DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/08/2007    Duedate: 05/21/2007

BONSUR ARENA

DM-7    TURN-575

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

HUNTSMAN
SENTINELS (122)
(7-5837) [12-2-0,120]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HUNTSMAN                       GORBAG
SENTINELS (122)                CIRITH UNGOL (536)
(7-5837) [12-2-0,120]          (7-5709) [2-0-0,30]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BEACH BETTY                    ERASMUS
BEACH BABES (309)              SENTINELS (122)
(7-5768) [20-26-0,86]          (7-5843) [8-6-0,55]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

WASTELAND II (267)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CHURCH LADIES (548)         30
2. WASTELAND II (267)          23      SENTINELS (122)
3. SENTINELS (122)             16      Unchartered Team
4. AMEN! (270)                 14
5. IMPORTED FOOTBALLERS (396)  13      CIRITH UNGOL (536)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*CIRITH UNGOL (536)         2   0  0  100   1/ 3 WASTELAND II (267)        6  1 0
 2/ 1 SENTINELS (122)          174 116 11 60.0   2/ 1 SENTINELS (122)           6  6 0
 3/ 2 WASTELAND II (267)       881 622 30 58.6   3/ 4 AMEN! (270)               5  1 1
 4- 3 DEMONS & DEVILS (543)     12   9  0 57.1   4/ 2 BEACH BABES (309)         5 10 0
 5- 4 WORDS THAT END IN  (507)  47  37  4 56.0   5- 5 WORDS THAT END IN  (507)  2  2 0
 6/ 0 BRUTAL LEGION (549)       28  23  1 54.9   6/ 0 CHURCH LADIES (548)       2  3 0
 7/ 0 IMPORTED FOOTBALLE (396)  80  67  3 54.4   7/ 0 IMPORTED FOOTBALLE (396)  1  0 0
 8- 5*WESTNMAFIA (551)          20  19  1 51.3   8/ 0*CIRITH UNGOL (536)        1  0 0
 9/ 6 AMEN! (270)               21  25  3 45.7   9- 7 DEMONS & DEVILS (543)     1  0 0
10/ 0 CHURCH LADIES (548)       15  21  1 41.7  10/ 0 BRUTAL LEGION (549)       1  3 0
11/ 7 BEACH BABES (309)        619 932 19 39.9  11- 6*WESTNMAFIA (551)          1  8 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.

Although I am proud to be the Duelmaster of Bonsur, I did not expect or wish to hold
this position so quickly.  There will be no celebration of the honor this turn.  This
spring tournament was truly a tournament of fools for the Sentinels stable.  First,
we lost our Duelmaster, Ozymandius.  He was one win short of graduation and
immortality.  If I know Nomad, he will probably get his shot at a future dead
tournament, but still, the loss is staggering.  His works had been progressing so
nicely....
     Losing Ozy was not enough.  No, we also had a nice young lady named Catalyst
whose career turned out to be very brief as well.  It turned out to be a very rough
tournament.
     In turn I would like to welcome the two newest members of the squad.
Neanderthal has been here for a couple of turns already.  He is excited to be out of
the cave and in the arena, although he seems to get a bit grumpy whenever the
weapons-master says, "come on, it's so easy a caveman could do it...."  Arriving this
turn will be Ogresmasher.  We look forward to seeing what these two young men can
bring to the table.
     Good luck and good fighting.

Huntsman, Duelmaster of Bonsur

                                      SPY REPORT

     You elder fighters surely remember me.  The younger ones may call me Olaf 
Modeen.  I return to BONSUR once again!  Biff!  Pow!  BONSUR watched with glee as 
SENTINELS got knocked off top spot by WASTELAND II!  Phhbltt!  Too much drinking and 
too little dodging gave WESTNMAFIA a 0-0-0!  I got a good laugh out of it!  What's 
with DEBBIE?  He actually beat BRUTAL LEGION's CRACK, and walked away with 15 more 
points from the fight.  Major screwup at BEACH BABES.  LONG BEACH LILA lost 13 points 
to BABY JESUS.  Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe LONG BEACH LILA will provide 
more easy wins...  SANDY SHORE was reminded on the sands why HUNTSMAN is Duelmaster.  
I suppose you want to hear some rumors and dirty gossip about your fellow fighters?  
Tough!   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...  How well I know the 
feeling of being in the most avoided team!  Don't fall out of practive, WESTNMAFIA!  
In my day, no team with a 20-19-1 would scare me off!  What's the problem, SENTINELS? 
What do people see in ERASMUS?  His 8-6-0?  SENTINELS ain't talkin', but he's got 55 
points.  COUNT SMACKULA of WASTELAND II knows how to pick 'em.  He challenged ERASMUS 
of SENTINELS who is up by 20.  Now was this a wise move?  COUNT SMACKULA perhaps got 
his just desserts, seeing as he was defeated by ERASMUS and ended up with 33 
recognition points.  I hate going to the effort of writing about the kind of fights 
that COVER YOUR MOUTH gets in.  It fights people like BEACH BETTY, 9 points below.  I 
thought COVER YOUR MOUTH showed great skill and promise when it subdued BEACH BETTY.  
All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  So BRUTAL LEGION sent FLAIL to the Dark Arena.  Big deal.  
Plenty more fighters where FLAIL came from.  Dime a dozen...  Now, Spyreporters...  
Some people are wondering why CHURCH LADIES sent LORRIE (3-1-0) to the Dark Arena.  
Just be glad you're not on their team.  We all knew it had to happen sooner or later. 
A warrior can't stick around with a 7-11-1, and SLAMMER easily took care of GALVESTON 
GAL.  Many a warrior has met his fate in a hungover stupor.  You young rapscallions, 
take note!   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  The 
end of another Spyreport!  That's cause for celebration in my book!  I don't want to 
overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HUNTSMAN 5837                12   2  0   120       SENTINELS (122)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-VEGAS, BABY! 5809            12   1  0   109       WASTELAND II (267)
 COVER YOUR MOUTH 5814        10   3  0   100       WASTELAND II (267)
-ALBINO 5209                  11   2  0    98       WORDS THAT END IN O (507)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BARRIO 5207                  11   8  3    89       WORDS THAT END IN O (507)
 BEACH BETTY 5768             20  26  0    86       BEACH BABES (309)
 SANDY SHORE 5769             20  25  0    86       BEACH BABES (309)
-SOLO 5210                     9   8  0    69       WORDS THAT END IN O (507)
-SOLSKJAER 5477                8   3  1    69       IMPORTED FOOTBALLERS (396)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BARTEZ 4732                  11  13  0    66       IMPORTED FOOTBALLERS (396)
-PIRES 5665                    8   0  0    66       IMPORTED FOOTBALLERS (396)
-HENRI 5062                    8   4  0    66       IMPORTED FOOTBALLERS (396)
 MOSES 2727                   10   3  0    65       AMEN! (270)
 SLAMMER 2726                  6   7  2    60       AMEN! (270)
 FATALITY 5820                 9   2  0    59       BRUTAL LEGION (549)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ERASMUS 5843                  8   6  0    55       SENTINELS (122)
-BALOR 5759                    6   3  0    48       DEMONS & DEVILS (543)
 CHAOS 5823                    6   5  0    43       BRUTAL LEGION (549)
-BIG BAD DADDY 5846            6   3  0    39       WESTNMAFIA (551)
 PENSACOLITA 5831              9  10  0    37       BEACH BABES (309)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COUNT SMACKULA 5835           4   2  1    33       WASTELAND II (267)
 BABY JESUS 5853               2   0  0    33       WASTELAND II (267)
 ARTIS 5816                    4   4  1    31       CHURCH LADIES (548)
 GORBAG 5709                   2   0  0    30       CIRITH UNGOL (536)
-DOPE BOY FRESH 5845           6   3  0    27       WESTNMAFIA (551)
-BRAGGADOCIO 5854              2   3  1    27       WORDS THAT END IN O (507)
-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)
-GLENUGON 5761                 1   1  0    20       DEMONS & DEVILS (543)
-GRENDEL 5849                  3   6  0    19       WESTNMAFIA (551)
 DEBBIE 5844                   1   0  0    15       CHURCH LADIES (548)
 LONG BEACH LILA 5862          3   1  0    14       BEACH BABES (309)
 VAN NISTELROY 5812            1   0  0    13       IMPORTED FOOTBALLERS (396)
-JAMES TIPPY-TOES 5860         0   3  0     9       WESTNMAFIA (551)
 CRACK 5857                    1   1  0     8       BRUTAL LEGION (549)
 NEANDERTHAL 5865              0   3  0     7       SENTINELS (122)
 OGRESMASHER 5867              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?
GALVESTON GAL 5834     7 11 1 BEACH BABES 309       SLAMMER 2726          575         
FLAIL 5825             5  3 1 BRUTAL LEGION 549     ARENAMASTER ILHUM 681 575 NONE    
LORRIE 5826            3  2 0 CHURCH LADIES 548     WURM KIN 685          575 NONE    
DOROTHY 5836           1  3 0 CHURCH LADIES 548     MOUNTAIN TROLL 676    575 NONE    
WENDY 5861             0  1 0 CHURCH LADIES 548     BUTTERCUP 679         575 NONE    
BOG MONSTER 5868       0  1 0 SENTINELS 122         MOUNTAIN TROLL 676    575 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Baby Jesus -- There have to be others out there that question that choice of name.
By any chance are you one of the TMM's awards? -- Neanderthal

Galveston Gal -- I think we tried that once before with much different results.  It's
amazing what a bit of training can do.  Perhaps we should discuss a rubber match at
the cabana? -- Erasmus

Cover Your Mouth -- Well, FINE, but don't go covering MINE next time!  I need to
breathe, too, you know. -- Beach Betty

Huntsman -- Er, ah.  Ahem.  I hate getting hit with one of those horrible cleaving
motions.  Very unpleasant, you know?  But I don't mind not being the Duel2Dudette.  I
was never really cut out for that. -- Sandy Shore
P.S.  But I could WISH not to have lost to someone with so MANY fewer fights, you
know?  Oh, well.

Erasmus -- Wow!  You're just tough, you know?  I was impressed. -- Galveston Gal

James Tippy-Toes -- Even if you DO have tourney fights, that was SOOO unfair.  I feel
for you, I really do.  But I'm not giving up the win! -- Pensacolita

If Bonsur is such a great place to live, why do we have beggars? -- Long Beach Lila

Ozymandias -- Oh, no!  Don't tell us--well, okay, tell us if it's true--that you died
in the tourney?  Bonsur won't be the same without you.  How about reincarnating? --
All the Beach Babes

Moses -- Will do. -- Galveston Gal
P.S.  Sparkling or still?

Neanderthal -- Sounds like an intelligent plan. -- Lila

I suppose we congratulate Micro Miracle, even though none of us have ever fought him.
-- Sandy Shore, speaking for the Beach Babes

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

FLAIL was butchered by ARENAMASTER ILHUME' in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
LORRIE was slaughtered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
DOROTHY was narrowly killed by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 2 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
WENDY was butchered by BUTTERCUP in a 2 minute Dark Arena contest.
BOG MONSTER was assassinated by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena fight.
COVER YOUR MOUTH viciously subdued BEACH BETTY in a 2 minute expert's Challenge brawl.
COUNT SMACKULA was narrowly defeated by ERASMUS in a 4 minute Challenge brawl.
BABY JESUS overpowered LONG BEACH LILA in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
HUNTSMAN vanquished SANDY SHORE in a 1 minute uneven Title duel.
MOSES savagely defeated CHAOS in a 3 minute gruesome duel.
SLAMMER assassinated GALVESTON GAL in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
FATALITY handily defeated PENSACOLITA in a exciting 1 minute one-sided bout.
ARTIS demolished EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
GORBAG devastated NEANDERTHAL in a 1 minute bloody one-sided battle.
CRACK was luckily beaten by DEBBIE in a crowd pleasing 12 minute gory conflict.
VAN NISTELROY vanquished OGRESMASHER in a 1 minute mismatched bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    6         STRIKING ATTACK   17 -   7 -  1      71  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         AIMED BLOW        13 -   6 -  0      68  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         PARRY-LUNGE       17 -   9 -  0      65  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         SLASHING ATTACK   16 -   9 -  0      64  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    26 -  22 -  2      54  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         TOTAL PARRY        6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         BASHING ATTACK     8 -  10 -  1      44  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   5 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         WALL OF STEEL      8 -  30 -  0      21  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

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:

LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  2         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         2  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  2         2  STRIKING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  6         1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  HUNTSMAN 5837              12   2  0  120 SENTINELS (122)
STRIKING ATTACK  COVER YOUR MOUTH 5814      10   3  0  100 WASTELAND II (267)
PARRY-LUNGE      MOSES 2727                 10   3  0   65 AMEN! (270)
WALL OF STEEL    CHAOS 5823                  6   5  0   43 BRUTAL LEGION (549)
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 ERASMUS 5843.  The ten other most popular fighters were COUNT SMACKULA 5835, 
COVER YOUR MOUTH 5814, CRACK 5857, MOSES 2727, FATALITY 5820, DOROTHY 5836, BABY 
JESUS 5853, HUNTSMAN 5837, CHAOS 5823, and ARTIS 5816.

The least popular fighter this week was DEBBIE 5844.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were OGRESMASHER 5867, NEANDERTHAL 5865, PENSACOLITA 5831, GALVESTON GAL 
5834, SANDY SHORE 5769, LONG BEACH LILA 5862, BEACH BETTY 5768, BOG MONSTER 5868, 
WENDY 5861, and FLAIL 5825.

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

MICRO MIRACLE (7-5236) WASTELAND II (267)