DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/04/2007    Duedate: 06/16/2007

TALCAMA ARENA

DM-18    TURN-563

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

THE VOYEUR
IMPURE THOUGHTS (672)
(18-9377) [16-10-0,116]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GAD                            POSITION IS EMPTY
SHEPHERDS (252)                
(18-9239) [21-13-1,118]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

VOLITAN LIONFISH               OAKLAND FU
BIG MEAN FISH (171)            BURN N' PILLAGE (218)
(18-9421) [10-8-2,112]         (18-9424) [9-8-0,77]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

WIZARDGUARD (175)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BEAST MASTERS (567)         34
2. BURN N' PILLAGE (218)       27      WASTELAND (207)
3. IMPURE THOUGHTS (672)       22      Unchartered Team
4. ARROGANCE (347)             18
5. CAULDRON OF HATE (333)      13      HEROES OF OLD (174)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*JGW PERISHIBLE (663)       4   3  1 57.1   1/ 4 WIZARDGUARD (175)        10  5 0
 2- 4 THUNDR + LITENING (22)   %1036 937 %125 52.5   2/ 1 IMPURE THOUGHTS (672)     9  6 1
 3/ 5 WASTELAND (207)          715 661 43 52.0   3/ 2 BURN N' PILLAGE (218)     9  6 0
 4/ 6 IMPURE THOUGHTS (672)    168 157 14 51.7   4/ 7 BEAST MASTERS (567)       8  3 1
 5/ 7 BURN N' PILLAGE (218)    746 701 35 51.6   5/ 3 SHEPHERDS (252)           7  8 1
 6/ 0 OUT OF THE HILLS (357)   120 113  9 51.5   6/ 6 BIG MEAN FISH (171)       6  9 0
 7/ 8 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)    995 977 63 50.5   7/ 5 CAULDRON OF HATE (333)    6  9 0
 8/ 9 BIG MEAN FISH (171)      735 750 38 49.5   8/ 8 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)     5 10 0
 9-10 NIGHTFALL WARRIORS (80)  100 106 10 48.5   9/11 FUNKY FOLK (625)          4  4 0
10/11 BEAST MASTERS (567)      298 327 19 47.7  10/12 ARROGANCE (347)           4  8 0
11/12 SHEPHERDS (252)          690 830 36 45.4  11- 9 RUN AND HYDE (537)        3  1 0
12-13 RUN AND HYDE (537)       117 150 13 43.8  12-10 THUNDR + LITENING (22)    2  2 0
13/14 WIZARDGUARD (175)         79 102  6 43.6  13-13 NIGHTFALL WARRIORS (80)   1  0 0
14/15 CAULDRON OF HATE (333)   110 162  5 40.4  14-15*JGW PERISHIBLE (663)      1  1 0
15/16 FUNKY FOLK (625)          49  78  7 38.6  15/17 WASTELAND (207)           1  2 0
16/17 ARROGANCE (347)          449 789 28 36.3  16/16 STAR WARS: KOTOR (624)    1  5 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
17/18 STAR WARS: KOTOR (624)    99 176  8 36.0  17/ 0 OUT OF THE HILLS (357)    0  2 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, 
I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again!  IMPURE THOUGHTS?  Who?  WIZARDGUARD is the top 
team these days, buddies!  Nothing works for a team like victory (How's that for a 
perceptive observation?) as WIZARDGUARD can attest...  Say what you will about blind 
luck and dirty fighting, but BEAST MASTERS will tell you 298-327-19 is nothing to 
laugh at...  Practice pays for BOTHACH, who pummelled YELLOW TANG, to pocket 22 
points.  Win some, lose some.  Speaking of which, BOTHACH was winsome, after beating 
YELLOW TANG and seeing it lose 15 points.  Like a flirtacious debutante, TALCAMA's 
Duelmaster AKAI found itself the creature of the hour, being "invited to dance" 2 
times!  The arena was more crowded than usual this time, as THE VOYEUR faced 
TALCAMA's Duelmaster.  What can be a greater victory?  THE VOYEUR has taken his place 
as the top, as TALCAMA's new Duelmaster.  So who's the team that's been walking into 
taverns last week and ordering milk?  Sounds like a PR stunt to me.   
     A Zenmaster once told me, 'Does not the spinning wheel turn?  And do not the 
little birds cry out?'  Any ideas?  To quell some nasty rumors, the guys in IMPURE 
THOUGHTS are not carrying any incurable diseases.  No need to avoid 'em.  The 
warriors of IMPURE THOUGHTS found their efforts at combat frustrated as CENTER FOR 
OLDS apparently had more important things to do than fight.  Call 'im brash!  Call 
'im brassy!  Call 'im brave!  Call 'im sassy!  PROGIDY, DAMMIT! will face VOLITAN 
LIONFISH, up by 29.  Aaaah, just call 'im dead meat.  Like a fly challenging a 
flyswatter, PROGIDY, DAMMIT! challenged VOLITAN LIONFISH, and got squashed.  We 
sadists got a kick out it!  (as did PROGIDY, DAMMIT!)  
     Like the wind whispering among the pines, do hearest I many disquieting rumors.  
Ask not for whom the sword slashes; it slashes for thee.   
     Do not think spyreporting in TALCAMA is the highlight of my life.  My fingers 
tire and I fear my incessant prattling may cause unfair judgement upon my impeccable 
character.  Like a mixed metaphor, and an overtaxed simile, I now bid TALCAMA 
farewell-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE VOYEUR 9377              16  10  0   116       IMPURE THOUGHTS (672)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CHARNEL 8575                 16   7  1   120       RUN AND HYDE (537)
 GAD 9239                     21  13  1   118       SHEPHERDS (252)
 VOLITAN LIONFISH 9421        10   8  2   112       BIG MEAN FISH (171)
 HOFFA 8478                   13  70  0   109       ARROGANCE (347)
 MISSION VAO 8891             21  39  1   108       STAR WARS: KOTOR (624)
-MARV JR 9288                  7   1  0   104       WASTELAND (207)
-SOUND THE VANILLA! 9209      14   3  0    97       WASTELAND (207)
 PEZ 9471                      7   6  0    94       BURN N' PILLAGE (218)
 EMMA MAE 5228                15   5  0    93       OUT OF THE HILLS (357)
 AKAI 9213                    15  21  2    92       BURN N' PILLAGE (218)
-LONGSHOT 8981                13   5  1    92       THUNDR + LITENING (22)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ADAM 9441                    11   5  2    89       SHEPHERDS (252)
-RAVEN BLAKSTAB 928           10   8  2    88       NIGHTFALL WARRIORS (80)
-KAL TORAK 809                20  11  4    82       NIGHTFALL WARRIORS (80)
 XYLICARE 9317                15   8  1    82       BURN N' PILLAGE (218)
 OAKLAND FU 9424               9   8  0    77       BURN N' PILLAGE (218)
 DARTH SION 9233              15  20  1    76       STAR WARS: KOTOR (624)
 PROGIDY, DAMMIT! 9446         8   8  0    74       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-THROB 8982                   11   4  1    69       THUNDR + LITENING (22)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DINAH MIGHT 9229              9   5  1    66       FUNKY FOLK (625)
-BLUE MOON 9373                4   4  1    66       RUN AND HYDE (537)
-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)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CSM-99-DARKFORCE 942          9   7  1    50       NIGHTFALL WARRIORS (80)
 MIDNIGHT 2549                 7   7  0    50       WIZARDGUARD (175)
-BILLYJOEBOB 6066              7   5  1    47       OUT OF THE HILLS (357)
 GREAT WHITE 8473             10   7  0    46       BEAST MASTERS (567)
 MANTIS 8553                   9   2  1    46       BEAST MASTERS (567)
 HOFFA 9369                   11   9  0    42       ARROGANCE (347)
 ZEBRA SOLE 9444               7   9  1    39       BIG MEAN FISH (171)
 DWIGHT SCHRUTE 9321          10   8  0    38       WASTELAND (207)
 JB BLAH 9478                  6   6  1    36       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE LIFEGUARD 9480            7   5  0    33       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
 GROM THE UNMAKER 2734         4   6  1    33       WIZARDGUARD (175)
-SHEWISH WHALER 9272           3   1  0    33       SEA DOGS (224)
 THE LUNATIC 9505              5   4  0    28       IMPURE THOUGHTS (672)
 DESECRATION 8061              4   6  0    26       CAULDRON OF HATE (333)
-JEFFERY FOX 9133              2   0  0    26       JGW PERISHIBLE (663)
 THE GATEKEEPER 9519           4   3  0    25       WIZARDGUARD (175)
 BOTHACH 9539                  1   2  0    24       BURN N' PILLAGE (218)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JOHN BOY 8213                 4   1  0    22       OUT OF THE HILLS (357)
-THE UNBELIEVER 1131           2   4  0    21       NIGHTFALL WARRIORS (80)
 ROBIN BANKS 9470              2   4  0    20       FUNKY FOLK (625)
 KELP FISH 9508                5   4  0    19       BIG MEAN FISH (171)
 WALRUS 9548                   2   0  1    19       BEAST MASTERS (567)
 STORK 9546                    2   0  0    19       BEAST MASTERS (567)
 MESHACH 9531                  3   1  1    17       SHEPHERDS (252)
 DAN 9512                      4   4  0    16       SHEPHERDS (252)
-VENOMHEART 1084               3   5  0    15       NIGHTFALL WARRIORS (80)
 SUNDAY AFTERNOON 9514         3   3  0    14       WASTELAND (207)
 WARG HANDLER 9520             3   4  0    13       WIZARDGUARD (175)
-BRIAN PERRY 9132              1   0  1    11       JGW PERISHIBLE (663)
 SOULTAKER 9558                1   1  0    11       ARROGANCE (347)
 FANG BLENNY 9529              1   4  0    10       BIG MEAN FISH (171)
 BETSYSUEANN 6067              1   3  0    10       OUT OF THE HILLS (357)
 PAPA ROTZI 9551               1   0  0    10       FUNKY FOLK (625)
-DISSIDENT 9523                1   0  0    10       RUN AND HYDE (537)
 BORIS THE BLADE 9561          1   0  0     9       CAULDRON OF HATE (333)
 YELLOW TANG 9537              2   2  0     8       BIG MEAN FISH (171)
-JAMES PERRY 9134              1   1  0     8       JGW PERISHIBLE (663)
-SHEWISH CORSAIR 9237          0   1  0     7       SEA DOGS (224)
 AZWRE ACOLYTE 9554            2   0  0     6       WIZARDGUARD (175)
 HEY, STEVE! 9549              2   0  0     6       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
 THE HOMOPHOBE 9542            1   2  1     6       IMPURE THOUGHTS (672)
 THE DEMOCRAT 9541             1   2  0     6       IMPURE THOUGHTS (672)
 PRODIGAL SON 9530             1   3  0     6       SHEPHERDS (252)
 THE PESSEMIST 9550            1   1  0     6       IMPURE THOUGHTS (672)
 TOE PUPPET 9544               0   3  0     3       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
 GRUMPY MONDAY 9538            0   2  0     2       WASTELAND (207)
 NULN 9557                     0   2  0     2       ARROGANCE (347)
 BRICKTOP 9559                 0   1  0     1       CAULDRON OF HATE (333)
-JENNY DAVISON 9130            0   1  0     1       JGW PERISHIBLE (663)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ERIC MILLER 9131              0   1  0     1       JGW PERISHIBLE (663)
 BULLETTOOTH TONY 9563         0   1  0     1       CAULDRON OF HATE (333)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
DOC STEELE 9556        0  2 0 ARROGANCE 347         WALRUS 9548           563         
MANAGER 9303           9 13 1 ARROGANCE 347         DARTH SION 9233       559 NOT REVE
GOLDEN BARB 9370      11  5 0 BIG MEAN FISH 171     XYLICARE 9317         559 REVENGED
MEATBALL 9562          0  1 0 CAULDRON OF HATE 333  BANDIT PRINCESS 429   563 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

Ed. -- Mimes???  Please say it ain't so! -- Druid

     They sneak in (quietly, of course) when no one is paying attention. -- Ed.

OK, OK...it seems that someone out there wants to see ads for some reason, so let me
just say....you all suck. I am the greatest.  My warriors will whip all yours...
uhmmm...let me see....oh, yeah...you all suck...did I say that already?  Maybe we
need a Battle Royale or something... -- Druid

Nightfall Warriors?  Markk Blakstab?  Midnight Monster?  Long time no see!  Welcome
back! -- Suave

Druid -- Welcome back to you as well.  As you can see, Talcama has evolved into a
land of dinosaurs.  Good luck. -- Suave

Ed. -- Mimes are like cicadas--they appear out of nowhere, annoy the crap out of
people, then vanish and no one remembers them until they surface to pester again.
Interestingly, that describes Den too. -- Suave

     I guess that's better than locusts. -- Ed.
     P.S.  How's the newest Suave Jr. doing?

Wizardguard -- Nice turn.  I assume that's your first one here.  They're not easy to
come by--enjoy them when you can. -- Suave

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MEATBALL was dealt death by BANDIT PRINCESS in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
THE VOYEUR devastated AKAI in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge Title duel.
PROGIDY, DAMMIT! was handily defeated by VOLITAN LIONFISH in a 1 minute match.
DESECRATION was vanquished by GREAT WHITE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
THE LIFEGUARD overpowered WARG HANDLER in a 4 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
THE HOMOPHOBE was bested by FANG BLENNY in a 2 minute bloody novice's Challenge duel.
THE PESSEMIST beat NULN in a 2 minute amateur's Challenge brawl.
GAD savagely defeated EMMA MAE in a action packed 7 minute gruesome expert's melee.
ADAM lost to MISSION VAO in a 4 minute fight.
HOFFA unbelievably bested OAKLAND FU in a popular 7 minute brutal one-sided duel.
PEZ overcame DARTH SION in a 3 minute bout.
XYLICARE overpowered M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute one-sided match.
DINAH MIGHT devastated DWIGHT SCHRUTE in a exciting 1 minute mismatched conflict.
JB BLAH was bested by MANTIS in a 2 minute bout.
MIDNIGHT handily defeated ROBIN BANKS in a action packed 1 minute one-sided conflict.
HOFFA defeated THE GATEKEEPER in a 6 minute struggle.
MESHACH was vanquished by ZEBRA SOLE in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
GROM THE UNMAKER devastated DAN in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
BETSYSUEANN was defeated by SOULTAKER in a 2 minute bout.
THE LUNATIC subdued KELP FISH in a 3 minute bout.
SUNDAY AFTERNOON beat THE DEMOCRAT in a popular 4 minute bloody match.
PRODIGAL SON was bested by BORIS THE BLADE in a 2 minute novice's contest.
YELLOW TANG was overpowered by BOTHACH in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
GRUMPY MONDAY was outlasted by HEY, STEVE! in a 12 minute beginner's fray.
TOE PUPPET was overpowered by STORK in a 1 minute one-sided match.
WALRUS assassinated DOC STEELE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
AZWRE ACOLYTE outlasted BRICKTOP in a popular 7 minute novice's duel.
PAPA ROTZI demolished BULLETTOOTH TONY in a 1 minute one-sided melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  12         WALL OF STEEL     11 -   7 -  0      61  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  9         PARRY-STRIKE      12 -  10 -  1      55  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      7         AIMED BLOW        36 -  32 -  1      53  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   6         TOTAL PARRY       40 -  37 -  0      52  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         STRIKING ATTACK   36 -  34 -  5      51  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      5         PARRY-LUNGE       23 -  22 -  0      51  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -  11 -  2      48  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         BASHING ATTACK    22 -  26 -  2      46  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         LUNGING ATTACK    43 -  51 -  3      46  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -  28 -  1      24  |

Turn 563 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-STRIKE       2 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  5         4  TOTAL PARRY    
AIMED BLOW         4 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  7         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        5 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  2         2  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
BASHING ATTACK     3 -  3     PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  4         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   THE VOYEUR 9377            16  10  0  116 IMPURE THOUGHTS (672)
PARRY-LUNGE      GAD 9239                   21  13  1  118 SHEPHERDS (252)
PARRY-STRIKE     VOLITAN LIONFISH 9421      10   8  2  112 BIG MEAN FISH (171)
AIMED BLOW       PEZ 9471                    7   6  0   94 BURN N' PILLAGE (218)
TOTAL PARRY      EMMA MAE 5228              15   5  0   93 OUT OF THE HILLS (357)
BASHING ATTACK   ADAM 9441                  11   5  2   89 SHEPHERDS (252)
STRIKING ATTACK  OAKLAND FU 9424             9   8  0   77 BURN N' PILLAGE (218)
WALL OF STEEL    MANTIS 8553                 9   2  1   46 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 GRUMPY 
MONDAY 9538, GAD 9239, THE LIFEGUARD 9480, THE DEMOCRAT 9541, BRICKTOP 9559, THE 
VOYEUR 9377, ADAM 9441, DARTH SION 9233, HOFFA 8478, and PEZ 9471.

The least popular fighter this week was HEY, STEVE! 9549.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were AZWRE ACOLYTE 9554, HOFFA 9369, BULLETTOOTH TONY 9563, DOC 
STEELE 9556, TOE PUPPET 9544, PRODIGAL SON 9530, DAN 9512, MESHACH 9531, DWIGHT 
SCHRUTE 9321, and WARG HANDLER 9520.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

MISSION VAO (18-8891) STAR WARS: KOTOR (624)