DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/15/2006    Duedate: 08/11/2006

XOCHITHLAN ARENA

DM-39    TURN-223

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SKULK
CHEAP SHOTS (426)
(39-3603) [13-0-0,182]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SKULK                          JADE MOON
CHEAP SHOTS (426)              EVIL INC (440)
(39-3603) [13-0-0,182]         (39-3731) [1-1-1,5]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

QUIA RAYNE                     QUIA RAYNE
THE MIDDLE WAY (385)           THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
(39-3636) [12-22-0,74]         (39-3636) [12-22-0,74]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CHEAP SHOTS (426)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CHEAP SHOTS (426)           23
2. OPHIDIAN ORDER (328)        18      CHEAP SHOTS (426)
3. THE MIDDLE WAY (385)         5      Unchartered Team
4. CRIMINAL ELEMENT (379)       0
5. DOG SOLDIERS II (443)        0      EVIL INC (440)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 CHEAP SHOTS (426)         55  11  0 83.3   1/ 3 CHEAP SHOTS (426)         7  2 0
 2- 2 CRIMINAL ELEMENT (379)   213 135 10 61.2   2/ 1 THE MIDDLE WAY (385)      7  8 0
 3/ 4 OPHIDIAN ORDER (328)     140 110  6 56.0   3- 2 CRIMINAL ELEMENT (379)    5  3 0
 4/ 3*EVIL INC (440)             4   4  1 50.0   4/ 6 OPHIDIAN ORDER (328)      4  1 0
 5/ 5 THE MIDDLE WAY (385)     201 218  9 48.0   5- 4 DOG SOLDIERS II (443)     2  3 1
 6- 6 DOG SOLDIERS II (443)     27  35  4 43.5   6/ 5*EVIL INC (440)            0  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

     Well, what are you looking at, XOCHITHLAN?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Later days, THE MIDDLE WAY, since CHEAP 
SHOTS took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  Of course, we're all 
terribly impressed to see SEA SNAKE win a fight and gain 14 points, terribly.  Tsk, 
tsk, SEA SNAKE beat JADE MOON and JADE MOON lost 9 points.  You're breakin' my heart. 
And if variety is the spice of life, XOCHITHLAN may be getting bland, as SKULK stays 
top dog in the city.  The Dripping Blade, humph!  I've tasted better ale at 
mortuaries.  Where do they get this stuff?  From XOCHITHLAN's trash dumps?   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.  
CRIMINAL ELEMENT, I suppose you'll be glad to know you were this turn's most avoided 
team.  Care to know who is the most afraid of you?  And it looks like CHEAP SHOTS 
avoided them the most this turn.  What a pack of would be losers, if you ask me.  
Hmph.   
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only 
shines through use.  Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Phlllt!  Just had to do that before 
I leave the fine city of XOCHITHLAN.  I feel much better now.  I see the crowds are 
getting restless, I must leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SKULK 3603                   13   0  0   182       CHEAP SHOTS (426)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MATT RISIDE 3705             14   4  0    96       CRIMINAL ELEMENT (379)
 CHUCKLE 3602                 15   2  0    91       CHEAP SHOTS (426)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KAHR, JACK 3637              17  14  1    89       CRIMINAL ELEMENT (379)
-MANN SLAUGHTER 3688          14   6  2    87       CRIMINAL ELEMENT (379)
 SMIRK 3606                   11   4  0    81       CHEAP SHOTS (426)
-NAKOR 3757                    8   4  1    78       DOG SOLDIERS II (443)
 BELLE COR 3720               11   4  1    77       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
 QUIA RAYNE 3636              12  22  0    74       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
 ANACONDA 3382                10   3  0    70       OPHIDIAN ORDER (328)
-MS D. MEENER 3696            13   6  0    69       CRIMINAL ELEMENT (379)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MORI NEB 3728                 9   2  0    63       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
-BLACK ADDER 3373              9   4  0    62       OPHIDIAN ORDER (328)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-EYE RAISE 3604                8   0  0    56       CHEAP SHOTS (426)
-IGNORE 3605                   8   5  0    47       CHEAP SHOTS (426)
 OPARA PERSI 3670             10  14  0    44       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
-PONY 3755                     6   5  0    43       DOG SOLDIERS II (443)
 WENDAL XOKI 3727              6   5  0    35       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
-TUNTUN 3754                   6   5  0    35       DOG SOLDIERS II (443)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SEA SNAKE 3609                2   1  0    22       OPHIDIAN ORDER (328)
-TALON 3748                    3   1  2    20       DOG SOLDIERS II (443)
-NIUN 3764                     1   1  0    17       DOG SOLDIERS II (443)
 PYTHON 3608                   2   1  0    16       OPHIDIAN ORDER (328)
-MIDNIGHT NINJA 3734           1   0  0    15       EVIL INC (440)
-BLOOD LOUTS 3732              1   0  0    13       EVIL INC (440)
-RAPTOR 3733                   1   0  0     6       EVIL INC (440)
 JADE MOON 3731                1   1  1     5       EVIL INC (440)
-BONE CRUSHER 3735             0   3  0     3       EVIL INC (440)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Kahr -- Jack, thanks for the warm-up, Cannon Fodder. -- Skulk

Matt -- Are you my next tune-up, Sucker? -- Skulk

Quia Rayne -- (snicker) -- Chuckle

All -- We regret the harsh and inappropriate words that our employee, Skulk,
published last round.  We have taken appropriate steps to correct this unacceptable
situation. -- Cheap Shot Upper Management

All -- They are so full of it!  (sneer) -- Skulk

Chuckle -- It was a damned cheap shot for you to laugh and not share the joke!  I
HATE you! -- Quia Rayne
P.S.  Of course, you're a golem, so hate is pointless.  So...I hate your manager!

Rirorni Officer -- Officer you may be, though I doubt that means much in OUR sense,
but you are definitely no gentleman. -- Belle Cor
P.S.  That's the first time I've seen someone surrender gracefully while trying to
hold his head on.  I wish the arenamaster, an old poop if I ever saw one, hadn't
stepped in to prevent me finishing the job of cutting your throat.  You Rirorni would
all be better off dead.

Ms D. Meener -- I don't think you should have done that.  It was Wrong.  Maybe not
REAL wrong, but definitely not a Good Thing. -- Opara Persi

Rirorni Janissary -- They tell me your kind don't consort with women, preferring to
engage in unnatural practices among yourself.  This would seem to run counter to the
oft-maintained claim that the Rirorni, being less "softened" by civilization, lead
lives that are more "natural" and "healthy."  Couldn't prove that by me! -- Mori Neb

Rirorni Horseman -- Gods, you're a weird one!  Who'd have thought a Rirorni would
approach a fight in that fashion? -- Wendal Xoki the bruised and battered
P.S.  And what's the nonsense of calling you "Horseman"?  ALL Rirorni are horsemen,
aren't they?

Cheap Shot Management -- Bring in the strike-breakers, eh?  Get the union out of your
guildhouse! -- Nick

Wendel Xoki -- Fool!  Know that civilization makes you WEAK when you come up against
US.  Know further that as an elf, you are unfit for freedom in any case.  But you
make adequate slaves. -- Malobi, a horseman of the Rirorni

Mori Neb -- It is unseemly that a woman should fight in that manner.  You are an
offense against Mytori. -- one Rirorni Janissary among many

Belle Cor -- My lady, you are as fierce as one of our own women!  What sons I could
get on you! -- Hulagei, a kahn of the Rirorni Horde

Matt Riside -- You're being unfair!  One must survive, after all, and sometimes there
is only one way to do it. -- Mirinistelle, unwilling Collaborator
P.S.  Besides, the War was over long ago.

Mann Slaughter -- Archery is a winner's art.  You don't have it. -- Enemy Archer

20 June 2006
Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire
Our newest Dark Knight disrespected?!?!?!  ARE THEY SERIOUS?!?!  If at all possible,
let's get over to 31.  I'm on the way.  Let's get 'em. -- Dark Knight Osiris

26 June 2006

To those interested, G.E.C.K.O., Inc, is looking for able-bodied warriors to embark
on a dangerous mission.  Those interested (or for more details) diplo me at:
Juice, DM 93, mgr. Arena Masters, Inc -- Juice

30 June 2006
All -- I am looking for able bodied warriors, magic-wielding wizards, faith-healing
clerics, and quick-handed thieves to begin a quest requested by the Emperor of the
Southern Kingdom of Crailmia.  All interested parties can diplo me in arena 93 --
Noblish Island, c/o Will-O-Wisps (1422) or write to me at -- Robert Bennett, 317173,
4269 West M-80, Kincheloe, Mi 49784. -- the Lightbearer, mgr. Will-O-Wisps

1 July 2006
BROTHER KNIGHTS OF THE DESOLATE EMPIRE -- Hail brothers where ever you are to be
found!  We are engaging in arena 31.  Let them feel our wrath.  Onward to glory!!! --
Dark knight Blackstorm

1 July 2006
Soultaker -- Read your e-mail! -- Guardian

10 July 2006
The Dark Knights sat at the Dark Table with grim faces.  All present knew that there
could be no quarter.  The Forces of Desolation would be unleashed.  There would be no
turning back, no mercy and no hesitation to do what was necessary.  Teeth gritted and
knuckles whitened with fury as the IMPERIAL PROCLAMATION was signed by each Dark
Knight.
     AS OF JULY 1, 2006 -- WAR IS DECLARED ON THE ALLIANCE KNOWN AS THE VENDETTA
CARTEL.
     The Desolate Empire -- Dark Knights:  Ancient Creep, Blackstorm, Dok Sik, Goat,
Heathen, Hatebred, Kon, Osiris, Toker, Wasby the Great

14 July 2006
In response to the Desolate Empire's declaration of war, the Vendetta Cartel offers
the following response:

The members of the Vendetta Cartel can be found in 1, 8, 9, 10,  11, 14, 22, 25, 28,
31, 39, 45, 47, 50, 52, 54, 59, 60, 100, and 106.  Stop yapping in the all-arena ads,
pick an arena, issue a challenge, actually win something, and then maybe (and we
stress maybe) you may speak.  You may come to our home arenas (8, 31, and 47) and
confront us, but we suggest you learn to win in your own "home" arena (52) first.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SMIRK unbelievably bested QUIA RAYNE in a 5 minute master's Challenge fight.
SKULK handily defeated BELLE COR in a 1 minute one-sided Title match.
CHUCKLE won victory over COLLABORATOR in a popular 4 minute master's brawl.
ANACONDA overpowered OPARA PERSI in a 1 minute mismatched match.
MORI NEB devastated CAPTURED NOMAD in a 1 minute bloody one-sided duel.
WENDAL XOKI beat PYTHON in a 2 minute brawl.
SEA SNAKE handily defeated JADE MOON in a 1 minute uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   3 -  0      67  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         BASHING ATTACK    24 -  12 -  0      67  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   2 -  2      60  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         WALL OF STEEL     25 -  18 -  0      58  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY       14 -  12 -  0      54  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         AIMED BLOW         8 -   7 -  1      53  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         LUNGING ATTACK     6 -   7 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   8 -  0      38  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         STRIKING ATTACK    2 -   4 -  0      33  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 223 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   SKULK 3603                 13   0  0  182 CHEAP SHOTS (426)
TOTAL PARRY      CHUCKLE 3602               15   2  0   91 CHEAP SHOTS (426)
WALL OF STEEL    BELLE COR 3720             11   4  1   77 THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
LUNGING ATTACK   ANACONDA 3382              10   3  0   70 OPHIDIAN ORDER (328)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is QUIA RAYNE 3636.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was QUIA RAYNE 3636.  The ten other most popular fighters were WENDAL XOKI 3727, 
SMIRK 3606, SKULK 3603, ANACONDA 3382, MORI NEB 3728, CHUCKLE 3602, PYTHON 3608, SEA 
SNAKE 3609, BELLE COR 3720, and OPARA PERSI 3670.

The least popular fighter this week was JADE MOON 3731.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were OPARA PERSI 3670, BELLE COR 3720, SEA SNAKE 3609, PYTHON 3608, CHUCKLE 
3602, MORI NEB 3728, ANACONDA 3382, SKULK 3603, SMIRK 3606, and WENDAL XOKI 3727.

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

     For those of you who keep track of such things, 5 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                       SNOTTYMAN (40-3685) of THEY TRAINED ME!
                            HORRID (65-6385) of LEGION IV
                         JUDICIOUSLY (82-27214) of ADVERBS II
                      TERRICONUS (82-27651) of THE GLORIOUS DARK
                      FLABBY-O (82-30720) of STREET PIZZAD XXII

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes