DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/19/2005    Duedate: 09/01/2005

TRICORUS ARENA

DM-51    TURN-415

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

FISTS OF FURY
RONIN (445)
(51-4302) [13-7-1,132]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FISTS OF FURY                  POSITION IS EMPTY
RONIN (445)                    
(51-4302) [13-7-1,132]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DELANGE                        WILLIE MCGEE
DARK HORSEMEN (433)            ALL-UGLY TEAM (554)
(51-5230) [26-15-2,98]         (51-5212) [9-1-1,80]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARK HORSEMEN (433)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ALL-UGLY TEAM (554)         65
2. DARK HORSEMEN (433)         13      ALL-UGLY TEAM (554)
3. CARTOON NETWORK (492)        0      Unchartered Team
4. FRUITS (548)               -15
5. RONIN (445)                -26      SILK (327)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 ALL-UGLY TEAM (554)       42   9  2 82.4   1/ 1 DARK HORSEMEN (433)       6  6 0
 2/ 2 FRUITS (548)              53  16  2 76.8   2/ 3 RONIN (445)               6  8 0
 3- 3*CARTOON NETWORK (492)      7   4  2 63.6   3/ 2 ALL-UGLY TEAM (554)       5  0 0
 4/ 4 RONIN (445)              142 149 14 48.8   4- 4*CARTOON NETWORK (492)     2  0 0
 5/ 5 DARK HORSEMEN (433)      490 584 15 45.6   5/ 5 FRUITS (548)              1  2 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.

Guess you were right.  Although I didn't want to be sitting here as of yet.  Still
have a bunch to learn before I was to depart Tricorus.  But, I might as well try and
fend off the dogs while I am here.  Bring the noise!

                     FoF

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly TRICORUS games.  WILLIE MCGEE caught the eye of many 
in the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested GRANDMASTER and was awarded 22 
points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, ROBERT PARISH put 
down GRAPE, causing him to lose 15 points of recognition in the process.  Not for 
nothing has FISTS OF FURY in the past laid claim to the Duelmaster's throne, and this 
week he's proven his combat skill yet again.  No confirmation, but my sources claim 
that the top team has gained their position using magical aids.  Charmed weapons 
perhaps?   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city TRICORUS.  I saw one fighter that warriors avoided when this week's 
challenge seeking began.  RONIN is feared.  This much I can say.  If you didn't look 
down dark alleys you'd have been hard pressed to find any of ALL-UGLY TEAM last week. 
Busy avoiding RONIN?  Mighty fighters cannot but expect competition from those below. 
PIT FIGHTER take warning!  You have more than a few enemies in TRICORUS.   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Look no more for PIT FIGHTER in the arena or on 
the streets of TRICORUS.  His fate was sealed in the Dark Arena.  Inevitable for one 
at 14-6-1.  Some guilds are strict but few are as heartless as RONIN.  Witness, last 
turn they sent PIT FIGHTER, a 14-6-1 fighter, to the Dark Arena!  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 TRICORUS.  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 
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                  
 FISTS OF FURY 4302           13   7  1   132       RONIN (445)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SAM CASSELL 5215             11   0  0   108       ALL-UGLY TEAM (554)
 DELANGE 5230                 26  15  2    98       DARK HORSEMEN (433)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HARZOGH 5210                 20  25  0    89       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 WILLIE MCGEE 5212             9   1  1    80       ALL-UGLY TEAM (554)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROBERT PARISH 5213            8   3  0    65       ALL-UGLY TEAM (554)
 MARK MESSIER 5214             7   2  1    64       ALL-UGLY TEAM (554)
 GRANDMASTER 4303             16   4  0    62       RONIN (445)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRAPE 5266                    9   6  0    43       FRUITS (548)
 MERTON HANKS 5255             4   0  0    40       ALL-UGLY TEAM (554)
-BLOSSOM 4381                  3   1  0    39       CARTOON NETWORK (492)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BUTTERCUP 4379                2   2  0    32       CARTOON NETWORK (492)
 ZALGEI 5272                   3  11  0    28       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
-BUBBLES 4380                  2   1  2    26       CARTOON NETWORK (492)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SEIJURO 4328                  5   5  1    23       RONIN (445)
 MARGALH 5293                  1   0  0    13       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 ZAO 5292                      1   1  0     4       RONIN (445)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
PIT FIGHTER 4297      14  7 1 RONIN 445             TRICORAN LOYALIST 20  415 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Fists of Fury -- Thank Shierah you won that!  I was running out of inane comments to
make in the Duel2Dude's column. -- Turagh

Grandmaster -- You're a golem?  No wonder my tactic in the first minute (use feminine
wiles) didn't work! -- Delange

Pit Fighter -- Well, that was a very graceful thing you did, losing to me, and I hope
you enjoy the Isle. -- Harzogh

Siejuro -- (stung to indignation)  I do NOT beg! -- Zalgei

4 August 2005
Ladies and Gentlemen...The Announcement You Have All Been Waiting For Is Here!!!!!!!!

ZalCon3...The Rebirth!!!!!!! 

The Rules Are Simple, The Prizes Are Awesome, The Competition Fierce!

Where:  Dullens (DM13)  When:  October 8th, 2005

The Rules:
Every Manager Must DA Their Entire Team On The First Turn They Enter The Contest.
All Warriors DA'd In This Manner MUST Be At Zero FE And May Fight In The Contest If
They Live.  The Style Of The Warrior Must Be Present In The Name In A Non Ambiguous
Manner, Standard Abbreviations Accepted.  Scoring Starts On The 3rd Turn Of The
Contest Which Will Also Be The First Turn After The October Mail In.  Dead Warriors
May Be Entered From The Contest To Dead Apprentices ONLY--And With Zero FE!!!!!  All
Living Warriors May Be Entered Into Rookies or Apprentices For The October Mail In.

Scoring:
 1 Point For Each Win.
 1 Point For Each Kill.
-1 Point For Each Loss.
-1 Point For Each Death.

Categories:
Ultimate Style Master:  Warrior Of Any Style With The Most Style Master Points.
Top Team:  Team With The Most Points At The End Of The Contest.
Top Warrior:  Warrior With The Most Points At The End Of The Contest.
MVP Team:  Team With The Most Free Fight Awards At The End Of The Contest.
MVP Warrior:  Warrior With The Most Free Fight Awards At The End Of The Contest.
Style Master:  Warrior With The Most Points Vs. Style In Each Style At The End Of The
               Contest.
Warrior Top 11:  Next 10 Top Point Gaining Warriors At The End Of The Contest.
Iron Manager:  Any Manager With 100 Fights During The Contest (20 Turns Plus 2 Pre
               Turns).
***Special Category*** An Additional Top Team Award Will Be Granted For Each 5 Iron
Manager Awards Starting At 6.

Prizes:
Ultimate Style Master, Top Team, Top Warrior:  +1 To Bonus, Damage Bump, Free Train
                                              Or Learn 2 Skills, Favorites Knowledge.
MVP Team And MVP Warrior:  20 Rollups.
Style Master:  +1 To Bonus.
Warrior Top 11:  Free Train Or Learn 2 Skills. 
Iron Manager:  +1 To Bonus.

Please Contact Zalgor Prigg Via Diplo (Armor & Weapons DM102) or Email
(zalgor@hotmail.com) Should You Have Any Questions Or Wish A Free Team Rollup To Dark
Arena On Turn 1.

Disclaimer:  All Prizes Are To Be Used On Contest Team Only And Are Non Transferable.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

PIT FIGHTER was barely slain by TRICORAN LOYALIST in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
WILLIE MCGEE viciously subdued GRANDMASTER in a 4 minute Challenge battle.
SAM CASSELL overpowered HARZOGH in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
ROBERT PARISH overpowered GRAPE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
MERTON HANKS devastated SEIJURO in a 1 minute uneven Challenge brawl.
FISTS OF FURY savagely defeated DELANGE in a exciting 2 minute bloody Title struggle.
MARK MESSIER overcame DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute fight.
ZALGEI handily defeated ZAO in a 2 minute uneven melee.
MARGALH vanquished CONVICTED THIEF 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|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   2 -  0      78  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   2 -  0      75  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK     9 -   4 -  0      69  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         BASHING ATTACK    13 -   8 -  0      62  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         TOTAL PARRY        3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -   8 -  1      53  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         AIMED BLOW         5 -  10 -  0      33  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 415 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     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  2         2  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-STRIKE     FISTS OF FURY 4302         13   7  1  132 RONIN (445)
LUNGING ATTACK   SAM CASSELL 5215           11   0  0  108 ALL-UGLY TEAM (554)
BASHING ATTACK   DELANGE 5230               26  15  2   98 DARK HORSEMEN (433)
SLASHING ATTACK  WILLIE MCGEE 5212           9   1  1   80 ALL-UGLY TEAM (554)
TOTAL PARRY      GRANDMASTER 4303           16   4  0   62 RONIN (445)
STRIKING ATTACK  MERTON HANKS 5255           4   0  0   40 ALL-UGLY TEAM (554)
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 WILLIE MCGEE 5212.  The ten other most popular fighters were FISTS OF FURY 4302, 
DELANGE 5230, ZALGEI 5272, SAM CASSELL 5215, MERTON HANKS 5255, MARK MESSIER 5214, 
MARGALH 5293, HARZOGH 5210, ROBERT PARISH 5213, and ZAO 5292.

The least popular fighter this week was SEIJURO 4328.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were GRAPE 5266, GRANDMASTER 4303, ZAO 5292, ROBERT PARISH 5213, HARZOGH 
5210, MARGALH 5293, MARK MESSIER 5214, MERTON HANKS 5255, SAM CASSELL 5215, and 
ZALGEI 5272.

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

PIT FIGHTER (51-4297) RONIN (445)