DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/01/2005    Duedate: 12/14/2005

ROCANIS ARENA

DM-56    TURN-391

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SHANKS PONY
REDHORSE (207)
(56-3854) [13-15-0,108]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SHANKS PONY                    TOE
REDHORSE (207)                 GET (419)
(56-3854) [13-15-0,108]        (56-3896) [2-1-1,32]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BITTER VETCH                   PRIVET
BAD APPLES (187)               BAD APPLES (187)
(56-3762) [21-33-0,96]         (56-3867) [16-8-0,69]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

REDHORSE (207)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. RESCUE RANGERS (338)        24
2. GET (419)                   20      RESCUE RANGERS (338)
3. BAD APPLES (187)             7      Unchartered Team
4. REDHORSE (207)               5
5. BLOOD BROTHERS (418)         0      GET (419)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 RESCUE RANGERS (338)      27  10  3 73.0   1/ 2 REDHORSE (207)            7  7 1
 2/ 6*GET (419)                  3   3  1 50.0   2/ 1 BAD APPLES (187)          7  8 0
 3- 3*BLOOD BROTHERS (418)       2   2  0 50.0   3/ 3 RESCUE RANGERS (338)      5  2 1
 4/ 4 REDHORSE (207)           446 500 16 47.1   4- 5*BLOOD BROTHERS (418)      2  2 0
 5/ 5 BAD APPLES (187)         380 522 14 42.1   5/ 6*GET (419)                 2  3 1

    '*'   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!

     Well...here I am, yup.  I don't know what to say.  I've never been the
Duelmaster before.  I wish Hedgehog was here, she always had something to say.
     I got my name because I run fast, and I once outran a horse.  It was a slow
horse, an old and very pregnant mare in fact.  Nowadays, I have a horse (a long-
legged gelding) and I generally ride if I want to go a long way.
     If anyone wants to know, Hedgehog did go to the Isle.  She took the immortality
and the land grant, and came back and built a cabin south of Rocanis.  She's raising
sheep.  Sheep!  This is cattle country.  I don't know what the world is coming to.
But she sent me a nice wool poncho that really feels good on these chilly mornings,
so I can't really be mad at her.
     Like most of my team, I'm in the Rocani Legion.  The pay is better than
gladiating, though not by much.  I've got the 8 pm to 2 am town patrol on weekends,
so if any of you gets drunk and disorderly, I'll be the one you meet.  Just don't
throw up on my new poncho, okay?
     I guess I'll be matched against Bitter Vetch this time around, unless he gets
challenged by somebody.  I hope he doesn't.  I don't want to fight a stand-in.
They're old Rirorni prisoners and I feel sorry for them.
     (taking a deep breath)  Smells like snow.  It's going to be a long, cold winter.
Keep warm, all of you.

                                                     Shanks Pony

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, ROCANIS?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Later days, BAD APPLES, since REDHORSE 
took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  Of course, we're all 
terribly impressed to see TOE win a fight and gain 20 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, 
CHIP beat JONNA THANE and JONNA THANE lost 5 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And 
if variety is the spice of life, ROCANIS may be getting bland, as SHANKS PONY stays 
top dog in the city.  I'm not in a very good mood today, but why am I telling you 
this?  You want to know what's new, don't you, ROCANIS?   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.   
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  We're all going to die in the end, so why 
worry if the fate catches up with you sooner that later?   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Just wait 'till next time I show up 
here, I won't be so nice!  So nyaaah!  Paste this one in your scrapbooks, you'll need 
the kindling come this winter-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHANKS PONY 3854             13  15  0   108       REDHORSE (207)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BITTER VETCH 3762            21  33  0    96       BAD APPLES (187)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZIPPER 3111                   9   0  1    78       RESCUE RANGERS (338)
 PRIVET 3867                  16   8  0    69       BAD APPLES (187)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PIEFACE 3875                 10  11  0    61       BAD APPLES (187)
 EATS GRASS 3853              15  13  0    58       REDHORSE (207)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YUL 3868                     11  12  0    54       REDHORSE (207)
 CHIP 3114                     5   2  1    51       RESCUE RANGERS (338)
 LARGE DOG 3848                5  26  0    41       BAD APPLES (187)
-DALE 3112                     5   2  0    37       RESCUE RANGERS (338)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GODGET 3110                   4   2  0    33       RESCUE RANGERS (338)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TOE 3896                      2   1  1    32       GET (419)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JONNA THANE 3903              5   2  0    22       BAD APPLES (187)
-IT 3900                       1   0  0    21       GET (419)
 TEMB 3907                     1   0  1    14       RESCUE RANGERS (338)
-OCELOT 3894                   1   0  0     9       BLOOD BROTHERS (418)
-LYNX 3893                     1   0  0     6       BLOOD BROTHERS (418)
-BENT 3908                     0   1  0     1       GET (419)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
RIRORNI ARCHER 1       0  1 0   1                   TEMB 3907             391 NONE    
LION 3891              0  1 0 BLOOD BROTHERS 418    SLIM ODDS 3904        390         
3 WIT 3906             0  2 0 REDHORSE 207          HAKKON TAIN 20        391 NONE    
SLIM ODDS 3904         2  3 1 REDHORSE 207          TOE 3896              391         
PRONGHRON 3852        15 10 1 REDHORSE 207          WISHLIST 3816         388         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Large Dog -- All right, you lost, but wasn't it nice not to fight Eats Grass?  Do you
know what Debby Tonte would do with a pair of names like that?

