DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/24/2006    Duedate: 08/05/2006

VALAMANTIS ARENA

DM-62    TURN-388

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SQUINTS
RIO VISTANS (348)
(62-3601) [13-11-3,107]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SQUINTS                        TROGLIN
RIO VISTANS (348)              PHILANTHROPISTS (429)
(62-3601) [13-11-3,107]        (62-4233) [5-4-0,52]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CRANKY                         DANA FRISS
CHAOS ENFORCERS (286)          MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
(62-2780) [16-15-2,85]         (62-4230) [9-9-0,43]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

RIO VISTANS (348)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE BEARS (268)             67
2. AS SEEN ON TV (361)         43      THE BEARS (268)
3. PHILANTHROPISTS (429)       20      Unchartered Team
4. MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)         12
5. RIO VISTANS (348)            5      PHILANTHROPISTS (429)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 7*PHILANTHROPISTS (429)      5   4  0 55.6   1/ 3 RIO VISTANS (348)         9  6 1
 2/ 2 THE BEARS (268)          325 275 26 54.2   2/ 5 AS SEEN ON TV (361)       7  2 2
 3- 3 FISH MONGERS (406)        46  39  0 54.1   3/ 2 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)       7  8 0
 4/ 4 MIDGETS (356)             70  63  2 52.6   4- 1 FISH MONGERS (406)        6  3 0
 5/ 5 RIO VISTANS (348)        135 130 10 50.9   5/ 4 MASTERS OF RAGE (301)     6  8 0
 6- 6*ALL ABOUT BASHERS (433)    6   6  0 50.0   6/ 9 THE BEARS (268)           4  3 0
 7/ 8 AS SEEN ON TV (361)      135 137 10 49.6   7/ 7 CHAOS ENFORCERS (286)     3  7 0
 8/ 0*SINFUL SISTER (430)       12  13  0 48.0   8/11*PHILANTHROPISTS (429)     2  1 0
 9- 9 THE DARK SIDE II (432)    23  25  3 47.9   9/ 0*SINFUL SISTER (430)       2  3 0
10/10 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)      152 176  4 46.3  10- 8 THE DARK SIDE II (432)    1  1 0
11/11 CHAOS ENFORCERS (286)     96 130 10 42.5  11- 6*ALL ABOUT BASHERS (433)   1  2 0
12/12 MASTERS OF RAGE (301)     50  85  5 37.0  12/12 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.

Hail, Warriors of Valamantis.  I, Squints, am proud to be your newest Duel Master.
Then again, it was by default.  But hey,  I've been kicking the crap out of team 1
the last couple turns, whoever they are.  Well, Holly baby, you can obviously shred
Jeffro at will, but I'm ready to rumble when you decide to come back.  You'd better
hurry though, I'm only two wins shy of graduation.  I think.
                                                                    Squints

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly VALAMANTIS games.  Former top team FISH MONGERS was 
unseated this week as RIO VISTANS moved up from 3rd ranking to take the top spot with 
a 2-3-0 record for the round.  There were bitter words at ALL ABOUT BASHERS' 
guildhouse after a 0-0-0 showing this week which dropped the stable into 11th.  Dark 
Arena anyone?  Warriors--remember that glory waits always around the corner!  Witness 
how this week AS SEEN ON TV went 4-0-1 to move up 3 in the rankings.  TROGLIN caught 
the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as it skillfully bested CHAOTIC THREAT 
and was awarded 20 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, 
BALI DARRAS put down BUZZ, causing him to lose 16 points of recognition in the 
process.  Unwilling to wait upon the will of others, Duelmaster SQUINTS challenged 
CRANKY last week in a match to decide the fate of the throne.  Not for nothing has 
SQUINTS in the past laid claim to the Duelmaster's throne, and this week he's proven 
his combat skill yet again.  Heed this!  A seer has warned that if exactly 6 die in 
duels this week, the whole city shall perish!  Just remember...5 or 7!   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In VALAMANTIS "art" is a word that has 
long since passed from the language!  VALAMANTIS, city of gladiators!  Mighty among 
the names of thy guilds is FISH MONGERS, a guild shunned and avoided by many in the 
weekly duels.  If you didn't look down dark alleys you'd have been hard pressed to 
find any of RIO VISTANS last week.  Busy avoiding FISH MONGERS?  Loose talk at the 
arena has reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters are 
after CHIA EDEL.  Watch your back!  A match that raised a few eyebrows at the games 
this week, it seems that BERTHA posted a challenge against the more highly recognized 
CHIA EDEL.  The results, you ask?  Well, the firebrand BERTHA lost to CHIA EDEL.  
Remember warriors, this is the discipline of steel.   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers 
the miserable with fortune but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in VALAMANTIS.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  Ahh, but I can hear the 
spires of a far off city calling to me.  I must away!  Till next we meet remember - 
the pen is mightier than the sword, but a maul is a different story!-- Zontani Sharp 
Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SQUINTS 3601                 13  11  3   107       RIO VISTANS (348)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HOLLY MACKEREL 3951          16   3  0   177       FISH MONGERS (406)
 RICE KAKE 3256               20   3  0   104       CHAOS ENFORCERS (286)
 JEFFRO 3410                  24  16  0    94       RIO VISTANS (348)
-ALBACORE TUNER 3954          14   5  0    94       FISH MONGERS (406)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOOD BEAR 4200               12   3  0    90       THE BEARS (268)
 CRANKY 2780                  16  15  2    85       CHAOS ENFORCERS (286)
-TYRION 3764                   8   1  0    81       MIDGETS (356)
 EURO SHARK 4052              10   3  0    79       AS SEEN ON TV (361)
 BALI DARRAS 4221             12  12  0    77       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
-JOE C 3331                   12  10  0    74       MIDGETS (356)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHIA EDEL 4219               14  10  0    68       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BUZZ 3809                     6   3  0    64       RIO VISTANS (348)
 T.R. 4249                     6   2  0    61       RIO VISTANS (348)
-KUNG POW 4269                 8   3  0    60       THE DARK SIDE II (432)
 XAVIER 3265                  10   7  2    59       MASTERS OF RAGE (301)
 EASY TWEEZE 3937             10  12  2    57       AS SEEN ON TV (361)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VALAMOND JR. 3298             8   5  1    52       MASTERS OF RAGE (301)
 TROGLIN 4233                  5   4  0    52       PHILANTHROPISTS (429)
 AEROBED 4005                 11   3  0    50       AS SEEN ON TV (361)
 CHAOTIC THREAT 3039          11  13  2    48       CHAOS ENFORCERS (286)
 BERTHA 2867                   9  14  1    45       MASTERS OF RAGE (301)
 DANA FRISS 4230               9   9  0    43       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
 ERFIN GORAM 4220              9  15  0    42       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
-TATTOO 3334                   9  11  1    39       MIDGETS (356)
 DARK MINISTER 3283            9   8  0    35       CHAOS ENFORCERS (286)
-GREAT WEAPON CHOICE 4276      3   0  0    35       ALL ABOUT BASHERS (433)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-EBOLA 4268                    3   5  1    32       THE DARK SIDE II (432)
 MARTAVIUS 3612                7   5  0    30       MASTERS OF RAGE (301)
-BARBUS JAE 4270               3   1  0    29       FISH MONGERS (406)
 FINILLA HARS 4246             4   6  0    26       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
-RAZORFISH 4094                3   1  0    26       FISH MONGERS (406)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-YOU OWE ME 1 DOLLAR 4272      2   0  0    20       ALL ABOUT BASHERS (433)
 BRICKYARD 4312                1   0  0    20       THE BEARS (268)
 WHIPS AND CHAINS 4244         2   3  0    17       SINFUL SISTER (430)
 GINSU CLASSIC 4084            1   2  1    16       AS SEEN ON TV (361)
 THE DUKE 4288                 1   0  0    15       THE BEARS (268)
-WHO CARES 4262                3   1  0    14       THE DARK SIDE II (432)
 HOME WRECKER 4241             3   2  0    12       SINFUL SISTER (430)
 MENAGE A TROIS 4243           3   2  0    11       SINFUL SISTER (430)
 PROSTITUTE 4240               2   3  0     9       SINFUL SISTER (430)
 FLINT 4255                    1   3  0     8       MIDGETS (356)
-LOOSEY 4258                   1   3  0     6       THE DARK SIDE II (432)
-GOLD MINE 4259                0   2  0     6       THE DARK SIDE II (432)
-MY FAVORITE STYLE 4275        1   1  0     5       ALL ABOUT BASHERS (433)
 CHUCK 4281                    1   2  0     5       RIO VISTANS (348)
 THE BARON 4290                0   1  0     5       THE BEARS (268)
-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?
THE DUCHESS 4289       0  1 0 THE BEARS 268         MISTRESS SITALVA 23   388 NONE    
SPECIAL K 4256         2  4 0 CHAOS ENFORCERS 286   DARK CHAMPION 24      388 NONE    
CASSANDRA 2838         8 18 0 MASTERS OF RAGE 301   EASY TWEEZE 3937      387         
EXOTIC DANCER 4242     2  3 0 SINFUL SISTER 430     GINSU CLASSIC 4084    388         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Xavier -- What else would you expect on my challenge? -- Buzz

Valamond -- You make it seem like I've been gone a long time instead of just the one
turn I missed because RSI sent a collection agency after me.  But I do appreciate the
heartfelt welcome. -- Pauly
P.S.  I missed you too.  HA!  Do you think he bought it?  Oh shoot, I'm still typing,
damn!

Dana Friss -- Well, if you must know, T.R. stands for Tom Romanda.  I can tell you're
disappointed.  What'd you expect, I'm just a simple math teacher. -- T.R.
P.S.  All my warrior names are just nicknames of friends and other people I know from
Rio Vista, hence the lame team name. -- Pauly

Holly Mackeral -- DAMN YOU!  I pop up the newsletter online and see Squints sitting
on the throne and I think, "Yes, I finally beat that you know what (no offense)."
Then I scroll further down and see you didn't fight.  Needless to say, I was terribly
disappointed.  I'll get you if it's the last thing I do, but I won't hold my breath.
How's that for confidence? -- Pauly, the unsure, and I'm not talking about body odor.
That's a whole different story.

Buzz -- Wello, I like my new haircut.. Close one there for me wasn't it? -- Albacore
Tuner

I'm a Razorfish and I'm OK -- Alive for now anyway.  <smilin> -- Me

Troglin -- Bold golem, hmm.  Well, as they say, take that! -- Erfin Goram

Euro Shark -- Ow!  I've been shark-bitten! -- Dana Friss
P.S.  Does my insurance cover this?

Xavier -- Hmm, you appear to have mastered your rage, so I'd better look for some
other edge.  Such as (shudder) skills and practice.  Horrid thought. -- Bali Darras

Valamond Jr. -- I hadn't actually intended to spare your worthless life, I mean, if
it's worthless, why bother?  But then I thought, gosh, what's the arenamistress doing
wigwagging in front of me like that?  And I realized that SHE was sparing your
worthless life.  Oh, well, no doubt I'll have use for that clemency, too, one of
these days. -- Chia Edel
P.S.  Take those skills and run, boy!

Aerobed -- Strange TV. -- Finilla Hars

Cassandra -- We will miss you! -- the Middle Way

Xavier and Ed. -- Right, and he can change the light bulbs without a ladder, too!
This is great. -- Dana Friss

Cassandra -- I would have done what I could for you, but you do realize, okay, did
realize before you died, that we don't issue challenges?  I don't think any of my
manager's teams has issued a challenge so far this year.  Bummer.  It'd sure help us.
-- Chia Edel

Valamond Jr. -- Herbicide?  You want me to go back TWO TURNS to see what I said?
Nah, I'll just live or die as it goes. -- Erfin Goram

Valamond -- Well...yes, a thoughtful challenge-avoid policy does make a world of
difference, as my gladiators keep telling me.  But I'm great at not listening. --
Nick, the Middle Way

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

14 July 2006
In response to the Desolate Empire's declaration of war, the Vendetta Cartel offers
the following response:

The members of the Vendetta Cartel can be found in 1, 8, 9, 10,  11, 14, 22, 25, 28,
31, 39, 45, 47, 50, 52, 54, 59, 60, 100, and 106.  Stop yapping in the all-arena ads,
pick an arena, issue a challenge, actually win something, and then maybe (and we
stress maybe) you may speak.  You may come to our home arenas (8, 31, and 47) and
confront us, but we suggest you learn to win in your own "home" arena (52) first.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SPECIAL K was butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
THE DUCHESS was slaughtered by MISTRESS SITALVA in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
SQUINTS demolished CRANKY in a 1 minute uneven Challenge Title fight.
EURO SHARK devastated XAVIER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
BERTHA was narrowly defeated by CHIA EDEL in a 2 minute master's Challenge match.
AEROBED unbelievably bested DANA FRISS in a popular 3 minute Challenge duel.
FLINT was unbelievably bested by MARTAVIUS in a 3 minute Challenge match.
RICE KAKE outlasted JEFFRO in a crowd boring 33 minute expert's melee.
GOOD BEAR viciously subdued KHALHUMS DWARF in a action packed 2 minute veteran's duel.
BUZZ was defeated by BALI DARRAS in a 2 minute fight.
CHAOTIC THREAT was overpowered by TROGLIN in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
DARK MINISTER was overpowered by EASY TWEEZE in a 1 minute one-sided match.
VALAMOND JR. devastated FINILLA HARS in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
ERFIN GORAM was demolished by T.R. in a 1 minute mismatched match.
PROSTITUTE was overpowered by THE DUKE in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
HOME WRECKER defeated THE BARON in a crowd pleasing 3 minute novice's duel.
EXOTIC DANCER was viciously butchered by GINSU CLASSIC in a 2 minute novice's fray.
MENAGE A TROIS was devastated by BRICKYARD in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
WHIPS AND CHAINS overpowered CHUCK in a exciting 1 minute brutal one-sided match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  8         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         SLASHING ATTACK   31 -  22 -  2      58  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         LUNGING ATTACK    28 -  23 -  2      55  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         TOTAL PARRY       26 -  22 -  0      54  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-LUNGE       10 -   9 -  0      53  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         WALL OF STEEL     12 -  13 -  0      48  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         AIMED BLOW         8 -   9 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         STRIKING ATTACK   26 -  30 -  1      46  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -  11 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK    12 -  18 -  0      40  |

Turn 388 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     SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  5         3  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  2         3  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  3     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  3                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  SQUINTS 3601               13  11  3  107 RIO VISTANS (348)
TOTAL PARRY      RICE KAKE 3256             20   3  0  104 CHAOS ENFORCERS (286)
SLASHING ATTACK  GOOD BEAR 4200             12   3  0   90 THE BEARS (268)
BASHING ATTACK   CRANKY 2780                16  15  2   85 CHAOS ENFORCERS (286)
AIMED BLOW       CHIA EDEL 4219             14  10  0   68 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
LUNGING ATTACK   T.R. 4249                   6   2  0   61 RIO VISTANS (348)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CRANKY 2780.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
DANA FRISS 4230.  The ten other most popular fighters were GOOD BEAR 4200, HOME 
WRECKER 4241, THE BARON 4290, CHIA EDEL 4219, FLINT 4255, BALI DARRAS 4221, GINSU 
CLASSIC 4084, WHIPS AND CHAINS 4244, SQUINTS 3601, and T.R. 4249.

The least popular fighter this week was JEFFRO 3410.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were RICE KAKE 3256, CHUCK 4281, EXOTIC DANCER 4242, PROSTITUTE 4240, ERFIN 
GORAM 4220, FINILLA HARS 4246, DARK MINISTER 3283, CHAOTIC THREAT 3039, XAVIER 3265, 
and CRANKY 2780.

               NEW TEAMS IN THE TEMPORARY TOURNAMENT ARENAS (DM 81/83)

Please note that all new teams created at the Face-to-Face were temporarily placed 
in a temporary Tournament Arena, DM 81 or DM 83.  If you requested that your team be 
placed in a specific arena, it has already transferred to that arena.  Any teams not 
transferred out of DM 81 and DM 83 by September 1st will be deleted.  If you have 
questions about any of your teams, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI 

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

     For those of you who keep track of such things, 5 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                       SNOTTYMAN (40-3685) of THEY TRAINED ME!
                            HORRID (65-6385) of LEGION IV
                         JUDICIOUSLY (82-27214) of ADVERBS II
                      TERRICONUS (82-27651) of THE GLORIOUS DARK
                      FLABBY-O (82-30720) of STREET PIZZAD XXII

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes