DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/09/2006    Duedate: 01/21/2006

VALAMANTIS ARENA

DM-62    TURN-374

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DIO
MIDGETS (356)
(62-3336) [13-8-0,112]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DIO                            POSITION IS EMPTY
MIDGETS (356)                  
(62-3336) [13-8-0,112]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DIO                            BALI DARRAS
MIDGETS (356)                  MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
(62-3336) [13-8-0,112]         (62-4221) [5-5-0,45]

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. MIDGETS (356)                6      MIDGETS (356)
3. THE BEARS (268)              0      Unchartered Team

                                       THE FUDRUCKERS (237)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 THE BEARS (268)          314 264 25 54.3   1/ 2 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)       7  8 0
 2/ 3 MIDGETS (356)             61  57  2 51.7   2/ 3 MIDGETS (356)             5  1 0
 3/ 4 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)      121 137  4 46.9   3- 1 THE BEARS (268)           3  0 1

    '*'   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 535): HELLACIOUS of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 421): THE SHOCKER of INQUISITION SL5 (LHI, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 543): OTIS of FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 539): VANGUARD of ORCCON THUGS (DMobster, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 538): LHOTSE of EVEREST LLP (?, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 542): HOBBLED of DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 540): CLARITIN JUNKIE of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 534): SIR DA of SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 526): DAVE of SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 524): ACE of SWORD OPERA (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 498): CLOVER of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 488): RUMAKI of FREAKISH (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 216): SKULK of CHEAP SHOTS (?, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 476): RED SKELTON of CLOWNING AROUND (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 424): DELANGE of DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 202): SILVERBOLT of RUNNING AMOK (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 190): SOUL SCOURGE of VILE REAVERS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 373): DIO of MIDGETS (Ganolus Oakleaf, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 167): MAKKEH KILLER of MILCHAMAH (Hammer, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 417): DR DAZZLE of PEPPER PRACTICE II from ANDOR (The Muffin
                             Man, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 535): LETHAL HERITAGE (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 421): THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 543): FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 539): DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 538): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 542): THE LADY'S LIST (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 540): WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 534): QUBIT (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 526): PENTARCHIE-18 (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 524): none
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 498): PORTAL (?, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 488): JINDA-BAN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 216): THE MIDDLE WAY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 476): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 424): DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 202): JANIX (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 190): CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 373): THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 167): MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 417): BLACK PRIMERS, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 420): SCARDY CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 539): MAGIC JOHNSON of PURPLE AND GOLD (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 534): SIR DA of SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 526): DAVE of SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 498): DONNA THE HUNTRESS of THE FALLEN (Azrael, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 476): RED SKELTON of CLOWNING AROUND (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 424): DELANGE of DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 373): RELENTLESS of THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in VALAMANTIS this turn, and let's 
start with a look at some of the teams.  It seems the training can make the 
difference, as THE BEARS is pushed out of top team by MIDDLE WAY 10, who came from 
2nd with a 4-1-0 this turn.  And let's see, BALI DARRAS fought FRATSFA SLAVE and 
gained 17 points and contributed to MIDDLE WAY 10's 4-1-0.  The attempts to dethrone 
the Duelmaster have failed, and DIO remains VALAMANTIS' top warrior for another turn. 
Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I have heard from unimpeachable sources that Drake's 
Lodge uses trolls in their stew.  Talk about gristle!   
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  Is it really true that VALAMANTIS 
has more dishwashers per capita that fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  Always good to rest in VALAMANTIS, but never good to wear out my welcome.  
Look for me in future turns.  Until you see my quill in VALAMANTIS again, farewell-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DIO 3336                     13   8  0   112       MIDGETS (356)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EB GOLLU 4138                14  38  0    80       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
-JOE C 3331                   12  10  0    74       MIDGETS (356)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GOOD BEAR 4200                6   1  0    52       THE BEARS (268)
-TYRION 3764                   3   0  0    47       MIDGETS (356)
 BALI DARRAS 4221              5   5  0    45       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
-TATTOO 3334                   9  11  1    39       MIDGETS (356)
 DANA FRISS 4230               3   1  0    37       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RUNAWAY 4229                  3   0  0    32       THE BEARS (268)
 ERFIN GORAM 4220              4   6  0    30       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
 CHIA EDEL 4219                6   4  0    26       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Dio -- I am so GLAD you won that!  Nobody can rag on me for not writing a column if
I'm not the Duel2Dude, and I really don't have anything to say.  Enjoy your position
and all that. -- Eb Gollu
P.S.  Don't believe 'em when they tell you about the "great, money-making endorsement
opportunities."  It's just autographing arena programs and stuff like that.

Tyrion -- Somehow I think a midget should be SHORTER than me.  That doesn't seem
unreasonable to ME.  Does it to you? -- Bali Darras

Good Bear -- Not my kind of nuts.  I'd rather have it with pecans than with peanuts.
Of course, I won't absolutely turn DOWN peanuts, not when they come with chocolate,
but...not my fave. -- Erfin Goram

Runaway -- A runaway bear?  Intriguing concept.  WHY are you running away? -- Chia
Edel

Two fights and they throw me at the Ambitious Guard?  Gee, thanks. -- Dana Friss

Lady Protector Relentless -- That was bold of you, to challenge the Dark Arena BEFORE
you received your Invitation to the Isle.  I salute you!
     But I still don't have any lands to offer you. -- Memsettis the Downtrodden,
Arena Manager

30 December 2005
Just a reminder to all you online type people.  It is much appreciated if you send
your personals in PLAIN TEXT, rather than HTML or formatted text.  HAL, in his
infinite wisdom, doesn't DO formatting, which means having to unsnarl your personal
ads from bunches of extraneous...stuff.  So, if your e-mailer has a plain text
option, let it be your friend. -- Ed.
P.S.  Sometimes it's the formatted text which makes ads go astray.  Not often, but
sometimes.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DIO devastated EB GOLLU in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
DANA FRISS viciously subdued CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute brutal beginner's battle.
BALI DARRAS overpowered FRATSFA SLAVE in a crowd pleasing 2 minute mismatched duel.
ERFIN GORAM overpowered OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
CHIA EDEL bested EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 2 minute brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       1         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -   1 -  0      92  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         LUNGING ATTACK     9 -   2 -  2      82  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW         6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -   8 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         TOTAL PARRY        4 -   5 -  0      44  |
|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 374 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  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  DIO 3336                   13   8  0  112 MIDGETS (356)
WALL OF STEEL    DANA FRISS 4230             3   1  0   37 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DIO 3336.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
BALI DARRAS 4221.  The ten other most popular fighters were DIO 3336, CHIA EDEL 4219, 
DANA FRISS 4230, ERFIN GORAM 4220, EB GOLLU 4138,  0,  0,  0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was EB GOLLU 4138.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ERFIN GORAM 4220, DANA FRISS 4230, CHIA EDEL 4219, DIO 3336, BALI 
DARRAS 4221,  0,  0,  0,  0, and  0.

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

RELENTLESS (62-4148) THE BEARS (268)