DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/25/2005    Duedate: 06/21/2005

STORMCROWE ARENA

DM-45    TURN-230

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

HOT LIPS
DARQUE FORCES (428)
(45-3743) [28-6-0,122]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BOMBSHELL                      POSITION IS EMPTY
DARQUE FORCES (428)            
(45-3914) [17-10-3,138]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ALICE OSBORNE                  ALICE OSBORNE
MORDRED'S MADMEN (409)         MORDRED'S MADMEN (409)
(45-3970) [13-12-1,104]        (45-3970) [13-12-1,104]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SUPERIOR FORCES (310)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DARQUE FORCES (428)         26
2. NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)       20      SUPERIOR FORCES (310)
3. MORDRED'S MADMEN (409)      19      Unchartered Team
4. SUPERIOR FORCES (310)       13
5. THE LORDS OF WAR (477)       4      BLANK II (106)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 SUPERIOR FORCES (310)     67  50  0 57.3   1/ 3 SUPERIOR FORCES (310)     9  3 0
 2/ 2 DARQUE FORCES (428)      169 140  9 54.7   2/ 1 DARQUE FORCES (428)       9  6 0
 3/ 3 MORDRED'S MADMEN (409)   119 103  6 53.6   3/ 2 A DEAL'S A DEAL (457)     7  8 1
 4- 4 AVID FANS (65)           126 120 11 51.2   4/ 5 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)     7  8 0
 5/ 5 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)    118 146  3 44.7   5- 4 AVID FANS (65)            6  2 0
 6/ 6 A DEAL'S A DEAL (457)     49  76  5 39.2   6/ 6 MORDRED'S MADMEN (409)    6  9 0
 7/ 7 THE LORDS OF WAR (477)    11  21  1 34.4   7/ 8 THE LORDS OF WAR (477)    2  4 0
 8- 8*ROAD WARRIORS (476)        3  11  0 21.4   8- 7*ROAD WARRIORS (476)       0  4 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, STORMCROWE?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Later days, DARQUE FORCES, since 
SUPERIOR FORCES took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  Of course, 
we're all terribly impressed to see LULU win a fight and gain 20 points, terribly.  
Tsk, tsk, LULU beat MALDROIT MABEL and MALDROIT MABEL lost 19 points.  You're 
breakin' my heart.  ALICE OSBORNE challenged STORMCROWE's Duelmaster for a shot at 
the throne.  And if variety is the spice of life, STORMCROWE may be getting bland, as 
HOT LIPS stays top dog in the city.  The Shadow's Fountain, humph!  I've tasted 
better ale at mortuaries.  Where do they get this stuff?  From STORMCROWE's trash 
dumps?   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  ZOEY 
was challenged more times this turn than the Duelmaster.  Now was the DM insulted or 
feared?  Heh, heh.  I guess I can give a little credit to SHADOW STALKER of THE LORDS 
OF WAR for challenging up by 22 to ZOEY.  SHADOW STALKER lost to get 39 points of 
recognition.   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for STORMCROWE's 
morgue.  More variety.  We're all going to die in the end, so why worry if the fate 
catches up with you sooner that later?   
     There's got to be a better place in STORMCROWE to get a drink than The Shadow's 
Fountain!  Any suggestions?  Phlllt!  Just had to do that before I leave the fine 
city of STORMCROWE.  I feel much better now.  Glad to see the back of this place-- 
Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOT LIPS 3743                28   6  0   122       DARQUE FORCES (428)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOMBSHELL 3914               17  10  3   138       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 DEATH FOG 4017               15   6  0   104       SUPERIOR FORCES (310)
 ALICE OSBORNE 3970           13  12  1   104       MORDRED'S MADMEN (409)
 SHARD 3507                   16  27  1   100       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-THE BEER VENDOR 1975         18  17  1    90       AVID FANS (65)
-THE STATISTICIAN 2309        15  16  0    80       AVID FANS (65)
 FRANCINE KRUGER 4015          8  13  0    76       MORDRED'S MADMEN (409)
 MOTHER 3741                  19  15  1    73       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 ZOEY 4126                     7   2  1    71       A DEAL'S A DEAL (457)
 PYROTECHNICS 4018            18   3  0    68       SUPERIOR FORCES (310)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JANE THE RIPPER 4096          9   4  0    66       MORDRED'S MADMEN (409)
-COLOUR COMMENTATOR 3951       7   5  1    66       AVID FANS (65)
-THE JANITOR 2545              8   9  0    57       AVID FANS (65)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-A TALENT SCOUT 3950           7   5  0    51       AVID FANS (65)
 GREZELDA 4131                 4   4  0    44       A DEAL'S A DEAL (457)
 WALRUS 3995                   8  16  0    40       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
 SHADOW STALKER 4155           7   5  0    39       THE LORDS OF WAR (477)
 AMY YATES 4145                6   1  1    38       MORDRED'S MADMEN (409)
 FROSTFLARE 4112               5   6  0    37       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
 ICELINIA 4092                 7   7  1    35       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LULU 4135                     4   3  0    32       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 ASU 4105                      4   0  0    28       SUPERIOR FORCES (310)
 FROSTBITE 4014                2  20  0    26       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
-B.F. GOODRICH 4143            1   1  0    26       ROAD WARRIORS (476)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAGGEDY ANN 4148              5   1  0    19       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 BERTHA 4168                   3   1  1    16       A DEAL'S A DEAL (457)
 AUNTY MACASSAR 4137           2   5  0    15       A DEAL'S A DEAL (457)
 TERLIMON 4170                 1   0  0    13       THE LORDS OF WAR (477)
 MALDROIT MABEL 4161           2   3  0    11       A DEAL'S A DEAL (457)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JARA 4160                     2   1  0     8       THE LORDS OF WAR (477)
-SMOKE 4154                    1   1  1     5       THE LORDS OF WAR (477)
-WINSTON 4141                  1   2  0     5       ROAD WARRIORS (476)
-HITCH 4167                    1   1  0     5       ROAD WARRIORS (476)
 JEANIE VORHES 4169            1   2  0     5       MORDRED'S MADMEN (409)
-CARA 4159                     0   2  0     2       THE LORDS OF WAR (477)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
NORA BATES 3883       13 17 0 MORDRED'S MADMEN 409  BOMBSHELL 3914        227         
T.A. 4139              0  3 0 ROAD WARRIORS 476     BERTHA 4168           228         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Persistent Beggar -- Enjoyed the workout; was fun.  We must try it again soon. --
Jara

ASU -- Congrats on your win.  It won't be that easy the next time. -- Cara

Zoey -- You did good.  However, I'm still alive and I'm looking forward to seeing you
on the sands soon. -- Shadow Stalker

All -- Once again I'm sorry to hear about Rich.  I'm sure he was a good manager and
friend to most of you.  Sincerely, Chris Seals, AKA Warriorlord.

Jeanie Vorhes -- Zoey? ...cute little Zoey's an ork too!?!  How's it everyone knew
that besides me? -- Aunty Macassar

All -- Three orks?!? -- Applejack
P.S.  She's not dat cute.

Raggedy Ann -- That got raggedier and raggedier minute by minute. -- Bertha

Shadow Stalker -- Ork Power.  There was so much Ork horn blowing going on, I figured
the high road was my ticket.  But, now that I'm found out.... -- Zoey

Alice Osborne -- You always disconcert me, because you don't LOOK like a madman.  Mad
you might be, I'm no judge of that--too much of it around, you know, but you don't
look like a man.  In fact, you look quite a woman. -- Shard

Colour Commentator -- I keep expecting you to have good comments, or should they be
commentations?  And then you don't say anything.  What color is that? -- Walrus
P.S.  Maybe I should get some personal comments, maybe when bored I should suggest
that we discuss cabbages and kings....

Amy Yates -- So, call yourself a man, do you?  This is an outrage to the feminist
movement.  It's as much as saying that you'd rather be a man than a woman, that men
are somehow SUPERIOR to women, which, as we all know, is NOT TRUE.  It's a vile
canard put about by men to conceal their inferiority.  The dogs.  Ha! -- Frostbite

A Talent Scout -- I can sing, does that count? -- Frostflare

Lulu -- You're not darque enough yet. -- Icelinia
P.S.  There is a single white male orc down in sunset looking for a female same.  You
could always...move.

Warrior Lord -- Sorry, you'll just see my warriors on the sands.  I gave up active
gladiating some years ago. -- Lady Protector (retired) Jorja

Mabel -- I propped it open with a cabbage.  More useful than kings, cabbages are. --
Walrus

     And they pickle better, or so I assume (never having tried to pickle a king). --
     Ed.

4 May 2005
Several questions have been asked about Slaughter's Challenge that I'd like to
address and clarify.
     1)  All Prizes must be used on the contest team, this includes the resurrection.
         Remember any fast arena team should be able to transfer to a slow arena
         (except for arena 82, I believe).
     2)  Warriors will be allowed to fight and run in the dead tourney, should there
         be one, and return if an opening can be made without breaking the rules
         (i.e. only one DA fight allowed per team).
     3)  If you win your single DA match you do not get another.  It's one use of the
         Dark Arena win or lose so if you want him/her/it dead be sure and throw the
         match!
     4)  The resurrection potion's longevity has been extended by the commission to 6
         months but the other potions (favorites, and +1 bonus) must still be used
         within 2 turns and on a 5 FE or higher warrior.  The resurrection can go on
         any warrior regardless of FE.
Street Legal

P.S.  My thanks to those already entered (Hammer, The Consortium, Tripwire, Stik, and
Shaman) and hope many more find a reason to come to arena 54.  Again, my email is
triumph1971@hotmail.com or you can diplo me in arena 14 at THE DEATH SQUAD (63) if
you need more info!

21 May 2005
Amendment for "Fratsfas Quest for the Best!"
     Managers that have teams already established in Fratsfa need not have (3) three
warriors in the initiates.  FE will NOT be a factor.  Stables may be entered at any
time.  Just announce your stable in the p-ads.
     ***************************************************************************
     This in my invitation to all managers  who wish to prove their mettle against
managers from all over Alastari.  We have limited TP's in this contest to one a team
at a time.  We DO NOT want this contest to become a scum fest as many others have,
hence the Andorian arena.  Good luck to all who come to prove their skills.  "May
your enemies' blood flow freely" -- Dark Knight Toker, Desolate Empire Alliance

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ALICE OSBORNE was unbelievably bested by HOT LIPS in a 11 minute Challenge fight.
SHADOW STALKER was handily defeated by ZOEY in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
JEANIE VORHES was viciously subdued by BERTHA in a 4 minute Challenge contest.
JARA was devastated by FROSTFLARE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge brawl.
SHARD overpowered MOTHER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute bloody one-sided struggle.
DEATH FOG overpowered VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute uneven melee.
BOMBSHELL slimly won victory over FRANCINE KRUGER in a 2 minute gory expert's duel.
PYROTECHNICS unbelievably bested GREZELDA in a slow 16 minute gory duel.
JANE THE RIPPER overpowered WALRUS in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
AMY YATES defeated FROSTBITE in a 2 minute match.
ICELINIA subdued RAGGEDY ANN in a 2 minute competition.
MALDROIT MABEL was handily defeated by LULU in a exciting 1 minute one-sided contest.
AUNTY MACASSAR was beaten by ASU in a 1 minute conflict.
TERLIMON handily defeated MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       5         TOTAL PARRY       33 -  20 -  0      62  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         LUNGING ATTACK    31 -  25 -  3      55  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         PARRY-STRIKE      16 -  15 -  2      52  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         WALL OF STEEL      8 -   8 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         BASHING ATTACK    10 -  11 -  0      48  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK   27 -  34 -  1      44  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         SLASHING ATTACK   14 -  18 -  0      44  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         AIMED BLOW        15 -  22 -  0      41  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -  13 -  0      38  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   7 -  0      36  |

Turn 230 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    2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         2 -  3         3  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  3         2  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  2                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      HOT LIPS 3743              28   6  0  122 DARQUE FORCES (428)
PARRY-STRIKE     BOMBSHELL 3914             17  10  3  138 DARQUE FORCES (428)
AIMED BLOW       DEATH FOG 4017             15   6  0  104 SUPERIOR FORCES (310)
STRIKING ATTACK  ALICE OSBORNE 3970         13  12  1  104 MORDRED'S MADMEN (409)
LUNGING ATTACK   MOTHER 3741                19  15  1   73 DARQUE FORCES (428)
SLASHING ATTACK  JANE THE RIPPER 4096        9   4  0   66 MORDRED'S MADMEN (409)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ALICE OSBORNE 3970.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was ALICE OSBORNE 3970.  The ten other most popular fighters were BERTHA 4168, 
FRANCINE KRUGER 4015, AMY YATES 4145, ICELINIA 4092, HOT LIPS 3743, SHARD 3507, ZOEY 
4126, DEATH FOG 4017, BOMBSHELL 3914, and FROSTBITE 4014.

The least popular fighter this week was PYROTECHNICS 4018.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were GREZELDA 4131, AUNTY MACASSAR 4137, WALRUS 3995, JEANIE VORHES 
4169, MALDROIT MABEL 4161, RAGGEDY ANN 4148, JARA 4160, SHADOW STALKER 4155, TERLIMON 
4170, and JANE THE RIPPER 4096.