DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/08/2006    Duedate: 06/21/2006

ZORPUNT ARENA

DM-24    TURN-532

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MIKELA POOLE
KRILL CAVALRY (403)
(24-4695) [9-4-0,83]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MIKELA POOLE                   TAKES CREDIT
KRILL CAVALRY (403)            BASH BROS. BOSS (483)
(24-4695) [9-4-0,83]           (24-4723) [2-0-1,25]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TIGER SHARK                    TIGER SHARK
AUSSIE KILLERS (455)           AUSSIE KILLERS (455)
(24-4575) [11-14-0,51]         (24-4575) [11-14-0,51]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MONEY PIT (475)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MONEY PIT (475)             26
2. KRILL CAVALRY (403)         19      MONEY PIT (475)
3. BASH BROS. BOSS (483)       18      Unchartered Team
4. AUSSIE KILLERS (455)        -3
                                       BASH BROS. BOSS (483)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*BASH BROS. BOSS (483)      4   0  1  100   1/ 1 MONEY PIT (475)           9  5 1
 2/ 3 MONEY PIT (475)           47  25  1 65.3   2/ 2 KRILL CAVALRY (403)       8  6 0
 3/ 4 AUSSIE KILLERS (455)     139 132  4 51.3   3/ 4*BASH BROS. BOSS (483)     4  0 1
 4/ 5 KRILL CAVALRY (403)      529 528 13 50.0   4/ 3 AUSSIE KILLERS (455)      3  3 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 270): INOCHI of YAKUZA (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 542): DAMNUALL of WHEN DOGMA FAILS II (Prophet, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 541): MITOCHONDRIAC of BIO WARFARE (Xerxes, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 534): SMELLY of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 531): MIKELA POOLE of KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 530): JOCKO of MADTOWN (Namenlos, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 528): ALBUQUERQUE of HERE TO PHOENIX (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 523): TRIPLE-X of LOVE LETTERS (Cunning Linguist, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 493): THE MAD CARROT of GARDEN OF HORRORS (The Sandman, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 484): OSTRICH of BIRDS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 475): BREAK POINT of CYNICAL DELUSIONS (Eclipse, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 218): INSOLENT IRIS of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 390): BLUE BEANIE of DEMONS OF DARKNESS 2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 379): FURIOUS TERROR of CAR AND DRIVER (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 172): EYE OF THE KNEE DOLL of HAZAARDS OF CLONING (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 427): BRUENOR BATTLEHAMME of FORGOTTEN REALMS from BARIKALA
                            (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 270): YAKUZA (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 542): JGW EXPIRATION (JGW, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 541): PLAYPEN (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 534): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 531): MONEY PIT (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 530): MADTOWN (Namenlos, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 528): HERE TO PHOENIX (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 523): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 493): LETHAL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 484): MEDAL OF HONOR 26 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 475): FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 218): HOPLITES (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 390): BIKINI BOTTOM (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 379): UN (JE, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 172): HAZAARDS OF CLONING (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 427): KNIGHTS OF VIRTUE, etc. (JRK, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 270): JERNIG MARS of MIDDLE WAY 11 (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 542): BUCKING BRAHMA of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
                               SUPERBEAST of THE LIVING DEAD (Dartor, mgr.)
                   (turn 541): BOOTSTRAP RIBEYE of GERFEL'S FRIENDS (Generalissimo
                               Puerco, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 530): INNY MEANIE of MONEY PIT (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 530): JOCKO of MADTOWN (Namenlos, mgr.)
                  (turn 529): THEODORIC of MADTOWN (Namenlos, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 483): SATURN of WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
                             5 GOT PICKED of 072905R (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 474): GLOW-ROOM of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 217): CAULIFLOWER EARS of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 379): MARIO ANDRETTI of CAR AND DRIVER (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 172): EYE OF THE KNEE DOLL of HAZAARDS OF CLONING (Crip, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

      I wish to thank Tiger Shark for this chance to win--over my head, so I'm
probably in trouble as a result, but I'll enjoy it while it lasts--and for ALL THOSE
SKILLS!  Five skills, two ratings, the win and the title?  Am I lucky, or what?  Um,
don't answer that.  'Specially since I'm probably coming up on seriously UN-lucky.

                                     Mikela Poole

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly ZORPUNT games.  DO HICKEY caught the eye of many in 
the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested AMBITIOUS GUARD and was awarded 
14 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, IRMEAN put down 
TAIPAN, causing him to lose 4 points of recognition in the process.  Although 
VENOMOUS CONCUBINE made a valiant effort, it did not suffice to topple the reign of 
victorious MIKELA POOLE.  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.  My inside sources tell me that the 
team to beat in ZORPUNT these days is KRILL CAVALRY.  At least, most blades in town 
are looking to avoid them.  Apparently the stalwarts of MONEY PIT 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 ULTIMATE SIN.  Watch your back!   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers the miserable with fortune 
but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     The girls are as pretty in ZORPUNT as ever I remembered them....and the fighters 
as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  Sadly warriors, now longer can I keep thy 
company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  Till next we 
meet remember:  a fool flies into a rage quickly and often.  The wise are angered by 
the same thing only once.  Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MIKELA POOLE 4695             9   4  0    83       KRILL CAVALRY (403)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TIRALEA FLETE 4697            6   6  0    66       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
 ULTIMATE SIN 4659            15   7  0    60       MONEY PIT (475)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TIGER SHARK 4575             11  14  0    51       AUSSIE KILLERS (455)
 IRMEAN 4710                   5   4  1    39       MONEY PIT (475)
 DO HICKEY 4709                5   3  0    39       MONEY PIT (475)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ABSORB ALL 4711               6   2  0    31       MONEY PIT (475)
 TAIPAN 4696                   5   4  0    27       AUSSIE KILLERS (455)
 TAKES CREDIT 4723             2   0  1    25       BASH BROS. BOSS (483)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DOES NOTHING 4724             2   0  0    22       BASH BROS. BOSS (483)
 TERI LARK 4694                4   9  0    21       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
-DEATH ADDER 4582              2   6  0    16       AUSSIE KILLERS (455)
-TIGER SNAKE 4712              1   2  0     5       AUSSIE KILLERS (455)
-BOX JELLYFISH 4698            1   1  0     4       AUSSIE KILLERS (455)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
ARTIMER FLETE 4714     2  3 0 KRILL CAVALRY 403     TAKES CREDIT 4723     532         
BILL POOLE JR 4713     3  1 0 KRILL CAVALRY 403     IRMEAN 4710           531         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Irmean -- If that means "meaner than mean," you are definitely it.  This is not the
way I wanted to end my winning streak. -- Ghost of Bill Poole Jr

Taipan -- But you should be wearing ethnic clothing!  Silk with embroidery and
sequins, and shuffly slippers.  At the LEAST you should have a...an unusual hairdo,
and some face paint.  This is terribly disappointing. -- Artimer Flete

Ultimate Sin -- Dark chocolate.  Rich, dark chocolate.  Lots and lots of rich, dark
chocolate.  Yeah.... -- Tiralea Flete

Absorb All -- Or at least, absorb some?  Good going, for one of your type and
character. -- Teri Lark

26 May 2006
     The Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire want to announce the joining of a new
member who cherishes the same ideals, respect and loyalty that we hold dear.
     From this day forward let all know that Blackstorm is now a Dark Knight of the
Desolate Empire Alliance.  With him as our chosen brother, our alliance only becomes
stronger.  Let all his foes become ours, and ours his.  May all our enemies' blood
flow freely and give NO quarter in war.
     This is also a warning to any cowards, bullies, etc....  If you play with fire,
you WILL get burnt!!!

Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire

6 June 2006
To those involved, no, I have not abandoned your stories.  But I've been letting them
drift, and that has to stop, so I am taking the time to make sure that I know where
they are going, more than just "what happens next" dreamed up on the fly, before
resuming work on them.  No new stories will be started until at least one of the old
ones has concluded, for the same reason:  quantity can't substitute for quality.
Your patience in this matter is appreciated. -- the Scribe

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

TIGER SHARK was unbelievably bested by ULTIMATE SIN in a 3 minute Challenge fight.
DOES NOTHING unbelievably bested TERI LARK in a 3 minute Challenge battle.
TAKES CREDIT savagely slew ARTIMER FLETE in a 1 minute amateur's Challenge duel.
MIKELA POOLE overpowered VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
TIRALEA FLETE devastated THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
DO HICKEY defeated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 2 minute struggle.
IRMEAN savagely defeated TAIPAN in a 1 minute bloody brawl.
ABSORB ALL defeated CULT MEMBER in a 4 minute melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         LUNGING ATTACK     4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY       21 -   7 -  0      75  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         AIMED BLOW        12 -   6 -  0      67  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         STRIKING ATTACK    5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK    13 -  12 -  2      52  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         WALL OF STEEL     13 -  18 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 532 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:

TOTAL PARRY        4 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         4  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         3  BASHING ATTACK 
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0     
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0     
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    MIKELA POOLE 4695           9   4  0   83 KRILL CAVALRY (403)
TOTAL PARRY      ULTIMATE SIN 4659          15   7  0   60 MONEY PIT (475)
BASHING ATTACK   IRMEAN 4710                 5   4  1   39 MONEY PIT (475)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TIGER SHARK 4575.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was TIGER SHARK 4575.  The ten other most popular fighters were TERI LARK 4694, 
TIRALEA FLETE 4697, DO HICKEY 4709, IRMEAN 4710, ULTIMATE SIN 4659, TAKES CREDIT 
4723, MIKELA POOLE 4695, DOES NOTHING 4724, ARTIMER FLETE 4714, and TAIPAN 4696.

The least popular fighter this week was ABSORB ALL 4711.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were TAIPAN 4696, ARTIMER FLETE 4714, DOES NOTHING 4724, MIKELA POOLE 4695, 
TAKES CREDIT 4723, ULTIMATE SIN 4659, IRMEAN 4710, DO HICKEY 4709, TIRALEA FLETE 
4697, and TERI LARK 4694.

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XLI

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
JOHN ASHCROFT 4355 (41-54-2)          16  3  0         DOH!                 
HUGE TWIRLING MAN 4457 (46-48-0)      10  3  0         DIABLO ALSO          
TRUMP 4359 (38-77-1)                   5  3  0         BAD HAND             

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GYRADOS 4476 (31-14-0)                 9  3  0         WATER DECK           

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PINK TACO 4287 (6-1-0)                 3  3  0         SWEET BLISS          

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GORTHAUR 4372 (6-0-1)                  2  1  0  DEAD   FACES OF DOOM        

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DO HICKEY 4709 (2-2-0)                 4  3  0         MONEY PIT            
ABSORB ALL 4711 (3-1-0)                1  3  0         MONEY PIT            

ADEPTS FOOLS TOURNEY                   W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ULTIMATE SIN 4659 (13-5-0)             0  3  0         MONEY PIT            

INITIATES FOOLS TOURNEY                W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TAIPAN 4696 (3-2-0)                    0  3  0         AUSSIE KILLERS