DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/12/2006    Duedate: 10/25/2006

ZUWAYZA ARENA

DM-19    TURN-545

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CARY YON
FUNKY FOLK (405)
(19-4879) [9-4-0,103]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CARY YON                       STARTER
FUNKY FOLK (405)               FIRE (418)
(19-4879) [9-4-0,103]          (19-4920) [2-0-0,31]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DEO VOLENTE                    BLOOD SPORTS
JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)          THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
(19-4751) [22-16-1,91]         (19-4926) [4-1-0,24]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. FUNKY FOLK (405)            41
2. TAHAHN HAH (420)            18      FUNKY FOLK (405)
3. FIRE (418)                  13      Unchartered Team
4. JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)        9
5. WALI'S FINEST (419)          0      FIRE (418)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*FIRE (418)                 2   0  0  100   1/ 1 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)     7  5 2
 2- 2 THE SIERRAS (393)         73  32  3 69.5   2- 2*WALI'S FINEST (419)       6  4 0
 3- 3 VALAMOND'S CREW (357)     15   7  1 68.2   3/ 4*TAHAHN HAH (420)          6  8 0
 4- 4*WALI'S FINEST (419)        9   6  0 60.0   4/ 5 FUNKY FOLK (405)          5  6 0
 5/ 5 FUNKY FOLK (405)          75  52  2 59.1   5/ 3 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241)  5 10 0
 6/ 6 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)    337 353 30 48.8   6- 6 THE SIERRAS (393)         3  1 0
 7/ 7 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241) 348 456 15 43.3   7/ 7*FIRE (418)                2  0 0
 8/ 8*TAHAHN HAH (420)           8  11  0 42.1   8- 8 VALAMOND'S CREW (357)     0  1 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                      SPY REPORT

     Welcome ZUWAYZA.  I, Olaf Modeen remember this place well.  Many the fights have 
I fought here.  The celebrations, the disappointments...  What's with STARTER?  He 
actually beat THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS' NIFTY NICKEL, and walked away with 13 more points 
from the fight.  Laughs were big at FIRE while they watched STARTER clobber NIFTY 
NICKEL.  He lost 10 points and got bruised from objects thrown from the stands.  Har 
har har!  Did HAWKINS wimp out, or just get lazy?  Anyway, he's not Duelmaster 
anymore.  I'm sure ZUWAYZA is excited about CARY YON, the new Duelmaster from FUNKY 
FOLK.  (remember?)  But when you've seen as many as I have...  Advice to fighters 
with a 1 will--give up fighting!   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.  The most avoided team was 
JAGUAR WARRIORS.  The bums at FUNKY FOLK couldn't face the challenges from JAGUAR 
WARRIORS!  No excuse for that!  What do people see in CARY YON?  Hers 9-4-0?  FUNKY 
FOLK ain't talkin', but she's got 103 points.   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  How long have I been here?  I got people to see, places to 
go...   
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  All work 
and no play makes Olaf a dull fighter.  Work and play no fighter dull Olaf.  
Olaffighterwork and no play.  Time for my medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, 
practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CARY YON 4879                 9   4  0   103       FUNKY FOLK (405)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HAWKINS 4649                 13   2  1   129       THE SIERRAS (393)
-MURPHY 4703                  16   6  2   111       THE SIERRAS (393)
-HEDED HAG 4872               12   4  4    93       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
 DEO VOLENTE 4751             22  16  1    91       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VED BUENS ENDE 4749          20  18  5    83       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
-HIDEKI HAO 4874              10   5  1    81       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LEW SIFFER 4875               9   3  1    63       FUNKY FOLK (405)
 MATARSE FURY 4880             8   7  2    57       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOT ROD 4854                 11  18  0    51       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
-BRYAN 4036                    8   2  0    37       VALAMOND'S CREW (357)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STARTER 4920                  2   0  0    31       FIRE (418)
-DARK CHOCOLATE 4922           2   1  0    29       WALI'S FINEST (419)
 FINESSE 4930                  2   2  0    25       TAHAHN HAH (420)
 BLOOD SPORTS 4926             4   1  0    24       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WHITE CHOCOATE 4923           3   0  0    21       WALI'S FINEST (419)
 TIPPY 4943                    2   0  0    21       TAHAHN HAH (420)
-RED LAKE 4834                 3   2  0    14       THE SIERRAS (393)
 ONG-BAK 4928                  2   2  0    14       TAHAHN HAH (420)
 TIMES 4908                    3   4  0    13       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 FLIGHT JOURNAL 4907           2   5  0    11       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 NIFTY NICKEL 4941             2   1  0    10       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 VERN ACULA 4944               1   0  0    10       FUNKY FOLK (405)
 GRUNT 4929                    1   3  0    10       TAHAHN HAH (420)
-CARAMEL 4921                  2   1  0     7       WALI'S FINEST (419)
-JEWEL 4924                    1   2  0     5       WALI'S FINEST (419)
-MUD 4910                      1   1  0     4       THE SIERRAS (393)
 TING 4942                     0   1  0     1       TAHAHN HAH (420)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
CAPTURED ORC 368       0  1 0   1                   MATARSE FURY 4880     545 NONE    
MIKE OLIN 4945         0  2 0 FUNKY FOLK 405        BLACK ORC 380         545 NONE    
SEA DAR 4721          12  7 0 THE SIERRAS 393       HEDED HAG 4872        541 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Heded Hag -- Your kills don't scare me, but the death statement obviously scared you.
That's right, one more shot and you would have been dead.  Now, I'm the supreme being
of this fine arena for a short period of time.  Unfortunately I have a tourney to go
to and am now on my number so you have been spared.  I will say you are tough, you
took more shots than I expected, you were a formidable foe.  Congratulations on not
dying! -- Hawkins

