DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/31/2006    Duedate: 08/12/2006

ALJAFIR ARENA

DM-17    TURN-542

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

THORIK
STEEL WOLVES (269)
(17-3125) [13-6-0,101]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

THORIK                         ATTILA THE HUN
STEEL WOLVES (269)             DEATH INCARNATE (558)
(17-3125) [13-6-0,101]         (17-6804) [1-0-0,9]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

VALDRIC                        OANIUN SETT
STEEL WOLVES (269)             GROW (512)
(17-3056) [10-12-1,64]         (17-6331) [6-5-1,58]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. STEEL WOLVES (269)          69
2. KINDRED OF KAOS (213)       48      HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
3. SPECIAL ED (499)            24      Unchartered Team
4. DEATH INCARNATE (558)       16
5. ELVEN LORDS OF MYTH (552)    8      DEATH INCARNATE (558)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*VALAMOND'S PROJECT (559)   1   0  0  100   1/ 1 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)  8  3 0
 2- 2 PHILANTHROPISTS (553)     14   3  0 82.4   2/ 6 GROW (512)                6  4 1
 3/ 4 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475) 365 253 15 59.1   3/ 3 MIDDLE WAY (484)          6  9 0
 4/ 5 GROW (512)                27  20  3 57.4   4/ 4 BALANCE OF TERROR (472)   5  6 1
 5/ 0 SPECIAL ED (499)         193 172  7 52.9   5/ 2 STEEL WOLVES (269)        5 10 0
 6/ 0*DEATH INCARNATE (558)      1   1  0 50.0   6/ 0 KINDRED OF KAOS (213)     4  1 0
 7/ 0 KINDRED OF KAOS (213)    272 307 21 47.0   7- 5 PHILANTHROPISTS (553)     1  0 0
 8/ 6 BALANCE OF TERROR (472)   79  98  5 44.6   8- 8*VALAMOND'S PROJECT (559)  1  0 0
 9/ 7 STEEL WOLVES (269)       105 134  6 43.9   9/ 0*DEATH INCARNATE (558)     1  1 0
10/ 8 MIDDLE WAY (484)         286 459  6 38.4  10/ 0 SPECIAL ED (499)          1  2 0
11/ 0*ELVEN LORDS OF MYT (552)   1  25  0  3.8  11/ 0*ELVEN LORDS OF MYT (552)  0  2 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.

Well, here I am, your new Duelmaster.  Some would say a little early in my career.  I
say do not doubt the power of my Lord Kjarran.  It is with His good grace that I have
had the success I've had.  Thorik, almost made you my third kill!  That would have
been sweet.

Forcas
Balance of Terror
Servant of Kjarran

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in ALJAFIR this turn, and let's start 
with a look at some of the teams.  GROW stable has parlayed this turn's 3-2-1 into a 
4 space move up the rankings.  This brings them up to 2nd place.  Good work, guys!  
And let's see, TITAN fought WENDOL VARN and gained 23 points and contributed to STEEL 
WOLVES' 3-2-0.  WENDOL VARN has lost to TITAN, falling 19 points, while helping make 
MIDDLE WAY a 2-3-0 turn.  And not without some honor, THORIK now claims the title and 
throne of Duelmaster of ALJAFIR.  Can someone confirm a rumor for me?  I hear the top 
team makes their losing fighters do dishes at The Vile Vizier until they win.  Maybe? 
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.  STEEL WOLVES has cause to stand tall, 
as they were ALJAFIR's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to 
beat.  And guess who avoided STEEL WOLVES stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was 
BALANCE OF TERROR.  Anyone surprised?  Well, sports fans, take notice that HOG FISH 
from GROW was ALJAFIR's most challenged warrior this turn.  In a brave attempt, 
SKULLBREAKER from STEEL WOLVES challenged up 24 points to fight VINN WULF from the 
MIDDLE WAY stable.  SKULLBREAKER perhaps got his just desserts, seeing as he was 
overcame by VINN WULF and ended up with 9 recognition points.   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  Banners at half mast, warriors, 
HEROESANDFOUNDONES has lost TAN ORC, and you might say all of ALJAFIR has felt the 
loss, except maybe BALANCE OF TERROR.  We'd like to remind certain teams not to rob 
the graves of their enemies.  You know who you are; and it's considered rude.   
     I like this place, ALJAFIR, the taverns have old wine, and young serving girls.  
Who could ask for more?  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep 
your swords sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until you see my quill in ALJAFIR again, 
farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THORIK 3125                  13   6  0   101       STEEL WOLVES (269)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 POOP IN A SOCK 6389          13   3  1    90       KINDRED OF KAOS (213)
 DIRTY OLD MAN 6391            9   6  0    90       KINDRED OF KAOS (213)
-NYZEIL OGLATA 6753            9   2  0    82       PHILANTHROPISTS (553)
 FORCAS 6538                  10   6  2    79       BALANCE OF TERROR (472)
 ETIEN HAXAN 5772             15  15  1    78       BALANCE OF TERROR (472)
 OMG-STFU 6390                13   3  0    75       KINDRED OF KAOS (213)
 PHLEUM PRATENSE 6335          6   5  1    71       GROW (512)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ELDAR BARRY 6334              5   3  0    65       GROW (512)
 VALDRIC 3056                 10  12  1    64       STEEL WOLVES (269)
 STRAIGHT LINE 6714           12  21  1    62       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 OANIUN SETT 6331              6   5  1    58       GROW (512)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TITAN 6796                    5   2  0    56       STEEL WOLVES (269)
 ERBIN FRORLIN 6725           12  14  0    50       MIDDLE WAY (484)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHERRY PITTER 6332            7   2  0    47       GROW (512)
 HOG FISH 6557                 3   0  1    36       GROW (512)
 VINN WULF 6755                9   8  0    35       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 WENDOL VARN 6792              7   2  0    34       MIDDLE WAY (484)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VIOLET ORC 6783               7   4  0    28       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
 QUORD RASSEL 6772             4  10  0    26       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 BLUE ORC 6761                 5  10  0    25       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-OREK 6751                     2   0  0    21       PHILANTHROPISTS (553)
-RANSKEL 6752                  3   1  0    12       PHILANTHROPISTS (553)
 DAMAGED DENNY 6669            0   1  0    11       SPECIAL ED (499)
 JUDGE'S SECRETARY 6668        1   0  0    10       SPECIAL ED (499)
 BRIDGE TROLL 6570             1   0  0    10       KINDRED OF KAOS (213)
 SKULLBREAKER 6809             1   3  0     9       STEEL WOLVES (269)
 ATTILA THE HUN 6804           1   0  0     9       DEATH INCARNATE (558)
-WASTED POTENTIAL 6810         1   0  0     8       VALAMOND'S PROJECTS (559)
 JACK THE RIPPER 6803          0   1  0     7       DEATH INCARNATE (558)
 MAXA SMASHU 6808              1   2  0     5       BALANCE OF TERROR (472)
 HEXIM HSIDAR 6820             0   1  0     1       BALANCE OF TERROR (472)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
MIRIEL 6795            0  1 0 ELVEN LORDS OF MY 552 MOUNTAIN TROLL 643    542 NONE    
LEGOLAS 6794           0  1 0 ELVEN LORDS OF MY 552 WURM KIN 652          542 NONE    
TAN ORC 6784           7  4 1 HEROESANDFOUNDONE 475 ETIEN HAXAN 5772      542         
KHALUM'S MIDGET 6721  13 10 1 HEROESANDFOUNDONE 475 PHLEUM PRATENSE 6335  538 REVENGED
I MUST DIE 6672        0  1 0 KINDRED OF KAOS 213   DARK CHAMPION 649     542 NONE    
AIMER ANDY 6671        0  1 0 SPECIAL ED 499        WURM KIN 652          542 NONE    
KARTHUS 6807           2  3 0 STEEL WOLVES 269      HOG FISH 6557         542         
GRACUS 3137            9  5 0 STEEL WOLVES 269      FORCAS 6538           538 JUST REV

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Titan -- What courage!  Even if you do have tourney fights, for all you knew, I might
have had them also, and still you challenged.  I salute you, because I'm feeling
really good today, for some inexplicable reason (seeing as how I just got beaten up).
-- Vinn Wulf

Karthus -- Ouch.  Remind me to bring a steel muzzle for you steel wolves next time.
-- Quord Rassel

Etien Haxan -- Ah, you may TRY to balance your terror, but nothing balances as well
as a... Straight Line

Cherry Pitter -- That could be taken either way, you know?  One who removes pits from
cherries, or one who puts them in.  Either way, I don't think I care for it.  There's
more fun to be had spitting out the pits myself. -- Erbin Frorlin

It was my pleasure to give the uppity Fratsfa Slave the treatment he was, though he
denied it to himself, asking for. -- Wendol Varn

Oaniun Sett -- But not Bermuda. -- Whoever made the original comment
P.S.  And nothing is better garlic, in the allium line.  Elsewhere, well, yes,
there's dark chocolate, for instance.

     But not in combination. -- Ed., not a very big fan of mole'

Wolf King -- Hi. -- Jorja, Middle Way

Ed. -- No, no, I don't drink cherry brandy!  Waste of good cherry cider, letting it
ferment.  It was the pits. -- Vinn Wulf

     Okay, far be it from me to doubt you.... -- Ed.

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

AIMER ANDY was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
MIRIEL was viciously butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
I MUST DIE was savagely slain by DARK CHAMPION in a 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
LEGOLAS was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
ETIEN HAXAN slew TAN ORC in a 1 minute Challenge match.
VALDRIC devastated ERBIN FRORLIN in a 1 minute uneven Challenge brawl.
KARTHUS was slain by HOG FISH in a 1 minute novice's Challenge struggle.
TITAN devastated WENDOL VARN in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge competition.
SKULLBREAKER was overcome by VINN WULF in a 1 minute Challenge melee.
MAXA SMASHU was vanquished by QUORD RASSEL in a 2 minute uneven Challenge fight.
FORCAS was vanquished by THORIK in a 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
POOP IN A SOCK overpowered PHLEUM PRATENSE in a popular 1 minute one-sided melee.
ELDAR BARRY was subdued by OMG-STFU in a 2 minute match.
DIRTY OLD MAN devastated STRAIGHT LINE in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
OANIUN SETT savagely defeated VIOLET ORC in a crowd pleasing 4 minute gory match.
CHERRY PITTER handily defeated BLUE ORC in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
JACK THE RIPPER was overpowered by JUDGE'S SECRETARY in a 1 minute uneven struggle.
ATTILA THE HUN viciously subdued DAMAGED DENNY in a crowd pleasing 1 minute bout.
BRIDGE TROLL devastated HEXIM HSIDAR in a 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  8         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   3 -  1      70  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  6         STRIKING ATTACK   27 -  16 -  1      63  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         LUNGING ATTACK    23 -  15 -  2      61  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         AIMED BLOW        21 -  18 -  0      54  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         TOTAL PARRY       12 -  14 -  0      46  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         SLASHING ATTACK   13 -  22 -  1      37  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -  14 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     2 -   6 -  0      25  |

Turn 542 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   THORIK 3125                13   6  0  101 STEEL WOLVES (269)
STRIKING ATTACK  POOP IN A SOCK 6389        13   3  1   90 KINDRED OF KAOS (213)
WALL OF STEEL    OMG-STFU 6390              13   3  0   75 KINDRED OF KAOS (213)
SLASHING ATTACK  OANIUN SETT 6331            6   5  1   58 GROW (512)
AIMED BLOW       WENDOL VARN 6792            7   2  0   34 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 OANIUN SETT 6331.  The ten other most popular fighters were I MUST DIE 6672, 
TITAN 6796, POOP IN A SOCK 6389, CHERRY PITTER 6332, ATTILA THE HUN 6804, THORIK 
3125, OMG-STFU 6390, MIRIEL 6795, VALDRIC 3056, and VINN WULF 6755.

The least popular fighter this week was HEXIM HSIDAR 6820.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were JACK THE RIPPER 6803, STRAIGHT LINE 6714, PHLEUM PRATENSE 6335, 
FORCAS 6538, MAXA SMASHU 6808, KARTHUS 6807, ERBIN FRORLIN 6725, LEGOLAS 6794, AIMER 
ANDY 6671, and BRIDGE TROLL 6570.

               NEW TEAMS IN THE TEMPORARY TOURNAMENT ARENAS (DM 81/83)

Please note that all new teams created at the Face-to-Face were temporarily placed 
in a temporary Tournament Arena, DM 81 or DM 83.  If you requested that your team be 
placed in a specific arena, it has already transferred to that arena.  Any teams not 
transferred out of DM 81 and DM 83 by September 1st will be deleted.  If you have 
questions about any of your teams, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI