DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/11/2007    Duedate: 07/24/2007

RIZTAB ARENA

DM-12    TURN-572

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

HUME
DREAMERS (142)
(12-6376) [21-15-0,105]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HUME                           POSITION IS EMPTY
DREAMERS (142)                 
(12-6376) [21-15-0,105]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HURRICANE                      KRANKYKARL
STEEL THUNDER (630)            HIGH JINKS (584)
(12-6481) [11-19-0,69]         (12-6406) [19-15-1,96]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE UNDEAD (136)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DREAMERS (142)              36
2. CULTS-R-US (624)            36      CULTS-R-US (624)
3. ICE AGE (639)               30      Unchartered Team
4. SWEET MAGIC (267)           29
5. COLD IRON BLOWS (637)       16       (-1)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 CULTS-R-US (624)         123  92  2 57.2   1/ 1 THE UNDEAD (136)         10  5 1
 2/ 2 HIGH JINKS (584)         237 225 15 51.3   2/ 3 CULTS-R-US (624)          9  6 0
 3/ 3 DREAMERS (142)           %1127 %1148 87 49.5   3/ 6 DREAMERS (142)            8  7 0
 4/ 4 COLD IRON BLOWS (637)     37  39  0 48.7   4/ 7 ICE AGE (639)             7  7 0
 5/ 6 ICE AGE (639)             33  37  1 47.1   5/ 2 HIGH JINKS (584)          7  8 0
 6/ 5 THE UNDEAD (136)          28  32  2 46.7   6/ 4 COLD IRON BLOWS (637)     6  6 0
 7/ 8 STEEL THUNDER (630)      116 174 11 40.0   7/ 8 SWEET MAGIC (267)         5  9 0
 8/10 SWEET MAGIC (267)        464 787 13 37.1   8/ 5 STEEL THUNDER (630)       5 10 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.

Hume -- A titanic encounter that left the crowd breathless.  Be talked over and
analyzed for years to come.  Parry, thrust...all that jazz.  Good fight.  Love them
master ratings, too. <grin> -- Krankykarl

                                      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 DREAMERS went 3-2-0 to move up 3 in 
the rankings.  BIG SHRIMP caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as he 
skillfully bested DEXTER and was awarded 31 points in recognition.  In one of the 
week's more notable duels, BIG SHRIMP put down DEXTER, causing him to lose 22 points 
of recognition in the process.  Who here was not present for the title fight this 
week as HUME boldly challenged KRANKYKARL in order to strive for the Duelmasters 
honors?  This time victory fell to the grasp of the usurper.  All hail HUME, 
Duelmaster of RIZTAB!  Would you believe that over half of the old women in RIZTAB 
seem to feel that they could fight better than you gladiators?   
     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 THE UNDEAD.  At least, most blades in town are looking to avoid them.  If you 
didn't look down dark alleys you'd have been hard pressed to find any of STEEL 
THUNDER last week.  Busy avoiding THE UNDEAD?  Mighty fighters cannot but expect 
competition from those below.  HUME 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 
BONE YARD posted a challenge against the more highly recognized MISSY MOSSY.  The 
results, you ask?  Well, the firebrand BONE YARD was bested by MISSY MOSSY.  Remember 
warriors, this is the discipline of steel.   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  This week marked the last days of MANGY POLECAT who at 8-8-2 was 
dispatched to the Dark Arena by the command of HIGH JINKS' demanding management.  My 
sources at ICE AGE stable claim they've never seen the guild bitterer.  This as a 
result of the untimely demise of BROTHER BASH.  Beware GHOST!  Dark alleys may hide 
both secrets and assassins.  In the arena there is only the brightness of steel.  
Keep vigil always!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  Sadly warriors, now longer can I keep thy 
company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  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                  
 HUME 6376                    21  15  0   105       DREAMERS (142)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LEIBNIZ 6540                 17   6  0   104       DREAMERS (142)
 BIG SHRIMP 6561               9   3  0   103       ICE AGE (639)
 KRANKYKARL 6406              19  15  1    96       HIGH JINKS (584)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RANFNAGUD 6567               12   5  0    89       COLD IRON BLOWS (637)
 IRONSTORM 6483               17  12  1    83       STEEL THUNDER (630)
 DEXTER 6524                  19   6  1    78       HIGH JINKS (584)
 WINTER SHADOWS 6526          15  10  0    74       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 HURRICANE 6481               11  19  0    69       STEEL THUNDER (630)
 MISSY MOSSY 6539             14   9  1    67       HIGH JINKS (584)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WACKY WACO WONK 6505         13  12  1    59       CULTS-R-US (624)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JASPER 6566                   9   8  0    51       COLD IRON BLOWS (637)
 EGROS 6565                    7  10  0    51       COLD IRON BLOWS (637)
 BLAZE 6597                    5   3  0    51       STEEL THUNDER (630)
 SISTER Q 6579                 8   4  0    47       CULTS-R-US (624)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MADAM Y 6576                  7   6  0    45       CULTS-R-US (624)
 GHOST 6606                    4   1  1    45       THE UNDEAD (136)
 TARILISS 6527                 8  17  1    42       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 BONE YARD 6609                4   1  0    42       THE UNDEAD (136)
 KOOL-AID DRINKER 6557        10   9  0    40       CULTS-R-US (624)
 QUALIX 6564                   8   9  0    37       COLD IRON BLOWS (637)
 BULLHOG 6560                  6  12  1    37       STEEL THUNDER (630)
 SKELETON 1040                 8   5  1    34       THE UNDEAD (136)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SWEET BETSEY 6571             8   8  0    32       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 BROTHER ZEN 6602              5   2  0    31       CULTS-R-US (624)
 DEMOCRITUS 6611               4   1  0    31       DREAMERS (142)
 SPECTRE 6607                  4   1  0    25       THE UNDEAD (136)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IAINTPLAYING 6568             3   5  0    19       ICE AGE (639)
 TIANNARY 6612                 1   4  0    14       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 PARMENIDES 6599               1   6  0    13       DREAMERS (142)
 CORIANELLE 6621               1   1  0    13       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 BIG JOE'S BIG TOE 6624        1   0  0    13       HIGH JINKS (584)
 LEUCIPPUS 6601                0   7  0    11       DREAMERS (142)
 VAMPYR 6608                   2   3  0     9       THE UNDEAD (136)
 THE BEZERKER 6605             0   4  0     4       ICE AGE (639)
 RAMPAGE 6625                  0   1  0     2       STEEL THUNDER (630)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
MANGY POLECAT 6569     8  9 2 HIGH JINKS 584        TILKIRRIN THE ELF 492 572 NONE    
BROTHER BASH 6577      3  2 1 ICE AGE 639           GHOST 6606            572         
TYGER 6559             4 11 1 STEEL THUNDER 630     MANGY POLECAT 6569    569 REVENGED
MARVANELLA 6574        6  5 1 SWEET MAGIC 267       WACKY WACO WONK 6505  569         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

All -- In the name of holidays everywhere...from a fav of the celluloid nature, may I
present Big Joe's Big Toe. -- Jondeaux

Ironstorm -- Well BFed. -- Mangy Polecat

Leibniz -- Bah!  Knees-bent advancing behavior.  You is a mutton-head and that's all
there is to it. -- Missy Mossy

Hurricane -- How's for that new look?  Being a natural ambi I wonder what I lose. --
Dexter

Bullhog -- Curious, I would have expected you to be a result of somebody's lab or
magical cauldron.  Of course, you are a golem, so maybe that counts. -- Winter
Shadows
P.S.  Do you go "ribbit ribbit" very loudly?

Skeleton -- It's true you're thin, but I wouldn't call you skeletal.  Not quite.
Still...go for the high calorie foods, especially the fatty ones.  Bread dripping
with butter, pizza with extra cheese, enchilada with sour cream, all that good stuff.
-- Tariliss

Bone Yard -- Drat.  I kept kicking bones out of the way in order to get to you, and
there kept being more bones in the way.  An endless supply, in fact.  And the hip
bone wasn't even connected to the thigh bone or anything!  Very untidy. -- Sweet
Betsey

Brother Bash -- You know, we shouldn't either of us let the Commission do this to us.
We aren't Shews.  I'm not, you're not, and anyone but a certified idiot (all the
Commission employs, I'm sure) would see that. -- Tiannary

Vampyr -- Gods, I'm sorry, I didn't mean to laugh at the beginning of the fight.  It
was your red hair and your ritual grimacing.  Quite good grimaces, mind you, but
combined with the hair, well, I just lost it.  Of course, you took your revenge by
defeating me, so I suppose we're even, but...I just didn't want you to think I was
scornful of you. -- Corianelle

Missy Mossy -- (blinking in confusion)  Er...right.  Naturally. -- Sweet Betsey

Ranfnagud -- Damn. -- Motta the Knife
P.S.  Hey, I can't be eloquent until I recover.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MANGY POLECAT was butchered by TILKIRRIN THE ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
HUME slimly won victory over KRANKYKARL in a 5 minute veteran's Challenge Title duel.
IRONSTORM was overpowered by LEIBNIZ in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
BONE YARD was savagely defeated by MISSY MOSSY in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
BLAZE defeated KOOL-AID DRINKER in a exciting 1 minute Challenge struggle.
BULLHOG was devastated by WACKY WACO WONK in a 1 minute Challenge competition.
BROTHER ZEN unbelievably bested SWEET BETSEY in a 2 minute Challenge melee.
VAMPYR was vanquished by DEMOCRITUS in a 2 minute gruesome uneven Challenge fight.
DEXTER was overpowered by BIG SHRIMP in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
HURRICANE was handily defeated by RANFNAGUD in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
WINTER SHADOWS demolished EGROS in a 1 minute mismatched match.
SKELETON slimly lost to MADAM Y in a exciting 8 minute brutal contest.
TARILISS was devastated by JASPER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched bout.
SISTER Q savagely defeated QUALIX in a 2 minute gory duel.
GHOST butchered BROTHER BASH in a 1 minute brutal uneven duel.
IAINTPLAYING bested LEUCIPPUS in a crowd pleasing 1 minute brawl.
PARMENIDES was defeated by TIANNARY in a 2 minute bout.
THE BEZERKER was demolished by CORIANELLE in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
SPECTRE luckily beat RAMPAGE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute bloody amateur's fight.
BIG JOE'S BIG TOE overpowered SIBATA THE THIEF in a 1 minute uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   8         TOTAL PARRY       14 -   5 -  0      74  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    6         WALL OF STEEL     33 -  26 -  1      56  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         STRIKING ATTACK   38 -  30 -  3      56  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    5         SLASHING ATTACK   23 -  19 -  0      55  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         AIMED BLOW         8 -   8 -  0      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-LUNGE       10 -  11 -  1      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         LUNGING ATTACK    37 -  44 -  1      46  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     20 -  24 -  1      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-STRIKE      12 -  17 -  0      41  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         BASHING ATTACK    25 -  39 -  1      39  |

Turn 572 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     BASHING ATTACK     2 -  6         3  WALL OF STEEL  
SLASHING ATTACK    4 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  5         2  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  1     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -  2                                       2  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  3     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    HUME 6376                  21  15  0  105 DREAMERS (142)
STRIKING ATTACK  LEIBNIZ 6540               17   6  0  104 DREAMERS (142)
SLASHING ATTACK  BIG SHRIMP 6561             9   3  0  103 ICE AGE (639)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    KRANKYKARL 6406            19  15  1   96 HIGH JINKS (584)
BASHING ATTACK   RANFNAGUD 6567             12   5  0   89 COLD IRON BLOWS (637)
LUNGING ATTACK   DEXTER 6524                19   6  1   78 HIGH JINKS (584)
PARRY-LUNGE      SISTER Q 6579               8   4  0   47 CULTS-R-US (624)
TOTAL PARRY      BONE YARD 6609              4   1  0   42 THE UNDEAD (136)
PARRY-STRIKE     SKELETON 1040               8   5  1   34 THE UNDEAD (136)
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 KRANKYKARL 6406.  The ten other most popular fighters were SWEET BETSEY 6571, 
MADAM Y 6576, HUME 6376, LEIBNIZ 6540, MISSY MOSSY 6539, SISTER Q 6579, BLAZE 6597, 
DEMOCRITUS 6611, JASPER 6566, and QUALIX 6564.

The least popular fighter this week was SKELETON 1040.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were THE BEZERKER 6605, BROTHER BASH 6577, EGROS 6565, HURRICANE 6481, 
DEXTER 6524, BULLHOG 6560, BONE YARD 6609, IRONSTORM 6483, BIG JOE'S BIG TOE 6624, 
and TARILISS 6527.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

HUME (12-6376) DREAMERS (142)
LEIBNIZ (12-6540) DREAMERS (142)

                           SUMMER FACE-TO-FACE IN ATLANTA!

Our next summer FTF will be held in Atlanta, Georgia, July 27-29, 2007.  It will be 
held at the Sheraton Buckhead Hotel in Atlanta, on 3405 Lenox Road NE (404-261-9250). 
Room rates are $95.00 per night, 1-4 occupancy.  There is a free shuttle from the 
MARTA station two blocks away and free parking, high speed internet (for extra charge), 
fitness center, jacuzzi, and pool.  The rooms are blocked--ask for the Reality 
Simulations room block.  Look for transportation info in the tournament information 
sheet.  We hope you're all looking forward to it and that we will see you there!