DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/31/2007    Duedate: 01/12/2008

TALCAMA ARENA

DM-18    TURN-578

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

OAKLAND FU
BURN N' PILLAGE (218)
(18-9424) [18-14-0,100]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

OAKLAND FU                     CATAPHASIA
BURN N' PILLAGE (218)          SKA ROBOT ARMY (651)
(18-9424) [18-14-0,100]        (18-8780) [5-1-0,54]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

OAKLAND FU                     THE LIFEGUARD
BURN N' PILLAGE (218)          CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
(18-9424) [18-14-0,100]        (18-9480) [15-12-1,98]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

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          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SHEPHERDS (252)             28
2. WIZARDGUARD (175)           24      BURN N' PILLAGE (218)
3. FUNKY FOLK (625)            24      Unchartered Team
4. THE DARK GODS (501)         22
5. ERRATA (675)                19      SKA ROBOT ARMY (651)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*SKA ROBOT ARMY (651)      10   8  0 55.6   1/ 3 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)     9  6 1
 2- 2 THUNDR + LITENING (22)   %1038 947 %126 52.3   2/ 2 THE DARK GODS (501)       9  6 1
 3/ 3 BURN N' PILLAGE (218)    780 730 35 51.7   3/ 1 FUNKY FOLK (625)          8  4 1
 4/ 4 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)    %1036 %1011 64 50.6   4/ 7 WIZARDGUARD (175)         8  6 2
 5/ 5 SEA DOGS (224)           237 242 13 49.5   5/ 5 SHEPHERDS (252)           7  8 0
 6/ 6 BEAST MASTERS (567)      334 366 20 47.7   6/ 4 BEAST MASTERS (567)       6  9 1
 7/ 8 THE DARK GODS (501)       50  60  6 45.5   7/ 8*SKA ROBOT ARMY (651)      4  2 0
 8/ 7 SHEPHERDS (252)          720 874 37 45.2   8/11 ERRATA (675)              3  3 0
 9/10 ERRATA (675)               8  10  0 44.4   9/12 BURN N' PILLAGE (218)     3  5 0
10/ 9 FUNKY FOLK (625)          69  87  8 44.2  10/ 9 ARROGANCE (347)           3  5 0
11/11 WIZARDGUARD (175)        109 140  8 43.8  11/ 6 SEA DOGS (224)            3  7 0
12-12 STAR WARS: KOTOR (624)   108 181  8 37.4  12-10 STAR WARS: KOTOR (624)    1  0 0
13/13 ARROGANCE (347)          461 824 29 35.9  13-13 THUNDR + LITENING (22)    0  4 0

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

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Well, here I am, your Duelmaster, if only for one turn.  I had hoped to stay here for
awhile longer, but the GC doesn't want a Servant oF Kjarran to be DM for very long.

My final numbers; 12-8(+2)-12-17-17-9-11 lunger.  Master in init, AdEx in attack,
Ex's in RIP, DEF, and DEC.  High offensive, very high activity, learned dec.,
favorite weapon, the shortsword.

All glory to my Lord Kjarran, the One True God, the God of All.  All other gods are
false!

L.P. Berchta
Servant of Kjarran
The Dark Gods

                                      SPY REPORT

     The sages err'd not in their foretelling of a god descending upon TALCAMA, for 
I, Novgorodny Vir, have returned!  SEA DOGS after a sorry 1-2-0 might want to 
consider abandoning the sands and taking up singing the 'Can't fight no more' blues!  
Nothing works for a team like victory (How's that for a perceptive observation?) as 
WIZARDGUARD can attest...  Practice pays for THE LIFEGUARD, who pummelled WARG 
HANDLER, to pocket 27 points.  FROO-FROO certainly had a baffled expression on hers 
face, after losing to SPONGEBOB and losing 16 points in the process!  GREAT WHITE 
found out that TALCAMA isn't a democracy.  You've gotta be the best to be Duelmaster 
here!  So who was the warrior seen charging into immovable walls and challenging dead 
trees?  Someone's got a basic problem...   
     A Zenmaster once told me, 'Does not the spinning wheel turn?  And do not the 
little birds cry out?'  Any ideas?  Like a horde of jackals fleeing from the lion, so 
did the "warriors" in TALCAMA avoid SHEPHERDS.  As a woman of good breeding scorns 
the "warriors" of WIZARDGUARD, so did that sorry team shy from SHEPHERDS If 
challenges were horses, ARCHOR could open up a fast food joint!   
     Like the wind whispering among the pines, do hearest I many disquieting rumors.  
THE LIFEGUARD of CENTER FOR OLDS spared WARG HANDLER (11-8-0) from having to lose any 
more fights.  What's your next plan, WIZARDGUARD?  Never one to advocate diplomacy 
and restraint, I was pleased to see BURN N' PILLAGE retaliate against THE DARK GODS 
in bloodfeud!  Justice was served as ADAM fought CHOCO BOBA BABY in bloodfeud.  Well 
done, SHEPHERDS!  Charity is unknown in TALCAMA, and rightly so.  SHEPHERDS exacted 
their revenge against WIZARDGUARD.  Ask not a spymaster for counsel, for he will 
pontificate long after you have fallen into an unconscious stupor.   
     Do not think spyreporting in TALCAMA is the highlight of my life.  As if 
buffeted by forces of nature beyond my control, I must take my leave of this place.  
Do not despair!  I shall return!-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OAKLAND FU 9424              18  14  0   100       BURN N' PILLAGE (218)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE LIFEGUARD 9480           15  12  1    98       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
 MIDNIGHT 2549                14  14  0    98       WIZARDGUARD (175)
-DINAH MIGHT 9229             14   7  1    97       FUNKY FOLK (625)
 GREAT WHITE 8473             19  13  0    95       BEAST MASTERS (567)
-LONGSHOT 8981                13   5  1    92       THUNDR + LITENING (22)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ADAM 9441                    16  15  2    88       SHEPHERDS (252)
 JB BLAH 9478                 14  13  1    87       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
 ARCHOR 6776                  12  10  1    84       THE DARK GODS (501)
-KETUMAIE 7525                15  17  1    80       PENTARCHIE-18 (508)
 DICK TATER 8675               4   0  0    74       FUNKY FOLK (625)
 DUERGAR 6777                 10  12  2    71       THE DARK GODS (501)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SOLSBURY HILL 8558           15  17  6    69       STREET PIZZA (106)
-THROB 8982                   11   4  1    69       THUNDR + LITENING (22)
 SHEWISH CORSAIR 9237          8   5  0    69       SEA DOGS (224)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOFFA 9369                   14  21  0    63       ARROGANCE (347)
 STORK 9546                    9   8  1    63       BEAST MASTERS (567)
 MESHACH 9531                 11   8  1    61       SHEPHERDS (252)
 THE CALYPSO KID 1666          7   2  1    60       WIZARDGUARD (175)
 SPONGEBOB 9485                3   1  0    58       ERRATA (675)
 MANTIS 8553                  13  13  1    57       BEAST MASTERS (567)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CATAPHASIA 8780               5   1  0    54       SKA ROBOT ARMY (651)
 TOE PUPPET 9544               9   9  0    51       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
 ROBIN BANKS 9470              6   5  0    51       FUNKY FOLK (625)
 WALRUS 9548                   9   8  1    48       BEAST MASTERS (567)
 DEMENTIA 8788                 4   2  0    47       SKA ROBOT ARMY (651)
 SHEWISH WHALER 9272           9   7  0    45       SEA DOGS (224)
 CERRIDWEN 6775                6  17  1    44       THE DARK GODS (501)
 BOTHACH 9539                  8  10  0    38       BURN N' PILLAGE (218)
 EURYNOMOS 6778                7  14  0    37       THE DARK GODS (501)
 PAPA ROTZI 9551               4   4  1    37       FUNKY FOLK (625)
 FROO-FROO 9589                7   3  0    36       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BUMBLE BEE 9564               9   6  0    33       BEAST MASTERS (567)
 GARY 9483                     3   5  0    27       ERRATA (675)
-PHOTON 3292                   2   4  0    26       MAD SCIENTISTS (75)
-SAL MONELLA 9613              3   1  0    25       FUNKY FOLK (625)
 RUTH 9629                     2   0  0    25       SHEPHERDS (252)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHOCO BOBA BABY 9623          2   1  2    23       WIZARDGUARD (175)
 A'S SPECIAL BLEND 9575        4   8  0    20       SHEPHERDS (252)
-SQUIDWARD 9484                2   2  0    20       ERRATA (675)
 NULN 9557                     1  16  0    19       ARROGANCE (347)
 FLOTSAM 9594                  4   5  0    17       SEA DOGS (224)
-SUCKER PUNCH 8785             1   1  0    15       SKA ROBOT ARMY (651)
 LUCK OR FATE 9634             1   0  0    13       SHEPHERDS (252)
 FABULOUS MR FOX 9631          1   1  0    13       WIZARDGUARD (175)
-SCATHING 9553                 1   0  0     9       THUNDR + LITENING (22)
-BIKINI 9482                   0   1  0     7       ERRATA (675)
-MEPHISKAPHELES 8779           0   2  0     6       SKA ROBOT ARMY (651)
 SMACKLEDACKLE 9630            1   1  0     4       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
SOULTAKER 9558          7  9 0 ARROGANCE 347        STORK 9546            577   
PEZ 9471               11 15 0 BURN N' PILLAGE 218  DUERGAR 6777          576  JUST REVENGED
DAN 9512               10 10 0 SHEPHERDS 252        ARCHOR 6776           575  REVENGED
RUTH 9615               0  3 0 SHEPHERDS 252        CHOCO BOBA BABY 9623  576  JUST REVENGED
STUPID & STUBBOR 9622   1  1 0 SHEPHERDS 252        CHOCO BOBA BABY 9623  577  JUST REVENGED
HELEN HELLSTORM 9603    3  3 0 WIZARDGUARD 175      PAPA ROTZI 9551       576  REVENGED
WARG HANDLER 9520      11  8 0 WIZARDGUARD 175      THE LIFEGUARD 9480    578   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Dict Tater -- Ouch!  I'm getting desperate.  Time to do something unorthodox. --
Cerridwen

Toe Puppet -- Wow!  Teach me more.  That's worth another fight. -- Archor

Shewish Whaler -- Isn't whaling illegal? -- Duergar

Froo Froo -- That name is just so funny.  Ha. -- Eurynomos

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ADAM devastated CHOCO BOBA BABY in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud fight.
MESHACH was vanquished by ARCHOR in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud battle.
MIDNIGHT subdued JB BLAH in a 1 minute expert's Challenge fight.
WARG HANDLER was butchered by THE LIFEGUARD in a 3 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
THE CALYPSO KID savagely defeated SHEWISH WHALER in a 2 minute Challenge competition.
PAPA ROTZI was defeated by CATAPHASIA in a 1 minute Challenge struggle.
ROBIN BANKS overpowered CERRIDWEN in a popular 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
GARY slimly lost to EURYNOMOS in a action packed 2 minute Challenge melee.
FABULOUS MR FOX won victory over SMACKLEDACKLE in a 1 minute novice's Challenge duel.
RUTH vanquished NULN in a 5 minute gory one-sided Challenge duel.
BERCHTA beat GREAT WHITE in a popular 1 minute veteran's melee.
OAKLAND FU demolished DUERGAR in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched Title match.
SHEWISH CORSAIR demolished MANTIS in a popular 1 minute mismatched match.
DICK TATER handily defeated DEMENTIA in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
HOFFA outwaited WALRUS in a unpopular 13 minute bout.
TOE PUPPET lost to STORK in a exciting 1 minute fray.
SPONGEBOB devastated FROO-FROO in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
BOTHACH overpowered FLOTSAM in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
BUMBLE BEE outlasted A'S SPECIAL BLEND in a tiresome 16 minute bout.
LUCK OR FATE overpowered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  10         SLASHING ATTACK   24 -  15 -  1      62  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  7         LUNGING ATTACK    51 -  35 -  1      59  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         PARRY-STRIKE      10 -  10 -  1      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         STRIKING ATTACK   40 -  40 -  1      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         PARRY-RIPOSTE     16 -  21 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         WALL OF STEEL     10 -  14 -  2      42  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY       18 -  26 -  0      41  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         AIMED BLOW        13 -  19 -  0      41  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK    14 -  25 -  2      36  |

Turn 578 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    2 -  5         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     3 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  3         3  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     7 -  3     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  2     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  OAKLAND FU 9424            18  14  0  100 BURN N' PILLAGE (218)
PARRY-STRIKE     THE LIFEGUARD 9480         15  12  1   98 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
BASHING ATTACK   ADAM 9441                  16  15  2   88 SHEPHERDS (252)
SLASHING ATTACK  ARCHOR 6776                12  10  1   84 THE DARK GODS (501)
LUNGING ATTACK   DICK TATER 8675             4   0  0   74 FUNKY FOLK (625)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      DEMENTIA 8788               4   2  0   47 SKA ROBOT ARMY (651)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is OAKLAND FU 9424.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was THE LIFEGUARD 9480.  The ten other most popular fighters were THE CALYPSO KID 
1666, GARY 9483, EURYNOMOS 6778, SHEWISH CORSAIR 9237, WARG HANDLER 9520, ROBIN BANKS 
9470, OAKLAND FU 9424, RUTH 9629, DICK TATER 8675, and WALRUS 9548.

The least popular fighter this week was A'S SPECIAL BLEND 9575.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were BUMBLE BEE 9564, HOFFA 9369, NULN 9557, FLOTSAM 9594, FROO-FROO 
9589, DEMENTIA 8788, MANTIS 8553, DUERGAR 6777, CERRIDWEN 6775, and MESHACH 9531.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

OAKLAND FU (18-9424) BURN N' PILLAGE (218)

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

BERCHTA (18-6774) THE DARK GODS (501)