DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/15/2007    Duedate: 05/28/2007

ZUKAL ARENA

DM-9    TURN-568

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ME-OUCH
ARENA FELINES (433)
(9-5248) [7-3-0,81]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ME-OUCH                        MADNESS
ARENA FELINES (433)            RAGE OF ANGELS (495)
(9-5248) [7-3-0,81]            (9-5346) [2-0-0,33]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ULTORINO                       MADNESS
BLUE MOON (381)                RAGE OF ANGELS (495)
(9-5244) [16-23-1,72]          (9-5346) [2-0-0,33]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ARENA FELINES (433)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DARK WARDS (451)            29
2. ARENA FELINES (433)         17      ARENA FELINES (433)
3. RAGE OF ANGELS (495)        14      Unchartered Team
4. BLUE MOON (381)             13
5. BEERBARIANS (493)            8      RAGE OF ANGELS (495)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*RAGE OF ANGELS (495)       4   0  0  100   1/ 2 ARENA FELINES (433)       7  4 0
 2/ 2*BEERBARIANS (493)          2   0  0  100   2/ 3 DARK WARDS (451)          6  2 0
 3/ 3 ARENA FELINES (433)      223 130 17 63.2   3/ 6*RAGE OF ANGELS (495)      4  0 0
 4/ 4 DARK WARDS (451)          62  50  2 55.4   4/ 4 FANGS (469)               3  3 0
 5- 5 THE MONGOLOIDS (83)      409 384 22 51.6   5/ 5 BLUE MOON (381)           3 12 0
 6/ 6 FANGS (469)               20  21  2 48.8   6/ 7*BEERBARIANS (493)         2  0 0
 7/ 7 BLUE MOON (381)          488 624 14 43.9   7- 1 THE MONGOLOIDS (83)       2  3 1

    '*'   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.

     Kung-Fu Master?  When have I had time to study Kung-Fu?  WHY would I study it?
Since I wasn't set up to use the aimed blow style, it would be pointless.

                                     Ultorino

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly ZUKAL games.  Former top team THE MONGOLOIDS was 
unseated this week as ARENA FELINES moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top spot 
with a 2-1-0 record for the round.  Fortune did not smile upon THE MONGOLOIDS this 
time out who this turn suffered a fall into 7th position in the wake of a 0-0-0 
round.  Warriors--remember that glory waits always around the corner!  Witness how 
this week RAGE OF ANGELS went 2-0-0 to move up 3 in the rankings.  Did only my eyes 
note the 3-1-0 record which DARK WARDS managed to post this round?  I don't doubt 
that such a record will draw challengers!  The city has turned out in honor of 
ME-OUCH, for with his arena victory he may now lay claim to the highest position in 
the city!  Informants "close" to the city champion have told me that he never fights 
without pantyhose on beneath his armor.  Watch out!   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city ZUKAL.  My inside sources tell me that the team to beat in ZUKAL these 
days is FANGS.  At least, most blades in town are looking to avoid them.  Methinks 
more than a few here could name the guild it was that spent the better part of last 
week avoiding FANGS.  Indeed it was DARK WARDS.  Loose talk at the arena has reached 
my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters are after INCISOR.  
Watch your back!  A match that raised a few eyebrows at the games this week, it seems 
that BRUJAH posted a TV challenge against the more highly recognized INCISOR.  The 
results, you ask?  Well, the firebrand BRUJAH won victory over INCISOR.  Remember 
warriors, this is the discipline of steel.  I can not but mention with disdain the 
name of SILVER BULLET who this week posted a challenge to a warrior a full 10 points 
below in the rankings.  I thought SILVER BULLET showed great skill and promise when 
he defeated MERE CAT.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers the 
miserable with fortune but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     The girls are as pretty in ZUKAL as ever I remembered them....and the fighters 
as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  More than a sharp eye must I keep, indeed 
a stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari await me!  
Till next we meet remember - the pen is mightier than the sword, but a maul is a 
different story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ME-OUCH 5248                  7   3  0    81       ARENA FELINES (433)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ULTORINO 5244                16  23  1    72       BLUE MOON (381)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRUJAH 5000                   6   0  0    64       DARK WARDS (451)
 MAINE COON 5202              11   8  3    59       ARENA FELINES (433)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-NOSFERATU 4946                8   8  0    55       DARK WARDS (451)
-BOO BOO KITTY 5247            7   5  0    47       ARENA FELINES (433)
 TOREADOR 4948                 9   9  1    44       DARK WARDS (451)
 INCISOR 5185                  7   4  0    43       FANGS (469)
 VENTRIIE 4987                 6   2  0    43       DARK WARDS (451)
-WILYUM 4935                   9  13  0    40       THE MONGOLOIDS (83)
-WOW 5329                      7   4  0    38       THE MONGOLOIDS (83)
 BLU JON 5308                  7  13  1    35       BLUE MOON (381)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLUETTE 5328                  7   6  0    33       BLUE MOON (381)
 MADNESS 5346                  2   0  0    33       RAGE OF ANGELS (495)
 DENTINE 5099                  6   7  1    27       FANGS (469)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KIHMBULEE 5353                2   0  1    25       THE MONGOLOIDS (83)
 SILVER BULLET 5334            2   0  0    25       BEERBARIANS (493)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ENAMEL 5101                   4   1  0    22       FANGS (469)
 GANGREL 4999                  5   1  0    20       DARK WARDS (451)
 WICKED 5343                   2   0  0    16       RAGE OF ANGELS (495)
 BLEU BONET 5356               1   1  0    16       BLUE MOON (381)
-TIHMUTHEE 5352                1   1  0    13       THE MONGOLOIDS (83)
-CROWN 5103                    2   3  1    10       FANGS (469)
 MERE CAT 5307                 2   2  0     8       ARENA FELINES (433)
-ROOT 5102                     1   4  0     7       FANGS (469)
 BLUBELLE 5355                 0   2  0     2       BLUE MOON (381)
-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

Incisor -- You must be good.  I'd cut my eye tooth to have you.  Instead, I will cut
out your heart. -- Brujah

Ah.  I captured an orc.  I admit he's a great dancer, but...feeding him is a never-
ending task.  I cannot BELIEVE how much he eats and never puts on a pound!  It makes
me so jealous! -- Bluette

Ventriie -- Oh, sorry, I was just checking out this jug Blue Blotto left behind.
Fiiine stuff, let me tell you, but it does seem to do something for my concentration.
-- Blu Jon
P.S.  Not that I'm DRUNK, mind!  I can say my esses perfectly well!

Silver Bullet -- Oh... you're too short for me.  At least, that's what everyone says.
-- Bleu Bonet
P.S.  Are you any relation to the Silver Bullet who runs a team in Dal Shang?

Wicked -- Wow, I didn't know angels had beards!  Doesn't it blow around when you fly
and get all tangled? -- Blubelle

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

BRUJAH devastated INCISOR in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
SILVER BULLET vanquished MERE CAT in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
MADNESS savagely defeated GANGREL in a action packed 6 minute bloody Challenge fight.
ULTORINO was devastated by ME-OUCH in a 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
MAINE COON demolished DENTINE in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
TOREADOR slimly won victory over BLUETTE in a 2 minute fight.
VENTRIIE bested BLU JON in a 2 minute match.
WICKED bested BLUBELLE in a 3 minute competition.
BLEU BONET overpowered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute uneven melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         TOTAL PARRY       13 -   4 -  0      76  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK   20 -   9 -  0      69  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         WALL OF STEEL      8 -   8 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW         7 -   8 -  1      47  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK    13 -  17 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         LUNGING ATTACK     7 -  10 -  0      41  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 568 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:

PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  2         5  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  2         3  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  ME-OUCH 5248                7   3  0   81 ARENA FELINES (433)
AIMED BLOW       INCISOR 5185                7   4  0   43 FANGS (469)
TOTAL PARRY      VENTRIIE 4987               6   2  0   43 DARK WARDS (451)
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 MADNESS 5346.  The ten other most popular fighters were BRUJAH 5000, ME-OUCH 
5248, BLUETTE 5328, BLU JON 5308, SILVER BULLET 5334, MAINE COON 5202, TOREADOR 4948, 
VENTRIIE 4987, WICKED 5343, and BLUBELLE 5355.

The least popular fighter this week was DENTINE 5099.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ULTORINO 5244, GANGREL 4999, MERE CAT 5307, INCISOR 5185, BLEU BONET 
5356, BLUBELLE 5355, WICKED 5343, VENTRIIE 4987, TOREADOR 4948, and MAINE COON 5202.