DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/17/2006    Duedate: 07/29/2006

ALJAFIR ARENA

DM-17    TURN-541

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

FORCAS
BALANCE OF TERROR (472)
(17-6538) [10-5-2,99]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FORCAS                         WASTED POTENTIAL
BALANCE OF TERROR (472)        VALAMOND'S PROJECTS (559)
(17-6538) [10-5-2,99]          (17-6810) [1-0-0,8]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

VALDRIC                        SKULLBREAKER
STEEL WOLVES (269)             STEEL WOLVES (269)
(17-3056) [9-12-1,43]          (17-6809) [1-2-0,8]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MIDDLE WAY (484)            33
2. HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)    32      HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
3. STEEL WOLVES (269)          11      Unchartered Team
4. VALAMOND'S PROJECTS (559)    8
5. PHILANTHROPISTS (553)        0VALAMOND'S PROJECTS (559)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*VALAMOND'S PROJECT (559)   1   0  0  100   1/ 1 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475) 10  2 0
 2- 2 PHILANTHROPISTS (553)     14   3  0 82.4   2/ 2 STEEL WOLVES (269)        7  8 0
 3- 3*2527 A.D. (551)            5   3  2 62.5   3/ 6 MIDDLE WAY (484)          7  8 0
 4/ 4 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475) 365 250 15 59.3   4/ 4 BALANCE OF TERROR (472)   5  6 0
 5/ 5 GROW (512)                24  18  2 57.1   5- 5 PHILANTHROPISTS (553)     3  0 0
 6/ 6 BALANCE OF TERROR (472)   78  95  4 45.1   6/ 3 GROW (512)                3  4 0
 7/ 7 STEEL WOLVES (269)       102 132  6 43.6   7- 7*2527 A.D. (551)           2  3 0
 8/ 8 MIDDLE WAY (484)         284 456  6 38.4   8/ 0*VALAMOND'S PROJECT (559)  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 of ALJAFIR!  Once again I've been called out of retirement 
for my abilities and insights into Spyreporting.  Ya gotta be quick on yer feet!  
Keep your elbow off the table!  Thrust!  Block out the pain!  MIDDLE WAY is now 
ranked 3rd with a 3-2-0 turn.  What's with TITAN?  He actually beat MIDDLE WAY's VINN 
WULF, and walked away with 22 more points from the fight.  Laughs were big at BALANCE 
OF TERROR while they watched FORCAS clobber THORIK.  He lost 14 points and got 
bruised from objects thrown from the stands.  See how the Duelmaster challenged 
HEROESANDFOUNDONES' MAXIMUS?  That sort of initiative is how she got where she is 
now.  I can barely restrain my enthusiam for HEROESANDFOUNDONES' outstanding member, 
Duelmaster MAXIMUS.  Wouldn't it be nice to have live subjects to practice on?  I 
hear some team is looking into the uses of convicted prisoners.   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.  ALJAFIR thinks STEEL WOLVES 
and their 102-132-6 is too much!  If at first you don't succeed, give up...  In my 
day, no team with a 100-129-6 would scare me off!  What's the problem, BALANCE OF 
TERROR?  What do people see in VALDRIC?  His 9-12-1?  STEEL WOLVES ain't talkin', but 
he's got 43 points.  SKULLBREAKER of STEEL WOLVES knows how to pick 'em.  He 
challenged BLUE ORC of HEROESANDFOUNDONES who is up by 22.  Now was this a wise move? 
SKULLBREAKER perhaps got his just desserts, seeing as he was subdued by BLUE ORC and 
ended up with 8 recognition points.   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  How long have I been here?  I got people to see, places to 
go...   
     Who knows what the future holds for a warrior.  More fights, there's no doubt.  
All work and no play makes Olaf a dull fighter.  Work and play no fighter dull Olaf.  
Olaffighterwork and no play.  Time for my medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, 
practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FORCAS 6538                  10   5  2    99       BALANCE OF TERROR (472)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-NYZEIL OGLATA 6753            9   2  0    82       PHILANTHROPISTS (553)
-PHLEUM PRATENSE 6335          6   4  1    78       GROW (512)
 THORIK 3125                  12   6  0    75       STEEL WOLVES (269)
-ELDAR BARRY 6334              5   2  0    67       GROW (512)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STRAIGHT LINE 6714           12  20  1    66       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 ERBIN FRORLIN 6725           12  13  0    64       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 TAN ORC 6784                  7   3  1    63       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
 ETIEN HAXAN 5772             14  15  0    57       BALANCE OF TERROR (472)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-OANIUN SETT 6331              5   5  1    55       GROW (512)
 WENDOL VARN 6792              7   1  0    53       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 VALDRIC 3056                  9  12  1    43       STEEL WOLVES (269)
 CHERRY PITTER 6332            6   2  0    39       GROW (512)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TITAN 6796                    4   2  0    33       STEEL WOLVES (269)
 VINN WULF 6755                8   8  0    32       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 HOG FISH 6557                 2   0  0    31       GROW (512)
 BLUE ORC 6761                 5   9  0    28       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
 VIOLET ORC 6783               7   3  0    26       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
 KARTHUS 6807                  2   2  0    25       STEEL WOLVES (269)
-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)
-OREK 6751                     2   0  0    21       PHILANTHROPISTS (553)
 QUORD RASSEL 6772             3  10  0    19       MIDDLE WAY (484)
-RANSKEL 6752                  3   1  0    12       PHILANTHROPISTS (553)
 MAXA SMASHU 6808              1   1  0     9       BALANCE OF TERROR (472)
 SKULLBREAKER 6809             1   2  0     8       STEEL WOLVES (269)
 WASTED POTENTIAL 6810         1   0  0     8       VALAMOND'S PROJECTS (559)
-DARKNESS 6732                 1   1  0     4       2527 A.D. (551)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-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 REVENGED
GRACUS 3137            9  5 0 STEEL WOLVES 269      FORCAS 6538           538 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Maximus -- Congrats on ummm wait I challenged you?  Well congrats on beating me...and
on your impending graduation. -- Phleum Pratense (Timothy)

Titan -- There was something very wrong about me beating you.  Not that I mind. --
Hog Fish (who is somehow on the wrong team...namewise)

Ed. -- Cherry Pitter umm well if you bury cherry pits in the ground, they GROW into
trees don't they? -- Cherry Pitter (catching up on a few old ads)

     *blink* I think you have me confused with someone else. -- Ed.

Ed err or whomever sneezed. -- I am far superior to garlic.  I am as good as
Vidalia--or better. -- Oaniun Sett

Greetings Aljafir -- I am the Wolf King, manager of Steel Wolves.  Been back for a
few turns after a very long hiatus.  Very good competition here in my original arena.
Good luck to all out on the sands.

Furcas -- I told Gracus he wasn't ready to challenge you.  His loss was unfortunate.
Maybe now the rest of my stable will listen to my advice. -- Wolf King

Quivra Ngedo -- Interesting choice. -- Thorik

Maximus -- You are a tough fighter.  Vaxfon will bear many scars from his bouts with
you. -- Wolf King

Blue Orc -- Wow.  Thanks. -- Karthus

The Fratsfa Slave?  He's worthless and weak, and he does not belong here. -- Wendol
Varn

Cherry Pitter -- They should at least make you stop tossing those pits around the
arena!  The damned things kept rolling under my feet and making me stagger at the
worst possible moment. -- Vinn Wulf

     And here I thought it was the cherry brandy. -- Ed.

Etien Haxan -- Whew!  I was relieved (not glad, exactly, but definitely relieved)
when the Infirmarian told me I'd been hit in the stomach.  I thought it was bad fish
with my lunch.  Food poisoning would have been so ignominious. -- Erbin Frorlin

Tan Orc -- When the steward told you to "toe the line," he didn't mean you should
KICK me!  Cheese, talk about literal-minded! -- Straight Line

Blue Orc -- You know, I've never seen a blue-eyed orc before.  It's disconcerting.
Must be the half-elven part of you? -- Quord Rassel

We see that congratulations are in order to Quivra Ngedo and Maximus, and we offer
those congratulations with honest good will. -- Jorja and the Middle Way
P.S.  And maybe just a little relief.

Wendol Varn -- You hate me because I'm more handsome than you are, because I'm fair
as the daylight while you are a swarthy, cruel-faced Karnhorn, don't you?  But what
it really means is that you hate yourself for not being bright and good like me!
You--  (muffled thumps and choking sounds)
     Ignore that worthless Fratsfa Slave.  He grows over-bold.  Steps will be taken.
-- Zagrehj, assistant to Arenamaster Kharhgal

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

10 July 2006
The Dark Knights sat at the Dark Table with grim faces.  All present knew that there
could be no quarter.  The Forces of Desolation would be unleashed.  There would be no
turning back, no mercy and no hesitation to do what was necessary.  Teeth gritted and
knuckles whitened with fury as the IMPERIAL PROCLAMATION was signed by each Dark
Knight.
     AS OF JULY 1, 2006 -- WAR IS DECLARED ON THE ALLIANCE KNOWN AS THE VENDETTA
CARTEL.
     The Desolate Empire -- Dark Knights:  Ancient Creep, Blackstorm, Dok Sik, Goat,
Heathen, Hatebred, Kon, Osiris, Toker, Wasby the Great

14 July 2006
In response to the Desolate Empire's declaration of war, the Vendetta Cartel offers
the following response:

The members of the Vendetta Cartel can be found in 1, 8, 9, 10,  11, 14, 22, 25, 28,
31, 39, 45, 47, 50, 52, 54, 59, 60, 100, and 106.  Stop yapping in the all-arena ads,
pick an arena, issue a challenge, actually win something, and then maybe (and we
stress maybe) you may speak.  You may come to our home arenas (8, 31, and 47) and
confront us, but we suggest you learn to win in your own "home" arena (52) first.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

QUIVRA NGEDO was devastated by MAXIMUS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
TITAN demolished VINN WULF in a popular 1 minute gruesome one-sided Challenge melee.
SKULLBREAKER was bested by BLUE ORC in a 3 minute Challenge contest.
KARTHUS viciously subdued QUORD RASSEL in a 4 minute Challenge brawl.
MAXA SMASHU was devastated by HOG FISH in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge competition.
THORIK was vanquished by FORCAS in a 1 minute uneven Title duel.
ETIEN HAXAN was vanquished by STRAIGHT LINE in a action packed 1 minute uneven fight.
TAN ORC overpowered VALDRIC in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
CHERRY PITTER was handily defeated by ERBIN FRORLIN in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
WENDOL VARN subdued FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute competition.
VIOLET ORC handily defeated CONVICTED THIEF in a tiresome 6 minute one-sided contest.
WASTED POTENTIAL bested CONVICTED THIEF in a 3 minute amateur's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         STRIKING ATTACK   25 -  12 -  2      68  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   3 -  0      63  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         LUNGING ATTACK    21 -  14 -  2      60  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW        21 -  16 -  0      57  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         TOTAL PARRY       12 -  14 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -  13 -  0      35  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -  21 -  0      34  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     2 -   7 -  0      22  |

Turn 541 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-RIPOSTE      2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         3  AIMED BLOW     
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       2  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  2                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   FORCAS 6538                10   5  2   99 BALANCE OF TERROR (472)
STRIKING ATTACK  TAN ORC 6784                7   3  1   63 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
AIMED BLOW       WENDOL VARN 6792            7   1  0   53 MIDDLE WAY (484)
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 SKULLBREAKER 6809.  The ten other most popular fighters were KARTHUS 6807, TITAN 
6796, STRAIGHT LINE 6714, HOG FISH 6557, ERBIN FRORLIN 6725, WENDOL VARN 6792, BLUE 
ORC 6761, FORCAS 6538, MAXA SMASHU 6808, and ETIEN HAXAN 5772.

The least popular fighter this week was VIOLET ORC 6783.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were WASTED POTENTIAL 6810, VALDRIC 3056, THORIK 3125, QUORD RASSEL 6772, 
VINN WULF 6755, CHERRY PITTER 6332, TAN ORC 6784, ETIEN HAXAN 5772, MAXA SMASHU 6808, 
and FORCAS 6538.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

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

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

     For those of you who keep track of such things, 5 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                       SNOTTYMAN (40-3685) of THEY TRAINED ME!
                            HORRID (65-6385) of LEGION IV
                         JUDICIOUSLY (82-27214) of ADVERBS II
                      TERRICONUS (82-27651) of THE GLORIOUS DARK
                      FLABBY-O (82-30720) of STREET PIZZAD XXII

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes