DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/16/2006    Duedate: 05/29/2006

ZUKAL ARENA

DM-9    TURN-542

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CAVE DWELLER
SOLITAIRE (466)
(9-5085) [9-3-0,84]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CAVE DWELLER                   POSITION IS EMPTY
SOLITAIRE (466)                
(9-5085) [9-3-0,84]            

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MRI                            MRI
SOLITAIRE (466)                SOLITAIRE (466)
(9-5069) [10-3-1,80]           (9-5069) [10-3-1,80]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BLUE MOON (381)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. PHILANTHROPISTS II (446)    79
2. SOLITAIRE (466)             47      SOLITAIRE (466)
3. BLUE MOON (381)             17      Unchartered Team
4. THE MONGOLOIDS (83)         11
5. LETTER BOMBS (436)           0       (-1)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 SOLITAIRE (466)           27  19  4 58.7   1/ 1 BLUE MOON (381)           9  6 0
 2/ 3 THE MONGOLOIDS (83)      373 356 21 51.2   2/ 3 SOLITAIRE (466)           6  3 1
 3- 4 LETTER BOMBS (436)       113 109  9 50.9   3/ 0 PHILANTHROPISTS II (446)  5  0 0
 4/ 0 PHILANTHROPISTS II (446)  94 116  4 44.8   4/ 2 THE MONGOLOIDS (83)       4 11 0
 5/ 5 BLUE MOON (381)          427 555 10 43.5   5/ 4 KARNHORN KARNAGE (382)    3  1 0
 6/ 6 KARNHORN KARNAGE (382)     7  17  0 29.2   6- 6 LETTER BOMBS (436)        0  2 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, ZUKAL?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed 
to see DALTON win a fight and gain 20 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, CAVE DWELLER beat 
DJESEE and DJESEE lost 8 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  Our last turn's 
Duelmaster has lost, folks, lost to KUNG-FU MASTER, and MRI has made the way for a 
new Duelmaster!  With MRI clearing the throne, SOLITAIRE of CAVE DWELLER takes a 
proud seat as ZUKAL's new Duelmaster, by virtue of recognition points.  I'm not in a 
very good mood today, but why am I telling you this?  You want to know what's new, 
don't you, ZUKAL?   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.  What's the big D?  ARENA FELINES was the most avoided 
team?  Bunch of lily livered... grumble... mumble... curse...  And who led the way in 
this mass act of cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was SOLITAIRE.  Ha ha 
ha ha!  DJESEE was challenged more times this turn than the Duelmaster.  Now was the 
DM insulted or feared?  Heh, heh.   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for ZUKAL's 
morgue.  More variety.  SOLITAIRE has cause to pause today, as BURIED ALIVE was sent 
to the Dark Arena, and came back--though not in the best of moods, I'll wager.  
Titanium shields and bamboo daggers, guess what brave team is developing these kinds 
of weapons?   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Phlllt!  Just had to do that before 
I leave the fine city of ZUKAL.  I feel much better now.  Paste this one in your 
scrapbooks, you'll need the kindling come this winter-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CAVE DWELLER 5085             9   3  0    84       SOLITAIRE (466)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MRI 5069                     10   3  1    80       SOLITAIRE (466)
 DJESEE 4139                  15  13  0    73       THE MONGOLOIDS (83)
 TRUE BLUE 5203               12   8  1    68       BLUE MOON (381)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FEBLES 4821                   9   5  0    62       PHILANTHROPISTS II (446)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STEEV 4936                    4   3  0    44       THE MONGOLOIDS (83)
 NAHTALEE 4871                 5   4  0    41       THE MONGOLOIDS (83)
-EXPENDABLE YOUTH 4200         3   1  0    40       KARNHORN KARNAGE (382)
 WILYUM 4935                   4   3  0    37       THE MONGOLOIDS (83)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLUE SHREW 5234               8   9  0    33       BLUE MOON (381)
 ZULOR 5235                    8   9  0    33       BLUE MOON (381)
 BURIED ALIVE 5110             1   0  1    33       SOLITAIRE (466)
 ULTORINO 5244                 6   7  0    31       BLUE MOON (381)
 BLUE BLOTTO 5262              2   2  0    24       BLUE MOON (381)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLOOD SUGAR BABY 4605         3   3  0    20       KARNHORN KARNAGE (382)
 DALTON 5209                   1   0  0    20       PHILANTHROPISTS II (446)
 RAT RACE 5164                 1   0  0    19       PHILANTHROPISTS II (446)
 BOTSONO 5238                  1   0  0    19       PHILANTHROPISTS II (446)
-HOLY DECEPTION 4195           0   2  0    18       KARNHORN KARNAGE (382)
 SHAMAHAMADI 5166              1   0  0    14       PHILANTHROPISTS II (446)
-G. STRING 5249                1   2  0    13       LETTER BOMBS (436)
-WE TODD IT 5208               1   0  0     9       KARNHORN KARNAGE (382)
 DJEREE 5261                   1   3  0     6       THE MONGOLOIDS (83)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
HIGH ELF 622           0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          BURIED ALIVE 5110     542 NONE    
VOTING BOOTH 5070      3  4 0 SOLITAIRE 466         STONE GOLEM 629       542 NONE    
THE VOID 5109          0  1 0 SOLITAIRE 466         BLACK ORC 623         542 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Nahtalee -- That was...ill-advised.  Not a good idea.  Something you should not have
done.  Are you getting this?  It was a big risk. -- True Blue
P.S.  But a good try, kid.

Steev -- That's your secret weapon, isn't it?  That double-E.  It's like being raked
with steel combs. -- Ultorino

Wilyum -- Damn, you're getting into all KINDS of trouble there, kid.  You should be
avoiding more experienced warriors, you know. -- Zulor

G. String -- I'd think that was uncomfortable.  In fact, I'm sure it's uncomfortable.
Worse than a...well, worse. -- Blue Shrew

I don't do beggars, persist as they might. -- Blue Blotto

Djeree -- Always my pleasure. -- Zulor

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)

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

VOTING BOOTH was dealt death by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
BURIED ALIVE killed HIGH ELF in a exciting 3 minute gory Dark Arena melee.
THE VOID was unbelievably slain by BLACK ORC in a 2 minute Dark Arena brawl.
CAVE DWELLER viciously subdued DJESEE in a popular 1 minute Challenge Title fight.
NAHTALEE was devastated by TRUE BLUE in a 2 minute gory uneven Challenge brawl.
WILYUM bested BLUE SHREW in a 1 minute Challenge match.
STEEV devastated ZULOR in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge competition.
DJEREE was handily defeated by BLUE BLOTTO in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
MRI slimly lost to KUNG-FU MASTER in a popular 3 minute gruesome duel.
FEBLES vanquished AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute brutal one-sided fight.
ULTORINO slimly won victory over BLOOD SUGAR BABY in a popular 4 minute brutal bout.
BOTSONO demolished PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
DALTON devastated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
RAT RACE devastated CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
SHAMAHAMADI handily defeated MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    21 -  13 -  0      62  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         AIMED BLOW         8 -   5 -  0      62  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         TOTAL PARRY        3 -   2 -  1      60  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL     22 -  16 -  0      58  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   26 -  19 -  3      58  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   9 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 542 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   CAVE DWELLER 5085           9   3  0   84 SOLITAIRE (466)
WALL OF STEEL    TRUE BLUE 5203             12   8  1   68 BLUE MOON (381)
STRIKING ATTACK  STEEV 4936                  4   3  0   44 THE MONGOLOIDS (83)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MRI 5069.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
MRI 5069.  The ten other most popular fighters were ULTORINO 5244, VOTING BOOTH 5070, 
CAVE DWELLER 5085, THE VOID 5109, TRUE BLUE 5203, BLOOD SUGAR BABY 4605, STEEV 4936, 
FEBLES 4821, SHAMAHAMADI 5166, and BURIED ALIVE 5110.

The least popular fighter this week was DJEREE 5261.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ZULOR 5235, NAHTALEE 4871, DALTON 5209, BLUE SHREW 5234, DJESEE 4139, 
RAT RACE 5164, BOTSONO 5238, BLUE BLOTTO 5262, WILYUM 4935, and BURIED ALIVE 5110.