DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/04/2007    Duedate: 07/17/2007

SUNSET ARENA

DM-21    TURN-564

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SHAMAN
NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
(21-1706) [22-9-0,118]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SHAMAN                         PETULANT PETRAL
NOMADIC TRIBE (160)            LEGRAND'S CLONE BANK (563)
(21-1706) [22-9-0,118]         (21-6510) [3-1-0,33]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BLACK TIGER                    BLACK TIGER
NOMADIC TRIBE (160)            NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
(21-1705) [17-14-1,105]        (21-1705) [17-14-1,105]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

LIGHT BRIGADE (549)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. GRIM FANDANGO (454)         23
2. NOMADIC TRIBE (160)         18      NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
3. LITERATE LOONS (538)        13      Unchartered Team
4. LIGHT BRIGADE (549)          9
5. FEEBLE LEGION (547)          6LEGRAND'S CLONE BANK (563)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 3*BRANDY HALL (515)          7   3  0 70.0   1/ 1 LIGHT BRIGADE (549)      10  5 0
 2/ 4 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)       94  61  2 60.6   2/ 2 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)       9  5 0
 3/ 2*LEGRAND'S CLONE BA (563)  11   8  0 57.9   3/ 5 GRIM FANDANGO (454)       7  7 1
 4- 5 D.R.I. (536)             101  85  7 54.3   4/ 6 LITERATE LOONS (538)      5 10 1
 5/ 6 GRIM FANDANGO (454)      376 333 12 53.0   5- 3 PHILTHBALLS (554)         4  6 1
 6/ 7 LIGHT BRIGADE (549)       53  47  0 53.0   6/ 7 FEEBLE LEGION (547)       4  6 0
 7/ 8 FEEBLE LEGION (547)       23  26  2 46.9   7- 9*BRANDY HALL (515)         2  0 0
 8/ 9 LITERATE LOONS (538)      92 108  6 46.0   8- 8 KANO CLAN (106)           2  4 0
 9-10 PHILTHBALLS (554)         34  41  2 45.3   9-10 D.R.I. (536)              1  0 0
10-12 KANO CLAN (106)          192 272 11 41.4  10/12 FORCED VENGEANCE (542)    1  2 0
11/13 FORCED VENGEANCE (542)     8  24  0 25.0  11/ 4*LEGRAND'S CLONE BA (563)  1  4 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.

Well, Hamster crouched so damn low he threw his furry little back out and couldn't
make it to the fights in time, so here I sit at last after another fine battle with
Black Tiger, a worthy adversary no doubt!  You almost had me that time, but you gotta
watch us plungers, we're very sneaky when we finally decide to fight back!

Perhaps this week I'll get my chance at Mushiku Bo on his way out at long last.  Does
he have the offense with his faves knowledge to take me out?  I'm sure he'd love to,
but I doubt it.  If I can hold him off and sit the throne for two more turns I'll be
outta here (looks like with just one more I'll be one PP short, damnit!), and Stik
will be MOST thankful to finally get one of my style graduated from Sunset.  We shall
see.  Until then I remain....

Graveyard Tan
Duelmaster of Sunset

                                      SPY REPORT

     Ready for some action-packed adventure, some thrills, chills and spills?  Well 
fergit it, cause this is the Spyreport for SUNSET.  I don't wanna hurt anybody's 
feelings or anything, but LEGRAND'S CLONE BANK really goofed with their 1-4-0.  MVP 
award for VULGE?  GRIM FANDANGO's proud of him after beating FOORMAN and getting 16 
points.  Talk about yer big time losers!  FOORMAN got smashed by VULGE, and lost 15 
points!  Was that a tear I saw in SHAMAN's eye, as he took over Duelmastership?  And 
wasn't GRAVEYARD TAN fit to be tied!  Who was the wiseguy that said SUNSET's 
Duelmaster was paying for drinks at Cagliostro's Castle?  Don't look at me!   
     Look, you guys stick to fighting, all right?  The warriors of GRIM FANDANGO must 
be getting lonely.  They were the most avoided team.  Do you guys know something that 
I don't?  Hhmph!  What kind of warriors are NOMADIC TRIBE?  GRIM FANDANGO, an easy 
team to beat if I ever saw one, can't get them to accept an invitation!  Like, is 
HAMMETT popular, or what?  He was challenged the most in all of SUNSET!  He's got a 
3-7-0, is that good?  PETULANT PETRAL must not be a good enough fighter to get in 
fair fights.  It challenged HAMMETT.  9 is a big difference.  (Well, that's what they 
tell me.) I thought PETULANT PETRAL showed great skill and promise when it subdued 
HAMMETT.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     What does a fighter fight for?  I mean, the crowds don't give a hoot if someone 
gets killed.  Not after four more fights.  Hey you guys, don't you think your 
families would like to hear from you?  Write!  (Or have someone write for you.)  
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I'm getting tired of writing this stuff, so I'm calling it quits.  I had a fun 
time, see you later-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHAMAN 1706                  22   9  0   118       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CROUCHING HAMSTER 6184       21  18  1   111       D.R.I. (536)
 BLACK TIGER 1705             17  14  1   105       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 GRAVEYARD TAN 6278           21   8  1    99       GRIM FANDANGO (454)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VULGE 6260                   15  17  1    77       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
-MOMORO WA 5514               20  11  0    73       KANO CLAN (106)
 CANNON FODDER 6342           13   7  0    73       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
 DR. DREAM 1709               16  12  0    70       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MATSUDA KAO 5712             18  10  0    66       KANO CLAN (106)
-DOILY 6298                    8   3  0    61       FEEBLE LEGION (547)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZIGGY WOLFSBANE 6432         10   5  0    59       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FOORMAN 6346                 10  10  0    55       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
 ELITE GUARD 6344             12   8  0    53       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
-DARLA 6416                    7   6  0    48       PHILTHBALLS (554)
-SARADOC 5987                  6   3  0    46       BRANDY HALL (515)
-MISASHI SAN 6084              7   7  0    41       KANO CLAN (106)
 LURKER 6264                   5   5  0    40       FORCED VENGEANCE (542)
 SCOUT 6450                    6   6  0    37       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PETULANT PETRAL 6510          3   1  0    33       LEGRAND'S CLONE BANK (563)
 NEVERMOOR 6527                3   0  0    31       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 AZURE ALBATROSS 6509          3   1  0    30       LEGRAND'S CLONE BANK (563)
-MEGA ROKU 6091                6   8  2    28       KANO CLAN (106)
 ASSASSIN 6495                 5   3  0    27       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
-RED ROBIN 6413                6   5  0    26       DOC LEGRAND'S AVIANS (57)
 URSA MINOR 6526               2   1  0    24       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LUKE BECKER 6518              3   1  0    17       PHILTHBALLS (554)
 SUPPLE SWAN 6507              3   1  0    17       LEGRAND'S CLONE BANK (563)
-SOCRATES OF SHRED 6451        4   4  0    16       D.R.I. (536)
 HAMMETT 6488                  3   7  0    16       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 BALZAC 6536                   1   0  0    15       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 STAY GOLD 6512                2   4  1    14       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
-CRYSTAL CONDOR 6439           2   6  0    12       DOC LEGRAND'S AVIANS (57)
-FELT 6496                     1   1  0    12       FEEBLE LEGION (547)
 HALLOWED HERON 6511           1   3  0    12       LEGRAND'S CLONE BANK (563)
-DENIZEN 6478                  1   0  0    11       FORCED VENGEANCE (542)
-GORBADOC 5985                 1   0  0    11       BRANDY HALL (515)
 WHITMAN 6531                  2   0  0     9       LITERATE LOONS (538)
-JIMBODEENI 6524               2   1  1     8       PHILTHBALLS (554)
-DENNY LEE 6519                2   2  0     8       PHILTHBALLS (554)
 O'FLAHERTY 6530               1   1  1     8       LITERATE LOONS (538)
-JUSTIN CREDIBLE 6514          2   1  0     7       D.R.I. (536)
-UNCLE SLAM 6506               1   3  0     6       D.R.I. (536)
-PHILLYDOG 6528                0   2  0     2       PHILTHBALLS (554)
 LAGERKVIST 6532               0   2  0     2       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 BLAKOUT 6535                  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?
GENGHIS TRON 6311     12  9 1 D.R.I. 536            BLACK TIGER 1705      561         
TRUTH 6529             0  2 0 FEEBLE LEGION 547     DARK CHAMPION 411     564 NONE    
AGE 6533               0  1 0 FEEBLE LEGION 547     MR. TWISTER 405       564 NONE    
ELEGANT EGRET 6521     1  2 0 LEGRAND'S CLONE B 563 STAY GOLD 6512        564         
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 -- If only your boss had kept your candyass around one more turn, your
wish would've been granted and I'd have saved him having to fill out a DA strat. --
Nevermoor

Mushiku Bo -- Congrats on your invite at last, enjoy retirement. -- Grim Fandango

Cannon Fodder -- #$^%&*!#$%.... -- Your new best friend Vulge

Philly Dog -- That self-abuse thing you've got going isn't good for your arena
career.  Course, the same could apply to me.... -- Stay Gold

Sherman (a.k.a. the Rosy O'Donnell of Duel2) -- (stepping out of gold-plated limo,
squinting, pooching lips and and checking comb-over)  Said the pot to the kettle...as
if your meandering tirades filled with oddball cryptic references and 7th grade
insults weren't just as bad...it was your constant pissing and moaning about how
other people, particularly some veteran managers I have a lot of respect for and who
are much more successful than you, play the game that led to my initial bloated
response to you.  But that's all out there now, archived for all to enjoy.  Feel free
to continue to entertain the rest of us with your little act.  Oh, and you stink on
the View, your broadway show bombed, your magazine failed, you're fat pig, really not
a good person, blah blah blah...........THE APPRENTICE!!! -- Stik

Ursa Minor -- Indeed -- Seraphim

Sunset -- 50% slipping, must hold on...too feeble...drat. -- Seraphim

Mushiku Bo -- Nice turn around.  Congrats on your graduation--enjoy the isle and all
it has to offer. -- Dr. Dream and the Tribe

D.R.I. -- We missed the opportunity last turn, but better late than never--
congratulations on reaching the century mark in wins.  It is an accomplishment! --
Nomad and his Tribe

Sherman and the Loons -- We also missed your landmark accomplishment as you managed
to reach the 100 loss mark.  While perhaps not a reason for celebration, it does at
least indicate your willingness to stick it out.  And, on a more positive note, it
would appear that win number 100 isn't all that far behind. -- Nomad and his Tribe

Sherman -- Wait, did I read that ad correctly?  The same manager that periodically
complains about scum was running a 3 wit TP?!  Now, that is truly classic! -- Nomad

Graveyard Tan -- Congrats on the Title!  I almost had you that time. -- Black Tiger

Lurker -- Nice try, just not quite nice enough. -- Ziggy Wolfsbane

Hammett -- Considering your sizable experience advantage, that wasn't much of an
effort.  Thanks for providing me with my first win! -- Ursa Minor

Black Tiger -- I'm sure your missed battle shot at me, while hiding from Crouching
Hamster, (who apparently was cowering from himself), was better spent catching
stardust.  Or, even better yet, picking fleas. -- Bulgakov, retired, totally

Luke Becker(?) -- What, you weren't clever enough to come up with Joe Smith? --
Lagkervist

Ursa Minor -- Bad match-up for me.  The Major version would've been all I could do to
stop from having my head chopped off. -- Hamsun

Truth -- And the honest unconditional truth is...you stink. -- Whitman

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

TRUTH was butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
AGE was butchered by MR. TWISTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
VULGE demolished FOORMAN in a 1 minute gory one-sided Challenge melee.
PETULANT PETRAL vanquished HAMMETT in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
SUPPLE SWAN was defeated by SCOUT in a exciting 1 minute Challenge fight.
ELEGANT EGRET was dealt death by STAY GOLD in a dull 7 minute gory Challenge brawl.
NEVERMOOR devastated O'FLAHERTY in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
GRAVEYARD TAN was overcome by SHAMAN in a 6 minute expert's Title fight.
BLACK TIGER viciously subdued CANNON FODDER in a action packed 2 minute gruesome duel.
DR. DREAM was defeated by KUNG-FU MASTER in a action packed 1 minute duel.
LURKER was overpowered by ELITE GUARD in a action packed 2 minute one-sided fight.
ZIGGY WOLFSBANE overpowered AZURE ALBATROSS in a 4 minute brutal one-sided fight.
ASSASSIN bested HALLOWED HERON in a 4 minute conflict.
URSA MINOR devastated LAGERKVIST in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
WHITMAN bested BLAKOUT in a 2 minute amateur's bout.
BALZAC overcame EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 6 minute gory beginner's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         WALL OF STEEL     33 -  12 -  1      73  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         PARRY-LUNGE       15 -   9 -  1      63  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         TOTAL PARRY       36 -  27 -  0      57  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         AIMED BLOW        10 -  10 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         SLASHING ATTACK   23 -  25 -  1      48  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK   33 -  36 -  3      48  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         LUNGING ATTACK    34 -  45 -  2      43  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         BASHING ATTACK    20 -  29 -  2      41  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-STRIKE      18 -  35 -  1      34  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -  13 -  1      24  |

Turn 564 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 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  2         5  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  3         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  3         1  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  2                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      SHAMAN 1706                22   9  0  118 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
STRIKING ATTACK  BLACK TIGER 1705           17  14  1  105 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
PARRY-LUNGE      GRAVEYARD TAN 6278         21   8  1   99 GRIM FANDANGO (454)
PARRY-STRIKE     DR. DREAM 1709             16  12  0   70 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
WALL OF STEEL    ELITE GUARD 6344           12   8  0   53 LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BLACK TIGER 1705.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was BLACK TIGER 1705.  The ten other most popular fighters were LURKER 6264, 
AZURE ALBATROSS 6509, ASSASSIN 6495, ZIGGY WOLFSBANE 6432, PETULANT PETRAL 6510, 
SCOUT 6450, GRAVEYARD TAN 6278, BLAKOUT 6535, VULGE 6260, and NEVERMOOR 6527.

The least popular fighter this week was ELEGANT EGRET 6521.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were STAY GOLD 6512, HALLOWED HERON 6511, LAGERKVIST 6532, SHAMAN 
1706, O'FLAHERTY 6530, HAMMETT 6488, AGE 6533, TRUTH 6529, DR. DREAM 1709, and CANNON 
FODDER 6342.

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

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

                           SUMMER FACE-TO-FACE IN ATLANTA!

Our next summer FTF will be held in Atlanta, Georgia, July 27-29, 2007.  It will be 
held at the Sheraton Buckhead Hotel in Atlanta, on 3405 Lenox Road NE (404-261-9250). 
Room rates are $95.00 per night, 1-4 occupancy.  There is a free shuttle from the 
MARTA station two blocks away and free parking, high speed internet (for extra charge), 
fitness center, jacuzzi, and pool.  The rooms are blocked--ask for the Reality 
Simulations room block.  Look for transportation info in the tournament information 
sheet.  We hope you're all looking forward to it and that we will see you there!