DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/12/2006    Duedate: 06/24/2006

VALAMANTIS ARENA

DM-62    TURN-386

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

HOLLY MACKEREL
FISH MONGERS (406)
(62-3951) [16-3-0,177]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HOLLY MACKEREL                 POSITION IS EMPTY
FISH MONGERS (406)             
(62-3951) [16-3-0,177]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CRANKY                         CHAOTIC THREAT
CHAOS ENFORCERS (286)          CHAOS ENFORCERS (286)
(62-2780) [16-14-2,93]         (62-3039) [11-12-2,51]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. RIO VISTANS (348)           32
2. FISH MONGERS (406)          27      THE BEARS (268)
3. MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)         22      Unchartered Team
4. MASTERS OF RAGE (301)        7
5. PHILANTHROPISTS (429)        7      PHILANTHROPISTS (429)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 8*PHILANTHROPISTS (429)      4   3  0 57.1   1/ 3 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)       9  6 0
 2- 3 LEGION OF LEGEND (409)    26  22  1 54.2   2/ 2 FISH MONGERS (406)        8  7 0
 3/ 4 THE BEARS (268)          322 273 26 54.1   3/ 7 RIO VISTANS (348)         6  4 1
 4/ 6 FISH MONGERS (406)        43  38  0 53.1   4/ 6*ALL ABOUT BASHERS (433)   6  6 0
 5/ 5 MIDGETS (356)             70  62  2 53.0   5/ 4 CHAOS ENFORCERS (286)     6  9 0
 6/ 7 RIO VISTANS (348)        130 125 10 51.0   6/ 5 MASTERS OF RAGE (301)     6  9 0
 7/ 1*ALL ABOUT BASHERS (433)    6   6  0 50.0   7- 1 LEGION OF LEGEND (409)    3  2 0
 8/ 9 THE DARK SIDE II (432)    23  25  3 47.9   8/11*PHILANTHROPISTS (429)     2  1 0
 9/10 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)      148 170  4 46.5   9/ 9 THE DARK SIDE II (432)    2  1 0
10/11 CHAOS ENFORCERS (286)     95 126 10 43.0  10/ 8 THE BEARS (268)           1  1 0
11/12 MASTERS OF RAGE (301)     46  80  5 36.5  11/10 MIDGETS (356)             1  2 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.

Well, I only have one more turn and then I have to take a rest.  Can't graduate too
early you know.  Rice Cake honey--7 minutes.  You should be darn proud (TeeHee) much
better than that Jeffro. -- Holly Mackeral

                                      SPY REPORT

     Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, 
I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again!  The boys at LEGION OF LEGEND left the arena 
dejected, after being kicked out of the top spot by MIDDLE WAY 10.  Good show!  Those 
betting on LEGION OF LEGEND lost their shirt, as LEGION OF LEGEND lost their fighting 
abilities:  0-0-0.  Nothing works for a team like victory (How's that for a 
perceptive observation?) as RIO VISTANS can attest...  Practice pays for BUZZ, who 
pummelled XAVIER, to pocket 16 points.  Win some, lose some.  Speaking of which, BUZZ 
was winsome, after beating XAVIER and seeing him lose 13 points.  Duelmaster HOLLY 
MACKEREL from FISH MONGERS is going for the gold, as she challenged CHAOS ENFORCERS' 
CRANKY.  Ooh, the excitement!  HOLLY MACKEREL successfully staved off a grab for the 
roses by CRANKY of CHAOS ENFORCERS.  Does VALAMANTIS have no one talented enough to 
dethrone her?  So who was the warrior seen charging into immovable walls and 
challenging dead trees?  Someone's got a basic problem...   
     A Zenmaster once told me, 'Does not the spinning wheel turn?  And do not the 
little birds cry out?'  Any ideas?  Like a horde of jackals fleeing from the lion, so 
did the "warriors" in VALAMANTIS avoid MASTERS OF RAGE.  As a woman of good breeding 
scorns the "warriors" of THE DARK SIDE II, so did that sorry team shy from MASTERS OF 
RAGE Everyone is famous for fifteen minutes, and CRANKY is it right now.  Most 
challenged warrior.  Isn't CHAOS ENFORCERS proud!  Take heed VALAMANTIS, of the 
unprincipled action of KUNG POW.  By challenging ERFIN GORAM, 18 points below him, 
KUNG POW besmirches the noble art of dueling.  Warriors of VALAMANTIS!  Do you wish 
your reputations tainted by the base challenge of KUNG POW?  Call 'im brash!  Call 
'im brassy!  Call 'im brave!  Call 'im sassy!  FLINT will face GREAT WEAPON CHOICE, 
up by 27.  Aaaah, just call 'im dead meat.  It's not whether you win or lose, but how 
many points you get (1).  Right, FLINT?   
     Ah, the duel!  The roar of the oppenent, the smell of the crowd!  Ask not for 
whom the sword slashes; it slashes for thee.   
     All good things must come to an end.  Keep those sands bloody and the buzzards 
fat!  Can anything compare to the pleasure of writing Spyreports for VALAMANTIS?  On 
that giddy note I take my leave-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOLLY MACKEREL 3951          16   3  0   177       FISH MONGERS (406)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RICE KAKE 3256               19   3  0    99       CHAOS ENFORCERS (286)
 CRANKY 2780                  16  14  2    93       CHAOS ENFORCERS (286)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JEFFRO 3410                  23  15  0    90       RIO VISTANS (348)
 SQUINTS 3601                 11  11  3    90       RIO VISTANS (348)
 ALBACORE TUNER 3954          13   5  0    87       FISH MONGERS (406)
-ZEUS 4010                     9   1  0    85       LEGION OF LEGEND (409)
-TYRION 3764                   8   1  0    81       MIDGETS (356)
 BUZZ 3809                     6   1  0    80       RIO VISTANS (348)
 GOOD BEAR 4200               11   3  0    78       THE BEARS (268)
-JOE C 3331                   12  10  0    74       MIDGETS (356)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BALI DARRAS 4221             11  11  0    64       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
 DANA FRISS 4230               9   7  0    63       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
 KUNG POW 4269                 8   3  0    60       THE DARK SIDE II (432)
 VALAMOND JR. 3298             7   4  1    60       MASTERS OF RAGE (301)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 XAVIER 3265                   9   6  2    59       MASTERS OF RAGE (301)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHAOTIC THREAT 3039          11  12  2    51       CHAOS ENFORCERS (286)
 CHIA EDEL 4219               12  10  0    50       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
 BERTHA 2867                   9  12  1    50       MASTERS OF RAGE (301)
 CASSANDRA 2838                8  17  0    41       MASTERS OF RAGE (301)
-TATTOO 3334                   9  11  1    39       MIDGETS (356)
 ERFIN GORAM 4220              8  14  0    38       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
 TROGLIN 4233                  4   3  0    35       PHILANTHROPISTS (429)
 GREAT WEAPON CHOICE 4276      3   0  0    35       ALL ABOUT BASHERS (433)
 DARK MINISTER 3283            9   7  0    34       CHAOS ENFORCERS (286)
 T.R. 4249                     4   2  0    34       RIO VISTANS (348)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-EBOLA 4268                    3   5  1    32       THE DARK SIDE II (432)
 FINILLA HARS 4246             4   4  0    29       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
 MARTAVIUS 3612                5   5  0    26       MASTERS OF RAGE (301)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BARBUS JAE 4270               2   1  0    22       FISH MONGERS (406)
-ARES 4237                     4   3  0    21       LEGION OF LEGEND (409)
 RAZORFISH 4094                2   1  0    20       FISH MONGERS (406)
-YOU OWE ME 1 DOLLAR 4272      2   0  0    20       ALL ABOUT BASHERS (433)
-IXION 4238                    2   0  0    19       LEGION OF LEGEND (409)
-WHO CARES 4262                3   1  0    14       THE DARK SIDE II (432)
 SPECIAL K 4256                2   3  0     9       CHAOS ENFORCERS (286)
 CHUCK 4281                    1   0  0     9       RIO VISTANS (348)
-LOOSEY 4258                   1   3  0     6       THE DARK SIDE II (432)
 GOLD MINE 4259                0   2  0     6       THE DARK SIDE II (432)
 FLINT 4255                    1   2  0     5       MIDGETS (356)
 MY FAVORITE STYLE 4275        1   1  0     5       ALL ABOUT BASHERS (433)
 KING KRAB 4271                0   3  0     3       FISH MONGERS (406)
-SON OF BUTCH 4280             0   1  0     1       ALL ABOUT BASHERS (433)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
M. CHARDINEE 14        0  1 0   1                   SQUINTS 3601          386 NONE    
AFRAID TO BASH 4287    0  1 0 ALL ABOUT BASHERS 433 BLACK ORC 20          386 NONE    
HONEY NUTS 4218        3  4 1 THE BEARS 268         MISTRESS SITALVA 23   386 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Cranky -- OOOHHHH!  Nine minutes you lasted this time.  You have been practicing! --
Albacore Tuner

Nuln -- Can't make a team if they are all DA bait, Aye? -- Ghoti

PAAAUUULLYYYY?! -- Where ARE YOUUUUUUUUU?  (TeeHee) -- Your Adoring Holly Mackeral

Son of Butch -- Yeah Right, buddy!  I'm ahead of you (this turn). -- King Krab

Dana Friss -- I ain't lookin for a date.  I just want a fling, ok? -- Xavier

Bali Darras -- I smack you down twice, then you beat me once, and suddenly I am a
squirt that needs more experience?  I am not sure where your logic comes from, but
you are not nearly good enough to talk like that. -- Valamond Jr.

Nuln -- Welcome to Valamantis and happy bashing! -- Valamond

Pauly -- This is not a good time for you and your warriors to take a vacation.  The
Sinful Sisters are about to make their return. -- Valamond

The Scribe -- The man behind the curtain over at the Chaos Enforcers stable goes by
the name of Lord Chaos.  He is a bit shy about introducing himself sometimes, so I
thought I'd take the liberty of doing it for him. -- Valamond

     I've got him on my list now.  Thank you. -- The Saint, keeper of lists

All -- I feel that I should be saying more, but the lack of activity in the arena
this turn has me at a loss for words. -- Valamond

Wow, they really don't process for negative accounts.  Well, I guess extremely
negative accounts is a more accurate term. -- Pauly, now sporting a positive account.
YEAH!

Dark Minister -- Ah!  I knew it would work if I paid the Arenamistress, and I did,
and now I have a winning record.  For the brief period it lasts, I intend to savor it
to the max. -- Bali Darras
P.S.  You didn't DIE, so why didn't you learn anything?  I had lots to teach.
P.P.S.  Uh, maybe not lots you'd want to know, but you could have ASKED.

Special K -- Yes, well, *I* knew I could do it, too. -- Finilla Hars
P.S.  So, how are you special?

Cassandra -- Ah, profitable for both of us, plus, *I* got the "you're the winner so
all your injuries vanish as if they never were" effect.  Which is a weird one, but
I'm not knocking it. -- Chia Edel
P.S.  I'm surprised you weren't wearing more armor?

Valamond Jr. -- Ha!  A lot YOU know about it.  Geraniums wither and die at my very
APPROACH, and what happens to Boston ferns would curl your liver. -- Erfin Goram
P.S.  Unfortunately, you're not a houseplant.

Martavius -- Oh, hey, leaping deadly force!  Gotta love it, even when my aim is
rotten. -- Dana Friss
P.S.  I don't care for kidneys, you see.  Very yucky.  A heart or even a liver, sure,
but not the kidneys.

Ghoti -- There's an avoidance system here?  We of the Middle Way, in our typical
slothful fashion, do not make use of that (or most other) management tools.  Sorry.
-- Nick, Middle Way

6 June 2006
To those involved, no, I have not abandoned your stories.  But I've been letting them
drift, and that has to stop, so I am taking the time to make sure that I know where
they are going, more than just "what happens next" dreamed up on the fly, before
resuming work on them.  No new stories will be started until at least one of the old
ones has concluded, for the same reason:  quantity can't substitute for quality.
Your patience in this matter is appreciated. -- the Scribe

20 June 2006
Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire
Our newest Dark Knight disrespected?!?!?!  ARE THEY SERIOUS?!?!  If at all possible,
let's get over to 31.  I'm on the way.  Let's get 'em. -- Dark Knight Osiris

26 June 2006
To those interested, G.E.C.K.O., Inc, is looking for able-bodied warriors to embark
on a dangerous mission.  Those interested (or for more details) diplo me at:
Juice, DM 93, mgr. Arena Masters, Inc -- Juice

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

HONEY NUTS was butchered by MISTRESS SITALVA in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
AFRAID TO BASH was slaughtered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
HOLLY MACKEREL demolished CRANKY in a 1 minute bloody uneven Challenge Title fight.
ALBACORE TUNER was outwaited by RICE KAKE in a 26 minute veteran's Challenge fight.
BUZZ devastated XAVIER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
T.R. was devastated by DANA FRISS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
KUNG POW handily defeated ERFIN GORAM in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
MY FAVORITE STYLE was vanquished by TROGLIN in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
FLINT was vanquished by GREAT WEAPON CHOICE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
GOOD BEAR defeated BALI DARRAS in a action packed 1 minute veteran's fight.
SQUINTS executed M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute brutal one-sided fight.
JEFFRO outwaited CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a monotonous 9 minute mismatched conflict.
BERTHA demolished DARK MINISTER in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
CHAOTIC THREAT viciously subdued MARTAVIUS in a popular 2 minute gruesome conflict.
VALAMOND JR. overpowered CAPTURED ORC in a action packed 1 minute uneven struggle.
CASSANDRA was bested by CHIA EDEL in a 3 minute master's brawl.
FINILLA HARS overpowered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
SPECIAL K was overpowered by RAZORFISH in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
GOLD MINE was defeated by CHUCK in a crowd pleasing 1 minute amateur's conflict.
BARBUS JAE overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute uneven fight.
KING KRAB was demolished by EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute uneven bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  7         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         SLASHING ATTACK   30 -  17 -  1      64  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  6         PARRY-LUNGE       11 -   7 -  0      61  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         WALL OF STEEL     16 -  13 -  0      55  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY       22 -  21 -  0      51  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         LUNGING ATTACK    25 -  24 -  1      51  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         STRIKING ATTACK   23 -  25 -  1      48  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         AIMED BLOW         8 -   9 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -  12 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK    13 -  18 -  0      42  |

Turn 386 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     TOTAL PARRY        2 -  3         3  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  5         3  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    4 -  2     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  3                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      HOLLY MACKEREL 3951        16   3  0  177 FISH MONGERS (406)
TOTAL PARRY      RICE KAKE 3256             19   3  0   99 CHAOS ENFORCERS (286)
BASHING ATTACK   CRANKY 2780                16  14  2   93 CHAOS ENFORCERS (286)
STRIKING ATTACK  BUZZ 3809                   6   1  0   80 RIO VISTANS (348)
SLASHING ATTACK  GOOD BEAR 4200             11   3  0   78 THE BEARS (268)
WALL OF STEEL    DANA FRISS 4230             9   7  0   63 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
LUNGING ATTACK   VALAMOND JR. 3298           7   4  1   60 MASTERS OF RAGE (301)
AIMED BLOW       CHIA EDEL 4219             12  10  0   50 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
The overall popularity leader is CRANKY 2780.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
CHAOTIC THREAT 3039.  The ten other most popular fighters were CHIA EDEL 4219, 
VALAMOND JR. 3298, HOLLY MACKEREL 3951, DANA FRISS 4230, GREAT WEAPON CHOICE 4276, 
GOOD BEAR 4200, FINILLA HARS 4246, CHUCK 4281, BUZZ 3809, and KUNG POW 4269.

The least popular fighter this week was ALBACORE TUNER 3954.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were RICE KAKE 3256, JEFFRO 3410, KING KRAB 4271, SPECIAL K 4256, 
DARK MINISTER 3283, MY FAVORITE STYLE 4275, T.R. 4249, XAVIER 3265, CRANKY 2780, and 
AFRAID TO BASH 4287.