DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/23/2006    Duedate: 10/06/2006

RODEKI ARENA

DM-42    TURN-495

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ROCKJAW
DELVERS (154)
(42-4209) [24-13-1,111]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ROCKJAW                        WOLVERINE
DELVERS (154)                  BEASTIAL LEGION (391)
(42-4209) [24-13-1,111]        (42-4374) [3-2-0,43]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HANDSOME DOES                  ACELESS DEUCER
DELVERS (154)                  COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
(42-4175) [16-41-3,92]         (42-4388) [2-0-0,14]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DELVERS (154)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BEASTIAL LEGION (391)       35
2. KLK RANGE HAMMERZ (379)     34      COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
3. DELVERS (154)               14      Unchartered Team
4. COLOR ME SUAVE (322)       -10
                                       BEASTIAL LEGION (391)

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)     440 319 21 58.0   1/ 2 DELVERS (154)            10  5 0
 2/ 2*BEASTIAL LEGION (391)     12  12  2 50.0   2/ 1 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)      9  6 1
 3/ 4 KLK RANGE HAMMERZ (379)   10  12  1 45.5   3/ 3*BEASTIAL LEGION (391)     7  7 1
 4/ 3 DELVERS (154)            464 624 12 42.6   4/ 4 KLK RANGE HAMMERZ (379)   2  4 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.

      Nobody but the Veteran Mercenary cared enough to try for the title?  He'd never 
have gotten it, of course, because that sort of thing Isn't Done.  But at least he 
TRIED.

                                       Rockjaw

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, Warriors of RODEKI.  Allow this humble servant Novgorodny Vir to give 
you a respite from the fights in the form of this Spyreport.  COLOR ME SUAVE?  Who?  
DELVERS is the top team these days, buddies!  Practice pays for JOHN WAYNE HAMMER, 
who pummelled LEAFCUTTER BEAL, to pocket 22 points.  LEAFCUTTER BEAL certainly had a 
baffled expression on his face, after losing to JOHN WAYNE HAMMER and losing 17 
points in the process!  KHALHUMS DWARF found out that RODEKI isn't a democracy.  
You've gotta be the best to be Duelmaster here!  So who's the team that's been 
walking into taverns last week and ordering milk?  Sounds like a PR stunt to me.   
     And how sociable are RODEKI's warriors?  Come, let us see.  To quell some nasty 
rumors, the guys in KLK RANGE HAMMERZ are not carrying any incurable diseases.  No 
need to avoid 'em.  The warriors of KLK RANGE HAMMERZ found their efforts at combat 
frustrated as COLOR ME SUAVE apparently had more important things to do than fight.  
Is it charming personality?  Conversational abilities?  Good oral hygiene?  Whatever 
it is, ROCKSOCK is the most challenged warrior.  Mismatched by 13 points, BEAR beat 
THE TOMATO MAN.  Is this really worth noting?  I thought THE TOMATO MAN showed great 
skill and promise when he was subdued by BEAR.  All right, so I slept through it!  
Big deal!   
     Like the wind whispering among the pines, do hearest I many disquieting rumors.  
Oh hard!  that to strike a flame, the match itself must needs be wasting!   
     Do not think spyreporting in RODEKI is the highlight of my life.  As the seasons 
change, and the creatures of the wild change also, so do I feel a yearning to leave 
this place.  Like a mixed metaphor, and an overtaxed simile, I now bid RODEKI 
farewell-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROCKJAW 4209                 24  13  1   111       DELVERS (154)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HANDSOME DOES 4175           16  41  3    92       DELVERS (154)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FREDIBAR 4236                15  12  0    90       DELVERS (154)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROCKSOCK 4253                 8  11  0    66       DELVERS (154)
 JOCKSTRAP JONES 4237         15  12  1    58       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOHN WAYNE HAMMER 4213        5   6  0    50       KLK RANGE HAMMERZ (379)
 MOP 4382                      7   0  1    46       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 QUICK DEAD HAMMER 4214        5   6  1    43       KLK RANGE HAMMERZ (379)
 WOLVERINE 4374                3   2  0    43       BEASTIAL LEGION (391)
 LEAFCUTTER BEAL 4268         10   8  1    39       DELVERS (154)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BADGER 4375                   4   1  0    32       BEASTIAL LEGION (391)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SCADDIE 4381                  4   3  0    22       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 RHINO 4384                    3   1  2    21       BEASTIAL LEGION (391)
 ACELESS DEUCER 4388           2   0  0    14       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 BEAR 4387                     1   1  0    14       BEASTIAL LEGION (391)
 THE TOMATO MAN 4383           2   3  0     9       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 TERRESQUE 4386                0   2  0     2       BEASTIAL LEGION (391)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
CONVICTED THIEF 1      0  1 0   1                   RHINO 4384            495 NONE    
FERRET 4376            0  3 0 BEASTIAL LEGION 391   MOP 4382              493         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Leafcutter -- I'm all about streaking.  When we started our careers, I took Fredibar 
behind the shed a half dozen times.  Then he decided to whoop it up on me for the 
next sextet.  Lately, I've been enjoying our trysts (and those with Rocksock) to the 
tune of 5-1.  It'll be your turn soon enough, so long as you keep improving.  I 
don't. -- Jockstrap Jones

Beasties -- I'd apologize for the continued challenges, but it's not like I have a 
lot of options.  Feel free to use 322 in your avoid spots and we'll go the random 
route. -- Suave
P.S.  Who are you?

Harby -- You want to graduate your batch already?  My crew will be there shortly. -- 
Suave

Rhino -- Rock, paper, responsiveness tactic. -- Scaddie

Jockstrap Jones -- My teammates tell me that it's a good thing I'm a golem and can't 
smell things.  Little do they know!  My aerochemical analysis equipment is superb, in 
order that I might detect problems with gas in tunnels before they become acute.  
You, however, have already become acute. -- Rocksock
P.S.  Marsh gas, you know.

Ah, yes, that beacon of Andorian sensibilities, the Assassin!  It is to laugh. -- 
Handsome Does

I don't think the Assassin is Andorian.  He's an orc, and they don't seem to go for 
non-humans much, except shape-changers. -- Fredibar
P.S.  Of course, he might have TRAINED there.

Quick Dead Hammer -- Does this mean that, if presented with the opportunity, you will 
die quickly?  No delay?  Not that I have any particular intentions that way.  Just 
checking. -- Leafcutter Beal

26 August 2006
The Avengers of Light.  Another VC lackey?  What's the matter VC, are you scared?
Bringing in reinforcements.  It matters not, bring your avengers and they shall be
crushed!  I am Dark Knight Blackstorm and I represent the Desolate Empire and can
easily be found in 8, 28, 31, 47, 54, and 106.  I reply with steel and your women
shall cry when they start the body count!!!!!!!!!  Remember to sign your posts to
whoever from the VC wrote that earlier Ad. -- Dark Knight Blackstorm

4 September 2006
Civil War/The Crusades

The next edition of the Civil War series is to be held in Tobir, arena 14, beginning
November 25th with a round where all participating managers must DA all 5 of their
warriors; in addition all warriors must be prefixed with an A an F or a D in the
following manner:  A-Broke Stroker or (A) Broke Stroker.  Names simply beginning with
the letter of your federation will NOT count as properly prefixed!  Existing teams
are welcome but no warrior who survives the DA who had prior Fight Experience (arena
or tourney) will be allowed to score or challenge into the contest teams.  There will
be an equal number of teams set up for each of the three factions (Andorian, Free
Blades, and Delarquan) to create sides as equal as possible.  This along with the DA
round should set up pretty equal footing for all managers.  After the DA there will
be another round where you can either DA again or fight your new, or surviving,
warriors so they will be set up to challenge an opponent beginning on round 1.  So as
a recap DA round, turn 0, then turn 1 it begins with the following rules:

The Civil War to be held in arena 14.
- The contest runs for 10-28 turns (barring ties).
- No tourney participation allowed.  Teams with warriors participating in any
  tournament are disqualified.
- An even number of teams per faction worked out by the Faction Leaders.  No later
  substitutions are allowed.
- If a manager brings in a second team and challenges into the contest he is DQ'd and
  his side will fight one team short!
- Three factions will be participating:  Andorian, Delarquan, Free Blades
- Everyone prefixes their warrior with A-, F-, or D- (No prefix = disqualification of
  the warrior)
- Turn DA:  (The DA Round) November 25, 2006.  Every warrior must DA.  (Warriors not
  DA'd on Turn 0 are disqualified)
- Turn 0:  December 9th, 2006.  There will be no scoring this turn it is meant to
  allow for challenges on turn 1.
- Turn 1+:  Scoring as detailed below
- Each team gets 1 point for defeating a warrior from an opposing team.
- Fights against warriors on your team do not generate points in any situation.
- The team with the most points each turn gets a Battle Point (if there is a tie for
  the most points then no Battle Points are accrued)
- The first team to 10 Battle Points wins the war
- Managers of teams on the winning side each receive a +1 bonus potion to be used on
  a warrior on their contest team.  This must be applied within a month of the
  conclusion of the contest and the team must have been active on the last turn of
  the contest.

Anyone wishing to participate, and feels they can probably stick around for the
duration (don't want to handicap a side, of course unforeseeable events cannot be
planned for), should either diplo me at THE DEATH SQUAD(63) in Tobir (arena 14) or
place a personal ad in the arena.  You may also contact me via the Duel2.com boards!
Let me know which faction you would like to fight for!  This contest is intended to
be open to ALL managers wishing to pit themselves against each other to try and
determine which faction has the best managers! -- Street Legal

14 September 2006
     I am back in the arena and thinking back to those days in 1984 where I was a
novice and clueless manager.
     Now, 22 years later it looks like I am an ancient and once again clueless
manager.
     I am looking to recover some old warriors.  Since none of them are Aimed Blows,
they are no threat to win anything.  I just want to see how they turned out.

The Couatl 2-17
Madam Butterfly 20-701
Gypsy Moth 20-703
King Crab 21-1
Priestess Python 26-1388

Please contact me at DekeYoung@Comcast.net if you know about any of these ancient
warriors, or just want to bs about the old, old, old times.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BADGER was viciously subdued by MOP in a 3 minute bloody Bloodfeud fight.
JOCKSTRAP JONES lost to ROCKSOCK in a 2 minute Challenge battle.
SCADDIE was handily defeated by QUICK DEAD HAMMER in a 1 minute Challenge match.
ACELESS DEUCER viciously subdued TERRESQUE in a 5 minute amateur's Challenge brawl.
THE TOMATO MAN was subdued by BEAR in a 2 minute amateur's Challenge competition.
ROCKJAW vanquished KHALHUMS DWARF in a exciting 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
HANDSOME DOES viciously subdued CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 2 minute uneven fight.
FREDIBAR vanquished M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
LEAFCUTTER BEAL was defeated by JOHN WAYNE HAMMER in a action packed 1 minute duel.
WOLVERINE savagely defeated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a exciting 2 minute gruesome fight.
RHINO executed CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         LUNGING ATTACK     9 -   2 -  0      82  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         WALL OF STEEL     23 -   9 -  2      72  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   5 -  0      62  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK     7 -   5 -  1      58  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         TOTAL PARRY        5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK   16 -  13 -  2      55  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -  12 -  0      37  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         AIMED BLOW         9 -  17 -  1      35  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 495 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     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         4  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         2  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  2                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  2                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  ROCKJAW 4209               24  13  1  111 DELVERS (154)
WALL OF STEEL    FREDIBAR 4236              15  12  0   90 DELVERS (154)
LUNGING ATTACK   WOLVERINE 4374              3   2  0   43 BEASTIAL LEGION (391)
SLASHING ATTACK  LEAFCUTTER BEAL 4268       10   8  1   39 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 ACELESS DEUCER 4388.  The ten other most popular fighters were WOLVERINE 
4374, ROCKSOCK 4253, TERRESQUE 4386, ROCKJAW 4209, MOP 4382, BEAR 4387, HANDSOME DOES 
4175, JOHN WAYNE HAMMER 4213, THE TOMATO MAN 4383, and FREDIBAR 4236.

The least popular fighter this week was SCADDIE 4381.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were JOCKSTRAP JONES 4237, RHINO 4384, LEAFCUTTER BEAL 4268, QUICK DEAD 
HAMMER 4214, BADGER 4375, FREDIBAR 4236, THE TOMATO MAN 4383, JOHN WAYNE HAMMER 4213, 
HANDSOME DOES 4175, and BEAR 4387.

                 FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY XLI

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
VULTUREMAN 3394 (152-50-4)             4  3  0         LEGENDS OF STEELE    

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
JANET RENO 3823 (61-80-1)             17  1  0         I'M SO SEXY          

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SNOW BEAR 1048 (49-31-3)               1  3  0         THE BEARS            

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
STUPID SEXY FLANDERS 3836 (40-34-0)    3  3  0         I'M SO SEXY          

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BLACK LEXICON 3351 (19-13-0)           1  3  0         CRYSTAL EMPIRE       
BOZO 4016 (25-61-0)                    1  3  0         CLOWNING AROUND      

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GADGET 4193 (6-0-0)                    0  2  0  DEAD   RESCUE RANGERS       

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
WOLVERINE 4374 (0-0-0)                 3  3  0         BEASTIAL LEGION      
BADGER 4375 (0-0-0)                    2  3  0         BEASTIAL LEGION      
MATCHING SHIRTS 4369 (0-0-0)           1  4  0         BASH BROS. TOURIST   
FERRET 4376 (0-0-0)                    0  3  0         BEASTIAL LEGION