DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/08/2004    Duedate: 09/21/2004

ARVAT ARENA

DM-32    TURN-480

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SAVORY
SARATOGA GLORY (352)
(32-4143) [9-1-1,106]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

STARBREAKER                    POSITION IS EMPTY
CALL THE PRIEST (344)          
(32-4039) [15-2-1,157]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

STYLISH                        PRIVATE PROPERTY
SARATOGA GLORY (352)           CALL THE PRIEST (344)
(32-4116) [15-4-1,87]          (32-4029) [12-6-1,116]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SARATOGA GLORY (352)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CALL THE PRIEST (344)       51
2. SARATOGA GLORY (352)        11      SARATOGA GLORY (352)
3. DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)        2      Unchartered Team
4. FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)     -2
                                       KLINGON'S ELITE (171)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 SARATOGA GLORY (352)      77  25  8 75.5   1/ 1 SARATOGA GLORY (352)     10  3 1
 2/ 0 CALL THE PRIEST (344)     68  35  4 66.0   2/ 2 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)   7  8 0
 3/ 2 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)    739 438 39 62.8   3/ 0 CALL THE PRIEST (344)     4  1 0
 4/ 3 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)  309 436 10 41.5   4/ 3 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)     2  0 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.

     Hot dog!  Or horse, if that's what you are, I never did get really clear on that.  
But that was, positively, a great fight, Stylish.  I was thrilled.   Unquestionably 
thrilled when, just into the second minute, I could actually FEEL the balance of the 
battle shifting to me.  Scared the heck out of me, too!  I had no idea what was 
happening at first.  Never happened to me before like that, you see.  Of course, if 
you hadn't dropped your weapon, it would probably not have happened that way in a 
million years, or at least two or three.
     So, I want to take this brief moment (so fleeting is fame) to thank Stylish for 
this chance to be Duel2Dude of Arvat.

                                     Baskervole

                                      SPY REPORT

     The sages err'd not in their foretelling of a god descending upon ARVAT, for I, 
Novgorodny Vir, have returned!  Practice pays for STARBREAKER, who pummelled STYLISH, 
to pocket 15 points.  BOATMAN KU certainly had a baffled expression on his face, 
after losing to KILLING MACHINE and losing 9 points in the process!  Like a 
flirtacious debutante, ARVAT's Duelmaster BASKERVOLE found himself the man of the 
hour, being "invited to dance" 2 times!  The arena was more crowded than usual this 
time, as SAVORY faced ARVAT's Duelmaster.  In ARVAT, nothing is permanent (except 
Death), and we find ourselves a new Duelmaster, SAVORY.  So who was the warrior seen 
charging into immovable walls and challenging dead trees?  Someone's got a basic 
problem...   
     A Zenmaster once told me, 'Does not the spinning wheel turn?  And do not the 
little birds cry out?'  Any ideas?   
     The moving sword slashes, and having slashed, moves on...  Questions are being 
raised about the disposing of severed body parts in the arena.  A certain tavern in 
ARVAT would I avoid!   
     Do not think spyreporting in ARVAT is the highlight of my life.  As if buffeted 
by forces of nature beyond my control, I must take my leave of this place.  Do not 
despair!  I shall return!-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SAVORY 4143                   9   1  1   106       SARATOGA GLORY (352)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STARBREAKER 4039             15   2  1   157       CALL THE PRIEST (344)
 PRIVATE PROPERTY 4029        12   6  1   116       CALL THE PRIEST (344)
-TRADEMARK 4114               14   4  2    96       SARATOGA GLORY (352)
 PRETTY WILD 4113             16   6  1    93       SARATOGA GLORY (352)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BASKERVOLE 4071              14  31  0    88       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
 STYLISH 4116                 15   4  1    87       SARATOGA GLORY (352)
-MAY FISTAFOLES 3852          19  15  1    82       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
-LIL ETH 4093                 14   7  2    79       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
-DIETER KWAN 4092             14   8  0    75       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
-TIA M. ATT 4095              12   8  3    75       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TAD DEVILLE 4140              9   2  0    59       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KILLING MACHINE 4139          6   2  0    50       CALL THE PRIEST (344)
 LITTLE RAINBOW 4146           6   2  0    44       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
 BOATMAN KU 4130               8   9  1    41       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
 TASSALTER 4112                5  17  0    41       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
 LOGGERHEAD 4149               4   1  0    37       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BEFORE THE DAWN 4148          1   0  0    13       CALL THE PRIEST (344)
 OMEGA CODE 4155               1   0  0     3       SARATOGA GLORY (352)
 BRAIN DEAD 4145               0   2  0     2       CALL THE PRIEST (344)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Tad Deville -- That is no way to behave in a boat.  You could have dropped us both 
into the lake, and THEN where would we be?  Wet, that's where, and trying to dodge the 
barikalias. -- Boatman Ku

What the HECK was the Dangerous Criminal GETTING at when he called me "a fine 
opponent"?  I think he had something dark and ulterior in his mind, like recruiting ME 
to be a criminal!  No way!  Well, okay, maybe a Robin Hood type, but I bet that isn't 
what THIS guy had in mind, oh no! -- Tassalter the somewhat worried

I've been counter-captured by a Captured Orc?  What the heck? -- Loggerhead the taken 
aback
P.S.  Er... it isn't REALLY true that they eat their prisoners, is it?

Well, at least *I* defeated MY standby.  The Osksi Noble it was, who is really, it 
seems, a Ferencian merchant ennobled for a substantial cash contribution to the 
Osksian government and then subsequently condemned for having "Ferencian sympathies," 
as what other kind could he have?  You know how the old saying goes, "Politics makes 
strange standbys." -- Little Rainbow

Pretty Wild -- Yes, your defensive abilities were INDEED greater than expected.  I 
shall speak strongly to the "talent scouts" about this. -- M. Halsidine Chardinee

Trademark -- That was someone else.  Probably my sister, and if you killed her, good 
job! -- V. Contadina

Solar Man -- You, too, must have been dealing with my sister.  I am not a nitwit. -- 
V. Contadina

Veteran Mercenary -- I appreciate the workout.  I would like it if you could teach me 
more however.  I'll take the win though. -- Pretty Wild

Spymaster -- I thought you night fight warriors were supposed to be tough.  You went 
down easier than Monica on Slick Bill. -- Solar Man

Baskervole -- Damn strategy change!  I told the Trainer to just let me run the way I 
am supposed to.  I'll be inactive after this turn until the tourney.  I think that we 
have seen the last of each other.  Congrats on taking the title. -- Stylish

Convicted Assassin -- That was easier than I thought it would be.  You could have at 
least taught me something. -- Savory

Baskervole -- Here I come with my TV Challenge.  May the best warrior win. -- Savory

Devil Advocates -- Welcome back.  While I won't enjoy my warriors losing to yours it 
will be nice to fight someone other than a stand in.  Again, welcome back. -- the 
Trainer

24 August 2004
                            Invitation to Newbie Managers
                                      by Hammer

     As a Captain of the Vendetta Cartel, Hammer has recently dissolved the Vendetta 
Cartel Crimson Ascension Family.  Lady Martilyo and Rook are NO LONGER members of the 
Vendetta Cartel.
     The Vendetta Cartel is divided into "Families" under the leadership of Captains; 
who have been appointed by the VC God Father known throughout the duelingland as 
Master Darque.
     Hammer is now the Captain of the Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe and the veteran 
manager extends an invitation for prospective membership as a Probate [ONLY 2 Probate 
positions are available in the VC Tarantula Tribe at the present time!] to any Newbie 
Manager who qualifies under the following conditions:
     1. Newbie Manager MUST have Online Access for Email communications!   [Hammer is 
presently living in Qatar and Lieutenants Maximillian and Firehawk are  living in 
Canada; so Email Communication is a MUST for consideration!]
     2. Newbie Manager MUST have the time and funds to create 2 new  stables to be 
placed in 2 separate Slow Arenas [the cost of running 1 stable in a  Regular Arena!] 
to actively participate on a monthly basis with the other 3 T-Tribe  members of the 
Vendetta Cartel!
     3. Newbie Manager MUST have the DESIRE to be an Active Member of the  Vendetta 
Cartel as a Tarantula Tribe trainee aka Probate; developing his/her managerial skills 
under the mentorship of Hammer and the other VC members; thus proving themselves 
worthy to become Vendetta Cartel Lieutenants in the Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe!
     The Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe lives by the Feud; thereby prospective 
Probates are forewarned that membership guarantees instant Friends and instant 
Enemies!
     Any prospective Probates who:
     1) seek to improve their managerial insights/abilities under the counsel of 
Hammer and other Vendetta Cartel members 
     2) desire to be active members of an Active Alliance that WILL NOT Dissolve in a 
Few Months; building lasting friendships while enjoying Feuding with Common Enemies 
     3) who enjoy sending their gladiators to Tournaments and would strive to see 
their manager name listed among the TV and TC winners in the Mailer Tourney 
Newsletters as a member of the Vendetta Cartel 
MUST DO THE FOLLOWING:
     Send an Email to HammerDM@fastermail.com to introduce yourself and provide Hammer 
with a short Bio of your managerial successes/failures and favorite/least favorite 
fighting styles; with a listing of your active stable/stables for Hammer to verify in 
the online newsletters.
     Hammer will choose the 2 prospective Probates for membership in the Vendetta 
Cartel Tarantula Tribe on the basis of who he decides will be most suited [to Hammer's 
purposes as the T-Tribe Captain!] from among those responding to this All Arena Ad on 
a first response/first acceptance or rejection basis!
     -- Hammer; Vendetta Cartel Captain/WordSmith and WeaponSmith of the Vendetta 
Cartel Tarantula Tribe

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SAVORY devastated BASKERVOLE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title fight.
STYLISH was vanquished by STARBREAKER in a exciting 1 minute uneven battle.
PRETTY WILD was savagely defeated by PRIVATE PROPERTY in a 2 minute master's duel.
TAD DEVILLE narrowly defeated TASSALTER in a crowd pleasing 7 minute bloody match.
BOATMAN KU lost to KILLING MACHINE in a 1 minute fight.
LOGGERHEAD bested FRATSFA SLAVE in a 6 minute bloody amateur's match.
LITTLE RAINBOW savagely defeated THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 4 minute gruesome melee.
BRAIN DEAD was viciously subdued by OMEGA CODE in a slow 12 minute beginner's duel.
BEFORE THE DAWN vanquished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         AIMED BLOW        12 -   3 -  1      80  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   2 -  1      80  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY        6 -   2 -  0      75  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -   3 -  1      75  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    12 -   7 -  0      63  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   5 -  1      58  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK     9 -   7 -  0      56  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         WALL OF STEEL     13 -  11 -  1      54  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -  10 -  0      47  |

Turn 480 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       SAVORY 4143                 9   1  1  106 SARATOGA GLORY (352)
SLASHING ATTACK  STARBREAKER 4039           15   2  1  157 CALL THE PRIEST (344)
BASHING ATTACK   PRIVATE PROPERTY 4029      12   6  1  116 CALL THE PRIEST (344)
WALL OF STEEL    PRETTY WILD 4113           16   6  1   93 SARATOGA GLORY (352)
LUNGING ATTACK   STYLISH 4116               15   4  1   87 SARATOGA GLORY (352)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    LITTLE RAINBOW 4146         6   2  0   44 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
TOTAL PARRY      LOGGERHEAD 4149             4   1  0   37 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is STYLISH 4116.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was PRIVATE PROPERTY 4029.  The ten other most popular fighters were TASSALTER 4112, 
STARBREAKER 4039, TAD DEVILLE 4140, LITTLE RAINBOW 4146, SAVORY 4143, KILLING MACHINE 
4139, STYLISH 4116, PRETTY WILD 4113, BOATMAN KU 4130, and BEFORE THE DAWN 4148.

The least popular fighter this week was BRAIN DEAD 4145.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were OMEGA CODE 4155, LOGGERHEAD 4149, BASKERVOLE 4071, BEFORE THE DAWN 
4148, BOATMAN KU 4130, PRETTY WILD 4113, STYLISH 4116, KILLING MACHINE 4139, SAVORY 
4143, and LITTLE RAINBOW 4146.

                FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY XXXIII

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
HELIO 3733 (51-49-4)                   2  3  0         ULTIMATE ACCELERATION

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ROLEX WATCH 3732 (49-45-1)             0  3  0         LUST MUPPETS         

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
JOHNNY B GOODE 4034 (21-5-1)           1  3  0         CALL THE PRIEST      

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PHANTOM FLAME 3875 (6-3-0)             0  3  0         FATAL SCEPTRE        

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PRIVATE PROPERTY 4029 (11-6-1)         1  3  0         CALL THE PRIEST      
STARBREAKER 4039 (14-2-1)              1  3  0         CALL THE PRIEST      

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
STYLISH 4116 (13-2-1)                  4  3  0         SARATOGA GLORY       
IZUSU TROOPER 4062 (3-0-0)             0  3  0         FLAMING DEATH        

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
KILLING MACHINE 4139 (5-2-0)           4  4  0         CALL THE PRIEST      
DESERT FOX 4131 (3-4-1)                2  3  0         BLITZKRIEG II        
ARGONAUT 4135 (5-2-0)                  0  3  0         BLITZKRIEG II        
NAUTILUS 4134 (5-2-0)                  0  3  0         BLITZKRIEG II        

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CHILTON 4007 (0-0-0)                   6  3  0         HITLIST              
BEFORE THE DAWN 4148 (0-0-0)           2  3  0         CALL THE PRIEST      
HI-JINX 4102 (0-0-0)                   1  3  0         THE USUAL SUSPECTS