DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

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

TALCAMA ARENA

DM-18    TURN-539

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

JOSH
SHEPHERDS (252)
(18-9109) [18-3-0,149]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ASURION                        HERBERT KORNFELD
BURN N' PILLAGE (218)          M.S. OFFICE SUPPLY (668)
(18-8607) [26-14-0,150]        (18-9283) [1-0-0,12]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ASURION                        WHET WILLIAM
BURN N' PILLAGE (218)          CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
(18-8607) [26-14-0,150]        (18-9280) [3-1-0,30]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

WASTELAND (207)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WASTELAND (207)             48
2. BURN N' PILLAGE (218)       45      HELLBOURNE (653)
3. STAR WARS: KOTOR (624)      40      Unchartered Team
4. THE GUARDIANS II (479)      23
5. HELLBOURNE (653)            22      M.S. OFFICE SUPPLY (668)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 3 HELLBOURNE (653)          58  41  1 58.6   1/ 1 WASTELAND (207)          14  1 0
 2- 2*OF WOLF AND MAN (620)      7   5  0 58.3   2/ 3 BURN N' PILLAGE (218)    11  4 1
 3/ 4 OF WOLF AND MAN II (630)  84  64  6 56.8   3/ 2 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)     8  7 0
 4/ 6 WASTELAND (207)          668 630 43 51.5   4/ 4 BIG MEAN FISH (171)       7  7 0
 5/ 7 BURN N' PILLAGE (218)    680 647 33 51.2   5/ 6 VINCERE AUT MORI (626)    7  8 2
 6/ 8 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)    933 915 56 50.5   6/ 7 OF WOLF AND MAN II (630)  6  0 0
 7/ 0*M.S. OFFICE SUPPLY (668)   1   1  0 50.0   7/ 5 SHEPHERDS (252)           6  9 0
 8- 9 SEA DOGS (224)           213 217 12 49.5   8/ 8 GOLDEN LEGION (591)       5  6 1
 9/10 BIG MEAN FISH (171)      668 693 34 49.1   9/15 HELLBOURNE (653)          4  1 0
10/ 0 THE GUARDIANS II (479)   111 119  7 48.3  10-10 PENTARCHIE-18 (508)       3  2 0
11/12 STREET PIZZA (106)       701 795 53 46.9  11-12 FUNKY FOLK (625)          3  4 1
12/11 VINCERE AUT MORI (626)    93 106  7 46.7  12/18 STAR WARS: KOTOR (624)    3 12 2
13-13 PENTARCHIE-18 (508)      289 339  9 46.0  13- 9 SEA DOGS (224)            2  3 1
14/14 SHEPHERDS (252)          629 770 31 45.0  14/13 ARROGANCE (347)           2 10 0
15/15 GOLDEN LEGION (591)       27  37  1 42.2  15/ 0*M.S. OFFICE SUPPLY (668)  1  1 0
16-16 FUNKY FOLK (625)          33  50  4 39.8  16-11*OF WOLF AND MAN (620)     1  3 0
17/17 STAR WARS: KOTOR (624)    76 121  7 38.6  17/ 0 THE GUARDIANS II (479)    1  4 1

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
18/18 ARROGANCE (347)          413 721 27 36.4  18/16 STREET PIZZA (106)        1  6 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.

Survival should grant me immortality, so here are my vital statistics, according to
Assur:

9-3-9-21-9-12-21 AB Very Little/Normal
26/16(-3)/30/13?/20(+1)/17

Assur is pretty proud of me doing so well with zero tournament experience.  I was
just never timed well enough to participate.  I'm sure I will see an ADM career, but
not necessarily under Assur's leadership.  Assuming I survive, my final fight will be
in the Dark Arena.

