DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/03/2004    Duedate: 09/16/2004

LIN TIRIAN ARENA

DM-78    TURN-279

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

KARA HELLBLADE
NOTORIOUS BASTARDS (297)
(78-2588) [13-3-0,92]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

KARA HELLBLADE                 SHOELESS JOE
NOTORIOUS BASTARDS (297)       GLORY DAYS (277)
(78-2588) [13-3-0,92]          (78-2366) [7-0-0,65]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ONE-EYE TEO                    FIVE + FIVE
SAND DANCERS (68)              PBA (275)
(78-2426) [14-16-0,59]         (78-2553) [5-4-0,49]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

NOTORIOUS BASTARDS (297)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. PBA (275)                   44
2. TREE PEOPLE (265)           23      NOTORIOUS BASTARDS (297)
3. PARANOID ENVY (294)         22      Unchartered Team
4. NOTORIOUS BASTARDS (297)    19
5. GLORY DAYS (277)             2      GLORY DAYS (277)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*GLORY DAYS (277)           7   1  0 87.5   1/ 2 NOTORIOUS BASTARDS (297)  7  2 0
 2/ 1 NOTORIOUS BASTARDS (297)  41  17  4 70.7   2/ 4 TREE PEOPLE (265)         4  2 0
 3/ 2 TREE PEOPLE (265)        177  81  7 68.6   3/ 1 SAND DANCERS (68)         4  8 0
 4- 3*NO LIMIT SOLDIERS (246)    5   3  0 62.5   4- 3*NO LIMIT SOLDIERS (246)   2  0 0
 5/ 4 PBA (275)                103  75  9 57.9   5/ 5 PBA (275)                 2  2 1
 6/ 5 SAND DANCERS (68)        536 659 18 44.9   6/ 0*GLORY DAYS (277)          1  0 0
 7/ 6*PARANOID ENVY (294)        2  12  0 14.3   7/ 6*PARANOID ENVY (294)       1  2 0
 8- 7*PROJECT:  MAYHEM (295)     0   4  0  0.0   8- 7*PROJECT:  MAYHEM (295)    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.

     The Commission calls me Duel2Dude, but I'm not.  Kara Hellblade is, or should be, 
since she beat me fair and square and also triangular.  That isn't at ALL the same as 
keeping the throne after losing to a standby.  No offense to the standbys, and I've 
tried to be square with them.
     I'm not trying to claim a title that shouldn't be mine here, and I hope Kara gets 
things straightened out with the Commission.  Being a stealth warriorhas its 
drawbacks, as she is finding out.  Tell 'em you want your political points, too, Kara!

                                          -- One-Eye Teo, not really the Duel2Dude

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, LIN TIRIAN?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Later days, SAND DANCERS, since 
NOTORIOUS BASTARDS took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  Tsk, 
tsk, PARAGON beat IRLON and IRLON lost 13 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And if 
variety is the spice of life, LIN TIRIAN may be getting bland, as KARA HELLBLADE 
stays top dog in the city.  Kickbacks and bribes, kickbacks and bribes, how else do 
you think some of these guys win their fights?  Skill?  Ha!   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  
ONE-EYE TEO was challenged more times this turn than the Duelmaster.  Now was the DM 
insulted or feared?  Heh, heh.  Now here's guts and stupidity all rolled into one, 
FIVE + FIVE challenged up 26 to take on BLONDE BILLIE of SAND DANCERS.  Well, ok, the 
upstart knave (where've I heard that before?) won this match and gained 21 points to 
boot!  Ha ha ha, BLONDE BILLIE.  I guess I can give a little credit to BABY SPLIT of 
PBA for challenging up by 21 to CLUMSY DAN.  BABY SPLIT killed to get 56 points of 
recognition.   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  And what a stunning loss we have here, boys and 
girls, CLUMSY DAN of SAND DANCERS has added the final loss to his 10-16-0.  Tee hee!  
Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only shines through use.  Certain nameless 
cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Just wait 'till next time I show up 
here, I won't be so nice!  So nyaaah!  Glad to see the back of this place-- Snide 
Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KARA HELLBLADE 2588          13   3  0    92       NOTORIOUS BASTARDS (297)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NATALIA NECROANGEL 2593      12   4  0    89       NOTORIOUS BASTARDS (297)
 CHIP-WOOD 2425               11   5  0    68       TREE PEOPLE (265)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHOELESS JOE 2366             7   0  0    65       GLORY DAYS (277)
 ONE-EYE TEO 2426             14  16  0    59       SAND DANCERS (68)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BABY SPLIT 2432               8   7  2    56       PBA (275)
 PARAGON 2563                  2   2  0    50       PARANOID ENVY (294)
 FIVE + FIVE 2553              5   4  0    49       PBA (275)
-MARYANITA II 2571             3   1  0    46       TREE PEOPLE (265)
 REVEREND GRIMM 2590           7   6  1    43       NOTORIOUS BASTARDS (297)
 BLONDE BILLIE 2501           11   8  0    41       SAND DANCERS (68)
 IRLON 2489                    7  17  0    38       SAND DANCERS (68)
-150 2567                      3   1  1    36       PBA (275)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-VULCAN RAVEN 2058             3   1  0    31       NO LIMIT SOLDIERS (246)
 BOXWOOD 2565                  5   2  0    28       TREE PEOPLE (265)
-REVOLVER OCELOT 2057          2   0  0    25       NO LIMIT SOLDIERS (246)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-APPLE-TREE 2566               3   1  0    23       TREE PEOPLE (265)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TYLER DURDEN 2577             0   4  0    16       PROJECT:  MAYHEM (295)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
CLUMSY DAN 2476       10 17 0 SAND DANCERS 68       BABY SPLIT 2432       279         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Reverend Grimm -- Another stealth warrior, I see.  I'd list your id number here for 
others who might want to challenge, but I notice that all three of you Bastards are 
listed WITH numbers in the Ten Most Popular, so that's not necessary.  But get 
yourself on the ranks, boy, or you'll end up regretting it.  No political points, I 
bet! -- Irlon

Paragon -- Wow, you're a paragon of a student, that's for sure!  Five skills, I didn't 
know I had it in me to teach five skills, and while learning one myself, also!  That's 
even harder than walking while chewing gum. -- Clumsy Dan

The old Dangerous Criminal again.  Why me?  Couldn't OTHER people fight him sometimes?  
I mean, he's big, orcish, overbearing, and just generally annoying, you know?  I could 
stand it just fine NOT to have to fight him. -- Blonde Billie

Blonde Bill -- Oak is hard to break.  We all like to do our best.  Try again.  Summer 
over and winter is here.  Going for the gold. -- Chipwood

Clumsy Dan -- For a TP you got the smile.  I have to work for it. -- Baley-Split

24 August 2004
                            Invitation to Newbie Managers
                                      by Hammer

     As a Captain of the Vendetta Cartel, Hammer has recently dissolved the Vendetta 
Cartel Crimson Ascension Family.  Lady Martilyo and Rook are NO LONGER members of the 
Vendetta Cartel.
     The Vendetta Cartel is divided into "Families" under the leadership of Captains; 
who have been appointed by the VC God Father known throughout the duelingland as 
Master Darque.
     Hammer is now the Captain of the Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe and the veteran 
manager extends an invitation for prospective membership as a Probate [ONLY 2 Probate 
positions are available in the VC Tarantula Tribe at the present time!] to any Newbie 
Manager who qualifies under the following conditions:
     1. Newbie Manager MUST have Online Access for Email communications!   [Hammer is 
presently living in Qatar and Lieutenants Maximillian and Firehawk are  living in 
Canada; so Email Communication is a MUST for consideration!]
     2. Newbie Manager MUST have the time and funds to create 2 new  stables to be 
placed in 2 separate Slow Arenas [the cost of running 1 stable in a  Regular Arena!] 
to actively participate on a monthly basis with the other 3 T-Tribe  members of the 
Vendetta Cartel!
     3. Newbie Manager MUST have the DESIRE to be an Active Member of the  Vendetta 
Cartel as a Tarantula Tribe trainee aka Probate; developing his/her managerial skills 
under the mentorship of Hammer and the other VC members; thus proving themselves 
worthy to become Vendetta Cartel Lieutenants in the Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe!
     The Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe lives by the Feud; thereby prospective 
Probates are forewarned that membership guarantees instant Friends and instant 
Enemies!
     Any prospective Probates who:
     1) seek to improve their managerial insights/abilities under the counsel of 
Hammer and other Vendetta Cartel members 
     2) desire to be active members of an Active Alliance that WILL NOT Dissolve in a 
Few Months; building lasting friendships while enjoying Feuding with Common Enemies 
     3) who enjoy sending their gladiators to Tournaments and would strive to see 
their manager name listed among the TV and TC winners in the Mailer Tourney 
Newsletters as a member of the Vendetta Cartel 
MUST DO THE FOLLOWING:
     Send an Email to HammerDM@fastermail.com to introduce yourself and provide Hammer 
with a short Bio of your managerial successes/failures and favorite/least favorite 
fighting styles; with a listing of your active stable/stables for Hammer to verify in 
the online newsletters.
     Hammer will choose the 2 prospective Probates for membership in the Vendetta 
Cartel Tarantula Tribe on the basis of who he decides will be most suited [to Hammer's 
purposes as the T-Tribe Captain!] from among those responding to this All Arena Ad on 
a first response/first acceptance or rejection basis!
     -- Hammer; Vendetta Cartel Captain/WordSmith and WeaponSmith of the Vendetta 
Cartel Tarantula Tribe

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CHIP-WOOD bested ONE-EYE TEO in a 3 minute Challenge fight.
BABY SPLIT butchered CLUMSY DAN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
FIVE + FIVE overcame BLONDE BILLIE in a 3 minute Challenge match.
KARA HELLBLADE overpowered M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute mismatched Title duel.
NATALIA NECROANGEL devastated KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
SHOELESS JOE subdued REVEREND GRIMM in a 2 minute bloody competition.
IRLON was vanquished by PARAGON in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
BOXWOOD overpowered CULT MEMBER in a 2 minute gory mismatched brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-LUNGE       15 -   6 -  1      71  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         TOTAL PARRY        8 -   4 -  0      67  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         LUNGING ATTACK    18 -  10 -  0      64  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         AIMED BLOW         7 -   6 -  0      54  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         WALL OF STEEL     14 -  14 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -  12 -  1      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK    1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK     2 -  12 -  0      14  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 279 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        4 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         3  PARRY-LUNGE    
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         3  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      KARA HELLBLADE 2588        13   3  0   92 NOTORIOUS BASTARDS (297)
LUNGING ATTACK   NATALIA NECROANGEL 2593    12   4  0   89 NOTORIOUS BASTARDS (297)
TOTAL PARRY      SHOELESS JOE 2366           7   0  0   65 GLORY DAYS (277)
STRIKING ATTACK  FIVE + FIVE 2553            5   4  0   49 PBA (275)
SLASHING ATTACK  REVEREND GRIMM 2590         7   6  1   43 NOTORIOUS BASTARDS (297)
AIMED BLOW       BLONDE BILLIE 2501         11   8  0   41 SAND DANCERS (68)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ONE-EYE TEO 2426.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was FIVE + FIVE 2553.  The ten other most popular fighters were REVEREND GRIMM 
2590, CHIP-WOOD 2425, SHOELESS JOE 2366, BOXWOOD 2565, ONE-EYE TEO 2426, BLONDE 
BILLIE 2501, PARAGON 2563, BABY SPLIT 2432, KARA HELLBLADE 2588, and NATALIA 
NECROANGEL 2593.

The least popular fighter this week was IRLON 2489.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were CLUMSY DAN 2476, NATALIA NECROANGEL 2593, KARA HELLBLADE 2588, BABY 
SPLIT 2432, PARAGON 2563, BLONDE BILLIE 2501, ONE-EYE TEO 2426, BOXWOOD 2565, 
SHOELESS JOE 2366, and CHIP-WOOD 2425.

                FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY XXXIII

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
HST 1738 (103-67-1)                    2  3  0         PRESIDENTS           
SVEN THORFIN 1622 (60-36-5)            0  5  0         DOMINATION           

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
RED HAT 1930 (39-18-2)                 2  3  0         CHAOTIC PEACE        

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
JON SNOW 2389 (23-2-1)                 2  3  0         DARK TOADS           

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
UNBELIEVABLE 2308 (5-2-1)              2  3  0         THE WILLBURYS 78     

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TYLER DURDEN 2577 (0-2-0)              5  3  0         PROJECT:  MAYHEM     
PARAGON 2563 (1-1-0)                   4  3  0         PARANOID ENVY        
FOOTSTEPS 2561 (0-2-0)                 0  1  0  DEAD   PARANOID ENVY