DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/15/2006    Duedate: 08/11/2006

SNOWBOUND ARENA

DM-50    TURN-226

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

YAIWE
DARK SIDHE (288)
(50-3414) [36-4-0,170]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

YAIWE                          KINGU
DARK SIDHE (288)               MESOPOTAMIA (389)
(50-3414) [36-4-0,170]         (50-3575) [1-0-0,20]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MAILEA                         MAILEA
DARK SIDHE (288)               DARK SIDHE (288)
(50-3518) [11-8-2,70]          (50-3518) [11-8-2,70]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARK SIDHE (288)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MESOPOTAMIA (389)           69
2. MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)          30      OPEN SESAME (199)
3. IRON CURTAIN (299)          16      Unchartered Team
4. OPEN SESAME (199)            9
5. IN THE NICOTINE (383)        0      MESOPOTAMIA (389)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*MESOPOTAMIA (389)          4   1  0 80.0   1/ 1 DARK SIDHE (288)         10  5 0
 2- 1 MASTER BLASTERS (60)     141  92  3 60.5   2- 3 DARQUE FORCES II (348)    6  4 1
 3/ 2 OPEN SESAME (199)        291 205 17 58.7   3/ 2 DRUID'S GROVE (292)       6  6 1
 4- 3*IN THE NICOTINE (383)     19  14  2 57.6   4/ 0*MESOPOTAMIA (389)         4  1 0
 5/ 4 DARK SIDHE (288)         389 328 26 54.3   5- 5 MASTER BLASTERS (60)      2  0 0
 6- 6 DARQUE FORCES II (348)    36  34  4 51.4   6- 4*IN THE NICOTINE (383)     2  1 0
 7/ 5 DRUID'S GROVE (292)      125 120 11 51.0   7/ 9 IRON CURTAIN (299)        2  3 0
 8/ 7 IRON CURTAIN (299)       135 146  9 48.0   8/ 7 MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)        2 12 0
 9/ 8 MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)       117 163  3 41.8   9/ 8 OPEN SESAME (199)         0  1 0
10/ 9*HORROR SHOW (387)          4   7  1 36.4  10/ 6*HORROR SHOW (387)         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 of SNOWBOUND.  Allow this humble servant Novgorodny Vir to 
give you a respite from the fights in the form of this Spyreport.  He who laughs last 
didn't get the joke.  Speaking of laughing at jokes, observe HORROR SHOW.  Last week 
they got 0-1-0 to drop by 4!  Like a new team fighting for the first time and 
entering the official rankings, MESOPOTAMIA got 4-1-0 to come in 4th.  Practice pays 
for KINGU, who pummelled EMBEZZLING SCRIBE, to pocket 20 points.  GRIMBOLD certainly 
had a baffled expression on his face, after losing to PETRA QUORD and losing 11 
points in the process!  ROXANNE DE'MORRE found out that SNOWBOUND isn't a democracy.  
You've gotta be the best to be Duelmaster here!  Word has it one team in SNOWBOUND is 
using psychics to predict wins.  They lead a charmed life!   
     A Zenmaster once told me, 'Does not the spinning wheel turn?  And do not the 
little birds cry out?'  Any ideas?   
     Like the wind whispering among the pines, do hearest I many disquieting rumors.  
Never one to advocate diplomacy and restraint, I was pleased to see MIDDLE WAY 6 
retaliate against DRUID'S GROVE in bloodfeud!  Ask not a spymaster for counsel, for 
he will pontificate long after you have fallen into an unconscious stupor.   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  Keep those sands bloody and the buzzards fat!  
Can anything compare to the pleasure of writing Spyreports for SNOWBOUND?  On that 
giddy note I take my leave-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YAIWE 3414                   36   4  0   170       DARK SIDHE (288)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-30 3320                       9   4  1   100       IRON CURTAIN (299)
-AZAER 3096                   16   8  0    94       MASTER BLASTERS (60)
-ON MY WAY 3378               18   9  1    93       OPEN SESAME (199)
-SUPER GROVER 3413            12   4  0    93       OPEN SESAME (199)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROXANNE DE'MORRE 3449        18  15  0    89       DRUID'S GROVE (292)
-SWEET AIR 3381               16  11  0    79       OPEN SESAME (199)
-ADRIANNE 3190                10   4  1    76       DARQUE FORCES II (348)
 MAILEA 3518                  11   8  2    70       DARK SIDHE (288)
 10 3321                       7   5  0    70       IRON CURTAIN (299)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KAYE 3188                     9   5  0    66       DARQUE FORCES II (348)
-HARRY MONSTER 3430            5  11  0    65       OPEN SESAME (199)
 DRAGOUL 3516                  9  11  2    61       DARK SIDHE (288)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GERRICK GRIMM 3530            9   7  0    45       DRUID'S GROVE (292)
-31 3322                       7   6  0    45       IRON CURTAIN (299)
-CANNON BALL 3519              6   1  0    41       IN THE NICOTINE (383)
-BERLINETTA 2156               7   6  0    40       MASTER BLASTERS (60)
 CASS DOLAN 3517               5  15  0    40       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
-ASH TRAY 3498                 5   3  1    39       IN THE NICOTINE (383)
 EVALON ELKHORN 3553           5   1  1    37       DRUID'S GROVE (292)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-VIRGINIA SLIM 3501            4   2  0    33       IN THE NICOTINE (383)
 ZERO 3397                     5   3  0    30       IRON CURTAIN (299)
 STREET SIGN 3523              3   6  0    27       OPEN SESAME (199)
 AUARIA 3547                   5   3  0    26       DARK SIDHE (288)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FAUSTICA 3563                 1   0  0    21       DARQUE FORCES II (348)
 KINGU 3575                    1   0  0    20       MESOPOTAMIA (389)
 SIDURI 3576                   1   0  0    18       MESOPOTAMIA (389)
 DOMJON 3554                   4   2  1    16       DRUID'S GROVE (292)
-WHISTLIN' DIXIE 3565          1   0  1    16       DARQUE FORCES II (348)
 CONSORT OF APSU 3573          1   0  0    15       MESOPOTAMIA (389)
 PETRA QUORD 3577              1   0  0    14       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KATANA 3544                   1   0  0    13       HORROR SHOW (387)
-PYROPA 3564                   1   0  0    11       DARQUE FORCES II (348)
 TIAMAT'S DEMISE 3572          1   0  0    11       MESOPOTAMIA (389)
-ABOMNINATION 3541             2   1  1     9       HORROR SHOW (387)
 GOBERT HINNY 3552             1   6  0     9       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
 IRINA JASSE 3551              1   6  0     9       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
 GRIMBOLD 3560                 2   1  0     7       DARK SIDHE (288)
 DEATH ANGEL 3549              1   1  0     4       HORROR SHOW (387)
-NINJA GIRL 3542               0   2  0     2       HORROR SHOW (387)
-POSION 3545                   0   2  0     2       HORROR SHOW (387)
 HOLGER IRSIN 3562             0   2  0     2       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
GORLIM 3558            0  1 0 DARK SIDHE 288        ABOMNINATION 3541     223         
BLAH 3574              0  1 0 MESOPOTAMIA 389       EXILED ELF 19         226 NONE    
NILITIR ORDE 3556      0  3 0 MIDDLE WAY 6 368      DOMJON 3554           225 JUST REV

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Evalon Elkhorn -- How tedious for you.  That must make monster headaches. -- Cass
Dolan

Grimbold -- Is it the boldness that makes you grim, or the grimness that makes you
bold?  Either way, it's impressive.  Let's avoid a repeat of this meeting. -- Irina
Jasse

Auaria -- Hey, not so fast, little lady!  Give me a chance to hand out a compliment
or two.  How else can you realize what a nice guy I am, after all? -- Gobert Hinny

Domjon -- I hate it when things like this happen. -- Ghost of Nilitir Orde

Pyropa -- I thought that was a stone, you know, a garnet or something?  Though I will
admit that your hair is a beautiful, rich, garnet shade of red.  Amazing by sunlight.
You should never wear a helm and conceal that glory. -- Holger Irsin

Whistlin' Dixie -- You're so MEAN!  A horrible, cruel person, and the members of my
guild will be watching OUT for you. -- an unfortunately too-persistent and now-
deceased Beggar

Faustica -- Well, young lady, you messed up MY day.  The Embezzling Scribe was
supposed to pay off his debt to me out of his winner's bonus.  Notice where the
problem comes in?  Right, he lost.  This is YOUR fault.  My men will be calling on
you tonight. -- Bors Pengurmon, manager of the Snow Palace Cafe, Casino, & Den of
Iniquity

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

BLAH was butchered by EXILED ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
YAIWE unbelievably bested ROXANNE DE'MORRE in a dull 19 minute veteran's Title duel.
10 defeated DRAGOUL in a 3 minute bloody duel.
MAILEA viciously subdued GERRICK GRIMM in a popular 3 minute brutal fight.
CASS DOLAN devastated DOMJON in a popular 1 minute bloody uneven brawl.
EVALON ELKHORN overpowered GOBERT HINNY in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
ZERO outlasted IRINA JASSE in a dull 9 minute gruesome melee.
STREET SIGN lost to AUARIA in a popular 1 minute duel.
DEATH ANGEL was vanquished by SIDURI in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
GRIMBOLD was defeated by PETRA QUORD in a popular 5 minute beginner's match.
HOLGER IRSIN was overpowered by TIAMAT'S DEMISE in a 1 minute one-sided match.
CONSORT OF APSU bested EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a exciting 1 minute amateur's conflict.
KINGU demolished EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         TOTAL PARRY       14 -   9 -  0      61  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         WALL OF STEEL     19 -  13 -  1      59  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         AIMED BLOW        14 -  10 -  2      58  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         BASHING ATTACK    16 -  12 -  2      57  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         LUNGING ATTACK    20 -  20 -  4      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -  16 -  1      41  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   7 -  0      30  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   8 -  0      27  |

Turn 226 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     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  2         3  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  1     AIMED BLOW         0 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      YAIWE 3414                 36   4  0  170 DARK SIDHE (288)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    ROXANNE DE'MORRE 3449      18  15  0   89 DRUID'S GROVE (292)
LUNGING ATTACK   MAILEA 3518                11   8  2   70 DARK SIDHE (288)
WALL OF STEEL    10 3321                     7   5  0   70 IRON CURTAIN (299)
STRIKING ATTACK  GERRICK GRIMM 3530          9   7  0   45 DRUID'S GROVE (292)
BASHING ATTACK   EVALON ELKHORN 3553         5   1  1   37 DRUID'S GROVE (292)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MAILEA 3518.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
MAILEA 3518.  The ten other most popular fighters were GRIMBOLD 3560, DRAGOUL 3516, 
CASS DOLAN 3517, 10 3321, EVALON ELKHORN 3553, STREET SIGN 3523, AUARIA 3547, CONSORT 
OF APSU 3573, KINGU 3575, and GERRICK GRIMM 3530.

The least popular fighter this week was YAIWE 3414.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ROXANNE DE'MORRE 3449, IRINA JASSE 3551, ZERO 3397, PETRA QUORD 3577, 
HOLGER IRSIN 3562, DEATH ANGEL 3549, GOBERT HINNY 3552, BLAH 3574, TIAMAT'S DEMISE 
3572, and SIDURI 3576.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

YAIWE (50-3414) DARK SIDHE (288)

               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