DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/28/2005    Duedate: 07/11/2005

JHELUM ARENA

DM-4    TURN-526

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

VANGUARD
ORCCON THUGS (572)
(4-5966) [26-10-0,115]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

VAGABOND                       POSITION IS EMPTY
SEA DOGS (575)                 
(4-6049) [11-5-0,124]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SOGNATORE                      ROGUE 7
DREAMERS (569)                 HITMEN FOR HIRE (560)
(4-5895) [19-17-1,117]         (4-5813) [17-13-0,102]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)       31
2. LOTHLORIEN (579)            30      SEA DOGS (575)
3. HARMONY (586)               11      Unchartered Team
4. HITMEN FOR HIRE (560)       10
5. ARENA FELINES (554)          8      HARMONY (586)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*HARMONY (586)              7   3  1 70.0   1/ 1*THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)     8  7 2
 2/ 2 SEA DOGS (575)            11   5  0 68.8   2/ 4*HARMONY (586)             7  3 1
 3/ 3 PURPLE AND GOLD (571)     84  42  4 66.7   3/ 7 ARENA FELINES (554)       6  2 0
 4/ 4 ORCCON THUGS (572)        79  47  4 62.7   4/ 3 LOTHLORIEN (579)          6  7 1
 5/ 5*THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)     27  18  4 60.0   5/10 PURPLE AND GOLD (571)     4  3 0
 6/ 6 BLACK & BLUE (547)        79  63  3 55.6   6/ 2 DREAMERS (569)            4  5 0
 7/ 7 HITMEN FOR HIRE (560)     63  59  3 51.6   7/ 8 ORCCON THUGS (572)        3  0 0
 8/ 8 LOTHLORIEN (579)          24  23  2 51.1   8/ 9 SEA DOGS (575)            3  0 0
 9/ 9 ARENA FELINES (554)       63  67  0 48.5   9/ 5 HITMEN FOR HIRE (560)     3  3 0
10-10 F BALLS (523)             43  51  6 45.7  10- 6 F BALLS (523)             2  3 0
11-11 TEERAK HA (553)           19  23  1 45.2  11-12 TEERAK HA (553)           1  0 0
12/12 DREAMERS (569)            71  91  5 43.8  12-13 FORCE OF FIVE (535)       1  2 0
13-13 FORCE OF FIVE (535)       49  71  6 40.8  13/14 BLACK & BLUE (547)        1  2 0
14/14 DOGS OF WAR (115)        336 519 21 39.3  14/11 DOGS OF WAR (115)         1  5 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     So why do I have this bag over my head?  Because I am The Unknown Spymaster and 
I'm going to give you a spy report!.  It was a tough week for DREAMERS, to drop 4 
places in the rankings.  Coming up with a solid 1-0-0 outing, PURPLE AND GOLD has 
advanced 5 places in the rankings.  ARENA FELINES is no joke as it posted a 3-0-0 
week advancing from 7th place to 3rd place.  Hey everybody, watch out for SCANDALF, 
who flew up 21 points in the rankings after mashing DOGFACE like a melon.  Keep your 
eye on this guy.  Ya know, some days it doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  
DOGFACE was subdued by SCANDALF and drops 11 points.  Our battling duelmaster 
VANGUARD has managed to hold the title, fending off ROGUE 7's none too subtle 
advances.  Better luck next time, HITMEN FOR HIRE.  Can you believe they are paying 
me 10 gold to deliver this stuff?   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the JHELUM arena.  Here's a 
song for you:  Who's afraid of the big, bad LOTHLORIEN?  Big bad LOTHLORIEN.  Big bad 
LOTHLORIEN.  JHELUM's afraid of the big bad LOTHLORIEN.  Tra la la la la!  For those 
of you who like math, try this one:  LOTHLORIEN + Weapons That go Boom = THE 
SHALLOWSHIP + Avoid City.  Well just about everybody wants a piece of SOGNATORE, who 
was this week's most challenged warrior.  Was it guts or an overtaxed mental capacity 
that had DARK CHAMPION challenge up 30 points in the rankings to take on SOGNATORE?  
Some advice to DARK CHAMPION.  Please don't challenge up 30 points to fight a 19-17-1 
fighter like, say SOGNATORE.  (Okay, so it may be a little late).  In a touching 
display by a 'touched' warrior, REVEUR went after VAGABOND, who was higher by 22 
points.  Well, when the dust settled, REVEUR lost to VAGABOND.   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  Well, the dead beast HUSBAND 
just took DIFFERENT HATS off its Christmas card list.  The poor beast's bloodfeud 
just expired with zippo results.  Here's some advice:  warriors with little wit and 
will may encounter problems on the trail to the Isle.   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in JHELUM have no 
sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  Okay, so I may not be the 
world's best comedian, but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  And 
remember, you can pick your friends and you can pick your--(loud boos), oh, you've 
heard that one already!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VANGUARD 5966                26  10  0   115       ORCCON THUGS (572)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VAGABOND 6049                11   5  0   124       SEA DOGS (575)
 SOGNATORE 5895               19  17  1   117       DREAMERS (569)
-SNOW FLEA 6087               15   8  1   110       BLACK & BLUE (547)
-SHAQ DADDY 5912              17   8  1   108       PURPLE AND GOLD (571)
-KURT RAMBIS 5917             17   8  0   106       PURPLE AND GOLD (571)
 BAGMAN 5890                  18  11  1   102       HITMEN FOR HIRE (560)
 ROGUE 7 5813                 17  13  0   102       HITMEN FOR HIRE (560)
 PUSSY-FOOTED 5772            14  12  0   101       ARENA FELINES (554)
 REVEUR 5896                  15  21  2    95       DREAMERS (569)
-FIREBALL 5486                14   8  0    95       F BALLS (523)
 PERICLES 5531                23  23  2    94       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 HAPPY CAT 5771               14  11  0    93       ARENA FELINES (554)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAGIC JOHNSON 5904           17  10  1    90       PURPLE AND GOLD (571)
-FOG SHOWER 6100              14  10  1    86       BLACK & BLUE (547)
-GEORGE MIKAN 5910            14  11  1    81       PURPLE AND GOLD (571)
-CAT TUSION 5769              12  19  0    81       ARENA FELINES (554)
 DARK CHAMPION 5689           16  20  0    78       BLACK & BLUE (547)
-ALL LICKERED UP 5770         10  12  0    76       ARENA FELINES (554)
 TRAUMER 5897                 13  23  1    73       DREAMERS (569)
 GETS LAST LICKS 5768         13  13  0    68       ARENA FELINES (554)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SPIDER CLAWS 5692            12   9  1    59       BLACK & BLUE (547)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BORE-O-ME 6216                6   3  1    57       THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
 SCANDALF 6219                 5   4  0    57       THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JOHN DOE 6158                 6   2  0    52       FORCE OF FIVE (535)
-CRAZY IVAN 5998              11   8  2    51       HITMEN FOR HIRE (560)
-RED STORM 5889               10  10  0    50       HITMEN FOR HIRE (560)
 DOGFACE 6031                  6  27  1    46       DOGS OF WAR (115)
-FURBALL 6126                  5   5  4    45       F BALLS (523)
 ARAGANT 6220                  5   4  0    42       THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
-ANNOYING ELLEN 6109           5   5  0    41       FORCE OF FIVE (535)
 RIL 6248                      3   1  1    40       LOTHLORIEN (579)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GIMLET 6218                   7   2  2    32       THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
-FOOT BALL 6246                3   1  0    32       F BALLS (523)
-PUY 5764                      3   2  0    31       TEERAK HA (553)
 ADAGIO 6258                   2   0  0    31       HARMONY (586)
-DIPLOMA 6128                  6   3  0    26       BLACK & BLUE (547)
 SCHEHERAZADE 6257             2   0  1    26       HARMONY (586)
 LEGALASS 6217                 4   5  1    25       THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
-SUPER JACOB 6151              3   4  0    25       FORCE OF FIVE (535)
 CELEBORN 6259                 2   0  0    25       LOTHLORIEN (579)
 HAMMER 6256                   2   0  0    25       HARMONY (586)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MAM 6053                      2   2  0    20       TEERAK HA (553)
-BLINK 6162                    4   5  0    17       LOTHLORIEN (579)
-BUZZKILL 6157                 2   1  0    14       HITMEN FOR HIRE (560)
-FORK BALL 6244                3   1  0    10       F BALLS (523)
-NOK 6032                      1   4  0     7       TEERAK HA (553)
-AM 6055                       1   3  0     6       TEERAK HA (553)
-SILK 6231                     1   3  0     6       FORCE OF FIVE (535)
 RITARDANDO 6255               1   1  0     5       HARMONY (586)
 TRILL 6254                    0   2  0     2       HARMONY (586)
 SILME 6261                    0   1  0     1       LOTHLORIEN (579)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
HUSBAND 5561          18 11 5 DIFFERENT HATS 532    SOGNATORE 5895        522 NOT REVE
HALDOR 6250            2  3 0 LOTHLORIEN 579        GIMLET 6218           526         
GALADRIEL 6251         2  1 0 LOTHLORIEN 579        GIMLET 6218           525         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Vagabond -- Don't you get tired of the wandering life? -- Pericles

Traumer -- I feel terribly traumatized by that fight, does that count? -- Dogface

Ed. -- Ah, that's telling! -- Dogface

     I'm sure. -- Ed., totally confused today

7 June 2005
I am in the process of moving house, and spotlight writing for the next two months
will be very hit-and-miss. -- the Scribe

27 June 2005
ATTENTION ALL YOU ALLIANCE-TYPE PEOPLE:
For the purposes of tourney newsletter alliance listings (when I am able to do them),
you may only be listed in ONE alliance.  In other words, you have to choose!  If you
are a part of Englebert's Alliance and Englebert's Alliance is "part" of Ruthrauf's
Alliance, I will list you EITHER as part of Englebert's Alliance OR as part of
Ruthrauf's Alliance, NOT both.  The default would be the top-level alliance,
Ruthrauf's, in this example.  If you'd rather be listed separately, let me know and I
will do so, but that will be the only listing you get. -- The Saint, keeper of ever-
more-complicated lists

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

HALDOR was butchered by GIMLET in a 2 minute mismatched Bloodfeud fight.
REVEUR lost to VAGABOND in a exciting 1 minute expert's Challenge battle.
DARK CHAMPION was overpowered by SOGNATORE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
VANGUARD bested ROGUE 7 in a exciting 5 minute bloody veteran's Title fight.
PERICLES was devastated by BAGMAN in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
HAPPY CAT bested CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute match.
PUSSY-FOOTED handily defeated TRAUMER in a 1 minute uneven fight.
MAGIC JOHNSON vanquished BORE-O-ME in a action packed 1 minute uneven duel.
GETS LAST LICKS savagely defeated ARAGANT in a 3 minute gory uneven duel.
DOGFACE was overpowered by SCANDALF in a 1 minute uneven match.
RIL beat THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 3 minute fight.
LEGALASS savagely defeated TRILL in a crowd pleasing 7 minute bloody match.
CELEBORN devastated RITARDANDO in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
HAMMER bested EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute amateur's bout.
SCHEHERAZADE overpowered SILME in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
ADAGIO devastated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE 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                       7         TOTAL PARRY       20 -   9 -  0      69  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         SLASHING ATTACK   28 -  18 -  1      61  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         LUNGING ATTACK    27 -  19 -  2      59  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-LUNGE       17 -  13 -  2      57  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW        33 -  32 -  3      51  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   22 -  24 -  2      48  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK    12 -  21 -  1      36  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -  10 -  0      29  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   6 -  1      25  |

Turn 526 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     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  2         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         3  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0                                       2  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  2                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
AIMED BLOW         4 -  3                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1     
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      VANGUARD 5966              26  10  0  115 ORCCON THUGS (572)
LUNGING ATTACK   VAGABOND 6049              11   5  0  124 SEA DOGS (575)
SLASHING ATTACK  SOGNATORE 5895             19  17  1  117 DREAMERS (569)
PARRY-LUNGE      ROGUE 7 5813               17  13  0  102 HITMEN FOR HIRE (560)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    PUSSY-FOOTED 5772          14  12  0  101 ARENA FELINES (554)
AIMED BLOW       MAGIC JOHNSON 5904         17  10  1   90 PURPLE AND GOLD (571)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  BORE-O-ME 6216              6   3  1   57 THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
BASHING ATTACK   SCANDALF 6219               5   4  0   57 THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SOGNATORE 5895.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was ROGUE 7 5813.  The ten other most popular fighters were LEGALASS 6217, GETS LAST 
LICKS 5768, VAGABOND 6049, HAPPY CAT 5771, SOGNATORE 5895, MAGIC JOHNSON 5904, 
VANGUARD 5966, BAGMAN 5890, BORE-O-ME 6216, and RIL 6248.

The least popular fighter this week was TRILL 6254.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SILME 6261, RITARDANDO 6255, DOGFACE 6031, ARAGANT 6220, TRAUMER 5897, 
PERICLES 5531, DARK CHAMPION 5689, HALDOR 6250, SCANDALF 6219, and PUSSY-FOOTED 5772.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

BAGMAN (4-5890) HITMEN FOR HIRE (560)
PERICLES (4-5531) DOGS OF WAR (115)

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XXXIX

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CUNNING FOX 3906 (163-66-3)            4  3  0         TRIBAL COUNCIL       
JACK RABBIT 2713 (171-102-3)           4  3  0         THE BAD BUNNIES      
LAZAR WOLF 1169 (162-109-3)            4  3  0         TRIBAL COUNCIL       
CRYSTALSONG 1078 (137-102-3)           2  3  0         MAURAUDERS           
EXCARBAY 968 (121-124-5)               2  3  0         MAURAUDERS           
THUMPER 3989 (114-92-4)                1  4  0         THE BAD BUNNIES      
HARLOT HARE 3893 (106-108-4)           0  5  0         THE BAD BUNNIES      

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
STANLEY'S CUP 5443 (21-2-0)            2  3  0         SPORTZ!              

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DEAD HARE 3288 (32-0-1)                2  3  0         THE BAD BUNNIES      
MARCH MADNESS 5435 (16-5-0)            1  3  0         SPORTZ!              

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
KENNEDY 5486 (14-8-0)                 10  3  0         THE BOYS             
MR. GLASCOCK 4608 (8-1-0)              4  3  0         SPRINGFIELD          
CAT TUSION 5769 (12-17-0)              2  3  0         ARENA FELINES        
REVEUR 5896 (12-17-1)                  1  3  0         DREAMERS             

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ABHORRENCE 5568 (13-7-2)              15  1  1         DARK TOADS           

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
EMILLE 5357 (6-6-0)                    6  3  0         BLADES OF MIST       
VAGABOND 6049 (6-4-0)                  5  3  0         SCOUNDRELS           
SWAYTHE 5253 (5-7-0)                   4  3  0         BLADES OF MIST       
EZ CHEESY 5885 (6-9-0)                 2  3  0         CHEETO'S HEROES      
TINIETON 5990 (5-7-0)                  1  3  0         WESTSIDE BULLOCKS    
CHEETA 5881 (10-5-0)                   0  1  0  DEAD   CHEETO'S HEROES      

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
WHITE THUNDER 6040 (3-2-0)             5  3  0         TRIBAL COUNCIL       
SUPER JACOB 6151 (2-3-0)               4  3  0         FORCE OF FIVE        
RAZE 6028 (3-7-0)                      0  2  0  DEAD   WESTSIDE BULLOCKS    

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PUY 5764 (2-2-0)                       6  3  0         TEERAK HA            
EVERGREY 6210 (3-1-0)                  1  3  0         MILLENIUM METAL      

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
RANTIRE 6237 (0-0-0)                   2  3  0         BLADES OF MIST       

ADM FOOLS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
THRENODY 4557 (39-47-1)                1  3  0         BLADES OF MIST       
CHICKEN HAWK 3982 (12-11-1)            0  3  0         TRIBAL COUNCIL       
SULACCO 5128 (32-35-2)                 0  3  0         DEATH ON A STIK      

CHALLENGERS FOOL TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SOGNATORE 5895 (14-15-0)               1  3  0         DREAMERS             
TRAUMER 5897 (11-18-1)                 0  3  0         DREAMERS             

CHAMPIONS FOOLS TOURNEY                W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
RAEL 5225 (15-5-1)                     1  3  0         BLADES OF MIST       

ADEPTS FOOLS TOURNEY                   W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TIMMY! 5989 (6-6-1)                    0  3  0         WESTSIDE BULLOCKS    

INITIATES FOOLS TOURNEY                W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
NOD 6043 (4-5-1)                       0  3  0         WESTSIDE BULLOCKS    
SOD 6044 (3-6-0)                       0  3  0         WESTSIDE BULLOCKS    

APPRENTICES FOOL TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
KILLSWITCH ENGAGE 6209 (0-4-0)         2  3  0         MILLENIUM METAL