DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/21/2004    Duedate: 08/03/2004

DAL SHANG ARENA

DM-65    TURN-321

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TITANIA
SUPERIOR FORCES 3J (651)
(65-5835) [8-6-0,116]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TITANIA                        DILBERT
SUPERIOR FORCES 3J (651)       CUBICLE CRUSADERS (714)
(65-5835) [8-6-0,116]          (65-6587) [1-0-0,8]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

KOREEN                         JESSE TAVAN
REFUGEES (377)                 SAND DANCERS (233)
(65-6490) [22-17-1,91]         (65-6514) [18-13-0,76]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SAND DANCERS (233)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SAND DANCERS (233)          18
2. SUPERIOR FORCES 3J (651)    13      TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)
3. CUBICLE CRUSADERS (714)      8      Unchartered Team
4. TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)        7
5. PARANOIA (702)               0      CUBICLE CRUSADERS (714)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*CUBICLE CRUSADERS (714)    1   0  0  100   1/ 1 SAND DANCERS (233)        9  6 0
 2- 1 SUPERIOR FORCES 4I (635)   9   3  0 75.0   2/ 2 REFUGEES (377)            7  5 1
 3/ 3 TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)    122  90  4 57.5   3- 3 PARANOIA (702)            3  2 0
 4/ 4 SUPERIOR FORCES 3J (651)   8   6  0 57.1   4/ 7 TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)     2  1 0
 5- 5 PARANOIA (702)            51  51  8 50.0   5/ 4 SUPERIOR FORCES 3J (651)  2  1 0
 6/ 6 REFUGEES (377)           318 384  9 45.3   6/ 0*CUBICLE CRUSADERS (714)   1  0 0
 7/ 7 SAND DANCERS (233)       617 783 13 44.1   7- 8*LINCOLNSHIRE (698)        0  2 0
 8- 8*LINCOLNSHIRE (698)         1   3  0 25.0   8- 5 SUPERIOR FORCES 4I (635)  0  1 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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                        *--=== LIRITH KAI REGIONAL NEWS ===--*

                                     Duelmasters
                                 -------------------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 320): METHADONE of PARANOIA (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 293): MAX FACTOR of CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 288): LINUS of SUNDAY COMICS (Johnny Dangerously, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 275): ONE-EYE TEO of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 252): KHORA THE SMALL of SAND DANCERS from LIN TIRIAN
                              (Rebina, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                       --------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 320): SAND DANCERS (Lani, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 293): INSIGNIFICANCE (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 288): THAT'S US (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 275): DARK TOADS II (TigToad, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 252): MYSTERIOUS (Mad Max, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV TILAEN TYL SANH of SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
                   (turn 292): DRACO MALFOY of SLYTHERIN HOUSE (Salazar Slytherin)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 287): ESSINA TYL VERN of SAND DANCERS (Lorana, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Thankyouthankyou.  It's great for me, The Unknown Spymaster to be back in DAL 
SHANG.  Hope you enjoy the show.  Oh, who am I kidding?  I already got paid!  Coming 
up with a solid 1-0-0 outing, TOO GOOD FOR ME has advanced 3 places in the rankings.  
Hey everybody, watch out for TITANIA, who flew up 13 points in the rankings after 
mashing KOREEN like a melon.  Keep your eye on this gal.  And falling like a basher 
in the top ten was MURGON, who dropped 10 points after a disappointing (to say the 
least) bout with MASTER OF THE EDGE.  Well, if ya don't shows up at the laundromat, 
ya can'ts wash yer clothes.  METHADONE did not fight this week so his title was 
forfeit.  In front of all the crowds, TITANIA took the Duelmaster's crown for hers 
own.  I give the bum two weeks.  Advice to bashers--never force anything, just get a 
bigger halberd!   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  Ask not the elves for counsel, 
for they will say both yes and no.  Silly buggers, eh?   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  Okay, so I may not be the world's best comedian, 
but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  Hasta la bye-bye.  (Loud 
choruses of 'Beat it, ya bum!')-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TITANIA 5835                  8   6  0   116       SUPERIOR FORCES 3J (651)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MING THE TERRIBLE 6482       25  16  0   110       SAND DANCERS (233)
-METHADONE 6394               15   6  0   109       PARANOIA (702)
 DILYS TYL KOGAN 6515         17  12  1    96       SAND DANCERS (233)
 KOREEN 6490                  22  17  1    91       REFUGEES (377)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MURGON 6477                  20  24  2    86       REFUGEES (377)
 DURVAN 6491                  18  21  1    76       SAND DANCERS (233)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JESSE TAVAN 6514             18  13  0    76       SAND DANCERS (233)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SUBTLE DECEIPT 6577           4   0  0    56       PARANOIA (702)
 BACKLASH 6518                 6   3  0    45       TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)
 PORGARAL 6580                 5   0  0    41       REFUGEES (377)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHURRO THE SPIKE 6554         6  11  0    29       REFUGEES (377)
 KASSELA TYL DRU 6576          6   3  0    29       SAND DANCERS (233)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DILBERT 6587                  1   0  0     8       CUBICLE CRUSADERS (714)
-LIQUID COURAGE 6574           0   1  0     7       PARANOIA (702)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
CHIPP 6516             5  1 0 SUPERIOR FORCES 4 635 MURGON 6477           319         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Methadone -- I couldn't fight you, I had SUCH a headache.... -- Dilys tyl Kogan

Ah, standbys!  And she's such a sweet little thing. -- Ming the Terrible

Titania -- I wish you wouldn't do that! -- Jesse Tavan
P.S.  Win, I mean.

Not all standbys are nice guys. -- Durvan

Durvan -- Right, someone has to fight YOU, after all.  *I* had a very nice fellow,
and we're going out for drinks afterward. -- Kassela tyl Dru

And the Refugees go three-one against nothing but standbys.  (sigh)  I don't need
this. -- Zarla

12 July 2004
All Readers -- Due to the pressures resulting from preparing for and dealing with the
Face to Face, no spotlights will be written until it's over. -- the Scribe

17 July 2004
I am currently trying to put together a favorites chart for AD warriors.  I
desperately need help with this.  What I need are style, favorite rhythm (ex.:
hi/low), favorite weapons, and tactics.  What would be great is if you could send me
a copy of the invite with the warrior's name, id#, and arena blacked out.  This way,
I can verify that this is an actual warrior.  Minis will work, too!

For those interested, I have both a challenge style vs. style and a match-up style
vs. style chart.  There's about 250 fights calculated in these charts, and I'll be
happy to send a copy to anyone who asks.  You can contact me (if you're a free world
player) at: Rick Stringer, Merit/East, SCI, P.O. Box 500, Georgetown, DE 19947-0500.
If you're in prison, just send a diplo to:  Baphomet, Mgr. Knights Templar (568), DM
#47--North Fork.  (I also have a lot of other charts and info for anyone who wants
it.)  Thanks!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MURGON was devastated by MASTER OF THE EDGE in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
TITANIA demolished KOREEN in a 1 minute one-sided Title melee.
MING THE TERRIBLE overpowered LENDO TEN CHARDIN in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
DILYS TYL KOGAN devastated SWEET ANELLA in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
JESSE TAVAN was narrowly defeated by MALDI STONEBREAKER in a 3 minute competition.
DURVAN was overpowered by SWEET ANELLA in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
BACKLASH devastated CHURRO THE SPIKE in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
PORGARAL overcame SAGAT OF PAIDAN in a 1 minute melee.
KASSELA TYL DRU vanquished BERVAN THE TINKER in a 1 minute uneven duel.
DILBERT defeated HERROL TWO-FINGER in a 1 minute beginner's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       4         TOTAL PARRY        8 -   2 -  0      80  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -   3 -  0      73  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         LUNGING ATTACK     8 -   3 -  0      73  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         WALL OF STEEL      8 -   5 -  0      62  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         AIMED BLOW        23 -  15 -  0      61  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE      10 -   7 -  0      59  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK    11 -  10 -  1      52  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -  12 -  1      40  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   7 -  0      22  |

Turn 321 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-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  BASHING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
AIMED BLOW         3 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       TITANIA 5835                8   6  0  116 SUPERIOR FORCES 3J (651)
TOTAL PARRY      MING THE TERRIBLE 6482     25  16  0  110 SAND DANCERS (233)
BASHING ATTACK   DILYS TYL KOGAN 6515       17  12  1   96 SAND DANCERS (233)
WALL OF STEEL    JESSE TAVAN 6514           18  13  0   76 SAND DANCERS (233)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    PORGARAL 6580               5   0  0   41 REFUGEES (377)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is KOREEN 6490.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
JESSE TAVAN 6514.  The ten other most popular fighters were TITANIA 5835, MING THE 
TERRIBLE 6482, DILYS TYL KOGAN 6515, BACKLASH 6518, PORGARAL 6580, KASSELA TYL DRU 
6576, MURGON 6477, CHURRO THE SPIKE 6554, DILBERT 6587, and KOREEN 6490.

The least popular fighter this week was DURVAN 6491.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were KOREEN 6490, DILBERT 6587, CHURRO THE SPIKE 6554, MURGON 6477, KASSELA 
TYL DRU 6576, PORGARAL 6580, BACKLASH 6518, DILYS TYL KOGAN 6515, MING THE TERRIBLE 
6482, and TITANIA 5835.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

KOREEN (65-6490) REFUGEES (377)