DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/11/2005    Duedate: 08/24/2005

ROCANIS ARENA

DM-56    TURN-383

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

KID QUICK
PUNCH-OUT! (411)
(56-3846) [13-5-2,108]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

POSITION IS EMPTY              CIRITH UNGOL
                               BLACKENED PRIDE (409)
                               (56-3842) [3-3-0,12]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GLASS JOE                      LARGE DOG
PUNCH-OUT! (411)               BAD APPLES (187)
(56-3847) [12-5-0,108]         (56-3848) [4-19-0,31]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

PUNCH-OUT! (411)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BAD APPLES (187)            16
2. PUNCH-OUT! (411)            14      PUNCH-OUT! (411)
3. REDHORSE (207)              10      Unchartered Team
4. TOOLS OF TORMENT (407)       8
5. BLACKENED PRIDE (409)      -13      BLACKENED PRIDE (409)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 PUNCH-OUT! (411)          47  21  5 69.1   1/ 2 PUNCH-OUT! (411)          8  3 0
 2/ 2 TOOLS OF TORMENT (407)    31  19  1 62.0   2/ 1 REDHORSE (207)            8  5 0
 3/ 0*BLACKENED PRIDE (409)      4   4  0 50.0   3/ 3 TOOLS OF TORMENT (407)    4  1 0
 4/ 3 REDHORSE (207)           430 480 15 47.3   4/ 4 BAD APPLES (187)          1 11 0
 5/ 4 BAD APPLES (187)         360 503 14 41.7   5/ 0*BLACKENED PRIDE (409)     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

     Hail ROCANIS!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for your 
deeds.  It seems the training can make the difference, as REDHORSE is pushed out of 
top team by PUNCH-OUT!, who came from 2nd with a 2-0-0 this turn.  And let's see, 
PIEFACE fought CIRITH UNGOL and gained 13 points and contributed to BAD APPLES' 
1-3-0.  CIRITH UNGOL has lost to PIEFACE, falling 13 points, while helping make 
BLACKENED PRIDE a 0-1-0 turn.  The attempts to dethrone the Duelmaster have failed, 
and KID QUICK remains ROCANIS' top warrior for another turn.  Can someone confirm a 
rumor for me?  I hear the top team makes their losing fighters do dishes at The Grub 
& Rub Bar and Bistro until they win.  Maybe?   
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.  I also notice that the PUNCH-OUT! 
stable was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on ROCANIS, what are you afraid of? 
And avoiding PUNCH-OUT! more than any other team we find TOOLS OF TORMENT.  ROCANIS, 
are we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  The most challenged warrior 
this turn was BAD APPLES' warrior BITTER VETCH.  More fighters challenged him than 
challenged the Duelmaster!  MACHINE of TOOLS OF TORMENT had better have a good reason 
for challenging down 13 points in a challenge which he won.  I thought MACHINE showed 
great skill and promise when he bested BITTER VETCH.  All right, so I slept through 
it!  Big deal!   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  We'd like to remind certain teams 
not to rob the graves of their enemies.  You know who you are; and it's considered 
rude.   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  Well, I'm burning daylight here in ROCANIS and I've a long road 
ahead of me.  Happy Trails.  Until you see my quill in ROCANIS again, farewell-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KID QUICK 3846               13   5  2   108       PUNCH-OUT! (411)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GLASS JOE 3847               12   5  0   108       PUNCH-OUT! (411)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BITTER VETCH 3762            18  28  0    82       BAD APPLES (187)
 PRONGHRON 3852               12   8  1    75       REDHORSE (207)
 SHANKS PONY 3854             10  10  0    73       REDHORSE (207)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BALD BULL 3843                9   2  1    61       PUNCH-OUT! (411)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MR. SANDMAN 3844              6   5  1    51       PUNCH-OUT! (411)
 YUL 3868                      8   7  0    49       REDHORSE (207)
 EATS GRASS 3853              10  10  0    44       REDHORSE (207)
 PRIVET 3867                  10   6  0    36       BAD APPLES (187)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PIEFACE 3875                  5   8  0    33       BAD APPLES (187)
 LARGE DOG 3848                4  19  0    31       BAD APPLES (187)
-KING HIPPO 3845               7   4  1    28       PUNCH-OUT! (411)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CIRITH UNGOL 3842             3   3  0    12       BLACKENED PRIDE (409)

'-' 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

Kid Quick -- Hard to know where you were aiming, since you hit me everywhere from the
neck to the groin in less than a minute.  However, it was pretty effective. -- Shanks
Pony
P.S.  Oh, and congratulations on the title.  Don't forget to write a Duelmaster's
column.

The Priest of Mytori wasn't willing to teach me anything.  Sore loser.  Nasty old
man. -- Pronghorn

Privet -- A ram in a thicket?  Is that a sexual reference? -- Pronghorn, dirty young
man

     Only in Aradi. -- Ed.

Large Dog -- It just goes to show, you should not be a Bad Apple. -- Eats Grass
P.S.  (laughing) That's right, you should NOT eat grass.  Leave it to my horse.

Bald Bull -- (groaning)  They didn't get me healed right away, shipment of healing
potions arrived late they said.  I was puking blood for five days, and couldn't eat.
In a non-magic world those gut hits would have meant a slow death, they told me.
That's a sobering thought. -- Yul

Machine -- I am so glad you're graduating, you can't imagine it.  Go, go, go! --
Bitter Vetch

Eats Grass -- I never thought to see a vegetarian Rirorni. -- Large Dog

Mr. Sandman -- I just couldn't stay awake for that. -- Privet, not sorry to have
missed the gory details

King Hippo -- How could I possibly win when I was worried all the time that you might
sit on me? -- Pieface

4 August 2005
Ladies and Gentlemen...The Announcement You Have All Been Waiting For Is Here!!!!!!!!

ZalCon3...The Rebirth!!!!!!! 

The Rules Are Simple, The Prizes Are Awesome, The Competition Fierce!

Where:  Dullens (DM13)  When:  October 8th, 2005

The Rules:
Every Manager Must DA Their Entire Team On The First Turn They Enter The Contest.
All Warriors DA'd In This Manner MUST Be At Zero FE And May Fight In The Contest If
They Live.  The Style Of The Warrior Must Be Present In The Name In A Non Ambiguous
Manner, Standard Abbreviations Accepted.  Scoring Starts On The 3rd Turn Of The
Contest Which Will Also Be The First Turn After The October Mail In.  Dead Warriors
May Be Entered From The Contest To Dead Apprentices ONLY--And With Zero FE!!!!!  All
Living Warriors May Be Entered Into Rookies or Apprentices For The October Mail In.

Scoring:
 1 Point For Each Win.
 1 Point For Each Kill.
-1 Point For Each Loss.
-1 Point For Each Death.

Categories:
Ultimate Style Master:  Warrior Of Any Style With The Most Style Master Points.
Top Team:  Team With The Most Points At The End Of The Contest.
Top Warrior:  Warrior With The Most Points At The End Of The Contest.
MVP Team:  Team With The Most Free Fight Awards At The End Of The Contest.
MVP Warrior:  Warrior With The Most Free Fight Awards At The End Of The Contest.
Style Master:  Warrior With The Most Points Vs. Style In Each Style At The End Of The
               Contest.
Warrior Top 11:  Next 10 Top Point Gaining Warriors At The End Of The Contest.
Iron Manager:  Any Manager With 100 Fights During The Contest (20 Turns Plus 2 Pre
               Turns).
***Special Category*** An Additional Top Team Award Will Be Granted For Each 5 Iron
Manager Awards Starting At 6.

Prizes:
Ultimate Style Master, Top Team, Top Warrior:  +1 To Bonus, Damage Bump, Free Train
                                              Or Learn 2 Skills, Favorites Knowledge.
MVP Team And MVP Warrior:  20 Rollups.
Style Master:  +1 To Bonus.
Warrior Top 11:  Free Train Or Learn 2 Skills. 
Iron Manager:  +1 To Bonus.

Please Contact Zalgor Prigg Via Diplo (Armor & Weapons DM102) or Email
(zalgor@hotmail.com) Should You Have Any Questions Or Wish A Free Team Rollup To Dark
Arena On Turn 1.

Disclaimer:  All Prizes Are To Be Used On Contest Team Only And Are Non Transferable.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MACHINE devastated BITTER VETCH in a 1 minute gruesome mismatched Challenge fight.
KID QUICK demolished PRONGHRON in a popular 1 minute one-sided Title melee.
GLASS JOE vanquished SHANKS PONY in a popular 1 minute mismatched brawl.
EATS GRASS defeated LARGE DOG in a 4 minute match.
PRIVET was devastated by YUL in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
CIRITH UNGOL was overpowered by PIEFACE in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         TOTAL PARRY       15 -   6 -  1      71  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         LUNGING ATTACK    37 -  20 -  2      65  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -   7 -  0      53  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  12 -  0       8  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         AIMED BLOW         0 -  10 -  0       0  |

Turn 383 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:

BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  2         2  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   KID QUICK 3846             13   5  2  108 PUNCH-OUT! (411)
PARRY-STRIKE     PRIVET 3867                10   6  0   36 BAD APPLES (187)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is GLASS JOE 3847.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was LARGE DOG 3848.  The ten other most popular fighters were PIEFACE 3875, KID QUICK 
3846, GLASS JOE 3847, YUL 3868, PRONGHRON 3852, SHANKS PONY 3854, EATS GRASS 3853, 
CIRITH UNGOL 3842, BITTER VETCH 3762, and PRIVET 3867.

The least popular fighter this week was PRIVET 3867.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BITTER VETCH 3762, CIRITH UNGOL 3842, EATS GRASS 3853, SHANKS PONY 
3854, PRONGHRON 3852, YUL 3868, GLASS JOE 3847, KID QUICK 3846, PIEFACE 3875, and 
LARGE DOG 3848.

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

MACHINE (56-3795) TOOLS OF TORMENT (407)

                 FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY XXXV

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
RYU 1402 (71-31-2)                     2  3  0         SKULL SQUADRON       
DEATH 666 (104-92-2)                   0  5  0         INCARNATIONS         
RENEGADE DROW 159 (87-62-4)            0  5  0         SKULL SQUADRON       
ROGUE 1438 (42-30-3)                   0  5  0         SKULL SQUADRON       

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MANWE SULIMO 3338 (48-22-0)            4  3  0         SONG OF ILUVATAR     
TIME 513 (109-39-1)                    3  3  0         INCARNATIONS         

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
HARD CORE TROUBLE 2368 (20-20-0)       2  3  0         SKULL SQUADRON       

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
AKELDAMA 2417 (11-0-0)                 0  1  0         ACT OF MALICE        
RAN 2001 (26-15-4)                     0  3  0         SKULL SQUADRON       

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
RANGER 3142 (24-12-1)                  0  3  0         SKULL SQUADRON       

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GENERAL POL 3412 (19-14-0)             2  3  0         SKULL SQUADRON       

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GLASS JOE 3847 (11-5-0)                0  3  0         PUNCH-OUT!           

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MS STALGIA 3840 (0-0-0)                0  3  0         WENSINWASIN MI       

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
IT 3900 (0-0-0)                        4  3  0         GET                  
TOE 3896 (0-0-0)                       1  3  0         GET