DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

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

ALJAFIR ARENA

DM-17    TURN-560

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ERBIN FRORLIN
MIDDLE WAY (484)
(17-6725) [23-21-1,110]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ERBIN FRORLIN                  POSITION IS EMPTY
MIDDLE WAY (484)               
(17-6725) [23-21-1,110]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

WENDOL VARN                    VINN WULF
MIDDLE WAY (484)               MIDDLE WAY (484)
(17-6792) [17-10-0,92]         (17-6755) [20-15-0,76]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BALANCE OF TERROR (472)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. STEEL WOLVES (269)          42
2. HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)    36      AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560)
3. FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)     25      Unchartered Team
4. THE WONDERS (565)            0
5. MIDDLE WAY (484)            -3      UNGRATEFUL DEAD (288)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*THE WONDERS (565)          4   1  1 80.0   1/ 1 BALANCE OF TERROR (472)   9  6 1
 2/ 2 AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560)  34  16  2 68.0   2/ 2 AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560)  9  6 0
 3/ 3 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475) 388 302 17 56.2   3/ 3 MIDDLE WAY (484)          9  6 0
 4/ 4 BALANCE OF TERROR (472)  106 127  7 45.5   4/ 4 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)  6  9 1
 5/ 5 STEEL WOLVES (269)       146 178  9 45.1   5/ 6 STEEL WOLVES (269)        6  9 0
 6/ 6 FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)   21  31  1 40.4   6/ 7 FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)   5 10 1
 7/ 7 MIDDLE WAY (484)         333 502  7 39.9   7- 5*THE WONDERS (565)         4  1 1

    '*'   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 
ALJAFIR brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Of course, we're all terribly 
impressed to see YELLOW ORC win a fight and gain 22 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, 
YELLOW ORC beat STELRA TIRINS and STELRA TIRINS lost 20 points.  You're breakin' my 
heart.  And it's out with the old, in with the new, as ERBIN FRORLIN takes the Title 
and last week's bar tab from the old Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  Kickbacks and bribes, 
kickbacks and bribes, how else do you think some of these guys win their fights?  
Skill?  Ha!   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.  
ALJAFIR, I am losing what little hope I had in you.  STEEL WOLVES the most avoided 
team?  What insult will suffice, I cannot say.  And who led the way in this mass act 
of cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was FIELDS OF ELYSIUM.  Ha ha ha 
ha!  Ooh, I'm frightfully impressed, AIM SEDUCE HAMMER was this turn's most 
challenged warrior.  Watch that ego swell, sports fans.  I guess I can give a little 
credit to MAYHEM of STEEL WOLVES for challenging up by 19 to MAXA SMASHU.  MAYHEM won 
to get 54 points of recognition.   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  Well, ERBIN FRORLIN, I guess FIELDS OF ELYSIUM stable 
was just too chicken to bloodfeud you over SAPHRONICUS.  I guess cowardice is part of 
managing a team.  Not that I'll be buying the drinks, but I'll be glad to see 
COLOSSUS and STEEL WOLVES at The Vile Vizier tonight celebrating their bloodfeud 
victory over AIM OBTUSE HAMMER.  Titanium shields and bamboo daggers, guess what 
brave team is developing these kinds of weapons?   
     There's got to be a better place in ALJAFIR to get a drink than The Vile Vizier! 
Any suggestions?  Phlllt!  Just had to do that before I leave the fine city of 
ALJAFIR.  I feel much better now.  Glad to see the back of this place-- Snide Clemens 

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ERBIN FRORLIN 6725           23  21  1   110       MIDDLE WAY (484)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FORCAS 6538                  14  14  2    95       BALANCE OF TERROR (472)
 STRAIGHT LINE 6714           20  31  1    92       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 WENDOL VARN 6792             17  10  0    92       MIDDLE WAY (484)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VINN WULF 6755               20  15  0    76       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 AIM SEDUCE HAMMER 6815       10   0  1    71       AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VIOLET ORC 6783              14  15  0    58       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAYHEM 6858                   8   5  1    54       STEEL WOLVES (269)
 YELLOW ORC 6860               5   9  1    50       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
 ARTEMIDORUS 6864              8   4  0    43       FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
 AIM BETTER HAMMER 6817        5   5  0    43       AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560)
 MAXA SMASHU 6808              8   8  2    42       BALANCE OF TERROR (472)
 NYNAEVE HAXAN 6826            4   3  0    42       BALANCE OF TERROR (472)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COLOSSUS 6883                 2   2  0    33       STEEL WOLVES (269)
 AIM OBTUSE HAMMER 6819        8   2  1    31       AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560)
 BLOODHOWL 6859                4   9  0    31       STEEL WOLVES (269)
 STELRA TIRINS 6868            6   6  0    27       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 AIM REDUCE HAMMER 6818        6   4  0    26       AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560)
 HEXIM HSIDAR 6820             5   6  0    25       BALANCE OF TERROR (472)
 AIM BITTER HAMMER 6816        5   5  0    24       AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 QUINTUS 6913                  2   0  1    23       FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
 VARR 6903                     2   1  0    22       STEEL WOLVES (269)
-LEX 6894                      1   0  0    15       THE WONDERS (565)
-MARTIN 6897                   1   0  0    13       THE WONDERS (565)
 KANE 6909                     1   1  0    10       STEEL WOLVES (269)
 DROGBA 6908                   1   1  0     9       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
-LUTHER 6896                   1   0  0     8       THE WONDERS (565)
-LORANCE 6895                  1   0  1     6       THE WONDERS (565)
 NOVELLUS 6911                 1   1  0     4       FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
 ROONEY 6906                   0   2  0     2       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
-TERRY 6893                    0   1  0     1       THE WONDERS (565)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
DUMB 6914              0  1 0 FIELDS OF ELYSIUM 563 HIGH ELF 644          560 NONE    
DUMBER 6915            0  1 0 FIELDS OF ELYSIUM 563 SHEWISH GIANT 646     560 NONE    
SAPHRONICUS 6850       9  2 0 FIELDS OF ELYSIUM 563 ERBIN FRORLIN 6725    556 NOT REVE
DAISMYFRIEND 6916      0  1 0 HEROESANDFOUNDONE 475 BLACK ORC 645         560 NONE    
BLUE ORC 6761          8 23 0 HEROESANDFOUNDONE 475 MAXA SMASHU 6808      558         
BECKHAM 6904           0  1 0 HEROESANDFOUNDONE 475 LORANCE 6895          558         

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
NIGHTSONG 6840         6  8 0 STEEL WOLVES 269      AIM SEDUCE HAMME 6815 557         
DRAHGO 6870            1  5 0 STEEL WOLVES 269      AIM OBTUSE HAMME 6819 556 JUST REV

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Etien Haxan -- I hope you are properly appreciative.  After all, if it was not for
ME, you would not hold this arena's title, nor would you have a winning record.  *I*
did these things for you.  No one else. -- Straight Line

Forcas -- (smugly)  This is what happens when you don't keep your terrors properly
balanced.  You slide down the slippery slope into loser-hood, and I laugh!  Ha!  Ha!
Say what you will, impetuous youth, but it was *I* who won that match. -- Wendol
Varn, gloating

Nynaeve Haxan -- Good gods!  All other possible comments that I might have made pale
before the observation:  You are the victim of an input error!  Get that fixed, girl,
or you will die ignominiously. -- Stelra Tirins
P.S.  And even if it isn't ignominious, it's still death.  You don't want that.
Trust me.

I hate dwarvish assassins.  They sneak up on you, looking like innocent kids (except
for the beards), and then wham, you're dead.  So I always enjoy beating this guy. --
Erbin Frorlin
P.S.  I wouldn't have MINDED killing him, even though he'd get resurrected, but the
arenamaster stepped in.  Damned busybody.

I don't understand why the assassin is carrying a shield,  It seems so un-assassin-
like. -- Vinn Wulf

Forcas -- Are you implying that I have gender-identity problems? -- Vinn Wulf

Etien Haxan -- Eh? -- Wendol Varn

Our congratulations to Etien Haxan. -- the Middle Way

Quintus -- Do you know how much resurrection COSTS?  They don't give it to me FREE,
you know.  I'll have to beg twice as hard for a year to cover this. -- Kellechi,
Beggar

Aim Bitter Hammer -- We will remember you. -- Mejandr, member in good standing of the
Nameless Cult

Aim Better Hammer -- Anti-Orc, I see.  The Orcish Defamation League will hear of
this. -- Durok, Indentured Orc

Vinn Wulf -- There are times when I wonder why I even get out of bed in the morning.
-- Shagrath, Assassin

Erbin Frorlin -- You're a man to take every advantage, aren't you? -- Shagrath,
Assassin

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DUMB was butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DUMBER was butchered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
DAISMYFRIEND was put to death by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
BLOODHOWL was overpowered by AIM SEDUCE HAMMER in a 1 minute Bloodfeud duel.
COLOSSUS bested AIM OBTUSE HAMMER in a 1 minute Bloodfeud fight.
FORCAS devastated STRAIGHT LINE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
MAYHEM viciously subdued MAXA SMASHU in a 2 minute bloody Challenge match.
HEXIM HSIDAR was handily defeated by ARTEMIDORUS in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
NYNAEVE HAXAN vanquished AIM BITTER HAMMER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
ROONEY lost to VARR in a 1 minute gruesome beginner's Challenge fight.
ETIEN HAXAN was overpowered by ERBIN FRORLIN in a 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
WENDOL VARN savagely defeated KUNG-FU MASTER in a exciting 2 minute bloody match.
VINN WULF slimly lost to KHALHUMS DWARF in a exciting 3 minute veteran's contest.
VIOLET ORC beat AIM BETTER HAMMER in a 2 minute conflict.
STELRA TIRINS was handily defeated by YELLOW ORC in a popular 1 minute uneven fight.
AIM REDUCE HAMMER bested DROGBA in a 1 minute expert vs. novice duel.
KANE bested NOVELLUS in a popular 1 minute amateur's brawl.
QUINTUS overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       9         AIMED BLOW        60 -  33 -  4      65  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         WALL OF STEEL     10 -   6 -  0      63  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -  10 -  1      58  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         LUNGING ATTACK    13 -  11 -  1      54  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     11 -  12 -  0      48  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   7 -  1      42  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -  15 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK     8 -  13 -  2      38  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         TOTAL PARRY        9 -  20 -  0      31  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   5 -  0      17  |

Turn 560 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     3 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  3         5  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         5 -  4     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  4         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       ERBIN FRORLIN 6725         23  21  1  110 MIDDLE WAY (484)
SLASHING ATTACK  VINN WULF 6755             20  15  0   76 MIDDLE WAY (484)
WALL OF STEEL    MAYHEM 6858                 8   5  1   54 STEEL WOLVES (269)
LUNGING ATTACK   NYNAEVE HAXAN 6826          4   3  0   42 BALANCE OF TERROR (472)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is WENDOL VARN 6792.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was VINN WULF 6755.  The ten other most popular fighters were AIM BETTER HAMMER 
6817, COLOSSUS 6883, ERBIN FRORLIN 6725, WENDOL VARN 6792, VARR 6903, YELLOW ORC 
6860, KANE 6909, AIM SEDUCE HAMMER 6815, MAYHEM 6858, and ARTEMIDORUS 6864.

The least popular fighter this week was MAXA SMASHU 6808.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were ROONEY 6906, AIM BITTER HAMMER 6816, HEXIM HSIDAR 6820, 
STRAIGHT LINE 6714, BLOODHOWL 6859, DUMBER 6915, DUMB 6914, QUINTUS 6913, NOVELLUS 
6911, and DROGBA 6908.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

STRAIGHT LINE (17-6714) MIDDLE WAY (484)

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

ETIEN HAXAN (17-5772) BALANCE OF TERROR (472)

               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