DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/04/2006    Duedate: 10/17/2006

IAYE ARENA

DM-30    TURN-533

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GARCIA
CIRCUS MAXIMUS (273)
(30-3273) [15-9-1,107]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GARCIA                         PRINCESS DIANA
CIRCUS MAXIMUS (273)           WORLDLY DECLINE (445)
(30-3273) [15-9-1,107]         (30-4614) [4-4-0,33]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

WROTE THE BOOK                 RAINY RAIN
GAMEHENDGE (299)               CRYSTAL PALACE (435)
(30-4540) [21-20-0,88]         (30-4595) [13-5-0,84]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CRYSTAL PALACE (435)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. GAMEHENDGE (299)            27
2. CIRCUS MAXIMUS (273)        25      THE WARLOCKS (430)
3. CRYSTAL PALACE (435)        24      Unchartered Team
4. THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)  24
5. WORLDLY DECLINE (445)       23      WORLDLY DECLINE (445)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 2 I TRAINED THEM (331)     213 104  9 67.2   1/ 4 CRYSTAL PALACE (435)      9  6 0
 2/ 3 THE WARLOCKS (430)       131  77  7 63.0   2/ 1 LENPROS (145)             8  3 0
 3/ 4 LENPROS (145)            902 589 25 60.5   3/ 2 CIRCUS MAXIMUS (273)      8  7 0
 4/ 5 THE A'S -- LOSERS  (431) 155 132  6 54.0   4/ 3 RED DOG GANG (356)        6  9 0
 5/ 6 GAMEHENDGE (299)         147 127 10 53.6   5- 7 I TRAINED THEM (331)      4  0 0
 6/ 7 CIRCUS MAXIMUS (273)     166 163 10 50.5   6/ 8 GAMEHENDGE (299)          4  6 1
 7/ 9*WORLDLY DECLINE (445)     17  17  0 50.0   7/ 5 THE WARLOCKS (430)        4  6 0
 8/ 1*THE SALADS (442)           1   1  0 50.0   8/ 9 THE A'S -- LOSERS  (431)  4  7 1
 9/ 8 CRYSTAL PALACE (435)      81  82  1 49.7   9/ 6*WORLDLY DECLINE (445)     3  9 0
10/10 RED DOG GANG (356)       457 621 10 42.4  10/10*THE SALADS (442)          1  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 #23 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     "Traveling to Point will mean a boat," the Khalhums Dwarf said, looking worried.
"Crossing water.  The water monsters--"
     "--Won't harm a boat on a regular run from Iaye to Point," Senator Sedalia said
firmly.  It might not be so, but people will believe anything said firmly by a man
with presence, and he did not want his henchpersons panicking.
     "Well, they haven't SO FAR," Old Doc Circ said, is tone dark with suggestion.
     The senator fixed him with a steely glare.  "Do not make it necessary for me to
biff you over the head with a Congressional Record," he warned.  "We will be entirely
safe from lake monsters on the ferry."  He peered through the greenish twilight that
had come when the rain finally let up; it was near sunset, and the light was coming
in flat below the clouds.  "The last ferry of the day will be leaving shortly.  Let
us go now and get on it," he said.
     Gissanniah looked down at her clothes, which were stained with smoke and
somewhat torn.  "My clothes--"
     "The rain has washed out most of the smoke," Sedalia said, "and there will be
more soon enough to finish that job.  And the way your bodice has been torn, well,
young lady, I never thought the high-necked style looked good on you."  He stroked
his mustache.
     Old Doc Circ cast him a reproachful look and pulled a very large handkerchief, a
yard square and bright red, from one of his inside pockets.  "We will make you a
shoulder cape, dear, over the right, under the left, and suddenly!  A fashion
statement, and quite modest."
     "Yes, yes, it looks fine, but now we have to get moving," Sedalia said.  "The
ferry will not WAIT for you, you know."  He took Gissanniah's arm and urged her along
the waterfront toward the ferry slip at the other end.  "And this is the last one
today, if we miss it, we wait until morning--"
     "Bad plan," Doc Circ agreed.  "Who knows what might happen while we wait?"
     "Or hire a boat to take us over yet tonight."
     "Even worse plan," the Dwarf said.  "The monsters might leave the regular ferry
alone, but any boat on its own...not a chance.  And boats are dangerous enough as it
is!"
     "Exactly so," the senator said.  "Don't dawdle!"

     There was half an hour of activity as they reached the ferry and negotiated
their fares.  They were the only people wanting to cross at this hour, and the
boatmen were sure they could wait till morning, that there was actually no need to
take the boat out now at all.  It required a hefty bonus to get moving, which left
the senator muttering about votes of censure and revocations of license.
     Then there was an hour of inactivity and tension as the boat glided through dark
waters under a sky steadily getting darker.  The lights of Iaye, which had just been
coming on, faded behind them, and there were very few lights ahead along the southern
shore of Iaye.  The four gladiators stood at the railing and said very little.
     "This is a long way around, isn't it?" Gissanniah muttered.
     "Indeed, and quite wise, too," Old Doc Circ said, cutting into any answer the
senator might have made.  "With the town of Iaye on the northwest tip of the island,
and the town of Point on the northwest tip of the peninsula, the shortest course
would, or used to, be along the north side of the island.  Very direct.  But Krael is
there now."
     "Can't sail a ferry through a city, however ruined," Sedalia agreed.  "And I
don't believe Krael would be welcoming if we landed on its waterfront."
     "It's all along the front of Point, though," Kegrald the Dwarf said.
     "Yes, they've had to develop a new landing site on the south side of the
peninsula," Circ agreed.  "I believe there's a shuttle from the landing place to the
town.  Not much in the town worth seeing, of course--"
     "But since we aren't going as tourists, this is not a problem," Sedalia cut in.
     "Just so.  We might be advised to get a night's sleep before approaching the
tunnels under Point," the old alchemist said.
     "The main one is through the Ogre's Tomb," Kegrald said.  "I haven't actually
gone down it, but I've seen the tunnel-head.  Very fine stonework."
     "The tavern by that name?"  Sedalia frowned.  "It's brick and timber, not stone.
I suppose the cellars...."
     "No, the actual tomb.  If you know Point, you'll have seen it."  The Dwarf
sounded almost...enthusiastic.  "Almost a hill of stonework right in the middle of
the town.  The tavern's on its flank, but it's late, and human work besides.  There
are several ways into the actual tomb; we should have no trouble with entry.  Of
course," he hesitated and went on more quietly, "there's the Ogre."
     "A myth," Senator Sedalia said briskly.
     "Not...exactly," Circ murmured.
     "Nobody knows what it IS," Kegrald said, "but there's SOMETHING down there."
Another hesitation.  "That's why I didn't go down."

                                      SPY REPORT

     I can't believe the violence in IAYE!  I still haven't told Mom I'm writing 
Spyreports.  She'd have a cow!  Well, here we go...  Too bad, LENPROS, but CRYSTAL 
PALACE was just too good to be stopped.  CRYSTAL PALACE like really fought hard to 
move up to 1st from 4th.  Way to go!  MVP award for GARBO?  CIRCUS MAXIMUS' proud of 
him after beating THE CLEAR and getting 19 points.  Talk about yer major upsets!  
LORD WALTON's match with POP IDOL cost him a loss of 12 points!  GARCIA thinks his 
15-9-1 and studly character is good enough to face up to the Duelmaster.  Any bets?  
And I was just getting used to the ex-Duelmaster's habit of...(!)  Oh well, welcome 
GARCIA.  Aren't CIRCUS MAXIMUS proud.  (Oh, my.) Who was the wiseguy that said IAYE's 
Duelmaster was paying for drinks at The Wharf Rat?  Don't look at me!   
     So just why would someone becomes a warrior anyway?  It can't be for these 
really neat Spyreports can it?  CIRCUS MAXIMUS was IAYE's most avoided team.  Is 
there some award for that?  Hhmph!  What kind of warriors are LENPROS?  CIRCUS 
MAXIMUS, an easy team to beat if I ever saw one, can't get them to accept an 
invitation!  Can CIRCUS MAXIMUS' MR SELF DESTRUCT be more popular than me?  He was 
challenged the most, but is that really the same?   
     Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other!  Don't you guys ever give 
it a break?  What if they had a fight and nobody showed up?  I'd be out of a job, 
that's what!!!   
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I gotta leave.  IAYE is like such a dump, and you guys smell too much!  
Remember you guys, ease up sometimes!  Chill out!  Later, Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GARCIA 3273                  15   9  1   107       CIRCUS MAXIMUS (273)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-NULN 4431                     8   1  1   121       I TRAINED THEM (331)
 GARBO 3158                   15  19  0    95       CIRCUS MAXIMUS (273)
-SGT. SCHMID 4569             16   9  0    94       LENPROS (145)
-RILLION 4313                  8   4  0    91       I TRAINED THEM (331)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LADY HUNTSMAN 4579           15   5  0    90       LENPROS (145)
 WROTE THE BOOK 4540          21  20  0    88       GAMEHENDGE (299)
 ENCHANTED 4517               20  22  0    88       CRYSTAL PALACE (435)
 THE CLEAR 4539               22  19  0    85       THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)
 SNOWY SNOW 4597              12   6  0    85       CRYSTAL PALACE (435)
 UNSCATHED 4516               19  23  0    84       CRYSTAL PALACE (435)
 RAINY RAIN 4595              13   5  0    84       CRYSTAL PALACE (435)
 MR SELF DESTRUCT 3254        13  13  0    81       CIRCUS MAXIMUS (273)
 BIGFOOTS 4512                10  38  0    68       RED DOG GANG (356)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 QUEEN CHINEE 4588            15  10  0    65       THE WARLOCKS (430)
 SUNLIGHT SPLATRZ 4583        12  10  1    58       THE WARLOCKS (430)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WINDY WIND 4593               8  11  0    57       CRYSTAL PALACE (435)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EARTHQUAKE EXCUSE 4584       11  14  1    48       THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)
 SCARECROW 3671                5   5  0    44       CIRCUS MAXIMUS (273)
 CARDINAL ARIZPE 4645          3   0  0    44       LENPROS (145)
 DR TRINAIRE 4606              8   8  0    36       RED DOG GANG (356)
 HITHELLIENE 4596              7  13  0    34       RED DOG GANG (356)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PRINCESS DIANA 4614           4   4  0    33       WORLDLY DECLINE (445)
 FENCE POST 4604               7  11  0    32       RED DOG GANG (356)
 POP IDOL 4617                 5   3  0    29       WORLDLY DECLINE (445)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ECK 4649                      2   0  1    23       THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)
 SLEEPS ALL DAY 4603           1   1  1    20       GAMEHENDGE (299)
-CELL BLABBER 4616             3   3  0    19       WORLDLY DECLINE (445)
 THE BOY KING 4615             4   4  0    16       WORLDLY DECLINE (445)
 KLINK 4647                    1   1  0    16       THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)
 LORD WALTON 4612              2   5  0    11       LENPROS (145)
 PIGFACE #2 4651               2   0  0     9       CIRCUS MAXIMUS (273)
-DON FRANCIS 4619              0   1  0     7       LENPROS (145)
-FRENCH VETO 4618              1   3  0     6       WORLDLY DECLINE (445)
 HENDGE CLIPPER 4602           0   2  0     2       GAMEHENDGE (299)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
KILLER JOE 4652        1  1 0 RED DOG GANG 356      ECK 4649              533         
TOSSED 4563            1  1 0 THE SALADS 442        SLEEPS ALL DAY 4603   533         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Mr. Self Destruct -- Now you see what happens to Prima Donnas.  I hear Lady Huntsman
wants you next. -- Sgt Schmid

Garbo -- It is always a pleasure to grapple with the peasants--especially the famous
ones! -- Lady Huntsman

The Boy King -- Bless you, my son. -- Cardinal Arizpe

Welcome to the real world, Pop Idol. -- Lord Walton (something of an idol himself)

Snotman -- Congrats on your victory for the title.  And congrats on the "big time".
I'll bet Enchanted is thanking you quite graciously. -- Lenpro

Rainy Rain -- Oh, just...HECK.  (squelching around)  More like muddy mud, you know?
I really, truly, did NOT need this today. -- Bigfoots

Cell Blabber -- Listen, if you don't stop talking on your whatsit--the pigeon-golem
in your hand, you know?--I will probably have a certified fit and drop the fence
wire.  Trust me, you do NOT want this fence to go down. -- Fence Post

Sunlight Splatrz -- Tedious to lose, but decorative.  Remind me to put some prism
crystals on my armor next time we get together.  We'll give 'em a light show. -- Dr
Trinaire

Queen Chinee -- You thlant-eyed menathe!  You thnuck up on me, moving like a blur or
thomething, you know, conthantly without pauthe, and you were MEAN to me.  ME!  That
ith dithguthting, but about what one would exthpect from a thlant-eyed devil. --
Hithelliene

Klink -- You have no business being that tall!  It's an offense to all right-
thinking, not to mention left-thinking, people everywhere.  *I* should be the
tallest.  That way, everyone, even the dummies, will KNOW that they should look UP to
me! -- Killer Joe

TomTom -- (surprised look)  Hunting and canoeing?  Hmm, I hadn't thought about that.
But sure, why not?  Come around any time. -- Rishteke

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!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

GARCIA devastated ENCHANTED in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title fight.
LADY HUNTSMAN overcame MR SELF DESTRUCT in a 4 minute veteran's Challenge match.
CARDINAL ARIZPE vanquished HITHELLIENE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
POP IDOL overpowered LORD WALTON in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
PRINCESS DIANA viciously subdued FENCE POST in a 2 minute gruesome Challenge brawl.
GARBO overpowered THE CLEAR in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
RAINY RAIN viciously subdued VETERAN MERCENARY in a popular 5 minute competition.
UNSCATHED won victory over SUNLIGHT SPLATRZ in a 2 minute expert's duel.
BIGFOOTS was vanquished by WROTE THE BOOK in a action packed 1 minute uneven fight.
SNOWY SNOW savagely defeated VETERAN MERCENARY in a exciting 1 minute gruesome fight.
SCARECROW was overpowered by QUEEN CHINEE in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.
DR TRINAIRE was devastated by WINDY WIND in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
EARTHQUAKE EXCUSE was subdued by RUTHLESS JAYWALKER in a 1 minute match.
THE BOY KING was beaten by KLINK in a 3 minute bloody conflict.
TOSSED was assassinated by SLEEPS ALL DAY in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
HENDGE CLIPPER was unbelievably bested by PIGFACE #2 in a 3 minute beginner's duel.
KILLER JOE was executed by ECK in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   8         TOTAL PARRY       21 -   7 -  0      75  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         PARRY-STRIKE      20 -   9 -  1      69  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         SLASHING ATTACK   15 -  12 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         WALL OF STEEL     22 -  19 -  0      54  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         BASHING ATTACK    14 -  14 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         AIMED BLOW        21 -  23 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         LUNGING ATTACK    31 -  45 -  1      41  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK    2 -   3 -  1      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        9 -  15 -  0      38  |

Turn 533 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-STRIKE       1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         2 -  3         3  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  2         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         2  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  3     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       GARCIA 3273                15   9  1  107 CIRCUS MAXIMUS (273)
TOTAL PARRY      LADY HUNTSMAN 4579         15   5  0   90 LENPROS (145)
LUNGING ATTACK   WROTE THE BOOK 4540        21  20  0   88 GAMEHENDGE (299)
PARRY-LUNGE      THE CLEAR 4539             22  19  0   85 THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)
SLASHING ATTACK  SNOWY SNOW 4597            12   6  0   85 CRYSTAL PALACE (435)
WALL OF STEEL    RAINY RAIN 4595            13   5  0   84 CRYSTAL PALACE (435)
PARRY-STRIKE     QUEEN CHINEE 4588          15  10  0   65 THE WARLOCKS (430)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    SUNLIGHT SPLATRZ 4583      12  10  1   58 THE WARLOCKS (430)
BASHING ATTACK   CARDINAL ARIZPE 4645        3   0  0   44 LENPROS (145)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is WROTE THE BOOK 4540.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was RAINY RAIN 4595.  The ten other most popular fighters were GARCIA 3273, 
WROTE THE BOOK 4540, KLINK 4647, HENDGE CLIPPER 4602, UNSCATHED 4516, SNOWY SNOW 
4597, QUEEN CHINEE 4588, PRINCESS DIANA 4614, GARBO 3158, and MR SELF DESTRUCT 3254.

The least popular fighter this week was KILLER JOE 4652.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were TOSSED 4563, DR TRINAIRE 4606, BIGFOOTS 4512, THE CLEAR 4539, LORD 
WALTON 4612, LADY HUNTSMAN 4579, ENCHANTED 4517, PIGFACE #2 4651, SLEEPS ALL DAY 
4603, and THE BOY KING 4615.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

GARCIA (30-3273) CIRCUS MAXIMUS (273)