DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/01/2007    Duedate: 05/14/2007

JHELUM ARENA

DM-4    TURN-574

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

FUZZ BALL
F BALLS (523)
(4-6299) [13-4-0,152]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FOOT BALL                      DIAPERED ZALGOR
F BALLS (523)                  BABY BROTHERS (510)
(4-6305) [16-1-1,190]          (4-5367) [3-1-0,33]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CHALLON                        LEOPARD
DOGS OF WAR (115)              TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (171)
(4-6304) [10-23-0,53]          (4-6363) [8-2-0,68]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (171)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE WALL (367)              29
2. F BALLS (523)               18      TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (171)
3. TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (171)     14      Unchartered Team
4. BABY BROTHERS (510)         12
5. THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)        0      BABY BROTHERS (510)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*BABY BROTHERS (510)        3   1  0 75.0   1/ 1 TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (171)  13  2 2
 2/ 0*THE WALL (367)             3   2  0 60.0   2/ 2 DOGS OF WAR (115)         7  8 0
 3/ 2 TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (171)   97  70  9 58.1   3/ 3 THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)     5  9 0
 4/ 3 THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)    141 117  4 54.7   4/ 0*THE WALL (367)            3  2 0
 5/ 4 F BALLS (523)            103  88  8 53.9   5/ 6 F BALLS (523)             2  1 0
 6/ 7 DOGS OF WAR (115)        433 639 25 40.4   6/ 0*BABY BROTHERS (510)       1  0 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.

Hail, denizens of Jhelum!  This honor is long overdue but will not last as I am due
to travel on to Chrysalis to visit my old comrades Scandalf and Legalass.  Hopefully
I will see you, Epimonidas, my old friend, and we can trade blows once again.  Don't
feel bad, you're the best I ever scummed.  To the rest, may your blades remain sharp
and pointy, and your armor well oiled and dented.  Just don't turn your backs on
Gimlet, he has eyes there too! -- Aragant of The Shallowship

                                      SPY REPORT

     I can't believe the violence in JHELUM!  I still haven't told Mom I'm writing 
Spyreports.  She'd have a cow!  Well, here we go...  MVP award for GIMLET?  THE 
SHALLOWSHIP's proud of him after beating HOWARD and getting 15 points.  Talk about 
yer major upsets!  RIPPIN's match with DIAPERED ZALGOR cost her a loss of 11 points!  
Was that a tear I saw in FUZZ BALL's eye, as he took over Duelmastership?  And wasn't 
ARAGANT fit to be tied!  Is the Duelmaster really being a real snob to his teammates? 
Don't ask me!   
     So just why would someone becomes a warrior anyway?  It can't be for these 
really neat Spyreports can it?  DEATH SQUAD was the most avoided team.  Is a 42-50-2 
record really that scary?  Hhmph!  What kind of warriors are TANKS FOR NOTHIN'?  
DEATH SQUAD, an easy team to beat if I ever saw one, can't get them to accept an 
invitation!  Can THE SHALLOWSHIP's GIMLET be more popular than me?  He was challenged 
the most, but is that really the same?   
     Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other!  Don't you guys ever give 
it a break?  Hey you guys, don't you think your families would like to hear from you? 
Write!  (Or have someone write for you.)  
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I know how much you like reading this stuff, but I really 
should stop.  I had a fun time, see you later-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FUZZ BALL 6299               13   4  0   152       F BALLS (523)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FOOT BALL 6305               16   1  1   190       F BALLS (523)
 GIMLET 6218                  24  28  2   124       THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOWARD 6289                  24  16  1    90       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 JIMMY CUSTER 6268            21  24  2    90       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 HANNIBAL 5715                16  25  1    86       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 LEOPARD 6363                  8   2  0    68       TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (171)
 PANTHER 3554                 12   0  0    67       TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (171)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 M1A1 2734                    12   6  1    60       TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (171)
 MERKAVA 1839                  9  15  1    59       TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (171)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHALLON 6304                 10  23  0    53       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 MIA2 3553                     8   5  1    43       TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (171)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DIAPERED ZALGOR 5367          3   1  0    33       BABY BROTHERS (510)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FEAR-O-ME 6352                4   8  0    20       THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
 RIPPIN 6354                   3   8  0    17       THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
 FREEBEARD 6380                2   0  0    17       THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
 FLOYD PINK 3936               1   0  0    11       THE WALL (367)
-FOOS BALL 6366                1   0  0    11       F BALLS (523)
 THE JUDGE 3939                1   0  0     7       THE WALL (367)
 TEACHER 3940                  1   0  0     5       THE WALL (367)
 THE PROSTITUTE 3938           0   1  0     1       THE WALL (367)
 LEONIDAS 6382                 0   1  0     1       DOGS OF WAR (115)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
FOUL BALL 6374         1  1 1 F BALLS 523           MOUNTAIN TROLL 598    574 NONE    
MERRY HADDOCK 6365     2  3 0 THE SHALLOWSHIP 582   M1A1 2734             571         
MOTHER 3937            0  1 0 THE WALL 367          DARK CHAMPION 604     574 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Epimonidas -- Tell your friend Hannibal to be grateful I am only "marginally
effective" with such a weapon, elsewise he could have been made to fit through the
door more easily, the big lug.  'Twas ever such a humble thing that heel of Achilles.
-- Gimlet

Challon -- I hope you have regained some of your confidence.  If not,  please stop by
again. -- Fear-O-Me

M1A1 -- I guess I still haven't learned how to duck.  Next time I'll use the "RA"
(run away) defensive tactic, but then what's the point? Oh yeah, it's your scimitar
sticking in my thigh! -- Rippin

All -- Oh I love to bash and trash and crash, hoo hum, barroooom!!! Come visit, and
don't be hasty, we'll have a smashing good time.-- Freebeard 'o' the big boot

Aragant -- I knew you'd get big head over having the title, however you got it--and
who can blame you, really?--so I figured to let you get it on a win, just to make it
all tidy.  Wear it in good health, as they say. -- Epimonidas
P.S.  I hear they're bringing in a damned Spartan to follow me, don't know I care for
that!  But it isn't my call.

Fear-O-Me -- (choke)  (sputter)  Good name. -- Challon
P.S.  No, really, good name!

My manager, at this point I'm not sure if it's officially Nick or Jorja, is all
thrilled at "having the Jhelumite Kung-Fu Master to add to the collection," but
frankly, I could have done without this just FINE.  The guy's a sneaky little coward,
is what he is.  Going around looking innocent and unarmed, and then POW, he kicks you
where it hurts. -- Jimmy Custer

Gimlet -- Cast your eye over this pass and see if you can figure out what's wrong
with it, eh? -- Hannibal
P.S.  And then, out of the goodness of my heart, and my general gratitude, I won't
let the elephant sit on you.

The Convicted Assassin is pathetic.  But then, we all knew that. -- Howard

Our congratulations to Aragant. -- the Dogs of War

Aragant -- Tell me where you're going, and I'll, er, plan accordingly. -- Epimonidas

Aragant and Gimlet -- How about a three-handed dance?  One of those Greek things,
which are all I can manage anyway. -- Epimonidas

20 April 2007
All -- I've been...out of circulation for the last couple of months, and my lists
are not up to date.  If you've announced a manager name, a new alliance, or changed
a manager name or alliance since the middle of February, let me know in the ads, via
diplo, or in an e-mail (Sue (at) solberg-mathews (dot) com).  For that matter, if
you just want to make sure I've got things right, you can always do the same. -- The
Saint, keeper of lists

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

FOUL BALL was butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
MOTHER was slaughtered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
GIMLET handily defeated HOWARD in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
ARAGANT lost to FUZZ BALL in a popular 1 minute gory master's Title brawl.
FOOT BALL demolished HANNIBAL in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
JIMMY CUSTER vanquished MERKAVA in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
LEOPARD was luckily beaten by CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a crowd pleasing 2 minute brawl.
PANTHER viciously subdued CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a crowd boring 10 minute melee.
M1A1 won victory over CHALLON in a 2 minute fight.
MIA2 vanquished FEAR-O-ME in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
RIPPIN was overpowered by DIAPERED ZALGOR in a 1 minute uneven match.
FREEBEARD narrowly defeated THE PROSTITUTE in a 1 minute novice's fight.
FLOYD PINK demolished LEONIDAS in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
TEACHER outwaited MORDANT DESERTER in a unpopular 7 minute novice's battle.
THE JUDGE beat CONVICTED THIEF in a 5 minute amateur's conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         BASHING ATTACK     2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         TOTAL PARRY       15 -   5 -  0      75  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-LUNGE       11 -   6 -  1      65  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    22 -  15 -  1      59  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         WALL OF STEEL     18 -  13 -  2      58  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         SLASHING ATTACK   21 -  16 -  1      57  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         AIMED BLOW         9 -   9 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -  11 -  0      48  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -  13 -  0      35  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   8 -  0      27  |

Turn 574 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         2 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  2         2  SLASHING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  2         2  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  FUZZ BALL 6299             13   4  0  152 F BALLS (523)
LUNGING ATTACK   FOOT BALL 6305             16   1  1  190 F BALLS (523)
PARRY-LUNGE      HOWARD 6289                24  16  1   90 DOGS OF WAR (115)
TOTAL PARRY      PANTHER 3554               12   0  0   67 TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (171)
WALL OF STEEL    M1A1 2734                  12   6  1   60 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 LEOPARD 6363.  The ten other most popular fighters were FUZZ BALL 6299, FOOT BALL 
6305, DIAPERED ZALGOR 5367, FLOYD PINK 3936, JIMMY CUSTER 6268, M1A1 2734, CHALLON 
6304, THE PROSTITUTE 3938, FOUL BALL 6374, and GIMLET 6218.

The least popular fighter this week was PANTHER 3554.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were TEACHER 3940, THE JUDGE 3939, LEONIDAS 6382, RIPPIN 6354, FEAR-O-ME 
6352, MERKAVA 1839, HANNIBAL 5715, HOWARD 6289, MOTHER 3937, and FREEBEARD 6380.

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

ARAGANT (4-6220) THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)