DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/03/2006    Duedate: 07/15/2006

ALJAFIR ARENA

DM-17    TURN-540

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

QUIVRA NGEDO
BALANCE OF TERROR (472)
(17-5705) [23-19-0,113]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

QUIVRA NGEDO                   POSITION IS EMPTY
BALANCE OF TERROR (472)        
(17-5705) [23-19-0,113]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

VALDRIC                        KARTHUS
STEEL WOLVES (269)             STEEL WOLVES (269)
(17-3056) [9-11-1,54]          (17-6807) [1-2-0,15]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)    44
2. BALANCE OF TERROR (472)     44      PHILANTHROPISTS (553)
3. GROW (512)                  27      Unchartered Team
4. PHILANTHROPISTS (553)        7
5. THE OLD TESTAMENT (511)      0       (169)

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)   16   3  0 84.2   1/ 4 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)  7  6 0
 2/ 2 PHILANTHROPISTS (553)     14   3  0 82.4   2/ 1 STEEL WOLVES (269)        7  8 0
 3- 3*2527 A.D. (551)            5   3  2 62.5   3/ 6 GROW (512)                6  3 1
 4/ 4 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475) 361 250 15 59.1   4/ 3 BALANCE OF TERROR (472)   6  6 1
 5/ 5 GROW (512)                23  17  2 57.5   5/ 2 PHILANTHROPISTS (553)     5  0 0
 6/ 7 BALANCE OF TERROR (472)   77  92  4 45.6   6/ 5 MIDDLE WAY (484)          5 10 0
 7/ 6 STEEL WOLVES (269)       100 129  6 43.7   7- 7*2527 A.D. (551)           2  3 0
 8/ 8 MIDDLE WAY (484)         281 454  6 38.2   8- 8 THE OLD TESTAMENT (511)   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

     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 STEEL WOLVES was 
unseated this week as HEROESANDFOUNDONES moved up from 4th ranking to take the top 
spot with a 4-0-0 record for the round.  Warriors--remember that glory waits always 
around the corner!  Witness how this week HEROESANDFOUNDONES went 4-0-0 to move up 3 
in the rankings.  Did only my eyes note the 3-0-0 record which BALANCE OF TERROR 
managed to post this round?  I don't doubt that such a record will draw challengers!  
TAN ORC caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested 
STRAIGHT LINE and was awarded 22 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more 
notable duels, CHERRY PITTER put down VINN WULF, causing him to lose 12 points of 
recognition in the process.  Who here was not present for the title fight this week 
as QUIVRA NGEDO boldly challenged THORIK in order to strive for the Duelmasters 
honors?  The city has turned out in honor of QUIVRA NGEDO, for with hers arena 
victory she may now lay claim to the highest position in the city!  No confirmation, 
but my sources claim that the top team has gained their position using magical aids.  
Charmed weapons perhaps?   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  ALJAFIR, city of gladiators!  
Mighty among the names of thy guilds is BALANCE OF TERROR, 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 BALANCE OF TERROR.  
Indeed it was GROW.  Loose talk at the arena has reached my ears and it but confirms 
the knowledge that many fighters are after VALDRIC.  Watch your back!   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  Walk proud, warriors of 
HEROESANDFOUNDONES!  By striking down PHLEUM PRATENSE you have avenged the honor of 
your dead.  Your virtue is known to all in ALJAFIR.  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!   
     The girls are as pretty in ALJAFIR as ever I remembered them....and the fighters 
as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of a far 
off city calling to me.  I must away!  Till we meet again, remember:  a turtle walks 
slow, hides head in a shell, and harms no one; a lion runs to slay its prey.-- 
Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 QUIVRA NGEDO 5705            23  19  0   113       BALANCE OF TERROR (472)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAXIMUS 6718                 19   9  2    98       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THORIK 3125                  12   5  0    89       STEEL WOLVES (269)
 NYZEIL OGLATA 6753            9   2  0    82       PHILANTHROPISTS (553)
-FORCAS 6538                   9   5  2    80       BALANCE OF TERROR (472)
 PHLEUM PRATENSE 6335          6   4  1    78       GROW (512)
-ELDAR BARRY 6334              5   2  0    67       GROW (512)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ETIEN HAXAN 5772             14  14  0    65       BALANCE OF TERROR (472)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-OANIUN SETT 6331              5   5  1    55       GROW (512)
 STRAIGHT LINE 6714           11  20  1    54       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 VALDRIC 3056                  9  11  1    54       STEEL WOLVES (269)
 CHERRY PITTER 6332            6   1  0    53       GROW (512)
 TAN ORC 6784                  6   3  1    51       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
 WENDOL VARN 6792              6   1  0    51       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 ERBIN FRORLIN 6725           11  13  0    46       MIDDLE WAY (484)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VINN WULF 6755                8   7  0    32       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 BLUE ORC 6761                 4   9  0    26       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-VIRGIN 6735                   2   0  1    24       2527 A.D. (551)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-XP 6734                       2   0  1    23       2527 A.D. (551)
 VIOLET ORC 6783               6   3  0    21       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
-OREK 6751                     2   0  0    21       PHILANTHROPISTS (553)
 HOG FISH 6557                 1   0  0    19       GROW (512)
 QUORD RASSEL 6772             3   9  0    18       MIDDLE WAY (484)
-GENESIS 6789                  1   1  0    18       THE OLD TESTAMENT (511)
 MAXA SMASHU 6808              1   0  0    18       BALANCE OF TERROR (472)
 KARTHUS 6807                  1   2  0    15       STEEL WOLVES (269)
-RANSKEL 6752                  3   1  0    12       PHILANTHROPISTS (553)
 TITAN 6796                    3   2  0    11       STEEL WOLVES (269)
 SKULLBREAKER 6809             1   1  0     4       STEEL WOLVES (269)
-DARKNESS 6732                 1   1  0     4       2527 A.D. (551)
-EMC2 6731                     0   1  0     1       2527 A.D. (551)
-SEX 6733                      0   1  0     1       2527 A.D. (551)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
KHALUM'S MIDGET 6721  13 10 1 HEROESANDFOUNDONE 475 PHLEUM PRATENSE 6335  538 JUST REV
GRACUS 3137            9  5 0 STEEL WOLVES 269      FORCAS 6538           538 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Phleum Pratense -- You killed my favorite midget.  Naughty, naughty. -- Quiva Ngedo

Nyzeil Oglata -- I think I understand Erbin Frorlin.  I'm feeling backwards too. --
Etien Haxan

Thorik -- I'm not ready for a title fight.  Wait a few more turns. -- Forcas
P.S.  Or does this have something to do with Gracus?
P.P.S.  Again, Master says the giants are coming.  Have fun.

Oh.  The Fratsfa Slave.  Whoopee. -- Wendol Varn
P.S.  He was actually Fratsfan.  That's unusual.

Valdric -- You may think you're hot stuff, but I bet you can't walk a... Straight
Line

Tan Orc -- More sunscreen. -- Erbin Frorlin

Ambitious Guard -- Get new ambitions. -- Vinn Wulf

Violet Orc -- Don't listen to Wendol.  The ribbons look AWFUL. -- Quord Rassel

6 June 2006
To those involved, no, I have not abandoned your stories.  But I've been letting them
drift, and that has to stop, so I am taking the time to make sure that I know where
they are going, more than just "what happens next" dreamed up on the fly, before
resuming work on them.  No new stories will be started until at least one of the old
ones has concluded, for the same reason:  quantity can't substitute for quality.
Your patience in this matter is appreciated. -- the Scribe

20 June 2006
Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire
Our newest Dark Knight disrespected?!?!?!  ARE THEY SERIOUS?!?!  If at all possible,
let's get over to 31.  I'm on the way.  Let's get 'em. -- Dark Knight Osiris

26 June 2006

To those interested, G.E.C.K.O., Inc, is looking for able-bodied warriors to embark
on a dangerous mission.  Those interested (or for more details) diplo me at:
Juice, DM 93, mgr. Arena Masters, Inc -- Juice

30 June 2006
All -- I am looking for able bodied warriors, magic-wielding wizards, faith-healing
clerics, and quick-handed thieves to begin a quest requested by the Emperor of the
Southern Kingdom of Crailmia.  All interested parties can diplo me in arena 93 --
Noblish Island, c/o Will-O-Wisps (1422) or write to me at -- Robert Bennett, 317173,
4269 West M-80, Kincheloe, Mi 49784. -- the Lightbearer, mgr. Will-O-Wisps

1 July 2006
BROTHER KNIGHTS OF THE DESOLATE EMPIRE -- Hail brothers where ever you are to be
found!  We are engaging in arena 31.  Let them feel our wrath.  Onward to glory!!! --
Dark knight Blackstorm

1 July 2006
Soultaker -- Read your e-mail! -- Guardian

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

QUIVRA NGEDO devastated THORIK in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title fight.
PHLEUM PRATENSE was vanquished by MAXIMUS in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
VALDRIC was demolished by NYZEIL OGLATA in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
WENDOL VARN devastated FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
VINN WULF was demolished by CHERRY PITTER in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
ERBIN FRORLIN was vanquished by ETIEN HAXAN in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
STRAIGHT LINE was overpowered by TAN ORC in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
VIOLET ORC outlasted KARTHUS in a action packed 8 minute melee.
QUORD RASSEL was viciously subdued by BLUE ORC in a action packed 7 minute gory duel.
TITAN lost to HOG FISH in a 2 minute novice's duel.
SKULLBREAKER was overpowered by MAXA SMASHU in a 1 minute uneven match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         STRIKING ATTACK   23 -  11 -  2      68  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         LUNGING ATTACK    22 -  13 -  2      63  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         AIMED BLOW        20 -  16 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         TOTAL PARRY       11 -  14 -  0      44  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -  21 -  0      32  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -  15 -  0      29  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   8 -  0      27  |

Turn 540 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     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  1         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         2 -  2                                       2  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  2     
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  QUIVRA NGEDO 5705          23  19  0  113 BALANCE OF TERROR (472)
STRIKING ATTACK  MAXIMUS 6718               19   9  2   98 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
LUNGING ATTACK   THORIK 3125                12   5  0   89 STEEL WOLVES (269)
AIMED BLOW       NYZEIL OGLATA 6753          9   2  0   82 PHILANTHROPISTS (553)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is VALDRIC 3056.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was KARTHUS 6807.  The ten other most popular fighters were BLUE ORC 6761, NYZEIL 
OGLATA 6753, WENDOL VARN 6792, HOG FISH 6557, QUIVRA NGEDO 5705, MAXIMUS 6718, CHERRY 
PITTER 6332, TITAN 6796, MAXA SMASHU 6808, and THORIK 3125.

The least popular fighter this week was QUORD RASSEL 6772.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were VIOLET ORC 6783, SKULLBREAKER 6809, STRAIGHT LINE 6714, ERBIN 
FRORLIN 6725, PHLEUM PRATENSE 6335, TAN ORC 6784, ETIEN HAXAN 5772, VINN WULF 6755, 
VALDRIC 3056, and THORIK 3125.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

QUIVRA NGEDO (17-5705) BALANCE OF TERROR (472)
MAXIMUS (17-6718) HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)