DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/12/2007    Duedate: 04/25/2007

ZUWAYZA ARENA

DM-19    TURN-558

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

HAWKINS
THE SIERRAS (393)
(19-4649) [14-2-1,134]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HAWKINS                        POSITION IS EMPTY
THE SIERRAS (393)              
(19-4649) [14-2-1,134]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BLOOD SPORTS                   VENENOSO
THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)     JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
(19-4926) [13-5-0,83]          (19-4959) [3-4-2,33]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)  44
2. TEAM CHAOS (422)            32      THE SIERRAS (393)
3. THE SIERRAS (393)           24      Unchartered Team
4. IDES OF MARCH (226)         20
5. WALI'S FINEST (419)         15      BLACKENED PRIDE (301)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0 THE SIERRAS (393)         75  34  3 68.8   1/ 1 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241) 10  5 0
 2/ 1 WALI'S FINEST (419)       38  22  0 63.3   2/ 3 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)     8  5 3
 3- 2 FUNKY FOLK (405)          90  68  5 57.0   3/ 2 WALI'S FINEST (419)       7  5 0
 4/ 3 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)    360 380 34 48.6   4/ 4 IDES OF MARCH (226)       7  6 1
 5/ 4 IDES OF MARCH (226)       31  34  1 47.7   5/ 6 TEAM CHAOS (422)          6  8 0
 6- 5 TAHAHN HAH (420)          31  38  2 44.9   6- 5 TAHAHN HAH (420)          3  7 0
 7/ 6 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241) 381 488 17 43.8   7/ 0 THE SIERRAS (393)         2  2 0
 8/ 7 TEAM CHAOS (422)          44  70  0 38.6   8- 7 FUNKY FOLK (405)          1  4 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

     "It's infamous!"  Ardane, spy reporter for Andorak, scowled and drew back his
arm to throw his goblet through the window at the crowd outside.  Then paused to
drain the contents before resuming the about-to-throw-it position.
     "Now, now, it isn't THAT bad."  Desiree of Darkholm, always the voice of sweet
reason at these meetings, laid a hand on his, smiled, and guided the goblet back to
the table.  "It's just a little mistake, you know."
     "Ha!"  Debby Tonte of Free Blades stabbed viciously into her drink with an
umbrella.  "That's easy for YOU to say.  The Delarquans aren't complaining."
     "Of course not."  Galen of Talahya looked faintly envious as she pulled a chunk
of pineapple out of her glass and began to nibble it.  "That's because the Delarquans
are THE Masters of Kung-Fu."
     "You think some managers are complaining," Olaf Modeen said, "you should hear
what the GLADIATORS are saying.  All these rumors about the Aimed Blows having
'special enhancements'..." he shook his head.  "I know it isn't true, you know it
isn't true, the top managers know it isn't true--"
     "Of course it isn't true!"  Ketchum, spy reporter for Crysalis, matched scowls
with Ardane and said, "If ANY one style was going to get a special enhancement, it
should be--"
     "Not now, Ketch," Olaf said.  "Nobody gets, nobody has gotten, nobody WILL get,
special enhancements.  That's always been the rule, and we all know how the Greywand
hates changes.  The real problem--"
     "Try telling that to some of the managers," Debby muttered, peering into her
glass for more fruit.  "They don't want to hear it.  Every time I turn around, some
manager is claiming that someone got a special change and, you know, HE didn't and
it's all unfair."
     "The REAL problem," Olaf said firmly, over-riding her voice, "is explaining to
all the second-rate Aimed Blows why they haven't received any of these 'special
enhancements' they keep hearing about."
     "There aren't any special enhancements," Ardane growled.  "None.  Just managers
who noticed that the Kung-Fu Master is a lot more dangerous than anyone expected, and
have put YEARS into the study of Kung-Fu and learned how to really USE it for their
own gladiators."
     "Saved a lot on weapons, too," Ketchum murmured.
     "But people keep complaining," Debby Tonte said.  She fished one last piece of
fruit out of her glass and stared at it dubiously.
     "There WERE no special enhancements," Olaf said.  "There ARE no special
enhancements.  There WILL BE no special enhancements.  It's all a matter of deep
study and skilled management."
     "Like anyone's going to believe that!"
     "They have no choice," Ketchum said.  "If no 'special enhancements' were given
out, then none can be taken back.  It is the way it is.  What's the point in
complaining because the sun rises in the east?"

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

It has been a long time since Caesar has been active here in Zuwayza.  It was also
purely coincidental that we returned on the Ides of March!  Perhaps an omen of sorts?
Regardless, it is nice to be back here and we will do what we can to help contribute
to the arena in terms of participation.  The teams have certainly dwindled since the
days of Julius.  He is now in Primus and doing his best to maintain a decent record.
Not an easy place to win....

Aurora, that was certainly interesting.  I liked the learns better on our first
encounter.  Regardless, you can have the title back this turn.  I'm sitting this one
out to keep my FE at 10 fights and ensure a berth in the Initiates Tournament.

Jaguar Warriors, we will be Bloodfeuding in the near future.  Brutus was a very good
Total Parry design.  Why is it that all of the good ones are killed so easily while
the crap never seems to die?

Anyway, best of luck to all in the upcoming tourney.  I will be back after that
event.

Hail Zuwayza!

Dardanius, Inactive Duelmaster
Ides of March (226)

                                      SPY REPORT

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS had cause to celebrate, after BLOOD SPORTS got 19 
points by beating KHALHUMS DWARF.  HIDEKI HAO certainly had a baffled expression on 
his face, after losing to AURORA and losing 5 points in the process!  Can you believe 
it?  DARDANIUS apparently has better things to do as ZUWAYZA's Duelmaster than show 
up and fight!  In ZUWAYZA, nothing is permanent (except Death), and we find ourselves 
a new Duelmaster, HAWKINS.  Word has it one team in ZUWAYZA is using psychics to 
predict wins.  They lead a charmed life!   
     A Zenmaster once told me, 'Does not the spinning wheel turn?  And do not the 
little birds cry out?'  Any ideas?  Like the noble eagle soaring amongst the 
mountaintops, so stand the warriors of IDES OF MARCH, alone and unchallenged.  As a 
woman of good breeding scorns the "warriors" of JAGUAR WARRIORS, so did that sorry 
team shy from IDES OF MARCH Is it charming personality?  Conversational abilities?  
Good oral hygiene?  Whatever it is, BLOOD SPORTS is the most challenged warrior.  
Willing to win at any cost is METELLUS, who challenged TRITON, 8 points junior.  Our 
sympathies, TRITON!  I thought METELLUS showed great skill and promise when he beat 
TRITON.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Like the wind whispering among the pines, do hearest I many disquieting rumors.  
More than one waitress at The Drunken Ox was spilling more drinks than usual last 
week, as JASMINE's early demise became known.  What will WALI'S FINEST do???  Never 
one to advocate diplomacy and restraint, I was pleased to see TEAM CHAOS retaliate 
against JAGUAR WARRIORS in bloodfeud!  Questions are being raised about the disposing 
of severed body parts in the arena.  A certain tavern in ZUWAYZA would I avoid!   
     Do not think spyreporting in ZUWAYZA is the highlight of my life.  More 
important duties call me.  Like a mixed metaphor, and an overtaxed simile, I now bid 
ZUWAYZA farewell-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAWKINS 4649                 14   2  1   134       THE SIERRAS (393)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MURPHY 4703                  17   6  2   117       THE SIERRAS (393)
-DARDANIUS 2683                7   3  0   106       IDES OF MARCH (226)
 AURORA 4950                  16   7  0    91       TEAM CHAOS (422)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLOOD SPORTS 4926            13   5  0    83       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 NIFTY NICKEL 4941             9   7  1    78       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FLAVIUS VALERIUS 4948         9  10  0    65       TEAM CHAOS (422)
 HIDEKI HAO 4874              15  11  2    62       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
 WHITE CHOCOATE 4923          12   1  0    57       WALI'S FINEST (419)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOT ROD II 4961               6   4  1    55       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 MATARSE FURY 4880            11  13  2    54       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
-ONG-BAK 4928                  9   5  1    51       TAHAHN HAH (420)
 FLIGHT JOURNAL 4907           8  12  0    43       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 JEWEL 4924                    7   6  0    42       WALI'S FINEST (419)
-TIPPY 4943                    8   4  0    40       TAHAHN HAH (420)
 CARAMEL 4921                  7   7  0    40       WALI'S FINEST (419)
-FINESSE 4930                  6   8  1    35       TAHAHN HAH (420)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TIMES 4908                    7  13  0    34       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VENENOSO 4959                 3   4  2    33       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
-PETE MOSS 4968                4   0  1    25       FUNKY FOLK (405)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PUBLIUS 4994                  3   0  0    22       IDES OF MARCH (226)
 SOLSTICE 4998                 2   0  0    22       TEAM CHAOS (422)
 FREGADERA 4976                3   1  0    20       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
 METELLUS 4995                 2   1  0    20       IDES OF MARCH (226)
 RED LAKE 4834                 3   3  0    13       THE SIERRAS (393)
-JAKRAPONG 4979                3   1  0    11       TAHAHN HAH (420)
 RECHONCHO 4977                2   2  1    11       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
-TEERAPONG 4958                1   8  0    11       TAHAHN HAH (420)
 TRITON 4980                   0   5  0     5       TEAM CHAOS (422)
 ARIEL 5005                    0   1  0     1       TEAM CHAOS (422)
-CANDY KANE 4997               0   1  0     1       FUNKY FOLK (405)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
HUGH MANN 4964         1  1 0 FUNKY FOLK 405        FINESSE 4930          554 NOT REVE
TODD LERZ 4993         0  1 0 FUNKY FOLK 405        BRUTUS 4955           556 NONE    
SMUGGLER 5003          0  1 0 IDES OF MARCH 226     BANDIT PRINCE 385     558 NONE    
BRUTUS 4955            2  2 1 IDES OF MARCH 226     VENENOSO 4959         557         
MUD 4910               1  2 0 THE SIERRAS 393       ARENAMASTER XHURG 383 558 NONE    
MARIUS VALERIUS 4975   1  4 0 TEAM CHAOS 422        RECHONCHO 4977        557 JUST REV
HEATHER 4974           1  1 0 WALI'S FINEST 419     HIGH ELF 379          558 NONE    
JASMINE 4973           3  1 0 WALI'S FINEST 419     VENENOSO 4959         558         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

I have investigated this "Ambitious Guard," and I find him wholly weak and worthless!
His ambition is to redesign the UNIFORM of the city's guards!  He went on and on
about this, I was very nearly forced to take his life in order to stop his tongue.
In fact, I would have done so, but the cursed arenamaster stepped in and prevented
this.  He--neither of them--have any appreciation for... Blood Sports

The Captured Orc was GIVEN to me, which makes him MINE, yes?  No one took out any ads
seeking the recovery of a strayed orc, after all.  HE FOLLOWED ME HOME.  If that
doesn't make him mine, to do with as I please, what DOES?  And it isn't like I was
trying to force him into some demeaning, immoral profession, I just sent him out to
distribute my handy fliers.  Where is the harm in this?  Why is everyone at the
Commission office upset?  I don't understand this at all. -- Nifty Nickel

White Chocolate -- Ah, you lovely, delicate flower of femininity!  It gave me an
AMAZING amount of pleasure to drive you around the city in my finest carriage, and
this despite the fact that you spurned my every approach, my least touch, refused
each innuendo and veiled suggestion....  (sigh)  Nothing can explain it.  It must be
love. -- Hot Rod II

Ong-Bak -- I will not do it!  It would be an offense against all Men of the Week for
the past decades of my operation to make a...an ape-like thing such as yourself into
the current Man of the Week. -- Times
P.S.  Not however much you hit me.  Never.
P.P.S.  Besides, you're not a man at all, you're a dwarf, so it's REALLY wrong.

Caramel -- Deliciously tasty, but so quickly finished!  I am dismayed.  I wanted
something that could stay with me for as long as it took.  What if I'd been flying
the Atlantic (whatever that is, but it's one of the stock comments of my trade)? --
Flight Journal

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MUD was butchered by ARENAMASTER XHURGJ in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
HEATHER was viciously butchered by HIGH ELF in a 2 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
SMUGGLER was easily killed by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
SOLSTICE defeated RECHONCHO in a 2 minute amateur's Bloodfeud duel.
MATARSE FURY was devastated by FLAVIUS VALERIUS in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
VENENOSO viciously butchered JASMINE in a action packed 4 minute gory Challenge brawl.
METELLUS devastated TRITON in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
HAWKINS handily defeated VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute uneven Title fight.
MURPHY vanquished VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute gruesome uneven duel.
HIDEKI HAO was overpowered by AURORA in a popular 1 minute uneven duel.
BLOOD SPORTS savagely defeated KHALHUMS DWARF in a action packed 3 minute gory match.
NIFTY NICKEL overpowered CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute one-sided match.
FLIGHT JOURNAL was unbelievably bested by WHITE CHOCOATE in a 3 minute conflict.
HOT ROD II viciously subdued JEWEL in a exciting 3 minute bloody battle.
CARAMEL overpowered TIMES in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
RED LAKE was defeated by PUBLIUS in a popular 3 minute bloody duel.
FREGADERA vanquished ARIEL 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                   6         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         WALL OF STEEL      8 -   4 -  0      67  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         TOTAL PARRY       20 -  16 -  1      56  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         LUNGING ATTACK    37 -  32 -  3      54  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         SLASHING ATTACK   22 -  25 -  1      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         BASHING ATTACK    13 -  18 -  1      42  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -  16 -  2      41  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -  17 -  1      37  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   5 -  0      29  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         AIMED BLOW         0 -   7 -  0       0  |

Turn 558 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  HAWKINS 4649               14   2  1  134 THE SIERRAS (393)
STRIKING ATTACK  MURPHY 4703                17   6  2  117 THE SIERRAS (393)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    BLOOD SPORTS 4926          13   5  0   83 THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
BASHING ATTACK   NIFTY NICKEL 4941           9   7  1   78 THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
TOTAL PARRY      WHITE CHOCOATE 4923        12   1  0   57 WALI'S FINEST (419)
LUNGING ATTACK   HOT ROD II 4961             6   4  1   55 THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
WALL OF STEEL    JEWEL 4924                  7   6  0   42 WALI'S FINEST (419)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BLOOD SPORTS 4926.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was VENENOSO 4959.  The ten other most popular fighters were BLOOD SPORTS 4926, 
HOT ROD II 4961, RED LAKE 4834, FLIGHT JOURNAL 4907, SOLSTICE 4998, FLAVIUS VALERIUS 
4948, MURPHY 4703, AURORA 4950, JEWEL 4924, and PUBLIUS 4994.

The least popular fighter this week was ARIEL 5005.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were TIMES 4908, TRITON 4980, JASMINE 4973, SMUGGLER 5003, HEATHER 4974, MUD 
4910, FREGADERA 4976, HIDEKI HAO 4874, METELLUS 4995, and MATARSE FURY 4880.

               NEW TEAMS IN THE TEMPORARY TOURNAMENT ARENAS (DM 81/83)

Please note that all new teams created at the Face-to-Face were temporarily placed 
in a temporary Tournament Arena, DM 81 or DM 83.  If you requested that your team be 
placed in a specific arena, it has already transferred to that arena.  Any teams not 
transferred out of DM 81 and DM 83 by May 1 will be deleted.  If you have questions 
about any of your teams, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI