DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/02/2004    Duedate: 09/15/2004

ZORPUNT ARENA

DM-24    TURN-486

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GYRADOS
WATER DECK (459)
(24-4476) [14-4-0,86]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GYRADOS                        GORTHAUR
WATER DECK (459)               FACES OF DOOM (449)
(24-4476) [14-4-0,86]          (24-4372) [4-0-0,63]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TOMBO LARK                     TRISKAIDEKAPHOBIA
KRILL CAVALRY (403)            13 YRS & COUNTING (465)
(24-4488) [9-19-0,46]          (24-4594) [1-3-0,18]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

13 YRS & COUNTING (465)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WATER DECK (459)            23
2. 13 YRS & COUNTING (465)     14      13 YRS & COUNTING (465)
3. KRILL CAVALRY (403)         14      Unchartered Team
4. FACES OF DOOM (449)          8
5. AUSSIE KILLERS (455)         3      FACES OF DOOM (449)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*FACES OF DOOM (449)        4   0  0  100   1/ 3 13 YRS & COUNTING (465)   6  3 0
 2/ 3 13 YRS & COUNTING (465)   19   9  0 67.9   2/ 2 KRILL CAVALRY (403)       6  9 0
 3/ 4 WATER DECK (459)          53  34  4 60.9   3/ 1 WATER DECK (459)          5  6 0
 4/ 5 AUSSIE KILLERS (455)      75  67  3 52.8   4/ 4*FACES OF DOOM (449)       3  0 0
 5/ 6 KRILL CAVALRY (403)      407 426 12 48.9   5/ 5 AUSSIE KILLERS (455)      3  3 0
 6- 7*FUNKY FOLK V (468)         0   3  0  0.0   6- 6*FUNKY FOLK V (468)        0  3 0

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

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

                                      SPY REPORT

     Ready for some action-packed adventure, some thrills, chills and spills?  Well 
fergit it, cause this is the Spyreport for ZORPUNT.  Like, WATER DECK had to be so 
embarrassed when they got kicked off #1 spot by 13 YRS & COUNTING!  Way to go 13 YRS 
& COUNTING!  MVP award for GREAT WHITE SHARK?  AUSSIE KILLERS' proud of it after 
beating TELLER FLETE and getting 11 points.  Talk about yer big time losers!  
STONEFISH got smashed by CAPTAIN INSANO, and lost 8 points!  This Duelmaster is like 
something else!  GYRADOS stopped VETERAN MERCENARY dead in his tracks!  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.  AUSSIE KILLERS was ZORPUNT's most avoided team.  Is there some 
award for that?  I don't know what FACES OF DOOM's been doing.  They certainly 
haven't been accepting many fights from AUSSIE KILLERS, that's fer sher.  Like, is 
TOMBO LARK popular, or what?  He was challenged the most in all of ZORPUNT!  He's got 
a 9-19-0, is that good?  GORTHAUR must not be a good enough fighter to get in fair 
fights.  He TV challenged TOMBO LARK.  9 is a big difference.  (Well, that's what 
they tell me.) I thought GORTHAUR showed great skill and promise when he subdued 
TOMBO LARK.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other!  Don't you guys ever give 
it a break?  What if they had a fight and nobody showed up?  I'd be out of a job, 
that's what!!!   
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I'm getting tired of writing this stuff, so I'm calling it quits.  I had a fun 
time, see you later-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GYRADOS 4476                 14   4  0    86       WATER DECK (459)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WARTORTLE 4521               10   4  1   102       WATER DECK (459)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GORTHAUR 4372                 4   0  0    63       FACES OF DOOM (449)
 CAPTAIN INSANO 4564           8   2  0    59       13 YRS & COUNTING (465)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TENTACRUEL 4588               3   4  0    50       WATER DECK (459)
 STONEFISH 4489               10   6  0    48       AUSSIE KILLERS (455)
 GREAT WHITE SHARK 4511        9   9  0    48       AUSSIE KILLERS (455)
 TOMBO LARK 4488               9  19  0    46       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
 BOO 4558                      5   3  0    44       13 YRS & COUNTING (465)
 PINE LEAF 4580                7   5  0    43       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
 TELLER FLETE 4510             8  15  0    39       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
 JOE POOLE 4534                7   7  0    35       KRILL CAVALRY (403)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LIMPETTE 4581                 8   4  0    33       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
-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                  
 TRISKAIDEKAPHOBIA 4594        1   3  0    18       13 YRS & COUNTING (465)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
MIST 4609              0  1 0 WATER DECK 459        DARK CHAMPION 416     486 NONE    
ICE 4608               0  1 0 WATER DECK 459        WURM KIN 419          486 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Gorthaur -- Curse you!  If I was able to use my REAL height, you wouldn't have done 
that.  You wouldn't have been ABLE to do that, because I'm really two feet taller.  

The Commission makes me crouch down like this; it has something to do with "not 
distorting the curve."  As if I cared!  But Leeta makes me cooperate.  Curse her, too. 
-- Teller Flete

Captain Insano -- You really ARE insane. -- Tombo Lark, panting and staggering

Tentacruel -- That's JUST like a man.  You find somebody smaller than you are, 
somebody you can push around, and it's "off the deck" with her.  And then you laughed 
when the water spoiled my party dress.  Insult to injury! -- Limpette

Stonefish -- (sigh)  You'd think I would know better by now, wouldn't you?  It's just 
no use at all to go beating on a stone. -- Pine Leaf

What are we doing with an armed Rirorni here?  And a big one, in a position of trust 
and authority!  This could be serious. -- Joe Poole

Joe Poole -- Your anti-Rirorni bigotry is showing.  I am a responsible member of this 
community hoping to better myself.  You might do well to follow my example. -- 
Barkhaotai, an Ambitious Guard

24 August 2004
                            Invitation to Newbie Managers
                                      by Hammer

     As a Captain of the Vendetta Cartel, Hammer has recently dissolved the Vendetta 
Cartel Crimson Ascension Family.  Lady Martilyo and Rook are NO LONGER members of the 
Vendetta Cartel.
     The Vendetta Cartel is divided into "Families" under the leadership of Captains; 
who have been appointed by the VC God Father known throughout the duelingland as 
Master Darque.
     Hammer is now the Captain of the Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe and the veteran 
manager extends an invitation for prospective membership as a Probate [ONLY 2 Probate 
positions are available in the VC Tarantula Tribe at the present time!] to any Newbie 
Manager who qualifies under the following conditions:
     1. Newbie Manager MUST have Online Access for Email communications!   [Hammer is 
presently living in Qatar and Lieutenants Maximillian and Firehawk are  living in 
Canada; so Email Communication is a MUST for consideration!]
     2. Newbie Manager MUST have the time and funds to create 2 new  stables to be 
placed in 2 separate Slow Arenas [the cost of running 1 stable in a  Regular Arena!] 
to actively participate on a monthly basis with the other 3 T-Tribe  members of the 
Vendetta Cartel!
     3. Newbie Manager MUST have the DESIRE to be an Active Member of the  Vendetta 
Cartel as a Tarantula Tribe trainee aka Probate; developing his/her managerial skills 
under the mentorship of Hammer and the other VC members; thus proving themselves 
worthy to become Vendetta Cartel Lieutenants in the Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe!
     The Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe lives by the Feud; thereby prospective 
Probates are forewarned that membership guarantees instant Friends and instant 
Enemies!
     Any prospective Probates who:
     1) seek to improve their managerial insights/abilities under the counsel of 
Hammer and other Vendetta Cartel members 
     2) desire to be active members of an Active Alliance that WILL NOT Dissolve in a 
Few Months; building lasting friendships while enjoying Feuding with Common Enemies 
     3) who enjoy sending their gladiators to Tournaments and would strive to see 
their manager name listed among the TV and TC winners in the Mailer Tourney 
Newsletters as a member of the Vendetta Cartel 
MUST DO THE FOLLOWING:
     Send an Email to HammerDM@fastermail.com to introduce yourself and provide Hammer 
with a short Bio of your managerial successes/failures and favorite/least favorite 
fighting styles; with a listing of your active stable/stables for Hammer to verify in 
the online newsletters.
     Hammer will choose the 2 prospective Probates for membership in the Vendetta 
Cartel Tarantula Tribe on the basis of who he decides will be most suited [to Hammer's 
purposes as the T-Tribe Captain!] from among those responding to this All Arena Ad on 
a first response/first acceptance or rejection basis!
     -- Hammer; Vendetta Cartel Captain/WordSmith and WeaponSmith of the Vendetta 
Cartel Tarantula Tribe

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MIST was dealt death by DARK CHAMPION in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
ICE was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
GORTHAUR demolished TOMBO LARK in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
CAPTAIN INSANO outlasted STONEFISH in a unpopular 24 minute Challenge duel.
TRISKAIDEKAPHOBIA was bested by LIMPETTE in a popular 5 minute brutal Challenge fight.
GYRADOS viciously subdued VETERAN MERCENARY in a action packed 2 minute Title brawl.
JOE POOLE was bested by BOO in a 4 minute match.
TELLER FLETE was devastated by GREAT WHITE SHARK in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
PINE LEAF overcame AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 2 minute melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW         6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   20 -  14 -  1      59  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    27 -  19 -  0      59  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         TOTAL PARRY       16 -  12 -  0      57  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL     11 -   9 -  0      55  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   3 -  1      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK     8 -  14 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   4 -  0      33  |

Turn 486 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 -  2         3  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   GYRADOS 4476               14   4  0   86 WATER DECK (459)
STRIKING ATTACK  GORTHAUR 4372               4   0  0   63 FACES OF DOOM (449)
TOTAL PARRY      CAPTAIN INSANO 4564         8   2  0   59 13 YRS & COUNTING (465)
WALL OF STEEL    PINE LEAF 4580              7   5  0   43 KRILL CAVALRY (403)
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 TRISKAIDEKAPHOBIA 4594.  The ten other most popular fighters were LIMPETTE 4581, 
GYRADOS 4476, PINE LEAF 4580, JOE POOLE 4534, MIST 4609, GORTHAUR 4372, GREAT WHITE 
SHARK 4511, ICE 4608, TOMBO LARK 4488, and BOO 4558.

The least popular fighter this week was CAPTAIN INSANO 4564.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were STONEFISH 4489, TELLER FLETE 4510, BOO 4558, TOMBO LARK 4488, 
ICE 4608, GREAT WHITE SHARK 4511, GORTHAUR 4372, MIST 4609, JOE POOLE 4534, and PINE 
LEAF 4580.

                FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY XXXIII

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SQUATCH 1794 (195-110-7)               6  3  0         LOST IN SPACE        

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
HUGE TWIRLING MAN 4457 (22-26-0)       2  3  0         DIABLO ALSO          
TRUMP 4359 (29-40-1)                   1  4  0         BAD HAND             
JOHN ASHCROFT 4355 (20-29-2)           0  5  0         DOH!                 

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DR NUT 4254 (56-36-2)                  2  3  0         DP CLONES            

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CROCONAW 4475 (13-1-1)                 0  4  0         WATER DECK           

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PINK TACO 4287 (4-1-0)                 5  3  0         SWEET BLISS          
GYRADOS 4476 (10-4-0)                  1  3  0         WATER DECK           

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BOO 4558 (3-1-0)                       5  3  0         13 YRS & COUNTING    
GORTHAUR 4372 (0-0-0)                  5  3  0         FACES OF DOOM        
CAPTAIN INSANO 4564 (4-2-0)            3  3  0         13 YRS & COUNTING    

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TENTACRUEL 4588 (1-3-0)                3  3  0         WATER DECK           

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
POOP SLINGER 4478 (0-0-0)              1  3  0         LOOK OUT!!           
TRISKAIDEKAPHOBIA 4594 (0-0-0)         0  3  0         13 YRS & COUNTING