DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/08/2004    Duedate: 07/21/2004

CHAVEZ RAVINE ARENA

DM-74    TURN-293

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MAX FACTOR
CORPS (346)
(74-3690) [16-6-0,113]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MAX FACTOR                     POSITION IS EMPTY
CORPS (346)                    
(74-3690) [16-6-0,113]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DONSTAN                        MAX FACTOR
SAND DANCERS (251)             CORPS (346)
(74-3061) [16-41-0,89]         (74-3690) [16-6-0,113]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

INSIGNIFICANCE (414)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CORPS (346)                 37
2. INSIGNIFICANCE (414)        26      CORPS (346)
3. SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)       19      Unchartered Team
4. BROTHERHOOD (406)            0
5. PARTY GEEKS (431)            0      VALENTINE NEEDS (38)

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/ 3 INSIGNIFICANCE (414)      6  2 0
 2- 2 1988 DODGERS (435)       119  73  2 62.0   2/ 2 CORPS (346)               6  4 1
 3- 3 BROTHERHOOD (406)         11   7  2 61.1   3/ 5 SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)     5  8 0
 4/ 4 CORPS (346)              360 247 20 59.3   4/ 1 SAND DANCERS (251)        5 10 1
 5/ 5 SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)    102  72  7 58.6   5- 8 PARTY GEEKS (431)         2  0 0
 6/ 6 INSIGNIFICANCE (414)      56  47  5 54.4   6- 7*GAMES CRIP PLAYS (486)    2  1 0
 7/ 7 SAND DANCERS (251)       658 715 28 47.9   7- 4 1988 DODGERS (435)        2  3 0
 8- 8 PARTY GEEKS (431)         61  69  2 46.9   8- 6 BROTHERHOOD (406)         1  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 319): DILYS TYL KOGAN of SAND DANCERS (Lani, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 292): DRACO MALFOY of SLYTHERIN HOUSE (Salazar Slytherin)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 287): RED MOSQUITO of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 274): ONE-EYE TEO of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 251): KHORA THE SMALL of SAND DANCERS from LIN TIRIAN
                              (Rebina, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                       --------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 319): SAND DANCERS (Lani, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 292): SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 287): DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 274): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 251): MYSTERIOUS (Mad Max, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 292): DRACO MALFOY of SLYTHERIN HOUSE (Salazar Slytherin)
                   (turn 291): LOUD DRUNK of PARTY GEEKS (Berylstar, mgr.)
                               GREGORY GOYLE of SLYTHERIN HOUSE (Salazar Slytherin)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 287): ESSINA TYL VERN of SAND DANCERS (Lorana, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, CHAVEZ RAVINE?  Ain't you never seen Snide 
Clemens before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Later days, SAND DANCERS, since 
INSIGNIFICANCE took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  PARTY GEEKS 
turned their 0-0-0 turn into a 5th place rank in the listings this turn.  Any better 
than this, and you get put on hit lists.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed to 
see DOBBY win a fight and gain 18 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, LORD TAYLOR beat 
DONSTAN and DONSTAN lost 4 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And if variety is the 
spice of life, CHAVEZ RAVINE may be getting bland, as DRACO MALFOY stays top dog in 
the city.  Kickbacks and bribes, kickbacks and bribes, how else do you think some of 
these guys win their fights?  Skill?  Ha!   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  
What's the big D?  SLYTHERIN HOUSE was the most avoided team?  Bunch of lily 
livered... grumble... mumble... curse...  And it looks like INSIGNIFICANCE avoided 
them the most this turn.  What a pack of would be losers, if you ask me.  Hmph.  
DONSTAN was challenged more times this turn than the Duelmaster.  Now was the DM 
insulted or feared?  Heh, heh.  I guess I can give a little credit to RIOT ACT of 
INSIGNIFICANCE for challenging up by 23 to PELAK TEN ZORN.  RIOT ACT won to get 88 
points of recognition.   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for CHAVEZ 
RAVINE's morgue.  More variety.  Titanium shields and bamboo daggers, guess what 
brave team is developing these kinds of weapons?   
     There's got to be a better place in CHAVEZ RAVINE to get a drink than The 
Crystal Wheel!  Any suggestions?  Well, I've had enough of this drivel, and I'm sure 
you have too.  Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  Paste this one in your 
scrapbooks, you'll need the kindling come this winter-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAX FACTOR 3690              16   6  0   113       CORPS (346)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LORD TAYLOR 3731             13   4  0   103       CORPS (346)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TILAEN TYL SANH 3098         25  23  0    98       SAND DANCERS (251)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PELAK TEN ZORN 3062          17  39  0    90       SAND DANCERS (251)
 DONSTAN 3061                 16  41  0    89       SAND DANCERS (251)
 RIOT ACT 3477                 9   3  1    88       INSIGNIFICANCE (414)
 ARM 3874                      6   2  1    67       CORPS (346)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TSIRELL 3793                 18   8  1    66       SAND DANCERS (251)
-RETRIBUTION 2982              7   3  0    64       BROTHERHOOD (406)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PANSY PARKINSON 3814          9   9  0    48       SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)
-CRAZY MARY 3051              10   8  0    42       INSIGNIFICANCE (414)
 FATAL 3850                    5   0  0    40       INSIGNIFICANCE (414)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JOHN SHELBY 3886              6   4  1    32       1988 DODGERS (435)
-ALEJANDRO PENA 3903           6   3  0    25       1988 DODGERS (435)
 RONSEVAN 3866                 5  10  0    25       SAND DANCERS (251)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DUELMASTERS 3785              2   0  0    23       GAMES CRIP PLAYS (486)
 DOBBY 3930                    2   2  0    23       SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)
-MIKE MARSHALL 3927            2   2  0    19       1988 DODGERS (435)
-DANCING FOOL 3385             1   2  0    19       PARTY GEEKS (431)
-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)
-SNAP 3001                     1   0  0    12       BROTHERHOOD (406)
-TIM BELCHER 3931              2   1  0     7       1988 DODGERS (435)
-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         
LUCKY STRIKE 3936      0  1 0 CORPS 346             MARHAN HAMHAND 22     293 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Gregory Goyle -- Those fans are nuts.  It should've been plain to them that you could
NOT do it. -- Tilaen tyl Sanh
P.S.  Unless "it" was "walk out of the arena under your own power" or something like
that.

Draco Malfoy -- You're a pushy little runt, aren't you? -- Donstan

Loud Drunk -- The "walks proudly from the arena" bit would have worked better if you
hadn't missed the exit by about three feet. -- Pelak ten Zorn

Riot Act -- (frowning)  I can't seem to read you. -- Tsirell

Pansy Parkinson -- My momma done tole me not to beat up girls.  Ouch. -- Ronsevan

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

LUCKY STRIKE was butchered by MARHAN HAMHAND in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
MAX FACTOR bested TILAEN TYL SANH in a 1 minute veteran's Challenge Title duel.
LORD TAYLOR demolished DONSTAN in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
RIOT ACT devastated PELAK TEN ZORN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
DRACO MALFOY overpowered CHANDAR LO in a 1 minute mismatched match.
ARM devastated PANSY PARKINSON in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
TSIRELL devastated DARSAL THE FALSE in a 1 minute mismatched match.
FATAL overcame RONSEVAN in a 1 minute fight.
DOBBY handily defeated LALVO OF THE PEN in a 1 minute uneven melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         LUNGING ATTACK    46 -  18 -  2      72  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY       12 -   8 -  1      60  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         WALL OF STEEL     16 -  16 -  0      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK    17 -  20 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     11 -  13 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   9 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         AIMED BLOW        13 -  20 -  1      39  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -  14 -  1      39  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -  15 -  1      32  |

Turn 293 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         1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   MAX FACTOR 3690            16   6  0  113 CORPS (346)
WALL OF STEEL    TILAEN TYL SANH 3098       25  23  0   98 SAND DANCERS (251)
AIMED BLOW       TSIRELL 3793               18   8  1   66 SAND DANCERS (251)
BASHING ATTACK   FATAL 3850                  5   0  0   40 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 MAX FACTOR 3690.  The ten other most popular fighters were FATAL 3850, LORD 
TAYLOR 3731, RIOT ACT 3477, TSIRELL 3793, DOBBY 3930, ARM 3874, LUCKY STRIKE 3936, 
TILAEN TYL SANH 3098, DONSTAN 3061, and PELAK TEN ZORN 3062.

The least popular fighter this week was RONSEVAN 3866.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were PANSY PARKINSON 3814, PELAK TEN ZORN 3062, DONSTAN 3061, TILAEN TYL 
SANH 3098, LUCKY STRIKE 3936, ARM 3874, DOBBY 3930, TSIRELL 3793, RIOT ACT 3477, and 
LORD TAYLOR 3731.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

TILAEN TYL SANH (74-3098) SAND DANCERS (251)

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

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