DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/05/2006    Duedate: 06/17/2006

NIANIA ARENA

DM-2    TURN-430

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

THE SHOCKER
INQUISITION SL5 (631)
(2-5356) [11-2-1,101]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

THE SHOCKER                    SWITZER'S
INQUISITION SL5 (631)          OUT THE WINDOW (630)
(2-5356) [11-2-1,101]          (2-5350) [2-1-0,17]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MELLISANDE                     MARI COY
THE GOLDEN FISH (147)          THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
(2-5332) [17-14-1,80]          (2-5342) [15-8-0,77]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE GOLDEN FISH (147)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. INQUISITION SL5 (631)       42
2. OUT THE WINDOW (630)        11      INQUISITION SL5 (631)
3. OF WOLF AND MAN 6 (530)      0      Unchartered Team
4. SEA DOGS (633)               0
5. THE GOLDEN FISH (147)      -13      OUT THE WINDOW (630)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 INQUISITION SL5 (631)     21   8  1 72.4   1/ 1 THE GOLDEN FISH (147)     8  6 0
 2- 1 OF WOLF AND MAN 6 (530)   20   8  1 71.4   2/ 3 INQUISITION SL5 (631)     4  4 0
 3/ 3*OUT THE WINDOW (630)       6   4  0 60.0   3- 4 OF WOLF AND MAN 6 (530)   2  0 0
 4/ 4 THE GOLDEN FISH (147)    454 629 12 41.9   4/ 2*OUT THE WINDOW (630)      2  3 0
 5- 5*SEA DOGS (633)             2   4  0 33.3   5- 5*SEA DOGS (633)            1  0 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 545): TERCERO ENCANTO of LAB EXPERIMENTS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 429): MARETHA of THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 553): FLAGPOLE PANTIES of FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 549): SERILIA of BLADES OF MIST (Lord Andarus, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 548): IAN of I HEART BALLS (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 552): HOBBLED of DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 550): UMBRELLA MAN of BEACH BABES (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 544): QUO VADIS of QUBIT (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 536): LOAF of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 535): TUSK of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 509): CLOVER of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 499): ZIPPO of U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 221): SKULK of CHEAP SHOTS (Cheap Shots Management, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 486): FOUR OF SPADES of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 435): GRANDMASTER of RONIN (Rosebud, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 207): CHAOS WARRIOR of EYE OF THE STORM (Blackstorm, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 195): I MOTHER EARTH of CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 383): HOLLY MACKEREL of FISH MONGERS (Ghoti, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 173): MADKAWRAW'S LAW of MILCHAMAH (Hammer, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 428): ONE A DAY of MY DRUGS from SYVYN'S HILL (The Muffin Man)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 545): LIVE FROM MOSCOW! (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 429): THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 553): FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 549): THE SHALLOWSHIP (Elfwine, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 548): PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 552): WINGED LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 550): BEACH BABES (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 544): QUBIT (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 536): SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 535): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 509): BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 499): JINDA-BAN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 221): THE MIDDLE WAY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 486): DELVERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 435): RONIN (Rosebud, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 207): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jinda, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 195): HANGOVERS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 383): RIO VISTANS (Pauly, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 173): OUTLAWS (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 428): BLACK PRIMERS (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 544): OLD FART of DEATH'S DOOR (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 428): GOLDEN SHARK of THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 547): MOUSE DAVIS of PARTY ANIMALS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 549): DIKEMBE MUTUMBO of UNDER JOLLY ROGER (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 536): LOAF of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
                            ARMPIT CANDY of STREET PIZZA (TUM, mgr.)
                            PLANKWALKER of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 509): CLOVER of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 435): GRANDMASTER of RONIN (Rosebud, mgr.)
                 (turn 434): WILLIE MCGEE of ALL-UGLY TEAM (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 206): VIKING RAIDER of SPARF! (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 382): MIPPLE of RIO VISTANS (Pauly, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

      Well, THAT was shocking!  I certainly never expected to defeat The Shocker.
But it WAS fun.

                                       Maretha

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, friends and fiends, welcome to your friendly neighborhood spyreport.  
I doubt NIANIA will ever be the same.  And let's see, SHOCKING fought SPIKE MCGOLD 
and gained 20 points and contributed to INQUISITION SL5's 2-0-0.  SPIKE MCGOLD has 
lost to SHOCKING, falling 15 points, while helping make THE GOLDEN FISH a 2-2-0 turn. 
We should ask THE SHOCKER about the thrill of victory, and what being the new 
Duelmaster does for a warrior, she's now the one to ask.  Tell me, is nothing sacred? 
I have heard from unimpeachable sources that Jim's Tap Room uses trolls in their 
stew.  Talk about gristle!   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  We'd like to remind certain teams not to rob the graves of their enemies.  
You know who you are; and it's considered rude.   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  Well, I'm burning daylight here in NIANIA and I've a long road ahead of 
me.  Happy Trails.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to paper-- Alarond the 
Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE SHOCKER 5356             11   2  1   101       INQUISITION SL5 (631)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHOCKING 5352                10   4  0    99       INQUISITION SL5 (631)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MARETHA 5370                 10   2  0    86       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
 MELLISANDE 5332              17  14  1    80       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
 SPIKE MCGOLD 5318            18  16  0    77       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
 MARI COY 5342                15   8  0    77       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SCURVY LAD 5366               2   0  0    29       SEA DOGS (633)
-KAZAMON 4540                  2   0  0    26       OF WOLF AND MAN 6 (530)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-4 BRIDGES 5347                1   2  0    19       OUT THE WINDOW (630)
 SWITZER'S 5350                2   1  0    17       OUT THE WINDOW (630)
-MISSISSIPPI 5349              1   0  0    15       OUT THE WINDOW (630)
-EJ DOME 5351                  1   0  0    13       OUT THE WINDOW (630)
-ORANGE CONE 5348              1   1  0     8       OUT THE WINDOW (630)
-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

Shocking -- I hope you're properly shocked?  Much better, of course, than being
improperly shocked. -- Spike McGold

Have I ever mentioned how much I dislike Assassins? -- Mari Coy

Has it ever occurred to someone that allowing the Venomous Concubine to train her
combat skills is...unwise? -- Mellisande

Khalhums Dwarf?  Pish. -- Golden Shark

6 May 2006
The 2006 Mordanti Alliance Olympics are off to a grand start!  With seventeen teams
declared, running under eight different flags (not to mention six additional non-
Olympic teams present), it is looking to be as tough as any previous Olympiad, if not
more!  Olympians petitioned the Commission to make an allowance for late entries, and
the Commission agreed, and will allow new entrants to partake, as long as they are
active by Round 3 (T546, due May 29th).  So if you wish to enter, please email your
intentions to amicitia@gwi.net with team name, manager name, and affiliation
(alliance name or independent), or show up in Mordant (DM-1) on, or before, May 29th
and place your declarations in the newsletter!

Amicitia Primoris (Lord Xiang, Dameon Darkheart, JGW, Seraphim)

26 May 2006
     The Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire want to announce the joining of a new
member who cherishes the same ideals, respect and loyalty that we hold dear.
     From this day forward let all know that Blackstorm is now a Dark Knight of the
Desolate Empire Alliance.  With him as our chosen brother, our alliance only becomes
stronger.  Let all his foes become ours, and ours his.  May all our enemies' blood
flow freely and give NO quarter in war.
     This is also a warning to any cowards, bullies, etc....  If you play with fire,
you WILL get burnt!!!

Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MARETHA was bested by THE SHOCKER in a 1 minute Title fight.
SPIKE MCGOLD was devastated by SHOCKING in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
MELLISANDE overcame KUNG-FU MASTER in a 2 minute one-sided match.
MARI COY won victory over INSURANCE SALESMAN in a crowd pleasing 3 minute brawl.
SWITZER'S overpowered 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|
|AIMED BLOW                       2         LUNGING ATTACK     5 -   0 -  0     100  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -   4 -  0      69  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         AIMED BLOW        18 -  10 -  0      64  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         TOTAL PARRY        1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         STRIKING ATTACK    2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   7 -  0      46  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   9 -  0      44  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 430 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         2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         2  WALL OF STEEL  
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       THE SHOCKER 5356           11   2  1  101 INQUISITION SL5 (631)
SLASHING ATTACK  MARETHA 5370               10   2  0   86 THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    MELLISANDE 5332            17  14  1   80 THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
BASHING ATTACK   SPIKE MCGOLD 5318          18  16  0   77 THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
WALL OF STEEL    MARI COY 5342              15   8  0   77 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, THE 
SHOCKER 5356, SHOCKING 5352, SWITZER'S 5350, MARETHA 5370, SPIKE MCGOLD 5318,  0,  0, 
0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was SPIKE MCGOLD 5318.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were MARETHA 5370, SWITZER'S 5350, SHOCKING 5352, THE SHOCKER 5356, 
MELLISANDE 5332, MARI COY 5342,  0,  0,  0, and  0.