DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/01/2005    Duedate: 09/14/2005

VEASTIAN ARENA

DM-43    TURN-459

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TIRANIAN
THE FAMILY (116)
(43-4391) [12-10-0,57]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TIRANIAN                       SNOHBAL
THE FAMILY (116)               DARKSPEAR (443)
(43-4391) [12-10-0,57]         (43-4424) [1-0-0,15]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TIRANIAN                       SNOHBAL
THE FAMILY (116)               DARKSPEAR (443)
(43-4391) [12-10-0,57]         (43-4424) [1-0-0,15]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE FAMILY (116)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ANIMAL MAGNETISM (446)      42
2. THE FAMILY (116)            21      THE FAMILY (116)
3. DARKSPEAR (443)             15      Unchartered Team
4. WOLF RIDERS (391)            0
5. INTO THE WILD (445)          0      DARKSPEAR (443)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*DARKSPEAR (443)            1   0  0  100   1/ 2 THE FAMILY (116)          6  8 0
 2- 1*RAIDERS OF GOR (341)      15   8  0 65.2   2- 1 WOLF RIDERS (391)         5  2 0
 3/ 0*ANIMAL MAGNETISM (446)     3   2  0 60.0   3/ 0*ANIMAL MAGNETISM (446)    3  2 0
 4- 3*INTO THE WILD (445)        1   1  0 50.0   4/ 0*DARKSPEAR (443)           1  0 0
 5- 4 WOLF RIDERS (391)         84  89  8 48.6   5- 3*INTO THE WILD (445)       1  0 0
 6/ 5 THE FAMILY (116)         437 492 10 47.0   6- 4*RAIDERS OF GOR (341)      1  3 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

             + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Storm Season #2 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Kati-Tei:

     "Feels kinda funny to be doing this," Kurilo Descchan said.  The Ambitious Guard
fiddled with one of the buckles holding his armor.
     "What, fighting monsters?  I can well believe it's a strange experience for a
Delarquan," Spymaster Artor began.
     "No, monsters we got down south, and we fight 'em."  The Guard shrugged.  "It's
the 'defending Kati-Tei' part that feels strange.  It isn't what I was brought up
to."
     The Spymaster's lip curled.  "So you're saying we can't depend on you to stand
by us?  Typical Delarquan!  We should--"
     "We should shut up and take the allies we've got," Hodag cut in.  The Black Orc
bared his fangs at Artor in what might have been a smile.  Or maybe not.
     "That's what I was about to say.  That I've, well, had my eyes opened, so to
speak.  I see now that we've all got to stick together against the REAL enemy,"
Kurilo said.
     "The Karnhorns," Ziffrin Sheel hissed.  The Mercenary was a Veteran of many
skirmishes against the eastern nation, and he had never had a good thing to say about
them.  He spat over the side of their ship.  "May the Vulture-worshippers live
forever in Hell."
     Hodag glanced at the Mercenary, considered the impossibility of arguing with
such a pigheaded attitude, and kept silent.  Orcs had just as hard a time in the
Karnhorn lands as Aruaki did, but he hoped he was smart enough to tell the difference
between human perversity (to which orcs were equally subject) and the summoning of
demons (which, it was true, some orcs also did).  No one should be allowed to get
away with demons.
     "There she blows!" Kurilo said.  He blushed.  She was blowing literally, a
distinctly female demon with the head of a snake and the wings of...something winged,
hard to tell.  And she was blowing or otherwise stirring up a gale by beating her
wings, and lashing the surface of the lake to foam.  Should foam be black, though?
     Before he could mention this, the rim of foam racing toward them reached the
ship on which they stood.  Which burst into flame.

                                      SPY REPORT

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  WOLF RIDERS?  Who?  THE FAMILY is the top team these days, buddies!  I 
doubt many are quaking in their boots, but ANIMAL MAGNETISM comes out of nowhere to 
get 3-2-0.  What does the future hold?  Watch this space...  Practice pays for 
SNOHBAL, who pummelled LONE WOLF, to pocket 15 points.  Win some, lose some.  
Speaking of which, DANGEROUS CRIMINAL was winsome, after beating TIRRAJ and seeing 
him lose 9 points.  Can you believe it?  DART apparently has better things to do as 
VEASTIAN's Duelmaster than show up and fight!  What can be a greater victory?  
TIRANIAN has taken his place as the top, as VEASTIAN's new Duelmaster.  Word has it 
one team in VEASTIAN is using psychics to predict wins.  They lead a charmed life!   
     My mother wished me to avoid conflict, and seek the gentle trade of Spyreporter. 
But warriors aren't supposed to avoid fights!   
     Like the wind whispering among the pines, do hearest I many disquieting rumors.  
Ask not for whom the sword slashes; it slashes for thee.   
     All good things must come to an end.  As if buffeted by forces of nature beyond 
my control, I must take my leave of this place.  Do not despair!  I shall return!-- 
Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TIRANIAN 4391                12  10  0    57       THE FAMILY (116)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DART 3865                    14  23  1    79       WOLF RIDERS (391)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRINIAN 4407                 10   6  0    51       THE FAMILY (116)
 STILJANZ 4409                 9   6  0    43       THE FAMILY (116)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TIRRAJ 4429                   6   2  0    38       THE FAMILY (116)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-THURNOCK 3433                 5   1  0    33       RAIDERS OF GOR (341)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SULLIUS MAXIMUS 3434          4   2  0    17       RAIDERS OF GOR (341)
-TREESTUMP 4357                2   5  0    16       WOLF RIDERS (391)
 SNOHBAL 4424                  1   0  0    15       DARKSPEAR (443)
 JAGUAR 4440                   1   0  0    13       ANIMAL MAGNETISM (446)
 BENGAL 4444                   1   0  0    13       ANIMAL MAGNETISM (446)
-ONE-EYE 4447                  1   0  0    11       WOLF RIDERS (391)
-GHAN-BURI-GHAN 4436           1   1  0     8       INTO THE WILD (445)
 LION 4442                     1   0  0     7       ANIMAL MAGNETISM (446)
 KONJOR 4448                   0   2  0     2       THE FAMILY (116)
-ARN 3430                      0   2  0     2       RAIDERS OF GOR (341)
 LONE WOLF 4443                0   1  0     1       ANIMAL MAGNETISM (446)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
HYENA 4441             0  1 0 ANIMAL MAGNETISM 446  SPYMASTER 22          459 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Dart -- Stand STILL, dammit. -- Tiranian

Do you think someone could go capture a NEW orc?  This one is shopworn and tired. --
Tirraj

Sullius Maximus -- Better to go find a gor and raid it, I think.  Dwarves find
themselves with social problems around here. -- Grinian

Thurnock -- I hate losing that way.  Getting beat up is one thing, but that.... --
Stiljanz

One-Eye -- In a way, that was a classic sort of match--against me.  Oh, well. --
Konjor
P.S.  That would need to be an unusually LARGE wolf, wouldn't it?

4 August 2005
Ladies and Gentlemen...The Announcement You Have All Been Waiting For Is Here!!!!!!!!

ZalCon3...The Rebirth!!!!!!! 

The Rules Are Simple, The Prizes Are Awesome, The Competition Fierce!

Where:  Dullens (DM13)  When:  October 8th, 2005

The Rules:
Every Manager Must DA Their Entire Team On The First Turn They Enter The Contest.
All Warriors DA'd In This Manner MUST Be At Zero FE And May Fight In The Contest If
They Live.  The Style Of The Warrior Must Be Present In The Name In A Non Ambiguous
Manner, Standard Abbreviations Accepted.  Scoring Starts On The 3rd Turn Of The
Contest Which Will Also Be The First Turn After The October Mail In.  Dead Warriors
May Be Entered From The Contest To Dead Apprentices ONLY--And With Zero FE!!!!!  All
Living Warriors May Be Entered Into Rookies or Apprentices For The October Mail In.

Scoring:
 1 Point For Each Win.
 1 Point For Each Kill.
-1 Point For Each Loss.
-1 Point For Each Death.

Categories:
Ultimate Style Master:  Warrior Of Any Style With The Most Style Master Points.
Top Team:  Team With The Most Points At The End Of The Contest.
Top Warrior:  Warrior With The Most Points At The End Of The Contest.
MVP Team:  Team With The Most Free Fight Awards At The End Of The Contest.
MVP Warrior:  Warrior With The Most Free Fight Awards At The End Of The Contest.
Style Master:  Warrior With The Most Points Vs. Style In Each Style At The End Of The
               Contest.
Warrior Top 11:  Next 10 Top Point Gaining Warriors At The End Of The Contest.
Iron Manager:  Any Manager With 100 Fights During The Contest (20 Turns Plus 2 Pre
               Turns).
***Special Category*** An Additional Top Team Award Will Be Granted For Each 5 Iron
Manager Awards Starting At 6.

Prizes:
Ultimate Style Master, Top Team, Top Warrior:  +1 To Bonus, Damage Bump, Free Train
                                              Or Learn 2 Skills, Favorites Knowledge.
MVP Team And MVP Warrior:  20 Rollups.
Style Master:  +1 To Bonus.
Warrior Top 11:  Free Train Or Learn 2 Skills. 
Iron Manager:  +1 To Bonus.

Please Contact Zalgor Prigg Via Diplo (Armor & Weapons DM102) or Email
(zalgor@hotmail.com) Should You Have Any Questions Or Wish A Free Team Rollup To Dark
Arena On Turn 1.

Disclaimer:  All Prizes Are To Be Used On Contest Team Only And Are Non Transferable.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

HYENA was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
GRINIAN vanquished CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute uneven battle.
TIRANIAN demolished FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute bloody uneven Title fight.
TIRRAJ was devastated by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
STILJANZ demolished FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
KONJOR was viciously subdued by LION in a 1 minute brutal amateur's fight.
SNOHBAL devastated LONE WOLF in a action packed 2 minute one-sided competition.
BENGAL vanquished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute uneven duel.
JAGUAR overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       3         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   0 -  0     100  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    12 -   4 -  0      75  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW         7 -   4 -  0      64  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -   8 -  0      58  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -   6 -  0      57  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         TOTAL PARRY        1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         SLASHING ATTACK    1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         BASHING ATTACK     1 -   4 -  0      20  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 459 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-LUNGE        1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         1 -  2         2  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         2  AIMED BLOW     
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  TIRANIAN 4391              12  10  0   57 THE FAMILY (116)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    GRINIAN 4407               10   6  0   51 THE FAMILY (116)
PARRY-LUNGE      STILJANZ 4409               9   6  0   43 THE FAMILY (116)
AIMED BLOW       TIRRAJ 4429                 6   2  0   38 THE FAMILY (116)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TIRANIAN 4391.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was SNOHBAL 4424.  The ten other most popular fighters were TIRANIAN 4391, LION 4442, 
GRINIAN 4407, STILJANZ 4409, JAGUAR 4440, TIRRAJ 4429, BENGAL 4444, HYENA 4441, 
KONJOR 4448, and LONE WOLF 4443.

The least popular fighter this week was LONE WOLF 4443.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were KONJOR 4448, HYENA 4441, BENGAL 4444, TIRRAJ 4429, JAGUAR 4440, 
STILJANZ 4409, GRINIAN 4407, LION 4442, TIRANIAN 4391, and SNOHBAL 4424.