DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/03/2006    Duedate: 08/16/2006

ZUWAYZA ARENA

DM-19    TURN-540

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MODERN MATURITY
THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
(19-4855) [14-9-1,113]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MODERN MATURITY                BRYAN
THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)     VALAMOND'S CREW (357)
(19-4855) [14-9-1,113]         (19-4036) [8-1-0,47]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DEO VOLENTE                    MURPHY
JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)          THE SIERRAS (393)
(19-4751) [20-13-1,103]        (19-4703) [14-6-2,90]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

FUNKY FOLK (405)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)       33
2. FUNKY FOLK (405)            24      THE SIERRAS (393)
3. VALAMOND'S CREW (357)       14      Unchartered Team
4. THE SIERRAS (393)           10
5. KARNHORN KARNAGE (310)       8      VALAMOND'S CREW (357)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*VALAMOND'S CREW (357)     15   5  1 75.0   1/ 1 FUNKY FOLK (405)          7  1 0
 2/ 0 THE SIERRAS (393)         67  29  3 69.8   2/ 2 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)     7  8 2
 3/ 2 FUNKY FOLK (405)          66  44  2 60.0   3/ 4 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241)  6  7 0
 4/ 3 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)    323 345 27 48.4   4/ 3*VALAMOND'S CREW (357)     4  3 0
 5/ 4 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241) 339 440 15 43.5   5/ 0 THE SIERRAS (393)         3  1 0
 6/ 0 KARNHORN KARNAGE (310)    34  45  3 43.0   6/ 0 KARNHORN KARNAGE (310)    1  0 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.

      That was the mature and thoughtful decision, Deo Volente.  When you are
"dangerously stunned," accept the loss.

                                   Modern Maturity

P.S.  And try not to be so grudging next time.  Sulking and pouting is childish.

                                      SPY REPORT

     The sages err'd not in their foretelling of a god descending upon ZUWAYZA, for 
I, Novgorodny Vir, have returned!  JAGUAR WARRIORS had cause to celebrate, after DEO 
VOLENTE got 23 points by beating HELENA.  A certain someone should cut down on the 
drinking and practice more, after losing 9 points to CARY YON.  (Discrete enough, 
HIDEKI HAO?) You could cut the tension with a scimitar as VED BUENS ENDE of JAGUAR 
WARRIORS met the Duelmaster.  MODERN MATURITY successfully staved off a grab for the 
roses by VED BUENS ENDE of JAGUAR WARRIORS.  Does ZUWAYZA have no one talented enough 
to dethrone it?  Word has it one team in ZUWAYZA is using psychics to predict wins.  
They lead a charmed life!   
     So much to report, so little time!  To quell some nasty rumors, the guys in 
VALAMOND'S CREW are not carrying any incurable diseases.  No need to avoid 'em.  As a 
woman of good breeding scorns the "warriors" of JAGUAR WARRIORS, so did that sorry 
team shy from VALAMOND'S CREW Everyone is famous for fifteen minutes, and HELENA is 
it right now.  Most challenged warrior.  Isn't VALAMOND'S CREW proud!   
     Like the wind whispering among the pines, do hearest I many disquieting rumors.  
Perhaps JAGUAR WARRIORS were the only ones left untouched by HELENA demise.  Can 
anyone ever take hers place?  Or do I exaggerate?  The audience gave a nice round of 
rasberries to SPORTS III of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS, for expiring in such an ungraceful 
fashion.  14-25-1, indeed!  Oh hard!  that to strike a flame, the match itself must 
needs be wasting!   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  More important duties call me.  Like a mixed 
metaphor, and an overtaxed simile, I now bid ZUWAYZA farewell-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MODERN MATURITY 4855         14   9  1   113       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEO VOLENTE 4751             20  13  1   103       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
 HAWKINS 4649                 11   2  1   103       THE SIERRAS (393)
 VED BUENS ENDE 4749          19  15  5    96       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
 SEA DAR 4721                 12   6  0    93       THE SIERRAS (393)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MURPHY 4703                  14   6  2    90       THE SIERRAS (393)
 HEDED HAG 4872                9   3  2    85       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CARY YON 4879                 6   2  0    66       FUNKY FOLK (405)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRYAN 4036                    8   1  0    47       VALAMOND'S CREW (357)
 HOT ROD 4854                 11  13  0    46       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 HIDEKI HAO 4874               7   4  1    45       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
-LEW SIFFER 4875               6   1  1    36       FUNKY FOLK (405)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GENE POOLE 4888               3   1  0    32       FUNKY FOLK (405)
-PUTRID DEFILER 4323           3   0  0    29       KARNHORN KARNAGE (310)
 FLIGHT JOURNAL 4907           2   0  0    24       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GELEB FLAMEFINGER 4338        2   0  0    18       KARNHORN KARNAGE (310)
 MATARSE FURY 4880             3   7  1    17       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
 RED LAKE 4834                 2   1  0    13       THE SIERRAS (393)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TIMES 4908                    1   1  0     7       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
HOLLY WOULD 4906       0  1 0 FUNKY FOLK 405        HIGH ELF 379          540 NONE    
SUE SHEE 4844         14  5 1 FUNKY FOLK 405        VED BUENS ENDE 4749   537 REVENGED
SPORTS III 4812       14 25 1 THE MAGNIFICENT M 241 HEDED HAG 4872        540         
GUY 4887               3  5 0 THE MAGNIFICENT M 241 MATARSE FURY 4880     536 NOT REVE
KNACK 4040             0  1 0 VALAMOND'S CREW 357   SPYMASTER 382         540 NONE    
HELENA 4037            7  2 1 VALAMOND'S CREW 357   DEO VOLENTE 4751      540         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Sports Ill -- Next time I'm using a deadlier weapon. -- Ved Buen Ende

Modern Maturity -- Your turn to write a DM column.  Don't fail us. -- Deo Volente

Bryan -- So much for your undefeated record.  Now you're just an ordinary warrior
just like the rest of us. -- Heded Hag

Hot Rod -- I think I found my favorite weapon.  What do you think? -- Hideki Hao

Geene Pool -- Ugh!  My career is gonna be long and lonely.  And lousy. -- Matarse
Fury

Valamond -- We are Servants of Kjarran!  It is our duty to make sacrifices to Our
Lord Kjarran.  We are thinking of sacrificing one of yours next. -- Noachian, Servant
of Kjarran, mgr. Jaguar Warriors

Helena -- Come on, get a little closer. I'm waiting for you. -- Ved Buens Ende

Ved Buens Ende -- Well, drat.  You just don't have the sporting attitude.  Remember,
it isn't whether you win or lose (so you might as well lose) but how you play the
game that matters.  Right? -- Sports Ill.
P.S.  No, of course you don't believe me.  I'm just not persuasive enough.  Darn.

Hideki Hao -- You might as well WALK if you're going to be like that! -- Hot Rod
P.S.  And I'll come roaring up behind you and RUN YOU DOWN.  So there.

So, is this "Persistent Beggar" a normal opponent?  Should I work out the proper
tactics for dealing with him?  Force him into the side of a hill, perhaps....  Hmm.
-- Flight Journal

Mordant being drained of its fighting strength by desertion!  Read all about it! --
Times

Helena -- You'd better! -- Hot Rod

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

HOLLY WOULD was butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
KNACK was slaughtered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
VED BUENS ENDE was overcome by MODERN MATURITY in a 1 minute Challenge Title match.
DEO VOLENTE delivered the death blow upon HELENA in a 2 minute Challenge contest.
HEDED HAG murdered SPORTS III in a 1 minute gruesome mismatched Challenge competition.
HIDEKI HAO was overpowered by CARY YON in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge struggle.
MATARSE FURY was devastated by GENE POOLE in a 1 minute Challenge competition.
HAWKINS handily defeated KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute uneven melee.
MURPHY won victory over M. CHARDINEE in a popular 3 minute duel.
SEA DAR vanquished VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute gory one-sided duel.
BRYAN beat HOT ROD in a 2 minute melee.
GELEB FLAMEFINGER beat TIMES in a 1 minute brutal fight.
RED LAKE was subdued by FLIGHT JOURNAL in a 1 minute amateur's competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-STRIKE      12 -   4 -  1      75  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         AIMED BLOW         6 -   2 -  1      75  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         SLASHING ATTACK   23 -  12 -  2      66  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         LUNGING ATTACK    16 -  11 -  2      59  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -  11 -  0      45  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   5 -  0      44  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   6 -  1      33  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   7 -  0      30  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 540 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     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  2         3  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    4 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         2  PARRY-STRIKE   
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         2  STRIKING ATTACK
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  MODERN MATURITY 4855       14   9  1  113 THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
PARRY-STRIKE     DEO VOLENTE 4751           20  13  1  103 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
AIMED BLOW       VED BUENS ENDE 4749        19  15  5   96 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
LUNGING ATTACK   SEA DAR 4721               12   6  0   93 THE SIERRAS (393)
STRIKING ATTACK  MURPHY 4703                14   6  2   90 THE SIERRAS (393)
BASHING ATTACK   HIDEKI HAO 4874             7   4  1   45 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DEO VOLENTE 4751.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was MURPHY 4703.  The ten other most popular fighters were DEO VOLENTE 4751, 
MODERN MATURITY 4855, HELENA 4037, SEA DAR 4721, BRYAN 4036, HEDED HAG 4872, CARY YON 
4879, GENE POOLE 4888, HAWKINS 4649, and HOT ROD 4854.

The least popular fighter this week was TIMES 4908.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MATARSE FURY 4880, HIDEKI HAO 4874, SPORTS III 4812, KNACK 4040, VED 
BUENS ENDE 4749, HOLLY WOULD 4906, FLIGHT JOURNAL 4907, RED LAKE 4834, GELEB 
FLAMEFINGER 4338, and HOT ROD 4854.

               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