DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/09/2006    Duedate: 06/22/2006

ZENSU ARENA

DM-40    TURN-494

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

THE MAD CARROT
GARDEN OF HORRORS (393)
(40-3862) [9-1-0,125]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

THE MAD CARROT                 JUNKYARD DOG
GARDEN OF HORRORS (393)        PUPPY POWER (427)
(40-3862) [9-1-0,125]          (40-4170) [3-2-0,32]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DARRON LINZ                    STROKE
BEYOND THE PALE (337)          LETHAL LEGION (429)
(40-4159) [9-12-0,76]          (40-4185) [2-2-0,21]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

LETHAL LEGION (429)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DIRTY DOZENS (333)          15
2. GARDEN OF HORRORS (393)     13      BLOOD ANGELS (423)
3. LETHAL LEGION (429)          8      Unchartered Team
4. PUPPY POWER (427)            8
5. BEYOND THE PALE (337)        7      PUPPY POWER (427)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 BLOOD ANGELS (423)        33  11  3 75.0   1/ 1 LETHAL LEGION (429)      10  4 0
 2- 2 PHILANTHROPISTS (211)     83  39  0 68.0   2/ 2 BLOOD ANGELS (423)        7  2 2
 3- 3*DI$C0MBU1@TED (396)       17   8  1 68.0   3/ 3 BEYOND THE PALE (337)     5  8 0
 4/ 5 LETHAL LEGION (429)       20  11  0 64.5   4/ 6 GARDEN OF HORRORS (393)   3  1 0
 5/ 4 GARDEN OF HORRORS (393)    9   5  0 64.3   5/ 7*PUPPY POWER (427)         2  1 0
 6/ 6*PUPPY POWER (427)          3   2  0 60.0   6- 4*DI$C0MBU1@TED (396)       2  3 0
 7/ 7 BEYOND THE PALE (337)    425 621 15 40.6   7- 5 PHILANTHROPISTS (211)     1  3 0
 8/ 8*DIRTY DOZENS (333)         3   9  0 25.0   8/ 8*DIRTY DOZENS (333)        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 270): INOCHI of YAKUZA (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 542): DAMNUALL of WHEN DOGMA FAILS II (Prophet, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 541): MITOCHONDRIAC of BIO WARFARE (Xerxes, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 534): SMELLY of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 531): MIKELA POOLE of KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 530): JOCKO of MADTOWN (Namenlos, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 528): ALBUQUERQUE of HERE TO PHOENIX (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 523): TRIPLE-X of LOVE LETTERS (Cunning Linguist, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 493): THE MAD CARROT of GARDEN OF HORRORS (The Sandman, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 484): OSTRICH of BIRDS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 475): BREAK POINT of CYNICAL DELUSIONS (Eclipse, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 218): INSOLENT IRIS of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 390): BLUE BEANIE of DEMONS OF DARKNESS 2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 379): FURIOUS TERROR of CAR AND DRIVER (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 172): EYE OF THE KNEE DOLL of HAZAARDS OF CLONING (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 427): BRUENOR BATTLEHAMME of FORGOTTEN REALMS from BARIKALA
                            (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 270): YAKUZA (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 542): JGW EXPIRATION (JGW, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 541): PLAYPEN (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 534): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 531): MONEY PIT (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 530): MADTOWN (Namenlos, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 528): HERE TO PHOENIX (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 523): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 493): LETHAL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 484): MEDAL OF HONOR 26 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 475): FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 218): HOPLITES (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 390): BIKINI BOTTOM (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 379): UN (JE, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 172): HAZAARDS OF CLONING (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 427): KNIGHTS OF VIRTUE, etc. (JRK, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 270): JERNIG MARS of MIDDLE WAY 11 (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 542): BUCKING BRAHMA of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
                               SUPERBEAST of THE LIVING DEAD (Dartor, mgr.)
                   (turn 541): BOOTSTRAP RIBEYE of GERFEL'S FRIENDS (Generalissimo
                               Puerco, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 530): INNY MEANIE of MONEY PIT (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 530): JOCKO of MADTOWN (Namenlos, mgr.)
                  (turn 529): THEODORIC of MADTOWN (Namenlos, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 483): SATURN of WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
                             5 GOT PICKED of 072905R (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 474): GLOW-ROOM of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 217): CAULIFLOWER EARS of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 379): MARIO ANDRETTI of CAR AND DRIVER (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 172): EYE OF THE KNEE DOLL of HAZAARDS OF CLONING (Crip, 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.  JUNKYARD DOG caught the eye of many in 
the gladiatorial commission as it skillfully bested STROKE and was awarded 8 points 
in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, JUNKYARD DOG put down 
STROKE, causing him to lose 6 points of recognition in the process.  Most watched of 
the fights this week, the spotlight was on SANGUINE as he bore arms against the 
challenge of reigning Duelmaster THE MAD CARROT.  Although SANGUINE made a valiant 
effort, it did not suffice to topple the reign of victorious THE MAD CARROT.  
Informants "close" to the city champion have told me that he never fights without 
pantyhose on beneath his armor.  Watch out!   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  ZENSU, city of gladiators!  Mighty 
among the names of thy guilds is PHILANTHROPISTS, a guild shunned and avoided by many 
in the weekly duels.  If you didn't look down dark alleys you'd have been hard 
pressed to find any of BLOOD ANGELS last week.  Busy avoiding PHILANTHROPISTS?  
Mighty fighters cannot but expect competition from those below.  O. POSTE take 
warning!  You have more than a few enemies in ZENSU.  I can not but mention with 
disdain the name of VIRULENT who this week posted a challenge to a warrior a full 14 
points below in the rankings.  I thought VIRULENT showed great skill and promise when 
he won victory over DARRON LINZ.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     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!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in ZENSU.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  Sadly warriors, now longer can I 
keep thy company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  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                  
 THE MAD CARROT 3862           9   1  0   125       GARDEN OF HORRORS (393)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 O. POSTE 4107                18  34  1   100       BEYOND THE PALE (337)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VIRULENT 4136                11   1  1    90       BLOOD ANGELS (423)
 SANGUINE 4135                 8   4  1    88       BLOOD ANGELS (423)
-SLACK JAW 4147               21   2  0    82       PHILANTHROPISTS (211)
 DARRON LINZ 4159              9  12  0    76       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
-PARANOID 1747                18   6  0    72       PHILANTHROPISTS (211)
-CRAZY TRAIN 1750             15  10  0    72       PHILANTHROPISTS (211)
-BLOOD BATH 1748              14  11  0    68       PHILANTHROPISTS (211)
 CRIMSON FEAST 4134            7   5  0    67       BLOOD ANGELS (423)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PLAGUE 4179                   5   1  0    53       LETHAL LEGION (429)
 SLICE 4182                    5   1  0    49       LETHAL LEGION (429)
 TILARIN 4171                  8   4  1    41       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
 DELLIS LINZ 4157              6  16  0    34       BEYOND THE PALE (337)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TOXIC 4137                    3   1  1    33       BLOOD ANGELS (423)
 JUNKYARD DOG 4170             3   2  0    32       PUPPY POWER (427)
-FRENCHIE 3155                 2   0  0    32       DIRTY DOZENS (333)
-FRAIL FREDDY 3879             4   1  0    28       DI$C0MBU1@TED (396)
-GORE 4133                     4   0  0    27       BLOOD ANGELS (423)
-DEVILISH ANGEL 3883           3   2  0    27       DI$C0MBU1@TED (396)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DISEASE 4186                  2   1  0    21       LETHAL LEGION (429)
 STROKE 4185                   2   2  0    21       LETHAL LEGION (429)
-NOMAD 3881                    3   2  1    20       DI$C0MBU1@TED (396)
-CARL THE TOOTH 3156           1   1  0    19       DIRTY DOZENS (333)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-STUBBY 3880                   3   2  0    15       DI$C0MBU1@TED (396)
-ODDBALL 3882                  4   1  0    13       DI$C0MBU1@TED (396)
 SQUASH ASSASSIN 3863          0   1  0     1       GARDEN OF HORRORS (393)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
DURNIS 4172            6  4 0 BEYOND THE PALE 337   SANGUINE 4135         492         
LAME 4200              0  1 0 DIRTY DOZENS 333      ARENAMASTER DIEGO 23  494 NONE    
POISON 4180            6  2 0 LETHAL LEGION 429     VIRULENT 4136         492         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Sanguine -- Euwh.  You didn't have to be so...so true to your name, did you?  I may
never get the stains out of this armor. -- Darron Linz

Ah, the Khalhums Dwarf.  Five really tedious minutes, and all I get out of it is a
win and a parry skill.  Piffling.  Floccinaucinihilipilificate. -- O. Poste

Crimson Feast -- Hmm.  Tomato soup?  No, it's borscht.  Well, still, rather heavy for
this time of year.  But if that's what you like, then go for it. -- Tilarin

Slice -- Only ONE, dammit.  You have no license for plural slicing. -- Dellis Linz

26 May 2006
     The Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire want to announce the joining of a new
member who cherishes the same ideals, respect and loyalty that we hold dear.
     From this day forward let all know that Blackstorm is now a Dark Knight of the
Desolate Empire Alliance.  With him as our chosen brother, our alliance only becomes
stronger.  Let all his foes become ours, and ours his.  May all our enemies' blood
flow freely and give NO quarter in war.
     This is also a warning to any cowards, bullies, etc....  If you play with fire,
you WILL get burnt!!!

Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire

6 June 2006
To those involved, no, I have not abandoned your stories.  But I've been letting them
drift, and that has to stop, so I am taking the time to make sure that I know where
they are going, more than just "what happens next" dreamed up on the fly, before
resuming work on them.  No new stories will be started until at least one of the old
ones has concluded, for the same reason:  quantity can't substitute for quality.
Your patience in this matter is appreciated. -- the Scribe

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

LAME was butchered by ARENAMASTER DIEGO in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
THE MAD CARROT vanquished SANGUINE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge Title battle.
VIRULENT defeated DARRON LINZ in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge duel.
JUNKYARD DOG unbelievably bested STROKE in a 3 minute gory Challenge fight.
O. POSTE savagely defeated KUNG-FU MASTER in a 4 minute mismatched competition.
CRIMSON FEAST bested TILARIN in a 2 minute match.
SLICE viciously subdued DELLIS LINZ in a popular 1 minute gruesome competition.
PLAGUE won victory over CAPTURED ORC in a 2 minute duel.
DISEASE vanquished SQUASH ASSASSIN in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         AIMED BLOW        16 -   4 -  0      80  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY       15 -   8 -  0      65  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    16 -   9 -  1      64  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         STRIKING ATTACK   16 -  14 -  2      53  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         WALL OF STEEL     18 -  17 -  0      51  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 494 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 -  1         3  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    THE MAD CARROT 3862         9   1  0  125 GARDEN OF HORRORS (393)
STRIKING ATTACK  VIRULENT 4136              11   1  1   90 BLOOD ANGELS (423)
LUNGING ATTACK   SANGUINE 4135               8   4  1   88 BLOOD ANGELS (423)
AIMED BLOW       PLAGUE 4179                 5   1  0   53 LETHAL LEGION (429)
SLASHING ATTACK  SLICE 4182                  5   1  0   49 LETHAL LEGION (429)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DARRON LINZ 4159.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was STROKE 4185.  The ten other most popular fighters were THE MAD CARROT 3862, 
VIRULENT 4136, CRIMSON FEAST 4134, SLICE 4182, PLAGUE 4179, DISEASE 4186, O. POSTE 
4107, TILARIN 4171, LAME 4200, and SANGUINE 4135.

The least popular fighter this week was SQUASH ASSASSIN 3863.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were DELLIS LINZ 4157, JUNKYARD DOG 4170, DARRON LINZ 4159, SANGUINE 
4135, LAME 4200, TILARIN 4171, O. POSTE 4107, DISEASE 4186, PLAGUE 4179, and SLICE 
4182.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

THE MAD CARROT (40-3862) GARDEN OF HORRORS (393)

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XLI

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
NOVA STAR 1831 (209-84-6)              4  3  0         LOST SOULS           

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MAUI WAUI 3518 (52-27-0)              12  3  0         TACO GODS            
IGNATIUS MAX 3037 (39-33-1)            4  3  0         BLOOD & IRON         

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
WOOHOO-WOOHOO! 3504 (37-27-0)          4  3  0         TACO GODS            
SELEX 3039 (30-9-0)                    1  1  0         BLOOD & IRON         
QUENT KILLED MY DAD 1948 (21-12-0)     2  3  0         DESIGNING WARRIORS   
TRIUMPH 2160 (18-7-0)                  2  3  0         SUPERIOR FORCES      

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GUESS MY STYLE 3407 (32-15-0)          3  3  0         SUPERIOR FORCES      

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SNOTTYMAN 3685 (13-5-0)                7  3  0         THEY TRAINED ME!     
THE MAD CARROT 3862 (6-1-0)            3  3  0         GARDEN OF HORRORS    

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SANGUINE 4135 (5-3-0)                  9  3  0         BLOOD ANGELS         
POISON 4180 (5-1-0)                    5  3  1         LETHAL LEGION        
CRIMSON FEAST 4134 (4-4-0)             4  3  1         BLOOD ANGELS         
SANITARIUM 4058 (3-1-0)                2  3  0         TACO GODS            

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SLICE 4182 (1-1-0)                    10  3  0         LETHAL LEGION        
PLAGUE 4179 (1-1-0)                    1  3  0         LETHAL LEGION        

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CANCER 4183 (0-0-0)                    4  1  0  DEAD   LETHAL LEGION        
STROKE 4185 (0-0-0)                    4  3  0         LETHAL LEGION        

ADM FOOLS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ZHARRA TYL MEDAN 2586 (15-11-0)        4  3  0         SUPERIOR FORCES      

CHALLENGERS FOOL TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SQUISH THE GERBIL 3778 (14-5-0)        1  3  0         CRUEL PET NAMES      

INITIATES FOOLS TOURNEY                W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
VIRULENT 4136 (8-0-0)                  1  3  0         BLOOD ANGELS         

APPRENTICES FOOL TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
JUNKYARD DOG 4170 (0-1-0)              0  3  0         PUPPY POWER