DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/11/2006    Duedate: 10/24/2006

LAPUR ARENA

DM-29    TURN-538

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

WILD THANG!
STREET WALKERS (97)
(29-2393) [17-11-0,133]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

WILD THANG!                    POSITION IS EMPTY
STREET WALKERS (97)            
(29-2393) [17-11-0,133]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SNOWSHOE                       CARINA
CARDOW HUNTERS (359)           VENUSIANS (321)
(29-4712) [14-9-0,61]          (29-4749) [3-5-0,23]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

FORCE OF NATURE (312)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. STREET WALKERS (97)         65
2. VENUSIANS (321)             28      STREET WALKERS (97)
3. FORCE OF NATURE (312)       24      Unchartered Team
4. MEN (356)                   10
5. CROC FILES (374)             5      KING'S X (238)

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/ 3 FORCE OF NATURE (312)     9  6 1
 2/ 0 STREET WALKERS (97)      366 239 30 60.5   2/ 1 VENUSIANS (321)           9  6 0
 3/ 2 CROC FILES (374)         313 291 20 51.8   3/ 2 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)      6  6 0
 4- 3 KNIGHTMARE (103)          56  53  1 51.4   4/ 4 CROC FILES (374)          6  9 0
 5/ 4 BLACK SAMURAI (166)      302 287 20 51.3   5/ 0 STREET WALKERS (97)       5  0 2
 6/ 5 VENUSIANS (321)          144 144  8 50.0   6/ 6 MEN (356)                 5  5 1
 7- 6 ECHL-EAST (313)           19  20  0 48.7   7/ 7 BLACK SAMURAI (166)       3  3 0
 8/ 7 FORCE OF NATURE (312)    175 202 12 46.4   8- 5*BLUNT FORCE (393)         2  0 0
 9/ 8 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)     315 397  7 44.2   9- 8*ARCANE PHARMACY (401)     1  0 0
10/ 9 MEN (356)                114 145  8 44.0  10-11 KNIGHTMARE (103)          0  5 0
11-10 GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS (415)   14  19  2 42.4  11- 9 GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS (415)   0  1 0
12-11*ARCANE PHARMACY (401)      5  17  0 22.7  12-10 ECHL-EAST (313)           0  1 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.

Well, not exactly the way that I wanted to regain the Duelmastership; I was hoping to
actually beat Machigai.  Alas, it was not to be since I have been called to be a Lord
Protector.  I have enjoyed fighting with the best warriors in all of Alastari.  Good
luck to all! -- Lyra

