DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/13/2006    Duedate: 09/26/2006

LAPUR ARENA

DM-29    TURN-536

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MACHIGAI
BLACK SAMURAI (166)
(29-4506) [21-5-0,122]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MACHIGAI                       THE CLEAR
BLACK SAMURAI (166)            ARCANE PHARMACY (401)
(29-4506) [21-5-0,122]         (29-4632) [5-2-0,63]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LYRA                           ORATHAI
VENUSIANS (321)                ECHL-EAST (313)
(29-4320) [17-11-1,121]        (29-4598) [8-2-0,90]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BLUNT FORCE (393)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ARCANE PHARMACY (401)       21
2. VENUSIANS (321)             20      CROC FILES (374)
3. BLACK SAMURAI (166)         13      Unchartered Team
4. BLUNT FORCE (393)           11
5. CARDOW HUNTERS (359)         8      BLUNT FORCE (393)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*BLUNT FORCE (393)         13   6  1 68.4   1/ 5*BLUNT FORCE (393)         7  1 0
 2- 3 ARENA FELINES (399)       19  12  0 61.3   2/ 6 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)      7  5 0
 3/ 4 CROC FILES (374)         308 286 20 51.9   3/ 1 FORCE OF NATURE (312)     7  8 0
 4/ 5 BLACK SAMURAI (166)      301 284 20 51.5   4/ 2 CROC FILES (374)          7  8 0
 5/ 7 VENUSIANS (321)          137 141  8 49.3   5/ 4 BLACK SAMURAI (166)       5  1 0
 6/ 6 ECHL-EAST (313)           19  20  0 48.7   6/ 3 VENUSIANS (321)           5 10 1
 7/ 8 FORCE OF NATURE (312)    169 198 11 46.0   7/ 0*ARCANE PHARMACY (401)     1  0 0
 8/ 9 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)     312 392  7 44.3   8/ 9 ECHL-EAST (313)           1  1 0
 9/ 0*ARCANE PHARMACY (401)      5  17  0 22.7   9- 7 ARENA FELINES (399)       1  2 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, friends and fiends, welcome to your friendly neighborhood spyreport.  
I doubt LAPUR will ever be the same.  It seems the training can make the difference, 
as FORCE OF NATURE is pushed out of top team by BLUNT FORCE, who came from 5th with a 
2-0-0 this turn.  BLUNT FORCE stable has parlayed this turn's 2-0-0 into a 4 space 
move up the rankings.  This brings them up to 1st place.  Good work, guys!  The 
CARDOW HUNTERS guild has had a 3-1-0 turn and deserves to be watched in the future.  
You never know where this kind of thing can lead.  And let's see, THE CLEAR fought 
DOWN POUR and gained 21 points and contributed to ARCANE PHARMACY's 1-0-0.  DOWN POUR 
has lost to THE CLEAR, falling 20 points, while helping make FORCE OF NATURE a 3-2-0 
turn.  Defending his title for another turn, MACHIGAI kept ECHL-EAST's warrior, 
ORATHAI, from claiming the throne.  By the way, was that our Duelmaster that I saw 
last night, cramped under the table at The Burning Tree?   
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.  Well, sports fans, take notice that KOJIRO from BLACK SAMURAI 
was LAPUR's most challenged warrior this turn.  THE IRON LUNG of BLUNT FORCE had 
better have a good reason for challenging down 8 points in a challenge which it won.  
I thought THE IRON LUNG showed great skill and promise when it bested ZERO 
VISABILITY.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  Is it really true that LAPUR 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.  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep your swords 
sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to paper-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MACHIGAI 4506                21   5  0   122       BLACK SAMURAI (166)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-YEAR OF THE CAT 4624         11   4  0   135       ARENA FELINES (399)
 LYRA 4320                    17  11  1   121       VENUSIANS (321)
 SUE NAMI 4097                15  21  0    91       FORCE OF NATURE (312)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ORATHAI 4598                  8   2  0    90       ECHL-EAST (313)
 CONNIE 4716                  11   6  1    79       CROC FILES (374)
-FURY 3872                     8   3  0    75       ECHL-EAST (313)
-HYDROPONICUS 4605             5   0  0    70       BLUNT FORCE (393)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOLAR FLARE 4427             11   9  0    66       VENUSIANS (321)
 ASTRIAL 4328                 10  12  1    66       VENUSIANS (321)
-MIGHTY MOUSER 4621            6   4  0    66       ARENA FELINES (399)
 THE CLEAR 4632                5   2  0    63       ARCANE PHARMACY (401)
 SNOWSHOE 4712                13   8  0    62       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 KOJIRO 4456                  15  10  1    60       BLACK SAMURAI (166)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LADYBUG 4709                 13   8  0    51       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
-JUNIBAN 4599                 15   4  0    49       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 DOWN POUR 4323                9  14  0    44       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
 WHIRLWIND 4325                9  15  0    43       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
 TIGER LILY 4732               7   4  0    43       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 LUCY 4754                     3   1  0    41       CROC FILES (374)
 THE IRON LUNG 4667            3   0  0    39       BLUNT FORCE (393)
 WEIPA 4726                    5   6  1    37       CROC FILES (374)
 MENSA 4442                    8  10  1    35       VENUSIANS (321)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AMIE 4718                     5   8  1    29       CROC FILES (374)
 STICKET 4751                  5   1  0    24       FORCE OF NATURE (312)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CEZZARO 4719                  5   8  0    23       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZERO VISABILITY 4495          5   8  0    23       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
-AKUMU 4674                    4   3  0    22       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 DR. STRANGELEAF 4659          2   1  0    18       BLUNT FORCE (393)
 CARINA 4749                   2   4  0    10       VENUSIANS (321)
-CYBORG 420 4547               1   0  0     9       BLUNT FORCE (393)
-DAIHACHI 4750                 1   1  0     7       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
-ADMIRAL BOWEN 4289            0   3  0     7       ECHL-EAST (313)
-BIG BAD CAT 4623              1   1  0     4       ARENA FELINES (399)
 MURRY 4755                    0   1  0     1       CROC FILES (374)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
MURRY 4638            15 25 0 CROC FILES 374        LYRA 4320             535         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

The Croc Files mourn the tragic passing of the most amazing individual who was the
inspiration for this team.  Thank you for all you've done.  Rest in peace, mate.  You
will never be forgotten.

From the Croc Files family:
Croc Files    (DM  29)
Croc Files 2  (DM  43)
Croc Files 3  (DM  14)
Croc Files AD (DM 103)
Manager:  THawk

Hydroponicus -- I am amazed that you aren't a golem.  Somehow, that would seem...
appropriate to your name.  But since you aren't, since, in fact, you are a dwarf and
I'm half an elf, I'm supposed to be hostile to you.  At least that's what it says on
the cue card.  But I'm not.  Yet, anyway.  I'm sure you could turn that around if you
tried. -- Ladybug
P.S.  A salute to your courage, even if you happen to be a tourney warrior with
hidden fights.

Amie -- But that should NOT be taken as an invitation to enter my bathtub, because I
have a suspicion that the standard sentence was inaccurate.  I have met more
formidable foes in ALLEYS, or for that matter on mountainsides and plains, but I have
this horrid suspicion that in a BATHTUB, you would be quite a bit more formidable
than I wanted to encounter just then. -- Tiger Lily

The Iron Lung -- Shierrah!  I didn't know dwarves engaged in that horrible practice.
Can't you go to a magician and get a gender re-attachment?  It's, well, indecent, in
a backwards way. -- Cezzaro

Mensa -- I tried to put all my, er, cards (which is to say blows or strikes) on the
table, and it seems to have worked.  I would much rather put, hmm, a dish of ice
cream with rhubarb pie on the side on the table.  Or...blackberry cobbler, with, of
course, ice cream.  Something along those lines. -- Snowshoe

Oh, no!  Murry, the furry purry one, has died!  We are very sad and hope to see him
reincarnated sometime soon. -- the Cardow Hunters

26 August 2006
The Avengers of Light.  Another VC lackey?  What's the matter VC, are you scared?
Bringing in reinforcements.  It matters not, bring your avengers and they shall be
crushed!  I am Dark Knight Blackstorm and I represent the Desolate Empire and can
easily be found in 8, 28, 31, 47, 54, and 106.  I reply with steel and your women
shall cry when they start the body count!!!!!!!!!  Remember to sign your posts to
whoever from the VC wrote that earlier Ad. -- Dark Knight Blackstorm

4 September 2006
Civil War/The Crusades

The next edition of the Civil War series is to be held in Tobir, arena 14, beginning
November 25th with a round where all participating managers must DA all 5 of their
warriors; in addition all warriors must be prefixed with an A an F or a D in the
following manner:  A-Broke Stroker or (A) Broke Stroker.  Names simply beginning with
the letter of your federation will NOT count as properly prefixed!  Existing teams
are welcome but no warrior who survives the DA who had prior Fight Experience (arena
or tourney) will be allowed to score or challenge into the contest teams.  There will
be an equal number of teams set up for each of the three factions (Andorian, Free
Blades, and Delarquan) to create sides as equal as possible.  This along with the DA
round should set up pretty equal footing for all managers.  After the DA there will
be another round where you can either DA again or fight your new, or surviving,
warriors so they will be set up to challenge an opponent beginning on round 1.  So as
a recap DA round, turn 0, then turn 1 it begins with the following rules:

The Civil War to be held in arena 14.
- The contest runs for 10-28 turns (barring ties).
- No tourney participation allowed.  Teams with warriors participating in any
  tournament are disqualified.
- An even number of teams per faction worked out by the Faction Leaders.  No later
  substitutions are allowed.
- If a manager brings in a second team and challenges into the contest he is DQ'd and
  his side will fight one team short!
- Three factions will be participating:  Andorian, Delarquan, Free Blades
- Everyone prefixes their warrior with A-, F-, or D- (No prefix = disqualification of
  the warrior)
- Turn DA:  (The DA Round) November 25, 2006.  Every warrior must DA.  (Warriors not
  DA'd on Turn 0 are disqualified)
- Turn 0:  December 9th, 2006.  There will be no scoring this turn it is meant to
  allow for challenges on turn 1.
- Turn 1+:  Scoring as detailed below
- Each team gets 1 point for defeating a warrior from an opposing team.
- Fights against warriors on your team do not generate points in any situation.
- The team with the most points each turn gets a Battle Point (if there is a tie for
  the most points then no Battle Points are accrued)
- The first team to 10 Battle Points wins the war
- Managers of teams on the winning side each receive a +1 bonus potion to be used on
  a warrior on their contest team.  This must be applied within a month of the
  conclusion of the contest and the team must have been active on the last turn of
  the contest.

Anyone wishing to participate, and feels they can probably stick around for the
duration (don't want to handicap a side, of course unforeseeable events cannot be
planned for), should either diplo me at THE DEATH SQUAD(63) in Tobir (arena 14) or
place a personal ad in the arena.  You may also contact me via the Duel2.com boards!
Let me know which faction you would like to fight for!  This contest is intended to
be open to ALL managers wishing to pit themselves against each other to try and
determine which faction has the best managers! -- Street Legal

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CONNIE was devastated by LYRA in a action packed 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud fight.
WEIPA was handily defeated by KOJIRO in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
LUCY won victory over MENSA in a 3 minute amateur vs. veteran upset Challenge brawl.
AMIE was subdued by WHIRLWIND in a 2 minute Challenge competition.
THE IRON LUNG devastated ZERO VISABILITY in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
MACHIGAI unbelievably bested ORATHAI in a 8 minute master's Title match.
SUE NAMI overcame ASTRIAL in a action packed 1 minute expert's melee.
DOWN POUR was vanquished by THE CLEAR in a 1 minute uneven fight.
SOLAR FLARE vanquished TIGER LILY in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.
LADYBUG viciously subdued THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 2 minute gory bout.
SNOWSHOE demolished BOND SERVANT in a 1 minute mismatched match.
CARINA was overcome by CEZZARO in a 2 minute contest.
STICKET narrowly defeated CULT MEMBER in a 7 minute bloody match.
DR. STRANGELEAF beat MURRY in a 1 minute gory amateur's conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         STRIKING ATTACK   27 -  12 -  1      69  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         AIMED BLOW        21 -  12 -  0      64  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         SLASHING ATTACK   14 -  12 -  0      54  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         TOTAL PARRY       14 -  13 -  0      52  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    24 -  24 -  4      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         BASHING ATTACK    12 -  15 -  2      44  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL     15 -  24 -  1      38  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   5 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 536 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      MACHIGAI 4506              21   5  0  122 BLACK SAMURAI (166)
LUNGING ATTACK   LYRA 4320                  17  11  1  121 VENUSIANS (321)
STRIKING ATTACK  CONNIE 4716                11   6  1   79 CROC FILES (374)
SLASHING ATTACK  SOLAR FLARE 4427           11   9  0   66 VENUSIANS (321)
WALL OF STEEL    LADYBUG 4709               13   8  0   51 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
AIMED BLOW       TIGER LILY 4732             7   4  0   43 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is LYRA 4320.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
ORATHAI 4598.  The ten other most popular fighters were LUCY 4754, LYRA 4320, SOLAR 
FLARE 4427, LADYBUG 4709, AMIE 4718, WHIRLWIND 4325, THE IRON LUNG 4667, SUE NAMI 
4097, SNOWSHOE 4712, and CEZZARO 4719.

The least popular fighter this week was STICKET 4751.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MURRY 4755, DOWN POUR 4323, ZERO VISABILITY 4495, WEIPA 4726, CONNIE 
4716, TIGER LILY 4732, MENSA 4442, CARINA 4749, THE CLEAR 4632, and ASTRIAL 4328.