DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/31/2004    Duedate: 09/13/2004

BONSUR ARENA

DM-7    TURN-505

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ARSENAL
BLADES OF ICE (188)
(7-4861) [14-10-3,129]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ARSENAL                        POSITION IS EMPTY
BLADES OF ICE (188)            
(7-4861) [14-10-3,129]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TALLAHASSE TINA                BENDER
BEACH BABES (309)              BLADES OF ICE (188)
(7-4889) [14-52-0,94]          (7-5516) [9-3-1,61]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BLADES OF ICE (188)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BLADES OF ICE (188)         34
2. BEACH BABES (309)           34      FLOWER CHILDREN (26)
3. SUGAR AND SPICE (501)       33      Unchartered Team
4. WASTELAND II (267)          26
5. THE BEARS II (510)          11      DOOMED HEROES (378)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 FLOWER CHILDREN (26)     251 160 11 61.1   1/ 2 BLADES OF ICE (188)      10  2 1
 2/ 3 WASTELAND II (267)       739 579 29 56.1   2/ 1 WASTELAND II (267)        8  3 0
 3/ 4 BLADES OF ICE (188)      433 366 26 54.2   3/ 3 SUGAR AND SPICE (501)     7  5 3
 4/ 5 BATHTUB ARMADA (515)     218 191 19 53.3   4/ 6 FLOWER CHILDREN (26)      3  2 0
 5/ 6 SUGAR AND SPICE (501)    128 114 11 52.9   5/ 5 BEACH BABES (309)         3 12 0
 6- 8 THE CUTTHROATS (191)     198 186  9 51.6   6/ 7 ERRATA (511)              2  0 0
 7/ 9 ERRATA (511)              27  27  0 50.0   7- 8*HATE (519)                2  0 0
 8/ 0 UNDER JOLLY ROGER (316)   28  31  1 47.5   8/ 9 BATHTUB ARMADA (515)      2  1 0
 9-10 NINJAS (35)              178 218  8 44.9   9-13 THE CUTTHROATS (191)      1  1 0
10/11 THE BEARS II (510)        45  62  7 42.1  10-10 NINJAS (35)               1  2 0
11-12*HATE (519)                12  17  0 41.4  11/11 THE BEARS II (510)        1  6 0
12/13 BEACH BABES (309)        481 731 16 39.7  12/ 0 UNDER JOLLY ROGER (316)   0  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

     Hail BONSUR!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for your 
deeds.  It seems the training can make the difference, as WASTELAND II is pushed out 
of top team by BLADES OF ICE, who came from 2nd with a 4-0-0 this turn.  THE 
CUTTHROATS stable has parlayed this turn's 0-0-0 into a 4 space move up the rankings. 
This brings them up to 9th place.  Good work, guys!  The BLADES OF ICE guild has had 
a 4-0-0 turn and deserves to be watched in the future.  You never know where this 
kind of thing can lead.  And let's see, GOKU fought YAKKO and gained 17 points and 
contributed to WASTELAND II's 2-1-0.  YAKKO has lost to GOKU, falling 13 points, 
while helping make UNDER JOLLY ROGER a 0-4-0 turn.  This week's Duelmaster bout was 
between TALLAHASSE TINA and our Duelmaster ARSENAL, making a challenge.  The attempts 
to dethrone the Duelmaster have failed, and ARSENAL remains BONSUR's top warrior for 
another turn.  By the way, was that our Duelmaster that I saw last night, cramped 
under the table at The Warty Toad?   
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.  BLADES OF ICE has cause to stand tall, 
as they were BONSUR's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to 
beat.  And avoiding BLADES OF ICE more than any other team we find FLOWER CHILDREN.  
BONSUR, are we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  Well, sports fans, 
take notice that TALLAHASSE TINA from BEACH BABES was BONSUR's most challenged 
warrior this turn.   
     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.  1410171117411 must have surprised 
SUGAR AND SPICE this turn, after they sent it to the Dark Arena, but the Dark Arena 
couldn't hold it!  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.   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  Well, I'm burning daylight here in BONSUR and I've a long road 
ahead of me.  Happy Trails.  Until you see my quill in BONSUR again, farewell-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ARSENAL 4861                 14  10  3   129       BLADES OF ICE (188)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KEARSARGE 5444                8   0  2   116       BATHTUB ARMADA (515)
 ZOOM ZOOM 5259               13  11  0   112       ERRATA (511)
 DEAD POET 5562               13   2  0   107       FLOWER CHILDREN (26)
-OHMIE 2607                   22  15  1    98       THE CUTTHROATS (191)
-GARAI 4608                   19  11  0    98       BLADES OF ICE (188)
 TALLAHASSE TINA 4889         14  52  0    94       BEACH BABES (309)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOKU 5628                     7   2  0    78       WASTELAND II (267)
-GROOVE THANG 5474            10   9  0    75       FLOWER CHILDREN (26)
-DILL WEED 5241                8   2  0    72       SUGAR AND SPICE (501)
-MICRO MIRACLE 5236           11   8  0    71       WASTELAND II (267)
 TASTY HANGNAIL 5463          18  14  0    69       WASTELAND II (267)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BENDER 5516                   9   3  1    61       BLADES OF ICE (188)
-MY BIG TOE 5601               7   6  0    61       WASTELAND II (267)
-ANZAI MURO 5594               9   5  0    59       NINJAS (35)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YAKKO 3266                    7   5  0    56       UNDER JOLLY ROGER (316)
 THYME 5563                   11   9  2    50       SUGAR AND SPICE (501)
 NUMBER 3 5552                 6   5  0    46       BLADES OF ICE (188)
-BROUHAHA 5657                 3   1  0    43       FLOWER CHILDREN (26)
 SPEARMINT 5618                6   8  1    42       SUGAR AND SPICE (501)
 SERENDIPITY 5634              2   6  0    40       BATHTUB ARMADA (515)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAJOR ANGER 5676              4   0  0    36       WASTELAND II (267)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DANCING COWBOYS 5425          3   5  0    33       HATE (519)
 1410171117411 5689            1   0  1    33       SUGAR AND SPICE (501)
 UMBRELLA MAN 5600             6  12  0    30       BEACH BABES (309)
 CHURCH TONGUE 5578            6   1  0    28       BLADES OF ICE (188)
 DR SEUSS 3269                 5   7  0    27       UNDER JOLLY ROGER (316)
-ROGUE 5263                    4   7  0    26       ERRATA (511)
-WALLET 5260                   4   4  0    25       ERRATA (511)
 PAPRIKA 5672                  2   2  1    24       SUGAR AND SPICE (501)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KERFUFFLE 5659                2   2  0    21       FLOWER CHILDREN (26)
-GO ASAI 5627                  5   5  0    20       NINJAS (35)
 DIKEMBE MUTUMBO 3267          3   9  0    18       UNDER JOLLY ROGER (316)
 WAKKO 3449                    2   1  0    18       UNDER JOLLY ROGER (316)
 LAGUNA LIL 5681               1   2  0    17       BEACH BABES (309)
 PAULAMETTA 5688               1   0  0    16       BEACH BABES (309)
 GORDO 5673                    1   0  0    10       THE BEARS II (510)
-TWO HEADED WOMEN 5437         1   2  0     5       HATE (519)
-SIEW PENG 5677                0   1  0     1       NINJAS (35)
 ANIMAS PLAYAMATE 5687         0   1  0     1       BEACH BABES (309)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
TERRI TOWEL 5306      21 24 1 BEACH BABES 309       ARSENAL 4861          504         
SANDBAR SALLY 5469     7 21 0 BEACH BABES 309       THYME 5563            501 NOT REVE
PALM BEACH PET 5641    4  4 0 BEACH BABES 309       PAPRIKA 5672          504         
HUGGER 5573            5  6 1 THE BEARS II 510      BLACK ORC 678         505 NONE    
HIGH ELF 677           0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          1410171117411 5689    505 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Dead Poet -- You're too lively and nowhere near effete enough to fit your name. --
Tallahasse Tina

Arenal -- (vindictively)  See if I ever teach YOU five skills again. -- Ghost of
Terri Towel
P.S.  I guess this means I have to throw in the towel now?  Well, darn.

Dancing Cowboys -- Wow!  (tongue hanging out)  Great moves!  (eyes glazed)  Do it
again.... -- Umbrella Man

Paprika -- (sobbing)  You are cruel and heartless! -- Ghost of Palm Beach Pet

Major Anger -- I feel some.  Yes, I think I can honestly say I feel the sense of your
name.  I hope a shark eats you. -- Laguna Lil

24 August 2004
                            Invitation to Newbie Managers
                                 by Hammer

     As a Captain of the Vendetta Cartel, Hammer has recently dissolved the Vendetta
Cartel Crimson Ascension Family.  Lady Martilyo and Rook are NO LONGER members of the
Vendetta Cartel.
     The Vendetta Cartel is divided into "Families" under the leadership of Captains;
who have been appointed by the VC God Father known throughout the dueling land as
Master Darque.
     Hammer is now the Captain of the Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe and the veteran
manager extends an invitation for prospective membership as a Probate [ONLY 2 Probate
positions are available in the VC Tarantula Tribe at the present time!] to any Newbie
Manager who qualifies under the following conditions:
     1. Newbie Manager MUST have Online Access for Email communications!  [Hammer is
presently living in Qatar and Lieutenants Maximillian and Firehawk are living in
Canada; so Email Communication is a MUST for consideration!]
     2. Newbie Manager MUST have the time and funds to create 2 new stables to be
placed in 2 separate Slow Arenas [the cost of running 1 stable in a Regular Arena!]
to actively participate on a monthly basis with the other 3 T-Tribe members of the
Vendetta Cartel!
     3. Newbie Manager MUST have the DESIRE to be an Active Member of the Vendetta
Cartel as a Tarantula Tribe trainee aka Probate; developing his/her managerial skills
under the mentorship of Hammer and the other VC members; thus proving themselves
worthy to become Vendetta Cartel Lieutenants in the Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe!
     The Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe lives by the Feud; thereby prospective
Probates are forewarned that membership guarantees instant Friends and instant
Enemies!
     Any prospective Probates who 1.) seek to improve their managerial
insights/abilities under the counsel of Hammer and other Vendetta Cartel members 2.)
desire to be active members of an Active Alliance that WILL NOT Dissolve in a Few
Months; building lasting friendships while enjoying Feuding with Common Enemies 3.)
who enjoy sending their gladiators to Tournaments and would strive to see their
manager name listed among the TV and TC winners in the Mailer Tourney Newsletters as
a member of the Vendetta Cartel MUST DO THE FOLLOWING:
     Send an Email to HammerDM@fastermail.com to introduce yourself and provide
Hammer with a short Bio of your managerial successes/failures and favorite/least
favorite fighting styles; with a listing of your active stable/stables for Hammer to
verify in the online newsletters.
     Hammer will choose the 2 prospective Probates for membership in the Vendetta
Cartel Tarantula Tribe on the basis of who he decides will be most suited [to
Hammer's purposes as the T-Tribe Captain!] from among those responding to this All
Arena Ad on a first response/first acceptance or rejection basis!
     -- Hammer; Vendetta Cartel Captain/WordSmith and WeaponSmith of the Vendetta
Cartel Tarantula Tribe

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

HUGGER was barely slain by BLACK ORC in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
1410171117411 narrowly killed HIGH ELF in a 2 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
BENDER narrowly defeated THYME in a crowd pleasing 4 minute Challenge duel.
ARSENAL devastated TALLAHASSE TINA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge Title fight.
PAPRIKA was bested by MAJOR ANGER in a 2 minute beginner's Challenge brawl.
SERENDIPITY overpowered UMBRELLA MAN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge struggle.
ZOOM ZOOM devastated KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
DEAD POET handily defeated TASTY HANGNAIL in a 1 minute uneven melee.
YAKKO was vanquished by GOKU in a action packed 1 minute one-sided duel.
NUMBER 3 slimly won victory over DR SEUSS in a 4 minute gory fight.
SPEARMINT overpowered WAKKO in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
CHURCH TONGUE overpowered DIKEMBE MUTUMBO in a unpopular 5 minute one-sided match.
LAGUNA LIL bested EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute novice's battle.
GORDO overpowered ANIMAS PLAYAMATE in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
PAULAMETTA luckily beat EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 2 minute bloody novice's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         SLASHING ATTACK   21 -  12 -  2      64  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    67 -  39 -  5      63  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         TOTAL PARRY       16 -  17 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         PARRY-LUNGE       20 -  23 -  1      47  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -  18 -  1      45  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL     13 -  18 -  1      42  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         AIMED BLOW        11 -  17 -  0      39  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   8 -  0      38  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   9 -  1      31  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  15 -  0       6  |

Turn 505 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:

SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  2         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  2         2  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    ARSENAL 4861               14  10  3  129 BLADES OF ICE (188)
LUNGING ATTACK   ZOOM ZOOM 5259             13  11  0  112 ERRATA (511)
AIMED BLOW       TASTY HANGNAIL 5463        18  14  0   69 WASTELAND II (267)
PARRY-LUNGE      BENDER 5516                 9   3  1   61 BLADES OF ICE (188)
STRIKING ATTACK  YAKKO 3266                  7   5  0   56 UNDER JOLLY ROGER (316)
TOTAL PARRY      NUMBER 3 5552               6   5  0   46 BLADES OF ICE (188)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TALLAHASSE TINA 4889.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was BENDER 5516.  The ten other most popular fighters were THYME 5563, 
1410171117411 5689, ARSENAL 4861, MAJOR ANGER 5676, GOKU 5628, NUMBER 3 5552, LAGUNA 
LIL 5681, PAULAMETTA 5688, HUGGER 5573, and SERENDIPITY 5634.

The least popular fighter this week was CHURCH TONGUE 5578.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were DIKEMBE MUTUMBO 3267, ANIMAS PLAYAMATE 5687, WAKKO 3449, TASTY 
HANGNAIL 5463, UMBRELLA MAN 5600, YAKKO 3266, DEAD POET 5562, PAPRIKA 5672, 
TALLAHASSE TINA 4889, and GORDO 5673.