DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/20/2005    Duedate: 08/02/2005

SUNSET ARENA

DM-21    TURN-513

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

HORNS
BLACKEST PRIDE (71)
(21-5770) [12-9-0,118]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HORNS                          BURM N'HAMM
BLACKEST PRIDE (71)            MAGIC CITY MAFIA (526)
(21-5770) [12-9-0,118]         (21-6082) [2-1-1,29]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LUGO BELOSKI                   VOLLEYBALL
SWORD OPERA (323)              SPORTS (497)
(21-5566) [19-39-2,98]         (21-5691) [8-2-0,75]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

GRIM FANDANGO (454)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. NASTY MOB (456)             31
2. BLACKEST PRIDE (71)         29      REAL BEER (424)
3. MAGIC CITY MAFIA (526)      20      Unchartered Team
4. THE NATURALS XI (271)       14
5. SONS OF SATAN (20)          14      MAGIC CITY MAFIA (526)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 2*BRANDY HALL (515)          4   2  0 66.7   1/ 1 GRIM FANDANGO (454)      11  3 0
 2/ 3 REAL BEER (424)          111  58  8 65.7   2/ 2 THE NATURALS XI (271)     7  7 2
 3/ 1 SPORTS (497)              15   8  0 65.2   3/ 0 BLACKEST PRIDE (71)       4  0 0
 4- 4*MUSCLE MEN (511)          14   9  0 60.9   4/11*MAGIC CITY MAFIA (526)    4  5 1
 5/ 5 GRIM FANDANGO (454)      253 211  5 54.5   5/ 4 I MAGI (133)              3  2 0
 6/ 0 BLACKEST PRIDE (71)      391 339 36 53.6   6/ 5 SPORTS (497)              3  3 0
 7/ 6 I MAGI (133)             325 282 20 53.5   7/ 6 NASTY MOB (456)           3  5 0
 8/ 7 SONS OF SATAN (20)       310 285 37 52.1   8/ 8 SONS OF SATAN (20)        3  7 0
 9/ 8 NASTY MOB (456)           87  88  6 49.7   9- 3*MUSCLE MEN (511)          2  3 0
10/ 9 THE NATURALS XI (271)    134 145 22 48.0  10/ 7 SWORD OPERA (323)         2 13 0
11/10 AGE OF EMPIRE (376)       44  51  5 46.3  11-10*BRANDY HALL (515)         1  0 0
12/12*MAGIC CITY MAFIA (526)     4   5  1 44.4  12/ 9 REAL BEER (424)           1  2 0
13/11 SWORD OPERA (323)        453 676 18 40.1  13/12 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.

     One last column from the top!  I'm extremely pleased to have received my
invitation to the Isle after dispatching young master Baumgarten last turn on the
sands!  Well, perhaps all those skills he picked up off me will do him some good in
the future.  With my departure, the throne will be up for grabs, and you won't have
to listen to (or read) any more gloating columns from a Fandango warrior for a good
while, since I'm the last of the "Old Guard."  All the newbies in the stable will
take a while to work their way up here.  Hopefully it won't be as long as I took,
however.  Frankly, I'm amazed I made it out of here alive with this many FE.  If a
couple of the veteran managers had stayed active, I'd probably be pushing daisies
right now!
     For my last duel on the glorious sands of Sunset, I'll not be making any
challenges.  I know what I said last turn, but the Old Man's feeling lazy, so...
whoever wants some, come get it!  I'll be using my faves, of course, so watch
yourself!  Until we meet again in the next life (or on the Isle, anyway), blades UP!!

