DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/17/2006    Duedate: 10/30/2006

ZUKAL ARENA

DM-9    TURN-553

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ZULOR
BLUE MOON (381)
(9-5235) [15-13-0,95]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ZULOR                          TONKA
BLUE MOON (381)                70'S CHILD (479)
(9-5235) [15-13-0,95]          (9-5198) [5-0-0,58]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ZULOR                          ZULOR
BLUE MOON (381)                BLUE MOON (381)
(9-5235) [15-13-0,95]          (9-5235) [15-13-0,95]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BLUE MOON (381)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DARK WARDS (451)            28
2. BLUE MOON (381)             20      DARK WARDS (451)
3. 70'S CHILD (479)             5      Unchartered Team
4. MEN OF HONOR (488)           0
5. THE MONGOLOIDS (83)        -17      70'S CHILD (479)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*70'S CHILD (479)           9   3  0 75.0   1/ 1 BLUE MOON (381)           8  7 1
 2- 1*MEN OF HONOR (488)        11   6  2 64.7   2- 2*MEN OF HONOR (488)        7  1 1
 3/ 0 DARK WARDS (451)          49  45  2 52.1   3/ 0 DARK WARDS (451)          3  2 0
 4/ 0 THE MONGOLOIDS (83)      377 361 21 51.1   4/ 0*70'S CHILD (479)          1  0 0
 5/ 2 BLUE MOON (381)          456 581 14 44.0   5/ 0 THE MONGOLOIDS (83)       1  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.

      It says here that the Venomous Concubine spent several days in bed in the
Infirmary.  If you note a sudden increase in Infirmary deaths, this will probably
explain it.  She's a nasty one.

                                        Zulor

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster here with my bag to give you the news on last 
week's fights.  Hey everybody, watch out for NOSFERATU, who flew up 19 points in the 
rankings after mashing STEEV like a melon.  Keep your eye on this gal.  And falling 
like a basher in the top ten was STEEV, who dropped 18 points after a disappointing 
(to say the least) bout with NOSFERATU.  Going for the gusto and coming up with aught 
but bloody knuckles was ZUKAL's KHALHUMS DWARF, who was turned away from the 
Duelmastership by ZULOR.  4 out of 5 gladiators surveyed protect the body, so try and 
avoid aiming at that location.   
     Here is other news that is of note.   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  Remember:  alliances are great, 
but try and take your ally in the arena with you and see what happens.   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  Okay, so I may not be the world's best comedian, 
but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  See ya next time I'm on this 
circuit!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZULOR 5235                   15  13  0    95       BLUE MOON (381)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NOSFERATU 4946                8   7  0    66       DARK WARDS (451)
 TONKA 5198                    5   0  0    58       70'S CHILD (479)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ULTORINO 5244                10  14  1    55       BLUE MOON (381)
 NAHTALEE 4871                 7   4  0    52       THE MONGOLOIDS (83)
 BLUE BLOTTO 5262              9   6  1    50       BLUE MOON (381)
 STEEV 4936                    5   4  0    46       THE MONGOLOIDS (83)
-QUITE FRANKLY 5290            3   1  1    45       MEN OF HONOR (488)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KRAKATOA 5289                 3   1  0    31       MEN OF HONOR (488)
 TOREADOR 4948                 7   7  1    30       DARK WARDS (451)
 WILYUM 4935                   4   5  0    25       THE MONGOLOIDS (83)
 VENTRIIE 4987                 2   1  0    25       DARK WARDS (451)
-BLACK PLAGUE 5310             2   0  1    24       MEN OF HONOR (488)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DONAHUE 5197                  2   2  0    19       70'S CHILD (479)
-MATCHBOX CARS 5195            1   0  0    19       70'S CHILD (479)
-PEPIN THE SHORT 5312          2   0  0    15       MEN OF HONOR (488)
 BRUJAH 5000                   2   0  0    15       DARK WARDS (451)
-TEE BALL 5196                 1   0  0    13       70'S CHILD (479)
 BLU JON 5308                  2   3  1    10       BLUE MOON (381)
 GANGREL 4999                  2   0  0    10       DARK WARDS (451)
 TIKO BEN 5320                 0   2  0     2       BLUE MOON (381)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
T. BONES 5285          0  1 0 LETTER BOMBS 436      BLU JON 5308          549 NOT REVE
DJEREE 5261            1  5 0 THE MONGOLOIDS 83     HIGH ELF 622          553 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

I was attacked by the Dangerous Criminal before I'd finished tightening the straps of
my armor!  Is that allowed?  Shouldn't I get a chanse to attend to that FIRST? --
Blue Blotto

Aha!  The Captured Orc, wounded but not killed by me, succumbed to the activities of
the Venomous Concubine in the Infirmary!  But they tell me he enjoyed it right up to
the end, so I guess that's okay? -- Ultorino

Pepin the Short -- Huh.  A truly honorable and noble man would have allowed me to win
my first match.  You flunked out on that tast, buster. -- Tiko Ben

Black Plague -- Agh, now I'm black and blue!  Very unsightly, and it does not go with
my new shirt. -- Blue Jon

Charlemagne -- I don't believe this! -- Sallidean the Black, late of Mordant

Ultorino -- You damned murderer! -- Geroge Zoar, Free Orc
P.S.  I have to pay for my own resurrection, you know, and it doesn't come cheaply.
You could contribute, and I wouldn't mind.  I'm not proud that way.

Blue Blotto -- Try coming to your next fight sober, you turkey. -- Horlinse,
Dangerous, but who's to call me Criminal and live to repeat it?

Zulor -- You think you have escaped my influence?  Time will tell. -- Alourisienelle,
Venomous Concubine (which is a vile slander, but it does have a certain ring to it)

25 September 2006
It is obvious that the Dark Knights wish to be shown the light.  Allow me to step
forward and blind them with truth.  YOU ARE WORTHLESS!!!  The Dark Knights are so
afraid of the light that they hide behind their black armor and empty threats.  It is
too bad they are unwilling to actually FIGHT us!  I guess our natural light is too
bright for you all to face!  Fear us, for we are here! -- Gemini Goldphoenix,
Overlord of the Avengers of Light!

5 October 2006
*Turf War IV Rules*

     Everyone may participate; known alliances, new alliances, or temporary alliances
created to compete in the Turf War! However, to participate, each alliance must:
     A.  Announce the alliance and the Captain of the alliance in the North Fork (DM
         47) newsletter.
Captains are responsible for:
     a.  verifying those who wish to participate under the banner of their alliance;
     b.  distribution of prizes should their alliance win the Turf War.
Managers must:
     a.  Submit one (1) RSI Roll-Up Gift Certificate to participate to:
          Baphomet, mgr. Knights Templar (568), DM 47 -- North Fork, or
          Rick Stringer
          13 St. Michael's CT
          Elkton, MD 21921
     b.  Announce their intent to compete with manager name, team name and alliance
         they will be fighting under in the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter.
Rules:
     1.  No scoring will begin until a Gift Cert is received.  No exceptions.
     2.  Before a manager can compete, he/she must declare and be verified by the
         Captain of the alliance he/she has claimed for;
     3.  Only one (1) team per player may compete.  NO multiple aliases please.
         Violations will result in disqualification.
     4.  The contest will begin on the turn following the January F2F and run for 12
         turns.
     5.  The turn  a declaration and verification will begin the scoring process.
     6.  No declarations or verifications will be accepted after Turn 10 of the Turf
         War 5.
     7.  For the purpose of scoring, I reserve the right to make all final decisions.
Scoring:
                  Win     Loss     Kill     Die
Challenge          +2      -2       +5       -5
Match-Up           +1      -1       +1       -5
Bloodfeud          +2      -5       +5      -10
Champion           x2      x2       x2       x2
Downchallenge     -10      xx      -10       xx
Dark Arena        +10      -5       xx       xx
Special Scoring:
     a.  Each mention in the Spy Report is worth 2 points (team mentions only!)
     b.  Each Style Master is worth 2 points.
     c.  Duelmaster Throne is worth 2 points
Champions:
     a.  Champions may be declared, but are not mandatory.  If declared, the Champion
         must be in the Adepts or lower brackets on the turn they are declared
         without having gone above the Adepts bracket at any time...including
         transferred teams.  (I'll be watching for this occurrence!)
Bloodfeuds:
     a.  Bloodfeuds count for all four (4) turns.  However, the same warrior may not
         be used all four turns.  4 turns means 4 separate warriors.  A penalty of
         -10 will be given to the team who violates this.
Special Conditions:
     a.  I reserve the right for all final decisions.
     b.  If I make a mistake, I'll multiply the points by 2.
     c.  If you claim I did, and *YOU* are wrong, I'll subtract points at the rate of
         x10.
     d.  Each alliance begins with zero (0) points.
     e.  Dark Arena may be used on the first turn of every warrior with no penalty
         (this means a warrior with 0 FE).
     f.  TVs won after the contest begins gain a 25 point one time score once the
         tourney reports are posted in the NL.
     g.  TCs won after the contest begins gain a 50 point one time score with the
         same conditions as noted for TVs.
     h.  NO switching alliance once verified by an alliance that a team has declared
         for.
     i.  Only 7 teams are permitted per alliance for the Turf War 5.
PRIZES:
     Turf Wars are a "Winner Takes All" type contest.  All prizes and 100% of the RU
Certs will be given to the Captain of the winning alliance and it is his/her
responsibility to give these to the alliance membership.
     I have requested from RSI the following:
     a.  renaming of the orth Fork (DM 47) arena;
     b.  renaming of Dark Arena Monsters;
     c.  known favourite rhythms for one warrior on each team of the winning
         alliance.  This warrior would be in the Initiates or above brackets on the
         last turn of the Turf War (they must have at least one arena fight to
         receive this award).
               Baphomet, Host of TW5
Special Note:  A downchallenge is considered from a higher bracket to a lower
bracket.  Same bracket, more recognition points?  Not a downchallenge!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DJEREE was butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
ZULOR viciously subdued KHALHUMS DWARF in a 2 minute gruesome veteran's Title duel.
STEEV was demolished by NOSFERATU in a 2 minute uneven fight.
ULTORINO devastated WILYUM in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
BLUE BLOTTO overpowered AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute mismatched match.
NAHTALEE viciously subdued TOREADOR in a 2 minute gory duel.
TONKA devastated VENTRIIE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute gory mismatched match.
BRUJAH overcame BLU JON in a 1 minute gruesome beginner's melee.
GANGREL won victory over TIKO BEN in a 2 minute beginner's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         TOTAL PARRY        2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         WALL OF STEEL     17 -  11 -  1      61  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         AIMED BLOW         8 -   6 -  0      57  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    10 -   8 -  1      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -  13 -  3      54  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK    13 -  12 -  2      52  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   3 -  0       0  |

Turn 553 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         1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         3  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    ZULOR 5235                 15  13  0   95 BLUE MOON (381)
TOTAL PARRY      NOSFERATU 4946              8   7  0   66 DARK WARDS (451)
AIMED BLOW       TONKA 5198                  5   0  0   58 70'S CHILD (479)
BASHING ATTACK   BLUE BLOTTO 5262            9   6  1   50 BLUE MOON (381)
STRIKING ATTACK  STEEV 4936                  5   4  0   46 THE MONGOLOIDS (83)
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 NAHTALEE 4871, STEEV 4936, 
NOSFERATU 4946, TONKA 5198, TIKO BEN 5320, ULTORINO 5244, BLUE BLOTTO 5262, BRUJAH 
5000, GANGREL 4999, and TOREADOR 4948.

The least popular fighter this week was BLU JON 5308.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were WILYUM 4935, DJEREE 5261, VENTRIIE 4987, TOREADOR 4948, GANGREL 4999, 
BRUJAH 5000, BLUE BLOTTO 5262, ULTORINO 5244, TIKO BEN 5320, and TONKA 5198.