DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/27/2006    Duedate: 07/10/2006

JHELUM ARENA

DM-4    TURN-552

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

FORK BALL
F BALLS (523)
(4-6244) [13-1-0,126]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FORK BALL                      HONOR
F BALLS (523)                  LEGION OF VIRTUE (526)
(4-6244) [13-1-0,126]          (4-5506) [4-0-0,19]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LEGALASS                       HOWARD
THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)          DOGS OF WAR (115)
(4-6217) [18-13-1,92]          (4-6289) [9-9-1,65]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. F BALLS (523)               39
2. THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)       25      THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
3. FUNNY AS HELL (506)         25      Unchartered Team
4. DOGS OF WAR (115)            8
5. LOTHLORIEN (579)             4      LEGION OF VIRTUE (526)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*LEGION OF VIRTUE (526)     8   5  0 61.5   1/ 1 THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)    11  4 0
 2/ 2 THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)     89  65  4 57.8   2/ 3 F BALLS (523)             7  3 0
 3- 3 BLADES OF MIST (253)     314 296 23 51.5   3/ 4 DOGS OF WAR (115)         5 10 0
 4/ 4 F BALLS (523)             69  68  6 50.4   4/ 5*LEGION OF VIRTUE (526)    4  2 0
 5/ 0*FUNNY AS HELL (506)        2   2  0 50.0   5/ 6 LOTHLORIEN (579)          4  6 0
 6/ 5 LOTHLORIEN (579)          42  55  3 43.3   6- 2 BLADES OF MIST (253)      3  3 0
 7/ 6 DOGS OF WAR (115)        385 577 23 40.0   7/ 0*FUNNY AS HELL (506)       2  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

     You elder fighters surely remember me.  The younger ones may call me Olaf 
Modeen.  I return to JHELUM once again!  Hmmmph!  I always thought BLADES OF MIST was 
an over-rated team and they proved it with a 0-0-0!  JHELUM's got someone new to push 
around.  C'mon everyone, challenge FUNNY AS HELL.  Let's see how long they last.  
What's with CADDYSHACK?  He actually beat LEGION OF VIRTUE's PATIENCE, and walked 
away with 17 more points from the fight.  Laughs were big at F BALLS while they 
watched FUZZ BALL clobber CHALLON.  He lost 10 points and got bruised from objects 
thrown from the stands.  Try as he might, SCANDALF wasn't good enough at persuading 
FORK BALL to step down from the Duelmaster's throne...  Advice to fighters with a 1 
will--give up fighting!   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...  JHELUM thinks BLADES OF 
MIST and their 314-296-23 is too much!  If at first you don't succeed, give up...  In 
my day, no team with a 314-296-23 would scare me off!  What's the problem, F BALLS?  
What do people see in CHALLON?  His 6-5-0?  DOGS OF WAR ain't talkin', but he's got 
43 points.   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  Many a warrior has met his fate in a hungover 
stupor.  You young rapscallions, take note!   
     Who knows what the future holds for a warrior.  More fights, there's no doubt.  
Are you as tired of reading this as I am of writing it?  Actually, I guess I'm 
writing it before you read it.  Oh, well.  Time for my medication, so I'll leave now. 
Practice, practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FORK BALL 6244               13   1  0   126       F BALLS (523)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SERILIA 5193                 20  12  2   105       BLADES OF MIST (253)
-RAEL 5225                    15   5  1   103       BLADES OF MIST (253)
 LEGALASS 6217                18  13  1    92       THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SCANDALF 6219                16  15  0    88       THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
 BORE-O-ME 6216               18  13  1    86       THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
 GIMLET 6218                  19  12  2    81       THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
 ARAGANT 6220                 18  12  0    80       THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
-SWAYTHE 5253                  7   8  0    70       BLADES OF MIST (253)
-EMILLE 5357                   8   6  0    69       BLADES OF MIST (253)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOWARD 6289                   9   9  1    65       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 FUZZ BALL 6299                4   0  0    63       F BALLS (523)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JIMMY CUSTER 6268            10  13  1    52       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 EPIMONIDAS 5683              11   8  0    48       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 CHALLON 6304                  6   5  0    43       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 HANNIBAL 5715                 7  12  0    35       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 CELEBORN 6259                 5   7  0    35       LOTHLORIEN (579)
-FOOT BALL 6305                4   0  0    34       F BALLS (523)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HONOR 5506                    4   0  0    19       LEGION OF VIRTUE (526)
 FIVE BALL 6314                1   1  0    19       F BALLS (523)
 CADDYSHACK 5338               1   0  0    17       FUNNY AS HELL (506)
 GALADRIEL 6270                3   3  0    15       LOTHLORIEN (579)
 ETHERIAL 6303                 3   1  0    12       LOTHLORIEN (579)
 GLORY 5509                    2   2  0     8       LEGION OF VIRTUE (526)
 PATIENCE 5508                 2   2  0     8       LEGION OF VIRTUE (526)
 MY COUSIN VINNY 5337          1   0  0     6       FUNNY AS HELL (506)
 ROGUE 6322                    0   2  0     2       LOTHLORIEN (579)
 NENJA 6323                    0   2  0     2       LOTHLORIEN (579)
 MONKEYBONE 5336               0   1  0     1       FUNNY AS HELL (506)
 SCARY MOVIE 5339              0   1  0     1       FUNNY AS HELL (506)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
FOUR BALL 6326         0  1 0 F BALLS 523           WURM KIN 607          552 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Legalass -- Listen, I've been asking people about you, and they say it's just WRONG
that you should be a golem.  You should be an ELF.  That's what everybody says.
Those pointed ears are so FAKE, you're an offense to all us NORMAL golems.  I bet if
I could sneak up on you when your head is bare, I could trim those ears right DOWN to
what they SHOULD be. -- Howard
P.S.  Or maybe you should have antennas, like a bug.  Because you bug me.

Gimlet -- Oh, bah.  Fighting, who needs it?  What *I* want to know is, that shallow
ship of yours, is it like a flat-bottomed sort of take-it-fishing boat?  Because I
know JUST the place. -- Jimmy Custer

Fratsfa Slave?  Bah, humbug.  He's worthless and weak and he doesn't belong here.
Besides which, I buried him in the sand.  It was easy and fun. -- Challon

Fuzz Ball -- Huh, I thought you'd be an arena feline.  Darn.  I was prepared to skin
you for a vest, you know?  Catskin, the latest thing.  And then YOU tried to skin ME.
Dirty pool, that. -- Epimonidas

I squinted at the Osksi Noble and he surrendered.  Why doesn't this work for other
people?  Against other people.  You know what I mean. -- Hannibal

6 June 2006
To those involved, no, I have not abandoned your stories.  But I've been letting them
drift, and that has to stop, so I am taking the time to make sure that I know where
they are going, more than just "what happens next" dreamed up on the fly, before
resuming work on them.  No new stories will be started until at least one of the old
ones has concluded, for the same reason:  quantity can't substitute for quality.
Your patience in this matter is appreciated. -- the Scribe

20 June 2006
Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire
Our newest Dark Knight disrespected?!?!?!  ARE THEY SERIOUS?!?!  If at all possible,
let's get over to 31.  I'm on the way.  Let's get 'em. -- Dark Knight Osiris

26 June 2006
To those interested, G.E.C.K.O., Inc, is looking for able-bodied warriors to embark
on a dangerous mission.  Those interested (or for more details) diplo me at:
Juice, DM 93, mgr. Arena Masters, Inc -- Juice

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

FOUR BALL was butchered by WURM KIN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
FUZZ BALL demolished CHALLON in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
FORK BALL overpowered SCANDALF in a 1 minute mismatched Title duel.
GIMLET devastated KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
ARAGANT subdued HOWARD in a crowd pleasing 5 minute competition.
BORE-O-ME won victory over KUNG-FU MASTER in a exciting 1 minute mismatched fight.
LEGALASS handily defeated KHALHUMS DWARF in a action packed 1 minute uneven fight.
EPIMONIDAS vanquished FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
JIMMY CUSTER won victory over CELEBORN in a 3 minute duel.
HANNIBAL defeated GALADRIEL in a 1 minute fight.
FIVE BALL beat GLORY in a popular 3 minute novice's melee.
PATIENCE was demolished by CADDYSHACK in a 1 minute mismatched match.
HONOR overcame MONKEYBONE in a 2 minute novice's contest.
NENJA was demolished by MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
ROGUE was unbelievably bested by MY COUSIN VINNY in a 1 minute novice's conflict.
ETHERIAL won victory over SCARY MOVIE in a 4 minute amateur's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         LUNGING ATTACK     6 -   3 -  1      67  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         STRIKING ATTACK   20 -  11 -  1      65  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         TOTAL PARRY       11 -   8 -  0      58  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         SLASHING ATTACK   15 -  12 -  0      56  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-LUNGE       14 -  12 -  0      54  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         WALL OF STEEL      9 -   8 -  0      53  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW         8 -   8 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   8 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK     4 -  11 -  0      27  |

Turn 552 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  FORK BALL 6244             13   1  0  126 F BALLS (523)
PARRY-LUNGE      LEGALASS 6217              18  13  1   92 THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
BASHING ATTACK   SCANDALF 6219              16  15  0   88 THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
STRIKING ATTACK  BORE-O-ME 6216             18  13  1   86 THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
AIMED BLOW       GIMLET 6218                19  12  2   81 THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
TOTAL PARRY      ARAGANT 6220               18  12  0   80 THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
WALL OF STEEL    EPIMONIDAS 5683            11   8  0   48 DOGS OF WAR (115)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is LEGALASS 6217.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was HOWARD 6289.  The ten other most popular fighters were FIVE BALL 6314, JIMMY 
CUSTER 6268, MONKEYBONE 5336, BORE-O-ME 6216, LEGALASS 6217, FORK BALL 6244, 
EPIMONIDAS 5683, CADDYSHACK 5338, GIMLET 6218, and CELEBORN 6259.

The least popular fighter this week was ETHERIAL 6303.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were NENJA 6323, PATIENCE 5508, GLORY 5509, ARAGANT 6220, SCANDALF 6219, 
CHALLON 6304, SCARY MOVIE 5339, ROGUE 6322, GALADRIEL 6270, and FUZZ BALL 6299.