DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

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

TALCAMA ARENA

DM-18    TURN-566

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GAD
SHEPHERDS (252)
(18-9239) [23-14-1,103]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

VOLITAN LIONFISH               KING COBRA
BIG MEAN FISH (171)            THE COLD BLOODS (661)
(18-9421) [12-9-2,122]         (18-9098) [5-2-1,82]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DARTH SION                     MIDNIGHT
STAR WARS: KOTOR (624)         WIZARDGUARD (175)
(18-9233) [15-23-1,77]         (18-2549) [7-10-0,35]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BIG MEAN FISH (171)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. IMPURE THOUGHTS (672)       30
2. SHEPHERDS (252)             28      NEXT GENERATION (547)
3. BIG MEAN FISH (171)         20      Unchartered Team
4. OUT OF THE HILLS (357)      15
5. BEAST MASTERS (567)         10      THE COLD BLOODS (661)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 NEXT GENERATION (547)    198 131 10 60.2   1/ 1 BIG MEAN FISH (171)      11  4 0
 2/ 3 IMPURE THOUGHTS (672)    178 161 14 52.5   2/ 2 IMPURE THOUGHTS (672)    10  4 0
 3- 2 THUNDR + LITENING (22)   %1037 939 %126 52.5   3/ 4 BURN N' PILLAGE (218)     8  7 0
 4/ 4 WASTELAND (207)          717 664 43 51.9   4/ 5 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)     7  8 0
 5/ 5 OUT OF THE HILLS (357)   123 114  9 51.9   5/11 SHEPHERDS (252)           7  8 0
 6/ 6 BURN N' PILLAGE (218)    754 708 35 51.6   6/ 3 BEAST MASTERS (567)       7  8 0
 7/ 7 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)    %1002 985 63 50.4   7/ 6 FUNKY FOLK (625)          5  2 0
 8/ 8 BIG MEAN FISH (171)      746 754 38 49.7   8- 7 GOLDEN LEGION (591)       5  4 0
 9/ 0 SEA DOGS (224)           213 218 12 49.4   9/ 8 ARROGANCE (347)           4  8 1
10/ 9 BEAST MASTERS (567)      305 335 19 47.7  10/ 9 CAULDRON OF HATE (333)    4  9 1
11/10 SHEPHERDS (252)          697 838 36 45.4  11/12 OUT OF THE HILLS (357)    3  1 0
12/ 0*THE COLD BLOODS (661)     14  17  1 45.2  12/10 WIZARDGUARD (175)         3 12 0
13-11 GOLDEN LEGION (591)       49  63  1 43.8  13/15 NEXT GENERATION (547)     2  1 0
14/12 WIZARDGUARD (175)         82 114  6 41.8  14/14 WASTELAND (207)           2  3 0
15/14 FUNKY FOLK (625)          54  80  7 40.3  15-17 THUNDR + LITENING (22)    1  2 1
16/13 CAULDRON OF HATE (333)   114 171  6 40.0  16/16*ERRATA (675)              1  2 0
17/15 ARROGANCE (347)          453 797 29 36.2  17/13 STAR WARS: KOTOR (624)    1  3 0
18/16 STAR WARS: KOTOR (624)   100 179  8 35.8  18/ 0 SEA DOGS (224)            0  1 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/17*ERRATA (675)               1   4  0 20.0  19/ 0*THE COLD BLOODS (661)     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

     You elder fighters surely remember me.  The younger ones may call me Olaf 
Modeen.  I return to TALCAMA once again!  Hmmmph!  I always thought STAR WARS: KOTOR 
was an over-rated team and they proved it with a 0-1-0!  Ya gotta be quick on yer 
feet!  Keep your elbow off the table!  Thrust!  Block out the pain!  SHEPHERDS is now 
ranked 5th with a 3-2-0 turn.  IMPURE THOUGHTS showed TALCAMA what they were made of 
as they fought with a vengeance to walk off with 3-1-0.  What's with THE DEMOCRAT?  
He actually beat BIG MEAN FISH's FANG BLENNY, and walked away with 17 more points 
from the fight.  Major screwup at BURN N' PILLAGE.  AKAI lost 14 points to PROGIDY, 
DAMMIT!.  Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe AKAI will provide more easy wins...  
Another fighter (GAD 23-14-1) challenged another Duelmaster (DESECRATION 6-7-1).  
Life goes on.  I'm sure TALCAMA is excited about GAD, the new Duelmaster from 
SHEPHERDS.  (remember?)  But when you've seen as many as I have...  Wouldn't it be 
nice to have live subjects to practice on?  I hear some team is looking into the uses 
of convicted prisoners.   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.  TALCAMA thinks CENTER FOR 
OLDS and their 1002-985-63 is too much!  If at first you don't succeed, give up...  
The bums at WIZARDGUARD couldn't face the challenges from CENTER FOR OLDS!  No excuse 
for that!  How well I know the feeling of being the most challenged warrior, HOFFA!  
Don't make idle boasts, they may come back to haunt you.  Fighting is a better craft 
than farming, DARTH SION, but you have to pay your dues.  Being challenged by DATA 
LOSS, 39 points above you, is dues.  DATA LOSS subdued DARTH SION.  I bet DATA LOSS 
could beat two-year-olds, too.  Well, STAR WARS: KOTOR knows who to set their sights 
on.   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  Sending a warrior to the Dark Arena reminds the 
others they'd better shape up.  Tough beans, GROM THE UNMAKER.  That's what a 4-8-1 
gets you.  Is it my imagination, or are fighters getting younger every day?  To die 
so young, so gloriously!   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  Are 
you as tired of reading this as I am of writing it?  Actually, I guess I'm writing it 
before you read it.  Oh, well.  Remember--a good fighter needs both good skills and 
good luck.  Until next time,-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GAD 9239                     23  14  1   103       SHEPHERDS (252)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VOLITAN LIONFISH 9421        12   9  2   122       BIG MEAN FISH (171)
 DATA LOSS 8029               21   8  0   109       NEXT GENERATION (547)
-MARV JR 9288                  7   1  0   104       WASTELAND (207)
-FLEECE 9211                  14   6  0    98       GOLDEN LEGION (591)
-SOUND THE VANILLA! 9209      14   3  0    97       WASTELAND (207)
-ADAMANT 8075                 11   9  1    97       GOLDEN LEGION (591)
 PROGIDY, DAMMIT! 9446         9  10  0    97       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
-EMMA MAE 5228                16   5  0    95       OUT OF THE HILLS (357)
 XYLICARE 9317                17   9  1    92       BURN N' PILLAGE (218)
-LONGSHOT 8981                13   5  1    92       THUNDR + LITENING (22)
 PEZ 9471                      8   8  0    91       BURN N' PILLAGE (218)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ADAM 9441                    12   7  2    87       SHEPHERDS (252)
 AKAI 9213                    17  22  2    85       BURN N' PILLAGE (218)
 OAKLAND FU 9424              11   9  0    84       BURN N' PILLAGE (218)
 KING COBRA 9098               5   2  1    82       THE COLD BLOODS (661)
 DARTH SION 9233              15  23  1    77       STAR WARS: KOTOR (624)
 DINAH MIGHT 9229             11   6  1    71       FUNKY FOLK (625)

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

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DESECRATION 8061              6   7  1    66       CAULDRON OF HATE (333)
-INDENTURED OARSMAN 9167       6   3  0    65       SEA DOGS (224)
 BILLYJOEBOB 6066              8   5  1    62       OUT OF THE HILLS (357)
 MANTIS 8553                  10   4  1    61       BEAST MASTERS (567)
 ZEBRA SOLE 9444              10   9  1    60       BIG MEAN FISH (171)
-GOOSE 9277                    8   5  0    60       GOLDEN LEGION (591)
 KELP FISH 9508                8   4  0    57       BIG MEAN FISH (171)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JB BLAH 9478                  8   7  1    49       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
 HOFFA 9369                   12  11  0    47       ARROGANCE (347)
 GREAT WHITE 8473             11   9  0    44       BEAST MASTERS (567)
 DAN 9512                      6   5  0    36       SHEPHERDS (252)
 MIDNIGHT 2549                 7  10  0    35       WIZARDGUARD (175)
 WARG HANDLER 9520             5   5  0    34       WIZARDGUARD (175)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SHEWISH WHALER 9272           3   1  0    33       SEA DOGS (224)
-CRUSHING BRATZ 9153           2   0  0    33       NEXT GENERATION (547)
 THE HOMOPHOBE 9542            4   2  1    32       IMPURE THOUGHTS (672)
 WALRUS 9548                   4   1  1    32       BEAST MASTERS (567)
 YELLOW TANG 9537              4   3  0    32       BIG MEAN FISH (171)
-ROBIN BANKS 9470              3   4  0    32       FUNKY FOLK (625)
 THE LIFEGUARD 9480            8   7  0    31       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
 MESHACH 9531                  5   2  1    29       SHEPHERDS (252)
 THE DEMOCRAT 9541             3   3  0    27       IMPURE THOUGHTS (672)
 PAPA ROTZI 9551               3   1  0    26       FUNKY FOLK (625)
-JOHN BOY 8213                 5   1  0    25       OUT OF THE HILLS (357)
 BOTHACH 9539                  2   4  0    24       BURN N' PILLAGE (218)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE PESSEMIST 9550            3   2  0    19       IMPURE THOUGHTS (672)
-SAW SCALED 9099               4   2  0    18       THE COLD BLOODS (661)
 TOE PUPPET 9544               2   4  0    17       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
 GRUMPY MONDAY 9538            1   3  0    17       WASTELAND (207)
 SUNDAY AFTERNOON 9514         4   4  0    16       WASTELAND (207)
 GARY 9483                     1   3  0    16       ERRATA (675)
-HORNED VIPER 9111             2   3  0    14       THE COLD BLOODS (661)
 THE CATHOLIC PRIEST 9566      2   0  0    14       IMPURE THOUGHTS (672)
 SOULTAKER 9558                2   3  0    13       ARROGANCE (347)
 FANG BLENNY 9529              2   6  0    12       BIG MEAN FISH (171)
 STORK 9546                    3   2  0    11       BEAST MASTERS (567)
 AZWRE ACOLYTE 9554            3   2  0    11       WIZARDGUARD (175)
 HEY, STEVE! 9549              3   2  0    11       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
 BUMBLE BEE 9564               2   1  0    10       BEAST MASTERS (567)
-BIKINI 9482                   0   1  0     7       ERRATA (675)
-SHEWISH CORSAIR 9237          0   1  0     7       SEA DOGS (224)
 BORIS THE BLADE 9561          1   3  0     6       CAULDRON OF HATE (333)
 HUNTER LEE 9565               1   2  0     5       CAULDRON OF HATE (333)
-TIC-POLONGA 9146              1   2  0     5       THE COLD BLOODS (661)
 NULN 9557                     0   5  0     5       ARROGANCE (347)
-BRICKTOP 9559                 0   2  0     2       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 REVENGED
BULLETTOOTH TONY 9563  1  3 0 CAULDRON OF HATE 333  BANDIT PRINCESS 429   566 NONE    
THE LUNATIC 9505       5  5 0 IMPURE THOUGHTS 672   DESECRATION 8061      564         
I, CHEF 9491           0  1 0 NEXT GENERATION 547   DARK CHAMPION 428     566 NONE    

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
MAN OVERBOARD 9570     0  1 0 SEA DOGS 224          SPYMISTRESS SHARD 426 566 NONE    
ONE SHOT 9568          0  2 0 SHEPHERDS 252         DARK CHAMPION 428     566 NONE    
PIGSTICKER 9241        8  5 1 THUNDR + LITENING 22  HOFFA 8478            565 NONE    
DWIGHT SCHRUTE 9321   10  9 0 WASTELAND 207         PIGSTICKER 9241       564 NONE    
GROM THE UNMAKER 2734  4  9 1 WIZARDGUARD 175       AVENGING ZILTHORN 431 566 NONE    
THE GATEKEEPER 9519    4  6 0 WIZARDGUARD 175       AVENGING ZILTHORN 431 566 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Suave -- Congrats on 1000 wins, before 1000 losses, even! -- Assurnasirbanipal

Druid -- Thanks for letting us know you're the greatest.  Now I know who I need to
avoid! -- Assur
P.S.  Battle Royal?  I'll try and get it planned by the end of the summer.  Will
probably start it up right after the new year.

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

GROM THE UNMAKER was butchered by AVENGING ZILTHORN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
THE GATEKEEPER was butchered by AVENGING ZILTHORN in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
ONE SHOT was murdered by DARK CHAMPION in a 2 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
BULLETTOOTH TONY was butchered by BANDIT PRINCESS in a 1 minute Dark Arena contest.
I, CHEF was assassinated by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
MAN OVERBOARD was butchered by SPYMISTRESS SHARDA in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
DATA LOSS defeated DARTH SION in a 5 minute veteran's Challenge struggle.
GAD handily defeated DESECRATION in a 2 minute uneven Challenge Title fight.
PROGIDY, DAMMIT! won victory over AKAI in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
THE LIFEGUARD was vanquished by KELP FISH in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
MIDNIGHT was outwaited by HOFFA in a popular 11 minute Challenge fight.
WARG HANDLER savagely defeated THE PESSEMIST in a popular 3 minute Challenge melee.
TOE PUPPET demolished NULN in a 2 minute bloody mismatched Challenge match.
HEY, STEVE! was devastated by BOTHACH in a 4 minute bloody one-sided Challenge battle.
AZWRE ACOLYTE was overpowered by MESHACH in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.
BORIS THE BLADE lost to BUMBLE BEE in a 4 minute amateur's Challenge bout.
VOLITAN LIONFISH vanquished PEZ in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
HOFFA bested ADAM in a popular 5 minute mismatched brawl.
XYLICARE beat KING COBRA in a 1 minute match.
OAKLAND FU savagely defeated MANTIS in a exciting 3 minute gory bout.
DINAH MIGHT handily defeated JB BLAH in a popular 1 minute mismatched competition.
GREAT WHITE was overpowered by BILLYJOEBOB in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
ZEBRA SOLE overpowered PAPA ROTZI in a 1 minute uneven fray.
DAN handily defeated GARY in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
YELLOW TANG subdued CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute fight.
FANG BLENNY was overpowered by THE DEMOCRAT in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
THE HOMOPHOBE overpowered SUNDAY AFTERNOON in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
WALRUS overpowered SOULTAKER in a 1 minute uneven match.
STORK was beaten by THE CATHOLIC PRIEST in a 1 minute beginner's duel.
GRUMPY MONDAY overpowered HUNTER LEE in a 1 minute one-sided fray.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  13         PARRY-STRIKE      13 -   9 -  1      59  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  9         SLASHING ATTACK   13 -   9 -  2      59  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      7         WALL OF STEEL     13 -  10 -  0      57  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   7         STRIKING ATTACK   42 -  37 -  4      53  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         TOTAL PARRY       44 -  39 -  1      53  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         LUNGING ATTACK    52 -  52 -  2      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         PARRY-LUNGE       19 -  23 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         AIMED BLOW        26 -  32 -  2      45  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK    22 -  32 -  1      41  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -  26 -  0      21  |

Turn 566 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:

TOTAL PARRY        5 -  2     LUNGING ATTACK     6 -  7         3  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  1     AIMED BLOW         1 -  4         2  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  6         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    5 -  4     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      GAD 9239                   23  14  1  103 SHEPHERDS (252)
PARRY-STRIKE     VOLITAN LIONFISH 9421      12   9  2  122 BIG MEAN FISH (171)
TOTAL PARRY      DATA LOSS 8029             21   8  0  109 NEXT GENERATION (547)
AIMED BLOW       XYLICARE 9317              17   9  1   92 BURN N' PILLAGE (218)
BASHING ATTACK   ADAM 9441                  12   7  2   87 SHEPHERDS (252)
STRIKING ATTACK  OAKLAND FU 9424            11   9  0   84 BURN N' PILLAGE (218)
LUNGING ATTACK   DINAH MIGHT 9229           11   6  1   71 FUNKY FOLK (625)
WALL OF STEEL    MANTIS 8553                10   4  1   61 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 MIDNIGHT 2549.  The ten other most popular fighters were DARTH SION 9233, ADAM 
9441, OAKLAND FU 9424, WARG HANDLER 9520, PROGIDY, DAMMIT! 9446, BOTHACH 9539, 
MESHACH 9531, DATA LOSS 8029, GAD 9239, and DESECRATION 8061.

The least popular fighter this week was HOFFA 9369.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were HUNTER LEE 9565, STORK 9546, SOULTAKER 9558, SUNDAY AFTERNOON 9514, 
FANG BLENNY 9529, GARY 9483, PAPA ROTZI 9551, GREAT WHITE 8473, PEZ 9471, and BUMBLE 
BEE 9564.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

GAD (18-9239) SHEPHERDS (252)
DATA LOSS (18-8029) NEXT GENERATION (547)

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

HOFFA (18-8478) ARROGANCE (347)