DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/12/2004    Duedate: 07/24/2004

VALAMANTIS ARENA

DM-62    TURN-336

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

YOU
SRETSAMLEUD (407)
(62-4002) [16-7-1,103]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

YOU                            TRAIN
SRETSAMLEUD (407)              PUBLIC TRANSIT (418)
(62-4002) [16-7-1,103]         (62-4114) [5-3-1,70]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

YOU                            YOU
SRETSAMLEUD (407)              SRETSAMLEUD (407)
(62-4002) [16-7-1,103]         (62-4002) [16-7-1,103]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SRETSAMLEUD (407)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DEVIL'S MAYHEM (421)        28
2. MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)         21      SRETSAMLEUD (407)
3. SRETSAMLEUD (407)           17      Unchartered Team
4. PUBLIC TRANSIT (418)         7
5. CLAN BATTLEAXE (283)         0      DEVIL'S MAYHEM (421)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*DEVIL'S MAYHEM (421)       5   0  0  100   1/ 1 SRETSAMLEUD (407)         9  3 0
 2- 2 CLAN BATTLEAXE (283)      47  28  5 62.7   2/ 4*DEVIL'S MAYHEM (421)      5  0 0
 3/ 5 SRETSAMLEUD (407)         70  53  6 56.9   3/ 2 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)       5 10 0
 4/ 3*PUBLIC TRANSIT (418)       9   7  2 56.3   4/ 3*PUBLIC TRANSIT (418)      4  2 0
 5/ 4 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)       39  31  2 55.7   5- 6 CLAN BATTLEAXE (283)      1  0 0
 6- 6 THE BEARS (268)          274 225 19 54.9   6- 5 THE BEARS (268)           1  3 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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                         ---===DELARQUAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 499): TALON of FLOYDS FAN CLUB (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 384): TOOFLESS of GLORY BOUND TROLLS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 504): GRAPH of GAMES LIBRARY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 500): STANLEY'S CUP of SPORTZ! (Guardian, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 499): HOWLER of THE TAKEN (Silver Stroke, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 503): ZEP of IRON BROTHERS (Dan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 500): TASTY HANGNAIL of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 495): QUIETUS of QUBIT (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 486): PURPLE FIREFISH of BIG MEAN FISH (Big Wave Dave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 485): SYRANO BLOODBANE of THE BLOODBANES (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 459): PINK BEAR of LITTLE GIRLS LIKE... (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 450): STEVEN SCIMITAR of EAGLES CLAW (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 196): DUCK TAPE of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 437): STUPID SEXY FLANDERS of I'M SO SEXY (Muffy, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 385): APPLE of FRUITS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 183): LAWYER of PLAGUES (Abarsis, the Slaughter Priest, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 171): HOFFA WITH HAIR of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 335): YOU of SRETSAMLEUD (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 148): CANNONBALL of X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 378): SLEEPLESS PARANOIA of PARENTHOOD from DWES EG (TUM)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 499): CLAN BATTLEAXE (Mithril, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 384): GLORY BOUND TROLLS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 504): AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 500): none
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 499): THE TAKEN (Silver Stroke, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 503): BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 500): WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 495): CLAN BATTLEAXE (Mithril, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 486): CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 485): CARNAGE CANARIES (Carnage Canary, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 459): LITTLE GIRLS LIKE... (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 450): EAGLES CLAW (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 196): ATMAN PROJECT (Kosmos, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 437): HIGHER PURPOSE (Angus, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 385): ALL-UGLY TEAM (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 183): USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 171): THE EXPLORERS (Kellog, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 335): SRETSAMLEUD (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 148): X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 378): BLACK PRIMERS, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 384): ONE BROW of GLORY BOUND TROLLS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 504): HARALDUR of AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 503): ZEP of IRON BROTHERS (Dan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 499): PTI of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 495): SULTAN OF SWING of TERRAPIN STATION (Floyd, mgr.)
               (turn 494): LENNY BAXTER of TOWNSVILLAINS (The Narrator, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 485): SYRANO BLOODBANE of THE BLOODBANES (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 459): PINK BEAR of LITTLE GIRLS LIKE... (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 196): MISS CON DUCK of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 437): EL RIPPOFF of DELVERS (Nick, mgr.)
               (turn 436): GUNSLINGER of KING'S KREW (King Ralph, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 182): MERGEN of THE BLACK COMPANY (Woelfe, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 171): HOFFA WITH HAIR of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 147): 2 PHAT of VERMIN (Sultan, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of VALAMANTIS!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  ALTA CHESS caught the eye of many in 
the gladiatorial commission as she skillfully bested THE USEROUS MERCHANT and was 
awarded 14 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, THE 
USEROUS MERCHANT put down BENSI DURN, causing her to lose 6 points of recognition in 
the process.  Not for nothing has YOU in the past laid claim to the Duelmaster's 
throne, and this week he's proven his combat skill yet again.  No confirmation, but 
my sources claim that the top team has gained their position using magical aids.  
Charmed weapons perhaps?   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In VALAMANTIS "art" is a word that has 
long since passed from the language!  VALAMANTIS, city of gladiators!  Mighty among 
the names of thy guilds is THE BEARS, a guild shunned and avoided by many in the 
weekly duels.  Methinks more than a few here could name the guild it was that spent 
the better part of last week avoiding THE BEARS.  Indeed it was PUBLIC TRANSIT.  
Mighty fighters cannot but expect competition from those below.  EB GOLLU take 
warning!  You have more than a few enemies in VALAMANTIS.  I can not but mention with 
disdain the name of BUS who this week posted a challenge to a warrior a full 11 
points below in the rankings.  I thought BUS showed great skill and promise when he 
beat EB GOLLU.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Many townsmen have begin to remark over the fact 
that after one more round of duels THE BEARS' Bloodfeud against BET OR NOT DIE will 
have expired.  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and assassins.  In the arena there 
is only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     The girls are as pretty in VALAMANTIS as ever I remembered them....and the 
fighters as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  Sadly warriors, now longer can I 
keep thy company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  Till 
next we meet remember:  a fool flies into a rage quickly and often.  The wise are 
angered by the same thing only once.  Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YOU 4002                     16   7  1   103       SRETSAMLEUD (407)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BET OR NOT DIE 3981          13  10  2   121       SRETSAMLEUD (407)
 BETTER NOT DIE 3982          15   9  0   100       SRETSAMLEUD (407)
 CRYSALIS 3980                19   7  2    92       SRETSAMLEUD (407)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SHOGUN 2507                  11   7  1    70       CLAN BATTLEAXE (283)
 TRAIN 4114                    5   3  1    70       PUBLIC TRANSIT (418)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHIP ENSER 4140               8   6  1    64       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
-EUNICH 2554                  11   0  0    61       CLAN BATTLEAXE (283)
-MEGAN 2746                    7   4  2    60       CLAN BATTLEAXE (283)
 DOC FELLE 4139                9   5  1    58       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ALTA CHESS 4137               9   5  0    53       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
 BUS 4115                      4   4  1    40       PUBLIC TRANSIT (418)
 BENSI DURN 4141               9   5  0    38       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CELESTIAL FURY 4143           2   0  0    26       DEVIL'S MAYHEM (421)
-TRAIN WRECK 4121              2   0  0    26       THE BEARS (268)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SKYRAE 2945                   2   0  0    23       CLAN BATTLEAXE (283)
 EB GOLLU 4138                 4  10  0    22       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
 HELL STORM 4147               2   0  0    20       DEVIL'S MAYHEM (421)
-IVER 2946                     1   0  0    16       CLAN BATTLEAXE (283)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TRANSEL'S BUM 4145            1   0  0    11       DEVIL'S MAYHEM (421)
-TOO GOOD 4131                 2   1  0     7       THE BEARS (268)
 DUEL 2 4129                   0   5  0     5       SRETSAMLEUD (407)

'-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn.

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
THE BUM 3918          11  5 0 THE BEARS 268         BET OR NOT DIE 3981   333         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Train -- Next time, I think I'll just stay home. -- Alta Chess

Bus -- And not only that, you're loaded with a football team, aren't you? -- Eb
Gollu, fairly flat

Crysalis -- Somehow I thought you'd be slow.  You weren't. -- Chip Enser

Erm, hmm, that Dangerous Criminal?  I don't know about the "criminal" part, but he's
dangerous! -- Bensi Durn

If we can only have one win this time, I'm glad I got it. -- Doc Felle

Ed. -- Oh, tough guys, huh, the Osksi Peasants?  Why aren't THEY in the arena then.
No, don't tell me, they're too SMART, too, aren't they? -- Eb Gollu

     *grin* Yep.  And busy, most likely. -- Ed.

Eb Gollu -- Thanks!  Your support has allowed our service to continue uninterrupted!
-- Bus

Alta Chess -- I know--it isn't fair with me being so heavily subsidized, but some
people rely on me every day! -- Train

16 June 2004
                             Death Fest Begins July 29/DM 59 T-172

     "You drive a hard bargain Hammer," responded Lord Lian Ki Na-Sul, "but the
Gladiatorial Commission has agreed to re-open DM 58 Delarq Tor as a Slow Arena
exclusively for a period of six months to those Death Fest contestants who fight
their stables at least 67 times out of a possible 75 during the 15 rounds of Death
Fest; on the condition that at least 20 stables qualify for the Illis Iron Stable
Award at the conclusion of the Death Fest and those qualifying managers send a New
Stable to DM 58 Delarq Tor without Cannibalizing their participation in the other
arenas where they have active stables!"
     Hammer felt a certain sense of satisfaction as he studied the ghoulish grin
spreading across the face of Lord Lian Ki Na-Sul; proud Arena Master of the once
dying Illis Arena, as the DM 59 Arena Authority signed the Gladiatorial Commission
papers authenticating the arrangement agreed upon by the two parties presiding.
     "You and the Gladiatorial Commission also drive a hard bargain," Hammer replied
as he reflected upon the prospects of Delarq Tor DM 58 being re-opened as a Slow
Arena with at least 20 New Stables by the Managers who fight their stables at least
67 times out of a possible 75 during the 15 rounds of Death Fest. "I also notice the
clause that for Delarq Tor to be open Exclusively for 6 months to the New Stables
managed by the Illis Iron Stable Award Winners that there must be at least 15 stables
Active each cycle. That is a fair bargain for the opportunity to battle for the
Duelmaster Throne each of those six months before Other New Stables are allowed to
enter Delarq Tor."
     This was a Golden Opportunity for both Veteran and Newbie Managers to pave a new
frontier of Delarq history by qualifying their Death Fest stables in DM 59 with 67
fights out of a possible 75; then for the price of running a stable in a Regular
Arena, continuing to be Active in DM 59 and sending a New Team Roll Up to be a part
of "History in the Making" when Delarq Tor would re-open for its First Turn as a Slow
Arena on November 3rd, 2005.
     Death Fest would conclude on T-186 August 25th, 2005 allowing the Illis Iron
Stable Award Winners enough time to be registered with the Gladiatorial Commission;
whereupon they would be able to submit a New Team Roll Up to the GC to start a New
Stable in Delarq Tor; be able to fight those New Gladiators in the Rookies 2005 Fall
Mailer Tourney; then begin competing for the DM 58 Duelmasters Throne in Delarq Tor
right out of the gate with the November 3rd 2005 T-1 Debut Opening Round.
     Hammer of the First Part had also negotiated with Lord Na-Zul of the Second Part
an agreement that All 10 Dark Arena Monsters and 17 NPCs Characters be re-named by
the Top Ten Death Fest Finishers. [See DM 59 T-171 Newsletter Team Spotlight by
Hammer for the complete listing of Dark Arena Monsters/NPCs and the Official Death
Fest Designation for which Top Ten Finishers re-name which characters!]
     Lord Na-Sul could not hide his delight at the prospects of Death being re-
delivered to his once dying arena during the Delarq Death Fest; the DM 59 Arena
Master agreed that these Death Fest Prizes were but a Small Exchange in Comparison to
the Profits to be made by the local Illis business merchants and surrounding
community from the Anticipated Influx into Illis by the Veteran and Newbie
Managers/Gladiators/Stables seeking to make History in the Delarq Death Fest.
     Nor could Hammer conceal his jubilation regarding the Call Across Alistari being
Answered to Cross Blades and Match Wits with the Devious, the Diabolical, the
Dangerous and the Down Challenging who were being drawn to the Delarq Death Fest to
Fulfill their Delarq Dueling Destiny!
     REMEMBER: Death Fest begins July 29th T-172 with 25 points being awarded to
those who write a minimum 15 paragraph Team Spotlight [including Stable Name &
Managerial Alias in the Storyline!] for the DM 59 T-172 Newsletter [So Make Sure HAL
Does Not Eat any Lengthy Sentences that are Emailed without Proper Formatting; and
the RSI Typist has Plenty of Time to Type Any Hand Written Spotlights; Lest Ye
Discover 0 Points Awarded for a Missing or Incomplete T-172 Team Spotlight!]
     "May Your Blades Be Sharp and Your Wits Sharper!"  -- Hammer/Death Fest
Host/Vendetta Cartel Captain; WordSmith and High Priest of the Crimson Ascension
Family in DM 28

12 July 2004
All Readers -- Due to the pressures resulting from preparing for and dealing with the
Face to Face, no spotlights will be written until it's over. -- the Scribe

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BUS devastated EB GOLLU in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
YOU vanquished TRAIN in a exciting 1 minute gory uneven Title battle.
BETTER NOT DIE vanquished VETERAN MERCENARY in a popular 1 minute mismatched brawl.
CRYSALIS savagely defeated CHIP ENSER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute competition.
BENSI DURN was savagely defeated by THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 9 minute struggle.
ALTA CHESS handily defeated THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 1 minute uneven fight.
DOC FELLE vanquished FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
DUEL 2 was vanquished by HELL STORM in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
CELESTIAL FURY overpowered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute uneven match.
TRANSEL'S BUM beat PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute novice's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   1 -  1      75  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         LUNGING ATTACK    41 -  27 -  1      60  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -   9 -  1      59  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         TOTAL PARRY        4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK    10 -  13 -  2      43  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   4 -  0      33  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         AIMED BLOW         0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 336 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   YOU 4002                   16   7  1  103 SRETSAMLEUD (407)
BASHING ATTACK   TRAIN 4114                  5   3  1   70 PUBLIC TRANSIT (418)
WALL OF STEEL    DOC FELLE 4139              9   5  1   58 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
SLASHING ATTACK  ALTA CHESS 4137             9   5  0   53 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
TOTAL PARRY      BENSI DURN 4141             9   5  0   38 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is YOU 4002.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
YOU 4002.  The ten other most popular fighters were BETTER NOT DIE 3982, CRYSALIS 
3980, BUS 4115, ALTA CHESS 4137, CELESTIAL FURY 4143, TRANSEL'S BUM 4145, DOC FELLE 
4139, HELL STORM 4147, TRAIN 4114, and CHIP ENSER 4140.

The least popular fighter this week was BENSI DURN 4141.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DUEL 2 4129, EB GOLLU 4138, CHIP ENSER 4140, TRAIN 4114, HELL STORM 
4147, DOC FELLE 4139, TRANSEL'S BUM 4145, CELESTIAL FURY 4143, ALTA CHESS 4137, and 
BUS 4115.