DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/12/2006    Duedate: 10/25/2006

CLIFFHOME ARENA

DM-38    TURN-509

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BALLOU YS
JINDA-BAN (198)
(38-4539) [15-38-0,83]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BALLOU YS                      POSITION IS EMPTY
JINDA-BAN (198)                
(38-4539) [15-38-0,83]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BALLOU YS                      ENTEI
JINDA-BAN (198)                FIRE DECK (394)
(38-4539) [15-38-0,83]         (38-4591) [1-4-0,32]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

JINDA-BAN (198)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. FIRE DECK (394)             30
2. BOY O'S (388)               24      INQUISITION CLONES (416)
3. ARENA FELINES (374)          0      Unchartered Team
4. TEAM FLOYD (99)              0
5. EAGLES CLAW (47)             0      70'S (339)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 ARENA FELINES (374)      153  60 12 71.8   1/ 1 JINDA-BAN (198)           9  6 0
 2/ 2 INQUISITION CLONES (416)  23  10  2 69.7   2- 2 EAGLES CLAW (47)          6  4 1
 3- 3 TEAM FLOYD (99)          308 263 18 53.9   3/ 6 FIRE DECK (394)           5  4 0
 4- 4 EAGLES CLAW (47)         680 581 57 53.9   4- 4 TEAM FLOYD (99)           4  1 0
 5- 5 U.A.K. (92)              288 270 16 51.6   5/ 5 INQUISITION CLONES (416)  3  2 0
 6/ 6 BOY O'S (388)             41  43  3 48.8   6/ 8 BOY O'S (388)             2  6 0
 7/ 7 FIRE DECK (394)           32  37  1 46.4   7- 7 ARENA FELINES (374)       1  0 0
 8/ 8 JINDA-BAN (198)          396 528  9 42.9   8- 3 U.A.K. (92)               1  4 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster here with my bag to give you the news on last 
week's fights.  For every winner there is a loser.  Speaking of losers, lets take a 
look at U.A.K., who went down to 3rd from 8th.  Life is tough.  Coming up with a 
solid 3-0-0 outing, FIRE DECK has advanced 3 places in the rankings.  Hey everybody, 
watch out for LOMBER BOS, who flew up 24 points in the rankings after mashing SCROD 
BOY like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  Ya know, some days it doesn't pay to 
walk out on the sands.  SCROD BOY was overcame by LOMBER BOS and drops 22 points.  
Well, if ya don't shows up at the laundromat, ya can'ts wash yer clothes.  SIR 
LICKSALOT did not fight this week so his title was forfeit.  In front of all the 
crowds, BALLOU YS took the Duelmaster's crown for hers own.  I give the bum two 
weeks.  Can you believe they are paying me 10 gold to deliver this stuff?   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!  
Well dang howdy, but if challenges were votes, LOMBER BOS would be president.  
Although it may be a contest he doesn't want to win.   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  Remember:  alliances are great, 
but try and take your ally in the arena with you and see what happens.   
     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?).  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some 
tracks.  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                  
 BALLOU YS 4539               15  38  0    83       JINDA-BAN (198)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SIR LICKSALOT 4341           25   4  0   107       ARENA FELINES (374)
-WALDO 4336                   14   6  1   107       BOY O'S (388)
-PAWS 4342                    17   9  2   103       ARENA FELINES (374)
-ROBERT GERMAN 4521           10   5  1   102       EAGLES CLAW (47)
-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)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LOMBER BOS 4670               8   6  0    59       JINDA-BAN (198)
-AVERAGE JOE 4677              7   1  0    58       U.A.K. (92)
-WHAT'S A VOLKSIE? 4563        5   1  0    57       TEAM FLOYD (99)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-EAGLE'S CLAW 4345             7   1  1    55       TEAM FLOYD (99)
-THWDGRNDBEEFPATTIES 4651      5   0  0    53       INQUISITION CLONES (416)
 TORKOAL 4608                  2   2  0    42       FIRE DECK (394)
 SCROD BOY 4675                4   5  0    39       INQUISITION CLONES (416)
-FUZZY BUNNY SLIPPERS 4549     5   3  0    35       EAGLES CLAW (47)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DA9965439564 4650             2   3  0    33       INQUISITION CLONES (416)
-FRANKEN FELINE 4399           2   0  0    32       ARENA FELINES (374)
 ENTEI 4591                    1   4  0    32       FIRE DECK (394)
-RUNNA DAMILL 4676             4   4  0    30       U.A.K. (92)
-POULAN 4331                   7   7  1    29       U.A.K. (92)
 MAGBY 4606                    3   1  0    29       FIRE DECK (394)
-NICKELBACK 4567               4   1  0    27       EAGLES CLAW (47)
 RIQUETTIE 4672                6   8  0    26       JINDA-BAN (198)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SWITCHFOOT 4568               2   2  1    22       EAGLES CLAW (47)
 DASHER 4685                   4   3  0    20       JINDA-BAN (198)
 MONGO 4656                    2   3  0    19       BOY O'S (388)
-MALEVOLENCE 4569              2   2  0    18       EAGLES CLAW (47)
-CAMERUPT 4609                 1   0  0    15       FIRE DECK (394)
 JULIO 4711                    1   0  0    13       BOY O'S (388)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MELLOW LEDBETTER 4561         2   1  0    11       TEAM FLOYD (99)
 BENT FENDER 4702              2   4  0    10       JINDA-BAN (198)
-STABBING EASTWARD 4562        2   1  1     8       TEAM FLOYD (99)
-VANILLA 4706                  1   0  0     8       U.A.K. (92)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
MARIO 4710             0  2 0 BOY O'S 388           HIGH ELF 19           509 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Robert German -- Scummed by Sir Licksalot??  Well, Garfield has always made rock
solid TPs...you're not the first!  Get back on your horse and go get some more glory
for our alliance (since we don't seem to be doing it for us). -- D. Noble

I believe this will be my last turn in here--at least until the Tempe FTF--hope to
see you all there! -- D. Noble

Magby -- Yes, well, you probably DO need that, if your manager is set on your rig-
out.  Good luck.  You'll probably need it. -- Dasher

Ah, the Khalhums Dwarf...old familiar faces, you know?  I could do without that. --
Ballou Ys

Eagle's Claw -- Ah, the sinister lefty!  Or, as the saying goes, got me again! --
Riquettie

Entei -- Well, eh, good you didn't explode.  I could see you thinking about it, and
it would have made a MESS of my paint job. -- Lomber Bus

Stabbing Eastward -- Good thing I remembered to stay to your west. -- Bent Fender

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.

25 September 2006
It is obvious that the Dark Knights wish to be shown the light.  Allow me to step
forward and blind them with truth.  YOU ARE WORTHLESS!!!  The Dark Knights are so
afraid of the light that they hide behind their black armor and empty threats.  It is
too bad they are unwilling to actually FIGHT us!  I guess our natural light is too
bright for you all to face!  Fear us, for we are here! -- Gemini Goldphoenix,
Overlord of the Avengers of Light!

5 October 2006
*Turf War IV Rules*

     Everyone may participate; known alliances, new alliances, or temporary alliances
created to compete in the Turf War! However, to participate, each alliance must:
     A.  Announce the alliance and the Captain of the alliance in the North Fork (DM
         47) newsletter.
Captains are responsible for:
     a.  verifying those who wish to participate under the banner of their alliance;
     b.  distribution of prizes should their alliance win the Turf War.
Managers must:
     a.  Submit one (1) RSI Roll-Up Gift Certificate to participate to:
          Baphomet, mgr. Knights Templar (568), DM 47 -- North Fork, or
          Rick Stringer
          13 St. Michael's CT
          Elkton, MD 21921
     b.  Announce their intent to compete with manager name, team name and alliance
         they will be fighting under in the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter.
Rules:
     1.  No scoring will begin until a Gift Cert is received.  No exceptions.
     2.  Before a manager can compete, he/she must declare and be verified by the
         Captain of the alliance he/she has claimed for;
     3.  Only one (1) team per player may compete.  NO multiple aliases please.
         Violations will result in disqualification.
     4.  The contest will begin on the turn following the January F2F and run for 12
         turns.
     5.  The turn  a declaration and verification will begin the scoring process.
     6.  No declarations or verifications will be accepted after Turn 10 of the Turf
         War 5.
     7.  For the purpose of scoring, I reserve the right to make all final decisions.
Scoring:
                  Win     Loss     Kill     Die
Challenge          +2      -2       +5       -5
Match-Up           +1      -1       +1       -5
Bloodfeud          +2      -5       +5      -10
Champion           x2      x2       x2       x2
Downchallenge     -10      xx      -10       xx
Dark Arena        +10      -5       xx       xx
Special Scoring:
     a.  Each mention in the Spy Report is worth 2 points (team mentions only!)
     b.  Each Style Master is worth 2 points.
     c.  Duelmaster Throne is worth 2 points
Champions:
     a.  Champions may be declared, but are not mandatory.  If declared, the Champion
         must be in the Adepts or lower brackets on the turn they are declared
         without having gone above the Adepts bracket at any time...including
         transferred teams.  (I'll be watching for this occurrence!)
Bloodfeuds:
     a.  Bloodfeuds count for all four (4) turns.  However, the same warrior may not
         be used all four turns.  4 turns means 4 separate warriors.  A penalty of
         -10 will be given to the team who violates this.
Special Conditions:
     a.  I reserve the right for all final decisions.
     b.  If I make a mistake, I'll multiply the points by 2.
     c.  If you claim I did, and *YOU* are wrong, I'll subtract points at the rate of
         x10.
     d.  Each alliance begins with zero (0) points.
     e.  Dark Arena may be used on the first turn of every warrior with no penalty
         (this means a warrior with 0 FE).
     f.  TVs won after the contest begins gain a 25 point one time score once the
         tourney reports are posted in the NL.
     g.  TCs won after the contest begins gain a 50 point one time score with the
         same conditions as noted for TVs.
     h.  NO switching alliance once verified by an alliance that a team has declared
         for.
     i.  Only 7 teams are permitted per alliance for the Turf War 5.
PRIZES:
     Turf Wars are a "Winner Takes All" type contest.  All prizes and 100% of the RU
Certs will be given to the Captain of the winning alliance and it is his/her
responsibility to give these to the alliance membership.
     I have requested from RSI the following:
     a.  renaming of the orth Fork (DM 47) arena;
     b.  renaming of Dark Arena Monsters;
     c.  known favourite rhythms for one warrior on each team of the winning
         alliance.  This warrior would be in the Initiates or above brackets on the
         last turn of the Turf War (they must have at least one arena fight to
         receive this award).
               Baphomet, Host of TW5
Special Note:  A downchallenge is considered from a higher bracket to a lower
bracket.  Same bracket, more recognition points?  Not a downchallenge!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MARIO was viciously butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
BALLOU YS lost to VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute brutal expert's Title battle.
SCROD BOY was overpowered by LOMBER BOS in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
RIQUETTIE was devastated by DA9965439564 in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
DASHER was demolished by TORKOAL in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
ENTEI viciously subdued MONGO in a crowd pleasing 3 minute brutal fight.
MAGBY devastated BENT FENDER in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
JULIO handily defeated CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute uneven melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       4         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         SLASHING ATTACK   17 -  10 -  1      63  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -   7 -  1      59  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK    21 -  15 -  0      58  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         TOTAL PARRY        5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         AIMED BLOW        20 -  17 -  0      54  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   8 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     9 -  14 -  0      39  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 509 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         3 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         3  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       LOMBER BOS 4670             8   6  0   59 JINDA-BAN (198)
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 ENTEI 4591.  The ten other most popular fighters were LOMBER BOS 4670, 
DA9965439564 4650, TORKOAL 4608, MAGBY 4606, MARIO 4710, JULIO 4711, BALLOU YS 4539, 
SCROD BOY 4675, RIQUETTIE 4672, and DASHER 4685.

The least popular fighter this week was BENT FENDER 4702.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were MONGO 4656, DASHER 4685, RIQUETTIE 4672, SCROD BOY 4675, BALLOU 
YS 4539, JULIO 4711, MARIO 4710, MAGBY 4606, TORKOAL 4608, and DA9965439564 4650.