DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/10/2006    Duedate: 08/23/2006

JADE MOUNTAIN ARENA

DM-75    TURN-341

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DOWD
MANAGER MUSINGS (240)
(75-3188) [13-4-1,116]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DOWD                           HURRICANE
MANAGER MUSINGS (240)          LEGENDARY MEN X (286)
(75-3188) [13-4-1,116]         (75-3243) [1-1-1,5]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SHORT ROCK                     HURRICANE
SAND DANCERS (67)              LEGENDARY MEN X (286)
(75-3196) [10-11-0,69]         (75-3243) [1-1-1,5]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MANAGER MUSINGS (240)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. PARANOID ASYLUM (234)       52
2. MANAGER MUSINGS (240)       45      HOGWARTS EXPRESS (275)
3. WEAPONS I WON'T USE (284)    0      Unchartered Team
4. SAND DANCERS (67)            0
5. LEGENDARY MEN X (286)       -6      LEGENDARY MEN X (286)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 HOGWARTS EXPRESS (275)    51  24  2 68.0   1/ 2 MANAGER MUSINGS (240)     9  1 1
 2/ 3 MANAGER MUSINGS (240)    341 179  9 65.6   2/ 1 HOGWARTS EXPRESS (275)    9  3 0
 3/ 1*LEGENDARY MEN X (286)      1   1  1 50.0   3/ 0 PARANOID ASYLUM (234)     2  3 0
 4/ 0 PARANOID ASYLUM (234)    129 135 12 48.9   4/ 4*LEGENDARY MEN X (286)     1  1 1
 5/ 4 SAND DANCERS (67)        631 %1008 19 38.5   5- 5*WEAPONS I WON'T US (284)  1  3 0
 6- 5*WEAPONS I WON'T US (284)   1   3  0 25.0   6/ 3 SAND DANCERS (67)         1 11 0

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

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Veni.  Vidi.  Vici.  What else can I say but that?  I am glad to be here.
Pikers rule.  I rule.  I have the greatest manager in the world.  Life is sweet!

YOUR Duelmaster -- Dowd

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in JADE MOUNTAIN this turn, and let's 
start with a look at some of the teams.  It seems the training can make the 
difference, as HOGWARTS EXPRESS is pushed out of top team by MANAGER MUSINGS, who 
came from 2nd with a 5-0-1 this turn.  And let's see, DONAL PINES fought SNAPE and 
gained 21 points and contributed to SAND DANCERS' 1-3-0.  SNAPE has lost to DONAL 
PINES, falling 16 points, while helping make HOGWARTS EXPRESS a 1-2-0 turn.  This 
turn DOWD challenged WORMTAIL in what was JADE MOUNTAIN's Title bout.  The attempts 
to dethrone the Duelmaster have failed, and DOWD remains JADE MOUNTAIN's top warrior 
for another turn.  Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I have heard from unimpeachable 
sources that The Green Axe uses trolls in their stew.  Talk about gristle!   
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.  SAND DANCERS has cause to stand tall, 
as they were JADE MOUNTAIN's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team 
to beat.  And guess who avoided SAND DANCERS stable the most?  Believe it or not, it 
was MANAGER MUSINGS.  Anyone surprised?  The most challenged warrior this turn was 
HOGWARTS EXPRESS' warrior WORMTAIL.  More fighters challenged him than challenged the 
Duelmaster!   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  We'd like to remind certain teams 
not to rob the graves of their enemies.  You know who you are; and it's considered 
rude.   
     I like this place, JADE MOUNTAIN, the taverns have old wine, and young serving 
girls.  Who could ask for more?  Always good to rest in JADE MOUNTAIN, but never good 
to wear out my welcome.  Look for me in future turns.  Until the sun next rises and 
my pen sets to paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DOWD 3188                    13   4  1   116       MANAGER MUSINGS (240)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PRONGS 3139                  13   5  0    93       HOGWARTS EXPRESS (275)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FOOTSTEPS 3155                8   2  0    88       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)
 WORMTAIL 3140                10   8  0    87       HOGWARTS EXPRESS (275)
 SHORT ROCK 3196              10  11  0    69       SAND DANCERS (67)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DONAL PINES 3194             11  13  1    65       SAND DANCERS (67)
 PADFOOT 3142                 10   3  1    60       HOGWARTS EXPRESS (275)
-SIRIUS BLACK 3141             8   4  1    58       HOGWARTS EXPRESS (275)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SNAPE 3138                   10   4  0    49       HOGWARTS EXPRESS (275)
 VERN 3186                     8   8  1    48       MANAGER MUSINGS (240)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SERNILLAN 3207                6   8  1    31       SAND DANCERS (67)
 CORINTHIAN 3195               2   1  0    30       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ULRA T'SSAR 3224              3   8  0    17       SAND DANCERS (67)
 SLUGBAIT 3245                 2   0  0    17       MANAGER MUSINGS (240)
 GARTH 3246                    2   0  0    14       MANAGER MUSINGS (240)
 DARQUE 3185                   3   2  1    13       MANAGER MUSINGS (240)
-HATCHET 3234                  1   0  0    10       WEAPONS I WON'T USE (284)
 HURRICANE 3243                1   1  1     5       LEGENDARY MEN X (286)
-MAUL 3230                     0   1  0     1       WEAPONS I WON'T USE (284)
-GREATSWORD 3231               0   1  0     1       WEAPONS I WON'T USE (284)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
LIGHTFINGER LU 1       0  1 0   1                   DARQUE 3185           341 NONE    
DEF SEA 3229           0  1 0 PARANOID ASYLUM 234   LU-LAO THE EYE 22     341 NONE    
GIVE ME MORE 3228      0  1 0 PARANOID ASYLUM 234   LU-LAO THE EYE 22     341 NONE    
R U SERIOUS? 3227      0  1 0 PARANOID ASYLUM 234   CHAO-SO TALLTREE 21   341 NONE    
DAGGER 3233            0  1 0 WEAPONS I WON'T U 284 HURRICANE 3243        340         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Wormtail -- Harry made me do it! -- Dowd

Prongs -- Ouch!  Got me in a tender spot with those things. -- Short Rock

Snape -- Oh.  I thought they said you were a SNIPE, and everybody knows that catching
snipes is impossible.  So I didn't try. -- Donal Pines

Padfoot -- Sneaky devil, aren't you? -- Sernillan

Vern -- (recoiling)  Didn't you used to be a Dark Toad? -- Ulra T'ssar
P.S.  Your id number matches, and so does Dowd's, for another.  What happened?

10 July 2006
The Dark Knights sat at the Dark Table with grim faces.  All present knew that there
could be no quarter.  The Forces of Desolation would be unleashed.  There would be no
turning back, no mercy and no hesitation to do what was necessary.  Teeth gritted and
knuckles whitened with fury as the IMPERIAL PROCLAMATION was signed by each Dark
Knight.
     AS OF JULY 1, 2006 -- WAR IS DECLARED ON THE ALLIANCE KNOWN AS THE VENDETTA
CARTEL.
     The Desolate Empire -- Dark Knights:  Ancient Creep, Blackstorm, Dok Sik, Goat,
Heathen, Hatebred, Kon, Osiris, Toker, Wasby the Great

14 July 2006
In response to the Desolate Empire's declaration of war, the Vendetta Cartel offers
the following response:

The members of the Vendetta Cartel can be found in 1, 8, 9, 10,  11, 14, 22, 25, 28,
31, 39, 45, 47, 50, 52, 54, 59, 60, 100, and 106.  Stop yapping in the all-arena ads,
pick an arena, issue a challenge, actually win something, and then maybe (and we
stress maybe) you may speak.  You may come to our home arenas (8, 31, and 47) and
confront us, but we suggest you learn to win in your own "home" arena (52) first.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DEF SEA was butchered by LU-LAO THE EYE in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
GIVE ME MORE was butchered by LU-LAO THE EYE in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
R U SERIOUS? was easily killed by CHAO-SO TALLTREE in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
DOWD vanquished WORMTAIL in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title brawl.
GARTH defeated HURRICANE in a 2 minute novice's Challenge fight.
SHORT ROCK was devastated by FOOTSTEPS in a 1 minute gory uneven brawl.
SNAPE was bested by DONAL PINES in a crowd pleasing 1 minute bloody match.
PADFOOT overpowered SERNILLAN in a 1 minute uneven melee.
VERN vanquished STONEFACE MIKARN in a 2 minute gory uneven duel.
CORINTHIAN vanquished ULRA T'SSAR in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
DARQUE slew LIGHTFINGER LU in a 1 minute beginner's match.
SLUGBAIT beat SAI-KI THE PEGLEG in a 2 minute novice's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   0 -  0     100  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    16 -   4 -  1      80  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -   8 -  2      60  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY        7 -   6 -  0      54  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         AIMED BLOW         7 -   8 -  0      47  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK     9 -  12 -  4      43  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   7 -  1      30  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   2 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 341 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-STRIKE       2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  PARRY-STRIKE   
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         2  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-STRIKE     DOWD 3188                  13   4  1  116 MANAGER MUSINGS (240)
LUNGING ATTACK   FOOTSTEPS 3155              8   2  0   88 PARANOID ASYLUM (234)
SLASHING ATTACK  WORMTAIL 3140              10   8  0   87 HOGWARTS EXPRESS (275)
STRIKING ATTACK  PADFOOT 3142               10   3  1   60 HOGWARTS EXPRESS (275)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SHORT ROCK 3196.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was HURRICANE 3243.  The ten other most popular fighters were VERN 3186, SLUGBAIT 
3245, DOWD 3188, FOOTSTEPS 3155, DONAL PINES 3194, CORINTHIAN 3195, SNAPE 3138, 
PADFOOT 3142, GIVE ME MORE 3228, and R U SERIOUS? 3227.

The least popular fighter this week was ULRA T'SSAR 3224.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SERNILLAN 3207, SHORT ROCK 3196, WORMTAIL 3140, DEF SEA 3229, 
DARQUE 3185, GARTH 3246, R U SERIOUS? 3227, GIVE ME MORE 3228, PADFOOT 3142, and 
SNAPE 3138.