DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/27/2004    Duedate: 11/09/2004

DAL SHANG ARENA

DM-65    TURN-328

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TITANIA
SUPERIOR FORCES 3J (651)
(65-5835) [13-8-0,167]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TITANIA                        POSITION IS EMPTY
SUPERIOR FORCES 3J (651)       
(65-5835) [13-8-0,167]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DURVAN                         TEBAS TEN KOGAN
SAND DANCERS (233)             SAND DANCERS (233)
(65-6491) [22-24-1,91]         (65-6598) [4-0-0,41]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SAND DANCERS (233)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SAND DANCERS (233)          35
2. MYSTERY MACHINE (581)       15      SUPERIOR FORCES 3J (651)
3. REFUGEES (377)              12      Unchartered Team
4. SUPERIOR FORCES 3J (651)    12
5. MARVELOUS BASTARDS (573)     0      MYTORI'S OWN (262)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 SUPERIOR FORCES 3J (651)  13   8  0 61.9   1/ 1 SAND DANCERS (233)        9  6 1
 2- 2 MAGNIFICENT BASTAR (564)  98  72  4 57.6   2/ 3 REFUGEES (377)            6  6 1
 3- 3 MARVELOUS BASTARDS (573)  65  48  9 57.5   3- 2 MARVELOUS BASTARDS (573)  5  1 0
 4/ 4 MYSTERY MACHINE (581)    173 148  9 53.9   4/ 4 MYSTERY MACHINE (581)     5  7 0
 5/ 5 REFUGEES (377)           334 396 10 45.8   5/ 5 SUPERIOR FORCES 3J (651)  3  0 0
 6/ 6 SAND DANCERS (233)       642 793 14 44.7   6- 6 MAGNIFICENT BASTAR (564)  1  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 327): TITANIA of SUPERIOR FORCES 3J (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  74 CHAVEZ RAVINE (turn 300): TSIRELL of SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 295): WONDERFUL of THAT'S US (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 282): KARA HELLBLADE of NOTORIOUS BASTARDS ( ! , mgr.)
ADM 107 (turn 259): DARKMOON BLACKFELL of SCARLET KNIGHTS from JADE MOUNTAIN (Talon
                    Warsmith, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                       --------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 327): SAND DANCERS (Lani, mgr.)
 DM  74 CHAVEZ RAVINE (turn 300): SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 295): THAT'S US (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 282): NOTORIOUS BASTARDS ( ! , mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 259): SARATOGA GLORY (Mad Max, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 326): GRACIOUS MELODY of MAGNIFICENT BASTARDS ( ! , mgr.)
 DM  74 CHAVEZ RAVINE (turn 300): DONSTAN of SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
                      (turn 299): RIOT ACT of INSIGNIFICANCE (Jekyll, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly DAL SHANG games.  TEBAS TEN KOGAN caught the eye of 
many in the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested KORKA THE HAIRY and was 
awarded 16 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, MANO TIKI 
TIA put down JESSE TAVAN, causing her to lose 5 points of recognition in the process. 
Although WITCH DOCTOR made a valiant effort, it did not suffice to topple the reign 
of victorious TITANIA.  No confirmation, but my sources claim that the top team has 
gained their position using magical aids.  Charmed weapons perhaps?   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city DAL SHANG.  Mighty fighters cannot but expect competition from those 
below.  JESSE TAVAN take warning!  You have more than a few enemies in DAL SHANG.   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  I have seen warriors die in youth.  I have seen 
men cut down in their prime.  This week REFUGEES must mourn the loss of 8-4-0 
PORGARAL to DAL SHANG.  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and assassins.  In the 
arena there is only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of a far off 
city calling to me.  I must away!  Till next we meet remember - the pen is mightier 
than the sword, but a maul is a different story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TITANIA 5835                 13   8  0   167       SUPERIOR FORCES 3J (651)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CAPTAIN AWESOME 5210         20   9  3   135       MARVELOUS BASTARDS (573)
 MANO TIKI TIA 6076           14  11  1   102       MYSTERY MACHINE (581)
 DURVAN 6491                  22  24  1    91       SAND DANCERS (233)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JESSE TAVAN 6514             23  15  0    86       SAND DANCERS (233)
 WITCH DOCTOR 6166            14   8  1    84       MYSTERY MACHINE (581)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE SWAMI 6224               11   9  0    66       MYSTERY MACHINE (581)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MERRI HOLIDAZE 6110           5   0  1    51       MARVELOUS BASTARDS (573)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHURRO THE SPIKE 6554         9  15  0    48       REFUGEES (377)
 TEBAS TEN KOGAN 6598          4   0  0    41       SAND DANCERS (233)
 KASSILA TYL DRU 6597          3   1  0    38       SAND DANCERS (233)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DAKORIL 6596                  4   2  1    25       REFUGEES (377)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LORGAN TEN VARN 6605          2   0  1    22       SAND DANCERS (233)
 GOBARL 6604                   1   1  0     8       REFUGEES (377)
-CRYSTAL RUNEBLADE 6111        1   2  0     7       MARVELOUS BASTARDS (573)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
COSGOOD CREEPS 6603    0  1 0 MYSTERY MACHINE 581   OLTA THE TREE 20      328 NONE    
WAX PHANTOM 6418       0  2 0 MYSTERY MACHINE 581   DAKORIL 6596          326 REVENGED
PORGARAL 6580          8  4 0 REFUGEES 377          SAGAT OF PAIDAN 9     328 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Gracious Melody -- (frowning)  It would have been more gracious of you to teach me
something. -- Jesse Tavan
P.S.  And I don't mean, teach me to sing.  I can't carry a tune, tunes are too heavy.
And slippery.  They always get away from me.

