DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/16/2004    Duedate: 09/29/2004

CHAVEZ RAVINE ARENA

DM-74    TURN-298

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

RIOT ACT
INSIGNIFICANCE (414)
(74-3477) [13-4-1,120]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

RIOT ACT                       POSITION IS EMPTY
INSIGNIFICANCE (414)           
(74-3477) [13-4-1,120]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DONSTAN                        TSIRELL
SAND DANCERS (251)             SAND DANCERS (251)
(74-3061) [19-43-0,100]        (74-3793) [22-9-1,96]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SAND DANCERS (251)          31
2. PARTY GEEKS (431)           18      FORCE OF FIVE (470)
3. SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)       14      Unchartered Team
4. INSIGNIFICANCE (414)        10
5. CORPS (346)                  0       (-1)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 2 CORPS (346)              366 249 20 59.5   1/ 1 SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)     7  6 1
 2/ 1 FORCE OF FIVE (470)       97  66 13 59.5   2/ 3 SAND DANCERS (251)        7  8 0
 3/ 3 SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)    113  80  8 58.5   3/ 4 INSIGNIFICANCE (414)      5  3 0
 4- 4 BROTHERHOOD (406)         12   9  2 57.1   4/ 6 PARTY GEEKS (431)         4  2 2
 5/ 5 INSIGNIFICANCE (414)      64  54  6 54.2   5/ 2 FORCE OF FIVE (470)       3  2 0
 6/ 7 PARTY GEEKS (431)         68  73  4 48.2   6- 5 CORPS (346)               1  1 0
 7/ 6 SAND DANCERS (251)       668 730 28 47.8   7- 7 BROTHERHOOD (406)         1  1 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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                        *--=== 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.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Ahhhh....  Turn 2 of my reign as your champion.  Tsirell, it was a pleasure and
honor defeating you for the empty throne....  Donstan, it was pure joy to defend my
throne from your attempt to take away that which is mine.  Scanning the rankings, it
appears that there are no significant threats to my reign and it appears that I will
occupy this spot until Sheila grants me my invite to the Isle.  I have defeated all
in the CC's, with the exception of never being matched up against Papa Bear's Arm.
So it is three Sand Dancers or an inactive Arm that I will be defending my throne
against next cycle....  Well, in the fairness of even play, I will attempt to refrain
from going for the kill.  Until next cycle....
     Riot Act; Insignificance

                                      SPY REPORT

     You elder fighters surely remember me.  The younger ones may call me Olaf 
Modeen.  I return to CHAVEZ RAVINE once again!  SAND DANCERS showed CHAVEZ RAVINE 
what they were made of as they fought with a vengeance to walk off with 4-1-0.  
What's with JAEGO KLEE?  He actually beat CHAVEZ RAVINE's LALVO OF THE PEN, and 
walked away with 19 more points from the fight.  Major screwup at FORCE OF FIVE.  SUM 
OF ALL MEN lost 5 points to RONSEVAN.  Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe SUM OF 
ALL MEN will provide more easy wins...  CHAVEZ RAVINE has a Duelmaster who doesn't 
sit back and get lazy.  He challenged SAND DANCERS' PELAK TEN ZORN (18-43-0), which 
should prove (ahem!) interesting.  Try as he might, PELAK TEN ZORN wasn't good enough 
at persuading RIOT ACT to step down from the Duelmaster's throne...  I suppose you 
want to hear some rumors and dirty gossip about your fellow fighters?  Tough!   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.  How well I know the feeling 
of being in the most avoided team!  Don't fall out of practive, SLYTHERIN HOUSE!  
Management must be dealin', as the boys at INSIGNIFICANCE ain't reelin'!  SLYTHERIN 
HOUSE's mad!   
     Warriors of CHAVEZ RAVINE unite.  You have only your games to lose!  Death is no 
stranger to a warrior.  INSIGNIFICANCE's FATAL led a good life before leaving CHAVEZ 
RAVINE.  Many would be proud to leave behind a 6-4-0.  How long have I been here?  I 
got people to see, places to go...   
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  All work 
and no play makes Olaf a dull fighter.  Work and play no fighter dull Olaf.  
Olaffighterwork and no play.  Remember--a good fighter needs both good skills and 
good luck.  Until next time,-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RIOT ACT 3477                13   4  1   120       INSIGNIFICANCE (414)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DONSTAN 3061                 19  43  0   100       SAND DANCERS (251)
 PELAK TEN ZORN 3062          18  43  0    97       SAND DANCERS (251)
 TSIRELL 3793                 22   9  1    96       SAND DANCERS (251)
-ARM 3874                      8   2  1    95       CORPS (346)

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                  
 PANSY PARKINSON 3814         12  11  1    65       SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)
-RETRIBUTION 2982              8   5  0    58       BROTHERHOOD (406)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SAM THE SLUG 3909             4   0  0    52       FORCE OF FIVE (470)
 LUCIUS MALFOY 3946            4   0  0    45       SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)
-CRAZY MARY 3051              10   8  0    42       INSIGNIFICANCE (414)
 RONSEVAN 3866                 6  14  0    40       SAND DANCERS (251)
-GREEN DISEASE 3902            3   1  1    37       INSIGNIFICANCE (414)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TABLE DANCER 3917             4   1  1    33       PARTY GEEKS (431)
-JELLO BOY 3906                4   0  0    33       FORCE OF FIVE (470)
 TEASE 3881                    3   3  1    24       PARTY GEEKS (431)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JAEGO KLEE 3948               1   3  0    22       SAND DANCERS (251)
 SUM OF ALL MEN 3869           3   3  0    20       FORCE OF FIVE (470)
-DANCING FOOL 3385             1   2  0    19       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)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
FATAL 3850             6  4 0 INSIGNIFICANCE 414    PANSY PARKINSON 3814  298         
GOTNOGAME 3880         0  2 0 PARTY GEEKS 431       GREEN DISEASE 3902    294 NOT REVE
DEMEMTOR 3944          2  2 0 SLYTHERIN HOUSE 474   TABLE DANCER 3917     298         
DOBBY 3947             1  3 0 SLYTHERIN HOUSE 474   TEASE 3881            298         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Well, we seem to be without fight reports, so we'll just have to write you all based
on the on-line newsletter.  And hope that some of you feel like writing today, too.
It's easy, and if you find it hard, there ARE scribes in the Market that will take
down your words of wisdom and disrespect and deliver them to the arena. -- Donstan,
for the Sand Dancers

Riot Act -- That's quite an act, too. -- Donstan
P.S.  It was an honor to be in a title match.  Not as much of an honor as to WIN said
title match, but still, I guess I'll take what I can get. -- Donstan

Lucius Malfoy -- Darn.  Drat.  Etc.  I bet you used magic, and you're NOT supposed to

do that! -- Ronsevan
P.S.  And the mis-matched socks don't make it.  Didn't your mama ever tell you that?
Socks should be the same color on each foot.  If possible, anyway.

Ah, the pleasures of fighting a standby!  At least, I think this Pelis character is a
standby.... -- Pelak ten Zorn

Well, I didn't MEAN to be brutal to the Traveling Tinker, but I got mad, and then I
got carried away.  Besides, he didn't HAVE to enter the arena, did he?  It isn't like
he's got a manager or anything. -- Tsirell

Dementor -- Uh...as in "one who makes people crazy"?  I can see that, I guess.  I
don't LIKE it, but I can see it.  I mean, somebody has to do stuff like that, right?
-- Jaego Klee

Donstan -- Ah, that is a long story, best told over cold beer.  Lots of cold beer.
If you would care to buy, say at the Tiger's Shadow? -- Hanval the Claw

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

RIOT ACT devastated PELAK TEN ZORN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title fight.
SUM OF ALL MEN was vanquished by RONSEVAN in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
TSIRELL narrowly defeated KOMAR THE PENNILESS in a 3 minute mismatched duel.
DONSTAN overpowered HANVAL THE CLAW in a 1 minute mismatched match.
PANSY PARKINSON delivered the death blow upon FATAL in a 1 minute duel.
LUCIUS MALFOY savagely defeated DARSAL THE FALSE in a 2 minute brutal struggle.
TABLE DANCER butchered DEMEMTOR in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided competition.
TEASE slaughtered DOBBY in a 1 minute uneven duel.
JAEGO KLEE vanquished LALVO OF THE PEN in a 1 minute uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    38 -  14 -  1      73  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -   7 -  1      56  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   6 -  0      54  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   3 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         AIMED BLOW        12 -  13 -  2      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         TOTAL PARRY        3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   9 -  0      40  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK    12 -  18 -  0      40  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         WALL OF STEEL      9 -  14 -  0      39  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         STRIKING ATTACK    6 -  10 -  1      38  |

Turn 298 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     0 -  2         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0                                       2  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   RIOT ACT 3477              13   4  1  120 INSIGNIFICANCE (414)
AIMED BLOW       TSIRELL 3793               22   9  1   96 SAND DANCERS (251)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    PANSY PARKINSON 3814       12  11  1   65 SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DONSTAN 3061.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was TSIRELL 3793.  The ten other most popular fighters were LUCIUS MALFOY 3946, 
RONSEVAN 3866, RIOT ACT 3477, DONSTAN 3061, PANSY PARKINSON 3814, TABLE DANCER 3917, 
JAEGO KLEE 3948, SUM OF ALL MEN 3869, FATAL 3850, and TEASE 3881.

The least popular fighter this week was DOBBY 3947.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DEMEMTOR 3944, PELAK TEN ZORN 3062, TEASE 3881, FATAL 3850, SUM OF ALL 
MEN 3869, JAEGO KLEE 3948, TABLE DANCER 3917, PANSY PARKINSON 3814, DONSTAN 3061, and 
RIOT ACT 3477.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

PELAK TEN ZORN (74-3062) SAND DANCERS (251)