DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/05/2006    Duedate: 09/18/2006

ZUKAL ARENA

DM-9    TURN-550

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TRUE BLUE
BLUE MOON (381)
(9-5203) [16-12-2,92]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TRUE BLUE                      QUITE FRANKLY
BLUE MOON (381)                MEN OF HONOR (488)
(9-5203) [16-12-2,92]          (9-5290) [2-1-1,27]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TRUE BLUE                      ZULOR
BLUE MOON (381)                BLUE MOON (381)
(9-5203) [16-12-2,92]          (9-5235) [12-13-0,74]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BLUE MOON (381)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BLUE MOON (381)             39
2. ARENA FELINES (433)          0      BLUE MOON (381)
3. ZOO-GHIO (456)               0      Unchartered Team
4. LETTER BOMBS (436)           0
5. MEN OF HONOR (488)          -9      MEN OF HONOR (488)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 ARENA FELINES (433)      216 126 17 63.2   1/ 1 BLUE MOON (381)          10  5 1
 2- 3 LETTER BOMBS (436)       114 114  9 50.0   2- 2 ARENA FELINES (433)       6  3 1
 3/ 2*MEN OF HONOR (488)         4   5  1 44.4   3/ 3*MEN OF HONOR (488)        2  5 1
 4/ 4 BLUE MOON (381)          448 574 13 43.8   4- 4 LETTER BOMBS (436)        0  2 0
 5- 5*ZOO-GHIO (456)             2   5  0 28.6   5- 5*ZOO-GHIO (456)            0  1 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.

     Yes, well, we couldn't have the Khalhums Dwarf for Duel2Dude, could we?  So I
had to defeat him, even though I really wasn't ready for that match, or for the
title, either.  I haven't prepared anything to say!  And this place is a mess.  I
have to clean it up before I do anything at all.

                                      True Blue

P.S.  Cat hair everywhere.

                                      SPY REPORT

     Much has changed in ZUKAL since last I was here.  Never fear, Olaf Modeen adapts 
to many situations, as do all successful fighters.  What's with BLU JON?  He actually 
beat ZUKAL's PERSISTENT BEGGAR, and walked away with 10 more points from the fight.  
Laughs were big at BLUE MOON while they watched ULTORINO clobber KRAKATOA.  He lost 8 
points and got bruised from objects thrown from the stands.  ROVING DEMON was 
reminded on the sands why TRUE BLUE is Duelmaster.  Advice to fighters with a 1 
will--give up fighting!   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  Is PHILANTHROPISTS II getting weak?  What sort of 
warriors let a comrade fall without getting revenge?  Times have changed...  Here's 
some advice:  study your opponent, master many skills, fight dirty.   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  The 
end of another Spyreport!  That's cause for celebration in my book!  Time for my 
medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TRUE BLUE 5203               16  12  2    92       BLUE MOON (381)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZULOR 5235                   12  13  0    74       BLUE MOON (381)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BOO BOO KITTY 5247            7   3  0    58       ARENA FELINES (433)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ME-OUCH 5248                  4   3  0    53       ARENA FELINES (433)
-MAINE COON 5202               8   8  3    44       ARENA FELINES (433)
 ULTORINO 5244                 8  13  0    43       BLUE MOON (381)
 BLUE BLOTTO 5262              7   5  1    40       BLUE MOON (381)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 QUITE FRANKLY 5290            2   1  1    27       MEN OF HONOR (488)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLU JON 5308                  2   0  1    21       BLUE MOON (381)
-G. STRING 5249                2   3  0    19       LETTER BOMBS (436)
 KRAKATOA 5289                 2   1  0    18       MEN OF HONOR (488)
-LARRY LION 4984               2   5  0    17       ZOO-GHIO (456)
-MERE CAT 5307                 1   0  0    13       ARENA FELINES (433)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
BLUE SHREW 5234       12 11 0 BLUE MOON 381         MAINE COON 5202       548 REVENGED
T. BONES 5285          0  1 0 LETTER BOMBS 436      BLU JON 5308          549         
SHAMAHAMADI 5166       4  1 0 PHILANTHROPISTS I 446 TRUE BLUE 5203        546 NOT REVE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

G. String -- You look hot in that, but as you found out, it doesn't give much
protection. -- Blue Blotto

Maine Coon -- Consider that pain a turn-about situation.  You've hurt us often
enough! -- Zulor

Boo Boo Kitty -- Even taking the loss is worth it to get out of cleaning up that...
er, mess. -- Ultorino
P.S.  Phew!  Disgusting!

Ghost of T. Bones -- Well, you can't call it MY fault, can you?  I was just following
orders!  And...and you weren't wearing armor.  In fact, I think your manager EXPECTED
you to get killed!  It's a put-up job! -- Blu Jon

11 August 2006
All -- I support Vendetta Cartel's observation of The Dark Knights!  If war is
declared on V.C. by The Dark Knights, then war is also declared on The Dark Knights
of the Desolate Empire by The Avengers of Light!  We have been quietly awaiting such
a chance to expose ourselves (all interested parties contact me c/o The Barbarians:
DM 31, Attn: Timothias)!  Come, Vendetta Cartel, let us show these broke-down
"Knights" what true warriors are! -- Gemini Goldphoenix, Overlord of The Avengers of
Light

26 August 2006
The Avengers of Light.  Another VC lackey?  What's the matter VC, are you scared?
Bringing in reinforcements.  It matters not, bring your avengers and they shall be
crushed!  I am Dark Knight Blackstorm and I represent the Desolate Empire and can
easily be found in 8, 28, 31, 47, 54, and 106.  I reply with steel and your women
shall cry when they start the body count!!!!!!!!!  Remember to sign your posts to
whoever from the VC wrote that earlier Ad. -- Dark Knight Blackstorm

4 September 2006
Civil War/The Crusades

The next edition of the Civil War series is to be held in Tobir, arena 14, beginning
November 25th with a round where all participating managers must DA all 5 of their
warriors; in addition all warriors must be prefixed with an A an F or a D in the
following manner:  A-Broke Stroker or (A) Broke Stroker.  Names simply beginning with
the letter of your federation will NOT count as properly prefixed!  Existing teams
are welcome but no warrior who survives the DA who had prior Fight Experience (arena
or tourney) will be allowed to score or challenge into the contest teams.  There will
be an equal number of teams set up for each of the three factions (Andorian, Free
Blades, and Delarquan) to create sides as equal as possible.  This along with the DA
round should set up pretty equal footing for all managers.  After the DA there will
be another round where you can either DA again or fight your new, or surviving,
warriors so they will be set up to challenge an opponent beginning on round 1.  So as
a recap DA round, turn 0, then turn 1 it begins with the following rules:

The Civil War to be held in arena 14.
- The contest runs for 10-28 turns (barring ties).
- No tourney participation allowed.  Teams with warriors participating in any
  tournament are disqualified.
- An even number of teams per faction worked out by the Faction Leaders.  No later
  substitutions are allowed.
- If a manager brings in a second team and challenges into the contest he is DQ'd and
  his side will fight one team short!
- Three factions will be participating:  Andorian, Delarquan, Free Blades
- Everyone prefixes their warrior with A-, F-, or D- (No prefix = disqualification of
  the warrior)
- Turn DA:  (The DA Round) November 25, 2006.  Every warrior must DA.  (Warriors not
  DA'd on Turn 0 are disqualified)
- Turn 0:  December 9th, 2006.  There will be no scoring this turn it is meant to
  allow for challenges on turn 1.
- Turn 1+:  Scoring as detailed below
- Each team gets 1 point for defeating a warrior from an opposing team.
- Fights against warriors on your team do not generate points in any situation.
- The team with the most points each turn gets a Battle Point (if there is a tie for
  the most points then no Battle Points are accrued)
- The first team to 10 Battle Points wins the war
- Managers of teams on the winning side each receive a +1 bonus potion to be used on
  a warrior on their contest team.  This must be applied within a month of the
  conclusion of the contest and the team must have been active on the last turn of
  the contest.

Anyone wishing to participate, and feels they can probably stick around for the
duration (don't want to handicap a side, of course unforeseeable events cannot be
planned for), should either diplo me at THE DEATH SQUAD(63) in Tobir (arena 14) or
place a personal ad in the arena.  You may also contact me via the Duel2.com boards!
Let me know which faction you would like to fight for!  This contest is intended to
be open to ALL managers wishing to pit themselves against each other to try and
determine which faction has the best managers! -- Street Legal

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

TRUE BLUE devastated ROVING DEMON in a 2 minute gruesome mismatched Title fight.
ZULOR savagely defeated ROVING DEMON in a 3 minute brutal melee.
ULTORINO overpowered KRAKATOA in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
BLUE BLOTTO bested QUITE FRANKLY in a 2 minute veteran vs. novice fight.
BLU JON devastated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute uneven brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         BASHING ATTACK    14 -  10 -  2      58  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         AIMED BLOW         9 -   8 -  0      53  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY        2 -   2 -  1      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -  14 -  1      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         WALL OF STEEL     14 -  15 -  1      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         LUNGING ATTACK    13 -  14 -  1      48  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 550 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    TRUE BLUE 5203             16  12  2   92 BLUE MOON (381)
BASHING ATTACK   BLUE BLOTTO 5262            7   5  1   40 BLUE MOON (381)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TRUE BLUE 5203.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was ZULOR 5235.  The ten other most popular fighters were BLUE BLOTTO 5262, TRUE BLUE 
5203, QUITE FRANKLY 5290, ULTORINO 5244, BLU JON 5308, KRAKATOA 5289,  0,  0,  0, and 
0.

The least popular fighter this week was KRAKATOA 5289.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BLU JON 5308, ULTORINO 5244, QUITE FRANKLY 5290, TRUE BLUE 5203, BLUE 
BLOTTO 5262, ZULOR 5235,  0,  0,  0, and  0.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

TRUE BLUE (9-5203) BLUE MOON (381)