DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/19/2005    Duedate: 06/01/2005

JADE MOUNTAIN ARENA

DM-75    TURN-310

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MOCKINGBIRD
DARK TOADS (240)
(75-3073) [19-12-0,126]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MOCKINGBIRD                    POSITION IS EMPTY
DARK TOADS (240)               
(75-3073) [19-12-0,126]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ANNE                           SAMARIUM
DARK TOADS (240)               I AM SAM (267)
(75-3101) [17-7-0,119]         (75-3071) [11-4-1,98]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARK TOADS (240)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DARK TOADS (240)            32
2. SAND DANCERS (67)           23      I AM SAM (267)
3. HOGWARTS EXPRESS (275)       0      Unchartered Team
4. DRAGONS KEEP (260)           0
5. I AM SAM (267)             -28       (-1)

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)            39  18  2 68.4   1/ 1 DARK TOADS (240)         14  1 0
 2/ 2 DARK TOADS (240)         301 161  6 65.2   2- 3*HOGWARTS EXPRESS (275)    5  1 0
 3- 3*DRAGONS KEEP (260)        20  12  1 62.5   3/ 5 SAND DANCERS (67)         5  8 0
 4- 4*HOGWARTS EXPRESS (275)    20  16  1 55.6   4- 2*DRAGONS KEEP (260)        4  2 0
 5/ 5 SAND DANCERS (67)        576 943 16 37.9   5/ 4 I AM SAM (267)            3  4 1

    '*'   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.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     You elder fighters surely remember me.  The younger ones may call me Olaf 
Modeen.  I return to JADE MOUNTAIN once again!  What's with ARNAL REDAXE?  He 
actually beat JADE MOUNTAIN's ZELBAN SWORDBITER, and walked away with 11 more points 
from the fight.  JADE MOUNTAIN has a Duelmaster who doesn't sit back and get lazy.  
He TV challenged DARK TOADS' ARIA (24-22-1), which should prove (ahem!) interesting.  
I'm sure JADE MOUNTAIN is excited about ARIA, the new Duelmaster from DARK TOADS.  
(remember?)  But when you've seen as many as I have...  Advice to fighters with a 1 
will--give up fighting!   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  Is it my imagination, or are fighters getting 
younger every day?  To die so young, so gloriously!   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  All 
work and no play makes Olaf a dull fighter.  Work and play no fighter dull Olaf.  
Olaffighterwork and no play.  I don't want to overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOCKINGBIRD 3073             19  12  0   126       DARK TOADS (240)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANNE 3101                    17   7  0   119       DARK TOADS (240)
-SAMICH 3046                   6   0  1   115       I AM SAM (267)
 JOHN MICHAEL 3132            18   4  0   114       DARK TOADS (240)
 SPIKE 3154                   13   2  0    98       DARK TOADS (240)
 SAMARIUM 3071                11   4  1    98       I AM SAM (267)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TABATAN 3040                 20  20  0    89       SAND DANCERS (67)
 SAMOSET 3043                  8   3  0    83       I AM SAM (267)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VOLTO LEENI 3038             11  31  0    64       SAND DANCERS (67)
 TREENVA TARAL 3072            6  26  0    60       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                  
 ARNAL REDAXE 3136             5  17  0    52       SAND DANCERS (67)
-PRONGS 3139                   4   4  0    50       HOGWARTS EXPRESS (275)
-SIRIUS BLACK 3141             4   3  1    48       HOGWARTS EXPRESS (275)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PADFOOT 3142                  5   1  0    47       HOGWARTS EXPRESS (275)
-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?
WOODY 2503            12 91 0 SAND DANCERS 67       SAMARIUM 3071         308         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

All -- Sorry I have been so bad about personal ads of late.  I am hopeful that with
the school year coming to a close, I will have more time to write.  I miss it. --
TigToad

Well, good things come to those who wait...at least that is what I have always heard.
I have been the second slowest to graduation of any of TigToad's warriors.  Only the
one time Jade Mountain warrior Winston was slower.  I don't have his excuse of being
a scum, either.  I have a perfectly respectable 15 wit.  It was little damage that
made my climb to immortality so difficult.  In the end I am: 14(1)-11-3-15-21-10-11
PL.  Great/Little.  As TigToad expected I am a longsword favorite, which is good.  It
was only throwing those criticals that allowed me to win 23 fights!  TigToad expects
I will run in ADM for a time, he thinks I can do well in ADM if I am set up right and
I'm eager to prove him right.  It's been a fun nearly two years, but I am out of
here. -- Aria

All -- Seven styles down, three to go.  All three are in challenger champions. --
TigToad

Samarium -- Well, you killed Woody.  That is a crime beyond measure.  You realize
Woody had been fighting in this arena a month longer than I have been in the game?
This was my second team and he was a nice 0-6 when I first started the Dark Toads of
Jade Mountain.  Now, I realize you've done well at arranging for me to fight
standbys, but I don't think you can avoid all five of us this time as we are all five
in challenger champions and there is no one else to fight. -- TigToad

Sand Dancers -- We shall forever miss Woody.  I was so hoping he would fight on in
Lirith Kai.  I don't suppose there is any chance I could convince you to run him in
dead tourneys? -- TigToad

All -- Okay, I'm 14-1 in the last three turns and that is excellent.  However, I've
fought 13 standbys in that time.  I know there are SOME active warriors for a Toad to
fight...come on folks.  Challenge me. -- TigToad

We considered writing personals totally at random, without regard for who we fought
or who won (would you have noticed?), but that kind of spontaneity takes planning,
and we weren't up for it today. -- the Sand Dancers

Samarium -- Ah, a fight.  A winner, a loser, some skills for each, no death.  I guess
that makes it a good fight. -- Tabatan

Matsumoto -- You should pay attention to the FIGHT, not spend your time thinking
about tourneys to come. -- Treenva Taral

Sun Wei Lo -- I dunno, DO we call ourselves warriors?  Does it matter? -- Volto Leeni

Wormtail -- What a revolting concept.  I'm glad I took this opportunity to cut it
off. -- Arnal Redaxe

Samarium -- Aiming left arm, hmm?  Well, it isn't like we didn't WARN Woody against
wearing his heart on his sleeve.... -- the Sand Dancers
P.S.  Death happens in the arena.

Chi'en -- People forget, perhaps, that socialization, as with any other skill,
requires constant practice lest it become rusty and unusable. -- Li Dan, Sand Dancers

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

SAMARIUM was viciously subdued by ARIA in a 3 minute master's Challenge fight.
SPIKE viciously subdued CAPTAIN MONDINOR in a popular 2 minute gruesome match.
JOHN MICHAEL devastated KO-HA OAKCHOPPER in a popular 1 minute one-sided contest.
ANNE devastated MING-CHANG THE SLY in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
MOCKINGBIRD defeated TABATAN in a 2 minute veteran's Title struggle.
SAMOSET devastated VOLTO LEENI in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
ARNAL REDAXE handily defeated ZELBAN SWORDBITER in a 1 minute uneven melee.
TREENVA TARAL overpowered BAHNING THE LAWYER in a 2 minute gory uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         TOTAL PARRY       12 -   1 -  0      92  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         STRIKING ATTACK   21 -   2 -  0      91  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -   4 -  0      75  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-LUNGE       11 -   8 -  1      58  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK    22 -  17 -  0      56  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -   8 -  0      53  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         AIMED BLOW         1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         WALL OF STEEL      6 -  16 -  0      27  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   9 -  0      25  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 310 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-RIPOSTE      2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      MOCKINGBIRD 3073           19  12  0  126 DARK TOADS (240)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    ANNE 3101                  17   7  0  119 DARK TOADS (240)
STRIKING ATTACK  JOHN MICHAEL 3132          18   4  0  114 DARK TOADS (240)
SLASHING ATTACK  SPIKE 3154                 13   2  0   98 DARK TOADS (240)
PARRY-LUNGE      SAMARIUM 3071              11   4  1   98 I AM SAM (267)
LUNGING ATTACK   SAMOSET 3043                8   3  0   83 I AM SAM (267)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ANNE 3101.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
SAMARIUM 3071.  The ten other most popular fighters were SPIKE 3154, JOHN MICHAEL 
3132, TABATAN 3040, TREENVA TARAL 3072, MOCKINGBIRD 3073, ARNAL REDAXE 3136, ANNE 
3101, SAMOSET 3043, VOLTO LEENI 3038, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was VOLTO LEENI 3038.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SAMOSET 3043, ANNE 3101, ARNAL REDAXE 3136, MOCKINGBIRD 3073, 
TREENVA TARAL 3072, TABATAN 3040, JOHN MICHAEL 3132, SPIKE 3154, SAMARIUM 3071, and  
0.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

MOCKINGBIRD (75-3073) DARK TOADS (240)

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

ARIA (75-3012) DARK TOADS (240)