DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/21/2006    Duedate: 08/03/2006

LIN TIRIAN ARENA

DM-78    TURN-328

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MIRIAL STEEL
SAND DANCERS (68)
(78-2675) [14-8-1,93]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MIRIAL STEEL                   BIRD
SAND DANCERS (68)              OLD SCHOOL BALL (268)
(78-2675) [14-8-1,93]          (78-2301) [2-1-0,32]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

JIGGER KREE                    MIRIAL STEEL
SAND DANCERS (68)              SAND DANCERS (68)
(78-2631) [15-23-0,68]         (78-2675) [14-8-1,93]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE LEGENDS (208)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. OLD SCHOOL BALL (268)       39
2. SAND DANCERS (68)            8      THE LEGENDS (208)
3. LETHAL HERITAGE (10)         0      Unchartered Team
4. THE LEGENDS (208)           -9
                                       OLD SCHOOL BALL (268)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 THE LEGENDS (208)        102  84  3 54.8   1/ 1 THE LEGENDS (208)         8  4 0
 2- 2 LETHAL HERITAGE (10)     186 154  7 54.7   2/ 4*OLD SCHOOL BALL (268)     6  6 1
 3/ 4*OLD SCHOOL BALL (268)      6   6  1 50.0   3/ 3 SAND DANCERS (68)         6  6 0
 4/ 3 SAND DANCERS (68)        613 772 21 44.3   4- 2 LETHAL HERITAGE (10)      3  0 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.

Hello again, everybody!  Once more, I write to you from the Throne of Lin Tirian's
arena!!

This column will be brief, and is mostly to announce that Lethal Heritage will be
going inactive temporarily.  Lord Xiang plans on returning to the sands in no more
than two or three cycles.  Let us hope his vision is true.  Until then,

Swords High!!

Vlad
Your Duelmaster

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, warriors of LIN TIRIAN!  Once again I've been called out of 
retirement for my abilities and insights into Spyreporting.  What's with MAGIC?  He 
actually beat THE LEGENDS' STAN, and walked away with 18 more points from the fight.  
Major screwup at THE LEGENDS.  STAN lost 12 points to MAGIC.  Some new strategies, 
perhaps?  Maybe STAN will provide more easy wins...  Har har har!  Did VLAD wimp out, 
or just get lazy?  Anyway, he's not Duelmaster anymore.  I'm sure LIN TIRIAN is 
excited about MIRIAL STEEL, the new Duelmaster from SAND DANCERS.  (remember?)  But 
when you've seen as many as I have...  Wouldn't it be nice to have live subjects to 
practice on?  I hear some team is looking into the uses of convicted prisoners.   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...   
     Warriors of LIN TIRIAN unite.  You have only your games to lose!  Here's some 
advice:  study your opponent, master many skills, fight dirty.   
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  LIN 
TIRIAN is a nice place to live, but I don't like to live in nice places.  I don't 
want to overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MIRIAL STEEL 2675            14   8  1    93       SAND DANCERS (68)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-VLAD 1939                    20  23  0    94       LETHAL HERITAGE (10)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CLINT 1886                   14   8  0    87       THE LEGENDS (208)
 JIGGER KREE 2631             15  23  0    68       SAND DANCERS (68)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHANA THE KNIFE 2663         11  13  0    66       SAND DANCERS (68)
-SAMMY 2678                    9   7  0    60       THE LEGENDS (208)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SAGANAMI 2679                 3   0  0    35       LETHAL HERITAGE (10)
-FRANK 2692                   10   2  0    34       THE LEGENDS (208)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BIRD 2301                     2   1  0    32       OLD SCHOOL BALL (268)
 DEAN 2712                     6   1  0    30       THE LEGENDS (208)
 MAGIC 2300                    1   2  0    24       OLD SCHOOL BALL (268)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHALBAEG 2705                 4   7  2    21       SAND DANCERS (68)
 DENNIS JOHNSON 2721           2   0  1    14       OLD SCHOOL BALL (268)
 STAN 2720                     2   2  0     8       THE LEGENDS (208)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
DR J 2304              1  2 0 OLD SCHOOL BALL 268   SHEWISH GIANT 21      328 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Magic -- Ah, but what you have to ask yourself is, what KIND of magic, eh?  Some is
just not for the sands.  The ability to produce colored handkerchiefs from you
sleeve, for instance, and pull rabbits out of your helm?  Eschew it.  Here, at least.
At the tavern afterward, maybe it'd go down well...if people aren't too drunk. --
Chalbaeg

Vlad -- (sigh)  I'd train my CN, if I had any WL.  As it is, I just hang on. --
Jigger Kree
P.S.  Thanks for the column.

Clint -- But...you shouldn't be ABLE to do that!  How could you knock me down?  I
thought you were a gentleman! -- Shana the Knife

Khalhums Dwarf?  I forehear a diatribe against "rash assumptions" coming.... --
Mirial Steel

Aidan -- One step at a time, eh? -- Jigger Kree

Dennis Johnson -- Is that any way to treat a poor, broken-down, old dwarf who's just
trying to make the price of another meal?  I ask you, is that decent, kind,
thoughtful, or forward-looking?  No, it is not, and when you next walk down an alley
and find yourself kneecapped, you'll know who to thank. -- Ghost of one Persistent
Beggar

Dean -- "Bested"?  I think NOT.  More like "worsted." -- a disgruntled not-really-
Osksian Noble

Sammy -- They don't let me do it MY way here in the arena.  Want to have a go in the
alley? -- Vorgald, genuinely Dangerous Criminal

Mirial Steel -- Oh, they WILL do it, won't they?  "All dwarves are from Khalhums,"
they say.  "And even if you aren't, nobody but another dwarf will know the
difference."  Do they think we don't CARE?  That we have no PRIDE?  Gods, I hate
them! -- Khorharkhdhav of Khra

26 June 2006
To those interested, G.E.C.K.O., Inc, is looking for able-bodied warriors to embark
on a dangerous mission.  Those interested (or for more details) diplo me at:
Juice, DM 93, mgr. Arena Masters, Inc -- Juice

30 June 2006
All -- I am looking for able bodied warriors, magic-wielding wizards, faith-healing
clerics, and quick-handed thieves to begin a quest requested by the Emperor of the
Southern Kingdom of Crailmia.  All interested parties can diplo me in arena 93 --
Noblish Island, c/o Will-O-Wisps (1422) or write to me at -- Robert Bennett, 317173,
4269 West M-80, Kincheloe, Mi 49784. -- the Lightbearer, mgr. Will-O-Wisps

1 July 2006
BROTHER KNIGHTS OF THE DESOLATE EMPIRE -- Hail brothers where ever you are to be
found!  We are engaging in arena 31.  Let them feel our wrath.  Onward to glory!!! --
Dark knight Blackstorm

1 July 2006
Soultaker -- Read your e-mail! -- Guardian

10 July 2006
The Dark Knights sat at the Dark Table with grim faces.  All present knew that there
could be no quarter.  The Forces of Desolation would be unleashed.  There would be no
turning back, no mercy and no hesitation to do what was necessary.  Teeth gritted and
knuckles whitened with fury as the IMPERIAL PROCLAMATION was signed by each Dark
Knight.
     AS OF JULY 1, 2006 -- WAR IS DECLARED ON THE ALLIANCE KNOWN AS THE VENDETTA

CARTEL.
     The Desolate Empire -- Dark Knights:  Ancient Creep, Blackstorm, Dok Sik, Goat,
Heathen, Hatebred, Kon, Osiris, Toker, Wasby the Great

14 July 2006
In response to the Desolate Empire's declaration of war, the Vendetta Cartel offers
the following response:

The members of the Vendetta Cartel can be found in 1, 8, 9, 10,  11, 14, 22, 25, 28,
31, 39, 45, 47, 50, 52, 54, 59, 60, 100, and 106.  Stop yapping in the all-arena ads,
pick an arena, issue a challenge, actually win something, and then maybe (and we
stress maybe) you may speak.  You may come to our home arenas (8, 31, and 47) and
confront us, but we suggest you learn to win in your own "home" arena (52) first.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DR J was dealt death by SHEWISH GIANT in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
MIRIAL STEEL won victory over CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 2 minute gruesome Title battle.
JIGGER KREE was demolished by VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute uneven fight.
SHANA THE KNIFE devastated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute gory one-sided contest.
DEAN subdued CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute competition.
CHALBAEG was devastated by BIRD in a 1 minute bloody one-sided duel.
MAGIC overpowered STAN in a 1 minute gory mismatched brawl.
DENNIS JOHNSON overcame CONVICTED THIEF in a 3 minute beginner's melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY       14 -   3 -  1      82  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -   4 -  0      73  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL     12 -   8 -  0      60  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -   6 -  0      57  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         AIMED BLOW         5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         LUNGING ATTACK     6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     2 -   5 -  0      29  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -  18 -  1      28  |

Turn 328 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-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  3         1  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    MIRIAL STEEL 2675          14   8  1   93 SAND DANCERS (68)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is JIGGER KREE 2631.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was MIRIAL STEEL 2675.  The ten other most popular fighters were BIRD 2301, DR J 
2304, SHANA THE KNIFE 2663, DEAN 2712, MAGIC 2300, JIGGER KREE 2631, CHALBAEG 2705, 
STAN 2720, DENNIS JOHNSON 2721, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was DENNIS JOHNSON 2721.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were STAN 2720, CHALBAEG 2705, JIGGER KREE 2631, MAGIC 2300, DEAN 
2712, SHANA THE KNIFE 2663, DR J 2304, BIRD 2301, MIRIAL STEEL 2675, and  0.

               NEW TEAMS IN THE TEMPORARY TOURNAMENT ARENAS (DM 81/83)

Please note that all new teams created at the Face-to-Face were temporarily placed 
in a temporary Tournament Arena, DM 81 or DM 83.  If you requested that your team be 
placed in a specific arena, it has already transferred to that arena.  Any teams not 
transferred out of DM 81 and DM 83 by September 1st will be deleted.  If you have 
questions about any of your teams, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI 

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

     For those of you who keep track of such things, 5 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                       SNOTTYMAN (40-3685) of THEY TRAINED ME!
                            HORRID (65-6385) of LEGION IV
                         JUDICIOUSLY (82-27214) of ADVERBS II
                      TERRICONUS (82-27651) of THE GLORIOUS DARK
                      FLABBY-O (82-30720) of STREET PIZZAD XXII

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes