DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/27/2006    Duedate: 03/11/2006

NIANIA ARENA

DM-2    TURN-424

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GOLDEN SHARK
THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
(2-5338) [16-5-1,93]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GOLDEN SHARK                   POSITION IS EMPTY
THE GOLDEN FISH (147)          
(2-5338) [16-5-1,93]           

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MELLISANDE                     MARI COY
THE GOLDEN FISH (147)          THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
(2-5332) [14-11-1,80]          (2-5342) [11-6-0,51]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE GOLDEN FISH (147)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ARENA FELINES (622)         21
2. THE GOLDEN FISH (147)        5      ARENA FELINES (622)
3. INQUISITION SL5 (631)        0      Unchartered Team
4. WIND STORM (465)             0
5. SEA DOGS (633)               0      ICK (634)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*INQUISITION SL5 (631)     14   4  1 77.8   1/ 1 THE GOLDEN FISH (147)     8  7 0
 2/ 2 ARENA FELINES (622)       26   8  1 76.5   2- 2*INQUISITION SL5 (631)     2  0 0
 3/ 3 THE GOLDEN FISH (147)    436 618 12 41.4   3/ 3 ARENA FELINES (622)       1  0 0
 4- 4*WIND STORM (465)           1   3  0 25.0   4- 4*WIND STORM (465)          1  3 0
 5- 5*SEA DOGS (633)             1   4  0 20.0   5- 5*SEA DOGS (633)            1  4 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 538): HELLACIOUS of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 423): GOLDEN SHARK of THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 546): BLACK WIDOW of MISTRESS 4 XMAS (Angus, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 542): SCANDALF of THE SHALLOWSHIP (?, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 541): INGOLD KERR of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 545): HOMOCULOUS of DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 543): PINK NOSE of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 537): QUIP of QUBIT (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 529): ODDLY SHAPED BOOB of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 528): ADDUCTOR MAGNUS of MUSCLE MEN (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 502): OTIS THE DRUNK of OLD SCHOOL TOONS (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 492): WALDO of BOY O'S (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 217): MATT RISIDE of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 479): SU-CHI of WIND STORM (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 428): ZALGEI of DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 204): SILVERBOLT of RUNNING AMOK (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 192): SOUL SCOURGE of VILE REAVERS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 376): DIO of MIDGETS (Ganolus Oakleaf, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 169): MAKKEH KILLER of MILCHAMAH (Hammer, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 421): MAHI MAHI of BIG MEAN FISH from TALCAMA (Big Wave Dave)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 538): MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 423): THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 546): FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 542): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 541): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 545): THE LADY'S LIST (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 543): IMPORTED FOOTBALLERS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 537): SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 529): WASTELAND (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 528): D.R.I. (Var, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 502): ACT OF MALICE (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 492): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 217): CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 479): DELVERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 428): RONIN (Rosebud, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 204): OF WOLF AND MAN (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 192): CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 376): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 169): MILCHAMAH (Hammer, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 421): BLACK PRIMERS, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 541): HAPPY CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 543): TURTLEFACE of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 528): BACK JUICE of WASTELAND (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 502): OTIS THE DRUNK of OLD SCHOOL TOONS (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 204): SILVERBOLT of RUNNING AMOK (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 376): DIO of MIDGETS (Ganolus Oakleaf, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Obviously we could not have the Kung-Fu Master, an ORC, as Duel2Dude.  So I had
to step in and do my best for poor old Niania Arena.  It was a sacrifice, but I made
it.  No, no, I need no applause, just throw money.

                                    Golden Shark

P.S.  When you note that the arena steward doesn't allow him to carry weapons, well,
you have to wonder what he KNOWS about this alleged Kung-Fu Orc.

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster, back to give you this week's Spy Report.  Sit 
back in your seats and we'll have more fun than a barrel of Zontanis.  Hey everybody, 
watch out for MELLISANDE, who flew up 12 points in the rankings after mashing VETERAN 
MERCENARY like a melon.  Keep your eye on this gal.  And falling like a basher in the 
top ten was SPIKE MCGOLD, who dropped 6 points after a disappointing (to say the 
least) bout with VETERAN MERCENARY.  Going for the gusto and coming up with aught but 
bloody knuckles was NIANIA's INSURANCE SALESMAN, who was turned away from the 
Duelmastership by GOLDEN SHARK.  Advice to bashers--never force anything, just get a 
bigger halberd!   
     Here is other news that is of note.  Well dang howdy, but if challenges were 
votes, MARI COY would be president.  Although it may be a contest she doesn't want to 
win.  In a touching display by a 'touched' warrior, CATSUP went after MARI COY, who 
was higher by 25 points.  Well, when the dust settled, CATSUP overcame MARI COY.   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  Here's some advice:  warriors 
with little wit and will may encounter problems on the trail to the Isle.   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in NIANIA have no 
sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  Okay, so I may not be the 
world's best comedian, but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  See ya 
next time I'm on this circuit!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOLDEN SHARK 5338            16   5  1    93       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-THE SHOCKER 5356              8   1  1   109       INQUISITION SL5 (631)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MELLISANDE 5332              14  11  1    80       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CATSUP 5280                   7   2  0    61       ARENA FELINES (622)
 SPIKE MCGOLD 5318            15  13  0    58       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MARI COY 5342                11   6  0    51       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
-SHOCKING 5352                 6   3  0    51       INQUISITION SL5 (631)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MARETHA 5370                  5   1  0    31       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BELLE 3946                    0   1  0    21       WIND STORM (465)
-SCURVY LAD 5366               1   0  0    19       SEA DOGS (633)
-CRASH N BURN 5368             1   0  0    13       WIND STORM (465)
-SMITTEN KITTEN 5371           1   1  0    11       ARENA FELINES (622)
-GREYBEARD 5365                0   1  0     5       SEA DOGS (633)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

One Armed Bandit -- Think we had the same idea?  *evil grin* -- Lord Xiang

Scurvy Lad -- I think we both registered with the Commission on the same day.  *grin*
-- Crash N Burn

Dear Venomous Concubine,
     If you want to escape, to leave the arena forever, I will help.
          Mellisande
P.S.  I would like so much NOT to meet you on the sands again.  It's depressing.
P.P.S.  I may look into venom for myself, too.

Do you suppose they're training up the Captured Orc to become a Kung-Fu Orc when
there is a vacancy in that position?  It makes me nervous just thinking about that
possibility.  Down with orcs! -- Mari Coy
P.S.  Not that have anything against orcs, as such, but better to stay on the right
side of the Shark, you know.

If I was six-foot-two and called a dwarf, I'd probably become a dangerous criminal,
too!  It'd be better if the Commission just admitted that it has no sense of humor.
Pretending doesn't work. -- Spike McGold

Greybeard -- If this is your "retirement plan" from being a dog of the sea, I think
you should demand a refund.  A dog's life would be better. -- Maretha

Golden Shark -- I invite you into the alley of your choice, and we'll see who
emerges, eh? -- Seef Haraine, Venomous Concubine of Niania

30 January 2006
We of the Desolate Empire Alliance want to announce with glad hearts that Heathen
Hatebred is no longer just a friend, but also an alliance-mate.  Heathen brings a lot
with him to our alliance.  His experience, talent, and loyalty will be a great
benefit to us all.  Welcome Heathen; may all our enemies' blood continue to flow
freely! -- Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire

22 February 2006
The Olympics have arrived!

The Mordanti Olympics, having been gone for six years, have returned to the Mordanti
Alliance, sponsored by Amicitia Primoris.  Teams have competed against each other for
recognition and notoriety four times in the past.  It is far past time for the fifth
Mordanti Olympics to be held.  The Mordanti Olympics shall be held in the Mordant
arena (DM-1) from May 1st (T544) through Oct 30 (T557).  There will be a
'registration period' lasting until T543, where teams will be allowed to register by
activating in Mordant and declaring their participation in the personals.  Rules will
be posted in the Mordant arena (DM-1) newsletter no later than T543, but shall be
available online before then.  An announcement will be made as to where they will be
posted.  Prizes will be awarded to the winners.

Lord Xiang
Amicitia Primoris
amicitia@gwi.net
http://amicitiaprimoris.gotdns.com

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CATSUP bested MARI COY in a crowd pleasing 4 minute Challenge fight.
GOLDEN SHARK vanquished INSURANCE SALESMAN in a 1 minute uneven Title battle.
MELLISANDE savagely defeated VETERAN MERCENARY in a 3 minute gruesome fight.
SPIKE MCGOLD was devastated by VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
MARETHA overpowered OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute mismatched match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         LUNGING ATTACK     1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   2 -  0      75  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         AIMED BLOW        18 -  10 -  0      64  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   4 -  1      64  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -   5 -  1      62  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         TOTAL PARRY        3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   7 -  0      42  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 424 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       GOLDEN SHARK 5338          16   5  1   93 THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    MELLISANDE 5332            14  11  1   80 THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
TOTAL PARRY      CATSUP 5280                 7   2  0   61 ARENA FELINES (622)
BASHING ATTACK   SPIKE MCGOLD 5318          15  13  0   58 THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
WALL OF STEEL    MARI COY 5342              11   6  0   51 THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MELLISANDE 5332.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was MARI COY 5342.  The ten other most popular fighters were MELLISANDE 5332, CATSUP 
5280, GOLDEN SHARK 5338, MARETHA 5370, SPIKE MCGOLD 5318,  0,  0,  0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was SPIKE MCGOLD 5318.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were MARETHA 5370, GOLDEN SHARK 5338, CATSUP 5280, MELLISANDE 5332, 
MARI COY 5342,  0,  0,  0,  0, and  0.