DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/29/2004    Duedate: 10/12/2004

SUNSET ARENA

DM-21    TURN-492

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SKULL STROKER
BLACKEST PRIDE (71)
(21-5590) [17-9-0,142]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SKULL STROKER                  POSITION IS EMPTY
BLACKEST PRIDE (71)            
(21-5590) [17-9-0,142]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MAINE COON CAT                 SKYDANCER
MEOW MIX (466)                 GRIM FANDANGO (454)
(21-5358) [19-12-0,123]        (21-5834) [11-8-0,50]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

GRIM FANDANGO (454)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CARNAGE CANARIES (147)      28
2. COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)      25      COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
3. GRIM FANDANGO (454)         23      Unchartered Team
4. THAT 70'S TEAM (476)        22
5. FEVER PITCH (253)           13      STR8 HATE (445)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)    60  32  1 65.2   1/ 1 GRIM FANDANGO (454)      11  4 0
 2/ 3 MEOW MIX (466)            78  44  1 63.9   2/ 2 COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)    9  4 0
 3/ 4 MINISTRY OF SKA (496)     67  56  4 54.5   3/ 3 CARNAGE CANARIES (147)    7  8 0
 4/ 5 SONS OF SATAN (20)       274 240 33 53.3   4/ 6 SWORD OPERA (323)         6  9 0
 5/ 6 CARNAGE CANARIES (147)   129 113 11 53.3   5/ 5 FEVER PITCH (253)         5  0 0
 6- 7 NASTY MOB (456)           73  65  5 52.9   6/ 4 BLACKEST PRIDE (71)       5  1 1
 7/ 8 BLACKEST PRIDE (71)      362 323 35 52.8   7/ 7 MINISTRY OF SKA (496)     4  5 0
 8/ 9 GRIM FANDANGO (454)      186 178  4 51.1   8/11 SONS OF SATAN (20)        4 11 0
 9/10 FEVER PITCH (253)        141 137  4 50.7   9/12 MEOW MIX (466)            3  0 0
10/11 SCRAGITARIOUS (377)       98 105  8 48.3  10- 9 NASTY MOB (456)           3  3 0
11/13 OUTSIDERS (468)           19  26  4 42.2  11/10 THAT 70'S TEAM (476)      3  9 0
12/14 SWORD OPERA (323)        417 607 15 40.7  12/13 SCRAGITARIOUS (377)       2  1 0
13-15 KANO CLAN (106)          138 216  8 39.0  13/14 OUTSIDERS (468)           1  1 0
14/16 THAT 70'S TEAM (476)      38  62  1 38.0  14-15 KANO CLAN (106)           1  3 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.

     Striking the first blow is not enough.  The important thing is to strike the
LAST blow in the fight.  Better luck next time, Sounds.
     It appears that the political points which go with this position have catapulted
me to graduation.  I hadn't been expecting it.  In fact, I hadn't been paying
attention to my situation vis-a-vis possible graduation.
     I leave here as: 11-10-10-13-17-8-15.  Greatsword favorite--I can't even lift
one!  Moderate/moderate.

                                     Rudi Jamos

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
SUNSET brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  SONS OF SATAN turned their 1-4-0 turn 
into a 8th place rank in the listings this turn.  Any better than this, and you get 
put on hit lists.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed to see MINOS win a fight 
and gain 14 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, PLAGUE OF FEATHERS beat BLAK MASK and BLAK 
MASK lost 11 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  Looks like SUNSET has some guts at 
least, RUDI JAMOS the Duelmaster was this turn's most-challenged warrior.  SKULL 
STROKER challenged SUNSET's Duelmaster for a shot at the throne.  And it's out with 
the old, in with the new, as SKULL STROKER takes the Title and last week's bar tab 
from the old Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  Kickbacks and bribes, kickbacks and bribes, how 
else do you think some of these guys win their fights?  Skill?  Ha!   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  
COSMIC FREAK OUT, I suppose you'll be glad to know you were this turn's most avoided 
team.  Care to know who is the most afraid of you?  And who led the way in this mass 
act of cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was GRIM FANDANGO.  Ha ha ha 
ha!  Now look at this.  INCISION challenged down 18 against THAT 70'S TEAM's 
WATERGATE.  What a weasel!  Ha ha aha ha aha ha!!!  INCISION was was beat by by THAT 
70'S TEAM's warrior!  Thank the gods for big favors!  ha!  I guess I can give a 
little credit to DAMION of SONS OF SATAN for challenging up by 21 to DRANE.  DAMION 
lost to get 42 points of recognition.  And we have BLEVINS in a challenge, going down 
8 points for the fight.  Guess what?  I thought BLEVINS showed great skill and 
promise when he overcame ANIMATE TOFU.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!  
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for SUNSET's 
morgue.  More variety.  Gee, MINISTRY OF SKA, ain't it past due for sending SKA-BOOM 
Dark Arena?  What took ol' '6-10-2' so long?  Hope?  Ha ha aha ha!  We're all going 
to die in the end, so why worry if the fate catches up with you sooner that later?   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Just wait 'till next time I show up 
here, I won't be so nice!  So nyaaah!  I see the crowds are getting restless, I must 
leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SKULL STROKER 5590           17   9  0   142       BLACKEST PRIDE (71)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 INERTIA 5761                 14   4  1   130       BLACKEST PRIDE (71)
 GINA TAILIA 4817             11   5  0   125       FEVER PITCH (253)
 MAINE COON CAT 5358          19  12  0   123       MEOW MIX (466)
 I SEE SOUNDS 5704            13   7  1   108       COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
-HORNS 5770                    8   5  0   103       BLACKEST PRIDE (71)
 RUDE BUDDHA 5765             16   9  0   101       MINISTRY OF SKA (496)
 C. CANARY 5766               14  12  0    98       CARNAGE CANARIES (147)
 BAD ACID 5700                14   6  0    97       COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
 HI-JINX 5778                 12   6  0    97       MINISTRY OF SKA (496)
-THE HIPPY 5701               10   5  0    97       COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
 POISON BEAK 5827             11   9  0    93       CARNAGE CANARIES (147)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BELL BOTTOMS 5493            16  27  0    91       THAT 70'S TEAM (476)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RONALD REAGAN 1588           15  15  0    88       SONS OF SATAN (20)
 TOAD LICKER 5830             14   5  0    86       COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
-PISCES INCARNATE 4919         7   0  2    86       SCRAGITARIOUS (377)
 SKA-D-LITE 5682              15  11  0    85       MINISTRY OF SKA (496)
 MINOS 5805                   10   6  1    78       SONS OF SATAN (20)
 BLEVINS 5900                  8   4  0    72       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 LUGO BELOSKI 5566            16  21  2    71       SWORD OPERA (323)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DRANE 5833                   16   3  0    65       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 WATERGATE 5836                4   3  0    61       THAT 70'S TEAM (476)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ASYLUM 5786                   9   5  1    55       BLACKEST PRIDE (71)
 AGENT 99 5840                 6   4  0    53       MINISTRY OF SKA (496)
 ANIMATE TOFU 5454             3   2  0    53       SCRAGITARIOUS (377)
 SKYDANCER 5834               11   8  0    50       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
-EXECUTIONER 5949              2   0  1    49       NASTY MOB (456)
-MINAMI KAZE 5164              9  17  1    46       KANO CLAN (106)
 ACE 5732                      8  22  0    46       SWORD OPERA (323)
-METARU YONA 5350              6  18  0    42       KANO CLAN (106)
 DAMION 5831                   6   8  0    42       SONS OF SATAN (20)
-BRAND 5322                    5   7  0    42       OUTSIDERS (468)
 DAZEY 5904                    6   5  0    41       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 INCISION 5911                 4   3  1    39       OUTSIDERS (468)
 SUPER FRIENDS 5757            4   3  0    35       THAT 70'S TEAM (476)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PLAGUE OF FEATHERS 5902       5   6  0    33       CARNAGE CANARIES (147)
 SUPER HOST 5758               3   4  0    33       THAT 70'S TEAM (476)
-MORRIS 5835                   3   4  0    33       MEOW MIX (466)
-BULLY 5822                    2   5  0    33       NASTY MOB (456)
-OL' BLUE 5957                 2   0  0    30       NASTY MOB (456)
-MOMORO WA 5514                9   2  0    29       KANO CLAN (106)
 SIMON COWELL 5850             3   8  0    25       SONS OF SATAN (20)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PORK RIND 5480                4   1  0    23       FEVER PITCH (253)
 DJININSKI 5953                3   2  0    21       SWORD OPERA (323)
-FLESH GORDON 5513             4   0  0    20       FEVER PITCH (253)
-KNEADS FLESH 5912             2   0  0    20       MEOW MIX (466)
-MUSHIKU BO 5713               5   4  0    19       KANO CLAN (106)
 JOHN DARLING 5932             3   4  0    19       SWORD OPERA (323)
-MATSUDA KAO 5712              5   1  0    16       KANO CLAN (106)
-ALEXANDER THE GR8 5064        2   1  1    16       SCRAGITARIOUS (377)
 LILLIAN LUST 5954             1   3  0    15       SONS OF SATAN (20)
 BLAK MASK 5935                3   3  0    12       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
-RIPPER OF DEATH 5366          1   2  0     9       SCRAGITARIOUS (377)
-POWER THRUSTER 5914           0   5  0     9       OUTSIDERS (468)
 KITTY MORSELS 5956            1   2  0     5       CARNAGE CANARIES (147)
-SUGAR MAGNOLIA 5955           1   1  0     4       COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
-BOUNCER 5951                  0   3  0     3       NASTY MOB (456)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
ULTRA LAME 5959        0  1 0 CARNAGE CANARIES 147  ARENAMASTER HARTH 410 492 NONE    
CAT KABOB 5802        10 11 2 CARNAGE CANARIES 147  INERTIA 5761          491         
SKA-BOOM 5743          6 11 2 MINISTRY OF SKA 496   BLACK ORC 407         492 NONE    
GERYON 1710           12 11 1 SONS OF SATAN 20      CAT KABOB 5802        488 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Floyd -- (staggering back Fred Sanford-style)  He speaks!!!  Good to know you're
actually for real here and not some mirage or something!  And a DM column, too, I'm
impressed.  I'm sure you enjoyed that challenge last cycle, too, couldn't resist.
I'm sure the favor will be returned (or at least attempted!).  You still didn't tell
me how you got the Hippy back, though. -- Stik
P.S.  I'll take top team back, thank you! ;)

Ace -- (shrug) I know you're good for it. -- Blevins

Incision -- Unexpected and impressive, kudos.  I'll still be around, however.... --
Skydancer

Watergate -- Another day at the office, another of your style eatin' some sand! --
Drane, punching out for lunch

Matsuda Kao -- Hmm, and you said WE were the ones being specifically targeted...
hmm...so much for your undefeated record. -- Dazey

Kano Clan -- Now what did I say about 'pointless and dimwitted' insults, son?  You
know, I used to be in your exact same situation in this same arena.  That is, I was
the worst team in the arena and continuously got my ass kicked, yet I spewed bile and
insults at anyone and everyone anyway cause I thought it'd make me feared and
respected.  Of course, that was 1985 and I was 15 years old...ah well, live and
learn.  Just take a step back, breathe, wipe the spittle off your chin and simmer
down a tad and let your dueling do the talking.  On second thought, if you keep
dueling like last turn (0-3 I believe?), maybe you should just stick with the
childish insults, at least they're a little entertaining still.  Have a nice day! --
Stik and Grim Fandango

Grimey Fandango's -- Well, well....  Once again you demonstrate unbelievable LUCK in
obtaining your challenge against Matsuda Kao over his challenge against Dazey!!  Am
rather happy to see that Dazey learned virtually nothing from the experience.  I just
wonder how long your incredible LUCK will hold out. -- The Clan

Grim Fang's -- It was fully expected from the very start that you would _probably_
win most of the fights we have together.  But at least I have the privilege of saying
that the majority of my fights have been honorably contested, as opposed to the utter
dishonor you consistently display with your DOWN-challenges. -- Kano Clan

I See Sounds -- No doubt it's an amazing experience, but bend your thoughts to seeing
your opponent while on the sands, eh?  You'll get yourself killed if you keep on
swiping at the yells from the stands.  Doesn't do a bit of good, either, because the
fans just keep yelling.  Seems to stir 'em up.  Can't have that. -- Rudi Jamos, who
would prefer the fans to sit passively, awaiting whatever entertainment is offered

Blevins -- You--!  Words fail me!  You are so low, so disgusting, such a--!  Words
fail me!  How DARE you win?  Who put you up to this?  Don't think you can keep silent
and protect your conspirator!  I have ways to find out!  I will not allow this insult
to pass unavenged!  I have FRIENDS!  We'll be SEEING you, but you WON'T be seeing us!
-- Ace the Bad Loser

Ol' Blue -- Wow, you ARE nasty, but at least you aren't a mob in yourself.  I
probably wouldn't have survived that. -- Djininski

Kneads Flesh -- (disgruntled look)  Quite painfully, too.  If only you'd been a
woman....  (sigh)  Ah, well.  I think I'll go find a woman to stroke me and purr,
kiss it and make it well, that sort of thing. -- John Darling
P.S.  I may be officially a golem, but I have gender, you know, and I can really
APPRECIATE a good woman.  Better than most men, I dare say, since I was DESIGNED to
be a dramatic hero.

Maine Coon Cat -- I do like a strong, big-boned woman.  Care to meet me after the
fights? -- Lugo Beloski

C. Canary -- I didn't feel like losing.  I woke up, the sun was shining, there was a
pleasant breeze, breakfast was perfect--no yolks broken, no whites runny--every last
thing was prefect.  How could I lose a fight on a day like that? -- Rudi Jamos

Ultraist -- That wasn't very nice.  At least she was only a 43 skill base fighter. --
C. Canary

Bouncer -- Nice fight. -- C. Canary

Minos -- Nice fight.  Thanks for the skills. -- C. Canary

20 September 2004
Azereth has returned!  I am the manager for Scarlet Blades in DM 25.  I was a member
of the Crimson Alliance and the Crimson Brotherhood (which was composed of former CA
members).  I've been out of the game for many (at least 5) years.  I would like to
hear from anyone who remembers me, as well as any Alliance that is seeking to add
experienced managers to their roster.  Contact me at:
     Anthony Wells
     600 W. Shore Dr.
     Stanton, MI  48888
or by personal ads in DM 25.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SKA-BOOM was dealt death by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
ULTRA LAME was slaughtered by ARENAMASTER HARTH in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
MAINE COON CAT overcame HI-JINX in a action packed 1 minute veteran's Challenge match.
POISON BEAK was devastated by GINA TAILIA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
SKULL STROKER devastated RUDI JAMOS in a 1 minute uneven Challenge Title brawl.
C. CANARY devastated BELL BOTTOMS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
MINOS handily defeated ASYLUM in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
BLEVINS vanquished ANIMATE TOFU in a 1 minute gruesome uneven Challenge duel.
INCISION was overpowered by WATERGATE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
AGENT 99 overpowered SUPER HOST in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
DAMION was outwaited by DRANE in a slow 22 minute Challenge bout.
SKYDANCER savagely defeated ACE in a crowd pleasing 2 minute bloody Challenge match.
LILLIAN LUST was devastated by SUPER FRIENDS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge battle.
PLAGUE OF FEATHERS devastated BLAK MASK in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
KITTY MORSELS was overpowered by JOHN DARLING in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
INERTIA devastated LUGO BELOSKI in a exciting 1 minute uneven duel.
I SEE SOUNDS devastated SKA-D-LITE in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
RONALD REAGAN was savagely defeated by RUDE BUDDHA in a 2 minute veteran's bout.
TOAD LICKER savagely defeated VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 2 minute bloody master's fight.
BAD ACID devastated M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
DAZEY vanquished SIMON COWELL in a 1 minute one-sided match.
DJININSKI overcame EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute beginner's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  14         SLASHING ATTACK   49 -  26 -  2      65  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  6         STRIKING ATTACK   29 -  21 -  1      58  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         AIMED BLOW        19 -  14 -  0      58  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         TOTAL PARRY       46 -  36 -  0      56  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         WALL OF STEEL     21 -  18 -  1      54  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         LUNGING ATTACK    62 -  77 -  2      45  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-STRIKE      15 -  22 -  1      41  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   9 -  0      31  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     6 -  16 -  2      27  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -  13 -  0      19  |

Turn 492 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     WALL OF STEEL      2 -  3         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  3         2  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    4 -  2     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     7 -  7     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  SKULL STROKER 5590         17   9  0  142 BLACKEST PRIDE (71)
LUNGING ATTACK   INERTIA 5761               14   4  1  130 BLACKEST PRIDE (71)
PARRY-STRIKE     GINA TAILIA 4817           11   5  0  125 FEVER PITCH (253)
AIMED BLOW       I SEE SOUNDS 5704          13   7  1  108 COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
STRIKING ATTACK  C. CANARY 5766             14  12  0   98 CARNAGE CANARIES (147)
TOTAL PARRY      DRANE 5833                 16   3  0   65 GRIM FANDANGO (454)
WALL OF STEEL    ANIMATE TOFU 5454           3   2  0   53 SCRAGITARIOUS (377)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MAINE COON CAT 5358.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was SKYDANCER 5834.  The ten other most popular fighters were RUDE BUDDHA 5765, 
MAINE COON CAT 5358, GINA TAILIA 4817, TOAD LICKER 5830, PLAGUE OF FEATHERS 5902, 
INERTIA 5761, POISON BEAK 5827, SKULL STROKER 5590, MINOS 5805, and WATERGATE 5836.

The least popular fighter this week was DAMION 5831.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DRANE 5833, RONALD REAGAN 1588, SKA-D-LITE 5682, LUGO BELOSKI 5566, 
KITTY MORSELS 5956, LILLIAN LUST 5954, SUPER HOST 5758, INCISION 5911, ASYLUM 5786, 
and BELL BOTTOMS 5493.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

INERTIA (21-5761) BLACKEST PRIDE (71)
MAINE COON CAT (21-5358) MEOW MIX (466)

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

RUDI JAMOS (21-5428) SWORD OPERA (323)