DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/02/2006    Duedate: 01/14/2006

ALJAFIR ARENA

DM-17    TURN-527

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

EXODUS
THE OLD TESTAMENT (511)
(17-6327) [10-1-0,86]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MARSHALL                       POSITION IS EMPTY
HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)       
(17-6673) [15-11-1,89]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

VURZHAL UR                     EXODUS
MIDDLE WAY (484)               THE OLD TESTAMENT (511)
(17-6618) [14-27-1,70]         (17-6327) [10-1-0,86]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MIDDLE WAY (484)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MIDDLE WAY (484)            23
2. HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)     5      THE OLD TESTAMENT (511)
3. THE OLD TESTAMENT (511)      5      Unchartered Team
4. LET'S DUEL! (519)            0
                                       HAIL AND KILL (199)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 THE OLD TESTAMENT (511)   10   1  0 90.9   1/ 1 MIDDLE WAY (484)          9  6 1
 2/ 2 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475) 331 220 12 60.1   2/ 2 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)  5 10 0
 3- 3 LET'S DUEL! (519)         40  52  1 43.5   3/ 3 THE OLD TESTAMENT (511)   3  0 0
 4/ 4 MIDDLE WAY (484)         256 414  6 38.2   4- 4 LET'S DUEL! (519)         1  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

     Thankyouthankyou.  It's great for me, The Unknown Spymaster to be back in 
ALJAFIR.  Hope you enjoy the show.  Oh, who am I kidding?  I already got paid!  Hey 
everybody, watch out for OBIDA PANIRI, who flew up 14 points in the rankings after 
mashing RONALD REAGAN like a melon.  Keep your eye on this gal.  And falling like a 
basher in the top ten was KHALUM'S MIDGET, who dropped 9 points after a disappointing 
(to say the least) bout with VETERAN MERCENARY.  Going for the gusto and coming up 
with aught but bloody knuckles was MIDDLE WAY's VURZHAL UR, who was turned away from 
the Duelmastership by EXODUS.  Advice to bashers--never force anything, just get a 
bigger halberd!   
     Here is other news that is of note.  And hey, kiddies, those of you who didn't 
avoid HEROESANDFOUNDONES, please raise you hand.  Wow.  Does ALJAFIR really have that 
many liars?  Okay, so I may not be funny, but catch THE OLD TESTAMENT's act in the 
arena.  Those acrobats seem to be fairly deft at running from HEROESANDFOUNDONES.   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  Yes, and another newbie bites 
the dust as RONALD REAGAN goes down under the sword of OBIDA PANIRI.  Thanks to this, 
OBIDA PANIRI now has 60 recognition points.  Remember:  alliances are great, but try 
and take your ally in the arena with you and see what happens.   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in ALJAFIR have no 
sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  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                  
 EXODUS 6327                  10   1  0    86       THE OLD TESTAMENT (511)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LA JINN 6419                  8   6  1    90       LET'S DUEL! (519)
 MARSHALL 6673                15  11  1    89       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
 VURZHAL UR 6618              14  27  1    70       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 KHALUM'S MIDGET 6721          9   3  0    69       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAXIMUS 6718                 10   5  1    65       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
-VAMPIRE LORD 6640             6   6  0    63       LET'S DUEL! (519)
 OBIDA PANIRI 6700             9  15  1    60       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 ERBIN FRORLIN 6725            7   4  0    60       MIDDLE WAY (484)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STRAIGHT LINE 6714            8  10  1    39       MIDDLE WAY (484)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-EXODIA NECROSS 6654           2   3  0    29       LET'S DUEL! (519)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VINN WULF 6755                2   0  0     9       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 PURPLE ORC 6754               0   2  0     2       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
RONALD REAGAN 6729     5  3 0 HEROESANDFOUNDONE 475 OBIDA PANIRI 6700     527         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Khalhums Midget -- Hmm, you are a little guy, sure enough, but not everybody would
realize this.  You need to do something to make it more obvious.  Cut off your feet?
No, might not be enough.  Cut yourself off at the knees, maybe.  I'd be glad to help.
-- Vurzhal Ur

I can see why that Ambitious Guard keeps getting into trouble.  His ambitions are a
lot bigger than his ability. -- Obida Paniri
P.S.  I cut HIM off at the knees, but I bet he won't thank me for it.

A Userous Merchant?  Am I supposed to be NICE to this guy?  I HATE usery!  I would've
killed him if that spoilsport of an arenamaster hadn't stepped in. -- Erbin Frorlin
the extraordinarily fierce today

A Fratsfa Slave?  Bah, and also, Humbug.  I need a better opponent than some wussy

Andorian slave! -- Straight Line
P.S.  Besides, us Shews hate Fratsfans since they did us dirty in the Northern War.
Shews have very long memories.

Purple Orc -- Shouldn't you BE an orc?  Seems like your name would be a pretty clear
hint to the Commission. -- Vinn Wulf
P.S.  Of course, the Commission isn't much good at taking clear hints, or even
outright directions.
P.P.S.  Somehow, purple seems an un-orcish color.  Is this a sign of your manager
hating you?  Some do, or so they tell me.  More, I mean, than the amount of hating it
takes for a manager to lure you into the arena in the first place.

30 December 2005
Just a reminder to all you online type people.  It is much appreciated if you send
your personals in PLAIN TEXT, rather than HTML or formatted text.  HAL, in his
infinite wisdom, doesn't DO formatting, which means having to unsnarl your personal
ads from bunches of extraneous...stuff.  So, if your e-mailer has a plain text
option, let it be your friend. -- Ed.
P.S.  Sometimes it's the formatted text which makes ads go astray.  Not often, but
sometimes.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

EXODUS viciously subdued VURZHAL UR in a action packed 4 minute master's Title fight.
KHALUM'S MIDGET was handily defeated by VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute match.
MARSHALL vanquished VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
MAXIMUS overpowered STRAIGHT LINE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
RONALD REAGAN was barely slain by OBIDA PANIRI in a 3 minute brawl.
ERBIN FRORLIN vanquished THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 3 minute mismatched fight.
VINN WULF beat PURPLE ORC in a 1 minute amateur's brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-LUNGE        9 -   2 -  0      82  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK    13 -   9 -  1      59  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -   5 -  0      58  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         AIMED BLOW         8 -   7 -  0      53  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         WALL OF STEEL      8 -   8 -  1      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK     9 -   9 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   6 -  1      40  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   9 -  1      40  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   7 -  0      30  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         TOTAL PARRY        1 -   3 -  0      25  |

Turn 527 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     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      EXODUS 6327                10   1  0   86 THE OLD TESTAMENT (511)
BASHING ATTACK   MARSHALL 6673              15  11  1   89 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
LUNGING ATTACK   KHALUM'S MIDGET 6721        9   3  0   69 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
STRIKING ATTACK  MAXIMUS 6718               10   5  1   65 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
AIMED BLOW       ERBIN FRORLIN 6725          7   4  0   60 MIDDLE WAY (484)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is VURZHAL UR 6618.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was EXODUS 6327.  The ten other most popular fighters were VURZHAL UR 6618, ERBIN 
FRORLIN 6725, MARSHALL 6673, MAXIMUS 6718, RONALD REAGAN 6729, OBIDA PANIRI 6700, 
VINN WULF 6755, KHALUM'S MIDGET 6721, STRAIGHT LINE 6714, and PURPLE ORC 6754.

The least popular fighter this week was PURPLE ORC 6754.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were STRAIGHT LINE 6714, KHALUM'S MIDGET 6721, VINN WULF 6755, OBIDA PANIRI 
6700, RONALD REAGAN 6729, MAXIMUS 6718, MARSHALL 6673, ERBIN FRORLIN 6725, VURZHAL UR 
6618, and EXODUS 6327.