DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/01/2006    Duedate: 07/14/2006

RODEKI ARENA

DM-42    TURN-489

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ROCKJAW
DELVERS (154)
(42-4209) [19-12-1,101]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ROCKJAW                        QUICK DEAD HAMMER
DELVERS (154)                  KLK RANGE HAMMERZ (379)
(42-4209) [19-12-1,101]        (42-4214) [3-2-1,30]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HANDSOME DOES                  ROCKJAW
DELVERS (154)                  DELVERS (154)
(42-4175) [13-38-3,80]         (42-4209) [19-12-1,101]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DELVERS (154)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. COLOR ME SUAVE (322)        62
2. DELVERS (154)               31      RESCUE RANGERS (296)
3. RESCUE RANGERS (296)        12      Unchartered Team
4. KLK RANGE HAMMERZ (379)     -2
5. WIND STORM (219)            -5      KLK RANGE HAMMERZ (379)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 3 RESCUE RANGERS (296)      17  11  0 60.7   1/ 1 DELVERS (154)             8  7 0
 2/ 2*KLK RANGE HAMMERZ (379)    6   4  1 60.0   2/ 2 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)      7  6 1
 3/ 4 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)     422 307 20 57.9   3/ 3 RESCUE RANGERS (296)      4  0 0
 4/ 5 WIND STORM (219)          58  44  6 56.9   4/ 4 WIND STORM (219)          3  1 0
 5/ 6 DELVERS (154)            445 613 12 42.1   5/ 5*KLK RANGE HAMMERZ (379)   2  4 1

    '*'   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.

Considering that this column has been quiet, at least recently, I thought I would
step up and say something.  Not that what I have to say is important, really, it's
just that there should ALWAYS be something posted here.

I snuck up and took the throne in a truly orcish manner. *grin*  Everyone thought I
was gone, but NOPE!!  *chuckle*  I am not here long, really, only one, maybe two
turns.  Either way, I am looking forward to seeing you all here again for one more
turn.

Your orcish Duelmaster,

Northern Paladin

                                      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!  
Advancing in the rankings was COLOR ME SUAVE who went from last turn's 417-307-19, to 
this week's record of 422-307-20.  Hey everybody, watch out for COLD TAMALE, who flew 
up 13 points in the rankings after mashing CONVICTED THIEF like a melon.  Keep your 
eye on this guy.  And falling like a basher in the top ten was LEAFCUTTER BEAL, who 
dropped 4 points after a disappointing (to say the least) bout with CHIP.  In front 
of all the crowds, ROCKJAW took the Duelmaster's crown for his own.  I give the bum 
two weeks.  Can you believe they are paying me 10 gold to deliver this stuff?   
     Here is other news that is of note.  And hey, kiddies, those of you who didn't 
avoid DELVERS, please raise you hand.  Wow.  Does RODEKI really have that many liars? 
Okay, so I may not be funny, but catch RESCUE RANGERS' act in the arena.  Those 
acrobats seem to be fairly deft at running from DELVERS.   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  Remember:  alliances are great, but try and take your ally 
in the arena with you and see what happens.   
     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 fun, and I'm sure you enjoyed it (boos).  
Now that I've got you worked up for Snide Clemens, I'll be leaving-- The Unknown 
Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROCKJAW 4209                 19  12  1   101       DELVERS (154)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NORTHERN PALADIN 2497        14  10  1    87       WIND STORM (219)
 FREDIBAR 4236                12   9  0    87       DELVERS (154)
 HANDSOME DOES 4175           13  38  3    80       DELVERS (154)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHIP 4201                     5   2  0    62       RESCUE RANGERS (296)
 GADGET 4193                   6   0  0    60       RESCUE RANGERS (296)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ROCK 2562                    11   6  1    54       WIND STORM (219)
 JOCKSTRAP JONES 4237         11  10  1    50       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
-MONTY 3457                    5   4  0    41       RESCUE RANGERS (296)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LEAFCUTTER BEAL 4268          6   6  1    31       DELVERS (154)
 ROCKSOCK 4253                 4   9  0    30       DELVERS (154)
 QUICK DEAD HAMMER 4214        3   2  1    30       KLK RANGE HAMMERZ (379)
 STONE MOUNTAIN 4245           3   2  0    26       WIND STORM (219)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOHN WAYNE HAMMER 4213        3   2  0    21       KLK RANGE HAMMERZ (379)
 COLD TAMALE 4378              1   0  0    13       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 DISPOSABLE GOLDFISH 4380      1   0  0    13       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 SCADDIE 4381                  1   0  0    13       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOP 4382                      1   0  0    13       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
FRATSFA SLAVE 7        0  1 0   1                   JOCKSTRAP JONES 4237  489 NONE    
TWO HALF LEAVES 4357   1  3 0 COLOR ME SUAVE 322    PATCH 4360            485 REVENGED
HAT JIM 4363           2  3 0 COLOR ME SUAVE 322    QUICK DEAD HAMME 4214 487 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

JE -- (re T486) You're welcome! -- Lord Xiang

Sentinel -- Howdy-ho!  Fancy running into you here. -- Lord Xiang
P.S.  Should go ahead and do that DA thing next turn.  Why wait?  *grin*

Hammer -- Welcome back!  Hope you can stick around longer than tourney timing this
time out. -- Lord Xiang

Rocksock and Leafcutter Beal -- With this crowd (esp. Sentinel and Suave!!!), I would
tone down the lubricant comments. -- Lord Xiang

Patch -- How'd you manage that one?  I avenged Two Half Leaves, it claims as much in
the DA reports, and you're 2-0-1?  I don't know where you found your Wayback Machine,
but I don't think they're legal in Alastari.  It's not my fault that you only learned
one skill; you should've paid attention while I was pounding on you. -- Deadly Four
of Spades

Sentinel -- Whenever you want to show and hang for a bit, you're always welcome to
catch a brew at Arthur's.  Rumor has it the rest of the LBA will eventually show up
here again, but with TOGS, the Mordanti Olympics, and whatever else, I'm happy to
keep the arena warm. -- Suave

Any Rodeki historian know how many wins it'll take for the all-time lead here?  Do I
only need to pass the Delvers? -- Suave

Lord Xiang -- Sorry to steal an award from you; had you sent someone to the DA, you
could've picked up some cheap recognition points and taken Team on the Move as well.
Should we expect Northern Paladin to hang out until he graduates?  I expect he'll
fight free until then. -- Suave

Fredibar -- Remember back when I used to pick on you every fight?  How come you got
better and I still suck?  -- Jockstrap Jones

Northern Paladin -- Good!  Us rock-jawed heroes don't do Duel2Dude's columns, but YOU
can.  Paladins always like to strut. -- Rockjaw

M. Chardinee's insurance has lapsed.  That was good for a laugh. -- Fredibar

The Convicted Assassin "really hurt."  I would not normally wish that on anybody, but
he needed it to understand how his victims felt. -- Handsome Does

Chip -- I do not deal with chips.  I am made for bigger rocks. -- Rocksock

John Wayne Hammer -- If you're not a leaf, I'm not interested. -- Leafcutter Beal

6 June 2006
To those involved, no, I have not abandoned your stories.  But I've been letting them
drift, and that has to stop, so I am taking the time to make sure that I know where
they are going, more than just "what happens next" dreamed up on the fly, before
resuming work on them.  No new stories will be started until at least one of the old
ones has concluded, for the same reason:  quantity can't substitute for quality.
Your patience in this matter is appreciated. -- the Scribe

20 June 2006
Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire
Our newest Dark Knight disrespected?!?!?!  ARE THEY SERIOUS?!?!  If at all possible,
let's get over to 31.  I'm on the way.  Let's get 'em. -- Dark Knight Osiris

26 June 2006
To those interested, G.E.C.K.O., Inc, is looking for able-bodied warriors to embark
on a dangerous mission.  Those interested (or for more details) diplo me at:
Juice, DM 93, mgr. Arena Masters, Inc -- Juice

30 June 2006
All -- I am looking for able bodied warriors, magic-wielding wizards, faith-healing
clerics, and quick-handed thieves to begin a quest requested by the Emperor of the
Southern Kingdom of Crailmia.  All interested parties can diplo me in arena 93 --
Noblish Island, c/o Will-O-Wisps (1422) or write to me at -- Robert Bennett, 317173,
4269 West M-80, Kincheloe, Mi 49784. -- the Lightbearer, mgr. Will-O-Wisps

1 July 2006
BROTHER KNIGHTS OF THE DESOLATE EMPIRE -- Hail brothers where ever you are to be
found!  We are engaging in arena 31.  Let them feel our wrath.  Onward to glory!!! --
Dark knight Blackstorm

1 July 2006
Soultaker -- Read your e-mail! -- Guardian

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

NORTHERN PALADIN was bested by ROCKJAW in a 2 minute master's Title fight.
HANDSOME DOES was demolished by VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
FREDIBAR viciously subdued VETERAN MERCENARY in a popular 2 minute gory contest.
LEAFCUTTER BEAL was demolished by CHIP in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
JOCKSTRAP JONES slaughtered FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
GADGET overpowered QUICK DEAD HAMMER in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
ROCKSOCK savagely defeated JOHN WAYNE HAMMER in a 2 minute gruesome melee.
STONE MOUNTAIN unbelievably bested EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 4 minute gruesome duel.
COLD TAMALE overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute uneven duel.
DISPOSABLE GOLDFISH overpowered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
SCADDIE handily defeated MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
MOP demolished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute mismatched match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         LUNGING ATTACK    14 -   5 -  0      74  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         TOTAL PARRY       16 -   8 -  0      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL     12 -   9 -  1      57  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   6 -  1      54  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW         8 -   7 -  2      53  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -  10 -  0      52  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   8 -  0      27  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -  13 -  0      24  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 489 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  ROCKJAW 4209               19  12  1  101 DELVERS (154)
TOTAL PARRY      NORTHERN PALADIN 2497      14  10  1   87 WIND STORM (219)
WALL OF STEEL    FREDIBAR 4236              12   9  0   87 DELVERS (154)
LUNGING ATTACK   CHIP 4201                   5   2  0   62 RESCUE RANGERS (296)
AIMED BLOW       GADGET 4193                 6   0  0   60 RESCUE RANGERS (296)
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 ROCKJAW 4209.  The ten other most popular fighters were FREDIBAR 4236, 
ROCKSOCK 4253, CHIP 4201, GADGET 4193, JOHN WAYNE HAMMER 4213, COLD TAMALE 4378, 
NORTHERN PALADIN 2497, JOCKSTRAP JONES 4237, QUICK DEAD HAMMER 4214, and DISPOSABLE 
GOLDFISH 4380.

The least popular fighter this week was STONE MOUNTAIN 4245.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were LEAFCUTTER BEAL 4268, HANDSOME DOES 4175, MOP 4382, SCADDIE 
4381, DISPOSABLE GOLDFISH 4380, QUICK DEAD HAMMER 4214, JOCKSTRAP JONES 4237, 
NORTHERN PALADIN 2497, COLD TAMALE 4378, and JOHN WAYNE HAMMER 4213.