DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/02/2004    Duedate: 09/15/2004

CLIFFHOME ARENA

DM-38    TURN-455

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

STEVEN SCIMITAR
EAGLES CLAW (47)
(38-4455) [15-0-1,135]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

STEVEN SCIMITAR                FIGARO
EAGLES CLAW (47)               BOY O'S (388)
(38-4455) [15-0-1,135]         (38-4340) [6-1-0,66]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

RUNABOUT                       STEVEN SCIMITAR
JINDA-BAN (198)                EAGLES CLAW (47)
(38-4458) [10-12-0,42]         (38-4455) [15-0-1,135]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

EAGLES CLAW (47)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE LOST SOULS (94)         24
2. BOY O'S (388)               22      EAGLES CLAW (47)
3. DU BASHERS (275)            21      Unchartered Team
4. EAGLES CLAW (47)            20
5. SANDS OF TIME (371)          8      BOY O'S (388)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*BOY O'S (388)             14   7  2 66.7   1/ 1 EAGLES CLAW (47)         11  3 0
 2- 2*SUPER BASH BROTHER (403)   8   4  0 66.7   2/ 2 JINDA-BAN (198)           7  8 0
 3- 3 ALL FINESSE (384)        109  88  4 55.3   3/ 4*BOY O'S (388)             6  3 1
 4/ 4 EAGLES CLAW (47)         648 558 55 53.7   4/ 3 THE LOST SOULS (94)       4  4 0
 5/ 6 SANDS OF TIME (371)       39  34  0 53.4   5/ 7 SANDS OF TIME (371)       3  0 0
 6- 7*THE GOBLINATE (402)        8   8  2 50.0   6- 6*FIRE DECK (394)           3  5 0
 7/ 8 JINDA-BAN (198)          286 384  7 42.7   7/11 DU BASHERS (275)          2  8 0
 8/ 9 THE LOST SOULS (94)      293 435 30 40.2   8- 5*SUPER BASH BROTHER (403)  1  1 0
 9/11 DU BASHERS (275)         120 186 13 39.2   9/ 8*FORCE OF FIVE (400)       1  2 0
10-12*FIRE DECK (394)            7  12  0 36.8  10-12 ALL FINESSE (384)         0  1 0
11/10*FORCE OF FIVE (400)        4   7  0 36.4  11- 9*THE GOBLINATE (402)       0  1 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, friends and fiends, welcome to your friendly neighborhood spyreport.  
I doubt CLIFFHOME will ever be the same.  DU BASHERS stable has parlayed this turn's 
2-3-0 into a 4 space move up the rankings.  This brings them up to 7th place.  Good 
work, guys!  And let's see, PEDRO fought MORDANT DESERTER and gained 14 points and 
contributed to BOY O'S' 2-1-1.  FOAD VI has lost to MISS JULY, falling 10 points, 
while helping make DU BASHERS a 2-3-0 turn.  The attempts to dethrone the Duelmaster 
have failed, and STEVEN SCIMITAR remains CLIFFHOME's top warrior for another turn.  
By the way, was that our Duelmaster that I saw last night, cramped under the table at 
The Choking Ogre?   
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.  I also notice that the JINDA-BAN stable was the most avoided 
team this turn.  Come on CLIFFHOME, what are you afraid of?  And avoiding JINDA-BAN 
more than any other team we find BOY O'S.  CLIFFHOME, are we going to accept, or 
respect this sort of thing?  Well, sports fans, take notice that MISS JULY from THE 
LOST SOULS was CLIFFHOME's most challenged warrior this turn.  In a brave attempt, 
NOR'EASTER from DU BASHERS challenged up 23 points to fight RUNABOUT from the 
JINDA-BAN stable.  NOR'EASTER perhaps got his just desserts, seeing as he overcame 
RUNABOUT and ended up with 62 recognition points.  BOB, ETERNAL, of SANDS OF TIME had 
better have a good reason for challenging down 15 points in a TV challenge which he 
won.  I thought BOB, ETERNAL, showed great skill and promise when he overcame 
KORRIBIE.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     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.  A brave warrior does not carry a 
red shield, he has nothing to cover or hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep your 
swords sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to 
paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STEVEN SCIMITAR 4455         15   0  1   135       EAGLES CLAW (47)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SYSTEM OF A DOWN 4451        15   2  1   128       EAGLES CLAW (47)
 BOB, ETERNAL, 4460           11   0  0   111       SANDS OF TIME (371)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KORRIBIE 4317                18  34  1    89       JINDA-BAN (198)
-SUI GENERIS 4444             11   8  0    86       ALL FINESSE (384)
 CRAPOLA CRAYON 3979          17  13  0    77       THE LOST SOULS (94)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FIGARO 4340                   6   1  0    66       BOY O'S (388)
-DARK TYPHLOSION 4414          4   0  0    65       FIRE DECK (394)
 NOR'EASTER 3487               5   7  2    62       DU BASHERS (275)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DINGIL BILL 4428             12  16  0    52       JINDA-BAN (198)
 RUNABOUT 4458                10  12  0    42       JINDA-BAN (198)
 TETTNANGER 4064               9   8  0    41       THE LOST SOULS (94)
-CHARIZARD 4411                3   2  0    41       FIRE DECK (394)
 MISS JULY 4263                5   2  0    39       THE LOST SOULS (94)
-ROBERTO 4516                  2   1  0    35       BOY O'S (388)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LORDLINGS OF YORE 4495        5   1  0    33       SUPER BASH BROTHERS2 (403)
-FLEEBIM 4488                  3   2  0    30       THE GOBLINATE (402)
-JACKY - VF 4496               3   3  0    30       SUPER BASH BROTHERS2 (403)
 THUNDER THIGH 3537            7   2  0    28       DU BASHERS (275)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GROOBIM 4489                  4   2  2    24       THE GOBLINATE (402)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AMOROUS ANDY 4464             5   4  0    23       EAGLES CLAW (47)
 HARANDUR 4484                 2   8  0    23       JINDA-BAN (198)
-WALDO 4336                    2   0  0    22       BOY O'S (388)
-DULL ROB 4466                 1   1  0    21       FORCE OF FIVE (400)
 JINGAREE 4518                 4   1  0    20       JINDA-BAN (198)
 D'ARK CATAAN 4513             1   4  0    20       THE LOST SOULS (94)
 FOAD VI 3673                  2   3  1    18       DU BASHERS (275)
 SLICK RICK 4468               2   2  0    18       FORCE OF FIVE (400)
 ROBERT GERMAN 4521            2   1  0    14       EAGLES CLAW (47)
 PEDRO 4533                    1   0  1    14       BOY O'S (388)
 TRY IT 3604                   1   6  0     9       DU BASHERS (275)
-DRUUBIM 4503                  1   1  0     8       THE GOBLINATE (402)
-HYPER BOY 4467                1   3  0     6       FORCE OF FIVE (400)
 MIA TYL DENA 4525             0   2  0     2       DU BASHERS (275)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
MORDANT DESERTER 2     0  1 0   1                   PEDRO 4533            455 NONE    
SANTIAGO 4339          1  2 1 BOY O'S 388           MOUNTAIN TROLL 18     455 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Stimpy -- Bashers?  You want Bashers?  I've got bashers, lots of them.  Of course, I 
think I may be the only manager who runs them any more...  (almost, anyways)   
Unfortunately, I'll be taking a short hiatus from Cliffhome.  On the positive side, 
Jacky  turned out to be exactly what I wanted out of him, so he'll be returning.  The 
Lordlings of Yore will be heading back to Yore, never to return to the arena. -- 
Assurnasirbanipal

Runabout -- Thanks to you, Assur gave me a long term contract!  I'll have to start 
working out with weights, but we all do what we must. -- Jacky

Bob, Eternal -- (peering down and speaking in a horrified whisper)  Did you shrink?  
If that's what eternal does, I don't think I want any. -- Korribie 

Jacky -- VF -- The way it is, if you're just a little thing like me, you have to be 
ready to LEAP forward the instant you get the gree light. -- Runabout
P.S.  But I'm sorry I ran over your toe.
P.P.S.  Next time, stay ON the curb instead of in front of it.

Dark Typhosion -- I gotta tell ya, bub, someone as dark as you shouldn't wear that 
shade of maroon.  You need to get Debby Tonte to color-drape you. -- Dingil Bill

Lordlings of Yore -- It's EASY to win when you've got a gang.  (envious sigh)  I've 
never managed to hide my henchmen on the sands (how do you do it?), and the 
Arenamaster always throws them out. -- Harandur

Mia tyl Dena -- I think this counts as "dues."  Good try on your part, though.  Next 
time we meet on the sands, who knows how it might go? -- Jingaree

Steven Scimitar -- My pleasure, sir. -- Korribie

Crapola Crayon -- Ah, there are managers like that.  "Imitation is the sincerest form 
of flattery," and so on.  Let's do something other than fight when next we meet.  
Maybe start with dinner, dancing.... -- Korribie

D'ark Cataan -- It's only bad luck to barbeque a unicorn if you use teriyaki sauce 
instead of REAL barbeque sauce. -- Jingaree
P.S.  With teriyaki sauce, it's not bad LUCK, either, it's food poisoning.

Stimpy -- I believe Assurnassurbanapal has cornered the market on bashers. -- Nick, 
Jinda-Ban

Dang!  I missed last turn :( -- Stimpy

Mertzie -- Welcome back! -- Stimpy

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

SANTIAGO was butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
BOB, ETERNAL, demolished KORRIBIE in a popular 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
NOR'EASTER vanquished RUNABOUT in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
MISS JULY overpowered FOAD VI in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
TRY IT was vanquished by HARANDUR in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
MIA TYL DENA was overpowered by ROBERT GERMAN in a 1 minute Challenge brawl.
STEVEN SCIMITAR savagely defeated CRAPOLA CRAYON in a 1 minute expert's Title melee.
SYSTEM OF A DOWN vanquished KHALHUMS DWARF in a action packed 1 minute uneven fight.
FIGARO overpowered DINGIL BILL in a 1 minute uneven match.
TETTNANGER overpowered AMOROUS ANDY in a 4 minute brutal one-sided fight.
D'ARK CATAAN was unbelievably bested by THUNDER THIGH in a 1 minute conflict.
SLICK RICK was subdued by JINGAREE in a 1 minute match.
PEDRO butchered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute mismatched bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         AIMED BLOW        22 -   7 -  1      76  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         SLASHING ATTACK   17 -   7 -  1      71  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         BASHING ATTACK    12 -   7 -  0      63  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         LUNGING ATTACK    25 -  18 -  1      58  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         TOTAL PARRY       14 -  18 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -  14 -  1      42  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   7 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         WALL OF STEEL     12 -  25 -  1      32  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   9 -  0      18  |

Turn 455 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     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  3         3  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  2         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  2     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  3         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  STEVEN SCIMITAR 4455       15   0  1  135 EAGLES CLAW (47)
AIMED BLOW       SYSTEM OF A DOWN 4451      15   2  1  128 EAGLES CLAW (47)
TOTAL PARRY      CRAPOLA CRAYON 3979        17  13  0   77 THE LOST SOULS (94)
LUNGING ATTACK   FIGARO 4340                 6   1  0   66 BOY O'S (388)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is RUNABOUT 4458.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was STEVEN SCIMITAR 4455.  The ten other most popular fighters were BOB, ETERNAL, 
4460, HARANDUR 4484, NOR'EASTER 3487, MISS JULY 4263, ROBERT GERMAN 4521, SYSTEM OF A 
DOWN 4451, FIGARO 4340, D'ARK CATAAN 4513, AMOROUS ANDY 4464, and THUNDER THIGH 3537.

The least popular fighter this week was DINGIL BILL 4428.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were CRAPOLA CRAYON 3979, MIA TYL DENA 4525, TRY IT 3604, RUNABOUT 
4458, KORRIBIE 4317, PEDRO 4533, SLICK RICK 4468, TETTNANGER 4064, FOAD VI 3673, and 
SANTIAGO 4339.

                FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY XXXIII

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
YELLOW LEDBETTER 2752 (92-77-1)        1  4  0         EAGLES CLAW          

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
STABBING WESTWARD 3329 (70-38-2)       3  3  0         EAGLES CLAW          
PLATO 3785 (60-37-0)                   2  3  0         WISE GUYS            
RAZOR WOLF 4037 (29-7-1)               2  3  0         BLACKENED PRIDE      
FOREVER MAN 4168 (28-66-0)             0  5  0         SANDS OF TIME        

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
FACEMAN 4129 (50-44-2)                 2  3  0         THE A TEAM           

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CRACK MONKEY 4315 (6-3-0)              2  3  0         THE MASTER CLEANSER  
VALLANT 4151 (35-14-2)                 2  3  0         BLENDING ENTHRONED   
THE CURE 4085 (23-11-1)                1  3  0         EAGLES CLAW          
SEVEN MARY THREE 3580 (17-9-2)         0  3  0         EAGLES CLAW          

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TEDIOUS TED 4133 (24-12-2)             2  3  0         EAGLES CLAW          

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
JILESNASPEEDO 4146 (7-2-0)             4  3  0         DENNY'S BKFAST       
STEVEN SCIMITAR 4455 (11-0-1)          3  3  0         EAGLES CLAW          

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DARK TYPHLOSION 4414 (2-0-0)          11  3  0         FIRE DECK            
CHARIZARD 4411 (2-1-0)                 6  3  0         FIRE DECK            
GROOBIM 4489 (4-2-2)                   4  3  0         THE GOBLINATE        
MAGMAR 4417 (0-0-0)                    2  3  0  DEAD   FIRE DECK            
AMOROUS ANDY 4464 (4-1-0)              1  3  0         EAGLES CLAW          

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DAYTONA 4507 (0-0-0)                   5  3  0         HITLIST II           

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ROBERTO 4516 (0-0-0)                   8  3  0         BOY O'S              
TORCHICK 4514 (0-0-0)                  4  3  0         FIRE DECK            
NEON LOVES HANSON 4485 (0-0-0)         2  3  0         DIRTY LIL' SECRETS   
DRUUBIM 4503 (0-0-0)                   1  3  0         THE GOBLINATE