DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/29/2004    Duedate: 08/11/2004

JADE MOUNTAIN ARENA

DM-75    TURN-289

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ARDEN
DARK TOADS (240)
(75-3025) [15-8-0,122]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ARDEN                          WONDERFUL
DARK TOADS (240)               THAT'S US (271)
(75-3025) [15-8-0,122]         (75-3083) [6-1-1,107]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ARIA                           FAR SIDE
DARK TOADS (240)               SUNDAY COMICS (261)
(75-3012) [14-11-0,99]         (75-3121) [1-1-0,21]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THAT'S US (271)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. IN COLD BLOOD (215)         49
2. DARK TOADS (240)            47      DARK TOADS (240)
3. DREAM MASTERS (262)         20      Unchartered Team
4. XANTH (156)                 18
5. MASTERS OF SIN (270)        17      MASTERS OF SIN (270)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 DARK TOADS (240)         231 131  5 63.8   1/ 1*THAT'S US (271)           9  3 0
 2/ 3 IN COLD BLOOD (215)       49  31  1 61.3   2/ 2 FIFTH QUARTER (184)       8  5 0
 3/ 4*MASTERS OF SIN (270)       6   4  0 60.0   3/ 4 DARK TOADS (240)          8  7 0
 4/ 2*THAT'S US (271)           19  13  1 59.4   4/ 3 SUNDAY COMICS (261)       8  7 0
 5/ 5 SUNDAY COMICS (261)      121 107 12 53.1   5/ 5 IN COLD BLOOD (215)       6  4 0
 6/ 6 FIFTH QUARTER (184)       93  85  6 52.2   6/ 9*MASTERS OF SIN (270)      6  4 0
 7/ 7 DREAM MASTERS (262)      226 251 22 47.4   7/ 6 DREAM MASTERS (262)       5 10 1
 8/ 8 XANTH (156)              142 163  8 46.6   8/ 7 XANTH (156)               5 10 0
 9- 9 PARANOID ASYLUM (234)    104 121 11 46.2   9/ 8 SAND DANCERS (67)         4 11 0
10/10 SAND DANCERS (67)        555 861 16 39.2  10-10 PARANOID ASYLUM (234)     1  2 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 320): METHADONE of PARANOIA (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 293): MAX FACTOR of CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 288): LINUS of SUNDAY COMICS (Johnny Dangerously, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 275): ONE-EYE TEO of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 252): KHORA THE SMALL of SAND DANCERS from LIN TIRIAN
                              (Rebina, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                       --------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 320): SAND DANCERS (Lani, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 293): INSIGNIFICANCE (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 288): THAT'S US (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 275): DARK TOADS II (TigToad, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 252): MYSTERIOUS (Mad Max, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV TILAEN TYL SANH of SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
                   (turn 292): DRACO MALFOY of SLYTHERIN HOUSE (Salazar Slytherin)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 287): ESSINA TYL VERN of SAND DANCERS (Lorana, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Ready for some action-packed adventure, some thrills, chills and spills?  Well 
fergit it, cause this is the Spyreport for JADE MOUNTAIN.  MASTERS OF SIN like really 
fought hard to move up to 6th from 9th.  Way to go!  What was the name of that team 
who got 4-1-0 this turn for a total 49-31-1 you ask?  (Sure)  IN COLD BLOOD's their 
name, and fighting's their game!  MVP award for FAR SIDE?  SUNDAY COMICS' proud of it 
after beating WORRIED and getting 20 points.  Talk about yer big time losers!  
MOCKINGBIRD got smashed by LYSTRA, and lost 14 points!  ARDEN thinks his 15-8-0 and 
studly character is good enough to face up to the Duelmaster.  Any bets?  And I was 
just getting used to the ex-Duelmaster's habit of...(!)  Oh well, welcome ARDEN.  
Aren't DARK TOADS proud.  (Oh, my.) I hear the top team insists all their warriors 
get nine hours sleep.  They want photogenic fighters for PR photos.   
     So just why would someone becomes a warrior anyway?  It can't be for these 
really neat Spyreports can it?  SUNDAY COMICS was JADE MOUNTAIN's most avoided team.  
Is there some award for that?  Hhmph!  What kind of warriors are MASTERS OF SIN?  
SUNDAY COMICS, an easy team to beat if I ever saw one, can't get them to accept an 
invitation!  Like, is TREENVA TARAL popular, or what?  She was challenged the most in 
all of JADE MOUNTAIN!  She's got a 3-8-0, is that good?  Ooh!  Did ARIA really know 
what she was doing when she challenged WOODY?  A 14-11-0 speaks volumes.  (Zontoni 
said that.  I don't know what it means.) Do you think ARIA knew something before she 
challenged WOODY?  She got a win and 28 points.  What will the gal do next?  Speaking 
of challenging 28 points above did you hear about FRILLED DRAGON of IN COLD BLOOD vs. 
THAT'S US' WONDERFUL?  (And how was that intro!) What did FRILLED DRAGON expect, 
anyway!  Of course WONDERFUL won.  Next time stick to people you have a chance 
against, dummy!   
     Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other!  Don't you guys ever give 
it a break?  Fight, fight, fight.  Is that all you guys can do?   
     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                  
 ARDEN 3025                   15   8  0   122       DARK TOADS (240)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RED MOSQUITO 2794            13   7  1   125       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)
 WONDERFUL 3083                6   1  1   107       THAT'S US (271)
 WOODY 2503                   11  73  0   106       SAND DANCERS (67)
 P'JERIN 1972                 21   4  1   105       FIFTH QUARTER (184)
 ARIA 3012                    14  11  0    99       DARK TOADS (240)
 LINUS 2836                   15   5  0    92       SUNDAY COMICS (261)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHUN WEI DO 2856              9   6  0    83       DREAM MASTERS (262)
 BUSHMASTER 2327               9   9  0    79       IN COLD BLOOD (215)
 SALTY CROC  2662              7   3  1    78       IN COLD BLOOD (215)
 FRILLED DRAGON 2329          11   5  0    69       IN COLD BLOOD (215)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WITCH 3088                    4   3  0    61       THAT'S US (271)
-YERIX 2782                    8   9  0    60       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)
 ANDY CAPP 2834               15  10  0    59       SUNDAY COMICS (261)
 TABATAN 3040                 11   8  0    57       SAND DANCERS (67)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LYSTRA 2851                   5   6  0    53       DREAM MASTERS (262)
 WOODSTOCK 2833                8   7  0    46       SUNDAY COMICS (261)
 MOCKINGBIRD 3073              6   4  0    39       DARK TOADS (240)
 VOLTO LEENI 3038              7  14  0    35       SAND DANCERS (67)
 GYHARD 3102                   5   1  0    34       FIFTH QUARTER (184)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HORNY TOAD 2783               4   2  0    33       IN COLD BLOOD (215)
 HARPY 3114                    2   1  0    28       XANTH (156)
 ALBANNON 3104                 3   1  0    27       FIFTH QUARTER (184)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SMASH 3115                    2   1  0    23       XANTH (156)
 FAR SIDE 3121                 1   1  0    21       SUNDAY COMICS (261)
 ANNE 3101                     3   3  0    20       DARK TOADS (240)
-MONKEY KING 2904              4   6  0    18       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)
 TREENVA TARAL 3072            3   8  0    17       SAND DANCERS (67)
 PRIDE 3077                    2   0  0    17       MASTERS OF SIN (270)
 SLOTH 3079                    2   0  0    17       MASTERS OF SIN (270)
 DOR 3135                      1   0  0    16       XANTH (156)
 WORRIED 3086                  4   3  0    15       THAT'S US (271)
 WICKED 3098                   3   3  0    15       THAT'S US (271)
 OTAVAS 3103                   2   3  0    15       FIFTH QUARTER (184)
-WANTON 3089                   2   2  0    14       THAT'S US (271)
 WRATH 3081                    2   0  0    13       MASTERS OF SIN (270)
 SHADOW DANCER 2905            1   3  1    11       DREAM MASTERS (262)
 TOKAY 3126                    1   0  0    11       IN COLD BLOOD (215)
 JOHN MICHAEL 3132             1   0  0    10       DARK TOADS (240)
 GARFIELD 3124                 1   1  0     6       SUNDAY COMICS (261)
-THE CORINTHIAN 3100           1   2  0     5       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)
 VIC ZAMOR 3118                1   2  0     5       DREAM MASTERS (262)
 ARNAL REDAXE 3136             1   0  0     5       SAND DANCERS (67)
 LUST 3078                     0   2  0     2       MASTERS OF SIN (270)
 JOHN STONE 3133               0   1  0     1       DREAM MASTERS (262)
 GREED 3125                    0   1  0     1       MASTERS OF SIN (270)
 CROMBIE 3134                  0   1  0     1       XANTH (156)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
ALBANNON 2059         11  8 2 FIFTH QUARTER 184     WONDERFUL 3083        285 NOT REVE
CRUNCH 3116            0  3 0 XANTH 156             JANG-KO BLACKHAND 20  289 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

All -- My turn went in late, hopefully it gets there in time.  I found my 10th style
to try to graduate from this arena and if I got my sheets in on time, I'll be running
all 5 guys this turn.  Otherwise, just the four on maintenance will run.  I hope it
gets there, I hate missing my challenges. -- TigToad

Sunday Comics -- Ouch.  1-4.  I haven't been hurt like that in a long time.  I notice
your warriors were the direct result of several of those losses.  Congratulations and
hope to continue to see you around. -- TigToad, mgr. Dark Toads

Arden -- You did laugh at me, you DID!  I distinctly heard you chortle, which is a
laugh of a kind, isn't it?  And this after I'd gone to the effort of teaching you
three skills and two ratings!  The injustice of it all! -- Woody

Bushmaster -- That's the first time I recall seeing a snake with hands, favored or
not.  Very odd.  But it was your brain that impressed me, to soak up five skills in
forty-three seconds!  Impressive, especially for someone, or I suppose I should say
something, since you're a golem, that is so cold-blooded.  Bravo. -- Essina tyl Vern

Smash -- Ouch!  You take your name seriously, don't you? -- Treenva Taral the bruised
and broken

Xanth?  It's been a while since we noticed that name around here!  Yes, all right,
you were obviously here a turn before the fight I'm reading, but it was tourney time
and I was distracted.  Glad to see you back. -- Lorana, speaking for the perennially
absent Li Dan, Sand Dancers

Harpy -- You're very nasty for such a little thing.  And those brazen wings--are they
strictly legal?  I mean, you're not going to claim they're just HELMET decorations,
are you? -- Volto Leeni, desiring not to meet you again any time soon, even in a bar,
although a bar would be better than on the sands, thank you very much, and I'll take
milk

And I don't want to hear anybody making snide comments about the milk, either!  I'm
trying to build up my bone strength. -- Volto Leeni

Gyhard -- Wow, must have been a bad day for you!  I mean, I slap your hand and you
drop your weapon and quit?  Cheese, guy, do that very often and you'll end up a
laughing stock, which is NOT something any self-respecting warrior wants to be.  For
one thing, it puts off the girls, and for another, nobody will give you credit when
you're short of cash and want lunch. -- Tabatan the sympathetic

TigToad -- I plan to.  For one thing, the passage is free for new graduates, so I can
get there without spending a penny of my not-munificent graduation bonus.  And then
I'm going to sight-see, spectate, and other laid-back things like that.  Much more
fun than fighting. -- Essina

Anne -- Why should I be sophisticated?  What good does it do a warrior if he can
quote the Nine Sages or tell you which wine is best with beans?  Besides, I look on
it as my duty.  After all, somebody has to be unsophisticated to form the standard
against which, or above which, as it might be, the so-called sophisticates measure
themselves.  It's a dirty job, but somebody's got to do it. -- Volto Leeni

TigToad -- Yes!  Yes, you're right!  You must be, because it is in print now.  So
I'll start planning my graduation party, and it will be a total humdinger.  Everyone
invited!  Water flowing like beer!  Whole roasted hamsters.  Er, something like that.
A lot depends on the budget, of course.  But I'll start saving up for it. -- Woody

17 July 2004
I am currently trying to put together a favorites chart for AD warriors.  I
desperately need help with this.  What I need are style, favorite rhythm (ex.:
hi/low), favorite weapons, and tactics.  What would be great is if you could send me
a copy of the invite with the warrior's name, id#, and arena blacked out.  This way,
I can verify that this is an actual warrior.  Minis will work, too!

