DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/05/2006    Duedate: 07/18/2006

LAPUR ARENA

DM-29    TURN-531

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ACCO
CROC FILES (374)
(29-4691) [15-5-3,110]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ACCO                           BIG BERTHA
CROC FILES (374)               BOMBER GALS (409)
(29-4691) [15-5-3,110]         (29-4728) [2-0-1,21]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ACCO                           POKI-GAL
CROC FILES (374)               BOMBER GALS (409)
(29-4691) [15-5-3,110]         (29-4731) [1-1-1,16]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CARDOW HUNTERS (359)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CROC FILES (374)            49
2. FORCE OF NATURE (312)       35      CROC FILES (374)
3. VENUSIANS (321)             10      Unchartered Team
4. BOMBER GALS (409)            3
5. CARDOW HUNTERS (359)         0      BOMBER GALS (409)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*BOMBER GALS (409)          7   3  3 70.0   1/ 1 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)      9  3 0
 2- 3 ARENA FELINES (399)       16  10  0 61.5   2/ 3 CROC FILES (374)          9  6 1
 3/ 5 CROC FILES (374)         298 271 20 52.4   3/ 4*BOMBER GALS (409)         7  3 3
 4/ 6 BLACK SAMURAI (166)      292 283 20 50.8   4/ 5 FORCE OF NATURE (312)     7  8 1
 5/ 7 VENUSIANS (321)          126 127  7 49.8   5/ 2 VENUSIANS (321)           7  8 1
 6- 8 ECHL-EAST (313)           18  19  0 48.6   6-10 ARENA FELINES (399)       1  0 0
 7/ 9 FORCE OF NATURE (312)    156 186 11 45.6   7/ 8 BLACK SAMURAI (166)       1  6 0
 8/11 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)     303 381  7 44.3   8- 7 ECHL-EAST (313)           0  3 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Much has changed in LAPUR since last I was here.  Never fear, Olaf Modeen adapts 
to many situations, as do all successful fighters.  Up 'n down.  Up 'n down.  
Rankings always change.  Up 'n down.  I think I'm gonna be...  Well, ARENA FELINES' 
6th moved them up to 0-0-0 place.  Some people say I ramble too much, I don't say 
anything relevant.  I repeat myself.  I ramble.  Well FORCE OF NATURE moved up 1, to 
4th.  What's with MENSA?  She actually beat FORCE OF NATURE's WHIRLWIND, and walked 
away with 16 more points from the fight.  Laughs were big at VENUSIANS while they 
watched MENSA clobber WHIRLWIND.  He lost 16 points and got bruised from objects 
thrown from the stands.  LYRA was reminded on the sands why ACCO is Duelmaster.  I 
suppose you want to hear some rumors and dirty gossip about your fellow fighters?  
Tough!   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.  How well I know the feeling 
of being in the most avoided team!  Don't fall out of practive, METAL MINCERS!  In my 
day, no team with a 492-333-12 would scare me off!  What's the problem, BLACK 
SAMURAI?  How well I know the feeling of being the most challenged warrior, LADYBUG!  
Don't make idle boasts, they may come back to haunt you.   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  ASTRIAL was plum wore out after DOWN POUR pounded 
'im silly in a Bloodfeud.  VENUSIANS'll have to get a little better before going 
after DOWN POUR again!  Here's some advice:  study your opponent, master many skills, 
fight dirty.   
     Who knows what the future holds for a warrior.  More fights, there's no doubt.  
LAPUR is a nice place to live, but I don't like to live in nice places.  Time for my 
medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ACCO 4691                    15   5  3   110       CROC FILES (374)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-YEAR OF THE CAT 4624          9   4  0   126       ARENA FELINES (399)
-MACHIGAI 4506                17   5  0    99       BLACK SAMURAI (166)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LYRA 4320                    14   9  0    87       VENUSIANS (321)
 MURRY 4638                   14  22  0    83       CROC FILES (374)
-ORATHAI 4598                  7   1  0    83       ECHL-EAST (313)
-FURY 3872                     8   3  0    75       ECHL-EAST (313)
 CONNIE 4716                   9   3  1    67       CROC FILES (374)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SUE NAMI 4097                12  19  0    66       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
 SNOWSHOE 4712                10   6  0    60       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 KOJIRO 4456                  13   9  1    59       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
-MIGHTY MOUSER 4621            5   4  0    58       ARENA FELINES (399)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JUNIBAN 4599                 14   4  0    46       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 LADYBUG 4709                 11   5  0    46       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 MENSA 4442                    7   6  1    45       VENUSIANS (321)
 DOWN POUR 4323                6  12  0    43       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
 CEZZARO 4719                  4   4  0    40       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 SOLAR FLARE 4427              8   7  0    34       VENUSIANS (321)
 WHIRLWIND 4325                7  12  0    34       FORCE OF NATURE (312)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TIGER LILY 4732               4   2  0    33       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 ASTRIAL 4328                  7  10  1    32       VENUSIANS (321)
 WEIPA 4726                    4   2  1    31       CROC FILES (374)
 ZERO VISABILITY 4495          4   4  0    26       FORCE OF NATURE (312)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BIG BERTHA 4728               2   0  1    21       BOMBER GALS (409)
 AMIE 4718                     3   5  1    19       CROC FILES (374)
 GREEN DRAGON 4729             2   0  0    17       BOMBER GALS (409)
 POKI-GAL 4731                 1   1  1    16       BOMBER GALS (409)
 STICKET 4751                  1   0  0    14       FORCE OF NATURE (312)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AKUMU 4674                    3   3  0    12       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 CARINA 4749                   1   0  0    12       VENUSIANS (321)
-ADMIRAL BOWEN 4289            0   3  0     7       ECHL-EAST (313)
-BIG BAD CAT 4623              1   0  0     6       ARENA FELINES (399)
 TORPEDO JANE 4727             1   1  1     5       BOMBER GALS (409)
 MS MANNERS 4730               1   1  0     4       BOMBER GALS (409)
 DAIHACHI 4750                 0   1  0     1       BLACK SAMURAI (166)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
EMBEZZLING SCRIBE 370  0  1 0   1                   BIG BERTHA 4728       531 NONE    
HORIKAO 4748           0  1 0 BLACK SAMURAI 166     WEIPA 4726            530         
QUICK STINGER 4600    23 19 0 CARDOW HUNTERS 359    LEXINGTON 4580        528         
EXPRESS 3553           1  1 0 ECHL-EAST 313         POKI-GAL 4731         529         
ILL OMEN 4494          4  3 1 FORCE OF NATURE 312   ASTRIAL 4328          530 JUST REV

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Astrial -- You are the meanest!  Killing the only member with a winning record on
Force of Nature.... -- Spirit of Ill Omen

Mensa -- I swear, if Storm Front sends us against more of you Venusians I may just go
jump in the Dark Arena. -- Zero

Cezzaro -- You could have just put me out of my misery.... -- Down Pour

Lady Bug -- Was it you that sent me the flowers? -- Whirlwind

Connie -- Connie, Connie, Connie...wait, who's Connie?  Oh yeah, Connie is that
latest truck to run me over. -- Sue Nami

Tiger Lily -- Mmm...that sounded so good, wish I would have chosen that for my last
meal. -- Ghost of Ursa

Ladybug -- Sounds like a good time!  Nothing I like better than having money thrown
at my feet...ok well there are SOME things I like better, but not much. -- Astrial

     Many of those things you can probably buy with the money thrown at your feet
     anyway! -- Ed.

Connie -- Wow!  I still have a headache. -- Solar Flare

Whirlwind -- Sorry about all the hits to the buttocks, it just looked so good.... --
Lyra

Murry -- Glad I could help you out with your strength training...come back anytime.
-- Lyra

Zero Visibility -- Whew didn't think you would ever give up. -- Mensa

Force of Nature -- Sorry for your loss.  Ill Omen died with honor.  I will await your
bloodfeud. -- Astrial

Amie -- A golem?  Damn.  I was all set for roasted lizard, and what do I find?  Nuts
and bolts, nothing but nuts and bolts.  A disappointment. -- Tiger Lily

Whirlwind -- Ah, I suppose you're rusty, if such a concept could apply to a force of
nature.  I will take care not to get caught in your coils when you're up to speed
again! -- Ladybug

The Dangerous Criminal was poaching! -- Snowshoe

Down Pour -- And quite a good one, too.  That should bring the waterholes up to full.
Thanks. -- Cezzaro

6 June 2006
To those involved, no, I have not abandoned your stories.  But I've been letting them
drift, and that has to stop, so I am taking the time to make sure that I know where
they are going, more than just "what happens next" dreamed up on the fly, before
resuming work on them.  No new stories will be started until at least one of the old
ones has concluded, for the same reason:  quantity can't substitute for quality.
Your patience in this matter is appreciated. -- the Scribe

20 June 2006
Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire
Our newest Dark Knight disrespected?!?!?!  ARE THEY SERIOUS?!?!  If at all possible,
let's get over to 31.  I'm on the way.  Let's get 'em. -- Dark Knight Osiris

26 June 2006
To those interested, G.E.C.K.O., Inc, is looking for able-bodied warriors to embark
on a dangerous mission.  Those interested (or for more details) diplo me at:
Juice, DM 93, mgr. Arena Masters, Inc -- Juice

30 June 2006
All -- I am looking for able bodied warriors, magic-wielding wizards, faith-healing
clerics, and quick-handed thieves to begin a quest requested by the Emperor of the
Southern Kingdom of Crailmia.  All interested parties can diplo me in arena 93 --
Noblish Island, c/o Will-O-Wisps (1422) or write to me at -- Robert Bennett, 317173,
4269 West M-80, Kincheloe, Mi 49784. -- the Lightbearer, mgr. Will-O-Wisps

1 July 2006
BROTHER KNIGHTS OF THE DESOLATE EMPIRE -- Hail brothers where ever you are to be
found!  We are engaging in arena 31.  Let them feel our wrath.  Onward to glory!!! --
Dark knight Blackstorm

1 July 2006
Soultaker -- Read your e-mail! -- Guardian

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DOWN POUR devastated ASTRIAL in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud fight.
AKUMU was vanquished by WEIPA in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud battle.
ACCO demolished LYRA in a 1 minute uneven Title fight.
KOJIRO was devastated by MURRY in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
LADYBUG was overpowered by SUE NAMI in a 1 minute mismatched match.
CONNIE devastated TIGER LILY in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
WHIRLWIND was unbelievably bested by MENSA in a 6 minute bloody match.
SOLAR FLARE was handily defeated by SNOWSHOE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
CEZZARO vanquished AMIE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
ZERO VISABILITY slimly won victory over POKI-GAL in a action packed 3 minute fight.
TORPEDO JANE was defeated by STICKET in a 2 minute novice's fight.
BIG BERTHA barely slew EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a exciting 1 minute brutal novice's bout.
GREEN DRAGON devastated DAIHACHI in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
MS MANNERS was subdued by CARINA in a 6 minute amateur's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK   28 -  13 -  2      68  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         BASHING ATTACK    10 -   9 -  2      53  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         AIMED BLOW        11 -  10 -  0      52  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    18 -  20 -  4      47  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   9 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         TOTAL PARRY        7 -   9 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         WALL OF STEEL     13 -  17 -  1      43  |

Turn 531 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     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  2         4  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  3         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     3 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  6         1  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  ACCO 4691                  15   5  3  110 CROC FILES (374)
LUNGING ATTACK   LYRA 4320                  14   9  0   87 VENUSIANS (321)
WALL OF STEEL    LADYBUG 4709               11   5  0   46 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
TOTAL PARRY      MENSA 4442                  7   6  1   45 VENUSIANS (321)
SLASHING ATTACK  SOLAR FLARE 4427            8   7  0   34 VENUSIANS (321)
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 
POKI-GAL 4731.  The ten other most popular fighters were ZERO VISABILITY 4495, CARINA 
4749, ACCO 4691, CONNIE 4716, CEZZARO 4719, TORPEDO JANE 4727, BIG BERTHA 4728, DOWN 
POUR 4323, MURRY 4638, and SUE NAMI 4097.

The least popular fighter this week was MS MANNERS 4730.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DAIHACHI 4750, AMIE 4718, SOLAR FLARE 4427, MENSA 4442, TIGER LILY 
4732, LADYBUG 4709, KOJIRO 4456, LYRA 4320, AKUMU 4674, and ASTRIAL 4328.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

ACCO (29-4691) CROC FILES (374)