DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/15/2004    Duedate: 11/27/2004

CALEAM ARENA

DM-26    TURN-492

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

FIRE
SEEING RED (437)
(26-4177) [13-3-0,135]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FIRE                           MOLLY HATCHET
SEEING RED (437)               PARADISE THEATRE (457)
(26-4177) [13-3-0,135]         (26-4487) [1-0-0,16]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

KORIBUS                        LIONFISH
GOLDEN CANYON (290)            VENOM (176)
(26-4227) [12-46-0,82]         (26-4509) [4-1-0,42]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

VENOM (176)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. PARADISE THEATRE (457)      38
2. SEEING RED (437)            35      SEEING RED (437)
3. VENOM (176)                 25      Unchartered Team
4. THE DREADLANDS (425)        24
5. SHERWOOD FOREST (438)       17      PARADISE THEATRE (457)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*PARADISE THEATRE (457)     3   0  0  100   1/ 1 VENOM (176)               9  4 1
 2/ 1 SEEING RED (437)          37  11  0 77.1   2/ 2 SEEING RED (437)          8  1 0
 3/ 0 THE DREADLANDS (425)      36  21  2 63.2   3/ 3 HEADBANGERS (87)          6  6 0
 4- 2 FALLOUT (86)              28  19  1 59.6   4/ 7 SHERWOOD FOREST (438)     5  2 0
 5/ 4 WARCKERS (362)           564 410 29 57.9   5/ 4 GOLDEN CANYON (290)       5 10 0
 6/ 3 HEADBANGERS (87)         422 307 25 57.9   6/ 0*PARADISE THEATRE (457)    3  0 0
 7/ 5 SHERWOOD FOREST (438)    181 137 22 56.9   7/ 8 HOME LIFE (453)           3  7 2
 8/ 6 HOME LIFE (453)          154 126 11 55.0   8/ 5 WARCKERS (362)            3 10 0
 9/ 7 VENOM (176)              518 456 26 53.2   9- 6 FALLOUT (86)              2  1 0
10/ 8 GOLDEN CANYON (290)      390 584 15 40.0  10/ 0 THE DREADLANDS (425)      1  0 1
11/ 0*WENSINWASIN 5.5.2. (458)   0   1  0  0.0  11/ 0*DREW'S BOYS (428)         0  1 0
12/ 0*DREW'S BOYS (428)          0   1  0  0.0  12/ 0*WENSINWASIN 5.5.2. (458)  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

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in CALEAM this turn, and let's start 
with a look at some of the teams.  SHERWOOD FOREST stable has parlayed this turn's 
3-0-0 into a 3 space move up the rankings.  This brings them up to 4th place.  Good 
work, guys!  On their very first turn, PARADISE THEATRE had a 3-0-0, and with this 
kind of luck or skill, should do well.  Welcome to CALEAM.  And let's see, R'AKA 
fought JUICEA and gained 24 points and contributed to THE DREADLANDS' 1-0-1.  
HAMMERFALL has lost to POPPA LODE, falling 18 points, while helping make HEADBANGERS 
a 0-5-0 turn.  Well done, CALEAM, the Duelmaster was this turn's most challenged 
warrior.  Perhaps FIRE is not as thrilled, being challenged 2 times.  SPLINTER 
challenged for the Duelmastership this turn, attempting to dethrone SEEING RED's 
warrior.  Defending his title for another turn, FIRE kept HEADBANGERS' warrior, 
SPLINTER, from claiming the throne.  Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I have heard from 
unimpeachable sources that The Warty Toad uses trolls in their stew.  Talk about 
gristle!   
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.  HEADBANGERS has cause to stand tall, as 
they were CALEAM's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to beat.  
And avoiding HEADBANGERS more than any other team we find SHERWOOD FOREST.  CALEAM, 
are we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  In a fit of brilliance or of 
stupidity (hard to say sometimes), DOOMSDAY challenged SAILOR VENUS today, facing a 
33 difference in recognition.  Sad to say, DOOMSDAY lost to SAILOR VENUS, and the 
attempt ended up costing DOOMSDAY 0 recognition points.   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  JAW BREAKER must have surprised HOME LIFE this turn, after they sent him to 
the Dark Arena, but the Dark Arena couldn't hold him!  Hearty mugs of ale were raised 
in CALEAM today as JUICEA was bid farewell to a 7-4-2 warrior, with R'AKA of THE 
DREADLANDS standing silent and pensive.  Is it really true that CALEAM has more 
dishwashers per capita that fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  Well, I'm burning daylight here in CALEAM and I've a long road ahead of 
me.  Happy Trails.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to paper-- Alarond the 
Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FIRE 4177                    13   3  0   135       SEEING RED (437)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SAILOR VENUS 4326            20   4  0   119       SHERWOOD FOREST (438)
 RUBY 4176                    13   0  0   117       SEEING RED (437)
 R'AKA 4084                   10   7  1   104       THE DREADLANDS (425)
 MISS PRISS 4371              15  16  0    94       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
 BLACKADDER 4168              19   8  1    91       VENOM (176)
 SPLINTER 4439                14   5  0    91       HEADBANGERS (87)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PINK 4180                    11   5  0    87       SEEING RED (437)
-DE DE MAO 4397               11   4  2    85       SHERWOOD FOREST (438)
 DOOMSDAY 4475                11   2  0    83       HEADBANGERS (87)
 KORIBUS 4227                 12  46  0    82       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
 GO-FER 4444                   7  13  1    68       GOLDEN CANYON (290)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JAW BREAKER 4454             11   2  2    66       HOME LIFE (453)
 FLOWER POWER 4481             5   1  1    66       SHERWOOD FOREST (438)
 POPPA LODE 4392               7  19  0    57       GOLDEN CANYON (290)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-VIC 542                       7   3  0    51       FALLOUT (86)
 BOUNCER 4445                 10  10  1    45       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
-CASSIDY 545                   8   2  1    45       FALLOUT (86)
-LENNY 546                     6   4  0    43       FALLOUT (86)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LIONFISH 4509                 4   1  0    42       VENOM (176)
-YUCKY TUCKY 4460              5   2  0    41       SHERWOOD FOREST (438)
-KERCHECK 4093                 6   1  1    39       THE DREADLANDS (425)
 HAMMERFALL 4474               7   6  0    35       HEADBANGERS (87)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GORIS 544                     5   5  0    30       FALLOUT (86)
 HIDDEN DOOM 4479              4   5  0    27       WARCKERS (362)
 CANE TOAD 4512                3   1  1    27       VENOM (176)
-BLOOD MOON 4507               2   2  0    27       WARCKERS (362)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROSIE 4492                    2   4  0    23       HEADBANGERS (87)
 FREAK 4482                    3   3  0    18       SHERWOOD FOREST (438)
 MOLLY HATCHET 4487            1   0  0    16       PARADISE THEATRE (457)
 BIRTHDAY GIRL 4480            4   3  0    15       HOME LIFE (453)
 RIKI TIKI TAVI 4489           1   0  0    11       PARADISE THEATRE (457)
 PLATYPUS 4523                 1   0  0    11       VENOM (176)
 GYPSY ROSE 4486               1   0  0    11       PARADISE THEATRE (457)
 SEETHER 4499                  0   1  0     9       WENSINWASIN 5.5.2. (458)
 MASSASAUGUS 4517              1   1  0     6       VENOM (176)
 MERLIN 4114                   0   1  0     1       DREW'S BOYS (428)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
BANDIT PRINCE 421      0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          JAW BREAKER 4454      492 NONE    
BOOKOUT 4524           0  1 0 HEADBANGERS 87        BANDIT PRINCE 421     492 NONE    
QUEEN PAPAYA 4476      6  4 1 HEADBANGERS 87        GO-FER 4444           489 REVENGED
WHAT THE? 4525         0  1 0 HOME LIFE 453         ARENAMASTER TOHRE 419 492 NONE    
BATTING 000 4528       0  1 0 HOME LIFE 453         SHEWISH GIANT 417     492 NONE    
JUICEA 4457            7  4 2 HOME LIFE 453         R'AKA 4084            492         
DONTNEEDONE 4527       0  1 0 WARCKERS 362          WURM KIN 423          492 NONE    
EL SUCKO 4526          0  1 0 WARCKERS 362          DARK CHAMPION 420     492 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Go-Fer -- It's a bloodfeud, what did you expect? -- Doomsday

Fire -- Let's try that just one more time.... -- Splinter

Poppa Lode -- Pretty one sided for a change against you.  You must be starting to
become Grandpapa Lode.... -- Hammerfall

Freak -- Us sophisticated girls have no time to waste on Freaks.... -- Rosie

Papaiz -- I see you wasted no time in challenging Koribus.  Happy now? -- SOV

Koribus -- Sorry big guy, but when you teach up to three skills per turn, and I don't
have to worry about dying, I just fail to see how it is a "bad" challenge.  Is it
dirty and rotten?  Sure.  I just wonder if you will start to use your other avoids on
Papaiz's three teams if he continues to plaster you now?  At the very least I wrote
PA's to you each turn and tried to make it somewhat fun.  At least as much fun as you
can have losing.  Hope you can understand, if not agree. -- Splinter

Leeta -- Dang, you really made me feel bad....  My deepest apologies. -- SOV/
Kellumbo

SoV -- I'll take you up on that, but as I said, I won't be here much longer.  As you
can see, I am revamping my teams here.  As time goes on and more of my guys hit the
top of their individual classes, they will sit. -- Papaiz

All -- SoV knows how much I hate writing PAs, so you all better appreciate this....
-- Papaiz

Leeta -- As you can see, you won't be taking any loses to Onyx and Tuk Adow any time
soon.  Hehe! -- Papaiz

SoV -- You asked?  Here is why....  Flimsy, morning star ...blah..., low, low, bash,
learns defense.  I was thinking, any half decent weapon and I'll run him in 105, but
instead he gets retirement.  I won't give you his stats, cause it's a trade secret,
but he's +4 decise, +4 initiative and +4 defense.  Rip and Par unknown. -- Papaiz

SoV -- What about you?  You going to the FtF? -- Papaiz

Leeta -- I appreciate the effort you put into this arena time after time.  As I said
before, you are a pleasure to have here and I would not like it any other way.  Now
that I am finished sucking up....  Can you kick that roll up machine a couple times?
Anyone need a 3 WT, 5 WL roll up? -- Papaiz

Sablo-O-Vlad -- I wish I could triumphantly claim that Blue Ring Octopus is the up-
and-coming thing, but she wasn't heavily blessed and had a mediocre fave rhythm (mod-
low).  The fave weapon is nice (scimitar), but that's about it.  A TC to Caleam?
That's a lofty goal, son, but I don't think it's unattainable.  TVs should doable.
Who's going to help me out?-- Lord Fang

Leeta -- Thanks for the info, son!  Every little bit helps. -- Lord Fang

Blood Moon -- Give me rematch in a few turns and the outcome will be very different!
-- Cane Toad
P.S.  I hope.

De De Mao -- A valiant effort. -- Ruby

Sailor Venus --  Now I must say that's more of a performance that I would expect, but
losing still stinks. -- Blackadder

Bouncer -- You certainly did the bouncing. -- Lionfish

Doomsday -- Yeah, yeah, I know.  Bloodfeud, and you have a right to do it.  I'm not
arguing with that, but cheese, man, I didn't do it on purpose!  As if I could! -- Go-
Fer, feeling unreasonably ill-used, not a new experience

Flimsy (and Papaiz and also Sablon-O-Vlad) -- Have you got any tourney fights?
Because if not, while I know that your respective rankings make it technically a
down-challenge (to Koribus), the fact that Koribus went into that match with fifty-
six fights to your twenty IS a factor.  My warriors are renowned throughout Alastari
for climbing the ranking ladder at the slowest possible speed: one point for a loss,
three for a win.  This makes them great teachers and attractive targets.  I can live
with that.  It's the challenge in Solven that really got my goat--Sablon-O-Vlad knows
which one I mean.  My warriors don't go to tourneys, ever, and what you see is
absolutely the experience they have. -- Leeta

Hammerfall -- Dang.  I was still using those ribs. -- Poppa Lode

Pink -- That is NOT your color.  Your complexion is too dark to be flattered by a
delicate pink; it just makes you look dirty, though I am sure you are not.  Try
something more in the line of a vibrant magenta, or maybe fuschia or cyclamen. --
Miss Priss

Lionfish -- Gods, I hate those voices in the stands.  What do THEY know? -- Bouncer

P.S.  Of course, this time, they were right, but still.  Buttinskis.
P.P.S.  So, how come you're not a Fish?  Nothing wrong with being a Fish.  Leeta's
been threatening, er, promising to hire a Fish any day now.

Splinter -- You're just saying that in the hopes of getting an autographed copy of my
tome, Skills for the Gladiator, a Compendium. -- Professor Koribus

22 October 2004
                         Youngblood's Three and Out Contest

I would like to take this time to announce and invite all managers to compete in what
I think will be an awesome contest.  If you haven't ever TC'd at a tourney before,
here is your chance.  The contest will start Wednesday, December 1, 2004, but a
chance will be given November 17 to dark arena, only, any warrior that you do not see
fit to run in the contest.  So now that I have your attention, here are the rules
(like you didn't know they were coming sooner or later).

 1.  Any manager participating can enter one team, only.
 2.  No sandbagging whatsoever.  (I will keep up with it, every turn.)
 3.  No teams or warriors will be allowed to run after contest starts.
 4.  All warriors will run until they lose three times, after three losses they are
     eliminated.
 5.  If a warrior sits out a turn, they are accounted with a loss in the contest.
     This is to keep warriors with winning records from sitting out until the end of
     the contest.
 6.  If a warrior is killed during the contest, the replacement cannot enter the
     contest.
 7.  If a warrior is killed, bloodfeuding is allowed, but only by a warrior that is
     active in the contest.
 8.  If a warrior is run after being eliminated, the manager is disqualified from the
     contest, no questions asked.
 9.  Challenges are legal, up or down.
10.  Contest will keep going until 1 warrior is left without three losses, and that
     warrior, of course, is accounted the winner.
11.  All managers participating will be asked to purchase a rollup certificate, to be
     awarded to the winners of the contest.

                                    <<<PRIZES>>>

     As I have already said, and according to participation, rollups will be awarded
to the first and second place managers.  So the majority and minority of the rollups
will be determined when all are accumulated.
     Contest Champion--2 Faves prizes, and majority of rollup certificates
     Contest Runner-up--1 Faves prize, and minority of rollup certificates
     So once again I invite all managers old and new to participate in what should be
a fierce and challenging contest.  <<<REMEMBER, FIRST OFFICIAL TURN OF THE CONTEST IS
DECEMBER THE FIRST, AND AS I SAID BEFORE, THE TURN BEFORE (NOVEMBER 17TH) YOU MAY
DARK ARENA CHALLENGE ONLY!!!  ANY WARRIOR WITH ANY FE (FIGHT EXPERIENCE) WHEN THE
CONTEST STARTS WILL BE ELIMINATED FROM THE CONTEST.

                          YOUNGBLOOD of WENSINWASIN

11 November 2004
All you alliance-type people, I'm trying (again!) to get my alliance listing correct
and up to date.  Either send me a diplo (address it to The Saint) or send your
updates to me directly at Sue at solberg-mathews.com.  As you may guess, replace the
at with @ and you're good to go (I do hate spammy mail and this will end up on the
web).

I have information on the following alliances:  ADIO, Allied Axis, Armada,
Brotherhood of Justice, Brotherhood of the Blade, Cadre, CDC, Chaos, Inc., Circle of
Order, Company of Brothers, Consortium, Council of Lords, Couple Good Guys, Crimson
Vengeance, DOA, DOOMcorps, Enigmafia, Eurosquad, Fascist Federation, FONZ,
Frothingslosh Syndicate, GAPPDA, Homeland Alliance, IT Alliance, Jingoists, kLk,
Knights of the Covenant, LBA, League Arcane, Legion6, Living Essences, Lords and
Ladies of Darkness, Manic Union, Midnight Foundation, Minions of Diana, Monarchs of
Montezuma, NCA, NIMROD, R.A.G.E., Seventh Sons, The Firm, The French Connection,
Vendett@ United, and the Vendetta Cartel.

If you are a member of one of these alliances, let me know.  If you are a member of
some other alliance that isn't listed, let me know.  If you were at any point in your
past a part of one of these alliance but are now independent, also let me know.
Going inactive doesn't mean you get removed from this list; people are assumed to
still be in the same alliance when they return.  Even having everyone in an alliance
go inactive doesn't change anything.  If an alliance is officially disbanding, that's
another thing you have to let me know....

The Saint, keeper of lists

P.S.  If you already responded to my online plea (and I replied), you can ignore
this.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

JAW BREAKER delivered the death blow upon BANDIT PRINCE in a 6 minute fight.
DONTNEEDONE was murdered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
BOOKOUT was assassinated by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena duel.
EL SUCKO was butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
WHAT THE? was assassinated by ARENAMASTER TOHREHN in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
BATTING 000 was butchered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena brawl.
ROSIE was savagely defeated by GO-FER in a 2 minute brutal Bloodfeud struggle.
SPLINTER was devastated by FIRE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge Title competition.
DOOMSDAY was viciously subdued by SAILOR VENUS in a 22 minute Challenge melee.
RUBY won victory over MISS PRISS in a action packed 1 minute expert's fight.
BLACKADDER savagely defeated KORIBUS in a action packed 2 minute gory veteran's fight.
JUICEA was assassinated by R'AKA in a 1 minute one-sided match.
PINK devastated VIRGINAL CONCUBINE in a exciting 1 minute mismatched conflict.
FLOWER POWER demolished BOUNCER in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
POPPA LODE handily defeated HAMMERFALL in a action packed 1 minute one-sided conflict.
HIDDEN DOOM was savagely defeated by CANE TOAD in a action packed 1 minute struggle.
LIONFISH overpowered BIRTHDAY GIRL in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched brawl.
FREAK luckily beat FRIENDLY CONSTABLE in a 3 minute brutal bout.
MASSASAUGUS was luckily beaten by MOLLY HATCHET in a 2 minute gory novice's bout.
RIKI TIKI TAVI handily defeated MERLIN in a popular 1 minute mismatched competition.
SEETHER was overpowered by GYPSY ROSE in a popular 1 minute one-sided duel.
PLATYPUS overcame POLITE BEGGAR in a 1 minute beginner's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  7         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   1 -  0      86  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         TOTAL PARRY       30 -  15 -  2      67  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         PARRY-LUNGE       13 -   8 -  0      62  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         LUNGING ATTACK    26 -  20 -  1      57  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         AIMED BLOW        13 -  11 -  0      54  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         STRIKING ATTACK   17 -  17 -  2      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         WALL OF STEEL     20 -  22 -  1      48  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         BASHING ATTACK     9 -  15 -  1      38  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -  17 -  1      29  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   9 -  0      25  |

Turn 492 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     AIMED BLOW         1 -  2         2  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  5         2  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  3         2  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  2                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  2                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  2                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   FIRE 4177                  13   3  0  135 SEEING RED (437)
TOTAL PARRY      SAILOR VENUS 4326          20   4  0  119 SHERWOOD FOREST (438)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    RUBY 4176                  13   0  0  117 SEEING RED (437)
STRIKING ATTACK  R'AKA 4084                 10   7  1  104 THE DREADLANDS (425)
WALL OF STEEL    BLACKADDER 4168            19   8  1   91 VENOM (176)
PARRY-LUNGE      PINK 4180                  11   5  0   87 SEEING RED (437)
LUNGING ATTACK   FLOWER POWER 4481           5   1  1   66 SHERWOOD FOREST (438)
AIMED BLOW       LIONFISH 4509               4   1  0   42 VENOM (176)
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 BLACKADDER 4168, KORIBUS 
4227, MASSASAUGUS 4517, GO-FER 4444, RIKI TIKI TAVI 4489, FIRE 4177, RUBY 4176, R'AKA 
4084, PINK 4180, and POPPA LODE 4392.

The least popular fighter this week was SAILOR VENUS 4326.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were DOOMSDAY 4475, MERLIN 4114, BIRTHDAY GIRL 4480, JUICEA 4457, 
SPLINTER 4439, BATTING 000 4528, WHAT THE? 4525, EL SUCKO 4526, JAW BREAKER 4454, and 
SEETHER 4499.

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

FLIMSY (26-4406) WARCKERS (362)