DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/02/2005    Duedate: 02/15/2005

DAL SHANG ARENA

DM-65    TURN-335

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

LORGAN TEN VARN
SAND DANCERS (233)
(65-6605) [8-1-1,81]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

LORGAN TEN VARN                DILBERT
SAND DANCERS (233)             CUBICLE CRUSADERS (714)
(65-6605) [8-1-1,81]           (65-6587) [2-1-0,32]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CHURRO THE SPIKE               DILBERT
REFUGEES (377)                 CUBICLE CRUSADERS (714)
(65-6554) [12-19-0,55]         (65-6587) [2-1-0,32]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SAND DANCERS (233)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SAND DANCERS (233)          68
2. CUBICLE CRUSADERS (714)     20      REFUGEES (377)
3. REFUGEES (377)              19      Unchartered Team
4. DIRTY KILLBILLIES (630)      0
5. MARVELOUS BASTARDS (573)     0      CUBICLE CRUSADERS (714)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*DIRTY KILLBILLIES (630)   10   3  0 76.9   1/ 2 SAND DANCERS (233)        9  6 0
 2/ 0*CUBICLE CRUSADERS (714)    2   1  0 66.7   2- 1*DIRTY SOUTH (571)         7  1 1
 3- 2 MARVELOUS BASTARDS (573)  71  50  9 58.7   3- 3 MARVELOUS BASTARDS (573)  6  2 0
 4- 3 MYSTERY MACHINE (581)    186 158  9 54.1   4- 4*DIRTY KILLBILLIES (630)   4  0 0
 5- 4 PARANOIA (702)            56  54  8 50.9   5/ 7 REFUGEES (377)            2 10 0
 6/ 5 REFUGEES (377)           344 414 11 45.4   6/ 0*CUBICLE CRUSADERS (714)   1  0 0
 7/ 6 SAND DANCERS (233)       661 809 14 45.0   7- 5 PARANOIA (702)            1  2 0
 8- 7*DIRTY SOUTH (571)         11  14  1 44.0   8- 6 MYSTERY MACHINE (581)     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

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                        *--=== LIRITH KAI REGIONAL NEWS ===--*

                                     Duelmasters
                                 -------------------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 334): MANO TIKI TIA of MYSTERY MACHINE (Edge, mgr.)
 DM  74 CHAVEZ RAVINE (turn 307): LOVE of LORDS OF VIRTUE (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 302): WOODY of SAND DANCERS (Lorana, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 289): BLONDE BILLIE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 265): KHORA THE SMALL of SAND DANCERS from LIN TIRIAN
                              (Rebina, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                       --------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 334): DIRTY SOUTH ( ! , mgr.)
 DM  74 CHAVEZ RAVINE (turn 307): SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 302): DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 289): GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 265): PARANOIA, etc. (Jekyll, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 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  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 289): ONE-EYE TEO of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Oh, hi.  Its just little 'ol Debby Tonte.  Thought I'd check out DAL SHANG to 
see what's new.  Too bad, DIRTY SOUTH, but SAND DANCERS was just too good to be 
stopped.  One team deserves special mention 'cause they moved up 1 after going 5-0-0. 
Keep it up, SAND DANCERS!  MVP award for DILBERT?  CUBICLE CRUSADERS' proud of him 
after beating DAKORIL and getting 20 points.  Talk about yer big time losers!  
DAKORIL got smashed by DILBERT, and lost 3 points!  What a putz!  MANO TIKI TIA 
fights so hard to be Duelmaster, then quits fighting and loses the title.  No one 
said it was a genius...  And I was just getting used to the ex-Duelmaster's habit 
of...(!)  Oh well, welcome LORGAN TEN VARN.  Aren't SAND DANCERS proud.  (Oh, my.) I 
hear the top team insists all their warriors get nine hours sleep.  They want 
photogenic fighters for PR photos.   
     AAARRGH!!!  I HATE SPYREPORTING!!!  Sorry.  I just had to say it.   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All DAL SHANG ever talks about is fighting!  
Me, I'm more laid back.  Hey you guys, don't you think your families would like to 
hear from you?  Write!  (Or have someone write for you.)  
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I gotta leave.  DAL SHANG is like such a dump, and you guys smell too much!  
Remember you guys, ease up sometimes!  Chill out!  Later, Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LORGAN TEN VARN 6605          8   1  1    81       SAND DANCERS (233)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           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)
-THE SWAMI 6224               14  11  0    73       MYSTERY MACHINE (581)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-REVEREND KILGORE 5693         6   0  0    56       DIRTY KILLBILLIES (630)
 CHURRO THE SPIKE 6554        12  19  0    55       REFUGEES (377)
-LIQUID COURAGE 6574           3   1  0    55       PARANOIA (702)
-SUBTLE DECEIPT 6577           5   1  0    47       PARANOIA (702)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-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)
 DILBERT 6587                  2   1  0    32       CUBICLE CRUSADERS (714)
-AGENT ORANGE 5175             3   2  1    31       DIRTY SOUTH (571)
 TEBAS TEN KOGAN 6598          5   6  0    30       SAND DANCERS (233)
-LT. HAMMAKO 6606              3   2  0    29       MYSTERY MACHINE (581)
-CRYSTAL RUNEBLADE 6111        3   2  0    27       MARVELOUS BASTARDS (573)
 DAKORIL 6596                  6   7  1    26       REFUGEES (377)
 RAGOLAS 6607                  2   5  1    25       REFUGEES (377)
 KASSAL TEN DRU 6608           3   1  0    24       SAND DANCERS (233)
 JERI TAVAN 6615               2   0  0    24       SAND DANCERS (233)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOBARL 6604                   4   5  0    20       REFUGEES (377)
-KUDZU KILLER 5176             4   1  0    20       DIRTY SOUTH (571)
 KO LAO-DEN 6614               1   1  0    16       SAND DANCERS (233)
-ONE HIT WONDER 5615           1   1  0    10       MARVELOUS BASTARDS (573)
-MAGIC CITY MAULER 5177        1   3  0     7       DIRTY SOUTH (571)
-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
LIN-VAO DEN KO 6612    0  1 0 SAND DANCERS 233      AGENT ORANGE 5175     333         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Subtle Deceit -- Try for something a little less subtle next time.  The arena isn't
the place for veiled insinuations. -- Lorgan ten Varn

Crimson Crush -- Is that like Orange Crush, but with tomato juice?  Or, hmm,
cranberry juice? -- Tebas ten Kogan

Crystal Runeblade -- I don't think you're supposed to be using an enchanted blade in
the arena, you know.  Not that you wouldn't have beaten me anyway. -- Kassal ten Dru
P.S.  At least, I think you would've won regardless, but when I tried to hold the
fight report closer to the light so as to see more in it than a gray blur, it caught
fire.  Those candles really aren't safe!

One-Hit Wonder -- But first, you have to land the one hit. -- Jeri Tavan
P.S.  I'm an ORC?  Who says?  What if I don't WANT to be an Orc?  All the men will
look at me and see a sex object....  Hmm.

Kudzu Killer -- Good thing I'm not a kudzu, isn't it?  But when did I get to be a
golem?  Does my mother know?  This is disturbing. -- Ko Lao-Den

Liquid Courage -- You won that time, but just wait, I'll find your vulnerable spot
and you'll spring a LEAK and all your courage will drain OUT. -- Churro the Spike

Reverend Kilgore -- I was hoping for at least some skills.  Drat. -- Dakoril

Agent Orange -- But I look rotten in orange!  Really. -- Ragolas

Billy Badaxe -- If that's an axe, I can see why it's bad.  No edge at all. -- Gobarl

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!

31 January 2005
     My fellow duelists I come before you bearing a sad and unfortunate message.
Several months ago our group, the Vendetta Cartel, had lost contact with one of our
friends.  Since he was in contact or correspondence on an almost daily basis there
was concern amongst us.  With some research two of our members discovered why contact
was lost with him.
     On November 10, 2004, Richard Hammes was taken from us in a senseless act of
violence during a robbery attempt at a friend's store where he sometimes worked.  He
was watching the store so his friend could go home to tend to his son who had taken
ill.  You may have known Rich as Abarsis, The Slaughter Priest ; richh10 on the RT;
or gameogre on the Duel2 messageboard.  You may not have known that he spent 13 years
serving the United States in the Navy.
     Rich dearly loved this game and all it encompassed.  He may not have been the
best or most experienced manager but he loved to interact with others and was quick
to offer advice whenever anyone asked for help.  He was always kind and gracious and
tried to strengthen our game, often by helping new players feel welcome or give them
a chance to compete.  With his prolific posting I know that I am simply speaking the
obvious about what he did for our game.  Many, like me, were drawn to him, perhaps
for his kind nature or his sense of humor, and it appears he lived his life as he
played this game.  Always willing to help or do right by others.
     I realize that he had many friends outside the VC so I will include the link to
the news story in case any of his other friends would like to know more of what
happened.  We're all dealt a hand in life but it's not the strength of the hand
you're dealt but rather how you play it that really matters.  Rich played his hand to
the very best of his human ability and for this I admire him greatly.  I know we all
choose to like or dislike managers but I believe deep down we are all good and
decent, in this game, and will drop party (alliance) lines and will show the proper
respect.
     http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20041112/news_7m12clerk.html
     Rich was taken from us all to soon and with so much left to offer the community
around him.  He spoke of a desire to run a contest on the Duel2 site which I hope to
uphold in his name.  Some of the people I have spoken with think it would be a nice
gesture to do one final good act in Rich's name, though it could never match what he
would've done within his community, for his community of San Diego.  I hope that with
this contest we might raise a little money to donate to an appropriate charity within
San Diego in his name.
     In conclusion I send a message to Rich:
     "Rich, though I'm sure you gathered this I never really told you how much I
admired you and what a friend I considered you.  I thank you for being my voice of
reason and always reminding me of why we both loved this game so much!  You have
taught me one final valuable lesson in learning more of you.  There are things far
more valuable in life than material possessions such as character and kindness.  That
nothing going on in your life means that you cannot find a way to be kind and giving
to others.  We always spoke of meeting someday and until we finally do know that you
will live on in with me and the rest of your brothers and sisters in the Cartel:
Master Darque, Kat, Bum, Sensei Jan, Maximillian, Hammer, Fizban, Firehawk, Phat
Phat.  You increased all of our enjoyment of this game, you were a true ambassador of
Duelmasters, and the game will not be quite the same without you.  A farewell battle
cry from the ZalCon:  'Confusion to our enemies'.  May your soul rest in peace, my
friend."
     Should anyone wish to correspond about Rich feel free to contact myself, or
anyone else within the Vendetta Cartel.
     Street Legal
     Jeff Bura
     The Death Squad(63) in Tobir or triumph1971@hotmail.com

31 January 2005
     Be it known throughout Alastari that Hammer is no longer a member of the
Vendetta Cartel alliance.
     A difference of opinion with another highly respected member of the VC due to my
recent vocal actions in DM 47 can only be resolved by my resignation from the VC as
of January 29, 2005.
     I leave of my own accord, in good standing with all members and with no hard
feelings towards anyone in the Vendetta Cartel.
     There was a time when I felt that my membership in the VC made the alliance
stronger.  I know that my resignation today makes the Vendetta Cartel a stronger
alliance with my absence. -- Hammer

1 February 2005
                           St. Valentine's Massacre update
My apologies, the Kill Contest starting on turn 476 in Jhans will run for 10 (ten)
turns ending on turn number 486.
                                                                   Azrael

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

LORGAN TEN VARN devastated LENDO TEN CHARDIN in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
CHURRO THE SPIKE lost to ONE-EYED YOFAN in a exciting 1 minute uneven battle.
DAKORIL was overpowered by DILBERT in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
TEBAS TEN KOGAN devastated OLTIMAL THE LAME in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.
GOBARL bested BERVAN THE TINKER in a action packed 1 minute brawl.
RAGOLAS overpowered POLWHIS THE CANDLE in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
JERI TAVAN devastated BERVAN THE TINKER in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
KASSAL TEN DRU handily defeated OLTIMAL THE LAME in a 1 minute uneven melee.
KO LAO-DEN vanquished BERVAN THE TINKER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW        10 -   2 -  0      83  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -   4 -  1      79  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         LUNGING ATTACK    23 -  11 -  0      68  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         SLASHING ATTACK   17 -  12 -  1      59  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         TOTAL PARRY        2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -   8 -  2      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK     9 -  11 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         WALL OF STEEL      8 -  10 -  0      44  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   8 -  1      27  |

Turn 335 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  LORGAN TEN VARN 6605        8   1  1   81 SAND DANCERS (233)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CHURRO THE SPIKE 6554.  The most popular warrior 
this turn was DILBERT 6587.  The ten other most popular fighters were TEBAS TEN KOGAN 
6598, GOBARL 6604, JERI TAVAN 6615, LORGAN TEN VARN 6605, CHURRO THE SPIKE 6554, 
KASSAL TEN DRU 6608, KO LAO-DEN 6614, RAGOLAS 6607, DAKORIL 6596, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was DAKORIL 6596.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were RAGOLAS 6607, KO LAO-DEN 6614, KASSAL TEN DRU 6608, CHURRO THE SPIKE 
6554, LORGAN TEN VARN 6605, JERI TAVAN 6615, GOBARL 6604, TEBAS TEN KOGAN 6598, 
DILBERT 6587, and  0.

                 FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY XXXV

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
THE GREAT SKEEVE 1719 (117-57-0)       1  4  0         MYTHING BLADES       

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
STILE 5941 (55-38-2)                  11  3  0         SPLIT INFINITY 2     
ENIGMA 4520 (75-22-0)                  8  3  0         MYSTERIOUS           
SCARLET HAG 3237 (48-60-1)             5  3  0         ARMOR & WEAPONS      
COINSPINNER 4495 (19-16-1)             3  3  0         BOOK OF SWORDS       

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
AMPLITUR 6440 (21-5-1)                 5  3  0         DARK TOADS           
COM DOT 6217 (55-36-0)                 1  3  0         TOO GOOD FOR ME      
KREWKUT SAUSAGE 6327 (32-26-0)         1  3  0         LINCOLNSHIRE         

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
WOUNDHEALER 4496 (14-8-1)              6  3  0         BOOK OF SWORDS       
KALISTA JAN 5206 (17-12-4)             3  3  0         MARVELOUS BASTARDS   
TIME SQUARE 4637 (37-16-0)             3  3  0         BIG APPLE MENACE     
SHOVELING SANDY 3584 (3-3-0)           2  3  0         STORMNITE SANDBAGGER 
FRED 5333 (22-10-0)                    1  3  0         MYSTERY MACHINE      
SARA HELLBLADE 5103 (23-15-1)          0  3  0         MAGNIFICENT BASTARDS 

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TITANIA 5835 (15-10-0)                 2  3  0         SUPERIOR FORCES 3J   
KROLVIN MERCENARY 5104 (18-10-0)       0  2  0         MAGNIFICENT BASTARDS 

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DEAD PIG 4783 (4-1-0)                  5  3  0         HOWIE'S GIRL         
ONE EYED JACK 4876 (12-7-0)            2  3  0         JACK ATTACK          
CAPTAIN AWESOME 5210 (21-9-3)          1  3  0         MARVELOUS BASTARDS   

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
HORRID 6385 (7-2-0)                    6  3  0         LEGION IV            
RIORDAN 6010 (5-2-0)                   5  3  0         TAPESTRY OF LIONS    

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MERCUTIO 5668 (1-1-0)                  2  3  0         DOUBLE VISION        
BILLY BADAXE 5695 (2-2-0)              0  3  0         DIRTY KILLBILLIES    

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CRIMSON CRUSH 5174 (2-2-0)             2  3  0         DIRTY SOUTH          
DILBERT 6587 (1-1-0)                   2  3  0         CUBICLE CRUSADERS    

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
AD! 5804 (0-0-0)                       7  3  1         HITLIST 46           
T-BONE 6063 (0-0-0)                    3  3  1         HITLIST 23