DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/26/2004    Duedate: 09/08/2004

JADE MOUNTAIN ARENA

DM-75    TURN-291

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

WONDERFUL
THAT'S US (271)
(75-3083) [8-1-1,123]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

P'JERIN                        WONDERFUL
FIFTH QUARTER (184)            THAT'S US (271)
(75-1972) [23-4-1,110]         (75-3083) [8-1-1,123]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ARIA                           ANNE
DARK TOADS (240)               DARK TOADS (240)
(75-3012) [14-13-0,70]         (75-3101) [4-4-0,27]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

FIFTH QUARTER (184)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THAT'S US (271)             33
2. HOGWARTS EXPRESS (275)      29      DARK TOADS (240)
3. EXPERIMENTAL (274)          27      Unchartered Team
4. PARANOID ASYLUM (234)       21
5. DARK TOADS (240)            12      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*MASTERS OF SIN (270)      14   6  0 70.0   1/ 2 FIFTH QUARTER (184)      11  3 0
 2/ 2 DARK TOADS (240)         235 137  5 63.2   2/ 1*MASTERS OF SIN (270)     11  4 0
 3- 3 IN COLD BLOOD (215)       49  31  1 61.3   3/ 3*THAT'S US (271)           8  6 0
 4/ 0*EXPERIMENTAL (274)         3   2  0 60.0   4/ 7 DARK TOADS (240)          8  7 0
 5/ 4*THAT'S US (271)           25  17  1 59.5   5- 4 SUNDAY COMICS (261)       5  5 0
 6/ 5 FIFTH QUARTER (184)      101  87  6 53.7   6/ 8 SAND DANCERS (67)         5 10 0
 7- 6 SUNDAY COMICS (261)      124 109 12 53.2   7- 5 IN COLD BLOOD (215)       4  1 0
 8- 7 DREAM MASTERS (262)      227 255 22 47.1   8- 6 XANTH (156)               4  6 0
 9- 8 XANTH (156)              145 165  8 46.8   9/ 0*EXPERIMENTAL (274)        3  2 0
10/ 0 PARANOID ASYLUM (234)    105 122 11 46.3  10/ 0*HOGWARTS EXPRESS (275)    2  3 0
11/ 0*HOGWARTS EXPRESS (275)     2   3  0 40.0  11- 9 DREAM MASTERS (262)       2  8 0
12/ 9 SAND DANCERS (67)        558 868 16 39.1  12/ 0 PARANOID ASYLUM (234)     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 322): DILYS TYL KOGAN of SAND DANCERS (Lani, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 295): LORD TAYLOR of CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 290): WONDERFUL of THAT'S US (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 277): ONE-EYE TEO of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 254): KHORA THE SMALL of SAND DANCERS from LIN TIRIAN
                              (Rebina, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                       --------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 322): SAND DANCERS (Lani, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 295): CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 290): MASTERS OF SIN (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 277): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 254): SUNNYLAND, etc. (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 322): METHADONE of PARANOIA (Jekyll, mgr.)
                  (turn 321): KOREEN of REFUGEES (Zarla, team captain)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 295): LORD TAYLOR of CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
                   (turn 294): MAX FACTOR of CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 289): ARDEN of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
                                  RED MOSQUITO of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
                                  LINUS of SUNDAY COMICS (Johnny Dangerously, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in JADE MOUNTAIN this turn, and let's 
start with a look at some of the teams.  It seems the training can make the 
difference, as MASTERS OF SIN is pushed out of top team by FIFTH QUARTER, who came 
from 2nd with a 3-2-0 this turn.  DARK TOADS stable has parlayed this turn's 3-2-0 
into a 3 space move up the rankings.  This brings them up to 4th place.  Good work, 
guys!  And let's see, PADFOOT fought ANNICE and gained 18 points and contributed to 
HOGWARTS EXPRESS' 2-3-0.  SLOTH has lost to ANNE, falling 10 points, while helping 
make MASTERS OF SIN a 3-2-0 turn.  This week's Duelmaster bout was between WOODY and 
our Duelmaster WONDERFUL, making a challenge.  Defending his title for another turn, 
WONDERFUL kept SAND DANCERS' warrior, WOODY, from claiming the throne.  Can someone 
confirm a rumor for me?  I hear the top team makes their losing fighters do dishes at 
The Green Axe until they win.  Maybe?   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.  I also notice that the DREAM 
MASTERS stable was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on JADE MOUNTAIN, what are 
you afraid of?  And avoiding DREAM MASTERS more than any other team we find MASTERS 
OF SIN.  JADE MOUNTAIN, are we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  The 
most challenged warrior this turn was SAND DANCERS' warrior WOODY.  More fighters 
challenged him than challenged the Duelmaster!  In a fit of brilliance or of 
stupidity (hard to say sometimes), WITCH challenged ARIA today, facing a 30 
difference in recognition.  And now nobody knows where ARIA is right now, after 
giving WITCH 22 points worth of recognition.  As quiet chuckles rise behind me.  LUST 
of MASTERS OF SIN had better have a good reason for challenging down 15 points in a 
challenge which he won.  I thought LUST showed great skill and promise when he won 
victory over ARNAL REDAXE.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  We'd like to remind certain teams not to rob the graves of their enemies.  
You know who you are; and it's considered rude.   
     I like this place, JADE MOUNTAIN, the taverns have old wine, and young serving 
girls.  Who could ask for more?  Well, I'm burning daylight here in JADE MOUNTAIN and 
I've a long road ahead of me.  Happy Trails.  Until you see my quill in JADE MOUNTAIN 
again, farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WONDERFUL 3083                8   1  1   123       THAT'S US (271)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 P'JERIN 1972                 23   4  1   110       FIFTH QUARTER (184)
 WOODY 2503                   11  75  0   108       SAND DANCERS (67)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CHUN WEI DO 2856              9   7  0    90       DREAM MASTERS (262)
 WITCH 3088                    5   4  0    82       THAT'S US (271)
-BUSHMASTER 2327               9   9  0    79       IN COLD BLOOD (215)
-SALTY CROC  2662              7   3  1    78       IN COLD BLOOD (215)
 ARIA 3012                    14  13  0    70       DARK TOADS (240)
-FRILLED DRAGON 2329          11   5  0    69       IN COLD BLOOD (215)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ANDY CAPP 2834               16  10  0    66       SUNDAY COMICS (261)
 TABATAN 3040                 13   8  0    66       SAND DANCERS (67)
 GYHARD 3102                   7   1  0    63       FIFTH QUARTER (184)
-YERIX 2782                    8   9  0    60       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)
-WOODSTOCK 2833                9   7  0    59       SUNDAY COMICS (261)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ALBANNON 3104                 5   1  0    44       FIFTH QUARTER (184)
-HARPY 3114                    3   1  0    43       XANTH (156)
 VOLTO LEENI 3038              8  15  0    40       SAND DANCERS (67)
 MOCKINGBIRD 3073              6   6  0    38       DARK TOADS (240)
-LYSTRA 2851                   5   7  0    34       DREAM MASTERS (262)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PRIDE 3077                    4   0  0    33       MASTERS OF SIN (270)
-HORNY TOAD 2783               4   2  0    33       IN COLD BLOOD (215)
 WRATH 3081                    4   0  0    28       MASTERS OF SIN (270)
 ANNE 3101                     4   4  0    27       DARK TOADS (240)
 WICKED 3098                   4   4  0    27       THAT'S US (271)
 WANTON 3089                   4   2  0    26       THAT'S US (271)
 LUST 3078                     2   2  0    26       MASTERS OF SIN (270)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DOR 3135                      2   0  0    23       XANTH (156)
-JOHN STONE 3133               1   1  0    22       DREAM MASTERS (262)
 TREENVA TARAL 3072            3  10  0    19       SAND DANCERS (67)
 THE CORINTHIAN 3100           2   2  0    19       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)
-GARFIELD 3124                 2   1  0    19       SUNDAY COMICS (261)
 GREED 3125                    1   2  0    19       MASTERS OF SIN (270)
-MONKEY KING 2904              4   6  0    18       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)
 PADFOOT 3142                  1   0  0    18       HOGWARTS EXPRESS (275)
 WORRIED 3086                  4   5  0    17       THAT'S US (271)
 JOHN MICHAEL 3132             2   1  0    17       DARK TOADS (240)
 OTAVAS 3103                   3   4  0    14       FIFTH QUARTER (184)
-TOKAY 3126                    1   0  0    11       IN COLD BLOOD (215)
 SLOTH 3079                    3   1  0    10       MASTERS OF SIN (270)
 WILD STAB 3127                1   0  0    10       EXPERIMENTAL (274)
 MR. BORING 3128               1   0  0    10       EXPERIMENTAL (274)
-SMASH 3115                    2   2  0     9       XANTH (156)
-SHADOW DANCER 2905            1   4  1     8       DREAM MASTERS (262)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SNAPE 3138                    1   0  0     8       HOGWARTS EXPRESS (275)
-TANGIER TREE 3143             1   0  0     8       XANTH (156)
 THE CATALYST 3108             0   1  0     7       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)
 SPIKE 3146                    1   0  0     6       DARK TOADS (240)
-VIC ZAMOR 3118                1   3  0     6       DREAM MASTERS (262)
-FAR SIDE 3121                 1   2  0     5       SUNDAY COMICS (261)
 ARNAL REDAXE 3136             1   2  0     5       SAND DANCERS (67)
 CHEAP TRICK 3130              1   0  0     5       EXPERIMENTAL (274)
 ANNICE 3137                   1   1  0     4       FIFTH QUARTER (184)
 PRONGS 3139                   0   1  0     1       HOGWARTS EXPRESS (275)
 WORMTAIL 3140                 0   1  0     1       HOGWARTS EXPRESS (275)
 SIRIUS BLACK 3141             0   1  0     1       HOGWARTS EXPRESS (275)
 TERMINAL 3129                 0   1  0     1       EXPERIMENTAL (274)
 UNLIKELY 3131                 0   1  0     1       EXPERIMENTAL (274)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Wonderful -- Oh, yeah?  (brushes gingerly at the sand embedded in his left buttock)
What's so wonderful about you, then?  It doesn't show, whatever it is. -- Woody

Mockingbird -- Stone and Tree, you're gorgeous!  Why have I never noticed you before?
The gloss on your hair, the lilt in your voice, the wry, sly glint in your eye....
(enraptured sigh)  May I hold your hand? -- Tabatan

Albannon -- You had some special tricks in there, didn't you?  Magic, I bet.  You
dark, mysterious strangers are always pulling tricks like that.  You may have beaten
me--THIS time--but you didn't fool me any!  I'm watching you closely from here on
out. -- Volto Leeni

Sloth -- Somehow I expected you to be bigger.  Smoother.  You know, the languid
aristocrat in the hammock, with pretty girls to peel your grapes.  Another illusion
in tatters.  I don't know how I'll survive this erosion of my dreams.... -- Arnal
Redaxe

Wrath -- (with wide-eyed astonishment)  I thought you'd take longer.  Savor the
anger, or something. -- Treenva Taral
P.S.  How can you learn five skills in two seconds?

Arden -- Thank you.  I appreciate that. -- Woody

TigToad -- I'll try to get Essina to the Isle and to Lirin Kiv. -- Lorana

Anne -- Wine?  What's wrong with good, honest grape juice? -- Volto Leeni

TigToad -- About a month from now, the Party.  Big stuff, even a spotlight.  But not
sooner, because I'm going to a place called Hawaii to get some pointers. -- Woody

Johnny Dangerously -- We're glad to see ALL of you here. -- Lorana and the Sand
Dancers

John Stone -- What?  Where? -- Arnal Redaxe, not sure he wants to be "had"

Gyhard -- Oh, well, if they were chocolate chip cookies, I can understand! -- Tabatan

30 July 2004
The total number of fights calculated was reported as 250 fights.  This is a
misprint.  It should have read "over 2,500 fights." -- Baphomet

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

WONDERFUL viciously subdued WOODY in a 1 minute master's Challenge Title fight.
WITCH viciously subdued ARIA in a 2 minute gruesome veteran's Challenge match.
WRATH bested TREENVA TARAL in a 1 minute novice vs. veteran upset Challenge contest.
WICKED was subdued by VOLTO LEENI in a 1 minute Challenge competition.
WANTON bested GREED in a popular 3 minute bloody Challenge duel.
ANNE savagely defeated SLOTH in a crowd pleasing 9 minute gory Challenge brawl.
PRIDE handily defeated OTAVAS in a 1 minute gruesome uneven Challenge melee.
LUST vanquished ARNAL REDAXE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
P'JERIN outwaited MING-CHANG THE SLY in a 11 minute fight.
TABATAN defeated MOCKINGBIRD in a action packed 2 minute match.
ALBANNON savagely defeated STONEFACE MIKARN in a 4 minute brutal fight.
GYHARD demolished SHIZARAN BLACKHEART in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
WORRIED was bested by THE CORINTHIAN in a exciting 3 minute battle.
ANNICE was devastated by PADFOOT in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
JOHN MICHAEL handily defeated SIRIUS BLACK in a popular 1 minute uneven fight.
THE CATALYST was devastated by WILD STAB in a 1 minute uneven duel.
CHEAP TRICK beat PRONGS in a 2 minute amateur's brawl.
UNLIKELY was bested by SPIKE in a 3 minute novice's fight.
TERMINAL was savagely defeated by SNAPE in a exciting 3 minute gory novice's bout.
MR. BORING handily defeated WORMTAIL in a 2 minute mismatched competition.

                                    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 -   6 -  0      65  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  7         TOTAL PARRY       25 -  18 -  0      58  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      7         LUNGING ATTACK    28 -  21 -  0      57  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         BASHING ATTACK    26 -  20 -  0      57  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         STRIKING ATTACK   28 -  24 -  3      54  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   9 -  0      44  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     13 -  18 -  0      42  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -  14 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         AIMED BLOW         4 -   7 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         WALL OF STEEL      7 -  19 -  0      27  |

Turn 291 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:

AIMED BLOW         1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        3 -  4         2  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     6 -  2     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  WALL OF STEEL  
BASHING ATTACK     3 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    5 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  3         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  WONDERFUL 3083              8   1  1  123 THAT'S US (271)
TOTAL PARRY      P'JERIN 1972               23   4  1  110 FIFTH QUARTER (184)
LUNGING ATTACK   WITCH 3088                  5   4  0   82 THAT'S US (271)
PARRY-LUNGE      ARIA 3012                  14  13  0   70 DARK TOADS (240)
BASHING ATTACK   TABATAN 3040               13   8  0   66 SAND DANCERS (67)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    ALBANNON 3104               5   1  0   44 FIFTH QUARTER (184)
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 
ANNE 3101.  The ten other most popular fighters were GREED 3125, TABATAN 3040, SNAPE 
3138, THE CORINTHIAN 3100, WONDERFUL 3083, WITCH 3088, WANTON 3089, SPIKE 3146, PRIDE 
3077, and ALBANNON 3104.

The least popular fighter this week was SLOTH 3079.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MR. BORING 3128, UNLIKELY 3131, THE CATALYST 3108, ANNICE 3137, WORRIED 
3086, P'JERIN 1972, ARNAL REDAXE 3136, OTAVAS 3103, TERMINAL 3129, and CHEAP TRICK 
3130.