DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/10/2004    Duedate: 11/23/2004

SUNSET ARENA

DM-21    TURN-495

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BAD ACID
COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
(21-5700) [17-6-0,129]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BAD ACID                       POSITION IS EMPTY
COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)         
(21-5700) [17-6-0,129]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LUGO BELOSKI                   ASYLUM
SWORD OPERA (323)              BLACKEST PRIDE (71)
(21-5566) [16-24-2,74]         (21-5786) [10-7-1,61]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. GRIM FANDANGO (454)         41
2. THAT 70'S TEAM (476)        38      COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
3. TROOPERS (271)              19      Unchartered Team
4. FEVER PITCH (253)           19
5. COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)      18      JUST DON'T CARE (416)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)    70  37  1 65.4   1/ 1 COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)   10  5 0
 2/ 2 MEOW MIX (466)            82  46  1 64.1   2/ 2 GRIM FANDANGO (454)       7  4 0
 3- 3 PUDDLE OF BLOOD (500)      7   5  0 58.3   3/ 5 BLACKEST PRIDE (71)       6  5 0
 4- 4 MINISTRY OF SKA (496)     72  59  4 55.0   4/ 4 CARNAGE CANARIES (147)    6  8 1
 5- 5 SONS OF SATAN (20)       276 242 34 53.3   5- 3 MINISTRY OF SKA (496)     5  3 0
 6- 7 NASTY MOB (456)           76  67  6 53.1   6/ 7 MEOW MIX (466)            4  2 0
 7/ 8 BLACKEST PRIDE (71)      368 328 35 52.9   7/10 THAT 70'S TEAM (476)      4  8 0
 8/ 6 CARNAGE CANARIES (147)   135 121 12 52.7   8/ 6 SWORD OPERA (323)         4 11 0
 9/ 9 GRIM FANDANGO (454)      193 182  4 51.5   9/12 SCRAGITARIOUS (377)       3  0 0
10/10 FEVER PITCH (253)        142 139  4 50.5  10- 8 NASTY MOB (456)           3  2 1
11/11 SCRAGITARIOUS (377)      101 105  8 49.0  11/ 0 TROOPERS (271)            3  2 0
12/ 0 TROOPERS (271)           100 112 16 47.2  12/11 OUTSIDERS (468)           2  1 1
13/12 OUTSIDERS (468)           21  27  5 43.8  13- 9 SONS OF SATAN (20)        2  2 1
14/13 SWORD OPERA (323)        421 618 15 40.5  14-13 PUDDLE OF BLOOD (500)     1  0 0
15-14 KANO CLAN (106)          138 218  8 38.8  15/14 FEVER PITCH (253)         1  2 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
16/15 THAT 70'S TEAM (476)      42  70  1 37.5  16-15 KANO CLAN (106)           0  2 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of SUNSET!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  There were bitter words at SONS OF SATAN's 
guildhouse after a 0-0-0 showing this week which dropped the stable into 13th.  Dark 
Arena anyone?  Warriors--remember that glory waits always around the corner!  Witness 
how this week THAT 70'S TEAM went 3-1-0 to move up 3 in the rankings.  My praise to 
GRIM FANDANGO for their 3-0-0 week this time out.  Indeed, it was a skillfully fought 
round deserving of notice!  THE KITTEN caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial 
commission as she skillfully bested DUCKBERT and was awarded 21 points in 
recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, SUPER FRIENDS put down MORRIS, 
causing him to lose 15 points of recognition in the process.  Who here was not 
present for the title fight this week as POISON BEAK boldly challenged BAD ACID in 
order to strive for the Duelmasters honors?  Although POISON BEAK made a valiant 
effort, it did not suffice to topple the reign of victorious BAD ACID.  Would you 
believe that over half of the old women in SUNSET seem to feel that they could fight 
better than you gladiators?   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  I saw one fighter that warriors 
avoided when this week's challenge seeking began.  MINISTRY OF SKA is feared.  This 
much I can say.  Methinks more than a few here could name the guild it was that spent 
the better part of last week avoiding MINISTRY OF SKA.  Indeed it was COSMIC FREAK 
OUT.  Loose talk at the arena has reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge 
that many fighters are after ACE.  Watch your back!  For some warriors honor is not 
important--only empty victory.  See, gladiators, how C. CANARY of CARNAGE CANARIES 
challenged down 18 points to ANIMATE TOFU.  The Fates are not kind to the cowardly, 
as evidenced by the fact that C. CANARY was subdued by ANIMATE TOFU.  And who can now 
doubt that ANIMATE TOFU is a hardy opponent?   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and 
assassins.  In the arena there is only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  Sadly warriors, now longer can I keep thy 
company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  Till we meet 
again, remember:  a turtle walks slow, hides head in a shell, and harms no one; a 
lion runs to slay its prey.-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BAD ACID 5700                17   6  0   129       COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE HIPPY 5701               12   6  0   109       COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
 BELL BOTTOMS 5493            17  29  0   108       THAT 70'S TEAM (476)
 GINA TAILIA 4817             12   7  0   106       FEVER PITCH (253)
-RONALD REAGAN 1588           16  15  0    97       SONS OF SATAN (20)
 TOAD LICKER 5830             16   6  0    92       COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
 POISON BEAK 5827             12  11  0    91       CARNAGE CANARIES (147)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANIMATE TOFU 5454             6   2  0    88       SCRAGITARIOUS (377)
 HORNS 5770                    8   6  0    87       BLACKEST PRIDE (71)
-RUDE BUDDHA 5765             16  11  0    86       MINISTRY OF SKA (496)
-PISCES INCARNATE 4919         7   0  2    86       SCRAGITARIOUS (377)
 I SEE SOUNDS 5704            14   9  1    84       COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
 PLAGUE OF FEATHERS 5902       8   6  1    81       CARNAGE CANARIES (147)
 C. CANARY 5766               15  14  0    78       CARNAGE CANARIES (147)
-MINOS 5805                   10   7  1    77       SONS OF SATAN (20)
 BLEVINS 5900                  9   6  0    76       GRIM FANDANGO (454)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LUGO BELOSKI 5566            16  24  2    74       SWORD OPERA (323)
-DRANE 5833                   17   3  0    73       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 PRIME SLIME 5522              6   3  0    70       TROOPERS (271)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-AGENT 99 5840                 8   4  0    63       MINISTRY OF SKA (496)
 ASYLUM 5786                  10   7  1    61       BLACKEST PRIDE (71)
 SUIGENERIS 5545               6   1  1    59       TROOPERS (271)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DAZEY 5904                    7   6  0    56       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 WATERGATE 5836                5   5  0    53       THAT 70'S TEAM (476)
 SKYDANCER 5834               12   9  0    51       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 ACE 5732                      9  24  0    51       SWORD OPERA (323)
 BLAK MASK 5935                6   3  0    50       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
-INCISION 5911                 5   3  1    49       OUTSIDERS (468)
-BULLY 5822                    3   5  1    49       NASTY MOB (456)
-EXECUTIONER 5949              2   0  1    49       NASTY MOB (456)
-YOUNG BLOOD 5723              7   5  0    47       PUDDLE OF BLOOD (500)
 SUPER FRIENDS 5757            5   5  0    47       THAT 70'S TEAM (476)
-MINAMI KAZE 5164              9  17  1    46       KANO CLAN (106)
-METARU YONA 5350              6  18  0    42       KANO CLAN (106)
-BRAND 5322                    5   7  0    42       OUTSIDERS (468)
-SIMON COWELL 5850             4   8  1    42       SONS OF SATAN (20)
 DRUNK MOOSE 5451              6   7  1    37       TROOPERS (271)
 SUPER HOST 5758               4   6  0    36       THAT 70'S TEAM (476)
 MORRIS 5835                   5   5  0    35       MEOW MIX (466)
-OL' BLUE 5957                 3   1  0    34       NASTY MOB (456)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOODLUM 5533                  6   3  0    32       TROOPERS (271)
-MOMORO WA 5514                9   3  0    30       KANO CLAN (106)
 SUGAR MAGNOLIA 5955           3   2  0    25       COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
 JOHN DARLING 5932             4   6  0    24       SWORD OPERA (323)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PORK RIND 5480                4   1  0    23       FEVER PITCH (253)
 THE KITTEN 5948               1   0  0    21       MEOW MIX (466)
-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)
-MATSUDA KAO 5712              5   2  0    17       KANO CLAN (106)
-ALEXANDER THE GR8 5064        2   1  1    16       SCRAGITARIOUS (377)
-LILLIAN LUST 5954             1   3  0    15       SONS OF SATAN (20)
 DJININSKI 5953                3   5  0    14       SWORD OPERA (323)
 POWER THRUSTER 5914           1   6  1    14       OUTSIDERS (468)
 EVOLUTION THEORY 5958         1   0  0    10       BLACKEST PRIDE (71)
-RIPPER OF DEATH 5366          1   2  0     9       SCRAGITARIOUS (377)
 DUCKBERT 5970                 2   1  0     7       SWORD OPERA (323)
 SLAMMER 5979                  1   0  0     7       BLACKEST PRIDE (71)
-BOUNCER 5951                  0   4  0     4       NASTY MOB (456)
 ONE TRY 5975                  0   1  0     1       TROOPERS (271)
 CRAZY CANARY 5976             0   1  0     1       CARNAGE CANARIES (147)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
CANARY 5978            0  1 0 BLACKEST PRIDE 71     MR. TWISTER 405       495 NONE    
DAMION 5831            6  9 0 SONS OF SATAN 20      PLAGUE OF FEATHE 5902 493         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Animate Tofu -- Nice comeback.  If that last crit had landed...damn. -- Blevins

Lord Protector Ska-D-Lite -- Well done, you're gonna live large forever!  Represent
us well on the Isle! -- Stik and GF

21 Speed! -- I bet you died faster than anyone's ever seen! -- Stik

"Manager" of Kano Clan -- As much as I enjoy yacking it up in the personals, I think
this will be the last time I address you manager to manager.  There's just no point
in wasting any more time arguing with you.  You're no newbie even though you continue
to act like one, and as far as I know you're well aware of what arena and in what
Federation your team is playing in.  Why you choose to ignore it and continue on your
laughable, childish tirades against the points system and anybody who uses it to
their advantage within the rules is beyond me.  I consider myself a "friendly
Delarquan" and always try to be aggressively competitive yet more or less friendly
with all in my arena.  You've chosen a different path for whatever misguided reasons,
so I'll bite.  Gloves are off, kill desires are up, just special for you, and I will
continue to lay the smack down upon your candy ass whenever possible and with
whatever challenges I deem fit to make.  Have a pleasant stay in Sunset! -- Stik and
Grim Fandango
P.S.  You really know how to make friends, don't you?  If you think I'm difficult to
deal with, have fun with Ultraist.

Sunset -- I apologize for missing the DM column last turn.  Got caught up in things
and forgot. -- Ultraist, DOOMcorps

Kano Clan -- Normally I'd dismantle your team, but you don't seem to pose any sort of
threat what-so-ever.  So I'll just go on not acknowledging your existence because in
Sunset, you're not much more than a gnat. -- Ultraist

Gina Tailia -- You can have the throne now. -- Skull Stroker

I see Sounds -- Nice decisive victory there, my friend.  I'll be seeing you. --
Asylum

Toad Licker -- I have to tell you, the very IDEA is repulsive.  I leave toad licking
to other toads, and how even they can contemplate it....  Life is very strange. --
Lugo Beloski
P.S.  Hmm, despite your peculiar taste in lickees, you must be intelligent.  You
learned a lot for a warrior with twenty fights showing.  Good work there.

Plague of Feathers -- Curse you!  I'b (a-a-aCHOO) allergig! -- Ace

Kitty Morsels -- Ha!  Duck morsels, too!  Yeah...tasty, very tasty.  Ahem!  I mean,
good fight, young mammaless.  For a monkey. -- Duckbert

Super Host?  What the heck do you mean by that?  Extra food?  Dancing girls?
Champagne fountains?  All guests asked and in tights?  Explain yourself, dammit! --
Djininski

Matsuda Kao -- Sorry, chum, but I don't do foreign languages. -- John Darling

Power Thruster -- YOU are now a Convicted Assassin, and we will be out to GET you. --
I. Takit, Spokesthief

Drane -- Bruce Lee had a better contract. -- Li Chi Nutt, Kung-Fu Master of Sunset
P.S.  I wanted to negotiate my OWN contract, but Arenamaster Harth cut me out.  And
he knows NOTHING about negotiation.  Actually, I think we should have let the Userous
Merchant do the contract negotiations.
P.P.S.  Except that his idea of an agent's fee is, well, exorbitant, to put it
mildly.

Jinx -- Bah!  You still suck. -- C. Canary

Ice -- Thank you for the win. -- C. Canary

Buckbert -- Good fight.  Close till you re-took the initiative. -- C. Canary

Bell Bottoms -- Nice fight as well.  Thanks for the skills. -- C. Canary

22 October 2004
                         Youngblood's Three and Out Contest

I would like to take this time to announce and invite all managers to compete in what
I think will be an awesome contest.  If you haven't ever TC'd at a tourney before,
here is your chance.  The contest will start Wednesday, December 1, 2004, but a
chance will be given November 17 to dark arena, only, any warrior that you do not see
fit to run in the contest.  So now that I have your attention, here are the rules
(like you didn't know they were coming sooner or later).

 1.  Any manager participating can enter one team, only.
 2.  No sandbagging whatsoever.  (I will keep up with it, every turn.)
 3.  No teams or warriors will be allowed to run after contest starts.
 4.  All warriors will run until they lose three times, after three losses they are
     eliminated.
 5.  If a warrior sits out a turn, they are accounted with a loss in the contest.
     This is to keep warriors with winning records from sitting out until the end of
     the contest.
 6.  If a warrior is killed during the contest, the replacement cannot enter the
     contest.
 7.  If a warrior is killed, bloodfeuding is allowed, but only by a warrior that is
     active in the contest.
 8.  If a warrior is run after being eliminated, the manager is disqualified from the
     contest, no questions asked.
 9.  Challenges are legal, up or down.
10.  Contest will keep going until 1 warrior is left without three losses, and that
     warrior, of course, is accounted the winner.
11.  All managers participating will be asked to purchase a rollup certificate, to be
     awarded to the winners of the contest.

                                    <<<PRIZES>>>

     As I have already said, and according to participation, rollups will be awarded
to the first and second place managers.  So the majority and minority of the rollups
will be determined when all are accumulated.
     Contest Champion--2 Faves prizes, and majority of rollup certificates
     Contest Runner-up--1 Faves prize, and minority of rollup certificates
     So once again I invite all managers old and new to participate in what should be
a fierce and challenging contest.  <<<REMEMBER, FIRST OFFICIAL TURN OF THE CONTEST IS
DECEMBER THE FIRST, AND AS I SAID BEFORE, THE TURN BEFORE (NOVEMBER 17TH) YOU MAY
DARK ARENA CHALLENGE ONLY!!!  ANY WARRIOR WITH ANY FE (FIGHT EXPERIENCE) WHEN THE
CONTEST STARTS WILL BE ELIMINATED FROM THE CONTEST.

                          YOUNGBLOOD of WENSINWASIN

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CANARY was barely slain by MR. TWISTER in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
TOAD LICKER lost to BELL BOTTOMS in a 2 minute expert's Challenge battle.
POISON BEAK was demolished by BAD ACID in a 1 minute uneven Challenge Title fight.
C. CANARY slimly lost to ANIMATE TOFU in a 2 minute brutal veteran's Challenge fight.
PLAGUE OF FEATHERS devastated LUGO BELOSKI in a 1 minute uneven Challenge brawl.
BLAK MASK viciously subdued ACE in a crowd pleasing 2 minute bloody Challenge match.
SUGAR MAGNOLIA overpowered DJININSKI in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
HORNS was vanquished by THE HIPPY in a 1 minute uneven duel.
I SEE SOUNDS was overpowered by GINA TAILIA in a 1 minute uneven duel.
ASYLUM was luckily beaten by PRIME SLIME in a exciting 3 minute fight.
BLEVINS handily defeated KUNG-FU MASTER in a exciting 1 minute one-sided bout.
DRUNK MOOSE was subdued by WATERGATE in a 2 minute bloody competition.
MORRIS was bested by SUPER FRIENDS in a 2 minute battle.
SUIGENERIS demolished JOHN DARLING in a 1 minute bloody one-sided brawl.
SKYDANCER handily defeated SUPER HOST in a 1 minute uneven fight.
POWER THRUSTER was overpowered by HOODLUM in a 1 minute uneven struggle.
DUCKBERT was handily defeated by THE KITTEN in a 1 minute bloody mismatched bout.
EVOLUTION THEORY devastated CRAZY CANARY in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
ONE TRY was demolished by SLAMMER in a tiresome 6 minute one-sided bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  10         SLASHING ATTACK   45 -  23 -  1      66  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  7         STRIKING ATTACK   23 -  18 -  2      56  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         TOTAL PARRY       38 -  30 -  0      56  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         LUNGING ATTACK    68 -  67 -  4      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         WALL OF STEEL     20 -  21 -  1      49  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         AIMED BLOW        16 -  17 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-STRIKE      14 -  17 -  1      45  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   5 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK     2 -  15 -  0      12  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   9 -  0       0  |

Turn 495 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    6 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  2         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1     AIMED BLOW         0 -  3         2  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     6 -  4     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   BAD ACID 5700              17   6  0  129 COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
SLASHING ATTACK  THE HIPPY 5701             12   6  0  109 COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
PARRY-STRIKE     GINA TAILIA 4817           12   7  0  106 FEVER PITCH (253)
STRIKING ATTACK  POISON BEAK 5827           12  11  0   91 CARNAGE CANARIES (147)
WALL OF STEEL    ANIMATE TOFU 5454           6   2  0   88 SCRAGITARIOUS (377)
AIMED BLOW       HORNS 5770                  8   6  0   87 BLACKEST PRIDE (71)
TOTAL PARRY      PRIME SLIME 5522            6   3  0   70 TROOPERS (271)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is LUGO BELOSKI 5566.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was ASYLUM 5786.  The ten other most popular fighters were BLAK MASK 5935, 
WATERGATE 5836, TOAD LICKER 5830, BAD ACID 5700, C. CANARY 5766, ANIMATE TOFU 5454, 
BELL BOTTOMS 5493, PLAGUE OF FEATHERS 5902, THE HIPPY 5701, and BLEVINS 5900.

The least popular fighter this week was SLAMMER 5979.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ONE TRY 5975, CRAZY CANARY 5976, DUCKBERT 5970, POWER THRUSTER 5914, 
SUPER HOST 5758, JOHN DARLING 5932, DRUNK MOOSE 5451, I SEE SOUNDS 5704, HORNS 5770, 
and DJININSKI 5953.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

BAD ACID (21-5700) COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)

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

SKA-D-LITE (21-5682) MINISTRY OF SKA (496)