DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/31/2006    Duedate: 04/13/2006

ZENSU ARENA

DM-40    TURN-489

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DRIZZT
PHILANTHROPISTS (211)
(40-4146) [14-5-0,115]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DRIZZT                         POISON
PHILANTHROPISTS (211)          LETHAL LEGION (429)
(40-4146) [14-5-0,115]         (40-4180) [4-1-0,62]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BLOOD BATH                     DELLIS LINZ
PHILANTHROPISTS (211)          BEYOND THE PALE (337)
(40-1748) [13-9-0,72]          (40-4157) [6-11-0,54]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

PHILANTHROPISTS (211)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DI$C0MBU1@TED (396)         16
2. LETHAL LEGION (429)          7      PHILANTHROPISTS (211)
3. BEYOND THE PALE (337)        4      Unchartered Team
4. PHILANTHROPISTS (211)      -33
                                       DI$C0MBU1@TED (396)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*DI$C0MBU1@TED (396)        8   2  1 80.0   1/ 1 PHILANTHROPISTS (211)    13  2 0
 2/ 3 PHILANTHROPISTS (211)     76  32  0 70.4   2/ 3*DI$C0MBU1@TED (396)       8  2 1
 3/ 4*LETHAL LEGION (429)        6   6  0 50.0   3/ 2 BEYOND THE PALE (337)     5 10 0
 4/ 5 BEYOND THE PALE (337)    416 607 15 40.7   4/ 4*LETHAL LEGION (429)       2  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

        + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ The Mountains of Night #14 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Murska:

     Huw hooked an arm around the chimney stack and stretched the other one down
toward Tankesh.
     The elf twisted as he hit the roof and caught Huw's hand in a strong grip, then
climbed upward until he could reach the chimney anchorage for himself.  "Fancy
meeting you here!" he gasped.  "Good thing, too."  He spent a few moments gulping in
air, which was not as cool as he would have liked, but it was what he had.  A quick
glance around, hampered by fire and smoke, told him that he was back in Murska.  What
part of Murska, other than not-the-arena, he didn't know.  "What are we doing here?"
he asked.
     "This is the mages' quarter," Huw said.  "I was trying to find someone who could
send me after you.  Glad I didn't have to!  Now what?"
     "Still need a mage," Tankesh answered.  "The Black Kaliv is causing this."  He
stopped to cough as the wind shifted and blew smoke over their position.  "We have to
stop HIM."
     "There's monsters and maybe real demons here."
     "And if we kill them or drive them off, the kaliv can just summon more.  We have
to stop HIM."
     "Good point."  Huw looked across the area.  The fires were multiplying and
escalating.  They could still--with luck--retreat from this roof, but they couldn't
go forward.  "I don't think we'll find one here, though."
     "Not now," Tankesh agreed.  He squinted into the billowing smoke.  "The next
closest place is probably Zensu."
     Huw hesitated, staring into the burning town.  Then he shook himself like a dog
coming out of water.  "Right.  There isn't much I can do here, nothing that someone
else couldn't do just as well.  We need a magician to stop this invasion."  He was
speaking quietly, more to himself than his companion.  He shook himself again.
"Zensu," he said.  "I'm with you on that.  Let's go."

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 268): INOCHI of YAKUZA (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 537): ONEWOLF of WOLFBROTHERS (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 537): WOOFER of THE DOGHOUSE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 530): BLIZZARD of JUST CHILLIN (Mr. Freeze, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 526): BUBBA JONES of KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 526): BLOODSHED of MADTOWN (Namenlos, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 524): DE DE MAO of SHERWOOD FOREST (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 519): STEINBACH of THE A'S -- LOSERS II (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 488): DRIZZT of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 479): 5 GOT PICKED of 072905R (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 470): 8-BALL of INFERNAL LORDS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 215): INSOLENT IRIS of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 386): THE TAIL of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 374): ROADBLOCK of WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 170): EYE OF THE KNEE DOLL of HAZAARDS OF CLONING (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 422): ZEBRAWOOD of ACTION TOYS from KATI-TEI (Papaiz, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 268): ORCISH IDIOMS (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 537): WHEN DOGMA FAILS II (Prophet, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 537): PLAYPEN (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 530): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 526): MONEY PIT (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 526): MADTOWN (Namenlos, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 524): GOLDEN CANYON (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 519): THE A'S -- LOSERS II (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 488): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 479): WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 470): INFERNAL LORDS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 215): BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 386): DILEN'S HORDE (?, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 374): WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 170): NIGHTHAWKS (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 422): THE LAST STRAW V (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 268): TOM SAWYER of SMITHSONIAN (The Curator, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 530): CRIMSON WONDER of MEDIEVAL CHAOS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 526): BUBBA JONES of KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
                (turn 525): KING BROWN SNAKE of AUSSIE KILLERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 525): RICK O'SHEA of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 470): 8-BALL of INFERNAL LORDS (DeGotti, mgr.)
                 (turn 469): VECORDIUS of CYNICAL DELUSIONS (Eclipse, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster here with my bag to give you the news on last 
week's fights.  Hey everybody, watch out for NOMAD, who flew up 14 points in the 
rankings after mashing EMBEZZLING SCRIBE like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  
And falling like a basher in the top ten was BLOOD BATH, who dropped 22 points after 
a disappointing (to say the least) bout with KUNG-FU MASTER.  Going for the gusto and 
coming up with aught but bloody knuckles was BEYOND THE PALE's O. POSTE, who was 
turned away from the Duelmastership by DRIZZT.  An apple a day keeps the doctor away, 
but an onion a day keeps T.P.s at bay.   
     Here is other news that is of note.  Well just about everybody wants a piece of 
TILARIN, who was this week's most challenged warrior.   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  Ask not the elves for counsel, for they will say both yes 
and no.  Silly buggers, eh?   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  Okay, so I may not be the world's best comedian, 
but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  Its been fun, and I'm sure you 
enjoyed it (boos).  Now that I've got you worked up for Snide Clemens, I'll be 
leaving-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DRIZZT 4146                  14   5  0   115       PHILANTHROPISTS (211)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CRAZY TRAIN 1750             14   8  0    80       PHILANTHROPISTS (211)
 PARANOID 1747                17   4  0    79       PHILANTHROPISTS (211)
 O. POSTE 4107                15  32  1    78       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
 BLOOD BATH 1748              13   9  0    72       PHILANTHROPISTS (211)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SLACK JAW 4147               18   2  0    65       PHILANTHROPISTS (211)
 DARRON LINZ 4159              7   9  0    65       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
 POISON 4180                   4   1  0    62       LETHAL LEGION (429)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DELLIS LINZ 4157              6  11  0    54       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
 DURNIS 4172                   4   3  0    36       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
 TILARIN 4171                  6   1  1    34       BEYOND THE PALE (337)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NOMAD 3881                    2   0  1    29       DI$C0MBU1@TED (396)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STUBBY 3880                   2   0  0    22       DI$C0MBU1@TED (396)
 DEVILISH ANGEL 3883           1   1  0    16       DI$C0MBU1@TED (396)
-SLICE 4182                    1   1  0    15       LETHAL LEGION (429)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ODDBALL 3882                  2   0  0    11       DI$C0MBU1@TED (396)
-PLAGUE 4179                   1   1  0    10       LETHAL LEGION (429)
 FRAIL FREDDY 3879             1   1  0     7       DI$C0MBU1@TED (396)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
EMBEZZLING SCRIBE 5    0  1 0   1                   NOMAD 3881            489 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Drizzt -- Maybe where you are, but HERE, we had a DELUGE last night.  Eight tenths of
an inch, and if you think that's peanuts, you should try walking somewhere in it! --
O. Poste, wet but game to go on

Paranoid -- Dammit, YOU are out to get ME, and it should be the other way around.
What am I doing wrong? -- Darron Linz
P.S.  This whole "warm and fuzzy" persona is a mistake, isn't it?  I thought so.  I
just KNEW it wasn't me.

Cult Member -- No, thanks, I gave at the office. -- Tilarin

Who, I wonder, would admire the Userous Merchant?  Some gold-digger, no doubt. --
Dellis Linz

Maybe that should be, Persistent Cult Member.  What an idiot. -- Durnis

24 March 2006
A few notes about e-mailed personals:

You may submit personal ads, columns, spotlights, etc. electronically, either via e-
mail to ads at reality dot com (which doesn't need any more spam, thank you) or on
the web at http://www.reality.com/duel2/modules.php?name=Ads.  When you submit
something, you should get back a receipt from HAL at RSI.  If you do NOT get a
receipt, your ads may have gone astray (not all e-mail makes it to its destination
any more than all snail mail does).  If you DO get a receipt, it should, in the body
of the message, tell you what arena your stuff was filed in.  Check your receipt to
make sure your submission made it to the intended destination.  Also check to see
that everything you sent made it to the same place.  Sometimes HAL, who is rather
simple-minded in some ways, will send half your stuff to another arena if the name
or number of that arena shows up at the beginning of a line.  So if the word Ti
appears at the beginning of a line halfway through your ads, all the ads after that
may end up in Ti, which is closed and doesn't need ads.  As a side note, sometimes
things move slowly, so don't wait until the last minute to send your ads and all.
If they get held up along the way, they may not show up until next turn.  Happy
writing! -- Ed.

28 March 2006
We of the Desolate Empire Alliance want to welcome two managers to our fold.  Kon of
the Empire Rising, and Osiris!  May they be blessed with the blood of their enemies,
and give no quarter in War! -- Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DEVILISH ANGEL was bested by TILARIN in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
DRIZZT devastated O. POSTE in a action packed 1 minute brutal one-sided Title duel.
BLOOD BATH was overpowered by KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
CRAZY TRAIN was devastated by VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
PARANOID bested DARRON LINZ in a 3 minute brawl.
SLACK JAW unbelievably bested DELLIS LINZ in a crowd pleasing 4 minute brutal fight.
DURNIS was devastated by POISON in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
ODDBALL overcame MORDANT DESERTER in a 3 minute beginner's melee.
NOMAD slaughtered EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
STUBBY vanquished MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
FRAIL FREDDY was overpowered by EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute uneven match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         LUNGING ATTACK    24 -  10 -  0      71  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         AIMED BLOW        10 -   5 -  0      67  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL     17 -  12 -  1      59  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -   9 -  1      53  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         TOTAL PARRY       11 -  11 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 489 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    2 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  2         3  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       DRIZZT 4146                14   5  0  115 PHILANTHROPISTS (211)
LUNGING ATTACK   CRAZY TRAIN 1750           14   8  0   80 PHILANTHROPISTS (211)
WALL OF STEEL    PARANOID 1747              17   4  0   79 PHILANTHROPISTS (211)
TOTAL PARRY      SLACK JAW 4147             18   2  0   65 PHILANTHROPISTS (211)
STRIKING ATTACK  POISON 4180                 4   1  0   62 LETHAL LEGION (429)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    DURNIS 4172                 4   3  0   36 BEYOND THE PALE (337)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BLOOD BATH 1748.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was DELLIS LINZ 4157.  The ten other most popular fighters were PARANOID 1747, DARRON 
LINZ 4159, TILARIN 4171, DRIZZT 4146, DEVILISH ANGEL 3883, SLACK JAW 4147, POISON 
4180, O. POSTE 4107, CRAZY TRAIN 1750, and ODDBALL 3882.

The least popular fighter this week was FRAIL FREDDY 3879.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were DURNIS 4172, BLOOD BATH 1748, STUBBY 3880, NOMAD 3881, ODDBALL 
3882, CRAZY TRAIN 1750, O. POSTE 4107, POISON 4180, SLACK JAW 4147, and DEVILISH 
ANGEL 3883.