DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/18/2005    Duedate: 08/31/2005

DAYLA KIV ARENA

DM-74    TURN-320

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ADALIUS
GURTARG'S AXES (447)
(74-3513) [11-7-1,94]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ADALIUS                        LOQUE
GURTARG'S AXES (447)           FACING WORLDS (495)
(74-3513) [11-7-1,94]          (74-3953) [8-0-0,91]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ADALIUS                        ADALIUS
GURTARG'S AXES (447)           GURTARG'S AXES (447)
(74-3513) [11-7-1,94]          (74-3513) [11-7-1,94]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

GURTARG'S AXES (447)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. GURTARG'S AXES (447)        25
2. FACING WORLDS (495)         19      CORPS (346)
3. CORPS (346)                 11      Unchartered Team
4. STONED (498)                 8
5. GEMSTONE CREATIONS (434)     0      FACING WORLDS (495)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*FACING WORLDS (495)       14   1  1 93.3   1/ 4 GURTARG'S AXES (447)      5  2 0
 2/ 2*STONED (498)              19   4  1 82.6   2/ 5*FACING WORLDS (495)       4  0 0
 3/ 4 CORPS (346)              376 271 21 58.1   3/ 1 SAND DANCERS (251)        4 11 1
 4- 5 ARENA FELINES (461)       32  25  0 56.1   4/ 3*STONED (498)              3  0 0
 5- 6 GEMSTONE CREATIONS (434)  23  18  0 56.1   5/ 2 CORPS (346)               3  5 0
 6/ 7 GURTARG'S AXES (447)      44  36  4 55.0   6- 6 ARENA FELINES (461)       2  3 0
 7/ 8 SAND DANCERS (251)       716 789 30 47.6   7- 7 GEMSTONE CREATIONS (434)  1  0 0
 8- 9*THE SOUTH (483)            3   4  0 42.9   8- 8*THE SOUTH (483)           1  0 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.

I have no right to gloat or be loud and boastful about taking the Duelmaster's spot.
After all, some gladiators did not take part in the dueling games last week.  This is
my first time sitting high in the Duelmaster's seat and I'll take what I can get.  We
all know that things can change in a split second on the sands and fate comes
calling!!!!  Anyway, I am very thankful to be in this big chair and boy does it feel
wonderful.  I do pray to my gods that someone will challenge the throne which I now
sit.  I do not like defeat, but will accept anything that may happen in this "very,
very quiet arena" and deal with it.  Challenge away!

                       Your new Duelmaster,
                         Adalius, the Great (grin)

                                      SPY REPORT

     I was going on vacation, see?  Surf, sun...  But what do those bums say?  "Hit 
the road, Debby Tonte.  DAYLA KIV needs a spyreport."  Oh, well.  Too bad, SAND 
DANCERS, but GURTARG'S AXES was just too good to be stopped.  GURTARG'S AXES like 
really fought hard to move up to 1st from 4th.  Way to go!  MVP award for MALAKAI?  
FACING WORLDS' proud of him after beating CHESSARA and getting 13 points.  Talk about 
yer big time losers!  CHESSARA got smashed by MALAKAI, and lost 11 points!  This 
Duelmaster is like something else!  ADALIUS stopped TRAVELING TINKER dead in his 
tracks!  I hear the top team insists all their warriors get nine hours sleep.  They 
want photogenic fighters for PR photos.   
     I gotta admit I haven't been in "deep con caves" with any spies.  Really, I just 
wing this stuff.  GURTARG'S AXES was DAYLA KIV's most avoided team.  Is there some 
award for that?  I don't know what FACING WORLDS' been doing.  They certainly haven't 
been accepting many fights from GURTARG'S AXES, that's fer sher.  Like, is KORBA KLEE 
popular, or what?  He was challenged the most in all of DAYLA KIV!  He's got a 
8-11-0, is that good?  Some fights are really unfair.  How do you think RONSEVAN 
feels about being challenged by LOQUE, 18 points above him?  LOQUE beat RONSEVAN.  No 
surprise about that.  Really I'm not surprised LOQUE would do such a scummy thing, 
either.  SYMPATHETIC DEVIL must not be a good enough fighter to get in fair fights.  
He challenged KORBA KLEE.  9 is a big difference.  (Well, that's what they tell me.) 
I thought SYMPATHETIC DEVIL showed great skill and promise when he beat KORBA KLEE.  
All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     What does a fighter fight for?  I mean, the crowds don't give a hoot if someone 
gets killed.  Not after four more fights.  Hey!  Quit laughing!  Just because 
DACIRYAS had 7-5-2 was no reason for GURTARG'S AXES to send him to the Dark Arena!  
Stop it!  Hey you guys, don't you think your families would like to hear from you?  
Write!  (Or have someone write for you.)  
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I'm getting tired of writing this stuff, so I'm calling it quits.  Its been 
really albendranius!  Later, guys-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ADALIUS 3513                 11   7  1    94       GURTARG'S AXES (447)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RAGING PYROTHAG 3320         10   3  0   114       GEMSTONE CREATIONS (434)
 LOQUE 3953                    8   0  0    91       FACING WORLDS (495)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AULDRYMBREI 3264             11   3  0    89       GURTARG'S AXES (447)
 RONSEVAN 3866                13  29  0    68       SAND DANCERS (251)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MALAKAI 3964                  6   1  1    55       FACING WORLDS (495)
 SYMPATHETIC DEVIL 3985        5   1  1    51       STONED (498)
 GLAERIKIM 3515                9   5  0    50       GURTARG'S AXES (447)
-CAT STEVENS 3363              7   4  0    50       ARENA FELINES (461)
-SAND CAPPER 3362              6   5  0    50       ARENA FELINES (461)
-DARTH DECLAWED 3420           7   4  0    42       ARENA FELINES (461)
-MIDNIGHT RAMBLER 3984         4   0  0    41       STONED (498)
 KORBA KLEE 3963               8  11  0    35       SAND DANCERS (251)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHESSARA 3983                 7   6  0    35       SAND DANCERS (251)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-STREET FIGHTING MAN 3988      5   0  0    33       STONED (498)
-ICE TITAN 3318                7   3  0    29       GEMSTONE CREATIONS (434)
 GARMON CHANG 3979             6   8  0    29       SAND DANCERS (251)
-FEROCIOUS FELINE 3366         5   6  0    29       ARENA FELINES (461)
-ROBERT E. LEE 3743            3   4  0    28       THE SOUTH (483)
 MITRILLAO 3998                3   3  1    26       SAND DANCERS (251)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TOOTHLESSBEARDEDHAG 3987      3   1  0    23       STONED (498)
-IRON MAIDEN 3317              4   3  0    22       GEMSTONE CREATIONS (434)
-POLE CAT 3734                 1   2  0    19       ARENA FELINES (461)
 SPALDING 4004                 1   0  0    11       CORPS (346)
-BROWN SUGAR 3986              2   2  0     8       STONED (498)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
HEINZ 3997             3  4 0 CORPS 346             CHANNA THE DANCER 24  320 NONE    
DACIRYAS 3514          7  6 2 GURTARG'S AXES 447    LORD OF THE SANDS 25  320 NONE    
ABLAER BLYTH 3657      5  4 0 GURTARG'S AXES 447    GARFIELD'S PET 26     320 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Ronsevan -- Sorry about your misfortune and do hope that you'll heal up just fine.
I'll even pay for the bill that sawbones sends you with high hopes of meeting up with
you again in the future.  If I am able to live or stay alive...I'll fight two more
times and then my manager will pull me off the sands and talk to me concerning the
October tourney.  Good luck to you and always remember to pray before you face an
opponent. -- Adalius

All -- Our manager messed up and turned our fight strats in too late; we will join
you for swordplay this very turn.  May the blades stain the sands, but hope it's not
going to be our blood.  We will fight for at least five turns, then we're headed to
the tourney...well, if we are able to live that long.  May your gods be with you.
And do not forget to challenge us...we look forward to it.  Yeah!!!! -- Auldrymbrei &
Glaerikim, Gurtag's Axes (447)

All -- I've always enjoyed fighting here in the past and was surprised to see that
this arena had become so empty and weeks have now taken over a large part of the
arena sands.  Who has allowed this to happen?  Seeing this makes me very, very
unhappy and you will not like me when I'm in an emotional uproar!!! -- Adalius

Zalgor Prigg -- You still here?  Active here?  Just wondering.  Concerning ZalCon3...
The Rebirth!!!  Sounds real nice and wish I could take part in that, but things
wouldn't allow me to finish the contest so why even bother?  Hope all goes well in DM
31. -- Sir Chester, Gurtag's Axes

Adalius -- I don't grudge you the title, but couldn't you write a column? --
Ronsevan, who wrote one even when he had nothing to say

Sympathetic Devil -- What, flowers for ME?  Gee, thanks! -- Korba Klee

And three wins against standbys.  Thank Mantor for the standbys, or we would have
SUCH a bad record, worse than the current one. -- Sand Dancers

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

DACIRYAS was viciously butchered by LORD OF THE SANDS in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
ABLAER BLYTH was slaughtered by GARFIELD'S PET in a 3 minute Dark Arena battle.
HEINZ was easily killed by CHANNA THE DANCER in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
LOQUE overpowered RONSEVAN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
MALAKAI overpowered CHESSARA in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
SYMPATHETIC DEVIL devastated KORBA KLEE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
ADALIUS devastated TRAVELING TINKER in a 2 minute mismatched Title match.
AULDRYMBREI handily defeated CHANDAR LO in a 1 minute uneven melee.
GLAERIKIM won victory over GARMON CHANG in a 1 minute duel.
MITRILLAO defeated LALVO OF THE PEN in a 2 minute duel.
SPALDING won victory over SHAMELESS BEGGAR in a 2 minute novice's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         LUNGING ATTACK    18 -   8 -  1      69  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         TOTAL PARRY        5 -   3 -  0      63  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         SLASHING ATTACK   20 -  12 -  1      63  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW         2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         WALL OF STEEL     11 -  12 -  0      48  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         STRIKING ATTACK    6 -   8 -  2      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   7 -  0      30  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   3 -  0       0  |

Turn 320 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  ADALIUS 3513               11   7  1   94 GURTARG'S AXES (447)
LUNGING ATTACK   LOQUE 3953                  8   0  0   91 FACING WORLDS (495)
PARRY-LUNGE      GLAERIKIM 3515              9   5  0   50 GURTARG'S AXES (447)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ADALIUS 3513.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was ADALIUS 3513.  The ten other most popular fighters were LOQUE 3953, MITRILLAO 
3998, GLAERIKIM 3515, SPALDING 4004, DACIRYAS 3514, SYMPATHETIC DEVIL 3985, HEINZ 
3997, MALAKAI 3964, AULDRYMBREI 3264, and ABLAER BLYTH 3657.

The least popular fighter this week was GARMON CHANG 3979.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were KORBA KLEE 3963, CHESSARA 3983, RONSEVAN 3866, ABLAER BLYTH 
3657, AULDRYMBREI 3264, MALAKAI 3964, HEINZ 3997, SYMPATHETIC DEVIL 3985, DACIRYAS 
3514, and SPALDING 4004.