DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/23/2005    Duedate: 07/06/2005

ZUWAYZA ARENA

DM-19    TURN-512

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

WHITE WOLF
THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
(19-3878) [14-19-1,108]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

WHITE WOLF                     KLYPP
THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)     SWEDEN (407)
(19-3878) [14-19-1,108]        (19-4816) [4-1-0,34]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

WHITE WOLF                     WHITE WOLF
THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)     THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
(19-3878) [14-19-1,108]        (19-3878) [14-19-1,108]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SWEDEN (407)                26
2. THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)  18      FUNKY FOLK (405)
3. JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)       13      Unchartered Team
4. FUNKY FOLK (405)             1
                                       SWEDEN (407)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2*SWEDEN (407)              13  10  1 56.5   1/ 1 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241) 10  2 0
 2/ 3 FUNKY FOLK (405)          23  22  0 51.1   2/ 2*SWEDEN (407)              7  2 0
 3/ 4 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)    267 316 19 45.8   3/ 3 FUNKY FOLK (405)          3  4 0
 4/ 5 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241) 287 380 13 43.0   4/ 5 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)     3  7 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.

     Your problem, Ding Hao, is that you're a woman, and the arenamaster has this
fixed bias against women warriors.  Unfortunate, unrealistic, but there it is.  Ah,
but, you say, I am also a woman warrior?  Not really, since I'm a golem.  He can
overlook my feminine form, ass that he is.  Life is strange, is it not?

                                    White Wolf

P.S.  Also, you were ranked too high.  I don't know what the handicapper was thinking
of!

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail ZUWAYZA!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for your 
deeds.  The SWEDEN guild has had a 3-1-0 turn and deserves to be watched in the 
future.  You never know where this kind of thing can lead.  And let's see, SUE SHE 
fought SPORTS III and gained 10 points and contributed to FUNKY FOLK's 1-2-0.  SPORTS 
III has lost to SUE SHE, falling 9 points, while helping make THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS a 
3-1-0 turn.  ADARA AL ZAHRA challenged for the Duelmastership this turn, attempting 
to dethrone THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS' warrior.  Defending hers title for another turn, 
WHITE WOLF kept JAGUAR WARRIORS' warrior, ADARA AL ZAHRA, from claiming the throne.  
Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I have heard from unimpeachable sources that The Drunken 
Ox 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.  I also notice that the SWEDEN stable was the 
most avoided team this turn.  Come on ZUWAYZA, what are you afraid of?  And avoiding 
SWEDEN more than any other team we find FUNKY FOLK.  ZUWAYZA, are we going to accept, 
or respect this sort of thing?  The most challenged warrior this turn was THE 
MAGNIFICENT MAGS' warrior SPORTS III.  More fighters challenged him than challenged 
the Duelmaster!   
     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.   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  Always good to rest in ZUWAYZA, but never good to wear out my 
welcome.  Look for me in future turns.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to 
paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHITE WOLF 3878              14  19  1   108       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ADARA AL ZAHRA 3989          25  14  0    97       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DING HAO 4750                11   5  3    76       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
 ELLE 4003                     8   5  0    72       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 (PLAIN WRAPPER) 4004          7   6  0    44       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 JERRY ATTRICKS 4797           6   5  0    44       FUNKY FOLK (405)
 SUE SHE 4844                  3   0  0    39       FUNKY FOLK (405)
 DEO VOLENTE 4751              7   8  0    35       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
 KLYPP 4816                    4   1  0    34       SWEDEN (407)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VED BUENS ENDE 4749           7   9  3    33       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
 SPORTS III 4812               4   7  0    29       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 YLVING 4815                   4   1  0    27       SWEDEN (407)
-JILL OPPY 4821                3   1  0    27       FUNKY FOLK (405)
-DAYNE JEROUS 4792             4   2  0    25       FUNKY FOLK (405)
 HALFDAN 4818                  3   2  1    25       SWEDEN (407)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SFORNO OBADJA 4662            2  17  0    23       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
 NJAL 4845                     2   0  0    20       SWEDEN (407)
 MEG LOMANIA 4843              1   1  0    15       FUNKY FOLK (405)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-UIG 4846                      0   1  0     1       SWEDEN (407)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

White Wolf -- I'm back!  And you're in my way. -- Adara Al Zahra

Sue She -- Perhaps it's time for me to go to the dark arena. -- Sforno Obadja

(Plain Wrapper) -- Still wearing that garish outfit? -- Ved Buens Ende

White Wolf -- You've got two of us trying for the DM title.  Looks like you'll be
busy so long as you sit on the throne. -- Ding Hao

Sports Ill -- You Mags haven't been good to us Jaguars lately.  We'll have to run
with a killer strat for awhile. -- Deo Volente

Jerry Attricks -- Ah, your bones are too old for this life. -- Elle
P.S.  And so is the rest of you, skin, muscles, all the stuff like that.  Not just
the bones.

Ved Buens Ende -- I don't know why you were GRUDGING about that loss.  It isn't like
it was a NEW EXPERIENCE, after all. -- (Plain Wrapper)

Deo Volente -- Ha!  I returned that volente with a volley, and I bounced you all OVER
the place.  I bet you're one big bruise tonight.  Ha! -- Sports Ill

7 June 2005
I am in the process of moving house, and spotlight writing for the next two months
will be very hit-and-miss. -- the Scribe

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ADARA AL ZAHRA was viciously subdued by WHITE WOLF in a 3 minute Challenge fight.
KLYPP handily defeated SFORNO OBADJA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
SUE SHE won victory over SPORTS III in a 1 minute Challenge brawl.
DING HAO was defeated by KHALHUMS DWARF in a crowd pleasing 2 minute match.
ELLE devastated JERRY ATTRICKS in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
(PLAIN WRAPPER) viciously subdued HALFDAN in a 2 minute gory master vs. amateur match.
DEO VOLENTE overcame FRATSFA SLAVE in a 6 minute gruesome expert vs. beginner melee.
VED BUENS ENDE defeated OSKSI NOBLE in a 2 minute duel.
YLVING won victory over MEG LOMANIA in a exciting 1 minute novice's fight.
NJAL handily defeated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 2 minute one-sided bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         SLASHING ATTACK   20 -  11 -  1      65  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -  11 -  1      58  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK     8 -   7 -  2      53  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         LUNGING ATTACK    17 -  15 -  1      53  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW         9 -  10 -  2      47  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         TOTAL PARRY        3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   8 -  0      27  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 512 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      ADARA AL ZAHRA 3989        25  14  0   97 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
STRIKING ATTACK  DING HAO 4750              11   5  3   76 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
SLASHING ATTACK  ELLE 4003                   8   5  0   72 THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
BASHING ATTACK   (PLAIN WRAPPER) 4004        7   6  0   44 THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
LUNGING ATTACK   JERRY ATTRICKS 4797         6   5  0   44 FUNKY FOLK (405)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is WHITE WOLF 3878.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was WHITE WOLF 3878.  The ten other most popular fighters were DING HAO 4750, (PLAIN 
WRAPPER) 4004, VED BUENS ENDE 4749, YLVING 4815, SUE SHE 4844, ELLE 4003, HALFDAN 
4818, MEG LOMANIA 4843, NJAL 4845, and KLYPP 4816.

The least popular fighter this week was DEO VOLENTE 4751.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SFORNO OBADJA 4662, ADARA AL ZAHRA 3989, JERRY ATTRICKS 4797, 
SPORTS III 4812, KLYPP 4816, NJAL 4845, MEG LOMANIA 4843, HALFDAN 4818, ELLE 4003, 
and SUE SHE 4844.

                    HOLD THE DATES!  (FACE-TO-FACE XXXV AND XXXVI)

Summer Face-to-Face Tournament XXXV in St. Louis!  
Our next summer FTF will be held in downtown St. Louis, July 29-31, 2005.  It will be 
at the Radisson Hotel & Suites, St. Louis (800-925-1395--ask for the Reality 
Simulations room block). Room rates are $99.00 per night, 1-4 occupancy.  The rooms 
are blocked--please make your reservation by mid-June before the block is released! 
Look for transportation info in the tournament information sheet.  See you there!

Winter Face-to-Face Tournament XXXVI in Tempe!
Our next winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 20-22, 2006.  It will be 
held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Tempe, Arizona (480-894-7444), the same hotel as 
last year by popular request.  Room rates are $139.00 per night (same as last year!), 
1-4 occupancy, which includes full cooked breakfast, complimentary manager's 
reception, free airport shuttle, free parking, high speed internet (for extra charge), 
fitness center, jacuzzi, and pool.  The rooms are blocked--please make your 
reservation soon before the block is released!  (This is prime season for Phoenix, and
several people were unable to book rooms last year because they waited too long.)  
Look for transportation info in the tournament information sheet.  We hope you're all 
looking forward to it and that we will see you there!