DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/09/2004    Duedate: 09/22/2004

JADE MOUNTAIN ARENA

DM-75    TURN-292

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

P'JERIN
FIFTH QUARTER (184)
(75-1972) [24-4-1,119]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

P'JERIN                        LUST
FIFTH QUARTER (184)            MASTERS OF SIN (270)
(75-1972) [24-4-1,119]         (75-3078) [3-2-0,31]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ARIA                           WONDERFUL
DARK TOADS (240)               THAT'S US (271)
(75-3012) [14-14-0,58]         (75-3083) [8-2-1,103]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

FIFTH QUARTER (184)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. FIFTH QUARTER (184)         45
2. EXPERIMENTAL (274)          26      DARK TOADS (240)
3. SAND DANCERS (67)           26      Unchartered Team
4. DARK TOADS (240)             5
5. I AM SAM (267)               4      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)      15   7  0 68.2   1/ 1 FIFTH QUARTER (184)      11  4 0
 2/ 2 DARK TOADS (240)         238 139  5 63.1   2/ 2*MASTERS OF SIN (270)      9  3 0
 3/ 4*EXPERIMENTAL (274)         6   4  0 60.0   3/ 3 THAT'S US (271)           9  6 0
 4/ 5 THAT'S US (271)           28  19  1 59.6   4/ 4 DARK TOADS (240)          7  8 0
 5/ 6 FIFTH QUARTER (184)      104  89  6 53.9   5/ 9*EXPERIMENTAL (274)        6  4 0
 6/ 7 SUNDAY COMICS (261)      125 112 12 52.7   6/ 6 SAND DANCERS (67)         6  9 0
 7/ 0*I AM SAM (267)            10  10  1 50.0   7/ 8 XANTH (156)               5  4 0
 8/ 8 DREAM MASTERS (262)      228 259 22 46.8   8/ 5 SUNDAY COMICS (261)       4  5 0
 9/ 9 XANTH (156)              147 167  8 46.8   9-10*HOGWARTS EXPRESS (275)    2  3 0
10-10 PARANOID ASYLUM (234)    105 122 11 46.3  10/11 DREAM MASTERS (262)       2  8 0
11-11*HOGWARTS EXPRESS (275)     2   3  0 40.0  11/ 0*I AM SAM (267)            1  0 0
12/12 SAND DANCERS (67)        561 870 16 39.2  12-12 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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, warriors of JADE MOUNTAIN!  Once again I've been called out of 
retirement for my abilities and insights into Spyreporting.  Ya gotta be quick on yer 
feet!  Keep your elbow off the table!  Thrust!  Block out the pain!  EXPERIMENTAL is 
now ranked 5th with a 3-2-0 turn.  What's with GYHARD?  He actually beat DARK TOADS' 
ARIA, and walked away with 16 more points from the fight.  Major screwup at DARK 
TOADS.  ARIA lost 12 points to GYHARD.  Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe ARIA 
will provide more easy wins...  FIFTH QUARTER's hatred of THAT'S US surfaced again as 
P'JERIN challenged JADE MOUNTAIN's top dog.  I can barely restrain my enthusiam for 
FIFTH QUARTER's outstanding member, Duelmaster P'JERIN.  I suppose you want to hear 
some rumors and dirty gossip about your fellow fighters?  Tough!   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.  The 
most avoided team was PARANOID ASYLUM.  The bums at EXPERIMENTAL couldn't face the 
challenges from PARANOID ASYLUM!  No excuse for that!  How well I know the feeling of 
being the most challenged warrior, WOODY!  Don't make idle boasts, they may come back 
to haunt you.  ANDY CAPP didn't quite know what to make of a challenge he received 
from ALBANNON of FIFTH QUARTER, who is 22 points below him.  ALBANNON perhaps got his 
just desserts, seeing as he was beat by ANDY CAPP and ended up with 48 recognition 
points.   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  How long have I been here?  I got people to see, 
places to go...   
     Who knows what the future holds for a warrior.  More fights, there's no doubt.  
Are you as tired of reading this as I am of writing it?  Actually, I guess I'm 
writing it before you read it.  Oh, well.  I don't want to overstay my welcome...-- 
Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 P'JERIN 1972                 24   4  1   119       FIFTH QUARTER (184)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WOODY 2503                   11  76  0   109       SAND DANCERS (67)
 WONDERFUL 3083                8   2  1   103       THAT'S US (271)
 CHUN WEI DO 2856             10   7  0   101       DREAM MASTERS (262)
 WITCH 3088                    6   4  0    92       THAT'S US (271)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GYHARD 3102                   8   1  0    79       FIFTH QUARTER (184)
 TABATAN 3040                 14   8  0    75       SAND DANCERS (67)
 ANDY CAPP 2834               17  10  0    68       SUNDAY COMICS (261)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-YERIX 2782                    8   9  0    60       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)
 ARIA 3012                    14  14  0    58       DARK TOADS (240)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WOODSTOCK 2833                9   8  0    53       SUNDAY COMICS (261)
-SAMSARA 3055                  4   0  0    52       I AM SAM (267)
 ALBANNON 3104                 5   2  0    48       FIFTH QUARTER (184)
 VOLTO LEENI 3038              9  15  0    47       SAND DANCERS (67)
 MOCKINGBIRD 3073              7   6  0    43       DARK TOADS (240)
 WANTON 3089                   5   2  0    42       THAT'S US (271)
 ANNE 3101                     5   4  0    34       DARK TOADS (240)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LYSTRA 2851                   5   8  0    33       DREAM MASTERS (262)
-PRIDE 3077                    4   0  0    33       MASTERS OF SIN (270)
 HARPY 3114                    3   2  0    33       XANTH (156)
 LUST 3078                     3   2  0    31       MASTERS OF SIN (270)
-SAMOSET 3043                  2   1  0    29       I AM SAM (267)
-WRATH 3081                    4   0  0    28       MASTERS OF SIN (270)
 DOR 3135                      3   0  0    28       XANTH (156)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SAMICH 3046                   1   0  1    28       I AM SAM (267)
 TREENVA TARAL 3072            4  10  0    27       SAND DANCERS (67)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WILD STAB 3127                2   0  0    21       EXPERIMENTAL (274)
 WORRIED 3086                  5   5  0    20       THAT'S US (271)
 WICKED 3098                   4   5  0    20       THAT'S US (271)
 SPIKE 3146                    2   0  0    20       DARK TOADS (240)
-THE CORINTHIAN 3100           2   2  0    19       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)
-MONKEY KING 2904              4   6  0    18       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)
 ANNICE 3137                   2   1  0    18       FIFTH QUARTER (184)
-PADFOOT 3142                  1   0  0    18       HOGWARTS EXPRESS (275)
 GARFIELD 3124                 2   2  0    17       SUNDAY COMICS (261)
 TANGIER TREE 3143             2   0  0    14       XANTH (156)
 TERMINAL 3129                 1   1  0    14       EXPERIMENTAL (274)
 CHEAP TRICK 3130              2   0  0    12       EXPERIMENTAL (274)
 SAMARIUM 3071                 1   1  0    11       I AM SAM (267)
-SLOTH 3079                    3   1  0    10       MASTERS OF SIN (270)
 GREED 3125                    1   3  0    10       MASTERS OF SIN (270)
 JOHN STONE 3133               1   2  0    10       DREAM MASTERS (262)
 SMASH 3115                    2   3  0     9       XANTH (156)
 JOHN MICHAEL 3132             2   2  0     8       DARK TOADS (240)
-SNAPE 3138                    1   0  0     8       HOGWARTS EXPRESS (275)
 VIC ZAMOR 3118                1   4  0     7       DREAM MASTERS (262)
-THE CATALYST 3108             0   1  0     7       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)
 FAR SIDE 3121                 1   3  0     6       SUNDAY COMICS (261)
 ARNAL REDAXE 3136             1   3  0     6       SAND DANCERS (67)
 MR. BORING 3128               1   1  0     4       EXPERIMENTAL (274)
 UNLIKELY 3131                 0   2  0     2       EXPERIMENTAL (274)
-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)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
SHADOW DANCER 2905     1  5 1 DREAM MASTERS 262     CHAO-SO TALLTREE 21   292 NONE    
OTAVAS 3103            3  5 0 FIFTH QUARTER 184     TREEMASTER 19         292 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Wonderful -- (with a very critical look)  Think a lot of yourselves, don't you?  And,
of course, you know where to head for the skills.  (sigh)  It's a gift, teaching the
way I do, and a burden, too.  I bet you with three more wins I could GRADUATE and go
teach on the Isle.  But there's a conspiracy here to keep me from leaving Jade
Mountain. -- Woody

Wrath -- Wow, if sin leads to learning four skills, maybe I should TRY some.  (wink)
Got any suggestions? -- Treenva Taral

Wicked -- Yep, but that's okay, so long as you lose to me.  In that, you're SUCH a
good guy.... -- Volto Leeni, taking wins where he finds them (usually in the trash
dump behind the arena, where he finds them dirty and flawed, but what the heck, a win
is a win)

Lust -- Sounds like a plan to me! -- Arnal Redaxe
P.S.  You have no idea how hard it can be to enjoy a little lust if you're a six-
foot-two Dwarf!  People give me these unbelieving looks.

Mockingbird -- (anxiously)  I hope I wasn't too hard on you?  I mean, I'm supposed to
fight to win, but that doesn't mean I have to be vicious, right?  Especially with
you. -- Tabatan

Jade Mountain -- Greetings friends!  Er, and the rest of you too.  I am pleased to
announce the trial running of my "Experimental" stable in your fine arena.  (Try not
to trample any innocent bystanders getting at them....) -- Slaughter Priest

Snape -- First swing was winning that one, I think.  Still, we got to min 3 and that
would be good news if I can make it a habit. -- Terminal

Spike -- Dang it!  You're not supposed to bounce back up like a superball when I get
a knockdown.  Besides, I've already admitted I'm unlikely to work!  No need to be so
hostile....  Well fought. -- Unlikely

The Catalyst -- That's the way it goes with wild stabs, sometimes they get'cha,
sometimes not.  ~sigh~ -- Wild Stab

Prongs -- What can I say?  Work out some more.  But don't feel bad because it was
just a... -- Cheap Trick

Wormtail -- Eeewww!  That's disgusting.  It'll takes weeks to get the slime out of my
gear.  Mismatched?  That's something I won't hear often in my favor.... -- Mr. Boring

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

SHADOW DANCER was butchered by CHAO-SO TALLTREE in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
OTAVAS was slaughtered by TREEMASTER in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
P'JERIN outlasted WONDERFUL in a 11 minute expert's Challenge Title fight.
CHUN WEI DO savagely defeated WOODY in a 1 minute bloody veteran's Challenge fight.
GYHARD devastated ARIA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
WOODSTOCK was devastated by TABATAN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
ALBANNON was viciously subdued by ANDY CAPP in a 12 minute uneven Challenge fight.
WICKED was vanquished by VOLTO LEENI in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
TERMINAL vanquished ARNAL REDAXE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
MR. BORING was narrowly defeated by WORRIED in a dull 17 minute Challenge match.
GARFIELD was beaten by LUST in a 3 minute novice's Challenge fight.
WILD STAB subdued GREED in a crowd pleasing 1 minute amateur's Challenge competition.
WITCH demolished LADY SCORN in a popular 1 minute bloody mismatched match.
LYSTRA was overcome by MOCKINGBIRD in a action packed 3 minute fight.
HARPY was luckily beaten by WANTON in a action packed 2 minute gruesome struggle.
ANNE overpowered SIR RIKARN T'LUCAN in a 3 minute mismatched brawl.
TREENVA TARAL devastated VIC ZAMOR in a exciting 1 minute brutal one-sided fight.
SAMARIUM savagely defeated UNLIKELY in a 3 minute bloody novice's match.
SMASH was bested by CHEAP TRICK in a 3 minute novice's contest.
FAR SIDE was overpowered by GUARDSMAN TAN in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
SPIKE beat JOHN STONE in a 2 minute beginner's fray.
JOHN MICHAEL was overcome by ANNICE in a 2 minute novice's contest.
DOR demolished LIGHTFINGER LU in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
TANGIER TREE won victory over SAI-KI THE PEGLEG in a 1 minute novice's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   8         LUNGING ATTACK    30 -  21 -  0      59  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      7         TOTAL PARRY       28 -  20 -  0      58  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         BASHING ATTACK    30 -  23 -  0      57  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         PARRY-STRIKE      10 -   8 -  0      56  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK   30 -  27 -  3      53  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     15 -  17 -  0      47  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -  15 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -  11 -  0      39  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         AIMED BLOW         4 -   7 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         WALL OF STEEL      7 -  22 -  0      24  |

Turn 292 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     3 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  2         2  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        5 -  2     STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  4         2  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  2         2  BASHING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  4         1  WALL OF STEEL  
BASHING ATTACK     5 -  3                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      P'JERIN 1972               24   4  1  119 FIFTH QUARTER (184)
STRIKING ATTACK  WONDERFUL 3083              8   2  1  103 THAT'S US (271)
SLASHING ATTACK  CHUN WEI DO 2856           10   7  0  101 DREAM MASTERS (262)
LUNGING ATTACK   WITCH 3088                  6   4  0   92 THAT'S US (271)
BASHING ATTACK   GYHARD 3102                 8   1  0   79 FIFTH QUARTER (184)
PARRY-STRIKE     WOODSTOCK 2833              9   8  0   53 SUNDAY COMICS (261)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    ALBANNON 3104               5   2  0   48 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 
WONDERFUL 3083.  The ten other most popular fighters were HARPY 3114, LYSTRA 2851, 
SAMARIUM 3071, ALBANNON 3104, GARFIELD 3124, LUST 3078, WILD STAB 3127, WITCH 3088, 
MOCKINGBIRD 3073, and TREENVA TARAL 3072.

The least popular fighter this week was WORRIED 3086.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MR. BORING 3128, ANDY CAPP 2834, FAR SIDE 3121, UNLIKELY 3131, GREED 
3125, ARNAL REDAXE 3136, WICKED 3098, WOODSTOCK 2833, ARIA 3012, and WOODY 2503.

                FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY XXXIII

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
KOMODO 1786 (68-64-4)                  0  5  0         IN COLD BLOOD        

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DARKMOON BLACKFELL 862 (85-68-3)       6  3  0         SCARLET KNIGHTS      
MAGMA 2049 (72-47-0)                   4  3  0         FORCE OF NATURE      

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SHYLOCK 2602 (36-34-1)                10  3  0         DARK TOADS           
FLIGHT 2606 (26-15-3)                  2  3  0         PARANOID ASYLUM      
VICTORY 757 (19-18-2)                  2  3  0         SUPERIOR FORCES      
MIDNIGHT FAITH 2651 (25-16-1)          1  3  0         PARANOID ASYLUM      

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
WINSTON 2600 (47-22-0)                 8  3  0         DARK TOADS           

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SUPERIOR II 760 (16-5-3)               5  3  0         SUPERIOR FORCES      

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
RED MOSQUITO 2794 (13-7-1)             1  3  0         PARANOID ASYLUM      

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SAMICH 3046 (1-0-1)                    1  3  0         I AM SAM             
WITCH 3088 (3-3-0)                     0  3  0         THAT'S US            

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MONKEY KING 2904 (4-6-0)               4  3  1         PARANOID ASYLUM      

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
WANTON 3089 (2-2-0)                    2  3  0         THAT'S US            

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
THE CATALYST 3108 (0-0-0)              2  3  0         PARANOID ASYLUM      
HECTOR 3109 (0-0-0)                    1  2  0  DEAD   WENSINWASIN H8RS     
TYVEK 3096 (0-0-0)                     0  3  0         DEMONS OF DARKNESS 7