DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/10/2004    Duedate: 11/23/2004

DAL SHANG ARENA

DM-65    TURN-329

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TITANIA
SUPERIOR FORCES 3J (651)
(65-5835) [14-8-0,179]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TITANIA                        POSITION IS EMPTY
SUPERIOR FORCES 3J (651)       
(65-5835) [14-8-0,179]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DURVAN                         WITCH DOCTOR
SAND DANCERS (233)             MYSTERY MACHINE (581)
(65-6491) [22-25-1,92]         (65-6166) [15-8-1,100]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SAND DANCERS (233)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MYSTERY MACHINE (581)       28
2. SAND DANCERS (233)          16      SUPERIOR FORCES 3J (651)
3. SUPERIOR FORCES 3J (651)    12      Unchartered Team
4. REFUGEES (377)               7
5. MARVELOUS BASTARDS (573)     0      MYTORI'S OWN (262)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 SUPERIOR FORCES 3J (651)  14   8  0 63.6   1/ 1 SAND DANCERS (233)        8  7 1
 2- 2 MAGNIFICENT BASTAR (564)  98  72  4 57.6   2/ 4 MYSTERY MACHINE (581)     6  5 0
 3- 3 MARVELOUS BASTARDS (573)  65  48  9 57.5   3/ 2 REFUGEES (377)            6  6 0
 4/ 4 MYSTERY MACHINE (581)    176 149  9 54.2   4/ 5 SUPERIOR FORCES 3J (651)  3  0 0
 5/ 5 REFUGEES (377)           336 398 10 45.8   5- 3 MARVELOUS BASTARDS (573)  3  0 0
 6/ 6 SAND DANCERS (233)       644 796 14 44.7   6- 6 MAGNIFICENT BASTAR (564)  1  0 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in DAL SHANG this turn, and let's 
start with a look at some of the teams.  And let's see, WITCH DOCTOR fought JESSE 
TAVAN and gained 16 points and contributed to MYSTERY MACHINE's 3-1-0.  TEBAS TEN 
KOGAN has lost to THE SWAMI, falling 3 points, while helping make SAND DANCERS a 
2-3-0 turn.  Well done, DAL SHANG, the Duelmaster was this turn's most challenged 
warrior.  Perhaps TITANIA is not as thrilled, being challenged 2 times.  MANO TIKI 
TIA challenged for the Duelmastership this turn, attempting to dethrone SUPERIOR 
FORCES 3J's warrior.  The attempts to dethrone the Duelmaster have failed, and 
TITANIA remains DAL SHANG's top warrior for another turn.  Can someone confirm a 
rumor for me?  I hear the top team makes their losing fighters do dishes at The 
Blazing Unicorn until they win.  Maybe?   
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.  SAND DANCERS has cause to stand tall, as they were DAL 
SHANG's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to beat.  And guess 
who avoided SAND DANCERS stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was MYSTERY MACHINE. 
Anyone surprised?   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  A brave warrior does not carry a red shield, he has nothing to cover 
or hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep your 
swords sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until you see my quill in DAL SHANG again, 
farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TITANIA 5835                 14   8  0   179       SUPERIOR FORCES 3J (651)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CAPTAIN AWESOME 5210         20   9  3   135       MARVELOUS BASTARDS (573)
 WITCH DOCTOR 6166            15   8  1   100       MYSTERY MACHINE (581)
 DURVAN 6491                  22  25  1    92       SAND DANCERS (233)
 MANO TIKI TIA 6076           14  12  1    92       MYSTERY MACHINE (581)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JESSE TAVAN 6514             23  16  0    85       SAND DANCERS (233)
 THE SWAMI 6224               12   9  0    73       MYSTERY MACHINE (581)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHURRO THE SPIKE 6554        10  15  0    51       REFUGEES (377)
-MERRI HOLIDAZE 6110           4   0  1    51       MARVELOUS BASTARDS (573)
 KASSILA TYL DRU 6597          4   1  0    50       SAND DANCERS (233)
 TEBAS TEN KOGAN 6598          4   1  0    38       SAND DANCERS (233)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DAKORIL 6596                  5   2  1    31       REFUGEES (377)
 LORGAN TEN VARN 6605          3   0  1    29       SAND DANCERS (233)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LT. HAMMAKO 6606              1   0  0    15       MYSTERY MACHINE (581)
-CRYSTAL RUNEBLADE 6111        1   2  0     7       MARVELOUS BASTARDS (573)
 GOBARL 6604                   1   2  0     5       REFUGEES (377)
 RAGOLAS 6607                  0   1  0     1       REFUGEES (377)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
WAX PHANTOM 6418       0  2 0 MYSTERY MACHINE 581   DAKORIL 6596          326 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Mano Tiki Tia -- My momma done tol' me, don't mess with no golems.  Or words to that
effect.  (sigh)  So long as I stayed home in our village, that was not a problem.
There aren't any golems there.  As if!  But here in the arena...well, it's different.
-- Jesse Tavan
P.S.  Don't you think you could get a gender attachment or something?  I've heard
that they are available.  And it would make things more interesting.

The Swami -- Ah, I see why you lost.  You spent the whole fifty-five seconds of the
fight meditating fiercely in order to learn all those skills.  Whew!  It was
exhausting just watching you. -- Durvan

Oh, gods of my mother!  The standbys again.  I wish Jai Arral had let me really carve
up Sagat.  Everyone from Paidan should be carved up, in fact.  A bunch of thieves,
pirates, and cutthroats. -- Kassila tyl Dru

Ha!  I dealt properly with Korka the Hairy!  I followed the spy reporter's advice,
took a dagger, and shaved him close.  Did he ever howl! -- Tebas ten Kogan, also
known as the Barber

So, when are they going to change this fool's name to Herrol One-Finger?  Or No-
Finger?  I'd be glad to help.  Everyone knows half elves are even worse than elves
when it comes to being sneaky. -- Lorgan ten Varn

Assorted curses of great depth and vigor!  Blasphemies!  Wholesale imprecations! --
Ghost of Porgaral

It isn't that I really dislike Mim Yellowhair, in fact, she can be a lot of fun
during a night on the town, but I felt I had to defeat her as a way of indicating my
disapproval of Sagat of Paidan's unjustified slaying of Porgaral.  A team solidarity
sort of thing. -- Churro the Spike

The way to handle Oltimal the Lame is to go for his legs.  It's his primary weakness.
-- Dakoril
P.S.  He really hates it when we start runs in his stockings.  I chased one of those
stockings clear out of the arena!  Never seen one run so fast.

I think Herrol Two-Finger is actually a wizard, or else in league with one.
Regenerating fingers.  Nothing else explains it. -- Gobarl

     A really good seamstress? -- Ed.

22 October 2004
                         Youngblood's Three and Out Contest

I would like to take this time to announce and invite all managers to compete in what
I think will be an awesome contest.  If you haven't ever TC'd at a tourney before,
here is your chance.  The contest will start Wednesday, December 1, 2004, but a
chance will be given November 17 to dark arena, only, any warrior that you do not see
fit to run in the contest.  So now that I have your attention, here are the rules
(like you didn't know they were coming sooner or later).

 1.  Any manager participating can enter one team, only.
 2.  No sandbagging whatsoever.  (I will keep up with it, every turn.)
 3.  No teams or warriors will be allowed to run after contest starts.
 4.  All warriors will run until they lose three times, after three losses they are
     eliminated.
 5.  If a warrior sits out a turn, they are accounted with a loss in the contest.
     This is to keep warriors with winning records from sitting out until the end of
     the contest.
 6.  If a warrior is killed during the contest, the replacement cannot enter the
     contest.
 7.  If a warrior is killed, bloodfeuding is allowed, but only by a warrior that is
     active in the contest.
 8.  If a warrior is run after being eliminated, the manager is disqualified from the
     contest, no questions asked.
 9.  Challenges are legal, up or down.
10.  Contest will keep going until 1 warrior is left without three losses, and that

     warrior, of course, is accounted the winner.
11.  All managers participating will be asked to purchase a rollup certificate, to be
     awarded to the winners of the contest.

                                    <<<PRIZES>>>

     As I have already said, and according to participation, rollups will be awarded
to the first and second place managers.  So the majority and minority of the rollups
will be determined when all are accumulated.
     Contest Champion--2 Faves prizes, and majority of rollup certificates
     Contest Runner-up--1 Faves prize, and minority of rollup certificates
     So once again I invite all managers old and new to participate in what should be
a fierce and challenging contest.  <<<REMEMBER, FIRST OFFICIAL TURN OF THE CONTEST IS
DECEMBER THE FIRST, AND AS I SAID BEFORE, THE TURN BEFORE (NOVEMBER 17TH) YOU MAY
DARK ARENA CHALLENGE ONLY!!!  ANY WARRIOR WITH ANY FE (FIGHT EXPERIENCE) WHEN THE
CONTEST STARTS WILL BE ELIMINATED FROM THE CONTEST.

                          YOUNGBLOOD of WENSINWASIN

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MANO TIKI TIA was devastated by TITANIA in a 1 minute Challenge Title fight.
WITCH DOCTOR vanquished JESSE TAVAN in a exciting 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
DURVAN was overpowered by CAPTIAN LENSAR in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched duel.
THE SWAMI overpowered TEBAS TEN KOGAN in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
KASSILA TYL DRU devastated SAGAT OF PAIDAN in a 1 minute gory uneven brawl.
CHURRO THE SPIKE bested KORKA THE HAIRY in a 1 minute mismatched match.
DAKORIL handily defeated FELTAR OF ILLIS in a 1 minute uneven fight.
LORGAN TEN VARN vanquished BERVAN THE TINKER in a 1 minute uneven duel.
GOBARL was vanquished by LT. HAMMAKO in a 1 minute gruesome uneven fight.
RAGOLAS was overpowered by BERVAN THE TINKER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -   1 -  1      90  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   2 -  1      71  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    14 -   6 -  0      70  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW        16 -   7 -  0      70  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -   5 -  0      69  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         TOTAL PARRY        5 -   3 -  0      63  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         WALL OF STEEL      9 -   6 -  0      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK     8 -  11 -  0      42  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   6 -  0      40  |

Turn 329 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-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         3  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       TITANIA 5835               14   8  0  179 SUPERIOR FORCES 3J (651)
SLASHING ATTACK  WITCH DOCTOR 6166          15   8  1  100 MYSTERY MACHINE (581)
LUNGING ATTACK   MANO TIKI TIA 6076         14  12  1   92 MYSTERY MACHINE (581)
WALL OF STEEL    JESSE TAVAN 6514           23  16  0   85 SAND DANCERS (233)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DURVAN 6491.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
WITCH DOCTOR 6166.  The ten other most popular fighters were THE SWAMI 6224, KASSILA 
TYL DRU 6597, LT. HAMMAKO 6606, TITANIA 5835, CHURRO THE SPIKE 6554, DAKORIL 6596, 
JESSE TAVAN 6514, DURVAN 6491, LORGAN TEN VARN 6605, and MANO TIKI TIA 6076.

The least popular fighter this week was RAGOLAS 6607.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were GOBARL 6604, TEBAS TEN KOGAN 6598, MANO TIKI TIA 6076, LORGAN TEN VARN 
6605, DURVAN 6491, JESSE TAVAN 6514, DAKORIL 6596, CHURRO THE SPIKE 6554, TITANIA 
5835, and LT. HAMMAKO 6606.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

TITANIA (65-5835) SUPERIOR FORCES 3J (651)