DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/10/2005    Duedate: 01/22/2005

VALAMANTIS ARENA

DM-62    TURN-349

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BUS
PUBLIC TRANSIT (418)
(62-4115) [15-6-1,102]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BUS                            POSITION IS EMPTY
PUBLIC TRANSIT (418)           
(62-4115) [15-6-1,102]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BUS                            RELENTLESS
PUBLIC TRANSIT (418)           THE BEARS (268)
(62-4115) [15-6-1,102]         (62-4148) [2-2-0,25]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)         45
2. PUBLIC TRANSIT (418)        10      DEVIL'S MAYHEM (421)
3. THE BEARS (268)              7      Unchartered Team
4. SRETSAMLEUD (407)            0
5. DARKSIDEOFTVLAND 3 (422)     0      WARRIORS OF SOL (168)

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)      38  16  1 70.4   1/ 1 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)       8  7 0
 2/ 2 PUBLIC TRANSIT (418)      28  14  2 66.7   2/ 2 DEVIL'S MAYHEM (421)      6  4 0
 3- 3 SRETSAMLEUD (407)         94  67  8 58.4   3/ 3 PUBLIC TRANSIT (418)      5  1 0
 4/ 4 THE BEARS (268)          280 238 21 54.1   4- 4 SRETSAMLEUD (407)         3  2 0
 5- 5*DARKSIDEOFTVLAND 3 (422)   1   1  0 50.0   5/ 5 THE BEARS (268)           3  5 0
 6/ 6 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)       65  70  4 48.1   6- 6*DARKSIDEOFTVLAND 3 (422)  1  1 0
 7- 7*THE DAMNED II (423)        1   4  0 20.0   7- 7*THE DAMNED II (423)       1  4 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 512): GOOEYDUCK of LAB EXPERIMENTS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 397): YELLOW PIKE of THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 517): DEWEY of GAMES LIBRARY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 513): KURT RAMBIS of PURPLE AND GOLD (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 512): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 516): THIRD OMEN of DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 513): GOKU of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 508): CYCLONE of THUNDERSTRIKERS (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 499): MARY of SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 498): MINOS of SONS OF SATAN (Damion, mgr.)
 DM  36 COSMOWORLD (turn 472): TIMBER LION of WOLFCATS (Ultraist, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 463): BOB, ETERNAL, of SANDS OF TIME (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 202): HOMEY CIDE of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 449): BOZO of CLOWNING AROUND (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 398): SPIDER-MAN of WENSINWASIN M.H. (Youngblood, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 189): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 177): SVAD BONEGRIN of DAMAGE INC. (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 348): BUS of PUBLIC TRANSIT (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 154): ORPHAN of X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 391): TUM of FROM THE FACE from TALCAMA (Shocking Toad, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 512): MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 397): THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 517): FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 513): PURPLE AND GOLD (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 512): JOHNS (Dear, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 516): DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 513): WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 508): TERRAPIN STATION (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 499): PENTARCHIE-18 (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 498): GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 COSMOWORLD (turn 472): WOLFCATS (Ultraist, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 463): BOY O'S (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 202): CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 449): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 398): DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 189): KATHOUSE (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 177): CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 348): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 154): X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 391): ODD SQUAD, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 517): DEWEY of GAMES LIBRARY (Nick, mgr.)
                          FROSTY of THE NUKES (Fusion, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 512): EXCURSION of BLADES OF MIST (Lord Andarus, mgr.)
                           GROTESQUE of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
                           SYNDICATE of ORCCON THUGS (DMobster, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 516): THIRD OMEN of DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 507): GRACIE of SPRINGBORN (Still, mgr.)
                           LUNELLE of THE MOONDOGS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 499): MARY of SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 498): GINA TAILIA of FEVER PITCH (Alfredo Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 462): KORRIBIE of JINDA-BAN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 201): LAHRS ENNY of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
                               ANGELOST of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 397): APPLE of FRUITS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 188): CERISA of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jinda, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 177): SVAD BONEGRIN of DAMAGE INC. (Tripwire, mgr.)
                          SLIPPERY NIPPLE of HANGOVERS (Crip, mgr.)
                          FLAMING DRAMBUIE of HANGOVERS (Crip, mgr.)
              (turn 176): PLAGUEBEARER of SHADOWLAND (DeGotti, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  MIDDLE WAY 10 had cause to celebrate, after ALTA CHESS got 27 points by 
beating INFERNO SERPENT.  A certain someone should cut down on the drinking and 
practice more, after losing 22 points to ALTA CHESS.  (Discrete enough, INFERNO 
SERPENT?) TRAIN WRECK found out that VALAMANTIS isn't a democracy.  You've gotta be 
the best to be Duelmaster here!  So who's the team that's been walking into taverns 
last week and ordering milk?  Sounds like a PR stunt to me.   
     My mother wished me to avoid conflict, and seek the gentle trade of Spyreporter. 
But warriors aren't supposed to avoid fights!  To quell some nasty rumors, the guys 
in DEVIL'S MAYHEM are not carrying any incurable diseases.  No need to avoid 'em.  
Like a pup with its tail between its legs, THE BEARS scurried away from DEVIL'S 
MAYHEM.  Oh, the shame!  If challenges were horses, DOC FELLE could open up a fast 
food joint!  Them's the breaks, DOC FELLE.  Expecting fair challenges from PUBLIC 
TRANSIT is evidently too much to ask.  TRAIN overcame DOC FELLE.  The whole thing 
leaves a bitter memory.   
     The moving sword slashes, and having slashed, moves on...  Questions are being 
raised about the disposing of severed body parts in the arena.  A certain tavern in 
VALAMANTIS would I avoid!   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  As if buffeted by forces of nature beyond my 
control, I must take my leave of this place.  Do not despair!  I shall return!-- 
Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BUS 4115                     15   6  1   102       PUBLIC TRANSIT (418)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TRAIN 4114                   13   8  1    97       PUBLIC TRANSIT (418)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ALTA CHESS 4137              13  14  0    86       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
 BENSI DURN 4141              16  11  1    74       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
 TRAIN WRECK 4121              5   4  1    68       THE BEARS (268)
 DOC FELLE 4139               14  13  1    67       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HELL STORM 4147               7   2  0    61       DEVIL'S MAYHEM (421)
 INFERNO SERPENT 4162          7   1  0    60       DEVIL'S MAYHEM (421)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAJJ'IL THAN'NI 4160          7   2  0    55       DEVIL'S MAYHEM (421)
 COLOSSUS'S FIRE 4164          5   1  0    50       DEVIL'S MAYHEM (421)
-DIED 4151                     6   1  0    46       SRETSAMLEUD (407)
 EB GOLLU 4138                 7  20  0    41       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RELENTLESS 4148               2   2  0    25       THE BEARS (268)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SILLI 4174                    2   0  0    22       SRETSAMLEUD (407)
-CARELESS BEAR 4156            1   1  0    22       DARKSIDEOFTVLAND 3 (422)
-ISKSO 4172                    2   0  0    20       SRETSAMLEUD (407)
-TESNUS 4173                   2   0  0    16       SRETSAMLEUD (407)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DARIMA FENN 4177              1   2  0    16       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
-LAN NAMDRAGORAN 4167          1   0  0    15       THE DAMNED II (423)
 ENSLAVED ANGEL 4178           1   1  0     7       DEVIL'S MAYHEM (421)
-SIR MARIUS 4169               0   1  0     1       THE DAMNED II (423)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
CELESTIAL FURY 4143    8  3 0 DEVIL'S MAYHEM 421    BENSI DURN 4141       345 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Colossus's Fire -- You people with undefeated records just burn me up!  That zero in
the middle is like a target for me.  I go right for it.  I don't grudge you a WINNING
record, mind you, just the "undefeated" stuff.  It makes me feel like nobody's been
trying. -- Bensi Durn

Bus -- For some reason (groaning), I feel like I've been hit by a...oh.  I guess I
HAVE been hit by a bus.  Well, no wonder, then. -- Doc Felle

Train -- Such power and control, I love it.  It's always a pleasure to see a man who
knows where he's going. -- Alta Chess

Train Wreck -- (aggrieved look)  It isn't FAIR that I should be in a train wreck and
not get hit by the train.  Something is MISSING in this experience. -- Eb Gollu

Careless Bear -- Well, LISTEN.  Don't BE so careless, okay?  Next time, you might
burn down the whole forest, and THEN where would you be? -- Darima Fenn

Din -- It still feels odd for a total parry to kill like that. -- Bensi Durn and Nick

15 December 2004
The Company of Brothers Alliance would like to welcome Azereth as our newest member.
We are sure he will be an asset to both our alliance and the dueling community! --
Baphomet, Co-Founder T.C.B.

24 December 2004
Due to requests, the Turf War IV will be postponed until turn 225 (approx May/June
2005).  Sorry about the inconvenience. -- Baphomet, host of TW 4

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

TRAIN devastated DOC FELLE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
BUS vanquished TRAIN WRECK in a exciting 1 minute uneven Title battle.
INFERNO SERPENT was overpowered by ALTA CHESS in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
HELL STORM was bested by BENSI DURN in a 1 minute fight.
COLOSSUS'S FIRE savagely defeated EB GOLLU in a 2 minute bloody mismatched match.
HAJJ'IL THAN'NI vanquished THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 1 minute brutal mismatched fight.
RELENTLESS viciously subdued ENSLAVED ANGEL in a popular 2 minute competition.
DARIMA FENN won victory over EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute beginner's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   1 -  0      86  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL     15 -   7 -  0      68  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         AIMED BLOW         2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         BASHING ATTACK    19 -  18 -  1      51  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         TOTAL PARRY        6 -   6 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK    19 -  19 -  3      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -  11 -  0      48  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 349 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   BUS 4115                   15   6  1  102 PUBLIC TRANSIT (418)
TOTAL PARRY      BENSI DURN 4141            16  11  1   74 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
LUNGING ATTACK   TRAIN WRECK 4121            5   4  1   68 THE BEARS (268)
WALL OF STEEL    DOC FELLE 4139             14  13  1   67 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
STRIKING ATTACK  HELL STORM 4147             7   2  0   61 DEVIL'S MAYHEM (421)
PARRY-LUNGE      COLOSSUS'S FIRE 4164        5   1  0   50 DEVIL'S MAYHEM (421)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BUS 4115.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
RELENTLESS 4148.  The ten other most popular fighters were COLOSSUS'S FIRE 4164, BUS 
4115, ALTA CHESS 4137, TRAIN 4114, BENSI DURN 4141, EB GOLLU 4138, HAJJ'IL THAN'NI 
4160, DARIMA FENN 4177, TRAIN WRECK 4121, and HELL STORM 4147.

The least popular fighter this week was ENSLAVED ANGEL 4178.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were INFERNO SERPENT 4162, DOC FELLE 4139, HELL STORM 4147, TRAIN 
WRECK 4121, DARIMA FENN 4177, HAJJ'IL THAN'NI 4160, EB GOLLU 4138, BENSI DURN 4141, 
TRAIN 4114, and ALTA CHESS 4137.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

BUS (62-4115) PUBLIC TRANSIT (418)

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

     For those of you who keep track of such things, 11 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                        EEK THE CAT (2-4110) of THE FUNNY FARM 
                             HADES (11-5338) of MYTHICAL 
                    DRAUGHT DODGER (12-5209) of WISH YOU WERE BEER 
                      DRACO MALFOY (18-7115) of HOUSE SLYTHERIN 
                           FREAK (18-7300) of RUN AND HYDE 
                   BETWEEN THE EYES (60-716) of METAL MILITIA II 6
                  SHOVELING SANDY (65-3584) of STORMNITE SANDBAGGER 
                         BLUE BLOOD (73-3657) of BLACK & BLUE 
                          JOCK (82-10452) of 4-LETTER ITCHES 
                       WILLIE BROWN (82-13201) of 1976 RAIDERS 
                          YUENGLING (82-16265) of LOCAL BEER 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes