DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/12/2012    Duedate: 01/25/2012

ZORPUNT ARENA

DM-24    TURN-676

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

VINEGAR
WRESTLING (501)
(24-4943) [21-11-0,104]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

VINEGAR                        POSITION IS EMPTY
WRESTLING (501)                
(24-4943) [21-11-0,104]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

VINEGAR                        RINGWORM
WRESTLING (501)                WRESTLING (501)
(24-4943) [21-11-0,104]        (24-4959) [13-7-0,61]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

WRESTLING (501)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. KRILL CAVALRY (403)         30
2. DRESDEN FILES (495)          0      WRESTLING (501)
3. WRESTLING (501)             -1      Unchartered Team

                                       DRAGON RIDERS (254)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 2*DRESDEN FILES (495)        8   1  0 88.9   1/ 1 WRESTLING (501)           8  4 0
 2/ 3 WRESTLING (501)           92  47  1 66.2   2/ 2 KRILL CAVALRY (403)       8  7 0
 3/ 4 KRILL CAVALRY (403)      865 894 26 49.2   3- 3*DRESDEN FILES (495)       1  0 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 343): NORM QUESHA of MIDDLE WAY 11 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 688): ROSE ROOSTER of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 688): SPIKE of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 673): BLOODY KINK of THE SAVAGE KINKS (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 675): VINEGAR of WRESTLING (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 672): SHOULDA 8 STEAK of PARKING LOT 3 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 669): BETTEY FOURS of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 670): LOST IN PACE of PACE'S WILD (Pacemaker, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 633): LORIS DEANE of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 630): THE HAND OF DOG of DA DOG POWNDAZ (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 621): MONSIGNOR MARK of FANIDLS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 291): ZOUM LA BOUSE of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 516): MISS PASSIN' of WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 244): DIANGELIQUE of DARQUE FORCES V (Master Darque, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 573): DOMINION of ZOMBIE SQUAD III (Khisanth, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 343): MIDDLE WAY 11 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 688): COLORIFIC (Purple People Eater, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 688): THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 673): SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 675): WRESTLING (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 672): SAY MY NAME (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 669): GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 670): RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 633): CAPTAIN PLANET (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 630): THE STORM FRONT (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 621): FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 291): PYROMANIA (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 516): WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 244): DARQUE FORCES V (Master Darque, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 573): SUPERIOR FORCES et al (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 688): ROSE ROOSTER of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
                   (turn 687): BLACK EYE of COLORIFIC (Purple People Eater, mgr.)
                               CANILIV CAT of FURRY FURY (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 673): STING of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 674): DARRON POOLE of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 670): LOST IN PACE of PACE'S WILD (Pacemaker, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 291): 451 DEGREES of PYROMANIA (Marma Duke, mgr.)
                (turn 290): HOT STUFF of PYROMANIA (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 514): SLITHER of SERPENTS HOLD 113 (Khisanth, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly ZORPUNT games.  DONNY POOLE caught the eye of many in 
the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested WWC and was awarded 16 points in 
recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, DONNY POOLE put down WWC, 
causing her to lose 13 points of recognition in the process.  Although VENOMOUS 
CONCUBINE made a valiant effort, it did not suffice to topple the reign of victorious 
VINEGAR.  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!  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!  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                  
 VINEGAR 4943                 21  11  0   104       WRESTLING (501)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OLYMPIC 4958                 15   5  0    96       WRESTLING (501)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HARRY DRESDEN 4864            8   1  0    80       DRESDEN FILES (495)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TARANA STONE 4963             9  10  1    66       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
 RINGWORM 4959                13   7  0    61       WRESTLING (501)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DONNY POOLE 4956              8  18  0    55       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
 JOBERT DONNER 4964            8  11  0    40       KRILL CAVALRY (403)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WWC 4996                      7   3  0    31       WRESTLING (501)
 DELBERT MOONE 4998            4   5  0    25       KRILL CAVALRY (403)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEE DEE POLEN 5001            1   0  0    13       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

Vinegar -- Damn, I used up the last of my baking soda and, since I was graduating,
didn't get more.  But it's as well that you take the title on a win. -- Darron Poole

Olympic -- Not this year, okay?  I'm just not up for it. -- Tarana Stone

WWC -- Oh, gods, the SHAME.  Subdued by a woman's water closet! -- Donny Poole

These Dangerous Criminals are a menace.  We should do something final about them. --
Delbert Moone

The Osksi Noble is such a little guy... but the meat really IS sweeter when it's from
close to the bone. -- Jobert Donner

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

VINEGAR devastated VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
OLYMPIC savagely defeated VETERAN MERCENARY in a exciting 1 minute gory melee.
RINGWORM viciously subdued JOBERT DONNER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute gory brawl.
TARANA STONE overpowered THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 1 minute mismatched match.
DONNY POOLE devastated WWC in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
DELBERT MOONE was devastated by AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute mismatched match.
DEE DEE POLEN handily defeated MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       4         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -   3 -  0      81  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK   19 -   5 -  0      79  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         LUNGING ATTACK    10 -   8 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         AIMED BLOW        19 -  23 -  0      45  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   9 -  0      10  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   3 -  0       0  |

Turn 676 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       VINEGAR 4943               21  11  0  104 WRESTLING (501)
STRIKING ATTACK  OLYMPIC 4958               15   5  0   96 WRESTLING (501)
SLASHING ATTACK  RINGWORM 4959              13   7  0   61 WRESTLING (501)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is VINEGAR 4943.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was RINGWORM 4959.  The ten other most popular fighters were VINEGAR 4943, OLYMPIC 
4958, TARANA STONE 4963, DONNY POOLE 4956, DEE DEE POLEN 5001, JOBERT DONNER 4964, 
WWC 4996, DELBERT MOONE 4998,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was DELBERT MOONE 4998.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were WWC 4996, JOBERT DONNER 4964, DEE DEE POLEN 5001, DONNY POOLE 
4956, TARANA STONE 4963, OLYMPIC 4958, VINEGAR 4943, RINGWORM 4959,  0, and  0.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

VINEGAR (24-4943) WRESTLING (501)

                              "DARK ARENA" -- The Novel

    For centuries, the Shagornan Elves have been forced to live underground. 
    Human invaders, the Delarquans, burned their forests, sparking a war of elven 
    annihilation. The elders told tales that when the Delarquans marched to war 
    against the elves, the land itself bled as they passed. Since the war, the 
    elves have dwindled with every passing year, while the humans multiply like 
    rodents across the land of Alastari. 

    Now, the Delarquans have disappeared. Some say they departed, others indicate 
    it.s a ruse, but there have been whispered rumors of another greater threat 
    looming in the region. Khyron of the Shagornan Elves has been tasked to 
    determine the cause, realizing that failure is probable and at the end of the 
    road death could be the only reward. 

    Khyron has known only the safety of the caves, but now he must journey to the 
    world above...the World with No Ceiling.

Throughout the years, many fine writers have played Duelmasters/Duel II and have 
contributed greatly to the history and background of the world of Alastari.  One very 
intense period, during the early '90's, was during the Rocanis War, when authors from 
both the Delarquan and Free Blades arenas collaborated on writing the history of the 
invasion of the arena-city of Rocanis.  Mark Manley (aka Grimwood) is a long-time 
manager in Rocanis, and was one of the writers who contributed so much to this 
history.  Over the subsequent years, he has worked to bring his novelization to life 
and make the story of the War and the preceding events which led to it available to 
the greater public.  Many Rocanis legends appear in the book: Itoz Trollbane, 
Sandstorm, and others.  The novel is a treat to read--even more so if you are familiar 
with the game!

If you're interested in purchasing a copy of the book, here are links: 
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Dark-Arena-Mark-G-
Manley/dp/1936127598/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1319631863&sr=1-2
Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dark-arena-mark-
manley/1105609584?ean=2940011494659&itm=2&usri=dark%2barena
Treble Heart Books: http://www.trebleheartbooks.com/WDManley.html 

Mark Manley is planning to attend the upcoming Winter Face-to-Face in Tempe, and has 
offered a special prize to the winner of the Rookies and Primus tournaments:  An 
autographed copy of Dark Arena, autographed by the author, the artist, and the RSI 
staff!  In addition, as a special prize, the top up-and-coming tournament manager will 
also receive an autographed copy!  Mark will have copies of Dark Arena available at 
the tournament, and as a special bonus, each copy of Dark Arena sold at the FTF will 
include one new team rollup!  We hope that many of you can venture to Tempe to 
participate in the Face-to-Face, compete in the tournament, and congratulate Mark in 
person on his achievement!