DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/21/2005    Duedate: 02/03/2005

LIN TIRIAN ARENA

DM-78    TURN-289

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BLONDE BILLIE
SAND DANCERS (68)
(78-2501) [19-10-0,106]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BLONDE BILLIE                  PARAGON
SAND DANCERS (68)              PARANOID ENVY (294)
(78-2501) [19-10-0,106]        (78-2563) [3-3-0,57]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BLONDE BILLIE                  DANNI ROGERS
SAND DANCERS (68)              GIRLS X3 (299)
(78-2501) [19-10-0,106]        (78-2609) [4-1-0,38]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

GIRLS X3 (299)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. PARANOID ENVY (294)         27
2. GIRLS X3 (299)              16      SAND DANCERS (68)
3. SAND DANCERS (68)            3      Unchartered Team
4. PBA (275)                    0
5. TREE PEOPLE (265)            0      GIRLS X3 (299)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 WILD KINGDOM (283)        31   9  0 77.5   1/ 1*GIRLS X3 (299)            7  3 1
 2- 2 NOTORIOUS BASTARDS (297)  66  25  5 72.5   2- 3 PBA (275)                 5  1 0
 3- 3 TREE PEOPLE (265)        180  87  8 67.4   3/ 2 SAND DANCERS (68)         4  8 0
 4- 4*THE FELLOWSHIP (298)       4   2  0 66.7   4/ 8*PARANOID ENVY (294)       3  2 0
 5- 5 PBA (275)                110  76  9 59.1   5- 4 TREE PEOPLE (265)         3  4 1
 6/ 6*GIRLS X3 (299)            11   9  1 55.0   6- 6 WILD KINGDOM (283)        1  0 0
 7/ 7 SAND DANCERS (68)        550 684 18 44.6   7- 7*THE FELLOWSHIP (298)      1  1 0
 8/ 8*PARANOID ENVY (294)        5  14  0 26.3   8- 5 NOTORIOUS BASTARDS (297)  1  3 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.

     I think it's your glue, Chip-Wood.  Some glues just don't hold up under damp
weather, and it's been pouring rain.  So you fell apart in the arena.  Too bad.  The
maintenance crew's upset because of the wood chips mixed in with the sand, and I
suppose if anybody got buried in it, they might get splinters.  So you need a good,
waterproof glue.

                                    Blonde Billie

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, Warriors of LIN TIRIAN.  Allow this humble servant Novgorodny Vir to 
give you a respite from the fights in the form of this Spyreport.  Nothing works for 
a team like victory (How's that for a perceptive observation?) as PARANOID ENVY can 
attest...  PARANOID ENVY had cause to celebrate, after PARAGON got 15 points by 
beating IRLON.  Win some, lose some.  Speaking of which, AMBITIOUS GUARD was winsome, 
after beating DANNI ROGERS and seeing her lose 3 points.  Those who hoped for a new 
Duelmaster were disappointed by CONVICTED ASSASSIN, of LIN TIRIAN, who despite a 
0-0-0 couldn't overcome LIN TIRIAN's Number 1.  Word has it one team in LIN TIRIAN is 
using psychics to predict wins.  They lead a charmed life!   
     So much to report, so little time!  Like a horde of jackals fleeing from the 
lion, so did the "warriors" in LIN TIRIAN avoid PBA.  As a woman of good breeding 
scorns the "warriors" of PARANOID ENVY, so did that sorry team shy from PBA Is it 
charming personality?  Conversational abilities?  Good oral hygiene?  Whatever it is, 
IRLON is the most challenged warrior.   
     Is there life after death?  Pragmatics (and warriors) know there is death after 
life!  Ask not for whom the sword slashes; it slashes for thee.   
     All good things must come to an end.  As the seasons change, and the creatures 
of the wild change also, so do I feel a yearning to leave this place.  Like a mixed 
metaphor, and an overtaxed simile, I now bid LIN TIRIAN farewell-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLONDE BILLIE 2501           19  10  0   106       SAND DANCERS (68)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-REVEREND GRIMM 2590          14   7  1    91       NOTORIOUS BASTARDS (297)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BABY SPLIT 2432              11   7  2    90       PBA (275)
-CHIP-WOOD 2425               11   7  0    77       TREE PEOPLE (265)
 ONE-EYE TEO 2426             16  24  0    72       SAND DANCERS (68)
-NATALIA NECROANGEL 2593      16   8  0    67       NOTORIOUS BASTARDS (297)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TERMINOTTER III 2428          8   1  0    65       WILD KINGDOM (283)
-FIVE + FIVE 2553              7   5  0    62       PBA (275)
-150 2567                      5   1  1    57       PBA (275)
 PARAGON 2563                  3   3  0    57       PARANOID ENVY (294)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MR. METALLIC 2595             5   1  0    53       NOTORIOUS BASTARDS (297)
 GABRIELLE REECE 2613          4   0  1    53       GIRLS X3 (299)
 IRLON 2489                    9  25  0    52       SAND DANCERS (68)
 DANNI ROGERS 2609             4   1  0    38       GIRLS X3 (299)
-THE LOIN KING 2431            5   3  0    36       WILD KINGDOM (283)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-NIGGY STARDUST 2596           4   2  1    33       NOTORIOUS BASTARDS (297)
-CARNIVOROUS SHEEP 2499        4   0  0    33       WILD KINGDOM (283)
-BOXWOOD 2565                  7   3  0    32       TREE PEOPLE (265)
-MARYANITA II 2571             3   3  0    30       TREE PEOPLE (265)
-AMANDA 2604                   3   0  0    25       THE FELLOWSHIP (298)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DOUBLE DOWN 2578              2   0  0    23       PARANOID ENVY (294)
-APPLE-TREE 2566               4   2  1    21       TREE PEOPLE (265)
 DARK ARENA 2611               3   1  0    18       GIRLS X3 (299)
-ARMOREDILLO 2498              3   1  0    17       WILD KINGDOM (283)
 JAYNE THE RIPPER 2599         2   7  0    13       SAND DANCERS (68)
-ARAGORN 2601                  1   2  0     5       THE FELLOWSHIP (298)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
DISHONEST JUSTICE 10   0  1 0   1                   GABRIELLE REECE 2613  289 NONE    
PILAR MONTENEGRO 2612  0  2 0 GIRLS X3 299          APPLE-TREE 2566       287 REVENGED
SMUCK 2615             0  1 0 PARANOID ENVY 294     STONE GOLEM 26        289 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

150 -- (resentfully)  It should take at least two hundred to beat me. -- Irlon

Baby Split -- I couldn't beat up a baby.  My mother raised me better than that. --
One-Eye Teo

Boxwood -- I hate boxes!  They're so...enclosing.  Horrid things. -- Jayne the Ripper

24 December 2004
Due to requests, the Turf War IV will be postponed until turn 225 (approx May/June
2005).  Sorry about the inconvenience. -- Baphomet, host of TW 4

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

SMUCK was butchered by STONE GOLEM in a unpopular 2 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
PARAGON demolished IRLON in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
DOUBLE DOWN overpowered JAYNE THE RIPPER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
BLONDE BILLIE bested CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 4 minute gory Title fight.
ONE-EYE TEO was savagely defeated by VENEMOUS CONCUBINE in a 2 minute competition.
GABRIELLE REECE butchered DISHONEST JUSTICE in a 1 minute bloody mismatched match.
DANNI ROGERS was luckily beaten by AMBITIOUS GUARD in a action packed 2 minute melee.
DARK ARENA won victory over PERSISTANT BEGGAR in a 2 minute novice's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   1 -  0      89  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-LUNGE       10 -   3 -  0      77  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    20 -   8 -  1      71  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         AIMED BLOW        10 -   6 -  0      63  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK    11 -  12 -  1      48  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         WALL OF STEEL      8 -   9 -  1      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         STRIKING ATTACK    5 -   8 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   7 -  0      36  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 289 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       BLONDE BILLIE 2501         19  10  0  106 SAND DANCERS (68)
LUNGING ATTACK   GABRIELLE REECE 2613        4   0  1   53 GIRLS X3 (299)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BLONDE BILLIE 2501.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was DANNI ROGERS 2609.  The ten other most popular fighters were BLONDE BILLIE 
2501, DARK ARENA 2611, PARAGON 2563, DOUBLE DOWN 2578, ONE-EYE TEO 2426, GABRIELLE 
REECE 2613, IRLON 2489, JAYNE THE RIPPER 2599, SMUCK 2615, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was SMUCK 2615.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were JAYNE THE RIPPER 2599, IRLON 2489, GABRIELLE REECE 2613, ONE-EYE TEO 
2426, DOUBLE DOWN 2578, PARAGON 2563, DARK ARENA 2611, BLONDE BILLIE 2501, DANNI 
ROGERS 2609, and  0.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

ONE-EYE TEO (78-2426) SAND DANCERS (68)