DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/01/2004    Duedate: 09/14/2004

LAPUR ARENA

DM-29    TURN-483

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MACRINUS
EQUESTORS (158)
(29-4452) [17-12-3,113]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MACRINUS                       POSITION IS EMPTY
EQUESTORS (158)                
(29-4452) [17-12-3,113]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LUCIUS                         AMIE
EQUESTORS (158)                CROC FILES (374)
(29-4406) [21-20-2,91]         (29-4564) [5-3-0,50]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

EQUESTORS (158)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CROC FILES (374)            24
2. EQUESTORS (158)             21SHREW CAN IT BE NOW (309)
3. DEATH THREAT (376)          19      Unchartered Team
4. SHREW CAN IT BE NOW (309)   12
5. BLACK SAMURAI (166)          9ARMED AND DANGEROUS (368)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*DARK GLORY (395)           5   0  0  100   1/ 1 EQUESTORS (158)          10  5 1
 2- 2*WYRMS OF SCOURGE (394)     3   0  0  100   2/ 2 CROC FILES (374)          8  7 0
 3/ 4 SHREW CAN IT BE NO (309)  88  67  9 56.8   3- 3*DARK GLORY (395)          5  0 0
 4/ 5 DEATH THREAT (376)        98  78 14 55.7   4/ 4 SHREW CAN IT BE NO (309)  4  4 0
 5/ 6 CROC FILES (374)         184 153 14 54.6   5/ 5 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)      4  8 0
 6/ 7 BLACK SAMURAI (166)      254 256 20 49.8   6- 6*WYRMS OF SCOURGE (394)    2  0 0
 7/ 8 EQUESTORS (158)          496 544 38 47.7   7/ 9 DEATH THREAT (376)        2  5 0
 8/ 9 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)     194 265  7 42.3   8/ 8 BLACK SAMURAI (166)       1  5 0

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

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly LAPUR games.  LEAST SHREW caught the eye of many in 
the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested LUCIUS and was awarded 17 points 
in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, BARNEY put down CRISPUS, 
causing him to lose 10 points of recognition in the process.  Not for nothing has 
MACRINUS in the past laid claim to the Duelmaster's throne, and this week he's proven 
his combat skill yet again.  No confirmation, but my sources claim that the top team 
has gained their position using magical aids.  Charmed weapons perhaps?   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city LAPUR.  LAPUR, city of gladiators!  Mighty among the names of thy guilds 
is CROC FILES, a guild shunned and avoided by many in the weekly duels.  Methinks 
more than a few here could name the guild it was that spent the better part of last 
week avoiding CROC FILES.  Indeed it was BLACK SAMURAI.  Loose talk at the arena has 
reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters are after 
KOJIRO.  Watch your back!   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers the 
miserable with fortune but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in LAPUR.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  Sadly warriors, now longer can I 
keep thy company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  Till 
we meet again, remember:  a turtle walks slow, hides head in a shell, and harms no 
one; a lion runs to slay its prey.-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MACRINUS 4452                17  12  3   113       EQUESTORS (158)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ENOSHIMA 4349                28   9  0   112       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
-SHORT-TAILED SHREW 3747      12   9  0    98       SHREW CAN IT BE NOW (309)
 TALL TREE 4380               22  30  0    96       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
-SOUTHEASTERN SHREW 3719       9   9  2    92       SHREW CAN IT BE NOW (309)
 LUCIUS 4406                  21  20  2    91       EQUESTORS (158)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MUCIANUS 4478                16  11  2    88       EQUESTORS (158)
 LEAST SHREW 3513             14  10  1    88       SHREW CAN IT BE NOW (309)
-MASHED SHREW 4552             5   4  1    74       SHREW CAN IT BE NOW (309)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TINY 4537                     8   8  0    61       SHREW CAN IT BE NOW (309)
 MACHIGAI 4506                11   3  0    58       BLACK SAMURAI (166)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLACK TIGER 4436             10  22  0    52       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 AMIE 4564                     5   3  0    50       CROC FILES (374)
-SMAUG 4573                    3   0  0    43       WYRMS OF SCOURGE (394)
-CHUBON 4381                   3   3  0    42       BLACK SAMURAI (166)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BARNEY 4582                   2   1  0    33       CROC FILES (374)
 KOJIRO 4456                   6   5  1    30       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 CHARLIE 4555                  4   7  0    24       CROC FILES (374)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EBOLA 4581                    2   0  0    22       DEATH THREAT (376)
 STONETOOTH 4560               5   5  0    20       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
-LEXINGTON 4580                2   0  0    19       DARK GLORY (395)
-LOUISVILLE 4579               2   0  0    19       DARK GLORY (395)
-ONOSUKE 4559                  3   6  0    15       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 CRISPUS 4562                  3   6  0    15       EQUESTORS (158)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 QUICK DEATH 4544              2   3  0    15       DEATH THREAT (376)
-CYANIDE 4567                  0   2  0    14       DEATH THREAT (376)
 DOMITIAN 4594                 1   0  0    13       EQUESTORS (158)
 CASSIE 4574                   3   2  0    11       CROC FILES (374)
-NASHVILLE 4577                1   0  0    10       DARK GLORY (395)
 LUCY 4588                     1   1  0     9       CROC FILES (374)
 WALKS SOFTLY 4568             0   6  0     6       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
ACCO 4535              8  6 0 CROC FILES 374        MUCIANUS 4478         481         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Masked Shrew -- Correct me if I'm wrong, little fellow, but haven't we done this 
before?  More than once, I feel sure. -- Tall Tree, weary of mashing insectivorous 
golems because we need all the insectivores we can get 
P.S.  Besides, you teach me nothing.

Tiny -- You call that small?  I've seen Dwarves... no, wait, that's backward.  I've 
seen SHEWS smaller than you. -- Black Tiger
P.S.  I'm NOT a Dwarf.  The Commission calls me that to be annoying.  I'm Rirorni and 
proud of it.

Smaugh -- You feel yourself to be victorious now, but a good rain is all it'd take to 
wash you out of the air, or a wind to blow you away. -- Stonetooth

Lexington -- You're not another horse, are you?  It seems like every time we turn 
around, there's another stable of horses waiting to beat us up.  We should never have 
given them the vote! -- Walks Softly

Croc Files -- Am really becoming annoyed at your interference and presumptuous 
behavior.  An immature novice like you is completely out of place in the company of 
men conducting their business of warfare and killing.  Now get out of my way and go 
play in the streets, boy. -- Black Samurai

Charlie -- Well you have made some positive adjustments.  It took me longer to beat 
you this time. -- Crispus

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

MACHIGAI outwaited AMIE in a crowd pleasing 7 minute Challenge fight.
QUICK DEATH was vanquished by CHARLIE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
BARNEY demolished CRISPUS in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
MACRINUS devastated TALL TREE in a 2 minute one-sided Title contest.
MUCIANUS overpowered TINY in a 1 minute mismatched match.
LUCIUS was viciously subdued by LEAST SHREW in a 1 minute bloody veteran's duel.
BLACK TIGER beat KOJIRO in a popular 1 minute mismatched brawl.
WALKS SOFTLY was overcome by LUCY in a 1 minute melee.
STONETOOTH lost to EBOLA in a 1 minute gruesome duel.
CASSIE was luckily beaten by DOMITIAN in a 2 minute gory beginner's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         TOTAL PARRY       12 -   7 -  0      63  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         BASHING ATTACK    26 -  18 -  2      59  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   5 -  0      58  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    37 -  30 -  2      55  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -  12 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -   8 -  1      47  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   8 -  0      47  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         SLASHING ATTACK   17 -  21 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         AIMED BLOW         5 -  11 -  1      31  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   7 -  0       0  |

Turn 483 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         1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  4         3  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         3  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  BASHING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     3 -  1                                       2  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   MACRINUS 4452              17  12  3  113 EQUESTORS (158)
LUNGING ATTACK   LUCIUS 4406                21  20  2   91 EQUESTORS (158)
SLASHING ATTACK  LEAST SHREW 3513           14  10  1   88 SHREW CAN IT BE NOW (309)
TOTAL PARRY      MACHIGAI 4506              11   3  0   58 BLACK SAMURAI (166)
STRIKING ATTACK  AMIE 4564                   5   3  0   50 CROC FILES (374)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is LUCIUS 4406.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
AMIE 4564.  The ten other most popular fighters were MACRINUS 4452, BARNEY 4582, 
LEAST SHREW 3513, BLACK TIGER 4436, LUCY 4588, MUCIANUS 4478, EBOLA 4581, CASSIE 
4574, DOMITIAN 4594, and MACHIGAI 4506.

The least popular fighter this week was STONETOOTH 4560.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were WALKS SOFTLY 4568, LUCIUS 4406, TINY 4537, CRISPUS 4562, QUICK DEATH 
4544, KOJIRO 4456, TALL TREE 4380, CHARLIE 4555, MACHIGAI 4506, and DOMITIAN 4594.

                FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY XXXIII

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BONNIE 2780 (142-110-8)               19  1  0         SUPERIOR FORCES      
SUMMONED MONSTER 2992 (146-93-6)       3  3  0         SUPERIOR FORCES      

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MASKED SHREW 3514 (53-72-3)            1  3  0         SHREW CAN IT BE NOW  

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
COBRA 4355 (21-17-1)                   1  3  0         DEATH THREAT         
PYGMY SHREW 3743 (19-6-3)              0  3  0         SHREW CAN IT BE NOW  
RAGING FIRE 4407 (19-6-2)              0  3  0         DEATH THREAT         

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BINDI 4454 (18-7-2)                    0  3  0         CROC FILES           
FURTIVE RETURNS 4186 (30-81-1)         0  3  0         SUPERIOR FORCES 5R   

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
THE PLAGUE 4519 (4-4-2)                1  1  0  DEAD   DEATH THREAT         

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BUSCH GARDENS 4300 (1-0-0)             3  3  0         TOURIST TRAPS        
QUICK DEATH 4544 (2-2-0)               2  3  0         DEATH THREAT         

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CYANIDE 4567 (0-0-0)                   8  3  0         DEATH THREAT         
SMAUG 4573 (0-0-0)                     6  3  0         WYRMS OF SCOURGE     
CYBORG 420 4547 (0-0-0)                3  3  0         BLUNT FORCE          
PINK EYE 4575 (0-0-0)                  1  3  0         DEATH THREAT