DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/27/2005    Duedate: 01/09/2006

JHELUM ARENA

DM-4    TURN-539

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

VANGUARD
ORCCON THUGS (572)
(4-5966) [35-14-0,140]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

VANGUARD                       POSITION IS EMPTY
ORCCON THUGS (572)             
(4-5966) [35-14-0,140]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HAPPY CAT                      ALL LICKERED UP
ARENA FELINES (554)            ARENA FELINES (554)
(4-5771) [19-15-0,106]         (4-5770) [12-13-0,103]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DOGS OF WAR (115)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DOGS OF WAR (115)           40
2. PURPLE AND GOLD (571)       28      PURPLE AND GOLD (571)
3. HARMONY (586)               12      Unchartered Team
4. ORCCON THUGS (572)           6
5. F BALLS (523)                0      SPAM! (360)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 PURPLE AND GOLD (571)     85  45  4 65.4   1/ 2 DOGS OF WAR (115)        10  5 1
 2/ 2 ORCCON THUGS (572)        88  51  4 63.3   2/ 1 HARMONY (586)             9  6 0
 3/ 4 THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)     54  40  4 57.4   3- 3 F BALLS (523)             4  2 0
 4/ 3 HARMONY (586)             40  30  3 57.1   4/ 6 ORCCON THUGS (572)        3  0 0
 5/ 6 ARENA FELINES (554)       76  78  0 49.4   5/ 5 ARENA FELINES (554)       3  3 0
 6- 7 F BALLS (523)             50  59  6 45.9   6/ 4 THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)     2  3 0
 7- 8 DREAMERS (569)            80  97  6 45.2   7/ 9 PURPLE AND GOLD (571)     1  1 0
 8/ 9 DOGS OF WAR (115)        358 539 23 39.9   8- 7 DREAMERS (569)            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

     Thankyouthankyou.  It's great for me, The Unknown Spymaster to be back in 
JHELUM.  Hope you enjoy the show.  Oh, who am I kidding?  I already got paid!  We now 
have a new top team for all of you guys to dogpile on.  DOGS OF WAR now holds the 
crown and they are betting they can keep it.  Advancing in the rankings was DOGS OF 
WAR who went from last turn's 354-538-22, to this week's record of 358-539-23.  Hey 
everybody, watch out for HAMMER, who flew up 20 points in the rankings after mashing 
GIMLET like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  Ya know, some days it doesn't pay 
to walk out on the sands.  BORE-O-ME lost to KUNG-FU MASTER and drops 18 points.  
Drawing on all of his experience as a 12-12-0 warrior, ALL LICKERED UP went for the 
Duelmastership against VANGUARD this week.  Going for the gusto and coming up with 
aught but bloody knuckles was ARENA FELINES' ALL LICKERED UP, who was turned away 
from the Duelmastership by VANGUARD.  Can you believe they are paying me 10 gold to 
deliver this stuff?   
     Here is other news that is of note.  And hey, kiddies, those of you who didn't 
avoid F BALLS, please raise you hand.  Wow.  Does JHELUM really have that many liars? 
And you guys like to boo me?  Well, unsling your rasberries, cause PURPLE AND GOLD 
beats feet every time F BALLS smiles at them.  Try farming, eh?  Well just about 
everybody wants a piece of GETS LAST LICKS, who was this week's most challenged 
warrior.  In a mismatch, our friend MAGIC JOHNSON of PURPLE AND GOLD got heroic 
notions and challenged GETS LAST LICKS.  What did it get him?  A 18-13-1 record, 
that's what.  I heard MAGIC JOHNSON laughed all the way to the inn as his new point 
total of 99 was posted in the arena.  I guess beating GETS LAST LICKS really pays!   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  Remember:  alliances are great, but try and take your ally 
in the arena with you and see what happens.   
     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.  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some 
tracks.  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                35  14  0   140       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)
 HAPPY CAT 5771               19  15  0   106       ARENA FELINES (554)
-KURT RAMBIS 5917             17   8  0   106       PURPLE AND GOLD (571)
 ALL LICKERED UP 5770         12  13  0   103       ARENA FELINES (554)
 MAGIC JOHNSON 5904           18  13  1    99       PURPLE AND GOLD (571)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-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         17  15  0    78       ARENA FELINES (554)
 HAMMER 6256                   9   5  0    77       HARMONY (586)
 SCANDALF 6219                10   9  0    75       THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
 BORE-O-ME 6216               10   9  1    67       THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LEGALASS 6217                10   9  1    60       THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
-FORK BALL 6244                6   1  0    57       F BALLS (523)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ARAGANT 6220                 10   8  0    53       THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
 GIMLET 6218                  14   5  2    51       THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
 ARPEGGIO 6269                 9   1  0    49       HARMONY (586)
 HOWARD 6289                   5   0  1    44       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 ADAGIO 6258                   9   5  1    43       HARMONY (586)
 SCHEHERAZADE 6257             6   8  1    37       HARMONY (586)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FLY BALL 6291                 3   0  0    31       F BALLS (523)
 HANNIBAL 5715                 2   4  0    30       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 EPIMONIDAS 5683               5   1  0    29       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 TRILL 6254                    6   8  1    27       HARMONY (586)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JIMMY CUSTER 6268             4   6  1    27       DOGS OF WAR (115)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BIGDOG 6105                   3   3  0    21       DOGS OF WAR (115)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
CAPTURED ORC 588       0  1 0   1                   HOWARD 6289           539 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Fly Ball -- Hmm, I guess fly strips aren't the answer, nor swatters, either.  Maybe
one of those repell-o-fly chemical slabs? -- Jimmy Custer

Trill -- You sing a desperate tune, lady.  I can only assume, given our relative
experience, that your manager has cursed you.  Sometimes they do that. -- Howard

Hey, I've always been told not to BITE people.  I thought the Mordant Deserter was a
people, and now Howie tells me it's a rat and I SHOULD have bitten it.  This comes
under the heading of "NOW he tells me!"  Cheese. -- Bigdog

Embezzlers?  Ha!  One tried to chisel on the elephant feed, but I tossed him off an
alp. -- Hannibal

Stop, Thief! -- Epimonidas

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ALL LICKERED UP was unbelievably bested by VANGUARD in a 8 minute Challenge fight.
MAGIC JOHNSON handily defeated GETS LAST LICKS in a 1 minute Challenge match.
HAPPY CAT viciously subdued SCANDALF in a popular 2 minute brutal one-sided contest.
BORE-O-ME was devastated by KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
LEGALASS defeated SCHEHERAZADE in a exciting 1 minute struggle.
GIMLET was devastated by HAMMER in a action packed 1 minute one-sided competition.
HOWARD viciously butchered CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute gruesome beginner's duel.
ARAGANT defeated ADAGIO in a action packed 2 minute duel.
ARPEGGIO outlasted HANNIBAL in a 7 minute fight.
TRILL was beaten by EPIMONIDAS in a 2 minute melee.
BIGDOG beat EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute fight.
JIMMY CUSTER demolished MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute mismatched match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         PARRY-LUNGE       11 -   3 -  1      79  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         WALL OF STEEL     10 -   3 -  0      77  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         TOTAL PARRY       18 -  12 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   6 -  1      54  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         BASHING ATTACK     8 -   7 -  1      53  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   5 -  1      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -   9 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK   19 -  20 -  1      49  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         AIMED BLOW        13 -  14 -  0      48  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         LUNGING ATTACK    10 -  17 -  0      37  |

Turn 539 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        2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         3  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  3         2  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      VANGUARD 5966              35  14  0  140 ORCCON THUGS (572)
LUNGING ATTACK   HAPPY CAT 5771             19  15  0  106 ARENA FELINES (554)
AIMED BLOW       MAGIC JOHNSON 5904         18  13  1   99 PURPLE AND GOLD (571)
WALL OF STEEL    GETS LAST LICKS 5768       17  15  0   78 ARENA FELINES (554)
BASHING ATTACK   SCANDALF 6219              10   9  0   75 THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
STRIKING ATTACK  BORE-O-ME 6216             10   9  1   67 THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
PARRY-LUNGE      LEGALASS 6217              10   9  1   60 THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
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 ALL LICKERED UP 5770.  The ten other most popular fighters were HAPPY CAT 5771, 
ADAGIO 6258, VANGUARD 5966, HANNIBAL 5715, MAGIC JOHNSON 5904, HAMMER 6256, 
EPIMONIDAS 5683, BIGDOG 6105, SCANDALF 6219, and LEGALASS 6217.

The least popular fighter this week was ARPEGGIO 6269.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were TRILL 6254, BORE-O-ME 6216, JIMMY CUSTER 6268, GIMLET 6218, GETS LAST 
LICKS 5768, ARAGANT 6220, HOWARD 6289, SCHEHERAZADE 6257, LEGALASS 6217, and SCANDALF 
6219.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

MAGIC JOHNSON (4-5904) PURPLE AND GOLD (571)