DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/08/2006    Duedate: 11/21/2006

LAPUR ARENA

DM-29    TURN-540

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SUE NAMI
FORCE OF NATURE (312)
(29-4097) [18-22-0,110]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SUE NAMI                       S'TOU
FORCE OF NATURE (312)          ESCAPADE (417)
(29-4097) [18-22-0,110]        (29-4801) [1-0-0,15]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SNOWSHOE                       CONNIE
CARDOW HUNTERS (359)           CROC FILES (374)
(29-4712) [14-11-0,53]         (29-4716) [13-8-1,92]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

STREET WALKERS (97)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ESCAPADE (417)              41
2. KNIGHTMARE (103)            39      STREET WALKERS (97)
3. CARDOW HUNTERS (359)        34      Unchartered Team
4. WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)      32
5. FORCE OF NATURE (312)       27       (153)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 STREET WALKERS (97)      371 244 30 60.3   1/ 3 STREET WALKERS (97)      10  5 2
 2/ 0*ESCAPADE (417)             3   2  0 60.0   2/ 1 FORCE OF NATURE (312)    10  5 1
 3/ 0*WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)     3   2  0 60.0   3/ 5 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)      8  6 1
 4- 2 ANGRY ANIMALS (390)       31  21  1 59.6   4/ 4 MEN (356)                 6  9 0
 5/ 4 BLACK SAMURAI (166)      305 288 20 51.4   5/ 9 KNIGHTMARE (103)          5  5 0
 6/ 3 CROC FILES (374)         315 298 20 51.4   6/ 8 BLACK SAMURAI (166)       4  2 0
 7/ 5 KNIGHTMARE (103)          61  58  1 51.3   7/ 6 CROC FILES (374)          4 10 0
 8/ 6 VENUSIANS (321)          145 153  8 48.7   8/ 2 VENUSIANS (321)           4 11 0
 9/ 7 FORCE OF NATURE (312)    182 205 12 47.0   9/ 0*ESCAPADE (417)            3  2 0
10/ 8 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)     322 400  8 44.6  10/ 0*WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)    3  2 0
11/ 9 MEN (356)                118 151  8 43.9  11- 7 ANGRY ANIMALS (390)       3  2 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.

What the...??  Well, I'll take the political points to help put Storm Front out of
his misery of sending me out on the sands.  Let's see, what did he tell me to do,
it's been so long his last DM...oh, yeah!  I'm suppose to size up the competition.
So, that would be Connie from the looks of the current standings.  I'm 1-2 against
her, and if I fight her I'm sure we will be saluting a new Duel Master.  No avoids of
course, Storm Front makes it a point to never avoid from the DM spot.  I will take a
moment to tell Fighting Cock, nice showing at the Tourney.  I can't spill the beans
to my stats yet, as I am sure I will be with you all for some time yet.  Good Luck to
all!

Sue Nami

                                      SPY REPORT

     Welcome LAPUR.  I, Olaf Modeen remember this place well.  Many the fights have I 
fought here.  The celebrations, the disappointments...  Woof!  FORCE OF NATURE were a 
bunch of dogs after STREET WALKERS got through with 'em!  2nd ain't so sweet as 1st!  
Phhbltt!  Too much drinking and too little dodging gave VENUSIANS a 0-5-0!  I got a 
good laugh out of it!  Ya gotta be quick on yer feet!  Keep your elbow off the table! 
Thrust!  Block out the pain!  KNIGHTMARE is now ranked 5th with a 3-2-0 turn.  It 
seems so recently people were saying CARDOW HUNTERS was washed up, finished.  But 
4-1-1 moved them up 2.  I guess they're washed no more...  What's with LADYBUG?  She 
actually beat VENUSIANS' ASTRIAL, and walked away with 31 more points from the fight. 
Laughs were big at CROC FILES while they watched LUCY clobber SNOWSHOE.  He lost 11 
points and got bruised from objects thrown from the stands.  Apparently LAPUR isn't 
filled with as many gutless wonders as I thought.  The Dreaded Duelmaster got 2 
challenges this turn!  Try as she might, SOLAR FLARE wasn't good enough at persuading 
SUE NAMI to step down from the Duelmaster's throne...  Advice to fighters with a 1 
will--give up fighting!   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.  The most avoided team was 
ANGRY ANIMALS.  Management must be dealin', as the boys at STREET WALKERS ain't 
reelin'!  ANGRY ANIMALS' mad!   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  We all knew it had to happen sooner or later.  A 
warrior can't stick around with a 12-14-1, and LADYBUG easily took care of ASTRIAL.  
Many a warrior has met his fate in a hungover stupor.  You young rapscallions, take 
note!   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  
LAPUR is a nice place to live, but I don't like to live in nice places.  Remember--a 
good fighter needs both good skills and good luck.  Until next time,-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SUE NAMI 4097                18  22  0   110       FORCE OF NATURE (312)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MACHIGAI 4506                22   6  0    99       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 CONNIE 4716                  13   8  1    92       CROC FILES (374)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LADYBUG 4709                 16   9  1    90       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
-FIGHTING COCK 4514           10   3  0    88       ANGRY ANIMALS (390)
 DOWN POUR 4323               12  15  1    83       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
 SOLAR FLARE 4427             13  11  0    78       VENUSIANS (321)
 WHIRLWIND 4325               11  17  0    72       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
-STUBBORN ASS 4517             9   4  0    68       ANGRY ANIMALS (390)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LUCY 4754                     5   3  0    66       CROC FILES (374)
 FLINT 795                    18   8  0    64       KNIGHTMARE (103)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KOJIRO 4456                  16  12  1    61       BLACK SAMURAI (166)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JUNIBAN 4599                 16   4  0    54       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 CEZZARO 4719                  7  10  0    54       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 SNOWSHOE 4712                14  11  0    53       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 HOGUN 963                     9   3  0    49       KNIGHTMARE (103)
 AMIE 4718                     6  11  1    47       CROC FILES (374)
 YOUR MAMA 4115                5   4  1    45       STREET WALKERS (97)
 MENSA 4442                    9  13  1    41       VENUSIANS (321)
 ZERO VISABILITY 4495          7  10  0    40       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
 STICKET 4751                  8   2  0    34       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
 BRICKHOUSE 4131               6   0  0    34       STREET WALKERS (97)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BITTER BEETLE 4611            4   3  0    30       ANGRY ANIMALS (390)
 MURRY 4755                    2   3  0    27       CROC FILES (374)
 MISS CONDUCT II 4156          3   1  0    26       STREET WALKERS (97)
-CROTCHETY CLAM 4639           3   1  0    25       ANGRY ANIMALS (390)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-AKUMU 4674                    4   3  0    22       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 CARINA 4749                   3   7  0    16       VENUSIANS (321)
 DON 4767                      3   1  0    16       MEN (356)
 RED TARMAHK 4795              2   0  0    16       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 S'TOU 4801                    1   0  0    15       ESCAPADE (417)
 TYORL 1240                    1   4  0    15       KNIGHTMARE (103)
 BILL 4766                     2   2  0    14       MEN (356)
 RED TIGER 4796                2   0  0    13       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 RUFF-STUFF 4800               1   0  0    13       ESCAPADE (417)
 KYOKO 2929                    1   0  0    13       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
 ROZ 4799                      1   0  0    11       ESCAPADE (417)
-DAIHACHI 4750                 2   2  0    10       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 JON 4764                      2   2  1     9       MEN (356)
 GOO 2927                      1   0  0     9       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
 TOMO-CHAN 2928                1   0  0     8       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
 LANCE 4765                    1   3  0     6       MEN (356)
 DIRTY SANCHEZ 4802            1   0  0     6       STREET WALKERS (97)
 HOFFA 4763                    1   3  0     6       MEN (356)
 WEIPA 4793                    0   1  0     5       CROC FILES (374)
 FLUFFY 2930                   0   1  0     1       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
-PISSED PEACOCK 4683           0   1  0     1       ANGRY ANIMALS (390)
 TRISCA 4797                   0   1  0     1       ESCAPADE (417)
 REWRITE 2926                  0   1  0     1       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
 SAND DOLLAR 4798              0   1  0     1       ESCAPADE (417)

'-' 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 REVENGED
EROG 4804              0  1 0 KNIGHTMARE 103        BLACK ORC 385         540 NONE    
SUTRAK 4803            0  1 0 KNIGHTMARE 103        SHEWISH GIANT 386     540 NONE    
AHH-SHEW 4130          2  4 2 STREET WALKERS 97     ARENAMASTER KYALL 388 540 NONE    
ANTLIA 4794            0  2 0 VENUSIANS 321         SHAMBLING MOUND 384   540 NONE    
ASTRIAL 4328          12 14 1 VENUSIANS 321         LADYBUG 4709          540         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Don -- I feel kinda bad that I didn't teach you more. -- Brickhouse

Hogun -- Oh no, now me fight in dark again. -- Ahh-Shew

Whirlwind -- I was just looking for skills, thanks! -- Your Mama

Carina -- Wow, just think about how many skills I would have gotten it I had hit you
twice ;) -- Miss Conduct II (yet somehow I'm still on the least popular list, you
must have quite a few friends in the stands)

