DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/08/2007    Duedate: 01/20/2007

TOBIR ARENA

DM-14    TURN-558

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DANISH PASTRY
FOREIGN LEGION (445)
(14-4400) [10-5-0,94]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CYTOPLASMIC                    SHOWSTOPPER
BIO WARFARE (439)              NO-HALF STEPPING (451)
(14-4309) [22-27-1,97]         (14-4427) [4-3-1,43]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CYTOPLASMIC                    CYTOPLASMIC
BIO WARFARE (439)              BIO WARFARE (439)
(14-4309) [22-27-1,97]         (14-4309) [22-27-1,97]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE DOGHOUSE (188)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. FOREIGN LEGION (445)        58
2. NO-HALF STEPPING (451)      24      FOREIGN LEGION (445)
3. THE DOGHOUSE (188)          15      Unchartered Team
4. BIO WARFARE (439)            6
5. HIGH SCHOOL PROM (449)       2      HIGH SCHOOL PROM (449)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*HIGH SCHOOL PROM (449)     8   2  1 80.0   1/ 1 THE DOGHOUSE (188)        9  6 0
 2/ 2 FOREIGN LEGION (445)      51  16  2 76.1   2/ 5 FOREIGN LEGION (445)      5  0 1
 3/ 3*NO-HALF STEPPING (451)    15  18  1 45.5   3/ 2*HIGH SCHOOL PROM (449)    5  0 0
 4/ 4 BIO WARFARE (439)         98 122  9 44.5   4/ 4*NO-HALF STEPPING (451)    5  9 1
 5/ 5 THE DOGHOUSE (188)       421 535  9 44.0   5/ 3 BIO WARFARE (439)         4  8 1

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

              + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ The Doghouse ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     Arenamaster Vashku's idea of transport was strange.  This was not surprising.
Arenamaster Vashku was strange all by himself.  It was a carriage with a fringe on
top.  Black, of course.  What other color carriage would he have?  The fringe was
either black or very dark red; in the darkness of the alley behind the arena, it was
hard to tell which.
     An orc dressed all in black leaned out and looked them over.  "What's the deal,
Vashku?"  His voice was deep and gravelly; it sounded more like a growl than a casual
comment.
     "Passengers," the demon said.  "Drop them off in Point when you go by there."
     "We hadn't planned on going into Point," another voice said.  The reins
twitched.  "Don't want to get tangled up with that mess around Krael."
     "Anywhere on the peninsula will do," Vashku said.  He produced--it looked as
though he'd plucked it from the vacant air--an envelope and handed it to the driver.
"Give this to them as they get out."
     A hand appeared from the darkness and took the envelope as though expecting it
to explode.  "I'm going to regret borrowing your carriage, aren't I?"
     "I agreed to it, Hark," the orc said.  "It's bound to better than traveling by
boat all the way to Aradi."
     "We could still change our minds," the driver said.  The reins twitched again.
     "No, you cannot.  Once the carriage has been activated," Vashku said, "it must
be driven.  And since it was activated in your name, my dear Harkon, YOU must drive
it."
     A long sigh from within the darkness of the carriage.  "I expected something
like that.  Oh, well, at least it isn't togs.  I don't think I'll ever look a scrod
in the face again, if there's any way to avoid it."
     "I'm with you on that," the orc agreed.  He waved the two gladiators toward the
step leading to the rear seat.  "Might as well get in.  You're as much stuck with
this as we are."

     Meanwhile, south of town, Andillia stopped in the middle of her new kitchen and
stared at the fireplace.  It was very nearly as big as a room by itself, she could
have stood upright in the soot-stained cavern.
     "Room to roast a whole ox in there," the agent assured her, smiling madly.
"Great for serving large parties!  And look at this oven!"  He pulled open a door
that would have been appropriate on a bank vault.  The oven was as big as...well, a
bank vault.  Or a tomb.
     "That's...impressive," the Lady Protector said.  "But it must burn a lot of
wood.  I don't think I could afford--"
     "No, no, firewood isn't a problem.  You won't need much, this is all the most
advanced design!  Look!"  The agent slapped a round plate in the wall, six inches in
diameter and inscribed with...symbols that made Andillia queasy to look at.  There
was a cough and a roar, and flames shot upward, all across the back of the gaping
hearth and along both sides of the giant oven.  Heat poured out of them.  "Not the
least problem!"  His face red and shiny with sweat, the agent handed her a card.
"Send for me if you need anything else!  I live to serve!"  And he darted around her
and out the back door.

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of TOBIR!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Warriors--remember that glory waits always 
around the corner!  Witness how this week FOREIGN LEGION went 5-0-1 to move up 3 in 
the rankings.  BWUCE REE caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as she 
skillfully bested CHICHI-HOOEY and was awarded 18 points in recognition.  In one of 
the week's more notable duels, 100% put down TIPAR KUROO, causing him to lose 6 
points of recognition in the process.  The city has turned out in honor of DANISH 
PASTRY, for with hers arena victory she 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!   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In TOBIR "art" is a word that has long 
since passed from the language!   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Strange what qualities come forth in the face of 
certain doom.  RUSSIAN WINTER has the town astir with the news of hers Dark Arena 
victory!  Some say a warrior is judged by the way he bears arms.  One thing is sure, 
better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of a far off 
city calling to me.  I must away!  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                  
 DANISH PASTRY 4400           10   5  0    94       FOREIGN LEGION (445)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CYTOPLASMIC 4309             22  27  1    97       BIO WARFARE (439)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ENCLOPLASMIC 4307            11   9  0    82       BIO WARFARE (439)
 BWUCE REE 4388                9   2  0    80       FOREIGN LEGION (445)
 CHICHI-HOOEY 4270            15  33  0    78       THE DOGHOUSE (188)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ITALIAN STALLION 4399        14   1  0    65       FOREIGN LEGION (445)
 GERBENT 4401                  9  12  0    59       THE DOGHOUSE (188)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RUSSIAN WINTER 4443           5   0  1    54       FOREIGN LEGION (445)
 MAGINOT LINE 4393             7   3  0    45       FOREIGN LEGION (445)
 SHOWSTOPPER 4427              4   3  1    43       NO-HALF STEPPING (451)
 CLOWN 4418                    3   0  0    35       HIGH SCHOOL PROM (449)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 100% 4429                     4   3  0    28       NO-HALF STEPPING (451)
 SCRUFF 4421                   7   5  0    26       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 LOVELIFE 4428                 4   3  0    26       NO-HALF STEPPING (451)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SANDWICHES 4419               2   0  1    23       HIGH SCHOOL PROM (449)
 RED BLOOD CELL 4420           4   8  2    22       BIO WARFARE (439)
-TEA 4417                      1   1  0    21       HIGH SCHOOL PROM (449)
 TIPAR KUROO 4465              3   5  0    17       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
-PUNCH 4416                    2   0  0    17       HIGH SCHOOL PROM (449)
 WHITE BLOOD CELL 4477         2   2  0    14       BIO WARFARE (439)
 ECHANOSARAH 4490              1   0  0    14       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
-VOTING 4415                   0   1  0     7       HIGH SCHOOL PROM (449)
 LRB 4488                      0   1  0     1       NO-HALF STEPPING (451)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
DELARQUAN SAILOR 498   0  1 0   1                   SHOWSTOPPER 4427      558 NONE    
HIGH ELF 510           0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          RUSSIAN WINTER 4443   558 NONE    
KOKO THE BRUISER 4430  3  4 0 NO-HALF STEPPING 451  BLACK ORC 511         558 NONE    
1% 4471                0  2 0 NO-HALF STEPPING 451  RED BLOOD CELL 4420   556 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Cytoplasmic -- Surely you could do better than that?  You have been a determined
contestant all along, quite dedicated, in fact.  Well, some people can't handle
dill--I don't much care for it myself--so feel free to hold out for...mint or
something of that sort.  Or curry.  Whatever.  That is no longer my concern.  Well,
not directly, but as I AM going to be opening a restaurant a little way down the
coast, the preferences of my diners could become an issue.  Think about it and get
back to me, okay? -- Andillia
P.S.  Garlic, I want to see a fair amount of garlic in my special dishes, and hot
peppers.  Yes!

Encoloplasmic -- You want to be Duel2Dude, short stuff?  Go for it!  All those
endorsements, and public appearances in strange clothing and/or touting even stranger
"sport drinks."  Better you than me.  I've got other plans.  NOT an adventure to
rescue the Arenamaster's golden-haired daughter, mind you, do I look crazy? --
Chichi-Hooey
P.S.  Of COURSE I won't tell you what my plans are!  I don't want anybody horning in
on 'em.  Maybe YOU wouldn't, but the very walls have ears around here.

Lovelife -- A great concept, I'll go with that.  But, er, one needs a female of
approximately the same species to bring it off.  What have you got, eh?  (looks
around pointedly)  I don't see anyone. -- Gerbent

It is my belief that the Cheerful Fan is insane.  For his cheer, and for being a
fan--who wants to stand somewhere waving air around all the time?  Not to mention
that he's darned dangerous.  You know how these lunatics are:  insane strength and a
vengeful nature.  We should run this Cheerful Fan out of town on a sawblade. -- Tipar
Kuroo

Koko the Bruiser -- Yikes!  You think I have TIME for bruises?  I've got somebody's
golden-haired daughter to rescue...against my better judgment, but there it is.
(sigh)  As a Good Dog, of COURSE I have rescue golden-haired daughters, and other
children.  It's a hard life. -- Scruff

18 December 2006
Let it be known that Buddy Lee is no longer a member of The Company of Brothers,
T.C.B.  I have resigned as of 10-23-06.  Thank you.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

RUSSIAN WINTER unbelievably slew HIGH ELF in a 4 minute Dark Arena fight.
KOKO THE BRUISER was murdered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
ENCLOPLASMIC was savagely defeated by DANISH PASTRY in a 2 minute bloody Title duel.
CYTOPLASMIC devastated KUNG-FU MASTER in a 2 minute one-sided fight.
CHICHI-HOOEY was demolished by BWUCE REE in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
ITALIAN STALLION vanquished AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
MAGINOT LINE outlasted SCRUFF in a unpopular 15 minute brawl.
GERBENT overpowered LOVELIFE in a 1 minute uneven melee.
CLOWN unbelievably bested RED BLOOD CELL in a action packed 1 minute duel.
SHOWSTOPPER assassinated DELARQUAN SAILOR in a 2 minute gory uneven duel.
100% defeated TIPAR KUROO in a 3 minute match.
WHITE BLOOD CELL handily defeated LRB in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
ECHANOSARAH demolished CONVINCIAN HERO in a 1 minute mismatched match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         TOTAL PARRY       15 -   6 -  1      71  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   3 -  0      63  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         AIMED BLOW        10 -   6 -  0      63  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    30 -  25 -  1      55  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         STRIKING ATTACK   20 -  23 -  1      47  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL      8 -  10 -  0      44  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   9 -  3      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   2 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 558 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-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         3  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         2  WALL OF STEEL  
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   DANISH PASTRY 4400         10   5  0   94 FOREIGN LEGION (445)
STRIKING ATTACK  ENCLOPLASMIC 4307          11   9  0   82 BIO WARFARE (439)
WALL OF STEEL    ITALIAN STALLION 4399      14   1  0   65 FOREIGN LEGION (445)
TOTAL PARRY      RUSSIAN WINTER 4443         5   0  1   54 FOREIGN LEGION (445)
AIMED BLOW       CLOWN 4418                  3   0  0   35 HIGH SCHOOL PROM (449)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CYTOPLASMIC 4309.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was CYTOPLASMIC 4309.  The ten other most popular fighters were DANISH PASTRY 
4400, SHOWSTOPPER 4427, RED BLOOD CELL 4420, 100% 4429, TIPAR KUROO 4465, ECHANOSARAH 
4490, RUSSIAN WINTER 4443, ENCLOPLASMIC 4307, BWUCE REE 4388, and GERBENT 4401.

The least popular fighter this week was MAGINOT LINE 4393.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SCRUFF 4421, LRB 4488, LOVELIFE 4428, CHICHI-HOOEY 4270, 
ITALIAN STALLION 4399, KOKO THE BRUISER 4430, WHITE BLOOD CELL 4477, CLOWN 4418, 
GERBENT 4401, and BWUCE REE 4388.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

CYTOPLASMIC (14-4309) BIO WARFARE (439)