DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/18/2007    Duedate: 07/31/2007

SUNSET ARENA

DM-21    TURN-565

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SHAMAN
NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
(21-1706) [23-9-0,127]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SHAMAN                         AZURE ALBATROSS
NOMADIC TRIBE (160)            LEGRAND'S CLONE BANK (563)
(21-1706) [23-9-0,127]         (21-6509) [3-2-0,33]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

VULGE                          VULGE
GRIM FANDANGO (454)            GRIM FANDANGO (454)
(21-6260) [15-18-1,75]         (21-6260) [15-18-1,75]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

NOMADIC TRIBE (160)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. PENTAGONAL PINK (564)       42
2. SEA DOGS (533)              28      SEA DOGS (533)
3. PHILTHBALLS (554)           26      Unchartered Team
4. KANO CLAN (106)             26
5. LEGRAND'S CLONE BANK (563)  10      PENTAGONAL PINK (564)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0 SEA DOGS (533)            25  14  2 64.1   1/ 2 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)      11  4 0
 2/ 1 BRANDY HALL (515)          7   4  0 63.6   2/ 1 LIGHT BRIGADE (549)       9  6 0
 3/ 2 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)       98  62  2 61.3   3/ 3 GRIM FANDANGO (454)       8  7 1
 4/ 0*PENTAGONAL PINK (564)      3   2  0 60.0   4/ 4 LITERATE LOONS (538)      6  9 1
 5/ 6 LIGHT BRIGADE (549)       56  49  0 53.3   5/ 5 PHILTHBALLS (554)         5  5 0
 6/ 5 GRIM FANDANGO (454)      378 336 12 52.9   6/ 8 KANO CLAN (106)           4  2 0
 7/ 3*LEGRAND'S CLONE BA (563)  12  11  0 52.2   7/ 0*PENTAGONAL PINK (564)     3  2 0
 8/ 9 PHILTHBALLS (554)         37  43  2 46.3   8/11*LEGRAND'S CLONE BA (563)  2  7 0
 9/ 8 LITERATE LOONS (538)      94 111  6 45.9   9/ 0 SEA DOGS (533)            1  0 0
10/ 7 FEEBLE LEGION (547)       23  28  2 45.1  10/ 7 BRANDY HALL (515)         1  1 0
11/10 KANO CLAN (106)          194 273 11 41.5  11/ 6 FEEBLE LEGION (547)       1  8 0
12-11 FORCED VENGEANCE (542)     8  24  0 25.0  12-10 FORCED VENGEANCE (542)    0  2 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, Graveyard Tan, the odds of your matching up with a Tribemember were pretty
good.  Luckily for us, you got me!  Unless we can convince the Hamster to come out of
hiding soon we may be seeing more of each other.  It was a nice little match-up.

As for the arena as a whole, it would seem that the Donald and Rosie are getting a
bit feisty.  Nothing wrong with a little chatter to get things going.  I keep
expecting one as Literate as Sherman to make use of clever quotations in his ads.
Instead he chooses to label people using references to popular tv?  Members of the
Literature Hall of Fame are turning over in their grave!  As for the one labeled as
Donald, well, what does one really expect from a Fandango?  A funky interpretive
dance?  Ah well, to each their own.

My personal preference is simply to stay on this throne for awhile.

