DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/05/2005    Duedate: 08/18/2005

LIN TIRIAN ARENA

DM-78    TURN-303

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CHIP-WOOD
TREE PEOPLE (265)
(78-2425) [18-11-0,111]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

150                            POSITION IS EMPTY
PBA (275)                      
(78-2567) [15-2-1,122]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CHIP-WOOD                      APPLE-TREE
TREE PEOPLE (265)              TREE PEOPLE (265)
(78-2425) [18-11-0,111]        (78-2566) [11-4-1,94]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

PBA (275)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. TREE PEOPLE (265)           41
2. PBA (275)                   29      TREE PEOPLE (265)
3. PROJECT:  MAYHEM (295)       0      Unchartered Team
4. SAND DANCERS (68)          -13
                                       EXCELLENCE (196)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 TREE PEOPLE (265)        210 105 10 66.7   1/ 1 PBA (275)                13  2 2
 2/ 2 PBA (275)                151  87 11 63.4   2/ 2 TREE PEOPLE (265)        12  2 0
 3- 3 PROJECT:  MAYHEM (295)     6   4  0 60.0   3/ 3 SAND DANCERS (68)         2  7 0
 4/ 4 SAND DANCERS (68)        571 716 18 44.4   4- 4 PROJECT:  MAYHEM (295)    1  0 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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                        *--=== LIRITH KAI REGIONAL NEWS ===--*

                                     Duelmasters
                                 -------------------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 347): BACKLASH of TOO GOOD FOR ME (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 318): RAGING PYROTHAG of GEMSTONE CREATIONS (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 314): SPIKE of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 302): IRLON of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 278): DRACO MALFOY of SLYTHERIN HOUSE from DAYLA KIV
                              (Rillion, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                       --------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 347): SAND DANCERS (Lani, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 318): FACING WORLDS (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 314): DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 302): PBA (Elderberry, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 278): POSSE (Rosebud, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 313): SAMARIUM of I AM SAM (The Sandman, mgr.)
                                  ANNE of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 301): BABY SPLIT of PBA (Elderberry, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

An older column:

Hi again.  We are back for a time.  We get moved in and we are out again.  Some of us
are stopping for the next tourney but all of those who are not, please fight in the
arena.

                                                       Baby Split

I think this was last turn's column:

     Here we are again and it's goodbye.  It was fun.  Going up to ADM is nice.  To
you that are working to meet the end, some of us do it and some don't.  Goodbye.

                                             Baby Split

Which would make this one the current column:

     At least Banana, pardon me, Baby Split had the grace and honesty to LOSE to me
on her way out the door.  This leaves me as the Duel2Dude, a stupid title, but my own
now, with no one to dispute my right to it.  This position is MINE, as it should be.
No mere human, banana or otherwise, should be supreme.

                                        Irlon

                                      SPY REPORT

     Welcome LIN TIRIAN.  I, Olaf Modeen remember this place well.  Many the fights 
have I fought here.  The celebrations, the disappointments...  Apparently LIN TIRIAN 
isn't filled with as many gutless wonders as I thought.  The Dreaded Duelmaster got 3 
challenges this turn!  Another fighter (CHIP-WOOD 18-11-0) challenged another 
Duelmaster (IRLON 12-36-0).  Life goes on.  I can barely restrain my enthusiam for 
TREE PEOPLE's outstanding member, Duelmaster CHIP-WOOD.  Wouldn't it be nice to have 
live subjects to practice on?  I hear some team is looking into the uses of convicted 
prisoners.   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.  BUSHES of TREE PEOPLE knows 
how to pick 'em.  She challenged JIGGER KREE of SAND DANCERS who is up by 18.  Now 
was this a wise move?  BUSHES perhaps got hers just desserts, seeing as she defeated 
JIGGER KREE and ended up with 33 recognition points.   
     Warriors of LIN TIRIAN unite.  You have only your games to lose!  Methinks THE 
FELLOWSHIP's desire for revenge against TREE PEOPLE passes with each passing 
moment...  One week left guys!  Let's get on with the show!  Is it my imagination, or 
are fighters getting younger every day?  To die so young, so gloriously!   
     Who knows what the future holds for a warrior.  More fights, there's no doubt.  
LIN TIRIAN is a nice place to live, but I don't like to live in nice places.  
Remember--a good fighter needs both good skills and good luck.  Until next time,-- 
Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHIP-WOOD 2425               18  11  0   111       TREE PEOPLE (265)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 150 2567                     15   2  1   122       PBA (275)
 FIVE + FIVE 2553             17   6  1   118       PBA (275)
 APPLE-TREE 2566              11   4  1    94       TREE PEOPLE (265)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IRLON 2489                   12  36  0    90       SAND DANCERS (68)
-TYLER DURDEN 2577             6   4  0    76       PROJECT:  MAYHEM (295)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STRIKE ONE 2418               9   2  0    59       PBA (275)
 SPARE-ONE 2655                5   0  1    58       PBA (275)
 BOXWOOD 2565                 13   8  1    57       TREE PEOPLE (265)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BUSHES 2656                   2   0  0    33       TREE PEOPLE (265)
 JIGGER KREE 2631              7   6  0    27       SAND DANCERS (68)
 CORK TREE 2654                4   1  0    25       TREE PEOPLE (265)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TWO IN ROW 2659               1   0  0    11       PBA (275)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
VETERAN MERCENARY 17   0  1 0   1                   FIVE + FIVE 2553      303 NONE    
JAYNE THE RIPPER 2599  9 13 0 SAND DANCERS 68       SPARE-ONE 2655        302         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Jayne the Ripper -- If you can Ripper then Strike One is good that for the skill. --
Strike One

Blonde Billie -- We all like to scum and walk from the arena without a cut but that's
life.  See you in the ADM if you come up. -- Baby Split

Irlon -- That's one of my special moves.  See you again. -- Chip Wood

Jigger Kree -- Like the ladies say, come and see me again.  The apple is sweeter in
the evening. -- Apple Tree

Blonde Billie -- Goodbye.  It was fun. -- Elderberry

Irlon -- Five Strike in a row are hard, but you are fast as slow.  My calculate are
two past you. -- Five by Five

Blonde Billie -- If you are at the Jan Face to Face that will be at date. -- Baby
Split mind is Carmil Syrup

Jayne Ripper -- I smell as bad as I lie. -- Boxwood

Spare-One -- (incensed)  But you DIDN'T.  You didn't spare me at ALL.  So I'm going
to haunt you, and believe me when I say that NO ONE has ever been haunted as
thoroughly as *I* will haunt YOU. -- Ghost of Jayne the Ripper

Boxwood -- Drat. -- Jigger Kree

4 August 2005
Ladies and Gentlemen...The Announcement You Have All Been Waiting For Is Here!!!!!!!!

ZalCon3...The Rebirth!!!!!!! 

The Rules Are Simple, The Prizes Are Awesome, The Competition Fierce!

Where:  Dullens (DM13)  When:  October 8th, 2005

The Rules:
Every Manager Must DA Their Entire Team On The First Turn They Enter The Contest.
All Warriors DA'd In This Manner MUST Be At Zero FE And May Fight In The Contest If
They Live.  The Style Of The Warrior Must Be Present In The Name In A Non Ambiguous
Manner, Standard Abbreviations Accepted.  Scoring Starts On The 3rd Turn Of The
Contest Which Will Also Be The First Turn After The October Mail In.  Dead Warriors
May Be Entered From The Contest To Dead Apprentices ONLY--And With Zero FE!!!!!  All
Living Warriors May Be Entered Into Rookies or Apprentices For The October Mail In.

Scoring:
 1 Point For Each Win.
 1 Point For Each Kill.
-1 Point For Each Loss.
-1 Point For Each Death.

Categories:
Ultimate Style Master:  Warrior Of Any Style With The Most Style Master Points.
Top Team:  Team With The Most Points At The End Of The Contest.
Top Warrior:  Warrior With The Most Points At The End Of The Contest.
MVP Team:  Team With The Most Free Fight Awards At The End Of The Contest.
MVP Warrior:  Warrior With The Most Free Fight Awards At The End Of The Contest.
Style Master:  Warrior With The Most Points Vs. Style In Each Style At The End Of The
               Contest.
Warrior Top 11:  Next 10 Top Point Gaining Warriors At The End Of The Contest.
Iron Manager:  Any Manager With 100 Fights During The Contest (20 Turns Plus 2 Pre
               Turns).
***Special Category*** An Additional Top Team Award Will Be Granted For Each 5 Iron
Manager Awards Starting At 6.

Prizes:
Ultimate Style Master, Top Team, Top Warrior:  +1 To Bonus, Damage Bump, Free Train
                                              Or Learn 2 Skills, Favorites Knowledge.
MVP Team And MVP Warrior:  20 Rollups.
Style Master:  +1 To Bonus.
Warrior Top 11:  Free Train Or Learn 2 Skills. 
Iron Manager:  +1 To Bonus.

Please Contact Zalgor Prigg Via Diplo (Armor & Weapons DM102) or Email
(zalgor@hotmail.com) Should You Have Any Questions Or Wish A Free Team Rollup To Dark
Arena On Turn 1.

Disclaimer:  All Prizes Are To Be Used On Contest Team Only And Are Non Transferable.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CHIP-WOOD devastated IRLON in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title fight.
BUSHES vanquished JIGGER KREE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
FIVE + FIVE murdered VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute uneven fight.
150 devastated CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a popular 1 minute brutal one-sided contest.
APPLE-TREE viciously subdued KHALHUMS DWARF in a action packed 2 minute gory brawl.
STRIKE ONE bested AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 3 minute match.
BOXWOOD was viciously subdued by M. CHARDINEE in a 4 minute gory competition.
SPARE-ONE handily defeated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute uneven melee.
CORK TREE vanquished CONVICTED THIEF in a 2 minute one-sided duel.
TWO IN ROW won victory over PERSISTANT BEGGAR in a 1 minute novice's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK   20 -   4 -  3      83  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         TOTAL PARRY       12 -   3 -  0      80  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-LUNGE       15 -   8 -  1      65  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    10 -   6 -  1      63  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         BASHING ATTACK    12 -   9 -  2      57  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         WALL OF STEEL      9 -   8 -  1      53  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -   8 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   5 -  0      44  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         AIMED BLOW         5 -  10 -  1      33  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         SLASHING ATTACK    1 -   4 -  1      20  |

Turn 303 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-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      CHIP-WOOD 2425             18  11  0  111 TREE PEOPLE (265)
STRIKING ATTACK  150 2567                   15   2  1  122 PBA (275)
WALL OF STEEL    APPLE-TREE 2566            11   4  1   94 TREE PEOPLE (265)
TOTAL PARRY      STRIKE ONE 2418             9   2  0   59 PBA (275)
AIMED BLOW       SPARE-ONE 2655              5   0  1   58 PBA (275)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CHIP-WOOD 2425.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was APPLE-TREE 2566.  The ten other most popular fighters were 150 2567, TWO IN ROW 
2659, CHIP-WOOD 2425, BUSHES 2656, FIVE + FIVE 2553, STRIKE ONE 2418, BOXWOOD 2565, 
SPARE-ONE 2655, IRLON 2489, and JIGGER KREE 2631.

The least popular fighter this week was CORK TREE 2654.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were JIGGER KREE 2631, IRLON 2489, SPARE-ONE 2655, BOXWOOD 2565, STRIKE ONE 
2418, FIVE + FIVE 2553, BUSHES 2656, CHIP-WOOD 2425, TWO IN ROW 2659, and 150 2567.

                 FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY XXXV

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
HST 1738 (113-84-1)                    4  3  0         PRESIDENTS           
SVEN THORFIN 1622 (81-42-5)            1  5  0         DOMINATION           

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TERMINOTTER III 2428 (15-2-0)          3  3  0  DEAD   WILD KINGDOM