DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/03/2004    Duedate: 09/16/2004

TRICORUS ARENA

DM-51    TURN-390

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

APPLE
FRUITS (548)
(51-5169) [26-2-0,124]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

APPLE                          NEO THE MAGICAL
FRUITS (548)                   THE DUELS (559)
(51-5169) [26-2-0,124]         (51-5245) [1-0-0,15]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SPIDER-MAN                     SPIDER-MAN
WENSINWASIN M.H. (549)         WENSINWASIN M.H. (549)
(51-5173) [6-3-0,80]           (51-5173) [6-3-0,80]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARK HORSEMEN (433)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE DUELS (559)             55
2. DARK HORSEMEN (433)         34      FRUITS (548)
3. WENSINWASIN M.H. (549)      12      Unchartered Team
4. SRETSAMLEUD (557)            6
5. FRUITS (548)                 2      THE DUELS (559)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 FRUITS (548)              39   7  1 84.8   1/ 1 DARK HORSEMEN (433)       6  6 0
 2/ 0*THE DUELS (559)            4   1  0 80.0   2/ 0*THE DUELS (559)           4  1 0
 3/ 2 SRETSAMLEUD (557)          9   4  0 69.2   3/ 3 FRUITS (548)              3  0 0
 4/ 0 WENSINWASIN M.H. (549)    10   5  1 66.7   4/ 4 SRETSAMLEUD (557)         3  0 0
 5/ 3 BOY O'S (487)            139 123 10 53.1   5- 2 AMAZON ELITE (536)        2  2 0
 6- 4 AMAZON ELITE (536)        86  79  7 52.1   6/ 5 PANSY DIVISION (443)      1  2 0
 7/ 5 PANSY DIVISION (443)     134 150 12 47.2   7/ 6 BOY O'S (487)             1  4 0
 8/ 6 DARK HORSEMEN (433)      435 539 15 44.7   8/ 0 WENSINWASIN M.H. (549)    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 TRICORUS games.  A new guild, THE DUELS, entered 
TRICORUS with a clash this turn, showing off a 4-1-0 record.  Indeed, a worthy 
addition to the city guilds.  DELANGE caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial 
commission as she skillfully bested CARLO and was awarded 19 points in recognition.  
In one of the week's more notable duels, DELANGE put down CARLO, causing him to lose 
15 points of recognition in the process.  Although SPIDER-MAN made a valiant effort, 
it did not suffice to topple the reign of victorious APPLE.  Would you believe that 
over half of the old women in TRICORUS seem to feel that they could fight better than 
you gladiators?   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city TRICORUS.  I saw one fighter that warriors avoided when this week's 
challenge seeking began.  DARK HORSEMEN is feared.  This much I can say.  Apparently 
the stalwarts of SRETSAMLEUD are catching the bulk of jests down at the challenging 
board for their large share of the avoids.  Mighty fighters cannot but expect 
competition from those below.  CARLO take warning!  You have more than a few enemies 
in TRICORUS.   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers 
the miserable with fortune but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in TRICORUS.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  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                  
 APPLE 5169                   26   2  0   124       FRUITS (548)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HANNAH 5059                  10  13  2   102       AMAZON ELITE (536)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SPIDER-MAN 5173               6   3  0    80       WENSINWASIN M.H. (549)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DELANGE 5230                 10   6  2    56       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 REALITY 5234                  8   3  0    52       SRETSAMLEUD (557)
 KOLVEGH 5197                  9  15  0    51       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
-KALLIE 5244                   3   2  0    43       AMAZON ELITE (536)
 MANNY LEHMAN 5074             7   6  1    39       PANSY DIVISION (443)
 CARLO 5091                    6   6  0    38       BOY O'S (487)
-WOLVERINE 5176                4   2  1    36       WENSINWASIN M.H. (549)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DAPHNE 4987                   4   4  0    33       AMAZON ELITE (536)
 HARZOGH 5210                  6  14  0    32       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 TURAGH 5243                   4   5  0    30       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
-MELISSA 5252                  2   1  0    25       AMAZON ELITE (536)
-JACINTHE 5211                 5   3  0    24       AMAZON ELITE (536)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-THE TOOL 5096                 2   5  1    20       PANSY DIVISION (443)
 NEO THE MAGICAL 5245          1   0  0    15       THE DUELS (559)
 MYSTIKAL ELF 5246             1   0  0    14       THE DUELS (559)
 DARK MAGICIAN 5247            1   0  0    13       THE DUELS (559)
 BUSTER BLADER 5248            1   0  0     8       THE DUELS (559)
 ANTONIO 5146                  2   1  0     7       BOY O'S (487)
-JAMES ST. JAMES 5127          1   1  0     5       PANSY DIVISION (443)
-HALF 5233                     1   1  0     4       SRETSAMLEUD (557)
-THE MANHOLE 5130              0   1  0     1       PANSY DIVISION (443)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
KEVIN MCHALE 5216      3  3 0 ALL-UGLY TEAM 554     DELANGE 5230          386 NOT REVE

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
FABIO 5136             1  2 0 BOY O'S 487           THE SHARK'S MAN 27    390 NONE    
EXODIA 5249            0  1 0 THE DUELS 559         TRICORAN LOYALIST 20  390 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Reality -- Here?  I don't think this arena is READY for reality.  That might be too, 
um, real for people here. -- Harzogh
P.S.  If you don't plan on USING all those skills, I'd take some of 'em back.

Jacinthe -- A beautiful fiery stone, a beautiful fiery woman.  A little on the small 
side, but women SHOULD be a little on the small side.  It makes it easier to carry 
them away on my saddlebow.  Actually, I wouldn't have said "saddle-BOW" but Delange 
tells me that's the proper term when you're carrying a woman away on horseback.  But 
what I say is, what if she's actually sitting behind me, and even behind the cantle?  
THAT isn't my saddlebow by any shot. --  Kolvegh
P.S.  Still, pick your spot of choice and I'd be glad to carry you away.
P.P.S.  Er, from the tension and the pain and stuff.

Melissa -- Bad match for you, sword-sister!  Better luck next time. -- Delange

Manny Lehman -- Well... a man who can beat me up so thoroughly is probably ENTITLED to 
laugh at me.  I certainly won't be laughing at YOU.  And somebody here might as well 
laugh. -- Turagh, not laughing

24 August 2004
                            Invitation to Newbie Managers
                                      by Hammer

     As a Captain of the Vendetta Cartel, Hammer has recently dissolved the Vendetta 
Cartel Crimson Ascension Family.  Lady Martilyo and Rook are NO LONGER members of the 
Vendetta Cartel.
     The Vendetta Cartel is divided into "Families" under the leadership of Captains; 
who have been appointed by the VC God Father known throughout the duelingland as 
Master Darque.
     Hammer is now the Captain of the Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe and the veteran 
manager extends an invitation for prospective membership as a Probate [ONLY 2 Probate 
positions are available in the VC Tarantula Tribe at the present time!] to any Newbie 
Manager who qualifies under the following conditions:
     1. Newbie Manager MUST have Online Access for Email communications!   [Hammer is 
presently living in Qatar and Lieutenants Maximillian and Firehawk are  living in 
Canada; so Email Communication is a MUST for consideration!]
     2. Newbie Manager MUST have the time and funds to create 2 new  stables to be 
placed in 2 separate Slow Arenas [the cost of running 1 stable in a  Regular Arena!] 
to actively participate on a monthly basis with the other 3 T-Tribe  members of the 
Vendetta Cartel!
     3. Newbie Manager MUST have the DESIRE to be an Active Member of the  Vendetta 
Cartel as a Tarantula Tribe trainee aka Probate; developing his/her managerial skills 
under the mentorship of Hammer and the other VC members; thus proving themselves 
worthy to become Vendetta Cartel Lieutenants in the Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe!
     The Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe lives by the Feud; thereby prospective 
Probates are forewarned that membership guarantees instant Friends and instant 
Enemies!
     Any prospective Probates who:
     1) seek to improve their managerial insights/abilities under the counsel of 
Hammer and other Vendetta Cartel members 
     2) desire to be active members of an Active Alliance that WILL NOT Dissolve in a 
Few Months; building lasting friendships while enjoying Feuding with Common Enemies 
     3) who enjoy sending their gladiators to Tournaments and would strive to see 
their manager name listed among the TV and TC winners in the Mailer Tourney 
Newsletters as a member of the Vendetta Cartel 
MUST DO THE FOLLOWING:
     Send an Email to HammerDM@fastermail.com to introduce yourself and provide Hammer 
with a short Bio of your managerial successes/failures and favorite/least favorite 
fighting styles; with a listing of your active stable/stables for Hammer to verify in 
the online newsletters.
     Hammer will choose the 2 prospective Probates for membership in the Vendetta 
Cartel Tarantula Tribe on the basis of who he decides will be most suited [to Hammer's 
purposes as the T-Tribe Captain!] from among those responding to this All Arena Ad on 
a first response/first acceptance or rejection basis!
     -- Hammer; Vendetta Cartel Captain/WordSmith and WeaponSmith of the Vendetta 
Cartel Tarantula Tribe

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

FABIO was butchered by THE SHARK'S MAN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
EXODIA was slaughtered by TRICORAN LOYALIST in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
APPLE luckily beat SPIDER-MAN in a crowd pleasing 2 minute expert's Title fight.
KOLVEGH defeated MANNY LEHMAN in a 2 minute fight.
DELANGE demolished CARLO in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
REALITY vanquished HARZOGH in a 2 minute mismatched fight.
TURAGH overpowered PERSISTANT BEGGAR in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
ANTONIO was outlasted by MYSTIKAL ELF in a crowd boring 15 minute beginner's melee.
DARK MAGICIAN won victory over PERSISTANT BEGGAR in a 2 minute novice's duel.
BUSTER BLADER won victory over CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute novice's fight.
NEO THE MAGICAL overpowered PERSISTANT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         TOTAL PARRY       20 -   5 -  0      80  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK    4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    10 -   6 -  1      63  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -   7 -  0      61  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   5 -  0      44  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   8 -  1      43  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         AIMED BLOW         7 -  13 -  0      35  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   3 -  0      25  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 390 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-LUNGE        1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  2         3  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  SLASHING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      APPLE 5169                 26   2  0  124 FRUITS (548)
SLASHING ATTACK  SPIDER-MAN 5173             6   3  0   80 WENSINWASIN M.H. (549)
BASHING ATTACK   DELANGE 5230               10   6  2   56 DARK HORSEMEN (433)
AIMED BLOW       MANNY LEHMAN 5074           7   6  1   39 PANSY DIVISION (443)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SPIDER-MAN 5173.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was SPIDER-MAN 5173.  The ten other most popular fighters were DARK MAGICIAN 5247, 
APPLE 5169, KOLVEGH 5197, MANNY LEHMAN 5074, EXODIA 5249, DELANGE 5230, REALITY 5234, 
HARZOGH 5210, TURAGH 5243, and BUSTER BLADER 5248.

The least popular fighter this week was ANTONIO 5146.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MYSTIKAL ELF 5246, CARLO 5091, NEO THE MAGICAL 5245, FABIO 5136, BUSTER 
BLADER 5248, TURAGH 5243, HARZOGH 5210, REALITY 5234, DELANGE 5230, and EXODIA 5249.

                FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY XXXIII

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
JACK DANIELS 3084 (77-72-3)            2  3  0         WHY I DRINK          

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SUPERIOR SKULL 1580 (96-66-4)          6  3  0         SUPERIOR FORCES      
MARCO 5008 (49-16-2)                   3  3  0         BOY O'S              

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
F-ARUBA 4601 (52-40-1)                 3  3  0         PLACES TO GO         
BRUNO 4332 (40-18-2)                   2  3  0         BOY O'S              

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
NUNZIO 4799 (23-10-1)                  6  3  0         BOY O'S              

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
APPLE 5169 (22-2-0)                    1  3  0         FRUITS               
WATER FOX 3996 (1-0-0)                 1  3  0         WAR PAINT            
F-WHITE SHADOW 4696 (12-3-0)           0  3  0         F-LLOD BLADES        
ULTRAZILLA 4888 (11-2-0)               0  1  0  DEAD   BLACKEND PRIDE       

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SPIDER-MAN 5173 (6-2-0)                3  3  0         WENSINWASIN M.H.     

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
REALITY 5234 (5-3-0)                   8  3  0         SRETSAMLEUD          
RUNAWAY JIM 3260 (1-0-0)               3  3  0         PHISH                
COSMO 5093 (4-2-0)                     1  3  0         BOY O'S              
WOLVERINE 5176 (4-2-1)                 0  3  0         WENSINWASIN M.H.     

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MONGO 5251 (0-0-0)                     3  3  0         BOY O'S              
PIT-TASTIC 5237 (0-0-0)                2  3  0         COLLEGE RADIO