DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/09/2007    Duedate: 05/22/2007

SUNSET ARENA

DM-21    TURN-560

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BULGAKOV
LITERATE LOONS (538)
(21-6244) [20-11-1,115]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BULGAKOV                       BEDLAM
LITERATE LOONS (538)           CHAOS (561)
(21-6244) [20-11-1,115]        (21-6474) [4-1-1,66]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CROUCHING HAMSTER              SARADOC
D.R.I. (536)                   BRANDY HALL (515)
(21-6184) [19-18-1,85]         (21-5987) [4-2-0,35]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

NOMADIC TRIBE (160)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. NOMADIC TRIBE (160)         44
2. CHAOS (561)                 32      NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
3. FORCED VENGEANCE (542)      29      Unchartered Team
4. LITERATE LOONS (538)        27
5. FAMINE (560)                23      CHAOS (561)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*CHAOS (561)               15   2  2 88.2   1/ 1 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)      11  4 1
 2/ 0*BRANDY HALL (515)          5   2  0 71.4   2/ 4 LITERATE LOONS (538)      9  6 0
 3/ 4*FAMINE (560)              14   6  1 70.0   3/ 2 D.R.I. (536)              7  8 0
 4/ 6 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)       81  55  1 59.6   4/ 5*CHAOS (561)               6  0 2
 5- 5*DEATH'S DISCIPLES (559)   16  11  2 59.3   5/11*LEGRAND'S CLONE BA (563)  5  4 0
 6- 7 LAKOTA (362)             263 206 12 56.1   6/10*FAMINE (560)              4  2 0
 7/ 3*LEGRAND'S CLONE BA (563)   5   4  0 55.6   7/ 8 LIGHT BRIGADE (549)       4  6 0
 8/ 8 D.R.I. (536)              99  81  7 55.0   8/14 PHILTHBALLS (554)         4  6 0
 9/ 9 GRIM FANDANGO (454)      368 322 11 53.3   9/ 7 GRIM FANDANGO (454)       3 12 1
10/10 LIGHT BRIGADE (549)       40  40  0 50.0  10/13*MEMORIES OF ICE (562)     2  0 0
11/11 LITERATE LOONS (538)      85  95  5 47.2  11- 3 LAKOTA (362)              2  2 0
12/12 PHILTHBALLS (554)         28  32  1 46.7  12/ 0*BRANDY HALL (515)         1  0 0
13/15 KANO CLAN (106)          189 266 11 41.5  13- 6*DEATH'S DISCIPLES (559)   1  1 0
14/17*MEMORIES OF ICE (562)      3   5  0 37.5  14/18 FORCED VENGEANCE (542)    1  4 0
15/18 FORCED VENGEANCE (542)     7  21  0 25.0  15/12 KANO CLAN (106)           1  6 0
16/ 0*MATTEL'S REJECTS (508)     0   2  0  0.0  16/ 0*MATTEL'S REJECTS (508)    0  1 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Surprise, surprise, Bulgakov, Duelmaster of Sunset!  Can a thing be overdue and
unexpected at the same time?  If so, that's certainly the case here.  My thanks to
Mushiko Bo and his sake induced hangover which prevented him from showing up for my
bloodfeud challenge.  Without your help Mushiko Bo, without your cringing, your
cowering, your whining, your overall mealy-mouthed cowardice, I wouldn't have
achieved this lofty position.  I'm sure this turn you'll be too busy nipping at your
bonsai tree to bother to appear, but no matter, God-speed to you and yours.
Kamikaze!!  Kamikaze!!
     My avoid goes out to Nerve Raker.  'Why so'?, you ask, I've beaten him 3 of 4.
Well, at this point the fight's at best a jump-ball on my part,  and since I'm 5'1",
the odds are against me.  My challenge goes out to Mushiko Bo.  I don't know if I
mentioned this, but if he would've shown up last turn I wouldn't be Duelmaster right
now...ohh, I said that already...my memory's faulty sometimes, but I do know that if
Mushiko Bo had shown up last round I wouldn't be...wait a second, I'm feeling
redundant.
     Bulgakov--thanks to Mushiko Bo--Duelmaster of Sunset

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, SUNSET?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Now keep the taverns open late tonight, 
for there are sorrows to drown for LAKOTA, whose 0-0-0 this turn dropped them by 8 
into 11th.  Ha!  LEGRAND'S CLONE BANK turned their 2-3-0 turn into a 5th place rank 
in the listings this turn.  Any better than this, and you get put on hit lists.  Now 
let's all watch CHAOS' heads swell from their 3-0-1 this turn.  Haa ha ha ha!  Big 
shots, big talk, big deal.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed to see BEDLAM win 
a fight and gain 17 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, BLACK TIGER beat CROUCHING HAMSTER 
and CROUCHING HAMSTER lost 13 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  Going for broke or 
broken, our Duelmaster MUSHIKU BO Bloodfeuded this turn.  And if variety is the spice 
of life, SUNSET may be getting bland, as BULGAKOV stays top dog in the city.  
Kickbacks and bribes, kickbacks and bribes, how else do you think some of these guys 
win their fights?  Skill?  Ha!   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  
SUNSET, I am losing what little hope I had in you.  KANO CLAN the most avoided team?  
What insult will suffice, I cannot say.  And who led the way in this mass act of 
cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was NOMADIC TRIBE.  Ha ha ha ha!  Ooh, 
I'm frightfully impressed, HAMMETT was this turn's most challenged warrior.  Watch 
that ego swell, sports fans.  SHERWOOD was challenged by one of GRIM FANDANGO's 
warriors this turn, with GRAVEYARD TAN having a lead of 22 points going into the 
fight.  And golly gee, GRAVEYARD TAN dealt death to  SHERWOOD.  Aren't we all 
surprised and impressed?  I guess I can give a little credit to CANNON FODDER of 
LIGHT BRIGADE for challenging up by 18 to VULGE.  CANNON FODDER won to get 51 points 
of recognition.  And we have ATAXIA in a challenge, going down 8 points for the 
fight.  Guess what?  I thought ATAXIA showed great skill and promise when she won 
victory over PETULANT PETRAL.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  Bye bye, warrior, bye bye...  SHERWOOD, a 
glorious 14-21-0 fighter, has passed away.  Gee, too bad LITERATE LOONS.  Let's see, 
8-4-0.  Pretty good record for a living warrior.  A sad one though, for a dead one.  
Such is the case for BLOODLUST of PHILTHBALLS.  Tsk.  A big yahoo goes out to 
BULGAKOV this turn, for revenging LITERATE LOONS' bloodfeud against KANO CLAN's 
warrior MUSHIKU BO.  Heh, heh, heh.  We're all going to die in the end, so why worry 
if the fate catches up with you sooner that later?   
     There's got to be a better place in SUNSET to get a drink than Baba Yaga's Bar 
and Grill!  Any suggestions?  Well, I've had enough of this drivel, and I'm sure you 
have too.  Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  I see the crowds are getting 
restless, I must leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BULGAKOV 6244                20  11  1   115       LITERATE LOONS (538)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLACK TIGER 1705             15  13  0   105       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 GRAVEYARD TAN 6278           20   6  1   104       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 NERVE RAKER 1874             18  11  1   104       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 MUSHIKU BO 5713              20  22  1    98       KANO CLAN (106)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHAMAN 1706                  18   9  0    90       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 CROUCHING HAMSTER 6184       19  18  1    85       D.R.I. (536)
 DR. DREAM 1709               15   9  0    83       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 GENGHIS TRON 6311            12   8  1    73       D.R.I. (536)
-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)
 BEDLAM 6474                   4   1  1    66       CHAOS (561)
-WEST WIND 5125               15  11  1    64       LAKOTA (362)
 FOORMAN 6346                  8   8  0    60       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VULGE 6260                   13  15  1    55       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
-ROAD RUNNER 6237             10   4  0    52       LAKOTA (362)
 CANNON FODDER 6342           10   6  0    51       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
-THANATOS 6465                 3   2  1    50       DEATH'S DISCIPLES (559)
 DISCORD 6476                  4   1  0    49       CHAOS (561)
 ELITE GUARD 6344             10   6  0    48       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
-BAD HANDWRITING 6276          9   4  0    47       LAKOTA (362)
-RAT'S NEST 6477               4   0  1    39       CHAOS (561)
 DARLA 6416                    6   4  0    38       PHILTHBALLS (554)
-CRACK WHORE BARBIE 5880       0   1  0    38       MATTEL'S REJECTS (508)
 ZIGGY WOLFSBANE 6432          7   4  0    35       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 SARADOC 5987                  4   2  0    35       BRANDY HALL (515)
 LURKER 6264                   4   2  0    34       FORCED VENGEANCE (542)
 STARVATION 6470               3   4  0    34       FAMINE (560)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEARTH 6467                   4   0  0    33       FAMINE (560)
-HUNGER 6472                   4   1  0    33       FAMINE (560)
-MEGA ROKU 6091                5   6  2    32       KANO CLAN (106)
-AZRAEL 6463                   4   2  0    32       DEATH'S DISCIPLES (559)
 ATAXIA 6475                   3   0  0    32       CHAOS (561)
 MISASHI SAN 6084              6   6  0    28       KANO CLAN (106)
-RED ROBIN 6413                6   5  0    26       DOC LEGRAND'S AVIANS (57)
 MIDNIGHT TIDE 6484            3   2  0    26       MEMORIES OF ICE (562)
-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                  
 AZURE ALBATROSS 6509          2   0  0    23       LEGRAND'S CLONE BANK (563)
-BLOODY ARROW 6487             2   2  0    22       LAKOTA (362)
 SOCRATES OF SHRED 6451        4   3  0    18       D.R.I. (536)
 HAMMETT 6488                  3   3  0    18       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 JUSTIN CREDIBLE 6514          2   0  0    18       D.R.I. (536)
 WEST 6504                     2   2  0    16       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 SCOUT 6450                    3   5  0    14       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
 ASSASSIN 6495                 2   2  0    14       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
 SUPPLE SWAN 6507              2   0  0    13       LEGRAND'S CLONE BANK (563)
-THIRST 6468                   2   1  0    13       FAMINE (560)
-SPOTTED PONY 6494             2   1  0    13       LAKOTA (362)
-CRYSTAL CONDOR 6439           2   6  0    12       DOC LEGRAND'S AVIANS (57)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DENIZEN 6478                  1   0  0    11       FORCED VENGEANCE (542)
-GORBADOC 5985                 1   0  0    11       BRANDY HALL (515)
 PETULANT PETRAL 6510          1   1  0    10       LEGRAND'S CLONE BANK (563)
 UNCLE SLAM 6506               1   2  0     9       D.R.I. (536)
 DENNY LEE 6519                1   0  0     9       PHILTHBALLS (554)
 HALLOWED HERON 6511           0   2  0     8       LEGRAND'S CLONE BANK (563)
 SOLZHENITSYN 6503             1   3  0     6       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 LUKE BECKER 6518              1   0  0     5       PHILTHBALLS (554)
 BLACK VEIL 6502               0   4  0     4       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 SLEDGE 6513                   0   2  0     2       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 STAY GOLD 6512                0   2  0     2       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 EXPLODING BARBIE 5875         0   1  0     1       MATTEL'S REJECTS (508)
 ELEGANT EGRET 6521            0   1  0     1       LEGRAND'S CLONE BANK (563)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
NETHERBORN 6407        1  3 0 FORCED VENGEANCE 542  QUICKSILVER 406       560 NONE    
BASHER 6516            0  1 0 FORCED VENGEANCE 542  SPYMASTER 409         560 NONE    
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         
SHERWOOD 6208         14 22 0 LITERATE LOONS 538    GRAVEYARD TAN 6278    560         
HAMSUN 6289           10 12 0 LITERATE LOONS 538    MUSHIKU BO 5713       556 JUST REV
NOT WORTHY 6520        0  1 0 PHILTHBALLS 554       SHEWISH GIANT 408     560 NONE    
BLOODLUST 6402         8  4 0 PHILTHBALLS 554       BEDLAM 6474           560         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Dr. Dream -- Your whole team surrounds me in the rankings but you are the only one I
want to match up with. -- Crouching Hamster

Black Veil -- You better watch out.  With that record you may be getting close to a
night fight. -- Uncle Slam

Mega Roku -- Maybe you should lose the "mega" from your name.  Switch it to something
like pygmy roku or runty roku. -- Genghis Tron

Stay Gold -- Is that like "Stay gold, Pony Boy, Stay gold?" -- Justin Credible

All -- An 0-5 turn followed by a 5-0 turn I wonder what this turn will bring me. --
Var

Vulge -- Poor you, Stik must be getting sloppy.  He should've seen that challenge
coming from a mile away. -- Sherwood

Sledge -- I can feel it, the power over-taking me again.  I can see it, the future,
your future, and it looks like...a Shewish Giant? -- Hammett

Doc -- So what team are you running here now?  I wouldn't think you'd eliminate the
Avians, yet you have a new bunch of clones.  Avians are listed in the newsletter, but
not in the listing of teams.  Which group can we expect to see carry on the Legrand
legacy? -- Nomad

Bulgakov -- Congrats on a nice fight.  I'd won the last one, but knew it would be
tough.  You are worthy of that throne, but I wouldn't mind getting it back. -- Nerve Raker

Graveyard Tan -- Nicely done.  Just remember, I probably don't have to hit very many
times to change that result! -- Black Tiger

Foorman -- Well, that was easy.  Perhaps you should stay in the adepts a bit longer.
-- Shaman

Starvation -- Ok, first of all the idea of a challenge is to challenge someone you
can defeat.  I think we've cleared that one up by now.  Second, repeatedly banging
ones head against a wall seems unwise a best.  Might I suggest trying someone else?
-- Ziggy Wolfsbane

Sherman -- That's EXACTLY what I said to him!! -- Stik

Doc Legrand -- Starting fresh, eh?  Well, there'll be a hole in the rankings where
your 400+ win veteran team used to be, but we welcome the new as well.  Just glad
you're sticking around! -- Stik

Tripwire -- At least one member of the Iron Council is around.  Good to have you here
in Sunset! -- Stik

Var -- Nice 5-0, Slam is aptly named. -- Stik

Black Tiger -- Sure you haven't been declawed? ;) -- G.T.

Justin Credible -- I would've won if your cursed friends Kim Possible and Ron
Stoppable hadn't showed up.... -- Stay Gold

Hammett -- I'll be back soon hopefully.... -- Sledge

Sherwood -- Why is it that you apparently have no problem losing to everyone ELSE?!??
-- Vulge

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

NETHERBORN was dealt death by QUICKSILVER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
BASHER was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
NOT WORTHY was killed by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
BULGAKOV luckily beat MUSHIKU BO in a 3 minute bloody master's Bloodfeud Title duel.
GRAVEYARD TAN narrowly killed SHERWOOD in a 3 minute veteran's Challenge fight.
FOORMAN was vanquished by DR. DREAM in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
ELITE GUARD was overpowered by GENGHIS TRON in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
CANNON FODDER luckily beat VULGE in a action packed 5 minute gruesome Challenge melee.
BEDLAM slaughtered BLOODLUST in a action packed 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
DARLA savagely defeated MISASHI SAN in a exciting 1 minute gruesome Challenge fight.
ATAXIA overpowered PETULANT PETRAL in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
BLACK VEIL was demolished by AZURE ALBATROSS in a 1 minute Challenge competition.
ASSASSIN was bested by ZIGGY WOLFSBANE in a 5 minute Challenge battle.
UNCLE SLAM was unbelievably bested by HAMMETT in a 3 minute gory Challenge conflict.
JUSTIN CREDIBLE vanquished HALLOWED HERON in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
SLEDGE was vanquished by WEST in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fray.
SUPPLE SWAN viciously subdued SOLZHENITSYN in a 2 minute amateur's Challenge brawl.
CROUCHING HAMSTER was overpowered by BLACK TIGER in a 1 minute one-sided match.
NERVE RAKER overpowered VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute one-sided match.
SHAMAN handily defeated VETERAN MERCENARY in a 5 minute mismatched competition.
DISCORD beat AMBITIOUS GUARD in a action packed 1 minute brutal fight.
LURKER was beaten by DEARTH in a action packed 4 minute fray.
STARVATION handily defeated SCOUT in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
SARADOC savagely defeated SOCRATES OF SHRED in a popular 3 minute gruesome fight.
MIDNIGHT TIDE overpowered STAY GOLD in a 1 minute uneven fight.
DENIZEN overpowered ELEGANT EGRET in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
LUKE BECKER won victory over EXPLODING BARBIE in a 2 minute beginner's bout.
DENNY LEE overcame PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 4 minute beginner's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  9         WALL OF STEEL     33 -  18 -  1      65  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   8         PARRY-LUNGE       22 -  13 -  1      63  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      6         TOTAL PARRY       48 -  36 -  0      57  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  6         SLASHING ATTACK   28 -  32 -  1      47  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     5         BASHING ATTACK    32 -  39 -  3      45  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-STRIKE      28 -  35 -  0      44  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         STRIKING ATTACK   43 -  54 -  5      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         LUNGING ATTACK    40 -  53 -  1      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         AIMED BLOW        10 -  16 -  0      38  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -  11 -  0      27  |

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:

AIMED BLOW         1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  3         3  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    7 -  2     PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  2         2  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  4         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        4 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  4         1  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  4     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    BULGAKOV 6244              20  11  1  115 LITERATE LOONS (538)
STRIKING ATTACK  BLACK TIGER 1705           15  13  0  105 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
PARRY-LUNGE      GRAVEYARD TAN 6278         20   6  1  104 GRIM FANDANGO (454)
SLASHING ATTACK  NERVE RAKER 1874           18  11  1  104 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
TOTAL PARRY      SHAMAN 1706                18   9  0   90 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
LUNGING ATTACK   CROUCHING HAMSTER 6184     19  18  1   85 D.R.I. (536)
PARRY-STRIKE     DR. DREAM 1709             15   9  0   83 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CROUCHING HAMSTER 6184.  The most popular warrior 
this turn was SARADOC 5987.  The ten other most popular fighters were VULGE 6260, 
LURKER 6264, SHERWOOD 6208, ZIGGY WOLFSBANE 6432, ASSASSIN 6495, UNCLE SLAM 6506, 
JUSTIN CREDIBLE 6514, MUSHIKU BO 5713, SUPPLE SWAN 6507, and BULGAKOV 6244.

The least popular fighter this week was DENNY LEE 6519.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ELEGANT EGRET 6521, STAY GOLD 6512, SOCRATES OF SHRED 6451, SCOUT 6450, 
SHAMAN 1706, CROUCHING HAMSTER 6184, SLEDGE 6513, HALLOWED HERON 6511, BLACK VEIL 
6502, and PETULANT PETRAL 6510.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

NERVE RAKER (21-1874) NOMADIC TRIBE (160)