DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/24/2006    Duedate: 06/20/2006

STORMCROWE ARENA

DM-45    TURN-243

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

FROSTFLARE
NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
(45-4112) [13-11-0,137]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FROSTFLARE                     LYNX
NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)          THE LION'S DEN (479)
(45-4112) [13-11-0,137]        (45-4195) [2-0-0,24]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ZOEY                           AUNTY MACASSAR
A DEAL'S A DEAL (457)          A DEAL'S A DEAL (457)
(45-4126) [13-9-1,92]          (45-4137) [10-10-0,77]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE FIVE RONIN (481)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE FIVE RONIN (481)        47
2. NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)       23      DARQUE FORCES (428)
3. ROAD WARRIORS (476)         17      Unchartered Team
4. DARQUE FORCES (428)         12
5. A DEAL'S A DEAL (457)        9      THE LION'S DEN (479)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*THE LION'S DEN (479)       6   4  1 60.0   1/ 6 THE FIVE RONIN (481)      8  2 0
 2/ 2 DARQUE FORCES (428)      202 164 10 55.2   2/ 3 DARQUE FORCES (428)       7  7 0
 3- 4 AVID FANS (65)           138 131 13 51.3   3/ 4 ROAD WARRIORS (476)       6  3 0
 4/ 5 THE FIVE RONIN (481)      43  48  3 47.3   4/ 5*THE LION'S DEN (479)      6  4 1
 5/ 6 ROAD WARRIORS (476)       19  22  0 46.3   5/ 1 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)     6  8 0
 6/ 7 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)    144 183  3 44.0   6- 7 AVID FANS (65)            3  2 2
 7/ 8 A DEAL'S A DEAL (457)     77 113  5 40.5   7/ 2 A DEAL'S A DEAL (457)     2 13 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Hello, arena!  Unless some requirements have changed or my manager's math skills have
thwarted me once again, I should get my invite to the Isle this turn.  He is basing
this assumption on the 50 FE rule and an Advanced Expert rating.  Well, regardless of
next turn's events, I thought I would share a little information about myself with
the arena.  Live to fight another day, die, or graduate, it matters little.  So is
the life of the arena gladiator.

I started my career 11-18-12-5-19-4-15 and trained over the course of my long DM
career to 11-20-12-7-21-4-17.  I only have an Advanced Expert in Parry, but other
skill areas are close to receiving a rating.  I believe my favorite learn to be
Decise, my favorite rhythm to be  Low/Very Low, and I'm unclear on my favorite weapon
since I have only used the Medium Shield my entire career.  I have Tremendous amounts
of endurance and  can take a Tremendous amount of damage.  Apart from my arena
record, I have a mediocre tourney record that stands at 4-3.

Looking over my fight history, I noted that I have never fought a Parry Strike in the
regular arena.  I guess the style just isn't very popular in Stormcrowe.  I have
never lost to a Basher, Parry Riposte, Parry Lunge, or Wall of Steel either.  My most
common foe is the Striker, against whom I  hold a 15-2 record.  My second most common
foe is the Lunger and my record  stands at 7-3 against the style.  I am also 4-1
against others of the scum variety.

I have held the glorious throne of Stormcrowe on 12 occasions with 6 consecutive
turns being my longest stint.  Hopefully I will make it lucky number 13 this turn and
go on to the Isle.

My challenges go to Frostflare and Zoey, and I'm avoiding no one (that my manager can
remember).  Zoey is very capable of taking me from my throne if the FE gap is not too
much to overcome.  I do not think that it is.  Good luck to everyone!

Your Duelmistress,
Hot Lips

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, warriors of STORMCROWE!  Once again I've been called out of 
retirement for my abilities and insights into Spyreporting.  Biff!  Pow!  STORMCROWE 
watched with glee as NORTHERN LIGHTS got knocked off top spot by THE FIVE RONIN!  
Hmmmph!  I always thought A DEAL'S A DEAL was an over-rated team and they proved it 
with a 1-4-0!  Up 'n down.  Up 'n down.  Rankings always change.  Up 'n down.  I 
think I'm gonna be...  Well, THE FIVE RONIN's 1st moved them up to 4-1-0 place.  
What's with NENE?  She actually beat STORMCROWE's EMBEZZLING SCRIBE, and walked away 
with 21 more points from the fight.  Major screwup at NORTHERN LIGHTS.  BLIZZARD BILL 
lost 11 points to LYNX.  Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe BLIZZARD BILL will 
provide more easy wins...  STORMCROWE has a Duelmaster who doesn't sit back and get 
lazy.  She challenged NORTHERN LIGHTS' FROSTFLARE (13-11-0), which should prove 
(ahem!) interesting.  I'm sure STORMCROWE is excited about FROSTFLARE, the new 
Duelmaster from NORTHERN LIGHTS.  (remember?)  But when you've seen as many as I 
have...  Wouldn't it be nice to have live subjects to practice on?  I hear some team 
is looking into the uses of convicted prisoners.   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...  STORMCROWE thinks AMOEBA 
and their 19-18-1 is too much!  If at first you don't succeed, give up...  The bums 
at DARQUE FORCES couldn't face the challenges from AMOEBA!  No excuse for that!  What 
do people see in LADY WINTER?  Hers 0-2-0?  NORTHERN LIGHTS ain't talkin', but she's 
got 2 points.  WALRUS didn't quite know what to make of a challenge he received from 
WINSTON of ROAD WARRIORS, who is 21 points below him.  WINSTON perhaps got his just 
desserts, seeing as he was overcame by WALRUS and ended up with 39 recognition 
points.  I hate going to the effort of writing about the kind of fights that PUMA 
gets in.  She fights people like LADY WINTER, 15 points below.  I thought PUMA showed 
great skill and promise when she bested LADY WINTER.  All right, so I slept through 
it!  Big deal!   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  PANTHER larned his lesson (HEN-PECKED HARRY taught it well), 
and we right likely won't be seein' 'im fight any A DEAL'S A DEAL members with the 
same gusto.  Here's some advice:  study your opponent, master many skills, fight 
dirty.   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  Are 
you as tired of reading this as I am of writing it?  Actually, I guess I'm writing it 
before you read it.  Oh, well.  I don't want to overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FROSTFLARE 4112              13  11  0   137       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOT LIPS 3743                37   9  0   128       DARQUE FORCES (428)
-COLOUR COMMENTATOR 3951      10   6  1   107       AVID FANS (65)
 B.F. GOODRICH 4143            7   2  0   105       ROAD WARRIORS (476)
-THE JANITOR 2545             11  10  1   101       AVID FANS (65)
-A TALENT SCOUT 3950          11   6  1    96       AVID FANS (65)
 ZOEY 4126                    13   9  1    92       A DEAL'S A DEAL (457)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-THE STATISTICIAN 2309        16  20  0    83       AVID FANS (65)
 RAGGEDY ANN 4148             14   4  0    82       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 AUNTY MACASSAR 4137          10  10  0    77       A DEAL'S A DEAL (457)
 WALRUS 3995                  12  25  0    71       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHIKUAMI 4214                 6   1  1    56       THE FIVE RONIN (481)
 THE BRIDE 4180                4   3  0    53       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 FROSTBITE 4014                4  31  0    43       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
 WINSTON 4141                  5   5  0    39       ROAD WARRIORS (476)
 LULU 4135                     9  10  0    37       DARQUE FORCES (428)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IKEDA 4211                    5   0  1    30       THE FIVE RONIN (481)
 ODA 4213                      4   3  0    27       THE FIVE RONIN (481)
 ASANO 4212                    3   2  0    24       THE FIVE RONIN (481)
 LYNX 4195                     2   0  0    24       THE LION'S DEN (479)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PUMA 4194                     2   0  0    22       THE LION'S DEN (479)
 NENE 4238                     1   0  0    21       THE FIVE RONIN (481)
 HEN-PECKED HARRY 4190         3   2  0    19       A DEAL'S A DEAL (457)
 POSSUMNATOR 4189              1   0  0     9       ROAD WARRIORS (476)
 PANTHER 4196                  1   1  1     6       THE LION'S DEN (479)
 DAPL 4192                     1   1  0     6       THE LION'S DEN (479)
-AN ARENA DOCTOR 4175          1   2  0     5       AVID FANS (65)
 BLIZZARD BILL 4232            1   1  0     4       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
 LADY WINTER 4231              0   2  0     2       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
 OCELOT 4239                   0   1  0     1       THE LION'S DEN (479)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
EVERLASTING 4236       0  1 0 A DEAL'S A DEAL 457   STONE GOLEM 26        243 NONE    
GOBSTOPPER 4237        0  1 0 A DEAL'S A DEAL 457   ARENAMASTER NHOR 23   243 NONE    
BERTHA 4168           11  5 1 A DEAL'S A DEAL 457   THE JANITOR 2545      242         
MOLDY MORT 4191        1  2 0 A DEAL'S A DEAL 457   PANTHER 4196          242 JUST REV
DEAD 4233              0  1 0 DARQUE FORCES 428     BLACK ORC 20          243 NONE    
REE FLECTOR 4185       4  2 0 ROAD WARRIORS 476     A TALENT SCOUT 3950   242         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Lynx -- If by sandbagger you mean, warrior with a wit too low to learn the skills she

needs to graduates, then that is me.  If you meant soaking the wins, you are wrong.
While Master Darque does enjoy the total wins that I have given him, he would have
been happier if I would have graduated to the Isle 10-15 fights earlier. -- Hot Lips

Ann -- Sure did make you raggedy. -- B.F.G.

Talent Scout -- Thanks! -- Barnabas

Frostbite -- Obviously not my favorite weapon but still did the job. -- Winston

An Arena Doctor -- After your hard fall, I was going to call for someone skilled in
the medical arts, but.... -- Puma

Alas, poor Moldy Mort.  A bit more moldy now, I presume.  Sleep well, Good Man. --
Panther

Henpecked-Harry -- Really now, Dear Sir.  You cannot fight decently unless you pick
your slobbering puss off the sands.  Hold your head high!  Have some decency, Man! --
DAPL

Lady Winter -- Ooooooooooooh!  Frigid. -- Lynx

...and introducing our latest lad, Ocelot.  He'll be here throughout the summer, Lady
willing.  Tip your waitstaff--we'll be here all week!

Hey, Hot Bagger -- Get off the throne!

The Statistician -- That seems like such an un-orcish occupation. -- Frostflare

Lulu -- Now, sweetie, come on, we can be easy here.  We can talk about cabbages or
something.  It'll be fine. -- Walrus

Winston -- Wow, you learned all that?  I didn't know I had it to teach. -- Frostbite

Lynx -- Hmm...is that where the Lion (of the aforementioned Den) plays golf? -- Lady
Winter

If that's all the Persistent Beggar can do, I'm surprised he's still alive.  What a
wimp. -- Blizzard Bill

Auntie Macassar -- I have reincarnated as...Lady Winter.  I like this new body, too.
Young, well formed...alive. -- formerly Icelinia

3 May 2006
All -- I've seen what's on the forum.  So I'm prey, am I, Max.  You and all your
devious buddies will become my prey, even those I thought okay.  I don't have to
explain anything I do, much like yourselves so bring it on.  Feel free to come over
to 31 for a thrashing.  Oh, by the way, I am also in a new alliance.  They tend to
share my sentiments about the VC.  If they follow me or not, we will see; I'm not at
liberty to talk for them.  The VC may be on their last stand!!!! -- Blackstorm

6 May 2006
The 2006 Mordanti Alliance Olympics are off to a grand start!  With seventeen teams
declared, running under eight different flags (not to mention six additional non-
Olympic teams present), it is looking to be as tough as any previous Olympiad, if not
more!  Olympians petitioned the Commission to make an allowance for late entries, and
the Commission agreed, and will allow new entrants to partake, as long as they are
active by Round 3 (T546, due May 29th).  So if you wish to enter, please email your
intentions to amicitia@gwi.net with team name, manager name, and affiliation
(alliance name or independent), or show up in Mordant (DM-1) on, or before, May 29th
and place your declarations in the newsletter!

Amicitia Primoris (Lord Xiang, Dameon Darkheart, JGW, Seraphim)

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DEAD was dealt death by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
EVERLASTING was dealt death by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute Dark Arena duel.
GOBSTOPPER was murdered by ARENAMASTER NHOR in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
HEN-PECKED HARRY defeated PANTHER in a 2 minute amateur's Bloodfeud duel.
HOT LIPS was devastated by FROSTFLARE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge Title fight.
RAGGEDY ANN unbelievably bested AUNTY MACASSAR in a 4 minute Challenge brawl.
WINSTON was devastated by WALRUS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
THE BRIDE handily defeated FROSTBITE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
PUMA vanquished LADY WINTER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
B.F. GOODRICH defeated ZOEY in a action packed 1 minute duel.
LULU was overpowered by CHIKUAMI in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
ODA was unbelievably bested by THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 2 minute bout.
LYNX overpowered BLIZZARD BILL in a 1 minute one-sided match.
IKEDA devastated DAPL in a 2 minute mismatched conflict.
ASANO demolished PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute mismatched match.
POSSUMNATOR beat OCELOT in a 6 minute gory amateur's conflict.
NENE vanquished EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 2 minute mismatched bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         STRIKING ATTACK   18 -  11 -  0      62  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      5         PARRY-LUNGE       11 -   7 -  1      61  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         TOTAL PARRY       17 -  12 -  0      59  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   5 -  0      58  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         LUNGING ATTACK    30 -  25 -  1      55  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-STRIKE      10 -   9 -  1      53  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -  11 -  0      48  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL      6 -  10 -  0      38  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   9 -  0      36  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         AIMED BLOW         8 -  18 -  0      31  |

Turn 243 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-RIPOSTE      3 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  3         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         1 -  2         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  5         2  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    FROSTFLARE 4112            13  11  0  137 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
TOTAL PARRY      HOT LIPS 3743              37   9  0  128 DARQUE FORCES (428)
LUNGING ATTACK   B.F. GOODRICH 4143          7   2  0  105 ROAD WARRIORS (476)
STRIKING ATTACK  ZOEY 4126                  13   9  1   92 A DEAL'S A DEAL (457)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ZOEY 4126.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
AUNTY MACASSAR 4137.  The ten other most popular fighters were DAPL 4192, NENE 4238, 
HEN-PECKED HARRY 4190, FROSTFLARE 4112, THE BRIDE 4180, B.F. GOODRICH 4143, ODA 4213, 
EVERLASTING 4236, PUMA 4194, and ZOEY 4126.

The least popular fighter this week was POSSUMNATOR 4189.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were ASANO 4212, IKEDA 4211, BLIZZARD BILL 4232, LULU 4135, WINSTON 
4141, RAGGEDY ANN 4148, PANTHER 4196, LADY WINTER 4231, FROSTBITE 4014, and WALRUS 
3995.