DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/03/2005    Duedate: 02/16/2005

CHAVEZ RAVINE ARENA

DM-74    TURN-308

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

RAGING PYROTHAG
GEMSTONE CREATIONS (434)
(74-3320) [5-3-0,66]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

RAGING PYROTHAG                JAEN MARTOS
GEMSTONE CREATIONS (434)       HUNTERS & PREY (480)
(74-3320) [5-3-0,66]           (74-3630) [2-1-0,22]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

RONSEVAN                       CHESSARA
SAND DANCERS (251)             SAND DANCERS (251)
(74-3866) [8-22-0,46]          (74-3983) [1-0-0,7]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SAND DANCERS (251)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. HUNTERS & PREY (480)        48
2. INSIGNIFICANCE (414)        24      ARENA FELINES (461)
3. ARENA FELINES (461)          8      Unchartered Team
4. GEMSTONE CREATIONS (434)     7
5. FACING WORLDS (495)          0      HUNTERS & PREY (480)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*FACING WORLDS (495)        5   0  1  100   1/ 1 SAND DANCERS (251)        6  9 0
 2- 2*LORDS OF VIRTUE (494)      6   1  1 85.7   2/ 0*HUNTERS & PREY (480)      3  1 1
 3- 3 BROTHERHOOD (406)         18  10  3 64.3   3- 2*FACING WORLDS (495)       2  0 1
 4- 4 CORPS (346)              368 255 20 59.1   4/ 5 INSIGNIFICANCE (414)      2  3 0
 5/ 0 ARENA FELINES (461)       30  22  0 57.7   5- 3 BROTHERHOOD (406)         1  0 0
 6/ 5 INSIGNIFICANCE (414)      68  60  7 53.1   6/ 0 GEMSTONE CREATIONS (434)  1  0 0
 7- 6*RED STRIPE ALL-STA (489)  11  10  0 52.4   7- 4*LORDS OF VIRTUE (494)     1  1 1
 8/ 7 SAND DANCERS (251)       691 756 29 47.8   8- 6 CORPS (346)               0  2 0
 9/ 0 GEMSTONE CREATIONS (434)  12  14  0 46.2   9/ 0 ARENA FELINES (461)       0  1 0
10/ 0*HUNTERS & PREY (480)       4   6  1 40.0  10- 7*RED STRIPE ALL-STA (489)  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 334): MANO TIKI TIA of MYSTERY MACHINE (Edge, mgr.)
 DM  74 CHAVEZ RAVINE (turn 307): LOVE of LORDS OF VIRTUE (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 302): WOODY of SAND DANCERS (Lorana, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 289): BLONDE BILLIE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 265): KHORA THE SMALL of SAND DANCERS from LIN TIRIAN
                              (Rebina, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                       --------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 334): DIRTY SOUTH ( ! , mgr.)
 DM  74 CHAVEZ RAVINE (turn 307): SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 302): DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 289): GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 265): PARANOIA, etc. (Jekyll, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 333): CAPTAIN AWESOME of MARVELOUS BASTARDS ( ! , mgr.
 DM  74 CHAVEZ RAVINE (turn 306): RETRIBUTION of BROTHERHOOD (The Sandman, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 289): ONE-EYE TEO of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, Warriors of CHAVEZ RAVINE.  Allow this humble servant Novgorodny Vir 
to give you a respite from the fights in the form of this Spyreport.  Practice pays 
for TIRGU JIU, who pummelled TESSA TYL KAI, to pocket 17 points.  TESSA TYL KAI 
certainly had a baffled expression on hers face, after losing to TIRGU JIU and losing 
9 points in the process!  Can you believe it?  LOVE apparently has better things to 
do as CHAVEZ RAVINE's Duelmaster than show up and fight!  In CHAVEZ RAVINE, nothing 
is permanent (except Death), and we find ourselves a new Duelmaster, RAGING PYROTHAG. 
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.   
     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 
RONSEVAN 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!  Ask not for 
whom the sword slashes; it slashes for thee.   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  As the seasons change, and the creatures of the 
wild change also, so do I feel a yearning to leave this place.  CHAVEZ RAVINE, I 
leave you now.  The Duelmaster has agreed to foot my bill at The Crystal Wheel.  'Til 
next time-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAGING PYROTHAG 3320          5   3  0    66       GEMSTONE CREATIONS (434)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ARM 3874                      9   3  1    92       CORPS (346)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LOVE 3919                     5   1  1    77       LORDS OF VIRTUE (494)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GREEN DISEASE 3902            5   2  1    56       INSIGNIFICANCE (414)
 RONSEVAN 3866                 8  22  0    46       SAND DANCERS (251)
-DARTH DECLAWED 3420           7   3  0    46       ARENA FELINES (461)
-LOQUE 3953                    3   0  0    41       FACING WORLDS (495)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RIFF-RAFF 3825                4   2  0    40       RED STRIPE ALL-STARS (489)
-CAT STEVENS 3363              6   4  0    36       ARENA FELINES (461)
 KORBA KLEE 3963               4   3  0    34       SAND DANCERS (251)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SAND CAPPER 3362              5   5  0    30       ARENA FELINES (461)
-JAH RULE 3824                 2   2  0    30       RED STRIPE ALL-STARS (489)
-FEROCIOUS FELINE 3366         5   5  0    28       ARENA FELINES (461)
-MALAKAI 3964                  2   0  1    28       FACING WORLDS (495)
-PANAMA RED 3822               2   3  0    25       RED STRIPE ALL-STARS (489)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JAEN MARTOS 3630              2   1  0    22       HUNTERS & PREY (480)
 POLE CAT 3734                 1   1  0    18       ARENA FELINES (461)
 TIRGU JIU 3632                1   1  0    18       HUNTERS & PREY (480)
-IRON MAIDEN 3317              2   1  0    17       GEMSTONE CREATIONS (434)
 WARCLAW 3633                  1   1  1    17       HUNTERS & PREY (480)
-POP! 3003                     1   0  1    14       BROTHERHOOD (406)
-KRAKEL 3002                   1   0  1    14       BROTHERHOOD (406)
-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)
-MARY JANE 3826                2   1  0    11       RED STRIPE ALL-STARS (489)
-JUSTICE 3920                  1   0  0    10       LORDS OF VIRTUE (494)
 CHESSARA 3983                 1   0  0     7       SAND DANCERS (251)
 TESSA TYL KAI 3980            1   1  0     4       SAND DANCERS (251)
 GARMON CHANG 3979             1   1  0     4       SAND DANCERS (251)
 CAXIAS DO SUL 3631            0   2  0     2       HUNTERS & PREY (480)
-QAZ AQ ATYRAU 3634            0   1  0     1       HUNTERS & PREY (480)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
SHAMELESS BEGGAR 4     0  1 0   1                   WARCLAW 3633          308 NONE    
MICKEY 3982            0  1 0 INSIGNIFICANCE 414    TALL SHARO-SKA 21     308 NONE    
SILENT BOB 3981        0  1 0 INSIGNIFICANCE 414    KOLAS STONEATER 18    308 NONE    
JAEGO KLEE 3948        6  6 0 SAND DANCERS 251      LOVE 3919             306         
KINLO TEN ZORN 3961    2  4 0 SAND DANCERS 251      MALAKAI 3964          306         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Three-two against standbys.  Did anybody else FIGHT? -- the Sand Dancers

Love -- It happens. -- Ghost of Jaego Klee

So, I speak slightingly, very slightly slightingly, of a standby, and the next time,
one comes along and kills me?  I don't think this was good.  In fact, I think this
should not be allowed!  I want a rematch!  Somebody kill that damned Lalvo, and I'll
fight him in heck! -- Ghost of Kim Chi
P.S.  And the worst of it is that I was killed by a clumsy total parry.  The shame!

12 January 2005
On Jhans turn number 476 (due on Feb. 16, 2005) the Second Annual kLk St. Valentine's
Massacre Kill Contest will begin.  The rules are simple; the team with the most kills
on the last turn wins.  Last year's winner was Shocking Toad.  Can he repeat?  Could
DOOMcorps crush all challengers?  Will the kLk prevail?  Or will you be the
independent manager to show that alliances aren't all that?  Come on to Jhans and
let's find out!
     Prizes are:  1st.  Renaming of a Dark Arena monster and five roll-up
                        certificates or $25.00 deposited in your account.
                  2nd.  Renaming of a Stand-In monster.
     Come on and celebrate the Delarquan way!
                                                                   Azrael

15 January 2005
     BR 4 is upon us!  First turn is due on 1/29/05.  Many thanks to RSI for helping
supply a great prize for the winner and those who meet the 90% endurance criteria.
     Winning prize:  6 months free play, a +1 bonus potion, a limited damage potion,
a favorites knowledge potion, a minor stat-switch prize, and renaming a Dark Arena
creature.
     Endurance prizes:  a +1 bonus potion to all teams that fight 90% of the possible
fights during the contest.
     For details, visit Talcama's newletter or
http://www.geocities.com/assurnasir/br4
     To join, simply bring a team to DM 18, announce your entry in the personals, and
follow the very simple rule of not avoiding!

31 January 2005
     My fellow duelists I come before you bearing a sad and unfortunate message.
Several months ago our group, the Vendetta Cartel, had lost contact with one of our
friends.  Since he was in contact or correspondence on an almost daily basis there
was concern amongst us.  With some research two of our members discovered why contact
was lost with him.
     On November 10, 2004, Richard Hammes was taken from us in a senseless act of
violence during a robbery attempt at a friend's store where he sometimes worked.  He
was watching the store so his friend could go home to tend to his son who had taken
ill.  You may have known Rich as Abarsis, The Slaughter Priest ; richh10 on the RT;
or gameogre on the Duel2 messageboard.  You may not have known that he spent 13 years
serving the United States in the Navy.
     Rich dearly loved this game and all it encompassed.  He may not have been the
best or most experienced manager but he loved to interact with others and was quick
to offer advice whenever anyone asked for help.  He was always kind and gracious and
tried to strengthen our game, often by helping new players feel welcome or give them
a chance to compete.  With his prolific posting I know that I am simply speaking the
obvious about what he did for our game.  Many, like me, were drawn to him, perhaps
for his kind nature or his sense of humor, and it appears he lived his life as he
played this game.  Always willing to help or do right by others.
     I realize that he had many friends outside the VC so I will include the link to
the news story in case any of his other friends would like to know more of what
happened.  We're all dealt a hand in life but it's not the strength of the hand
you're dealt but rather how you play it that really matters.  Rich played his hand to
the very best of his human ability and for this I admire him greatly.  I know we all
choose to like or dislike managers but I believe deep down we are all good and
decent, in this game, and will drop party (alliance) lines and will show the proper
respect.
     http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20041112/news_7m12clerk.html
     Rich was taken from us all to soon and with so much left to offer the community
around him.  He spoke of a desire to run a contest on the Duel2 site which I hope to
uphold in his name.  Some of the people I have spoken with think it would be a nice
gesture to do one final good act in Rich's name, though it could never match what he
would've done within his community, for his community of San Diego.  I hope that with
this contest we might raise a little money to donate to an appropriate charity within
San Diego in his name.
     In conclusion I send a message to Rich:
     "Rich, though I'm sure you gathered this I never really told you how much I
admired you and what a friend I considered you.  I thank you for being my voice of
reason and always reminding me of why we both loved this game so much!  You have
taught me one final valuable lesson in learning more of you.  There are things far
more valuable in life than material possessions such as character and kindness.  That
nothing going on in your life means that you cannot find a way to be kind and giving
to others.  We always spoke of meeting someday and until we finally do know that you
will live on in with me and the rest of your brothers and sisters in the Cartel:
Master Darque, Kat, Bum, Sensei Jan, Maximillian, Hammer, Fizban, Firehawk, Phat
Phat.  You increased all of our enjoyment of this game, you were a true ambassador of
Duelmasters, and the game will not be quite the same without you.  A farewell battle
cry from the ZalCon:  'Confusion to our enemies'.  May your soul rest in peace, my
friend."
     Should anyone wish to correspond about Rich feel free to contact myself, or
anyone else within the Vendetta Cartel.
     Street Legal
     Jeff Bura
     The Death Squad(63) in Tobir or triumph1971@hotmail.com

31 January 2005
     Be it known throughout Alastari that Hammer is no longer a member of the
Vendetta Cartel alliance.
     A difference of opinion with another highly respected member of the VC due to my
recent vocal actions in DM 47 can only be resolved by my resignation from the VC as
of January 29, 2005.
     I leave of my own accord, in good standing with all members and with no hard
feelings towards anyone in the Vendetta Cartel.
     There was a time when I felt that my membership in the VC made the alliance
stronger.  I know that my resignation today makes the Vendetta Cartel a stronger
alliance with my absence. -- Hammer

1 February 2005
                           St. Valentine's Massacre update
My apologies, the Kill Contest starting on turn 476 in Jhans will run for 10 (ten)
turns ending on turn number 486.
                                                                   Azrael

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MICKEY was dealt death by TALL SHARO-SKA in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SILENT BOB was narrowly killed by KOLAS STONEATER in a 2 minute Dark Arena melee.
RAGING PYROTHAG overpowered RONSEVAN in a 1 minute mismatched Title duel.
GREEN DISEASE devastated KORBA KLEE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
POLE CAT was demolished by LALVO OF THE PEN in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
TIRGU JIU vanquished TESSA TYL KAI in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
WARCLAW executed SHAMELESS BEGGAR in a 1 minute gory mismatched brawl.
CAXIAS DO SUL was viciously subdued by CHESSARA in a 2 minute beginner's melee.
JAEN MARTOS vanquished GARMON CHANG in a 1 minute uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   0 -  1     100  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    18 -   8 -  3      69  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -   5 -  1      67  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   2 -  1      60  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -   5 -  0      58  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         AIMED BLOW         6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   7 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         WALL OF STEEL      5 -  12 -  1      29  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 308 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  RAGING PYROTHAG 3320        5   3  0   66 GEMSTONE CREATIONS (434)
AIMED BLOW       GREEN DISEASE 3902          5   2  1   56 INSIGNIFICANCE (414)
BASHING ATTACK   KORBA KLEE 3963             4   3  0   34 SAND DANCERS (251)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is RONSEVAN 3866.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was SILENT BOB 3981.  The ten other most popular fighters were CHESSARA 3983, MICKEY 
3982, RAGING PYROTHAG 3320, GREEN DISEASE 3902, CAXIAS DO SUL 3631, JAEN MARTOS 3630, 
TIRGU JIU 3632, WARCLAW 3633, RONSEVAN 3866, and KORBA KLEE 3963.

The least popular fighter this week was GARMON CHANG 3979.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were TESSA TYL KAI 3980, POLE CAT 3734, KORBA KLEE 3963, RONSEVAN 
3866, WARCLAW 3633, TIRGU JIU 3632, JAEN MARTOS 3630, CAXIAS DO SUL 3631, GREEN 
DISEASE 3902, and RAGING PYROTHAG 3320.

                 FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY XXXV

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SHARP 2739 (101-48-0)                  4  3  0         CORPS                
LOWLY WORM 56 (178-119-1)              2  3  0         SCARRY BEASTIES      
SANYO 2838 (72-31-0)                   0  5  0         CORPS                

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SCOURGE 2857 (37-25-1)                 3  3  0         DARK ANGELS          

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MAX FACTOR 3690 (26-8-0)               6  3  0         CORPS                
LORD TAYLOR 3731 (20-9-0)              2  3  0         CORPS                

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DIS-ENCHANT 2482 (8-0-0)               2  3  0         DIS-TEAM             
THE TICK 3788 (10-8-0)                 1  3  0         FORCE OF FIVE        
NOVICES 3334 (8-9-1)                   0  3  0         TC'S ARE US          

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
RETRIBUTION 2982 (14-6-1)              3  3  0         BROTHERHOOD          
PANSY PARKINSON 3814 (13-11-1)         1  3  0         SLYTHERIN HOUSE      

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
LOQUE 3953 (3-0-0)                     1  3  0         FACING WORLDS        

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DOBBY 3959 (1-0-0)                     3  3  1         SLYTHERIN HOUSE      
LUCIUS MALFOY 3946 (4-0-0)             2  3  0         SLYTHERIN HOUSE      
DEATH EATER 3939 (1-1-0)               0  3  0         SLYTHERIN HOUSE      

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
COACH 3977 (0-0-0)                     2  3  0  DEAD   CORPS                
ESTE LAUDER 3978 (0-0-0)               2  3  0         CORPS                
GARRISON 3976 (0-0-0)                  0  3  0         BATTLE CHASERS