DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/07/2004    Duedate: 09/20/2004

ZUKAL ARENA

DM-9    TURN-500

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

T. ZER
LETTER BOMBS (436)
(9-5011) [9-4-1,74]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

T. ZER                         POSITION IS EMPTY
LETTER BOMBS (436)             
(9-5011) [9-4-1,74]            

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

THE PRUSSIAN                   D. BASER
BLUE MOON (381)                LETTER BOMBS (436)
(9-5039) [10-9-0,62]           (9-5074) [3-1-0,42]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

LETTER BOMBS (436)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BLUE MOON (381)             14
2. KILLING FLOOR (434)          8      KILLING FLOOR (434)
3. ARENA FELINES (433)          6      Unchartered Team
4. LETTER BOMBS (436)           4
5. SOLITAIRE (466)              0      MURDER BY NUMBERS (384)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 KILLING FLOOR (434)       15   7  0 68.2   1/ 1 LETTER BOMBS (436)        7  5 0
 2/ 2 ARENA FELINES (433)      115  86  9 57.2   2/ 2 BLUE MOON (381)           7  8 0
 3- 3 DSM4 (239)               362 283 25 56.1   3/ 4 KILLING FLOOR (434)       3  0 0
 4- 4*SOLITAIRE (466)           16  13  3 55.2   4/ 5 ARENA FELINES (433)       3  5 0
 5/ 5 LETTER BOMBS (436)        84  82  5 50.6   5- 3*SOLITAIRE (466)           1  0 0
 6/ 6 BLUE MOON (381)          329 457  9 41.9   6- 6 DSM4 (239)                0  3 0

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

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Hail to all one last time!  I'm off early to the Isle as I suspected would happen.  
Can't say it's early enough for me, though.  The old man, Stik, was especially happy 
to see me make it as it completes his goal of finally graduating every style to ADM.  
Funny that lunger was the last and hardest to get there, but I made it, and in good 
form, too!  In tourney competition I went 10-1 and 6-3, and graduate with four master 
ratings (two almost advanced, drat!) and an expert and a fairly decent set of faves, 
although he says they were a bit surprising to him.  I will be carrying Zukal's honor 
in Talahya (my +4 def and +3 att bonuses will keep me busy), wish me luck!  That will 
about do it for Killing Floor here.  I've got a couple nice teammates who might make 
it back in a dead tourney sometime, and if my replacement rocks he might drop in from 
time to time for some tourney prep, otherwise it's adios!  Who wants to live forever?  
Sign me up!!

                                          -- Toxik
                                             Duelmaster of Zukal

                                      SPY REPORT

     Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, 
I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again!  Practice pays for Z. BRA, who pummelled BLUE 
SUEDE, to pocket 12 points.  BLUE SUEDE certainly had a baffled expression on his 
face, after losing to Z. BRA and losing 9 points in the process!  T. ZER found out 
that ZUKAL isn't a democracy.  You've gotta be the best to be Duelmaster here!  So 
who's the team that's been walking into taverns last week and ordering milk?  Sounds 
like a PR stunt to me.   
     So much to report, so little time!  Like a horde of jackals fleeing from the 
lion, so did the "warriors" in ZUKAL avoid DSM4.  As a woman of good breeding scorns 
the "warriors" of LETTER BOMBS, so did that sorry team shy from DSM4 Is it charming 
personality?  Conversational abilities?  Good oral hygiene?  Whatever it is, 
MALACHITE is the most challenged warrior.   
     Ah, the duel!  The roar of the oppenent, the smell of the crowd!  Ask not a 
spymaster for counsel, for he will pontificate long after you have fallen into an 
unconscious stupor.   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  As if buffeted by forces of nature beyond my 
control, I must take my leave of this place.  Like a mixed metaphor, and an overtaxed 
simile, I now bid ZUKAL farewell-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 T. ZER 5011                   9   4  1    74       LETTER BOMBS (436)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ANXIETY 4961                  8   1  1    65       DSM4 (239)
 THE PRUSSIAN 5039            10   9  0    62       BLUE MOON (381)
-TOP CAT 4928                  7   3  0    61       ARENA FELINES (433)
-CATNIP 4872                   5   9  1    57       ARENA FELINES (433)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLUE RUIN 5023               12  13  0    55       BLUE MOON (381)
 BLUE HAVEN 5087               7   4  0    52       BLUE MOON (381)
-CAVE DWELLER 5085             4   1  0    45       SOLITAIRE (466)
 D. BASER 5074                 3   1  0    42       LETTER BOMBS (436)
-MRI 5069                      5   1  1    39       SOLITAIRE (466)
 CAT TASTROPHIE 4940           3   3  0    34       ARENA FELINES (433)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 N. TOMBER 5037                6   3  1    30       LETTER BOMBS (436)
 MALACHITE 5047                6  10  0    28       BLUE MOON (381)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 Z. BRA 5115                   2   0  0    22       LETTER BOMBS (436)
-FISH BREATH 4950              2   2  1    14       ARENA FELINES (433)
-VOTING BOOTH 5070             3   3  0    12       SOLITAIRE (466)
 BLUE SUEDE 5112               2   1  0    10       BLUE MOON (381)
-SADISTIC 5091                 0   1  0     1       DSM4 (239)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
NEARBLACK 5096         3  1 0 BLUE MOON 381         MRI 5069              497         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Cat Tastrophe -- Uh... I thought that was a kind of poetic form?  A "tastrophe" being 
four feet, and a tail.  And a Cat tastrophe being quatrain of the same.  Yes, I'm sure 
it's a poetic form.  Say something poetic! -- Malachite

Who let this Dangerous Criminal loose?  And he's a half-elf, makes it much worse.  
Mixing the bloods, you know.  Never a good result from that!  Especially when they 
take after the elven side.  The tales I could tell you about the infamy of the elves--
! -- The Prussian

D.Baser -- Ooooooo....  I've gone down into ruins, and I'm feeling really blue about 
it. -- Blue Ruin
P.S.  Just you wait.  That attack skill you taught me may come back to haunt you.

N.Tomber -- Not ME, you won't!  I'll go to the... Blue Havens

(a superior eyebrow raised)  The Embezzling Scribe thought he could ply his slimy 
trade with ME?  He was in error.  Great error. -- Blue Suede

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 duelingland 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

D. BASER was bested by BLUE HAVEN in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
CAT TASTROPHIE bested MALACHITE in a 1 minute Challenge duel.
TOXIK demolished T. ZER in a 1 minute one-sided Title melee.
THE PRUSSIAN overpowered FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
BLUE RUIN devastated N. TOMBER in a 1 minute brutal one-sided fight.
Z. BRA bested BLUE SUEDE in a 1 minute gory beginner's brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         AIMED BLOW         3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    32 -  15 -  2      68  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         TOTAL PARRY        8 -   4 -  1      67  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -   6 -  0      57  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   8 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         SLASHING ATTACK    1 -   7 -  0      13  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 500 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:

BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         6  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  2     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0     
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   T. ZER 5011                 9   4  1   74 LETTER BOMBS (436)
TOTAL PARRY      BLUE HAVEN 5087             7   4  0   52 BLUE MOON (381)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is THE PRUSSIAN 5039.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was D. BASER 5074.  The ten other most popular fighters were CAT TASTROPHIE 
4940, THE PRUSSIAN 5039, Z. BRA 5115, BLUE HAVEN 5087, BLUE RUIN 5023, MALACHITE 
5047, T. ZER 5011, N. TOMBER 5037, BLUE SUEDE 5112, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was BLUE SUEDE 5112.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were N. TOMBER 5037, T. ZER 5011, MALACHITE 5047, BLUE RUIN 5023, BLUE HAVEN 
5087, Z. BRA 5115, THE PRUSSIAN 5039, CAT TASTROPHIE 4940, D. BASER 5074, and  0.

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

TOXIK (9-4704) KILLING FLOOR (434)

                FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY XXXIII

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
VENGEANCE 2052 (252-70-120)            3  3  0         ANGELS OF PAIN       
BRASS BELLS 4417 (60-44-0)             0  5  0         UNRELATED            
TREMOR 3352 (125-61-2)                 0  5  0         DSM4                 

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BOUNCY BOTTOM 4393 (69-39-3)           7  3  0         UNRELATED            
D. FILER 4721 (46-13-1)                1  4  0         LETTER BOMBS         

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PARANOIA 4557 (28-7-1)                 3  3  0         DSM4                 
B HURLEY 4350 (48-42-3)                2  3  0         CAMERON CRAZIES      
PORK CHOP 3878 (16-7-1)                2  3  0         PIGS ON PARADE       
C LAETTNER 4353 (49-45-1)              1  3  0         CAMERON CRAZIES      
THE BIG 'E' 4474 (47-38-0)             0  3  0         CAMERON CRAZIES      

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TREMERE 4915 (34-11-0)                 3  3  0         DARK TOADS           
WROUGHT IRON 3710 (56-28-0)            3  3  0         IMMORTAL OATH        
E. VICTOR 4864 (21-19-3)               0  3  0         LETTER BOMBS         

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SURADNA 4368 (8-2-0)                   6  3  0         THE WILLBURYS 9      

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
INSOMNIAC 4870 (13-1-0)                7  3  0         DSM4                 

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ANXIETY 4961 (8-1-1)                   5  3  2         DSM4                 

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SCOURGE 5045 (0-1-0)                   7  3  0         BLITZKRIEG           
CAVE DWELLER 5085 (3-1-0)              5  3  0         SOLITAIRE            
MRI 5069 (3-1-0)                       4  3  0         SOLITAIRE            
PANASONIC 5057 (0-0-0)                 3  3  0         DRAGON JUNKIES H.A.  
DURIS TALAK 4256 (1-0-0)               2  3  0         CLAN BATTLEAXE       
SINFUL PRIDE 4893 (3-1-0)              1  3  0         DARK GLORY           
P.Q. LYAR 5098 (0-1-0)                 0  3  0         LETTER BOMBS         

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CIRCUIT 4800 (0-0-0)                   8  3  0         HELTER SKELTER       
C. MONSTER 5111 (0-0-0)                1  3  0         LETTER BOMBS