Shaman, Duelmaster of Sunset

                                      SPY REPORT

     Oh, hi.  Its just little 'ol Debby Tonte.  Thought I'd check out SUNSET to see 
what's new.  Too bad, LIGHT BRIGADE, but NOMADIC TRIBE was just too good to be 
stopped.  I don't wanna hurt anybody's feelings or anything, but FEEBLE LEGION really 
goofed with their 0-2-0.  The guys at LEGRAND'S CLONE BANK like really pulled 
together to get a 1-3-0 this turn, moving up by 3.  One team deserves special mention 
'cause they moved up 1 after going 4-1-0.  Keep it up, NOMADIC TRIBE!  MVP award for 
GANGPLANK RIDER?  SEA DOGS' proud of him after beating BLACK TIGER and getting 28 
points.  Talk about yer big time losers!  BLACK TIGER got smashed by GANGPLANK RIDER, 
and lost 28 points!  Don't you think the Duelmaster is being unfair?  I think SHAMAN 
should let GRAVEYARD TAN be Duelmaster for a while, without fighting about it.  I 
hear the top team insists all their warriors get nine hours sleep.  They want 
photogenic fighters for PR photos.   
     I gotta admit I haven't been in "deep con caves" with any spies.  Really, I just 
wing this stuff.  NOMADIC TRIBE was SUNSET's most avoided team.  Is there some award 
for that?  Hhmph!  What kind of warriors are GRIM FANDANGO?  NOMADIC TRIBE, an easy 
team to beat if I ever saw one, can't get them to accept an invitation!  Can GRIM 
FANDANGO's BLAKOUT be more popular than me?  He was challenged the most, but is that 
really the same?  See if I ever talk to NEVERMOOR again!  HALLOWED HERON was so low 
when He challenged he.  Hhmph!  If NEVERMOOR can't beat a warrior 19 points below 
himself, that he CHALLENGED, he oughtta be selling food in the stands!  STAY GOLD 
must not be a good enough fighter to get in fair fights.  He challenged LAGERKVIST.  
12 is a big difference.  (Well, that's what they tell me.) I thought STAY GOLD showed 
great skill and promise when he bested LAGERKVIST.  All right, so I slept through it! 
Big deal!   
     Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other!  Don't you guys ever give 
it a break?  Everyone has problems, but why did PHILTHBALLS send LUKE BECKER to the 
Dark Arena?  He had a 3-1-0, and I thought he looked neat on the sands...  What if 
they had a fight and nobody showed up?  I'd be out of a job, that's what!!!   
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I know how much you like reading this stuff, but I really should stop.  I had 
a fun time, see you later-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHAMAN 1706                  23   9  0   127       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRAVEYARD TAN 6278           21   9  1    97       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 GANGPLANK RIDER 6159          7   1  0    96       SEA DOGS (533)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DR. DREAM 1709               17  12  0    81       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CANNON FODDER 6342           14   7  0    81       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
 BLACK TIGER 1705             17  15  1    77       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 VULGE 6260                   15  18  1    75       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
-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)
 FOORMAN 6346                 11  10  0    65       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
 ZIGGY WOLFSBANE 6432         11   5  0    61       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
-DOILY 6298                    8   3  0    61       FEEBLE LEGION (547)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ELITE GUARD 6344             13   8  0    55       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
 DARLA 6416                    8   6  0    54       PHILTHBALLS (554)
 MISASHI SAN 6084              7   8  0    46       KANO CLAN (106)
-PARROT KEEPER 6157            5   4  1    42       SEA DOGS (533)
-LURKER 6264                   5   5  0    40       FORCED VENGEANCE (542)
 MEGA ROKU 6091                7   8  2    38       KANO CLAN (106)
 SARADOC 5987                  6   4  0    38       BRANDY HALL (515)
-GOLDENBEARD 6202              3   0  0    35       SEA DOGS (533)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AZURE ALBATROSS 6509          3   2  0    33       LEGRAND'S CLONE BANK (563)
 SCOUT 6450                    6   7  0    30       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
 HALLOWED HERON 6511           2   3  0    29       LEGRAND'S CLONE BANK (563)
 URSA MINOR 6526               3   1  0    27       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
-RED ROBIN 6413                6   5  0    26       DOC LEGRAND'S AVIANS (57)
 PETULANT PETRAL 6510          3   2  0    25       LEGRAND'S CLONE BANK (563)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ASSASSIN 6495                 5   4  0    23       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
 HAMMETT 6488                  4   7  0    23       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 REED 6539                     1   0  0    20       PENTAGONAL PINK (564)
 JIMBODEENI 6524               3   1  1    18       PHILTHBALLS (554)
 STAY GOLD 6512                3   4  1    17       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 NEVERMOOR 6527                3   1  0    17       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 BALZAC 6536                   2   0  0    17       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 DENNY LEE 6519                3   2  0    16       PHILTHBALLS (554)
 SUPPLE SWAN 6507              3   2  0    15       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)
 BLAKOUT 6535                  1   1  0    12       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 ROCK 6540                     1   0  0    11       PENTAGONAL PINK (564)
 MUKEI TARO 6548               1   0  0    11       KANO CLAN (106)
-DENIZEN 6478                  1   0  0    11       FORCED VENGEANCE (542)
-GORBADOC 5985                 1   0  0    11       BRANDY HALL (515)
 WHITMAN 6531                  2   1  0     9       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 WILL 6541                     1   0  0     9       PENTAGONAL PINK (564)
 O'FLAHERTY 6530               1   2  1     6       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 PHILLYDOG 6528                0   3  0     3       PHILTHBALLS (554)
 LAGERKVIST 6532               0   3  0     3       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 FRED 6537                     0   1  0     1       PENTAGONAL PINK (564)
 JACK 6538                     0   1  0     1       PENTAGONAL PINK (564)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
ALPHA 6549             0  1 0 FEEBLE LEGION 547     QUICKSILVER 406       565 NONE    
BRAVO 6550             0  1 0 FEEBLE LEGION 547     SHEWISH GIANT 408     565 NONE    
ELEGANT EGRET 6521     1  2 0 LEGRAND'S CLONE B 563 STAY GOLD 6512        564         
O'CONNOR 6522          0  2 0 LITERATE LOONS 538    JIMBODEENI 6524       562         
LUKE BECKER 6518       3  2 0 PHILTHBALLS 554       DARK CHAMPION 411     565 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Shaman -- ongrats on your win and the title, made me look silly!  Now stay there a
while so we can free up this friggin' logjam! -- Graveyard Tan

Legrand's Clone Bank -- Don't look at me, I'm just as surprised as you!  The Old
Man's wondering if it'll be the fearsome old Doc Legrand bloodfeud style of the past
or a kinder, gentler new way of handling things?  It was your challenge, after all...
and I was just getting used to winning, too. -- Stay Gold the Unlucky

O'Flaherty -- I see a torchlight fight in your near future, son. -- Nevermoor

Foorman -- (wink!) -- Vulge

Whitman -- Nt the debut I was hoping for.  You were supposed to go down amidst a
flurry of vicious, bloody crits to the head and upper body region, not...that other
thing that happened.... -- Blakout

Down to 11 teams, four of which didn't fight?!?!???  What is up with our Sunset,
people??  Damion, Shaman, Ultraist, Doc Steele, Sir Steel, Papa Bear, Crip, where are
the VETS???  Anybody got a tongue besides me, Nomad, and Sherman???  Look alive out
there!!! -- Stik and Grim Fandango

Cannon Fodder -- That was an exciting fight.  Perhaps you should be renamed "Tiger
Food" since we don't have many cannons in the area. -- Black Tiger

Albatross -- Perhaps that wasn't the best match-up for you.  I might have had a
slight FE advantage. -- Ziggy Birdbane

Lagerkvist -- That is one ugly novel you seem to be writing at the moment.  Stick it
out and perhaps you will find a happy ending. -- Ursa Minor

Hamsun!!???  Did I fight a ghost?  I would have sworn it was Hammett I fought.  Those
crazy loons are spooks now also!  As if a crazy bird isn't enough! -- Ursa Minor

9 July 2007
I have not been receiving my physical turns in a reliable manner lately.  If there
are diplos with the turns that go missing, they're gone for good.  So if you send me
a diplo and do not see an acknowledgement of receipt in the personals, know that I
have not gotten it (yet).  If you have email, contact me at Livia AT reality DOT com.
If you don't have email, keep trying with the diplos.  We are working on this
problem. -- the Scribe/Jorja/Leeta
P.S.  If you email me, put "Re DM" on the subject line.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

LUKE BECKER was butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
ALPHA was slaughtered by QUICKSILVER in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
BRAVO was easily killed by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
VULGE was luckily beaten by CANNON FODDER in a 6 minute master's Challenge duel.
SARADOC was overpowered by FOORMAN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
NEVERMOOR was bested by HALLOWED HERON in a 3 minute Challenge duel.
STAY GOLD defeated LAGERKVIST in a 4 minute Challenge struggle.
PHILLYDOG was overpowered by BLAKOUT in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
JIMBODEENI overpowered O'FLAHERTY in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
DENNY LEE viciously subdued SUPPLE SWAN in a crowd boring 10 minute Challenge duel.
WHITMAN lost to URSA MINOR in a 1 minute gory novice's Challenge duel.
SHAMAN outlasted GRAVEYARD TAN in a slow 8 minute veteran's Title melee.
BLACK TIGER was demolished by GANGPLANK RIDER in a 1 minute mismatched match.
DR. DREAM handily defeated CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
ZIGGY WOLFSBANE luckily beat MISASHI SAN in a crowd pleasing 3 minute conflict.
ELITE GUARD defeated AZURE ALBATROSS in a 4 minute gory duel.
DARLA devastated ASSASSIN in a 1 minute uneven duel.
SCOUT was overpowered by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
PETULANT PETRAL was bested by MEGA ROKU in a exciting 1 minute fight.
HAMMETT demolished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
BALZAC beat FRED in a 3 minute amateur's fight.
REED devastated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
ROCK defeated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 2 minute novice's duel.
WILL beat PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a dull 3 minute beginner's fray.
MUKEI TARO devastated JACK in a 2 minute one-sided bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|PARRY-STRIKE                     7         WALL OF STEEL     30 -  12 -  1      71  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         TOTAL PARRY       33 -  24 -  0      58  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         STRIKING ATTACK   34 -  28 -  3      55  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         PARRY-LUNGE       12 -  10 -  1      55  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         AIMED BLOW        10 -   9 -  0      53  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         SLASHING ATTACK   22 -  24 -  1      48  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         LUNGING ATTACK    33 -  42 -  2      44  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         BASHING ATTACK    17 -  25 -  1      40  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -  13 -  1      35  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-STRIKE      16 -  35 -  1      31  |

Turn 565 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      SHAMAN 1706                23   9  0  127 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
PARRY-LUNGE      GRAVEYARD TAN 6278         21   9  1   97 GRIM FANDANGO (454)
STRIKING ATTACK  GANGPLANK RIDER 6159        7   1  0   96 SEA DOGS (533)
PARRY-STRIKE     DR. DREAM 1709             17  12  0   81 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
SLASHING ATTACK  FOORMAN 6346               11  10  0   65 LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
WALL OF STEEL    ELITE GUARD 6344           13   8  0   55 LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
LUNGING ATTACK   DARLA 6416                  8   6  0   54 PHILTHBALLS (554)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is VULGE 6260.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
VULGE 6260.  The ten other most popular fighters were MISASHI SAN 6084, ELITE GUARD 
6344, FRED 6537, ROCK 6540, CANNON FODDER 6342, NEVERMOOR 6527, STAY GOLD 6512, URSA 
MINOR 6526, DR. DREAM 1709, and AZURE ALBATROSS 6509.

The least popular fighter this week was DENNY LEE 6519.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SHAMAN 1706, SUPPLE SWAN 6507, WILL 6541, GRAVEYARD TAN 6278, JACK 
6538, SCOUT 6450, ASSASSIN 6495, WHITMAN 6531, O'FLAHERTY 6530, and PHILLYDOG 6528.