DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/14/2006    Duedate: 09/27/2006

ZUWAYZA ARENA

DM-19    TURN-543

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

HEDED HAG
JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
(19-4872) [12-3-4,135]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HEDED HAG                      CHOCOLATE
JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)          WALI'S FINEST (419)
(19-4872) [12-3-4,135]         (19-4925) [1-1-0,22]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DEO VOLENTE                    FLIGHT JOURNAL
JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)          THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
(19-4751) [21-15-1,86]         (19-4907) [2-3-0,9]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. FUNKY FOLK (405)            38
2. WALI'S FINEST (419)         34      VALAMOND'S CREW (357)
3. TAHAHN HAH (420)            15      Unchartered Team
4. THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)   9
5. VALAMOND'S CREW (357)        1      WALI'S FINEST (419)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 4*WALI'S FINEST (419)        7   3  0 70.0   1/ 1 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)     9  5 2
 2- 2 THE SIERRAS (393)         70  31  3 69.3   2/ 5*WALI'S FINEST (419)       7  3 0
 3/ 1 VALAMOND'S CREW (357)     15   7  1 68.2   3/ 3 FUNKY FOLK (405)          6  4 0
 4/ 3 FUNKY FOLK (405)          72  48  2 60.0   4/ 4 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241)  6  9 0
 5/ 5 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)    332 350 29 48.7   5- 2 THE SIERRAS (393)         3  2 0
 6/ 6 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241) 345 449 15 43.5   6/ 6*TAHAHN HAH (420)          2  8 0
 7/ 8*TAHAHN HAH (420)           2   8  0 20.0   7/ 8 VALAMOND'S CREW (357)     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.

Hey all.  Made it to Duelmaster, sooner than I thought I would.  Thanks to Modern
Maturity for graduating.  And to my teammates, Deo and Ved, who have been in a bit of
a slump.  Don't know when I'll graduate.  So I'll just hang out here for as long as I
can.  Eventually, I'll get my invite.

Heded Hag
Jaguar Warriors
Servant of Kjarran

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of ZUWAYZA!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Warriors--remember that glory waits 
always around the corner!  Witness how this week WALI'S FINEST went 4-1-0 to move up 
3 in the rankings.  CHOCOLATE caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission 
as she skillfully bested BLOOD SPORTS and was awarded 21 points in recognition.  Not 
for nothing has HEDED HAG in the past laid claim to the Duelmaster's throne, and this 
week he's proven his combat skill yet again.  Would you believe that over half of the 
old women in ZUWAYZA seem to feel that they could fight better than you gladiators?   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city ZUWAYZA.  Mighty fighters cannot but expect competition from those 
below.  CARY YON take warning!  You have more than a few enemies in ZUWAYZA.  I can 
not but mention with disdain the name of DEO VOLENTE who this week posted a challenge 
to a warrior a full 12 points below in the rankings.  I thought DEO VOLENTE showed 
great skill and promise when she lost to CARY YON.  All right, so I slept through it! 
Big deal!   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  Some guilds are strict but few are as 
heartless as FUNKY FOLK.  Witness, last turn they sent GENE POOLE, a 5-1-0 fighter, 
to the Dark Arena!  Many townsmen have begin to remark over the fact that after one 
more round of duels VALAMOND'S CREW's Bloodfeud against DEO VOLENTE will have 
expired.  Some say a warrior is judged by the way he bears arms.  One thing is sure, 
better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  More than a sharp eye must I keep, indeed a 
stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari await me!  
Till next we meet remember:  a fool flies into a rage quickly and often.  The wise 
are angered by the same thing only once.  Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HEDED HAG 4872               12   3  4   135       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HAWKINS 4649                 12   2  1   114       THE SIERRAS (393)
 CARY YON 4879                 8   3  0   110       FUNKY FOLK (405)
-MURPHY 4703                  15   6  2    96       THE SIERRAS (393)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEO VOLENTE 4751             21  15  1    86       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
-VED BUENS ENDE 4749          19  17  5    79       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
 HIDEKI HAO 4874               9   5  1    71       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LEW SIFFER 4875               8   2  1    58       FUNKY FOLK (405)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOT ROD 4854                 11  16  0    49       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 MATARSE FURY 4880             6   7  1    49       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
-BRYAN 4036                    8   2  0    37       VALAMOND'S CREW (357)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TIMES 4908                    3   2  0    23       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 CHOCOLATE 4925                1   1  0    22       WALI'S FINEST (419)
 WHITE CHOCOATE 4923           2   0  0    18       WALI'S FINEST (419)
-MUD 4910                      1   0  0    14       THE SIERRAS (393)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DARK CHOCOLATE 4922           1   1  0    12       WALI'S FINEST (419)
 CARAMEL 4921                  2   0  0    11       WALI'S FINEST (419)
 NIFTY NICKEL 4941             1   0  0    11       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 FLIGHT JOURNAL 4907           2   3  0     9       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
-RED LAKE 4834                 2   2  0     8       THE SIERRAS (393)
 BLOOD SPORTS 4926             2   1  0     7       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 ONG-BAK 4928                  1   1  0     4       TAHAHN HAH (420)
 JEWEL 4924                    1   1  0     4       WALI'S FINEST (419)
 GRUNT 4929                    0   2  0     2       TAHAHN HAH (420)
 FINESSE 4930                  0   2  0     2       TAHAHN HAH (420)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
M. CHARDINEE 374       0  1 0   1                   HEDED HAG 4872        543 NONE    
GENE POOLE 4888        5  2 0 FUNKY FOLK 405        DARK CHAMPION 384     543 NONE    
BILLY CLUBB 4937       0  1 0 FUNKY FOLK 405        STONE GOLEM 386       543 NONE    
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         
POOCHY DAHP 4931       0  2 0 TAHAHN HAH 420        SPYMASTER 382         543 NONE    
HUMLAE 4927            1  1 0 TAHAHN HAH 420        BLACK ORC 380         543 NONE    
NICK 4038              0  1 0 VALAMOND'S CREW 357   STONE GOLEM 386       543 NONE    
HELENA 4037            7  2 1 VALAMOND'S CREW 357   DEO VOLENTE 4751      540         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Noachian -- You really think your guys are good, don't you?  In case you hadn't
noticed, I didn't change my strategy or issue a challenge or avoid the entire time my
guys were fighting in here.  They were only here for tourney prep and it took you
eight turns just to figure out how to beat them.  I should be the one snickering,
loser!  Just wait and see what happens when my guys finish fighting in the next
tournament.  Muhahahahaha. -- Valamond

Cary Yon -- You're trying to kill me, aren't you?  Naughty naughty!  I'm the killer
in this arena! -- Ved Buens Ende

Lew Siffer -- Ha!  Back to Hades with you! -- Hikeki Hao

Hot Rod -- I want a fast car.  A chariot just doesn't do it for me. -- Matarse Fury

Wali's Finest, Tahahn Hah -- Welcome to the Holy City!  We hope you'll stick around a
while cause we need new teams.  May Kjarran guide your blades! -- Noachian, mgr.
Jaguar Warriors, Servant of Kjarran

Heded Hag -- Very well done, young fellow.  You will, I am sure, be a credit to the
city.  Serve well. -- Modern Maturity

Matarse Fury -- WAS that you I glimpsed in the other chariot?  And if so, WHY, in the
names of all the gods?  Because this whole chariot race deal seems to me wholly
ungodly. -- Hot Rod

Grunt -- A lesser creature, I see.  Not even capable of true speech.  Pah. -- Blood
Sports

White Chocolate -- Too civilized for me.  I just can't get up any interest in a
meeting with you.  There's no adventure in it. -- Flight Journal

Dark Chocolate -- Sinful and delicious, quite decadent.  You will be my cover story.
-- Times

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

4 September 2006
Civil War/The Crusades

The next edition of the Civil War series is to be held in Tobir, arena 14, beginning
November 25th with a round where all participating managers must DA all 5 of their
warriors; in addition all warriors must be prefixed with an A an F or a D in the
following manner:  A-Broke Stroker or (A) Broke Stroker.  Names simply beginning with
the letter of your federation will NOT count as properly prefixed!  Existing teams
are welcome but no warrior who survives the DA who had prior Fight Experience (arena
or tourney) will be allowed to score or challenge into the contest teams.  There will
be an equal number of teams set up for each of the three factions (Andorian, Free
Blades, and Delarquan) to create sides as equal as possible.  This along with the DA
round should set up pretty equal footing for all managers.  After the DA there will
be another round where you can either DA again or fight your new, or surviving,
warriors so they will be set up to challenge an opponent beginning on round 1.  So as
a recap DA round, turn 0, then turn 1 it begins with the following rules:

The Civil War to be held in arena 14.
- The contest runs for 10-28 turns (barring ties).
- No tourney participation allowed.  Teams with warriors participating in any
  tournament are disqualified.
- An even number of teams per faction worked out by the Faction Leaders.  No later
  substitutions are allowed.
- If a manager brings in a second team and challenges into the contest he is DQ'd and
  his side will fight one team short!
- Three factions will be participating:  Andorian, Delarquan, Free Blades
- Everyone prefixes their warrior with A-, F-, or D- (No prefix = disqualification of
  the warrior)
- Turn DA:  (The DA Round) November 25, 2006.  Every warrior must DA.  (Warriors not
  DA'd on Turn 0 are disqualified)
- Turn 0:  December 9th, 2006.  There will be no scoring this turn it is meant to
  allow for challenges on turn 1.
- Turn 1+:  Scoring as detailed below
- Each team gets 1 point for defeating a warrior from an opposing team.
- Fights against warriors on your team do not generate points in any situation.
- The team with the most points each turn gets a Battle Point (if there is a tie for
  the most points then no Battle Points are accrued)
- The first team to 10 Battle Points wins the war
- Managers of teams on the winning side each receive a +1 bonus potion to be used on
  a warrior on their contest team.  This must be applied within a month of the
  conclusion of the contest and the team must have been active on the last turn of
  the contest.

Anyone wishing to participate, and feels they can probably stick around for the
duration (don't want to handicap a side, of course unforeseeable events cannot be
planned for), should either diplo me at THE DEATH SQUAD(63) in Tobir (arena 14) or
place a personal ad in the arena.  You may also contact me via the Duel2.com boards!
Let me know which faction you would like to fight for!  This contest is intended to
be open to ALL managers wishing to pit themselves against each other to try and
determine which faction has the best managers! -- Street Legal

14 September 2006
     I am back in the arena and thinking back to those days in 1984 where I was a
novice and clueless manager.
     Now, 22 years later it looks like I am an ancient and once again clueless

manager.
     I am looking to recover some old warriors.  Since none of them are Aimed Blows,
they are no threat to win anything.  I just want to see how they turned out.

The Couatl 2-17
Madam Butterfly 20-701
Gypsy Moth 20-703
King Crab 21-1
Priestess Python 26-1388

Please contact me at DekeYoung@Comcast.net if you know about any of these ancient
warriors, or just want to bs about the old, old, old times.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

GENE POOLE was barely slain by DARK CHAMPION in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
POOCHY DAHP was slaughtered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
HUMLAE was killed by BLACK ORC in a action packed 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
BILLY CLUBB was unbelievably slain by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute Dark Arena contest.
NICK was assassinated by STONE GOLEM in a unpopular 3 minute bloody Dark Arena match.
DEO VOLENTE was vanquished by CARY YON in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
LEW SIFFER handily defeated HOT ROD in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
CARAMEL won victory over FINESSE in a 3 minute beginner's Challenge duel.
WHITE CHOCOATE unbelievably bested FLIGHT JOURNAL in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
HEDED HAG slaughtered M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
HIDEKI HAO was beaten by KHALHUMS DWARF in a popular 2 minute gory melee.
MATARSE FURY subdued FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute master vs. amateur match.
TIMES devastated ONG-BAK in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
DARK CHOCOLATE devastated GRUNT in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
JEWEL was overcome by NIFTY NICKEL in a 1 minute beginner's fight.
CHOCOLATE overpowered BLOOD SPORTS in a 1 minute uneven struggle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         SLASHING ATTACK   27 -  13 -  2      68  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-STRIKE      11 -   7 -  1      61  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         LUNGING ATTACK    19 -  14 -  3      58  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         AIMED BLOW         5 -   4 -  1      56  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         BASHING ATTACK    10 -   8 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   7 -  1      46  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         TOTAL PARRY        2 -   4 -  0      33  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   6 -  0      33  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -  15 -  0      32  |

Turn 543 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   HEDED HAG 4872             12   3  4  135 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
SLASHING ATTACK  CARY YON 4879               8   3  0  110 FUNKY FOLK (405)
PARRY-STRIKE     DEO VOLENTE 4751           21  15  1   86 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
BASHING ATTACK   HIDEKI HAO 4874             9   5  1   71 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 BILLY CLUBB 4937.  The ten other most popular fighters were FLIGHT JOURNAL 
4907, HIDEKI HAO 4874, GENE POOLE 4888, CARAMEL 4921, CARY YON 4879, LEW SIFFER 4875, 
DARK CHOCOLATE 4922, HUMLAE 4927, HEDED HAG 4872, and MATARSE FURY 4880.

The least popular fighter this week was NICK 4038.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were FINESSE 4930, BLOOD SPORTS 4926, JEWEL 4924, GRUNT 4929, ONG-BAK 4928, 
HOT ROD 4854, POOCHY DAHP 4931, TIMES 4908, WHITE CHOCOATE 4923, and DEO VOLENTE 
4751.