DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/25/2007    Duedate: 05/08/2007

SUNSET ARENA

DM-21    TURN-559

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BULGAKOV
LITERATE LOONS (538)
(21-6244) [19-11-1,109]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BULGAKOV                       STARVATION
LITERATE LOONS (538)           FAMINE (560)
(21-6244) [19-11-1,109]        (21-6470) [2-4-0,28]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SHERWOOD                       MISASHI SAN
LITERATE LOONS (538)           KANO CLAN (106)
(21-6208) [14-21-0,75]         (21-6084) [6-5-0,27]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

NOMADIC TRIBE (160)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. D.R.I. (536)                50
2. LEGRAND'S CLONE BANK (563)  45      NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
3. LIGHT BRIGADE (549)         20      Unchartered Team
4. LITERATE LOONS (538)        17
5. FAMINE (560)                12LEGRAND'S CLONE BANK (563)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*CHAOS (561)               12   2  1 85.7   1/ 4 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)       8  7 1
 2- 2*PESTILENCE (558)          13   4  0 76.5   2/ 7 D.R.I. (536)              8  7 0
 3/ 0*LEGRAND'S CLONE BA (563)   3   1  0 75.0   3- 1 LAKOTA (362)              7  2 0
 4/ 3*FAMINE (560)              12   6  1 66.7   4/ 8 LITERATE LOONS (538)      7  8 0
 5- 4*DEATH'S DISCIPLES (559)   16  11  2 59.3   5- 3*CHAOS (561)               6  1 1
 6/ 5 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)       76  55  1 58.0   6- 2*DEATH'S DISCIPLES (559)   6  1 0
 7- 6 LAKOTA (362)             263 206 12 56.1   7/ 5 GRIM FANDANGO (454)       6  9 1
 8/ 7 D.R.I. (536)              97  78  7 55.4   8/14 LIGHT BRIGADE (549)       5  5 0
 9/ 8 GRIM FANDANGO (454)      367 318 10 53.6   9-10*PESTILENCE (558)          4  1 0
10/ 9 LIGHT BRIGADE (549)       39  36  0 52.0  10/ 6*FAMINE (560)              4  3 0
11/10 LITERATE LOONS (538)      82  93  5 46.9  11/ 0*LEGRAND'S CLONE BA (563)  3  1 0
12-11 PHILTHBALLS (554)         25  30  1 45.5  12/11 KANO CLAN (106)           2  5 0
13-12 NASTY MOB (456)          116 144 10 44.6  13-13*MEMORIES OF ICE (562)     1  1 0
14-13*HATE BREED (532)           3   4  0 42.9  14- 9 PHILTHBALLS (554)         1  9 0
15/14 KANO CLAN (106)          189 264 11 41.7  15-12 RAGING LORDS (552)        0  5 0
16-15 RAGING LORDS (552)        14  34  1 29.2  16-16 NASTY MOB (456)           0  2 0
17-16*MEMORIES OF ICE (562)      2   5  0 28.6  17-15*HATE BREED (532)          0  1 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
18-17 FORCED VENGEANCE (542)     6  18  0 25.0  18-17 FORCED VENGEANCE (542)    0  1 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.

     Personally the streak was at 26 fights.  For the team it was 121 fights and 70
wins.  Here we were, in the arena of death, and the Nomadic Tribe had not yet put
even a single opponent to death.  While others might consider this a disgrace, we
were never really concerned about it.  In fact, as the numbers began to grow it
became a point of pride.  The thought of reaching 100 wins with no kills
intrigued...but, alas, it was not meant to be.  It would appear that Aimed Blows
really are made to die.  The death of Bravos of Grim Fandango was not an intentional
one, but such things happen upon the sands.  I was not even aiming vitals, although I
have been known to do so.  And now, Grim Fandango must start from scratch--may the
RUGS treat them well!
     As I was preparing for this column, I considered how long it has been since I
first stepped onto the sands here in Sunset.  The team first arrived 17 years ago on
turn 122, when a scum by the name of Golden Buddha of Yellow Peril sat upon this
throne.  I arrived a bit later on turn 135, when the throne was held by Bone to Bone
of Dream Weavers.  Doc and his Avians were around even back then, filled with
Ostriches, Owls and Roadrunners.  Having returned to the arena 20+ turns ago, it has
been a pleasure to climb my way up the rankings.  The arena is a little smaller now,
but not much.  It is, however, quieter.
     May the sands treat you well!

-- Duelmaster Nerve Raker

                                      SPY REPORT

     Ready for some action-packed adventure, some thrills, chills and spills?  Well 
fergit it, cause this is the Spyreport for SUNSET.  Like, LAKOTA had to be so 
embarrassed when they got kicked off #1 spot by NOMADIC TRIBE!  Way to go NOMADIC 
TRIBE!  I don't wanna hurt anybody's feelings or anything, but PHILTHBALLS really 
goofed with their 0-0-0.  LIGHT BRIGADE like really fought hard to move up to 8th 
from 14th.  Way to go!  One team deserves special mention 'cause they moved up 5 
after going 5-0-0.  Keep it up, D.R.I.!  I just can't say enough good things about 
LEGRAND'S CLONE BANK.  They went 3-1-0 their first time, don't slouch, and they've 
got good oral hygiene!  MVP award for CROUCHING HAMSTER?  D.R.I.'s proud of him after 
beating DR. DREAM and getting 18 points.  Talk about yer big time losers!  DR. DREAM 
got smashed by CROUCHING HAMSTER, and lost 13 points!  Was that a tear I saw in 
BULGAKOV's eye, as he took over Duelmastership?  And wasn't NERVE RAKER fit to be 
tied!  Is the Duelmaster really being a real snob to his teammates?  Don't ask me!   
     AAARRGH!!!  I HATE SPYREPORTING!!!  Sorry.  I just had to say it.  GRIM FANDANGO 
was the most avoided team.  Is a 367-318-10 record really that scary?  I don't know 
what NOMADIC TRIBE's been doing.  They certainly haven't been accepting many fights 
from GRIM FANDANGO, that's fer sher.  Like, is DR. DREAM popular, or what?  He was 
challenged the most in all of SUNSET!  He's got a 14-9-0, is that good?   
     Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other!  Don't you guys ever give 
it a break?  Fight, fight, fight.  Is that all you guys can do?   
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I know how much you like reading this stuff, but I really should stop.  
Remember you guys, ease up sometimes!  Chill out!  Later, Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BULGAKOV 6244                19  11  1   109       LITERATE LOONS (538)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MUSHIKU BO 5713              20  21  1   102       KANO CLAN (106)
 NERVE RAKER 1874             17  11  1    99       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CROUCHING HAMSTER 6184       19  17  1    98       D.R.I. (536)
 GRAVEYARD TAN 6278           19   6  0    97       GRIM FANDANGO (454)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLACK TIGER 1705             14  13  0    90       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 SHAMAN 1706                  17   9  0    80       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 SHERWOOD 6208                14  21  0    75       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 DR. DREAM 1709               14   9  0    74       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
-MOMORO WA 5514               20  10  0    70       KANO CLAN (106)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MATSUDA KAO 5712             18  10  0    66       KANO CLAN (106)
 FOORMAN 6346                  8   7  0    66       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
-WEST WIND 5125               15  11  1    64       LAKOTA (362)
 GENGHIS TRON 6311            11   8  1    62       D.R.I. (536)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ELITE GUARD 6344             10   5  0    55       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
 VULGE 6260                   13  14  1    54       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
-ROAD RUNNER 6237             10   4  0    52       LAKOTA (362)
-BLOODLUST 6402                8   3  0    52       PHILTHBALLS (554)
-THANATOS 6465                 3   2  1    50       DEATH'S DISCIPLES (559)
-BEDLAM 6474                   3   1  0    49       CHAOS (561)
-BLACK PLAGUE 6456             4   0  0    48       PESTILENCE (558)
-BAD HANDWRITING 6276          9   4  0    47       LAKOTA (362)
-DISCORD 6476                  3   1  0    44       CHAOS (561)
-BROOD 6145                    3   3  0    42       HATE BREED (532)
-RAT'S NEST 6477               4   0  1    39       CHAOS (561)
 CANNON FODDER 6342            9   6  0    36       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LURKER 6264                   4   1  0    33       FORCED VENGEANCE (542)
-HUNGER 6472                   4   1  0    33       FAMINE (560)
 MEGA ROKU 6091                5   6  2    32       KANO CLAN (106)
-DARLA 6416                    5   4  0    32       PHILTHBALLS (554)
-AZRAEL 6463                   4   2  0    32       DEATH'S DISCIPLES (559)
 ZIGGY WOLFSBANE 6432          6   4  0    30       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
-CHOLERA 6458                  3   1  0    30       PESTILENCE (558)
 STARVATION 6470               2   4  0    28       FAMINE (560)
 MISASHI SAN 6084              6   5  0    27       KANO CLAN (106)
-LOCUST 6455                   3   1  0    27       PESTILENCE (558)
-INFLUENZA 6459                3   1  0    27       PESTILENCE (558)
-RED ROBIN 6413                6   5  0    26       DOC LEGRAND'S AVIANS (57)
-GRIM REAPER 6461              3   2  0    26       DEATH'S DISCIPLES (559)
-BANSHEE 6462                  3   3  0    25       DEATH'S DISCIPLES (559)
-SAMAEL 6464                   3   2  1    24       DEATH'S DISCIPLES (559)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ATAXIA 6475                   2   0  0    22       CHAOS (561)
-BLOODY ARROW 6487             2   2  0    22       LAKOTA (362)
 SOCRATES OF SHRED 6451        4   2  0    20       D.R.I. (536)
-MIDNIGHT TIDE 6484            2   2  0    20       MEMORIES OF ICE (562)
 DEARTH 6467                   3   0  0    16       FAMINE (560)
 AZURE ALBATROSS 6509          1   0  0    16       LEGRAND'S CLONE BANK (563)
-BONEFACE 6372                 3   6  0    15       RAGING LORDS (552)
-LORD BLISS 6446               2   2  1    14       RAGING LORDS (552)
 HAMMETT 6488                  2   3  0    14       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 PETULANT PETRAL 6510          1   0  0    14       LEGRAND'S CLONE BANK (563)
-TROWSUL THUNDER 6418          1   3  0    14       RAGING LORDS (552)
 SCOUT 6450                    3   4  0    13       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
 ASSASSIN 6495                 2   1  0    13       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
-THIRST 6468                   2   1  0    13       FAMINE (560)
-SPOTTED PONY 6494             2   1  0    13       LAKOTA (362)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CRYSTAL CONDOR 6439           2   6  0    12       DOC LEGRAND'S AVIANS (57)
 UNCLE SLAM 6506               1   1  0    12       D.R.I. (536)
-RAGING BULL 6386              1   5  0     9       RAGING LORDS (552)
 WEST 6504                     1   2  0     8       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 SUPPLE SWAN 6507              1   0  0     8       LEGRAND'S CLONE BANK (563)
-KANIG 6146                    0   1  0     7       HATE BREED (532)
-JOE STALIN 6444               0   1  0     7       NASTY MOB (456)
 HALLOWED HERON 6511           0   1  0     7       LEGRAND'S CLONE BANK (563)
-NETHERBORN 6407               1   2  0     6       FORCED VENGEANCE (542)
 JUSTIN CREDIBLE 6514          1   0  0     6       D.R.I. (536)
 SOLZHENITSYN 6503             1   2  0     5       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 BLACK VEIL 6502               0   3  0     3       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
-PIRHANA 6492                  0   1  0     1       NASTY MOB (456)
 SLEDGE 6513                   0   1  0     1       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
-CRAZYLEGS 6501                0   1  0     1       RAGING LORDS (552)
 STAY GOLD 6512                0   1  0     1       GRIM FANDANGO (454)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
SILVERBLEED 6379       1  4 0 FORCED VENGEANCE 542  RAT'S NEST 6477       558         
BRAVOS 6368           10  6 0 GRIM FANDANGO 454     NERVE RAKER 1874      558         
SKIRMISHER 6343        4  8 0 LIGHT BRIGADE 549     THANATOS 6465         555 NOT REVE
HAMSUN 6289           10 12 0 LITERATE LOONS 538    MUSHIKU BO 5713       556         
GRIMLORD 6412          1  4 0 RAGING LORDS 552      SAMAEL 6464           556         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Shaman -- Congratulations.  I see you managed to get a single attack off in 4
minutes.  I'm sure that must be a new record for you. -- Bulgakov

Nerve Raker & Nomad -- My goodness, you brutal, cannibalizing, blood-thirsty,
vultures.  You should be ashamed of yourselves, picking on poor pathetic Stik and his
feeble AB.  For shame, for shame.... -- Sherman, mgr. Lit. Loons

Midnight Tide -- Well fought...friend....  See that, see what a good sport and how
friendly I can be when I know full damn well that the competition is no competition
at all.  Just another Neanderthal who'll show up once or twice a year with nothing
intelligent to add except a 21 wit he'll use in private to impress himself, the mute
tourney twits, and no one else. -- Sherman 

DM Nerve Raker -- Well, we got a column, and then some...in the end, brave Bravos did
what all aimers do so well, take the dirt nap.  We might bloodfeud just for "honor's
sake," but we're not that concerned about honor.  Plus, we have nobody around here at
the moment that matches up with you, so there it is.  Blades UP.... -- Grim Fandango

Hamster -- Bad rodent, where were my skills!??!!  Back to the wheel!! -- G.T.

Leper -- Wow, you really took that beating hard, huh? -- Vulge

Sherman -- The scum seem to getting a bit harder to find lately, I think they're
catching on. -- Stik

Shaman and Lakota -- Nice three turns; good to see you fighting steady! -- Stik

Doc Legrand and Avians -- Well, some of your warriors are listed but not your team.
Hope it's just a commission foul up and you're not disappearing! -- Stik

Sons of Satan and Blackest Pride -- Come on back, the arena needs you! -- Stik and
Grim Fandango

Well, even if the old guard are dropping out, we appear to have some "young guns" on
hand in the form of various terrible afflictions to carry on the Sunset tradition.
Scribe, can we have a manager listing, please?  Many thanks. -- Stik

     Here's what I have.  These are teams listed in last turn's newsletter.  What
     with one thing and another, my list isn't necessarily up to date; let me know if
     there are any changes or corrections. -- The Saint, keeper of lists
     CHAOS                 Lord of Chaos?     LIGHT BRIGADE       Woody
     D.R.I.                Var                LITERATE LOONS      Sherman
     DEATH'S DISCIPLES     Lord of Death      MEMORIES OF ICE     Wretch
     FAMINE                Famine             NASTY MOB           Papa Bear
     FORCED VENGEANCE      Rosebud            NOMADIC TRIBE       Nomad
     GRIM FANDANGO         Stik               PESTILENCE          Lord of Pestilence
     HATE BREED            Tripwire           PHILTHBALLS         Philthy Phil
     KANO CLAN             Doc Miracle        RAGING LORDS        ?
     LAKOTA                Shaman

All -- First, Hamsun challenged ME, and second, Hamsun was wearing NO armor.  You
morons that send your fighters into the arena with no armor are just begging for him
to be killed.  Are you some kind of idiot or something for not giving your guys any
armor?  What is that?  It was purely Hamsun's (and his manager's) fault that I killed
him.  No apologies are necessary. -- Mushiku Bo of Kano Clan

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CROUCHING HAMSTER devastated DR. DREAM in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
SHERWOOD handily defeated VULGE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
STARVATION lost to ZIGGY WOLFSBANE in a 3 minute Challenge brawl.
BLACK VEIL was devastated by UNCLE SLAM in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
DEARTH subdued WEST in a 2 minute amateur's Challenge competition.
NERVE RAKER lost to BULGAKOV in a exciting 2 minute master's Title fight.
BLACK TIGER was bested by GRAVEYARD TAN in a 2 minute veteran's competition.
SHAMAN overcame FOORMAN in a 4 minute melee.
GENGHIS TRON vanquished MEGA ROKU in a popular 1 minute uneven duel.
ELITE GUARD vanquished DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
CANNON FODDER luckily beat MISASHI SAN in a action packed 4 minute gory match.
SOCRATES OF SHRED defeated SCOUT in a 1 minute match.
HAMMETT demolished SLEDGE in a 2 minute mismatched competition.
ASSASSIN viciously subdued HALLOWED HERON in a 5 minute novice's battle.
SOLZHENITSYN was viciously subdued by PETULANT PETRAL in a 2 minute novice's conflict.
SUPPLE SWAN defeated MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute beginner's struggle.
AZURE ALBATROSS overcame EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 2 minute amateur's bout.
STAY GOLD was bested by JUSTIN CREDIBLE in a 2 minute novice's brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|PARRY-STRIKE                     5         PARRY-LUNGE       23 -  12 -  0      66  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         WALL OF STEEL     32 -  18 -  1      64  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         TOTAL PARRY       47 -  37 -  0      56  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         SLASHING ATTACK   31 -  29 -  1      52  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         BASHING ATTACK    34 -  38 -  3      47  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-STRIKE      28 -  34 -  0      45  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    40 -  56 -  1      42  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   39 -  58 -  5      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         AIMED BLOW        10 -  17 -  0      37  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -  11 -  0      31  |

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    BULGAKOV 6244              19  11  1  109 LITERATE LOONS (538)
SLASHING ATTACK  NERVE RAKER 1874           17  11  1   99 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
LUNGING ATTACK   CROUCHING HAMSTER 6184     19  17  1   98 D.R.I. (536)
PARRY-LUNGE      GRAVEYARD TAN 6278         19   6  0   97 GRIM FANDANGO (454)
STRIKING ATTACK  BLACK TIGER 1705           14  13  0   90 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
TOTAL PARRY      SHAMAN 1706                17   9  0   80 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
PARRY-STRIKE     DR. DREAM 1709             14   9  0   74 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SHERWOOD 6208.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was MISASHI SAN 6084.  The ten other most popular fighters were NERVE RAKER 1874, 
ASSASSIN 6495, BLACK TIGER 1705, JUSTIN CREDIBLE 6514, CROUCHING HAMSTER 6184, 
PETULANT PETRAL 6510, WEST 6504, BULGAKOV 6244, FOORMAN 6346, and GENGHIS TRON 6311.

The least popular fighter this week was STAY GOLD 6512.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SOLZHENITSYN 6503, HALLOWED HERON 6511, SCOUT 6450, DEARTH 6467, BLACK 
VEIL 6502, ZIGGY WOLFSBANE 6432, STARVATION 6470, VULGE 6260, DR. DREAM 1709, and 
SUPPLE SWAN 6507.