DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/17/2007    Duedate: 04/30/2007

JHELUM ARENA

DM-4    TURN-573

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ARAGANT
THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
(4-6220) [33-17-0,121]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

POSITION IS EMPTY              POSITION IS EMPTY

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CHALLON                        CHALLON
DOGS OF WAR (115)              DOGS OF WAR (115)
(4-6304) [10-22-0,55]          (4-6304) [10-22-0,55]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (171)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)       30
2. TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (171)     28      TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (171)
3. UTOPIA RELIGIOSO (388)       0      Unchartered Team
4. TRIBAL COUNCIL (120)         0
5. F BALLS (523)                0      THATS NOT MY ... (320)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 2 UTOPIA RELIGIOSO (388)    36  25  0 59.0   1/ 1 TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (171)  14  1 3
 2/ 3 TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (171)   94  68  9 58.0   2/ 2 DOGS OF WAR (115)         8  7 0
 3/ 4 THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)    139 114  4 54.9   3/ 3 THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)     5  9 0
 4- 5 F BALLS (523)            101  87  8 53.7   4- 8 TRIBAL COUNCIL (120)      1  0 0
 5- 6 TRIBAL COUNCIL (120)     231 225 12 50.7   5- 4 UTOPIA RELIGIOSO (388)    1  0 0
 6- 7 DEATH SQUAD (468)         42  50  2 45.7   6- 7 F BALLS (523)             1  1 1
 7/ 8 DOGS OF WAR (115)        432 635 25 40.5   7- 6 DEATH SQUAD (468)         1  3 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

     "It's infamous!"  Ardane, spy reporter for Andorak, scowled and drew back his
arm to throw his goblet through the window at the crowd outside.  Then paused to
drain the contents before resuming the about-to-throw-it position.
     "Now, now, it isn't THAT bad."  Desiree of Darkholm, always the voice of sweet
reason at these meetings, laid a hand on his, smiled, and guided the goblet back to
the table.  "It's just a little mistake, you know."
     "Ha!"  Debby Tonte of Free Blades stabbed viciously into her drink with an
umbrella.  "That's easy for YOU to say.  The Delarquans aren't complaining."
     "Of course not."  Galen of Talahya looked faintly envious as she pulled a chunk
of pineapple out of her glass and began to nibble it.  "That's because the Delarquans
are THE Masters of Kung-Fu."
     "You think some managers are complaining," Olaf Modeen said, "you should hear
what the GLADIATORS are saying.  All these rumors about the Aimed Blows having
'special enhancements'..." he shook his head.  "I know it isn't true, you know it
isn't true, the top managers know it isn't true--"
     "Of course it isn't true!"  Ketchum, spy reporter for Crysalis, matched scowls
with Ardane and said, "If ANY one style was going to get a special enhancement, it
should be--"
     "Not now, Ketch," Olaf said.  "Nobody gets, nobody has gotten, nobody WILL get,
special enhancements.  That's always been the rule, and we all know how the Greywand
hates changes.  The real problem--"
     "Try telling that to some of the managers," Debby muttered, peering into her
glass for more fruit.  "They don't want to hear it.  Every time I turn around, some
manager is claiming that someone got a special change and, you know, HE didn't and
it's all unfair."
     "The REAL problem," Olaf said firmly, over-riding her voice, "is explaining to
all the second-rate Aimed Blows why they haven't received any of these 'special
enhancements' they keep hearing about."
     "There aren't any special enhancements," Ardane growled.  "None.  Just managers
who noticed that the Kung-Fu Master is a lot more dangerous than anyone expected, and
have put YEARS into the study of Kung-Fu and learned how to really USE it for their
own gladiators."
     "Saved a lot on weapons, too," Ketchum murmured.
     "But people keep complaining," Debby Tonte said.  She fished one last piece of
fruit out of her glass and stared at it dubiously.
     "There WERE no special enhancements," Olaf said.  "There ARE no special
enhancements.  There WILL BE no special enhancements.  It's all a matter of deep
study and skilled management."
     "Like anyone's going to believe that!"
     "They have no choice," Ketchum said.  "If no 'special enhancements' were given
out, then none can be taken back.  It is the way it is.  What's the point in
complaining because the sun rises in the east?"

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Gimlet, my good friend, I cannot imagine what you were about coming out like
that.  You seemed quite ill-prepared, and you must realize that preparation is a
significant part of the fight.  Ah...note that "preparation for a fight" does not
mean quaffing as much beer as you can hold!  AS you will notice, where it is pointed
out that you are only "marginally effective" with your weapon.  Some kind of input
error--that is your best defense when your manager comes asking what you were DOING
out there.

                                     Epimonidas

P.S.  Great axe?  Gods, what a thought.

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, in JHELUM a quiet thief gets rich, but a quiet spymaster gets poor.  
So bring me ale and harken to my tidbits of news.  TRIBAL COUNCIL stable has parlayed 
this turn's 0-0-0 into a 4 space move up the rankings.  This brings them up to 4th 
place.  Good work, guys!  And let's see, FREEBEARD fought PERSISTENT BEGGAR and 
gained 15 points and contributed to THE SHALLOWSHIP's 3-2-0.  HANNIBAL has lost to 
GIMLET, falling 16 points, while helping make DOGS OF WAR a 2-3-0 turn.  ARAGANT 
challenged for the Duelmastership this turn, attempting to dethrone DOGS OF WAR's 
warrior.  And all eyes were on ARAGANT this turn as he ascended to the throne of 
Duelmaster.  JHELUM has a new victor!  Can someone confirm a rumor for me?  I hear 
the top team makes their losing fighters do dishes at The Swinging Aardvark 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.  I also notice that the DEATH SQUAD 
stable was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on JHELUM, what are you afraid of?  
And avoiding DEATH SQUAD more than any other team we find TANKS FOR NOTHIN'.  JHELUM, 
are we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  The most challenged warrior 
this turn was TANKS FOR NOTHIN''s warrior MIA2.  More fighters challenged her than 
challenged the Duelmaster!  In a brave attempt, FEAR-O-ME from THE SHALLOWSHIP 
challenged up 20 points to fight CHALLON from the DOGS OF WAR stable.  FEAR-O-ME 
perhaps got hers just desserts, seeing as she was overcame by CHALLON and ended up 
with 24 recognition points.   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  A brave warrior does not carry a red shield, he has nothing to cover 
or hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     I like this place, JHELUM, the taverns have old wine, and young serving girls.  
Who could ask for more?  Always good to rest in JHELUM, but never good to wear out my 
welcome.  Look for me in future turns.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to 
paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ARAGANT 6220                 33  17  0   121       THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FOOT BALL 6305               15   1  1   182       F BALLS (523)
-FUZZ BALL 6299               12   4  0   138       F BALLS (523)
 HOWARD 6289                  24  15  1   121       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 GIMLET 6218                  23  28  2   109       THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
-DECAPITATOR 4959             10  12  0    97       DEATH SQUAD (468)
-VALLEY OF FEAR 4188           9   3  0    96       UTOPIA RELIGIOSO (388)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HANNIBAL 5715                16  24  1    89       DOGS OF WAR (115)
-DESERT OF TRUTH 4187         11   2  0    89       UTOPIA RELIGIOSO (388)
 JIMMY CUSTER 6268            20  24  2    86       DOGS OF WAR (115)
-BAD TRANS OP 6312            11   7  1    82       DEATH SQUAD (468)
 LEOPARD 6363                  8   1  0    70       TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (171)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MERKAVA 1839                  9  14  1    63       TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (171)
-WHITE THUNDER 6040            7   4  0    63       TRIBAL COUNCIL (120)
 PANTHER 3554                 11   0  0    60       TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (171)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHALLON 6304                 10  22  0    55       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 M1A1 2734                    11   6  1    54       TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (171)
-SERIAL KILLER 4957           12   9  0    45       DEATH SQUAD (468)
 MIA2 3553                     7   5  1    36       TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (171)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RIPPIN 6354                   3   7  0    28       THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
-BAYONET BETTY 6346            5  10  0    25       DEATH SQUAD (468)
 FEAR-O-ME 6352                4   7  0    24       THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FOUL BALL 6374                1   0  1    16       F BALLS (523)
 FREEBEARD 6380                1   0  0    15       THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
-FOOS BALL 6366                1   0  0    11       F BALLS (523)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HUNTING WOLF 4237             0   1  0     1       TRIBAL COUNCIL (120)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
FRATSFA SLAVE 587      0  1 0   1                   MERKAVA 1839          573 NONE    
OSKSI NOBLE 583        0  1 0   1                   MIA2 3553             573 NONE    
MERRY HADDOCK 6365     2  3 0 THE SHALLOWSHIP 582   M1A1 2734             571         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Aragant -- We DID warn you, every member of the expedition pointed out the unwisdom
of taking that attitude with a war elephant!  But did you listen?  NO!  You were SURE
you knew how to handle the situation.  Ha.  Serves you right. -- Hannibal
P.S.  You're lucky you didn't get thrown off the mountain.  Those are not "mild-
mannered" elephants.

Naturally the Convicted Assassin lost.  It's that Andorian training they all have.
Pah. -- Howard
P.S.  He can't even kill a houseplant.  He says the conviction was a frame-up, and
he's probably right, because I don't believe he actually COULD kill someone.  Of
course, he could be convicted of ATTEMPTED assassination.

They tell me Khalhums Dwarves are an endangered species.  Was I supposed to mind?  I
took great pleasure in endangering him further! -- Jimmy Custer
P.S.  Hairy little savages.

Leopard -- The AUDIENCE was disappointed?  What about ME?  I was all set to win that,
and you jumped all over me.  With your claws out, besides.  Ouch.  Actually, well
done. -- Challon

Epimonidas -- Congratulations on your new home.  May I have this last dance ere you
go? -- Aragant

Epimonidas -- Don't listen to that Aragant.  He's a horrible dancer, never even moves
his feet!  Now if it's someone with pretty eyes you want, look no further. -- Gimlet
o the Eye

M1A1 -- Good show!  I always learn so much from your well defined tutelage.  Maybe I
should learn to duck once in a while. -- Rippin

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ARAGANT bested EPIMONIDAS in a action packed 3 minute master's Challenge Title fight.
FEAR-O-ME was demolished by CHALLON in a 1 minute gory one-sided Challenge melee.
JIMMY CUSTER was vanquished by KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
GIMLET overpowered HANNIBAL in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
HOWARD viciously subdued CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a popular 1 minute bloody uneven brawl.
LEOPARD savagely defeated CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute bloody brawl.
PANTHER narrowly defeated DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a action packed 5 minute melee.
MERKAVA slaughtered FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute gory uneven duel.
M1A1 won victory over RIPPIN in a 1 minute duel.
MIA2 assassinated OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
FREEBEARD handily defeated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         BASHING ATTACK     1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         TOTAL PARRY       14 -   5 -  0      74  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-LUNGE       12 -   5 -  1      71  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    24 -  14 -  1      63  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         WALL OF STEEL     18 -  14 -  2      56  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         SLASHING ATTACK   20 -  18 -  1      53  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -  10 -  0      52  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW         9 -  10 -  0      47  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -  13 -  0      35  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   8 -  0      33  |

Turn 573 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-STRIKE       0 -  1         4  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1     
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      ARAGANT 6220               33  17  0  121 THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
PARRY-LUNGE      HOWARD 6289                24  15  1  121 DOGS OF WAR (115)
LUNGING ATTACK   LEOPARD 6363                8   1  0   70 TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (171)
WALL OF STEEL    M1A1 2734                  11   6  1   54 TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (171)
SLASHING ATTACK  MIA2 3553                   7   5  1   36 TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (171)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CHALLON 6304.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was CHALLON 6304.  The ten other most popular fighters were HOWARD 6289, LEOPARD 
6363, M1A1 2734, ARAGANT 6220, MIA2 3553, GIMLET 6218, MERKAVA 1839, FREEBEARD 6380, 
FEAR-O-ME 6352, and JIMMY CUSTER 6268.

The least popular fighter this week was RIPPIN 6354.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were PANTHER 3554, HANNIBAL 5715, JIMMY CUSTER 6268, FEAR-O-ME 6352, 
FREEBEARD 6380, MERKAVA 1839, GIMLET 6218, MIA2 3553, ARAGANT 6220, and M1A1 2734.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

ARAGANT (4-6220) THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)

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

EPIMONIDAS (4-5683) DOGS OF WAR (115)

               NEW TEAMS IN THE TEMPORARY TOURNAMENT ARENAS (DM 81/83)

Please note that all new teams created at the Face-to-Face were temporarily placed 
in a temporary Tournament Arena, DM 81 or DM 83.  If you requested that your team be 
placed in a specific arena, it has already transferred to that arena.  Any teams not 
transferred out of DM 81 and DM 83 by May 1 will be deleted.  If you have questions 
about any of your teams, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI