DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/24/2005    Duedate: 07/07/2005

TRICORUS ARENA

DM-51    TURN-411

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TURAGH
DARK HORSEMEN (433)
(51-5243) [18-12-0,117]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TURAGH                         POSITION IS EMPTY
DARK HORSEMEN (433)            
(51-5243) [18-12-0,117]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DELANGE                        GRAPE
DARK HORSEMEN (433)            FRUITS (548)
(51-5230) [24-13-2,95]         (51-5266) [8-3-0,46]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARK HORSEMEN (433)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DARK HORSEMEN (433)         22
2. FRUITS (548)                 8      FRUITS (548)
3. ALL-UGLY TEAM (554)          0      Unchartered Team
4. RONIN (445)                 -7
                                       SILK (327)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 FRUITS (548)              52  13  2 80.0   1- 1 ALL-UGLY TEAM (554)       7  3 0
 2- 2 ALL-UGLY TEAM (554)       32   9  2 78.0   2/ 2 DARK HORSEMEN (433)       5  7 0
 3/ 3 RONIN (445)              136 141 14 49.1   3/ 4 RONIN (445)               4  4 0
 4/ 4 DARK HORSEMEN (433)      482 576 15 45.6   4/ 3 FRUITS (548)              2  1 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, TRICORUS?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Later days, ALL-UGLY TEAM, since DARK 
HORSEMEN took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  Of course, we're 
all terribly impressed to see GRAPE win a fight and gain 8 points, terribly.  Going 
for broke or broken, our Duelmaster TURAGH challenged this turn.  And it's out with 
the old, in with the new, as TURAGH takes the Title and last week's bar tab from the 
old Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  The Silver Chalice, humph!  I've tasted better ale at 
mortuaries.  Where do they get this stuff?  From TRICORUS' trash dumps?   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.   
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only 
shines through use.  Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Well, I've had enough of this 
drivel, and I'm sure you have too.  Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  Paste 
this one in your scrapbooks, you'll need the kindling come this winter-- Snide 
Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TURAGH 5243                  18  12  0   117       DARK HORSEMEN (433)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DELANGE 5230                 24  13  2    95       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 PIT FIGHTER 4297             14   4  1    91       RONIN (445)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SAM CASSELL 5215              9   0  0    87       ALL-UGLY TEAM (554)
 HARZOGH 5210                 18  23  0    77       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 FISTS OF FURY 4302           10   7  1    72       RONIN (445)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRANDMASTER 4303             15   2  0    66       RONIN (445)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MARK MESSIER 5214             5   2  1    53       ALL-UGLY TEAM (554)
-WILLIE MCGEE 5212             7   1  1    48       ALL-UGLY TEAM (554)
 GRAPE 5266                    8   3  0    46       FRUITS (548)
-ROBERT PARISH 5213            6   3  0    34       ALL-UGLY TEAM (554)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SEIJURO 4328                  4   3  1    27       RONIN (445)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MERTON HANKS 5255             2   0  0    22       ALL-UGLY TEAM (554)
 ZALGEI 5272                   2   8  0    14       DARK HORSEMEN (433)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Sam Cassell -- Gosh, you're SOOO ugly, I just couldn't face you.  Horrors. -- Harzogh

Grape -- I didn't dare to hit you, because Delange told me getting grape juice stains
out of leather is, ah, it boils down to "extremely difficult," I think.  And I didn't
want to get her stirred up with an extremely difficult cleaning job.  So what else
could I do but lose, eh? -- Zalgei

Pit Fighter -- I salute you.  Now it's YOUR turn to write a column, and I hope you
have something to say. -- Delange

Fists of Fury -- I didn't know that dwarves did the "ronin" thing.  Amazing. --
Turagh
P.S.  But I just don't see fists, furious or not, as a proper dwarvish weapon.

7 June 2005
I am in the process of moving house, and spotlight writing for the next two months
will be very hit-and-miss. -- the Scribe

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

PIT FIGHTER was devastated by TURAGH in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title fight.
DELANGE slimly won victory over FISTS OF FURY in a 2 minute brutal uneven battle.
HARZOGH was defeated by VENEMOUS CONCUBINE in a 2 minute bloody master's duel.
GRANDMASTER luckily beat GRAPE in a exciting 3 minute bloody fight.
SEIJURO bested ZALGEI in a 1 minute duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         BASHING ATTACK    15 -   5 -  0      75  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   4 -  0      64  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         TOTAL PARRY        3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         LUNGING ATTACK     7 -   6 -  0      54  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         AIMED BLOW         6 -   9 -  0      40  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -  12 -  1      37  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   2 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 411 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    TURAGH 5243                18  12  0  117 DARK HORSEMEN (433)
BASHING ATTACK   DELANGE 5230               24  13  2   95 DARK HORSEMEN (433)
AIMED BLOW       PIT FIGHTER 4297           14   4  1   91 RONIN (445)
PARRY-STRIKE     FISTS OF FURY 4302         10   7  1   72 RONIN (445)
TOTAL PARRY      GRANDMASTER 4303           15   2  0   66 RONIN (445)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DELANGE 5230.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was GRAPE 5266.  The ten other most popular fighters were DELANGE 5230, TURAGH 5243, 
HARZOGH 5210, GRANDMASTER 4303, SEIJURO 4328, FISTS OF FURY 4302, PIT FIGHTER 4297, 
ZALGEI 5272,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was ZALGEI 5272.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were PIT FIGHTER 4297, FISTS OF FURY 4302, SEIJURO 4328, GRANDMASTER 4303, 
HARZOGH 5210, TURAGH 5243, DELANGE 5230, GRAPE 5266,  0, and  0.

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XXXIX

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
JACK DANIELS 3084 (90-76-3)            4  3  0         WHY I DRINK          

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SUPERIOR SKULL 1580 (97-67-4)          6  3  0         SUPERIOR FORCES      

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
NUNZIO 4799 (33-13-1)                 12  2  0         BOY O'S              

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
WILLIE MCGEE 5212 (6-0-1)              8  3  0         ALL-UGLY TEAM        

                    HOLD THE DATES!  (FACE-TO-FACE XXXV AND XXXVI)

Summer Face-to-Face Tournament XXXV in St. Louis!  
Our next summer FTF will be held in downtown St. Louis, July 29-31, 2005.  It will be 
at the Radisson Hotel & Suites, St. Louis (800-925-1395--ask for the Reality 
Simulations room block). Room rates are $99.00 per night, 1-4 occupancy.  The rooms 
are blocked--please make your reservation by mid-June before the block is released! 
Look for transportation info in the tournament information sheet.  See you there!

Winter Face-to-Face Tournament XXXVI in Tempe!
Our next winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 20-22, 2006.  It will be 
held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Tempe, Arizona (480-894-7444), the same hotel as 
last year by popular request.  Room rates are $139.00 per night (same as last year!), 
1-4 occupancy, which includes full cooked breakfast, complimentary manager's 
reception, free airport shuttle, free parking, high speed internet (for extra charge), 
fitness center, jacuzzi, and pool.  The rooms are blocked--please make your 
reservation soon before the block is released!  (This is prime season for Phoenix, and
several people were unable to book rooms last year because they waited too long.)  
Look for transportation info in the tournament information sheet.  We hope you're all 
looking forward to it and that we will see you there!