DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/23/2006    Duedate: 07/06/2006

ZENSU ARENA

DM-40    TURN-495

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

O. POSTE
BEYOND THE PALE (337)
(40-4107) [19-34-1,106]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

O. POSTE                       FRAIL FREDDY
BEYOND THE PALE (337)          DI$C0MBU1@TED (396)
(40-4107) [19-34-1,106]        (40-3879) [5-1-0,47]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DARRON LINZ                    NOMAD
BEYOND THE PALE (337)          DI$C0MBU1@TED (396)
(40-4159) [10-12-0,86]         (40-3881) [4-2-1,29]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

LETHAL LEGION (429)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DI$C0MBU1@TED (396)         64
2. BEYOND THE PALE (337)        6      LETHAL LEGION (429)
3. LETHAL LEGION (429)          5      Unchartered Team
4. BLOOD ANGELS (423)           0
5. PUPPY POWER (427)            0      DI$C0MBU1@TED (396)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 BLOOD ANGELS (423)        33  11  3 75.0   1/ 1 LETHAL LEGION (429)       7  4 0
 2/ 3*DI$C0MBU1@TED (396)       22   8  1 73.3   2/ 6*DI$C0MBU1@TED (396)       5  0 0
 3- 5 GARDEN OF HORRORS (393)    9   5  0 64.3   3- 2 BLOOD ANGELS (423)        4  2 0
 4/ 4 LETHAL LEGION (429)       21  12  0 63.6   4/ 3 BEYOND THE PALE (337)     4  8 0
 5- 6*PUPPY POWER (427)          3   2  0 60.0   5- 5*PUPPY POWER (427)         2  0 0
 6/ 7 BEYOND THE PALE (337)    427 623 15 40.7   6- 4 GARDEN OF HORRORS (393)   2  1 0
 7- 8*DIRTY DOZENS (333)         3   9  0 25.0   7- 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 543): BIONIC BUFFALO of DO IT AGAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 542): MITOCHONDRIAC of BIO WARFARE (Xerxes, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 535): SMELLY of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 532): MIKELA POOLE of KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 531): BIG JOY of SPONGMONKEYS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 529): ALBUQUERQUE of HERE TO PHOENIX (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 524): TRIPLE-X of LOVE LETTERS (Cunning Linguist, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 494): THE MAD CARROT of GARDEN OF HORRORS (The Sandman, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 485): OSTRICH of BIRDS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 476): BREAK POINT of CYNICAL DELUSIONS (Eclipse, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 218): INSOLENT IRIS of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 391): ONE-TIMER of DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 380): BOUNCING BEA of WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 173): KAT of NIGHTHAWKS (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 428): 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 543): JGW EXPIRATION (JGW, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 542): THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 535): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 532): MONEY PIT (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 531): MADTOWN (Namenlos, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 529): HERE TO PHOENIX (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 524): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 494): LETHAL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 485): MEDAL OF HONOR 26 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 476): CYNICAL DELUSIONS (Eclipse, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 218): HOPLITES (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 391): BIKINI BOTTOM (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 380): CAR AND DRIVER (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 173): AL-GHAZIS (Bones, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 428): 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 543): BIONIC BUFFALO of DO IT AGAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
                   (turn 542): BUCKING BRAHMA of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
                               SUPERBEAST of THE LIVING DEAD (Dartor, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 535): SMELLY of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 530): JOCKO of MADTOWN (Namenlos, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 494): THE MAD CARROT of GARDEN OF HORRORS (The Sandman, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 485): OSTRICH of BIRDS (JE, 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  60 ARADI (turn 391): BLUE BEANIE of DEMONS OF DARKNESS 2 (Rillion, 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

     Hail ZENSU!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for your 
deeds.  DI$C0MBU1@TED stable has parlayed this turn's 5-0-0 into a 4 space move up 
the rankings.  This brings them up to 2nd place.  Good work, guys!  And let's see, 
FRAIL FREDDY fought TILARIN and gained 19 points and contributed to DI$C0MBU1@TED's 
5-0-0.  TILARIN has lost to FRAIL FREDDY, falling 11 points, while helping make 
BEYOND THE PALE a 2-2-0 turn.  Due to his absence and inability to defend the throne, 
THE MAD CARROT has lost the title of Duelmaster.  And not without some honor, O. 
POSTE now claims the title and throne of Duelmaster of ZENSU.  By the way, was that 
our Duelmaster that I saw last night, cramped under the table at The Victory Tavern?  
     I tell you, a green quarterstaff lasts longer than a seasoned sapling.  A basher 
friend of mine assures me this is true.  The most challenged warrior this turn was 
BEYOND THE PALE's warrior TILARIN.  More fighters challenged her than challenged the 
Duelmaster!   
     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.  I wish to point out for LETHAL 
LEGION that there is but a single turn before BLOOD ANGELS and their warrior, 
VIRULENT, will get away with killing POISON.  We'd like to remind certain teams not 
to rob the graves of their enemies.  You know who you are; and it's considered rude.  
     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                  
 O. POSTE 4107                19  34  1   106       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)
 DARRON LINZ 4159             10  12  0    86       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
-CRIMSON FEAST 4134            7   5  0    67       BLOOD ANGELS (423)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SLICE 4182                    6   1  0    58       LETHAL LEGION (429)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PLAGUE 4179                   5   1  0    53       LETHAL LEGION (429)
 FRAIL FREDDY 3879             5   1  0    47       DI$C0MBU1@TED (396)
 DEVILISH ANGEL 3883           4   2  0    42       DI$C0MBU1@TED (396)
 DELLIS LINZ 4157              6  17  0    35       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)
 TILARIN 4171                  8   5  1    30       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
 NOMAD 3881                    4   2  1    29       DI$C0MBU1@TED (396)
 ODDBALL 3882                  5   1  0    27       DI$C0MBU1@TED (396)
-GORE 4133                     4   0  0    27       BLOOD ANGELS (423)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STUBBY 3880                   4   2  0    22       DI$C0MBU1@TED (396)
-DISEASE 4186                  2   1  0    21       LETHAL LEGION (429)
-CARL THE TOOTH 3156           1   1  0    19       DIRTY DOZENS (333)
 STROKE 4185                   2   3  0    17       LETHAL LEGION (429)
-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         
POISON 4180            6  2 0 LETHAL LEGION 429     VIRULENT 4136         492         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Virulent -- Why do I feel like I'm coming down with a flue all of the sudden?  I
don't even have a fireplace!  And I'm coughing a lot, but there isn't any smoke.
Something is going on here, and I don't like it! -- Darron Linz

Aha!  I have defeated the Kung-Fu Master, and that is a great victory for my style,
as well as, of course, a great victory for me personally. -- O. Poste
P.S.  I kept whacking him with the parry.  Ha!

Crimson Feast -- At least in crimson it looks marginally like food.  The Azure Feast
is totally off-putting. -- Tilarin
P.S.  But if I catch you trying to take a sip of my blood, I'll bite your tongue.  Or
something like that.

Slice -- I bet what I need is a strategy change.  I wonder if I can get this to
happen?  Maybe blackmail.... -- 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

20 May 2006
Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire
Our newest Dark Knight disrespected?!?!?!  ARE THEY SERIOUS?!?!  If at all possible,
let's get over to 31.  I'm on the way.  Let's get 'em. -- Dark Knight Osiris

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

FRAIL FREDDY devastated TILARIN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
NOMAD viciously subdued STROKE in a action packed 2 minute brutal Challenge battle.
O. POSTE overpowered KHALHUMS DWARF in a 5 minute mismatched Title duel.
DARRON LINZ devastated M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
DELLIS LINZ was demolished by DEVILISH ANGEL in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
SLICE devastated THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 1 minute mismatched match.
STUBBY handily defeated MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute uneven fight.
ODDBALL vanquished EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 3 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW        16 -   2 -  0      89  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   2 -  0      80  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         TOTAL PARRY       17 -   6 -  0      74  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -   9 -  1      63  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK   16 -  13 -  2      55  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK     7 -   6 -  0      54  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         WALL OF STEEL     16 -  18 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 495 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  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2         1  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  SLICE 4182                  6   1  0   58 LETHAL LEGION (429)
AIMED BLOW       FRAIL FREDDY 3879           5   1  0   47 DI$C0MBU1@TED (396)
BASHING ATTACK   DEVILISH ANGEL 3883         4   2  0   42 DI$C0MBU1@TED (396)
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 NOMAD 3881.  The ten other most popular fighters were DEVILISH ANGEL 3883, 
DARRON LINZ 4159, SLICE 4182, STUBBY 3880, FRAIL FREDDY 3879, STROKE 4185, O. POSTE 
4107, DELLIS LINZ 4157, ODDBALL 3882, and TILARIN 4171.

The least popular fighter this week was TILARIN 4171.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ODDBALL 3882, DELLIS LINZ 4157, O. POSTE 4107, STROKE 4185, FRAIL 
FREDDY 3879, STUBBY 3880, SLICE 4182, DARRON LINZ 4159, DEVILISH ANGEL 3883, and 
NOMAD 3881.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

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