DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/20/2004    Duedate: 06/02/2004

JADE MOUNTAIN ARENA

DM-75    TURN-284

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CYRUS
DARK TOADS (240)
(75-3022) [14-5-0,111]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CYRUS                          WITCH
DARK TOADS (240)               THAT'S US (271)
(75-3022) [14-5-0,111]         (75-3088) [2-0-0,57]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ESSINA TYL VERN                RED MOSQUITO
SAND DANCERS (67)              PARANOID ASYLUM (234)
(75-2694) [18-43-1,98]         (75-2794) [10-7-1,90]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARK TOADS (240)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THAT'S US (271)             60
2. DARK TOADS (240)            37      DARK TOADS (240)
3. FIFTH QUARTER (184)         27      Unchartered Team
4. PARANOID ASYLUM (234)        3
5. I AM SAM (267)               0      THAT'S US (271)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2*THAT'S US (271)            7   3  0 70.0   1/ 1 DARK TOADS (240)         10  5 0
 2/ 1 DARK TOADS (240)         217 120  5 64.4   2/ 3*THAT'S US (271)           7  3 0
 3/ 0 FIFTH QUARTER (184)       80  75  6 51.6   3/ 2 SAND DANCERS (67)         5 10 0
 4- 3 LEGALESE (253)           119 119  6 50.0   4/ 0 FIFTH QUARTER (184)       3  2 0
 5- 4*I AM SAM (267)             9  10  1 47.4   5/ 6 PARANOID ASYLUM (234)     3  5 0
 6/ 5 PARANOID ASYLUM (234)     99 114 11 46.5   6- 5*I AM SAM (267)            2  2 1
 7/ 6 SAND DANCERS (67)        547 844 16 39.3   7- 4 LEGALESE (253)            2  4 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 315): WHATCHAMACALLIT of BUENO FER NADA (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 288): SETZER GABBIANI of THE FINAL FANTASY (Kefka, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 283): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 270): ONE-EYE TEO of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 246): DEANJLI TYL RHU of SAND DANCERS from SIMTAKKA (Rebina)

                                      Top Teams
                                       --------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 315): SAND DANCERS (Lani, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 288): THE FINAL FANTASY (Kefka, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 283): DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 270): TREE PEOPLE (Elderberry, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 246): OVERLORDS, etc. (The Icelord, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 314): JEANINE of TOO GOOD FOR ME (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 288): SETZER GABBIANI of THE FINAL FANTASY (Kefka, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 269): BLANK of TREE PEOPLE (Elderberry, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Thankyouthankyou.  It's great for me, The Unknown Spymaster to be back in JADE 
MOUNTAIN.  Hope you enjoy the show.  Oh, who am I kidding?  I already got paid!  Hey 
everybody, watch out for WONDERFUL, who flew up 20 points in the rankings after 
mashing TABATAN like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  Ya know, some days it 
doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  TABATAN was bested by WONDERFUL and drops 17 
points.  In front of all the crowds, CYRUS took the Duelmaster's crown for his own.  
I give the bum two weeks.  Can you believe they are paying me 10 gold to deliver this 
stuff?   
     Here is other news that is of note.  Here's a song for you:  Who's afraid of the 
big, bad PARANOID ASYLUM?  Big bad PARANOID ASYLUM.  Big bad PARANOID ASYLUM.  JADE 
MOUNTAIN's afraid of the big bad PARANOID ASYLUM.  Tra la la la la!  And you guys 
like to boo me?  Well, unsling your rasberries, cause DARK TOADS beats feet every 
time PARANOID ASYLUM smiles at them.  Try farming, eh?  Well dang howdy, but if 
challenges were votes, TABATAN would be president.  Although it may be a contest he 
doesn't want to win.  In a touching display by a 'touched' warrior, ARDEN went after 
ESSINA TYL VERN, who was higher by 23 points.  Well, when the dust settled, ARDEN 
beat ESSINA TYL VERN.   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  Here's some advice:  warriors 
with little wit and will may encounter problems on the trail to the Isle.   
     Well, there's the manager of the JADE MOUNTAIN giving me the 'cut' sign (or is 
that 'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  Well, there goes another Spy 
Report.  Good luck in next week's fights.  See ya next time I'm on this circuit!-- 
The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CYRUS 3022                   14   5  0   111       DARK TOADS (240)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ARDEN 3025                   12   6  0   105       DARK TOADS (240)
 WOODY 2503                   11  68  0   101       SAND DANCERS (67)
 ESSINA TYL VERN 2694         18  43  1    98       SAND DANCERS (67)
 P'JERIN 1972                 17   3  1    98       FIFTH QUARTER (184)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RED MOSQUITO 2794            10   7  1    90       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YERIX 2782                    7   7  0    71       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GEREK 2181                    4   0  1    60       FIFTH QUARTER (184)
 ARIA 3012                    11   9  0    57       DARK TOADS (240)
 WITCH 3088                    2   0  0    57       THAT'S US (271)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DISMISSED 2 3024              7   7  2    52       LEGALESE (253)
-SAMSARA 3055                  4   0  0    52       I AM SAM (267)
 MOCKINGBIRD 3073              4   1  0    51       DARK TOADS (240)
 WONDERFUL 3083                1   1  0    51       THAT'S US (271)
 ALBANNON 2059                11   7  2    42       FIFTH QUARTER (184)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TABATAN 3040                  8   6  0    30       SAND DANCERS (67)
-SAMOSET 3043                  2   1  0    29       I AM SAM (267)
-SAMICH 3046                   1   0  1    28       I AM SAM (267)
-WRIT OF MANDAMUS 2940         5  12  0    27       LEGALESE (253)
 VOLTO LEENI 3038              5  11  0    26       SAND DANCERS (67)
 WORRIED 3086                  2   0  0    24       THAT'S US (271)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-IRRELEVANT 3034               5   8  0    23       LEGALESE (253)
 WICKED 3098                   1   0  0    20       THAT'S US (271)
 TREENVA TARAL 3072            2   4  0    18       SAND DANCERS (67)
 MONKEY KING 2904              4   5  0    17       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)
 GYHARD 3102                   1   0  0    10       FIFTH QUARTER (184)
-SAMARIUM 3071                 0   1  0     7       I AM SAM (267)
 WANTON 3089                   1   1  0     4       THAT'S US (271)
 ANNE 3101                     0   1  0     1       DARK TOADS (240)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
THORIN 2194            0  2 0 FIFTH QUARTER 184     STONEWALKER 18        284 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Hey now, the Toads have turned.  Now it is the Sand Dancers that find themselves 
bickering over who gets to sit on the throne.  I really think that Essina should let 
Woody have it.  He's been around longer. -- TigToad

Woody -- Input error?  Really?  How long has this been going on? -- Harold

Essina tyl Vern -- Love?  You hadn't even agreed to my dinner proposal yet... -- 
Arden

I am Sam -- Welcome to Jade Mountain!  If you need anything, let me know. -- TigToad

That's Us -- Welcome back, Zalgor, you need to pick a team and stick with it, eh? --
TigToad

Arden -- The very person I wanted to see!  I was sitting around thinking the other 
day (I do things like that sometimes, yeah, I know it's crazy), and I wondered if you 
were named after the forest?  Or, of course, vice versa. -- Essina tyl Vern

Cyrus -- I... won?  This is totally amazing! -- Woody

Aria -- What's a cute girl like you doing in a place like this, eh? -- Tabatan

Yerix -- You're not a toad!  I was expecting nothing but toads.  Darn.  Back to the 
old drawing board.... -- Volto Leeni

Worried -- Not as much as I am. -- Treenva Taral

Arden -- Dinner at the Twisted Oak is a splendid idea. -- Essina tyl Vern

6 May 2004
                                     DEATH FEST

     The ferocious ghosts of former glories whispered across the wind swept sands of
DM 59; agonizing incessantly due to the diminutive demise of the Delarq arena known
as Illis.
     Tattered banners and forgotten memories wailed in the wind for a dynamic death
march to dawn once more upon the blood stained sands of the Delarq slow arena.
     The distant call crying for  a declaration of restoration amidst the ruin of the
all but forgotten Delarq arena carried to the far corners of Alastari; drawing the
Devious, the Diabolical, the Dangerous and the Down Challenging to cross blades and
wage warfare among an assemblage of new stables managed by the Known and Unknown;
willing to spill fresh blood, while carving their destiny during 15 Rounds of contest
driven combat to be known as the "Illis Incredibly Diabolical Delarq Death Fest".
     A lone cloaked figure huddled by lamplight in a remote outpost near the
crossroads of ElseWhere and ElseWhen; feverishly formulating the foundational
framework for the dawning of the Delarq Death Fest in DM 59, complete with
Gladiatorial Commission sanctioned prizes to promote the growing thirst for a Delarq
Slow Arena Death Festival.

     Delarq Death Fest Opening Round debuts the first turn immediately following the
Summer 2004 F2F Tourney and continues through the completion of 15 consecutive
rounds.
     Death Fest points are Won or Lost ONLY in the DM 59 Delarq Slow Arena [Tourneys
DO NOT Add or Subtract from the Death Fest Point Scoring System]:

Death Fest Scoring Format:
Win =3D +2 pts
Loss =3D -1 pt
Kill =3D +5 pts [in addition to +2 pts for Win]
Death =3D -3 pts [in addition to 1 pt for Loss]
Dark Arena Kill =3D +10 pts [in addition to +2 pts for Win]
Dark Arena Death =3D -5 pts [in addition to 1 pt for Loss]
Revenged Blood Feud =3D +5 pts [successful Revenged Blood Feud provides Death Fest
contestants the opportunity to cancel out 3 pts for Death and 1 pt for Loss; while
gaining +1 pt overall for the Revenged Blood Feud in addition to the +2 pts for Win]

    DEATH FEST PRIZES will be awarded to the Top Ten Death Fest Stables on the basis
of Total Points*** accumulated during the 15 rounds of competition as follows:

1.  Favorite Weapon Knowledge for 1 (one) warrior ranked Initiate or higher on the
Final Round to be revealed by RSI to each of the Top Ten Death Fest Stables
2.  Renaming of Dark Arena Monsters and NPCs [yet to be determined according to how
many DA Monsters and NPCs are available in DM 59 for Renaming]
3.  The Top Five Death Fest Stables will receive New Team Rollup Certificates as
follows:  1st (10), 2nd (8), 3rd (6), 4th (4) and 5th (2)
4.  Renaming Illis Arena for 6 months plus Receiving 6 months Free Play courtesy of
RSI will be awarded to the manager of the 1st Place Death Fest Stable
5.  Discussions are underway regarding a possible Special Award granted to the Illis
Iron Stable qualifiers who compete in 67 of a possible 75 fights during the course of
the 15 consecutive rounds of the Death Fest [Key Factor is How Many (?) stables will
be competing in the Death Fest without drawing away participation by current managers
in the remaining slow arenas!]  Therefore, it is important for all managers entering
stables in DM 59 for the upcoming Death Fest to contact RSI as soon as possible
regarding their participation in this contest so that a Final Ruling on the proposed
Illis Iron Stable Award can be issued by RSI.

***TieBreaker is determined on the Final Round by the DM 59 Newsletter Recognition
Rankings.  The stable with the Highest Ranked Active Gladiator is granted the
decision.  [Example: Warrior A and Warrior B are both listed in the Recognition
Rankings with 87 pts; however, because Warrior A is listed in the Recognition
Rankings ahead of Warrior B, then Warrior A is granted the TieBreaker Decision for
His/Her stable!]

     Opening Round Team Spotlight Bonus [minimum 15 paragraphs!]  Each Delarq Death
Fest competitor who writes a Team Spotlight featuring their Stable (Name) and
Managerial Alias [Gladiatorial Names Optional] in regards to competing in the Delarq
Death Fest will receive 25 pts added to His/Her opening round score.
     Illis Iron Stable Bonus [in addition to the proposed award awaiting RSI
approval!]  Any manager whose stable competes in at least 67 of the possible 75
fights during the 15 rounds of Death Fest receives 25 points added to His/Her final
overall score [this allows each stable the cushion of missing one round of
competition; plus up to 3 additional fights due to waiting for replacement rollups
from Deaths suffered either in Tourneys or during the Death Fest contest in DM 59
over the course of 15 rounds of competition!]

Delarq Death Fest
Hosted by Hammer
[Who Else?]

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

THORIN was viciously butchered by STONEWALKER in a 6 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
CYRUS vanquished WOODY in a exciting 2 minute gory uneven Challenge Title battle.
ARDEN vanquished ESSINA TYL VERN in a popular 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
YERIX defeated ARIA in a crowd pleasing 1 minute bloody Challenge match.
WONDERFUL vanquished TABATAN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
WORRIED luckily beat MONKEY KING in a 2 minute bloody Challenge brawl.
WANTON was overpowered by TREENVA TARAL in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
P'JERIN unbelievably bested RED MOSQUITO in a action packed 5 minute expert's fight.
MOCKINGBIRD defeated ALBANNON in a popular 1 minute beginner vs. veteran upset match.
GEREK demolished SHIZARAN BLACKHEART in a 1 minute bloody mismatched match.
WITCH devastated VOLTO LEENI in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
WICKED devastated TALK-TO-DEATH in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
ANNE was handily defeated by GYHARD 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|
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         TOTAL PARRY       19 -   4 -  0      83  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-STRIKE       9 -   2 -  0      82  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -   7 -  0      61  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         BASHING ATTACK    11 -   8 -  0      58  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL     14 -  14 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         LUNGING ATTACK    14 -  15 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -  14 -  3      42  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -  10 -  0      33  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         AIMED BLOW         8 -  16 -  0      33  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -  12 -  0      29  |

Turn 284 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-STRIKE       2 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  2         3  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  2         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  1     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  2         1  WALL OF STEEL  
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  2     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-STRIKE     CYRUS 3022                 14   5  0  111 DARK TOADS (240)
SLASHING ATTACK  ARDEN 3025                 12   6  0  105 DARK TOADS (240)
TOTAL PARRY      P'JERIN 1972               17   3  1   98 FIFTH QUARTER (184)
STRIKING ATTACK  RED MOSQUITO 2794          10   7  1   90 PARANOID ASYLUM (234)
BASHING ATTACK   GEREK 2181                  4   0  1   60 FIFTH QUARTER (184)
PARRY-LUNGE      ARIA 3012                  11   9  0   57 DARK TOADS (240)
LUNGING ATTACK   WITCH 3088                  2   0  0   57 THAT'S US (271)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ESSINA TYL VERN 2694.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was RED MOSQUITO 2794.  The ten other most popular fighters were CYRUS 3022, 
ARDEN 3025, YERIX 2782, TREENVA TARAL 3072, MONKEY KING 2904, GEREK 2181, WITCH 3088, 
WONDERFUL 3083, P'JERIN 1972, and MOCKINGBIRD 3073.

The least popular fighter this week was THORIN 2194.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ANNE 3101, VOLTO LEENI 3038, WORRIED 3086, WOODY 2503, WANTON 3089, 
TABATAN 3040, ARIA 3012, ESSINA TYL VERN 2694, GYHARD 3102, and WICKED 3098.