DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/12/2005    Duedate: 05/25/2005

CHAVEZ RAVINE ARENA

DM-74    TURN-314

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

RONSEVAN
SAND DANCERS (251)
(74-3866) [12-24-0,80]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

RONSEVAN                       POSITION IS EMPTY
SAND DANCERS (251)             
(74-3866) [12-24-0,80]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

RONSEVAN                       HONDA
SAND DANCERS (251)             CORPS (346)
(74-3866) [12-24-0,80]         (74-3996) [1-1-1,15]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SAND DANCERS (251)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SAND DANCERS (251)          24
2. CORPS (346)                 12      FORCE OF FIVE (470)
3. GEMSTONE CREATIONS (434)    10      Unchartered Team
4. FORCE OF FIVE (470)          2
5. STONED (498)                 0      STRESS FACTOR (153)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 2*STONED (498)              16   4  1 80.0   1/ 2 SAND DANCERS (251)        8  5 0
 2/ 0 FORCE OF FIVE (470)       99  67 13 59.6   2- 1*STONED (498)              4  1 1
 3/ 3 CORPS (346)              371 262 21 58.6   3/ 3 GEMSTONE CREATIONS (434)  3  2 0
 4/ 4 GEMSTONE CREATIONS (434)  20  16  0 55.6   4/ 5 CORPS (346)               3  4 1
 5/ 5 SAND DANCERS (251)       705 770 29 47.8   5/ 0 FORCE OF FIVE (470)       2  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 341): TEBAS TEN KOGAN of SAND DANCERS (Lani, mgr.)
 DM  74 CHAVEZ RAVINE (turn 313): RONSEVAN of SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 309): SAMARIUM of I AM SAM (The Sandman, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 296): TERMINOTTER III of WILD KINGDOM (The Dark One, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 272): KHORA THE SMALL of SAND DANCERS from LIN TIRIAN
                              (Rebina, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                       --------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 341): SAND DANCERS (Lani, mgr.)
 DM  74 CHAVEZ RAVINE (turn 313): SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 309): DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 296): HUNTERS (?, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 272): THAT'S US, etc. (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 340): DIAMOND ICEBLADE of BLOOD WIZARDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 309): ARIA of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     A standby?  Does nobody CARE who has the title of Best Professional Duelist of
Daiyla Kiv?  This is so embarrassing, and to be honest, my presence in this position
is so accidental and meaningless....

                                       Ronsevan

                                      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, STONED, since SAND 
DANCERS took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  Of course, we're 
all terribly impressed to see CHESSARA win a fight and gain 19 points, terribly.  
Tsk, tsk, CHESSARA beat SAM THE SLUG and SAM THE SLUG lost 13 points.  You're 
breakin' my heart.  And if variety is the spice of life, CHAVEZ RAVINE may be getting 
bland, as RONSEVAN stays top dog in the city.  The Crystal Wheel, humph!  I've tasted 
better ale at mortuaries.  Where do they get this stuff?  From CHAVEZ RAVINE's trash 
dumps?   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  Gee, CORPS, ain't it past due for sending ARM Dark 
Arena?  What took ol' '9-4-1' so long?  Hope?  Ha ha aha ha!  Now hey, I like to see 
a death as much as the next guy, but hey CORPS, whyja send ARM to the Dark Arena, 
look at his record, huh?  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only shines through 
use.  Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Phlllt!  Just had to do that before 
I leave the fine city of CHAVEZ RAVINE.  I feel much better now.  I see the crowds 
are getting restless, I must leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RONSEVAN 3866                12  24  0    80       SAND DANCERS (251)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RAGING PYROTHAG 3320          9   3  0   109       GEMSTONE CREATIONS (434)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-THE TICK 3788                10   8  0    77       FORCE OF FIVE (470)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHESSARA 3983                 5   2  0    54       SAND DANCERS (251)
-MIDNIGHT RAMBLER 3984         4   0  0    41       STONED (498)
 SAM THE SLUG 3909             4   1  0    39       FORCE OF FIVE (470)
 JELLO BOY 3906                5   0  0    37       FORCE OF FIVE (470)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SYMPATHETIC DEVIL 3985        3   1  1    33       STONED (498)
 SUM OF ALL MEN 3869           4   3  0    31       FORCE OF FIVE (470)
-STREET FIGHTING MAN 3988      4   0  0    28       STONED (498)
 IRON MAIDEN 3317              4   2  0    27       GEMSTONE CREATIONS (434)
 KORBA KLEE 3963               6   7  0    26       SAND DANCERS (251)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TOOTHLESSBEARDEDHAG 3987      3   1  0    23       STONED (498)
 ICE TITAN 3318                5   3  0    21       GEMSTONE CREATIONS (434)
 GARMON CHANG 3979             3   5  0    17       SAND DANCERS (251)
 HONDA 3996                    1   1  1    15       CORPS (346)
 HEINZ 3997                    1   0  0    13       CORPS (346)
-BROWN SUGAR 3986              2   2  0     8       STONED (498)
 BUDWEISER 3994                1   0  0     8       CORPS (346)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
ARM 3874               9  5 1 CORPS 346             STENRO BLACKBROWS 20  314 NONE    
MILLER 3993            0  1 0 CORPS 346             STENRO BLACKBROWS 20  314 NONE    
TESSA TYL KAI 3980     3  3 0 SAND DANCERS 251      SYMPATHETIC DEVI 3985 312         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Iron Maiden -- Shouldn't you be a woman?  I was so upset when you weren't that I fear
I was...severe.  Good thing you quit when you did.  I would probably have dis-armed
you, otherwise. -- Chessara

It is so tedious when the standbys "lacks the deftness to use his weapon," or
something similar.  The only redeeming grace is that he lost.  To have been defeated
by such an inept would have been...not good. -- Garmon Chang
P.S.  And could such a clumsy-handed scribe have succeeded in a life of white-collar
crime?
P.P.S.  Oh, right.  Of course.  He didn't succeed, and that's why he was in the
arena....

Ice Titan -- It's the wrong weather for you, isn't it?  Not that I'm complaining. --
Korba Klee

20 April 2005
I have returned after a five-year absence.  I expect all tithes, gifts and bequeaths
to resume as normal. -- Magic Man

4 May 2005
Several questions have been asked about Slaughter's Challenge that I'd like to
address and clarify.
     1)  All Prizes must be used on the contest team, this includes the resurrection.
         Remember any fast arena team should be able to transfer to a slow arena
         (except for arena 82, I believe).
     2)  Warriors will be allowed to fight and run in the dead tourney, should there
         be one, and return if an opening can be made without breaking the rules
         (i.e. only one DA fight allowed per team).
     3)  If you win your single DA match you do not get another.  It's one use of the
         Dark Arena win or lose so if you want him/her/it dead be sure and throw the
         match!
     4)  The resurrection potion's longevity has been extended by the commission to 6
         months but the other potions (favorites, and +1 bonus) must still be used
         within 2 turns and on a 5 FE or higher warrior.  The resurrection can go on
         any warrior regardless of FE.
Street Legal

P.S.  My thanks to those already entered (Hammer, The Consortium, Tripwire, Stik, and
Shaman) and hope many more find a reason to come to arena 54.  Again, my email is
triumph1971@hotmail.com or you can diplo me in arena 14 at THE DEATH SQUAD (63) if
you need more info!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ARM was butchered by STENRO BLACKBROWS in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
MILLER was dealt death by STENRO BLACKBROWS in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
RONSEVAN subdued MADAME U-TANA in a popular 1 minute veteran's Title melee.
CHESSARA viciously subdued SAM THE SLUG in a crowd pleasing 3 minute gory brawl.
JELLO BOY defeated KORBA KLEE in a 2 minute match.
ICE TITAN unbelievably bested HONDA in a action packed 6 minute gory brawl.
IRON MAIDEN bested GARMON CHANG in a 1 minute match.
SUM OF ALL MEN devastated LALVO OF THE PEN in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
BUDWEISER overcame CRINGING CUTPURSE in a 1 minute beginner's melee.
HEINZ vanquished RORNIS THE DARK in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         LUNGING ATTACK    20 -   9 -  3      69  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL     16 -   8 -  1      67  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -   6 -  2      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK   15 -  10 -  1      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         TOTAL PARRY        2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   5 -  0      38  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   7 -  0      36  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         AIMED BLOW         5 -   9 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   4 -  0      20  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 314 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  CHESSARA 3983               5   2  0   54 SAND DANCERS (251)
TOTAL PARRY      SAM THE SLUG 3909           4   1  0   39 FORCE OF FIVE (470)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    JELLO BOY 3906              5   0  0   37 FORCE OF FIVE (470)
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 HONDA 3996.  The ten other most popular fighters were CHESSARA 3983, KORBA KLEE 
3963, SUM OF ALL MEN 3869, MILLER 3993, RONSEVAN 3866, JELLO BOY 3906, IRON MAIDEN 
3317, BUDWEISER 3994, SAM THE SLUG 3909, and HEINZ 3997.

The least popular fighter this week was GARMON CHANG 3979.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were ICE TITAN 3318, ARM 3874, HEINZ 3997, SAM THE SLUG 3909, 
BUDWEISER 3994, IRON MAIDEN 3317, JELLO BOY 3906, RONSEVAN 3866, MILLER 3993, and SUM 
OF ALL MEN 3869.