DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/19/2006    Duedate: 10/02/2006

ZUKAL ARENA

DM-9    TURN-551

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ZULOR
BLUE MOON (381)
(9-5235) [13-13-0,81]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ZULOR                          QUITE FRANKLY
BLUE MOON (381)                MEN OF HONOR (488)
(9-5235) [13-13-0,81]          (9-5290) [3-1-1,45]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ZULOR                          ZULOR
BLUE MOON (381)                BLUE MOON (381)
(9-5235) [13-13-0,81]          (9-5235) [13-13-0,81]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BLUE MOON (381)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MEN OF HONOR (488)          78
2. BLUE MOON (381)              7      BLUE MOON (381)
3. ARENA FELINES (433)          0      Unchartered Team
4. LETTER BOMBS (436)           0
                                       MEN OF HONOR (488)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 3*MEN OF HONOR (488)         9   5  2 64.3   1/ 1 BLUE MOON (381)          12  3 1
 2- 1 ARENA FELINES (433)      216 126 17 63.2   2/ 3*MEN OF HONOR (488)        5  2 1
 3- 2 LETTER BOMBS (436)       114 114  9 50.0   3- 2 ARENA FELINES (433)       2  2 0
 4/ 4 BLUE MOON (381)          451 576 13 43.9   4- 4 LETTER BOMBS (436)        0  2 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.

      Ah, yes, Karolvingar, Demon at Large.  A pleasant enough fellow to have a drink
with, but the rules are clear:  no standby takes the title, however well deserved.
And in this case, I won it fair and square from the Roving Demon, so no problem with
that.

                                      True Blue

P.S.  This is cool!

                                      SPY REPORT

     Thankyouthankyou.  It's great for me, The Unknown Spymaster to be back in ZUKAL. 
Hope you enjoy the show.  Oh, who am I kidding?  I already got paid!  Hey everybody, 
watch out for CHARLEMAGNE, who flew up 20 points in the rankings after mashing 
EMBEZZLING SCRIBE like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  Ya know, some days it 
doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  BLU JON was defeated by KRAKATOA and drops 11 
points.  Well, everybody's pal TRUE BLUE moved hers record to 17-12-2 by defeating 
VETERAN MERCENARY in the Duelmaster's Title Bout and gaining 5 recognition points.  4 
out of 5 gladiators surveyed protect the body, so try and avoid aiming at that 
location.   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the ZUKAL arena.  Did you 
hear that BLUE MOON was most avoided team this week?  Well, knowing the personal 
hygiene of BLUE MOON's warriors, I'm not surprised!  Okay, so I may not be funny, but 
catch MEN OF HONOR's act in the arena.  Those acrobats seem to be fairly deft at 
running from BLUE MOON.   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  Here's some advice:  warriors with little wit and will may 
encounter problems on the trail to the Isle.   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in ZUKAL have no 
sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  Well, there goes another Spy 
Report.  Good luck in next week's fights.  Hasta la bye-bye.  (Loud choruses of 'Beat 
it, ya bum!')-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZULOR 5235                   13  13  0    81       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)
 BLUE BLOTTO 5262              8   5  1    51       BLUE MOON (381)
 QUITE FRANKLY 5290            3   1  1    45       MEN OF HONOR (488)
-MAINE COON 5202               8   8  3    44       ARENA FELINES (433)
 ULTORINO 5244                 8  14  0    38       BLUE MOON (381)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KRAKATOA 5289                 3   1  0    31       MEN OF HONOR (488)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHARLEMAGNE 5311              1   0  0    20       MEN OF HONOR (488)
-G. STRING 5249                2   3  0    19       LETTER BOMBS (436)
 BLACK PLAGUE 5310             1   0  1    14       MEN OF HONOR (488)
 PEPIN THE SHORT 5312          1   0  0    13       MEN OF HONOR (488)
-MERE CAT 5307                 1   0  0    13       ARENA FELINES (433)
 BLU JON 5308                  2   1  1    10       BLUE MOON (381)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
CONVICTED THIEF 604    0  1 0   1                   BLACK PLAGUE 5310     551 NONE    
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         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

I guess True Blue cowed the Demon or something.  But he was...not easy, but I could
handle him, and did.  I just didn't want to. -- Zulor

Krakatoa -- I had to make that fast, so you wouldn't have time to blow up in my face.
That would have been...messy.  And I hate mess. -- Ultorino

Quite Frankly -- Are you sure?  It didn't seem that way to ME. -- Blue Blotto
P.S.  Of course, I squiffed at the time, so I could be wrong.

If that's a beggar, I want nothing to do with the breed.  Sure, I could take him, but
I shouldn't have had to!  Beggars are supposed to be unarmed wimps.  If you arm them,
they're muggers, right? -- Blu Jon

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

14 September 2006
     I am back in the arena and thinking back to those days in 1984 where I was a
novice and clueless manager.
     Now, 22 years later it looks like I am an ancient and once again clueless
manager.
     I am looking to recover some old warriors.  Since none of them are Aimed Blows,
they are no threat to win anything.  I just want to see how they turned out.

The Couatl 2-17
Madam Butterfly 20-701
Gypsy Moth 20-703
King Crab 21-1
Priestess Python 26-1388

Please contact me at DekeYoung@Comcast.net if you know about any of these ancient
warriors, or just want to bs about the old, old, old times.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

TRUE BLUE viciously subdued VETERAN MERCENARY in a crowd pleasing 2 minute fight.
ZULOR subdued M. CHARDINEE in a 2 minute Title melee.
ULTORINO was demolished by QUITE FRANKLY in a 1 minute uneven fight.
BLUE BLOTTO devastated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a popular 1 minute brutal one-sided contest.
KRAKATOA devastated BLU JON in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
BLACK PLAGUE assassinated CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
CHARLEMAGNE devastated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 2 minute one-sided competition.
PEPIN THE SHORT handily defeated MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute uneven melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         AIMED BLOW         9 -   7 -  0      56  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         BASHING ATTACK    13 -  11 -  2      54  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    13 -  11 -  1      54  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL     15 -  13 -  1      54  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         TOTAL PARRY        2 -   2 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -  14 -  2      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|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 551 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:

LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         5  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      4 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   BLUE BLOTTO 5262            8   5  1   51 BLUE MOON (381)
LUNGING ATTACK   QUITE FRANKLY 5290          3   1  1   45 MEN OF HONOR (488)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ZULOR 5235.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
ZULOR 5235.  The ten other most popular fighters were BLUE BLOTTO 5262, QUITE FRANKLY 
5290, BLACK PLAGUE 5310, CHARLEMAGNE 5311, PEPIN THE SHORT 5312, KRAKATOA 5289, 
ULTORINO 5244, BLU JON 5308,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was BLU JON 5308.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ULTORINO 5244, KRAKATOA 5289, PEPIN THE SHORT 5312, CHARLEMAGNE 5311, 
BLACK PLAGUE 5310, QUITE FRANKLY 5290, BLUE BLOTTO 5262, ZULOR 5235,  0, and  0.

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

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

                 FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY XLI

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BOUNCY BOTTOM 4393 (94-57-4)           1  5  0         UNRELATED            

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CALAVERA 4915 (54-43-0)                5  3  0         THIRSTY THUGS        
D. FILER 4721 (59-22-1)                2  3  0         LETTER BOMBS         

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PARANOIA 4557 (66-15-2)                4  3  0         DSM4                 
PORK CHOP 3878 (19-9-1)                0  3  0         PIGS ON PARADE       

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
T. ZER 5011 (25-15-2)                  6  3  0         LETTER BOMBS         
WILLY LIV 2930 (20-11-2)               1  3  0         THE MONGOLOIDS       
WROUGHT IRON 3710 (56-28-0)            0  3  0         IMMORTAL OATH        

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BOTSONO 5238 (2-0-0)                   3  3  0         PHILANTHROPISTS II   
RAT RACE 5164 (2-0-0)                  2  3  0         PHILANTHROPISTS II   
DALTON 5209 (4-1-0)                    0  3  0         PHILANTHROPISTS II   
SPANK ME FLOYD 5008 (0-0-0)            0  3  0         PET SHOP FLOYD