DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/28/2006    Duedate: 09/09/2006

ALJAFIR ARENA

DM-17    TURN-544

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

FORCAS
BALANCE OF TERROR (472)
(17-6538) [11-7-2,90]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FORCAS                         POSITION IS EMPTY
BALANCE OF TERROR (472)        
(17-6538) [11-7-2,90]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

VALDRIC                        ERBIN FRORLIN
STEEL WOLVES (269)             MIDDLE WAY (484)
(17-3056) [11-13-1,74]         (17-6725) [13-15-0,55]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

STEEL WOLVES (269)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. STEEL WOLVES (269)          42
2. BALANCE OF TERROR (472)     23      PHILANTHROPISTS (553)
3. SPECIAL ED (499)            16      Unchartered Team
4. HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)     7
5. MIDDLE WAY (484)             4      NUMBER CRUNCHERS (390)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 PHILANTHROPISTS (553)     14   5  0 73.7   1/ 3 STEEL WOLVES (269)        9  6 1
 2/ 3 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475) 367 260 15 58.5   2/ 2 GROW (512)                8  5 1
 3/ 4 GROW (512)                32  23  3 58.2   3/ 1 KINDRED OF KAOS (213)     7  4 0
 4/ 5 SPECIAL ED (499)         197 176  7 52.8   4/ 4 MIDDLE WAY (484)          7  8 0
 5- 6*DEATH INCARNATE (558)      1   1  0 50.0   5/ 6 SPECIAL ED (499)          5  6 0
 6/ 7 KINDRED OF KAOS (213)    275 310 21 47.0   6/ 7 BALANCE OF TERROR (472)   4  8 1
 7- 8 MALICIOUS INTENT (372)   163 189  6 46.3   7- 8 MALICIOUS INTENT (372)    2  3 0
 8/10 STEEL WOLVES (269)       111 138  7 44.6   8/ 5 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)  2 10 0
 9/ 9 BALANCE OF TERROR (472)   82 103  5 44.3   9-10*DEATH INCARNATE (558)     1  1 0
10/11 MIDDLE WAY (484)         291 464  6 38.5  10-11*ELVEN LORDS OF MYT (552)  0  3 0
11-12*ELVEN LORDS OF MYT (552)   1  26  0  3.7  11/12 PHILANTHROPISTS (553)     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.

Farewell Aljafir,

     It has been a great experience.  I feel lucky to have survived this long.  Looks
like some great warriors are rising up the ranks.  Forcas, I have enjoyed our
rivalry.  Perhaps we will meet again.  Goodbye.

                                                Thorik

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail ALJAFIR!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for your 
deeds.  It seems the training can make the difference, as KINDRED OF KAOS is pushed 
out of top team by STEEL WOLVES, who came from 3rd with a 4-1-1 this turn.  And let's 
see, TITAN fought PHLEUM PRATENSE and gained 15 points and contributed to STEEL 
WOLVES' 4-1-1.  PHLEUM PRATENSE has lost to TITAN, falling 14 points, while helping 
make GROW a 2-1-0 turn.  DIRTY OLD MAN challenged for the Duelmastership this turn, 
attempting to dethrone STEEL WOLVES' warrior.  The attempts to dethrone the 
Duelmaster have failed, and THORIK remains ALJAFIR's top warrior for another turn.  
Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I have heard from unimpeachable sources that The Vile 
Vizier uses trolls in their stew.  Talk about gristle!   
     I tell you, a green quarterstaff lasts longer than a seasoned sapling.  A basher 
friend of mine assures me this is true.  GROW has cause to stand tall, as they were 
ALJAFIR's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to beat.  And 
avoiding GROW more than any other team we find BALANCE OF TERROR.  ALJAFIR, are we 
going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  Well, sports fans, take notice that 
STRAIGHT LINE from MIDDLE WAY was ALJAFIR's most challenged warrior this turn.  
DAMAGED DENNY from SPECIAL ED took a risk this turn by bravely challenging up 27 
points in a challenge against ERBIN FRORLIN.  Sad to say, DAMAGED DENNY lost to ERBIN 
FRORLIN, and the attempt ended up costing DAMAGED DENNY 3 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.  A brave warrior does not carry a 
red shield, he has nothing to cover or hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  Always good to rest in ALJAFIR, but never good to wear out my welcome.  
Look for me in future turns.  Until you see my quill in ALJAFIR again, farewell-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FORCAS 6538                  11   7  2    90       BALANCE OF TERROR (472)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JORRAM 6018                  16  13  1    98       MALICIOUS INTENT (372)
-ABATIS 5940                  19  14  0    97       MALICIOUS INTENT (372)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-POOP IN A SOCK 6389          13   3  1    90       KINDRED OF KAOS (213)
 DIRTY OLD MAN 6391           10   7  0    88       KINDRED OF KAOS (213)
 OANIUN SETT 6331              8   5  1    88       GROW (512)
 TITAN 6796                    7   2  0    79       STEEL WOLVES (269)
-OMG-STFU 6390                14   3  0    77       KINDRED OF KAOS (213)
 ELDAR BARRY 6334              7   3  0    75       GROW (512)
 VALDRIC 3056                 11  13  1    74       STEEL WOLVES (269)
 STRAIGHT LINE 6714           13  22  1    70       MIDDLE WAY (484)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ETIEN HAXAN 5772             15  17  1    63       BALANCE OF TERROR (472)
 NYZEIL OGLATA 6753            9   4  0    60       PHILANTHROPISTS (553)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PHLEUM PRATENSE 6335          6   7  1    59       GROW (512)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ERBIN FRORLIN 6725           13  15  0    55       MIDDLE WAY (484)
-CHERRY PITTER 6332            8   2  0    53       GROW (512)
 VINN WULF 6755               11   8  0    52       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 WENDOL VARN 6792              8   3  0    42       MIDDLE WAY (484)
-GOUGED GRIMEYE 6401           5   0  0    40       MALICIOUS INTENT (372)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HOG FISH 6557                 3   1  1    32       GROW (512)
 VIOLET ORC 6783               7   6  0    28       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
-BRIDGE TROLL 6570             2   0  0    28       KINDRED OF KAOS (213)
 BLUE ORC 6761                 5  12  0    27       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
 QUORD RASSEL 6772             4  12  0    24       MIDDLE WAY (484)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-OREK 6751                     2   0  0    21       PHILANTHROPISTS (553)
 DAMAGED DENNY 6669            1   2  0    21       SPECIAL ED (499)
 PRETTY MOTH 6838              2   0  0    20       SPECIAL ED (499)
 HEXIM HSIDAR 6820             2   1  0    16       BALANCE OF TERROR (472)
-RANSKEL 6752                  3   1  0    12       PHILANTHROPISTS (553)
 PIP'S GRANDMA 6834            1   1  0    12       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
-JUDGE'S SECRETARY 6668        1   0  0    10       SPECIAL ED (499)
-ATTILA THE HUN 6804           1   0  0     9       DEATH INCARNATE (558)
-JACK THE RIPPER 6803          0   1  0     7       DEATH INCARNATE (558)
 ROKK 6842                     1   0  1     6       STEEL WOLVES (269)
-MAXA SMASHU 6808              1   3  0     6       BALANCE OF TERROR (472)
 THE DRUNK 6843                1   0  0     6       SPECIAL ED (499)
 PIP'S DOGGIE 6835             1   1  0     4       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
 NIGHTSONG 6840                0   2  0     2       STEEL WOLVES (269)
 NYNAEVE HAXAN 6826            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?
TAN ORC 6784           7  4 1 HEROESANDFOUNDONE 475 ETIEN HAXAN 5772      542         
BIG DUMB GUY 6845      0  1 0 KINDRED OF KAOS 213   ROKK 6842             544         
DA ME 6844             0  1 0 SPECIAL ED 499        DARK CHAMPION 649     544 NONE    
KARTHUS 6807           2  3 0 STEEL WOLVES 269      HOG FISH 6557         542 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Straight Line -- Ouch!  You're getting better.  Not good.  Not good at all! -- Etien
Haxan

Dirty Old Man -- Golem, yuck!  Aren't golems illegal in the Karnhorn Empire?! --
Forcas

Pretty Moth -- I like stepping on bugs.  But I don't like it when bugs bite. -- Maxa
Smashu

Pip -- So sorry for smacking your grandma around.  She wandered into the arena and
the Arenamaster said fight.  And I did what I do.  I hope she's alright.  Keep an eye
on her so she doesn't wander off again. -- Hexim Hsidar

Bridge Troll -- Well, damn!  They told me it was a TOLL bridge, or at least, that's
what I heard.  Next time, I'm taking the ferry. -- Quord Rassel
P.S.  How come the Commission hasn't noticed you're a troll?

Etien Haxan -- A word of vice, I mean, AD-vice.  Next time, don't drink strong liquor
before the fight.  Then you'll be able to walk a... Straight Line

Eldar Barry -- Oh.  Well, I guess it is the season for that.  I'd forgotten. -- Erbin
Frorlin
P.S.  I taught you all that?  I didn't KNOW all that.  Teach it back to me.

Cherry Pittter -- Yep, it's the pits. -- Wendol Varn
P.S.  Not much else to say.

The Userous Merchant just...decided, out of the goodness of his heart, to, um, cancel
what I owed.  So I didn't hit him again. -- Vinn Wulf

Maxa Smashu -- Nah, don't bother for me.  I'm fine you doing it that way. -- Quord
Rassel

T. Disaster -- Bloodfeuding an initiate--was that enough of a challenge for you? --
Marshal

Lil and the Babes -- 5-0 must count for some glory at least.  We could, however, use
some more, you know, planning.  Just don't keep the guys up too late talking
tactics.... -- Nomad

Betty -- I guess we tried it again.  Perhaps next time we should try the sand on a
beach? -- Ramses

Destroyer -- Now I feel like I'm back in the game.  You really should try to stay on
your feet more. -- Yankee Rose

11 August 2006
All -- I support Vendetta Cartel's observation of The Dark Knights!  If war is
declared on V.C. by The Dark Knights, then war is also declared on The Dark Knights
of the Desolate Empire by The Avengers of Light!  We have been quietly awaiting such
a chance to expose ourselves (all interested parties contact me c/o The Barbarians:
DM 31, Attn: Timothias)!  Come, Vendetta Cartel, let us show these broke-down
"Knights" what true warriors are! -- Gemini Goldphoenix, Overlord of The Avengers of
Light

26 August 2006
The Avengers of Light.  Another VC lackey?  What's the matter VC, are you scared?
Bringing in reinforcements.  It matters not, bring your avengers and they shall be
crushed!  I am Dark Knight Blackstorm and I represent the Desolate Empire and can
easily be found in 8, 28, 31, 47, 54, and 106.  I reply with steel and your women
shall cry when they start the body count!!!!!!!!!  Remember to sign your posts to
whoever from the VC wrote that earlier Ad. -- Dark Knight Blackstorm

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DA ME was butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
DIRTY OLD MAN was vanquished by THORIK in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
FORCAS demolished STRAIGHT LINE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge Title fight.
NYZEIL OGLATA was bested by VALDRIC in a 1 minute veteran's Challenge contest.
DAMAGED DENNY was overpowered by ERBIN FRORLIN in a 2 minute Challenge match.
HEXIM HSIDAR bested PIP'S DOGGIE in a 2 minute novice's Challenge duel.
PRETTY MOTH outwaited QUORD RASSEL in a 8 minute Challenge match.
PHLEUM PRATENSE was handily defeated by TITAN in a 1 minute uneven melee.
ELDAR BARRY viciously subdued ETIEN HAXAN in a 2 minute gory duel.
OANIUN SETT vanquished CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a popular 1 minute brutal one-sided duel.
WENDOL VARN handily defeated BLUE ORC in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
VINN WULF subdued VIOLET ORC in a 2 minute match.
PIP'S GRANDMA devastated NYNAEVE HAXAN in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
NIGHTSONG was subdued by THE DRUNK in a 1 minute amateur's match.
ROKK killed BIG DUMB GUY in a 1 minute amateur's conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   8         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   4 -  1      64  |
|AIMED BLOW                       6         STRIKING ATTACK   27 -  19 -  1      59  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    26 -  22 -  1      54  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         AIMED BLOW        22 -  22 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         SLASHING ATTACK   18 -  18 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         TOTAL PARRY       13 -  16 -  0      45  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -  14 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   4 -  0      33  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   6 -  1      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   3 -  0      25  |

Turn 544 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   FORCAS 6538                11   7  2   90 BALANCE OF TERROR (472)
SLASHING ATTACK  OANIUN SETT 6331            8   5  1   88 GROW (512)
STRIKING ATTACK  TITAN 6796                  7   2  0   79 STEEL WOLVES (269)
AIMED BLOW       NYZEIL OGLATA 6753          9   4  0   60 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 ERBIN FRORLIN 6725.  The ten other most popular fighters were ELDAR BARRY 6334, 
VINN WULF 6755, HEXIM HSIDAR 6820, OANIUN SETT 6331, PIP'S GRANDMA 6834, FORCAS 6538, 
VALDRIC 3056, DAMAGED DENNY 6669, PIP'S DOGGIE 6835, and TITAN 6796.

The least popular fighter this week was QUORD RASSEL 6772.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were PRETTY MOTH 6838, NYNAEVE HAXAN 6826, BLUE ORC 6761, ETIEN 
HAXAN 5772, DIRTY OLD MAN 6391, DA ME 6844, BIG DUMB GUY 6845, ROKK 6842, THE DRUNK 
6843, and NIGHTSONG 6840.

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

THORIK (17-3125) STEEL WOLVES (269)