DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/28/2004    Duedate: 10/11/2004

BONSUR ARENA

DM-7    TURN-507

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TASTY HANGNAIL
WASTELAND II (267)
(7-5463) [20-14-0,98]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TASTY HANGNAIL                 POSITION IS EMPTY
WASTELAND II (267)             
(7-5463) [20-14-0,98]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TALLAHASSE TINA                SWEATY
BEACH BABES (309)              BRAIN (467)
(7-4889) [14-54-0,96]          (7-4850) [3-4-0,64]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BLADES OF ICE (188)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WASTELAND II (267)          46
2. BRAIN (467)                 28      FLOWER CHILDREN (26)
3. VIRULENT DESTINY (220)      13      Unchartered Team
4. FLOWER CHILDREN (26)         6
5. BEACH BABES (309)            4      CASH DRAIN (265)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 FLOWER CHILDREN (26)     251 162 11 60.8   1/ 1 BLADES OF ICE (188)       8  1 1
 2/ 0 VIRULENT DESTINY (220)    61  42  5 59.2   2/ 4 BEACH BABES (309)         7  8 0
 3/ 2 WASTELAND II (267)       742 580 29 56.1   3/ 2 WASTELAND II (267)        5  2 0
 4/ 3 BLADES OF ICE (188)      437 367 27 54.4   4- 3 SUGAR AND SPICE (501)     2  2 1
 5- 4 BATHTUB ARMADA (515)     218 191 19 53.3   5/ 0 VIRULENT DESTINY (220)    2  3 0
 6- 5 SUGAR AND SPICE (501)    128 114 11 52.9   6/11 UNDER JOLLY ROGER (316)   2 10 0
 7- 7 ERRATA (511)              27  27  0 50.0   7- 5 BATHTUB ARMADA (515)      1  0 0
 8/ 9 BRAIN (467)                7   8  0 46.7   8- 8 ERRATA (511)              1  0 0
 9/ 8 UNDER JOLLY ROGER (316)   30  37  1 44.8   9/12 BRAIN (467)               1  1 0
10-10 THE BEARS II (510)        45  62  7 42.1  10-10 THE BEARS II (510)        1  1 0
11/12 BEACH BABES (309)        486 736 16 39.8  11/ 6 FLOWER CHILDREN (26)      1  2 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

     Cercaria stepped out onto the grass of the courtyard and stretched his arms
skyward to pull some of the muscle strain from his spine.  The years of isolation and
hard work had twisted his body into knots of muscles that were badly atrophied from
disuse.  The master chemist had long been successful in his formulations and the
guild had prospered from his labors.  But his spirit had suffered.
     Now there was time to pause in the work and perhaps rekindle some of the flames
of the old passions.  In years past the Guild had a reputation for Gladiators in
combat as well as the Apothecaries that reside in the cities.  Many of the warriors
had taken jobs in the shops when the Guild decided to focus on that enterprise at the
expense of the arena combat.  However, there were a few who had formed a brotherhood
dedicated to the preservation of fighting from within the Guild so that the old ways
would not be forgotten.  These few had their eye toward a day of rebirth in the proud
fighting tradition of Guild Virulent's past.  These few had called themselves
Virulent Destiny.  They were the core of rebirth for the Guild's glory on the sands
of the arenas and it was them that Cercaria waited for on the courtyard lawn.
     The warriors approached from the east on horseback.  Cercaria strained to see
them as they drew closer.  He wondered if they would be worthy to bear the proud name
of Guild Virulent.  Would they be fit?  Would they be skilled and brave?  As they
drew closer he began to see that there were six cloaked figures and not five.
Cercaria recognized the five Destiny warriors as they removed their cloaks.  They
were all proud and fit.  Some more seasoned that others but all willing and capable.
This was a good start for the rebirth of a proud tradition.  The sixth man approached
Cercaria and removed his hood.  A smile stretched across the face of the old man for
the first time in years.  Zoster had returned.  The only Guild Virulent warrior to be
inducted to Primus arena looked hard and fit.  He was ready to return to the Lady's
service.  Cercaria pulled a jewel encrusted dagger from this cloak and raised it
skyward in silence.  The six warriors did the same.

                                      SPY REPORT

     I can't believe the violence in BONSUR!  I still haven't told Mom I'm writing 
Spyreports.  She'd have a cow!  Well, here we go...  Uncool, FLOWER CHILDREN.  I mean 
0-1-0 is bad.  Will they will be allowed to fight?  I say use 'em for training 
practice!  UNDER JOLLY ROGER like really fought hard to move up to 6th from 11th.  
Way to go!  MVP award for GOKU?  WASTELAND II's proud of him after beating 
CLOSTRIDIUM and getting 28 points.  Talk about yer major upsets!  CLOSTRIDIUM's match 
with GOKU cost him a loss of 16 points!  The Duelmaster isn't going to stop just 
cause he's Number One!  BLACK ORC knows this.  He was Dark Arena Challenged by the 
Duelmaster.  Don't you think the Duelmaster is being unfair?  I think ARSENAL should 
let BLACK ORC be Duelmaster for a while, without fighting about it.  I hear the top 
team insists all their warriors get nine hours sleep.  They want photogenic fighters 
for PR photos.   
     So just why would someone becomes a warrior anyway?  It can't be for these 
really neat Spyreports can it?  BLADES OF ICE was BONSUR's most avoided team.  Is 
there some award for that?  Is there some deep dark secret why WASTELAND II's been 
avoiding BLADES OF ICE so much?  Or is it just that they're too scared?  Like, is 
TALLAHASSE TINA popular, or what?  She was challenged the most in all of BONSUR!  
She's got a 14-54-0, is that good?  I'm not so sure SWEATY knew all the facts when he 
challenged NUMBER 3 of BLADES OF ICE.  I saw SWEATY stumbling and dribbling at The 
Warty Toad last week...  Like, was that some fighting on SWEATY's part, or what?  And 
he got 28 points out of it!  (besides getting in my report)  Poor NUMBER 3.   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All BONSUR ever talks about is fighting!  Me, 
I'm more laid back.  Like, who is this guy???  ARSENAL gets sent to the Dark Arena, 
battles BLACK ORC, and returns to tell of it!!!  I bet BLADES OF ICE manager is 
surprised!  Fight, fight, fight.  Is that all you guys can do?   
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I'm getting tired of writing this stuff, so I'm calling it 
quits.  Its been really albendranius!  Later, guys-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TASTY HANGNAIL 5463          20  14  0    98       WASTELAND II (267)

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)
 GOKU 5628                     8   3  0    97       WASTELAND II (267)
 TALLAHASSE TINA 4889         14  54  0    96       BEACH BABES (309)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CLOSTRIDIUM 2052             19   4  0    76       VIRULENT DESTINY (220)
-DILL WEED 5241                8   2  0    72       SUGAR AND SPICE (501)
-MICRO MIRACLE 5236           11   8  0    71       WASTELAND II (267)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SWEATY 4850                   3   4  0    64       BRAIN (467)
-BENDER 5516                   9   3  1    61       BLADES OF ICE (188)
-MY BIG TOE 5601               7   6  0    61       WASTELAND II (267)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 T. CRURIS 2122               12   5  0    53       VIRULENT DESTINY (220)
 PROTEUS 2053                 11  11  1    51       VIRULENT DESTINY (220)
-THYME 5563                   11   9  2    50       SUGAR AND SPICE (501)
-BROUHAHA 5657                 3   1  0    43       FLOWER CHILDREN (26)
 YAKKO 3266                    7   7  0    42       UNDER JOLLY ROGER (316)
-SPEARMINT 5618                6   8  1    42       SUGAR AND SPICE (501)
-HARRY 4851                    4   4  0    41       BRAIN (467)
-SERENDIPITY 5634              2   6  0    40       BATHTUB ARMADA (515)
 NUMBER 3 5552                 7   6  0    39       BLADES OF ICE (188)
-MAJOR ANGER 5676              4   0  0    36       WASTELAND II (267)
 LAGUNA LIL 5681               3   2  0    34       BEACH BABES (309)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-1410171117411 5689            1   0  1    33       SUGAR AND SPICE (501)
 UMBRELLA MAN 5600             6  14  0    32       BEACH BABES (309)
-CHURCH TONGUE 5578            7   1  0    31       BLADES OF ICE (188)
 DR SEUSS 3269                 6   8  0    28       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                  
 WAKKO 3449                    3   2  0    23       UNDER JOLLY ROGER (316)
 PAULAMETTA 5688               3   0  0    21       BEACH BABES (309)
-KERFUFFLE 5659                2   2  0    21       FLOWER CHILDREN (26)
 DIKEMBE MUTUMBO 3267          3  11  0    20       UNDER JOLLY ROGER (316)
 ANIMAS PLAYAMATE 5687         1   2  0    12       BEACH BABES (309)
-GORDO 5673                    1   0  0    10       THE BEARS II (510)
 LASS R8 2415                  0   1  0     2       VIRULENT DESTINY (220)

'-' 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 NONE    
PALM BEACH PET 5641    4  4 0 BEACH BABES 309       PAPRIKA 5672          504         
BLACK ORC 678          0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          ARSENAL 4861          507 NONE    
BOONDOGGLE 5690        0  1 0 FLOWER CHILDREN 26    STONE GOLEM 684       507 NONE    
SIMPLEX 2309           1  3 0 VIRULENT DESTINY 220  ARENAMASTER ILHUM 681 507 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Aresenal -- Gosh, you elves are mean.  Well, you'd have to be to make trouble with a

blade of ice when it's still warm out.  It takes real meanness to keep it frozen,
which I know because of some experiments I did once out behind the cabana.  Good
work.  After all, gladiators are supposed to be mean. -- Tallahasse Tina

Church Tongue -- That's a weird name.  Yes, and it's unfair, too, because every time
someone said your name, it hit me like a spell of confusion and inferiority, and I
HATE that.  Also, I don't fight well under the influence of confusion and
inferiority.  Just one of those things. -- Umbrella Man

Church Tongue -- I think that translates as, "Good fight." -- Tallahasse Tina

Dikembe Mutumbo -- That's a fairly old sort of an id number you've got.  Does this
mean you're an old man, or maybe just coming out of suspended animation?  That can be
the pits.  Well, I've been TOLD that can be the pits.  The suspended animation bit,
not the old bit.  Although old is fairly rotten, too.  Still, good try and all.
Considering. -- Animas Playamate

Wakko -- And so I did.  Wakko you.  But that's no reason to go to the Dark Arena.
Well, okay, maybe it is a reason, but it isn't a GOOD reason.  Don't listen to the
crowds.  They just like to see you afraid. -- Laguna Lil

The damned Beggars never let up. -- Paulametta
P.S.  I didn't know Dwarves begged.  It seems so...unDwarven.

Paulametta -- You are cruel and ungenerous, and I hope you sit on a palmetto leaf. --
Garhal the Lame, reduced to beggary but still trying

20 September 2004
Azereth has returned!  I am the manager for Scarlet Blades in DM 25.  I was a member
of the Crimson Alliance and the Crimson Brotherhood (which was composed of former CA
members).  I've been out of the game for many (at least 5) years.  I would like to
hear from anyone who remembers me, as well as any Alliance that is seeking to add
experienced managers to their roster.  Contact me at:
     Anthony Wells
     600 W. Shore Dr.
     Stanton, MI  48888
or by personal ads in DM 25.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ARSENAL viciously butchered BLACK ORC in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
SIMPLEX was murdered by ARENAMASTER ILHUME' in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
BOONDOGGLE was slain by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena duel.
TASTY HANGNAIL devastated TALLAHASSE TINA in a 1 minute Challenge Title fight.
SWEATY demolished NUMBER 3 in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
CLOSTRIDIUM was viciously subdued by GOKU in a crowd pleasing 3 minute bloody match.
PROTEUS overpowered DR SEUSS in a 2 minute uneven melee.
T. CRURIS won victory over YAKKO in a 1 minute duel.
LAGUNA LIL vanquished DIKEMBE MUTUMBO in a action packed 1 minute gory uneven fight.
UMBRELLA MAN was outlasted by THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a dull 13 minute match.
WAKKO beat ANIMAS PLAYAMATE in a exciting 1 minute novice's fight.
PAULAMETTA unbelievably bested LASS R8 in a 3 minute brutal amateur's conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         LUNGING ATTACK    54 -  30 -  3      64  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         SLASHING ATTACK   16 -  12 -  2      57  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         TOTAL PARRY       17 -  17 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -  15 -  1      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         WALL OF STEEL     13 -  16 -  2      45  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         AIMED BLOW        13 -  17 -  0      43  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-LUNGE       14 -  19 -  1      42  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   7 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -  10 -  0      38  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  13 -  0       7  |

Turn 507 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       TASTY HANGNAIL 5463        20  14  0   98 WASTELAND II (267)
LUNGING ATTACK   GOKU 5628                   8   3  0   97 WASTELAND II (267)
TOTAL PARRY      CLOSTRIDIUM 2052           19   4  0   76 VIRULENT DESTINY (220)
WALL OF STEEL    T. CRURIS 2122             12   5  0   53 VIRULENT DESTINY (220)
BASHING ATTACK   LAGUNA LIL 5681             3   2  0   34 BEACH BABES (309)
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 SWEATY 4850.  The ten other most popular fighters were GOKU 5628, WAKKO 
3449, PAULAMETTA 5688, BOONDOGGLE 5690, PROTEUS 2053, LAGUNA LIL 5681, LASS R8 2415, 
T. CRURIS 2122, TASTY HANGNAIL 5463, and NUMBER 3 5552.

The least popular fighter this week was UMBRELLA MAN 5600.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were DR SEUSS 3269, CLOSTRIDIUM 2052, TALLAHASSE TINA 4889, SIMPLEX 
2309, ANIMAS PLAYAMATE 5687, DIKEMBE MUTUMBO 3267, YAKKO 3266, NUMBER 3 5552, TASTY 
HANGNAIL 5463, and T. CRURIS 2122.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

TASTY HANGNAIL (7-5463) WASTELAND II (267)

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

ARSENAL (7-4861) BLADES OF ICE (188)