Captain Awesome -- Er...okay, if you insist.  Of course I'll tell everyone how
awesome you are.  Er, of course.  Even Jesse Tavan, but I'm not sure she'll believe
me.  She's, uh, well, she doesn't believe people who say somebody's awesome.  She,
um, well, she questions my judgment, you know?  Weird, unjustified, but there it is.
-- Durvan

Mim Yellowhair dyes it.  Well, bleaches it.  You can see the dark roots.  But then,
what can you expect from an Orc? -- Kassila tyl Dru

Yeah, and Normar the Blond bleaches HIS, too.  It looks rotten on him. -- Tebas ten
Kogan

Gosh, I knew elves were sneaky, but I never expected one to pull off even one riposte
with only two fingers.  But if he doesn't stop parrying with his hand, he's going to
be Herrol No-Finger. -- -- Lorgan ten Varn

Edge -- Missed, in what sense? -- Li Dan, Sand Dancers

The Swami -- (wincing)  Well, YOU aren't missing anything.  At least, not any of your
targets.  That HURTS. -- Dakoril

Merri Holidaze -- Cheese, I thought you were going to help make my holidays merry.
And then you hit me again.... -- Churro the Spike

Sagat of Paidan -- Consider that the working out of a bloodfeud, you fiend. --
Porgaral

Crystal Runeblade -- If that blade's magic, then you shouldn't bring it into the
arena.  I can't be held responsible for fighting a magic weapon.  That isn't in my
job description. -- Gobarl

The Swami -- Yeah, but some damned fly-by-night killed him. -- Churro the Spike

Edge -- I didn't realize I was supposed to welcome you.  Er...come on down to the
Burning Unicorn, and I'll buy you all a round of drinks. -- Dakoril

22 October 2004
                         Youngblood's Three and Out Contest

I would like to take this time to announce and invite all managers to compete in what
I think will be an awesome contest.  If you haven't ever TC'd at a tourney before,
here is your chance.  The contest will start Wednesday, December 1, 2004, but a
chance will be given November 17 to dark arena, only, any warrior that you do not see
fit to run in the contest.  So now that I have your attention, here are the rules
(like you didn't know they were coming sooner or later).

 1.  Any manager participating can enter one team, only.
 2.  No sandbagging whatsoever.  (I will keep up with it, every turn.)
 3.  No teams or warriors will be allowed to run after contest starts.
 4.  All warriors will run until they lose three times, after three losses they are
     eliminated.
 5.  If a warrior sits out a turn, they are accounted with a loss in the contest.
     This is to keep warriors with winning records from sitting out until the end of
     the contest.
 6.  If a warrior is killed during the contest, the replacement cannot enter the
     contest.
 7.  If a warrior is killed, bloodfeuding is allowed, but only by a warrior that is
     active in the contest.
 8.  If a warrior is run after being eliminated, the manager is disqualified from the
     contest, no questions asked.
 9.  Challenges are legal, up or down.
10.  Contest will keep going until 1 warrior is left without three losses, and that
     warrior, of course, is accounted the winner.
11.  All managers participating will be asked to purchase a rollup certificate, to be
     awarded to the winners of the contest.

                                    <<<PRIZES>>>

     As I have already said, and according to participation, rollups will be awarded
to the first and second place managers.  So the majority and minority of the rollups
will be determined when all are accumulated.
     Contest Champion--2 Faves prizes, and majority of rollup certificates
     Contest Runner-up--1 Faves prize, and minority of rollup certificates
     So once again I invite all managers old and new to participate in what should be
a fierce and challenging contest.  <<<REMEMBER, FIRST OFFICIAL TURN OF THE CONTEST IS
DECEMBER THE FIRST, AND AS I SAID BEFORE, THE TURN BEFORE (NOVEMBER 17TH) YOU MAY
DARK ARENA CHALLENGE ONLY!!!  ANY WARRIOR WITH ANY FE (FIGHT EXPERIENCE) WHEN THE
CONTEST STARTS WILL BE ELIMINATED FROM THE CONTEST.

                          YOUNGBLOOD of WENSINWASIN

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

COSGOOD CREEPS was dealt death by OLTA THE TREE in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
TITANIA devastated WITCH DOCTOR in a 1 minute one-sided Title duel.
JESSE TAVAN was overcome by MANO TIKI TIA in a 2 minute veteran's match.
DURVAN viciously subdued THE SWAMI in a popular 1 minute gory mismatched brawl.
PORGARAL was murdered by SAGAT OF PAIDAN in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
CHURRO THE SPIKE vanquished MIM YELLOWHAIR in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
KASSILA TYL DRU beat SAGAT OF PAIDAN in a 1 minute bloody brawl.
TEBAS TEN KOGAN savagely defeated KORKA THE HAIRY in a 2 minute beginner's melee.
DAKORIL won victory over OLTIMAL THE LAME in a 2 minute fight.
LORGAN TEN VARN vanquished HERROL TWO-FINGER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
GOBARL defeated HERROL TWO-FINGER in a 1 minute beginner's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -   2 -  2      82  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    14 -   5 -  0      74  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         TOTAL PARRY        6 -   3 -  0      67  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   2 -  1      67  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         AIMED BLOW        17 -   9 -  0      65  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         WALL OF STEEL      9 -   5 -  0      64  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -   6 -  0      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK    10 -   9 -  0      53  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   7 -  0      30  |

Turn 328 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-LUNGE        1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  2         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         3  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  0                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       TITANIA 5835               13   8  0  167 SUPERIOR FORCES 3J (651)
LUNGING ATTACK   MANO TIKI TIA 6076         14  11  1  102 MYSTERY MACHINE (581)
WALL OF STEEL    JESSE TAVAN 6514           23  15  0   86 SAND DANCERS (233)
SLASHING ATTACK  WITCH DOCTOR 6166          14   8  1   84 MYSTERY MACHINE (581)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DURVAN 6491.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
TEBAS TEN KOGAN 6598.  The ten other most popular fighters were DURVAN 6491, MANO 
TIKI TIA 6076, DAKORIL 6596, TITANIA 5835, CHURRO THE SPIKE 6554, KASSILA TYL DRU 
6597, LORGAN TEN VARN 6605, GOBARL 6604, COSGOOD CREEPS 6603, and WITCH DOCTOR 6166.

The least popular fighter this week was PORGARAL 6580.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were THE SWAMI 6224, JESSE TAVAN 6514, WITCH DOCTOR 6166, COSGOOD CREEPS 
6603, GOBARL 6604, LORGAN TEN VARN 6605, KASSILA TYL DRU 6597, CHURRO THE SPIKE 6554, 
TITANIA 5835, and DAKORIL 6596.