DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/12/2005    Duedate: 07/25/2005

JHELUM ARENA

DM-4    TURN-527

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

VANGUARD
ORCCON THUGS (572)
(4-5966) [27-10-0,118]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SOGNATORE                      HAMMER
DREAMERS (569)                 HARMONY (586)
(4-5895) [20-17-1,127]         (4-6256) [3-0-0,43]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SOGNATORE                      BRUNO
DREAMERS (569)                 LOTHLORIEN (579)
(4-5895) [20-17-1,127]         (4-6262) [1-0-0,11]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DREAMERS (569)              26
2. ARENA FELINES (554)         24      PURPLE AND GOLD (571)
3. LOTHLORIEN (579)            20      Unchartered Team
4. BLACK & BLUE (547)          19
5. HARMONY (586)               17      HARMONY (586)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 2 SEA DOGS (575)            11   5  0 68.8   1/ 1 THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)     9  6 2
 2/ 1*HARMONY (586)             10   5  1 66.7   2/ 3 ARENA FELINES (554)       6  3 0
 3/ 3 PURPLE AND GOLD (571)     84  43  4 66.1   3/ 6 DREAMERS (569)            6  3 0
 4/ 4 ORCCON THUGS (572)        80  47  4 63.0   4/ 2*HARMONY (586)             6  4 0
 5/ 5 THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)     28  22  4 56.0   5/ 4 LOTHLORIEN (579)          6  8 1
 6/ 6 BLACK & BLUE (547)        80  63  3 55.9   6/ 7 ORCCON THUGS (572)        3  0 0
 7/ 7 HITMEN FOR HIRE (560)     63  61  3 50.8   7/ 9 HITMEN FOR HIRE (560)     3  3 0
 8/ 8 LOTHLORIEN (579)          26  26  2 50.0   8- 8 SEA DOGS (575)            2  0 0
 9/ 9 ARENA FELINES (554)       65  68  0 48.9   9/13 BLACK & BLUE (547)        1  2 0
10-10 F BALLS (523)             43  51  6 45.7  10/ 5 PURPLE AND GOLD (571)     1  2 0
11/12 DREAMERS (569)            74  91  5 44.8  11/14 DOGS OF WAR (115)         1  5 0
12/14 DOGS OF WAR (115)        337 520 21 39.3  12-10 F BALLS (523)             0  2 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, friends and fiends, welcome to your friendly neighborhood spyreport.  
I doubt JHELUM will ever be the same.  Now keep the taverns open late tonight, for 
there are sorrows to drown for PURPLE AND GOLD, whose 0-1-0 this turn dropped them by 
5 into 10th.  BLACK & BLUE stable has parlayed this turn's 1-0-0 into a 4 space move 
up the rankings.  This brings them up to 9th place.  Good work, guys!  The DREAMERS 
guild has had a 3-0-0 turn and deserves to be watched in the future.  You never know 
where this kind of thing can lead.  And let's see, DARK CHAMPION fought PERICLES and 
gained 19 points and contributed to BLACK & BLUE's 1-0-0.  ADAGIO has lost to BLINK, 
falling 17 points, while helping make HARMONY a 3-2-0 turn.  PUSSY-FOOTED challenged 
for the Duelmastership this turn, attempting to dethrone ORCCON THUGS' warrior.  The 
attempts to dethrone the Duelmaster have failed, and VANGUARD remains JHELUM's top 
warrior for another turn.  Can someone confirm a rumor for me?  I hear the top team 
makes their losing fighters do dishes at The Dripping Blade until they win.  Maybe?   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.  LOTHLORIEN has cause to stand 
tall, as they were JHELUM's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team 
to beat.  And avoiding LOTHLORIEN more than any other team we find THE SHALLOWSHIP.  
JHELUM, are we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  Well, sports fans, 
take notice that ROGUE 7 from HITMEN FOR HIRE was JHELUM's most challenged warrior 
this turn.   
     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.  We'd like to remind certain teams 
not to rob the graves of their enemies.  You know who you are; and it's considered 
rude.   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  Well, I'm burning daylight here in JHELUM and I've a long road ahead of 
me.  Happy Trails.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to paper-- Alarond the 
Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VANGUARD 5966                27  10  0   118       ORCCON THUGS (572)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOGNATORE 5895               20  17  1   127       DREAMERS (569)
-VAGABOND 6049                11   5  0   124       SEA DOGS (575)
-SNOW FLEA 6087               15   8  1   110       BLACK & BLUE (547)
 HAPPY CAT 5771               15  11  0   110       ARENA FELINES (554)
-SHAQ DADDY 5912              17   8  1   108       PURPLE AND GOLD (571)
 REVEUR 5896                  16  21  2   108       DREAMERS (569)
-KURT RAMBIS 5917             17   8  0   106       PURPLE AND GOLD (571)
 PUSSY-FOOTED 5772            14  13  0    99       ARENA FELINES (554)
 DARK CHAMPION 5689           17  20  0    97       BLACK & BLUE (547)
-FIREBALL 5486                14   8  0    95       F BALLS (523)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROGUE 7 5813                 17  14  0    87       HITMEN FOR HIRE (560)
-FOG SHOWER 6100              14  10  1    86       BLACK & BLUE (547)
 MAGIC JOHNSON 5904           17  11  1    81       PURPLE AND GOLD (571)
-GEORGE MIKAN 5910            14  11  1    81       PURPLE AND GOLD (571)
-CAT TUSION 5769              12  19  0    81       ARENA FELINES (554)
 GETS LAST LICKS 5768         14  13  0    77       ARENA FELINES (554)
 TRAUMER 5897                 14  23  1    76       DREAMERS (569)
-ALL LICKERED UP 5770         10  12  0    76       ARENA FELINES (554)

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

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DOGFACE 6031                  7  27  1    56       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 SCANDALF 6219                 5   5  0    56       THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
-CRAZY IVAN 5998              11   8  2    51       HITMEN FOR HIRE (560)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RED STORM 5889               10  10  0    50       HITMEN FOR HIRE (560)
 BORE-O-ME 6216                6   4  1    50       THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
-FURBALL 6126                  5   5  4    45       F BALLS (523)
 ARAGANT 6220                  6   4  0    44       THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
 HAMMER 6256                   3   0  0    43       HARMONY (586)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLINK 6162                    5   5  0    33       LOTHLORIEN (579)
 RIL 6248                      3   2  1    32       LOTHLORIEN (579)
-FOOT BALL 6246                3   1  0    32       F BALLS (523)
 SCHEHERAZADE 6257             3   0  1    31       HARMONY (586)
 GIMLET 6218                   7   3  2    26       THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
-DIPLOMA 6128                  6   3  0    26       BLACK & BLUE (547)
 CELEBORN 6259                 2   1  0    25       LOTHLORIEN (579)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LEGALASS 6217                 4   6  1    21       THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
-BUZZKILL 6157                 2   1  0    14       HITMEN FOR HIRE (560)
 ADAGIO 6258                   2   1  0    14       HARMONY (586)
 TRILL 6254                    1   2  0    13       HARMONY (586)
 BRUNO 6262                    1   0  0    11       LOTHLORIEN (579)
-FORK BALL 6244                3   1  0    10       F BALLS (523)
 RITARDANDO 6255               1   2  0     5       HARMONY (586)
 SILME 6261                    0   2  0     2       LOTHLORIEN (579)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
HALDOR 6250            2  3 0 LOTHLORIEN 579        GIMLET 6218           526         
GALADRIEL 6251         2  1 0 LOTHLORIEN 579        GIMLET 6218           525         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Bagman -- Perhaps it was that expert rating that was holding me up.  Would you 
believe it's my favorite learn, and I just NOW got it?  Makes you wonder, doesn't it?  
Whatever, I'm glad to have the rating, but more glad to have the Invitation to the 
Isle, and most glad for the grant of lands.  I've got my eye on a little place.... -- 
Pericles

Scandalf -- Especially the way you've been carrying on with elf maidens only three 
times your age!  You should be ashamed of yourself!  Or at least more discrete. -- 
Dogface

Nick -- Does Pericles's graduation mean somebody else on this team gets activated?  I 
get lonely. -- Dogface

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

29 Jun 2005
The Company of Brothers (TCB) welcomes two new members to our alliance...Liam the
Goth and Buddy Lee.  We have no doubt that they will prove to be assets to our
alliance and the general dueling community. -- Baphomet, co-founder, T.C.B.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

HAPPY CAT devastated ROGUE 7 in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
PUSSY-FOOTED was viciously subdued by VANGUARD in a 16 minute Challenge Title battle.
BORE-O-ME was vanquished by GETS LAST LICKS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
RIL was overpowered by DOGFACE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
SILME was vanquished by TRILL in a exciting 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
PERICLES was devastated by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
REVEUR vanquished MAGIC JOHNSON in a 1 minute uneven duel.
SOGNATORE slimly won victory over BAGMAN in a 2 minute expert's fight.
TRAUMER viciously subdued SCANDALF in a exciting 1 minute gruesome one-sided fight.
ARAGANT beat CELEBORN in a 3 minute fight.
HAMMER demolished GIMLET in a 1 minute mismatched match.
SCHEHERAZADE overcame LEGALASS in a 1 minute contest.
ADAGIO was demolished by BLINK in a 1 minute mismatched match.
RITARDANDO was beaten by BRUNO in a popular 5 minute gruesome amateur's conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       6         TOTAL PARRY       21 -   8 -  0      72  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         LUNGING ATTACK    27 -  18 -  2      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         SLASHING ATTACK   26 -  18 -  1      59  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW        32 -  30 -  3      52  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-LUNGE       15 -  15 -  2      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         STRIKING ATTACK   21 -  23 -  2      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   7 -  0      36  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK    11 -  20 -  1      35  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   4 -  0      20  |

Turn 527 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-STRIKE       1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         2 -  4         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  2         2  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  2                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
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              27  10  0  118 ORCCON THUGS (572)
SLASHING ATTACK  SOGNATORE 5895             20  17  1  127 DREAMERS (569)
LUNGING ATTACK   HAPPY CAT 5771             15  11  0  110 ARENA FELINES (554)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    PUSSY-FOOTED 5772          14  13  0   99 ARENA FELINES (554)
PARRY-LUNGE      ROGUE 7 5813               17  14  0   87 HITMEN FOR HIRE (560)
AIMED BLOW       MAGIC JOHNSON 5904         17  11  1   81 PURPLE AND GOLD (571)
WALL OF STEEL    GETS LAST LICKS 5768       14  13  0   77 ARENA FELINES (554)
STRIKING ATTACK  BORE-O-ME 6216              6   4  1   50 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 BRUNO 6262.  The ten other most popular fighters were SOGNATORE 5895, TRAUMER 
5897, HAPPY CAT 5771, DOGFACE 6031, TRILL 6254, DARK CHAMPION 5689, HAMMER 6256, GETS 
LAST LICKS 5768, REVEUR 5896, and SCHEHERAZADE 6257.

The least popular fighter this week was VANGUARD 5966.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were RITARDANDO 6255, ADAGIO 6258, LEGALASS 6217, GIMLET 6218, MAGIC JOHNSON 
5904, SILME 6261, RIL 6248, BORE-O-ME 6216, PUSSY-FOOTED 5772, and ROGUE 7 5813.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

SOGNATORE (4-5895) DREAMERS (569)

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

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