DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/12/2007    Duedate: 04/25/2007

ZORPUNT ARENA

DM-24    TURN-554

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

A. MONK, P.I.
071406C (484)
(24-4732) [13-3-0,102]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

A. MONK, P.I.                  POSITION IS EMPTY
071406C (484)                  
(24-4732) [13-3-0,102]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TERI LARK                      A. MONK, P.I.
KRILL CAVALRY (403)            071406C (484)
(24-4694) [13-22-0,84]         (24-4732) [13-3-0,102]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

KRILL CAVALRY (403)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. KRILL CAVALRY (403)         39
2. 071406C (484)                2      071406C (484)
                                       Unchartered Team

                                       MEMPHIS MAFIA (400)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 071406C (484)             13   3  0 81.3   1/ 1 KRILL CAVALRY (403)      10  5 0
 2/ 2 KRILL CAVALRY (403)      598 564 17 51.5   2/ 2 071406C (484)             2  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

     "It's infamous!"  Ardane, spy reporter for Andorak, scowled and drew back his
arm to throw his goblet through the window at the crowd outside.  Then paused to
drain the contents before resuming the about-to-throw-it position.
     "Now, now, it isn't THAT bad."  Desiree of Darkholm, always the voice of sweet
reason at these meetings, laid a hand on his, smiled, and guided the goblet back to
the table.  "It's just a little mistake, you know."
     "Ha!"  Debby Tonte of Free Blades stabbed viciously into her drink with an
umbrella.  "That's easy for YOU to say.  The Delarquans aren't complaining."
     "Of course not."  Galen of Talahya looked faintly envious as she pulled a chunk
of pineapple out of her glass and began to nibble it.  "That's because the Delarquans
are THE Masters of Kung-Fu."
     "You think some managers are complaining," Olaf Modeen said, "you should hear
what the GLADIATORS are saying.  All these rumors about the Aimed Blows having
'special enhancements'..." he shook his head.  "I know it isn't true, you know it
isn't true, the top managers know it isn't true--"
     "Of course it isn't true!"  Ketchum, spy reporter for Crysalis, matched scowls
with Ardane and said, "If ANY one style was going to get a special enhancement, it
should be--"
     "Not now, Ketch," Olaf said.  "Nobody gets, nobody has gotten, nobody WILL get,
special enhancements.  That's always been the rule, and we all know how the Greywand
hates changes.  The real problem--"
     "Try telling that to some of the managers," Debby muttered, peering into her
glass for more fruit.  "They don't want to hear it.  Every time I turn around, some
manager is claiming that someone got a special change and, you know, HE didn't and
it's all unfair."
     "The REAL problem," Olaf said firmly, over-riding her voice, "is explaining to
all the second-rate Aimed Blows why they haven't received any of these 'special
enhancements' they keep hearing about."
     "There aren't any special enhancements," Ardane growled.  "None.  Just managers
who noticed that the Kung-Fu Master is a lot more dangerous than anyone expected, and
have put YEARS into the study of Kung-Fu and learned how to really USE it for their
own gladiators."
     "Saved a lot on weapons, too," Ketchum murmured.
     "But people keep complaining," Debby Tonte said.  She fished one last piece of
fruit out of her glass and stared at it dubiously.
     "There WERE no special enhancements," Olaf said.  "There ARE no special
enhancements.  There WILL BE no special enhancements.  It's all a matter of deep
study and skilled management."
     "Like anyone's going to believe that!"
     "They have no choice," Ketchum said.  "If no 'special enhancements' were given
out, then none can be taken back.  It is the way it is.  What's the point in
complaining because the sun rises in the east?"

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly ZORPUNT games.  KERMAN JONES caught the eye of many in 
the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested M. CHARDINEE and was awarded 17 
points in recognition.  Not for nothing has A. MONK, P.I. in the past laid claim to 
the Duelmaster's throne, and this week it's proven its 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!   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and assassins.  
In the arena there is only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     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!  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 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                  
 A. MONK, P.I. 4732           13   3  0   102       071406C (484)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LOREN POOLE 4726             16   4  0    92       KRILL CAVALRY (403)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TERI LARK 4694               13  22  0    84       KRILL CAVALRY (403)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KERMAN JONES 4745             7   2  0    79       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
 TRAVIS T FLETE 4728          14   5  3    70       KRILL CAVALRY (403)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MIRESSEA POOLE 4744           9   3  1    33       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

A.Monk,P.I. -- That was well done, much better than last time.  I salute you and hope
you GRADUATE soon, darn it.  It's boring to fight standbys, but at least SOMETIMES
they speak.  You never do.  I wouldn't like a man who GABBLED all the time, but a
little conversation does make the encounter more interesting. -- Teri Lark

Ah, yes, the Veteran Mercenary.  Since there's only one gladiator active here who
isn't a member of the Krill Cavalry, of COURSE we all fight standbys except for (in
this case) Teri.  I feel sure that the Veteran Mercenary must be bound by some kind
of spell which prevents him from doing his best, because if THIS is his best, how did
he survive long enough to become a veteran, eh? -- Loren Poole

Gods, I just HATE a match against the Dangerous Crim--  What?  I WON?  I DEFEATED the
Dangerous Criminal?  All RIGHT!  This is GREAT.  Er, ah, um.  I mean...well,
NATURALLY someone as good as me defeated him, rotten crook that he is!  Of course! --
Travis T Flete

You know, the Userous Merchant has a real problem what with being so stingy, he
doesn't want to WASTE his blows.  Gods forbid he should waste any energy or ferocity
or the risk the edge of his weapon, after all! -- Kerman Jones
P.S.  I love it.

The Osksi Noble is actually rather a figure of pity than fear.  Poor guy, he isn't
even TRAGIC, really, just pathetic. -- Miressea Poole
P.S.  No wonder he got thrown out of Osksi.  I hear they have a little pride there.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

A. MONK, P.I. bested TERI LARK in a 2 minute master's Title fight.
LOREN POOLE vanquished KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute uneven battle.
KERMAN JONES demolished M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
TRAVIS T FLETE viciously subdued CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 8 minute gory contest.
MIRESSEA POOLE defeated CULT MEMBER in a 3 minute bloody match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       3         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         LUNGING ATTACK     1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         AIMED BLOW        21 -   6 -  0      78  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         TOTAL PARRY       17 -  16 -  1      52  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   7 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         BASHING 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         STRIKING ATTACK    0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 554 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         3 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0     
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0     
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0     
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       A. MONK, P.I. 4732         13   3  0  102 071406C (484)
TOTAL PARRY      TRAVIS T FLETE 4728        14   5  3   70 KRILL CAVALRY (403)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TERI LARK 4694.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was A. MONK, P.I. 4732.  The ten other most popular fighters were LOREN POOLE 4726, 
KERMAN JONES 4745, MIRESSEA POOLE 4744, TERI LARK 4694, TRAVIS T FLETE 4728,  0,  0,  
0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was TRAVIS T FLETE 4728.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were TERI LARK 4694, MIRESSEA POOLE 4744, KERMAN JONES 4745, LOREN 
POOLE 4726, A. MONK, P.I. 4732,  0,  0,  0,  0, and  0.

               NEW TEAMS IN THE TEMPORARY TOURNAMENT ARENAS (DM 81/83)

Please note that all new teams created at the Face-to-Face were temporarily placed 
in a temporary Tournament Arena, DM 81 or DM 83.  If you requested that your team be 
placed in a specific arena, it has already transferred to that arena.  Any teams not 
transferred out of DM 81 and DM 83 by May 1 will be deleted.  If you have questions 
about any of your teams, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI