DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/24/2004    Duedate: 07/07/2004

CHAVEZ RAVINE ARENA

DM-74    TURN-292

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DRACO MALFOY
SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)
(74-3500) [20-10-1,124]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DRACO MALFOY                   DUELMASTERS
SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)          GAMES CRIP PLAYS (486)
(74-3500) [20-10-1,124]        (74-3785) [2-0-0,23]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DONSTAN                        DRACO MALFOY
SAND DANCERS (251)             SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)
(74-3061) [16-40-0,93]         (74-3500) [20-10-1,124]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SAND DANCERS (251)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. INSIGNIFICANCE (414)        24
2. GAMES CRIP PLAYS (486)      23      CORPS (346)
3. SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)       19      Unchartered Team
4. CORPS (346)                 10
5. PARTY GEEKS (431)            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/ 1*GAMES CRIP PLAYS (486)     2   1  0 66.7   1/ 2 SAND DANCERS (251)        6  9 1
 2- 2 1988 DODGERS (435)       119  73  2 62.0   2/ 5 CORPS (346)               5  3 1
 3- 3 BROTHERHOOD (406)         11   7  2 61.1   3/ 3 INSIGNIFICANCE (414)      5  4 0
 4/ 4 CORPS (346)              357 246 20 59.2   4- 1 1988 DODGERS (435)        5  5 0
 5/ 5 SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)    100  71  7 58.5   5/ 4 SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)     5 10 0
 6/ 7 INSIGNIFICANCE (414)      54  47  5 53.5   6- 7 BROTHERHOOD (406)         2  0 0
 7/ 8 SAND DANCERS (251)       657 711 28 48.0   7/10*GAMES CRIP PLAYS (486)    2  1 0
 8/10 PARTY GEEKS (431)         61  69  2 46.9   8/ 8 PARTY GEEKS (431)         2  1 0
 9- 9 NOPE (460)                34  39  2 46.6   9- 6 GEMSTONE CREATIONS (434)  1  0 0
10-12 GEMSTONE CREATIONS (434)  11  14  0 44.0  10-12 NOPE (460)                0  2 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 318): WHATCHAMACALLIT of BUENO FER NADA (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 291): LOUD DRUNK of PARTY GEEKS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 286): RED MOSQUITO of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 273): ONE-EYE TEO of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 250): TALON WARSMITH of SCARLET KNIGHTS from SOUTH RIDGE
                              (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                       --------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 318): SAND DANCERS (Lani, mgr.)
 DM  74 CHAVEZ RAVINE (turn 291): 1988 DODGERS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 286): DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 273): TREE PEOPLE (Elderberry, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 250): MYSTERIOUS (Mad Max, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 291): LOUD DRUNK of PARTY GEEKS (Berylstar, mgr.)
                               GREGORY GOYLE of SLYTHERIN HOUSE (Salazar Slytherin)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 285): CYRUS of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     The sages err'd not in their foretelling of a god descending upon CHAVEZ RAVINE, 
for I, Novgorodny Vir, have returned!  Nothing is certain in CHAVEZ RAVINE, with 
changing loyalties, changing Duelmasters.  Write this down:  new top team--SAND 
DANCERS.  Nothing works for a team like victory (How's that for a perceptive 
observation?) as CORPS can attest...  INSIGNIFICANCE had cause to celebrate, after 
RIOT ACT got 14 points by beating TSIRELL.  DONSTAN certainly had a baffled 
expression on his face, after losing to DRACO MALFOY and losing 28 points in the 
process!  LOUD DRUNK successfully staved off a grab for the roses by PELAK TEN ZORN 
of SAND DANCERS.  Does CHAVEZ RAVINE have no one talented enough to dethrone him?  
Word has it one team in CHAVEZ RAVINE is taking speech lessons to try to bore their 
opponent to death.  I'll bet it works.   
     My mother wished me to avoid conflict, and seek the gentle trade of Spyreporter. 
But warriors aren't supposed to avoid fights!  To quell some nasty rumors, the guys 
in SAND DANCERS are not carrying any incurable diseases.  No need to avoid 'em.  Like 
a pup with its tail between its legs, CORPS scurried away from SAND DANCERS.  Oh, the 
shame!   
     Like the wind whispering among the pines, do hearest I many disquieting rumors.  
Oh hard!  that to strike a flame, the match itself must needs be wasting!   
     Do not think spyreporting in CHAVEZ RAVINE is the highlight of my life.  As if 
buffeted by forces of nature beyond my control, I must take my leave of this place.  
Do not despair!  I shall return!-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DRACO MALFOY 3500            20  10  1   124       SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TILAEN TYL SANH 3098         25  22  0   110       SAND DANCERS (251)
-MAX FACTOR 3690              15   6  0   105       CORPS (346)
 DONSTAN 3061                 16  40  0    93       SAND DANCERS (251)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LORD TAYLOR 3731             12   4  0    92       CORPS (346)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PELAK TEN ZORN 3062          17  38  0    89       SAND DANCERS (251)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RIOT ACT 3477                 8   3  1    66       INSIGNIFICANCE (414)
-RETRIBUTION 2982              7   3  0    64       BROTHERHOOD (406)
 TSIRELL 3793                 17   8  1    60       SAND DANCERS (251)
-RAGING PYROTHAG 3320          4   3  0    59       GEMSTONE CREATIONS (434)
 ARM 3874                      5   2  1    57       CORPS (346)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PANSY PARKINSON 3814          9   8  0    52       SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)
-NO 3359                       8   4  0    49       NOPE (460)
-CRAZY MARY 3051              10   8  0    42       INSIGNIFICANCE (414)
 FATAL 3850                    4   0  0    36       INSIGNIFICANCE (414)

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)
 RONSEVAN 3866                 5   9  0    27       SAND DANCERS (251)
-ALEJANDRO PENA 3903           6   3  0    25       1988 DODGERS (435)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DUELMASTERS 3785              2   0  0    23       GAMES CRIP PLAYS (486)
-MIKE MARSHALL 3927            2   2  0    19       1988 DODGERS (435)
-DANCING FOOL 3385             1   2  0    19       PARTY GEEKS (431)
-IRON MAIDEN 3317              2   1  0    17       GEMSTONE CREATIONS (434)
-STINKMONKEY 3778              1   2  0    15       NOPE (460)
-POP! 3003                     1   0  1    14       BROTHERHOOD (406)
-KRAKEL 3002                   1   0  1    14       BROTHERHOOD (406)
 LUCIUS MALFOY 3882            1   7  0    14       SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)
-FNB 3004                      1   0  0    13       BROTHERHOOD (406)
-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   2  0     5       SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)
-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?
STREET SWEEPER 7       0  1 0   1                   ARM 3874              292 NONE    
STEVE SAX 3849         8  6 0 1988 DODGERS 435      TSIRELL 3793          291         
DIPLOMACY 3786         0  1 0 GAMES CRIP PLAYS 486  ARENAMASTER DERNAL 23 292 NONE    
SACRIFICE AGAIN 3938   0  1 0 INSIGNIFICANCE 414    CHANNA THE DANCER 24  292 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Arm -- Should I expect to meet your fellow, Leg? -- Ronsevan

Draco Malfoy -- (muttering)  Damned hotshot.... -- Pelak ten Zorn

Lord Taylor -- Very spiffy, no doubt, but I'm not EASY, you know. -- Donstan

Steve Sax -- You need rhythm to play the blues, boy. -- Tsirell

A standby always makes a pleasant change. -- Tilaen tyl Sanh

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

16 June 2004
                             Death Fest Begins July 29/DM 59 T-172

     "You drive a hard bargain Hammer," responded Lord Lian Ki Na-Sul, "but the 
Gladiatorial Commission has agreed to re-open DM 58 Delarq Tor as a Slow Arena 
exclusively for a period of six months to those Death Fest contestants who fight 
their stables at least 67 times out of a possible 75 during the 15 rounds of Death 
Fest; on the condition that at least 20 stables qualify for the Illis Iron Stable 
Award at the conclusion of the Death Fest and those qualifying managers send a New 
Stable to DM 58 Delarq Tor without Cannibalizing their participation in the other 
arenas where they have active stables!"
     Hammer felt a certain sense of satisfaction as he studied the ghoulish grin 
spreading across the face of Lord Lian Ki Na-Sul; proud Arena Master of the once 
dying Illis Arena, as the DM 59 Arena Authority signed the Gladiatorial Commission 
papers authenticating the arrangement agreed upon by the two parties presiding.
     "You and the Gladiatorial Commission also drive a hard bargain," Hammer replied 
as he reflected upon the prospects of Delarq Tor DM 58 being re-opened as a Slow 
Arena with at least 20 New Stables by the Managers who fight their stables at least 
67 times out of a possible 75 during the 15 rounds of Death Fest. "I also notice the 
clause that for Delarq Tor to be open Exclusively for 6 months to the New Stables 
managed by the Illis Iron Stable Award Winners that there must be at least 15 stables 
Active each cycle. That is a fair bargain for the opportunity to battle for the 
Duelmaster Throne each of those six months before Other New Stables are allowed to 
enter Delarq Tor."
     This was a Golden Opportunity for both Veteran and Newbie Managers to pave a new 
frontier of Delarq history by qualifying their Death Fest stables in DM 59 with 67 
fights out of a possible 75; then for the price of running a stable in a Regular 
Arena, continuing to be Active in DM 59 and sending a New Team Roll Up to be a part 
of "History in the Making" when Delarq Tor would re-open for its First Turn as a Slow 
Arena on November 3rd, 2005.
     Death Fest would conclude on T-186 August 25th, 2005 allowing the Illis Iron 
Stable Award Winners enough time to be registered with the Gladiatorial Commission; 
whereupon they would be able to submit a New Team Roll Up to the GC to start a New 
Stable in Delarq Tor; be able to fight those New Gladiators in the Rookies 2005 Fall 
Mailer Tourney; then begin competing for the DM 58 Duelmasters Throne in Delarq Tor 
right out of the gate with the November 3rd 2005 T-1 Debut Opening Round.
     Hammer of the First Part had also negotiated with Lord Na-Zul of the Second Part 
an agreement that All 10 Dark Arena Monsters and 17 NPCs Characters be re-named by 
the Top Ten Death Fest Finishers. [See DM 59 T-171 Newsletter Team Spotlight by 
Hammer for the complete listing of Dark Arena Monsters/NPCs and the Official Death 
Fest Designation for which Top Ten Finishers re-name which characters!]
     Lord Na-Sul could not hide his delight at the prospects of Death being re-
delivered to his once dying arena during the Delarq Death Fest; the DM 59 Arena 
Master agreed that these Death Fest Prizes were but a Small Exchange in Comparison to 
the Profits to be made by the local Illis business merchants and surrounding 
community from the Anticipated Influx into Illis by the Veteran and Newbie 
Managers/Gladiators/Stables seeking to make History in the Delarq Death Fest.
     Nor could Hammer conceal his jubilation regarding the Call Across Alistari being 
Answered to Cross Blades and Match Wits with the Devious, the Diabolical, the 
Dangerous and the Down Challenging who were being drawn to the Delarq Death Fest to 
Fulfill their Delarq Dueling Destiny!
     REMEMBER: Death Fest begins July 29th T-172 with 25 points being awarded to 
those who write a minimum 15 paragraph Team Spotlight [including Stable Name & 
Managerial Alias in the Storyline!] for the DM 59 T-172 Newsletter [So Make Sure HAL 
Does Not Eat any Lengthy Sentences that are Emailed without Proper Formatting; and 
the RSI Typist has Plenty of Time to Type Any Hand Written Spotlights; Lest Ye 
Discover 0 Points Awarded for a Missing or Incomplete T-172 Team Spotlight!]
     "May Your Blades Be Sharp and Your Wits Sharper!"  -- Hammer/Death Fest 
Host/Vendetta Cartel Captain; WordSmith and High Priest of the Crimson Ascension 
Family in DM 28

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SACRIFICE AGAIN was butchered by CHANNA THE DANCER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DIPLOMACY was butchered by ARENAMASTER DERNAL in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
GREGORY GOYLE was handily defeated by TILAEN TYL SANH in a 1 minute Challenge match.
DRACO MALFOY vanquished DONSTAN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title brawl.
DOBBY was overpowered by DUELMASTERS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
LOUD DRUNK devastated PELAK TEN ZORN in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
LORD TAYLOR bested HANVAL THE CLAW in a 1 minute bloody match.
TSIRELL was handily defeated by RIOT ACT in a 1 minute uneven fight.
ARM slaughtered STREET SWEEPER in a 1 minute uneven duel.
PANSY PARKINSON vanquished RONSEVAN in a 2 minute uneven fight.
FATAL vanquished LUCIUS MALFOY in a 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         LUNGING ATTACK    46 -  25 -  2      65  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY       13 -   9 -  1      59  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         WALL OF STEEL     18 -  15 -  0      55  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     13 -  13 -  1      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-LUNGE        9 -   9 -  0      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW        17 -  21 -  1      45  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -  15 -  1      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK    16 -  22 -  0      42  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -  18 -  1      28  |

Turn 292 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     AIMED BLOW         0 -  2         6  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  BASHING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   DRACO MALFOY 3500          20  10  1  124 SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)
WALL OF STEEL    TILAEN TYL SANH 3098       25  22  0  110 SAND DANCERS (251)
AIMED BLOW       TSIRELL 3793               17   8  1   60 SAND DANCERS (251)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    PANSY PARKINSON 3814        9   8  0   52 SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)
BASHING ATTACK   FATAL 3850                  4   0  0   36 INSIGNIFICANCE (414)
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 DRACO MALFOY 3500.  The ten other most popular fighters were LORD TAYLOR 3731, 
RIOT ACT 3477, PANSY PARKINSON 3814, TILAEN TYL SANH 3098, DUELMASTERS 3785, FATAL 
3850, DONSTAN 3061, DOBBY 3930, ARM 3874, and SACRIFICE AGAIN 3938.

The least popular fighter this week was LUCIUS MALFOY 3882.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were RONSEVAN 3866, TSIRELL 3793, PELAK TEN ZORN 3062, DIPLOMACY 
3786, SACRIFICE AGAIN 3938, ARM 3874, DOBBY 3930, DONSTAN 3061, FATAL 3850, and 
DUELMASTERS 3785.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

DRACO MALFOY (74-3500) SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)

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

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