Skydancer
Departing Duelmistress of Sunset

     Stik here, adding a little on the tail end.  Haven't done so in a while and
thought I'd catch up, just in case all my personals aren't enough for you!  Ha ha!!
     Skydancer completes a circle of amazing good fortune for me here in my home
arena with her graduation.  She was:  11(+2)-9(+1)-12-17-17-6-15 slasher, master
att/init, expert riposte, adv. exp. decise/parry, VH/LOW, LO, learns parry.  She's +3
init and dec., mode all else.  I went back and forth between the LO and EP her whole
career and thought for sure her fave was EP by the last 10 turns or so, but turns out
it was LO, can't complain!  Was hoping for EP, though, then all I would need is a
slasher to graduate with a great axe fave and I'd have one in ADM with every slasher
weapon.  Have to wait a bit longer on that one.  For being such a nice, balanced
rollup and learning fairly well, the old gal was always a bit of an underachiever,
the parry fave didn't help but was interesting to play with, though.  I ran her with
a parry tactic in desperation for some time.  She is the tenth graduate from this
team, following Risc, Carnal, Potomacc, Bottineau, Glimmor, Blevins, Dazey, Drane,
and Blak Mask to immortality.  She may run on the Isle at some point, but at the
moment I've got a full card there, so she'll go inactive and wait her turn, if it
ever comes up.
     Got a nice new crop of recruits coming in for replacements, including a very
sweet rollup for Drane's replacement, look out!  I'm gonna hold him out and run him
in rookies at the Face, I think.  TV/TC potential!!  Of course, now that I've bragged
he'll go 0-2, ah well!  We've had some new teams pop up lately to fill out our bottom
end, and that's great to see.  After some initial talk, things have died down a lot,
however.
     This is my home arena, and I can't STAND to be one of those 5-10 team holes
where half the managers are just tourney-timing and nobody talks, that's WICKED
boring!!  Ultraist, Sly, Sensei Jan, Floyd, and all other inactive vets (even you,
Kano Clan), get your asses back in here, Sunset needs you!!!  Papa Bear and Crip, get
off your duffs and write a couple personals, it won't kill you!  You young up and
comers, let's hear some smack!  Perhaps soon we can host another Manager on the Sands
contest or something.  I'm a bit loathe to fire up yet another contest, but if it
gets teams back in here and managers active again, let's do it!  What does everyone/
anyone think!
     Well, that's it for now, just thought I'd use the soap box one last time since I
won't have it again for a while.  Keep it sharp everyone.  (raising a frothy ale)
Here's to Sunset!!

Stik and Grim Fandango

                                      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.  Now keep the taverns open late 
tonight, for there are sorrows to drown for MUSCLE MEN, whose 0-0-0 this turn dropped 
them by 6 into 9th.  Ha!  MAGIC CITY MAFIA turned their 3-0-0 turn into a 4th 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 BLUE BEARD win a fight and gain 19 
points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, AZRAEL beat TUSK and TUSK lost 10 points.  You're 
breakin' my heart.  Looks like SUNSET has some guts at least, SKYDANCER the 
Duelmaster was this turn's most-challenged warrior.  PRIME SLIME 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.  Kickbacks and bribes, 
kickbacks and bribes, how else do you think some of these guys win their fights?  
Skill?  Ha!   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.  What's 
the big D?  GRIM FANDANGO was the most avoided team?  Bunch of lily livered... 
grumble... mumble... curse...  And it looks like GRIM FANDANGO avoided them the most 
this turn.  What a pack of would be losers, if you ask me.  Hmph.  And we have MOON 
DANCE in a challenge, going down 12 points for the fight.  Guess what?  I thought 
MOON DANCE showed great skill and promise when he overcame DEUCE.  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.  Titanium shields and bamboo daggers, guess what brave team is 
developing these kinds of weapons?   
     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!  Glad to see the back of this place-- Snide 
Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HORNS 5770                   12   9  0   118       BLACKEST PRIDE (71)

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)
 ASYLUM 5786                  14  10  1   117       BLACKEST PRIDE (71)
-BASS 5262                     9   2  2   117       REAL BEER (424)
 BAUMGARTEN 4670              15  13  1   101       I MAGI (133)
 LUGO BELOSKI 5566            19  39  2    98       SWORD OPERA (323)
 PRIME SLIME 5522             13  10  0    94       THE NATURALS XI (271)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ACE 5732                     14  37  0    86       SWORD OPERA (323)
 LILLIAN LUST 5954             8  12  1    82       SONS OF SATAN (20)
-STREET LEGAL 5869             6   2  0    82       I MAGI (133)
-ASHANDAR 5694                 6   2  0    76       AGE OF EMPIRE (376)
 VOLLEYBALL 5691               8   2  0    75       SPORTS (497)
 HOODLUM 5533                 14   9  1    73       THE NATURALS XI (271)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-STELLA ARTOIS 5560            9   5  0    62       REAL BEER (424)
 DRUNK MOOSE 5451             13  14  4    60       THE NATURALS XI (271)
 HOEGARDEN 5554                6  10  0    59       REAL BEER (424)
 ICON 5982                     6   1  1    58       BLACKEST PRIDE (71)
 EVOLUTION THEORY 5958         7   1  0    57       BLACKEST PRIDE (71)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ADDUCTOR MAGNUS 5922          5   0  0    56       MUSCLE MEN (511)
 BLUE BEARD 6006               5   2  0    52       NASTY MOB (456)
 DUCKBERT 5970                12   9  3    48       SWORD OPERA (323)
 DJININSKI 5953               11  15  0    48       SWORD OPERA (323)
 SWIMMING 5693                 6   4  0    47       SPORTS (497)
-TVEDEN 4961                   6   4  0    45       I MAGI (133)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AZRAEL 6076                   4   3  0    41       SONS OF SATAN (20)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KHORAG 6011                   3   4  0    33       AGE OF EMPIRE (376)
 BURM N'HAMM 6082              2   1  1    29       MAGIC CITY MAFIA (526)
 HOLLYWOOD 6060                4   2  2    28       THE NATURALS XI (271)
-SARADOC 5987                  3   2  0    28       BRANDY HALL (515)
 BONEDUST 6098                 2   1  0    25       GRIM FANDANGO (454)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOON DANCE 6094               3   2  0    23       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 TUSK 6095                     3   2  1    19       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
-PECTINEUS 6097                1   0  0    13       MUSCLE MEN (511)
-RAJEREK 6045                  1   0  0    13       AGE OF EMPIRE (376)
 SUPPURATING CORPSE 6087       3   3  0    12       SONS OF SATAN (20)
-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   6  0     9       SWORD OPERA (323)
-COVENER 6071                  1   3  0     6       AGE OF EMPIRE (376)
 DORA 6105                     1   0  0     5       MAGIC CITY MAFIA (526)
 PELHAM 6106                   1   0  0     5       MAGIC CITY MAFIA (526)
 SHALBRIRI 6127                0   1  0     1       SONS OF SATAN (20)
 XAPHAN 6126                   0   1  0     1       SONS OF SATAN (20)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
PERSISTENT BEGGAR 391  0  1 0   1                   HOLLYWOOD 6060        513 NONE    
DA1 6123               0  1 0 AGE OF EMPIRE 376     WURM KIN 414          513 NONE    
ILIACUS 5923           3  2 0 MUSCLE MEN 511        BURM N'HAMM 6082      511         
ROUGH NECK 6102        0  2 0 NASTY MOB 456         WURM KIN 414          513 NONE    
RASPUTIN 6054          0  1 0 NASTY MOB 456         DARK CHAMPION 411     513 NONE    
DUM-DUM 6100           1  1 0 THE NATURALS XI 271   BANDIT PRINCE 412     513 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Stik -- Thanks for the welcome.  I am hoping to be here regularly and look forward to
crossing blades with you.  kLk kLk BOOM!! -- Azraelus Prime

All -- My thanks to all who received a beat-down last cycle for my 5-0.  Much
obliged! -- Stik

Punisher -- You had that coming, I'm sure you're aware. -- Bonedust

Street Legal -- Thanks for the classic send-off! -- Lord Protector Drane

Hollywood -- Again, just like I had pictured it!! -- Tusk

Congrats to Neon's Breath (and Talon Darkheart, I believe?) for the lone Sunset TV in
the spring event.  Perhaps we'll have more luck at the Face. -- Stik

Deuce -- That was all too quick, but the skills were much appreciated and needed! --
Moondance

Sorry no personals last time, but I was heavily engaged in moving house just then.
Still unpacking now, but at least my computer is accessible. -- the player behind
Sword Opera

Volleyball -- You consider that a sport?  It looks more like (slightly) organized
mayhem to me. -- Ace

Swimming -- While I hate to agree with Ace, as a matter of principle, *I* always
thought swimming was a way of getting from one place to another across water when one
has neither bridge nor boat. -- Djininski, not a fan of exercise for its own sake

Moon Dance -- You're a big disappointment to me.  Not because you won, I expected
that, but...you're a GUY.  I had this image of a graceful maiden in the moonlight,
and then...you're a guy.  (sigh) -- Deuce

Well, I've got to say that was embarrassing.  I had that Kung-Fu Master on the run,
striking him in the arm with my parries and all, and then he up and got me with the
old one-two.  How could I have fallen for that? -- Lugo Beloski

Hoodlum -- You ARE!  You probably even SUCK EGGS! -- Duckbert, beside himself with
wrath at being one-shotted

Skydancer -- Congratulations. -- Nick and Sword Opera

27 June 2005
ATTENTION ALL YOU ALLIANCE-TYPE PEOPLE:
For the purposes of tourney newsletter alliance listings (when I am able to do them),
you may only be listed in ONE alliance.  In other words, you have to choose!  If you
are a part of Englebert's Alliance and Englebert's Alliance is "part" of Ruthrauf's
Alliance, I will list you EITHER as part of Englebert's Alliance OR as part of
Ruthrauf's Alliance, NOT both.  The default would be the top-level alliance,
Ruthrauf's, in this example.  If you'd rather be listed separately, let me know and I
will do so, but that will be the only listing you get. -- The Saint, keeper of ever-
more-complicated lists

29 Jun 2005
The Company of Brothers (TCB) welcomes two new members to our alliance...Liam the
Goth and Buddy Lee.  We have no doubt that they will prove to be assets to our
alliance and the general dueling community. -- Baphomet, co-founder, T.C.B.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DUM-DUM was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
ROUGH NECK was slaughtered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
RASPUTIN was killed by DARK CHAMPION in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
DA1 was slaughtered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena brawl.
PRIME SLIME was savagely defeated by SKYDANCER in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
BAUMGARTEN won victory over LUGO BELOSKI in a 1 minute master's Challenge fight.
VOLLEYBALL was unbelievably bested by ACE in a popular 3 minute Challenge competition.
SWIMMING lost to DRUNK MOOSE in a 1 minute Challenge duel.
TUSK was vanquished by AZRAEL in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
MOON DANCE won victory over DEUCE in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
HORNS overpowered HOODLUM in a action packed 1 minute gory one-sided Title fight.
ASYLUM overpowered VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute one-sided match.
LILLIAN LUST viciously subdued HOEGARDEN in a exciting 2 minute master's conflict.
DJININSKI was devastated by ICON in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
EVOLUTION THEORY handily defeated BONEDUST in a popular 1 minute uneven fight.
DUCKBERT was bested by BLUE BEARD in a action packed 1 minute brutal duel.
HOLLYWOOD butchered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
BURM N'HAMM overpowered SUPPURATING CORPSE in a 1 minute brutal one-sided bout.
PELHAM beat SHALBRIRI in a 2 minute novice's match.
DORA unbelievably bested XAPHAN in a 2 minute amateur's competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  7         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   3 -  0      63  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         LUNGING ATTACK    40 -  32 -  4      56  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    5         SLASHING ATTACK   24 -  20 -  2      55  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         PARRY-RIPOSTE     15 -  14 -  2      52  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         WALL OF STEEL     15 -  14 -  2      52  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         TOTAL PARRY       30 -  29 -  0      51  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -  15 -  3      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW        18 -  20 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK    13 -  22 -  2      37  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   6 -  0      25  |

Turn 513 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       HORNS 5770                 12   9  0  118 BLACKEST PRIDE (71)
SLASHING ATTACK  ASYLUM 5786                14  10  1  117 BLACKEST PRIDE (71)
LUNGING ATTACK   BAUMGARTEN 4670            15  13  1  101 I MAGI (133)
TOTAL PARRY      PRIME SLIME 5522           13  10  0   94 THE NATURALS XI (271)
BASHING ATTACK   VOLLEYBALL 5691             8   2  0   75 SPORTS (497)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    DUCKBERT 5970              12   9  3   48 SWORD OPERA (323)
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 VOLLEYBALL 5691.  The ten other most popular fighters were LILLIAN LUST 
5954, AZRAEL 6076, HORNS 5770, BLUE BEARD 6006, SHALBRIRI 6127, BAUMGARTEN 4670, MOON 
DANCE 6094, EVOLUTION THEORY 5958, XAPHAN 6126, and RASPUTIN 6054.

The least popular fighter this week was SUPPURATING CORPSE 6087.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were DUCKBERT 5970, DJININSKI 5953, TUSK 6095, LUGO BELOSKI 5566, 
DA1 6123, DUM-DUM 6100, PELHAM 6106, BONEDUST 6098, HOEGARDEN 5554, and HOODLUM 5533.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

LUGO BELOSKI (21-5566) SWORD OPERA (323)
PRIME SLIME (21-5522) THE NATURALS XI (271)

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

SKYDANCER (21-5834) GRIM FANDANGO (454)