DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/09/2006    Duedate: 06/22/2006

TRICORUS ARENA

DM-51    TURN-436

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GRAPE
FRUITS (548)
(51-5266) [15-21-0,81]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GRAPE                          POSITION IS EMPTY
FRUITS (548)                   
(51-5266) [15-21-0,81]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GRAPE                          MARGALH
FRUITS (548)                   DARK HORSEMEN (433)
(51-5266) [15-21-0,81]         (51-5293) [11-11-0,51]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

AMAZON ELITE (536)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. RONIN (445)                 31
2. AMAZON ELITE (536)          24      FRUITS (548)
3. THE NEVYNS (364)             0      Unchartered Team
4. ALL-UGLY TEAM (554)          0
5. F-TROOP (505)              -11      I MAGI (126)

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)       63  21  2 75.0   1/ 3 AMAZON ELITE (536)        5  2 0
 2/ 2 FRUITS (548)              59  31  2 65.6   2/ 4 DARK HORSEMEN (433)       5  4 0
 3/ 3 AMAZON ELITE (536)       115  96  8 54.5   3/ 2 RONIN (445)               4  5 0
 4/ 0 F-TROOP (505)             30  26  1 53.6   4- 1 ALL-UGLY TEAM (554)       3  1 0
 5/ 4 RONIN (445)              187 187 17 50.0   5- 5 THE NEVYNS (364)          1  1 0
 6/ 5 DARK HORSEMEN (433)      529 622 17 46.0   6/ 6 FRUITS (548)              1  2 0
 7- 6 THE NEVYNS (364)          15  24  0 38.5   7/ 0 F-TROOP (505)             0  1 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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                         ---===DELARQUAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 545): TERCERO ENCANTO of LAB EXPERIMENTS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 429): MARETHA of THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 553): FLAGPOLE PANTIES of FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 549): SERILIA of BLADES OF MIST (Lord Andarus, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 548): IAN of I HEART BALLS (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 552): HOBBLED of DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 550): UMBRELLA MAN of BEACH BABES (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 544): QUO VADIS of QUBIT (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 536): LOAF of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 535): TUSK of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 509): CLOVER of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 499): ZIPPO of U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 221): SKULK of CHEAP SHOTS (Cheap Shots Management, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 486): FOUR OF SPADES of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 435): GRANDMASTER of RONIN (Rosebud, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 207): CHAOS WARRIOR of EYE OF THE STORM (Blackstorm, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 195): I MOTHER EARTH of CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 383): HOLLY MACKEREL of FISH MONGERS (Ghoti, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 173): MADKAWRAW'S LAW of MILCHAMAH (Hammer, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 428): ONE A DAY of MY DRUGS from SYVYN'S HILL (The Muffin Man)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 545): LIVE FROM MOSCOW! (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 429): THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 553): FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 549): THE SHALLOWSHIP (Elfwine, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 548): PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 552): WINGED LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 550): BEACH BABES (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 544): QUBIT (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 536): SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 535): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 509): BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 499): JINDA-BAN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 221): THE MIDDLE WAY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 486): DELVERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 435): RONIN (Rosebud, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 207): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jinda, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 195): HANGOVERS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 383): RIO VISTANS (Pauly, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 173): OUTLAWS (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 428): BLACK PRIMERS (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 544): OLD FART of DEATH'S DOOR (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 428): GOLDEN SHARK of THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 547): MOUSE DAVIS of PARTY ANIMALS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 549): DIKEMBE MUTUMBO of UNDER JOLLY ROGER (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 536): LOAF of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
                            ARMPIT CANDY of STREET PIZZA (TUM, mgr.)
                            PLANKWALKER of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 509): CLOVER of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 435): GRANDMASTER of RONIN (Rosebud, mgr.)
                 (turn 434): WILLIE MCGEE of ALL-UGLY TEAM (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 206): VIKING RAIDER of SPARF! (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 382): MIPPLE of RIO VISTANS (Pauly, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
TRICORUS brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Later days, ALL-UGLY TEAM, since 
AMAZON ELITE took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  Of course, 
we're all terribly impressed to see NEALA win a fight and gain 18 points, terribly.  
Tsk, tsk, KUNG FU MASTER beat GRAPE and GRAPE lost 19 points.  You're breakin' my 
heart.  Due to absence, and inability to defend the throne, GRANDMASTER has lost the 
Title of Duelmaster.  Start setting that alarm earlier!  And it's out with the old, 
in with the new, as GRAPE takes the Title and last week's bar tab from the old 
Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  I'm not in a very good mood today, but why am I telling you 
this?  You want to know what's new, don't you, TRICORUS?   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.  What's 
the big D?  THE NEVYNS was the most avoided team?  Bunch of lily livered... 
grumble... mumble... curse...  And who led the way in this mass act of cowardice?  
Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was AMAZON ELITE.  Ha ha ha ha!   
     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.   
     There's got to be a better place in TRICORUS to get a drink than The Silver 
Chalice!  Any suggestions?  Well, I've had enough of this drivel, and I'm sure you 
have too.  Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  Glad to see the back of this 
place-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRAPE 5266                   15  21  0    81       FRUITS (548)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KALLIE 5244                   7   4  0    82       AMAZON ELITE (536)
 JACINTHE 5211                15   7  0    70       AMAZON ELITE (536)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MERTON HANKS 5255             6   0  0    65       ALL-UGLY TEAM (554)
-F-ECTIVE 4760                 7   3  1    64       F-TROOP (505)
-MARK MESSIER 5214            13   5  1    62       ALL-UGLY TEAM (554)
-DAPHNE 4987                   9   6  0    59       AMAZON ELITE (536)
-SIROD EVOLI 3315              5   7  0    59       THE NEVYNS (364)
-MELISSA 5252                  5   4  0    57       AMAZON ELITE (536)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SAM CASSELL 5307              4   2  0    53       ALL-UGLY TEAM (554)
 MARGALH 5293                 11  11  0    51       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
-F-B-I 4621                    7   3  0    51       F-TROOP (505)
 GALBEI 5309                   6   8  1    46       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 BLACK LOTUS 5308              8   4  0    43       RONIN (445)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-F-ICIENT 4846                 4   1  0    33       F-TROOP (505)
 SAMURAI 5317                  6   3  0    29       RONIN (445)
 ANKH 5325                     3   1  0    28       RONIN (445)
 NEALA 5286                    2   6  0    27       AMAZON ELITE (536)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 F-EMINATE 4803                5   3  0    22       F-TROOP (505)
-SLOUP TOO 3328                3   4  0    19       THE NEVYNS (364)
 AILLENDEI 5318                3   7  0    16       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
-F-ORTLESS 4934                1   0  0    15       F-TROOP (505)
-FLO 5223                      1   0  0    11       THE NEVYNS (364)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
DA4 5337               0  1 0 RONIN 445             ADELA RIAN 25         436 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Grandmaster -- I'm not sure if they call our history an epic struggle or and epic
beating.  Either way, I'm challenging you one more time.  Assur says if everything
goes right, I can beat you.  I'm not convinced, but he is the boss.  On the other
side of things, he says that by fighting you, I can almost ensure the throne next
turn.  The choices aren't exactly numerous.  Fight you: win-the throne is mine, lose-
I probably have the most PP's next turn.  Fight Kallie:  win-I get the throne, lose-I
don't.  I need 8 more PP's to follow you to the Isle of the Eye.  That is the
priority. -- Grape

Rosebud -- Congratulations on Grandmaster.  I should have been sending in strats
every turn to tweak and prep, but I'm lazy and I've been enjoying the free fights for
popularity leader, anyway.  I made one last tweak to my strategy that has worked for
me in the past.  I'm not sure anything can help Grape, though.  Especially against
the likes of your fine warrior. -- Assurnasirbanipal

Ankh -- I find it strange to see you in the role of "big bad dwarf," but there you
were, and I creamed you, well, at least I defeated you.  Maybe not cream, maybe only
half-and-half.  Whatever.  This has been a real boost to my self-esteem, regardless
of the low number of fights you have showing, and I thank you for it. -- Aillendei

Jacinthe -- I never know how to talk to women, and my momma done tole me not to beat
them up, and that leaves me with no way to approach you. -- Margalh

Black Lotus -- Huh.  There's a legume called a lotus, besides the water plant, did
you know that?  I ran across it the other day when identifying a bird's-foot trefoil.
Amazing things you can find in books.  I always suspected that they were dangerous.
-- Galbei

26 May 2006
     The Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire want to announce the joining of a new
member who cherishes the same ideals, respect and loyalty that we hold dear.
     From this day forward let all know that Blackstorm is now a Dark Knight of the
Desolate Empire Alliance.  With him as our chosen brother, our alliance only becomes
stronger.  Let all his foes become ours, and ours his.  May all our enemies' blood
flow freely and give NO quarter in war.
     This is also a warning to any cowards, bullies, etc....  If you play with fire,
you WILL get burnt!!!

Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire

6 June 2006
To those involved, no, I have not abandoned your stories.  But I've been letting them
drift, and that has to stop, so I am taking the time to make sure that I know where
they are going, more than just "what happens next" dreamed up on the fly, before
resuming work on them.  No new stories will be started until at least one of the old
ones has concluded, for the same reason:  quantity can't substitute for quality.
Your patience in this matter is appreciated. -- the Scribe

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DA4 was viciously butchered by ADELA RIAN in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
GRAPE lost to KUNG FU MASTER in a 2 minute uneven Title battle.
JACINTHE demolished GALBEI in a 4 minute uneven fight.
MARGALH bested SAMURAI in a 2 minute gory contest.
BLACK LOTUS overpowered F-EMINATE in a 1 minute bloody mismatched match.
AILLENDEI slimly lost to NEALA in a 2 minute bloody fight.
ANKH overpowered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         LUNGING ATTACK    11 -   4 -  0      73  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY       19 -   7 -  0      73  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   3 -  0      63  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -   9 -  0      59  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL      9 -  12 -  1      43  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         AIMED BLOW         3 -   4 -  1      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   6 -  0      25  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK     7 -  23 -  0      23  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 436 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     2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         5  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  2     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      JACINTHE 5211              15   7  0   70 AMAZON ELITE (536)
LUNGING ATTACK   BLACK LOTUS 5308            8   4  0   43 RONIN (445)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is GRAPE 5266.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
MARGALH 5293.  The ten other most popular fighters were NEALA 5286, GRAPE 5266, 
GALBEI 5309, AILLENDEI 5318, ANKH 5325, JACINTHE 5211, SAMURAI 5317, BLACK LOTUS 
5308, DA4 5337, and F-EMINATE 4803.

The least popular fighter this week was F-EMINATE 4803.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DA4 5337, BLACK LOTUS 5308, SAMURAI 5317, JACINTHE 5211, ANKH 5325, 
AILLENDEI 5318, GALBEI 5309, GRAPE 5266, NEALA 5286, and MARGALH 5293.

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

GRANDMASTER (51-4303) RONIN (445)

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XLI

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
JACK DANIELS 3084 (101-83-3)           2  3  0         WHY I DRINK          

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
NUNZIO 4799 (53-17-2)                  1  4  0         BOY O'S              

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BRUNO 4332 (45-21-2)                   4  3  0         BOY O'S              

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SIROD EVOLI 3315 (5-6-0)               2  3  1         THE NEVYNS           

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SAMURAI 5317 (4-2-0)                   4  3  0         RONIN                
MERTON HANKS 5255 (4-0-0)              3  3  0         ALL-UGLY TEAM        

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
VODKA DRUNKENSKI 5328 (0-0-0)          6  3  0         PUNCH-OUT!           
FLO 5223 (0-0-0)                       3  3  0         THE NEVYNS           

ELIGIBLES FOOLS TOURNEY                W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BRUCE 3906 (36-44-2)                   1  3  0         RONIN                

FRESHMEN FOOLS TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PIT FIGHTER 4297 (17-16-1)             0  3  0         RONIN                

ADEPTS FOOLS TOURNEY                   W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TOFURKEY 5282 (3-1-1)                  2  3  0         WHOLE FOODS          

INITIATES FOOLS TOURNEY                W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BLACK LOTUS 5308 (6-3-0)               1  3  0         RONIN