My challenges go out to P'Tain and Blown Away.  Both these managers have shown that
they aren't killers, so even if I lose, I should have a decent change to survive.  My
avoids go to Jolly and Tripwire.  (Jolly because of his nasty Piker, who I mistakenly
reported with 2 extra PP's.  He should get his invite this turn as well.  Tripwire
because he's just a nasty killing manager with a couple of warriors that I don't
necessarily match up well with).

Cheers.

-- Joshua

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster, back to give you this week's Spy Report.  Sit 
back in your seats and we'll have more fun than a barrel of Zontanis.  For every 
winner there is a loser.  Speaking of losers, lets take a look at OF WOLF AND MAN, 
who went down to 11th from 16th.  Life is tough.  Coming up with a solid 2-0-0 
outing, HELLBOURNE has advanced 6 places in the rankings.  BURN N' PILLAGE is no joke 
as it posted a 4-1-1 week advancing from 3rd place to 2nd place.  Hey everybody, 
watch out for KREIA, who flew up 27 points in the rankings after mashing HI I'M NEON, 
I'M... like a melon.  Keep your eye on this gal.  And falling like a basher in the 
top ten was ADAMANT, who dropped 13 points after a disappointing (to say the least) 
bout with VISTA BLOWS.  Well, everybody's pal JOSH moved his record to 18-3-0 by 
defeating ROCK CROAKER in the Duelmaster's Title Bout and gaining 9 recognition 
points.  Advice to bashers--never force anything, just get a bigger halberd!   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!  
And hey, kiddies, those of you who didn't avoid OF WOLF AND MAN II, please raise you 
hand.  Wow.  Does TALCAMA really have that many liars?  Okay, so I may not be funny, 
but catch CENTER FOR OLDS' act in the arena.  Those acrobats seem to be fairly deft 
at running from OF WOLF AND MAN II.  Well dang howdy, but if challenges were votes, 
HOFFA would be president.  Although it may be a contest he doesn't want to win.  Can 
any one out there say 'weasel'?  Oh well, just saying WHET WILLIAM will do.  He 
challenged 19 points down to trash GOLD BRICK.  Definition of petty:  WHET WILLIAM 
defeated GOLD BRICK, a mismatch of 19 points.  VARIABLE of BURN N' PILLAGE had better 
have a good reason for challenging down 10 points in a challenge which it won.  I 
thought VARIABLE showed great skill and promise when it bested DOC STEELE.  All 
right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  Carrion Bird Cinematic Humor:  ASHER II:  
THE REMATCH.  We might as well mark the passing of HI I'M NEON, I'M..., who was 
relatively new to the arena at 4-2-2.  Probably killed before its first shave.  Well, 
the arena is no place for slow learners (and hopefully T.P.s) and STEELE BRAIN PAN 
demonstrated that very violently on GLITTER's body.  Carrion Bird Frustration:  HI 
I'M NEON, I'M... in platemail.  Congrats to CHUNKY SUPERDUDE for revenging the death 
of his teammate (but more importantly, feeding GO-TO a bit of dirt).  Ask not the 
elves for counsel, for they will say both yes and no.  Silly buggers, eh?   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in TALCAMA have no 
sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some 
tracks.  Hasta la bye-bye.  (Loud choruses of 'Beat it, ya bum!')-- The Unknown 
Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOSH 9109                    18   3  0   149       SHEPHERDS (252)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ASURION 8607                 26  14  0   150       BURN N' PILLAGE (218)
 DOWN W SICKNESS 8714         22  16  1   128       OF WOLF AND MAN II (630)
-BLOWN AWAY 8636              24  14  0   112       PENTARCHIE-18 (508)
 THARKON 9112                 13   7  1   109       VINCERE AUT MORI (626)
 FEAR 8715                    17  11  0   106       OF WOLF AND MAN II (630)
 THE S-MAN 9054               14  12  0   102       SHEPHERDS (252)
 ROCK CROAKER 8971            19  12  0    98       BIG MEAN FISH (171)
 ENTEK 9151                    9  10  0    97       BURN N' PILLAGE (218)
 MR THIRD TIME 8668           25  20  0    95       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
 A'AMON 8806                  11   4  0    93       HELLBOURNE (653)
-P'TAIN 9008                  10   7  0    91       HELLBOURNE (653)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 'SLOSHERS 8460               14  47  0    89       ARROGANCE (347)
 CHUNKY SUPERDUDE 8693        21  22  0    87       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
 SHADRACH 8976                17  15  0    85       SHEPHERDS (252)
 GHOST GOBY 9029              15  14  0    85       BIG MEAN FISH (171)
 LACTAID 8467                 19  27  0    84       BURN N' PILLAGE (218)
-PETIT TROLL BAVEUX 8978      18   6  0    84       PENTARCHIE-18 (508)
 WOLF CICHLID 9253             7   2  0    83       BIG MEAN FISH (171)
 HEXALUS 8869                 21  14  0    81       VINCERE AUT MORI (626)
 MR. DUTCH CRUNCH 9257         7   2  0    78       WASTELAND (207)
-DREW PEA 8765                 9   8  1    75       FUNKY FOLK (625)
 HOFFA 8478                    7  52  0    73       ARROGANCE (347)
 HK-47 8584                   14  26  0    69       STAR WARS: KOTOR (624)
 SMELL CAREFULLY 8889         13  23  1    69       STREET PIZZA (106)
 MISSION VAO 8891             15  21  1    67       STAR WARS: KOTOR (624)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VARIABLE 9121                11   9  0    66       BURN N' PILLAGE (218)
 MARV JR 9288                  4   0  0    66       WASTELAND (207)
-INDENTURED OARSMAN 9167       6   3  0    65       SEA DOGS (224)
-DINAH MIGHT 9229              5   1  1    64       FUNKY FOLK (625)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KREIA 9082                    4  19  2    56       STAR WARS: KOTOR (624)
 SOUND THE VANILLA! 9209       8   2  0    55       WASTELAND (207)
 VISTA BLOWS 9258              6   3  0    55       WASTELAND (207)
 DOC STEELE 8890               7  29  0    50       ARROGANCE (347)
-KA'ZEEN 8858                  7   7  0    48       HELLBOURNE (653)
-THE CLOSER 9187               5   1  1    44       OF WOLF AND MAN II (630)
 ADAMANT 8075                  6   4  1    42       GOLDEN LEGION (591)
 GAD 9239                      6   4  1    39       SHEPHERDS (252)
-V'DO 9051                     6   8  0    38       HELLBOURNE (653)
-BIG GLOU GLAIREAUX 9044       6   8  0    38       PENTARCHIE-18 (508)
 AKAI 9213                     4   8  1    36       BURN N' PILLAGE (218)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FLEECE 9211                   4   3  0    33       GOLDEN LEGION (591)
 STEELE BRAIN PAN 8615         3   6  1    33       THE GUARDIANS II (479)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SHEWISH WHALER 9272           3   1  0    33       SEA DOGS (224)
 WHET WILLIAM 9280             3   1  0    30       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
-ZELANA 9240                   3   1  0    29       OF WOLF AND MAN II (630)
 PANTHER GROUPER 9273          3   3  0    28       BIG MEAN FISH (171)
 DARTH SION 9233               4   7  0    25       STAR WARS: KOTOR (624)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GO-TO 9232                    2   9  2    23       STAR WARS: KOTOR (624)
 GOOSE 9277                    3   1  0    15       GOLDEN LEGION (591)
 Z'DANE 9281                   2   1  0    14       HELLBOURNE (653)
 HERBERT KORNFELD 9283         1   0  0    12       M.S. OFFICE SUPPLY (668)
 UNGOOD 9297                   1   1  0    11       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
-POOK 8492                     3   1  0    10       OF WOLF AND MAN (620)
 SORICCA THE CRAZED 9305       1   0  0    10       VINCERE AUT MORI (626)
-KUNG 8493                     2   2  0     8       OF WOLF AND MAN (620)
 GOLD BRICK 9278               2   2  0     8       GOLDEN LEGION (591)
 LOCO REY 9274                 1   4  1     8       VINCERE AUT MORI (626)
 CULITA 9269                   1   4  1     8       VINCERE AUT MORI (626)
-GUS PACHIO 9230               1   0  0     7       FUNKY FOLK (625)
-SHEWISH CORSAIR 9237          0   1  0     7       SEA DOGS (224)
-RAASHUB 9202                  0   1  0     7       OF WOLF AND MAN II (630)
 MANAGER 9303                  0   2  0     2       ARROGANCE (347)
 GERALD LUKENBILL 9286         0   1  0     1       M.S. OFFICE SUPPLY (668)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
DOC LEGRANDE 9304      0  1 0 ARROGANCE 347         CULITA 9269           538         
RED MOKI 9254          5  3 0 BIG MEAN FISH 171     ADAMANT 8075          538         
NO 9306                0  1 0 CENTER FOR OLDS 108   HIGH ELF 423          539 NONE    
INGROWN NOSE HAI 9235  3  6 0 CENTER FOR OLDS 108   GO-TO 9232            538 JUST REV
DICK TATER 9275        0  2 0 FUNKY FOLK 625        LOCO REY 9274         538         
GLITTER 9206           5  5 0 GOLDEN LEGION 591     STEELE BRAIN PAN 8615 539         
DOC STOOLE 8951        0  2 0 THE GUARDIANS II 479  STONE GOLEM 430       539 NONE    
LESION 7 8922          0  3 0 THE GUARDIANS II 479  MOUNTAIN TROLL 422    539 NONE    
BRAIN OF STEELE 9064   0  1 0 THE GUARDIANS II 479  WIRYDON THE GIANT 425 539 NONE    
HI I'M NEON, I'M 8577  4  2 2 THE GUARDIANS II 479  KREIA 9082            539         
UN HUMBLE 9245         3  2 0 PENTARCHIE-18 508     RED WING 8701         536         
DRUNKEN SAILOR 9041   11 16 1 SEA DOGS 224          DINAH MIGHT 9229      538         
ASHER 9238             3  7 0 SHEPHERDS 252         AKAI 9213             539         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Hexalus -- Great fight!  Enjoyed it thoroughly.  I've just got to challenge for a
rematch, though. -- Solomon

Sound the Vanilla! -- Somehow, that vanilla flavoring made that beating not taste so
bad! -- Gad

Akai -- Ok, scratch that weapon from usage... -- Asher

Dark Knight Toker -- Congrats on the Slasher grad. -- Assur

TMM -- If you kill another of my warriors potentially one fight away from graduation,
I'm gonna make you pay....  (Still upset about The Wandering Star, my 3 Strength
Basher one win away from graduation) -- Assur

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

DOC STOOLE was dealt death by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
LESION 7 was viciously butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 3 minute Dark Arena battle.
BRAIN OF STEELE was assassinated by WIRYDON THE GIANTESS in a 1 minute duel.
NO was butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena contest.
CHUNKY SUPERDUDE overpowered GO-TO in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud match.
THARKON devastated MOOPS! in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
THE S-MAN devastated HEXALUS in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
ENTEK handily defeated 'SLOSHERS in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
A'AMON vanquished LACTAID in a action packed 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
VARIABLE vanquished DOC STEELE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
MR. DUTCH CRUNCH overpowered HOFFA in a 2 minute gory one-sided Challenge melee.
VISTA BLOWS savagely defeated ADAMANT in a 2 minute bloody Challenge match.
WHET WILLIAM viciously subdued GOLD BRICK in a 7 minute novice's Challenge contest.
ASHER was executed by AKAI in a 2 minute gory mismatched Challenge conflict.
LOCO REY was vanquished by DARTH SION in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
CULITA was overcome by Z'DANE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute amateur's Challenge bout.
JOSH defeated ROCK CROAKER in a exciting 1 minute veteran's Title bout.
COLON CONVOY overpowered HK-47 in a 2 minute one-sided match.
SHADRACH was handily defeated by FEAR in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
DOWN W SICKNESS overpowered GHOST GOBY in a exciting 1 minute uneven fight.
MR THIRD TIME was overpowered by ASURION in a action packed 2 minute uneven fray.
WOLF CICHLID overpowered SOUND THE VANILLA! in a 1 minute one-sided match.
SMELL CAREFULLY overpowered GAD in a popular 1 minute gruesome one-sided duel.
MISSION VAO was overpowered by MARV JR in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
HI I'M NEON, I'M... was dispatched by KREIA in a action packed 3 minute bout.
UNGOOD was handily defeated by FLEECE in a 1 minute brutal uneven bout.
GLITTER was easily killed by STEELE BRAIN PAN in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
PANTHER GROUPER defeated GOOSE in a action packed 1 minute fight.
MANAGER was handily defeated by HERBERT KORNFELD in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
GERALD LUKENBILL was demolished by SORICCA THE CRAZED 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|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  13         AIMED BLOW        73 -  33 -  0      69  |
|AIMED BLOW                       9         PARRY-STRIKE      22 -  15 -  1      59  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      9         LUNGING ATTACK    76 -  70 -  3      52  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         SLASHING ATTACK   24 -  25 -  1      49  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    6         PARRY-LUNGE       10 -  11 -  1      48  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         BASHING ATTACK    17 -  19 -  2      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         STRIKING ATTACK   28 -  33 -  4      46  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY       33 -  60 -  1      35  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         WALL OF STEEL     16 -  38 -  3      30  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -  18 -  1      28  |

Turn 539 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       2 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  8         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         7 -  2     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  PARRY-STRIKE   
LUNGING ATTACK     8 -  5     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  3         2  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  3         1  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  3                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  3                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       JOSH 9109                  18   3  0  149 SHEPHERDS (252)
PARRY-STRIKE     ASURION 8607               26  14  0  150 BURN N' PILLAGE (218)
SLASHING ATTACK  DOWN W SICKNESS 8714       22  16  1  128 OF WOLF AND MAN II (630)
LUNGING ATTACK   THARKON 9112               13   7  1  109 VINCERE AUT MORI (626)
STRIKING ATTACK  FEAR 8715                  17  11  0  106 OF WOLF AND MAN II (630)
TOTAL PARRY      ROCK CROAKER 8971          19  12  0   98 BIG MEAN FISH (171)
WALL OF STEEL    ADAMANT 8075                6   4  1   42 GOLDEN LEGION (591)
PARRY-LUNGE      GAD 9239                    6   4  1   39 SHEPHERDS (252)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ASURION 8607.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was HI I'M NEON, I'M... 8577.  The ten other most popular fighters were WHET WILLIAM 
9280, LESION 7 8922, ASURION 8607, THE S-MAN 9054, MR. DUTCH CRUNCH 9257, JOSH 9109, 
VISTA BLOWS 9258, Z'DANE 9281, GOOSE 9277, and ENTEK 9151.

The least popular fighter this week was GERALD LUKENBILL 9286.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were MANAGER 9303, GLITTER 9206, UNGOOD 9297, MISSION VAO 8891, 
SOUND THE VANILLA! 9209, SHADRACH 8976, ROCK CROAKER 8971, GOLD BRICK 9278, ADAMANT 
8075, and HOFFA 8478.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

JOSH (18-9109) SHEPHERDS (252)
ASURION (18-8607) BURN N' PILLAGE (218)
FEAR (18-8715) OF WOLF AND MAN II (630)

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

MOOPS! (18-8662) STREET PIZZA (106)
COLON CONVOY (18-9115) WASTELAND (207)