DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/14/2005    Duedate: 07/27/2005

ROCANIS ARENA

DM-56    TURN-381

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

POSITION IS EMPTY

Chartered Recognition LeaderUnchartered Recognition Leader

POSITION IS EMPTY              POSITION IS EMPTY

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MACHINE                        KID QUICK
TOOLS OF TORMENT (407)         PUNCH-OUT! (411)
(56-3795) [13-7-0,83]          (56-3846) [11-5-2,91]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

REDHORSE (207)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. PUNCH-OUT! (411)            25
2. REDHORSE (207)              21      PUNCH-OUT! (411)
3. TOOLS OF TORMENT (407)      14      Unchartered Team
4. BAD APPLES (187)           -13
                                        (-1)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 PUNCH-OUT! (411)          41  21  5 66.1   1/ 1 REDHORSE (207)           10  5 1
 2/ 2 TOOLS OF TORMENT (407)    29  18  1 61.7   2/ 4 TOOLS OF TORMENT (407)    4  2 0
 3/ 3 REDHORSE (207)           426 476 15 47.2   3/ 2 PUNCH-OUT! (411)          4  5 0
 4/ 4 BAD APPLES (187)         359 496 14 42.0   4/ 3 BAD APPLES (187)          4 10 0

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

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Hi!!!!!!

     I made it!  Woo hoo hooooooo!!!  I got my invitation to the Isle!  In 
celebration, Mila let me change my strategy and even posted challenges for me!  No 
surprise on the challenges, I'm tapping the only two Challenger Champs that aren't on 
my team, Mechanism and Kid Quick.
     The Commission gave me some numbers, which are:
11-16-10-10(+1)-17-10-11.  They say I should use a quarterstaff, which I've never 
tried but I'm trying it now.  And they say I should go right on being kinda scummy, 
so I will.
     I need to pick an arena.  I may go to Home Guard, which Mila says will suit me 
pretty well.  Most of my teammates are there.
     Well, it says on my invitation that I have land, but Khel Rojida says I only get 
that if I don't go to the Isle, and I'm going to the Isle.  I don't know, if I go to 
the Isle do I at least get a little house of my own, or maybe a condo?  That'd be 
nice.  I'd like an apartment in downtown Talahya so I can see the city lights at 
night.  I've never been to a city before.
     I'll have to give up my job with the Rocani Legion (we can't all commute like 
Mila).  But it's been pretty quiet lately so I think they'll be all right without me.
     I'm going to the big city!  Look out, Talahya!

                                 I am Hedgehog, hear me roar!

                                      SPY REPORT

     You elder fighters surely remember me.  The younger ones may call me Olaf 
Modeen.  I return to ROCANIS once again!  What's with GLASS JOE?  He actually beat 
REDHORSE's SHANKS PONY, and walked away with 19 more points from the fight.  Major 
screwup at BAD APPLES.  PRIVET lost 17 points to PRONGHRON.  Some new strategies, 
perhaps?  Maybe PRIVET will provide more easy wins...  PUNCH-OUT!'s hatred of 
REDHORSE surfaced again as KID QUICK challenged ROCANIS' top dog.  KID QUICK was 
reminded on the sands why HEDGEHOG is Duelmaster.  Wouldn't it be nice to have live 
subjects to practice on?  I hear some team is looking into the uses of convicted 
prisoners.   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...  ROCANIS thinks REDHORSE 
and their 426-476-15 is too much!  If at first you don't succeed, give up...  
Management must be dealin', as the boys at TOOLS OF TORMENT ain't reelin'!  
REDHORSE's mad!  How well I know the feeling of being the most challenged warrior, 
BITTER VETCH!  Don't make idle boasts, they may come back to haunt you.  Fighting is 
a better craft than farming, BITTER VETCH, but you have to pay your dues.  Being 
challenged by MECHANISM, 20 points above you, is dues.  MECHANISM overcame BITTER 
VETCH.  I bet MECHANISM could beat two-year-olds, too.  Well, BAD APPLES knows who to 
set their sights on.   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  How long have I been here?  I got people to see, 
places to go...   
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  ROCANIS 
is a nice place to live, but I don't like to live in nice places.  Remember--a good 
fighter needs both good skills and good luck.  Until next time,-- Olaf Modeen  

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MECHANISM 3796               14   6  1   102       TOOLS OF TORMENT (407)
 GLASS JOE 3847               11   5  0   102       PUNCH-OUT! (411)
 KID QUICK 3846               11   5  2    91       PUNCH-OUT! (411)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MACHINE 3795                 13   7  0    83       TOOLS OF TORMENT (407)
 BITTER VETCH 3762            18  26  0    82       BAD APPLES (187)
 SHANKS PONY 3854             10   8  0    80       REDHORSE (207)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PRONGHRON 3852               11   7  1    66       REDHORSE (207)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BALD BULL 3843                8   2  1    53       PUNCH-OUT! (411)
 PRIVET 3867                  10   4  0    48       BAD APPLES (187)
 YUL 3868                      7   6  0    42       REDHORSE (207)
 EATS GRASS 3853               8  10  0    40       REDHORSE (207)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LARGE DOG 3848                4  17  0    29       BAD APPLES (187)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MR. SANDMAN 3844              5   5  1    28       PUNCH-OUT! (411)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KING HIPPO 3845               6   4  1    23       PUNCH-OUT! (411)
 PIEFACE 3875                  4   7  0    19       BAD APPLES (187)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
ROTTEN CORE 3851       6 12 0 BAD APPLES 187        PRONGHRON 3852        380         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Late personals, and be glad you're getting them--

Machine -- You again.  We seem to meet a lot, and you always get the best of it.  
Let's avoid each other. -- Bitter Vetch

Pronghorn -- I saw one of your namesakes recently.  It was prettier than you are, and 
more graceful. -- Large Dog
P.S.  And it RAN AWAY when I approached it, which you should consider.

Yul -- Do you actually LIKE getting sunburned on your head? -- Privet

Eats Grass -- Hah!  That amulet the cultist sold me actually WORKS.  Great! -- Rotten 
Core

I drowned the Persistent Beggar in my bathtub.  Seemed like a good use for the tub.
-- Pieface

Pronghorn -- (in a voice fat with satisfaction)  Yeah. -- Rotten Core

Yul -- Which one? -- Privet

Current personals:

Mechanism -- And if it isn't Machine, it's you.  (sigh) -- Bitter Vetch

Yul -- Ha!  I'll give you "sore arms."  Take that. -- Privet
P.S.  So my aim is rotten, sue me.

Pronghorn -- Gosh, you sure did show HIM.  I've never seen a head smashed like a 
melon before. -- Large Dog

I think the Rabid Gopher should be listed as having the race of Mouse, that being the 
closest the Commission comes to a gopher. -- Pieface
P.S.  Those things can be dangerous, you know.  Better to keep clear of 'em.

Eats Grass -- That just seems like such a STRANGE thing to do.  And you just go right 
on normally afterward, which is even stranger.  I mean, when *I* eat grass, I throw 
up. -- Large Dog

Hedgehog -- Congratulations. -- most of the Bad Apples

Machine -- Wow!  I'm sorry about those TWO groin hits.  I was aiming for your arm.  
The second one happened because you were protecting your groin with your arm.  You 
shouldn't do that.  It's not a good fighting posture.  Anyway, you showed me some 
cool tricks and I thank you for that.  Hope you're feeling better. -- Shanks Pony

Privet -- I didn't know I had a nerve cluster there, but you found one all right.  
(wincing)  Nicely struck. -- Yul

Bad Apples -- Oh, no!  I did not mean to slay Rotten Core.  Really, I wasn't aiming 
for his head.  He was thrashing around on the ground and I... missed what I was 
aiming at.  I'm truly sorry. -- Pronghorn

Large Dog -- I scummed you.  I guess I'm sorry; people don't seem to approve of that.  
Still, it's safer to be scummed than defeated by violence, especially considering 
what happened to R.C.  We're all sorry about that. -- Eats Grass

Kid Quick -- Heh, I scummed you too.  Could be worse.  At least I taught you a bunch 
of stuff.  I may not know a lot, but I'm quite generous about sharing what I DO know. 
-- Hedgehog
P.S.   That Advanced Expert they gave me in parrying is the only rating the 
Commission has given me, so far.  I suspect I may be quite close to suddenly getting 
Master rating in several other skills, though.
P.P.S.  Don't run in circles around someone who is scumming you.  It only makes you 
dizzy.

27 June 2005
ATTENTION ALL YOU ALLIANCE-TYPE PEOPLE:
For the purposes of tourney newsletter alliance listings (when I am able to do them),
you may only be listed in ONE alliance.  In other words, you have to choose!  If you
are a part of Englebert's Alliance and Englebert's Alliance is "part" of Ruthrauf's
Alliance, I will list you EITHER as part of Englebert's Alliance OR as part of
Ruthrauf's Alliance, NOT both.  The default would be the top-level alliance,
Ruthrauf's, in this example.  If you'd rather be listed separately, let me know and I
will do so, but that will be the only listing you get. -- The Saint, keeper of ever-
more-complicated lists

29 Jun 2005
The Company of Brothers (TCB) welcomes two new members to our alliance...Liam the
Goth and Buddy Lee.  We have no doubt that they will prove to be assets to our
alliance and the general dueling community. -- Baphomet, co-founder, T.C.B.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

KID QUICK was unbelievably bested by HEDGEHOG in a 5 minute Challenge fight.
MECHANISM savagely defeated BITTER VETCH in a 1 minute veteran's Challenge melee.
GLASS JOE devastated SHANKS PONY in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
MACHINE overpowered BALD BULL in a crowd pleasing 1 minute gruesome mismatched match.
PRIVET was overpowered by PRONGHRON in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
EATS GRASS bested LARGE DOG in a popular 4 minute competition.
YUL handily defeated KING HIPPO in a 1 minute uneven melee.
MR. SANDMAN vanquished PIEFACE 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|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY       15 -   8 -  1      65  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    37 -  21 -  2      64  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -   7 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK     8 -   7 -  0      53  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   5 -  0      44  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  11 -  0       8  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         AIMED BLOW         0 -  10 -  0       0  |

Turn 381 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:

TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         6  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  2         1  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   MECHANISM 3796             14   6  1  102 TOOLS OF TORMENT (407)
STRIKING ATTACK  SHANKS PONY 3854           10   8  0   80 REDHORSE (207)
SLASHING ATTACK  BALD BULL 3843              8   2  1   53 PUNCH-OUT! (411)
PARRY-STRIKE     PRIVET 3867                10   4  0   48 BAD APPLES (187)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MACHINE 3795.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was KID QUICK 3846.  The ten other most popular fighters were LARGE DOG 3848, 
MECHANISM 3796, MACHINE 3795, GLASS JOE 3847, PRONGHRON 3852, YUL 3868, MR. SANDMAN 
3844, BALD BULL 3843, EATS GRASS 3853, and BITTER VETCH 3762.

The least popular fighter this week was PIEFACE 3875.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were KING HIPPO 3845, PRIVET 3867, SHANKS PONY 3854, BITTER VETCH 3762, EATS 
GRASS 3853, BALD BULL 3843, MR. SANDMAN 3844, YUL 3868, PRONGHRON 3852, and GLASS JOE 
3847.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

MECHANISM (56-3796) TOOLS OF TORMENT (407)

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

HEDGEHOG (56-3748) REDHORSE (207)