DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/04/2005    Duedate: 02/17/2005

LIN TIRIAN ARENA

DM-78    TURN-290

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BLONDE BILLIE
SAND DANCERS (68)
(78-2501) [20-10-0,108]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BLONDE BILLIE                  PARAGON
SAND DANCERS (68)              PARANOID ENVY (294)
(78-2501) [20-10-0,108]        (78-2563) [3-4-0,54]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BLONDE BILLIE                  DANNI ROGERS
SAND DANCERS (68)              GIRLS X3 (299)
(78-2501) [20-10-0,108]        (78-2609) [4-2-0,34]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

PBA (275)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SAND DANCERS (68)           40
2. PBA (275)                   26      WILD KINGDOM (283)
3. TREE PEOPLE (265)           24      Unchartered Team
4. PARANOID ENVY (294)         12
5. PROJECT:  MAYHEM (295)       9      THE FELLOWSHIP (298)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 WILD KINGDOM (283)        32   9  0 78.0   1/ 2 PBA (275)                 7  1 0
 2/ 3 TREE PEOPLE (265)        183  89  8 67.3   2/ 3 SAND DANCERS (68)         5  7 0
 3/ 5 PBA (275)                114  77  9 59.7   3/ 5 TREE PEOPLE (265)         4  5 0
 4/ 4*THE FELLOWSHIP (298)       4   4  0 50.0   4/ 1*GIRLS X3 (299)            4  7 1
 5/ 7 SAND DANCERS (68)        553 685 18 44.7   5/ 4*PARANOID ENVY (294)       3  4 0
 6/ 6*GIRLS X3 (299)            11  14  1 44.0   6/ 6 WILD KINGDOM (283)        1  0 0
 7/ 8*PARANOID ENVY (294)        5  16  0 23.8   7/ 0*PROJECT:  MAYHEM (295)    1  0 0
 8/ 0*PROJECT:  MAYHEM (295)     1   4  0 20.0   8/ 7*THE FELLOWSHIP (298)      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 334): MANO TIKI TIA of MYSTERY MACHINE (Edge, mgr.)
 DM  74 CHAVEZ RAVINE (turn 307): LOVE of LORDS OF VIRTUE (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 302): WOODY of SAND DANCERS (Lorana, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 289): BLONDE BILLIE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 265): KHORA THE SMALL of SAND DANCERS from LIN TIRIAN
                              (Rebina, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                       --------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 334): DIRTY SOUTH ( ! , mgr.)
 DM  74 CHAVEZ RAVINE (turn 307): SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 302): DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 289): GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 265): PARANOIA, etc. (Jekyll, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 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  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 289): ONE-EYE TEO of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Oh, gosh, no wonder the assassin got convicted!  I mean, he's an orc, and you
know how they are!  I mean, sure, they can kill people, what orc can't?  But they
just, you know, go sort of crazy, and there's blood everywhere, and you just can't
HIDE that kind of thing, you know?

                                   Blonde Billie

P.S.  How come they never tell when somebody's half an orc, just half an elf?

P.P.S.  Did you know that the Venomous Concubine is an orc, and he's a GUY?  That's
gross.

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of LIN 
TIRIAN brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Later days, GIRLS X3, since PBA took 
top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  Gee, I'm impressed, a 4-1-0 is 
nice, but don't get cocky, PBA, the Fates teach humility, and the Fates are proud.  
Of course, we're all terribly impressed to see ONE-EYE TEO win a fight and gain 22 
points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, ONE-EYE TEO beat BABY SPLIT and BABY SPLIT lost 19 
points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And if variety is the spice of life, LIN TIRIAN 
may be getting bland, as BLONDE BILLIE stays top dog in the city.  The Lost Hope Inn, 
humph!  I've tasted better ale at mortuaries.  Where do they get this stuff?  From 
LIN TIRIAN's trash dumps?   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.  LIN TIRIAN, I am losing what little hope I had in you. 
PBA the most avoided team?  What insult will suffice, I cannot say.  And who led the 
way in this mass act of cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was WILD 
KINGDOM.  Ha ha ha ha!  IRLON was challenged more times this turn than the 
Duelmaster.  Now was the DM insulted or feared?  Heh, heh.  And we have TERMINOTTER 
III in a challenge, going down 13 points for the fight.  Guess what?  I thought 
TERMINOTTER III showed great skill and promise when he bested IRLON.  All right, so I 
slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only shines 
through use.  Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     What does the LIN TIRIAN arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  Well, I've had enough of this 
drivel, and I'm sure you have too.  Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  Glad 
to see the back of this place-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLONDE BILLIE 2501           20  10  0   108       SAND DANCERS (68)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHIP-WOOD 2425               11   8  0    82       TREE PEOPLE (265)
 TERMINOTTER III 2428          9   1  0    72       WILD KINGDOM (283)
 BABY SPLIT 2432              11   8  2    71       PBA (275)
 150 2567                      6   1  1    70       PBA (275)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FIVE + FIVE 2553              8   5  0    66       PBA (275)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PARAGON 2563                  3   4  0    54       PARANOID ENVY (294)
 IRLON 2489                    9  26  0    53       SAND DANCERS (68)
 BOXWOOD 2565                  8   3  0    43       TREE PEOPLE (265)
-THE LOIN KING 2431            5   3  0    36       WILD KINGDOM (283)
 GABRIELLE REECE 2613          4   1  1    34       GIRLS X3 (299)
 DANNI ROGERS 2609             4   2  0    34       GIRLS X3 (299)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 APPLE-TREE 2566               5   2  1    33       TREE PEOPLE (265)
-CARNIVOROUS SHEEP 2499        4   0  0    33       WILD KINGDOM (283)
 JAYNE THE RIPPER 2599         3   7  0    28       SAND DANCERS (68)
-AMANDA 2604                   3   0  0    25       THE FELLOWSHIP (298)
 TYLER DURDEN 2577             1   4  0    25       PROJECT:  MAYHEM (295)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DOUBLE DOWN 2578              2   0  0    23       PARANOID ENVY (294)
 STRIKE ONE 2418               1   0  0    19       PBA (275)
 MARYANITA II 2571             3   4  0    17       TREE PEOPLE (265)
-ARMOREDILLO 2498              3   1  0    17       WILD KINGDOM (283)
 DARK ARENA 2611               3   2  0    11       GIRLS X3 (299)
 HAA-THORN 2610                1   0  0     9       TREE PEOPLE (265)
 THREE PLUS THREE 2496         1   0  0     9       PBA (275)
-ARAGORN 2601                  1   2  0     5       THE FELLOWSHIP (298)
 FLIKR 2600                    0   1  0     1       THE FELLOWSHIP (298)
 NOB 2602                      0   1  0     1       THE FELLOWSHIP (298)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
JANET JACKSON 2616     0  1 0 GIRLS X3 299          SPYMASTER 22          290 NONE    
ASHLEE SIMPSON 2617    0  1 0 GIRLS X3 299          HIGH ELF 19           290 NONE    
PILAR MONTENEGRO 2612  0  2 0 GIRLS X3 299          APPLE-TREE 2566       287 REVENGED
UNO 2618               0  1 0 PARANOID ENVY 294     MISTRESS MIGONELLE 23 290 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Paragon -- If you're such a blasted paragon, and I don't see that, myself, why are
you envious of anybody else?  Granted, I'm an elf and therefore perfect, but still,
you could never BE a perfect elf, so just settle for being a perfect human, lowly
though that might be, and let it go at that. -- Irlon

Double Down -- If you go on about how perfect elves are, I will scream.  I get enough
of that at home from Irlon. -- Jayne the Ripper

I don't know what Billie's going on about.  The orc bit and all.  I'm an orc, and
look at me!  I'm a Lord Protector. -- One-Eye Teo
P.S.  11  11  11  13  15  14  11.  Not bad, eh?  Just an ordinary guy, and I made
Lord Protector.  But...great axe?  Never tried one of those.  And TWO tactics, bash
and rip both.  Not bad, eh?
P.P.S.  So what if the Venomous Concubine is a guy?  An orc takes any job he can get
in this town.

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!

31 January 2005
     My fellow duelists I come before you bearing a sad and unfortunate message.
Several months ago our group, the Vendetta Cartel, had lost contact with one of our
friends.  Since he was in contact or correspondence on an almost daily basis there
was concern amongst us.  With some research two of our members discovered why contact
was lost with him.
     On November 10, 2004, Richard Hammes was taken from us in a senseless act of
violence during a robbery attempt at a friend's store where he sometimes worked.  He
was watching the store so his friend could go home to tend to his son who had taken
ill.  You may have known Rich as Abarsis, The Slaughter Priest ; richh10 on the RT;
or gameogre on the Duel2 messageboard.  You may not have known that he spent 13 years
serving the United States in the Navy.
     Rich dearly loved this game and all it encompassed.  He may not have been the
best or most experienced manager but he loved to interact with others and was quick
to offer advice whenever anyone asked for help.  He was always kind and gracious and
tried to strengthen our game, often by helping new players feel welcome or give them
a chance to compete.  With his prolific posting I know that I am simply speaking the
obvious about what he did for our game.  Many, like me, were drawn to him, perhaps
for his kind nature or his sense of humor, and it appears he lived his life as he
played this game.  Always willing to help or do right by others.
     I realize that he had many friends outside the VC so I will include the link to
the news story in case any of his other friends would like to know more of what
happened.  We're all dealt a hand in life but it's not the strength of the hand
you're dealt but rather how you play it that really matters.  Rich played his hand to
the very best of his human ability and for this I admire him greatly.  I know we all
choose to like or dislike managers but I believe deep down we are all good and
decent, in this game, and will drop party (alliance) lines and will show the proper
respect.
     http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20041112/news_7m12clerk.html
     Rich was taken from us all to soon and with so much left to offer the community
around him.  He spoke of a desire to run a contest on the Duel2 site which I hope to
uphold in his name.  Some of the people I have spoken with think it would be a nice
gesture to do one final good act in Rich's name, though it could never match what he
would've done within his community, for his community of San Diego.  I hope that with
this contest we might raise a little money to donate to an appropriate charity within
San Diego in his name.
     In conclusion I send a message to Rich:
     "Rich, though I'm sure you gathered this I never really told you how much I
admired you and what a friend I considered you.  I thank you for being my voice of
reason and always reminding me of why we both loved this game so much!  You have
taught me one final valuable lesson in learning more of you.  There are things far
more valuable in life than material possessions such as character and kindness.  That
nothing going on in your life means that you cannot find a way to be kind and giving
to others.  We always spoke of meeting someday and until we finally do know that you
will live on in with me and the rest of your brothers and sisters in the Cartel:
Master Darque, Kat, Bum, Sensei Jan, Maximillian, Hammer, Fizban, Firehawk, Phat
Phat.  You increased all of our enjoyment of this game, you were a true ambassador of
Duelmasters, and the game will not be quite the same without you.  A farewell battle
cry from the ZalCon:  'Confusion to our enemies'.  May your soul rest in peace, my
friend."
     Should anyone wish to correspond about Rich feel free to contact myself, or
anyone else within the Vendetta Cartel.
     Street Legal
     Jeff Bura
     The Death Squad(63) in Tobir or triumph1971@hotmail.com

31 January 2005
     Be it known throughout Alastari that Hammer is no longer a member of the
Vendetta Cartel alliance.
     A difference of opinion with another highly respected member of the VC due to my
recent vocal actions in DM 47 can only be resolved by my resignation from the VC as
of January 29, 2005.
     I leave of my own accord, in good standing with all members and with no hard
feelings towards anyone in the Vendetta Cartel.
     There was a time when I felt that my membership in the VC made the alliance
stronger.  I know that my resignation today makes the Vendetta Cartel a stronger
alliance with my absence. -- Hammer

1 February 2005
                           St. Valentine's Massacre update
My apologies, the Kill Contest starting on turn 476 in Jhans will run for 10 (ten)
turns ending on turn number 486.
                                                                   Azrael

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

JANET JACKSON was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
ASHLEE SIMPSON was butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
UNO was murdered by MISTRESS MIGONELLE in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
GABRIELLE REECE was subdued by APPLE-TREE in a action packed 1 minute Bloodfeud fight.
TERMINOTTER III devastated IRLON in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
BOXWOOD luckily beat DANNI ROGERS in a crowd pleasing 2 minute bloody Challenge match.
BLONDE BILLIE won victory over CHIP-WOOD in a 3 minute Title fight.
ONE-EYE TEO devastated BABY SPLIT in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched match.
FIVE + FIVE defeated PARAGON in a action packed 1 minute melee.
150 won victory over CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute duel.
MARYANITA II lost to JAYNE THE RIPPER in a 2 minute gruesome fight.
TYLER DURDEN vanquished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
DARK ARENA was overpowered by STRIKE ONE in a 3 minute one-sided melee.
THREE PLUS THREE defeated FLIKR in a 2 minute novice's match.
HAA-THORN bested NOB in a 1 minute brutal amateur's conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|PARRY-LUNGE                      5         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   2 -  0      80  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         AIMED BLOW        11 -   5 -  0      69  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-LUNGE       11 -   6 -  0      65  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    19 -  12 -  1      61  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         WALL OF STEEL     10 -   8 -  1      56  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY        1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   7 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK    10 -  14 -  0      42  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -  11 -  0      39  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 290 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        2 -  3         3  PARRY-LUNGE    
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  3         3  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         2  BASHING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  4         1  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       BLONDE BILLIE 2501         20  10  0  108 SAND DANCERS (68)
PARRY-LUNGE      CHIP-WOOD 2425             11   8  0   82 TREE PEOPLE (265)
BASHING ATTACK   TERMINOTTER III 2428        9   1  0   72 WILD KINGDOM (283)
STRIKING ATTACK  150 2567                    6   1  1   70 PBA (275)
LUNGING ATTACK   GABRIELLE REECE 2613        4   1  1   34 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, CHIP-WOOD 2425, GABRIELLE REECE 2613, BOXWOOD 2565, 150 2567, MARYANITA II 
2571, JAYNE THE RIPPER 2599, APPLE-TREE 2566, BABY SPLIT 2432, and FIVE + FIVE 2553.

The least popular fighter this week was STRIKE ONE 2418.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DARK ARENA 2611, IRLON 2489, UNO 2618, JANET JACKSON 2616, NOB 2602, 
TYLER DURDEN 2577, TERMINOTTER III 2428, ASHLEE SIMPSON 2617, HAA-THORN 2610, and 
FLIKR 2600.

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

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

                 FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY XXXV

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
HST 1738 (108-75-1)                    6  3  0         PRESIDENTS           
SVEN THORFIN 1622 (71-38-5)            2  4  0         DOMINATION           

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
JON SNOW 2389 (24-2-2)                 4  3  0         DARK TOADS           
300 2346 (24-19-0)                     0  3  0         PBA                  
PINE 2350 (24-13-1)                    0  3  0         TREE PEOPLE          
SPLIT 2347 (26-18-0)                   0  3  0         PBA                  

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
KARA HELLBLADE 2588 (18-4-0)           1  3  0         NOTORIOUS BASTARDS   
PROOKIE 2345 (25-16-1)                 0  3  0         PBA                  

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TERMINOTTER III 2428 (8-1-0)           0  3  0         WILD KINGDOM         

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ILLUSIONIST 2511 (2-0-0)               4  3  0         DARK TOADS II        
TYLER DURDEN 2577 (0-4-0)              2  3  0         PROJECT:  MAYHEM     
ABJURER 2534 (3-1-0)                   1  3  0         DARK TOADS II        

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
OLAF THORFIN 1720 (3-1-0)              2  3  0         DOMINATION           
DANNI ROGERS 2609 (4-0-0)              0  3  0         GIRLS X3             

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
HAA-THORN 2610 (0-0-0)                 2  3  0         TREE PEOPLE          
THREE PLUS THREE 2496 (0-0-0)          2  3  0         PBA