DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/03/2004    Duedate: 09/16/2004

ZENSU ARENA

DM-40    TURN-448

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SPECTRUM
AS FAR AS SIAM (199)
(40-1666) [14-7-4,84]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SPECTRUM                       BELA LUGOSI
AS FAR AS SIAM (199)           MEN OF 1,000 FACES (420)
(40-1666) [14-7-4,84]          (40-4114) [1-0-0,20]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ARNIE EL SHEW                  PHANTASMAGORIA
BEYOND THE PALE (337)          AS FAR AS SIAM (199)
(40-3930) [8-36-1,61]          (40-1664) [12-9-0,55]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BEYOND THE PALE (337)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MEN OF 1,000 FACES (420)    53
2. AS FAR AS SIAM (199)        39      AS FAR AS SIAM (199)
3. GARDEN OF HORRORS (393)      0      Unchartered Team
4. BEYOND THE PALE (337)       -4
                                       MEN OF 1,000 FACES (420)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*MEN OF 1,000 FACES (420)   3   2  1 60.0   1/ 1 BEYOND THE PALE (337)     9  6 0
 2/ 0 AS FAR AS SIAM (199)      59  46  8 56.2   2/ 0 AS FAR AS SIAM (199)      5  0 0
 3- 1*GARDEN OF HORRORS (393)    5   4  0 55.6   3/ 0*MEN OF 1,000 FACES (420)  3  2 1
 4/ 4 BEYOND THE PALE (337)    336 503 11 40.0   4- 3*GARDEN OF HORRORS (393)   2  0 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, warriors of ZENSU!  Once again I've been called out of retirement for 
my abilities and insights into Spyreporting.  What's with BELA LUGOSI?  He actually 
beat ZENSU's EMBEZZLING SCRIBE, and walked away with 20 more points from the fight.  
Laughs were big at AS FAR AS SIAM while they watched PISTON HURRICANE clobber BLONDE 
GRENADE.  She lost 12 points and got bruised from objects thrown from the stands.  
Har har har!  Did THE MAD CARROT wimp out, or just get lazy?  Anyway, he's not 
Duelmaster anymore.  I'm sure ZENSU is excited about SPECTRUM, the new Duelmaster 
from AS FAR AS SIAM.  (remember?)  But when you've seen as many as I have...  Advice 
to fighters with a 1 will--give up fighting!   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  How long have I been here?  I got people to see, 
places to go...   
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  The end 
of another Spyreport!  That's cause for celebration in my book!  I don't want to 
overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SPECTRUM 1666                14   7  4    84       AS FAR AS SIAM (199)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-THE MAD CARROT 3862           5   1  0    70       GARDEN OF HORRORS (393)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PISTON HURRICANE 2287         8   2  0    62       AS FAR AS SIAM (199)
 ARNIE EL SHEW 3930            8  36  1    61       BEYOND THE PALE (337)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PHANTASMAGORIA 1664          12   9  0    55       AS FAR AS SIAM (199)
 JENIPHER 4091                 6   4  1    44       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
 BLONDE GRENADE 4069           8   8  1    41       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
 DARK LENORA 4110              5   0  0    41       BEYOND THE PALE (337)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 O. POSTE 4107                 4   2  0    26       BEYOND THE PALE (337)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BELA LUGOSI 4114              1   0  0    20       MEN OF 1,000 FACES (420)
 MARION BARRY 2389             4   0  0    19       AS FAR AS SIAM (199)
 CAN-BEAR HUGGER 2407          2   0  0    16       AS FAR AS SIAM (199)
 LON CHANEY JR. 4116           1   0  1    14       MEN OF 1,000 FACES (420)
 LON CHANEY 4113               1   0  0    11       MEN OF 1,000 FACES (420)
 BORIS KARLOFF 4112            0   1  0     7       MEN OF 1,000 FACES (420)
 GEORGE ZUCCO 4115             0   1  0     1       MEN OF 1,000 FACES (420)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
MORDANT DESERTER 2     0  1 0   1                   LON CHANEY JR. 4116   448 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

The Mad Carrot -- Indeed, you're totally insane!  What I can see of you down there. -- 
Arnie El Shew
P.S.  They tell me there's a disease that Dwarves get when they're forced to stay 
above ground and in the sun a lot, which makes them turn orange.  Did you end up with 
that?  The arena is not a good place for Dwarves generally, except maybe the Dark 
Arena.

My, that Ambitious Guard is a big one, isn't he?  Do you suppose he's ambitious to be 
Shewish? -- Blonde Grenade

Okay, I have nothing against a little Darkness here and there, it makes the Lightness 
more obvious and easier to appreciate.  But there are limits, and I think this Cult 
Member's gang have exceeded them.  I call for a jihad. -- Dark Lerona

I seem to have acquired a Captured Orc.  Whoopee.  Do you know that when you defeat 
one, they make you take it home and feed it for two weeks?  And these Orcs EAT.  Gods, 
they stuff themselves. -- Jenipher

An Embezzling Scribe?  What a wimp. -- O. Poste
P.S.  I bet he didn't even embezzle more than the petty cash.

O. Poste -- The proper punishment of embezzlers is a matter of principle.  The total 
amount embezzled is immaterial. -- Vanchen d'Arens, "Userous Merchant"

O. Poste -- What a Shew is doing in Mordant is LEAVING. -- Hollon Tegra,
"Mordant Deserter"

24 August 2004
                            Invitation to Newbie Managers
                                      by Hammer

     As a Captain of the Vendetta Cartel, Hammer has recently dissolved the Vendetta 
Cartel Crimson Ascension Family.  Lady Martilyo and Rook are NO LONGER members of the 
Vendetta Cartel.
     The Vendetta Cartel is divided into "Families" under the leadership of Captains; 
who have been appointed by the VC God Father known throughout the duelingland as 
Master Darque.
     Hammer is now the Captain of the Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe and the veteran 
manager extends an invitation for prospective membership as a Probate [ONLY 2 Probate 
positions are available in the VC Tarantula Tribe at the present time!] to any Newbie 
Manager who qualifies under the following conditions:
     1. Newbie Manager MUST have Online Access for Email communications!   [Hammer is 
presently living in Qatar and Lieutenants Maximillian and Firehawk are  living in 
Canada; so Email Communication is a MUST for consideration!]
     2. Newbie Manager MUST have the time and funds to create 2 new  stables to be 
placed in 2 separate Slow Arenas [the cost of running 1 stable in a  Regular Arena!] 
to actively participate on a monthly basis with the other 3 T-Tribe  members of the 
Vendetta Cartel!
     3. Newbie Manager MUST have the DESIRE to be an Active Member of the  Vendetta 
Cartel as a Tarantula Tribe trainee aka Probate; developing his/her managerial skills 
under the mentorship of Hammer and the other VC members; thus proving themselves 
worthy to become Vendetta Cartel Lieutenants in the Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe!
     The Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe lives by the Feud; thereby prospective 
Probates are forewarned that membership guarantees instant Friends and instant 
Enemies!
     Any prospective Probates who:
     1) seek to improve their managerial insights/abilities under the counsel of 
Hammer and other Vendetta Cartel members 
     2) desire to be active members of an Active Alliance that WILL NOT Dissolve in a 
Few Months; building lasting friendships while enjoying Feuding with Common Enemies 
     3) who enjoy sending their gladiators to Tournaments and would strive to see 
their manager name listed among the TV and TC winners in the Mailer Tourney 
Newsletters as a member of the Vendetta Cartel 
MUST DO THE FOLLOWING:
     Send an Email to HammerDM@fastermail.com to introduce yourself and provide Hammer 
with a short Bio of your managerial successes/failures and favorite/least favorite 
fighting styles; with a listing of your active stable/stables for Hammer to verify in 
the online newsletters.
     Hammer will choose the 2 prospective Probates for membership in the Vendetta 
Cartel Tarantula Tribe on the basis of who he decides will be most suited [to Hammer's 
purposes as the T-Tribe Captain!] from among those responding to this All Arena Ad on 
a first response/first acceptance or rejection basis!
     -- Hammer; Vendetta Cartel Captain/WordSmith and WeaponSmith of the Vendetta 
Cartel Tarantula Tribe

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SPECTRUM devastated ARNIE EL SHEW in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
PHANTASMAGORIA viciously subdued JENIPHER in a action packed 5 minute brutal battle.
BLONDE GRENADE was overpowered by PISTON HURRICANE in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
DARK LENORA bested CAPTURED ORC in a 3 minute novice's fight.
O. POSTE was savagely defeated by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 2 minute competition.
CAN-BEAR HUGGER savagely defeated GEORGE ZUCCO in a 2 minute bloody novice's struggle.
MARION BARRY overcame BORIS KARLOFF in a action packed 3 minute beginner's fight.
BELA LUGOSI vanquished EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
LON CHANEY defeated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 2 minute gory beginner's duel.
LON CHANEY JR. assassinated MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute uneven match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -   1 -  0      91  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         TOTAL PARRY       17 -   6 -  1      74  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -   5 -  0      64  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         WALL OF STEEL     13 -   8 -  1      62  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         AIMED BLOW         8 -   7 -  1      53  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   7 -  1      46  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         LUNGING ATTACK    11 -  14 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         STRIKING ATTACK    6 -   8 -  0      43  |

Turn 448 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         2 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         3  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  SPECTRUM 1666              14   7  4   84 AS FAR AS SIAM (199)
TOTAL PARRY      PHANTASMAGORIA 1664        12   9  0   55 AS FAR AS SIAM (199)
WALL OF STEEL    JENIPHER 4091               6   4  1   44 BEYOND THE PALE (337)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    DARK LENORA 4110            5   0  0   41 BEYOND THE PALE (337)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ARNIE EL SHEW 3930.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was PHANTASMAGORIA 1664.  The ten other most popular fighters were BORIS KARLOFF 
4112, JENIPHER 4091, CAN-BEAR HUGGER 2407, LON CHANEY 4113, PISTON HURRICANE 2287, 
SPECTRUM 1666, DARK LENORA 4110, BELA LUGOSI 4114, LON CHANEY JR. 4116, and MARION 
BARRY 2389.

The least popular fighter this week was GEORGE ZUCCO 4115.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were O. POSTE 4107, BLONDE GRENADE 4069, ARNIE EL SHEW 3930, MARION 
BARRY 2389, LON CHANEY JR. 4116, BELA LUGOSI 4114, DARK LENORA 4110, SPECTRUM 1666, 
PISTON HURRICANE 2287, and LON CHANEY 4113.

                FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY XXXIII

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
KOJI SHIKERU 2619 (121-99-4)           5  3  0         SUPERIOR FORCES      

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MOON DAUGHTER 3016 (57-40-2)          14  3  0         THE PEOPLE           
ALAN 2192 (43-25-1)                    2  3  0         OUR GANG             
MAUI WAUI 3518 (40-17-0)               2  3  0         TACO GODS            
ENOCH 2789 (31-11-1)                   0  5  0         RELIGIOUS HERALD     
IGNATIUS MAX 3037 (35-27-1)            0  5  0         BLOOD & IRON         

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TEEFA 2943 (51-43-0)                   3  3  0         SUPERIOR FORCES      

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
YORGO 3071 (35-10-1)                   4  3  0         BLOOD & IRON         
SELEX 3039 (28-9-0)                    1  3  0         BLOOD & IRON         

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TRIUMPH 2160 (15-5-0)                 10  3  0         SUPERIOR FORCES      
GUESS MY STYLE 3407 (28-13-0)          7  3  0         SUPERIOR FORCES      
KING LOVE 3748 (22-24-2)               3  3  0         SUNNYLAND            

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PHILLIP THE BIRD 3708 (11-7-0)         2  3  0         CRUEL PET NAMES      

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SQUISH THE GERBIL 3778 (14-5-0)        6  3  0         CRUEL PET NAMES      

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
HUMP THE CAMEL 3903 (7-8-0)            0  3  0         CRUEL PET NAMES      

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ABSOLUTE ZERO 4031 (1-1-0)             1  3  0         NEUROMANCERS         

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PARTICLE MAN 4100 (0-0-0)              3  3  0         NEUROMANCERS