DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/16/2007    Duedate: 04/28/2007

TOBIR ARENA

DM-14    TURN-565

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SHOWSTOPPER
NO-HALF STEPPING (451)
(14-4427) [8-3-2,97]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SHOWSTOPPER                    POSITION IS EMPTY
NO-HALF STEPPING (451)         
(14-4427) [8-3-2,97]           

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CHICHI-HOOEY                   ECHANOSARAH
THE DOGHOUSE (188)             THE DOGHOUSE (188)
(14-4270) [18-37-0,91]         (14-4490) [4-4-0,16]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE DOGHOUSE (188)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. NO-HALF STEPPING (451)      51
2. OLYMPIANS (320)              0      NO-HALF STEPPING (451)
3. BIO WARFARE (439)            0      Unchartered Team
4. THE DOGHOUSE (188)         -10
                                       CAROLINA BLUE (414)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 NO-HALF STEPPING (451)    26  25  2 51.0   1/ 1 THE DOGHOUSE (188)       10  5 0
 2- 2 OLYMPIANS (320)          103 107  3 49.0   2/ 2 NO-HALF STEPPING (451)    7  2 1
 3/ 3 THE DOGHOUSE (188)       441 550  9 44.5   3- 3 OLYMPIANS (320)           4  6 0
 4- 4 BIO WARFARE (439)        103 129 11 44.4   4- 4 BIO WARFARE (439)         1  2 1

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

     "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?"

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     M. Chardinee is a pitiful wretch of a gladiator, but then, he's a cat.  What
else can you expect of a cat?  He's worthless and weak, he couldn't kill a
houseplant, and he does not belong here.  I said all that during the fight, and it's
TRUE.

                                      Chichi-Hooey

                                      SPY REPORT

     I can't believe the violence in TOBIR!  I still haven't told Mom I'm writing 
Spyreports.  She'd have a cow!  Well, here we go...  Was that a tear I saw in 
SHOWSTOPPER's eye, as he took over Duelmastership?  And wasn't CHICHI-HOOEY fit to be 
tied!  Who was the wiseguy that said TOBIR's Duelmaster was paying for drinks at The 
Deeproot Inn?  Don't look at me!   
     AAARRGH!!!  I HATE SPYREPORTING!!!  Sorry.  I just had to say it.  Like, is 
TIPAR KUROO popular, or what?  He was challenged the most in all of TOBIR!  He's got 
a 8-7-0, is that good?  People were asking me did 100% REALLY challenge TIPAR KUROO?  
(all right, maybe they didn't, but it sounded good!) It wasn't a spectacular fight, 
or anything, but TIPAR KUROO wants me to write about it since he was beat by 100%.  
Satisfied?   
     Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other!  Don't you guys ever give 
it a break?  Hey you guys, don't you think your families would like to hear from you? 
Write!  (Or have someone write for you.)  
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I gotta leave.  TOBIR is like such a dump, and you guys smell 
too much!  I had a fun time, see you later-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHOWSTOPPER 4427              8   3  2    97       NO-HALF STEPPING (451)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHICHI-HOOEY 4270            18  37  0    91       THE DOGHOUSE (188)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GERBENT 4401                 11  17  0    57       THE DOGHOUSE (188)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SCRUFF 4421                  14   5  0    55       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 100% 4429                     6   5  0    52       NO-HALF STEPPING (451)
 LOVELIFE 4428                 6   5  0    47       NO-HALF STEPPING (451)
 TIPAR KUROO 4465              8   7  0    40       THE DOGHOUSE (188)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ATREUS 4083                   5   1  0    31       OLYMPIANS (320)
 LRB 4488                      3   2  0    31       NO-HALF STEPPING (451)
-RED BLOOD CELL 4420           4  11  2    25       BIO WARFARE (439)
-CLYTEMNAESTRA 4089            2   3  0    25       OLYMPIANS (320)
-APOLLO'S APPRENTICE 4500      2   1  0    24       OLYMPIANS (320)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ECHANOSARAH 4490              4   4  0    16       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
-PROTOPLASMIC 4504             1   0  1    12       BIO WARFARE (439)
-VACUOLE 4482                  1   0  0     9       BIO WARFARE (439)
-DAEDELUS 4507                 1   0  0     7       OLYMPIANS (320)
 STRONG ARM STEADY 4491        0   2  0     2       NO-HALF STEPPING (451)
-PERSEPHONE 4508               0   1  0     1       OLYMPIANS (320)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
WHITE BLOOD CELL 4477  4  3 0 BIO WARFARE 439       SHOWSTOPPER 4427      563         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Atreus -- Umm...a garden in the middle of the house, with a fishpond?  I like
fishponds.  Well, they don't have to have fish in them, I just like ponds.  Mud and
splashing, you know.  Good clean, in a manner of speaking, fun. -- Scruff
P.S.  You needed the defeat.  It teaches you patience and perspective.  Trust me.
Dogs understand this stuff.

Lovelife -- You don't UNDERSTAND.  It isn't supposed to work out like that! --
Gerbent
P.S.  For one thing, you're a guy.  I don't do it with guys.

The Civilized Criminal is a horrible person!  For one thing, he tastes AWFUL.  Truly
bad.  I think it's his soap. -- Tipar Kuroo, wishing for a chance to wash his tongue

Apollo's Apprentice -- If you're so good at your darned job, why isn't the sun
shining?  It's noon.  The sun SHOULD be shining. -- Echanosarah

Gerbent -- For a stupid dog, you have a feverish imagination.  I laugh, ha ha, at
your idea of a "suitable punishment."  You don't, and can't, understand. -- Art Folle
Dodger, eminently civilized and not truly criminal; name a law I've broken!  Name
just ONE.

Scruff -- I wasn't really cheerful, or if I was, I didn't know it. -- Timmins, former
fan but apparently permanent standby
P.S.  I think there were proscribed substances involved.

Persephone -- See?  That wasn't too bad, was it? -- Darias Le Plume, Trustworthy
Scribe

Daedelus -- I hope Apollo's Apprentice comes along and melts your wings, old man. --
Curshif Ty, Volunteer

Clytemnestra -- I'll tell your son what you did! -- Darias Le Plume, Trustworthy
Scribe

Tipar Kuroo -- Stupid beast. -- Art Folle Dodger

Chichi-Hooey -- You wretched little mutt!  The Chardinee Society teaches us not to
make rash responses to rudeness, but it also teaches us that revenge is a dish best
served cold, and very carefully plotted.  This is the only warning you will get. --
M. Ziriifth Chardinee

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

100% bested TIPAR KUROO in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
LOVELIFE was viciously subdued by SCRUFF in a 3 minute brutal Challenge duel.
STRONG ARM STEADY was viciously subdued by ECHANOSARAH in a 1 minute Challenge match.
CHICHI-HOOEY was devastated by SHOWSTOPPER in a 1 minute one-sided Title contest.
GERBENT overpowered THE HONEST MERCHANT in a 1 minute mismatched match.
LRB devastated TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY       12 -   4 -  1      75  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         AIMED BLOW        11 -   6 -  0      65  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    23 -  16 -  0      59  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK   17 -  14 -  3      55  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   4 -  1      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK     3 -  11 -  1      21  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 565 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 -  1         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  SHOWSTOPPER 4427            8   3  2   97 NO-HALF STEPPING (451)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      SCRUFF 4421                14   5  0   55 THE DOGHOUSE (188)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    100% 4429                   6   5  0   52 NO-HALF STEPPING (451)
SLASHING ATTACK  LOVELIFE 4428               6   5  0   47 NO-HALF STEPPING (451)
LUNGING ATTACK   TIPAR KUROO 4465            8   7  0   40 THE DOGHOUSE (188)
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 ECHANOSARAH 4490.  The ten other most popular fighters were 100% 4429, 
LOVELIFE 4428, SHOWSTOPPER 4427, GERBENT 4401, TIPAR KUROO 4465, LRB 4488, SCRUFF 
4421, STRONG ARM STEADY 4491, CHICHI-HOOEY 4270, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was CHICHI-HOOEY 4270.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were STRONG ARM STEADY 4491, SCRUFF 4421, LRB 4488, TIPAR KUROO 
4465, GERBENT 4401, SHOWSTOPPER 4427, LOVELIFE 4428, 100% 4429, ECHANOSARAH 4490, and 
0.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

CHICHI-HOOEY (14-4270) THE DOGHOUSE (188)

               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