DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/26/2007    Duedate: 08/08/2007

JADE MOUNTAIN ARENA

DM-75    TURN-366

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DARQUE
MANAGER MUSINGS (240)
(75-3185) [22-6-1,90]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DARQUE                         ZAGWE BANSHEE
MANAGER MUSINGS (240)          HUE AND CRY (282)
(75-3185) [22-6-1,90]          (75-3216) [7-2-1,78]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DARQUE                         SERNILLAN
MANAGER MUSINGS (240)          SAND DANCERS (67)
(75-3185) [22-6-1,90]          (75-3207) [14-25-1,74]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MANAGER MUSINGS (240)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DRAGONS KEEP (260)          32
2. HUE AND CRY (282)           12      MANAGER MUSINGS (240)
3. ERRATA (288)                 0      Unchartered Team
4. MANAGER MUSINGS (240)       -3
5. SAND DANCERS (67)           -9      HUE AND CRY (282)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 MANAGER MUSINGS (240)    413 200  9 67.4   1/ 1 MANAGER MUSINGS (240)     8  1 0
 2/ 0 DRAGONS KEEP (260)        24  13  1 64.9   2/ 2*HUE AND CRY (282)         7  7 1
 3/ 3*HUE AND CRY (282)         23  17  7 57.5   3/ 0 DRAGONS KEEP (260)        4  1 0
 4/ 4 SAND DANCERS (67)        670 %1069 21 38.5   4/ 3 SAND DANCERS (67)         2 10 0
 5- 5*ERRATA (288)               1   2  0 33.3   5- 5*ERRATA (288)              0  1 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 running out of words for this column--which I am seeming to own.  But I
shall try.
     Come and see me at the Face in Atlanta.  Oh, that's right, I won't be competing,
but my namesake The SOULTAKER will be there at the FONZ/SCOMSS (Pronounce that
sucker!) table.  My friends Slugbait and Garth will be competing on the sands, but
their namesakes won't be sitting at the table.  Confusing?  Only because I don't have
a pony tail any more.  I had to chop it off and sell it to be able to continue
participating at the activity.
     It should be fun in Atlanta.  Hot.  (Some Like It Hot)  I expect to have a ball.
If we can keep THE CONSORTIUM quiet.  They all keep jabbering away and giving me a
headache!
     By the way, MANNEQUIN, the namesake, won't be there either.  He's staying on the
west coast killing off the natives.  He needs to run his count up high enough so that
he gets paid at a higher level and will, then, have enough cash to participate at the
January Face.  What a guy!
     Well, I've gotta go.  I need to meet with Darque to see if we can strum up some
action.  (You know what I mean!  Wink.)
     Soultaker

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
JADE MOUNTAIN brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Of course, we're all terribly 
impressed to see ZAGWE BANSHEE win a fight and gain 12 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, 
ZAGWE BANSHEE beat ULRA T'SSAR and ULRA T'SSAR lost 11 points.  You're breakin' my 
heart.  Our last turn's Duelmaster has lost, folks, lost to JADE MASTER, and 
SOULTAKER has made the way for a new Duelmaster!  With SOULTAKER clearing the throne, 
MANAGER MUSINGS of DARQUE takes a proud seat as JADE MOUNTAIN's new Duelmaster, by 
virtue of recognition points.  The Green Axe, humph!  I've tasted better ale at 
mortuaries.  Where do they get this stuff?  From JADE MOUNTAIN's trash dumps?   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  
What's the big D?  MASTERS OF SIN was the most avoided team?  Bunch of lily 
livered... grumble... mumble... curse...  And it looks like MANAGER MUSINGS avoided 
them the most this turn.  What a pack of would be losers, if you ask me.  Hmph.  
SERNILLAN was challenged more times this turn than the Duelmaster.  Now was the DM 
insulted or feared?  Heh, heh.  I notice DARQUE challenging down 20 points to fight 
SERNILLAN, MANAGER MUSINGS doubtless has some rotten excuse for such an insult to 
honor.  And golly gee, DARQUE won victory over SERNILLAN.  Aren't we all surprised 
and impressed?   
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only 
shines through use.  Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     What does the JADE MOUNTAIN arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  Phlllt!  Just had to do that 
before I leave the fine city of JADE MOUNTAIN.  I feel much better now.  Paste this 
one in your scrapbooks, you'll need the kindling come this winter-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DARQUE 3185                  22   6  1    90       MANAGER MUSINGS (240)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SLUGBAIT 3245                12   4  0    84       MANAGER MUSINGS (240)
 SOULTAKER 3253               10   6  0    79       MANAGER MUSINGS (240)
 ZAGWE BANSHEE 3216            7   2  1    78       HUE AND CRY (282)
-GARTH 3246                   15   3  0    77       MANAGER MUSINGS (240)
 SERNILLAN 3207               14  25  1    74       SAND DANCERS (67)
 SUN WEI LO 2816               7   2  0    67       DRAGONS KEEP (260)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 XIAOLING LI 2817              7   1  0    60       DRAGONS KEEP (260)
 ULRA T'SSAR 3224             11  25  1    59       SAND DANCERS (67)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JAGIELIO DAMASK 3217          6   2  1    53       HUE AND CRY (282)
 PING HUI 2813                 5   0  0    44       DRAGONS KEEP (260)
 JADE BELLE 3282               6   2  1    38       SAND DANCERS (67)
 MATSUMOTO 2815                5   3  1    35       DRAGONS KEEP (260)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHAMUSCAR 3225                3   4  2    34       HUE AND CRY (282)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MANNEQUIN 3283                4   0  0    29       MANAGER MUSINGS (240)
 HOZHA ODEMIS 3218             4   4  2    25       HUE AND CRY (282)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZELORAND 3281                 5   4  0    19       SAND DANCERS (67)
-SHIA FURY 3226                0   3  0     3       HUE AND CRY (282)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
TSUOL CHEYN 3184       0  1 0 DRAGONS KEEP 260      TREEMASTER 19         366 NONE    
TIGHT 3261             1  2 0 ERRATA 288            HOZHA ODEMIS 3218     364         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Ulra T'ssar -- This is good.  I want to make it four in a row! -- Soultaker
P.S.  You are right; the title would be to conspicuous for you; besides....

Captain Mondinor -- Next time perhaps The Commission will send a general? -- Darque

Shia -- Tsk, tsk. -- Mannequin

Sernillan -- Train my height?  Why, I worship the ground on which The Sentinel walks!
Never. -- Darque

Hue And Cry -- You are not doing enough of it in the personal ads.  Get with it! --
FTF Manager, Manager Musings

Jade Mountain -- Dragons Keep has returned for the time being.  Let us see how things
fare. -- Chi'en Huan Li, Mgr. Dragons Keep

Zagwe Banshee -- That shrieking is the outermost limit. -- Sernillan

Chamuscar -- Wrong hue on you, it should be red. -- Zelorand

Hozha Odemis -- Would you believe I was attempting to improve your health by lowering
your blood pressure? -- Jade Belle

Soultaker -- Hold that title! -- Ulra T'ssar

Darque -- Er, ah.  Umm.  I have checked, and I find that by some definitions, I
perhaps AM a cookie.  I, um, had forgotten. -- Sernillan

9 July 2007
I have not been receiving my physical turns in a reliable manner lately.  If there
are diplos with the turns that go missing, they're gone for good.  So if you send me
a diplo and do not see an acknowledgement of receipt in the personals, know that I
have not gotten it (yet).  If you have email, contact me at Livia AT reality DOT com.
If you don't have email, keep trying with the diplos.  We are working on this
problem. -- the Scribe/Jorja/Leeta
P.S.  If you email me, put "Re DM" on the subject line.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

TSUOL CHEYN was butchered by TREEMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DARQUE slimly won victory over SERNILLAN in a 7 minute veteran's Challenge Title duel.
ZAGWE BANSHEE overpowered ULRA T'SSAR in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
JAGIELIO DAMASK slimly won victory over JADE BELLE in a 3 minute Challenge fight.
MANNEQUIN devastated ZELORAND in a 1 minute uneven Challenge brawl.
SOULTAKER was savagely defeated by JADE MASTER in a exciting 2 minute bloody struggle.
SUN WEI LO handily defeated BAHNING THE LAWYER in a 2 minute uneven fight.
XIAOLING LI viciously subdued WAN-FA THE DANCER in a 9 minute duel.
CHAMUSCAR was viciously subdued by PING HUI in a 2 minute gory fight.
MATSUMOTO narrowly defeated HOZHA ODEMIS in a 2 minute melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         BASHING ATTACK    22 -   6 -  0      79  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK     7 -   5 -  0      58  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         TOTAL PARRY       13 -  11 -  1      54  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW        13 -  14 -  1      48  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         STRIKING ATTACK    2 -   7 -  1      22  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 366 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   DARQUE 3185                22   6  1   90 MANAGER MUSINGS (240)
WALL OF STEEL    SUN WEI LO 2816             7   2  0   67 DRAGONS KEEP (260)
TOTAL PARRY      XIAOLING LI 2817            7   1  0   60 DRAGONS KEEP (260)
AIMED BLOW       JAGIELIO DAMASK 3217        6   2  1   53 HUE AND CRY (282)
LUNGING ATTACK   PING HUI 2813               5   0  0   44 DRAGONS KEEP (260)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DARQUE 3185.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
SERNILLAN 3207.  The ten other most popular fighters were DARQUE 3185, JAGIELIO 
DAMASK 3217, PING HUI 2813, SOULTAKER 3253, SUN WEI LO 2816, MATSUMOTO 2815, HOZHA 
ODEMIS 3218, JADE BELLE 3282, MANNEQUIN 3283, and TSUOL CHEYN 3184.

The least popular fighter this week was XIAOLING LI 2817.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were ZELORAND 3281, ULRA T'SSAR 3224, CHAMUSCAR 3225, ZAGWE BANSHEE 
3216, TSUOL CHEYN 3184, MANNEQUIN 3283, JADE BELLE 3282, HOZHA ODEMIS 3218, MATSUMOTO 
2815, and SUN WEI LO 2816.