DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/21/2007    Duedate: 06/02/2007

TALCAMA ARENA

DM-18    TURN-562

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

AKAI
BURN N' PILLAGE (218)
(18-9213) [15-20-2,107]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

AKAI                           JEFFERY FOX
BURN N' PILLAGE (218)          JGW PERISHIBLE (663)
(18-9213) [15-20-2,107]        (18-9133) [2-0-0,26]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

VOLITAN LIONFISH               OAKLAND FU
BIG MEAN FISH (171)            BURN N' PILLAGE (218)
(18-9421) [9-8-2,106]          (18-9424) [9-7-0,72]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

IMPURE THOUGHTS (672)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BURN N' PILLAGE (218)       40
2. WIZARDGUARD (175)           40      THUNDR + LITENING (22)
3. BEAST MASTERS (567)         36      Unchartered Team
4. CENTER FOR OLDS (108)       25
5. FUNKY FOLK (625)            24      JGW PERISHIBLE (663)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*JGW PERISHIBLE (663)       4   3  1 57.1   1/ 2 IMPURE THOUGHTS (672)     9  5 1
 2- 2 OF WOLF AND MAN II (630)  98  79  7 55.4   2/ 4 BURN N' PILLAGE (218)     9  5 0
 3- 3*DARQUE FORCES (524)       16  14  1 53.3   3/ 3 SHEPHERDS (252)           9  6 2
 4/ 5 THUNDR + LITENING (22)   %1036 937 %125 52.5   4/ 5 WIZARDGUARD (175)         9  6 0
 5- 6 WASTELAND (207)          714 659 43 52.0   5/ 1 CAULDRON OF HATE (333)    9  6 0
 6/ 7 IMPURE THOUGHTS (672)    165 155 14 51.6   6/ 6 BIG MEAN FISH (171)       6  9 0
 7/ 8 BURN N' PILLAGE (218)    743 699 35 51.5   7/12 BEAST MASTERS (567)       5  7 0
 8/ 9 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)    993 974 63 50.5   8/ 8 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)     4 11 0
 9/10 BIG MEAN FISH (171)      732 748 38 49.5   9- 7 RUN AND HYDE (537)        3  1 0
10-11 NIGHTFALL WARRIORS (80)  100 106 10 48.5  10/10 THUNDR + LITENING (22)    3  4 0
11/12 BEAST MASTERS (567)      294 327 18 47.3  11/17 FUNKY FOLK (625)          3  6 0
12/13 SHEPHERDS (252)          689 826 36 45.5  12/11 ARROGANCE (347)           2  7 0
13-14 RUN AND HYDE (537)       117 150 13 43.8  13-13 NIGHTFALL WARRIORS (80)   1  0 0
14/15 WIZARDGUARD (175)         76 100  6 43.2  14-14*DARQUE FORCES (524)       1  0 0
15/16 CAULDRON OF HATE (333)   109 158  5 40.8  15/ 0*JGW PERISHIBLE (663)      1  1 0
16/17 FUNKY FOLK (625)          47  77  7 37.9  16/ 9 STAR WARS: KOTOR (624)    1  6 0
17/18 ARROGANCE (347)          446 787 28 36.2  17-16 WASTELAND (207)           0  3 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
18/19 STAR WARS: KOTOR (624)    98 175  8 35.9  18-15 OF WOLF AND MAN II (630)  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

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly TALCAMA games.  Former top team CAULDRON OF HATE was 
unseated this week as IMPURE THOUGHTS moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top spot 
with a 2-3-0 record for the round.  There were bitter words at STAR WARS: KOTOR's 
guildhouse after a 0-2-0 showing this week which dropped the stable into 16th.  Dark 
Arena anyone?  Warriors--remember that glory waits always around the corner!  Witness 
how this week FUNKY FOLK went 2-0-0 to move up 6 in the rankings.  My praise to 
WIZARDGUARD for their 5-0-0 week this time out.  Indeed, it was a skillfully fought 
round deserving of notice!  PEZ caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission 
as it skillfully bested MISSION VAO and was awarded 20 points in recognition.  In one 
of the week's more notable duels, JB BLAH put down KELP FISH, causing it to lose 13 
points of recognition in the process.  Due to his absence and inability to defend the 
throne, CHARNEL has lost the title of Duelmaster.  This time victory fell to the 
grasp of the usurper.  All hail AKAI, Duelmaster of TALCAMA!  No confirmation, but my 
sources claim that the top team has gained their position using magical aids.  
Charmed weapons perhaps?   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In TALCAMA "art" is a word that has 
long since passed from the language!  I saw one fighter that warriors avoided when 
this week's challenge seeking began.  CAULDRON OF HATE is feared.  This much I can 
say.  Methinks more than a few here could name the guild it was that spent the better 
part of last week avoiding CAULDRON OF HATE.  Indeed it was IMPURE THOUGHTS.  Loose 
talk at the arena has reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many 
fighters are after MIDNIGHT.  Watch your back!  I can not but mention with disdain 
the name of PIGSTICKER who this week posted a challenge to a warrior a full 15 points 
below in the rankings.  I thought PIGSTICKER showed great skill and promise when he 
beat HOFFA.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Was I the only one shocked to see the well 
respected fighter HATE ME? (6-1-0) appear on the sands of the Dark Arena?  He is now 
dead.  Some guilds are strict but few are as heartless as CAULDRON OF HATE.  Witness, 
last turn they sent CONCRETE, a 3-0-0 fighter, to the Dark Arena!  Walk proud, 
warriors of BIG MEAN FISH!  By striking down XYLICARE you have avenged the honor of 
your dead.  Your virtue is known to all in TALCAMA.  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She 
showers the miserable with fortune but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember 
this!   
     The girls are as pretty in TALCAMA as ever I remembered them....and the fighters 
as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  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:  a fool flies into a rage quickly and often.  The wise 
are angered by the same thing only once.  Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AKAI 9213                    15  20  2   107       BURN N' PILLAGE (218)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CHARNEL 8575                 16   7  1   120       RUN AND HYDE (537)
 HOFFA 8478                   12  70  0   106       ARROGANCE (347)
 VOLITAN LIONFISH 9421         9   8  2   106       BIG MEAN FISH (171)
 GAD 9239                     20  13  1   105       SHEPHERDS (252)
 THE VOYEUR 9377              15  10  0   105       IMPURE THOUGHTS (672)
-MARV JR 9288                  7   1  0   104       WASTELAND (207)
 MISSION VAO 8891             20  39  1   100       STAR WARS: KOTOR (624)
-SOUND THE VANILLA! 9209      14   3  0    97       WASTELAND (207)
-LONGSHOT 8981                13   5  1    92       THUNDR + LITENING (22)
 PEZ 9471                      6   6  0    92       BURN N' PILLAGE (218)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ADAM 9441                    11   4  2    91       SHEPHERDS (252)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RAVEN BLAKSTAB 928           10   8  2    88       NIGHTFALL WARRIORS (80)
-KAL TORAK 809                20  11  4    82       NIGHTFALL WARRIORS (80)
 PROGIDY, DAMMIT! 9446         8   7  0    77       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
 DARTH SION 9233              15  19  1    76       STAR WARS: KOTOR (624)
 OAKLAND FU 9424               9   7  0    72       BURN N' PILLAGE (218)
 XYLICARE 9317                14   8  1    69       BURN N' PILLAGE (218)
-THROB 8982                   11   4  1    69       THUNDR + LITENING (22)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BLUE MOON 9373                4   4  1    66       RUN AND HYDE (537)
-THE CLOSER 9187              10   6  1    65       OF WOLF AND MAN II (630)
-INDENTURED OARSMAN 9167       6   3  0    65       SEA DOGS (224)
 PIGSTICKER 9241               7   4  0    63       THUNDR + LITENING (22)
-MERVYN 8750                  11   7  1    59       RUN AND HYDE (537)
 DINAH MIGHT 9229              8   5  1    59       FUNKY FOLK (625)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CSM-99-DARKFORCE 942          9   7  1    50       NIGHTFALL WARRIORS (80)
-CAIN 7083                     5   3  1    48       DARQUE FORCES (524)
-ZELANA 9240                   5   3  0    46       OF WOLF AND MAN II (630)
 MIDNIGHT 2549                 6   7  0    43       WIZARDGUARD (175)
 JB BLAH 9478                  6   5  1    42       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
 HOFFA 9369                   10   9  0    39       ARROGANCE (347)
-DWIGHT SCHRUTE 9321          10   7  0    37       WASTELAND (207)
 MANTIS 8553                   8   2  1    37       BEAST MASTERS (567)
 GREAT WHITE 8473              9   7  0    36       BEAST MASTERS (567)
 DESECRATION 8061              4   5  0    34       CAULDRON OF HATE (333)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-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)
 ZEBRA SOLE 9444               6   9  1    28       BIG MEAN FISH (171)
 THE GATEKEEPER 9519           4   2  0    26       WIZARDGUARD (175)
 MESHACH 9531                  3   0  1    26       SHEPHERDS (252)
 ROBIN BANKS 9470              2   3  0    26       FUNKY FOLK (625)
 JEFFERY FOX 9133              2   0  0    26       JGW PERISHIBLE (663)
 GROM THE UNMAKER 2734         3   6  1    24       WIZARDGUARD (175)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE LIFEGUARD 9480            6   5  0    23       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
 YELLOW TANG 9537              2   1  0    23       BIG MEAN FISH (171)
 THE LUNATIC 9505              4   4  0    22       IMPURE THOUGHTS (672)
-THE UNBELIEVER 1131           2   4  0    21       NIGHTFALL WARRIORS (80)
 KELP FISH 9508                5   3  0    20       BIG MEAN FISH (171)
 WARG HANDLER 9520             3   3  0    20       WIZARDGUARD (175)
-AMOS 7084                     3   3  0    18       DARQUE FORCES (524)
 DAN 9512                      4   3  0    15       SHEPHERDS (252)
-VENOMHEART 1084               3   5  0    15       NIGHTFALL WARRIORS (80)
 STORK 9546                    1   0  0    12       BEAST MASTERS (567)
-BRIAN PERRY 9132              1   0  1    11       JGW PERISHIBLE (663)
 WALRUS 9548                   1   0  0    11       BEAST MASTERS (567)
-JAIR 7086                     2   4  0    10       DARQUE FORCES (524)
-DISSIDENT 9523                1   0  0    10       RUN AND HYDE (537)
-SUNDAY AFTERNOON 9514         2   3  0     9       WASTELAND (207)
 JAMES PERRY 9134              1   1  0     8       JGW PERISHIBLE (663)
 THE DEMOCRAT 9541             1   1  0     7       IMPURE THOUGHTS (672)
-SHEWISH CORSAIR 9237          0   1  0     7       SEA DOGS (224)
 THE HOMOPHOBE 9542            1   1  1     5       IMPURE THOUGHTS (672)
 PRODIGAL SON 9530             1   2  0     5       SHEPHERDS (252)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FANG BLENNY 9529              0   4  0     4       BIG MEAN FISH (171)
 AZWRE ACOLYTE 9554            1   0  0     3       WIZARDGUARD (175)
 HEY, STEVE! 9549              1   0  0     3       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
 BOTHACH 9539                  0   2  0     2       BURN N' PILLAGE (218)
 TOE PUPPET 9544               0   2  0     2       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
-SCORTEST 9325                 0   2  0     2       OF WOLF AND MAN II (630)
-GRUMPY MONDAY 9538            0   1  0     1       WASTELAND (207)
-JENNY DAVISON 9130            0   1  0     1       JGW PERISHIBLE (663)
-ERIC MILLER 9131              0   1  0     1       JGW PERISHIBLE (663)
 SOULTAKER 9558                0   1  0     1       ARROGANCE (347)
 DOC STEELE 9556               0   1  0     1       ARROGANCE (347)
 NULN 9557                     0   1  0     1       ARROGANCE (347)
 THE PESSEMIST 9550            0   1  0     1       IMPURE THOUGHTS (672)

'-' 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         
SQUID 9547             0  1 0 BEAST MASTERS 567     BLACK ORC 424         562 NONE    
GOLDEN BARB 9370      11  5 0 BIG MEAN FISH 171     XYLICARE 9317         559 JUST REV
PEACOCK FLOUNDER 9445  5  6 0 BIG MEAN FISH 171     THE LIBERAL 9506      558 REVENGED
HATE ME? 8083          6  2 0 CAULDRON OF HATE 333  HIGH ELF 423          562 NONE    
DOOKU 8211             2  4 0 CAULDRON OF HATE 333  AVENGING ZILTHORN 431 562 NONE    
CONCRETE 9527          3  1 0 CAULDRON OF HATE 333  BLACK ORC 424         562 NONE    
CONSTITUTION 9526      2  2 0 CAULDRON OF HATE 333  DARK CHAMPION 428     562 NONE    
THE LIBERAL 9506       2  3 1 IMPURE THOUGHTS 672   VOLITAN LIONFISH 9421 559 REVENGED
ANOLUN 9534            0  1 0 THUNDR + LITENING 22  MESHACH 9531          560         
SKYWALKER 2013        13 15 0 WIZARDGUARD 175       ADAM 9441             561         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

     If y'all don't watch out you'll find Talcama has become a haven for mimes and
     other undesirable sorts! -- Ed.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

HATE ME? was viciously butchered by HIGH ELF in a 4 minute Dark Arena fight.
DOOKU was murdered by AVENGING ZILTHORN in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
CONCRETE was assassinated by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena duel.
CONSTITUTION was viciously butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
SQUID was savagely slain by BLACK ORC in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena competition.
PIGSTICKER vanquished HOFFA in a exciting 3 minute bloody mismatched Challenge fight.
THE LUNATIC was handily defeated by MIDNIGHT in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
DESECRATION won victory over ZEBRA SOLE in a 1 minute Challenge duel.
THE HOMOPHOBE was vanquished by ROBIN BANKS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
THE DEMOCRAT won victory over TOE PUPPET in a 2 minute novice's Challenge fight.
AKAI beat ADAM in a 3 minute one-sided Title melee.
MISSION VAO was defeated by PEZ in a 2 minute bloody one-sided match.
HOFFA unbelievably bested PROGIDY, DAMMIT! in a exciting 4 minute one-sided contest.
GAD overpowered DARTH SION in a popular 1 minute mismatched conflict.
THE VOYEUR vanquished VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 2 minute gruesome mismatched bout.
VOLITAN LIONFISH handily defeated XYLICARE in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
OAKLAND FU viciously subdued CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a popular 3 minute brutal brawl.
GREAT WHITE was demolished by DINAH MIGHT in a exciting 1 minute one-sided bout.
KELP FISH was overpowered by JB BLAH in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
DAN was unbelievably bested by THE GATEKEEPER in a 1 minute gory bout.
MANTIS won victory over THE LIFEGUARD in a 2 minute match.
WARG HANDLER overpowered OSKSI NOBLE in a 2 minute uneven fray.
GROM THE UNMAKER overcame PRODIGAL SON in a 1 minute contest.
JAMES PERRY was overpowered by YELLOW TANG in a 1 minute one-sided match.
JEFFERY FOX overpowered SOULTAKER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
FANG BLENNY was overpowered by STORK in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
MESHACH overpowered DOC STEELE in a 1 minute uneven match.
BOTHACH was outlasted by AZWRE ACOLYTE in a tiring 14 minute beginner's duel.
WALRUS handily defeated NULN in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
HEY, STEVE! slimly won victory over THE PESSEMIST in a slow 15 minute novice's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                     11         WALL OF STEEL     11 -   6 -  0      65  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  10         AIMED BLOW        39 -  33 -  1      54  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  8         PARRY-LUNGE       23 -  20 -  0      53  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -  11 -  2      52  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         STRIKING ATTACK   35 -  33 -  4      51  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         PARRY-STRIKE      11 -  11 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         TOTAL PARRY       37 -  41 -  0      47  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         BASHING ATTACK    21 -  25 -  2      46  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         LUNGING ATTACK    42 -  52 -  3      45  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -  29 -  1      24  |

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:

LUNGING ATTACK     7 -  3     BASHING ATTACK     2 -  3         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        4 -  7         3  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    5 -  3     PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  2         2  AIMED BLOW     
AIMED BLOW         2 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  2         1  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  3         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-STRIKE     VOLITAN LIONFISH 9421       9   8  2  106 BIG MEAN FISH (171)
PARRY-LUNGE      GAD 9239                   20  13  1  105 SHEPHERDS (252)
LUNGING ATTACK   THE VOYEUR 9377            15  10  0  105 IMPURE THOUGHTS (672)
BASHING ATTACK   ADAM 9441                  11   4  2   91 SHEPHERDS (252)
STRIKING ATTACK  OAKLAND FU 9424             9   7  0   72 BURN N' PILLAGE (218)
AIMED BLOW       XYLICARE 9317              14   8  1   69 BURN N' PILLAGE (218)
TOTAL PARRY      HOFFA 9369                 10   9  0   39 ARROGANCE (347)
WALL OF STEEL    MANTIS 8553                 8   2  1   37 BEAST MASTERS (567)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is VOLITAN LIONFISH 9421.  The most popular warrior 
this turn was OAKLAND FU 9424.  The ten other most popular fighters were PROGIDY, 
DAMMIT! 9446, PIGSTICKER 9241, PEZ 9471, THE VOYEUR 9377, HATE ME? 8083, MIDNIGHT 
2549, ROBIN BANKS 9470, THE DEMOCRAT 9541, AKAI 9213, and ADAM 9441.

The least popular fighter this week was THE PESSEMIST 9550.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were HEY, STEVE! 9549, AZWRE ACOLYTE 9554, NULN 9557, DOC STEELE 
9556, SOULTAKER 9558, JAMES PERRY 9134, PRODIGAL SON 9530, THE LIFEGUARD 9480, KELP 
FISH 9508, and XYLICARE 9317.