DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/19/2005    Duedate: 02/01/2005

DAL SHANG ARENA

DM-65    TURN-334

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MANO TIKI TIA
MYSTERY MACHINE (581)
(65-6076) [17-13-1,108]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MANO TIKI TIA                  REVEREND KILGORE
MYSTERY MACHINE (581)          DIRTY KILLBILLIES (630)
(65-6076) [17-13-1,108]        (65-5693) [6-0-0,56]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MANO TIKI TIA                  KO LAO-DEN
MYSTERY MACHINE (581)          SAND DANCERS (233)
(65-6076) [17-13-1,108]        (65-6614) [0-1-0,2]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DIRTY SOUTH (571)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SAND DANCERS (233)          29
2. DIRTY SOUTH (571)           20      MARVELOUS BASTARDS (573)
3. PARANOIA (702)               9      Unchartered Team
4. DIRTY KILLBILLIES (630)      5
5. REFUGEES (377)               5      DIRTY KILLBILLIES (630)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 4*DIRTY KILLBILLIES (630)   10   3  0 76.9   1/ 5*DIRTY SOUTH (571)         7  1 1
 2/ 6 MARVELOUS BASTARDS (573)  71  50  9 58.7   2/ 1 SAND DANCERS (233)        7  8 0
 3/ 7 MYSTERY MACHINE (581)    186 158  9 54.1   3/ 4 MARVELOUS BASTARDS (573)  6  2 0
 4/ 8 PARANOIA (702)            56  54  8 50.9   4/ 6*DIRTY KILLBILLIES (630)   4  0 0
 5/ 9 REFUGEES (377)           342 412 11 45.4   5/ 7 PARANOIA (702)            3  3 0
 6/10 SAND DANCERS (233)       656 809 14 44.8   6/ 2 MYSTERY MACHINE (581)     3  6 0
 7/11*DIRTY SOUTH (571)         11  14  1 44.0   7/ 3 REFUGEES (377)            1 11 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 333): CAPTAIN AWESOME of MARVELOUS BASTARDS ( !, mgr.
 DM  74 CHAVEZ RAVINE (turn 306): RETRIBUTION of BROTHERHOOD (The Sandman, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 301): YERIX of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 288): BLONDE BILLIE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 264): DEADBOLT of SCARLET KNIGHTS from SENTERN (Talon
                              Warsmith, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                       --------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 333): SAND DANCERS (Lani, mgr.)
 DM  74 CHAVEZ RAVINE (turn 306): SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 301): DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 288): GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 264): SLYTHERIN HOUSE (Rillion, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 333): CAPTAIN AWESOME of MARVELOUS BASTARDS ( !, mgr.
                  (turn 332): WITCH DOCTOR of MYSTERY MACHINE (Edge, mgr.)
                              JESSE TAVAN of SAND DANCERS (Lani, mgr.)
 DM  74 CHAVEZ RAVINE (turn 306): RETRIBUTION of BROTHERHOOD (The Sandman, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 300): WITCH of THAT'S US (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     I was going on vacation, see?  Surf, sun...  But what do those bums say?  "Hit 
the road, Debby Tonte.  DAL SHANG needs a spyreport."  Oh, well.  Like, SAND DANCERS 
had to be so embarrassed when they got kicked off #1 spot by DIRTY SOUTH!  Way to go 
DIRTY SOUTH!  Uncool, MYSTERY MACHINE.  I mean 1-3-0 is bad.  Will they will be 
allowed to fight?  I say use 'em for training practice!  The guys at DIRTY SOUTH like 
really pulled together to get a 4-0-0 this turn, moving up by 4.  MVP award for MERRI 
HOLIDAZE?  MARVELOUS BASTARDS' proud of her after beating THE SWAMI and getting 20 
points.  Was that a tear I saw in MANO TIKI TIA's eye, as it took over 
Duelmastership?  And wasn't CAPTAIN AWESOME fit to be tied!  I hear the top team 
insists all their warriors get nine hours sleep.  They want photogenic fighters for 
PR photos.   
     I gotta admit I haven't been in "deep con caves" with any spies.  Really, I just 
wing this stuff.  MYSTERY MACHINE was DAL SHANG's most avoided team.  Is there some 
award for that?  Is there some deep dark secret why PARANOIA's been avoiding MYSTERY 
MACHINE so much?  Or is it just that they're too scared?  SUBTLE DECEIPT must not be 
a good enough fighter to get in fair fights.  He challenged LORGAN TEN VARN.  14 is a 
big difference.  (Well, that's what they tell me.) I thought SUBTLE DECEIPT showed 
great skill and promise when he was defeated by LORGAN TEN VARN.  All right, so I 
slept through it!  Big deal!   
     What does a fighter fight for?  I mean, the crowds don't give a hoot if someone 
gets killed.  Not after four more fights.  What if they had a fight and nobody showed 
up?  I'd be out of a job, that's what!!!   
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I know how much you like reading this stuff, but I really should stop.  Its 
been really albendranius!  Later, guys-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MANO TIKI TIA 6076           17  13  1   108       MYSTERY MACHINE (581)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MERRI HOLIDAZE 6110           6   0  1    85       MARVELOUS BASTARDS (573)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE SWAMI 6224               14  11  0    73       MYSTERY MACHINE (581)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LORGAN TEN VARN 6605          7   1  1    66       SAND DANCERS (233)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 REVEREND KILGORE 5693         6   0  0    56       DIRTY KILLBILLIES (630)
 LIQUID COURAGE 6574           3   1  0    55       PARANOIA (702)
 CHURRO THE SPIKE 6554        12  18  0    54       REFUGEES (377)
 SUBTLE DECEIPT 6577           5   1  0    47       PARANOIA (702)
-DEAD PIG 4783                 4   1  0    47       HOWIE'S GIRL (522)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CRIMSON CRUSH 5174            3   2  0    33       DIRTY SOUTH (571)
 BILLY BADAXE 5695             3   2  0    32       DIRTY KILLBILLIES (630)
 AGENT ORANGE 5175             3   2  1    31       DIRTY SOUTH (571)
 DAKORIL 6596                  6   6  1    29       REFUGEES (377)
 LT. HAMMAKO 6606              3   2  0    29       MYSTERY MACHINE (581)
 CRYSTAL RUNEBLADE 6111        3   2  0    27       MARVELOUS BASTARDS (573)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KUDZU KILLER 5176             4   1  0    20       DIRTY SOUTH (571)
 TEBAS TEN KOGAN 6598          4   6  0    18       SAND DANCERS (233)
 GOBARL 6604                   3   5  0    15       REFUGEES (377)
 JERI TAVAN 6615               1   0  0    14       SAND DANCERS (233)
 ONE HIT WONDER 5615           1   1  0    10       MARVELOUS BASTARDS (573)
 RAGOLAS 6607                  1   5  1     9       REFUGEES (377)
 KASSAL TEN DRU 6608           2   1  0     7       SAND DANCERS (233)
 MAGIC CITY MAULER 5177        1   3  0     7       DIRTY SOUTH (571)
 KO LAO-DEN 6614               0   1  0     2       SAND DANCERS (233)
 PHANTOM SHADOW 6609           0   2  0     2       MYSTERY MACHINE (581)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
SWEET MALDEHYDE 6602   1  1 0 MYSTERY MACHINE 581   RAGOLAS 6607          331 REVENGED
VERTIGO 6613           0  1 0 PARANOIA 702          SARZINA THE BRIGHT 19 334 NONE    
KASSILA TYL DRU 6597   5  2 0 SAND DANCERS 233      OZ FOX 5454           331         
LIN-VAO DEN KO 6612    0  1 0 SAND DANCERS 233      AGENT ORANGE 5175     333         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Captain Awesome -- It was not necessary to hit me on the head.  I had already gotten
the point, and you messed up my hair. -- Jesse Tavan

Kudzu Killer -- (crossly)  Do I look like a kudzu to you? -- Tebas ten Kogan
P.S.  They're...some kind of antelope, right?  Big twisty horns.

Magic City Mauler -- Hey!  I'm not a magic city!  Knock it off!  (And I don't mean
"knock my block off," either.) -- Kassal ten Dru

Agent Orange -- I didn't need that.  I could have lived quite happily without it,
which is, of course, the point. -- Ghost of Lin-Vao den Ko

Merri Holidaze -- I will agree that you're marvelous, within reason, but I can't pass
judgment on your mother.  I never met her. -- Churro the Spike

Reverend Kilgore -- Killbillies, ha ha, yes, very clever name.  Now let go of my
throat! -- Dakoril

Billy Badaxe -- Thanks to the gods that you weren't USING an axe for that one. --
Gobarl

Crimson Crush -- Ah.  I knew you were sinister, the minute I saw you take your weapon
in your left hand.  That's a sure sign. -- Ragolas

24 December 2004
Due to requests, the Turf War IV will be postponed until turn 225 (approx May/June
2005).  Sorry about the inconvenience. -- Baphomet, host of TW 4

12 January 2005
On Jhans turn number 476 (due on Feb. 16, 2005) the Second Annual kLk St. Valentine's
Massacre Kill Contest will begin.  The rules are simple; the team with the most kills
on the last turn wins.  Last year's winner was Shocking Toad.  Can he repeat?  Could
DOOMcorps crush all challengers?  Will the kLk prevail?  Or will you be the
independent manager to show that alliances aren't all that?  Come on to Jhans and
let's find out!
     Prizes are:  1st.  Renaming of a Dark Arena monster and five roll-up
                        certificates or $25.00 deposited in your account.
                  2nd.  Renaming of a Stand-In monster.
     Come on and celebrate the Delarquan way!
                                                                   Azrael

15 January 2005
     BR 4 is upon us!  First turn is due on 1/29/05.  Many thanks to RSI for helping
supply a great prize for the winner and those who meet the 90% endurance criteria.
     Winning prize:  6 months free play, a +1 bonus potion, a limited damage potion,
a favorites knowledge potion, a minor stat-switch prize, and renaming a Dark Arena
creature.
     Endurance prizes:  a +1 bonus potion to all teams that fight 90% of the possible
fights during the contest.
     For details, visit Talcama's newletter or http://www.geocities.com/assurnasir/br4
     To join, simply bring a team to DM 18, announce your entry in the personals, and
follow the very simple rule of not avoiding!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

VERTIGO was butchered by SARZINA THE BRIGHT in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
SUBTLE DECEIPT was vanquished by LORGAN TEN VARN in a 1 minute Challenge battle.
LIQUID COURAGE demolished CHURRO THE SPIKE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
CAPTAIN AWESOME was bested by MANO TIKI TIA in a 2 minute veteran's Title contest.
THE SWAMI was savagely defeated by MERRI HOLIDAZE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute match.
REVEREND KILGORE viciously subdued DAKORIL in a crowd pleasing 1 minute brutal fight.
LT. HAMMAKO slimly lost to KORKA THE HAIRY in a 2 minute novice's competition.
AGENT ORANGE vanquished RAGOLAS in a 1 minute uneven duel.
BILLY BADAXE viciously subdued GOBARL in a action packed 1 minute gruesome fight.
CRIMSON CRUSH overpowered TEBAS TEN KOGAN in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided fight.
CRYSTAL RUNEBLADE overpowered KASSAL TEN DRU in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
ONE HIT WONDER was subdued by JERI TAVAN in a 1 minute amateur's competition.
MAGIC CITY MAULER subdued PHANTOM SHADOW in a 2 minute amateur's match.
KUDZU KILLER luckily beat KO LAO-DEN in a 4 minute amateur's conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         AIMED BLOW        10 -   2 -  0      83  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -   4 -  1      78  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         LUNGING ATTACK    24 -  12 -  0      67  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         SLASHING ATTACK   17 -  12 -  1      59  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -   8 -  2      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         WALL OF STEEL     10 -  10 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         TOTAL PARRY        2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK     7 -  12 -  0      37  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   9 -  1      18  |

Turn 334 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     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         3  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  3     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  2                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  2                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   MANO TIKI TIA 6076         17  13  1  108 MYSTERY MACHINE (581)
SLASHING ATTACK  THE SWAMI 6224             14  11  0   73 MYSTERY MACHINE (581)
STRIKING ATTACK  LORGAN TEN VARN 6605        7   1  1   66 SAND DANCERS (233)
AIMED BLOW       LIQUID COURAGE 6574         3   1  0   55 PARANOIA (702)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MANO TIKI TIA 6076.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was KO LAO-DEN 6614.  The ten other most popular fighters were MERRI HOLIDAZE 
6110, REVEREND KILGORE 5693, BILLY BADAXE 5695, JERI TAVAN 6615, LORGAN TEN VARN 
6605, MANO TIKI TIA 6076, LT. HAMMAKO 6606, CRIMSON CRUSH 5174, CRYSTAL RUNEBLADE 
6111, and PHANTOM SHADOW 6609.

The least popular fighter this week was KASSAL TEN DRU 6608.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were TEBAS TEN KOGAN 6598, GOBARL 6604, RAGOLAS 6607, DAKORIL 6596, 
THE SWAMI 6224, CHURRO THE SPIKE 6554, SUBTLE DECEIPT 6577, VERTIGO 6613, KUDZU 
KILLER 5176, and MAGIC CITY MAULER 5177.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

CAPTAIN AWESOME (65-5210) MARVELOUS BASTARDS (573)