DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/29/2005    Duedate: 12/12/2005

ZUKAL ARENA

DM-9    TURN-530

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BLUE HAVEN
BLUE MOON (381)
(9-5087) [23-18-0,115]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BLUE HAVEN                     HOLY DECEPTION
BLUE MOON (381)                KARNHORN KARNAGE (382)
(9-5087) [23-18-0,115]         (9-4195) [0-1-0,17]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PUSS                           PUSS
ARENA FELINES (433)            ARENA FELINES (433)
(9-5184) [11-1-2,99]           (9-5184) [11-1-2,99]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BLUE MOON (381)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BLUE MOON (381)             36
2. KARNHORN KARNAGE (382)      26      ARENA FELINES (433)
3. 70'S CHILD (479)            15      Unchartered Team
4. PHILANTHROPISTS (418)       14
5. ARENA FELINES (433)          7      70'S CHILD (479)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 ARENA FELINES (433)      181 109 13 62.4   1/ 1 BLUE MOON (381)           7  8 0
 2- 2 DEATH SQUAD (20)         641 538 69 54.4   2/ 2 ARENA FELINES (433)       5  2 0
 3/ 3 LETTER BOMBS (436)       109 105  9 50.9   3/ 3 LETTER BOMBS (436)        4  5 1
 4/ 0*70'S CHILD (479)           1   1  0 50.0   4/ 5 PHILANTHROPISTS (418)     3  1 0
 5/ 4 PHILANTHROPISTS (418)     17  21  3 44.7   5- 4 DEATH SQUAD (20)          2  3 0
 6/ 5 BLUE MOON (381)          400 524  9 43.3   6/ 0*70'S CHILD (479)          1  1 0
 7/ 0*KARNHORN KARNAGE (382)     3  13  0 18.8   7/ 0*KARNHORN KARNAGE (382)    1  1 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

             + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Old Secrets #8 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

In the Delta east of Zukal:

     A cluster of sheds.  Nothing that Doreg would call a house, exactly.  Nothing
he'd even call a barn.  Just...sheds.  Not in the best of repair.  Weathered wood,
ragged, half-rotten thatch.  Some of the doorways had filthy cloths hung in them to
keep out drafts; others gaped blackly.
     What the young Bandit Prince had thought was a gnarled stump straightened up to
a height of five feet and slanted toward Zrof One-Eye.  It still looked a stump to
Doreg, a thick, knotty stump with crumbling bark.  "What you want?"
     "To leave our horses here and find them alive when we return," the arenamaster
answered.
     The stump slanted again.  Doreg decided that was a bow.  "It be."
     Zrof dismounted, signaling for Doreg to do the same, and removed the pack from
behind his saddle.  Doreg didn't know what was in that, but it had to be more than
the blanket and trail rations he was carrying.  A little bigger and it could have
been a body.  The arenamaster moved around the shacks and into the forest again, with
the younger man following.
     When they were (he hoped) out of earshot, Doreg asked, "What were those...
things?"
     Zrof shrugged.  "I'm not a zoologist.  I call them trolls.  And yes, we can
trust them to take care of our horses.  And to block anyone who might try to follow
us further."
     "Ah...speaking of 'further'--"
     "Where are we going?"  Zrof didn't look back, but Doreg could hear amusement in
the man's voice.  "To catch, hmm, call it a ferry.  For Barikala.  On Barikala we'll
find a Gate that will, with luck, take us to the Demon Prince."
     "I thought you mentioned some kind of tower here in the Delta?"
     The arenamaster shrugged.  "I may have done.  The tower is where we'll find the
ferry."

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Good heavens!  I actually BEAT the Copy Cat, I wonder if that makes ME a copy
cat, since he went around beating people all the time.  Ah, well, not my problem.
I'll just savor it while I've got it.

                                     Blue Haven

P.S.  I taught that wretched feline five skills and two ratings, so he hasn't got any
ground for complaint.

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, ZUKAL?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Looks like ZUKAL has some guts at least, 
BLUE HAVEN the Duelmaster was this turn's most-challenged warrior.  PUSS challenged 
ZUKAL's Duelmaster for a shot at the throne.  And if variety is the spice of life, 
ZUKAL may be getting bland, as BLUE HAVEN stays top dog in the city.  The Blue Boar 
Inn, humph!  I've tasted better ale at mortuaries.  Where do they get this stuff?  
From ZUKAL's trash dumps?   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  I 
guess I can give a little credit to ZANADU of PHILANTHROPISTS for challenging up by 
18 to E. LECTER.  ZANADU won to get 57 points of recognition.   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for ZUKAL's 
morgue.  More variety.  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only shines through use.  
Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     There's got to be a better place in ZUKAL to get a drink than The Blue Boar Inn! 
Any suggestions?  Just wait 'till next time I show up here, I won't be so nice!  So 
nyaaah!  Paste this one in your scrapbooks, you'll need the kindling come this 
winter-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLUE HAVEN 5087              23  18  0   115       BLUE MOON (381)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PUSS 5184                    11   1  2    99       ARENA FELINES (433)
-DEATH 3500                   20  16  4    95       DEATH SQUAD (20)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CAT-FU 5180                   8   1  0    73       ARENA FELINES (433)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZANADU 4781                   3   2  1    57       PHILANTHROPISTS (418)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KEPLER 4552                   4   4  0    51       PHILANTHROPISTS (418)
 E. LECTER 5158                4   2  1    44       LETTER BOMBS (436)
 PAGANINNI 4780                4   1  0    42       PHILANTHROPISTS (418)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TRUE BLUE 5203                5   3  0    31       BLUE MOON (381)
 D. RAIL 5227                  3   0  0    28       LETTER BOMBS (436)
-MAINE COON 5202               3   2  0    24       ARENA FELINES (433)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLUE SHREW 5234               4   1  0    22       BLUE MOON (381)
-FATALITY 5207                 4   1  1    19       DEATH SQUAD (20)
-RETRIBUTION 5206              2   3  1    18       DEATH SQUAD (20)
-BLOOD SUGAR BABY 4605         1   1  0    17       KARNHORN KARNAGE (382)
 HOLY DECEPTION 4195           0   1  0    17       KARNHORN KARNAGE (382)
 ULTORINO 5244                 1   0  0    16       BLUE MOON (381)
-BEETHOVEN 4555                3   5  1    15       PHILANTHROPISTS (418)
 TONKA 5198                    1   0  0    14       70'S CHILD (479)
-SLAUGHTER HOUSE 5205          2   3  0     9       DEATH SQUAD (20)
-EXPENDABLE YOUTH 4200         1   0  0     9       KARNHORN KARNAGE (382)
 WE TODD IT 5208               1   0  0     9       KARNHORN KARNAGE (382)
-QUETZALCOATL 5168             1   1  1     7       PHILANTHROPISTS (418)
 ZULOR 5235                    1   4  0     7       BLUE MOON (381)
 DONAHUE 5197                  0   1  0     1       70'S CHILD (479)
-HEART STOPPER 5237            0   1  0     1       DEATH SQUAD (20)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
STEELE 5171            8  7 0 BLUE MOON 381         E. LECTER 5158        529         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

E. Lecter -- I KNEW there was something wrong with the electoral system! -- Ghost of
Steele

Paganinni -- You joggled my elbow!  I can't do anything PROPERLY if you joggle my
elbow. -- True Blue, looking for excuses

D. Rail -- Drat.  I was hoping you'd derail my losing streak.  No such luck. -- Zulor

You have to wonder what Mordant was like if the Deserter chooses to stay here
regardless of getting beaten up all the time. -- Blue Shrew

Lord Protector Copy Cat -- The Lady on the Isle says we are to give you lands.  The
Bandit Princes of Zukal demand to know by what right she orders the dispersal of
their territory.  This puts us of the arena staff in a quandary.
     Surely you don't really WANT lands?  Cats aren't that territorial, are they?  A
sand box, a scratching post, and thou, thou being a female cat.  You really don't
want lands, I can tell.
     And it isn't like we could manage MUCH land for you--a cemetery plot would just
about sum it up, considering that we have to finance the purchase of this land from
the arena treasury, and, well, take a look at the newsletter and guess what condition
the Zukal arena treasury is IN, eh?
     So how about if we just give you a fine going away party, or maybe a special
pass to the Baths of Terulia, quite a plush establishment where you can get just
about anything you want.  Um, within reason--I know some gladiators have exotic
tastes, though I'm sure YOU wouldn't want anything that wasn't available.  Drop by
there any time in the next two weeks, and you will be admitted free of charge. --
Arenamaster Zrof One-Eye

5 November 2005
It is with a proud heart that I announce the newest member of the Desolate Empire
alliance.  Dok Sik will be known from here forth as Dark Knight Dok Sik, of the
Desolate Empire.  May he be blessed with victory and courage.  May his enemies' blood
flow freely! -- The Dark Knights Wasby and Toker

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

PUSS was bested by BLUE HAVEN in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Challenge Title fight.
ZANADU won victory over E. LECTER in a action packed 1 minute Challenge battle.
COPY CAT demolished KUNG-FU MASTER in a 2 minute bloody uneven fight.
CAT-FU devastated PAGANINNI in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
BLUE SHREW was demolished by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
TRUE BLUE vanquished EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a exciting 1 minute mismatched fight.
ZULOR was devastated by TONKA in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided competition.
D. RAIL vanquished HOLY DECEPTION in a action packed 5 minute gory uneven duel.
WE TODD IT won victory over DONAHUE in a popular 5 minute novice's duel.
ULTORINO overpowered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       3         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   1 -  1      80  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -   6 -  1      63  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -   9 -  2      63  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   3 -  0      63  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         AIMED BLOW         9 -   6 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    13 -  11 -  2      54  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         TOTAL PARRY        7 -   7 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         WALL OF STEEL      9 -  11 -  0      45  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   9 -  0      40  |

Turn 530 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         3 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  2         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      BLUE HAVEN 5087            23  18  0  115 BLUE MOON (381)
STRIKING ATTACK  PUSS 5184                  11   1  2   99 ARENA FELINES (433)
AIMED BLOW       CAT-FU 5180                 8   1  0   73 ARENA FELINES (433)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   ZANADU 4781                 3   2  1   57 PHILANTHROPISTS (418)
PARRY-STRIKE     PAGANINNI 4780              4   1  0   42 PHILANTHROPISTS (418)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is PUSS 5184.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
PUSS 5184.  The ten other most popular fighters were DONAHUE 5197, D. RAIL 5227, 
ZANADU 4781, BLUE HAVEN 5087, CAT-FU 5180, TRUE BLUE 5203, TONKA 5198, ULTORINO 5244, 
E. LECTER 5158, and PAGANINNI 4780.

The least popular fighter this week was HOLY DECEPTION 4195.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were WE TODD IT 5208, ZULOR 5235, BLUE SHREW 5234, PAGANINNI 4780, 
E. LECTER 5158, ULTORINO 5244, TONKA 5198, TRUE BLUE 5203, CAT-FU 5180, and BLUE 
HAVEN 5087.

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

COPY CAT (9-5151) ARENA FELINES (433)

                   MAIL-IN TOURNEY XL

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MENDELSSOHN 2894 (206-93-2)            3  3  0         MEPHISTO'S WALTZ     
BOUNCY BOTTOM 4393 (89-52-3)           0  5  0         UNRELATED            
EPITAPH 20 (199-53-2)                  0  5  0         DEATH SQUAD          

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
D. FILER 4721 (57-21-1)                2  3  0         LETTER BOMBS         
CALAVERA 4915 (47-32-0)                0  5  0         THIRSTY THUGS        

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PARANOIA 4557 (53-12-2)                2  3  0         DSM4                 

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
WROUGHT IRON 3710 (56-28-0)            3  3  0         IMMORTAL OATH        
NECRON 13 2674 (41-38-1)               0  2  0         DEATH SQUAD          

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DEATH 3500 (20-15-4)                   0  2  0         DEATH SQUAD          

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CAT-FU 5180 (6-1-0)                    5  3  0         ARENA FELINES        
ZANADU 4781 (1-2-1)                    5  3  1         PHILANTHROPISTS      

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
HOLY DECEPTION 4195 (0-0-0)            5  3  0         KARNHORN KARNAGE     
EXPENDABLE YOUTH 4200 (1-0-0)          2  3  1         KARNHORN KARNAGE     
BLOOD SUGAR BABY 4605 (1-1-0)          1  3  0         KARNHORN KARNAGE     
PREMATURE BURIAL 4206 (0-2-0)          0  2  0  DEAD   KARNHORN KARNAGE     

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
WE TODD IT 5208 (0-0-0)                3  3  0         KARNHORN KARNAGE     
BRIAR HELLROSE 5213 (0-0-0)            2  3  0         VILE KILLBILLIES     
DALTON 5209 (0-0-0)                    1  3  0         PHILANTHROPISTS II   
ISHII 5210 (0-0-0)                     0  2  0  DEAD   PHILANTHROPISTS II   

DEAD ADEPTS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ARMAGEDON 18 (0-0-0)                   1  3  0         DEATH SQUAD          

DEAD INITIATES TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
C. MONSTER 5111 (3-1-0)                3  3  0         LETTER BOMBS         
CHARON 2127 (4-5-3)                    2  3  0         DEATH SQUAD          
COSMOS 4553 (0-1-0)                    2  3  0         PHILANTHROPISTS      

DEAD APPRENTICES TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
EEK 4951 (2-1-0)                       0  2  0  DEAD   ARENA FELINES