DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/06/2005    Duedate: 09/19/2005

KOLACT ARENA

DM-10    TURN-526

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

IVAN MASHMINAPLP
SPRINGBORN (358)
(10-5513) [20-10-1,147]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

IVAN MASHMINAPLP               ZOMANY
SPRINGBORN (358)               WAY OF THE SWORD C3 (490)
(10-5513) [20-10-1,147]        (10-5190) [4-2-0,23]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

QUADRICEPS                     MOONDAY
QUBIT (464)                    THE MOONDOGS (97)
(10-5326) [25-20-1,114]        (10-5687) [3-7-0,21]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SIR AGLIO (296)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SIR AGLIO (296)             33
2. THE MOONDOGS (97)           17      CON MANCHIES (459)
3. SPRINGBORN (358)            16      Unchartered Team
4. THE FELLOWSHIP (523)        13
5. CON MANCHIES (459)          12WAY OF THE SWORD C3 (490)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 CON MANCHIES (459)         9   4  1 69.2   1/ 3 SIR AGLIO (296)          10  3 0
 2- 2*THE DREAMING (518)         9   6  2 60.0   2/ 1 THE FELLOWSHIP (523)     10  5 0
 3/ 3*WAY OF THE SWORD C (490)  15  11  0 57.7   3/ 2 QUBIT (464)               7  4 0
 4/ 6 SIR AGLIO (296)          705 535 32 56.9   4/ 4 SPRINGBORN (358)          7  8 1
 5/ 7 THE FELLOWSHIP (523)      43  35  7 55.1   5- 5*THE DREAMING (518)        5  0 1
 6/ 8 QUBIT (464)              469 414 16 53.1   6/ 6 THE MOONDOGS (97)         4  8 0
 7/10 SPRINGBORN (358)         397 496 25 44.5   7/ 8 CON MANCHIES (459)        1  0 0
 8-11 THUNDERSTRIKERS (220)    120 174 10 40.8   8/12*WAY OF THE SWORD C (490)  1  3 0
 9/13 THE MOONDOGS (97)        264 463 10 36.3   9-10 THUNDERSTRIKERS (220)     0  2 0
10-14*BLITZKRIEG (521)           0   6  0  0.0  10-14*BLITZKRIEG (521)          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.

*Urf* *Urf* *Urf*  You jubilant delinquents is some a tha riffiest raffin riff-raff
whatever tried to open a fireplug wif a can opener.  (S'gonna kill ya when ya know)
...<shrug> it's called "basher-speak" and we can all do it, some just choose not to.
This cycle I'm not looking for anybody, just not looking for somebody. <grin> -- Ivan
Mashminaplp, Duelmaster

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly KOLACT games.  Former top team THE FELLOWSHIP was 
unseated this week as SIR AGLIO moved up from 3rd ranking to take the top spot with a 
4-1-0 record for the round.  Warriors--remember that glory waits always around the 
corner!  Witness how this week WAY OF THE SWORD C3 went 1-1-0 to move up 4 in the 
rankings.  My praise to SIR AGLIO for their 4-1-0 week this time out.  Indeed, it was 
a skillfully fought round deserving of notice!  SIR COPHAGUS caught the eye of many 
in the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested EMBEZZLING SCRIBE and was 
awarded 16 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, DEAGOL 
put down QUO VADIS, causing him to lose 7 points of recognition in the process.  As 
is fitting, the most sought after warrior on the challenge boards this week was none 
other than Duelmaster IVAN MASHMINAPLP himself.  Not for nothing has IVAN MASHMINAPLP 
in the past laid claim to the Duelmaster's throne, and this week he's proven his 
combat skill yet again.  Heed this!  A seer has warned that if exactly 6 die in duels 
this week, the whole city shall perish!  Just remember...5 or 7!   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city KOLACT.  I saw one fighter that warriors avoided when this week's 
challenge seeking began.  THE FELLOWSHIP is feared.  This much I can say.  Apparently 
the stalwarts of SPRINGBORN are catching the bulk of jests down at the challenging 
board for their large share of the avoids.   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and assassins.  
In the arena there is only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  More than a sharp eye must I keep, indeed a 
stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari await me!  
Till next we meet remember - the pen is mightier than the sword, but a maul is a 
different story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IVAN MASHMINAPLP 5513        20  10  1   147       SPRINGBORN (358)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 QUADRICEPS 5326              25  20  1   114       QUBIT (464)
 Z 5576                       12   4  3   104       THE FELLOWSHIP (523)
 QAEDA, AL 5302               20  23  1    95       QUBIT (464)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIR REALISTIC 5552           11   8  1    88       SIR AGLIO (296)
 SIR DA 5586                  10   8  1    78       SIR AGLIO (296)
 SIR BROKE STROKER 5623        7   0  0    68       SIR AGLIO (296)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TREEBEARD 5631               11   3  1    62       THE FELLOWSHIP (523)
 CHIEF GREASY HAIR 4686        8   2  1    59       CON MANCHIES (459)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SYD TUBULAR 5689              6   3  0    52       SPRINGBORN (358)
-TOUDSHY 5187                  4   3  0    51       WAY OF THE SWORD C3 (490)
-HOOKFANG 5514                 7  14  0    43       THUNDERSTRIKERS (220)
 ACTAON 5648                   8   7  0    42       THE MOONDOGS (97)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ESTRELLA 5681                 5   5  0    42       THE MOONDOGS (97)
 MELODY 5674                   7   5  0    36       SPRINGBORN (358)
 DEAGOL 5665                   6   5  1    35       THE FELLOWSHIP (523)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FRODO 5686                    6   3  0    30       THE FELLOWSHIP (523)
 QUIP 5668                     3   2  0    24       QUBIT (464)
 SIR ENDER 5721                3   0  0    24       SIR AGLIO (296)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BUTTERBUR 5680                5   5  1    23       THE FELLOWSHIP (523)
 ZOMANY 5190                   4   2  0    23       WAY OF THE SWORD C3 (490)
 KRANKY KARL 5673              4   8  1    21       SPRINGBORN (358)
 MOONDAY 5687                  3   7  0    21       THE MOONDOGS (97)
-CHI-CHI 5515                  3   0  1    20       THE DREAMING (518)
-MAJIN BUU 5516                2   1  0    19       THE DREAMING (518)
 SADIE 5718                    3   1  1    17       SPRINGBORN (358)
-VEGETA 5659                   1   0  1    16       THE DREAMING (518)
 SIR COPHAGUS 5723             1   0  0    16       SIR AGLIO (296)
 RODARA 5189                   0   2  0    14       WAY OF THE SWORD C3 (490)
-BULMA 5518                    2   1  0    13       THE DREAMING (518)
-KRILLIN 5620                  1   1  0    13       THE DREAMING (518)
-QUASIMODO 5684                1   0  0    13       QUBIT (464)
 QUO VADIS 5683                1   1  0    12       QUBIT (464)
-CRAWLER 5709                  1   2  0     9       THUNDERSTRIKERS (220)
-SAVAGE FORCE 5704             2   2  0     8       THUNDERSTRIKERS (220)
-TAKE KO, TORA 5647            1   3  0     6       THUNDERSTRIKERS (220)
-GABRIELLE FAIRBORNE 5537      0   2  0     6       BLITZKRIEG (521)
-WIPES WITH HAND 4685          1   2  0     5       CON MANCHIES (459)
-BLADEZEN 5719                 1   1  0     4       THUNDERSTRIKERS (220)
 FALLING STAR 5722             0   2  0     2       THE MOONDOGS (97)
-PIANO MAN 5535                0   1  0     1       BLITZKRIEG (521)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
CYNIA 5724             0  1 0 THE MOONDOGS 97       SADIE 5718            526         
CUTTHROAT 2019        16 29 2 THUNDERSTRIKERS 220   Z 5576                522 NOT REVE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Butterbur -- Good challenge, bad result...there'r other weapons.  Bigger weapons...
slower weapons. -- Karl

Tree Beard -- What happened, O Bearded One?  Did I miss the hotdog roast? -- Melody

Sir Broke Stoker -- I'm feeling devastated n' you is poking fun.  By Jing!  I'll be
dishin it up next go round. -- Syd Tubular

Mr. Noble -- S'a pretty good tail whipping.  I could'a done better if'n I was you,
but hey, we might meet again. -- Sadie

Frodo -- No, no, NO.  That is NOT how you do it--all that stooping and hunching over
and whispering "precious, precious."  That's a DISTRACTION, and you don't NEED
distractions in the arena.  Er, not that *I* mind, actually. -- Estrella

Deagol -- Yes, well, I didn't really MEAN that about you should have been strangled
at birth.  It's just the kind of thing one says when exasperated.  Nothing personal.
-- Actaon

Quip -- Oh, I see.  Quips are short.  I suppose a Quote would be a Shew? -- Moonday

Bulma -- You're doing this to me on purpose, aren't you?  You're JEALOUS, because I'm
cool and charismatic, and you're just...blah.  Well, HA.  I shall overcome.  See if I
don't! -- Falling Star

Melody -- Oh. -- Inquiring Minds

Fellow (Kolatians), (Kolactites), (Kolagmites) -- I regret to inform you all that I
will be temporarily incapable of managing my two teams here due to a long-awaited
trip to my home country, Belgium, this fall.  Yes, it is true.  I will have my
warriors on maintenance for several turns while I tend to non-Alastarian business now
long neglected.  I promise to pipe up in the personals upon my return.  Good dueling!
-- Sultan

     Have a most excellent trip! -- Ed.

Estrella -- Awww..., I'm touched!  Let up hope I live up to that level of celebrity-
ism(?). -- Sir Broke Stroker

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

TREEBEARD was bested by SIR DA in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge fight.
FRODO viciously subdued KRANKY KARL in a 3 minute gruesome Challenge battle.
QUO VADIS was demolished by DEAGOL in a 3 minute uneven Challenge fight.
IVAN MASHMINAPLP devastated SIR REALISTIC in a 1 minute one-sided Title contest.
Z bested QAEDA, AL in a action packed 1 minute brawl.
QUADRICEPS overpowered VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
SIR BROKE STROKER viciously subdued ACTAON in a popular 3 minute gruesome competition.
CHIEF GREASY HAIR vanquished MELODY in a 1 minute uneven duel.
SYD TUBULAR vanquished BUTTERBUR in a 2 minute gruesome uneven fight.
ESTRELLA defeated QUIP in a 2 minute fight.
RODARA was beaten by MOONDAY in a popular 6 minute gory melee.
ZOMANY demolished FALLING STAR in a 1 minute mismatched match.
SADIE viciously butchered CYNIA in a 2 minute brutal novice's contest.
SIR ENDER devastated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
SIR COPHAGUS overcame EMBEZZLING SCRIBE 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|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         TOTAL PARRY       27 -  15 -  1      64  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         STRIKING ATTACK   27 -  19 -  3      59  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         LUNGING ATTACK    32 -  23 -  1      58  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   5 -  2      55  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         BASHING ATTACK    26 -  24 -  2      52  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     12 -  12 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         AIMED BLOW        15 -  18 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         SLASHING ATTACK   14 -  18 -  2      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         WALL OF STEEL     16 -  22 -  0      42  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   9 -  0      25  |

Turn 526 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     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  2         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         3  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         2  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   IVAN MASHMINAPLP 5513      20  10  1  147 SPRINGBORN (358)
LUNGING ATTACK   QUADRICEPS 5326            25  20  1  114 QUBIT (464)
STRIKING ATTACK  Z 5576                     12   4  3  104 THE FELLOWSHIP (523)
SLASHING ATTACK  SIR DA 5586                10   8  1   78 SIR AGLIO (296)
AIMED BLOW       SYD TUBULAR 5689            6   3  0   52 SPRINGBORN (358)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    ACTAON 5648                 8   7  0   42 THE MOONDOGS (97)
PARRY-LUNGE      DEAGOL 5665                 6   5  1   35 THE FELLOWSHIP (523)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is QUADRICEPS 5326.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was MOONDAY 5687.  The ten other most popular fighters were SIR BROKE STROKER 5623, Z 
5576, ESTRELLA 5681, SADIE 5718, KRANKY KARL 5673, QUO VADIS 5683, IVAN MASHMINAPLP 
5513, SYD TUBULAR 5689, QUIP 5668, and SIR DA 5586.

The least popular fighter this week was FALLING STAR 5722.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were RODARA 5189, BUTTERBUR 5680, MELODY 5674, SIR REALISTIC 5552, 
CYNIA 5724, ACTAON 5648, TREEBEARD 5631, SIR ENDER 5721, ZOMANY 5190, and QAEDA, AL 
5302.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

IVAN MASHMINAPLP (10-5513) SPRINGBORN (358)
QUADRICEPS (10-5326) QUBIT (464)