DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/04/2004    Duedate: 10/16/2004

CALEAM ARENA

DM-26    TURN-489

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BLUE RING OCTOPUS
VENOM (176)
(26-4167) [15-10-1,119]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BLUE RING OCTOPUS              POSITION IS EMPTY
VENOM (176)                    
(26-4167) [15-10-1,119]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

KORIBUS                        LIONFISH
GOLDEN CANYON (290)            VENOM (176)
(26-4227) [12-43-0,79]         (26-4509) [2-0-0,23]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

HEADBANGERS (87)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. VENOM (176)                 59
2. SEEING RED (437)            41      SEEING RED (437)
3. GOLDEN CANYON (290)         34      Unchartered Team
4. HEADBANGERS (87)             1
5. WARCKERS (362)               1      THE ZOM WARRIORS (281)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 SEEING RED (437)          29  10  0 74.4   1/ 1 HEADBANGERS (87)          8  6 0
 2/ 2 FALLOUT (86)              26  18  1 59.1   2/ 5 VENOM (176)               8  7 0
 3/ 3 WARCKERS (362)           561 400 29 58.4   3/ 4 GOLDEN CANYON (290)       7  8 1
 4/ 4 HEADBANGERS (87)         416 301 25 58.0   4/ 7 SEEING RED (437)          6  0 0
 5- 6 SHERWOOD FOREST (438)    176 135 22 56.6   5- 2 SHERWOOD FOREST (438)     4  0 0
 6/ 5 HOME LIFE (453)          151 119  9 55.9   6/ 6 WARCKERS (362)            4  7 0
 7/ 7 VENOM (176)              509 452 25 53.0   7/ 3 HOME LIFE (453)           3  7 0
 8/ 8 GOLDEN CANYON (290)      385 574 15 40.1   8/ 8 FALLOUT (86)              1  7 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     The sages err'd not in their foretelling of a god descending upon CALEAM, for I, 
Novgorodny Vir, have returned!  Those betting on HOME LIFE lost their shirt, as HOME 
LIFE lost their fighting abilities:  0-5-0.  What's a move up by 3 you ask?  
(alright, maybe you didn't ask)  Cause for celebration, according to VENOM.  Win 
some, lose some.  Speaking of which, FIRE was winsome, after beating MISS PRISS and 
seeing her lose 18 points.  The arena was more crowded than usual this time, as 
SPLINTER faced CALEAM's Duelmaster.  BLUE RING OCTOPUS successfully staved off a grab 
for the roses by SPLINTER of HEADBANGERS.  Does CALEAM have no one talented enough to 
dethrone her?  So who was the warrior seen charging into immovable walls and 
challenging dead trees?  Someone's got a basic problem...   
     My mother wished me to avoid conflict, and seek the gentle trade of Spyreporter. 
But warriors aren't supposed to avoid fights!  To quell some nasty rumors, the guys 
in HEADBANGERS are not carrying any incurable diseases.  No need to avoid 'em.  Like 
a pup with its tail between its legs, HOME LIFE scurried away from HEADBANGERS.  Oh, 
the shame!  Is it charming personality?  Conversational abilities?  Good oral 
hygiene?  Whatever it is, KORIBUS is the most challenged warrior.  Call 'im brash!  
Call 'im brassy!  Call 'im brave!  Call 'im sassy!  DOOMSDAY will face ONYX, up by 
29.  Aaaah, just call 'im dead meat.  The gods smiled upon DOOMSDAY, in his upset 
fight against ONYX.  DOOMSDAY gets a win, 22 points, and a free drink on me.  (Next 
week, OK?) Them's the breaks, BLOOD MOON.  Expecting fair challenges from HEADBANGERS 
is evidently too much to ask.  HAMMERFALL will have to start challenging legless old 
maids next, as he was beat by BLOOD MOON.  Good show, BLOOD MOON!  JAW BREAKER 
challenged PINK!  Who says HOME LIFE are just a bunch of wimps!  JAW BREAKER of HOME 
LIFE kept his wits as he was defeated by PINK.  My love of complete Spyreports 
dictates that I note the mismatched fight, QUEEN PAPAYA and GO-FER.  Are HEADBANGERS 
unwilling to engage in a fair fight?  I thought QUEEN PAPAYA showed great skill and 
promise when she was dispatched by GO-FER.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big 
deal!   
     The moving sword slashes, and having slashed, moves on...  Death (in the form of 
GO-FER of GOLDEN CANYON) knocked on QUEEN PAPAYA's door.  What will HEADBANGERS do?  
The suspense is killing me.  Ask not for whom the sword slashes; it slashes for thee. 
     Leave me now, you base fools!  As if buffeted by forces of nature beyond my 
control, I must take my leave of this place.  Do not despair!  I shall return!-- 
Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLUE RING OCTOPUS 4167       15  10  1   119       VENOM (176)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SAILOR VENUS 4326            18   4  0   104       SHERWOOD FOREST (438)
 FIRE 4177                    10   3  0   104       SEEING RED (437)
 SPLINTER 4439                13   3  0    95       HEADBANGERS (87)
 RUBY 4176                    10   0  0    93       SEEING RED (437)

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)
 MISS PRISS 4371              14  14  0    84       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
 BLACKADDER 4168              17   7  1    83       VENOM (176)
 KORIBUS 4227                 12  43  0    79       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
 DOOMSDAY 4475                 9   1  0    79       HEADBANGERS (87)
 PINK 4180                     9   4  0    73       SEEING RED (437)
 JUICEA 4457                   7   2  2    73       HOME LIFE (453)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ONYX 4409                    14   5  0    65       WARCKERS (362)
 GO-FER 4444                   6  11  1    65       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
 TUK ADOW 4395                12   9  0    60       WARCKERS (362)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JAW BREAKER 4454              9   2  0    48       HOME LIFE (453)
 BOUNCER 4445                  8   9  1    46       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
 POPPA LODE 4392               6  17  0    44       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
 LENNY 546                     6   4  0    43       FALLOUT (86)
-FLOWER POWER 4481             3   1  1    42       SHERWOOD FOREST (438)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-YUCKY TUCKY 4460              5   2  0    41       SHERWOOD FOREST (438)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GORIS 544                     5   4  0    32       FALLOUT (86)
 CASSIDY 545                   7   2  1    30       FALLOUT (86)
 VIC 542                       6   3  0    30       FALLOUT (86)
 HIDDEN DOOM 4479              3   3  0    27       WARCKERS (362)
 HAMMERFALL 4474               5   5  0    26       HEADBANGERS (87)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LIONFISH 4509                 2   0  0    23       VENOM (176)
 BLOOD MOON 4507               1   1  0    20       WARCKERS (362)
-FREAK 4482                    2   2  0    16       SHERWOOD FOREST (438)
 CANE TOAD 4512                1   0  0    13       VENOM (176)
 BIRTHDAY GIRL 4480            3   2  0    11       HOME LIFE (453)
-ROSIE 4492                    1   3  0     7       HEADBANGERS (87)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
QUEEN PAPAYA 4476      6  4 1 HEADBANGERS 87        GO-FER 4444           489         
DONTNEEDONE 4510       0  1 0 HOME LIFE 453         SPYMASTER 418         489 NONE    
DONTNEEDTWO 4511       0  1 0 HOME LIFE 453         HIGH ELF 415          489 NONE    
SNAGGLE FANG 4513      0  1 0 VENOM 176             MOUNTAIN TROLL 414    489 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Miss Priss -- As evidenced by our fight, it's all about you! -- Blackadder

Papaiz -- It's good to be back, son!  It's equally good to some familiar faces in the
Arena.  Now, as far as Caleam goes, it does appear to have tarnished a bit in my
absence.  Even so, I'm sure a little elbow grease and determination will get it
shining again.  Also it appears that we managers could stand to polish our acts a
little. -- Lord Fang, rolling up his sleeves

Sablon-O-Vlad -- My thanks for the welcome, son!  The nightmare's over; it's time
Caleam returned to its former glory. -- Lord Fang
P.S.  Drop the down-challenging.  It's just too Delarquan.

Leeta -- It's definitely been too long, and I appreciate the warm welcomes! -- Lord
Fang

All -- Note the return of Fallout, a team older than Headbangers!  It's a clear sign
of the shift of cycles; Caleam is on the rise.  Welcome back, Fallout! -- Lord Fang,
Mgr. Venom
P.S.  For any who care, my e-mail address is ModernAtlas@aol.com

Lenny -- Did you lose a bet or something?  You made me look better than Lord Fang
ever remembers seeing me! -- Blackadder, quite appreciative

Blood Moon -- That was quite a match-up for me! -- Lionfish

All -- For those curious, Seeing Red is my team also. -- Lord Fang, whose elsewhere
alter-ego is Edge

Cassidy -- Nice learning. -- Pink, tingeing towards green with envy

Tuk Adow -- How the heck did that happen? -- Ruby

Lord Fang -- Do I correctly recall you saying recently (everything blurs after the
sixth or seventh newsletter of the day) that you have just returned to play after an
absence?  If so, has anyone mentioned to you that it is possible for maxed warriors
to train skills again in Primus? -- Leeta

Koribus -- Wow!  Four skills after all this time.  You are the man! -- Splinter

Bouncer -- That's no way to treat a lady! -- Rosie

Vic -- Good fight.  Lousy matchup for you just getting into the arena though. --
Doomsday

Goris -- Bow to your Queen! -- Queen Papaya

Go-Fer -- Looks like I needed to go fer a back up weapon.  Sigh.... -- Hamerfall

Leeta -- Hate to say it, but I agree with the spirit of what Papaiz has to say.  Use
some avoids, change a strategy, heck, even throw in a bloodfeud now and then.  Since
it is basically only you, him, and me in the arena, it looks like we all agree. --
Sablon-O-Vlad
P.S.  But at least I know your name....

Papaiz -- If it just plain sucks then leave. -- SOV

Blue Ring Octopus -- If you couldn't beat Deadman a year and a half ago, then I know
you can't beat me.  Hope you are avoiding.... -- Splinter

Splinter -- Nothing like meeting old friends....  But how, after all this time, did
you manage to learn four skills off of me? -- Koribus

Hidden Doom -- You call that hidden?  Seemed pretty obvious to me. -- Poppa Lode
P.S.  And I must need parry skills, or I wouldn't have lost, right?
P.P.S.  A Karnhorn.  It figures.  They're big on doom over there.  And on hiding.

Rosie -- For a pretty little thing like you, we do gentle bounces. -- Bouncer

Flimsy -- You are, rather.  I don't believe I've ever seen a cardboard golem before.
Not a good thing.  But then, I suppose golems aren't even designed to take vitamins.
Not that they would help for SURE, but you never know.  Have you considered getting
yourself lacquered?  It might help. -- Miss Priss
P.S.  And at least it would keep you from dissolving in all this rain.

Hammerfall -- O-KAY!  (jumping up and down in excitement)  Nobody told me I got to go
fer a win this time.  I love it!  Can we do it again? -- Go-Fer

Papaiz -- It isn't clear what you're trying to do.  Are you trying to tell me how to
run my team, or trying to get a free pass to guilt-free downchallenging?
     For reasons which seem adequate to me, I am satisfied with the way I run my
team.  I don't propose to change it.  You are not the first manager to object to how
I run my warriors, although you may be the first in this arena.  I've had managers
say they'd rather fight standbys than my warriors, that my teams are no challenge; I
can understand this, as even when you lose the fight, a standby won't take a free-
fight position such as popularity leader away from the loser, and some managers count
on those free fights to finance their involvement in this game.  I've had managers
complain because I'm "too competitive"!  And they were Delarquan, too--gotta wonder
about that.  I've had a manager complain--to the Commission!--when he challenged a
basher of mine--knowing the warrior was a basher, mind you--with an unarmored aimed
blow, and his warrior died.  I can't please everyone and don't propose to try.
     As to whether or not you can issue downchallenges to me, it is a legal move, and
in a small arena, not a surprising one.  As to whether you can do so without
compromising your status as a pure Andorian manager, that is between you and your own
conscience.  I will not accept victim-guilt for you; you downchallenge, you live with
it. -- Leeta

Splinter -- Next tourney?  (groan)  Two more turns.... -- Koribus

Doomsday -- It's the rain.  All the elastic got soggy.  Or, um, something like that.
-- Bouncer

Queen Papaya -- For you, my dear....  (bows) -- Poppa Lode

Hammerfall -- I'm not getting up!  Get your own cold drink. -- Go-Fer

Blackadder -- Oh, I couldn't do THAT.  Especially not with a devilish serpent like
you! -- Miss Priss

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

DONTNEEDONE was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
DONTNEEDTWO was slaughtered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
SNAGGLE FANG was easily killed by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena match.
SPLINTER lost to BLUE RING OCTOPUS in a 1 minute master's Challenge Title brawl.
DOOMSDAY narrowly defeated ONYX in a monotonous 19 minute bloody Challenge fight.
BLACKADDER devastated KORIBUS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
JAW BREAKER was viciously subdued by PINK in a 2 minute Challenge match.
QUEEN PAPAYA was assassinated by GO-FER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
HIDDEN DOOM was viciously subdued by LENNY in a action packed 2 minute Challenge duel.
HAMMERFALL lost to BLOOD MOON in a 4 minute veteran vs. novice upset Challenge duel.
MISS PRISS was overpowered by FIRE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
JUICEA was demolished by RUBY in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
CASSIDY was bested by BOUNCER in a exciting 3 minute battle.
GORIS was devastated by TUK ADOW in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
VIC was viciously subdued by POPPA LODE in a 2 minute gruesome fight.
BIRTHDAY GIRL was savagely defeated by LIONFISH in a 4 minute beginner's struggle.
CANE TOAD devastated SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    6         TOTAL PARRY       28 -  14 -  0      67  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -   4 -  0      67  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         AIMED BLOW        11 -   8 -  0      58  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         LUNGING ATTACK    26 -  19 -  2      58  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK   24 -  21 -  1      53  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-LUNGE       10 -   9 -  0      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         WALL OF STEEL     18 -  23 -  2      44  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK     7 -  11 -  1      39  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -  14 -  1      30  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   9 -  0      25  |

Turn 489 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-STRIKE       1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        2 -  3         2  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  2         2  BASHING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  3         2  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  3                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      BLUE RING OCTOPUS 4167     15  10  1  119 VENOM (176)
BASHING ATTACK   FIRE 4177                  10   3  0  104 SEEING RED (437)
STRIKING ATTACK  SPLINTER 4439              13   3  0   95 HEADBANGERS (87)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    RUBY 4176                  10   0  0   93 SEEING RED (437)
WALL OF STEEL    BLACKADDER 4168            17   7  1   83 VENOM (176)
TOTAL PARRY      DOOMSDAY 4475               9   1  0   79 HEADBANGERS (87)
LUNGING ATTACK   JUICEA 4457                 7   2  2   73 HOME LIFE (453)
AIMED BLOW       TUK ADOW 4395              12   9  0   60 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 LIONFISH 4509.  The ten other most popular fighters were LENNY 546, PINK 4180, 
HAMMERFALL 4474, BOUNCER 4445, POPPA LODE 4392, FIRE 4177, BIRTHDAY GIRL 4480, 
SNAGGLE FANG 4513, BLUE RING OCTOPUS 4167, and BLACKADDER 4168.

The least popular fighter this week was ONYX 4409.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DOOMSDAY 4475, GORIS 544, MISS PRISS 4371, HIDDEN DOOM 4479, QUEEN 
PAPAYA 4476, JAW BREAKER 4454, KORIBUS 4227, DONTNEEDTWO 4511, DONTNEEDONE 4510, and 
CANE TOAD 4512.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

BLUE RING OCTOPUS (26-4167) VENOM (176)