DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/13/2005    Duedate: 12/26/2005

JHELUM ARENA

DM-4    TURN-538

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

VANGUARD
ORCCON THUGS (572)
(4-5966) [34-14-0,134]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

VANGUARD                       POSITION IS EMPTY
ORCCON THUGS (572)             
(4-5966) [34-14-0,134]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HAPPY CAT                      GETS LAST LICKS
ARENA FELINES (554)            ARENA FELINES (554)
(4-5771) [18-15-0,104]         (4-5768) [17-14-0,103]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

HARMONY (586)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. F BALLS (523)               27
2. ARENA FELINES (554)         17      PURPLE AND GOLD (571)
3. DOGS OF WAR (115)           16      Unchartered Team
4. ORCCON THUGS (572)           7
5. HARMONY (586)                2       (-1)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0 PURPLE AND GOLD (571)     84  45  4 65.1   1/ 1 HARMONY (586)            10  5 1
 2/ 1 ORCCON THUGS (572)        87  51  4 63.0   2/ 2 DOGS OF WAR (115)        10  5 0
 3/ 3 HARMONY (586)             38  27  3 58.5   3/ 5 F BALLS (523)             5  3 0
 4- 2 THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)     52  37  4 58.4   4- 3 THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)     4  0 0
 5- 4*WALL OF DEATH (77)         6   6  0 50.0   5/ 4 ARENA FELINES (554)       2  1 0
 6/ 5 ARENA FELINES (554)       75  76  0 49.7   6/ 7 ORCCON THUGS (572)        2  1 0
 7/ 8 F BALLS (523)             50  59  6 45.9   7/ 6 DREAMERS (569)            1  2 0
 8/ 6 DREAMERS (569)            80  97  6 45.2   8- 9*WALL OF DEATH (77)        0  1 0
 9/ 9 DOGS OF WAR (115)        354 538 22 39.7   9/ 0 PURPLE AND GOLD (571)     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

     Good day, in JHELUM a quiet thief gets rich, but a quiet spymaster gets poor.  
So bring me ale and harken to my tidbits of news.  And let's see, ALL LICKERED UP 
fought TRAUMER and gained 16 points and contributed to ARENA FELINES' 2-1-0.  
SCHEHERAZADE has lost to FORK BALL, falling 14 points, while helping make HARMONY a 
3-2-0 turn.  Well done, JHELUM, the Duelmaster was this turn's most challenged 
warrior.  Perhaps VANGUARD is not as thrilled, being challenged 4 times.  GETS LAST 
LICKS 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?   
     I tell you, a green quarterstaff lasts longer than a seasoned sapling.  A basher 
friend of mine assures me this is true.  I also notice that the F BALLS stable was 
the most avoided team this turn.  Come on JHELUM, what are you afraid of?  And guess 
who avoided F BALLS stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was DREAMERS.  Anyone 
surprised?   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  Kudos go out to HOWARD this turn, for revenging DOGS OF WAR's 
bloodfeud against HARMONY's warrior TRILL.  Well done.  Is it really true that JHELUM 
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 JHELUM, but never good to wear out my welcome.  
Look for me in future turns.  Until you see my quill in JHELUM again, farewell-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VANGUARD 5966                34  14  0   134       ORCCON THUGS (572)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FIREBALL 5486                15   8  0   111       F BALLS (523)
-SHAQ DADDY 5912              17   8  1   108       PURPLE AND GOLD (571)
-KURT RAMBIS 5917             17   8  0   106       PURPLE AND GOLD (571)
 HAPPY CAT 5771               18  15  0   104       ARENA FELINES (554)
 ALL LICKERED UP 5770         12  12  0   104       ARENA FELINES (554)
 GETS LAST LICKS 5768         17  14  0   103       ARENA FELINES (554)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BORE-O-ME 6216               10   8  1    85       THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
-GEORGE MIKAN 5910            14  11  1    81       PURPLE AND GOLD (571)
-CAT TUSION 5769              12  19  0    81       ARENA FELINES (554)
-SCANDALF 6219                10   8  0    72       THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
 MAGIC JOHNSON 5904           17  13  1    71       PURPLE AND GOLD (571)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GIMLET 6218                  14   4  2    64       THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
-LEGALASS 6217                 9   9  1    58       THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
 HAMMER 6256                   8   5  0    57       HARMONY (586)
 FORK BALL 6244                6   1  0    57       F BALLS (523)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ADAGIO 6258                   9   4  1    54       HARMONY (586)
 ARPEGGIO 6269                 8   1  0    47       HARMONY (586)
 SCHEHERAZADE 6257             6   7  1    37       HARMONY (586)
-ARAGANT 6220                  9   8  0    35       THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
 HOWARD 6289                   4   0  0    35       DOGS OF WAR (115)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FLY BALL 6291                 3   0  0    31       F BALLS (523)
 HANNIBAL 5715                 2   3  0    27       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 TRILL 6254                    6   7  1    26       HARMONY (586)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JIMMY CUSTER 6268             3   6  1    21       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 EPIMONIDAS 5683               4   1  0    19       DOGS OF WAR (115)
-OUR GOM JABAR 619             1   2  0    16       WALL OF DEATH (77)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DIM MAK 622                   1   2  0    15       WALL OF DEATH (77)
-CLOSED CIRCLE 620             2   0  0    14       WALL OF DEATH (77)
-ATOM SMASHER 621              2   0  0    10       WALL OF DEATH (77)
 BIGDOG 6105                   2   3  0     9       DOGS OF WAR (115)
-SUNSHINE 623                  0   2  0     2       WALL OF DEATH (77)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
DOGFACE 6031           9 32 1 DOGS OF WAR 115       TRILL 6254            534 JUST REV
FREE BALL 6260         0  4 0 F BALLS 523           HIGH ELF 599          538 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Embezzling Scribe.  Huh.  A wuss. -- Jimmy Custer

But a mean, dog-hating wuss. -- Bigdog

Fly Ball -- I hate flies.  They annoy the elephants. -- Hannibal

Free Ball -- Which goes to show the value of anything free, eh? -- Epimonidas

The Mordant Deserter?  Like there's only ONE?  I'd think they would be deserting in
DROVES.  And more than that, Mordant shouldn't be upset about it.  These are the RATS
leaving that sinking ship. -- Howard

Lord Protector Traumer -- Narhmin was going to hit you with the usual "we have no
lands" rigamarole.  I, however, make you a different offer.  I invite you to
"traumertize" a few monsters and thereby garner treasure.  It will not, of course, be
EASY, but for a lord protector, it should not be impossible, either.  You may bring
one or two friends, if you wish. -- Nestor Khan, Dark Champion of Jhelum

I note with pleasure that the FALSE Dark Champion, a Freshman from team Black & Blue,
did very poorly at the tourney.  I gloat.  Ha! -- Nestor Khan, the True Dark Champion
of Jhelum

Now that Nestor Khan has brought up the subject of the tourney, it would appear that
congratulations are in order to Fire Ball, Fork Ball, and Piston Honda for good
performance. -- Arenamaster Nahrmin

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

FREE BALL was butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
GETS LAST LICKS was unbelievably bested by VANGUARD in a 6 minute Challenge duel.
FORK BALL overpowered SCHEHERAZADE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
FLY BALL viciously subdued JIMMY CUSTER in a 2 minute gory Challenge fight.
HAPPY CAT demolished MAGIC JOHNSON in a action packed 1 minute mismatched competition.
TRAUMER was overpowered by ALL LICKERED UP in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
HAMMER devastated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
ADAGIO overcame THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a action packed 2 minute melee.
ARPEGGIO won victory over AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 5 minute duel.
TRILL was defeated by HOWARD in a 4 minute expert vs. novice upset duel.
BIGDOG was defeated by MORDANT DESERTER in a 2 minute beginner's match.
HANNIBAL overpowered EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
EPIMONIDAS demolished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute mismatched competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         WALL OF STEEL     10 -   2 -  0      83  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-LUNGE       10 -   4 -  0      71  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY       17 -  14 -  0      55  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         STRIKING ATTACK   22 -  19 -  1      54  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         AIMED BLOW        15 -  13 -  0      54  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   5 -  1      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   6 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK     8 -   8 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -   9 -  0      47  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         LUNGING ATTACK    11 -  19 -  0      37  |

Turn 538 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-LUNGE        1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  2         2  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1                                       2  BASHING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      VANGUARD 5966              34  14  0  134 ORCCON THUGS (572)
LUNGING ATTACK   HAPPY CAT 5771             18  15  0  104 ARENA FELINES (554)
WALL OF STEEL    GETS LAST LICKS 5768       17  14  0  103 ARENA FELINES (554)
AIMED BLOW       MAGIC JOHNSON 5904         17  13  1   71 PURPLE AND GOLD (571)
SLASHING ATTACK  FORK BALL 6244              6   1  0   57 F BALLS (523)
STRIKING ATTACK  ADAGIO 6258                 9   4  1   54 HARMONY (586)
PARRY-LUNGE      HOWARD 6289                 4   0  0   35 DOGS OF WAR (115)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is HAPPY CAT 5771.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was GETS LAST LICKS 5768.  The ten other most popular fighters were ADAGIO 6258, FLY 
BALL 6291, HAPPY CAT 5771, HOWARD 6289, FORK BALL 6244, ALL LICKERED UP 5770, HAMMER 
6256, HANNIBAL 5715, VANGUARD 5966, and JIMMY CUSTER 6268.

The least popular fighter this week was BIGDOG 6105.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were TRILL 6254, ARPEGGIO 6269, SCHEHERAZADE 6257, FREE BALL 6260, 
EPIMONIDAS 5683, MAGIC JOHNSON 5904, JIMMY CUSTER 6268, VANGUARD 5966, HANNIBAL 5715, 
and HAMMER 6256.

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

TRAUMER (4-5897) DREAMERS (569)