DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/02/2005    Duedate: 07/15/2005

RODEKI ARENA

DM-42    TURN-463

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ARERIS
WAY OF THE SWORD A3 (356)
(42-4035) [7-1-0,96]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ARERIS                         POSITION IS EMPTY
WAY OF THE SWORD A3 (356)      
(42-4035) [7-1-0,96]           

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

THIRD BASE SPOCK               ARERIS
COLOR ME SUAVE (322)           WAY OF THE SWORD A3 (356)
(42-4167) [14-12-0,94]         (42-4035) [7-1-0,96]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

COLOR ME SUAVE (322)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WAY OF THE SWORD A3 (356)   32
2. DELVERS (154)               17      COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
3. COLOR ME SUAVE (322)        13      Unchartered Team
4. RESCUE RANGERS (296)         5
5. CLOWNING AROUND (354)        3      I LIKE (317)

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)     365 241 18 60.2   1/ 1 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)     10  5 0
 2/ 2 CLOWNING AROUND (354)     75  53  1 58.6   2/ 2 WAY OF THE SWORD A (356)  6  6 2
 3- 3 HIGHER PURPOSE (363)      28  25  4 52.8   3/ 3 DELVERS (154)             5  9 0
 4/ 4 WAY OF THE SWORD A (356)  20  20  2 50.0   4/ 5 RESCUE RANGERS (296)      2  0 0
 5/ 5 RESCUE RANGERS (296)       7   8  0 46.7   5/ 4 CLOWNING AROUND (354)     2  1 0
 6/ 6 DELVERS (154)            393 541 11 42.1   6- 7*GLORYMILL 5 (380)         0  1 0
 7- 7*GLORYMILL 5 (380)          0   1  0  0.0   7- 6 HIGHER PURPOSE (363)      0  1 0

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

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

I'm supposed to like the greatsword?  Really  I guess that's cool since I could 
barely hold one of those things two weeks ago.  They're huuuuge!  Anyway, I don't 
have much to say and Suave does, so... um... thanks for making me look so good.  Here 
I come, Talayha, ready to follow in the footsteps of the other losers from this team.
-- 1977 AMC Matador

One time bonus for managers who scan newsletters where they don't regularly run: easy 
pickings in arena 100!

I've managed to manage a round robin's worth o' warriors here, so I'll do a quick 
number recap and name explanation.  The team is, after all, Color Me Suave

Jimby (SL): 11-10-6-17-15-14-11.  Bard's tale character, right behind Shadowsinger.
Fuzzy Buzzcut (BA): 15-14-10-9-21-8-7.  Had crew cuts until I was a teenager.
Snappy George (PR): 7-8-11-17-15-5-21.  College nickname.  Too many Jims in a room.
Cookie Snort (ST): 18-5-10-17-11-10-13.  Bad Duelmasters F2F experience.  Blame TUM.
Pork Chop Jukebox (PS): 11-13-4-21-9-15-11.  Dunno.  Seemed funny.
Sudsy Deodorant (AB): 9-10-10-15-14-5-21.  Really hot day.  Bubbly armpits.  Hey!  
That's another good name!
Swingdaddy-O (PL): 9-9-8-15-15-15-13.  Got my wife swing dance lessons when we dated.
Pudding Parade (TP): 8-12-8-17-21-5-13.  My improvisation comedy group.
Mr. Wrinkle-Free (LU): 9-7-12-13-21-7-15.  Exactly what I'm not.I saw an iron once... 
in a movie, I think.
1977 AMC Matador (WS): 9-9-16-15-20-4-11.  My first car.  Becker's Big Ol' Beast O' 
Burden.  Horrible machine.

and so I can start my second round robin:
Limpy Two-Screws (LU): 17-12-6-20-15-5-9.  Motorcycle wreck in 1990.  Two screws in 
my left ankle as permanent souvenirs.
Miyagi's Miata (SL): 9-5-13-21-17-12-7.  see Pork Chop Jukebox above.
Kangaroo Lifeboat  improv game I created for the Parade.
Frankenbutt  polyneidal cyst removal in 1995.  You're welcome.
Third Base Spock  Little league coach said I never had a sense of humor.  
I just hated playing the hot corner.

Unless something tragic happens, I should have a PS, PL and BA within the next 15 
turns or so.  Step it up, folks.  I'm managing over .600 and one of my few remaining 
goals here is to run a 15-0 sweep.  It'd help if TBS didn't keep losing to Khalhums 
Dwarves.  Eesh.

-- Suave

                                      SPY REPORT

     Thankyouthankyou.  It's great for me, The Unknown Spymaster to be back in 
RODEKI.  Hope you enjoy the show.  Oh, who am I kidding?  I already got paid!  Hey 
everybody, watch out for FRANKENBUTT, who flew up 12 points in the rankings after 
mashing THE MOLE like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  Ya know, some days it 
doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  OSTMAN lost to THIRD BASE SPOCK and drops 7 
points.  Our battling duelmaster 1977 AMC MATADOR has managed to hold the title, 
fending off KHALHUMS DWARF's none too subtle advances.  Better luck next time, 
RODEKI.  4 out of 5 gladiators surveyed protect the body, so try and avoid aiming at 
that location.   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the RODEKI arena.  And hey, 
kiddies, those of you who didn't avoid HIGHER PURPOSE, please raise you hand.  Wow.  
Does RODEKI really have that many liars?  And you guys like to boo me?  Well, unsling 
your rasberries, cause COLOR ME SUAVE beats feet every time HIGHER PURPOSE smiles at 
them.  Try farming, eh?  And who is this THE MOLE you ask, with 64 points and a 
14-21-1 record.  Ooh, the tales I could tell!  Challenging down 17 points was 
KANGAROO LIFEBOAT.  Pretty soon he'll be using two shields and selling 'T.P.:  The 
only way to clean up' pins.  Here is a definition of happiness:  ARERIS beat KANGAROO 
LIFEBOAT to go from 72 to 96 recognition points.  RED SKELTON of CLOWNING AROUND had 
better have a good reason for challenging down 13 points in a challenge which he won. 
I thought RED SKELTON showed great skill and promise when he overcame HANDSOME DOES.  
All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  Knowing when to use the right tactics at the proper time 
is a very important step on the road to Duelmaster.   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some tracks.  See ya 
next time I'm on this circuit!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ARERIS 4035                   7   1  0    96       WAY OF THE SWORD A3 (356)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THIRD BASE SPOCK 4167        14  12  0    94       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ADASHIR 4088                  8   5  0    85       HIGHER PURPOSE (363)
 KANGAROO LIFEBOAT 4186       17   5  1    77       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 FRANKENBUTT 4188             13   5  1    72       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 OSTMAN 4034                   6   3  1    70       WAY OF THE SWORD A3 (356)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE MOLE 4118                14  21  1    64       DELVERS (154)
 RED SKELTON 4153             12  13  0    59       CLOWNING AROUND (354)
-ALARIC 4086                   7   3  0    59       HIGHER PURPOSE (363)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HANDSOME DOES 4175            8  17  3    44       DELVERS (154)
 LA CHISELLE 4210              4   1  1    38       DELVERS (154)
-MONTY 3457                    4   3  0    37       RESCUE RANGERS (296)

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)
 GADGET 4193                   2   0  0    28       RESCUE RANGERS (296)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROCKJAW 4209                  4   1  1    20       DELVERS (154)
-TANALI 4217                   0   1  0     1       GLORYMILL 5 (380)
 PARMESAN VOMIT 4225           0   1  0     1       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
HANDSOME IS 4164      11 15 0 DELVERS 154           OSTMAN 4034           462         
MEAT 42A 4223          0  1 0 WAY OF THE SWORD  356 DARK CHAMPION 24      463 NONE    
MEAT 42B 4224          0  1 0 WAY OF THE SWORD  356 BANDIT PRINCE 25      463 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

7 June 2005
I am in the process of moving house, and spotlight writing for the next two months
will be very hit-and-miss. -- the Scribe

27 June 2005
ATTENTION ALL YOU ALLIANCE-TYPE PEOPLE:
For the purposes of tourney newsletter alliance listings (when I am able to do them),
you may only be listed in ONE alliance.  In other words, you have to choose!  If you
are a part of Englebert's Alliance and Englebert's Alliance is "part" of Ruthrauf's
Alliance, I will list you EITHER as part of Englebert's Alliance OR as part of
Ruthrauf's Alliance, NOT both.  The default would be the top-level alliance,
Ruthrauf's, in this example.  If you'd rather be listed separately, let me know and I
will do so, but that will be the only listing you get. -- The Saint, keeper of ever-
more-complicated lists

29 Jun 2005
The Company of Brothers (TCB) welcomes two new members to our alliance...Liam the
Goth and Buddy Lee.  We have no doubt that they will prove to be assets to our
alliance and the general dueling community. -- Baphomet, co-founder, T.C.B.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MEAT 42A was dealt death by DARK CHAMPION in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
MEAT 42B was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
OSTMAN was handily defeated by THIRD BASE SPOCK in a 1 minute Challenge match.
KANGAROO LIFEBOAT was viciously subdued by ARERIS in a 3 minute Challenge Title brawl.
FRANKENBUTT overpowered THE MOLE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
RED SKELTON bested HANDSOME DOES in a 1 minute veteran's Challenge duel.
1977 AMC MATADOR savagely defeated KHALHUMS DWARF in a 2 minute gory master's brawl.
LA CHISELLE handily defeated CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute uneven melee.
GADGET vanquished PARMESAN VOMIT in a 2 minute one-sided duel.
ROCKJAW vanquished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL     16 -   4 -  0      80  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         TOTAL PARRY       10 -   6 -  0      63  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW         8 -   5 -  1      62  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -   5 -  2      62  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -   6 -  0      57  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         SLASHING ATTACK   13 -  10 -  1      57  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-STRIKE      16 -  14 -  0      53  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         LUNGING ATTACK     6 -   6 -  1      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         BASHING ATTACK    13 -  15 -  0      46  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -  16 -  0      16  |

Turn 463 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     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  2         2  BASHING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  PARRY-STRIKE   
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   ARERIS 4035                 7   1  0   96 WAY OF THE SWORD A3 (356)
BASHING ATTACK   THIRD BASE SPOCK 4167      14  12  0   94 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
PARRY-STRIKE     KANGAROO LIFEBOAT 4186     17   5  1   77 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
PARRY-LUNGE      FRANKENBUTT 4188           13   5  1   72 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
STRIKING ATTACK  OSTMAN 4034                 6   3  1   70 WAY OF THE SWORD A3 (356)
AIMED BLOW       LA CHISELLE 4210            4   1  1   38 DELVERS (154)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is THIRD BASE SPOCK 4167.  The most popular warrior 
this turn was ARERIS 4035.  The ten other most popular fighters were GADGET 4193, RED 
SKELTON 4153, THIRD BASE SPOCK 4167, FRANKENBUTT 4188, HANDSOME DOES 4175, LA 
CHISELLE 4210, MEAT 42A 4223, MEAT 42B 4224, KANGAROO LIFEBOAT 4186, and ROCKJAW 
4209.

The least popular fighter this week was PARMESAN VOMIT 4225.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were THE MOLE 4118, OSTMAN 4034, ROCKJAW 4209, KANGAROO LIFEBOAT 
4186, MEAT 42B 4224, MEAT 42A 4223, LA CHISELLE 4210, HANDSOME DOES 4175, FRANKENBUTT 
4188, and THIRD BASE SPOCK 4167.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

1977 AMC MATADOR (42-4116) COLOR ME SUAVE (322)

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XXXIX

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
VULTUREMAN 3394 (140-45-4)             6  3  0         LEGENDS OF STEELE    
BLUE ZIG 3078 (82-91-6)                2  3  0         ALL YOUR BASE        
TAIL BANDIT 2097 (83-44-2)             1  4  0         TAIL BANDITS         
URIEL 761 (147-137-10)                 1  4  0         ARCHANGEL            

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GOLDEN BEAR 757 (94-87-0)              6  3  0         THE BEARS            
DOONE 1183 (57-43-5)                   1  4  0         FLAGG 16             
JANET RENO 3823 (41-67-1)              1  4  0         I'M SO SEXY          
CONSTANCE 3875 (20-25-2)               0  5  0         FLAGG'S FIVE         
RODEKI RAMBLER 1158 (35-56-0)          0  5  0         FLAGG 16             

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
STUPID SEXY FLANDERS 3836 (22-18-0)    7  3  0         I'M SO SEXY          

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CRIX BREMOORE 4091 (13-9-1)            2  3  0         FLAGG'S FIVE         
MASUMII 4117 (11-8-0)                  1  3  0         FLAGG'S FIVE         

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
RED SKELTON 4153 (7-11-0)              3  3  0         CLOWNING AROUND      
BLAZING BLUR 4136 (10-4-0)             2  3  1         FLAGG'S FIVE         

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
RIMA ADLER 4187 (8-2-1)                3  3  0         FLAGG'S FIVE         

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BOB THE IMPALER 4196 (3-1-0)           8  3  0         WHAT A TEAM!         
BRUTICUS 4096 (0-0-0)                  2  3  0         DECEPTICONS          
PREDAKING 4098 (1-1-0)                 1  3  0         DECEPTICONS          

FRESHMEN FOOLS TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BOZO 4016 (22-30-0)                    0  3  0         CLOWNING AROUND      

CHAMPIONS FOOLS TOURNEY                W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
VIRTUOS VIXEN 4092 (13-8-0)            1  3  0         FLAGG'S FIVE         

INITIATES FOOLS TOURNEY                W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
AENEAS 4140 (4-2-1)                    0  3  0         HIGHER PURPOSE       

ROOKIES FOOLS TOURNEY                  W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GADGET 4193 (0-0-0)                    1  3  0         RESCUE RANGERS