DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/02/2005    Duedate: 05/14/2005

VALAMANTIS ARENA

DM-62    TURN-357

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BENSI DURN
MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
(62-4141) [23-12-1,108]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BENSI DURN                     JACK OF SHADOWS
MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)            CHURCH OF HAWKWIND (427)
(62-4141) [23-12-1,108]        (62-4211) [1-0-0,13]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ALTA CHESS                     RELENTLESS
MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)            THE BEARS (268)
(62-4137) [16-19-0,89]         (62-4148) [7-4-0,90]

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)         55
2. MIKE'S INK (380)            53      THE BEARS (268)
3. CHURCH OF HAWKWIND (427)    19      Unchartered Team
4. MIDGETS (356)               13
5. THE DAMNED II (423)         11      CHURCH OF HAWKWIND (427)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 THE BEARS (268)          288 250 21 53.5   1/ 1 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)       9  6 0
 2/ 0 MIKE'S INK (380)          29  28  1 50.9   2- 3 FLAGG'S DEVASTATOR (400)  2  0 0
 3/ 4 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)       84  91  4 48.0   3/ 0*CHURCH OF HAWKWIND (427)  2  3 0
 4/ 0 MIDGETS (356)             50  56  2 47.2   4/ 0 MIDGETS (356)             1  0 0
 5/ 0*CHURCH OF HAWKWIND (427)   2   3  0 40.0   5/ 0 MIKE'S INK (380)          1  0 0
 6- 5 FLAGG'S DEVASTATOR (400)  13  20  3 39.4   6/ 0*THE DAMNED II (423)       1  1 0
 7/ 0*THE DAMNED II (423)        2   5  0 28.6   7/ 5 THE BEARS (268)           1  5 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 520): BRICK WALL of HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 404): SCARDY CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 525): SAGA of AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 521): SNOW FLEA of BLACK & BLUE (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 520): JOHN TYLER of I'M HISTORY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 524): COOKIE FOR THE SOUL of HOLE IN THE WALL (The Muffin Man)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 521): DILL WEED of SUGAR AND SPICE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 516): BAILEY O'BEAD of THE MOONDOGS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 507): BARBU of BIG MEAN FISH (Big Wave Dave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 506): SUIGENERIS of TROOPERS (Lord Genesis, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 480): SANDPAPER CONDOM of MEMPHIS MAFIA II (Talon Darkhart, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 470): RUNABOUT of JINDA-BAN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 207): ULRIK VORN of THE MIDDLE WAY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 458): THE MOLE of DELVERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 406): DELANGE of DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 193): MOUSETRAP of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 181): JUDAS PRIEST of CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 356): BENSI DURN of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 158): RYSHER of ORIGINALE BASTARDS ( ! , mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 399): SPEEDI of SHAMROCKS from DELARQ TOR (Leprechaun, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 520): MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 404): THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 525): AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 521): BLACK & BLUE (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 520): I'M HISTORY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 524): HOLIDAY HORRORS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 521): UNDER JOLLY ROGER (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 516): SPRINGBORN (Still, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 507): BIG MEAN FISH (Big Wave Dave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 506): TROOPERS (Lord Genesis, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 480): SHOUT HEY HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 470): JINDA-BAN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 207): CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 458): DELVERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 406): DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 193): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jinda, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 181): ILL AVENGERS (Knolan, Master Wildstorm, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 356): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 158): FILM FUN (Otto X. Frothingslosh, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 399): BLACK PRIMER, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 525): SAGA of AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
              (turn 524): SUNBURN of SIMPLY DESSERTS (Sweet Tooth, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 524): SATAN CLAUS of HOLIDAY HORRORS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 519): MY BIG TOE of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 516): BAILEY O'BEAD of THE MOONDOGS (Nick, mgr.)
                           STORMBLADE of THUNDERSTRIKERS (Zeus, mgr.)
               (turn 515): SIX DEMON BAG of BIG TROUBLE (Edge, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 507): JANDOLIN of GHAELIE SIDHE (Mordraith, mgr.)
                (turn 506): GOHAN of WASTELAND (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 506): SUIGENERIS of TROOPERS (Lord Genesis, mgr.)
                           BLAK MASK of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 480): SANDPAPER CONDOM of MEMPHIS MAFIA II (Talon Darkhart, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 469): FUGAZI of TEAM FLOYD (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 457): CRIX BREMOORE of FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 157): ORPHAN of X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Train Wreck, nothing TOO personal--Alta would be personal because of her
friendship with Train, but not me--but I DO like wrecking you.

                                    Bensi Durn

                                      SPY REPORT

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  In the interest of complete reporting, CHURCH OF HAWKWIND got a 2-3-0 
last week, on their first time around.  Practice pays for BLUE BUTTERFLY, who 
pummelled CANDY FLOSS COWBOY, to pocket 53 points.  TRAIN WRECK certainly had a 
baffled expression on his face, after losing to ALTA CHESS and losing 21 points in 
the process!  BENSI DURN successfully staved off a grab for the roses by RELENTLESS 
of THE BEARS.  Does VALAMANTIS have no one talented enough to dethrone her?  So who's 
the team that's been walking into taverns last week and ordering milk?  Sounds like a 
PR stunt to me.   
     So much to report, so little time!   
     The moving sword slashes, and having slashed, moves on...  Ask not a spymaster 
for counsel, for he will pontificate long after you have fallen into an unconscious 
stupor.   
     Do not think spyreporting in VALAMANTIS is the highlight of my life.  My fingers 
tire and I fear my incessant prattling may cause unfair judgement upon my impeccable 
character.  VALAMANTIS, I leave you now.  The Duelmaster has agreed to foot my bill 
at Doom's Dome.  'Til next time-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BENSI DURN 4141              23  12  1   108       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RELENTLESS 4148               7   4  0    90       THE BEARS (268)
 ALTA CHESS 4137              16  19  0    89       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
 DOC FELLE 4139               16  19  1    79       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
-JOE C 3331                   12  10  0    74       MIDGETS (356)
-DIO 3336                     10   8  0    72       MIDGETS (356)
 TRAIN WRECK 4121              8   8  1    67       THE BEARS (268)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DARIMA FENN 4177              7   4  0    58       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EB GOLLU 4138                 8  27  0    55       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
 BLUE BUTTERFLY 3642           1   0  0    53       MIKE'S INK (380)
-VICIOUS THRILL 3885           4   5  1    52       FLAGG'S DEVASTATORS (400)
-RABID BLITZER 3882            4   3  1    42       FLAGG'S DEVASTATORS (400)
-TATTOO 3334                   9  11  1    39       MIDGETS (356)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FURIOUS BASHER 3881           2   4  1    17       FLAGG'S DEVASTATORS (400)
-LAN NAMDRAGORAN 4167          1   0  0    15       THE DAMNED II (423)
 BILBO 3763                    1   0  0    13       MIDGETS (356)
 JACK OF SHADOWS 4211          1   0  0    13       CHURCH OF HAWKWIND (427)
 LYNN THAO 4190                1   0  0    10       THE DAMNED II (423)
-ZESPEE KOO 3946               1   1  0     7       FLAGG'S DEVASTATORS (400)
-COOPER 3850                   1   2  0     5       MIKE'S INK (380)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DODGE'EM DUDE 4210            1   0  0     3       CHURCH OF HAWKWIND (427)
-TGEKI ROO 3947                0   2  0     2       FLAGG'S DEVASTATORS (400)
-SIR MARIUS 4169               0   1  0     1       THE DAMNED II (423)
 PSYCHEDELIC WARLORD 4209      0   1  0     1       CHURCH OF HAWKWIND (427)
 CANDY FLOSS COWBOY 4213       0   1  0     1       CHURCH OF HAWKWIND (427)
 HASSAN I SAHBA 4212           0   1  0     1       CHURCH OF HAWKWIND (427)
 ANGEL DUST 4191               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?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Nick -- I will see you in Trocar, DM 54.  Sensei Jan, our teacher, has invited us to
the contest. -- Liam the Goth & Buddy Lee

Bensi Durn -- How about fish and chips?  It's finger food and all.  Sorry to say we
will not be active for a bit.  My boss is in North Fork for the TW4 Contest with the
rest of the Illuminati brothers.  We saw a Middle Way 3 there (yours?) and thought of
you.  So I get to lay back and get fat and watch you keep the title.  So perhaps we
can get those fish and chips. -- Colussus's Fire
P.S.  Drop us a p-ad in 47 and say hello!

