DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/11/2005    Duedate: 05/24/2005

DAL SHANG ARENA

DM-65    TURN-342

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TEBAS TEN KOGAN
SAND DANCERS (233)
(65-6598) [10-8-0,76]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TEBAS TEN KOGAN                POSITION IS EMPTY
SAND DANCERS (233)             
(65-6598) [10-8-0,76]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CHURRO THE SPIKE               BACKLASH
REFUGEES (377)                 TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)
(65-6554) [15-23-1,69]         (65-6518) [9-3-0,68]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SAND DANCERS (233)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SAND DANCERS (233)          46
2. REFUGEES (377)              16      TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)
3. TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)        6      Unchartered Team
4. UNDERGROUND KINGS (575)      0
5. BLOOD WIZARDS (576)          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 BLOOD WIZARDS (576)       47  20  4 70.1   1/ 1 SAND DANCERS (233)       10  4 0
 2/ 2 TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)    125  90  4 58.1   2/ 3 REFUGEES (377)            4  8 0
 3- 3 UNDERGROUND KINGS (575)  309 267 21 53.6   3- 2 UNDERGROUND KINGS (575)   3  0 0
 4/ 4 REFUGEES (377)           358 428 12 45.5   4/ 5 TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)     2  0 0
 5/ 5 SAND DANCERS (233)       682 822 15 45.3   5- 4 BLOOD WIZARDS (576)       1  1 1

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

      * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ *

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                 -------------------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 341): TEBAS TEN KOGAN of SAND DANCERS (Lani, mgr.)
 DM  74 CHAVEZ RAVINE (turn 313): RONSEVAN of SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 309): SAMARIUM of I AM SAM (The Sandman, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 296): TERMINOTTER III of WILD KINGDOM (The Dark One, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 272): KHORA THE SMALL of SAND DANCERS from LIN TIRIAN
                              (Rebina, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                       --------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 341): SAND DANCERS (Lani, mgr.)
 DM  74 CHAVEZ RAVINE (turn 313): SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 309): DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 296): HUNTERS (?, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 272): THAT'S US, etc. (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 340): DIAMOND ICEBLADE of BLOOD WIZARDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 309): ARIA of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Oh, hi.  Its just little 'ol Debby Tonte.  Thought I'd check out DAL SHANG to 
see what's new.  MVP award for KO LAO-DEN?  SAND DANCERS' proud of him after beating 
DENGAN THE TRADER and getting 15 points.  Talk about yer big time losers!  GOBARL got 
smashed by BACKLASH, and lost 3 points!  Our Duelmaster has lost, folks, lost to 
MALDI STONEBREAKER, BUT TEBAS TEN KOGAN is still the Duelmaster because he has the 
most recognition points!  Who was the wiseguy that said DAL SHANG's Duelmaster was 
paying for drinks at The Blazing Unicorn?  Don't look at me!   
     AAARRGH!!!  I HATE SPYREPORTING!!!  Sorry.  I just had to say it.   
     Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other!  Don't you guys ever give 
it a break?  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                  
 TEBAS TEN KOGAN 6598         10   8  0    76       SAND DANCERS (233)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-VELVET CRUSH 5227            17   5  1    98       UNDERGROUND KINGS (575)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CORROSIVE KITTY 5225         15   7  0    84       UNDERGROUND KINGS (575)
 CHURRO THE SPIKE 6554        15  23  1    69       REFUGEES (377)
 BACKLASH 6518                 9   3  0    68       TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DAKORIL 6596                 12   8  1    57       REFUGEES (377)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CHADDEAUX NOIRE 5224         10  10  1    52       UNDERGROUND KINGS (575)
 KO LAO-DEN 6614               7   2  1    52       SAND DANCERS (233)
 KASSAL TEN DRU 6608           7   4  0    52       SAND DANCERS (233)
 JERI TAVAN 6615               6   3  0    42       SAND DANCERS (233)
 GOBARL 6604                   7   9  0    39       REFUGEES (377)
-ALYSSA SKYFIRE 5289           4   2  0    37       BLOOD WIZARDS (576)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PRECIOUS METAL 5284           6   2  0    30       BLOOD WIZARDS (576)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAGOLAS 6607                  4  10  1    27       REFUGEES (377)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-VERMIN SLAYER 5283            4   0  0    22       BLOOD WIZARDS (576)
 DANNAL TEN VARN 6621          1   0  0    11       SAND DANCERS (233)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Sometimes I look at the fights and the newsletter and I wonder why I insist that my
warriors do personals here.  I've seen abandoned graveyards with more life to them.
-- Li Dan, Sand Dancers

     Some of those graveyards aren't as abandoned as you might think.... -- Ed.

Helvan Quickhand -- Oddly enough, Li Dan was pleased that I got matched against you!
Apparently this is the first time one of us has fought you since he started keeping
track last summer, and you represented the only gap in his list of standbys.  Now,
however, he has the full set, and we don't need to see any of you standbys again for
a while, okay? -- Tebas ten Kogan

Backlash -- Too good for me, too! -- Kassal ten Dru
P.S.  Is a backlash like a riposte?  Or one of those deals where you move past me and
then strike backward, getting me (very painfully) in the kidneys?

Feltar of Illis -- I really wish you'd go back to Illis.  It says here, "You are
worthless and weak and don't belong here," and it's TRUE. -- Ko Lao-Den

Normar the sort-of-Blond -- If you want to be REALLY blond, you need to be taller.
You should train your SZ. -- Jeri Tavan

By the Demon in the Sea, Lendo ten Chardin is a FIEND. -- Churro the Spike
P.S.  Well, you know, he's cousin to all those Chardinees over in Alastari, and THEY
are all fiends, too.

It just seems wrong that One-Eyed Yofan should be able to defeat me.  With only one
eye, he can't have good depth perception, and you NEED depth perception to calculate
your blows properly. -- Dakoril
P.S.  Of course, he's half an elf, and they're sneaky.  He probably cheats.

I just love it when I have Mim Yellowhair at my mercy.  You know how it is, she's a
tall, fine figure of a woman (shapes the figure in question in the air with his
hands), she's an orc, you know, and they're very...physical.  LOTS of fun. -- Gobarl,
exhausted but happy

Dammit, I want to see Herrol Two-Finger with just ONE finger next time.  Or maybe
just one HAND.  Damned slimy little half-elf.... -- Ragolas

20 April 2005
I have returned after a five-year absence.  I expect all tithes, gifts and bequeaths
to resume as normal. -- Magic Man

4 May 2005
Several questions have been asked about Slaughter's Challenge that I'd like to
address and clarify.
     1)  All Prizes must be used on the contest team, this includes the resurrection.
         Remember any fast arena team should be able to transfer to a slow arena
         (except for arena 82, I believe).
     2)  Warriors will be allowed to fight and run in the dead tourney, should there
         be one, and return if an opening can be made without breaking the rules
         (i.e. only one DA fight allowed per team).
     3)  If you win your single DA match you do not get another.  It's one use of the
         Dark Arena win or lose so if you want him/her/it dead be sure and throw the
         match!
     4)  The resurrection potion's longevity has been extended by the commission to 6
         months but the other potions (favorites, and +1 bonus) must still be used
         within 2 turns and on a 5 FE or higher warrior.  The resurrection can go on
         any warrior regardless of FE.
Street Legal

P.S.  My thanks to those already entered (Hammer, The Consortium, Tripwire, Stik, and
Shaman) and hope many more find a reason to come to arena 54.  Again, my email is
triumph1971@hotmail.com or you can diplo me in arena 14 at THE DEATH SQUAD (63) if
you need more info!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

TEBAS TEN KOGAN slimly lost to MALDI STONEBREAKER in a 2 minute bloody Title fight.
CHURRO THE SPIKE was unbelievably bested by MALDI STONEBREAKER in a 2 minute battle.
BACKLASH demolished GOBARL in a crowd pleasing 1 minute uneven fight.
DAKORIL devastated DENGAN THE TRADER in a 2 minute brutal one-sided fight.
KASSAL TEN DRU devastated MIM YELLOWHAIR in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
KO LAO-DEN overpowered DENGAN THE TRADER in a 2 minute bloody one-sided struggle.
JERI TAVAN handily defeated MIM YELLOWHAIR in a 1 minute uneven fight.
RAGOLAS vanquished FELTAR OF ILLIS in a 1 minute uneven duel.
DANNAL TEN VARN won victory over BERVAN THE TINKER in a 3 minute beginner's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       2         LUNGING ATTACK     8 -   3 -  0      73  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-LUNGE       13 -   5 -  1      72  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         AIMED BLOW        10 -   4 -  0      71  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -   5 -  1      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK    14 -   8 -  1      64  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         TOTAL PARRY        5 -   3 -  0      63  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -   9 -  0      57  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   7 -  1      30  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   7 -  0      30  |

Turn 342 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         2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         2  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  TEBAS TEN KOGAN 6598       10   8  0   76 SAND DANCERS (233)
AIMED BLOW       BACKLASH 6518               9   3  0   68 TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)
PARRY-LUNGE      DAKORIL 6596               12   8  1   57 REFUGEES (377)
BASHING ATTACK   KO LAO-DEN 6614             7   2  1   52 SAND DANCERS (233)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  KASSAL TEN DRU 6608         7   4  0   52 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 BACKLASH 6518.  The ten other most popular fighters were TEBAS TEN 
KOGAN 6598, DAKORIL 6596, KO LAO-DEN 6614, DANNAL TEN VARN 6621, CHURRO THE SPIKE 
6554, KASSAL TEN DRU 6608, JERI TAVAN 6615, RAGOLAS 6607, GOBARL 6604, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was GOBARL 6604.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were RAGOLAS 6607, JERI TAVAN 6615, KASSAL TEN DRU 6608, CHURRO THE SPIKE 
6554, DANNAL TEN VARN 6621, KO LAO-DEN 6614, DAKORIL 6596, TEBAS TEN KOGAN 6598, 
BACKLASH 6518, and  0.