DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/26/2006    Duedate: 08/08/2006

IAYE ARENA

DM-30    TURN-528

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BIG MAC
THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)
(30-4547) [19-16-1,107]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BIG MAC                        PRINCESS DIANA
THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)     WORLDLY DECLINE (445)
(30-4547) [19-16-1,107]        (30-4614) [3-0-0,42]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BIG MAC                        QUEEN CHINEE
THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)     THE WARLOCKS (430)
(30-4547) [19-16-1,107]        (30-4588) [11-9-0,56]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CRYSTAL PALACE (435)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CIRCUS MAXIMUS (273)        30
2. THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)  24      THE WARLOCKS (430)
3. WORLDLY DECLINE (445)       18      Unchartered Team
4. GAMEHENDGE (299)            16
5. THE WARLOCKS (430)           8      WORLDLY DECLINE (445)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 THE WARLOCKS (430)       122  70  7 63.5   1/ 1 CRYSTAL PALACE (435)      8  7 0
 2- 2 LOVE LETTERS (428)        45  27  2 62.5   2/ 3 RED DOG GANG (356)        7  8 0
 3- 3 LENPROS (145)            889 582 25 60.4   3/ 4 THE WARLOCKS (430)        6  3 0
 4/ 4 THE A'S -- LOSERS  (431) 150 119  5 55.8   4/ 6 THE A'S -- LOSERS  (431)  6  6 0
 5- 5 RESCUE RANGERS II (385)   11   9  1 55.0   5/ 8 CIRCUS MAXIMUS (273)      5  5 0
 6/ 6 GAMEHENDGE (299)         141 119  9 54.2   6- 2 LENPROS (145)             4  2 0
 7/ 8*WORLDLY DECLINE (445)      7   6  0 53.8   7/10 GAMEHENDGE (299)          3  3 0
 8/ 7 CIRCUS MAXIMUS (273)     153 151 10 50.3   8/ 5*WORLDLY DECLINE (445)     3  5 0
 9- 9 RANDOM (391)              21  22  0 48.8   9- 7 LOVE LETTERS (428)        2  1 0
10/10 CRYSTAL PALACE (435)      69  74  1 48.3  10- 9 RANDOM (391)              1  1 0
11/11 RED DOG GANG (356)       447 606 10 42.5  11-11 RESCUE RANGERS II (385)   0  1 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

               + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Deep Waters ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

The story so far:

     In the hopes of finding something of interest, Senator Sedalia of the Lenpros
and Gissanniah of the Red Dog Gang rowed out to Bird Rock off the northeast side of
the island of Iaye, where they ended up rescuing the Khalhums standby, Kegrald
Steelhand, from a Thing.
     Returning to the island, they were joined by M. Teleskoi Chardinee, who said
that the Things in the water were all part of a Plot that revolved around Krael,
which sank between Point and Iaye four hundred years ago and has recently risen again
from the waters of the lake.  The Trustworthy Scribe, Alvin Moss, scoffed at this
notion and attempted to prevent the gladiators from pursuing answers to their
questions at the ancient Archive on Iaye.  A struggle ensued.  Messenger Bird of
Gamehendge brought the intrepid two a cryptic scroll.
     In the Archive, they fought the Ruthless Jaywalker and another Thing, who were
attempting to burn the priceless books.  Another Lenpro, the alchemist Old Doc Circ,
helped them foil this horrifying purpose, and an Archivist located a map of Krael-
that-was for them.  By combining the map with the cryptic scroll, they had a chart of
the power spots of Krael, the places that would have to be destroyed to prevent the
time-traveling magician Khaldren from using the old city to focus all the power of
Ghea (or at least a lot of it) into his hands.  If they could figure out how to use
it.

The last-given part of the adventure:

     "I thought we were going to figure out what the map was about," Gissanniah said.
"The one that Messenger Bird brought us."
     "That, too--" the senator began.
     "You have a map of Krael?" Kegrald asked.  "I saw a map of the tunnel system
once, and I might be able to guess where some of it goes if you--"
     Sedalia opened his mouth to deny the map, but Old Doc Circ cut in faster,
snatching the scroll from the inside pocket of the senator's tailcoat and unfurling
it in front of the dwarf.
     Kegrald seized it and spread it out carefully, pursing his bearded lips in a
silent whistle.  After a moment of study, turning the map this way and that and
glancing from it to the towers of risen Krael that were visible across the narrow
strait, he nodded sharply and turned toward the waiting gladiators.  "These--" his
finger jabbed at the mysterious, crooked black lines on the map, "are the tunnels my
grandfather built for the King of Krael."
     Sedalia forgot, or set aside, anyway, his annoyance with Circ and squinted at
the map himself, looking over the dwarf's shoulder from map to city.  "If those
tunnels are still open," he said, "we should be able to reach at least half of the
critical points in this 'pattern' without exposing ourselves on the streets."
     "The tunnels will be open," Kegrald said.  "Didn't I tell you they were a
technical masterpiece?"
     "But...they're under the ground," Gissanniah said.  She shivered.  "Under the
ground and under the water BOTH."
     Both Lenpros looked at her.
     She flushed.  "I don't like being under the ground, okay?  It isn't in my job
description."
     Old Doc Circ patted her shoulder.  "Claustrophobia is nothing to be ashamed of,"
he said.  "I have an elixir that will be of help--"
     The senator muttered, "Quack.  Old goat.  There's nothing to fear in a sound,
dwarven-made tunnel.  It's as safe as walking down a hall."
     Doc Circ pointedly ignored him and held out a small blue bottle to the young
woman.  "A swallow of this, my dear, and you will find the tunnel bearable.  It won't
cure your fear, mind, but it will make it possible for you to set the fear aside.
Trust me on this, I am never wrong about these things, you know."
     Gissanniah accepted the bottle as eagerly as she might have accepted a live
snake.  "Do we have to row out to Bird Rock again and climb down inside it?"
     "No."  Kegrald and Sedalia spoke simultaneously.
     "There appears to be another entrance here on Iaye, and two in Point," the
senator added.  "We need not go out to Bird Rock and dare the water monsters."
     "And a damned good thing, too," Kegrald muttered.  "That's no fate for a dwarf!"
     "No doubt, no doubt," Sedalia said.  He took a last look at the map and rolled
it up briskly.  "The other access appears to be from somewhere on the waterfront,
probably in the cellar of an older building.  Let us go at once."

New material next time.  Be here to read all about it.

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail IAYE!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for your 
deeds.  Now keep the taverns open late tonight, for there are sorrows to drown for 
LENPROS, whose 0-0-0 this turn dropped them by 4 into 6th.  CIRCUS MAXIMUS stable has 
parlayed this turn's 2-3-0 into a 3 space move up the rankings.  This brings them up 
to 5th place.  Good work, guys!  The THE A'S -- LOSERS II 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, MR SELF DESTRUCT fought RAINY RAIN and gained 21 points and 
contributed to CIRCUS MAXIMUS' 2-3-0.  RAINY RAIN has lost to MR SELF DESTRUCT, 
falling 13 points, while helping make CRYSTAL PALACE a 2-3-0 turn.  Due to his 
absence and inability to defend the throne, CHIEF TOMTOM has lost the title of 
Duelmaster.  And all eyes were on BIG MAC this turn as he ascended to the throne of 
Duelmaster.  IAYE has a new victor!  Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I have heard from 
unimpeachable sources that The Rat Nest uses trolls in their stew.  Talk about 
gristle!   
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  Is it really true that IAYE has 
more dishwashers per capita that fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     I like this place, IAYE, the taverns have old wine, and young serving girls.  
Who could ask for more?  Well, I'm burning daylight here in IAYE and I've a long road 
ahead of me.  Happy Trails.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to paper-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BIG MAC 4547                 19  16  1   107       THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CHIEF TOMTOM 4513            11   0  0   129       LENPROS (145)
 TALKIN' CAMEL WALK 4586      15   5  1   105       GAMEHENDGE (299)
-STINGER 4098                  9  11  0   104       RANDOM (391)
 WALT WEISS 4482              26  23  1   103       THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)
 RISHTEKE 4511                22  23  1    95       RED DOG GANG (356)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 UNSCATHED 4516               18  20  0    88       CRYSTAL PALACE (435)
-C-CUP 4451                   12   5  2    86       LOVE LETTERS (428)
 GARCIA 3273                  11   8  1    85       CIRCUS MAXIMUS (273)
 ENCHANTED 4517               18  20  0    80       CRYSTAL PALACE (435)
 WROTE THE BOOK 4540          19  17  0    79       GAMEHENDGE (299)
 THE CLEAR 4539               20  16  0    78       THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)
 SNOWY SNOW 4597              10   4  0    71       CRYSTAL PALACE (435)
-XOXOXO 4488                   8   9  0    71       LOVE LETTERS (428)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MR SELF DESTRUCT 3254        11  10  0    66       CIRCUS MAXIMUS (273)
 GARBO 3158                   13  16  0    65       CIRCUS MAXIMUS (273)
 ON THE MOON 4587              9  11  0    65       THE WARLOCKS (430)
-SGT. SCHMID 4569             13   8  0    63       LENPROS (145)
 EARTHQUAKE EXCUSE 4584       11   9  1    61       THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BIGFOOTS 4512                 9  34  0    61       RED DOG GANG (356)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 QUEEN CHINEE 4588            11   9  0    56       THE WARLOCKS (430)
-MOPT 4103                     5   4  0    56       RANDOM (391)
 SUNLIGHT SPLATRZ 4583         9   8  1    52       THE WARLOCKS (430)
 RAINY RAIN 4595              10   4  0    50       CRYSTAL PALACE (435)
-DOUBLE-D 4449                 5   4  0    48       LOVE LETTERS (428)
-LADY HUNTSMAN 4579           10   5  0    47       LENPROS (145)
-MAPT 4100                     4   2  0    47       RANDOM (391)
-GADGET 4528                   5   4  0    44       RESCUE RANGERS II (385)
 PRINCESS DIANA 4614           3   0  0    42       WORLDLY DECLINE (445)
 DR TRINAIRE 4606              7   4  0    41       RED DOG GANG (356)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FENCE POST 4604               5   8  0    29       RED DOG GANG (356)
 SCARECROW 3671                2   3  0    27       CIRCUS MAXIMUS (273)
 HITHELLIENE 4596              5  10  0    25       RED DOG GANG (356)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WINDY WIND 4593               4  11  0    23       CRYSTAL PALACE (435)
-AT 4521                       2   2  0    20       RANDOM (391)
-DALE II 4025                  1   0  1    16       RESCUE RANGERS II (385)
 POP IDOL 4617                 2   1  0    12       WORLDLY DECLINE (445)
-ISPEP 4527                    1   1  0     8       RANDOM (391)
 THE BOY KING 4615             1   2  0     5       WORLDLY DECLINE (445)
-LORD WALTON 4612              1   1  0     4       LENPROS (145)
-CELL BLABBER 4616             1   1  0     4       WORLDLY DECLINE (445)
-FRENCH VETO 4618              0   2  0     2       WORLDLY DECLINE (445)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
LION POOL 4630         0  1 0 CIRCUS MAXIMUS 273    SPYMASTER 381         528 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Hello everyone, I moved recently and was surprised to find my teams and all of my old
fights.  It's been eight years but it's all coming back to me and I'm sure you'll
find an older more mature Ringmaster at the helm.  I see both old and new faces
gracing the sands of Iaye.  Hello everyone--it's good to be back! -- Ringmaster

     Welcome back!  Enjoy and all that good stuff! -- Ed.

Lenpro -- Hey buddy, how you been?  Good to see the Consortium is still active and
well!  Looking forward to seeing Chief Tomtom's stats. -- Ringmaster

Xoxoxo -- There's some kind of disgusting irony in the fact that you're a golem.
HUGE letters of love...from a golem.  Sad. -- Rishteke

Garcia -- Uh...shouldn't that be Circus MINIMUS?  I mean, I never saw a grown person
that small before.  Kinda creepy. -- Bigfoots
P.S.  Nothing personal, just, I never did see anyone that small but grown.

Mr Self Destruct -- And a fine thing that might be.  Not that I didn't appreciate the
five skills, but I always feel uneasy around somebody who can defeat me in the arena.
It's a reflex. -- Dr Trinaire

The Friendly Conthtable tried to put hith hand, well, THERE, you know?  I can't
thtand it when thomebody doth that. -- Hithelliene

Windy Wind -- Blowy-blow me down, eh?  Except that you didn't.  I had some trees to
form a windy-wind breaky-break. -- Fence Post, part of a fine hedge row

Sgt Schmid -- This is always a goal, though not the only one. -- Dr Trinaire

Ed. -- What I think is, I think everybody in that part of the country deluded
themselves into thinking that the couple of decades of dampness was the climate
instead of just some weather.  I think what you have NOW is the climate. -- Dr
Trinaire

     That's what I think too, and it's not very comforting.  Still, we had some good
     rain last night. -- Ed.

Hithelliene -- Aw, just a little one? -- Jimmy-boy, Friendliest Constable in town

Walt Weiss -- Your manager has cursed you with that team name, as I am sure you
realize by now.  Also, I'm not in the mood to put up with comments from tall people
today.  Another day, who knows? -- Kegrald Steelhand, Khalhums Dwarf

26 June 2006
To those interested, G.E.C.K.O., Inc, is looking for able-bodied warriors to embark
on a dangerous mission.  Those interested (or for more details) diplo me at:
Juice, DM 93, mgr. Arena Masters, Inc -- Juice

30 June 2006
All -- I am looking for able bodied warriors, magic-wielding wizards, faith-healing
clerics, and quick-handed thieves to begin a quest requested by the Emperor of the
Southern Kingdom of Crailmia.  All interested parties can diplo me in arena 93 --
Noblish Island, c/o Will-O-Wisps (1422) or write to me at -- Robert Bennett, 317173,
4269 West M-80, Kincheloe, Mi 49784. -- the Lightbearer, mgr. Will-O-Wisps

1 July 2006
BROTHER KNIGHTS OF THE DESOLATE EMPIRE -- Hail brothers where ever you are to be
found!  We are engaging in arena 31.  Let them feel our wrath.  Onward to glory!!! --
Dark knight Blackstorm

1 July 2006
Soultaker -- Read your e-mail! -- Guardian

10 July 2006
The Dark Knights sat at the Dark Table with grim faces.  All present knew that there
could be no quarter.  The Forces of Desolation would be unleashed.  There would be no
turning back, no mercy and no hesitation to do what was necessary.  Teeth gritted and
knuckles whitened with fury as the IMPERIAL PROCLAMATION was signed by each Dark
Knight.
     AS OF JULY 1, 2006 -- WAR IS DECLARED ON THE ALLIANCE KNOWN AS THE VENDETTA
CARTEL.
     The Desolate Empire -- Dark Knights:  Ancient Creep, Blackstorm, Dok Sik, Goat,
Heathen, Hatebred, Kon, Osiris, Toker, Wasby the Great

14 July 2006
In response to the Desolate Empire's declaration of war, the Vendetta Cartel offers
the following response:

The members of the Vendetta Cartel can be found in 1, 8, 9, 10,  11, 14, 22, 25, 28,
31, 39, 45, 47, 50, 52, 54, 59, 60, 100, and 106.  Stop yapping in the all-arena ads,
pick an arena, issue a challenge, actually win something, and then maybe (and we
stress maybe) you may speak.  You may come to our home arenas (8, 31, and 47) and
confront us, but we suggest you learn to win in your own "home" arena (52) first.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

LION POOL was viciously butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
BIG MAC savagely defeated RISHTEKE in a popular 2 minute veteran's Title melee.
WALT WEISS bested GARCIA in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
TALKIN' CAMEL WALK overpowered UNSCATHED in a 1 minute mismatched match.
GARBO was unbelievably bested by SNOWY SNOW in a popular 2 minute bloody duel.
THE CLEAR was beaten by VIRGINAL CONCUBINE in a 1 minute master's brawl.
ENCHANTED luckily beat ON THE MOON in a action packed 1 minute uneven melee.
WROTE THE BOOK won victory over KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
RAINY RAIN was viciously subdued by MR SELF DESTRUCT in a popular 3 minute fight.
BIGFOOTS was handily defeated by EARTHQUAKE EXCUSE in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
QUEEN CHINEE savagely defeated FENCE POST in a crowd pleasing 4 minute bloody match.
SUNLIGHT SPLATRZ devastated HITHELLIENE in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
DR TRINAIRE devastated WINDY WIND in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
PRINCESS DIANA handily defeated HAPPY PEASANT in a 1 minute uneven fight.
SCARECROW savagely defeated THE BOY KING in a 4 minute beginner's struggle.
POP IDOL bested FRIENDLY CONSTABLE in a 1 minute amateur's brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   8         STRIKING ATTACK    4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         PARRY-STRIKE      23 -  13 -  1      64  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -   7 -  0      61  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         TOTAL PARRY       22 -  18 -  0      55  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         WALL OF STEEL     22 -  20 -  0      52  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-LUNGE       11 -  11 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    39 -  41 -  0      49  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         BASHING ATTACK     7 -   9 -  0      44  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         AIMED BLOW        13 -  17 -  0      43  |

Turn 528 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     AIMED BLOW         1 -  3         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  3         3  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  3     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1     
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   BIG MAC 4547               19  16  1  107 THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)
PARRY-STRIKE     TALKIN' CAMEL WALK 4586    15   5  1  105 GAMEHENDGE (299)
AIMED BLOW       GARCIA 3273                11   8  1   85 CIRCUS MAXIMUS (273)
PARRY-LUNGE      THE CLEAR 4539             20  16  0   78 THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)
SLASHING ATTACK  SNOWY SNOW 4597            10   4  0   71 CRYSTAL PALACE (435)
WALL OF STEEL    MR SELF DESTRUCT 3254      11  10  0   66 CIRCUS MAXIMUS (273)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    SUNLIGHT SPLATRZ 4583       9   8  1   52 THE WARLOCKS (430)
BASHING ATTACK   PRINCESS DIANA 4614         3   0  0   42 WORLDLY DECLINE (445)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BIG MAC 4547.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was QUEEN CHINEE 4588.  The ten other most popular fighters were SCARECROW 3671, BIG 
MAC 4547, GARBO 3158, MR SELF DESTRUCT 3254, SNOWY SNOW 4597, ON THE MOON 4587, WROTE 
THE BOOK 4540, RAINY RAIN 4595, SUNLIGHT SPLATRZ 4583, and DR TRINAIRE 4606.

The least popular fighter this week was THE BOY KING 4615.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were WINDY WIND 4593, HITHELLIENE 4596, BIGFOOTS 4512, THE CLEAR 
4539, UNSCATHED 4516, POP IDOL 4617, FENCE POST 4604, GARCIA 3273, LION POOL 4630, 
and PRINCESS DIANA 4614.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

BIG MAC (30-4547) THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)
CALYX (30-4151) I GOTTA GO (397)

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

TRIPLE-X (30-4452) LOVE LETTERS (428)

               NEW TEAMS IN THE TEMPORARY TOURNAMENT ARENAS (DM 81/83)

Please note that all new teams created at the Face-to-Face were temporarily placed 
in a temporary Tournament Arena, DM 81 or DM 83.  If you requested that your team be 
placed in a specific arena, it has already transferred to that arena.  Any teams not 
transferred out of DM 81 and DM 83 by September 1st will be deleted.  If you have 
questions about any of your teams, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI