DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/11/2006    Duedate: 07/24/2006

JHELUM ARENA

DM-4    TURN-553

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SERILIA
BLADES OF MIST (253)
(4-5193) [21-12-2,117]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SERILIA                        CADDYSHACK
BLADES OF MIST (253)           FUNNY AS HELL (506)
(4-5193) [21-12-2,117]         (4-5338) [2-0-0,24]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SERILIA                        SWAYTHE
BLADES OF MIST (253)           BLADES OF MIST (253)
(4-5193) [21-12-2,117]         (4-5253) [8-8-0,88]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BLADES OF MIST (253)        30
2. DOGS OF WAR (115)           20      THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
3. FUNNY AS HELL (506)          7      Unchartered Team
4. LEGION OF VIRTUE (526)       0
5. LOTHLORIEN (579)             0      FUNNY AS HELL (506)

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)     9  6 0
 2/ 5*FUNNY AS HELL (506)        3   2  0 60.0   2/ 3 DOGS OF WAR (115)         8  7 1
 3/ 2 THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)     91  68  4 57.2   3- 2 F BALLS (523)             5  2 0
 4/ 3 BLADES OF MIST (253)     316 296 23 51.6   4- 4*LEGION OF VIRTUE (526)    4  2 0
 5- 4 F BALLS (523)             69  68  6 50.4   5/ 6 BLADES OF MIST (253)      3  1 0
 6- 6 LOTHLORIEN (579)          42  55  3 43.3   6/ 7*FUNNY AS HELL (506)       3  2 0
 7/ 7 DOGS OF WAR (115)        388 579 24 40.1   7- 5 LOTHLORIEN (579)          1  4 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in JHELUM this turn, and let's start 
with a look at some of the teams.  And let's see, SWAYTHE fought GIMLET and gained 18 
points and contributed to BLADES OF MIST's 2-0-0.  BORE-O-ME has lost to CONVICTED 
ASSASSIN, falling 17 points, while helping make THE SHALLOWSHIP a 2-3-0 turn.  Due to 
his absence and inability to defend the throne, FORK BALL has lost the title of 
Duelmaster.  We should ask SERILIA about the thrill of victory, and what being the 
new Duelmaster does for a warrior, she's now the one to ask.  Tell me, is nothing 
sacred?  I have heard from unimpeachable sources that The Swinging Aardvark uses 
trolls in their stew.  Talk about gristle!   
     I tell you, a green quarterstaff lasts longer than a seasoned sapling.  A basher 
friend of mine assures me this is true.   
     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.  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep your swords 
sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until you see my quill in JHELUM again, farewell-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SERILIA 5193                 21  12  2   117       BLADES OF MIST (253)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FORK BALL 6244               13   1  0   126       F BALLS (523)
-RAEL 5225                    15   5  1   103       BLADES OF MIST (253)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SCANDALF 6219                17  15  0    90       THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
 SWAYTHE 5253                  8   8  0    88       BLADES OF MIST (253)
 LEGALASS 6217                18  14  1    86       THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
 ARAGANT 6220                 19  12  0    82       THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
 GIMLET 6218                  19  13  2    72       THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
 BORE-O-ME 6216               18  14  1    69       THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
-EMILLE 5357                   8   6  0    69       BLADES OF MIST (253)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOWARD 6289                   9  10  1    66       DOGS OF WAR (115)
-FUZZ BALL 6299                4   0  0    63       F BALLS (523)
 EPIMONIDAS 5683              12   8  0    60       DOGS OF WAR (115)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JIMMY CUSTER 6268            11  13  2    54       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 HANNIBAL 5715                 8  12  0    48       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 CHALLON 6304                  6   6  0    35       DOGS OF WAR (115)
-CELEBORN 6259                 5   7  0    35       LOTHLORIEN (579)
-FOOT BALL 6305                4   0  0    34       F BALLS (523)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CADDYSHACK 5338               2   0  0    24       FUNNY AS HELL (506)

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)
-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?
FRATSFA SLAVE 587      0  1 0   1                   JIMMY CUSTER 6268     553 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Fuzz Ball -- I wish Snide Clemens, I think it was him, would take a dagger and shave
you close.  Closer.  So there's no fuzz.  It makes me itch just looking at you. --
Challon

Aragant -- You would. -- Howard
P.S.  I hope you meet one of the combat-trained mimes on the Isle.

I find the very CONCEPT of the Fratsfa Slave offensive, since I happen to be a
GENUINE Fratsfan myself. -- Epimonidas
P.S.  I'm a naturalized citizen of Jhelum, of course.  I just couldn't take the
prevalent Fratsfan tendency to rest on past laurels.
P.S.  I never did like laurels for resting, anyway.  Too prickly.

Celeborn -- They told me you're a sailor.  Oooo-kay.  But obviously not a marine. --
Jimmy Custer

Galadriel -- Madam, you do not belong in the arena.  I cannot imagine what led you to
this life. -- Hannibal
P.S.  I see you...in a grove.  Probably a sacred wood sort of place.

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

30 June 2006
All -- I am looking for able bodied warriors, magic-wielding wizards, faith-healing
clerics, and quick-handed thieves to begin a quest requested by the Emperor of the
Southern Kingdom of Crailmia.  All interested parties can diplo me in arena 93 --
Noblish Island, c/o Will-O-Wisps (1422) or write to me at -- Robert Bennett, 317173,
4269 West M-80, Kincheloe, Mi 49784. -- the Lightbearer, mgr. Will-O-Wisps

1 July 2006
BROTHER KNIGHTS OF THE DESOLATE EMPIRE -- Hail brothers where ever you are to be
found!  We are engaging in arena 31.  Let them feel our wrath.  Onward to glory!!! --
Dark knight Blackstorm

1 July 2006
Soultaker -- Read your e-mail! -- Guardian

10 July 2006
The Dark Knights sat at the Dark Table with grim faces.  All present knew that there
could be no quarter.  The Forces of Desolation would be unleashed.  There would be no
turning back, no mercy and no hesitation to do what was necessary.  Teeth gritted and
knuckles whitened with fury as the IMPERIAL PROCLAMATION was signed by each Dark
Knight.
     AS OF JULY 1, 2006 -- WAR IS DECLARED ON THE ALLIANCE KNOWN AS THE VENDETTA
CARTEL.
     The Desolate Empire -- Dark Knights:  Ancient Creep, Blackstorm, Dok Sik, Goat,
Heathen, Hatebred, Kon, Osiris, Toker, Wasby the Great

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SERILIA devastated LEGALASS in a 2 minute gruesome mismatched Title fight.
GIMLET was subdued by SWAYTHE in a popular 2 minute gruesome veteran's melee.
ARAGANT outwaited CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 7 minute contest.
BORE-O-ME was overpowered by CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
SCANDALF slimly won victory over HOWARD in a 2 minute brawl.
CHALLON was vanquished by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
EPIMONIDAS overpowered DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a popular 1 minute mismatched brawl.
HANNIBAL vanquished AMBITIOUS GUARD in a action packed 1 minute gory uneven duel.
JIMMY CUSTER viciously butchered FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute gory one-sided duel.
CADDYSHACK overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         TOTAL PARRY       12 -   7 -  0      63  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   18 -  11 -  1      62  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL     11 -   7 -  0      61  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         LUNGING ATTACK     4 -   3 -  1      57  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK   14 -  11 -  1      56  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-LUNGE       14 -  13 -  0      52  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         AIMED BLOW         7 -   8 -  0      47  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   8 -  0      38  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         BASHING ATTACK     5 -  10 -  0      33  |

Turn 553 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     PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  2         3  PARRY-LUNGE    
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         2  WALL OF STEEL  
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-STRIKE     SERILIA 5193               21  12  2  117 BLADES OF MIST (253)
BASHING ATTACK   SCANDALF 6219              17  15  0   90 THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
PARRY-LUNGE      LEGALASS 6217              18  14  1   86 THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
TOTAL PARRY      ARAGANT 6220               19  12  0   82 THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
AIMED BLOW       GIMLET 6218                19  13  2   72 THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
STRIKING ATTACK  BORE-O-ME 6216             18  14  1   69 THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
WALL OF STEEL    EPIMONIDAS 5683            12   8  0   60 DOGS OF WAR (115)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SERILIA 5193.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was SWAYTHE 5253.  The ten other most popular fighters were SERILIA 5193, EPIMONIDAS 
5683, GIMLET 6218, SCANDALF 6219, HOWARD 6289, HANNIBAL 5715, JIMMY CUSTER 6268, 
LEGALASS 6217, ARAGANT 6220, and CADDYSHACK 5338.

The least popular fighter this week was CHALLON 6304.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BORE-O-ME 6216, CADDYSHACK 5338, ARAGANT 6220, LEGALASS 6217, JIMMY 
CUSTER 6268, HANNIBAL 5715, HOWARD 6289, SCANDALF 6219, GIMLET 6218, and EPIMONIDAS 
5683.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

SERILIA (4-5193) BLADES OF MIST (253)