DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/03/2005    Duedate: 08/16/2005

DAL SHANG ARENA

DM-65    TURN-348

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BACKLASH
TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)
(65-6518) [15-3-1,128]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BACKLASH                       5 GOLDEN WARRIORS
TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)          GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS (717)
(65-6518) [15-3-1,128]         (65-6624) [3-0-1,42]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TEBAS TEN KOGAN                GOBARL
SAND DANCERS (233)             REFUGEES (377)
(65-6598) [14-10-0,94]         (65-6604) [11-11-0,71]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS (717)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS (717)  37
2. SAND DANCERS (233)          33      TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)
3. TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)        5      Unchartered Team
4. CUBICLE CRUSADERS (714)     -7
5. REFUGEES (377)             -12GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS (717)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*GOT IT FOR CHRISTM (717)  15   0  3  100   1/ 2*GOT IT FOR CHRISTM (717) 15  0 3
 2/ 0*CUBICLE CRUSADERS (714)    3   2  0 60.0   2/ 1 SAND DANCERS (233)       10  5 0
 3/ 2 TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)    131  90  5 59.3   3/ 3 REFUGEES (377)            4  6 0
 4/ 3 REFUGEES (377)           371 437 13 45.9   4/ 4 TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)     3  0 1
 5/ 4 SAND DANCERS (233)       703 831 16 45.8   5/ 0*CUBICLE CRUSADERS (714)   0  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 347): BACKLASH of TOO GOOD FOR ME (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 318): RAGING PYROTHAG of GEMSTONE CREATIONS (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 314): SPIKE of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 302): IRLON of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 278): DRACO MALFOY of SLYTHERIN HOUSE from DAYLA KIV
                              (Rillion, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                       --------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 347): SAND DANCERS (Lani, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 318): FACING WORLDS (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 314): DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 302): PBA (Elderberry, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 278): POSSE (Rosebud, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 313): SAMARIUM of I AM SAM (The Sandman, mgr.)
                                  ANNE of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 301): BABY SPLIT of PBA (Elderberry, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Well that was a mean thing to do:  first, I beat Churro The Spike in five out of
five fights; then, apparently as a reward, I kill the hapless P-Strike in our sixth
encounter.  Nothing like driving the spike home, eh?  Poor Churro:  he died, broken
and alone, in a dark, neglected corner of the infirmary.  Sorry, Churro.

                                        Backlash, Too Good For Me

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, friends and fiends, welcome to your friendly neighborhood spyreport.  
I doubt DAL SHANG will ever be the same.  It seems the training can make the 
difference, as SAND DANCERS is pushed out of top team by GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS, who 
came from 2nd with a 5-0-1 this turn.  And let's see, JERI TAVAN fought MALDI 
STONEBREAKER and gained 19 points and contributed to SAND DANCERS' 3-2-0.  RAGOLAS 
has lost to SWEET ANELLA, falling 7 points, while helping make REFUGEES a 0-3-0 turn. 
Defending his title for another turn, BACKLASH kept SAND DANCERS' warrior, KO 
LAO-DEN, from claiming the throne.  Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I have heard from 
unimpeachable sources that The Blazing Unicorn uses trolls in their stew.  Talk about 
gristle!   
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  A brave warrior does not carry a red shield, he has nothing to cover 
or hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  Well, I'm burning daylight here in DAL SHANG and I've a long road ahead of 
me.  Happy Trails.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to paper-- Alarond the 
Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BACKLASH 6518                15   3  1   128       TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TEBAS TEN KOGAN 6598         14  10  0    94       SAND DANCERS (233)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JERI TAVAN 6615              11   4  0    88       SAND DANCERS (233)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DAKORIL 6596                 16  10  1    81       REFUGEES (377)
 GOBARL 6604                  11  11  0    71       REFUGEES (377)
 KO LAO-DEN 6614              10   5  1    71       SAND DANCERS (233)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KASSAL TEN DRU 6608          10   7  0    64       SAND DANCERS (233)
 DANNAL TEN VARN 6621          7   0  1    62       SAND DANCERS (233)
 RAGOLAS 6607                  8  12  2    60       REFUGEES (377)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 5 GOLDEN WARRIORS 6624        3   0  1    42       GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS (717)
 DILBERT 6587                  3   2  0    40       CUBICLE CRUSADERS (714)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RED RYDER 6626                3   0  1    29       GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS (717)
 VIRGINIA, NO SANTA 6623       3   0  0    28       GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS (717)
 LUMP COAL 6625                3   0  1    26       GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS (717)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MY TWO FRONT TEETH 6622       3   0  0    20       GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS (717)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
HERROL TWO-FINGER 1    0  1 0   1                   RED RYDER 6626        348 NONE    
CHURRO THE SPIKE 6554 16 26 1 REFUGEES 377          BACKLASH 6518         346         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

I hear that!  I heard that!  It was definitively a dry, hot wind, whispering across
the plains...or...I farted. -- Backlash, an all together different meaning

But can any boy who grows up in Kansas be average?  Or, for that matter,
prototypical.  If a Kansas boy is the prototype for boys everywhere, THEN what
happens, eh?  Shots ring out, doors slam, women scream, all that stuff.

     Ah, but is that such a bad thing? -- Ed.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BACKLASH devastated KO LAO-DEN in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
RAGOLAS was vanquished by SWEET ANELLA in a 1 minute uneven battle.
JERI TAVAN demolished MALDI STONEBREAKER in a 1 minute uneven fight.
GOBARL was bested by MALDI STONEBREAKER in a 3 minute gory veteran's contest.
DAKORIL was narrowly defeated by MALDI STONEBREAKER in a 2 minute competition.
KASSAL TEN DRU lost to MASTER OF THE EDGE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute fight.
TEBAS TEN KOGAN overpowered MASTER OF THE EDGE in a popular 1 minute mismatched brawl.
DILBERT was handily defeated by DANNAL TEN VARN in a 1 minute uneven melee.
5 GOLDEN WARRIORS vanquished MIM YELLOWHAIR in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
MY TWO FRONT TEETH won victory over NORMAR THE BLOND in a 1 minute novice's duel.
VIRGINIA, NO SANTA overpowered NORMAR THE BLOND in a 1 minute uneven match.
RED RYDER executed HERROL TWO-FINGER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
LUMP COAL demolished BERVAN THE TINKER in a 1 minute mismatched competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   7         WALL OF STEEL      9 -   0 -  1     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         AIMED BLOW        16 -   2 -  1      89  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-LUNGE       11 -   3 -  1      79  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK    27 -   8 -  3      77  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   4 -  1      60  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         TOTAL PARRY        2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK    6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   7 -  0      13  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         LUNGING ATTACK     0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 348 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-LUNGE        0 -  1         3  BASHING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     5 -  2     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       BACKLASH 6518              15   3  1  128 TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)
SLASHING ATTACK  TEBAS TEN KOGAN 6598       14  10  0   94 SAND DANCERS (233)
PARRY-LUNGE      DAKORIL 6596               16  10  1   81 REFUGEES (377)
BASHING ATTACK   KO LAO-DEN 6614            10   5  1   71 SAND DANCERS (233)
STRIKING ATTACK  KASSAL TEN DRU 6608        10   7  0   64 SAND DANCERS (233)
WALL OF STEEL    DANNAL TEN VARN 6621        7   0  1   62 SAND DANCERS (233)
LUNGING ATTACK   DILBERT 6587                3   2  0   40 CUBICLE CRUSADERS (714)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TEBAS TEN KOGAN 6598.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was GOBARL 6604.  The ten other most popular fighters were JERI TAVAN 6615, 
DAKORIL 6596, KASSAL TEN DRU 6608, TEBAS TEN KOGAN 6598, MY TWO FRONT TEETH 6622, 
BACKLASH 6518, DANNAL TEN VARN 6621, KO LAO-DEN 6614, 5 GOLDEN WARRIORS 6624, and 
VIRGINIA, NO SANTA 6623.

The least popular fighter this week was DILBERT 6587.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were RAGOLAS 6607, LUMP COAL 6625, RED RYDER 6626, VIRGINIA, NO SANTA 6623, 
5 GOLDEN WARRIORS 6624, KO LAO-DEN 6614, DANNAL TEN VARN 6621, BACKLASH 6518, MY TWO 
FRONT TEETH 6622, and TEBAS TEN KOGAN 6598.

                 FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY XXXV

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
THE GREAT SKEEVE 1719 (130-58-0)       3  3  0         MYTHING BLADES       
STILE 5941 (66-41-2)                   2  3  1         DARK TOADS           

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SCARLET HAG 3237 (48-60-1)            10  3  0         ARMOR & WEAPONS      
ENIGMA 4520 (75-22-0)                  8  3  0         MYSTERIOUS           
COINSPINNER 4495 (21-16-1)             3  3  0         BOOK OF SWORDS       

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
STONE 1724 (26-12-0)                   0  3  0         SLOW PLAY            

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
WOUNDHEALER 4496 (16-13-2)             4  3  0         BOOK OF SWORDS       
UNTAMED FURY 2558 (30-23-1)            2  3  0         BIG APPLE MENACE     
DISORDER 6419 (25-12-1)                1  3  0         PARANOIA             
TIME SQUARE 4637 (39-22-0)             1  3  0         BIG APPLE MENACE     

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TITANIA 5835 (22-16-0)                 4  3  0         SUPERIOR FORCES 3J   

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
HORRID 6385 (7-2-0)                    4  3  0         LEGION IV            

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
113 5440 (0-0-0)                       1  3  0         NUMBERS!*!           

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
KHELDAR 5665 (1-1-0)                   0  3  0         DOUBLE VISION        

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ARMOREDILLO 6618 (0-0-0)               6  3  0         WILD KINGDOM