DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/14/2005    Duedate: 12/27/2005

IAYE ARENA

DM-30    TURN-512

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MAD MAX
I TRAINED THEM (331)
(30-3874) [12-9-2,158]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MAD MAX                        GADGET
I TRAINED THEM (331)           RESCUE RANGERS II (385)
(30-3874) [12-9-2,158]         (30-4528) [2-1-0,25]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MAD MAX                        QUEEN CHINEE
I TRAINED THEM (331)           THE WARLOCKS (430)
(30-3874) [12-9-2,158]         (30-4588) [3-1-0,21]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

I TRAINED THEM (331)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. I TRAINED THEM (331)        41
2. RANDOM (391)                30      THE WARLOCKS (430)
3. RED DOG GANG (356)          28      Unchartered Team
4. THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)  17
5. LENPROS (145)               14      RESCUE RANGERS II (385)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 THE WARLOCKS (430)        97  46  6 67.8   1/ 3 I TRAINED THEM (331)     10  2 0
 2/ 0*RESCUE RANGERS II (385)    6   3  0 66.7   2/ 5 LOVE LETTERS (428)        9  3 1
 3/ 2 I TRAINED THEM (331)     205 104  8 66.3   3/ 2 LENPROS (145)             8  5 0
 4/ 3 LOVE LETTERS (428)        33  18  2 64.7   4/ 1 THE A'S -- LOSERS  (431)  7  8 1
 5/ 4 LENPROS (145)            854 568 25 60.1   5/ 4 THE WARLOCKS (430)        6  6 0
 6/ 5 THE A'S -- LOSERS  (431) 114  82  4 58.2   6/ 9 RED DOG GANG (356)        6  8 1
 7/ 6 GAMEHENDGE (299)         121 107  9 53.1   7/ 6 CRYSTAL PALACE (435)      5  9 0
 8/ 0 RANDOM (391)              14  15  0 48.3   8- 7 IRON THRONE (120)         3  2 0
 9/ 7 CRYSTAL PALACE (435)      33  36  1 47.8   9/ 0 RANDOM (391)              2  1 0
10- 8 IRON THRONE (120)        312 355 11 46.8  10/ 0*RESCUE RANGERS II (385)   1  0 0
11/ 9 RED DOG GANG (356)       417 558 10 42.8  11/ 8 GAMEHENDGE (299)          1 12 1

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

     Lord Protector Admiral Iso stood on the end of Pier Two and looked at the
_Sunfish_.  The packet was not a boat that inspired confidence.  Oh, it was clean
enough, and there was no obvious lack of repair visible.  But it had a certain air of
dishevelment that the Admiral distrusted.  He was reminded yet again of Dr.
Rosenzweig's favorite maxim, that gift horses should ALWAYS be looked in the mouth--
and everywhere else.  Ah, well, he supposed he was committed for THIS run, but
nothing said he had to maintain the connection after that.  Which didn't prevent him
thinking bitter thoughts about Arenamaster Penrue.
     A man came onto the deck from somewhere below.  Medium height, stocky, with
cheerful, smiling face, but there was a look in his eye....  A fit man to be the
captain of this raffish vessel.
     Iso stepped forward.  "Collin Tarmanhian, I presume?"
     "That's me."  Tarmanhian smiled wider, showing, in Iso's opinion, too many
teeth.  "Come to make the run to Ardivent, have ye?"
     "Yes."  Iso glanced out across the harbor, taking care not to linger on the
modest fishing boat operated by Lord Protector Goff of the Red Dog Gang.  Goff had
agreed to shadow the _Sunfish_ on this run in case Tarmanhian had something really
nasty up his sleeve.  In fact, when word had gotten around gladiatorial circles that
the Admiral intended to take this voyage, Goff had come forward with the warning and
the offer himself, though he wouldn't say anything definite against the _Sunfish_ or
its captain.  Rumors and suspicions, no doubt.  It was, Iso supposed, very proper of
Goff not to pass on unsubstantiated rumors, but Iso would have preferred to have
definite suspicions than this general feeling of unease.  What was, what COULD
Tarmanhian be up to?

     "Do you think we should have let Kegrald go off on his own?" Gissanniah asked.
     Senator Sedalia raised an eyebrow.  "Do you think we could have stopped him?"
     Gissanniah shrugged and squinted into the rain, taking a half skip to keep in
step with her companion.  After all, it was the senator who had the umbrella.  "If he
was vulnerable once, he must still be, don't you think?"
     "Yes, I do think it.  But if we can think of that, so can he, and if he chooses
to take the risk again, who are we to stop him?  The best government, you know, is
the one that governs least--just enough to keep the pork barrels full."
     "Pork in barrels?"
     "Salted, dear, salted.  That, if I am not mistaken, is the Archive," he added,
pointing to a gloomy edifice ahead of them.
     It was big, made of age-stained stone, girdled with pillars and roofed with
moss-covered slates, and it looked to Gissanniah like a giant mausoleum.  "I could
actually believe that dates back to the days of Krael," she said.
     "The building I don't care about, but I hope they have the records we need."  He
marched toward the front door, prepared to argue them in and even show his senator's
pass if that was called for, though it was inapplicable here.
     "Wait!"  Gissanniah put a hand on his arm to hold him back, point to the side
with the other.
     Sedalia peered in that direction.  Something large and dark was gliding through
the rainy afternoon, skimming at least two feet above the muddy surface of the road.
"It's the Messenger Bird!  I thought he'd left for the Isle!"

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, IAYE?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens before? 
Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Later days, THE A'S -- LOSERS II, since I TRAINED 
THEM took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  LOVE LETTERS turned 
their 3-2-1 turn into a 2nd place rank in the listings this turn.  Any better than 
this, and you get put on hit lists.  Gee, I'm impressed, a 4-0-0 is nice, but don't 
get cocky, LENPROS, the Fates teach humility, and the Fates are proud.  Of course, 
we're all terribly impressed to see C-CUP win a fight and gain 20 points, terribly.  
Tsk, tsk, KUNG-FU MASTER beat STEINBACH and STEINBACH lost 14 points.  You're 
breakin' my heart.  And it's out with the old, in with the new, as MAD MAX takes the 
Title and last week's bar tab from the old Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  The Wharf Rat, 
humph!  I've tasted better ale at mortuaries.  Where do they get this stuff?  From 
IAYE's trash dumps?   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  
What's the big D?  CRYSTAL PALACE was the most avoided team?  Bunch of lily 
livered... grumble... mumble... curse...  And it looks like LENPROS avoided them the 
most this turn.  What a pack of would be losers, if you ask me.  Hmph.  H. HATRACK 
was challenged more times this turn than the Duelmaster.  Now was the DM insulted or 
feared?  Heh, heh.  I guess I can give a little credit to RILLION of I TRAINED THEM 
for challenging up by 18 to ENCHANTED.  RILLION lost to get 73 points of recognition. 
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  I could say I saw this coming, but so 
could anyone else.  Anyway, this turn it came.  THE WIND's 15-18-2 has earned it the 
Dark Arena.  Gee, GAMEHENDGE, ain't it past due for sending THE RIVER Dark Arena?  
What took ol' '20-13-0' so long?  Hope?  Ha ha aha ha!  Nipped in the bud, you might 
say, was LUISIENNE of RED DOG GANG this turn.  Course, I wouldn't say that, so much 
as have a belly laugh.  Heh heh.  And now a passing thought on a warrior dying young 
(ARCH MASTER of CRYSTAL PALACE):  You had your chance and now you're dead.  Oh 
well...  I can't say as I'm proud to find out that RED DOG GANG's  PERROJO has killed 
ARCH MASTER from CRYSTAL PALACE.  I can say I wish CRYSTAL PALACE good luck in their 
bloodfeud.  We're all going to die in the end, so why worry if the fate catches up 
with you sooner that later?   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Just wait 'till next time I show up 
here, I won't be so nice!  So nyaaah!  I see the crowds are getting restless, I must 
leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAD MAX 3874                 12   9  2   158       I TRAINED THEM (331)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SNOTMAN 4290                 13   4  1   111       I TRAINED THEM (331)
 DR. ROSENZWEIG 4247          24  10  1    99       LENPROS (145)
-PYRE 4170                    14   9  0    96       IRON THRONE (120)
 WALT WEISS 4482              20  13  0    93       THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)
 ENCHANTED 4517               12  11  0    91       CRYSTAL PALACE (435)
 TRIPLE-X 4452                10   2  0    91       LOVE LETTERS (428)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 H. HATRACK 4481              19  14  2    89       THE WARLOCKS (430)
-PASTOR PENTANE 4519           9   8  1    88       LENPROS (145)
 STINGER 4098                  6   8  0    85       RANDOM (391)
 C-CUP 4451                   10   2  2    78       LOVE LETTERS (428)
 STEINBACH 4473               18  18  0    73       THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)
 RILLION 4313                  6   4  0    73       I TRAINED THEM (331)
 NULN 4431                     6   1  0    72       I TRAINED THEM (331)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-VITHREN 4264                  9   9  0    66       IRON THRONE (120)
 RISHTEKE 4511                13  16  1    64       RED DOG GANG (356)
 PERROJO 4510                  9  20  2    60       RED DOG GANG (356)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BIG MAC 4547                 11   8  1    54       THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)
-IJAZ 4561                     6   5  0    52       IRON THRONE (120)
 UNSCATHED 4516               12  11  0    51       CRYSTAL PALACE (435)
 WROTE THE BOOK 4540          12   8  0    49       GAMEHENDGE (299)
-MONTY 4037                    4   1  0    49       RESCUE RANGERS II (385)
 XOXOXO 4488                   5   6  0    46       LOVE LETTERS (428)
-MOPT 4103                     4   2  0    46       RANDOM (391)
 THE CLEAR 4539               12   8  0    44       THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BIGFOOTS 4512                 7  20  0    41       RED DOG GANG (356)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 S.T.D. 4487                   5   2  0    28       LOVE LETTERS (428)
 CHIEF TOMTOM 4513             2   0  0    26       LENPROS (145)
 GADGET 4528                   2   1  0    25       RESCUE RANGERS II (385)
 LADY HUNTSMAN 4579            5   2  0    24       LENPROS (145)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAPT 4100                     2   1  0    23       RANDOM (391)
 SGT. SCHMID 4569              5   3  0    22       LENPROS (145)
 QUEEN CHINEE 4588             3   1  0    21       THE WARLOCKS (430)
 DOUBLE-D 4449                 3   4  0    20       LOVE LETTERS (428)
 EARTHQUAKE EXCUSE 4584        2   2  1    20       THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)
 AT 4521                       1   1  0    16       RANDOM (391)
 GRAND MASTER 4571             4   3  0    15       CRYSTAL PALACE (435)
 TALKIN' CAMEL WALK 4586       2   2  1    11       GAMEHENDGE (299)
 NONNI 4591                    1   0  0    10       RED DOG GANG (356)
-ISPEP 4527                    1   1  0     8       RANDOM (391)
 ON THE MOON 4587              1   3  0     6       THE WARLOCKS (430)
-LHACH 4581                    1   2  0     5       IRON THRONE (120)
-HITH 4582                     1   2  0     5       IRON THRONE (120)
 SUNLIGHT SPLATRZ 4583         0   1  0     1       THE WARLOCKS (430)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
POLITE BEGGAR 363      0  1 0   1                   EARTHQUAKE EXCUS 4584 512 NONE    
ARCH MASTER 4573       4  3 0 CRYSTAL PALACE 435    PERROJO 4510          512         
THE WIND 4461         15 19 2 GAMEHENDGE 299        BANDIT PRINCE 384     512 NONE    
THE RIVER 4460        20 14 0 GAMEHENDGE 299        STONE GOLEM 385       512 NONE    
ROCKS 4592             0  1 0 GAMEHENDGE 299        MOUNTAIN TROLL 377    512 NONE    
LUISIENNE 4570         6  2 1 RED DOG GANG 356      C-CUP 4451            512         
MURGUROD 4580          0  4 0 RED DOG GANG 356      TALKIN' CAMEL WA 4586 510         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Dr. Rosenzwieg -- Can it be?  My, my.  You lost the DM crown to a better warrior?
Hmmmm.  Perhaps you need a little more practice and a lot more humility? -- Lenpro

Triple-X -- A salute to a valiant warrior deserving of the Title--Best In Iaye.  Well
done. -- Lenpro

Pyre -- You were hot!  What a fine battle it was.  Please accept this salute to my
better.  Amen. -- Pastor Pentane

Taken' Camel Walk -- I just love animals and the thrill of the hunt. -- Lady Huntsman

Grand Master -- Blast those RUGS!  How did I luck into YOU!?  Perhaps the Iaye RUGS
are discriminating against soldiers? -- Sgt. Schmid

Schmid -- What a cop out.  You simply weren't the warrior Grand Master was.  You
should consider a salute to him.  I did. -- Lenpro

On The Moon -- It was my day to howl. -- Chief Tomtom

Slowing down, Mr. I Trained Them?  A mere 3-1? -- Lenpro (chuckling)

Rillion -- Gosh, you're everywhere!  I must've heard of about a hundred Rillions.  At
least four, anyway.  And that's just too much experience for me. -- Rishteke

If that's an Honest Merchant, I'll eat my hat.  And I'm in no danger of having to eat
my hat. -- Luisienne

Big Mac -- I'd be glad to eat you!  Sounds delicious, in fact. -- Perrojo
P.S.  Uh... that's with cheese, right?

Ijaz -- (sigh)  Too jazzy for me.  I like something I can dance to. -- Bigfoots

Lord Protector Crazy Fingers -- My deepest apology, I can't imagine how I forgot to
tell you about the splendid opportunities available here on Iaye for newly graduated
gladiators!  What we have today is the offer of a very generous endorsement contract
from Kosall's Shield and Spear Emporium. -- Arenamaster Penrue
P.S.  It isn't LANDS, but we really, truly don't HAVE lands.

Manager of Gamehendge -- If you have an objection to the appearance of your gladiator
in a story, speak up.  I have no wish to offend. -- the Scribe

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

THE WIND was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
THE RIVER was slaughtered by STONE GOLEM in a dull 4 minute brutal Dark Arena battle.
ROCKS was slain by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena duel.
SNOTMAN devastated H. HATRACK in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
RILLION was subdued by ENCHANTED in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Challenge competition.
THE CLEAR was overpowered by RISHTEKE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge struggle.
XOXOXO devastated BIGFOOTS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge competition.
S.T.D. outwaited QUEEN CHINEE in a action packed 10 minute Challenge duel.
CHIEF TOMTOM won victory over DOUBLE-D in a action packed 3 minute Challenge fight.
SGT. SCHMID outwaited TALKIN' CAMEL WALK in a slow 17 minute brutal Challenge fight.
TRIPLE-X was handily defeated by MAD MAX in a exciting 1 minute one-sided Title bout.
DR. ROSENZWEIG unbelievably bested STINGER in a exciting 2 minute master's conflict.
WALT WEISS viciously subdued VETERAN MERCENARY in a crowd pleasing 1 minute bout.
STEINBACH was defeated by KUNG-FU MASTER in a 2 minute one-sided duel.
C-CUP butchered LUISIENNE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
NULN narrowly defeated WROTE THE BOOK in a crowd pleasing 5 minute bloody brawl.
BIG MAC savagely defeated UNSCATHED in a exciting 4 minute brutal bout.
PERROJO executed ARCH MASTER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute bloody one-sided match.
AT bested FRATSFAN NOBLE in a 2 minute bout.
GADGET savagely defeated CULT MEMBER in a 2 minute brutal duel.
MAPT savagely defeated GRAND MASTER in a 3 minute gruesome fray.
LADY HUNTSMAN outwaited ON THE MOON in a tiring 9 minute contest.
EARTHQUAKE EXCUSE murdered POLITE BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
NONNI vanquished SUNLIGHT SPLATRZ in a 2 minute one-sided match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   8         TOTAL PARRY       34 -  23 -  1      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      6         WALL OF STEEL     31 -  24 -  2      56  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    6         PARRY-LUNGE       15 -  12 -  1      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         AIMED BLOW        23 -  19 -  0      55  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         LUNGING ATTACK    35 -  31 -  1      53  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -   7 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     11 -  12 -  1      48  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -  16 -  1      38  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -  15 -  1      38  |

Turn 512 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     1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         1 -  4         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        3 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  3         2  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  3         1  BASHING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        4 -  2     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      4 -  2                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  3                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   MAD MAX 3874               12   9  2  158 I TRAINED THEM (331)
LUNGING ATTACK   SNOTMAN 4290               13   4  1  111 I TRAINED THEM (331)
TOTAL PARRY      DR. ROSENZWEIG 4247        24  10  1   99 LENPROS (145)
AIMED BLOW       ENCHANTED 4517             12  11  0   91 CRYSTAL PALACE (435)
SLASHING ATTACK  H. HATRACK 4481            19  14  2   89 THE WARLOCKS (430)
PARRY-LUNGE      NULN 4431                   6   1  0   72 I TRAINED THEM (331)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MAD MAX 3874.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was QUEEN CHINEE 4588.  The ten other most popular fighters were BIG MAC 4547, WROTE 
THE BOOK 4540, RILLION 4313, NULN 4431, DOUBLE-D 4449, MAD MAX 3874, STINGER 4098, 
XOXOXO 4488, WALT WEISS 4482, and MAPT 4100.

The least popular fighter this week was SGT. SCHMID 4569.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were LADY HUNTSMAN 4579, TALKIN' CAMEL WALK 4586, THE RIVER 4460, 
S.T.D. 4487, ON THE MOON 4587, LUISIENNE 4570, THE CLEAR 4539, H. HATRACK 4481, 
SUNLIGHT SPLATRZ 4583, and EARTHQUAKE EXCUSE 4584.