DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/05/2006    Duedate: 07/18/2006

SUNSET ARENA

DM-21    TURN-538

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SCYTHE
GRIM FANDANGO (454)
(21-6185) [14-6-1,123]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SCYTHE                         POSITION IS EMPTY
GRIM FANDANGO (454)            
(21-6185) [14-6-1,123]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BONEDUST                       GANGPLANK RIDER
GRIM FANDANGO (454)            SEA DOGS (533)
(21-6098) [14-13-0,68]         (21-6159) [6-1-0,68]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

GRIM FANDANGO (454)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. GRIM FANDANGO (454)         51
2. SONS OF SATAN (20)          44      NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
3. D.R.I. (536)                34      Unchartered Team
4. LAKOTA (362)                16
5. NOMADIC TRIBE (160)         13MEDICAL BIOHAZARD 3 (457)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*FORCED VENGEANCE (542)     1   0  0  100   1/ 1 GRIM FANDANGO (454)      11  4 1
 2/ 0 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)       18  10  0 64.3   2/ 3 LITERATE LOONS (538)      9  6 1
 3/ 2 SEA DOGS (533)            24  14  2 63.2   3/ 2 SEA DOGS (533)            7  3 0
 4/ 0 MEOW MIX (466)            87  51  1 63.0   4/ 4 AGE OF EMPIRE (376)       5  3 0
 5/ 4 D.R.I. (536)              48  35  5 57.8   5/11 SONS OF SATAN (20)        5  9 0
 6/ 3 AGE OF EMPIRE (376)       77  59  8 56.6   6/ 6 LAKOTA (362)              3  2 0
 7/ 5 LAKOTA (362)             234 181 12 56.4   7- 8*IN MY ROOM (545)          3  3 1
 8/ 7 MUSCLE MEN (511)          24  20  0 54.5   8/ 7 D.R.I. (536)              3  5 0
 9/ 6 GRIM FANDANGO (454)      316 266  8 54.3   9- 5 SWORD OPERA (323)         3  6 0
10/ 8 BLACKEST PRIDE (71)      410 371 37 52.5  10- 9 NASTY MOB (456)           2  3 1
11/10 SONS OF SATAN (20)       340 336 40 50.3  11/ 0 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)       2  3 0
12/ 9 LITERATE LOONS (538)      35  35  4 50.0  12/10 BLACKEST PRIDE (71)       2  9 0
13-11*IN MY ROOM (545)           3   3  1 50.0  13/ 0 MEOW MIX (466)            1  0 0
14-12 EQUITES VIRTUS (535)      37  40  6 48.1  14-13*FORCED VENGEANCE (542)    1  0 0
15-13 NASTY MOB (456)          103 115  9 47.2  15/14 MUSCLE MEN (511)          1  2 0
16-14 TRIAL & ERROR (408)       33  38  0 46.5  16-15 EQUITES VIRTUS (535)      1  4 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
17-16 SWORD OPERA (323)        506 740 20 40.6  17-16 TRIAL & ERROR (408)       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

     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 SWORD OPERA's 
guildhouse after a 0-0-0 showing this week which dropped the stable into 9th.  Dark 
Arena anyone?  Warriors--remember that glory waits always around the corner!  Witness 
how this week SONS OF SATAN went 3-2-0 to move up 6 in the rankings.  CROUCHING 
HAMSTER caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested 
PARROT KEEPER and was awarded 17 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more 
notable duels, XAPHAN put down SHERWOOD, causing him to lose 14 points of recognition 
in the process.  Who here was not present for the title fight this week as SCYTHE 
boldly challenged MAST MONKEY in order to strive for the Duelmasters honors?  Cold 
and lifeless, former Duelmaster MAST MONKEY will fight no more!  SCYTHE has slain 
him!  Heed this!  A seer has warned that if exactly 6 die in duels this week, the 
whole city shall perish!  Just remember...5 or 7!   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city SUNSET.  My inside sources tell me that the team to beat in SUNSET these 
days is SEA DOGS.  At least, most blades in town are looking to avoid them.  Methinks 
more than a few here could name the guild it was that spent the better part of last 
week avoiding SEA DOGS.  Indeed it was SONS OF SATAN.  Loose talk at the arena has 
reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters are after 
AZRAEL.  Watch your back!  As a gladiator gets older, the icy grip of fear lays hold 
of his heart.  True, RAJEREK?  Who could miss your "brave" challenge of REAGANOMICS?  
Surprising everyone, REAGANOMICS overcame RAJEREK, earning 16 points of recognition 
in the process!  A knave's just desserts are the sweetest victory.  I can not but 
mention with disdain the name of BONEDUST who this week posted a challenge to a 
warrior a full 14 points below in the rankings.  I thought BONEDUST showed great 
skill and promise when he overcame AZRAEL.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big 
deal!   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  I have seen warriors die in youth.  I have seen women cut down in 
their prime.  This week LAKOTA must mourn the loss of 6-3-0 RUNNING WATER to LITERATE 
LOONS.  Some say a warrior is judged by the way he bears arms.  One thing is sure, 
better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in SUNSET.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of 
a far off city calling to me.  I must away!  Till next we meet remember:  a fool 
flies into a rage quickly and often.  The wise are angered by the same thing only 
once.  Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SCYTHE 6185                  14   6  1   123       GRIM FANDANGO (454)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 REAGANOMICS 6182             12   5  1   104       D.R.I. (536)
 RAJEREK 6045                 11   2  0    91       AGE OF EMPIRE (376)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DJININSKI 5953               20  30  0    90       SWORD OPERA (323)
 ADDUCTOR MAGNUS 5922         14  10  0    87       MUSCLE MEN (511)
-KHORAG 6011                  11   5  3    87       AGE OF EMPIRE (376)
-CALPURNIA 6173                8   7  1    85       EQUITES VIRTUS (535)
 BONEDUST 6098                14  13  0    68       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 GANGPLANK RIDER 6159          6   1  0    68       SEA DOGS (533)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DARK SKY 6236                 6   2  1    66       LAKOTA (362)
 HART CRANE 6207               7   7  2    62       LITERATE LOONS (538)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WEST WIND 5125                8   4  1    60       LAKOTA (362)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CROUCHING HAMSTER 6184       10   7  1    56       D.R.I. (536)
 AZRAEL 6076                   9  14  0    53       SONS OF SATAN (20)
-TERRE HAUTE 4522             11   7  0    50       TRIAL & ERROR (408)
-KNEADS FLESH 5912             4   0  0    49       MEOW MIX (466)
 XAPHAN 6126                   7  10  1    47       SONS OF SATAN (20)
 BULGAKOV 6244                 7   2  1    47       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 ZERO 6152                     7   1  0    47       AGE OF EMPIRE (376)
-VIOLENT PACIFICATION 6180    11   5  0    46       D.R.I. (536)
-BREAKSPERE 6189               6  13  0    42       SWORD OPERA (323)
 PARROT KEEPER 6157            5   4  1    42       SEA DOGS (533)
-ROSSMONT 6228                 4   6  2    38       SWORD OPERA (323)
 SHERWOOD 6208                 7   7  0    35       LITERATE LOONS (538)
-GOLDENBEARD 6202              3   0  0    35       SEA DOGS (533)
-VERGIL 6169                   9   7  0    34       EQUITES VIRTUS (535)
-QUINTUS REX 6243              4   1  2    34       EQUITES VIRTUS (535)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JACKAL 6193                   2   1  1    31       NASTY MOB (456)
 GRAVEYARD TAN 6278            5   0  0    30       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 JAYNA 6305                    3   0  0    27       SONS OF SATAN (20)
-BARON TONE 6249               5   2  0    26       SWORD OPERA (323)
 THE KITTEN 5948               2   1  0    26       MEOW MIX (466)
 NERVE RAKER 1874              5   2  0    24       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 SHAMAN 1706                   5   0  0    24       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 ROAD RUNNER 6237              4   0  0    24       LAKOTA (362)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FABLE 6247                    2   2  0    21       BLACKEST PRIDE (71)
-ROMULAN 6166                  4   4  0    20       BLACKEST PRIDE (71)
 KARNAX 6174                   1   1  0    20       AGE OF EMPIRE (376)
-BUBONIC BEN 6252              3   1  0    15       NASTY MOB (456)
-MUSCLE MAN 6107               1   1  0    15       MUSCLE MEN (511)
 BLACK TIGER 1705              2   4  0    14       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 HAMSUN 6289                   2   2  0    14       LITERATE LOONS (538)
-LIGHT FIXTURE 6286            1   0  1    14       IN MY ROOM (545)
 STAB 6297                     1   2  0    14       BLACKEST PRIDE (71)
-NEVER 5633                    1   7  0    14       TRIAL & ERROR (408)
 BOLERO 6313                   1   0  0    14       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
-PECTINEUS 6097                1   0  0    13       MUSCLE MEN (511)
-HSORLJ 6008                   1   0  0    13       TRIAL & ERROR (408)
-CICERO 6262                   1   2  0    12       EQUITES VIRTUS (535)
 ZAN 6304                      1   1  0    12       SONS OF SATAN (20)
-HELL BOUND 6251               2   2  1    10       NASTY MOB (456)
 VULGE 6260                    2   4  0    10       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 CONRAD 6308                   1   1  0    10       LITERATE LOONS (538)
-PSOAS MAJOR 5925              2   3  0     9       MUSCLE MEN (511)
-GRACILILS 5921                2   3  0     9       MUSCLE MEN (511)
 BAD HANDWRITING 6276          2   1  0     9       LAKOTA (362)
-FLOOR 6287                    1   0  0     9       IN MY ROOM (545)
-LUCY 4523                     2   2  0     8       TRIAL & ERROR (408)
 DR. DREAM 1709                2   1  0     7       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
-VELARIA 6256                  1   3  1     7       EQUITES VIRTUS (535)
-LURKER 6264                   1   0  0     7       FORCED VENGEANCE (542)
 GLEEK 6314                    0   1  0     5       SONS OF SATAN (20)
-WINDOW 6288                   1   1  0     4       IN MY ROOM (545)
 BUBBA LOVE 6270               0   4  0     4       D.R.I. (536)
 LYNX 6312                     0   1  0     1       BLACKEST PRIDE (71)
-MOLECULES 6285                0   1  0     1       IN MY ROOM (545)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
IF 6307                0  2 0 BLACKEST PRIDE 71     SHEWISH GIANT 408     538 NONE    
RUNNING WATER 5136     6  3 0 LAKOTA 362            HART CRANE 6207       538         
CHANDLER 6206          6  4 0 LITERATE LOONS 538    JACKAL 6193           534 REVENGED
BUKOWSKI 6246          1  5 1 LITERATE LOONS 538    HELL BOUND 6251       536 REVENGED
TALON 1708             0  1 0 NOMADIC TRIBE 160     MR. TWISTER 405       538 NONE    
MAST MONKEY 6158       9  2 0 SEA DOGS 533          SCYTHE 6185           538         
SALLY PERT 6268        1  3 0 SWORD OPERA 323       LIGHT FIXTURE 6286    536         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Rajerek -- Ah, yes, what it is to be valued for my ability to teach! -- Djininski
P.S.  Don't ask what it is.

Bulgakov -- Oh.  I thought your team name had "losers" in it, and I see I was wrong.
Damn. -- Rossmont

Ye Fratsfa Slavey is a mere churl. -- Breakspere

Romulan -- Ha!  That will blacken your pride some! -- Baron Tone, full of himself for
the win

Stik -- Not all.  The first few years are missing, but after that, yeah.  All e-
copies, mind you, who wants that much paper around?  Email a list of what you need,
and if I've got it, I'll either email it to you or send you a cd. -- Nick
P.S.  Never promise to do anything like the arena-history stuff.  Do it or not, but
never PROMISE.  It can get to be an amazing burden.

How much has the game changed in 15 years?  For the first time since 1991 the Nomadic
Tribe will step out on the sands.  This seems to still be a fairly strong basic
arena.  Any changes an old vet need to know about? -- Nomad, mgr. Nomadic Tribe

6 June 2006
To those involved, no, I have not abandoned your stories.  But I've been letting them
drift, and that has to stop, so I am taking the time to make sure that I know where
they are going, more than just "what happens next" dreamed up on the fly, before
resuming work on them.  No new stories will be started until at least one of the old
ones has concluded, for the same reason:  quantity can't substitute for quality.
Your patience in this matter is appreciated. -- the Scribe

20 June 2006
Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire
Our newest Dark Knight disrespected?!?!?!  ARE THEY SERIOUS?!?!  If at all possible,
let's get over to 31.  I'm on the way.  Let's get 'em. -- Dark Knight Osiris

26 June 2006
To those interested, G.E.C.K.O., Inc, is looking for able-bodied warriors to embark
on a dangerous mission.  Those interested (or for more details) diplo me at:
Juice, DM 93, mgr. Arena Masters, Inc -- Juice

30 June 2006
All -- I am looking for able bodied warriors, magic-wielding wizards, faith-healing
clerics, and quick-handed thieves to begin a quest requested by the Emperor of the
Southern Kingdom of Crailmia.  All interested parties can diplo me in arena 93 --
Noblish Island, c/o Will-O-Wisps (1422) or write to me at -- Robert Bennett, 317173,
4269 West M-80, Kincheloe, Mi 49784. -- the Lightbearer, mgr. Will-O-Wisps

1 July 2006
BROTHER KNIGHTS OF THE DESOLATE EMPIRE -- Hail brothers where ever you are to be
found!  We are engaging in arena 31.  Let them feel our wrath.  Onward to glory!!! --
Dark knight Blackstorm

1 July 2006
Soultaker -- Read your e-mail! -- Guardian

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

IF was butchered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
TALON was dealt death by MR. TWISTER in a exciting 2 minute gruesome Dark Arena duel.
SCYTHE murdered MAST MONKEY in a 1 minute uneven Challenge Title fight.
RAJEREK was bested by REAGANOMICS in a 1 minute Challenge contest.
BONEDUST savagely defeated AZRAEL in a 2 minute bloody veteran's Challenge fight.
VULGE was bested by CONRAD in a 3 minute Challenge duel.
ZAN overpowered BUBBA LOVE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge struggle.
STAB was bested by GRAVEYARD TAN in a 4 minute novice's Challenge competition.
ADDUCTOR MAGNUS vanquished WEST WIND in a 1 minute uneven duel.
ZERO was overpowered by DARK SKY in a 1 minute uneven duel.
GANGPLANK RIDER savagely defeated BULGAKOV in a exciting 2 minute gruesome fight.
SHERWOOD was beaten by XAPHAN in a exciting 1 minute fight.
RUNNING WATER was savagely slain by HART CRANE in a 5 minute competition.
CROUCHING HAMSTER savagely defeated PARROT KEEPER in a crowd pleasing 2 minute match.
KARNAX was unbelievably bested by ROAD RUNNER in a popular 3 minute gruesome conflict.
NERVE RAKER defeated HAMSUN in a 2 minute struggle.
BLACK TIGER was vanquished by JAYNA in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
THE KITTEN devastated MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
DR. DREAM was defeated by BOLERO in a exciting 3 minute novice's bout.
SHAMAN beat GLEEK in a crowd pleasing 3 minute novice's match.
BAD HANDWRITING bested LYNX in a 3 minute novice's contest.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  7         TOTAL PARRY       24 -  17 -  1      59  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         WALL OF STEEL     38 -  27 -  5      58  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         LUNGING ATTACK    32 -  27 -  3      54  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-LUNGE       14 -  13 -  1      52  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         SLASHING ATTACK   27 -  27 -  1      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         PARRY-STRIKE      12 -  13 -  0      48  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         STRIKING ATTACK   23 -  25 -  1      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         BASHING ATTACK    22 -  25 -  4      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     12 -  18 -  1      40  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         AIMED BLOW        12 -  27 -  1      31  |

Turn 538 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        3 -  0     AIMED BLOW         1 -  2         2  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         2  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  5         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  3         2  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    5 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  5         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  SCYTHE 6185                14   6  1  123 GRIM FANDANGO (454)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    REAGANOMICS 6182           12   5  1  104 D.R.I. (536)
BASHING ATTACK   RAJEREK 6045               11   2  0   91 AGE OF EMPIRE (376)
WALL OF STEEL    ADDUCTOR MAGNUS 5922       14  10  0   87 MUSCLE MEN (511)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  BONEDUST 6098              14  13  0   68 GRIM FANDANGO (454)
LUNGING ATTACK   CROUCHING HAMSTER 6184     10   7  1   56 D.R.I. (536)
AIMED BLOW       ZERO 6152                   7   1  0   47 AGE OF EMPIRE (376)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BONEDUST 6098.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was GANGPLANK RIDER 6159.  The ten other most popular fighters were HART CRANE 6207, 
KARNAX 6174, BOLERO 6313, TALON 1708, CROUCHING HAMSTER 6184, GLEEK 6314, BONEDUST 
6098, STAB 6297, GRAVEYARD TAN 6278, and VULGE 6260.

The least popular fighter this week was DR. DREAM 1709.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SHAMAN 1706, BLACK TIGER 1705, ZERO 6152, WEST WIND 5125, BUBBA LOVE 
6270, RAJEREK 6045, MAST MONKEY 6158, IF 6307, THE KITTEN 5948, and JAYNA 6305.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

SCYTHE (21-6185) GRIM FANDANGO (454)