DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/13/2005    Duedate: 05/26/2005

LIN TIRIAN ARENA

DM-78    TURN-297

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TERMINOTTER III
WILD KINGDOM (283)
(78-2428) [15-2-0,161]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TERMINOTTER III                ILLUSIONIST
WILD KINGDOM (283)             DARK TOADS II (292)
(78-2428) [15-2-0,161]         (78-2511) [5-0-0,56]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BLONDE BILLIE                  150
SAND DANCERS (68)              PBA (275)
(78-2501) [22-15-0,81]         (78-2567) [9-2-1,93]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

PBA (275)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE OPERA (303)             44
2. WILD KINGDOM (283)          25      WILD KINGDOM (283)
3. PBA (275)                   22      Unchartered Team
4. SAND DANCERS (68)           12
5. DARK TOADS II (292)          7      THE OPERA (303)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*THE OPERA (303)            3   1  1 75.0   1/ 5 PBA (275)                 7  2 0
 2/ 1 WILD KINGDOM (283)        39  14  1 73.6   2/ 1*HUNTERS (300)             7  8 2
 3/ 3*DARK TOADS II (292)       13   6  0 68.4   3/ 2 SAND DANCERS (68)         5  7 0
 4/ 2 TREE PEOPLE (265)        191  97  9 66.3   4/ 3 WILD KINGDOM (283)        4  4 1
 5/ 5 PBA (275)                126  84  9 60.0   5/ 6*DARK TOADS II (292)       3  0 0
 6/ 4*HUNTERS (300)             19  16  5 54.3   6/ 0*THE OPERA (303)           3  1 1
 7/ 6 SAND DANCERS (68)        568 698 18 44.9   7/ 4 TREE PEOPLE (265)         3  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 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

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in LIN TIRIAN this turn, and let's 
start with a look at some of the teams.  It seems the training can make the 
difference, as HUNTERS is pushed out of top team by PBA, who came from 5th with a 
4-0-0 this turn.  PBA stable has parlayed this turn's 4-0-0 into a 4 space move up 
the rankings.  This brings them up to 1st place.  Good work, guys!  On their very 
first turn, THE OPERA had a 3-1-1, and with this kind of luck or skill, should do 
well.  Welcome to LIN TIRIAN.  And let's see, FAUST fought EMBEZZLING SCRIBE and 
gained 21 points and contributed to THE OPERA's 3-1-1.  BOXWOOD has lost to IRLON, 
falling 8 points, while helping make TREE PEOPLE a 0-2-0 turn.  Defending his title 
for another turn, TERMINOTTER III kept TREE PEOPLE's warrior, CHIP-WOOD, from 
claiming the throne.  By the way, was that our Duelmaster that I saw last night, 
cramped under the table at The Lost Hope Inn?   
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.  TREE PEOPLE has cause to stand tall, as they were LIN 
TIRIAN's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to beat.  And guess 
who avoided TREE PEOPLE stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was WILD KINGDOM.  
Anyone surprised?   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  This is not good to see.  Why pray 
tell has THE LOIN KING been sent to the Dark Arena by WILD KINGDOM?  And why with a 
6-3-1 record??  Is it really true that LIN TIRIAN has more dishwashers per capita 
that fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  Always good to rest in LIN TIRIAN, but never good to wear out my welcome.  
Look for me in future turns.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to paper-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TERMINOTTER III 2428         15   2  0   161       WILD KINGDOM (283)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BABY SPLIT 2432              13  10  2   101       PBA (275)
 150 2567                      9   2  1    93       PBA (275)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHIP-WOOD 2425               13  10  0    86       TREE PEOPLE (265)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLONDE BILLIE 2501           22  15  0    81       SAND DANCERS (68)
 FIVE + FIVE 2553             11   6  0    80       PBA (275)
 IRLON 2489                   11  31  0    72       SAND DANCERS (68)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ILLUSIONIST 2511              5   0  0    56       DARK TOADS II (292)
 JAYNE THE RIPPER 2599         8   9  0    51       SAND DANCERS (68)
-MARYANITA II 2571             6   4  1    51       TREE PEOPLE (265)
 JIGGER KREE 2631              6   1  0    51       SAND DANCERS (68)
-CONJURER 2512                 3   1  0    48       DARK TOADS II (292)
 BOXWOOD 2565                 10   5  0    47       TREE PEOPLE (265)
-ABJURER 2534                  3   1  0    45       DARK TOADS II (292)
-APPLE-TREE 2566               6   3  1    43       TREE PEOPLE (265)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STRIKE ONE 2418               5   0  0    31       PBA (275)
-NECROMANCER 2520              2   1  0    29       DARK TOADS II (292)
 DRACKO 2622                   5   2  1    27       HUNTERS (300)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THUMPER 2639                  2   1  1    22       HUNTERS (300)
 DAKKON 2623                   5   2  0    21       HUNTERS (300)
 FAUST 2645                    1   0  1    21       THE OPERA (303)
 SAJA 2619                     3   4  2    19       HUNTERS (300)
-ARMOREDILLO 2498              3   1  0    17       WILD KINGDOM (283)
 WOZZECK 2644                  1   0  0    15       THE OPERA (303)
 MEDEE 2646                    1   0  0     7       THE OPERA (303)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
EMBEZZLING SCRIBE 5    0  1 0   1                   DRACKO 2622           297 NONE    
EMBEZZLING SCRIBE 5    0  1 0   1                   FAUST 2645            297 NONE    
VALARIA 2620           3  4 0 HUNTERS 300           MOUNTAIN TROLL 18     297 NONE    
ALCINA 2643            0  1 0 THE OPERA 303         STONE GOLEM 26        297 NONE    
THE LOIN KING 2431     6  4 1 WILD KINGDOM 283      BLACK ORC 20          297 NONE    
SLUG 2640              0  1 0 WILD KINGDOM 283      HIGH ELF 19           297 NONE    
WORM 2641              0  1 0 WILD KINGDOM 283      MOUNTAIN TROLL 18     297 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Baby Split -- With chocolate syrup and peanuts, I hope? -- Blonde Billie

Five + Five -- This is a trick question, right? -- Irlon, pondering the New Math

Boxwood -- The thing is, boxwood SMELLS funny.  I really don't like it. -- Jayne the
Ripper

Okay, this is TOO MUCH.  I am NOT a dwarf, and the Captured Orc is not my dwarf
cousin! -- Jigger Kree

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

THE LOIN KING was barely slain by BLACK ORC in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
VALARIA was viciously butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 2 minute Dark Arena battle.
ALCINA was murdered by STONE GOLEM in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SLUG was barely slain by HIGH ELF in a 2 minute Dark Arena brawl.
WORM was viciously butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 2 minute gory Dark Arena fight.
TERMINOTTER III demolished CHIP-WOOD in a 1 minute mismatched Title competition.
BABY SPLIT savagely defeated BLONDE BILLIE in a 3 minute bloody veteran's struggle.
FIVE + FIVE handily defeated JIGGER KREE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
150 slimly won victory over M. CHARDINEE in a action packed 3 minute duel.
IRLON vanquished BOXWOOD in a 1 minute uneven fight.
ILLUSIONIST vanquished DAKKON in a 2 minute brutal one-sided fight.
JAYNE THE RIPPER handily defeated THUMPER in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
STRIKE ONE subdued SAJA in a crowd pleasing 6 minute match.
DRACKO put to death EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 2 minute contest.
WOZZECK demolished PERSISTANT BEGGAR in a 1 minute mismatched match.
FAUST executed EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
MEDEE defeated MORDANT DESERTER in a 5 minute novice's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         TOTAL PARRY        6 -   0 -  0     100  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-STRIKE      11 -   3 -  0      79  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         STRIKING ATTACK   16 -  10 -  2      62  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         WALL OF STEEL     12 -  10 -  1      55  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         BASHING ATTACK    14 -  13 -  2      52  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    16 -  15 -  3      52  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         AIMED BLOW         5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-LUNGE       10 -  13 -  0      43  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   7 -  1      22  |

Turn 297 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      1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  2         3  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  2         2  BASHING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  2         1  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  3         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   TERMINOTTER III 2428       15   2  0  161 WILD KINGDOM (283)
PARRY-LUNGE      BABY SPLIT 2432            13  10  2  101 PBA (275)
STRIKING ATTACK  150 2567                    9   2  1   93 PBA (275)
AIMED BLOW       BLONDE BILLIE 2501         22  15  0   81 SAND DANCERS (68)
LUNGING ATTACK   ILLUSIONIST 2511            5   0  0   56 DARK TOADS II (292)
PARRY-STRIKE     JIGGER KREE 2631            6   1  0   51 SAND DANCERS (68)
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 150 2567.  The ten other most popular fighters were SAJA 2619, BABY SPLIT 
2432, THE LOIN KING 2431, SLUG 2640, WORM 2641, TERMINOTTER III 2428, ILLUSIONIST 
2511, VALARIA 2620, FIVE + FIVE 2553, and IRLON 2489.

The least popular fighter this week was MEDEE 2646.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were STRIKE ONE 2418, THUMPER 2639, DAKKON 2623, JIGGER KREE 2631, ALCINA 
2643, FAUST 2645, DRACKO 2622, BOXWOOD 2565, BLONDE BILLIE 2501, and CHIP-WOOD 2425.