DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/20/2004    Duedate: 08/16/2004

FRATSFA ARENA

DM-52    TURN-194

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MUTILATE
ASSASSIN NATION (186)
(52-3375) [10-4-1,104]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MUTILATE                       HILL GIANT
ASSASSIN NATION (186)          MONSTER SUMMONING (336)
(52-3375) [10-4-1,104]         (52-3387) [5-1-1,33]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

RENDOR QUIL                    GARGOYLE
MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)             MONSTER SUMMONING (336)
(52-3497) [13-9-0,55]          (52-3386) [3-3-0,26]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

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          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. OHIO (350)                  40
2. OTTO'S PARTS (150)          25      OHIO (350)
3. ASSASSIN NATION (186)       16      Unchartered Team
4. MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)           4
5. WENSINWASIN XI (356)         1      MONSTER SUMMONING (336)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 OHIO (350)                26  11  3 70.3   1/ 1 ASSASSIN NATION (186)     8  2 1
 2- 4 THE FURIOUS FIVE (262)   155 131  4 54.2   2/ 3 OHIO (350)                8  2 1
 3/ 3*MONSTER SUMMONING (336)   21  19  2 52.5   3/ 4 OTTO'S PARTS (150)        6  2 0
 4/ 5 MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)        56  53  0 51.4   4/ 2 MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)        5  9 0
 5/ 0 THE HALBYRDS (95)         27  27  5 50.0   5- 6 THE FURIOUS FIVE (262)    3  2 0
 6/ 6 OTTO'S PARTS (150)       210 215 12 49.4   6/ 7*MONSTER SUMMONING (336)   3  7 1
 7- 7 PIECES OF EIGHT (112)    112 120 17 48.3   7- 8 PIECES OF EIGHT (112)     1  3 0
 8/ 8 ASSASSIN NATION (186)    117 143 20 45.0   8/ 0*WENSINWASIN XI (356)      0  1 0
 9/ 0*WENSINWASIN XI (356)       0   1  0  0.0   9/ 0 THE HALBYRDS (95)         0  1 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 246): GOLDENEYE of BONDAGE (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 493): CHERRY CHEETAH of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 493): ZERO THE HERO of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 486): ILSA SHE-WOLF of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 482): CROCONAW of WATER DECK (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 482): MONKEY WRENCH of PRIMATES-R-US (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 483): NICKEL of ERRATUM (JE, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 478): DARK CHOCOLATE of RED DOG GANG (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 444): LEADFOOT of TACO GODS (The Oracle, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 437): MARS of WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 431): SILVER FURY of CYNICAL DELUSIONS (Eclipse, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 193): MUTILATE of ASSASSIN NATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  60 LOOPHOLES (turn 342): LACHES of LEGALESE (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 331): SEXTANT of SAILS OF CHARON (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 148): CHEROKEE of CHIEFS' ELITE (Matrix, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 379): HELIO of ULTIMATE ACCELERATION from ARVAT (LHI, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 246): PHOENIX FIRE (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 493): THE BLUES (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 493): THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 486): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 482): WATER DECK (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 482): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 483): WARCKERS (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 478): RED DOG GANG (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 444): BEYOND THE PALE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 437): WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 431): DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 193): ASSASSIN NATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  60 LOOPHOLES (turn 342): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 331): WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 148): CHIEFS' ELITE (Matrix, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 379): RISEN FROM THE DEAD, etc. (LHI, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 245): MISS STEP of LADIES IN WAITING (Crip, mgr.)
                           GREY FOX of A.K.A. (?, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 493): NIXIE SEASPRITE of SCARLET KNIGHTS (Talon Warsmith)
                   (turn 492): BARK of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 482): CROCONAW of WATER DECK (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 483): AMEE of HEADBANGERS (Sablon-O-Vlad, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 431): BERKE of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     It's been a while since Ghab has had a Duelmaster in Fratsfa and I am happy to
step into the role for him.  I would like to stay here at the top for a while.  With
the limited number of warriors chasing me that might just happen despite my youth.  I
can't believe how slow this arena is lately.  I've seen more active arenas closed!
Here's to being at the top on turn 194.

                                             Mutilate

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly FRATSFA games.  My praise to OTTO'S PARTS for their 
3-1-0 week this time out.  Indeed, it was a skillfully fought round deserving of 
notice!  PULLED HAMSTRING caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as it 
skillfully bested POLITE BEGGAR and was awarded 15 points in recognition.  In one of 
the week's more notable duels, CAULIFLOWER EARS put down LENA KORIL, causing her to 
lose 10 points of recognition in the process.  Not for nothing has MUTILATE in the 
past laid claim to the Duelmaster's throne, and this week he's proven his combat 
skill yet again.  Heed this!  A seer has warned that if exactly 6 die in duels this 
week, the whole city shall perish!  Just remember...5 or 7!   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city FRATSFA.  My inside sources tell me that the team to beat in FRATSFA 
these days is MONSTER SUMMONING.  At least, most blades in town are looking to avoid 
them.  Apparently the stalwarts of OTTO'S PARTS are catching the bulk of jests down 
at the challenging board for their large share of the avoids.  Loose talk at the 
arena has reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters are 
after GARGOYLE.  Watch your back!   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  This week marked the last days of DART GARFUNKEL 
who at 9-2-1 was dispatched to the Dark Arena by the command of THE HALBYRDS' 
demanding management.  Was I the only one shocked to see the well respected fighter 
DART GARFUNKEL (9-2-1) appear on the sands of the Dark Arena?  He is now dead.  
Strange what qualities come forth in the face of certain doom.  HILL GIANT has the 
town astir with the news of his Dark Arena victory!  Some say a warrior is judged by 
the way he bears arms.  One thing is sure, better a dagger in hand then a sword on 
the belt!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  More than a sharp eye must I keep, indeed a 
stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari await me!  
Till next we meet remember:  a fool flies into a rage quickly and often.  The wise 
are angered by the same thing only once.  Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MUTILATE 3375                10   4  1   104       ASSASSIN NATION (186)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BLOODY NOSE 3175             18  15  1   134       OTTO'S PARTS (150)
-PHEURTON SKEURTO 3240        10   5  0    91       THE FURIOUS FIVE (262)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SALVATION 1825               16   6  0    84       PIECES OF EIGHT (112)
-STRING BEAN JEAN 3220        14  11  0    77       THE FURIOUS FIVE (262)
 SOUTHPOINT 3492               6   2  0    76       OHIO (350)
 CAULIFLOWER EARS 3424         9   6  0    74       OTTO'S PARTS (150)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BEXLEY 3486                   8   3  2    57       OHIO (350)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COLLAPSED LUNG 3380           8   9  2    56       OTTO'S PARTS (150)
 RENDOR QUIL 3497             13   9  0    55       MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)
 TEALIN SALI 3496             12  10  0    55       MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)
 LENA KORIL 3495              11  11  0    52       MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)
-TORMENT 3523                  5   2  1    50       ASSASSIN NATION (186)
-BLACKBEARD 3174               5   7  2    45       PIECES OF EIGHT (112)
-VICIOUS 3508                  4   1  1    38       ASSASSIN NATION (186)
 TOLEDO 3482                   5   3  0    37       OHIO (350)
 BRAIN TUMOUR 3502             3   0  0    34       OTTO'S PARTS (150)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HILL GIANT 3387               5   1  1    33       MONSTER SUMMONING (336)
 JUJU ZOMBIE 3333              6   2  0    32       MONSTER SUMMONING (336)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SILT HORROR 3329              4   4  0    31       MONSTER SUMMONING (336)
-BILLY CUDJAEL 921             5   0  0    30       THE HALBYRDS (95)
-MAYHEM 3537                   3   0  1    27       ASSASSIN NATION (186)
 GARGOYLE 3386                 3   3  0    26       MONSTER SUMMONING (336)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SEVERITY 3538                 3   1  0    19       ASSASSIN NATION (186)
-JACK SPARROW 3473             2   0  0    18       PIECES OF EIGHT (112)
-BLOODY HOLLY 3170             2   2  0    17       THE HALBYRDS (95)
 PULLED HAMSTRING 3554         1   0  0    15       OTTO'S PARTS (150)
 AKRON 3553                    1   0  1    12       OHIO (350)
-HENRY MORGAN 3494             1   1  0    12       PIECES OF EIGHT (112)
 SALINA REES 3546              2   2  0     8       MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
HIGH ELF 19            0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          HILL GIANT 3387       194 NONE    
DART GARFUNKEL 500     9  3 1 THE HALBYRDS 95       ARENAMASTER LATHRO 23 194 NONE    
QUILEE PARR 3524       2  2 0 MIDDLE WAY 8 351      TORMENT 3523          190 REVENGED
MINILI ORH 3535        1  4 0 MIDDLE WAY 8 351      MAYHEM 3537           193         
OGRE 3388              3  3 1 MONSTER SUMMONING 336 SPYMASTER 22          194 NONE    
JAMESTOWN 3491         3  2 0 OHIO 350              VICIOUS 3508          191         
WAMBAMTHNKYA'MAM 3534  0  1 0 WENSINWASIN XI 356    AKRON 3553            194         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

String Bean Jean -- Always happy to oblige with written requests and premonitions
from the Duelmaster. -- Crip

Rendor Quil -- Your will is too strong, at least in comparison with mine, as such I
was forced to resort to surprise jack-in-the-box tactics. -- Collapsed Lung

Tealin Sali -- Any relation to Mustang Sali? -- Cauliflower Ears

Hill Giant -- Timberrrrrrr!  Sorry, I thought that was a redwood being felled. --
Brain Tumour

Sting Bean Jean -- Sorry to ruin your plans of staying at the top for a while.  Maybe
you'll get a chance to take it back in the near future. -- Mutilate

Silt Horror -- Well, you can take your fair share of damage. -- Torment

Gargoyle -- Ouch! -- Severity

12 July 2004
All Readers -- Due to the pressures resulting from preparing for and dealing with the
Face to Face, no spotlights will be written until it's over. -- the Scribe

17 July 2004
I am currently trying to put together a favorites chart for AD warriors.  I
desperately need help with this.  What I need are style, favorite rhythm (ex.:
hi/low), favorite weapons, and tactics.  What would be great is if you could send me
a copy of the invite with the warrior's name, id#, and arena blacked out.  This way,
I can verify that this is an actual warrior.  Minis will work, too!

For those interested, I have both a challenge style vs. style and a match-up style
vs. style chart.  There's about 250 fights calculated in these charts, and I'll be
happy to send a copy to anyone who asks.  You can contact me (if you're a free world
player) at: Rick Stringer, Merit/East, SCI, P.O. Box 500, Georgetown, DE 19947-0500.

If you're in prison, just send a diplo to:  Baphomet, Mgr. Knights Templar (568), DM
#47--North Fork.  (I also have a lot of other charts and info for anyone who wants
it.)  Thanks!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DART GARFUNKEL was butchered by ARENAMASTER LATHRON in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
OGRE was murdered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
HILL GIANT savagely slew HIGH ELF in a action packed 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
CAULIFLOWER EARS devastated LENA KORIL in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
JUJU ZOMBIE was demolished by TEALIN SALI in a 1 minute Challenge competition.
GARGOYLE was outwaited by BRAIN TUMOUR in a crowd pleasing 8 minute Challenge fight.
SEVERITY savagely defeated SALINA REES in a 1 minute gory amateur's Challenge brawl.
MUTILATE viciously subdued KHALHUMS DWARF in a action packed 2 minute Title melee.
SOUTHPOINT vanquished COLLAPSED LUNG in a 1 minute uneven fight.
SILT HORROR was vanquished by RENDOR QUIL in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.
BEXLEY overpowered THE HONEST MERCHANT in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
TOLEDO demolished CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
PULLED HAMSTRING devastated POLITE BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
AKRON butchered WAMBAMTHNKYA'MAM in a 1 minute mismatched bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         SLASHING ATTACK   26 -  13 -  1      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         WALL OF STEEL     20 -  16 -  3      56  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         BASHING ATTACK    24 -  20 -  1      55  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         LUNGING ATTACK    18 -  15 -  3      55  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY        8 -   7 -  0      53  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         AIMED BLOW         7 -   7 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         STRIKING ATTACK    6 -  10 -  2      38  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   5 -  0      29  |

Turn 194 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-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     2 -  3         2  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  2                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  MUTILATE 3375              10   4  1  104 ASSASSIN NATION (186)
AIMED BLOW       SOUTHPOINT 3492             6   2  0   76 OHIO (350)
LUNGING ATTACK   CAULIFLOWER EARS 3424       9   6  0   74 OTTO'S PARTS (150)
WALL OF STEEL    BEXLEY 3486                 8   3  2   57 OHIO (350)
BASHING ATTACK   RENDOR QUIL 3497           13   9  0   55 MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    TEALIN SALI 3496           12  10  0   55 MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)
TOTAL PARRY      BRAIN TUMOUR 3502           3   0  0   34 OTTO'S PARTS (150)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is RENDOR QUIL 3497.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was GARGOYLE 3386.  The ten other most popular fighters were MUTILATE 3375, HILL 
GIANT 3387, CAULIFLOWER EARS 3424, SEVERITY 3538, RENDOR QUIL 3497, TEALIN SALI 3496, 
SOUTHPOINT 3492, BEXLEY 3486, TOLEDO 3482, and PULLED HAMSTRING 3554.

The least popular fighter this week was WAMBAMTHNKYA'MAM 3534.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were COLLAPSED LUNG 3380, SALINA REES 3546, BRAIN TUMOUR 3502, JUJU 
ZOMBIE 3333, LENA KORIL 3495, SILT HORROR 3329, OGRE 3388, DART GARFUNKEL 500, AKRON 
3553, and PULLED HAMSTRING 3554.