DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/15/2004    Duedate: 07/28/2004

JADE MOUNTAIN ARENA

DM-75    TURN-288

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

LINUS
SUNDAY COMICS (261)
(75-2836) [15-4-0,109]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

LINUS                          WONDERFUL
SUNDAY COMICS (261)            THAT'S US (271)
(75-2836) [15-4-0,109]         (75-3083) [5-1-1,99]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

WOODY                          WONDERFUL
SAND DANCERS (67)              THAT'S US (271)
(75-2503) [11-72-0,105]        (75-3083) [5-1-1,99]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THAT'S US (271)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. XANTH (156)                 38
2. MASTERS OF SIN (270)        38      DARK TOADS (240)
3. IN COLD BLOOD (215)         29      Unchartered Team
4. THAT'S US (271)             27
5. SAND DANCERS (67)           18      THAT'S US (271)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 DARK TOADS (240)         227 130  5 63.6   1/ 3*THAT'S US (271)           9  4 0
 2/ 3*THAT'S US (271)           17  11  1 60.7   2/ 2 FIFTH QUARTER (184)       8  6 0
 3/ 2 IN COLD BLOOD (215)       45  30  1 60.0   3/ 8 SUNDAY COMICS (261)       6  4 0
 4/ 0*MASTERS OF SIN (270)       3   2  0 60.0   4/ 1 DARK TOADS (240)          6  9 0
 5/ 4 SUNDAY COMICS (261)      119 104 12 53.4   5/ 6 IN COLD BLOOD (215)       5  3 0
 6/ 5 FIFTH QUARTER (184)       90  84  6 51.7   6/ 7 DREAM MASTERS (262)       4  6 1
 7/ 6 DREAM MASTERS (262)      225 247 22 47.7   7/ 9 XANTH (156)               4  6 0
 8/ 7 XANTH (156)              141 159  8 47.0   8/ 5 SAND DANCERS (67)         4 11 0
 9- 8 PARANOID ASYLUM (234)    104 121 11 46.2   9/ 0*MASTERS OF SIN (270)      3  2 0
10/ 9 SAND DANCERS (67)        553 858 16 39.2  10- 4 PARANOID ASYLUM (234)     3  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 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

     Greetings, warriors of JADE MOUNTAIN!  Once again I've been called out of 
retirement for my abilities and insights into Spyreporting.  Biff!  Pow!  JADE 
MOUNTAIN watched with glee as DARK TOADS got knocked off top spot by THAT'S US!  
Hmmmph!  I always thought PARANOID ASYLUM was an over-rated team and they proved it 
with a 0-0-0!  Up 'n down.  Up 'n down.  Rankings always change.  Up 'n down.  I 
think I'm gonna be...  Well, SUNDAY COMICS' 3rd moved them up to 3-2-0 place.  It 
seems so recently people were saying THAT'S US was washed up, finished.  But 4-0-0 
moved them up 2.  I guess they're washed no more...  What's with SALTY CROC ?  He 
actually beat SUNDAY COMICS' WOODSTOCK, and walked away with 27 more points from the 
fight.  Laughs were big at SAND DANCERS while they watched TABATAN clobber GYHARD.  
He lost 11 points and got bruised from objects thrown from the stands.  Har har har!  
Did RED MOSQUITO wimp out, or just get lazy?  Anyway, he's not Duelmaster anymore.  I 
can barely restrain my enthusiam for SUNDAY COMICS' outstanding member, Duelmaster 
LINUS.  Wouldn't it be nice to have live subjects to practice on?  I hear some team 
is looking into the uses of convicted prisoners.   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.  JADE 
MOUNTAIN thinks FIFTH QUARTER and their 90-84-6 is too much!  If at first you don't 
succeed, give up...  In my day, no team with a 88-82-6 would scare me off!  What's 
the problem, IN COLD BLOOD?  What do people see in WONDERFUL?  His 5-1-1?  THAT'S US 
ain't talkin', but he's got 99 points.  Maybe IN COLD BLOOD's BUSHMASTER is one of 
those beasts who likes pain, or something.  That's what it'll get next week, after 
challenging up 34 to ESSINA TYL VERN.  Who knows what was running through 
BUSHMASTER's head, but ESSINA TYL VERN rearranged it for it.  How soon will 
BUSHMASTER make a challenge like that again?  WONDERFUL didn't quite know what to 
make of a challenge he received from FRILLED DRAGON of IN COLD BLOOD, who is 24 
points below him.  FRILLED DRAGON perhaps got its just desserts, seeing as it lost to 
WONDERFUL and ended up with 71 recognition points.   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  Some people in JADE MOUNTAIN think IN COLD BLOOD 
was too harsh when they sent GECKO (2-0-0) to the Dark Arena.  Them's the breaks, I 
say.  Many a warrior has met his fate in a hungover stupor.  You young rapscallions, 
take note!   
     Who knows what the future holds for a warrior.  More fights, there's no doubt.  
The end of another Spyreport!  That's cause for celebration in my book!  Remember--a 
good fighter needs both good skills and good luck.  Until next time,-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LINUS 2836                   15   4  0   109       SUNDAY COMICS (261)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RED MOSQUITO 2794            13   7  1   125       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)
 ARDEN 3025                   14   8  0   106       DARK TOADS (240)
 WOODY 2503                   11  72  0   105       SAND DANCERS (67)
 P'JERIN 1972                 20   4  1   103       FIFTH QUARTER (184)
 WONDERFUL 3083                5   1  1    99       THAT'S US (271)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHUN WEI DO 2856              9   5  0    77       DREAM MASTERS (262)
 ARIA 3012                    13  11  0    71       DARK TOADS (240)
 FRILLED DRAGON 2329          11   4  0    71       IN COLD BLOOD (215)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BUSHMASTER 2327               8   9  0    65       IN COLD BLOOD (215)
 SALTY CROC  2662              6   3  1    62       IN COLD BLOOD (215)
 ANDY CAPP 2834               15   9  0    61       SUNDAY COMICS (261)
-YERIX 2782                    8   9  0    60       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)
 WITCH 3088                    3   3  0    57       THAT'S US (271)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOCKINGBIRD 3073              6   3  0    53       DARK TOADS (240)
 TABATAN 3040                 10   8  0    49       SAND DANCERS (67)
 WOODSTOCK 2833                7   7  0    38       SUNDAY COMICS (261)
 LYSTRA 2851                   4   6  0    36       DREAM MASTERS (262)
 VOLTO LEENI 3038              7  13  0    34       SAND DANCERS (67)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HARPY 3114                    2   0  0    33       XANTH (156)
 ALBANNON 3104                 3   0  0    30       FIFTH QUARTER (184)
 GYHARD 3102                   4   1  0    27       FIFTH QUARTER (184)
 SMASH 3115                    2   0  0    27       XANTH (156)
 WICKED 3098                   3   2  0    25       THAT'S US (271)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WORRIED 3086                  4   2  0    23       THAT'S US (271)
 HORNY TOAD 2783               3   2  0    23       IN COLD BLOOD (215)
-MONKEY KING 2904              4   6  0    18       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)
 TREENVA TARAL 3072            3   7  0    16       SAND DANCERS (67)
 SHADOW DANCER 2905            1   2  1    16       DREAM MASTERS (262)
-WANTON 3089                   2   2  0    14       THAT'S US (271)
 ANNE 3101                     2   3  0    13       DARK TOADS (240)
 SLOTH 3079                    1   0  0    13       MASTERS OF SIN (270)
 PRIDE 3077                    1   0  0    10       MASTERS OF SIN (270)
 GARFIELD 3124                 1   0  0    10       SUNDAY COMICS (261)
 WRATH 3081                    1   0  0     9       MASTERS OF SIN (270)
 OTAVAS 3103                   1   3  0     6       FIFTH QUARTER (184)
-THE CORINTHIAN 3100           1   2  0     5       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)
 VIC ZAMOR 3118                1   1  0     4       DREAM MASTERS (262)
 CRUNCH 3116                   0   2  0     2       XANTH (156)
 FAR SIDE 3121                 0   1  0     1       SUNDAY COMICS (261)
 LUST 3078                     0   1  0     1       MASTERS OF SIN (270)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
CITIZEN 3120           0  1 0 DARK TOADS 240        DAR-KOL BLACKBROWS 25 288 NONE    
RHAEVEN 3117           0  2 0 DREAM MASTERS 262     TREEMASTER 19         288 NONE    
ALBANNON 2059         11  8 2 FIFTH QUARTER 184     WONDERFUL 3083        285         
GECKO 2800             2  1 0 IN COLD BLOOD 215     STORMFALL 27          288 NONE    
CRAVING 3080           0  1 0 MASTERS OF SIN 270    JANG-KO BLACKHAND 20  288 NONE    
FIREFLY 3122           0  1 0 XANTH 156             JADE WARRIOR 26       288 NONE    
CAT-AS-TROPHY 3123     0  1 0 XANTH 156             DAR-KOL BLACKBROWS 25 288 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Essina Tyl Vern -- Congratulations!  I have to say, 64 FE should be enough for anyone
to graduate...well, almost anyone.  Enjoy the Isle! -- TigToad

Volto Leeni -- I notice that you are a bit less sophisticated than some of your
teammates.  Why do you think that is? -- Anne

Woody -- You're absolutely right.  If it is written down, it must be true.  I write
this down, you will live to graduate and Toads everywhere will celebrate.  At least
try to believe it. -- TigToad

Red Mosquito -- Ah well, it was worth a try.  Now, I get to avoid you instead of
challenging. -- Arden

P'Jerin -- Huh, if *I* had five quarters instead of the standard four, I bet *I*
could do that good, too! -- Woody

Gyhard -- I got a cramp in my leg, okay?  That could happen to anybody, and you can't
expect me to fight with a cramp in my leg! -- Volto Leeni

Al Bannon -- You're no gentleman! -- Treenva Taral
P.S.  Good thing I like that in a man....

Linus -- The blanket was a sneaky trick. -- Essina tyl Vern

Woodstock -- (frowning)  I didn't even SEE you until you knocked me down.  How did
you do that? -- Tabatan

Longsword? -- Essina the startled

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

12 July 2004
All Readers -- Due to the pressures resulting from preparing for and dealing with the
Face to Face, no spotlights will be written until it's over. -- the Scribe

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

RHAEVEN was butchered by TREEMASTER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
GECKO was murdered by STORMFALL in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
FIREFLY was slain by JADE WARRIOR in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Dark Arena duel.
CAT-AS-TROPHY was butchered by DAR-KOL BLACKBROWS in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena fight.
CRAVING was murdered by JANG-KO BLACKHAND in a 1 minute Dark Arena competition.
CITIZEN was butchered by DAR-KOL BLACKBROWS in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
SALTY CROC  overpowered WOODSTOCK in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge struggle.
ARDEN handily defeated WOODY in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
BUSHMASTER was vanquished by ESSINA TYL VERN in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
FRILLED DRAGON was viciously subdued by WONDERFUL in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
ANNE was overpowered by LYSTRA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
SHADOW DANCER was overcome by ALBANNON in a 2 minute novice's Challenge bout.
CRUNCH was demolished by WORRIED in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge match.
SMASH handily defeated TREENVA TARAL in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
HARPY demolished VOLTO LEENI in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge brawl.
LINUS handily defeated ARIA in a 1 minute one-sided Title conflict.
P'JERIN unbelievably bested CHUN WEI DO in a crowd pleasing 3 minute gruesome bout.
MOCKINGBIRD slimly lost to ANDY CAPP in a unpopular 15 minute bout.
GYHARD was devastated by TABATAN in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
WITCH savagely defeated SHIZARAN BLACKHEART in a 2 minute brutal match.
WICKED overpowered VIC ZAMOR in a 1 minute bloody one-sided match.
OTAVAS was bested by PRIDE in a 1 minute gory novice's contest.
HORNY TOAD vanquished FAR SIDE in a 1 minute one-sided match.
WRATH overcame LIGHTFINGER LU in a 1 minute beginner's duel.
SLOTH devastated GUARDSMAN TAN in a 3 minute one-sided bout.
LUST was overpowered by GARFIELD 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|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   8         PARRY-STRIKE      11 -   4 -  0      73  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   6         TOTAL PARRY       21 -  10 -  0      68  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         BASHING ATTACK    17 -  14 -  0      55  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         LUNGING ATTACK    19 -  16 -  0      54  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   8 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         STRIKING ATTACK   19 -  22 -  4      46  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     12 -  16 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -  12 -  0      37  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         AIMED BLOW         3 -  11 -  0      21  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         WALL OF STEEL      4 -  16 -  0      20  |

Turn 288 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:

TOTAL PARRY        4 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  4         3  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     6 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  4         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1     AIMED BLOW         0 -  2         2  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  3         2  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  2                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     3 -  3                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   LINUS 2836                 15   4  0  109 SUNDAY COMICS (261)
SLASHING ATTACK  ARDEN 3025                 14   8  0  106 DARK TOADS (240)
TOTAL PARRY      P'JERIN 1972               20   4  1  103 FIFTH QUARTER (184)
STRIKING ATTACK  WONDERFUL 3083              5   1  1   99 THAT'S US (271)
PARRY-LUNGE      ARIA 3012                  13  11  0   71 DARK TOADS (240)
WALL OF STEEL    FRILLED DRAGON 2329        11   4  0   71 IN COLD BLOOD (215)
BASHING ATTACK   TABATAN 3040               10   8  0   49 SAND DANCERS (67)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is WOODY 2503.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
WONDERFUL 3083.  The ten other most popular fighters were CHUN WEI DO 2856, FIREFLY 
3122, WITCH 3088, SALTY CROC  2662, ALBANNON 3104, P'JERIN 1972, PRIDE 3077, WRATH 
3081, FRILLED DRAGON 2329, and LYSTRA 2851.

The least popular fighter this week was ANDY CAPP 2834.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were LUST 3078, SLOTH 3079, FAR SIDE 3121, OTAVAS 3103, VIC ZAMOR 3118, 
GYHARD 3102, MOCKINGBIRD 3073, ARIA 3012, VOLTO LEENI 3038, and TREENVA TARAL 3072.

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

ESSINA TYL VERN (75-2694) SAND DANCERS (67)