DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/30/2004    Duedate: 10/13/2004

CLIFFHOME ARENA

DM-38    TURN-457

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CRAPOLA CRAYON
THE LOST SOULS (94)
(38-3979) [19-13-0,109]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SYSTEM OF A DOWN               POSITION IS EMPTY
EAGLES CLAW (47)               
(38-4451) [17-2-1,135]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

RUNABOUT                       STEVEN SCIMITAR
JINDA-BAN (198)                EAGLES CLAW (47)
(38-4458) [12-12-0,55]         (38-4455) [16-1-1,94]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

EAGLES CLAW (47)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DU BASHERS (275)            53
2. JINDA-BAN (198)             16      EAGLES CLAW (47)
3. THE LOST SOULS (94)         11      Unchartered Team
4. FORCE OF FIVE (400)          0
5. BOY O'S (388)                0      HOG HUNTERS (264)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 2*BOY O'S (388)             15   8  3 65.2   1/ 1 EAGLES CLAW (47)          8  5 0
 2/ 3 EAGLES CLAW (47)         653 562 55 53.7   2/ 3 THE LOST SOULS (94)       7  5 1
 3- 4 SANDS OF TIME (371)       39  34  0 53.4   3/ 5 DU BASHERS (275)          7  8 0
 4/ 5 JINDA-BAN (198)          289 391  7 42.5   4/ 4 JINDA-BAN (198)           5 10 0
 5/ 6 THE LOST SOULS (94)      298 438 31 40.5   5- 2*BOY O'S (388)             3  2 2
 6/ 7 DU BASHERS (275)         125 191 13 39.6   6- 6 SANDS OF TIME (371)       1  0 0
 7- 8*FORCE OF FIVE (400)        5   8  0 38.5   7- 8*FORCE OF FIVE (400)       1  2 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly CLIFFHOME games.  In one of the week's more notable 
duels, RUNABOUT put down D'ARK CATAAN, causing him to lose 6 points of recognition in 
the process.  This time victory fell to the grasp of the usurper.  All hail CRAPOLA 
CRAYON, Duelmaster of CLIFFHOME!  Informants "close" to the city champion have told 
me that he never fights without pantyhose on beneath his armor.  Watch out!   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In CLIFFHOME "art" is a word that has 
long since passed from the language!  I saw one fighter that warriors avoided when 
this week's challenge seeking began.  THE LOST SOULS is feared.  This much I can say. 
Apparently the stalwarts of DU BASHERS are catching the bulk of jests down at the 
challenging board for their large share of the avoids.  Loose talk at the arena has 
reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters are after 
TETTNANGER.  Watch your back!  I cannot but express pride for the fearlessness of 
THUNDER THIGH who cast caution to the winds and challenged TETTNANGER, a fighter 26 
points higher.  In the end THUNDER THIGH was defeated by TETTNANGER, a "sharp" 
reminder that higher recognition is an indication of greater skill.  Still, it was a 
worthy bout!  A match that raised a few eyebrows at the games this week, it seems 
that NOR'EASTER posted a challenge against the more highly recognized KORRIBIE.  The 
results, you ask?  Well, the firebrand NOR'EASTER overcame KORRIBIE.  Remember 
warriors, this is the discipline of steel.   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  My hearty congratulations RUNABOUT, for thy 
revenge upon D'ARK CATAAN, slayer of thy fallen comrade.  Next time he will know 
better, eh?  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and assassins.  In the arena there is 
only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     The girls are as pretty in CLIFFHOME as ever I remembered them....and the 
fighters as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  More than a sharp eye must I 
keep, indeed a stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari 
await me!  Till next we meet remember - the pen is mightier than the sword, but a 
maul is a different story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CRAPOLA CRAYON 3979          19  13  0   109       THE LOST SOULS (94)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SYSTEM OF A DOWN 4451        17   2  1   135       EAGLES CLAW (47)
-BOB, ETERNAL, 4460           11   0  0   111       SANDS OF TIME (371)
 STEVEN SCIMITAR 4455         16   1  1    94       EAGLES CLAW (47)
 KORRIBIE 4317                18  36  1    91       JINDA-BAN (198)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NOR'EASTER 3487               7   7  2    89       DU BASHERS (275)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FIGARO 4340                   6   1  0    66       BOY O'S (388)
 DINGIL BILL 4428             13  17  0    60       JINDA-BAN (198)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RUNABOUT 4458                12  12  0    55       JINDA-BAN (198)
 TETTNANGER 4064              11   8  0    55       THE LOST SOULS (94)
-ROBERTO 4516                  2   1  0    35       BOY O'S (388)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROBERT GERMAN 4521            4   1  0    32       EAGLES CLAW (47)
-SLICK RICK 4468               3   2  0    31       FORCE OF FIVE (400)
 MISS JULY 4263                5   4  0    30       THE LOST SOULS (94)
 THUNDER THIGH 3537            7   4  0    27       DU BASHERS (275)
 D'ARK CATAAN 4513             2   5  1    27       THE LOST SOULS (94)
-WALDO 4336                    3   0  1    24       BOY O'S (388)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DULL ROB 4466                 1   1  0    21       FORCE OF FIVE (400)
 HARANDUR 4484                 2  10  0    16       JINDA-BAN (198)
 HENRICO 4537                  1   0  0    13       DU BASHERS (275)
 RIVER WALKER 4538             1   0  0    13       DU BASHERS (275)
-HYPER BOY 4467                1   3  0     6       FORCE OF FIVE (400)
 KIPPAX 4536                   1   0  0     6       DU BASHERS (275)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PEDRO 4533                    1   1  1     5       BOY O'S (388)
 BALLOU YS 4539                0   1  0     1       JINDA-BAN (198)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
MIA TYL DENA 4525      0  3 0 DU BASHERS 275        WALDO 4336            456         
TOPEKA 4535            0  1 0 EAGLES CLAW 47        ARENAMASTER ERLYAI 23 457 NONE    
JINGAREE 4518          4  2 0 JINDA-BAN 198         D'ARK CATAAN 4513     456 JUST REV

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Crapola Crayon -- Really, we have to stop meeting like this!  People are getting
ideas.  Admittedly, anything that makes people think is good in the abstract, it's
WHAT they're thinking that bothers me.  There are perfectly possible men in this town
who won't so much as buy me a pretzel for fear of offending you!  How'm I going to
get pretzels, then? -- Koribie, facing a serious problem

Thunder Thigh -- Yes, well, that's FINE, as far as it goes, but there's more to it
all than THAT, you know.  There's nimbleness and speed and the ability to run down
your opponent at a blind crossing if you have to. -- Runabout

Tetnanger -- For someone who's lost his soul, you don't do too badly.  Is that an
indication that a soul is actually unnecessary, or do they regenerate, or have you
got somebody ELSE'S soul, or what?  Inquiring Minds Want to Know. -- Dingil Bill,
also curious
P.S.  If you or one of your teammates has already answered this question, sorry for
the repetition, but I would appreciate it if you'd answer again.  I have this problem
with my memory.

Slick Rick -- I noticed that.  Damned slippery. -- Harandur

D'Ark Cataan -- (shriek of despair)  You can't mean to take MY soul!  NOOOOOoooooo.
-- Ghost of Jingaree

Ed. -- This is true, especially if you're short. -- Korribie

     Though height doesn't matter when you go for the knees.  Neither does gender,
     come to think of it. -- Ed., equal opportunity bopper

20 September 2004
Azereth has returned!  I am the manager for Scarlet Blades in DM 25.  I was a member
of the Crimson Alliance and the Crimson Brotherhood (which was composed of former CA
members).  I've been out of the game for many (at least 5) years.  I would like to
hear from anyone who remembers me, as well as any Alliance that is seeking to add
experienced managers to their roster.  Contact me at:
     Anthony Wells
     600 W. Shore Dr.
     Stanton, MI  48888
or by personal ads in DM 25.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

TOPEKA was butchered by ARENAMASTER ERLYAIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
NOR'EASTER devastated KORRIBIE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
THUNDER THIGH was viciously subdued by TETTNANGER in a slow 10 minute Challenge match.
STEVEN SCIMITAR was unbelievably bested by CRAPOLA CRAYON in a 4 minute Title contest.
SYSTEM OF A DOWN bested KUNG-FU MASTER in a 2 minute gruesome brawl.
RUNABOUT overpowered D'ARK CATAAN in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
DINGIL BILL devastated MISS JULY in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
ROBERT GERMAN handily defeated HARANDUR in a 1 minute uneven melee.
KIPPAX won victory over BALLOU YS in a 1 minute gruesome novice's duel.
HENRICO vanquished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
RIVER WALKER overpowered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         AIMED BLOW        20 -   6 -  0      77  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         SLASHING ATTACK   16 -   9 -  0      64  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         BASHING ATTACK    10 -   6 -  0      63  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -  12 -  1      54  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    24 -  21 -  3      53  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         TOTAL PARRY       17 -  19 -  0      47  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   5 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         WALL OF STEEL     11 -  24 -  1      31  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   8 -  0      20  |

Turn 457 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         1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  2         3  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  2         2  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      CRAPOLA CRAYON 3979        19  13  0  109 THE LOST SOULS (94)
AIMED BLOW       SYSTEM OF A DOWN 4451      17   2  1  135 EAGLES CLAW (47)
SLASHING ATTACK  STEVEN SCIMITAR 4455       16   1  1   94 EAGLES CLAW (47)
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 SYSTEM OF A DOWN 
4451, CRAPOLA CRAYON 3979, DINGIL BILL 4428, KIPPAX 4536, NOR'EASTER 3487, ROBERT 
GERMAN 4521, HENRICO 4537, TOPEKA 4535, RUNABOUT 4458, and RIVER WALKER 4538.

The least popular fighter this week was THUNDER THIGH 3537.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were TETTNANGER 4064, BALLOU YS 4539, HARANDUR 4484, MISS JULY 4263, 
D'ARK CATAAN 4513, KORRIBIE 4317, RIVER WALKER 4538, RUNABOUT 4458, TOPEKA 4535, and 
HENRICO 4537.