DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/03/2006    Duedate: 10/16/2006

KOLACT ARENA

DM-10    TURN-554

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

WALDO
SPRINGBORN (358)
(10-5763) [7-7-0,112]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

WALDO                          VORTAS
SPRINGBORN (358)               THE HAUNTED (541)
(10-5763) [7-7-0,112]          (10-5789) [2-0-0,20]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

QUIP                           WALDO
QUBIT (464)                    SPRINGBORN (358)
(10-5668) [21-10-2,90]         (10-5763) [7-7-0,112]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SPRINGBORN (358)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE HAUNTED (541)           29
2. THE MOONDOGS (97)           24      SIR AGLIO (296)
3. SPRINGBORN (358)            17      Unchartered Team
4. SIR AGLIO (296)              5
5. TERRAPIN STATION (189)       0      THE HAUNTED (541)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 SIR AGLIO (296)          777 571 38 57.6   1/ 1 SPRINGBORN (358)          8  7 1
 2- 3 TERRAPIN STATION (189)   539 399 23 57.5   2/ 4 THE MOONDOGS (97)         6  9 0
 3/ 4 QUBIT (464)              536 434 19 55.3   3/ 2 QUBIT (464)               5  4 0
 4/ 6 SPRINGBORN (358)         466 566 29 45.2   4/ 3 SIR AGLIO (296)           4  2 1
 5/ 8*THE HAUNTED (541)          4   5  1 44.4   5/ 5*THE HAUNTED (541)         4  5 1
 6/ 7 THE MOONDOGS (97)        311 551 10 36.1   6- 6 TERRAPIN STATION (189)    1  0 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.

Hoo-ray and away and the sail you see receding will be me in all my fine-er-y.

Estrella -- Would'cha believe somewheres in my daintier moments I'm an aficionado of
the light epee?  Go figure.  I knew an innate ability to spear olives at the martini
mixers would come back to haunt my more serious pursuits. -- Sadie, Duelmistress

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, KOLACT?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed 
to see WALDO win a fight and gain 19 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, WALDO beat 
QUASIMODO and QUASIMODO lost 10 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  Going for broke 
or broken, our Duelmaster DARK CHAMPION Dark Arena Challenged this turn.  And if 
variety is the spice of life, KOLACT may be getting bland, as SADIE stays top dog in 
the city.  I'm not in a very good mood today, but why am I telling you this?  You 
want to know what's new, don't you, KOLACT?   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.   
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  Whoa!  I'll even buy SADIE a drink 
tonight!  Anyone who can come back from the Dark Arena, I want to be on hers good 
side!  Titanium shields and bamboo daggers, guess what brave team is developing these 
kinds of weapons?   
     What does the KOLACT arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  Well, I've had enough of this 
drivel, and I'm sure you have too.  Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  Glad 
to see the back of this place-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WALDO 5763                    7   7  0   112       SPRINGBORN (358)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SARDINE SALLY 5760           11   4  0   104       SPRINGBORN (358)
 SIR COPHAGUS 5723            17  12  2    93       SIR AGLIO (296)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 QUIP 5668                    21  10  2    90       QUBIT (464)
-THE QUESTION 5557            12   4  0    82       TERRAPIN STATION (189)
 ACTAON 5648                  14  29  0    71       THE MOONDOGS (97)
 ESTRELLA 5681                15  23  0    68       THE MOONDOGS (97)
 CYNICA 5730                  12  16  0    68       THE MOONDOGS (97)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WANDA 5761                    8   7  1    55       SPRINGBORN (358)
-BISHOP 5567                   8   5  0    53       TERRAPIN STATION (189)
 SIR CUMFERENCE 5744          15   5  0    50       SIR AGLIO (296)
 QUIZNOS 5773                  4   2  0    36       QUBIT (464)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VORTAS 5789                   2   0  0    20       THE HAUNTED (541)
-QUIESCENT 5734                3   0  0    18       QUBIT (464)
 SEVADE 5790                   2   0  1    17       THE HAUNTED (541)
 NESTOR ORDH 5793              1   0  0    16       THE MOONDOGS (97)
-QWAP, AGAIN 5745              1   0  0    13       QUBIT (464)
 LIRVEL MOORN 5792             0   1  0     1       THE MOONDOGS (97)
 ROLLER 5795                   0   1  0     1       SPRINGBORN (358)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
DARK CHAMPION 526      0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          SADIE 5718            554 NONE    
STRIKER 5794           0  1 0 THE HAUNTED 541       ARENAMASTER FILIA 525 554 NONE    
CALLISTO 5770          6  4 0 THE MOONDOGS 97       SIR COPHAGUS 5723     553         
TIUSDAY 5785           1  3 0 THE MOONDOGS 97       SEVADE 5790           553         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

All -- Sadie, LU 12(+1)-7-10-15-21-9-11 EP VH/VH.  It's the quiet ones that sneak up
on you.  Not much to look at, pretty much sidling below the radars, she turned out to
be a real tough fighter, and...ummm, I guess we'll be missing her. -- Still, the
Distiller  mgr. Stable Springborn
P.S.  Did I mention she killed the Dark Arena entry, one time, when I was on a bent
to modify my squad?

Actaon -- Straighten that spine, it's not all that bad.  Now, drink your drink and
watch the show, <nudge> suppooooosed to be a laugh riot.  C'mon, smile dag-blast it.
(works both ways) Against the assault of laughter...nothing can stand. -- Sardine
Sally

Quip -- Ya know, I think Wanda likes me...not only'd she smack me in the most lady-
like manner fer not getting outta her way fast enough, buuuut also give me a properly
dainty cuff-a-congrats fer upholdin style honor. -- Waldo

The Question -- I had the answer, it was right there in my hand and you changed the
question, Question. -- Wanda

Sadoe -- Damn straight I won't "beg" for mercy!  You should give it freely or not at
all.  Congratulations. -- Estrella
P.S.  Your fulsome praise in your column leaves me covered in confusion.

Sardine Sally -- I'm probably gonna burp fish for a week, and you KNOW what that'll
do to my social life, dammit. -- Actaon

Sir Cophagus -- Damn.  I didn't realize you were contagious and lethal. -- Ghost of
Callisto

Sir Cumference -- I knew if I applied my mind...and other things to the problem, I
would find a way around you. -- Cynica

Sevade -- Damn, another day bites the dust. -- Ghost of Tiusday

Ed. -- With...lemon juice?  Hmm.  Garlic and lemon, perhaps, on really snappy
tortilla chips.  Sort of a Margarita Chip type of deal.  Hmm.  There might be a
market for something like that.... -- Cynica
P.S.  And chile, of course.

     I've had 'em with lemon, or maybe it was lime, and chili.  Nothing was said
     about garlic, but that's almost always a good idea. -- Ed.

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.

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!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SADIE viciously butchered DARK CHAMPION in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
STRIKER was slaughtered by ARENAMASTER FILIARIL in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
SARDINE SALLY overcame CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 2 minute match.
WALDO overpowered QUASIMODO in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched Title duel.
SIR COPHAGUS defeated ACTAON in a 1 minute veteran's fight.
QUIP devastated ESTRELLA in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
CYNICA defeated WANDA in a 2 minute brutal struggle.
SIR CUMFERENCE outwaited FRATSFA SLAVE in a 12 minute competition.
QUIZNOS lost to THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 1 minute duel.
VORTAS overpowered ROLLER in a 1 minute uneven duel.
SEVADE overpowered LIRVEL MOORN in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
NESTOR ORDH overcame EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a exciting 1 minute novice's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         LUNGING ATTACK    27 -  16 -  3      63  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY        8 -   5 -  0      62  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         BASHING ATTACK    11 -   7 -  1      61  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -   5 -  0      58  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW         9 -   7 -  1      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         WALL OF STEEL     16 -  16 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-STRIKE      10 -  11 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -  11 -  1      48  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  11 -  0       8  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 554 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     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  PARRY-STRIKE   
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         2  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  2                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    SARDINE SALLY 5760         11   4  0  104 SPRINGBORN (358)
AIMED BLOW       SIR COPHAGUS 5723          17  12  2   93 SIR AGLIO (296)
SLASHING ATTACK  QUIP 5668                  21  10  2   90 QUBIT (464)
PARRY-STRIKE     WANDA 5761                  8   7  1   55 SPRINGBORN (358)
TOTAL PARRY      SIR CUMFERENCE 5744        15   5  0   50 SIR AGLIO (296)
BASHING ATTACK   QUIZNOS 5773                4   2  0   36 QUBIT (464)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is QUIP 5668.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
WALDO 5763.  The ten other most popular fighters were SARDINE SALLY 5760, QUIP 5668, 
CYNICA 5730, NESTOR ORDH 5793, SIR COPHAGUS 5723, WANDA 5761, SEVADE 5790, QUIZNOS 
5773, VORTAS 5789, and STRIKER 5794.

The least popular fighter this week was SIR CUMFERENCE 5744.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were LIRVEL MOORN 5792, ROLLER 5795, ESTRELLA 5681, ACTAON 5648, 
STRIKER 5794, VORTAS 5789, QUIZNOS 5773, SEVADE 5790, WANDA 5761, and SIR COPHAGUS 
5723.

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

QUASIMODO (10-5684) QUBIT (464)
SADIE (10-5718) SPRINGBORN (358)