DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/21/2006    Duedate: 10/04/2006

ROCANIS ARENA

DM-56    TURN-412

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

WISHLIST
YIELD (405)
(56-3816) [11-9-3,110]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

WISHLIST                       BILL THUG
YIELD (405)                    STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)
(56-3816) [11-9-3,110]         (56-3972) [2-0-1,27]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

WISHLIST                       WISHLIST
YIELD (405)                    YIELD (405)
(56-3816) [11-9-3,110]         (56-3816) [11-9-3,110]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BAD APPLES (187)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BAD APPLES (187)            37
2. YIELD (405)                 30      PHILANTHROPISTS (420)
3. PHILANTHROPISTS (420)        8      Unchartered Team
4. STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)      -2
5. ELEVENTH HOUR (372)        -50      STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 PHILANTHROPISTS (420)     17   5  1 77.3   1/ 1 BAD APPLES (187)          9  4 0
 2/ 1*STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)     7   3  2 70.0   2/ 3*STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)    7  3 2
 3/ 5 YIELD (405)               32  37  7 46.4   3/ 2 ELEVENTH HOUR (372)       5  7 1
 4/ 4 ELEVENTH HOUR (372)       59  69  8 46.1   4/ 6 YIELD (405)               3  2 0
 5/ 6 BAD APPLES (187)         429 567 14 43.1   5/ 5 PHILANTHROPISTS (420)     2  3 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Oh, hi.  Its just little 'ol Debby Tonte.  Thought I'd check out ROCANIS to see 
what's new.  MVP award for CONTRABAND?  YIELD's proud of him after beating ALDALDON 
and getting 16 points.  Oh, wow, like the Duelmaster must be the most popular gal in 
all ROCANIS.  She got the most challenges.  (But what about proposals?) WISHLIST 
thinks his 11-9-3 and studly character is good enough to face up to the Duelmaster.  
Any bets?  And I was just getting used to the ex-Duelmaster's habit of...(!)  Oh 
well, welcome WISHLIST.  Aren't YIELD proud.  (Oh, my.) Who was the wiseguy that said 
ROCANIS' Duelmaster was paying for drinks at The Wanton Troll?  Don't look at me!   
     AAARRGH!!!  I HATE SPYREPORTING!!!  Sorry.  I just had to say it.  BAD APPLES 
was ROCANIS' most avoided team.  Is there some award for that?  Hhmph!  What kind of 
warriors are PHILANTHROPISTS?  BAD APPLES, an easy team to beat if I ever saw one, 
can't get them to accept an invitation!  IN HIDING must not be a good enough fighter 
to get in fair fights.  He challenged FORLUITHA.  13 is a big difference.  (Well, 
that's what they tell me.) I thought IN HIDING showed great skill and promise when he 
was overcame by FORLUITHA.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     What does a fighter fight for?  I mean, the crowds don't give a hoot if someone 
gets killed.  Not after four more fights.  TREEKILLER bloodfeuded (is that a word?) 
PRESTON for revenge over some guy's bad fortune.  Was it really worth it?  Like was 
that some Bloodfeud, or what?  (TREEKILLER vs. PRESTON, that is.) Hey you guys, don't 
you think your families would like to hear from you?  Write!  (Or have someone write 
for you.)  
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I gotta leave.  ROCANIS is like such a dump, and you guys 
smell too much!  Its been really albendranius!  Later, guys-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WISHLIST 3816                11   9  3   110       YIELD (405)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CONTRABAND 3827              11   4  3   102       YIELD (405)
 NIKALA 3443                  15  11  0    95       ELEVENTH HOUR (372)
 TREEKILLER 3927              14   4  0    94       BAD APPLES (187)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ALDALDON 3913                12   3  1    88       PHILANTHROPISTS (420)
 PRESTON 3604                  8   9  5    71       ELEVENTH HOUR (372)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FORLUITHA 3946                8   6  0    63       BAD APPLES (187)
 NALENTHU 3909                 4   2  0    63       PHILANTHROPISTS (420)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IN HIDING 3902                4   2  1    50       YIELD (405)
 ZANDER 3440                  10  17  1    48       ELEVENTH HOUR (372)
 VANESSA 3483                 11  11  1    47       ELEVENTH HOUR (372)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BILL THUG 3972                2   0  1    27       STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HARD CIDER 3978               2   0  0    22       BAD APPLES (187)
 GEORGE THUG 3974              2   0  1    18       STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)
 SAWTOOTH 3944                 1   1  0    15       YIELD (405)
 BUCK FEVER 3980               1   0  0    10       BAD APPLES (187)
 SOURCRAB 3969                 2   3  0     9       BAD APPLES (187)
-RANUL 3911                    1   0  0     9       PHILANTHROPISTS (420)
 DELIA THUG 3973               1   1  0     4       STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)
 LOIS THUG 3970                1   1  0     4       STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)

'-' 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                   BILL THUG 3972        412 NONE    
RIRORNI ARCHER 1       0  1 0   1                   GEORGE THUG 3974      412 NONE    
JONNA THANE 3903      15 11 0 BAD APPLES 187        PRESTON 3604          410 JUST REV
THORN 3939             7  6 0 BAD APPLES 187        PRESTON 3604          408 JUST REV
WILL THUG 3971         1  1 0 STRAIGHT UP THUG 426  STEV STONEFIST 18     412 NONE    
NO WAY 3979            0  1 0 YIELD 405             TABAR THE KNIFE 27    412 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Zander -- Jorja took a look at our respective records and said we were each on the
wrong team.  I don't see anything wrong with having a good record!  Or, to be honest,
with NOT having a good record.  The important thing is to stay ALIVE.  That's my
goal.  And I don't MIND, not really, if I don't kill any people.  It's only TREES
that I want to kill.  They shade out the grass and use up lots of water and get in
the way of the horses and the cattle.  Just plain old encumbrances on the landscape,
that's trees. -- Treekiller

Doom from the South -- Like south is BAD?  We had frost warnings!  Well, some of our
neighbors to the north had frost warnings.  But we got plenty chilly enough last
night, so I do NOT think going south at this season is BAD.  In fact, I encourage it
in all my neighbors; as it does wonderful things for the traffic.  Get all those big
boats of cadillacs OUT of here. -- Forluitha
P.S.  Yes, okay, so I get testy when I'm chilled.  Sue me.

The Rirorni Archer is helpless without his bow.  And he is not allowed to bring his
bow into the arena.  This is all good. -- Sourcrab

Hmm, this Persistent Beggar is a bit of a wimp, isn't he?  Can't hold his cider at
all. -- Hard Cider
P.S.  Or maybe I should say, he can't hold MY cider.

Ed. -- No, bales of doom are most often sold to cults.  They pay more for it. --
Treekiller

     Ah, that would make sense.  I can see all sorts of uses for the baling wire of
     doom though. -- Ed.

26 August 2006
The Avengers of Light.  Another VC lackey?  What's the matter VC, are you scared?
Bringing in reinforcements.  It matters not, bring your avengers and they shall be
crushed!  I am Dark Knight Blackstorm and I represent the Desolate Empire and can
easily be found in 8, 28, 31, 47, 54, and 106.  I reply with steel and your women
shall cry when they start the body count!!!!!!!!!  Remember to sign your posts to
whoever from the VC wrote that earlier Ad. -- Dark Knight Blackstorm

4 September 2006
Civil War/The Crusades

The next edition of the Civil War series is to be held in Tobir, arena 14, beginning
November 25th with a round where all participating managers must DA all 5 of their
warriors; in addition all warriors must be prefixed with an A an F or a D in the
following manner:  A-Broke Stroker or (A) Broke Stroker.  Names simply beginning with
the letter of your federation will NOT count as properly prefixed!  Existing teams
are welcome but no warrior who survives the DA who had prior Fight Experience (arena
or tourney) will be allowed to score or challenge into the contest teams.  There will
be an equal number of teams set up for each of the three factions (Andorian, Free
Blades, and Delarquan) to create sides as equal as possible.  This along with the DA
round should set up pretty equal footing for all managers.  After the DA there will
be another round where you can either DA again or fight your new, or surviving,
warriors so they will be set up to challenge an opponent beginning on round 1.  So as
a recap DA round, turn 0, then turn 1 it begins with the following rules:

The Civil War to be held in arena 14.
- The contest runs for 10-28 turns (barring ties).
- No tourney participation allowed.  Teams with warriors participating in any
  tournament are disqualified.
- An even number of teams per faction worked out by the Faction Leaders.  No later
  substitutions are allowed.
- If a manager brings in a second team and challenges into the contest he is DQ'd and
  his side will fight one team short!
- Three factions will be participating:  Andorian, Delarquan, Free Blades
- Everyone prefixes their warrior with A-, F-, or D- (No prefix = disqualification of
  the warrior)
- Turn DA:  (The DA Round) November 25, 2006.  Every warrior must DA.  (Warriors not
  DA'd on Turn 0 are disqualified)
- Turn 0:  December 9th, 2006.  There will be no scoring this turn it is meant to
  allow for challenges on turn 1.
- Turn 1+:  Scoring as detailed below
- Each team gets 1 point for defeating a warrior from an opposing team.
- Fights against warriors on your team do not generate points in any situation.
- The team with the most points each turn gets a Battle Point (if there is a tie for
  the most points then no Battle Points are accrued)
- The first team to 10 Battle Points wins the war
- Managers of teams on the winning side each receive a +1 bonus potion to be used on
  a warrior on their contest team.  This must be applied within a month of the
  conclusion of the contest and the team must have been active on the last turn of
  the contest.

Anyone wishing to participate, and feels they can probably stick around for the
duration (don't want to handicap a side, of course unforeseeable events cannot be
planned for), should either diplo me at THE DEATH SQUAD(63) in Tobir (arena 14) or
place a personal ad in the arena.  You may also contact me via the Duel2.com boards!
Let me know which faction you would like to fight for!  This contest is intended to
be open to ALL managers wishing to pit themselves against each other to try and
determine which faction has the best managers! -- Street Legal

14 September 2006
     I am back in the arena and thinking back to those days in 1984 where I was a
novice and clueless manager.
     Now, 22 years later it looks like I am an ancient and once again clueless
manager.
     I am looking to recover some old warriors.  Since none of them are Aimed Blows,
they are no threat to win anything.  I just want to see how they turned out.

The Couatl 2-17
Madam Butterfly 20-701
Gypsy Moth 20-703
King Crab 21-1
Priestess Python 26-1388

Please contact me at DekeYoung@Comcast.net if you know about any of these ancient
warriors, or just want to bs about the old, old, old times.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

WILL THUG was butchered by STEV STONEFIST in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
NO WAY was slaughtered by TABAR THE KNIFE in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
WISHLIST savagely defeated NIKALA in a 5 minute expert's Challenge Title fight.
CONTRABAND narrowly defeated ALDALDON in a exciting 1 minute Challenge fight.
IN HIDING was viciously subdued by FORLUITHA in a 2 minute gruesome Challenge brawl.
SAWTOOTH luckily beat SOURCRAB in a 2 minute novice's Challenge struggle.
TREEKILLER devastated PRESTON in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
ZANDER was handily defeated by NALENTHU in a 1 minute uneven melee.
VANESSA viciously subdued RABID GOPHER in a 2 minute veteran vs. beginner duel.
LOIS THUG was overpowered by HARD CIDER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
BILL THUG easily killed RIRORNI ARCHER in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
DELIA THUG was subdued by BUCK FEVER in a 1 minute amateur's match.
GEORGE THUG put to death RIRORNI ARCHER in a 1 minute novice's contest.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   8         AIMED BLOW        11 -   3 -  1      79  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    39 -  24 -  3      62  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -   6 -  3      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   5 -  0      58  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         TOTAL PARRY       10 -   8 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK    14 -  13 -  3      52  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         SLASHING ATTACK   15 -  15 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 412 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:

AIMED BLOW         2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  3     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   WISHLIST 3816              11   9  3  110 YIELD (405)
SLASHING ATTACK  CONTRABAND 3827            11   4  3  102 YIELD (405)
TOTAL PARRY      NIKALA 3443                15  11  0   95 ELEVENTH HOUR (372)
AIMED BLOW       NALENTHU 3909               4   2  0   63 PHILANTHROPISTS (420)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is WISHLIST 3816.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was WISHLIST 3816.  The ten other most popular fighters were FORLUITHA 3946, SOURCRAB 
3969, VANESSA 3483, CONTRABAND 3827, ALDALDON 3913, IN HIDING 3902, TREEKILLER 3927, 
NALENTHU 3909, HARD CIDER 3978, and BUCK FEVER 3980.

The least popular fighter this week was LOIS THUG 3970.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ZANDER 3440, PRESTON 3604, NO WAY 3979, DELIA THUG 3973, BILL THUG 
3972, SAWTOOTH 3944, NIKALA 3443, WILL THUG 3971, GEORGE THUG 3974, and BUCK FEVER 
3980.

                 FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY XLI

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MANWE SULIMO 3338 (49-22-0)            4  3  0         SONG OF ILUVATAR     

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CAPTAIN CAVEMAN 3753 (36-6-0)         12  3  0         LAFFALYMPICS         

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TOE 3896 (16-1-1)                      4  3  0         GET                  
DALE 3112 (17-3-2)                     0  3  0         RESCUE RANGERS       

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
NALENTHU 3909 (2-2-0)                  6  3  0         PHILANTHROPISTS      
VESTIGIAL TAIL 3934 (7-0-0)            6  3  0         EVILUTION            
CIRITH UNGOL 3842 (6-4-0)              5  3  0         BLACKENED PRIDE      
BURST APPENDIX 3935 (6-1-0)            4  3  0         EVILUTION            
MEABEER 3899 (4-3-0)                   1  3  0         GET                  

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BARAD-DUR 3832 (1-0-0)                 2  3  0         BLACKENED PRIDE      

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GOURRY GABRIEV 3958 (0-0-0)            2  3  0         ANIMATED LEGION      
BACK 3949 (0-0-0)                      1  3  0         GET                  
JUST UEKI TYLOR 3961 (0-0-0)           1  3  0         ANIMATED LEGION      
PRISS ASAGIRI 3959 (0-0-0)             1  3  0         ANIMATED LEGION      
RYOGA 3960 (0-0-0)                     1  3  0  DEAD   ANIMATED LEGION      
ZIPPER 3947 (0-0-0)                    0  3  0         RESCUE RANGERS