DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/10/2006    Duedate: 07/22/2006

VALAMANTIS ARENA

DM-62    TURN-387

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SQUINTS
RIO VISTANS (348)
(62-3601) [12-11-3,96]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SQUINTS                        TROGLIN
RIO VISTANS (348)              PHILANTHROPISTS (429)
(62-3601) [12-11-3,96]         (62-4233) [4-4-0,32]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SQUINTS                        FINILLA HARS
RIO VISTANS (348)              MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
(62-3601) [12-11-3,96]         (62-4246) [4-5-0,31]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

FISH MONGERS (406)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. AS SEEN ON TV (361)         52
2. RIO VISTANS (348)           23      FISH MONGERS (406)
3. FISH MONGERS (406)          22      Unchartered Team
4. LEGION OF LEGEND (409)       0
5. MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)          0      PHILANTHROPISTS (429)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 2 LEGION OF LEGEND (409)    26  22  1 54.2   1/ 2 FISH MONGERS (406)        9  5 0
 2- 3 THE BEARS (268)          322 273 26 54.1   2/ 1 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)       9  6 0
 3/ 4 FISH MONGERS (406)        46  39  0 54.1   3/ 3 RIO VISTANS (348)         7  3 1
 4- 5 MIDGETS (356)             70  62  2 53.0   4/ 6 MASTERS OF RAGE (301)     6  9 0
 5/ 6 RIO VISTANS (348)        133 127 10 51.2   5/ 0 AS SEEN ON TV (361)       3  2 1
 6- 7*ALL ABOUT BASHERS (433)    6   6  0 50.0   6- 4*ALL ABOUT BASHERS (433)   3  4 0
 7/ 1*PHILANTHROPISTS (429)      4   4  0 50.0   7- 5 CHAOS ENFORCERS (286)     3  7 0
 8/ 0 AS SEEN ON TV (361)      131 137  9 48.9   8- 9 THE DARK SIDE II (432)    2  1 0
 9- 8 THE DARK SIDE II (432)    23  25  3 47.9   9-10 THE BEARS (268)           1  1 0
10/ 9 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)      150 173  4 46.4  10- 7 LEGION OF LEGEND (409)    1  1 0
11-10 CHAOS ENFORCERS (286)     95 126 10 43.0  11/ 8*PHILANTHROPISTS (429)     1  2 0
12/11 MASTERS OF RAGE (301)     48  83  5 36.6  12-11 MIDGETS (356)             0  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.

Oh, I am so lucky to have you all to practice on.  I am going to rest for a couple of
turns now.  I don't want to graduate too early, you know.  I will be back to raise
some havoc.  Maybe the competition will improve at the top and someone will actually
beat me. -- Holly Mackeral (Hugs to Pauly -- I see daddy is here to rescue you) ;)
wink

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, Warriors of VALAMANTIS.  Allow this humble servant Novgorodny Vir to 
give you a respite from the fights in the form of this Spyreport.  The boys at MIDDLE 
WAY 10 left the arena dejected, after being kicked out of the top spot by FISH 
MONGERS.  Good show!  Practice pays for EURO SHARK, who pummelled DANA FRISS, to 
pocket 20 points.  Win some, lose some.  Speaking of which, EURO SHARK was winsome, 
after beating DANA FRISS and seeing her lose 17 points.  Can you believe it?  HOLLY 
MACKEREL apparently has better things to do as VALAMANTIS' Duelmaster than show up 
and fight!  What can be a greater victory?  SQUINTS has taken his place as the top, 
as VALAMANTIS' new Duelmaster.  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?  Perhaps the warriors of MASTERS OF RAGE should 
take up some hobbies, as they are the most avoided team...  The warriors of MASTERS 
OF RAGE found their efforts at combat frustrated as RIO VISTANS apparently had more 
important things to do than fight.  If challenges were horses, BERTHA could open up a 
fast food joint!   
     Like the wind whispering among the pines, do hearest I many disquieting rumors.  
The audience gave a nice round of rasberries to CASSANDRA of MASTERS OF RAGE, for 
expiring in such an ungraceful fashion.  8-18-0, indeed!  Oh hard!  that to strike a 
flame, the match itself must needs be wasting!   
     Do not think spyreporting in VALAMANTIS is the highlight of my life.  As the 
seasons change, and the creatures of the wild change also, so do I feel a yearning to 
leave this place.  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                  
 SQUINTS 3601                 12  11  3    96       RIO VISTANS (348)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HOLLY MACKEREL 3951          16   3  0   177       FISH MONGERS (406)
-RICE KAKE 3256               19   3  0    99       CHAOS ENFORCERS (286)
 ALBACORE TUNER 3954          14   5  0    94       FISH MONGERS (406)
 JEFFRO 3410                  24  15  0    93       RIO VISTANS (348)
-CRANKY 2780                  16  14  2    93       CHAOS ENFORCERS (286)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ZEUS 4010                     9   1  0    85       LEGION OF LEGEND (409)
-TYRION 3764                   8   1  0    81       MIDGETS (356)
 BUZZ 3809                     6   2  0    80       RIO VISTANS (348)
-GOOD BEAR 4200               11   3  0    78       THE BEARS (268)
-JOE C 3331                   12  10  0    74       MIDGETS (356)
 XAVIER 3265                  10   6  2    68       MASTERS OF RAGE (301)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHIA EDEL 4219               13  10  0    66       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
 EURO SHARK 4052               9   3  0    66       AS SEEN ON TV (361)
-KUNG POW 4269                 8   3  0    60       THE DARK SIDE II (432)
 BALI DARRAS 4221             11  12  0    58       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 T.R. 4249                     5   2  0    52       RIO VISTANS (348)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CHAOTIC THREAT 3039          11  12  2    51       CHAOS ENFORCERS (286)
 EASY TWEEZE 3937              9  12  2    50       AS SEEN ON TV (361)
 DANA FRISS 4230               9   8  0    46       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
 VALAMOND JR. 3298             7   5  1    46       MASTERS OF RAGE (301)
 BERTHA 2867                   9  13  1    43       MASTERS OF RAGE (301)
 ERFIN GORAM 4220              9  14  0    43       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
 AEROBED 4005                 10   3  0    41       AS SEEN ON TV (361)
-TATTOO 3334                   9  11  1    39       MIDGETS (356)
-GREAT WEAPON CHOICE 4276      3   0  0    35       ALL ABOUT BASHERS (433)
-DARK MINISTER 3283            9   7  0    34       CHAOS ENFORCERS (286)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TROGLIN 4233                  4   4  0    32       PHILANTHROPISTS (429)
-EBOLA 4268                    3   5  1    32       THE DARK SIDE II (432)
 FINILLA HARS 4246             4   5  0    31       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
 BARBUS JAE 4270               3   1  0    29       FISH MONGERS (406)
 MARTAVIUS 3612                6   5  0    28       MASTERS OF RAGE (301)
 RAZORFISH 4094                3   1  0    26       FISH MONGERS (406)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ARES 4237                     4   3  0    21       LEGION OF LEGEND (409)
-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)
-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)
 CHUCK 4281                    1   1  0     5       RIO VISTANS (348)
 GINSU CLASSIC 4084            0   2  0     2       AS SEEN ON TV (361)
-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?
DEAD GUY 4291          0  1 0 AS SEEN ON TV 361     MISTRESS SITALVA 23   387 NONE    
KING KRAB 4271         0  4 0 FISH MONGERS 406      WURM KIN 27           387 NONE    
CASSANDRA 2838         8 18 0 MASTERS OF RAGE 301   EASY TWEEZE 3937      387         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Buzz -- Ahh, umm, hey!  Where did you come from?  You take a couple weeks off, and
then sneak up on me?  Not fair!  I was not ready for you. -- Xavier

Dana Friss -- So how 'bout it?  Bein' 6'10" definitely has its benefits outside the
arena, if you know what I mean.  (wink) -- Xavier

     I'll bet you can reach the top shelf in the pantry with no problems at all! --
     Ed.

Chia Edel -- I am trying to change my image right now.  I think I have learned enough
to win fights like that, but I was not expecting the unfortunate style disadvantage
you present.  I still almost won that one.  Somewhere in between may be the answer.
-- Cassandra
P.S.  Do you think you could challenge someone other than me, please?  I can't seem
to get away from you and your evil fighting style!

Big Mouth Bali -- Ha!  You were all about smack talkin' last time, but what happened?
I guess you didn't pay enough to win another one.  Try bills next time instead of
pennies. -- Val Jr.
P.S.  At least you are better competition than that Captured Orc they sent in to
fight me this time.

Erfin Goram -- I guess if you want herbicide to be your claim to fame, go right
ahead.  I, however, prefer to just stab you repeatedly until you fall into the sand,
lifeless or otherwise. -- Val Jr.

Chaotic Threat -- You hit hard this time.  Val don't like me no more.  I need wins
now or I gets killed by monster. -- Martavius

Dark Minister -- Aha!!!  I knew I could win!  I like it when spyreporters say I
"demolished" someone.  Do you think Cassandra was watching?  She's been ignoring me
lately and I don't like that. -- Bertha

Ghoti -- It looks like we now know who is the scummiest.  I am surprised it only took
26 minutes to find out.  I know how scummy Rice Kake is.  I guess Al is not as scummy
as I thought he was. -- Valamond

All -- What the heck...another 2-3 turn?  Not that I am wishing for one, but even a
1-4 or 0-5 would provide some variety.  It seems like I end up with 2 or 3 bad match-
ups every time.  Perhaps I should put in more effort to get the fights I want each
time. -- Valamond 

Lord Chaos -- It seems you have caught the 2-3 bug as well.  It must be contagious.
-- Valamond

Pauly -- Umm, welcome back, I guess.  It seems as though the winding road between
Babylon and Valamantis has gotten the Sinful Sisters lost on their way to the arena
again.  I just got word that they are back on track and headed this way.  Perhaps
they will make it in time for the next round of fights. -- Valamond

Rice Cake -- You are certainly scum of the earth.  I am going to have to do some
exercising and a lot of eating -- Abacore Tuner

T.R. -- Should that be T (only) R (only), or do you have a real name in there
somewhere?  Inquiring minds want to know. -- Dana Friss

Kung Pow -- I've heard that the deal with you six-foot-plus dwarves is you're from
really deep down, and when you come up, you explode from the lack of pressure.  Is
that true? -- Erfin Goram, honestly curious

Good Bear -- Not enough peanuts. -- Bali Darras
P.S.  And pecans would be better anyway.

Cassandra -- You didn't expect me to BELIEVE that things would go badly for me in
that match, did you? -- Chia Edel

Ha, the Beggar just wanted several days' bedrest. -- Finilla Hars
P.S.  He's a lazy bum.

     I'd take several days' bedrest. -- Ed., not lazy, just tired

Xavier -- Fine, so long as you look elsewhere.  I don't do "flings." -- Dana Friss

Valamond Jr. -- I am an experienced writer of personals, I know how to talk. -- Bali
Darras
P.S.  It's the personals that are my job.  The fighting is just, well, something I
have to put up with.

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

30 June 2006
All -- I am looking for able bodied warriors, magic-wielding wizards, faith-healing
clerics, and quick-handed thieves to begin a quest requested by the Emperor of the
Southern Kingdom of Crailmia.  All interested parties can diplo me in arena 93 --
Noblish Island, c/o Will-O-Wisps (1422) or write to me at -- Robert Bennett, 317173,
4269 West M-80, Kincheloe, Mi 49784. -- the Lightbearer, mgr. Will-O-Wisps

1 July 2006
BROTHER KNIGHTS OF THE DESOLATE EMPIRE -- Hail brothers where ever you are to be
found!  We are engaging in arena 31.  Let them feel our wrath.  Onward to glory!!! --
Dark knight Blackstorm

1 July 2006
Soultaker -- Read your e-mail! -- Guardian

10 July 2006
The Dark Knights sat at the Dark Table with grim faces.  All present knew that there
could be no quarter.  The Forces of Desolation would be unleashed.  There would be no
turning back, no mercy and no hesitation to do what was necessary.  Teeth gritted and
knuckles whitened with fury as the IMPERIAL PROCLAMATION was signed by each Dark
Knight.
     AS OF JULY 1, 2006 -- WAR IS DECLARED ON THE ALLIANCE KNOWN AS THE VENDETTA
CARTEL.
     The Desolate Empire -- Dark Knights:  Ancient Creep, Blackstorm, Dok Sik, Goat,
Heathen, Hatebred, Kon, Osiris, Toker, Wasby the Great

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

KING KRAB was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DEAD GUY was butchered by MISTRESS SITALVA in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
BUZZ was subdued by ALBACORE TUNER in a 3 minute Challenge melee.
TROGLIN was subdued by ERFIN GORAM in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
T.R. vanquished BERTHA in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
CHUCK was luckily beaten by MARTAVIUS in a 12 minute Challenge fight.
SQUINTS vanquished CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a exciting 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
JEFFRO outwaited M. CHARDINEE in a action packed 12 minute uneven fight.
DANA FRISS was vanquished by EURO SHARK in a 1 minute uneven duel.
BALI DARRAS was defeated by XAVIER in a 2 minute duel.
VALAMOND JR. was vanquished by CHIA EDEL in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
CASSANDRA was executed by EASY TWEEZE in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
AEROBED luckily beat FINILLA HARS in a exciting 3 minute bloody match.
RAZORFISH handily defeated GINSU CLASSIC in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
BARBUS JAE demolished PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  8         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         SLASHING ATTACK   31 -  18 -  2      63  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-LUNGE       11 -   7 -  0      61  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL     15 -  13 -  0      54  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         TOTAL PARRY       25 -  22 -  0      53  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    25 -  23 -  1      52  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK   26 -  28 -  1      48  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         AIMED BLOW         8 -   9 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -  12 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK    13 -  18 -  0      42  |

Turn 387 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:

TOTAL PARRY        4 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  2         3  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  TOTAL PARRY    
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  4     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  SQUINTS 3601               12  11  3   96 RIO VISTANS (348)
TOTAL PARRY      ALBACORE TUNER 3954        14   5  0   94 FISH MONGERS (406)
SLASHING ATTACK  XAVIER 3265                10   6  2   68 MASTERS OF RAGE (301)
AIMED BLOW       CHIA EDEL 4219             13  10  0   66 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
LUNGING ATTACK   T.R. 4249                   5   2  0   52 RIO VISTANS (348)
WALL OF STEEL    DANA FRISS 4230             9   8  0   46 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SQUINTS 3601.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was FINILLA HARS 4246.  The ten other most popular fighters were BUZZ 3809, SQUINTS 
3601, XAVIER 3265, ALBACORE TUNER 3954, BALI DARRAS 4221, CHIA EDEL 4219, RAZORFISH 
4094, ERFIN GORAM 4220, T.R. 4249, and EURO SHARK 4052.

The least popular fighter this week was MARTAVIUS 3612.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were CHUCK 4281, GINSU CLASSIC 4084, CASSANDRA 2838, VALAMOND JR. 3298, DANA 
FRISS 4230, JEFFRO 3410, BERTHA 2867, TROGLIN 4233, DEAD GUY 4291, and KING KRAB 
4271.