DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/12/2004    Duedate: 11/25/2004

ZENSU ARENA

DM-40    TURN-453

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

PISTON HURRICANE
AS FAR AS SIAM (199)
(40-2287) [13-2-0,100]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

PISTON HURRICANE               BLADE MASTER
AS FAR AS SIAM (199)           WAR-C-KERS (422)
(40-2287) [13-2-0,100]         (40-4123) [1-1-0,6]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ARNIE EL SHEW                  BLADE MASTER
BEYOND THE PALE (337)          WAR-C-KERS (422)
(40-3930) [9-40-2,69]          (40-4123) [1-1-0,6]

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)        29
2. BEYOND THE PALE (337)       11      AS FAR AS SIAM (199)
3. SUNNYLAND (382)             11      Unchartered Team
4. EXOTIC TASTES (397)          0
5. WAR-C-KERS (422)            -9      WAR-C-KERS (422)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 3*EXOTIC TASTES (397)       19  13  1 59.4   1/ 1 AS FAR AS SIAM (199)      9  6 0
 2/ 4 AS FAR AS SIAM (199)      74  56  8 56.9   2/ 2 BEYOND THE PALE (337)     7  8 1
 3/ 0 SUNNYLAND (382)           34  34  2 50.0   3- 4*EXOTIC TASTES (397)       2  0 0
 4/ 1*WAR-C-KERS (422)           2   2  0 50.0   4/ 3*WAR-C-KERS (422)          2  2 0
 5/ 5 BEYOND THE PALE (337)    349 515 13 40.4   5/ 0 SUNNYLAND (382)           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

     Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, 
I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again!  AS FAR AS SIAM had cause to celebrate, after 
SHREK got 16 points by beating EMBEZZLING SCRIBE.  A certain someone should cut down 
on the drinking and practice more, after losing 9 points to FATTY ARBUCKLE.  
(Discrete enough, STUMP JUMPER?) Those who hoped for a new Duelmaster were 
disappointed by ARNIE EL SHEW, of BEYOND THE PALE, who despite a 9-40-2 couldn't 
overcome ZENSU's Number 1.  Word has it one team in ZENSU is taking speech lessons to 
try to bore their opponent to death.  I'll bet it works.   
     And how sociable are ZENSU's warriors?  Come, let us see.  Like a horde of 
jackals fleeing from the lion, so did the "warriors" in ZENSU avoid GARDEN OF 
HORRORS.  The warriors of GARDEN OF HORRORS found their efforts at combat frustrated 
as AS FAR AS SIAM apparently had more important things to do than fight.  Is it 
charming personality?  Conversational abilities?  Good oral hygiene?  Whatever it is, 
MARION BARRY is the most challenged warrior.   
     Ah, the duel!  The roar of the oppenent, the smell of the crowd!  Ask not for 
whom the sword slashes; it slashes for thee.   
     Do not think spyreporting in ZENSU is the highlight of my life.  As the seasons 
change, and the creatures of the wild change also, so do I feel a yearning to leave 
this place.  Can anything compare to the pleasure of writing Spyreports for ZENSU?  
On that giddy note I take my leave-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PISTON HURRICANE 2287        13   2  0   100       AS FAR AS SIAM (199)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JIMMY CRICKET 3744           14  15  0    99       SUNNYLAND (382)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PHANTASMAGORIA 1664          15  11  0    70       AS FAR AS SIAM (199)
 ARNIE EL SHEW 3930            9  40  2    69       BEYOND THE PALE (337)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DARK LENORA 4110              8   2  0    66       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
-GRILLED GRIZZLY 3891          6   1  0    65       EXOTIC TASTES (397)
 BLONDE GRENADE 4069          11  10  2    60       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
 JENIPHER 4091                 9   6  1    60       BEYOND THE PALE (337)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WHIPPED WEASEL 3995           4   1  0    48       EXOTIC TASTES (397)
-BRAISED BUFFALO 3999          5   2  1    38       EXOTIC TASTES (397)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-B 3746                        5   6  0    33       SUNNYLAND (382)
 O. POSTE 4107                 7   4  0    26       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
-MARINATED MUSSEL 4057         2   0  0    26       EXOTIC TASTES (397)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MARION BARRY 2389             6   3  0    21       AS FAR AS SIAM (199)
-BUTTERED BEAVER 4042          1   0  0    21       EXOTIC TASTES (397)
 SHREK 4128                    1   1  0    17       AS FAR AS SIAM (199)
 FATTY ARBUCKLE 4129           1   0  0    14       AS FAR AS SIAM (199)
 BLADE MASTER 4123             1   1  0     6       WAR-C-KERS (422)
 STUMP JUMPER 4124             1   1  0     4       WAR-C-KERS (422)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
CAN-BEAR HUGGER 2407   3  3 0 AS FAR AS SIAM 199    BLONDE GRENADE 4069   452         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Blonde Grenade --  Well, it's normally my instinct to do massive bloodfeuding.  It 
was ingrained in my way back when, well, when this arena was a total bloodbath.  
However, I don't think your kill was intentional and two, you might have given me a 
blessing in disguise.  I think I'll skip this bloodfeud.  -- Huckle Cat

Blonde Grenade --  Silly me for thinking jumping on grenades was more daring than 

wrestling bears!!  I probably could of avoided the tempation, but you had to be 
blonde, you know. Is it a natural blonde though?  Some among the living are starting 
to have doubts.  -- Ghost of Canadian Bear Hugger

Dark Lenora -- Glad to remove that 0 from your record and not the other!  -- Piston 
Hurricane

I'm an Orc?!?  All my life I was told I was an Ogre til I showed up at this place!!  
Can Orcs be green?  Somethings not right here in Zensu and I'll bet it's those same 
commission people that said that Marion Barry lacks the wit to use a shortsword.  
Something's afoot.  -- Shrek

     It's probably something you ate.

Piston Hurricane -- My.  Very, um, striking, yes, it was.  I was... disturbed by it.  
Let's not repeat that experience. -- Dark Lenora

Phantasmagoria -- Blondie says you're a figmint.  Odd, I didn't get that impression 
at all. -- Arnie El Shew
P.S.  So, ARE you a figmint?

Grilled Grizzly -- That's ridiculous.  Everyone knows you don't grill grizzlies!  
They're very tough and must be BARBEQUED.  Otherwise they're more trouble than 
they're worth. -- Jenipher, giving helpful cooking hints
P.S.  Barbequed Bear?
P.P.S.  Sauteed Snake?
P.P.P.S.  Rattlesnake Ragout?

Can-Bear Hugger -- NOW look what you've done!  It's got to be all your fault, one way 
or another, because I was AIMING for your legs. -- Blonde Grenade
P.S.  I really didn't want you dead, just as far away as Siam.
P.P.S.  I'd say something couth and French to you, but I don't know any French.  Rest 
in piece, I mean, peace, and stuff like that.

A Cult Member?  What's he doing in the arena?  Did his cult throw him out, and he has 
to scramble for eating money?  Is he being punished by his cult?  Is he a member of 
an illegal cult, and he's being punished by the city?  Or just what, exactly, is this 
worthless bum doing in the arena? -- O. Poste

22 October 2004
                         Youngblood's Three and Out Contest

I would like to take this time to announce and invite all managers to compete in what
I think will be an awesome contest.  If you haven't ever TC'd at a tourney before,
here is your chance.  The contest will start Wednesday, December 1, 2004, but a
chance will be given November 17 to dark arena, only, any warrior that you do not see
fit to run in the contest.  So now that I have your attention, here are the rules
(like you didn't know they were coming sooner or later).

 1.  Any manager participating can enter one team, only.
 2.  No sandbagging whatsoever.  (I will keep up with it, every turn.)
 3.  No teams or warriors will be allowed to run after contest starts.
 4.  All warriors will run until they lose three times, after three losses they are
     eliminated.
 5.  If a warrior sits out a turn, they are accounted with a loss in the contest.
     This is to keep warriors with winning records from sitting out until the end of
     the contest.
 6.  If a warrior is killed during the contest, the replacement cannot enter the
     contest.
 7.  If a warrior is killed, bloodfeuding is allowed, but only by a warrior that is
     active in the contest.
 8.  If a warrior is run after being eliminated, the manager is disqualified from the
     contest, no questions asked.
 9.  Challenges are legal, up or down.
10.  Contest will keep going until 1 warrior is left without three losses, and that
     warrior, of course, is accounted the winner.
11.  All managers participating will be asked to purchase a rollup certificate, to be
     awarded to the winners of the contest.

                                    <<<PRIZES>>>

     As I have already said, and according to participation, rollups will be awarded
to the first and second place managers.  So the majority and minority of the rollups
will be determined when all are accumulated.
     Contest Champion--2 Faves prizes, and majority of rollup certificates
     Contest Runner-up--1 Faves prize, and minority of rollup certificates
     So once again I invite all managers old and new to participate in what should be
a fierce and challenging contest.  <<<REMEMBER, FIRST OFFICIAL TURN OF THE 
CONTEST IS
DECEMBER THE FIRST, AND AS I SAID BEFORE, THE TURN BEFORE (NOVEMBER 17TH) YOU MAY
DARK ARENA CHALLENGE ONLY!!!  ANY WARRIOR WITH ANY FE (FIGHT EXPERIENCE) WHEN THE
CONTEST STARTS WILL BE ELIMINATED FROM THE CONTEST.

                          YOUNGBLOOD of WENSINWASIN

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BLADE MASTER was unbelievably bested by MARION BARRY in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
PISTON HURRICANE devastated ARNIE EL SHEW in a 1 minute one-sided Title duel.
JIMMY CRICKET handily defeated PHANTASMAGORIA in a 2 minute gruesome one-sided match.
DARK LENORA was bested by VETERAN MERCENARY in a 4 minute contest.
BLONDE GRENADE overpowered FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
JENIPHER devastated THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 2 minute uneven brawl.
O. POSTE was savagely defeated by THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 10 minute struggle.
SHREK overcame EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a action packed 1 minute beginner's fight.
STUMP JUMPER slimly lost to FATTY ARBUCKLE in a 2 minute gory beginner's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         SLASHING ATTACK   13 -   1 -  0      93  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -   2 -  0      82  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         WALL OF STEEL      9 -   4 -  0      69  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK    11 -   5 -  2      69  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         TOTAL PARRY       15 -   9 -  1      63  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         AIMED BLOW         5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         LUNGING ATTACK     7 -  10 -  1      41  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         STRIKING ATTACK    0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 453 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  PISTON HURRICANE 2287      13   2  0  100 AS FAR AS SIAM (199)
TOTAL PARRY      PHANTASMAGORIA 1664        15  11  0   70 AS FAR AS SIAM (199)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    DARK LENORA 4110            8   2  0   66 BEYOND THE PALE (337)
BASHING ATTACK   BLONDE GRENADE 4069        11  10  2   60 BEYOND THE PALE (337)
WALL OF STEEL    JENIPHER 4091               9   6  1   60 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 BLADE MASTER 4123.  The ten other most popular fighters were JIMMY CRICKET 
3744, BLONDE GRENADE 4069, JENIPHER 4091, SHREK 4128, FATTY ARBUCKLE 4129, PISTON 
HURRICANE 2287, DARK LENORA 4110, STUMP JUMPER 4124, MARION BARRY 2389, and ARNIE EL 
SHEW 3930.

The least popular fighter this week was O. POSTE 4107.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were PHANTASMAGORIA 1664, ARNIE EL SHEW 3930, MARION BARRY 2389, STUMP 
JUMPER 4124, DARK LENORA 4110, PISTON HURRICANE 2287, FATTY ARBUCKLE 4129, SHREK 
4128, JENIPHER 4091, and BLONDE GRENADE 4069.