DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/30/2004    Duedate: 09/11/2004

ALJAFIR ARENA

DM-17    TURN-492

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

EAGLES LAIR
WHEN EAGLES DARE (509)
(17-6310) [9-5-1,126]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

EAGLES LAIR                    THE HATCHETMAN
WHEN EAGLES DARE (509)         HAMENDON ELECTRICAL (539)
(17-6310) [9-5-1,126]          (17-6632) [3-0-0,23]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MOUSE NOYLE                    SUSSY SUSSMEIER
MIDDLE WAY (484)               HAMENDON ELECTRICAL (539)
(17-6252) [22-30-0,96]         (17-6631) [2-1-0,21]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)    76
2. MIDDLE WAY (484)            15      WHEN EAGLES DARE (509)
3. 82ND ILLINOIS (421)         11      Unchartered Team
4. WHEN EAGLES DARE (509)      10
5. BALANCE OF TERROR (472)      0HAMENDON ELECTRICAL (539)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*HAMENDON ELECTRICA (539)  10   5  0 66.7   1/ 1 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475) 11  4 0
 2/ 2 WHEN EAGLES DARE (509)    35  22  3 61.4   2/ 2*HAMENDON ELECTRICA (539) 10  5 0
 3/ 3 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475) 213 169  7 55.8   3/ 3 MIDDLE WAY (484)          6  9 0
 4- 5 BALANCE OF TERROR (472)   57  75  2 43.2   4- 4 BALANCE OF TERROR (472)   5  3 0
 5/ 6 82ND ILLINOIS (421)       51  68  5 42.9   5/ 6 WHEN EAGLES DARE (509)    3  0 1
 6/ 4 LET'S DUEL! (519)         23  31  1 42.6   6/ 7 82ND ILLINOIS (421)       2  4 0
 7/ 7 MIDDLE WAY (484)         184 311  3 37.2   7/ 5 LET'S DUEL! (519)         1  7 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.

Greetings, Aljafir.  I really did not expect to be here.  Sigil Camisado, I'm sorry
you challenged me, because now you're dead.  I fear your teammate may try to
bloodfeud and end up the same way.  I will take the crown for as long as I can.  I
have lots of FE so who knows how long I can stay?  League Arcane rocks!

Eagles Lair

                                      SPY REPORT

     So why do I have this bag over my head?  Because I am The Unknown Spymaster and 
I'm going to give you a spy report!.  Hey everybody, watch out for NAPOLEON, who flew 
up 20 points in the rankings after mashing LA JINN like a melon.  Keep your eye on 
this guy.  Ya know, some days it doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  LA JINN was 
beat by NAPOLEON and drops 19 points.  Going for the gusto and coming up with aught 
but bloody knuckles was MIDDLE WAY's MOUSE NOYLE, who was turned away from the 
Duelmastership by EAGLES LAIR.  Advice to bashers--never force anything, just get a 
bigger halberd!   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the ALJAFIR arena.  Here's a 
song for you:  Who's afraid of the big, bad  HEROESANDFOUNDONES?  Big bad 
HEROESANDFOUNDONES.  Big bad HEROESANDFOUNDONES.  ALJAFIR's afraid of the big bad 
HEROESANDFOUNDONES.  Tra la la la la!  For those of you who like math, try this one:  
HEROESANDFOUNDONES + Weapons That go Boom = HAMENDON ELECTRICAL + Avoid City.  Well 
just about everybody wants a piece of DARON EL, who was this week's most challenged 
warrior.  WHEEL OF SHIFTS of HAMENDON ELECTRICAL had better have a good reason for 
challenging down 12 points in a challenge which he lost.  I thought WHEEL OF SHIFTS 
showed great skill and promise when he was overcame by MARIN NEH.  All right, so I 
slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  Remember:  alliances are great, but try and 
take your ally in the arena with you and see what happens.   
     Well, there's the manager of the ALJAFIR giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 
'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some 
tracks.  And remember, you can pick your friends and you can pick your--(loud boos), 
oh, you've heard that one already!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EAGLES LAIR 6310              9   5  1   126       WHEN EAGLES DARE (509)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOUSE NOYLE 6252             22  30  0    96       MIDDLE WAY (484)
-DARK MAGICIAN 6417            9   2  0    92       LET'S DUEL! (519)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JUNIOR VASQUEZ 6313           8   3  0    85       WHEN EAGLES DARE (509)
-QUIVRA NGEDO 5705            16  16  0    75       BALANCE OF TERROR (472)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NAPOLEON 6578                10   5  0    66       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
 PURPLE HEART 6590             7   6  1    63       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
 DARON EL 6414                11  19  0    58       MIDDLE WAY (484)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MCARTHUR 6611                 5   3  0    52       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
 ACHILLES 6612                 5   2  0    52       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
 TABETA UNIS 6405             10  21  0    51       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 LA JINN 6419                  5   6  1    47       LET'S DUEL! (519)
 CAPT KIRCHNER 6093            7   4  0    43       82ND ILLINOIS (421)
-ETIEN HAXAN 5772              9  10  0    39       BALANCE OF TERROR (472)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PIP THE TROLL 6597            5   5  0    29       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE HATCHETMAN 6632           3   0  0    23       HAMENDON ELECTRICAL (539)
-LT. OLSEN 6245                2   3  1    21       82ND ILLINOIS (421)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SUSSY SUSSMEIER 6631          2   1  0    21       HAMENDON ELECTRICAL (539)
 MARIN NEH 6637                1   1  0    19       MIDDLE WAY (484)
-LT KAFKA 6075                 2   4  0    18       82ND ILLINOIS (421)
 DUNMORON 6628                 3   0  0    16       HAMENDON ELECTRICAL (539)
-FORCAS 6538                   3   2  0    14       BALANCE OF TERROR (472)
 GRACEFUL CHARITY 6586         2   4  0    14       LET'S DUEL! (519)
 LT MUELLER 6423               1   2  0    14       82ND ILLINOIS (421)
-PHILLY STEAK 6406             3   3  0    12       WHEN EAGLES DARE (509)
 VURZHAL UR 6618               1   5  0     8       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 THE SHARK 6630                1   2  0     5       HAMENDON ELECTRICAL (539)
 WHEEL OF SHIFTS 6638          1   1  0     4       HAMENDON ELECTRICAL (539)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
SIGIL CAMISADO 5703   12 18 0 BALANCE OF TERROR 472 EAGLES LAIR 6310      491         
ARGUS AZAZEL 6314      3  2 0 BALANCE OF TERROR 472 PURPLE HEART 6590     489 REVENGED
ANHUR 6544             6  8 0 DEITIES & DEMIGOD 507 LA JINN 6419          488 NOT REVE
SHADOW GHOUL 6633      0  2 0 LET'S DUEL! 519       SHEWISH GIANT 646     492 NONE    
DICEY BOY 6634         0  2 0 LET'S DUEL! 519       MOUNTAIN TROLL 643    492 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Captain Krchner -- Oh, wow, a victory!  While not wishing to seem hard-hearted and
unwomanly, I do love a victory now and then. -- Tabeta Unis

The Hatchetman -- Cursed golem!  You are a "hatchetman" indeed!  No doubt it was only
this innate Shewish toughness--they do have SOMETHING going for them--which kept me
alive in the face of your viciousness.  I do most sincerely hope you find yourself
electrocuted by your "electrical" teammates. -- Vurzhal Ur, Shew by vow if not by
birth

M. Chardinee thought to IMPRESS me by claiming Andorian blood:  A Convincian must
surely be a Good Guy.  Well, ha!  *I* know about the Convincians:  cat-keepers, every
one of them.  RELENTLESSLY anti-Mouse.  If the Arenamaster hadn't stepped in (and why
did he do that, I wonder?), I'd've fed him to the RATS! -- Mouse Noyle, the Mouse
Victorious

Forcas -- An enlightening encounter (though more skills would have been appreciated).
I suppose it's too late for me to "re-think this gladiator stuff"? -- Marin Neh

Sigil Camisado -- (bristling)  I am a Mouse by birth, you wretched primate!  I and
others of my people were mouse-napped from our own world by disgusting feline
wizards, doubtless in the pay of this "Grey Witch" we keep hearing about.  (fuming)
I'd like to have some of you primates in OUR world.  Then things would be DIFFERENT.
-- Mouse Noyle
P.S.  If you find the concept of non-primate sentience so unpleasant, stay out of the
southern regions of Alastari.  They seem to be FULL of Ducks, disgusting FOWL, no
less.

Eagles Lair -- Look what you've done to me.  Two turns away from graduating.  ADEX in
int, att, def and dec.  10(+2)-11(+1)-9-21-15(+2)-10-13.  Now I'm gone before my
time. -- Sigil Camisado

Napoleon -- Thanks for the warm up.  Now the Duelmaster! -- Quivra

Daron El -- Don't you know when to quit? -- Etien

Marin Neh -- Tough luck on your first fight.  But you fought well nonetheless. --
Forcas

Mouse Noyle -- I should have challenged you again.  I'd still be alive. -- Ghost of
Sigil

Vurzhal Ur -- I like having an unbalanced terror.  It's an advantage on the sands. --
Forcas

30 July 2004
The total number of fights calculated was reported as 250 fights.  This is a
misprint.  It should have read "over 2,500 fights." -- Baphomet

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 dueling land 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

SHADOW GHOUL was dealt death by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DICEY BOY was narrowly killed by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 2 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
PURPLE HEART overpowered TABETA UNIS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
CAPT KIRCHNER was bested by DARON EL in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
THE HATCHETMAN overpowered VURZHAL UR in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
DUNMORON unbelievably bested GRACEFUL CHARITY in a popular 3 minute Challenge duel.
WHEEL OF SHIFTS was devastated by MARIN NEH in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
THE SHARK was handily defeated by LT MUELLER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
EAGLES LAIR vanquished MOUSE NOYLE in a 1 minute uneven Title duel.
LA JINN was vanquished by NAPOLEON in a 1 minute uneven fight.
MCARTHUR vanquished AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
ACHILLES overpowered DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
SUSSY SUSSMEIER was defeated by PIP THE TROLL in a exciting 5 minute match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  6         BASHING ATTACK     7 -   2 -  1      78  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-STRIKE      11 -   6 -  1      65  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL     15 -  10 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   21 -  17 -  2      55  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    23 -  19 -  2      55  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         SLASHING ATTACK   30 -  32 -  1      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   7 -  0      46  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         TOTAL PARRY        9 -  13 -  0      41  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -  12 -  0      33  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         AIMED BLOW         2 -   7 -  0      22  |

Turn 492 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     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  2         4  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         3  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  3                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  2                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  EAGLES LAIR 6310            9   5  1  126 WHEN EAGLES DARE (509)
PARRY-STRIKE     NAPOLEON 6578              10   5  0   66 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
STRIKING ATTACK  PURPLE HEART 6590           7   6  1   63 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
LUNGING ATTACK   CAPT KIRCHNER 6093          7   4  0   43 82ND ILLINOIS (421)
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 SUSSY SUSSMEIER 6631.  The ten other most popular fighters were GRACEFUL 
CHARITY 6586, DICEY BOY 6634, SHADOW GHOUL 6633, MARIN NEH 6637, EAGLES LAIR 6310, 
NAPOLEON 6578, ACHILLES 6612, DARON EL 6414, THE HATCHETMAN 6632, and LT MUELLER 
6423.

The least popular fighter this week was LA JINN 6419.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MOUSE NOYLE 6252, THE SHARK 6630, WHEEL OF SHIFTS 6638, DUNMORON 6628, 
VURZHAL UR 6618, TABETA UNIS 6405, PIP THE TROLL 6597, CAPT KIRCHNER 6093, PURPLE 
HEART 6590, and MCARTHUR 6611.