DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/26/2007    Duedate: 05/09/2007

ZUWAYZA ARENA

DM-19    TURN-559

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DARDANIUS
IDES OF MARCH (226)
(19-2683) [8-3-0,108]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DARDANIUS                      GIMME SOME SUGAR
IDES OF MARCH (226)            ARMY OF DARKNESS (421)
(19-2683) [8-3-0,108]          (19-4936) [5-1-0,46]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BLOOD SPORTS                   GIMME SOME SUGAR
THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)     ARMY OF DARKNESS (421)
(19-4926) [14-5-0,95]          (19-4936) [5-1-0,46]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

IDES OF MARCH (226)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. TEAM CHAOS (422)            41
2. IDES OF MARCH (226)         40      WALI'S FINEST (419)
3. ARMY OF DARKNESS (421)      13      Unchartered Team
4. JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)       10
5. THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)   4      ARMY OF DARKNESS (421)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*ARMY OF DARKNESS (421)     6   1  0 85.7   1/ 4 IDES OF MARCH (226)       9  4 2
 2- 1 THE SIERRAS (393)         75  34  3 68.8   2/ 5 TEAM CHAOS (422)          8  7 0
 3/ 2 WALI'S FINEST (419)       38  25  0 60.3   3/ 1 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241)  8  7 0
 4- 3 FUNKY FOLK (405)          90  68  5 57.0   4/ 2 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)     6  7 3
 5/ 5 IDES OF MARCH (226)       35  35  3 50.0   5/ 3 WALI'S FINEST (419)       5  7 0
 6/ 4 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)    361 384 34 48.5   6- 7 THE SIERRAS (393)         2  2 0
 7- 6 TAHAHN HAH (420)          31  38  2 44.9   7/ 0*ARMY OF DARKNESS (421)    1  0 0
 8/ 7 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241) 383 491 17 43.8   8- 6 TAHAHN HAH (420)          1  4 0
 9/ 8 TEAM CHAOS (422)          47  72  0 39.5   9- 8 FUNKY FOLK (405)          0  3 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 of ZUWAYZA.  Allow this humble servant Novgorodny Vir to 
give you a respite from the fights in the form of this Spyreport.  Nothing is certain 
in ZUWAYZA, with changing loyalties, changing Duelmasters.  Write this down:  new top 
team--IDES OF MARCH.  What's a move up by 3 you ask?  (alright, maybe you didn't ask) 
Cause for celebration, according to IDES OF MARCH.  Practice pays for TIBERIUS, who 
pummelled CONVICTED THIEF, to pocket 14 points.  Win some, lose some.  Speaking of 
which, MATARSE FURY was winsome, after beating HOT ROD II and seeing him lose 11 
points.  A certain someone saw HAWKINS at The Drunken Ox with the shakes, and now he 
fails to show up to defend his throne.  What a pathetic slob!  In ZUWAYZA, nothing is 
permanent (except Death), and we find ourselves a new Duelmaster, DARDANIUS.  So 
who's the team that's been walking into taverns last week and ordering milk?  Sounds 
like a PR stunt to me.   
     My mother wished me to avoid conflict, and seek the gentle trade of Spyreporter. 
But warriors aren't supposed to avoid fights!  Like a horde of jackals fleeing from 
the lion, so did the "warriors" in ZUWAYZA avoid TEAM CHAOS.  Like a pup with its 
tail between its legs, IDES OF MARCH scurried away from TEAM CHAOS.  Oh, the shame!  
If challenges were horses, TIMES could open up a fast food joint!   
     Like the wind whispering among the pines, do hearest I many disquieting rumors.  
Justice was served as DARDANIUS fought VENENOSO in bloodfeud.  Well done, IDES OF 
MARCH!  Ask not for whom the sword slashes; it slashes for thee.   
     All good things must come to an end.  As the seasons change, and the creatures 
of the wild change also, so do I feel a yearning to leave this place.  Like a mixed 
metaphor, and an overtaxed simile, I now bid ZUWAYZA farewell-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DARDANIUS 2683                8   3  0   108       IDES OF MARCH (226)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HAWKINS 4649                 14   2  1   134       THE SIERRAS (393)
-MURPHY 4703                  17   6  2   117       THE SIERRAS (393)
 AURORA 4950                  17   7  0    99       TEAM CHAOS (422)
 BLOOD SPORTS 4926            14   5  0    95       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FLAVIUS VALERIUS 4948        10  10  0    76       TEAM CHAOS (422)
 NIFTY NICKEL 4941             9   8  1    74       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MATARSE FURY 4880            12  13  2    66       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
 HIDEKI HAO 4874              15  12  2    59       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHITE CHOCOATE 4923          12   2  0    56       WALI'S FINEST (419)
-ONG-BAK 4928                  9   5  1    51       TAHAHN HAH (420)
 TIMES 4908                    8  13  0    47       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 GIMME SOME SUGAR 4936         5   1  0    46       ARMY OF DARKNESS (421)
 HOT ROD II 4961               6   5  1    44       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
-TIPPY 4943                    8   4  0    40       TAHAHN HAH (420)
 JEWEL 4924                    7   7  0    38       WALI'S FINEST (419)
 FLIGHT JOURNAL 4907           8  13  0    37       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 CARAMEL 4921                  7   8  0    35       WALI'S FINEST (419)
-FINESSE 4930                  6   8  1    35       TAHAHN HAH (420)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VENENOSO 4959                 3   5  2    33       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
 SOLSTICE 4998                 3   0  0    28       TEAM CHAOS (422)
 METELLUS 4995                 3   1  1    27       IDES OF MARCH (226)
-PETE MOSS 4968                4   0  1    25       FUNKY FOLK (405)
 PUBLIUS 4994                  4   0  0    24       IDES OF MARCH (226)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FREGADERA 4976                3   2  0    18       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
 RECHONCHO 4977                2   3  1    14       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
 TIBERIUS 5002                 1   0  1    14       IDES OF MARCH (226)
-RED LAKE 4834                 3   3  0    13       THE SIERRAS (393)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JAKRAPONG 4979                3   1  0    11       TAHAHN HAH (420)
-TEERAPONG 4958                1   8  0    11       TAHAHN HAH (420)
-HAIL TOTHE KING 4935          1   0  0     6       ARMY OF DARKNESS (421)
-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?
CONVICTED THIEF 361    0  1 0   1                   METELLUS 4995         559 NONE    
CONVICTED THIEF 361    0  1 0   1                   TIBERIUS 5002         559 NONE    
COW CHIP 5008          0  1 0 IDES OF MARCH 226     ARENAMASTER XHURG 383 559 NONE    
BRUTUS 4955            2  2 1 IDES OF MARCH 226     VENENOSO 4959         557 JUST REV
TRITON 4980            0  6 0 TEAM CHAOS 422        ARENAMASTER XHURG 383 559 NONE    
ARIEL 5005             0  2 0 TEAM CHAOS 422        NOACHIAN 387          559 NONE    
MARIUS VALERIUS 4975   1  4 0 TEAM CHAOS 422        RECHONCHO 4977        557 REVENGED
JASMINE 4973           3  1 0 WALI'S FINEST 419     VENENOSO 4959         558         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

I have been picked on enough by all you bullies down challenging me.  Can't a guy
without a win get a break.  Geez...my cuts haven't even healed yet.  Well I won't
stand for it anymore.  I'm going where none of ya's can hurt me no more. -- Triton

See what you all did to Triton!  You pushed him to where there's no coming back.
Real nice...picking on him like that.  Poor, poor little Triton...he showed such
promise in practice.  Too bad he was only as tough as a wet tissue.  Guess your just
gonna have to find someone else to pick on. -- Aurora (Dean of Team Chaos)

Ah, the Khalhums Dwarf!  I like fighting dwarves, they're such fun to kick through
the goal posts, er, the gate to the Infirmary.  I love to hear them wail as they
carom off the walls. -- Blood Sports

I do not take ads from Assassins seeking work.  I do not take ads from people seeking
Assassins to do work.  You may all think I'm low class, but I have my standards. --
Nifty Nickel

White Chocolate -- I, er, thought you were a cloud, tried to go to instrument flight
conditions, and completely lost control, pinwheeling into the ground, ah, the sand.
Most unpleasant, and there wasn't even much flavor to console me. -- Flight Journal,
sorely disappointed and just plain sore

Jewel -- Ah, another delicate flower of femininity!  Amazing how many of them I see
here in the arena, but you are undoubtedly a pearl among them.  I would be delighted
to showcase you in my latest carriage, and dashing vehicle sporting the latest
development in bug shields and Horizontal Zebras, which are, as the initiates know,
horses with racing stripes. -- Hot Rod

Caramel -- Delicious, truly delicious.  I would be glad to make you Man of the Week
save for the insuperable objection that you are NOT a man. -- Times
P.S.  If we ever get Vogue or something of that sort onto this team, perhaps they
would feature you.

20 April 2007
All -- I've been...out of circulation for the last couple of months, and my lists
are not up to date.  If you've announced a manager name, a new alliance, or changed
a manager name or alliance since the middle of February, let me know in the ads, via
diplo, or in an e-mail (Sue (at) solberg-mathews (dot) com).  For that matter, if
you just want to make sure I've got things right, you can always do the same. -- The
Saint, keeper of lists

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

TRITON was butchered by ARENAMASTER XHURGJ in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
ARIEL was butchered by NOACHIAN in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
COW CHIP was murdered by ARENAMASTER XHURGJ in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
DARDANIUS demolished VENENOSO in a 1 minute bloody uneven Bloodfeud Title fight.
HIDEKI HAO was devastated by FLAVIUS VALERIUS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
MATARSE FURY demolished HOT ROD II in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
SOLSTICE slimly won victory over FREGADERA in a 2 minute bloody Challenge fight.
AURORA overpowered NIFTY NICKEL in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
BLOOD SPORTS overpowered WHITE CHOCOATE in a action packed 2 minute uneven melee.
FLIGHT JOURNAL was viciously subdued by GIMME SOME SUGAR in a 4 minute fight.
TIMES overpowered CARAMEL in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
JEWEL was handily defeated by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
METELLUS murdered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute mismatched match.
RECHONCHO was overcome by PUBLIUS in a 2 minute contest.
TIBERIUS murdered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute mismatched match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         WALL OF STEEL      8 -   4 -  0      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         TOTAL PARRY       19 -  17 -  1      53  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         LUNGING ATTACK    35 -  33 -  3      51  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         BASHING ATTACK    14 -  17 -  1      45  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         SLASHING ATTACK   20 -  26 -  1      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -  16 -  3      43  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     11 -  15 -  1      42  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         AIMED BLOW         0 -   6 -  0       0  |

Turn 559 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-LUNGE        1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  2         2  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         2  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  3     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  2     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  2     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  DARDANIUS 2683              8   3  0  108 IDES OF MARCH (226)
SLASHING ATTACK  AURORA 4950                17   7  0   99 TEAM CHAOS (422)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    BLOOD SPORTS 4926          14   5  0   95 THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
BASHING ATTACK   NIFTY NICKEL 4941           9   8  1   74 THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
TOTAL PARRY      WHITE CHOCOATE 4923        12   2  0   56 WALI'S FINEST (419)
LUNGING ATTACK   HOT ROD II 4961             6   5  1   44 THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
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 GIMME SOME SUGAR 4936.  The ten other most popular fighters were BLOOD 
SPORTS 4926, FLIGHT JOURNAL 4907, SOLSTICE 4998, RECHONCHO 4977, DARDANIUS 2683, 
MATARSE FURY 4880, FREGADERA 4976, FLAVIUS VALERIUS 4948, TIMES 4908, and PUBLIUS 
4994.

The least popular fighter this week was JEWEL 4924.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were CARAMEL 4921, NIFTY NICKEL 4941, HOT ROD II 4961, HIDEKI HAO 4874, 
VENENOSO 4959, COW CHIP 5008, ARIEL 5005, TRITON 4980, TIBERIUS 5002, and METELLUS 
4995.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

HAWKINS (19-4649) THE SIERRAS (393)