DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/01/2005    Duedate: 09/14/2005

DAYLA KIV ARENA

DM-74    TURN-321

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

LOQUE
FACING WORLDS (495)
(74-3953) [9-0-0,101]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

RONSEVAN                       LOQUE
SAND DANCERS (251)             FACING WORLDS (495)
(74-3866) [14-29-0,93]         (74-3953) [9-0-0,101]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ADALIUS                        CHESSARA
GURTARG'S AXES (447)           SAND DANCERS (251)
(74-3513) [11-8-1,89]          (74-3983) [8-6-0,51]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SAND DANCERS (251)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SAND DANCERS (251)          92
2. IMPERIAL BASTARDS (384)     37      GURTARG'S AXES (447)
3. FACING WORLDS (495)         15      Unchartered Team
4. CORPS (346)                  0
5. GURTARG'S AXES (447)        -2      IMPERIAL BASTARDS (384)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*IMPERIAL BASTARDS (384)    3   0  0  100   1/ 3 SAND DANCERS (251)        9  6 1
 2/ 1*FACING WORLDS (495)       15   2  1 88.2   2/ 1 GURTARG'S AXES (447)      5  6 0
 3/ 2*STONED (498)              19   5  1 79.2   3/ 0*IMPERIAL BASTARDS (384)   3  0 0
 4- 3 CORPS (346)              376 271 21 58.1   4/ 4*STONED (498)              3  1 0
 5/ 6 GURTARG'S AXES (447)      45  40  4 52.9   5/ 2*FACING WORLDS (495)       3  1 0
 6/ 7 SAND DANCERS (251)       721 789 30 47.7   6- 5 CORPS (346)               1  5 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.

     Again I hold the destigous Duelmaster's position in this very quiet arena.  I
can't understand why the arenamaster has allowed the grass to grow in most areas of
the fighting arena of Daiyla Kiv?  It's a disgusting thing to see and I want answers
and soon!  Hell...I am praying that one of these fine gladiators will make a
challenge and fight for the golden chair which I now sit.  Last turn I was matched up
with TRAVELING TINKER and won in two minutes...no big deal, but was hoping that
"someone", "anyone" would stop up and make a challenge...and from the way things
look, it will not happen?  I suppose most of you are getting ready for the tourney
and I respect that and hope all of you do well.  I thank you all for being such great
hosts...really I do appreciate it very, very much.  The attention that I am now
getting from the finest ladies from is just grand...just grand...I'll tell ya!  Wish
this could last forever!  Life is short so take nothing for granted.  I must now be
on my way for more training to keep my mind, body and blades sharp and keen.  Again,
thank you all for making this such a "CAKE WALK".  You have been very supportive and
very understanding.  "Smile!"  Remember...this is my last fight for a while!  WINK!!!

                                                   Adalius -- the King of Daiyla Kiv

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly DAYLA KIV games.  Former top team GURTARG'S AXES was 
unseated this week as SAND DANCERS moved up from 3rd ranking to take the top spot 
with a 5-0-0 record for the round.  A new guild, IMPERIAL BASTARDS, entered DAYLA KIV 
with a clash this turn, showing off a 3-0-0 record.  Indeed, a worthy addition to the 
city guilds.  RONSEVAN caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as he 
skillfully bested AULDRYMBREI and was awarded 25 points in recognition.  In one of 
the week's more notable duels, RONSEVAN put down AULDRYMBREI, causing him to lose 21 
points of recognition in the process.  This time out LOQUE made his bid for the 
throne as he challenged ADALIUS in an all out contest of skill for possession of the 
title!  This time victory fell to the grasp of the usurper.  All hail LOQUE, 
Duelmaster of DAYLA KIV!  Informants "close" to the city champion have told me that 
he never fights without pantyhose on beneath his armor.  Watch out!   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  DAYLA KIV, city of gladiators!  
Mighty among the names of thy guilds is SAND DANCERS, a guild shunned and avoided by 
many in the weekly duels.  If you didn't look down dark alleys you'd have been hard 
pressed to find any of GURTARG'S AXES last week.  Busy avoiding SAND DANCERS?   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Some say a warrior is judged by the way he bears 
arms.  One thing is sure, better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  Sadly warriors, now longer can I keep thy 
company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  Till we meet 
again, remember:  a turtle walks slow, hides head in a shell, and harms no one; a 
lion runs to slay its prey.-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LOQUE 3953                    9   0  0   101       FACING WORLDS (495)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RONSEVAN 3866                14  29  0    93       SAND DANCERS (251)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ADALIUS 3513                 11   8  1    89       GURTARG'S AXES (447)
 AULDRYMBREI 3264             11   4  0    68       GURTARG'S AXES (447)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GLAERIKIM 3515               10   5  0    58       GURTARG'S AXES (447)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MALAKAI 3964                  6   1  1    55       FACING WORLDS (495)
 CHESSARA 3983                 8   6  0    51       SAND DANCERS (251)
 MITRILLAO 3998                4   3  1    49       SAND DANCERS (251)
 KORBA KLEE 3963               9  11  0    46       SAND DANCERS (251)
 GARMON CHANG 3979             7   8  0    46       SAND DANCERS (251)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SYMPATHETIC DEVIL 3985        5   2  1    46       STONED (498)
-MIDNIGHT RAMBLER 3984         4   0  0    41       STONED (498)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-STREET FIGHTING MAN 3988      5   0  0    33       STONED (498)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TOOTHLESSBEARDEDHAG 3987      3   1  0    23       STONED (498)
 DAMON DEATHLORD 2758          1   0  0    13       IMPERIAL BASTARDS (384)
 SILAS STORMLORD 2754          1   0  0    13       IMPERIAL BASTARDS (384)
 HIGH LORD KRUSHER 2755        1   0  0    11       IMPERIAL BASTARDS (384)
-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?
JOE 3954               0  1 0 FACING WORLDS 495     LORD OF THE SANDS 25  321 NONE    
DACIRYAS II 4015       0  1 0 GURTARG'S AXES 447    MARHAN HAMHAND 22     321 NONE    
ABLAER BLYTH 2 4016    0  1 0 GURTARG'S AXES 447    MARHAN HAMHAND 22     321 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Loque -- (recoiling)  You may be a nice enough guy, I wouldn't know, but I DO know
that I wouldn't face a world for you! -- Ronsevan

Malakai -- That's no way to peel a tomato!  Didn't your mother teach you ANYTHING?
You START with boiling water, which, fortunately, is not allowed in the arena.  We
don't need peeled tomatoes here, we get enough over-ripe ones thrown at us. --
Chessara

Sympathetic Devil -- Frankly, no. -- Korba Klee

Glaerikim -- Listen, you should give Gurtag his axe BACK.  Use your own next time. --
Garmon Chang

And I lucked out with a standby, that wimpy public scribe. -- Mitrillao

Wow, real personals from other teams!  Great. -- Sand Dancers

Adalius -- You want to meet again?  Sounds good to me.  I know a couple of great
taverns.... -- Ronsevan

Sir Chester -- I think Zalgor's busy planning his next Zalcon.  We haven't seen him
around here lately. -- Li Dan, Sand Dancers

Chandar Lo -- You came out of nowhere and I sent you back.  You attempted to bring me
down...and thanks to working out and staying sharp...is what saved me.  Good dueling
and better luck in the future with someone other than me! -- Asking who's next--
Auldrymbrei--the great!

Garmon Change -- Hell of a matchup wouldn't you say?  Sometimes this stuff just
doesn't make any sense to me.  Then again...what does?  We'll have two new gladiators
for all of you to beat the crap out of or then again maybe they'll win a few fights?
Who knows?  Whatever the case may be, we can handle the pressure of this small town.
And the quietness...it helps us train without a lot of interruptions! -- Glaerikim--
enjoying the swords play

All -- I'm enjoying this way too much...C'mon...someone do some challenging...this is
not normal...can someone tell me what's going on here? -- Sir Chester/Gurtarg's Axes
(447)

Ronsevan -- I couldn't write a Duelmaster's column until I was sitting upon this the
golden throne...now...could I?  I can't see into the future that far and it would
have been very cocky on my behalf to do such a thing.  Hell, even my manager would
have been all over my case if I had done such a thing. (smile)  Take good care and
always pray to your gods before you step onto the sands to duel.... -- Adalius--
wishing you good fortune!

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

JOE was butchered by LORD OF THE SANDS in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
DACIRYAS II was slaughtered by MARHAN HAMHAND in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
ABLAER BLYTH 2 was easily killed by MARHAN HAMHAND in a 2 minute Dark Arena match.
LOQUE won victory over ADALIUS in a 2 minute Challenge Title brawl.
SYMPATHETIC DEVIL was bested by GLAERIKIM in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
RONSEVAN overpowered AULDRYMBREI in a 1 minute mismatched match.
CHESSARA devastated DARSAL THE FALSE in a 2 minute bloody one-sided duel.
KORBA KLEE overpowered STREET SWEEPER in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
GARMON CHANG overpowered DIRTY RUFFIAN in a 2 minute gruesome uneven melee.
MITRILLAO vanquished DANGEROUS BON LOKAR in a action packed 1 minute one-sided duel.
SILAS STORMLORD overpowered CRINGING CUTPURSE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
HIGH LORD KRUSHER overcame SHAMELESS BEGGAR in a 2 minute novice's bout.
DAMON DEATHLORD demolished CRINGING CUTPURSE in a 1 minute mismatched match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    18 -   9 -  1      67  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         SLASHING ATTACK   20 -  11 -  1      65  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   5 -  0      58  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         WALL OF STEEL      9 -  11 -  0      45  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         TOTAL PARRY        4 -   5 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         STRIKING ATTACK    5 -   7 -  1      42  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         AIMED BLOW         1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 321 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        2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         4  SLASHING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  2     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  2         1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   LOQUE 3953                  9   0  0  101 FACING WORLDS (495)
SLASHING ATTACK  ADALIUS 3513               11   8  1   89 GURTARG'S AXES (447)
PARRY-LUNGE      GLAERIKIM 3515             10   5  0   58 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 CHESSARA 3983.  The ten other most popular fighters were MITRILLAO 3998, HIGH 
LORD KRUSHER 2755, LOQUE 3953, GARMON CHANG 3979, GLAERIKIM 3515, RONSEVAN 3866, 
KORBA KLEE 3963, ADALIUS 3513, SYMPATHETIC DEVIL 3985, and SILAS STORMLORD 2754.

The least popular fighter this week was AULDRYMBREI 3264.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were ABLAER BLYTH 2 4016, DACIRYAS II 4015, JOE 3954, DAMON 
DEATHLORD 2758, SILAS STORMLORD 2754, SYMPATHETIC DEVIL 3985, ADALIUS 3513, KORBA 
KLEE 3963, RONSEVAN 3866, and GLAERIKIM 3515.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

RONSEVAN (74-3866) SAND DANCERS (251)