DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/14/2005    Duedate: 12/27/2005

RIZTAB ARENA

DM-12    TURN-531

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

LUIGI
TEAM MARIO (598)
(12-6056) [12-7-1,118]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

LUIGI                          BROTHER ZERO
TEAM MARIO (598)               CULTS-R-US (624)
(12-6056) [12-7-1,118]         (12-6341) [3-0-0,27]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LUIGI                          ALOURSHIN
TEAM MARIO (598)               SWEET MAGIC (267)
(12-6056) [12-7-1,118]         (12-6126) [15-11-1,80]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CULTS-R-US (624)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ERRATA (604)                33
2. TEAM MARIO (598)            31      COUNTRY SUCKS (452)
3. CULTS-R-US (624)            26      Unchartered Team
4. COUNTRY SUCKS (452)         19
5. DARK ANGELS II (622)        16      CULTS-R-US (624)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*CULTS-R-US (624)          12   3  0 80.0   1/ 1*CULTS-R-US (624)         12  3 0
 2- 2*ENGLISH FOOTBALL (400)     9   6  1 60.0   2/ 2 ARENA FELINES (177)       8  2 0
 3/ 4 COUNTRY SUCKS (452)        9   6  1 60.0   3/ 7 DREAMERS (142)            8  7 0
 4/ 0 ERRATA (604)              16  11  1 59.3   4/ 5 HIGH JINKS (584)          6  8 0
 5/ 3 ARENA FELINES (177)      744 532 66 58.3   5/ 6 NIGHT STALKERS (616)      6  8 0
 6/ 5 TEAM MARIO (598)          42  34  2 55.3   6/ 3 SWEET MAGIC (267)         6  9 0
 7/ 6 DARK ANGELS II (622)      78  71  8 52.3   7/ 4 ALL HALLOW'S EVE (599)    5  2 0
 8/ 9 DREAMERS (142)           %1019 %1065 84 48.9   8/10 TRIPLE 6 MAFIA (424)      4  5 1
 9/11 ALL HALLOW'S EVE (599)    46  49  2 48.4   9- 8 CASTLE (230)              4  6 0
10/ 7 TRIPLE 6 MAFIA (424)      22  24  1 47.8  10/ 9 TEAM MARIO (598)          4  6 0
11/10 HIGH JINKS (584)         123 135  8 47.7  11/12 DARK ANGELS II (622)      4 10 0
12/ 8 NIGHT STALKERS (616)      30  34  1 46.9  12/13 COUNTRY SUCKS (452)       3  0 0
13-12 CASTLE (230)             227 261 14 46.5  13/ 0 ERRATA (604)              2  0 0
14-13 THE RAITHSKAR (71)        68  98  6 41.0  14-14 DEUCES WILD (617)         1  1 0
15/14 SWEET MAGIC (267)        398 649 11 38.0  15-11 THE RAITHSKAR (71)        0  4 0
16-15 DEUCES WILD (617)         24  43  4 35.8  16-15*ENGLISH FOOTBALL (400)    0  2 0
17/ 0*WHO DA MAN? (623)          0   2  0  0.0  17/ 0*WHO DA MAN? (623)         0  2 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

     Spymaster Torric staggered out of the old office building with a small, locked
chest and a growing sense of doom.  He had let the ghost leave the building and
merely been glad that he didn't have to deal with it.  But that was so irresponsible!
And besides, Makrok would say he should have done something about the ghost.  That it
appeared to be the ghost of one of the First Citizen's ancestors further complicated
the matter.
     Torric steadied himself against the current that ran parallel to the shore of
the lake and--  Wait a minute!  Current?  Since when?  He looked around frantically.
He was still partly sheltered by the ruined stub of, um, by a bit of ruined wall.
But he could see, farther out in the lake (the moon was bright, though not quite
full) and also between his position and the shore, that sticks and leaves and other
floating debris, and even a fish or two, was being swept along counter-clockwise and
very rapidly.  As though somewhere out in the middle of the lake someone had pulled a
plug, and the water was now swirling down a drain.
     Rushing water tugged at his knees, even in the shelter of the broken wall.
Torric jerked his horrified gaze away from the lake and moved shoreward to the edge
of his protection, squinting at the channel he had to cross.  Twenty feet across,
between knee and waist deep, and it swept under the old office building (or through
broken-open rooms, which would amount to the same thing.  If he lost his footing, he
would be swept along with the current and would probably drown under the building.
Not a pleasant prospect, because he was fairly sure that his arena insurance didn't
cover resurrection from death-by-drowning.
     Okay, so he'd be careful.  He was nimble, he was stronger than he looked, and he
was highly motivated.  He raised the iron-bound chest to set it on the wall beside
him.
     The magician on the shore shrieked.  "No!  No, don't leave it there!  You must
bring it to me!"
     Torric looked at the man briefly, gauging his capacity to make trouble.  Would
the fool magician try to cast a spell?  Even a non mage such as himself could feel
that this was NOT a good night for such things.
     No.  No spell.  Good.  Unusually sensible for a magician, in fact.  They could
always come back tomorrow--by daylight--and get the chest with a boat.  If it was
still there.  If the LAKE was still there.  How long would it take the lake to drain
away?  Or was there more water coming in somewhere?  If the business was magical, and
what else could it be?, there was no telling what might happen next.
     But first, there was getting to the shore.  Torric looked at the water uneasily,
it was racing now and there was even foam on it.  He could swim, of course, but he
didn't like to.  A glance over his shoulder, out across the lake, encouraged him
forward.  It was worse out there, and the "worse" might move toward the shore any
time.  Better to get clear while he could.  If he could.
     He threw himself forward into the narrow channel and found the water deeper than
expected.  Waist deep where it should have been only up to his knees, chest deep a
moment later.  A fish collided with him and nearly knocked him off his feet; with
scrabbling fins it tried to climb his arm, eyes staring and mouth opening and closing
in silent pleas.
     What was he supposed to do with a fish?  He didn't LIKE fish, they were cold and
slimy and prickly.  He threw it from him toward the shore, where it fell into a still
pool between two bits of broken wall and vanished.  Torric followed, half wading and
half swimming.
     "Angle to your left!" the magician shouted.  "The left!  The left!"
     For lack of a better plan, Torric did so.  It was hard going against the
current, but at least this let him lean against the flow.  It made him feel a little
less likely to be swept away.
     The magician was jittering along the shore, keeping even with Torric's uneven
progress, and when the spymaster was near, and facing a desperate last couple of
yards, the old mage braced himself against a ruined doorway and extended his staff
out across the water.
     It seemed unreasonable that the staff could be that long, must be ten feet or
more!  But there it was, and Torric grabbed it.

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
RIZTAB brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  If this keeps up, THE RAITHSKAR, 
you'll have to shine swords instead of use them.  A drop of 4 in the rankings?  
DREAMERS turned their 4-1-0 turn into a 3rd place rank in the listings this turn.  
Any better than this, and you get put on hit lists.  Now let's all watch DARK ANGELS 
II's heads swell from their 3-1-0 this turn.  Haa ha ha ha!  Big shots, big talk, big 
deal.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed to see SUGAR win a fight and gain 21 
points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, MESCALINE MAN II beat SHADOW and SHADOW lost 16 points.  
You're breakin' my heart.  MEOW MIX Bloodfeuded LUIGI for RIZTAB's Title this turn, 
and guess what happened?  And it's out with the old, in with the new, as LUIGI takes 
the Title and last week's bar tab from the old Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  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, RIZTAB?   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  
CASTLE, I suppose you'll be glad to know you were this turn's most avoided team.  
Care to know who is the most afraid of you?  And it looks like TRIPLE 6 MAFIA avoided 
them the most this turn.  What a pack of would be losers, if you ask me.  Hmph.  
TILLERITA was challenged more times this turn than the Duelmaster.  Now was the DM 
insulted or feared?  Heh, heh.  I guess I can give a little credit to GANJA of TRIPLE 
6 MAFIA for challenging up by 21 to SILENT ANGEL.  GANJA lost to get 2 points of 
recognition.   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for RIZTAB's 
morgue.  More variety.  And sending COMRADE KULAK to the Dark Arena was supposed to 
be one of your better ideas, CULTS-R-US?  We're all going to die in the end, so why 
worry if the fate catches up with you sooner that later?   
     What does the RIZTAB arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  Just wait 'till next time I show 
up here, I won't be so nice!  So nyaaah!  Paste this one in your scrapbooks, you'll 
need the kindling come this winter-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LUIGI 6056                   12   7  1   118       TEAM MARIO (598)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 INSIGHTFULL INGIE 6139       15   7  0   111       HIGH JINKS (584)
 FELINE GRIN 5956             26   9  0   107       ARENA FELINES (177)
 MARX 6125                    15  10  0    92       DREAMERS (142)
 SHANIA TWAIN 4277             9   2  1    92       COUNTRY SUCKS (452)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WAR EAGLE 6320               21  10  3    89       DARK ANGELS II (622)
-ROBESPIERRE 3782             17  14  0    89       CASTLE (230)
-REDJAC 508                   15  26  5    86       THE RAITHSKAR (71)
 KANT 6038                    14  18  1    85       DREAMERS (142)
 AUTUMN LEAVES 5975           18  25  1    80       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 ALOURSHIN 6126               15  11  1    80       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 CHIC SHEIK 6205               6   7  0    78       ALL HALLOW'S EVE (599)
 SISSY I 6315                 12   5  1    74       DARK ANGELS II (622)
 AGGRANDIZIN ANNE 6196         8  10  0    72       HIGH JINKS (584)
 SUGAR JANE 5948              12  35  0    71       SWEET MAGIC (267)
-HIPPY CHICK 6127             10   6  0    70       ALL HALLOW'S EVE (599)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TILLERITA 6007               14  24  0    66       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 YOSHII 6061                   8   7  0    66       TEAM MARIO (598)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FUZZY BUTT 6293               6   1  0    65       ARENA FELINES (177)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TALA GOG 6066                10  21  0    54       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 MESCALINE MAN II 3815         6   4  0    52       TRIPLE 6 MAFIA (424)
 SUGAR 6104                    4   1  0    52       ERRATA (604)
 CHASM 6242                    9   4  0    51       NIGHT STALKERS (616)
-ARCION 548                   12  14  0    50       THE RAITHSKAR (71)
-DONAIR 6251                   7   8  2    45       DEUCES WILD (617)
 BUDDHA 6231                   6   6  0    41       DREAMERS (142)
-JEEZUS FREAK 3884             9  13  0    40       CASTLE (230)
 THALES 6286                   5   5  0    40       DREAMERS (142)
 RED KOOPA KID 6280            5   3  0    35       TEAM MARIO (598)
-FUNKY MONK 6295               5   2  0    35       ALL HALLOW'S EVE (599)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MONKEY 6105                   3   1  0    33       ERRATA (604)
 CANNABUS JR II 3813           5   5  0    32       TRIPLE 6 MAFIA (424)
-SHEARER 5791                  3   2  0    32       ENGLISH FOOTBALL (400)
 SHADOW 6245                   8   5  0    30       NIGHT STALKERS (616)
 DOOZY 6266                    7   5  0    30       HIGH JINKS (584)
 HANG-TEN HARRY 6324           4   3  0    29       HIGH JINKS (584)
-BOGUS LA 6132                 3   5  0    29       ERRATA (604)
 NIGHT SHADE 6244              7   6  0    27       NIGHT STALKERS (616)
 BROTHER ZERO 6341             3   0  0    27       CULTS-R-US (624)
 GHOST 6264                    6   6  1    25       NIGHT STALKERS (616)
-LATIN RELOAD 5566             6   7  0    25       CASTLE (230)
 SILENT ANGEL 6310             5   5  1    25       DARK ANGELS II (622)
-RYE 6108                      3   1  1    25       ERRATA (604)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AVENGING ANGEL 6309           4   3  0    23       DARK ANGELS II (622)
 BROTHER ZORT 6338             2   1  0    22       CULTS-R-US (624)
 JIMMY CRACKCORN 3827          4   4  0    21       TRIPLE 6 MAFIA (424)
 SISTER X 6340                 3   0  0    21       CULTS-R-US (624)
-KILL BILL 6332                2   1  0    19       CASTLE (230)
-BARBB 6270                    2   2  0    17       THE RAITHSKAR (71)
 PLOTINUS 6357                 2   0  0    17       DREAMERS (142)
-MARIO 6054                    3   5  0    14       TEAM MARIO (598)
-(1-4) BFS 6263                1   0  0    13       ERRATA (604)
-OVERDOSE 3908                 1   0  1    11       TRIPLE 6 MAFIA (424)
 COMRADE KOOK 6339             2   1  0     9       CULTS-R-US (624)
-IVY PHOX 6325                 1   1  0     8       THE RAITHSKAR (71)
-LYRA 6267                     1   3  0     6       DEUCES WILD (617)
-TALYN 6268                    1   3  0     6       DEUCES WILD (617)
-KID 6291                      1   3  0     6       THE RAITHSKAR (71)
-DIDO 6337                     1   1  0     5       CASTLE (230)
 LOSING IS FUN 6330            0   1  0     3       WHO DA MAN? (623)
 YODA MAN 6328                 0   1  0     3       WHO DA MAN? (623)
-NIGHTMARE 6343                0   2  0     2       DARK ANGELS II (622)
 GANJA 3924                    0   2  0     2       TRIPLE 6 MAFIA (424)
 MOLLY 6362                    0   1  0     1       HIGH JINKS (584)
-ABYSSINIAN ASSASSIN 6348      0   1  0     1       ARENA FELINES (177)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
THUNDER CAT 6048      13  6 0 ARENA FELINES 177     LUIGI 6056            528 REVENGED
COMRADE KULAK 6342     2  1 0 CULTS-R-US 624        BUKKA THE TROLL 491   531 NONE    
GUESS 6361             0  1 0 NIGHT STALKERS 616    DEMRON THE DARK 497   531 NONE    
SPECTER 6352           0  1 0 NIGHT STALKERS 616    OVERDOSE 3908         530         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Marx -- I'm believing there was a fraction of a moment when I fuddled your mental
apparati.  S'a good thing too, yer tough. -- Insightfull Ingie

Meow Mix -- Ding!  Dang!!  I really thought I'd get'cha... kiss the isle fer me. --
Aggrandizin Anne

Nightshade -- That's called lowering the KA-BOOM! -- Doozy
P.S.  You needs more petty vices.  You got uptight vibes.

Dido -- Oooof, m'lady, look at that fight diff.  You'n me need to cerebralize. --
Harry

Chic Sheik -- Well, NEXT time don't wear your favorite fancy headcloth into the
arena!  Cheese!  You should have KNOWN it would get blood on it. -- Autumn Leaves

Shania Twain -- You just HAD to sing, didn't you?  (shudder)  I may never recover
from that high sea. -- Tillerita

Why the heck was Rosetta Angry with ME?  What did *I* do?  She should go beat up some
GUY. -- Sugar Jane

Yoshii -- But don't take it to heart.  Many people LIKE their house plants alive. --
Alourshin

Jeezus Freak -- With a record like that, why aren't you one of us?  Aside from being
male, of course. -- Tala Gog

Our congratulations to Fuzzy Butt, Mr. Pink, and Gazza, for a splendid showing at the
tourney. -- Arenamaster Rillion and the arena staff

Cat Protector Meow Mix -- Ah...what can we offer you?  An autographed bowl, perhaps?
(Autograph of your choice, as we have some excellent forgers on hand.)  Other than
that, the situation has not changed noticeably since the same question was raised
anent Grotesque Zombie four weeks ago. -- Spymaster Torric

Sister X -- You can't keep a good rat down. -- Willie
P.S.  Well...okay, maybe YOU could, and you could even make the rat enjoy it.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

COMRADE KULAK was butchered by BUKKA THE TROLL in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
GUESS was slaughtered by DEMRON THE DARK in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
MEOW MIX was overpowered by LUIGI in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud Title duel.
FUZZY BUTT overpowered TILLERITA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
KANT was devastated by INSIGHTFULL INGIE in a 2 minute gory uneven Challenge brawl.
SHANIA TWAIN devastated AUTUMN LEAVES in a 1 minute bloody mismatched Challenge match.
CHIC SHEIK overpowered SUGAR JANE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
MESCALINE MAN II vanquished SHADOW in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
GANJA was defeated by SILENT ANGEL in a 2 minute beginner vs. veteran Challenge duel.
FELINE GRIN outlasted ALOURSHIN in a popular 7 minute expert's match.
AGGRANDIZIN ANNE was defeated by MARX in a 1 minute match.
WAR EAGLE narrowly defeated SHORT PETER in a 4 minute bloody master's competition.
SISSY I demolished TALA GOG in a 1 minute gory mismatched match.
YOSHII handily defeated CANNABUS JR II in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
DOOZY was vanquished by SUGAR in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
CHASM vanquished JIMMY CRACKCORN in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
BUDDHA bested HANG-TEN HARRY in a 2 minute brawl.
AVENGING ANGEL was bested by RED KOOPA KID in a exciting 1 minute brutal fight.
NIGHT SHADE was narrowly defeated by THALES in a exciting 7 minute gory bout.
GHOST was handily defeated by MONKEY in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
PLOTINUS overpowered YODA MAN in a 1 minute uneven fight.
BROTHER ZORT demolished HEZASH THE MOUTH in a 1 minute uneven bout.
COMRADE KOOK viciously subdued MOLLY in a 2 minute gory amateur's fray.
SISTER X subdued LOSING IS FUN in a 1 minute novice's fight.
BROTHER ZERO vanquished WILLIE THE RAT in a 1 minute one-sided match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   8         TOTAL PARRY        9 -   4 -  1      69  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  8         LUNGING ATTACK    41 -  31 -  1      57  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    7         AIMED BLOW        21 -  20 -  1      51  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   6         STRIKING ATTACK   41 -  40 -  2      51  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         BASHING ATTACK    25 -  26 -  1      49  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         SLASHING ATTACK   15 -  16 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         PARRY-STRIKE      21 -  23 -  0      48  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL     28 -  33 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     20 -  25 -  1      44  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-LUNGE       20 -  27 -  0      43  |

Turn 531 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  LUIGI 6056                 12   7  1  118 TEAM MARIO (598)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    INSIGHTFULL INGIE 6139     15   7  0  111 HIGH JINKS (584)
TOTAL PARRY      FELINE GRIN 5956           26   9  0  107 ARENA FELINES (177)
BASHING ATTACK   MARX 6125                  15  10  0   92 DREAMERS (142)
LUNGING ATTACK   SHANIA TWAIN 4277           9   2  1   92 COUNTRY SUCKS (452)
WALL OF STEEL    WAR EAGLE 6320             21  10  3   89 DARK ANGELS II (622)
PARRY-STRIKE     ALOURSHIN 6126             15  11  1   80 SWEET MAGIC (267)
SLASHING ATTACK  RED KOOPA KID 6280          5   3  0   35 TEAM MARIO (598)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is LUIGI 6056.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
ALOURSHIN 6126.  The ten other most popular fighters were THALES 6286, LUIGI 6056, 
HANG-TEN HARRY 6324, INSIGHTFULL INGIE 6139, WAR EAGLE 6320, NIGHT SHADE 6244, 
COMRADE KOOK 6339, SHANIA TWAIN 4277, FELINE GRIN 5956, and YOSHII 6061.

The least popular fighter this week was MOLLY 6362.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were YODA MAN 6328, GHOST 6264, JIMMY CRACKCORN 3827, DOOZY 6266, CANNABUS 
JR II 3813, TALA GOG 6066, SUGAR JANE 5948, AUTUMN LEAVES 5975, KANT 6038, and 
TILLERITA 6007.

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

MEOW MIX (12-6072) ARENA FELINES (177)