DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/21/2007    Duedate: 01/03/2008

ZENSU ARENA

DM-40    TURN-534

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TRIANGLE MAN
NEUROMANCERS (404)
(40-4000) [17-1-1,198]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TRIANGLE MAN                   HUITZILOPOCHTLI
NEUROMANCERS (404)             FRENETIC CREED (365)
(40-4000) [17-1-1,198]         (40-3470) [3-0-1,28]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SELVUN                         EBOLA
BEYOND THE PALE (337)          LETHAL LEGION (429)
(40-4201) [19-19-1,80]         (40-4225) [10-2-0,58]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

LETHAL LEGION (429)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. EXOTIC TASTES (397)         43
2. FRENETIC CREED (365)        35      EXOTIC TASTES (397)
3. LETHAL LEGION (429)         14      Unchartered Team
4. NEUROMANCERS (404)           8
5. BULL RIDERS' (438)           0      FRENETIC CREED (365)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 EXOTIC TASTES (397)       51  15  1 77.3   1/ 1 LETHAL LEGION (429)      10  2 0
 2/ 3 LETHAL LEGION (429)       67  45  2 59.8   2/ 3 EXOTIC TASTES (397)       8  0 0
 3/ 5*FRENETIC CREED (365)       8   6  4 57.1   3/ 4 NEUROMANCERS (404)        5  1 0
 4/ 4 NEUROMANCERS (404)        42  37  6 53.2   4/ 5*FRENETIC CREED (365)      5  3 3
 5/ 6 BEYOND THE PALE (337)    531 705 21 43.0   5/ 2 BEYOND THE PALE (337)     3 12 0
 6- 7*BULL RIDERS' (438)         2   3  0 40.0   6- 6*BULL RIDERS' (438)        2  3 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 290): LORD BYRON of SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 582): DIRK DARKBLADE of IMMORTALS (Dartor, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 582): SCRUFF of THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 575): JACKSON of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 571): MANUEL PEREZ of MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 571): FLEX of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 569): PIKE of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 564): NULN of I TRAINED THEM (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 530): TRIANGLE MAN of NEUROMANCERS (Rude Buddha, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 524): RAMBLING OX of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 515): HAIRY BEAR of THE BEARS II (Papa BearBostock, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 238): INSOLENT IRIS of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 417): LENNALGIRE of WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 191): OBSESSION of SCENT OF A WOMAN (The Sentinel, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 467): WARPATH of X-FORCE (Armalias Skyhawk, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 290): SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 582): ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 582): THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 575): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 571): MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 571): AMAZONS (?, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 569): GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 564): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 533): LETHAL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 524): WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 515): DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 238): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 417): WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 191): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 467): SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 581): WOLFBROTHER of SCARLET KNIGHTS II (Armalias, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 569): PIKE of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 563): DR TRINAIRE of RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 524): VALGARD of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 237): SHY ANN of SITTEES (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 191): AIKEN of SUPERIOR FORCES Y4 (Manager, 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.  My praise to FRENETIC CREED for their 
3-1-2 week this time out.  Indeed, it was a skillfully fought round deserving of 
notice!  HUITZILOPOCHTLI caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as he 
skillfully bested EMBEZZLING SCRIBE and was awarded 15 points in recognition.  In one 
of the week's more notable duels, BRAISED BUFFALO put down CHUCK ELVIS, causing him 
to lose 9 points of recognition in the process.  Although KHALHUMS DWARF made a 
valiant effort, it did not suffice to topple the reign of victorious TRIANGLE MAN.  
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 NEUROMANCERS.  At least, most blades in town are looking to avoid them.  
Apparently the stalwarts of EXOTIC TASTES 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 
SELVUN.  Watch your back!  GRILLED GRIZZLY must really be harboring a grudge against 
the BEYOND THE PALE guild!  Merciless, 20 challenged down SELVUN points this week to 
duel with he.  The weight of the challenge fell hard upon SELVUN and predictably he 
was subdued by GRILLED GRIZZLY.  This is how to arouse the anger of an entire guild!  
For some warriors honor is not important--only empty victory.  See, gladiators, how 
WHIPPED WEASEL of EXOTIC TASTES challenged down 37 points to BELLA DEANE.  All the 
city knows the duel went in favor of WHIPPED WEASEL.  I shall not fail to spread the 
word in other cities of this "mighty" victory.  As a gladiator gets older, the icy 
grip of fear lays hold of his heart.  True, MARINATED MUSSEL?  Who could miss your 
"brave" challenge of ELDA MAINZ?  Few would not have guessed the outcome of the bout 
as ELDA MAINZ was beat by MARINATED MUSSEL.  Is this what passes for courage in 
ZENSU?   
     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!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  More than a sharp eye must I keep, indeed a 
stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari await me!  
Till next we meet remember - the pen is mightier than the sword, but a maul is a 
different story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TRIANGLE MAN 4000            17   1  1   198       NEUROMANCERS (404)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHIPPED WEASEL 3995          12   1  0   136       EXOTIC TASTES (397)
 GRILLED GRIZZLY 3891         14   2  0   111       EXOTIC TASTES (397)
 MARINATED MUSSEL 4057        10   0  0    99       EXOTIC TASTES (397)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRAISED BUFFALO 3999         10   3  1    88       EXOTIC TASTES (397)
 BELLA DEANE 4249             13   8  0    85       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
 SELVUN 4201                  19  19  1    80       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
 ELDA MAINZ 4257              10   4  0    68       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
 PARTICLE MAN 4100             8   4  1    68       NEUROMANCERS (404)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHUCK ELVIS 4235             15  13  0    66       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
 DACEANA LINZ 4244            11  13  1    59       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
 EBOLA 4225                   10   2  0    58       LETHAL LEGION (429)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-REAPER 4255                   5   3  1    41       LETHAL LEGION (429)
 FEAR 4259                     5   0  0    36       LETHAL LEGION (429)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HUITZILOPOCHTLI 3470          3   0  1    28       FRENETIC CREED (365)
 TOXIN 4266                    3   0  0    28       LETHAL LEGION (429)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BENDIS OEMING 3931            2   1  2    21       FRENETIC CREED (365)
-TONY MEDES 4250               0   1  0    19       BULL RIDERS' (438)
-LUKE SNYDER 4254              1   0  0    18       BULL RIDERS' (438)
 TZANAGI KHAMSIN 3469          2   1  1    17       FRENETIC CREED (365)
-ABSOLUTE ZERO 4031            1   3  0    14       NEUROMANCERS (404)
 TUATHA DE' DANANN 3468        1   2  0    14       FRENETIC CREED (365)
-EDNEI 4251                    1   0  0    11       BULL RIDERS' (438)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
CONVICTED THIEF         0  0 0                      TZANAGI KHAMSIN 3469  534  NONE

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
EMBEZZLING SCRIB        0  0 0                      HUITZILOPOCHTLI 3470  534  NONE
NEWBERRY 4252           0  1 0 BULL RIDERS' 438     BENDIS OEMING 3931    533   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Triangle Man -- So!  You want to leave me for some hussy?  Fine!  Do it!  See if I
care!  Just DON'T COME BACK. -- Bella Deane

Grilled Grizzly -- Oh, I dunno.  It's all in the marinade, isn't it? -- Selvun

Whipped Weasel -- Sounds like a good plan to me.  Unfortunately, they wouldn't let me
bring a whip into the arena. -- Elda Mainz

Braised Buffalo -- You aren't going to make this easy, are you?  Everyone knows that
before braising, the buffalo must be beaten.  But you aren't holding still. --
Daceana Linz

Convicted Assassin, eh?  A pleasure. -- Chuck Elvis

Darol Kanda, Convicted Murderer, NOT Assassin -- Is that supposed to make me feel all
warm and fuzzy?  Because it does NOT. -- Elda Mainz

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

GRILLED GRIZZLY devastated SELVUN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
WHIPPED WEASEL handily defeated BELLA DEANE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
MARINATED MUSSEL vanquished ELDA MAINZ in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
BRAISED BUFFALO overpowered CHUCK ELVIS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
BENDIS OEMING was bested by FEAR in a 4 minute Challenge brawl.
TRIANGLE MAN viciously subdued KHALHUMS DWARF in a 2 minute master's Title fight.
DACEANA LINZ was overcome by PARTICLE MAN in a 2 minute fight.
EBOLA viciously subdued CAPTURED ORC in a 3 minute expert vs. beginner melee.
TOXIN vanquished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
HUITZILOPOCHTLI assassinated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute uneven match.
TZANAGI KHAMSIN executed CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
TUATHA DE' DANANN demolished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute mismatched competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   1 -  1      80  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -   2 -  0      78  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK   17 -   8 -  0      68  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         TOTAL PARRY        6 -   3 -  0      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK    21 -  14 -  2      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         BASHING ATTACK     8 -   6 -  1      57  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         AIMED BLOW         4 -   7 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   2 -  1      33  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 534 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:

PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  2                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  TRIANGLE MAN 4000          17   1  1  198 NEUROMANCERS (404)
LUNGING ATTACK   WHIPPED WEASEL 3995        12   1  0  136 EXOTIC TASTES (397)
AIMED BLOW       BELLA DEANE 4249           13   8  0   85 BEYOND THE PALE (337)
TOTAL PARRY      PARTICLE MAN 4100           8   4  1   68 NEUROMANCERS (404)
BASHING ATTACK   CHUCK ELVIS 4235           15  13  0   66 BEYOND THE PALE (337)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SELVUN 4201.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
EBOLA 4225.  The ten other most popular fighters were TRIANGLE MAN 4000, GRILLED 
GRIZZLY 3891, DACEANA LINZ 4244, MARINATED MUSSEL 4057, BRAISED BUFFALO 3999, WHIPPED 
WEASEL 3995, BENDIS OEMING 3931, PARTICLE MAN 4100, TZANAGI KHAMSIN 3469, and TUATHA 
DE' DANANN 3468.

The least popular fighter this week was FEAR 4259.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were CHUCK ELVIS 4235, ELDA MAINZ 4257, BELLA DEANE 4249, SELVUN 4201, 
HUITZILOPOCHTLI 3470, TOXIN 4266, TUATHA DE' DANANN 3468, TZANAGI KHAMSIN 3469, 
PARTICLE MAN 4100, and BENDIS OEMING 3931.