DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/13/2005    Duedate: 06/25/2005

MORDANT ARENA

DM-1    TURN-524

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SNAG
OF WOLF AND MAN (478)
(1-6519) [13-8-0,128]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SNAG                           POSITION IS EMPTY
OF WOLF AND MAN (478)          
(1-6519) [13-8-0,128]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HAYDAN                         SNAG
HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)        OF WOLF AND MAN (478)
(1-7356) [13-43-1,83]          (1-6519) [13-8-0,128]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)     30
2. OF WOLF AND MAN (478)       10      OF WOLF AND MAN (478)
3. SWEORDMASTERS (138)          0      Unchartered Team
4. LAB EXPERIMENTS (261)        0
5. MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)       0      FORGOTTEN SOULS (377)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 SWEORDMASTERS (138)      364 356 46 50.6   1- 1 SWEORDMASTERS (138)       9  1 0
 2/ 2 OF WOLF AND MAN (478)     25  25  0 50.0   2/ 4 HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)   7  8 0
 3- 3 MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)   121 131 19 48.0   3- 2 LAB EXPERIMENTS (261)     5  4 1
 4- 4 LAB EXPERIMENTS (261)    280 316 29 47.0   4- 3 MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)    4  6 1
 5- 5 ARENA FELINES (559)        9  11  1 45.0   5/ 5 OF WOLF AND MAN (478)     3  0 0
 6/ 6 HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)  400 617 12 39.3   6- 6 ARENA FELINES (559)       1  1 1

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly MORDANT games.  Former top team SWEORDMASTERS was 
unseated this week as HOMICIDAL MANIACS moved up from 4th ranking to take the top 
spot with a 4-1-0 record for the round.  ROOKIE MANAGER caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested GRUNESH THE ORC and was awarded 17 
points in recognition.  Although BRICK WALL made a valiant effort, it did not suffice 
to topple the reign of victorious SNAG.  Heed this!  A seer has warned that if 
exactly 6 die in duels this week, the whole city shall perish!  Just remember...5 or 
7!   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers the 
miserable with fortune but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  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 we meet again, remember:  a turtle walks slow, hides head in a shell, and harms 
no one; a lion runs to slay its prey.-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SNAG 6519                    13   8  0   128       OF WOLF AND MAN (478)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HELLACIOUS 7541              10   2  0    98       MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRICK WALL 7478              24  14  0    90       HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)
 HAYDAN 7356                  13  43  1    83       HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)
-HONEST JILES 7576             6   1  0    78       LAB EXPERIMENTS (261)
-MESSIAH 7607                  9   3  3    77       MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LORD BLEEDS 6520              9   3  0    66       OF WOLF AND MAN (478)
-TERCERO ENCANTO 7635          5   1  1    66       LAB EXPERIMENTS (261)
 BOTTLE OF BEER 7620           8   6  0    57       HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)
-HREOWAN 7669                  4   1  0    57       SWEORDMASTERS (138)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DEMONSEED 7653                7   1  1    52       SWEORDMASTERS (138)
-PRIMA DONNA 7682              4   1  0    48       MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)
-MISCHIEVOUS IMP 7627          8   2  1    46       SWEORDMASTERS (138)
-HAIKU 7681                    4   1  1    46       MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)
 ROOKIE MANAGER 7639           6   6  1    45       HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)
-KRAZY KAT 7525                3   2  0    45       ARENA FELINES (559)
-SPEEDWELL 7667                4   1  0    41       LAB EXPERIMENTS (261)
-JIMMY WONG 7674               4   1  1    35       LAB EXPERIMENTS (261)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-OPEN 7688                     3   0  1    33       SWEORDMASTERS (138)
-WISHFUL THINKING 7659         4   3  1    25       MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LAP LOVER 7665                1   2  1    15       ARENA FELINES (559)
-BLACK CAT 7527                1   0  0    15       ARENA FELINES (559)
 DEADLY BORE 7657              2   8  0    14       HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)
-HEADSNAPPER 6576              1   2  0    11       OF WOLF AND MAN (478)
-DAEL 7696                     1   0  0    10       SWEORDMASTERS (138)
-SNAPPERHEAD 6561              0   4  0     6       OF WOLF AND MAN (478)
-TENDER VITTLES 7523           0   4  0     4       ARENA FELINES (559)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Tercero Encanto -- I don't think the Wall knows what to make of a lab experiment.  I
guess that by nature brick walls are, um, not at all experimental.  Very down-to-
earth, your average brick wall.  Besides, for some reason, the Wall seems upset with
you.  Like a fight is anything new?  Oh, well.  Channeling follows:
     Tercero Encanto -- Your attack upon my fabric is unjustified.  If the Mason had
intended that I be of chipped bricks, I would have been so designated on the Master
Plan and built OF chipped bricks.  Chipping my integral bricks after they have been
assembled and pronounced correct inclines toward the not-plumb (I think this means
something like "heresy." -- BoB).  It is a violation of the Building Code.  I had not
anticipated this from a Wooden (I think that means a "female." -- BoB), who should be
softer and more yielding than a Stone (A male, presumably. -- B), especially one who
is an associate of the radiantly symmetrical Swallowtail.  Do not make such attacks
again. -- Brick Wall
          channeled by Bottle of Beer

Hellacious -- Oh, so it was YOU who killed the houseplants!  I might have KNOWN. --
Haydan

Prima Donna -- You have no RIGHT to be taller than me!  And you shouldn't carry ON
like that.  Big warriors are supposed to LOSE a lot, you know! -- Rookie Manager
P.S.  Why aren't you a basher?

Wishful Thinking -- I see a lot of that, my dear.  It does look good on you, but is
unsuitable for arena wear.  How about trying it at a dancing bar? -- Bottle of Beer
P.S.  Beer isn't enough to make me unsteady on my feet.  You can dance with me quite
safely.

Open -- Hit the Deadly Bore HARDER.  He can still talk, or he could if we hadn't
stuffed an old sock in his mouth. -- Bottle of Beer

21 May 2005
Amendment for "Fratsfa's Quest for the Best!"
     Managers that have teams already established in Fratsfa need not have (3) three
warriors in the initiates.  FE will NOT be a factor.  Stables may be entered at any
time.  Just announce your stable in the p-ads.
     ***************************************************************************
     This in my invitation to all managers  who wish to prove their mettle against
managers from all over Alastari.  We have limited TP's in this contest to one a team
at a time.  We DO NOT want this contest to become a scum fest as many others have,
hence the Andorian arena.  Good luck to all who come to prove their skills.  "May
your enemies' blood flow freely" -- Dark Knight Toker, Desolate Empire Alliance

7 June 2005
I am in the process of moving house, and spotlight writing for the next two months
will be very hit-and-miss. -- the Scribe

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SNAG viciously subdued BRICK WALL in a 2 minute gruesome master's Title fight.
HAYDAN subdued TIEN-SHU OF GENRAI in a 2 minute one-sided melee.
BOTTLE OF BEER overpowered MONEYBAGS MEFRIN in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
ROOKIE MANAGER devastated GRUNESH THE ORC in a 1 minute brutal one-sided fight.
DEADLY BORE bested GRALL THE DESERTER in a 1 minute brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK    40 -  16 -  6      71  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         TOTAL PARRY       21 -  10 -  1      68  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   3 -  2      67  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   17 -  16 -  3      52  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -  18 -  1      38  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     6 -  11 -  1      35  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         WALL OF STEEL      7 -  16 -  1      30  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   3 -  0       0  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         AIMED BLOW         0 -   4 -  0       0  |

Turn 524 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  SNAG 6519                  13   8  0  128 OF WOLF AND MAN (478)
TOTAL PARRY      BRICK WALL 7478            24  14  0   90 HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)
BASHING ATTACK   BOTTLE OF BEER 7620         8   6  0   57 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 HAYDAN 7356, ROOKIE MANAGER 
7639, BOTTLE OF BEER 7620, DEADLY BORE 7657, BRICK WALL 7478,  0,  0,  0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was BRICK WALL 7478.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DEADLY BORE 7657, BOTTLE OF BEER 7620, ROOKIE MANAGER 7639, HAYDAN 
7356, SNAG 6519,  0,  0,  0,  0, and  0.