DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/29/2007    Duedate: 06/11/2007

ZUKAL ARENA

DM-9    TURN-569

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BRUJAH
DARK WARDS (451)
(9-5000) [7-0-0,74]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BRUJAH                         SILVER BULLET
DARK WARDS (451)               BEERBARIANS (493)
(9-5000) [7-0-0,74]            (9-5334) [3-0-0,40]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ULTORINO                       BLU JON
BLUE MOON (381)                BLUE MOON (381)
(9-5244) [16-24-1,73]          (9-5308) [7-14-1,36]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARK WARDS (451)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DARK WARDS (451)            23
2. BEERBARIANS (493)           15      DARK WARDS (451)
3. FANGS (469)                 13      Unchartered Team
4. BLUE MOON (381)              9
5. RAGE OF ANGELS (495)         0      BEERBARIANS (493)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2*BEERBARIANS (493)          3   0  0  100   1/ 2 DARK WARDS (451)         10  2 0
 2/ 1*RAGE OF ANGELS (495)       4   2  0 66.7   2/ 3*RAGE OF ANGELS (495)      4  2 0
 3- 3 ARENA FELINES (433)      223 130 17 63.2   3- 1 ARENA FELINES (433)       4  3 0
 4/ 4 DARK WARDS (451)          66  50  2 56.9   4/ 6*BEERBARIANS (493)         3  0 0
 5/ 6 FANGS (469)               22  21  2 51.2   5/ 4 FANGS (469)               3  3 0
 6/ 7 BLUE MOON (381)          489 628 15 43.8   6/ 5 BLUE MOON (381)           2 13 1

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of ZUKAL!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Former top team ARENA FELINES was unseated 
this week as DARK WARDS moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top spot with a 4-0-0 
record for the round.  SILVER BULLET caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial 
commission as he skillfully bested BLUETTE and was awarded 15 points in recognition.  
In one of the week's more notable duels, SILVER BULLET put down BLUETTE, causing her 
to lose 5 points of recognition in the process.  Due to his absence and inability to 
defend the throne, ME-OUCH has lost the title of Duelmaster.  This time victory fell 
to the grasp of the usurper.  All hail BRUJAH, Duelmaster of ZUKAL!  Informants 
"close" to the city champion have told me that he never fights without pantyhose on 
beneath his armor.  Watch out!   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In ZUKAL "art" is a word that has long 
since passed from the language!  ZUKAL, city of gladiators!  Mighty among the names 
of thy guilds is THE MONGOLOIDS, a guild shunned and avoided by many in the weekly 
duels.  If you didn't look down dark alleys you'd have been hard pressed to find any 
of DARK WARDS last week.  Busy avoiding THE MONGOLOIDS?  Mighty fighters cannot but 
expect competition from those below.  DENTINE take warning!  You have more than a few 
enemies in ZUKAL.  I can not but mention with disdain the name of VENTRIIE who this 
week posted a challenge to a warrior a full 8 points below in the rankings.  I 
thought VENTRIIE showed great skill and promise when he subdued BLU JON.  All right, 
so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  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:  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                  
 BRUJAH 5000                   7   0  0    74       DARK WARDS (451)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ME-OUCH 5248                  7   3  0    81       ARENA FELINES (433)
 ULTORINO 5244                16  24  1    73       BLUE MOON (381)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-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)
 INCISOR 5185                  8   4  0    52       FANGS (469)
 TOREADOR 4948                10   9  1    48       DARK WARDS (451)
-BOO BOO KITTY 5247            7   5  0    47       ARENA FELINES (433)
 VENTRIIE 4987                 7   2  0    47       DARK WARDS (451)
 SILVER BULLET 5334            3   0  0    40       BEERBARIANS (493)
 BLU JON 5308                  7  14  1    36       BLUE MOON (381)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MADNESS 5346                  2   1  0    32       RAGE OF ANGELS (495)
 DENTINE 5099                  7   7  1    31       FANGS (469)
 BLUETTE 5328                  7   7  0    28       BLUE MOON (381)
 GANGREL 4999                  6   1  0    25       DARK WARDS (451)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ENAMEL 5101                   4   1  0    22       FANGS (469)
 WICKED 5343                   2   1  0    17       RAGE OF ANGELS (495)
 BLUBELLE 5355                 1   2  1    16       BLUE MOON (381)
 BLEU BONET 5356               1   2  0    14       BLUE MOON (381)
-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)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
CONVICTED THIEF 604    0  1 0   1                   BLUBELLE 5355         569 NONE    

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

Me-Ouch -- I WANT you.  Me make you say ouch! -- Brujah

Madness -- That was madness and you shall pay. -- Gangrel

Bluette -- You were dancing the Mexican Hat Dance, while I was into the Rumba. --
Toreador

Blu Jon -- THAT was fulfilling. -- Ventriie

Me-Ouch -- You damned skill-snatcher!  Is that any kind of way to behave?  You're a
pill. -- Ultorino
P.S.  And do NOT rip up that couch!  Where will we put the potatoes if you do?

Toreador -- (wincing)  Olay. -- Bluette
P.S.  Isn't there something rather OILY about that?  Maybe you should change your
tune, get some pants that weren't spray-painted on, and be friendly and helpful to
other gladiators, letting them win and teaching them lots of skills.  You'd probably
be a lot happier if you did.

Ventriie -- I always think of you as some kind of bad handwriting, you know?  Like
maybe you should have been Ventrue or Ventrhe or something.  And it's the pits,
because I'm going along doing fine, and I get to thinking about stuff like that, and
the next thing I know, you've smacked me upside the head and won the fight.  This is
depressing. -- Blu Jon

Wicked -- As a kind of raging angel?  Hmm.  (several seconds of silence)  This is
maybe a fallen angel?  I mean, I can see why the Good Guy angels might rage, heck,
look at the world, anybody might rage!  But not WICKEDLY.  So...yeah, you gotta be a
fallen angel.  Whew, glad I got that figured out! -- Blubelle

Honestly!  I cannot imagine why they send the Persistent Beggar out onto the sands.
He hasn't got a CLUE. -- Bleu Bonet

Bleu Bonet -- You are a rude and coarse young female.  Strike the beggars if
necessary, and I suppose you must, but there is no need at all to strike them THERE.
-- Padrian, Speaker for the Beggars' Guild

Bluette -- I don't see why everyone keeps harping on how much we eat.  We have highly
active metabolisms.  Being an orc takes a lot of energy.  You wouldn't want to starve
us, would you? -- Geroge Zoar, Free Orc

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BRUJAH bested ULTORINO in a 1 minute bloody Challenge Title fight.
VENTRIIE unbelievably bested BLU JON in a action packed 2 minute Challenge battle.
MADNESS was luckily beaten by TOREADOR in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
SILVER BULLET devastated BLUETTE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
GANGREL defeated BLEU BONET in a 3 minute bloody Challenge match.
INCISOR devastated FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
DENTINE bested WICKED in a crowd pleasing 1 minute bloody match.
BLUBELLE assassinated CONVICTED THIEF 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                  3         TOTAL PARRY       12 -   4 -  0      75  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         STRIKING ATTACK   21 -   9 -  0      70  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         AIMED BLOW         9 -   6 -  2      60  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL      8 -   7 -  0      53  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   7 -  0      46  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         LUNGING ATTACK     7 -   9 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK     9 -  18 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 569 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     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         6  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  BRUJAH 5000                 7   0  0   74 DARK WARDS (451)
AIMED BLOW       INCISOR 5185                8   4  0   52 FANGS (469)
PARRY-LUNGE      TOREADOR 4948              10   9  1   48 DARK WARDS (451)
TOTAL PARRY      VENTRIIE 4987               7   2  0   47 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 BLU JON 5308.  The ten other most popular fighters were BLEU BONET 5356, DENTINE 
5099, BRUJAH 5000, VENTRIIE 4987, MADNESS 5346, TOREADOR 4948, GANGREL 4999, INCISOR 
5185, BLUBELLE 5355, and SILVER BULLET 5334.

The least popular fighter this week was WICKED 5343.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BLUETTE 5328, ULTORINO 5244, SILVER BULLET 5334, BLUBELLE 5355, INCISOR 
5185, GANGREL 4999, TOREADOR 4948, MADNESS 5346, VENTRIIE 4987, and BRUJAH 5000.