DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/10/2007    Duedate: 04/23/2007

BONSUR ARENA

DM-7    TURN-573

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

OZYMANDIUS
SENTINELS (122)
(7-2521) [15-11-1,112]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

OZYMANDIUS                     DOPE BOY FRESH
SENTINELS (122)                WESTNMAFIA (551)
(7-2521) [15-11-1,112]         (7-5845) [6-2-0,43]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BEACH BETTY                    SLAMMER
BEACH BABES (309)              AMEN! (270)
(7-5768) [20-24-0,84]          (7-2726) [4-7-1,29]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SENTINELS (122)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WASTELAND II (267)          21
2. SENTINELS (122)             16      SENTINELS (122)
3. AMEN! (270)                 14      Unchartered Team
4. WESTNMAFIA (551)            12
5. BEACH BABES (309)            9      WESTNMAFIA (551)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 SENTINELS (122)          170 112 11 60.3   1/ 1 SENTINELS (122)           9  5 0
 2/ 3 WASTELAND II (267)       876 621 30 58.5   2/ 2 BEACH BABES (309)         8  6 0
 3/ 1*WESTNMAFIA (551)          20  15  1 57.1   3/ 3*WESTNMAFIA (551)          5  7 0
 4/ 5 DEMONS & DEVILS (543)     12   9  0 57.1   4/ 4 WORDS THAT END IN  (507)  4  4 0
 5/ 4 WORDS THAT END IN  (507)  47  37  4 56.0   5/ 5 AMEN! (270)               3  3 0
 6- 7 CHURCH LADIES (548)       13  18  1 41.9   6/ 6 WASTELAND II (267)        2  1 0
 7/ 8 AMEN! (270)               17  25  2 40.5   7/ 8 DEMONS & DEVILS (543)     2  1 0
 8/ 9 BEACH BABES (309)        617 924 19 40.0   8- 7 CHURCH LADIES (548)       0  2 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.

It is a disturbing trend, this tendency of Duelmasters to not defend their thrones.
I, for one, intend to do my best to defend this position of honor.  For an honor it
is to sit atop one of the oldest arenas in Alastari.  Perhaps once the tourney is
over we shall see a return of Barrio and Albino.  If not, the Babes it will be.
     I will take this opportunity to tip my helm to the arena' latest graduates:
Salton Seahorse of the Beach Babes and the Sentinel's own Yankee Rose.  Salty honored
us with her presence for many turns--for longer than the Sentinels have been back in
this fair city.  As for Yankee, she is a feisty gal and the squad will miss her.  It
is an honor to graduate right at 14 wins.  She is the sixth Sentinel to make the
jump.
     So Bonsur, you have seen what can await those who risk their blood upon our
sands!  Honor, the throne and even immortality for those with the talent and guts to
grab it!  So fight on!  Keep the tradition of this arena alive and strong!

-- Duelmaster Ozymandius

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly BONSUR games.  In one of the week's more notable 
duels, HUNTSMAN put down BARRIO, causing it to lose 59 points of recognition in the 
process.  Not for nothing has OZYMANDIUS in the past laid claim to the Duelmaster's 
throne, and this week he's proven his combat skill yet again.  Heed this!  A seer has 
warned that if exactly 6 die in duels this week, the whole city shall perish!  Just 
remember...5 or 7!   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city BONSUR.  BONSUR, city of gladiators!  Mighty among the names of thy 
guilds is BEACH BABES, a guild shunned and avoided by many in the weekly duels.  
Apparently the stalwarts of AMEN! are catching the bulk of jests down at the 
challenging board for their large share of the avoids.  Mighty fighters cannot but 
expect competition from those below.  BALOR take warning!  You have more than a few 
enemies in BONSUR.  A match that raised a few eyebrows at the games this week, it 
seems that COVER YOUR MOUTH posted a challenge against the more highly recognized 
BEACH BETTY.  The results, you ask?  Well, the firebrand COVER YOUR MOUTH bested 
BEACH BETTY.  Remember warriors, this is the discipline of steel.   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  Some guilds are strict but few are as 
heartless as WESTNMAFIA.  Witness, last turn they sent ENIGMA, a 3-1-0 fighter, to 
the Dark Arena!  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers the miserable with fortune 
but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in BONSUR.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of 
a far off city calling to me.  I must away!  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                  
 OZYMANDIUS 2521              15  11  1   112       SENTINELS (122)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-VEGAS, BABY! 5809            12   1  0   109       WASTELAND II (267)
 HUNTSMAN 5837                10   2  0   109       SENTINELS (122)
-ALBINO 5209                  11   2  0    98       WORDS THAT END IN O (507)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SANDY SHORE 5769             20  23  0    90       BEACH BABES (309)
 BARRIO 5207                  11   8  3    89       WORDS THAT END IN O (507)
 BEACH BETTY 5768             20  24  0    84       BEACH BABES (309)
 COVER YOUR MOUTH 5814         8   3  0    83       WASTELAND II (267)
-MICRO MIRACLE 5236           11   8  0    71       WASTELAND II (267)
 SOLO 5210                     9   8  0    69       WORDS THAT END IN O (507)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOSES 2727                    8   3  0    60       AMEN! (270)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BALOR 5759                    6   3  0    48       DEMONS & DEVILS (543)
 ERASMUS 5843                  6   6  0    47       SENTINELS (122)
 DOPE BOY FRESH 5845           6   2  0    43       WESTNMAFIA (551)
 GALVESTON GAL 5834            7   9  1    36       BEACH BABES (309)
 BIG BAD DADDY 5846            6   2  0    34       WESTNMAFIA (551)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PENSACOLITA 5831              8   9  0    33       BEACH BABES (309)
 SLAMMER 2726                  4   7  1    29       AMEN! (270)
-LORRIE 5826                   3   1  0    29       CHURCH LADIES (548)
 BRAGGADOCIO 5854              2   3  1    27       WORDS THAT END IN O (507)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MARLITH 5758                  3   2  0    25       DEMONS & DEVILS (543)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AFICIONADO 5859               3   1  0    23       WORDS THAT END IN O (507)
-ARTIS 5816                    3   4  1    20       CHURCH LADIES (548)
-GLENUGON 5761                 1   1  0    20       DEMONS & DEVILS (543)
 LONG BEACH LILA 5862          2   0  0    19       BEACH BABES (309)
-COUNT SMACKULA 5835           3   1  1    17       WASTELAND II (267)
-DOROTHY 5836                  1   2  0    15       CHURCH LADIES (548)
 GRENDEL 5849                  3   5  0    14       WESTNMAFIA (551)
 JAMES TIPPY-TOES 5860         0   2  0     2       WESTNMAFIA (551)
 NEANDERTHAL 5865              0   1  0     1       SENTINELS (122)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
ENIGMA 5848            3  2 0 WESTNMAFIA 551        BUTTERCUP 679         573 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Babes -- Enjoy the party!  It has been a pleasure crossing blades with you over the
months, although Sandy was less than generous in this last bout.  So much for
favorites, I'd won that matchup before being told how I "ought" to fight!  Once I get
over the post-party-blues I shall be off to the isle! -- Yankee Rose

Betty -- Who knew it was a title fight? -- Ozy

Balor -- Uhm....ahhh...well...I might have gotten a little bit lucky.  Just a little
mind you.  Not much.  Endurance, after all, is known to be a factor in a good duel.
-- Erasmus

Yankee Rose -- Now, now, your record's so good, one more loss won't tarnish it.  And
besides, when you hit the Isle, everyone will be defeating you for a while.  I'm just
giving you a preview. -- Sandy Shore
P.S.  And those blows to the funny bone aren't, well, funny, you know?  They annoy
me.
P.P.S.  It might have been the mixed drinks at the party last 
night.  I'm used to 'em, but there are one or two that are...ah, strong.  Stronger
than maybe you realize when you're drinking them.  I'll admit, I was a little
surprised to see you dancing on the tables....

Ozymandias -- Way to GO!  I look on your works and give three rousing cheers.  This
is a SERIOUSLY good effort. -- Beach Betty the genuinely congratulatory

Big Bad Daddy -- Well, listen up, bub.  If you think you're going to get invited to
the cabana for a party, forget it.  You're too rude. -- Pensacolita

Moses -- It's probably that clever id number you've got.  Gives you an edge.  That,
and that the arenamaster remembers you for the previous century.  I mean, really, no
fooling, how old ARE you? -- Galveston Gal
P.S.  Drop by the cabana some evening.
P.P.S.  If we give you water to drink, will you turn it into wine?  Inquiring minds
would really like to see that happen.  One HEARS about it, but SEEING it is a
different story.

James Tippy-Toes -- EXCUSE me?  Pardon me while I laugh!  I mean, I know it's bad
taste to laugh at someone's name, but maybe if you put enough tabasco on it, you
won't notice, right? -- Long Beach Lila
P.S.  But now that I think about it some, can you dance?  A LOT would be forgiven a
man who can dance.

Julius Bonsurius -- They tell me that our Dark Champion is, um, precise, you know?

So that he can render you "unfit to gladiatoe" without totally wiping you out?  Tell
us this is true!  Come by the cabana and hold a Retirement Celebration. -- the Beach
Babes

Huntsman -- You could have won while being a little less "devastating."  I'll send
you the bill for my medical requirements and armor repairs. -- M. Fellinisthare'
Chardinee

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ENIGMA was butchered by BUTTERCUP in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
COVER YOUR MOUTH vanquished BEACH BETTY in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
MOSES demolished BIG BAD DADDY in a 1 minute bloody uneven Challenge fight.
SLAMMER was bested by BALOR in a popular 1 minute Challenge fight.
OZYMANDIUS demolished SANDY SHORE in a 1 minute mismatched Title competition.
BARRIO was vanquished by HUNTSMAN in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
ERASMUS was overpowered by SOLO in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
BRAGGADOCIO was defeated by GALVESTON GAL in a 2 minute beginner vs. expert melee.
DOPE BOY FRESH won victory over VICIOUS PIRATE in a 1 minute duel.
PENSACOLITA defeated GRENDEL in a 1 minute duel.
LONG BEACH LILA vanquished NEANDERTHAL in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
AFICIONADO overpowered JAMES TIPPY-TOES in a 1 minute one-sided melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -   8 -  1      65  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         AIMED BLOW        12 -   7 -  0      63  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         TOTAL PARRY        6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         SLASHING ATTACK   15 -  10 -  0      60  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-LUNGE       14 -  10 -  0      58  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    29 -  25 -  3      54  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK     7 -   7 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         WALL OF STEEL     12 -  22 -  1      35  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       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         3 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  3         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         2  WALL OF STEEL  
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   OZYMANDIUS 2521            15  11  1  112 SENTINELS (122)
SLASHING ATTACK  HUNTSMAN 5837              10   2  0  109 SENTINELS (122)
STRIKING ATTACK  COVER YOUR MOUTH 5814       8   3  0   83 WASTELAND II (267)
AIMED BLOW       SOLO 5210                   9   8  0   69 WORDS THAT END IN O (507)
PARRY-LUNGE      MOSES 2727                  8   3  0   60 AMEN! (270)
BASHING ATTACK   BIG BAD DADDY 5846          6   2  0   34 WESTNMAFIA (551)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BEACH BETTY 5768.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was SLAMMER 2726.  The ten other most popular fighters were BRAGGADOCIO 5854, 
MOSES 2727, BALOR 5759, OZYMANDIUS 2521, SOLO 5210, LONG BEACH LILA 5862, COVER YOUR 
MOUTH 5814, GALVESTON GAL 5834, DOPE BOY FRESH 5845, and PENSACOLITA 5831.

The least popular fighter this week was JAMES TIPPY-TOES 5860.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were NEANDERTHAL 5865, ERASMUS 5843, BARRIO 5207, SANDY SHORE 5769, 
BIG BAD DADDY 5846, BEACH BETTY 5768, ENIGMA 5848, GRENDEL 5849, HUNTSMAN 5837, and 
AFICIONADO 5859.

               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