DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/25/2005    Duedate: 09/07/2005

NIATOLI ISLAND ARENA

DM-33    TURN-503

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

WRETCHEDMISERY
CHAOTICDISORDER (585)
(33-7255) [13-5-0,112]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

WRETCHEDMISERY                 CHAN
CHAOTICDISORDER (585)          BLITZKRIEG (597)
(33-7255) [13-5-0,112]         (33-7202) [6-0-1,60]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TATHARLI                       TRAAG
THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)        TROLZ (295)
(33-4505) [20-27-0,87]         (33-3816) [2-0-0,14]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CHAOTICDISORDER (585)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BLITZKRIEG (597)            43
2. CHAOTICDISORDER (585)       26      CHAOTICDISORDER (585)
3. TROLZ (295)                  6      Unchartered Team
4. DOOR POSITIONS (297)         1
5. MAMMALS (299)                1      BLITZKRIEG (597)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*ELITE SOLDIERS (247)       5   0  0  100   1/ 1 CHAOTICDISORDER (585)     9  3 1
 2- 2*DEMONS OF POWER (604)      1   0  0  100   2/ 0*BLITZKRIEG (597)          3  0 0
 3- 3*STEEL PATH 2 (603)        14   4  0 77.8   3/ 3 THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)   3  6 0
 4/ 4 CHAOTICDISORDER (585)     61  29  5 67.8   4- 2*STEEL PATH 2 (603)        1  0 0
 5/ 0*BLITZKRIEG (597)          14   8  1 63.6   5- 5 LUROCIANS II (92)         1  0 0
 6/ 0*TROLZ (295)                5   3  0 62.5   6- 4*ELITE SOLDIERS (247)      1  0 0
 7- 5 LUROCIANS II (92)        356 326 24 52.2   7/ 0*TROLZ (295)               1  0 0
 8/ 8 THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)   86 120  0 41.7   8- 6*DEMONS OF POWER (604)     1  0 0
 9/ 0*DOOR POSITIONS (297)       0   1  0  0.0   9/ 0*DOOR POSITIONS (297)      0  1 0
10/ 0*MAMMALS (299)              0   1  0  0.0  10/ 0*MAMMALS (299)             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[ Dark Waters #1 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Arvat:

     Arenamistress Sugar walked along the waterside just north of Arvat's harbor,
sighing heavily.  The land did not end in a beach of clean white sand here, or a
golden sandy beach, or with a band of shining pebbles, or even a grassy bank.  It was
mud.  Sticky, not very clean, rather stinky mud.  It would never appeal to, for
instance, Debby Tonte.  This was bad, because Sugar really liked Debby Tonte.  She
found the spy reporter full of good suggestions about tanning, and the best colors of
nail polish to go with one's complexion, and good tips on getting blood stains out of
purple robes.  Sugar had even persuaded the bartender at the Knot of Eels to offer
drinks with umbrellas in them.  Not that there was room for much of anything in the
cup once the umbrella was in there, but it was the principle of the thing.  Debby
Tonte had been polite, but she hadn't lingered longer than it took to drink one cup
of Phishjuice with an umbrella in it.
     It was discouraging.
     Dear Arrnie, that is, Duke Arrnet, wanted to put Arvat on the map.  That's what
he said, but of course, it was already on the map.  Sugar knew that.  She'd even seen
it on a map.  He meant, at least, she thought he meant that he wanted it to be
important.  Or interesting.  Something more than a fishing village.
     Sugar sighed again and plucked a flat shell from the mud, sending it skipping
out over the sullen waters of the Storm Sea.  One.  Two.  Three.  Four, and...gosh!
It was caught by a tentacle!
     She took two steps back away from the water's edge, drawing her sword.  She
might have a figure every bit as good as Debby Tonte's, or even better, but she had
been made Arenamistress because she was comfortable with violence.  And this might
just be a time for violence.
     The tentacle coiled and straightened, flinging the shell back with the speed of
an arrow, or one of those bullets (she thought that they used slings for them) that
managers talked about sometimes.  Gauging its trajectory, she swept her sword up and
deflected it back out over the lake.  The tentacle caught it again and flung it back.
Sugar danced a little farther down the beach--the aim was off--and returned it.  This
was like a game!  Maybe that would be the thing to put Arvat on the map:
Volleyshells over the lake.  On the third return, the tentacle's toss was a little
short, and she had to come down to the water's edge and even a step beyond to reach
it.
     Another tentacle coiled around her ankle, drawing her toward deeper water.

             + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Dark Waters #2 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Niatoli:

     "--and glowing red eyes!"
     Jorja closed her eyes and groaned.  "Sounds like a manager--"
     "But it was out on the lake!" Irinkesta protested.  "Right out over the deep
water, and there aren't have any aquatic managers that *I* ever heard of.  It's GOT
to be some kind of LAKE DEMON!"
     Jorja groaned again, putting more feeling into it.  "Just what I do NOT need."
She sighed and sat down at the table.  "Tell me all about it."
     Irinkesta sat down across from her and pushed aside tea cups and embroidery
hoops to spread out a map.  It was a sailor's chart and showed the Niatoli shoreline,
prominent landmarks, and the treacherous shoals that guarded the island on all sides.
There were half a dozen red crosses marked on it, forming a rough line leading toward
the island from somewhere to the north.  "These are confirmed sightings," the
gladiator said.  "With the dates.  You'll note that it's getting closer to the island
each time?"
     "I note that if it continues this line, it will bypass the island by half a
mile," Jorja said.  "It looks to me like it's headed for Monuntial, not Niatoli."
     "It could swerve, couldn't it?  Besides, what if it encounters some ship from
Niatoli, do you think it will just IGNORE that?"  Irinkesta assumed an expression of
civic-minded benevolence which looked out of place on her narrow, dark face.  "It's
our DUTY to avert a potential threat to the island!  Besides, we can't train all the
time."
     "It might improve your arena performance if you did train more."  The manager
sighed.  "All right.  But try not to get yourself killed.  I hate recruiting."
     "Oh, I won't go ALONE--"
     Jorja blinked.  "Surely this isn't in Tatharli's line?"
     Irinkesta blushed.  "I was thinking of Danal Corum--you know, the Ambitious
Guard?  He's been helping me gather information about the sightings.  I'm sure he'll
want to come along."

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
NIATOLI ISLAND brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Of course, we're all terribly 
impressed to see BOOMER win a fight and gain 25 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, BOOMER 
beat IRINKESTA and IRINKESTA lost 22 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And if 
variety is the spice of life, NIATOLI ISLAND may be getting bland, as WRETCHEDMISERY 
stays top dog in the city.  Kickbacks and bribes, kickbacks and bribes, how else do 
you think some of these guys win their fights?  Skill?  Ha!   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.  Ooh, 
I'm frightfully impressed, TATHARLI was this turn's most challenged warrior.  Watch 
that ego swell, sports fans.  And we have DEMONICHELLION in a challenge, going down 
11 points for the fight.  Guess what?  I thought DEMONICHELLION showed great skill 
and promise when he won victory over TATHARLI.  All right, so I slept through it!  
Big deal!   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  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!  Glad to see the back of this place-- Snide 
Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WRETCHEDMISERY 7255          13   5  0   112       CHAOTICDISORDER (585)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LADY KALDRA 5451              9   6  1   114       LUROCIANS II (92)
 DEMONICHELLION 7038          15   5  2   104       CHAOTICDISORDER (585)
 DIABOLICFIEND 7275           13   4  2   100       CHAOTICDISORDER (585)
 MALODOROUSREEK 7274          14   6  1    95       CHAOTICDISORDER (585)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TATHARLI 4505                20  27  0    87       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DEUS 7328                     4   0  0    66       STEEL PATH 2 (603)
-LADY WU 6815                  8   7  0    63       LUROCIANS II (92)
-INFESTIX 3003                 5   0  0    61       ELITE SOLDIERS (247)
 CHAN 7202                     6   0  1    60       BLITZKRIEG (597)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOOMER 7198                   4   1  0    54       BLITZKRIEG (597)
-LADY CLAIRE 7125              3   1  0    42       LUROCIANS II (92)
 THIMBELL 4836                 7  19  0    40       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
-AMORPHOUSBLOB 7042            6   6  0    40       CHAOTICDISORDER (585)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IRINKESTA 7321                7   6  0    32       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ALDT 7327                     3   1  0    30       STEEL PATH 2 (603)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MAZER 7335                    3   1  0    23       STEEL PATH 2 (603)
-BOMBAY 7201                   3   2  0    17       BLITZKRIEG (597)
 TRAAG 3816                    2   0  0    14       TROLZ (295)
-RISEM 7324                    4   0  0    13       STEEL PATH 2 (603)
 SEA MAN 7262                  1   2  0    11       BLITZKRIEG (597)
-RUSH 3820                     1   0  0    11       TROLZ (295)
-ZUCKFAT 3819                  1   1  0    10       TROLZ (295)
-DICEMAN 3817                  1   1  0     8       TROLZ (295)
-GOTHMOG 7330                  1   0  0     3       DEMONS OF POWER (604)
 WHALE 3859                    0   1  0     1       MAMMALS (299)
 CLOSED 3842                   0   1  0     1       DOOR POSITIONS (297)
-MO PUKE 3818                  0   1  0     1       TROLZ (295)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
TYLER 4993             5  8 0 THE SEWING CIRCLE 388 SQUASH 7329           499 NOT REVE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Wretchedmisery -- Right, small arena syndrome strikes again, correct?  (sigh)  I
could surely wish for a few more active warriors around here. -- Tatharli

Hey, I'm Ferencian, and NO merchant is going to get the better of ME.  At least, not
unless HE is Ferencian, too. -- Irinkesta

Well, darn, Irin just ANNOYED him, and he went on and on and ON at me. -- Thimbell

4 August 2005
Ladies and Gentlemen...The Announcement You Have All Been Waiting For Is Here!!!!!!!!

ZalCon3...The Rebirth!!!!!!! 

The Rules Are Simple, The Prizes Are Awesome, The Competition Fierce!

Where:  Dullens (DM13)  When:  October 8th, 2005

The Rules:
Every Manager Must DA Their Entire Team On The First Turn They Enter The Contest.
All Warriors DA'd In This Manner MUST Be At Zero FE And May Fight In The Contest If
They Live.  The Style Of The Warrior Must Be Present In The Name In A Non Ambiguous
Manner, Standard Abbreviations Accepted.  Scoring Starts On The 3rd Turn Of The
Contest Which Will Also Be The First Turn After The October Mail In.  Dead Warriors
May Be Entered From The Contest To Dead Apprentices ONLY--And With Zero FE!!!!!  All
Living Warriors May Be Entered Into Rookies or Apprentices For The October Mail In.

Scoring:
 1 Point For Each Win.
 1 Point For Each Kill.
-1 Point For Each Loss.
-1 Point For Each Death.

Categories:
Ultimate Style Master:  Warrior Of Any Style With The Most Style Master Points.
Top Team:  Team With The Most Points At The End Of The Contest.
Top Warrior:  Warrior With The Most Points At The End Of The Contest.
MVP Team:  Team With The Most Free Fight Awards At The End Of The Contest.
MVP Warrior:  Warrior With The Most Free Fight Awards At The End Of The Contest.
Style Master:  Warrior With The Most Points Vs. Style In Each Style At The End Of The
               Contest.
Warrior Top 11:  Next 10 Top Point Gaining Warriors At The End Of The Contest.
Iron Manager:  Any Manager With 100 Fights During The Contest (20 Turns Plus 2 Pre
               Turns).
***Special Category*** An Additional Top Team Award Will Be Granted For Each 5 Iron
Manager Awards Starting At 6.

Prizes:
Ultimate Style Master, Top Team, Top Warrior:  +1 To Bonus, Damage Bump, Free Train
                                              Or Learn 2 Skills, Favorites Knowledge.
MVP Team And MVP Warrior:  20 Rollups.
Style Master:  +1 To Bonus.
Warrior Top 11:  Free Train Or Learn 2 Skills. 
Iron Manager:  +1 To Bonus.

Please Contact Zalgor Prigg Via Diplo (Armor & Weapons DM102) or Email
(zalgor@hotmail.com) Should You Have Any Questions Or Wish A Free Team Rollup To Dark
Arena On Turn 1.

Disclaimer:  All Prizes Are To Be Used On Contest Team Only And Are Non Transferable.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DEMONICHELLION devastated TATHARLI in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
WRETCHEDMISERY vanquished VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute uneven Title battle.
DIABOLICFIEND overpowered KUNG-FU MASTER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched duel.
MALODOROUSREEK overpowered VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
THIMBELL was devastated by CHAN in a popular 1 minute bloody uneven brawl.
IRINKESTA was overpowered by BOOMER in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
TRAAG savagely defeated CLOSED in a action packed 2 minute gruesome beginner's melee.
SEA MAN vanquished WHALE in a 1 minute uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK   19 -   3 -  3      86  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         BASHING ATTACK    14 -   5 -  0      74  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         SLASHING ATTACK   16 -   9 -  1      64  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         TOTAL PARRY       15 -  16 -  0      48  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -  16 -  1      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         AIMED BLOW         1 -  10 -  0       9  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 503 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-LUNGE        1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         4  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  WRETCHEDMISERY 7255        13   5  0  112 CHAOTICDISORDER (585)
BASHING ATTACK   DEMONICHELLION 7038        15   5  2  104 CHAOTICDISORDER (585)
STRIKING ATTACK  DIABOLICFIEND 7275         13   4  2  100 CHAOTICDISORDER (585)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   CHAN 7202                   6   0  1   60 BLITZKRIEG (597)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TATHARLI 4505.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was TRAAG 3816.  The ten other most popular fighters were CHAN 7202, WRETCHEDMISERY 
7255, DIABOLICFIEND 7275, BOOMER 7198, MALODOROUSREEK 7274, SEA MAN 7262, 
DEMONICHELLION 7038, TATHARLI 4505, THIMBELL 4836, and IRINKESTA 7321.

The least popular fighter this week was WHALE 3859.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were CLOSED 3842, IRINKESTA 7321, THIMBELL 4836, TATHARLI 4505, 
DEMONICHELLION 7038, SEA MAN 7262, MALODOROUSREEK 7274, BOOMER 7198, DIABOLICFIEND 
7275, and WRETCHEDMISERY 7255.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

DEMONICHELLION (33-7038) CHAOTICDISORDER (585)