DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/19/2004    Duedate: 07/31/2004

ALJAFIR ARENA

DM-17    TURN-489

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SIGIL CAMISADO
BALANCE OF TERROR (472)
(17-5703) [11-17-0,106]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SIGIL CAMISADO                 POSITION IS EMPTY
BALANCE OF TERROR (472)        
(17-5703) [11-17-0,106]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MOUSE NOYLE                    DARON EL
MIDDLE WAY (484)               MIDDLE WAY (484)
(17-6252) [21-28-0,94]         (17-6414) [9-18-0,48]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MIDDLE WAY (484)            29
2. HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)    25      HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
3. LET'S DUEL! (519)           21      Unchartered Team
4. ITALIAN FOOTBALL (407)       0
5. THE HORDE (537)              0      DEVIANTZ (410)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*DANCE OF DEATH (535)       8   2  2 80.0   1/ 3 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)  8  7 1
 2- 2 ITALIAN FOOTBALL (407)    35  15  4 70.0   2/ 4 MIDDLE WAY (484)          6  9 0
 3- 3*ALL THINGS FLOYD (517)    12   8  2 60.0   3/ 6 BALANCE OF TERROR (472)   5  5 0
 4- 4*CLAN BATTLEAXE 2 (480)     3   2  0 60.0   4/ 7 LET'S DUEL! (519)         4  4 1
 5/ 6 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475) 202 165  7 55.0   5- 2*THE HORDE (537)           4  6 0
 6- 5*THE HORDE (537)           11   9  0 55.0   6- 5*ALL THINGS FLOYD (517)    3  0 1
 7- 8 DEITIES & DEMIGODS (507)  40  38  2 51.3   7- 1*DANCE OF DEATH (535)      3  2 1
 8- 9 JEKYLL'S BREW (486)       89  97 10 47.8   8- 8 ITALIAN FOOTBALL (407)    2  0 0
 9/11 LET'S DUEL! (519)         22  24  1 47.8   9- 9*CLAN BATTLEAXE 2 (480)    2  1 0
10/12 BALANCE OF TERROR (472)   52  72  2 41.9  10-12 JEKYLL'S BREW (486)       1  1 0
11/13 MIDDLE WAY (484)         178 302  3 37.1  11-10 DEITIES & DEMIGODS (507)  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.

     Whoa!  How did this happen?  Why am I DM?  I wasn't expecting it so soon, but
I'll take it.  Karo Lee didn't put up much of a fight.  Very disappointing.  I don't
know who I'll fight next.  I guess I'll let you guys make the challenge.  Hopefully,
I'll be here next turn.

Sigil Camisado
Duelmaster
Servant of Kjarran
Balance of Terror

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly ALJAFIR games.  Former top team DANCE OF DEATH was 
unseated this week as HEROESANDFOUNDONES moved up from 3rd ranking to take the top 
spot with a 4-1-1 record for the round.  Fortune did not smile upon DANCE OF DEATH 
this time out who this turn suffered a fall into 7th position in the wake of a 0-0-0 
round.  Warriors--remember that glory waits always around the corner!  Witness how 
this week BALANCE OF TERROR went 1-4-0 to move up 3 in the rankings.  TABETA UNIS 
caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as she skillfully bested 
NAPOLEON and was awarded 17 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable 
duels, TABETA UNIS put down NAPOLEON, causing him to lose 14 points of recognition in 
the process.  Not for nothing has SIGIL CAMISADO in the past laid claim to the 
Duelmaster's throne, and this week he's proven his combat skill yet again.  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 ALJAFIR.  ALJAFIR, city of gladiators!  Mighty among the names of thy 
guilds is THE HORDE, a guild shunned and avoided by many in the weekly duels.  
Methinks more than a few here could name the guild it was that spent the better part 
of last week avoiding THE HORDE.  Indeed it was HEROESANDFOUNDONES.  Loose talk at 
the arena has reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters 
are after DARK MAGICIAN.  Watch your back!  I can not but mention with disdain the 
name of MCARTHUR who this week posted a challenge to a warrior a full 9 points below 
in the rankings.  I thought MCARTHUR showed great skill and promise when he defeated 
VURZHAL UR.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  My condolences to BALANCE OF TERROR for their loss of a very 
promising warrior, ARGUS AZAZEL.  ARGUS AZAZEL went to doom before the arms of PURPLE 
HEART, a warrior of HEROESANDFOUNDONES.  Some say a warrior is judged by the way he 
bears arms.  One thing is sure, better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!   
     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 next we 
meet remember - the pen is mightier than the sword, but a maul is a different 
story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIGIL CAMISADO 5703          11  17  0   106       BALANCE OF TERROR (472)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KARO LEE 6133                18  41  0    95       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 MOUSE NOYLE 6252             21  28  0    94       MIDDLE WAY (484)
-IDUN 6396                    12   8  1    94       DEITIES & DEMIGODS (507)
-TOTTI 5991                   12   4  2    93       ITALIAN FOOTBALL (407)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DARK MAGICIAN 6417            9   2  0    92       LET'S DUEL! (519)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 QUIVRA NGEDO 5705            15  15  0    68       BALANCE OF TERROR (472)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RED STRIPE 6066              12  15  0    60       JEKYLL'S BREW (486)
 TABETA UNIS 6405              9  19  0    60       MIDDLE WAY (484)
-WICKED PETE 6151              9   8  1    57       JEKYLL'S BREW (486)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DREAM DATE FLOYD 6383         6   0  1    51       ALL THINGS FLOYD (517)
 LA JINN 6419                  4   5  1    50       LET'S DUEL! (519)
 DARON EL 6414                 9  18  0    48       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 PURPLE HEART 6590             5   5  1    43       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
-RENOWN 6600                   3   1  0    42       THE HORDE (537)
 NAPOLEON 6578                 8   4  0    36       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
-VALTANA 5879                  3   0  0    36       CLAN BATTLEAXE 2 (480)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ETIEN HAXAN 5772              8   9  0    33       BALANCE OF TERROR (472)
-LONGSWORD LAMBADA 6553        2   0  0    29       DANCE OF DEATH (535)
 ACHILLES 6612                 3   1  0    27       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
-T.G.I. FLOYD'S 6379           3   3  0    24       ALL THINGS FLOYD (517)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MCARTHUR 6611                 2   3  0    23       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
-SHORTSWORD SOFTSHOE 6555      2   0  1    22       DANCE OF DEATH (535)
-STONEBLADE 6599               2   2  0    21       THE HORDE (537)
 PIP THE TROLL 6597            3   4  0    18       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
-DIAMONDMACE 6601              3   1  0    18       THE HORDE (537)
-WAR HAMMER WALTZ 6554         2   0  1    18       DANCE OF DEATH (535)
-FLOYD BANDYLEGS 6613          1   0  1    16       ALL THINGS FLOYD (517)
-GREY MOUSER 6290              1   4  0    16       DEITIES & DEMIGODS (507)
-GRACEFUL CHARITY 6586         2   2  0    13       LET'S DUEL! (519)
-WARLEADER 6603                2   2  0     8       THE HORDE (537)
-$6,000,000 FLOYD 6380         1   1  0     8       ALL THINGS FLOYD (517)
-OUTLANDER 6602                1   3  0     6       THE HORDE (537)
-BROADSWORD BALLET 6556        1   1  0     6       DANCE OF DEATH (535)
 VURZHAL UR 6618               1   2  0     5       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 FORCAS 6538                   1   2  0     5       BALANCE OF TERROR (472)
-LEATHER LAPDANCE 6552         1   1  0     4       DANCE OF DEATH (535)
-FRANKENFLOYD 6382             0   2  0     2       ALL THINGS FLOYD (517)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
ARGUS AZAZEL 6314      3  2 0 BALANCE OF TERROR 472 PURPLE HEART 6590     489         
COAR 5878              0  2 0 CLAN BATTLEAXE 2 480  WAR HAMMER WALTZ 6554 487         
ANHUR 6544             6  8 0 DEITIES & DEMIGOD 507 LA JINN 6419          488         
REMOVED 6625           0  1 0 LET'S DUEL! 519       BLACK ORC 645         489 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Renown -- Don't you just like those random match-ups.  You never know when one will
be the end of you.  I came close.  Almost got my first kill.  Oh well, it will happen
soon enough. -- Quivra Ngedo

Stoneblade -- Two words; backup weapon.  Unless you like punching my shields and
armor. -- Etien Haxan

Vurzhal Ur -- That Shewish hide saved you.  Any other race would have been dead by
the second blow.  But if you don't want to be a Shew, we'll see what we can do. --
Argus Azazel

Graceful Charity -- There was nothing graceful or charitable about that fight.  You
are not living up to your name. -- Forcas

12 July 2004
All Readers -- Due to the pressures resulting from preparing for and dealing with the
Face to Face, no spotlights will be written until it's over. -- the Scribe

17 July 2004
I am currently trying to put together a favorites chart for AD warriors.  I
desperately need help with this.  What I need are style, favorite rhythm (ex.:
hi/low), favorite weapons, and tactics.  What would be great is if you could send me
a copy of the invite with the warrior's name, id#, and arena blacked out.  This way,
I can verify that this is an actual warrior.  Minis will work, too!

For those interested, I have both a challenge style vs. style and a match-up style
vs. style chart.  There's about 250 fights calculated in these charts, and I'll be
happy to send a copy to anyone who asks.  You can contact me (if you're a free world
player) at: Rick Stringer, Merit/East, SCI, P.O. Box 500, Georgetown, DE 19947-0500.
If you're in prison, just send a diplo to:  Baphomet, Mgr. Knights Templar (568), DM
#47--North Fork.  (I also have a lot of other charts and info for anyone who wants
it.)  Thanks!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

REMOVED was butchered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
QUIVRA NGEDO was devastated by DARK MAGICIAN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
NAPOLEON was demolished by TABETA UNIS in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
PURPLE HEART butchered ARGUS AZAZEL in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
MCARTHUR overpowered VURZHAL UR in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
SIGIL CAMISADO devastated KARO LEE in a 1 minute one-sided Title duel.
MOUSE NOYLE devastated CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute bloody mismatched match.
DARON EL savagely defeated ETIEN HAXAN in a action packed 4 minute gruesome melee.
LA JINN won victory over THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 2 minute duel.
PIP THE TROLL overpowered NORTH FORK RABBLE in a slow 4 minute uneven duel.
FORCAS was overpowered by ACHILLES in a 1 minute gory uneven match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   2 -  1      71  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-STRIKE      12 -   7 -  1      63  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   19 -  12 -  2      61  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL     13 -  10 -  0      57  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    20 -  17 -  2      54  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         TOTAL PARRY       12 -  14 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         SLASHING ATTACK   26 -  32 -  0      45  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   8 -  0      38  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -  10 -  0      38  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         AIMED BLOW         2 -   7 -  0      22  |

Turn 489 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-LUNGE        1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         3  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  2         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  2                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  DARK MAGICIAN 6417          9   2  0   92 LET'S DUEL! (519)
PARRY-STRIKE     NAPOLEON 6578               8   4  0   36 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MOUSE NOYLE 6252.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was DARON EL 6414.  The ten other most popular fighters were LA JINN 6419, DARK 
MAGICIAN 6417, MOUSE NOYLE 6252, ETIEN HAXAN 5772, ACHILLES 6612, TABETA UNIS 6405, 
PURPLE HEART 6590, MCARTHUR 6611, SIGIL CAMISADO 5703, and NAPOLEON 6578.

The least popular fighter this week was PIP THE TROLL 6597.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were FORCAS 6538, KARO LEE 6133, VURZHAL UR 6618, ARGUS AZAZEL 6314, 
QUIVRA NGEDO 5705, REMOVED 6625, NAPOLEON 6578, SIGIL CAMISADO 5703, MCARTHUR 6611, 
and PURPLE HEART 6590.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

KARO LEE (17-6133) MIDDLE WAY (484)