DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/30/2007    Duedate: 06/12/2007

RIZTAB ARENA

DM-12    TURN-569

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

KRANKYKARL
HIGH JINKS (584)
(12-6406) [18-13-1,100]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HURRICANE                      POSITION IS EMPTY
STEEL THUNDER (630)            
(12-6481) [11-16-0,108]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HURRICANE                      HURRICANE
STEEL THUNDER (630)            STEEL THUNDER (630)
(12-6481) [11-16-0,108]        (12-6481) [11-16-0,108]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

HIGH JINKS (584)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. HIGH JINKS (584)            55
2. CULTS-R-US (624)            32      CULTS-R-US (624)
3. SWEET MAGIC (267)           25      Unchartered Team
4. STEEL THUNDER (630)         23
5. THE UNDEAD (136)            23      CROSSWORD PUZZLE (442)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*WILD OATS (546)           11   7  0 61.1   1/ 1 HIGH JINKS (584)         11  4 1
 2/ 3 CULTS-R-US (624)         114  86  2 57.0   2/ 6 CULTS-R-US (624)          9  6 1
 3/ 5 HIGH JINKS (584)         230 217 15 51.5   3/ 4 STEEL THUNDER (630)       9  6 1
 4/ 6 DREAMERS (142)           %1119 %1141 87 49.5   4/ 7 THE UNDEAD (136)          7  7 0
 5/ 8 COLD IRON BLOWS (637)     31  33  0 48.4   5/ 8 COLD IRON BLOWS (637)     6  6 0
 6/ 7 ICE AGE (639)             26  30  1 46.4   6/ 3 DREAMERS (142)            6  9 0
 7/ 9 CASTLE (230)             239 284 15 45.7   7/ 5 SWEET MAGIC (267)         6  9 0
 8/10 STEEL THUNDER (630)      111 164 11 40.4   8- 2*WILD OATS (546)           4  1 0
 9/11 THE UNDEAD (136)          18  27  1 40.0   9/11 WHO DA MAN? (623)         3  1 0
10/13 WHO DA MAN? (623)         27  43  0 38.6  10/ 9 CASTLE (230)              3 12 0
11/12 SWEET MAGIC (267)        459 778 13 37.1  11/10 ICE AGE (639)             0  2 0
12-14*BLADES OF TERROR (642)     0   1  0  0.0  12-14*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

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly RIZTAB games.  Fortune did not smile upon WILD OATS 
this time out who this turn suffered a fall into 8th position in the wake of a 0-0-0 
round.  Warriors--remember that glory waits always around the corner!  Witness how 
this week CULTS-R-US went 4-1-1 to move up 4 in the rankings.  My praise to COLD IRON 
BLOWS for their 3-1-0 week this time out.  Indeed, it was a skillfully fought round 
deserving of notice!  SWEET BETSEY caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial 
commission as she skillfully bested QUALIX and was awarded 20 points in recognition.  
In one of the week's more notable duels, HURRICANE put down HUME, causing him to lose 
13 points of recognition in the process.  The city has turned out in honor of 
KRANKYKARL, for with his arena victory he may now lay claim to the highest position 
in the city!  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!   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city RIZTAB.  My inside sources tell me that the team to beat in RIZTAB these 
days is DREAMERS.  At least, most blades in town are looking to avoid them.  
Apparently the stalwarts of CASTLE are catching the bulk of jests down at the 
challenging board for their large share of the avoids.  Mighty fighters cannot but 
expect competition from those below.  MADAM Y take warning!  You have more than a few 
enemies in RIZTAB.  A match that raised a few eyebrows at the games this week, it 
seems that TYGER posted a challenge against the more highly recognized MANGY POLECAT. 
The results, you ask?  Well, the firebrand TYGER was dispatched by MANGY POLECAT.  
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!  I must report the passing of TYGER, veteran of 
many duels.  4-11-1 final record His was not illustrious--but death plays no 
favorites.  The warrior's path is harsh.  For mediocrity there is but one 
reward--death.  This past week MARVANELLA, at 6-5-1, departed RIZTAB 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 RIZTAB.  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 
we meet again, remember:  a turtle walks slow, hides head in a shell, and harms no 
one; a lion runs to slay its prey.-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KRANKYKARL 6406              18  13  1   100       HIGH JINKS (584)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HURRICANE 6481               11  16  0   108       STEEL THUNDER (630)
 IRONSTORM 6483               16  10  1    99       STEEL THUNDER (630)
 HUME 6376                    19  14  0    91       DREAMERS (142)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LATIN RELOAD 5566            11   9  0    81       CASTLE (230)
 LEIBNIZ 6540                 14   6  0    75       DREAMERS (142)
 DEXTER 6524                  17   5  1    68       HIGH JINKS (584)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MANGY POLECAT 6569            7   7  2    64       HIGH JINKS (584)
 WACKY WACO WONK 6505         12  10  1    63       CULTS-R-US (624)
 MISSY MOSSY 6539             12   8  1    59       HIGH JINKS (584)
 WINTER SHADOWS 6526          12  10  0    57       SWEET MAGIC (267)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RANFNAGUD 6567                9   5  0    55       COLD IRON BLOWS (637)
 JEEZUS FREAK 3884            12  17  0    54       CASTLE (230)
 SWEET BETSEY 6571             8   5  0    48       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 JASPER 6566                   8   6  0    48       COLD IRON BLOWS (637)
 YODA MAN 6328                 5  30  0    48       WHO DA MAN? (623)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KOOL-AID DRINKER 6557         9   7  0    44       CULTS-R-US (624)
 BIG SHRIMP 6561               6   3  0    43       ICE AGE (639)
 EGROS 6565                    5   9  0    40       COLD IRON BLOWS (637)
 TARILISS 6527                 8  14  1    39       SWEET MAGIC (267)
-BIG DUMMY 5324                3   1  0    37       WILD OATS (546)
 QUALIX 6564                   8   6  0    34       COLD IRON BLOWS (637)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SISTER Q 6579                 5   4  0    33       CULTS-R-US (624)
 SKELETON 1040                 6   4  1    27       THE UNDEAD (136)
 BULLHOG 6560                  5  10  1    27       STEEL THUNDER (630)
 MADAM Y 6576                  5   5  0    26       CULTS-R-US (624)
-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   6  0    20       CASTLE (230)
 BROTHER ZEN 6602              3   1  0    20       CULTS-R-US (624)
 BONE YARD 6609                2   0  0    19       THE UNDEAD (136)
 JOY OF LOSING 6600            3   1  0    17       WHO DA MAN? (623)
-BOOGIEMAN 5346                2   2  0    16       WILD OATS (546)
 BLAZE 6597                    2   3  0    15       STEEL THUNDER (630)
 DIDO 6337                     2   7  1    14       CASTLE (230)
-DROOLMASTER 5308              2   0  0    14       WILD OATS (546)
 SPECTRE 6607                  2   0  0    13       THE UNDEAD (136)
 DEMOCRITUS 6611               1   1  0    12       DREAMERS (142)
 GHOST 6606                    1   1  0    11       THE UNDEAD (136)
-IAINTPLAYING 6568             1   4  0    11       ICE AGE (639)
 PARMENIDES 6599               1   3  0    10       DREAMERS (142)
 KNOT 6613                     1   0  0    10       HIGH JINKS (584)
-BROTHER BASH 6577             1   1  1     9       ICE AGE (639)
 LEUCIPPUS 6601                0   4  0     8       DREAMERS (142)
-GUILLOTINE 6588               0   1  0     7       BLADES OF TERROR (642)
 VAMPYR 6608                   1   1  0     4       THE UNDEAD (136)
 TIANNARY 6612                 0   2  0     2       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 ALPHA MALE 6614               0   1  0     1       CASTLE (230)
 THE BEZERKER 6605             0   1  0     1       ICE AGE (639)

'-' 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         
TYGER 6559             4 11 1 STEEL THUNDER 630     MANGY POLECAT 6569    569         
MARVANELLA 6574        6  5 1 SWEET MAGIC 267       WACKY WACO WONK 6505  569         
DIP STICK 5311         0  2 0 WILD OATS 546         BROTHER BASH 6577     565 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Bullhog -- I'm gonna keep challenging you until I beat you. -- Dido

Ironstorm -- Great fight.  To die like a warrior is a great way to go. -- Robespierre

Leucippus -- My short sword is composed entirely of various imperishable, indivisible
elements and pieces of your armor. -- K. Bill

Missy Mossy -- Don't take it personal that I was going for the kill. -- Latin Reload

Dexter -- I need your address so I can send you my doctor's bill.  You know the whole
me being carried to the infirmary thing.  -- J. Freak

Hurricane -- I'm working on more "give" in my give-and-take.  I seem to have the
"take" side of the equation down pat, I just gotta be more the giving type.  Open up
more, if you know what I mean. <grin> -- Krankykarl

Jeezus Freak -- I guess that's Mr. Freak to me.  Sorry for spoiling your good time.
You were having a good time, right?  Freak? -- Dexter

Latin Reload -- Reload, retool...there's nothing wrong with my exactaments that
getting away from you won't fix. -- Missy Mossy

Sister Q -- Welcomes to Tha Monster Lair, you showoff, you.  That Q must stand for
the Qualitys cause'n you're fer sure one fine fighting Sister. -- Mr. Polecat, but
you can call me Mangy

Kool-Aid Drinker -- (reeling back in horror)  Nooooo!  Beast!  Cad!  Pervert!
(leaping forward to smite viciously)  Take that, you fiend! -- Winter Shadows

Ranfnagud -- I got chilblains from that one.  Haven't you ever thought of heating up
your iron just a LITTLE so people won't freeze to it when you strike?  I'm not
talking red-hot here, mind you, but what about room temperature? -- Sweet Betsey,
thoroughly chilled

Egros -- I suppose you realize that your name is Sorge spelled backward?  An orcish
name, that.  Highly suspicious, don't you think? -- Tariliss

Jasper -- Interesting turn of phrase there at the end.  "Jasper is GRANTED the
victory."  Like it was totally in Arenamaster Rillion's choice who to give it to.  I
think we should waylay him in an alley. -- Marvanella

Spectre -- Weird, the way you dematerialized ahead of my blows.  Is this what comes
of being undead?  I want to remain un-dead, as in, alive, myself.  Not whatever you
are, even if you CAN dematerialize.  There's bound to be a price for that.  Or a
secret catch or something. -- Tiannary
P.S.  I am SOOO mad at the Commission!  ME, a Shew?  As if!

Bone Yard -- One word of warning:  Watch your back in the alleys, bub!  You want to
know bad-tempered?  Try being me and called a Shew!  Like I was a big lummox! --
Khazrho the Zukali

Hume -- Listen, half the words you used, I never even HEARD before!  How could I
debate that?  I'm a physical guy, not some darned philosopher sitting in an ivory
tower. -- Motta the Pike

Leibniz -- I figured I might as WELL lose that fight, since no one would allow me to
hold the title even if I could take it.  Is this world unfair, or what? -- Angry
Rosetta

Ugly Eddie -- I can't stand ugliness.  It is my mission in life (among other, equally
vital, missions) to stamp it out where I find it. -- Dark Stranger

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

LATIN RELOAD was bested by IRONSTORM in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Bloodfeud fight.
HURRICANE savagely defeated HUME in a popular 3 minute veteran's Challenge melee.
JEEZUS FREAK was bested by DEXTER in a 1 minute gory veteran's Challenge contest.
TYGER was murdered by MANGY POLECAT in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
BULLHOG was unbelievably bested by KOOL-AID DRINKER in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
SKELETON was devastated by EGROS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
BONE YARD overcame KILL BILL in a 3 minute beginner vs. expert upset Challenge fight.
JOY OF LOSING won victory over DIDO in a 3 minute gruesome Challenge duel.
VAMPYR was overpowered by MADAM Y in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
LEIBNIZ was overpowered by KRANKYKARL in a 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
JASPER overcame FRED THE UNREADY in a 1 minute veteran vs. novice bout.
YODA MAN luckily beat TARILISS in a crowd pleasing 3 minute master's competition.
RANFNAGUD subdued TIO THE MONEYCHANGER in a 3 minute match.
WACKY WACO WONK delivered the death blow upon MARVANELLA in a 2 minute bloody bout.
WINTER SHADOWS overcame SISTER Q in a 2 minute gruesome fight.
MISSY MOSSY defeated BIG SHRIMP in a 1 minute struggle.
QUALIX was vanquished by SWEET BETSEY in a 2 minute bloody one-sided fray.
LEUCIPPUS was bested by SPECTRE in a 2 minute brawl.
PARMENIDES was defeated by GHOST in a 2 minute brutal bout.
BLAZE overpowered TIANNARY in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
BROTHER ZEN defeated HEZASH THE MOUTH in a 5 minute amateur's conflict.
DEMOCRITUS devastated ALPHA MALE in a action packed 1 minute one-sided bout.
THE BEZERKER was demolished by KNOT in a 1 minute uneven bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         TOTAL PARRY       12 -   5 -  1      71  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  7         WALL OF STEEL     38 -  22 -  2      63  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    6         LUNGING ATTACK    42 -  35 -  2      55  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   6         STRIKING ATTACK   41 -  36 -  2      53  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    5         SLASHING ATTACK   19 -  18 -  1      51  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         PARRY-RIPOSTE     19 -  19 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         AIMED BLOW        10 -  11 -  0      48  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         BASHING ATTACK    21 -  35 -  2      38  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-LUNGE        9 -  17 -  1      35  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       9 -  18 -  0      33  |

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    KRANKYKARL 6406            18  13  1  100 HIGH JINKS (584)
WALL OF STEEL    IRONSTORM 6483             16  10  1   99 STEEL THUNDER (630)
STRIKING ATTACK  LATIN RELOAD 5566          11   9  0   81 CASTLE (230)
LUNGING ATTACK   DEXTER 6524                17   5  1   68 HIGH JINKS (584)
SLASHING ATTACK  MISSY MOSSY 6539           12   8  1   59 HIGH JINKS (584)
BASHING ATTACK   RANFNAGUD 6567              9   5  0   55 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 HURRICANE 6481.  The ten other most popular fighters were LATIN RELOAD 5566, 
TARILISS 6527, KILL BILL 6332, RANFNAGUD 6567, MARVANELLA 6574, DIDO 6337, WACKY WACO 
WONK 6505, SWEET BETSEY 6571, SPECTRE 6607, and PARMENIDES 6599.

The least popular fighter this week was BROTHER ZEN 6602.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were THE BEZERKER 6605, TIANNARY 6612, SISTER Q 6579, VAMPYR 6608, 
SKELETON 1040, JEEZUS FREAK 3884, ALPHA MALE 6614, LEUCIPPUS 6601, QUALIX 6564, and 
BIG SHRIMP 6561.