DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/09/2007    Duedate: 02/22/2007

TARRGIR ARENA

DM-66    TURN-252

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TP-CARP
D-LID-BIGMEANFISH (507)
(66-4289) [1-0-0,14]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

POSITION IS EMPTY              TP-CARP
                               D-LID-BIGMEANFISH (507)
                               (66-4289) [1-0-0,14]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PS-TURD BUNGLER                PS-TURD BUNGLER
D-LID-INQUISITION (484)        D-LID-INQUISITION (484)
(66-4290) [1-0-0,8]            (66-4290) [1-0-0,8]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

D-OUT-DOC LEGRAND'S (508)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. D-OUT-ANDORIA (495)         30
2. D-OUT-DOC LEGRAND'S (508)   28      OFFENDED (146)
3. F-FZ-IZZLE (489)            28      Unchartered Team
4. A-AF-NEED 4 SPEED (482)     27
5. D-LID-MOB THUGS (448)       27      A-AF-NEED 4 SPEED (482)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*A-AF-NEED 4 SPEED (482)    4   5  1 44.4   1/ 0*D-OUT-DOC LEGRAND' (508)  4  1 0
 2/ 5*D-OUT-ANDORIA (495)        4   6  1 40.0   2/ 1*A-AF-NEED 4 SPEED (482)   4  5 1
 3/24*A-AF-SHNAPP ATTACK (501)   4   6  0 40.0   3/16*D-OUT-ANDORIA (495)       4  6 1
 4/ 0*D-OUT-DOC LEGRAND' (508)   4   6  0 40.0   4/22*A-AF-SHNAPP ATTACK (501)  4  6 0
 5/16*F-FZ-COOL WORDS (493)      3   7  1 30.0   5/14*F-FZ-COOL WORDS (493)     3  7 1
 6/12*D-LID-BIGMEANFISH (507)    3   7  0 30.0   6/ 4*D-LID-MOB THUGS (448)     3  7 0
 7/ 7*D-LID-MOB THUGS (448)      3   7  0 30.0   7/21*D-LID-INQUISITION (484)   3  7 0
 8/ 8*D-LID-INQUISITION (484)    3   7  0 30.0   8/ 9*D-OUT-PLAYMATES (487)     3  7 0
 9/10*D-OUT-PLAYMATES (487)      3   7  0 30.0   9/10*F-NO-ANT HAMMERZ (488)    3  7 0
10/11*F-NO-ANT HAMMERZ (488)     3   7  0 30.0  10/11*F-FZ-IZZLE (489)          3  7 0
11/ 6*F-FZ-IZZLE (489)           3   7  0 30.0  11/ 6*D-LID-BIGMEANFISH (507)   3  7 0
12/19*F-CDC-LUROCIANS (496)      3   7  0 30.0  12/17*F-CDC-LUROCIANS (496)     3  7 0
13- 2*A-GQ-BLOODGUARD (492)      1   4  0 20.0  13- 2*A-GQ-BLOODGUARD (492)     1  4 0
14/22*A-GQ-DECEIT (499)          1   6  0 14.3  14/ 3*A-GQ-DECEIT (499)         1  6 0
15/25*A-GQ-ANDORIAN POWE (502)   1   7  0 12.5  15/23*A-GQ-ANDORIAN POWE (502)  1  7 0
16/18*F-CDC DARC-CYIIIDE (506)   1   9  0 10.0  16/ 7*F-CDC DARC-CYIIIDE (506)  1  9 0
17/ 3*D-LID-WASTELAND (483)      1   9  0 10.0  17/20*D-LID-WASTELAND (483)     1  9 0
18/ 9*D-LID-LBA LEGENDS (485)    1   9  0 10.0  18/ 8*D-LID-LBA LEGENDS (485)   1  9 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/14*F-FZ-MY BRO'S (491)        1   9  0 10.0  19/13*F-FZ-MY BRO'S (491)       1  9 0
20/23*F-FZ-DARC CIYIIIID (500)   1   9  0 10.0  20/ 5*F-FZ-DARC CIYIIIID (500)  1  9 0
21/13*F-CDC-DEMONS (490)         0  10  0  0.0  21/12*F-CDC-DEMONS (490)        0 10 0
22/20*A-AF-BUBBLEHEADS (497)     0   6  0  0.0  22/18*A-AF-BUBBLEHEADS (497)    0  6 0
23- 4*A-GQ-TERMINATORS (504)     0   5  0  0.0  23-24*A-GQ-KILLERS (503)        0  5 0
24-26*A-GQ-KILLERS (503)         0   5  0  0.0  24-25*A-GQ-TERMINATORS (504)    0  5 0
25-15*A-GQ-BLOODRAGE (505)       0   5  0  0.0  25-26*A-GQ-BLOODRAGE (505)      0  5 0
26-17*F-CDC-PIP DUDES (494)      0   5  0  0.0  26-15*F-CDC-PIP DUDES (494)     0  5 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster here with my bag to give you the news on last 
week's fights.  We now have a new top team for all of you guys to dogpile on.  
D-OUT-DOC LEGRAND'S now holds the crown and they are betting they can keep it.  Take 
a look at D-OUT-ANDORIA's act, as they have a 4-1-1 week and gain 13 places in the 
team ranking.  Rising in the ranks like a loaf of armored bread (okay, I admit it's 
corny) is A-AF-SHNAPP ATTACK, who swept up 18 places in the ranks.  Take a look at 
D-LID-INQUISITION's act, as they have a 3-2-0 week and gain 14 places in the team 
ranking.  A seasoned team is steady in the lists.  But to A-GQ-DECEIT, which fell to 
14th, it's what you soak in before going to the Dark Arena.  What goes up, must come 
down.  Watch out TARRGIR!  F-FZ-DARC CIYIIIIDE may fall on you as it crushes past the 
teams below it to fall on the 20th spot.  Hey everybody, watch out for TP-CARP, who 
flew up 14 points in the rankings after mashing CORPORAL TIHL like a melon.  Keep 
your eye on this guy.  In front of all the crowds, TP-CARP took the Duelmaster's 
crown for his own.  I give the bum two weeks.  An apple a day keeps the doctor away, 
but an onion a day keeps T.P.s at bay.   
     Here is other news that is of note.   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  Here's some advice:  warriors with little wit and will may 
encounter problems on the trail to the Isle.   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in TARRGIR have no 
sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  Okay, so I may not be the 
world's best comedian, but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  And 
remember, you can pick your friends and you can pick your--(loud boos), oh, you've 
heard that one already!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TP-CARP 4289                  1   0  0    14       D-LID-BIGMEANFISH (507)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LU MUGGLE 4265                1   0  1    11       F-FZ-COOL WORDS (493)
 ST-IZZLE 4295                 1   0  0    11       F-FZ-IZZLE (489)
 ST-KENNELWORTH 4235           1   0  0    11       D-OUT-ANDORIA (495)
 LU-CALLOUS CROCODILE 4208     1   0  0    11       D-OUT-DOC LEGRAND'S (508)
 PR-AVISTA HAMMER 4211         1   0  0    11       F-NO-ANT HAMMERZ (488)
 ST-TOURNEY FLUFF 4282         1   0  0    11       D-LID-WASTELAND (483)
 BA-BIG BROTHER 4220           1   0  0    11       F-FZ-MY BRO'S (491)
 ST-STRIPE 4225                1   0  0    10       F-CDC-LUROCIANS (496)
 SL-DASH 4232                  1   0  0    10       A-AF-NEED 4 SPEED (482)
 BA FLUB 4268                  1   0  0    10       F-FZ-COOL WORDS (493)
 PS-FLO JO 4233                1   0  0    10       A-AF-NEED 4 SPEED (482)
 BA KRISTI CLINE 4270          1   0  0    10       D-OUT-PLAYMATES (487)
 BA-IZZLE 4296                 1   0  0    10       F-FZ-IZZLE (489)
 AB-RAKE 4304                  1   0  0    10       D-LID-MOB THUGS (448)
 ST-CORRUPT 4302               1   0  0    10       D-LID-MOB THUGS (448)
 ST UGAMUGGAH 4307             1   0  0    10       D-LID-LBA LEGENDS (485)
 PS-TURD BUNGLER 4290          1   0  0     8       D-LID-INQUISITION (484)
 SL-GHOTI 4236                 1   0  1     7       D-OUT-ANDORIA (495)
 AB MARY SHNAPP 4276           1   0  0     6       A-AF-SHNAPP ATTACK (501)
 LU BARRY SHNAPP 4278          1   0  0     6       A-AF-SHNAPP ATTACK (501)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PL PILLOW LEG 4259            1   0  0     6       F-FZ-DARC CIYIIIIDE (500)
 PL-FRECKLED FROG 4207         1   0  0     6       D-OUT-DOC LEGRAND'S (508)
 LU-BUTCH-ER 4291              1   0  0     6       D-LID-INQUISITION (484)
 AB-ADIE 4238                  1   0  0     6       D-OUT-ANDORIA (495)
 AB-RICKY BOBBY 4234           1   0  0     6       A-AF-NEED 4 SPEED (482)
 TP-AB 4240                    1   0  0     5       A-GQ-DECEIT (499)
 BA-RED SHINER 4286            1   0  0     5       D-LID-BIGMEANFISH (507)
 TP-IZZLE 4299                 1   0  0     5       F-FZ-IZZLE (489)
 AB-ARROYO HAMMER 4213         1   0  0     5       F-NO-ANT HAMMERZ (488)
 LU-LUCKY 4223                 1   0  0     5       F-CDC-LUROCIANS (496)
 LU LENNY 4250                 1   0  0     5       F-CDC DARC-CYIIIDE (506)
 WS-MANIAC HAMMER 4212         1   0  0     5       F-NO-ANT HAMMERZ (488)
 PS-MOTTLED GECKO 4206         1   0  0     5       D-OUT-DOC LEGRAND'S (508)
 TP-SEBASTARDIAN 4294          1   0  0     5       D-LID-INQUISITION (484)
 LU-TOXIC TOAD 4210            1   0  0     5       D-OUT-DOC LEGRAND'S (508)
 TP-INHUMANE 4300              1   0  0     5       D-LID-MOB THUGS (448)
 PR JENNY MCCARTHY 4273        1   0  0     5       D-OUT-PLAYMATES (487)
 PR-JRK 4237                   1   0  0     5       D-OUT-ANDORIA (495)
 TP TAYLOR JAMES 4274          1   0  0     5       D-OUT-PLAYMATES (487)
 TP SCARY SHNAPP 4277          1   0  0     5       A-AF-SHNAPP ATTACK (501)
 TP-BLACK CRAPPIE 4288         1   0  0     5       D-LID-BIGMEANFISH (507)
 TP AUTUMN 4262                1   0  0     3       A-GQ-ANDORIAN POWER (502)
 TP JERRY SHNAPP 4279          1   0  0     3       A-AF-SHNAPP ATTACK (501)
 TP DONGLE 4266                1   0  0     3       F-FZ-COOL WORDS (493)
 TP-TRICKY 4222                1   0  0     3       F-CDC-LUROCIANS (496)
 LU-IZZLE 4298                 0   1  0     1       F-FZ-IZZLE (489)
 LU-INFLAMMABLE 4281           0   1  0     1       D-LID-WASTELAND (483)
 LU-RAINBOW TROUT 4287         0   1  0     1       D-LID-BIGMEANFISH (507)
 BA HIGH TIDE 4308             0   1  0     1       D-LID-LBA LEGENDS (485)
 PS EVENING 4264               0   1  0     1       A-GQ-ANDORIAN POWER (502)
 ST-SOUL BROTHER 1 4216        0   1  0     1       F-FZ-MY BRO'S (491)
 SL-BLOOD BROTHER 4218         0   1  0     1       F-FZ-MY BRO'S (491)
 ST-GAZREK 4226                0   1  0     1       F-CDC-DEMONS (490)
 SL SAMBO 4251                 0   1  0     1       F-CDC DARC-CYIIIDE (506)
 ST LARRY SHNAPP 4275          0   1  0     1       A-AF-SHNAPP ATTACK (501)
 BA-SCOOTER 4227               0   1  0     1       F-CDC-DEMONS (490)
 BA-BRUISER 4221               0   1  0     1       F-CDC-LUROCIANS (496)
 BA NICOLE LENZ 4272           0   1  0     1       D-OUT-PLAYMATES (487)
 ST BIGFATHAIRYDEAL 4305       0   1  0     1       D-LID-LBA LEGENDS (485)
 WS SILL STILL 4257            0   1  0     1       F-FZ-DARC CIYIIIIDE (500)
 ST-MADMAN HAMMER 4214         0   1  0     1       F-NO-ANT HAMMERZ (488)
 ST-SPEED RACER 4205           0   1  0     1       A-AF-NEED 4 SPEED (482)
 SL-SNAPPING TURTLE 4209       0   1  0     1       D-OUT-DOC LEGRAND'S (508)
 TP TURD 4252                  0   1  0     1       F-CDC DARC-CYIIIDE (506)
 AB-WART BELLINS 4293          0   1  0     1       D-LID-INQUISITION (484)
 TP HARMLESS 4263              0   1  0     1       A-GQ-ANDORIAN POWER (502)
 LU-TYVIN 4229                 0   1  0     1       F-CDC-DEMONS (490)
 LU-BROOK TROUT 4285           0   1  0     1       D-LID-BIGMEANFISH (507)
 SL-TYVEK 4230                 0   1  0     1       F-CDC-DEMONS (490)
 TP-NAUTILUS 4245              0   1  0     1       A-AF-BUBBLEHEADS (497)
 BA-I DIE SOON 4280            0   1  0     1       D-LID-WASTELAND (483)
 ST-GAZZREK 4228               0   1  0     1       F-CDC-DEMONS (490)
 SL-SLAPPY 4224                0   1  0     1       F-CDC-LUROCIANS (496)
 LS SARDONIC LEE 4256          0   1  0     1       F-FZ-DARC CIYIIIIDE (500)
 BA-LITTLE BROTHER 4217        0   1  0     1       F-FZ-MY BRO'S (491)
 PL-IZZLE 4297                 0   1  0     1       F-FZ-IZZLE (489)
 SL-INFERNAL 4301              0   1  0     1       D-LID-MOB THUGS (448)
 TP-PS 4243                    0   1  0     1       A-GQ-DECEIT (499)
 AB PERNICIOUS 4269            0   1  0     1       F-FZ-COOL WORDS (493)
 SL SLOW AND LOW 4255          0   1  0     1       F-FZ-DARC CIYIIIIDE (500)
 SL SAMBOO 4254                0   1  0     1       F-CDC DARC-CYIIIDE (506)
 AB-DA 4292                    0   1  0     1       D-LID-INQUISITION (484)
 ST-BRUTALITY 4303             0   1  0     1       D-LID-MOB THUGS (448)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ST VURP 4267                  0   1  0     1       F-FZ-COOL WORDS (493)
 PS ELKE JEINSEN 4271          0   1  0     1       D-OUT-PLAYMATES (487)
 TP VANNA WHITE 4306           0   1  0     1       D-LID-LBA LEGENDS (485)
 TP-MANAGER 4239               0   1  0     1       D-OUT-ANDORIA (495)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
BA KILL ME 4309        0  1 0 D-LID-LBA LEGENDS 485 GENERAL KENDAR 25     252 NONE    
LU-DA2 4284            0  1 0 D-LID-WASTELAND 483   GENERAL KENDAR 25     252 NONE    
LU-DA1 4283            0  1 0 D-LID-WASTELAND 483   2ND LT. BHURG 19      252 NONE    
BA DA 4253             0  1 0 F-CDC DARC-CYIIID 506 ARENAMASTER SHAGEL 23 252 NONE    
LU LUNGE UNGER 4258    0  1 0 F-FZ-DARC CIYIIII 500 DRILL SERGEANT DHA 20 252 NONE    
SL-FRAT BROTHER 4219   0  1 0 F-FZ-MY BRO'S 491     LU MUGGLE 4265        252         
PS-MASQUE HAMMER 4215  0  1 0 F-NO-ANT HAMMERZ 488  SL-GHOTI 4236         252         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Regional Rumble Royale Renegades -- So it Begins! -- Hammer/Minister of War/Free
Blades Mercenary

To all participants of the RRR -- We meet here to prove the worth of our regions.
Know that we Andorians will battle to the non-fatal conclusion of every fight to show
that worth.  We might not stab you in the neck, but we will carve up your hands to
the point you can't visit the latrine without the help of a really good friend.  We
might not cave in your skull, but we will beat you about the ankles so badly you
won't even be able to wear sheepskin slippers without gritting your teeth against the
pain.  We do not believe in killing you but we seem to be ok with maiming you. --
Indimar Fallon

24 January 2007
The Council of Lords would like to propose a rule change in ADM and Primus.  We
propose that Lord Protectors ranked "Grand Champions" and below (ADM) and "The Tower
Guard" and below (Primus) be allowed to fight in the Dark Arena.  This would not
impact the top rankings or title match.  Any managers who never got his fill or shot
at fighting Gateway monsters would have it as an option.  We believe it might spark
some interest in the ADM/Primus realm for some managers.  If interested, speak up in
the newsletters or on forums under the "rules changes" thread and let RSI know.  This
could even be something to try for 12 months and then be re-evaluated.  What say you,
managers of Ghea? -- The Icelord sends....

29 January 2007
     HDFA Mission Statement
     "Show me the money!"
     This is the battle cry of a newly formed collection of like-minded individuals:
The High Dolla' Free Agent$.  We are not a tough guy alliance:  No...we offer no
battle without reward.  We search for victory and the prizes and accolades that
follow.  We are motivated by winning and will freely use whatever means necessary to
obtain our currency.  No stuffy rules, no mandates, no constitutions, no leaders,
only a few objectives:
     1) Win as often as possible
     2) Celebrate freely and revel in your victories; the more meaningless the
victory the more we celebrate.  Highsiding and chest thumping are encouraged.
Ostentatious endzone celebrations with prop usage are encouraged, regardless of
fines, penalties, suspensions or arrest by local authorities.  It is important to let
your opponent know how great you are; more importantly, you must let your own
alliance mates know how great you are.
     This is a 1-up alliance, let the performance of your fellow Free Agent$ motivate
you.  If a Free Agent wins a TV, win 2; if a Free agent wins a contest, win a more
prestigious one.
     Current members of the HDFA include:  CFH and Abraxis.  Inquires can be directed
to:  CFH/Rat Salad DM 47

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BA DA was butchered by ARENAMASTER SHAGELL in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
LU-DA2 was slaughtered by GENERAL KENDAR in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
BA KILL ME was murdered by GENERAL KENDAR in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
LU-DA1 was slaughtered by 2ND LT. BHURG in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena brawl.
LU LUNGE UNGER was assassinated by DRILL SERGEANT DHAS in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
LU-TOXIC TOAD bested ST BIGFATHAIRYDEAL in a 2 minute beginner's brawl.
PR-AVISTA HAMMER overpowered PS ELKE JEINSEN in a 3 minute one-sided struggle.
WS-MANIAC HAMMER bested LU-RAINBOW TROUT in a 4 minute novice's competition.
AB-ARROYO HAMMER won victory over ST-SPEED RACER in a 1 minute beginner's duel.
ST-MADMAN HAMMER lost to LU-LUCKY in a 1 minute beginner's fight.
PS-MASQUE HAMMER was viciously butchered by SL-GHOTI in a 2 minute novice's fight.
ST-SOUL BROTHER 1 was outwaited by TP AUTUMN in a tiresome 12 minute novice's bout.
BA-LITTLE BROTHER was demolished by BA-IZZLE in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
SL-BLOOD BROTHER was unbelievably bested by TP-IZZLE in a 3 minute novice's battle.
SL-FRAT BROTHER was butchered by LU MUGGLE in a 1 minute bloody mismatched bout.
BA-BIG BROTHER overpowered SL SLOW AND LOW in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
BA-BRUISER was bested by TP-SEBASTARDIAN in a 2 minute beginner's duel.
TP-TRICKY outlasted TP-MANAGER in a unpopular 16 minute amateur's brawl.
SL-SLAPPY was overpowered by LU-CALLOUS CROCODILE in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
ST-STRIPE overpowered LU-BROOK TROUT in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
ST-GAZREK was luckily beaten by LU BARRY SHNAPP in a 3 minute amateur's conflict.
BA-SCOOTER was unbelievably bested by TP-INHUMANE in a 3 minute novice's bout.
ST-GAZZREK was vanquished by ST-CORRUPT in a 1 minute one-sided match.
LU-TYVIN was handily defeated by PS-FLO JO in a 1 minute uneven duel.
SL-TYVEK was devastated by AB-RAKE in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
SL-DASH overpowered PL-IZZLE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
AB-RICKY BOBBY narrowly defeated ST LARRY SHNAPP in a 3 minute gory beginner's fight.
ST-KENNELWORTH overpowered AB-DA in a 1 minute uneven match.
PR-JRK beat BA NICOLE LENZ in a 4 minute beginner's duel.
AB-ADIE savagely defeated TP HARMLESS in a 1 minute bloody novice's fray.
TP-AB won victory over LU-IZZLE in a popular 4 minute gruesome novice's bout.
TP-PS was overcome by AB MARY SHNAPP in a 2 minute novice's fight.
TP-NAUTILUS was savagely defeated by PS-TURD BUNGLER in a 4 minute novice's fight.
LU LENNY beat ST-BRUTALITY in a 1 minute novice's fray.
SL SAMBO slimly lost to PL PILLOW LEG in a 3 minute novice's duel.
TP TURD was devastated by ST-IZZLE in a 2 minute bloody one-sided battle.
SL SAMBOO was overpowered by BA FLUB in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
LS SARDONIC LEE was demolished by ST-TOURNEY FLUFF in a 1 minute mismatched match.
WS SILL STILL was subdued by TP SCARY SHNAPP in a 5 minute novice's duel.
SL-SNAPPING TURTLE was beaten by PR JENNY MCCARTHY in a 2 minute novice's duel.
PS EVENING was overcome by PL-FRECKLED FROG in a 5 minute amateur's match.
TP DONGLE outwaited TP VANNA WHITE in a monotonous 19 minute novice's match.
ST VURP was outwaited by TP JERRY SHNAPP in a monotonous 9 minute amateur's duel.
AB PERNICIOUS was overcome by LU-BUTCH-ER in a 1 minute amateur's duel.
BA KRISTI CLINE overpowered SL-INFERNAL in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
TP TAYLOR JAMES unbelievably bested BA HIGH TIDE in a 5 minute amateur's melee.
BA-I DIE SOON was overpowered by ST UGAMUGGAH in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
LU-INFLAMMABLE was defeated by PS-MOTTLED GECKO in a popular 6 minute novice's duel.
BA-RED SHINER overcame AB-WART BELLINS in a 1 minute amateur's bout.
TP-BLACK CRAPPIE outwaited CORPORAL JORIAN in a unpopular 8 minute novice's match.
TP-CARP overpowered CORPORAL TIHL in a slow 5 minute one-sided Title battle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                     17         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   3 -  0      63  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  15         WALL OF STEEL     10 -   9 -  0      53  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 15         TOTAL PARRY       27 -  40 -  0      40  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  13         PARRY-STRIKE      19 -  30 -  1      39  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                 12         AIMED BLOW         9 -  16 -  0      36  |
|AIMED BLOW                       9         STRIKING ATTACK   18 -  36 -  1      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     6         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -  21 -  0      32  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         LUNGING ATTACK    14 -  30 -  1      32  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         BASHING ATTACK     6 -  25 -  0      19  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -  26 -  2      19  |

Turn 252 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      3 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     7 -  8         4  STRIKING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         6 -  3     STRIKING ATTACK    6 -  9         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     5 -  8         2  BASHING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY       11 -  6     SLASHING ATTACK    2 - 10         1  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-STRIKE       3 -  3                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is PS-TURD BUNGLER 4290.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was PS-TURD BUNGLER 4290.  The ten other most popular fighters were LU-IZZLE 
4298, LU-INFLAMMABLE 4281, LU-RAINBOW TROUT 4287, BA HIGH TIDE 4308, ST-SOUL BROTHER 
1 4216, SL-BLOOD BROTHER 4218, ST-GAZREK 4226, PS EVENING 4264, LU BARRY SHNAPP 4278, 
and ST LARRY SHNAPP 4275.

The least popular fighter this week was TP-TRICKY 4222.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were TP-MANAGER 4239, TP DONGLE 4266, TP VANNA WHITE 4306, TP JERRY SHNAPP 
4279, TP AUTUMN 4262, TP-BLACK CRAPPIE 4288, TP-CARP 4289, ST VURP 4267, PS ELKE 
JEINSEN 4271, and BA-I DIE SOON 4280.

                                 THE VIRTUES OF SPEED

     For several years now, many of the Duelmasters veterans have eschewed the 
warrior attribute of Speed.  The Rogue She-Puppy of the Galaxy once summed up this 
sentiment by declaiming that (paraphrased):  Anything Speed can do, Deftness can do 
better; many weapons have a Deftness minimum, but none have a Speed requirement.  
This article covers aspects of Speed which may have been overlooked by many other 
Duelmasters managers.
     Other articles have covered how Speed will affect a warrior's decisiveness.  I 
won't belabor the point, except to say that the higher the Speed, the better the 
chance of "getting the jump" on an opponent.  However, Speed without a moderate level 
of Deftness will generally get a warrior in trouble.  The converse of this axiom is 
that a HIGH Deftness, combined with a HIGH Speed, will give a warrior a definite 
advantage.
     Perhaps the greatest advantage in developing a high-Speed warrior is the "VERY 
HIGHLY COORDINATED" statement which can be derived therefrom.  If SP + DF > 31, the 
VHC statement will appear on the warrior's overview.  On its own, the VHC statement 
does little more than aid decisiveness, responsiveness, and dodging.  But, if SP and 
DF are both > 31 and either SP or DF > 14, then the VHC statement will be modified by 
"with the ability to use a weapon in each hand."  So, not only will a warrior 
generally get the jump on his opponent, but if the opponent dodges towards your 
warrior's off-hand, this warrior will get a free shot at his opponent with the 
off-hand weapon.  For parry-types, using a bladed weapon (dagger, hatchet, short 
sword, etc.) for parrying purposes can oft times be the difference between winning or 
losing.  The opponent is generally caught off guard and succumbs to the unexpected 
threat.
     The greatest advantage to this high-Speed attribute can be seen in Strikers.  
Due to their innate endurance bonus, Strikers can be shorted in both CN and WL.  
Combine this with a small SZ, and your warrior can load up on ST, WT, SP and DF.  Try 
something like 13-5-10-13-9-17-17.  This will make an awesome Striker.
     For parry-types, reduce ST and add to WL.  (Obviously, this cultivation of Speed 
should not be applied to Total Parry warriors...unless you desire a Total Pud!)  
Example:  Parry-Ripper 7-6-7-17-15-17-15; five WT Statements; Incredibly Quick; Very 
Highly Coordinated; born Expert in Riposte.  This warrior fights well at 4-2-6 HE-HE-
R, 7-3-6 HE-HE-L (desp) with EP and off-hand SH, and ALE.  A born initiative-stealer 
with great learns!
     As for Slashers, this technique will usually result in an additional bonus:  The 
"SENSATIONALLY QUICK" statement; however, this will usually be accompanied by the 
"does LITTLE DAMAGE" statement.  Slashers will get the jump, but they would do well 
to train up their ST if they want a winning record.  ST = 9 is a safe bet, as this 
will get you a scimitar.  Combine this with an off-hand hatchet and go for the legs.
     Experiment a little with this and you can turn an otherwise DA-bound rollup into 
a Speed Demon.  Just pray that your warrior doesn't get HOSED!  I hate when that 
happens!  :)
     Best of luck.

          Kalkin, mgr. Faerun's Finest (7), Wraiths of Wrath (22), Wiccan Warriors 
          (33), and Knockaround Knights (74)