DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/17/2006    Duedate: 05/30/2006

IAYE ARENA

DM-30    TURN-523

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TRIPLE-X
LOVE LETTERS (428)
(30-4452) [12-3-0,101]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CHIEF TOMTOM                   POSITION IS EMPTY
LENPROS (145)                  
(30-4513) [9-0-0,104]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BIG MAC                        THE HITMAN
THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)     WRESTLMANIACS (73)
(30-4547) [16-14-1,91]         (30-4550) [5-0-0,62]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

LENPROS (145)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. LOVE LETTERS (428)          49
2. WRESTLMANIACS (73)          45      THE WARLOCKS (430)
3. RANDOM (391)                28      Unchartered Team
4. RESCUE RANGERS II (385)     17
5. RED DOG GANG (356)          15       (-1)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 THE WARLOCKS (430)       113  64  7 63.8   1/ 1 LENPROS (145)             9  4 0
 2/ 2 LOVE LETTERS (428)        40  24  2 62.5   2/ 3 WRESTLMANIACS (73)        8  5 0
 3/ 3 LENPROS (145)            880 580 25 60.3   3/ 2 THE A'S -- LOSERS  (431)  6  7 0
 4/ 4 RESCUE RANGERS II (385)    9   7  0 56.3   4/ 7 RED DOG GANG (356)        6  9 0
 5/ 5 THE A'S -- LOSERS  (431) 140 109  5 56.2   5/ 9 RANDOM (391)              4  1 0
 6/ 6 WRESTLMANIACS (73)        66  54  3 55.0   6/ 6 THE WARLOCKS (430)        4  5 0
 7/ 7 GAMEHENDGE (299)         135 115  9 54.0   7/10 LOVE LETTERS (428)        4  6 0
 8/ 8 RANDOM (391)              19  18  0 51.4   8- 4 CRYSTAL PALACE (435)      4  6 0
 9- 9 CRYSTAL PALACE (435)      56  62  1 47.5   9/ 8 RESCUE RANGERS II (385)   3  1 0
10/10 RED DOG GANG (356)       437 591 10 42.5  10/ 5 GAMEHENDGE (299)          3  3 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[ Deep Waters #18 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     The three gladiators, lord (or lady) protectors all, stood on the high shore of
Iaye and looked toward the ruins of Krael, currently visible less than a mile away
across what remained of the strait between the island of Iaye and the peninsula that
had once held Point.
     "We'll have to go out in a boat," Gissanniah said, dread in her voice.
     "Certainly we shall have to do so," Old Doc Circ agreed.  "How is this bad?"
     The young woman's eyes flicked toward Bird Rock, which stood between Iaye and
the ruins, just out of the direct line.  "There were monsters...."
     "So there were," Senator Sedalia said.  "In the water near the Rock.  And I
wonder why?"
     "Magicians always have monsters.  It's in the Handbook," Old Doc Circ said.
     "Granted, but why THERE?"  Sedalia squinted at the water and the irregular pile
of Bird Rock.
     "The monster was over there, by the rock?" Circ asked.  "How very ODD.  Monsters
are generally summoned to protect things, and that Rock, while a curious geological
specimen and home to many birds, is not...."
     "So some magician set up that monster out of sheer bloody-mindedness," Sedalia
said.  "Things aren't always tidy and logical--as YOU should know, you old quack."
     The alchemist smiled in a superior and maddening way, until Gissanniah stepped
on his foot.  Then he said, "Monster summoning is not easy, nor is it without risks.
Only the most jejune magicians summon them without a good reason.  It might be of use
to us to know what that reason was."
     "There's a tunnel."  The voice was deep, gravelly, and behind them.  All three
turned to look.  It was Kegrald Steelhand, the Khalhums Dwarf of Iaye.  "That's why I
was at the Bird Rock before," he said.  "I've heard about the tunnel for years, and I
wanted to see it."  He shrugged.  "I picked a bad time."
     "A tunnel."  The senator studied the dwarf as he might a strange flower.
     The senator's expression might have been a corkscrew confronting a cork.  The
dwarf rushed into explanation.  "It's a dwarven tunnel.  Very old, a classic piece of
work because the need to hold the lake at bay.  It's in all the textbooks!  I wanted
to see it."
     "Quite so, entirely understandable," Old Doc Circ murmured.  "Naturaly you would
want to see it.  But...it does seem an ODD place for a dwarven tunnel."
     Unaware, or perhaps not caring, that he was being pumped by a pair of experts, 
Kegrald rushed on with explanations.  "Terrible!  Out there in the water--!"  He
shuddered.  "Mind you, there wasn't so much lake back then, because it was before
Krael sank.  It was a special commission from the King of Krael."  The dwarf's dark
brows came down in a scowl.  "And it did NOT cause the collapse.  The King's heir
tried to get out of paying for the work, because the city sank.  But that wasn't OUR
doing."
     "Ah!  This was done shortly before the catasrophe, then?" Circ asked.
     "Yes, but it was NOT responsible for--"
     "We believe you," Sedalia said.  "Where does the tunnel go, or why was it wanted
in the first place?"
     The dwarf looked at him blankly.  "What difference does that make?  The tunnel
is a work of great technical skill, innovative in its day.  It--"
     "But the King of Krael did not, I feel sure, commission the dwarves of Khalhums
to produce a technical masterpiece," Circ said.  "It seems far more likely that he
commissioned a way of moving secretly from one place to another.  What places did or
does the tunnel connect?"
     "How should I know?"
     Sedalia growled a little, then sighed.  "We'll have to explore it," he said.

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     I have very little to say.  I arrived.  I observed.  I operated.  That is my
version of "veni; vidi; vici".  (I came.  I saw.  I conquered.---for you uneducateds
out there.)
     Another Duelmaster crown.  Sixth.  Ho hum.  What else could I add?

          Dr Rosenzweig, DM VI

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in IAYE this turn, and let's start 
with a look at some of the teams.  Now keep the taverns open late tonight, for there 
are sorrows to drown for GAMEHENDGE, whose 1-1-0 this turn dropped them by 5 into 
10th.  RANDOM stable has parlayed this turn's 2-0-0 into a 4 space move up the 
rankings.  This brings them up to 5th place.  Good work, guys!  The WRESTLMANIACS 
guild has had a 3-1-0 turn and deserves to be watched in the future.  You never know 
where this kind of thing can lead.  And let's see, MAPT fought ON THE MOON and gained 
19 points and contributed to RANDOM's 2-0-0.  ON THE MOON has lost to MAPT, falling 
18 points, while helping make THE WARLOCKS a 1-2-0 turn.  And not without some honor, 
TRIPLE-X now claims the title and throne of Duelmaster of IAYE.  By the way, was that 
our Duelmaster that I saw last night, cramped under the table at The Dragon's Blood 
Inn?   
     I tell you, a green quarterstaff lasts longer than a seasoned sapling.  A basher 
friend of mine assures me this is true.  I also notice that the THE A'S -- LOSERS II 
stable was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on IAYE, what are you afraid of?  
And avoiding THE A'S -- LOSERS II more than any other team we find LENPROS.  IAYE, 
are we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  The most challenged warrior 
this turn was RED DOG GANG's warrior RISHTEKE.  More fighters challenged him than 
challenged the Duelmaster!  In a brave attempt, GADGET from RESCUE RANGERS II 
challenged up 23 points to fight BIGFOOTS from the RED DOG GANG stable.  GADGET 
perhaps got his just desserts, seeing as he beat BIGFOOTS and ended up with 54 
recognition points.   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  We'd like to remind certain teams not to rob the graves of their enemies.  
You know who you are; and it's considered rude.   
     I like this place, IAYE, the taverns have old wine, and young serving girls.  
Who could ask for more?  Well, I'm burning daylight here in IAYE and I've a long road 
ahead of me.  Happy Trails.  Until you see my quill in IAYE again, farewell-- Alarond 
the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TRIPLE-X 4452                12   3  0   101       LOVE LETTERS (428)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHIEF TOMTOM 4513             9   0  0   104       LENPROS (145)
 STINGER 4098                  8   9  0   102       RANDOM (391)
 DR. ROSENZWEIG 4247          27  13  1    99       LENPROS (145)
-STONE COLD 4315               9   2  0    97       WRESTLMANIACS (73)
 WALT WEISS 4482              24  20  1    96       THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)
 BIG MAC 4547                 16  14  1    91       THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RISHTEKE 4511                19  21  1    90       RED DOG GANG (356)
-ENCHANTED 4517               16  17  0    89       CRYSTAL PALACE (435)
 TALKIN' CAMEL WALK 4586      11   4  1    83       GAMEHENDGE (299)
 ROWDY RODDY 621              13  14  0    80       WRESTLMANIACS (73)
 COCO B. WARE 685             15  10  0    79       WRESTLMANIACS (73)
 OUTBACK JACK 672             13  14  2    76       WRESTLMANIACS (73)
 XOXOXO 4488                   7   7  0    72       LOVE LETTERS (428)
 C-CUP 4451                   11   4  2    71       LOVE LETTERS (428)
-UNSCATHED 4516               16  17  0    69       CRYSTAL PALACE (435)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WROTE THE BOOK 4540          17  14  0    65       GAMEHENDGE (299)
 THE CLEAR 4539               17  14  0    65       THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE HITMAN 4550               5   0  0    62       WRESTLMANIACS (73)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BIGFOOTS 4512                 9  29  0    56       RED DOG GANG (356)
 GADGET 4528                   4   2  0    54       RESCUE RANGERS II (385)
 EARTHQUAKE EXCUSE 4584        9   6  1    50       THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)
-MONTY 4037                    4   1  0    49       RESCUE RANGERS II (385)
 DOUBLE-D 4449                 5   4  0    48       LOVE LETTERS (428)
 SGT. SCHMID 4569             10   7  0    47       LENPROS (145)
-LADY HUNTSMAN 4579           10   5  0    47       LENPROS (145)
 MAPT 4100                     4   2  0    47       RANDOM (391)
-MOPT 4103                     4   2  0    46       RANDOM (391)
-RAINY RAIN 4595               6   3  0    42       CRYSTAL PALACE (435)
 QUEEN CHINEE 4588             8   7  0    40       THE WARLOCKS (430)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DR TRINAIRE 4606              5   1  0    28       RED DOG GANG (356)
 ON THE MOON 4587              6   9  0    27       THE WARLOCKS (430)
 SUNLIGHT SPLATRZ 4583         6   6  1    26       THE WARLOCKS (430)
-SNOWY SNOW 4597               6   3  0    26       CRYSTAL PALACE (435)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HITHELLIENE 4596              3   7  0    22       RED DOG GANG (356)
-AT 4521                       2   2  0    20       RANDOM (391)
-WINDY WIND 4593               3   7  0    16       CRYSTAL PALACE (435)
 FENCE POST 4604               2   6  0    14       RED DOG GANG (356)
-ISPEP 4527                    1   1  0     8       RANDOM (391)
 CHIP 4605                     1   1  0     8       RESCUE RANGERS II (385)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
S.T.D. 4487            5  4 0 LOVE LETTERS 428      BLACK ORC 379         523 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Enchanted -- Thank you for the last amens.  It was truly spirited. -- Pastor Pentane

Me think me writem book, Gamehendge.  Me want wampum. -- Chief Tomtom

Talkin Camel Walk -- Was that any way to treat a lady? -- Lady Huntsman

Walt Weiss -- I am sure I won because I am the only one worthy and able to hold the
Duelmastership. -- Dr Rosenzweig

Queen Chinee -- Take THAT from an All American man! -- Sgt Schmid

Arenamaster Penrue -- Point well taken.  I am going on a mission to faraway lands,
but I shall fondly remember Iaye.  Health; humility; honor.  Iaye forever!  Amen. --
Pastor Pentane (who was LS/high/very high--not LO/high/low as predicted)

Coco B. Ware -- I keep thinking you should be a GIRL, you know?  You could be a girl
wrestler, that'd be okay.  But not a hairy, beared GUY.  It throws me off. --
Rishteke
P.S.  I don't like hospitals, either.

Outback Jack -- Well, GO out back, then.  See if I care! -- Bigfoots

The Hitman -- There was no need to hit ME.  *I* didn't do anything! -- Dr Trinaire

Gadget -- Oh, gods, gadgets.  I hate 'em.  Give me a simple, straight-forward tool
any time. -- Fence Post

Mapt -- You are evil.  I can thenthe it. -- Hitelliene

Dr Rosenzweig -- I MUCH prefer ranchero, not ceasarian.  Although Dorothy Lynch is
also good. -- Rishteke

Lady Huntsman -- YES! -- Bigfoots

Lady Huntsman -- Yes.  It's a sign of my honesty. -- The Honest Merchant

Lenpros -- Since I DID manage something last time, maybe this time will be when it
all slips away from me? -- 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

S.T.D. was viciously butchered by BLACK ORC in a 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
CHIEF TOMTOM savagely defeated BIG MAC in a 4 minute veteran's Challenge melee.
STINGER viciously subdued RISHTEKE in a popular 1 minute veteran's Challenge contest.
COCO B. WARE was viciously subdued by WALT WEISS in a 2 minute Challenge brawl.
XOXOXO devastated EARTHQUAKE EXCUSE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
ROWDY RODDY handily defeated THE CLEAR in a 3 minute gruesome uneven Challenge fight.
THE HITMAN viciously subdued SGT. SCHMID in a action packed 4 minute Challenge duel.
GADGET vanquished BIGFOOTS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
DOUBLE-D overpowered SUNLIGHT SPLATRZ in a popular 1 minute uneven Challenge match.
MAPT overpowered ON THE MOON in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
CHIP was devastated by QUEEN CHINEE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.
DR. ROSENZWEIG was subdued by TRIPLE-X in a 2 minute master's Title match.
C-CUP was narrowly defeated by TALKIN' CAMEL WALK in a 2 minute bloody conflict.
WROTE THE BOOK was defeated by OUTBACK JACK in a 1 minute veteran's duel.
HITHELLIENE vanquished FRATSFAN NOBLE in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
FENCE POST bested FRATSFAN NOBLE in a 3 minute brawl.
DR TRINAIRE devastated POLITE BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   9         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -   2 -  0      78  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   4 -  0      64  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         WALL OF STEEL     23 -  16 -  0      59  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         PARRY-LUNGE       13 -  10 -  0      57  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         PARRY-STRIKE      20 -  17 -  0      54  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         TOTAL PARRY       23 -  23 -  0      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK    36 -  36 -  1      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW        10 -  11 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   8 -  1      47  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   7 -  0      30  |

Turn 523 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     PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  2         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  4         2  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-STRIKE       3 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         2  PARRY-STRIKE   
LUNGING ATTACK     6 -  3                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  2                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       TRIPLE-X 4452              12   3  0  101 LOVE LETTERS (428)
WALL OF STEEL    CHIEF TOMTOM 4513           9   0  0  104 LENPROS (145)
TOTAL PARRY      DR. ROSENZWEIG 4247        27  13  1   99 LENPROS (145)
LUNGING ATTACK   WALT WEISS 4482            24  20  1   96 THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)
PARRY-STRIKE     TALKIN' CAMEL WALK 4586    11   4  1   83 GAMEHENDGE (299)
PARRY-LUNGE      THE CLEAR 4539             17  14  0   65 THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)
STRIKING ATTACK  THE HITMAN 4550             5   0  0   62 WRESTLMANIACS (73)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BIG MAC 4547.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was THE HITMAN 4550.  The ten other most popular fighters were CHIEF TOMTOM 4513, 
TRIPLE-X 4452, TALKIN' CAMEL WALK 4586, STINGER 4098, WALT WEISS 4482, DOUBLE-D 4449, 
OUTBACK JACK 672, BIG MAC 4547, ROWDY RODDY 621, and QUEEN CHINEE 4588.

The least popular fighter this week was FENCE POST 4604.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were WROTE THE BOOK 4540, DR. ROSENZWEIG 4247, CHIP 4605, ON THE MOON 4587, 
SUNLIGHT SPLATRZ 4583, BIGFOOTS 4512, EARTHQUAKE EXCUSE 4584, COCO B. WARE 685, 
RISHTEKE 4511, and HITHELLIENE 4596.