DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/25/2006    Duedate: 08/07/2006

JHELUM ARENA

DM-4    TURN-554

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

PUTRESSENCE
GLOOM AND DOOM (534)
(4-5778) [17-7-1,106]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

PUTRESSENCE                    DECAPITATOR
GLOOM AND DOOM (534)           DEATH SQUAD (468)
(4-5778) [17-7-1,106]          (4-4959) [5-1-0,64]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PUTRESSENCE                    WRETCHED
GLOOM AND DOOM (534)           GLOOM AND DOOM (534)
(4-5778) [17-7-1,106]          (4-6192) [1-1-0,4]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DEATH SQUAD (468)           40
2. THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)       28      THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
3. LOTHLORIEN (579)            24      Unchartered Team
4. SACRED CIRCLE (594)         22
5. TRIBAL COUNCIL (120)        11      DEATH SQUAD (468)

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)    10  5 0
 2- 2*FUNNY AS HELL (506)        3   2  0 60.0   2/ 2 DOGS OF WAR (115)         9  6 1
 3/ 3 THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)     95  69  4 57.9   3/ 3 F BALLS (523)             4  4 0
 4/ 0 GLOOM AND DOOM (534)      64  57  4 52.9   4/ 7 LOTHLORIEN (579)          4  6 0
 5/ 4 BLADES OF MIST (253)     317 296 24 51.7   5/ 5 BLADES OF MIST (253)      3  0 1
 6/ 0 TRIBAL COUNCIL (120)     228 223 12 50.6   6- 6*FUNNY AS HELL (506)       3  2 0
 7/ 5 F BALLS (523)             70  71  6 49.6   7/ 0 GLOOM AND DOOM (534)      2  1 0
 8/ 0*DEATH SQUAD (468)         11  13  0 45.8   8/ 0*SACRED CIRCLE (594)       2  3 0
 9/ 6 LOTHLORIEN (579)          45  57  3 44.1   9/ 0*DEATH SQUAD (468)         2  3 0
10/ 7 DOGS OF WAR (115)        391 581 24 40.2  10/ 0 TRIBAL COUNCIL (120)      1  0 0
11/ 0*SACRED CIRCLE (594)        2   3  0 40.0  11- 4*LEGION OF VIRTUE (526)    1  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

     Greetings, warriors of JHELUM!  Once again I've been called out of retirement 
for my abilities and insights into Spyreporting.  Hmmmph!  I always thought LEGION OF 
VIRTUE was an over-rated team and they proved it with a 0-0-0!  Up 'n down.  Up 'n 
down.  Rankings always change.  Up 'n down.  I think I'm gonna be...  Well, 
LOTHLORIEN's 4th moved them up to 3-2-0 place.  What's with DECAPITATOR?  He actually 
beat DOGS OF WAR's HOWARD, and walked away with 23 more points from the fight.  Major 
screwup at DOGS OF WAR.  HOWARD lost 22 points to DECAPITATOR.  Some new strategies, 
perhaps?  Maybe HOWARD will provide more easy wins...  See how the Duelmaster Dark 
Arena Challenged DARK ARENA's SPYMASTER?  That sort of initiative is how she got 
where she is now.  Try as he might, SPYMASTER wasn't good enough at persuading 
SERILIA to step down from the Duelmaster's throne...  Advice to fighters with a 1 
will--give up fighting!   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  Hmm...  More surprises must remain in store for me, 
if SERILIA can return from the Dark Arena.  Is it my imagination, or are fighters 
getting younger every day?  To die so young, so gloriously!   
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  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.  I don't want to overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PUTRESSENCE 5778             17   7  1   106       GLOOM AND DOOM (534)

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)
-ABHORRENCE 5568              13   7  2   102       GLOOM AND DOOM (534)
 LEGALASS 6217                19  14  1    92       THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SCANDALF 6219                17  16  0    90       THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
-SWAYTHE 5253                  8   8  0    88       BLADES OF MIST (253)
 ARAGANT 6220                 20  12  0    86       THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
 BORE-O-ME 6216               19  14  1    83       THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
 GIMLET 6218                  20  13  2    76       THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
-EMILLE 5357                   8   6  0    69       BLADES OF MIST (253)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HANNIBAL 5715                 9  12  0    66       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 DECAPITATOR 4959              5   1  0    64       DEATH SQUAD (468)
 EPIMONIDAS 5683              13   8  0    62       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 JIMMY CUSTER 6268            12  13  2    59       DOGS OF WAR (115)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FOOT BALL 6305                5   0  0    45       F BALLS (523)
 FUZZ BALL 6299                4   1  0    45       F BALLS (523)
 HOWARD 6289                   9  11  1    44       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 CELEBORN 6259                 5   8  0    37       LOTHLORIEN (579)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHITE THUNDER 6040            4   2  0    32       TRIBAL COUNCIL (120)
 CHALLON 6304                  6   7  0    25       DOGS OF WAR (115)
-CADDYSHACK 5338               2   0  0    24       FUNNY AS HELL (506)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GALADRIEL 6270                4   3  0    22       LOTHLORIEN (579)
-HONOR 5506                    4   0  0    19       LEGION OF VIRTUE (526)
 ETHERIAL 6303                 4   1  0    14       LOTHLORIEN (579)
 SERIAL KILLER 4957            3   2  0    14       DEATH SQUAD (468)
 NENJA 6323                    1   2  0    14       LOTHLORIEN (579)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 INEPT 6194                    2   0  0    12       GLOOM AND DOOM (534)
 FULGOR 6331                   1   0  0    12       SACRED CIRCLE (594)
-GLORY 5509                    2   2  0     8       LEGION OF VIRTUE (526)
-PATIENCE 5508                 2   2  0     8       LEGION OF VIRTUE (526)
 CORGAN 6327                   1   0  0     6       SACRED CIRCLE (594)
-MY COUSIN VINNY 5337          1   0  0     6       FUNNY AS HELL (506)
 WRETCHED 6192                 1   1  0     4       GLOOM AND DOOM (534)
 BAD TRANS OP 6312             1   1  0     4       DEATH SQUAD (468)
 ROGUE 6322                    0   3  0     3       LOTHLORIEN (579)
 CORRA 6330                    0   1  0     2       SACRED CIRCLE (594)
-MONKEYBONE 5336               0   1  0     1       FUNNY AS HELL (506)
-SCARY MOVIE 5339              0   1  0     1       FUNNY AS HELL (506)
-HUNTING WOLF 4237             0   1  0     1       TRIBAL COUNCIL (120)
 STILE 6329                    0   1  0     1       SACRED CIRCLE (594)
 GIANETTA 6328                 0   1  0     1       SACRED CIRCLE (594)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
SPYMASTER 602          0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          SERILIA 5193          554 NONE    
BLUNT TRAUMA 4962      0  4 0 DEATH SQUAD 468       BANDIT PRINCE 605     554 NONE    
WOMAN SCORNED 4958     1  3 0 DEATH SQUAD 468       ARENAMASTER NARHM 603 554 NONE    
FIVE BALL 6314         1  2 0 F BALLS 523           ARENAMASTER NARHM 603 554 NONE    
FAIR BALL 6332         0  1 0 F BALLS 523           SHEWISH GIANT 601     554 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Scandalf -- You ARE!  And a byword and a hissing, too!  Gods, the disgrace! -- Howard
P.S.  Not me disgraced, you.  I don't know what you DID, but all the old biddies
think you're the worst.
P.P.S.  Which doesn't explain why they all want to invite you to dinner.

I hate these Dangerous Criminals.  Why are they allowed to run around loose? --
Challon

Dangerous Criminal -- Challon is a nice guy.  I'm not. -- Epimonidas

This Ambitious Guard is pathetic. -- Hannibal
P.S.  Of course, he's an orc.  That says it all.

I hate redheads, and there's nobody going to come after me for the Fratsfa Slave,
so...why not? -- Jimmy Custer

Caddyshack -- You lost my balls ON PURPOSE!  And people call ME a thief! --
Wrongfully Convicted in Jhelum

Jimmy Custer -- Curse you. -- Ghost of a Fratsfa Slave

Hannibal -- Slow down, dammit.  How am I going to LEARN anything if you move so fast?
-- a Jhelum Guard
P.S.  What's wrong with being ambitious?

Challon -- Bwahaha! -- the Truly Dangerous Criminal

Epimonidas -- Oh. -- the Truly Dangerous Criminal

Bore-O-Me -- The arenamaster is squeamish about blood and death, which is the ONLY
reason you survived my attention. -- (name withheld by request), Professional
Assassin

Aragant -- You remind me of your teammate, who would be better suited to have your
style. -- (name withheld by request), Professional Assassin

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

14 July 2006
In response to the Desolate Empire's declaration of war, the Vendetta Cartel offers
the following response:

The members of the Vendetta Cartel can be found in 1, 8, 9, 10,  11, 14, 22, 25, 28,
31, 39, 45, 47, 50, 52, 54, 59, 60, 100, and 106.  Stop yapping in the all-arena ads,
pick an arena, issue a challenge, actually win something, and then maybe (and we
stress maybe) you may speak.  You may come to our home arenas (8, 31, and 47) and
confront us, but we suggest you learn to win in your own "home" arena (52) first.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SERILIA butchered SPYMASTER in a crowd pleasing 2 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
FIVE BALL was murdered by ARENAMASTER NARHMIN in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
BLUNT TRAUMA was assassinated by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena duel.
WOMAN SCORNED was butchered by ARENAMASTER NARHMIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
FAIR BALL was killed by SHEWISH GIANT in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena competition.
PUTRESSENCE viciously subdued SCANDALF in a exciting 2 minute master's Title fight.
BORE-O-ME handily defeated M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
LEGALASS viciously subdued KHALHUMS DWARF in a 2 minute gruesome expert's duel.
ARAGANT overpowered CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a slow 9 minute uneven duel.
GIMLET defeated CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a action packed 1 minute match.
EPIMONIDAS beat CELEBORN in a 2 minute fight.
HOWARD was demolished by DECAPITATOR in a 1 minute mismatched match.
FUZZ BALL was handily defeated by HANNIBAL in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
JIMMY CUSTER demolished FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
FOOT BALL handily defeated CHALLON in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
GALADRIEL vanquished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
WHITE THUNDER vanquished BAD TRANS OP in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
WRETCHED was unbelievably bested by FULGOR in a popular 3 minute amateur's brawl.
SERIAL KILLER subdued GIANETTA in a 6 minute novice's bout.
ETHERIAL outlasted CORRA in a crowd pleasing 7 minute amateur's fight.
ROGUE was unbelievably bested by CORGAN in a 2 minute gruesome novice's bout.
NENJA demolished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute uneven bout.
INEPT won victory over STILE in a 3 minute gory amateur's fray.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   2 -  1      71  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         WALL OF STEEL     12 -   6 -  0      67  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         TOTAL PARRY       13 -   8 -  0      62  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         AIMED BLOW         9 -   6 -  0      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         STRIKING ATTACK   19 -  13 -  1      59  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         SLASHING ATTACK   14 -  12 -  1      54  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         PARRY-LUNGE       14 -  13 -  0      52  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   8 -  0      47  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         BASHING ATTACK     6 -  10 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         LUNGING ATTACK     3 -   6 -  1      33  |

Turn 554 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       2 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  3         2  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  3         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  3         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  1                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  2                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-STRIKE     PUTRESSENCE 5778           17   7  1  106 GLOOM AND DOOM (534)
PARRY-LUNGE      LEGALASS 6217              19  14  1   92 THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
BASHING ATTACK   SCANDALF 6219              17  16  0   90 THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
TOTAL PARRY      ARAGANT 6220               20  12  0   86 THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
STRIKING ATTACK  BORE-O-ME 6216             19  14  1   83 THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
AIMED BLOW       GIMLET 6218                20  13  2   76 THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
SLASHING ATTACK  DECAPITATOR 4959            5   1  0   64 DEATH SQUAD (468)
WALL OF STEEL    EPIMONIDAS 5683            13   8  0   62 DOGS OF WAR (115)
LUNGING ATTACK   FOOT BALL 6305              5   0  0   45 F BALLS (523)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is PUTRESSENCE 5778.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was WRETCHED 6192.  The ten other most popular fighters were CORRA 6330, 
PUTRESSENCE 5778, FAIR BALL 6332, EPIMONIDAS 5683, LEGALASS 6217, ROGUE 6322, 
BORE-O-ME 6216, WHITE THUNDER 6040, INEPT 6194, and SCANDALF 6219.

The least popular fighter this week was ARAGANT 6220.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were GIANETTA 6328, STILE 6329, ETHERIAL 6303, BAD TRANS OP 6312, CHALLON 
6304, FUZZ BALL 6299, HOWARD 6289, WOMAN SCORNED 4958, BLUNT TRAUMA 4962, and FIVE 
BALL 6314.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

PUTRESSENCE (4-5778) GLOOM AND DOOM (534)

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

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

               NEW TEAMS IN THE TEMPORARY TOURNAMENT ARENAS (DM 81/83)

Please note that all new teams created at the Face-to-Face were temporarily placed 
in a temporary Tournament Arena, DM 81 or DM 83.  If you requested that your team be 
placed in a specific arena, it has already transferred to that arena.  Any teams not 
transferred out of DM 81 and DM 83 by September 1st will be deleted.  If you have 
questions about any of your teams, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI 

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

     For those of you who keep track of such things, 5 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                       SNOTTYMAN (40-3685) of THEY TRAINED ME!
                            HORRID (65-6385) of LEGION IV
                         JUDICIOUSLY (82-27214) of ADVERBS II
                      TERRICONUS (82-27651) of THE GLORIOUS DARK
                      FLABBY-O (82-30720) of STREET PIZZAD XXII

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes