DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/09/2007    Duedate: 07/21/2007

TOBIR ARENA

DM-14    TURN-571

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DANISH PASTRY
FOREIGN LEGION (445)
(14-4400) [13-6-0,104]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DANISH PASTRY                  TEA
FOREIGN LEGION (445)           HIGH SCHOOL PROM (449)
(14-4400) [13-6-0,104]         (14-4417) [4-2-0,55]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DANISH PASTRY                  SHOWSTOPPER
FOREIGN LEGION (445)           NO-HALF STEPPING (451)
(14-4400) [13-6-0,104]         (14-4427) [10-7-2,99]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

NO-HALF STEPPING (451)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. NO-HALF STEPPING (451)      27
2. HIGH SCHOOL PROM (449)      26      FOREIGN LEGION (445)
3. FOREIGN LEGION (445)         8      Unchartered Team
4. THE DOGHOUSE (188)           5
5. MEDAL OF HONOR A2 (461)      0      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 FOREIGN LEGION (445)      61  23  2 72.6   1/ 2 NO-HALF STEPPING (451)    8  6 1
 2- 2*MEDAL OF HONOR A2 (461)   14   6  2 70.0   2- 1*MEDAL OF HONOR A2 (461)   6  4 1
 3- 3 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)  244 147 18 62.4   3/ 4 FOREIGN LEGION (445)      6  6 0
 4- 4 PLANTARUM ANDORIA (396)   23  14  1 62.2   4/ 3 THE DOGHOUSE (188)        6  9 0
 5/ 5*HIGH SCHOOL PROM (449)    14  10  1 58.3   5/ 6*HIGH SCHOOL PROM (449)    3  3 0
 6- 6 PISSED PIZZA GUYS (389)  119  91 12 56.7   6- 5 PISSED PIZZA GUYS (389)   2  3 1
 7- 7 ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)  257 205 17 55.6   7- 8 ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)   1  0 0
 8/ 8 NO-HALF STEPPING (451)    40  39  5 50.6   8- 7 PLANTARUM ANDORIA (396)   1  2 0
 9/ 9 THE DOGHOUSE (188)       456 565  9 44.7   9- 9 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)   0  1 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster, back to give you this week's Spy Report.  Sit 
back in your seats and we'll have more fun than a barrel of Zontanis.  We now have a 
new top team for all of you guys to dogpile on.  NO-HALF STEPPING now holds the crown 
and they are betting they can keep it.  Hey everybody, watch out for SHOWSTOPPER, who 
flew up 15 points in the rankings after mashing SCRUFF like a melon.  Keep your eye 
on this guy.  Ya know, some days it doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  SCRUFF was 
subdued by SHOWSTOPPER and drops 5 points.  Well, if ya don't shows up at the 
laundromat, ya can'ts wash yer clothes.  OPUNTIA did not fight this week so hers 
title was forfeit.  It's a proud day for the FOREIGN LEGION stable, as their warrior, 
DANISH PASTRY, ascended the Duelmaster's throne.  Advice to bashers--never force 
anything, just get a bigger halberd!   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the TOBIR arena.  Here's a 
song for you:  Who's afraid of the big, bad THE DOGHOUSE?  Big bad THE DOGHOUSE.  Big 
bad THE DOGHOUSE.  TOBIR's afraid of the big bad THE DOGHOUSE.  Tra la la la la!  And 
you guys like to boo me?  Well, unsling your rasberries, cause HIGH SCHOOL PROM beats 
feet every time THE DOGHOUSE smiles at them.  Try farming, eh?  And who is this 
MAGINOT LINE you ask, with 56 points and a 8-6-0 record.  Ooh, the tales I could 
tell!  In a mismatch, our friend CLOWN of HIGH SCHOOL PROM got heroic notions and 
challenged MAGINOT LINE.  What did it get him?  A 4-3-0 record, that's what.  I heard 
CLOWN laughed all the way to the inn as his new point total of 54 was posted in the 
arena.  I guess beating MAGINOT LINE really pays!   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  Remember:  alliances are great, but try and 
take your ally in the arena with you and see what happens.   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  Okay, so I may not be the world's best comedian, 
but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  Its been real, and its been fun, 
but it hasn't been real fun...-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DANISH PASTRY 4400           13   6  0   104       FOREIGN LEGION (445)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-OPUNTIA 3850                 12   2  0   108       PLANTARUM ANDORIA (396)
-BWUCE REE 4388               12   2  0   107       FOREIGN LEGION (445)
-ITALIAN STALLION 4399        17   1  0   101       FOREIGN LEGION (445)
 SHOWSTOPPER 4427             10   7  2    99       NO-HALF STEPPING (451)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RUDE CUSTOMER 3810           17  13  1    90       PISSED PIZZA GUYS (389)
 SCRUFF 4421                  18   7  0    81       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
-MOLYNEUX 3921                19  14  0    77       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
-WINDOW WING SIGN 3876        10   4  3    77       PISSED PIZZA GUYS (389)
 100% 4429                    11   6  2    70       NO-HALF STEPPING (451)
-ABBOTT 4131                   8   1  1    69       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
 LRB 4488                      7   4  0    69       NO-HALF STEPPING (451)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-THE COUGAREAT 3885            7   3  2    65       PISSED PIZZA GUYS (389)
-FROSTY THE SNOWMUN 4181       5   1  0    65       ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)
-$2 A GALLON GAS 3884          9   3  0    61       PISSED PIZZA GUYS (389)
-WESTON 4137                   5   3  1    59       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAGINOT LINE 4393             8   6  0    56       FOREIGN LEGION (445)
 TEA 4417                      4   2  0    55       HIGH SCHOOL PROM (449)
 CLOWN 4418                    4   3  0    54       HIGH SCHOOL PROM (449)
-GRUNT 3 4512                  4   0  0    47       MEDAL OF HONOR A2 (461)
-ONOCLEA 3849                  3   2  0    44       PLANTARUM ANDORIA (396)
 TIPAR KUROO 4465             11  10  0    43       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
-GEORGE FOREMUN 4187           5   1  0    41       ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)
-FAKE PHONE NUMBER 3839        9  11  1    39       PISSED PIZZA GUYS (389)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ECHANOSARAH 4490              8   6  0    33       THE DOGHOUSE (188)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FRANK ONO 4509                3   1  1    28       MEDAL OF HONOR A2 (461)
-STEWART 4213                  3   1  1    27       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
-PUNCH 4416                    3   1  0    27       HIGH SCHOOL PROM (449)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GINKOR 4515                   3   2  0    23       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
-SMILAX 3852                   2   5  0    23       PLANTARUM ANDORIA (396)
-SPIDER MUN 4186               4   1  0    21       ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)
-GRUNT 4 4510                  3   1  1    21       MEDAL OF HONOR A2 (461)
-BAMBAM MUN 4182               4   2  0    14       ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)
-DRIMYS 3841                   2   2  1    14       PLANTARUM ANDORIA (396)
-MUN OVER BOARD 4219           1   1  0    13       ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)
 WHOLE MUTT 4516               1   4  0    11       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
-ENVELOPE 4502                 1   0  0     9       HIGH SCHOOL PROM (449)
-ARLO OLSON 4511               1   3  0     6       MEDAL OF HONOR A2 (461)
 CODECRACKER 4518              1   2  0     5       NO-HALF STEPPING (451)
-BOMBAY 4519                   0   1  0     1       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
 ENEMY COMBATANT 4521          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?
SUBMARINE RACES 4501   0  1 0 HIGH SCHOOL PROM 449  GRUNT 4 4510          570         
LEO POWERS 4513        3  1 0 MEDAL OF HONOR A2 461 100% 4429             570         
LOVELIFE 4428          7  8 0 NO-HALF STEPPING 451  THE COUGAREAT 3885    569         
STRONG ARM STEAD 4491  1  3 1 NO-HALF STEPPING 451  FRANK ONO 4509        567 NOT REVE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Codecracker -- You...you broke it!  (sniff, poke)  But if it's already broken, then
it's okay for me to chew on it, right?  Good!  I really needed something to chew on.
I think I'm teething. -- Whole Mutt
P.S.  Or just bored.

Itallion Stallion -- I just don't like foreigners.  They smell different.  You smell
different.  Probably too much oregano.  It makes me sneeze. -- Scruff
P.S.  Mind you, I could get USED to oregano, if that's what it takes to get lots of
meat.  I don't suppose there's anything actually WRONG with it.

Frank Ono -- Oh, yes.  Jorja told me I had to say that.  She may have told me to say
it before, I don't remember.  Not important.  Besides, you recovered in a few days.
-- Tipar Kuroo

Tea -- Tea?  You're joking, aren't you?  I mean, I go out with a guy, I don't
expect...tea.  That completely puts me off my game. -- Echanosarah

Bombay -- (confused look)  I thought you'd be wearing, I dunno, something with
stripes both ways, what do they call it, a cheque or something?  Maybe a plait?  And
you just had regular old clothes.  Well, sure, I CAN tear up regular old clothes, but
I was looking forward to something NEW, and everybody TOLD me that highlanders wore
different stuff.  Furry bags with dog biscuits in them, and crisscrossing striped
things, and like that.  (heavy sigh)  Oh, well, I guess I'll just have to chew on
your shoe. -- Ginkor
P.S.  But at least I'm a semi-pedigreed shoe-chewer, not like that MUTT.

Wow, this must be some kind of record turn, but I don't see a single standby out on
the sands!  Way to GO, Tobir! -- Jorja, The Doghouse

9 July 2007
I have not been receiving my physical turns in a reliable manner lately.  If there
are diplos with the turns that go missing, they're gone for good.  So if you send me
a diplo and do not see an acknowledgement of receipt in the personals, know that I
have not gotten it (yet).  If you have email, contact me at Livia AT reality DOT com.
If you don't have email, keep trying with the diplos.  We are working on this
problem. -- the Scribe/Jorja/Leeta
P.S.  If you email me, put "Re DM" on the subject line.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SHOWSTOPPER viciously subdued SCRUFF in a 3 minute master's Challenge fight.
TEA was unbelievably bested by LRB in a 2 minute gory Challenge match.
CLOWN vanquished MAGINOT LINE in a 3 minute gory mismatched Challenge brawl.
CODECRACKER was luckily beaten by WHOLE MUTT in a 2 minute amateur's Challenge match.
DANISH PASTRY vanquished VIRGINAL CONCUBINE in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
100% devastated TIPAR KUROO in a 2 minute one-sided competition.
ECHANOSARAH was overcome by THE HONEST MERCHANT in a 2 minute melee.
GINKOR vanquished ENEMY COMBATANT in a 1 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         AIMED BLOW        11 -   5 -  0      69  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   4 -  0      64  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   4 -  2      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   5 -  2      58  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         TOTAL PARRY       13 -  10 -  0      57  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         LUNGING ATTACK    31 -  29 -  1      52  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -  14 -  1      48  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   5 -  1      44  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   5 -  1      44  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 571 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         2 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  3         3  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              TOTAL PARRY        1 -  2         2  WALL OF STEEL  
                              PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   DANISH PASTRY 4400         13   6  0  104 FOREIGN LEGION (445)
STRIKING ATTACK  SHOWSTOPPER 4427           10   7  2   99 NO-HALF STEPPING (451)
TOTAL PARRY      SCRUFF 4421                18   7  0   81 THE DOGHOUSE (188)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    100% 4429                  11   6  2   70 NO-HALF STEPPING (451)
AIMED BLOW       LRB 4488                    7   4  0   69 NO-HALF STEPPING (451)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DANISH PASTRY 4400.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was SHOWSTOPPER 4427.  The ten other most popular fighters were TEA 4417, CLOWN 
4418, CODECRACKER 4518, DANISH PASTRY 4400, LRB 4488, 100% 4429, SCRUFF 4421, TIPAR 
KUROO 4465, ECHANOSARAH 4490, and GINKOR 4515.

The least popular fighter this week was ENEMY COMBATANT 4521.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were MAGINOT LINE 4393, WHOLE MUTT 4516, GINKOR 4515, ECHANOSARAH 
4490, TIPAR KUROO 4465, SCRUFF 4421, 100% 4429, LRB 4488, DANISH PASTRY 4400, and 
CODECRACKER 4518.

                           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!