DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/28/2005    Duedate: 05/11/2005

ZORPUNT ARENA

DM-24    TURN-503

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

WARTORTLE
WATER DECK (459)
(24-4521) [12-4-1,129]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

WARTORTLE                      POSITION IS EMPTY
WATER DECK (459)               
(24-4521) [12-4-1,129]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PINE LEAF                      GYRADOS
KRILL CAVALRY (403)            WATER DECK (459)
(24-4580) [14-15-0,57]         (24-4476) [16-5-0,89]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

WATER DECK (459)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WATER DECK (459)            26
2. KRILL CAVALRY (403)         23      WATER DECK (459)
3. AUSSIE KILLERS (455)         6      Unchartered Team
4. RESCUE RANGERS (342)         0
5. STAR DRECK (467)             0      BLITZKRIEG (474)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 STAR DRECK (467)          12   1  0 92.3   1/ 2 WATER DECK (459)          8  2 0
 2- 2*RESCUE RANGERS (342)      12   6  0 66.7   2/ 1 AUSSIE KILLERS (455)      6  8 0
 3/ 4 WATER DECK (459)          63  39  4 61.8   3/ 3 KRILL CAVALRY (403)       6  9 1
 4/ 5 AUSSIE KILLERS (455)     106  87  4 54.9   4- 6*RESCUE RANGERS (342)      3  1 0
 5/ 6 KRILL CAVALRY (403)      450 467 13 49.1   5- 4 STAR DRECK (467)          2  0 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 256): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 513): ALBINO RAINBOW of WAR-C-KERS (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 513): JUNO of THE DOGHOUSE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 506): NAME DROPPER of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 502): WARTORTLE of WATER DECK (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 502): WE LIKE THE MOON of SPONGMONKEYS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 503): TWISTED SISTER of IT'S ALL RELATIVE (Alfredo
                           Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 495): SENATOR SEDALIA of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 464): DARK LENORA of BEYOND THE PALE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 457): THE VEAL DEAL of GLAD TO MEAT YOU (Alfredo
                             Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 446): KHORNE SHADOWSPAWN of RUBY DRAGONS (Talon Warsmith)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 203): RENDOR QUIL of MIDDLE WAY 8 (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 362): BRUSHFIRE of NATURAL DISASTERS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 351): SHADY LADY of WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 158): SOLAR SISTER of THE FURIOUS FIVE (Generalissimo Puerco)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 398): PEPSI of OVERWORLD from FIREHOLD (Papaiz, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 256): YAKUZA (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 513): LORDS OF CHAOS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 513): THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 506): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 502): AUSSIE KILLERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 502): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 503): GOLDEN CANYON (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 495): GAMEHENDGE (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 464): BEYOND THE PALE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 457): WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 446): BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 203): SITTEES (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 362): CHEER-O-KEE'S (Shaman, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 351): EMPIRE OF THE SUN (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 158): THE FURIOUS FIVE (Generalissimo Puerco, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 398): THE POISON CLAN (Master Tazo, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 513): ALBINO RAINBOW of WAR-C-KERS (Papaiz, mgr.)
                               TEDDY RUXPIN of LORDS OF CHAOS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
                   (turn 512): K. K. DOWNING of THE HEADCUTTERS II (Street Legal)
                               BLUE BLAZES of COLORIFIC (Purple People Eater, mgr.)
                               LOWELL DARNO of IMMORTALS (Dartor, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 513): ANGRY SHEW of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 505): MAYBE LATER of JUST CHILLIN (Mr. Freeze, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 502): WE LIKE THE MOON of SPONGMONKEYS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 464): DARK LENORA of BEYOND THE PALE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 446): KHORNE SHADOWSPAWN of RUBY DRAGONS (Talon Warsmith)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 361): THE-SHOCKER of DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud, mgr.)
                          WILDFIRE of NATURAL DISASTERS (Soultaker, mgr.)
                          NEWCASTLE of BEERBARIANS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 351): SHADY LADY of WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Good day, Zorpunt!  Turn the clock back with me to turn 484.  That's the last time I
fought on the sands here in our fine city.  It was my first defense of the throne I
had earned on turn 483 taking over for my comrade Croconaw who had been DM for the
six previous turns.  He had taken the duelmastership on the ninth fight of his young
career at a record of 8-1-1.  He was inducted to AD later at 13-2-1 including a loss
to Stone Golem on his last fight here.  In short, the last nine turns we have fought
here, the duelmaster has been from our stable, and I'm looking to extend that streak.

We've returned to tune up for tournament combat.  Noble has informed us that the
squad will be participating in the festivities this Summer so we should be
participating in most of the turns between now and then.  Not much has changed since
we left, the arena is still struggling to attract squads and the crowds seem to be
pretty subdued.  James T. Jerk still only has the one loss (handed to him by our very
own Tentacruel)--we'd like to add to that total, but he looks fairly impressive from
what we've scouted.  Still, like most of Noble's stables, we pride ourselves in
fighting the best competition available, so any of you who are willing step on up and
let's get it on!

This turn, we sent Gyrados to test Captain Jerk's resolve.  If our man is successful,
I might give James a chance for the throne next turn, but let's take it one turn at a
time, shall we?  It's nice to be back amongst you, Zorpunt!  Tournament fighting is
fine, but there's no place like home!

Wartortle

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, in ZORPUNT 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 AUSSIE KILLERS is pushed out of top team by WATER DECK, who came from 
2nd with a 4-1-0 this turn.  And let's see, BUBBA JONES fought THE USEROUS MERCHANT 
and gained 15 points and contributed to KRILL CAVALRY's 3-2-1.  PINE LEAF has lost to 
TIGER SHARK, falling 10 points, while helping make KRILL CAVALRY a 3-2-1 turn.  
Defending his title for another turn, WARTORTLE kept AUSSIE KILLERS' warrior, 
STONEFISH, from claiming the throne.  Can someone confirm a rumor for me?  I hear the 
top team makes their losing fighters do dishes at The Warty Toad until they win.  
Maybe?   
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.  STAR DRECK has cause to stand tall, as they were ZORPUNT's 
most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to beat.  And avoiding STAR 
DRECK more than any other team we find WATER DECK.  ZORPUNT, are we going to accept, 
or respect this sort of thing?  Well, sports fans, take notice that GYRADOS from 
WATER DECK was ZORPUNT's most challenged warrior this turn.  In a brave attempt, KING 
BROWN SNAKE from AUSSIE KILLERS challenged up 20 points to fight JOE POOLE from the 
KRILL CAVALRY stable.  KING BROWN SNAKE perhaps got his just desserts, seeing as he 
was beat by JOE POOLE and ended up with 41 recognition points.   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  A brave warrior does not carry a red shield, he has nothing to cover 
or hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     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                  
 WARTORTLE 4521               12   4  1   129       WATER DECK (459)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JAMES T. JERK 4590           12   1  0    91       STAR DRECK (467)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GYRADOS 4476                 16   5  0    89       WATER DECK (459)
 STONEFISH 4489               22  11  0    88       AUSSIE KILLERS (455)
 JOE POOLE 4534               16  15  0    74       KRILL CAVALRY (403)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TIGER SHARK 4575              8   5  0    74       AUSSIE KILLERS (455)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MONTY 3455                    4   1  0    60       RESCUE RANGERS (342)
 PINE LEAF 4580               14  15  0    57       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
 TENTACRUEL 4588               5   4  0    57       WATER DECK (459)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BUBBA JONES 4621              6   5  0    42       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
 KING BROWN SNAKE 4635         5   1  0    41       AUSSIE KILLERS (455)
 VAPOREON 4613                 3   1  0    39       WATER DECK (459)
-DALE 3458                     6   3  0    35       RESCUE RANGERS (342)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TRINA LARK 4615               6   8  0    26       KRILL CAVALRY (403)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BILL POOLE 4634               4   3  1    21       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
-ZIPPER 3459                   2   1  0    17       RESCUE RANGERS (342)
 DEATH ADDER 4582              2   2  0    14       AUSSIE KILLERS (455)
 KABUTO 4653                   1   0  0    13       WATER DECK (459)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
MORDANT DESERTER 394   0  1 0   1                   BILL POOLE 4634       503 NONE    
BOX JELLYFISH 4641     0  3 0 AUSSIE KILLERS 455    WURM KIN 419          503 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Trina Lark -- Never did like Krill much.  Meat's much more filling.... -- Tiger Shark

James T. Jerk -- Oh.  It's you again. -- Joe Poole

Death Adder -- How dare you learn three skills and teach me nothing! -- Bill Poole

Gyrados -- I thought you were supposed to be some kind of seasoned lamb?  Wrapped up
in a flatbread sort of thing.  But you're no lamb at all!  More like a lion. -- Pine
Leaf

Vaporeon -- You could TEACH, you know! -- Trina Lark

You know, with all the practice he's had, the Osksi Noble should be better at this.
At the least, he should be able teach better. -- Bubba Jones

20 April 2005
I have returned after a five-year absence.  I expect all tithes, gifts and bequeaths
to resume as normal. -- Magic Man

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BOX JELLYFISH was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
TIGER SHARK vanquished PINE LEAF in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
KING BROWN SNAKE was demolished by JOE POOLE in a 2 minute uneven Challenge fight.
DEATH ADDER was devastated by VAPOREON in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
WARTORTLE savagely defeated STONEFISH in a 3 minute master's Title competition.
GYRADOS was unbelievably bested by KHALHUMS DWARF in a 3 minute master's match.
TENTACRUEL handily defeated TRINA LARK in a 1 minute uneven melee.
BUBBA JONES viciously subdued THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 2 minute gory duel.
BILL POOLE slaughtered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
KABUTO overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 3 minute uneven match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   0 -  0     100  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    18 -   7 -  1      72  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         TOTAL PARRY       12 -   6 -  0      67  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         BASHING ATTACK    15 -   8 -  1      65  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   7 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   6 -  1      45  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL      9 -  13 -  0      41  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK    2 -   4 -  0      33  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         AIMED BLOW         1 -   3 -  0      25  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 503 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     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         3  WALL OF STEEL  
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         3  BASHING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     3 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  3         1  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  WARTORTLE 4521             12   4  1  129 WATER DECK (459)
LUNGING ATTACK   GYRADOS 4476               16   5  0   89 WATER DECK (459)
TOTAL PARRY      STONEFISH 4489             22  11  0   88 AUSSIE KILLERS (455)
WALL OF STEEL    JOE POOLE 4534             16  15  0   74 KRILL CAVALRY (403)
BASHING ATTACK   TIGER SHARK 4575            8   5  0   74 AUSSIE KILLERS (455)
PARRY-LUNGE      VAPOREON 4613               3   1  0   39 WATER DECK (459)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is PINE LEAF 4580.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was GYRADOS 4476.  The ten other most popular fighters were WARTORTLE 4521, BUBBA 
JONES 4621, JOE POOLE 4534, TENTACRUEL 4588, TIGER SHARK 4575, VAPOREON 4613, 
STONEFISH 4489, BILL POOLE 4634, BOX JELLYFISH 4641, and PINE LEAF 4580.

The least popular fighter this week was KABUTO 4653.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were TRINA LARK 4615, DEATH ADDER 4582, KING BROWN SNAKE 4635, PINE LEAF 
4580, BOX JELLYFISH 4641, BILL POOLE 4634, STONEFISH 4489, VAPOREON 4613, TIGER SHARK 
4575, and TENTACRUEL 4588.