DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/12/2005    Duedate: 05/25/2005

ZORPUNT ARENA

DM-24    TURN-504

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

WARTORTLE
WATER DECK (459)
(24-4521) [13-4-1,140]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

WARTORTLE                      POSITION IS EMPTY
WATER DECK (459)               
(24-4521) [13-4-1,140]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PINE LEAF                      WARTORTLE
KRILL CAVALRY (403)            WATER DECK (459)
(24-4580) [14-16-0,58]         (24-4521) [13-4-1,140]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

WATER DECK (459)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WATER DECK (459)            29
2. AUSSIE KILLERS (455)        13      WATER DECK (459)
3. RESCUE RANGERS (342)         0      Unchartered Team
4. STAR DRECK (467)             0
5. KRILL CAVALRY (403)         -2       (149)

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/ 1 WATER DECK (459)         11  4 0
 2- 2*RESCUE RANGERS (342)      12   6  0 66.7   2/ 2 AUSSIE KILLERS (455)      6  8 0
 3/ 3 WATER DECK (459)          66  41  4 61.7   3/ 3 KRILL CAVALRY (403)       6  9 1
 4/ 4 AUSSIE KILLERS (455)     108  90  4 54.5   4- 5 STAR DRECK (467)          1  0 0
 5/ 5 KRILL CAVALRY (403)      452 470 13 49.0   5- 4*RESCUE RANGERS (342)      1  1 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 514): WARDUKE of SCARLET KNIGHTS II (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 514): JUNO of THE DOGHOUSE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 507): NO HURRY of JUST CHILLIN (Mr. Freeze, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 503): WARTORTLE of WATER DECK (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 503): BRON CHOLLU of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 504): MISS PRISS of GOLDEN CANYON (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 496): SENATOR SEDALIA of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 465): TRIANGLE MAN of NEUROMANCERS (Rude Buddha, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 458): HOLY SCHLITZ of OLD SCHOOL (Otto X. Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 447): VALLEY-JO of BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 204): RENDOR QUIL of MIDDLE WAY 8 (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 363): BRUSHFIRE of NATURAL DISASTERS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 352): SABURO SAKAI of EMPIRE OF THE SUN (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 158): SOLAR SISTER of THE FURIOUS FIVE (Generalissimo Puerco)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 399): JESUS of RISEN FROM THE DEAD from DWES EG (LHI, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 256): YAKUZA (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 514): LORDS OF CHAOS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 514): THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 507): THE REPUBLICANS (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 503): WATER DECK (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 503): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 504): GOLDEN CANYON (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 496): THE WARLOCKS (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 465): BEYOND THE PALE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 458): WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 447): BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 204): SITTEES (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 363): THIEVES GUILD (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 352): EMPIRE OF THE SUN (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 158): THE FURIOUS FIVE (Generalissimo Puerco, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 399): SUNNYDALE, etc. (LHI, 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.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 513): ANGRY SHEW of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 507): NO HURRY of JUST CHILLIN (Mr. Freeze, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 502): WE LIKE THE MOON of SPONGMONKEYS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 504): MISS PRISS of GOLDEN CANYON (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 464): DARK LENORA of BEYOND THE PALE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 458): THE VEAL DEAL of GLAD TO MEAT YOU (Alfredo
                             Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 446): KHORNE SHADOWSPAWN of RUBY DRAGONS (Talon Warsmith)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 351): SHADY LADY of WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly ZORPUNT games.  TENTACRUEL caught the eye of many in 
the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested PINE LEAF and was awarded 11 
points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, CAPTURED ORC put 
down BUBBA JONES, causing him to lose 5 points of recognition in the process.  
Although STONEFISH made a valiant effort, it did not suffice to topple the reign of 
victorious WARTORTLE.  Informants "close" to the city champion have told me that he 
never fights without pantyhose on beneath his armor.  Watch out!   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  ZORPUNT, city of gladiators!  
Mighty among the names of thy guilds is AUSSIE KILLERS, a guild shunned and avoided 
by many in the weekly duels.  Apparently the stalwarts of WATER DECK are catching the 
bulk of jests down at the challenging board for their large share of the avoids.  
Loose talk at the arena has reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that 
many fighters are after JOE POOLE.  Watch your back!  I can not but mention with 
disdain the name of GYRADOS who this week posted a challenge to a warrior a full 15 
points below in the rankings.  I thought GYRADOS showed great skill and promise when 
he beat JOE POOLE.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers 
the miserable with fortune but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  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                  
 WARTORTLE 4521               13   4  1   140       WATER DECK (459)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GYRADOS 4476                 17   5  0    97       WATER DECK (459)
-JAMES T. JERK 4590           12   1  0    91       STAR DRECK (467)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STONEFISH 4489               22  12  0    88       AUSSIE KILLERS (455)
 TIGER SHARK 4575              8   6  0    75       AUSSIE KILLERS (455)
 JOE POOLE 4534               16  16  0    71       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
 TENTACRUEL 4588               6   4  0    68       WATER DECK (459)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MONTY 3455                    4   1  0    60       RESCUE RANGERS (342)
 PINE LEAF 4580               14  16  0    58       KRILL CAVALRY (403)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KING BROWN SNAKE 4635         6   1  0    47       AUSSIE KILLERS (455)
 BUBBA JONES 4621              6   6  0    37       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
 VAPOREON 4613                 3   2  0    36       WATER DECK (459)
-DALE 3458                     6   3  0    35       RESCUE RANGERS (342)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TRINA LARK 4615               7   8  0    29       KRILL CAVALRY (403)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BILL POOLE 4634               5   3  1    23       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
-ZIPPER 3459                   2   1  0    17       RESCUE RANGERS (342)
 DEATH ADDER 4582              2   3  0    13       AUSSIE KILLERS (455)
 REEF SHARK 4654               1   0  0     7       AUSSIE KILLERS (455)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
KABUTO 4653            1  1 0 WATER DECK 459        DARK CHAMPION 416     504 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Tiger Shark -- "When the shark bites..." oh, oh, that hurts!  And the bit with the
sand, talk about adding insult to injury!  May you have itchy dry skin, and may all
your teeth ache. -- Pine Leaf

King Brown Snake -- But you are NOT, I repeat NOT, to take that as an invitation to

join me in the bathtub.  If I share my tub with somebody, I want it to be female,
human, about my age, shapely and eager, all that stuff.  Not a darned snake. -- Joe
Poole

Tentacruel -- Any relation to Tentacruella DeVille?  I just wondered because you look
rather like her.  And that "wicked laugh."  (shakes head)  The laugh is a give-away,
no good trying to pretend to be a nice guy after that. -- Trina Lark

The Userous Merchant has red hair, and I hate guys with red hair.  It's a sign of
wickedness, red hair is.  Deep-dyed evil.  Fact. -- Bubba Jones
P.S.  On a woman, it means, ahem, that she's approachable, and really hot.

Well, if I'd been living in Mordant, I'd desert, too.  Who'd want to stay there? --
Bill Poole
P.S.  But that didn't mean I had to let the dirty turncoat live, did it?

Tiger Shark -- Well, I don't care for it either, the little things get caught in my
teeth, and the aftertaste....  (shudder)  Way it goes. -- Trina Lark

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

4 May 2005
Several questions have been asked about Slaughter's Challenge that I'd like to
address and clarify.
     1)  All Prizes must be used on the contest team, this includes the resurrection.
         Remember any fast arena team should be able to transfer to a slow arena
         (except for arena 82, I believe).
     2)  Warriors will be allowed to fight and run in the dead tourney, should there
         be one, and return if an opening can be made without breaking the rules
         (i.e. only one DA fight allowed per team).
     3)  If you win your single DA match you do not get another.  It's one use of the
         Dark Arena win or lose so if you want him/her/it dead be sure and throw the
         match!
     4)  The resurrection potion's longevity has been extended by the commission to 6
         months but the other potions (favorites, and +1 bonus) must still be used
         within 2 turns and on a 5 FE or higher warrior.  The resurrection can go on
         any warrior regardless of FE.
Street Legal

P.S.  My thanks to those already entered (Hammer, The Consortium, Tripwire, Stik, and
Shaman) and hope many more find a reason to come to arena 54.  Again, my email is
triumph1971@hotmail.com or you can diplo me in arena 14 at THE DEATH SQUAD (63) if
you need more info!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

KABUTO was butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
GYRADOS demolished JOE POOLE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
TENTACRUEL overpowered PINE LEAF in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
VAPOREON was defeated by KING BROWN SNAKE in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
WARTORTLE savagely defeated STONEFISH in a 2 minute master's Title competition.
TIGER SHARK was bested by KHALHUMS DWARF in a crowd pleasing 3 minute match.
BUBBA JONES was unbelievably bested by CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute fight.
TRINA LARK viciously subdued DEATH ADDER in a 2 minute gruesome fight.
BILL POOLE won victory over CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute fight.
REEF SHARK defeated MORDANT DESERTER in a 5 minute beginner's 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 -   1 -  0      75  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         LUNGING ATTACK    20 -   7 -  1      74  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         BASHING ATTACK    16 -   7 -  1      70  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         TOTAL PARRY       12 -   7 -  0      63  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   6 -  1      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   8 -  0      47  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK    3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         WALL OF STEEL      7 -  14 -  0      33  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         AIMED BLOW         0 -   3 -  0       0  |

Turn 504 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  WARTORTLE 4521             13   4  1  140 WATER DECK (459)
LUNGING ATTACK   GYRADOS 4476               17   5  0   97 WATER DECK (459)
TOTAL PARRY      STONEFISH 4489             22  12  0   88 AUSSIE KILLERS (455)
BASHING ATTACK   TIGER SHARK 4575            8   6  0   75 AUSSIE KILLERS (455)
PARRY-LUNGE      VAPOREON 4613               3   2  0   36 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 WARTORTLE 4521.  The ten other most popular fighters were TIGER SHARK 4575, BUBBA 
JONES 4621, TRINA LARK 4615, GYRADOS 4476, TENTACRUEL 4588, KING BROWN SNAKE 4635, 
VAPOREON 4613, BILL POOLE 4634, KABUTO 4653, and PINE LEAF 4580.

The least popular fighter this week was REEF SHARK 4654.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DEATH ADDER 4582, JOE POOLE 4534, STONEFISH 4489, PINE LEAF 4580, 
KABUTO 4653, BILL POOLE 4634, VAPOREON 4613, KING BROWN SNAKE 4635, TENTACRUEL 4588, 
and GYRADOS 4476.