DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/02/2005    Duedate: 06/15/2005

JADE MOUNTAIN ARENA

DM-75    TURN-311

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

JOHN MICHAEL
DARK TOADS (240)
(75-3132) [19-4-0,119]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

JOHN MICHAEL                   PRONGS
DARK TOADS (240)               HOGWARTS EXPRESS (275)
(75-3132) [19-4-0,119]         (75-3139) [5-4-0,66]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ANNE                           SAMARIUM
DARK TOADS (240)               I AM SAM (267)
(75-3101) [17-8-0,96]          (75-3071) [12-4-1,112]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARK TOADS (240)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SAND DANCERS (67)           28
2. HOGWARTS EXPRESS (275)      26      I AM SAM (267)
3. I AM SAM (267)               6      Unchartered Team
4. DRAGONS KEEP (260)           0
5. DARK TOADS (240)            -7      HOGWARTS EXPRESS (275)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 I AM SAM (267)            40  19  2 67.8   1/ 1 DARK TOADS (240)         13  1 0
 2/ 2 DARK TOADS (240)         304 162  6 65.2   2/ 3 SAND DANCERS (67)         7  5 0
 3- 3*DRAGONS KEEP (260)        20  12  1 62.5   3/ 2*HOGWARTS EXPRESS (275)    3  1 0
 4/ 4*HOGWARTS EXPRESS (275)    22  16  1 57.9   4/ 5 I AM SAM (267)            3  3 0
 5/ 5 SAND DANCERS (67)        579 944 16 38.0   5- 4*DRAGONS KEEP (260)        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 343): BACKLASH of TOO GOOD FOR ME (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 315): RONSEVAN of SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 310): MOCKINGBIRD of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 298): BABY SPLIT of PBA (Elderberry, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 274): ZALMARDARIN of THE DRAGON FIST from LIN TIRIAN (Talon
                              Warsmith, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                       --------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 343): SAND DANCERS (Lani, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 315): SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 310): DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 298): PBA (Elderberry, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 274): THAT'S US, etc. (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 310): MOCKINGBIRD of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
                      (turn 309): ARIA of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Thankyouthankyou.  It's great for me, The Unknown Spymaster to be back in JADE 
MOUNTAIN.  Hope you enjoy the show.  Oh, who am I kidding?  I already got paid!  Hey 
everybody, watch out for PRONGS, who flew up 16 points in the rankings after mashing 
VOLTO LEENI like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  Ya know, some days it doesn't 
pay to walk out on the sands.  SAMOSET was beat by TABATAN and drops 8 points.  Going 
for the gusto and coming up with aught but bloody knuckles was JADE MOUNTAIN's JADE 
MASTER, who was turned away from the Duelmastership by MOCKINGBIRD.  An apple a day 
keeps the doctor away, but an onion a day keeps T.P.s at bay.   
     Here is other news that is of note.  Well just about everybody wants a piece of 
TABATAN, who was this week's most challenged warrior.  In a touching display by a 
'touched' warrior, SAMARIUM went after ANNE, who was higher by 21 points.  Well, when 
the dust settled, SAMARIUM defeated ANNE.   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  Knowing when to use the right tactics at the proper time 
is a very important step on the road to Duelmaster.   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  Okay, so I may not be the world's best comedian, 
but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  Its been real, and its been fun, 
but it hasn't been real fun...-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOHN MICHAEL 3132            19   4  0   119       DARK TOADS (240)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SAMICH 3046                   6   0  1   115       I AM SAM (267)
 SAMARIUM 3071                12   4  1   112       I AM SAM (267)
 SPIKE 3154                   14   2  0   106       DARK TOADS (240)
 TABATAN 3040                 21  20  0   100       SAND DANCERS (67)
 ANNE 3101                    17   8  0    96       DARK TOADS (240)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SAMOSET 3043                  8   4  0    75       I AM SAM (267)
 TREENVA TARAL 3072            7  26  0    68       SAND DANCERS (67)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PRONGS 3139                   5   4  0    66       HOGWARTS EXPRESS (275)
 VOLTO LEENI 3038             11  32  0    65       SAND DANCERS (67)
 ARNAL REDAXE 3136             6  17  0    60       SAND DANCERS (67)
-SUN WEI LO 2816               6   2  0    60       DRAGONS KEEP (260)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-XIAOLING LI 2817              6   1  0    58       DRAGONS KEEP (260)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SIRIUS BLACK 3141             4   3  1    48       HOGWARTS EXPRESS (275)
-PADFOOT 3142                  5   1  0    47       HOGWARTS EXPRESS (275)
-SNAPE 3138                    4   3  0    36       HOGWARTS EXPRESS (275)
-PING HUI 2813                 4   0  0    34       DRAGONS KEEP (260)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WORMTAIL 3140                 4   5  0    30       HOGWARTS EXPRESS (275)
-MATSUMOTO 2815                4   3  1    27       DRAGONS KEEP (260)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SAMURAI 3119                  1   0  0    13       I AM SAM (267)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
WOODY 2503            12 91 0 SAND DANCERS 67       SAMARIUM 3071         308         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Mockingbird -- So, you Toad, will you write a column and help push the warrior
listings off the front page?  Having a single-sheet newsletter is just a tad
embarrassing, you know. -- Tabatan
P.S.  Even Niatoli and Rocanis did better than that.

Samoset -- Bah. -- Volto Leeni
P.S.  Go delve or something.
P.P.S.  That's what dwarves do, isn't it?

Ah, the sadness of it all, to fight a standby, here in Jade Mountain.  It's a bad
sign for an arena when there aren't matches with real warriors to go around. -- Arnal
Redaxe

What Arnal says is, of course, true, but at least we defeated our standbys.  That
helps. -- Treenva Taral

TigToad -- No, sorry.  In the extremely unlikely event that I should run a warrior in
the Dead Tourney, Woody would not be it. -- Li Dan
P.S.  Woody was 8(1)-17-19-11-17-9-7(3) WS.  Not an easy warrior to kill, but also
one who would have been difficult to win with even if I'd made an effort.
P.P.S.  By the time Woody ever got around to getting out of the Deadland and
graduating, there will be no Lirin Kiv anyway.

4 May 2005
Several questions have been asked about Slaughter's Challenge that I'd like to
address and clarify.
     1)  All Prizes must be used on the contest team, this includes the resurrection.
         Remember any fast arena team should be able to transfer to a slow arena
         (except for arena 82, I believe).
     2)  Warriors will be allowed to fight and run in the dead tourney, should there
         be one, and return if an opening can be made without breaking the rules
         (i.e. only one DA fight allowed per team).
     3)  If you win your single DA match you do not get another.  It's one use of the
         Dark Arena win or lose so if you want him/her/it dead be sure and throw the
         match!
     4)  The resurrection potion's longevity has been extended by the commission to 6
         months but the other potions (favorites, and +1 bonus) must still be used
         within 2 turns and on a 5 FE or higher warrior.  The resurrection can go on
         any warrior regardless of FE.
Street Legal

P.S.  My thanks to those already entered (Hammer, The Consortium, Tripwire, Stik, and
Shaman) and hope many more find a reason to come to arena 54.  Again, my email is
triumph1971@hotmail.com or you can diplo me in arena 14 at THE DEATH SQUAD (63) if
you need more info!

21 May 2005
Amendment for "Fratsfas Quest for the Best!"
     Managers that have teams already established in Fratsfa need not have (3) three
warriors in the initiates.  FE will NOT be a factor.  Stables may be entered at any
time.  Just announce your stable in the p-ads.
     ***************************************************************************
     This in my invitation to all managers  who wish to prove their mettle against
managers from all over Alastari.  We have limited TP's in this contest to one a team
at a time.  We DO NOT want this contest to become a scum fest as many others have,
hence the Andorian arena.  Good luck to all who come to prove their skills.  "May
your enemies' blood flow freely" -- Dark Knight Toker, Desolate Empire Alliance

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SAMARIUM viciously subdued ANNE in a action packed 2 minute master's Challenge fight.
SAMOSET was handily defeated by TABATAN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
PRONGS vanquished VOLTO LEENI in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
MOCKINGBIRD overpowered JADE MASTER in a 2 minute one-sided fight.
SPIKE devastated KO-HA OAKCHOPPER in a popular 1 minute bloody uneven brawl.
JOHN MICHAEL overpowered CAPTAIN MONDINOR in a 1 minute mismatched Title brawl.
TREENVA TARAL overpowered SHIZARAN BLACKHEART in a 1 minute uneven melee.
ARNAL REDAXE vanquished BAHNING THE LAWYER in a 1 minute uneven fight.
WORMTAIL vanquished TALK-TO-DEATH in a 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY       13 -   0 -  0     100  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK   19 -   2 -  0      90  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         SLASHING ATTACK   13 -   4 -  0      76  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE       11 -   7 -  1      61  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -   8 -  0      53  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         LUNGING ATTACK    20 -  18 -  0      53  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         WALL OF STEEL      7 -  14 -  0      33  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         AIMED BLOW         1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   8 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 311 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        1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  2         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  JOHN MICHAEL 3132          19   4  0  119 DARK TOADS (240)
PARRY-LUNGE      SAMARIUM 3071              12   4  1  112 I AM SAM (267)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  SPIKE 3154                 14   2  0  106 DARK TOADS (240)
BASHING ATTACK   TABATAN 3040               21  20  0  100 SAND DANCERS (67)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    ANNE 3101                  17   8  0   96 DARK TOADS (240)
LUNGING ATTACK   SAMOSET 3043                8   4  0   75 I AM SAM (267)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ANNE 3101.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
SAMARIUM 3071.  The ten other most popular fighters were SPIKE 3154, TREENVA TARAL 
3072, ANNE 3101, TABATAN 3040, PRONGS 3139, JOHN MICHAEL 3132, WORMTAIL 3140, ARNAL 
REDAXE 3136, SAMOSET 3043, and VOLTO LEENI 3038.

The least popular fighter this week was VOLTO LEENI 3038.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SAMOSET 3043, ARNAL REDAXE 3136, WORMTAIL 3140, JOHN MICHAEL 
3132, PRONGS 3139, TABATAN 3040, ANNE 3101, TREENVA TARAL 3072, SPIKE 3154, and 
SAMARIUM 3071.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

JOHN MICHAEL (75-3132) DARK TOADS (240)

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

MOCKINGBIRD (75-3073) DARK TOADS (240)