Solar Flare -- I was just praying you didn't hit me first. -- Wild Thang

Force of Nature -- Unfortunately, outside of a tourney cycle, there's not really much
choice as far as opponents at Adept and above. --Croc Files

Murry -- Well, you hit me more than anyone else so far...of course, that might be a
sign that it is getting close for me to find a new line of work. -- Sticket

Bitter Beetle -- Weapons become slippery when you hand is covered with blood.... --
Zero

Your Mama -- Always a welcome feat to defeat a warrior of Roadkill's. -- Whirlwind

Astrial -- 2-0 my favor. -- Sue

Connie -- I didn't know a successful losing challenge on my part would satisfy a
bloodfeud.... -- Down Pour

Nameless Member of the Cult of the Bloody Sun -- First lesson in humility...hush. --
Sticket

Loovis -- I would hope your work with funds is better than your work on the sands. --
Zero

Daihachi -- Well I'm off to the Dark Arena.  Thanks...thanks a lot. -- Antlia

Ladybug -- Sorry about that, but poor Venus is so depressed about Lyra's replacement
I was afraid if one of us didn't get a win we would ALL be thrown to the DA. -- Solar
Flare

Stubborn Ass -- Love the name, although I was laughing so hard about it I'm afraid it
effected my performance. -- Mensa

Miss Conduct II -- Cripes!  Stay away from me please. -- Carina

Sue Nami -- If I had known I was fighting you I would have brought my water-wings! --
Astrial

Solar Flare -- Wow, you really scrambled my transmissions!  But the aurora was
remarkable. -- Ladybug

Fighting Cock -- Ouch!  Enough with the spurs already! -- Snowshoe, totally unspurred

Ah, I knew that everyone had a purpose, but I did not realize--before now--that the
purpose of the Userous Merchant was to provide me with a win.  I accept it. --
Cezzaro

Lance -- You seem to have annoyed some fair lady, and I am always ready to assist a
fair lady in need of vengeance. -- Red Tiger

Who is this Irritated Housewife, and what right has she to be annoyed?  She can't
even roast a haunch of venison without burning it! -- Red Tarmahk

Roadkill -- Exacting revenge for Tiger Lily would not bring her back, and it would
require actually exerting ourselves to issue challenges, which is...not terribly
likely.  Death happens in the arena.  We may not always like it when it falls on a
friend, but each of us has already made the related choice in deciding to enter the
arena at all.  We aren't happy, but we're not pointlessly vengeful. -- Cardow Hunters

Hogan -- Glad to have you around.  Another voice, another pebble in the lottery, it
all improves things. -- Ladybug

Mensa -- Skills are always good, thanks. -- Cezzaro

Astrial -- Next time, I'm carrying snowballs in my hat and tucked into the pocket on
the back of my shield, too! -- Snowshoe

Sue Nami -- What?  You...propose to marry me?  (greedy look)  And you such a
financial draw in the arena, too!  I will definitely send my man of affairs to
negotiate with you. -- Kordegk Redstone, Penniless Lord

20 October 2006
In accordance with those rules set forth by the Lady of the Realm, I hereby announce
the formation of a small group of managers calling themselves "The Outsiders".  The
group consists of the following members:
     Doc LeGrande
     Apex
     Street Legal
     Carnage
     Ghoti
     Roadkill
     Valamond
     This group has only one rule.  Respect the play of the managers of this
alliance.  We have no worries about not playing by the rules set forth by others.  We
fight the way we like, and all those in this group appreciate what tools each manager
brings.  We have managers from the Delarquan, Andorian and Free Blade regions.  We
have managers that focus on the tournament arenas, and we have those that focus on
the regular city arenas.  We have those in our ranks that fight with honor and
respect for all, and we have those that have a bloodlust that cannot be quenched.
     Our goal is simple.  To create a ensemble of managers that will show their
prowess in the land of Alastari, and to bring a new level of competition to all those
that share the sands with our warriors.  Our warriors are many throughout the land.
We have no home arena.  We have no pacts we abide by.  Our fighters range from
Mordant to Talcama, from Lapur to Lyratilan, Aruak City to Valamantis, the Primus
arena to Talahya, and many more arenas throughout the land.
     Whether we are sought out or ignored makes no difference to us.  We are what we
are.  We fight how we fight.  And we do it however we wish.  We have no rules.  We
have no leader or ruler.  Be prepared.  We are.

20 October 2006
The Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire respond thus to the Avengers of the Light:
Where are you?  EACH AND EVERY Dark Knight can be found in arenas 31 and 52.  Your
pretty words mean less than nothing if you won't fight.  EVERY Dark Knight is more
than willing to back up their talk.  So...we give you three turns in either 31 or 52,
REPEAT 31 or 52 to show up or shut up.  If you don't show we'll let all of Alastari
know the Avengers are indeed cowards! -- Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire

2 November 2006
I received a Gift Certificate from someone.  I'm assuming it's for entry into the
Turf War 5.  Whoever sent this to me...please email me at rbaphomets@yahoo.com.
Thanks.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

AHH-SHEW was butchered by ARENAMASTER KYALL in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
ANTLIA was slaughtered by SHAMBLING MOUND in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
EROG was murdered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SUTRAK was barely slain by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
MACHIGAI defeated CONNIE in a crowd pleasing 4 minute veteran's Challenge fight.
LUCY devastated SNOWSHOE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute brutal one-sided Challenge duel.
AMIE was bested by FLINT in a 2 minute gory Challenge competition.
BRICKHOUSE overcame MURRY in a 2 minute Challenge melee.
SUE NAMI vanquished SOLAR FLARE in a 1 minute uneven Title duel.
DOWN POUR overpowered KOJIRO in a 1 minute uneven duel.
ASTRIAL was assassinated by LADYBUG in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
WHIRLWIND overcame M. CHARDINEE in a 2 minute bout.
ZERO VISABILITY was defeated by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 2 minute brutal match.
STICKET was viciously subdued by HOGUN in a 4 minute bloody conflict.
CEZZARO demolished MISS CONDUCT II in a 1 minute mismatched match.
YOUR MAMA savagely defeated MENSA in a 2 minute bloody conflict.
CARINA was savagely defeated by TYORL in a 3 minute gory duel.
RED TIGER unbelievably bested FLUFFY in a 2 minute brutal beginner's duel.
RED TARMAHK viciously subdued SAND DOLLAR in a popular 1 minute amateur's brawl.
HOFFA was demolished by KYOKO in a 1 minute brutal one-sided bout.
JON was luckily beaten by GOO in a unpopular 8 minute gory amateur's conflict.
LANCE was defeated by TOMO-CHAN in a 1 minute novice's duel.
BILL overpowered REWRITE in a 1 minute uneven fray.
DON overcame TRISCA in a exciting 1 minute novice's contest.
WEIPA was savagely defeated by DIRTY SANCHEZ in a 1 minute brutal beginner's fight.
ROZ defeated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 2 minute novice's duel.
RUFF-STUFF overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute uneven match.
S'TOU beat EMBEZZLING SCRIBE 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|
|WALL OF STEEL                    8         TOTAL PARRY       23 -  13 -  0      64  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     7         SLASHING ATTACK   18 -  11 -  0      62  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   7         AIMED BLOW        19 -  14 -  0      58  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      6         STRIKING ATTACK   21 -  18 -  1      54  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         PARRY-STRIKE       9 -   9 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         BASHING ATTACK    16 -  17 -  3      48  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         WALL OF STEEL     24 -  27 -  2      47  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         LUNGING ATTACK    22 -  31 -  1      42  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   4 -  0      20  |

Turn 540 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-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     3 -  4         3  WALL OF STEEL  
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  4         2  SLASHING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  3         2  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       4 -  3     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  3                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
WALL OF STEEL      4 -  4                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      MACHIGAI 4506              22   6  0   99 BLACK SAMURAI (166)
STRIKING ATTACK  CONNIE 4716                13   8  1   92 CROC FILES (374)
WALL OF STEEL    LADYBUG 4709               16   9  1   90 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
SLASHING ATTACK  SOLAR FLARE 4427           13  11  0   78 VENUSIANS (321)
LUNGING ATTACK   KOJIRO 4456                16  12  1   61 BLACK SAMURAI (166)
BASHING ATTACK   YOUR MAMA 4115              5   4  1   45 STREET WALKERS (97)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
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 CONNIE 4716.  The ten other most popular fighters were CARINA 4749, FLUFFY 2930, 
MACHIGAI 4506, LUCY 4754, MURRY 4755, ZERO VISABILITY 4495, YOUR MAMA 4115, RED 
TARMAHK 4795, DON 4767, and FLINT 795.

The least popular fighter this week was GOO 2927.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were STICKET 4751, WEIPA 4793, TRISCA 4797, REWRITE 2926, LANCE 4765, JON 
4764, HOFFA 4763, SAND DOLLAR 4798, MENSA 4442, and MISS CONDUCT II 4156.

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

     For those of you who keep track of such things, 5 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                       TONY TWILO (5-4525) of HOUSE OF PANCAKES
                           MARCIE (36-6076) of MER DE NOMS
                          WAR EAGLE (55-3289) of DRAGONFYRE
                         WIPEY (82-12634) of UNJUSTLY RENAMED 
                           FORMIDABLE (82-17495) of F-TROOP 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes