DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/22/2007    Duedate: 04/04/2007

JADE MOUNTAIN ARENA

DM-75    TURN-357

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SAMOSET
I AM SAM (267)
(75-3043) [11-6-0,98]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SAMOSET                        POSITION IS EMPTY
I AM SAM (267)                 
(75-3043) [11-6-0,98]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GREATSWORD                     GREATSWORD
WEAPONS I WON'T USE (284)      WEAPONS I WON'T USE (284)
(75-3231) [6-11-1,50]          (75-3231) [6-11-1,50]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SAND DANCERS (67)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SAND DANCERS (67)           35
2. WEAPONS I WON'T USE (284)   16      MANAGER MUSINGS (240)
3. I AM SAM (267)              14      Unchartered Team
4. MANAGER MUSINGS (240)      -23
                                       LEGION II (239)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 MANAGER MUSINGS (240)    389 197  9 66.4   1/ 2 SAND DANCERS (67)         8  4 0
 2/ 2 I AM SAM (267)            54  31  2 63.5   2/ 1 MANAGER MUSINGS (240)     7  7 0
 3/ 3 SAND DANCERS (67)        655 %1048 20 38.5   3/ 3 I AM SAM (267)            3  1 0
 4/ 4 WEAPONS I WON'T US (284)  13  26  1 33.3   4/ 4 WEAPONS I WON'T US (284)  1  5 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.

     I am amazed that I made it to the top.  The only thing I have going for me is my
21WT.  Beyond that ... What did you expect?  I am a FONZ member, after all! 
     I plan to stay on top.  I'm avoiding everybody--267, 67, and a partridge in a
pear tree.  I'm challenging nobody.  Bring on an NPC!  I'm getting Darque, Slugbait,
and Garth to challenge everyone else within reach of me.  (It cost me an arm and a
leg for that--but who needs limbs with a 21 WT?)
     I have no idea how many political points I have, but I surely am hoping this
past DM crown, and one more are enough.
     Wish me luck!
          Vern, Duelmaster

     FTF Manager says I have to write one of these things--no matter that others
seldom do in this arena.  I would have thought that Sam The Man would have done so;
after all, he wrote some good stuff for TOGS, didn't he? (Well, OK, "good" may be
pushing it.)
     One thing I can say, is that NEVER did I think I would reach this point and this
throne.  After all, my name IS Vern.  Duelmaster?  Hardly.  But here I am, perhaps
the resultant of some superior Manager management, but here nevertheless.  I will now
have to shift my thinking to "I AM GOOD!" Hmmmmm.
     We need some action in this arena.  We need everyone to fight.  We need some
recruitment.  So we will!
     What the heck, if I can be DM, we can get some more competition in here.  It IS
possible.
                              Vern

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly JADE MOUNTAIN games.  Former top team MANAGER MUSINGS 
was unseated this week as SAND DANCERS moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top spot 
with a 3-1-0 record for the round.  SAMOSET caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested SLUGBAIT and was awarded 14 points in 
recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, SAMOSET put down SLUGBAIT, 
causing him to lose 7 points of recognition in the process.  The city has turned out 
in honor of SHORT ROCK, for with his arena victory he may now lay claim to the 
highest position in the city!  Informants "close" to the city champion have told me 
that he never fights without pantyhose on beneath his armor.  Watch out!   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  JADE MOUNTAIN, city of gladiators! 
Mighty among the names of thy guilds is SAND DANCERS, a guild shunned and avoided by 
many in the weekly duels.  Apparently the stalwarts of MANAGER MUSINGS are catching 
the bulk of jests down at the challenging board for their large share of the avoids.  
Mighty fighters cannot but expect competition from those below.  SAMOSET take 
warning!  You have more than a few enemies in JADE MOUNTAIN.  I can not but mention 
with disdain the name of DARQUE who this week posted a challenge to a warrior a full 
12 points below in the rankings.  I thought DARQUE showed great skill and promise 
when she bested GREATSWORD.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and assassins.  
In the arena there is only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     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:  a fool flies into a rage quickly and often.  The wise 
are angered by the same thing only once.  Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SAMOSET 3043                 11   6  0    98       I AM SAM (267)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SAMICH 3046                   6   0  1   115       I AM SAM (267)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DONAL PINES 3194             18  22  1    86       SAND DANCERS (67)
 VERN 3186                    16  12  1    78       MANAGER MUSINGS (240)
 SLUGBAIT 3245                11   4  0    75       MANAGER MUSINGS (240)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ULRA T'SSAR 3224              9  18  1    71       SAND DANCERS (67)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GARTH 3246                   12   3  0    66       MANAGER MUSINGS (240)
 DARQUE 3185                  16   4  1    61       MANAGER MUSINGS (240)
 SERNILLAN 3207               12  18  1    58       SAND DANCERS (67)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GREATSWORD 3231               6  11  1    50       WEAPONS I WON'T USE (284)
 MAUL 3230                     6  11  0    49       WEAPONS I WON'T USE (284)
 SOULTAKER 3253                4   5  0    44       MANAGER MUSINGS (240)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Whoa!  Vern has climbed to the top!  You da man, Vern! -- FTF Manager

Samurai -- Good choice!  I hope you learned a lot in the DA!  Bwahahahahahah! -- FTF
Manager

Donal Pines -- I am amazed at my effectiveness in that fight!  You drew out the very
best in me. -- Vern, Duelmaster

Ulra -- You know that you have always been my favorite? -- Slugbait

Shortrock -- I AM impressed!  My challenge, and whammo!  Salute. -- Garth

Sam, Sam, where are you?  All my winning challenges were fruitless when you chickened
out and did not appear in the arena. -- FTF Manager

Donal Pines -- I must admit that I surprised myself.  Positively, for a change. --
Vern

Ulra T'ssar -- I like your style.  I do. -- Slugbait

Short Rock -- You made simple mincemeat of me.  I wasn't even in that fight!
Impressive. -- Garth

Chao-So Talltree -- That was an interesting butchering of Samurai you did.  Can you
teach me that trick? -- Darque

Vern -- Good work, keep it up! -- Donal Pines, not desiring the title and the
responsibility of a column

Slugbait -- So, go catch slugs. -- Ulra T'ssar, feeling harrassed

Garth -- Ah!  Thanks, a fourteenth win and I can retire! -- Short Rock

Maul -- But, really, why not?  Um, aside from things like total unsuitability. --
Sernillan

Ghost of Samurai -- Your manager is a hard man.  Be reborn as something other than a
gladiator! -- the Sand Dancers

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SLUGBAIT was devastated by SAMOSET in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title fight.
GARTH outlasted SERNILLAN in a 8 minute Challenge melee.
DARQUE luckily beat GREATSWORD in a action packed 3 minute bloody Challenge fight.
SOULTAKER was devastated by ULRA T'SSAR in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
VERN was devastated by SHORT ROCK in a crowd pleasing 1 minute brutal one-sided duel.
DONAL PINES devastated TO-FU BACKSTABBER in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
MAUL vanquished STONEFACE MIKARN in a 1 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   2 -  0      75  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    12 -   7 -  0      63  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         BASHING ATTACK    16 -  11 -  0      59  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         TOTAL PARRY       12 -   9 -  0      57  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         AIMED BLOW         9 -   9 -  0      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   9 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  11 -  0      21  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 357 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   SAMOSET 3043               11   6  0   98 I AM SAM (267)
PARRY-STRIKE     VERN 3186                  16  12  1   78 MANAGER MUSINGS (240)
TOTAL PARRY      GARTH 3246                 12   3  0   66 MANAGER MUSINGS (240)
BASHING ATTACK   DARQUE 3185                16   4  1   61 MANAGER MUSINGS (240)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is GREATSWORD 3231.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was GREATSWORD 3231.  The ten other most popular fighters were DARQUE 3185, ULRA 
T'SSAR 3224, SAMOSET 3043, SOULTAKER 3253, SLUGBAIT 3245, DONAL PINES 3194, SERNILLAN 
3207, MAUL 3230, VERN 3186, and GARTH 3246.

The least popular fighter this week was GARTH 3246.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were VERN 3186, MAUL 3230, SERNILLAN 3207, DONAL PINES 3194, SLUGBAIT 3245, 
SOULTAKER 3253, SAMOSET 3043, ULRA T'SSAR 3224, DARQUE 3185, and GREATSWORD 3231.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

DONAL PINES (75-3194) SAND DANCERS (67)

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

SHORT ROCK (75-3196) SAND DANCERS (67)