DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/13/2006    Duedate: 04/26/2006

ZORPUNT ARENA

DM-24    TURN-528

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

INNY MEANIE
MONEY PIT (475)
(24-4656) [13-6-0,85]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

INNY MEANIE                    PINK TACO
MONEY PIT (475)                SWEET BLISS (441)
(24-4656) [13-6-0,85]          (24-4287) [6-1-0,58]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

INNY MEANIE                    PINK TACO
MONEY PIT (475)                SWEET BLISS (441)
(24-4656) [13-6-0,85]          (24-4287) [6-1-0,58]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MONEY PIT (475)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. KRILL CAVALRY (403)         12
2. AUSSIE KILLERS (455)        11      MONEY PIT (475)
3. MONEY PIT (475)              9      Unchartered Team
4. SWEET BLISS (441)            8
                                       SWEET BLISS (441)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*SWEET BLISS (441)          6   1  0 85.7   1/ 1 MONEY PIT (475)           7  5 0
 2/ 1 MONEY PIT (475)           33  20  0 62.3   2/ 2 KRILL CAVALRY (403)       6  8 0
 3/ 2 AUSSIE KILLERS (455)     136 126  4 51.9   3/ 3 AUSSIE KILLERS (455)      5  3 0
 4/ 3 KRILL CAVALRY (403)      519 519 13 50.0   4/ 0*SWEET BLISS (441)         1  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 268): INOCHI of YAKUZA (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 538): JO MOONCATCHER of KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 538): LITTLE DEVIL of PLAYPEN (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 531): BLIZZARD of JUST CHILLIN (Mr. Freeze, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 527): INNY MEANIE of MONEY PIT (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 527): BLOODSHED of MADTOWN (Namenlos, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 525): BALTIMORE of HERE TO PHOENIX (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 520): PASTOR PENTANE of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 489): DRIZZT of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 480): 5 GOT PICKED of 072905R (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 471): GLOW-ROOM of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 216): INSOLENT IRIS of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 387): ONE-TIMER of DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 375): SABURO SAKAI of EMPIRE OF THE SUN (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 170): EYE OF THE KNEE DOLL of HAZAARDS OF CLONING (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 423): CRYSTAL FIREBLADE of DEFENDERS OF VIRTUE from TARRGIR
                            (JRK, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 268): ORCISH IDIOMS (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 538): JGW EXPIRATION (JGW, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 538): PLAYPEN (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 531): none
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 527): MONEY PIT (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 527): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 525): GOLDEN CANYON (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 520): CRYSTAL PALACE (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 489): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 480): WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 471): INFERNAL LORDS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 216): SILVER KNIGHTS (Dark Knight Toker, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 387): ARADI RESORT & SPA (Lady Elysian, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 375): THE SUN CULT (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 170): NIGHTHAWKS (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 423): THE LAST STRAW V (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 268): TOM SAWYER of SMITHSONIAN (The Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 538): JO MOONCATCHER of KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 531): BLIZZARD of JUST CHILLIN (Mr. Freeze, mgr.)
               (turn 530): CRIMSON WONDER of MEDIEVAL CHAOS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 526): BUBBA JONES of KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 520): STEINBACH of THE A'S -- LOSERS II (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 470): 8-BALL of INFERNAL LORDS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 216): TORMENT of ASSASSIN NATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 387): HEADROCK of OGRES ARE US (Ghoti, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
ZORPUNT brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Of course, we're all terribly 
impressed to see BILL POOLE JR win a fight and gain 20 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, 
PINK TACO beat TIRALEA FLETE and TIRALEA FLETE lost 6 points.  You're breakin' my 
heart.  And if variety is the spice of life, ZORPUNT may be getting bland, as INNY 
MEANIE stays top dog in the city.  Kickbacks and bribes, kickbacks and bribes, how 
else do you think some of these guys win their fights?  Skill?  Ha!   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.  KRILL CAVALRY, I suppose you'll be glad to know you 
were this turn's most avoided team.  Care to know who is the most afraid of you?  And 
it looks like MONEY PIT avoided them the most this turn.  What a pack of would be 
losers, if you ask me.  Hmph.  Ooh, I'm frightfully impressed, TERI LARK was this 
turn's most challenged warrior.  Watch that ego swell, sports fans.   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  Titanium shields and bamboo daggers, guess what brave 
team is developing these kinds of weapons?   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Just wait 'till next time I show up 
here, I won't be so nice!  So nyaaah!  Glad to see the back of this place-- Snide 
Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 INNY MEANIE 4656             13   6  0    85       MONEY PIT (475)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TIGER SHARK 4575             10  11  0    59       AUSSIE KILLERS (455)
 PINK TACO 4287                6   1  0    58       SWEET BLISS (441)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ULTIMATE SIN 4659            13   5  0    49       MONEY PIT (475)
 MIKELA POOLE 4695             6   3  0    46       KRILL CAVALRY (403)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TIRALEA FLETE 4697            3   5  0    31       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
 TERI LARK 4694                4   5  0    25       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
 TAIPAN 4696                   3   2  0    25       AUSSIE KILLERS (455)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BILL POOLE JR 4713            1   0  0    20       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
-DEATH ADDER 4582              2   6  0    16       AUSSIE KILLERS (455)
-ABSORB ALL 4711               3   1  0    14       MONEY PIT (475)
 IRMEAN 4710                   2   3  0    10       MONEY PIT (475)
-DO HICKEY 4709                2   2  0     8       MONEY PIT (475)
 TIGER SNAKE 4712              1   1  0     7       AUSSIE KILLERS (455)
-BOX JELLYFISH 4698            1   1  0     4       AUSSIE KILLERS (455)
 ARTIMER FLETE 4714            0   1  0     1       KRILL CAVALRY (403)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

The Veteran Mercenary.  (sigh)  He does his best, but you can tell that he's used to
fighting in a group where he's got comrades to protect his flanks.  Going one-on-one
in the arena is a different proposition, though many people pretend not to recognize
that. -- Bubba Jones

Ultimate Sin -- The time has come, I will reveal the TRUTH about the ULTIMATE SIN.
You're a chocolate golem.  Solid chocolate.  Dark chocolate.  With a hint of orange.
-- Tiralea Flete
P.S.  What a way to go.

The Dangerous Criminal must be slipping!  I actually sliced and diced him.  This
makes me feel really good. -- Mikela Poole

Irmean -- Ah, but I knew how to handle you!  I KNOW, you see, that you are actually
Naemri in thin disguise.  Just hunching over, mostly.  Five-foot-eight, and a Shew?
Dead give-away that you are other than you appear. -- Teri Lark

King Brown Snake -- No, we're never happy or satisfied.  We keep striving for
something beyond. -- Teri Lark speaking for all the Krill Cavalry

Ed. -- They have an immigration ban on bears because of the potential for bad puns?
That's rigorous! -- Teri Lark

     Sometimes such measures are necessary though. -- Ed.

24 March 2006
A few notes about e-mailed personals:

You may submit personal ads, columns, spotlights, etc. electronically, either via e-
mail to ads at reality dot com (which doesn't need any more spam, thank you) or on
the web at http://www.reality.com/duel2/modules.php?name=Ads.  When you submit
something, you should get back a receipt from HAL at RSI.  If you do NOT get a
receipt, your ads may have gone astray (not all e-mail makes it to its destination
any more than all snail mail does).  If you DO get a receipt, it should, in the body
of the message, tell you what arena your stuff was filed in.  Check your receipt to
make sure your submission made it to the intended destination.  Also check to see
that everything you sent made it to the same place.  Sometimes HAL, who is rather
simple-minded in some ways, will send half your stuff to another arena if the name
or number of that arena shows up at the beginning of a line.  So if the word Ti
appears at the beginning of a line halfway through your ads, all the ads after that
may end up in Ti, which is closed and doesn't need ads.  As a side note, sometimes
things move slowly, so don't wait until the last minute to send your ads and all.
If they get held up along the way, they may not show up until next turn.  Happy
writing! -- Ed.

28 March 2006
We of the Desolate Empire Alliance want to welcome two managers to our fold.  Kon of
the Empire Rising, and Osiris!  May they be blessed with the blood of their enemies,
and give no quarter in War! -- Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire

11 April 2006
To all those lookin' for some easy pickins:  I, Elfwine, manager of The Shallowship,
the most feared team in all of Jhelum, invite all who seek wide open spaces for pubs
and other such establishments of limited debauchery, to visit this deserted city and
help me clear up some of the dust.  I'm just about ready to have my guys face off
against each other to get some new action.  Guess I'd better join a tournament or
something...hmmmm, there's a thought.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

IRMEAN was bested by TERI LARK in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
INNY MEANIE devastated M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute one-sided Title duel.
PINK TACO handily defeated TIRALEA FLETE in a action packed 1 minute one-sided match.
TIGER SHARK bested MIKELA POOLE in a 1 minute fight.
TAIPAN was defeated by AMBITIOUS GUARD in a crowd pleasing 1 minute match.
TIGER SNAKE bested ARTIMER FLETE in a 3 minute novice's duel.
BILL POOLE JR devastated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE 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|
|AIMED BLOW                       3         AIMED BLOW        12 -   5 -  0      71  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY       14 -   6 -  0      70  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         LUNGING ATTACK     6 -   3 -  0      67  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK    4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK    10 -   9 -  0      53  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         WALL OF STEEL     13 -  15 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   7 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 528 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     1 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         3  WALL OF STEEL  
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       INNY MEANIE 4656           13   6  0   85 MONEY PIT (475)
LUNGING ATTACK   PINK TACO 4287              6   1  0   58 SWEET BLISS (441)
WALL OF STEEL    MIKELA POOLE 4695           6   3  0   46 KRILL CAVALRY (403)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is INNY MEANIE 4656.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was PINK TACO 4287.  The ten other most popular fighters were TIGER SNAKE 4712, 
IRMEAN 4710, TERI LARK 4694, INNY MEANIE 4656, TIGER SHARK 4575, TAIPAN 4696, BILL 
POOLE JR 4713, TIRALEA FLETE 4697, MIKELA POOLE 4695, and ARTIMER FLETE 4714.

The least popular fighter this week was ARTIMER FLETE 4714.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were MIKELA POOLE 4695, TIRALEA FLETE 4697, BILL POOLE JR 4713, 
TAIPAN 4696, TIGER SHARK 4575, INNY MEANIE 4656, TERI LARK 4694, IRMEAN 4710, TIGER 
SNAKE 4712, and PINK TACO 4287.