DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/04/2004    Duedate: 09/17/2004

WILLAF ARENA

DM-16    TURN-494

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

PERSIFLAGE
SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)
(16-4219) [24-9-0,102]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

PERSIFLAGE                     NICK O TEEN
SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)        FUNKY FOLK II (565)
(16-4219) [24-9-0,102]         (16-5468) [2-0-0,25]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PEACH NUTT                     CAT MAN DO
PUNNY AMINALS (305)            ARENA FELINES (452)
(16-5298) [15-13-2,84]         (16-4901) [9-7-0,86]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ARENA FELINES (452)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. FUNKY FOLK II (565)         33
2. ARENA FELINES (452)         18      ARENA FELINES (452)
3. THUNDER CLAP (543)          11      Unchartered Team
4. SAILS OF CHARON (419)        8
5. PUNNY AMINALS (305)          5      FUNKY FOLK II (565)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 6*FUNKY FOLK II (565)        4   2  1 66.7   1/ 1 ARENA FELINES (452)       8  2 1
 2- 1 BLACKHEART'S AXE (534)    72  41  4 63.7   2/ 2 SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)   6  7 1
 3/ 3 ARENA FELINES (452)      107  75  7 58.8   3/10*FUNKY FOLK II (565)       4  2 1
 4/ 0 SAILS OF CHARON (419)     47  34  1 58.0   4/ 3 THUNDER CLAP (543)        4  7 0
 5- 4 MINOTAURS (152)          151 144 20 51.2   5/ 4 PUNNY AMINALS (305)       4 11 0
 6/ 5 SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)   70  72  7 49.3   6- 7 LUST MUPPETS (188)        2  0 1
 7- 7 LUST MUPPETS (188)        73  84  2 46.5   7- 5 BLACKHEART'S AXE (534)    2  0 0
 8- 8 YAMABUSHI (432)           93 113 12 45.1   8- 9 YAMABUSHI (432)           2  2 0
 9- 9 ABSTRACT DEMONS (561)     29  37  2 43.9   9- 8 MINOTAURS (152)           2  3 0
10/10 THUNDER CLAP (543)        35  48  1 42.2  10/ 0 SAILS OF CHARON (419)     1  0 0
11/11 PUNNY AMINALS (305)      375 554 15 40.4  11-11 ABSTRACT DEMONS (561)     0  1 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, friends and fiends, welcome to your friendly neighborhood spyreport.  
I doubt WILLAF will ever be the same.  FUNKY FOLK II stable has parlayed this turn's 
3-1-1 into a 7 space move up the rankings.  This brings them up to 3rd place.  Good 
work, guys!  And let's see, CAT MAN DON'T fought LITTLE DIPPER and gained 15 points 
and contributed to ARENA FELINES' 3-2-1.  CAT A. CLYSMIC has lost to NICK O TEEN, 
falling 8 points, while helping make ARENA FELINES a 3-2-1 turn.  And all eyes were 
on PERSIFLAGE this turn as she ascended to the throne of Duelmaster.  WILLAF has a 
new victor!  By the way, was that our Duelmaster that I saw last night, cramped under 
the table at The Dripping Blade?   
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.  I also notice that the SHROUD IN MYSTERY stable was the most 
avoided team this turn.  Come on WILLAF, what are you afraid of?  And guess who 
avoided SHROUD IN MYSTERY stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was ARENA FELINES.  
Anyone surprised?  Well, sports fans, take notice that PERSIFLAGE from SHROUD IN 
MYSTERY was WILLAF's most challenged warrior this turn.  In a brave attempt, CAT MAN 
DO from ARENA FELINES challenged up 18 points to fight PERSIFLAGE from the SHROUD IN 
MYSTERY stable.  CAT MAN DO perhaps got his just desserts, seeing as he was overcame 
by PERSIFLAGE and ended up with 86 recognition points.   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  THUNDER CLAP made what looks to be a tough decision this turn, as they sent 
TONIUS, with a record of 5-9-1, to TONIUS death.  Farewell, his.  You gotta do what 
you gotta do.  THUNDER CLAP has sent NEVRON to the Dark Arena.  The deed is done.  
Lift the ale, and toast the memory.  Hearty mugs of ale were raised in WILLAF today 
as LITTLE DIPPER was bid farewell to a 9-4-1 warrior, with CAT MAN DON'T of ARENA 
FELINES standing silent and pensive.  MURDOX has departed WILLAF, leaving THUNDER 
CLAP without their 8-7-0 warrior.  Question, just what was his team doing at the 
taverns last night?  We'd like to remind certain teams not to rob the graves of their 
enemies.  You know who you are; and it's considered rude.   
     I like this place, WILLAF, the taverns have old wine, and young serving girls.  
Who could ask for more?  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep 
your swords sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets 
to paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PERSIFLAGE 4219              24   9  0   102       SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SLOTHIS 3041                 29  10  0   127       MINOTAURS (152)
 ORAN JI 5299                 16  12  1   100       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
-YUSHIMO 5101                 13  13  3    98       YAMABUSHI (432)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CAT MAN DO 4901               9   7  0    86       ARENA FELINES (452)
 PEACH NUTT 5298              15  13  2    84       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
-SULLY 4344                   12   6  0    84       SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)
-MAILSTAR 3155                10  14  3    84       MINOTAURS (152)
 FELIX 4413                   20  16  1    83       ARENA FELINES (452)
 KORE SURYA 4232              13  16  2    76       SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)
-HAPPY FUN BALL 4259          11   9  0    76       LUST MUPPETS (188)
-SHOCHU 4912                  10   8  2    71       YAMABUSHI (432)
-MOOT 5075                    14   3  0    69       LUST MUPPETS (188)
 O. PUN PLEEZJ 5113           12  33  0    69       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CAT MAN DON'T 5041            8   2  1    66       ARENA FELINES (452)
 FLUFFY 5060                   7   1  0    57       ARENA FELINES (452)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 QUARTERMASTER 4477            4   0  0    46       SAILS OF CHARON (419)
-JORDAN 3214                   9   7  3    41       MINOTAURS (152)
-LAYETTE 4225                  4   2  0    41       SAILS OF CHARON (419)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FACE PLANT 5368               3   4  0    38       LUST MUPPETS (188)
 BENMAR 5227                   6  10  0    37       THUNDER CLAP (543)
-KUROHANA 5128                 7   1  0    36       YAMABUSHI (432)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KUROME 5342                   6   8  2    31       YAMABUSHI (432)
-FIDELITY 3298                 6   5  2    25       MINOTAURS (152)
-DYNAMIQUE 3353                4   3  0    25       MINOTAURS (152)
 NICK O TEEN 5468              2   0  0    25       FUNKY FOLK II (565)
 HUSAM AL DIN 4422             5   9  0    24       SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)
-MILDEW 5431                   3   0  0    24       ABSTRACT DEMONS (561)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MONKEYPANTS 5424              2   1  1    20       LUST MUPPETS (188)
 CAT A. CLYSMIC 5074           2   2  0    15       ARENA FELINES (452)
-QUIVER 5427                   2   0  0    15       ABSTRACT DEMONS (561)
 CARRIE OAKEY 5469             1   0  1    14       FUNKY FOLK II (565)
-HAJIMARI 5425                 1   2  0    14       YAMABUSHI (432)
 MARI ACHIE 5471               1   0  0     7       FUNKY FOLK II (565)
-BARNACLE 4339                 1   0  0     6       SAILS OF CHARON (419)
 APRIL FOOLS 5476              1   0  0     5       THUNDER CLAP (543)
 TESS TOSTERONE 5475           0   1  0     1       FUNKY FOLK II (565)
 PETTIFOGGER 5473              0   1  0     1       SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
LITTLE DIPPER 5422     9  4 1 PUNNY AMINALS 305     CAT MAN DON'T 5041    494         
PHILODENDRON 5465      1  4 0 PUNNY AMINALS 305     CARRIE OAKEY 5469     494         
HELLEBORE SIREN 5124   2  3 0 SHROUD IN MYSTERY 433 MONKEYPANTS 5424      492         
TONIUS 5229            5 10 1 THUNDER CLAP 543      BANDIT PRINCE 541     494 NONE    
NEVRON 5231            7  9 0 THUNDER CLAP 543      HIGH ELF 535          494 NONE    
MURDOX 5228            8  8 0 THUNDER CLAP 543      AMBITIOUS GUARD 525   494 NONE    
MALVO 5371             6  5 0 THUNDER CLAP 543      KORE SURYA 4232       493         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Sully -- Yes, well, I, um, didn't want to sully the name of our fair arena (actually, 
it's brunette) with a win for you?  No, that doesn't really fly.  How about, I thought 
your mystery should stay shrouded a while longer so was careful not to expose you to 
the searching gaze that falls on a winner? -- Oran Ji, eager to please, especially if 
it means winning 
P.S.  It wasn't really a deadly attack on YOU when I smashed your right arm.  It was 
this fly that had landed on your arm.  Flies are dangerous, carriers of disease, and 
ill-omened besides.  So, I smashed it.  It was just bad luck that your arm was right 
there, too.

Felix -- Cherish that win, you... CAT.  If the Arenamaster hadn't stopped me, things 
might have been different.  I was good for at least another two seconds. -- Peach Nutt

Cat Man Do -- We knew that.  And it's a filthy habit, too.  DOGS don't do that. -- O. 
Pun Pleezj

Yushimo -- (wincing)  Well, you were QUICK, I'll say that for you.  But I won't say 
anything else, because my momma always said that even if the other person is RUDE, 
that's no reason for ME to sink to his level.  A death match, good gods.  I'm glad you 
didn't learn anything! -- Little Dipper

Cat A. Clysmic -- Oh, well, a cat.  I suppose I can't be surprised that a CAT would be 
so harsh to a houseplant.  Cats are LIKE that.  They--you--don't value the oxygen we 
put back into the air.  But try getting along without it, eh? -- Philodendron
P.S.  And no, you are NOT to call me "Phil, baby."  The NERVE of some cats!

Persiflage -- The Punny Animals have been doing better than they deserve.  That is 
probably due to your long absence, though, and about to change.... -- Jorja

Ambrosius -- That was not a random matchup.  I suspect the powers that be are trying 
to keep me from being duelmaster.  Admit it.  You are part of the plot too aren't you.  
I will be DM.  There is no stopping it.  It is inevitable! -- Persiflage

Malvo -- I feel the Spirit of Kjarran within me.  A frenzy came upon me and I had to 
kill you as tribute to my Lord.  May your blood bring me closer to my Lord. -- Kore

Oran Ji -- Wow.  You pulled that one out in the last second.  We will fight again. -- 
Sully

Fluffy -- You need to change your name to buzzsaw. -- Husam

Willaf -- War!  Yamabushi verses Minotaurs! Wow, this should be exciting.  My money is 
on Yamabushi.  We've fought them before and they are pretty tough. Minotaurs haven't 
impressed us much. -- Persiflage

Monkeypants -- Where are you?  We only want to kill you once.  Come on back and take 
it like a man! -- Persiflage

24 August 2004
                            Invitation to Newbie Managers
                                      by Hammer

     As a Captain of the Vendetta Cartel, Hammer has recently dissolved the Vendetta 
Cartel Crimson Ascension Family.  Lady Martilyo and Rook are NO LONGER members of the 
Vendetta Cartel.
     The Vendetta Cartel is divided into "Families" under the leadership of Captains; 
who have been appointed by the VC God Father known throughout the duelingland as 
Master Darque.
     Hammer is now the Captain of the Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe and the veteran 
manager extends an invitation for prospective membership as a Probate [ONLY 2 Probate 
positions are available in the VC Tarantula Tribe at the present time!] to any Newbie 
Manager who qualifies under the following conditions:
     1. Newbie Manager MUST have Online Access for Email communications!   [Hammer is 
presently living in Qatar and Lieutenants Maximillian and Firehawk are  living in 
Canada; so Email Communication is a MUST for consideration!]
     2. Newbie Manager MUST have the time and funds to create 2 new  stables to be 
placed in 2 separate Slow Arenas [the cost of running 1 stable in a  Regular Arena!] 
to actively participate on a monthly basis with the other 3 T-Tribe  members of the 
Vendetta Cartel!
     3. Newbie Manager MUST have the DESIRE to be an Active Member of the  Vendetta 
Cartel as a Tarantula Tribe trainee aka Probate; developing his/her managerial skills 
under the mentorship of Hammer and the other VC members; thus proving themselves 
worthy to become Vendetta Cartel Lieutenants in the Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe!
     The Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe lives by the Feud; thereby prospective 
Probates are forewarned that membership guarantees instant Friends and instant 
Enemies!
     Any prospective Probates who:
     1) seek to improve their managerial insights/abilities under the counsel of 
Hammer and other Vendetta Cartel members 
     2) desire to be active members of an Active Alliance that WILL NOT Dissolve in a 
Few Months; building lasting friendships while enjoying Feuding with Common Enemies 
     3) who enjoy sending their gladiators to Tournaments and would strive to see 
their manager name listed among the TV and TC winners in the Mailer Tourney 
Newsletters as a member of the Vendetta Cartel 
MUST DO THE FOLLOWING:
     Send an Email to HammerDM@fastermail.com to introduce yourself and provide Hammer 
with a short Bio of your managerial successes/failures and favorite/least favorite 
fighting styles; with a listing of your active stable/stables for Hammer to verify in 
the online newsletters.
     Hammer will choose the 2 prospective Probates for membership in the Vendetta 
Cartel Tarantula Tribe on the basis of who he decides will be most suited [to Hammer's 
purposes as the T-Tribe Captain!] from among those responding to this All Arena Ad on 
a first response/first acceptance or rejection basis!
     -- Hammer; Vendetta Cartel Captain/WordSmith and WeaponSmith of the Vendetta 
Cartel Tarantula Tribe

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

TONIUS was viciously butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
NEVRON was viciously butchered by HIGH ELF in a 2 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
CAT MAN DO was luckily beaten by PERSIFLAGE in a 7 minute Challenge Title fight.
CAT MAN DON'T butchered LITTLE DIPPER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
NICK O TEEN luckily beat CAT A. CLYSMIC in a 3 minute bloody Challenge competition.
ORAN JI won victory over KORE SURYA in a 2 minute master's fight.
PEACH NUTT overpowered M. CHARDINEE in a 4 minute mismatched brawl.
O. PUN PLEEZJ was outlasted by FELIX in a 10 minute expert's melee.
QUARTERMASTER vanquished HUSAM AL DIN in a 1 minute uneven duel.
BENMAR was defeated by FLUFFY in a action packed 1 minute duel.
MURDOX was savagely slain by AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 3 minute brutal fight.
PHILODENDRON was easily killed by CARRIE OAKEY in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
MARI ACHIE subdued PETTIFOGGER in a 1 minute amateur's match.
TESS TOSTERONE slimly lost to APRIL FOOLS in a exciting 6 minute novice's contest.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         TOTAL PARRY       20 -   3 -  0      87  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         STRIKING ATTACK   16 -   7 -  1      70  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         WALL OF STEEL     12 -   7 -  0      63  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -   8 -  3      56  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   5 -  1      55  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-LUNGE       10 -  10 -  1      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         AIMED BLOW         4 -   5 -  1      44  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     11 -  15 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         LUNGING ATTACK    13 -  19 -  3      41  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   7 -  0      30  |

Turn 494 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      PERSIFLAGE 4219            24   9  0  102 SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)
WALL OF STEEL    ORAN JI 5299               16  12  1  100 PUNNY AMINALS (305)
STRIKING ATTACK  CAT MAN DO 4901             9   7  0   86 ARENA FELINES (452)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    PEACH NUTT 5298            15  13  2   84 PUNNY AMINALS (305)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is PEACH NUTT 5298.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was CAT MAN DO 4901.  The ten other most popular fighters were TESS TOSTERONE 5475, 
PERSIFLAGE 4219, PEACH NUTT 5298, FLUFFY 5060, CAT A. CLYSMIC 5074, ORAN JI 5299, 
QUARTERMASTER 4477, TONIUS 5229, MURDOX 5228, and MARI ACHIE 5471.

The least popular fighter this week was O. PUN PLEEZJ 5113.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were PETTIFOGGER 5473, PHILODENDRON 5465, BENMAR 5227, HUSAM AL DIN 
4422, FELIX 4413, LITTLE DIPPER 5422, APRIL FOOLS 5476, CARRIE OAKEY 5469, KORE SURYA 
4232, and NICK O TEEN 5468.

                FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY XXXIII

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
LEITZITH 4444 (30-30-1)                2  3  0         ALL-TIME GREATS      

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MATTAHOOPLE 4203 (6-1-1)               8  3  0         GIFTED GODS          
MANAGER TC'S 4885 (9-1-0)              1  3  0         IT'S JUST WRONG      

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ROWARDENN 4105 (18-11-0)               2  3  0         SAILS OF CHARON      

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DARLING TATIANA 5052 (14-12-0)         3  3  0         ARCHERS OF LOAF      
THE MECHANIC CRAZY 4977 (9-8-0)        3  3  0         ALL-TIME GREATS      
ARGINASE 4137 (5-3-1)                  0  3  0         ENZYMES              

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SADIE FAIRBORNE 5378 (0-0-0)           3  3  0         MEMPHIS MAFIA 3      
SAR NARAN 4350 (0-0-0)                 3  3  0         CLAN BATTLEAXE       
TWILO TALON 5263 (0-0-0)               3  3  1         TALON'S TERRORS