DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/13/2005    Duedate: 07/26/2005

SOLVEN ARENA

DM-22    TURN-512

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

EASY BREEZE
JUST CHILLIN (699)
(22-6173) [20-20-3,115]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

EASY BREEZE                    KINKY MCKINK
JUST CHILLIN (699)             THE SAVAGE KINKS (732)
(22-6173) [20-20-3,115]        (22-6463) [3-1-1,56]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

NAME DROPPER                   NAME DROPPER
KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)          KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
(22-6306) [15-10-1,97]         (22-6306) [15-10-1,97]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)       32
2. THE SAVAGE KINKS (732)      23      KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
3. THE ZOO (205)               16      Unchartered Team
4. OXYMORONS (698)             15
5. JUST CHILLIN (699)          12      NONSENSICAL (737)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 3 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)    219 103  5 68.0   1/ 1 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)    10  5 0
 2/ 1 SHADOWRIGHT (654)         17   8  0 68.0   2/ 2 JUST CHILLIN (699)        8  7 2
 3/ 2*NONSENSICAL (737)          7   5  0 58.3   3/ 3 THE REPUBLICANS (103)     7  8 0
 4/ 4*THE SAVAGE KINKS (732)     6   5  1 54.5   4/10 THE ZOO (205)             5  4 0
 5- 5 CONSPIRACY INC. (100)    199 167 14 54.4   5/ 9*THE SAVAGE KINKS (732)    4  2 1
 6/ 6 JUST CHILLIN (699)       106  93 11 53.3   6/ 8*WAY OF THE SWORD C (688)  3  3 0
 7/ 7 THE REPUBLICANS (103)    404 397 25 50.4   7- 5*PROJECT MAYHEM (714)      2  1 0
 8- 9*PROJECT MAYHEM (714)       8   9  0 47.1   8/ 4 SHADOWRIGHT (654)         2  2 0
 9/10 KISS ME (726)             14  18  2 43.8   9-11 CONSPIRACY INC. (100)     2  3 0
10/12 THE ZOO (205)            385 525  6 42.3  10/ 6 KISS ME (726)             2  3 0
11/11*WAY OF THE SWORD C (688)   6   9  1 40.0  11/ 7*NONSENSICAL (737)         2  4 0
12/13*OXYMORONS (698)            3  14  0 17.6  12/13*OXYMORONS (698)           1  0 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.

Hi, all, it is I -- Easy Breeze -- your newly victorious Duelmaster.  My road to this 
place was long and hard but at last I am in my rightful place.  A year and a half ago 
Mr.Freeze brought myself and four other warriors to Solven to seek glory.  One of us, 
the warrior Ice Cold, is now among the dead.  Of the other four warriors, my victory 
caps the team's efforts -- all four of us have made it to Duelmaster.  I follow in 
the footsteps of What Up, No Hurry, and Maybe Later.  With 80 percent of the original 
team earning this high rank we feel very good.  Our new young fighters have much 
learning to do -- but around this place they only have two options: learn or die.  I 
don't know how long I will be on top before I fail or graduate but as long as I am 
here I will not avoid anyone so bring on your best.

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of SOLVEN!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Fortune did not smile upon SHADOWRIGHT 
this time out who this turn suffered a fall into 8th position in the wake of a 0-2-0 
round.  Warriors--remember that glory waits always around the corner!  Witness how 
this week THE ZOO went 3-0-0 to move up 6 in the rankings.  D.O.A. DOMINANCE caught 
the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as it skillfully bested SNOWBALL and 
was awarded 15 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, 
D.O.A. DOMINANCE put down SNOWBALL, causing her to lose 15 points of recognition in 
the process.  Although TAX DEDUCTION made a valiant effort, it did not suffice to 
topple the reign of victorious EASY BREEZE.  Informants "close" to the city champion 
have told me that he never fights without pantyhose on beneath his armor.  Watch out! 
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city SOLVEN.  My inside sources tell me that the team to beat in SOLVEN these 
days is THE REPUBLICANS.  At least, most blades in town are looking to avoid them.  
If you didn't look down dark alleys you'd have been hard pressed to find any of 
KELLUMBO'S KIDS last week.  Busy avoiding THE REPUBLICANS?  Mighty fighters cannot 
but expect competition from those below.  SHADOWSHADE take warning!  You have more 
than a few enemies in SOLVEN.   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Some say a warrior is judged by the way he bears 
arms.  One thing is sure, better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!   
     The girls are as pretty in SOLVEN 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 we meet again, remember:  a turtle walks 
slow, hides head in a shell, and harms no one; a lion runs to slay its prey.-- 
Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EASY BREEZE 6173             20  20  3   115       JUST CHILLIN (699)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LUCIAS CLAY 6359             16   7  0   112       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
 SHADOWSHADE 5902              9   2  0    98       SHADOWRIGHT (654)
 NAME DROPPER 6306            15  10  1    97       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SCHWARZENEGGER 6265          21   9  0    90       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
 CLINT EASTWOOD 6286          17  12  0    83       THE REPUBLICANS (103)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SILVERSCALES 5695             6   5  0    66       SHADOWRIGHT (654)
 ARISHTARTE 6257              12  13  1    63       THE ZOO (205)
 BROOKS AND DUNN 6398         10  11  1    60       THE REPUBLICANS (103)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CHRISTINE GREGOIRE 6441       7   3  1    59       CONSPIRACY INC. (100)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TONY BLAIR 6334              12   8  0    56       CONSPIRACY INC. (100)
 KINKY MCKINK 6463             3   1  1    56       THE SAVAGE KINKS (732)
 ZOOIE 6152                    9  27  1    55       THE ZOO (205)
 TAMMY 6407                   13   5  0    50       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
-ORON 6070                     2   3  0    49       WAY OF THE SWORD C5 (688)
 SUPPLY SIDE 6358             10  14  0    46       THE REPUBLICANS (103)
 ELEANORTH 6470                5   2  0    45       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
 D.O.A. DOMINANCE 6162         3   6  0    39       OXYMORONS (698)
 ZEBROE 6370                   8   7  0    38       THE ZOO (205)
 HARD LUCK WOMAN 6448          7   4  0    38       KISS ME (726)
-YASYN 6073                    2   2  0    37       WAY OF THE SWORD C5 (688)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KOFI ANNAN 6494               5   1  1    32       CONSPIRACY INC. (100)
 BLOODY KINK 6462              3   1  0    31       THE SAVAGE KINKS (732)
 BLIZZARD 6504                 4   2  2    30       JUST CHILLIN (699)
-ZERO COOL 6310                4   1  0    30       PROJECT MAYHEM (714)
 OH WELL 6518                  3   1  0    29       JUST CHILLIN (699)
-STAEL 6071                    1   1  1    25       WAY OF THE SWORD C5 (688)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RUDER THAN YOU 6309           3   2  0    23       PROJECT MAYHEM (714)
 NON SEQUITUR 6496             4   2  0    22       NONSENSICAL (737)
 FROZEN FANNY 6469             5   5  1    21       JUST CHILLIN (699)
 NONPAREIL 6498                3   3  0    18       NONSENSICAL (737)
 SNOWBALL 6477                 2   7  1    18       JUST CHILLIN (699)
-MARY JANE 6308                1   4  0    18       PROJECT MAYHEM (714)
-SHOUT IT OUT LOUD 6421        1   6  1    16       KISS ME (726)
-FOREVER 6422                  3   2  0    11       KISS ME (726)
-KOJO ANNAN 6493               2   4  0    10       CONSPIRACY INC. (100)
-IQBAL RIZA 6503               1   3  0     6       CONSPIRACY INC. (100)
-KELLUMBO'S COURAGE 6289       0   1  0     5       OXYMORONS (698)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
DETROIT ROCK CIT 6423  3  3 1 KISS ME 726           KINKY MCKINK 6463     511         
MINUTEMAN 6521         0  3 0 THE REPUBLICANS 103   BLIZZARD 6504         512         
OHIO '04 6428          5  6 0 THE REPUBLICANS 103   SNOWBALL 6477         509 REVENGED
GANDOR 6490            1  2 0 SHADOWKINGS 736       DETROIT ROCK CIT 6423 508 NONE    
MEAT 22 6539           0  1 0 WAY OF THE SWORD  688 DARK CHAMPION 407     512 NONE    
PLARK 6520             1  1 0 WAY OF THE SWORD  688 BLIZZARD 6504         511         
KIWIRA 6305            8  8 0 THE ZOO 205           CEPACOL 6377          508 NOT REVE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Brooks and Dunn -- Ganging up on me, are you!  I'll write to my senator about that, 
and you will HEAR from him, or I'll know the reason why. -- Zebroe

Oron -- Your team name is too long for my records.  I hate that in an opponent.  If I 
could have withheld skills, I would have done so. -- Zooie

The "Honest" Merchant?  Is there such a thing?  I believe they inflate all prices the 
minute they see a gladiator enter the store. -- Arishtarte

27 June 2005
ATTENTION ALL YOU ALLIANCE-TYPE PEOPLE:
For the purposes of tourney newsletter alliance listings (when I am able to do them),
you may only be listed in ONE alliance.  In other words, you have to choose!  If you
are a part of Englebert's Alliance and Englebert's Alliance is "part" of Ruthrauf's
Alliance, I will list you EITHER as part of Englebert's Alliance OR as part of
Ruthrauf's Alliance, NOT both.  The default would be the top-level alliance,
Ruthrauf's, in this example.  If you'd rather be listed separately, let me know and I
will do so, but that will be the only listing you get. -- The Saint, keeper of ever-
more-complicated lists

29 Jun 2005
The Company of Brothers (TCB) welcomes two new members to our alliance...Liam the
Goth and Buddy Lee.  We have no doubt that they will prove to be assets to our
alliance and the general dueling community. -- Baphomet, co-founder, T.C.B.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MEAT 22 was dealt death by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
HARD LUCK WOMAN was vanquished by KINKY MCKINK in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud battle.
LUCIAS CLAY narrowly defeated SHADOWSHADE in a 2 minute expert's Challenge fight.
SILVERSCALES was bested by CLINT EASTWOOD in a popular 1 minute Challenge fight.
TAMMY luckily beat SUPPLY SIDE in a 2 minute Challenge competition.
ELEANORTH was bested by ARISHTARTE in a popular 1 minute Challenge duel.
D.O.A. DOMINANCE devastated SNOWBALL in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
EASY BREEZE handily defeated TAX DEDUCTION in a 1 minute uneven Title fight.
NAME DROPPER viciously subdued KHALHUMS DWARF in a 3 minute expert's duel.
SCHWARZENEGGER vanquished KUNG-FU MASTER in a popular 5 minute brutal one-sided duel.
ZOOIE overcame BLOODY KINK in a exciting 1 minute one-sided bout.
BROOKS AND DUNN demolished NON SEQUITUR in a 2 minute mismatched competition.
ZEBROE demolished FROZEN FANNY in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
NONPAREIL was overcome by OH WELL in a 2 minute conflict.
BLIZZARD assassinated MINUTEMAN in a 1 minute bloody one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  7         STRIKING ATTACK   41 -  28 -  3      59  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         SLASHING ATTACK   16 -  12 -  1      57  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         WALL OF STEEL     19 -  15 -  1      56  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -   7 -  1      53  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    35 -  33 -  2      51  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         AIMED BLOW        17 -  19 -  2      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         TOTAL PARRY       29 -  35 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -  11 -  0      42  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         BASHING ATTACK     8 -  12 -  0      40  |

Turn 512 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   LUCIAS CLAY 6359           16   7  0  112 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
STRIKING ATTACK  SHADOWSHADE 5902            9   2  0   98 SHADOWRIGHT (654)
TOTAL PARRY      SCHWARZENEGGER 6265        21   9  0   90 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  ELEANORTH 6470              5   2  0   45 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
PARRY-STRIKE     ZEBROE 6370                 8   7  0   38 THE ZOO (205)
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 NAME DROPPER 6306.  The ten other most popular fighters were SCHWARZENEGGER 
6265, LUCIAS CLAY 6359, BROOKS AND DUNN 6398, SHADOWSHADE 5902, SUPPLY SIDE 6358, 
ARISHTARTE 6257, OH WELL 6518, ZOOIE 6152, CLINT EASTWOOD 6286, and EASY BREEZE 6173.

The least popular fighter this week was MINUTEMAN 6521.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were FROZEN FANNY 6469, SNOWBALL 6477, HARD LUCK WOMAN 6448, NON SEQUITUR 
6496, BLOODY KINK 6462, ELEANORTH 6470, ZEBROE 6370, D.O.A. DOMINANCE 6162, TAMMY 
6407, and SILVERSCALES 5695.

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

TAX DEDUCTION (22-6269) THE REPUBLICANS (103)