DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/16/2004    Duedate: 11/29/2004

KALTOS ARENA

DM-5    TURN-509

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

FREDERICK DOUGLASS
I'M HISTORY (459)
(5-4424) [11-5-1,119]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FREDERICK DOUGLASS             TYRONE BAGGINS
I'M HISTORY (459)              LORD OF THE BLING (488)
(5-4424) [11-5-1,119]          (5-4663) [2-0-0,25]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FREDERICK DOUGLASS             NEO
I'M HISTORY (459)              TECHNOLOGY (283)
(5-4424) [11-5-1,119]          (5-4602) [5-2-1,64]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

I'M HISTORY (459)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. I'M HISTORY (459)           39
2. THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)      16      I'M HISTORY (459)
3. JOHNS (379)                 11      Unchartered Team
4. TECHNOLOGY (283)             8
5. LORD OF THE BLING (488)      6      LORD OF THE BLING (488)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 I'M HISTORY (459)         33  12  1 73.3   1/ 4 I'M HISTORY (459)         7  2 0
 2- 2*BLITZKRIEG (481)           7   3  1 70.0   2/ 1 JOHNS (379)               5  7 0
 3/ 3 LARGE LOSERS (440)        14  10  0 58.3   3/ 2 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)    4 11 0
 4/ 0 TECHNOLOGY (283)         469 393 30 54.4   4- 3*BLITZKRIEG (481)          2  1 0
 5/ 5 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)   181 180  9 50.1   5/ 0 TECHNOLOGY (283)          2  1 0
 6/ 7*LORD OF THE BLING (488)    2   3  0 40.0   6/ 6*LORD OF THE BLING (488)   2  3 0
 7/ 6 JOHNS (379)              208 331  8 38.6   7/ 5 LARGE LOSERS (440)        1  1 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 and well met warriors of KALTOS!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Former top team JOHNS was unseated this 
week as I'M HISTORY moved up from 4th ranking to take the top spot with a 4-1-0 
record for the round.  Warriors--remember that glory waits always around the corner!  
Witness how this week I'M HISTORY went 4-1-0 to move up 3 in the rankings.  ABRAHAM 
LINCOLN caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested 
NORLE PARTH and was awarded 14 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more 
notable duels, FLYNN put down JOHN BROWN, causing him to lose 4 points of recognition 
in the process.  Although MANUTE BOL made a valiant effort, it did not suffice to 
topple the reign of victorious FREDERICK DOUGLASS.  Heed this!  A seer has warned 
that if exactly 6 die in duels this week, the whole city shall perish!  Just 
remember...5 or 7!   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  My inside sources tell me that the 
team to beat in KALTOS these days is I'M HISTORY.  At least, most blades in town are 
looking to avoid them.  Methinks more than a few here could name the guild it was 
that spent the better part of last week avoiding I'M HISTORY.  Indeed it was LARGE 
LOSERS.  Mighty fighters cannot but expect competition from those below.  HOFFA take 
warning!  You have more than a few enemies in KALTOS.  I can not but mention with 
disdain the name of TYRONE BAGGINS who this week posted a TV challenge to a warrior a 
full 14 points below in the rankings.  I thought TYRONE BAGGINS showed great skill 
and promise when he overcame CHESTER EGG.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big 
deal!   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers 
the miserable with fortune but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  Sadly warriors, now longer can I keep thy 
company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  Till next we 
meet remember:  a fool flies into a rage quickly and often.  The wise are angered by 
the same thing only once.  Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FREDERICK DOUGLASS 4424      11   5  1   119       I'M HISTORY (459)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOHN TYLER 4420              10   3  0    99       I'M HISTORY (459)
 MANUTE BOL 4233              11   4  0    92       LARGE LOSERS (440)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOFFA 4348                    8  63  0    87       JOHNS (379)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NEO 4602                      5   2  1    64       TECHNOLOGY (283)
 FLYNN 4624                   11   6  1    63       JOHNS (379)
 FAST FORWARD 4484            11   8  0    60       TECHNOLOGY (283)
 HARRIET TUBMAN 4415           6   2  0    57       I'M HISTORY (459)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SAM BOWIE 4256                3   4  0    54       LARGE LOSERS (440)
 ZAKAU 4623                   10   7  0    41       JOHNS (379)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOFFA 4622                    8   9  0    33       JOHNS (379)
-GATOR BAIT 4609               2   0  1    32       BLITZKRIEG (481)
 FERGHAN HOHL 4633             4  11  0    31       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
 JOHN BROWN 4414               3   1  0    31       I'M HISTORY (459)
 ERLOI GILL 4620               6  12  0    30       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
-ELECTRIC SHEEP 4595           3   0  0    30       TECHNOLOGY (283)
-SPONGE BOB 4608               3   0  0    28       BLITZKRIEG (481)
-BUZZ 4612                     2   0  0    26       BLITZKRIEG (481)
 TYRONE BAGGINS 4663           2   0  0    25       LORD OF THE BLING (488)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 INGOLD KERR 4652              4   6  1    23       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
 ABRAHAM LINCOLN 4410          3   1  0    23       I'M HISTORY (459)
 BURNING MAN 4614              1   1  0    18       TECHNOLOGY (283)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NORLE PARTH 4658              3   6  1    16       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
-MIGHT AS WELL 4261            0   2  0    10       LARGE LOSERS (440)
 CHESTER EGG 4662              1   3  0     6       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Harriet Tubman -- You're history?  Isn't that something that most people would rather
not say of themselves?  I can see claiming that an enemy or opponent is history.  But
not oneself.  I think you should look into the whole thing again. -- Erloi Gill

Sponge Bob -- What's the good of being a sponge if you won't clean up spills?
Someone's got to do it. -- Ferghan Hohl

Zakau -- Oh, it's you.  (sigh)  At least you teach well.  But that's about all I can
say for you. -- Ingold Kerr

Buzz -- I don't CARE what people say, you are too tall to be a Dwarf.  It's
unnatural.  Someone should take you down a couple of notches. -- Norle Parth
P.S.  Not me.  I've sworn off violence.

Tyrone Baggins -- Damned hotshot. -- Chester Egg
P.S.  You're too tall, too.

22 October 2004
                         Youngblood's Three and Out Contest

I would like to take this time to announce and invite all managers to compete in what
I think will be an awesome contest.  If you haven't ever TC'd at a tourney before,
here is your chance.  The contest will start Wednesday, December 1, 2004, but a
chance will be given November 17 to dark arena, only, any warrior that you do not see
fit to run in the contest.  So now that I have your attention, here are the rules
(like you didn't know they were coming sooner or later).

 1.  Any manager participating can enter one team, only.
 2.  No sandbagging whatsoever.  (I will keep up with it, every turn.)
 3.  No teams or warriors will be allowed to run after contest starts.
 4.  All warriors will run until they lose three times, after three losses they are
     eliminated.
 5.  If a warrior sits out a turn, they are accounted with a loss in the contest.
     This is to keep warriors with winning records from sitting out until the end of
     the contest.
 6.  If a warrior is killed during the contest, the replacement cannot enter the
     contest.
 7.  If a warrior is killed, bloodfeuding is allowed, but only by a warrior that is
     active in the contest.
 8.  If a warrior is run after being eliminated, the manager is disqualified from the
     contest, no questions asked.
 9.  Challenges are legal, up or down.
10.  Contest will keep going until 1 warrior is left without three losses, and that
     warrior, of course, is accounted the winner.
11.  All managers participating will be asked to purchase a rollup certificate, to be
     awarded to the winners of the contest.

                                    <<<PRIZES>>>

     As I have already said, and according to participation, rollups will be awarded
to the first and second place managers.  So the majority and minority of the rollups
will be determined when all are accumulated.
     Contest Champion--2 Faves prizes, and majority of rollup certificates
     Contest Runner-up--1 Faves prize, and minority of rollup certificates
     So once again I invite all managers old and new to participate in what should be
a fierce and challenging contest.  <<<REMEMBER, FIRST OFFICIAL TURN OF THE CONTEST IS
DECEMBER THE FIRST, AND AS I SAID BEFORE, THE TURN BEFORE (NOVEMBER 17TH) YOU MAY
DARK ARENA CHALLENGE ONLY!!!  ANY WARRIOR WITH ANY FE (FIGHT EXPERIENCE) WHEN THE
CONTEST STARTS WILL BE ELIMINATED FROM THE CONTEST.

                          YOUNGBLOOD of WENSINWASIN

11 November 2004
All you alliance-type people, I'm trying (again!) to get my alliance listing correct
and up to date.  Either send me a diplo (address it to The Saint) or send your
updates to me directly at Sue at solberg-mathews.com.  As you may guess, replace the
at with @ and you're good to go (I do hate spammy mail and this will end up on the
web).

I have information on the following alliances:  ADIO, Allied Axis, Armada,
Brotherhood of Justice, Brotherhood of the Blade, Cadre, CDC, Chaos, Inc., Circle of
Order, Company of Brothers, Consortium, Council of Lords, Couple Good Guys, Crimson
Vengeance, DOA, DOOMcorps, Enigmafia, Eurosquad, Fascist Federation, FONZ,
Frothingslosh Syndicate, GAPPDA, Homeland Alliance, IT Alliance, Jingoists, kLk,
Knights of the Covenant, LBA, League Arcane, Legion6, Living Essences, Lords and
Ladies of Darkness, Manic Union, Midnight Foundation, Minions of Diana, Monarchs of
Montezuma, NCA, NIMROD, R.A.G.E., Seventh Sons, The Firm, The French Connection,
Vendett@ United, and the Vendetta Cartel.

If you are a member of one of these alliances, let me know.  If you are a member of
some other alliance that isn't listed, let me know.  If you were at any point in your
past a part of one of these alliance but are now independent, also let me know.
Going inactive doesn't mean you get removed from this list; people are assumed to
still be in the same alliance when they return.  Even having everyone in an alliance
go inactive doesn't change anything.  If an alliance is officially disbanding, that's
another thing you have to let me know....

The Saint, keeper of lists

P.S.  If you already responded to my online plea (and I replied), you can ignore
this.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

TYRONE BAGGINS devastated CHESTER EGG in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
JOHN TYLER vanquished HOFFA in a 5 minute uneven Challenge battle.
ABRAHAM LINCOLN demolished NORLE PARTH in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
FREDERICK DOUGLASS devastated MANUTE BOL in a 1 minute one-sided Title contest.
NEO defeated ZAKAU in a crowd pleasing 1 minute match.
FLYNN devastated JOHN BROWN in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
HARRIET TUBMAN devastated HOFFA in a crowd pleasing 1 minute gory mismatched match.
FAST FORWARD handily defeated ERLOI GILL in a action packed 1 minute uneven melee.
BURNING MAN lost to INGOLD KERR in a 2 minute fight.
FERGHAN HOHL vanquished EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -   6 -  2      71  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         TOTAL PARRY       19 -   8 -  0      70  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -   6 -  0      65  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -  10 -  1      58  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW         8 -   9 -  1      47  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   8 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK     6 -  13 -  0      32  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         WALL OF STEEL      5 -  16 -  1      24  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 509 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     AIMED BLOW         0 -  3         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  FREDERICK DOUGLASS 4424    11   5  1  119 I'M HISTORY (459)
TOTAL PARRY      JOHN TYLER 4420            10   3  0   99 I'M HISTORY (459)
AIMED BLOW       MANUTE BOL 4233            11   4  0   92 LARGE LOSERS (440)
SLASHING ATTACK  NEO 4602                    5   2  1   64 TECHNOLOGY (283)
LUNGING ATTACK   FAST FORWARD 4484          11   8  0   60 TECHNOLOGY (283)
PARRY-LUNGE      HARRIET TUBMAN 4415         6   2  0   57 I'M HISTORY (459)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is FREDERICK DOUGLASS 4424.  The most popular warrior 
this turn was NEO 4602.  The ten other most popular fighters were HARRIET TUBMAN 
4415, FAST FORWARD 4484, TYRONE BAGGINS 4663, JOHN TYLER 4420, ABRAHAM LINCOLN 4410, 
FREDERICK DOUGLASS 4424, ZAKAU 4623, FLYNN 4624, INGOLD KERR 4652, and ERLOI GILL 
4620.

The least popular fighter this week was HOFFA 4348.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were HOFFA 4622, JOHN BROWN 4414, MANUTE BOL 4233, NORLE PARTH 4658, CHESTER 
EGG 4662, FERGHAN HOHL 4633, BURNING MAN 4614, ERLOI GILL 4620, INGOLD KERR 4652, and 
FLYNN 4624.