DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/02/2005    Duedate: 09/15/2005

TRICORUS ARENA

DM-51    TURN-416

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

FISTS OF FURY
RONIN (445)
(51-4302) [14-7-1,138]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FISTS OF FURY                  POSITION IS EMPTY
RONIN (445)                    
(51-4302) [14-7-1,138]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DELANGE                        WILLIE MCGEE
DARK HORSEMEN (433)            ALL-UGLY TEAM (554)
(51-5230) [27-15-2,111]        (51-5212) [10-1-1,96]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

RONIN (445)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. RONIN (445)                 44
2. FRUITS (548)                23      ALL-UGLY TEAM (554)
3. DARK HORSEMEN (433)         11      Unchartered Team
4. ALL-UGLY TEAM (554)        -25
                                        (80)

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)       43  12  2 78.2   1/ 2 RONIN (445)               8  7 1
 2/ 2 FRUITS (548)              54  16  2 77.1   2/ 3 ALL-UGLY TEAM (554)       6  3 0
 3/ 4 RONIN (445)              146 150 15 49.3   3/ 1 DARK HORSEMEN (433)       6  6 0
 4/ 5 DARK HORSEMEN (433)      492 586 15 45.6   4/ 5 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

     Good day, in TRICORUS a quiet thief gets rich, but a quiet spymaster gets poor.  
So bring me ale and harken to my tidbits of news.  It seems the training can make the 
difference, as DARK HORSEMEN is pushed out of top team by RONIN, who came from 2nd 
with a 4-1-1 this turn.  And let's see, GRAPE fought MARK MESSIER and gained 23 
points and contributed to FRUITS' 1-0-0.  MARK MESSIER has lost to GRAPE, falling 20 
points, while helping make ALL-UGLY TEAM a 1-3-0 turn.  The attempts to dethrone the 
Duelmaster have failed, and FISTS OF FURY remains TRICORUS' top warrior for another 
turn.  Can someone confirm a rumor for me?  I hear the top team makes their losing 
fighters do dishes at The Silver Chalice until they win.  Maybe?   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.  RONIN has cause to stand tall, as 
they were TRICORUS' most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to beat. 
And avoiding RONIN more than any other team we find ALL-UGLY TEAM.  TRICORUS, are we 
going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  Well, sports fans, take notice that 
GRANDMASTER from RONIN was TRICORUS' most challenged warrior this turn.  SAM CASSELL 
of ALL-UGLY TEAM had better have a good reason for challenging down 10 points in a 
challenge which he lost.  I thought SAM CASSELL showed great skill and promise when 
he was bested by DELANGE.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     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.  Is it really true that TRICORUS has 
more dishwashers per capita that fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  Well, I'm burning daylight here in TRICORUS and I've a long road 
ahead of me.  Happy Trails.  Until you see my quill in TRICORUS again, farewell-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FISTS OF FURY 4302           14   7  1   138       RONIN (445)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DELANGE 5230                 27  15  2   111       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 SAM CASSELL 5215             11   1  0    97       ALL-UGLY TEAM (554)
 WILLIE MCGEE 5212            10   1  1    96       ALL-UGLY TEAM (554)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HARZOGH 5210                 20  26  0    86       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 GRANDMASTER 4303             17   4  0    77       RONIN (445)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRAPE 5266                   10   6  0    66       FRUITS (548)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROBERT PARISH 5213            8   4  0    55       ALL-UGLY TEAM (554)
 MARK MESSIER 5214             7   3  1    44       ALL-UGLY TEAM (554)
-MERTON HANKS 5255             4   0  0    40       ALL-UGLY TEAM (554)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SEIJURO 4328                  6   5  1    31       RONIN (445)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZALGEI 5272                   3  12  0    21       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 MARGALH 5293                  2   0  0    21       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 CRYSANTIHIMUM 5299            1   0  1    14       RONIN (445)
 ZAO 5292                      1   2  0     5       RONIN (445)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
CONVICTED THIEF 1      0  1 0   1                   CRYSANTIHIMUM 5299    416 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

All -- I think that I have sat Spider-Man out too long, so I think that I will
unleash him, if not in time for this turn, next turn.  Good luck; you will need it.
-- Youngblood

Assurnassurbanabpal -- Look forward to seeing you on the sands again. -- Youngblood

Sam Cassell -- Ah, yes, I recognize your ugly face.  In fact, I could have guessed
you be here, because all the clocks stopped. -- Harzogh

Fists of Fury -- Tsk, you dwarves are so VIOLENT. -- Delange

Zao -- As in, "yowie-zoaie"?  Anyway, thanks for the chance to try winning again.  I
kinda like it, but it's so STRANGE. -- Zalgei, needing more practice at winning

Convicted Thief?  Nothing to it. -- Margalh

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

WILLIE MCGEE devastated HARZOGH in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
SAM CASSELL was overcome by DELANGE in a popular 1 minute Challenge match.
ROBERT PARISH was vanquished by GRANDMASTER in a 5 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
FISTS OF FURY overpowered VENEMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
MARK MESSIER was devastated by GRAPE in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
ZALGEI was defeated by SEIJURO in a 1 minute struggle.
MARGALH overpowered ZAO in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
CRYSANTIHIMUM assassinated CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute uneven melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   2 -  0      75  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   2 -  0      71  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         TOTAL PARRY        4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         LUNGING ATTACK    11 -   6 -  1      65  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         BASHING ATTACK    14 -   8 -  0      64  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -   8 -  1      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         AIMED BLOW         4 -  11 -  0      27  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 416 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         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     3 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  2     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-STRIKE     FISTS OF FURY 4302         14   7  1  138 RONIN (445)
BASHING ATTACK   DELANGE 5230               27  15  2  111 DARK HORSEMEN (433)
LUNGING ATTACK   SAM CASSELL 5215           11   1  0   97 ALL-UGLY TEAM (554)
SLASHING ATTACK  WILLIE MCGEE 5212          10   1  1   96 ALL-UGLY TEAM (554)
TOTAL PARRY      GRANDMASTER 4303           17   4  0   77 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 WILLIE MCGEE 5212.  The ten other most popular fighters were DELANGE 5230, FISTS 
OF FURY 4302, GRAPE 5266, SEIJURO 4328, HARZOGH 5210, SAM CASSELL 5215, ZALGEI 5272, 
MARGALH 5293, CRYSANTIHIMUM 5299, and GRANDMASTER 4303.

The least popular fighter this week was ROBERT PARISH 5213.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were ZAO 5292, MARK MESSIER 5214, GRANDMASTER 4303, CRYSANTIHIMUM 
5299, MARGALH 5293, ZALGEI 5272, SAM CASSELL 5215, HARZOGH 5210, SEIJURO 4328, and 
GRAPE 5266.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

FISTS OF FURY (51-4302) RONIN (445)