Blood Brothers -- I'm so sorry about Lion.  The Commission rated my kill desire at a
4, but I was aiming for the head.  From now on, I'll aim at something less vital.
And again, I'm really sorry about Lion.  It was a brave fighter...you should have let
it have a gender, though. -- Slim Odds

Lynx -- I don't know why the Arenamaster looked disgusted.  Of course, I don't know
much of anything.  I'll be going now. -- 3 Wit

Bitter Vetch -- Well, we're a couple of old farts, but you're the most experienced
fart, so thanks for showing me six good fart skills. -- Shanks Pony

Zipper -- I do so have a heart for this business.  But thanks for the advice. -- Eats
Grass
P.S.  Did your manager lose any sleep over you?  Why didn't he give you a gender?

Shanks Pony -- Good shoes.  (wincing)  You kick well with them. -- Bitter Vetch

Yul -- I have nothing to say to you. -- Large Dog, at a loss for words

Where are these Rirorni Thugs coming from?  They should all be KILLED. -- Pieface and
Privet

Toe -- Uh...that's it?  Just "toe"?  We had a warrior here, well, he called himself a
warrior, named Broken Toe.  You could say something about a name like that, but
just...toe? -- Jonna Thane

Yul -- A short circuit?  Yeah, right. -- Pieface

Slim Odds -- Are you implying, you unlettered thug, that I can't READ?  You idiot, if
I hadn't used dayglo "show the path of movement" strips, you wouldn't have been able
to pick up so much as a tenth of a skill from me!  I practically drove them into your
head with a wedge! -- Melliston Ru, Apprentice Mage

5 November 2005
It is with a proud heart that I announce the newest member of the Desolate Empire
alliance.  Dok Sik will be known from here forth as Dark Knight Dok Sik, of the
Desolate Empire.  May he be blessed with victory and courage.  May his enemies' blood
flow freely! -- The Dark Knights Wasby and Toker

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

3 WIT was butchered by HAKKON TAIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SHANKS PONY devastated BITTER VETCH in a 1 minute one-sided Title duel.
ZIPPER overcame PIEFACE in a 1 minute match.
EATS GRASS was savagely defeated by PRIVET in a crowd pleasing 5 minute master's duel.
YUL savagely defeated LARGE DOG in a crowd pleasing 1 minute gruesome master's match.
CHIP overpowered JONNA THANE in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
TOE butchered SLIM ODDS in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
TEMB easily killed RIRORNI ARCHER in a 1 minute uneven melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   2 -  1      80  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   2 -  0      71  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY        7 -   4 -  0      64  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         LUNGING ATTACK    21 -  14 -  1      60  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -   8 -  1      47  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK     7 -   8 -  0      47  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         AIMED BLOW         7 -  12 -  1      37  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  10 -  0      17  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 391 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-STRIKE       1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  3         2  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  BASHING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  ZIPPER 3111                 9   0  1   78 RESCUE RANGERS (338)
PARRY-STRIKE     PRIVET 3867                16   8  0   69 BAD APPLES (187)
TOTAL PARRY      EATS GRASS 3853            15  13  0   58 REDHORSE (207)
STRIKING ATTACK  CHIP 3114                   5   2  1   51 RESCUE RANGERS (338)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BITTER VETCH 3762.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was PRIVET 3867.  The ten other most popular fighters were YUL 3868, SHANKS PONY 
3854, ZIPPER 3111, CHIP 3114, TOE 3896, TEMB 3907, 3 WIT 3906, PIEFACE 3875, EATS 
GRASS 3853, and JONNA THANE 3903.

The least popular fighter this week was SLIM ODDS 3904.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were LARGE DOG 3848, BITTER VETCH 3762, JONNA THANE 3903, EATS GRASS 3853, 
PIEFACE 3875, 3 WIT 3906, TEMB 3907, TOE 3896, CHIP 3114, and ZIPPER 3111.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

BITTER VETCH (56-3762) BAD APPLES (187)

                   MAIL-IN TOURNEY XL

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MANWE SULIMO 3338 (48-22-0)            4  3  0         SONG OF ILUVATAR     

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
WISHLIST 3816 (8-6-1)                  0  2  0         YIELD                

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CAUTION 3821 (3-2-0)                   1  3  0  DEAD   YIELD                

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
IT 3900 (0-0-0)                        7  3  0         GET                  
SALTLICK KILLER 3874 (0-0-0)           2  3  1         THIRD COAST KILLERS  
TOE 3896 (1-0-0)                       1  3  0         GET                  

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
JOHN WAYNE GACY 3212 (0-0-0)           6  3  0         COWBOYS FROM HELL    
CAMEL FODDER 3213 (0-0-0)              0  2  0         COWBOYS FROM HELL    
SCRAWNY HUNCHBACK 3215 (0-0-0)         0  2  0         COWBOYS FROM HELL    

DEAD ADEPTS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
JUDICATOR 3729 (1-0-0)                 3  3  0         LAW AND CHAOS        

DEAD APPRENTICES TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MINAS MORGUL 3833 (1-1-0)              7  3  0         BLACKENED PRIDE