DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/05/2007    Duedate: 07/18/2007

ZORPUNT ARENA

DM-24    TURN-560

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

KERMAN JONES
KRILL CAVALRY (403)
(24-4745) [10-5-0,92]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TERI LARK                      MANUEL PEREZ
KRILL CAVALRY (403)            MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (488)
(24-4694) [17-24-0,95]         (24-4759) [2-0-1,29]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TERI LARK                      KERMAN JONES
KRILL CAVALRY (403)            KRILL CAVALRY (403)
(24-4694) [17-24-0,95]         (24-4745) [10-5-0,92]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

KRILL CAVALRY (403)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MINGALOIDS (486)            52
2. MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (488)     35      KRILL CAVALRY (403)
3. KRILL CAVALRY (403)          9      Unchartered Team
4. 071406C (484)                0
                                       MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (488)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 071406C (484)             18   3  0 85.7   1/ 1 KRILL CAVALRY (403)      11  4 0
 2/ 2*MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (488)    8   2  1 80.0   2/ 2*MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (488)   8  2 1
 3/ 3 KRILL CAVALRY (403)      616 576 17 51.7   3- 3 071406C (484)             2  0 0
 4/ 0*MINGALOIDS (486)           2   3  0 40.0   4/ 0*MINGALOIDS (486)          2  3 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Whew, that was close!  I thought I might take the title on a loss to a standby,
and I didn't want to do that.  It would have been easy, sure, but think how it'd
look.  This arena doesn't have all that much to be proud of at the moment, so...I
won.  I don't think Gilbo Shortaxe (the Khalhums Dwarf) threw the fight, either.  I
really lit into him.

                                    Kerman Jones

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of ZORPUNT!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  My praise to MEDAL OF HONOR A3 for 
their 4-1-0 week this time out.  Indeed, it was a skillfully fought round deserving 
of notice!  BABY KARLIE caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as she 
skillfully bested MORLIN POOLE and was awarded 20 points in recognition.  In one of 
the week's more notable duels, ASH LEELA put down MITCHELL PAIGE, causing him to lose 
9 points of recognition in the process.  Although VETERAN MERCENARY made a valiant 
effort, it did not suffice to topple the reign of victorious KERMAN JONES.  No 
confirmation, but my sources claim that the top team has gained their position using 
magical aids.  Charmed weapons perhaps?   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In ZORPUNT "art" is a word that has 
long since passed from the language!  Mighty fighters cannot but expect competition 
from those below.  MORLIN POOLE take warning!  You have more than a few enemies in 
ZORPUNT.   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Some say a warrior is judged by the way he bears 
arms.  One thing is sure, better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!   
     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!  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                  
 KERMAN JONES 4745            10   5  0    92       KRILL CAVALRY (403)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TERI LARK 4694               17  24  0    95       KRILL CAVALRY (403)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TRAVIS T FLETE 4728          19   6  3    87       KRILL CAVALRY (403)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MIRESSEA POOLE 4744          13   5  1    50       KRILL CAVALRY (403)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MANUEL PEREZ 4759             2   0  1    29       MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (488)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DA1 4758                      2   0  0    20       MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (488)
 BABY KARLIE 4750              1   0  0    20       MINGALOIDS (486)
 FRANK PEREGORY 4757           2   0  0    19       MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (488)
 DA2 4756                      1   1  0    16       MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (488)
 ASH LEELA 4749                1   0  0    14       MINGALOIDS (486)
 MORLIN POOLE 4761             2   2  0     8       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
 MITCHELL PAIGE 4760           1   1  0     4       MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (488)
 KYLEMEISTER 4746              0   1  0     3       MINGALOIDS (486)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
MEAN GENE 4747         0  1 0 MINGALOIDS 486        BANDIT PRINCE 417     560 NONE    
MICK 4748              0  1 0 MINGALOIDS 486        STONE GOLEM 418       560 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

It was, well, not a PLEASURE, but I didn't MIND losing to A Monk PI to see him GONE
from here forever. -- Travis T Flete

I wish to thank Bendiso of Osksi, Master of Kung-Fu and Other Esoteric Arts, for his
patient and fruitful instruction. -- Teri Lark

What I want to know is, does the Mayor or whoever pay the arena for training his
guards? -- Miressea Poole

DA2 -- I was going to say, Wow, a real opponent!  But with a name like that...I'm not
so sure. -- Morlin Poole
P.S.  If you're half an elf, what's the other half, Shewish?

I, Barkhotai, Guard and Captain of Guards, do here publicly state that I am not a
member of the Unknown Cult, have never been a member of the Unknown Cult, and have no
desire to be such.  Yes, I worked with the Cult to determine a proper fate for
hostile so-called fan who was injuring gladiators (both managed and standby) by
pitching red-hot coins onto the sands during the fight, but that does NOT constitute
any commitment to or sympathy for the cult as such.  Simply, they also provide
standbys and thus were among the injured parties, and they were the first to propose
a suitable fate for the troublemaker.  No one else had any good suggestions to offer,
either.  Embezzle his funds?  Loan him money at injurious rates of interest?  Please!

Reward offered!  For the name or clues to the identity of the person who let Dahlak
Krag, the Captured Orc, out of the arena dungeon.  Contact Arenamaster Kai.
P.S.  Do you know how hard it is to capture and hold an orc these days?  We can't
afford to lose ours.

The Unknown Cult is proud to announce that a public ceremony will be held in the
arena today after the fight.  No membership in the cult will be assumed or implied by
attendance at this ceremony.  Come one, come all, see a contractor forced to eat ten
tons of abyssal mud!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MEAN GENE was viciously butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 6 minute Dark Arena fight.
MICK was savagely slain by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
KERMAN JONES savagely defeated VETERAN MERCENARY in a 2 minute bloody Title duel.
TRAVIS T FLETE viciously subdued CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a slow 6 minute brutal fight.
TERI LARK devastated M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
MIRESSEA POOLE defeated FRATSFA SLAVE in a 4 minute veteran vs. amateur struggle.
MANUEL PEREZ handily defeated CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute uneven fight.
MITCHELL PAIGE slimly lost to ASH LEELA in a 2 minute beginner's duel.
MORLIN POOLE was vanquished by BABY KARLIE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
DA2 vanquished PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
FRANK PEREGORY overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
DA1 overpowered KYLEMEISTER in a 1 minute one-sided match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       4         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         STRIKING ATTACK    2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY       14 -   7 -  1      67  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         AIMED BLOW        19 -  11 -  1      63  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         LUNGING ATTACK     3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         BASHING ATTACK     0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 560 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         4 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  2         4  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       KERMAN JONES 4745          10   5  0   92 KRILL CAVALRY (403)
TOTAL PARRY      TRAVIS T FLETE 4728        19   6  3   87 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 MICK 4748.  The ten other most popular fighters were KERMAN JONES 4745, TERI LARK 
4694, MANUEL PEREZ 4759, ASH LEELA 4749, BABY KARLIE 4750, MITCHELL PAIGE 4760, FRANK 
PEREGORY 4757, DA2 4756, DA1 4758, and MIRESSEA POOLE 4744.

The least popular fighter this week was TRAVIS T FLETE 4728.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were MEAN GENE 4747, KYLEMEISTER 4746, MORLIN POOLE 4761, MIRESSEA 
POOLE 4744, DA1 4758, DA2 4756, FRANK PEREGORY 4757, MITCHELL PAIGE 4760, BABY KARLIE 
4750, and ASH LEELA 4749.

                           SUMMER FACE-TO-FACE IN ATLANTA!

Our next summer FTF will be held in Atlanta, Georgia, July 27-29, 2007.  It will be 
held at the Sheraton Buckhead Hotel in Atlanta, on 3405 Lenox Road NE (404-261-9250). 
Room rates are $95.00 per night, 1-4 occupancy.  There is a free shuttle from the 
MARTA station two blocks away and free parking, high speed internet (for extra charge), 
fitness center, jacuzzi, and pool.  The rooms are blocked--ask for the Reality 
Simulations room block.  Look for transportation info in the tournament information 
sheet.  We hope you're all looking forward to it and that we will see you there!