DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/17/2006    Duedate: 08/30/2006

ZUWAYZA ARENA

DM-19    TURN-541

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MODERN MATURITY
THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
(19-4855) [15-9-1,125]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MODERN MATURITY                POSITION IS EMPTY
THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)     
(19-4855) [15-9-1,125]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DEO VOLENTE                    MODERN MATURITY
JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)          THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
(19-4751) [20-14-1,98]         (19-4855) [15-9-1,125]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)       47
2. FUNKY FOLK (405)            22      VALAMOND'S CREW (357)
3. THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)  20      Unchartered Team
4. THE SIERRAS (393)           14
5. KARNHORN KARNAGE (310)       0       (-1)

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   6  1 71.4   1/ 2 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)     8  7 3
 2/ 2 THE SIERRAS (393)         70  31  3 69.3   2/ 1 FUNKY FOLK (405)          7  2 0
 3/ 3 FUNKY FOLK (405)          68  45  2 60.2   3/ 3 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241)  7  8 0
 4/ 4 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)    326 347 28 48.4   4/ 5 THE SIERRAS (393)         6  3 0
 5/ 5 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241) 341 443 15 43.5   5/ 4 VALAMOND'S CREW (357)     2  4 0
 6- 6 KARNHORN KARNAGE (310)    34  45  3 43.0   6- 6 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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

          + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ A Dark and Stormy Night ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     Hot Rod stared at his teammates in dismay and tried to grab the doorframe as
they pushed him out into the dark and stormy night.  "Listen, I never said we'd run a
carriage race in the dark!  And...the rain will make the streets slippery.  And then
there's the lightning, no telling what danger that might impose!  This is madness,
yes, madness!"
     "Ben Hur would have raced on a stormy night," Times stated.  "And he wouldn't
have minded the slickness, easier to do the corners on one wheel that way."
     "You need to work on your Instrument Rating, anyway," Flight Journal added.
"This is a perfect time."
     "It's madness!" Hot Rod shouted as his teammates forced him into the carriage
shed.  He saw that his horse was already harnessed, and it was prancing in place.
No, wait, his horse was not black and huge, and it did NOT have flaming red eyes!
And neither did the hostler--  "What's going on?" he demanded.  "Who is--"
     "It's time for you to earn your existence, mortal fool," Blood Sports said.  He
brought the carriage to a halt beside Hot Rod and tossed him into the seat with one
hand.  "Drive," he said.

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

      So impetuous, Ved Buens Ende!  One thing maturity will teach you is not to rush
upon events.  Allow them to come to you in their own time...or not to come, as the
circumstances work out.  There is no hurry.

                                   Modern Maturity

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail ZUWAYZA!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for your 
deeds.  It seems the training can make the difference, as FUNKY FOLK is pushed out of 
top team by JAGUAR WARRIORS, who came from 2nd with a 3-2-1 this turn.  And let's 
see, HEDED HAG fought SEA DAR and gained 32 points and contributed to JAGUAR 
WARRIORS' 3-2-1.  BRYAN has lost to HIDEKI HAO, falling 10 points, while helping make 
VALAMOND'S CREW a 0-1-0 turn.  DEO VOLENTE challenged for the Duelmastership this 
turn, attempting to dethrone THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS' warrior.  The attempts to dethrone 
the Duelmaster have failed, and MODERN MATURITY remains ZUWAYZA's top warrior for 
another turn.  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 FUNKY FOLK stable was 
the most avoided team this turn.  Come on ZUWAYZA, what are you afraid of?  And 
avoiding FUNKY FOLK more than any other team we find JAGUAR WARRIORS.  ZUWAYZA, are 
we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  Well, sports fans, take notice 
that BRYAN from VALAMOND'S CREW was ZUWAYZA's most challenged warrior this turn.   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  Hearty mugs of ale were raised in ZUWAYZA today as SEA DAR was bid farewell 
to a 12-7-0 warrior, with HEDED HAG of JAGUAR WARRIORS standing silent and pensive.  
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.   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep your 
swords sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to 
paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MODERN MATURITY 4855         15   9  1   125       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HEDED HAG 4872               10   3  3   117       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
 HAWKINS 4649                 12   2  1   114       THE SIERRAS (393)
 DEO VOLENTE 4751             20  14  1    98       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MURPHY 4703                  15   6  2    96       THE SIERRAS (393)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VED BUENS ENDE 4749          19  16  5    90       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CARY YON 4879                 6   3  0    64       FUNKY FOLK (405)
 HIDEKI HAO 4874               8   4  1    61       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LEW SIFFER 4875               7   1  1    51       FUNKY FOLK (405)
 HOT ROD 4854                 11  14  0    47       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 GENE POOLE 4888               4   1  0    41       FUNKY FOLK (405)
 BRYAN 4036                    8   2  0    37       VALAMOND'S CREW (357)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PUTRID DEFILER 4323           3   0  0    29       KARNHORN KARNAGE (310)
 MATARSE FURY 4880             4   7  1    27       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GELEB FLAMEFINGER 4338        2   0  0    18       KARNHORN KARNAGE (310)
 FLIGHT JOURNAL 4907           2   1  0    17       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 BLOOD SPORTS 4926             1   0  0    16       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 MUD 4910                      1   0  0    14       THE SIERRAS (393)
 RED LAKE 4834                 2   2  0     8       THE SIERRAS (393)
 TIMES 4908                    1   2  0     5       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
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         
SEA DAR 4721          12  7 0 THE SIERRAS 393       HEDED HAG 4872        541         
HELENA 4037            7  2 1 VALAMOND'S CREW 357   DEO VOLENTE 4751      540         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Modern Maturity -- You're not cooperating!  My sixth kill isn't gonna happen by
accident.  You have to be careless.  Next time we fight, drop your weapon. -- Ved
Buens Ende

Valamond -- Blessed be my Lord Kjarran for granting me my first kill.  How truly
honored you must be to have Helena fall to a Servant of Kjarran. -- Deo Volente

Sports Ill -- I hate losing a good teacher, but I can't let Ved get all the kills on
this team.  Somebody's gotta challenge him. -- Heded Hag

Cary On -- You are very good.  We'll fight again. -- Hidehi Hao

Gene Pool -- I'm never gonna beat you, am I?  <sob> -- Matarse Fury

Heded Hag -- Gods, you're...you're one of those Anti-Sports types!  Probably a COUCH
POTATO.  I hate you.  I will curse you as soon as I think of something good. -- Ghost
of Sports Illustrated

Bryan -- Listen, dude, I wasn't proposing a demolition derby! -- Hot Rod

Flaming Finger of Karnage strikes at the free press!  Read all about it! -- Times
P.S.  Ouch.  That was seriously painful, which they tell me means that YOU were doing
something right.  Ouch.

Red Lake -- I just buzzed the place to see if there were any fish biting.  You tried,
I'll give you that. -- Flight Journal

Ved Buens Ende -- Well, drat.  (stronger expletives get BEEPED somewhere in route,
dammit)  Did you tell that HAG to use a deadlier weapon? -- Ghost of Sports
Illustrated

Hideki Hao -- Uh...nobody said thinking was part of my job.  (sound of papers being
shuffled)  It isn't in the contract. -- Hot Rod
P.S.  But if you did, I wince but am glad for you, dammit.

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

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

VED BUENS ENDE was devastated by HAWKINS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
DEO VOLENTE was viciously subdued by MODERN MATURITY in a 3 minute Challenge battle.
HEDED HAG slaughtered SEA DAR in a 1 minute gory mismatched Challenge brawl.
HIDEKI HAO overpowered BRYAN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
MATARSE FURY devastated RED LAKE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
MURPHY devastated CARY YON in a 1 minute mismatched match.
HOT ROD was handily defeated by LEW SIFFER in a 1 minute uneven fight.
FLIGHT JOURNAL was vanquished by GENE POOLE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
TIMES was vanquished by MUD in a 1 minute uneven fight.
BLOOD SPORTS vanquished PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute brutal one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         SLASHING ATTACK   24 -  12 -  2      67  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-STRIKE      11 -   6 -  1      65  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW         5 -   3 -  1      63  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         LUNGING ATTACK    16 -  12 -  3      57  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -  10 -  0      47  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   6 -  1      33  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   6 -  0      33  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 541 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-LUNGE        1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  3         5  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    4 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  2         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  MODERN MATURITY 4855       15   9  1  125 THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
LUNGING ATTACK   HEDED HAG 4872             10   3  3  117 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-STRIKE     DEO VOLENTE 4751           20  14  1   98 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
STRIKING ATTACK  MURPHY 4703                15   6  2   96 THE SIERRAS (393)
AIMED BLOW       VED BUENS ENDE 4749        19  16  5   90 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
BASHING ATTACK   HIDEKI HAO 4874             8   4  1   61 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 MODERN MATURITY 4855.  The ten other most popular fighters were DEO VOLENTE 
4751, HIDEKI HAO 4874, BLOOD SPORTS 4926, HAWKINS 4649, HEDED HAG 4872, MURPHY 4703, 
LEW SIFFER 4875, GENE POOLE 4888, MUD 4910, and MATARSE FURY 4880.

The least popular fighter this week was TIMES 4908.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were FLIGHT JOURNAL 4907, HOT ROD 4854, CARY YON 4879, RED LAKE 4834, BRYAN 
4036, SEA DAR 4721, VED BUENS ENDE 4749, MATARSE FURY 4880, MUD 4910, and GENE POOLE 
4888.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

MODERN MATURITY (19-4855) THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)