DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/30/2006    Duedate: 06/12/2006

JHELUM ARENA

DM-4    TURN-550

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SCANDALF
THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
(4-6219) [16-13-0,112]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SCANDALF                       POSITION IS EMPTY
THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)          
(4-6219) [16-13-0,112]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SERILIA                        EMILLE
BLADES OF MIST (253)           BLADES OF MIST (253)
(4-5193) [19-12-2,88]          (4-5357) [8-6-0,69]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. F BALLS (523)               26
2. LOTHLORIEN (579)            17      THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
3. THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)       17      Unchartered Team
4. BLADES OF MIST (253)        15
5. SEA DOGS (575)               0      MISFITS I (527)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 SEA DOGS (575)            12   5  1 70.6   1/ 1 THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)    10  5 0
 2/ 2 THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)     82  62  4 56.9   2/ 3 BLADES OF MIST (253)      5  3 0
 3/ 3 BLADES OF MIST (253)     313 295 23 51.5   3/ 2 DOGS OF WAR (115)         5 10 0
 4/ 4 F BALLS (523)             64  66  6 49.2   4/ 5 F BALLS (523)             3  2 0
 5/ 5 LOTHLORIEN (579)          41  51  3 44.6   5/ 6 LOTHLORIEN (579)          3  7 0
 6/ 6 DOGS OF WAR (115)        380 572 23 39.9   6- 4 SEA DOGS (575)            1  0 1

    '*'   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.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     You elder fighters surely remember me.  The younger ones may call me Olaf 
Modeen.  I return to JHELUM once again!  THE SHALLOWSHIP's hatred of BLADES OF MIST 
surfaced again as SCANDALF challenged JHELUM's top dog.  I'm sure JHELUM is excited 
about SCANDALF, the new Duelmaster from THE SHALLOWSHIP.  (remember?)  But when 
you've seen as many as I have...  Wouldn't it be nice to have live subjects to 
practice on?  I hear some team is looking into the uses of convicted prisoners.   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.  The most avoided team was 
BLADES OF MIST.  The bums at F BALLS couldn't face the challenges from BLADES OF 
MIST!  No excuse for that!  What do people see in SWAYTHE?  Hers 7-7-0?  BLADES OF 
MIST ain't talkin', but she's got 86 points.  LEGALASS expects the easy win by going 
19 points down.  SWAYTHE will find this a hard lesson!  LEGALASS left the match 
looking worse than when he went in, after SWAYTHE, with a 6-7-0, walked all over him. 
FUZZ BALL of F BALLS knows how to pick 'em.  He challenged HANNIBAL of DOGS OF WAR 
who is up by 18.  Now was this a wise move?  FUZZ BALL perhaps got his just desserts, 
seeing as he won victory over HANNIBAL and ended up with 33 recognition points.   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  Some people in JHELUM think F BALLS was too harsh when they 
sent FLY BALL (5-2-0) to the Dark Arena.  Them's the breaks, I say.  Many a warrior 
has met his fate in a hungover stupor.  You young rapscallions, take note!   
     Who knows what the future holds for a warrior.  More fights, there's no doubt.  
JHELUM is a nice place to live, but I don't like to live in nice places.  I don't 
want to overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SCANDALF 6219                16  13  0   112       THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FORK BALL 6244               11   1  0   104       F BALLS (523)
-RAEL 5225                    15   5  1   103       BLADES OF MIST (253)
 BORE-O-ME 6216               17  12  1    94       THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SERILIA 5193                 19  12  2    88       BLADES OF MIST (253)
 SWAYTHE 5253                  7   7  0    86       BLADES OF MIST (253)
 LEGALASS 6217                16  13  1    73       THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
 EMILLE 5357                   8   6  0    69       BLADES OF MIST (253)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GIMLET 6218                  17  12  2    65       THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
 HOWARD 6289                   9   7  1    62       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 ARAGANT 6220                 16  12  0    60       THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JIMMY CUSTER 6268             9  12  1    55       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 CHALLON 6304                  5   4  0    46       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 EPIMONIDAS 5683              10   7  0    43       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 CELEBORN 6259                 5   6  0    36       LOTHLORIEN (579)
-FOOT BALL 6305                4   0  0    34       F BALLS (523)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FUZZ BALL 6299                2   0  0    33       F BALLS (523)
 HANNIBAL 5715                 5  12  0    27       DOGS OF WAR (115)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GALADRIEL 6270                3   2  0    15       LOTHLORIEN (579)
 ETHERIAL 6303                 2   1  0     9       LOTHLORIEN (579)
 NENJA 6323                    0   1  0     1       LOTHLORIEN (579)
 ROGUE 6322                    0   1  0     1       LOTHLORIEN (579)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
NO 6321                0  1 0 BLADES OF MIST 253    WURM KIN 607          550 NONE    
FLY BALL 6291          5  3 0 F BALLS 523           DARK CHAMPION 604     550 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Nobody likes me, everybody hates me, guess I'll go out and eat worms! -- Aragant

Nobody doesn't like Serilia! -- Legalass

Howard -- The best skill you could learn is to keep fighting that drunkard, Gimlet.
If you stare at him long enough, he just falls down in the dirt. -- Scandalf

Hannibal -- What are you complaining about, ya big galoot?  You couldn't hit a tree
in the forest!  I'm so covered in iron I can't even move.  If you want a more
interesting opponent, try my friend Bore-O-Me.  At least you can go home early and
get some rest. -- Aragant

What's up with those laggards in Lothlorien?  Didn't you guys like that spiced grog
at our last fracas?  Come back to the light of Jhelum, but heed the Aleslayer's
motto:  "only drink what you can carry, or whatever's free." -- Elfwine

Swaythe -- I'm told I *must* write a personal.  So here it is:
      Hi, babe!  Good looking, so far as I can tell.  How about if we get out from
under our armor and try an unarmed encounter?  Dinner and dancing, say. -- Jimmy
Custer

Gimlet -- Those eyes!  They drill right through me and let all the aggression bust
out. -- Howard

Aragant -- I just don't have the patience for dealing with you. -- Hannibal

Emile -- I wouldn't hit a pretty little thing like you! -- Epimonidas
P.S.  Not if you hit me first, anyway.

Oh, the Userous Merchant.  Like I care. -- Challon

3 May 2006
All -- I've seen what's on the forum.  So I'm prey, am I, Max.  You and all your
devious buddies will become my prey, even those I thought okay.  I don't have to
explain anything I do, much like yourselves so bring it on.  Feel free to come over
to 31 for a thrashing.  Oh, by the way, I am also in a new alliance.  They tend to
share my sentiments about the VC.  If they follow me or not, we will see; I'm not at
liberty to talk for them.  The VC may be on their last stand!!!! -- Blackstorm

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

FLY BALL was barely slain by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
NO was murdered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
SCANDALF overpowered SERILIA in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title duel.
LEGALASS was narrowly defeated by SWAYTHE in a 6 minute veteran's Challenge fight.
FUZZ BALL devastated HANNIBAL in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
FORK BALL devastated VENOMOUS VIXEN in a 1 minute mismatched match.
BORE-O-ME handily defeated HOWARD in a 1 minute gruesome uneven fight.
ARAGANT won victory over CHALLON in a 5 minute duel.
GIMLET slimly won victory over EPIMONIDAS in a 3 minute fight.
EMILLE viciously subdued JIMMY CUSTER in a popular 2 minute brutal veteran's duel.
CELEBORN handily defeated OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
GALADRIEL subdued MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute amateur's match.
ETHERIAL unbelievably bested CONVICTED THIEF in a 6 minute novice's contest.
ROGUE was demolished by EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
NENJA was handily defeated by EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         LUNGING ATTACK     8 -   2 -  1      80  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK   20 -  12 -  2      63  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         TOTAL PARRY       10 -   7 -  0      59  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         PARRY-LUNGE       12 -   9 -  0      57  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL      9 -   8 -  0      53  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -  11 -  0      52  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         AIMED BLOW         6 -   9 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   8 -  0      38  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   9 -  0      31  |

Turn 550 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        1 -  2         3  PARRY-LUNGE    
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         2  WALL OF STEEL  
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         1  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   SCANDALF 6219              16  13  0  112 THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
SLASHING ATTACK  FORK BALL 6244             11   1  0  104 F BALLS (523)
STRIKING ATTACK  BORE-O-ME 6216             17  12  1   94 THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
PARRY-STRIKE     SERILIA 5193               19  12  2   88 BLADES OF MIST (253)
PARRY-LUNGE      LEGALASS 6217              16  13  1   73 THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
WALL OF STEEL    EMILLE 5357                 8   6  0   69 BLADES OF MIST (253)
AIMED BLOW       GIMLET 6218                17  12  2   65 THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      ARAGANT 6220               16  12  0   60 THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SERILIA 5193.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was EMILLE 5357.  The ten other most popular fighters were SWAYTHE 5253, CHALLON 
6304, LEGALASS 6217, EPIMONIDAS 5683, SCANDALF 6219, FORK BALL 6244, JIMMY CUSTER 
6268, GALADRIEL 6270, FLY BALL 6291, and FUZZ BALL 6299.

The least popular fighter this week was ETHERIAL 6303.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were NENJA 6323, ROGUE 6322, HANNIBAL 5715, NO 6321, ARAGANT 6220, HOWARD 
6289, SERILIA 5193, CELEBORN 6259, GIMLET 6218, and BORE-O-ME 6216.