DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/09/2006    Duedate: 10/06/2006

SNOWBOUND ARENA

DM-50    TURN-228

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ROXANNE DE'MORRE
DRUID'S GROVE (292)
(50-3449) [20-15-0,99]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ROXANNE DE'MORRE               KINGU
DRUID'S GROVE (292)            MESOPOTAMIA (389)
(50-3449) [20-15-0,99]         (50-3575) [3-0-0,41]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GERRICK GRIMM                  CUNEIFORM
DRUID'S GROVE (292)            MESOPOTAMIA (389)
(50-3530) [11-7-0,58]          (50-3583) [1-1-0,18]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MESOPOTAMIA (389)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MESOPOTAMIA (389)           45
2. DRUID'S GROVE (292)          6      DRUID'S GROVE (292)
3. DARK SIDHE (288)             0      Unchartered Team
4. OPEN SESAME (199)            0
5. IRON CURTAIN (299)           0      MESOPOTAMIA (389)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*MESOPOTAMIA (389)         11   4  0 73.3   1/ 2*MESOPOTAMIA (389)        11  4 0
 2- 2 MASTER BLASTERS (60)     141  93  3 60.3   2/ 4 DRUID'S GROVE (292)       7  5 1
 3- 3 OPEN SESAME (199)        291 205 17 58.7   3- 1 DARK SIDHE (288)          6  4 0
 4- 4 DARK SIDHE (288)         392 330 26 54.3   4/ 5 MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)        5 10 0
 5/ 5 DRUID'S GROVE (292)      131 122 12 51.8   5- 6 IRON CURTAIN (299)        2  0 0
 6- 6 DARQUE FORCES II (348)    38  37  4 50.7   6- 3 DARQUE FORCES II (348)    2  3 0
 7- 7 IRON CURTAIN (299)       135 146  9 48.0   7- 7 MASTER BLASTERS (60)      0  1 0
 8/ 8 MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)       120 170  3 41.4   8- 8 OPEN SESAME (199)         0  1 0
 9- 9*HORROR SHOW (387)          4   7  1 36.4   9- 9*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!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly SNOWBOUND games.  Former top team DARK SIDHE was 
unseated this week as MESOPOTAMIA moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top spot with 
a 4-1-0 record for the round.  Did only my eyes note the 4-1-0 record which 
MESOPOTAMIA managed to post this round?  I don't doubt that such a record will draw 
challengers!  In one of the week's more notable duels, THE USEROUS MERCHANT put down 
EVALON ELKHORN, causing him to lose 7 points of recognition in the process.  Due to 
his absence and inability to defend the throne, AZAER has lost the title of 
Duelmaster.  This time victory fell to the grasp of the usurper.  All hail ROXANNE 
DE'MORRE, Duelmaster of SNOWBOUND!  Informants "close" to the city champion have told 
me that he never fights without pantyhose on beneath his armor.  Watch out!   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In SNOWBOUND "art" is a word that has 
long since passed from the language!  Loose talk at the arena has reached my ears and 
it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters are after CASS DOLAN.  Watch your 
back!  A match that raised a few eyebrows at the games this week, it seems that 
CUNEIFORM posted a challenge against the more highly recognized IRINA JASSE.  The 
results, you ask?  Well, the firebrand CUNEIFORM beat IRINA JASSE.  Remember 
warriors, this is the discipline of steel.   
     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 next we meet remember - the pen is mightier 
than the sword, but a maul is a different story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROXANNE DE'MORRE 3449        20  15  0    99       DRUID'S GROVE (292)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-AZAER 3096                   16   9  0   100       MASTER BLASTERS (60)
-30 3320                       9   4  1   100       IRON CURTAIN (299)
-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                  
-MAILEA 3518                  12   8  2    81       DARK SIDHE (288)
-SWEET AIR 3381               16  11  0    79       OPEN SESAME (199)
-10 3321                       7   5  0    70       IRON CURTAIN (299)
-ADRIANNE 3190                10   5  1    69       DARQUE FORCES II (348)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DRAGOUL 3516                 10  11  2    66       DARK SIDHE (288)
-HARRY MONSTER 3430            5  11  0    65       OPEN SESAME (199)
-KAYE 3188                     9   6  0    63       DARQUE FORCES II (348)
 GERRICK GRIMM 3530           11   7  0    58       DRUID'S GROVE (292)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-31 3322                       7   6  0    45       IRON CURTAIN (299)
 EVALON ELKHORN 3553           6   2  2    41       DRUID'S GROVE (292)
 KINGU 3575                    3   0  0    41       MESOPOTAMIA (389)
-BERLINETTA 2156               7   6  0    40       MASTER BLASTERS (60)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CASS DOLAN 3517               5  17  0    32       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
-ZERO 3397                     5   3  0    30       IRON CURTAIN (299)
 SIDURI 3576                   3   0  0    28       MESOPOTAMIA (389)
-STREET SIGN 3523              3   6  0    27       OPEN SESAME (199)
 PETRA QUORD 3577              3   0  0    24       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WHISTLIN' DIXIE 3565          2   0  1    23       DARQUE FORCES II (348)
-FAUSTICA 3563                 2   0  0    23       DARQUE FORCES II (348)
-AUARIA 3547                   5   4  0    22       DARK SIDHE (288)
 DOMJON 3554                   5   3  1    19       DRUID'S GROVE (292)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CUNEIFORM 3583                1   1  0    18       MESOPOTAMIA (389)
 CONSORT OF APSU 3573          2   1  0    17       MESOPOTAMIA (389)
 TIAMAT'S DEMISE 3572          2   1  0    13       MESOPOTAMIA (389)
 IRINA JASSE 3551              2   7  0    13       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
-KATANA 3544                   1   0  0    13       HORROR SHOW (387)
-PYROPA 3564                   1   1  0    11       DARQUE FORCES II (348)
 GOBERT HINNY 3552             1   8  0    11       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
-ABOMNINATION 3541             2   1  1     9       HORROR SHOW (387)
-GRIMBOLD 3560                 2   2  0     8       DARK SIDHE (288)
-DEATH ANGEL 3549              1   1  0     4       HORROR SHOW (387)
 HOLGER IRSIN 3562             0   4  0     4       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
-NINJA GIRL 3542               0   2  0     2       HORROR SHOW (387)
-POSION 3545                   0   2  0     2       HORROR SHOW (387)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
NILITIR ORDE 3556      0  3 0 MIDDLE WAY 6 368      DOMJON 3554           225 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Pyropa -- Holger may like the color of your hair, but he's a guy.  I 
like it that you lost that fight, though you made a very respectable 
showing first.  Drinks on me if you care to indulge. -- Petra Quord

Dragoul -- Which of us made that dumb comment about godly 
protection?  Was it me?  Damn, it was.  I really walked into that 
mess, didn't I?  The gods just HATE it when we take 'em for granted. 
-- Cass Dolan

Consort of Apsu -- I hope I'm still around when you reach high enough 
to fight the Venomous Concubine.  That would be some kind of classic 
personal combat. -- Irina Jasse

Siduri -- Ah, tall and beautiful AND dangerous, how can I resist you? 
-- Gobert Hinny, smitten
P.S.  I know they have me listed as Kannar, but I've got a lot of 
Shewish blood myself, as you can see.

Kingu -- (crossly)  I hope your queenu hits you upside the head. -- 
Holger Irsin

11 August 2006
All -- I support Vendetta Cartel's observation of The Dark Knights!  If war is
declared on V.C. by The Dark Knights, then war is also declared on The Dark Knights
of the Desolate Empire by The Avengers of Light!  We have been quietly awaiting such
a chance to expose ourselves (all interested parties contact me c/o The Barbarians:
DM 31, Attn: Timothias)!  Come, Vendetta Cartel, let us show these broke-down
"Knights" what true warriors are! -- Gemini Goldphoenix, Overlord of The Avengers of
Light

26 August 2006
The Avengers of Light.  Another VC lackey?  What's the matter VC, are you scared?
Bringing in reinforcements.  It matters not, bring your avengers and they shall be
crushed!  I am Dark Knight Blackstorm and I represent the Desolate Empire and can
easily be found in 8, 28, 31, 47, 54, and 106.  I reply with steel and your women
shall cry when they start the body count!!!!!!!!!  Remember to sign your posts to
whoever from the VC wrote that earlier Ad. -- Dark Knight Blackstorm

4 September 2006
Civil War/The Crusades

The next edition of the Civil War series is to be held in Tobir, arena 14, beginning
November 25th with a round where all participating managers must DA all 5 of their
warriors; in addition all warriors must be prefixed with an A an F or a D in the
following manner:  A-Broke Stroker or (A) Broke Stroker.  Names simply beginning with
the letter of your federation will NOT count as properly prefixed!  Existing teams
are welcome but no warrior who survives the DA who had prior Fight Experience (arena
or tourney) will be allowed to score or challenge into the contest teams.  There will
be an equal number of teams set up for each of the three factions (Andorian, Free
Blades, and Delarquan) to create sides as equal as possible.  This along with the DA
round should set up pretty equal footing for all managers.  After the DA there will
be another round where you can either DA again or fight your new, or surviving,
warriors so they will be set up to challenge an opponent beginning on round 1.  So as
a recap DA round, turn 0, then turn 1 it begins with the following rules:

The Civil War to be held in arena 14.
- The contest runs for 10-28 turns (barring ties).
- No tourney participation allowed.  Teams with warriors participating in any
  tournament are disqualified.
- An even number of teams per faction worked out by the Faction Leaders.  No later
  substitutions are allowed.
- If a manager brings in a second team and challenges into the contest he is DQ'd and
  his side will fight one team short!
- Three factions will be participating:  Andorian, Delarquan, Free Blades
- Everyone prefixes their warrior with A-, F-, or D- (No prefix = disqualification of
  the warrior)
- Turn DA:  (The DA Round) November 25, 2006.  Every warrior must DA.  (Warriors not
  DA'd on Turn 0 are disqualified)
- Turn 0:  December 9th, 2006.  There will be no scoring this turn it is meant to
  allow for challenges on turn 1.
- Turn 1+:  Scoring as detailed below
- Each team gets 1 point for defeating a warrior from an opposing team.
- Fights against warriors on your team do not generate points in any situation.
- The team with the most points each turn gets a Battle Point (if there is a tie for
  the most points then no Battle Points are accrued)
- The first team to 10 Battle Points wins the war
- Managers of teams on the winning side each receive a +1 bonus potion to be used on
  a warrior on their contest team.  This must be applied within a month of the
  conclusion of the contest and the team must have been active on the last turn of
  the contest.

Anyone wishing to participate, and feels they can probably stick around for the
duration (don't want to handicap a side, of course unforeseeable events cannot be
planned for), should either diplo me at THE DEATH SQUAD(63) in Tobir (arena 14) or
place a personal ad in the arena.  You may also contact me via the Duel2.com boards!
Let me know which faction you would like to fight for!  This contest is intended to
be open to ALL managers wishing to pit themselves against each other to try and
determine which faction has the best managers! -- Street Legal

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

KINGU devastated CASS DOLAN in a 1 minute gruesome mismatched Challenge fight.
TIAMAT'S DEMISE was luckily beaten by PETRA QUORD in a 4 minute Challenge melee.
CUNEIFORM viciously subdued IRINA JASSE in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Challenge brawl.
ROXANNE DE'MORRE defeated VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 3 minute master's Title match.
EVALON ELKHORN lost to THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 3 minute fight.
GERRICK GRIMM bested THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a crowd pleasing 4 minute match.
DOMJON overcame GOBERT HINNY in a 2 minute fight.
HOLGER IRSIN was handily defeated by CONSORT OF APSU in a 1 minute uneven melee.
SIDURI vanquished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY       16 -  10 -  0      62  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK    18 -  14 -  3      56  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         WALL OF STEEL     14 -  11 -  1      56  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    22 -  19 -  2      54  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -  13 -  1      52  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         AIMED BLOW        13 -  13 -  2      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   7 -  0      30  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   5 -  0      29  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -  10 -  0      23  |

Turn 228 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         2 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         3  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    ROXANNE DE'MORRE 3449      20  15  0   99 DRUID'S GROVE (292)
STRIKING ATTACK  GERRICK GRIMM 3530         11   7  0   58 DRUID'S GROVE (292)
BASHING ATTACK   EVALON ELKHORN 3553         6   2  2   41 DRUID'S GROVE (292)
LUNGING ATTACK   KINGU 3575                  3   0  0   41 MESOPOTAMIA (389)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is GERRICK GRIMM 3530.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was CUNEIFORM 3583.  The ten other most popular fighters were GERRICK GRIMM 
3530, ROXANNE DE'MORRE 3449, KINGU 3575, TIAMAT'S DEMISE 3572, EVALON ELKHORN 3553, 
GOBERT HINNY 3552, CONSORT OF APSU 3573, SIDURI 3576, DOMJON 3554, and CASS DOLAN 
3517.

The least popular fighter this week was HOLGER IRSIN 3562.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were IRINA JASSE 3551, PETRA QUORD 3577, CASS DOLAN 3517, DOMJON 
3554, SIDURI 3576, CONSORT OF APSU 3573, GOBERT HINNY 3552, EVALON ELKHORN 3553, 
TIAMAT'S DEMISE 3572, and KINGU 3575.