DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/19/2004    Duedate: 07/31/2004

NIANIA ARENA

DM-2    TURN-386

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TOOFLESS
GLORY BOUND TROLLS (599)
(2-5103) [30-4-0,168]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TOOFLESS                       TALON
GLORY BOUND TROLLS (599)       BLACK/RED KLK (617)
(2-5103) [30-4-0,168]          (2-5250) [2-1-0,33]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ABALONEA                       JARCK
THE GOLDEN FISH (147)          RESURRECTION (570)
(2-5032) [11-43-0,76]          (2-5132) [17-10-0,105]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

GLORY BOUND TROLLS (599)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BLACK/RED KLK (617)         43
2. KNOT WHOLE (443)            35      GLORY BOUND TROLLS (599)
3. BIG COUNTRY (593)           22      Unchartered Team
4. RESURRECTION (570)           2
5. DARK ANGELS (605)            0      BLACK/RED KLK (617)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 DARK ANGELS (605)          8   2  0 80.0   1/ 1 GLORY BOUND TROLLS (599) 11  2 0
 2/ 2 GLORY BOUND TROLLS (599)  76  21  0 78.4   2/ 3 BIG COUNTRY (593)         8  2 0
 3/ 7*BLACK/RED KLK (617)        6   4  0 60.0   3/ 5*BLACK/RED KLK (617)       6  4 0
 4/ 3 BIG COUNTRY (593)         90  73  5 55.2   4/ 2 THE GOLDEN FISH (147)     5 10 0
 5/ 4 RESURRECTION (570)       194 193 17 50.1   5/ 4 KNOT WHOLE (443)          4  3 1
 6/ 5 KNOT WHOLE (443)          19  22  3 46.3   6/ 6 RESURRECTION (570)        2  6 0
 7- 6*BLITZKRIEG II (612)        3   4  1 42.9   7- 7 DARK ANGELS (605)         0  1 0
 8/ 8 THE GOLDEN FISH (147)    328 536  9 38.0   8- 8*BLITZKRIEG II (612)       0  1 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, NIANIA?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Gee, I'm impressed, a 4-1-0 is nice, but 
don't get cocky, BIG COUNTRY, the Fates teach humility, and the Fates are proud.  Of 
course, we're all terribly impressed to see PROWESS win a fight and gain 19 points, 
terribly.  Tsk, tsk, TALON beat PIP and PIP lost 19 points.  You're breakin' my 
heart.  Looks like NIANIA has some guts at least, TOOFLESS the Duelmaster was this 
turn's most-challenged warrior.  JARCK challenged NIANIA's Duelmaster for a shot at 
the throne.  And if variety is the spice of life, NIANIA may be getting bland, as 
TOOFLESS stays top dog in the city.  Kickbacks and bribes, kickbacks and bribes, how 
else do you think some of these guys win their fights?  Skill?  Ha!   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.  NIANIA, 
I am losing what little hope I had in you.  RESURRECTION the most avoided team?  What 
insult will suffice, I cannot say.  And it looks like BIG COUNTRY avoided them the 
most this turn.  What a pack of would be losers, if you ask me.  Hmph.  Looks like 
time for laurels or hemlock, NELLISTHA was challenged by OOZE-O, who was ranked 31 
points below her.  And, oof!  OOZE-O saw stars around its helmet, after losing the 
fight, and disappointing the crowds, I might add.  I guess I can give a little credit 
to SORRY JUNK of BIG COUNTRY for challenging up by 18 to ANALIRA.  SORRY JUNK won to 
get 105 points of recognition.  And we have BRUTUS in a challenge, going down 8 
points for the fight.  Guess what?  I thought BRUTUS showed great skill and promise 
when he beat XENOTH CLY.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  We're all going to die in the end, so why 
worry if the fate catches up with you sooner that later?   
     What does the NIANIA 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                  
 TOOFLESS 5103                30   4  0   168       GLORY BOUND TROLLS (599)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BILLY 5153                   12   5  0   113       BIG COUNTRY (593)
 JARCK 5132                   17  10  0   105       RESURRECTION (570)
 SORRY JUNK 5161              11   6  1   105       BIG COUNTRY (593)
-TOLDERST 5159                14   4  0    95       RESURRECTION (570)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANALIRA 5087                 17  26  1    85       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
 BETTY 5107                   14   7  2    84       BIG COUNTRY (593)
 FORMIDABLE 5177               6   2  3    83       KNOT WHOLE (443)
 YELLOW PIKE 5031             11  43  1    77       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
 ABALONEA 5032                11  43  0    76       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
 PROWESS 5155                  9  13  0    76       KNOT WHOLE (443)
 NELLISTHA 5156               15  14  1    71       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
 LUBAYA 5126                  16  18  0    69       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OOZE-O 5277                   4   1  0    33       GLORY BOUND TROLLS (599)
 TALON 5250                    2   1  0    33       BLACK/RED KLK (617)
-CHYLEYA 5225                  5   4  0    28       RESURRECTION (570)
 BRUTUS 5248                   5   2  0    24       BIG COUNTRY (593)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-UPUP 5105                     3   0  0    23       GLORY BOUND TROLLS (599)
 AZRAEL 5249                   2   1  0    19       BLACK/RED KLK (617)
-QUEMBY 5265                   1   1  0    15       RESURRECTION (570)
 XENOTH CLY 5266               3   5  0    14       RESURRECTION (570)
 PIP 5286                      3   1  0    14       GLORY BOUND TROLLS (599)
-UGLY KID 5223                 1   0  1    14       BLITZKRIEG II (612)
-SIK 5253                      1   0  0    14       BLACK/RED KLK (617)
 POLARIUS 5300                 1   0  0    13       BLACK/RED KLK (617)
 BWA HA 3650                   1   4  0    13       KNOT WHOLE (443)
-HANGMAN 5224                  1   0  0     6       BLITZKRIEG II (612)
 LOU LOU 5294                  1   1  0     4       BIG COUNTRY (593)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-NEVER AGAIN 5222              1   0  0     3       BLITZKRIEG II (612)
-BRICK HOUSE 5220              0   3  0     3       BLITZKRIEG II (612)
-RAINING PAYNE 5221            0   1  0     1       BLITZKRIEG II (612)
-HOSS 5251                     0   1  0     1       BLACK/RED KLK (617)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Wally -- I'll get back to you.  Haven't had a chance but I haven't forgotten you. --
Shocking Toad

Lubaya -- Yes, they do! -- Prowess, not quite up to the task
P.S.  Your eye shadow distracted me.

The Ice Man -- I'd be willing, but unfortunately unable to proxy.  Hope you did well.
-- Sultan, mgr. of Knot Whole

Yellow Pike -- Sorry about your luck.  But you got in my way.  My manager says to
just fight and not look back.  Tough break for you. -- Billy

Nellistha -- I guess you were a victim of Sorry Junk huh?  But don't worry I like
Abalonea a lot better.  But I did enjoy whipping your butt. -- Sorry Junk
P.S.  Hopefully one day my name will be changed to Billy Joel, not that is a good
name.

Xenoth Cly -- Yeah I got you.  But you know, one thing you really aren't the enemy
here.  I just can't get my manager to convince yours to do the right thing.  I will
get better as I go along.  Right now I'm still green behind the ears. -- Brutus

Anaura -- Well, well what did I do wrong.  Damn I hate it when I lose.  My manager
gets us to do extra chores.  That sucks.  I just have to congratulate you on your
nice win.  Well, till we meet again. -- Betty

Mordant Deserter -- You really suck to let a young girl beat you.  I just turned 20
and I beat you silly.  I have blonde hair, blue eyes and the rest of a 10. -- Lou-Lou
P.S.  But I'm a pure country girl.
P.P.S.  I don't like city boys.

12 July 2004
All Readers -- Due to the pressures resulting from preparing for and dealing with the
Face to Face, no spotlights will be written until it's over. -- the Scribe

17 July 2004
I am currently trying to put together a favorites chart for AD warriors.  I
desperately need help with this.  What I need are style, favorite rhythm (ex.:
hi/low), favorite weapons, and tactics.  What would be great is if you could send me
a copy of the invite with the warrior's name, id#, and arena blacked out.  This way,
I can verify that this is an actual warrior.  Minis will work, too!

For those interested, I have both a challenge style vs. style and a match-up style
vs. style chart.  There's about 250 fights calculated in these charts, and I'll be
happy to send a copy to anyone who asks.  You can contact me (if you're a free world
player) at: Rick Stringer, Merit/East, SCI, P.O. Box 500, Georgetown, DE 19947-0500.
If you're in prison, just send a diplo to:  Baphomet, Mgr. Knights Templar (568), DM
#47--North Fork.  (I also have a lot of other charts and info for anyone who wants
it.)  Thanks!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

JARCK was unbelievably bested by TOOFLESS in a 7 minute Challenge Title fight.
SORRY JUNK handily defeated ANALIRA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
OOZE-O was vanquished by NELLISTHA in a popular 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
BRUTUS luckily beat XENOTH CLY in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge competition.
TALON overpowered PIP in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge struggle.
BILLY devastated M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
BETTY viciously subdued LUBAYA in a action packed 1 minute gruesome expert's melee.
YELLOW PIKE was overpowered by FORMIDABLE in a 1 minute gory uneven duel.
ABALONEA was defeated by PROWESS in a popular 6 minute expert's match.
BWA HA was overpowered by AZRAEL in a 1 minute one-sided match.
LOU LOU slimly lost to POLARIUS in a exciting 4 minute brutal amateur's conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         TOTAL PARRY       22 -   8 -  0      73  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         LUNGING ATTACK    20 -  12 -  2      63  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -   7 -  0      61  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK    6 -   5 -  1      55  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         WALL OF STEEL     21 -  19 -  0      53  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -   9 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -  11 -  0      27  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   9 -  0      10  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         AIMED BLOW         0 -   2 -  0       0  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         BASHING ATTACK     0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 386 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:

TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  2         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  2         3  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  2     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      TOOFLESS 5103              30   4  0  168 GLORY BOUND TROLLS (599)
SLASHING ATTACK  BILLY 5153                 12   5  0  113 BIG COUNTRY (593)
LUNGING ATTACK   JARCK 5132                 17  10  0  105 RESURRECTION (570)
WALL OF STEEL    NELLISTHA 5156             15  14  1   71 THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ABALONEA 5032.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was JARCK 5132.  The ten other most popular fighters were ABALONEA 5032, POLARIUS 
5300, PROWESS 5155, BETTY 5107, NELLISTHA 5156, XENOTH CLY 5266, TALON 5250, BILLY 
5153, FORMIDABLE 5177, and LOU LOU 5294.

The least popular fighter this week was BWA HA 3650.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were YELLOW PIKE 5031, LUBAYA 5126, PIP 5286, ANALIRA 5087, AZRAEL 5249, 
OOZE-O 5277, BRUTUS 5248, SORRY JUNK 5161, TOOFLESS 5103, and LOU LOU 5294.