DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/08/2006    Duedate: 05/20/2006

ALJAFIR ARENA

DM-17    TURN-536

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MAXIMUS
HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
(17-6718) [17-7-2,112]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MAXIMUS                        NYZEIL OGLATA
HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)       PHILANTHROPISTS (553)
(17-6718) [17-7-2,112]         (17-6753) [5-2-0,46]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

VAXTON                         VINN WULF
STEEL WOLVES (269)             MIDDLE WAY (484)
(17-2689) [18-22-0,92]         (17-6755) [7-4-0,31]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

STEEL WOLVES (269)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. GROW (512)                  35
2. MIDDLE WAY (484)            25      HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
3. PHILANTHROPISTS (553)       15      Unchartered Team
4. HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)    10
5. ELVEN LORDS OF MYTH (552)    0      PHILANTHROPISTS (553)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2*PHILANTHROPISTS (553)      7   3  0 70.0   1/ 2 STEEL WOLVES (269)        8  6 0
 2/ 3 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475) 352 241 15 59.4   2/ 1 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)  8  7 0
 3/ 0 GROW (512)                17  14  1 54.8   3/ 4 MIDDLE WAY (484)          7  8 0
 4/ 5 STEEL WOLVES (269)        90 119  6 43.1   4/ 3*PHILANTHROPISTS (553)     4  2 0
 5/ 6 MIDDLE WAY (484)         275 440  6 38.5   5/ 0 GROW (512)                2  1 0
 6- 7*ELVEN LORDS OF MYT (552)   1  23  0  4.2   6- 7*ELVEN LORDS OF MYT (552)  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

     Good day, in ALJAFIR a quiet thief gets rich, but a quiet spymaster gets poor.  
So bring me ale and harken to my tidbits of news.  It seems the training can make the 
difference, as HEROESANDFOUNDONES is pushed out of top team by STEEL WOLVES, who came 
from 2nd with a 2-3-0 this turn.  The MIDDLE WAY guild has had a 4-1-0 turn and 
deserves to be watched in the future.  You never know where this kind of thing can 
lead.  And let's see, PHLEUM PRATENSE fought GRACUS and gained 21 points and 
contributed to GROW's 2-1-0.  GRACUS has lost to PHLEUM PRATENSE, falling 17 points, 
while helping make STEEL WOLVES a 2-3-0 turn.  Well done, ALJAFIR, the Duelmaster was 
this turn's most challenged warrior.  Perhaps MAXIMUS is not as thrilled, being 
challenged 2 times.  VAXTON challenged for the Duelmastership this turn, attempting 
to dethrone HEROESANDFOUNDONES' warrior.  Defending his title for another turn, 
MAXIMUS kept STEEL WOLVES' warrior, VAXTON, from claiming the throne.  By the way, 
was that our Duelmaster that I saw last night, cramped under the table at The Vile 
Vizier?   
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  Is it really true that ALJAFIR has more dishwashers per capita that 
fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep your 
swords sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to 
paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAXIMUS 6718                 17   7  2   112       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VAXTON 2689                  18  22  0    92       STEEL WOLVES (269)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KHALUM'S MIDGET 6721         13   8  1    85       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
 THORIK 3125                   9   4  0    84       STEEL WOLVES (269)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PHLEUM PRATENSE 6335          5   2  0    63       GROW (512)
 VALDRIC 3056                  8   8  1    62       STEEL WOLVES (269)
 ELDAR BARRY 6334              4   1  0    57       GROW (512)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STRAIGHT LINE 6714           11  16  1    50       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 NYZEIL OGLATA 6753            5   2  0    46       PHILANTHROPISTS (553)
 ERBIN FRORLIN 6725            9  11  0    45       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 GRACUS 3137                   8   4  0    41       STEEL WOLVES (269)
 OANIUN SETT 6331              4   5  1    38       GROW (512)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TAN ORC 6784                  4   1  1    33       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
-CHERRY PITTER 6332            4   1  0    33       GROW (512)
 VINN WULF 6755                7   4  0    31       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 WENDOL VARN 6792              3   0  0    29       MIDDLE WAY (484)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-OREK 6751                     2   0  0    21       PHILANTHROPISTS (553)
 VIOLET ORC 6783               3   2  0    17       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
 QUORD RASSEL 6772             3   5  0    17       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 BLUE ORC 6761                 2   7  0    13       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
 TITAN 6796                    1   0  0    11       STEEL WOLVES (269)
 RANSKEL 6752                  0   1  0     1       PHILANTHROPISTS (553)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
VURZHAL UR 6618       17 30 1 MIDDLE WAY 484        KHALUM'S MIDGET 6721  533         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Tan Orc -- You blend right into the sand, and I can't see you till you move.  Which
is, of course, too late.  That's your plan, isn't it? -- Erbin Frorlin

Blue Orc -- Cheer up, no need to be so blue.  The sun is shining.  Er, somewhere,
it's shining.  Really! -- Wendol Varn

Violet Orc -- That is an unmanly shade.  Hmm, like being called "Sue," I suppose.  It
makes you more vicious, yes? -- Vinn Wulf

Thorik -- Well, heck.  I don't find anything clever to say about you. -- Straight
Line

Thoric -- It's probably the embarrassment of being defeated by someone with
significantly less experience. -- Jorja

Ah, the Osksi Noble.  A win is a win. -- Quord Rassel

Ed. -- Yes, that's it exactly!  How did you know?  Oh, wait, you said you had a
friend with this problem.  Okay. -- Erbin Frorlin

Khalum's Midget -- It was just one of those things.  (shrug) -- Jorja

Tan Orc -- I gave up expertise for lint? -- Vinn Wulf

     Doesn't sound like a good trade. -- Ed.

11 April 2006
To all those lookin' for some easy pickins:  I, Elfwine, manager of The Shallowship,
the most feared team in all of Jhelum, invite all who seek wide open spaces for pubs
and other such establishments of limited debauchery, to visit this deserted city and
help me clear up some of the dust.  I'm just about ready to have my guys face off
against each other to get some new action.  Guess I'd better join a tournament or
something...hmmmm, there's a thought.

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

VAXTON was devastated by MAXIMUS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title fight.
KHALUM'S MIDGET vanquished VALDRIC in a 1 minute uneven battle.
THORIK savagely defeated KHALHUMS DWARF in a action packed 1 minute bloody fight.
GRACUS was devastated by PHLEUM PRATENSE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
STRAIGHT LINE was demolished by ELDAR BARRY in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
ERBIN FRORLIN won victory over TAN ORC in a 1 minute master vs. novice fight.
OANIUN SETT was devastated by NYZEIL OGLATA in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
WENDOL VARN won victory over BLUE ORC in a 6 minute gruesome duel.
QUORD RASSEL won victory over PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 3 minute fight.
VINN WULF viciously subdued VIOLET ORC in a exciting 2 minute veteran vs. novice duel.
RANSKEL was overpowered by TITAN 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                       4         STRIKING ATTACK   16 -   4 -  2      80  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   4 -  0      64  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         LUNGING ATTACK    16 -  11 -  2      59  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   1 -  1      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         AIMED BLOW        13 -  14 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         SLASHING ATTACK   13 -  15 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         TOTAL PARRY        6 -   9 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -  14 -  0      30  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         BASHING ATTACK     3 -  10 -  0      23  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         WALL OF STEEL      1 -   4 -  0      20  |

Turn 536 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         3 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  2         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  2         3  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  MAXIMUS 6718               17   7  2  112 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
LUNGING ATTACK   KHALUM'S MIDGET 6721       13   8  1   85 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
AIMED BLOW       NYZEIL OGLATA 6753          5   2  0   46 PHILANTHROPISTS (553)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is VAXTON 2689.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
VINN WULF 6755.  The ten other most popular fighters were THORIK 3125, WENDOL VARN 
6792, MAXIMUS 6718, NYZEIL OGLATA 6753, TITAN 6796, PHLEUM PRATENSE 6335, ELDAR BARRY 
6334, ERBIN FRORLIN 6725, KHALUM'S MIDGET 6721, and OANIUN SETT 6331.

The least popular fighter this week was QUORD RASSEL 6772.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were RANSKEL 6752, BLUE ORC 6761, TAN ORC 6784, STRAIGHT LINE 6714, 
GRACUS 3137, VALDRIC 3056, VAXTON 2689, VIOLET ORC 6783, OANIUN SETT 6331, and 
KHALUM'S MIDGET 6721.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

VAXTON (17-2689) STEEL WOLVES (269)