DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/16/2007    Duedate: 01/29/2007

BONSUR ARENA

DM-7    TURN-567

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

YANKEE ROSE
SENTINELS (122)
(7-2057) [12-6-2,113]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

YANKEE ROSE                    ENIGMA
SENTINELS (122)                WESTNMAFIA (551)
(7-2057) [12-6-2,113]          (7-5848) [3-0-0,23]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SALTON SEAHORSE                OZYMANDIUS
BEACH BABES (309)              SENTINELS (122)
(7-5713) [22-32-2,100]         (7-2521) [10-10-1,63]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

WESTNMAFIA (551)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WESTNMAFIA (551)            20
2. BRUTAL LEGION (549)         20      SENTINELS (122)
3. ERRATA (511)                19      Unchartered Team
4. WASTELAND II (267)          14
5. CHURCH LADIES (548)          0      WESTNMAFIA (551)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*WESTNMAFIA (551)          11   4  1 73.3   1/ 2*WESTNMAFIA (551)         11  4 1
 2/ 2 SENTINELS (122)          153 100 11 60.5   2/ 1 SENTINELS (122)           9  6 0
 3/ 3 WASTELAND II (267)       872 620 30 58.4   3/ 3 BEACH BABES (309)         6  9 1
 4/ 4 BRUTAL LEGION (549)       26  20  1 56.5   4/ 6 BRUTAL LEGION (549)       4  4 0
 5- 5 WORDS THAT END IN  (507)  34  30  3 53.1   5- 4*CHURCH LADIES (548)       3  1 1
 6/ 6 ERRATA (511)              33  37  0 47.1   6- 5 WORDS THAT END IN  (507)  3  5 0
 7- 7*CHURCH LADIES (548)        9  11  1 45.0   7/ 8 WASTELAND II (267)        1  1 0
 8/ 8 BEACH BABES (309)        603 909 19 39.9   8/ 7 ERRATA (511)              1  1 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

                + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Dark Days ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     "Cheese Louise, Betty--"
     "I wonder when we're going to get a teammate named Cheese Louise?" Beach Betty
said, hoping to change the subject before it got started.
     "Maybe when you die?"  Salton Seahorse shook her head.  "You were pathetic out
there, Bets.  What happened?"
     "I don't know.  Just an off day, I guess."  Beach Betty shrugged and busied
herself with blending the fruit juices and spices that were the base of her famous
Mystery Punch.  "I just couldn't seem to focus.  So what?  It isn't like it MATTERS
whether or not I win fights."
     "It'd matter if you got killed," Pensacolita said.  "Nobody else knows how you
make that punch, and think what a loss it would be!  Maybe you should pass the recipe
along?  Just in case."
     "Oh, sure, so you can blab it all over town?" Betty asked.  "You have the
biggest mouth in Bonsur, and it's always open.  You--"
     Salton closed her mind to the argument, typical of post-fight days in the
cabana, and turned her thoughts to the search for reasons.  It wasn't easy being the
smartest and most reliable person on the team, but somebody had to do it.  Sure,
Betty wasn't a great gladiator, but she wasn't totally pathetic, either.  Something
had happened during that fight to cloud her mind or slow her reactions or something.
Salton was an intuitive person, and she had sensed for weeks that something somewhere
was going wrong.
     Somewhere, there was a Dark Plot.
     The venerable Lord Protector Surfer Sam had taught them the signs.  Her duty was
clear:  She would have to find it and foil it.

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster here with my bag to give you the news on last 
week's fights.  Say good-bye to SENTINELS, as they are pushed from the coveted top 
team spot by the WESTNMAFIA stable.  Advancing in the rankings was WESTNMAFIA who 
went from last turn's 7-3-0, to this week's record of 11-4-1.  Hey everybody, watch 
out for SILICONE, who flew up 19 points in the rankings after mashing HUNTSMAN like a 
melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  And falling like a basher in the top ten was 
HUNTSMAN, who dropped 16 points after a disappointing (to say the least) bout with 
SILICONE.  Try as hard as the WORDS THAT END IN O stable might, they were unable to 
find their warrior (and ex-Duelmaster) BARRIO before this week's fights.  It's a 
proud day for the SENTINELS stable, as their warrior, YANKEE ROSE, ascended the 
Duelmaster's throne.  Advice to bashers--never force anything, just get a bigger 
halberd!   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!  
And hey, kiddies, those of you who didn't avoid WASTELAND II, please raise you hand.  
Wow.  Does BONSUR really have that many liars?  Okay, so I may not be funny, but 
catch SENTINELS' act in the arena.  Those acrobats seem to be fairly deft at running 
from WASTELAND II.   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  Remember:  alliances are great, but try and 
take your ally in the arena with you and see what happens.   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in BONSUR have no 
sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some 
tracks.  See ya next time I'm on this circuit!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YANKEE ROSE 2057             12   6  2   113       SENTINELS (122)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BARRIO 5207                   7   7  3   111       WORDS THAT END IN O (507)
-VEGAS, BABY! 5809            12   1  0   109       WASTELAND II (267)
 SALTON SEAHORSE 5713         22  32  2   100       BEACH BABES (309)
-ALBINO 5209                  11   2  0    98       WORDS THAT END IN O (507)
 BEACH BETTY 5768             18  20  0    94       BEACH BABES (309)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SANDY SHORE 5769             18  19  0    73       BEACH BABES (309)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MICRO MIRACLE 5236           11   8  0    71       WASTELAND II (267)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PAM 5827                      5   0  0    64       CHURCH LADIES (548)
 OZYMANDIUS 2521              10  10  1    63       SENTINELS (122)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FATALITY 5820                 8   2  0    52       BRUTAL LEGION (549)
 SILICONE 5701                 5   5  0    51       ERRATA (511)
 COVER YOUR MOUTH 5814         4   2  0    42       WASTELAND II (267)
 FLAIL 5825                    5   2  1    40       BRUTAL LEGION (549)
 CHAOS 5823                    6   4  0    39       BRUTAL LEGION (549)
-ROGUE 5263                    5  12  0    37       ERRATA (511)
 HUNTSMAN 5837                 4   2  0    37       SENTINELS (122)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SOLO 5210                     5   7  0    28       WORDS THAT END IN O (507)
-ARTIS 5816                    2   1  1    26       CHURCH LADIES (548)
-WALLET 5260                   4   4  0    25       ERRATA (511)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ENIGMA 5848                   3   0  0    23       WESTNMAFIA (551)
 BIG BAD DADDY 5846            3   0  0    22       WESTNMAFIA (551)
 PENSACOLITA 5831              5   6  0    21       BEACH BABES (309)
 GALVESTON GAL 5834            4   6  1    19       BEACH BABES (309)
 ERASMUS 5843                  2   4  0    18       SENTINELS (122)
-COUNT SMACKULA 5835           3   1  1    17       WASTELAND II (267)
 PRETTY BOY FLOYD 5847         2   1  1    16       WESTNMAFIA (551)
 DOPE BOY FRESH 5845           2   1  0    15       WESTNMAFIA (551)
-LORRIE 5826                   1   0  0    15       CHURCH LADIES (548)
 GRENDEL 5849                  1   2  0     8       WESTNMAFIA (551)
-DOROTHY 5836                  0   1  0     3       CHURCH LADIES (548)
 JULIUS BONSURIUS 5852         0   2  0     2       SENTINELS (122)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
MORDANT DESERTER 660   0  1 0   1                   PRETTY BOY FLOYD 5847 567 NONE    
PULP 5856              0  1 0 BRUTAL LEGION 549     SPYMASTER 680         567 NONE    
ONE COATED TABLE 5832  3  5 0 WASTELAND II 267      GALVESTON GAL 5834    565         
BURRITO 5208           4  8 0 WORDS THAT END IN 507 ARTIS 5816            565         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Barrio -- Why was I not surprised to see you, to be challenged by you, to lose to
you?  Well, partly because very little surprises me, you know?  I've got that kind of
disposition, I forget what it's called, but I just take it as it comes.  But, also, I
had the title, and you have a manager who pays attention to that kind of stuff, and
generally, because it's the Done Thing to challenge the Duel2Dudette.  Notice how I'm
not complaining?  I've got a busy life as it is, no time to write columns.  Parties
to organize!  Constantly, parties, the cabana is just a whirl of celebration.  It's a
good life if you can take it, and I can.  I'm actually pretty good at it, if I say so
myself. -- Beach Betty
P.S.  Pretty good at setting up and running parties, you know.  Somebody's got to do
it.
P.P.S.  How could you learn defense?  Neither of us was doing any.

Albino -- May you get a truly horrible sunburn, you...THING.  White is bad enough,
but white and HAIRY is just disgusting. -- Salton Seahorse

Huntsman -- Honestly, MEN.  Couldn't you find SOMETHING to talk about besides how

many deer you got last season and how horny they were?  I mean, some of us like to
talk about other stuff, such as clothes.  Such as, where does Yankee Rose FIND those
cool outfits? -- Pensacolita

Yankee Rose -- Pensacolita is hipped on clothes, don't mind her.  It's an elf thing,
right?  You, her, just about all elves regardless of gender, nothing but clothes on
their minds most of the time.  And the worst of it is, on an elf, ANYTHING looks
good.  It really isn't fair. -- Sandy Shore

Oooh, a Vicious Pirate!  I could have been RAVISHED if the arenamaster hadn't stepped
in.  Oooh! -- Galveston Gal

Red Lance -- I know!  Others have said the same thing, that the whole "favorites"
deal is just a snare and delusion.  It's probably a dark plot. -- Beach Betty

Galveston Gal -- My feet!  I found my feet!  Now, if only you had suggested looking
down earlier....  I guess that wit train worked for something!  Now if only I can
stay on them for awhile. -- Erasmus

Pretty Boy Floyd -- Thanks for the help getting in the win column.  I knew I was
improving, but it is really nice to be the one walking out of the arena for a change!
-- Erasmus

Pensacolita -- We can always try that sometime off of the sands if you prefer.  The
chase is half the fun.... -- Huntsman

Sandy -- Maybe it was youthful quickness over veteran experience?  Or maybe it was
the armor? -- Yankee "I wasn't robbed" Rose

Salton Seahorse -- I believe we have faced you enough to know that, indeed, you do
have a lot of skills.  We have seen you achieve a few ratings.  Don't try to play
coy! -- Yankee Rose

Chaos -- I believe the third time is the charm. -- Ozy

18 December 2006
Let it be known that Buddy Lee is no longer a member of The Company of Brothers,
T.C.B.  I have resigned as of 10-23-06.  Thank you.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

PULP was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SALTON SEAHORSE bested VENOMOUS GIGOLO in a action packed 1 minute veteran's duel.
YANKEE ROSE demolished SANDY SHORE in a 1 minute uneven Title fight.
BEACH BETTY viciously subdued VETERAN MERCENARY in a 2 minute one-sided contest.
OZYMANDIUS viciously subdued CHAOS in a action packed 2 minute gory brawl.
HUNTSMAN was bested by SILICONE in a 2 minute match.
FATALITY viciously subdued CAPTURED PIRATE in a 2 minute competition.
PENSACOLITA was vanquished by COVER YOUR MOUTH in a 1 minute uneven duel.
FLAIL overpowered GALVESTON GAL in a 1 minute uneven duel.
ERASMUS defeated GRENDEL in a 2 minute fight.
DOPE BOY FRESH beat MORDANT DESERTER in a 2 minute novice's melee.
BIG BAD DADDY defeated JULIUS BONSURIUS in a crowd pleasing 1 minute novice's match.
PRETTY BOY FLOYD easily killed MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
ENIGMA demolished PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a unpopular 6 minute one-sided brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   0 -  0     100  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         TOTAL PARRY       10 -   2 -  1      83  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK   20 -   9 -  1      69  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    25 -  17 -  2      60  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         SLASHING ATTACK   19 -  18 -  0      51  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         WALL OF STEEL     20 -  22 -  1      48  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   9 -  0      44  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -  13 -  0      35  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         AIMED BLOW         6 -  12 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 567 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     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  2         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  4         2  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0                                       2  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  YANKEE ROSE 2057           12   6  2  113 SENTINELS (122)
SLASHING ATTACK  FLAIL 5825                  5   2  1   40 BRUTAL LEGION (549)
WALL OF STEEL    CHAOS 5823                  6   4  0   39 BRUTAL LEGION (549)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SALTON SEAHORSE 5713.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was OZYMANDIUS 2521.  The ten other most popular fighters were BEACH BETTY 5768, 
SILICONE 5701, FATALITY 5820, DOPE BOY FRESH 5845, SALTON SEAHORSE 5713, YANKEE ROSE 
2057, COVER YOUR MOUTH 5814, FLAIL 5825, HUNTSMAN 5837, and ERASMUS 5843.

The least popular fighter this week was ENIGMA 5848.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were GALVESTON GAL 5834, PENSACOLITA 5831, SANDY SHORE 5769, PULP 5856, 
PRETTY BOY FLOYD 5847, GRENDEL 5849, CHAOS 5823, JULIUS BONSURIUS 5852, BIG BAD DADDY 
5846, and ERASMUS 5843.