For those interested, I have both a challenge style vs. style and a match-up style
vs. style chart.  There's about 250 fights calculated in these charts, and I'll be
happy to send a copy to anyone who asks.  You can contact me (if you're a free world
player) at: Rick Stringer, Merit/East, SCI, P.O. Box 500, Georgetown, DE 19947-0500.
If you're in prison, just send a diplo to:  Baphomet, Mgr. Knights Templar (568), DM
#47--North Fork.  (I also have a lot of other charts and info for anyone who wants
it.)  Thanks!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CRUNCH was dealt death by JANG-KO BLACKHAND in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SALTY CROC  devastated ANDY CAPP in a action packed 2 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
ARDEN overpowered LINUS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title duel.
ARIA devastated WOODY in a exciting 3 minute bloody one-sided Challenge fight.
FRILLED DRAGON was devastated by WONDERFUL in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
HARPY was devastated by TABATAN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge competition.
HORNY TOAD vanquished WICKED in a action packed 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
ANNE defeated TREENVA TARAL in a 1 minute Challenge duel.
SLOTH unbelievably bested SHADOW DANCER in a 11 minute novice's Challenge fight.
LUST was handily defeated by OTAVAS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
FAR SIDE savagely defeated WORRIED in a crowd pleasing 8 minute Challenge match.
VIC ZAMOR was bested by WRATH in a 1 minute bloody novice's Challenge battle.
P'JERIN luckily beat CHUN WEI DO in a 2 minute master's conflict.
BUSHMASTER savagely defeated CAPTAIN MONDINOR in a 1 minute gory duel.
WITCH devastated VOLTO LEENI in a 1 minute uneven duel.
WOODSTOCK beat ALBANNON in a popular 2 minute brutal master vs. amateur brawl.
LYSTRA subdued MOCKINGBIRD in a 2 minute bout.
GYHARD beat SMASH in a popular 1 minute bloody match.
PRIDE viciously subdued GARFIELD in a 2 minute gory novice's contest.
GREED was vanquished by TOKAY in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided match.
JOHN MICHAEL vanquished CROMBIE in a 1 minute mismatched fray.
JOHN STONE was defeated by ARNAL REDAXE in a 2 minute novice's match.
DOR overpowered SAI-KI THE PEGLEG in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   8         PARRY-STRIKE      11 -   5 -  0      69  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   7         TOTAL PARRY       22 -  13 -  0      63  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         LUNGING ATTACK    23 -  17 -  0      58  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         BASHING ATTACK    21 -  16 -  0      57  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -   8 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         STRIKING ATTACK   20 -  22 -  3      48  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     12 -  17 -  0      41  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -  13 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         WALL OF STEEL      6 -  17 -  0      26  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         AIMED BLOW         2 -  11 -  0      15  |

Turn 289 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:

LUNGING ATTACK     6 -  2     STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  3         3  SLASHING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     4 -  3     TOTAL PARRY        2 -  3         2  STRIKING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      2 -  3         2  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  2                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  ARDEN 3025                 15   8  0  122 DARK TOADS (240)
STRIKING ATTACK  WONDERFUL 3083              6   1  1  107 THAT'S US (271)
TOTAL PARRY      P'JERIN 1972               21   4  1  105 FIFTH QUARTER (184)
PARRY-LUNGE      ARIA 3012                  14  11  0   99 DARK TOADS (240)
LUNGING ATTACK   LINUS 2836                 15   5  0   92 SUNDAY COMICS (261)
WALL OF STEEL    FRILLED DRAGON 2329        11   5  0   69 IN COLD BLOOD (215)
BASHING ATTACK   TABATAN 3040               11   8  0   57 SAND DANCERS (67)
PARRY-STRIKE     WOODSTOCK 2833              8   7  0   46 SUNDAY COMICS (261)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ARIA 3012.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
FAR SIDE 3121.  The ten other most popular fighters were WOODSTOCK 2833, SALTY CROC  
2662, ARIA 3012, SHADOW DANCER 2905, LYSTRA 2851, PRIDE 3077, TABATAN 3040, CHUN WEI 
DO 2856, WONDERFUL 3083, and HORNY TOAD 2783.

The least popular fighter this week was SLOTH 3079.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were WORRIED 3086, CROMBIE 3134, GREED 3125, VOLTO LEENI 3038, VIC ZAMOR 
3118, LINUS 2836, JOHN STONE 3133, SMASH 3115, MOCKINGBIRD 3073, and ALBANNON 3104.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

ARDEN (75-3025) DARK TOADS (240)
RED MOSQUITO (75-2794) PARANOID ASYLUM (234)
LINUS (75-2836) SUNDAY COMICS (261)