DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/19/2006    Duedate: 10/02/2006

JHELUM ARENA

DM-4    TURN-558

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SCANDALF
THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
(4-6219) [20-17-0,106]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SCANDALF                       DECAPITATOR
THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)          DEATH SQUAD (468)
(4-6219) [20-17-0,106]         (4-4959) [7-2-0,83]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LEGALASS                       BORE-O-ME
THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)          THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
(4-6217) [21-16-1,80]          (4-6216) [23-14-1,97]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DOGS OF WAR (115)           30
2. THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)       24      THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
3. COLLEGE RADIO #4 (548)      11      Unchartered Team
4. DEATH SQUAD (468)            9
5. GLOOM AND DOOM (534)         0      COLLEGE RADIO #4 (548)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)    109  75  4 59.2   1/ 1 THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)    11  4 0
 2- 2 GLOOM AND DOOM (534)      67  61  4 52.3   2/ 3*DEATH SQUAD (468)         7  6 1
 3- 3 TRIBAL COUNCIL (120)     230 224 12 50.7   3/ 5 DOGS OF WAR (115)         6  9 0
 4- 4 TEERAK HA (553)           23  23  1 50.0   4- 2*SACRED CIRCLE (594)       5  5 0
 5- 6*SACRED CIRCLE (594)       10  10  0 50.0   5/ 6 LOTHLORIEN (579)          5  5 0
 6/11*COLLEGE RADIO #4 (548)     1   1  0 50.0   6- 9 TRIBAL COUNCIL (120)      2  0 0
 7- 8 F BALLS (523)             74  75  6 49.7   7- 8 TEERAK HA (553)           2  0 0
 8/ 5*DEATH SQUAD (468)         18  19  1 48.6   8- 4 F BALLS (523)             2  4 0
 9/ 9 LOTHLORIEN (579)          50  62  3 44.6   9/11*COLLEGE RADIO #4 (548)    1  1 0
10/10 DOGS OF WAR (115)        398 594 24 40.1  10- 7 GLOOM AND DOOM (534)      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

     Hail JHELUM!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for your 
deeds.  Now keep the taverns open late tonight, for there are sorrows to drown for F 
BALLS, whose 0-0-0 this turn dropped them by 4 into 8th.  TRIBAL COUNCIL stable has 
parlayed this turn's 0-0-0 into a 3 space move up the rankings.  This brings them up 
to 6th place.  Good work, guys!  And let's see, EPIMONIDAS fought LEGALASS and gained 
19 points and contributed to DOGS OF WAR's 3-2-0.  DECAPITATOR has lost to SCANDALF, 
falling 12 points, while helping make DEATH SQUAD a 2-3-1 turn.  Due to hers absence 
and inability to defend the throne, PUY has lost the title of Duelmaster.  We should 
ask SCANDALF about the thrill of victory, and what being the new Duelmaster does for 
a warrior, he's now the one to ask.  By the way, was that our Duelmaster that I saw 
last night, cramped under the table at The Warty Toad?   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.  DOGS OF WAR has cause to stand 
tall, as they were JHELUM's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team 
to beat.  And avoiding DOGS OF WAR more than any other team we find LOTHLORIEN.  
JHELUM, are we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  The most challenged 
warrior this turn was DEATH SQUAD's warrior DECAPITATOR.  More fighters challenged 
him than challenged the Duelmaster!   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  A brave warrior does not carry a red shield, he has nothing to cover 
or hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     I like this place, JHELUM, the taverns have old wine, and young serving girls.  
Who could ask for more?  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep 
your swords sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets 
to paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SCANDALF 6219                20  17  0   106       THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FORK BALL 6244               13   1  0   126       F BALLS (523)
-ABHORRENCE 5568              13   7  2   102       GLOOM AND DOOM (534)
-PUY 5764                      7   2  0    99       TEERAK HA (553)
 BORE-O-ME 6216               23  14  1    97       THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
 ARAGANT 6220                 24  12  0    94       THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DECAPITATOR 4959              7   2  0    83       DEATH SQUAD (468)
 GIMLET 6218                  21  16  2    81       THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
 LEGALASS 6217                21  16  1    80       THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
 EPIMONIDAS 5683              14  11  0    78       DOGS OF WAR (115)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FUZZ BALL 6299                5   3  0    66       F BALLS (523)
 HOWARD 6289                  12  12  1    63       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 JIMMY CUSTER 6268            13  16  2    61       DOGS OF WAR (115)
-WHITE THUNDER 6040            6   3  0    58       TRIBAL COUNCIL (120)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FOOT BALL 6305                7   1  0    55       F BALLS (523)
 HANNIBAL 5715                10  15  0    51       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 GALADRIEL 6270                6   3  0    42       LOTHLORIEN (579)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHALLON 6304                  7  10  0    31       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 CELEBORN 6259                 5  10  0    29       LOTHLORIEN (579)
-CORRA 6330                    3   1  0    27       SACRED CIRCLE (594)
 KILLING JOKE 5696             1   1  0    26       COLLEGE RADIO #4 (548)
 BAD TRANS OP 6312             3   2  1    24       DEATH SQUAD (468)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SERIAL KILLER 4957            5   3  0    23       DEATH SQUAD (468)
-MAM 6053                      2   2  0    20       TEERAK HA (553)
-RIGOR MORTIS 6342             1   0  0    18       GLOOM AND DOOM (534)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ETHERIAL 6303                 5   2  0    17       LOTHLORIEN (579)
-STILE 6329                    3   1  0    14       SACRED CIRCLE (594)
-MURDER 6338                   1   0  0    13       GLOOM AND DOOM (534)
-GIANETTA 6328                 1   3  0    13       SACRED CIRCLE (594)
 BAYONET BETTY 6346            1   1  0    12       DEATH SQUAD (468)
-INEPT 6194                    3   1  0    10       GLOOM AND DOOM (534)
 ROGUE 6322                    1   4  0     9       LOTHLORIEN (579)
-CORGAN 6327                   2   2  0     8       SACRED CIRCLE (594)
-NOK 6032                      1   4  0     7       TEERAK HA (553)
-FUR BALL 6344                 1   0  0     7       F BALLS (523)
-WRETCHED 6192                 1   3  0     6       GLOOM AND DOOM (534)
-AM 6055                       1   3  0     6       TEERAK HA (553)
 RODEO CLOWN 6347              0   2  0     2       DEATH SQUAD (468)
-HUNTING WOLF 4237             0   1  0     1       TRIBAL COUNCIL (120)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
NENJA 6323             2  3 0 LOTHLORIEN 579        BAD TRANS OP 6312     558         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Puy does not deserve it. -- Gloom And Doom

White Thunder -- We already did this, dude.  I could get along just fine without
those extra losses, you know. -- Hannibal, grumbling because the Roman baths are
closed and he was really looking forward to a Roman bath

Foot Ball -- The arenamaster thought you were trying to bury me in the sand, which
would have been bad enough.  But no, the real truth is that you were trying to place-
kick me, and you kept MISSING and kicking sand in my face.  Lucky for you that I'm a
ninety-pound weakling. -- Challon

Scandalf -- If I had REALLY, completely died because you were carousing and making a
scandalf of yourself when you should have been paying attention and making sure the
orderlies didn't keep DROPPING me, it would have caused a major outbreak of booing
and hissing, you know.  The fans love me. -- Jimmy Custer
P.S.  Thanks for the skills, at least.

Bore-O-Me -- Gods, man, get some new jokes!  That was AWFUL.  Hell, even recitations
of the Iliad would be better, despite what a pig that glory-hound Achilles was. --
Epimonidas

Celeborn -- I was all set with some kind of dumb comment, which is the only kind our
manager provides, and then I saw that you nearly died.  This is awful!  Think how
upset Galadriel would be!  I really don't want Galadriel upset with me.  In fact, I
shudder to think of what she might do.  So, don't die, okay?  My nerves couldn't
stand it. -- Howard

Ed. -- Of course it would be a lot of stew, but remember, I had an army to feed. --
Hannibal

     Ah, right.  An ingenious solution to both problems. -- Ed.

Scandalf -- You can say that again, but not being Bore-O-Me, I trust you won't.  Say
something else, instead. -- Epimonidas
P.S.  It's a lot easier to make conversation if two people are talking.

26 August 2006
The Avengers of Light.  Another VC lackey?  What's the matter VC, are you scared?
Bringing in reinforcements.  It matters not, bring your avengers and they shall be
crushed!  I am Dark Knight Blackstorm and I represent the Desolate Empire and can

easily be found in 8, 28, 31, 47, 54, and 106.  I reply with steel and your women
shall cry when they start the body count!!!!!!!!!  Remember to sign your posts to
whoever from the VC wrote that earlier Ad. -- Dark Knight Blackstorm

4 September 2006
Civil War/The Crusades

The next edition of the Civil War series is to be held in Tobir, arena 14, beginning
November 25th with a round where all participating managers must DA all 5 of their
warriors; in addition all warriors must be prefixed with an A an F or a D in the
following manner:  A-Broke Stroker or (A) Broke Stroker.  Names simply beginning with
the letter of your federation will NOT count as properly prefixed!  Existing teams
are welcome but no warrior who survives the DA who had prior Fight Experience (arena
or tourney) will be allowed to score or challenge into the contest teams.  There will
be an equal number of teams set up for each of the three factions (Andorian, Free
Blades, and Delarquan) to create sides as equal as possible.  This along with the DA
round should set up pretty equal footing for all managers.  After the DA there will
be another round where you can either DA again or fight your new, or surviving,
warriors so they will be set up to challenge an opponent beginning on round 1.  So as
a recap DA round, turn 0, then turn 1 it begins with the following rules:

The Civil War to be held in arena 14.
- The contest runs for 10-28 turns (barring ties).
- No tourney participation allowed.  Teams with warriors participating in any
  tournament are disqualified.
- An even number of teams per faction worked out by the Faction Leaders.  No later
  substitutions are allowed.
- If a manager brings in a second team and challenges into the contest he is DQ'd and
  his side will fight one team short!
- Three factions will be participating:  Andorian, Delarquan, Free Blades
- Everyone prefixes their warrior with A-, F-, or D- (No prefix = disqualification of
  the warrior)
- Turn DA:  (The DA Round) November 25, 2006.  Every warrior must DA.  (Warriors not
  DA'd on Turn 0 are disqualified)
- Turn 0:  December 9th, 2006.  There will be no scoring this turn it is meant to
  allow for challenges on turn 1.
- Turn 1+:  Scoring as detailed below
- Each team gets 1 point for defeating a warrior from an opposing team.
- Fights against warriors on your team do not generate points in any situation.
- The team with the most points each turn gets a Battle Point (if there is a tie for
  the most points then no Battle Points are accrued)
- The first team to 10 Battle Points wins the war
- Managers of teams on the winning side each receive a +1 bonus potion to be used on
  a warrior on their contest team.  This must be applied within a month of the
  conclusion of the contest and the team must have been active on the last turn of
  the contest.

Anyone wishing to participate, and feels they can probably stick around for the
duration (don't want to handicap a side, of course unforeseeable events cannot be
planned for), should either diplo me at THE DEATH SQUAD(63) in Tobir (arena 14) or
place a personal ad in the arena.  You may also contact me via the Duel2.com boards!
Let me know which faction you would like to fight for!  This contest is intended to
be open to ALL managers wishing to pit themselves against each other to try and
determine which faction has the best managers! -- Street Legal

14 September 2006
     I am back in the arena and thinking back to those days in 1984 where I was a
novice and clueless manager.
     Now, 22 years later it looks like I am an ancient and once again clueless
manager.
     I am looking to recover some old warriors.  Since none of them are Aimed Blows,
they are no threat to win anything.  I just want to see how they turned out.

The Couatl 2-17
Madam Butterfly 20-701
Gypsy Moth 20-703
King Crab 21-1
Priestess Python 26-1388

Please contact me at DekeYoung@Comcast.net if you know about any of these ancient
warriors, or just want to bs about the old, old, old times.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SCANDALF devastated DECAPITATOR in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title fight.
CELEBORN was vanquished by HANNIBAL in a 2 minute uneven Challenge battle.
ROGUE subdued RODEO CLOWN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute beginner's Challenge fight.
BORE-O-ME bested KUNG-FU MASTER in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.
ARAGANT bested VENOMOUS VIXEN in a popular 3 minute expert's brawl.
GIMLET unbelievably bested HOWARD in a 2 minute master's match.
LEGALASS was overcome by EPIMONIDAS in a action packed 1 minute expert's fight.
JIMMY CUSTER vanquished SERIAL KILLER in a popular 1 minute uneven duel.
CHALLON was vanquished by GALADRIEL in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
ETHERIAL was defeated by KILLING JOKE in a action packed 1 minute match.
BAD TRANS OP killed NENJA in a exciting 1 minute novice's fight.
BAYONET BETTY bested PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 2 minute amateur's conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         TOTAL PARRY       16 -   6 -  0      73  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   3 -  1      63  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         AIMED BLOW        12 -   8 -  0      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         SLASHING ATTACK   20 -  14 -  1      59  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL     11 -   8 -  0      58  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-LUNGE       14 -  13 -  0      52  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         STRIKING ATTACK   21 -  20 -  0      51  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -  11 -  0      45  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK     9 -  11 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         LUNGING ATTACK     7 -  10 -  1      41  |

Turn 558 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-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  2         3  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  2         2  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  2                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   SCANDALF 6219              20  17  0  106 THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
STRIKING ATTACK  BORE-O-ME 6216             23  14  1   97 THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
TOTAL PARRY      ARAGANT 6220               24  12  0   94 THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
SLASHING ATTACK  DECAPITATOR 4959            7   2  0   83 DEATH SQUAD (468)
AIMED BLOW       GIMLET 6218                21  16  2   81 THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
PARRY-LUNGE      LEGALASS 6217              21  16  1   80 THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    EPIMONIDAS 5683            14  11  0   78 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 BORE-O-ME 6216.  The ten other most popular fighters were HOWARD 6289, KILLING 
JOKE 5696, BAYONET BETTY 6346, ROGUE 6322, GIMLET 6218, EPIMONIDAS 5683, JIMMY CUSTER 
6268, BAD TRANS OP 6312, SCANDALF 6219, and HANNIBAL 5715.

The least popular fighter this week was ETHERIAL 6303.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were CHALLON 6304, ARAGANT 6220, DECAPITATOR 4959, RODEO CLOWN 6347, 
CELEBORN 6259, NENJA 6323, GALADRIEL 6270, SERIAL KILLER 4957, LEGALASS 6217, and 
HANNIBAL 5715.

                 FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY XLI

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CUNNING FOX 3906 (183-79-3)            4  3  0         TRIBAL COUNCIL       
LAZAR WOLF 1169 (179-117-3)            5  4  0         TRIBAL COUNCIL       
EXCARBAY 968 (122-124-5)               2  3  0         MAURAUDERS           
CRYSTALSONG 1078 (142-105-3)           1  4  0         MAURAUDERS           

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DRAGON MAW 2377 (54-42-3)              3  3  0         OAK DOOR INN         
FLOATING SWISS 4461 (57-54-4)          3  3  0         THINGSINPUG'SCOOLER  
STANLEY'S CUP 5443 (31-8-0)            3  3  0         SPORTZ!              

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SULACCO 5128 (46-44-2)                 6  3  0         DEATH ON A STIK      

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
THRENODY 4557 (40-51-1)                5  3  0         BLADES OF MIST       
CHASM OF IGNORANCE 4186 (26-14-0)      0  3  0         UTOPIA RELIGIOSO     

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MICHAEL COOPER 5943 (24-12-1)          8  3  1         SUPERIOR FORCES ZC2  
MAGIC JOHNSON 5904 (18-20-1)           7  3  0         PURPLE AND GOLD      

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ABHORRENCE 5568 (13-7-2)               6  3  1         DARK TOADS           
RAEL 5225 (15-5-1)                     1  3  0         BLADES OF MIST       

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
EMILLE 5357 (8-6-0)                    3  3  0         BLADES OF MIST       
FORK BALL 6244 (13-1-0)                2  3  0         F BALLS              
SWAYTHE 5253 (8-8-0)                   1  3  0         BLADES OF MIST       

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PUY 5764 (5-2-0)                       2  3  0         TEERAK HA            

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
UNCLE SAM 6199 (4-3-0)                 7  3  0         THE MOTHERSHIP 5     
FUZZ BALL 6299 (4-0-0)                 5  3  1         F BALLS              
FOOT BALL 6305 (4-0-0)                 4  3  0         F BALLS              
CADDYSHACK 5338 (2-0-0)                0  3  0         FUNNY AS HELL        

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
JUNGLE JAM 6178 (1-3-0)                3  3  0         THE MOTHERSHIP 5     
GLORY 5509 (2-2-0)                     0  3  0         LEGION OF VIRTUE     
HONOR 5506 (4-0-0)                     0  3  0         LEGION OF VIRTUE     

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
KILLING JOKE 5696 (0-0-0)             11  3  1         COLLEGE RADIO #4     
THEIF 6325 (0-0-0)                     6  3  0         BLADES OF MIST       
VALOR 5507 (0-0-0)                     1  3  0         LEGION OF VIRTUE     
FAIR BALL 6332 (0-0-0)                 0  3  0         F BALLS              
TEMPER 6324 (0-0-0)                    0  3  0         LEGION OF VIRTUE     
THE GRUDGE 6280 (0-0-0)                0  3  0         TOOL