DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/30/2005    Duedate: 07/13/2005

JADE MOUNTAIN ARENA

DM-75    TURN-313

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SAMARIUM
I AM SAM (267)
(75-3071) [14-4-1,124]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SAMARIUM                       POSITION IS EMPTY
I AM SAM (267)                 
(75-3071) [14-4-1,124]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ANNE                           SPIKE
DARK TOADS (240)               DARK TOADS (240)
(75-3101) [19-8-0,103]         (75-3154) [16-2-0,113]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARK TOADS (240)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. I AM SAM (267)              21
2. HOGWARTS EXPRESS (275)      16      I AM SAM (267)
3. DARK TOADS (240)            -2      Unchartered Team
4. SAND DANCERS (67)           -7
                                       100 ACRE WOOD (190)

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)            43  21  2 67.2   1/ 1 DARK TOADS (240)         10  4 0
 2/ 2 DARK TOADS (240)         311 165  6 65.3   2/ 3 HOGWARTS EXPRESS (275)    6  0 0
 3/ 3 HOGWARTS EXPRESS (275)    26  16  1 61.9   3/ 2 SAND DANCERS (67)         5  7 0
 4/ 4 SAND DANCERS (67)        581 950 16 37.9   4/ 4 I AM SAM (267)            4  3 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                      SPY REPORT

     So why do I have this bag over my head?  Because I am The Unknown Spymaster and 
I'm going to give you a spy report!.  Hey everybody, watch out for PRONGS, who flew 
up 11 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.  DARQUE was 
overcame by GUARDSMAN TAN and drops 10 points.  Well here's a duelmaster that doesn't 
sit back and say 'Challenge me'!  SAMARIUM made a TV challenge against TABATAN this 
week.  Well, everybody's pal SAMARIUM moved his record to 14-4-1 by defeating TABATAN 
in the Duelmaster's Title Bout and gaining 9 recognition points.  4 out of 5 
gladiators surveyed protect the body, so try and avoid aiming at that location.   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!  
And hey, kiddies, those of you who didn't avoid I AM SAM, please raise you hand.  
Wow.  Does JADE MOUNTAIN really have that many liars?  Okay, so I may not be funny, 
but catch DARK TOADS' act in the arena.  Those acrobats seem to be fairly deft at 
running from I AM SAM.  Well just about everybody wants a piece of VOLTO LEENI, who 
was this week's most challenged warrior.  In a touching display by a 'touched' 
warrior, VERN went after WORMTAIL, who was higher by 24 points.  Well, when the dust 
settled, VERN lost to WORMTAIL.  SAMOSET of I AM SAM had better have a good reason 
for challenging down 11 points in a challenge which he won.  I thought SAMOSET showed 
great skill and promise when he beat TREENVA TARAL.  All right, so I slept through 
it!  Big deal!   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  Knowing when to use the right 
tactics at the proper time is a very important step on the road to Duelmaster.   
     Well, there's the manager of the JADE MOUNTAIN giving me the 'cut' sign (or is 
that 'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some 
tracks.  Its been real, and its been fun, but it hasn't been real fun...-- The 
Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SAMARIUM 3071                14   4  1   124       I AM SAM (267)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SAMICH 3046                   6   0  1   115       I AM SAM (267)
 SPIKE 3154                   16   2  0   113       DARK TOADS (240)
 ANNE 3101                    19   8  0   103       DARK TOADS (240)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SAMOSET 3043                  9   5  0    86       I AM SAM (267)
 PRONGS 3139                   7   4  0    80       HOGWARTS EXPRESS (275)
 VOLTO LEENI 3038             12  33  0    69       SAND DANCERS (67)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ARNAL REDAXE 3136             7  18  0    63       SAND DANCERS (67)
 TREENVA TARAL 3072            7  28  0    62       SAND DANCERS (67)

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)
 WORMTAIL 3140                 6   5  0    37       HOGWARTS EXPRESS (275)
-SNAPE 3138                    4   3  0    36       HOGWARTS EXPRESS (275)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SAMURAI 3119                  1   0  0    13       I AM SAM (267)
 DARQUE 3185                   1   1  0     5       DARK TOADS (240)
 VERN 3186                     1   1  0     4       DARK TOADS (240)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
MOOK 3187              0  1 0 DARK TOADS 240        DAR-KOL BLACKBROWS 25 313 NONE    
SAMSONITE 3178         0  1 0 I AM SAM 267          TREEMASTER 19         313 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

I depart the comfort of Jade Mountain for the greater comfort of retirement.  Good
fighting to all. -- John Michael

Samoset -- Seriously, watch the face.  My agent has big plans for me after retirement
as a warrior, but TigToad won't let me out of my contract until I graduate.  Just
don't mar the face. -- Anne

Anne -- Toughen up. -- Spike

7 June 2005
I am in the process of moving house, and spotlight writing for the next two months
will be very hit-and-miss. -- the Scribe

27 June 2005
ATTENTION ALL YOU ALLIANCE-TYPE PEOPLE:
For the purposes of tourney newsletter alliance listings (when I am able to do them),
you may only be listed in ONE alliance.  In other words, you have to choose!  If you
are a part of Englebert's Alliance and Englebert's Alliance is "part" of Ruthrauf's
Alliance, I will list you EITHER as part of Englebert's Alliance OR as part of
Ruthrauf's Alliance, NOT both.  The default would be the top-level alliance,
Ruthrauf's, in this example.  If you'd rather be listed separately, let me know and I
will do so, but that will be the only listing you get. -- The Saint, keeper of ever-
more-complicated lists

29 Jun 2005
The Company of Brothers (TCB) welcomes two new members to our alliance...Liam the
Goth and Buddy Lee.  We have no doubt that they will prove to be assets to our
alliance and the general dueling community. -- Baphomet, co-founder, T.C.B.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SAMSONITE was butchered by TREEMASTER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
MOOK was slaughtered by DAR-KOL BLACKBROWS in a 2 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
SAMARIUM demolished TABATAN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute uneven Challenge Title fight.
PRONGS devastated VOLTO LEENI in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
SAMOSET demolished TREENVA TARAL in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
VERN was vanquished by WORMTAIL in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
ANNE overpowered MING-CHANG THE SLY in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
SPIKE overpowered TO-FU BACKSTABBER in a action packed 1 minute uneven melee.
ARNAL REDAXE vanquished WAN-FA THE DANCER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
DARQUE was viciously subdued by GUARDSMAN TAN in a 2 minute gory novice's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY       11 -   1 -  0      92  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -   2 -  0      87  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         SLASHING ATTACK   15 -   4 -  0      79  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-LUNGE       12 -   5 -  1      71  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         LUNGING ATTACK    21 -  15 -  0      58  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -   8 -  0      53  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         WALL OF STEEL      7 -  12 -  0      37  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         BASHING ATTACK     4 -  10 -  0      29  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         AIMED BLOW         0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 313 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     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         3  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      SAMARIUM 3071              14   4  1  124 I AM SAM (267)
SLASHING ATTACK  SPIKE 3154                 16   2  0  113 DARK TOADS (240)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    ANNE 3101                  19   8  0  103 DARK TOADS (240)
LUNGING ATTACK   SAMOSET 3043                9   5  0   86 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 
SPIKE 3154.  The ten other most popular fighters were SAMARIUM 3071, ARNAL REDAXE 
3136, SAMOSET 3043, WORMTAIL 3140, ANNE 3101, SAMSONITE 3178, PRONGS 3139, DARQUE 
3185, MOOK 3187, and VOLTO LEENI 3038.

The least popular fighter this week was VERN 3186.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were TREENVA TARAL 3072, VOLTO LEENI 3038, MOOK 3187, DARQUE 3185, PRONGS 
3139, SAMSONITE 3178, ANNE 3101, WORMTAIL 3140, SAMOSET 3043, and ARNAL REDAXE 3136.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

SAMARIUM (75-3071) I AM SAM (267)
ANNE (75-3101) DARK TOADS (240)

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

TABATAN (75-3040) SAND DANCERS (67)

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XXXIX

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SHYLOCK 2602 (47-42-1)                 0  5  0         DARK TOADS           

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
WITCH 3088 (20-5-0)                    1  3  0         THAT'S US            

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
WINSTON 2600 (49-27-0)                10  3  0         DARK TOADS           
SAMSARA 3055 (11-0-0)                  2  3  0         I AM SAM             

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PINKY OF DOOM 2422 (9-5-1)             8  3  0         LETHAL ANATOMY       

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
YERIX 2782 (15-9-0)                    4  3  0         PARANOID ASYLUM      

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SAMARIUM 3071 (8-3-0)                  3  3  0         I AM SAM             
SUN WEI LO 2816 (4-1-0)                2  3  0         DRAGONS KEEP         

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PRONGS 3139 (2-4-0)                    4  3  0         HOGWARTS EXPRESS     
THE CORINTHIAN 3100 (6-3-0)            1  1  0  DEAD   PARANOID ASYLUM      

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
FOOTSTEPS 3155 (2-2-0)                 4  3  0         PARANOID ASYLUM      

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
THICKHEADED 3160 (0-0-0)               5  3  0         ASSUR IS STUPID      

CHALLENGERS FOOL TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SALTY CROC  2662 (7-3-1)               4  3  0         IN COLD BLOOD        

CHAMPIONS FOOLS TOURNEY                W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GILDEROY LOCKHART 2655 (8-3-0)         1  3  0         WIZARDS