DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/15/2005    Duedate: 06/28/2005

SOLVEN ARENA

DM-22    TURN-510

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TAX DEDUCTION
THE REPUBLICANS (103)
(22-6269) [16-12-1,114]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TAX DEDUCTION                  YASYN
THE REPUBLICANS (103)          WAY OF THE SWORD C5 (688)
(22-6269) [16-12-1,114]        (22-6073) [2-2-0,37]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

NAME DROPPER                   TAX DEDUCTION
KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)          THE REPUBLICANS (103)
(22-6306) [14-9-1,104]         (22-6269) [16-12-1,114]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE REPUBLICANS (103)       36
2. WAY OF THE SWORD C5 (688)   21      KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
3. PROJECT MAYHEM (714)        14      Unchartered Team
4. CONSPIRACY INC. (100)       10
5. NONSENSICAL (737)            7      NONSENSICAL (737)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*NONSENSICAL (737)          7   1  0 87.5   1/ 1 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)    11  4 0
 2- 2 SHADOWRIGHT (654)         15   6  0 71.4   2/ 3 THE REPUBLICANS (103)     7  8 0
 3/ 3 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)    213  99  5 68.3   3/ 4 JUST CHILLIN (699)        6  9 1
 4/ 4 CONSPIRACY INC. (100)    199 167 14 54.4   4/ 5 CONSPIRACY INC. (100)     6  9 0
 5/ 5 JUST CHILLIN (699)        99  90  9 52.4   5/ 7*NONSENSICAL (737)         5  1 0
 6/ 7 THE REPUBLICANS (103)    400 391 25 50.6   6/ 8 KISS ME (726)             5  2 1
 7- 8 MEDIEVAL CHAOS (722)      67  69  6 49.3   7- 2 MEDIEVAL CHAOS (722)      5  3 1
 8/11*PROJECT MAYHEM (714)       8   9  0 47.1   8/ 9*PROJECT MAYHEM (714)      5  4 0
 9/10 KISS ME (726)             13  16  2 44.8   9/ 6 THE ZOO (205)             5  5 0
10/ 0*THE SAVAGE KINKS (732)     3   4  0 42.9  10/12*WAY OF THE SWORD C (688)  3  5 0
11/12 THE ZOO (205)            381 523  6 42.1  11-10 SHADOWRIGHT (654)         2  0 0
12/14*WAY OF THE SWORD C (688)   5   7  1 41.7  12-11 TREE PEOPLE 2 (718)       2  0 0
13-13 TREE PEOPLE 2 (718)       19  35  1 35.2  13/ 0*THE SAVAGE KINKS (732)    1  1 0
14-15*SHADOWKINGS (736)          3  11  1 21.4  14-15*SHADOWKINGS (736)         0  5 0
15-16*OXYMORONS (698)            2  14  0 12.5  15-16*OXYMORONS (698)           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, I certainly must say, faking my death to get out of the Republicans, and into
Kellumbo's Kids was one heck of a smart move.  Look at me now!  I'm a Duelmaster,
with a pretty solid record (unlike when I was just average with Judge).  Here's
hoping for a few more turns at the top and an invite to ADM soon.

-- Schwarzenegger

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, friends and fiends, welcome to your friendly neighborhood spyreport.  
I doubt SOLVEN will ever be the same.  Now keep the taverns open late tonight, for 
there are sorrows to drown for MEDIEVAL CHAOS, whose 0-0-0 this turn dropped them by 
5 into 7th.  And let's see, SUPPLY SIDE fought ZOOIE and gained 15 points and 
contributed to THE REPUBLICANS' 3-2-0.  BLIZZARD has lost to ORON, falling 10 points, 
while helping make JUST CHILLIN a 1-4-0 turn.  And not without some honor, TAX 
DEDUCTION now claims the title and throne of Duelmaster of SOLVEN.  By the way, was 
that our Duelmaster that I saw last night, cramped under the table at The Victory 
Tavern?   
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.  THE REPUBLICANS has cause to stand 
tall, as they were SOLVEN's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team 
to beat.  And avoiding THE REPUBLICANS more than any other team we find KELLUMBO'S 
KIDS.  SOLVEN, are we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  Well, sports 
fans, take notice that TAX DEDUCTION from THE REPUBLICANS was SOLVEN's most 
challenged warrior this turn.  ELEANORTH of KELLUMBO'S KIDS had better have a good 
reason for challenging down 14 points in a challenge which she won.  I thought 
ELEANORTH showed great skill and promise when she overcame MARY JANE.  All right, so 
I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  The Victory Tavern declares a free round for CLINT EASTWOOD and all 
of THE REPUBLICANS, for having revenged JUST CHILLIN's SNOWBALL for killing one of 
their comrades.  A brave warrior does not carry a red shield, he has nothing to cover 
or hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  Always good to rest in SOLVEN, but never good to wear out my 
welcome.  Look for me in future turns.  Until you see my quill in SOLVEN again, 
farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TAX DEDUCTION 6269           16  12  1   114       THE REPUBLICANS (103)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NAME DROPPER 6306            14   9  1   104       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
 SCHWARZENEGGER 6265          20   8  0    95       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
 LUCIAS CLAY 6359             14   7  0    95       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
 EASY BREEZE 6173             18  20  3    92       JUST CHILLIN (699)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SHADOWSHADE 5902              8   1  0    89       SHADOWRIGHT (654)
 CLINT EASTWOOD 6286          15  12  0    78       THE REPUBLICANS (103)
-BIFF STREICHER 6375           8  10  1    75       MEDIEVAL CHAOS (722)
-CRIMSON WONDER 6373           9   4  0    73       MEDIEVAL CHAOS (722)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CEPACOL 6377                 12   9  2    66       MEDIEVAL CHAOS (722)
 CHRISTINE GREGOIRE 6441       7   3  1    59       CONSPIRACY INC. (100)
 SUPPLY SIDE 6358             10  12  0    57       THE REPUBLICANS (103)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HARD LUCK WOMAN 6448          6   3  0    57       KISS ME (726)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TONY BLAIR 6334              12   8  0    56       CONSPIRACY INC. (100)
 ZOOIE 6152                    8  26  1    51       THE ZOO (205)
 TAMMY 6407                   12   4  0    49       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
-SILVERSCALES 5695             5   4  0    49       SHADOWRIGHT (654)
 ARISHTARTE 6257              10  13  1    48       THE ZOO (205)
 ZEBROE 6370                   7   6  0    45       THE ZOO (205)
 YASYN 6073                    2   2  0    37       WAY OF THE SWORD C5 (688)
 BROOKS AND DUNN 6398          8  11  1    36       THE REPUBLICANS (103)
 NON SEQUITUR 6496             4   0  0    35       NONSENSICAL (737)
 ELEANORTH 6470                4   1  0    34       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KOFI ANNAN 6494               5   1  1    32       CONSPIRACY INC. (100)
 SNOWBALL 6477                 2   5  1    32       JUST CHILLIN (699)
-SLIM JIM 6440                 2   5  0    31       MEDIEVAL CHAOS (722)
 ZERO COOL 6310                4   1  0    30       PROJECT MAYHEM (714)
 ORON 6070                     1   3  0    27       WAY OF THE SWORD C5 (688)
 BLOODY KINK 6462              2   0  0    26       THE SAVAGE KINKS (732)
-STAEL 6071                    1   1  1    25       WAY OF THE SWORD C5 (688)
 NONPAREIL 6498                3   1  0    24       NONSENSICAL (737)
-D.O.A. DOMINANCE 6162         2   6  0    24       OXYMORONS (698)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RUDER THAN YOU 6309           3   2  0    23       PROJECT MAYHEM (714)
-SKOME TREE 6467               2   2  0    22       TREE PEOPLE 2 (718)
-CALIF OAK 6450                3   1  0    21       TREE PEOPLE 2 (718)
 DETROIT ROCK CITY 6423        3   2  1    20       KISS ME (726)
-FRANZ JOSEF 6471              3   1  0    20       MEDIEVAL CHAOS (722)
 MARY JANE 6308                1   4  0    18       PROJECT MAYHEM (714)
 FROZEN FANNY 6469             4   4  1    17       JUST CHILLIN (699)
-SHOUT IT OUT LOUD 6421        1   6  1    16       KISS ME (726)
 KINKY MCKINK 6463             1   1  0    16       THE SAVAGE KINKS (732)
 OH WELL 6518                  1   1  0    13       JUST CHILLIN (699)
-FOREVER 6422                  3   2  0    11       KISS ME (726)
 PLARK 6520                    1   0  0    11       WAY OF THE SWORD C5 (688)
 KOJO ANNAN 6493               2   4  0    10       CONSPIRACY INC. (100)
 BLIZZARD 6504                 2   2  0     8       JUST CHILLIN (699)
-DRAGAR 6489                   1   2  1     6       SHADOWKINGS (736)
 IQBAL RIZA 6503               1   3  0     6       CONSPIRACY INC. (100)
-LANDON 6492                   1   2  0     6       SHADOWKINGS (736)
-KELLUMBO'S COURAGE 6289       0   1  0     5       OXYMORONS (698)
-VILENTOUS 6488                0   3  0     3       SHADOWKINGS (736)
 MINUTEMAN 6521                0   1  0     1       THE REPUBLICANS (103)
-CRAVEN WOLF 6502              0   1  0     1       SHADOWKINGS (736)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
BENON SEVAN 6500       0  1 0 CONSPIRACY INC. 100   DRAGAR 6489           506 REVENGED
OHIO '04 6428          5  6 0 THE REPUBLICANS 103   SNOWBALL 6477         509 JUST REV
GANDOR 6490            1  2 0 SHADOWKINGS 736       DETROIT ROCK CIT 6423 508         
BRACUS BLADE 6491      0  1 0 SHADOWKINGS 736       KOFI ANNAN 6494       506 NOT REVE
KIWIRA 6305            8  8 0 THE ZOO 205           CEPACOL 6377          508         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Wow.  A 5-0 turn, along with 6 awards.  Sure is hard to top that.  Heck, that even
made me get off of my butt and write a personal add.  Go figure. -- Detective
Kellumbo

DOA Dominance -- Oh no, here we go again..... -- DK

Clint Eastwood -- Doesn't it just kill you when that happens? -- Name Dropper

Christine Gregoire -- I'm surprised you had time to WIN, you spent so much time and
effort LEARNING.  Gods, that's amazing.  Six skills and two ratings.  Wish I could've
done as well. -- Zooie
P.S.  Or, of course, won.

Kofi Annan -- I expected you to come with a doughnut.  Coffee always comes with a
doughnut. -- Zebroe

Yasyn -- Your team name is too long.  It gave you an unfair edge--while I was trying
to fit it into the space on my dance card, you just up and creamed me!  And I'm on a
low-fat diet, too. -- Arishtarte

21 May 2005
Amendment for "Fratsfa's Quest for the Best!"
     Managers that have teams already established in Fratsfa need not have (3) three
warriors in the initiates.  FE will NOT be a factor.  Stables may be entered at any
time.  Just announce your stable in the p-ads.
     ***************************************************************************
     This in my invitation to all managers  who wish to prove their mettle against
managers from all over Alastari.  We have limited TP's in this contest to one a team
at a time.  We DO NOT want this contest to become a scum fest as many others have,
hence the Andorian arena.  Good luck to all who come to prove their skills.  "May
your enemies' blood flow freely" -- Dark Knight Toker, Desolate Empire Alliance

7 June 2005
I am in the process of moving house, and spotlight writing for the next two months
will be very hit-and-miss. -- the Scribe

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CLINT EASTWOOD devastated SNOWBALL in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud fight.
CHRISTINE GREGOIRE was vanquished by EASY BREEZE in a 1 minute Challenge battle.
SUPPLY SIDE demolished ZOOIE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
TAMMY bested BROOKS AND DUNN in a 6 minute gory Challenge contest.
ELEANORTH defeated MARY JANE in a 2 minute Challenge match.
KOJO ANNAN was bested by NONPAREIL in a 2 minute gruesome Challenge brawl.
DETROIT ROCK CITY was defeated by NON SEQUITUR in a 3 minute Challenge struggle.
SCHWARZENEGGER was viciously subdued by TAX DEDUCTION in a 5 minute Title competition.
NAME DROPPER vanquished NOBLE ASSASSIN in a 1 minute uneven duel.
LUCIAS CLAY overpowered M. CHARDINEE in a popular 1 minute uneven duel.
YASYN was narrowly defeated by ARISHTARTE in a 2 minute beginner vs. veteran match.
ZEBROE was subdued by HARD LUCK WOMAN in a 1 minute match.
TONY BLAIR slimly won victory over CIVILIZED CRIMINAL in a 5 minute bloody conflict.
ORON demolished BLIZZARD in a 1 minute mismatched match.
RUDER THAN YOU savagely defeated IQBAL RIZA in a crowd pleasing 4 minute conflict.
KOFI ANNAN vanquished FROZEN FANNY in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
BLOODY KINK won victory over OH WELL in a 3 minute fray.
KINKY MCKINK was overpowered by ZERO COOL in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
PLARK devastated MINUTEMAN in a 2 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   8         PARRY-STRIKE      10 -   6 -  1      63  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  7         SLASHING ATTACK   19 -  13 -  1      59  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      6         WALL OF STEEL     25 -  20 -  1      56  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         LUNGING ATTACK    37 -  32 -  2      54  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         STRIKING ATTACK   36 -  34 -  1      51  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW        18 -  19 -  2      49  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         TOTAL PARRY       38 -  42 -  0      48  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        9 -  17 -  1      35  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK     6 -  13 -  0      32  |

Turn 510 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    2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         1 -  2         4  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        4 -  2     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  3                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  4                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    TAX DEDUCTION 6269         16  12  1  114 THE REPUBLICANS (103)
STRIKING ATTACK  NAME DROPPER 6306          14   9  1  104 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
TOTAL PARRY      SCHWARZENEGGER 6265        20   8  0   95 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
LUNGING ATTACK   LUCIAS CLAY 6359           14   7  0   95 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
PARRY-STRIKE     ZEBROE 6370                 7   6  0   45 THE ZOO (205)
SLASHING ATTACK  ELEANORTH 6470              4   1  0   34 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is NAME DROPPER 6306.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was TAX DEDUCTION 6269.  The ten other most popular fighters were RUDER THAN YOU 
6309, IQBAL RIZA 6503, NONPAREIL 6498, NON SEQUITUR 6496, LUCIAS CLAY 6359, YASYN 
6073, ARISHTARTE 6257, OH WELL 6518, PLARK 6520, and CLINT EASTWOOD 6286.

The least popular fighter this week was TAMMY 6407.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were KINKY MCKINK 6463, FROZEN FANNY 6469, BLIZZARD 6504, TONY BLAIR 6334, 
KOJO ANNAN 6493, ZOOIE 6152, CHRISTINE GREGOIRE 6441, SNOWBALL 6477, MINUTEMAN 6521, 
and ZEBROE 6370.

                    HOLD THE DATES!  (FACE-TO-FACE XXXV AND XXXVI)

Summer Face-to-Face Tournament XXXV in St. Louis!  
Our next summer FTF will be held in downtown St. Louis, July 29-31, 2005.  It will be 
at the Radisson Hotel & Suites, St. Louis (800-925-1395--ask for the Reality 
Simulations room block). Room rates are $99.00 per night, 1-4 occupancy.  The rooms 
are blocked--please make your reservation by mid-June before the block is released! 
Look for transportation info in the tournament information sheet.  See you there!

Winter Face-to-Face Tournament XXXVI in Tempe!
Our next winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 20-22, 2006.  It will be 
held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Tempe, Arizona (480-894-7444), the same hotel as 
last year by popular request.  Room rates are $139.00 per night (same as last year!), 
1-4 occupancy, which includes full cooked breakfast, complimentary manager's 
reception, free airport shuttle, free parking, high speed internet (for extra charge), 
fitness center, jacuzzi, and pool.  The rooms are blocked--please make your 
reservation soon before the block is released!  (This is prime season for Phoenix, and
several people were unable to book rooms last year because they waited too long.)  
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!