DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/13/2005    Duedate: 05/26/2005

ZENSU ARENA

DM-40    TURN-466

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TRIANGLE MAN
NEUROMANCERS (404)
(40-4000) [9-1-0,115]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TRIANGLE MAN                   POSITION IS EMPTY
NEUROMANCERS (404)             
(40-4000) [9-1-0,115]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BILBO BAGGINS                  JENIPHER
THE SHIRE (321)                BEYOND THE PALE (337)
(40-3031) [14-14-1,64]         (40-4091) [15-13-1,59]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BEYOND THE PALE (337)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BEYOND THE PALE (337)       18
2. THE SHIRE (321)             11      WAR-C-KERS (422)
3. NEUROMANCERS (404)          10      Unchartered Team
4. PHILANTHROPISTS (211)        0
5. WAR-C-KERS (422)            -6      METAL MESSIAHS (77)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 WAR-C-KERS (422)          13   9  0 59.1   1/ 1 BEYOND THE PALE (337)     7  4 0
 2/ 3 THE SHIRE (321)           23  25  3 47.9   2/ 3 NEUROMANCERS (404)        3  3 0
 3/ 4 NEUROMANCERS (404)        28  32  4 46.7   3/ 5 THE SHIRE (321)           2  4 0
 4/ 5 BEYOND THE PALE (337)    373 550 13 40.4   4/ 4 WAR-C-KERS (422)          1  2 0
 5- 6*PHILANTHROPISTS (211)      3   6  0 33.3   5- 6*PHILANTHROPISTS (211)     0  2 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 256): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 514): WARDUKE of SCARLET KNIGHTS II (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 514): JUNO of THE DOGHOUSE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 507): NO HURRY of JUST CHILLIN (Mr. Freeze, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 503): WARTORTLE of WATER DECK (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 503): BRON CHOLLU of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 504): MISS PRISS of GOLDEN CANYON (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 496): SENATOR SEDALIA of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 465): TRIANGLE MAN of NEUROMANCERS (Rude Buddha, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 458): HOLY SCHLITZ of OLD SCHOOL (Otto X. Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 447): VALLEY-JO of BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 204): RENDOR QUIL of MIDDLE WAY 8 (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 363): BRUSHFIRE of NATURAL DISASTERS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 352): SABURO SAKAI of EMPIRE OF THE SUN (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 158): SOLAR SISTER of THE FURIOUS FIVE (Generalissimo Puerco)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 399): JESUS of RISEN FROM THE DEAD from DWES EG (LHI, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 256): YAKUZA (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 514): LORDS OF CHAOS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 514): THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 507): THE REPUBLICANS (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 503): WATER DECK (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 503): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 504): GOLDEN CANYON (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 496): THE WARLOCKS (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 465): BEYOND THE PALE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 458): WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 447): BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 204): SITTEES (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 363): THIEVES GUILD (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 352): EMPIRE OF THE SUN (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 158): THE FURIOUS FIVE (Generalissimo Puerco, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 399): SUNNYDALE, etc. (LHI, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 513): ALBINO RAINBOW of WAR-C-KERS (Papaiz, mgr.)
                               TEDDY RUXPIN of LORDS OF CHAOS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 513): ANGRY SHEW of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 507): NO HURRY of JUST CHILLIN (Mr. Freeze, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 502): WE LIKE THE MOON of SPONGMONKEYS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 504): MISS PRISS of GOLDEN CANYON (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 464): DARK LENORA of BEYOND THE PALE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 458): THE VEAL DEAL of GLAD TO MEAT YOU (Alfredo
                             Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 446): KHORNE SHADOWSPAWN of RUBY DRAGONS (Talon Warsmith)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 351): SHADY LADY of WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly ZENSU games.  BLONDE GRENADE caught the eye of many in 
the gladiatorial commission as she skillfully bested M. CHARDINEE and was awarded 13 
points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, O. POSTE put down 
PARTICLE MAN, causing him to lose 2 points of recognition in the process.  Although 
BLADE MASTER made a valiant effort, it did not suffice to topple the reign of 
victorious TRIANGLE MAN.  No confirmation, but my sources claim that the top team has 
gained their position using magical aids.  Charmed weapons perhaps?   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In ZENSU "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.  BEYOND THE PALE is feared.  This much I can say.  
Methinks more than a few here could name the guild it was that spent the better part 
of last week avoiding BEYOND THE PALE.  Indeed it was THE SHIRE.  Loose talk at the 
arena has reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters are 
after BLONDE GRENADE.  Watch your back!   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Some say a warrior is judged by the way he bears 
arms.  One thing is sure, better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  More than a sharp eye must I keep, indeed a 
stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari await me!  
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                  
 TRIANGLE MAN 4000             9   1  0   115       NEUROMANCERS (404)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLADE MASTER 4123             8   5  0    86       WAR-C-KERS (422)
 BLONDE GRENADE 4069          16  18  2    85       BEYOND THE PALE (337)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BILBO BAGGINS 3031           14  14  1    64       THE SHIRE (321)
 JENIPHER 4091                15  13  1    59       BEYOND THE PALE (337)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 O. POSTE 4107                10  14  0    46       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
 WHITE NOISE 4030              3   3  0    38       NEUROMANCERS (404)
-STUMP JUMPER 4124             5   4  0    34       WAR-C-KERS (422)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PARTICLE MAN 4100             3   1  1    28       NEUROMANCERS (404)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BULLROARER 3131               5   5  1    21       THE SHIRE (321)
-ABSOLUTE ZERO 4031            1   3  0    14       NEUROMANCERS (404)
-BLOOD BATH 1748               1   1  0    11       PHILANTHROPISTS (211)
-PARANOID 1747                 1   0  0     7       PHILANTHROPISTS (211)
-CRAZY TRAIN 1750              1   1  0     4       PHILANTHROPISTS (211)
 THE HEDGE 4149                0   1  0     1       THE SHIRE (321)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
STICK 4150             0  1 0 THE SHIRE 321         SPYMASTER 22          466 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Triangle Man -- You will note how, out of my innate sense of fair play, or something
like that, I have allowed you to gain the title here "honestly," as they say.  By
victory over the previous title-holder.  It makes a better start for your reign.  Do
well. -- Dark Lenora

Blade Master -- Gosh, you're, like, totally masterful, aren't you?  Sometimes that
can be fun, but not if it gets out of hand, you know?  And being hit on the head is
getting out of hand.  So let's not do that again, okay? -- Blonde Grenade

Bilbo Baggins -- You dwarves are really rude, and way too hairy.  I don't like you at
all. -- Jenipher

White Noise -- I know all about noise, because of having a little brother, well, two
little brothers, actually, but sometimes they seem like a horde.  So I can handle
some noise now and then. -- O. Poste

20 April 2005
I have returned after a five-year absence.  I expect all tithes, gifts and bequeaths
to resume as normal. -- Magic Man

4 May 2005
Several questions have been asked about Slaughter's Challenge that I'd like to
address and clarify.
     1)  All Prizes must be used on the contest team, this includes the resurrection.
         Remember any fast arena team should be able to transfer to a slow arena
         (except for arena 82, I believe).
     2)  Warriors will be allowed to fight and run in the dead tourney, should there
         be one, and return if an opening can be made without breaking the rules
         (i.e. only one DA fight allowed per team).
     3)  If you win your single DA match you do not get another.  It's one use of the
         Dark Arena win or lose so if you want him/her/it dead be sure and throw the
         match!
     4)  The resurrection potion's longevity has been extended by the commission to 6
         months but the other potions (favorites, and +1 bonus) must still be used
         within 2 turns and on a 5 FE or higher warrior.  The resurrection can go on
         any warrior regardless of FE.
Street Legal

P.S.  My thanks to those already entered (Hammer, The Consortium, Tripwire, Stik, and
Shaman) and hope many more find a reason to come to arena 54.  Again, my email is
triumph1971@hotmail.com or you can diplo me in arena 14 at THE DEATH SQUAD (63) if
you need more info!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

STICK was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
TRIANGLE MAN devastated BLADE MASTER in a 1 minute one-sided Title duel.
BLONDE GRENADE handily defeated M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided match.
BILBO BAGGINS bested WHITE NOISE in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
JENIPHER savagely defeated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute mismatched match.
O. POSTE outlasted PARTICLE MAN in a tiresome 8 minute bloody struggle.
THE HEDGE was overcome by CONVICTED THIEF in a dull 5 minute beginner's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -   2 -  1      86  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         WALL OF STEEL     12 -   5 -  0      71  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   5 -  1      62  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         LUNGING ATTACK    16 -  14 -  0      53  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         AIMED BLOW         9 -   8 -  0      53  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK    10 -  11 -  1      48  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         TOTAL PARRY        6 -  13 -  1      32  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 466 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  TRIANGLE MAN 4000           9   1  0  115 NEUROMANCERS (404)
AIMED BLOW       BLADE MASTER 4123           8   5  0   86 WAR-C-KERS (422)
WALL OF STEEL    JENIPHER 4091              15  13  1   59 BEYOND THE PALE (337)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BILBO BAGGINS 3031.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was JENIPHER 4091.  The ten other most popular fighters were BLONDE GRENADE 
4069, BILBO BAGGINS 3031, TRIANGLE MAN 4000, STICK 4150, BLADE MASTER 4123, WHITE 
NOISE 4030, PARTICLE MAN 4100, O. POSTE 4107, THE HEDGE 4149, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was THE HEDGE 4149.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were O. POSTE 4107, PARTICLE MAN 4100, WHITE NOISE 4030, BLADE MASTER 4123, 
STICK 4150, TRIANGLE MAN 4000, BILBO BAGGINS 3031, BLONDE GRENADE 4069, JENIPHER 
4091, and  0.