DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/19/2006    Duedate: 08/15/2006

STORMCROWE ARENA

DM-45    TURN-245

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

HOT LIPS
DARQUE FORCES (428)
(45-3743) [39-9-0,141]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HOT LIPS                       SNAKE EYES
DARQUE FORCES (428)            BLIND LUCK (450)
(45-3743) [39-9-0,141]         (45-3892) [2-1-0,24]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FROSTFLARE                     FROSTFLARE
NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)          NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
(45-4112) [13-13-0,106]        (45-4112) [13-13-0,106]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARQUE FORCES (428)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DARQUE FORCES (428)         28
2. BLIND LUCK (450)            15      DARQUE FORCES (428)
3. NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)        1      Unchartered Team
4. THE FIVE RONIN (481)         0
5. ROAD WARRIORS (476)          0      BLIND LUCK (450)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 DARQUE FORCES (428)      211 165 11 56.1   1/ 1 DARQUE FORCES (428)      11  4 1
 2- 2*THE LION'S DEN (479)       8   7  1 53.3   2/ 4 A DEAL'S A DEAL (457)     8  7 0
 3- 4 THE FIVE RONIN (481)      43  48  3 47.3   3- 5 THE FIVE RONIN (481)      4  1 0
 4- 5 ROAD WARRIORS (476)       19  22  0 46.3   4- 2*THE LION'S DEN (479)      4  6 0
 5/ 6 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)    145 192  3 43.0   5/ 3 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)     3 12 0
 6/ 7 A DEAL'S A DEAL (457)     84 116  5 42.0   6- 6 ROAD WARRIORS (476)       2  1 0
 7/ 0*BLIND LUCK (450)           4   7  0 36.4   7/ 0*BLIND LUCK (450)          1  0 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.

Yay...here I am again on the throne of Stormcrowe.  I would actually just like to be
in retirement on the Isle, but no such luck.

After researching and other such nonsense, Master Darque says that I will probably be
here another two turns (excluding this one).  Apparently that 50 FE drivel that he
was screaming about applies to arena FE and not total FE.  He must be right because
I'm still here.  He hates it when he is wrong.  I rather enjoy it, but don't tell him
that I said that.

No challenges and no avoids this turn.  If you want a shot at me, challenge away.
The throne has lost its luster in my eyes.  I have been here a lot though, and the
throne has melded to me, so it is comfortable...for now.

Your Duelmistress,

Hot Lips
Darque Forces
Soldier of the Vendetta Cartel

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, in STORMCROWE a quiet thief gets rich, but a quiet spymaster gets 
poor.  So bring me ale and harken to my tidbits of news.  And let's see, SNAKE EYES 
fought HEN-PECKED HARRY and gained 15 points and contributed to BLIND LUCK's 1-0-0.  
HEN-PECKED HARRY has lost to SNAKE EYES, falling 4 points, while helping make A 
DEAL'S A DEAL a 3-2-0 turn.  Defending hers title for another turn, HOT LIPS kept 
NORTHERN LIGHTS' warrior, FROSTFLARE, from claiming the throne.  Can someone confirm 
a rumor for me?  I hear the top team makes their losing fighters do dishes at The 
Shadow's Fountain until they win.  Maybe?   
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  A DEAL'S A DEAL made what looks to 
be a tough decision this turn, as they sent ZOEY, with a record of 14-9-1, to ZOEY 
death.  Farewell, hers.  We'd like to remind certain teams not to rob the graves of 
their enemies.  You know who you are; and it's considered rude.   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep your swords 
sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until you see my quill in STORMCROWE again, farewell-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOT LIPS 3743                39   9  0   141       DARQUE FORCES (428)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FROSTFLARE 4112              13  13  0   106       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
-B.F. GOODRICH 4143            7   2  0   105       ROAD WARRIORS (476)
 AUNTY MACASSAR 4137          12  10  0    91       A DEAL'S A DEAL (457)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAGGEDY ANN 4148             15   5  0    83       DARQUE FORCES (428)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WALRUS 3995                  12  27  0    63       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
 THE BRIDE 4180                6   3  0    60       DARQUE FORCES (428)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CHIKUAMI 4214                 6   1  1    56       THE FIVE RONIN (481)
 LULU 4135                    11  10  0    55       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 FROSTBITE 4014                4  33  0    45       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
-LYNX 4195                     3   0  0    44       THE LION'S DEN (479)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WINSTON 4141                  5   5  0    39       ROAD WARRIORS (476)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-IKEDA 4211                    5   0  1    30       THE FIVE RONIN (481)
-ODA 4213                      4   3  0    27       THE FIVE RONIN (481)
-PUMA 4194                     3   0  0    27       THE LION'S DEN (479)
-ASANO 4212                    3   2  0    24       THE FIVE RONIN (481)
 SNAKE EYES 3892               2   1  0    24       BLIND LUCK (450)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CRAPS 3891                    2   0  0    21       BLIND LUCK (450)
 CRUNCH 4242                   2   0  0    21       A DEAL'S A DEAL (457)
-NENE 4238                     1   0  0    21       THE FIVE RONIN (481)
 CELESTIAL ROSE 4240           2   0  1    19       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 RED 4241                      2   0  0    17       A DEAL'S A DEAL (457)
 HEN-PECKED HARRY 4190         3   4  0    13       A DEAL'S A DEAL (457)
-POSSUMNATOR 4189              1   0  0     9       ROAD WARRIORS (476)
-PANTHER 4196                  1   2  1     6       THE LION'S DEN (479)
 LADY WINTER 4231              1   3  0     6       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
-DAPL 4192                     1   2  0     5       THE LION'S DEN (479)
-OCELOT 4239                   0   2  0     2       THE LION'S DEN (479)
-SLOTS 3893                    0   2  0     2       BLIND LUCK (450)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
ZOEY 4126             14 10 1 A DEAL'S A DEAL 457   MOUNTAIN TROLL 18     245 NONE    
BERTHA 4168           11  5 1 A DEAL'S A DEAL 457   THE JANITOR 2545      242         
MOLDY MORT 4191        1  2 0 A DEAL'S A DEAL 457   PANTHER 4196          242 REVENGED
BLIZZARD BILL 4232     1  3 0 NORTHERN LIGHTS 393   CELESTIAL ROSE 4240   245         
REE FLECTOR 4185       4  2 0 ROAD WARRIORS 476     A TALENT SCOUT 3950   242         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Frostflare -- I didn't change anything, and I'm sure you didn't either ;). -- Hot
Lips

