DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/15/2004    Duedate: 11/27/2004

TOBIR ARENA

DM-14    TURN-502

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

THE THING
THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
(14-4185) [16-6-0,92]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SCARBOROUGH                    POSITION IS EMPTY
FRAG 'EM ALL! (403)            
(14-3941) [14-8-0,103]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SHADOWCAT                      SHADOWCAT
FRAG 'EM ALL! (403)            FRAG 'EM ALL! (403)
(14-3950) [14-14-3,86]         (14-3950) [14-14-3,86]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

FRAG 'EM ALL! (403)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE DEATH SQUAD (63)        29
2. I BENT MY WOOKIE (413)      19      I BENT MY WOOKIE (413)
3. FRAG 'EM ALL! (403)         14      Unchartered Team
4. THE DOGHOUSE (188)         -16
                                       WRATHMEN (371)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 I BENT MY WOOKIE (413)    16   4  0 80.0   1/ 2 FRAG 'EM ALL! (403)      10  5 1
 2/ 4 THE DEATH SQUAD (63)     373 305 25 55.0   2/ 1 THE DEATH SQUAD (63)     10  5 0
 3/ 5 FRAG 'EM ALL! (403)      170 147 11 53.6   3/ 3 THE DOGHOUSE (188)        4 11 0
 4/ 6 THE DOGHOUSE (188)       305 383  8 44.3   4/ 5 I BENT MY WOOKIE (413)    2  0 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail TOBIR!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for your 
deeds.  It seems the training can make the difference, as THE DEATH SQUAD is pushed 
out of top team by FRAG 'EM ALL!, who came from 2nd with a 4-1-1 this turn.  HONEY 
PUP has lost to I WET MY BED!, falling 18 points, while helping make THE DOGHOUSE a 
2-3-0 turn.  We should ask THE THING about the thrill of victory, and what being the 
new Duelmaster does for a warrior, he's now the one to ask.  Tell me, is nothing 
sacred?  I have heard from unimpeachable sources that The Deeproot Inn uses trolls in 
their stew.  Talk about gristle!   
     I tell you, a green quarterstaff lasts longer than a seasoned sapling.  A basher 
friend of mine assures me this is true.  The most challenged warrior this turn was 
FRAG 'EM ALL!'s warrior OBNOXIO.  More fighters challenged him than challenged the 
Duelmaster!  In a brave attempt, DEAD MAN WALKING from THE DEATH SQUAD challenged up 
19 points to fight JUNO from the THE DOGHOUSE stable.  DEAD MAN WALKING perhaps got 
his just desserts, seeing as he subdued JUNO and ended up with 92 recognition points. 
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  I guess it was coming sooner or 
later, THE DOGHOUSE has lost PUSSYFOOT, and TOBIR is bound to miss him.  For a little 
while, at least.  Is it really true that TOBIR has more dishwashers per capita that 
fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  Well, I'm burning daylight here in TOBIR and I've a long road ahead of me. 
Happy Trails.  Until you see my quill in TOBIR again, farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE THING 4185               16   6  0    92       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SCARBOROUGH 3941             14   8  0   103       FRAG 'EM ALL! (403)
 DEAD MAN WALKING 4220        12   2  1    92       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANGRY SHEW 4201              13   6  0    88       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
 SHADOWCAT 3950               14  14  3    86       FRAG 'EM ALL! (403)
 RICK JONES 3942              10   9  1    79       FRAG 'EM ALL! (403)
 BOWSER 4096                  14  26  1    74       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 JUNO 4178                    12  11  0    72       THE DOGHOUSE (188)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 I WET MY BED! 4052            3   0  0    66       I BENT MY WOOKIE (413)
 VISIGOTH 4214                10   6  0    61       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 *IRONFIST* 3947               5   3  0    51       FRAG 'EM ALL! (403)
 HONEY PUP 4207                8  11  0    47       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 OBNOXIO 3939                  4   3  0    34       FRAG 'EM ALL! (403)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DIM HAIRY THING 4236          3   4  0    20       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 HAYWOOD JAB 4238              2   1  0    13       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
PUSSYFOOT 4126        13 19 1 THE DOGHOUSE 188      RICK JONES 3942       502         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

The Thing -- Oooh, you are such a Big, Bad Thing!  To kick a poor dog when she's
down.  I don't know how you stand it, I really don't.  Uh, not the kicking, the
looking yourself in the face afterward.  People can be so blind!  Or something.  I
wouldn't know what, exactly, being merely a pup myself. -- Honey Pup

Visigoth -- It didn't do any good.  I mean, there you were: visible.  I saw you
myself.  And you STILL beat me.  I hate it when a cat does that.  And you ARE a cat,
don't deny it!  You've got all the marks:  the pointed ears, the claws, and the
rotten disposition. -- Bowser

I certainly hope that the Khalhums Dwarf isn't hiding demon-sigils about himself!

Not that I killed him, but you never know, accidents do happen in the arena.  I would
have had NO idea how to deal with a demon.  I don't think demons are in my job
description. -- Juno

Rick Jones -- I don't know how other people feel about you, but *I* would be glad to
see you fragged.  You just about ran me fragged in the arena. -- Pussyfoot

Obnoxio -- I feel sure that the Dim Hairy Thing would have some angry, biting comment
to make to you--he doesn't like obnoxity any more than the rest of us--but making
coherent comments is not his "thing."  So, just assume it, okay?  We wouldn't want
you to feel neglected, slighted, or left out, after all. -- Honey Pup for the Dim
Hairy Thing

Dead Man Walking -- It isn't paranoia if they really ARE out to get you. -- Juno
P.S.  You're welcome.

22 October 2004
                         Youngblood's Three and Out Contest

I would like to take this time to announce and invite all managers to compete in what
I think will be an awesome contest.  If you haven't ever TC'd at a tourney before,
here is your chance.  The contest will start Wednesday, December 1, 2004, but a
chance will be given November 17 to dark arena, only, any warrior that you do not see
fit to run in the contest.  So now that I have your attention, here are the rules
(like you didn't know they were coming sooner or later).

 1.  Any manager participating can enter one team, only.
 2.  No sandbagging whatsoever.  (I will keep up with it, every turn.)
 3.  No teams or warriors will be allowed to run after contest starts.
 4.  All warriors will run until they lose three times, after three losses they are
     eliminated.
 5.  If a warrior sits out a turn, they are accounted with a loss in the contest.
     This is to keep warriors with winning records from sitting out until the end of
     the contest.
 6.  If a warrior is killed during the contest, the replacement cannot enter the
     contest.
 7.  If a warrior is killed, bloodfeuding is allowed, but only by a warrior that is
     active in the contest.
 8.  If a warrior is run after being eliminated, the manager is disqualified from the
     contest, no questions asked.
 9.  Challenges are legal, up or down.
10.  Contest will keep going until 1 warrior is left without three losses, and that
     warrior, of course, is accounted the winner.
11.  All managers participating will be asked to purchase a rollup certificate, to be
     awarded to the winners of the contest.

                                    <<<PRIZES>>>

     As I have already said, and according to participation, rollups will be awarded
to the first and second place managers.  So the majority and minority of the rollups
will be determined when all are accumulated.
     Contest Champion--2 Faves prizes, and majority of rollup certificates
     Contest Runner-up--1 Faves prize, and minority of rollup certificates
     So once again I invite all managers old and new to participate in what should be
a fierce and challenging contest.  <<<REMEMBER, FIRST OFFICIAL TURN OF THE CONTEST IS
DECEMBER THE FIRST, AND AS I SAID BEFORE, THE TURN BEFORE (NOVEMBER 17TH) YOU MAY
DARK ARENA CHALLENGE ONLY!!!  ANY WARRIOR WITH ANY FE (FIGHT EXPERIENCE) WHEN THE
CONTEST STARTS WILL BE ELIMINATED FROM THE CONTEST.

                          YOUNGBLOOD of WENSINWASIN

11 November 2004
All you alliance-type people, I'm trying (again!) to get my alliance listing correct
and up to date.  Either send me a diplo (address it to The Saint) or send your
updates to me directly at Sue at solberg-mathews.com.  As you may guess, replace the
at with @ and you're good to go (I do hate spammy mail and this will end up on the
web).

I have information on the following alliances:  ADIO, Allied Axis, Armada,
Brotherhood of Justice, Brotherhood of the Blade, Cadre, CDC, Chaos, Inc., Circle of
Order, Company of Brothers, Consortium, Council of Lords, Couple Good Guys, Crimson
Vengeance, DOA, DOOMcorps, Enigmafia, Eurosquad, Fascist Federation, FONZ,
Frothingslosh Syndicate, GAPPDA, Homeland Alliance, IT Alliance, Jingoists, kLk,
Knights of the Covenant, LBA, League Arcane, Legion6, Living Essences, Lords and
Ladies of Darkness, Manic Union, Midnight Foundation, Minions of Diana, Monarchs of
Montezuma, NCA, NIMROD, R.A.G.E., Seventh Sons, The Firm, The French Connection,
Vendett@ United, and the Vendetta Cartel.

If you are a member of one of these alliances, let me know.  If you are a member of
some other alliance that isn't listed, let me know.  If you were at any point in your
past a part of one of these alliance but are now independent, also let me know.
Going inactive doesn't mean you get removed from this list; people are assumed to
still be in the same alliance when they return.  Even having everyone in an alliance
go inactive doesn't change anything.  If an alliance is officially disbanding, that's
another thing you have to let me know....

The Saint, keeper of lists

P.S.  If you already responded to my online plea (and I replied), you can ignore
this.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DEAD MAN WALKING devastated JUNO in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
ANGRY SHEW lost to SCARBOROUGH in a action packed 1 minute Challenge battle.
VISIGOTH was subdued by BOWSER in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
I WET MY BED! vanquished HONEY PUP in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
HAYWOOD JAB was overpowered by OBNOXIO in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
SHADOWCAT was unbelievably bested by THE THING in a 3 minute expert's Title brawl.
PUSSYFOOT was executed by RICK JONES in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
*IRONFIST* overpowered AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute uneven melee.
DIM HAIRY THING vanquished POLITE BEGGAR in a 1 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         LUNGING ATTACK    33 -   9 -  4      79  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         TOTAL PARRY       10 -   3 -  0      77  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK     9 -   4 -  2      69  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK   15 -   9 -  0      63  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   6 -  0      54  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW         3 -   7 -  0      30  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  11 -  2      27  |

Turn 502 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-STRIKE       1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  3         1  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      THE THING 4185             16   6  0   92 THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
LUNGING ATTACK   SCARBOROUGH 3941           14   8  0  103 FRAG 'EM ALL! (403)
SLASHING ATTACK  ANGRY SHEW 4201            13   6  0   88 THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
BASHING ATTACK   JUNO 4178                  12  11  0   72 THE DOGHOUSE (188)
PARRY-LUNGE      VISIGOTH 4214              10   6  0   61 THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
WALL OF STEEL    OBNOXIO 3939                4   3  0   34 FRAG 'EM ALL! (403)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SHADOWCAT 3950.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was SHADOWCAT 3950.  The ten other most popular fighters were DEAD MAN WALKING 4220, 
SCARBOROUGH 3941, I WET MY BED! 4052, THE THING 4185, ANGRY SHEW 4201, BOWSER 4096, 
OBNOXIO 3939, RICK JONES 3942, *IRONFIST* 3947, and VISIGOTH 4214.

The least popular fighter this week was HAYWOOD JAB 4238.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were HONEY PUP 4207, JUNO 4178, DIM HAIRY THING 4236, PUSSYFOOT 
4126, VISIGOTH 4214, *IRONFIST* 3947, RICK JONES 3942, OBNOXIO 3939, BOWSER 4096, and 
ANGRY SHEW 4201.