DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/09/2005    Duedate: 08/22/2005

KOLACT ARENA

DM-10    TURN-524

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

IVAN MASHMINAPLP
SPRINGBORN (358)
(10-5513) [18-10-1,127]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

IVAN MASHMINAPLP               POSITION IS EMPTY
SPRINGBORN (358)               
(10-5513) [18-10-1,127]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

IVAN MASHMINAPLP               SIR DA
SPRINGBORN (358)               SIR AGLIO (296)
(10-5513) [18-10-1,127]        (10-5586) [9-7-1,69]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE FELLOWSHIP (523)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE FELLOWSHIP (523)        35
2. SPRINGBORN (358)            32      SIR AGLIO (296)
3. QUBIT (464)                 29      Unchartered Team
4. SIR AGLIO (296)             19
5. KING NIXON (522)             0      BARHPPERS (463)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*CON MANCHIES (459)         8   4  1 66.7   1/ 1 THE FELLOWSHIP (523)     12  3 2
 2- 3 KING NIXON (522)          66  48  4 57.9   2/ 2 SPRINGBORN (358)          8  7 0
 3- 4 TERRAPIN STATION (189)   538 399 23 57.4   3- 3 KING NIXON (522)          6  4 0
 4/ 5 SIR AGLIO (296)          698 533 32 56.7   4/ 9 SIR AGLIO (296)           5  4 0
 5/ 7 THE FELLOWSHIP (523)      38  30  7 55.9   5/ 6 QUBIT (464)               4  4 0
 6/ 6 QUBIT (464)              465 411 16 53.1   6- 4 MANAGERY (524)            3  4 0
 7- 8 CLAN BATTLEAXE (197)     271 290 18 48.3   7/ 5 THE MOONDOGS (97)         3  6 0
 8/ 9 SPRINGBORN (358)         393 490 24 44.5   8/ 7 THUNDERSTRIKERS (220)     2  6 0
 9/10 THUNDERSTRIKERS (220)    120 174 10 40.8   9-10*CON MANCHIES (459)        1  0 0
10-11 MANAGERY (524)            19  33  3 36.5  10-11 TERRAPIN STATION (189)    1  1 0
11/12 THE MOONDOGS (97)        260 458 10 36.2  11- 8 CLAN BATTLEAXE (197)      1  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.

     I guess the Gladiatorial Commission has had enough of me:  they are sending me
to ADM.  Imagine my surprise...Here I am, a lunger, with only one rating, an expert
in attack, which happens to be my favorite learn.  A good thing my favorite learn
wasn't parry!  I mean, it only took me 55 fights equivalent to pick up that expert.
I do have to admit I used 11 of those fights to train stats...but I burned 8 skills
in the process (WL to 17, ST to 21).
     I graduate with an impressive 20-30-2 record.  I'm naturally adept with the
shortsword, hi-mod rhythm, fave, learn attack.  I learned, in addition to my 8 burned
skills, a total of 29 skills.  Quickly (?) doing math, that's 29/(55-11) = 0.66
skills/fight.  Wow!  That's not too shabby for a 5 wit lunger!  So, where are all my
points, you ask?  Read 'em and weep!  21(+2)-8(+3)-18-5-17(+2)-7-15.  BTW, awesome
damage.
     Lesson for other managers:  DON'T make a low wit lunger!

                    Sir Plutz
                    Roads scholar

                                      SPY REPORT

     You elder fighters surely remember me.  The younger ones may call me Olaf 
Modeen.  I return to KOLACT once again!  Ya gotta be quick on yer feet!  Keep your 
elbow off the table!  Thrust!  Block out the pain!  SIR AGLIO is now ranked 4th with 
a 3-1-0 turn.  QUBIT showed KOLACT what they were made of as they fought with a 
vengeance to walk off with 3-1-0.  What's with QUO VADIS?  He actually beat 
THUNDERSTRIKERS' BLADEZEN, and walked away with 19 more points from the fight.  Major 
screwup at QUBIT.  QUIP lost 10 points to SADIE.  Some new strategies, perhaps?  
Maybe QUIP will provide more easy wins...  See how the Duelmaster challenged 
SPRINGBORN's IVAN MASHMINAPLP?  That sort of initiative is how he got where he is 
now.  I'm sure KOLACT is excited about IVAN MASHMINAPLP, the new Duelmaster from 
SPRINGBORN.  (remember?)  But when you've seen as many as I have...  Wouldn't it be 
nice to have live subjects to practice on?  I hear some team is looking into the uses 
of convicted prisoners.   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.  
KOLACT thinks THE FELLOWSHIP and their 38-30-7 is too much!  If at first you don't 
succeed, give up...  In my day, no team with a 33-30-7 would scare me off!  What's 
the problem, SIR AGLIO?  What do people see in IVAN MASHMINAPLP?  His 18-10-1?  
SPRINGBORN ain't talkin', but he's got 127 points.  I hate going to the effort of 
writing about the kind of fights that TREEBEARD gets in.  He fights people like 
ACTAON, 11 points below.  I thought TREEBEARD showed great skill and promise when he 
won victory over ACTAON.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  Is it my imagination, or are fighters getting 
younger every day?  To die so young, so gloriously!   
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  KOLACT is 
a nice place to live, but I don't like to live in nice places.  I don't want to 
overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IVAN MASHMINAPLP 5513        18  10  1   127       SPRINGBORN (358)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 Z 5576                       11   3  3   112       THE FELLOWSHIP (523)
-QUADRICEPS 5326              23  20  1   103       QUBIT (464)
 QAEDA, AL 5302               19  22  1    92       QUBIT (464)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MUTE SCREAM 5542             13  10  3    88       KING NIXON (522)
-SIR REALISTIC 5552           10   7  1    83       SIR AGLIO (296)
-THE QUESTION 5557            11   4  0    79       TERRAPIN STATION (189)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GUTBOY FISHFOOT 5543         17   6  0    69       KING NIXON (522)
 SIR DA 5586                   9   7  1    69       SIR AGLIO (296)
-SLIME GIGGLE 5540            12  11  0    67       KING NIXON (522)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TREEBEARD 5631               10   2  1    55       THE FELLOWSHIP (523)
 SYD TUBULAR 5689              5   2  0    55       SPRINGBORN (358)
-BISHOP 5567                   8   5  0    53       TERRAPIN STATION (189)
 SIR BROKE STROKER 5623        5   0  0    52       SIR AGLIO (296)
 MELODY 5674                   7   3  0    50       SPRINGBORN (358)
-CHIEF GREASY HAIR 4686        7   2  1    47       CON MANCHIES (459)
 HOOKFANG 5514                 7  14  0    43       THUNDERSTRIKERS (220)
-BLIND SOLACE 5685             7   0  0    35       KING NIXON (522)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ACTAON 5648                   7   6  0    30       THE MOONDOGS (97)
 ESTRELLA 5681                 3   5  0    30       THE MOONDOGS (97)
 DEAGOL 5665                   5   4  1    28       THE FELLOWSHIP (523)
 FRODO 5686                    5   2  0    28       THE FELLOWSHIP (523)
-WATER BUG 5706                3   1  0    28       MANAGERY (524)
-SASQUACH 5593                 5   8  1    25       MANAGERY (524)
 SADIE 5718                    2   0  0    25       SPRINGBORN (358)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BUTTERBUR 5680                4   4  1    23       THE FELLOWSHIP (523)
 KRANKY KARL 5673              4   6  1    19       SPRINGBORN (358)
 QUO VADIS 5683                1   0  0    19       QUBIT (464)
 QUIP 5668                     2   1  0    15       QUBIT (464)
 QUASIMODO 5684                1   0  0    13       QUBIT (464)
 SIR ENDER 5721                1   0  0    13       SIR AGLIO (296)
 MOONDAY 5687                  2   6  0    12       THE MOONDOGS (97)
-TOAD 5705                     2   2  1     9       MANAGERY (524)
-CRAWLER 5709                  1   2  0     9       THUNDERSTRIKERS (220)
-SAVAGE FORCE 5704             2   2  0     8       THUNDERSTRIKERS (220)
-MOOSE 5656                    1   4  0     7       MANAGERY (524)
-SMOKE 5690                    1   3  0     6       MANAGERY (524)
-TAKE KO, TORA 5647            1   3  0     6       THUNDERSTRIKERS (220)
-SKEL'RAN 5556                 1   2  0     5       CLAN BATTLEAXE (197)
-WIPES WITH HAND 4685          1   2  0     5       CON MANCHIES (459)
 BLADEZEN 5719                 1   1  0     4       THUNDERSTRIKERS (220)
-LED CHIM CHIM 5710            0   3  0     3       KING NIXON (522)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
CUTTHROAT 2019        16 29 2 THUNDERSTRIKERS 220   Z 5576                522         
SHADOW MIST 5638       4  4 0 THUNDERSTRIKERS 220   SIR DA 5586           520 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

King Nixon -- Top Career Honors?!  I suppose a congrats is in order, but be warned:
Sultan's not amused! -- Sir Aglio

Ivan -- I've lost more fights than all of you combined!  I'm so old, even Johnny
Carson can't complete the line. -- Sir Plutz

GC -- What's in it for you?!?  A box of truffles. -- Sir Plutz

Wolfraven -- Best of luck in ADM. -- Sir Aglio

Z -- Earning yourself a target on your back there, ain't 'cha? -- Sultan

Savage Force -- OOOOooooo...... You're so savage.  Brute... Beast. OOoo.. -- Sadie

Acteon -- I'm being reined and restrained.  Someone's trying to make a refinement
outten myself.  Rots'a ruck. -- Kranky Karl

Slime Giggle -- The sliming's not so bad.  It's that giggling...puts my teeth on
edge. -- Melody

The Question -- So much for the unblemished record.  And there are answers to every
question. -- Syd Tubular

Queda, Al -- Pounding the rock.  (ya load 18 tons and whad'ya get...) -- Ivan
Mashminaplp

Butterbur -- Amazing, but you were quite right.  Buttering DOES make the burs less
sticky. -- Estrella

Led Chim Chim -- None of that!  I'm respectable, I am, so watch what you say! --
Moonday

Kranky Karl -- Oops!  Sorry about twisting your crank the wrong way, but I was
feeling dyslexic. -- Actaon

Melody -- What, no comb-and-paper solo? -- Inquiring Minds

Gutless Fishfoot -- Grrrr.... -- Sir Da

Blame Sultan -- I won?!  Wow! -- Quadriceps

Floyd -- Heard from Hoffa that Blame Sultan got axed in later rounds at the Face...
I'm truly sorry about that.  The only way that would have been welcome news is if I'd
have killed him myself!  Any chance you can get him back from the dead?  I kinda like
the name and hate to see it disappear for good. -- Sultan

4 August 2005
Ladies and Gentlemen...The Announcement You Have All Been Waiting For Is Here!!!!!!!!

ZalCon3...The Rebirth!!!!!!! 

The Rules Are Simple, The Prizes Are Awesome, The Competition Fierce!

Where:  Dullens (DM13)  When:  October 8th, 2005

The Rules:
Every Manager Must DA Their Entire Team On The First Turn They Enter The Contest.
All Warriors DA'd In This Manner MUST Be At Zero FE And May Fight In The Contest If
They Live.  The Style Of The Warrior Must Be Present In The Name In A Non Ambiguous
Manner, Standard Abbreviations Accepted.  Scoring Starts On The 3rd Turn Of The
Contest Which Will Also Be The First Turn After The October Mail In.  Dead Warriors
May Be Entered From The Contest To Dead Apprentices ONLY--And With Zero FE!!!!!  All
Living Warriors May Be Entered Into Rookies or Apprentices For The October Mail In.

Scoring:
 1 Point For Each Win.
 1 Point For Each Kill.
-1 Point For Each Loss.
-1 Point For Each Death.

Categories:
Ultimate Style Master:  Warrior Of Any Style With The Most Style Master Points.
Top Team:  Team With The Most Points At The End Of The Contest.
Top Warrior:  Warrior With The Most Points At The End Of The Contest.
MVP Team:  Team With The Most Free Fight Awards At The End Of The Contest.
MVP Warrior:  Warrior With The Most Free Fight Awards At The End Of The Contest.
Style Master:  Warrior With The Most Points Vs. Style In Each Style At The End Of The
               Contest.
Warrior Top 11:  Next 10 Top Point Gaining Warriors At The End Of The Contest.
Iron Manager:  Any Manager With 100 Fights During The Contest (20 Turns Plus 2 Pre
               Turns).
***Special Category*** An Additional Top Team Award Will Be Granted For Each 5 Iron
Manager Awards Starting At 6.

Prizes:
Ultimate Style Master, Top Team, Top Warrior:  +1 To Bonus, Damage Bump, Free Train
                                              Or Learn 2 Skills, Favorites Knowledge.
MVP Team And MVP Warrior:  20 Rollups.
Style Master:  +1 To Bonus.
Warrior Top 11:  Free Train Or Learn 2 Skills. 
Iron Manager:  +1 To Bonus.

Please Contact Zalgor Prigg Via Diplo (Armor & Weapons DM102) or Email
(zalgor@hotmail.com) Should You Have Any Questions Or Wish A Free Team Rollup To Dark
Arena On Turn 1.

Disclaimer:  All Prizes Are To Be Used On Contest Team Only And Are Non Transferable.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

HOOKFANG was devastated by Z in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud fight.
SIR PLUTZ was vanquished by IVAN MASHMINAPLP in a 1 minute Challenge Title battle.
SIR DA won victory over SYD TUBULAR in a crowd pleasing 2 minute Challenge brawl.
TREEBEARD overpowered ACTAON in a 2 minute bloody one-sided Challenge fight.
FRODO devastated MOONDAY in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
SADIE bested QUIP in a crowd pleasing 1 minute bloody Challenge match.
QAEDA, AL overpowered CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute uneven melee.
MELODY vanquished CAPTURED ORC in a 2 minute gory uneven duel.
SIR BROKE STROKER won victory over ESTRELLA in a 2 minute gory duel.
DEAGOL defeated KRANKY KARL in a 3 minute match.
BUTTERBUR handily defeated OSKSI NOBLE in a tiresome 2 minute one-sided bout.
BLADEZEN was demolished by QUO VADIS in a 1 minute bloody mismatched competition.
QUASIMODO demolished MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute mismatched match.
SIR ENDER overpowered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         TOTAL PARRY       30 -  19 -  1      61  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK   31 -  20 -  3      61  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     14 -  11 -  0      56  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   5 -  1      55  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         BASHING ATTACK    27 -  25 -  2      52  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    26 -  27 -  2      49  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         SLASHING ATTACK   16 -  20 -  2      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         AIMED BLOW        15 -  19 -  0      44  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         WALL OF STEEL     16 -  25 -  0      39  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   9 -  1      36  |

Turn 524 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   IVAN MASHMINAPLP 5513      18  10  1  127 SPRINGBORN (358)
STRIKING ATTACK  Z 5576                     11   3  3  112 THE FELLOWSHIP (523)
SLASHING ATTACK  SIR DA 5586                 9   7  1   69 SIR AGLIO (296)
AIMED BLOW       SYD TUBULAR 5689            5   2  0   55 SPRINGBORN (358)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    MELODY 5674                 7   3  0   50 SPRINGBORN (358)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is IVAN MASHMINAPLP 5513.  The most popular warrior 
this turn was SIR DA 5586.  The ten other most popular fighters were TREEBEARD 5631, 
SADIE 5718, MELODY 5674, Z 5576, IVAN MASHMINAPLP 5513, QAEDA, AL 5302, SIR BROKE 
STROKER 5623, DEAGOL 5665, QUO VADIS 5683, and FRODO 5686.

The least popular fighter this week was BLADEZEN 5719.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BUTTERBUR 5680, KRANKY KARL 5673, ESTRELLA 5681, MOONDAY 5687, ACTAON 
5648, HOOKFANG 5514, SIR ENDER 5721, SYD TUBULAR 5689, QUASIMODO 5684, and QUIP 5668.

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

SIR PLUTZ (10-5207) SIR AGLIO (296)

                 FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY XXXV

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MILLER KNIGHT 3610 (114-92-5)          5  3  0         THIRSTY THUGS        
DARING DOG 4033 (89-61-2)              3  3  0         MONGREL HORDE        
MIPHON 2706 (159-87-2)                 3  3  0         LIQUID CARNAGE       
SIR IASIS 2730 (121-119-4)             1  4  0         SIR AGLIO            
DARK GUARDIAN 2212 (74-60-2)           0  5  0         MYTH AND MIGHT       
SIR DAR 2608 (181-108-5)               0  5  0         SIR AGLIO            

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BAD DOG 3490 (49-32-1)                 7  3  0         MONGREL HORDE        

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SIR VIVOR 4065 (103-47-0)              5  3  0         SIR AGLIO            
SULTAN 4516 (39-13-1)                  3  3  0         SIR AGLIO            
SIR LY 4116 (50-38-0)                  1  3  0         SIR AGLIO            
WHIRLING DOG 4177 (78-42-1)            1  3  0         MONGREL HORDE        

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SIR VILE 4754 (41-40-1)                4  3  0         SIR AGLIO            
NEMESIS 2676 (19-6-1)                  3  3  0         MYTH AND MIGHT       
PLAYFUL DOG 4237 (11-6-1)              0  3  0         MONGREL HORDE        

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BALROG 3115 (8-0-0)                    2  3  0         MYTH AND MIGHT       

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BLAME SULTAN 5477 (12-5-0)             5  2  0  DEAD   TERRAPIN STATION     
MAD DOG 4670 (4-3-1)                   7  3  0         MONGREL HORDE        
THE QUESTION 5557 (11-4-0)             4  3  0         TERRAPIN STATION     
ANN OREXIA 5409 (5-3-0)                3  3  0         EVERYDAY PEOPLE      
SIR REALISTIC 5552 (10-7-1)            1  3  0         SIR AGLIO            
SIR DA 5586 (8-7-1)                    0  3  0         SIR AGLIO            

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TOUDSHY 5187 (4-3-0)                   5  3  0         WAY OF THE SWORD C3  
SAM FRANCISCO 5411 (2-3-0)             1  3  0         EVERYDAY PEOPLE      
SIR BROKE STROKER 5623 (4-0-0)         1  3  0         SIR AGLIO            

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MEL FEASENS 5469 (2-2-0)               3  3  0         EVERYDAY PEOPLE      
ZOMANY 5190 (3-1-0)                    2  3  0         WAY OF THE SWORD C3  
CRAWLER 5709 (1-2-0)                   0  3  0         THUNDERSTRIKERS      
QUIP 5668 (2-0-0)                      0  3  0         QUBIT                
RODARA 5189 (0-0-0)                    0  3  0         WAY OF THE SWORD C3  
SIR VO 5645 (1-1-0)                    0  2  0  DEAD   SIR AGLIO            

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
XAUL 5701 (0-0-0)                      5  3  0         GLORYMILL 2          
STIX 5708 (0-0-0)                      4  3  0         WAY OF THE SWORD C3  
CRAG 5707 (0-0-0)                      3  3  0         WAY OF THE SWORD C3  
QUASIMODO 5684 (0-0-0)                 3  3  0         QUBIT                
CORAJA 5697 (0-0-0)                    1  3  0         GLORYMILL 2          
MESPAR 5698 (0-0-0)                    1  3  0         GLORYMILL 2          
QUO VADIS 5683 (0-0-0)                 1  3  0         QUBIT                
BRAIN PAIN HAMMER 5694 (0-0-0)         0  3  0         KLKOLACT HAMMERZ