DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/25/2006    Duedate: 10/07/2006

NIANIA ARENA

DM-2    TURN-438

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MARETHA
THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
(2-5370) [17-3-0,152]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MARETHA                        JENNIFER LOPEZ
THE GOLDEN FISH (147)          BABY GOT BACK (640)
(2-5370) [17-3-0,152]          (2-5416) [1-0-0,19]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MELLISANDE                     MELLISANDE
THE GOLDEN FISH (147)          THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
(2-5332) [23-16-1,115]         (2-5332) [23-16-1,115]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE GOLDEN FISH (147)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BABY GOT BACK (640)         33
2. THE GOLDEN FISH (147)       30      BLOOD BATH (539)
3. BLOOD BATH (539)            14      Unchartered Team
4. MASTERS OF SAND (636)        0
5. 071409B (638)               -9      071409B (638)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 BLOOD BATH (539)          17   4  1 81.0   1/ 1 THE GOLDEN FISH (147)    10  5 0
 2/ 2 INQUISITION SL5 (631)     28  15  1 65.1   2/ 5 BLOOD BATH (539)          2  1 1
 3/ 3*071409B (638)              2   2  0 50.0   3- 2 MASTERS OF SAND (636)     2  1 0
 4/ 4 THE GOLDEN FISH (147)    478 640 12 42.8   4/ 3*071409B (638)             2  1 0
 5- 5 MASTERS OF SAND (636)     16  22  0 42.1   5/ 4 INQUISITION SL5 (631)     1  3 0
 6/ 0*BABY GOT BACK (640)        1   4  0 20.0   6/ 0*BABY GOT BACK (640)       1  4 0

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

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     I suppose it is a "Shocking," though not surprising, style match for you.  But I
certainly do LIKE the "one-shot" fights...when I'm the one shooting and not the one
being shot.  Better luck someday, I suppose.

                                       Maretha

                                      SPY REPORT

     Much has changed in NIANIA since last I was here.  Never fear, Olaf Modeen 
adapts to many situations, as do all successful fighters.  Up 'n down.  Up 'n down.  
Rankings always change.  Up 'n down.  I think I'm gonna be...  Well, BLOOD BATH's 2nd 
moved them up to 1-0-0 place.  What's with JENNIFER LOPEZ?  She actually beat THE 
GOLDEN FISH's LARSEN E, and walked away with 19 more points from the fight.  Major 
screwup at THE GOLDEN FISH.  LARSEN E lost 11 points to JENNIFER LOPEZ.  Some new 
strategies, perhaps?  Maybe LARSEN E will provide more easy wins...  Apparently 
NIANIA isn't filled with as many gutless wonders as I thought.  The Dreaded 
Duelmaster got 2 challenges this turn!  INQUISITION SL5's hatred of THE GOLDEN FISH 
surfaced again as THE SHOCKER challenged NIANIA's top dog.  Try as she might, THE 
SHOCKER wasn't good enough at persuading MARETHA to step down from the Duelmaster's 
throne...  Advice to fighters with a 1 will--give up fighting!   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.  The most avoided team was 
BLOOD BATH.  In my day, no team with a 16-4-1 would scare me off!  What's the 
problem, 071409B?   
     Warriors of NIANIA unite.  You have only your games to lose!  How long have I 
been here?  I got people to see, places to go...   
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  All work 
and no play makes Olaf a dull fighter.  Work and play no fighter dull Olaf.  
Olaffighterwork and no play.  Remember--a good fighter needs both good skills and 
good luck.  Until next time,-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MARETHA 5370                 17   3  0   152       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MELLISANDE 5332              23  16  1   115       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
 SPIKE MCGOLD 5318            23  19  0   100       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
 THE SHOCKER 5356             16   4  1    99       INQUISITION SL5 (631)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MARI COY 5342                20  11  0    90       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
 SHOCKING 5352                12   9  0    77       INQUISITION SL5 (631)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PITER DEVRIES 5392            5   4  0    59       MASTERS OF SAND (636)
-PAUL ATREIDES 5393            4   5  0    58       MASTERS OF SAND (636)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BLOOD BLISTER 4622            3   0  0    33       BLOOD BATH (539)
 BLOOD MASTER 5346             2   1  1    33       BLOOD BATH (539)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JENNIFER LOPEZ 5416           1   0  0    19       BABY GOT BACK (640)
 ORANGE 5406                   2   2  0    16       071409B (638)
 LARSEN E 5421                 1   1  0     4       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
 ROSIE O'DONNELL 5419          0   1  0     1       BABY GOT BACK (640)
 KIRSTIE ALLIE 5420            0   1  0     1       BABY GOT BACK (640)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
BIG 5418               0  1 0 BABY GOT BACK 640     DARK CHAMPION 24      438 NONE    
HUGE 5417              0  1 0 BABY GOT BACK 640     MOUNTAIN TROLL 18     438 NONE    
LAMBRAY 5415           0  1 0 THE GOLDEN FISH 147   BLOOD MASTER 5346     436         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

The Shocker -- It would be more shocking if one of us did NOT fight you each turn.
After all, aside from the standbys, who else is there? -- Mari Coy

Seef Haraine, Venomous Concubine -- Gently there, no point in getting excited,
exhausted, or seriously injured.  Our audience of...I believe we're up to THREE will
not criticize.  They daren't lest we go on strike. -- Mellisande

Insurance Salesman -- Bah.  What a fool. -- Spike McGold

I eat beggars for breakfast. -- Larsen E.
P.S.  With mustard.

The Sentinel -- I am talking to myself, sometimes.  Who do you think "channels" the
standbys? -- Nick, The Golden Fish
P.S.  It's a dirty job, but somebody's got to do it.
P.P.S.  Or so they tell me.
P.P.P.S.  But it's hard to keep track of who owes whom a personal this way.
P.P.P.P.S.  But we do appreciate your appreciation.  It warms the cockles of our
fingers and eases the writer's cramp.

Seef Haraine -- MONKEY woman?  Listen, you daughter of a muskrat, I'm descended
from...wait, let me check my papers.  What?  A mermaid?  There are such things?  I
mean, sure there are, but HERE?  Well, okay.  I'm not a monkey, you muskrat, I'm a
fish. -- Mari Coy
P.S.  Somehow, that didn't come out sounding quite right....

Ssothiss, Assassin by trade -- Yes, it IS worse. -- Mellisande
P.S.  When a cow or a duck demonstrates sentience, ethics (well, some people do), and
aesthetic sensibility, then I'll worry about them.

Geroge Krag -- No orc is going to judge MY brains.  What do orcs know? -- Spike
McGold

Korvoskol Turo -- True.  Save your strength for the fights that matter, like the one
with the landlord to get the roof fixed. -- Maretha

Arenamistress Vora -- Couldn't we change the wording in the charter?  Maybe say we've
got a Convicted Murderer instead of an Assassin? -- Mellisande

Listen, you anonymous commentator!  We're not "patsies."  Badly matched almost every
time, yes, but not patsies.  We've got our reasons to be out there, just like every
OTHER gladiator. -- Moro Salleshi, Ambitious Guard and Spokes-standby

Larsen E. -- And people call ME a thief!  Cheese. -- Ressero, Beggar in good standing

Spike McGold -- Not unless you pay your premium. -- M Laymoness Chardinee, purveyor
of insurance

Mellisande -- You're just jealous because I have beautiful fur and you have that
pitiful little thatch on top of your head. -- Seef Haraine

Mari Coy -- BIT you?  Nonsense.  Why would I want to chew on some monkey? -- Seef
Haraine

26 August 2006
The Avengers of Light.  Another VC lackey?  What's the matter VC, are you scared?
Bringing in reinforcements.  It matters not, bring your avengers and they shall be
crushed!  I am Dark Knight Blackstorm and I represent the Desolate Empire and can
easily be found in 8, 28, 31, 47, 54, and 106.  I reply with steel and your women
shall cry when they start the body count!!!!!!!!!  Remember to sign your posts to
whoever from the VC wrote that earlier Ad. -- Dark Knight Blackstorm

4 September 2006
Civil War/The Crusades

The next edition of the Civil War series is to be held in Tobir, arena 14, beginning
November 25th with a round where all participating managers must DA all 5 of their
warriors; in addition all warriors must be prefixed with an A an F or a D in the
following manner:  A-Broke Stroker or (A) Broke Stroker.  Names simply beginning with
the letter of your federation will NOT count as properly prefixed!  Existing teams
are welcome but no warrior who survives the DA who had prior Fight Experience (arena
or tourney) will be allowed to score or challenge into the contest teams.  There will
be an equal number of teams set up for each of the three factions (Andorian, Free
Blades, and Delarquan) to create sides as equal as possible.  This along with the DA
round should set up pretty equal footing for all managers.  After the DA there will
be another round where you can either DA again or fight your new, or surviving,
warriors so they will be set up to challenge an opponent beginning on round 1.  So as
a recap DA round, turn 0, then turn 1 it begins with the following rules:

The Civil War to be held in arena 14.
- The contest runs for 10-28 turns (barring ties).
- No tourney participation allowed.  Teams with warriors participating in any
  tournament are disqualified.
- An even number of teams per faction worked out by the Faction Leaders.  No later
  substitutions are allowed.
- If a manager brings in a second team and challenges into the contest he is DQ'd and
  his side will fight one team short!
- Three factions will be participating:  Andorian, Delarquan, Free Blades
- Everyone prefixes their warrior with A-, F-, or D- (No prefix = disqualification of
  the warrior)
- Turn DA:  (The DA Round) November 25, 2006.  Every warrior must DA.  (Warriors not
  DA'd on Turn 0 are disqualified)
- Turn 0:  December 9th, 2006.  There will be no scoring this turn it is meant to
  allow for challenges on turn 1.
- Turn 1+:  Scoring as detailed below
- Each team gets 1 point for defeating a warrior from an opposing team.
- Fights against warriors on your team do not generate points in any situation.
- The team with the most points each turn gets a Battle Point (if there is a tie for
  the most points then no Battle Points are accrued)
- The first team to 10 Battle Points wins the war
- Managers of teams on the winning side each receive a +1 bonus potion to be used on
  a warrior on their contest team.  This must be applied within a month of the
  conclusion of the contest and the team must have been active on the last turn of
  the contest.

Anyone wishing to participate, and feels they can probably stick around for the
duration (don't want to handicap a side, of course unforeseeable events cannot be
planned for), should either diplo me at THE DEATH SQUAD(63) in Tobir (arena 14) or
place a personal ad in the arena.  You may also contact me via the Duel2.com boards!
Let me know which faction you would like to fight for!  This contest is intended to
be open to ALL managers wishing to pit themselves against each other to try and
determine which faction has the best managers! -- Street Legal

14 September 2006
     I am back in the arena and thinking back to those days in 1984 where I was a
novice and clueless manager.
     Now, 22 years later it looks like I am an ancient and once again clueless
manager.
     I am looking to recover some old warriors.  Since none of them are Aimed Blows,
they are no threat to win anything.  I just want to see how they turned out.

The Couatl 2-17
Madam Butterfly 20-701
Gypsy Moth 20-703
King Crab 21-1
Priestess Python 26-1388

Please contact me at DekeYoung@Comcast.net if you know about any of these ancient
warriors, or just want to bs about the old, old, old times.

25 September 2006
It is obvious that the Dark Knights wish to be shown the light.  Allow me to step
forward and blind them with truth.  YOU ARE WORTHLESS!!!  The Dark Knights are so
afraid of the light that they hide behind their black armor and empty threats.  It is
too bad they are unwilling to actually FIGHT us!  I guess our natural light is too
bright for you all to face!  Fear us, for we are here! -- Gemini Goldphoenix,
Overlord of the Avengers of Light!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BIG was barely slain by DARK CHAMPION in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
HUGE was butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
THE SHOCKER was subdued by MARETHA in a exciting 1 minute Challenge Title melee.
MELLISANDE overpowered VETERAN MERCENARY in a 2 minute bloody mismatched duel.
MARI COY overpowered VETERAN MERCENARY in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided fight.
SPIKE MCGOLD devastated SHOCKING in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
ORANGE was devastated by BLOOD MASTER in a 1 minute mismatched match.
LARSEN E was handily defeated by JENNIFER LOPEZ in a 1 minute uneven fight.
ROSIE O'DONNELL was vanquished by MORDANT DESERTER in a 2 minute gruesome uneven duel.
KIRSTIE ALLIE was overpowered by MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       3         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   2 -  0      80  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -   4 -  0      69  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   4 -  0      64  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         BASHING ATTACK     8 -   6 -  0      57  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK     4 -   3 -  1      57  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW        14 -  12 -  0      54  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         STRIKING ATTACK    0 -   6 -  0       0  |

Turn 438 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  MARETHA 5370               17   3  0  152 THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    MELLISANDE 5332            23  16  1  115 THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
BASHING ATTACK   SPIKE MCGOLD 5318          23  19  0  100 THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
AIMED BLOW       THE SHOCKER 5356           16   4  1   99 INQUISITION SL5 (631)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    MARI COY 5342              20  11  0   90 THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MELLISANDE 5332.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was MELLISANDE 5332.  The ten other most popular fighters were BIG 5418, MARI COY 
5342, THE SHOCKER 5356, MARETHA 5370, SPIKE MCGOLD 5318, BLOOD MASTER 5346, JENNIFER 
LOPEZ 5416, HUGE 5417, SHOCKING 5352, and ORANGE 5406.

The least popular fighter this week was KIRSTIE ALLIE 5420.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were ROSIE O'DONNELL 5419, LARSEN E 5421, ORANGE 5406, SHOCKING 
5352, HUGE 5417, JENNIFER LOPEZ 5416, BLOOD MASTER 5346, SPIKE MCGOLD 5318, MARETHA 
5370, and THE SHOCKER 5356.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

MARETHA (2-5370) THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
THE SHOCKER (2-5356) INQUISITION SL5 (631)

                 FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY XLI

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
OXYGEN THIEF 3726 (145-71-4)           2  3  0         ODD SQUAD            
DEADLY BEAR 3688 (103-84-0)            1  5  0         THE  BEARS           

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CYCLONE 4520 (72-43-5)                 6  3  0         THE LAST STRAW       
GARET JAX 2836 (81-68-2)               3  3  0         MYTH AND MIGHT       
DARK GUARDIAN 2126 (72-67-0)           2  3  0         MYTH AND MIGHT       

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
YOBER 4537 (21-15-1)                   0  3  0         OF WOLF AND MAN 6    

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DICCON 4795 (0-0-0)                    1  3  0         SINISTER POSSE       
KAZAMON 4540 (2-0-0)                   0  3  0         OF WOLF AND MAN 6    

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
LOKI 5361 (0-0-0)                      7  3  0         JGW FREE VERSE       
INGRID 5382 (0-0-0)                    2  3  0         OF WOLF AND MAN 6