DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/09/2007    Duedate: 01/22/2007

ZUKAL ARENA

DM-9    TURN-559

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

NAHTALEE
THE MONGOLOIDS (83)
(9-4871) [11-6-0,87]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

NAHTALEE                       TONKA
THE MONGOLOIDS (83)            70'S CHILD (479)
(9-4871) [11-6-0,87]           (9-5198) [7-1-0,74]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ULTORINO                       BHUBHA
BLUE MOON (381)                THE MONGOLOIDS (83)
(9-5244) [13-17-1,71]          (9-5287) [0-1-0,1]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BLUE MOON (381)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BLUE MOON (381)             18
2. FANGS (469)                 11      THE MONGOLOIDS (83)
3. 70'S CHILD (479)             7      Unchartered Team
4. BREWERS (489)                0
5. DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (492)      0      70'S CHILD (479)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*70'S CHILD (479)          20   7  0 74.1   1/ 3 BLUE MOON (381)           9  6 0
 2- 2 DARK WARDS (451)          56  48  2 53.8   2/ 1*70'S CHILD (479)          7  3 0
 3/ 3 THE MONGOLOIDS (83)      390 371 21 51.2   3/ 2 THE MONGOLOIDS (83)       7  6 0
 4- 4*BREWERS (489)              3   3  0 50.0   4/ 7*FANGS (469)               4  5 1
 5/ 5*FANGS (469)               14  15  2 48.3   5- 4*DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (492)   3  7 0
 6/ 6 BLUE MOON (381)          472 595 14 44.2   6- 5 DARK WARDS (451)          2  0 0
 7- 7*DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (492)    6   9  0 40.0   7- 6*BREWERS (489)             1  1 0
 8- 8 KARNHORN KARNAGE (382)     8  19  0 29.6   8- 8 KARNHORN KARNAGE (382)    0  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[ Blue Moon ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     Blue Blotto looked wistfully at his bottle, which was still a quarter full, then
turned away, squaring his shoulders.  "Okay, let's do it," he muttered.
     "You don't have to come," Ultorino repeated.
     "Yes, I do have to.  Someone has to keep you out of trouble."
     Ultorino snorted.  "Oh, like YOU are such a sterling example?"
     Blotto looked down his nose at his shorter teammate.  "Some insults I ignore,"
he said.  "Unless you plan to stand around talking all night, I suggest we go NOW."
     "All right all right all right," Ultorino muttered.  He buttoned his coat and
pulled a knit cap down over his ears; the night was a cold one.  Slung his sword's
baldric over his shoulder and picked up a stout staff, because there was dirty work
afoot in Zukal.  At least there would be moonlight to see by.  He opened his mouth to
make some final comment, some great exit line, but none occurred to him, so he shut
it again.  Exit lines weren't everything, and if he thought of a good one later,
well, there'd be other exits.
     They slipped out the rear door of the guildhouse into an alley full of shadows.
Ultorino knew it looked furtive, but how else to be private?  This was the kind of
neighborhood that noticed everything and embroidered it freely.  Why Jorja couldn't
get them quarters in a better part of town...?  Well, okay, she said it was because
they weren't good enough to afford better, but maybe if they had a better place to
live, they'd live up to it and fight better.  Circular thinking either way, of
course, and what was wrong with that?  Some of his favorite concepts were circular.
     Ultorino sneaked a look at Blotto, looming beside him.  At six-four himself, he
wasn't used to being loomed over.  It was intimidating.  He tried to imagine Blotto
living in a better neighborhood and couldn't.  Some things just weren't going to
happen, no matter what.  Oh, well.
     A shadow twitched in the alley.  "Hsst!  Over here.  What took you ssso long?"
     "None of your business.  Did you get what I asked for?"
     "Yesss.  Ssseventy-three Bent Lane.  Over the candle ssshop.  It'sss being
watched."
     "Thanks."  Coins changed hands, clinking faintly.  The twitching shadow faded
into other shadows and melted away completely.
     "Bent Lane," Blotto muttered.  "That makes this place look classy."
     "You want to encounter mysterious strangers," Ultorino said, "you have to go
where they are."

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
ZUKAL brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Later days, 70'S CHILD, since BLUE 
MOON took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  FANGS turned their 
1-1-0 turn into a 4th place rank in the listings this turn.  Any better than this, 
and you get put on hit lists.  Gee, I'm impressed, a 4-1-0 is nice, but don't get 
cocky, BLUE MOON, the Fates teach humility, and the Fates are proud.  Of course, 
we're all terribly impressed to see NAHTALEE win a fight and gain 16 points, 
terribly.  Tsk, tsk, DENTINE beat WOW and WOW lost 13 points.  You're breakin' my 
heart.  Our last turn's Duelmaster has lost, folks, lost to KHALHUMS DWARF, and STEEV 
has made the way for a new Duelmaster!  With STEEV clearing the throne, THE 
MONGOLOIDS of NAHTALEE takes a proud seat as ZUKAL's new Duelmaster, by virtue of 
recognition points.  Kickbacks and bribes, kickbacks and bribes, how else do you 
think some of these guys win their fights?  Skill?  Ha!   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.  BLUE MOON, I suppose you'll be glad to know you were 
this turn's most avoided team.  Care to know who is the most afraid of you?  And who 
led the way in this mass act of cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was 
70'S CHILD.  Ha ha ha ha!  Ooh, I'm frightfully impressed, BLU JON was this turn's 
most challenged warrior.  Watch that ego swell, sports fans.   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for ZUKAL's 
morgue.  More variety.  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only shines through use.  
Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     There's got to be a better place in ZUKAL to get a drink than The Blue Boar Inn! 
Any suggestions?  Phlllt!  Just had to do that before I leave the fine city of ZUKAL. 
I feel much better now.  Glad to see the back of this place-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NAHTALEE 4871                11   6  0    87       THE MONGOLOIDS (83)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STEEV 4936                    9   6  0    84       THE MONGOLOIDS (83)
 TONKA 5198                    7   1  0    74       70'S CHILD (479)
 ULTORINO 5244                13  17  1    71       BLUE MOON (381)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLUE BLOTTO 5262             13   8  1    64       BLUE MOON (381)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-NOSFERATU 4946                8   8  0    55       DARK WARDS (451)
 BLU JON 5308                  5   6  1    40       BLUE MOON (381)
-TOREADOR 4948                 8   8  1    39       DARK WARDS (451)
-VENTRIIE 4987                 4   2  0    36       DARK WARDS (451)
 INCISOR 5185                  3   2  0    36       FANGS (469)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DENTINE 5099                  4   3  1    33       FANGS (469)
 MATCHBOX CARS 5195            4   0  0    33       70'S CHILD (479)
-EXPENDABLE YOUTH 4200         4   2  0    30       KARNHORN KARNAGE (382)
 ATARI 2600 5330               3   0  0    28       70'S CHILD (479)
 WILYUM 4935                   6   9  0    27       THE MONGOLOIDS (83)
 DONAHUE 5197                  3   4  0    26       70'S CHILD (479)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ENAMEL 5101                   4   1  0    22       FANGS (469)
-BLOOD SUGAR BABY 4605         3   4  0    21       KARNHORN KARNAGE (382)
 TIKO BEN 5320                 2   6  0    21       BLUE MOON (381)
-BRUJAH 5000                   4   0  0    20       DARK WARDS (451)
-GANGREL 4999                  4   0  0    19       DARK WARDS (451)
-HOLY DECEPTION 4195           0   2  0    18       KARNHORN KARNAGE (382)
-BILL HALL 5294                1   1  0    16       BREWERS (489)
-HORRID HAMSTER 5323           2   1  0    14       DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (492)
-FRAGRANT FERRET 5324          2   1  0    14       DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (492)
-DD 5295                       1   0  0    11       BREWERS (489)
 WOW 5329                      3   1  0    10       THE MONGOLOIDS (83)
-CROWN 5103                    2   3  1    10       FANGS (469)
 G.I. JOE 5331                 2   0  0    10       70'S CHILD (479)
-WE TODD IT 5208               1   0  0     9       KARNHORN KARNAGE (382)
 BLUETTE 5328                  2   2  0     8       BLUE MOON (381)
-EL CABALLO 5296               1   1  0     8       BREWERS (489)
-ROOT 5102                     1   4  0     7       FANGS (469)
-CAVEMAN 5293                  0   1  0     7       BREWERS (489)
-TEXAS JACKALOPE 5325          1   2  0     5       DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (492)
-BRAWNY BEAVER 5327            1   2  0     5       DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (492)
 BHUBHA 5287                   0   1  0     1       THE MONGOLOIDS (83)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
MYSTIC MINK 5326       0  3 0 DOC LEGRAND'S LAB 492 DENTINE 5099          558         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Nahtalee -- Young woman, you need to clear your mind of this frivolity and turn it to
serious matters!  The new year is bringing some truly dire situations upon us, and
all must turn out to battle the Evil Forces! -- Blue Blotto

Nahtalee -- No idea what he's been drinking lately. -- Blu Jon

Horrid Hamster -- I think the worst part is that carroty hair with your eye-searingly
purple-and-green surcoat.  Blinding, that is. -- Blu Jon

Fragrant Ferret -- Yes, a definite whiff of O d antique cabbage.  Does it count as a
"breath weapon"? -- Tiko Ben, nearly overcome and a little nauseous anyway

Incisor -- Ah, good thing I borrowed that drill before the fight, hmm?  And then,
when I'd drilled out all the bad stuff, I, so to speak, crowned you, eh? -- Ultorino,
considering dentistry as a Day Job

Convicted Thief -- Bad Thief, BAD! -- Bluette
P.S.  Which one are you?

Dr. Doom -- Each person or victim meeting THEIR doom is one thing, but you want them
all to meet YOUR doom, which is another thing entirely. -- Jorja

Gangrel -- You have a status in Zukal?  This is news to me. -- Blu Jon

Toreador -- I don't see a disguise, all I see is you.  ALL of you.  Wow. -- Blue
Blotto

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

NAHTALEE bested TONKA in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge Title fight.
MATCHBOX CARS won victory over WILYUM in a 2 minute Challenge battle.
DONAHUE was viciously subdued by BLU JON in a popular 1 minute Challenge match.
ATARI 2600 devastated BLUETTE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
STEEV was luckily beaten by KHALHUMS DWARF in a 2 minute bloody match.
ULTORINO devastated DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided duel.
BLUE BLOTTO overpowered INCISOR in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
DENTINE overpowered WOW in a 1 minute uneven melee.
TIKO BEN won victory over CULT MEMBER in a action packed 1 minute duel.
G.I. JOE defeated BHUBHA in a popular 3 minute beginner's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         TOTAL PARRY       11 -   4 -  0      73  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         WALL OF STEEL     22 -   9 -  0      71  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -   7 -  2      68  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         AIMED BLOW         5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         BASHING ATTACK    18 -  17 -  0      51  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   5 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         LUNGING ATTACK     8 -  16 -  1      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 559 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:

BASHING ATTACK     4 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  2         2  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1     AIMED BLOW         0 -  2         2  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    NAHTALEE 4871              11   6  0   87 THE MONGOLOIDS (83)
STRIKING ATTACK  STEEV 4936                  9   6  0   84 THE MONGOLOIDS (83)
AIMED BLOW       TONKA 5198                  7   1  0   74 70'S CHILD (479)
BASHING ATTACK   BLUE BLOTTO 5262           13   8  1   64 BLUE MOON (381)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ULTORINO 5244.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was BHUBHA 5287.  The ten other most popular fighters were ULTORINO 5244, BLU JON 
5308, STEEV 4936, WILYUM 4935, TIKO BEN 5320, NAHTALEE 4871, TONKA 5198, DONAHUE 
5197, ATARI 2600 5330, and BLUE BLOTTO 5262.

The least popular fighter this week was G.I. JOE 5331.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were WOW 5329, BLUETTE 5328, DENTINE 5099, INCISOR 5185, MATCHBOX CARS 5195, 
BLUE BLOTTO 5262, ATARI 2600 5330, DONAHUE 5197, TONKA 5198, and NAHTALEE 4871.