DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/04/2006    Duedate: 10/17/2006

RIZTAB ARENA

DM-12    TURN-552

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MACHIAVELLI
DREAMERS (142)
(12-6440) [8-4-0,110]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

COMRADE KOOK                   LOST
CULTS-R-US (624)               LEGION OF CHAOS (636)
(12-6339) [16-8-1,111]         (12-6503) [4-0-0,41]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ALOURSHIN                      COMRADE KOOK
SWEET MAGIC (267)              CULTS-R-US (624)
(12-6126) [20-27-1,92]         (12-6339) [16-8-1,111]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CULTS-R-US (624)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ICE AGE (639)               40
2. STEEL THUNDER (630)         33      CULTS-R-US (624)
3. SP@RE P@RTS (634)           20      Unchartered Team
4. ALL HALLOW'S EVE (599)      14
5. LEGION OF CHAOS (636)        9      LEGION OF CHAOS (636)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*LEGION OF CHAOS (636)     11   4  0 73.3   1/ 1 CULTS-R-US (624)         12  3 0
 2/ 4 CULTS-R-US (624)          68  52  1 56.7   2/ 5 STEEL THUNDER (630)       9  6 0
 3- 5 MARVEL HEROES (147)      250 210 11 54.3   3/ 3 HIGH JINKS (584)          8  7 0
 4/ 6 ALL HALLOW'S EVE (599)    69  65  3 51.5   4/ 2 DREAMERS (142)            6  9 0
 5/ 7 HIGH JINKS (584)         180 182 10 49.7   5/ 6*SP@RE P@RTS (634)         6  9 0
 6/ 9 DREAMERS (142)           %1074 %1103 86 49.3   6/12 SWEET MAGIC (267)         4 11 0
 7-11 THAT TEAM (556)           14  16  3 46.7   7/ 4*LEGION OF CHAOS (636)     3  2 0
 8/13*SP@RE P@RTS (634)         18  27  0 40.0   8/11 ALL HALLOW'S EVE (599)    3  4 0
 9/14 STEEL THUNDER (630)       72 118  7 37.9   9/ 9*ICE AGE (639)             3  8 0
10/15 SWEET MAGIC (267)        426 726 11 37.0  10-10 THAT TEAM (556)           2  1 0
11-16 WHO DA MAN? (623)         13  25  0 34.2  11- 8 WHO DA MAN? (623)         1  3 0
12/17*ICE AGE (639)              5  11  0 31.3  12- 7 MARVEL HEROES (147)       1  4 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 know, I know, I know.  Not very gentlemanly of me.  Challenging Sugar Jane once to
become an unlikely stealth Duelmaster; totally acceptable.  But a second challenge,
as Duelmaster?  Not very gentlemanly at all.  Well [bleep] gentility.  You ever lived
in the shadow of a girl half your height?  You ever been beaten down by a Shewish
midget able to jump around like pop rocks in cola?  That damn little single-lettered
sister of mine has been a pebble in my shoe since the time my height was still marked
by a pencil scratch on the wall.  So farewell, goodbye, good riddance my puny Sister
X.  Don't let the doggie door hit you on the way out....  [prolonged pause]

As for me [flexing his biceps; not nearly as big as his head], what does it matter?
Opponents will come, opponents will go.  I'll raise my head far above you cloudy
minded dreamers and high minded jinxters.  All your silent thunder and rusty parts
have no effect on me dear friends.  I live and breathe in the stratosphere called...
Duelmaster.

Riztab's finest -- Brother Zero

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of RIZTAB!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Fortune did not smile upon MARVEL HEROES 
this time out who this turn suffered a fall into 12th position in the wake of a 0-0-0 
round.  Warriors--remember that glory waits always around the corner!  Witness how 
this week SWEET MAGIC went 2-3-0 to move up 6 in the rankings.  JUNE BUG caught the 
eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested WINTER SHADOWS and 
was awarded 21 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, JUNE 
BUG put down WINTER SHADOWS, causing her to lose 11 points of recognition in the 
process.  Most watched of the fights this week, the spotlight was on MACHIAVELLI as 
he bore arms against the challenge of reigning Duelmaster BROTHER ZERO.  The city has 
turned out in honor of MACHIAVELLI, for with his arena victory he may now lay claim 
to the highest position in the city!  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 RIZTAB.  My inside sources tell me that the team to beat in RIZTAB these 
days is DREAMERS.  At least, most blades in town are looking to avoid them.  Methinks 
more than a few here could name the guild it was that spent the better part of last 
week avoiding DREAMERS.  Indeed it was STEEL THUNDER.  Mighty fighters cannot but 
expect competition from those below.  DEXTER take warning!  You have more than a few 
enemies in RIZTAB.  A match that raised a few eyebrows at the games this week, it 
seems that HUME posted a challenge against the more highly recognized TWISTED CLOWN.  
The results, you ask?  Well, the firebrand HUME was defeated by TWISTED CLOWN.  
Remember warriors, this is the discipline of steel.   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers the miserable with fortune 
but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  Sadly warriors, now longer can I keep thy 
company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  Till we meet 
again, remember:  a turtle walks slow, hides head in a shell, and harms no one; a 
lion runs to slay its prey.-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MACHIAVELLI 6440              8   4  0   110       DREAMERS (142)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COMRADE KOOK 6339            16   8  1   111       CULTS-R-US (624)
 BROTHER ZORT 6338            15   9  0    96       CULTS-R-US (624)
 SUGAR JANE 5948              14  54  0    96       SWEET MAGIC (267)
-SILVER-SURFER 6439            9   2  0    93       MARVEL HEROES (147)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ALOURSHIN 6126               20  27  1    92       SWEET MAGIC (267)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BROTHER ZERO 6341            14  10  0    88       CULTS-R-US (624)
-MAVERICK 5654                12  12  1    86       MARVEL HEROES (147)
 BUDDHA 6231                  16  15  0    84       DREAMERS (142)
 TALA GOG 6066                15  37  0    82       SWEET MAGIC (267)
-HAWKEYE 5655                 13  11  0    79       MARVEL HEROES (147)
-LOSING IS FUN 6330           10   9  0    74       WHO DA MAN? (623)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TWISTED CLOWN 6360            8   2  1    66       ALL HALLOW'S EVE (599)
 KALEN 6418                   13  10  0    61       STEEL THUNDER (630)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 UGLY EDDIE 6370              11   7  0    56       HIGH JINKS (584)
 TALON 6484                    6   3  0    48       STEEL THUNDER (630)
 KRANKYKARL 6406               8   6  1    47       HIGH JINKS (584)
 HUME 6376                     9   7  0    43       DREAMERS (142)
 LOST 6503                     4   0  0    41       LEGION OF CHAOS (636)
-THAT PERSON 5866              5   0  1    35       THAT TEAM (556)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CRANKCASE 6472                6   3  0    33       SP@RE P@RTS (634)
 HURRICANE 6481                3   7  0    33       STEEL THUNDER (630)
 FLY WHEEL 6473                3   6  0    31       SP@RE P@RTS (634)
 IRONSTORM 6483                6   3  0    28       STEEL THUNDER (630)
-JACK OF HEARTS 6488           4   2  0    28       MARVEL HEROES (147)
-YODA MAN 6328                 3  16  0    27       WHO DA MAN? (623)
-THAT GUY 5442                 2   3  0    26       THAT TEAM (556)
-LUCKY 6502                    3   0  0    24       LEGION OF CHAOS (636)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MISSY MOSSY 6539              2   1  0    23       HIGH JINKS (584)
 JUNE BUG 6532                 1   2  0    23       ICE AGE (639)
-THAT WOMAN 6475               1   0  1    21       THAT TEAM (556)
 LEIBNIZ 6540                  2   1  0    20       DREAMERS (142)
 DEXTER 6524                   4   1  0    19       HIGH JINKS (584)
-THAT GAL 6477                 2   0  0    19       THAT TEAM (556)
 CROCODILE CLIP 6470           3   6  0    18       SP@RE P@RTS (634)
 TROLLEY BOOM 6471             4   5  0    17       SP@RE P@RTS (634)
 COUSIN DAVE 6530              2   1  0    17       ICE AGE (639)
 TARILISS 6527                 2   3  0    16       SWEET MAGIC (267)
-PIPS 6500                     2   0  0    16       LEGION OF CHAOS (636)
 EPICURIOUS 6495               4   3  0    15       DREAMERS (142)
 WINTER SHADOWS 6526           3   2  0    11       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 WACKY WACO WONK 6505          2   4  0    11       CULTS-R-US (624)
-HEAVY MEATAL HERO 6410        2   2  0    10       ALL HALLOW'S EVE (599)
 THE WOLFMAN 6462              1   1  0     8       ALL HALLOW'S EVE (599)
 LIL WAYNE 6531                1   3  0     6       ICE AGE (639)
-DEALER 6535                   1   1  0     6       LEGION OF CHAOS (636)
 MIZZEN SHROUD 6538            1   2  0     5       SP@RE P@RTS (634)
 RATTLER 6541                  1   1  0     4       HIGH JINKS (584)
-HIGH ROLLER 6534              1   1  0     4       LEGION OF CHAOS (636)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
TIGGER 6549            0  1 0 ALL HALLOW'S EVE 599  SPYMASTER TORRIC 495  552 NONE    
DISCO QUEEN 6536       0  1 0 ALL HALLOW'S EVE 599  STONE GOLEM MARK  499 552 NONE    
JACK RYAN 6528         0  3 0 ICE AGE 639           DEMRON THE DARK 497   552 NONE    
UNCLE JOE 6529         1  2 0 ICE AGE 639           SPYMASTER TORRIC 495  552 NONE    
DA LUNCH 6550          0  1 0 STEEL THUNDER 630     HEZDLAT THE GIANT 494 552 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Uncle Joe -- There's Uncle Joe he's a movin kinda slow at the junction...it was the
massive arena experience I've built up that led to a loosening of your upper molars,
and dented fetlock, and slipped sacroiliac, and pernicious dandruff, and...and things
all like that there. -- Dexter

Leibniz -- What're the accursed odds?  Of all the accursed fighters here I run into a
"Lee-ben-its".  Now that's accursed.  But I just got here...and bring on the curses I
says. (swampies like magic...we ken make potions out'n stuffins you didn't even know
were around) -- Missy Mossy

Hume -- Well, ugly is as ugly does and that fight had all the hallmarks of hall-of-
shame material fer out n' out ugly. Mind you we're not handing out cigars fer End-of-
Times ugly, "that" didn't quite rate.  But "that" was close.  I tell ya, if I wasn't
monikered... -- Ugly Eddie

Jack Ryan -- Serpentine like the rattler coiled, preparing to strike...and strike he
did!!!  Uh, no, I did.  Me...that's me we're/I'm talking about here.  Well, that's
right, it is all about me.  uuuuh ya-uh -- the Rattler

Brother Zero -- (recoiling)  We are allowing YOU to be the figurehead and
spokesgladiator for Riztab?  Gods!  Ahem, well, okay.  If you are, you are.  But no
strange cultic practices before the fights next time, okay?  I mean, what WAS that,
ah, ritual or whatever that you did in the hall right before our fight?  The smell
alone should be classed as a weapon, and we don't have, er, "breath weapons" on our
list of what's allowed, right?  So, save the cultic practices for the privacy of your
own guildhouse, okay? -- Sugar Jane, rambling a bit because she's so shook up
P.S.  Hey, it was VERY STRANGE.  It would shake anybody.

Sister X -- Bathtub sacrifices?  Weird.  I know some gladiators consider it a
sacrifice to even get INTO a bathtub (you tell them a mile away), but, gods, woman,
you must have been BATHING in that...that, uh, stuff. -- Alourshin

Brother Zort -- Kneel before a pipsqueak like you?  No way!  If I knelt before some
runty human who practiced golisfris, the TRUE gods would all draw back from me with a
hiss and I'd never manage a successful melefal again in my LIFE.  Better to die than
that. -- Tala Gog

June Bug -- Was that YOU chewing up my flowers?  Take that!  And THIS! -- Winter
Shadows
P.S.  And freeze, you over-grown Ice-Ager!
P.P.S.  Hey, I didn't fight a cultist, and I won, I get to be rude, yes?

Cousin Dave -- You are not my cousin.  As a golem (which I just don't BELIEVE, but
the Commission wouldn't LIE, would they?), obviously I have no cousins.  Unless that
term includes "from the next test tube on the same table" or something like that. --
Tariliss

Wolfman -- Congratulations, I once saw a turd with fighting skills as impressive as
yours. -- Waco Wonk

Oh damn you Aggrandizin Anne [weep], and double damn you Scooby Doom [weep, weep], if
it weren't for you overly-skilled egomaniacs I would've, I could've, I should've been
the tops [sob]. -- Sister X

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

JACK RYAN was butchered by DEMRON THE DARK in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
UNCLE JOE was butchered by SPYMASTER TORRIC in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
DA LUNCH was killed by HEZDLAT THE GIANT in a 2 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
TIGGER was assassinated by SPYMASTER TORRIC in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
DISCO QUEEN was butchered by STONE GOLEM MARK II in a 3 minute Dark Arena contest.
BROTHER ZERO was demolished by MACHIAVELLI in a 1 minute Challenge Title competition.
HUME was viciously subdued by TWISTED CLOWN in a 2 minute bloody Challenge fight.
KALEN savagely defeated KRANKYKARL in a crowd pleasing 7 minute gory Challenge brawl.
HURRICANE viciously subdued DEXTER in a 2 minute gruesome Challenge melee.
THE WOLFMAN lost to CROCODILE CLIP in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
SUGAR JANE was overpowered by BROTHER ZORT in a 1 minute uneven duel.
COMRADE KOOK savagely defeated BUDDHA in a action packed 2 minute veteran's fight.
SISTER X overpowered TALA GOG in a crowd pleasing 1 minute bloody one-sided match.
ALOURSHIN devastated UGLY EDDIE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided battle.
TALON overpowered LEIBNIZ in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
LOST defeated IRONSTORM in a 2 minute duel.
CRANKCASE luckily beat WACKY WACO WONK in a crowd boring 13 minute struggle.
EPICURIOUS was handily defeated by FLY WHEEL in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
TROLLEY BOOM was devastated by MISSY MOSSY in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
TARILISS demolished LIL WAYNE in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
WINTER SHADOWS was overpowered by JUNE BUG in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
COUSIN DAVE bested RATTLER in a popular 1 minute novice's contest.
MIZZEN SHROUD lost to KHAZRHO THE ZUKALI in a 2 minute novice's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   9         SLASHING ATTACK   14 -   5 -  1      74  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  8         STRIKING ATTACK   60 -  44 -  0      58  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    6         LUNGING ATTACK    46 -  42 -  0      52  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         TOTAL PARRY       19 -  18 -  0      51  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL     26 -  28 -  0      48  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         BASHING ATTACK    26 -  32 -  1      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         AIMED BLOW        15 -  20 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-STRIKE      16 -  23 -  1      41  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-LUNGE       19 -  31 -  1      38  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -  24 -  0      27  |

Turn 552 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  MACHIAVELLI 6440            8   4  0  110 DREAMERS (142)
WALL OF STEEL    COMRADE KOOK 6339          16   8  1  111 CULTS-R-US (624)
BASHING ATTACK   BROTHER ZERO 6341          14  10  0   88 CULTS-R-US (624)
LUNGING ATTACK   TWISTED CLOWN 6360          8   2  1   66 ALL HALLOW'S EVE (599)
TOTAL PARRY      KALEN 6418                 13  10  0   61 STEEL THUNDER (630)
PARRY-STRIKE     UGLY EDDIE 6370            11   7  0   56 HIGH JINKS (584)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    KRANKYKARL 6406             8   6  1   47 HIGH JINKS (584)
SLASHING ATTACK  LOST 6503                   4   0  0   41 LEGION OF CHAOS (636)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ALOURSHIN 6126.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was COMRADE KOOK 6339.  The ten other most popular fighters were DISCO QUEEN 6536, 
KALEN 6418, TWISTED CLOWN 6360, HURRICANE 6481, LOST 6503, DA LUNCH 6550, FLY WHEEL 
6473, KRANKYKARL 6406, CROCODILE CLIP 6470, and ALOURSHIN 6126.

The least popular fighter this week was CRANKCASE 6472.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were WINTER SHADOWS 6526, LIL WAYNE 6531, TROLLEY BOOM 6471, LEIBNIZ 6540, 
TALA GOG 6066, SUGAR JANE 5948, THE WOLFMAN 6462, BROTHER ZERO 6341, TIGGER 6549, and 
UNCLE JOE 6529.

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

SISTER X (12-6340) CULTS-R-US (624)