DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/17/2005    Duedate: 08/30/2005

DAL SHANG ARENA

DM-65    TURN-349

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BACKLASH
TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)
(65-6518) [16-3-1,139]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BACKLASH                       5 GOLDEN WARRIORS
TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)          GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS (717)
(65-6518) [16-3-1,139]         (65-6624) [4-0-1,66]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TEBAS TEN KOGAN                BACKLASH
SAND DANCERS (233)             TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)
(65-6598) [14-11-0,89]         (65-6518) [16-3-1,139]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS (717)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS (717)  34
2. WILD KINGDOM (716)          23      TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)
3. TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)       11      Unchartered Team
4. CUBICLE CRUSADERS (714)      8
5. REFUGEES (377)              -6      WILD KINGDOM (716)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*WILD KINGDOM (716)         1   0  0  100   1/ 1*GOT IT FOR CHRISTM (717) 13  2 2
 2/ 1*GOT IT FOR CHRISTM (717)  18   2  3 90.0   2/ 2 SAND DANCERS (233)        6  9 0
 3/ 2*CUBICLE CRUSADERS (714)    4   2  0 66.7   3/ 4 TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)     3  0 0
 4/ 3 TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)    132  90  5 59.5   4/ 3 REFUGEES (377)            3  6 0
 5/ 4 REFUGEES (377)           372 439 13 45.9   5/ 0*WILD KINGDOM (716)        1  0 0
 6/ 5 SAND DANCERS (233)       703 836 16 45.7   6/ 5*CUBICLE CRUSADERS (714)   1  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

     Well, what are you looking at, DAL SHANG?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  And if variety is the spice of life, DAL 
SHANG may be getting bland, as BACKLASH stays top dog in the city.  Kickbacks and 
bribes, kickbacks and bribes, how else do you think some of these guys win their 
fights?  Skill?  Ha!   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  
DANNAL TEN VARN was challenged more times this turn than the Duelmaster.  Now was the 
DM insulted or feared?  Heh, heh.  I guess I can give a little credit to 5 GOLDEN 
WARRIORS of GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS for challenging up by 20 to DANNAL TEN VARN.  5 
GOLDEN WARRIORS won to get 66 points of recognition.   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  We're all going to die in the end, so why worry if 
the fate catches up with you sooner that later?   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Phlllt!  Just had to do that before 
I leave the fine city of DAL SHANG.  I feel much better now.  Glad to see the back of 
this place-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BACKLASH 6518                16   3  1   139       TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TEBAS TEN KOGAN 6598         14  11  0    89       SAND DANCERS (233)
 DAKORIL 6596                 17  10  1    83       REFUGEES (377)
 JERI TAVAN 6615              11   5  0    74       SAND DANCERS (233)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 5 GOLDEN WARRIORS 6624        4   0  1    66       GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS (717)
 GOBARL 6604                  11  12  0    63       REFUGEES (377)
 KO LAO-DEN 6614              10   6  1    60       SAND DANCERS (233)
 RAGOLAS 6607                  8  13  2    60       REFUGEES (377)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KASSAL TEN DRU 6608          10   8  0    56       SAND DANCERS (233)
 DILBERT 6587                  4   2  0    48       CUBICLE CRUSADERS (714)
 RED RYDER 6626                4   0  1    45       GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS (717)
 DANNAL TEN VARN 6621          7   1  1    43       SAND DANCERS (233)
 VIRGINIA, NO SANTA 6623       4   0  0    37       GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS (717)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ARMOREDILLO 6618              1   0  0    23       WILD KINGDOM (716)
 LUMP COAL 6625                3   1  1    21       GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS (717)
 MY TWO FRONT TEETH 6622       3   1  0    10       GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS (717)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
CHURRO THE SPIKE 6554 16 26 1 REFUGEES 377          BACKLASH 6518         346         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Refugees -- Belated apologies for spiking Churro.  You may haunt me, of course.  I
welcome it. -- Backlash

Backlash -- They tell me that it's good that you're spreading your violence and
destructiveness around, in so far as that can be done in this tiny arena.  I don't
know about that, but I hope you'll spread it elsewhere. -- Ko Lao-den

Ed. -- In Dal Shang, no.  We could use a little of that action.  Do we have to import
Kansas boys to get it?

     No, I think it might help, but it's not NECESSARY. -- Ed.

4 August 2005
Ladies and Gentlemen...The Announcement You Have All Been Waiting For Is Here!!!!!!!!

ZalCon3...The Rebirth!!!!!!! 

The Rules Are Simple, The Prizes Are Awesome, The Competition Fierce!

Where:  Dullens (DM13)  When:  October 8th, 2005

The Rules:
Every Manager Must DA Their Entire Team On The First Turn They Enter The Contest.
All Warriors DA'd In This Manner MUST Be At Zero FE And May Fight In The Contest If
They Live.  The Style Of The Warrior Must Be Present In The Name In A Non Ambiguous
Manner, Standard Abbreviations Accepted.  Scoring Starts On The 3rd Turn Of The
Contest Which Will Also Be The First Turn After The October Mail In.  Dead Warriors
May Be Entered From The Contest To Dead Apprentices ONLY--And With Zero FE!!!!!  All
Living Warriors May Be Entered Into Rookies or Apprentices For The October Mail In.

Scoring:
 1 Point For Each Win.
 1 Point For Each Kill.
-1 Point For Each Loss.
-1 Point For Each Death.

Categories:
Ultimate Style Master:  Warrior Of Any Style With The Most Style Master Points.
Top Team:  Team With The Most Points At The End Of The Contest.
Top Warrior:  Warrior With The Most Points At The End Of The Contest.
MVP Team:  Team With The Most Free Fight Awards At The End Of The Contest.
MVP Warrior:  Warrior With The Most Free Fight Awards At The End Of The Contest.
Style Master:  Warrior With The Most Points Vs. Style In Each Style At The End Of The
               Contest.
Warrior Top 11:  Next 10 Top Point Gaining Warriors At The End Of The Contest.
Iron Manager:  Any Manager With 100 Fights During The Contest (20 Turns Plus 2 Pre
               Turns).
***Special Category*** An Additional Top Team Award Will Be Granted For Each 5 Iron
Manager Awards Starting At 6.

Prizes:
Ultimate Style Master, Top Team, Top Warrior:  +1 To Bonus, Damage Bump, Free Train
                                              Or Learn 2 Skills, Favorites Knowledge.
MVP Team And MVP Warrior:  20 Rollups.
Style Master:  +1 To Bonus.
Warrior Top 11:  Free Train Or Learn 2 Skills. 
Iron Manager:  +1 To Bonus.

Please Contact Zalgor Prigg Via Diplo (Armor & Weapons DM102) or Email
(zalgor@hotmail.com) Should You Have Any Questions Or Wish A Free Team Rollup To Dark
Arena On Turn 1.

Disclaimer:  All Prizes Are To Be Used On Contest Team Only And Are Non Transferable.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

5 GOLDEN WARRIORS devastated DANNAL TEN VARN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
BACKLASH demolished TEBAS TEN KOGAN in a popular 1 minute one-sided Title melee.
KO LAO-DEN was vanquished by HELVAN QUICKHAND in a 1 minute gory mismatched brawl.
DAKORIL defeated MASTER OF THE EDGE in a 1 minute match.
JERI TAVAN was devastated by CAPTIAN LENSAR in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
GOBARL was overpowered by SWEET ANELLA in a 1 minute bloody one-sided struggle.
KASSAL TEN DRU was handily defeated by HELVAN QUICKHAND in a 1 minute uneven fight.
RAGOLAS lost to CAPTIAN LENSAR in a action packed 1 minute duel.
DILBERT vanquished LUMP COAL in a 1 minute uneven fight.
RED RYDER vanquished SAGAT OF PAIDAN in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
VIRGINIA, NO SANTA beat MIM YELLOWHAIR in a 1 minute novice's melee.
MY TWO FRONT TEETH was overpowered by ARMOREDILLO in a 2 minute one-sided match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   7         AIMED BLOW        17 -   2 -  1      89  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         WALL OF STEEL      8 -   1 -  1      89  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        9 -   3 -  1      75  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK    29 -  11 -  3      73  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         TOTAL PARRY        2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   5 -  1      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK     1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         STRIKING ATTACK    5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   6 -  0      14  |

Turn 349 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-LUNGE        1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     3 -  4         4  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       BACKLASH 6518              16   3  1  139 TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)
SLASHING ATTACK  TEBAS TEN KOGAN 6598       14  11  0   89 SAND DANCERS (233)
PARRY-LUNGE      DAKORIL 6596               17  10  1   83 REFUGEES (377)
BASHING ATTACK   5 GOLDEN WARRIORS 6624      4   0  1   66 GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS (717)
STRIKING ATTACK  KASSAL TEN DRU 6608        10   8  0   56 SAND DANCERS (233)
LUNGING ATTACK   DILBERT 6587                4   2  0   48 CUBICLE CRUSADERS (714)
WALL OF STEEL    DANNAL TEN VARN 6621        7   1  1   43 SAND DANCERS (233)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TEBAS TEN KOGAN 6598.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was BACKLASH 6518.  The ten other most popular fighters were 5 GOLDEN WARRIORS 
6624, MY TWO FRONT TEETH 6622, ARMOREDILLO 6618, DAKORIL 6596, DILBERT 6587, RED 
RYDER 6626, VIRGINIA, NO SANTA 6623, DANNAL TEN VARN 6621, RAGOLAS 6607, and LUMP 
COAL 6625.

The least popular fighter this week was KASSAL TEN DRU 6608.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were GOBARL 6604, JERI TAVAN 6615, KO LAO-DEN 6614, TEBAS TEN KOGAN 
6598, LUMP COAL 6625, RAGOLAS 6607, DANNAL TEN VARN 6621, VIRGINIA, NO SANTA 6623, 
RED RYDER 6626, and DILBERT 6587.