DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/04/2004    Duedate: 11/17/2004

JADE MOUNTAIN ARENA

DM-75    TURN-296

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

WONDERFUL
THAT'S US (271)
(75-3083) [11-3-1,133]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

WONDERFUL                      POSITION IS EMPTY
THAT'S US (271)                
(75-3083) [11-3-1,133]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ARIA                           WONDERFUL
DARK TOADS (240)               THAT'S US (271)
(75-3012) [16-16-0,83]         (75-3083) [11-3-1,133]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARK TOADS (240)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THAT'S US (271)             39
2. DARK TOADS (240)            27      DARK TOADS (240)
3. I AM SAM (267)              15      Unchartered Team
4. FIFTH QUARTER (184)         14
5. SAND DANCERS (67)            7      UNDEAD LEGION (62)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 DARK TOADS (240)         249 146  5 63.0   1/ 2 DARK TOADS (240)          9  4 0
 2- 2*EXPERIMENTAL (274)        12   8  0 60.0   2/ 1 THAT'S US (271)           9  6 0
 3/ 3 THAT'S US (271)           40  27  1 59.7   3/ 3 FIFTH QUARTER (184)       8  7 0
 4/ 6 I AM SAM (267)            13  10  1 56.5   4- 5*EXPERIMENTAL (274)        6  4 0
 5/ 4 FIFTH QUARTER (184)      113 100  6 53.1   5/ 9 SAND DANCERS (67)         4 11 0
 6- 5 SUNDAY COMICS (261)      130 117 12 52.6   6/11 I AM SAM (267)            2  0 0
 7- 7 XANTH (156)              153 171  8 47.2   7- 6*HOGWARTS EXPRESS (275)    2  3 0
 8- 8 DREAM MASTERS (262)      233 264 23 46.9   8- 4 XANTH (156)               2  3 0
 9- 9 PARANOID ASYLUM (234)    108 123 11 46.8   9- 8 SUNDAY COMICS (261)       2  3 0
10-10*HOGWARTS EXPRESS (275)     7   8  1 46.7  10- 7 DREAM MASTERS (262)       2  3 0
11/11 SAND DANCERS (67)        566 885 16 39.0  11-10 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 327): TITANIA of SUPERIOR FORCES 3J (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  74 CHAVEZ RAVINE (turn 300): TSIRELL of SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 295): WONDERFUL of THAT'S US (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 282): KARA HELLBLADE of NOTORIOUS BASTARDS ( ! , mgr.)
ADM 107 (turn 259): DARKMOON BLACKFELL of SCARLET KNIGHTS from JADE MOUNTAIN (Talon
                    Warsmith, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                       --------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 327): SAND DANCERS (Lani, mgr.)
 DM  74 CHAVEZ RAVINE (turn 300): SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 295): THAT'S US (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 282): NOTORIOUS BASTARDS ( ! , mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 259): SARATOGA GLORY (Mad Max, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 326): GRACIOUS MELODY of MAGNIFICENT BASTARDS ( ! , mgr.)
 DM  74 CHAVEZ RAVINE (turn 300): DONSTAN of SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
                      (turn 299): RIOT ACT of INSIGNIFICANCE (Jekyll, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Zalgor tells me to say first that he really does intend to start writing personal 
again... but I don't think you should really believe him until he proves it.

Anyway, I am the 2nd warrior given an arena psuedonym after his son to make the 
throne (Roberto Leatham did it in Dal Shang Cycles ago).  I am proud to be here 
although I have no idea how I got here.  It is a great city and arena.  I was not, 
however, good enough to go to the tourney as my mother, Witch, did.  Good luck to her 
and all the other Adantri from here and throughout Lirith Kai who attended.

Until Next Turn,

Wonderful

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of JADE MOUNTAIN!  Know me for who I am, Zontani 
Sharp Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Former top team THAT'S US was 
unseated this week as DARK TOADS moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top spot with 
a 3-2-0 record for the round.  There were bitter words at XANTH's guildhouse after a 
0-0-0 showing this week which dropped the stable into 8th.  Dark Arena anyone?  
Warriors--remember that glory waits always around the corner!  Witness how this week 
I AM SAM went 2-0-0 to move up 5 in the rankings.  SPIKE caught the eye of many in 
the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested LIGHTFINGER LU and was awarded 13 
points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, ALBANNON put down 
WANTON, causing him to lose 7 points of recognition in the process.  Not for nothing 
has WONDERFUL in the past laid claim to the Duelmaster's throne, and this week he's 
proven his combat skill yet again.  Informants "close" to the city champion have told 
me that he never fights without pantyhose on beneath his armor.  Watch out!   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city JADE MOUNTAIN.  JADE MOUNTAIN, city of gladiators!  Mighty among the 
names of thy guilds is FIFTH QUARTER, a guild shunned and avoided by many in the 
weekly duels.  Apparently the stalwarts of DARK TOADS are catching the bulk of jests 
down at the challenging board for their large share of the avoids.  Loose talk at the 
arena has reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters are 
after WOODY.  Watch your back!  A match that raised a few eyebrows at the games this 
week, it seems that MOCKINGBIRD posted a challenge against the more highly recognized 
TABATAN.  The results, you ask?  Well, the firebrand MOCKINGBIRD was bested by 
TABATAN.  Remember warriors, this is the discipline of steel.  I can not but mention 
with disdain the name of SAMSARA who this week posted a TV challenge to a warrior a 
full 14 points below in the rankings.  I thought SAMSARA showed great skill and 
promise when he won victory over VOLTO LEENI.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big 
deal!   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers the miserable with fortune 
but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  More than a sharp eye must I keep, indeed a 
stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari await me!  
Till next we meet remember - the pen is mightier than the sword, but a maul is a 
different story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WONDERFUL 3083               11   3  1   133       THAT'S US (271)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WITCH 3088                   10   4  0   131       THAT'S US (271)
 WOODY 2503                   12  79  0   115       SAND DANCERS (67)
 P'JERIN 1972                 26   6  1    97       FIFTH QUARTER (184)
-CHUN WEI DO 2856             11   8  0    96       DREAM MASTERS (262)
 TABATAN 3040                 17   9  0    91       SAND DANCERS (67)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ARIA 3012                    16  16  0    83       DARK TOADS (240)
-YERIX 2782                   10   9  0    72       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)
-ANDY CAPP 2834               17  12  0    71       SUNDAY COMICS (261)
 GYHARD 3102                   9   4  0    68       FIFTH QUARTER (184)
 SAMSARA 3055                  6   0  0    68       I AM SAM (267)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOCKINGBIRD 3073              9   8  0    66       DARK TOADS (240)
 ANNE 3101                     8   5  0    62       DARK TOADS (240)
 ALBANNON 3104                 7   4  0    58       FIFTH QUARTER (184)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WOODSTOCK 2833               10   9  0    51       SUNDAY COMICS (261)
 VOLTO LEENI 3038             10  18  0    48       SAND DANCERS (67)
-WILD STAB 3127                4   0  0    43       EXPERIMENTAL (274)
-DOR 3135                      4   1  0    40       XANTH (156)
 ANNICE 3137                   5   2  0    39       FIFTH QUARTER (184)
 JOHN MICHAEL 3132             5   3  0    35       DARK TOADS (240)
-PADFOOT 3142                  3   0  0    35       HOGWARTS EXPRESS (275)
 WANTON 3089                   6   5  0    34       THAT'S US (271)
-SNAPE 3138                    3   0  0    34       HOGWARTS EXPRESS (275)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WICKED 3098                   6   7  0    33       THAT'S US (271)
-HARPY 3114                    4   3  0    31       XANTH (156)
-MONKEY KING 2904              5   7  0    30       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)
-SAMOSET 3043                  2   1  0    29       I AM SAM (267)
 WORRIED 3086                  7   7  0    28       THAT'S US (271)
-SAMICH 3046                   1   0  1    28       I AM SAM (267)
 TREENVA TARAL 3072            4  14  0    26       SAND DANCERS (67)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GARFIELD 3124                 4   2  0    25       SUNDAY COMICS (261)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-VIC ZAMOR 3118                3   4  0    22       DREAM MASTERS (262)
-SIRIUS BLACK 3141             1   2  1    20       HOGWARTS EXPRESS (275)
-THE CORINTHIAN 3100           2   2  0    19       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)
 SAMARIUM 3071                 2   1  0    19       I AM SAM (267)
-BINK 3149                     2   0  0    18       XANTH (156)
-MR. BORING 3128               3   1  0    17       EXPERIMENTAL (274)
-TANGIER TREE 3143             3   1  0    13       XANTH (156)
-CHEAP TRICK 3130              3   1  0    13       EXPERIMENTAL (274)
-SPELLING BEE 3151             1   0  0    13       XANTH (156)
-UNLIKELY 3131                 1   3  0    13       EXPERIMENTAL (274)
 SPIKE 3154                    1   0  0    13       DARK TOADS (240)
-JOHN STONE 3133               2   3  0    12       DREAM MASTERS (262)
-GARTH 3148                    1   1  1    12       DREAM MASTERS (262)
-FAR SIDE 3121                 2   4  0    10       SUNDAY COMICS (261)
 ARNAL REDAXE 3136             1   7  0    10       SAND DANCERS (67)
 OTAVAS 3147                   1   3  0     6       FIFTH QUARTER (184)
-TERMINAL 3129                 1   3  0     6       EXPERIMENTAL (274)
-CHARLIE BROWN 3150            1   1  0     4       SUNDAY COMICS (261)
-PRONGS 3139                   0   3  0     3       HOGWARTS EXPRESS (275)
-WORMTAIL 3140                 0   3  0     3       HOGWARTS EXPRESS (275)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
SPIKE 3146             2  1 0 DARK TOADS 240        SIRIUS BLACK 3141     293         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Wonderful -- Well done.  I knew if you had time to think about it, you'd figure out 
how to defeat me. -- Tabatan

Witch -- You know, I think I almost LIKE losing again.  I really am coming into the 
range where I might compete for "most regular-arena fights before graduation." -- 
Woody

Cheap Trick -- Huh, it sure WAS.  Making out as how I couldn't be a Dwarf because I 
was taller than you!  Trying to get me mad, weren't you.  (glower)  But you'll pay 
for it, see if you don't. -- Arnal Redaxe
P.S.  I'm from a lineage of very TALL dwarves.

Yerix -- And you SHOULD be paranoid!  Don't you see what your manager's done to you?  
Set you up!  Because your arena name is actually Xirey spelled backwards, and you 
know what THAT means! -- Volto Leeni

John Michael -- You don't waste any time, do you? -- Treenva Taral

22 October 2004
                         Youngblood's Three and Out Contest

I would like to take this time to announce and invite all managers to compete in what
I think will be an awesome contest.  If you haven't ever TC'd at a tourney before,
here is your chance.  The contest will start Wednesday, December 1, 2004, but a
chance will be given November 17 to dark arena, only, any warrior that you do not see
fit to run in the contest.  So now that I have your attention, here are the rules
(like you didn't know they were coming sooner or later).

 1.  Any manager participating can enter one team, only.
 2.  No sandbagging whatsoever.  (I will keep up with it, every turn.)
 3.  No teams or warriors will be allowed to run after contest starts.
 4.  All warriors will run until they lose three times, after three losses they are
     eliminated.
 5.  If a warrior sits out a turn, they are accounted with a loss in the contest.
     This is to keep warriors with winning records from sitting out until the end of
     the contest.
 6.  If a warrior is killed during the contest, the replacement cannot enter the
     contest.
 7.  If a warrior is killed, bloodfeuding is allowed, but only by a warrior that is
     active in the contest.
 8.  If a warrior is run after being eliminated, the manager is disqualified from the
     contest, no questions asked.
 9.  Challenges are legal, up or down.
10.  Contest will keep going until 1 warrior is left without three losses, and that
     warrior, of course, is accounted the winner.
11.  All managers participating will be asked to purchase a rollup certificate, to be
     awarded to the winners of the contest.

                                    <<<PRIZES>>>

     As I have already said, and according to participation, rollups will be awarded
to the first and second place managers.  So the majority and minority of the rollups
will be determined when all are accumulated.
     Contest Champion--2 Faves prizes, and majority of rollup certificates
     Contest Runner-up--1 Faves prize, and minority of rollup certificates
     So once again I invite all managers old and new to participate in what should be
a fierce and challenging contest.  <<<REMEMBER, FIRST OFFICIAL TURN OF THE CONTEST IS
DECEMBER THE FIRST, AND AS I SAID BEFORE, THE TURN BEFORE (NOVEMBER 17TH) YOU MAY
DARK ARENA CHALLENGE ONLY!!!  ANY WARRIOR WITH ANY FE (FIGHT EXPERIENCE) WHEN THE
CONTEST STARTS WILL BE ELIMINATED FROM THE CONTEST.

                          YOUNGBLOOD of WENSINWASIN

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SAMSARA devastated VOLTO LEENI in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
WITCH vanquished WOODY in a exciting 1 minute gory uneven Challenge battle.
MOCKINGBIRD lost to TABATAN in a crowd pleasing 2 minute gory Challenge brawl.
WICKED overpowered TREENVA TARAL in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
WONDERFUL devastated P'JERIN in a crowd pleasing 5 minute brutal one-sided Title duel.
ARIA bested GYHARD in a 1 minute competition.
ANNE was narrowly defeated by KO-HA OAKCHOPPER in a 3 minute gruesome melee.
ANNICE viciously subdued WORRIED in a 1 minute gruesome duel.
ALBANNON overpowered WANTON in a 3 minute gory uneven duel.
JOHN MICHAEL overpowered ARNAL REDAXE in a 1 minute uneven match.
SAMARIUM overpowered OTAVAS in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
SPIKE demolished LIGHTFINGER LU in a 1 minute mismatched competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         LUNGING ATTACK    36 -  22 -  0      62  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK   35 -  26 -  2      57  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         TOTAL PARRY       32 -  24 -  0      57  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-LUNGE       10 -   8 -  0      56  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         PARRY-STRIKE       9 -   8 -  0      53  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         BASHING ATTACK    32 -  30 -  1      52  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     15 -  17 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         AIMED BLOW         5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -  17 -  0      39  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         WALL OF STEEL      8 -  25 -  0      24  |

Turn 296 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     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  2         2  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  3         2  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  2     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  WONDERFUL 3083             11   3  1  133 THAT'S US (271)
LUNGING ATTACK   WITCH 3088                 10   4  0  131 THAT'S US (271)
TOTAL PARRY      P'JERIN 1972               26   6  1   97 FIFTH QUARTER (184)
BASHING ATTACK   TABATAN 3040               17   9  0   91 SAND DANCERS (67)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    ANNE 3101                   8   5  0   62 DARK TOADS (240)
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, ALBANNON 
3104, WITCH 3088, ANNE 3101, SAMSARA 3055, ANNICE 3137, JOHN MICHAEL 3132, SAMARIUM 
3071, SPIKE 3154, and MOCKINGBIRD 3073.

The least popular fighter this week was OTAVAS 3147.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ARNAL REDAXE 3136, WORRIED 3086, TREENVA TARAL 3072, WOODY 2503, VOLTO 
LEENI 3038, WANTON 3089, GYHARD 3102, ARIA 3012, P'JERIN 1972, and WICKED 3098.