DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/02/2005    Duedate: 09/15/2005

ZENSU ARENA

DM-40    TURN-474

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BLONDE GRENADE
BEYOND THE PALE (337)
(40-4069) [19-23-2,98]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BLONDE GRENADE                 VIRULENT
BEYOND THE PALE (337)          BLOOD ANGELS (423)
(40-4069) [19-23-2,98]         (40-4136) [7-0-0,67]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

JENIPHER                       VIRULENT
BEYOND THE PALE (337)          BLOOD ANGELS (423)
(40-4091) [19-17-1,83]         (40-4136) [7-0-0,67]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

PHILANTHROPISTS (211)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. PHILANTHROPISTS (211)       22
2. BEYOND THE PALE (337)       16      SUNNYLAND (382)
3. BLOOD ANGELS (423)          13      Unchartered Team
4. BLITZKRIEG (421)             9
5. SUNNYLAND (382)              1      BLOOD ANGELS (423)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*BLOOD ANGELS (423)        23   6  1 79.3   1/ 1*PHILANTHROPISTS (211)    10  5 0
 2/ 0*BLITZKRIEG (421)           2   1  1 66.7   2/ 2 BEYOND THE PALE (337)     7  5 0
 3/ 4*PHILANTHROPISTS (211)     22  12  0 64.7   3/ 3*BLOOD ANGELS (423)        6  3 0
 4- 5 BATTLE SCHOOL (407)       34  27  4 55.7   4- 4 BATTLE SCHOOL (407)       3  3 0
 5/ 0 SUNNYLAND (382)           37  36  2 50.7   5/ 0 SUNNYLAND (382)           0  1 0
 6/ 7 BEYOND THE PALE (337)    385 565 14 40.5   6/ 0*BLITZKRIEG (421)          0  1 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[ The Mountains of Night #3 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     Morning was as overcast as the night had been.  There was no sunrise, just a
fading of the sky from black to gray.  The air was colder than it had any right to be
at this altitude and season.
     Huw studied the clouds, the mountain, the river, and muttered incredulously,
"It's going to snow."
     The elf came to stand beside him on the brink of the hill.  "In the summer?"
     "I don't think it IS summer here now."  He shivered.  He'd brought a poncho,
because it was always cold in the mountains at night, but this was colder than he'd
planned for.  Colder than he had expected, or could believe possible even while it
was happening.  "Do you suppose the Black Kaliv can control the weather?"
     Tankesh duplicated his study of sky, mountains, and river.  "Apparently."  He
frowned.  "That's the trouble with blood magic.  A man has to be unscrupulous to use
it, but then it gives him a LOT of power for his unscrupulous purposes."
     Huw felt a chill that had nothing to do with the weather.  "Why would he want to
make it winter in the middle of summer?"
     "Who knows?"  He stared at the mountain opposite their position without seeing
it, studying the decision he had made in the night.  It felt like the right decision,
finally--so many things had shoved him one way or another since he'd left Andor, but
now, finally, the choice was in his hands.  This is where he would stop.  The demons
would chase him, or drive him, no further.  His hand went to his sword without
conscious thought, not drawing it, just touching the hilt.  Killing demons wasn't
easy, but it could be done.  He would do it here.  Somewhere right around Murska.
     Huw was still staring at the town.  Finally he sighed.  "There was a rumor in
Riztab saying that all the dwarves had retreated underground, and I don't see any in
the streets.  I guess it's true."  He paused, still watching the people not so far
below them.  "Lots of Shews, though, more than used to be normal."
     Tankesh didn't know much about Shews.  The ones he'd met in the arena tended to
be slow-moving and not too bright, but did that apply to the race as a whole?  It
seemed unlikely.  "Could the unnatural winter have brought them out of the hills and
forests?"
     Huw shrugged.  "Maybe.  Or the demons."
     "Will the Shews help fight the demons, if we get to needing more men?"
     Huw glanced at him and then away.  "Ah...maybe.  They don't like demons--who
does?  But they don't like Andorians, much, either, and they really don't like
Fratsfans...and elves."
     Tankesh raised an eyebrow.  Elves were the goodest of the good guys, everyone
knew that--even when it wasn't true.  "And this would be because...?"
     "There was a war, a long time back, how long depends on who you ask.  The
Fratsfans throwing their weight around, and the Shews didn't like it.  They fought
all over this part of Alastari.  I guess it got bad, even for a war, and Serimna
knows the 'best' war is bad enough.  And Shews have long memories."
     "I don't recall hearing about such a war.  Who won?"
     "The Karnhorns.  Isn't it usually third and fourth parties who come out ahead
after a war?"
     One of the clouds turned inky black, and a bolt of blackness shot from it to the
mountain peak.  Thunder roared.  Pine trees exploded into purple fire.  Rocks
shattered and slid downward.  A second bolt of darkness joined the first, which had
not faded.
     "The demons have arrived." Tankesh said.

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly ZENSU games.  DRIZZT caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested DANGEROUS CRIMINAL and was awarded 12 
points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, CRAZY TRAIN put down 
DELLIS LINZ, causing her to lose 8 points of recognition in the process.  Due to his 
absence and inability to defend the throne, CASSIUS has lost the title of Duelmaster. 
This time victory fell to the grasp of the usurper.  All hail BLONDE GRENADE, 
Duelmaster of ZENSU!  Would you believe that over half of the old women in ZENSU seem 
to feel that they could fight better than you gladiators?   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city ZENSU.  My inside sources tell me that the team to beat in ZENSU these 
days is BLOOD ANGELS.  At least, most blades in town are looking to avoid them.  
Apparently the stalwarts of PHILANTHROPISTS are catching the bulk of jests down at 
the challenging board for their large share of the avoids.  Loose talk at the arena 
has reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters are after 
BLOOD BATH.  Watch your back!   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and assassins.  In the arena 
there is only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     The girls are as pretty in ZENSU as ever I remembered them....and the fighters 
as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of a far 
off city calling to me.  I must away!  Till next we meet remember:  a fool flies into 
a rage quickly and often.  The wise are angered by the same thing only once.  Zontani 
Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLONDE GRENADE 4069          19  23  2    98       BEYOND THE PALE (337)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CASSIUS 3978                 11   2  2   109       BATTLE SCHOOL (407)
-JIMMY CRICKET 3744           17  16  0    97       SUNNYLAND (382)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JENIPHER 4091                19  17  1    83       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
 VIRULENT 4136                 7   0  0    67       BLOOD ANGELS (423)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DRIZZT 4146                   5   0  0    61       PHILANTHROPISTS (211)
 O. POSTE 4107                13  19  1    59       BEYOND THE PALE (337)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PERRY 4032                    7   1  0    52       BATTLE SCHOOL (407)
 SANGUINE 4135                 5   2  0    50       BLOOD ANGELS (423)
 SLACK JAW 4147                5   0  0    43       PHILANTHROPISTS (211)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-B 3746                        5   6  0    33       SUNNYLAND (382)
-TOXIC 4137                    3   1  1    33       BLOOD ANGELS (423)
-BUSH 43 4118                  1   0  1    33       BLITZKRIEG (421)
 CRIMSON FEAST 4134            4   3  0    31       BLOOD ANGELS (423)
 CRAZY TRAIN 1750              4   3  0    31       PHILANTHROPISTS (211)
-GORE 4133                     4   0  0    27       BLOOD ANGELS (423)
 BLOOD BATH 1748               3   4  0    26       PHILANTHROPISTS (211)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PARANOID 1747                 5   1  0    22       PHILANTHROPISTS (211)
 REAGAN 4121                   1   1  0    18       BLITZKRIEG (421)
-BRUTUS 4050                   3   3  0    16       BATTLE SCHOOL (407)
 DARRON LINZ 4159              1   0  0    10       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
-SALANIO 4054                  2   2  1     9       BATTLE SCHOOL (407)
 DELLIS LINZ 4157              1   1  0     7       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
 SALVATION 3859                0   1  0     1       SUNNYLAND (382)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
BLADE MASTER 4123     10  7 0 WAR-C-KERS 422        TRIANGLE MAN 4000     470 NOT REVE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Cassius -- You sure you got enough out of that fight?  The win and the title, five
skills, two ratings.... -- Jenipher

I don't actually, you know, LIKE the Venomous Concubine, but I wish somebody would
tell me who does her hair.  That's great! -- Blonde Grenade

I didn't think her hair looked all that great. -- O. Poste

I don't understand why a scribe WOULD embezzle, but at least I can hope THIS one has
learned his lesson. -- Dellis Linz

4 August 2005
Ladies and Gentlemen...The Announcement You Have All Been Waiting For Is Here!!!!!!!!

ZalCon3...The Rebirth!!!!!!! 

The Rules Are Simple, The Prizes Are Awesome, The Competition Fierce!

Where:  Dullens (DM13)  When:  October 8th, 2005

The Rules:
Every Manager Must DA Their Entire Team On The First Turn They Enter The Contest.
All Warriors DA'd In This Manner MUST Be At Zero FE And May Fight In The Contest If
They Live.  The Style Of The Warrior Must Be Present In The Name In A Non Ambiguous
Manner, Standard Abbreviations Accepted.  Scoring Starts On The 3rd Turn Of The
Contest Which Will Also Be The First Turn After The October Mail In.  Dead Warriors
May Be Entered From The Contest To Dead Apprentices ONLY--And With Zero FE!!!!!  All
Living Warriors May Be Entered Into Rookies or Apprentices For The October Mail In.

Scoring:
 1 Point For Each Win.
 1 Point For Each Kill.
-1 Point For Each Loss.
-1 Point For Each Death.

Categories:
Ultimate Style Master:  Warrior Of Any Style With The Most Style Master Points.
Top Team:  Team With The Most Points At The End Of The Contest.
Top Warrior:  Warrior With The Most Points At The End Of The Contest.
MVP Team:  Team With The Most Free Fight Awards At The End Of The Contest.
MVP Warrior:  Warrior With The Most Free Fight Awards At The End Of The Contest.
Style Master:  Warrior With The Most Points Vs. Style In Each Style At The End Of The
               Contest.
Warrior Top 11:  Next 10 Top Point Gaining Warriors At The End Of The Contest.
Iron Manager:  Any Manager With 100 Fights During The Contest (20 Turns Plus 2 Pre
               Turns).
***Special Category*** An Additional Top Team Award Will Be Granted For Each 5 Iron
Manager Awards Starting At 6.

Prizes:
Ultimate Style Master, Top Team, Top Warrior:  +1 To Bonus, Damage Bump, Free Train
                                              Or Learn 2 Skills, Favorites Knowledge.
MVP Team And MVP Warrior:  20 Rollups.
Style Master:  +1 To Bonus.
Warrior Top 11:  Free Train Or Learn 2 Skills. 
Iron Manager:  +1 To Bonus.

Please Contact Zalgor Prigg Via Diplo (Armor & Weapons DM102) or Email
(zalgor@hotmail.com) Should You Have Any Questions Or Wish A Free Team Rollup To Dark
Arena On Turn 1.

Disclaimer:  All Prizes Are To Be Used On Contest Team Only And Are Non Transferable.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

VIRULENT bested O. POSTE in a action packed 3 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
BLONDE GRENADE demolished VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute one-sided Title melee.
JENIPHER won victory over CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 2 minute gory mismatched brawl.
SANGUINE overpowered BLOOD BATH in a 1 minute mismatched match.
DRIZZT devastated DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided duel.
SLACK JAW bested CRIMSON FEAST in a 3 minute competition.
CRAZY TRAIN overpowered DELLIS LINZ in a 1 minute uneven melee.
PARANOID won victory over REAGAN in a 2 minute duel.
SALVATION was vanquished by DARRON LINZ in a 2 minute uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   1 -  1      89  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         AIMED BLOW        11 -   4 -  0      73  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK    4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    17 -   9 -  1      65  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         TOTAL PARRY       15 -   9 -  1      63  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         WALL OF STEEL     12 -  12 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   7 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   4 -  1      20  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   3 -  0       0  |

Turn 474 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  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  2                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    JENIPHER 4091              19  17  1   83 BEYOND THE PALE (337)
STRIKING ATTACK  VIRULENT 4136               7   0  0   67 BLOOD ANGELS (423)
AIMED BLOW       DRIZZT 4146                 5   0  0   61 PHILANTHROPISTS (211)
LUNGING ATTACK   SANGUINE 4135               5   2  0   50 BLOOD ANGELS (423)
TOTAL PARRY      SLACK JAW 4147              5   0  0   43 PHILANTHROPISTS (211)
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 VIRULENT 4136.  The ten other most popular fighters were JENIPHER 4091, CRIMSON 
FEAST 4134, BLONDE GRENADE 4069, DRIZZT 4146, REAGAN 4121, SANGUINE 4135, PARANOID 
1747, DARRON LINZ 4159, CRAZY TRAIN 1750, and O. POSTE 4107.

The least popular fighter this week was SALVATION 3859.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DELLIS LINZ 4157, SLACK JAW 4147, BLOOD BATH 1748, O. POSTE 4107, CRAZY 
TRAIN 1750, DARRON LINZ 4159, PARANOID 1747, SANGUINE 4135, REAGAN 4121, and DRIZZT 
4146.