DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/06/2004    Duedate: 09/18/2004

CALEAM ARENA

DM-26    TURN-487

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SAILOR VENUS
SHERWOOD FOREST (438)
(26-4326) [18-4-0,104]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SAILOR VENUS                   POSITION IS EMPTY
SHERWOOD FOREST (438)          
(26-4326) [18-4-0,104]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

KORIBUS                        BLUE RING OCTOPUS
GOLDEN CANYON (290)            VENOM (176)
(26-4227) [12-41-0,77]         (26-4167) [13-10-1,99]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SHERWOOD FOREST (438)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SHERWOOD FOREST (438)       37
2. HOME LIFE (453)             21      WARCKERS (362)
3. HEADBANGERS (87)            18      Unchartered Team
4. VENOM (176)                 14
5. GOLDEN CANYON (290)         13      CHESHIRE GRIN (360)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 3 WARCKERS (362)           558 394 29 58.6   1/ 3 SHERWOOD FOREST (438)    11  2 0
 2/ 4 HEADBANGERS (87)         412 296 25 58.2   2/ 1 HEADBANGERS (87)         11  4 0
 3/ 5 HOME LIFE (453)          151 114  9 57.0   3/ 2 HOME LIFE (453)          10  4 0
 4/ 7 SHERWOOD FOREST (438)    176 135 22 56.6   4/ 4 WARCKERS (362)            6  5 0
 5- 6 HERE TO PHOENIX (415)     82  64  4 56.2   5/ 5 GOLDEN CANYON (290)       2 13 0
 6/ 0 VENOM (176)              502 449 25 52.8   6- 7 ERRATUM (440)             1  2 0
 7- 8 ERRATUM (440)             34  42  2 44.7   7/ 0 VENOM (176)               1  4 0
 8/ 9 GOLDEN CANYON (290)      379 570 14 39.9   8- 6 HERE TO PHOENIX (415)     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

     Well, what are you looking at, CALEAM?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Later days, HEADBANGERS, since SHERWOOD 
FOREST took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  Of course, we're all 
terribly impressed to see MISS PRISS win a fight and gain 23 points, terribly.  Tsk, 
tsk, MISS PRISS beat BLACKADDER and BLACKADDER lost 17 points.  You're breakin' my 
heart.  Due to absence, and inability to defend the throne, FLIMSY has lost the Title 
of Duelmaster.  Start setting that alarm earlier!  And it's out with the old, in with 
the new, as SAILOR VENUS 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!   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.  What's 
the big D?  HEADBANGERS was the most avoided team?  Bunch of lily livered... 
grumble... mumble... curse...  And who led the way in this mass act of cowardice?  
Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was SHERWOOD FOREST.  Ha ha ha ha!  Ooh, I'm 
frightfully impressed, BOUNCER was this turn's most challenged warrior.  Watch that 
ego swell, sports fans.  And we have DOOMSDAY in a challenge, going down 13 points 
for the fight.  Guess what?  I thought DOOMSDAY showed great skill and promise when 
he bested BOUNCER.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  Now hey, I like to see a death as much as 
the next guy, but hey HOME LIFE, whyja send BEAUTY QUEEN to the Dark Arena, look at 
hers record, huh?  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only shines through use.  
Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     There's got to be a better place in CALEAM to get a drink than The Warty Toad!  
Any suggestions?  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                  
 SAILOR VENUS 4326            18   4  0   104       SHERWOOD FOREST (438)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BALTIMORE 4043               12  13  1   126       HERE TO PHOENIX (415)
-FLIMSY 4406                  13   5  1   113       WARCKERS (362)
 BLUE RING OCTOPUS 4167       13  10  1    99       VENOM (176)
 SPLINTER 4439                12   2  0    97       HEADBANGERS (87)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DE DE MAO 4397               11   3  2    89       SHERWOOD FOREST (438)
-ONYX 4409                    14   3  0    87       WARCKERS (362)
 MISS PRISS 4371              13  13  0    86       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
-ALBUQUERQUE 4082             15  13  0    82       HERE TO PHOENIX (415)
 JUICEA 4457                   7   1  2    81       HOME LIFE (453)
 KORIBUS 4227                 12  41  0    77       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
-ORLANDO 4131                  6   5  0    71       HERE TO PHOENIX (415)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLACKADDER 4168              15   7  1    59       VENOM (176)
 TUK ADOW 4395                11   8  0    57       WARCKERS (362)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DOOMSDAY 4475                 7   1  0    55       HEADBANGERS (87)
 JAW BREAKER 4454              9   1  0    47       HOME LIFE (453)
 FLOWER POWER 4481             3   1  1    42       SHERWOOD FOREST (438)
 QUEEN PAPAYA 4476             5   3  1    41       HEADBANGERS (87)
-YUCKY TUCKY 4460              5   2  0    41       SHERWOOD FOREST (438)
 HAMMERFALL 4474               5   3  0    36       HEADBANGERS (87)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-COLORADO SPRINGS 4265         4   5  1    32       HERE TO PHOENIX (415)
 POPPA LODE 4392               5  16  0    31       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
 BOUNCER 4445                  6   9  1    30       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
 GO-FER 4444                   4  11  0    26       GOLDEN CANYON (290)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BIRTHDAY GIRL 4480            3   1  0    22       HOME LIFE (453)
-R TO L 4268                   4   3  0    21       ERRATUM (440)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WICK 4267                     3   3  0    20       ERRATUM (440)
 FREAK 4482                    2   2  0    16       SHERWOOD FOREST (438)
 HIDDEN DOOM 4479              2   2  0    16       WARCKERS (362)
 CLAW 4310                     1   1  0    16       VENOM (176)
 ROSIE 4492                    1   2  0     6       HEADBANGERS (87)
-BCW 4494                      0   1  0     1       ERRATUM (440)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
BEAUTY QUEEN 4456      5  3 0 HOME LIFE 453         SHEWISH GIANT 417     487 NONE    
DONTNEEDONE 4504       0  1 0 HOME LIFE 453         DARK CHAMPION 420     487 NONE    
TOOTH 4309             0  2 0 VENOM 176             SPYMASTER 418         487 NONE    
NAIL 4505              0  1 0 VENOM 176             SPYMASTER 418         487 NONE    
RAZOR BACK 4317       21 11 0 WARCKERS 362          BALTIMORE 4043        484         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

All -- Is there anyone left in the arena who remembers the blood, sweat, tears, and 
nauseatingly frequent deaths that is Venom? -- Lord Fang
P.S. I'm back. I still have one style to get to advanced to have the full compliment 
from my glorious team.  Let's see how it goes! 

     Welcome back, Lord Fang! -- Ed.

Doomsday -- Yah, fine, but what if I don't want to be doomed?  What THEN, huh? -- 
Bouncer

Yucky Tucky -- Yep. -- Go-Fer

Flower Power -- If you say so.  I don't know anything about stuff like that. That's 
for kids. -- Poppa Lode

Onyx -- I wish you had a big fat plane of cleavage right where your colors split, 
because I'd like to drive a wedge into it. -- Koribus

Tuk Adow -- (raised eyebrow of superiority)  How could you fail to win that? -- Miss 
Priss

Splinter -- Anything for a pal, you know. -- Koribus

Doomsday -- Sure thing.  Put it on your tab? -- Go-Fer

Papaiz -- Looks like us Bangers went 3-1 vs. your multitude of guys this past turn.  
Not too shabby with as badly as you have us outnumbered. -- Sablon O Vlad

Hidden Doom -- If you are going to down challenge, you should at least pick a fight 
you can win. -- Rosie

Bouncer -- That's right fella, get to bouncin'. -- Doomsday

Flimsy -- Seems like every time we fight you you pick up 4 or 5 skills.  What's your 
wit anyways, 25? -- Sablon

24 August 2004
                            Invitation to Newbie Managers
                                      by Hammer

     As a Captain of the Vendetta Cartel, Hammer has recently dissolved the Vendetta 
Cartel Crimson Ascension Family.  Lady Martilyo and Rook are NO LONGER members of the 
Vendetta Cartel.
     The Vendetta Cartel is divided into "Families" under the leadership of Captains; 
who have been appointed by the VC God Father known throughout the duelingland as 
Master Darque.
     Hammer is now the Captain of the Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe and the veteran 
manager extends an invitation for prospective membership as a Probate [ONLY 2 Probate 
positions are available in the VC Tarantula Tribe at the present time!] to any Newbie 
Manager who qualifies under the following conditions:
     1. Newbie Manager MUST have Online Access for Email communications!   [Hammer is 
presently living in Qatar and Lieutenants Maximillian and Firehawk are  living in 
Canada; so Email Communication is a MUST for consideration!]
     2. Newbie Manager MUST have the time and funds to create 2 new  stables to be 
placed in 2 separate Slow Arenas [the cost of running 1 stable in a  Regular Arena!] 
to actively participate on a monthly basis with the other 3 T-Tribe  members of the 
Vendetta Cartel!
     3. Newbie Manager MUST have the DESIRE to be an Active Member of the  Vendetta 
Cartel as a Tarantula Tribe trainee aka Probate; developing his/her managerial skills 
under the mentorship of Hammer and the other VC members; thus proving themselves 
worthy to become Vendetta Cartel Lieutenants in the Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe!
     The Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe lives by the Feud; thereby prospective 
Probates are forewarned that membership guarantees instant Friends and instant 
Enemies!
     Any prospective Probates who:
     1) seek to improve their managerial insights/abilities under the counsel of 
Hammer and other Vendetta Cartel members 
     2) desire to be active members of an Active Alliance that WILL NOT Dissolve in a 
Few Months; building lasting friendships while enjoying Feuding with Common Enemies 
     3) who enjoy sending their gladiators to Tournaments and would strive to see 
their manager name listed among the TV and TC winners in the Mailer Tourney 
Newsletters as a member of the Vendetta Cartel 
MUST DO THE FOLLOWING:
     Send an Email to HammerDM@fastermail.com to introduce yourself and provide Hammer 
with a short Bio of your managerial successes/failures and favorite/least favorite 
fighting styles; with a listing of your active stable/stables for Hammer to verify in 
the online newsletters.
     Hammer will choose the 2 prospective Probates for membership in the Vendetta 
Cartel Tarantula Tribe on the basis of who he decides will be most suited [to Hammer's 
purposes as the T-Tribe Captain!] from among those responding to this All Arena Ad on 
a first response/first acceptance or rejection basis!
     -- Hammer; Vendetta Cartel Captain/WordSmith and WeaponSmith of the Vendetta 
Cartel Tarantula Tribe

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BEAUTY QUEEN was butchered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
TOOTH was slaughtered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
NAIL was easily killed by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
DONTNEEDONE was assassinated by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
SPLINTER devastated KORIBUS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
DOOMSDAY overpowered BOUNCER in a 4 minute mismatched Challenge match.
QUEEN PAPAYA devastated POPPA LODE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
HAMMERFALL viciously subdued GO-FER in a 2 minute bloody Challenge match.
BLUE RING OCTOPUS was unbelievably bested by SAILOR VENUS in a 5 minute Title fight.
JUICEA won victory over KUNG-FU MASTER in a 2 minute gory duel.
BLACKADDER was vanquished by MISS PRISS in a popular 1 minute brutal one-sided duel.
DE DE MAO handily defeated M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
TUK ADOW demolished AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute mismatched match.
JAW BREAKER outwaited HAPPY PEASANT in a monotonous 10 minute contest.
FLOWER POWER subdued THE HONEST MERCHANT in a 2 minute brawl.
FREAK beat FRATSFAN NOBLE in a 1 minute conflict.
HIDDEN DOOM was handily defeated by CLAW in a tiring 6 minute uneven fight.
BIRTHDAY GIRL viciously subdued ROSIE in a exciting 8 minute bloody beginner's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         TOTAL PARRY       30 -   8 -  0      79  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         PARRY-RIPOSTE     11 -   4 -  0      73  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    32 -  17 -  4      65  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         STRIKING ATTACK   27 -  24 -  3      53  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         AIMED BLOW        10 -   9 -  0      53  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   7 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         WALL OF STEEL     12 -  22 -  1      35  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -  13 -  1      32  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK     4 -  10 -  1      29  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -  11 -  0      21  |

Turn 487 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      SAILOR VENUS 4326          18   4  0  104 SHERWOOD FOREST (438)
PARRY-LUNGE      BLUE RING OCTOPUS 4167     13  10  1   99 VENOM (176)
STRIKING ATTACK  SPLINTER 4439              12   2  0   97 HEADBANGERS (87)
LUNGING ATTACK   DE DE MAO 4397             11   3  2   89 SHERWOOD FOREST (438)
WALL OF STEEL    BLACKADDER 4168            15   7  1   59 VENOM (176)
AIMED BLOW       TUK ADOW 4395              11   8  0   57 WARCKERS (362)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is KORIBUS 4227.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was BLUE RING OCTOPUS 4167.  The ten other most popular fighters were BIRTHDAY GIRL 
4480, JUICEA 4457, HAMMERFALL 4474, MISS PRISS 4371, FLOWER POWER 4481, SPLINTER 
4439, QUEEN PAPAYA 4476, SAILOR VENUS 4326, DE DE MAO 4397, and BOUNCER 4445.

The least popular fighter this week was JAW BREAKER 4454.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were CLAW 4310, ROSIE 4492, HIDDEN DOOM 4479, FREAK 4482, POPPA LODE 
4392, DOOMSDAY 4475, KORIBUS 4227, DONTNEEDONE 4504, NAIL 4505, and TOOTH 4309.

                FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY XXXIII

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
JENNY 1388 (142-122-4)                 2  3  0         THE DREADLANDS       

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
FRENCH TOAST 1584 (76-54-0)            1  4  0         WORLDWIDE GORE       
GIGGY 728 (51-58-1)                    1  4  0         HEADBANGERS          
JE SUIS BIEN 626 (88-49-1)             1  4  0         HEADBANGERS          

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
VISION 1573 (46-24-2)                  5  3  0         HEADBANGERS          
GIMETHATSHIELD 1306 (46-37-1)          3  3  0         HEADBANGERS          

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TAOS 4042 (12-7-1)                     8  3  0         HERE TO PHOENIX      
HERCULES 3692 (13-11-1)                1  3  0         HISTORY!             
DREAM CATCHER 3553 (2-1-0)             0  3  0         REDSKINS             

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
R'AKA 4084 (9-7-0)                     4  3  0         THE DREADLANDS       

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TUK ADOW 4395 (9-6-0)                  0  3  0         WARCKERS             

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DE DE MAO 4397 (7-3-2)                 7  3  0         SHERWOOD FOREST      
JUMBO SHRIMP 4440 (2-3-0)              1  3  0  DEAD   HOME LIFE            

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MORK 4467 (0-0-0)                      6  3  0         HELTER SKELTER       
AXIUM 4264 (1-1-0)                     4  3  0         STYGIAN BOATMEN      
DOOMSDAY 4475 (3-1-0)                  3  3  0         HEADBANGERS          
YUCKY TUCKY 4460 (3-1-0)               3  3  0         SHERWOOD FOREST      
HAMMERFALL 4474 (1-3-0)                2  3  0         HEADBANGERS          
BEAUTY QUEEN 4456 (3-1-0)              1  3  0         HOME LIFE            
JUICEA 4457 (3-1-2)                    1  3  0         HOME LIFE            
QUEEN PAPAYA 4476 (2-2-0)              1  3  0         HEADBANGERS          

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
NEEDLE 4472 (0-0-0)                    9  3  0         LONESOME OCTOBER     
HIDDEN DOOM 4479 (0-0-0)               5  3  0         WARCKERS             
FIRE WATER 4331 (0-0-0)                2  3  0         CRACKED TANKARD      
FREAK 4482 (0-0-0)                     2  3  0         SHERWOOD FOREST