DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

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

TALCAMA ARENA

DM-18    TURN-559

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

THE BIGOT
IMPURE THOUGHTS (672)
(18-9380) [15-10-1,116]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

THE BIGOT                      POSITION IS EMPTY
IMPURE THOUGHTS (672)          
(18-9380) [15-10-1,116]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

THE BIGOT                      GROM THE UNMAKER
IMPURE THOUGHTS (672)          WIZARDGUARD (175)
(18-9380) [15-10-1,116]        (18-2734) [1-5-1,14]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

WIZARDGUARD (175)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CAULDRON OF HATE (333)      32
2. IMPURE THOUGHTS (672)       29      OF WOLF AND MAN (620)
3. WIZARDGUARD (175)           24      Unchartered Team
4. STAR WARS: KOTOR (624)      21
5. CENTER FOR OLDS (108)       14      BEHIND WARRIOR... (296)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 OF WOLF AND MAN (620)     13   7  0 65.0   1/ 4 WIZARDGUARD (175)         9  6 1
 2/ 2 OF WOLF AND MAN II (630)  98  78  7 55.7   2/ 1 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)     8  7 0
 3/ 3 HEAVYMETAL KIDS (4)      119 106  5 52.9   3/ 7 IMPURE THOUGHTS (672)     7  8 1
 4- 4 THUNDR + LITENING (22)   %1033 933 %125 52.5   4/ 5 STAR WARS: KOTOR (624)    6  3 1
 5/ 5 WASTELAND (207)          714 656 43 52.1   5/ 3 BURN N' PILLAGE (218)     6  6 1
 6- 6*DARQUE FORCES (524)       15  14  1 51.7   6/ 2 SHEPHERDS (252)           6  8 0
 7/ 7 BURN N' PILLAGE (218)    734 694 35 51.4   7/ 8 BIG MEAN FISH (171)       6  9 1
 8/ 8 IMPURE THOUGHTS (672)    156 150 13 51.0   8/ 0 CAULDRON OF HATE (333)    4  1 0
 9/ 9 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)    989 963 63 50.7   9/10 RUN AND HYDE (537)        4  1 0
10/10 BIG MEAN FISH (171)      726 739 38 49.6  10/ 9 WASTELAND (207)           4  5 0
11/11 SHEPHERDS (252)          680 820 34 45.3  11/ 6 ARROGANCE (347)           3  9 1
12/12 RUN AND HYDE (537)       114 149 13 43.3  12/13 OF WOLF AND MAN II (630)  2  1 0
13/13 WIZARDGUARD (175)         67  94  6 41.6  13/12 HEAVYMETAL KIDS (4)       1  1 0
14/ 0 CAULDRON OF HATE (333)   100 152  5 39.7  14-14 THUNDR + LITENING (22)    1  2 0
15/15 STAR WARS: KOTOR (624)    97 169  8 36.5  15/11 OF WOLF AND MAN (620)     1  2 0
16/14 ARROGANCE (347)          444 780 28 36.3  16-16*DARQUE FORCES (524)       0  1 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

      * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ *

     "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

     Good day, friends and fiends, welcome to your friendly neighborhood spyreport.  
I doubt TALCAMA will ever be the same.  It seems the training can make the 
difference, as CENTER FOR OLDS is pushed out of top team by WIZARDGUARD, who came 
from 4th with a 3-2-0 this turn.  Now keep the taverns open late tonight, for there 
are sorrows to drown for ARROGANCE, whose 1-2-0 this turn dropped them by 5 into 
11th.  IMPURE THOUGHTS stable has parlayed this turn's 3-2-0 into a 4 space move up 
the rankings.  This brings them up to 3rd place.  Good work, guys!  And let's see, 
THE PHILANDERER fought MISSION VAO and gained 17 points and contributed to IMPURE 
THOUGHTS' 3-2-0.  DAN has lost to MIDNIGHT, falling 10 points, while helping make 
SHEPHERDS a 1-3-0 turn.  We should ask THE BIGOT about the thrill of victory, and 
what being the new Duelmaster does for a warrior, he's now the one to ask.  By the 
way, was that our Duelmaster that I saw last night, cramped under the table at The 
Original Arthur's Last Stand?   
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.  I also notice that the BIG MEAN FISH 
stable was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on TALCAMA, what are you afraid of? 
And guess who avoided BIG MEAN FISH stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was 
IMPURE THOUGHTS.  Anyone surprised?  Well, sports fans, take notice that HOFFA from 
ARROGANCE was TALCAMA's most challenged warrior this turn.  I don't know about you, 
but JB BLAH challenging down 24 points to WIZARDGUARD's WARG HANDLER, is not really 
worthy of CENTER FOR OLDS.  We're not surprised to hear that JB BLAH beat WARG 
HANDLER, but I bet it would be interesting to hear why CENTER FOR OLDS made such a 
challenge.  In a brave attempt, ADAM from SHEPHERDS challenged up 18 points to fight 
HK-47 from the STAR WARS: KOTOR stable.  ADAM perhaps got his just desserts, seeing 
as he lost to HK-47 and ended up with 74 recognition points.  SKYWALKER of 
WIZARDGUARD had better have a good reason for challenging down 14 points in a 
challenge which he won.  I thought SKYWALKER showed great skill and promise when he 
won victory over DRARR.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  I guess it was coming sooner or later, ARROGANCE has lost MANAGER, 
and TALCAMA is bound to miss it.  For a little while, at least.  Banners at half 
mast, warriors, BIG MEAN FISH has lost GOLDEN BARB, and you might say all of TALCAMA 
has felt the loss, except maybe BURN N' PILLAGE.  Seriously now, is it really 
honorable for VOLITAN LIONFISH from BIG MEAN FISH to kill THE LIBERAL and give IMPURE 
THOUGHTS the chance to bloodfeud?  Mmmm, could be.  Congratulations go out to BIG 
MEAN FISH, with VOLITAN LIONFISH revenging a bloodfeud against THE LIBERAL of IMPURE 
THOUGHTS.  Kudos go out to HOFFA this turn, for revenging ARROGANCE's bloodfeud 
against WIZARDGUARD's warrior GROM THE UNMAKER.  Well done.  We'd like to remind 
certain teams not to rob the graves of their enemies.  You know who you are; and it's 
considered rude.   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  Always good to rest in TALCAMA, but never good to wear out my welcome.  
Look for me in future turns.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to paper-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE BIGOT 9380               15  10  1   116       IMPURE THOUGHTS (672)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHARNEL 8575                 15   7  1   112       RUN AND HYDE (537)
 HK-47 8584                   20  40  0   107       STAR WARS: KOTOR (624)
 THE PHILANDERER 9384         18  14  1   105       IMPURE THOUGHTS (672)
-MARV JR 9288                  7   1  0   104       WASTELAND (207)
 HOFFA 8478                   10  69  0    99       ARROGANCE (347)
 VOLITAN LIONFISH 9421         7   7  2    99       BIG MEAN FISH (171)
 MISSION VAO 8891             20  36  1    97       STAR WARS: KOTOR (624)
-SOUND THE VANILLA! 9209      14   3  0    97       WASTELAND (207)
 THE VOYEUR 9377              12  10  0    93       IMPURE THOUGHTS (672)
-LONGSHOT 8981                13   5  1    92       THUNDR + LITENING (22)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GAD 9239                     17  13  1    87       SHEPHERDS (252)
 THE CLOSER 9187              10   5  1    81       OF WOLF AND MAN II (630)
 DARTH SION 9233              14  17  1    74       STAR WARS: KOTOR (624)
 ADAM 9441                    10   2  1    74       SHEPHERDS (252)
 PROGIDY, DAMMIT! 9446         7   5  0    71       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
-THROB 8982                   11   4  1    69       THUNDR + LITENING (22)
 PEZ 9471                      5   4  0    68       BURN N' PILLAGE (218)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 XYLICARE 9317                12   7  1    66       BURN N' PILLAGE (218)
-INDENTURED OARSMAN 9167       6   3  0    65       SEA DOGS (224)
 AKAI 9213                    12  20  2    60       BURN N' PILLAGE (218)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MERVYN 8750                  11   7  1    59       RUN AND HYDE (537)
 SKYWALKER 2013               12  14  0    58       WIZARDGUARD (175)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLUE MOON 9373                3   4  1    55       RUN AND HYDE (537)
-URANIUM 657                  11  13  2    50       HEAVYMETAL KIDS (4)
-ZELANA 9240                   5   3  0    46       OF WOLF AND MAN II (630)
 OAKLAND FU 9424               6   7  0    44       BURN N' PILLAGE (218)
-CAIN 7083                     4   3  1    44       DARQUE FORCES (524)
 MIDNIGHT 2549                 5   5  0    42       WIZARDGUARD (175)
 DRARR 9276                    5   2  0    40       OF WOLF AND MAN (620)
 DWIGHT SCHRUTE 9321          10   6  0    36       WASTELAND (207)
 HOFFA 9369                   10   6  0    36       ARROGANCE (347)
 JB BLAH 9478                  5   3  1    36       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PIGSTICKER 9241               4   4  0    33       THUNDR + LITENING (22)
-SHEWISH WHALER 9272           3   1  0    33       SEA DOGS (224)
-ABEL 7087                     4   2  0    32       DARQUE FORCES (524)
-RAASHUB 9202                  2   2  1    31       OF WOLF AND MAN II (630)
 THE LIFEGUARD 9480            5   3  0    26       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
 KELP FISH 9508                4   1  0    26       BIG MEAN FISH (171)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZEBRA SOLE 9444               5   7  1    23       BIG MEAN FISH (171)
 HATE ME? 8083                 4   1  0    22       CAULDRON OF HATE (333)
 THORIUM 9154                  4   7  1    21       HEAVYMETAL KIDS (4)
 DAN 9512                      3   1  0    19       SHEPHERDS (252)
 DESECRATION 8061              2   4  0    19       CAULDRON OF HATE (333)
-AMOS 7084                     3   3  0    18       DARQUE FORCES (524)
 GROM THE UNMAKER 2734         1   5  1    14       WIZARDGUARD (175)
 CONCRETE 9527                 1   0  0    12       CAULDRON OF HATE (333)
-POOK 8492                     3   1  0    10       OF WOLF AND MAN (620)
-JAIR 7086                     2   4  0    10       DARQUE FORCES (524)
 THE GATEKEEPER 9519           2   1  0     9       WIZARDGUARD (175)
 THE LUNATIC 9505              2   3  0     9       IMPURE THOUGHTS (672)
-MERCURY 9155                  1   6  0     9       HEAVYMETAL KIDS (4)
-KUNG 8493                     2   2  0     8       OF WOLF AND MAN (620)
 SUNDAY AFTERNOON 9514         2   2  0     8       WASTELAND (207)
-SHEWISH CORSAIR 9237          0   1  0     7       SEA DOGS (224)
-STROMTIUM 90 9413             0   4  0     6       HEAVYMETAL KIDS (4)
 WARG HANDLER 9520             1   2  0     5       WIZARDGUARD (175)
 CONSTITUTION 9526             1   0  0     5       CAULDRON OF HATE (333)
 DOOKU 8211                    0   3  0     3       CAULDRON OF HATE (333)
-SCORTEST 9325                 0   2  0     2       OF WOLF AND MAN II (630)
 FANG BLENNY 9529              0   1  0     1       BIG MEAN FISH (171)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
MANAGER 9303           9 13 1 ARROGANCE 347         DARTH SION 9233       559         
DOC STEELE 9502        2  2 0 ARROGANCE 347         GROM THE UNMAKER 2734 557 JUST REV
GOLDEN BARB 9370      11  5 0 BIG MEAN FISH 171     XYLICARE 9317         559         
PEACOCK FLOUNDER 9445  5  6 0 BIG MEAN FISH 171     THE LIBERAL 9506      558 JUST REV
20 NPCS, PLEASE 9515   1  3 1 CENTER FOR OLDS 108   STONE GOLEM 430       559 NONE    
MR. P 9528             0  1 0 CENTER FOR OLDS 108   STONE GOLEM 430       559 NONE    
THE LIBERAL 9506       2  3 1 IMPURE THOUGHTS 672   VOLITAN LIONFISH 9421 559         
NAPH TALI 9511         0  4 0 SHEPHERDS 252         SPYMISTRESS SHARD 426 559 NONE    
MESHACH 9440           5  3 0 SHEPHERDS 252         ZEBRA SOLE 9444       555 JUST REV
HEX 9196               5  5 0 THUNDR + LITENING 22  MANAGER 9303          557         
ELITE BEAT AGENT 9525  1  1 0 WASTELAND 207         WIRYDON THE GIANT 425 559 NONE    
DREAMCHILD 2834        0  2 0 WIZARDGUARD 175       20 NPCS, PLEASE 9515  556 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

     This is a disgrace!  That Talcama should have no personal ads whatsoever!  How
     times have changed..... -- Ed.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

20 NPCS, PLEASE was dealt death by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
ELITE BEAT AGENT was butchered by WIRYDON THE GIANTESS in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
NAPH TALI was easily killed by SPYMISTRESS SHARDA in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena match.
MR. P was slaughtered by STONE GOLEM in a unpopular 3 minute gory Dark Arena brawl.
VOLITAN LIONFISH assassinated THE LIBERAL in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud match.
GAD defeated ZEBRA SOLE in a 2 minute Bloodfeud struggle.
THE BIGOT savagely defeated HOFFA in a 3 minute master's Challenge Title brawl.
PROGIDY, DAMMIT! slimly lost to THE CLOSER in a action packed 3 minute Challenge duel.
ADAM was overpowered by HK-47 in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
SKYWALKER defeated DRARR in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
MIDNIGHT handily defeated DAN in a exciting 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
JB BLAH demolished WARG HANDLER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
THE LIFEGUARD savagely defeated SUNDAY AFTERNOON in a 6 minute Challenge match.
MISSION VAO was handily defeated by THE PHILANDERER in a 5 minute one-sided conflict.
CHARNEL devastated PEZ in a 1 minute uneven duel.
THE VOYEUR overpowered AKAI in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
DARTH SION viciously butchered MANAGER in a 1 minute brutal veteran's fight.
OAKLAND FU was beaten by BLUE MOON in a exciting 1 minute bout.
XYLICARE assassinated GOLDEN BARB in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched conflict.
HOFFA defeated GROM THE UNMAKER in a exciting 6 minute duel.
DWIGHT SCHRUTE savagely defeated THORIUM in a 1 minute gruesome fray.
DESECRATION handily defeated THE LUNATIC in a exciting 1 minute one-sided contest.
DOOKU was narrowly defeated by KELP FISH in a exciting 10 minute beginner's fight.
HATE ME? won victory over MORDANT DESERTER in a 3 minute novice's fight.
THE GATEKEEPER narrowly defeated FANG BLENNY in a 2 minute novice's melee.
CONCRETE overpowered MORDANT DESERTER in a 3 minute one-sided fray.
CONSTITUTION outwaited LBA GROUPIE in a tiring 7 minute novice's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                     11         PARRY-STRIKE      11 -   8 -  2      58  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  8         AIMED BLOW        46 -  34 -  1      58  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         PARRY-LUNGE       22 -  18 -  0      55  |
|AIMED BLOW                       6         LUNGING ATTACK    54 -  52 -  5      51  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         BASHING ATTACK    26 -  27 -  3      49  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         SLASHING ATTACK   17 -  18 -  2      49  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   8 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         STRIKING ATTACK   30 -  38 -  4      44  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY       32 -  45 -  0      42  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     13 -  33 -  1      28  |

Turn 559 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        3 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        5 -  6         4  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  2         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  2     STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  6         1  SLASHING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         3 -  3     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  3         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  THE BIGOT 9380             15  10  1  116 IMPURE THOUGHTS (672)
LUNGING ATTACK   CHARNEL 8575               15   7  1  112 RUN AND HYDE (537)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    THE PHILANDERER 9384       18  14  1  105 IMPURE THOUGHTS (672)
PARRY-LUNGE      GAD 9239                   17  13  1   87 SHEPHERDS (252)
AIMED BLOW       THE CLOSER 9187            10   5  1   81 OF WOLF AND MAN II (630)
BASHING ATTACK   ADAM 9441                  10   2  1   74 SHEPHERDS (252)
STRIKING ATTACK  DRARR 9276                  5   2  0   40 OF WOLF AND MAN (620)
TOTAL PARRY      HOFFA 9369                 10   6  0   36 ARROGANCE (347)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is THE BIGOT 9380.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was GROM THE UNMAKER 2734.  The ten other most popular fighters were THE LIFEGUARD 
9480, THE BIGOT 9380, KELP FISH 9508, THE PHILANDERER 9384, PROGIDY, DAMMIT! 9446, 
THE GATEKEEPER 9519, FANG BLENNY 9529, 20 NPCS, PLEASE 9515, THE CLOSER 9187, and JB 
BLAH 9478.

The least popular fighter this week was CONSTITUTION 9526.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were DOOKU 8211, MR. P 9528, CONCRETE 9527, HATE ME? 8083, MANAGER 
9303, AKAI 9213, PEZ 9471, WARG HANDLER 9520, DRARR 9276, and ADAM 9441.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

THE BIGOT (18-9380) IMPURE THOUGHTS (672)
HK-47 (18-8584) STAR WARS: KOTOR (624)

               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