DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/06/2005    Duedate: 07/19/2005

SUNSET ARENA

DM-21    TURN-512

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SKYDANCER
GRIM FANDANGO (454)
(21-5834) [23-15-0,124]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SKYDANCER                      VOLLEYBALL
GRIM FANDANGO (454)            SPORTS (497)
(21-5834) [23-15-0,124]        (21-5691) [8-1-0,78]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SKYDANCER                      STREET LEGAL
GRIM FANDANGO (454)            I MAGI (133)
(21-5834) [23-15-0,124]        (21-5869) [6-2-0,82]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

GRIM FANDANGO (454)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. GRIM FANDANGO (454)         46
2. SPORTS (497)                40      REAL BEER (424)
3. SONS OF SATAN (20)          19      Unchartered Team
4. THE NATURALS XI (271)       13
5. REAL BEER (424)             11      SPORTS (497)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*SPORTS (497)              15   6  0 71.4   1/ 1 GRIM FANDANGO (454)      13  2 0
 2- 2*BRANDY HALL (515)          4   2  0 66.7   2/ 9 THE NATURALS XI (271)     5  4 1
 3/ 3 REAL BEER (424)          111  57  8 66.1   3- 2*MUSCLE MEN (511)          5  4 0
 4- 4*MUSCLE MEN (511)          14   9  0 60.9   4/ 5 I MAGI (133)              4  2 0
 5/ 5 GRIM FANDANGO (454)      251 209  5 54.6   5/10*SPORTS (497)              3  1 0
 6/ 7 I MAGI (133)             324 282 20 53.5   6/ 6 NASTY MOB (456)           3  4 0
 7/ 8 SONS OF SATAN (20)       308 282 37 52.2   7/ 3 SWORD OPERA (323)         3 12 1
 8/ 9 NASTY MOB (456)           86  86  6 50.0   8/14 SONS OF SATAN (20)        2  8 0
 9/10 THE NATURALS XI (271)    132 142 21 48.2   9/ 7 REAL BEER (424)           1  1 0
10-11 AGE OF EMPIRE (376)       44  50  5 46.8  10-11*BRANDY HALL (515)         1  1 0
11/12 SWORD OPERA (323)        452 672 18 40.2  11/12*MAGIC CITY MAFIA (526)    1  5 1
12/15*MAGIC CITY MAFIA (526)     1   5  1 16.7  12-15 AGE OF EMPIRE (376)       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.

Once again I have survived another round of combat on the Bloody Isle, Sunset!  I have 
to thank Prime Slime for showing back up after a long enough absence that I could gain 
enough ground to do to him what a good slasher SHOULD do to one of his style.  Take 
that!!  I figure one more turn up here and I'm gone, and that will complete an amazing 
run for the Old Man, getting a virtual bevy of warriors through successfully to ADM 
without any deaths, like six or seven I believe.  I'm the last of the bunch now that 
Drane's off like a prom dress as well.  Not even Duelmaster once and he gets his 
invite, sickening...

I'd let you know who I'm challenging (of course I'm challenging, Stik doesn't believe 
in all that "the Duelmaster makes no challenges and takes on all comers" hooey, he's a 
strategist to the last) but the Old Man already sent in the strats and he's busy with 
some other guys in some place called Dwes Eg, weird name, so he can't remember.  But 
I'm sure by the time you read this (I assume at least a couple of you are) we'll all 
know anyway.  Until next time, if there is one, here's to you, Sunset!  Blades UP!!!

                                          -- Skydancer
                                             Duelmistress of Sunset

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, SUNSET?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Now keep the taverns open late tonight, 
for there are sorrows to drown for SWORD OPERA, whose 0-5-0 this turn dropped them by 
4 into 7th.  Ha!  THE NATURALS XI turned their 3-2-0 turn into a 2nd place rank in 
the listings this turn.  Any better than this, and you get put on hit lists.  Tsk, 
tsk, BLUE BEARD beat SUPPURATING CORPSE and SUPPURATING CORPSE lost 9 points.  You're 
breakin' my heart.  BAUMGARTEN challenged SUNSET's Duelmaster for a shot at the 
throne.  And if variety is the spice of life, SUNSET may be getting bland, as 
SKYDANCER stays top dog in the city.  I'm not in a very good mood today, but why am I 
telling you this?  You want to know what's new, don't you, SUNSET?   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.  REAL 
BEER, 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!  ACE 
was challenged more times this turn than the Duelmaster.  Now was the DM insulted or 
feared?  Heh, heh.  I guess I can give a little credit to VOLLEYBALL of SPORTS for 
challenging up by 19 to ACE.  VOLLEYBALL won to get 78 points of recognition.   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for SUNSET's 
morgue.  More variety.  I could say I saw this coming, but so could anyone else.  
Anyway, this turn it came.  MALACODA's 7-6-0 has earned him the Dark Arena.  Honor is 
like a chainmail shirt, it only shines through use.  Certain nameless cowards will 
doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     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.  Well, I've had enough of this 
drivel, and I'm sure you have too.  Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  Glad 
to see the back of this place-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SKYDANCER 5834               23  15  0   124       GRIM FANDANGO (454)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BODDINGTON'S 5035            17   9  0   142       REAL BEER (424)
-THAT! 5272                   13   5  2   120       REAL BEER (424)
-BASS 5262                     9   2  2   117       REAL BEER (424)
 LUGO BELOSKI 5566            19  38  2    97       SWORD OPERA (323)
 PRIME SLIME 5522             13   9  0    96       THE NATURALS XI (271)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BAUMGARTEN 4670              14  13  1    92       I MAGI (133)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STREET LEGAL 5869             6   2  0    82       I MAGI (133)
 LILLIAN LUST 5954             7  12  1    80       SONS OF SATAN (20)
 VOLLEYBALL 5691               8   1  0    78       SPORTS (497)
 HOODLUM 5533                 14   8  1    76       THE NATURALS XI (271)
 ACE 5732                     13  37  0    76       SWORD OPERA (323)
-ASHANDAR 5694                 6   2  0    76       AGE OF EMPIRE (376)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-STELLA ARTOIS 5560            9   5  0    62       REAL BEER (424)
 HOEGARDEN 5554                6   9  0    58       REAL BEER (424)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ADDUCTOR MAGNUS 5922          5   0  0    56       MUSCLE MEN (511)
 DUCKBERT 5970                12   8  3    55       SWORD OPERA (323)
 DRUNK MOOSE 5451             12  14  4    54       THE NATURALS XI (271)
 SWIMMING 5693                 6   3  0    51       SPORTS (497)
 DJININSKI 5953               11  14  0    47       SWORD OPERA (323)
-TVEDEN 4961                   6   4  0    45       I MAGI (133)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLUE BEARD 6006               4   2  0    33       NASTY MOB (456)
-KHORAG 6011                   3   4  0    33       AGE OF EMPIRE (376)
 TUSK 6095                     3   1  1    29       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 AZRAEL 6076                   3   3  0    29       SONS OF SATAN (20)
-SARADOC 5987                  3   2  0    28       BRANDY HALL (515)
 BONEDUST 6098                 2   0  0    27       GRIM FANDANGO (454)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOON DANCE 6094               2   2  0    20       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 HOLLYWOOD 6060                3   2  1    19       THE NATURALS XI (271)
 BURM N'HAMM 6082              1   1  1    19       MAGIC CITY MAFIA (526)
 SUPPURATING CORPSE 6087       3   2  0    14       SONS OF SATAN (20)
-PECTINEUS 6097                1   0  0    13       MUSCLE MEN (511)
-RAJEREK 6045                  1   0  0    13       AGE OF EMPIRE (376)
 PUNISHER 6092                 3   1  0    12       NASTY MOB (456)
-GORBADOC 5985                 1   0  0    11       BRANDY HALL (515)
-PSOAS MAJOR 5925              2   3  0     9       MUSCLE MEN (511)
-GRACILILS 5921                2   3  0     9       MUSCLE MEN (511)
 DEUCE 6086                    1   5  0     8       SWORD OPERA (323)
-COVENER 6071                  1   3  0     6       AGE OF EMPIRE (376)
 DUM-DUM 6100                  1   0  0     5       THE NATURALS XI (271)
 ROUGH NECK 6102               0   1  0     1       NASTY MOB (456)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
INVERNESS 6104         0  1 0 MAGIC CITY MAFIA 526  MR. TWISTER 405       512 NONE    
ILIACUS 5923           3  2 0 MUSCLE MEN 511        BURM N'HAMM 6082      511         
PECTINEUS 5924         1  1 0 MUSCLE MEN 511        DOOZIE BASTNADO 6002  508 NOT REVE
SAND HOG 6101          0  1 0 NASTY MOB 456         EMBEZZLING SCRIBE 392 512 NONE    
MALACODA 5981          7  7 0 SONS OF SATAN 20      WURM KIN 414          512 NONE    
YET ANOTHER IDIO 6103  0  1 0 SONS OF SATAN 20      STONE GOLEM 413       512 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Azraelus -- Welcome to Sunset, may your stay be long and blood soaked!  As you 
probably figured out, Ultraist is on a little vacation, as are some other managers I'd 
like to see active around here.  But I am always here, and my dance card's always 
open.  Looking forward to crossing blades with you when you're done with the DA mill.  
A nice start with the one you did fight.  Good luck! -- Stik and Grim Fandango

Gracilils -- Yeah, I do pack a punch!  Looking forward to quickly hacking you into 
submission again sometime! -- Bonedust

Psoas Major -- That's exactly how I saw it going in my mind! -- Tusk

All -- At last, Drane finally graduates.  I said a few years ago that I wasn't going 
to run scum anymore, but this rollup came along and there was no choice, I couldn't 
resist!  He is 16(+1)-21(+2)-5-11(+1)-21-9-7(+2), master-parry, exp-defense, BS, 
low/low, learns defense.  He never TV'd but that's all right, my goal was to soak as 
many wins out of him as possible, and that went swimmingly!  He's off to retirement in 
Talahya, unless he runs in the scumfest at some point.  For his last fight I'm 
challenging the lungers for the classic matchup, see if he can watch'em eat sand one 
more time! -- Stik

I Magi and The Naturals -- Good to see you active again! -- Stik and GF

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MALACODA was butchered by WURM KIN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
YET ANOTHER IDIOT was killed by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute Dark Arena melee.
INVERNESS was savagely slain by MR. TWISTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
BAUMGARTEN was devastated by SKYDANCER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge Title fight.
VOLLEYBALL devastated ACE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge brawl.
SWIMMING overpowered DJININSKI in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge struggle.
MOON DANCE devastated DEUCE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge competition.
TUSK unbelievably bested HOLLYWOOD in a 2 minute gruesome Challenge melee.
BONEDUST viciously subdued PUNISHER in a 4 minute novice's Challenge duel.
PRIME SLIME defeated LILLIAN LUST in a 3 minute veteran's fight.
LUGO BELOSKI was overcome by KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
DRANE subdued STREET LEGAL in a crowd pleasing 3 minute mismatched match.
DUCKBERT was devastated by HOODLUM in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
HOEGARDEN slimly won victory over DRUNK MOOSE in a crowd pleasing 5 minute bout.
BURM N'HAMM was overpowered by AZRAEL in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
BLUE BEARD devastated SUPPURATING CORPSE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
ROUGH NECK was beaten by DUM-DUM in a 3 minute amateur's brawl.
SAND HOG was viciously butchered by EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute novice's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      6         LUNGING ATTACK    43 -  31 -  5      58  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         WALL OF STEEL     16 -  12 -  3      57  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         SLASHING ATTACK   25 -  21 -  2      54  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     13 -  12 -  2      52  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         AIMED BLOW        18 -  19 -  0      49  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         TOTAL PARRY       28 -  31 -  0      47  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -  18 -  2      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK    13 -  19 -  2      41  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   7 -  0      22  |

Turn 512 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-RIPOSTE      2 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  3         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     2 -  3         3  BASHING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  3     AIMED BLOW         1 -  2         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0     
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  SKYDANCER 5834             23  15  0  124 GRIM FANDANGO (454)
TOTAL PARRY      PRIME SLIME 5522           13   9  0   96 THE NATURALS XI (271)
LUNGING ATTACK   BAUMGARTEN 4670            14  13  1   92 I MAGI (133)
BASHING ATTACK   VOLLEYBALL 5691             8   1  0   78 SPORTS (497)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    DUCKBERT 5970              12   8  3   55 SWORD OPERA (323)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SKYDANCER 5834.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was STREET LEGAL 5869.  The ten other most popular fighters were HOEGARDEN 5554, 
BONEDUST 6098, DRUNK MOOSE 5451, YET ANOTHER IDIOT 6103, HOLLYWOOD 6060, LILLIAN LUST 
5954, ROUGH NECK 6102, SKYDANCER 5834, PRIME SLIME 5522, and BLUE BEARD 6006.

The least popular fighter this week was SAND HOG 6101.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SUPPURATING CORPSE 6087, BURM N'HAMM 6082, DUCKBERT 5970, PUNISHER 
6092, DEUCE 6086, DJININSKI 5953, ACE 5732, DUM-DUM 6100, HOODLUM 5533, and LUGO 
BELOSKI 5566.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

SKYDANCER (21-5834) GRIM FANDANGO (454)

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

DRANE (21-5833) GRIM FANDANGO (454)

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XXXIX

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
KY 4498 (117-78-2)                     4  3  0         AFTER DARK 2         
WALRUS OF DOOM 1372 (83-95-2)          0  5  0         COMMONERS            

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
VALTAG VINDICTUS 4153 (42-15-2)        7  3  0         AGE OF EMPIRE        
STONE KILLER 5245 (52-13-1)            3  3  0         NASTY MOB            
TITAN 5070 (50-30-1)                   3  3  0         BLACKEST PRIDE       

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GROLSCH 5029 (42-5-4)                  4  3  0         REAL BEER            
KRARSHT 750 (33-26-4)                  1  3  0         SONS OF SATAN        

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PRIMUS 4975 (45-13-0)                  7  3  0         REAL BEER            
BLACK JUSTICE 3960 (37-52-1)           5  3  0         THE COLOUR OF NEON   
SMILES 3207 (26-17-3)                  4  3  0         TROOPERS             
CARNAL 5388 (39-29-0)                  3  3  0         GRIM FANDANGO        
MEDICINE MAN 3970 (34-32-2)            2  3  0         LAKOTA               
THE BUTCHER 5374 (27-11-0)             2  3  0         NASTY MOB            

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
I SEE SOUNDS 5704 (18-14-1)            4  3  0         COSMIC FREAK OUT     
MINOS 5805 (16-10-1)                   1  3  0         SONS OF SATAN        
RONALD REAGAN 1588 (21-19-0)           1  3  0         SONS OF SATAN        

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BODDINGTON'S 5035 (16-9-0)             3  3  0         REAL BEER            

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SUIGENERIS 5545 (12-5-1)               7  3  0         TROOPERS             
CRACK WHORE BARBIE 5880 (0-1-0)        2  3  0         MATTEL'S REJECTS     

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
STREET LEGAL 5869 (2-0-0)              5  3  0         I MAGI               

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
NEON'S BREATH 6032 (2-0-0)             9  3  0         NATURALBORN KILLERS  
MORDRAITH 6030 (0-2-0)                 5  3  0         NATURALBORN KILLERS  
BAALBERITH 6035 (1-3-1)                3  2  0  DEAD   SONS OF SATAN        
ALARIC 5993 (0-0-0)                    3  3  0         THE BARBARIAN HORDE  
KHORAG 6011 (2-2-0)                    3  3  0         AGE OF EMPIRE        
EVULSION 6007 (3-1-0)                  1  1  0  DEAD   BLACKEST PRIDE       
BLUE BEARD 6006 (1-0-0)                1  3  0         NASTY MOB            

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
HSORLJ 6008 (0-0-0)                    3  3  0         TRIAL & ERROR        
RAJEREK 6045 (0-0-0)                   3  3  0         AGE OF EMPIRE        
SPINNER 5945 (0-0-0)                   3  3  1         OFF THE WALL II      
STALIN 6053 (0-0-0)                    3  3  0         NASTY MOB            
EXECUTIONER 6037 (0-0-0)               2  3  0         NASTY MOB            

ELIGIBLES FOOLS TOURNEY                W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
COCHISE 3971 (47-44-1)                 0  3  0         LAKOTA               

ADM FOOLS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
POTOMACC 5489 (31-25-0)                2  3  0         GRIM FANDANGO        
JACKASS 4526 (31-34-0)                 1  3  0         TRIAL & ERROR        
SKULL STROKER 5590 (21-10-0)           1  3  0         BLACKEST PRIDE       
SYRANO BLOODBANE 5720 (25-16-0)        1  3  0         THE BLOODBANES       
THE HIPPY 5701 (16-7-0)                1  3  0         COSMIC FREAK OUT     

CHALLENGERS FOOL TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PRIME SLIME 5522 (11-8-0)              3  3  0         TROOPERS             

CHAMPIONS FOOLS TOURNEY                W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
AGENT 99 5840 (10-5-0)                 1  3  0         MINISTRY OF SKA      
BAUMGARTEN 4670 (12-12-1)              0  3  0         I MAGI               

ADEPTS FOOLS TOURNEY                   W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
LILLIAN LUST 5954 (5-8-0)              0  3  0         SONS OF SATAN        

INITIATES FOOLS TOURNEY                W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
EVOLUTION THEORY 5958 (6-1-0)          6  2  0         BLACKEST PRIDE       

APPRENTICES FOOL TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CLOVIS 5991 (0-0-0)                    6  3  0         THE BARBARIAN HORDE  
SANDY ON SUNDAY 6033 (1-0-0)           1  3  0         NATURALBORN KILLERS  
HOLLYWOOD 6060 (1-1-0)                 0  3  0         TROOPERS             
NEVER 5633 (1-3-0)                     0  3  0         TRIAL & ERROR        

ROOKIES FOOLS TOURNEY                  W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DANETTE ROGERS 6019 (0-0-0)            3  3  1         GIRLS X3