DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/02/2006    Duedate: 06/29/2006

ILLIS ARENA

DM-59    TURN-196

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BRANA GOREFANG
VILE REAVERS (292)
(59-2582) [10-5-1,108]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BRANA GOREFANG                 POSITION IS EMPTY
VILE REAVERS (292)             
(59-2582) [10-5-1,108]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

URG GUTSPILLER                 I'M POWERLESS
VILE REAVERS (292)             BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)
(59-2561) [16-8-0,93]          (59-2629) [4-11-0,37]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

VILE REAVERS (292)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. VILE REAVERS (292)          25
2. ROYAL FAMILY ZUL (10)       20      IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
3. DAMAGE INC. (71)            13      Unchartered Team
4. IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)     10
5. CHAPEL ROCK (287)            0      HIGHLANDERS (139)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)  105  64  5 62.1   1- 1 HANGOVERS (265)           7  2 0
 2/ 3 VILE REAVERS (292)        57  37  2 60.6   2- 2 CHAPEL ROCK (287)         6  1 0
 3- 4 HANGOVERS (265)          144 114 14 55.8   3/ 5 VILE REAVERS (292)        4  2 0
 4- 5 CHAPEL ROCK (287)        222 177 14 55.6   4/12 IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)   4  3 1
 5- 6 ISLE OF SKYE (58)        247 200 15 55.3   5/10 ROYAL FAMILY ZUL (10)     4  6 0
 6- 7 VINCERE AUT MORI (293)    32  28  2 53.3   6/ 9 DAMAGE INC. (71)          3  2 0
 7/ 8 DAMAGE INC. (71)         126 112  6 52.9   7- 3 VINCERE AUT MORI (293)    3  4 0
 8/ 9 BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)    16  20  1 44.4   8- 4 ISLANDERS (247)           3  5 0
 9-10 ISLANDERS (247)          188 317  8 37.2   9- 8 ISLE OF SKYE (58)         2  3 0
10/12 ROYAL FAMILY ZUL (10)     21  36  2 36.8  10/ 7 BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)    2  4 0
11-11*FORGOTTEN WOLVES (47)      8  14  0 36.4  11-11*FORGOTTEN WOLVES (47)     1  0 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

     Hail and well met warriors of ILLIS!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Former top team HANGOVERS was unseated 
this week as VILE REAVERS moved up from 5th ranking to take the top spot with a 2-1-0 
record for the round.  There were bitter words at VINCERE AUT MORI's guildhouse after 
a 0-0-0 showing this week which dropped the stable into 7th.  Dark Arena anyone?  
Warriors--remember that glory waits always around the corner!  Witness how this week 
IMPROVED ILLUSION went 3-1-0 to move up 8 in the rankings.  BRANA GOREFANG caught the 
eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as she skillfully bested UMI and was 
awarded 18 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, BRANA 
GOREFANG put down UMI, causing her to lose 19 points of recognition in the process.  
Due to hers absence and inability to defend the throne, I MOTHER EARTH has lost the 
title of Duelmaster.  This time victory fell to the grasp of the usurper.  All hail 
BRANA GOREFANG, Duelmaster of ILLIS!  Heed this!  A seer has warned that if exactly 6 
die in duels this week, the whole city shall perish!  Just remember...5 or 7!   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  ILLIS, city of gladiators!  Mighty 
among the names of thy guilds is CHAPEL ROCK, a guild shunned and avoided by many in 
the weekly duels.  Methinks more than a few here could name the guild it was that 
spent the better part of last week avoiding CHAPEL ROCK.  Indeed it was IMPROVED 
ILLUSION.   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers the 
miserable with fortune but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     The girls are as pretty in ILLIS as ever I remembered them....and the fighters 
as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of a far 
off city calling to me.  I must away!  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                  
 BRANA GOREFANG 2582          10   5  1   108       VILE REAVERS (292)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JUDAS PRIEST 2506            11   3  3   112       CHAPEL ROCK (287)
-NAZARETH 2503                12   8  0    99       CHAPEL ROCK (287)
-I MOTHER EARTH 2504          11   9  0    98       CHAPEL ROCK (287)
-IMMACULATECOLLECTION 2632    12   2  0    96       CHAPEL ROCK (287)
 URG GUTSPILLER 2561          16   8  0    93       VILE REAVERS (292)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 UMI 2414                     15  10  0    86       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
-D'ARTAGNAN 2174              11   6  0    82       ISLE OF SKYE (58)
-ALUCIEA THE BOLD 2568         9   4  2    76       VINCERE AUT MORI (293)
-RED RED WINE 2481             7   4  1    70       HANGOVERS (265)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THERE IS A GOD 2628           8   7  1    66       BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)
-LONG ISLAND 2500              9   1  0    62       HANGOVERS (265)
-CHURCH OF RISING SUN 2657     6   3  1    60       CHAPEL ROCK (287)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FLAMING MOE 2420             10  10  0    56       HANGOVERS (265)
-JESUS MOOTZ 'O'PAIA 2128     12  13  0    54       ISLE OF SKYE (58)
 HEZROU 2620                   7   9  1    46       DAMAGE INC. (71)
-GYMINOK 2648                  5   3  0    44       DAMAGE INC. (71)
 KANGA 2652                    6   0  0    43       DAMAGE INC. (71)
-DEDALUS 2598                  4   4  0    42       VINCERE AUT MORI (293)
-MARGARITA 2633                4   4  0    41       HANGOVERS (265)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SKARP-HEDIN 2159              8  14  1    39       ISLE OF SKYE (58)
 I'M POWERLESS 2629            4  11  0    37       BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)
-FEARLESS CONFESSION 2626      4   2  0    36       BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)
-GORI BLOODAXE 2588            7   6  1    35       VILE REAVERS (292)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BOTTOM FEEDER 2567            8   4  0    32       VINCERE AUT MORI (293)
 YIRUNTA ZUL 72                7   7  0    30       ROYAL FAMILY ZUL (10)
-KONA QUAIL 2666               4   1  0    30       ISLANDERS (247)
-THORUNDR 2654                 3   1  1    24       ISLE OF SKYE (58)
 TIBERIUS ZUL 1038             3   1  0    24       ROYAL FAMILY ZUL (10)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ROSE SHELL 2658               5   5  0    23       ISLANDERS (247)
-UDUN HELLFIRE 2608            4   7  0    23       VILE REAVERS (292)
 FAIRYFIRE 2660                2   1  1    23       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
 EL CID ZUL 68                 3  12  1    22       ROYAL FAMILY ZUL (10)
-RESPIN NIALO 2587             4   7  0    20       VINCERE AUT MORI (293)
 ODIN ZUL 822                  2   3  0    20       ROYAL FAMILY ZUL (10)
 SIMON MAGUS 2678              1   0  0    15       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
-LONG HORN 256                 4   1  0    14       FORGOTTEN WOLVES (47)
 JULIUS CAESAR ZUL 1037        2   2  1    14       ROYAL FAMILY ZUL (10)
-POND SCUM 2672                2   1  0    14       VINCERE AUT MORI (293)
-IRISH FLAG 2674               1   1  0    13       HANGOVERS (265)
-SHANEU KOLVSHOSI 253          3   3  0    12       FORGOTTEN WOLVES (47)
-STRIDER NOBERLAND 254         1   4  0     7       FORGOTTEN WOLVES (47)
 ELMINSTER 2679                1   0  0     6       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
-LEONOVNA 2653                 0   4  0     5       DAMAGE INC. (71)
-HEPPLEROUGE 2675              1   1  0     4       ISLANDERS (247)
-BLACK DAGGER II 405           0   3  0     3       FORGOTTEN WOLVES (47)
-GUNNAR 2661                   0   2  0     2       ISLE OF SKYE (58)
-GRIT 255                      0   2  0     2       FORGOTTEN WOLVES (47)
 LUPUS FURIOUS 2676            0   1  0     1       VILE REAVERS (292)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
AMMER EAD 2425         9 24 0 ISLANDERS 247         ALUCIEA THE BOLD 2568 193         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Nick -- You don't suppose that someone might have cast an illusion or some such spell
on these Zuls as they arrived.  Or better yet, maybe Illis was once upon a time part
of the mainland and over all these years or through some catastrophe was made into an
island.  If so, then it might make sense that the Zuls have become senile in their
absence and were remembering the past while thinking of the present!  That might be
it! -- Toker

To All -- Me (El Cid Zul) and Yorunya Zul are the host of the Founders of Illis Arena
--pay us. -- El Cid Zul

Pond Scum -- That's a good name. -- Tiberius Zul

Nick, Islanders -- If Hissarr Zul wishes to get into the city by riding a camel--we
do not mess with it. -- The Fighters of Royal Family Zul
P.S.  Hissarr Zul is mad that we did not get the letter to go to the Mail-In Grand
Tourney XLI until April 17th--very mad.  Tosya Zul is keeping him from killing us
all.
P.P.S.  Let us win some this week.

Well, not only am I stuck on the Isle of the Eye, for which I am totally unsuited,
but the team didn't get sent a replacement for me.  This sucks. -- Duff

Pond Scum -- There's a lot of that around these days.  We could use a little rain to
get the water moving again. -- Hepplerouge

Irish Flag -- Ah...and all you were drinking was coffee, right? -- Kona Quail the
Unsympathetic

Kanga -- Bah. -- Rose Shell

3 May 2006
All -- I've seen what's on the forum.  So I'm prey, am I, Max.  You and all your
devious buddies will become my prey, even those I thought okay.  I don't have to
explain anything I do, much like yourselves so bring it on.  Feel free to come over
to 31 for a thrashing.  Oh, by the way, I am also in a new alliance.  They tend to
share my sentiments about the VC.  If they follow me or not, we will see; I'm not at
liberty to talk for them.  The VC may be on their last stand!!!! -- Blackstorm

6 May 2006
The 2006 Mordanti Alliance Olympics are off to a grand start!  With seventeen teams
declared, running under eight different flags (not to mention six additional non-
Olympic teams present), it is looking to be as tough as any previous Olympiad, if not
more!  Olympians petitioned the Commission to make an allowance for late entries, and
the Commission agreed, and will allow new entrants to partake, as long as they are
active by Round 3 (T546, due May 29th).  So if you wish to enter, please email your
intentions to amicitia@gwi.net with team name, manager name, and affiliation
(alliance name or independent), or show up in Mordant (DM-1) on, or before, May 29th
and place your declarations in the newsletter!

Amicitia Primoris (Lord Xiang, Dameon Darkheart, JGW, Seraphim)

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

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

UMI was devastated by BRANA GOREFANG in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
THERE IS A GOD was vanquished by URG GUTSPILLER in a 1 minute uneven battle.
I'M POWERLESS was subdued by KANGA in a action packed 6 minute fight.
HEZROU viciously subdued YIRUNTA ZUL in a 2 minute gory contest.
ODIN ZUL defeated DOOMIE CHAMPION in a crowd pleasing 1 minute match.
JULIUS CAESAR ZUL bested MINI-PUMPKIN in a 5 minute duel.
TIBERIUS ZUL defeated OSKSI NOBLE in a 2 minute struggle.
EL CID ZUL was savagely defeated by FAIRYFIRE in a 6 minute bloody brawl.
LUPUS FURIOUS was savagely defeated by ELMINSTER in a 4 minute beginner's melee.
SIMON MAGUS won victory over DOOMIE CHAMPION in a 3 minute novice's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         TOTAL PARRY       36 -   7 -  0      84  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   2 -  0      71  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW         6 -   3 -  1      67  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         LUNGING ATTACK    30 -  26 -  1      54  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL     17 -  19 -  2      47  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   9 -  0      40  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK    15 -  24 -  2      38  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   5 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         STRIKING ATTACK    6 -  14 -  0      30  |

Turn 196 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  BRANA GOREFANG 2582        10   5  1  108 VILE REAVERS (292)
LUNGING ATTACK   URG GUTSPILLER 2561        16   8  0   93 VILE REAVERS (292)
SLASHING ATTACK  UMI 2414                   15  10  0   86 IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
BASHING ATTACK   THERE IS A GOD 2628         8   7  1   66 BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)
TOTAL PARRY      KANGA 2652                  6   0  0   43 DAMAGE INC. (71)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is URG GUTSPILLER 2561.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was I'M POWERLESS 2629.  The ten other most popular fighters were HEZROU 2620, 
LUPUS FURIOUS 2676, ODIN ZUL 822, TIBERIUS ZUL 1038, ELMINSTER 2679, BRANA GOREFANG 
2582, URG GUTSPILLER 2561, FAIRYFIRE 2660, SIMON MAGUS 2678, and YIRUNTA ZUL 72.

The least popular fighter this week was EL CID ZUL 68.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were KANGA 2652, THERE IS A GOD 2628, UMI 2414, JULIUS CAESAR ZUL 1037, 
YIRUNTA ZUL 72, SIMON MAGUS 2678, FAIRYFIRE 2660, URG GUTSPILLER 2561, BRANA GOREFANG 
2582, and ELMINSTER 2679.