DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/22/2006    Duedate: 07/05/2006

ZORPUNT ARENA

DM-24    TURN-533

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MIKELA POOLE
KRILL CAVALRY (403)
(24-4695) [10-4-0,92]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MIKELA POOLE                   TAKES CREDIT
KRILL CAVALRY (403)            BASH BROS. BOSS (483)
(24-4695) [10-4-0,92]          (24-4723) [2-1-1,25]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TIGER SHARK                    TIRALEA FLETE
AUSSIE KILLERS (455)           KRILL CAVALRY (403)
(24-4575) [11-15-0,52]         (24-4697) [6-7-0,63]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MONEY PIT (475)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MONEY PIT (475)             25
2. KRILL CAVALRY (403)          7      MONEY PIT (475)
3. BASH BROS. BOSS (483)        2      Unchartered Team
4. AUSSIE KILLERS (455)         1
                                       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)      5   1  1 83.3   1/ 1 MONEY PIT (475)          12  1 1
 2/ 2 MONEY PIT (475)           51  25  1 67.1   2/ 3*BASH BROS. BOSS (483)     5  1 1
 3/ 3 AUSSIE KILLERS (455)     139 133  4 51.1   3/ 2 KRILL CAVALRY (403)       5  7 0
 4/ 4 KRILL CAVALRY (403)      530 530 13 50.0   4/ 4 AUSSIE KILLERS (455)      1  4 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 543): BIONIC BUFFALO of DO IT AGAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 542): MITOCHONDRIAC of BIO WARFARE (Xerxes, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 535): SMELLY of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 532): MIKELA POOLE of KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 531): BIG JOY of SPONGMONKEYS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 529): ALBUQUERQUE of HERE TO PHOENIX (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 524): TRIPLE-X of LOVE LETTERS (Cunning Linguist, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 494): THE MAD CARROT of GARDEN OF HORRORS (The Sandman, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 485): OSTRICH of BIRDS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 476): BREAK POINT of CYNICAL DELUSIONS (Eclipse, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 218): INSOLENT IRIS of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 391): ONE-TIMER of DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 380): BOUNCING BEA of WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 173): KAT of NIGHTHAWKS (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 428): 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 543): JGW EXPIRATION (JGW, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 542): THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 535): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 532): MONEY PIT (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 531): MADTOWN (Namenlos, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 529): HERE TO PHOENIX (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 524): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 494): LETHAL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 485): MEDAL OF HONOR 26 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 476): CYNICAL DELUSIONS (Eclipse, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 218): HOPLITES (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 391): BIKINI BOTTOM (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 380): CAR AND DRIVER (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 173): AL-GHAZIS (Bones, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 428): 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 543): BIONIC BUFFALO of DO IT AGAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
                   (turn 542): BUCKING BRAHMA of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
                               SUPERBEAST of THE LIVING DEAD (Dartor, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 535): SMELLY of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 530): JOCKO of MADTOWN (Namenlos, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 494): THE MAD CARROT of GARDEN OF HORRORS (The Sandman, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 485): OSTRICH of BIRDS (JE, 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  60 ARADI (turn 391): BLUE BEANIE of DEMONS OF DARKNESS 2 (Rillion, 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.

      Tsk, the Venomous Concubine?  How sad.  How USELESS.

                                     Mikela Poole

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of ZORPUNT!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  DO HICKEY caught the eye of many in 
the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested TIGER SHARK and was awarded 12 
points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, ULTIMATE SIN put 
down TIRALEA FLETE, causing her to lose 3 points of recognition in the process.  Not 
for nothing has MIKELA POOLE in the past laid claim to the Duelmaster's throne, and 
this week she's proven hers combat skill yet again.  Informants "close" to the city 
champion have told me that he never fights without pantyhose on beneath his armor.  
Watch out!   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city ZORPUNT.  ZORPUNT, city of gladiators!  Mighty among the names of thy 
guilds is KRILL CAVALRY, a guild shunned and avoided by many in the weekly duels.  
Methinks more than a few here could name the guild it was that spent the better part 
of last week avoiding KRILL CAVALRY.  Indeed it was MONEY PIT.  Mighty fighters 
cannot but expect competition from those below.  TIRALEA FLETE take warning!  You 
have more than a few enemies in ZORPUNT.   
     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!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of a far off 
city calling to me.  I must away!  Till next we meet remember - the pen is mightier 
than the sword, but a maul is a different story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MIKELA POOLE 4695            10   4  0    92       KRILL CAVALRY (403)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ULTIMATE SIN 4659            16   7  0    68       MONEY PIT (475)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TIRALEA FLETE 4697            6   7  0    63       KRILL CAVALRY (403)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TIGER SHARK 4575             11  15  0    52       AUSSIE KILLERS (455)
 DO HICKEY 4709                6   3  0    51       MONEY PIT (475)
 IRMEAN 4710                   6   4  1    42       MONEY PIT (475)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ABSORB ALL 4711               7   2  0    33       MONEY PIT (475)
-TAIPAN 4696                   5   4  0    27       AUSSIE KILLERS (455)
 TAKES CREDIT 4723             2   1  1    25       BASH BROS. BOSS (483)
 DOES NOTHING 4724             3   0  0    24       BASH BROS. BOSS (483)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TERI LARK 4694                4  10  0    22       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?
BILL POOLE JR 4713     3  1 0 KRILL CAVALRY 403     IRMEAN 4710           531         
ARTIMER FLETE 4714     2  3 0 KRILL CAVALRY 403     TAKES CREDIT 4723     532         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Does Nothing -- Yours, too?  Well, I can feel a real kinship for you, then. -- Teri
Lark

Takes Credit -- Oh, he DOES, does he?  Then maybe I should send my manager after
him in a bloodfeud.  Bet that'd crank his socks. -- Ghost of Artimer Flete

Well, I wouldn't call the Userous Merchant USELESS, exactly, but still, I could have
done better with a real opponent, I bet. -- Tiralea Flete

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

20 May 2006
Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire
Our newest Dark Knight disrespected?!?!?!  ARE THEY SERIOUS?!?!  If at all possible,
let's get over to 31.  I'm on the way.  Let's get 'em. -- Dark Knight Osiris

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ULTIMATE SIN unbelievably bested TIRALEA FLETE in a 3 minute Challenge fight.
TAKES CREDIT was savagely defeated by IRMEAN in a 1 minute brutal Challenge melee.
MIKELA POOLE overpowered VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute mismatched Title duel.
DO HICKEY slimly won victory over TIGER SHARK in a 3 minute fight.
ABSORB ALL luckily beat TERI LARK in a 3 minute match.
DOES NOTHING bested MORDANT DESERTER in a 5 minute beginner's brawl.

                                    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 -   0 -  0     100  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY       24 -   7 -  0      77  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         AIMED BLOW        12 -   5 -  0      71  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         STRIKING ATTACK    5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK    13 -  14 -  2      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         WALL OF STEEL     14 -  17 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         SLASHING ATTACK    1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 533 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     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         4  TOTAL PARRY    
                              WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         3  WALL OF STEEL  
                              AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         3  BASHING ATTACK 
                              PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0     
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0     
                              LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0     
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0     
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    MIKELA POOLE 4695          10   4  0   92 KRILL CAVALRY (403)
TOTAL PARRY      ULTIMATE SIN 4659          16   7  0   68 MONEY PIT (475)
BASHING ATTACK   IRMEAN 4710                 6   4  1   42 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 TIRALEA FLETE 4697.  The ten other most popular fighters were TERI LARK 
4694, IRMEAN 4710, DO HICKEY 4709, TIGER SHARK 4575, MIKELA POOLE 4695, ULTIMATE SIN 
4659, ABSORB ALL 4711, TAKES CREDIT 4723, DOES NOTHING 4724, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was DOES NOTHING 4724.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were TAKES CREDIT 4723, ABSORB ALL 4711, ULTIMATE SIN 4659, MIKELA 
POOLE 4695, TIGER SHARK 4575, DO HICKEY 4709, IRMEAN 4710, TERI LARK 4694, TIRALEA 
FLETE 4697, and  0.