DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/25/2006    Duedate: 09/21/2006

MORYA ARENA

DM-28    TURN-271

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

LADY DOMINGA
FILIPINA LADYZ (423)
(28-3702) [14-30-0,84]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

LADY DOMINGA                   UDRI
FILIPINA LADYZ (423)           PHANTACITY (480)
(28-3702) [14-30-0,84]         (28-4332) [5-1-2,63]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LADY DOMINGA                   WEASEL
FILIPINA LADYZ (423)           THE ANIMALS (475)
(28-3702) [14-30-0,84]         (28-4295) [5-7-0,25]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SISTERS OF SMASH (467)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ERA OF TERROR (487)         31
2. SANGUIS MORI (488)          30      THE PENTARCHY (397)
3. FILIPINA LADYZ (423)        29      Unchartered Team
4. SISTERS OF SMASH (467)      27
5. THE PENTARCHY (397)         23      OUTCASTS' (482)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*OUTCASTS' (482)           15  10  3 60.0   1/ 2 SISTERS OF SMASH (467)   12  3 3
 2/ 0*SANGUIS MORI (488)         3   2  0 60.0   2/ 6*PHANTACITY (480)          9  6 1
 3/ 3 THE PENTARCHY (397)      238 164  5 59.2   3/ 5 THE PENTARCHY (397)       8  4 0
 4- 4 NORTHERN BADLANDS (337)  135  99  6 57.7   4/ 1*OUTCASTS' (482)           7  8 1
 5/ 5 SISTERS OF SMASH (467)    28  22  6 56.0   5/ 3*OLD WANDERERS (483)       6  8 1
 6/ 2*OLD WANDERERS (483)       16  13  1 55.2   6- 4 NORTHERN BADLANDS (337)   4  0 1
 7- 6 OTTO'S MECHANICS (226)   208 190  8 52.3   7/ 9 FILIPINA LADYZ (423)      4  4 1
 8/ 7 DODGE BULLETS (126)      274 280 11 49.5   8/12*ERA OF TERROR (487)       4  6 1
 9/10*PHANTACITY (480)          14  16  2 46.7   9/ 7 DODGE BULLETS (126)       4  8 0
10/ 8 FILIPINA LADYZ (423)      83 112  6 42.6  10/ 0*SANGUIS MORI (488)        3  2 0
11-11*BLOODY HANDS (478)         6   9  2 40.0  11- 8*BLOODY HANDS (478)        3  7 1
12/13*ERA OF TERROR (487)        4   6  1 40.0  12/10 THE ANIMALS (475)         3 12 0
13/ 9 THE ANIMALS (475)         23  37  0 38.3  13-13 OTTO'S MECHANICS (226)    0  1 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

     Slowly, they looked around the 8' X 10' cell they shared.  A female Kannar, a
large, male Karnhorn, a male Kannar, a medium built Karnhorn and a female Ratani.
What started as a quiet night in a tavern in Aruak soon escalated into a brawl and
the arrest of these five warriors.
     Dianne, the Kannar, was working that night.  With her body and looks it was no
wonder the man in the bar wanted to touch her.  However, she learned on her dad's
farm that that was inappropriate.  So when he squeezed her she reacted and it began.
     Axl, the large Karnhorn, was glad to be able to relax.  His master worked him
endlessly and it showed.  True, he had always had a temper and was quick to swing a
fist, but he had to defend himself, right?  So, when he was struck in the back by a
fist, he rose and joined the fray.
     Darklord, the other Kannar, was tending the bar, welcoming in all of the famous
Gladiators who had survived.  They could have it.   He wasn't a Gladiator.  His
attention was grabbed when he saw his new barmaid punch a gladiator.  The gladiator
rose and drew a fist back.  He saw her duck and the gladiator struck the large
Karnhorn behind her.  He rose and the small problem soon rose to a large bar brawl.
He tried to hide, but was scooped out from under the bar and was now included.
     Thor, the other Karnhorn had been working with the town guard of Aruak for 30
days.  He was good at the job.  He could spot trouble at a brief glance, and he took
pride in it.  It had been quiet, until a noise, like a fight, broke out in a tavern.
He arrived and joined the fight to stop it.
     Mia Beanie, the Ratani, had had a good day.  She had caught two deer and five
rabbits.  They had sold well, and she decided to enter the tavern to relax before
going home to the Ratani Emirates past the World's Edge.  Then, it happened.  A
Convincian grabbed a female Kannar, obviously not considering her race's reputation
for being ruthless and vicious.  As predicted, a brawl erupted and it wasn't long
before the brawl grew too near for her to ignore.
     As each prisoner pondered his and her fate, the sorceress, Sheila Greywand,
entered the jail.  she scowled at these five with anger and hatred.  Her clothes
represented her feelings.  The robe was bright red, and she was definitely not happy.
     Darklord was about to speak when Sheila said, "Be silent.  My disappointment is
great, as is my temper.  It is all I can do not to destroy you, right here."
     "Great sorceress," Axl said reverently.  "We know we have angered you.  Allow us
to serve in some way."
     Sheila gazed at these five and smiled, "Fortunately I have a manager with no
team at the Slaughter Priest Mem Arena.  You want to serve me?  I will send you to
him.  If you survive long enough I may allow you to join my Advanced Gladiators and
work on becoming immortal."
     They agreed to her terms, and she arranged for their transportation to the
Slaughter Priest Mem Arena.  There they would fight for Sean Hobbs and the approval
of Sheila Grewand.

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Well, I must say this is a surprise; didn't expect the top seat right away.  This can
only mean my graduation is very close at hand now.  Maximillian predicts I will
retain the throne for another turn at least. We shall see, I challenge no one this
turn, let who will come try their best to knock me off.

Nyall Bloodgrin

Flo Valve -- Bad matchup dude.  You're much to young for the likes of me but I give
you credit for getting two shots in.

Cathie -- How many times have we danced this dance now, still I remain victorious. --
Ugly Kidd Joe

Pentarchy -- We are sorry you lost such a nice promising young warrior, bloodfeud
away.  What did he look like? -- Ol' Griz

Outcasts, Old Wanderers, Bloody Hands, Era of Death, Phantacity, Lords of Death --
Welcome to Morya, it is a pleasure. -- Maximillian

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in MORYA this turn, and let's start 
with a look at some of the teams.  It seems the training can make the difference, as 
OUTCASTS' is pushed out of top team by SISTERS OF SMASH, who came from 2nd with a 
4-1-0 this turn.  PHANTACITY stable has parlayed this turn's 4-1-0 into a 4 space 
move up the rankings.  This brings them up to 2nd place.  Good work, guys!  The 
SISTERS OF SMASH guild has had a 4-1-0 turn and deserves to be watched in the future. 
You never know where this kind of thing can lead.  And let's see, LADY ELMA fought 
NEWALL EMINENCE and gained 16 points and contributed to FILIPINA LADYZ's 2-0-1.  
MANKILLER has lost to LADY DOMINGA, falling 9 points, while helping make DODGE 
BULLETS a 0-4-0 turn.  Due to his absence and inability to defend the throne, NYALL 
BLOODGRIN has lost the title of Duelmaster.  We should ask LADY DOMINGA about the 
thrill of victory, and what being the new Duelmaster does for a warrior, she's now 
the one to ask.  By the way, was that our Duelmaster that I saw last night, cramped 
under the table at Salty's Chowder House?   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.  I also notice that the OUTCASTS' 
stable was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on MORYA, what are you afraid of?  
And guess who avoided OUTCASTS' stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was THE 
ANIMALS.  Anyone surprised?  Well, sports fans, take notice that SABLE from THE 
ANIMALS was MORYA's most challenged warrior this turn.   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  The manager of OLD WANDERERS will not be pleased to learn that NEWALL 
EMINENCE, a 4-1-0 fighter, has been killed at the hands of FILIPINA LADYZ's LADY 
ELMA.  A brave warrior does not carry a red shield, he has nothing to cover or hide 
when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     I like this place, MORYA, the taverns have old wine, and young serving girls.  
Who could ask for more?  Always good to rest in MORYA, but never good to wear out my 
welcome.  Look for me in future turns.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to 
paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LADY DOMINGA 3702            14  30  0    84       FILIPINA LADYZ (423)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CAM SHAFT 3989               16   5  0   109       OTTO'S MECHANICS (226)
-NYALL BLOODGRIN 3963         18  11  2    93       NORTHERN BADLANDS (337)
-WASTELAND WARLORD 3594       18  15  0    91       NORTHERN BADLANDS (337)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ANNE TENNA 4053              14   6  0    78       OTTO'S MECHANICS (226)
-FREDDY FENDER 3956           11  16  1    70       OTTO'S MECHANICS (226)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-OL' GRIZ 4250                 7   3  1    66       NORTHERN BADLANDS (337)
-FLO VALVE 4243                4   2  0    66       OTTO'S MECHANICS (226)
 UDRI 4332                     5   1  2    63       PHANTACITY (480)
 MANKILLER 4279               10   4  0    58       DODGE BULLETS (126)
 LADY ELMA 4244                9   8  1    57       FILIPINA LADYZ (423)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HUB CAPP 4168                 8   6  0    50       OTTO'S MECHANICS (226)
 CHANTAL 4218                  6   4  2    49       SISTERS OF SMASH (467)
 PAULETTE 4216                 6   4  0    49       SISTERS OF SMASH (467)
 CATHIE 4217                   6   4  1    46       SISTERS OF SMASH (467)
 SWARTWOUT MOUSE 4348          5   1  0    43       OLD WANDERERS (483)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LE PLON 4326                  5   2  0    34       THE PENTARCHY (397)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-UGLY KID JOE 4246             7   1  0    33       NORTHERN BADLANDS (337)
 BODI 4328                     3   3  0    32       PHANTACITY (480)
 STORMDANCER 4278              8   6  0    31       DODGE BULLETS (126)
 WEASEL 4295                   5   7  0    25       THE ANIMALS (475)
 SELEMA CAMPOND 4347           3   3  1    25       OLD WANDERERS (483)
 BED WETTER 4345               3   2  0    24       OUTCASTS' (482)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STALINGRAD 42 4377            2   0  0    23       ERA OF TERROR (487)
 PUMA 4294                     5   7  0    22       THE ANIMALS (475)
 AMAZON WOMAN 4342             4   1  0    22       OUTCASTS' (482)
 COMPUTER NERD 4341            3   2  1    22       OUTCASTS' (482)
 TRAILER TRASH 4344            3   2  0    21       OUTCASTS' (482)
 MARIE ALICE 4215              4   6  1    19       SISTERS OF SMASH (467)
 SABLE 4296                    3   9  0    18       THE ANIMALS (475)
 VAIDISAVA 4370                2   1  0    18       THE PENTARCHY (397)
 SHARAPOVA 4371                2   1  0    17       THE PENTARCHY (397)
-TROLL DES NEIGES 4340         1   0  0    15       THE PENTARCHY (397)
 HARUSPEK 4334                 3   4  0    14       DODGE BULLETS (126)
-DARKLORD 4309                 2   1  1    14       BLOODY HANDS (478)
 RAZOR TOOTH RUTH 4378         1   1  1    13       ERA OF TERROR (487)
 CAEDERE 4389                  1   0  0    13       SANGUIS MORI (488)
-BEAR 4375                     1   0  0    12       BLOODY HANDS (478)
 PRIDE OF CARTHAGE 4379        1   1  0    11       ERA OF TERROR (487)
 CALDER LEATHERS 4349          2   4  0    10       OLD WANDERERS (483)
 FATI 4386                     1   0  0    10       SANGUIS MORI (488)
-MAYNARD 4374                  1   0  0    10       BLOODY HANDS (478)
 PREVARI 4330                  1   5  0     8       PHANTACITY (480)
 SRAN3E 4382                   2   0  0     6       PHANTACITY (480)
 TWISTED SISTER 4391           1   0  0     6       SISTERS OF SMASH (467)
 CRUORIS 4388                  1   0  0     5       SANGUIS MORI (488)
-MIA BEANIE 4312               1   2  0     5       BLOODY HANDS (478)
 OPASAN 4381                   1   1  0     4       PHANTACITY (480)
 AFRA DOURLECHER 4372          1   1  0     4       OLD WANDERERS (483)
 KHUBK CON-AIR 4376            0   2  0     2       ERA OF TERROR (487)
 CEASAR'S ABBATOIR 4380        0   2  0     2       ERA OF TERROR (487)
 HARE 4390                     0   1  0     1       THE ANIMALS (475)
 VESPILO 4385                  0   1  0     1       SANGUIS MORI (488)
 MORTUUS 4387                  0   1  0     1       SANGUIS MORI (488)
 LORVANDIS 4402                0   1  0     1       DODGE BULLETS (126)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
HAMSTER 4369           0  3 0 THE ANIMALS 475       RAZOR TOOTH RUTH 4378 271         
RAT 4297               5  6 0 THE ANIMALS 475       CHANTAL 4218          270         
FERRET 4327            3  2 0 THE ANIMALS 475       UDRI 4332             268         
DIANNE 4308            0  2 0 BLOODY HANDS 478      MARIE ALICE 4215      269         
AXL 4311               1  1 1 BLOODY HANDS 478      SELEMA CAMPOND 4347   269         
CORLEJO 4333           2  4 0 DODGE BULLETS 126     DARKLORD 4309         270         
LADY EMY 4315          4  5 0 FILIPINA LADYZ 423    ID TEN-T 4343         269         
NEWALL EMINENCE 4350   4  2 0 OLD WANDERERS 483     LADY ELMA 4244        271         
CALBRAITH CHYRY 4346   1  2 0 OLD WANDERERS 483     COMPUTER NERD 4341    268 REVENGED
ID TEN-T 4343          2  3 2 OUTCASTS' 482         BANDIT PRINCE 348     271 NONE    
TYRANNOPATER 4285      6  3 0 THE PENTARCHY 397     OL' GRIZ 4250         270         
REZI 4329              2  2 0 PHANTACITY 480        MAELLE 4214           269 REVENGED
MAELLE 4214            5  4 2 SISTERS OF SMASH 467  UDRI 4332             270         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

All -- Please forgive any breach of current protocol.  For I have just arrived!  If
there are any rules or tips I should know about fighting here, please let me know. --
Dis, mgr. Sanguis Mori

Arena Master -- For those of us about to die...we salute you! -- Gladiators of
Sanguis Mori

Id ten-t -- You rather disappointed me. -- Paulette

Maynard -- Whatever do you mean, I got you a new job, and there was no challenge on
my part.  Are you friend or foe? -- Marie Alice

Corlejo -- Exactly. -- Paulette

Le plon -- Ow, you almost had ME. -- Cathie

Ugly Kid Joe -- That was your lucky day.  It will not happen again. -- Marie Alice

Rat -- My apologies, t'wasn't on purpose. -- Chantal

Udri -- Way to avenge your comrade!  Now I'll avenge mine. -- Chantal

Corlejo -- Great fight, but which Lejo were you at the core of? -- Darklord
P.S.  Now you know why I'm a Bloody Hand.

All -- Word to the wise, always be sure to be able to use both weapons.  Especially
against a Lunger like Bodi. -- Mia Beanie

Razor Tooth Ruth -- Armor is very important, wouldn't you say? -- Maynard
P.S.  Now for you, Marie Alice.

Selema Campond -- I told you there'd be a bloodfeud.  Here I am. -- Bear

All -- AH!  The arena.  The roar of the opponent, the smell of the crowd.  I only
hope my best is good enough. -- Sir Loin

All -- Look, I'm new here.  I can't learn if you keep KILLING MY WARRIORS!  Cut me
some slack here! -- Sean Hobbs, mgr. Bloody Hands

Vaidisava -- A cool name!  What does it mean? -- Haruspek
P.S.  Also, good fight, as such things go.

Lady Elma -- Well...I don't know if you can fight, but you can sure teach!  Thanks.
-- Mankiller

Sable -- My female teammates get all soft and dreamy about your name and your, er,
pelt, but I don't see it.  Tall, dark, and annoying is what I see.  Mismatched, too.
-- Stormdancer

Darklord -- Damn.  Low con will do it every time. -- Ghost of Corlejo

Darklord -- I feel sure that someone will answer with more hard facts, but yes, there
is a formula for calculating what is believed to be a warrior's hit points.  It
involves CN, SZ, and ST, as I recall.  But...how do you calculate how much damage a
given blow does?  I presume weapon and strength of the attacker figure in, and hit
location and armor of the attackee, maybe even styles!--but those factors are not
presented in a quantified form.  Still, on the overview will be a statement such as
"can take a lot of damage" or "is very frail, a single blow can devastate him" which
gives you a general idea.  If there is no statement, then the warrior can take
"normal" damage. -- Uncle Wolf

11 August 2006
All -- I support Vendetta Cartel's observation of The Dark Knights!  If war is
declared on V.C. by The Dark Knights, then war is also declared on The Dark Knights
of the Desolate Empire by The Avengers of Light!  We have been quietly awaiting such
a chance to expose ourselves (all interested parties contact me c/o The Barbarians:
DM 31, Attn: Timothias)!  Come, Vendetta Cartel, let us show these broke-down
"Knights" what true warriors are! -- Gemini Goldphoenix, Overlord of The Avengers of
Light

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ID TEN-T was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
BED WETTER lost to SWARTWOUT MOUSE in a 2 minute Challenge battle.
COMPUTER NERD was handily defeated by CATHIE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
PUMA was vanquished by BODI in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
WEASEL narrowly defeated HARUSPEK in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
CALDER LEATHERS was demolished by AMAZON WOMAN in a 1 minute Challenge competition.
CEASAR'S ABBATOIR was outwaited by SRAN3E in a 9 minute amateur's Challenge fight.
RAZOR TOOTH RUTH butchered HAMSTER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge competition.
STALINGRAD 42 won victory over SABLE in a 1 minute Challenge duel.
KHUBK CON-AIR was outlasted by PREVARI in a dull 8 minute gory Challenge duel.
LADY DOMINGA overpowered MANKILLER in a 1 minute uneven Title match.
PAULETTE overpowered TRAILER TRASH in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
CHANTAL demolished SELEMA CAMPOND in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
LADY ELMA butchered NEWALL EMINENCE in a 1 minute bloody one-sided battle.
STORMDANCER was overpowered by UDRI in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
LE PLON overpowered MARIE ALICE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
VAIDISAVA devastated AFRA DOURLECHER in a 1 minute uneven duel.
SHARAPOVA beat MORTUUS in a 1 minute amateur's brawl.
PRIDE OF CARTHAGE bested OPASAN in a 2 minute brutal novice's fight.
VESPILO was beaten by TWISTED SISTER in a popular 1 minute novice's bout.
FATI handily defeated LORVANDIS in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
CRUORIS beat HARE in a 2 minute brutal beginner's fight.
CAEDERE overpowered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute uneven fray.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                  10         TOTAL PARRY       11 -   6 -  0      65  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         LUNGING ATTACK    38 -  23 -  3      62  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     5         BASHING ATTACK    45 -  29 - 10      61  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      5         SLASHING ATTACK   18 -  16 -  1      53  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         PARRY-RIPOSTE     14 -  14 -  1      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         WALL OF STEEL     18 -  19 -  0      49  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         PARRY-LUNGE       12 -  14 -  0      46  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         PARRY-STRIKE      24 -  31 -  0      44  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK   18 -  24 -  5      43  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         AIMED BLOW        12 -  22 -  1      35  |

Turn 271 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:

TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  3         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     8 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  2         2  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  2     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         1  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     AIMED BLOW         1 -  3         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  3         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  4         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   UDRI 4332                   5   1  2   63 PHANTACITY (480)
LUNGING ATTACK   MANKILLER 4279             10   4  0   58 DODGE BULLETS (126)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is LADY DOMINGA 3702.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was WEASEL 4295.  The ten other most popular fighters were HARUSPEK 4334, PRIDE 
OF CARTHAGE 4379, SWARTWOUT MOUSE 4348, STALINGRAD 42 4377, LADY ELMA 4244, VAIDISAVA 
4370, SHARAPOVA 4371, TWISTED SISTER 4391, HARE 4390, and BED WETTER 4345.

The least popular fighter this week was SRAN3E 4382.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were CEASAR'S ABBATOIR 4380, PREVARI 4330, KHUBK CON-AIR 4376, LORVANDIS 
4402, OPASAN 4381, MORTUUS 4387, AFRA DOURLECHER 4372, STORMDANCER 4278, NEWALL 
EMINENCE 4350, and SELEMA CAMPOND 4347.