DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/11/2004    Duedate: 11/24/2004

CLIFFHOME ARENA

DM-38    TURN-460

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CRAPOLA CRAYON
THE LOST SOULS (94)
(38-3979) [21-14-0,111]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BOB, ETERNAL,                  POSITION IS EMPTY
SANDS OF TIME (371)            
(38-4460) [12-0-0,122]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

RUNABOUT                       STEVEN SCIMITAR
JINDA-BAN (198)                EAGLES CLAW (47)
(38-4458) [14-13-0,72]         (38-4455) [18-2-1,96]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

EAGLES CLAW (47)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. EAGLES CLAW (47)            31
2. THE LOST SOULS (94)         30      SANDS OF TIME (371)
3. JINDA-BAN (198)             18      Unchartered Team
4. SANDS OF TIME (371)         11
5. FIRE DECK (394)              0      DYNASTIC (257)

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)             16   9  3 64.0   1/ 1 EAGLES CLAW (47)         11  4 1
 2/ 0 SANDS OF TIME (371)       40  34  0 54.1   2/ 3 JINDA-BAN (198)           6  9 0
 3/ 2 EAGLES CLAW (47)         664 566 56 54.0   3/ 4 THE LOST SOULS (94)       4  6 0
 4- 3*FORCE OF FIVE (400)        7   8  0 46.7   4- 5*FIRE DECK (394)           3  2 0
 5/ 4 JINDA-BAN (198)          295 400  7 42.4   5- 6*FORCE OF FIVE (400)       2  0 0
 6- 5*FIRE DECK (394)           10  14  0 41.7   6- 2 DU BASHERS (275)          2  8 1
 7/ 6 THE LOST SOULS (94)      302 444 31 40.5   7/ 0 SANDS OF TIME (371)       1  0 0
 8- 7 DU BASHERS (275)         127 199 14 39.0   8- 7 BOY O'S (388)             1  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

     The sages err'd not in their foretelling of a god descending upon CLIFFHOME, for 
I, Novgorodny Vir, have returned!  Those betting on DU BASHERS lost their shirt, as 
DU BASHERS lost their fighting abilities:  0-0-0.  Practice pays for HARANDUR, who 
pummelled TETTNANGER, to pocket 21 points.  Win some, lose some.  Speaking of which, 
D'ARK CATAAN was winsome, after beating POOR REPLACEMENT and seeing him lose 8 
points.  In CLIFFHOME, nothing is permanent (except Death), and we find ourselves a 
new Duelmaster, CRAPOLA CRAYON.  Word has it one team in CLIFFHOME is taking speech 
lessons to try to bore their opponent to death.  I'll bet it works.   
     And how sociable are CLIFFHOME's warriors?  Come, let us see.   
     Ah, the duel!  The roar of the oppenent, the smell of the crowd!  Ask not for 
whom the sword slashes; it slashes for thee.   
     All good things must come to an end.  As the seasons change, and the creatures 
of the wild change also, so do I feel a yearning to leave this place.  Like a mixed 
metaphor, and an overtaxed simile, I now bid CLIFFHOME farewell-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CRAPOLA CRAYON 3979          21  14  0   111       THE LOST SOULS (94)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOB, ETERNAL, 4460           12   0  0   122       SANDS OF TIME (371)
 KORRIBIE 4317                19  38  1    96       JINDA-BAN (198)
 STEVEN SCIMITAR 4455         18   2  1    96       EAGLES CLAW (47)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-NOR'EASTER 3487               7   9  2    84       DU BASHERS (275)
-DARK TYPHLOSION 4414          5   0  0    75       FIRE DECK (394)
 RUNABOUT 4458                14  13  0    72       JINDA-BAN (198)
-CHARIZARD 4411                5   2  0    69       FIRE DECK (394)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FIGARO 4340                   6   1  0    66       BOY O'S (388)
 ROBERT GERMAN 4521            7   1  1    63       EAGLES CLAW (47)
 DINGIL BILL 4428             13  20  0    59       JINDA-BAN (198)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HARANDUR 4484                 4  11  0    54       JINDA-BAN (198)
 TETTNANGER 4064              12  10  0    46       THE LOST SOULS (94)
-DULL ROB 4466                 3   1  0    39       FORCE OF FIVE (400)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SLICK RICK 4468               3   2  0    31       FORCE OF FIVE (400)
 D'ARK CATAAN 4513             3   7  1    30       THE LOST SOULS (94)
-WALDO 4336                    3   0  1    24       BOY O'S (388)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TRIBECCA 4548                 1   0  0    18       EAGLES CLAW (47)
 POOR REPLACEMENT 4540         2   1  0    17       EAGLES CLAW (47)
-KIPPAX 4536                   2   1  1    15       DU BASHERS (275)
 FUZZY BUNNY SLIPPERS 4549     1   0  0    15       EAGLES CLAW (47)
-RIVER WALKER 4538             2   1  0    14       DU BASHERS (275)
-HYPER BOY 4467                1   3  0     6       FORCE OF FIVE (400)
 BALLOU YS 4539                1   3  0     6       JINDA-BAN (198)
-HENRICO 4537                  1   2  0     5       DU BASHERS (275)

'-' 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 NONE    
JINGAREE 4518          4  2 0 JINDA-BAN 198         D'ARK CATAAN 4513     456 REVENGED
MISS JULY 4263         5  5 0 THE LOST SOULS 94     KIPPAX 4536           458         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Charizard -- Every time I see you, it just feels wrong, and I don't mean because the 
encounters are so painful, either!  But I just keep having the feeling that you 
should be female and a story-teller. -- Dingil Bill

System of a Down -- I'd rather go with the Ups, myself, except that they can't seem 
to FIND me.  Oh, well.  Amazing learning there.  Wish it had been me! -- Korribie
P.S.  Congratulations, and have fun on the Isle.

Tettnanger -- I may have only a small engine, sir, but it's efficient!  You cannot 
escape me on a short run.  Not that I have anything against you personally, I 
wouldn't lay a wheel on anyone for personal reasons, that kind of thing isn't Done, 
but I have put my tread marks on one or two people who tried to obstruct traffic, you 
know.  So look both ways before entering the arena! -- Runabout

Kippax -- Odd, that name doesn't SOUND Aruaki.  Of course, who'd want a name that 
sounded Aruaki?  It'd be like painting a target on your shirt.  So maybe that's a 
good name after all.  I just don't know.  I can't seem to think, lately. -- Harandur

Harandur -- You never could think, so don't worry about it. -- Korribie

Henrico -- Shouldn't you have an accent there?  Come on, you can do it.  Try talking 
through your nose, or dropping some significant consonant, or something!  I love it 
when a man has a dashing accent. -- Ballou Ys

22 October 2004
                         Youngblood's Three and Out Contest

I would like to take this time to announce and invite all managers to compete in what
I think will be an awesome contest.  If you haven't ever TC'd at a tourney before,
here is your chance.  The contest will start Wednesday, December 1, 2004, but a
chance will be given November 17 to dark arena, only, any warrior that you do not see
fit to run in the contest.  So now that I have your attention, here are the rules
(like you didn't know they were coming sooner or later).

 1.  Any manager participating can enter one team, only.
 2.  No sandbagging whatsoever.  (I will keep up with it, every turn.)
 3.  No teams or warriors will be allowed to run after contest starts.
 4.  All warriors will run until they lose three times, after three losses they are
     eliminated.
 5.  If a warrior sits out a turn, they are accounted with a loss in the contest.
     This is to keep warriors with winning records from sitting out until the end of
     the contest.
 6.  If a warrior is killed during the contest, the replacement cannot enter the
     contest.
 7.  If a warrior is killed, bloodfeuding is allowed, but only by a warrior that is
     active in the contest.
 8.  If a warrior is run after being eliminated, the manager is disqualified from the
     contest, no questions asked.
 9.  Challenges are legal, up or down.
10.  Contest will keep going until 1 warrior is left without three losses, and that
     warrior, of course, is accounted the winner.
11.  All managers participating will be asked to purchase a rollup certificate, to be
     awarded to the winners of the contest.

                                    <<<PRIZES>>>

     As I have already said, and according to participation, rollups will be awarded
to the first and second place managers.  So the majority and minority of the rollups
will be determined when all are accumulated.
     Contest Champion--2 Faves prizes, and majority of rollup certificates
     Contest Runner-up--1 Faves prize, and minority of rollup certificates
     So once again I invite all managers old and new to participate in what should be
a fierce and challenging contest.  <<<REMEMBER, FIRST OFFICIAL TURN OF THE 
CONTEST IS

DECEMBER THE FIRST, AND AS I SAID BEFORE, THE TURN BEFORE (NOVEMBER 17TH) YOU MAY
DARK ARENA CHALLENGE ONLY!!!  ANY WARRIOR WITH ANY FE (FIGHT EXPERIENCE) WHEN THE
CONTEST STARTS WILL BE ELIMINATED FROM THE CONTEST.

                          YOUNGBLOOD of WENSINWASIN

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

STEVEN SCIMITAR was unbelievably bested by CRAPOLA CRAYON in a 2 minute Title fight.
KORRIBIE was handily defeated by BOB, ETERNAL, in a 1 minute one-sided match.
DINGIL BILL was vanquished by ROBERT GERMAN in a popular 1 minute mismatched brawl.
RUNABOUT overpowered THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 1 minute mismatched match.
TETTNANGER was overpowered by HARANDUR in a 2 minute one-sided struggle.
POOR REPLACEMENT was overcome by D'ARK CATAAN in a action packed 1 minute fight.
BALLOU YS was vanquished by TRIBECCA in a action packed 1 minute gory uneven duel.
FUZZY BUNNY SLIPPERS vanquished PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         AIMED BLOW        17 -   4 -  0      81  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK   17 -  10 -  2      63  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK   16 -  11 -  0      59  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK    10 -   8 -  0      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         LUNGING ATTACK    22 -  23 -  3      49  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         TOTAL PARRY       18 -  19 -  0      49  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   8 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         WALL OF STEEL      6 -  18 -  0      25  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   4 -  0      20  |

Turn 460 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     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  2         2  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      CRAPOLA CRAYON 3979        21  14  0  111 THE LOST SOULS (94)
AIMED BLOW       BOB, ETERNAL, 4460         12   0  0  122 SANDS OF TIME (371)
SLASHING ATTACK  STEVEN SCIMITAR 4455       18   2  1   96 EAGLES CLAW (47)
STRIKING ATTACK  RUNABOUT 4458              14  13  0   72 JINDA-BAN (198)
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 HARANDUR 4484, 
ROBERT GERMAN 4521, TRIBECCA 4548, CRAPOLA CRAYON 3979, BOB, ETERNAL, 4460, RUNABOUT 
4458, D'ARK CATAAN 4513, TETTNANGER 4064, FUZZY BUNNY SLIPPERS 4549, and POOR 
REPLACEMENT 4540.

The least popular fighter this week was DINGIL BILL 4428.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were KORRIBIE 4317, BALLOU YS 4539, POOR REPLACEMENT 4540, FUZZY 
BUNNY SLIPPERS 4549, TETTNANGER 4064, D'ARK CATAAN 4513, RUNABOUT 4458, BOB, ETERNAL, 
4460, CRAPOLA CRAYON 3979, and TRIBECCA 4548.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

STEVEN SCIMITAR (38-4455) EAGLES CLAW (47)