DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/05/2005    Duedate: 09/17/2005

VALAMANTIS ARENA

DM-62    TURN-366

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DOC FELLE
MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
(62-4139) [19-25-1,83]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DOC FELLE                      POSITION IS EMPTY
MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)            
(62-4139) [19-25-1,83]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DOC FELLE                      DOC FELLE
MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)            MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
(62-4139) [19-25-1,83]         (62-4139) [19-25-1,83]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)         28
2. THE BEARS (268)              0      DEVIL'S MAYHEM (421)
3. CHURCH OF HAWKWIND (427)     0      Unchartered Team
4. THE DAMNED II (423)          0
5. DEVIL'S MAYHEM (421)        -4      IMAGINATES (171)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0 DEVIL'S MAYHEM (421)      45  24  1 65.2   1- 1 THE BEARS (268)           6  2 2
 2- 2*CHURCH OF HAWKWIND (427)   6   5  0 54.5   2/ 2 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)       4  9 0
 3- 3 THE BEARS (268)          303 262 24 53.6   3- 3*CHURCH OF HAWKWIND (427)  2  0 0
 4/ 5 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)      101 117  4 46.3   4/ 0 DEVIL'S MAYHEM (421)      2  3 0
 5- 6*THE DAMNED II (423)        3   5  0 37.5   5- 6*THE DAMNED II (423)       1  0 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

              + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Nightfall #2 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Osksi:

     From the top of the Tower of Rule, Lord Medan, First Lord of Osksi, could see
the harbor city's harbor.  Or he could have seen it, if the fog hadn't been so heavy.
He regretted that, because seeing the harbor gave him a great deal of satisfaction.
Since the treaty with Sunset, Osksi's shipping had been strong.  Very strong.
Stronger than ever, stronger than Mordant's shipping out of Valamantis, or the
Andorian shipping out of Ardivent and Amen-Tei.
     He paused in his thoughts as the foghorn blasted the silence into shards.
Another foghorn bellowed into the echo of the first, setting up strange overtones.
Damn the fog, anyway!  It was--
     Another foghorn?  There was no second--
     The intruding horn blared again, shattering the fog.  Medan actually saw
fragments of cloud whirl away.  In the clear space left behind, he could see a tower
where there had been no tower before, nor any island it could rest on, in a position
to dominate Osksi's harbor.

              + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Nightfall #3 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Valamantis:

     Tensekai, the Silver Mage of Valamantis, clenched his teeth and put his hands
behind his back for a few moments.  Good self-control, Arenamistress Sitalva noted,
since his first impulse had obviously been to hurl the crystal ball out a window.  No
doubt a mage needed self-control in his business as much as she did in hers, but many
seemed to lack it.  Irresponsible, impulse-ridden creatures.
     "Well?" she said.
     "The Transelites are fools!"
     "The magicians there were not helpful?"
     "They wanted to know what *I* was doing to bring this on!  Idiots!"
     Sitalva laughed.  "In their place, wouldn't you have wondered the same?  DIDN'T
you wonder the same?"
     He shrugged but had the grace to look shame-faced at that.  "I did wonder," he
said.  "Their techniques are so...heedless.  As though they figure being on an island
will protect THEM from consequences."
     "Still, you have learned something."
     He raised a skeptical eyebrow.
     "That the problem did not originate on Transel.  And that it, they--the towers--
have acted to dominate the entire bay.  Here, Osksi, Transel, all the other island
kingdoms clear around to Kaltos."
     "We haven't heard from Ardivent," Tensekai said.  "If we don't hear soon, Uvalie
will blame the Andorians for this, I know she will."
     "I thought her uncle was recovering?"
     "In retirement.  And this is NOT the work of the Andorians.  Gods know they can
be as foolish as anybody, but there is an extra-dimensional force at work here."
     "I must take your word for that," Sitalva said.  She stood.  "So.  What do we DO
now?"
     "Eh?"
     "Do.  What action do we take?  How do we combat this menace to all the bayside
peoples?"
     The Silver Mage blinked.  "Ah...we need to study--"
     "TENSEKAI!  We need to ACT."
     "But we don't know enough!"
     "Better to take a wrong action than none at all," she said.  "We'll have a panic
soon enough if we don't--as well as an economic crisis due to the interference with
shipping.  Give people a chance to take action, and they'll stand firm.  If they
can't see any action to take...."  She shrugged.  "That way lies disaster.  Which I
am sure that Shanmarrik knows.  If you can't suggest some action, he'll find one."

                                      SPY REPORT

     Ready for some action-packed adventure, some thrills, chills and spills?  Well 
fergit it, cause this is the Spyreport for VALAMANTIS.  Too bad, THE BEARS, but 
MIDDLE WAY 10 was just too good to be stopped.  MVP award for INFERNO SERPENT?  
DEVIL'S MAYHEM's proud of her after beating EB GOLLU and getting 20 points.  Talk 
about yer big time losers!  HELL STORM got smashed by KUNG-FU MASTER, and lost 23 
points!  What a putz!  RELENTLESS fights so hard to be Duelmaster, then quits 
fighting and loses the title.  No one said she was a genius...  And I was just 
getting used to the ex-Duelmaster's habit of...(!)  Oh well, welcome DOC FELLE.  
Aren't MIDDLE WAY 10 proud.  (Oh, my.) Who was the wiseguy that said VALAMANTIS' 
Duelmaster was paying for drinks at Doom's Dome?  Don't look at me!   
     So just why would someone becomes a warrior anyway?  It can't be for these 
really neat Spyreports can it?  The warriors of THE BEARS must be getting lonely.  
They were the most avoided team.  Do you guys know something that I don't?  I don't 
know what DEVIL'S MAYHEM's been doing.  They certainly haven't been accepting many 
fights from THE BEARS, that's fer sher.   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All VALAMANTIS ever talks about is fighting!  
Me, I'm more laid back.  What if they had a fight and nobody showed up?  I'd be out 
of a job, that's what!!!   
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I'm getting tired of writing this stuff, so I'm calling it quits.  Its been 
really albendranius!  Later, guys-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DOC FELLE 4139               19  25  1    83       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RELENTLESS 4148              11   7  2    92       THE BEARS (268)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HELL STORM 4147               9   3  0    72       DEVIL'S MAYHEM (421)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EB GOLLU 4138                11  33  0    66       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
 INFERNO SERPENT 4162          8   3  0    66       DEVIL'S MAYHEM (421)
 COLOSSUS'S FIRE 4164          6   3  0    61       DEVIL'S MAYHEM (421)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAJJ'IL THAN'NI 4160          8   4  0    41       DEVIL'S MAYHEM (421)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DODGE'EM DUDE 4210            4   0  0    24       CHURCH OF HAWKWIND (427)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHIA EDEL 4219                2   0  0    23       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
 BALI DARRAS 4221              1   1  0    17       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
-GOOD BEAR 4200                1   1  0    16       THE BEARS (268)
-LAN NAMDRAGORAN 4167          1   0  0    15       THE DAMNED II (423)
-TAR PIT 4217                  1   0  0    13       THE BEARS (268)
 ENSLAVED ANGEL 4178           3   2  0    12       DEVIL'S MAYHEM (421)
-JACK OF SHADOWS 4211          2   2  0    10       CHURCH OF HAWKWIND (427)
-LYNN THAO 4190                1   0  0    10       THE DAMNED II (423)
-ANGEL DUST 4191               1   1  0     7       THE DAMNED II (423)
 ERFIN GORAM 4220              0   2  0     2       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
-SIR MARIUS 4169               0   1  0     1       THE DAMNED II (423)
-HASSAN I SAHBA 4212           0   1  0     1       CHURCH OF HAWKWIND (427)
-PSYCHEDELIC WARLORD 4209      0   1  0     1       CHURCH OF HAWKWIND (427)
-CANDY FLOSS COWBOY 4213       0   1  0     1       CHURCH OF HAWKWIND (427)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
ALTA CHESS 4137       18 24 0 MIDDLE WAY 10 420     RELENTLESS 4148       364         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Train Wreck -- I am so glad to see the last of you!  You've wrecked us at crossing,

you've wrecked us in the stations, you've wrecked us out on the line, and we've had
enough of it.  Enjoy your trip to the Isle, and may you jump the tracks when passing
through Khalhums Pass and smash your wheels. -- Doc Felle

Wow!  The Ambitious Guard's been practicing! -- Eb Gollu

Angel Dust -- (sneezing violently)  Cad you ged a dusder id here? -- Erfin Goram

Jack of Shadows -- Ah, tough guy, hmm?  Well, why not?  Just don't come at me like
that again, okay?  I'm very sensitive there. -- Bali Darras

Ah, if the Embezzling Scribe weren't Rirorni, I would buy him a drink for the
pleasure it gave me to win my first match. -- Chia Edel

All -- I'm back!  Don't know for how long but hope to cross swords with you guys. --
Buddy Lee

Nick -- Did I miss something?  What happened to the team?  Where's Bensi, Alta and
Darima? -- Buddy Lee

Church of Hawkwind -- Welcome!  I am Buddy Lee.  I used to run amuck here, but now I
figure I might as well try to get some of my guys graduated.  Stick around, the
atmosphere is friendly enough. -- Buddy Lee, mgr. Devil's Mayhem (421)
P.S.  What's your manager's name?

Erfin Goram -- I did not send Angel Dust to fight; guess he was bored. -- Liam the
Goth

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

HELL STORM was devastated by KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
DOC FELLE savagely defeated COLOSSUS'S FIRE in a 2 minute gory one-sided Title melee.
EB GOLLU was vanquished by INFERNO SERPENT in a popular 1 minute mismatched brawl.
HAJJ'IL THAN'NI was narrowly defeated by THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 6 minute 
BALI DARRAS vanquished PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
ENSLAVED ANGEL beat ERFIN GORAM in a 2 minute amateur's brawl.
CHIA EDEL overpowered MORDANT DESERTER 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|
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         AIMED BLOW         2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY        9 -   3 -  0      75  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         STRIKING ATTACK    6 -   3 -  0      67  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    21 -  14 -  3      60  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -  10 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   7 -  0      36  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   8 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 366 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         1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  BASHING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  HELL STORM 4147             9   3  0   72 DEVIL'S MAYHEM (421)
LUNGING ATTACK   INFERNO SERPENT 4162        8   3  0   66 DEVIL'S MAYHEM (421)
PARRY-LUNGE      COLOSSUS'S FIRE 4164        6   3  0   61 DEVIL'S MAYHEM (421)
WALL OF STEEL    HAJJ'IL THAN'NI 4160        8   4  0   41 DEVIL'S MAYHEM (421)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DOC FELLE 4139.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was DOC FELLE 4139.  The ten other most popular fighters were INFERNO SERPENT 4162, 
HAJJ'IL THAN'NI 4160, BALI DARRAS 4221, ERFIN GORAM 4220, COLOSSUS'S FIRE 4164, 
ENSLAVED ANGEL 4178, HELL STORM 4147, EB GOLLU 4138, CHIA EDEL 4219, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was CHIA EDEL 4219.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were EB GOLLU 4138, HELL STORM 4147, ENSLAVED ANGEL 4178, COLOSSUS'S FIRE 
4164, ERFIN GORAM 4220, BALI DARRAS 4221, HAJJ'IL THAN'NI 4160, INFERNO SERPENT 4162, 
DOC FELLE 4139, and  0.