DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/20/2007    Duedate: 07/03/2007

SUNSET ARENA

DM-21    TURN-563

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GRAVEYARD TAN
GRIM FANDANGO (454)
(21-6278) [21-7-1,108]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GRAVEYARD TAN                  SARADOC
GRIM FANDANGO (454)            BRANDY HALL (515)
(21-6278) [21-7-1,108]         (21-5987) [6-3-0,46]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MUSHIKU BO                     VULGE
KANO CLAN (106)                GRIM FANDANGO (454)
(21-5713) [21-24-1,106]        (21-6260) [14-17-1,61]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

LIGHT BRIGADE (549)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. GRIM FANDANGO (454)         32
2. KANO CLAN (106)             29      NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
3. LITERATE LOONS (538)        28      Unchartered Team
4. PHILTHBALLS (554)           16
5. BRANDY HALL (515)           14      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/ 2 LIGHT BRIGADE (549)      10  5 0
 2- 2*LEGRAND'S CLONE BA (563)  10   4  0 71.4   2/ 1 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)       9  5 1
 3/ 3*BRANDY HALL (515)          7   3  0 70.0   3/ 4 PHILTHBALLS (554)         6  9 1
 4/ 4 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)       90  60  2 60.0   4- 3*LEGRAND'S CLONE BA (563)  5  0 0
 5- 5 D.R.I. (536)             101  85  7 54.3   5/ 8 GRIM FANDANGO (454)       5  9 0
 6/ 6 GRIM FANDANGO (454)      373 331 11 53.0   6/ 5 LITERATE LOONS (538)      5 10 1
 7/ 8 LIGHT BRIGADE (549)       50  45  0 52.6   7/ 7 FEEBLE LEGION (547)       4  4 0
 8/ 7 FEEBLE LEGION (547)       23  24  2 48.9   8/12 KANO CLAN (106)           3  6 0
 9/ 9 LITERATE LOONS (538)      90 105  6 46.2   9/ 9*BRANDY HALL (515)         2  1 0
10/10 PHILTHBALLS (554)         34  41  2 45.3  10- 6 D.R.I. (536)              2  4 0
11-11 NASTY MOB (456)          116 147 10 44.1  11-11*GENESIS (534)             1  0 0
12/12 KANO CLAN (106)          192 272 11 41.4  12/10 FORCED VENGEANCE (542)    1  2 0
13/13 FORCED VENGEANCE (542)     8  23  0 25.8  13-13 NASTY MOB (456)           0  3 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail SUNSET!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for your 
deeds.  It seems the training can make the difference, as NOMADIC TRIBE is pushed out 
of top team by LIGHT BRIGADE, who came from 2nd with a 3-2-0 this turn.  Now keep the 
taverns open late tonight, for there are sorrows to drown for D.R.I., whose 0-0-0 
this turn dropped them by 4 into 10th.  KANO CLAN stable has parlayed this turn's 
2-1-0 into a 4 space move up the rankings.  This brings them up to 8th place.  Good 
work, guys!  And let's see, MUSHIKU BO fought DR. DREAM and gained 21 points and 
contributed to KANO CLAN's 2-1-0.  DR. DREAM has lost to MUSHIKU BO, falling 17 
points, while helping make NOMADIC TRIBE a 3-2-0 turn.  Due to his absence and 
inability to defend the throne, CROUCHING HAMSTER has lost the title of Duelmaster.  
We should ask GRAVEYARD TAN about the thrill of victory, and what being the new 
Duelmaster does for a warrior, he's now the one to ask.  By the way, was that our 
Duelmaster that I saw last night, cramped under the table at Cagliostro's Castle?   
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.  GRIM FANDANGO has cause to stand tall, as they were SUNSET's 
most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to beat.  And avoiding GRIM 
FANDANGO more than any other team we find NOMADIC TRIBE.  SUNSET, are we going to 
accept, or respect this sort of thing?  The most challenged warrior this turn was 
LIGHT BRIGADE's warrior ASSASSIN.  More fighters challenged him than challenged the 
Duelmaster!   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  This is not good to see.  Why pray tell has GLASS CEILING been sent to the 
Dark Arena by FEEBLE LEGION?  And why with a 7-3-1 record??  We'd like to remind 
certain teams not to rob the graves of their enemies.  You know who you are; and it's 
considered rude.   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep your 
swords sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to 
paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRAVEYARD TAN 6278           21   7  1   108       GRIM FANDANGO (454)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CROUCHING HAMSTER 6184       21  18  1   111       D.R.I. (536)
 MUSHIKU BO 5713              21  24  1   106       KANO CLAN (106)
 SHAMAN 1706                  21   9  0   106       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 BLACK TIGER 1705             16  14  1   101       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DR. DREAM 1709               16  11  0    81       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
-MOMORO WA 5514               20  11  0    73       KANO CLAN (106)
 FOORMAN 6346                 10   9  0    70       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
 CANNON FODDER 6342           13   6  0    69       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MATSUDA KAO 5712             18  10  0    66       KANO CLAN (106)
 VULGE 6260                   14  17  1    61       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 DOILY 6298                    8   3  0    61       FEEBLE LEGION (547)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZIGGY WOLFSBANE 6432          9   5  0    51       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 DARLA 6416                    7   6  0    48       PHILTHBALLS (554)
 SARADOC 5987                  6   3  0    46       BRANDY HALL (515)
 LURKER 6264                   5   4  0    43       FORCED VENGEANCE (542)
 ELITE GUARD 6344             11   8  0    41       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
 MISASHI SAN 6084              7   7  0    41       KANO CLAN (106)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-AZURE ALBATROSS 6509          3   0  0    33       LEGRAND'S CLONE BANK (563)
 SCOUT 6450                    5   6  0    32       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
 MEGA ROKU 6091                6   8  2    28       KANO CLAN (106)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RED ROBIN 6413                6   5  0    26       DOC LEGRAND'S AVIANS (57)
 ASSASSIN 6495                 4   3  0    24       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
-PETULANT PETRAL 6510          2   1  0    24       LEGRAND'S CLONE BANK (563)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NEVERMOOR 6527                2   0  0    22       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
-SUPPLE SWAN 6507              3   0  0    19       LEGRAND'S CLONE BANK (563)
 URSA MINOR 6526               1   1  0    19       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 LUKE BECKER 6518              3   1  0    17       PHILTHBALLS (554)
-SOCRATES OF SHRED 6451        4   4  0    16       D.R.I. (536)
 HAMMETT 6488                  3   6  0    15       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 O'FLAHERTY 6530               1   0  1    15       LITERATE LOONS (538)
-HALLOWED HERON 6511           1   2  0    14       LEGRAND'S CLONE BANK (563)
-CRYSTAL CONDOR 6439           2   6  0    12       DOC LEGRAND'S AVIANS (57)
 FELT 6496                     1   1  0    12       FEEBLE LEGION (547)
-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)
-ELEGANT EGRET 6521            1   1  0     9       LEGRAND'S CLONE BANK (563)
 JIMBODEENI 6524               2   1  1     8       PHILTHBALLS (554)
 DENNY LEE 6519                2   2  0     8       PHILTHBALLS (554)
 STAY GOLD 6512                1   4  0     8       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
-JUSTIN CREDIBLE 6514          2   1  0     7       D.R.I. (536)
-UNCLE SLAM 6506               1   3  0     6       D.R.I. (536)
 WHITMAN 6531                  1   0  0     6       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 PHILLYDOG 6528                0   2  0     2       PHILTHBALLS (554)
-PIRHANA 6492                  0   2  0     2       NASTY MOB (456)
 TRUTH 6529                    0   1  0     1       FEEBLE LEGION (547)
 LAGERKVIST 6532               0   1  0     1       LITERATE LOONS (538)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
PERSISTENT BEGGAR 391  0  1 0   1                   O'FLAHERTY 6530       563 NONE    
GENGHIS TRON 6311     12  9 1 D.R.I. 536            BLACK TIGER 1705      561         
GLASS CEILING 6299     7  4 1 FEEBLE LEGION 547     STONE GOLEM 413       563 NONE    
FOG 6497               1  1 0 FEEBLE LEGION 547     SPYMASTER 409         563 NONE    
SLEDGE 6513            0  5 0 GRIM FANDANGO 454     BLACK ORC 407         563 NONE    
SOLZHENITSYN 6503      3  4 0 LITERATE LOONS 538    BLACK ORC 407         563 NONE    
SHERWOOD 6208         14 22 0 LITERATE LOONS 538    GRAVEYARD TAN 6278    560 REVENGED
O'CONNOR 6522          0  2 0 LITERATE LOONS 538    JIMBODEENI 6524       562         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Solzhenitsyn -- Six fights and three wins is more than enough for a 3 wit scum.  If
only you had had the advantage of being challenged by Grim Fandango every turn.... --
Sherman, mgr Lit. Loons

Crouching Hamster -- Too quick and too skilled for me.  Who made the dim-witted
decision not to avoid?  I wash my hands of it.... -- Bulgakov (peacefully, Zenfully,
immortal)

Stik (aka the Donald Trump of Duel II or the Hindenburg of bloated egos) -- Recently
departed:  turn 562 of Sunset arena.  Recently departed:  turn 226 of Stik self-
indulgently stating his manifesto of how to play his game.  That barn-sized self-
image of yours (much like Ms. Merriwether's rear as she turned around to write on the
chalkboard) is far too easy a target not to shoot spitballs at. -- Sherman

Fodder -- That's what I get for showing up hung over.  Where's the crits?!? -- Vulge

Hamster -- Congrats on the throne, keep crouching, lookout! -- Graveyard Tan

Solzhenitsyn -- The old man should know better than to keep trying that matchup
early, but oh well...perhaps again later if we both still live. -- Stay Gold

D.R.I. -- I apologize for my absence during the first bloodfeud turn.  It was not
Intentional.  I was supposed to fight and was very surprised and disappointed to
discover that some paperwork snafu had caused me to miss.  Not only was the miss
poorly timed after a death, but it also cost me my shot at Bulgakov.  Rest assured, I
shall make every effort to be available for the last three turns of the bloodfeud
should you wish to try and uphold your fallen teammate's honor. -- Black Tiger

Momoro Wa -- He fights!  I was surprised to see your name on the active board--stay
active for awhile and lets see what you can do! -- Shaman

Mushiku Bo -- No challenge--just a nice little random match that numerically should
have favored you.  Guess not. -- Dr. Dream

Foorman -- That was not how that was supposed to go.  It was close, but you got in
that one last lucky blow. -- Ziggy

Felt -- The Feeble Legion is back! -- Ursa Minor

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

GLASS CEILING was dealt death by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
SOLZHENITSYN was savagely slain by BLACK ORC in a exciting 3 minute Dark Arena melee.
SLEDGE was dispatched by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
FOG was dealt death by SPYMASTER in a 2 minute gory Dark Arena fight.
MUSHIKU BO demolished DR. DREAM in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
VULGE was unbelievably bested by CANNON FODDER in a 5 minute Challenge fight.
SARADOC overpowered ASSASSIN in a popular 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
STAY GOLD unbelievably bested PHILLYDOG in a 2 minute beginner's Challenge duel.
GRAVEYARD TAN luckily beat BLACK TIGER in a popular 3 minute expert's Title duel.
SHAMAN defeated VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 3 minute expert's match.
FOORMAN beat KUNG-FU MASTER in a 2 minute fight.
DOILY luckily beat MISASHI SAN in a crowd pleasing 3 minute match.
DARLA viciously subdued ELITE GUARD in a 2 minute brutal contest.
LURKER was subdued by ZIGGY WOLFSBANE in a popular 3 minute brawl.
MEGA ROKU overcame FELT in a 2 minute conflict.
SCOUT overpowered JIMBODEENI in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
HAMMETT was devastated by URSA MINOR in a 1 minute uneven duel.
LUKE BECKER overpowered LAGERKVIST in a 2 minute mismatched brawl.
DENNY LEE was devastated by NEVERMOOR in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
TRUTH was subdued by WHITMAN in a 3 minute novice's bout.
O'FLAHERTY executed PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a unpopular 3 minute mismatched fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         PARRY-LUNGE       17 -   7 -  1      71  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         WALL OF STEEL     33 -  15 -  1      69  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         TOTAL PARRY       41 -  31 -  0      57  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         SLASHING ATTACK   26 -  26 -  1      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         STRIKING ATTACK   38 -  39 -  4      49  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         AIMED BLOW        10 -  12 -  0      45  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         BASHING ATTACK    24 -  30 -  3      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    36 -  51 -  2      41  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-STRIKE      20 -  35 -  1      36  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  13 -  0      13  |

Turn 563 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         2 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  5         4  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         2  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  2                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  2                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      GRAVEYARD TAN 6278         21   7  1  108 GRIM FANDANGO (454)
TOTAL PARRY      SHAMAN 1706                21   9  0  106 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
STRIKING ATTACK  BLACK TIGER 1705           16  14  1  101 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
PARRY-STRIKE     DR. DREAM 1709             16  11  0   81 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
SLASHING ATTACK  FOORMAN 6346               10   9  0   70 LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
WALL OF STEEL    DOILY 6298                  8   3  0   61 FEEBLE LEGION (547)
LUNGING ATTACK   DARLA 6416                  7   6  0   48 PHILTHBALLS (554)
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 VULGE 6260.  The ten other most popular fighters were BLACK TIGER 1705, MISASHI 
SAN 6084, GLASS CEILING 6299, LURKER 6264, MUSHIKU BO 5713, SARADOC 5987, DARLA 6416, 
FELT 6496, WHITMAN 6531, and FOG 6497.

The least popular fighter this week was O'FLAHERTY 6530.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were TRUTH 6529, DENNY LEE 6519, LAGERKVIST 6532, HAMMETT 6488, JIMBODEENI 
6524, ELITE GUARD 6344, ASSASSIN 6495, SCOUT 6450, DR. DREAM 1709, and SOLZHENITSYN 
6503.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

MUSHIKU BO (21-5713) KANO CLAN (106)