DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/24/2005    Duedate: 07/07/2005

ZENSU ARENA

DM-40    TURN-469

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TRIANGLE MAN
NEUROMANCERS (404)
(40-4000) [12-1-0,140]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TRIANGLE MAN                   POSITION IS EMPTY
NEUROMANCERS (404)             
(40-4000) [12-1-0,140]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

JENIPHER                       SPIRITED
BEYOND THE PALE (337)          RELIGIOUS HERALD (306)
(40-4091) [17-14-1,66]         (40-3766) [6-5-1,49]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

NEUROMANCERS (404)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. NEUROMANCERS (404)          13
2. RELIGIOUS HERALD (306)      12      WAR-C-KERS (422)
3. WAR-C-KERS (422)             8      Unchartered Team
4. THE SHIRE (321)              0
5. MEN OF 1,000 FACES (420)     0      C (22)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 MEN OF 1,000 FACES (420)  32  16  3 66.7   1/ 2 NEUROMANCERS (404)        6  3 1
 2/ 2 WAR-C-KERS (422)          15  10  0 60.0   2/ 1 BEYOND THE PALE (337)     4  5 0
 3/ 4 NEUROMANCERS (404)        34  35  5 49.3   3- 3 MEN OF 1,000 FACES (420)  3  1 1
 4- 3 THE SHIRE (321)           25  26  3 49.0   4/ 5 WAR-C-KERS (422)          2  1 0
 5/ 5 RELIGIOUS HERALD (306)    26  30  3 46.4   5- 4 THE SHIRE (321)           2  1 0
 6/ 6 BEYOND THE PALE (337)    377 555 13 40.5   6/ 6 RELIGIOUS HERALD (306)    1  2 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail ZENSU!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for your 
deeds.  It seems the training can make the difference, as BEYOND THE PALE is pushed 
out of top team by NEUROMANCERS, who came from 2nd with a 2-1-0 this turn.  And let's 
see, SPIRITED fought O. POSTE and gained 12 points and contributed to RELIGIOUS 
HERALD's 1-0-0.  JENIPHER has lost to BLADE MASTER, falling 3 points, while helping 
make BEYOND THE PALE a 0-3-0 turn.  Defending his title for another turn, TRIANGLE 
MAN kept BEYOND THE PALE's warrior, BLONDE GRENADE, from claiming the throne.  Tell 
me, is nothing sacred?  I have heard from unimpeachable sources that The Victory 
Tavern uses trolls in their stew.  Talk about gristle!   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.  I also notice that the 
NEUROMANCERS stable was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on ZENSU, what are you 
afraid of?  And guess who avoided NEUROMANCERS stable the most?  Believe it or not, 
it was RELIGIOUS HERALD.  Anyone surprised?   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  WHITE NOISE has departed ZENSU, 
leaving NEUROMANCERS without their 4-4-1 warrior.  Question, just what was hers team 
doing at the taverns last night?  Is it really true that ZENSU has more dishwashers 
per capita that fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     I like this place, ZENSU, the taverns have old wine, and young serving girls.  
Who could ask for more?  Always good to rest in ZENSU, but never good to wear out my 
welcome.  Look for me in future turns.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to 
paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TRIANGLE MAN 4000            12   1  0   140       NEUROMANCERS (404)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLADE MASTER 4123            10   6  0    97       WAR-C-KERS (422)
-BORIS KARLOFF 4112            7   1  0    96       MEN OF 1,000 FACES (420)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLONDE GRENADE 4069          17  20  2    89       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
-LON CHANEY JR. 4116           8   2  2    85       MEN OF 1,000 FACES (420)
-BELA LUGOSI 4114              7   3  0    76       MEN OF 1,000 FACES (420)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JENIPHER 4091                17  14  1    66       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
-BILBO BAGGINS 3031           15  14  1    66       THE SHIRE (321)
-ENOCH 2814                    8   9  1    66       RELIGIOUS HERALD (306)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 O. POSTE 4107                11  16  0    49       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
 SPIRITED 3766                 6   5  1    49       RELIGIOUS HERALD (306)
 PARTICLE MAN 4100             5   2  1    42       NEUROMANCERS (404)
-STUMP JUMPER 4124             5   4  0    34       WAR-C-KERS (422)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CHRISTOPHER LEE 4139          2   1  1    22       MEN OF 1,000 FACES (420)
-BULLROARER 3131               5   5  1    21       THE SHIRE (321)
-ABSOLUTE ZERO 4031            1   3  0    14       NEUROMANCERS (404)
-THE HEDGE 4149                1   1  0    13       THE SHIRE (321)
-GUNNAR HANSEN 4132            1   1  0     4       MEN OF 1,000 FACES (420)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
WHITE NOISE 4030       4  5 1 NEUROMANCERS 404      THE USEROUS MERCHA 10 469 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

The Khalhums Dwarf is kinda cute for a dwarf. -- Blonde Grenade

Spirited -- Eh?  In what sense or quality? -- Jenipher

Bilbo Baggins -- Shrimp. -- O. Poste

Ed. -- You sure you haven't confused me with somebody else? -- Leeta

     Possibly.  It's hard to be sure of anything any more. -- Ed.

7 June 2005
I am in the process of moving house, and spotlight writing for the next two months
will be very hit-and-miss. -- the Scribe

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SPIRITED bested O. POSTE in a 1 minute bloody Challenge fight.
TRIANGLE MAN vanquished BLONDE GRENADE in a 1 minute uneven Title battle.
JENIPHER was demolished by BLADE MASTER in a 1 minute uneven fight.
WHITE NOISE was dealt death by THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 3 minute contest.
PARTICLE MAN defeated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 2 minute 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    9 -   2 -  1      82  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   3 -  1      73  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL     12 -   6 -  0      67  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         LUNGING ATTACK    18 -  10 -  1      64  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW         8 -   7 -  0      53  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK     7 -   8 -  1      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         TOTAL PARRY        8 -  10 -  1      44  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   4 -  1      20  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 469 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        0 -  0         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  TRIANGLE MAN 4000          12   1  0  140 NEUROMANCERS (404)
AIMED BLOW       BLADE MASTER 4123          10   6  0   97 WAR-C-KERS (422)
WALL OF STEEL    JENIPHER 4091              17  14  1   66 BEYOND THE PALE (337)
LUNGING ATTACK   SPIRITED 3766               6   5  1   49 RELIGIOUS HERALD (306)
TOTAL PARRY      PARTICLE MAN 4100           5   2  1   42 NEUROMANCERS (404)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is JENIPHER 4091.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was WHITE NOISE 4030.  The ten other most popular fighters were SPIRITED 3766, BLADE 
MASTER 4123, PARTICLE MAN 4100, TRIANGLE MAN 4000, O. POSTE 4107, BLONDE GRENADE 
4069, JENIPHER 4091,  0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was JENIPHER 4091.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BLONDE GRENADE 4069, O. POSTE 4107, TRIANGLE MAN 4000, PARTICLE MAN 
4100, BLADE MASTER 4123, SPIRITED 3766, WHITE NOISE 4030,  0,  0, and  0.

                    HOLD THE DATES!  (FACE-TO-FACE XXXV AND XXXVI)

Summer Face-to-Face Tournament XXXV in St. Louis!  
Our next summer FTF will be held in downtown St. Louis, July 29-31, 2005.  It will be 
at the Radisson Hotel & Suites, St. Louis (800-925-1395--ask for the Reality 
Simulations room block). Room rates are $99.00 per night, 1-4 occupancy.  The rooms 
are blocked--please make your reservation by mid-June before the block is released! 
Look for transportation info in the tournament information sheet.  See you there!

Winter Face-to-Face Tournament XXXVI in Tempe!
Our next winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 20-22, 2006.  It will be 
held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Tempe, Arizona (480-894-7444), the same hotel as 
last year by popular request.  Room rates are $139.00 per night (same as last year!), 
1-4 occupancy, which includes full cooked breakfast, complimentary manager's 
reception, free airport shuttle, free parking, high speed internet (for extra charge), 
fitness center, jacuzzi, and pool.  The rooms are blocked--please make your 
reservation soon before the block is released!  (This is prime season for Phoenix, and
several people were unable to book rooms last year because they waited too long.)  
Look for transportation info in the tournament information sheet.  We hope you're all 
looking forward to it and that we will see you there!

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XXXIX

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
KOJI SHIKERU 2619 (131-104-4)          3  3  0         SUPERIOR FORCES      

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MOON DAUGHTER 3016 (58-40-2)          13  3  0         THE PEOPLE           
MAUI WAUI 3518 (49-26-0)               9  3  0         TACO GODS            
IGNATIUS MAX 3037 (39-33-1)            4  3  0         BLOOD & IRON         
ENOCH 2789 (31-11-1)                   2  3  0         RELIGIOUS HERALD     

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ONION RINGS 3138 (12-30-1)             4  3  0         VEGETABLES           

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
YORGO 3071 (35-10-1)                   8  3  0         BLOOD & IRON         
STRONGEST #3 173 (51-107-1)            2  3  0         SOLARAN BERSERK      
KING LOVE 3748 (33-32-2)               0  1  0         SUNNYLAND            

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MINISTRY 3993 (7-2-0)                  9  3  0         TACO GODS            
TRIUMPH 2160 (16-5-0)                  6  3  0         SUPERIOR FORCES      

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PHILLIP THE BIRD 3708 (11-7-0)         4  3  0         CRUEL PET NAMES      
THE MAD CARROT 3862 (6-1-0)            3  3  0         GARDEN OF HORRORS    
FISH 3609 (11-16-0)                    2  3  0         VEGETABLES           

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
REAGAN 4121 (1-0-0)                    4  3  0         BLITZKRIEG           

FRESHMEN FOOLS TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GUESS MY STYLE 3407 (31-15-0)          0  3  0         SUPERIOR FORCES      

CHALLENGERS FOOL TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SNOTTYMAN 3685 (13-5-0)                2  3  0         THEY TRAINED ME!     
SQUISH THE GERBIL 3778 (14-5-0)        2  3  0         CRUEL PET NAMES