DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/17/2006    Duedate: 04/29/2006

MORDANT ARENA

DM-1    TURN-543

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MESSIAH
MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)
(1-7607) [17-3-3,150]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MESSIAH                        LAST REBEL
MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)         JGW PERISHABLE (409)
(1-7607) [17-3-3,150]          (1-5896) [4-2-0,42]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BELESARIUS                     MISCHIEVOUS IMP
ROMAN EMPIRE (531)             SWEORDMASTERS (138)
(1-7122) [20-23-1,84]          (1-7627) [17-4-2,98]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SWEORDMASTERS (138)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. LIVE FROM MOSCOW! (576)     58
2. DEATH'S DOOR (129)          42      LAME SUPERHEROES (516)
3. LAB EXPERIMENTS (261)       30      Unchartered Team
4. MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)      27
5. JGW PERISHABLE (409)        22      LIVE FROM MOSCOW! (576)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*LIVE FROM MOSCOW! (576)    4   1  0 80.0   1/ 1 SWEORDMASTERS (138)       9  4 0
 2/ 3 LAME SUPERHEROES (516)    13   6  2 68.4   2/ 3*DESOLATE TEMPLE (586)     8  7 2
 3- 4*SEA DOGS (575)             9   5  0 64.3   3/ 2 DEATH'S DOOR (129)        8  7 0
 4/ 1*AGENTS OF OSIRIS (587)     7   5  1 58.3   4/ 8*AGENTS OF OSIRIS (587)    7  5 1
 5/ 5 DEATH'S DOOR (129)        62  47  1 56.9   5/ 6 LAB EXPERIMENTS (261)     7  5 1
 6/ 2*DESOLATE TEMPLE (586)      8   7  2 53.3   6/ 9 MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)    6  3 1
 7/ 6 SWEORDMASTERS (138)      391 370 50 51.4   7/10 HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)   6  8 0
 8/ 7 MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)   146 144 22 50.3   8/ 4 WIND STORM (144)          5  7 0
 9/ 9 LETHAL HERITAGE (572)     24  24  2 50.0   9/11 ROMAN EMPIRE (531)        5  9 0
10- 8*JGW'S DARKNESS (574)      10  10  2 50.0  10/ 0*LIVE FROM MOSCOW! (576)   4  1 0
11/10 LAB EXPERIMENTS (261)    301 330 30 47.7  11/13 LETHAL HERITAGE (572)     3  2 0
12/11 ROMAN EMPIRE (531)       243 271 16 47.3  12- 5*SEA DOGS (575)            3  3 0
13-12*STEEL LEGION (581)        14  16  0 46.7  13-14*JGW'S ABSTRACT (573)      2  2 0
14/13 WIND STORM (144)         429 537 30 44.4  14/17*JGW PERISHABLE (409)      2  3 0
15/14 VORTEX (571)              17  22  2 43.6  15/15 VORTEX (571)              2  5 0
16/15 HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)  441 664 13 39.9  16- 7*JGW'S DARKNESS (574)      2  8 0
17/16 GUNS-N-ROSES (314)        55  95  9 36.7  17/20 LAME SUPERHEROES (516)    1  1 0
18/18*JGW PERISHABLE (409)       6  12  0 33.3  18-12*STEEL LEGION (581)        1  2 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19-17*JGW'S ABSTRACT (573)      11  23  0 32.4  19/16 GUNS-N-ROSES (314)        1  2 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

                                      "Avatar"
By Johans Johans, Sagamaster of the Desolate Empire and Bard to Archmage Wasby the
Great, Dark Knight of the D.E.

     The magic summoning circle pulsed with arcane power.  Wasby the Great would work
magic of epic proportions in calling upon the pit fiend Chareos to do his bidding.
He had never before tried this spell and was excited to feel the magic flow through
him, filling him with ecstasy.  He barred the door to his laboratory and looked upon
the magic circle with determination.  Wasby began to chant the words of power...

     He awoke lying on a warm marble floor.  Feigning unconsciousness, he tried to
gather himself.  The last thing he remembered was binding Chareos to his will when a
flash of red power had clobbered him.  The flash seemed to take the form of curving
horns.  Whatever had happened, one thing was certain.  Wasby knew he was no longer in
his laboratory.
     A voice boomed throughout the chamber, echoing with a force felt in his bones.
     "I know you're awake so stop pretending.  Rise and acknowledge me."
     Wasby climbed unsteadily to his feet and surveyed his surroundings.  He was in a
palace of gleaming white.  He spied a window and studied the terrain.  The land
looked barren and bleak, with a reddish tint that encompassed the land and sky.
After taking everything into his memory for escape, his eyes fell upon the speaker
who had commanded him.  He gasped in horror.
     The being in front of him resembled a minotaur, but had to be twenty feet tall!
Instead of the face of a bull, a face of exquisite beauty looked upon him.  Curving
black horns three feet in length swept out from its brow.  Wasby had never seen such
muscle development in any creature.  The end result conveyed the presence of such
power and malevolence that he almost fell to his knees.
     "Yes, recognize me for what I am," the mighty one said with a sneer.  "Look upon
all that I rule with awe and fear in your mortal heart.  Are you not impressed?"
     Wasby now noticed that shapes were materializing around him.  Devils of all
sorts appeared before his eyes and added to this were the cries of torment and
anguish that arose to fill his ears.  He realized in that instant where he was--the
underworld, land of the dead!  He also realized who stood before him.
     "Osiris, Lord of the Underworld, I bow before your power," Wasby said while
sweeping himself flat on the marble floor.
     "Yes, I thought you would, mortal," replied Osiris.  "Are you ready to feel the
touch of my torment and know true pain?"...

     Wasby leaned against the stone wall in his bedchamber, breathing heavily.  After
what seemed an eternity of torture, he had escaped!  He had broken free of his bonds
in a moment of chaos when a fallen solar had entered Osiris' throne room and tried to
lead an uprising.  He had made it outside the throne room and cast his word of recall
spell.  After being attended to by his aide Fredredo, he slept...

     The Dark Knights sat together in their warroom.  Located in the Desolate Empire
fortress outside of Fratsfa,  the Knights were glad to see Wasby alive.
     "It's been over four months.  I thought that we'd never see you again," said
Heathen.  "I had to talk Toker out of marshalling the forces of the Empire and
recalling Goat from his mission to use his magic to find you."
     "I still think we should've," replied Toker.
     "Well, I'm back now and o.k., so it's cool," Wasby said with a grin, "so I'll be
back to my usual tricks, not to mention--"  He stopped with a choked off breath.  The
other Dark Lords jumped to their feet and rushed to his side.
     Toker looked to Dok Sik for help.  "What's wrong with him?  Is he sick or
something?"
     "No," replied Dok Sik, who suffered from every malady known to man.  "If he was
sick or diseased I would have recognized it right away."
     Wasby looked up and spoke in an unfamiliar voice, gravelly and deep.
     "Not sick, but perfected.  There's nothing any of you can do.  He who you know
as Wasby the Great is now an avatar among you.  I am Osiris."

      * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ *

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 542): MESSIAH of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 425): GOLDEN SHARK of THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 550): FLAGPOLE PANTIES of FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 546): LEGALASS of THE SHALLOWSHIP (?, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 545): SAMANTHA FOX of PARTY ANIMALS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 549): JUSTIN of THE LADY'S LIST (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 546): WOOD CHUCK of EAGER BEAVERS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 541): QUO VADIS of QUBIT (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 532): FEAR of OF WOLF AND MAN II (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 531): ASYLUM of BLACKEST PRIDE (Ultraist, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 505): SPEKTER of KARNIVORZ (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 495): PAWS of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 219): HOT AIR DUCK of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 483): SU-CHI of WIND STORM (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 431): ZALGEI of DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 206): CHAOS WARRIOR of EYE OF THE STORM (Blackstorm, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 194): DUFF of ISLANDERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 380): JEFFRO of RIO VISTANS (Pauly, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 171): EAGLE KEYS of ANCIENT KNIGHTS (Brewmaster, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 424): BOB, ETERNAL of SANDS OF TIME from CLIFFHOME (The Muffin
                             Man, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 542): SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 425): THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 550): GAMES LIBRARY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 546): THE SHALLOWSHIP (?, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 545): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 549): WINGED LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 546): WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 541): QUBIT (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 532): SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 531): GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 505): OLD SCHOOL TOONS (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 495): U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 219): CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 483): none
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 431): AMAZON ELITE (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 206): MILLENIUM METAL (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 194): VINCERE AUT MORI (Dark Knight Toker, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 380): LEGION OF LEGEND (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 171): MILCHAMAH (Hammer, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 424): BLACK PRIMERS (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 542): HELLACIOUS of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 545): INGOLD KERR of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 544): NORLE PARTH of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 531): ODDLY SHAPED BOOB of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 531): ASYLUM of BLACKEST PRIDE (Ultraist, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 504): OLIVE OYL of OLD SCHOOL TOONS (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 494): GROUCHO of U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 483): SU-CHI of WIND STORM (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 431): ZALGEI of DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 206): VIKING RAIDER of SPARF! (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 193): SOUL SCOURGE of VILE REAVERS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
                          WIMPIRA of ISLANDERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (170): MAKKEH KILLER of MILCHAMAH (Hammer, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Well now, it seems as though I will remain here atop the rankings until I earn my
invitation to the Isle--which should come this turn whether I win or not.  I chose
not to participate in the Grand Tourney--I wasn't timed for it and Mannequin wants to
graduate me and bring in some new blood for the Olympiad.  There are too many of us
in the upper ranks and the majority of us are NOT tourney warriors.  We only chose to
send five warriors to the tourney from our three stables.  We have high hopes for a
couple of them but we will have to see how they fare.  Though this will be printed
after the tourney, good luck to all who chose to represent Mordant.  Do us proud!!

Messiah

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly MORDANT games.  Fortune did not smile upon JGW'S 
DARKNESS this time out who this turn suffered a fall into 16th position in the wake 
of a 0-0-0 round.  Warriors--remember that glory waits always around the corner!  
Witness how this week AGENTS OF OSIRIS went 2-3-0 to move up 4 in the rankings.  Did 
only my eyes note the 3-1-1 record which MANNEQUIN'S BEST managed to post this round? 
I don't doubt that such a record will draw challengers!  A new guild, LIVE FROM 
MOSCOW!, entered MORDANT with a clash this turn, showing off a 4-1-0 record.  Indeed, 
a worthy addition to the city guilds.  JIMMY WONG caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested CLODIUS AESOPUS and was awarded 19 
points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, LIEUTENANT WOREL put 
down LAN, causing him to lose 12 points of recognition in the process.  Not for 
nothing has MESSIAH in the past laid claim to the Duelmaster's throne, and this week 
he's proven his combat skill yet again.  Would you believe that over half of the old 
women in MORDANT seem to feel that they could fight better than you gladiators?   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In MORDANT "art" is a word that has 
long since passed from the language!  MORDANT, city of gladiators!  Mighty among the 
names of thy guilds is DESOLATE TEMPLE, a guild shunned and avoided by many in the 
weekly duels.  If you didn't look down dark alleys you'd have been hard pressed to 
find any of AGENTS OF OSIRIS last week.  Busy avoiding DESOLATE TEMPLE?  Loose talk 
at the arena has reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters 
are after COMICUS.  Watch your back!  A match that raised a few eyebrows at the games 
this week, it seems that KILL ME PLEASE posted a challenge against the more highly 
recognized NITE TRAIN.  The results, you ask?  Well, the firebrand KILL ME PLEASE 
beat NITE TRAIN.  Remember warriors, this is the discipline of steel.  I can not but 
mention with disdain the name of N'AZADAR who this week posted a challenge to a 
warrior a full 11 points below in the rankings.  I thought N'AZADAR showed great 
skill and promise when he bested CHINA BULL.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big 
deal!   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Strange what qualities come forth in the face of 
certain doom.  HELLACIOUS has the town astir with the news of hers Dark Arena 
victory!  I must report the passing of CLODIUS AESOPUS, veteran of many duels.  
9-11-0 final record His was not illustrious--but death plays no favorites.  Walk 
proud, warriors of ROMAN EMPIRE!  By striking down RACHE you have avenged the honor 
of your dead.  Your virtue is known to all in MORDANT.  Fate is a fickle mistress.  
She showers the miserable with fortune but sets enemies against the victorious.  
Remember this!   
     The girls are as pretty in MORDANT as ever I remembered them....and the fighters 
as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  Sadly warriors, now longer can I keep thy 
company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  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                  
 MESSIAH 7607                 17   3  3   150       MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TERCERO ENCANTO 7635         13   1  1   119       LAB EXPERIMENTS (261)
 KILL ME PLEASE 1721          16   6  0   103       DEATH'S DOOR (129)
 OLD FART 1723                15   7  0   102       DEATH'S DOOR (129)
 MISCHIEVOUS IMP 7627         17   4  2    98       SWEORDMASTERS (138)
 NITE TRAIN 6583              10  10  3    96       GUNS-N-ROSES (314)
 SPEEDWELL 7667               10   4  0    91       LAB EXPERIMENTS (261)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BELESARIUS 7122              20  23  1    84       ROMAN EMPIRE (531)
 OLD HAG 4086                  9   7  0    80       DEATH'S DOOR (129)
 JIMMY WONG 7674              10   3  2    78       LAB EXPERIMENTS (261)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CATIFF 7734                   5   1  0    66       LETHAL HERITAGE (572)
 DAEL 7696                     8   1  1    63       SWEORDMASTERS (138)
 BLACK PLAGUE 1720            10  12  0    62       DEATH'S DOOR (129)
-MY MICHELLE 6652              1   1  0    60       GUNS-N-ROSES (314)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROOKIE MANAGER 7639          11  20  1    54       HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)
 BRUJAH 7730                   7   3  1    54       LETHAL HERITAGE (572)
 KANDRIS 6612                 11  15  1    53       WIND STORM (144)
 STUPENDOUS MAN 6996           9   4  1    52       LAME SUPERHEROES (516)
 LAN 6724                      7  10  0    44       WIND STORM (144)
 SALAMANDER 7769               6   4  1    44       WIND STORM (144)
 LAST REBEL 5896               4   2  0    42       JGW PERISHABLE (409)
 BOOMER 7741                   9   4  0    41       WIND STORM (144)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WOEBEGONE 7795                3   3  0    32       SWEORDMASTERS (138)
 T.S. TALON VOLKSIE 7740       7   3  1    31       VORTEX (571)
-ROCKET QUEEN 6674             4   2  1    31       GUNS-N-ROSES (314)
 BEERIN BOTTLEMAN 7802         4   4  0    31       HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)
 N'AZADAR 7850                 3   0  0    31       DESOLATE TEMPLE (586)
-GANGREL 7733                  3   2  0    30       LETHAL HERITAGE (572)
-VENTRUE 7731                  2   1  0    28       LETHAL HERITAGE (572)
-COBALT 7784                   4   2  0    27       STEEL LEGION (581)
-GOLD 7787                     4   0  0    27       STEEL LEGION (581)
-TUNGSTEN 7788                 4   4  0    26       STEEL LEGION (581)
-REDBEARD 7728                 3   1  0    26       SEA DOGS (575)
 DECADO 7857                   2   1  0    26       AGENTS OF OSIRIS (587)
-BASKET CASE 7722              3   1  0    25       JGW'S DARKNESS (574)
-SWEET CHILD 6687              3   0  0    25       GUNS-N-ROSES (314)
-SQUIRREL NUT 7793             2   0  0    24       MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DURBAN POISON 7716            4   3  0    23       JGW'S ABSTRACT (573)
-PATIENCE 6716                 2   0  1    23       GUNS-N-ROSES (314)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BALLAST 7727                  2   0  0    23       SEA DOGS (575)
 RACHE 7856                    1   1  1    23       AGENTS OF OSIRIS (587)
 ENURAM 7851                   2   1  2    22       DESOLATE TEMPLE (586)
 FENDER BENDER 7859            2   1  0    22       HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)
-T.S. POISON IVY 7737          4   4  0    20       VORTEX (571)
-MAKESHIFT ANCHOR 7724         3   1  0    20       SEA DOGS (575)
 COMICUS 7207                  4   2  0    18       ROMAN EMPIRE (531)
-MALKAVIAN 7732                1   3  0    18       LETHAL HERITAGE (572)
-TURTLE POWER 7714             3   4  0    17       JGW'S ABSTRACT (573)
 BELY MEDVED 7751              1   0  0    15       LIVE FROM MOSCOW! (576)
 HUNGRY DUCK 7749              1   0  0    15       LIVE FROM MOSCOW! (576)
-OVERLORD 7719                 2   2  0    14       JGW'S DARKNESS (574)
 CONNAVAR 7858                 2   1  0    14       AGENTS OF OSIRIS (587)
 RANDOM MANIAC 7800            2   6  1    13       HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)
 RELLIK 7852                   2   1  0    13       DESOLATE TEMPLE (586)
-EARLY MISTY 7717              1   6  0    13       JGW'S ABSTRACT (573)
 PROPAGANDA 7747               1   0  0    13       LIVE FROM MOSCOW! (576)
-DEATH'S ESCORT 7720           2   2  1    11       JGW'S DARKNESS (574)
-CROW'S NEST GUY 7726          1   0  0    11       SEA DOGS (575)
-TARMON GAI'DON 7789           1   0  0    11       WIND STORM (144)
 113151717183 7890             1   0  0    10       MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)
 LOST SOUL 7868                1   0  0    10       JGW PERISHABLE (409)
 CALIS 7849                    1   2  0     9       DESOLATE TEMPLE (586)
 KAZACH 7853                   0   3  0     9       DESOLATE TEMPLE (586)
 ZIMA 7750                     0   1  0     9       LIVE FROM MOSCOW! (576)
 LARRY KING 7893               1   0  0     7       DEATH'S DOOR (129)
 FROZEN ROPE 7841              0   1  0     7       MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)
-BLACKENED 7721                1   3  0     6       JGW'S DARKNESS (574)
 TARAS BULBA 7748              1   0  0     6       LIVE FROM MOSCOW! (576)
-CRYSTAL 7869                  1   0  0     6       JGW'S ABSTRACT (573)
 BELTZER 7854                  1   1  0     6       AGENTS OF OSIRIS (587)
-HORTATOR 7791                 0   2  0     6       SEA DOGS (575)
 CHINA BULL 7873               1   1  0     5       HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)
 VERMILION 7823                1   1  0     4       JGW PERISHABLE (409)
 DANYAL 7855                   1   1  0     4       AGENTS OF OSIRIS (587)
 PURPLE HAZE 7827              0   2  0     2       JGW PERISHABLE (409)
 PLOTIUS NERVA 7894            0   1  0     1       ROMAN EMPIRE (531)
 DRIVEL 7867                   0   1  0     1       JGW PERISHABLE (409)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
UNDEAD WARRIOR 572     0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          HELLACIOUS 7541       543 NONE    
MADDENED BELLHOP 7801  3  2 0 HOMICIDAL MANIACS 121 DEATH'S ESCORT 7720   540         
LORD DOOM 7723         2  2 1 JGW'S DARKNESS 574    ENURAM 7851           542         
991417101411 7891      0  1 0 LAB EXPERIMENTS 261   THE AMAZON 570        543 NONE    
HAIKU 7681             8  4 3 MANNEQUIN'S BEST 537  NITE TRAIN 6583       539 REVENGED
CLODIUS AESOPUS 7116   9 11 0 ROMAN EMPIRE 531      JIMMY WONG 7674       543         
QUINTUS 7822           1  3 0 ROMAN EMPIRE 531      RACHE 7856            542 JUST REV
17414917185 7892       0  1 0 SWEORDMASTERS 138     BLACK ORC 565         543 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Rookie Manager -- Mock you?  Mock YOU?  MOCK you?  MOCK YOU? -- Catiff

Rookie Manager -- Appreciate you?  Appreciate YOU?  APPRECIATE you?  APPRECIATE YOU?
-- Lan *evil grin*
p.s.  Sorry, couldn't resist.  Okay, I didn't try to resist, but still....

Random Maniac -- Then I shall endeavor to provide you with pain from my efforts, so
you can become stronger. -- Salamander

Beerin Bottleman -- Agreed.  Now.  What were we talking about again? *confused look*
-- Boomer

Beerin Bottleman -- Yes, yes.  I know how to fight with a beer bottle.  However,
there are a few instances where it is inappropriate to start a fight.  Such as when
you are the only one in the bar at the time. -- Catiff

Beerin Bottleman -- What is the initiation to this esteemed organization? -- Tarmon
Gai'don, CLTMB applicant

Toker -- The Desolate Empire Alliance is entered! -- Lord Xiang

Toker -- Excellent!  I need to know who soon.  Late arrivals are not allowed. -- Lord
Xiang

Hellacious -- Congrats on your invite!!  Good luck in the tourney as an Immortal! --
Lord Xiang

Old Fart -- Damn!  I need to get me one of those air fresheners for next time I fight
you! -- Kandris

Old Hag -- A witch!  BURN HER!  BURN HER! -- Lan

(How do you know she's a witch? -- Lord Xiang)
(She turned me into a newt! -- Lan)
(A newt? -- Lord Xiang)
(I got bettah! -- Lan)

Dael -- Bah!  I can't get no...sa-tis-fac-tion. -- TS Talon Volksie

Basket Case -- Bet you didn't think you'd see me do THAT, now did ya? -- Brujah

Stupendous Man -- Perhaps next time, my friend. -- Salamander

Redbeard -- I don't think it was luck that I won.  Do you? -- Boomer

JGW -- I am sorry to hear about your loss.  I hope that the RUGs were kind. -- Lord
Xiang

Seraphim -- Hope you start speaking soon.  You need to get in practice for the TOGS
contest.  You're outta shape for writing personals. -- Lord Xiang

Dameon Darkheart -- If all goes well, you should be here this turn, or next.  Either
way, your absence has been sorely missed. -- Lord Xiang

Mannequin -- Are you EVER going to give up ruling this arena?  Holy cow! *grin* --
Lord Xiang

All -- Live from Moscow declares for the Olympics! -- Huckle Cat, manager

Clodius Aesopus -- It's a strange thing about names.  I hear someone say yours, and I
think, "That man's got a cold in his head."  And I hope YOU catch it from him. --
Rookie Manager
P.S.  You have all the luck.  Damn, I TOLD Nick he should let me fight your style,
but did he listen?  No, of course not!  When everyone KNOWS it would have been
better, I mean, it's just the way things are!  The BEST managers all SAY so.

Early Misty -- Ah, fog!  I LOVE fog.  It's so easy to go creeping around in a fog and
GET people when they walk past not even knowing I'm THERE.  I just love it.  Fog doth
make victims of you all. -- Random Maniac

Durban Poison -- I didn't know you were allowed to use poisoned weapons in the arena.
Do you suppose if I were to put lead paint on my fenders, I could get away with it?
Would it work fast enough? -- Fender Bender

Turtle Power -- Ah, a half-elf.  Always a screwy bunch, the half-elves.  Comes of
being stuck as neither one thing or another.  Too bad.  But hang in there, believe
yourself a turtle if that's what works for you, and all may yet come out well.  You
never know. -- Beerin Bottleman

Kazach -- I was hoping you'd have a glass jaw.  My specialty is china, of course, but
glass is also fun. -- China Bull

Xiang -- That isn't the way it works, if you want to be sure to get good personals in
the arena during the contest.  Read the rules for (shudder) Togs sometime. -- Nick
P.S.  But don't emulate Togs--not the spotlights.  That would make Our Editor SOOO
mad!
P.P.S.  I may shut down during the contest.  I mostly don't do contests.  So don't
count on me to be talking then.

Catiff -- You KNAVEL! -- Rookie Manager
P.S.  I WOULD advance to the Big Leagues, except that Nick just won't DO anything
about my training.

Ed. -- Yes, exactly! -- Rookie Manager

     Glad to have that cleared up! -- Ed.

Toker -- Thanks.  I do get tired of talking to the echo.  It never has anything new
to say. -- Nick

All/Lord Xiang -- Count us in for the Olympics. My team name was incorrectly spelled,
but hopefully will be changed this turn.  It should be Agents of Osiris (587). --
Osiris, Dark Knight of the Desolate Empire

All -- The Agents of Osiris are here to represent the Desolate Empire to the best of
our abilities. -- Dark Knight Osiris

Dark Knight Toker -- Not a bad start, but I expect the competition to be of the
highest caliber, so let's be vigilant. -- Dark Knight Osiris
P.S.  Don't you think I'm much better than that weakling Wasby?

Toker -- It's me, Wasby, I can't regain control long.  You've got to help me take my
body back bef...aagh!...

Frost -- I admire and respect your courage.  I must say those were some nice punches.
-- Barrenblade Connavar

Crystal -- Ouch.  I'll pass on another pummeling like that again. -- Barrenblade
Beltzer

Overlord -- You handled that, liked your backups! -- Calis, Barren Blade

China Bull -- I got beat by a China Bull!  Of all the things to lose to!  Damn, but
this Dwarf is not HAPPY! -- Kazach, Barren Blade

Comicus -- You almost had me there!  Good fight.  At least I can write my name now.
-- Rellik, Barren Blade

Lord Doom (ghost of) -- Your death was not intentional; however, it wasn't avoided
either.  Good luck in the afterlife.  Who knows, I might be there with you soon
enough.  Live by the sword, die by the sword! -- Enuram, Barren Blade of the Desolate
Temple (586)
P.S.  I won't be avoiding and figured if you sent someone it would be Basket Case.
Even though I don't know his style, I'll be ready!!!

Death's Escort -- Good fight.  I really enjoyed it!  I wish I could have sacrificed
your soul upon the altar of the Desolate Temple like your brother, Lord Doom's, was!
-- N'azudar, Barren Blade of the Desolate Temple and member of the Desolate Empire
Alliance

Osiris -- I know you've invaded my brother Wasby's body and I will do everything I
can to return him and expel your essence back to the underworld.  However, I have one
question; how is it that the ALL POWERFUL OSIRIS allows his team to be named Agents
of Isiris.  Did Isis take your, em...uh...Godhood, so to speak? -- Dark Knight Toker,
mgr. Desolate Temple (586) Desolate Empire Alliance

Good luck to all in the Mailer. -- Toker

Lady Protector Hellacious -- Ah...please accept our congratulations and go to the
Isle with our best wishes. -- Allech Rabo, Her Majesty's Herald
P.S.  You don't want "lands" here, trust me on this.

24 March 2006
A few notes about e-mailed personals:

You may submit personal ads, columns, spotlights, etc. electronically, either via e-
mail to ads at reality dot com (which doesn't need any more spam, thank you) or on
the web at http://www.reality.com/duel2/modules.php?name=Ads.  When you submit
something, you should get back a receipt from HAL at RSI.  If you do NOT get a
receipt, your ads may have gone astray (not all e-mail makes it to its destination
any more than all snail mail does).  If you DO get a receipt, it should, in the body
of the message, tell you what arena your stuff was filed in.  Check your receipt to
make sure your submission made it to the intended destination.  Also check to see
that everything you sent made it to the same place.  Sometimes HAL, who is rather
simple-minded in some ways, will send half your stuff to another arena if the name
or number of that arena shows up at the beginning of a line.  So if the word Ti
appears at the beginning of a line halfway through your ads, all the ads after that
may end up in Ti, which is closed and doesn't need ads.  As a side note, sometimes
things move slowly, so don't wait until the last minute to send your ads and all.
If they get held up along the way, they may not show up until next turn.  Happy
writing! -- Ed.

28 March 2006
We of the Desolate Empire Alliance want to welcome two managers to our fold.  Kon of
the Empire Rising, and Osiris!  May they be blessed with the blood of their enemies,
and give no quarter in War! -- Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire

11 April 2006
To all those lookin' for some easy pickins:  I, Elfwine, manager of The Shallowship,
the most feared team in all of Jhelum, invite all who seek wide open spaces for pubs
and other such establishments of limited debauchery, to visit this deserted city and
help me clear up some of the dust.  I'm just about ready to have my guys face off
against each other to get some new action.  Guess I'd better join a tournament or
something...hmmmm, there's a thought.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

HELLACIOUS viciously butchered UNDEAD WARRIOR in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
17414917185 was killed by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
991417101411 was slain by THE AMAZON in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena duel.
BELESARIUS bested RACHE in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud fight.
KILL ME PLEASE narrowly defeated NITE TRAIN in a 4 minute Challenge competition.
SPEEDWELL was bested by OLD FART in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Challenge match.
JIMMY WONG easily killed CLODIUS AESOPUS in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
BLACK PLAGUE vanquished ROOKIE MANAGER in a 1 minute gory uneven Challenge duel.
STUPENDOUS MAN vanquished WOEBEGONE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
LAST REBEL overpowered ENURAM in a 1 minute uneven Challenge match.
RELLIK was savagely defeated by FENDER BENDER in a exciting 7 minute Challenge fight.
N'AZADAR devastated CHINA BULL in a exciting 1 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.
CONNAVAR was savagely defeated by BEERIN BOTTLEMAN in a 3 minute gory Challenge brawl.
PURPLE HAZE was handily defeated by COMICUS in a 1 minute Challenge conflict.
MESSIAH vanquished OLD HAG in a 1 minute mismatched Title bout.
MISCHIEVOUS IMP outwaited M. CHARDINEE in a exciting 7 minute fray.
TERCERO ENCANTO devastated TIEN-SHU OF GENRAI in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
KANDRIS was defeated by DAEL in a 1 minute bout.
LAN was luckily beaten by LIEUTENANT WOREL in a 2 minute brutal bout.
SALAMANDER was narrowly defeated by BLACK DEVIN in a 2 minute bloody fight.
BRUJAH devastated MONEYBAGS MEFRIN in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
BOOMER outlasted GRUNESH THE ORC in a 12 minute gruesome veteran vs. novice duel.
T.S. TALON VOLKSIE vanquished KAZACH in a 1 minute mismatched fray.
DECADO overpowered RANDOM MANIAC in a 1 minute one-sided match.
VERMILION was overpowered by HUNGRY DUCK in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
CALIS was defeated by LARRY KING in a popular 5 minute novice's duel.
BELTZER luckily beat FROZEN ROPE in a 3 minute gruesome novice's melee.
DANYAL was handily defeated by BELY MEDVED in a 1 minute uneven bout.
ZIMA was overpowered by LOST SOUL in a 1 minute uneven competition.
DRIVEL was savagely defeated by TARAS BULBA in a 4 minute gruesome novice's fight.
113151717183 handily defeated PLOTIUS NERVA in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
PROPAGANDA demolished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  12         TOTAL PARRY       36 -  22 -  1      62  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    8         LUNGING ATTACK    66 -  43 -  6      61  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   7         AIMED BLOW        18 -  16 -  0      53  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      6         WALL OF STEEL     25 -  23 -  1      52  |
|AIMED BLOW                       6         PARRY-STRIKE      14 -  18 -  0      44  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         STRIKING ATTACK   24 -  33 -  2      42  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         SLASHING ATTACK   18 -  29 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         BASHING ATTACK    25 -  44 -  5      36  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -  14 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 543 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-LUNGE        1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  3         3  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     9 -  3     AIMED BLOW         2 -  4         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        4 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     2 -  5         2  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      5 -  3     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  4         2  PARRY-STRIKE   
PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   MESSIAH 7607               17   3  3  150 MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)
STRIKING ATTACK  TERCERO ENCANTO 7635       13   1  1  119 LAB EXPERIMENTS (261)
WALL OF STEEL    KILL ME PLEASE 1721        16   6  0  103 DEATH'S DOOR (129)
PARRY-STRIKE     OLD FART 1723              15   7  0  102 DEATH'S DOOR (129)
TOTAL PARRY      MISCHIEVOUS IMP 7627       17   4  2   98 SWEORDMASTERS (138)
BASHING ATTACK   BRUJAH 7730                 7   3  1   54 LETHAL HERITAGE (572)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BELESARIUS 7122.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was MISCHIEVOUS IMP 7627.  The ten other most popular fighters were NITE TRAIN 6583, 
CALIS 7849, SPEEDWELL 7667, FENDER BENDER 7859, KILL ME PLEASE 1721, OLD FART 1723, 
FROZEN ROPE 7841, TARAS BULBA 7748, BEERIN BOTTLEMAN 7802, and LAN 6724.

The least popular fighter this week was BOOMER 7741.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were RELLIK 7852, DRIVEL 7867, PLOTIUS NERVA 7894, ZIMA 7750, DANYAL 7855, 
LARRY KING 7893, VERMILION 7823, RANDOM MANIAC 7800, KAZACH 7853, and KANDRIS 6612.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

MESSIAH (1-7607) MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

HELLACIOUS (1-7541) MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)