DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/23/2007    Duedate: 05/05/2007

ALJAFIR ARENA

DM-17    TURN-561

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

AIM SEDUCE HAMMER
AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560)
(17-6815) [11-0-1,98]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

WENDOL VARN                    POSITION IS EMPTY
MIDDLE WAY (484)               
(17-6792) [18-10-0,102]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

WENDOL VARN                    WENDOL VARN
MIDDLE WAY (484)               MIDDLE WAY (484)
(17-6792) [18-10-0,102]        (17-6792) [18-10-0,102]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560)    74
2. FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)     18      AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560)
3. HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)    12      Unchartered Team
4. STEEL WOLVES (269)          11
5. BALANCE OF TERROR (472)      2      NUMBER CRUNCHERS (390)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560)  39  16  2 70.9   1/ 2 AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560) 11  4 0
 2/ 3 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475) 391 304 17 56.3   2/ 3 MIDDLE WAY (484)          8  7 0
 3/ 4 BALANCE OF TERROR (472)  107 130  8 45.1   3/ 5 STEEL WOLVES (269)        7  8 0
 4/ 5 STEEL WOLVES (269)       148 181  9 45.0   4/ 4 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)  7  8 0
 5/ 6 FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)   23  33  1 41.1   5/ 6 FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)   6  8 1
 6/ 7 MIDDLE WAY (484)         335 505  7 39.9   6/ 1 BALANCE OF TERROR (472)   6  8 1

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

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

    It's pretty disgusting, when you look at it.  *I* win my fight, I win the TITLE,
and S.L. is the one who graduates?  Life is so unfair!

                                     Erbin Frorlin

                                      SPY REPORT

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  BALANCE OF TERROR?  Who?  AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ is the top team these 
days, buddies!  Those betting on BALANCE OF TERROR lost their shirt, as BALANCE OF 
TERROR lost their fighting abilities:  1-3-1.  Practice pays for AIM OBTUSE HAMMER, 
who pummelled THE USEROUS MERCHANT, to pocket 17 points.  YELLOW ORC certainly had a 
baffled expression on his face, after losing to COLOSSUS and losing 14 points in the 
process!  In ALJAFIR, nothing is permanent (except Death), and we find ourselves a 
new Duelmaster, AIM SEDUCE HAMMER.  Word has it one team in ALJAFIR is taking speech 
lessons to try to bore their opponent to death.  I'll bet it works.   
     A Zenmaster once told me, 'Does not the spinning wheel turn?  And do not the 
little birds cry out?'  Any ideas?  Like the noble eagle soaring amongst the 
mountaintops, so stand the warriors of AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ, alone and unchallenged.  
As a woman of good breeding scorns the "warriors" of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM, so did that 
sorry team shy from AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ Everyone is famous for fifteen minutes, and 
YELLOW ORC is it right now.  Most challenged warrior.  Isn't HEROESANDFOUNDONES 
proud!   
     The moving sword slashes, and having slashed, moves on...  The audience gave a 
nice round of rasberries to BLOODHOWL of STEEL WOLVES, for expiring in such an 
ungraceful fashion.  4-10-0, indeed!  Ask not for whom the sword slashes; it slashes 
for thee.   
     All good things must come to an end.  More important duties call me.  Can 
anything compare to the pleasure of writing Spyreports for ALJAFIR?  On that giddy 
note I take my leave-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AIM SEDUCE HAMMER 6815       11   0  1    98       AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WENDOL VARN 6792             18  10  0   102       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 ERBIN FRORLIN 6725           23  22  1    92       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 FORCAS 6538                  14  15  2    91       BALANCE OF TERROR (472)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VINN WULF 6755               21  15  0    83       MIDDLE WAY (484)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VIOLET ORC 6783              15  15  0    61       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AIM BETTER HAMMER 6817        6   5  0    51       AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560)
 MAYHEM 6858                   8   6  1    50       STEEL WOLVES (269)
 NYNAEVE HAXAN 6826            5   3  1    50       BALANCE OF TERROR (472)
 AIM OBTUSE HAMMER 6819        9   2  1    48       AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560)
 COLOSSUS 6883                 3   2  0    48       STEEL WOLVES (269)
 MAXA SMASHU 6808              8   9  2    39       BALANCE OF TERROR (472)
 AIM BITTER HAMMER 6816        6   5  0    39       AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560)
 ARTEMIDORUS 6864              8   5  0    38       FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
 YELLOW ORC 6860               5  10  1    36       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AIM REDUCE HAMMER 6818        7   4  0    33       AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560)
 VARR 6903                     3   1  0    33       STEEL WOLVES (269)
 QUINTUS 6913                  3   0  1    30       FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
 HEXIM HSIDAR 6820             5   7  0    26       BALANCE OF TERROR (472)
 STELRA TIRINS 6868            6   7  0    25       MIDDLE WAY (484)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DROGBA 6908                   2   1  0    20       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
 NOVELLUS 6911                 2   1  0    19       FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
 LAMPARD 6922                  1   0  0    11       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
 KANE 6909                     1   2  0     5       STEEL WOLVES (269)
 ROONEY 6906                   0   3  0     3       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CRASSUS 6920                  0   1  0     1       FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
BLUE ORC 6761          8 23 0 HEROESANDFOUNDONE 475 MAXA SMASHU 6808      558         
BECKHAM 6904           0  1 0 HEROESANDFOUNDONE 475 LORANCE 6895          558         
BLOODHOWL 6859         4 10 0 STEEL WOLVES 269      NYNAEVE HAXAN 6826    561         
NIGHTSONG 6840         6  8 0 STEEL WOLVES 269      AIM SEDUCE HAMME 6815 557 NOT REVE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Erbin Frorlin -- You are interfering with my plans to hurt Wenol Varn!  I was gonna
make him squeal like a stuck pig.  I know you would have liked to see that.  Now
somebody else will have to do that. -- Etien Haxan, Servant of Kjarran

Straight Line -- How did you get your invite?  That was a pathetic performance.  Not
worthy of a Lord Protector. -- Forcas

Mayhem -- You move too much.  Stand still!  Let me hit you! -- Maxa Smashu

Artemidorus -- Nicely done!  'Tis your victory this time. -- Hexim Hsidar

Aim Bitter Hammer -- You are the jackpot!  We will fight again.  Love those skills!
-- Nynaeve Haxan

I don't know if aimers have any "special enhancements", but it seems to me that my
fighters tend to learn more skills when fighting aimers. -- Noachian, Balance of
Terror

Forcas -- (with a look of insufferable smugness)  Ha!  No matter how much terror you
sling around, you can't unbalance a... Straight Line

Ah-HA!  Let the Kung-Fu Master put THAT in his pipe and smoke it! -- Wendol Varn
P.S.  Except the disgusting wight probably doesn't smoke.  Drat.

The Khalhums Dwarf?  But I didn't want to fight the Khalhums Dwarf?  I have no
argument with the little runt, even if he IS insufferable sometimes. -- Vinn Wulf
P.S.  Such as when he wins.

Yellow Orc -- I'm not getting this.  They tell us the Commission takes note of our
names when determining our races, and I would THINK that someone with "Orc" for a
surname would BE an orc.  Very strange. -- Stelra Tirins

SHORTSWORD?  Moderate/very low?  I don't BELIEVE this!  I'm Cool, Courageous, and
Trustworthy, and the Commission can think of nothing better to do than give me a
wimpy shortsword and a tee-shirt that says "Born to Scum"?  I think I've been
insulted. -- Lord Protector Straight Line

Shagrath, Assassin -- Well, what do you expect?  Of course we'd rather win! -- Vinn
Wulf and Erbin Frorlin

20 April 2007
All -- I've been...out of circulation for the last couple of months, and my lists
are not up to date.  If you've announced a manager name, a new alliance, or changed
a manager name or alliance since the middle of February, let me know in the ads, via
diplo, or in an e-mail (Sue (at) solberg-mathews (dot) com).  For that matter, if
you just want to make sure I've got things right, you can always do the same. -- The
Saint, keeper of lists

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

FORCAS slimly lost to WENDOL VARN in a 2 minute master's Challenge fight.
MAYHEM was outwaited by VIOLET ORC in a slow 8 minute Challenge match.
BLOODHOWL was slaughtered by NYNAEVE HAXAN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
COLOSSUS savagely defeated YELLOW ORC in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
VARR overpowered STELRA TIRINS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge struggle.
DROGBA devastated KANE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge competition.
ROONEY was overcome by NOVELLUS in a 3 minute Challenge melee.
ERBIN FRORLIN was vanquished by AIM SEDUCE HAMMER in a 1 minute uneven Title duel.
STRAIGHT LINE was overpowered by M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
VINN WULF defeated VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a action packed 1 minute veteran's fight.
MAXA SMASHU was beaten by AIM BITTER HAMMER in a 1 minute fight.
AIM BETTER HAMMER subdued ARTEMIDORUS in a crowd pleasing 1 minute match.
HEXIM HSIDAR was overcome by AIM REDUCE HAMMER in a exciting 1 minute contest.
AIM OBTUSE HAMMER demolished THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
QUINTUS handily defeated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
CRASSUS was vanquished by LAMPARD in a 1 minute mismatched bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       9         AIMED BLOW        61 -  32 -  4      66  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         WALL OF STEEL      9 -   6 -  0      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -  10 -  1      58  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -  11 -  2      58  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -   9 -  0      47  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         BASHING ATTACK     9 -  13 -  2      41  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -  15 -  0      40  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         TOTAL PARRY       10 -  17 -  0      37  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   8 -  1      27  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   4 -  0      20  |

Turn 561 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:

TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  2         5  AIMED BLOW     
AIMED BLOW         6 -  3     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  2     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  2     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       AIM SEDUCE HAMMER 6815     11   0  1   98 AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560)
SLASHING ATTACK  VINN WULF 6755             21  15  0   83 MIDDLE WAY (484)
WALL OF STEEL    MAYHEM 6858                 8   6  1   50 STEEL WOLVES (269)
LUNGING ATTACK   NYNAEVE HAXAN 6826          5   3  1   50 BALANCE OF TERROR (472)
STRIKING ATTACK  COLOSSUS 6883               3   2  0   48 STEEL WOLVES (269)
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 WENDOL VARN 6792.  The ten other most popular fighters were FORCAS 6538, 
ROONEY 6906, COLOSSUS 6883, NOVELLUS 6911, AIM SEDUCE HAMMER 6815, AIM BITTER HAMMER 
6816, AIM BETTER HAMMER 6817, AIM REDUCE HAMMER 6818, LAMPARD 6922, and VARR 6903.

The least popular fighter this week was VIOLET ORC 6783.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were CRASSUS 6920, MAXA SMASHU 6808, ERBIN FRORLIN 6725, KANE 6909, STELRA 
TIRINS 6868, BLOODHOWL 6859, MAYHEM 6858, QUINTUS 6913, AIM OBTUSE HAMMER 6819, and 
HEXIM HSIDAR 6820.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

ERBIN FRORLIN (17-6725) MIDDLE WAY (484)

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

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