DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/31/2004    Duedate: 09/13/2004

AMEN-TEI ARENA

DM-63    TURN-335

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

LOCKHEART
SAFE HAVEN (270)
(63-2232) [16-5-1,117]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

LOCKHEART                      POSITION IS EMPTY
SAFE HAVEN (270)               
(63-2232) [16-5-1,117]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DEEVINE                        DEEVINE
SAFE HAVEN (270)               SAFE HAVEN (270)
(63-2230) [14-6-0,93]          (63-2230) [14-6-0,93]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SAFE HAVEN (270)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WAYFARERS (248)             13
2. CAR AND DRIVER (155)        12      SAFE HAVEN (270)
3. SAFE HAVEN (270)           -10      Unchartered Team

                                       SATAN'S CHILDREN (139)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 SAFE HAVEN (270)          69  39  3 63.9   1/ 1 SAFE HAVEN (270)         11  4 0
 2/ 3 CAR AND DRIVER (155)     457 405 25 53.0   2/ 2 WAYFARERS (248)           5 10 0
 3/ 4 WAYFARERS (248)          390 463  9 45.7   3/ 4 CAR AND DRIVER (155)      2  1 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, warriors of AMEN-TEI!  Once again I've been called out of retirement 
for my abilities and insights into Spyreporting.  What's with MARIO ANDRETTI?  He 
actually beat SAFE HAVEN's TINDEL, and walked away with 12 more points from the 
fight.  Major screwup at SAFE HAVEN.  FREAN lost 23 points to VETERAN MERCENARY.  
Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe FREAN will provide more easy wins...  HOBO JO 
was reminded on the sands why LOCKHEART is Duelmaster.  Wouldn't it be nice to have 
live subjects to practice on?  I hear some team is looking into the uses of convicted 
prisoners.   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  Here's some advice:  study your opponent, master many skills, 
fight dirty.   
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  Are you 
as tired of reading this as I am of writing it?  Actually, I guess I'm writing it 
before you read it.  Oh, well.  I don't want to overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LOCKHEART 2232               16   5  1   117       SAFE HAVEN (270)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FURIOUS TERROR 2248          27  16  0   114       CAR AND DRIVER (155)
 DEEVINE 2230                 14   6  0    93       SAFE HAVEN (270)
-SPEEDWAY 2470                 9   9  0    93       CAR AND DRIVER (155)
 MARIO ANDRETTI 1809           7   3  0    93       CAR AND DRIVER (155)
 JHANA 2233                   12  10  1    91       SAFE HAVEN (270)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOBO JO 2520                 17  13  0    89       WAYFARERS (248)
 PASSER BY 2513               13  21  0    74       WAYFARERS (248)
 TINDEL 2231                  12  11  1    71       SAFE HAVEN (270)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SELAUNAH 2551                 9   5  1    56       WAYFARERS (248)
 SHADY LADY 2552               8   3  0    47       WAYFARERS (248)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE N-ICEMAN 2576             1   0  0    10       WAYFARERS (248)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Jhana -- Well!  You're certainly a good student.  Perhaps we should do this again. --
Hobo Jo

Deevine -- It's because you're a golem, isn't it?  You were CREATED tall, elegant,
and with PERFECT hair and nails.  (sigh)  Maybe I can be a golem when I grow up, too.
-- Passer By

Passer By -- Dear child, some of us are CALLED to perfection.  Do not attempt to
FORCE it. -- Shady Lady

I fear the Ambitious Guard has QUITE misunderstood the nature of the exchanges to
which he is entitled by our encounter on the sands.  Fortunately, a nine-inch steel
hatpin between the ribs DOES assist a woman in making her point. -- Shady Lady

Shady Lady -- I wish you'd waited till tomorrow or next year to annoy the Guard, old
girl.  He wouldn't listen to anything even APPROACHING reason. -- Ghost of Joe Chill

Well!  That's ONE Jaywalker who won't come out without his Ruth again.  (Ruth is his
wife--she knows how to handle him.) -- Selaunah

Men of Amen Tei -- Watch out for this "Shady Lady."  There's a lot of shady and not
much lady in her.  Talk about vicious!  All I did was put my hand on her hip, to
guide her through a doorway, you know, and she stabbed me with a stiletto!  Damned if
I can figure out where she hid it. -- Maurice Karn, a Guard with Ambitions but not a
fool, I hope!
P.S.  Nothing Mr. Chill said or did in the arena was reasonable, and if he was a fool
enough to walk right into my sword, is that MY fault?

24 August 2004
                            Invitation to Newbie Managers
                                 by Hammer

     As a Captain of the Vendetta Cartel, Hammer has recently dissolved the Vendetta
Cartel Crimson Ascension Family.  Lady Martilyo and Rook are NO LONGER members of the
Vendetta Cartel.
     The Vendetta Cartel is divided into "Families" under the leadership of Captains;
who have been appointed by the VC God Father known throughout the dueling land as
Master Darque.
     Hammer is now the Captain of the Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe and the veteran
manager extends an invitation for prospective membership as a Probate [ONLY 2 Probate
positions are available in the VC Tarantula Tribe at the present time!] to any Newbie
Manager who qualifies under the following conditions:
     1. Newbie Manager MUST have Online Access for Email communications!  [Hammer is
presently living in Qatar and Lieutenants Maximillian and Firehawk are living in
Canada; so Email Communication is a MUST for consideration!]
     2. Newbie Manager MUST have the time and funds to create 2 new stables to be
placed in 2 separate Slow Arenas [the cost of running 1 stable in a Regular Arena!]
to actively participate on a monthly basis with the other 3 T-Tribe members of the
Vendetta Cartel!
     3. Newbie Manager MUST have the DESIRE to be an Active Member of the Vendetta
Cartel as a Tarantula Tribe trainee aka Probate; developing his/her managerial skills
under the mentorship of Hammer and the other VC members; thus proving themselves
worthy to become Vendetta Cartel Lieutenants in the Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe!
     The Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe lives by the Feud; thereby prospective
Probates are forewarned that membership guarantees instant Friends and instant
Enemies!
     Any prospective Probates who 1.) seek to improve their managerial
insights/abilities under the counsel of Hammer and other Vendetta Cartel members 2.)
desire to be active members of an Active Alliance that WILL NOT Dissolve in a Few
Months; building lasting friendships while enjoying Feuding with Common Enemies 3.)
who enjoy sending their gladiators to Tournaments and would strive to see their
manager name listed among the TV and TC winners in the Mailer Tourney Newsletters as
a member of the Vendetta Cartel MUST DO THE FOLLOWING:
     Send an Email to HammerDM@fastermail.com to introduce yourself and provide
Hammer with a short Bio of your managerial successes/failures and favorite/least
favorite fighting styles; with a listing of your active stable/stables for Hammer to
verify in the online newsletters.
     Hammer will choose the 2 prospective Probates for membership in the Vendetta
Cartel Tarantula Tribe on the basis of who he decides will be most suited [to
Hammer's purposes as the T-Tribe Captain!] from among those responding to this All
Arena Ad on a first response/first acceptance or rejection basis!
     -- Hammer; Vendetta Cartel Captain/WordSmith and WeaponSmith of the Vendetta
Cartel Tarantula Tribe

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

LOCKHEART devastated HOBO JO in a 2 minute mismatched Title fight.
DEEVINE viciously subdued PASSER BY in a action packed 1 minute brutal battle.
FREAN was overpowered by VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
TINDEL was devastated by MARIO ANDRETTI in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.
JHANA devastated SELAUNAH in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
SHADY LADY savagely defeated THE HONEST MERCHANT in a 2 minute brutal struggle.
THE N-ICEMAN bested POLITE BEGGAR in a 5 minute novice's competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         BASHING ATTACK     7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         WALL OF STEEL     10 -   5 -  1      67  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -   4 -  0      64  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   4 -  0      64  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-STRIKE      12 -   8 -  0      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         LUNGING ATTACK    17 -  15 -  1      53  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         AIMED BLOW         9 -   8 -  0      53  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         TOTAL PARRY        1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 335 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-STRIKE     LOCKHEART 2232             16   5  1  117 SAFE HAVEN (270)
STRIKING ATTACK  DEEVINE 2230               14   6  0   93 SAFE HAVEN (270)
WALL OF STEEL    MARIO ANDRETTI 1809         7   3  0   93 CAR AND DRIVER (155)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    HOBO JO 2520               17  13  0   89 WAYFARERS (248)
BASHING ATTACK   TINDEL 2231                12  11  1   71 SAFE HAVEN (270)
SLASHING ATTACK  SHADY LADY 2552             8   3  0   47 WAYFARERS (248)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DEEVINE 2230.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was DEEVINE 2230.  The ten other most popular fighters were LOCKHEART 2232, MARIO 
ANDRETTI 1809, SHADY LADY 2552, HOBO JO 2520, JHANA 2233, TINDEL 2231, PASSER BY 
2513, SELAUNAH 2551, THE N-ICEMAN 2576, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was THE N-ICEMAN 2576.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SELAUNAH 2551, PASSER BY 2513, TINDEL 2231, JHANA 2233, HOBO JO 
2520, SHADY LADY 2552, MARIO ANDRETTI 1809, LOCKHEART 2232, DEEVINE 2230, and  0.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

FREAN (63-2234) SAFE HAVEN (270)