DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/15/2004    Duedate: 09/28/2004

DAL SHANG ARENA

DM-65    TURN-325

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TITANIA
SUPERIOR FORCES 3J (651)
(65-5835) [10-8-0,123]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TITANIA                        POSITION IS EMPTY
SUPERIOR FORCES 3J (651)       
(65-5835) [10-8-0,123]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MURGON                         JESSE TAVAN
REFUGEES (377)                 SAND DANCERS (233)
(65-6477) [24-24-2,105]        (65-6514) [22-13-0,90]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SAND DANCERS (233)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MARVELOUS BASTARDS (573)    24
2. SUPERIOR FORCES 3J (651)    16      MARVELOUS BASTARDS (573)
3. SAND DANCERS (233)           9      Unchartered Team
4. THE CAUSEY WAY (659)         0
5. REFUGEES (377)              -9      HITLIST 25 (641)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*THE CAUSEY WAY (659)       4   0  0  100   1/ 1 SAND DANCERS (233)       11  4 0
 2/ 0 MARVELOUS BASTARDS (573)  60  47  9 56.1   2/ 2 REFUGEES (377)            9  3 0
 3/ 3 SUPERIOR FORCES 3J (651)  10   8  0 55.6   3/ 0 MARVELOUS BASTARDS (573)  2  1 0
 4/ 6 REFUGEES (377)           328 390  9 45.7   4/ 6 SUPERIOR FORCES 3J (651)  2  1 0
 5/ 7 SAND DANCERS (233)       633 787 13 44.6   5- 5*THE CAUSEY WAY (659)      1  0 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

      * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ *

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                 -------------------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 324): TITANIA of SUPERIOR FORCES 3J (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  74 CHAVEZ RAVINE (turn 297): RIOT ACT of INSIGNIFICANCE (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 292): P'JERIN of FIFTH QUARTER (T'Loi, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 279): KARA HELLBLADE of NOTORIOUS BASTARDS ( ! , mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 256): KHORA THE SMALL of SAND DANCERS from LIN TIRIAN
                              (Rebina, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                       --------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 324): SAND DANCERS (Lani, mgr.)
 DM  74 CHAVEZ RAVINE (turn 297): SLYTHERIN HOUSE (Salazar Slytherin, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 292): FIFTH QUARTER (T'Loi, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 279): NOTORIOUS BASTARDS ( ! , mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 256): SLYTHERIN HOUSE (Rillion, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 323): DILYS TYL KOGAN of SAND DANCERS (Lani, 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.  KASSILA TYL DRU caught the eye of 
many in the gladiatorial commission as she skillfully bested OLTIMAL THE LAME and was 
awarded 21 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, MERRI 
HOLIDAZE put down DAKORIL, causing him to lose 11 points of recognition in the 
process.  Unwilling to wait upon the will of others, Duelmaster TITANIA challenged 
MING THE TERRIBLE last week in a match to decide the fate of the throne.  Although 
MING THE TERRIBLE made a valiant effort, it did not suffice to topple the reign of 
victorious TITANIA.  Would you believe that over half of the old women in DAL SHANG 
seem to feel that they could fight better than you gladiators?   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city DAL SHANG.  I saw one fighter that warriors avoided when this week's 
challenge seeking began.  SAND DANCERS is feared.  This much I can say.  Apparently 
the stalwarts of SUPERIOR FORCES 3J are catching the bulk of jests down at the 
challenging board for their large share of the avoids.  Loose talk at the arena has 
reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters are after MING 
THE TERRIBLE.  Watch your back!   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  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!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in DAL SHANG.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  Ahh, but I can hear the spires 
of a far off city calling to me.  I must away!  Till we meet again, remember:  a 
turtle walks slow, hides head in a shell, and harms no one; a lion runs to slay its 
prey.-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TITANIA 5835                 10   8  0   123       SUPERIOR FORCES 3J (651)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CAPTAIN AWESOME 5210         18   9  3   120       MARVELOUS BASTARDS (573)
 MURGON 6477                  24  24  2   105       REFUGEES (377)
 MING THE TERRIBLE 6482       28  17  0   101       SAND DANCERS (233)
 DURVAN 6491                  21  22  1    92       SAND DANCERS (233)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JESSE TAVAN 6514             22  13  0    90       SAND DANCERS (233)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CAUSEY 5881                   4   0  0    54       THE CAUSEY WAY (659)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHURRO THE SPIKE 6554         8  13  0    45       REFUGEES (377)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PORGARAL 6580                 7   2  0    33       REFUGEES (377)
 MERRI HOLIDAZE 6110           3   0  1    33       MARVELOUS BASTARDS (573)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KASSILA TYL DRU 6597          1   0  0    21       SAND DANCERS (233)
 DAKORIL 6596                  2   1  0    12       REFUGEES (377)
 TEBAS TEN KOGAN 6598          1   0  0    10       SAND DANCERS (233)
 CRYSTAL RUNEBLADE 6111        0   1  0     1       MARVELOUS BASTARDS (573)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Titania -- At least you re-took the throne on a win.  Much better than getting it by
default as I go out the door.  Well, not "out the door," that's just a figure of
speech, of course.  In actual fact, I'm headed for the waterfront and the weekly
packet to Alastari.  But still. -- Dilys tyl Kogan

I'd expect Captain Lensar to teach better.  Sure, he's a standby, but he's the top-
of-the-line standby.  That should count for something, shouldn't it? -- Durvan

If I'd known a standby was going to kill Kassela, I would NOT have told the Master of
the Edge that he was a fine opponent.  It isn't that I really LIKED Kassela, well, I
didn't DISlike her, but still.  It's the principle of the thing. -- Ming the Terribly
Annoyed

And yet another standby.  (sigh) -- Jesse Tavan

Sagat of Paidan -- I hope you go home to Paidan and everybody turns away from you.  I
hope they won't serve you in the taverns, and nobody will clean your drains, and they
won't let you keep company with their daughters! -- Ghost of Kassela tyl Dru
P.S.  And I'm going to reincarnate and come to GET you.

That was actually kinda cool!  The Master of Edge--a fine opponent--disarmed me, and
we fought it out, fist to fist!  What a battle! -- Murgon
P.S.  I won, too.  I do like that part.

Wow, that Mim Yellowhair is really put together right!  I really go for these buxom
Orc women, you know.... -- Porgaral

Damned standby didn't teach me a thing. -- Churro the Spike

Gosh, I didn't know elf types, even half-elfs, could be so slow and clumsy.  I
thought they were fast as winking and graceful and all. -- Dakoril

Sultan -- I'm not organized enough to challenge. -- Zarla, Refugees

Kassela tyl Dru -- You did not belong in the arena, woman.  I have done you a favor.
-- Sagat of Paidan

Murgon -- An excellent fight, young man.  You show unusual promise compared with the
typical weapon-obsessed gladiator.  Perhaps you should consider fighting without
weapons more often. -- Lo Kai, Master of the Edge
P.S.  Silly name, since I don't use any edge but the edge of my hand.

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

TITANIA devastated MING THE TERRIBLE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title fight.
CAPTAIN AWESOME vanquished DURVAN in a 1 minute uneven battle.
MURGON demolished LENDO TEN CHARDIN in a 1 minute uneven fight.
JESSE TAVAN viciously subdued MASTER OF THE EDGE in a 2 minute gory one-sided contest.
PORGARAL was demolished by ONE-EYED YOFAN in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
CHURRO THE SPIKE won victory over SAGAT OF PAIDAN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute fight.
MERRI HOLIDAZE overpowered DAKORIL in a 1 minute gory mismatched brawl.
CRYSTAL RUNEBLADE was handily defeated by TEBAS TEN KOGAN in a 1 minute uneven melee.
KASSILA TYL DRU vanquished OLTIMAL THE LAME in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL     11 -   3 -  0      79  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         LUNGING ATTACK     9 -   3 -  0      75  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         TOTAL PARRY        7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW        22 -  14 -  0      61  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK    12 -   8 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -   8 -  1      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   8 -  0      38  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   6 -  0      25  |

Turn 325 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         1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  WALL OF STEEL  
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       TITANIA 5835               10   8  0  123 SUPERIOR FORCES 3J (651)
LUNGING ATTACK   CAPTAIN AWESOME 5210       18   9  3  120 MARVELOUS BASTARDS (573)
TOTAL PARRY      MING THE TERRIBLE 6482     28  17  0  101 SAND DANCERS (233)
WALL OF STEEL    JESSE TAVAN 6514           22  13  0   90 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 
JESSE TAVAN 6514.  The ten other most popular fighters were MERRI HOLIDAZE 6110, 
KASSILA TYL DRU 6597, TITANIA 5835, CAPTAIN AWESOME 5210, MURGON 6477, CHURRO THE 
SPIKE 6554, TEBAS TEN KOGAN 6598, MING THE TERRIBLE 6482, DURVAN 6491, and PORGARAL 
6580.

The least popular fighter this week was CRYSTAL RUNEBLADE 6111.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were DAKORIL 6596, PORGARAL 6580, DURVAN 6491, MING THE TERRIBLE 
6482, TEBAS TEN KOGAN 6598, CHURRO THE SPIKE 6554, MURGON 6477, CAPTAIN AWESOME 5210, 
TITANIA 5835, and KASSILA TYL DRU 6597.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

MURGON (65-6477) REFUGEES (377)
MING THE TERRIBLE (65-6482) SAND DANCERS (233)