DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/23/2005    Duedate: 07/06/2005

CLIFFHOME ARENA

DM-38    TURN-475

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CHERT
GREYHAWK (256)
(38-2378) [7-2-0,102]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CHERT                          ARGONATH
GREYHAWK (256)                 PILLAR OF KINGS (411)
(38-2378) [7-2-0,102]          (38-4602) [0-1-0,1]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DINGIL BILL                    BALLOU YS
JINDA-BAN (198)                JINDA-BAN (198)
(38-4428) [19-29-0,93]         (38-4539) [7-12-0,55]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

FORCE OF FIVE (400)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. JINDA-BAN (198)             44
2. GREYHAWK (256)              13      ARENA FELINES (374)
3. BOY O'S (388)               12      Unchartered Team
4. ARENA FELINES (374)          2
5. FORCE OF FIVE (400)          2      PILLAR OF KINGS (411)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 ARENA FELINES (374)      123  48 10 71.9   1/ 1 FORCE OF FIVE (400)       6  2 0
 2/ 2 GREYHAWK (256)             7   3  0 70.0   2/ 3 JINDA-BAN (198)           6  7 0
 3/ 3 FORCE OF FIVE (400)       18  12  0 60.0   3/ 2 ARENA FELINES (374)       5  2 0
 4/ 4 BOY O'S (388)             31  23  3 57.4   4- 5 FIRE DECK (394)           3  4 1
 5- 5 TEAM FLOYD (99)          303 262 18 53.6   5/ 6 GREYHAWK (256)            2  1 0
 6- 6 FIRE DECK (394)           23  30  1 43.4   6/ 4 BOY O'S (388)             2  2 0
 7/ 7 JINDA-BAN (198)          326 442  8 42.4   7/ 0*PILLAR OF KINGS (411)     0  1 0
 8/ 0*PILLAR OF KINGS (411)      0   1  0  0.0   8- 7 TEAM FLOYD (99)           0  1 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.

Attention Cliffhomies!

I won't be fighting and defending the throne this turn--Noble is afraid I'll get my
invitation to AD, like another of his warriors did from Zorpunt this last turn.  I'll
see you again on turn 477.  Interesting guess as to who will hold the throne next
turn.  My money is on Paws--he's gotta be fightin' mad after last turn's fight.

Dark Typhlosion

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster here with my bag to give you the news on last 
week's fights.  Hey everybody, watch out for GUHULONG, who flew up 14 points in the 
rankings after mashing THE USEROUS MERCHANT like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy. 
And falling like a basher in the top ten was PAWS, who dropped 8 points after a 
disappointing (to say the least) bout with CHERT.  Well, if ya don't shows up at the 
laundromat, ya can'ts wash yer clothes.  DARK TYPHLOSION did not fight this week so 
his title was forfeit.  It's a proud day for the GREYHAWK stable, as their warrior, 
CHERT, ascended the Duelmaster's throne.  4 out of 5 gladiators surveyed protect the 
body, so try and avoid aiming at that location.   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the CLIFFHOME arena.  And 
hey, kiddies, those of you who didn't avoid JINDA-BAN, please raise you hand.  Wow.  
Does CLIFFHOME really have that many liars?  For those of you who like math, try this 
one:  JINDA-BAN + Weapons That go Boom = BOY O'S + Avoid City.  Well just about 
everybody wants a piece of SLICK RICK, who was this week's most challenged warrior.   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  Remember:  alliances are great, but try and 
take your ally in the arena with you and see what happens.   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  Well, there goes another Spy Report.  Good luck in 
next week's fights.  See ya next time I'm on this circuit!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHERT 2378                    7   2  0   102       GREYHAWK (256)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DARK TYPHLOSION 4414         11   0  0   148       FIRE DECK (394)
 DINGIL BILL 4428             19  29  0    93       JINDA-BAN (198)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SIR LICKSALOT 4341           14   2  0    85       ARENA FELINES (374)
 PAWS 4342                     9   5  0    78       ARENA FELINES (374)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WALDO 4336                    9   3  1    66       BOY O'S (388)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HARANDUR 4484                10  20  0    56       JINDA-BAN (198)
 SLICK RICK 4468               6   3  0    56       FORCE OF FIVE (400)
 BALLOU YS 4539                7  12  0    55       JINDA-BAN (198)
-EAGLE'S CLAW 4345             6   1  1    53       TEAM FLOYD (99)
 GUHULONG 4565                 6   6  0    53       JINDA-BAN (198)
-DULL ROB 4466                 4   1  0    51       FORCE OF FIVE (400)
-HYPER BOY 4467                5   3  0    50       FORCE OF FIVE (400)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FRANKEN FELINE 4399           2   0  0    32       ARENA FELINES (374)
-WHAT'S A VOLKSIE? 4563        2   1  0    29       TEAM FLOYD (99)
-PUSS IN BOOTS 4358            2   2  0    25       ARENA FELINES (374)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-STABBING EASTWARD 4562        2   0  1    18       TEAM FLOYD (99)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PHIL THE SNAKE 4465           1   1  0    17       FORCE OF FIVE (400)
 HELLO KITTY 4600              2   0  0    16       ARENA FELINES (374)
 SMORGUS BOB 4594              2   1  0    14       FORCE OF FIVE (400)
-PEDRO 4592                    1   0  0    13       BOY O'S (388)
-MELLOW LEDBETTER 4561         1   1  0     8       TEAM FLOYD (99)
-FURGO 2380                    0   1  0     5       GREYHAWK (256)
 ARGONATH 4602                 0   1  0     1       PILLAR OF KINGS (411)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
ROLLO 4544             4  3 0 BOY O'S 388           HIGH ELF 19           475 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Floyd -- Greetings and well met!  You've reappeared in 24 and 38 now.  Looks like you
are tourney-prepping like me.  In fact, I won't be fighting here again until right
before the tourney, and then just Dark T.  I've got a few more turns in 24 before I
pause there.  How about coming into 32?  That arena is trying to have a renaissance.
The Icelord and I are having our feud there, the Dark One, The Trainer, Mad Max, all
there.  What more fun could you have?? -- D. Noble
P.S.  League Arcane reunites in a few weeks!

Chert -- I knew a chert once.  It was a fine-grained flinty type, very well suited to
the making of arrowheads.  You any kin? -- Dingil Bill

Hyper Boy -- You work too hard, you get tired too fast.  You get ME tired too fast.
This not nice.  Better you don't do this.  Next time be calm.  Like clam.  Lazy.
Okay? -- Guhulong

Waldo -- (with a lofty look)  That wasn't my kind of fight.  I just couldn't warm to
the concept behind it.  It hardly seemed worthy of my best effort. -- Harandur

What's a Volksie? -- Why ask me? -- Ballou Ys
P.S.  But if you try that "folk-singing" stuff again, I'll have your tongue for
lunch.

7 June 2005
I am in the process of moving house, and spotlight writing for the next two months
will be very hit-and-miss. -- the Scribe

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ROLLO was viciously butchered by HIGH ELF in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
WALDO won victory over SLICK RICK in a 1 minute Challenge battle.
PAWS was handily defeated by CHERT in a 1 minute one-sided Title match.
DINGIL BILL vanquished VETERAN MERCENARY in a popular 1 minute mismatched brawl.
GUHULONG overpowered THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 1 minute mismatched match.
HARANDUR overpowered CAPTURED ORC in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided struggle.
BALLOU YS overpowered FRATSFA SLAVE in a action packed 2 minute gruesome uneven melee.
HELLO KITTY vanquished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute uneven fight.
SMORGUS BOB outwaited ARGONATH in a exciting 7 minute gruesome novice's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY        9 -   6 -  0      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    19 -  13 -  1      59  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -  11 -  1      54  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -  12 -  1      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         AIMED BLOW         6 -   8 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   7 -  0      30  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 475 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     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  2         3  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  2         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  CHERT 2378                  7   2  0  102 GREYHAWK (256)
LUNGING ATTACK   WALDO 4336                  9   3  1   66 BOY O'S (388)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DINGIL BILL 4428.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was BALLOU YS 4539.  The ten other most popular fighters were SMORGUS BOB 4594, 
HARANDUR 4484, DINGIL BILL 4428, CHERT 2378, GUHULONG 4565, ARGONATH 4602, ROLLO 
4544, WALDO 4336, SLICK RICK 4468, and HELLO KITTY 4600.

The least popular fighter this week was PAWS 4342.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were HELLO KITTY 4600, SLICK RICK 4468, WALDO 4336, ROLLO 4544, ARGONATH 
4602, GUHULONG 4565, CHERT 2378, DINGIL BILL 4428, HARANDUR 4484, and SMORGUS BOB 
4594.

                    HOLD THE DATES!  (FACE-TO-FACE XXXV AND XXXVI)

Summer Face-to-Face Tournament XXXV in St. Louis!  
Our next summer FTF will be held in downtown St. Louis, July 29-31, 2005.  It will be 
at the Radisson Hotel & Suites, St. Louis (800-925-1395--ask for the Reality 
Simulations room block). Room rates are $99.00 per night, 1-4 occupancy.  The rooms 
are blocked--please make your reservation by mid-June before the block is released! 
Look for transportation info in the tournament information sheet.  See you there!

Winter Face-to-Face Tournament XXXVI in Tempe!
Our next winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 20-22, 2006.  It will be 
held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Tempe, Arizona (480-894-7444), the same hotel as 
last year by popular request.  Room rates are $139.00 per night (same as last year!), 
1-4 occupancy, which includes full cooked breakfast, complimentary manager's 
reception, free airport shuttle, free parking, high speed internet (for extra charge), 
fitness center, jacuzzi, and pool.  The rooms are blocked--please make your 
reservation soon before the block is released!  (This is prime season for Phoenix, and
several people were unable to book rooms last year because they waited too long.)  
Look for transportation info in the tournament information sheet.  We hope you're all 
looking forward to it and that we will see you there!