DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/05/2005    Duedate: 05/18/2005

JADE MOUNTAIN ARENA

DM-75    TURN-309

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SAMARIUM
I AM SAM (267)
(75-3071) [11-3-1,132]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SAMARIUM                       SUN WEI LO
I AM SAM (267)                 DRAGONS KEEP (260)
(75-3071) [11-3-1,132]         (75-2816) [6-2-0,60]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ARIA                           JOHN MICHAEL
DARK TOADS (240)               DARK TOADS (240)
(75-3012) [23-22-1,98]         (75-3132) [17-4-0,107]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARK TOADS (240)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DARK TOADS (240)            26
2. SAND DANCERS (67)           21      I AM SAM (267)
3. I AM SAM (267)              16      Unchartered Team
4. DRAGONS KEEP (260)          12
5. HOGWARTS EXPRESS (275)      -4      DRAGONS KEEP (260)

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)            38  17  2 69.1   1/ 1 DARK TOADS (240)         14  1 0
 2/ 3 DARK TOADS (240)         296 161  6 64.8   2/ 2*DRAGONS KEEP (260)        7  4 0
 3/ 2*DRAGONS KEEP (260)        20  12  1 62.5   3/ 4*HOGWARTS EXPRESS (275)    5  1 0
 4/ 4*HOGWARTS EXPRESS (275)    20  16  1 55.6   4/ 3 I AM SAM (267)            4  4 1
 5/ 5 SAND DANCERS (67)        574 941 16 37.9   5/ 5 SAND DANCERS (67)         4 10 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 340): DIAMOND ICEBLADE of BLOOD WIZARDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  74 CHAVEZ RAVINE (turn 312): RAGING PYROTHAG of GEMSTONE CREATIONS (Tripwire)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 308): SAMARIUM of I AM SAM (The Sandman, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 295): 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 340): UNDERGROUND KINGS (Shaitan, mgr.)
 DM  74 CHAVEZ RAVINE (turn 312): STONED (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 308): DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 295): 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.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

I would like to take a moment to apologize to the Sand Dancers.  Please accept my
deepest apologies for the death of Woody.  When we fought, I was using a KD of 5 and
was aiming for his arm.  I did not intend for him to die.

My intent was to stay on the throne long enough to graduate.  I am the first warrior
of my style that has ever TV'd for my manager and he actually wants me to run in
advanced.

Again, please accept my most humble apologies.  It was not my intent to kill him.

Samarium

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, JADE MOUNTAIN?  Ain't you never seen Snide 
Clemens before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Of course, we're all terribly 
impressed to see ARNAL REDAXE win a fight and gain 15 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, 
ARNAL REDAXE beat WORMTAIL and WORMTAIL lost 15 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  
SAMARIUM TV challenged TABATAN for JADE MOUNTAIN's Title this turn, and guess what 
happened?  And if variety is the spice of life, JADE MOUNTAIN may be getting bland, 
as SAMARIUM stays top dog in the city.  I'm not in a very good mood today, but why am 
I telling you this?  You want to know what's new, don't you, JADE MOUNTAIN?   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  
HOGWARTS EXPRESS, I suppose you'll be glad to know you were this turn's most avoided 
team.  Care to know who is the most afraid of you?  And who led the way in this mass 
act of cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was DRAGONS KEEP.  Ha ha ha ha! 
Ooh, I'm frightfully impressed, VOLTO LEENI was this turn's most challenged warrior.  
Watch that ego swell, sports fans.  Now here's guts and stupidity all rolled into 
one, SAMOSET challenged up 33 to take on JOHN MICHAEL of DARK TOADS.  And sure, 
SAMOSET lost alright, but gained 5 recognition for his pains.  And pains they may 
indeed be!   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  We're all going to die in the end, so why worry if 
the fate catches up with you sooner that later?   
     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.  Just wait 'till next time I show up 
here, I won't be so nice!  So nyaaah!  Paste this one in your scrapbooks, you'll need 
the kindling come this winter-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SAMARIUM 3071                11   3  1   132       I AM SAM (267)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOCKINGBIRD 3073             18  12  0   122       DARK TOADS (240)
 ANNE 3101                    16   7  0   115       DARK TOADS (240)
-SAMICH 3046                   6   0  1   115       I AM SAM (267)
 JOHN MICHAEL 3132            17   4  0   107       DARK TOADS (240)
 ARIA 3012                    23  22  1    98       DARK TOADS (240)
 SPIKE 3154                   12   2  0    94       DARK TOADS (240)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TABATAN 3040                 20  19  0    88       SAND DANCERS (67)
 SAMOSET 3043                  7   3  0    77       I AM SAM (267)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VOLTO LEENI 3038             11  30  0    63       SAND DANCERS (67)
 SUN WEI LO 2816               6   2  0    60       DRAGONS KEEP (260)
-XIAOLING LI 2817              6   1  0    58       DRAGONS KEEP (260)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TREENVA TARAL 3072            5  26  0    50       SAND DANCERS (67)
 PRONGS 3139                   4   4  0    50       HOGWARTS EXPRESS (275)
-SIRIUS BLACK 3141             4   3  1    48       HOGWARTS EXPRESS (275)
-PADFOOT 3142                  5   1  0    47       HOGWARTS EXPRESS (275)
 ARNAL REDAXE 3136             4  17  0    41       SAND DANCERS (67)
-SNAPE 3138                    4   3  0    36       HOGWARTS EXPRESS (275)
-PING HUI 2813                 4   0  0    34       DRAGONS KEEP (260)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MATSUMOTO 2815                4   3  1    27       DRAGONS KEEP (260)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WORMTAIL 3140                 3   5  0    20       HOGWARTS EXPRESS (275)
-SAMURAI 3119                  1   0  0    13       I AM SAM (267)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
DING DONG 3177         0  1 0 DRAGONS KEEP 260      CHAO-SO TALLTREE 21   309 NONE    
WOODY 2503            12 91 0 SAND DANCERS 67       SAMARIUM 3071         308         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

It is sometimes surprising to see such a veteran perish despite their experience.
May Woody continue in that arena of the sky. -- Chi'en Huan Li

Volto -- Trying to change the tune of my name?  Sheesh, another smart alec. -- Sun
Wei Lo

Treenva -- Admit it, you aim for the head.  The better to be tall I think. --
Matsumoto

Arnal -- I am not a cat. -- Ping Hui (Supposedly, formerly, Aya, waiting for her name
to be changed already!)

You have all had your chance to voice your opinions.  With the exception of Sand
Dancers, you are all apparently pathetically inept in the skill of socialization. --
Chi'en, Mgr. Dragons Keep

Samarium -- I've been ROBBED!  Everybody told me, "One hundred fights and you're
immortal, Woody," and I BELIEVED them.  I hung on for the full hundred, and that
isn't EASY, you know.  One hundred fights, and no Invite.  One hundred and one.  One
hundred and two.  Still the Commission IGNORES me.  One hundred and THREE fights, and
I get KILLED?  I've been ROBBED!  I PROTEST!  I WILL NEVER REST UNTIL THE COMMISSION
APOLOGIZES MOST HUMBLY AND EATS WORMS FOR THIS GROSS OFFENSE! -- Ghost of Woody
P.S.  So, everybody, don't count on that "automatic graduation," because it's a MYTH.
If you don't have fourteen wins, you will NEVER get out alive.

Samoset -- I admit, I enjoyed that fight.  Sure, I would've liked to get all those
skills TOO, but the win will do.  The win is FINE.  I like it.  I hope it happens
like that again and again. -- Tabatan
P.S.  At least I have the wins to graduate, if I ever get the political points.  Poor
Woody.  He put such faith in the "one hundred fights" deal.  Which just goes to show,
never trust the Commission, they're just another ineffable bureaucracy.

Xiaoling Li -- I hear you're leaving.  Some kind of tourney or something.  Good!  I
hate you. -- Volto Leeni, not happy to have lost again, especially if it keeps him
from racking up fourteen wins, just in case

Sun Wei Lo -- Listen, if you didn't like the skills I was teaching you, you could
have just SAID so.  There was no need to rip my face off, and every reason not to.
[Damn, there's a mouse.  Hang on while I hiss at it.]  Do you know how much face-glue
costs?  It will take ALL my discretionary cash for the next MONTH to get that fixed.
-- Treenva Taral

Aya Kuwabara -- It says here you're a cat.  So come over to our guildhouse and de-
mouse it, okay? -- Arnal Redaxe

Sun Wei Lo -- You can't have supposed that nobody would NOTICE your name. -- Treenva

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

DING DONG was barely slain by CHAO-SO TALLTREE in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SAMARIUM demolished TABATAN in a 1 minute gory one-sided Challenge Title melee.
SAMOSET lost to JOHN MICHAEL in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge brawl.
MATSUMOTO was overpowered by TREENVA TARAL in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
SUN WEI LO won victory over VOLTO LEENI in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
MOCKINGBIRD devastated LADY SCORN in a 2 minute mismatched match.
ANNE handily defeated JADE MASTER in a 2 minute gruesome uneven fight.
SPIKE vanquished TO-FU BACKSTABBER in a popular 1 minute uneven duel.
ARIA vanquished LADY SCORN in a popular 1 minute brutal one-sided duel.
PRONGS overcame SHIZARAN BLACKHEART in a 1 minute bout.
WORMTAIL was overpowered by ARNAL REDAXE in a 1 minute one-sided match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         STRIKING ATTACK   21 -   2 -  0      91  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         TOTAL PARRY       11 -   2 -  0      85  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -   5 -  0      69  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-LUNGE       12 -   7 -  1      63  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    23 -  17 -  0      58  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -  10 -  0      41  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         AIMED BLOW         1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         WALL OF STEEL      6 -  17 -  0      26  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   9 -  0      25  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 309 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-LUNGE        2 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  2         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  3         2  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      SAMARIUM 3071              11   3  1  132 I AM SAM (267)
TOTAL PARRY      MOCKINGBIRD 3073           18  12  0  122 DARK TOADS (240)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    ANNE 3101                  16   7  0  115 DARK TOADS (240)
STRIKING ATTACK  JOHN MICHAEL 3132          17   4  0  107 DARK TOADS (240)
SLASHING ATTACK  SPIKE 3154                 12   2  0   94 DARK TOADS (240)
BASHING ATTACK   TABATAN 3040               20  19  0   88 SAND DANCERS (67)
LUNGING ATTACK   SAMOSET 3043                7   3  0   77 I AM SAM (267)
WALL OF STEEL    SUN WEI LO 2816             6   2  0   60 DRAGONS KEEP (260)
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 
JOHN MICHAEL 3132.  The ten other most popular fighters were ARIA 3012, TREENVA TARAL 
3072, SPIKE 3154, DING DONG 3177, SAMARIUM 3071, MOCKINGBIRD 3073, ANNE 3101, SUN WEI 
LO 2816, PRONGS 3139, and ARNAL REDAXE 3136.

The least popular fighter this week was WORMTAIL 3140.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were TABATAN 3040, VOLTO LEENI 3038, MATSUMOTO 2815, SAMOSET 3043, ARNAL 
REDAXE 3136, PRONGS 3139, SUN WEI LO 2816, ANNE 3101, MOCKINGBIRD 3073, and SAMARIUM 
3071.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

ARIA (75-3012) DARK TOADS (240)