DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/23/2006    Duedate: 02/04/2006

VALAMANTIS ARENA

DM-62    TURN-375

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

EB GOLLU
MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
(62-4138) [15-38-0,90]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

EB GOLLU                       MERCURY
MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)            LEGION OF LEGEND (409)
(62-4138) [15-38-0,90]         (62-4011) [2-2-0,21]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

EB GOLLU                       ERFIN GORAM
MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)            MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
(62-4138) [15-38-0,90]         (62-4220) [5-6-0,32]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. LEGION OF LEGEND (409)      45
2. MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)         30      MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
3. MIDGETS (356)                0      Unchartered Team
4. THE BEARS (268)              0
                                       LEGION OF LEGEND (409)

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/ 1 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)       8  7 0
 2- 2 MIDGETS (356)             61  57  2 51.7   2- 3 THE BEARS (268)           3  0 1
 3/ 3 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)      125 138  4 47.5   3- 2 MIDGETS (356)             3  1 0
 4/ 0*LEGION OF LEGEND (409)     4  10  0 28.6   4/ 0*LEGION OF LEGEND (409)    2  2 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 536): HELLACIOUS of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 421): THE SHOCKER of INQUISITION SL5 (LHI, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 544): HEARTS of GAMES LIBRARY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 540): VANGUARD of ORCCON THUGS (DMobster, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 539): HOFFA of JOHNS (Dear, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 543): JUSTIN of THE LADY'S LIST (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 540): CLARITIN JUNKIE of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 535): SYD TUBULAR of SPRINGBORN (Still, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 526): DAVE of SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 525): ACE of SWORD OPERA (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 499): NIKITA of BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 489): SIR LICKSALOT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 216): SKULK of CHEAP SHOTS (?, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 477): SU-CHI of WIND STORM (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 425): WILLIE MCGEE of ALL-UGLY TEAM (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 203): SILVERBOLT of RUNNING AMOK (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 191): SOUL SCOURGE of VILE REAVERS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 374): DIO of MIDGETS (Ganolus Oakleaf, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 168): MAKKEH KILLER of MILCHAMAH (Hammer, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 418): DR DAZZLE of PEPPER PRACTICE II from ANDOR (The Muffin
                             Man, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 536): STEEL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 421): THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 544): FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 540): DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 539): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 543): THE LADY'S LIST (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 540): WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 535): QUBIT (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 526): PENTARCHIE-18 (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 525): SWORD OPERA (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 499): AARDVARK HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 489): JINDA-BAN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 216): THE MIDDLE WAY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 477): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 425): ALL-UGLY TEAM (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 203): OF WOLF AND MAN (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 191): CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 374): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 168): MILCHAMAH (Hammer, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 418): BLACK PRIMERS, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1MORDANT (turn 536): BRICK WALL of HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 420): SCARDY CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 540): VANGUARD of ORCCON THUGS (DMobster, mgr.)
                           FIREBALL of F BALLS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
               (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 477): FRANKENBUTT of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
               (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

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly VALAMANTIS games.  ZEUS caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested EMBEZZLING SCRIBE and was awarded 20 
points in recognition.  Due to his absence and inability to defend the throne, DIO 
has lost the title of Duelmaster.  This time victory fell to the grasp of the 
usurper.  All hail EB GOLLU, Duelmaster of VALAMANTIS!  Informants "close" to the 
city champion have told me that he never fights without pantyhose on beneath his 
armor.  Watch out!   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers the 
miserable with fortune but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in VALAMANTIS.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  More than a sharp eye must I 
keep, indeed a stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari 
await me!  Till next we meet remember:  a fool flies into a rage quickly and often.  
The wise are angered by the same thing only once.  Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EB GOLLU 4138                15  38  0    90       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)

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

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JOE C 3331                   12  10  0    74       MIDGETS (356)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BALI DARRAS 4221              6   5  0    53       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
-GOOD BEAR 4200                6   1  0    52       THE BEARS (268)
 DANA FRISS 4230               4   1  0    47       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
-TYRION 3764                   3   0  0    47       MIDGETS (356)
-TATTOO 3334                   9  11  1    39       MIDGETS (356)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ERFIN GORAM 4220              5   6  0    32       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
-RUNAWAY 4229                  3   0  0    32       THE BEARS (268)
 CHIA EDEL 4219                6   5  0    26       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MERCURY 4011                  2   2  0    21       LEGION OF LEGEND (409)
 ZEUS 4010                     1   0  0    20       LEGION OF LEGEND (409)
 ATLAS 4008                    1   3  0    14       LEGION OF LEGEND (409)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
JUPITER 4066           0  1 0 LEGION OF LEGEND 409  HIGH ELF 19           375 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Dio -- Well, that's the way it goes these days.  One "real" fight and four standbys.
Of course, it does wonders for our team record, four and one!  And there's nowhere on
the RECORD listing to say how many of those victories were against standbys.  Of
course, that's deception.  People look at our winning records and think, wow, these
gladiators must be hot spit!  As if!  Well, okay, they don't look at MY record that
way:  14-38?  But I just tell 'em it's my job to keep the team from getting a swelled
collective head.  It's a dirty job, but somebody's got to do it. -- Eb Gollu
P.S.  Very skilled of you.
P.P.S.  I won't say "good fight," because from MY point of view, it was NOT.

A captured orc.  This is utterably thrilling.  At least, it would be if he actually
WAS an orc.  What does it say about the times that an elf must pose as an orc in the
arena in order to earn eating money?  Nothing very good, I suppose.  Gods know, I
wouldn't be in the arena if I could find another reliable job. -- Dana Friss

Hmm, the Fratsfa Slave is an elf, too.  Makes you wonder about those Fratsfans.  I
HAVE heard they've got a lot of elvish blood up there, is this how they do it?  And
for that matter, how does a southern (Shagornan) elf who was presumably enslaved in
Fratsfa, come to be in Valamantis and still a slave?  Is there grounds for an
investigation here?  Or is it just a case of, once you enter into slavery, getting
back out is harder than pulling a dragon's teeth? -- Bali Darras

Yes, well, I can see why this particular Noble was slung out of Osksi.  He's a were-
cat!  I bet they thought he was partly Ratani or something...until suddenly there was
this lion or tiger or whatever, just when they weren't expecting it.  Hard on him,
since he probably didn't even suspect.  But I can see the point of view of the
Osksians, too.  I mean, who wants someone around who might turn into a lion or tiger
if he got annoyed?  Unsettling. -- Erfin Goram

So!  The Embezzling Scribe is Rirorni.  (Stop reading if you've heard this before.)
That seems to be the reason he took up embezzling, he wasn't a good enough scribe to
make a living honestly.  And, that's why he got caught and is in the arena, he wasn't
a good enough embezzler to make a living DIS-honestly.  But he's Rirorni, so who
cares? -- Chia Edel

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

JUPITER was butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
EB GOLLU devastated M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute one-sided Title duel.
DANA FRISS overcame THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 3 minute match.
BALI DARRAS savagely defeated THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a crowd pleasing 5 minute duel.
ERFIN GORAM savagely defeated ATLAS in a exciting 5 minute bloody fight.
CHIA EDEL was bested by CAPTURED ORC in a 2 minute veteran vs. amateur upset duel.
MERCURY overpowered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
ZEUS overpowered EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 2 minute uneven melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -   0 -  0     100  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         LUNGING ATTACK     6 -   2 -  1      75  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         WALL OF STEEL      8 -   4 -  0      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -   7 -  0      53  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         AIMED BLOW         5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   7 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         TOTAL PARRY        3 -   6 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 375 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    BALI DARRAS 4221            6   5  0   53 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
WALL OF STEEL    DANA FRISS 4230             4   1  0   47 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is EB GOLLU 4138.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was ERFIN GORAM 4220.  The ten other most popular fighters were BALI DARRAS 4221, 
DANA FRISS 4230, EB GOLLU 4138, CHIA EDEL 4219, MERCURY 4011, ATLAS 4008, ZEUS 4010, 
JUPITER 4066,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was JUPITER 4066.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ZEUS 4010, ATLAS 4008, MERCURY 4011, CHIA EDEL 4219, EB GOLLU 4138, 
DANA FRISS 4230, BALI DARRAS 4221, ERFIN GORAM 4220,  0, and  0.