DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/06/2007    Duedate: 04/19/2007

TRANSEL ARENA

DM-6    TURN-575

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GEN. JACKSON
THE VOLS (545)
(6-6285) [10-2-1,81]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GEN. JACKSON                   POSITION IS EMPTY
THE VOLS (545)                 
(6-6285) [10-2-1,81]           

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GEN. JACKSON                   FORLORN
THE VOLS (545)                 DARK PANTHEON (317)
(6-6285) [10-2-1,81]           (6-6272) [6-6-1,65]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE VOLS (545)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DARK PANTHEON (317)         39
2. THE VOLS (545)              22      DARK PANTHEON (317)
3. THE LADY'S LIST (395)        1      Unchartered Team
4. MACHINES OF WAR (540)        0
5. BALTO (543)                  0       (198)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 DARK PANTHEON (317)      507 372 35 57.7   1/ 3 THE VOLS (545)            6  3 0
 2/ 2 THE VOLS (545)            30  23  1 56.6   2- 2 MACHINES OF WAR (540)     5  4 0
 3- 3*ARIZONA (547)              9   9  0 50.0   3/ 5 DARK PANTHEON (317)       3  4 0
 4- 4*BALTO (543)                5   5  1 50.0   4- 4*BALTO (543)               2  1 0
 5/ 5 THE LADY'S LIST (395)    297 328 18 47.5   5- 1*ARIZONA (547)             2  7 0
 6- 6 MACHINES OF WAR (540)     16  34  0 32.0   6/ 6 THE LADY'S LIST (395)     0  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?"

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of TRANSEL!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Former top team ARIZONA was unseated 
this week as THE VOLS moved up from 3rd ranking to take the top spot with a 4-1-0 
record for the round.  There were bitter words at ARIZONA's guildhouse after a 0-0-0 
showing this week which dropped the stable into 5th.  Dark Arena anyone?  GRIMSTAR 
caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested RALPH 
EMERY and was awarded 12 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable 
duels, GRIMSTAR put down RALPH EMERY, causing him to lose 8 points of recognition in 
the process.  Although PEREGRINE FIREHAWK made a valiant effort, it did not suffice 
to topple the reign of victorious GEN. JACKSON.  No confirmation, but my sources 
claim that the top team has gained their position using magical aids.  Charmed 
weapons perhaps?   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In TRANSEL "art" is a word that has 
long since passed from the language!  My inside sources tell me that the team to beat 
in TRANSEL these days is MACHINES OF WAR.  At least, most blades in town are looking 
to avoid them.  If you didn't look down dark alleys you'd have been hard pressed to 
find any of DARK PANTHEON last week.  Busy avoiding MACHINES OF WAR?  Mighty fighters 
cannot but expect competition from those below.  RALPH EMERY take warning!  You have 
more than a few enemies in TRANSEL.  I cannot but express pride for the fearlessness 
of FORLORN who cast caution to the winds and challenged HOFFA, a fighter 27 points 
higher.  Do not the gods reward courage?  FORLORN it was that claimed victory in the 
bout, while also rising 27 points in recognition.   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Some say a warrior is judged by the way he bears 
arms.  One thing is sure, better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!   
     The girls are as pretty in TRANSEL as ever I remembered them....and the fighters 
as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  More than a sharp eye must I keep, indeed 
a stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari await me!  
Till next we meet remember:  a fool flies into a rage quickly and often.  The wise 
are angered by the same thing only once.  Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GEN. JACKSON 6285            10   2  1    81       THE VOLS (545)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HOMOCULOUS 5798              14   5  0   118       DARK PANTHEON (317)
-SKINWALKER 6043               9   2  2   105       DARK PANTHEON (317)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOFFA 6216                   15  21  0    66       THE LADY'S LIST (395)
 FORLORN 6272                  6   6  1    65       DARK PANTHEON (317)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRIMSTAR 6248                 5   2  0    53       DARK PANTHEON (317)
-JUGGERNAUT 6252               8   1  0    50       MACHINES OF WAR (540)
-LEGIONNAIRE 6296              4   1  0    42       MACHINES OF WAR (540)
 RALPH EMERY 6282              7   4  0    41       THE VOLS (545)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CAMDEN 6266                   3   2  1    33       BALTO (543)
 OL SMOKEY 6312                3   2  0    29       THE VOLS (545)
-MESA 6323                     3   1  0    28       ARIZONA (547)
-SEIGE ENGINE 6319             3   1  0    25       MACHINES OF WAR (540)
-PHOENIX 6325                  3   1  0    24       ARIZONA (547)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DAVY CROCKETT 6283            4   6  0    23       THE VOLS (545)
 MINNIE PEARL 6297             4   4  0    22       THE VOLS (545)
-UPPER DECK 6268               2   3  0    19       BALTO (543)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

     Many are called to fight, but few write personals.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

GRIMSTAR bested RALPH EMERY in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge fight.
FORLORN vanquished HOFFA in a exciting 4 minute uneven Challenge battle.
GEN. JACKSON defeated PEREGRINE FIREHAWK in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Title duel.
DAVY CROCKETT viciously subdued CULT MEMBER in a 2 minute gory fight.
MINNIE PEARL demolished MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
OL SMOKEY vanquished MORDANT DESERTER in a 2 minute mismatched fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       2         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -   6 -  3      63  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         AIMED BLOW        16 -  10 -  0      62  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL      8 -   6 -  0      57  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -  13 -  0      54  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         TOTAL PARRY       11 -  13 -  0      46  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         STRIKING ATTACK    6 -  13 -  0      32  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   4 -  0      20  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         BASHING ATTACK     1 -   5 -  0      17  |

Turn 575 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     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   GEN. JACKSON 6285          10   2  1   81 THE VOLS (545)
STRIKING ATTACK  GRIMSTAR 6248               5   2  0   53 DARK PANTHEON (317)
PARRY-LUNGE      RALPH EMERY 6282            7   4  0   41 THE VOLS (545)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is GEN. JACKSON 6285.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was FORLORN 6272.  The ten other most popular fighters were GRIMSTAR 6248, GEN. 
JACKSON 6285, MINNIE PEARL 6297, OL SMOKEY 6312, DAVY CROCKETT 6283, RALPH EMERY 
6282, HOFFA 6216,  0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was HOFFA 6216.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were RALPH EMERY 6282, DAVY CROCKETT 6283, OL SMOKEY 6312, MINNIE PEARL 
6297, GEN. JACKSON 6285, GRIMSTAR 6248, FORLORN 6272,  0,  0, and  0.

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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