DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/01/2004    Duedate: 10/14/2004

ZENSU ARENA

DM-40    TURN-450

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SPECTRUM
AS FAR AS SIAM (199)
(40-1666) [16-7-4,96]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SPECTRUM                       THE MAD CARROT
AS FAR AS SIAM (199)           GARDEN OF HORRORS (393)
(40-1666) [16-7-4,96]          (40-3862) [6-1-0,80]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ARNIE EL SHEW                  CAN-BEAR HUGGER
BEYOND THE PALE (337)          AS FAR AS SIAM (199)
(40-3930) [9-37-2,70]          (40-2407) [2-2-0,8]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

AS FAR AS SIAM (199)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. AS FAR AS SIAM (199)        44
2. GARDEN OF HORRORS (393)     10      AS FAR AS SIAM (199)
3. MEN OF 1,000 FACES (420)     0      Unchartered Team
4. BEYOND THE PALE (337)       -9
                                       GARDEN OF HORRORS (393)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*MEN OF 1,000 FACES (420)   7   2  1 77.8   1/ 3 AS FAR AS SIAM (199)     11  4 0
 2/ 2*GARDEN OF HORRORS (393)    6   4  0 60.0   2- 2*MEN OF 1,000 FACES (420)  7  2 1
 3/ 3 AS FAR AS SIAM (199)      65  50  8 56.5   3/ 1 BEYOND THE PALE (337)     7  8 1
 4/ 4 BEYOND THE PALE (337)    342 507 12 40.3   4/ 4*GARDEN OF HORRORS (393)   1  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

     Oh, hi.  Its just little 'ol Debby Tonte.  Thought I'd check out ZENSU to see 
what's new.  Too bad, BEYOND THE PALE, but AS FAR AS SIAM was just too good to be 
stopped.  MVP award for PHANTASMAGORIA?  AS FAR AS SIAM's proud of him after beating 
BLONDE GRENADE and getting 15 points.  Talk about yer major upsets!  BLONDE GRENADE's 
match with PHANTASMAGORIA cost her a loss of 12 points!  Don't you think the 
Duelmaster is being unfair?  I think SPECTRUM should let CONVICTED ASSASSIN be 
Duelmaster for a while, without fighting about it.  I hear the top team insists all 
their warriors get nine hours sleep.  They want photogenic fighters for PR photos.   
     I gotta admit I haven't been in "deep con caves" with any spies.  Really, I just 
wing this stuff.  BEYOND THE PALE was the most avoided team.  Is a 342-507-12 record 
really that scary?  I don't know what AS FAR AS SIAM's been doing.  They certainly 
haven't been accepting many fights from BEYOND THE PALE, that's fer sher.   
     What does a fighter fight for?  I mean, the crowds don't give a hoot if someone 
gets killed.  Not after four more fights.  What if they had a fight and nobody showed 
up?  I'd be out of a job, that's what!!!   
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I gotta leave.  ZENSU is like such a dump, and you guys smell too much!  Its 
been really albendranius!  Later, guys-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SPECTRUM 1666                16   7  4    96       AS FAR AS SIAM (199)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PISTON HURRICANE 2287        10   2  0    81       AS FAR AS SIAM (199)
 THE MAD CARROT 3862           6   1  0    80       GARDEN OF HORRORS (393)
 ARNIE EL SHEW 3930            9  37  2    70       BEYOND THE PALE (337)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PHANTASMAGORIA 1664          13  10  0    63       AS FAR AS SIAM (199)
 DARK LENORA 4110              7   0  0    58       BEYOND THE PALE (337)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JENIPHER 4091                 7   5  1    47       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
 BLONDE GRENADE 4069           9   9  1    42       BEYOND THE PALE (337)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BELA LUGOSI 4114              2   0  0    33       MEN OF 1,000 FACES (420)
 MARION BARRY 2389             5   1  0    27       AS FAR AS SIAM (199)
-LON CHANEY JR. 4116           2   0  1    26       MEN OF 1,000 FACES (420)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LON CHANEY 4113               2   0  0    19       MEN OF 1,000 FACES (420)
 O. POSTE 4107                 5   3  0    18       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
-GEORGE ZUCCO 4115             1   1  0    14       MEN OF 1,000 FACES (420)
 CAN-BEAR HUGGER 2407          2   2  0     8       AS FAR AS SIAM (199)
-BORIS KARLOFF 4112            0   1  0     7       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?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Huckle Cat -- Welcome back!  As you can see Duelmasters (I hate the Duel2 name)
newsletters and role-playing have changed a lot since you were here last.  I'm not
active here right at this moment, but have run The Urge or Taco Gods stable fairly
consistently over the last 15 years.  I'll be back sometime over the next couple
months to keep you company.  If you haven't yet, check out the newsletters and other
stuff at RSI's website and look for some of the other DM related resources out there.
-- The Sentinel, mgr. Taco Gods

Okay, I'm late with these.  Sue me. -- Leeta, Beyond the Pale
P.S.  Or better yet, write denunciatory personals.

Spectrum -- You're anti-Shewish, aren't you?  Don't bother to deny, Fratsfans are
famous for their anti-Shewishness.  Heck, your ancestors and mine fought a WAR over
it.  Oh, well. -- Arnie El Shew
P.S.  Besides, I didn't really want to write a Duel2Dude's column.

Phantasmagoria -- Uh...huh.  Okay.  You mean as in, "the idea that I (meaning me)
might win a fight here is phatasmagorical"?  Well, what can I say.  I was there, I
fought, I lost.  Way it goes sometimes. -- Jenipher
P.S.  Learning four skills is good.  Always.

Piston Hurricane -- What, one of Ivan's pups?  Get away from me! -- Blonde Grenade
P.S.  A Shew shouldn't be that short.  You're a freak.  I always get hives around
freaks, so stay away from me, okay?

People seem DETERMINED to foist this Orc onto us.  We don't have ROOM for an Orc in
our guildhouse, and we can't BEGIN to afford to feed him. -- Dark Lenora

That Dangerous Criminal mugged me right there in the arena!  I call that unfair! --
O. Poste

You know, I find all this harping on the appetites of Orcs to be really old.  Rude.
And not accurate.  Sure, we've got enormous appetites for some things.  Who doesn't?
But food is only incidental.  It just fuels the other appetites.  Which Dark Lenora
could satisfy, if she would unbend a little.... -- Farnok Bogg, an Orc but only
nominally captured

Bella Lugosi -- Somehow, I thought you'd be taller. -- O. Poste
P.S.  And the thing with changing faces every few seconds--weird!  Very disturbing to
your opponent.  I.e., me.  Not to mention that Arenamaster Diego seemed a little
disturbed by it all, too.

Veteran Mercenary -- So, what are you a veteran of?  Running an animal shelter?
Quite a respectable job, running an animal shelter.  But how does it fit you for
fighting in the arena? -- Arnie El Shew

Piston Hurricane -- You realize we're BOTH too short to be decent Shews?  We've
probably got a lot of growing to do yet, or else the Commission has made one of their
more glaring errors.  Which, do you think? -- Jenipher

Phantasmagoria -- I see that the tales of Dwarven stamina are true.  Well done! --
Dark Lenora
P.S.  And also the ones about short men trying harder.

Vanchen d'Arens, Userous Merchant -- Well, has anyone found your assets yet?  Should
we get up a treasure hunt?  It might be, you know, fun. -- Blonde Grenade

Huckle Cat -- And a hail and hello back at you. -- Leeta, Beyond the Pale, and
usually reliable with personals, despite the absence of them last time

Arnie El Shew -- Disgusting, I call it!  Passing on OUR combat secrets to the Shews!
Next thing you know, we'll be having another Fratsfan-Shewish war. -- Sinjanos
Thropian, Veteran of many other wars and frankly tired of them

20 September 2004
Azereth has returned!  I am the manager for Scarlet Blades in DM 25.  I was a member
of the Crimson Alliance and the Crimson Brotherhood (which was composed of former CA
members).  I've been out of the game for many (at least 5) years.  I would like to
hear from anyone who remembers me, as well as any Alliance that is seeking to add
experienced managers to their roster.  Contact me at:
     Anthony Wells
     600 W. Shore Dr.
     Stanton, MI  48888
or by personal ads in DM 25.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

THE MAD CARROT viciously subdued ARNIE EL SHEW in a 1 minute master's Challenge fight.
SPECTRUM viciously subdued CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a popular 1 minute Title match.
PISTON HURRICANE bested VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a popular 1 minute contest.
DARK LENORA defeated THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 3 minute match.
BLONDE GRENADE was devastated by PHANTASMAGORIA in a 2 minute gory uneven brawl.
JENIPHER bested CAPTURED ORC in a 2 minute gory master vs. amateur match.
MARION BARRY handily defeated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 5 minute uneven melee.
O. POSTE outwaited CAN-BEAR HUGGER in a popular 7 minute gruesome duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         SLASHING ATTACK   13 -   1 -  0      93  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -   2 -  0      80  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         TOTAL PARRY       16 -   6 -  1      73  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         WALL OF STEEL     12 -   5 -  1      71  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         BASHING ATTACK     9 -   6 -  1      60  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW         7 -   8 -  1      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         STRIKING ATTACK    4 -   5 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         LUNGING ATTACK     7 -  13 -  1      35  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 450 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-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         2  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  1         2  BASHING ATTACK 
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              BASHING ATTACK     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              16   7  4   96 AS FAR AS SIAM (199)
WALL OF STEEL    THE MAD CARROT 3862         6   1  0   80 GARDEN OF HORRORS (393)
TOTAL PARRY      PHANTASMAGORIA 1664        13  10  0   63 AS FAR AS SIAM (199)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    DARK LENORA 4110            7   0  0   58 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 CAN-BEAR HUGGER 2407.  The ten other most popular fighters were SPECTRUM 
1666, PHANTASMAGORIA 1664, THE MAD CARROT 3862, PISTON HURRICANE 2287, JENIPHER 4091, 
DARK LENORA 4110, BLONDE GRENADE 4069, ARNIE EL SHEW 3930, MARION BARRY 2389, and O. 
POSTE 4107.

The least popular fighter this week was O. POSTE 4107.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MARION BARRY 2389, ARNIE EL SHEW 3930, BLONDE GRENADE 4069, DARK LENORA 
4110, JENIPHER 4091, PISTON HURRICANE 2287, THE MAD CARROT 3862, PHANTASMAGORIA 1664, 
SPECTRUM 1666, and CAN-BEAR HUGGER 2407.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

SPECTRUM (40-1666) AS FAR AS SIAM (199)