DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/10/2007    Duedate: 01/23/2007

RIZTAB ARENA

DM-12    TURN-559

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

KALEN
STEEL THUNDER (630)
(12-6418) [19-11-0,135]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

KALEN                          JASPER
STEEL THUNDER (630)            COLD IRON BLOWS (637)
(12-6418) [19-11-0,135]        (12-6566) [4-0-0,32]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LOSING IS FUN                  MACHIAVELLI
WHO DA MAN? (623)              DREAMERS (142)
(12-6330) [15-11-0,97]         (12-6440) [11-8-0,93]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

COLD IRON BLOWS (637)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. HIGH JINKS (584)            37
2. DREAMERS (142)              30      THE NORTH (554)
3. THE NORTH (554)             16      Unchartered Team
4. WHO DA MAN? (623)           15
5. COLD IRON BLOWS (637)       10      COLD IRON BLOWS (637)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*INCUBUS (594)              7   1  0 87.5   1/ 1*COLD IRON BLOWS (637)    10  3 0
 2/ 2 THE NORTH (554)           12   5  1 70.6   2/ 5 HIGH JINKS (584)          9  6 1
 3/ 4*COLD IRON BLOWS (637)     13   9  0 59.1   3/ 2 DREAMERS (142)            9  6 0
 4/ 3 CULTS-R-US (624)          86  64  1 57.3   4/ 6 STEEL THUNDER (630)       8  7 2
 5- 5 ERRATA (604)              22  21  1 51.2   5/ 4 CULTS-R-US (624)          7  8 0
 6/ 7 HIGH JINKS (584)         200 197 12 50.4   6/ 3 ICE AGE (639)             5  8 0
 7/ 8 DREAMERS (142)           %1095 %1117 86 49.5   7/ 7 SWEET MAGIC (267)         4 11 0
 8/ 9 ICE AGE (639)             16  23  0 41.0   8/11 THE NORTH (554)           2  0 0
 9/10 STEEL THUNDER (630)       88 137  9 39.1   9/10 WHO DA MAN? (623)         2  4 0
10/11 SWEET MAGIC (267)        433 754 11 36.5  10-12*INCUBUS (594)             1  0 0
11/12 WHO DA MAN? (623)         18  34  0 34.6  11- 9 ERRATA (604)              1  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

          + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Something in the Water ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     "Well, why AREN'T you going to the Isle?" Sweet Betsey demanded.  "I thought
that was the whole idea of the gladiator thing."
     Alourshin shook her head and leaned back on the bench, enjoying the unseasonably
spring-like breeze.  "The whole idea of the 'gladiating thing' is to SURVIVE it.  I
have.  Now I can get out of the game alive.  I've wanted to retire for a long time,
but I never saw any point in DYING to do it."
     "But--"
     "You see that island out there?"  Alourshin pointed across the water.  There
were several small islands in this part of the lake, rocky humps with trees and bits
of old buildings.  People said, well SOME people said, that they were the remains of
what had been the waterfront a long time ago, before earth movements had...deepened
the lake, or lowered the land, or raised the water, or whatever.  Tokken M'Krok
claimed title to three of them, and various other people and institutions had claims,
some of those claims being stronger and some weaker.  "That island is officially the
property of the arena here in Riztab--don't ask how, it's a really long story--and
arenamaster Rillion has agreed to lease it to me for a nominal fee."  She paused.  "I
think he just wants a caretaker, really, to make it clear to M'Krok that the arena is
hanging onto it."
     Betsey looked at the island, then turned an incredulous gaze on her teammate.
"You're going THERE?  You're going to LIVE there?"
     "Yes.  It isn't the end of the earth, Bets.  I'll have a boat, I know how to
row, I know how to swim, I won't be TRAPPED there or anything!"
     "But what about..." Betsey lowered her voice, "lake monsters?"
     Alourshin opened her mouth to assert that lake monsters were mythical, then
closed it again.  They WERE mythical, of course, she even knew what mythos they
belonged to.  But that didn't mean they weren't real, too.  "I'll be careful," she
said.

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly RIZTAB games.  Warriors--remember that glory waits 
always around the corner!  Witness how this week HIGH JINKS went 4-1-1 to move up 3 
in the rankings.  EPICURIOUS caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as 
he skillfully bested IRONSTORM and was awarded 24 points in recognition.  In one of 
the week's more notable duels, EPICURIOUS put down IRONSTORM, causing him to lose 20 
points of recognition in the process.  Not for nothing has KALEN in the past laid 
claim to the Duelmaster's throne, and this week he's proven his combat skill yet 
again.  No confirmation, but my sources claim that the top team has gained their 
position using magical aids.  Charmed weapons perhaps?   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city RIZTAB.  RIZTAB, city of gladiators!  Mighty among the names of thy 
guilds is DREAMERS, a guild shunned and avoided by many in the weekly duels.  
Apparently the stalwarts of CULTS-R-US are catching the bulk of jests down at the 
challenging board for their large share of the avoids.  Loose talk at the arena has 
reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters are after 
LEIBNIZ.  Watch your back!  A match that raised a few eyebrows at the games this 
week, it seems that MANGY POLECAT posted a challenge against the more highly 
recognized LEIBNIZ.  The results, you ask?  Well, the firebrand MANGY POLECAT was 
overcame by LEIBNIZ.  Remember warriors, this is the discipline of steel.   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  My condolences to ICE AGE for their loss 
of a very promising warrior, BLING BLING.  BLING BLING went to doom before the arms 
of MISSY MOSSY, a warrior of HIGH JINKS.  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and 
assassins.  In the arena there is only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     The girls are as pretty in RIZTAB 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                  
 KALEN 6418                   19  11  0   135       STEEL THUNDER (630)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ALEX SCHIMMELFENNIG 5748     12   4  1   134       THE NORTH (554)
 UGLY EDDIE 6370              15  10  1   107       HIGH JINKS (584)
 LOSING IS FUN 6330           15  11  0    97       WHO DA MAN? (623)
-MEGALOMANIAC 5989             7   1  0    97       INCUBUS (594)
 BUDDHA 6231                  19  19  0    96       DREAMERS (142)
 MACHIAVELLI 6440             11   8  0    93       DREAMERS (142)
 BROTHER ZORT 6338            19  11  0    92       CULTS-R-US (624)
 TALA GOG 6066                16  43  0    91       SWEET MAGIC (267)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HUME 6376                    14   9  0    73       DREAMERS (142)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KRANKYKARL 6406              13   8  1    61       HIGH JINKS (584)
 EPICURIOUS 6495               9   5  0    61       DREAMERS (142)
-SUGAR 6104                    8   4  0    61       ERRATA (604)
-MONKEY 6105                   5   5  0    58       ERRATA (604)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LEIBNIZ 6540                  7   3  0    50       DREAMERS (142)
 HURRICANE 6481                6  11  0    50       STEEL THUNDER (630)
 MISSY MOSSY 6539              6   4  1    42       HIGH JINKS (584)
 IRONSTORM 6483                9   7  0    38       STEEL THUNDER (630)
 YODA MAN 6328                 3  23  0    34       WHO DA MAN? (623)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEXTER 6524                   9   3  0    33       HIGH JINKS (584)
 JASPER 6566                   4   0  0    32       COLD IRON BLOWS (637)
 QUALIX 6564                   4   0  0    31       COLD IRON BLOWS (637)
-BOGUS LA 6132                 3   5  0    29       ERRATA (604)
 KOOL-AID DRINKER 6557         4   2  0    27       CULTS-R-US (624)
-RYE 6108                      3   1  1    25       ERRATA (604)
 RIPTIDE 6562                  3   1  0    24       ICE AGE (639)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WACKY WACO WONK 6505          5   7  0    22       CULTS-R-US (624)
-BORN LOSER 6554               2   2  0    21       ICE AGE (639)
 MANGY POLECAT 6569            1   3  0    21       HIGH JINKS (584)
 WINTER SHADOWS 6526           4   8  0    20       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 TARILISS 6527                 3   9  0    18       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 RANFUAGUD 6567                3   1  0    11       COLD IRON BLOWS (637)
 BULLHOG 6560                  2   3  1    11       STEEL THUNDER (630)
 TYGER 6559                    1   4  1    11       STEEL THUNDER (630)
 MARVANELLA 6574               1   0  0    11       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 EGROS 6565                    2   2  0    10       COLD IRON BLOWS (637)
 BIG SHRIMP 6561               2   2  0     8       ICE AGE (639)
-GREY 6478                     0   2  0     6       ERRATA (604)
 SWEET BETSEY 6571             1   2  0     5       SWEET MAGIC (267)
-IAINTPLAYING 6568             0   2  0     2       ICE AGE (639)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
FLEECER 6572           0  2 0 CULTS-R-US 624        BULLHOG 6560          559         
BURQUA BOY 6570        0  1 0 CULTS-R-US 624        TYGER 6559            557 REVENGED
BLING BLING 6555       3  2 0 ICE AGE 639           MISSY MOSSY 6539      559         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Bling Bling -- *wink* *wink* How'd you get that match-up?  Like, it's tough about the
perfect record, but them tactical advancements...take'm and run. -- Krankykarl

Sugar -- You, with all the right moves leading to the big win and the big step up.
Me for the skills.  That's funny. (well, I'm laughing at any rate) -- Dexter

Big Shrimp -- I'm like lightning and grime.  And they's a new Polecat on the prowl.
-- Mangy

Epicurious -- Oops, spoke too soon. -- MM

Alourshin -- A femme fetale helping me into my greatcoat, sweeping me down with
scented brushes, escorting me to the great egress and out to the excitement of
"Rizzztab after Hours"...isn't the same as being rudely shown the exit tunnel with a
bloody weapon. -- Ugly Eddie

Alourshin -- My thanks, fighter. -- Jondeaux, mgr. High Jinks

Brother Zero -- It bugs me that you won, but at least you're another Shew.  I'd hate
to have some stupid human, some MIDGET, strike me such a tremendous blow!  Good work.
-- Tala Gog

Brother Zort -- It will be my pleasure to avoid you, the Isle, and any further
gladiating whatsoever.  I have done the job I signed on for, but I haven't enjoyed
it. -- Alourshin, glad to face the prospect of NOT waking up in the morning counting
bruises and contusions

Marmaduke the Broke -- Idiot. -- Winter Shadows

Marmaduke the Broke -- This must be a case of SERIOUSLY broke.  Better you than me.
-- Tariliss the Heartless

Jasper -- You bully!  Just because I'm petite, exotic, and insanely attractive is no
reason for you to get bent out of shape.  In fact, looking at your pathetic shape,
which seems to be absolutely cylindrical, I would advise you to take pains NOT to get
bent.  That could cause unseemly bulges where you'd least appreciate them. -- Sweet
Betsey, attractive but not tactful

Brother Zero -- Congratulations. -- Alourshin and the rest of Sweet Magic

Dexter -- The real problem with the "thawing and freezing thing" is that it gives me
the frost heaves.  Very unpleasant. -- Winter Shadows

All -- Finally the elevation of a Riztabian legend.  A warrior so overwhelmingly
powerful that Lady Greywand herself had no choice but to personally invite me to the
Isle.  [Brother Zero, 15-6-20-15-7-10-11, Mas init.(+2), Ad Ex Att and Dec(-2), only
great damage?!, the hose job of all time.]  That's enough of that.  No condescending
editorializing during my moment of glory, my finest hour [Winning record due mainly
to challenges, random match-ups, and lots of skills vs. Jorja's old-timers]  Hey, I
resent that, my record's not due to a weak strength of schedule, it's all a matter of
talent, of unparalleled skill.  [Straight to retirement for this monstrous
mediocrity]  What!?, you can't say that about me, I'm a former Duelmaster fer crying
out loud!  [Wouldn't last a minute, a round,  a second in AD.  They'd stomp on his
banana toes, and dance on his watermelon head, and bounce on his bloated belly, and,
well, you get the not so pretty picture]  Damn voiceovers, you can never get a word
in edge-wise. -- Brother Zero

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

LOSING IS FUN devastated TALA GOG in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
MANGY POLECAT was vanquished by LEIBNIZ in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
KOOL-AID DRINKER savagely defeated WINTER SHADOWS in a 3 minute Challenge fight.
TYGER was bested by JASPER in a 1 minute novice's Challenge contest.
KALEN overpowered MACHIAVELLI in a crowd pleasing 3 minute mismatched Title match.
UGLY EDDIE vanquished BUDDHA in a exciting 1 minute mismatched fight.
BROTHER ZERO viciously subdued HUME in a action packed 1 minute veteran's competition.
BROTHER ZORT was vanquished by ALEX SCHIMMELFENNIG in a popular 1 minute uneven duel.
IRONSTORM was vanquished by EPICURIOUS in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
HURRICANE overpowered WACKY WACO WONK in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
KRANKYKARL overpowered YODA MAN in a 1 minute one-sided match.
BLING BLING was butchered by MISSY MOSSY in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
DEXTER demolished MARMADUKE THE BROKE in a 1 minute mismatched match.
TARILISS was overpowered by QUALIX in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
BULLHOG savagely slew FLEECER in a 1 minute bloody novice's duel.
BIG SHRIMP lost to MARVANELLA in a 1 minute novice's fray.
RIPTIDE viciously subdued RANFUAGUD in a 1 minute gory amateur's brawl.
EGROS beat SWEET BETSEY in a 1 minute novice's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  7         TOTAL PARRY       13 -   6 -  0      68  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    7         LUNGING ATTACK    33 -  25 -  0      57  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         STRIKING ATTACK   45 -  35 -  1      56  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         SLASHING ATTACK   13 -  11 -  1      54  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -  10 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         WALL OF STEEL     31 -  35 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         BASHING ATTACK    18 -  21 -  1      46  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-STRIKE      11 -  14 -  1      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         AIMED BLOW         4 -  14 -  0      22  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  21 -  0       9  |

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:

PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  4         4  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  6         2  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  2         1  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     3 -  2                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      KALEN 6418                 19  11  0  135 STEEL THUNDER (630)
LUNGING ATTACK   ALEX SCHIMMELFENNIG 5748   12   4  1  134 THE NORTH (554)
PARRY-STRIKE     UGLY EDDIE 6370            15  10  1  107 HIGH JINKS (584)
STRIKING ATTACK  LOSING IS FUN 6330         15  11  0   97 WHO DA MAN? (623)
WALL OF STEEL    HUME 6376                  14   9  0   73 DREAMERS (142)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    KRANKYKARL 6406            13   8  1   61 HIGH JINKS (584)
SLASHING ATTACK  MISSY MOSSY 6539            6   4  1   42 HIGH JINKS (584)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is LOSING IS FUN 6330.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was MACHIAVELLI 6440.  The ten other most popular fighters were ALEX 
SCHIMMELFENNIG 5748, WINTER SHADOWS 6526, KALEN 6418, UGLY EDDIE 6370, KOOL-AID 
DRINKER 6557, EPICURIOUS 6495, KRANKYKARL 6406, MARVANELLA 6574, RIPTIDE 6562, and 
LOSING IS FUN 6330.

The least popular fighter this week was RANFUAGUD 6567.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BIG SHRIMP 6561, TARILISS 6527, BLING BLING 6555, YODA MAN 6328, WACKY 
WACO WONK 6505, IRONSTORM 6483, BROTHER ZORT 6338, MANGY POLECAT 6569, TALA GOG 6066, 
and SWEET BETSEY 6571.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

KALEN (12-6418) STEEL THUNDER (630)
BROTHER ZORT (12-6338) CULTS-R-US (624)

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

BROTHER ZERO (12-6341) CULTS-R-US (624)