DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/31/2005    Duedate: 01/27/2006

SNOWBOUND ARENA

DM-50    TURN-219

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

YAIWE
DARK SIDHE (288)
(50-3414) [29-4-0,138]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

YAIWE                          CANNON BALL
DARK SIDHE (288)               IN THE NICOTINE (383)
(50-3414) [29-4-0,138]         (50-3519) [2-0-0,19]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

STRYKER                        FENDER GRALE
DRUID'S GROVE (292)            MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
(50-3404) [17-21-0,98]         (50-3389) [17-28-2,100]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARK SIDHE (288)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. HORROR SHOW (387)           17
2. DRUID'S GROVE (292)         16      MASTER BLASTERS (60)
3. MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)          16      Unchartered Team
4. MASTER BLASTERS (60)        11
5. BONDSMEN (269)               0      IN THE NICOTINE (383)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 MASTER BLASTERS (60)     137  90  3 60.4   1/ 1 DARK SIDHE (288)          9  6 1
 2/ 3 DARK SIDHE (288)         365 317 24 53.5   2- 2 BONDSMEN (269)            8  2 1
 3/ 4 DRUID'S GROVE (292)      108 108  9 50.0   3/ 4 DRUID'S GROVE (292)       4  8 0
 4/ 0*IN THE NICOTINE (383)      7   7  1 50.0   4/ 5 MASTER BLASTERS (60)      2  1 0
 5/ 0*HORROR SHOW (387)          1   1  0 50.0   5/ 0*IN THE NICOTINE (383)     2  3 1
 6- 6 BONDSMEN (269)            33  37  2 47.1   6/ 7 MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)        2  7 0
 7/ 7 MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)       110 138  3 44.4   7/ 0*HORROR SHOW (387)         1  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

     So why do I have this bag over my head?  Because I am The Unknown Spymaster and 
I'm going to give you a spy report!.  Hey everybody, watch out for STRYKER, who flew 
up 19 points in the rankings after mashing NEUMA like a melon.  Keep your eye on this 
gal.  Ya know, some days it doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  NEUMA was beat by 
STRYKER and drops 73 points.  Our battling duelmaster YAIWE has managed to hold the 
title, fending off FENDER GRALE's none too subtle advances.  Better luck next time, 
MIDDLE WAY 6.  Advice to bashers--never force anything, just get a bigger halberd!   
     Here is other news that is of note.  Well just about everybody wants a piece of 
GERRICK GRIMM, who was this week's most challenged warrior.   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  Knowing when to use the right tactics at 
the proper time is a very important step on the road to Duelmaster.   
     Well, there's the manager of the SNOWBOUND giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 
'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some 
tracks.  And remember, you can pick your friends and you can pick your--(loud boos), 
oh, you've heard that one already!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YAIWE 3414                   29   4  0   138       DARK SIDHE (288)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FENDER GRALE 3389            17  28  2   100       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
 STRYKER 3404                 17  21  0    98       DRUID'S GROVE (292)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NEUMA 3406                   20  17  0    84       DARK SIDHE (288)
-LEVATOR 2256                 10   4  0    80       BONDSMEN (269)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ZYTOR 3293                    4   7  0    66       BONDSMEN (269)
 AZAER 3096                   12   6  0    62       MASTER BLASTERS (60)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROXANNE DE'MORRE 3449        14  12  0    54       DRUID'S GROVE (292)
-VARLET 2259                   5   9  0    52       BONDSMEN (269)
-BLAZON 2257                   7   7  1    48       BONDSMEN (269)
 MATASAI THE MYSTIC 3531       6   3  1    45       DRUID'S GROVE (292)
 DRAGOUL 3516                  7   6  1    40       DARK SIDHE (288)
-BERLINETTA 2156               7   6  0    40       MASTER BLASTERS (60)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CASS DOLAN 3517               3  10  0    27       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
 MAILEA 3518                   6   6  2    26       DARK SIDHE (288)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GERRICK GRIMM 3530            5   4  0    19       DRUID'S GROVE (292)
 CANNON BALL 3519              2   0  0    19       IN THE NICOTINE (383)
 VIRGINIA SLIM 3501            2   1  0    17       IN THE NICOTINE (383)
 ABOMNINATION 3541             1   0  0    16       HORROR SHOW (387)
-TANQUE 3540                   1   0  1    14       BONDSMEN (269)
 ASH TRAY 3498                 2   1  0     7       IN THE NICOTINE (383)
 BENSON HEDGES 3499            1   1  1     7       IN THE NICOTINE (383)
 AUARIA 3547                   0   1  0     1       DARK SIDHE (288)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
QUIXOTE 2258           4  7 0 BONDSMEN 269          MATASAI THE MYST 3531 215 REVENGED
BLAZE 3412            13 14 4 DRUID'S GROVE 292     FENDER GRALE 3389     216         
BLOOD BATH 3543        0  1 0 HORROR SHOW 387       BENSON HEDGES 3499    219         
SNUFFED 3546           0  1 0 IN THE NICOTINE 383   ICEWORM 27            219 NONE    
JENNIS KLURE 3539      1  1 0 MIDDLE WAY 6 368      TANQUE 3540           218         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Yaiwe -- Why am I not surprised at the outcome of this fight?  Good work on your
part. -- Fender Grale
P.S.  I'd be glad to offer you a challenge, but my manager is totally lazy.
Personals, yes, they can be done at the last minute.  But a challenge?  Not much
chance, I'm afraid.

Gerrick Grimm -- Not much of a teacher, are you? -- Cass Dolan

Tanque -- Oh, great.  What a fine beginning to the new year! -- disgruntled Ghost of
Jennis Klure

Now is the time for you all to be very, very afraid for the warriors of Horror Show
stable have arrived! -- Warriors of the Horror Show Gladiatorial Stable

30 December 2005
Just a reminder to all you online type people.  It is much appreciated if you send
your personals in PLAIN TEXT, rather than HTML or formatted text.  HAL, in his
infinite wisdom, doesn't DO formatting, which means having to unsnarl your personal
ads from bunches of extraneous...stuff.  So, if your e-mailer has a plain text
option, let it be your friend. -- Ed.
P.S.  Sometimes it's the formatted text which makes ads go astray.  Not often, but
sometimes.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SNUFFED was butchered by ICEWORM in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
MAILEA was devastated by MATASAI THE MYSTIC in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
DRAGOUL handily defeated GERRICK GRIMM in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
YAIWE bested FENDER GRALE in a popular 2 minute veteran's Title contest.
NEUMA was subdued by STRYKER in a action packed 1 minute gory master's competition.
AZAER viciously subdued ROXANNE DE'MORRE in a crowd pleasing 5 minute master's match.
VIRGINIA SLIM was viciously subdued by CASS DOLAN in a 2 minute gruesome melee.
BENSON HEDGES viciously butchered BLOOD BATH in a 1 minute gruesome novice's duel.
ASH TRAY was unbelievably bested by ABOMNINATION in a 1 minute novice's fight.
CANNON BALL overpowered AUARIA 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                   5         TOTAL PARRY       14 -   3 -  0      82  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         AIMED BLOW        11 -   4 -  0      73  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK   16 -  12 -  1      57  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         WALL OF STEEL     25 -  22 -  1      53  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -  11 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -   9 -  0      47  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -  17 -  3      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   7 -  0      30  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK     4 -  12 -  1      25  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 219 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-STRIKE       1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  3         3  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  2         2  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      YAIWE 3414                 29   4  0  138 DARK SIDHE (288)
AIMED BLOW       NEUMA 3406                 20  17  0   84 DARK SIDHE (288)
WALL OF STEEL    AZAER 3096                 12   6  0   62 MASTER BLASTERS (60)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    ROXANNE DE'MORRE 3449      14  12  0   54 DRUID'S GROVE (292)
STRIKING ATTACK  MATASAI THE MYSTIC 3531     6   3  1   45 DRUID'S GROVE (292)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is STRYKER 3404.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was FENDER GRALE 3389.  The ten other most popular fighters were AZAER 3096, CASS 
DOLAN 3517, ASH TRAY 3498, YAIWE 3414, STRYKER 3404, CANNON BALL 3519, MATASAI THE 
MYSTIC 3531, DRAGOUL 3516, GERRICK GRIMM 3530, and VIRGINIA SLIM 3501.

The least popular fighter this week was AUARIA 3547.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ROXANNE DE'MORRE 3449, MAILEA 3518, ABOMNINATION 3541, BLOOD BATH 3543, 
NEUMA 3406, SNUFFED 3546, BENSON HEDGES 3499, VIRGINIA SLIM 3501, GERRICK GRIMM 3530, 
and DRAGOUL 3516.