DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

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

TALCAMA ARENA

DM-18    TURN-560

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

THE PHILANDERER
IMPURE THOUGHTS (672)
(18-9384) [19-14-1,117]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

THE PHILANDERER                CAIN
IMPURE THOUGHTS (672)          DARQUE FORCES (524)
(18-9384) [19-14-1,117]        (18-7083) [5-3-1,48]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DARTH SION                     THE LIFEGUARD
STAR WARS: KOTOR (624)         CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
(18-9233) [15-17-1,85]         (18-9480) [6-3-0,30]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

IMPURE THOUGHTS (672)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BIG MEAN FISH (171)         34
2. FUNKY FOLK (625)            32      OF WOLF AND MAN II (630)
3. BURN N' PILLAGE (218)       32      Unchartered Team
4. IMPURE THOUGHTS (672)       26
5. CAULDRON OF HATE (333)      24      DARQUE FORCES (524)

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/ 3 IMPURE THOUGHTS (672)     9  5 1
 2/ 2 OF WOLF AND MAN II (630)  98  79  7 55.4   2/ 8 CAULDRON OF HATE (333)    8  2 0
 3/ 6*DARQUE FORCES (524)       16  14  1 53.3   3/ 5 BURN N' PILLAGE (218)     7  5 1
 4- 3 HEAVYMETAL KIDS (4)      119 106  5 52.9   4/ 6 SHEPHERDS (252)           7  7 1
 5/ 4 THUNDR + LITENING (22)   %1034 935 %125 52.5   5/ 7 BIG MEAN FISH (171)       7  8 1
 6/ 5 WASTELAND (207)          714 659 43 52.0   6/ 2 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)     6  9 0
 7/ 7 BURN N' PILLAGE (218)    737 695 35 51.5   7/ 1 WIZARDGUARD (175)         6  9 0
 8/ 8 IMPURE THOUGHTS (672)    159 151 13 51.3   8/ 4 STAR WARS: KOTOR (624)    5  4 1
 9/ 9 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)    990 967 63 50.6   9- 9 RUN AND HYDE (537)        4  1 0
10/10 BIG MEAN FISH (171)      729 741 38 49.6  10/10 WASTELAND (207)           3  6 0
11/ 0 BEAST MASTERS (567)      290 324 18 47.2  11/11 ARROGANCE (347)           3  6 0
12/11 SHEPHERDS (252)          683 822 35 45.4  12/16*DARQUE FORCES (524)       1  1 0
13-12 RUN AND HYDE (537)       114 149 13 43.3  13/14 THUNDR + LITENING (22)    1  2 0
14/13 WIZARDGUARD (175)         69  97  6 41.6  14/12 OF WOLF AND MAN II (630)  1  2 0
15/14 CAULDRON OF HATE (333)   104 153  5 40.5  15/ 0 FUNKY FOLK (625)          1  3 0
16/ 0 FUNKY FOLK (625)          45  74  7 37.8  16/ 0 BEAST MASTERS (567)       1  4 0
17/15 STAR WARS: KOTOR (624)    98 171  8 36.4  17-15 OF WOLF AND MAN (620)     0  2 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
18/16 ARROGANCE (347)          445 781 28 36.3  18-13 HEAVYMETAL KIDS (4)       0  1 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, TALCAMA?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Later days, WIZARDGUARD, since IMPURE 
THOUGHTS took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  Now keep the 
taverns open late tonight, for there are sorrows to drown for WIZARDGUARD, whose 
2-3-0 this turn dropped them by 6 into 7th.  Ha!  CAULDRON OF HATE turned their 4-1-0 
turn into a 2nd place rank in the listings this turn.  Any better than this, and you 
get put on hit lists.  Now let's all watch BURN N' PILLAGE's heads swell from their 
3-1-0 this turn.  Haa ha ha ha!  Big shots, big talk, big deal.  Of course, we're all 
terribly impressed to see YELLOW TANG win a fight and gain 21 points, terribly.  Tsk, 
tsk, AKAI beat THE CLOSER and THE CLOSER lost 16 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  
And it's out with the old, in with the new, as THE PHILANDERER 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.  
TALCAMA, I am losing what little hope I had in you.  CENTER FOR OLDS the most avoided 
team?  What insult will suffice, I cannot say.  And it looks like SHEPHERDS avoided 
them the most this turn.  What a pack of would be losers, if you ask me.  Hmph.  Ooh, 
I'm frightfully impressed, HOFFA was this turn's most challenged warrior.  Watch that 
ego swell, sports fans.  Now look at this.  GAD challenged down 19 against BURN N' 
PILLAGE's PEZ.  What a weasel!  And sorry to say, GAD subdued PEZ, leaving a bad 
feeling with the crowd.  I think exploitive snob is the term I'm looking for.  JB 
BLAH was challenged by one of WIZARDGUARD's warriors this turn, with SKYWALKER having 
a lead of 22 points going into the fight.  Question now is, will TALCAMA accept this 
sort of tacky behavior?  SKYWALKER beating JB BLAH.  The insult, the....yech!  I 
guess I can give a little credit to ADAM of SHEPHERDS for challenging up by 25 to 
HOFFA.  ADAM lost to get 78 points of recognition.   
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  I could say I saw this coming, but so 
could anyone else.  Anyway, this turn it came.  SCARLET SKARAB's 4-8-1 has earned her 
the Dark Arena.  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only shines through use.  
Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     There's got to be a better place in TALCAMA to get a drink than The Original 
Arthur's Last Stand!  Any suggestions?  Just wait 'till next time I show up here, I 
won't be so nice!  So nyaaah!  I see the crowds are getting restless, I must leave 
now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE PHILANDERER 9384         19  14  1   117       IMPURE THOUGHTS (672)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CHARNEL 8575                 15   7  1   112       RUN AND HYDE (537)
 VOLITAN LIONFISH 9421         8   7  2   108       BIG MEAN FISH (171)
-MARV JR 9288                  7   1  0   104       WASTELAND (207)
 HOFFA 8478                   11  69  0   102       ARROGANCE (347)
 MISSION VAO 8891             20  37  1    98       STAR WARS: KOTOR (624)
-SOUND THE VANILLA! 9209      14   3  0    97       WASTELAND (207)
 THE VOYEUR 9377              13  10  0    97       IMPURE THOUGHTS (672)
-LONGSHOT 8981                13   5  1    92       THUNDR + LITENING (22)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GAD 9239                     18  13  1    89       SHEPHERDS (252)
 DARTH SION 9233              15  17  1    85       STAR WARS: KOTOR (624)
 AKAI 9213                    13  20  2    79       BURN N' PILLAGE (218)
 ADAM 9441                    10   3  1    78       SHEPHERDS (252)
 XYLICARE 9317                13   7  1    70       BURN N' PILLAGE (218)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-THROB 8982                   11   4  1    69       THUNDR + LITENING (22)
 PEZ 9471                      5   5  0    69       BURN N' PILLAGE (218)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SKYWALKER 2013               13  14  0    65       WIZARDGUARD (175)
 THE CLOSER 9187              10   6  1    65       OF WOLF AND MAN II (630)
-INDENTURED OARSMAN 9167       6   3  0    65       SEA DOGS (224)
 DINAH MIGHT 9229              7   4  1    63       FUNKY FOLK (625)
 PROGIDY, DAMMIT! 9446         7   6  0    62       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
-MERVYN 8750                  11   7  1    59       RUN AND HYDE (537)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BLUE MOON 9373                3   4  1    55       RUN AND HYDE (537)
 OAKLAND FU 9424               7   7  0    52       BURN N' PILLAGE (218)
-URANIUM 657                  11  13  2    50       HEAVYMETAL KIDS (4)
 CAIN 7083                     5   3  1    48       DARQUE FORCES (524)
-ZELANA 9240                   5   3  0    46       OF WOLF AND MAN II (630)
 PIGSTICKER 9241               5   4  0    45       THUNDR + LITENING (22)
 MIDNIGHT 2549                 5   6  0    42       WIZARDGUARD (175)
 GREAT WHITE 8473              9   5  0    40       BEAST MASTERS (567)
-DRARR 9276                    5   2  0    40       OF WOLF AND MAN (620)
 DWIGHT SCHRUTE 9321          10   7  0    37       WASTELAND (207)
 HOFFA 9369                   10   7  0    37       ARROGANCE (347)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SHEWISH WHALER 9272           3   1  0    33       SEA DOGS (224)
 JB BLAH 9478                  5   4  1    32       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
-ABEL 7087                     4   2  0    32       DARQUE FORCES (524)
 ZEBRA SOLE 9444               6   7  1    31       BIG MEAN FISH (171)
-RAASHUB 9202                  2   2  1    31       OF WOLF AND MAN II (630)
 THE LIFEGUARD 9480            6   3  0    30       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
 DESECRATION 8061              3   4  0    30       CAULDRON OF HATE (333)
 MANTIS 8553                   6   2  1    26       BEAST MASTERS (567)
 HATE ME? 8083                 5   1  0    25       CAULDRON OF HATE (333)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-THORIUM 9154                  4   7  1    21       HEAVYMETAL KIDS (4)
 KELP FISH 9508                4   2  0    21       BIG MEAN FISH (171)
 YELLOW TANG 9537              1   0  0    21       BIG MEAN FISH (171)
 THE LUNATIC 9505              3   3  0    18       IMPURE THOUGHTS (672)
-AMOS 7084                     3   3  0    18       DARQUE FORCES (524)
 CONCRETE 9527                 2   0  0    16       CAULDRON OF HATE (333)
 MESHACH 9531                  1   0  1    12       SHEPHERDS (252)
 DAN 9512                      3   2  0    11       SHEPHERDS (252)
 ROBIN BANKS 9470              1   2  0    11       FUNKY FOLK (625)
-POOK 8492                     3   1  0    10       OF WOLF AND MAN (620)
-JAIR 7086                     2   4  0    10       DARQUE FORCES (524)
 WARG HANDLER 9520             2   2  0    10       WIZARDGUARD (175)
 GROM THE UNMAKER 2734         1   6  1    10       WIZARDGUARD (175)
 THE GATEKEEPER 9519           2   2  0     9       WIZARDGUARD (175)
 SUNDAY AFTERNOON 9514         2   3  0     9       WASTELAND (207)
-MERCURY 9155                  1   6  0     9       HEAVYMETAL KIDS (4)
-KUNG 8493                     2   2  0     8       OF WOLF AND MAN (620)
 DOOKU 8211                    1   3  0     8       CAULDRON OF HATE (333)
-SHEWISH CORSAIR 9237          0   1  0     7       SEA DOGS (224)
 PRODIGAL SON 9530             1   0  0     6       SHEPHERDS (252)
 CONSTITUTION 9526             1   1  0     6       CAULDRON OF HATE (333)
-STROMTIUM 90 9413             0   4  0     6       HEAVYMETAL KIDS (4)
 FANG BLENNY 9529              0   2  0     2       BIG MEAN FISH (171)
-SCORTEST 9325                 0   2  0     2       OF WOLF AND MAN II (630)
 GRUMPY MONDAY 9538            0   1  0     1       WASTELAND (207)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VEX 9533                      0   1  0     1       THUNDR + LITENING (22)

'-' 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 REVENGED
DONKEY 8581            2  5 0 BEAST MASTERS 567     AVENGING ZILTHORN 431 560 NONE    
SCARLET SKARAB 8483    4  9 1 BEAST MASTERS 567     BANDIT PRINCESS 429   560 NONE    
ANACONDA 8621          1  3 0 BEAST MASTERS 567     MERCENARY TAO 427     560 NONE    
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 REVENGED
LIGHT OF DAY 9536      0  1 0 CENTER FOR OLDS 108   WIRYDON THE GIANT 425 560 NONE    
FRAPPIE 9535           0  1 0 CENTER FOR OLDS 108   STONE GOLEM 430       560 NONE    
DON KEY 9521           0  1 0 FUNKY FOLK 625        DARK CHAMPION 428     560 NONE    
PHIL ANDER 9517        0  1 0 FUNKY FOLK 625        DARK CHAMPION 428     560 NONE    
TALCAMA BLOWS 9532     0  1 0 IMPURE THOUGHTS 672   MOUNTAIN TROLL 422    560 NONE    
THE LIBERAL 9506       2  3 1 IMPURE THOUGHTS 672   VOLITAN LIONFISH 9421 559         
ANOLUN 9534            0  1 0 THUNDR + LITENING 22  MESHACH 9531          560         
HEX 9196               5  5 0 THUNDR + LITENING 22  MANAGER 9303          557 NONE    
DREAMCHILD 2834        0  2 0 WIZARDGUARD 175       20 NPCS, PLEASE 9515  556 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

All -- It's nice to see that at least one arena has maintained a decent number of
teams.  I'm back. -- The Druid

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

DONKEY was butchered by AVENGING ZILTHORN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SCARLET SKARAB was butchered by BANDIT PRINCESS in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
ANACONDA was murdered by MERCENARY TAO in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
TALCAMA BLOWS was slaughtered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
DON KEY was dealt death by DARK CHAMPION in a popular 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
LIGHT OF DAY was murdered by WIRYDON THE GIANTESS in a 1 minute competition.
FRAPPIE was butchered by STONE GOLEM in a slow 3 minute bloody Dark Arena duel.
PHIL ANDER was executed by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
THE PHILANDERER handily defeated MISSION VAO in a 7 minute Challenge Title fight.
VOLITAN LIONFISH won victory over HK-47 in a 4 minute veteran's Challenge duel.
GAD won victory over PEZ in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
ADAM was beaten by HOFFA in a popular 4 minute Challenge melee.
PROGIDY, DAMMIT! was overpowered by DARTH SION in a 1 minute Challenge match.
SKYWALKER devastated JB BLAH in a exciting 1 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.
PIGSTICKER savagely defeated HOFFA in a popular 4 minute bloody Challenge brawl.
THE LUNATIC overcame FANG BLENNY in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
DAN was vanquished by DESECRATION in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
CONSTITUTION was viciously subdued by THE LIFEGUARD in a 7 minute Challenge fray.
THE VOYEUR bested KHALHUMS DWARF in a 2 minute veteran's brawl.
THE CLOSER was beaten by AKAI in a 2 minute brutal veteran's match.
XYLICARE overpowered DWIGHT SCHRUTE in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
GREAT WHITE was devastated by DINAH MIGHT in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
CAIN defeated MIDNIGHT in a exciting 5 minute duel.
OAKLAND FU overpowered KELP FISH in a action packed 1 minute uneven fray.
ROBIN BANKS was bested by CONCRETE in a 3 minute bout.
ZEBRA SOLE demolished GROM THE UNMAKER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
MANTIS vanquished PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 2 minute one-sided match.
HATE ME? won victory over THE GATEKEEPER in a 4 minute fight.
SUNDAY AFTERNOON was luckily beaten by DOOKU in a tiresome 15 minute beginner's match.
WARG HANDLER viciously subdued VEX in a 4 minute gruesome novice's fray.
ANOLUN was executed by MESHACH in a 1 minute brutal uneven competition.
PRODIGAL SON narrowly defeated GRUMPY MONDAY in a 4 minute beginner's fight.
YELLOW TANG overpowered FROGS FORM THE SKY 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|
|TOTAL PARRY                     10         PARRY-STRIKE      12 -   8 -  1      60  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  10         PARRY-LUNGE       24 -  18 -  0      57  |
|AIMED BLOW                       9         AIMED BLOW        43 -  37 -  1      54  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  7         LUNGING ATTACK    49 -  48 -  4      51  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      5         BASHING ATTACK    23 -  25 -  2      48  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         TOTAL PARRY       36 -  41 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   8 -  0      43  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         STRIKING ATTACK   27 -  37 -  5      42  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -  17 -  1      41  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     12 -  27 -  1      31  |

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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    THE PHILANDERER 9384       19  14  1  117 IMPURE THOUGHTS (672)
PARRY-STRIKE     VOLITAN LIONFISH 9421       8   7  2  108 BIG MEAN FISH (171)
LUNGING ATTACK   THE VOYEUR 9377            13  10  0   97 IMPURE THOUGHTS (672)
PARRY-LUNGE      GAD 9239                   18  13  1   89 SHEPHERDS (252)
BASHING ATTACK   ADAM 9441                  10   3  1   78 SHEPHERDS (252)
AIMED BLOW       XYLICARE 9317              13   7  1   70 BURN N' PILLAGE (218)
TOTAL PARRY      CAIN 7083                   5   3  1   48 DARQUE FORCES (524)
STRIKING ATTACK  GREAT WHITE 8473            9   5  0   40 BEAST MASTERS (567)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DARTH SION 9233.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was THE LIFEGUARD 9480.  The ten other most popular fighters were VOLITAN LIONFISH 
9421, MIDNIGHT 2549, GRUMPY MONDAY 9538, THE PHILANDERER 9384, ADAM 9441, PIGSTICKER 
9241, THE VOYEUR 9377, OAKLAND FU 9424, ROBIN BANKS 9470, and WARG HANDLER 9520.

The least popular fighter this week was DOOKU 8211.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SUNDAY AFTERNOON 9514, FRAPPIE 9535, MISSION VAO 8891, HOFFA 9369, 
ANOLUN 9534, GROM THE UNMAKER 2734, CAIN 7083, GREAT WHITE 8473, DWIGHT SCHRUTE 9321, 
and CONSTITUTION 9526.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

THE PHILANDERER (18-9384) IMPURE THOUGHTS (672)
ABSOLUTE ZERO (18-7586) MAD SCIENTISTS (75)

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

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