DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/02/2006    Duedate: 10/14/2006

VALAMANTIS ARENA

DM-62    TURN-393

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

JEFFRO
RIO VISTANS (348)
(62-3410) [28-17-0,111]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

JEFFRO                         GREAT WEAPON CHOICE
RIO VISTANS (348)              ALL ABOUT BASHERS (433)
(62-3410) [28-17-0,111]        (62-4276) [6-2-0,62]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ERFIN GORAM                    VALAMOND JR.
MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)            MASTERS OF RAGE (301)
(62-4220) [10-19-0,49]         (62-3298) [11-7-1,78]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

RIO VISTANS (348)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. RANDOM SITH (438)           43
2. MASTERS OF RAGE (301)       31      SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 (395)
3. SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 (395)      22      Unchartered Team
4. ALL ABOUT BASHERS (433)     20
5. LEGION OF LEGEND (409)      19      EOD (436)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*EOD (436)                 12   8  0 60.0   1/ 6 RIO VISTANS (348)         9  6 1
 2/ 0 SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 (395)    31  22  0 58.5   2/ 2*ALL ABOUT BASHERS (433)   8  2 0
 3/ 9*ALL ABOUT BASHERS (433)   17  14  0 54.8   3/ 8*RANDOM SITH (438)         8  5 1
 4/ 5 THE BEARS (268)          328 284 26 53.6   4/ 4 MASTERS OF RAGE (301)     7  5 0
 5- 7 FISH MONGERS (406)        50  46  2 52.1   5/ 3*EOD (436)                 7  5 0
 6/10 RIO VISTANS (348)        149 141 11 51.4   6- 5 GRIM OBITUARY (197)       5  4 0
 7/14*RANDOM SITH (438)          9   9  1 50.0   7/ 7 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)       5 10 0
 8/11 LEGION OF LEGEND (409)    33  34  2 49.3   8/ 1*SINFUL SISTER (430)       4  8 0
 9/ 4*SINFUL SISTER (430)       20  21  1 48.8   9/15 THE BEARS (268)           2  6 0
10/12 AS SEEN ON TV (361)      139 146 10 48.8  10/12 LEGION OF LEGEND (409)    2  7 1
11/13 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)      162 191  4 45.9  11/ 0 SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 (395)    1  0 0
12-15 GRIM OBITUARY (197)      356 452 34 44.1  12/14 AS SEEN ON TV (361)       1  5 0
13/16 MASTERS OF RAGE (301)     63  92  6 40.6  13/16*PRIVATE IDAHO (439)       0  3 0
14/17*PRIVATE IDAHO (439)        7  19  1 26.9  14-11 FISH MONGERS (406)        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.

Good day to my fellow warriors, although I'm really not much of a warrior, I just
kinda stand there.  Anyway, hopefully someone will teach me something so I can
graduate, because Pauly is getting bored with me, although he did recently discover
that I may have potential after I graduate, at least according to someone much wiser
than him, which could be almost anyone.  I wonder who I'll fight seeing as the only
active challenger champ is Buzz.  Well, whoever steps on the sands with me better
bring a lunch, you might be there awhile.
                                                           Jeffro

                                      SPY REPORT

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  The boys at SINFUL SISTER left the arena dejected, after being kicked 
out of the top spot by RIO VISTANS.  Good show!  Those betting on SINFUL SISTER lost 
their shirt, as SINFUL SISTER lost their fighting abilities:  0-4-0.  Nothing works 
for a team like victory (How's that for a perceptive observation?) as THE BEARS can 
attest...  SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 had cause to celebrate, after GRIM REAPER got 22 points 
by beating AEROBED.  A certain someone should cut down on the drinking and practice 
more, after losing 15 points to DARTH PLAGWEIS.  (Discrete enough, MENAGE A TROIS?) 
JEFFRO successfully staved off a grab for the roses by VALAMOND JR. of MASTERS OF 
RAGE.  Does VALAMANTIS have no one talented enough to dethrone him?  So who was the 
warrior seen charging into immovable walls and challenging dead trees?  Someone's got 
a basic problem...   
     And how sociable are VALAMANTIS' warriors?  Come, let us see.  Perhaps the 
warriors of MIDDLE WAY 10 should take up some hobbies, as they are the most avoided 
team...  As a woman of good breeding scorns the "warriors" of RIO VISTANS, so did 
that sorry team shy from MIDDLE WAY 10 If challenges were horses, BALI DARRAS could 
open up a fast food joint!   
     The moving sword slashes, and having slashed, moves on...  The manager at LEGION 
OF LEGEND must have some new strategy for sending BLANK 2, a warrior with 2-0-1, to 
the Dark Arena.  Watch this space!  Hey EOD!  Is there some deep dark, unmentionable 
secret as to why SHAPE CHARGE has been sent to the Dark Arena?   3-1-0 isn't so 
shabby!  CHUCK of RIO VISTANS spared FINILLA HARS (6-9-0) from having to lose any 
more fights.  What's your next plan, MIDDLE WAY 10?  Ask not a spymaster for counsel, 
for he will pontificate long after you have fallen into an unconscious stupor.   
     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                  
 JEFFRO 3410                  28  17  0   111       RIO VISTANS (348)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHIA EDEL 4219               17  12  0   100       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
-GOOD BEAR 4200               14   4  0    94       THE BEARS (268)
-ALBACORE TUNER 3954          15   6  1    93       FISH MONGERS (406)
 XAVIER 3265                  13   9  2    92       MASTERS OF RAGE (301)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BUZZ 3809                    10   4  0    87       RIO VISTANS (348)
 T.R. 4249                     9   4  0    85       RIO VISTANS (348)
 EURO SHARK 4052              11   6  0    84       AS SEEN ON TV (361)
-JAGGED SHIV 3357             14  12  2    82       GRIM OBITUARY (197)
 VALAMOND JR. 3298            11   7  1    78       MASTERS OF RAGE (301)
 EASY TWEEZE 3937             12  14  2    73       AS SEEN ON TV (361)
 DANA FRISS 4230              13  10  0    72       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
 ZEUS 4010                    11   3  0    71       LEGION OF LEGEND (409)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BERTHA 2867                  12  16  2    63       MASTERS OF RAGE (301)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GREAT WEAPON CHOICE 4276      6   2  0    62       ALL ABOUT BASHERS (433)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BALI DARRAS 4221             12  17  0    53       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
-OGRISH NOCLARR 3970           6   2  0    52       GRIM OBITUARY (197)
 DARTH PLAGWEIS 4317           3   1  1    51       RANDOM SITH (438)
 ERFIN GORAM 4220             10  19  0    49       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
 MARTAVIUS 3612               11   6  0    48       MASTERS OF RAGE (301)
 AEROBED 4005                 11   7  0    48       AS SEEN ON TV (361)
 GRIM REAPER 3803              4   2  0    47       SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 (395)
-ZAIN GRIMEYE 3976             4   3  0    44       GRIM OBITUARY (197)
 CHUCK 4281                    4   4  1    42       RIO VISTANS (348)
 REVEN 4318                    4   0  0    35       RANDOM SITH (438)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-UNCLE BUCK 4333               4   2  1    33       PRIVATE IDAHO (439)
-YOU OWE ME 1 DOLLAR 4272      3   1  0    32       ALL ABOUT BASHERS (433)
 C-4 4322                      4   0  0    31       EOD (436)
 MENAGE A TROIS 4243           6   3  0    30       SINFUL SISTER (430)
 DARTH SIDIUS 4316             2   2  0    30       RANDOM SITH (438)
 ZERO MAUL-ENVY 4342           3   0  0    28       ALL ABOUT BASHERS (433)
-SON OF BUTCH 4280             3   1  0    26       ALL ABOUT BASHERS (433)
-GINSU CLASSIC 4084            2   2  1    24       AS SEEN ON TV (361)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DETONATOR 4323                4   0  0    21       EOD (436)
-IXION 4238                    3   2  0    21       LEGION OF LEGEND (409)
-BARBUS JAE 4270               4   3  1    20       FISH MONGERS (406)
-ANGEL OF DEATH 3805           2   2  0    20       SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 (395)
 PROSTITUTE 4240               5   4  0    19       SINFUL SISTER (430)
 HOME WRECKER 4241             4   5  0    17       SINFUL SISTER (430)
 THE DUKE 4288                 2   1  0    17       THE BEARS (268)
 WHIPS AND CHAINS 4244         3   6  1    16       SINFUL SISTER (430)
-RAZORFISH 4094                3   3  0    12       FISH MONGERS (406)
 FLEX-X 4302                   1   4  0    11       EOD (436)
-LARGE MARGE 4326              1   0  0    11       PRIVATE IDAHO (439)
-GLAL 3994                     1   5  0     9       GRIM OBITUARY (197)
-THE BARON 4290                0   2  0     6       THE BEARS (268)
 A.T. JR 4344                  0   3  0     3       RIO VISTANS (348)
 HONEY 4347                    0   1  0     2       THE BEARS (268)
-HUKKLE FINN 4294              0   2  0     2       FISH MONGERS (406)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
BASH TACTIC ROCK 4292  0  2 0 ALL ABOUT BASHERS 433 BARBUS JAE 4270       390         
BRICKYARD 4312         1  4 0 THE BEARS 268         STONE GOLEM 26        393 NONE    
SHAPE CHARGE 4304      3  2 0 EOD 436               WURM KIN 27           393 NONE    
ARES 4237              5  6 0 LEGION OF LEGEND 409  SPYMASTER 22          393 NONE    
BLANK 2 4321           2  1 1 LEGION OF LEGEND 409  MISTRESS SITALVA 23   393 NONE    
LEIF 4277              1  3 0 LEGION OF LEGEND 409  MISTRESS SITALVA 23   393 NONE    
FINILLA HARS 4246      6  9 0 MIDDLE WAY 10 420     CHUCK 4281            393         
TROGLIN 4233           5  5 0 PHILANTHROPISTS 429   BERTHA 2867           389 NOT REVE
DOOKIE 4327            1  2 0 PRIVATE IDAHO 439     STONE GOLEM 26        393 NONE    
DA4 4352               0  1 0 RANDOM SITH 438       STONE GOLEM 26        393 NONE    
DA3 4351               0  1 0 RANDOM SITH 438       SHEWISH GIANT 21      393 NONE    
SQUINTS 3601          13 13 3 RIO VISTANS 348       ALBACORE TUNER 3954   390 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Valamond -- Um, are you nah, nah, nahing something specific or is it just on general
principles? -- Pauly

Nuln -- I have never made a basher, and never really plan on it.  Until now that is.
The pr work you're doing is really starting to change my opinion.  After all, I have
always wanted to use a maul. -- Pauly

Ogrish Noclarr -- Wow!  That was grim, all right, but at least it wasn't my obituary.
(shiver)  You came SO close to killing me, I don't even want to think about it! --
Finilla Hars

T.R. -- My, you are a good student for one of your style! -- Chia Edel
P.S.  I have often found, unfortunately, that males of your style tend to be arrogant
and unwilling to learn from females of my style.  Their loss.

Bertha -- Rage can be a bad master.  Work on it, sword-sister. -- Dana Friss
P.S.  I know quite well that it was only luck and hitting first that got me out of
that one alive and winning.  Let us NOT meet again on the sands.  For a beer, fine,
but not to fight.

Valamond Jr. -- (sigh)  (heavier sigh)  Young and restless, yes? -- Bali Darras
P.S.  I'm surprised it took you that long to win.
P.P.S.  And that you couldn't come up with one damned thing to teach me.

Zain Grimeye -- Nasty young upstart, aren't you? -- Erfin Goram
P.S.  Try eye drops.  You know, raise them high, then let them drop sharply, do it
again.  It will, perhaps, reduce the grimness.

Valamond -- That isn't what my fighters are saying!  But if they don't like it, they
could always TRAIN HARDER. -- Nick

Pauly -- We can always enjoy someone's name, especially if it leaves open many
possible interpretations.  Admittedly, ours tend to be less exotic, but we're all
stuck under the general rule "pick a name that could go into a story without hassle."
Not that there is likely to BE a story, but that's the rule.  And the Middle Way
teams hew especially close to it, perhaps out of self-defense.  Imagine having to
recruit and name all those...warriors. -- Nick, the Middle Way

Nuln -- One thing about turns, if you miss out on doing stuff one time, there'll
always be another. -- Nick

4 September 2006
Civil War/The Crusades

The next edition of the Civil War series is to be held in Tobir, arena 14, beginning
November 25th with a round where all participating managers must DA all 5 of their
warriors; in addition all warriors must be prefixed with an A an F or a D in the
following manner:  A-Broke Stroker or (A) Broke Stroker.  Names simply beginning with
the letter of your federation will NOT count as properly prefixed!  Existing teams
are welcome but no warrior who survives the DA who had prior Fight Experience (arena
or tourney) will be allowed to score or challenge into the contest teams.  There will
be an equal number of teams set up for each of the three factions (Andorian, Free
Blades, and Delarquan) to create sides as equal as possible.  This along with the DA
round should set up pretty equal footing for all managers.  After the DA there will
be another round where you can either DA again or fight your new, or surviving,
warriors so they will be set up to challenge an opponent beginning on round 1.  So as
a recap DA round, turn 0, then turn 1 it begins with the following rules:

The Civil War to be held in arena 14.
- The contest runs for 10-28 turns (barring ties).
- No tourney participation allowed.  Teams with warriors participating in any
  tournament are disqualified.
- An even number of teams per faction worked out by the Faction Leaders.  No later
  substitutions are allowed.
- If a manager brings in a second team and challenges into the contest he is DQ'd and
  his side will fight one team short!
- Three factions will be participating:  Andorian, Delarquan, Free Blades
- Everyone prefixes their warrior with A-, F-, or D- (No prefix = disqualification of
  the warrior)
- Turn DA:  (The DA Round) November 25, 2006.  Every warrior must DA.  (Warriors not
  DA'd on Turn 0 are disqualified)
- Turn 0:  December 9th, 2006.  There will be no scoring this turn it is meant to
  allow for challenges on turn 1.
- Turn 1+:  Scoring as detailed below
- Each team gets 1 point for defeating a warrior from an opposing team.
- Fights against warriors on your team do not generate points in any situation.
- The team with the most points each turn gets a Battle Point (if there is a tie for
  the most points then no Battle Points are accrued)
- The first team to 10 Battle Points wins the war
- Managers of teams on the winning side each receive a +1 bonus potion to be used on
  a warrior on their contest team.  This must be applied within a month of the
  conclusion of the contest and the team must have been active on the last turn of
  the contest.

Anyone wishing to participate, and feels they can probably stick around for the
duration (don't want to handicap a side, of course unforeseeable events cannot be
planned for), should either diplo me at THE DEATH SQUAD(63) in Tobir (arena 14) or
place a personal ad in the arena.  You may also contact me via the Duel2.com boards!
Let me know which faction you would like to fight for!  This contest is intended to
be open to ALL managers wishing to pit themselves against each other to try and
determine which faction has the best managers! -- Street Legal

14 September 2006
     I am back in the arena and thinking back to those days in 1984 where I was a
novice and clueless manager.
     Now, 22 years later it looks like I am an ancient and once again clueless
manager.
     I am looking to recover some old warriors.  Since none of them are Aimed Blows,
they are no threat to win anything.  I just want to see how they turned out.

The Couatl 2-17
Madam Butterfly 20-701
Gypsy Moth 20-703
King Crab 21-1
Priestess Python 26-1388

Please contact me at DekeYoung@Comcast.net if you know about any of these ancient
warriors, or just want to bs about the old, old, old times.

25 September 2006
It is obvious that the Dark Knights wish to be shown the light.  Allow me to step
forward and blind them with truth.  YOU ARE WORTHLESS!!!  The Dark Knights are so
afraid of the light that they hide behind their black armor and empty threats.  It is
too bad they are unwilling to actually FIGHT us!  I guess our natural light is too
bright for you all to face!  Fear us, for we are here! -- Gemini Goldphoenix,
Overlord of the Avengers of Light!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ARES was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
BLANK 2 was slaughtered by MISTRESS SITALVA in a 2 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
LEIF was murdered by MISTRESS SITALVA in a 2 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
SHAPE CHARGE was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena contest.
DOOKIE was assassinated by STONE GOLEM in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
BRICKYARD was dealt death by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute Dark Arena brawl.
DA4 was dispatched by STONE GOLEM in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
DA3 was executed by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
T.R. overcame DANA FRISS in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
GREAT WEAPON CHOICE handily defeated BALI DARRAS in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
CHUCK slaughtered FINILLA HARS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
C-4 vanquished HOME WRECKER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
ZERO MAUL-ENVY defeated PROSTITUTE in a 3 minute gruesome Challenge match.
JEFFRO luckily beat VALAMOND JR. in a exciting 8 minute bloody one-sided Title fight.
BUZZ was overcome by CHIA EDEL in a 1 minute contest.
EASY TWEEZE was demolished by XAVIER in a 1 minute mismatched match.
EURO SHARK was beaten by KHALHUMS DWARF in a crowd pleasing 2 minute conflict.
BERTHA was defeated by ZEUS in a 2 minute bloody veteran's duel.
AEROBED was viciously subdued by GRIM REAPER in a exciting 8 minute bloody fray.
MARTAVIUS unbelievably bested ERFIN GORAM in a 2 minute gory brawl.
MENAGE A TROIS was overpowered by DARTH PLAGWEIS in a 1 minute one-sided match.
REVEN overpowered WHIPS AND CHAINS in a 1 minute one-sided match.
DARTH SIDIUS handily defeated FLEX-X in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
DETONATOR beat HONEY in a 4 minute beginner's fight.
A.T. JR was demolished by THE DUKE in a action packed 1 minute uneven bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   8         PARRY-LUNGE       12 -   6 -  0      67  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  7         AIMED BLOW        16 -  10 -  0      62  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         LUNGING ATTACK    43 -  38 -  1      53  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      6         SLASHING ATTACK   39 -  36 -  2      52  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         BASHING ATTACK    16 -  16 -  2      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         TOTAL PARRY       25 -  26 -  2      49  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL     14 -  15 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         STRIKING ATTACK   26 -  39 -  3      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -  13 -  0      24  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 393 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         3 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  4         4  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         2  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  4     TOTAL PARRY        2 -  4         2  STRIKING ATTACK
                              SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  5         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              WALL OF STEEL      1 -  3         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0     
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      JEFFRO 3410                28  17  0  111 RIO VISTANS (348)
AIMED BLOW       CHIA EDEL 4219             17  12  0  100 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
SLASHING ATTACK  XAVIER 3265                13   9  2   92 MASTERS OF RAGE (301)
STRIKING ATTACK  BUZZ 3809                  10   4  0   87 RIO VISTANS (348)
LUNGING ATTACK   T.R. 4249                   9   4  0   85 RIO VISTANS (348)
WALL OF STEEL    DANA FRISS 4230            13  10  0   72 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
BASHING ATTACK   DARTH PLAGWEIS 4317         3   1  1   51 RANDOM SITH (438)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ERFIN GORAM 4220.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was VALAMOND JR. 3298.  The ten other most popular fighters were GRIM REAPER 
3803, DA4 4352, EURO SHARK 4052, T.R. 4249, PROSTITUTE 4240, ZERO MAUL-ENVY 4342, 
ERFIN GORAM 4220, THE DUKE 4288, BRICKYARD 4312, and BERTHA 2867.

The least popular fighter this week was A.T. JR 4344.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were FLEX-X 4302, WHIPS AND CHAINS 4244, MENAGE A TROIS 4243, AEROBED 4005, 
EASY TWEEZE 3937, JEFFRO 3410, HOME WRECKER 4241, FINILLA HARS 4246, BALI DARRAS 
4221, and DA3 4351.