DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/07/2007    Duedate: 05/19/2007

ALJAFIR ARENA

DM-17    TURN-562

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

FORCAS
BALANCE OF TERROR (472)
(17-6538) [15-15-2,111]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FORCAS                         JACK THE RIPPER
BALANCE OF TERROR (472)        DEATH INCARNATE (558)
(17-6538) [15-15-2,111]        (17-6803) [5-2-0,66]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

WENDOL VARN                    ROONEY
MIDDLE WAY (484)               HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
(17-6792) [19-10-0,108]        (17-6906) [0-4-0,6]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)     33
2. STEEL WOLVES (269)          27      AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560)
3. KILLING MACHINE (564)       18      Unchartered Team
4. DEATH INCARNATE (558)       16
5. BALANCE OF TERROR (472)     13      KILLING MACHINE (564)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*KILLING MACHINE (564)      1   0  0  100   1/ 1 AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560)  9  6 0
 2/ 0*DEATH INCARNATE (558)     10   2  0 83.3   2/ 3 STEEL WOLVES (269)        8  7 0
 3/ 1 AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560)  41  19  2 68.3   3/ 2 MIDDLE WAY (484)          7  7 0
 4/ 2 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475) 393 307 17 56.1   4/ 4 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)  7  8 0
 5/ 4 STEEL WOLVES (269)       150 184  9 44.9   5/ 5 FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)   6  8 0
 6/ 3 BALANCE OF TERROR (472)  108 134  8 44.6   6/ 6 BALANCE OF TERROR (472)   4 10 1
 7/ 5 FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)   25  36  1 41.0   7/ 0*DEATH INCARNATE (558)     2  0 0
 8/ 6 MIDDLE WAY (484)         338 506  7 40.0   8/ 0*KILLING MACHINE (564)     1  0 0

    '*'   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.

Aljafir Agitators

The View from the Top is Spectacular!

Hammer warned me about not getting overconfident and to Learn as Many Skills as
Possible while I am up here!

He once had an Aimer in DM 49 Vithicar who was 17-0 that was Killed by a Renegade
Striker on a Challenge Not Avoided and Long Nose Gar of Vicious Fish was the name of
the Aimer that Hammer was managing back years ago!

LNG probably had more Fight Experience than I do at the present time!  Hammer also
told me about his friend Noachian who has a knack of Killing Hammer warriors!

Looks like he has one lurking in the Challenger Champions and yet Hammer still allows
me to run on Maintenance and not Challenge or Avoid to see if I can Survive the
Experience!

Gold is being wagered on whether or not I am able to Graduate before John Wayne
Hammer or Quick Dead Hammer over in Rodeki Arena!

Hammer says he can retire from the game with Great Contentment after an Aimer gets
Graduated, but do not use that as an Excuse to Kill Me to keep Hammer active!

Special Thanks goes out to all those Managers, Warriors and RSI Stand Ins [did I ever
match up with one of them?] that have made it possible for me to declare my thoughts
so freely from this DM Throne Forum!

Hopefully I not only Survive, but have the opportunity to address you Aljafir
Agitators next cycle from this same DM Throne Forum!

The Ever Seductive
AIM SEDUCE HAMMER

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, friends and fiends, welcome to your friendly neighborhood spyreport.  
I doubt ALJAFIR will ever be the same.  And let's see, SPARTAN fought LAMPARD and 
gained 18 points and contributed to KILLING MACHINE's 1-0-0.  LAMPARD has lost to 
SPARTAN, falling 7 points, while helping make HEROESANDFOUNDONES a 2-3-0 turn.  
FORCAS challenged for the Duelmastership this turn, attempting to dethrone AIM 4 ISLE 
HAMMERZ's warrior.  And all eyes were on FORCAS this turn as he ascended to the 
throne of Duelmaster.  ALJAFIR has a new victor!  Can someone confirm a rumor for me? 
I hear the top team makes their losing fighters do dishes at The Vile Vizier until 
they win.  Maybe?   
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.  I also notice that the FIELDS OF ELYSIUM stable was the most 
avoided team this turn.  Come on ALJAFIR, what are you afraid of?  And avoiding 
FIELDS OF ELYSIUM more than any other team we find STEEL WOLVES.  ALJAFIR, are we 
going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  Well, sports fans, take notice that 
YELLOW ORC from HEROESANDFOUNDONES was ALJAFIR's most challenged warrior this turn.  
Well now, what do you expect when someone like NOVELLUS from FIELDS OF ELYSIUM 
challenges down 16 points to fight ROONEY of HEROESANDFOUNDONES?  It pains me to see 
warriors take advantage of the system like this.  NOVELLUS defeated ROONEY, as if it 
surprises anyone.  In a brave attempt, ARTEMIDORUS from FIELDS OF ELYSIUM challenged 
up 23 points to fight VIOLET ORC from the HEROESANDFOUNDONES stable.  ARTEMIDORUS 
perhaps got his just desserts, seeing as he bested VIOLET ORC and ended up with 56 
recognition points.   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  The Vile Vizier declares a free round for COLOSSUS and all of STEEL WOLVES, 
for having revenged BALANCE OF TERROR's NYNAEVE HAXAN for killing one of their 
comrades.  A brave warrior does not carry a red shield, he has nothing to cover or 
hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     I like this place, ALJAFIR, the taverns have old wine, and young serving girls.  
Who could ask for more?  Well, I'm burning daylight here in ALJAFIR and I've a long 
road ahead of me.  Happy Trails.  Until you see my quill in ALJAFIR again, farewell-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FORCAS 6538                  15  15  2   111       BALANCE OF TERROR (472)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WENDOL VARN 6792             19  10  0   108       MIDDLE WAY (484)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AIM SEDUCE HAMMER 6815       11   1  1    84       AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560)
 VINN WULF 6755               21  16  0    79       MIDDLE WAY (484)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JACK THE RIPPER 6803          5   2  0    66       DEATH INCARNATE (558)
 VIOLET ORC 6783              15  16  0    61       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
 COLOSSUS 6883                 4   2  0    60       STEEL WOLVES (269)
 ATTILA THE HUN 6804           5   0  0    59       DEATH INCARNATE (558)
 MAYHEM 6858                   9   6  1    58       STEEL WOLVES (269)
 AIM BETTER HAMMER 6817        7   5  0    58       AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ARTEMIDORUS 6864              9   5  0    56       FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
 AIM OBTUSE HAMMER 6819        9   3  1    45       AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560)
 YELLOW ORC 6860               6  10  1    42       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
 MAXA SMASHU 6808              8  10  2    40       BALANCE OF TERROR (472)
 NYNAEVE HAXAN 6826            5   4  1    40       BALANCE OF TERROR (472)
 AIM REDUCE HAMMER 6818        8   4  0    37       AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560)
 AIM BITTER HAMMER 6816        6   6  0    35       AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VARR 6903                     3   2  0    29       STEEL WOLVES (269)
 STELRA TIRINS 6868            7   7  0    28       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 HEXIM HSIDAR 6820             5   8  0    27       BALANCE OF TERROR (472)
 QUINTUS 6913                  3   1  1    26       FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
 DROGBA 6908                   3   1  0    26       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NOVELLUS 6911                 3   1  0    22       FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
 SPARTAN 6891                  1   0  0    18       KILLING MACHINE (564)
 KANE 6909                     1   3  0     6       STEEL WOLVES (269)
 ROONEY 6906                   0   4  0     6       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
 LAMPARD 6922                  1   1  0     4       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
 TREVISA DINARA 6923           0   1  0     1       BALANCE OF TERROR (472)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
CRASSUS 6920           0  2 0 FIELDS OF ELYSIUM 563 ARENAMASTER KARGH 648 562 NONE    
TITUS 6921             0  1 0 FIELDS OF ELYSIUM 563 MOUNTAIN TROLL 643    562 NONE    
BLUE ORC 6761          8 23 0 HEROESANDFOUNDONE 475 MAXA SMASHU 6808      558 NOT REVE
GARBAGE 6924           0  1 0 STEEL WOLVES 269      SHEWISH GIANT 646     562 NONE    
BLOODHOWL 6859         4 10 0 STEEL WOLVES 269      NYNAEVE HAXAN 6826    561 JUST REV

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Wendol Varn -- You are a lucky bugger.  I had that fight won and you know it! --
Forcas

Aim Bitter Hammer -- Ouch!  You hurt! -- Maxa Smashu

Aim Reduce Hammer -- I just wasn't into it this turn.  Maybe next time I'll fight
better. -- Hexim Hsidar

Steel Wolves -- My Lord Kjarran requires sacrifices.  Your fighters are just the
thing He needs.  Oh, and that was such a bloody way to go too!  Yuck! -- Nynaeve
Haxan

Forcas -- You whale!  I'll turn you to blubber, see if I don't! -- Wendol Varn
P.S.  Good try, though.

Varr -- That bit at the end, where I said I really hurt?  It was TRUE.  You were
incredibly unkind to me, which, I suppose, is what you were SUPPOSED to do.  Thanks
for not killing me, and I hope to use that skill on YOU one of these days.  It'd
serve you right. -- Stelra Tirins

Aim Seduce Hammer -- At this minute, I totally don't care about losing that fight.  I
"get" to win or lose one more, and then...RETIREMENT!  Looking forward to it. --
Erbin Frorlin
P.S.  Low/very low?  Eeep!

Ha!  Only M. Chardinee had the courage to see me off!  Because he cared enough to
show up, I allowed him to win.  It isn't like it matters to ME, after all. --
Straight Line

I believe that what the Venomous Concubine needs is some good dental work and
mouthwash.  There's really no need for all this venom. -- Vinn Wulf

Forcas -- (with insufferable smugness)  It isn't what you do, it's who you know.
Or...what you know ABOUT them.  Trust me, the arenamaster is glad to see me going.
He hasn't been walking a... Straight Line

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

CRASSUS was butchered by ARENAMASTER KARGHAL in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
GARBAGE was barely slain by SHEWISH GIANT in a 2 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
TITUS was murdered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
COLOSSUS vanquished NYNAEVE HAXAN in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud brawl.
NOVELLUS defeated ROONEY in a exciting 4 minute Challenge fight.
FORCAS devastated AIM SEDUCE HAMMER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge Title brawl.
ARTEMIDORUS defeated VIOLET ORC in a 2 minute Challenge struggle.
VARR was luckily beaten by YELLOW ORC in a 2 minute Challenge brawl.
KANE lost to STELRA TIRINS in a 1 minute beginner vs. expert Challenge duel.
ERBIN FRORLIN overpowered CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute uneven duel.
WENDOL VARN overpowered VETERAN MERCENARY in a 2 minute gruesome one-sided fight.
VINN WULF was overpowered by VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
JACK THE RIPPER devastated AIM BITTER HAMMER in a 2 minute brutal mismatched conflict.
ATTILA THE HUN savagely defeated AIM OBTUSE HAMMER in a popular 1 minute bloody brawl.
MAXA SMASHU was handily defeated by MAYHEM in a 1 minute gory uneven fight.
AIM BETTER HAMMER devastated QUINTUS in a 1 minute uneven duel.
HEXIM HSIDAR was beaten by AIM REDUCE HAMMER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute brawl.
DROGBA devastated TREVISA DINARA in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
LAMPARD was demolished by SPARTAN in a 1 minute one-sided 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        60 -  33 -  4      65  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         WALL OF STEEL      9 -   5 -  0      64  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         STRIKING ATTACK   16 -  12 -  1      57  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    16 -  15 -  2      52  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   8 -  0      47  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         TOTAL PARRY       11 -  17 -  0      39  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK     9 -  14 -  2      39  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -  17 -  0      35  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   7 -  1      30  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   4 -  0       0  |

Turn 562 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:

PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         4  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  5         2  STRIKING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         6 -  3     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  2     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  3         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       WENDOL VARN 6792           19  10  0  108 MIDDLE WAY (484)
SLASHING ATTACK  VINN WULF 6755             21  16  0   79 MIDDLE WAY (484)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    JACK THE RIPPER 6803        5   2  0   66 DEATH INCARNATE (558)
STRIKING ATTACK  COLOSSUS 6883               4   2  0   60 STEEL WOLVES (269)
WALL OF STEEL    MAYHEM 6858                 9   6  1   58 STEEL WOLVES (269)
LUNGING ATTACK   NYNAEVE HAXAN 6826          5   4  1   40 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 ROONEY 6906.  The ten other most popular fighters were ARTEMIDORUS 6864, 
ATTILA THE HUN 6804, WENDOL VARN 6792, AIM REDUCE HAMMER 6818, GARBAGE 6924, YELLOW 
ORC 6860, JACK THE RIPPER 6803, MAYHEM 6858, DROGBA 6908, and SPARTAN 6891.

The least popular fighter this week was LAMPARD 6922.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were TREVISA DINARA 6923, QUINTUS 6913, MAXA SMASHU 6808, AIM BITTER HAMMER 
6816, KANE 6909, VIOLET ORC 6783, AIM SEDUCE HAMMER 6815, NOVELLUS 6911, NYNAEVE 
HAXAN 6826, and TITUS 6921.

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

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