DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/29/2005    Duedate: 01/25/2006

ARKERS ARENA

DM-8    TURN-265

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

INOCHI
YAKUZA (541)
(8-4730) [10-0-0,127]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

INOCHI                         ME CHEAT U LOSE
YAKUZA (541)                   ORCISH IDIOMS (563)
(8-4730) [10-0-0,127]          (8-4854) [2-0-0,21]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MONGOOSE                       KOOL GREEN
A.K.A. (346)                   ENTENTER (534)
(8-2663) [16-22-0,94]          (8-4568) [14-11-1,75]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SMITHSONIAN (245)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. YAKUZA (541)                43
2. A.K.A. (346)                40      Z GLADIATORZ (519)
3. ORCISH IDIOMS (563)         39      Unchartered Team
4. X-FORCE (484)               37
5. SMITHSONIAN (245)           29      ORCISH IDIOMS (563)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*ORCISH IDIOMS (563)        8   1  0 88.9   1/ 1 SMITHSONIAN (245)        12  3 0
 2/ 1 Z GLADIATORZ (519)        60  29  0 67.4   2/ 7 LA PENTARCHIE (481)       9  5 0
 3/ 3 SMITHSONIAN (245)        501 327 13 60.5   3/ 3 YAKUZA (541)              8  2 1
 4/ 4 YAKUZA (541)             126  91  6 58.1   4/ 2 Z GLADIATORZ (519)        7  3 0
 5/ 5 LA PENTARCHIE (481)      201 158  4 56.0   5/ 4 ENTENTER (534)            7  7 0
 6- 6 NORTHERN BADLANDS (397)  135 109 12 55.3   6/ 9 X-FORCE (484)             6  9 0
 7- 7 DOGPOUND (477)            54  48  3 52.9   7/ 8 MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)       5  7 0
 8/ 8 MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)       59  60  1 49.6   8- 5 NORTHERN BADLANDS (397)   4  1 0
 9/ 9 CHAMPIONS OF STEEL (202)  96 111  8 46.4   9/ 0*ORCISH IDIOMS (563)       4  1 0
10/10 ENTENTER (534)            50  59  3 45.9  10/ 6 CHAMPIONS OF STEEL (202)  4  9 0
11/11 X-FORCE (484)            135 177 11 43.3  11/13 A.K.A. (346)              3  7 0
12/12 A.K.A. (346)              78 110  8 41.5  12-10 DOGPOUND (477)            2  2 0
13/13*LEVIATHAN (556)            6  17  1 26.1  13/11*SOULTAKERS (553)          2  5 0
14/14*SOULTAKERS (553)           4  17  0 19.0  14/12*LEVIATHAN (556)           2  7 1

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
ARKERS brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Now keep the taverns open late 
tonight, for there are sorrows to drown for CHAMPIONS OF STEEL, whose 1-4-0 this turn 
dropped them by 4 into 10th.  Ha!  LA PENTARCHIE turned their 3-2-0 turn into a 2nd 
place rank in the listings this turn.  Any better than this, and you get put on hit 
lists.  Gee, I'm impressed, a 4-1-0 is nice, but don't get cocky, X-FORCE, the Fates 
teach humility, and the Fates are proud.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed to 
see MONGOOSE win a fight and gain 18 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, MONGOOSE beat ALAIN 
DRAGOON and ALAIN DRAGOON lost 14 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And if variety 
is the spice of life, ARKERS may be getting bland, as INOCHI stays top dog in the 
city.  I'm not in a very good mood today, but why am I telling you this?  You want to 
know what's new, don't you, ARKERS?   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  
ARKERS, I am losing what little hope I had in you.  YAKUZA the most avoided team?  
What insult will suffice, I cannot say.  And who led the way in this mass act of 
cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was LA PENTARCHIE.  Ha ha ha ha!  Ooh, 
I'm frightfully impressed, HAMMURABI was this turn's most challenged warrior.  Watch 
that ego swell, sports fans.   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only shines 
through use.  Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     What does the ARKERS arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  Just wait 'till next time I show 
up here, I won't be so nice!  So nyaaah!  I see the crowds are getting restless, I 
must leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 INOCHI 4730                  10   0  0   127       YAKUZA (541)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TOM SAWYER 4281              13   4  0   112       SMITHSONIAN (245)
 AUJARD 4639                  14  11  0   105       LA PENTARCHIE (481)
 HELEN OF TROY 4603            9   1  0    97       SMITHSONIAN (245)
 MONGOOSE 2663                16  22  0    94       A.K.A. (346)
-SASHA BAL TOR 4034           25  14  0    91       NORTHERN BADLANDS (397)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NYTEMAIR 3602                11   7  1    90       CHAMPIONS OF STEEL (202)
 ZZZZ'S 4381                  18   6  0    88       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
 TIEN 4672                    12  11  1    86       YAKUZA (541)
-BLACK LAB 4265                9   3  0    82       DOGPOUND (477)
 S. G. 4753                    7   3  0    82       ENTENTER (534)
 DART 4586                    15   9  0    80       X-FORCE (484)
-WOLFHOUND 4158               12   5  0    76       DOGPOUND (477)
 KOOL GREEN 4568              14  11  1    75       ENTENTER (534)
-BORZOI 3983                  12   7  0    72       DOGPOUND (477)
-THUNDAR THE CRUEL 4661        8   9  0    71       NORTHERN BADLANDS (397)
 ALAIN DRAGOON 4716           13   7  0    70       LA PENTARCHIE (481)
 RICHARDTHELIONHEART 4023     11  13  1    68       SMITHSONIAN (245)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAMMURABI 4219               10   6  0    66       SMITHSONIAN (245)
 KISERU 4717                   7   4  0    62       YAKUZA (541)
 V.BALTIMORE-'W.BALT 4598     13  18  0    59       LA PENTARCHIE (481)
 ZIP 4383                      9   7  0    58       Z GLADIATORZ (519)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JERNIG MARS 4749             11  14  0    55       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
 FEORDIS INK 4746             14  11  0    53       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
 OVERDRIVE 4792                6   3  0    46       ENTENTER (534)
 FALCON 3422                   7  11  0    45       A.K.A. (346)
 ELIXIR 4815                   6   4  2    45       X-FORCE (484)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IMBER LACK 4748              10  12  0    42       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
 SUNFIRE 4856                  5   2  0    42       X-FORCE (484)
 LADY MACBETH 4627             4   3  0    37       SMITHSONIAN (245)
-OL' GRIZ 4755                 6   3  1    34       NORTHERN BADLANDS (397)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DAZZLER 4849                  5   3  1    33       X-FORCE (484)
-MAX VON SCUM 4737             5   6  0    31       NORTHERN BADLANDS (397)
 MORE MOORE 4864               3   0  0    30       LA PENTARCHIE (481)
 LES PAUL 4757                 7   3  0    24       ENTENTER (534)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YOR DETHKALL 4850             6   2  0    22       CHAMPIONS OF STEEL (202)
 SOHEI 4876                    2   1  1    22       YAKUZA (541)
 LIN MINMEI 4875               2   1  0    22       YAKUZA (541)
 SAINT SEIYA 4865              4   2  0    21       CHAMPIONS OF STEEL (202)
 ME CHEAT U LOSE 4854          2   0  0    21       ORCISH IDIOMS (563)
 BASILISK 4659                 3   6  1    20       A.K.A. (346)
 ROCK GLAS HUT FUN 4851        2   0  0    20       ORCISH IDIOMS (563)
 STING RAY 4735                3   1  1    19       A.K.A. (346)
-CHOW 4552                     1   4  1    19       DOGPOUND (477)
 ATLAS 4891                    1   0  0    18       X-FORCE (484)
 CHAOS INVADER 4867            3   2  0    17       CHAMPIONS OF STEEL (202)
 KIK BAKET OW TOE 4852         1   0  0    17       ORCISH IDIOMS (563)
 GOT CAT'S TONGUE 4855         2   0  0    16       ORCISH IDIOMS (563)
 MARSHMALLOW 4878              1   2  1    15       LEVIATHAN (556)
 CHIANA 4812                   3   4  0    13       LEVIATHAN (556)
 MORG POTTS 4868               3   2  0    11       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
 AERYN SUN 4811                2   5  0    11       LEVIATHAN (556)
-ZERO 4658                     1   0  0    10       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
 FLOYD ROSE 4886               1   0  0    10       ENTENTER (534)
 MOREGANA 4793                 1   4  0     7       SOULTAKERS (553)
 FAT CAT YUMMY 4863            1   1  0     7       ORCISH IDIOMS (563)
-GRIM 4795                     1   3  0     6       SOULTAKERS (553)
 WILL NEVER TV 4887            1   1  0     4       LA PENTARCHIE (481)
-TEETH 4862                    0   3  0     3       SOULTAKERS (553)
-TEARREAL VAN SOUL 4866        0   1  0     1       SOULTAKERS (553)
 OUTLAW 4888                   0   1  0     1       CHAMPIONS OF STEEL (202)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
HYENA 4732             1  4 0 A.K.A. 346            MARSHMALLOW 4878      265         
KA D'ARGO 4814         0  4 0 LEVIATHAN 556         STING RAY 4735        262 REVENGED
GEROGE JIM 4832        3  4 0 MIDDLE WAY 11 546     BASILISK 4659         262         
FANGS 4797             2  3 0 SOULTAKERS 553        SOHEI 4876            265         
THE HOOLIGAN 4859      0  2 0 THE 564               OL' GRIZ 4755         261 NOT REVE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Desthvan -- Thank you for advising us of the situation.  Neither Zig Zag nor Zit
expect or want any lands.  They have decided to retire in Canada where there is much
land and beauty with few restrictions and people. -- The Z Man

Nytemair -- Thank you for being my last.  It was loadzzzzzzz of fun. -- Zit

Inochi -- Congratulations great warrior.  You fought the great fight and deserve the
Duelmaster crown. -- Zig Zag

Feordis Ink -- Gee, I almost didn't have enough in me!  Salute. -- Zip

Aujard -- Now that wasn't nice.  But well done! -- ZZZZ's

S.G. -- Seems like an unfair matchup, but I'll take it any way I can get it!  Now, do
you wanna help me paint my fence? -- Tom Sawyer

Feordis Ink -- That is quite a challenge, I'll grant you.  A looooong name!  And I'm
the one who has to do it!  Ugh. -- Curator

Tien -- You were, by far, the better warrior. -- RichardTheLionHeart

Elixir -- If you think I'M rusty, you ought to see my armor. -- RichardTheLionHeart

La Pentarque -- We avoid you because we fear your great talent.  We challenge you
because the best must best the best to be considered great. -- Curator

Congratulations to Inochi of Yakuza.  You make a great Arkers Duelmaster. -- Curator

Jernig Mars -- An eye for an eye; a tooth for a tooth. -- Hammurabi

Dazzler -- Now wasn't that wonderful?  But only 18?  'Tis a tale told by an idiot,
full of sound and fury, signifying nothing." -- Lady Macbeth

The Consortium guys are so polite we can't stop liking them, even when they lick us!
-- The Pentarque's boys

Dart -- You sure used a surprising tactic. -- Alain

I didn't fall to sleep this time! -- Aujard

Aaaaargh...again Kool Green...I think that's four times now. -- Baltimore, green with
fear

Well, Helen, I don't really want to try again. -- Alain

Nytemair -- Good luck if you manage to meet the DM. -- La Pentarque

Zig Zag -- I didn't want to fight you!  I'm challenging this cycle.  Let's get it on!
-- Nytemair

Dazzler -- See, I didn't even hit your face even though that's what I was trying to
hit. -- Saint Se Ya

Chow -- Now that was too bad.  If I'd known it would be you.... -- Yor Dethkall

Lady Macbeth -- I just didn't want to leave empty handed.  I guess you're even harder
headed than I. -- Chaos Invader

Pentarque -- I'm holding the fort.  They'll push me off next turn.  Hey, have you
seen Gravedigger???  I haven't gotten his tournament results yet, but I think he
buried himself. -- Blackstorm

Morg Potts -- ?Whu?  You have things confused.  My manager points, I destroy it, or
try to bring back as many pieces as possible.  So one way or the other I will dis
"organize" you. -- Chaos Invader

Sunfire -- A battle of the quick draws.  Never can tell how that will go. -- Kiseru

RichardtheLionheart -- With the exception of the size difference, I thought I had
found my long lost twin. -- Tien

More Moore -- A short, but good fight.  Nice comeback. -- Sohei

Zig Zag -- I wondered how I would fare against a great warrior such as yourself.
Good luck on the Isle. -- Inochi

Z-Man -- We welcome you and your brethren back to this fine arena.  The competition
has been stepped up considerably by your arrival. -- Sensei Jan and Yakuza

Hammurabi -- Drat.  Go make a law somewhere. -- Jernig Mars

Zip -- (surprised look)  I didn't know I had a zipper THERE.... -- Feordis Ink
P.S.  And I have SUCH a headache now....

Elixir -- DARK ROOT!  You were using Dark Root! -- Imber Lack
P.S.  Well...maybe.

Aeryn Sun -- I'm actually very, uh, pro-sun.  Within reason, of course. -- Morg Potts

Ghost of Preacher -- I guess NOT, and I think he was awfully hard-hearted on such a
short trial period.  Gods, these managers are so CRUEL. -- Morg Potts

All my personals for Arkers are way behind and there is no excuse for it. Please bear
with me while we catch up. -- Maximillian and Northern Badlands

Curator -- Very glad to see you, my old friend.  Arkers is a much tougher place with
you around.  I have confirmation from your other Canadian buddy that his Ladies in
Waiting will be showing up soon.  He was busy in Manitoba for a couple months but
he'll be back soon. -- Maximillian

Aujard -- Thank you for your kind words.  To say I'm surprised is an understatement.
No one was expecting you to win more than me. -- Sasha Bal Tor

Saint Seiya -- All your brethren of the style are something special when fighting my
type, so you probably are too. -- Max Von Scum

Nytemair -- Thank you, I'm not your average powderpuff. -- Sasha Bal Tor

Gravedigger -- Yes, I tend to agree with you concerning Ymir. -- Maximillian

For anyone interested Ymir Bloodraven was:
11+1-4-11-21+1-16+1-13-11 Striker, +1 Att, +4 Dec, +4 Par
Am Dec+2, Mas Ini, Mas Att, Ae Rip+5, Ex Par
Favours the Hatchet with a typical MO/LO strat
Likes the Lunge tactic???
A natural aptitude for learning Decisiveness
His record could have been much better if I paid more attention, but....

Feordis Ink -- Yes, I did have a slightly different name once but the commission
didn't like it and wouldn't print it all, hence the change. -- Thundar the Cruel

Dogpound -- Nice to see you back, stay awhile. -- Maximillian

ZZZZ's -- We sure did, that was the longest battle of my career.  Nice one. -- Sasha
Bal Tor

Curator and All The Smithsonians -- Thank you, I wouldn't have wanted to grow up
anywhere else.  Maximillian tells me I might even be the first of his ranks to fight
in ADM.  We shall see; can you recommend somewhere? -- Ymir Bloodraven

Arkers -- Well, I'm finally off to the Isle.  I must say fighting with you all has
been a rewarding experience, I thank you.  Wish me luck. -- Ymir Bloodraven
P.S.  Bobby, I'll miss fighting your boys.  Salute!

Inochi -- I'm right proud of you man.  That's a hell of an accomplishment being an
undefeated Duelmaster, especially so young.  Well done. -- Maximillian

Soultakers, Leviathan -- Welcome to Arkers.  May your stay be a long one.  You are in
for a challenge. -- Maximillian, manager Northern Badlands

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

TIEN was bested by AUJARD in a 1 minute master's Challenge fight.
RICHARDTHELIONHEART lost to DART in a 2 minute expert's Challenge battle.
ZIP was demolished by S. G. in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
ELIXIR was devastated by HAMMURABI in a popular 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
LADY MACBETH savagely defeated LES PAUL in a 25 minute Challenge competition.
SUNFIRE overpowered SAINT SEIYA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge struggle.
LIN MINMEI devastated CHIANA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge competition.
SOHEI put to death FANGS in a action packed 1 minute beginner's Challenge melee.
INOCHI overpowered NYTEMAIR in a popular 1 minute uneven Title duel.
HELEN OF TROY overpowered KUNG-FU MASTER in a popular 1 minute uneven match.
TOM SAWYER overpowered KOOL GREEN in a crowd pleasing 5 minute one-sided match.
ALAIN DRAGOON was handily defeated by MONGOOSE in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
ZZZZ'S subdued KHALHUMS DWARF in a unpopular 5 minute veteran's brawl.
JERNIG MARS handily defeated CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute gory uneven fight.
V.BALTIMORE-'W.BALT bested OVERDRIVE in a 2 minute uneven duel.
IMBER LACK was overpowered by FALCON in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
KISERU viciously subdued FEORDIS INK in a exciting 4 minute brutal fight.
BASILISK was beaten by MORE MOORE in a exciting 1 minute bout.
CHAOS INVADER was overpowered by DAZZLER in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
GOT CAT'S TONGUE savagely defeated AERYN SUN in a monotonous 10 minute gory duel.
ME CHEAT U LOSE handily defeated STRAY CATMAN in a 1 minute uneven duel.
YOR DETHKALL viciously subdued FAT CAT YUMMY in a 4 minute brutal bout.
ROCK GLAS HUT FUN defeated MORG POTTS in a 2 minute fight.
MOREGANA was vanquished by STING RAY in a 1 minute one-sided match.
HYENA was slaughtered by MARSHMALLOW in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
WILL NEVER TV was demolished by KIK BAKET OW TOE in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
FLOYD ROSE vanquished OUTLAW in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
ATLAS overcame VIRTUOUS SCRIBE in a action packed 1 minute amateur's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 13         STRIKING ATTACK   52 -  38 -  5      58  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   8         TOTAL PARRY       41 -  30 -  0      58  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      8         BASHING ATTACK    28 -  23 -  4      55  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   7         AIMED BLOW        21 -  18 -  1      54  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         SLASHING ATTACK   19 -  19 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         LUNGING ATTACK    29 -  29 -  4      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         WALL OF STEEL     19 -  21 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -   9 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   9 -  0      25  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -  16 -  0      16  |

Turn 265 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         1 -  3         4  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     6 -  2     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  2         2  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        5 -  3     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         2  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    8 -  5     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     4 -  3                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  2                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  INOCHI 4730                10   0  0  127 YAKUZA (541)
TOTAL PARRY      TOM SAWYER 4281            13   4  0  112 SMITHSONIAN (245)
LUNGING ATTACK   AUJARD 4639                14  11  0  105 LA PENTARCHIE (481)
STRIKING ATTACK  NYTEMAIR 3602              11   7  1   90 CHAMPIONS OF STEEL (202)
BASHING ATTACK   TIEN 4672                  12  11  1   86 YAKUZA (541)
AIMED BLOW       ALAIN DRAGOON 4716         13   7  0   70 LA PENTARCHIE (481)
WALL OF STEEL    OVERDRIVE 4792              6   3  0   46 ENTENTER (534)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MONGOOSE 2663.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was KOOL GREEN 4568.  The ten other most popular fighters were KISERU 4717, ATLAS 
4891, DART 4586, RICHARDTHELIONHEART 4023, SOHEI 4876, ROCK GLAS HUT FUN 4851, S. G. 
4753, HAMMURABI 4219, INOCHI 4730, and HELEN OF TROY 4603.

The least popular fighter this week was LADY MACBETH 4627.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were LES PAUL 4757, GOT CAT'S TONGUE 4855, ZZZZ'S 4381, AERYN SUN 
4811, OUTLAW 4888, WILL NEVER TV 4887, HYENA 4732, MOREGANA 4793, FAT CAT YUMMY 4863, 
and IMBER LACK 4748.