DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/05/2006    Duedate: 10/18/2006

JADE MOUNTAIN ARENA

DM-75    TURN-345

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DONAL PINES
SAND DANCERS (67)
(75-3194) [14-14-1,82]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DONAL PINES                    GREATSWORD
SAND DANCERS (67)              WEAPONS I WON'T USE (284)
(75-3194) [14-14-1,82]         (75-3231) [4-1-1,41]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SHORT ROCK                     SLUGBAIT
SAND DANCERS (67)              MANAGER MUSINGS (240)
(75-3196) [10-15-0,76]         (75-3245) [4-2-0,31]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MANAGER MUSINGS (240)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SAND DANCERS (67)           25
2. WEAPONS I WON'T USE (284)   17      MANAGER MUSINGS (240)
3. I AM SAM (267)              12      Unchartered Team
4. MANAGER MUSINGS (240)        8
5. PARANOID ASYLUM (234)        0WEAPONS I WON'T USE (284)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 MANAGER MUSINGS (240)    354 184  9 65.8   1/ 1 MANAGER MUSINGS (240)     8  5 0
 2/ 0 I AM SAM (267)            48  25  2 65.8   2/ 3 SAND DANCERS (67)         6  6 1
 3- 3 PARANOID ASYLUM (234)    131 135 12 49.2   3/ 2*WEAPONS I WON'T US (284)  5  3 1
 4/ 5*WEAPONS I WON'T US (284)   7   8  1 46.7   4- 4 PARANOID ASYLUM (234)     2  0 0
 5/ 4 SAND DANCERS (67)        637 %1018 20 38.5   5/ 0 I AM SAM (267)            1  0 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     The sages err'd not in their foretelling of a god descending upon JADE MOUNTAIN, 
for I, Novgorodny Vir, have returned!  Practice pays for DONAL PINES, who pummelled 
KO-HA OAKCHOPPER, to pocket 24 points.  A certain someone should cut down on the 
drinking and practice more, after losing 8 points to SAMURAI.  (Discrete enough, 
VERN?) DOWD successfully staved off a grab for the roses by SHORT ROCK of SAND 
DANCERS.  Does JADE MOUNTAIN have no one talented enough to dethrone him?  So who's 
the team that's been walking into taverns last week and ordering milk?  Sounds like a 
PR stunt to me.   
     And how sociable are JADE MOUNTAIN's warriors?  Come, let us see.  Like a horde 
of jackals fleeing from the lion, so did the "warriors" in JADE MOUNTAIN avoid 
PARANOID ASYLUM.  Like a pup with its tail between its legs, MANAGER MUSINGS scurried 
away from PARANOID ASYLUM.  Oh, the shame!  Is it charming personality?  
Conversational abilities?  Good oral hygiene?  Whatever it is, ULRA T'SSAR is the 
most challenged warrior.   
     Like the wind whispering among the pines, do hearest I many disquieting rumors.  
Charity is unknown in JADE MOUNTAIN, and rightly so.  WEAPONS I WON'T USE exacted 
their revenge against SAND DANCERS.  Questions are being raised about the disposing 
of severed body parts in the arena.  A certain tavern in JADE MOUNTAIN would I avoid! 
     All good things must come to an end.  More important duties call me.  Like a 
mixed metaphor, and an overtaxed simile, I now bid JADE MOUNTAIN farewell-- 
Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DONAL PINES 3194             14  14  1    82       SAND DANCERS (67)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SAMICH 3046                   6   0  1   115       I AM SAM (267)
-FOOTSTEPS 3155                9   2  0    93       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SAMOSET 3043                  9   5  0    86       I AM SAM (267)
 SHORT ROCK 3196              10  15  0    76       SAND DANCERS (67)
 SAMURAI 3119                  6   0  0    70       I AM SAM (267)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VERN 3186                    10  10  1    50       MANAGER MUSINGS (240)
 SERNILLAN 3207                8  10  1    47       SAND DANCERS (67)
 GREATSWORD 3231               4   1  1    41       WEAPONS I WON'T USE (284)
-CORINTHIAN 3195               3   1  0    37       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DARQUE 3185                   6   3  1    32       MANAGER MUSINGS (240)
 SLUGBAIT 3245                 4   2  0    31       MANAGER MUSINGS (240)
 ULRA T'SSAR 3224              4  11  1    24       SAND DANCERS (67)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAUL 3230                     2   3  0    22       WEAPONS I WON'T USE (284)
-GARTH 3246                    4   0  0    18       MANAGER MUSINGS (240)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
HATCHET 3234           1  3 0 WEAPONS I WON'T U 284 ULRA T'SSAR 3224      344 JUST REV

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Whoops!  My team of warriors let me down. -- FTF Manager

Dowd -- Go to it. -- Short Rock

Slugbait -- May the slugs eat you. -- Donal Pines
P.S.  Which, I suppose, is the whole idea.

Hatchet -- Now, see?  If you hadn't stickled so over weaponry, you might have
survived! -- Ulra T'ssar

And my turn for a standby.  Oh, well. -- Sernillan

Vern -- (confused look)  He's welcome. -- Sernillan

Dowd -- But what if I would RATHER see lots of competition for that spot? -- Short
Rock
P.S.  Congratulations.

Slugbait -- Nope, but I can DO slugs.  Hard. -- Ulra T'ssar

14 September 2006
     I am back in the arena and thinking back to those days in 1984 where I was a
novice and clueless manager.
     Now, 22 years later it looks like I am an ancient and once again clueless
manager.
     I am looking to recover some old warriors.  Since none of them are Aimed Blows,
they are no threat to win anything.  I just want to see how they turned out.

The Couatl 2-17
Madam Butterfly 20-701
Gypsy Moth 20-703
King Crab 21-1
Priestess Python 26-1388

Please contact me at DekeYoung@Comcast.net if you know about any of these ancient
warriors, or just want to bs about the old, old, old times.

25 September 2006
It is obvious that the Dark Knights wish to be shown the light.  Allow me to step
forward and blind them with truth.  YOU ARE WORTHLESS!!!  The Dark Knights are so
afraid of the light that they hide behind their black armor and empty threats.  It is
too bad they are unwilling to actually FIGHT us!  I guess our natural light is too
bright for you all to face!  Fear us, for we are here! -- Gemini Goldphoenix,
Overlord of the Avengers of Light!

5 October 2006
*Turf War IV Rules*

     Everyone may participate; known alliances, new alliances, or temporary alliances
created to compete in the Turf War! However, to participate, each alliance must:
     A.  Announce the alliance and the Captain of the alliance in the North Fork (DM
         47) newsletter.
Captains are responsible for:
     a.  verifying those who wish to participate under the banner of their alliance;
     b.  distribution of prizes should their alliance win the Turf War.
Managers must:
     a.  Submit one (1) RSI Roll-Up Gift Certificate to participate to:
          Baphomet, mgr. Knights Templar (568), DM 47 -- North Fork, or
          Rick Stringer
          13 St. Michael's CT
          Elkton, MD 21921
     b.  Announce their intent to compete with manager name, team name and alliance
         they will be fighting under in the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter.
Rules:
     1.  No scoring will begin until a Gift Cert is received.  No exceptions.
     2.  Before a manager can compete, he/she must declare and be verified by the
         Captain of the alliance he/she has claimed for;
     3.  Only one (1) team per player may compete.  NO multiple aliases please.
         Violations will result in disqualification.
     4.  The contest will begin on the turn following the January F2F and run for 12
         turns.
     5.  The turn  a declaration and verification will begin the scoring process.
     6.  No declarations or verifications will be accepted after Turn 10 of the Turf
         War 5.
     7.  For the purpose of scoring, I reserve the right to make all final decisions.
Scoring:
                  Win     Loss     Kill     Die
Challenge          +2      -2       +5       -5
Match-Up           +1      -1       +1       -5
Bloodfeud          +2      -5       +5      -10
Champion           x2      x2       x2       x2
Downchallenge     -10      xx      -10       xx
Dark Arena        +10      -5       xx       xx
Special Scoring:
     a.  Each mention in the Spy Report is worth 2 points (team mentions only!)
     b.  Each Style Master is worth 2 points.
     c.  Duelmaster Throne is worth 2 points
Champions:
     a.  Champions may be declared, but are not mandatory.  If declared, the Champion
         must be in the Adepts or lower brackets on the turn they are declared
         without having gone above the Adepts bracket at any time...including
         transferred teams.  (I'll be watching for this occurrence!)
Bloodfeuds:
     a.  Bloodfeuds count for all four (4) turns.  However, the same warrior may not
         be used all four turns.  4 turns means 4 separate warriors.  A penalty of
         -10 will be given to the team who violates this.
Special Conditions:
     a.  I reserve the right for all final decisions.
     b.  If I make a mistake, I'll multiply the points by 2.
     c.  If you claim I did, and *YOU* are wrong, I'll subtract points at the rate of
         x10.
     d.  Each alliance begins with zero (0) points.
     e.  Dark Arena may be used on the first turn of every warrior with no penalty
         (this means a warrior with 0 FE).
     f.  TVs won after the contest begins gain a 25 point one time score once the
         tourney reports are posted in the NL.
     g.  TCs won after the contest begins gain a 50 point one time score with the
         same conditions as noted for TVs.
     h.  NO switching alliance once verified by an alliance that a team has declared
         for.
     i.  Only 7 teams are permitted per alliance for the Turf War 5.
PRIZES:
     Turf Wars are a "Winner Takes All" type contest.  All prizes and 100% of the RU
Certs will be given to the Captain of the winning alliance and it is his/her
responsibility to give these to the alliance membership.
     I have requested from RSI the following:
     a.  renaming of the orth Fork (DM 47) arena;
     b.  renaming of Dark Arena Monsters;
     c.  known favourite rhythms for one warrior on each team of the winning
         alliance.  This warrior would be in the Initiates or above brackets on the
         last turn of the Turf War (they must have at least one arena fight to
         receive this award).
               Baphomet, Host of TW5
Special Note:  A downchallenge is considered from a higher bracket to a lower
bracket.  Same bracket, more recognition points?  Not a downchallenge!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DOWD devastated SHORT ROCK in a 1 minute gruesome mismatched fight.
DONAL PINES demolished KO-HA OAKCHOPPER in a 1 minute one-sided Title melee.
SAMURAI overpowered VERN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute gory mismatched duel.
SERNILLAN defeated SLUGBAIT in a crowd pleasing 2 minute match.
GREATSWORD devastated ULRA T'SSAR in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
DARQUE devastated SHIVERING BONZE in a 1 minute mismatched match.
MAUL handily defeated LIGHTFINGER LU in a 1 minute uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-STRIKE      10 -   2 -  0      83  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -   4 -  2      79  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    17 -   5 -  1      77  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         TOTAL PARRY        9 -   9 -  0      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK     5 -  12 -  1      29  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW         3 -   8 -  1      27  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   2 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 345 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       SAMURAI 3119                6   0  0   70 I AM SAM (267)
STRIKING ATTACK  GREATSWORD 3231             4   1  1   41 WEAPONS I WON'T USE (284)
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 SLUGBAIT 3245.  The ten other most popular fighters were SAMURAI 3119, SERNILLAN 
3207, DARQUE 3185, DONAL PINES 3194, GREATSWORD 3231, VERN 3186, MAUL 3230, SHORT 
ROCK 3196, ULRA T'SSAR 3224, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was ULRA T'SSAR 3224.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SHORT ROCK 3196, MAUL 3230, VERN 3186, GREATSWORD 3231, DONAL 
PINES 3194, DARQUE 3185, SERNILLAN 3207, SAMURAI 3119, SLUGBAIT 3245, and  0.

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

DOWD (75-3188) MANAGER MUSINGS (240)