DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/16/2005    Duedate: 08/12/2005

SNOWBOUND ARENA

DM-50    TURN-213

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

YAIWE
DARK SIDHE (288)
(50-3414) [23-4-0,105]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

NEUMA                          POSITION IS EMPTY
DARK SIDHE (288)               
(50-3406) [15-16-0,108]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GILIA HARN                     STRYKER
MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)             DRUID'S GROVE (292)
(50-3391) [24-21-0,102]        (50-3404) [16-16-0,94]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARK SIDHE (288)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DARK SIDHE (288)            30
2. OPEN SESAME (199)           26      MASTER BLASTERS (60)
3. WHETSTONE 5WY (385)          0      Unchartered Team
4. MASTER BLASTERS (60)        -2
5. MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)         -10      THE COHORT (68)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 MASTER BLASTERS (60)     132  89  3 59.7   1/ 1 DARK SIDHE (288)         10  5 0
 2/ 2 OPEN SESAME (199)        284 195 17 59.3   2/ 2 DRUID'S GROVE (292)       9  6 0
 3/ 3 DARK SIDHE (288)         347 305 23 53.2   3/ 3 MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)        6  9 0
 4/ 4 DRUID'S GROVE (292)       96  93  8 50.8   4/ 4 OPEN SESAME (199)         2  3 0
 5/ 6 MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)       102 123  2 45.3   5/ 5 MASTER BLASTERS (60)      1  2 0
 6- 7*WHETSTONE 5WY (385)        0   1  0  0.0   6- 7*WHETSTONE 5WY (385)       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

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly SNOWBOUND games.  STREET SIGN caught the eye of many 
in the gladiatorial commission as it skillfully bested DRAGOUL and was awarded 19 
points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, NEUMA put down 
ELLITA FESS, causing her to lose 16 points of recognition in the process.  Not for 
nothing has YAIWE in the past laid claim to the Duelmaster's throne, and this week 
he's proven his combat skill yet again.  Would you believe that over half of the old 
women in SNOWBOUND seem to feel that they could fight better than you gladiators?   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  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?  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of a far off 
city calling to me.  I must away!  Till we meet again, remember:  a turtle walks 
slow, hides head in a shell, and harms no one; a lion runs to slay its prey.-- 
Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YAIWE 3414                   23   4  0   105       DARK SIDHE (288)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NEUMA 3406                   15  16  0   108       DARK SIDHE (288)
 GILIA HARN 3391              24  21  0   102       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
 HOLLAN INNIS 3388            18  20  0    99       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
 ELLITA FESS 3392             24  21  1    94       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
 STRYKER 3404                 16  16  0    94       DRUID'S GROVE (292)
 SUPER GROVER 3413            12   4  0    93       OPEN SESAME (199)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ON MY WAY 3378               16   7  1    87       OPEN SESAME (199)
 FENDER GRALE 3389            15  24  1    70       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SWEET AIR 3381               14   9  0    65       OPEN SESAME (199)
 GRONK 3472                    9   8  1    60       DARK SIDHE (288)
 BLAZE 3412                   12  12  4    59       DRUID'S GROVE (292)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROXANNE DE'MORRE 3449        11   9  0    50       DRUID'S GROVE (292)
-HARRY MONSTER 3430            3   9  0    48       OPEN SESAME (199)
-BERLINETTA 2156               7   6  0    40       MASTER BLASTERS (60)
 AZAER 3096                    7   5  0    38       MASTER BLASTERS (60)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MATASAI THE MYSTIC 3531       2   1  0    24       DRUID'S GROVE (292)
 STREET SIGN 3523              2   2  0    24       OPEN SESAME (199)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAILEA 3518                   4   2  1    22       DARK SIDHE (288)
 GERRICK GRIMM 3530            2   1  0    22       DRUID'S GROVE (292)
 DRAGOUL 3516                  4   3  1    16       DARK SIDHE (288)
 CASS DOLAN 3517               1   6  0    11       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
-TINT 3528                     0   1  0     7       WHETSTONE 5WY (385)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Super Grover -- I've got this stuff now, it's called Roundup or something, and you 
spray it on plants, and poof, no plants.  Actually, living here in the land of lots 
of snow, I'm not sure that's a good idea.  In fact, I bet Jorja misunderstood me when 
I said I had problems with a grover.  I bet she thought "trees and shrubs."  Ah, 
well.  It isn't like I'm going to USE the stuff. -- Ellita Fess

Yaiwe -- Oh, thanks!  I really didn't want to be Duel2Dude.  Glad to have that off my 
hands. -- Hollan Innis
P.S.  And to have survived the loss, of course, not that you're a killer, but
accidents happen.

Stryker -- Bah. -- Gilia Harn

Neuma -- Eyowch!  That was close!  Glad I'm not pushing up the daisies (or clover, or 
whatever) now. -- Fender Grale

I don't know the story on this "Donnegil Noble," but if I was Donnegil, I'd send out 
an assassin.  Talk about lame! -- Cass Dolan

27 June 2005
ATTENTION ALL YOU ALLIANCE-TYPE PEOPLE:
For the purposes of tourney newsletter alliance listings (when I am able to do them),
you may only be listed in ONE alliance.  In other words, you have to choose!  If you
are a part of Englebert's Alliance and Englebert's Alliance is "part" of Ruthrauf's
Alliance, I will list you EITHER as part of Englebert's Alliance OR as part of
Ruthrauf's Alliance, NOT both.  The default would be the top-level alliance,
Ruthrauf's, in this example.  If you'd rather be listed separately, let me know and I
will do so, but that will be the only listing you get. -- The Saint, keeper of ever-
more-complicated lists

29 Jun 2005
The Company of Brothers (TCB) welcomes two new members to our alliance...Liam the
Goth and Buddy Lee.  We have no doubt that they will prove to be assets to our
alliance and the general dueling community. -- Baphomet, co-founder, T.C.B.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

YAIWE bested HOLLAN INNIS in a 3 minute master's Title fight.
ELLITA FESS was vanquished by NEUMA in a 1 minute uneven battle.
STRYKER was subdued by GILIA HARN in a crowd pleasing 2 minute expert's fight.
FENDER GRALE was devastated by SUPER GROVER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
BLAZE was demolished by CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
AZAER lost to ROXANNE DE'MORRE in a 6 minute fight.
GRONK devastated GERRICK GRIMM in a 1 minute mismatched match.
DRAGOUL was handily defeated by STREET SIGN in a 1 minute uneven fight.
CASS DOLAN lost to MAILEA in a action packed 1 minute duel.
MATASAI THE MYSTIC won victory over EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute beginner's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   0 -  0     100  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         TOTAL PARRY       16 -   7 -  1      70  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         AIMED BLOW         7 -   4 -  0      64  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK   22 -  15 -  4      59  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK   19 -  14 -  3      58  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         LUNGING ATTACK    20 -  16 -  1      56  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         WALL OF STEEL     24 -  22 -  2      52  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     11 -  11 -  1      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK    10 -  14 -  3      42  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   6 -  0      14  |

Turn 213 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      YAIWE 3414                 23   4  0  105 DARK SIDHE (288)
WALL OF STEEL    GILIA HARN 3391            24  21  0  102 MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    ELLITA FESS 3392           24  21  1   94 MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
STRIKING ATTACK  SUPER GROVER 3413          12   4  0   93 OPEN SESAME (199)
SLASHING ATTACK  GRONK 3472                  9   8  1   60 DARK SIDHE (288)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is GILIA HARN 3391.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was STRYKER 3404.  The ten other most popular fighters were HOLLAN INNIS 3388, MAILEA 
3518, GILIA HARN 3391, SUPER GROVER 3413, GRONK 3472, NEUMA 3406, AZAER 3096, MATASAI 
THE MYSTIC 3531, YAIWE 3414, and STREET SIGN 3523.

The least popular fighter this week was ROXANNE DE'MORRE 3449.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were CASS DOLAN 3517, DRAGOUL 3516, GERRICK GRIMM 3530, BLAZE 3412, 
FENDER GRALE 3389, ELLITA FESS 3392, STREET SIGN 3523, YAIWE 3414, MATASAI THE MYSTIC 
3531, and AZAER 3096.

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XXXIX

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
UMBR-ELL-A 3222 (10-6-0)               3  3  0         THE M.O.D. SQUAD     

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
30 3320 (8-2-1)                        2  3  0         IRON CURTAIN         

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
VIRGINIA SLIM 3501 (2-0-0)             2  3  0         IN THE NICOTINE      

CHALLENGERS FOOL TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
NO-PAIN-4U 2359 (12-5-2)               0  3  0         EXTREMISTS           

ADEPTS FOOLS TOURNEY                   W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
10 3321 (4-5-0)                        1  3  0         IRON CURTAIN