DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/07/2006    Duedate: 07/20/2006

TRICORUS ARENA

DM-51    TURN-438

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ANKH
RONIN (445)
(51-5325) [5-1-0,54]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ANKH                           POSITION IS EMPTY
RONIN (445)                    
(51-5325) [5-1-0,54]           

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MARGALH                        MARGALH
DARK HORSEMEN (433)            DARK HORSEMEN (433)
(51-5293) [11-13-0,46]         (51-5293) [11-13-0,46]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

RONIN (445)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. RONIN (445)                 42
2. DARK HORSEMEN (433)          9      FRUITS (548)
3. ALL-UGLY TEAM (554)          0      Unchartered Team
4. AMAZON ELITE (536)           0
5. THE NEVYNS (364)             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/ 1 RONIN (445)               8  6 0
 2/ 2 FRUITS (548)              60  32  2 65.2   2- 2 ALL-UGLY TEAM (554)       4  1 0
 3- 3 AMAZON ELITE (536)       115  98  8 54.0   3- 3 AMAZON ELITE (536)        2  2 0
 4- 4 F-TROOP (505)             30  26  1 53.6   4/ 4 DARK HORSEMEN (433)       2  7 0
 5/ 5 RONIN (445)              193 191 17 50.3   5- 5 THE NEVYNS (364)          1  1 0
 6/ 6 DARK HORSEMEN (433)      530 627 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

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

At last, Grape has graduated and shown himself to be every bit of the loser I
expected him to be.  One more fight in the Dark Arena and an early retirement awaits.

Grape
13-9-14-12-11-14-11 B
Normal Endurance, Good Damage
Skills:  18/8/18(+4)/8/5(+3-4)/21
Faves:  VH/VL WH, learns Init

I have no regrets having run him.  With the right faves, I'd run him in ADM, too.
With VH/VL, he'll join my growing pile of retired Lord Protectors.  I can't say I'm
too disappointed with him having typical basher faves.  I wasn't relishing the idea
of running another project warrior.  I had to try and graduate him, though, because
of the potential he might have had with better faves.  I guess I'll never find out if
he was +3 or +4 in defense.

And for Rosebud/Grandmaster, I think it would have been the other way around.  Anyone
that Grape beat should be the one who deserves the Dark Arena.  In a better arena,
Grape as he stands today could barely win in the Adepts, let alone the Champs class.

-- Assurnasirbanipal

                                      SPY REPORT

     Oh, hi.  Its just little 'ol Debby Tonte.  Thought I'd check out TRICORUS to see 
what's new.  MVP award for ANKH?  RONIN's proud of him after beating DANGEROUS 
CRIMINAL and getting 16 points.  Talk about yer major upsets!  BLACK LOTUS' match 
with GALBEI cost her a loss of 3 points!  The Duelmaster isn't going to stop just 
cause he's Number One!  TRIER SAILOR knows this.  He was Dark Arena Challenged by the 
Duelmaster.  The crowds were amazed this turn, as TRIER SAILOR killed the Duelmaster, 
GRAPE, leaving FRUITS in mourning.  ANKH gets to be new Duelmaster.  But doesn't this 
mean people might try to kill him, too?  I hear the top team insists all their 
warriors get nine hours sleep.  They want photogenic fighters for PR photos.   
     Look, you guys stick to fighting, all right?   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All TRICORUS ever talks about is fighting!  
Me, I'm more laid back.  What if they had a fight and nobody showed up?  I'd be out 
of a job, that's what!!!   
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I'm getting tired of writing this stuff, so I'm calling it quits.  I had a fun 
time, see you later-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANKH 5325                     5   1  0    54       RONIN (445)

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)
-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)
 GALBEI 5309                   7   9  1    49       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 MARGALH 5293                 11  13  0    46       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 SAMURAI 5317                  8   3  0    44       RONIN (445)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLACK LOTUS 5308              8   6  0    34       RONIN (445)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-F-ICIENT 4846                 4   1  0    33       F-TROOP (505)

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   9  0    18       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
-NEALA 5286                    2   7  0    18       AMAZON ELITE (536)
 SHOGUN 5341                   2   0  0    17       RONIN (445)
-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)
-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?
GRAPE 5266            16 22 0 FRUITS 548            TRIER SAILOR 22       438 NONE    
BASHER 5342            0  1 0 RONIN 445             PRIEST OF KARN 19     438 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Sam Cassell -- Gods, but you're ugly! -- Margalh

Mark Messier -- And so are you! -- Galbei

Samurai -- I just don't feel comfortable with dwarves.  Too short and hairy. --
Aillendei

Our congratulations to Grape. -- Dark Horsemen

20 June 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

26 June 2006
To those interested, G.E.C.K.O., Inc, is looking for able-bodied warriors to embark
on a dangerous mission.  Those interested (or for more details) diplo me at:
Juice, DM 93, mgr. Arena Masters, Inc -- Juice

30 June 2006
All -- I am looking for able bodied warriors, magic-wielding wizards, faith-healing
clerics, and quick-handed thieves to begin a quest requested by the Emperor of the
Southern Kingdom of Crailmia.  All interested parties can diplo me in arena 93 --
Noblish Island, c/o Will-O-Wisps (1422) or write to me at -- Robert Bennett, 317173,
4269 West M-80, Kincheloe, Mi 49784. -- the Lightbearer, mgr. Will-O-Wisps

1 July 2006
BROTHER KNIGHTS OF THE DESOLATE EMPIRE -- Hail brothers where ever you are to be
found!  We are engaging in arena 31.  Let them feel our wrath.  Onward to glory!!! --
Dark knight Blackstorm

1 July 2006
Soultaker -- Read your e-mail! -- Guardian

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

GRAPE was butchered by TRIER SAILOR in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
BASHER was butchered by PRIEST OF KARN in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
ANKH handily defeated DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute one-sided Title match.
GALBEI won victory over BLACK LOTUS in a 2 minute brawl.
MARGALH was bested by SAMURAI in a popular 3 minute fight.
AILLENDEI was subdued by SHOGUN in a 4 minute master vs. beginner upset competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY       18 -   6 -  0      75  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    13 -   6 -  0      68  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   3 -  0      67  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -   9 -  0      59  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         WALL OF STEEL      9 -  12 -  1      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         AIMED BLOW         3 -   4 -  1      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   6 -  0      25  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         BASHING ATTACK     8 -  26 -  0      24  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 438 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-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         5  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  3         1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   ANKH 5325                   5   1  0   54 RONIN (445)
TOTAL PARRY      SAMURAI 5317                8   3  0   44 RONIN (445)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MARGALH 5293.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was MARGALH 5293.  The ten other most popular fighters were AILLENDEI 5318, BLACK 
LOTUS 5308, GALBEI 5309, SHOGUN 5341, ANKH 5325, SAMURAI 5317, BASHER 5342,  0,  0, 
and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was BASHER 5342.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SAMURAI 5317, ANKH 5325, SHOGUN 5341, GALBEI 5309, BLACK LOTUS 5308, 
AILLENDEI 5318, MARGALH 5293,  0,  0, and  0.

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

GRAPE (51-5266) FRUITS (548)