DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/14/2006    Duedate: 09/27/2006

CLIFFHOME ARENA

DM-38    TURN-507

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ROBERT GERMAN
EAGLES CLAW (47)
(38-4521) [10-4-1,101]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ROBERT GERMAN                  POSITION IS EMPTY
EAGLES CLAW (47)               
(38-4521) [10-4-1,101]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BALLOU YS                      WHAT'S A VOLKSIE?
JINDA-BAN (198)                TEAM FLOYD (99)
(38-4539) [14-37-0,80]         (38-4563) [4-1-0,43]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

U.A.K. (92)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. EAGLES CLAW (47)            39
2. BOY O'S (388)               28      INQUISITION CLONES (416)
3. JINDA-BAN (198)             25      Unchartered Team
4. FIRE DECK (394)             23
5. INQUISITION CLONES (416)    13      BATTLE MAGIC (133)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 ARENA FELINES (374)      152  60 12 71.7   1/ 1 U.A.K. (92)              10  5 0
 2/ 2 INQUISITION CLONES (416)  22   9  2 71.0   2/ 2 EAGLES CLAW (47)          6  9 0
 3/ 3 EAGLES CLAW (47)         677 579 56 53.9   3/ 5 JINDA-BAN (198)           6  9 0
 4/ 4 TEAM FLOYD (99)          305 262 18 53.8   4/ 3 INQUISITION CLONES (416)  4  2 0
 5- 5 BATTLE BLADES (420)       83  74  2 52.9   5/ 7 TEAM FLOYD (99)           2  0 0
 6/ 6 U.A.K. (92)              288 270 16 51.6   6- 4 ARENA FELINES (374)       2  0 0
 7/ 0 BOY O'S (388)             40  39  3 50.6   7- 6 BATTLE BLADES (420)       2  3 0
 8/ 0 FIRE DECK (394)           28  35  1 44.4   8/ 0 BOY O'S (388)             1  2 0
 9/ 7 JINDA-BAN (198)          391 523  9 42.8   9/ 0 FIRE DECK (394)           1  2 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[ A Dark and Stormy Night ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     Dingil Bill blinked.  "That's impossible, Runabout," he said.  "Horseless
carriages don't have fathers."
     Runabout blinked back.  "That's right, we don't!"  She smiled, a little shakily.
"I'd...forgotten, for a moment.  I thought maybe I actually WAS...you know.  What HE
says I am.  But I'm not.  Of course not."  She relaxed against the bar.  "Thanks,
Bill.  You're a real cadillac."
     "Don't thank me yet.  Even if that dude on the cliff road is mistaken, he could
still do you a lot of harm.  If you'd been the one to go through the guardrail--"
Bill paused.  "Will that have stopped him?  Slowed him down, even?  The glimpse I got
looked, uh...."
     "Dangerous," Runabout finished.  "No, it won't have stopped him, but it MIGHT
have slowed him down."  She stared at her bottle of antifreeze for a moment.
"Probably not much," she said, and sighed.
     "Well, don't get all depressed about it.  You've got friends, and we'll think of
something to do about this.  We need to make some plans," Bill said.  He took her
elbow.  "Let's go, uh, park in that corner."
     She allowed him to tow her to the side of the parking garage, but shook her head
at the idea they could do anything about the situation.  "You don't know what he's
like, Bill," she said.  "Nothing stops him.  I'll just have to go back to the Isle.
He can't follow me there.  At least, he hasn't so far."  She slid into the parking
slot Bill indicated and took some more antifreeze.  "I hate it on the Isle, though.
Multistory parking garages, jammed.  And the streets are worse, everyone drives like
a maniac, everyone probably IS a maniac after being there for a month or two, and the
pavement's terrible."
     "Don't give up so fast, Runabout," Bill said.  "Tell me something about this
person who thinks he's your father.  Besides that he's dangerous and...deluded."
     "He IS dangerous, Bill, you don't realize!  He's an all-time winner in
demolition derbies!  He--"  She shuddered.
     "Ah, the Wyrm Kin?" M. Carlston Chardinee asked, as he pulled into the outer
parking slot at their table.  "You play a dangerous game, girl.  Throwing him off the
cliff will not damage him, but it makes him very angry."

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

OK guys, you got me.  Everybody sits out so that Ballou and I can fight it out for
the throne.  Guess I lucked out and its my turn, sorry B Y.  Not sure who I'll be
fighting this next turn if everyone sits out again.  If I'm up here next turn, the
first round's on me.

Cpt. Crunch

                                      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 FUZZY BUNNY SLIPPERS, who flew up 21 
points in the rankings after mashing POULAN like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy. 
Ya know, some days it doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  POULAN lost to FUZZY 
BUNNY SLIPPERS and drops 15 points.  In front of all the crowds, ROBERT GERMAN took 
the Duelmaster's crown for his own.  I give the bum two weeks.  An apple a day keeps 
the doctor away, but an onion a day keeps T.P.s at bay.   
     Here is other news that is of note.  In a touching display by a 'touched' 
warrior, AVERAGE JOE went after BALLOU YS, who was higher by 19 points.  Well, when 
the dust settled, AVERAGE JOE was overcame by BALLOU YS.   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  Ask not the elves for counsel, for they 
will say both yes and no.  Silly buggers, eh?   
     Well, there's the manager of the CLIFFHOME giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 
'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  Well, there goes another Spy Report.  
Good luck in next week's fights.  And remember, you can pick your friends and you can 
pick your--(loud boos), oh, you've heard that one already!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROBERT GERMAN 4521           10   4  1   101       EAGLES CLAW (47)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WALDO 4336                   14   6  1   107       BOY O'S (388)
-PAWS 4342                    17   9  2   103       ARENA FELINES (374)
-SIR LICKSALOT 4341           24   4  0    98       ARENA FELINES (374)
-LEE LEE LO LEE 4653           6   0  2    93       INQUISITION CLONES (416)
-HELLO KITTY 4600             13   5  0    91       ARENA FELINES (374)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FRZNGRMDBEEFPATTIES 4652      5   2  0    82       INQUISITION CLONES (416)
 CPT. CRUNCH 4244             12  13  2    81       U.A.K. (92)
 BALLOU YS 4539               14  37  0    80       JINDA-BAN (198)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SCROD BOY 4675                4   4  0    61       INQUISITION CLONES (416)
 AVERAGE JOE 4677              7   1  0    58       U.A.K. (92)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-EAGLE'S CLAW 4345             6   1  1    53       TEAM FLOYD (99)
 THWDGRNDBEEFPATTIES 4651      5   0  0    53       INQUISITION CLONES (416)
 FUZZY BUNNY SLIPPERS 4549     5   2  0    45       EAGLES CLAW (47)
 WHAT'S A VOLKSIE? 4563        4   1  0    43       TEAM FLOYD (99)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RIQUETTIE 4672                6   6  0    33       JINDA-BAN (198)
-FRANKEN FELINE 4399           2   0  0    32       ARENA FELINES (374)
 RUNNA DAMILL 4676             4   4  0    30       U.A.K. (92)
 POULAN 4331                   7   7  1    29       U.A.K. (92)
 DASHER 4685                   3   2  0    29       JINDA-BAN (198)
 ENTEI 4591                    0   3  0    25       FIRE DECK (394)
 LOMBER BOS 4670               6   6  0    24       JINDA-BAN (198)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NICKELBACK 4567               3   1  0    21       EAGLES CLAW (47)
-BERANNE 4697                  1   0  0    21       BATTLE BLADES (420)
-TERDA 4700                    1   0  0    19       BATTLE BLADES (420)
-STABBING EASTWARD 4562        2   0  1    18       TEAM FLOYD (99)
 MAGBY 4606                    2   0  0    18       FIRE DECK (394)
 MONGO 4656                    2   1  0    17       BOY O'S (388)
 DA9965439564 4650             1   3  0    16       INQUISITION CLONES (416)
-CAMERUPT 4609                 1   0  0    15       FIRE DECK (394)
 TORKOAL 4608                  0   2  0    14       FIRE DECK (394)
 MALEVOLENCE 4569              1   2  0    13       EAGLES CLAW (47)
 SWITCHFOOT 4568               1   2  0    11       EAGLES CLAW (47)
-MELLOW LEDBETTER 4561         1   1  0     8       TEAM FLOYD (99)
 VANILLA 4706                  1   0  0     8       U.A.K. (92)
 BENT FENDER 4702              1   3  0     6       JINDA-BAN (198)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
NO WILL 4708           0  1 0 BOY O'S 388           MOUNTAIN TROLL 18     507 NONE    
SHORT CHANGED 4707     0  1 0 BOY O'S 388           ARENAMASTER ERLYAI 23 507 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Cpt. Crunch -- That did not mean you had to crunch ME, dammit.  I hate it when things
like that happen.  Next time, just wave at me and ask me to surrender, and I WILL. --
Ballou Ys
P.S.  I'm getting too old for this stuff.

What's a Volksie? -- Beats me.  I have no idea. -- Lomber Bos
P.S.  Er...a kind of doll made in Japan?

Fuzzy Bunny Slippers -- Oooh, so warm and soft!  I love them! -- Riquettie

Malevolence -- Not NOW, I've got a really busy day ahead of me. -- Dasher
P.S.  Yes, I KNOW it's already noon.  But there's still a whole day's worth of stuff
ahead of me.  I'm running late, okay?

Switchfoot -- I wish you didn't keep jigging back and forth like that.  It made me,
well, it suggested things, you know?  Really inconvenient. -- Bent Fender

26 August 2006
The Avengers of Light.  Another VC lackey?  What's the matter VC, are you scared?
Bringing in reinforcements.  It matters not, bring your avengers and they shall be
crushed!  I am Dark Knight Blackstorm and I represent the Desolate Empire and can
easily be found in 8, 28, 31, 47, 54, and 106.  I reply with steel and your women
shall cry when they start the body count!!!!!!!!!  Remember to sign your posts to
whoever from the VC wrote that earlier Ad. -- Dark Knight Blackstorm

4 September 2006
Civil War/The Crusades

The next edition of the Civil War series is to be held in Tobir, arena 14, beginning
November 25th with a round where all participating managers must DA all 5 of their
warriors; in addition all warriors must be prefixed with an A an F or a D in the
following manner:  A-Broke Stroker or (A) Broke Stroker.  Names simply beginning with
the letter of your federation will NOT count as properly prefixed!  Existing teams
are welcome but no warrior who survives the DA who had prior Fight Experience (arena
or tourney) will be allowed to score or challenge into the contest teams.  There will
be an equal number of teams set up for each of the three factions (Andorian, Free
Blades, and Delarquan) to create sides as equal as possible.  This along with the DA
round should set up pretty equal footing for all managers.  After the DA there will
be another round where you can either DA again or fight your new, or surviving,
warriors so they will be set up to challenge an opponent beginning on round 1.  So as
a recap DA round, turn 0, then turn 1 it begins with the following rules:

The Civil War to be held in arena 14.
- The contest runs for 10-28 turns (barring ties).
- No tourney participation allowed.  Teams with warriors participating in any
  tournament are disqualified.
- An even number of teams per faction worked out by the Faction Leaders.  No later
  substitutions are allowed.
- If a manager brings in a second team and challenges into the contest he is DQ'd and
  his side will fight one team short!
- Three factions will be participating:  Andorian, Delarquan, Free Blades
- Everyone prefixes their warrior with A-, F-, or D- (No prefix = disqualification of
  the warrior)
- Turn DA:  (The DA Round) November 25, 2006.  Every warrior must DA.  (Warriors not
  DA'd on Turn 0 are disqualified)
- Turn 0:  December 9th, 2006.  There will be no scoring this turn it is meant to
  allow for challenges on turn 1.
- Turn 1+:  Scoring as detailed below
- Each team gets 1 point for defeating a warrior from an opposing team.
- Fights against warriors on your team do not generate points in any situation.
- The team with the most points each turn gets a Battle Point (if there is a tie for
  the most points then no Battle Points are accrued)
- The first team to 10 Battle Points wins the war
- Managers of teams on the winning side each receive a +1 bonus potion to be used on
  a warrior on their contest team.  This must be applied within a month of the
  conclusion of the contest and the team must have been active on the last turn of
  the contest.

Anyone wishing to participate, and feels they can probably stick around for the
duration (don't want to handicap a side, of course unforeseeable events cannot be
planned for), should either diplo me at THE DEATH SQUAD(63) in Tobir (arena 14) or
place a personal ad in the arena.  You may also contact me via the Duel2.com boards!
Let me know which faction you would like to fight for!  This contest is intended to
be open to ALL managers wishing to pit themselves against each other to try and
determine which faction has the best managers! -- Street Legal

14 September 2006
     I am back in the arena and thinking back to those days in 1984 where I was a
novice and clueless manager.
     Now, 22 years later it looks like I am an ancient and once again clueless
manager.
     I am looking to recover some old warriors.  Since none of them are Aimed Blows,
they are no threat to win anything.  I just want to see how they turned out.

The Couatl 2-17
Madam Butterfly 20-701
Gypsy Moth 20-703
King Crab 21-1
Priestess Python 26-1388

Please contact me at DekeYoung@Comcast.net if you know about any of these ancient
warriors, or just want to bs about the old, old, old times.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

NO WILL was dealt death by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SHORT CHANGED was butchered by ARENAMASTER ERLYAIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
AVERAGE JOE was unbelievably bested by BALLOU YS in a 1 minute Challenge match.
RUNNA DAMILL was viciously subdued by WHAT'S A VOLKSIE? in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
CPT. CRUNCH was devastated by ROBERT GERMAN in a popular 1 minute uneven Title brawl.
POULAN was devastated by FUZZY BUNNY SLIPPERS in a 1 minute mismatched match.
SCROD BOY handily defeated DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute uneven fight.
THWDGRNDBEEFPATTIES won victory over DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute duel.
RIQUETTIE viciously subdued ENTEI in a action packed 1 minute gruesome fight.
SWITCHFOOT was luckily beaten by MAGBY in a exciting 1 minute gruesome fight.
MALEVOLENCE was beaten by LOMBER BOS in a 1 minute fight.
TORKOAL was subdued by MONGO in a 2 minute bloody match.
DA9965439564 was handily defeated by DASHER in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
BENT FENDER was savagely defeated by NICKELBACK in a 1 minute bloody novice's brawl.
VANILLA overcame MORDANT DESERTER in a 2 minute beginner's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       6         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -   4 -  3      76  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         LUNGING ATTACK    23 -  12 -  0      66  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         SLASHING ATTACK   14 -  10 -  0      58  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY        4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW        17 -  17 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     9 -  16 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 507 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:

STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  3         3  STRIKING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         4 -  2     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  3         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  2     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  ROBERT GERMAN 4521         10   4  1  101 EAGLES CLAW (47)
LUNGING ATTACK   AVERAGE JOE 4677            7   1  0   58 U.A.K. (92)
BASHING ATTACK   FUZZY BUNNY SLIPPERS 4549   5   2  0   45 EAGLES CLAW (47)
AIMED BLOW       WHAT'S A VOLKSIE? 4563      4   1  0   43 TEAM FLOYD (99)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BALLOU YS 4539.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was WHAT'S A VOLKSIE? 4563.  The ten other most popular fighters were 
THWDGRNDBEEFPATTIES 4651, TORKOAL 4608, AVERAGE JOE 4677, ROBERT GERMAN 4521, 
RIQUETTIE 4672, MAGBY 4606, NICKELBACK 4567, NO WILL 4708, BALLOU YS 4539, and SCROD 
BOY 4675.

The least popular fighter this week was BENT FENDER 4702.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were DA9965439564 4650, ENTEI 4591, POULAN 4331, CPT. CRUNCH 4244, 
SHORT CHANGED 4707, MONGO 4656, MALEVOLENCE 4569, FUZZY BUNNY SLIPPERS 4549, RUNNA 
DAMILL 4676, and VANILLA 4706.