Zoey -- Master Darque said he knew that would be the outcome if I fought you.
Congrats on graduation. -- Raggedy Ann

Captured Orc?  Who wants to capture an orc?  ORCSR4BBQN. -- The Bride

Panther -- Thanks for the learns.  I wouldn't want to do that again in about 4 or 5
turns.  I may come on the losing end or pointy end, depending on how you look at it.
-- Celestial Rose

Kat -- You'll have to show me the numbers for this Lion's Den team of yours. --
Master Darque
P.S.  Welcome to my second home!

Applejack -- You've been quiet lately.  You still with us? -- Master Darque

All -- Zoey, ST 18(+1)-11-12-17-9-5-13 MS MD/LO.  Da last a tha Orks, an tha onliest
one what didn't wash out or die.  A morningstar striker... one a my ideals for a
high-flashin warrior, zing zang *WHANGO* ...cept'n Zoey couldn't outjump a
houseplant.  (kid did love a good fight, though)  Plus I'm not normally a headhunter
but if still runnin'er, it occurs that a high attack should be meetin high
resistance. -- Applejack, Mgr. A Deal's a Deal

Dapl -- Nobody saw that one coming, but then what one fore-sees has to stick to
possibles.  What one ...sees, doesn't. -- Red

Blizzard Bill -- My man!  My main man!!  (what was your name again?)  Compliments?!?
We don't solicit them, they come or they don't come. -- Crunch

Walrus -- You fuddled my mental apparati, but I saw through. -- Aunty Macassar

Puma -- Hello.  The short list is getting shorter.  Zoey's hogging the DA this cycle,
but I've been told to win or accommodations for me will be forthcoming. -- Hang-Ten
Harry (hanging on)

Lynx -- Wow, great fur!  Your resistance to my special power is impressive. --
Frostbite
P.S.  Impressive teeth, too!  Better a frostbite than a lynxbite, I think.

Ocelot -- You may be, as the saying goes, the ocelot of opposition, but winter always
comes in the end.  It isn't that you are weak, but I am strong. -- Lady Winter

Hot Lips -- You melted me, and I have to admit the experience was thrilling.  (long,
detailed description of the melting process deleted, as there are limits to what
other people really want to know)  Way to go, hot lady! -- Frostflare

Aunty Macassar -- I wish you would go back to Madagascar, or wherever it was you came
from initially, because you're just too oily for me.  Slippery through and through.
-- Walrus
P.S.  And you haven't a clue about cabbages.

Crunch -- Huh, the arenamaster was impressed before either of us did a thing!
Must've been the intensity of our initial grimaces.  You had the edge in that, being
a Shew, you had more face to grimace with.  Darn.  After I break out of this pill-
palace, how about if we go do some grimacing together down along the waterfront.
Check out a few bars, see if we can grimace up enough copper for a few beers? --
Blizzard Bill

Hot Lips -- And so the Handicapper and the Drawer-of-Names-Out-of-Hats makes fools of
us all.  May you live and graduate soon. -- Frostflare

The Bride -- Not deliberately, but if that turns out to be the only route I can take,
well, what else is there for me to do, eh? -- Frostbite

Congratulations to Zoey! -- all of us at Northern Lights

20 June 2006
Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire
Our newest Dark Knight disrespected?!?!?!  ARE THEY SERIOUS?!?!  If at all possible,
let's get over to 31.  I'm on the way.  Let's get 'em. -- Dark Knight Osiris

26 June 2006
To those interested, G.E.C.K.O., Inc, is looking for able-bodied warriors to embark
on a dangerous mission.  Those interested (or for more details) diplo me at:
Juice, DM 93, mgr. Arena Masters, Inc -- Juice

30 June 2006
All -- I am looking for able bodied warriors, magic-wielding wizards, faith-healing
clerics, and quick-handed thieves to begin a quest requested by the Emperor of the
Southern Kingdom of Crailmia.  All interested parties can diplo me in arena 93 --
Noblish Island, c/o Will-O-Wisps (1422) or write to me at -- Robert Bennett, 317173,
4269 West M-80, Kincheloe, Mi 49784. -- the Lightbearer, mgr. Will-O-Wisps

1 July 2006
BROTHER KNIGHTS OF THE DESOLATE EMPIRE -- Hail brothers where ever you are to be
found!  We are engaging in arena 31.  Let them feel our wrath.  Onward to glory!!! --
Dark knight Blackstorm

1 July 2006
Soultaker -- Read your e-mail! -- Guardian

10 July 2006
The Dark Knights sat at the Dark Table with grim faces.  All present knew that there
could be no quarter.  The Forces of Desolation would be unleashed.  There would be no
turning back, no mercy and no hesitation to do what was necessary.  Teeth gritted and
knuckles whitened with fury as the IMPERIAL PROCLAMATION was signed by each Dark
Knight.
     AS OF JULY 1, 2006 -- WAR IS DECLARED ON THE ALLIANCE KNOWN AS THE VENDETTA
CARTEL.
     The Desolate Empire -- Dark Knights:  Ancient Creep, Blackstorm, Dok Sik, Goat,
Heathen, Hatebred, Kon, Osiris, Toker, Wasby the Great

14 July 2006
In response to the Desolate Empire's declaration of war, the Vendetta Cartel offers
the following response:

The members of the Vendetta Cartel can be found in 1, 8, 9, 10,  11, 14, 22, 25, 28,
31, 39, 45, 47, 50, 52, 54, 59, 60, 100, and 106.  Stop yapping in the all-arena ads,
pick an arena, issue a challenge, actually win something, and then maybe (and we
stress maybe) you may speak.  You may come to our home arenas (8, 31, and 47) and
confront us, but we suggest you learn to win in your own "home" arena (52) first.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ZOEY was viciously butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
HOT LIPS unbelievably bested FROSTFLARE in a exciting 7 minute expert's Title battle.
AUNTY MACASSAR vanquished WALRUS in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
RAGGEDY ANN savagely defeated CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a monotonous 8 minute fight.
THE BRIDE bested FROSTBITE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
LULU devastated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute mismatched match.
SNAKE EYES handily defeated HEN-PECKED HARRY in a 2 minute gruesome uneven fight.
CRUNCH vanquished LADY WINTER in a 1 minute uneven duel.
BLIZZARD BILL was assassinated by CELESTIAL ROSE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
RED overpowered 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|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-LUNGE       14 -   8 -  1      64  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         STRIKING ATTACK   16 -  10 -  1      62  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         TOTAL PARRY       14 -  10 -  0      58  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    27 -  20 -  1      57  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-STRIKE       9 -   7 -  1      56  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK     7 -   8 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -  13 -  0      43  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         AIMED BLOW         6 -  16 -  0      27  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   9 -  0      25  |

Turn 245 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     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  2         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  2         2  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      HOT LIPS 3743              39   9  0  141 DARQUE FORCES (428)
PARRY-LUNGE      AUNTY MACASSAR 4137        12  10  0   91 A DEAL'S A DEAL (457)
LUNGING ATTACK   THE BRIDE 4180              6   3  0   60 DARQUE FORCES (428)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is FROSTFLARE 4112.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was FROSTFLARE 4112.  The ten other most popular fighters were SNAKE EYES 3892, AUNTY 
MACASSAR 4137, THE BRIDE 4180, CRUNCH 4242, HOT LIPS 3743, LULU 4135, CELESTIAL ROSE 
4240, RED 4241, WALRUS 3995, and FROSTBITE 4014.

The least popular fighter this week was RAGGEDY ANN 4148.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were BLIZZARD BILL 4232, LADY WINTER 4231, HEN-PECKED HARRY 4190, 
FROSTBITE 4014, WALRUS 3995, RED 4241, CELESTIAL ROSE 4240, LULU 4135, HOT LIPS 3743, 
and CRUNCH 4242.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

HOT LIPS (45-3743) DARQUE FORCES (428)

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

ZOEY (45-4126) A DEAL'S A DEAL (457)

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

     For those of you who keep track of such things, 5 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                       SNOTTYMAN (40-3685) of THEY TRAINED ME!
                            HORRID (65-6385) of LEGION IV
                         JUDICIOUSLY (82-27214) of ADVERBS II
                      TERRICONUS (82-27651) of THE GLORIOUS DARK
                      FLABBY-O (82-30720) of STREET PIZZAD XXII

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes