DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/25/2004    Duedate: 07/08/2004

LIN TIRIAN ARENA

DM-78    TURN-274

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ONE-EYE TEO
SAND DANCERS (68)
(78-2426) [13-12-0,83]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ONE-EYE TEO                    SHOELESS JOE
SAND DANCERS (68)              GLORY DAYS (277)
(78-2426) [13-12-0,83]         (78-2366) [5-0-0,54]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ONE-EYE TEO                    ONE-EYE TEO
SAND DANCERS (68)              SAND DANCERS (68)
(78-2426) [13-12-0,83]         (78-2426) [13-12-0,83]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SAND DANCERS (68)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DARK TOADS II (292)         39
2. SAND DANCERS (68)           19      SAND DANCERS (68)
3. GLORY DAYS (277)             4      Unchartered Team
4. PROJECT:  MAYHEM (295)       1
5. TREE PEOPLE (265)            0      GLORY DAYS (277)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*GLORY DAYS (277)           5   0  0  100   1- 1 TREE PEOPLE (265)         7  3 0
 2- 3*THE WILLBURYS 77 (287)    19   4  0 82.6   2/ 5 SAND DANCERS (68)         5  7 0
 3- 4*THE WILLBURYS 78 (269)    21   7  2 75.0   3/ 0*DARK TOADS II (292)       3  2 0
 4- 5 TREE PEOPLE (265)        173  79  7 68.7   4- 4 PBA (275)                 3  3 0
 5- 7 PBA (275)                101  73  8 58.0   5/10*GLORY DAYS (277)          2  0 0
 6/ 0*DARK TOADS II (292)        5   4  0 55.6   6- 2*THE WILLBURYS 77 (287)    2  0 0
 7/10 SAND DANCERS (68)        527 648 18 44.9   7- 3*THE WILLBURYS 78 (269)    1  1 0
 8-11*PARANOID ENVY (294)        1  10  0  9.1   8/12*PROJECT:  MAYHEM (295)    0  2 0
 9/12*PROJECT:  MAYHEM (295)     0   2  0  0.0   9-11*PARANOID ENVY (294)       0  2 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 318): WHATCHAMACALLIT of BUENO FER NADA (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 291): LOUD DRUNK of PARTY GEEKS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 286): RED MOSQUITO of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 273): ONE-EYE TEO of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 250): TALON WARSMITH of SCARLET KNIGHTS from SOUTH RIDGE
                              (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                       --------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 318): SAND DANCERS (Lani, mgr.)
 DM  74 CHAVEZ RAVINE (turn 291): 1988 DODGERS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 286): DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 273): TREE PEOPLE (Elderberry, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 250): MYSTERIOUS (Mad Max, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 291): LOUD DRUNK of PARTY GEEKS (Berylstar, mgr.)
                               GREGORY GOYLE of SLYTHERIN HOUSE (Salazar Slytherin)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 285): CYRUS of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     The so-called "Khalhums" Dwarf fought well.  It's a shame they won't let him
hold the throne.  He'd look well here.

                                        One-Eye Teo

                                      SPY REPORT

     Oh, hi.  Its just little 'ol Debby Tonte.  Thought I'd check out LIN TIRIAN to 
see what's new.  Too bad, TREE PEOPLE, but SAND DANCERS was just too good to be 
stopped.  I don't wanna hurt anybody's feelings or anything, but THE WILLBURYS 77 
really goofed with their 0-0-0.  The guys at GLORY DAYS like really pulled together 
to get a 1-0-0 this turn, moving up by 5.  MVP award for ILLUSIONIST?  DARK TOADS 
II's proud of her after beating EMBEZZLING SCRIBE and getting 20 points.  Talk about 
yer big time losers!  CONJURER got smashed by CLUMSY DAN, and lost 10 points!  Our 
Duelmaster has lost, folks, lost to KHALHUMS DWARF, BUT ONE-EYE TEO is still the 
Duelmaster because he has the most recognition points!  I hear the top team insists 
all their warriors get nine hours sleep.  They want photogenic fighters for PR 
photos.   
     I gotta admit I haven't been in "deep con caves" with any spies.  Really, I just 
wing this stuff.  The warriors of TREE PEOPLE must be getting lonely.  They were the 
most avoided team.  Do you guys know something that I don't?  Hhmph!  What kind of 
warriors are PROJECT:  MAYHEM?  TREE PEOPLE, an easy team to beat if I ever saw one, 
can't get them to accept an invitation!   
     Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other!  Don't you guys ever give 
it a break?  What if they had a fight and nobody showed up?  I'd be out of a job, 
that's what!!!   
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I gotta leave.  LIN TIRIAN is like such a dump, and you guys smell too much!  
I had a fun time, see you later-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ONE-EYE TEO 2426             13  12  0    83       SAND DANCERS (68)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHOELESS JOE 2366             5   0  0    54       GLORY DAYS (277)
 BLONDE BILLIE 2501            8   6  0    53       SAND DANCERS (68)
-UNBELIEVABLE 2308             5   2  1    50       THE WILLBURYS 78 (269)
-(C)EE (J)AY 2470              5   0  0    46       THE WILLBURYS 77 (287)
 CLUMSY DAN 2476               7  15  0    45       SAND DANCERS (68)
-UNFORGETTABLE 2306            4   1  1    45       THE WILLBURYS 78 (269)
-CLIFF OAKS 2478               4   5  0    40       TREE PEOPLE (265)
-ONE TWO MANY 2469             5   0  0    38       THE WILLBURYS 77 (287)
-CHIP-WOOD 2425                9   5  0    37       TREE PEOPLE (265)
-150 2567                      3   1  1    36       PBA (275)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MAD MAX 2466                  5   0  0    33       THE WILLBURYS 77 (287)
-BABY SPLIT 2432               7   6  1    32       PBA (275)
-MARYANITA II 2571             2   1  0    31       TREE PEOPLE (265)
 IRLON 2489                    5  14  0    29       SAND DANCERS (68)
-FIVE + FIVE 2553              4   3  0    29       PBA (275)
-PARAGON 2563                  1   1  0    27       PARANOID ENVY (294)
 NECROMANCER 2520              2   0  0    25       DARK TOADS II (292)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-APPLE-TREE 2566               3   1  0    23       TREE PEOPLE (265)
 CONJURER 2512                 1   1  0    23       DARK TOADS II (292)
 ABJURER 2534                  1   1  0    20       DARK TOADS II (292)
 ILLUSIONIST 2511              1   0  0    20       DARK TOADS II (292)
-UNRELIABLE 2307               5   1  0    17       THE WILLBURYS 78 (269)
-UNTOUCHABLE 2305              5   1  0    16       THE WILLBURYS 78 (269)
-BOXWOOD 2565                  4   1  0    14       TREE PEOPLE (265)
-UNSTOPABLE 2309               2   2  0    14       THE WILLBURYS 78 (269)
-PUNCH DRUNK 2467              3   2  0    11       THE WILLBURYS 77 (287)
-FOOTSTEPS 2561                0   2  0     8       PARANOID ENVY (294)
-FIRE DANCER 2562              0   2  0     6       PARANOID ENVY (294)
 TYLER DURDEN 2577             0   2  0     6       PROJECT:  MAYHEM (295)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
EVOKER 2581            0  1 0 DARK TOADS II 292     BLACK ORC 20          274 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Chip-wood -- Heck.  By rights, I should've been making chips out of you with my
clumsy blows, but instead, you just sliced me and diced me.  Very neatly, too. --
Clumsy Dan

150 -- They say that in a fully civilized, bureaucratically controlled society, we
will all be known by numbers.  I can't say that the prospect enthuses me. -- Irlon

Maryanita II -- Hey, look, the "twiggy" thing is OUT.  You don't want to be a tree
anymore.  Guys like something soft to grab. -- Blonde Billie

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

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

EVOKER was viciously butchered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
ONE-EYE TEO was unbelievably bested by KHALHUMS DWARF in a 3 minute Title battle.
BLONDE BILLIE vanquished FRATSFA SLAVE in a 2 minute mismatched brawl.
SHOELESS JOE overpowered IRLON in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
CONJURER was devastated by CLUMSY DAN in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
ABJURER overpowered PERSISTANT BEGGAR in a 2 minute one-sided struggle.
NECROMANCER devastated TYLER DURDEN in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
ILLUSIONIST handily defeated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE 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|
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    33 -  17 -  1      66  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY       13 -   7 -  0      65  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-LUNGE       11 -   8 -  0      58  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL     16 -  12 -  0      57  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -  10 -  1      55  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW         7 -   6 -  0      54  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK     4 -  13 -  0      24  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 274 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    ONE-EYE TEO 2426           13  12  0   83 SAND DANCERS (68)
TOTAL PARRY      SHOELESS JOE 2366           5   0  0   54 GLORY DAYS (277)
AIMED BLOW       BLONDE BILLIE 2501          8   6  0   53 SAND DANCERS (68)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ONE-EYE TEO 2426.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was ONE-EYE TEO 2426.  The ten other most popular fighters were BLONDE BILLIE 
2501, CLUMSY DAN 2476, ABJURER 2534, SHOELESS JOE 2366, NECROMANCER 2520, ILLUSIONIST 
2511, EVOKER 2581, IRLON 2489, CONJURER 2512, and TYLER DURDEN 2577.

The least popular fighter this week was TYLER DURDEN 2577.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were CONJURER 2512, IRLON 2489, EVOKER 2581, ILLUSIONIST 2511, 
NECROMANCER 2520, SHOELESS JOE 2366, ABJURER 2534, CLUMSY DAN 2476, BLONDE BILLIE 
2501, and ONE-EYE TEO 2426.