DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/08/2004    Duedate: 06/21/2004

AMEN-TEI ARENA

DM-63    TURN-329

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

LOCKHEART
SAFE HAVEN (270)
(63-2232) [11-4-1,87]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

LOCKHEART                      POSITION IS EMPTY
SAFE HAVEN (270)               
(63-2232) [11-4-1,87]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HOBO JO                        JHANA
WAYFARERS (248)                SAFE HAVEN (270)
(63-2520) [13-11-0,55]         (63-2233) [9-7-1,70]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SAFE HAVEN (270)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SAFE HAVEN (270)            44
2. WAYFARERS (248)             29      SAFE HAVEN (270)
3. COLOURED PEOPLE (293)       26      Unchartered Team
4. MONSTER CHILD (292)          0
5. CAR AND DRIVER (155)         0      COLOURED PEOPLE (293)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*COLOURED PEOPLE (293)      2   0  0  100   1/ 2 SAFE HAVEN (270)         10  5 0
 2- 1 MONSTER CHILD (292)       14   6  0 70.0   2/ 1 WAYFARERS (248)           7  8 1
 3/ 3 SAFE HAVEN (270)          49  29  3 62.8   3- 3 MONSTER CHILD (292)       2  0 0
 4- 2 SITTIN' ON ACES (283)     18  11  0 62.1   4/ 0*COLOURED PEOPLE (293)     2  0 0
 5- 4 CAR AND DRIVER (155)     455 404 25 53.0   5- 5 CAR AND DRIVER (155)      2  1 0
 6/ 5 WAYFARERS (248)          375 448  9 45.6   6- 4 SITTIN' ON ACES (283)     1  0 0
 7- 6*SUPERIOR FORCES 54 (302)   1   3  0 25.0   7- 6*SUPERIOR FORCES 54 (302)  1  3 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[ The North Woods #4 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

On the Trier off northwestern Alastari:

     "Ship coming!"  Lockheart climbed a little higher on the mast and tried to focus
the spyglass one-handed.  Real sailors could hang on with their feet, he supposed,
and use both hands on the spyglass, but he had no intention of risking a fall.  "What
does it mean that it's flying a red flag with a black sun in the middle?"
     "Kurukar."
     "An enemy, then."  Lockheart began to ease himself down the mast.  "What do we
do now?"  He glanced over his shoulder at the approaching ship.  "And why are they
taking their sails down?"
     Tindel muttered something under his breath that Lockheart was sure was a curse.
"Do they have oars?"
     "Yeah."
     "Then they're going to try to ram us."
     Lockheart ducked the swing of the boom as their boat turned and hurried to
fasten their sail in a new position.  "Can we outrun them?"
     "Maybe, as long as they stay on the oars and we're lucky with the wind.  Our
biggest advantage is that we can sail in shallower water than they can."
     Lockheart looked over his shoulder at the pursuer.  "I really don't like
this...."  His teammate didn't answer, and Lockheart lifted the spyglass to look for
other ships.  If there should be a second enemy around, they were in serious trouble.
More serious than now.  There was another.  Of course.  That's the way their luck was
running today.  It was farther out on the lake, more or less in the direction they
were headed, larger than Tindel's boat but smaller than the pursuer from Kurukar.
"Who has a green flag with a yellow fish on it?"
     "That'd be Aradi's golden scrod."
     "Will they help us?"
     "Who knows?  Aradians are crazy."

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                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 244): MISS STEP of LADIES IN WAITING (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 490): DOG-TIRED of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 490): I ATE MY WORM of I BENT MY WOOKIE (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 483): RUMSFELD of THE REPUBLICANS (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 479): CROCONAW of WATER DECK (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 479): SQUYER of CHAUCERS WORDS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 480): AMEE of HEADBANGERS (Sablon-O-Vlad, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 475): THE ROCK of WRESTLMANIACS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 441): LEADFOOT of TACO GODS (The Oracle, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 434): TORA HAMLIN of WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 427): ZACK of HARDTIMESINBABYLON (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 192): STRING BEAN JEAN of THE FURIOUS FIVE (Generalissimo
                            Puerco, mgr.)
 DM  60 LOOPHOLES (turn 339): TRIPLICATE THUNDER of WILD CARDS (Snotman, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 328): ERICKA BEARICKA of MONSTER CHILD (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 146): TOMB of SHADOW GOLD (Shadowgate, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 375): MONICA VIRTUESHIELD of KNIGHTS OF VIRTUE from ARUAK CITY
                            (JRK, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 244): TEN TON TOGAS (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 490): BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 490): THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 483): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 479): KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 479): CHAUCERS WORDS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 480): WARCKERS (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 475): RED DOG GANG (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 441): THE DISC (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 434): GLAD TO MEAT YOU (Alfredo Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 427): DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 192): ASSASSIN NATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  60 LOOPHOLES (turn 339): WILD CARDS (Snotman, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 328): WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 146): CASTLE BLACK (Shadowgate, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 375): RISEN FROM THE DEAD (LHI, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 243): NIGHT BLACK of PHANTOM FORCES 2 (The Catalyst, mgr.)
                           RANCID WAIF of HAPLESS WAIF (Berylstar, mgr.)
                           TAISHO of YAKUZA (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 490): DOG-TIRED of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
                   (turn 491): CRISSY of VIEW ASKEW (Angus, mgr.)
                               BLACK OUT of COLORIFIC (Purple People Eater, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 483): RUMSFELD of THE REPUBLICANS (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 478): SOVEREYN of CHAUCERS WORDS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 441): TERIS of BEYOND THE PALE (Leeta, mgr.)
              (turn 440): FRY GUY of TACO GODS (The Oracle, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 434): TORA HAMLIN of WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 427): ZACK of HARDTIMESINBABYLON (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 191): GRIM GLADIOLA of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  60 LOOPHOLES (turn 339): TRIPLICATE THUNDER of WILD CARDS (Snotman, mgr.)
                              LORD OF THE O RINGS of WILD CARDS (Snotman, mgr.)
                              BRAK of THE UNDERWORLD (Proximo, mgr.)
                              NEWCASTLE of BEERBARIANS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 327): ELENA of SITTIN' ON ACES (Generalissimo Puerco, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 146): TOMB of SHADOW GOLD (Shadowgate, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
AMEN-TEI brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Later days, WAYFARERS, since SAFE 
HAVEN took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  Of course, we're all 
terribly impressed to see SHADY LADY win a fight and gain 15 points, terribly.  Tsk, 
tsk, TINDEL beat HOBO JO and HOBO JO lost 10 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  Due 
to absence, and inability to defend the throne, ERICKA BEARICKA has lost the Title of 
Duelmaster.  Start setting that alarm earlier!  And it's out with the old, in with 
the new, as LOCKHEART takes the Title and last week's bar tab from the old 
Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  Kickbacks and bribes, kickbacks and bribes, how else do you 
think some of these guys win their fights?  Skill?  Ha!   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  
PASSER BY was challenged more times this turn than the Duelmaster.  Now was the DM 
insulted or feared?  Heh, heh.   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  Titanium shields and bamboo daggers, guess what brave 
team is developing these kinds of weapons?   
     What does the AMEN-TEI arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  Well, I've had enough of this 
drivel, and I'm sure you have too.  Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  Paste 
this one in your scrapbooks, you'll need the kindling come this winter-- Snide 
Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LOCKHEART 2232               11   4  1    87       SAFE HAVEN (270)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FURIOUS TERROR 2248          27  16  0   114       CAR AND DRIVER (155)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ERICKA BEARICKA 2461         14   6  0   107       MONSTER CHILD (292)
-SPEEDWAY 2470                 9   9  0    93       CAR AND DRIVER (155)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FREAN 2234                   11   5  0    86       SAFE HAVEN (270)
 TINDEL 2231                   9   8  1    78       SAFE HAVEN (270)
 JHANA 2233                    9   7  1    70       SAFE HAVEN (270)
-MARIO ANDRETTI 1809           5   2  0    67       CAR AND DRIVER (155)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEEVINE 2230                  9   5  0    61       SAFE HAVEN (270)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOBO JO 2520                 13  11  0    55       WAYFARERS (248)
-QUINZE 2355                   4   3  0    52       SITTIN' ON ACES (283)
 PASSER BY 2513               11  17  0    50       WAYFARERS (248)
 JOE CHILL 2527               11  10  0    50       WAYFARERS (248)
 SELAUNAH 2551                 6   2  1    47       WAYFARERS (248)
 SHADY LADY 2552               5   0  0    47       WAYFARERS (248)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MEAN JOE GREEN 2477           1   0  0    13       COLOURED PEOPLE (293)
 RED GREEN 2475                1   0  0    13       COLOURED PEOPLE (293)
-FURTIVE RETURNS II 2556       1   0  0    10       SUPERIOR FORCES 5405 (302)
-ARLO 2357                     0   3  0     3       SITTIN' ON ACES (283)
-KENJI 2359                    0   1  0     1       SITTIN' ON ACES (283)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Lockheart -- I will lock my heart in a box of gold, and then what'll I do?  Sounds
like a dead end.  Maybe I'd better look for some OTHER angle here. -- Hobo Jo
P.S.  Like winning.

Deevine -- In your moves, yes.  But let me advise you on your attire, chick.  You are
not Cool. -- Joe Chill, the epitome of Cool, which fortunately does not call for
amazing gladiatorial success

Tindel -- Don't mind me.  I was just wandering around. -- Passer By

I always knew those Fratsfa Nobles were wimps. -- Selaunah

The Cult Member does not understand true shadow life. -- Shady Lady

25 May 2004
                                 TEN TURNS OF HELL:
                        The KLK Capture The Flag Competition

In the spirit of the ongoing effort to make arena play what it used to be (FUN!!), I
am proud to announce the KLK Capture The Flag Competition.  The competition will be
held in Jhans (DM-36, which has, by the way, grown in size equal to Talcama already).
:)  We are announcing this contest early to allow managers time to prep.

Rules:
     -- On turn 462 (due 8/4/04) the lowest ranked warrior on your team is given your
team's 'flag' (he is your initial flag defender).
     -- Starting on turn 463 (due 8/18/04) flags will be defended every turn and turn
463 is the turn scoring will begin.
     -- Fights involving flags are winners-take-all and a warrior can carry as many
flags as he can win.
     -- If a warrior holding a flag either A) goes inactive, B) loses to a stand-by
warrior or C) gets DA'd, he forfeits all flags he has and they are returned the their
original team's lowest ranked warrior.
     -- If you hold your own flag on an inactive warrior you receive NO POINTS that
turn.
     -- If a warrior graduates to AD holding flags starting on the next turn those
flags will be defended by the lowest ranked warrior on the team of the graduating
warrior.
     -- Scoring as follows for each turn:
          2 pts -- possession of your own team flag
          1 pt -- possession any other flag
          1 pt -- for each win
          1 pt -- for each kill
          1 pt -- for each award you receive in the newsletter
     -- You may enter as many teams as you like (per RSI rules) but each team is its
own entry.
     -- Tie-Breaker goes to the team that had the most points from flags.
     -- If still tied the tie-breaker will be the team that had the most points from
kills.  (It's the Delarq way.)
     -- The contest lasts 10 turns and there will be prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd
(based on highest point totals)

Prizes: (what you've been waiting on)
1st -- 3 know favorites potions*
       DA warrior named after winning manager
2nd -- 2 know favorites potions*
3rd -- 1 know favorites potion*

* These are full favorite potions (weapon, rhythms and tactics) and can only be used
on warriors with at least 4 FE.

     How's that for paying out? (grin)  Even if you think that it's all about the TC,
these prizes should be enough to draw you in.  (You know who you are.)
     I hope to see friend and foe alike come to Jhans.  Legion, Froths, and all the
others...this is your personal invite.  Can you win?  Can you survive 10 turns of
Hell in Jhans?
     Note:  Special thanks to RSI for helping make this contest possible.  Thanks
guys!

Bookie
KLK Alliance
Director Jhans' Board of Tourism
Warden of the Froth Circle (grin)
D.R.C. 4 Life

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

TINDEL devastated HOBO JO in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
DEEVINE vanquished PASSER BY in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
FREAN savagely defeated VETERAN MERCENARY in a 2 minute gruesome fight.
JHANA slimly lost to KHALHUMS DWARF in a popular 2 minute gory contest.
LOCKHEART demolished M. CHARDINEE in a 2 minute mismatched Title competition.
JOE CHILL vanquished AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
SELAUNAH overpowered AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute gory mismatched brawl.
SHADY LADY handily defeated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute gruesome uneven melee.
RED GREEN vanquished FRIENDLY CONSTABLE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
MEAN JOE GREEN vanquished FRIENDLY CONSTABLE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         WALL OF STEEL     10 -   2 -  1      83  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   2 -  0      71  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW        12 -   7 -  0      63  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE      12 -   9 -  0      57  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK    6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         LUNGING ATTACK    16 -  16 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 329 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     4 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         2  PARRY-STRIKE   
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-STRIKE     LOCKHEART 2232             11   4  1   87 SAFE HAVEN (270)
LUNGING ATTACK   FREAN 2234                 11   5  0   86 SAFE HAVEN (270)
BASHING ATTACK   TINDEL 2231                 9   8  1   78 SAFE HAVEN (270)
STRIKING ATTACK  DEEVINE 2230                9   5  0   61 SAFE HAVEN (270)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    HOBO JO 2520               13  11  0   55 WAYFARERS (248)
WALL OF STEEL    SELAUNAH 2551               6   2  1   47 WAYFARERS (248)
SLASHING ATTACK  SHADY LADY 2552             5   0  0   47 WAYFARERS (248)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is HOBO JO 2520.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was JHANA 2233.  The ten other most popular fighters were FREAN 2234, LOCKHEART 2232, 
TINDEL 2231, DEEVINE 2230, SHADY LADY 2552, JOE CHILL 2527, SELAUNAH 2551, MEAN JOE 
GREEN 2477, RED GREEN 2475, and HOBO JO 2520.

The least popular fighter this week was PASSER BY 2513.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were HOBO JO 2520, RED GREEN 2475, MEAN JOE GREEN 2477, SELAUNAH 2551, JOE 
CHILL 2527, SHADY LADY 2552, DEEVINE 2230, TINDEL 2231, LOCKHEART 2232, and FREAN 
2234.