DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/20/2004    Duedate: 10/02/2004

CALEAM ARENA

DM-26    TURN-488

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BLUE RING OCTOPUS
VENOM (176)
(26-4167) [14-10-1,108]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BLUE RING OCTOPUS              VIC
VENOM (176)                    FALLOUT (86)
(26-4167) [14-10-1,108]        (26-542) [6-2-0,39]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

KORIBUS                        BOUNCER
GOLDEN CANYON (290)            GOLDEN CANYON (290)
(26-4227) [12-42-0,80]         (26-4445) [7-9-1,32]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

HEADBANGERS (87)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. VENOM (176)                 35
2. GOLDEN CANYON (290)         34      SEEING RED (437)
3. SEEING RED (437)            28      Unchartered Team
4. HEADBANGERS (87)             4
5. SHERWOOD FOREST (438)        0      FALLOUT (86)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0 SEEING RED (437)          26  10  0 72.2   1/ 2 HEADBANGERS (87)         11  4 0
 2/ 0*FALLOUT (86)              25  15  1 62.5   2- 1 SHERWOOD FOREST (438)     7  1 0
 3/ 1 WARCKERS (362)           559 398 29 58.4   3- 3 HOME LIFE (453)           6  3 0
 4/ 2 HEADBANGERS (87)         415 298 25 58.2   4/ 5 GOLDEN CANYON (290)       5 10 0
 5- 3 HOME LIFE (453)          151 114  9 57.0   5/ 7 VENOM (176)               4  6 0
 6- 4 SHERWOOD FOREST (438)    176 135 22 56.6   6/ 4 WARCKERS (362)            4  8 0
 7/ 6 VENOM (176)              505 451 25 52.8   7/ 0 SEEING RED (437)          3  0 0
 8/ 8 GOLDEN CANYON (290)      382 572 14 40.0   8/ 0*FALLOUT (86)              0  4 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 248): GOLDENEYE of BONDAGE (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 497): WALL OF GLASS of SCARLET KNIGHTS II (Talon Warsmith)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 497): ZERO THE HERO of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 490): SNAKE CHARMER of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 486): GYRADOS of WATER DECK (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 486): FELAWESHIPE of CHAUCERS WORDS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 487): SAILOR VENUS of SHERWOOD FOREST (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 480): SONORA SARA of RED DOG GANG (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 448): SPECTRUM of AS FAR AS SIAM (?, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 441): PORTERHOUSE ARREST of GLAD TO MEAT YOU (Alfredo
                             Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 434): FLOYD B. RICK of FLOYDS FAN CLUB (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 195): MUTILATE of ASSASSIN NATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  60 LOOPHOLES (turn 346): LACHES of LEGALESE (Judge, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 335): LOCKHEART of SAFE HAVEN (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 150): CHEROKEE of CHIEFS' ELITE (Matrix, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 382): HELIO of ULTIMATE ACCELERATION from ARVAT (LHI, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 248): BONDAGE (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 497): SCARLET KNIGHTS II (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 497): THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 490): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 486): 13 YRS & COUNTING (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 486): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 487): SHERWOOD FOREST (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 480): RED DOG GANG (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 448): BEYOND THE PALE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 441): OLD SCHOOL (Otto X. Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 434): DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 195): OHIO (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  60 LOOPHOLES (turn 346): MY BRAIN ON CHLORINE (The Sandman, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 335): SAFE HAVEN (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 150): HAZAARDS OF CLONING (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 382): BOXES (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 496): TONY MCALPINE of THE HEADCUTTERS II (Street Legal)
                               LONNIE JOHNSON of THE HEADCUTTERS II (Street Legal)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 486): SQUYER of CHAUCERS WORDS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  60 LOOPHOLES (turn 346): SANDSTORM of NATURAL DISASTERS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 334): FREAN of SAFE HAVEN (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
CALEAM brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Later days, SHERWOOD FOREST, since 
HEADBANGERS 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 16 points, 
terribly.  Tsk, tsk, MISS PRISS beat FLIMSY and FLIMSY lost 25 points.  You're 
breakin' my heart.  Due to absence, and inability to defend the throne, SAILOR VENUS 
has lost the Title of Duelmaster.  Start setting that alarm earlier!  And it's out 
with the old, in with the new, as BLUE RING OCTOPUS takes the Title and last week's 
bar tab from the old Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  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, CALEAM?   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.  What's 
the big D?  VENOM was the most avoided team?  Bunch of lily livered... grumble... 
mumble... curse...  And it looks like HEADBANGERS avoided them the most this turn.  
What a pack of would be losers, if you ask me.  Hmph.  BLUE RING OCTOPUS was 
challenged more times this turn than the Duelmaster.  Now was the DM insulted or 
feared?  Heh, heh.  Now look at this.  SPLINTER challenged down 20 against GOLDEN 
CANYON's KORIBUS.  What a weasel!  Question now is, will CALEAM accept this sort of 
tacky behavior?  SPLINTER beating KORIBUS.  The insult, the....yech!  I guess I can 
give a little credit to ROSIE of HEADBANGERS for challenging up by 24 to BOUNCER.  
ROSIE lost to get 7 points of recognition.   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  We're all going to die in the end, so why worry if 
the fate catches up with you sooner that later?   
     What does the CALEAM arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  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                  
 BLUE RING OCTOPUS 4167       14  10  1   108       VENOM (176)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SAILOR VENUS 4326            18   4  0   104       SHERWOOD FOREST (438)
 MISS PRISS 4371              14  13  0   102       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
 SPLINTER 4439                13   2  0    99       HEADBANGERS (87)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DE DE MAO 4397               11   3  2    89       SHERWOOD FOREST (438)
 FLIMSY 4406                  13   6  1    88       WARCKERS (362)
 ONYX 4409                    14   4  0    86       WARCKERS (362)
 FIRE 4177                     9   3  0    84       SEEING RED (437)
-JUICEA 4457                   7   1  2    81       HOME LIFE (453)
 KORIBUS 4227                 12  42  0    80       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
 RUBY 4176                     9   0  0    79       SEEING RED (437)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLACKADDER 4168              16   7  1    66       VENOM (176)
 PINK 4180                     8   4  0    66       SEEING RED (437)
 DOOMSDAY 4475                 8   1  0    57       HEADBANGERS (87)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TUK ADOW 4395                11   9  0    54       WARCKERS (362)
 QUEEN PAPAYA 4476             6   3  1    49       HEADBANGERS (87)
-JAW BREAKER 4454              9   1  0    47       HOME LIFE (453)
-FLOWER POWER 4481             3   1  1    42       SHERWOOD FOREST (438)
-YUCKY TUCKY 4460              5   2  0    41       SHERWOOD FOREST (438)
 VIC 542                       6   2  0    39       FALLOUT (86)
 CASSIDY 545                   7   1  1    38       FALLOUT (86)
 GO-FER 4444                   5  11  0    38       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
 GORIS 544                     5   3  0    36       FALLOUT (86)
 LENNY 546                     5   4  0    35       FALLOUT (86)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOUNCER 4445                  7   9  1    32       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
 POPPA LODE 4392               5  17  0    32       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
 HIDDEN DOOM 4479              3   2  0    30       WARCKERS (362)
 HAMMERFALL 4474               5   4  0    27       HEADBANGERS (87)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BIRTHDAY GIRL 4480            3   1  0    22       HOME LIFE (453)
-FREAK 4482                    2   2  0    16       SHERWOOD FOREST (438)
 ROSIE 4492                    1   3  0     7       HEADBANGERS (87)
 LIONFISH 4509                 1   0  0     6       VENOM (176)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLOOD MOON 4507               0   1  0     1       WARCKERS (362)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
MOTHER SUPERIOR 4380   5  8 0 IT'S ALL RELATIVE 449 QUEEN PAPAYA 4476     484 NOT REVE
CLAW 4310              1  2 0 VENOM 176             SHEWISH GIANT 417     488 NONE    
ECHIDNA 4508           0  1 0 VENOM 176             SPYMASTER 418         488 NONE    
RAZOR BACK 4317       21 11 0 WARCKERS 362          BALTIMORE 4043        484 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Hey manager of Golden Canyon.  Can you at least avoid the down challenger, change
your strats, do something?  Why make it so easy for him to DC you?  Is this still an
Andorian arena?  Are we all allowed to DC you?  Is this why you are here, to give SoV
easy wins?  Am I paying good money to watch you throw fights to him?  If you want me
to continue playing in this arena things better change and quick.  Enough is enough.
-- Papaiz

Lord Fang -- Hey man, welcome back.  It's been a long time!!!  BTW, Caleam is not
what it used to be, now it just plain sucks. -- Papaiz

Koribus -- Hang in there big guy.  It will only last until after the next tourney....
-- Splinter

Bouncer -- Not much bounce in your step, was there? -- Doomsday

Poppa Lode -- As usual, lode of skills.  You da man! -- Queen Papaya

Go-Fer -- Hey, if you're going out, I could use a cold drink.... -- Hamerfall

Birthday Girl -- You realize, that everyone has only one birthday, and one day they
die.  Yours is coming soon. -- Rosie

Lord Fang -- Welcome back to the desolate arena that is Caleam.  For a while I had
thought this was just a nightmare, and I was trapped in it with Papaiz! -- Sablon-O-
Vlad, mgr. Headbangers

Sailor Venus -- Well that was an unfortunate match-up...for me.  I think I'd like to
try that again. -- Blue Ring Octopus

Miss Priss -- Prissy indeed!  I wish you'd take after the first part of your name
instead! -- Blackadder, whom you didn't miss very much

All -- Well that was a fine how-do-you-do!  In the midst of my restructuring no one
felt the least obligation to just roll-over for me.  <sigh>  I need to work on my
patience...and strategies it seems. -- Lord Fang

Splinter -- Correct me if I'm wrong, but haven't we done this before?  Not that I'm
complaining, particularly.  After all, who else IS there to fight?  Just taking note.
-- Koribus
P.S.  The way you suck up skills, even after such long familiarity, is, ah...it's
gratifying, yes, that's what it is.  Gratifying.  I feel that my life has been worth
while.  Well, maybe not that strong, but...gratifying.
P.P.S.  Of course, a win and lots of skills for ME would have been even MORE
gratifying....

Doomsday -- Look, guy, I know you've gotta keep square with your manager, but take a
thought sometimes for what you're doing to my reputation!  I'm the BOUNCER at the
saloon, for the pete's sake.  How much authority am I going to have if I keep getting
beaten into dogmeat in the arena, huh? -- Bouncer
P.S.  It isn't supposed to be ME bouncing off the walls, it's supposed to be THEM.

Queen Papaya -- (strokes his mustache, grown specially for the purpose)  A beautiful
woman paying close attention to me, what more could I want, eh?  Well, besides a win.
And, hmm, one or two other little details.  But still. -- Poppa Lode

Hammerfall -- Drat.  I wish I hadn't been UNDER the damned hammer when it fell.  I
hate it when that happens.  Broken toes is the least of it. -- Go-Fer

Blackadder -- (demure look)  I'm very, very careful what snakes I let bite me, you
know.  I wouldn't be myself if I wasn't. -- Miss Priss

Lord Fang -- Right, what Ed. said.  Welcome back.  It's been a while. -- Leeta, now
official manager of Golden Canyon

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 dueling land 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

20 September 2004
Azereth has returned!  I am the manager for Scarlet Blades in DM 25.  I was a member
of the Crimson Alliance and the Crimson Brotherhood (which was composed of former CA
members).  I've been out of the game for many (at least 5) years.  I would like to
hear from anyone who remembers me, as well as any Alliance that is seeking to add
experienced managers to their roster.  Contact me at:
     Anthony Wells
     600 W. Shore Dr.
     Stanton, MI  48888
or by personal ads in DM 25.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CLAW was dealt death by SHEWISH GIANT in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
ECHIDNA was slaughtered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
SPLINTER savagely defeated KORIBUS in a 1 minute expert's Challenge fight.
ONYX was savagely defeated by BLUE RING OCTOPUS in a 1 minute Challenge Title fight.
HIDDEN DOOM slimly won victory over POPPA LODE in a 2 minute gory Challenge duel.
ROSIE was viciously subdued by BOUNCER in a 3 minute Challenge match.
FLIMSY lost to MISS PRISS in a 1 minute duel.
FIRE vanquished KUNG-FU MASTER in a action packed 1 minute one-sided duel.
RUBY vanquished TUK ADOW in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
BLACKADDER overpowered LENNY in a 2 minute gory one-sided melee.
DOOMSDAY narrowly defeated VIC in a unpopular 14 minute match.
GORIS was overcome by QUEEN PAPAYA in a exciting 1 minute brutal contest.
CASSIDY was devastated by PINK in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
HAMMERFALL slimly lost to GO-FER in a 2 minute fight.
BLOOD MOON was viciously subdued by LIONFISH in a 2 minute gruesome amateur's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    6         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -   4 -  0      71  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         TOTAL PARRY       28 -  12 -  0      70  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         LUNGING ATTACK    29 -  18 -  3      62  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         AIMED BLOW        10 -   8 -  0      56  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK   26 -  22 -  2      54  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -   8 -  0      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL     15 -  23 -  1      39  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -  12 -  1      37  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK     5 -  11 -  1      31  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  11 -  0      15  |

Turn 488 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      1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         2  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  4         2  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1                                       2  BASHING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  3                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      BLUE RING OCTOPUS 4167     14  10  1  108 VENOM (176)
SLASHING ATTACK  MISS PRISS 4371            14  13  0  102 GOLDEN CANYON (290)
STRIKING ATTACK  SPLINTER 4439              13   2  0   99 HEADBANGERS (87)
TOTAL PARRY      ONYX 4409                  14   4  0   86 WARCKERS (362)
BASHING ATTACK   FIRE 4177                   9   3  0   84 SEEING RED (437)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    RUBY 4176                   9   0  0   79 SEEING RED (437)
WALL OF STEEL    BLACKADDER 4168            16   7  1   66 VENOM (176)
AIMED BLOW       TUK ADOW 4395              11   9  0   54 WARCKERS (362)
LUNGING ATTACK   LENNY 546                   5   4  0   35 FALLOUT (86)
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 BOUNCER 4445.  The ten other most popular fighters were BLUE RING OCTOPUS 4167, 
LIONFISH 4509, SPLINTER 4439, HAMMERFALL 4474, HIDDEN DOOM 4479, FIRE 4177, 
BLACKADDER 4168, QUEEN PAPAYA 4476, GO-FER 4444, and POPPA LODE 4392.

The least popular fighter this week was DOOMSDAY 4475.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were VIC 542, CASSIDY 545, TUK ADOW 4395, ONYX 4409, KORIBUS 4227, ECHIDNA 
4508, CLAW 4310, BLOOD MOON 4507, GORIS 544, and FLIMSY 4406.