DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/16/2007    Duedate: 07/28/2007

ALJAFIR ARENA

DM-17    TURN-567

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ATTILA THE HUN
DEATH INCARNATE (558)
(17-6804) [10-0-0,124]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ATTILA THE HUN                 POSITION IS EMPTY
DEATH INCARNATE (558)          
(17-6804) [10-0-0,124]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

VINN WULF                      AIM SEDUCE HAMMER
MIDDLE WAY (484)               AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560)
(17-6755) [22-20-0,86]         (17-6815) [14-3-1,74]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

 (169)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. STEEL WOLVES (269)          47
2. AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560)    32      DEATH INCARNATE (558)
3. DEATH INCARNATE (558)       24      Unchartered Team
4. MIDDLE WAY (484)            18
5. FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)      0      ODD NAMES (385)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 DEATH INCARNATE (558)     15   6  0 71.4   1/ 2 STEEL WOLVES (269)        8  7 0
 2/ 2 AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560)  49  34  3 59.0   2/ 5 MIDDLE WAY (484)          8  7 0
 3/ 3 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475) 405 319 17 55.9   3- 1 FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)   7  1 1
 4- 4 FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)   37  41  2 47.4   4/ 3 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)  7  7 0
 5/ 5 STEEL WOLVES (269)       166 193  9 46.2   5/ 4 BALANCE OF TERROR (472)   6  5 2
 6/ 6 BALANCE OF TERROR (472)  118 145 11 44.9   6/ 6 AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560)  4  9 0
 7/ 7 MIDDLE WAY (484)         349 520  7 40.2   7/ 7 DEATH INCARNATE (558)     3  3 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of ALJAFIR!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Warriors--remember that glory waits 
always around the corner!  Witness how this week MIDDLE WAY went 3-2-0 to move up 3 
in the rankings.  Did only my eyes note the 4-1-0 record which STEEL WOLVES managed 
to post this round?  I don't doubt that such a record will draw challengers!  AIM 
REDUCE HAMMER caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully 
bested MAXA SMASHU and was awarded 18 points in recognition.  In one of the week's 
more notable duels, AIM REDUCE HAMMER put down MAXA SMASHU, causing her to lose 13 
points of recognition in the process.  Although VINN WULF made a valiant effort, it 
did not suffice to topple the reign of victorious ATTILA THE HUN.  Heed this!  A seer 
has warned that if exactly 6 die in duels this week, the whole city shall perish!  
Just remember...5 or 7!   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  My inside sources tell me that the 
team to beat in ALJAFIR these days is BALANCE OF TERROR.  At least, most blades in 
town are looking to avoid them.  If you didn't look down dark alleys you'd have been 
hard pressed to find any of STEEL WOLVES last week.  Busy avoiding BALANCE OF TERROR? 
Mighty fighters cannot but expect competition from those below.  COLOSSUS take 
warning!  You have more than a few enemies in ALJAFIR.   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  My hearty congratulations AIM REDUCE HAMMER, for 
thy revenge upon MAXA SMASHU, slayer of thy fallen comrade.  Next time she will know 
better, eh?  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers the miserable with fortune but 
sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in ALJAFIR.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  More than a sharp eye must I 
keep, indeed a stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari 
await me!  Till next we meet remember - the pen is mightier than the sword, but a 
maul is a different story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ATTILA THE HUN 6804          10   0  0   124       DEATH INCARNATE (558)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DROGBA 6908                   8   1  0    93       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ARTEMIDORUS 6864             13   5  0    88       FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
 KANE 6909                     6   3  0    87       STEEL WOLVES (269)
 VINN WULF 6755               22  20  0    86       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 AIM SEDUCE HAMMER 6815       14   3  1    74       AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560)
 MAYHEM 6858                  12   8  1    74       STEEL WOLVES (269)
 VIOLET ORC 6783              17  19  0    70       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AIM REDUCE HAMMER 6818       11   6  1    66       AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560)
-QUINTUS 6913                  6   2  2    66       FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
-JACK THE RIPPER 6803          5   2  0    66       DEATH INCARNATE (558)
 COLOSSUS 6883                 7   4  0    64       STEEL WOLVES (269)
-NYNAEVE HAXAN 6826            7   6  1    58       BALANCE OF TERROR (472)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STELRA TIRINS 6868           10   9  0    53       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 MAXA SMASHU 6808             10  13  3    50       BALANCE OF TERROR (472)
 AIM OBTUSE HAMMER 6819       11   6  1    48       AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560)
 TREVISA DINARA 6923           3   3  1    48       BALANCE OF TERROR (472)
 HEXIM HSIDAR 6820             7  11  1    40       BALANCE OF TERROR (472)
 AIM BITTER HAMMER 6816        6  11  0    37       AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560)
 YELLOW ORC 6860               7  14  1    36       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-NOVELLUS 6911                 6   2  0    32       FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
 SHADOW 6932                   3   1  0    28       STEEL WOLVES (269)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 XAVIORA YOHL 6935             2   1  0    20       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 TAMARIN MELLIRN 6925          3   2  0    18       MIDDLE WAY (484)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SKULL 6937                    1   1  0    15       STEEL WOLVES (269)
 ROONEY 6906                   1   8  0    11       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
-COMMODUS 6930                 2   1  0    10       FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
 GRISHORT HURM 6929            1   4  0    10       MIDDLE WAY (484)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
AIM BETTER HAMME 6817  7  8 0 AIM 4 ISLE HAMMER 560 MAXA SMASHU 6808      565 JUST REV
STALIN 6938            0  1 0 DEATH INCARNATE 558   ARENAMASTER KARGH 648 567 NONE    
LAMPARD 6922           4  2 0 HEROESANDFOUNDONE 475 TREVISA DINARA 6923   566         
VARR 6903              3  3 0 STEEL WOLVES 269      HEXIM HSIDAR 6820     563 JUST REV
RAGE 6933              1  1 0 STEEL WOLVES 269      QUINTUS 6913          565         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Commodus -- There are so many games I could make with your name, and Jorja won't let
me.  It isn't enough that I have to lose to you, I can't even be insulting!  This is
just Too Much. -- Grishort Hurm

Attila the Hun -- So, how was that, eh?  It isn't everyone who can surrender
"gracefully" while holding his guts in. -- Vinn Wulf
P.S.  I take issue with the "offer of a chance to surrender" in the first five
seconds, because before I could get my mouth open to take it, you hit me again.
Makes me wonder how sincere that offer was.

Shadow -- Yes, well, I guess that counts as a valiant effort, but sometimes valiance
and even effort is not enough.  Experience and cunning, that's the key. -- Stelra
Tirins
P.S.  Wow, if I win my next fight, I'll have a winning record!  Cool.

Skull -- I have to say, you look very strange standing there with nothing but a skull
at the top.  How about flesh?  Hair?  A helmet?  At least dark glasses! -- Tamarin
Mellirn
P.S.  Or if you really HAVE made a career error, how about, hmm, a job as a
demonstrator for a phrenologist?

I don't have TIME for Convicted Thieves!  Besides, he's a werecat and I'm allergic.
-- Xaviora Yohl

Lampard -- We're sorry to see you go.  There was something about your presence that
enhanced the arena, but darned if we know what. -- the Middle Way

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

STALIN was butchered by ARENAMASTER KARGHAL in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
MAYHEM lost to DROGBA in a 2 minute Challenge battle.
HEXIM HSIDAR was handily defeated by COLOSSUS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
ATTILA THE HUN vanquished VINN WULF in a 1 minute gory mismatched Title brawl.
KANE overpowered VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute bloody mismatched match.
VIOLET ORC lost to AIM SEDUCE HAMMER in a exciting 5 minute bloody master's fight.
MAXA SMASHU was handily defeated by AIM REDUCE HAMMER in a 1 minute uneven fight.
YELLOW ORC was vanquished by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute uneven duel.
STELRA TIRINS vanquished AIM BITTER HAMMER in a 1 minute uneven fight.
AIM OBTUSE HAMMER lost to TREVISA DINARA in a 2 minute fight.
ROONEY was defeated by SKULL in a 1 minute match.
TAMARIN MELLIRN was overcome by SHADOW in a 2 minute novice's bout.
GRISHORT HURM subdued CONVICTED THIEF in a crowd pleasing 6 minute amateur's match.
XAVIORA YOHL bested PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a crowd pleasing 3 minute novice's battle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         STRIKING ATTACK   32 -  18 -  1      64  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         AIMED BLOW        48 -  34 -  1      59  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL      8 -   8 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    20 -  20 -  2      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK    14 -  16 -  3      47  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         TOTAL PARRY       13 -  19 -  0      41  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   7 -  2      36  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -  23 -  1      28  |

Turn 567 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-LUNGE        1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         3  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    5 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         3  AIMED BLOW     
AIMED BLOW         3 -  2     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  ATTILA THE HUN 6804        10   0  0  124 DEATH INCARNATE (558)
SLASHING ATTACK  VINN WULF 6755             22  20  0   86 MIDDLE WAY (484)
AIMED BLOW       AIM SEDUCE HAMMER 6815     14   3  1   74 AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560)
WALL OF STEEL    MAYHEM 6858                12   8  1   74 STEEL WOLVES (269)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is VINN WULF 6755.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was AIM SEDUCE HAMMER 6815.  The ten other most popular fighters were XAVIORA YOHL 
6935, DROGBA 6908, ATTILA THE HUN 6804, KANE 6909, STELRA TIRINS 6868, TREVISA DINARA 
6923, TAMARIN MELLIRN 6925, SHADOW 6932, COLOSSUS 6883, and AIM REDUCE HAMMER 6818.

The least popular fighter this week was GRISHORT HURM 6929.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were ROONEY 6906, AIM OBTUSE HAMMER 6819, AIM BITTER HAMMER 6816, 
YELLOW ORC 6860, MAXA SMASHU 6808, VINN WULF 6755, HEXIM HSIDAR 6820, VIOLET ORC 
6783, MAYHEM 6858, and STALIN 6938.

                           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!