DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/24/2005    Duedate: 02/05/2005

VALAMANTIS ARENA

DM-62    TURN-350

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TRAIN
PUBLIC TRANSIT (418)
(62-4114) [14-8-1,100]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TRAIN                          POSITION IS EMPTY
PUBLIC TRANSIT (418)           
(62-4114) [14-8-1,100]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ALTA CHESS                     RELENTLESS
MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)            THE BEARS (268)
(62-4137) [14-14-0,93]         (62-4148) [3-2-0,49]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DEVIL'S MAYHEM (421)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE BEARS (268)             40
2. DEVIL'S MAYHEM (421)         3      DEVIL'S MAYHEM (421)
3. DARKSIDEOFTVLAND 3 (422)     0      Unchartered Team
4. THE DAMNED II (423)          0
5. MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)        -13      JERUNE (118)

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)      41  18  1 69.5   1/ 2 DEVIL'S MAYHEM (421)      9  6 0
 2/ 2 PUBLIC TRANSIT (418)      29  15  2 65.9   2/ 3 PUBLIC TRANSIT (418)      5  1 0
 3/ 4 THE BEARS (268)          282 238 21 54.2   3/ 1 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)       5 10 0
 4- 5*DARKSIDEOFTVLAND 3 (422)   1   1  0 50.0   4/ 5 THE BEARS (268)           4  2 0
 5/ 6 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)       66  74  4 47.1   5- 6*DARKSIDEOFTVLAND 3 (422)  1  0 0
 6- 7*THE DAMNED II (423)        1   4  0 20.0   6- 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 513): GOOEYDUCK of LAB EXPERIMENTS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 398): PROWESS of KNOT WHOLE (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 518): WOLF SPIDER of SIMPLY DESSERTS (Sweet Tooth, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 514): DREAMER of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 513): FREDERICK DOUGLASS of I'M HISTORY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 517): STEAL SHANK of DARK PENNACLE (Dincuru Feadagnor, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 514): BENDER of BLADES OF ICE (Lord Andarus, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 509): LADY DIVAN of SPRINGBORN (Still, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 500): MEET DEATH of INANIMATE TOFU (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 499): MINOS of SONS OF SATAN (Damion, mgr.)
 DM  36 COSMOWORLD (turn 473): TIMBER LION of WOLFCATS (Ultraist, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 464): BOB, ETERNAL, of SANDS OF TIME (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 203): HOMEY CIDE of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 450): BOZO of CLOWNING AROUND (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 399): HANNAH of AMAZON ELITE (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 190): DAROSHTAN of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jinda, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 178): LONDON QUIREBOY of CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 349): BUS of PUBLIC TRANSIT (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 155): ORPHAN of X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 392): DARK GUMBY of WASTELAND II from BONSUR (The Muffin Man)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 513): MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 398): THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 518): OUR HIGHEST HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 514): PURPLE AND GOLD (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 513): I'M HISTORY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 517): BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 514): WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 509): TERRAPIN STATION (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 500): PENTARCHIE-18 (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 499): none
 DM  36 COSMOWORLD (turn 473): KAMIKAZI (Turtle, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 464): BOY O'S (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 203): CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 450): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 399): DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 190): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jinda, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 178): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 349): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 155): X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 392): ODD SQUAD, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 513): GOOEYDUCK of LAB EXPERIMENTS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 398): FORMIDABLE of KNOT WHOLE (Sultan, mgr.)
                           YELLOW PIKE of THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 517): DEWEY of GAMES LIBRARY (Nick, mgr.)
                          FROSTY of THE NUKES (Fusion, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 516): THIRD OMEN of DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 499): MARY of SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 499): MINOS of SONS OF SATAN (Damion, mgr.)
                           I SEE SOUNDS of COSMIC FREAK OUT (Floyd, mgr.)
               (turn 498): GINA TAILIA of FEVER PITCH (Alfredo Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  36 COSMOWORLD (turn 473): DONNA of BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 462): KORRIBIE of JINDA-BAN (Nick, 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.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 349): BUS of PUBLIC TRANSIT (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 155): CANNONBALL of X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

The bus is heading outta town and anyone who wants to catch it better hurry!  But
this time, no round trip tickets.  For all my glory, I have naught of great tales to
tell.  I am a product of another arena emptying before me.  13-9-6-17-15-13-11 VH/VL
ML, Bash Tactic, skills at: 21/12/25/7/7/24, appearing completely mode.  Assur says I
get one last fight in the Dark Arena and then it's mostly retirement for me.
Farewell.  With luck, my comrade will follow next turn.

Bus

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, VALAMANTIS?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Later days, MIDDLE WAY 10, since DEVIL'S 
MAYHEM took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  Of course, we're all 
terribly impressed to see RELENTLESS win a fight and gain 24 points, terribly.  Tsk, 
tsk, RELENTLESS beat HAJJ'IL THAN'NI and HAJJ'IL THAN'NI lost 20 points.  You're 
breakin' my heart.  BUS Dark Arena Challenged STONE GOLEM for VALAMANTIS' Title this 
turn, and guess what happened?  The crowds were amazed this turn, as STONE GOLEM 
killed the Duelmaster, BUS, leaving PUBLIC TRANSIT in mourning.  This incredible 
death has allowed, I might add, TRAIN from PUBLIC TRANSIT to ascend to the throne of 
Duelmaster, and I hear DARK ARENA is not happy.  Drunkard's Guild, humph!  I've 
tasted better ale at mortuaries.  Where do they get this stuff?  From VALAMANTIS' 
trash dumps?   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.  What's the big D?  THE BEARS was the most avoided 
team?  Bunch of lily livered... grumble... mumble... curse...  And it looks like 
PUBLIC TRANSIT avoided them the most this turn.  What a pack of would be losers, if 
you ask me.  Hmph.  DOC FELLE was challenged more times this turn than the 
Duelmaster.  Now was the DM insulted or feared?  Heh, heh.  I notice TRAIN 
challenging down 30 points to fight DOC FELLE, PUBLIC TRANSIT doubtless has some 
rotten excuse for such an insult to honor.  And golly gee, TRAIN beat DOC FELLE.  
Aren't we all surprised and impressed?  Now look at this.  HELL STORM challenged down 
20 against MIDDLE WAY 10's EB GOLLU.  What a weasel!  Question now is, will 
VALAMANTIS accept this sort of tacky behavior?  HELL STORM beating EB GOLLU.  The 
insult, the....yech!   
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only 
shines through use.  Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     What does the VALAMANTIS arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  Just wait 'till next time I show 
up here, I won't be so nice!  So nyaaah!  Paste this one in your scrapbooks, you'll 
need the kindling come this winter-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TRAIN 4114                   14   8  1   100       PUBLIC TRANSIT (418)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ALTA CHESS 4137              14  14  0    93       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TRAIN WRECK 4121              6   4  1    84       THE BEARS (268)
 DOC FELLE 4139               14  14  1    67       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HELL STORM 4147               8   2  0    67       DEVIL'S MAYHEM (421)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BENSI DURN 4141              16  12  1    62       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
 COLOSSUS'S FIRE 4164          6   1  0    60       DEVIL'S MAYHEM (421)
 INFERNO SERPENT 4162          7   2  0    57       DEVIL'S MAYHEM (421)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RELENTLESS 4148               3   2  0    49       THE BEARS (268)
 EB GOLLU 4138                 7  21  0    42       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
 HAJJ'IL THAN'NI 4160          7   3  0    35       DEVIL'S MAYHEM (421)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CARELESS BEAR 4156            1   1  0    22       DARKSIDEOFTVLAND 3 (422)
 ENSLAVED ANGEL 4178           2   1  0    17       DEVIL'S MAYHEM (421)
-LAN NAMDRAGORAN 4167          1   0  0    15       THE DAMNED II (423)
 DARIMA FENN 4177              1   3  0     7       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
-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?
BUS 4115              15  7 1 PUBLIC TRANSIT 418    STONE GOLEM 26        350 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Train Wreck -- It's your arena now! -- Bus

Doc Felle -- Just one more win and I'll ride off into the sunset -- Train

Train -- Gods, I feel like I've been hit by a train! -- Doc Felle

Inferno Serpent -- Sorta sorry, but I've got a thing about snakes. -- Alta Chess
P.S.  And if you're not a snake, you shouldn't wear that snakeskin pattern on your
armor.  The scales give me a cold grue.

Hell Storm -- I didn't mean to disengage your weapon arm quite that literally. --
Bensi Durn

Colossus's Fire -- I should've brought my extinguisher.  I'm all scorched. -- Eb
Gollu

The Embezzling Scribe is a Rirorni, which inclines me to believe his protestations of
innocence.  Rirorni are barely literate at the best of times, and he probably "lost"
that money through ineptitude rather than malicious intent. -- Darima Fenn

Our congratulations to the Bus, who will be improving the transportation situation on
the Isle! -- Nick and the Middle Way

12 January 2005
On Jhans turn number 476 (due on Feb. 16, 2005) the Second Annual kLk St. Valentine's
Massacre Kill Contest will begin.  The rules are simple; the team with the most kills
on the last turn wins.  Last year's winner was Shocking Toad.  Can he repeat?  Could
DOOMcorps crush all challengers?  Will the kLk prevail?  Or will you be the
independent manager to show that alliances aren't all that?  Come on to Jhans and
let's find out!
     Prizes are:  1st.  Renaming of a Dark Arena monster and five roll-up
                        certificates or $25.00 deposited in your account.
                  2nd.  Renaming of a Stand-In monster.
     Come on and celebrate the Delarquan way!
                                                                   Azrael

15 January 2005
     BR 4 is upon us!  First turn is due on 1/29/05.  Many thanks to RSI for helping
supply a great prize for the winner and those who meet the 90% endurance criteria.
     Winning prize:  6 months free play, a +1 bonus potion, a limited damage potion,
a favorites knowledge potion, a minor stat-switch prize, and renaming a Dark Arena
creature.
     Endurance prizes:  a +1 bonus potion to all teams that fight 90% of the possible
fights during the contest.
     For details, visit Talcama's newletter or http://www.geocities.com/assurnasir/br4
     To join, simply bring a team to DM 18, announce your entry in the personals, and
follow the very simple rule of not avoiding!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BUS was viciously butchered by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
TRAIN demolished DOC FELLE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge Title melee.
HELL STORM overpowered EB GOLLU in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
ALTA CHESS devastated INFERNO SERPENT in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
TRAIN WRECK demolished BENSI DURN in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
HAJJ'IL THAN'NI was viciously subdued by RELENTLESS in a 2 minute bloody fight.
COLOSSUS'S FIRE overpowered DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
ENSLAVED ANGEL defeated DARIMA FENN in a 2 minute gruesome beginner's melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   1 -  0      86  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL     14 -   8 -  0      64  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   5 -  0      58  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    20 -  15 -  3      57  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK    20 -  16 -  1      56  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         TOTAL PARRY        7 -   6 -  1      54  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW         1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -  11 -  0      45  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   3 -  0      25  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 350 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     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   TRAIN 4114                 14   8  1  100 PUBLIC TRANSIT (418)
LUNGING ATTACK   TRAIN WRECK 4121            6   4  1   84 THE BEARS (268)
STRIKING ATTACK  HELL STORM 4147             8   2  0   67 DEVIL'S MAYHEM (421)
TOTAL PARRY      BENSI DURN 4141            16  12  1   62 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
PARRY-LUNGE      COLOSSUS'S FIRE 4164        6   1  0   60 DEVIL'S MAYHEM (421)
WALL OF STEEL    HAJJ'IL THAN'NI 4160        7   3  0   35 DEVIL'S MAYHEM (421)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ALTA CHESS 4137.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was RELENTLESS 4148.  The ten other most popular fighters were HELL STORM 4147, ALTA 
CHESS 4137, DARIMA FENN 4177, TRAIN 4114, TRAIN WRECK 4121, COLOSSUS'S FIRE 4164, 
ENSLAVED ANGEL 4178, DOC FELLE 4139, EB GOLLU 4138, and INFERNO SERPENT 4162.

The least popular fighter this week was HAJJ'IL THAN'NI 4160.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were BENSI DURN 4141, INFERNO SERPENT 4162, EB GOLLU 4138, DOC FELLE 
4139, ENSLAVED ANGEL 4178, COLOSSUS'S FIRE 4164, TRAIN WRECK 4121, TRAIN 4114, DARIMA 
FENN 4177, and ALTA CHESS 4137.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

TRAIN (62-4114) PUBLIC TRANSIT (418)

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

BUS (62-4115) PUBLIC TRANSIT (418)

                 FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY XXXV

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
5 2979 (109-74-4)                      4  3  0         NUMBERS              
THE DRAGON 2505 (127-99-5)             2  3  0         SAVAGE               

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
THE ETERNAL PLEDGE 2931 (50-33-0)      2  3  0         LEGENDS OF TKE       

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PINK HEART 3643 (19-6-2)               3  3  0         MIKE'S INK           
DADDY 3640 (22-18-0)                   2  3  0         MIKE'S INK           
LIL NOIR 3311 (24-13-1)                0  1  0         ENIGMA               

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
2 2976 (24-20-3)                       0  3  0         NUMBERS              

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MADE A COMBO 3896 (8-6-0)              1  3  0         WON AT POOL          

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TRAIN WRECK 4121 (5-4-1)               2  3  0         THE BEARS            
BLUE BUTTERFLY 3642 (0-0-0)            1  3  0         MIKE'S INK           

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
RELENTLESS 4148 (2-2-0)                4  3  0         THE BEARS            
CARELESS BEAR 4156 (1-1-0)             3  3  0         DARKSIDEOFTVLAND 3   

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
RUBBER CHICKEN 4073 (0-0-0)            2  3  0         BLITHERING IDIOTS    

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
HONEY NUTS 4187 (0-0-0)                2  3  0         THE BEARS            
NUTS 4186 (0-0-0)                      1  3  0         THE BEARS            
BERRIES 4185 (0-0-0)                   0  3  0         THE BEARS            
BLACK MAGE #631 4039 (0-0-0)           0  3  0         FINAL FANSTASY III