Eb Gollu -- Sorry about that.  Good fight, my friend!  As for my name, Liam the Goth
named me after two different months in the Persian calendar.  Told Buddy Lee it
sounded Elvish.  I like it. -- Hajjil Than'ni (Tan'ni)

Colossus's Fire -- What do you mean you have a date and can't have fish and chips
with me?  Tell your girlfriend to bring a friend for me. -- Angel Dust

Buddy Lee -- Happy (sad) that you will be at TW4 with Asmo, Baphomet, Azereth and the
rest of The Company of Brothers.  Should be real fun with the Vendetta Cartel
(Kat/cpt, Fizban, Master Darque, Maximillian and Street Legal), The Vendett@United
(C.H.F./cpt, Wasby, Toker, Goat, Dok Sik, Voodoo, Abraxis and Skullagrim), The
Fellowship of SCOMS (Oz/Cpt, Crip, Slugbait, Mannequin and Soultaker--Spawn's not in
this year), The Illuminati (Talon Darkhart/cpt, Baphomet, Asmo Dius, Liam the Goth,
Buddy Lee, Sir Chester, Azereth, Hammer, P-Diddy, Azrael, Turtle, Assurnasirbanipal,
Flagg, Matrix and Tripwire).  I'm hoping some of the other 40+ Alliances will show up
like the CDC, The Firm, DOOMCorps, B.O.B., L.A.L.O.D., L.6 and so on.  I believe
Hammer of kLk will be posting ads or something.  See you at the swamp. -- Liam the
Goth, Illuminati (T.C.B.)

Nick -- Just wanted to say 'hi'. -- Liam

Liam -- Will you let me fight for you? -- Colossus'sFire

Colussus's Fire -- Err...you would have to ask Buddy Lee and Ed that one. -- Liam

Eb Gollu -- So you're the one Hajj'ils been telling me about.  Hmmmm. -- Lynn Thao

Inferno Serpent -- Hey sis, so who's the one picking on you? -- Lynn Thao

Alta Chess -- No column from me.  My manager got the turn 33 days after the fact.
That's why we have been quiet in the p-ads and why we are in part inactive here. --
Hell Storm

Darima Fenn -- Great fight!  But my reach was short on that one. -- Enslaved Angel

Relentless -- And you MEAN it, don't you? -- Alta Chess

Kung-Fu Master?  But I don't WANT to do kung-fu. -- Doc Felle

Hmm, the Ambitious Guard must've been practicing.  He isn't usually that, uh, well,
not GOOD, exactly, but that definite, decisive, and BOLD. -- Eb Gollu

Dangerous Criminal?  Pooh. -- Darima Fenn

20 April 2005
I have returned after a five-year absence.  I expect all tithes, gifts and bequeaths
to resume as normal. -- Magic Man

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BENSI DURN unbelievably bested RELENTLESS in a 2 minute master's Title fight.
TRAIN WRECK was handily defeated by ALTA CHESS in a 1 minute one-sided match.
DOC FELLE bested VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 2 minute veteran's contest.
EB GOLLU overpowered FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute mismatched match.
DARIMA FENN devastated CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute bloody one-sided duel.
BILBO overpowered HASSAN I SAHBA in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
BLUE BUTTERFLY overpowered CANDY FLOSS COWBOY in a 1 minute uneven melee.
LYNN THAO vanquished PSYCHEDELIC WARLORD in a 1 minute uneven duel.
ANGEL DUST was outlasted by DODGE'EM DUDE in a slow 17 minute beginner's duel.
JACK OF SHADOWS overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute uneven match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         TOTAL PARRY       12 -   3 -  0      80  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -   3 -  0      73  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         WALL OF STEEL     10 -   9 -  0      53  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK    16 -  17 -  0      48  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -  10 -  0      38  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         BASHING ATTACK     8 -  17 -  0      32  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         AIMED BLOW         0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 357 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-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  3         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         3  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      BENSI DURN 4141            23  12  1  108 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
LUNGING ATTACK   RELENTLESS 4148             7   4  0   90 THE BEARS (268)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    DARIMA FENN 4177            7   4  0   58 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
SLASHING ATTACK  BLUE BUTTERFLY 3642         1   0  0   53 MIKE'S INK (380)
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 BENSI DURN 4141, ALTA 
CHESS 4137, DARIMA FENN 4177, BLUE BUTTERFLY 3642, DOC FELLE 4139, EB GOLLU 4138, 
LYNN THAO 4190, TRAIN WRECK 4121, BILBO 3763, and JACK OF SHADOWS 4211.

The least popular fighter this week was DODGE'EM DUDE 4210.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were ANGEL DUST 4191, PSYCHEDELIC WARLORD 4209, CANDY FLOSS COWBOY 
4213, HASSAN I SAHBA 4212, JACK OF SHADOWS 4211, BILBO 3763, TRAIN WRECK 4121, LYNN 
THAO 4190, EB GOLLU 4138, and DOC FELLE 4139.