DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/11/2006    Duedate: 11/07/2006

STORMCROWE ARENA

DM-45    TURN-248

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

AUNTY MACASSAR
A DEAL'S A DEAL (457)
(45-4137) [13-12-0,92]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

AUNTY MACASSAR                 THE TRANSIENT
A DEAL'S A DEAL (457)          MEN OF ILL REPUTE (395)
(45-4137) [13-12-0,92]         (45-3494) [7-0-0,47]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FROSTBITE                      SNAKE EYES
NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)          BLIND LUCK (450)
(45-4014) [5-35-0,50]          (45-3892) [3-3-0,32]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARQUE FORCES (428)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DARQUE FORCES (428)         46
2. NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)       25      DARQUE FORCES (428)
3. MEN OF ILL REPUTE (395)     15      Unchartered Team
4. A DEAL'S A DEAL (457)        8
5. BLIND LUCK (450)             4      MEN OF ILL REPUTE (395)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 DARQUE FORCES (428)      221 169 13 56.7   1/ 1 DARQUE FORCES (428)      10  4 2
 2/ 2*MEN OF ILL REPUTE (395)   18  16  2 52.9   2/ 2 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)    10  4 0
 3/ 0 ROAD WARRIORS (476)       19  23  0 45.2   3/ 4*MEN OF ILL REPUTE (395)   5  4 1
 4/ 4 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)    155 196  3 44.2   4/ 5*BLIND LUCK (450)          2  3 0
 5/ 3*THE LION'S DEN (479)       9  12  1 42.9   5/ 3 A DEAL'S A DEAL (457)     2 11 0
 6/ 5 A DEAL'S A DEAL (457)     86 127  5 40.4   6/ 6*THE LION'S DEN (479)      1  5 0
 7/ 6*BLIND LUCK (450)           6  10  0 37.5   7/ 0 ROAD WARRIORS (476)       0  1 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.

The view is great and I hope all of you will experience it sometime.  (probably not,
though)  Frostflare, it's not-so-much sad to see you go, am I...and that cheering not
coming from the battlements...that wasn't me. -- Aunty Macassar, Duelmistress

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster, back to give you this week's Spy Report.  Sit 
back in your seats and we'll have more fun than a barrel of Zontanis.  Hey everybody, 
watch out for AUNTY ENTITY, who flew up 21 points in the rankings after mashing RED 
like a melon.  Keep your eye on this gal.  And falling like a basher in the top ten 
was FROSTBITE, who dropped 8 points after a disappointing (to say the least) bout 
with THE BRIDE.  Well, everybody's pal AUNTY MACASSAR moved hers record to 13-12-0 by 
defeating WALRUS in the Duelmaster's Title Bout and gaining 2 recognition points.  
Can you believe they are paying me 10 gold to deliver this stuff?   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the STORMCROWE arena.  Here's 
a song for you:  Who's afraid of the big, bad MEN OF ILL  REPUTE?  Big bad MEN OF ILL 
REPUTE.  Big bad MEN OF ILL REPUTE.  STORMCROWE's afraid of the big bad MEN OF ILL 
REPUTE.  Tra la la la la!  Okay, so I may not be funny, but catch DARQUE FORCES' act 
in the arena.  Those acrobats seem to be fairly deft at running from MEN OF ILL 
REPUTE.  And who is this REDEMPTION you ask, with 33 points and a 3-4-2 record.  Ooh, 
the tales I could tell!   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  Yes, and another newbie bites the dust as RED goes down 
under the sword of AUNTY ENTITY.  Thanks to this, AUNTY ENTITY now has 21 recognition 
points.  Big woman!  LULU kills REDEMPTION.  Who ya gonna fight next, LULU--Minnie 
Mouse?  I hope MEN OF ILL REPUTE has a good enough fighter to beat the snot out of 
LULU.  In the 'Oops, What Have I Done?' category, REDEMPTION was mashed by LULU, who 
let REDEMPTION know that killing members of DARQUE FORCES is a no-no.  Here's some 
advice:  warriors with little wit and will may encounter problems on the trail to the 
Isle.   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in STORMCROWE have no 
sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  Well, there goes another Spy 
Report.  Good luck in next week's fights.  Its been real, and its been fun, but it 
hasn't been real fun...-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AUNTY MACASSAR 4137          13  12  0    92       A DEAL'S A DEAL (457)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-B.F. GOODRICH 4143            7   2  0   105       ROAD WARRIORS (476)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LULU 4135                    14  10  1    86       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 RAGGEDY ANN 4148             17   6  0    83       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 WALRUS 3995                  13  29  0    68       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE BRIDE 4180                8   4  0    66       DARQUE FORCES (428)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FROSTBITE 4014                5  35  0    50       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
 THE TRANSIENT 3494            7   0  0    47       MEN OF ILL REPUTE (395)
-WINSTON 4141                  5   5  0    39       ROAD WARRIORS (476)
-LYNX 4195                     3   1  0    35       THE LION'S DEN (479)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SNAKE EYES 3892               3   3  0    32       BLIND LUCK (450)
-PUMA 4194                     3   1  0    29       THE LION'S DEN (479)
 LADY WINTER 4231              4   3  0    27       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DIRK HAMMERTOE 3492           6   1  0    22       MEN OF ILL REPUTE (395)
-CRAPS 3891                    2   0  0    21       BLIND LUCK (450)
 AUNTY ENTITY 4253             1   0  1    21       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 RADIO FLYER 4250              2   0  0    14       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
 OCELOT 4239                   1   3  0    14       THE LION'S DEN (479)
 GELIDNIA HALE 4260            1   0  0    14       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
 SNAKE PLISKIN 3495            2   5  0    11       MEN OF ILL REPUTE (395)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ACE 3917                      1   1  0    11       BLIND LUCK (450)
-POSSUMNATOR 4189              1   0  0     9       ROAD WARRIORS (476)
-PANTHER 4196                  1   3  1     7       THE LION'S DEN (479)
-DAPL 4192                     1   3  0     6       THE LION'S DEN (479)
-SLOTS 3893                    0   2  0     2       BLIND LUCK (450)
 BAMBI FAWNDEER 4197           0   1  0     1       ROAD WARRIORS (476)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
CREEPY 4252            0  2 0 A DEAL'S A DEAL 457   BANDIT PRINCE 25      248 NONE    
RED 4241               3  2 0 A DEAL'S A DEAL 457   AUNTY ENTITY 4253     248         
DEAD 4254              0  1 0 DARQUE FORCES 428     HIGH ELF 19           248 NONE    
CELESTIAL ROSE 4240    3  1 1 DARQUE FORCES 428     REDEMPTION 3491       247 JUST REV
DINO KOHLER 3937       0  2 0 MEN OF ILL REPUTE 395 HIGH ELF 19           248 NONE    
REDEMPTION 3491        3  4 2 MEN OF ILL REPUTE 395 LULU 4135             248         
BLIZZARD BILL 4232     1  3 0 NORTHERN LIGHTS 393   CELESTIAL ROSE 4240   245 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Ocelot -- I thought ocelots were cute, and while wild animals aren't normally cuddly,
neither are you. <grin> -- Red

All -- Patience, fellow managers.  I've got tha revolvin door set up and da
interviewees are gettin a look over.  Somedays we'll be back up ta strength. --
Applejack, mgr. A Deal's a Deal

Lynx -- I did spare your life, but...I'd sure like your fur coat!  It's great.  Or
even just tell me where you got it.  I don't mind paying for my pleasures. --
Frostbite

Dapl -- My, you're a big handsome thing, aren't you?  I wouldn't mind seeing you
stretched out flat in front of my fireplace.  If you should be in need of a "day" job
that you can do at night, let me know. -- Lady Winter

Aunty Macassar -- Ah, the opponent of the greasy kid stuff.  Gotta love that, it
keeps the furniture clean. -- Frostflare
P.S.  I don't think we remembered to post my numbers for your manager.  Hang on a
minute, they're right around here somewhere....  Ah.  11-11-13-17-9-10-13  EP  lo/lo.
Obviously, I am retiring.  Uh, make that, I hope it is obvious to my manager that I'm
retiring!

Lulu -- You're quite the handful, my little cabbage, but if you will just hold still
for a MINUTE here, you will make me feel like a king. -- Walrus
P.S.  I don't mind if I end up feeling like a darque king.  That is a matter of
indifference to me.

Creepy -- Oh, that's no fun!  Fun is flying down a hill, snow whizzing by on either
side, and WILL you or WON'T you miss that wagon that's crossing in front of you down
at the bottom?  THAT, my friend, is a thrill. -- Radio Flyer

14 September 2006
     I am back in the arena and thinking back to those days in 1984 where I was a
novice and clueless manager.
     Now, 22 years later it looks like I am an ancient and once again clueless
manager.
     I am looking to recover some old warriors.  Since none of them are Aimed Blows,
they are no threat to win anything.  I just want to see how they turned out.

The Couatl 2-17
Madam Butterfly 20-701

Gypsy Moth 20-703
King Crab 21-1
Priestess Python 26-1388

Please contact me at DekeYoung@Comcast.net if you know about any of these ancient
warriors, or just want to bs about the old, old, old times.

25 September 2006
It is obvious that the Dark Knights wish to be shown the light.  Allow me to step
forward and blind them with truth.  YOU ARE WORTHLESS!!!  The Dark Knights are so
afraid of the light that they hide behind their black armor and empty threats.  It is
too bad they are unwilling to actually FIGHT us!  I guess our natural light is too
bright for you all to face!  Fear us, for we are here! -- Gemini Goldphoenix,
Overlord of the Avengers of Light!

5 October 2006
*Turf War IV Rules*

     Everyone may participate; known alliances, new alliances, or temporary alliances
created to compete in the Turf War! However, to participate, each alliance must:
     A.  Announce the alliance and the Captain of the alliance in the North Fork (DM
         47) newsletter.
Captains are responsible for:
     a.  verifying those who wish to participate under the banner of their alliance;
     b.  distribution of prizes should their alliance win the Turf War.
Managers must:
     a.  Submit one (1) RSI Roll-Up Gift Certificate to participate to:
          Baphomet, mgr. Knights Templar (568), DM 47 -- North Fork, or
          Rick Stringer
          13 St. Michael's CT
          Elkton, MD 21921
     b.  Announce their intent to compete with manager name, team name and alliance
         they will be fighting under in the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter.
Rules:
     1.  No scoring will begin until a Gift Cert is received.  No exceptions.
     2.  Before a manager can compete, he/she must declare and be verified by the
         Captain of the alliance he/she has claimed for;
     3.  Only one (1) team per player may compete.  NO multiple aliases please.
         Violations will result in disqualification.
     4.  The contest will begin on the turn following the January F2F and run for 12
         turns.
     5.  The turn  a declaration and verification will begin the scoring process.
     6.  No declarations or verifications will be accepted after Turn 10 of the Turf
         War 5.
     7.  For the purpose of scoring, I reserve the right to make all final decisions.
Scoring:
                  Win     Loss     Kill     Die
Challenge          +2      -2       +5       -5
Match-Up           +1      -1       +1       -5
Bloodfeud          +2      -5       +5      -10
Champion           x2      x2       x2       x2
Downchallenge     -10      xx      -10       xx
Dark Arena        +10      -5       xx       xx
Special Scoring:
     a.  Each mention in the Spy Report is worth 2 points (team mentions only!)
     b.  Each Style Master is worth 2 points.
     c.  Duelmaster Throne is worth 2 points
Champions:
     a.  Champions may be declared, but are not mandatory.  If declared, the Champion
         must be in the Adepts or lower brackets on the turn they are declared
         without having gone above the Adepts bracket at any time...including
         transferred teams.  (I'll be watching for this occurrence!)
Bloodfeuds:
     a.  Bloodfeuds count for all four (4) turns.  However, the same warrior may not
         be used all four turns.  4 turns means 4 separate warriors.  A penalty of
         -10 will be given to the team who violates this.
Special Conditions:
     a.  I reserve the right for all final decisions.
     b.  If I make a mistake, I'll multiply the points by 2.
     c.  If you claim I did, and *YOU* are wrong, I'll subtract points at the rate of
         x10.
     d.  Each alliance begins with zero (0) points.
     e.  Dark Arena may be used on the first turn of every warrior with no penalty
         (this means a warrior with 0 FE).
     f.  TVs won after the contest begins gain a 25 point one time score once the
         tourney reports are posted in the NL.
     g.  TCs won after the contest begins gain a 50 point one time score with the
         same conditions as noted for TVs.
     h.  NO switching alliance once verified by an alliance that a team has declared
         for.
     i.  Only 7 teams are permitted per alliance for the Turf War 5.
PRIZES:
     Turf Wars are a "Winner Takes All" type contest.  All prizes and 100% of the RU
Certs will be given to the Captain of the winning alliance and it is his/her
responsibility to give these to the alliance membership.
     I have requested from RSI the following:
     a.  renaming of the orth Fork (DM 47) arena;
     b.  renaming of Dark Arena Monsters;
     c.  known favourite rhythms for one warrior on each team of the winning
         alliance.  This warrior would be in the Initiates or above brackets on the
         last turn of the Turf War (they must have at least one arena fight to
         receive this award).
               Baphomet, Host of TW5
Special Note:  A downchallenge is considered from a higher bracket to a lower
bracket.  Same bracket, more recognition points?  Not a downchallenge!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CREEPY was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
DINO KOHLER was slaughtered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
DEAD was murdered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
LULU butchered REDEMPTION in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud contest.
THE BRIDE overpowered FROSTBITE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
DIRK HAMMERTOE bested OCELOT in a 4 minute Challenge duel.
AUNTY MACASSAR defeated WALRUS in a 1 minute veteran's Title struggle.
RAGGEDY ANN outwaited M. CHARDINEE in a 10 minute competition.
THE TRANSIENT defeated SNAKE EYES in a action packed 6 minute melee.
LADY WINTER vanquished SNAKE PLISKIN in a 2 minute uneven duel.
RED was assassinated by AUNTY ENTITY in a 1 minute gory uneven duel.
RADIO FLYER overpowered BAMBI FAWNDEER in a 1 minute uneven match.
GELIDNIA HALE overpowered MORDANT DESERTER 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                   6         TOTAL PARRY       17 -   5 -  0      77  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         LUNGING ATTACK    27 -  20 -  3      57  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     14 -  13 -  0      52  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -   9 -  1      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-LUNGE       14 -  15 -  1      48  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   9 -  1      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         AIMED BLOW         7 -  12 -  0      37  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   7 -  0      36  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   9 -  0      31  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         SLASHING ATTACK    1 -   4 -  1      20  |

Turn 248 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      AUNTY MACASSAR 4137        13  12  0   92 A DEAL'S A DEAL (457)
LUNGING ATTACK   LULU 4135                  14  10  1   86 DARQUE FORCES (428)
TOTAL PARRY      RAGGEDY ANN 4148           17   6  0   83 DARQUE FORCES (428)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is FROSTBITE 4014.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was SNAKE EYES 3892.  The ten other most popular fighters were OCELOT 4239, LADY 
WINTER 4231, AUNTY ENTITY 4253, GELIDNIA HALE 4260, THE BRIDE 4180, SNAKE PLISKIN 
3495, CREEPY 4252, LULU 4135, AUNTY MACASSAR 4137, and RADIO FLYER 4250.

The least popular fighter this week was BAMBI FAWNDEER 4197.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were RED 4241, THE TRANSIENT 3494, RAGGEDY ANN 4148, WALRUS 3995, 
DIRK HAMMERTOE 3492, FROSTBITE 4014, REDEMPTION 3491, DEAD 4254, DINO KOHLER 3937, 
and RADIO FLYER 4250.

                 FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY XLI

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DEATH FOG 4017 (29-12-0)               6  3  0         SUPERIOR FORCES      

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
COLOUR COMMENTATOR 3951 (10-6-1)       0  3  0         AVID FANS