DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/27/2005    Duedate: 09/09/2005

RODEKI ARENA

DM-42    TURN-467

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

THIRD BASE SPOCK
COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
(42-4167) [18-12-0,125]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

THIRD BASE SPOCK               BOB THE IMPALER
COLOR ME SUAVE (322)           WHAT A TEAM! (376)
(42-4167) [18-12-0,125]        (42-4196) [5-1-0,53]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

THIRD BASE SPOCK               HANDSOME DOES
COLOR ME SUAVE (322)           DELVERS (154)
(42-4167) [18-12-0,125]        (42-4175) [9-20-3,50]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DELVERS (154)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE DREAMING (374)          52
2. COLOR ME SUAVE (322)        17      CLOWNING AROUND (354)
3. HIGHER PURPOSE (363)        16      Unchartered Team
4. WHAT A TEAM! (376)          14
5. CLOWNING AROUND (354)       13      WHAT A TEAM! (376)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*WHAT A TEAM! (376)         5   1  0 83.3   1/ 1 DELVERS (154)             8  4 0
 2/ 0*BLITZKRIEG (375)           3   1  0 75.0   2/ 2 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)      5  9 0
 3/ 3 CLOWNING AROUND (354)     79  53  1 59.8   3/ 0*THE DREAMING (374)        4  1 3
 4/ 2 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)     372 253 18 59.5   4/ 3 CLOWNING AROUND (354)     3  0 0
 5/ 0*THE DREAMING (374)         7   5  4 58.3   5/ 4*WHAT A TEAM! (376)        2  0 0
 6/ 4 HIGHER PURPOSE (363)      29  28  4 50.9   6/ 0*BLITZKRIEG (375)          1  0 0
 7/ 5 WAY OF THE SWORD A (356)  22  22  2 50.0   7/ 5 WAY OF THE SWORD A (356)  1  1 0
 8/ 6 DELVERS (154)            402 548 11 42.3   8/ 6 HIGHER PURPOSE (363)      1  3 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of RODEKI!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  ADASHIR caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested FRANKENBUTT and was awarded 16 points 
in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, ADASHIR put down 
FRANKENBUTT, causing him to lose 9 points of recognition in the process.  Not for 
nothing has THIRD BASE SPOCK in the past laid claim to the Duelmaster's throne, and 
this week he's proven his combat skill yet again.  Would you believe that over half 
of the old women in RODEKI seem to feel that they could fight better than you 
gladiators?   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city RODEKI.  RODEKI, city of gladiators!  Mighty among the names of thy 
guilds is WAY OF THE SWORD A3, a guild shunned and avoided by many in the weekly 
duels.  Methinks more than a few here could name the guild it was that spent the 
better part of last week avoiding WAY OF THE SWORD A3.  Indeed it was CLOWNING 
AROUND.  Loose talk at the arena has reached my ears and it but confirms the 
knowledge that many fighters are after THE MOLE.  Watch your back!  A match that 
raised a few eyebrows at the games this week, it seems that BOB THE IMPALER posted a 
TV challenge against the more highly recognized HANDSOME DOES.  The results, you ask? 
Well, the firebrand BOB THE IMPALER beat HANDSOME DOES.  Remember warriors, this is 
the discipline of steel.   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Some say a warrior is judged by the way he bears 
arms.  One thing is sure, better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!   
     The girls are as pretty in RODEKI as ever I remembered them....and the fighters 
as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  More than a sharp eye must I keep, indeed 
a stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari await me!  
Till next we meet remember - the pen is mightier than the sword, but a maul is a 
different story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THIRD BASE SPOCK 4167        18  12  0   125       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OSTMAN 4034                   8   3  1    97       WAY OF THE SWORD A3 (356)
 ADASHIR 4088                  9   6  0    96       HIGHER PURPOSE (363)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ARERIS 4035                   7   3  0    90       WAY OF THE SWORD A3 (356)
 RED SKELTON 4153             16  13  0    88       CLOWNING AROUND (354)
 THE MOLE 4118                16  23  1    76       DELVERS (154)
 FRANKENBUTT 4188             15   7  1    70       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LA CHISELLE 4210              7   2  1    63       DELVERS (154)
-ALARIC 4086                   7   4  0    63       HIGHER PURPOSE (363)
 KANGAROO LIFEBOAT 4186       17   9  1    61       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOB THE IMPALER 4196          5   1  0    53       WHAT A TEAM! (376)
 HANDSOME DOES 4175            9  20  3    50       DELVERS (154)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-AENEAS 4140                   4   2  1    33       HIGHER PURPOSE (363)
 LAYLA 4182                    3   1  0    33       BLITZKRIEG (375)
 UTENA 4171                    2   0  2    29       THE DREAMING (374)
-NIKIAS 4138                   4   4  1    27       HIGHER PURPOSE (363)
 AKROMA 4173                   2   0  0    27       THE DREAMING (374)
 ROCKJAW 4209                  7   2  1    24       DELVERS (154)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOHAN 4178                    2   0  1    23       THE DREAMING (374)
 BETTERMAN 4179                1   1  1    18       THE DREAMING (374)
 INASU 4172                    0   2  0     2       THE DREAMING (374)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
EMBEZZLING SCRIBE 5    0  1 0   1                   BETTERMAN 4179        467 NONE    
MORDANT DESERTER 2     0  1 0   1                   GOHAN 4178            467 NONE    
EMBEZZLING SCRIBE 5    0  1 0   1                   UTENA 4171            467 NONE    
PARMESAN VOMIT 4225    1  4 0 COLOR ME SUAVE 322    HIGH ELF 19           467 NONE    
NOT YES 4228           0  1 0 COLOR ME SUAVE 322    SPYMASTER 22          467 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Alaric -- You might be some kind of hot-shot gall or tootin' or something, but I am
the Mole, and I can burrow under just about anything. -- The Mole

Captured Orc?  Why would I WANT a captured orc?  There are too many orcs around,
anyway.  They're competition, and I don't need the competition. -- La Chiselle

The Userous Merchant had better WATCH OUT if the jeers from the crowd are anything to
go by. -- Handsome Does

Osksi's got a mighty poor class of nobles, at least, of the ones they export.  I
suppose they're keeping the better ones at home. -- Rockjaw

4 August 2005
Ladies and Gentlemen...The Announcement You Have All Been Waiting For Is Here!!!!!!!!

ZalCon3...The Rebirth!!!!!!! 

The Rules Are Simple, The Prizes Are Awesome, The Competition Fierce!

Where:  Dullens (DM13)  When:  October 8th, 2005

The Rules:
Every Manager Must DA Their Entire Team On The First Turn They Enter The Contest.
All Warriors DA'd In This Manner MUST Be At Zero FE And May Fight In The Contest If
They Live.  The Style Of The Warrior Must Be Present In The Name In A Non Ambiguous
Manner, Standard Abbreviations Accepted.  Scoring Starts On The 3rd Turn Of The
Contest Which Will Also Be The First Turn After The October Mail In.  Dead Warriors
May Be Entered From The Contest To Dead Apprentices ONLY--And With Zero FE!!!!!  All
Living Warriors May Be Entered Into Rookies or Apprentices For The October Mail In.

Scoring:
 1 Point For Each Win.
 1 Point For Each Kill.
-1 Point For Each Loss.
-1 Point For Each Death.

Categories:
Ultimate Style Master:  Warrior Of Any Style With The Most Style Master Points.
Top Team:  Team With The Most Points At The End Of The Contest.
Top Warrior:  Warrior With The Most Points At The End Of The Contest.
MVP Team:  Team With The Most Free Fight Awards At The End Of The Contest.
MVP Warrior:  Warrior With The Most Free Fight Awards At The End Of The Contest.
Style Master:  Warrior With The Most Points Vs. Style In Each Style At The End Of The
               Contest.
Warrior Top 11:  Next 10 Top Point Gaining Warriors At The End Of The Contest.
Iron Manager:  Any Manager With 100 Fights During The Contest (20 Turns Plus 2 Pre
               Turns).
***Special Category*** An Additional Top Team Award Will Be Granted For Each 5 Iron
Manager Awards Starting At 6.

Prizes:
Ultimate Style Master, Top Team, Top Warrior:  +1 To Bonus, Damage Bump, Free Train
                                              Or Learn 2 Skills, Favorites Knowledge.
MVP Team And MVP Warrior:  20 Rollups.

Style Master:  +1 To Bonus.
Warrior Top 11:  Free Train Or Learn 2 Skills. 
Iron Manager:  +1 To Bonus.

Please Contact Zalgor Prigg Via Diplo (Armor & Weapons DM102) or Email
(zalgor@hotmail.com) Should You Have Any Questions Or Wish A Free Team Rollup To Dark
Arena On Turn 1.

Disclaimer:  All Prizes Are To Be Used On Contest Team Only And Are Non Transferable.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

PARMESAN VOMIT was viciously butchered by HIGH ELF in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
NOT YES was murdered by SPYMASTER in a exciting 1 minute gory Dark Arena melee.
BOB THE IMPALER won victory over HANDSOME DOES in a 6 minute Challenge brawl.
ADASHIR overpowered FRANKENBUTT in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
RED SKELTON bested THE MOLE in a crowd pleasing 3 minute veteran's Challenge duel.
THIRD BASE SPOCK savagely defeated ARERIS in a popular 3 minute master's Title brawl.
OSTMAN vanquished KANGAROO LIFEBOAT in a 2 minute gruesome uneven duel.
LA CHISELLE overpowered AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute uneven duel.
ROCKJAW was overpowered by LAYLA in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
BETTERMAN put to death EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 2 minute novice's bout.
GOHAN murdered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute mismatched match.
AKROMA handily defeated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
INASU was savagely defeated by EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 2 minute bloody novice's brawl.
UTENA easily killed EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         AIMED BLOW         9 -   2 -  1      82  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         BASHING ATTACK    16 -   4 -  0      80  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   2 -  0      71  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -   7 -  3      65  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   4 -  1      64  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         LUNGING ATTACK     8 -   8 -  2      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         TOTAL PARRY        3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-STRIKE      10 -  16 -  0      38  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  10 -  0       9  |

Turn 467 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         1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  2         2  BASHING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         2  PARRY-STRIKE   
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   THIRD BASE SPOCK 4167      18  12  0  125 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
STRIKING ATTACK  OSTMAN 4034                 8   3  1   97 WAY OF THE SWORD A3 (356)
LUNGING ATTACK   ADASHIR 4088                9   6  0   96 HIGHER PURPOSE (363)
PARRY-LUNGE      FRANKENBUTT 4188           15   7  1   70 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       LA CHISELLE 4210            7   2  1   63 DELVERS (154)
PARRY-STRIKE     KANGAROO LIFEBOAT 4186     17   9  1   61 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
TOTAL PARRY      BOB THE IMPALER 4196        5   1  0   53 WHAT A TEAM! (376)
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 HANDSOME DOES 4175.  The ten other most popular fighters were RED 
SKELTON 4153, THIRD BASE SPOCK 4167, OSTMAN 4034, ADASHIR 4088, THE MOLE 4118, LA 
CHISELLE 4210, BETTERMAN 4179, LAYLA 4182, GOHAN 4178, and UTENA 4171.

The least popular fighter this week was ROCKJAW 4209.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were INASU 4172, AKROMA 4173, KANGAROO LIFEBOAT 4186, ARERIS 4035, 
FRANKENBUTT 4188, BOB THE IMPALER 4196, NOT YES 4228, PARMESAN VOMIT 4225, UTENA 
4171, and GOHAN 4178.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

THIRD BASE SPOCK (42-4167) COLOR ME SUAVE (322)