DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/10/2004    Duedate: 12/07/2004

STORMCROWE ARENA

DM-45    TURN-223

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

THE SMELL OF IT
EMETICS (406)
(45-3564) [17-18-1,144]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

THE SMELL OF IT                POSITION IS EMPTY
EMETICS (406)                  
(45-3564) [17-18-1,144]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GARGLE SPEW                    DAGORA SAVON
EMETICS (406)                  MOJO P@TROL (451)
(45-3902) [13-10-1,107]        (45-3896) [13-9-1,110]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. A DEAL'S DEAL (457)         45
2. MORDRED'S MADMEN (409)      34      MOJO P@TROL (451)
3. EMETICS (406)               31      Unchartered Team
4. MOJO P@TROL (451)           20
5. NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)       19      SOCIETY OF SIN (474)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 MOJO P@TROL (451)         60  49  3 55.0   1/ 6 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)     8  7 0
 2/ 3 MORDRED'S MADMEN (409)   102  85  5 54.5   2/ 2 SUPERIOR FORCES (310)     7  2 0
 3/ 2 SUPERIOR FORCES (310)     49  42  0 53.8   3- 3 MYTH TAKES (458)          7  2 0
 4/ 6 WALKING DEATH (197)       85  74  1 53.5   4/ 4 EMETICS (406)             7  5 0
 5/ 4 DARQUE FORCES (428)      144 130  8 52.6   5/ 7 MORDRED'S MADMEN (409)    7  8 0
 6- 8 AVID FANS (65)           120 118 11 50.4   6/ 1 MOJO P@TROL (451)         6  9 1
 7- 9 MYTH TAKES (458)          35  35  1 50.0   7/ 5 DARQUE FORCES (428)       5 10 0
 8/11 EMETICS (406)             70  79  2 47.0   8/ 8 A DEAL'S DEAL (457)       3 12 0
 9/10 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)    107 122  2 46.7   9-10*DEMOLISHERS (454)         2  2 0
10-12*DEMOLISHERS (454)          2   3  0 40.0  10/13 WALKING DEATH (197)       1  1 0
11/13 A DEAL'S DEAL (457)       33  57  3 36.7  11-11 AVID FANS (65)            1  4 1
12-14*Y'S GUISE (317)            0   7  0  0.0  12-14*Y'S GUISE (317)           0  1 0
13/ 0*SOCIETY OF SIN (474)       0   1  0  0.0  13/ 0*SOCIETY OF SIN (474)      0  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

     Hail and well met warriors of STORMCROWE!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Former top team MOJO P@TROL was 
unseated this week as NORTHERN LIGHTS moved up from 6th ranking to take the top spot 
with a 3-2-0 record for the round.  Fortune did not smile upon MOJO P@TROL this time 
out who this turn suffered a fall into 6th position in the wake of a 1-4-0 round.  
Warriors--remember that glory waits always around the corner!  Witness how this week 
NORTHERN LIGHTS went 3-2-0 to move up 5 in the rankings.  My praise to EMETICS for 
their 3-1-0 week this time out.  Indeed, it was a skillfully fought round deserving 
of notice!  DAGORA SAVON caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as she 
skillfully bested HOT LIPS and was awarded 22 points in recognition.  In one of the 
week's more notable duels, DAGORA SAVON put down HOT LIPS, causing her to lose 18 
points of recognition in the process.  This time out MOTHER made hers bid for the 
throne as she challenged THE SMELL OF IT in an all out contest of skill for 
possession of the title!  Although MOTHER made a valiant effort, it did not suffice 
to topple the reign of victorious THE SMELL OF IT.  No confirmation, but my sources 
claim that the top team has gained their position using magical aids.  Charmed 
weapons perhaps?   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city STORMCROWE.  My inside sources tell me that the team to beat in 
STORMCROWE these days is MORDRED'S MADMEN.  At least, most blades in town are looking 
to avoid them.  Methinks more than a few here could name the guild it was that spent 
the better part of last week avoiding MORDRED'S MADMEN.  Indeed it was DARQUE FORCES. 
Mighty fighters cannot but expect competition from those below.  CONVULSIVE HURL take 
warning!  You have more than a few enemies in STORMCROWE.   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  This week marked the last days of KOTHAS JAPFIN 
who at 6-5-0 was dispatched to the Dark Arena by the command of MOJO P@TROL's 
demanding management.  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and assassins.  In the arena 
there is only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  More than a sharp eye must I keep, indeed a 
stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari await me!  
Till next we meet remember - the pen is mightier than the sword, but a maul is a 
different story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE SMELL OF IT 3564         17  18  1   144       EMETICS (406)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DAGORA SAVON 3896            13   9  1   110       MOJO P@TROL (451)
 GARGLE SPEW 3902             13  10  1   107       EMETICS (406)
 NORA BATES 3883              13  13  0   101       MORDRED'S MADMEN (409)
-MYTHING LINK 3972            10   4  0   100       MYTH TAKES (458)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOT LIPS 3743                21   6  0    90       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 MOTHER 3741                  16  11  1    90       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 BOMBSHELL 3914               11   9  2    88       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 CONVULSIVE HURL 3563          6  28  0    85       EMETICS (406)
 STORM SERPENT 2416           17   9  0    80       SUPERIOR FORCES (310)
-THE BEER VENDOR 1975         17  16  1    74       AVID FANS (65)
 ALICE OSBORNE 3970           10   8  1    74       MORDRED'S MADMEN (409)
-WRECKER 1402                 18  13  0    71       WALKING DEATH (197)
 SHARD 3507                   14  22  1    68       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TEARSA 3954                  10   7  1    66       MOJO P@TROL (451)
-NEAR MYTH 3973                8   7  1    66       MYTH TAKES (458)
-MYTH OLOGY 3975               8   6  0    66       MYTH TAKES (458)
-THE STATISTICIAN 2309        13  16  0    59       AVID FANS (65)
 PYROTECHNICS 4018            13   1  0    58       SUPERIOR FORCES (310)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-THE JANITOR 2545              8   9  0    57       AVID FANS (65)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JANE THE RIPPER 4096          5   1  0    54       MORDRED'S MADMEN (409)
-A TALENT SCOUT 3950           6   4  0    48       AVID FANS (65)
-COLOUR COMMENTATOR 3951       5   5  1    46       AVID FANS (65)
 FRANCINE KRUGER 4015          5   9  0    45       MORDRED'S MADMEN (409)
 SKORG 1804                   11   7  1    44       WALKING DEATH (197)
 VOR'EIV TAVERS 3916          11  10  0    43       MOJO P@TROL (451)
-JOGLI 1902                   10   4  0    43       WALKING DEATH (197)
 DEATH FOG 4017                9   5  0    40       SUPERIOR FORCES (310)
 FROSTBITE 4014                2  13  0    34       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ICELINIA 4092                 3   4  0    33       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
 TECHNICDOR YAWN 4097          2   3  0    30       EMETICS (406)
 WALRUS 3995                   6  11  0    29       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MYTH DEMEANOR 4111            3   0  0    20       MYTH TAKES (458)
 ZOEY 4126                     2   0  0    19       A DEAL'S DEAL (457)
 TOUTIN TOM 4133               1   0  0    15       A DEAL'S DEAL (457)
 FROSTFLARE 4112               2   2  0    14       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
-BASHER 3925                   1   0  0    13       DEMOLISHERS (454)
-MASOJ 2603                    2   0  0    12       WALKING DEATH (197)
-CRUSHER 3924                  1   2  0    10       DEMOLISHERS (454)
 GREZELDA 4131                 0   1  0     7       A DEAL'S DEAL (457)
-DREVVYN 2533                  0   1  0     1       Y'S GUISE (317)
-ARYJAM 4119                   0   1  0     1       Y'S GUISE (317)
-SMASHER 3927                  0   1  0     1       DEMOLISHERS (454)
-HENGIST 3460                  0   1  0     1       WALKING DEATH (197)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
FLAMIN FLORRIE 4090    3  4 1 A DEAL'S DEAL 457     BLACK ORC 20          223 NONE    
HOKEY SMOKE 4132       0  1 0 A DEAL'S DEAL 457     SHEWISH GIANT 21      223 NONE    
DOOR # 3 3966          5 11 1 A DEAL'S DEAL 457     COLOUR COMMENTAT 3951 221         
BROMO 4082             3  2 1 A DEAL'S DEAL 457     ABRAXIS II 4075       220         
BOOF 4128              0  1 0 DARQUE FORCES 428     BLACK ORC 20          223 NONE    
BIFF 4129              0  1 0 DARQUE FORCES 428     HIGH ELF 19           223 NONE    
KOTHAS JAPFIN 4031     6  6 0 MOJO P@TROL 451       STONE GOLEM 26        223 NONE    
DOG 4134               0  1 0 MOJO P@TROL 451       WURM KIN 27           223 NONE    
LEATHERHAIR 4103       2  3 0 MORDRED'S MADMEN 409  MOUNTAIN TROLL 18     223 NONE    
PASSING OUT 4116       0  1 0 SOCIETY OF SIN 474    WURM KIN 27           223 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