                                      SPY REPORT

     Much has changed in LAPUR since last I was here.  Never fear, Olaf Modeen adapts 
to many situations, as do all successful fighters.  Woof!  VENUSIANS were a bunch of 
dogs after FORCE OF NATURE got through with 'em!  2nd ain't so sweet as 1st!  What's 
with YOUR MAMA?  She actually beat CARDOW HUNTERS' TIGER LILY, and walked away with 
22 more points from the fight.  Laughs were big at CROC FILES while they watched 
MURRY clobber JON.  He lost 12 points and got bruised from objects thrown from the 
stands.  Another fighter (CONNIE 12-7-1) challenged another Duelmaster (LYRA 
19-11-1).  Life goes on.  Try as she might, CONNIE wasn't good enough at persuading 
LYRA to step down from the Duelmaster's throne...  I suppose you want to hear some 
rumors and dirty gossip about your fellow fighters?  Tough!   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.  What do people see in 
KOJIRO?  His 16-11-1?  BLACK SAMURAI ain't talkin', but he's got 64 points.   
     Warriors of LAPUR unite.  You have only your games to lose!  Who will dare fight 
AHH-SHEW, after he returned from the Dark Arena?  (For the record 2-2-2 is 33, and 
has he points) WEIPA of CROC FILES didn't know when to quit.  When you've got a 
5-8-1, that's a good sign.  Now he's dead.  TIGER LILY, with hers forgettable 7-6-0,  
was killed by YOUR MAMA in a forgettable match.  CARDOW HUNTERS didn't seem to mind 
very much.  Many a warrior has met his fate in a hungover stupor.  You young 
rapscallions, take note!   
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  All work 
and no play makes Olaf a dull fighter.  Work and play no fighter dull Olaf.  
Olaffighterwork and no play.  I don't want to overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WILD THANG! 2393             17  11  0   133       STREET WALKERS (97)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SUE NAMI 4097                16  22  0    92       FORCE OF NATURE (312)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ORATHAI 4598                  8   2  0    90       ECHL-EAST (313)
 ASTRIAL 4328                 12  12  1    89       VENUSIANS (321)
 CONNIE 4716                  12   7  1    88       CROC FILES (374)
-MACHIGAI 4506                21   6  0    84       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 DOWN POUR 4323               11  14  1    77       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
-FURY 3872                     8   3  0    75       ECHL-EAST (313)
 SOLAR FLARE 4427             12  10  0    70       VENUSIANS (321)
-HYDROPONICUS 4605             5   0  0    70       BLUNT FORCE (393)
 LADYBUG 4709                 15   8  0    67       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KOJIRO 4456                  16  11  1    64       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
-CAMBRE A. 4777                8   3  1    64       GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS (415)
-THE CLEAR 4632                5   2  0    63       ARCANE PHARMACY (401)
 SNOWSHOE 4712                14   9  0    61       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
-FLINT 795                    16   8  0    58       KNIGHTMARE (103)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JUNIBAN 4599                 15   4  0    49       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 YOUR MAMA 4115                4   3  1    48       STREET WALKERS (97)
 LUCY 4754                     4   2  0    47       CROC FILES (374)
 WHIRLWIND 4325                9  17  0    44       FORCE OF NATURE (312)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AMIE 4718                     6   9  1    40       CROC FILES (374)
 MENSA 4442                    9  11  1    39       VENUSIANS (321)
-THE IRON LUNG 4667            3   0  0    39       BLUNT FORCE (393)
 STICKET 4751                  7   1  0    34       FORCE OF NATURE (312)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AHH-SHEW 4130                 2   2  2    33       STREET WALKERS (97)
 MURRY 4755                    2   1  0    31       CROC FILES (374)
-HOGUN 963                     7   3  0    30       KNIGHTMARE (103)
 ZERO VISABILITY 4495          6   9  0    27       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
 CEZZARO 4719                  5  10  0    25       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 BRICKHOUSE 4131               4   0  0    25       STREET WALKERS (97)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CARINA 4749                   3   5  0    23       VENUSIANS (321)
-AKUMU 4674                    4   3  0    22       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 MISS CONDUCT II 4156          2   0  0    21       STREET WALKERS (97)
-DR. STRANGELEAF 4659          2   1  0    18       BLUNT FORCE (393)
-KATHY IRELAND 4781            2   3  0    15       GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS (415)
 DON 4767                      2   0  0    15       MEN (356)
 BILL 4766                     1   1  0    14       MEN (356)
-GORE 992                      3   3  0    12       KNIGHTMARE (103)
 LANCE 4765                    1   1  0    10       MEN (356)
-AMY DOTTLEY 4784              1   4  1     9       GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS (415)
 JON 4764                      1   1  1     9       MEN (356)
-CYBORG 420 4547               1   0  0     9       BLUNT FORCE (393)
-ADMIRAL BOWEN 4289            0   3  0     7       ECHL-EAST (313)
 DAIHACHI 4750                 1   2  0     5       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
-TYORL 1240                    0   3  0     3       KNIGHTMARE (103)
 HOFFA 4763                    0   2  0     2       MEN (356)
-KARTUS 4756                   0   1  0     1       KNIGHTMARE (103)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
TIGER LILY 4732        7  6 0 CARDOW HUNTERS 359    YOUR MAMA 4115        538         
WEIPA 4726             5  8 1 CROC FILES 374        DOWN POUR 4323        538         
MURRY 4638            15 25 0 CROC FILES 374        LYRA 4320             535 NONE    
SHAMBLING MOUND 384    0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          AHH-SHEW 4130         538 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Ladybug -- You asked whether "you look like that much of an idiot?"  Well, you said
it.... --Croc Files

Cezzaro -- Purrr....  There, you happy now?! -- Murry

Snowshoe -- Let's try that again, shall we? -- Lucy

Scribe -- If you're looking for recruits for the adventure, you know we're more than
happy to volunteer.  Get me in there!!  I want a piece of the action!! --Graham

Cezzaro -- Glad to know I disturbed you, that's a start. -- Carina

Gore -- Many thanks!  My manager Venus was starting to lose faith in me, and you know
where that can lead.... -- Carina

Tiger Lily -- Whew...with all those skills you gained, I am not sure I want to meet
you in the arena again any time soon! -- Solar Flare

Whirlwind -- I think your spin was off...want to try again? -- Solar Flare

Sticket -- Hmmm, I think you "stuck it" to me. -- Mensa

Kojiro -- Sure makes me feel warm and tingly when I win. -- Astrial

Weipa -- Well met!  You made it to the second minute, not many can say that. -- Lyra

Lucy -- Ah!  I wondered what would happen if I put a snowshoe crosswise in a croc's
mouth, and now I see.  Splinters between the teeth.  If we put little tassels on 'em,
they'd look like those fancy toothpicks that come in sandwiches at a restaurant.  Or
maybe people would think they'd been stuck in the olives in your martinis? --
Showshoe

Amie -- You didn't NEED an attack skill, you were ALREADY attacking plenty!  Although
I suppose that's one way to lose weight.  It just doesn't seem like a way I'd want to
repeat any time soon. -- Tiger Lily

Murry -- What, the furry purry one returns?  Cool! -- Cezzaro
P.S.  Although it would have been more satisfying if you'd lost.  That match comes
under the heading of "things I won't write home about."

Hogun -- Well, aren't you the old fossil!  There have been advances in gladiatorial
technique since your day, so you'll need to do some retraining, most likely.  (sigh)
I wish *I* could take advantage of advances in technique, but my manager is a fossil,
too.  Life's the pits, and then you get a bad match and that's the end.  So listen up
and do better, because we want you to hang around here for a while. -- Ladybug

Venus and Storm Front -- We completely sympathize with and understand your problem,
having moved a little over a year ago after a decade in one spot.  Chaos in-carton-
ate.  We eagerly await your return to full personal-writing status. -- Cardow Hunters

Lyra -- Congratulations on your graduation. -- Cardow Hunters

Lapur, Lapur, Lapur -- All Hail the new Duelmaster, Lyra...and good riddance to her
too for beating nearly every member of my Stable on her way up. -- Storm Front, Mgr.
Force of Nature

Nameless Member of the cult of the Bloody Sun -- I will willingly face all members of
your Bloody Cult...heck, I have already faced you and two of you very best friends to
account for three of my victories.  Of course, that means I have faced all of three
"real" warriors for my other three wins. -- Sticket -- Claiming the best record of
the Force of Nature stable
P.S.  What's today's number?

Embezzling Scribe -- Don't bring a knife to a sword fight. -- Zero
P.S.  Or two daggers...rusty daggers.

Flint -- Guess its true...water does make Flint useless. ;) -- Down Pour

Mensa -- Don't bring a sword to a board fight. -- Sticket
P.S.   Willing to go again?

Connie -- Dang!  1-2 against you...no more, please. -- Sue Nami

Solar Flare -- Remember the story of the Sun and Wind...the one where the Sun and
Wind tries to see who can make the man take his coat off faster...well, you win this
one too. -- Whirlwind

14 September 2006
     I am back in the arena and thinking back to those days in 1984 where I was a
novice and clueless manager.
     Now, 22 years later it looks like I am an ancient and once again clueless

manager.
     I am looking to recover some old warriors.  Since none of them are Aimed Blows,
they are no threat to win anything.  I just want to see how they turned out.

The Couatl 2-17
Madam Butterfly 20-701
Gypsy Moth 20-703
King Crab 21-1
Priestess Python 26-1388

Please contact me at DekeYoung@Comcast.net if you know about any of these ancient
warriors, or just want to bs about the old, old, old times.

25 September 2006
It is obvious that the Dark Knights wish to be shown the light.  Allow me to step
forward and blind them with truth.  YOU ARE WORTHLESS!!!  The Dark Knights are so
afraid of the light that they hide behind their black armor and empty threats.  It is
too bad they are unwilling to actually FIGHT us!  I guess our natural light is too
bright for you all to face!  Fear us, for we are here! -- Gemini Goldphoenix,
Overlord of the Avengers of Light!

5 October 2006
*Turf War IV Rules*

     Everyone may participate; known alliances, new alliances, or temporary alliances
created to compete in the Turf War! However, to participate, each alliance must:
     A.  Announce the alliance and the Captain of the alliance in the North Fork (DM
         47) newsletter.
Captains are responsible for:
     a.  verifying those who wish to participate under the banner of their alliance;
     b.  distribution of prizes should their alliance win the Turf War.
Managers must:
     a.  Submit one (1) RSI Roll-Up Gift Certificate to participate to:
          Baphomet, mgr. Knights Templar (568), DM 47 -- North Fork, or
          Rick Stringer
          13 St. Michael's CT
          Elkton, MD 21921
     b.  Announce their intent to compete with manager name, team name and alliance
         they will be fighting under in the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter.
Rules:
     1.  No scoring will begin until a Gift Cert is received.  No exceptions.
     2.  Before a manager can compete, he/she must declare and be verified by the
         Captain of the alliance he/she has claimed for;
     3.  Only one (1) team per player may compete.  NO multiple aliases please.
         Violations will result in disqualification.
     4.  The contest will begin on the turn following the January F2F and run for 12
         turns.
     5.  The turn  a declaration and verification will begin the scoring process.
     6.  No declarations or verifications will be accepted after Turn 10 of the Turf
         War 5.
     7.  For the purpose of scoring, I reserve the right to make all final decisions.
Scoring:
                  Win     Loss     Kill     Die
Challenge          +2      -2       +5       -5
Match-Up           +1      -1       +1       -5
Bloodfeud          +2      -5       +5      -10
Champion           x2      x2       x2       x2
Downchallenge     -10      xx      -10       xx
Dark Arena        +10      -5       xx       xx
Special Scoring:
     a.  Each mention in the Spy Report is worth 2 points (team mentions only!)
     b.  Each Style Master is worth 2 points.
     c.  Duelmaster Throne is worth 2 points
Champions:
     a.  Champions may be declared, but are not mandatory.  If declared, the Champion
         must be in the Adepts or lower brackets on the turn they are declared
         without having gone above the Adepts bracket at any time...including
         transferred teams.  (I'll be watching for this occurrence!)
Bloodfeuds:
     a.  Bloodfeuds count for all four (4) turns.  However, the same warrior may not
         be used all four turns.  4 turns means 4 separate warriors.  A penalty of
         -10 will be given to the team who violates this.
Special Conditions:
     a.  I reserve the right for all final decisions.
     b.  If I make a mistake, I'll multiply the points by 2.
     c.  If you claim I did, and *YOU* are wrong, I'll subtract points at the rate of
         x10.
     d.  Each alliance begins with zero (0) points.
     e.  Dark Arena may be used on the first turn of every warrior with no penalty
         (this means a warrior with 0 FE).
     f.  TVs won after the contest begins gain a 25 point one time score once the
         tourney reports are posted in the NL.
     g.  TCs won after the contest begins gain a 50 point one time score with the
         same conditions as noted for TVs.
     h.  NO switching alliance once verified by an alliance that a team has declared
         for.
     i.  Only 7 teams are permitted per alliance for the Turf War 5.
PRIZES:
     Turf Wars are a "Winner Takes All" type contest.  All prizes and 100% of the RU
Certs will be given to the Captain of the winning alliance and it is his/her
responsibility to give these to the alliance membership.
     I have requested from RSI the following:
     a.  renaming of the orth Fork (DM 47) arena;
     b.  renaming of Dark Arena Monsters;
     c.  known favourite rhythms for one warrior on each team of the winning
         alliance.  This warrior would be in the Initiates or above brackets on the
         last turn of the Turf War (they must have at least one arena fight to
         receive this award).
               Baphomet, Host of TW5
Special Note:  A downchallenge is considered from a higher bracket to a lower
bracket.  Same bracket, more recognition points?  Not a downchallenge!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

AHH-SHEW delivered the death blow upon SHAMBLING MOUND in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
CONNIE was vanquished by LYRA in a exciting 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
AMIE was overpowered by LADYBUG in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
WHIRLWIND was devastated by KOJIRO in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
WEIPA was murdered by DOWN POUR in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
MURRY overpowered JON in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge struggle.
WILD THANG! devastated SOLAR FLARE in a 1 minute one-sided Title competition.
SUE NAMI vanquished PENNILESS LORD in a action packed 1 minute gory uneven duel.
ASTRIAL vanquished SNOWSHOE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
MENSA defeated CEZZARO in a 3 minute match.
LUCY handily defeated ZERO VISABILITY in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
YOUR MAMA murdered TIGER LILY in a 1 minute bloody mismatched match.
STICKET outwaited CARINA in a exciting 8 minute battle.
MISS CONDUCT II devastated HOFFA in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
BRICKHOUSE overcame LANCE in a 2 minute beginner's fight.
DAIHACHI was overpowered by BILL in a 1 minute uneven struggle.
DON overcame PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute amateur's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         STRIKING ATTACK   24 -  14 -  2      63  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         TOTAL PARRY       17 -  12 -  0      59  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         SLASHING ATTACK   15 -  11 -  0      58  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         AIMED BLOW        19 -  15 -  0      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         BASHING ATTACK    16 -  14 -  4      53  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    23 -  26 -  3      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   5 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         WALL OF STEEL     19 -  25 -  2      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   3 -  0      25  |

Turn 538 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   WILD THANG! 2393           17  11  0  133 STREET WALKERS (97)
STRIKING ATTACK  CONNIE 4716                12   7  1   88 CROC FILES (374)
SLASHING ATTACK  SOLAR FLARE 4427           12  10  0   70 VENUSIANS (321)
WALL OF STEEL    LADYBUG 4709               15   8  0   67 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
BASHING ATTACK   YOUR MAMA 4115              4   3  1   48 STREET WALKERS (97)
TOTAL PARRY      STICKET 4751                7   1  0   34 FORCE OF NATURE (312)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SNOWSHOE 4712.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was CARINA 4749.  The ten other most popular fighters were AHH-SHEW 4130, LANCE 4765, 
WILD THANG! 2393, KOJIRO 4456, SUE NAMI 4097, CEZZARO 4719, LUCY 4754, MISS CONDUCT 
II 4156, DON 4767, and LADYBUG 4709.

The least popular fighter this week was DAIHACHI 4750.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were HOFFA 4763, STICKET 4751, TIGER LILY 4732, ZERO VISABILITY 4495, 
SNOWSHOE 4712, WEIPA 4726, WHIRLWIND 4325, AMIE 4718, BRICKHOUSE 4131, and SOLAR 
FLARE 4427.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

WILD THANG! (29-2393) STREET WALKERS (97)

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

LYRA (29-4320) VENUSIANS (321)