DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/02/2005    Duedate: 05/14/2005

MORDANT ARENA

DM-1    TURN-521

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SNAG
OF WOLF AND MAN (478)
(1-6519) [10-8-0,100]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SNAG                           POSITION IS EMPTY
OF WOLF AND MAN (478)          
(1-6519) [10-8-0,100]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HAYDAN                         SNAG
HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)        OF WOLF AND MAN (478)
(1-7356) [12-41-1,78]          (1-6519) [10-8-0,100]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)      63
2. LAB EXPERIMENTS (261)       36      SWEORDMASTERS (138)
3. OF WOLF AND MAN (478)       19      Unchartered Team
4. HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)      7
5. SWEORDMASTERS (138)          6      SWINE LOVE (249)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 CARNIVAL FREAKS (192)     51  26  0 66.2   1/ 1 MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)   14  1 1
 2- 2 THE REVELATION (222)     111  63  6 63.8   2/ 2 LAB EXPERIMENTS (261)    13  2 1
 3- 3*BEASTIE BOYS (560)        16  13  4 55.2   3/ 3 SWEORDMASTERS (138)       8  7 3
 4/ 4 SWEORDMASTERS (138)      355 355 46 50.0   4/ 4 HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)   5 10 0
 5/ 5 MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)   117 125 18 48.3   5- 5*BEASTIE BOYS (560)        2  3 0
 6/ 6 LAB EXPERIMENTS (261)    275 312 28 46.8   6- 7 CARNIVAL FREAKS (192)     1  0 0
 7/ 7 OF WOLF AND MAN (478)     22  25  0 46.8   7/ 8 OF WOLF AND MAN (478)     1  1 0
 8/ 8 HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)  393 609 12 39.2   8- 6 THE REVELATION (222)      0  5 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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                         ---===DELARQUAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 520): BRICK WALL of HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 404): SCARDY CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 525): SAGA of AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 521): SNOW FLEA of BLACK & BLUE (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 520): JOHN TYLER of I'M HISTORY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 524): COOKIE FOR THE SOUL of HOLE IN THE WALL (The Muffin Man)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 521): DILL WEED of SUGAR AND SPICE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 516): BAILEY O'BEAD of THE MOONDOGS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 507): BARBU of BIG MEAN FISH (Big Wave Dave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 506): SUIGENERIS of TROOPERS (Lord Genesis, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 480): SANDPAPER CONDOM of MEMPHIS MAFIA II (Talon Darkhart, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 470): RUNABOUT of JINDA-BAN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 207): ULRIK VORN of THE MIDDLE WAY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 458): THE MOLE of DELVERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 406): DELANGE of DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 193): MOUSETRAP of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 181): JUDAS PRIEST of CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 356): BENSI DURN of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 158): RYSHER of ORIGINALE BASTARDS ( ! , mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 399): SPEEDI of SHAMROCKS from DELARQ TOR (Leprechaun, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 520): MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 404): THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 525): AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 521): BLACK & BLUE (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 520): I'M HISTORY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 524): HOLIDAY HORRORS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 521): UNDER JOLLY ROGER (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 516): SPRINGBORN (Still, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 507): BIG MEAN FISH (Big Wave Dave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 506): TROOPERS (Lord Genesis, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 480): SHOUT HEY HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 470): JINDA-BAN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 207): CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 458): DELVERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 406): DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 193): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jinda, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 181): ILL AVENGERS (Knolan, Master Wildstorm, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 356): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 158): FILM FUN (Otto X. Frothingslosh, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 399): BLACK PRIMER, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 525): SAGA of AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
              (turn 524): SUNBURN of SIMPLY DESSERTS (Sweet Tooth, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 524): SATAN CLAUS of HOLIDAY HORRORS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 519): MY BIG TOE of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 516): BAILEY O'BEAD of THE MOONDOGS (Nick, mgr.)
                           STORMBLADE of THUNDERSTRIKERS (Zeus, mgr.)
               (turn 515): SIX DEMON BAG of BIG TROUBLE (Edge, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 507): JANDOLIN of GHAELIE SIDHE (Mordraith, mgr.)
                (turn 506): GOHAN of WASTELAND (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 506): SUIGENERIS of TROOPERS (Lord Genesis, mgr.)
                           BLAK MASK of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 480): SANDPAPER CONDOM of MEMPHIS MAFIA II (Talon Darkhart, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 469): FUGAZI of TEAM FLOYD (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 457): CRIX BREMOORE of FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 157): ORPHAN of X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Look, you guys, don't let the Brick Wall keep the title!  I don't have TIME to
channel its columns every two weeks!
     Snag, the Wall is still pondering, if a wall can ponder, our teammate's chance
comment of a couple of weeks ago, and this has, if you can imagine it, disturbed its
concentration.  Thus the short fight.  At least, that would be my guess.  It isn't
like I'm an expert on the thought processes, if any, of bricks.  Heck, I can only
channel the Wall's "personals" when I'm fairly well sloshed, and I don't remember
much once I get sober.

Bottle of Beer,
For the Brick Wall

P.S.  This job makes me nervous, 'specially when I think of the fate of the previous
channels....

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in MORDANT this turn, and let's start 
with a look at some of the teams.  The LAB EXPERIMENTS guild has had a 4-1-0 turn and 
deserves to be watched in the future.  You never know where this kind of thing can 
lead.  And let's see, ROOKIE MANAGER fought MISCHIEVOUS IMP and gained 23 points and 
contributed to HOMICIDAL MANIACS' 1-4-0.  MISCHIEVOUS IMP has lost to ROOKIE MANAGER, 
falling 19 points, while helping make SWEORDMASTERS a 2-3-1 turn.  And all eyes were 
on SNAG this turn as he ascended to the throne of Duelmaster.  MORDANT has a new 
victor!  Can someone confirm a rumor for me?  I hear the top team makes their losing 
fighters do dishes at Conan's Place until they win.  Maybe?   
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  Will HOMICIDAL MANIACS get away with ROOKIE MANAGER having killed MARK OF 
THE BLESSED of THE REVELATION?  One more turn, and the bloodfeud's over, at least 
officially.  Is it really true that MORDANT has more dishwashers per capita that 
fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  Always good to rest in MORDANT, but never good to wear out my welcome.  
Look for me in future turns.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to paper-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SNAG 6519                    10   8  0   100       OF WOLF AND MAN (478)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HELLACIOUS 7541               9   1  0    92       MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRICK WALL 7478              22  13  0    82       HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)
-JOHNNY RYALL 7540             6   0  0    80       BEASTIE BOYS (560)
 MESSIAH 7607                  9   1  3    79       MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)
 HAYDAN 7356                  12  41  1    78       HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)
-2000 YR. OLD MAN 4521        10   5  0    74       CARNIVAL FREAKS (192)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LORD BLEEDS 6520              9   3  0    66       OF WOLF AND MAN (478)
 HONEST JILES 7576             5   1  0    65       LAB EXPERIMENTS (261)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROOKIE MANAGER 7639           5   4  1    57       HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-THE FALSE PROPHET 3809       14  12  0    54       THE REVELATION (222)
 WISHFUL THINKING 7659         4   1  1    51       MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)
 TERCERO ENCANTO 7635          4   0  1    49       LAB EXPERIMENTS (261)
-BORN TO DIE 5305             13   7  0    46       THE REVELATION (222)
 BOTTLE OF BEER 7620           6   5  0    45       HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)
-EGG RAID ON MOJO 7568         3   1  0    43       BEASTIE BOYS (560)
-TWO-HEADED FERRET 7193        4   1  0    40       CARNIVAL FREAKS (192)
-DAISY DUKE 4292               3   1  0    36       CARNIVAL FREAKS (192)
-DOO-DOO THE CLOWN 7237        4   0  0    34       CARNIVAL FREAKS (192)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MISCHIEVOUS IMP 7627          6   2  1    32       SWEORDMASTERS (138)
 PRIMA DONNA 7682              3   0  0    31       MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)
 SPEEDWELL 7667                3   0  0    30       LAB EXPERIMENTS (261)
-BOBO THE DOG BOY 7229         4   3  0    29       CARNIVAL FREAKS (192)
 HREOWAN 7669                  2   1  0    29       SWEORDMASTERS (138)
 JIMMY WONG 7674               3   0  1    28       LAB EXPERIMENTS (261)
 DEMONSEED 7653                5   1  1    26       SWEORDMASTERS (138)
 HAIKU 7681                    2   1  0    24       MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GOD IS A WOMAN 7417           4   1  0    19       THE REVELATION (222)
-JAMMY 7603                    2   1  2    18       BEASTIE BOYS (560)
-NUMEROLOGISM 7419             2   3  0    17       THE REVELATION (222)
 OPEN 7688                     1   0  1    16       SWEORDMASTERS (138)
-BRASS MONKEY 7536             3   2  2    13       BEASTIE BOYS (560)
-HEADSNAPPER 6576              1   2  0    11       OF WOLF AND MAN (478)
 DEADLY BORE 7657              1   6  0     9       HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)
-TIME AND MONEY 7677           1   0  0     6       BEASTIE BOYS (560)
-SNAPPERHEAD 6561              0   4  0     6       OF WOLF AND MAN (478)
-TUNNEL VISION 7678            0   1  0     1       THE REVELATION (222)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
SLEN SNOTNOSE 549      0  1 0   1                   OPEN 7688             521 NONE    
JONNY BANANAS 7686     1  1 0 LAB EXPERIMENTS 261   HIGH ELF 564          521 NONE    
RUG ATHEIST 7673       0  1 0 MANNEQUIN'S BEST 537  JAMMY 7603            518 REVENGED
MARK OF THE BLES 7418  3  1 1 THE REVELATION 222    ROOKIE MANAGER 7639   518         
1112141791011 7687     0  1 0 SWEORDMASTERS 138     SHEWISH GIANT 566     521 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Hellacious -- That's an awkward neologism, you know. -- Haydan

2000 Yr. Old Man -- You, sir, are a FRAUD.  Great age in a golem means nothing, and
we can't even be sure that you are an old golem, just that you LOOK old.  Many golems
don't age, so you COULD be TWO years old, and just made with wrinkles, or something.
-- Bottle of Beer

Honest Jiles -- I believe there was an output error in that fight.  It outputted that
I lost, which can't be true.  I'm mean and Evil and I have glowing red eyes and I go
Bwa-ha-ha.  I'm SINISTER, dammit.  You're supposed to run screaming in fear whenever
you see me. -- Rookie Manager

Haiku -- We want to congratulate you on having shut up the Deadly Bore.  He thought
he had to cast his personal into the form of a haiku, and the syllable count did him
in.  We're hoping his catatonic trance lasts another two weeks. -- the rest of the
Homicidal Maniacs

20 April 2005
I have returned after a five-year absence.  I expect all tithes, gifts and bequeaths
to resume as normal. -- Magic Man

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

JONNY BANANAS was viciously butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
1112141791011 was dispatched by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
BRICK WALL was viciously subdued by SNAG in a 3 minute veteran's Title match.
HAYDAN was devastated by MESSIAH in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
HELLACIOUS demolished SILISA THE SNAKE in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
BOTTLE OF BEER was vanquished by HONEST JILES in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
MISCHIEVOUS IMP was overpowered by ROOKIE MANAGER in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
TERCERO ENCANTO overcame BLACK DEVIN in a 1 minute melee.
SPEEDWELL won victory over FIORENZE OF FRATSFA in a 1 minute duel.
HREOWAN lost to GRUNESH THE ORC in a 2 minute gruesome beginner's fight.
PRIMA DONNA savagely defeated MIME WORSHIPPER in a 2 minute brutal fight.
WISHFUL THINKING handily defeated BLACK DEVIN in a exciting 1 minute one-sided bout.
DEMONSEED savagely defeated DEADLY BORE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute competition.
JIMMY WONG demolished GRALL THE DESERTER in a 1 minute mismatched match.
HAIKU overpowered SLEN SNOTNOSE in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
OPEN assassinated SLEN SNOTNOSE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   0 -  0     100  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         LUNGING ATTACK    40 -  16 -  7      71  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -   6 -  3      63  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY       18 -  16 -  1      53  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -  16 -  2      43  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         BASHING ATTACK     6 -  10 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         WALL OF STEEL      6 -  13 -  1      32  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -  21 -  1      25  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         AIMED BLOW         1 -   7 -  0      13  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   3 -  0       0  |

Turn 521 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-STRIKE       1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  2         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         3  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  SNAG 6519                  10   8  0  100 OF WOLF AND MAN (478)
LUNGING ATTACK   HELLACIOUS 7541             9   1  0   92 MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)
TOTAL PARRY      BRICK WALL 7478            22  13  0   82 HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)
WALL OF STEEL    WISHFUL THINKING 7659       4   1  1   51 MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)
STRIKING ATTACK  TERCERO ENCANTO 7635        4   0  1   49 LAB EXPERIMENTS (261)
BASHING ATTACK   BOTTLE OF BEER 7620         6   5  0   45 HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)
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 
SNAG 6519.  The ten other most popular fighters were PRIMA DONNA 7682, DEMONSEED 
7653, HELLACIOUS 7541, ROOKIE MANAGER 7639, HREOWAN 7669, WISHFUL THINKING 7659, 
1112141791011 7687, MESSIAH 7607, HONEST JILES 7576, and TERCERO ENCANTO 7635.

The least popular fighter this week was DEADLY BORE 7657.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were HAYDAN 7356, OPEN 7688, JIMMY WONG 7674, MISCHIEVOUS IMP 7627, 
BOTTLE OF BEER 7620, BRICK WALL 7478, JONNY BANANAS 7686, HAIKU 7681, SPEEDWELL 7667, 
and TERCERO ENCANTO 7635.