DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/11/2006    Duedate: 03/24/2006

RODEKI ARENA

DM-42    TURN-481

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

KANGAROO LIFEBOAT
COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
(42-4186) [24-16-1,112]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

KANGAROO LIFEBOAT              CUSTARD
COLOR ME SUAVE (322)           WHO KNOWS? (388)
(42-4186) [24-16-1,112]        (42-4346) [1-0-0,28]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HANDSOME DOES                  ROCKSOCK
DELVERS (154)                  DELVERS (154)
(42-4175) [12-31-3,70]         (42-4253) [1-4-0,7]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

 (94)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. COLOR ME SUAVE (322)        30
2. WHO KNOWS? (388)            16      COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
3. WIND STORM (219)            15      Unchartered Team
4. DELVERS (154)                3
5. IT HAILED TODAY (387)        3       (94)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*KLK RANGE HAMMERZ (379)    4   0  0  100   1/ 1 WIND STORM (219)          6  5 0
 2/ 0*WHO KNOWS? (388)           1   0  0  100   2/ 2 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)      6  5 0
 3/ 0*IT HAILED TODAY (387)      1   0  0  100   3/ 3 DELVERS (154)             6  9 0
 4/ 2 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)     405 286 19 58.6   4- 4*KLK RANGE HAMMERZ (379)   2  0 0
 5/ 3 WIND STORM (219)          49  38  6 56.3   5/ 0*WHO KNOWS? (388)          1  0 0
 6/ 4 DELVERS (154)            425 593 11 41.7   6/ 0*IT HAILED TODAY (387)     1  0 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.

     Sorry to interrupt your reign, Su-Chi.  You were getting a little cocky and
frankly, nobody in Rodeki's that good.  Not even you.  Especially not me.  I imagine
you and your teammates will beat up on me and my teammates for the next few turns,
although I should get an invite out of this place fairly soon.  I don't look forward
to fighting on the Isle, where I expect I'll get pummeled with even more regularity.
     I'd love to stay up here until I get that call, though, so I'm avoiding you, Su.
Doubt it'll work and if your challenge gets through, we'll play some rock-paper-
scissors to see who'll sit here next turn.
     Suave said he's also holding the thrones in Talcama and Talahya.  At this rate,
someone might mistake him for a real manager.  I won't make that mistake. -- Kangaroo
Lifeboat

                                      SPY REPORT

     So why do I have this bag over my head?  Because I am The Unknown Spymaster and 
I'm going to give you a spy report!.  Hey everybody, watch out for CUSTARD, who flew 
up 16 points in the rankings after mashing LEAFCUTTER BEAL like a melon.  Keep your 
eye on this gal.  And falling like a basher in the top ten was LEAFCUTTER BEAL, who 
dropped 13 points after a disappointing (to say the least) bout with CUSTARD.  The 
most challenged warrior this week was KANGAROO LIFEBOAT.  If this keeps up, our 
Duelmaster's going to need more avoids!  SU-CHI got through to the Duelmaster this 
turn.  No doubt she was more than anxious to kick KANGAROO LIFEBOAT's tail out of the 
throne!  Going for the gusto and coming up with aught but bloody knuckles was WIND 
STORM's SU-CHI, who was turned away from the Duelmastership by KANGAROO LIFEBOAT.  4 
out of 5 gladiators surveyed protect the body, so try and avoid aiming at that 
location.   
     Here is other news that is of note.  And hey, kiddies, those of you who didn't 
avoid COLOR ME SUAVE, please raise you hand.  Wow.  Does RODEKI really have that many 
liars?  For those of you who like math, try this one:  COLOR ME SUAVE + Weapons That 
go Boom = WIND STORM + Avoid City.  Getting lots of flowers from sympathetic fans was 
HANDSOME DOES, who was successfully challenged by FOUR OF SPADES who had a mere 17 
points more than HANDSOME DOES.  Definition of petty:  FOUR OF SPADES bested HANDSOME 
DOES, a mismatch of 17 points.   
     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.   
     Well, there's the manager of the RODEKI giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 
'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  Well, there goes another Spy Report.  
Good luck in next week's fights.  Its been real, and its been fun, but it hasn't been 
real fun...-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KANGAROO LIFEBOAT 4186       24  16  1   112       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SU-CHI 2500                  11   8  2    95       WIND STORM (219)
 FOUR OF SPADES 4234          10   4  1    93       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NORTHERN PALADIN 2497        11   7  1    82       WIND STORM (219)
 HANDSOME DOES 4175           12  31  3    70       DELVERS (154)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROCKJAW 4209                 14   9  1    56       DELVERS (154)
 ROCK 2562                    10   4  1    55       WIND STORM (219)
 FREDIBAR 4236                 5   8  0    54       DELVERS (154)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOCKSTRAP JONES 4237          9   4  0    33       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 CUSTARD 4346                  1   0  0    28       WHO KNOWS? (388)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-QUICK DEAD HAMMER 4214        2   0  0    15       KLK RANGE HAMMERZ (379)
-JOHN WAYNE HAMMER 4213        2   0  0    15       KLK RANGE HAMMERZ (379)
 BLOCK OF ICE 4306             1   0  0    15       IT HAILED TODAY (387)
 LEAFCUTTER BEAL 4268          2   2  0     8       DELVERS (154)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROCKSOCK 4253                 1   4  0     7       DELVERS (154)
-STONE MOUNTAIN 4245           0   2  0     6       WIND STORM (219)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
LEAF? NO 4274          0  1 0 COLOR ME SUAVE 322    SHEWISH GIANT 21      481 NONE    
LEAF? NO THANKS 4275   0  1 0 COLOR ME SUAVE 322    STONE GOLEM 26        481 NONE    
LA CHISELLE 4210       8 11 1 DELVERS 154           FOUR OF SPADES 4234   477 NOT REVE
STORM GIANT 4238       0  1 0 WIND STORM 219        WURM KIN 27           481 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Kangaroo Lifeboat -- Congratulations on taking the Throne from me.  It is well
deserved.  I feel you will receive your invite shortly, if you win this next fight
between us. -- Su-Chi

Handsome Does -- I see.  And when will this 'peg taking' occur? -- Northern Paladin

Fredibar -- Who might that be? -- Rock

Four of Spades -- Heck, all I had was a trey. -- Handsome Does

Jockstrap Jones -- I am glad that I am a golem and have no need of your...services.
That device appears most peculiar. -- Rocksock

Northern Paladin -- You orcs are perverse.  I knew it all along. -- Rockjaw

Rock -- (crossly)  They wouldn't let me bring the hammer, the drills, the blasting
powder....  (sigh)  I could have dealt with you easily if I'd had the proper tools.
-- Fredibar

The Convicted Thief is pathetic. -- Leafcutter Beal
P.S.  But then, we all knew that.

Rock -- You cannot suppose I REMEMBER what my record was that long ago?  But probably
better than my current one.  That is our normal pattern, a good start, but then the
rest of the arena takes our measure and crushes us underfoot.  It's a hard life, but
it beats no life. -- Handsome Does

Northern Paladin -- Perverse!  Why should you force little old ladies to cross the
street? -- Rockjaw

Ed. -- Quartzite doesn't need room to talk.  It can talk even in grotesquely cramped
spaces. -- Handsome Does

     Really?  Is it still intelligible? -- Ed.

Keldon Warlord -- As soon as I mention to someone that I'm looking for a nice little
war to occupy a gladiator, everyone starts telling me how peaceful they are.  But I'm
still looking. -- the Scribe

22 February 2006
The Olympics have arrived!

The Mordanti Olympics, having been gone for six years, have returned to the Mordanti
Alliance, sponsored by Amicitia Primoris.  Teams have competed against each other for
recognition and notoriety four times in the past.  It is far past time for the fifth
Mordanti Olympics to be held.  The Mordanti Olympics shall be held in the Mordant
arena (DM-1) from May 1st (T544) through Oct 30 (T557).  There will be a
'registration period' lasting until T543, where teams will be allowed to register by
activating in Mordant and declaring their participation in the personals.  Rules will

be posted in the Mordant arena (DM-1) newsletter no later than T543, but shall be
available online before then.  An announcement will be made as to where they will be
posted.  Prizes will be awarded to the winners.

Lord Xiang
Amicitia Primoris
amicitia@gwi.net
http://amicitiaprimoris.gotdns.com

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

LEAF? NO was dealt death by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
STORM GIANT was slaughtered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
LEAF? NO THANKS was put to death by STONE GOLEM in a 4 minute Dark Arena match.
SU-CHI was defeated by KANGAROO LIFEBOAT in a 2 minute master's Challenge Title duel.
FOUR OF SPADES overpowered HANDSOME DOES in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
NORTHERN PALADIN bested VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 4 minute veteran's duel.
ROCK savagely defeated JOCKSTRAP JONES in a unpopular 8 minute gory brawl.
FREDIBAR handily defeated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute uneven melee.
ROCKJAW vanquished FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
ROCKSOCK lost to BLOCK OF ICE in a popular 6 minute novice's duel.
LEAFCUTTER BEAL was overpowered by CUSTARD in a 1 minute one-sided melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY       13 -   8 -  0      62  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    16 -  11 -  3      59  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -   6 -  0      54  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         BASHING ATTACK     7 -   6 -  0      54  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         WALL OF STEEL     11 -  10 -  0      52  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -   7 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         AIMED BLOW         5 -   7 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -  13 -  0      19  |

Turn 481 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-STRIKE       1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         2  WALL OF STEEL  
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-STRIKE     KANGAROO LIFEBOAT 4186     24  16  1  112 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
LUNGING ATTACK   SU-CHI 2500                11   8  2   95 WIND STORM (219)
TOTAL PARRY      NORTHERN PALADIN 2497      11   7  1   82 WIND STORM (219)
STRIKING ATTACK  ROCKJAW 4209               14   9  1   56 DELVERS (154)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is HANDSOME DOES 4175.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was ROCKSOCK 4253.  The ten other most popular fighters were LEAF? NO THANKS 
4275, NORTHERN PALADIN 2497, SU-CHI 2500, KANGAROO LIFEBOAT 4186, FOUR OF SPADES 
4234, LEAF? NO 4274, FREDIBAR 4236, ROCKJAW 4209, CUSTARD 4346, and STORM GIANT 4238.

The least popular fighter this week was ROCK 2562.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were JOCKSTRAP JONES 4237, BLOCK OF ICE 4306, LEAFCUTTER BEAL 4268, HANDSOME 
DOES 4175, STORM GIANT 4238, CUSTARD 4346, ROCKJAW 4209, FREDIBAR 4236, LEAF? NO 
4274, and FOUR OF SPADES 4234.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

KANGAROO LIFEBOAT (42-4186) COLOR ME SUAVE (322)