DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/22/2004    Duedate: 08/04/2004

ZORPUNT ARENA

DM-24    TURN-483

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

WARTORTLE
WATER DECK (459)
(24-4521) [9-4-1,95]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

WARTORTLE                      CAPTAIN INSANO
WATER DECK (459)               13 YRS & COUNTING (465)
(24-4521) [9-4-1,95]           (24-4564) [5-2-0,34]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TOMBO LARK                     TOMBO LARK
KRILL CAVALRY (403)            KRILL CAVALRY (403)
(24-4488) [8-17-0,41]          (24-4488) [8-17-0,41]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

WATER DECK (459)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. KRILL CAVALRY (403)         31
2. FACES OF DOOM (449)         31      WATER DECK (459)
3. 13 YRS & COUNTING (465)      9      Unchartered Team
4. BATTLEMANIA (71)             0
5. AUSSIE KILLERS (455)        -8      FACES OF DOOM (449)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*FACES OF DOOM (449)        1   0  0  100   1/ 1 WATER DECK (459)          9  4 0
 2/ 1*STAR DRECK (467)           3   1  0 75.0   2/ 2 AUSSIE KILLERS (455)      6  2 0
 3/ 2*13 YRS & COUNTING (465)   13   6  0 68.4   3/ 3 KRILL CAVALRY (403)       6  9 0
 4/ 3 WATER DECK (459)          48  28  4 63.2   4/ 4*STAR DRECK (467)          2  1 0
 5/ 4 AUSSIE KILLERS (455)      72  64  3 52.9   5- 5 BATTLEMANIA (71)          1  0 0
 6- 5 BATTLEMANIA (71)         388 360 26 51.9   6/ 0*FACES OF DOOM (449)       1  0 0
 7/ 6 KRILL CAVALRY (403)      401 417 12 49.0   7/ 6*13 YRS & COUNTING (465)   1  2 0

    '*'   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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                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 246): GOLDENEYE of BONDAGE (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 493): CHERRY CHEETAH of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 493): ZERO THE HERO of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 486): ILSA SHE-WOLF of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 482): CROCONAW of WATER DECK (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 482): MONKEY WRENCH of PRIMATES-R-US (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 483): NICKEL of ERRATUM (JE, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 478): DARK CHOCOLATE of RED DOG GANG (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 444): LEADFOOT of TACO GODS (The Oracle, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 437): MARS of WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 431): SILVER FURY of CYNICAL DELUSIONS (Eclipse, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 193): MUTILATE of ASSASSIN NATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  60 LOOPHOLES (turn 342): LACHES of LEGALESE (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 331): SEXTANT of SAILS OF CHARON (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 148): CHEROKEE of CHIEFS' ELITE (Matrix, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 379): HELIO of ULTIMATE ACCELERATION from ARVAT (LHI, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 246): PHOENIX FIRE (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 493): THE BLUES (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 493): THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 486): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 482): WATER DECK (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 482): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 483): WARCKERS (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 478): RED DOG GANG (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 444): BEYOND THE PALE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 437): WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 431): DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 193): ASSASSIN NATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  60 LOOPHOLES (turn 342): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 331): WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 148): CHIEFS' ELITE (Matrix, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 379): RISEN FROM THE DEAD, etc. (LHI, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 245): MISS STEP of LADIES IN WAITING (Crip, mgr.)
                           GREY FOX of A.K.A. (?, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 493): NIXIE SEASPRITE of SCARLET KNIGHTS (Talon Warsmith)
                   (turn 492): BARK of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 482): CROCONAW of WATER DECK (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 483): AMEE of HEADBANGERS (Sablon-O-Vlad, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 431): BERKE of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Greetings, all!

This is the last time I shall address you as my invitation to the Isle came last
week.  It will be a great honor to be the first from this team to graduate and fight
for Noble on The Isle.  Unfortunately, I must've had stars in my eyes or something,
as I proceeded to go 0-3 in the champions class at the most recent tournament.  In
fact, this news must've overwhelmed our entire squad as Tentacruel was the only one
of us to manage 3 wins, and was the sole highlight from amongst us.  Because of this,
we'll be making some changes.  Goldeen and I will be assaulting the DA this turn and
see if we can survive.  Regardless of my outcome, I'm out of here...Goldeen has a
little bit more to think about before she fights again.  I wish her luck....

The other warriors on our squad will remain here and continue to fight and prepare
for their future.  Hopefully Wartortle, Gyrados and/or Goldeen if she survives can
continue the recent Water Deck tradition of dominating the top ranks.  Still no new
teams, and interest in the arena is still flagging.  If this keeps up, perhaps we'll
be one of the arenas to close in the future.  Luckily, the fans still seem to be
coming out regularly.

I say good luck to you Zorpunt!  I hope to bring you glory in the future!!

Croconaw

                                      SPY REPORT

     Oh, hi.  Its just little 'ol Debby Tonte.  Thought I'd check out ZORPUNT to see 
what's new.  MVP award for GORTHAUR?  FACES OF DOOM's proud of him after beating 
TRISKAIDEKAPHOBIA and getting 31 points.  Talk about yer big time losers!  JAMES T. 
JERK got smashed by TENTACRUEL, and lost 18 points!  Like DARK ARENA's STONE GOLEM is 
sweating since he got Dark Arena Challenged by Duelmaster CROCONAW!  The crowds were 
amazed this turn, as STONE GOLEM killed the Duelmaster, CROCONAW, leaving WATER DECK 
in mourning.  WARTORTLE gets to be new Duelmaster.  But doesn't this mean people 
might try to kill him, too?  Is the Duelmaster really being a real snob to his 
teammates?  Don't ask me!   
     I gotta admit I haven't been in "deep con caves" with any spies.  Really, I just 
wing this stuff.  The warriors of BATTLEMANIA must be getting lonely.  They were the 
most avoided team.  Do you guys know something that I don't?  I don't know what STAR 
DRECK's been doing.  They certainly haven't been accepting many fights from 
BATTLEMANIA, that's fer sher.  Like, is GREAT WHITE SHARK popular, or what?  It was 
challenged the most in all of ZORPUNT!  It's got a 8-7-0, is that good?   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All ZORPUNT ever talks about is fighting!  
Me, I'm more laid back.  Hey!  Quit laughing!  Just because GOLDEEN had 10-2-2 was no 
reason for WATER DECK to send her to the Dark Arena!  Stop it!  Hey, warriors get 
killed by other warriors, not by their manager sending them to the Dark Arena.  
What's wrong with GOLDEEN's 10-2-2, WATER DECK?  Enough already!  All I've heard 
lately is "Will 13 YRS & COUNTING Bloodfeud WARTORTLE of WATER DECK to revenge LITTLE 
GIRL CRUSH's death?"  I mean, who cares?  What if they had a fight and nobody showed 
up?  I'd be out of a job, that's what!!!   
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I gotta leave.  ZORPUNT is like such a dump, and you guys 
smell too much!  I had a fun time, see you later-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WARTORTLE 4521                9   4  1    95       WATER DECK (459)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ORESTES 4471                 13  10  1    68       BATTLEMANIA (71)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GYRADOS 4476                 11   4  0    66       WATER DECK (459)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STONEFISH 4489                8   5  0    49       AUSSIE KILLERS (455)
-E.I. DOH! 4578                5   1  0    49       BATTLEMANIA (71)
 TELLER FLETE 4510             8  12  0    48       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
 GREAT WHITE SHARK 4511        8   7  0    46       AUSSIE KILLERS (455)
 TOMBO LARK 4488               8  17  0    41       KRILL CAVALRY (403)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CAPTAIN INSANO 4564           5   2  0    34       13 YRS & COUNTING (465)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOE POOLE 4534                6   5  0    33       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
 LIMPETTE 4581                 6   3  0    33       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
 TENTACRUEL 4588               2   3  0    33       WATER DECK (459)
 BOO 4558                      3   2  0    31       13 YRS & COUNTING (465)
 GORTHAUR 4372                 1   0  0    31       FACES OF DOOM (449)
-TIGER SHARK 4575              3   4  0    28       AUSSIE KILLERS (455)
-TAIPAN 4583                   1   3  0    27       AUSSIE KILLERS (455)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MIYAMOTO MUSASHI 4579         2   1  0    22       BATTLEMANIA (71)
 PINE LEAF 4580                5   4  0    20       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
-PROVRBS 4586                  2   0  0    19       BATTLEMANIA (71)
 JAMES T. JERK 4590            3   1  0    11       STAR DRECK (467)
 TRISKAIDEKAPHOBIA 4594        0   1  0     5       13 YRS & COUNTING (465)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
LITTLE GIRL CRUS 4556  5  1 0 13 YRS & COUNTING 465 WARTORTLE 4521        480         
CROCONAW 4475         13  2 1 WATER DECK 459        STONE GOLEM 418       483 NONE    
GOLDEEN 4522          10  3 2 WATER DECK 459        BANDIT PRINCE 417     483 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Stonefish -- (reflectively)  I never liked fish. -- Tombo Lark

James T. Jerk -- You said it, not me. -- Pine Leaf

Great White Shark -- I'd really like to have a sharkskin suit.... -- Teller
Flete

Persistent Beggar?  Pah. -- Limpette

Tentacruel -- This tent has been struck. -- Joe Poole

12 July 2004
All Readers -- Due to the pressures resulting from preparing for and dealing with the
Face to Face, no spotlights will be written until it's over. -- the Scribe

17 July 2004
I am currently trying to put together a favorites chart for AD warriors.  I
desperately need help with this.  What I need are style, favorite rhythm (ex.:
hi/low), favorite weapons, and tactics.  What would be great is if you could send me
a copy of the invite with the warrior's name, id#, and arena blacked out.  This way,
I can verify that this is an actual warrior.  Minis will work, too!

For those interested, I have both a challenge style vs. style and a match-up style
vs. style chart.  There's about 250 fights calculated in these charts, and I'll be
happy to send a copy to anyone who asks.  You can contact me (if you're a free world
player) at: Rick Stringer, Merit/East, SCI, P.O. Box 500, Georgetown, DE 19947-0500.
If you're in prison, just send a diplo to:  Baphomet, Mgr. Knights Templar (568), DM
#47--North Fork.  (I also have a lot of other charts and info for anyone who wants
it.)  Thanks!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CROCONAW was dealt death by STONE GOLEM in a crowd pleasing 4 minute Dark Arena fight.
GOLDEEN was savagely slain by BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
STONEFISH defeated TOMBO LARK in a crowd pleasing 4 minute Challenge duel.
GYRADOS devastated GREAT WHITE SHARK in a exciting 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
TENTACRUEL devastated JAMES T. JERK in a 1 minute uneven Challenge brawl.
WARTORTLE overpowered VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute one-sided Title struggle.
TELLER FLETE devastated BOO in a 2 minute gruesome one-sided competition.
CAPTAIN INSANO unbelievably bested PINE LEAF in a action packed 6 minute duel.
JOE POOLE overpowered CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute uneven duel.
LIMPETTE overpowered CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
GORTHAUR viciously subdued TRISKAIDEKAPHOBIA in a 2 minute veteran vs. novice bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK   24 -  14 -  1      63  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         LUNGING ATTACK    33 -  21 -  1      61  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL     11 -   8 -  0      58  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         AIMED BLOW         6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   4 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         TOTAL PARRY       12 -  18 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         BASHING ATTACK     9 -  16 -  0      36  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   7 -  0      30  |

Turn 483 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     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  5         3  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  WARTORTLE 4521              9   4  1   95 WATER DECK (459)
LUNGING ATTACK   GYRADOS 4476               11   4  0   66 WATER DECK (459)
TOTAL PARRY      STONEFISH 4489              8   5  0   49 AUSSIE KILLERS (455)
BASHING ATTACK   GREAT WHITE SHARK 4511      8   7  0   46 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 TOMBO LARK 4488.  The ten other most popular fighters were GORTHAUR 4372, PINE 
LEAF 4580, TELLER FLETE 4510, GOLDEEN 4522, GYRADOS 4476, WARTORTLE 4521, STONEFISH 
4489, TENTACRUEL 4588, JOE POOLE 4534, and LIMPETTE 4581.

The least popular fighter this week was CAPTAIN INSANO 4564.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were JAMES T. JERK 4590, TRISKAIDEKAPHOBIA 4594, BOO 4558, GREAT 
WHITE SHARK 4511, LIMPETTE 4581, JOE POOLE 4534, TENTACRUEL 4588, STONEFISH 4489, 
WARTORTLE 4521, and GYRADOS 4476.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

CROCONAW (24-4475) WATER DECK (459)