DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/10/2004    Duedate: 06/23/2004

CHAVEZ RAVINE ARENA

DM-74    TURN-291

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

LOUD DRUNK
PARTY GEEKS (431)
(74-3554) [21-15-1,114]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DONSTAN                        DUELMASTERS
SAND DANCERS (251)             GAMES CRIP PLAYS (486)
(74-3061) [16-39-0,121]        (74-3785) [1-0-0,15]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DONSTAN                        LOUD DRUNK
SAND DANCERS (251)             PARTY GEEKS (431)
(74-3061) [16-39-0,121]        (74-3554) [21-15-1,114]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

1988 DODGERS (435)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. INSIGNIFICANCE (414)        38
2. SAND DANCERS (251)          31      1988 DODGERS (435)
3. GAMES CRIP PLAYS (486)      15      Unchartered Team
4. PARTY GEEKS (431)           15
5. BROTHERHOOD (406)            7      GAMES CRIP PLAYS (486)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*GAMES CRIP PLAYS (486)     1   0  0  100   1/ 1 1988 DODGERS (435)        8  7 0
 2/ 2 1988 DODGERS (435)       119  73  2 62.0   2/ 2 SAND DANCERS (251)        7  8 1
 3/ 5 BROTHERHOOD (406)         11   7  2 61.1   3/ 5 INSIGNIFICANCE (414)      5  4 0
 4/ 4 CORPS (346)              355 246 19 59.1   4/ 4 SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)     5  8 0
 5/ 3 SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)     98  68  7 59.0   5/ 3 CORPS (346)               4  4 0
 6- 6 THE FINAL FANTASY (437)   28  24  3 53.8   6- 7 GEMSTONE CREATIONS (434)  2  0 0
 7/ 7 INSIGNIFICANCE (414)      52  46  5 53.1   7/ 9 BROTHERHOOD (406)         2  1 0
 8/ 8 SAND DANCERS (251)       656 707 28 48.1   8/12 PARTY GEEKS (431)         2  1 0
 9- 9 NOPE (460)                34  39  2 46.6   9- 8 FAULTY PREMISES (436)     2  3 0
10/10 PARTY GEEKS (431)         60  69  2 46.5  10/ 0*GAMES CRIP PLAYS (486)    1  0 0
11-11 FAULTY PREMISES (436)     72  85  3 45.9  11-11 ROOT OF ALL EVIL (247)    1  2 0
12-12 GEMSTONE CREATIONS (434)  11  14  0 44.0  12-13 NOPE (460)                0  4 0
13-13 ROOT OF ALL EVIL (247)   159 225 12 41.4  13-10 THE FINAL FANTASY (437)   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 317): WHATCHAMACALLIT of BUENO FER NADA (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM  74 CHAVEZ RAVINE (turn 290): GREGORY GOYLE of SLYTHERIN HOUSE (Salazar
                                  Slytherin, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 285): CYRUS of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 272): ONE-EYE TEO of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 249): TALON WARSMITH of SCARLET KNIGHTS from SOUTH RIDGE
                              (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                       --------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 317): SAND DANCERS (Lani, mgr.)
 DM  74 CHAVEZ RAVINE (turn 290): 1988 DODGERS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 285): DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 272): TREE PEOPLE (Elderberry, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 249): MYSTERIOUS (Mad Max, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 285): CYRUS of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Greetings to all the warriors & managers of this arena, which had its perfectly fine
name changed to the location of some muggle stadium!

I believe I am the third member of Slytherin House to capture the Duelmastership
here.  My memory isn't too good, but I seem to remember that fine Tom Riddle chap and
my partner in thuggery, Vincent Crabbe, both being Duelmaster.  Draco is always
telling me how stupid I am, and now with not being able to remember for sure, I think
he might be right.  He usually is.  Just before the fights in the arena he was
telling me that even me, the stupidest and dumbest of our lot was still a pureblood
warrior and that I could certainly be Duelmaster instead of one of you mugbloods.
When I asked him why he wasn't Duelmaster yet he said it was because he did not want
all the responsibilities that came with the title, and that besides it would
interfere with his grand scheme.  Whatever that is.  But apparently it does involve
me getting invited to an even better school he calls Lirin Kiv on something known as
the Isle of the Eye.  So hopefully I can do what he wants and live to get my invite.
He told me the only question is if I have enough skill to get invited, since while I
have a Master rating in Parry, the only other rating I have is in an area deemed
unimportant for my fighting style, Decise.  I don't think it is unimportant since it
allows me to surprise people when they challenge me.  It is always fun to see their
jaws drop when they settle in for a long fight and I come out swinging fast and hard.
But that is just one of the little things that make me, the lowest of the Slytherins,
better than the rest of you.

Your Better,
Gregory Goyle

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, in CHAVEZ RAVINE a quiet thief gets rich, but a quiet spymaster gets 
poor.  So bring me ale and harken to my tidbits of news.  PARTY GEEKS stable has 
parlayed this turn's 1-0-0 into a 4 space move up the rankings.  This brings them up 
to 8th place.  Good work, guys!  And let's see, RIOT ACT fought PANSY PARKINSON and 
gained 16 points and contributed to INSIGNIFICANCE's 2-1-0.  LORD TAYLOR has lost to 
DONSTAN, falling 14 points, while helping make CORPS a 1-3-0 turn.  And all eyes were 
on LOUD DRUNK this turn as he ascended to the throne of Duelmaster.  CHAVEZ RAVINE 
has a new victor!  Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I have heard from unimpeachable 
sources that The Crystal Wheel uses trolls in their stew.  Talk about gristle!   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.  I also notice that the CORPS 
stable was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on CHAVEZ RAVINE, what are you 
afraid of?  And avoiding CORPS more than any other team we find SLYTHERIN HOUSE.  
CHAVEZ RAVINE, are we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  The most 
challenged warrior this turn was SAND DANCERS' warrior TSIRELL.  More fighters 
challenged him than challenged the Duelmaster!  I don't know about you, but DRACO 
MALFOY challenging down 18 points to SAND DANCERS' PELAK TEN ZORN, is not really 
worthy of SLYTHERIN HOUSE.  It pains me to see warriors take advantage of the system 
like this.  DRACO MALFOY bested PELAK TEN ZORN, as if it surprises anyone.  ARM of 
CORPS had better have a good reason for challenging down 11 points in a TV challenge 
which he won.  I thought ARM showed great skill and promise when he defeated 
RONSEVAN.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  I guess it was coming sooner or later, 1988 DODGERS has lost STEVE 
SAX, and CHAVEZ RAVINE is bound to miss him.  For a little while, at least.  Now it 
looks like TIM LEARY is gone, and forgotten too, now that 1988 DODGERS did not 
revenge SLYTHERIN HOUSE's GREGORY GOYLE for killing TIM LEARY.  A brave warrior does 
not carry a red shield, he has nothing to cover or hide when the fight is over.  
Consider well.   
     I like this place, CHAVEZ RAVINE, the taverns have old wine, and young serving 
girls.  Who could ask for more?  Well, I'm burning daylight here in CHAVEZ RAVINE 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                  
 LOUD DRUNK 3554              21  15  1   114       PARTY GEEKS (431)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DONSTAN 3061                 16  39  0   121       SAND DANCERS (251)
-KAGES FAULT 3189             14  18  0   119       FAULTY PREMISES (436)
 DRACO MALFOY 3500            19  10  1   113       SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)
-MAX FACTOR 3690              15   6  0   105       CORPS (346)
 TILAEN TYL SANH 3098         24  22  0    99       SAND DANCERS (251)
 GREGORY GOYLE 3497           21  17  1    97       SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)
-IRONHAND ORC 3190            13  19  2    92       FAULTY PREMISES (436)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LORD TAYLOR 3731             11   4  0    90       CORPS (346)
 PELAK TEN ZORN 3062          17  37  0    88       SAND DANCERS (251)
-KRAZY KAT 3550               12  18  1    86       FAULTY PREMISES (436)
-CLONE MISHAP 3708            11  13  0    85       FAULTY PREMISES (436)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TSIRELL 3793                 17   7  1    66       SAND DANCERS (251)
 RETRIBUTION 2982              7   3  0    64       BROTHERHOOD (406)
-RAGING PYROTHAG 3320          4   3  0    59       GEMSTONE CREATIONS (434)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RIOT ACT 3477                 7   3  1    52       INSIGNIFICANCE (414)
-NO 3359                       8   4  0    49       NOPE (460)
 ARM 3874                      4   2  0    49       CORPS (346)
 PANSY PARKINSON 3814          8   8  0    44       SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)
-CRAZY MARY 3051              10   8  0    42       INSIGNIFICANCE (414)
-TAISHAKU 3843                 5   5  0    41       ROOT OF ALL EVIL (247)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RONSEVAN 3866                 5   8  0    34       SAND DANCERS (251)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOHN SHELBY 3886              6   4  1    32       1988 DODGERS (435)
-NOT POSSIBLE 3718             5   3  0    31       NOPE (460)
 FATAL 3850                    3   0  0    31       INSIGNIFICANCE (414)
-SENGEN 3842                   4   4  1    26       ROOT OF ALL EVIL (247)
-ZIDANE TRIBAL 3194            3   1  0    26       THE FINAL FANTASY (437)
 ALEJANDRO PENA 3903           6   3  0    25       1988 DODGERS (435)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LOCKE COLE 3486               2   2  1    23       THE FINAL FANTASY (437)
-BEHRIN 3837                   3   4  0    19       ROOT OF ALL EVIL (247)
 MIKE MARSHALL 3927            2   2  0    19       1988 DODGERS (435)
-DANCING FOOL 3385             1   2  0    19       PARTY GEEKS (431)
-CAIT SITH 3196                3   1  0    17       THE FINAL FANTASY (437)
-IRON MAIDEN 3317              2   1  0    17       GEMSTONE CREATIONS (434)
-STINKMONKEY 3778              1   2  0    15       NOPE (460)
 DUELMASTERS 3785              1   0  0    15       GAMES CRIP PLAYS (486)
-POP! 3003                     1   0  1    14       BROTHERHOOD (406)
-KRAKEL 3002                   1   0  1    14       BROTHERHOOD (406)
 LUCIUS MALFOY 3882            1   6  0    13       SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)
-FNB 3004                      1   0  0    13       BROTHERHOOD (406)
-CYAN GARAMONDE 3195           3   1  0    12       THE FINAL FANTASY (437)
-ICE TITAN 3318                3   2  0    12       GEMSTONE CREATIONS (434)
-SNAP 3001                     1   0  0    12       BROTHERHOOD (406)
 TIM BELCHER 3931              2   1  0     7       1988 DODGERS (435)
 DOBBY 3930                    1   1  0     7       SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)
-TOKEN ENDEAVOR 3890           1   3  0     6       FAULTY PREMISES (436)
-TEASE 3881                    0   1  0     1       PARTY GEEKS (431)
-GOTNOGAME 3880                0   1  0     1       PARTY GEEKS (431)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
STEVE SAX 3849         8  6 0 1988 DODGERS 435      TSIRELL 3793          291         
TIM LEARY 3838         8  3 0 1988 DODGERS 435      GREGORY GOYLE 3497    287 NOT REVE
NORDSTROM 3925         0  1 0 CORPS 346             GARFIELD'S PET 26     291 NONE    
J.C. PENNEY 3926       0  1 0 CORPS 346             DARINHASS THE FIRS 27 291 NONE    
EVOLUTION 3901         0  3 0 INSIGNIFICANCE 414    ARENAMASTER DERNAL 23 291 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Lord Taylor -- Good suit. -- Tilaen tyl Sanh
P.S.  But it needs more color.

Lucius Malfoy -- Mantor, I love it when I win and my teammates don't! -- Ronsevan,
not above boasting and rubbing it in

Draco Malfoy -- Bad luck for your family this time, eh? -- Donstan

Oh... <expletive deleted>!!!  To be defeated by a standby is NOT a fun thing. --
Pelak ten Zorn

Steve Sax -- What's the point of you being a dodger if you don't give me a chance to
strike at you? -- Tsirell

25 May 2004
                                 TEN TURNS OF HELL:
                        The KLK Capture The Flag Competition

In the spirit of the ongoing effort to make arena play what it used to be (FUN!!), I

am proud to announce the KLK Capture The Flag Competition.  The competition will be
held in Jhans (DM-36, which has, by the way, grown in size equal to Talcama already).
:)  We are announcing this contest early to allow managers time to prep.

Rules:
     -- On turn 462 (due 8/4/04) the lowest ranked warrior on your team is given your
team's 'flag' (he is your initial flag defender).
     -- Starting on turn 463 (due 8/18/04) flags will be defended every turn and turn
463 is the turn scoring will begin.
     -- Fights involving flags are winners-take-all and a warrior can carry as many
flags as he can win.
     -- If a warrior holding a flag either A) goes inactive, B) loses to a stand-by
warrior or C) gets DA'd, he forfeits all flags he has and they are returned the their
original team's lowest ranked warrior.
     -- If you hold your own flag on an inactive warrior you receive NO POINTS that
turn.
     -- If a warrior graduates to AD holding flags starting on the next turn those
flags will be defended by the lowest ranked warrior on the team of the graduating
warrior.
     -- Scoring as follows for each turn:
          2 pts -- possession of your own team flag
          1 pt -- possession any other flag
          1 pt -- for each win
          1 pt -- for each kill
          1 pt -- for each award you receive in the newsletter
     -- You may enter as many teams as you like (per RSI rules) but each team is its
own entry.
     -- Tie-Breaker goes to the team that had the most points from flags.
     -- If still tied the tie-breaker will be the team that had the most points from
kills.  (It's the Delarq way.)
     -- The contest lasts 10 turns and there will be prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd
(based on highest point totals)

Prizes: (what you've been waiting on)
1st -- 3 know favorites potions*
       DA warrior named after winning manager
2nd -- 2 know favorites potions*
3rd -- 1 know favorites potion*

* These are full favorite potions (weapon, rhythms and tactics) and can only be used
on warriors with at least 4 FE.

     How's that for paying out? (grin)  Even if you think that it's all about the TC,
these prizes should be enough to draw you in.  (You know who you are.)
     I hope to see friend and foe alike come to Jhans.  Legion, Froths, and all the
others...this is your personal invite.  Can you win?  Can you survive 10 turns of
Hell in Jhans?
     Note:  Special thanks to RSI for helping make this contest possible.  Thanks
guys!

Bookie
KLK Alliance
Director Jhans' Board of Tourism
Warden of the Froth Circle (grin)
D.R.C. 4 Life

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

EVOLUTION was butchered by ARENAMASTER DERNAL in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
NORDSTROM was dealt death by GARFIELD'S PET in a exciting 3 minute Dark Arena duel.
J.C. PENNEY was murdered by DARINHASS THE FIRST in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
ARM won victory over RONSEVAN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge brawl.
DRACO MALFOY overpowered PELAK TEN ZORN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
LORD TAYLOR was devastated by DONSTAN in a 1 minute uneven Challenge brawl.
STEVE SAX was assassinated by TSIRELL in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge struggle.
DOBBY was devastated by FATAL in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge competition.
GREGORY GOYLE was handily defeated by LOUD DRUNK in a 1 minute uneven Title melee.
TILAEN TYL SANH vanquished CHANDAR LO in a 1 minute uneven fight.
RETRIBUTION vanquished JOHN SHELBY in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.
RIOT ACT handily defeated PANSY PARKINSON in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
ALEJANDRO PENA subdued DASHO THE CLAWS in a 1 minute match.
LUCIUS MALFOY was devastated by MIKE MARSHALL in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
TIM BELCHER was subdued by DUELMASTERS in a 2 minute amateur's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         TOTAL PARRY       15 -   9 -  1      63  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         LUNGING ATTACK    50 -  33 -  1      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         WALL OF STEEL     20 -  15 -  1      57  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     15 -  14 -  1      52  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         SLASHING ATTACK   15 -  17 -  1      47  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW        19 -  22 -  1      46  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-LUNGE        9 -  11 -  0      45  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         BASHING ATTACK    15 -  23 -  0      39  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -  23 -  2      28  |

Turn 291 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-LUNGE        2 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         3  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
BASHING ATTACK     3 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   LOUD DRUNK 3554            21  15  1  114 PARTY GEEKS (431)
LUNGING ATTACK   DRACO MALFOY 3500          19  10  1  113 SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)
WALL OF STEEL    TILAEN TYL SANH 3098       24  22  0   99 SAND DANCERS (251)
TOTAL PARRY      GREGORY GOYLE 3497         21  17  1   97 SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)
AIMED BLOW       TSIRELL 3793               17   7  1   66 SAND DANCERS (251)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DONSTAN 3061.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was NORDSTROM 3925.  The ten other most popular fighters were LOUD DRUNK 3554, 
RETRIBUTION 2982, DUELMASTERS 3785, ARM 3874, DRACO MALFOY 3500, DONSTAN 3061, 
TSIRELL 3793, RIOT ACT 3477, ALEJANDRO PENA 3903, and FATAL 3850.

The least popular fighter this week was TIM BELCHER 3931.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were LUCIUS MALFOY 3882, PANSY PARKINSON 3814, JOHN SHELBY 3886, 
GREGORY GOYLE 3497, DOBBY 3930, STEVE SAX 3849, LORD TAYLOR 3731, PELAK TEN ZORN 
3062, J.C. PENNEY 3926, and EVOLUTION 3901.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

LOUD DRUNK (74-3554) PARTY GEEKS (431)
GREGORY GOYLE (74-3497) SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)