DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

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

KALTOS ARENA

DM-5    TURN-573

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GRETZKY
SPORTS GREATS (496)
(5-4873) [8-2-0,100]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GRETZKY                        MOON CHILD
SPORTS GREATS (496)            TEAM CHAOS ELITE (509)
(5-4873) [8-2-0,100]           (5-4878) [5-2-0,54]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

JERI LOUGH                     OVERKILL
THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)         TEAM CHAOS ELITE (509)
(5-4840) [9-18-0,79]           (5-4882) [4-3-2,36]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)      56
2. TEAM CHAOS ELITE (509)      40      PAPER MARIO (457)
3. SPORTS GREATS (496)         29      Unchartered Team
4. PAPER MARIO (457)           -7
                                       TEAM CHAOS ELITE (509)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 PAPER MARIO (457)         67  26  1 72.0   1/ 1 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)   12  3 0
 2/ 2*TEAM CHAOS ELITE (509)    24  11  3 68.6   2/ 2*TEAM CHAOS ELITE (509)    9  6 1
 3/ 3 SPORTS GREATS (496)       40  35  5 53.3   3/ 4 SPORTS GREATS (496)       4  2 1
 4/ 4 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)   331 343 13 49.1   4/ 3 PAPER MARIO (457)         4  5 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.

     I am Duelmaster, so I can write about anything I want, so I want to tell you
about my friend Sushie, who allegedly keeled over during the tournament.  Can you
imagine a keeled-over sushi?
     She was a 11(+1)-14(+1)-1-21-16(+1)-3-11 mode skill, bonused endurance Waste.
She had earned Masters in Init, Attack, and Parry at the time of her demise.  I am
pretty sure her favorite was the quarterstaff, with which she went 10-46-23!
     Her great record at 16-3 (with 5-2 in DM fights) shows that she was a good one.
I will miss her.
                 Twink, Duelmaster

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, warriors of KALTOS!  Once again I've been called out of retirement 
for my abilities and insights into Spyreporting.  It seems so recently people were 
saying TEAM CHAOS ELITE was washed up, finished.  But 4-1-1 moved them up 0.  I guess 
they're washed no more...  What's with ELINDE GOSS?  She actually beat PAPER MARIO's 
BOMBETTE, and walked away with 16 more points from the fight.  I'm sure KALTOS is 
excited about GRETZKY, the new Duelmaster from SPORTS GREATS.  (remember?)  But when 
you've seen as many as I have...  Wouldn't it be nice to have live subjects to 
practice on?  I hear some team is looking into the uses of convicted prisoners.   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...  The most avoided team 
was THE MIDDLE WAY 5.  The bums at TEAM CHAOS ELITE couldn't face the challenges from 
THE MIDDLE WAY 5!  No excuse for that!   
     Warriors of KALTOS unite.  You have only your games to lose!  Is it my 
imagination, or are fighters getting younger every day?  To die so young, so 
gloriously!   
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  Are you 
as tired of reading this as I am of writing it?  Actually, I guess I'm writing it 
before you read it.  Oh, well.  I don't want to overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRETZKY 4873                  8   2  0   100       SPORTS GREATS (496)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ELINDE GOSS 4841             12  14  0    88       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
 STAR ROD 4391                17   6  0    86       PAPER MARIO (457)
 HELENE JUSTE 4875             7   5  0    83       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
 JERI LOUGH 4840               9  18  0    79       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
 TWINK 4396                   13   9  1    78       PAPER MARIO (457)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOMBETTE 4399                17   5  0    66       PAPER MARIO (457)
 ORVERD QUILL 4834            12  15  1    64       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOON CHILD 4878               5   2  0    54       TEAM CHAOS ELITE (509)
 GODSMACK 4879                 5   2  1    44       TEAM CHAOS ELITE (509)
-TUBBA BLUBBA 4395             4   3  0    39       PAPER MARIO (457)
 IRON MAIDEN 4880              5   2  0    36       TEAM CHAOS ELITE (509)
 OVERKILL 4882                 4   3  2    36       TEAM CHAOS ELITE (509)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WRATHCHILD 4881               5   2  0    32       TEAM CHAOS ELITE (509)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FEDERER 4890                  1   0  0    15       SPORTS GREATS (496)
 JIM BROWN 4876                0   1  0    15       SPORTS GREATS (496)
 GERDIG IBBINS 4902            1   0  0    11       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
CAPTURED ORC 604       0  1 0   1                   GODSMACK 4879         573 NONE    
THORPE 4889            1  1 1 SPORTS GREATS 496     MOUNTAIN TROLL 614    573 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Hmmmmm.  Sushie is gone.  Looks like a tournament mishap or something fishy is going
on.  Yikes! -- Luigi

Fergus -- You got me again, but I got your crown! -- Twink, Duelmaster

Gretsky -- I want you, you old has-been. -- Twink

Iron Maiden -- (sigh)  I would love to be so tall.  Everything looks good on tall
people, and EVERYBODY takes them seriously.  Oh, well, at least I'm not really short.
Bold challenge, maybe a little crazy, but a good try. -- Jeri Lough
P.S.  Relax a little.  You need to watch the grass grow.
P.P.S.  If you can find any grass on this little island.

Overkill -- It seems odd that a golem should have handedness.  Do you suppose it
comes from the tendency or common practice, of which I have heard mention, of
imprinting a newly formed golem with the mental pattern of a live person?  Just an
idle speculation. -- Elinde Goss

Moon Child -- What IS it with you Team Chaos Elite people?  Four challenges to us,
four losses.  Not that WE are complaining, but what's the deal? --Helene Juste
P.S.  I take that back, three challenges and one random match, four losses for you.
It's enough to make managers mutter about the Dark Arena.  Be CAREFUL.

Twink -- I had a bet with the arenamaster that I could flip you over the far wall,
and by gosh, I DID.  Cool. -- Fergus Hill, on the way out and glad of it

Godsmack -- That wraps up a five-oh turn for us, and while it feels really, really
good, only the win over you and the one over Twink are anything like fair ones.
Still...way to go, eh? -- Orverd Quill

Drat.  After a graduation comes a new recruit.  I hate that. -- Nick, or possibly
Jorja, manager of the Middle Way

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

THORPE was viciously butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
TWINK was vanquished by GRETZKY in a 1 minute uneven Title battle.
JERI LOUGH subdued M. CHARDINEE in a 2 minute fight.
ELINDE GOSS vanquished BOMBETTE in a 2 minute mismatched brawl.
HELENE JUSTE overpowered M. CHARDINEE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided fight.
STAR ROD bested ORVERD QUILL in a 3 minute veteran's duel.
OVERKILL slimly lost to THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a crowd pleasing 4 minute match.
MOON CHILD overpowered DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute gruesome uneven melee.
GODSMACK viciously butchered CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute gory duel.
IRON MAIDEN vanquished OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
WRATHCHILD overpowered EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute uneven match.
JIM BROWN was overpowered by GERDIG IBBINS in a 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         TOTAL PARRY       15 -   5 -  0      75  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   2 -  1      71  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         WALL OF STEEL     11 -   5 -  0      69  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   3 -  0      67  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         AIMED BLOW         6 -   3 -  0      67  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -   7 -  1      65  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         SLASHING ATTACK   14 -   9 -  2      61  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         LUNGING ATTACK    20 -  20 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  GRETZKY 4873                8   2  0  100 SPORTS GREATS (496)
TOTAL PARRY      STAR ROD 4391              17   6  0   86 PAPER MARIO (457)
LUNGING ATTACK   TWINK 4396                 13   9  1   78 PAPER MARIO (457)
SLASHING ATTACK  MOON CHILD 4878             5   2  0   54 TEAM CHAOS ELITE (509)
BASHING ATTACK   GODSMACK 4879               5   2  1   44 TEAM CHAOS ELITE (509)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is JERI LOUGH 4840.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was OVERKILL 4882.  The ten other most popular fighters were ORVERD QUILL 4834, JERI 
LOUGH 4840, ELINDE GOSS 4841, HELENE JUSTE 4875, GODSMACK 4879, GERDIG IBBINS 4902, 
GRETZKY 4873, STAR ROD 4391, MOON CHILD 4878, and IRON MAIDEN 4880.

The least popular fighter this week was JIM BROWN 4876.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BOMBETTE 4399, TWINK 4396, THORPE 4889, WRATHCHILD 4881, IRON MAIDEN 
4880, MOON CHILD 4878, STAR ROD 4391, GRETZKY 4873, GERDIG IBBINS 4902, and GODSMACK 
4879.