DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/17/2005    Duedate: 10/29/2005

VALAMANTIS ARENA

DM-62    TURN-369

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

POSITION IS EMPTY

Chartered Recognition LeaderUnchartered Recognition Leader

POSITION IS EMPTY              POSITION IS EMPTY

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DOC FELLE                      EB GOLLU
MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)            MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
(62-4139) [21-26-1,94]         (62-4138) [13-34-0,94]

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. THE BEARS (268)              5      THE BEARS (268)
3. FINAL FANSTASY III (414)     0      Unchartered Team
4. DIAMONDS IN THE RUFF (386)   0
                                       CUTE DUCKIES (50)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*DIAMONDS IN THE RU (386)   2   0  0  100   1/ 1 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)       9  6 0
 2/ 3 THE BEARS (268)          306 262 24 53.9   2/ 2 THE BEARS (268)           3  0 0
 3/ 4 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)      110 123  4 47.2   3- 4*FINAL FANSTASY III (414)  2  6 0
 4- 5*FINAL FANSTASY III (414)   2   6  0 25.0   4- 5*DIAMONDS IN THE RU (386)  1  0 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

              + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Nightfall #7 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Valamantis:

     Tensekai stared at the roil of ships, water, and drowning men around the black
tower and nodded satisfaction.  "Better than I'd hoped," he said.
     Arenamistress Sitalva turned to stare at the Silver Mage.  "And I thought *I*
was cold-blooded!  Ships were destroyed and men died, Tensekai.  How is this
'better'?"
     "Ships would have been destroyed and men killed regardless of what I did," the
magician said.  His voice was weary.  "But I have learned something about the tower
and its abilities.  Enough, with luck, to make defeating it possible."
     "What--"
     A door slammed below them in Tensekai's tower.
     Tensekai sighed and wiped a hand across his face as though to wipe away fatigue.
He straightened up.  "Help me get into the damned official robe, Sita.  That'll be
Shanmarrik, wanting a report."

     "If we can't see the black tower," Rossanarth said, "how are we going to fight
it?"
     "There'll be a way, and we'll find it," M. Kargaed Chardinee said.  He waded a
little farther until he was out of the water to mid-chest, then turned and looked
back across the bay toward Valamantis.  There was nothing visible but steel-colored
water, dark rocks, and a gray sky.  Either the invisibility of the tower was a two-
way spell making the world that couldn't see the tower invisible FROM the tower, or
they had been transported to some other dimension along with the (presumably)
escaping tower.  Or the lightning that had destroyed their ship had destroyed
everything else in sight, as well, but that was a possibility that Kargaed was not
going to contemplate.  Besides, it was the lowest probability of the three options.
"We need to get out of the water before we take a fatal chill," he said, wading
farther.
     "A fatal chill.  That's one way to describe it."  The Guard shrugged and waded
farther up the slope.  He couldn't see dry land ahead, but it was still getting
shallower as he walked, so at least they could get mostly out of the water.  Of
course, if a wind came up, they'd get a chill drying off.  But at least they were
doing something.

Transel:

     "I don't care what the shipmasters say," Uvalie the Younger snapped.  "We have
good charts, and they don't show--"
     "The shipmasters know more about the state of the waters in this bay than any
chart does," Chief Constable Tarkindor snapped back.  "There are shoals and rocks in
what used to be clear water, and storms that owe nothing to natural causes.  There
are magical hazards in Skybreak Bay, and something has got to be done about them.
Soon," he added, overriding the woman's protest.  "Shipping is the life-blood of
Transel."  He narrowed his eyes at her, pleased when she stepped back a little.
These magicians were getting too cocky.  "The people of Transel expect the Transchael
Guild Arcane to protect them from such hazards.  You are currently spokesman--"
     "That's spokes-PERSON!"
     "Whatever, for the Guild.  So what are you doing about the problem?"
     "We're studying it."
     "Oh, THAT is great to hear!  I'm sure the sailors will be delighted--those that
haven't already vanished with their ships due to magical attacks."
     The (relatively) young woman drew herself up with more dignity than the Chief
Constable had expected of her.  "We'll...study faster," she said.

      * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ *

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 529): FLAIR of WIND STORM (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 414): MELLITA of THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 537): WIRLITZ of SORCERY COVENANT (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 533): PUSSY-FOOTED of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 532): MOUSE DAVIS of PARTY ANIMALS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 536): COOKIE FOR THE SOUL of HOLE IN THE WALL (The Muffin Man)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 533): HAILSTORM of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 528): SIR REALISTIC of SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 519): ALTON of BURN N' PILLAGE (Jolly, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 518): ASHANDAR of AGE OF EMPIRE (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 492): NIKITA of BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 482): SIR LICKSALOT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 213): OUTLAW STAR of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 470): OSTMAN of WAY OF THE SWORD A3 (Vhagar, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 418): WILLIE MCGEE of ALL-UGLY TEAM (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 199): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 187): EVANGELION of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 368): RELENTLESS of THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 163): DRUWEZ of GLACIATION GUILD II (Sir Chester, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 411): WIGGLER of THUNDR + LITENING from TALCAMA (Doc Steele)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 529): WIND STORM (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 414): THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 537): GAMES LIBRARY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 533): THE SHALLOWSHIP (?, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 532): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 536): THE LADY'S LIST (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 533): WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 528): SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 519): WASTELAND (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 518): AGE OF EMPIRE (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 492): ABSTRACT (Xerxes, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 482): JINDA-BAN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 213): CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 470): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 418): RONIN (Rosebud, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 199): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 187): CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 368): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 163): TWISTED SISTERS (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 411): BLACK PRIMERS, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 413): YOBER of OF WOLF AND MAN 6 (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 537): WIRLITZ of SORCERY COVENANT (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 533): PUSSY-FOOTED of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 531): BULL DURHAM of PARTY ANIMALS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 533): HAILSTORM of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 519): ALTON of BURN N' PILLAGE (Jolly, mgr.)
                            BILLY THE SQUID of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
                (turn 518): WILL THE BIKER of NEXT GENERATION (Assurnasirbanipal)
                            PREBIRTH of BURN N' PILLAGE (Jolly, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 491): SASQUATCH COWBOY of LEGENDARY BASTARDS ( ! , mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 198): FRED WEASLEY of GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 (Godric Gryffindor)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 187): EVANGELION of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, friends and fiends, welcome to your friendly neighborhood spyreport.  
I doubt VALAMANTIS will ever be the same.  And let's see, EB GOLLU fought KHALHUMS 
DWARF and gained 17 points and contributed to MIDDLE WAY 10's 5-0-0.  Due to hers 
absence and inability to defend the throne, RELENTLESS has lost the title of 
Duelmaster.  Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I have heard from unimpeachable sources 
that Drake's Lodge uses trolls in their stew.  Talk about gristle!   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  Is it really true that VALAMANTIS has more dishwashers per capita that 
fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     I like this place, VALAMANTIS, the taverns have old wine, and young serving 
girls.  Who could ask for more?  Well, I'm burning daylight here in VALAMANTIS and 
I've a long road ahead of me.  Happy Trails.  Until the sun next rises and my pen 
sets to paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RELENTLESS 4148              12   7  2   103       THE BEARS (268)
 DOC FELLE 4139               21  26  1    94       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
 EB GOLLU 4138                13  34  0    94       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOOD BEAR 4200                3   1  0    35       THE BEARS (268)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ERFIN GORAM 4220              2   3  0    26       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHIA EDEL 4219                4   1  0    20       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
-THE BIG 'OH' 3734             2   0  0    20       DIAMONDS IN THE RUFF (386)
 BALI DARRAS 4221              2   3  0    17       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
-TAR PIT 4217                  1   0  0    13       THE BEARS (268)
-BLACK MAGE #631 4039          1   1  0     8       FINAL FANSTASY III (414)
-BLACK MAGE #717 4042          1   1  0     4       FINAL FANSTASY III (414)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Relentless -- Good job!  Now I don't have to do a column. -- Doc Felle
P.S.  Tell me I don't have to do a runner-up column!

Good Bear -- What's so good about you?  It isn't like you were drenched in dark
chocolate. -- Chia Edel

By golly, I drew the Convicted Assassin AGAIN!  This is silly. -- Eb Gollu

The Big 'Oh' -- Neuter, huh.  Makes a person wonder. -- Bali Darras

Black Mage #631 -- You guys all look alike to me. -- Erfin Goram

Ed. -- A good point. -- Eb Gollu

     But of course. -- Ed., the modest

19 September 2005
I'd like to say hello to everyone I know that is still around after my being gone for
five years.  Hope to see you all on the sands, and may your weapons strike true and
your shields protect you (except, of course, against MY warriors *grin*)!! -- Lord
Xiang, D2-101

5 October 2005
To those once of Willaf -- It's time to come back to the sands.  I'm back,
exclusively at Willaf.... -- Kurd the Vivisectionist, Your Better

12 October 2005
Magic Man -- You are a fellow Canadian, are you not?  Where do you hail from?  I live
in Kelowna, B.C. -- Maximillian, 8,13, 28, 47, 54

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DOC FELLE devastated CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 2 minute gruesome mismatched fight.
EB GOLLU demolished KHALHUMS DWARF in a popular 1 minute gruesome one-sided melee.
GOOD BEAR devastated OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
BALI DARRAS overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute mismatched match.
CHIA EDEL bested MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute novice's duel.
ERFIN GORAM devastated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute mismatched match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       1         AIMED BLOW         4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    19 -   5 -  3      79  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK    4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         TOTAL PARRY        6 -   7 -  0      46  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   7 -  0      46  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   6 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   8 -  0      27  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 369 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  GOOD BEAR 4200              3   1  0   35 THE BEARS (268)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DOC FELLE 4139.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was EB GOLLU 4138.  The ten other most popular fighters were DOC FELLE 4139, BALI 
DARRAS 4221, GOOD BEAR 4200, CHIA EDEL 4219, ERFIN GORAM 4220,  0,  0,  0,  0, and  
0.

The least popular fighter this week was ERFIN GORAM 4220.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were CHIA EDEL 4219, GOOD BEAR 4200, BALI DARRAS 4221, DOC FELLE 
4139, EB GOLLU 4138,  0,  0,  0,  0, and  0.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

DOC FELLE (62-4139) MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)

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

     For those of you who keep track of such things, 12 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                          PETER (4-1642) of THE BAD BUNNIES
                    PHILLIP THE BIRD (40-3708) of CRUEL PET NAMES 
                  MILES HITS THE ROAD (69-7270) of CRUMBLING LEAGUE
                         ROCKWELL (7-5003) of UNDEAD ARTISTS
                          FURRY BOX (72-4314) of BRIAN LOCK
                            0001 (82-12389) of OCT 2001 1
                            0002 (82-12390) of OCT 2001 1
                      SACRIFICE (82-12669) of GAMES PEOPLE PLAY
                      HARRY SELDON (82-18333) of FOUNDATION ARMY
                         PSYCHO BITCH (82-18670) of SANDY TOO
                     ??RADAR?? (82-20310) of DYSLEXICS UNTIE! II
                          LITA (82-27080) of DARK TOADS 04D

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes