DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/18/2006    Duedate: 07/31/2006

BONSUR ARENA

DM-7    TURN-554

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TOTAL DISASTER 1.0
WASTELAND II (267)
(7-5778) [12-5-0,106]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TOTAL DISASTER 1.0             ALBINO
WASTELAND II (267)             WORDS THAT END IN O (507)
(7-5778) [12-5-0,106]          (7-5209) [3-0-0,48]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LAGUNA LIL                     SALTON SEAHORSE
BEACH BABES (309)              BEACH BABES (309)
(7-5681) [21-31-0,103]         (7-5713) [17-24-2,77]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

WORDS THAT END IN O (507)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WORDS THAT END IN O (507)   35
2. WASTELAND II (267)          26      WASTELAND II (267)
3. BEACH BABES (309)           16      Unchartered Team
4. BLADES OF ICE (188)          0
5. HATE (519)                   0WORDS THAT END IN O (507)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*WORDS THAT END IN  (507)  10   3  2 76.9   1/ 1*WORDS THAT END IN  (507) 10  3 2
 2/ 2 WASTELAND II (267)       856 609 29 58.4   2/ 2 WASTELAND II (267)        8  1 0
 3- 3 BLADES OF ICE (188)      460 376 29 55.0   3/ 3 BEACH BABES (309)         5  8 0
 4- 4 DEMONS & DEVILS (543)      8   7  0 53.3   4- 4 BLADES OF ICE (188)       1  0 1
 5- 5 HATE (519)                17  18  0 48.6   5- 5 HATE (519)                1  1 0
 6/ 7 BEACH BABES (309)        575 874 18 39.7   6- 6 DEMONS & DEVILS (543)     0  1 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

               + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Beach Babes ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     Sandy Shore closed the door to the Beach Babes' cabana quietly and peered around
as though expecting to find at least a Monster under the table.  "Is he here?" she
whispered.
     "Who?" Laguna Lil asked.
     "Sam.  He'd never let us do it."
     "Do what?  Sandy--"
     "I know where Blackshell's treasure is buried!"
     Lil raised an eyebrow, a skill she had been practicing for weeks.  Blackshell
was a notorious Vicious Pirate who sailed the Trier to the south of Bonsur.  He
seemed ageless--probably was, since he was a golem--and six generations of Bonsurian
youths had dug up the beaches and off-shore sandspits in search of his treasure.
"What I never did understand," Lil said, "is why he buried it in the first place.
What good is a buried treasure?  Treasures are meant to be spent on wine and, um,
stuff.  Song.  You know."
     "Well, if it was just an ORDINARY pirate, I guess so," Sandy agreed, "but
Blackshell is different.  He's a golem, and I guess golems don't drink wine--"
     "Some do.  I've seen 'em."
     "Blackshell doesn't."
     "How do you know that?"
     "Because he wouldn't have buried his treasure if he needed it to buy wine.  But
he did bury it, so we can find it, and there'll be enough to finance a real gazebo
for us!"

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, BONSUR?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed 
to see ALBINO win a fight and gain 24 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, COVER YOUR MOUTH 
beat BURRITO and BURRITO lost 4 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  TOTAL DISASTER 
1.0 Bloodfeuded BARRIO for BONSUR's Title this turn, and guess what happened?  And if 
variety is the spice of life, BONSUR may be getting bland, as TOTAL DISASTER 1.0 
stays top dog in the city.  Kickbacks and bribes, kickbacks and bribes, how else do 
you think some of these guys win their fights?  Skill?  Ha!   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.  Ooh, 
I'm frightfully impressed, SALTON SEAHORSE was this turn's most challenged warrior.  
Watch that ego swell, sports fans.   
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  Not that I'll be buying the drinks, but 
I'll be glad to see TOTAL DISASTER 1.0 and WASTELAND II at The Welcome Wench tonight 
celebrating their bloodfeud victory over BARRIO.  Titanium shields and bamboo 
daggers, guess what brave team is developing these kinds of weapons?   
     What does the BONSUR arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  Phlllt!  Just had to do that 
before I leave the fine city of BONSUR.  I feel much better now.  I see the crowds 
are getting restless, I must leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TOTAL DISASTER 1.0 5778      12   5  0   106       WASTELAND II (267)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PINK NOSE 5764               12   0  0   123       WASTELAND II (267)
-BENDER 5516                  13   3  1   107       BLADES OF ICE (188)
 LAGUNA LIL 5681              21  31  0   103       BEACH BABES (309)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-NUMBER 3 5552                14   7  0    88       BLADES OF ICE (188)
 SALTON SEAHORSE 5713         17  24  2    77       BEACH BABES (309)
 VEGAS, BABY! 5809             9   0  0    77       WASTELAND II (267)
-MICRO MIRACLE 5236           11   8  0    71       WASTELAND II (267)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BEACH BETTY 5768             12  13  0    63       BEACH BABES (309)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SANDY SHORE 5769             12  12  0    48       BEACH BABES (309)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ALBINO 5209                   3   0  0    48       WORDS THAT END IN O (507)
-SIDEWAYS 5715                 6   2  1    42       BLADES OF ICE (188)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BARRIO 5207                   2   1  2    33       WORDS THAT END IN O (507)
-SCOOTER 5696                  3   2  0    32       BLADES OF ICE (188)
-BALOR 5759                    2   1  0    31       DEMONS & DEVILS (543)
-MARLITH 5758                  3   2  0    25       DEMONS & DEVILS (543)
-STRIDER 5710                  2   0  0    24       BLADES OF ICE (188)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOLO 5210                     2   0  0    23       WORDS THAT END IN O (507)
 RADIO 5811                    2   0  0    21       WORDS THAT END IN O (507)
-GLENUGON 5761                 1   1  0    20       DEMONS & DEVILS (543)
 COVER YOUR MOUTH 5814         1   0  0    13       WASTELAND II (267)
-TWO HEADED WOMEN 5437         1   2  0     5       HATE (519)
 BURRITO 5208                  1   1  0     4       WORDS THAT END IN O (507)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
NABASSU 5760           2  3 0 DEMONS & DEVILS 543   SIDEWAYS 5715         552         
MASTER ROSHI 5806      3  8 0 WASTELAND II 267      BARRIO 5207           553 JUST REV

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Dancing Cowboys -- Oh...bull puckey!  I don't believe they DO.  Not with spurs on,
anyway. -- Salton Seahorse

Vegas, Baby! -- Gosh, does this mean that YOU are a wasteland, too?  Well, Sam SAID
you were, but he's, you know, biased. -- Beach Betty

Total Disaster 1.0 -- You never change.  I suppose this should be comforting, but I
never change, either, so it isn't. -- Laguna Lil

Vicious Pirate -- Someone should drown you. -- Sandy Shore
P.S.  Soon.
P.P.S.  But not me, I don't go in for that kind of thing.

Ed. -- Well, there is that. -- Beach Betty

Warriors of Bonsur -- Just so you know, anything we might offer in the way of a
spotlight will be Totally Devoid of Plot and Significance.  Especially Significance.
Just a scrap or two of whimsy, and the difficulties of trying to keep a bunch of
Beach Babes happy on a slender budget. -- Surfer Sam, Beach Babes

Radio -- You were cruel and unnatural, not to mention totally anachronistic. --
Elvisnith, late of Mordant

Burrito -- (gasping)  Too much salsa! -- Elvisnith, late of Mordant

Solo -- Oh, a hit-and-run forensic accountant, eh?  There's a word for people like
you:  Fink! -- Pual Vergas, Versatile Scribe

Albino -- Your efforts were notable.  Carry on in the name of Right and Good,
Production Facilitators, and Cherry Cobbler. -- Robo-Hero Mark V

Sandy Shore -- Ah, well, perhaps I really will tell you where I buried my chests of
loot, if you're nice to me! -- Blackshell, Freebooter of the Trier

20 June 2006

Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire
Our newest Dark Knight disrespected?!?!?!  ARE THEY SERIOUS?!?!  If at all possible,
let's get over to 31.  I'm on the way.  Let's get 'em. -- Dark Knight Osiris

26 June 2006
To those interested, G.E.C.K.O., Inc, is looking for able-bodied warriors to embark
on a dangerous mission.  Those interested (or for more details) diplo me at:
Juice, DM 93, mgr. Arena Masters, Inc -- Juice

30 June 2006
All -- I am looking for able bodied warriors, magic-wielding wizards, faith-healing
clerics, and quick-handed thieves to begin a quest requested by the Emperor of the
Southern Kingdom of Crailmia.  All interested parties can diplo me in arena 93 --
Noblish Island, c/o Will-O-Wisps (1422) or write to me at -- Robert Bennett, 317173,
4269 West M-80, Kincheloe, Mi 49784. -- the Lightbearer, mgr. Will-O-Wisps

1 July 2006
BROTHER KNIGHTS OF THE DESOLATE EMPIRE -- Hail brothers where ever you are to be
found!  We are engaging in arena 31.  Let them feel our wrath.  Onward to glory!!! --
Dark knight Blackstorm

1 July 2006
Soultaker -- Read your e-mail! -- Guardian

10 July 2006
The Dark Knights sat at the Dark Table with grim faces.  All present knew that there
could be no quarter.  The Forces of Desolation would be unleashed.  There would be no
turning back, no mercy and no hesitation to do what was necessary.  Teeth gritted and
knuckles whitened with fury as the IMPERIAL PROCLAMATION was signed by each Dark
Knight.
     AS OF JULY 1, 2006 -- WAR IS DECLARED ON THE ALLIANCE KNOWN AS THE VENDETTA
CARTEL.
     The Desolate Empire -- Dark Knights:  Ancient Creep, Blackstorm, Dok Sik, Goat,
Heathen, Hatebred, Kon, Osiris, Toker, Wasby the Great

14 July 2006
In response to the Desolate Empire's declaration of war, the Vendetta Cartel offers
the following response:

The members of the Vendetta Cartel can be found in 1, 8, 9, 10,  11, 14, 22, 25, 28,
31, 39, 45, 47, 50, 52, 54, 59, 60, 100, and 106.  Stop yapping in the all-arena ads,
pick an arena, issue a challenge, actually win something, and then maybe (and we
stress maybe) you may speak.  You may come to our home arenas (8, 31, and 47) and
confront us, but we suggest you learn to win in your own "home" arena (52) first.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

TOTAL DISASTER 1.0 bested BARRIO in a 2 minute bloody Bloodfeud Title fight.
VEGAS, BABY! unbelievably bested SALTON SEAHORSE in a 6 minute Challenge battle.
LAGUNA LIL overpowered VENOMOUS GIGOLO in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched duel.
BEACH BETTY overpowered AMBITIOUS GUARD in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched match.
SANDY SHORE was vanquished by ALBINO in a exciting 1 minute bloody mismatched fight.
SOLO handily defeated CONDEMNED PIRATE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
BURRITO was viciously subdued by COVER YOUR MOUTH in a 3 minute beginner's duel.
RADIO vanquished CONDEMNED PIRATE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK   17 -   3 -  1      85  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -   3 -  1      75  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         TOTAL PARRY       16 -   6 -  0      73  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         BASHING ATTACK     9 -   4 -  0      69  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         LUNGING ATTACK    19 -  14 -  2      58  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW         8 -  11 -  0      42  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         WALL OF STEEL     10 -  17 -  0      37  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   9 -  0      31  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   4 -  0       0  |

Turn 554 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  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   TOTAL DISASTER 1.0 5778    12   5  0  106 WASTELAND II (267)
TOTAL PARRY      VEGAS, BABY! 5809           9   0  0   77 WASTELAND II (267)
SLASHING ATTACK  ALBINO 5209                 3   0  0   48 WORDS THAT END IN O (507)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is LAGUNA LIL 5681.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was SALTON SEAHORSE 5713.  The ten other most popular fighters were COVER YOUR MOUTH 
5814, TOTAL DISASTER 1.0 5778, LAGUNA LIL 5681, VEGAS, BABY! 5809, BEACH BETTY 5768, 
ALBINO 5209, BARRIO 5207, SANDY SHORE 5769, SOLO 5210, and RADIO 5811.

The least popular fighter this week was BURRITO 5208.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were RADIO 5811, SOLO 5210, SANDY SHORE 5769, BARRIO 5207, ALBINO 5209, 
BEACH BETTY 5768, VEGAS, BABY! 5809, LAGUNA LIL 5681, TOTAL DISASTER 1.0 5778, and 
COVER YOUR MOUTH 5814.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

PINK NOSE (7-5764) WASTELAND II (267)

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

     For those of you who keep track of such things, 5 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                       SNOTTYMAN (40-3685) of THEY TRAINED ME!
                            HORRID (65-6385) of LEGION IV
                         JUDICIOUSLY (82-27214) of ADVERBS II
                      TERRICONUS (82-27651) of THE GLORIOUS DARK
                      FLABBY-O (82-30720) of STREET PIZZAD XXII

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes