DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/11/2004    Duedate: 09/24/2004

RODEKI ARENA

DM-42    TURN-442

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GEORGE STARK
KING'S KREW (151)
(42-1589) [21-27-0,113]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GEORGE STARK                   POSITION IS EMPTY
KING'S KREW (151)              
(42-1589) [21-27-0,113]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FUZZY BUZZCUT                  RONALD MCDONALD
COLOR ME SUAVE (322)           CLOWNING AROUND (354)
(42-4024) [22-13-0,89]         (42-4041) [10-0-1,66]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

COLOR ME SUAVE (322)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. COLOR ME SUAVE (322)        22
2. DELVERS (154)               22      COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
3. CLOWNING AROUND (354)       14      Unchartered Team
4. KING'S KREW (151)           11
5. HIGHER PURPOSE (363)         0       (94)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)     298 203 16 59.5   1/ 2 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)     11  4 0
 2/ 2 CLOWNING AROUND (354)     47  37  1 56.0   2/ 1 KING'S KREW (151)         9  5 0
 3- 3 HIGHER PURPOSE (363)      27  23  4 54.0   3/ 5 CLOWNING AROUND (354)     4  5 0
 4- 4 I'M SO SEXY (332)         68  64  1 51.5   4- 3 HIGHER PURPOSE (363)      4  6 1
 5/ 5 DELVERS (154)            349 483  6 41.9   5/ 4 DELVERS (154)             4 11 0
 6/ 6 KING'S KREW (151)         80 131  2 37.9   6- 6 I'M SO SEXY (332)         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

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
RODEKI brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Later days, KING'S KREW, since COLOR 
ME SUAVE took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  Of course, we're 
all terribly impressed to see THIRD BASE SPOCK win a fight and gain 16 points, 
terribly.  Tsk, tsk, HANDSOME DOES beat RED and RED lost 9 points.  You're breakin' 
my heart.  GEORGE STARK challenged RODEKI's Duelmaster for a shot at the throne.  And 
it's out with the old, in with the new, as GEORGE STARK takes the Title and last 
week's bar tab from the old Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  Kickbacks and bribes, kickbacks 
and bribes, how else do you think some of these guys win their fights?  Skill?  Ha!   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  
What's the big D?  HIGHER PURPOSE was the most avoided team?  Bunch of lily 
livered... grumble... mumble... curse...  And it looks like CLOWNING AROUND avoided 
them the most this turn.  What a pack of would be losers, if you ask me.  Hmph.  
SUSHEE SU was challenged more times this turn than the Duelmaster.  Now was the DM 
insulted or feared?  Heh, heh.  Now look at this.  RONALD MCDONALD challenged down 25 
against DELVERS' THE MOLE.  What a weasel!  And sorry to say, RONALD MCDONALD 
overcame THE MOLE, leaving a bad feeling with the crowd.  I think exploitive snob is 
the term I'm looking for.  And we have BOZO in a challenge, going down 8 points for 
the fight.  Guess what?  I thought BOZO showed great skill and promise when he 
overcame SUSHEE SU.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  We're all going to die in the end, so why worry if 
the fate catches up with you sooner that later?   
     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 RODEKI.  I feel much better now.  Paste this one in your 
scrapbooks, you'll need the kindling come this winter-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GEORGE STARK 1589            21  27  0   113       KING'S KREW (151)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FUZZY BUZZCUT 4024           22  13  0    89       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 BOZO 4016                    13  24  0    86       CLOWNING AROUND (354)
-ADASHIR 4088                  7   3  0    81       HIGHER PURPOSE (363)
 JOHN ROSE 3985               15  28  0    73       DELVERS (154)
 SUSHEE SU 3983               14  29  0    71       DELVERS (154)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RONALD MCDONALD 4041         10   0  1    66       CLOWNING AROUND (354)
-ALARIC 4086                   7   3  0    59       HIGHER PURPOSE (363)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 1977 AMC MATADOR 4116        11   4  0    52       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 THIRD BASE SPOCK 4167         4   1  0    42       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 THE MOLE 4118                 9   5  1    40       DELVERS (154)
 MIYAGI'S MIATA 4130           6   3  0    35       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-NIKIAS 4138                   4   3  1    33       HIGHER PURPOSE (363)
-AENEAS 4140                   4   2  1    33       HIGHER PURPOSE (363)
-DENNIS RODMAN 3849            5   9  0    24       I'M SO SEXY (332)
 DELORES 4147                  4   1  0    24       KING'S KREW (151)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KRISTINE 4174                 3   0  0    20       KING'S KREW (151)
 HANDSOME DOES 4175            2   2  0    20       DELVERS (154)
 DR. HOOK 4125                 4   6  0    18       KING'S KREW (151)
 HANDSOME IS 4164              2   4  0    17       DELVERS (154)
 RED SKELTON 4153              1   3  0    10       CLOWNING AROUND (354)
 KANGAROO LIFEBOAT 4186        1   0  0     7       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
-MR. MACKEY 3888               1   0  0     6       I'M SO SEXY (332)
 RED 4176                      1   1  0     4       KING'S KREW (151)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
BEN MEARS 3280         6 10 0 KING'S KREW 151       AENEAS 4140           439 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

We don't seem to have our fights around, so just a few comments from the This Week's
Fight listing this time.  More creative insults and plaints next time, I almost
promise. -- Harby, Delvers

Adashir -- It says here that you "devastated" me.  No, don't think so.  You aren't
bad for an Orc, all those muscles, and the really impressive tusks, and so on.  BUT,
I'm an Orc, too.  I've seen it all before.  So, okay, you may have won the fight, and
one-sidedly at that, but still, I was NOT devastated. -- Sushee Su

Limpy Two-Screws -- I most SINCERELY hope that the next time your manager tightens
your damned screws, he gets them SO tight that your ears slant. -- John Rose

Third Base Spock -- What's not to believe?  Of COURSE I bested you.  I'm best! -- The
Mole

Delores -- Ah, women just can't resist me.  They're always looking for a chance to
overpower me and have their wicked ways with me.  And I love it. -- Handsome Does

Red -- Don't you see what I am?  Don't you KNOW you should not DARE to defeat me? --
Handsome Is

Handsome Is and Handsome Does -- We know you lost big because your facial hair is
still peach fuzz.  So don't take this wrong, it was a fun time to beat you.  That's
the buzz. -- Red and Delores of King's Krew

Red Skeleton --
     Wherever you go,
     We want you to know,
     The Dr. and I will always be,
     The biggest pain of thee.
     Maybe we will show
     How you too can grow
     And even be free
     Of our monstrosity.         -- Dr. Hook and Kristine

All -- I was a poet and didn't know it. -- George Stark

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 dueling land 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

GEORGE STARK devastated FUZZY BUZZCUT in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title fight.
BOZO vanquished SUSHEE SU in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
RONALD MCDONALD savagely defeated THE MOLE in a 3 minute Challenge fight.
RED SKELTON was viciously subdued by KRISTINE in a 2 minute gory Challenge fight.
JOHN ROSE was demolished by VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
1977 AMC MATADOR devastated DELORES in a 1 minute mismatched match.
THIRD BASE SPOCK overcame THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a action packed 1 minute fight.
MIYAGI'S MIATA vanquished OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
DR. HOOK lost to HANDSOME IS in a 2 minute fight.
RED was vanquished by HANDSOME DOES in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
KANGAROO LIFEBOAT defeated CONVICTED THIEF in a tiring 3 minute beginner's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -   0 -  1     100  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -   8 -  0      65  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         AIMED BLOW        10 -   6 -  0      63  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK    24 -  20 -  0      55  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-STRIKE      12 -  12 -  1      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     11 -  11 -  0      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK   16 -  18 -  1      47  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         WALL OF STEEL     24 -  28 -  0      46  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         TOTAL PARRY       12 -  25 -  1      32  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -  10 -  1      29  |

Turn 442 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-LUNGE        1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     2 -  3         4  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  3         3  BASHING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  2                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   FUZZY BUZZCUT 4024         22  13  0   89 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
STRIKING ATTACK  RONALD MCDONALD 4041       10   0  1   66 CLOWNING AROUND (354)
WALL OF STEEL    1977 AMC MATADOR 4116      11   4  0   52 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
PARRY-STRIKE     THE MOLE 4118               9   5  1   40 DELVERS (154)
SLASHING ATTACK  MIYAGI'S MIATA 4130         6   3  0   35 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is FUZZY BUZZCUT 4024.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was RONALD MCDONALD 4041.  The ten other most popular fighters were THIRD BASE 
SPOCK 4167, KRISTINE 4174, GEORGE STARK 1589, BOZO 4016, MIYAGI'S MIATA 4130, 
HANDSOME IS 4164, FUZZY BUZZCUT 4024, THE MOLE 4118, 1977 AMC MATADOR 4116, and 
HANDSOME DOES 4175.

The least popular fighter this week was KANGAROO LIFEBOAT 4186.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were RED 4176, DR. HOOK 4125, DELORES 4147, JOHN ROSE 3985, RED 
SKELTON 4153, SUSHEE SU 3983, HANDSOME DOES 4175, 1977 AMC MATADOR 4116, THE MOLE 
4118, and FUZZY BUZZCUT 4024.

                FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY XXXIII

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
VULTUREMAN 3394 (126-42-4)             8  3  0         LEGENDS OF STEELE    
GABRIEL 762 (152-115-3)                4  3  0         ARCHANGEL            
MICHAEL 764 (162-94-5)                 4  3  0         ARCHANGEL            
ALAIN 1532 (107-94-2)                  1  4  0         RUBY DRAGONS         
BLUE ZIG 3078 (74-80-6)                1  4  0         ALL YOUR BASE        
URIEL 761 (139-126-10)                 1  4  0         ARCHANGEL            
TAIL BANDIT 2097 (83-44-2)             0  5  0         TAIL BANDITS         
TRIPLE PICKLE 3589 (67-41-5)           0  5  0         LEGENDS OF STEELE    

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GOLDEN BEAR 757 (92-84-0)              8  3  0         THE BEARS            
ALLISON CHAINS 2700 (51-58-1)          2  3  0         SLEAZEE WOMEN        
JANET RENO 3823 (36-53-1)              0  5  0         I'M SO SEXY          

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BOZO 4016 (12-20-0)                    1  3  0         CLOWNING AROUND      

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
RONALD MCDONALD 4041 (5-0-1)           4  3  0         CLOWNING AROUND      
LIRAN NIAR 3504 (3-0-0)                2  3  0         CLAN BATTLEAXE       
CKYAN VOR 3503 (1-2-0)                 1  3  0         CLAN BATTLEAXE       
MISS FORTUNE 2478 (1-3-0)              0  3  0         TAIL BANDITS         

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
STAB THE BUILDER 4104 (0-0-0)          2  1  0  DEAD   DARK SIDE OF TV LAND 
BUTTERFLY BALLOT 3843 (0-0-0)          4  3  0         ELECTILE DISFUNCTION 
QAHZ VAK 3502 (2-0-0)                  4  3  0         CLAN BATTLEAXE       
BREW-HA-HA 4114 (2-2-1)                3  3  0         MEMPHIS MAFIA        
STARSCREAM 4095 (2-0-0)                0  3  0         DECEPTICONS          

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
HOOD 4149 (0-0-0)                      6  3  0         CUTTHROATS           
INTERCEPTOR 4163 (0-0-0)               6  3  0         SIMMONS TOWN         
DEUCE 4151 (0-0-0)                     4  2  0  DEAD   CUTTHROATS           
BRUTICUS 4096 (0-0-0)                  5  3  0         DECEPTICONS          
BUSH MASTER 4159 (0-0-0)               2  3  2         SIMMONS TOWN         
MUG 4152 (0-0-0)                       2  3  0         CUTTHROATS           
TREE SHARK 4160 (0-0-0)                2  3  0         SIMMONS TOWN         
LAND SHARK 4162 (0-0-0)                1  2  0  DEAD   SIMMONS TOWN         
DEFILER 4148 (0-0-0)                   0  2  0  DEAD   CUTTHROATS           
RED SKELTON 4153 (0-0-0)               0  3  0         CLOWNING AROUND      
SECRETARIAT 4144 (0-0-0)               0  1  0  DEAD   EAT MY DUST!!!       
THE POACHER 4161 (0-0-0)               0  3  0         SIMMONS TOWN