DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/22/2007    Duedate: 02/03/2007

TOBIR ARENA

DM-14    TURN-559

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DANISH PASTRY
FOREIGN LEGION (445)
(14-4400) [11-5-0,101]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DANISH PASTRY                  SHOWSTOPPER
FOREIGN LEGION (445)           NO-HALF STEPPING (451)
(14-4400) [11-5-0,101]         (14-4427) [5-3-1,55]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CHICHI-HOOEY                   100%
THE DOGHOUSE (188)             NO-HALF STEPPING (451)
(14-4270) [15-34-0,79]         (14-4429) [4-4-0,31]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

FOREIGN LEGION (445)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE DOGHOUSE (188)          19
2. FOREIGN LEGION (445)        13      FOREIGN LEGION (445)
3. BIO WARFARE (439)           13      Unchartered Team
4. NO-HALF STEPPING (451)      10
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/ 2 FOREIGN LEGION (445)      55  17  2 76.4   1/ 2 FOREIGN LEGION (445)      9  1 1
 2/ 1*HIGH SCHOOL PROM (449)     8   3  1 72.7   2/ 1 THE DOGHOUSE (188)        8  7 0
 3/ 4 BIO WARFARE (439)        101 124 10 44.9   3/ 5 BIO WARFARE (439)         6  7 1
 4/ 5 THE DOGHOUSE (188)       424 537  9 44.1   4/ 4*NO-HALF STEPPING (451)    5  8 1
 5/ 3*NO-HALF STEPPING (451)    16  21  1 43.2   5/ 3*HIGH SCHOOL PROM (449)    1  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

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

     Gerbent and Scruff settled into the rear seat of the black carriage, looking
around uneasily.  It was as dark inside the carriage as outside in the night, but
surprisingly comfortable if you didn't mind a whiff of sulfur now and then.  It
started moving.
     "Ah...shouldn't you light the lamps?" Gerbent asked.
     "No."  It was the Black Orc's gravelly voice.  "We're engaged in Dark Deeds.
Lamps would be inappropriate.  Artistically unsound."
     "We're making a statement," the driver added.  He didn't sound happy about it.
     "Maybe you should consider stating something else?" Scruff suggested.
     "Do you think we haven't considered that?" the orc growled.  "The only
alternative we were offered was running the length of Alastari with scissors."
     "That...isn't supposed to be a good idea," Gerbent admitted.
     "The whole length of Alastari?" Scruff asked, impressed.
     "Trocar to Snowbound."  The driver flipped the reins as though he expected them
to set off something disastrous.  The dark horses leaped forward, the carriage leaped
forward...upward?
     "Which was a lesson to us," the orc said, "never to gamble with demons.
Especially not a 'friendly game' of poker.  As if there is such a thing!  We should
have known better."
     The driver, in the voice of one who will be fair at all costs, said, "You did
know better.  You tried to talk me out of it."
     "Yeah, well, I'll add 'trying to talk an arenamaster out of foolishness' to the
list of things I now know better than to do.  Huh, playing cards with arenamasters
should go on that list, too, I think."
     Scruff could smell the driver--an arenamaster, apparently--getting ready to
argue that last point.  He didn't want to listen to it, so he said, "How long will it
take us to reach Point?"
     "No idea," the orc said.  The carriage shifted a little as he leaned to look
over the side.  "We seem to be...crossing the bay," he added.  "About ten feet above
the water.  I don't like it."
     "Live with it," the driver advised.  "Vashku said we'd run parallel to the
coast, but far enough out to miss it all.  I don't care for it much, myself, but I
think the idea is to miss Ti.  Or where Ti used to be."

                                      SPY REPORT

     You elder fighters surely remember me.  The younger ones may call me Olaf 
Modeen.  I return to TOBIR once again!  Woof!  THE DOGHOUSE were a bunch of dogs 
after FOREIGN LEGION got through with 'em!  2nd ain't so sweet as 1st!  What's with 
WHITE BLOOD CELL?  It actually beat NO-HALF STEPPING's LOVELIFE, and walked away with 
17 more points from the fight.  Laughs were big at BIO WARFARE while they watched 
WHITE BLOOD CELL clobber LOVELIFE.  He lost 6 points and got bruised from objects 
thrown from the stands.  Try as he might, CHICHI-HOOEY wasn't good enough at 
persuading DANISH PASTRY to step down from the Duelmaster's throne...  Wouldn't it be 
nice to have live subjects to practice on?  I hear some team is looking into the uses 
of convicted prisoners.   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.  TOBIR 
thinks HIGH SCHOOL PROM and their 8-3-1 is too much!  If at first you don't succeed, 
give up...  The bums at BIO WARFARE couldn't face the challenges from HIGH SCHOOL 
PROM!  No excuse for that!   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  Hmm...  More surprises must remain in store for me, if 
CYTOPLASMIC can return from the Dark Arena.  Sending a warrior to the Dark Arena 
reminds the others they'd better shape up.  Tough beans, ENCLOPLASMIC.  That's what a 
11-9-0 gets you.  So FOREIGN LEGION sent RUSSIAN WINTER to the Dark Arena.  Big deal. 
Plenty more fighters where RUSSIAN WINTER came from.  Dime a dozen...  Now, 
Spyreporters...  Is it my imagination, or are fighters getting younger every day?  To 
die so young, so gloriously!   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  Are 
you as tired of reading this as I am of writing it?  Actually, I guess I'm writing it 
before you read it.  Oh, well.  I don't want to overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DANISH PASTRY 4400           11   5  0   101       FOREIGN LEGION (445)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BWUCE REE 4388               10   2  0    86       FOREIGN LEGION (445)
 CHICHI-HOOEY 4270            15  34  0    79       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 ITALIAN STALLION 4399        15   1  0    69       FOREIGN LEGION (445)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GERBENT 4401                  9  13  0    56       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 SHOWSTOPPER 4427              5   3  1    55       NO-HALF STEPPING (451)
 MAGINOT LINE 4393             8   3  0    53       FOREIGN LEGION (445)
 CLOWN 4418                    3   1  0    37       HIGH SCHOOL PROM (449)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SCRUFF 4421                   8   5  0    31       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 100% 4429                     4   4  0    31       NO-HALF STEPPING (451)
 WHITE BLOOD CELL 4477         3   2  0    31       BIO WARFARE (439)
 TIPAR KUROO 4465              4   5  0    25       THE DOGHOUSE (188)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RED BLOOD CELL 4420           4   9  2    23       BIO WARFARE (439)
-SANDWICHES 4419               2   0  1    23       HIGH SCHOOL PROM (449)
 ECHANOSARAH 4490              2   0  0    22       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
-TEA 4417                      1   1  0    21       HIGH SCHOOL PROM (449)
 LOVELIFE 4428                 4   4  0    20       NO-HALF STEPPING (451)
-PUNCH 4416                    2   0  0    17       HIGH SCHOOL PROM (449)
 VACUOLE 4482                  1   0  0     9       BIO WARFARE (439)
-VOTING 4415                   0   1  0     7       HIGH SCHOOL PROM (449)
 LRB 4488                      0   2  0     2       NO-HALF STEPPING (451)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
ENCLOPLASMIC 4307     11 10 0 BIO WARFARE 439       HIGH ELF 510          559 NONE    
WURM KIN 518           0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          CYTOPLASMIC 4309      559 NONE    
RUSSIAN WINTER 4443    5  1 1 FOREIGN LEGION 445    WURM KIN 518          559 NONE    
1% 4471                0  2 0 NO-HALF STEPPING 451  RED BLOOD CELL 4420   556 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Bwuce Ree -- You are a bad girl!  Bad!  You don't go beating on a good dog that way.
Rolled up newspaper, that's the ticket, not STEEL.  By the Ear of the Great Hound,
what were you THINKING? -- Chichi-Hooey
P.S.  May you be nipped on the heels everywhere you go, may dogs pursue you barking
whenever you attempt to sneak into your boyfriend's house.  BAD girl.

Maginot Line -- Oh, you're a golem.  That explains it, I guess.  I never met a human
who would keep throwing the ball for THAT long.  Pretty good, huh?  Maybe we should
do it again? -- Scruff the Hopeufl

Lovelife -- I have no time for that, I have an adventure to experience, a golden-
haired daughter to rescue!  Of course, you being a cat, you probably don't understand
the concept at all, but us dogs know what it's all about. -- Gerbent
P.S.  I didn't know cats had lovelives.  I thought they just had screaming sex a
couple of times a year and let it go at that.

100% -- Yep, that's what you gave to the effort this time.  (sigh)  I wish you
wouldn't. -- Tipar Kuroo
P.S.  Give some thought to teaching with equal dedication next time.

A Convincian Hero?  Dare I say that he was "un-Convincing" in the role?  Let him go
play games with his secret admirer, he bores me. -- Echanosarah

Our congratulations go to Cytoplasmic, who is graduating (finally!).  Go for it. --
the Doghouse

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CYTOPLASMIC butchered WURM KIN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
ENCLOPLASMIC was savagely slain by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
RUSSIAN WINTER was assassinated by WURM KIN in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena duel.
RED BLOOD CELL was bested by SCRUFF in a 4 minute gory Challenge fight.
WHITE BLOOD CELL demolished LOVELIFE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
DANISH PASTRY vanquished CHICHI-HOOEY in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
BWUCE REE overpowered GERBENT in a popular 1 minute gruesome mismatched brawl.
ITALIAN STALLION vanquished CLOWN in a 1 minute uneven duel.
SHOWSTOPPER vanquished THE HONEST MERCHANT in a 2 minute gruesome uneven fight.
MAGINOT LINE luckily beat 100% in a exciting 11 minute gruesome fight.
TIPAR KUROO overpowered POLITE BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
LRB was subdued by VACUOLE in a 1 minute amateur's competition.
ECHANOSARAH devastated CONVINCIAN HERO in a 1 minute one-sided battle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         TOTAL PARRY       14 -   5 -  1      74  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         AIMED BLOW        10 -   6 -  0      63  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         LUNGING ATTACK    29 -  24 -  1      55  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   23 -  22 -  2      51  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL      7 -  10 -  0      41  |
|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 559 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   DANISH PASTRY 4400         11   5  0  101 FOREIGN LEGION (445)
WALL OF STEEL    ITALIAN STALLION 4399      15   1  0   69 FOREIGN LEGION (445)
STRIKING ATTACK  SHOWSTOPPER 4427            5   3  1   55 NO-HALF STEPPING (451)
TOTAL PARRY      MAGINOT LINE 4393           8   3  0   53 FOREIGN LEGION (445)
AIMED BLOW       CLOWN 4418                  3   1  0   37 HIGH SCHOOL PROM (449)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CHICHI-HOOEY 4270.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was 100% 4429.  The ten other most popular fighters were RED BLOOD CELL 4420, 
SHOWSTOPPER 4427, SCRUFF 4421, DANISH PASTRY 4400, BWUCE REE 4388, WHITE BLOOD CELL 
4477, ITALIAN STALLION 4399, TIPAR KUROO 4465, VACUOLE 4482, and ENCLOPLASMIC 4307.

The least popular fighter this week was CHICHI-HOOEY 4270.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were LOVELIFE 4428, RUSSIAN WINTER 4443, ECHANOSARAH 4490, LRB 4488, 
MAGINOT LINE 4393, CLOWN 4418, GERBENT 4401, ENCLOPLASMIC 4307, VACUOLE 4482, and 
TIPAR KUROO 4465.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

CYTOPLASMIC (14-4309) BIO WARFARE (439)