DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/31/2005    Duedate: 09/13/2005

LAPUR ARENA

DM-29    TURN-509

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TETRICUS
EQUESTORS (158)
(29-4601) [16-6-1,96]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TETRICUS                       YAHEL
EQUESTORS (158)                CELESTIAL WARDENS (389)
(29-4601) [16-6-1,96]          (29-4501) [1-1-0,16]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

QUICK STINGER                  QUICK STINGER
CARDOW HUNTERS (359)           CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
(29-4600) [11-12-0,62]         (29-4600) [11-12-0,62]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

EQUESTORS (158)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. EQUESTORS (158)             43
2. CROC FILES (374)            27      RAGE OF ANGELS (361)
3. CELESTIAL WARDENS (389)     11      Unchartered Team
4. DARK GLORY (395)             0
5. RAGE OF ANGELS (361)        -2      CELESTIAL WARDENS (389)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 DARK GLORY (395)          19   6  0 76.0   1/ 1 EQUESTORS (158)          12  2 1
 2/ 0 RAGE OF ANGELS (361)      35  13  1 72.9   2/ 2 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)      9  6 0
 3/ 2 CROC FILES (374)         237 230 14 50.7   3/ 3 CROC FILES (374)          5 10 0
 4/ 3 EQUESTORS (158)          579 587 44 49.7   4/ 0*CELESTIAL WARDENS (389)   1  0 0
 5/ 4 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)     246 334  7 42.4   5- 5 DARK GLORY (395)          0  1 0
 6/ 0*CELESTIAL WARDENS (389)    1   2  0 33.3   6/ 0 RAGE OF ANGELS (361)      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 Crocodile in the Shadows #7 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     Tyrai handed Bindi two torches.
     "There is moonlight enough to see," the Croc protested, "and these will make us 
more visible."
     "And they'll keep you warm, a little."
     "Oh."  Bindi glanced at the two flames and nodded.  "I guess that's worth the 
added visibility.  Lead on, then."
     The arenamistress nodded once and set off along the beach, keeping to the higher 
edge near the forest.  Bindi followed, hearing the sounds of her own feet crunching 
on the stones but no sound from Tyrai.  How could she walk so silently?  Perhaps it 
was something to do with her shape-shifting ability, but so far as the Croc could 
tell, Tyrai had not changed into the form of a cat.
     Shrugging that aside as a mystery that couldn't be solved now and probably 
didn't matter much, keeping the torches with their warmth as close as she could 
without burning herself, Bindi followed.  The pace was fast, difficult to maintain 
where rocks turned under her feet and roots reached out to trip her.  She had a vague 
memory of being able to drop to all fours and gain stability and speed over uneven 
terrain, but this body was not shaped for that.  Bits of driftwood, some of it 
recognizable as parts of wrecked ships, loomed out of the darkness into the light of 
her torches and then disappeared into the night behind her.  In a different 
situation, she would have poked around looking for any sort of useful flotsam.  Not 
tonight.
     The long curve of the shore came to a point and swung back before Bindi expected 
it.  There had been nothing visible in the night to indicate that the narrow beach 
didn't go on forever.  Until the turn and the view along another stretch of beach.  
Fragments of reddish light showed half way along it to another horn of land, 
firelight through a thin band of trees, she decided.  The camp where Agro and his 
captor were spending the rest of this night.  Her lips curled back from her teeth, 
and her breath came out in a hiss of anger and eagerness.  She picked up her pace, 
crowding Tyrai.
     "Don't push the pace," the arenamistress warned.  "It'll do on go to get there 
out of breath and tired."
     "How can you be so cold?  Agro could be suffering tortures, he could--"
     "I have been a hunter in my day," Tyrai said.  "I know what I'm doing."
     "But--"
     "As to the possible travails of your friend, we will not help him if we have no 
strength to fight with when we get there.  If that is the impostor's camp."
     "It is."  Bindi's conviction came from something she didn't understand, maybe 
from a simple need for it to be Agro ahead.  "It cannot be anyone else out here."
     "Probably not," Tyrai agreed, "but we can't be sure till we get closer."  She 
half-drew her sword and let it slip back into its scabbard.  "I wish I had a bow...."
     "I will have my CLAWS on that monster," Bindi hissed.  "I will bite its throat 
out!"

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Wendy, what were you THINKING to go losing to me like that?  Why, I'm not only
the Duel2Dude, but I have a WINNING record today!  This is ridiculous.

                                      Stonetooth

P.S.  Although it if it leads to my graduation, I can stand it being ridiculous.

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, Warriors of LAPUR.  Allow this humble servant Novgorodny Vir to give 
you a respite from the fights in the form of this Spyreport.  EQUESTORS had cause to 
celebrate, after MARIUS got 16 points by beating WENDY.  WENDY certainly had a 
baffled expression on hers face, after losing to MARIUS and losing 10 points in the 
process!  Now I can't insult TETRICUS, as he has gloriously dueled to the top.  Oh 
great new Duelmaster!!!  (Stop me if I lay it on too thick) Word has it one team in 
LAPUR is using psychics to predict wins.  They lead a charmed life!   
     A Zenmaster once told me, 'Does not the spinning wheel turn?  And do not the 
little birds cry out?'  Any ideas?  Is it charming personality?  Conversational 
abilities?  Good oral hygiene?  Whatever it is, POSTUMUS is the most challenged 
warrior.  Place your bets!  MURRY is the long shot of the week:  they challenged MAD 
DOG, up by 28.  Fixed fights?  Paybacks?  Blind luck?  Whatever, MURRY challenged MAD 
DOG, MURRY the underdog by 28 points.   
     Like the wind whispering among the pines, do hearest I many disquieting rumors.  
Oh hard!  that to strike a flame, the match itself must needs be wasting!   
     Do not think spyreporting in LAPUR is the highlight of my life.  Keep those 
sands bloody and the buzzards fat!  Can anything compare to the pleasure of writing 
Spyreports for LAPUR?  On that giddy note I take my leave-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TETRICUS 4601                16   6  1    96       EQUESTORS (158)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LEXINGTON 4580               11   1  0   135       DARK GLORY (395)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MARIUS 4602                  15   6  0    81       EQUESTORS (158)
 STONETOOTH 4560              18  18  0    77       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 CHARLIE 4555                 14  23  0    73       CROC FILES (374)
 WENDY 4657                    8   5  0    70       CROC FILES (374)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WALKS SOFTLY 4568             8  24  0    63       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 QUICK STINGER 4600           11  12  0    62       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MURRY 4638                    7   8  0    52       CROC FILES (374)
 GALLIENUS 4607               12   8  1    49       EQUESTORS (158)
 AUREOLUS 4631                 9   6  0    46       EQUESTORS (158)
-NASHVILLE 4577                5   3  0    38       DARK GLORY (395)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAD DOG 4625                  6  10  0    32       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
-LOUISVILLE 4579               3   2  0    29       DARK GLORY (395)
 MOLLY 4645                    5   9  0    28       CROC FILES (374)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-REVENGE 4204                  1   0  0    21       RAGE OF ANGELS (361)
 POSTUMUS 4684                 2   0  1    19       EQUESTORS (158)
 YAHEL 4501                    1   1  0    16       CELESTIAL WARDENS (389)
 ALKAROM 4685                  1   0  0    13       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 RETRIBUTION 4206              1   2  0     5       RAGE OF ANGELS (361)
-ZARACHIEL 4500                0   1  0     1       CELESTIAL WARDENS (389)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
ACCO 4680              2  5 0 CROC FILES 374        POSTUMUS 4684         509         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Charlie -- Down, boy! -- Quick Stinger

Deadly Assassin?  What other kind is there? -- Black Tiger

Tetricus -- Heck, you just didn't want to see us get lots of wins this time, did you?
And it had to be ME to lose, I hate that. -- Mad Dog

Marius -- What the Dog didn't allow for is that we almost ALWAYS lose to Equestors.
It's in our charter, almost! -- Walks Softly

T-Hawk -- Sorry it's short, but at least I got something in today. -- the Scribe

4 August 2005
Ladies and Gentlemen...The Announcement You Have All Been Waiting For Is Here!!!!!!!!

ZalCon3...The Rebirth!!!!!!! 

The Rules Are Simple, The Prizes Are Awesome, The Competition Fierce!

Where:  Dullens (DM13)  When:  October 8th, 2005

The Rules:
Every Manager Must DA Their Entire Team On The First Turn They Enter The Contest.
All Warriors DA'd In This Manner MUST Be At Zero FE And May Fight In The Contest If
They Live.  The Style Of The Warrior Must Be Present In The Name In A Non Ambiguous
Manner, Standard Abbreviations Accepted.  Scoring Starts On The 3rd Turn Of The
Contest Which Will Also Be The First Turn After The October Mail In.  Dead Warriors
May Be Entered From The Contest To Dead Apprentices ONLY--And With Zero FE!!!!!  All
Living Warriors May Be Entered Into Rookies or Apprentices For The October Mail In.

Scoring:
 1 Point For Each Win.
 1 Point For Each Kill.
-1 Point For Each Loss.
-1 Point For Each Death.

Categories:
Ultimate Style Master:  Warrior Of Any Style With The Most Style Master Points.
Top Team:  Team With The Most Points At The End Of The Contest.
Top Warrior:  Warrior With The Most Points At The End Of The Contest.
MVP Team:  Team With The Most Free Fight Awards At The End Of The Contest.
MVP Warrior:  Warrior With The Most Free Fight Awards At The End Of The Contest.
Style Master:  Warrior With The Most Points Vs. Style In Each Style At The End Of The
               Contest.
Warrior Top 11:  Next 10 Top Point Gaining Warriors At The End Of The Contest.
Iron Manager:  Any Manager With 100 Fights During The Contest (20 Turns Plus 2 Pre
               Turns).
***Special Category*** An Additional Top Team Award Will Be Granted For Each 5 Iron
Manager Awards Starting At 6.

Prizes:
Ultimate Style Master, Top Team, Top Warrior:  +1 To Bonus, Damage Bump, Free Train
                                              Or Learn 2 Skills, Favorites Knowledge.
MVP Team And MVP Warrior:  20 Rollups.
Style Master:  +1 To Bonus.
Warrior Top 11:  Free Train Or Learn 2 Skills. 
Iron Manager:  +1 To Bonus.

Please Contact Zalgor Prigg Via Diplo (Armor & Weapons DM102) or Email
(zalgor@hotmail.com) Should You Have Any Questions Or Wish A Free Team Rollup To Dark
Arena On Turn 1.

Disclaimer:  All Prizes Are To Be Used On Contest Team Only And Are Non Transferable.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CHARLIE bested QUICK STINGER in a 3 minute master's Challenge fight.
MURRY vanquished MAD DOG in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
MOLLY was subdued by AUREOLUS in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
ACCO was dispatched by POSTUMUS in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge brawl.
STONETOOTH was overpowered by TETRICUS in a 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
WENDY was bested by MARIUS in a 2 minute brawl.
GALLIENUS was vanquished by WALKS SOFTLY in a 2 minute mismatched fight.
YAHEL overpowered RETRIBUTION in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
ALKAROM overpowered IRRITATED HOUSEWIFE in a 1 minute uneven melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         BASHING ATTACK    22 -  15 -  0      59  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY        4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         WALL OF STEEL     24 -  18 -  0      57  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    12 -  11 -  1      52  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   7 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         AIMED BLOW         7 -   7 -  0      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -  14 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   9 -  1      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   7 -  0      36  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   2 -  0      33  |

Turn 509 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     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         3  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  3         2  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   TETRICUS 4601              16   6  1   96 EQUESTORS (158)
WALL OF STEEL    MARIUS 4602                15   6  0   81 EQUESTORS (158)
STRIKING ATTACK  WENDY 4657                  8   5  0   70 CROC FILES (374)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is QUICK STINGER 4600.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was QUICK STINGER 4600.  The ten other most popular fighters were CHARLIE 4555, 
POSTUMUS 4684, WENDY 4657, MARIUS 4602, WALKS SOFTLY 4568, AUREOLUS 4631, TETRICUS 
4601, YAHEL 4501, ALKAROM 4685, and MURRY 4638.

The least popular fighter this week was RETRIBUTION 4206.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were GALLIENUS 4607, STONETOOTH 4560, MOLLY 4645, MAD DOG 4625, ACCO 
4680, MURRY 4638, ALKAROM 4685, YAHEL 4501, TETRICUS 4601, and AUREOLUS 4631.