DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/12/2004    Duedate: 05/25/2004

DAL SHANG ARENA

DM-65    TURN-316

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

WHATCHAMACALLIT
BUENO FER NADA (707)
(65-6507) [14-1-0,184]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

WHATCHAMACALLIT                HORRID
BUENO FER NADA (707)           LEGION IV (595)
(65-6507) [14-1-0,184]         (65-6385) [6-1-0,83]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

KOREEN                         KOREEN
REFUGEES (377)                 REFUGEES (377)
(65-6490) [19-15-1,84]         (65-6490) [19-15-1,84]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SAND DANCERS (233)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SAND DANCERS (233)          29
2. PARANOIA (702)              21      BUENO FER NADA (707)
3. SUPERIOR FORCES 3J (651)    19      Unchartered Team
4. HILIST 9 (648)              17
5. BUENO FER NADA (707)        16      LEGION IV (595)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*LEGION IV (595)            6   1  0 85.7   1/ 1 SAND DANCERS (233)       11  4 1
 2/ 0*OZ 2 (556)                 5   1  0 83.3   2/ 2 REFUGEES (377)            6  6 0
 3- 1 SUPERIOR FORCES 4I (635)   8   2  0 80.0   3/ 4 TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)     4  0 0
 4/ 0*TRIBAL COUNCIL 900 (594)   4   1  0 80.0   4/ 3 BUENO FER NADA (707)      4  2 0
 5/ 2 BUENO FER NADA (707)      25   8  0 75.8   5/ 0*OZ 2 (556)                1  0 0
 6/ 0*HILIST 9 (648)             3   1  0 75.0   6- 5 SUPERIOR FORCES 4I (635)  1  0 0
 7/ 0*OZ 3 (554)                 8   4  0 66.7   7/ 0*HILIST 9 (648)            1  0 0
 8/ 3 TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)    119  88  4 57.5   8/ 7*SUPERIOR FORCES 3J (651)  1  1 0
 9- 4 CARD SHARKS (712)          7   7  2 50.0   9/ 0 PARANOIA (702)            0  4 0
10/ 0 PARANOIA (702)            44  47  8 48.4  10- 6 CARD SHARKS (712)         0  1 0
11/ 5 REFUGEES (377)           308 374  8 45.2  11/ 0*OZ 3 (554)                0  1 0
12/ 7*SUPERIOR FORCES 3J (651)   4   5  0 44.4  12/ 0*TRIBAL COUNCIL 900 (594)  0  1 0
13/ 6 SAND DANCERS (233)       603 772 13 43.9  13/ 0*LEGION IV (595)           0  1 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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                        *--=== LIRITH KAI REGIONAL NEWS ===--*

                                     Duelmasters
                                 -------------------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 314): WHATCHAMACALLIT of BUENO FER NADA (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 287): SETZER GABBIANI of THE FINAL FANTASY (Kefka, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 281): HAROLD of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 269): BLANK of TREE PEOPLE (Elderberry, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 245): DEANJLI TYL RHU of SAND DANCERS from SIMTAKKA (Rebina)

                                      Top Teams
                                       --------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 314): SAND DANCERS (Lani, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 287): THE FINAL FANTASY (Kefka, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 281): DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 269): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 245): OVERLORDS, etc. (The Icelord, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 314): JEANINE of TOO GOOD FOR ME (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 281): HAROLD of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
                      (turn 280): HABEAS CORPUS of LEGALESE (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 269): BLANK of TREE PEOPLE (Elderberry, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  CARD SHARKS after a sorry 0-0-0 might want to consider abandoning the 
sands and taking up singing the 'Can't fight no more' blues!  SUPERIOR FORCES 3J had 
cause to celebrate, after TITANIA got 19 points by beating OZ FOX.  OZ FOX certainly 
had a baffled expression on his face, after losing to TITANIA and losing 17 points in 
the process!  WHATCHAMACALLIT successfully staved off a grab for the roses by 
METHADONE of PARANOIA.  Does DAL SHANG have no one talented enough to dethrone him?  
So who's the team that's been walking into taverns last week and ordering milk?  
Sounds like a PR stunt to me.   
     And how sociable are DAL SHANG's warriors?  Come, let us see.   
     Like the wind whispering among the pines, do hearest I many disquieting rumors.  
HELVAN QUICKHAND of DAL SHANG spared KONGA DILLI (12-11-0) from having to lose any 
more fights.  What's your next plan, REFUGEES?  Ask not for whom the sword slashes; 
it slashes for thee.   
     Do not think spyreporting in DAL SHANG is the highlight of my life.  More 
important duties call me.  Can anything compare to the pleasure of writing Spyreports 
for DAL SHANG?  On that giddy note I take my leave-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHATCHAMACALLIT 6507         14   1  0   184       BUENO FER NADA (707)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MURGON 6477                  18  21  1    95       REFUGEES (377)
 MING THE TERRIBLE 6482       22  14  0    94       SAND DANCERS (233)
 JESSE TAVAN 6514             16  10  0    94       SAND DANCERS (233)
 METHADONE 6394               12   5  0    93       PARANOIA (702)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DILYS TYL KOGAN 6515         13  11  1    89       SAND DANCERS (233)
 KOREEN 6490                  19  15  1    84       REFUGEES (377)
 HORRID 6385                   6   1  0    83       LEGION IV (595)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DURVAN 6491                  16  18  1    70       SAND DANCERS (233)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TITANIA 5835                  4   5  0    54       SUPERIOR FORCES 3J (651)
-CHIPP 6516                    4   0  0    53       SUPERIOR FORCES 4I (635)
 TOBIAS BEECHER 5035           5   1  0    49       OZ 2 (556)
 DOOHICKEY 6504                7   7  0    48       BUENO FER NADA (707)
-GIZMO 6502                    4   0  0    47       BUENO FER NADA (707)
 BACKLASH 6518                 3   1  0    40       TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OZ FOX 5454                   4   1  0    31       TRIBAL COUNCIL 900 (594)
 GRAVE DIGGER 5815             3   1  0    30       HILIST 9 (648)
 MCMANUS 5027                  3   3  0    28       OZ 3 (554)
 CHURRO THE SPIKE 6554         6   6  0    24       REFUGEES (377)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KASSELA TYL DRU 6576          3   1  0    22       SAND DANCERS (233)
-THE PERFECT PLAYER 6552       1   0  1    16       CARD SHARKS (712)
-DEVILFISH 6551                1   0  0    15       CARD SHARKS (712)
 LIQUID COURAGE 6574           0   1  0     7       PARANOIA (702)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
THE PROFESSOR 6550     5  5 1 CARD SHARKS 712       DILYS TYL KOGAN 6515  314         
MANWICH 6575           0  1 0 PARANOIA 702          BLUESTONE 26          316 NONE    
BUTTERFLY 6562         0  1 0 PARANOIA 702          MASTER JAI ARRAL 23   316 NONE    
KONGA DILLI 6519      12 11 0 REFUGEES 377          HELVAN QUICKHAND 12   316 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

The Sand Dancers go three-one against standbys, and why are we not thrilled? -- Li 
Dan

Backlash -- Wow, a real match for me!  I don't even mind losing. -- Kassela tyl Dru
P.S.  Now our records match.

Jeanine -- So what else is new? -- Konga Dilli
P.S.  Congratulations.

Whatchamacallit -- Title match, huh?  Good thing I lost, I'd hate to have to figure 
out what to call myself.  The Duel Too? -- Murgon

And 2-0 against standbys for the Refugees.  Wow. -- Zarla

14 April 2004
CHAOS Inc. proudly announces our newest member, Silver Stroke.  He becomes the
seventh brother of Chaos.  We shall indeed be better for his joining.

6 May 2004
                                     DEATH FEST

     The ferocious ghosts of former glories whispered across the wind swept sands of
DM 59; agonizing incessantly due to the diminutive demise of the Delarq arena known
as Illis.
     Tattered banners and forgotten memories wailed in the wind for a dynamic death
march to dawn once more upon the blood stained sands of the Delarq slow arena.
     The distant call crying for  a declaration of restoration amidst the ruin of the
all but forgotten Delarq arena carried to the far corners of Alastari; drawing the
Devious, the Diabolical, the Dangerous and the Down Challenging to cross blades and
wage warfare among an assemblage of new stables managed by the Known and Unknown;
willing to spill fresh blood, while carving their destiny during 15 Rounds of contest
driven combat to be known as the "Illis Incredibly Diabolical Delarq Death Fest".
     A lone cloaked figure huddled by lamplight in a remote outpost near the
crossroads of ElseWhere and ElseWhen; feverishly formulating the foundational
framework for the dawning of the Delarq Death Fest in DM 59, complete with
Gladiatorial Commission sanctioned prizes to promote the growing thirst for a Delarq
Slow Arena Death Festival.

     Delarq Death Fest Opening Round debuts the first turn immediately following the
Summer 2004 F2F Tourney and continues through the completion of 15 consecutive
rounds.
     Death Fest points are Won or Lost ONLY in the DM 59 Delarq Slow Arena [Tourneys
DO NOT Add or Subtract from the Death Fest Point Scoring System]:

Death Fest Scoring Format:
Win =3D +2 pts
Loss =3D -1 pt
Kill =3D +5 pts [in addition to +2 pts for Win]
Death =3D -3 pts [in addition to 1 pt for Loss]
Dark Arena Kill =3D +10 pts [in addition to +2 pts for Win]
Dark Arena Death =3D -5 pts [in addition to 1 pt for Loss]
Revenged Blood Feud =3D +5 pts [successful Revenged Blood Feud provides Death Fest
contestants the opportunity to cancel out 3 pts for Death and 1 pt for Loss; while
gaining +1 pt overall for the Revenged Blood Feud in addition to the +2 pts for Win]

    DEATH FEST PRIZES will be awarded to the Top Ten Death Fest Stables on the basis
of Total Points*** accumulated during the 15 rounds of competition as follows:

1.  Favorite Weapon Knowledge for 1 (one) warrior ranked Initiate or higher on the
Final Round to be revealed by RSI to each of the Top Ten Death Fest Stables
2.  Renaming of Dark Arena Monsters and NPCs [yet to be determined according to how
many DA Monsters and NPCs are available in DM 59 for Renaming]
3.  The Top Five Death Fest Stables will receive New Team Rollup Certificates as
follows:  1st (10), 2nd (8), 3rd (6), 4th (4) and 5th (2)
4.  Renaming Illis Arena for 6 months plus Receiving 6 months Free Play courtesy of
RSI will be awarded to the manager of the 1st Place Death Fest Stable
5.  Discussions are underway regarding a possible Special Award granted to the Illis
Iron Stable qualifiers who compete in 67 of a possible 75 fights during the course of
the 15 consecutive rounds of the Death Fest [Key Factor is How Many (?) stables will
be competing in the Death Fest without drawing away participation by current managers
in the remaining slow arenas!]  Therefore, it is important for all managers entering
stables in DM 59 for the upcoming Death Fest to contact RSI as soon as possible
regarding their participation in this contest so that a Final Ruling on the proposed
Illis Iron Stable Award can be issued by RSI.

***TieBreaker is determined on the Final Round by the DM 59 Newsletter Recognition
Rankings.  The stable with the Highest Ranked Active Gladiator is granted the
decision.  [Example: Warrior A and Warrior B are both listed in the Recognition
Rankings with 87 pts; however, because Warrior A is listed in the Recognition
Rankings ahead of Warrior B, then Warrior A is granted the TieBreaker Decision for
His/Her stable!]

     Opening Round Team Spotlight Bonus [minimum 15 paragraphs!]  Each Delarq Death
Fest competitor who writes a Team Spotlight featuring their Stable (Name) and
Managerial Alias [Gladiatorial Names Optional] in regards to competing in the Delarq
Death Fest will receive 25 pts added to His/Her opening round score.
     Illis Iron Stable Bonus [in addition to the proposed award awaiting RSI
approval!]  Any manager whose stable competes in at least 67 of the possible 75
fights during the 15 rounds of Death Fest receives 25 points added to His/Her final
overall score [this allows each stable the cushion of missing one round of
competition; plus up to 3 additional fights due to waiting for replacement rollups
from Deaths suffered either in Tourneys or during the Death Fest contest in DM 59
over the course of 15 rounds of competition!]

Delarq Death Fest
Hosted by Hammer
[Who Else?]

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MANWICH was dealt death by BLUESTONE in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
BUTTERFLY was slaughtered by MASTER JAI ARRAL in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
WHATCHAMACALLIT handily defeated METHADONE in a 1 minute one-sided Title match.
KOREEN lost to SWEET ANELLA in a popular 3 minute gory master's brawl.
KONGA DILLI was narrowly killed by HELVAN QUICKHAND in a 1 minute competition.
MING THE TERRIBLE won victory over SWEET ANELLA in a 2 minute master's fight.
JESSE TAVAN luckily beat HORRID in a 2 minute bloody brawl.
DILYS TYL KOGAN overpowered SWEET ANELLA in a 1 minute uneven melee.
MURGON vanquished CAPTIAN LENSAR in a 1 minute uneven duel.
DURVAN was defeated by LENDO TEN CHARDIN in a 2 minute duel.
DOOHICKEY lost to TOBIAS BEECHER in a popular 1 minute fight.
OZ FOX was overpowered by TITANIA in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
BACKLASH overpowered CHURRO THE SPIKE in a 1 minute one-sided match.
MCMANUS was bested by GRAVE DIGGER in a 3 minute conflict.
KASSELA TYL DRU devastated LIQUID COURAGE in a 1 minute one-sided battle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       5         PARRY-STRIKE      14 -   6 -  0      70  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     11 -   5 -  0      69  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         TOTAL PARRY        8 -   4 -  0      67  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         AIMED BLOW        18 -  11 -  1      62  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   5 -  0      58  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -  10 -  1      57  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK    1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         BASHING ATTACK     9 -  12 -  1      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         LUNGING ATTACK     6 -   8 -  0      43  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   8 -  0      38  |

Turn 316 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-STRIKE     WHATCHAMACALLIT 6507       14   1  0  184 BUENO FER NADA (707)
TOTAL PARRY      MING THE TERRIBLE 6482     22  14  0   94 SAND DANCERS (233)
WALL OF STEEL    JESSE TAVAN 6514           16  10  0   94 SAND DANCERS (233)
SLASHING ATTACK  METHADONE 6394             12   5  0   93 PARANOIA (702)
BASHING ATTACK   DILYS TYL KOGAN 6515       13  11  1   89 SAND DANCERS (233)
AIMED BLOW       KOREEN 6490                19  15  1   84 REFUGEES (377)
STRIKING ATTACK  HORRID 6385                 6   1  0   83 LEGION IV (595)
LUNGING ATTACK   TOBIAS BEECHER 5035         5   1  0   49 OZ 2 (556)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is KOREEN 6490.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
MANWICH 6575.  The ten other most popular fighters were KOREEN 6490, TOBIAS BEECHER 
5035, MCMANUS 5027, WHATCHAMACALLIT 6507, KONGA DILLI 6519, HORRID 6385, DURVAN 6491, 
GRAVE DIGGER 5815, JESSE TAVAN 6514, and DILYS TYL KOGAN 6515.

The least popular fighter this week was LIQUID COURAGE 6574.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were CHURRO THE SPIKE 6554, DOOHICKEY 6504, METHADONE 6394, 
BUTTERFLY 6562, KASSELA TYL DRU 6576, OZ FOX 5454, MING THE TERRIBLE 6482, BACKLASH 
6518, TITANIA 5835, and MURGON 6477.