DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/16/2007    Duedate: 05/29/2007

RIZTAB ARENA

DM-12    TURN-568

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

LEIBNIZ
DREAMERS (142)
(12-6540) [14-5-0,117]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

LEIBNIZ                        POSITION IS EMPTY
DREAMERS (142)                 
(12-6540) [14-5-0,117]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HURRICANE                      BLAZE
STEEL THUNDER (630)            STEEL THUNDER (630)
(12-6481) [10-16-0,93]         (12-6597) [1-3-0,6]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

HIGH JINKS (584)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. STEEL THUNDER (630)         54
2. THE UNDEAD (136)            25      CULTS-R-US (624)
3. COLD IRON BLOWS (637)       19      Unchartered Team
4. DREAMERS (142)              18
5. CASTLE (230)                17      ORGAUTH'S GUARDS (237)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 2*WILD OATS (546)           11   7  0 61.1   1/ 1 HIGH JINKS (584)         11  4 0
 2- 4*BLACKED OUT ON... (560)   24  17  3 58.5   2- 2*WILD OATS (546)           7  3 0
 3/ 5 CULTS-R-US (624)         110  85  1 56.4   3/ 3 DREAMERS (142)            7  7 0
 4- 7 ERRATA (604)              28  27  1 50.9   4/ 7 STEEL THUNDER (630)       7  8 1
 5/ 6 HIGH JINKS (584)         225 217 14 50.9   5/ 4 SWEET MAGIC (267)         7  8 0
 6/ 8 DREAMERS (142)           %1118 %1137 87 49.6   6/ 5 CULTS-R-US (624)          7  8 0
 7- 9 ICE AGE (639)             26  28  1 48.1   7/15 THE UNDEAD (136)          4  5 0
 8/10 COLD IRON BLOWS (637)     28  32  0 46.7   8/10 COLD IRON BLOWS (637)     4  8 0
 9/11 CASTLE (230)             239 279 15 46.1   9/12 CASTLE (230)              4 11 0
10/12 STEEL THUNDER (630)      108 162 11 40.0  10- 6 ICE AGE (639)             3  1 0
11/16 THE UNDEAD (136)          15  25  1 37.5  11- 9 WHO DA MAN? (623)         2  2 0
12/13 SWEET MAGIC (267)        457 775 13 37.1  12- 8*BLACKED OUT ON... (560)   2  3 0
13-14 WHO DA MAN? (623)         25  43  0 36.8  13-14 ERRATA (604)              1  0 0
14-17*BLADES OF TERROR (642)     0   1  0  0.0  14-16*BLADES OF TERROR (642)    0  1 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  ICE AGE after a sorry 0-0-0 might want to consider abandoning the sands 
and taking up singing the 'Can't fight no more' blues!  What's a move up by 8 you 
ask?  (alright, maybe you didn't ask)  Cause for celebration, according to THE 
UNDEAD.  Say what you will about blind luck and dirty fighting, but STEEL THUNDER 
will tell you 108-162-11 is nothing to laugh at...  Practice pays for IRONSTORM, who 
pummelled ROBESPIERRE, to pocket 24 points.  A certain someone should cut down on the 
drinking and practice more, after losing 15 points to HURRICANE.  (Discrete enough, 
KRANKYKARL?) LEIBNIZ successfully staved off a grab for the roses by ANGRY ROSETTA of 
RIZTAB.  Does RIZTAB have no one talented enough to dethrone him?  So who was the 
warrior seen charging into immovable walls and challenging dead trees?  Someone's got 
a basic problem...   
     And how sociable are RIZTAB's warriors?  Come, let us see.  To quell some nasty 
rumors, the guys in WILD OATS are not carrying any incurable diseases.  No need to 
avoid 'em.  The warriors of WILD OATS found their efforts at combat frustrated as 
STEEL THUNDER apparently had more important things to do than fight.  Everyone is 
famous for fifteen minutes, and KRANKYKARL is it right now.  Most challenged warrior. 
Isn't HIGH JINKS proud!   
     Is there life after death?  Pragmatics (and warriors) know there is death after 
life!  Q:  What's a record like 19-14-1 get you?  A:  A free trip to the Dark Arena!  
This week's winner:  UGLY EDDIE of HIGH JINKS!  ROBESPIERRE of CASTLE, possessing a 
sorry record of 18-19-0, lost his last battle to IRONSTORM of STEEL THUNDER.  Young 
warriors, take note!  Such is a failure's lot!  Ask not for whom the sword slashes; 
it slashes for thee.   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  As the seasons change, and the creatures of the 
wild change also, so do I feel a yearning to leave this place.  Like a mixed 
metaphor, and an overtaxed simile, I now bid RIZTAB farewell-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LEIBNIZ 6540                 14   5  0   117       DREAMERS (142)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CROWN ROYAL 5507              5   0  1   126       BLACKED OUT ON... (560)
 HUME 6376                    19  13  0   104       DREAMERS (142)
 IRONSTORM 6483               15  10  1    96       STEEL THUNDER (630)
 HURRICANE 6481               10  16  0    93       STEEL THUNDER (630)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BACARDI LIMON 5509            6   3  0    81       BLACKED OUT ON... (560)
 LATIN RELOAD 5566            11   8  0    76       CASTLE (230)
 KRANKYKARL 6406              17  13  1    69       HIGH JINKS (584)
-JIM BEAM 5506                 5   4  0    69       BLACKED OUT ON... (560)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEXTER 6524                  16   5  1    65       HIGH JINKS (584)
-SUGAR 6104                   10   8  0    65       ERRATA (604)
 MANGY POLECAT 6569            6   7  1    58       HIGH JINKS (584)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WINTER SHADOWS 6526          11  10  0    55       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 MISSY MOSSY 6539             11   8  1    54       HIGH JINKS (584)
 JEEZUS FREAK 3884            12  16  0    53       CASTLE (230)
 WACKY WACO WONK 6505         11  10  0    52       CULTS-R-US (624)
 RANFNAGUD 6567                8   5  0    50       COLD IRON BLOWS (637)
 JASPER 6566                   7   6  0    45       COLD IRON BLOWS (637)
-BIG SHRIMP 6561               6   2  0    45       ICE AGE (639)
-YODA MAN 6328                 4  30  0    44       WHO DA MAN? (623)
 KOOL-AID DRINKER 6557         8   7  0    42       CULTS-R-US (624)
 QUALIX 6564                   8   5  0    41       COLD IRON BLOWS (637)
 TARILISS 6527                 8  13  1    39       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 TYGER 6559                    4  10  1    39       STEEL THUNDER (630)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BIG DUMMY 5324                3   1  0    37       WILD OATS (546)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SISTER Q 6579                 5   3  0    32       CULTS-R-US (624)
 MARVANELLA 6574               6   4  1    31       SWEET MAGIC (267)
-ARISTOCRAT RUM 5505           4   5  1    31       BLACKED OUT ON... (560)
-BOGUS LA 6132                 3   5  0    29       ERRATA (604)
 SWEET BETSEY 6571             7   5  0    28       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 EGROS 6565                    4   9  0    27       COLD IRON BLOWS (637)
-SKELETON 1040                 6   3  1    26       THE UNDEAD (136)
 BULLHOG 6560                  5   9  1    26       STEEL THUNDER (630)
-RYE 6108                      3   1  1    25       ERRATA (604)
-HISSY FIT 5345                4   0  0    24       WILD OATS (546)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SLIM THUG 6587                1   1  0    22       ICE AGE (639)
 KILL BILL 6332                4   5  0    19       CASTLE (230)
-ARISTOCRAT VODKA 5508         4   5  1    18       BLACKED OUT ON... (560)
 MADAM Y 6576                  4   5  0    17       CULTS-R-US (624)
-BOOGIEMAN 5346                2   2  0    16       WILD OATS (546)
-CUPCAKE 6596                  1   0  0    16       ERRATA (604)
-DROOLMASTER 5308              2   0  0    14       WILD OATS (546)
 DIDO 6337                     2   6  1    13       CASTLE (230)
 BROTHER ZEN 6602              2   1  0    11       CULTS-R-US (624)
-IAINTPLAYING 6568             1   4  0    11       ICE AGE (639)
-JOY OF LOSING 6600            2   1  0    10       WHO DA MAN? (623)
 PARMENIDES 6599               1   2  0    10       DREAMERS (142)
 VAMPYR 6608                   1   0  0    10       THE UNDEAD (136)
-BROTHER BASH 6577             1   1  1     9       ICE AGE (639)
 BONE YARD 6609                1   0  0     8       THE UNDEAD (136)
-GUILLOTINE 6588               0   1  0     7       BLADES OF TERROR (642)
 LEUCIPPUS 6601                0   3  0     7       DREAMERS (142)
 BLAZE 6597                    1   3  0     6       STEEL THUNDER (630)
 SPECTRE 6607                  1   0  0     6       THE UNDEAD (136)
-GREY 6478                     0   2  0     6       ERRATA (604)
 TIANNARY 6612                 0   1  0     1       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 DEMOCRITUS 6611               0   1  0     1       DREAMERS (142)
 GHOST 6606                    0   1  0     1       THE UNDEAD (136)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
ROBESPIERRE 3782      18 19 0 CASTLE 230            IRONSTORM 6483        568         
MONKEY 6105            8  7 0 ERRATA 604            CROWN ROYAL 5507      564 NOT REVE
UGLY EDDIE 6370       19 15 1 HIGH JINKS 584        DARK STRANGER 498     568 NONE    
SCYTHE 6578            2  2 0 STEEL THUNDER 630     ARISTOCRAT VODKA 5508 564 REVENGED
DIP STICK 5311         0  2 0 WILD OATS 546         BROTHER BASH 6577     565 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

All -- Ugly Eddie, PS 11(+1)-9-14-15-17-4-15 GS LO/MD.  Say it isn't so.  Not enough
speed for the fast styles, not enough strength for the slow styles.  Some times
folded easy, but most times performed as intended...knock-down drag-outs galore. --
Jondeaux, mgr. High Jinks

Ironstorm -- Regarding our last encounter...not only was that not "it"...it was about
as far from "it" as I could'a got. -- Ugly Eddie, Lord Protector

Robespierre -- A little more of the "give and let give" in that contest. --
Krankykarl

Jeezus Freak -- Freaks tend to lean towards excess, and I'm a type who appreciates
excess in all its permutations.  Oh, verily verily. -- Missy Mossy

Kill Bill -- Why?  I have nothing against Bill, in fact, he's always been polite when
I've met him. -- Marvanella

Leibniz -- A salute to you, the more easily given as this is my last fight.
Retirement looks good. -- Tala Gog

Ironstorm -- We had one like that.  It rained railroad spikes and ball bearings. --
Winter Shadows
P.S.  Or at least ten-penny nails.

Yoda Man -- Shouldn't you be shorter? -- Sweet Betsey

Tio the Moneychanger.  (sigh)  A merchant by any other name is just as annoying, and
quite like as dishonest. -- Tariliss

Our congratulations to Ugly Eddie. -- Sweet Magic

Especially mine. -- Alourshin

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

UGLY EDDIE was viciously butchered by DARK STRANGER in a 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
IRONSTORM dispatched ROBESPIERRE in a 3 minute expert's Challenge battle.
HURRICANE demolished KRANKYKARL in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
LATIN RELOAD devastated MISSY MOSSY in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
KOOL-AID DRINKER was savagely defeated by WINTER SHADOWS in a 1 minute match.
WACKY WACO WONK viciously subdued QUALIX in a crowd pleasing 4 minute Challenge fight.
MADAM Y was devastated by TYGER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge competition.
DIDO slimly lost to BULLHOG in a 2 minute gruesome Challenge duel.
BROTHER ZEN luckily beat BLAZE in a popular 4 minute beginner's Challenge duel.
LEIBNIZ overpowered ANGRY ROSETTA in a popular 1 minute gory uneven Title match.
HUME demolished MOTTA THE PIKE in a 1 minute bloody mismatched match.
DEXTER bested JEEZUS FREAK in a 2 minute veteran's battle.
SWEET BETSEY was devastated by RANFNAGUD in a 1 minute bloody mismatched bout.
MANGY POLECAT overpowered SISTER Q in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided duel.
TARILISS won victory over EGROS in a 1 minute fray.
JASPER narrowly defeated MARVANELLA in a 2 minute bloody brawl.
KILL BILL bested LEUCIPPUS in a 2 minute fight.
PARMENIDES savagely defeated GHOST in a 1 minute brutal novice's match.
SPECTRE beat TIANNARY in a 2 minute bloody amateur's fight.
VAMPYR devastated DEMOCRITUS in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
BONE YARD won victory over KHAZRHO THE ZUKALI in a 4 minute novice's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         TOTAL PARRY       11 -   5 -  1      69  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  7         LUNGING ATTACK    44 -  31 -  2      59  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         WALL OF STEEL     34 -  27 -  2      56  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         SLASHING ATTACK   19 -  16 -  2      54  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    5         STRIKING ATTACK   41 -  36 -  1      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-RIPOSTE     16 -  19 -  0      46  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         AIMED BLOW        10 -  12 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         BASHING ATTACK    22 -  33 -  3      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       9 -  16 -  0      36  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-LUNGE        9 -  18 -  1      33  |

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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  LEIBNIZ 6540               14   5  0  117 DREAMERS (142)
WALL OF STEEL    HUME 6376                  19  13  0  104 DREAMERS (142)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    KRANKYKARL 6406            17  13  1   69 HIGH JINKS (584)
LUNGING ATTACK   DEXTER 6524                16   5  1   65 HIGH JINKS (584)
SLASHING ATTACK  MISSY MOSSY 6539           11   8  1   54 HIGH JINKS (584)
BASHING ATTACK   RANFNAGUD 6567              8   5  0   50 COLD IRON BLOWS (637)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is HURRICANE 6481.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was BLAZE 6597.  The ten other most popular fighters were QUALIX 6564, DEXTER 6524, 
KILL BILL 6332, WACKY WACO WONK 6505, LEIBNIZ 6540, MARVANELLA 6574, IRONSTORM 6483, 
HURRICANE 6481, WINTER SHADOWS 6526, and TYGER 6559.

The least popular fighter this week was BONE YARD 6609.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were GHOST 6606, EGROS 6565, JEEZUS FREAK 3884, BROTHER ZEN 6602, MISSY 
MOSSY 6539, KRANKYKARL 6406, DEMOCRITUS 6611, LEUCIPPUS 6601, SISTER Q 6579, and 
SWEET BETSEY 6571.

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

UGLY EDDIE (12-6370) HIGH JINKS (584)