DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/30/2006    Duedate: 09/12/2006

LAPUR ARENA

DM-29    TURN-535

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MACHIGAI
BLACK SAMURAI (166)
(29-4506) [20-5-0,116]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MACHIGAI                       HYDROPONICUS
BLACK SAMURAI (166)            BLUNT FORCE (393)
(29-4506) [20-5-0,116]         (29-4605) [5-0-0,70]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LYRA                           SNOWSHOE
VENUSIANS (321)                CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
(29-4320) [16-11-1,111]        (29-4712) [12-8-0,56]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

 (153)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BLUNT FORCE (393)           38
2. CROC FILES (374)            34      CROC FILES (374)
3. VENUSIANS (321)             29      Unchartered Team
4. CARDOW HUNTERS (359)        10
5. ECHL-EAST (313)              6      BLUNT FORCE (393)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 3*BLUNT FORCE (393)         11   6  1 64.7   1/ 1 FORCE OF NATURE (312)     7  8 0
 2- 1*BOMBER GALS (409)          9   5  3 64.3   2/ 4 CROC FILES (374)          7  8 0
 3- 2 ARENA FELINES (399)       19  12  0 61.3   3/ 2 VENUSIANS (321)           6  9 1
 4/ 4 CROC FILES (374)         307 282 20 52.1   4/ 3 BLACK SAMURAI (166)       5  1 0
 5/ 5 BLACK SAMURAI (166)      299 284 20 51.3   5/ 7*BLUNT FORCE (393)         5  1 0
 6/ 0 ECHL-EAST (313)           19  19  0 50.0   6/ 5 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)      5  7 0
 7/ 6 VENUSIANS (321)          135 138  8 49.5   7- 6 ARENA FELINES (399)       3  2 0
 8/ 7 FORCE OF NATURE (312)    166 196 11 45.9   8- 8*BOMBER GALS (409)         2  2 0
 9/ 8 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)     309 391  7 44.1   9/ 0 ECHL-EAST (313)           1  0 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, 
I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again!  Say what you will about blind luck and dirty 
fighting, but BLUNT FORCE will tell you 11-6-1 is nothing to laugh at...  SUE NAMI 
found out that LAPUR isn't a democracy.  You've gotta be the best to be Duelmaster 
here!  Word has it one team in LAPUR is using psychics to predict wins.  They lead a 
charmed life!   
     So much to report, so little time!  Like a horde of jackals fleeing from the 
lion, so did the "warriors" in LAPUR avoid FORCE OF NATURE.  Like a pup with its tail 
between its legs, BLACK SAMURAI scurried away from FORCE OF NATURE.  Oh, the shame!  
If challenges were horses, WHIRLWIND could open up a fast food joint!  CONNIE 
challenged DOWN POUR!  Who says CROC FILES are just a bunch of wimps!  CONNIE of CROC 
FILES kept hers wits as she won victory over DOWN POUR.  Willing to win at any cost 
is HYDROPONICUS, who challenged LADYBUG, 9 points junior.  Our sympathies, LADYBUG!  
I thought HYDROPONICUS showed great skill and promise when he won victory over 
LADYBUG.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Ah, the duel!  The roar of the oppenent, the smell of the crowd!  
Congratulations, LYRA.  The manager of CROC FILES should have sent MURRY to the Dark 
Arena for having a 15-24-0 long ago.  Questions are being raised about the disposing 
of severed body parts in the arena.  A certain tavern in LAPUR would I avoid!   
     Do not think spyreporting in LAPUR is the highlight of my life.  As the seasons 
change, and the creatures of the wild change also, so do I feel a yearning to leave 
this place.  Do not despair!  I shall return!-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MACHIGAI 4506                20   5  0   116       BLACK SAMURAI (166)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-YEAR OF THE CAT 4624         11   4  0   135       ARENA FELINES (399)
 LYRA 4320                    16  11  1   111       VENUSIANS (321)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SUE NAMI 4097                14  21  0    89       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
 ORATHAI 4598                  8   1  0    89       ECHL-EAST (313)
 CONNIE 4716                  11   5  1    83       CROC FILES (374)
-FURY 3872                     8   3  0    75       ECHL-EAST (313)
 HYDROPONICUS 4605             5   0  0    70       BLUNT FORCE (393)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ASTRIAL 4328                 10  11  1    66       VENUSIANS (321)
-MIGHTY MOUSER 4621            6   4  0    66       ARENA FELINES (399)
 DOWN POUR 4323                9  13  0    64       FORCE OF NATURE (312)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SNOWSHOE 4712                12   8  0    56       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 SOLAR FLARE 4427             10   9  0    56       VENUSIANS (321)
 KOJIRO 4456                  14  10  1    53       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 TIGER LILY 4732               7   3  0    51       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
-JUNIBAN 4599                 15   4  0    49       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 LADYBUG 4709                 12   8  0    44       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 WEIPA 4726                    5   5  1    43       CROC FILES (374)
 WHIRLWIND 4325                8  15  0    39       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
 MENSA 4442                    8   9  1    36       VENUSIANS (321)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AMIE 4718                     5   7  1    31       CROC FILES (374)
 LUCY 4754                     2   1  0    30       CROC FILES (374)
 THE IRON LUNG 4667            2   0  0    30       BLUNT FORCE (393)
-BIG BERTHA 4728               3   0  1    27       BOMBER GALS (409)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZERO VISABILITY 4495          5   7  0    22       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
-AKUMU 4674                    4   3  0    22       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 STICKET 4751                  4   1  0    22       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
 CEZZARO 4719                  4   8  0    20       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
-GREEN DRAGON 4729             3   0  0    19       BOMBER GALS (409)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-POKI-GAL 4731                 1   1  1    16       BOMBER GALS (409)
 DR. STRANGELEAF 4659          1   1  0    16       BLUNT FORCE (393)
 CARINA 4749                   2   3  0     9       VENUSIANS (321)
-CYBORG 420 4547               1   0  0     9       BLUNT FORCE (393)
-DAIHACHI 4750                 1   1  0     7       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
-ADMIRAL BOWEN 4289            0   3  0     7       ECHL-EAST (313)
-MS MANNERS 4730               1   2  0     5       BOMBER GALS (409)
-BIG BAD CAT 4623              1   1  0     4       ARENA FELINES (399)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
MURRY 4638            15 25 0 CROC FILES 374        LYRA 4320             535         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Connie -- Oh, it's you.  Hi. -- Tiger Lily

Lucy -- Er... that's chivalry. -- Cezzaro

Whirlwind -- Hypothetical question:  If Ghea is a flat world, as personal observation
strongly indicates, which way would water whirl when it goes down the drain?  Any
clues? -- Ladybug

Mensa -- That's the problem with being named after a table.  People come along and
put stuff on you.  Blows, for instance. -- Snowshoe

Black Samurai -- Ok!  Ok!  I'm sorry!!  I've learned my lesson!  I won't eat
anymore samurai!! -- Weipa

11 August 2006
All -- I support Vendetta Cartel's observation of The Dark Knights!  If war is
declared on V.C. by The Dark Knights, then war is also declared on The Dark Knights
of the Desolate Empire by The Avengers of Light!  We have been quietly awaiting such
a chance to expose ourselves (all interested parties contact me c/o The Barbarians:
DM 31, Attn: Timothias)!  Come, Vendetta Cartel, let us show these broke-down
"Knights" what true warriors are! -- Gemini Goldphoenix, Overlord of The Avengers of
Light

26 August 2006
The Avengers of Light.  Another VC lackey?  What's the matter VC, are you scared?
Bringing in reinforcements.  It matters not, bring your avengers and they shall be
crushed!  I am Dark Knight Blackstorm and I represent the Desolate Empire and can
easily be found in 8, 28, 31, 47, 54, and 106.  I reply with steel and your women
shall cry when they start the body count!!!!!!!!!  Remember to sign your posts to
whoever from the VC wrote that earlier Ad. -- Dark Knight Blackstorm

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MURRY was butchered by LYRA in a 1 minute gruesome mismatched Challenge fight.
CONNIE demolished DOWN POUR in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
HYDROPONICUS overpowered LADYBUG in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
AMIE was overpowered by TIGER LILY in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
WEIPA devastated WHIRLWIND in a 1 minute uneven Challenge brawl.
THE IRON LUNG overpowered CEZZARO in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge struggle.
DR. STRANGELEAF overpowered CARINA in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
MACHIGAI unbelievably bested SUE NAMI in a popular 5 minute expert's Title duel.
ORATHAI vanquished SOLAR FLARE in a exciting 1 minute gruesome one-sided fight.
KOJIRO was overpowered by ASTRIAL in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
MENSA was savagely defeated by SNOWSHOE in a crowd pleasing 5 minute competition.
ZERO VISABILITY was demolished by LUCY in a 1 minute mismatched match.
STICKET beat EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 3 minute amateur's conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         STRIKING ATTACK   27 -  13 -  1      68  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         AIMED BLOW        19 -  13 -  0      59  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         BASHING ATTACK    13 -  12 -  2      52  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         TOTAL PARRY       13 -  13 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -  12 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    22 -  24 -  4      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         WALL OF STEEL     15 -  22 -  1      41  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 535 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      MACHIGAI 4506              20   5  0  116 BLACK SAMURAI (166)
LUNGING ATTACK   LYRA 4320                  16  11  1  111 VENUSIANS (321)
STRIKING ATTACK  CONNIE 4716                11   5  1   83 CROC FILES (374)
AIMED BLOW       HYDROPONICUS 4605           5   0  0   70 BLUNT FORCE (393)
SLASHING ATTACK  SOLAR FLARE 4427           10   9  0   56 VENUSIANS (321)
WALL OF STEEL    LADYBUG 4709               12   8  0   44 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is LYRA 4320.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
SNOWSHOE 4712.  The ten other most popular fighters were SUE NAMI 4097, ORATHAI 4598, 
HYDROPONICUS 4605, THE IRON LUNG 4667, DR. STRANGELEAF 4659, MACHIGAI 4506, MENSA 
4442, LYRA 4320, CONNIE 4716, and TIGER LILY 4732.

The least popular fighter this week was ZERO VISABILITY 4495.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were KOJIRO 4456, SOLAR FLARE 4427, CARINA 4749, CEZZARO 4719, 
WHIRLWIND 4325, AMIE 4718, LADYBUG 4709, DOWN POUR 4323, MURRY 4638, and STICKET 
4751.