DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/02/2004    Duedate: 09/15/2004

VEASTIAN ARENA

DM-43    TURN-434

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

RIBSPLITTER
WIDOWMAKERS (115)
(43-4330) [12-13-1,84]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

RIBSPLITTER                    POSITION IS EMPTY
WIDOWMAKERS (115)              
(43-4330) [12-13-1,84]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

STILTZ                         RAPTURE
THE FAMILY (116)               HELL'S PAWNS (104)
(43-4265) [18-26-0,80]         (43-4374) [5-3-0,25]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

HELL'S PAWNS (104)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WIDOWMAKERS (115)           37
2. HELL'S PAWNS (104)          26      MEDS (432)
3. THE FAMILY (116)            19      Unchartered Team
4. MEDS (432)                   9
5. TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)       0      CHAIN REACTION (201)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 MEDS (432)                66  37  2 64.1   1/ 1 HELL'S PAWNS (104)        9  3 3
 2/ 2 WIDOWMAKERS (115)        138 123  4 52.9   2/ 2 WIDOWMAKERS (115)         8  7 0
 3/ 3 HELL'S PAWNS (104)       134 152 14 46.9   3/ 3 THE FAMILY (116)          8  7 0
 4/ 4 THE FAMILY (116)         370 438 10 45.8   4- 4 TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)    3  5 0
 5- 5 TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)    83  99 10 45.6   5/ 5 MEDS (432)                2  1 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, VEASTIAN?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed 
to see RIBSPLITTER win a fight and gain 24 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, RIBSPLITTER 
beat STILTZ and STILTZ lost 7 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  Due to absence, and 
inability to defend the throne, DAPHNE CAMISADO has lost the Title of Duelmaster.  
Start setting that alarm earlier!  And it's out with the old, in with the new, as 
RIBSPLITTER takes the Title and last week's bar tab from the old Duelmaster.  Heh, 
heh.  The Dripping Blade, humph!  I've tasted better ale at mortuaries.  Where do 
they get this stuff?  From VEASTIAN's trash dumps?   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.   
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  And what a stunning loss we have here, 
boys and girls, BLOODLETTER of WIDOWMAKERS has added the final loss to his 8-5-0.  
Tee hee!  Titanium shields and bamboo daggers, guess what brave team is developing 
these kinds of weapons?   
     There's got to be a better place in VEASTIAN to get a drink than The Dripping 
Blade!  Any suggestions?  Phlllt!  Just had to do that before I leave the fine city 
of VEASTIAN.  I feel much better now.  Paste this one in your scrapbooks, you'll need 
the kindling come this winter-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RIBSPLITTER 4330             12  13  1    84       WIDOWMAKERS (115)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DAPHNE CAMISADO 3991         15  12  1    97       TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TIRO COCOCO 4314             18  14  0    83       THE FAMILY (116)
 TIRO CUCKOO 4329             15  15  1    83       THE FAMILY (116)
 STILTZ 4265                  18  26  0    80       THE FAMILY (116)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ETHON EL KEER 3992           10  16  1    66       TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)
 DISMAY 1906                   9   5  1    66       HELL'S PAWNS (104)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WILLBREAKER 4372              7   4  0    36       WIDOWMAKERS (115)
 VAHNZUR 4373                  6   5  0    36       THE FAMILY (116)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GUTSPILLER 4375               5   4  0    28       WIDOWMAKERS (115)
 RAPTURE 4374                  5   3  0    25       HELL'S PAWNS (104)
 DURCIEF 4381                  2   2  0    24       MEDS (432)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TORMENT 1960                  5   6  0    21       HELL'S PAWNS (104)
 WOUNDBRINGER 4376             4   5  0    17       WIDOWMAKERS (115)
-LADY MANTLE 4267              2   8  0    14       TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)
 GRIEF 4388                    1   0  1    14       HELL'S PAWNS (104)
-SUDAFED 4321                  1   0  0    13       MEDS (432)
-PERCOCET 4320                 1   0  0    11       MEDS (432)
-RED VALERIAN 4274             0   8  0     8       TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)
 REMORSE 4387                  1   0  1     6       HELL'S PAWNS (104)

'-' 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                   GRIEF 4388            434 NONE    
KELRINTHE 4386         0  1 0 THE FAMILY 116        REMORSE 4387          434         
BLOODLETTER 4365       8  6 0 WIDOWMAKERS 115       DISMAY 1906           434         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Daphne Camisado -- (looks her up and down)  You can praise Kjarran till you're blue in 
the face, but you're still a Shew. -- Tiro Cococo
 
Ethan El Keer -- And I hope Daphne has the confidence to say, as I do, "So what?  
Being Shewish is something to be proud of." -- Stiltz
P.S.  Good fight.

A Veteran Mercenary.  (sigh)  An old, gray-haired veteran.  (deeper sigh)  Aren't 
there any YOUNG mercenaries? -- Carline, wishing for a more exciting send-off

Bloodletter -- Bad match for you, pussycat. -- Tiro Cuckoo
P.S.  Which letter are you?  A?  B?  C...?

Dismay -- Ack!  The printer was sick on our fight.  I'm dismayed. -- Vahnzur
P.S.  I always knew the printer was one of "Hell's Pawns," as your team name has it.  
why else would they call his apprentice a devil?

Noachian -- Looking at the records for Lady Mantle and Red Valerian, I'm surprised you 
haven't retired them already.  I wouldn't have, of course, but there are, perhaps 
mercifully, few managers with my tolerance for such non-performance.  Good luck with 
the replacements if/when the time comes. -- Jorja

Carline -- Don't let my gray hair fool you, lady.  A man's only as old as he feels, 
and when I see a woman who can move the way you do, I feel about sixteen.  How about I 
escort you to the Isle, and along the way, we see what kind of fun we can have? -- 
Vargas Tarn
P.S.  I'm not a Dwarf.  I presume the Commission picked that race to describe me 
because I have a beard.  Blind idiots.  It isn't a Dwarven type of beard.  It's short.  
And besides, other people than Dwarves wear beards.

24 August 2004
                            Invitation to Newbie Managers
                                      by Hammer

     As a Captain of the Vendetta Cartel, Hammer has recently dissolved the Vendetta 
Cartel Crimson Ascension Family.  Lady Martilyo and Rook are NO LONGER members of the 
Vendetta Cartel.
     The Vendetta Cartel is divided into "Families" under the leadership of Captains; 
who have been appointed by the VC God Father known throughout the duelingland as 
Master Darque.
     Hammer is now the Captain of the Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe and the veteran 
manager extends an invitation for prospective membership as a Probate [ONLY 2 Probate 
positions are available in the VC Tarantula Tribe at the present time!] to any Newbie 
Manager who qualifies under the following conditions:
     1. Newbie Manager MUST have Online Access for Email communications!   [Hammer is 
presently living in Qatar and Lieutenants Maximillian and Firehawk are  living in 
Canada; so Email Communication is a MUST for consideration!]
     2. Newbie Manager MUST have the time and funds to create 2 new  stables to be 
placed in 2 separate Slow Arenas [the cost of running 1 stable in a  Regular Arena!] 
to actively participate on a monthly basis with the other 3 T-Tribe  members of the 
Vendetta Cartel!
     3. Newbie Manager MUST have the DESIRE to be an Active Member of the  Vendetta 
Cartel as a Tarantula Tribe trainee aka Probate; developing his/her managerial skills 
under the mentorship of Hammer and the other VC members; thus proving themselves 
worthy to become Vendetta Cartel Lieutenants in the Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe!
     The Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe lives by the Feud; thereby prospective 
Probates are forewarned that membership guarantees instant Friends and instant 
Enemies!
     Any prospective Probates who:
     1) seek to improve their managerial insights/abilities under the counsel of 
Hammer and other Vendetta Cartel members 
     2) desire to be active members of an Active Alliance that WILL NOT Dissolve in a 
Few Months; building lasting friendships while enjoying Feuding with Common Enemies 
     3) who enjoy sending their gladiators to Tournaments and would strive to see 
their manager name listed among the TV and TC winners in the Mailer Tourney 
Newsletters as a member of the Vendetta Cartel 
MUST DO THE FOLLOWING:
     Send an Email to HammerDM@fastermail.com to introduce yourself and provide Hammer 
with a short Bio of your managerial successes/failures and favorite/least favorite 
fighting styles; with a listing of your active stable/stables for Hammer to verify in 
the online newsletters.
     Hammer will choose the 2 prospective Probates for membership in the Vendetta 
Cartel Tarantula Tribe on the basis of who he decides will be most suited [to Hammer's 
purposes as the T-Tribe Captain!] from among those responding to this All Arena Ad on 
a first response/first acceptance or rejection basis!
     -- Hammer; Vendetta Cartel Captain/WordSmith and WeaponSmith of the Vendetta 
Cartel Tarantula Tribe

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

STILTZ was devastated by RIBSPLITTER in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
TIRO COCOCO vanquished CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute uneven battle.
TIRO CUCKOO demolished M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
DISMAY delivered the death blow upon BLOODLETTER in a 1 minute gory contest.
VAHNZUR savagely defeated TORMENT in a crowd pleasing 1 minute bloody match.
RAPTURE was unbelievably bested by WILLBREAKER in a 2 minute bloody fight.
GUTSPILLER overpowered CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
WOUNDBRINGER was defeated by DURCIEF in a 2 minute melee.
KELRINTHE was dispatched by REMORSE in a 1 minute beginner's duel.
GRIEF slaughtered CONVICTED THIEF in a dull 2 minute uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         TOTAL PARRY       14 -   6 -  0      70  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         AIMED BLOW        18 -   9 -  2      67  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         WALL OF STEEL     16 -  12 -  1      57  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    33 -  26 -  1      56  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   6 -  0      54  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -  14 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   5 -  0      29  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK     4 -  10 -  0      29  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 434 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         3 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  3         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       TIRO COCOCO 4314           18  14  0   83 THE FAMILY (116)
LUNGING ATTACK   DISMAY 1906                 9   5  1   66 HELL'S PAWNS (104)
TOTAL PARRY      WILLBREAKER 4372            7   4  0   36 WIDOWMAKERS (115)
WALL OF STEEL    VAHNZUR 4373                6   5  0   36 THE FAMILY (116)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is STILTZ 4265.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
RAPTURE 4374.  The ten other most popular fighters were WOUNDBRINGER 4376, DISMAY 
1906, VAHNZUR 4373, RIBSPLITTER 4330, TIRO COCOCO 4314, TIRO CUCKOO 4329, GUTSPILLER 
4375, REMORSE 4387, TORMENT 1960, and WILLBREAKER 4372.

The least popular fighter this week was GRIEF 4388.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BLOODLETTER 4365, STILTZ 4265, KELRINTHE 4386, DURCIEF 4381, 
WILLBREAKER 4372, TORMENT 1960, REMORSE 4387, GUTSPILLER 4375, TIRO CUCKOO 4329, and 
TIRO COCOCO 4314.

                FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY XXXIII

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
LINDA LOVELACE 3149 (50-21-1)          4  3  0         BOOGIE NIGHTS        

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SUNGOD DESIGNED ME 4270 (24-5-0)       1  3  0         WENSINWASIN          

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
METOCLOPRAMIDE 4383 (0-0-0)            3  3  0         MEDS                 
MORPHINE DRIP 4384 (0-0-0)             1  3  0         MEDS