DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/23/2007    Duedate: 06/05/2007

SUNSET ARENA

DM-21    TURN-561

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BULGAKOV
LITERATE LOONS (538)
(21-6244) [21-11-1,128]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BULGAKOV                       DISCORD
LITERATE LOONS (538)           CHAOS (561)
(21-6244) [21-11-1,128]        (21-6476) [5-1-0,52]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MUSHIKU BO                     MUSHIKU BO
KANO CLAN (106)                KANO CLAN (106)
(21-5713) [20-23-1,95]         (21-5713) [20-23-1,95]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

NOMADIC TRIBE (160)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. NOMADIC TRIBE (160)         51
2. LEGRAND'S CLONE BANK (563)  44      NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
3. PESTILENCE (558)            36      Unchartered Team
4. GRIM FANDANGO (454)         17
5. LIGHT BRIGADE (549)         17      GENESIS (534)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*GENESIS (534)              1   0  0  100   1/ 1 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)      11  4 1
 2/ 1*CHAOS (561)               16   3  2 84.2   2/ 5*LEGRAND'S CLONE BA (563) 10  4 0
 3/ 0*PESTILENCE (558)          16   6  0 72.7   3/ 3 D.R.I. (536)              8  7 0
 4/ 3*FAMINE (560)              15   6  1 71.4   4/ 2 LITERATE LOONS (538)      8  7 0
 5/ 7*LEGRAND'S CLONE BA (563)  10   4  0 71.4   5/ 7 LIGHT BRIGADE (549)       7  8 0
 6/ 2*BRANDY HALL (515)          5   3  0 62.5   6/ 8 PHILTHBALLS (554)         5  5 0
 7/ 4 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)       85  56  2 60.3   7/ 4*CHAOS (561)               4  1 1
 8/ 8 D.R.I. (536)             100  85  7 54.1   8/ 6*FAMINE (560)              4  1 0
 9/ 9 GRIM FANDANGO (454)      369 326 11 53.1   9/ 0*PESTILENCE (558)          3  2 0
10/10 LIGHT BRIGADE (549)       43  42  0 50.6  10/ 9 GRIM FANDANGO (454)       3 12 1
11/11 LITERATE LOONS (538)      87  98  5 47.0  11/ 0*GENESIS (534)             1  0 0
12/12 PHILTHBALLS (554)         30  35  1 46.2  12/12*BRANDY HALL (515)         1  1 0
13/ 0 NASTY MOB (456)          116 147 10 44.1  13/14 FORCED VENGEANCE (542)    1  4 0
14/13 KANO CLAN (106)          190 268 11 41.5  14/15 KANO CLAN (106)           1  6 0
15/15 FORCED VENGEANCE (542)     7  22  0 24.1  15/ 0 NASTY MOB (456)           0  3 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.

     So it wasn't the dominant, overpowering, glorious, bloodfeud victory I'd
anticipated.  It was, nevertheless, enough to return as Duelmaster.  Back to your
rock garden Mushiko Bo; I'm through with you, hopefully.  May we never meet again.
     And now to turn my attention to Graveyard Tan, a far trickier match-up, but if
possible, an even more cowardly warrior.  A gladiator so brave he makes a eunuch
sound like a tenor.  The type of dueler who blocks the shot of a seven year old,
screams 'in your face' in his ear, and then claims 'well, the rules allow it'.  I've
seen braver men at coffeehouses sipping cappuccinos and nobler men at chicken-hawk
conventions.  Very impressive record and style Graveyard Tan, far-less-than
impressive down-challenge.
     But my goal here's not to exaggerate petty squabbles, it's to glorify the
virtues of Sunset!  An arena where an amazing 3 or 4 teams will run full stables and
write personals on a regular basis.  Will wonders never cease?  What a proud
Duelmaster I am to sit atop a throne of shield wielding scum and tournament timed
zombies.  Perhaps next turn I'll be so lucky as to stay awake throughout the entire
round and find myself back here, where I belong, as....

Bulgakov, 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.  LEGRAND'S CLONE BANK turned their 5-0-0 
turn into a 2nd place rank in the listings this turn.  Any better than this, and you 
get put on hit lists.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed to see BLACK TIGER win 
a fight and gain 22 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, VULGE beat FOORMAN and FOORMAN lost 
13 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  Looks like SUNSET has some guts at least, 
BULGAKOV the Duelmaster was this turn's most-challenged warrior.  BULGAKOV 
Bloodfeuded GRAVEYARD TAN for SUNSET's Title this turn, and guess what happened?  And 
if variety is the spice of life, SUNSET may be getting bland, as BULGAKOV stays top 
dog in the city.  I'm not in a very good mood today, but why am I telling you this?  
You want to know what's new, don't you, SUNSET?   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.  GRIM 
FANDANGO, I suppose you'll be glad to know you were this turn's most avoided team.  
Care to know who is the most afraid of you?  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!  And 
we have ATAXIA in a challenge, going down 9 points for the fight.  Guess what?  I 
thought ATAXIA showed great skill and promise when she was defeated by AZURE 
ALBATROSS.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for SUNSET's 
morgue.  More variety.  Bye bye, warrior, bye bye...  GENGHIS TRON, a glorious 12-8-1 
fighter, has passed away.  Gee, too bad D.R.I..  Seriously now, is it really 
honorable for BLACK TIGER from NOMADIC TRIBE to kill GENGHIS TRON and give D.R.I. the 
chance to bloodfeud?  Mmmm, could be.  Not that I'll be buying the drinks, but I'll 
be glad to see BULGAKOV and LITERATE LOONS at Wildlife Unlimited tonight celebrating 
their bloodfeud victory over GRAVEYARD TAN.  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only 
shines through use.  Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     What does the SUNSET arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  Well, I've had enough of this 
drivel, and I'm sure you have too.  Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  Glad 
to see the back of this place-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BULGAKOV 6244                21  11  1   128       LITERATE LOONS (538)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLACK TIGER 1705             16  13  1   127       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHAMAN 1706                  19   9  0   102       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 GRAVEYARD TAN 6278           20   7  1    99       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 MUSHIKU BO 5713              20  23  1    95       KANO CLAN (106)
 CROUCHING HAMSTER 6184       20  18  1    95       D.R.I. (536)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DR. DREAM 1709               15  10  0    80       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)
 VULGE 6260                   14  15  1    66       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
-BEDLAM 6474                   4   1  1    66       CHAOS (561)
 ELITE GUARD 6344             11   6  0    61       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CANNON FODDER 6342           11   6  0    54       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
 DISCORD 6476                  5   1  0    52       CHAOS (561)
 FOORMAN 6346                  8   9  0    47       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
 ZIGGY WOLFSBANE 6432          8   4  0    46       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 INFLUENZA 6459                4   1  0    44       PESTILENCE (558)
 DARLA 6416                    6   5  0    40       PHILTHBALLS (554)
-RAT'S NEST 6477               4   0  1    39       CHAOS (561)
 BLACK PLAGUE 6456             4   1  0    39       PESTILENCE (558)
 DEARTH 6467                   5   0  0    38       FAMINE (560)
-CRACK WHORE BARBIE 5880       0   1  0    38       MATTEL'S REJECTS (508)
 CHOLERA 6458                  4   1  0    37       PESTILENCE (558)
 MISASHI SAN 6084              7   6  0    36       KANO CLAN (106)
 LURKER 6264                   4   3  0    35       FORCED VENGEANCE (542)
-STARVATION 6470               3   4  0    34       FAMINE (560)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LOCUST 6455                   4   1  0    33       PESTILENCE (558)
-HUNGER 6472                   4   1  0    33       FAMINE (560)
 AZURE ALBATROSS 6509          3   0  0    33       LEGRAND'S CLONE BANK (563)
 MEGA ROKU 6091                5   7  2    31       KANO CLAN (106)
 ATAXIA 6475                   3   1  0    30       CHAOS (561)
 SARADOC 5987                  4   3  0    29       BRANDY HALL (515)
 ASSASSIN 6495                 3   2  0    27       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
-RED ROBIN 6413                6   5  0    26       DOC LEGRAND'S AVIANS (57)
 PETULANT PETRAL 6510          2   1  0    24       LEGRAND'S CLONE BANK (563)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SUPPLE SWAN 6507              3   0  0    19       LEGRAND'S CLONE BANK (563)
 HAMMETT 6488                  3   4  0    17       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 SOCRATES OF SHRED 6451        4   4  0    16       D.R.I. (536)
 SCOUT 6450                    3   6  0    15       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
 HALLOWED HERON 6511           1   2  0    14       LEGRAND'S CLONE BANK (563)
-THIRST 6468                   2   1  0    13       FAMINE (560)
-CRYSTAL CONDOR 6439           2   6  0    12       DOC LEGRAND'S AVIANS (57)
 TIME TABLE 6163               1   0  0    12       GENESIS (534)
 JOE STALIN 6444               0   2  0    12       NASTY MOB (456)
 DENNY LEE 6519                2   0  0    11       PHILTHBALLS (554)
-GORBADOC 5985                 1   0  0    11       BRANDY HALL (515)
-DENIZEN 6478                  1   0  0    11       FORCED VENGEANCE (542)
 WEST 6504                     2   3  0     9       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 SOLZHENITSYN 6503             2   3  0     9       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 ELEGANT EGRET 6521            1   1  0     9       LEGRAND'S CLONE BANK (563)
 JUSTIN CREDIBLE 6514          2   1  0     7       D.R.I. (536)
 JIMBODEENI 6524               1   0  0     7       PHILTHBALLS (554)
 UNCLE SLAM 6506               1   3  0     6       D.R.I. (536)
 LUKE BECKER 6518              1   1  0     4       PHILTHBALLS (554)
 SLEDGE 6513                   0   3  0     3       GRIM FANDANGO (454)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STAY GOLD 6512                0   3  0     3       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 PIRHANA 6492                  0   2  0     2       NASTY MOB (456)
 O'CONNOR 6522                 0   1  0     1       LITERATE LOONS (538)
-EXPLODING BARBIE 5875         0   1  0     1       MATTEL'S REJECTS (508)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
GENGHIS TRON 6311     12  9 1 D.R.I. 536            BLACK TIGER 1705      561         
SILVERBLEED 6379       1  4 0 FORCED VENGEANCE 542  RAT'S NEST 6477       558         
BLACK VEIL 6502        0  5 0 GRIM FANDANGO 454     SHEWISH GIANT 408     561 NONE    
BRAVOS 6368           10  6 0 GRIM FANDANGO 454     NERVE RAKER 1874      558 NONE    
SHERWOOD 6208         14 22 0 LITERATE LOONS 538    GRAVEYARD TAN 6278    560 JUST REV
ATILLA 6490            0  1 0 NASTY MOB 456         BLACK ORC 407         561 NONE    
THE 'ALLIED ARSE 6525  0  1 0 PESTILENCE 558        ARENAMASTER HARTH 410 561 NONE    
FILTH 6523             0  1 0 PHILTHBALLS 554       STONE GOLEM 413       561 NONE    
BLOODLUST 6402         8  4 0 PHILTHBALLS 554       BEDLAM 6474           560         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Snide Clemens -- Try our joint, the Broken Bone.  It's been around almost as long as
Baba Yaga's, and it's still open.  Baba's closed after Master of Anime went dormant
some years ago. -- Grim Fandango
P.S.  Nomadic Tribe goes 5-0 and doesn't merit mention?  Come on!

Justin Credible -- Yes.  Yes, it is. -- Stay Gold

Sherwood -- Sloppy?  The Old Man's got eyes in the back of his head.  Sometimes
avoids just don't work.  Wait, why am I talking to a dead guy??? -- Vulge

Loons -- Did you see THAT coming?  I await Bulgy's bloodfeud. -- Graveyard Tan

Hammett -- The last basher Stik sent to the DA killed the Shewish Giant.  Maybe I'll
just kill you and call it good.... -- Sledge

West -- #!$%#&*!.... -- Sledge

Fodder -- My, aren't we the brave one with our challenges?  You got some stones, I'll
give you that.  Watch out now.... -- Vulge

All -- First of all, Hamsun challenged ME, and secondly, Hamsun was wearing NO armor.
You morons that send your fighters into the arena with no armor are just begging to
have them 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

Genghis Tron -- Hey idiot!  Apparently you and your moron manager have not yet
realized that you were handed a free fight by the arena masters with a whopping 20-
point advantage; 56 to 36 (not to mention the difference in FE).  So shut your
stinking pie hole about the name, you stupid little squirt.  That bumbling dope for a
manger of yours just got real lucky, that's all. -- Mega Roku

Stik -- I guess it's me being sloppy not anticipating another 20+ point down-
challenge in order to kill an incompetent God-awful warrior.  Ahh, if only Nick and
Sword Opera were still around so you'd have a true whipping post to beat on and cover
up what the ladies at the brothels call--in uncharacteristic political speech--your
'manly deficiencies'.  Blades up your [bleep]. -- Sherman mgr. Lit. Loons
P.S.  I'd divulge Sherwood's attributes but some secrets--like the Colonel's special
spices or the Football's code--are too important to give up so easily.

Uncle Slam -- Well named, indeed.  Crying 'Uncle' after I slammed your head against
the sands, my blade, the arena wall, the grandstand, and the latrine.  What's left,
the vomitorium? -- Hammett

Crouching Hamster -- It appears that you were correct to fear the rest of the squad.
Care for another go around? -- Black Tiger

Tan -- Declawed!  Declawed!  Why I ought to...well, I would do something nasty to
your pasty little hide, but I think Bulgakov might have other plans for you after
what you did to that poor little Piker.  Can't you take on someone a little more
reasonable?  I can already hear Sherman yelling at you for that challenge! -- The
fully clawed Tiger  (Just ask the cowering rodent!)

Assassin -- Now that was a fun little match-up.  Your manager is a fan of the up-
challenge, I have to give him that.  I won't be avoiding if you want to try that
again. -- Ziggy Wolfsbane

Foorman -- Uhm, didn't I just pound you a couple of turns ago?  I'm afraid I wasn't
quite as successful of a teacher this time around. -- Dream

A mercenary?  In the fight for my grad notice I get a mercenary?  I had hoped for
better, but a win is a win.  For my last go-round here in Sunset I am offering up a
challenge to our Duelmaster, the dangerous Bulgakov.  I doubt I'll get through with
his admitted avoid and likely bloodfeud, but I might as well try for the best the
arena has to offer.  (Outside my own team, of course!)  Good luck to all; drinks on
the Tribe at the Brokenbone Tavern! 

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BLACK VEIL was dealt death by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
ATILLA was killed by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
FILTH was luckily killed by  STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
THE 'ALLIED ARSES' was butchered by ARENAMASTER HARTH in a 1 minute contest.
BULGAKOV savagely defeated GRAVEYARD TAN in a 3 minute master's Bloodfeud Title match.
SHAMAN defeated MUSHIKU BO in a crowd pleasing 6 minute veteran's Challenge struggle.
LURKER was defeated by DISCORD in a action packed 1 minute Challenge melee.
VULGE vanquished FOORMAN in a popular 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
SARADOC was vanquished by ZIGGY WOLFSBANE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
ATAXIA was savagely defeated by AZURE ALBATROSS in a 3 minute Challenge match.
SUPPLE SWAN defeated SCOUT in a 1 minute Challenge match.
UNCLE SLAM was subdued by HALLOWED HERON in a 1 minute Challenge competition.
WEST was devastated by PETULANT PETRAL in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge battle.
LUKE BECKER was bested by ELEGANT EGRET in a 4 minute amateur's Challenge bout.
SLEDGE was overcome by SOLZHENITSYN in a 5 minute beginner's Challenge fight.
BLACK TIGER assassinated GENGHIS TRON in a action packed 1 minute uneven struggle.
NERVE RAKER devastated KHALHUMS DWARF in a popular 2 minute brutal mismatched brawl.
CROUCHING HAMSTER subdued DR. DREAM in a exciting 2 minute veteran's bout.
BLACK PLAGUE was overpowered by ELITE GUARD in a 2 minute mismatched conflict.
CANNON FODDER unbelievably bested DARLA in a popular 4 minute gruesome bout.
LOCUST demolished JOE STALIN in a 1 minute uneven bout.
MISASHI SAN vanquished SOCRATES OF SHRED in a 1 minute mismatched fray.
CHOLERA savagely defeated HAMMETT in a 2 minute gory match.
INFLUENZA overpowered AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute gory one-sided duel.
DEARTH unbelievably bested MEGA ROKU in a popular 3 minute brutal fight.
ASSASSIN vanquished JUSTIN CREDIBLE in a 1 minute uneven bout.
PIRHANA was overcome by JIMBODEENI in a 2 minute beginner's bout.
STAY GOLD was overpowered by TIME TABLE in a 1 minute uneven competition.
DENNY LEE beat O'CONNOR in a 6 minute novice's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  10         WALL OF STEEL     34 -  17 -  1      67  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  9         PARRY-LUNGE       20 -  12 -  1      63  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  8         TOTAL PARRY       48 -  33 -  0      59  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      6         SLASHING ATTACK   29 -  34 -  1      46  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   6         BASHING ATTACK    30 -  36 -  3      45  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         STRIKING ATTACK   41 -  51 -  5      45  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         LUNGING ATTACK    40 -  54 -  1      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         PARRY-STRIKE      25 -  36 -  0      41  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         AIMED BLOW         9 -  14 -  0      39  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -  11 -  0      27  |

Turn 561 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:

WALL OF STEEL      4 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    4 -  5         3  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        5 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  6         3  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  2         1  WALL OF STEEL  
STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  4     BASHING ATTACK     2 -  4         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  4         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    BULGAKOV 6244              21  11  1  128 LITERATE LOONS (538)
STRIKING ATTACK  BLACK TIGER 1705           16  13  1  127 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
TOTAL PARRY      SHAMAN 1706                19   9  0  102 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
PARRY-LUNGE      GRAVEYARD TAN 6278         20   7  1   99 GRIM FANDANGO (454)
LUNGING ATTACK   CROUCHING HAMSTER 6184     20  18  1   95 D.R.I. (536)
PARRY-STRIKE     DR. DREAM 1709             15  10  0   80 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
BASHING ATTACK   INFLUENZA 6459              4   1  0   44 PESTILENCE (558)
SLASHING ATTACK  CHOLERA 6458                4   1  0   37 PESTILENCE (558)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MUSHIKU BO 5713.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was MUSHIKU BO 5713.  The ten other most popular fighters were SHAMAN 1706, ATAXIA 
6475, MEGA ROKU 6091, AZURE ALBATROSS 6509, CROUCHING HAMSTER 6184, DARLA 6416, 
BULGAKOV 6244, GRAVEYARD TAN 6278, SLEDGE 6513, and FILTH 6523.

The least popular fighter this week was DENNY LEE 6519.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SOLZHENITSYN 6503, STAY GOLD 6512, JUSTIN CREDIBLE 6514, SOCRATES OF 
SHRED 6451, JOE STALIN 6444, CANNON FODDER 6342, BLACK PLAGUE 6456, ELEGANT EGRET 
6521, WEST 6504, and SCOUT 6450.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

BULGAKOV (21-6244) LITERATE LOONS (538)

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

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