DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/29/2006    Duedate: 08/11/2006

RODEKI ARENA

DM-42    TURN-491

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ROCKJAW
DELVERS (154)
(42-4209) [20-13-1,91]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ROCKJAW                        QUICK DEAD HAMMER
DELVERS (154)                  KLK RANGE HAMMERZ (379)
(42-4209) [20-13-1,91]         (42-4214) [4-3-1,35]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HANDSOME DOES                  WOLVERINE
DELVERS (154)                  BEASTIAL LEGION (391)
(42-4175) [14-39-3,84]         (42-4374) [1-0-0,20]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

COLOR ME SUAVE (322)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BEASTIAL LEGION (391)       57
2. DELVERS (154)               14      COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
3. KLK RANGE HAMMERZ (379)     11      Unchartered Team
4. COLOR ME SUAVE (322)         0
5. BASH BROS. TOURIST (390)     0      BEASTIAL LEGION (391)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*BASH BROS. TOURIST (390)   1   0  1  100   1/ 1 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)     11  4 1
 2- 2 RESCUE RANGERS (296)      17  11  0 60.7   2/ 2 DELVERS (154)             8  7 0
 3/ 0*BEASTIAL LEGION (391)      3   2  0 60.0   3/ 0*BEASTIAL LEGION (391)     3  2 0
 4/ 3 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)     428 311 20 57.9   4- 3 RESCUE RANGERS (296)      2  0 0
 5- 4 WIND STORM (219)          58  44  6 56.9   5- 5*BASH BROS. TOURIST (390)  1  0 1
 6/ 5*KLK RANGE HAMMERZ (379)    7   7  1 50.0   6- 4 WIND STORM (219)          1  1 0
 7/ 6 DELVERS (154)            450 618 12 42.1   7/ 6*KLK RANGE HAMMERZ (379)   1  5 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.

      The Khalhums, or perhaps he's the Rodeki Dwarf was good enough to meet me on
the sands, since no regular warrior would.  He fought the good fight, but perhaps
because he knew that he would not be allowed to keep the title did he win, he did NOT
win.  Or it may be that I was a match for him, who can say?  Unless the Northern
Paladin returns to activity, I shall probably be matched with another standby.

                                    Handsome Does

                                      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.  Of course, we're all terribly 
impressed to see WOLVERINE win a fight and gain 20 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, 
WOLVERINE beat DISPOSABLE GOLDFISH and DISPOSABLE GOLDFISH lost 15 points.  You're 
breakin' my heart.  Our last turn's Duelmaster has lost, folks, lost to CONVICTED 
ASSASSIN, and HANDSOME DOES has made the way for a new Duelmaster!  With HANDSOME 
DOES clearing the throne, DELVERS of ROCKJAW takes a proud seat as RODEKI's new 
Duelmaster, by virtue of recognition points.  I'm not in a very good mood today, but 
why am I telling you this?  You want to know what's new, don't you, RODEKI?   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.  RODEKI, 
I am losing what little hope I had in you.  KLK RANGE HAMMERZ the most avoided team?  
What insult will suffice, I cannot say.  And who led the way in this mass act of 
cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was COLOR ME SUAVE.  Ha ha ha ha!  
Ooh, I'm frightfully impressed, JOHN WAYNE HAMMER was this turn's most challenged 
warrior.  Watch that ego swell, sports fans.   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  Titanium shields and bamboo daggers, guess what brave 
team is developing these kinds of weapons?   
     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.  Glad to see the back of 
this place-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROCKJAW 4209                 20  13  1    91       DELVERS (154)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-NORTHERN PALADIN 2497        14  10  1    87       WIND STORM (219)
 HANDSOME DOES 4175           14  39  3    84       DELVERS (154)
 FREDIBAR 4236                12  11  0    74       DELVERS (154)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CHIP 4201                     5   2  0    62       RESCUE RANGERS (296)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ROCK 2562                    11   6  1    54       WIND STORM (219)
 JOCKSTRAP JONES 4237         12  11  1    52       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 LEAFCUTTER BEAL 4268          8   6  1    48       DELVERS (154)
-MONTY 3457                    5   4  0    41       RESCUE RANGERS (296)
 QUICK DEAD HAMMER 4214        4   3  1    35       KLK RANGE HAMMERZ (379)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROCKSOCK 4253                 5  10  0    29       DELVERS (154)
 MOP 4382                      3   0  0    28       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
-STONE MOUNTAIN 4245           3   2  0    26       WIND STORM (219)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOHN WAYNE HAMMER 4213        3   4  0    23       KLK RANGE HAMMERZ (379)
 WOLVERINE 4374                1   0  0    20       BEASTIAL LEGION (391)
-STANDING AND GAWKING 4368     1   0  1    19       BASH BROS. TOURIST (390)
 BOBCAT 4373                   1   0  0    13       BEASTIAL LEGION (391)
 SCADDIE 4381                  2   1  0    12       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 THE TOMATO MAN 4383           1   0  0    11       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 BADGER 4375                   1   0  0     9       BEASTIAL LEGION (391)
 DISPOSABLE GOLDFISH 4380      2   1  0     7       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FERRET 4376                   0   1  0     5       BEASTIAL LEGION (391)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
BEAR 4377              0  1 0 BEASTIAL LEGION 391   DARK CHAMPION 24      491 NONE    
HAT JIM 4363           2  3 0 COLOR ME SUAVE 322    QUICK DEAD HAMME 4214 487 REVENGED
COLD TAMALE 4378       1  1 0 COLOR ME SUAVE 322    STANDING AND GAW 4368 490         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Standing & Gawking -- I see a pattern forming where one-turn teams enter the arena,
kill a Suavite, and ditch town.  I'm not a big fan.  If you're going to do the crime,
do some time. -- Suave
P.S.  Wow, you guys make it really hard to graduate a ripper.

     Suave -- Thanks for the resend! -- Ed.

Fredibar -- Soaking up the skills?  I'd be happy if someone could get the pee out of
my armor.  Maybe that's why I'm not so good a fighter. -- JJ

Handsome Does -- Preparing your farewell speeches, I hope?  Looks like you're due to
start a string of Delvers on the throne.  Enjoy it while it lasts. -- Disposable
Goldfish

So I never studied Kung-Fu.  Sue me. -- Rockjaw, not a master of kung-fu and not
ashamed of it, either

The Venomous Concubine, uh, Miss Lillio No, intimidates me, okay?  I get that way
sometimes.  I just couldn't hit her. -- Fredibar

Quick Dead Hammer -- I hope not!  That would be a waste of pulchritude. -- Leafcutter
Beal

John Wayne Hammer -- Did you think this was the Cottonwood?  Pace yourself, man! --
Rocksock

Veteran Mercenary -- At least you had something real to fight about. -- Fredibar the
resentful

Lillio No -- I believe I'll pass on that, thanks. -- Handsome Does

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

10 July 2006
The Dark Knights sat at the Dark Table with grim faces.  All present knew that there
could be no quarter.  The Forces of Desolation would be unleashed.  There would be no
turning back, no mercy and no hesitation to do what was necessary.  Teeth gritted and
knuckles whitened with fury as the IMPERIAL PROCLAMATION was signed by each Dark
Knight.
     AS OF JULY 1, 2006 -- WAR IS DECLARED ON THE ALLIANCE KNOWN AS THE VENDETTA
CARTEL.
     The Desolate Empire -- Dark Knights:  Ancient Creep, Blackstorm, Dok Sik, Goat,
Heathen, Hatebred, Kon, Osiris, Toker, Wasby the Great

14 July 2006
In response to the Desolate Empire's declaration of war, the Vendetta Cartel offers
the following response:

The members of the Vendetta Cartel can be found in 1, 8, 9, 10,  11, 14, 22, 25, 28,
31, 39, 45, 47, 50, 52, 54, 59, 60, 100, and 106.  Stop yapping in the all-arena ads,
pick an arena, issue a challenge, actually win something, and then maybe (and we
stress maybe) you may speak.  You may come to our home arenas (8, 31, and 47) and
confront us, but we suggest you learn to win in your own "home" arena (52) first.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BEAR was dealt death by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SCADDIE was devastated by QUICK DEAD HAMMER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
MOP viciously subdued JOHN WAYNE HAMMER in a 1 minute Challenge match.
HANDSOME DOES was overpowered by CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
ROCKJAW devastated KHALHUMS DWARF in a 2 minute gory uneven Title brawl.
FREDIBAR was unbelievably bested by KHALHUMS DWARF in a 3 minute master's match.
JOCKSTRAP JONES handily defeated ROCKSOCK in a 2 minute uneven melee.
LEAFCUTTER BEAL viciously subdued THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 2 minute gory duel.
DISPOSABLE GOLDFISH was viciously subdued by WOLVERINE in a 4 minute novice's duel.
FERRET was handily defeated by THE TOMATO MAN in a 2 minute one-sided bout.
BADGER subdued MORDANT DESERTER in a 2 minute amateur's match.
BOBCAT handily defeated MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided contest.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         LUNGING ATTACK    13 -   2 -  0      87  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -   5 -  1      64  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL     14 -  10 -  1      58  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         TOTAL PARRY       12 -   9 -  0      57  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -  11 -  0      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW         9 -  11 -  2      45  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   7 -  1      42  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -  12 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 491 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    
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  ROCKJAW 4209               20  13  1   91 DELVERS (154)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    FREDIBAR 4236              12  11  0   74 DELVERS (154)
SLASHING ATTACK  LEAFCUTTER BEAL 4268        8   6  1   48 DELVERS (154)
AIMED BLOW       QUICK DEAD HAMMER 4214      4   3  1   35 KLK RANGE HAMMERZ (379)
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 WOLVERINE 4374.  The ten other most popular fighters were FREDIBAR 4236, 
LEAFCUTTER BEAL 4268, ROCKJAW 4209, MOP 4382, ROCKSOCK 4253, THE TOMATO MAN 4383, 
BEAR 4377, QUICK DEAD HAMMER 4214, JOHN WAYNE HAMMER 4213, and JOCKSTRAP JONES 4237.

The least popular fighter this week was DISPOSABLE GOLDFISH 4380.  The other ten 
least popular fighters were HANDSOME DOES 4175, SCADDIE 4381, BOBCAT 4373, BADGER 
4375, FERRET 4376, JOCKSTRAP JONES 4237, JOHN WAYNE HAMMER 4213, QUICK DEAD HAMMER 
4214, BEAR 4377, and THE TOMATO MAN 4383.

               NEW TEAMS IN THE TEMPORARY TOURNAMENT ARENAS (DM 81/83)

Please note that all new teams created at the Face-to-Face were temporarily placed 
in a temporary Tournament Arena, DM 81 or DM 83.  If you requested that your team be 
placed in a specific arena, it has already transferred to that arena.  Any teams not 
transferred out of DM 81 and DM 83 by September 1st will be deleted.  If you have 
questions about any of your teams, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI