DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/26/2004    Duedate: 08/07/2004

MORDANT ARENA

DM-1    TURN-501

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

JEJUNE
MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)
(1-7386) [12-1-3,106]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

JEJUNE                         POSITION IS EMPTY
MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)         
(1-7386) [12-1-3,106]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HAYDAN                         JEJUNE
HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)        MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)
(1-7356) [9-24-1,61]           (1-7386) [12-1-3,106]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. LAB EXPERIMENTS (261)       17
2. MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)      12      SWEORDMASTERS (138)
3. HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)      9      Unchartered Team
4. SWEORDMASTERS (138)          0
5. CLAN BATTLEAXE (465)         0       (-1)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*BLOOD AND IRON (420)      22  13  3 62.9   1/ 2 HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)   8  7 0
 2- 2 THE BLACK COMPANY (544)  364 312 28 53.8   2/ 4 LAB EXPERIMENTS (261)     4  1 1
 3- 3 FLOYDS FAN CLUB (552)      7   6  0 53.8   3- 1 CLAN BATTLEAXE (465)      4  1 0
 4- 4 CLAN BATTLEAXE (465)      22  20  1 52.4   4/ 3 SWEORDMASTERS (138)       3  2 0
 5/ 5 SWEORDMASTERS (138)      316 327 40 49.1   5/ 5 MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)    2  6 1
 6/ 6 LAB EXPERIMENTS (261)    240 287 24 45.5   6- 7 FLOYDS FAN CLUB (552)     1  1 0
 7/ 7 MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)    69  99  8 41.1   7- 6 THE BLACK COMPANY (544)   1  2 0
 8/ 8 HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)  353 549 11 39.1   8- 8*BLOOD AND IRON (420)      0  1 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

            + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Homicidal Maniacs ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     Generally things didn't bother the Outlaw Inlaw.  Everything was strange and
probably bad, so why get upset?  More than usual, anyway.  But the way Haydan kept
staring at the wall...that was enough to make his skin creep, and he didn't like
creeping skin.  "Why are you DOING that, Hay?"
     "This wall is unnatural.  It moved--"
     "It's a golem.  They do that sometimes."
     "--And it dictated sentimental poetry to Number Two."
     Outlaw glanced over at his humble teammate.
     Number Two nodded.  "I haven't had the nerve to put it into the newsletter yet,
but yeah, it really did.  Something about butterflies and the end of the summer
coming and shelter from the cruel north wind, and stuff like that."
     "Walls don't do that," Haydan went on, not deflected from his train of thought.
"Not even golem walls.  There is an unnatural force at work here."  His long, homely
face hardened.  "This must be investigated!"  He strode out of the guildhouse.
     Outlaw looked after him for a moment, then wandered in the direction of the
team's extremely complex coffee machine and began to twist buttons and push handles.
     Five minutes later, the outer door of the guildhouse crashed open, blowing out
the candles with the sudden draft and causing Outlaw to jump in alarm and spill half
of his not-very-good coffee.  Outlaw peered around the coffee machine at the doorway,
now the only source of light in the room.
     A female figure--a really SUPERIOR female figure--was framed in the portal, feet
braced, hands on hips.  A female figure looking for trouble.
     Sandy was back!

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                         ---===DELARQUAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 500): JEJUNE of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 386): TOOFLESS of GLORY BOUND TROLLS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 505): LEFTISTS BLOW of THE CONFUSED (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 501): STANLEY'S CUP of SPORTZ! (Guardian, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 500): HOWLER of THE TAKEN (Silver Stroke, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 504): SECOND OMEN of DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 501): PESCHISOLIDO of IMPORTED FOOTBALLERS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 496): SIR PENT of SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 487): PURPLE FIREFISH of BIG MEAN FISH (Big Wave Dave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 486): THE BUTCHER of NASTY MOB (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 460): POSTMASTER P of HELTER SKELTER (Cosmo Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 451): STEVEN SCIMITAR of EAGLES CLAW (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 197): MYRON NAGEL of THE MIDDLE WAY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 438): STUPID SEXY FLANDERS of I'M SO SEXY (Muffy, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 386): APPLE of FRUITS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 183): LAWYER of PLAGUES (Abarsis, the Slaughter Priest, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 171): HOFFA WITH HAIR of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 336): YOU of SRETSAMLEUD (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 148): CANNONBALL of X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 379): SLEEPLESS PARANOIA of PARENTHOOD from DWES EG (TUM)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 500): CLAN BATTLEAXE (Mithril, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 386): GLORY BOUND TROLLS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 505): THE CONFUSED (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 501): CHEETO'S HEROES (Cheeto, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 500): RENEGADES II (Elizamir, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 504): SCIENCE FICTION (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 501): FLOWER CHILDREN (Ebenezer Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 496): BLOODSHED (Cheeto, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 487): CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 486): SWORD OPERA (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 460): LITTLE GIRLS LIKE... (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 451): EAGLES CLAW (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 197): THE MIDDLE WAY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 438): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 386): BOY O'S (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 183): USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 171): THE EXPLORERS (Kellog, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 336): SRETSAMLEUD (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 148): X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 379): BLACK PRIMERS, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 504): HARALDUR of AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 500): HOWLER of THE TAKEN (Silver Stroke, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 503): ZEP of IRON BROTHERS (Dan, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 495): SULTAN OF SWING of TERRAPIN STATION (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 487): PURPLE FIREFISH of BIG MEAN FISH (Big Wave Dave, mgr.)
                            PICKLE JUICE of BURN N' PILLAGE (Jolly, mgr.)
                            VASSAL of THUNDR + LITENING (Doc Steele, mgr.)
                            HANNAH of SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 486): THE BUTCHER of NASTY MOB (Papa Bear, mgr.)
               (turn 485): SYRANO BLOODBANE of THE BLOODBANES (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 460): POSTMASTER P of HELTER SKELTER (Cosmo Frothingslosh, mgr.)
              (turn 459): PINK BEAR of LITTLE GIRLS LIKE... (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 197): MYRON NAGEL of THE MIDDLE WAY (Nick, mgr.)
                   (turn 196): MISS CON DUCK of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 437): EL RIPPOFF of DELVERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 182): MERGEN of THE BLACK COMPANY (Woelfe, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 171): HOFFA WITH HAIR of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 147): 2 PHAT of VERMIN (Sultan, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of MORDANT!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Former top team CLAN BATTLEAXE was 
unseated this week as HOMICIDAL MANIACS moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top 
spot with a 3-2-0 record for the round.  HAYDAN caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested DESTINY and was awarded 12 points in 
recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, HAYDAN put down DESTINY, 
causing her to lose 11 points of recognition in the process.  Although RAFFI THE 
GARROTE made a valiant effort, it did not suffice to topple the reign of victorious 
JEJUNE.  Would you believe that over half of the old women in MORDANT seem to feel 
that they could fight better than you gladiators?   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  Mighty fighters cannot but expect 
competition from those below.  NUMBER TWO take warning!  You have more than a few 
enemies in MORDANT.   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  Some say a warrior is judged by the way he bears arms.  One thing 
is sure, better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in MORDANT.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  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                  
 JEJUNE 7386                  12   1  3   106       MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THINREDONE 5751              12   4  0    89       LAB EXPERIMENTS (261)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AEGLOS 7468                   6   2  1    73       SWEORDMASTERS (138)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAYDAN 7356                   9  24  1    61       HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRICK WALL 7478              11   4  0    55       HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)
 GOOEYDUCK 7434                6   2  0    52       LAB EXPERIMENTS (261)
 NUMBER TWO 7422               5  18  0    52       HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)
 SWALLOWTAIL 7387             10   9  0    51       MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)
 DESTINY 7506                  4   6  1    40       SWEORDMASTERS (138)
 OUTLAW INLAW 7424             6  16  0    34       HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RAJA 6154                     3   0  0    28       BLOOD AND IRON (420)
-HARDWOOD 7513                 3   2  1    26       LAB EXPERIMENTS (261)
-RED CLOUD 5993                4   3  1    25       BLOOD AND IRON (420)
-SKEWER 7515                   2   0  0    25       SWEORDMASTERS (138)
-DARAK VIM 6536                3   1  0    24       CLAN BATTLEAXE (465)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GOSSAMER 7556                 4   0  0    22       THE BLACK COMPANY (544)
-CORNY 5991                    5   2  1    20       BLOOD AND IRON (420)
-NARAYAN SINGH 7579            1   0  0    20       THE BLACK COMPANY (544)
-GHAL MHARAZ 6391              4   2  0    19       CLAN BATTLEAXE (465)
-GRIMOR 6761                   1   3  0    18       CLAN BATTLEAXE (465)
-HELLION 7542                  3   1  1    17       SWEORDMASTERS (138)
-RAPTOR 5989                   4   3  0    15       BLOOD AND IRON (420)
-VAENE 7582                    2   0  0    14       CLAN BATTLEAXE (465)
 SWEETSPOT 7510                0   6  0    12       MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)
 SILVERWELL 7585               1   1  0    11       HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)
-UNCLE DOJ 7581                0   1  0     1       THE BLACK COMPANY (544)
-MOTHER GOTA 7580              0   1  0     1       THE BLACK COMPANY (544)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
VARN KAMAR 6532        0  3 0 CLAN BATTLEAXE 465    HELLION 7542          498         
TALON 7413             7  6 0 FLOYDS FAN CLUB 552   JEJUNE 7386           500         
171011159139 7591      0  1 0 MANNEQUIN'S BEST 537  SPYMASTER 567         501 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Jejune -- Talon was as close to a DYO as you get...9-6-11-17-21-3-17.  Died with
Master +4 attack, Master +3 defense, Master +2 initiative, Expert +1 riposte.  He was
+4 attack and +4 defense.  The most bonused lunger I ever ran.... -- the real Talon

All -- Goodbye Mordant. -- Talon Volksie

Destiny -- I refuse, absolutely REFUSE to believe that YOU are my destiny.  Well,
okay, you personally might be my destiny, and a tasty dish you are, too, but LOSING
to you is NOT my destiny.  It's some kind of trick, doubtless plotted by my brother-
in-law.  It's just the kind of thing he WOULD do. -- Outlaw Inlaw

Swallowtail -- Er, I'm not sure how to go about this, I mean, will you BELIEVE that a
Brick Wall communicated with me psychically and gave me a message for you?  No, I
didn't think so.  But there it is, the Wall did just that.  (Yes, I know, walls
aren't SUPPOSED to think at all!  But this is a golem wall, so what can we do, eh?)
Anyway, the Wall wants you to know that it regrets (did YOU ever hear of a wall with
regrets?) that you had to "batter your pretty wings" on its "harsh bricks."  So there
you have it.  The Message.  But don't look at me!  I'm just the messenger. -- Number
Two

Aeglos -- Not bad for a golem. -- Haydan, master of the not-so-bon mot

Gooeyduck -- I'm not sure I'm ever going to get that goo cleaned off my sword.  Is
there some trick solvent?  I could sure use it. -- Number Two

Vaene -- Ouch!  I don't think you really NEEDED what you learned.  You were already
formidable. -- Silevwell
P.S.  If I'd known fighting in the arena was going to be like this, I wouldn't have
signed up.
P.P.S.  Well, okay, I would have, because of owing some, uh, well, a lot, actually,
of money to Mefren, and not having any choice except to pay him, or get my legs
broken and THEN pay him, or join some team and expect to meet him on the sands sooner
or later.  So this is what I picked, and I'm hoping for later, but that means I have
to stay alive till later, and it doesn't look as easy from down here as it did up in
the stands.

17 July 2004
I am currently trying to put together a favorites chart for AD warriors.  I
desperately need help with this.  What I need are style, favorite rhythm (ex.:
hi/low), favorite weapons, and tactics.  What would be great is if you could send me
a copy of the invite with the warrior's name, id#, and arena blacked out.  This way,
I can verify that this is an actual warrior.  Minis will work, too!

For those interested, I have both a challenge style vs. style and a match-up style
vs. style chart.  There's about 250 fights calculated in these charts, and I'll be
happy to send a copy to anyone who asks.  You can contact me (if you're a free world
player) at: Rick Stringer, Merit/East, SCI, P.O. Box 500, Georgetown, DE 19947-0500.
If you're in prison, just send a diplo to:  Baphomet, Mgr. Knights Templar (568), DM
#47--North Fork.  (I also have a lot of other charts and info for anyone who wants
it.)  Thanks!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

171011159139 was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
AEGLOS devastated NUMBER TWO in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
DESTINY was handily defeated by HAYDAN in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge match.
SWALLOWTAIL was outwaited by BRICK WALL in a slow 13 minute gory Challenge contest.
GOOEYDUCK demolished OUTLAW INLAW in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
JEJUNE viciously subdued RAFFI THE GARROTE in a crowd pleasing 2 minute Title fight.
THINREDONE devastated M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
SWEETSPOT was unbelievably bested by SILVERWELL in a action packed 1 minute melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         TOTAL PARRY       17 -   9 -  1      65  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL      8 -   5 -  0      62  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK    37 -  25 -  5      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         BASHING ATTACK    13 -  10 -  3      57  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         SLASHING ATTACK   18 -  23 -  1      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -  16 -  1      43  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -  17 -  1      37  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -  12 -  0      29  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         AIMED BLOW         1 -   6 -  0      14  |

Turn 501 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     3 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  3         1  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   JEJUNE 7386                12   1  3  106 MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)
SLASHING ATTACK  THINREDONE 5751            12   4  0   89 LAB EXPERIMENTS (261)
TOTAL PARRY      BRICK WALL 7478            11   4  0   55 HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    SWALLOWTAIL 7387           10   9  0   51 MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is HAYDAN 7356.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
JEJUNE 7386.  The ten other most popular fighters were HAYDAN 7356, AEGLOS 7468, 
DESTINY 7506, GOOEYDUCK 7434, THINREDONE 5751, SWEETSPOT 7510, SILVERWELL 7585, 
171011159139 7591, NUMBER TWO 7422, and SWALLOWTAIL 7387.

The least popular fighter this week was BRICK WALL 7478.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were OUTLAW INLAW 7424, SWALLOWTAIL 7387, NUMBER TWO 7422, 171011159139 
7591, SILVERWELL 7585, SWEETSPOT 7510, THINREDONE 5751, GOOEYDUCK 7434, DESTINY 7506, 
and AEGLOS 7468.