DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/23/2004    Duedate: 10/06/2004

JADE MOUNTAIN ARENA

DM-75    TURN-293

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TABATAN
SAND DANCERS (67)
(75-3040) [15-8-0,106]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

WONDERFUL                      SAMSARA
THAT'S US (271)                I AM SAM (267)
(75-3083) [9-2-1,112]          (75-3055) [5-0-0,61]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ARIA                           WONDERFUL
DARK TOADS (240)               THAT'S US (271)
(75-3012) [15-14-0,68]         (75-3083) [9-2-1,112]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THAT'S US (271)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. HOGWARTS EXPRESS (275)      49
2. XANTH (156)                 42      DARK TOADS (240)
3. THAT'S US (271)             34      Unchartered Team
4. SAND DANCERS (67)           25
5. DREAM MASTERS (262)         21      I AM SAM (267)

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/ 3 THAT'S US (271)           9  6 0
 2/ 2 DARK TOADS (240)         240 142  5 62.8   2/ 4 DARK TOADS (240)          8  7 0
 3- 3*EXPERIMENTAL (274)         6   4  0 60.0   3/ 1 FIFTH QUARTER (184)       7  8 0
 4/ 4 THAT'S US (271)           31  21  1 59.6   4/ 7 XANTH (156)               6  3 0
 5/ 5 FIFTH QUARTER (184)      105  93  6 53.0   5- 5*EXPERIMENTAL (274)        6  4 0
 6/ 6 SUNDAY COMICS (261)      128 114 12 52.9   6/ 6 SAND DANCERS (67)         6  9 0
 7/ 7*I AM SAM (267)            11  10  1 52.4   7/ 9*HOGWARTS EXPRESS (275)    5  5 1
 8/11*HOGWARTS EXPRESS (275)     5   5  1 50.0   8- 2*MASTERS OF SIN (270)      4  3 0
 9/ 9 XANTH (156)              151 168  8 47.3   9/ 8 SUNDAY COMICS (261)       4  5 0
10/ 8 DREAM MASTERS (262)      231 261 23 47.0  10/10 DREAM MASTERS (262)       4  6 1
11/10 PARANOID ASYLUM (234)    107 122 11 46.7  11/12 PARANOID ASYLUM (234)     3  1 0
12/12 SAND DANCERS (67)        562 874 16 39.1  12/11*I AM SAM (267)            2  0 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 324): TITANIA of SUPERIOR FORCES 3J (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  74 CHAVEZ RAVINE (turn 297): RIOT ACT of INSIGNIFICANCE (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 292): P'JERIN of FIFTH QUARTER (T'Loi, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 279): KARA HELLBLADE of NOTORIOUS BASTARDS ( ! , mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 256): KHORA THE SMALL of SAND DANCERS from LIN TIRIAN
                              (Rebina, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                       --------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 324): SAND DANCERS (Lani, mgr.)
 DM  74 CHAVEZ RAVINE (turn 297): SLYTHERIN HOUSE (Salazar Slytherin, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 292): FIFTH QUARTER (T'Loi, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 279): NOTORIOUS BASTARDS ( ! , mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 256): SLYTHERIN HOUSE (Rillion, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 323): DILYS TYL KOGAN of SAND DANCERS (Lani, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Well who would have thought after such a long hiatus I'd be back and Duelmaster?
My challenge goes to you, Woody.  Hopefully some of these rapscallions will graduate
and give you your turn on the throne.  Drinks on Zalgor; he owes me....

                                             Pjerin

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, JADE MOUNTAIN?  Ain't you never seen Snide 
Clemens before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Later days, FIFTH QUARTER, since 
THAT'S US took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  Now keep the 
taverns open late tonight, for there are sorrows to drown for MASTERS OF SIN, whose 
0-0-0 this turn dropped them by 6 into 8th.  Ha!  XANTH turned their 4-1-0 turn into 
a 4th place rank in the listings this turn.  Any better than this, and you get put on 
hit lists.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed to see SIRIUS BLACK win a fight 
and gain 24 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, ARIA beat ALBANNON and ALBANNON lost 7 
points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And it's out with the old, in with the new, as 
TABATAN takes the Title and last week's bar tab from the old Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  
I'm not in a very good mood today, but why am I telling you this?  You want to know 
what's new, don't you, JADE MOUNTAIN?   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  JADE 
MOUNTAIN, I am losing what little hope I had in you.  THAT'S US the most avoided 
team?  What insult will suffice, I cannot say.  And it looks like FIFTH QUARTER 
avoided them the most this turn.  What a pack of would be losers, if you ask me.  
Hmph.  VOLTO LEENI was challenged more times this turn than the Duelmaster.  Now was 
the DM insulted or feared?  Heh, heh.  Looks like time for laurels or hemlock, 
WONDERFUL was challenged by ANDY CAPP, who was ranked 35 points below him.  And, oof! 
ANDY CAPP saw stars around his helmet, after losing the fight, and disappointing the 
crowds, I might add.  I guess I can give a little credit to GYHARD of FIFTH QUARTER 
for challenging up by 22 to CHUN WEI DO.  GYHARD lost to get 80 points of 
recognition.   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for JADE 
MOUNTAIN's morgue.  More variety.  Nipped in the bud, you might say, was SPIKE of 
DARK TOADS this turn.  Course, I wouldn't say that, so much as have a belly laugh.  
Heh heh.  Titanium shields and bamboo daggers, guess what brave team is developing 
these kinds of weapons?   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Just wait 'till next time I show up 
here, I won't be so nice!  So nyaaah!  Glad to see the back of this place-- Snide 
Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TABATAN 3040                 15   8  0   106       SAND DANCERS (67)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WONDERFUL 3083                9   2  1   112       THAT'S US (271)
 WOODY 2503                   11  77  0   110       SAND DANCERS (67)
 WITCH 3088                    7   4  0   106       THAT'S US (271)
 CHUN WEI DO 2856             11   7  0   105       DREAM MASTERS (262)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 P'JERIN 1972                 24   5  1    90       FIFTH QUARTER (184)
 GYHARD 3102                   8   2  0    80       FIFTH QUARTER (184)
 ANDY CAPP 2834               17  11  0    68       SUNDAY COMICS (261)
 ARIA 3012                    15  14  0    68       DARK TOADS (240)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YERIX 2782                    9   9  0    65       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)
 SAMSARA 3055                  5   0  0    61       I AM SAM (267)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WANTON 3089                   6   2  0    54       THAT'S US (271)
 WOODSTOCK 2833                9   9  0    46       SUNDAY COMICS (261)
 DOR 3135                      4   0  0    44       XANTH (156)
 VOLTO LEENI 3038              9  16  0    43       SAND DANCERS (67)
 MOCKINGBIRD 3073              7   7  0    42       DARK TOADS (240)
 ALBANNON 3104                 5   3  0    41       FIFTH QUARTER (184)
 HARPY 3114                    4   2  0    40       XANTH (156)
 ANNE 3101                     6   4  0    39       DARK TOADS (240)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PRIDE 3077                    4   0  0    33       MASTERS OF SIN (270)
 ANNICE 3137                   3   1  0    33       FIFTH QUARTER (184)
-LUST 3078                     3   2  0    31       MASTERS OF SIN (270)
 LYSTRA 2851                   5   9  0    30       DREAM MASTERS (262)
 MONKEY KING 2904              5   6  0    29       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)
-SAMOSET 3043                  2   1  0    29       I AM SAM (267)
-WRATH 3081                    4   0  0    28       MASTERS OF SIN (270)
-SAMICH 3046                   1   0  1    28       I AM SAM (267)
 PADFOOT 3142                  2   0  0    25       HOGWARTS EXPRESS (275)
 SIRIUS BLACK 3141             1   1  1    25       HOGWARTS EXPRESS (275)
 SNAPE 3138                    2   0  0    24       HOGWARTS EXPRESS (275)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TREENVA TARAL 3072            4  11  0    23       SAND DANCERS (67)
 TANGIER TREE 3143             3   0  0    23       XANTH (156)
 WORRIED 3086                  5   6  0    21       THAT'S US (271)
-WILD STAB 3127                2   0  0    21       EXPERIMENTAL (274)
 GARFIELD 3124                 3   2  0    19       SUNDAY COMICS (261)
-THE CORINTHIAN 3100           2   2  0    19       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)
 FAR SIDE 3121                 2   3  0    19       SUNDAY COMICS (261)
 WICKED 3098                   4   6  0    18       THAT'S US (271)
 GARTH 3148                    1   0  1    16       DREAM MASTERS (262)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VIC ZAMOR 3118                2   4  0    15       DREAM MASTERS (262)
-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 MICHAEL 3132             2   3  0     9       DARK TOADS (240)
 BINK 3149                     1   0  0     9       XANTH (156)
 ARNAL REDAXE 3136             1   4  0     7       SAND DANCERS (67)
-THE CATALYST 3108             0   1  0     7       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)
 JOHN STONE 3133               1   3  0     6       DREAM MASTERS (262)
 CHARLIE BROWN 3150            1   0  0     6       SUNDAY COMICS (261)
-MR. BORING 3128               1   1  0     4       EXPERIMENTAL (274)
 PRONGS 3139                   0   2  0     2       HOGWARTS EXPRESS (275)
 WORMTAIL 3140                 0   2  0     2       HOGWARTS EXPRESS (275)
-UNLIKELY 3131                 0   2  0     2       EXPERIMENTAL (274)
 OTAVAS 3147                   0   1  0     1       FIFTH QUARTER (184)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
SAI-KI THE PEGLEG 4    0  1 0   1                   GARTH 3148            293 NONE    
SPIKE 3146             2  1 0 DARK TOADS 240        SIRIUS BLACK 3141     293         
SMASH 3115             2  4 0 XANTH 156             STONEWALKER 18        293 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Aria -- Your tune was sweet; too bad it ended in defeat. -- Gyhard (who had better
stick to his day job)

Andy Capp -- That should make your manager feel better. -- Albannon

John Michael -- Who would have thought these were NATURAL armor? -- Annice, with new
appreciation of her chest

Wonderful -- Late in coming, but justice has been served. -- Pjerin

All -- Wow, I've been very neglectful of my personal ads the last few turns.  I
apologize.  The new job is taking more and more of my time.  I'll try to do better.
-- TigToad

Slaughter Priest -- Welcome, experimental stable or not.  I wouldn't feel bad, a lot
of us have to experiment with our stability. -- TigToad

Unlikely -- Hmm, you make me wish my name was Superball. -- Spike

Gyhard -- Hmm... I'll never get a winning record again if you don't learn to go down
when I hit you. -- Aria

All -- Three years after they brought me my first TVs, Winston and Shylock TV'd again
this past tournament in ADM and Freshman.  Just a few memories from Jade Mountain and
my past. -- TigToad

Chun Wei Do -- There it is again, my fan fell silent!  I wish you wouldn't do that,
as I have enough trouble hanging onto him as it is. -- Woody

Woodstock -- For a little bird, you're kinda mean. -- Tabatan

Wicked -- You are?  It doesn't show. -- Volto Leeni, unreasonably pleased with
himself

Terminal -- Nearly!  You just about disarmed me, and a Dwarf with no arms is in
serious trouble. -- Arenal Redaxe

Vic Zamor -- Except for the "not teaching skills" part, you're a dream man, so tall!
Much better than being a dream master, don't you think?  Come over to my place and
I'll kiss it and make it well.  Uh...nothing below the waist, however.  I'll kiss
your last-received wound, the one where the fan threw a rock--and they're not
SUPPOSED to have rocks in the stands, so I guess he chipped it off his seat--and hit
you on the head. -- Treenva Taral

Slaughter Priest -- And we're pleased to have you here.  Settle in to stay awhile. --
Li Dan, Sand Dancers

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

20 September 2004
Azereth has returned!  I am the manager for Scarlet Blades in DM 25.  I was a member
of the Crimson Alliance and the Crimson Brotherhood (which was composed of former CA
members).  I've been out of the game for many (at least 5) years.  I would like to
hear from anyone who remembers me, as well as any Alliance that is seeking to add
experienced managers to their roster.  Contact me at:
     Anthony Wells
     600 W. Shore Dr.
     Stanton, MI  48888
or by personal ads in DM 25.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SMASH was butchered by STONEWALKER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SAMSARA demolished VOLTO LEENI in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
WITCH overpowered WOODY in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
ANDY CAPP was devastated by WONDERFUL in a 6 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
GYHARD was bested by CHUN WEI DO in a 1 minute Challenge brawl.
ALBANNON was vanquished by ARIA in a 2 minute brutal mismatched Challenge fight.
LYSTRA was bested by ANNE in a popular 1 minute Challenge competition.
FAR SIDE viciously subdued WORRIED in a 8 minute Challenge melee.
WORMTAIL was overpowered by VIC ZAMOR in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
ANNICE overpowered TREENVA TARAL in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
P'JERIN was viciously subdued by TABATAN in a exciting 4 minute veteran's Title bout.
YERIX viciously subdued MOCKINGBIRD in a crowd pleasing 2 minute brutal conflict.
WOODSTOCK was luckily beaten by WANTON in a 2 minute gory brawl.
DOR handily defeated ZELBAN SWORDBITER in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided conflict.
HARPY overpowered SHIVERING BONZE in a 1 minute uneven struggle.
WICKED was handily defeated by SNAPE in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
MONKEY KING devastated JOHN STONE in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
GARFIELD beat OTAVAS in a 2 minute brutal novice's match.
JOHN MICHAEL was luckily beaten by BINK in a 2 minute bloody amateur's fight.
ARNAL REDAXE was devastated by PADFOOT in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
PRONGS lost to CHARLIE BROWN in a 2 minute novice's match.
SPIKE was easily killed by SIRIUS BLACK in a 1 minute uneven duel.
TANGIER TREE devastated SAI-KI THE PEGLEG in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
GARTH assassinated SAI-KI THE PEGLEG in a 1 minute brutal uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   8         LUNGING ATTACK    32 -  21 -  0      60  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   8         BASHING ATTACK    34 -  25 -  1      58  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  7         STRIKING ATTACK   32 -  26 -  3      55  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         TOTAL PARRY       27 -  23 -  0      54  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         PARRY-STRIKE      10 -   9 -  0      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         AIMED BLOW         5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         SLASHING ATTACK   13 -  15 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     15 -  18 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -  10 -  0      44  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         WALL OF STEEL      7 -  24 -  0      23  |

Turn 293 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     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  2         2  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  3         2  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    6 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  4         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  2         2  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     5 -  3                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  4                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   TABATAN 3040               15   8  0  106 SAND DANCERS (67)
STRIKING ATTACK  WONDERFUL 3083              9   2  1  112 THAT'S US (271)
LUNGING ATTACK   WITCH 3088                  7   4  0  106 THAT'S US (271)
SLASHING ATTACK  CHUN WEI DO 2856           11   7  0  105 DREAM MASTERS (262)
TOTAL PARRY      P'JERIN 1972               24   5  1   90 FIFTH QUARTER (184)
PARRY-LUNGE      ARIA 3012                  15  14  0   68 DARK TOADS (240)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    ALBANNON 3104               5   3  0   41 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 TABATAN 3040, YERIX 2782, 
ARIA 3012, FAR SIDE 3121, WOODSTOCK 2833, GARFIELD 3124, PRONGS 3139, LYSTRA 2851, 
MONKEY KING 2904, and SMASH 3115.

The least popular fighter this week was WORRIED 3086.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SPIKE 3146, ARNAL REDAXE 3136, JOHN STONE 3133, WICKED 3098, TREENVA 
TARAL 3072, WORMTAIL 3140, GYHARD 3102, ANDY CAPP 2834, WOODY 2503, and VOLTO LEENI 
3038.