DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/06/2007    Duedate: 06/19/2007

SUNSET ARENA

DM-21    TURN-562

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CROUCHING HAMSTER
D.R.I. (536)
(21-6184) [21-18-1,111]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CROUCHING HAMSTER              SARADOC
D.R.I. (536)                   BRANDY HALL (515)
(21-6184) [21-18-1,111]        (21-5987) [5-3-0,32]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CROUCHING HAMSTER              VULGE
D.R.I. (536)                   GRIM FANDANGO (454)
(21-6184) [21-18-1,111]        (21-6260) [14-16-1,60]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

NOMADIC TRIBE (160)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. FEEBLE LEGION (547)         39
2. LIGHT BRIGADE (549)         21      NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
3. D.R.I. (536)                16      Unchartered Team
4. NOMADIC TRIBE (160)         16
5. FORCED VENGEANCE (542)      12      BRANDY HALL (515)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*GENESIS (534)              1   0  0  100   1/ 1 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)      11  3 1
 2- 5*LEGRAND'S CLONE BA (563)  10   4  0 71.4   2/ 5 LIGHT BRIGADE (549)       8  7 0
 3/ 6*BRANDY HALL (515)          6   3  0 66.7   3- 2*LEGRAND'S CLONE BA (563)  7  3 0
 4/ 7 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)       87  58  2 60.0   4/ 6 PHILTHBALLS (554)         7  8 1
 5/ 8 D.R.I. (536)             101  85  7 54.3   5/ 4 LITERATE LOONS (538)      6  9 0
 6/ 9 GRIM FANDANGO (454)      370 329 11 52.9   6/ 3 D.R.I. (536)              4  7 0
 7/ 0 FEEBLE LEGION (547)       22  20  2 52.4   7/ 0 FEEBLE LEGION (547)       3  0 0
 8/10 LIGHT BRIGADE (549)       47  43  0 52.2   8/10 GRIM FANDANGO (454)       3 11 1
 9/11 LITERATE LOONS (538)      88 102  5 46.3   9/12*BRANDY HALL (515)         2  1 0
10/12 PHILTHBALLS (554)         32  38  2 45.7  10/ 0 FORCED VENGEANCE (542)    2  4 0
11-13 NASTY MOB (456)          116 147 10 44.1  11-11*GENESIS (534)             1  0 0
12/ 0 KANO CLAN (106)          190 271 11 41.2  12/ 0 KANO CLAN (106)           1  7 0
13/ 0 FORCED VENGEANCE (542)     8  22  0 26.7  13-15 NASTY MOB (456)           0  3 0
14- 0*MATTEL'S REJECTS (508)     0   2  0  0.0  14- 0*MATTEL'S REJECTS (508)    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.

     Graveyard Tan was a worthy opponent.  Assuming, of course, that by 'worthy
opponent' I meant cowering, craven, little mole of a castrato that whelped like a
[bleep] and prayed for his pathetic, unworthy, miniscule life whenever I pulled his
strings like a Pinocchio puppet unable to tell the truth until his master forced him
to beg.  But we all know that's what I meant by, 'a worthy opponent', don't we?
     So here's my final go-round in the arena [15(2)-15(1)-4-13(2)-21-9(1)-15(2) Ad
Ex. Att. and Parry, Ex Init.].  Logic tells me to avoid Crouching Hamster (too quick,
too skilled) and Black Tiger (too much damage doing), but chances are they'll be
fighting each other.  And what the hey, I'm already gone.  So no avoids, no
challenges, roll the dice....  What do I have to lose?

Bulagakov, the immortal

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of SUNSET!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Warriors--remember that glory waits always 
around the corner!  Witness how this week LIGHT BRIGADE went 4-1-0 to move up 3 in 
the rankings.  DOILY caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as he 
skillfully bested ELITE GUARD and was awarded 21 points in recognition.  In one of 
the week's more notable duels, DOILY put down ELITE GUARD, causing him to lose 16 
points of recognition in the process.  This time out CROUCHING HAMSTER made his bid 
for the throne as he challenged BULGAKOV in an all out contest of skill for 
possession of the title!  This time victory fell to the grasp of the usurper.  All 
hail CROUCHING HAMSTER, Duelmaster of SUNSET!  Heed this!  A seer has warned that if 
exactly 6 die in duels this week, the whole city shall perish!  Just remember...5 or 
7!   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  I saw one fighter that warriors 
avoided when this week's challenge seeking began.  GRIM FANDANGO is feared.  This 
much I can say.  Apparently the stalwarts of NOMADIC TRIBE are catching the bulk of 
jests down at the challenging board for their large share of the avoids.  Loose talk 
at the arena has reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters 
are after CANNON FODDER.  Watch your back!  I can not but mention with disdain the 
name of VULGE who this week posted a challenge to a warrior a full 12 points below in 
the rankings.  I thought VULGE showed great skill and promise when he was bested by 
CANNON FODDER.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers the miserable with fortune 
but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     The girls are as pretty in SUNSET as ever I remembered them....and the fighters 
as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of a far 
off city calling to me.  I must away!  Till next we meet remember:  a fool flies into 
a rage quickly and often.  The wise are angered by the same thing only once.  Zontani 
Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CROUCHING HAMSTER 6184       21  18  1   111       D.R.I. (536)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BLACK TIGER 1705             16  13  1   127       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 SHAMAN 1706                  20   9  0   104       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
-GRAVEYARD TAN 6278           20   7  1    99       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 DR. DREAM 1709               16  10  0    98       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MUSHIKU BO 5713              20  24  1    85       KANO CLAN (106)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOMORO WA 5514               20  11  0    73       KANO CLAN (106)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MATSUDA KAO 5712             18  10  0    66       KANO CLAN (106)
 CANNON FODDER 6342           12   6  0    65       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
 VULGE 6260                   14  16  1    60       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 DOILY 6298                    7   3  0    59       FEEBLE LEGION (547)
-GLASS CEILING 6299            7   3  1    58       FEEBLE LEGION (547)
 FOORMAN 6346                  9   9  0    57       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LURKER 6264                   5   3  0    47       FORCED VENGEANCE (542)
 ELITE GUARD 6344             11   7  0    45       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
 ZIGGY WOLFSBANE 6432          8   5  0    41       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
-CRACK WHORE BARBIE 5880       0   1  0    38       MATTEL'S REJECTS (508)
-MISASHI SAN 6084              7   6  0    36       KANO CLAN (106)
 ASSASSIN 6495                 4   2  0    35       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
 DARLA 6416                    6   6  0    34       PHILTHBALLS (554)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-AZURE ALBATROSS 6509          3   0  0    33       LEGRAND'S CLONE BANK (563)
 SARADOC 5987                  5   3  0    32       BRANDY HALL (515)
-RED ROBIN 6413                6   5  0    26       DOC LEGRAND'S AVIANS (57)
 MEGA ROKU 6091                5   8  2    25       KANO CLAN (106)
-PETULANT PETRAL 6510          2   1  0    24       LEGRAND'S CLONE BANK (563)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SCOUT 6450                    4   6  0    23       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
-SUPPLE SWAN 6507              3   0  0    19       LEGRAND'S CLONE BANK (563)
-SOCRATES OF SHRED 6451        4   4  0    16       D.R.I. (536)
 HAMMETT 6488                  3   5  0    16       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 JIMBODEENI 6524               2   0  1    16       PHILTHBALLS (554)
-HALLOWED HERON 6511           1   2  0    14       LEGRAND'S CLONE BANK (563)
 NEVERMOOR 6527                1   0  0    13       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 SOLZHENITSYN 6503             3   3  0    12       LITERATE LOONS (538)
-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)
-DENIZEN 6478                  1   0  0    11       FORCED VENGEANCE (542)
-GORBADOC 5985                 1   0  0    11       BRANDY HALL (515)
 FELT 6496                     1   0  0    11       FEEBLE LEGION (547)
 LUKE BECKER 6518              2   1  0     9       PHILTHBALLS (554)
-ELEGANT EGRET 6521            1   1  0     9       LEGRAND'S CLONE BANK (563)
-JUSTIN CREDIBLE 6514          2   1  0     7       D.R.I. (536)
 DENNY LEE 6519                2   1  0     7       PHILTHBALLS (554)
 FOG 6497                      1   0  0     7       FEEBLE LEGION (547)
-UNCLE SLAM 6506               1   3  0     6       D.R.I. (536)
 SLEDGE 6513                   0   4  0     4       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 STAY GOLD 6512                0   4  0     4       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
-PIRHANA 6492                  0   2  0     2       NASTY MOB (456)
 PHILLYDOG 6528                0   1  0     1       PHILTHBALLS (554)
-EXPLODING BARBIE 5875         0   1  0     1       MATTEL'S REJECTS (508)
 URSA MINOR 6526               0   1  0     1       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)

'-' 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         
WEST 6504              2  4 0 LITERATE LOONS 538    ARENAMASTER HARTH 410 562 NONE    
O'CONNOR 6522          0  2 0 LITERATE LOONS 538    JIMBODEENI 6524       562         
SHERWOOD 6208         14 22 0 LITERATE LOONS 538    GRAVEYARD TAN 6278    560 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Foorman -- I can always count on you, buddy. -- Vulge

Bulgakov -- Nice win, congrats on your grad notice.  I thought that strat was worth a
try, anyway.  I was looking for the knockdown on one of those early crits, after
which I would have hopefully pinned you to the arena floor like an eighth grade
entomology exhibit.  But, you used that shield of yours to--oh wait, I thought you
said shield wielders were scum??  So that would make you...scum or hypocrite, you
pick.  At least you wrote a column, although I thought the "chicken-hawk convention"
reference was a bit of a reach.  I suspect you'll be out for real blood this turn
with your faves, so the Old Man's got me sitting this one out in true Delarq fashion.
Run along to your retirement now, good riddance to you. -- Graveyard Tan

Sherman -- The whine fest continues on unabated.  You still haven't figured out that
you're running in a Delarquan arena, have you?  You and Kano Clan oughta put aside
your petty differences and go cry to the Commission together about all the horrible,
terrible injustices that have been done to you here.  I know all the other managers
would shed a tear for you, too, if they could stop laughing long enough.  Again, you
choose to run a 'God-awful' warrior, that's your choice.  My choice is to challenge
it if it's in range and looks like a good matchup, and especially if it's a revenge
challenge.  You picked on Vulge the turn before because you knew Sherwood could take
him.  No problem, I responded in kind with the only warrior available to me.  Point
ranking differentials are a pathetic excuse with two veteran warriors involved.  And
any manager who seems to keep making such references as you do obviously has some
issues of his own to deal with.  Sleep tight.... -- Stik

Mushiko Bo -- Careful, it's a fine line between clever and lazy.  I'd say you fall
squarely on the latter side. -- All

West -- 5 fights and 4 skills is more than enough for an 11 wit basher.  If only
you'd have had the advantage of fighting Grim Fandango every turn.... -- Sherman,
mgr. Lit. Loons

Bulgakov -- First, congrats on your invite, that is always an accomplishment.
However, why do you keep ranting about scum?  Do you simply like to rant and need a
topic?  Only 6 of 52 warriors that fought last turn were TPs, and not all of those
are of the two-shield wielding variety.  At least as long as the veterans from the
far-east continue to sit out, you seem to be grossly overstating the situation.
Perhaps you will find the competition on the Isle more to your liking. -- Nomad and
his Tribe

D.R.I.  (What does that stand for anyway?) -- Well, I guess Tan was wrong, I wasn't
declawed.  How is it that a team can go without killing anyone until they get into
champs and then promptly kill twice?  I was always under the impression that it was
harder to kill at that point.  Well, Genghis Tron's death was not intentional, but
such things can happen when you choose the life of a gladiator.  I'm guessing that
there will not be a bloodfeud, bit I accept it if it is offered. -- Black Tiger

Saradoc -- Wow, that was over quickly!  If your teammates were nipping on that brandy
between fights they might have missed the entire thing! -- Ziggy

Mushiku Bo -- Ok, that was my fault.  I challenged you, so I take full responsibility
for kicking your rear up and down the arena.  And you did wear some armor, so I guess
you lived to get kicked another day.  There, I guess that cleared up all of the
issues that have been causing you some constipation of late. -- Shaman

Crouching Hamster -- Almost!  A different strategy almost yielded very different
results.  Dang!  I was so...ah, who cares, I still lost.  Nice fight--but don't be
too certain that you will win the next match-up. -- Dream

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

WEST was butchered by ARENAMASTER HARTH in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
CROUCHING HAMSTER viciously subdued BULGAKOV in a 2 minute Challenge Title duel.
VULGE was defeated by CANNON FODDER in a crowd pleasing 5 minute Challenge duel.
ZIGGY WOLFSBANE was bested by FOORMAN in a popular 3 minute Challenge fight.
LURKER subdued DARLA in a crowd pleasing 2 minute Challenge competition.
STAY GOLD was outwaited by SOLZHENITSYN in a unpopular 15 minute Challenge fight.
LUKE BECKER beat SLEDGE in a popular 1 minute amateur's Challenge brawl.
JIMBODEENI easily killed O'CONNOR in a 1 minute gruesome uneven Challenge melee.
SHAMAN outwaited MOMORO WA in a dull 17 minute expert's fight.
MUSHIKU BO was overpowered by DR. DREAM in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
ELITE GUARD was overcome by DOILY in a 2 minute bout.
ASSASSIN defeated MEGA ROKU in a 2 minute match.
SARADOC savagely defeated HAMMETT in a 2 minute bloody competition.
SCOUT viciously subdued DENNY LEE in a exciting 3 minute bloody battle.
FELT overpowered URSA MINOR in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
FOG defeated PHILLYDOG in a 2 minute novice's duel.
NEVERMOOR devastated CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         PARRY-LUNGE       18 -   8 -  1      69  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      6         WALL OF STEEL     33 -  15 -  1      69  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         TOTAL PARRY       45 -  32 -  0      58  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         SLASHING ATTACK   28 -  29 -  1      49  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK   39 -  45 -  4      46  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         BASHING ATTACK    26 -  34 -  3      43  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         AIMED BLOW         9 -  12 -  0      43  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    39 -  52 -  2      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-STRIKE      23 -  35 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  13 -  0      13  |

Turn 562 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   CROUCHING HAMSTER 6184     21  18  1  111 D.R.I. (536)
TOTAL PARRY      SHAMAN 1706                20   9  0  104 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
PARRY-STRIKE     DR. DREAM 1709             16  10  0   98 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
WALL OF STEEL    DOILY 6298                  7   3  0   59 FEEBLE LEGION (547)
SLASHING ATTACK  ASSASSIN 6495               4   2  0   35 LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
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 VULGE 6260.  The ten other most popular fighters were FOORMAN 6346, 
CROUCHING HAMSTER 6184, LURKER 6264, SCOUT 6450, SARADOC 5987, FOG 6497, DOILY 6298, 
ASSASSIN 6495, PHILLYDOG 6528, and CANNON FODDER 6342.

The least popular fighter this week was SOLZHENITSYN 6503.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were MOMORO WA 5514, SHAMAN 1706, STAY GOLD 6512, URSA MINOR 6526, 
DENNY LEE 6519, HAMMETT 6488, MUSHIKU BO 5713, O'CONNOR 6522, WEST 6504, and 
NEVERMOOR 6527.

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

BULGAKOV (21-6244) LITERATE LOONS (538)