DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/25/2005    Duedate: 06/07/2005

LAPUR ARENA

DM-29    TURN-502

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DOMITIAN
EQUESTORS (158)
(29-4594) [12-8-1,97]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DOMITIAN                       CYRUS THE GREAT
EQUESTORS (158)                AGE OF EMPIRES (404)
(29-4594) [12-8-1,97]          (29-4677) [1-0-0,11]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DOMITIAN                       CYRUS THE GREAT
EQUESTORS (158)                AGE OF EMPIRES (404)
(29-4594) [12-8-1,97]          (29-4677) [1-0-0,11]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

EQUESTORS (158)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. AGE OF EMPIRES (404)        30
2. CROC FILES (374)            23      ANGRY ANIMALS (390)
3. ANGRY ANIMALS (390)         18      Unchartered Team
4. ECHL-EAST (313)              7
5. CARDOW HUNTERS (359)         3      AGE OF EMPIRES (404)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0 ANGRY ANIMALS (390)       25  17  1 59.5   1/ 1 EQUESTORS (158)           9  6 0
 2- 1 DEATH THREAT (376)       105  89 15 54.1   2/ 2 CROC FILES (374)          8  7 0
 3/ 2 CROC FILES (374)         224 208 14 51.9   3/ 4 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)      5 10 0
 4- 3 BLACK SAMURAI (166)      287 270 20 51.5   4- 3 BLACK SAMURAI (166)       3  2 0
 5/ 5 EQUESTORS (158)          556 577 43 49.1   5/ 0 ANGRY ANIMALS (390)       3  2 0
 6/ 6 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)     226 319  7 41.5   6/ 0*AGE OF EMPIRES (404)      2  3 0
 7/ 0 ECHL-EAST (313)           10  15  0 40.0   7- 5 DEATH THREAT (376)        1  2 1
 8/ 0*AGE OF EMPIRES (404)       2   3  0 40.0   8/ 0 ECHL-EAST (313)           0  1 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, friends and fiends, welcome to your friendly neighborhood spyreport.  
I doubt LAPUR will ever be the same.  LAPUR welcomes a new team to our ranks, 
unofficially of course, for now.  But welcome nonetheless to AGE OF EMPIRES.  Let's 
see what you can do.  And let's see, WENDY fought TETRICUS and gained 19 points and 
contributed to CROC FILES' 3-2-0.  TETRICUS has lost to WENDY, falling 12 points, 
while helping make EQUESTORS a 3-2-0 turn.  Defending hers title for another turn, 
CASSIE kept EQUESTORS' warrior, DOMITIAN, from claiming the throne.  Tell me, is 
nothing sacred?  I have heard from unimpeachable sources that The Warty Toad uses 
trolls in their stew.  Talk about gristle!   
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.  The most challenged warrior this turn was CARDOW HUNTERS' 
warrior BLACK TIGER.  More fighters challenged him than challenged the Duelmaster!   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  A brave warrior does not carry a red shield, he has nothing to cover or 
hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep your swords 
sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to paper-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DOMITIAN 4594                12   8  1    97       EQUESTORS (158)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ENOSHIMA 4349                35  12  0   117       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
-MACHIGAI 4506                17   5  0    99       BLACK SAMURAI (166)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLACK TIGER 4436             17  34  0    89       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 FIGHTING COCK 4514            9   2  0    89       ANGRY ANIMALS (390)
-KOJIRO 4456                  13   6  1    87       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 STONETOOTH 4560              14  15  0    77       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
-FURY 3872                     8   3  0    75       ECHL-EAST (313)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHARLIE 4555                 12  18  0    60       CROC FILES (374)
 WENDY 4657                    5   1  0    57       CROC FILES (374)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STUBBORN ASS 4517             7   4  0    55       ANGRY ANIMALS (390)
 MARIUS 4602                  11   3  0    48       EQUESTORS (158)
 GALLIENUS 4607                9   4  1    48       EQUESTORS (158)
-JUNIBAN 4599                 13   2  0    42       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 TETRICUS 4601                10   5  1    42       EQUESTORS (158)
 QUICK STINGER 4600            7   9  0    35       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 WALKS SOFTLY 4568             5  20  0    35       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BITTER BEETLE 4611            3   2  0    32       ANGRY ANIMALS (390)
 AUREOLUS 4631                 4   4  0    29       EQUESTORS (158)
 MOLLY 4645                    3   4  0    24       CROC FILES (374)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-THE RASH 4613                 1   1  0    18       DEATH THREAT (376)
 MURRY 4638                    3   5  0    14       CROC FILES (374)
-FROST BITE 4648               1   0  1    14       DEATH THREAT (376)
 MAD DOG 4625                  2   7  0    13       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 CYRUS THE GREAT 4677          1   0  0    11       AGE OF EMPIRES (404)
 PHILP OF MACEDON 4678         1   0  0     8       AGE OF EMPIRES (404)
 ORATHAI 4598                  0   1  0     7       ECHL-EAST (313)
 TESTY TITMOUSE 4610           1   3  0     6       ANGRY ANIMALS (390)
 CROTCHETY CLAM 4639           1   1  0     6       ANGRY ANIMALS (390)
 CAESAR 4679                   0   1  0     1       AGE OF EMPIRES (404)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
A 4676                 0  1 0 AGE OF EMPIRES 404    RIVER MONSTER 390     502 NONE    
B 4675                 0  1 0 AGE OF EMPIRES 404    DARK CHAMPION 389     502 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Wendy -- Another damned lizard!  I hate lizards, they make me sick to my stomach.
And their toes tickle my mouth, and when their tails come off, it's gross. -- Mad Dog

Murry -- Don't lead with your face, big boy.  It's SOOO easy to hit. -- Quick Stinger

Domitian -- Somehow I get the idea you thought my head was a gong that needed
ringing.  It certainly IS ringing, anyway, although I will admit that you were
more...catholic in your choice of targets. -- Black Tiger
P.S.  Do you suppose if I shave, the Commission will realize that I'm not a dwarf?

     No, once they get an idea in their heads, it stays. -- Ed.

Tetricus -- I nearly broke a tooth on you!  But the result was satisfying, even if I
didn't learn any skills.  Thanks; it makes a pleasant change. -- Stonetooth

Juniban -- Would it help if I stomped up loudly, do you suppose? -- Walks Softly

Cassie -- Congratulations. -- all the Cardow Hunters

T-Hawk -- No promises, but we'll see. -- the Scribe

4 May 2005
Several questions have been asked about Slaughter's Challenge that I'd like to
address and clarify.
     1)  All Prizes must be used on the contest team, this includes the resurrection.
         Remember any fast arena team should be able to transfer to a slow arena
         (except for arena 82, I believe).
     2)  Warriors will be allowed to fight and run in the dead tourney, should there
         be one, and return if an opening can be made without breaking the rules
         (i.e. only one DA fight allowed per team).
     3)  If you win your single DA match you do not get another.  It's one use of the
         Dark Arena win or lose so if you want him/her/it dead be sure and throw the
         match!
     4)  The resurrection potion's longevity has been extended by the commission to 6
         months but the other potions (favorites, and +1 bonus) must still be used
         within 2 turns and on a 5 FE or higher warrior.  The resurrection can go on
         any warrior regardless of FE.
Street Legal

P.S.  My thanks to those already entered (Hammer, The Consortium, Tripwire, Stik, and
Shaman) and hope many more find a reason to come to arena 54.  Again, my email is
triumph1971@hotmail.com or you can diplo me in arena 14 at THE DEATH SQUAD (63) if
you need more info!

21 May 2005
Amendment for "Fratsfas Quest for the Best!"
     Managers that have teams already established in Fratsfa need not have (3) three
warriors in the initiates.  FE will NOT be a factor.  Stables may be entered at any
time.  Just announce your stable in the p-ads.
     ***************************************************************************
     This in my invitation to all managers  who wish to prove their mettle against
managers from all over Alastari.  We have limited TP's in this contest to one a team
at a time.  We DO NOT want this contest to become a scum fest as many others have,
hence the Andorian arena.  Good luck to all who come to prove their skills.  "May
your enemies' blood flow freely" -- Dark Knight Toker, Desolate Empire Alliance

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

A was butchered by RIVER MONSTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
B was butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
CHARLIE was demolished by BLACK TIGER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
WENDY savagely defeated TETRICUS in a crowd pleasing 2 minute bloody Challenge duel.
CASSIE savagely defeated DOMITIAN in a crowd pleasing 2 minute veteran's Title fight.
FIGHTING COCK won victory over STONETOOTH in a exciting 1 minute master's fight.
QUICK STINGER was unbelievably bested by MARIUS in a 2 minute competition.
STUBBORN ASS overpowered WALKS SOFTLY in a 1 minute uneven melee.
GALLIENUS won victory over BITTER BEETLE in a 2 minute expert vs. novice duel.
MURRY was vanquished by AUREOLUS in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
MOLLY defeated MAD DOG in a 1 minute match.
TESTY TITMOUSE was viciously subdued by CYRUS THE GREAT in a 5 minute novice's bout.
CROTCHETY CLAM bested CAESAR in a 2 minute amateur's conflict.
ORATHAI was savagely defeated by PHILP OF MACEDON in a 4 minute amateur's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         TOTAL PARRY       17 -   8 -  0      68  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         LUNGING ATTACK    26 -  18 -  1      59  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         WALL OF STEEL     25 -  20 -  1      56  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         AIMED BLOW         7 -   8 -  0      47  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   7 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         BASHING ATTACK    17 -  25 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -  13 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -  15 -  2      35  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   9 -  0      18  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  10 -  0       9  |

Turn 502 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     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  3         3  PARRY-LUNGE    
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  2                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  2                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   DOMITIAN 4594              12   8  1   97 EQUESTORS (158)
PARRY-LUNGE      FIGHTING COCK 4514          9   2  0   89 ANGRY ANIMALS (390)
STRIKING ATTACK  WENDY 4657                  5   1  0   57 CROC FILES (374)
LUNGING ATTACK   STUBBORN ASS 4517           7   4  0   55 ANGRY ANIMALS (390)
WALL OF STEEL    MARIUS 4602                11   3  0   48 EQUESTORS (158)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DOMITIAN 4594.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was CYRUS THE GREAT 4677.  The ten other most popular fighters were ORATHAI 4598, 
PHILP OF MACEDON 4678, WENDY 4657, FIGHTING COCK 4514, STUBBORN ASS 4517, BLACK TIGER 
4436, DOMITIAN 4594, QUICK STINGER 4600, MARIUS 4602, and GALLIENUS 4607.

The least popular fighter this week was CAESAR 4679.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were TESTY TITMOUSE 4610, MAD DOG 4625, MURRY 4638, WALKS SOFTLY 4568, B 
4675, A 4676, CROTCHETY CLAM 4639, STONETOOTH 4560, TETRICUS 4601, and CHARLIE 4555.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

CASSIE (29-4574) CROC FILES (374)