All -- I'm not tha big fan of da Total Parrys.  A good scum, how-some-ever, can be
worth its weight. -- Applejack

Vendetta Inc. -- Yous'ta know.  Bloodfeuds...ain't forgot. -- A.

Myth O'Logy -- I didn't know there were Irish Orcs.  And I'm not sure I approve,
either.  Seems like it would add, ah, let's just say it might be a disastrous
combination. -- Shard

Kothas Japfin -- Next time I say I want to talk about cabbages and kings, maybe
you'll LISTEN properly.  You wouldn't want me to discover that you're an oyster,
would you? -- Walrus

Embezzling Scribe?  (shrieking)  I got all dressed up to face the Embezzling Scribe?
It's an insult! -- Frostbite

Leatherhair -- You should stop using that greasy kid stuff.  It's disgusting. --
Icelinia

Aryjam -- You're disguised?  (scowl)  I suspected as much.  You're Karnhorn, after
all, and we know what THEY are like. -- Frostflare

Applejack -- You definitely cleaned house! -- Jorja, Northern Lights
P.S.  Surfer Sam says "hi, and where are you when he needs you?"  I'm not sure WHAT
he needed you for, possibly to help him clean out the wine cellar in his cabana.

22 October 2004
                         Youngblood's Three and Out Contest

I would like to take this time to announce and invite all managers to compete in what
I think will be an awesome contest.  If you haven't ever TC'd at a tourney before,
here is your chance.  The contest will start Wednesday, December 1, 2004, but a
chance will be given November 17 to dark arena, only, any warrior that you do not see
fit to run in the contest.  So now that I have your attention, here are the rules
(like you didn't know they were coming sooner or later).

 1.  Any manager participating can enter one team, only.
 2.  No sandbagging whatsoever.  (I will keep up with it, every turn.)
 3.  No teams or warriors will be allowed to run after contest starts.
 4.  All warriors will run until they lose three times, after three losses they are
     eliminated.
 5.  If a warrior sits out a turn, they are accounted with a loss in the contest.
     This is to keep warriors with winning records from sitting out until the end of
     the contest.
 6.  If a warrior is killed during the contest, the replacement cannot enter the
     contest.
 7.  If a warrior is killed, bloodfeuding is allowed, but only by a warrior that is
     active in the contest.
 8.  If a warrior is run after being eliminated, the manager is disqualified from the
     contest, no questions asked.
 9.  Challenges are legal, up or down.
10.  Contest will keep going until 1 warrior is left without three losses, and that
     warrior, of course, is accounted the winner.
11.  All managers participating will be asked to purchase a rollup certificate, to be
     awarded to the winners of the contest.

                                    <<<PRIZES>>>

     As I have already said, and according to participation, rollups will be awarded
to the first and second place managers.  So the majority and minority of the rollups
will be determined when all are accumulated.
     Contest Champion--2 Faves prizes, and majority of rollup certificates
     Contest Runner-up--1 Faves prize, and minority of rollup certificates
     So once again I invite all managers old and new to participate in what should be
a fierce and challenging contest.  <<<REMEMBER, FIRST OFFICIAL TURN OF THE CONTEST IS
DECEMBER THE FIRST, AND AS I SAID BEFORE, THE TURN BEFORE (NOVEMBER 17TH) YOU MAY
DARK ARENA CHALLENGE ONLY!!!  ANY WARRIOR WITH ANY FE (FIGHT EXPERIENCE) WHEN THE
CONTEST STARTS WILL BE ELIMINATED FROM THE CONTEST.

                          YOUNGBLOOD of WENSINWASIN

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

KOTHAS JAPFIN was butchered by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
FLAMIN FLORRIE was slaughtered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
LEATHERHAIR was put to death by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a popular 1 minute Dark Arena match.
HOKEY SMOKE was viciously butchered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 2 minute Dark Arena contest.
BOOF was murdered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena competition.
BIFF was dealt death by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
DOG was assassinated by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena struggle.
PASSING OUT was executed by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
MOTHER was handily defeated by THE SMELL OF IT in a 1 minute Challenge Title fight.
BOMBSHELL was viciously subdued by GARGLE SPEW in a 4 minute Challenge duel.
ALICE OSBORNE was unbelievably bested by CONVULSIVE HURL in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
JANE THE RIPPER defeated DEATH FOG in a action packed 1 minute Challenge match.
FRANCINE KRUGER overpowered WALRUS in a 1 minute brutal one-sided Challenge fight.
HOT LIPS was viciously subdued by DAGORA SAVON in a 10 minute master's conflict.
NORA BATES viciously subdued STORM SERPENT in a crowd pleasing 7 minute master's bout.
TEARSA lost to KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute bout.
SHARD devastated VOR'EIV TAVERS in a 1 minute uneven duel.
SKORG beat TECHNICDOR YAWN in a 2 minute brawl.
PYROTECHNICS unbelievably bested ICELINIA in a 3 minute gory brawl.
FROSTBITE overpowered CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute one-sided match.
ZOEY overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided match.
FROSTFLARE slimly won victory over GREZELDA in a 3 minute gory amateur's competition.
TOUTIN TOM overpowered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  8         TOTAL PARRY       54 -  24 -  0      69  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         SLASHING ATTACK   33 -  22 -  2      60  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         PARRY-STRIKE      15 -  11 -  3      58  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         LUNGING ATTACK    38 -  40 -  2      49  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     11 -  12 -  0      48  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         STRIKING ATTACK   36 -  42 -  2      46  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -  11 -  1      42  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         AIMED BLOW        16 -  23 -  0      41  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         WALL OF STEEL     12 -  25 -  0      32  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK    15 -  38 -  2      28  |

Turn 223 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:

SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  0     AIMED BLOW         1 -  2         3  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    5 -  3     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  2         2  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              TOTAL PARRY        1 -  4         2  TOTAL PARRY    
                              PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  4         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  DAGORA SAVON 3896          13   9  1  110 MOJO P@TROL (451)
TOTAL PARRY      HOT LIPS 3743              21   6  0   90 DARQUE FORCES (428)
LUNGING ATTACK   MOTHER 3741                16  11  1   90 DARQUE FORCES (428)
PARRY-STRIKE     BOMBSHELL 3914             11   9  2   88 DARQUE FORCES (428)
BASHING ATTACK   TEARSA 3954                10   7  1   66 MOJO P@TROL (451)
SLASHING ATTACK  JANE THE RIPPER 4096        5   1  0   54 MORDRED'S MADMEN (409)
AIMED BLOW       DEATH FOG 4017              9   5  0   40 SUPERIOR FORCES (310)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is GARGLE SPEW 3902.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was DAGORA SAVON 3896.  The ten other most popular fighters were NORA BATES 
3883, GARGLE SPEW 3902, HOKEY SMOKE 4132, TECHNICDOR YAWN 4097, ICELINIA 4092, 
FROSTFLARE 4112, ALICE OSBORNE 3970, THE SMELL OF IT 3564, JANE THE RIPPER 4096, and 
FRANCINE KRUGER 4015.

The least popular fighter this week was KOTHAS JAPFIN 4031.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were VOR'EIV TAVERS 3916, TEARSA 3954, WALRUS 3995, PASSING OUT 
4116, DOG 4134, TOUTIN TOM 4133, ZOEY 4126, FROSTBITE 4014, SHARD 3507, and 
CONVULSIVE HURL 3563.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

THE SMELL OF IT (45-3564) EMETICS (406)