DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/24/2006    Duedate: 06/06/2006

LAPUR ARENA

DM-29    TURN-528

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ACCO
CROC FILES (374)
(29-4691) [13-4-3,144]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ACCO                           POSITION IS EMPTY
CROC FILES (374)               
(29-4691) [13-4-3,144]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ACCO                           ACCO
CROC FILES (374)               CROC FILES (374)
(29-4691) [13-4-3,144]         (29-4691) [13-4-3,144]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

 (153)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DARK GLORY (395)            49
2. VENUSIANS (321)             32      DARK GLORY (395)
3. ECHL-EAST (313)             27      Unchartered Team
4. GET FUZZY (380)             13
5. CROC FILES (374)             9       (153)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 DARK GLORY (395)          25  11  1 69.4   1/ 2 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)      9  6 0
 2- 3 ARENA FELINES (399)       15  10  0 60.0   2/ 1 CROC FILES (374)          9  6 0
 3/ 0 METAL MINCERS (256)      492 334 12 59.6   3/ 4 ECHL-EAST (313)           3  1 0
 4/ 5 ECHL-EAST (313)           18  16  0 52.9   4- 3 ARENA FELINES (399)       3  1 0
 5/ 4 CROC FILES (374)         289 265 19 52.2   5/ 6 BLACK SAMURAI (166)       3  5 0
 6/ 6 BLACK SAMURAI (166)      291 277 20 51.2   6/ 5 DARK GLORY (395)          2  2 1
 7/ 0 VENUSIANS (321)          119 119  6 50.0   7/ 0 VENUSIANS (321)           2  3 0
 8/ 0 FORCE OF NATURE (312)    149 178 10 45.6   8/ 8 GET FUZZY (380)           1  2 0
 9/ 8 GET FUZZY (380)            8  10  0 44.4   9/ 0 FORCE OF NATURE (312)     1  3 0
10/ 7 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)     294 378  7 43.8  10/ 0 METAL MINCERS (256)       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

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly LAPUR games.  LEXINGTON caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested QUICK STINGER and was awarded 38 
points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, LYRA put down SUE 
NAMI, causing her to lose 23 points of recognition in the process.  This time out 
ENOSHIMA made his bid for the throne as he challenged ACCO in an all out contest of 
skill for possession of the title!  Not for nothing has ACCO in the past laid claim 
to the Duelmaster's throne, and this week he's proven his combat skill yet again.  
Heed this!  A seer has warned that if exactly 6 die in duels this week, the whole 
city shall perish!  Just remember...5 or 7!   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In LAPUR "art" is a word that has long 
since passed from the language!  I saw one fighter that warriors avoided when this 
week's challenge seeking began.  CROC FILES is feared.  This much I can say.  
Apparently the stalwarts of BLACK SAMURAI are catching the bulk of jests down at the 
challenging board for their large share of the avoids.  Loose talk at the arena has 
reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters are after 
LEXINGTON.  Watch your back!  I can not but mention with disdain the name of 
NASHVILLE who this week posted a challenge to a warrior a full 8 points below in the 
rankings.  I thought NASHVILLE showed great skill and promise when it defeated 
LADYBUG.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  The warrior's path is harsh.  For 
mediocrity there is but one reward--death.  This past week QUICK STINGER, at 23-19-0, 
departed LAPUR 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 LAPUR.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  Sadly warriors, now longer can I 
keep thy company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  Till 
we meet again, remember:  a turtle walks slow, hides head in a shell, and harms no 
one; a lion runs to slay its prey.-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ACCO 4691                    13   4  3   144       CROC FILES (374)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LEXINGTON 4580               13   4  1   123       DARK GLORY (395)
 ENOSHIMA 4349                36  14  0   122       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
-YEAR OF THE CAT 4624          8   4  0   111       ARENA FELINES (399)
-MACHIGAI 4506                17   5  0    99       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
-ALUMINUM AWL 4238             8   5  1    91       METAL MINCERS (256)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LYRA 4320                    12   8  0    83       VENUSIANS (321)
 ORATHAI 4598                  7   1  0    83       ECHL-EAST (313)
-FURY 3872                     8   3  0    75       ECHL-EAST (313)
-SILVER SCINTERER 4211        11   6  1    74       METAL MINCERS (256)
-KOJIRO 4456                  13   8  1    71       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 NASHVILLE 4577                9   5  0    69       DARK GLORY (395)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MURRY 4638                   12  21  0    66       CROC FILES (374)
 SUE NAMI 4097                11  17  0    62       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
 WHIRLWIND 4325                7   9  0    60       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
-MIGHTY MOUSER 4621            5   4  0    58       ARENA FELINES (399)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PLATINUM PEENER 4298          7   5  1    54       METAL MINCERS (256)
-CHROME CRIMPER 4296          11   5  0    51       METAL MINCERS (256)
 SNOWSHOE 4712                 8   5  0    49       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 JUNIBAN 4599                 14   3  0    45       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 LADYBUG 4709                  9   4  0    43       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOLAR FLARE 4427              7   5  0    33       VENUSIANS (321)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CONNIE 4716                   6   3  1    33       CROC FILES (374)
-LOUISVILLE 4579               3   2  0    29       DARK GLORY (395)
 SHIRELY 4673                  2   4  0    28       GET FUZZY (380)
 ASTRIAL 4328                  6   8  0    26       VENUSIANS (321)
 MENSA 4442                    5   5  1    26       VENUSIANS (321)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DOWN POUR 4323                4  11  0    23       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
 AKUMU 4674                    2   2  0    21       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 INCONEL INDENTER 4324         3   2  1    20       METAL MINCERS (256)
 EXPRESS 3553                  1   0  0    20       ECHL-EAST (313)
 TIGER LILY 4732               2   1  0    17       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 AMIE 4718                     3   2  1    16       CROC FILES (374)
-ROBBO 4415                    1   1  0    14       GET FUZZY (380)
 ILL OMEN 4494                 3   2  0    11       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
 ZERO VISABILITY 4495          2   3  0     9       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
 CEZZARO 4719                  1   4  0     8       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 WEIPA 4726                    2   1  0     7       CROC FILES (374)
-BIG BAD CAT 4623              1   0  0     6       ARENA FELINES (399)
 URSA 4508                     1   2  0     5       VENUSIANS (321)
 ADMIRAL BOWEN 4289            0   1  0     5       ECHL-EAST (313)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
QUICK STINGER 4600    23 19 0 CARDOW HUNTERS 359    LEXINGTON 4580        528         
FAST PIG 4720          1  1 0 CARDOW HUNTERS 359    AMIE 4718             525         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

All -- Sorry no personals last time, our typist was on vacation. -- Cardow Hunters

Mighty Mouser -- Sorry, pussycat, but I'm just not a mouse.  However, if you want to
go for some of them, I would be glad to help out, or at least hold your jacket while
you tackled one. -- Quick Stinger

Murry -- Oh, well.  At least I survived the experience, not to mention getting those
skills.  Thanks. -- Ladybug

A Bond Servant?  Why doesn't he go serve a bond or something? -- Snowshoe

Irritated Housewife -- I can totally relate to that! -- Tiger Lily

Weipa -- You damned lizards are all over the place.  Go away! -- Cezzaro

Crocs -- Almost certainly there will be no spotlight today.  Still getting back into
the rut, which doesn't seem as comfortable as it was a month ago. -- the Scribe

3 May 2006
All -- I've seen what's on the forum.  So I'm prey, am I, Max.  You and all your
devious buddies will become my prey, even those I thought okay.  I don't have to
explain anything I do, much like yourselves so bring it on.  Feel free to come over
to 31 for a thrashing.  Oh, by the way, I am also in a new alliance.  They tend to
share my sentiments about the VC.  If they follow me or not, we will see; I'm not at
liberty to talk for them.  The VC may be on their last stand!!!! -- Blackstorm

6 May 2006
The 2006 Mordanti Alliance Olympics are off to a grand start!  With seventeen teams
declared, running under eight different flags (not to mention six additional non-
Olympic teams present), it is looking to be as tough as any previous Olympiad, if not
more!  Olympians petitioned the Commission to make an allowance for late entries, and
the Commission agreed, and will allow new entrants to partake, as long as they are
active by Round 3 (T546, due May 29th).  So if you wish to enter, please email your
intentions to amicitia@gwi.net with team name, manager name, and affiliation
(alliance name or independent), or show up in Mordant (DM-1) on, or before, May 29th
and place your declarations in the newsletter!

Amicitia Primoris (Lord Xiang, Dameon Darkheart, JGW, Seraphim)

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ENOSHIMA was bested by ACCO in a 4 minute mismatched Challenge Title fight.
MURRY was savagely defeated by ORATHAI in a 2 minute brutal Challenge melee.
NASHVILLE overpowered LADYBUG in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
SHIRELY devastated WEIPA in a 3 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
QUICK STINGER was killed by LEXINGTON in a 1 minute master's competition.
SUE NAMI was devastated by LYRA in a 1 minute mismatched match.
JUNIBAN was outwaited by WHIRLWIND in a dull 10 minute gruesome fight.
SNOWSHOE vanquished INCONEL INDENTER in a 1 minute uneven duel.
ASTRIAL was defeated by CONNIE in a 2 minute duel.
MENSA lost to DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 2 minute fight.
SOLAR FLARE overpowered AMIE in a 1 minute uneven match.
ZERO VISABILITY was overpowered by AKUMU in a 1 minute brutal one-sided fight.
ILL OMEN was viciously subdued by EXPRESS in a exciting 4 minute amateur's conflict.
URSA was viciously subdued by TIGER LILY in a crowd pleasing 2 minute amateur's bout.
CEZZARO won victory over ADMIRAL BOWEN in a 1 minute amateur's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         STRIKING ATTACK   28 -  18 -  2      61  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL     13 -  11 -  0      54  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         LUNGING ATTACK    12 -  14 -  2      46  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         TOTAL PARRY        5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         AIMED BLOW         4 -   6 -  0      40  |

Turn 528 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 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  3         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  4         2  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  2     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  3         1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  ACCO 4691                  13   4  3  144 CROC FILES (374)
LUNGING ATTACK   LEXINGTON 4580             13   4  1  123 DARK GLORY (395)
TOTAL PARRY      ENOSHIMA 4349              36  14  0  122 BLACK SAMURAI (166)
SLASHING ATTACK  NASHVILLE 4577              9   5  0   69 DARK GLORY (395)
WALL OF STEEL    LADYBUG 4709                9   4  0   43 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ACCO 4691.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
ACCO 4691.  The ten other most popular fighters were EXPRESS 3553, TIGER LILY 4732, 
ORATHAI 4598, LEXINGTON 4580, CONNIE 4716, MURRY 4638, SHIRELY 4673, LYRA 4320, AKUMU 
4674, and ILL OMEN 4494.

The least popular fighter this week was JUNIBAN 4599.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were WHIRLWIND 4325, ZERO VISABILITY 4495, AMIE 4718, INCONEL INDENTER 4324, 
SUE NAMI 4097, QUICK STINGER 4600, LADYBUG 4709, ADMIRAL BOWEN 4289, URSA 4508, and 
MENSA 4442.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

ENOSHIMA (29-4349) BLACK SAMURAI (166)