DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/26/2005    Duedate: 11/08/2005

DAL SHANG ARENA

DM-65    TURN-354

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

$1.25 Q-STAFF
MIGHTY DUCKS (720)
(65-6690) [18-11-0,102]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

$1.25 Q-STAFF                  POSITION IS EMPTY
MIGHTY DUCKS (720)             
(65-6690) [18-11-0,102]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TEBAS TEN KOGAN                GOBARL
SAND DANCERS (233)             REFUGEES (377)
(65-6598) [15-15-0,60]         (65-6604) [13-15-0,54]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MIGHTY DUCKS (720)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SAND DANCERS (233)          43
2. MIGHTY DUCKS (720)          37      MIGHTY DUCKS (720)
3. REFUGEES (377)              10      Unchartered Team
4. POSSE (718)                  0
5. GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS (717)   0      DARK ARENA II (288)

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)  29   6  3 82.9   1/ 3 MIGHTY DUCKS (720)        9  6 0
 2- 2*GHETTO FABULOUS (631)     13   4  2 76.5   2/ 5 SAND DANCERS (233)        8  6 0
 3- 4 UNDERGROUND KINGS (575)  312 270 21 53.6   3- 1 POSSE (718)               7  3 0
 4- 5 POSSE (718)               76  70  5 52.1   4- 2*GOT IT FOR CHRISTM (717)  4  1 0
 5/ 7 MIGHTY DUCKS (720)       134 137  4 49.4   5/ 8 REFUGEES (377)            4  7 0
 6/ 9 SAND DANCERS (233)       712 851 16 45.6   6- 7 UNDERGROUND KINGS (575)   3  3 0
 7/ 8 REFUGEES (377)           377 451 13 45.5   7- 4*GHETTO FABULOUS (631)     2  0 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 353): VELVET CRUSH of UNDERGROUND KINGS (?, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 324): AULDRYMBREI of GURTARG'S AXES (Sir Chester, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 321): YERIX of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 308): APPLE-TREE of TREE PEOPLE (Elderberry, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 285): NIGHTFALL of DARKLINGS from DAYLA KIV (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                       --------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 353): POSSE (Rosebud, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 324): DISMAL ALLIANCE (?, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 321): SAND DANCERS (Lorana, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 308): FURY'S EDGE (Fury, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 285): POSSE (Rosebud, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 353): VELVET CRUSH of UNDERGROUND KINGS (?, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 321): YERIX of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     The sages err'd not in their foretelling of a god descending upon DAL SHANG, for 
I, Novgorodny Vir, have returned!  Nothing is certain in DAL SHANG, with changing 
loyalties, changing Duelmasters.  Write this down:  new top team--MIGHTY DUCKS.  
What's a move up by 3 you ask?  (alright, maybe you didn't ask)  Cause for 
celebration, according to SAND DANCERS.  SAND DANCERS had cause to celebrate, after 
JERI TAVAN got 19 points by beating LENDO TEN CHARDIN.  TEBAS TEN KOGAN certainly had 
a baffled expression on his face, after losing to DARK WING and losing 10 points in 
the process!  A certain someone saw VELVET CRUSH at The Blazing Unicorn with the 
shakes, and now she fails to show up to defend hers throne.  What a pathetic slob!  
In DAL SHANG, nothing is permanent (except Death), and we find ourselves a new 
Duelmaster, $1.25 Q-STAFF.  So who was the warrior seen charging into immovable walls 
and challenging dead trees?  Someone's got a basic problem...   
     A Zenmaster once told me, 'Does not the spinning wheel turn?  And do not the 
little birds cry out?'  Any ideas?  Everyone is famous for fifteen minutes, and TEBAS 
TEN KOGAN is it right now.  Most challenged warrior.  Isn't SAND DANCERS proud!   
     Ah, the duel!  The roar of the oppenent, the smell of the crowd!  The audience 
gave a nice round of rasberries to YOIKS! of MIGHTY DUCKS, for expiring in such an 
ungraceful fashion.  4-6-0, indeed!  Ask not a spymaster for counsel, for he will 
pontificate long after you have fallen into an unconscious stupor.   
     All good things must come to an end.  More important duties call me.  Like a 
mixed metaphor, and an overtaxed simile, I now bid DAL SHANG farewell-- Novgorodny 
Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 $1.25 Q-STAFF 6690           18  11  0   102       MIGHTY DUCKS (720)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-5 GOLDEN WARRIORS 6624        7   0  1   101       GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS (717)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RED RYDER 6626                7   0  1    85       GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS (717)
-CORROSIVE KITTY 5225         16   8  0    84       UNDERGROUND KINGS (575)
-RUNE HELLFIRE 5701            7   1  0    81       GHETTO FABULOUS (631)
 DUCKMAN 6679                  8   8  0    77       MIGHTY DUCKS (720)
 JERI TAVAN 6615              13   8  0    76       SAND DANCERS (233)
 DARK WING 6686               11  12  0    76       MIGHTY DUCKS (720)
-CRYSTAL ICEDREAM 5698         6   2  2    76       GHETTO FABULOUS (631)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DAKORIL 6596                 17  15  1    67       REFUGEES (377)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-VIRGINIA, NO SANTA 6623       6   1  0    66       GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS (717)
 TEBAS TEN KOGAN 6598         15  15  0    60       SAND DANCERS (233)
 RAGOLAS 6607                 11  15  2    60       REFUGEES (377)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KO LAO-DEN 6614              13   8  1    55       SAND DANCERS (233)
 KASSAL TEN DRU 6608          12  11  0    55       SAND DANCERS (233)
 GOBARL 6604                  13  15  0    54       REFUGEES (377)
-JOHNNY SIN 6668               3   0  0    48       POSSE (718)
-CHADDEAUX NOIRE 5224         10  12  1    43       UNDERGROUND KINGS (575)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WIDOWMAKER 6666               2   2  1    30       POSSE (718)
-MY TWO FRONT TEETH 6622       5   2  0    26       GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS (717)
-LAW MAN 6631                  4   3  0    25       POSSE (718)
-DEADWOOD 6669                 3   0  1    24       POSSE (718)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ABOMINAL SNOWMAN 6673         4   5  0    22       MIGHTY DUCKS (720)
 JAEGO SARL 6709               1   1  0    16       SAND DANCERS (233)
-BLACKTHORN 6667               3   0  0    13       POSSE (718)
 SIGBAN 6710                   0   2  0     2       REFUGEES (377)
-MADE IT HOME 6671             0   1  0     1       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?
LUMP COAL 6625         4  2 1 GOT IT FOR CHRIST 717 WIDOWMAKER 6666       351 REVENGED
YOIKS! 6675            4  6 0 MIGHTY DUCKS 720      POLWHIS THE CANDLE 6  354 NONE    
DANNAL TEN VARN 6621   7  3 1 SAND DANCERS 233      CRYSTAL ICEDREAM 5698 351         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Chaddeaux Noire -- So, tell me, is that supposed to be pronounced "Shadow Nor"?
Because one of my teammates (I won't say which one) told me it was actually some kind
of wine.  Seems unlikely to me, but who knows about foreign names, eh? -- Tebas ten
Kogan

Widowmaker -- You might want to rethink that.  Husband-slayers are often required by
local custom and even by LAW to support the widows, you know. -- Kassal ten Dru
P.S.  Besides, you have an unlucky number.

Johnny Sin -- What kind of sin?  If it's something interesting, well, I'd be
interested. -- Ko Lao-Den
P.S.  I hate being a golem.  Anything to liven up my existence could be good.

One skill?  And Mim wouldn't even tell me how she gets her hair that color.  There's
got to be some trick to it. -- Jeri Tavan

Blackthorn -- Madam, I hope and trust that you will not reveal to that bigoted
refugee that I, too, am Aruaki.  I never set out to be, so it's hardly MY fault. --
Jaego Sarl

Dark Wing -- The only good duck is roasted. -- Gobarl the really annoyed
P.S.  With oranges.

Damn those Chardinees, anyway! -- Dakoril
P.S.  I nearly DIED, and he didn't teach me a single skill.

Yoiks! -- You're still not a duck. -- Ragolas

Deadwood -- (recoiling)  You're (gasp) one of those were-cats?  How horrible!  Why
are you allowed the freedom of the city, you freak?  You should be in a cage until
you can be deported. -- Sigban the bigoted

Lady Protector Velvet Crush -- First, let me congratulate you for having lasted this
long.  Second, let me assure you that you will always be welcome here in Dal Shang,
provided you don't commit any crimes, of course.  And third, I must tell you that by
order of the Lord Governor, we are not giving away land to gladiators who go away to
the Isle and never return.  Absentee-landlordism leads to terrible abuses of
property, and we have found, on the whole, that gladiators tend to be the most absent
of landlords.  Please accept, instead, this fine sword made specially for you and
engraved with the symbols of luck and fortitude. -- Tolmas ten Samrein,
Undersecretary to Lord Governor Segan tel Jehsian

5 October 2005
To those once of Willaf -- It's time to come back to the sands.  I'm back,
exclusively at Willaf.... -- Kurd the Vivisectionist, Your Better

12 October 2005
Magic Man -- You are a fellow Canadian, are you not?  Where do you hail from?  I live
in Kelowna, B.C. -- Maximillian, 8,13, 28, 47, 54

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DARK WING devastated TEBAS TEN KOGAN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
$1.25 Q-STAFF vanquished HELVAN QUICKHAND in a 1 minute uneven Title battle.
DAKORIL was demolished by DUCKMAN in a 1 minute uneven fight.
JERI TAVAN devastated LENDO TEN CHARDIN in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
KASSAL TEN DRU overpowered SAGAT OF PAIDAN in a 1 minute bloody mismatched match.
KO LAO-DEN vanquished SAGAT OF PAIDAN in a 1 minute brutal mismatched fight.
GOBARL slimly won victory over KORKA THE HAIRY in a 2 minute one-sided competition.
RAGOLAS vanquished KORKA THE HAIRY in a 1 minute uneven duel.
YOIKS! was dispatched by POLWHIS THE CANDLE in a 1 minute fight.
ABOMINAL SNOWMAN vanquished SIGBAN in a popular 1 minute one-sided duel.
JAEGO SARL overpowered BERVAN THE TINKER in a 1 minute one-sided melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         TOTAL PARRY        7 -   1 -  0      88  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK    45 -  20 -  4      69  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   3 -  0      67  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         AIMED BLOW        12 -   7 -  1      63  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         SLASHING ATTACK   14 -  10 -  1      58  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -   7 -  1      56  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         LUNGING ATTACK     7 -   6 -  1      54  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   9 -  0      25  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   6 -  0      14  |

Turn 354 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-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         4  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     4 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  $1.25 Q-STAFF 6690         18  11  0  102 MIGHTY DUCKS (720)
AIMED BLOW       JERI TAVAN 6615            13   8  0   76 SAND DANCERS (233)
PARRY-LUNGE      DAKORIL 6596               17  15  1   67 REFUGEES (377)
BASHING ATTACK   KO LAO-DEN 6614            13   8  1   55 SAND DANCERS (233)
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 ABOMINAL SNOWMAN 
6673, $1.25 Q-STAFF 6690, KASSAL TEN DRU 6608, KO LAO-DEN 6614, DARK WING 6686, 
DUCKMAN 6679, JERI TAVAN 6615, RAGOLAS 6607, JAEGO SARL 6709, and YOIKS! 6675.

The least popular fighter this week was DAKORIL 6596.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were TEBAS TEN KOGAN 6598, SIGBAN 6710, YOIKS! 6675, JAEGO SARL 6709, 
RAGOLAS 6607, JERI TAVAN 6615, DUCKMAN 6679, DARK WING 6686, KO LAO-DEN 6614, and 
KASSAL TEN DRU 6608.

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

VELVET CRUSH (65-5227) UNDERGROUND KINGS (575)

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

     For those of you who keep track of such things, 12 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                          PETER (4-1642) of THE BAD BUNNIES
                    PHILLIP THE BIRD (40-3708) of CRUEL PET NAMES 
                  MILES HITS THE ROAD (69-7270) of CRUMBLING LEAGUE
                         ROCKWELL (7-5003) of UNDEAD ARTISTS
                          FURRY BOX (72-4314) of BRIAN LOCK
                            0001 (82-12389) of OCT 2001 1
                            0002 (82-12390) of OCT 2001 1
                      SACRIFICE (82-12669) of GAMES PEOPLE PLAY
                      HARRY SELDON (82-18333) of FOUNDATION ARMY
                         PSYCHO BITCH (82-18670) of SANDY TOO
                     ??RADAR?? (82-20310) of DYSLEXICS UNTIE! II
                          LITA (82-27080) of DARK TOADS 04D

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes