DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/09/2007    Duedate: 04/21/2007

DULLENS ARENA

DM-13    TURN-475

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SWEET DREAM STRIKER
DREAMERS (539)
(13-5085) [13-11-1,101]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SIGMOND FREUD - ST             BLADE DANCER
MOMMY DEAREST (543)            ADEPT'S OF XOAN (551)
(13-5062) [13-7-3,104]         (13-5168) [3-0-0,30]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

NORMAN BATES SL                DREAMER
MOMMY DEAREST (543)            DREAMERS (539)
(13-4977) [18-7-1,86]          (13-5153) [7-3-0,45]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ADEPT'S OF XOAN (551)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ADEPT'S OF XOAN (551)       30
2. DREAMERS (539)              19      MOMMY DEAREST (543)
3. ARENA FELINES II (530)       0      Unchartered Team
4. MOMMY DEAREST (543)         -5
                                       ADEPT'S OF XOAN (551)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*ADEPT'S OF XOAN (551)     15   0  1  100   1/ 1*ADEPT'S OF XOAN (551)    15  0 1
 2/ 2 MOMMY DEAREST (543)       72  48  8 60.0   2/ 2 DREAMERS (539)            7  4 1
 3- 3 ARENA FELINES II (530)    61  59  2 50.8   3/ 3 MOMMY DEAREST (543)       4  2 1
 4/ 4 DREAMERS (539)            83 100  8 45.4   4- 4 ARENA FELINES II (530)    0  1 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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     "It's infamous!"  Ardane, spy reporter for Andorak, scowled and drew back his
arm to throw his goblet through the window at the crowd outside.  Then paused to
drain the contents before resuming the about-to-throw-it position.
     "Now, now, it isn't THAT bad."  Desiree of Darkholm, always the voice of sweet
reason at these meetings, laid a hand on his, smiled, and guided the goblet back to
the table.  "It's just a little mistake, you know."
     "Ha!"  Debby Tonte of Free Blades stabbed viciously into her drink with an
umbrella.  "That's easy for YOU to say.  The Delarquans aren't complaining."
     "Of course not."  Galen of Talahya looked faintly envious as she pulled a chunk
of pineapple out of her glass and began to nibble it.  "That's because the Delarquans
are THE Masters of Kung-Fu."
     "You think some managers are complaining," Olaf Modeen said, "you should hear
what the GLADIATORS are saying.  All these rumors about the Aimed Blows having
'special enhancements'..." he shook his head.  "I know it isn't true, you know it
isn't true, the top managers know it isn't true--"
     "Of course it isn't true!"  Ketchum, spy reporter for Crysalis, matched scowls
with Ardane and said, "If ANY one style was going to get a special enhancement, it
should be--"
     "Not now, Ketch," Olaf said.  "Nobody gets, nobody has gotten, nobody WILL get,
special enhancements.  That's always been the rule, and we all know how the Greywand
hates changes.  The real problem--"
     "Try telling that to some of the managers," Debby muttered, peering into her
glass for more fruit.  "They don't want to hear it.  Every time I turn around, some
manager is claiming that someone got a special change and, you know, HE didn't and
it's all unfair."
     "The REAL problem," Olaf said firmly, over-riding her voice, "is explaining to
all the second-rate Aimed Blows why they haven't received any of these 'special
enhancements' they keep hearing about."
     "There aren't any special enhancements," Ardane growled.  "None.  Just managers
who noticed that the Kung-Fu Master is a lot more dangerous than anyone expected, and
have put YEARS into the study of Kung-Fu and learned how to really USE it for their
own gladiators."
     "Saved a lot on weapons, too," Ketchum murmured.
     "But people keep complaining," Debby Tonte said.  She fished one last piece of
fruit out of her glass and stared at it dubiously.
     "There WERE no special enhancements," Olaf said.  "There ARE no special
enhancements.  There WILL BE no special enhancements.  It's all a matter of deep
study and skilled management."
     "Like anyone's going to believe that!"
     "They have no choice," Ketchum said.  "If no 'special enhancements' were given
out, then none can be taken back.  It is the way it is.  What's the point in
complaining because the sun rises in the east?"

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
DULLENS brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Of course, we're all terribly 
impressed to see STUMPY win a fight and gain 8 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, SIGMOND 
FREUD - ST beat BEDTIME BASHER and BEDTIME BASHER lost 2 points.  You're breakin' my 
heart.  Looks like DULLENS has some guts at least, SWEET DREAM STRIKER the Duelmaster 
was this turn's most-challenged warrior.  NORMAN BATES SL challenged DULLENS' 
Duelmaster for a shot at the throne.  And if variety is the spice of life, DULLENS 
may be getting bland, as SWEET DREAM STRIKER stays top dog in the city.  Kickbacks 
and bribes, kickbacks and bribes, how else do you think some of these guys win their 
fights?  Skill?  Ha!   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  
What's the big D?  DREAMERS was the most avoided team?  Bunch of lily livered... 
grumble... mumble... curse...  And who led the way in this mass act of cowardice?  
Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was MOMMY DEAREST.  Ha ha ha ha!   
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  We're all going to die in the end, so why 
worry if the fate catches up with you sooner that later?   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Just wait 'till next time I show up 
here, I won't be so nice!  So nyaaah!  Glad to see the back of this place-- Snide 
Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SWEET DREAM STRIKER 5085     13  11  1   101       DREAMERS (539)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIGMOND FREUD - ST 5062      13   7  3   104       MOMMY DEAREST (543)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NORMAN BATES SL 4977         18   7  1    86       MOMMY DEAREST (543)
 BEDTIME BASHER 5068          12  16  3    76       DREAMERS (539)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CARRIE PR 4978               11   6  1    46       MOMMY DEAREST (543)
 DREAMER 5153                  7   3  0    45       DREAMERS (539)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLADE DANCER 5168             3   0  0    30       ADEPT'S OF XOAN (551)
 PUZZL13OX 5169                3   0  0    27       ADEPT'S OF XOAN (551)
 BLOCK HEAD 5167               3   0  0    25       ADEPT'S OF XOAN (551)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-OEDPIUS 5133                  2   2  1    23       MOMMY DEAREST (543)
 PLAETOI 5166                  3   0  1    22       ADEPT'S OF XOAN (551)
 STUMPY 5165                   3   0  0    21       ADEPT'S OF XOAN (551)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
ULTIMATE FELINE 5132   1  3 0 ARENA FELINES II 530  OEDPIUS 5133          473         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

     And another turn of resounding silence....  Are you trying to put me out of
     work here? -- Ed.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

NORMAN BATES SL was bested by SWEET DREAM STRIKER in a 1 minute Challenge Title fight.
SIGMOND FREUD - ST vanquished BEDTIME BASHER in a 1 minute uneven battle.
DREAMER subdued SNUFFY THE KITTYCAT in a 1 minute gruesome fight.
PUZZL13OX devastated BRUCE LEE'S BROTHER in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
STUMPY overpowered BRUCE LEE'S BROTHER in a 1 minute mismatched match.
PLAETOI bested BRUCE LEE'S BROTHER in a 2 minute novice's duel.
BLOCK HEAD devastated BRUCE LEE'S BROTHER in a 1 minute mismatched match.
BLADE DANCER handily defeated CRANKY OLD COOT 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|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         WALL OF STEEL     14 -   2 -  1      88  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW         5 -   1 -  1      83  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    17 -   5 -  2      77  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -   8 -  0      58  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   6 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   7 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 475 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     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  SWEET DREAM STRIKER 5085   13  11  1  101 DREAMERS (539)
SLASHING ATTACK  NORMAN BATES SL 4977       18   7  1   86 MOMMY DEAREST (543)
LUNGING ATTACK   DREAMER 5153                7   3  0   45 DREAMERS (539)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is NORMAN BATES SL 4977.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was DREAMER 5153.  The ten other most popular fighters were SIGMOND FREUD - ST 
5062, PUZZL13OX 5169, SWEET DREAM STRIKER 5085, STUMPY 5165, PLAETOI 5166, BLOCK HEAD 
5167, BLADE DANCER 5168, NORMAN BATES SL 4977, BEDTIME BASHER 5068, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was BEDTIME BASHER 5068.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were NORMAN BATES SL 4977, BLADE DANCER 5168, BLOCK HEAD 5167, 
PLAETOI 5166, STUMPY 5165, SWEET DREAM STRIKER 5085, PUZZL13OX 5169, SIGMOND FREUD - 
ST 5062, DREAMER 5153, and  0.

               NEW TEAMS IN THE TEMPORARY TOURNAMENT ARENAS (DM 81/83)

Please note that all new teams created at the Face-to-Face were temporarily placed 
in a temporary Tournament Arena, DM 81 or DM 83.  If you requested that your team be 
placed in a specific arena, it has already transferred to that arena.  Any teams not 
transferred out of DM 81 and DM 83 by May 1 will be deleted.  If you have questions 
about any of your teams, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI