DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/27/2005    Duedate: 02/09/2005

JADE MOUNTAIN ARENA

DM-75    TURN-302

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

WOODY
SAND DANCERS (67)
(75-2503) [12-85-0,121]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

WOODY                          WRATH
SAND DANCERS (67)              MASTERS OF SIN (270)
(75-2503) [12-85-0,121]        (75-3081) [5-0-0,52]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ARIA                           WOODY
DARK TOADS (240)               SAND DANCERS (67)
(75-3012) [19-19-1,78]         (75-2503) [12-85-0,121]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARK TOADS (240)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DARK TOADS (240)            38
2. SAND DANCERS (67)           29      DARK TOADS (240)
3. MASTERS OF SIN (270)        24      Unchartered Team
4. I AM SAM (267)               0
5. THAT'S US (271)              0      MASTERS OF SIN (270)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 I AM SAM (267)            23  10  1 69.7   1/ 1 DARK TOADS (240)          9  6 0
 2/ 0*MASTERS OF SIN (270)      16   7  0 69.6   2- 3 I AM SAM (267)            4  0 0
 3/ 2 DARK TOADS (240)         268 157  6 63.1   3- 2 PARANOID ASYLUM (234)     3  0 0
 4- 3 THAT'S US (271)           50  33  1 60.2   4/ 6 SAND DANCERS (67)         3 12 0
 5- 5 PARANOID ASYLUM (234)    117 126 11 48.1   5- 4 THAT'S US (271)           2  0 0
 6/ 6 SAND DANCERS (67)        569 912 16 38.4   6/ 0*MASTERS OF SIN (270)      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 333): CAPTAIN AWESOME of MARVELOUS BASTARDS ( !, mgr.
 DM  74 CHAVEZ RAVINE (turn 306): RETRIBUTION of BROTHERHOOD (The Sandman, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 301): YERIX of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 288): BLONDE BILLIE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 264): DEADBOLT of SCARLET KNIGHTS from SENTERN (Talon
                              Warsmith, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                       --------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 333): SAND DANCERS (Lani, mgr.)
 DM  74 CHAVEZ RAVINE (turn 306): SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 301): DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 288): GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 264): SLYTHERIN HOUSE (Rillion, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 333): CAPTAIN AWESOME of MARVELOUS BASTARDS ( !, mgr.
                  (turn 332): WITCH DOCTOR of MYSTERY MACHINE (Edge, mgr.)
                              JESSE TAVAN of SAND DANCERS (Lani, mgr.)
 DM  74 CHAVEZ RAVINE (turn 306): RETRIBUTION of BROTHERHOOD (The Sandman, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 300): WITCH of THAT'S US (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Well, well, well....  This is exactly the place Jekyll was wanting me to avoid...
being on the throne.  Make no mistake about it, a warrior of my considerable skills
and talents deserves to be here, it's just the Boss has plans in April for me in the
Champs Tourney which I don't understand...after all I am the Champ now.  So at any
rate, my first Defense of the throne will be my last fight here in Jade until April
when I go off to the Tourney and the Isle at the same time.  So I will defend this
throne with the honor and class it has so desperately been missing since the last
time the Boss got one of us to occupy Jade's throne.  As I look at the list of
pretenders I see Sam, a Quarter, something Wonderful, a filthy Toad, and of course a
Sand Dancer.  It appears that Woody is on a mission to get to 100 losses so I will be
more than happy to aid him in that quest.
     Yerix

                                      SPY REPORT

     The sages err'd not in their foretelling of a god descending upon JADE MOUNTAIN, 
for I, Novgorodny Vir, have returned!  MASTERS OF SIN had cause to celebrate, after 
WRATH got 24 points by beating VOLTO LEENI.  Win some, lose some.  Speaking of which, 
TABATAN was winsome, after beating ARIA and seeing her lose 15 points.  A certain 
someone saw YERIX at The Green Axe with the shakes, and now he fails to show up to 
defend his throne.  What a pathetic slob!  Now I can't insult WOODY, as he has 
gloriously dueled to the top.  Oh great new Duelmaster!!!  (Stop me if I lay it on 
too thick) So who was the warrior seen charging into immovable walls and challenging 
dead trees?  Someone's got a basic problem...   
     My mother wished me to avoid conflict, and seek the gentle trade of Spyreporter. 
But warriors aren't supposed to avoid fights!   
     Like the wind whispering among the pines, do hearest I many disquieting rumors.  
Does FIFTH QUARTER care so little for their fallen comrade, GYHARD?  ARIA was heard 
at The Green Axe sneering...  Ask not a spymaster for counsel, for he will 
pontificate long after you have fallen into an unconscious stupor.   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  As if buffeted by forces of nature beyond my 
control, I must take my leave of this place.  JADE MOUNTAIN, I leave you now.  The 
Duelmaster has agreed to foot my bill at The Green Axe.  'Til next time-- Novgorodny 
Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WOODY 2503                   12  85  0   121       SAND DANCERS (67)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-YERIX 2782                   14   9  0   129       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)
-SAMSARA 3055                 11   0  0   118       I AM SAM (267)
-WONDERFUL 3083               12   5  1   103       THAT'S US (271)
 ANNE 3101                    12   7  0   100       DARK TOADS (240)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TABATAN 3040                 18  14  0    90       SAND DANCERS (67)
 JOHN MICHAEL 3132            11   3  0    86       DARK TOADS (240)
 MOCKINGBIRD 3073             11  12  0    84       DARK TOADS (240)
 ARIA 3012                    19  19  1    78       DARK TOADS (240)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SAMARIUM 3071                 6   1  0    62       I AM SAM (267)
-WICKED 3098                   9   7  0    58       THAT'S US (271)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VOLTO LEENI 3038             10  24  0    54       SAND DANCERS (67)
 WRATH 3081                    5   0  0    52       MASTERS OF SIN (270)
-SAMICH 3046                   2   0  1    49       I AM SAM (267)
-WORRIED 3086                  8   9  0    38       THAT'S US (271)
-THE CORINTHIAN 3100           5   3  0    38       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SPIKE 3154                    5   2  0    33       DARK TOADS (240)
-PRIDE 3077                    4   0  0    33       MASTERS OF SIN (270)
 TREENVA TARAL 3072            4  20  0    32       SAND DANCERS (67)
-WANTON 3089                   6   7  0    31       THAT'S US (271)
-LUST 3078                     3   2  0    31       MASTERS OF SIN (270)
-MONKEY KING 2904              5   7  0    30       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)
-SAMOSET 3043                  2   1  0    29       I AM SAM (267)
-FOOTSTEPS 3155                2   2  0    27       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)
 ARNAL REDAXE 3136             3  11  0    25       SAND DANCERS (67)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SLOTH 3079                    3   1  0    10       MASTERS OF SIN (270)
-GREED 3125                    1   3  0    10       MASTERS OF SIN (270)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Yerix -- You do that just to be mean, don't you?  I figured I could hang out here for
years teaching new gladiators how it goes, and now they tell me that I'll be forced
out at one hundred fights even if I DON'T have fourteen wins, and you want to see me
go with fewer.  I can tell.  You want me to go at 12-88, don't you? -- Woody the
bitter because he won't be able to beat Life of Osksi now

The Cornithian -- What have YOU got to be paranoid about? -- Treenva Taral

Footsteps -- Now, THAT was scary.  I was standing there in the middle of the arena
waiting for an opponent to show up, and I heard these FOOTSTEPS behind me, and before
I could turn around--WHAMMO!  Ouch. -- Arnal Redaxe

Anne -- You're an amazing student. -- Tabatan

John Michael -- May your warts have warts. -- Volto Leeni

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!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ARIA was bested by TABATAN in a 2 minute master's fight.
WOODY was viciously subdued by ANNE in a exciting 4 minute gory uneven Title battle.
JOHN MICHAEL vanquished CAPTAIN MONDINOR in a popular 1 minute gory mismatched brawl.
MOCKINGBIRD savagely defeated CAPTAIN MONDINOR in a 6 minute bloody competition.
VOLTO LEENI was vanquished by WRATH in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
TREENVA TARAL was overpowered by SPIKE in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
ARNAL REDAXE overpowered SAI-KI THE PEGLEG 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|
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   35 -  10 -  1      78  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-LUNGE       12 -   5 -  1      71  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   3 -  0      67  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK    28 -  20 -  0      58  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   6 -  0      57  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW         1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         TOTAL PARRY       16 -  18 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -  17 -  0      37  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         BASHING ATTACK    12 -  22 -  1      35  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         WALL OF STEEL      6 -  18 -  0      25  |

Turn 302 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    ANNE 3101                  12   7  0  100 DARK TOADS (240)
BASHING ATTACK   TABATAN 3040               18  14  0   90 SAND DANCERS (67)
STRIKING ATTACK  JOHN MICHAEL 3132          11   3  0   86 DARK TOADS (240)
LUNGING ATTACK   WRATH 3081                  5   0  0   52 MASTERS OF SIN (270)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ARIA 3012.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
WOODY 2503.  The ten other most popular fighters were ANNE 3101, TABATAN 3040, 
MOCKINGBIRD 3073, JOHN MICHAEL 3132, WRATH 3081, ARIA 3012, SPIKE 3154, ARNAL REDAXE 
3136, VOLTO LEENI 3038, and TREENVA TARAL 3072.

The least popular fighter this week was TREENVA TARAL 3072.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were VOLTO LEENI 3038, ARNAL REDAXE 3136, SPIKE 3154, ARIA 3012, 
WRATH 3081, JOHN MICHAEL 3132, MOCKINGBIRD 3073, TABATAN 3040, ANNE 3101, and WOODY 
2503.

                 FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY XXXV

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SWIFT 181 (168-127-3)                  0  5  0         WE WANT RAISES       

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BANTHIUS 228 (79-48-0)                 3  3  0         WE WANT RAISES       
SHYLOCK 2602 (44-39-1)                 1  4  0         DARK TOADS           

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
WINSTON 2600 (49-27-0)                 6  3  0         DARK TOADS           
WITCH 3088 (15-4-0)                    2  3  0         THAT'S US            

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SALTY CROC  2662 (7-3-1)               8  3  0         IN COLD BLOOD        

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SAMSARA 3055 (11-0-0)                 15  4  0         I AM SAM             
SAMICH 3046 (2-0-1)                    9  3  0         I AM SAM             

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SAMARIUM 3071 (6-1-0)                  8  3  0         I AM SAM             
SAMOSET 3043 (2-1-0)                   3  3  0         I AM SAM             
SUN WEI LO 2816 (3-1-0)                2  3  0         DRAGONS KEEP         

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PRONGS 3139 (1-3-0)                    5  3  0         HOGWARTS EXPRESS     
PADFOOT 3142 (4-0-0)                   4  3  0         HOGWARTS EXPRESS     
SIRIUS BLACK 3141 (1-3-1)              3  3  0         HOGWARTS EXPRESS     
AYA KUWABARA 2813 (1-0-0)              2  3  0         DRAGONS KEEP         
MATSUMOTO 2815 (2-2-1)                 2  3  0         DRAGONS KEEP         
SNAPE 3138 (3-1-0)                     2  3  0         HOGWARTS EXPRESS     
XIAOLING LI 2817 (3-1-0)               2  3  0         DRAGONS KEEP         
WRATH 3081 (4-0-0)                     1  3  0         MASTERS OF SIN       

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CANDY CLAP 3058 (0-0-0)                7  3  1  DEAD   ONE NIGHT STAND      
SAMURAI 3119 (0-0-0)                   3  3  0         I AM SAM