DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/23/2006    Duedate: 07/06/2006

TRICORUS ARENA

DM-51    TURN-437

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GRAPE
FRUITS (548)
(51-5266) [16-21-0,94]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GRAPE                          POSITION IS EMPTY
FRUITS (548)                   
(51-5266) [16-21-0,94]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GRAPE                          GRAPE
FRUITS (548)                   FRUITS (548)
(51-5266) [16-21-0,94]         (51-5266) [16-21-0,94]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

RONIN (445)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ALL-UGLY TEAM (554)         43
2. RONIN (445)                 20      ALL-UGLY TEAM (554)
3. FRUITS (548)                13      Unchartered Team
4. THE NEVYNS (364)             9
5. F-TROOP (505)                0      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)       67  22  2 75.3   1/ 3 RONIN (445)               7  7 0
 2/ 2 FRUITS (548)              60  31  2 65.9   2/ 4 ALL-UGLY TEAM (554)       4  1 0
 3/ 3 AMAZON ELITE (536)       115  98  8 54.0   3/ 1 AMAZON ELITE (536)        4  3 0
 4- 4 F-TROOP (505)             30  26  1 53.6   4/ 2 DARK HORSEMEN (433)       3  6 0
 5/ 5 RONIN (445)              190 189 17 50.1   5/ 5 THE NEVYNS (364)          2  2 0
 6/ 6 DARK HORSEMEN (433)      529 625 17 45.8   6/ 6 FRUITS (548)              1  2 0
 7/ 7 THE NEVYNS (364)          16  25  0 39.0   7- 7 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 546): TERCERO ENCANTO of LAB EXPERIMENTS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 430): THE SHOCKER of INQUISITION SL5 (LHI, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 554): FLAGPOLE PANTIES of FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 550): SCANDALF of THE SHALLOWSHIP (Elfwine, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 549): IAN of I HEART BALLS (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 553): HOBBLED of DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 551): UMBRELLA MAN of BEACH BABES (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 545): QUO VADIS of QUBIT (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 537): JOSH of SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 536): TUSK of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 510): PALADIN of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 500): 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 487): FOUR OF SPADES of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 436): GRAPE of FRUITS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 208): DANI of JANIX (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 196): BRANA GOREFANG of VILE REAVERS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 384): HOLLY MACKEREL of FISH MONGERS (Ghoti, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 173): MADKAWRAW'S LAW of MILCHAMAH (Hammer, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 429): HITZ of 4-LETTER DOCTORS from DWES EG (TUM, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 546): LIVE FROM MOSCOW! (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 430): THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 554): FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 550): THE SHALLOWSHIP (Elfwine, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 549): PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 553): WINGED LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 551): BEACH BABES (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 545): CHILDREN OF INTI (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 537): WASTELAND (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 536): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 510): ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 500): INQUISITION CLONES (LHI, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 221): THE MIDDLE WAY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 487): DELVERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 436): AMAZON ELITE (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 208): JANIX (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 196): VILE REAVERS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 384): CHAOS ENFORCERS (?, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 173): OUTLAWS (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 429): BLACK PRIMERS (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 547): MOUSE DAVIS of PARTY ANIMALS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 551): UMBRELLA MAN of BEACH BABES (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 537): BARITUS of VINCERE AUT MORI (Dark Knight Toker, mgr.)
                (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  21 SUNSET (turn 536): TUSK of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 509): CLOVER of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 487): FOUR OF SPADES of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 435): GRANDMASTER of RONIN (Rosebud, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Last turn's column:

     As usual I pizzlepounded Grape.  If Assur is sending you to Darkholm, and you
can't beat me, he seriously needs to rethink that decision.  Anyway, I'm out of here
it seems.  Not a good thing since you guys have taught me less than nothing.  But,
the boss man is gonna send me to Home Guard and try me out.  I'd tell you my numbers,
but I don't want to make Assur DA Grape.  HAHAHA!

                                                Grandmaster

This turn's column:

     Another turn, another loss to an NPC.  The humiliation of it all....  Even Assur
couldn't say anything positive after this loss.  He told me I don't deserve the
throne.  He says my favorites better be good, or else.
     He is looking forward to the commission coming and running their skills test on
me to find my favorite rhythm and weapon, but I think he hopes that they rate me with
poor favorites.  He says then he'd be through with me and my bonuses.
     He isn't too enamored with me at the moment.  I guess I can understand why,
since all my vitals are between 9 and 14 and I've learned all of 36 skills in 36
fights.  Sure, I've got some big bonuses in the right places, but it takes more than
that to make it on Assur's Darkholm squad.  He's proven that in the past.
     Meanwhile, I've got to earn those last 5 PP's.  And that might not be so easy,
with Jacinthe in the picture, now.  I can only hope Jacinthe isn't as good as my
nemesis, Grandmaster.  Hope to see you next turn.

Grape

                                      SPY REPORT

     Oh, hi.  Its just little 'ol Debby Tonte.  Thought I'd check out TRICORUS to see 
what's new.  Too bad, AMAZON ELITE, but RONIN was just too good to be stopped.  MVP 
award for MERTON HANKS?  ALL-UGLY TEAM's proud of him after beating KALLIE and 
getting 21 points.  Talk about yer big time losers!  KALLIE got smashed by MERTON 
HANKS, and lost 17 points!  Don't you think the Duelmaster is being unfair?  I think 
GRAPE should let KHALUHUMS DWARF be Duelmaster for a while, without fighting about 
it.  Is the Duelmaster really being a real snob to his teammates?  Don't ask me!   
     Look, you guys stick to fighting, all right?  AMAZON ELITE was the most avoided 
team.  Is a 115-98-8 record really that scary?  I don't know what ALL-UGLY TEAM's 
been doing.  They certainly haven't been accepting many fights from AMAZON ELITE, 
that's fer sher.   
     What does a fighter fight for?  I mean, the crowds don't give a hoot if someone 
gets killed.  Not after four more fights.  Hey you guys, don't you think your 
families would like to hear from you?  Write!  (Or have someone write for you.)  
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I gotta leave.  TRICORUS is like such a dump, and you guys smell too much!  
Remember you guys, ease up sometimes!  Chill out!  Later, Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRAPE 5266                   16  21  0    94       FRUITS (548)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MERTON HANKS 5255             7   0  0    86       ALL-UGLY TEAM (554)
-JACINTHE 5211                15   7  0    70       AMAZON ELITE (536)
 MARK MESSIER 5214            14   5  1    68       ALL-UGLY TEAM (554)
 SIROD EVOLI 3315              6   7  0    67       THE NEVYNS (364)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KALLIE 5244                   7   5  0    65       AMAZON ELITE (536)
-F-ECTIVE 4760                 7   3  1    64       F-TROOP (505)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SAM CASSELL 5307              5   2  0    62       ALL-UGLY TEAM (554)
-DAPHNE 4987                   9   6  0    59       AMAZON ELITE (536)
-MELISSA 5252                  5   4  0    57       AMAZON ELITE (536)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-F-B-I 4621                    7   3  0    51       F-TROOP (505)
 MARGALH 5293                 11  12  0    45       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 GALBEI 5309                   6   9  1    42       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 ANKH 5325                     4   1  0    38       RONIN (445)
 BLACK LOTUS 5308              8   5  0    37       RONIN (445)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-F-ICIENT 4846                 4   1  0    33       F-TROOP (505)
 SAMURAI 5317                  7   3  0    32       RONIN (445)

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)
 NEALA 5286                    2   7  0    18       AMAZON ELITE (536)
 AILLENDEI 5318                3   8  0    17       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
-F-ORTLESS 4934                1   0  0    15       F-TROOP (505)
-FLO 5223                      1   0  0    11       THE NEVYNS (364)
 RANDY JOHNSON 5339            1   0  0     6       ALL-UGLY TEAM (554)
 SHOGUN 5341                   1   0  0     5       RONIN (445)
 ANDRE THE GIANT 5338          0   1  0     1       ALL-UGLY TEAM (554)
 STICNEY 5222                  0   1  0     1       THE NEVYNS (364)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
DA1 5340               0  1 0 RONIN 445             TRIER SAILOR 22       437 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Jacinthe -- This does horrible things to my self-respect, you know.  Getting beaten
up by a woman!  How unmanly!  But at least I am (so far, knock on wood) staying
alive, which is the point that matters the MOST to me.  And maybe you'll graduate.  I
can always hope. -- Galbei

Samurai -- Ha!  Take that, you slant-eyed yellow devil! -- Margalh

Neala -- Hmm.  I guess you were just READY for that win.  I wasn't ready for the
loss, though.  I hope your armor pinches every time you move. -- Aillendei

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

20 May 2006
Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire
Our newest Dark Knight disrespected?!?!?!  ARE THEY SERIOUS?!?!  If at all possible,
let's get over to 31.  I'm on the way.  Let's get 'em. -- Dark Knight Osiris

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DA1 was butchered by TRIER SAILOR in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
MERTON HANKS devastated KALLIE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
SAM CASSELL handily defeated MARGALH in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
NEALA was vanquished by ANKH in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
GRAPE overpowered KHALUHUMS DWARF in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
SIROD EVOLI vanquished BLACK LOTUS in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
MARK MESSIER overpowered GALBEI in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
SAMURAI defeated AILLENDEI in a 4 minute melee.
ANDRE THE GIANT lost to SHOGUN in a 1 minute beginner's duel.
RANDY JOHNSON won victory over STICNEY in a action packed 1 minute beginner's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         LUNGING ATTACK    13 -   5 -  0      72  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         TOTAL PARRY       18 -   7 -  0      72  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   3 -  0      67  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -   9 -  0      61  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         AIMED BLOW         3 -   4 -  1      43  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL      8 -  13 -  1      38  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   6 -  0      25  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         BASHING ATTACK     8 -  25 -  0      24  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 437 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 -  4         5  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  2                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  MERTON HANKS 5255           7   0  0   86 ALL-UGLY TEAM (554)
LUNGING ATTACK   MARK MESSIER 5214          14   5  1   68 ALL-UGLY TEAM (554)
SLASHING ATTACK  SAM CASSELL 5307            5   2  0   62 ALL-UGLY TEAM (554)
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 
GRAPE 5266.  The ten other most popular fighters were AILLENDEI 5318, RANDY JOHNSON 
5339, MERTON HANKS 5255, SAM CASSELL 5307, ANKH 5325, SIROD EVOLI 3315, MARK MESSIER 
5214, ANDRE THE GIANT 5338, SHOGUN 5341, and STICNEY 5222.

The least popular fighter this week was SAMURAI 5317.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were GALBEI 5309, BLACK LOTUS 5308, NEALA 5286, MARGALH 5293, KALLIE 5244, 
DA1 5340, STICNEY 5222, SHOGUN 5341, ANDRE THE GIANT 5338, and MARK MESSIER 5214.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

GRAPE (51-5266) FRUITS (548)