DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/04/2004    Duedate: 10/16/2004

VALAMANTIS ARENA

DM-62    TURN-342

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TRAIN
PUBLIC TRANSIT (418)
(62-4114) [9-5-1,112]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TRAIN                          CELESTIAL FURY
PUBLIC TRANSIT (418)           DEVIL'S MAYHEM (421)
(62-4114) [9-5-1,112]          (62-4143) [7-1-0,57]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ALTA CHESS                     BENSI DURN
MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)            MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
(62-4137) [10-10-0,46]         (62-4141) [12-8-0,54]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DEVIL'S MAYHEM (421)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. PUBLIC TRANSIT (418)        24
2. MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)         16      PUBLIC TRANSIT (418)
3. THE BEARS (268)              0      Unchartered Team
4. SRETSAMLEUD (407)            0
5. DEVIL'S MAYHEM (421)        -2      DEVIL'S MAYHEM (421)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*DEVIL'S MAYHEM (421)      19   7  1 73.1   1/ 1*DEVIL'S MAYHEM (421)      7  2 0
 2/ 2 PUBLIC TRANSIT (418)      18  10  2 64.3   2/ 3 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)       5 10 0
 3- 3 SRETSAMLEUD (407)         82  59  7 58.2   3/ 4 PUBLIC TRANSIT (418)      4  2 0
 4- 4 THE BEARS (268)          274 230 19 54.4   4- 2 SRETSAMLEUD (407)         2  2 0
 5- 5 FISH MONGERS (406)        32  28  0 53.3   5- 5 THE BEARS (268)           0  3 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.

Holly didn't show up and so here I am again taking claim to the throne of Valamantis.
It almost seems a shame that all the real contenders are inactive, but I'll accept
this gift with grace and thank Chip for a great fight.  The ironic part is that Bus
is far better on the sands than I am.  Yet for some reason the warriors who fight
against me are willing to meet me head on, standing right in the middle of my tracks.

I guess Valamantis doesn't send its best and brightest to the sands, or I'd be lucky
to be 5-8.  The bus can even change its routine, but the law practically requires it
to give reasonable notice before it does such a dramatic thing.  I on the other hand,
am old school.  One way, always, without any deviation from my path.

Assur wants me to go to the Isle, but I've heard it is a pretty small place.  Who'd
have need of a train on a small little island?

-- Train

                                      SPY REPORT

     You elder fighters surely remember me.  The younger ones may call me Olaf 
Modeen.  I return to VALAMANTIS once again!  What's with BUS?  He actually beat 
DEVIL'S MAYHEM's CELESTIAL FURY, and walked away with 16 more points from the fight.  
Laughs were big at PUBLIC TRANSIT while they watched BUS clobber CELESTIAL FURY.  He 
lost 10 points and got bruised from objects thrown from the stands.  Try as he might, 
CHIP ENSER wasn't good enough at persuading TRAIN to step down from the Duelmaster's 
throne...  I suppose you want to hear some rumors and dirty gossip about your fellow 
fighters?  Tough!   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.  The 
most avoided team was FISH MONGERS.  In my day, no team with a 32-28-0 would scare me 
off!  What's the problem, PUBLIC TRANSIT?  How well I know the feeling of being the 
most challenged warrior, CELESTIAL FURY!  Don't make idle boasts, they may come back 
to haunt you.   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  Many a warrior has met his fate in a hungover 
stupor.  You young rapscallions, take note!   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  Are 
you as tired of reading this as I am of writing it?  Actually, I guess I'm writing it 
before you read it.  Oh, well.  I don't want to overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TRAIN 4114                    9   5  1   112       PUBLIC TRANSIT (418)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HOLLY MACKEREL 3951          11   3  0   112       FISH MONGERS (406)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ALBACORE TUNER 3954          11   2  0    89       FISH MONGERS (406)
-BET OR NOT DIE 3981          15  11  2    84       SRETSAMLEUD (407)
 BUS 4115                      9   5  1    82       PUBLIC TRANSIT (418)
 CHIP ENSER 4140              11   9  1    78       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
-CRYSALIS 3980                21   9  3    75       SRETSAMLEUD (407)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CELESTIAL FURY 4143           7   1  0    57       DEVIL'S MAYHEM (421)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BENSI DURN 4141              12   8  0    54       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
 DOC FELLE 4139               10  10  1    47       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
 ALTA CHESS 4137              10  10  0    46       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
-HELL STORM 4147               4   0  0    40       DEVIL'S MAYHEM (421)
-DIED 4151                     3   0  0    38       SRETSAMLEUD (407)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EB GOLLU 4138                 6  14  0    37       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAJJ'IL THAN'NI 4160          3   0  0    27       DEVIL'S MAYHEM (421)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TRAIN WRECK 4121              2   1  0    19       THE BEARS (268)
-KING SAMMON 3955              4   6  0    18       FISH MONGERS (406)
-TSO 4152                      2   0  0    17       SRETSAMLEUD (407)
 INFERNO SERPENT 4162          2   0  0    17       DEVIL'S MAYHEM (421)
-DEAD 4150                     2   1  0     7       SRETSAMLEUD (407)
-RELENTLESS 4148               0   1  0     5       THE BEARS (268)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
TRANSEL'S BUM 4145     2  2 1 DEVIL'S MAYHEM 421    CRYSALIS 3980         339         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Celestial Fury -- Time to see what you're made of! -- Bus

Alta Chess -- If only it was just singing.  I saw one of the fans do a little Jig
last turn! -- Assur

Holly -- My personal ad to you last turn got lost, but gist was that you won, fair
and square and deserved the DM spot!  Hope you don't mind me putting my station stop
on the throne while you're inactive! -- Train

General Feadagnor -- Commander of the 1st Army of Ahringol, the Vanguard.  The
Folstrom Castle on the border has been destroyed.  All Folstrom have been dispatched.
(grin)  My forces are moving in to the Independent Nations and will be encamped south
of Morya in hopes of engaging Khaldren's forces.  Sir Rhawn d'Ilchant and his Dark
Paladins have been sent to Sunset with Pestilence in command.  I have the floating
citadel Ad'nydarkk returning to you with prisoners.  Will inform you of outcome in
the coming weeks. -- Liam the Goth, Commanding General of the 5th Army of Ahringol,
the Damned

Train -- Well, Alta likes you, so I have to be polite.  She'd beat me up, otherwise.
But I do NOT understand what she sees in you!  All the drawbacks of a restricted
route, the smoke and cinders, and Fred Harvey is NOT serving in your dining cars.  So
why bother? -- Chip Enser

Bus -- (cough)  That diesel exhaust!  (cough)  I just can't handle it.  I think
(cough) maybe I'd better stick with horses, or even shank's mare. -- Alta Chess
P.S.  Nothing personal.
P.P.S.  For local travel.  I promised Train I'd go with him for visits to other
cities.

Celestial Fury -- We've had it here.  Rain, lightning, thunder, lightning VERY CLOSE,
and a lot more rain....  Calm down, okay?  Maybe it'll be reverse contagious, you
know, as below, so above?  Worth a try. -- Doc Felle

Dangerous Criminal?  I should say SO!  And why, pray tell, are we importing Fratsfan
criminals?  Don't we have enough honest Delarquan Kannar criminals?  Hmm.  Is he an
escaped Fratsfan Slave?  Scary, if true, since an escaped slave might be particularly
incorrigible. -- Bensi Durn, beginning to worry about this

I say let the Merchant go ahead and CHARGE his userous interest.  Nobody has to
borrow from him, do they?  Whatever happened to remaining solvent? -- Eb Gollu

Celestial Fury -- Helms are supposed to be ugly.  It's in the arena's contract with
the local armorer.  As for MY looks, well, drop by the guildhouse and decide for
yourself.  I can't judge 'em. -- Alta Chess

Celestial Fury -- Me?  What did *I* do?  I'm not a dangerous criminal.  Honest! --
Doc Felle

Buddy Lee -- In an arena this size, who else IS there to challenge?  We take no
offense at the situation.  Small Arena Syndrome is depressingly common these days.
We're used to it. -- Nick, Middle Way

20 September 2004
Azereth has returned!  I am the manager for Scarlet Blades in DM 25.  I was a member
of the Crimson Alliance and the Crimson Brotherhood (which was composed of former CA
members).  I've been out of the game for many (at least 5) years.  I would like to
hear from anyone who remembers me, as well as any Alliance that is seeking to add
experienced managers to their roster.  Contact me at:
     Anthony Wells
     600 W. Shore Dr.
     Stanton, MI  48888
or by personal ads in DM 25.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BUS devastated CELESTIAL FURY in a action packed 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
TRAIN demolished CHIP ENSER in a 1 minute one-sided Title melee.
EB GOLLU was defeated by AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute duel.
DOC FELLE devastated FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
ALTA CHESS savagely defeated CAPTURED ORC in a 2 minute master vs. amateur match.
BENSI DURN narrowly defeated DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a exciting 3 minute struggle.
INFERNO SERPENT overcame PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute beginner's fight.
HAJJ'IL THAN'NI vanquished CONVICTED THIEF in a crowd boring 2 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         AIMED BLOW         2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   16 -   8 -  1      67  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK    27 -  19 -  2      59  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   6 -  1      54  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK    16 -  17 -  0      48  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         TOTAL PARRY        6 -   8 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   9 -  0      25  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 342 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   TRAIN 4114                  9   5  1  112 PUBLIC TRANSIT (418)
LUNGING ATTACK   CHIP ENSER 4140            11   9  1   78 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
STRIKING ATTACK  CELESTIAL FURY 4143         7   1  0   57 DEVIL'S MAYHEM (421)
TOTAL PARRY      BENSI DURN 4141            12   8  0   54 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ALTA CHESS 4137.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was BENSI DURN 4141.  The ten other most popular fighters were ALTA CHESS 4137, BUS 
4115, TRAIN 4114, DOC FELLE 4139, INFERNO SERPENT 4162, CELESTIAL FURY 4143, CHIP 
ENSER 4140, EB GOLLU 4138, HAJJ'IL THAN'NI 4160, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was HAJJ'IL THAN'NI 4160.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were EB GOLLU 4138, CHIP ENSER 4140, CELESTIAL FURY 4143, INFERNO 
SERPENT 4162, DOC FELLE 4139, TRAIN 4114, BUS 4115, ALTA CHESS 4137, BENSI DURN 4141, 
and  0.