DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/07/2004    Duedate: 07/20/2004

DAL SHANG ARENA

DM-65    TURN-320

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

METHADONE
PARANOIA (702)
(65-6394) [15-6-0,109]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

METHADONE                      POSITION IS EMPTY
PARANOIA (702)                 
(65-6394) [15-6-0,109]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

KOREEN                         KOREEN
REFUGEES (377)                 REFUGEES (377)
(65-6490) [22-16-1,102]        (65-6490) [22-16-1,102]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SAND DANCERS (233)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. PARANOIA (702)              38
2. REFUGEES (377)              27      TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)
3. SUPERIOR FORCES 3J (651)    27      Unchartered Team
4. LINCOLNSHIRE (698)          13
5. SUPERIOR FORCES 4I (635)     0      LINCOLNSHIRE (698)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 SUPERIOR FORCES 4I (635)   9   3  0 75.0   1/ 0 SAND DANCERS (233)        9  6 0
 2- 2 BUENO FER NADA (707)      27  10  0 73.0   2/ 2 REFUGEES (377)            7  5 1
 3/ 4 TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)    121  90  4 57.3   3/ 3 PARANOIA (702)            5  3 0
 4/ 5 SUPERIOR FORCES 3J (651)   7   6  0 53.8   4/ 6 SUPERIOR FORCES 3J (651)  2  1 0
 5/ 6 PARANOIA (702)            51  51  8 50.0   5- 8 SUPERIOR FORCES 4I (635)  1  1 0
 6/ 7 REFUGEES (377)           317 381  9 45.4   6- 7 BUENO FER NADA (707)      1  1 0
 7/ 0 SAND DANCERS (233)       614 781 13 44.0   7/ 4 TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)     1  2 0
 8/ 0*LINCOLNSHIRE (698)         1   3  0 25.0   8/ 0*LINCOLNSHIRE (698)        0  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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                        *--=== LIRITH KAI REGIONAL NEWS ===--*

                                     Duelmasters
                                 -------------------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 319): DILYS TYL KOGAN of SAND DANCERS (Lani, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 292): DRACO MALFOY of SLYTHERIN HOUSE (Salazar Slytherin)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 287): RED MOSQUITO of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 274): ONE-EYE TEO of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 251): KHORA THE SMALL of SAND DANCERS from LIN TIRIAN
                              (Rebina, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                       --------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 319): SAND DANCERS (Lani, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 292): SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 287): DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 274): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 251): MYSTERIOUS (Mad Max, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 292): DRACO MALFOY of SLYTHERIN HOUSE (Salazar Slytherin)
                   (turn 291): LOUD DRUNK of PARTY GEEKS (Berylstar, mgr.)
                               GREGORY GOYLE of SLYTHERIN HOUSE (Salazar Slytherin)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 287): ESSINA TYL VERN of SAND DANCERS (Lorana, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Titania, I hope you have hidden tourney fights--likely, considering who your
manager is--because otherwise that match was really unfair for you.  You're welcome
to try me again, if you're still here.

                                        Dilys tyl Kogan

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of DAL 
SHANG brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  SUPERIOR FORCES 4I turned their 0-0-0 
turn into a 5th place rank in the listings this turn.  Any better than this, and you 
get put on hit lists.  Now let's all watch REFUGEES' heads swell from their 3-1-0 
this turn.  Haa ha ha ha!  Big shots, big talk, big deal.  Of course, we're all 
terribly impressed to see TITANIA win a fight and gain 27 points, terribly.  Tsk, 
tsk, TITANIA beat JESSE TAVAN and JESSE TAVAN lost 22 points.  You're breakin' my 
heart.  And it's out with the old, in with the new, as METHADONE takes the Title and 
last week's bar tab from the old Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  I'm not in a very good mood 
today, but why am I telling you this?  You want to know what's new, don't you, DAL 
SHANG?   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  
SUPERIOR FORCES 3J, I suppose you'll be glad to know you were this turn's most 
avoided team.  Care to know who is the most afraid of you?  And it looks like 
PARANOIA avoided them the most this turn.  What a pack of would be losers, if you ask 
me.  Hmph.   
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only 
shines through use.  Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     There's got to be a better place in DAL SHANG to get a drink than The Blazing 
Unicorn!  Any suggestions?  Just wait 'till next time I show up here, I won't be so 
nice!  So nyaaah!  Paste this one in your scrapbooks, you'll need the kindling come 
this winter-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 METHADONE 6394               15   6  0   109       PARANOIA (702)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WHATCHAMACALLIT 6507         16   1  0   211       BUENO FER NADA (707)
 MING THE TERRIBLE 6482       24  16  0   106       SAND DANCERS (233)
 TITANIA 5835                  7   6  0   103       SUPERIOR FORCES 3J (651)
 KOREEN 6490                  22  16  1   102       REFUGEES (377)
 MURGON 6477                  20  23  2    96       REFUGEES (377)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DILYS TYL KOGAN 6515         16  12  1    88       SAND DANCERS (233)
 JESSE TAVAN 6514             18  12  0    78       SAND DANCERS (233)
 DURVAN 6491                  18  20  1    75       SAND DANCERS (233)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SUBTLE DECEIPT 6577           4   0  0    56       PARANOIA (702)
-DOOHICKEY 6504                7   9  0    50       BUENO FER NADA (707)
-GIZMO 6502                    4   0  0    47       BUENO FER NADA (707)
 BACKLASH 6518                 5   3  0    38       TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PORGARAL 6580                 4   0  0    31       REFUGEES (377)
 CHURRO THE SPIKE 6554         6  10  0    28       REFUGEES (377)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KASSELA TYL DRU 6576          5   3  0    22       SAND DANCERS (233)
-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?
B 6325                 0  1 0 LINCOLNSHIRE 698      SMALL BELRAN 21       320 NONE    
A 6323                 0  1 0 LINCOLNSHIRE 698      SERPENT SLAYER 27     320 NONE    
CHIPP 6516             5  1 0 SUPERIOR FORCES 4 635 MURGON 6477           319         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Ah, standbys!  A true pleasure. -- Jesse Tavan

Methadone -- I'm out to GET you, and don't you forget that. -- Ming the Terrible

Yep, standbys are good. -- Durvan
P.S.  Although they could teach better.

Subtle Deceipt -- If that attack was subtle, the sun's going to rise in the west
tomorrow.  Ouch! -- Kassela tyl Dru

Chipp -- You're cracked! -- Murgon

Backlash -- That's a nasty backhand you have there! -- Churro the Spike

And two easy wins against standbys.

16 June 2004
                             Death Fest Begins July 29/DM 59 T-172

     "You drive a hard bargain Hammer," responded Lord Lian Ki Na-Sul, "but the
Gladiatorial Commission has agreed to re-open DM 58 Delarq Tor as a Slow Arena
exclusively for a period of six months to those Death Fest contestants who fight
their stables at least 67 times out of a possible 75 during the 15 rounds of Death
Fest; on the condition that at least 20 stables qualify for the Illis Iron Stable
Award at the conclusion of the Death Fest and those qualifying managers send a New
Stable to DM 58 Delarq Tor without Cannibalizing their participation in the other
arenas where they have active stables!"
     Hammer felt a certain sense of satisfaction as he studied the ghoulish grin
spreading across the face of Lord Lian Ki Na-Sul; proud Arena Master of the once
dying Illis Arena, as the DM 59 Arena Authority signed the Gladiatorial Commission
papers authenticating the arrangement agreed upon by the two parties presiding.
     "You and the Gladiatorial Commission also drive a hard bargain," Hammer replied
as he reflected upon the prospects of Delarq Tor DM 58 being re-opened as a Slow
Arena with at least 20 New Stables by the Managers who fight their stables at least
67 times out of a possible 75 during the 15 rounds of Death Fest. "I also notice the
clause that for Delarq Tor to be open Exclusively for 6 months to the New Stables
managed by the Illis Iron Stable Award Winners that there must be at least 15 stables
Active each cycle. That is a fair bargain for the opportunity to battle for the
Duelmaster Throne each of those six months before Other New Stables are allowed to
enter Delarq Tor."
     This was a Golden Opportunity for both Veteran and Newbie Managers to pave a new
frontier of Delarq history by qualifying their Death Fest stables in DM 59 with 67
fights out of a possible 75; then for the price of running a stable in a Regular
Arena, continuing to be Active in DM 59 and sending a New Team Roll Up to be a part
of "History in the Making" when Delarq Tor would re-open for its First Turn as a Slow
Arena on November 3rd, 2005.
     Death Fest would conclude on T-186 August 25th, 2005 allowing the Illis Iron
Stable Award Winners enough time to be registered with the Gladiatorial Commission;
whereupon they would be able to submit a New Team Roll Up to the GC to start a New
Stable in Delarq Tor; be able to fight those New Gladiators in the Rookies 2005 Fall
Mailer Tourney; then begin competing for the DM 58 Duelmasters Throne in Delarq Tor
right out of the gate with the November 3rd 2005 T-1 Debut Opening Round.
     Hammer of the First Part had also negotiated with Lord Na-Zul of the Second Part
an agreement that All 10 Dark Arena Monsters and 17 NPCs Characters be re-named by
the Top Ten Death Fest Finishers. [See DM 59 T-171 Newsletter Team Spotlight by
Hammer for the complete listing of Dark Arena Monsters/NPCs and the Official Death
Fest Designation for which Top Ten Finishers re-name which characters!]
     Lord Na-Sul could not hide his delight at the prospects of Death being re-
delivered to his once dying arena during the Delarq Death Fest; the DM 59 Arena
Master agreed that these Death Fest Prizes were but a Small Exchange in Comparison to
the Profits to be made by the local Illis business merchants and surrounding
community from the Anticipated Influx into Illis by the Veteran and Newbie
Managers/Gladiators/Stables seeking to make History in the Delarq Death Fest.
     Nor could Hammer conceal his jubilation regarding the Call Across Alistari being
Answered to Cross Blades and Match Wits with the Devious, the Diabolical, the
Dangerous and the Down Challenging who were being drawn to the Delarq Death Fest to
Fulfill their Delarq Dueling Destiny!
     REMEMBER: Death Fest begins July 29th T-172 with 25 points being awarded to
those who write a minimum 15 paragraph Team Spotlight [including Stable Name &
Managerial Alias in the Storyline!] for the DM 59 T-172 Newsletter [So Make Sure HAL
Does Not Eat any Lengthy Sentences that are Emailed without Proper Formatting; and
the RSI Typist has Plenty of Time to Type Any Hand Written Spotlights; Lest Ye
Discover 0 Points Awarded for a Missing or Incomplete T-172 Team Spotlight!]
     "May Your Blades Be Sharp and Your Wits Sharper!"  -- Hammer/Death Fest
Host/Vendetta Cartel Captain; WordSmith and High Priest of the Crimson Ascension
Family in DM 28

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

B was dealt death by SMALL BELRAN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
A was murdered by SERPENT SLAYER in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
DILYS TYL KOGAN was demolished by METHADONE in a 1 minute uneven Title fight.
KOREEN devastated CAPTIAN LENSAR in a popular 2 minute brutal one-sided contest.
MING THE TERRIBLE bested SWEET ANELLA in a popular 4 minute expert's brawl.
JESSE TAVAN was devastated by TITANIA in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched match.
MURGON overpowered HELVAN QUICKHAND in a action packed 1 minute gruesome uneven melee.
DURVAN was vanquished by HELVAN QUICKHAND in a 1 minute uneven fight.
SUBTLE DECEIPT vanquished BACKLASH in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
CHURRO THE SPIKE was overpowered by ONE-EYED YOFAN in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
KASSELA TYL DRU overpowered NORMAR THE BLOND in a 1 minute one-sided match.
PORGARAL devastated OLTIMAL THE LAME in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       4         TOTAL PARRY        8 -   3 -  0      73  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK     8 -   3 -  0      73  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL      9 -   4 -  0      69  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -   4 -  0      67  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-STRIKE      11 -   7 -  0      61  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW        21 -  16 -  0      57  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK    10 -  11 -  1      48  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -  13 -  1      41  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   8 -  0      20  |

Turn 320 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  METHADONE 6394             15   6  0  109 PARANOIA (702)
TOTAL PARRY      MING THE TERRIBLE 6482     24  16  0  106 SAND DANCERS (233)
AIMED BLOW       TITANIA 5835                7   6  0  103 SUPERIOR FORCES 3J (651)
BASHING ATTACK   DILYS TYL KOGAN 6515       16  12  1   88 SAND DANCERS (233)
WALL OF STEEL    JESSE TAVAN 6514           18  12  0   78 SAND DANCERS (233)
LUNGING ATTACK   SUBTLE DECEIPT 6577         4   0  0   56 PARANOIA (702)
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 
KOREEN 6490.  The ten other most popular fighters were B 6325, MING THE TERRIBLE 
6482, TITANIA 5835, MURGON 6477, SUBTLE DECEIPT 6577, METHADONE 6394, KASSELA TYL DRU 
6576, JESSE TAVAN 6514, PORGARAL 6580, and A 6323.

The least popular fighter this week was CHURRO THE SPIKE 6554.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were BACKLASH 6518, DURVAN 6491, DILYS TYL KOGAN 6515, A 6323, 
PORGARAL 6580, JESSE TAVAN 6514, KASSELA TYL DRU 6576, METHADONE 6394, SUBTLE DECEIPT 
6577, and MURGON 6477.