DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/04/2004    Duedate: 08/17/2004

DAL SHANG ARENA

DM-65    TURN-322

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DILYS TYL KOGAN
SAND DANCERS (233)
(65-6515) [18-12-1,110]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

METHADONE                      DILBERT
PARANOIA (702)                 CUBICLE CRUSADERS (714)
(65-6394) [16-6-0,121]         (65-6587) [1-1-0,12]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MURGON                         DILBERT
REFUGEES (377)                 CUBICLE CRUSADERS (714)
(65-6477) [21-24-2,89]         (65-6587) [1-1-0,12]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SAND DANCERS (233)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SAND DANCERS (233)          35
2. PARANOIA (702)              33      TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)
3. TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)       12      Unchartered Team
4. CUBICLE CRUSADERS (714)      4
5. LINCOLNSHIRE (698)           0      CUBICLE CRUSADERS (714)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 3 TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)    123  90  4 57.7   1/ 1 SAND DANCERS (233)       10  5 0
 2/ 4 SUPERIOR FORCES 3J (651)   8   7  0 53.3   2/ 2 REFUGEES (377)            5  7 0
 3/ 5 PARANOIA (702)            53  51  8 51.0   3/ 3 PARANOIA (702)            4  0 0
 4/ 1*CUBICLE CRUSADERS (714)    1   1  0 50.0   4/ 4 TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)     2  1 0
 5/ 6 REFUGEES (377)           319 387  9 45.2   5/ 5 SUPERIOR FORCES 3J (651)  2  1 0
 6/ 7 SAND DANCERS (233)       622 783 13 44.3   6/ 6*CUBICLE CRUSADERS (714)   1  1 0
 7- 8*LINCOLNSHIRE (698)         1   3  0 25.0   7- 7*LINCOLNSHIRE (698)        0  2 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 321): TITANIA of SUPERIOR FORCES 3J (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 294): MAX FACTOR of CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 289): ARDEN of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 276): ONE-EYE TEO of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 253): KHORA THE SMALL of SAND DANCERS from LIN TIRIAN
                              (Rebina, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                       --------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 321): SAND DANCERS (Lani, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 294): CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 289): THAT'S US (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 276): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 253): SUNNYLAND, etc. (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 321): KOREEN of REFUGEES (Zarla, team captain)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 294): MAX FACTOR of CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
                   (turn 293): TILAEN TYL SANH of SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 289): ARDEN of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
                                  RED MOSQUITO of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
                                  LINUS of SUNDAY COMICS (Johnny Dangerously, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of DAL SHANG!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  LIQUID COURAGE caught the eye of 
many in the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested CHURRO THE SPIKE and was 
awarded 21 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, BACKLASH 
put down PORGARAL, causing him to lose 8 points of recognition in the process.  This 
time victory fell to the grasp of the usurper.  All hail DILYS TYL KOGAN, Duelmaster 
of DAL SHANG!  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!   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  Loose talk at the arena has 
reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters are after 
KASSELA TYL DRU.  Watch your back!  A match that raised a few eyebrows at the games 
this week, it seems that DILBERT posted a challenge against the more highly 
recognized KASSELA TYL DRU.  The results, you ask?  Well, the firebrand DILBERT was 
defeated by KASSELA TYL DRU.  Remember warriors, this is the discipline of steel.   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Let all swords of the city take heed!  By law, 
SUPERIOR FORCES 4I has but one remaining week to take their revenge upon MURGON for 
the slaying of CHIPP.  Some say a warrior is judged by the way he bears arms.  One 
thing is sure, better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  More than a sharp eye must I keep, indeed a 
stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari await me!  
Till next we meet remember:  a fool flies into a rage quickly and often.  The wise 
are angered by the same thing only once.  Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DILYS TYL KOGAN 6515         18  12  1   110       SAND DANCERS (233)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 METHADONE 6394               16   6  0   121       PARANOIA (702)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MING THE TERRIBLE 6482       26  16  0   112       SAND DANCERS (233)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TITANIA 5835                  8   7  0    90       SUPERIOR FORCES 3J (651)
 MURGON 6477                  21  24  2    89       REFUGEES (377)
 DURVAN 6491                  19  21  1    89       SAND DANCERS (233)
 JESSE TAVAN 6514             19  13  0    80       SAND DANCERS (233)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BACKLASH 6518                 7   3  0    57       TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SUBTLE DECEIPT 6577           4   0  0    56       PARANOIA (702)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PORGARAL 6580                 5   1  0    33       REFUGEES (377)
 KASSELA TYL DRU 6576          7   3  0    31       SAND DANCERS (233)
 CHURRO THE SPIKE 6554         6  12  0    30       REFUGEES (377)
 LIQUID COURAGE 6574           1   1  0    28       PARANOIA (702)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DILBERT 6587                  1   1  0    12       CUBICLE CRUSADERS (714)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

All five of the Sand Dancers fought standbys this turn, but since the newsletter
NEEDS their contributions, they will be writing personals anyway.  Whether they want
to or no. -- Lani, acting manager

Lendo ten Chardin -- I'll gloat if I want to!  I CREAMED you.  (pause for thought)
SOUR-creamed you.  With chives.  And cherry tomatoes.  Yes, and jalapeno peppers,
too, so there! -- Ming the Terrible

I think someone should let Sweet Anella retire.  She really isn't cut out for this
life.  In fact, I can't imagine how she came to start.  Lured on by some fast-talking
man, no doubt.  There should be a law! -- Dilys tyl Kogan

Well, I have to admit that despite being a hairy little guy with a funny accent,
Maldi Stonebreaker was practically a gentleman.  Within the limits of the situation,
you know.  I'd think it's as hard to be a complete gentleman in the arena as it is to
be a true lady there.  But we all try. -- Jesse Tavan

What *I* think is that Dilys is full of it.  "Sweet" Anella?  As if!  That's one
tough broad, and not much of a teacher, either.  Stingy, I call it. -- Durvan
P.S.  I heard that she entered the gladiatorial life as the alternative to prison.

Bervan the Tinker -- Er...did no one ever tell you that a kettle lid--a patched one,
at that--doesn't make a good shield?  And that braiding your beard where it hangs
down your chest, though decorative, doesn't do much to protect your torso? -- Kassela
tyl Dru

That was just totally MEAN.  I went out there for a SERIOUS fight, and I drew the
Master of the Edge (edge of what, the bounder's unarmed!), and he kicked me in the
throat!  Is that any way for a gladiatorial contest to be conducted?  I ask you! --
Murgon the Ill-Used

Titania -- A wonderful match!  You get two skills, the win, and the duty of writing a
column, and *I* get an invitation to the Isle of the Eye!  Who's ahead on that one,
eh?  Why, I might even GO to the Isle. -- Koreen

Backlash -- (wincing)  That backstroke is wicked.  And remind me not to lean against
a veritable wall of blades, too.  Ouch! -- Churro the Spike

This Sagat of Paidan (where IS Paidan, I never heard of it?) seems quite the
gentleman, or anyway friendly.  Offered to buy me a drink after the fight and all.
And even if I AM in training, it's okay to drink AFTER the fight, isn't it?  So I
will. -- Porgaral

Porgaral -- Paidan's a piddly little place down in Ratan.  No money, no industry, not
many people.  They grow wine grapes.  Very quiet town.  You wouldn't like it. --
Zarla

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!

30 July 2004
The total number of fights calculated was reported as 250 fights.  This is a
misprint.  It should have read "over 2,500 fights." -- Baphomet

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BACKLASH devastated PORGARAL in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
DILBERT was unbelievably bested by KASSELA TYL DRU in a 2 minute Challenge battle.
TITANIA was overpowered by DILYS TYL KOGAN in a 1 minute mismatched Title duel.
KOREEN was devastated by METHADONE in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.
MING THE TERRIBLE outwaited LENDO TEN CHARDIN in a 8 minute uneven brawl.
DURVAN overpowered CAPTIAN LENSAR in a 1 minute bloody one-sided struggle.
MURGON overcame MASTER OF THE EDGE in a 2 minute uneven fight.
JESSE TAVAN won victory over MASTER OF THE EDGE in a 2 minute uneven duel.
CHURRO THE SPIKE was vanquished by LIQUID COURAGE in a 1 minute uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       5         TOTAL PARRY        8 -   2 -  0      80  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK     8 -   3 -  0      73  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW        26 -  15 -  0      63  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL      8 -   5 -  0      62  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK    12 -   9 -  1      57  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -   8 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -  10 -  1      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   7 -  0      13  |

Turn 322 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   DILYS TYL KOGAN 6515       18  12  1  110 SAND DANCERS (233)
SLASHING ATTACK  METHADONE 6394             16   6  0  121 PARANOIA (702)
TOTAL PARRY      MING THE TERRIBLE 6482     26  16  0  112 SAND DANCERS (233)
AIMED BLOW       TITANIA 5835                8   7  0   90 SUPERIOR FORCES 3J (651)
WALL OF STEEL    JESSE TAVAN 6514           19  13  0   80 SAND DANCERS (233)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MURGON 6477.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
DILBERT 6587.  The ten other most popular fighters were MURGON 6477, KASSELA TYL DRU 
6576, DILYS TYL KOGAN 6515, METHADONE 6394, MING THE TERRIBLE 6482, DURVAN 6491, 
JESSE TAVAN 6514, BACKLASH 6518, LIQUID COURAGE 6574, and PORGARAL 6580.

The least popular fighter this week was CHURRO THE SPIKE 6554.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were TITANIA 5835, PORGARAL 6580, LIQUID COURAGE 6574, BACKLASH 
6518, JESSE TAVAN 6514, DURVAN 6491, MING THE TERRIBLE 6482, METHADONE 6394, DILYS 
TYL KOGAN 6515, and KASSELA TYL DRU 6576.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

METHADONE (65-6394) PARANOIA (702)

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

KOREEN (65-6490) REFUGEES (377)

               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 October 1st will be deleted.  If you have 
questions about any of your teams, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI