DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/10/2007    Duedate: 05/23/2007

ZUWAYZA ARENA

DM-19    TURN-560

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DARDANIUS
IDES OF MARCH (226)
(19-2683) [9-3-0,122]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DARDANIUS                      GIMME SOME SUGAR
IDES OF MARCH (226)            ARMY OF DARKNESS (421)
(19-2683) [9-3-0,122]          (19-4936) [6-1-0,54]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BLOOD SPORTS                   GIMME SOME SUGAR
THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)     ARMY OF DARKNESS (421)
(19-4926) [14-6-0,88]          (19-4936) [6-1-0,54]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

TEAM CHAOS (422)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. TAHAHN HAH (420)            49
2. IDES OF MARCH (226)         48      IDES OF MARCH (226)
3. TEAM CHAOS (422)            27      Unchartered Team
4. JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)       27
5. ARMY OF DARKNESS (421)       8      ARMY OF DARKNESS (421)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*ARMY OF DARKNESS (421)     7   1  0 87.5   1/ 2 TEAM CHAOS (422)         10  5 0
 2- 2 THE SIERRAS (393)         75  34  3 68.8   2/ 1 IDES OF MARCH (226)       9  4 2
 3- 3 WALI'S FINEST (419)       38  25  0 60.3   3/ 3 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241)  6  9 0
 4/ 5 IDES OF MARCH (226)       38  37  3 50.7   4/ 4 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)     5  9 1
 5/ 6 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)    363 386 34 48.5   5/ 8 TAHAHN HAH (420)          4  1 0
 6/ 7 TAHAHN HAH (420)          35  39  2 47.3   6/ 7*ARMY OF DARKNESS (421)    2  0 0
 7/ 0 ANARCHY (342)            161 204 22 44.1   7- 6 THE SIERRAS (393)         2  2 0
 8/ 8 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241) 384 495 17 43.7   8- 5 WALI'S FINEST (419)       2  6 0
 9/ 9 TEAM CHAOS (422)          51  73  0 41.1   9/ 0 ANARCHY (342)             0  3 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.

Hail Warriors of Zuwayza!  I have returned from the recent tournament as a Tournament
Victor for our fine city!  And after a massive bloodfeud down challenge, I somehow
manage to become Duelmaster in the process....  A great turn for us all the way
around.  Free fights, the title, a bloodfeud, 2 NPC kills and our team record
breaking into 50% territory.  The only downside, a dismal replacement roll-up from
the Dark Arena.  But hey, you can't have everything!

This turns T.V. challenge goes out to Blood Sports.  I'm still thinking that Aurora
can beat me, so I will avoid there as well as these Sierra guys in case they return.
They have some nice win/loss records...  Get off to AD already alright so things go
easy for me up here!!!

Again, it's nice to be back in our fair city.  Caesar plans on running full time here
for the foreseeable future.  Looks like some good teams here and a solid little
arena.  Welcome to the Army of Darkness.  Hope to see you stick around and expand
upon your team.

Until next time...if there is one...I remain...

Dardanius, Duelmaster
Ides of March (226)

                                      SPY REPORT

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  IDES OF MARCH?  Who?  TEAM CHAOS is the top team these days, buddies!  
What's a move up by 3 you ask?  (alright, maybe you didn't ask)  Cause for 
celebration, according to TAHAHN HAH.  Good things come to those who fight well, as 
TEAM CHAOS can attest, moving up by 1.  Practice pays for PUBLIUS, who pummelled 
TIMES, to pocket 20 points.  A certain someone should cut down on the drinking and 
practice more, after losing 17 points to HIDEKI HAO.  (Discrete enough, NIFTY 
NICKEL?) Duelmaster DARDANIUS from IDES OF MARCH is going for the gold, as he TV 
challenged THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS' BLOOD SPORTS.  Ooh, the excitement!  DARDANIUS 
successfully staved off a grab for the roses by BLOOD SPORTS of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS. 
Does ZUWAYZA have no one talented enough to dethrone him?  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?  Perhaps the warriors of TEAM CHAOS should take up 
some hobbies, as they are the most avoided team...  The warriors of TEAM CHAOS found 
their efforts at combat frustrated as IDES OF MARCH apparently had more important 
things to do than fight.  Everyone is famous for fifteen minutes, and BLOOD SPORTS is 
it right now.  Most challenged warrior.  Isn't THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS proud!   
     The moving sword slashes, and having slashed, moves on...  Questions are being 
raised about the disposing of severed body parts in the arena.  A certain tavern in 
ZUWAYZA would I avoid!   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  More important duties call me.  ZUWAYZA, I leave 
you now.  The Duelmaster has agreed to foot my bill at The Drunken Ox.  'Til next 
time-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DARDANIUS 2683                9   3  0   122       IDES OF MARCH (226)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MURPHY 4703                  17   6  2   117       THE SIERRAS (393)
 AURORA 4950                  18   7  0   101       TEAM CHAOS (422)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLOOD SPORTS 4926            14   6  0    88       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 FLAVIUS VALERIUS 4948        11  10  0    87       TEAM CHAOS (422)
 HIDEKI HAO 4874              16  12  2    78       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GULF COAST D 4789             6   3  0    74       ANARCHY (342)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ONG-BAK 4928                 10   5  1    66       TAHAHN HAH (420)
 MATARSE FURY 4880            12  14  2    58       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
 NIFTY NICKEL 4941             9   9  1    57       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WHITE CHOCOATE 4923          12   2  0    56       WALI'S FINEST (419)
 FINESSE 4930                  7   8  1    54       TAHAHN HAH (420)
 GIMME SOME SUGAR 4936         6   1  0    54       ARMY OF DARKNESS (421)
 TIPPY 4943                    9   4  0    45       TAHAHN HAH (420)
 HOT ROD II 4961               6   6  1    44       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 PUBLIUS 4994                  5   0  0    44       IDES OF MARCH (226)
 FLIGHT JOURNAL 4907           9  13  0    40       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 TIMES 4908                    8  14  0    38       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
-JEWEL 4924                    7   7  0    38       WALI'S FINEST (419)
-CARAMEL 4921                  7   8  0    35       WALI'S FINEST (419)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FREGADERA 4976                4   2  0    33       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
-VENENOSO 4959                 3   5  2    33       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
 METELLUS 4995                 3   2  1    25       IDES OF MARCH (226)
 TIBERIUS 5002                 2   0  1    25       IDES OF MARCH (226)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TEERAPONG 4958                2   8  0    21       TAHAHN HAH (420)
 SOLSTICE 4998                 3   1  0    16       TEAM CHAOS (422)
 RECHONCHO 4977                2   4  1    15       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
-RED LAKE 4834                 3   3  0    13       THE SIERRAS (393)
 TYCHO THERON 5009             1   0  0    13       TEAM CHAOS (422)
 EKA THANATOS 5010             1   0  0    13       TEAM CHAOS (422)
 JAKRAPONG 4979                3   2  0    11       TAHAHN HAH (420)
-HAIL TOTHE KING 4935          1   0  0     6       ARMY OF DARKNESS (421)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
DOS 5011               0  1 0 ANARCHY 342           SHEWISH GIANT 381     560 NONE    
UNO 5012               0  1 0 ANARCHY 342           NOACHIAN 387          560 NONE    
SLOPPY POOPY 5013      0  1 0 IDES OF MARCH 226     BLACK ORC 380         560 NONE    
BRUTUS 4955            2  2 1 IDES OF MARCH 226     VENENOSO 4959         557 REVENGED
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

Flavius Valerius -- Nicely done.  You are a worthy opponent. -- Hideki Hao

Hot Rod II -- Not as good as Hot Rod I.  What are you missing? -- Matarse Fury

Dardanius -- Hope you got that out of your system because you are not getting another
chance. -- Venenoso

Soltice -- How did you survive that first minute?  You should be dead. -- Fregadera

Publius -- That was my mistake.  Next time I'll be ready for you. -- Rechoncho

Matarse Fury -- Well, drat.  I was licked before we started that fight, because I
couldn't help remembering what a stunning vision you were AHEAD of me in the chariot
race.  Darn. -- Hot Rod
P.S.  And you're a stunning vision on the sands, too.

Aurora -- I was all set to take your ad when this rather chaotically colored light
blinded me.  It was, you understand, very beautiful and all that, but it was also a
darned nuisance when it came to noting down the terms of your ad.  So if there are
errors in transcription, well, they aren't MY fault. -- Nifty Nickel

White Chocolate -- Too bland.  You need red spots, like blood. -- Blood Sports
P.S.  Perhaps, what do they call them?  Cinnamon imperials?  When I was a kid, they
were redhots.

Gimme Some Sugar -- Demanding runt, aren't you?  Well, it serves you RIGHT if I
crashed onto your stupid land carriage. -- Flight Journal

Caramel -- Your suggestion that you, er, suborn the Editor In Chief was, ah, how can
I say this?  It was...too sticky for our office.  We like to keep things crisp. --
Times
P.S.  But Jorja has promised me that the next recruit WILL BE Vogue, and she will
have a feature article on you.

Our congratulations to Hawkins. -- the Magnificent Mags

Hawkins -- Who are you?  Why haven't we seen you? -- Hot Rod

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

DOS was butchered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
UNO was butchered by NOACHIAN in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
SLOPPY POOPY was easily killed by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena match.
DARDANIUS vanquished BLOOD SPORTS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title brawl.
HIDEKI HAO overpowered NIFTY NICKEL in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
GIMME SOME SUGAR viciously subdued HOT ROD II in a 5 minute Challenge brawl.
FREGADERA devastated SOLSTICE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
AURORA overcame M. CHARDINEE in a 2 minute gruesome fight.
FLAVIUS VALERIUS won victory over GULF COAST D in a 1 minute expert's duel.
MATARSE FURY was overpowered by ONG-BAK in a popular 1 minute uneven duel.
FLIGHT JOURNAL defeated METELLUS in a 1 minute match.
TIMES slimly lost to PUBLIUS in a popular 3 minute brutal bout.
FINESSE demolished DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute bloody mismatched competition.
TIPPY savagely defeated FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute master vs. novice match.
RECHONCHO was savagely defeated by TEERAPONG in a popular 2 minute bloody duel.
TIBERIUS vanquished JAKRAPONG in a 1 minute bloody one-sided fray.
EKA THANATOS devastated CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
TYCHO THERON overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   8         WALL OF STEEL      8 -   6 -  0      57  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         LUNGING ATTACK    38 -  33 -  3      54  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         TOTAL PARRY       20 -  18 -  1      53  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -  17 -  3      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         BASHING ATTACK    15 -  17 -  1      47  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK   19 -  24 -  1      44  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     11 -  15 -  1      42  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   5 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         AIMED BLOW         0 -   6 -  0       0  |

Turn 560 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  DARDANIUS 2683              9   3  0  122 IDES OF MARCH (226)
SLASHING ATTACK  AURORA 4950                18   7  0  101 TEAM CHAOS (422)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    BLOOD SPORTS 4926          14   6  0   88 THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
LUNGING ATTACK   FLAVIUS VALERIUS 4948      11  10  0   87 TEAM CHAOS (422)
BASHING ATTACK   HIDEKI HAO 4874            16  12  2   78 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
AIMED BLOW       GULF COAST D 4789           6   3  0   74 ANARCHY (342)
TOTAL PARRY      GIMME SOME SUGAR 4936       6   1  0   54 ARMY OF DARKNESS (421)
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 HOT ROD II 
4961, TIMES 4908, PUBLIUS 4994, TEERAPONG 4958, AURORA 4950, ONG-BAK 4928, TIPPY 
4943, FINESSE 4930, TIBERIUS 5002, and DARDANIUS 2683.

The least popular fighter this week was JAKRAPONG 4979.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SOLSTICE 4998, NIFTY NICKEL 4941, BLOOD SPORTS 4926, SLOPPY POOPY 5013, 
UNO 5012, DOS 5011, EKA THANATOS 5010, RECHONCHO 4977, METELLUS 4995, and MATARSE 
FURY 4880.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

AURORA (19-4950) TEAM CHAOS (422)

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

HAWKINS (19-4649) THE SIERRAS (393)