DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/27/2004    Duedate: 06/09/2004

ZORPUNT ARENA

DM-24    TURN-479

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CROCONAW
WATER DECK (459)
(24-4475) [10-1-1,98]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CROCONAW                       LITTLE GIRL CRUSH
WATER DECK (459)               13 YRS & COUNTING (465)
(24-4475) [10-1-1,98]          (24-4556) [5-0-0,63]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TOMBO LARK                     ORESTES
KRILL CAVALRY (403)            BATTLEMANIA (71)
(24-4488) [8-13-0,37]          (24-4471) [12-10-1,61]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

KRILL CAVALRY (403)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BATTLEMANIA (71)            47
2. AUSSIE KILLERS (455)        27      WATER DECK (459)
3. 13 YRS & COUNTING (465)      9      Unchartered Team
4. WATER DECK (459)             8
5. KRILL CAVALRY (403)          2      13 YRS & COUNTING (465)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*13 YRS & COUNTING (465)   11   3  0 78.6   1/ 1 KRILL CAVALRY (403)      10  5 0
 2/ 2 WATER DECK (459)          35  23  3 60.3   2/ 2 WATER DECK (459)          8  7 0
 3/ 3 THE MC5 (445)            131 116 12 53.0   3/ 3 BATTLEMANIA (71)          7  4 1
 4/ 4 AUSSIE KILLERS (455)      65  59  3 52.4   4/ 4*13 YRS & COUNTING (465)   5  3 0
 5/ 5 BATTLEMANIA (71)         385 360 26 51.7   5/ 5 THE MC5 (445)             4  4 0
 6/ 6 KRILL CAVALRY (403)      393 405 12 49.2   6/ 6 AUSSIE KILLERS (455)      2  6 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly ZORPUNT games.  Did only my eyes note the 4-0-1 record 
which BATTLEMANIA managed to post this round?  I don't doubt that such a record will 
draw challengers!  WARTORTLE caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as 
he skillfully bested TOMMY HEARNS and was awarded 19 points in recognition.  In one 
of the week's more notable duels, WARTORTLE put down TOMMY HEARNS, causing him to 
lose 18 points of recognition in the process.  Not for nothing has CROCONAW in the 
past laid claim to the Duelmaster's throne, and this week he's proven his combat 
skill yet again.  No confirmation, but my sources claim that the top team has gained 
their position using magical aids.  Charmed weapons perhaps?   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In ZORPUNT "art" is a word that has 
long since passed from the language!  My inside sources tell me that the team to beat 
in ZORPUNT these days is BATTLEMANIA.  At least, most blades in town are looking to 
avoid them.  Methinks more than a few here could name the guild it was that spent the 
better part of last week avoiding BATTLEMANIA.  Indeed it was WATER DECK.  Mighty 
fighters cannot but expect competition from those below.  GYRADOS take warning!  You 
have more than a few enemies in ZORPUNT.   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  Strange what qualities come forth in the face of certain doom.  
ORESTES has the town astir with the news of his Dark Arena victory!  Some say a 
warrior is judged by the way he bears arms.  One thing is sure, better a dagger in 
hand then a sword on the belt!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in ZORPUNT.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  More than a sharp eye must I 
keep, indeed a stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari 
await me!  Till we meet again, remember:  a turtle walks slow, hides head in a shell, 
and harms no one; a lion runs to slay its prey.-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CROCONAW 4475                10   1  1    98       WATER DECK (459)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOLDEEN 4522                  7   2  2    77       WATER DECK (459)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WARTORTLE 4521                6   3  0    66       WATER DECK (459)
 IGGY POP 4469                 6  11  1    65       THE MC5 (445)
 LITTLE GIRL CRUSH 4556        5   0  0    63       13 YRS & COUNTING (465)
 ORESTES 4471                 12  10  1    61       BATTLEMANIA (71)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GEORGE CLINTON 4470           6   7  1    56       THE MC5 (445)
 TOMMY HEARNS 4532             4   4  1    46       THE MC5 (445)
 GREAT WHITE SHARK 4511        6   5  0    44       AUSSIE KILLERS (455)
 GYRADOS 4476                  9   4  0    43       WATER DECK (459)
 TOMBO LARK 4488               8  13  0    37       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
 STONEFISH 4489                5   4  0    37       AUSSIE KILLERS (455)
 TELLER FLETE 4510             5  11  0    35       KRILL CAVALRY (403)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CAPTAIN INSANO 4564           4   2  0    31       13 YRS & COUNTING (465)
 E.I. DOH! 4578                4   1  0    30       BATTLEMANIA (71)
 JOE POOLE 4534                4   3  0    29       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
 LIMPETTE 4581                 4   1  0    28       KRILL CAVALRY (403)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PINE LEAF 4580                4   1  0    19       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
 PROVRBS 4586                  2   0  0    19       BATTLEMANIA (71)
 BOO 4558                      2   1  0    19       13 YRS & COUNTING (465)
-HENRY FORD 4528               3   6  1    16       THE MC5 (445)
 MIYAMOTO MUSASHI 4579         1   1  0    14       BATTLEMANIA (71)
 TIGER SHARK 4575              2   3  0     9       AUSSIE KILLERS (455)
 TAIPAN 4583                   0   2  0     8       AUSSIE KILLERS (455)
 TENTACRUEL 4588               0   1  0     1       WATER DECK (459)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
SHEWISH GIANT 413      0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          ORESTES 4471          479 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Little Girl Crush -- No, I couldn't crush a little girl.  I'm a good guy.  I've got a 
certificate to prove it.  No konep for ME. -- Teller Flete
P.S.  Of course, if a few people were to look the other way....

Gyrados -- Why are you spinning around?  It makes me dizzy. -- Tombo Lark

Stonefish -- Ah, I know what kind of stone YOU are!  You're a leverite.  As in "leave 
'er right there." -- Limpette
P.S.  And maybe drop another, larger stone on top of you.

Tiger Shark -- That catnip really gets to you, doesn't it? -- Joe Poole

Miyamoto Musashi -- So, when did you decide that rings make a suitable defense 
against swords?  And why are you still trying to do it that way, eh? -- Pine Leaf

6 May 2004
                                     DEATH FEST

     The ferocious ghosts of former glories whispered across the wind swept sands of
DM 59; agonizing incessantly due to the diminutive demise of the Delarq arena known
as Illis.
     Tattered banners and forgotten memories wailed in the wind for a dynamic death
march to dawn once more upon the blood stained sands of the Delarq slow arena.
     The distant call crying for  a declaration of restoration amidst the ruin of the
all but forgotten Delarq arena carried to the far corners of Alastari; drawing the
Devious, the Diabolical, the Dangerous and the Down Challenging to cross blades and
wage warfare among an assemblage of new stables managed by the Known and Unknown;
willing to spill fresh blood, while carving their destiny during 15 Rounds of contest
driven combat to be known as the "Illis Incredibly Diabolical Delarq Death Fest".
     A lone cloaked figure huddled by lamplight in a remote outpost near the
crossroads of ElseWhere and ElseWhen; feverishly formulating the foundational
framework for the dawning of the Delarq Death Fest in DM 59, complete with
Gladiatorial Commission sanctioned prizes to promote the growing thirst for a Delarq
Slow Arena Death Festival.

     Delarq Death Fest Opening Round debuts the first turn immediately following the
Summer 2004 F2F Tourney and continues through the completion of 15 consecutive
rounds.
     Death Fest points are Won or Lost ONLY in the DM 59 Delarq Slow Arena [Tourneys
DO NOT Add or Subtract from the Death Fest Point Scoring System]:

Death Fest Scoring Format:
Win =3D +2 pts
Loss =3D -1 pt
Kill =3D +5 pts [in addition to +2 pts for Win]
Death =3D -3 pts [in addition to 1 pt for Loss]
Dark Arena Kill =3D +10 pts [in addition to +2 pts for Win]
Dark Arena Death =3D -5 pts [in addition to 1 pt for Loss]
Revenged Blood Feud =3D +5 pts [successful Revenged Blood Feud provides Death Fest
contestants the opportunity to cancel out 3 pts for Death and 1 pt for Loss; while
gaining +1 pt overall for the Revenged Blood Feud in addition to the +2 pts for Win]

    DEATH FEST PRIZES will be awarded to the Top Ten Death Fest Stables on the basis
of Total Points*** accumulated during the 15 rounds of competition as follows:

1.  Favorite Weapon Knowledge for 1 (one) warrior ranked Initiate or higher on the
Final Round to be revealed by RSI to each of the Top Ten Death Fest Stables
2.  Renaming of Dark Arena Monsters and NPCs [yet to be determined according to how
many DA Monsters and NPCs are available in DM 59 for Renaming]
3.  The Top Five Death Fest Stables will receive New Team Rollup Certificates as
follows:  1st (10), 2nd (8), 3rd (6), 4th (4) and 5th (2)
4.  Renaming Illis Arena for 6 months plus Receiving 6 months Free Play courtesy of
RSI will be awarded to the manager of the 1st Place Death Fest Stable
5.  Discussions are underway regarding a possible Special Award granted to the Illis
Iron Stable qualifiers who compete in 67 of a possible 75 fights during the course of
the 15 consecutive rounds of the Death Fest [Key Factor is How Many (?) stables will
be competing in the Death Fest without drawing away participation by current managers
in the remaining slow arenas!]  Therefore, it is important for all managers entering
stables in DM 59 for the upcoming Death Fest to contact RSI as soon as possible
regarding their participation in this contest so that a Final Ruling on the proposed
Illis Iron Stable Award can be issued by RSI.

***TieBreaker is determined on the Final Round by the DM 59 Newsletter Recognition
Rankings.  The stable with the Highest Ranked Active Gladiator is granted the
decision.  [Example: Warrior A and Warrior B are both listed in the Recognition
Rankings with 87 pts; however, because Warrior A is listed in the Recognition
Rankings ahead of Warrior B, then Warrior A is granted the TieBreaker Decision for
His/Her stable!]

     Opening Round Team Spotlight Bonus [minimum 15 paragraphs!]  Each Delarq Death
Fest competitor who writes a Team Spotlight featuring their Stable (Name) and
Managerial Alias [Gladiatorial Names Optional] in regards to competing in the Delarq
Death Fest will receive 25 pts added to His/Her opening round score.
     Illis Iron Stable Bonus [in addition to the proposed award awaiting RSI
approval!]  Any manager whose stable competes in at least 67 of the possible 75
fights during the 15 rounds of Death Fest receives 25 points added to His/Her final
overall score [this allows each stable the cushion of missing one round of
competition; plus up to 3 additional fights due to waiting for replacement rollups
from Deaths suffered either in Tourneys or during the Death Fest contest in DM 59
over the course of 15 rounds of competition!]

Delarq Death Fest
Hosted by Hammer
[Who Else?]

25 May 2004
                                 TEN TURNS OF HELL:
                        The KLK Capture The Flag Competition

In the spirit of the ongoing effort to make arena play what it used to be (FUN!!), I
am proud to announce the KLK Capture The Flag Competition.  The competition will be
held in Jhans (DM-36, which has, by the way, grown in size equal to Talcama already).
:)  We are announcing this contest early to allow managers time to prep.

Rules:
     -- On turn 462 (due 8/4/04) the lowest ranked warrior on your team is given your
team's 'flag' (he is your initial flag defender).
     -- Starting on turn 463 (due 8/18/04) flags will be defended every turn and turn
463 is the turn scoring will begin.
     -- Fights involving flags are winners-take-all and a warrior can carry as many
flags as he can win.
     -- If a warrior holding a flag either A) goes inactive, B) loses to a stand-by
warrior or C) gets DA'd, he forfeits all flags he has and they are returned the their
original team's lowest ranked warrior.
     -- If you hold your own flag on an inactive warrior you receive NO POINTS that
turn.
     -- If a warrior graduates to AD holding flags starting on the next turn those
flags will be defended by the lowest ranked warrior on the team of the graduating
warrior.
     -- Scoring as follows for each turn:
          2 pts -- possession of your own team flag
          1 pt -- possession any other flag
          1 pt -- for each win
          1 pt -- for each kill
          1 pt -- for each award you receive in the newsletter
     -- You may enter as many teams as you like (per RSI rules) but each team is its
own entry.
     -- Tie-Breaker goes to the team that had the most points from flags.
     -- If still tied the tie-breaker will be the team that had the most points from
kills.  (It's the Delarq way.)
     -- The contest lasts 10 turns and there will be prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd
(based on highest point totals)

Prizes: (what you've been waiting on)
1st -- 3 know favorites potions*
       DA warrior named after winning manager
2nd -- 2 know favorites potions*
3rd -- 1 know favorites potion*

* These are full favorite potions (weapon, rhythms and tactics) and can only be used
on warriors with at least 4 FE.

     How's that for paying out? (grin)  Even if you think that it's all about the TC,
these prizes should be enough to draw you in.  (You know who you are.)
     I hope to see friend and foe alike come to Jhans.  Legion, Froths, and all the
others...this is your personal invite.  Can you win?  Can you survive 10 turns of
Hell in Jhans?
     Note:  Special thanks to RSI for helping make this contest possible.  Thanks
guys!

Bookie
KLK Alliance
Director Jhans' Board of Tourism
Warden of the Froth Circle (grin)
D.R.C. 4 Life

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ORESTES butchered SHEWISH GIANT in a 3 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
BOO was vanquished by TELLER FLETE in a 2 minute brutal uneven Challenge battle.
WARTORTLE overpowered TOMMY HEARNS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
GYRADOS was devastated by LITTLE GIRL CRUSH in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
GREAT WHITE SHARK savagely defeated CAPTAIN INSANO in a 2 minute competition.
CROCONAW vanquished M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
GOLDEEN was beaten by VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 2 minute bloody brawl.
IGGY POP overpowered TOMBO LARK in a action packed 1 minute uneven melee.
LIMPETTE slimly lost to STONEFISH in a dull 13 minute novice vs. expert duel.
JOE POOLE defeated CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute fight.
TIGER SHARK was overpowered by E.I. DOH! in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
MIYAMOTO MUSASHI overpowered TAIPAN in a 1 minute one-sided match.
PINE LEAF bested TENTACRUEL in a 3 minute amateur's conflict.
PROVRBS demolished MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute mismatched match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         WALL OF STEEL      8 -   4 -  0      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   3 -  1      63  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    33 -  21 -  2      61  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         STRIKING ATTACK   18 -  16 -  0      53  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -   8 -  1      53  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         TOTAL PARRY       17 -  20 -  1      46  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK    11 -  14 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         AIMED BLOW         6 -   8 -  0      43  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -  10 -  1      38  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   8 -  0      33  |

Turn 479 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:

PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         6  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  2         1  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  1                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  3                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   CROCONAW 4475              10   1  1   98 WATER DECK (459)
STRIKING ATTACK  WARTORTLE 4521              6   3  0   66 WATER DECK (459)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    ORESTES 4471               12  10  1   61 BATTLEMANIA (71)
BASHING ATTACK   GREAT WHITE SHARK 4511      6   5  0   44 AUSSIE KILLERS (455)
TOTAL PARRY      STONEFISH 4489              5   4  0   37 AUSSIE KILLERS (455)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TOMBO LARK 4488.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was ORESTES 4471.  The ten other most popular fighters were TELLER FLETE 4510, GREAT 
WHITE SHARK 4511, LITTLE GIRL CRUSH 4556, IGGY POP 4469, E.I. DOH! 4578, PINE LEAF 
4580, TENTACRUEL 4588, WARTORTLE 4521, CROCONAW 4475, and GOLDEEN 4522.

The least popular fighter this week was STONEFISH 4489.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were TAIPAN 4583, TIGER SHARK 4575, GYRADOS 4476, TOMMY HEARNS 4532, PROVRBS 
4586, JOE POOLE 4534, TOMBO LARK 4488, CAPTAIN INSANO 4564, BOO 4558, and MIYAMOTO 
MUSASHI 4579.

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XXXVII

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SQUATCH 1794 (190-109-7)               3  3  0         LOST IN SPACE        

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
HUGE TWIRLING MAN 4457 (22-20-0)       0  5  0         DIABLO ALSO          
JOHN ASHCROFT 4355 (19-24-2)           0  5  0         DOH!                 
TRUMP 4359 (29-34-1)                   0  5  0         BAD HAND             

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SLIM SHADY 4370 (18-17-0)              2  3  0         THE MC5              
TAZZY TIGER 4423 (15-10-0)             2  3  0         AUSSIE KILLERS       

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DONAHAR 3006 (11-9-0)                  2  3  0         MAGIC REALM          

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CROCONAW 4475 (7-1-1)                  5  3  0         WATER DECK           
LILITH 4153 (9-2-0)                    5  3  0         MAIDENS OF MYTH      

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PINK TACO 4287 (4-1-0)                 7  3  0         SWEET BLISS          
GOLDEEN 4522 (5-1-2)                   3  3  0         WATER DECK           
WARTORTLE 4521 (4-2-0)                 1  3  0         WATER DECK           

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GORTHAUR 4372 (0-0-0)                  9  3  0         FACES OF DOOM        
LITTLE GIRL CRUSH 4556 (3-0-0)         8  3  0         13 YRS & COUNTING    
CAPTAIN INSANO 4564 (3-0-0)            2  3  0         13 YRS & COUNTING    

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BOO 4558 (0-0-0)                       8  3  0         13 YRS & COUNTING    
TAIPAN 4583 (0-0-0)                    2  3  0         AUSSIE KILLERS       
DEATH ADDER 4582 (0-0-0)               1  3  0         AUSSIE KILLERS       

ELIGIBLES FOOLS TOURNEY                W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DR NUT 4254 (52-33-2)                  2  3  0         DP CLONES            

FRESHMEN FOOLS TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CANE TOAD 4425 (15-13-0)               0  3  0         AUSSIE KILLERS