DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/02/2004    Duedate: 09/15/2004

CHAVEZ RAVINE ARENA

DM-74    TURN-297

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

RIOT ACT
INSIGNIFICANCE (414)
(74-3477) [12-4-1,110]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

RIOT ACT                       POSITION IS EMPTY
INSIGNIFICANCE (414)           
(74-3477) [12-4-1,110]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DONSTAN                        GREEN DISEASE
SAND DANCERS (251)             INSIGNIFICANCE (414)
(74-3061) [18-43-0,97]         (74-3902) [3-1-1,37]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. INSIGNIFICANCE (414)        22
2. SAND DANCERS (251)          22      FORCE OF FIVE (470)
3. SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)       13      Unchartered Team
4. PARTY GEEKS (431)            9
5. BROTHERHOOD (406)            4      THE MOTHERSHIP 9 (380)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 FORCE OF FIVE (470)       97  65 13 59.9   1/ 1 SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)     9  5 0
 2- 2 CORPS (346)              366 249 20 59.5   2/ 3 FORCE OF FIVE (470)       6  1 0
 3/ 3 SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)    111  78  7 58.7   3/ 6 SAND DANCERS (251)        5 10 0
 4/ 4 BROTHERHOOD (406)         12   9  2 57.1   4/ 4 INSIGNIFICANCE (414)      4  5 0
 5/ 5 INSIGNIFICANCE (414)      63  53  6 54.3   5- 2 CORPS (346)               3  2 0
 6/ 6 SAND DANCERS (251)       664 729 28 47.7   6/ 5 PARTY GEEKS (431)         3  3 0
 7/ 7 PARTY GEEKS (431)         66  73  2 47.5   7/ 7 BROTHERHOOD (406)         1  2 0

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

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

                                      SPY REPORT

     You elder fighters surely remember me.  The younger ones may call me Olaf 
Modeen.  I return to CHAVEZ RAVINE once again!  Up 'n down.  Up 'n down.  Rankings 
always change.  Up 'n down.  I think I'm gonna be...  Well, SAND DANCERS' 3rd moved 
them up to 2-3-0 place.  What's with TSIRELL?  He actually beat CHAVEZ RAVINE's 
TRAVELING TINKER, and walked away with 13 more points from the fight.  Major screwup 
at SLYTHERIN HOUSE.  PANSY PARKINSON lost 8 points to THE TICK.  Some new strategies, 
perhaps?  Maybe PANSY PARKINSON will provide more easy wins...  See how the 
Duelmaster challenged SAND DANCERS' DONSTAN?  That sort of initiative is how he got 
where he is now.  DONSTAN was reminded on the sands why RIOT ACT is Duelmaster.  
Advice to fighters with a 1 will--give up fighting!   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.  The 
most avoided team was CORPS.  Management must be dealin', as the boys at 
INSIGNIFICANCE ain't reelin'!  CORPS' mad!  What do people see in RONSEVAN?  His 
5-14-0?  SAND DANCERS ain't talkin', but he's got 29 points.   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  Many a warrior has met his fate in a hungover 
stupor.  You young rapscallions, take note!   
     Who knows what the future holds for a warrior.  More fights, there's no doubt.  
The end of another Spyreport!  That's cause for celebration in my book!  I don't want 
to overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RIOT ACT 3477                12   4  1   110       INSIGNIFICANCE (414)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PELAK TEN ZORN 3062          18  42  0   101       SAND DANCERS (251)
 DONSTAN 3061                 18  43  0    97       SAND DANCERS (251)
-ARM 3874                      8   2  1    95       CORPS (346)
 TSIRELL 3793                 21   9  1    94       SAND DANCERS (251)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE TICK 3788                10   8  0    77       FORCE OF FIVE (470)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RETRIBUTION 2982              8   5  0    58       BROTHERHOOD (406)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PANSY PARKINSON 3814         11  11  0    56       SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)
-SAM THE SLUG 3909             4   0  0    52       FORCE OF FIVE (470)
-CRAZY MARY 3051              10   8  0    42       INSIGNIFICANCE (414)
 GREEN DISEASE 3902            3   1  1    37       INSIGNIFICANCE (414)
 FATAL 3850                    6   3  0    35       INSIGNIFICANCE (414)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JELLO BOY 3906                4   0  0    33       FORCE OF FIVE (470)
 LUCIUS MALFOY 3946            3   0  0    33       SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)
 RONSEVAN 3866                 5  14  0    29       SAND DANCERS (251)
 SUM OF ALL MEN 3869           3   2  0    25       FORCE OF FIVE (470)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TABLE DANCER 3917             3   1  0    23       PARTY GEEKS (431)
 DEMEMTOR 3944                 2   1  0    19       SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)
-DANCING FOOL 3385             1   2  0    19       PARTY GEEKS (431)
 TEASE 3881                    2   3  0    16       PARTY GEEKS (431)
-POP! 3003                     1   0  1    14       BROTHERHOOD (406)
-KRAKEL 3002                   1   0  1    14       BROTHERHOOD (406)
-FNB 3004                      1   0  0    13       BROTHERHOOD (406)
-SNAP 3001                     1   0  0    12       BROTHERHOOD (406)
-DEATH EATER 3939              1   1  0     8       SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)
 DOBBY 3947                    1   2  0     5       SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JAEGO KLEE 3948               0   3  0     3       SAND DANCERS (251)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
GOTNOGAME 3880         0  2 0 PARTY GEEKS 431       GREEN DISEASE 3902    294         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Riot Act -- What puzzles me is the connection, if any, between your personal fighting 
name and your team name.  How can your namesake be insignificant? -- Tsirell
P.S.  And other times I'm puzzled by the undeniable fact that I have a wimpy fighting 
style which is regularly beaten up by practitioners of your much more common style.  
Why couldn't *I* have been a lunger?  Or a total parry?

Sum of All Men -- That would be in the "New Math," I take it? -- Ronsevan

Arm -- And Hammer?  No, wait, Hammer's not managing here at present.... -- Pelak ten 
Zorn

Hanval the Claw -- It was with immense pleasure that I saw I had drawn a standby to 
fight this week.  With a standby, there is always a chance of conversation.  So... 
could you perhaps tell me how you came to be called "the Claw"?  For I see that you 
have quite normal hands. -- Donstan

Dementor -- I suppose you think you'll make me demented?  If I didn't have such a 
thick headbone, you might. -- Jaego Klee

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 duelingland 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

THE TICK devastated PANSY PARKINSON in a 3 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
RIOT ACT vanquished DONSTAN in a 1 minute uneven Challenge Title battle.
SUM OF ALL MEN was subdued by GREEN DISEASE in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
LUCIUS MALFOY vanquished RONSEVAN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
PELAK TEN ZORN overpowered PELIS THE OLD in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided fight.
TSIRELL vanquished TRAVELING TINKER in a 2 minute brutal mismatched fight.
RETRIBUTION devastated TABLE DANCER in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
FATAL was overcome by DARSAL THE FALSE in a 1 minute melee.
TEASE vanquished DOBBY in a 2 minute uneven duel.
DEMEMTOR overpowered JAEGO KLEE in a 1 minute gory uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         LUNGING ATTACK    41 -  13 -  1      76  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -   8 -  0      53  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         AIMED BLOW        13 -  12 -  2      52  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY        4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   7 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   8 -  0      38  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK    12 -  20 -  0      38  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         WALL OF STEEL      9 -  16 -  0      36  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         STRIKING ATTACK    5 -  10 -  0      33  |

Turn 297 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-STRIKE       1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         2  AIMED BLOW     
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   RIOT ACT 3477              12   4  1  110 INSIGNIFICANCE (414)
AIMED BLOW       TSIRELL 3793               21   9  1   94 SAND DANCERS (251)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    THE TICK 3788              10   8  0   77 FORCE OF FIVE (470)
BASHING ATTACK   FATAL 3850                  6   3  0   35 INSIGNIFICANCE (414)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
The overall popularity leader is DONSTAN 3061.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was GREEN DISEASE 3902.  The ten other most popular fighters were TEASE 3881, THE 
TICK 3788, PELAK TEN ZORN 3062, TSIRELL 3793, RIOT ACT 3477, PANSY PARKINSON 3814, 
SUM OF ALL MEN 3869, LUCIUS MALFOY 3946, DEMEMTOR 3944, and RETRIBUTION 2982.

The least popular fighter this week was JAEGO KLEE 3948.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were RONSEVAN 3866, DONSTAN 3061, DOBBY 3947, FATAL 3850, TABLE DANCER 3917, 
RETRIBUTION 2982, DEMEMTOR 3944, LUCIUS MALFOY 3946, SUM OF ALL MEN 3869, and PANSY 
PARKINSON 3814.

                FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY XXXIII

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SHARP 2739 (95-46-0)                   6  3  0         CORPS                
SANYO 2838 (65-25-0)                   1  4  0         CORPS                

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PATIENCE 1734 (63-44-0)                5  3  0         NO SURRENDER         

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GODIVA 2800 (23-14-0)                  0  3  0         CORPS                

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DRACO MALFOY 3500 (21-10-1)            9  3  0         SLYTHERIN HOUSE      
GISELLA 2704 (19-9-0)                  0  3  0         CHEYSULI & LIR       
GROUND POUNDER 3058 (18-14-2)          0  3  0         INSIGNIFICANCE       

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MAX FACTOR 3690 (16-6-0)               1  3  0         CORPS                
NOVICES 3334 (8-9-1)                   1  3  0         TC'S ARE US          

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
LORD TAYLOR 3731 (13-4-0)              3  3  0         CORPS                

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
RIOT ACT 3477 (9-3-1)                  3  3  0         INSIGNIFICANCE       
RAGING PYROTHAG 3320 (4-3-0)           1  3  0         GEMSTONE CREATIONS   

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
LUCIUS MALFOY 3882 (1-7-0)             1  1  0  DEAD   SLYTHERIN HOUSE      
FATAL 3850 (5-0-0)                     0  3  0         INSIGNIFICANCE       

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
LOVE 3919 (1-0-0)                      8  3  0         LORDS OF VIRTUE      
DUELMASTERS 3785 (2-0-0)               4  3  0         GAMES CRIP PLAYS     
GREEN DISEASE 3902 (0-0-0)             1  3  0         INSIGNIFICANCE       
DOBBY 3930 (2-2-0)                     0  2  0  DEAD   SLYTHERIN HOUSE      

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CIVILIZATION 3942 (0-0-0)              6  3  0         GAMES CRIP PLAYS     
I.J. FOX 3937 (0-0-0)                  3  3  0         CORPS                
BROOKSTONE 3941 (0-0-0)                1  3  0         CORPS                
DEATH EATER 3939 (0-0-0)               1  3  0         SLYTHERIN HOUSE      
HEART OF OATS 3816 (0-0-0)             1  3  0         CORONARY             
HEARTBREAK 3817 (0-0-0)                1  3  0         CORONARY             
AVERAGE JOE 3940 (0-0-0)               0  1  0  DEAD   INSIGNIFICANCE       
HEARTBEAT 3815 (0-0-0)                 0  3  0         CORONARY             
HEARTBROKE 3819 (0-0-0)                0  3  0         CORONARY             
HEARTY 3818 (0-0-0)                    0  3  0         CORONARY             
LAN GEEK 3943 (0-0-0)                  0  1  0  DEAD   PARTY GEEKS