DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/20/2006    Duedate: 08/02/2006

ZORPUNT ARENA

DM-24    TURN-535

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MIKELA POOLE
KRILL CAVALRY (403)
(24-4695) [11-5-0,98]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MIKELA POOLE                   TAKES CREDIT
KRILL CAVALRY (403)            BASH BROS. BOSS (483)
(24-4695) [11-5-0,98]          (24-4723) [3-2-1,41]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TIRALEA FLETE                  MIKELA POOLE
KRILL CAVALRY (403)            KRILL CAVALRY (403)
(24-4697) [8-7-0,82]           (24-4695) [11-5-0,98]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MONEY PIT (475)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. KRILL CAVALRY (403)         42
2. MONEY PIT (475)             31      MONEY PIT (475)
3. BASH BROS. BOSS (483)        0      Unchartered Team
4. AUSSIE KILLERS (455)         0
                                       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)      8   2  1 80.0   1/ 1 MONEY PIT (475)           9  4 0
 2/ 2 MONEY PIT (475)           56  29  1 65.9   2/ 3 KRILL CAVALRY (403)       5  5 0
 3- 3 AUSSIE KILLERS (455)     139 133  4 51.1   3/ 2*BASH BROS. BOSS (483)     4  2 0
 4/ 4 KRILL CAVALRY (403)      534 533 13 50.0   4- 4 AUSSIE KILLERS (455)      0  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

          + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ A Dark and Stormy Night ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

      "It's a dark and stormy night," Mikela Poole noted.
      Her teammate didn't look up from the bridle she was mending.  "So?"
      "Leeta pointed it out."
      "And you're passing on the weather report?" Tiralea asked.  "Fine--"
      "If Leeta actually points out that the atmospherics are right for the start of
an adventure, I think we should--"
      "It won't happen," Tiralea said positively.  "There was an official notice
about it:  No new adventures this summer.  We don't have to worry."
      "You want to count on that?"

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly ZORPUNT games.  IRMEAN caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested THE USEROUS MERCHANT and was awarded 
21 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, ABSORB ALL put 
down TAKES CREDIT, causing him to lose 4 points of recognition in the process.  This 
time victory fell to the grasp of the usurper.  All hail MIKELA POOLE, Duelmaster of 
ZORPUNT!  Would you believe that over half of the old women in ZORPUNT seem to feel 
that they could fight better than you gladiators?   
     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 KRILL CAVALRY, a guild shunned and avoided by 
many in the weekly duels.  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 DO HICKEY.  Watch your back!   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  IRMEAN, may you forever slay thy enemies 
with impunity as you did BILL POOLE JR.  Are there none left in KRILL CAVALRY who 
hold honor as a virtue?  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers the miserable with 
fortune but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in ZORPUNT.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  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 - 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            11   5  0    98       KRILL CAVALRY (403)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TIRALEA FLETE 4697            8   7  0    82       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
 ULTIMATE SIN 4659            17   8  0    81       MONEY PIT (475)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DO HICKEY 4709                7   4  0    53       MONEY PIT (475)
-TIGER SHARK 4575             11  15  0    52       AUSSIE KILLERS (455)
 ABSORB ALL 4711               9   2  0    49       MONEY PIT (475)
 IRMEAN 4710                   7   5  1    45       MONEY PIT (475)
 TAKES CREDIT 4723             3   2  1    41       BASH BROS. BOSS (483)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DOES NOTHING 4724             5   0  0    31       BASH BROS. BOSS (483)
-TAIPAN 4696                   5   4  0    27       AUSSIE KILLERS (455)
 TERI LARK 4694                4  12  0    24       KRILL CAVALRY (403)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DEATH ADDER 4582              2   6  0    16       AUSSIE KILLERS (455)
 LOREN POOLE 4726              1   0  0    15       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
-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 NOT REVE

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
ARTIMER FLETE 4714     2  3 0 KRILL CAVALRY 403     TAKES CREDIT 4723     532         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Does Nothing -- Yes, I guess, but you don't do nothing FAST enough. -- Teri Lark
P.S.  I actually fell ASLEEP out there.

Ultimate Sin -- (with a sigh of repletion)  That was the BEST CHOCOLATE I ever had.
Golly. -- Mikela Poole

Do Hickey -- Not me, you don't! -- Tiralea Flete

Assur -- It's just a thing that happens, not a big deal.  Especially for Artimer, who
was a nice enough guy, very charismatic and cool, but no great shakes as a gladiator.
He was 7-13-14-13-13-7-17.  And yes, I know, I could bloodfeud with either of my two
warriors in the Champions.  But I won't--partly sloth, and partly a long-standing
habit of making it totally clear that I do not take advantage of my situation
regarding this game in any way. -- Leeta, Krill Cavalry
P.S.  And if I did elect to actually manage my team in one or two arenas, I don't
think this would be on the short list.

Absorb All -- And people say *I* am annoying! -- The Userous Merchant

20 June 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

26 June 2006
To those interested, G.E.C.K.O., Inc, is looking for able-bodied warriors to embark
on a dangerous mission.  Those interested (or for more details) diplo me at:
Juice, DM 93, mgr. Arena Masters, Inc -- Juice

30 June 2006
All -- I am looking for able bodied warriors, magic-wielding wizards, faith-healing
clerics, and quick-handed thieves to begin a quest requested by the Emperor of the
Southern Kingdom of Crailmia.  All interested parties can diplo me in arena 93 --
Noblish Island, c/o Will-O-Wisps (1422) or write to me at -- Robert Bennett, 317173,
4269 West M-80, Kincheloe, Mi 49784. -- the Lightbearer, mgr. Will-O-Wisps

1 July 2006
BROTHER KNIGHTS OF THE DESOLATE EMPIRE -- Hail brothers where ever you are to be
found!  We are engaging in arena 31.  Let them feel our wrath.  Onward to glory!!! --
Dark knight Blackstorm

1 July 2006
Soultaker -- Read your e-mail! -- Guardian

10 July 2006
The Dark Knights sat at the Dark Table with grim faces.  All present knew that there
could be no quarter.  The Forces of Desolation would be unleashed.  There would be no
turning back, no mercy and no hesitation to do what was necessary.  Teeth gritted and
knuckles whitened with fury as the IMPERIAL PROCLAMATION was signed by each Dark
Knight.
     AS OF JULY 1, 2006 -- WAR IS DECLARED ON THE ALLIANCE KNOWN AS THE VENDETTA
CARTEL.
     The Desolate Empire -- Dark Knights:  Ancient Creep, Blackstorm, Dok Sik, Goat,
Heathen, Hatebred, Kon, Osiris, Toker, Wasby the Great

14 July 2006
In response to the Desolate Empire's declaration of war, the Vendetta Cartel offers
the following response:

The members of the Vendetta Cartel can be found in 1, 8, 9, 10,  11, 14, 22, 25, 28,
31, 39, 45, 47, 50, 52, 54, 59, 60, 100, and 106.  Stop yapping in the all-arena ads,
pick an arena, issue a challenge, actually win something, and then maybe (and we
stress maybe) you may speak.  You may come to our home arenas (8, 31, and 47) and
confront us, but we suggest you learn to win in your own "home" arena (52) first.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ABSORB ALL slimly won victory over TAKES CREDIT in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
DOES NOTHING unbelievably bested TERI LARK in a 3 minute Challenge match.
ULTIMATE SIN was viciously subdued by MIKELA POOLE in a popular 2 minute Title fight.
TIRALEA FLETE devastated CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
DO HICKEY defeated DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 2 minute brutal struggle.
IRMEAN devastated THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided competition.
LOREN POOLE won victory over EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute beginner's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         LUNGING ATTACK     2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         TOTAL PARRY       25 -   8 -  0      76  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW        12 -   4 -  0      75  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         STRIKING ATTACK    4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         WALL OF STEEL     15 -  16 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK    12 -  15 -  2      44  |
|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  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 535 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:

AIMED BLOW         1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         4  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         3  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         3  BASHING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              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          11   5  0   98 KRILL CAVALRY (403)
TOTAL PARRY      ULTIMATE SIN 4659          17   8  0   81 MONEY PIT (475)
BASHING ATTACK   IRMEAN 4710                 7   5  1   45 MONEY PIT (475)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TIRALEA FLETE 4697.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was MIKELA POOLE 4695.  The ten other most popular fighters were TERI LARK 4694, 
TAKES CREDIT 4723, DO HICKEY 4709, ABSORB ALL 4711, DOES NOTHING 4724, TIRALEA FLETE 
4697, IRMEAN 4710, LOREN POOLE 4726, ULTIMATE SIN 4659, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was ULTIMATE SIN 4659.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were LOREN POOLE 4726, IRMEAN 4710, TIRALEA FLETE 4697, DOES NOTHING 
4724, ABSORB ALL 4711, DO HICKEY 4709, TAKES CREDIT 4723, TERI LARK 4694, MIKELA 
POOLE 4695, and  0.