All -- My apologies for not getting in a DM column.  Barnabas has personal concerns
at the moment and didn't have time to put one in.  My tour is short for I am heading
to the mail-in, hopefully to win the damn thing! -- Hawkins

Lew Siffer -- You were almost number six. -- Ved Buens Ende

The Kung Fu Master cheats!  He doesn't use any weapons!  I didn't want to hurt him
with my huge weapon.  What should I have done? -- Deo Volente

Hawkins -- Well, the Sierras have finally woken up.  Time to hide for a bit. -- Heded
Hag

Sowatdee Cob -- Welcome to the Holy City.  May Kjarran guide your blades! --
Noachian, mgr. Jaguar Warriors

Hot Rod -- I must insist on a jaguar!  Why would I want to drive anything else? --
Matarse Fury

Zuwayza -- I will crush you all! -- Humlae

Dark Chocolate -- I regret to...no, I don't regret it.  I will tell you that Dark
Chocolate graduated from Iaye some time ago.  Although I don't think she was as tall
as you are, so perhaps you're the "new, improved" version?  Not that one can really
IMPROVE on dark chocolate, just vary the parameters a little.  I am told that it's
all good, although being male, it has a lesser appeal for me.  Still, chocolate is so
USEFUL to a man looking for congenial company...you busy tonight? -- Times
P.S.  You should have warned me about the nuts.  Or maybe removed the shells.  I
nearly broke a tooth on that!

White Chocolate -- I'm not sure you have sufficient xanthene alkaloids, and we who
fly need a really large amount, you know.  Sure, you're PRETTY, but what's the good
of pretty without xanthene alkaloids?  It's all hollow and empty, a snare and a
delusion. -- Flight Journal

Ong-Bak -- You have learned a valuable lesson:  more blood, more gore, more shrieking
and groaning!  This is not only good, it's ESSENTIAL.  Blood and death, and wagers
that make and destroy fortunes, those are all that matter. -- Blood Sports, foaming
slightly at the mouth and ears

Matarse Fury -- NOOOO!  Not the "wheel-lock"!  We'll BOTH crash! -- Hot Rod the
frantic

Jewel -- Hey, you want to sell that and buy some skills, or maybe a new life, I can
give you a great deal on an ad.  Step right up and lay your nickel down! -- Nifty
Nickel
P.S.  So long as you don't forget that you get exactly what you pay for.

Mr. Humlae -- Glad to have you here.  Just be careful crossing the street.  There are
some real madmen out there in the chariots. -- Jorja, Magnificent Mags

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.

25 September 2006
It is obvious that the Dark Knights wish to be shown the light.  Allow me to step
forward and blind them with truth.  YOU ARE WORTHLESS!!!  The Dark Knights are so
afraid of the light that they hide behind their black armor and empty threats.  It is
too bad they are unwilling to actually FIGHT us!  I guess our natural light is too
bright for you all to face!  Fear us, for we are here! -- Gemini Goldphoenix,
Overlord of the Avengers of Light!

5 October 2006
*Turf War IV Rules*

     Everyone may participate; known alliances, new alliances, or temporary alliances
created to compete in the Turf War! However, to participate, each alliance must:
     A.  Announce the alliance and the Captain of the alliance in the North Fork (DM
         47) newsletter.
Captains are responsible for:
     a.  verifying those who wish to participate under the banner of their alliance;
     b.  distribution of prizes should their alliance win the Turf War.
Managers must:
     a.  Submit one (1) RSI Roll-Up Gift Certificate to participate to:
          Baphomet, mgr. Knights Templar (568), DM 47 -- North Fork, or
          Rick Stringer
          13 St. Michael's CT
          Elkton, MD 21921
     b.  Announce their intent to compete with manager name, team name and alliance
         they will be fighting under in the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter.
Rules:
     1.  No scoring will begin until a Gift Cert is received.  No exceptions.
     2.  Before a manager can compete, he/she must declare and be verified by the
         Captain of the alliance he/she has claimed for;
     3.  Only one (1) team per player may compete.  NO multiple aliases please.
         Violations will result in disqualification.
     4.  The contest will begin on the turn following the January F2F and run for 12
         turns.
     5.  The turn  a declaration and verification will begin the scoring process.
     6.  No declarations or verifications will be accepted after Turn 10 of the Turf
         War 5.
     7.  For the purpose of scoring, I reserve the right to make all final decisions.
Scoring:
                  Win     Loss     Kill     Die
Challenge          +2      -2       +5       -5
Match-Up           +1      -1       +1       -5
Bloodfeud          +2      -5       +5      -10
Champion           x2      x2       x2       x2
Downchallenge     -10      xx      -10       xx
Dark Arena        +10      -5       xx       xx
Special Scoring:
     a.  Each mention in the Spy Report is worth 2 points (team mentions only!)
     b.  Each Style Master is worth 2 points.
     c.  Duelmaster Throne is worth 2 points
Champions:
     a.  Champions may be declared, but are not mandatory.  If declared, the Champion
         must be in the Adepts or lower brackets on the turn they are declared
         without having gone above the Adepts bracket at any time...including
         transferred teams.  (I'll be watching for this occurrence!)
Bloodfeuds:
     a.  Bloodfeuds count for all four (4) turns.  However, the same warrior may not
         be used all four turns.  4 turns means 4 separate warriors.  A penalty of
         -10 will be given to the team who violates this.
Special Conditions:
     a.  I reserve the right for all final decisions.
     b.  If I make a mistake, I'll multiply the points by 2.
     c.  If you claim I did, and *YOU* are wrong, I'll subtract points at the rate of
         x10.
     d.  Each alliance begins with zero (0) points.
     e.  Dark Arena may be used on the first turn of every warrior with no penalty
         (this means a warrior with 0 FE).
     f.  TVs won after the contest begins gain a 25 point one time score once the
         tourney reports are posted in the NL.
     g.  TCs won after the contest begins gain a 50 point one time score with the
         same conditions as noted for TVs.
     h.  NO switching alliance once verified by an alliance that a team has declared
         for.
     i.  Only 7 teams are permitted per alliance for the Turf War 5.
PRIZES:
     Turf Wars are a "Winner Takes All" type contest.  All prizes and 100% of the RU
Certs will be given to the Captain of the winning alliance and it is his/her
responsibility to give these to the alliance membership.
     I have requested from RSI the following:
     a.  renaming of the orth Fork (DM 47) arena;
     b.  renaming of Dark Arena Monsters;
     c.  known favourite rhythms for one warrior on each team of the winning
         alliance.  This warrior would be in the Initiates or above brackets on the
         last turn of the Turf War (they must have at least one arena fight to
         receive this award).
               Baphomet, Host of TW5
Special Note:  A downchallenge is considered from a higher bracket to a lower
bracket.  Same bracket, more recognition points?  Not a downchallenge!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MIKE OLIN was viciously butchered by BLACK ORC in a 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
VED BUENS ENDE was demolished by CARY YON in a 1 minute Challenge Title melee.
LEW SIFFER vanquished HOT ROD in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
GRUNT was savagely defeated by BLOOD SPORTS in a 6 minute novice's Challenge fight.
DEO VOLENTE viciously subdued KHALHUMS DWARF in a exciting 4 minute master's fight.
MATARSE FURY viciously butchered CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute expert vs. beginner fight.
TIMES lost to ONG-BAK in a 1 minute duel.
STARTER overpowered NIFTY NICKEL in a 1 minute uneven duel.
FLIGHT JOURNAL was savagely defeated by FINESSE in a 2 minute brutal fight.
TIPPY handily defeated MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
VERN ACULA demolished TING in a 1 minute mismatched match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         SLASHING ATTACK   28 -  11 -  1      72  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   3 -  0      67  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -   5 -  2      62  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    20 -  16 -  3      56  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -   8 -  1      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         BASHING ATTACK    11 -  11 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         AIMED BLOW         4 -   5 -  1      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         TOTAL PARRY        4 -   7 -  0      36  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -  16 -  0      33  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   6 -  0      25  |

Turn 545 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     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         3  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  2         2  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         2  PARRY-STRIKE   
SLASHING ATTACK    4 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  2         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  CARY YON 4879               9   4  0  103 FUNKY FOLK (405)
PARRY-STRIKE     DEO VOLENTE 4751           22  16  1   91 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
AIMED BLOW       VED BUENS ENDE 4749        20  18  5   83 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
PARRY-LUNGE      MATARSE FURY 4880           8   7  2   57 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 BLOOD SPORTS 4926.  The ten other most popular fighters were DEO VOLENTE 
4751, FINESSE 4930, CARY YON 4879, STARTER 4920, FLIGHT JOURNAL 4907, MIKE OLIN 4945, 
MATARSE FURY 4880, ONG-BAK 4928, TIPPY 4943, and VERN ACULA 4944.

The least popular fighter this week was NIFTY NICKEL 4941.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were TIMES 4908, GRUNT 4929, HOT ROD 4854, TING 4942, LEW SIFFER 
4875, VED BUENS ENDE 4749, VERN ACULA 4944, TIPPY 4943, ONG-BAK 4928, and MATARSE 
FURY 4880.