DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/17/2007    Duedate: 04/30/2007

ZUKAL ARENA

DM-9    TURN-566

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ULTORINO
BLUE MOON (381)
(9-5244) [16-21-1,77]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ULTORINO                       POSITION IS EMPTY
BLUE MOON (381)                
(9-5244) [16-21-1,77]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ULTORINO                       KIHMBULEE
BLUE MOON (381)                THE MONGOLOIDS (83)
(9-5244) [16-21-1,77]          (9-5353) [2-0-1,25]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE MONGOLOIDS (83)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ARENA FELINES (433)         20
2. FANGS (469)                 18      ARENA FELINES (433)
3. THE MONGOLOIDS (83)         16      Unchartered Team
4. BLUE MOON (381)              0
5. 70'S CHILD (479)             0      THE UNTOUCHABLES (179)

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)          27   9  0 75.0   1/ 1 THE MONGOLOIDS (83)       8  6 1
 2/ 0 ARENA FELINES (433)      219 127 17 63.3   2/ 3 BLUE MOON (381)           5 10 0
 3/ 2 THE MONGOLOIDS (83)      409 384 22 51.6   3- 2 70'S CHILD (479)          4  0 0
 4/ 3 FANGS (469)               19  18  2 51.4   4/ 0 ARENA FELINES (433)       3  1 0
 5/ 4 BLUE MOON (381)          487 615 14 44.2   5/ 4 FANGS (469)               2  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.

     Well, Steev, I was glad to be able to send you off with a win.  And I assure
you, it was MUCH better that you did not go into Bent Lane on your last night in
Zukal.  It might well have ended up your last night ANYWHERE.  We would not have
wanted that, not any of us, not even Ultorino.  Travel well, and don't worry about
anything left behind; I'll bring it when I come.

                                    Blue Blotto

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of ZUKAL!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Not for nothing has BLUE BLOTTO 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!   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In ZUKAL "art" is a word that has long 
since passed from the language!  A match that raised a few eyebrows at the games this 
week, it seems that WOW posted a challenge against the more highly recognized BLU 
JON.  The results, you ask?  Well, the firebrand WOW subdued BLU JON.  Remember 
warriors, this is the discipline of steel.   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  The warrior's path is harsh.  For mediocrity there 
is but one reward--death.  This past week TIKO BEN, at 3-12-0, departed ZUKAL 
forever.  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 ZUKAL.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  Sadly warriors, now longer can I 
keep thy company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  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                  
 ULTORINO 5244                16  21  1    77       BLUE MOON (381)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TONKA 5198                    8   3  0    69       70'S CHILD (479)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ME-OUCH 5248                  5   3  0    65       ARENA FELINES (433)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 INCISOR 5185                  6   3  0    54       FANGS (469)
 MAINE COON 5202               9   8  3    53       ARENA FELINES (433)
 BOO BOO KITTY 5247            7   4  0    50       ARENA FELINES (433)
-ATARI 2600 5330               5   0  0    45       70'S CHILD (479)
 BLUETTE 5328                  7   4  0    44       BLUE MOON (381)
 WILYUM 4935                   9  13  0    40       THE MONGOLOIDS (83)
 WOW 5329                      7   4  0    38       THE MONGOLOIDS (83)
-MATCHBOX CARS 5195            5   0  0    36       70'S CHILD (479)
-DONAHUE 5197                  4   4  0    35       70'S CHILD (479)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLU JON 5308                  7  11  1    33       BLUE MOON (381)
 DENTINE 5099                  6   5  1    27       FANGS (469)
 KIHMBULEE 5353                2   0  1    25       THE MONGOLOIDS (83)
-G.I. JOE 5331                 4   0  0    24       70'S CHILD (479)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ENAMEL 5101                   4   1  0    22       FANGS (469)
 MERE CAT 5307                 2   0  0    20       ARENA FELINES (433)
 TIHMUTHEE 5352                1   1  0    13       THE MONGOLOIDS (83)
-CROWN 5103                    2   3  1    10       FANGS (469)
-ROOT 5102                     1   4  0     7       FANGS (469)
 FRIEDERIKE 5354               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?
TIKO BEN 5320          3 12 0 BLUE MOON 381         KIHMBULEE 5353        566         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Kung-Fu Master!  Gods, I hate that man.  He's probably got the "special aimed-blow
enhancement" I keep hearing about!  Secret powers, an aura of invincibility, and he
LEANS on it, damn him! -- Ultorino

Incisor -- Oh, dear, you look like... like a BEAVER with your teeth like that.  You
probably need to go gnaw on some trees to wear them down a little. -- Bluette
P.S.  Be kind of embarrassing, to trip over your own teeth, wouldn't it?

Why is it that the Userous Merchant will NOT believe that it wasn't ME who contracted
that debt?  After all, what would I do with money?  What would I spend it on?  I have
food, shelter, clothing, employment.  It's enough. -- Blu Jon

Wow -- Yeah. -- Tiko Ben
P.S.  How about that trick, eh?  It isn't everybody who can surrender gracefully when
lying on his face.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

WOW unbelievably bested BLU JON in a 2 minute bloody Challenge fight.
KIHMBULEE viciously butchered TIKO BEN in a 2 minute Challenge battle.
BLUE BLOTTO vanquished VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
ULTORINO overpowered BOO BOO KITTY in a 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
WILYUM was devastated by INCISOR in a popular 1 minute uneven brawl.
ME-OUCH devastated BLUETTE in a 1 minute mismatched match.
MAINE COON handily defeated CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute uneven fight.
DENTINE won victory over TIHMUTHEE in a popular 1 minute expert vs. beginner duel.
MERE CAT vanquished FRIEDERIKE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         TOTAL PARRY       14 -   4 -  0      78  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -   8 -  0      65  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW         9 -   6 -  1      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         WALL OF STEEL     10 -   9 -  0      53  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK    17 -  21 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         LUNGING ATTACK     7 -  14 -  1      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 566 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     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  3         4  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  ME-OUCH 5248                5   3  0   65 ARENA FELINES (433)
AIMED BLOW       INCISOR 5185                6   3  0   54 FANGS (469)
SLASHING ATTACK  BLUETTE 5328                7   4  0   44 BLUE MOON (381)
TOTAL PARRY      WOW 5329                    7   4  0   38 THE MONGOLOIDS (83)
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 KIHMBULEE 5353.  The ten other most popular fighters were BLU JON 5308, INCISOR 
5185, DENTINE 5099, WOW 5329, TIKO BEN 5320, ULTORINO 5244, ME-OUCH 5248, MERE CAT 
5307, WILYUM 4935, and MAINE COON 5202.

The least popular fighter this week was FRIEDERIKE 5354.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BLUETTE 5328, BOO BOO KITTY 5247, TIHMUTHEE 5352, MAINE COON 5202, 
WILYUM 4935, MERE CAT 5307, ME-OUCH 5248, ULTORINO 5244, TIKO BEN 5320, and WOW 5329.

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

BLUE BLOTTO (9-5262) BLUE MOON (381)

               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