DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/13/2007    Duedate: 06/26/2007

RIZTAB ARENA

DM-12    TURN-570

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

HUME
DREAMERS (142)
(12-6376) [20-14-0,105]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HUME                           POSITION IS EMPTY
DREAMERS (142)                 
(12-6376) [20-14-0,105]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HURRICANE                      SLIM THUG
STEEL THUNDER (630)            ICE AGE (639)
(12-6481) [11-17-0,77]         (12-6587) [1-2-0,19]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

HIGH JINKS (584)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. HIGH JINKS (584)            58
2. DREAMERS (142)              32      CULTS-R-US (624)
3. THE UNDEAD (136)            24      Unchartered Team
4. ICE AGE (639)               23
5. COLD IRON BLOWS (637)        8       (-1)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 CULTS-R-US (624)         116  89  2 56.6   1/ 1 HIGH JINKS (584)         10  5 1
 2/ 3 HIGH JINKS (584)         233 219 15 51.5   2/ 4 THE UNDEAD (136)          9  5 0
 3/ 4 DREAMERS (142)           %1122 %1143 87 49.5   3/ 3 STEEL THUNDER (630)       9  6 1
 4/ 5 COLD IRON BLOWS (637)     33  35  0 48.5   4/ 2 CULTS-R-US (624)          8  7 1
 5/ 6 ICE AGE (639)             29  32  1 47.5   5/ 5 COLD IRON BLOWS (637)     7  5 0
 6- 7 CASTLE (230)             239 284 15 45.7   6/ 6 DREAMERS (142)            7  8 0
 7/ 9 THE UNDEAD (136)          21  29  1 42.0   7/ 7 SWEET MAGIC (267)         5  9 0
 8/ 8 STEEL THUNDER (630)      113 167 11 40.4   8/11 ICE AGE (639)             3  4 0
 9-10 WHO DA MAN? (623)         27  43  0 38.6   9- 9 WHO DA MAN? (623)         2  0 0
10/11 SWEET MAGIC (267)        460 781 13 37.1  10-10 CASTLE (230)              2  8 0

    '*'   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.

Notes from the Duelmaster -- I see my buddy Ironstorm killed my buddy Robespierre.
(it's tough being a buddy of mine)  Annnd enough of this ditherwhimsey.  So, to those
who say it's an abomination having a parry riposter for a Duelmaster, pay heed.  Last
count the rippers were on the rise, numbers wise, so this unique event could simply
be a fore-tasting of a fore-telling of things to come.  Thennnn, of course, maybe not
(we are a fragile style after all) but there's high hopes.  Hiiiigh apple-pie in the
skyyyy, hopes.  Da da da... -- Krankykarl, Duelmaster

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail RIZTAB!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for your 
deeds.  ICE AGE stable has parlayed this turn's 3-2-0 into a 3 space move up the 
rankings.  This brings them up to 8th place.  Good work, guys!  And let's see, DEXTER 
fought HURRICANE and gained 26 points and contributed to HIGH JINKS' 3-2-0.  
HURRICANE has lost to DEXTER, falling 31 points, while helping make STEEL THUNDER a 
2-3-0 turn.  Well done, RIZTAB, the Duelmaster was this turn's most challenged 
warrior.  Perhaps KRANKYKARL is not as thrilled, being challenged 4 times.  HUME 
challenged for the Duelmastership this turn, attempting to dethrone HIGH JINKS' 
warrior.  We should ask HUME about the thrill of victory, and what being the new 
Duelmaster does for a warrior, he's now the one to ask.  Tell me, is nothing sacred?  
I have heard from unimpeachable sources that The Dripping Blade uses trolls in their 
stew.  Talk about gristle!   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.  DREAMERS has cause to stand tall, 
as they were RIZTAB's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to 
beat.  And guess who avoided DREAMERS stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was 
STEEL THUNDER.  Anyone surprised?  In a brave attempt, SPECTRE from THE UNDEAD 
challenged up 20 points to fight SISTER Q from the CULTS-R-US stable.  SPECTRE 
perhaps got his just desserts, seeing as he lost to SISTER Q and ended up with 14 
recognition points.   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  A brave warrior does not carry a red shield, he has nothing to cover or 
hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep your swords 
sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until you see my quill in RIZTAB again, farewell-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HUME 6376                    20  14  0   105       DREAMERS (142)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEXTER 6524                  18   5  1    94       HIGH JINKS (584)
 KRANKYKARL 6406              18  14  1    93       HIGH JINKS (584)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MANGY POLECAT 6569            8   7  2    90       HIGH JINKS (584)
 LEIBNIZ 6540                 15   6  0    81       DREAMERS (142)
-LATIN RELOAD 5566            11   9  0    81       CASTLE (230)
 HURRICANE 6481               11  17  0    77       STEEL THUNDER (630)
 IRONSTORM 6483               16  11  1    76       STEEL THUNDER (630)
 MISSY MOSSY 6539             13   8  1    69       HIGH JINKS (584)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WINTER SHADOWS 6526          13  10  0    65       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 WACKY WACO WONK 6505         12  11  1    63       CULTS-R-US (624)
 RANFNAGUD 6567               10   5  0    62       COLD IRON BLOWS (637)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BIG SHRIMP 6561               7   3  0    57       ICE AGE (639)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JEEZUS FREAK 3884            12  17  0    54       CASTLE (230)
 EGROS 6565                    6   9  0    51       COLD IRON BLOWS (637)
-YODA MAN 6328                 5  30  0    48       WHO DA MAN? (623)
 MADAM Y 6576                  6   5  0    44       CULTS-R-US (624)
 BULLHOG 6560                  6  10  1    43       STEEL THUNDER (630)
 SWEET BETSEY 6571             8   6  0    42       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 TARILISS 6527                 8  15  1    40       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 KOOL-AID DRINKER 6557         9   8  0    38       CULTS-R-US (624)
 JASPER 6566                   8   7  0    37       COLD IRON BLOWS (637)
 SISTER Q 6579                 6   4  0    37       CULTS-R-US (624)
 QUALIX 6564                   8   7  0    35       COLD IRON BLOWS (637)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SKELETON 1040                 7   4  1    30       THE UNDEAD (136)
 BONE YARD 6609                3   0  0    26       THE UNDEAD (136)
 BLAZE 6597                    3   3  0    24       STEEL THUNDER (630)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GHOST 6606                    2   1  0    23       THE UNDEAD (136)
-KILL BILL 6332                4   6  0    20       CASTLE (230)
 DEMOCRITUS 6611               2   1  0    20       DREAMERS (142)
 SLIM THUG 6587                1   2  0    19       ICE AGE (639)
-JOY OF LOSING 6600            3   1  0    17       WHO DA MAN? (623)
 BROTHER BASH 6577             2   1  1    17       ICE AGE (639)
-DIDO 6337                     2   7  1    14       CASTLE (230)
 SPECTRE 6607                  2   1  0    14       THE UNDEAD (136)
 IAINTPLAYING 6568             2   4  0    14       ICE AGE (639)
 PARMENIDES 6599               1   4  0    13       DREAMERS (142)
 BROTHER ZEN 6602              3   2  0    11       CULTS-R-US (624)
 LEUCIPPUS 6601                0   5  0     9       DREAMERS (142)
 VAMPYR 6608                   1   2  0     5       THE UNDEAD (136)
 TIANNARY 6612                 0   3  0     3       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 THE BEZERKER 6605             0   2  0     2       ICE AGE (639)
-ALPHA MALE 6614               0   1  0     1       CASTLE (230)
 GOLIATH 6615                  0   1  0     1       STEEL THUNDER (630)

'-' 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         
KNOT 6613              1  1 0 HIGH JINKS 584        DARK STRANGER 498     570 NONE    
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         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Tyger -- Free range mange.  Ah, the life (and death) of a Tyger.  The opportunity
presented itself and I breached your barricades. -- Mangy

J. Freak -- I can't get enough of THOSE pick-me-ups.  Bring em on. -- Dex

Big Shrimp -- That sure showed a lot.  You just keep that shrimpy side down and focus
on the bigness inherent in your natural borns.  Oh, and mind your elders. -- Missy
Mossy

Our turn envelope burst open in the post office (or so I'm told, I wasn't there), and
a lot of turns fell out.  Some--not all--of the fights and other pages showed up at
the guildhouse about five days later.  If there's something missing from our
personals, blame it on the post office, okay?  We're doing our best here. -- Jorja,
Sweet Magic

Yoda Man -- Wow, your record is even worse than mine!  But since I didn't DIE, I'm
glad to lend you a hand in brushing it up.  Any time.  Just don't kill me, and teach
me skills.  Do yuo do kung-fu?  I've often thought I'd like to study that. --
Tariliss

Wacky Waco Wonk -- You darned cultist!  I just hate dying, it's much more a cultic
thing, don't you think?  But it seems to me that I was doing a disproportionate
amount of the dying in that fight.  Like, all of it.  That is soooo annoying! --
Ghost of Marvanella
P.S.  See if I ever teach you a skill again!

Sister Q -- I think your letter of designation may be a poor choice.  It rocks and
lurches on the round bottom and one leg, and you get no stability.  Stability can be
important in a fight.  Maybe you should change letters, or reincarnate as an R?  It
couldn't hurt! -- Winter Shadows

Qualix -- I don't know why the spectators were amazed.  This is what I do.  I'm
fairly good at it.  Where's the ground for amazement?  Hmm, they probably even bet
against me! -- Sweet Betsey the Indignant

Blaze -- There was so much thunder, I didn't hear the arenamaster say "Go."  HE was
disgusted, was he, how does he think *I* felt? -- Tiannary

Marvanella -- Whoops!  Sorry pretty lady.  Sometimes a man gets so excited he just
goes and pops a head off. -- Waco Wonk(Striving, unsuccessfully, for the most
ridiculous and offensive pun in history)

Winter Shadows -- Check the calender, won't ya hon, it's well past your expiration
date.  Nuthin but spring and summer shadows to cast away your gloom. -- Sister Q

Vampyr -- Dead, not-so-dead, practically dead, just a little bit dead?  Make up your
freakin mind, already.  Though after that last performance we can all agree on one
thing, you should be dead. -- Madam Y

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

KNOT was butchered by DARK STRANGER in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
IRONSTORM lost to MANGY POLECAT in a 1 minute Bloodfeud battle.
HUME viciously subdued KRANKYKARL in a 4 minute veteran's Challenge Title match.
WACKY WACO WONK was viciously subdued by LEIBNIZ in a 3 minute Challenge contest.
MADAM Y devastated TARILISS in a 1 minute gory uneven Challenge brawl.
VAMPYR was bested by IAINTPLAYING in a 3 minute Challenge match.
SPECTRE was viciously subdued by SISTER Q in a popular 4 minute Challenge competition.
HURRICANE was vanquished by DEXTER in a 1 minute uneven duel.
MISSY MOSSY vanquished SWEET BETSEY in a 2 minute gruesome uneven fight.
WINTER SHADOWS overpowered KOOL-AID DRINKER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
RANFNAGUD handily defeated ZAGGA THE CLAW in a exciting 1 minute one-sided bout.
JASPER was devastated by BIG SHRIMP in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
QUALIX was demolished by BULLHOG in a popular 1 minute mismatched match.
EGROS viciously subdued BLACK BARTOK in a 1 minute gory conflict.
SKELETON unbelievably bested PARMENIDES in a crowd pleasing 5 minute gruesome bout.
LEUCIPPUS was handily defeated by BLAZE in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
SLIM THUG was bested by BONE YARD in a exciting 5 minute novice's brawl.
BROTHER BASH demolished GOLIATH in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
BROTHER ZEN was savagely defeated by GHOST in a 7 minute bloody amateur's fight.
THE BEZERKER was devastated by KHAZRHO THE ZUKALI in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
DEMOCRITUS vanquished TIANNARY in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided 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       12 -   5 -  0      71  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   6         WALL OF STEEL     37 -  22 -  2      63  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         STRIKING ATTACK   41 -  32 -  2      56  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         LUNGING ATTACK    40 -  39 -  2      51  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    5         SLASHING ATTACK   19 -  19 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-RIPOSTE     19 -  21 -  1      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         AIMED BLOW         9 -  10 -  0      47  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         BASHING ATTACK    23 -  35 -  2      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE       10 -  16 -  1      38  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-STRIKE      10 -  18 -  0      36  |

Turn 570 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     WALL OF STEEL      2 -  3         3  WALL OF STEEL  
STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  4         3  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  6         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  1     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
BASHING ATTACK     4 -  2                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    HUME 6376                  20  14  0  105 DREAMERS (142)
LUNGING ATTACK   DEXTER 6524                18   5  1   94 HIGH JINKS (584)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    KRANKYKARL 6406            18  14  1   93 HIGH JINKS (584)
STRIKING ATTACK  MANGY POLECAT 6569          8   7  2   90 HIGH JINKS (584)
SLASHING ATTACK  MISSY MOSSY 6539           13   8  1   69 HIGH JINKS (584)
BASHING ATTACK   RANFNAGUD 6567             10   5  0   62 COLD IRON BLOWS (637)
PARRY-LUNGE      SISTER Q 6579               6   4  0   37 CULTS-R-US (624)
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 SLIM THUG 6587.  The ten other most popular fighters were LEIBNIZ 6540, 
PARMENIDES 6599, SISTER Q 6579, GHOST 6606, KRANKYKARL 6406, MISSY MOSSY 6539, HUME 
6376, MADAM Y 6576, VAMPYR 6608, and RANFNAGUD 6567.

The least popular fighter this week was BROTHER ZEN 6602.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were TIANNARY 6612, THE BEZERKER 6605, GOLIATH 6615, LEUCIPPUS 6601, 
JASPER 6566, KOOL-AID DRINKER 6557, HURRICANE 6481, IAINTPLAYING 6568, TARILISS 6527, 
and KNOT 6613.