DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/27/2005    Duedate: 08/09/2005

SOLVEN ARENA

DM-22    TURN-513

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

EASY BREEZE
JUST CHILLIN (699)
(22-6173) [21-20-3,126]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

EASY BREEZE                    NON SEQUITUR
JUST CHILLIN (699)             NONSENSICAL (737)
(22-6173) [21-20-3,126]        (22-6496) [5-2-0,33]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

NAME DROPPER                   OH WELL
KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)          JUST CHILLIN (699)
(22-6306) [15-11-1,90]         (22-6518) [3-2-0,24]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

JUST CHILLIN (699)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. JUST CHILLIN (699)          26
2. SHADOWRIGHT (654)           26      SHADOWRIGHT (654)
3. THE REPUBLICANS (103)       24      Unchartered Team
4. THE ZOO (205)                8
5. NONSENSICAL (737)            6      NONSENSICAL (737)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 SHADOWRIGHT (654)         19   8  0 70.4   1/ 2 JUST CHILLIN (699)       10  5 2
 2/ 1 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)    222 105  5 67.9   2/ 1 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)     9  6 0
 3/ 3*NONSENSICAL (737)          8   6  0 57.1   3/ 3 THE REPUBLICANS (103)     6  9 0
 4/ 5 CONSPIRACY INC. (100)    200 171 14 53.9   4/ 4 THE ZOO (205)             5  4 0
 5/ 6 JUST CHILLIN (699)       109  95 11 53.4   5/ 8 SHADOWRIGHT (654)         4  2 0
 6/ 7 THE REPUBLICANS (103)    406 400 25 50.4   6/ 5*THE SAVAGE KINKS (732)    3  2 1
 7/ 4*THE SAVAGE KINKS (732)     6   6  1 50.0   7/10 KISS ME (726)             2  2 0
 8/ 9 KISS ME (726)             15  18  2 45.5   8-12*OXYMORONS (698)           1  0 0
 9/10 THE ZOO (205)            386 527  6 42.3   9- 6*WAY OF THE SWORD C (688)  1  2 0
10-11*WAY OF THE SWORD C (688)   6   9  1 40.0  10/ 9 CONSPIRACY INC. (100)     1  4 0
11-12*OXYMORONS (698)            3  14  0 17.6  11/11*NONSENSICAL (737)         1  5 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 259): SENSEI JAN of YAKUZA (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 520): BLUE VELVET of COLORIFIC (Purple People Eater, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 519): THE THING of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 512): EASY BREEZE of JUST CHILLIN (Mr. Freeze, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 509): STONEFISH of AUSSIE KILLERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 508): MENTAL of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 507): MEAD of CRACKED TANKARD (Sceptre, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 501): JET'E of IRON THRONE (Mage, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 471): TRIANGLE MAN of NEUROMANCERS (Rude Buddha, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 464): HOLY SCHLITZ of OLD SCHOOL (Otto X. Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 453): RUSTED SOUL of CYNICAL DELUSIONS (Eclipse, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 207): TORMENT of ASSASSIN NATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 368): BRUSHFIRE of NATURAL DISASTERS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 358): STILL HERE of NO INDICATION (Sceptre, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 161): SOLAR SISTER of THE FURIOUS FIVE (Generalissimo Puerco)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 405): JOE SATRIANI of THE HEADCUTTERS II from ARUAK CITY
                            (Street Legal, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 259): YAKUZA (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 520): none
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 519): THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 512): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 509): KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 508): MADTOWN (Namenlos, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 507): GOLDEN CANYON (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 501): GAMEHENDGE (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 471): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 464): OLD SCHOOL (Otto X. Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 453): CYNICAL DELUSIONS (Eclipse, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 207): THE CHURCH (Reverend Bob, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 368): BEAKER PEOPLE (?, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 358): EMPIRE OF THE SUN (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 161): NIGHTHAWKS (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 405): KNIGHTS OF VIRTUE, etc. (JRK, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 259): SENSEI JAN of YAKUZA (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
               (turn 258): CHAOS WARRIOR of CHAMPIONS OF STEEL (Blackstorm, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 519): THE THING of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
              (turn 518): VISIGOTH of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 511): TAX DEDUCTION of THE REPUBLICANS (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 507): BRON CHOLLU of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 464): HOLY SCHLITZ of OLD SCHOOL (Otto X. Frothingslosh, mgr.)
                 (turn 463): GREW SOME GRUE of OLD SCHOOL (Otto X. Frothingslosh)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 453): RUSTED SOUL of CYNICAL DELUSIONS (Eclipse, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 206): BLOODY NOSE of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     It is an honor to once again sit upon Solven's throne.  I particularly enjoyed
beating up Schwarzenegger to take it back.  Contrary to Schwarzenegger's comments in
his column last cycle, he is hardly a better warrior than he was when he was on our
team.  Instead, he has turned to the "dark side" by becoming a scum and bringing
shame to all who fight here in Solven.  I am not sure I will be here next cycle.
There are a couple of challengers that seem to fight pretty well against me.  Judge
says that I am only a slightly above average wall-of-steel.  Either way, it has been
a pleasure serving as your Duelmaster.

                                             Tax Deduction

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in SOLVEN this turn, and let's start 
with a look at some of the teams.  It seems the training can make the difference, as 
KELLUMBO'S KIDS is pushed out of top team by JUST CHILLIN, who came from 2nd with a 
3-2-0 this turn.  OXYMORONS stable has parlayed this turn's 0-0-0 into a 4 space move 
up the rankings.  This brings them up to 8th place.  Good work, guys!  The attempts 
to dethrone the Duelmaster have failed, and EASY BREEZE remains SOLVEN's top warrior 
for another turn.  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.  KELLUMBO'S KIDS has cause to stand 
tall, as they were SOLVEN's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team 
to beat.  And guess who avoided KELLUMBO'S KIDS stable the most?  Believe it or not, 
it was THE REPUBLICANS.  Anyone surprised?  The most challenged warrior this turn was 
THE ZOO's warrior ARISHTARTE.  More fighters challenged her than challenged the 
Duelmaster!  In a brave attempt, ELEANORTH from KELLUMBO'S KIDS challenged up 18 
points to fight ARISHTARTE from the THE ZOO stable.  ELEANORTH perhaps got hers just 
desserts, seeing as she overcame ARISHTARTE and ended up with 64 recognition points.  
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  Kudos go out to CLINT EASTWOOD this 
turn, for revenging THE REPUBLICANS' bloodfeud against JUST CHILLIN's warrior 
BLIZZARD.  Well done.  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.   
     I like this place, SOLVEN, the taverns have old wine, and young serving girls.  
Who could ask for more?  Always good to rest in SOLVEN, but never good to wear out my 
welcome.  Look for me in future turns.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to 
paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EASY BREEZE 6173             21  20  3   126       JUST CHILLIN (699)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHADOWSHADE 5902             10   2  0   114       SHADOWRIGHT (654)
 SCHWARZENEGGER 6265          22   9  0    95       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
 LUCIAS CLAY 6359             16   8  0    95       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NAME DROPPER 6306            15  11  1    90       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
 CLINT EASTWOOD 6286          18  12  0    85       THE REPUBLICANS (103)
 SILVERSCALES 5695             7   5  0    76       SHADOWRIGHT (654)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ELEANORTH 6470                6   2  0    64       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
 BROOKS AND DUNN 6398         10  12  1    61       THE REPUBLICANS (103)
 SUPPLY SIDE 6358             11  14  0    57       THE REPUBLICANS (103)
 ZEBROE 6370                   9   7  0    57       THE ZOO (205)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZOOIE 6152                    9  28  1    56       THE ZOO (205)
-KINKY MCKINK 6463             3   1  1    56       THE SAVAGE KINKS (732)
 TONY BLAIR 6334              12   9  0    55       CONSPIRACY INC. (100)
 TAMMY 6407                   14   5  0    52       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHRISTINE GREGOIRE 6441       7   4  1    52       CONSPIRACY INC. (100)
 ARISHTARTE 6257              12  14  1    51       THE ZOO (205)
-ORON 6070                     2   3  0    49       WAY OF THE SWORD C5 (688)
 HARD LUCK WOMAN 6448          8   4  0    43       KISS ME (726)
-D.O.A. DOMINANCE 6162         3   6  0    39       OXYMORONS (698)
-YASYN 6073                    2   2  0    37       WAY OF THE SWORD C5 (688)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KOFI ANNAN 6494               5   2  1    33       CONSPIRACY INC. (100)
 NON SEQUITUR 6496             5   2  0    33       NONSENSICAL (737)
 BLIZZARD 6504                 4   3  2    33       JUST CHILLIN (699)
 FROZEN FANNY 6469             6   5  1    30       JUST CHILLIN (699)
 BLOODY KINK 6462              3   2  0    30       THE SAVAGE KINKS (732)
 SNOWBALL 6477                 3   7  1    26       JUST CHILLIN (699)
-STAEL 6071                    1   1  1    25       WAY OF THE SWORD C5 (688)
 OH WELL 6518                  3   2  0    24       JUST CHILLIN (699)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SHOUT IT OUT LOUD 6421        1   6  1    16       KISS ME (726)
 NONPAREIL 6498                3   4  0    13       NONSENSICAL (737)
-FOREVER 6422                  3   2  0    11       KISS ME (726)
 KOJO ANNAN 6493               2   5  0    11       CONSPIRACY INC. (100)
 IQBAL RIZA 6503               2   3  0    10       CONSPIRACY INC. (100)
-KELLUMBO'S COURAGE 6289       0   1  0     5       OXYMORONS (698)
 JOHN ROBERTS 6541             0   1  0     1       THE REPUBLICANS (103)

'-' 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         
RUGS ARE ANGRY 6542    0  1 0 THE REPUBLICANS 103   KORGE, SHEWISH GI 404 513 NONE    
OHIO '04 6428          5  6 0 THE REPUBLICANS 103   SNOWBALL 6477         509 REVENGED
MINUTEMAN 6521         0  3 0 THE REPUBLICANS 103   BLIZZARD 6504         512 JUST REV
PLARK 6520             1  1 0 WAY OF THE SWORD  688 BLIZZARD 6504         511         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Snowball -- Enjoy that beating?  There is more where that came from.  You may want to
think twice before you raise that kill desire next time, punk. -- Clint Eastwood and
The Republicans

Eleanorth -- Actually, if you borrowed anyone's armor, it would have to be your
mother's, wouldn't it?  Those contours wouldn't fit a man's armor. -- Arishtarte
P.S.  It adds new meaning to the concept of a "breast plate."

Bloody Kink -- I didn't expect you to be a golem.  Does that mean that your golem-
maker is very kinky? -- Zooie

Frozen Fanny -- The concept makes icy chills run up and down my spine. -- Zebroe
P.S.  And, er, other places.

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

RUGS ARE ANGRY was dealt death by KORGE, SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
CLINT EASTWOOD bested BLIZZARD in a action packed 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud duel.
SUPPLY SIDE subdued ZOOIE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute expert's Challenge fight.
ELEANORTH devastated ARISHTARTE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
NON SEQUITUR subdued OH WELL in a crowd pleasing 5 minute Challenge competition.
NONPAREIL was vanquished by FROZEN FANNY in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
EASY BREEZE savagely defeated LUCIAS CLAY in a popular 1 minute master's Title brawl.
SHADOWSHADE vanquished NAME DROPPER in a action packed 1 minute uneven duel.
SCHWARZENEGGER overpowered BROOKS AND DUNN in a popular 6 minute gory uneven duel.
CHRISTINE GREGOIRE was overpowered by SILVERSCALES in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
HARD LUCK WOMAN narrowly defeated BLOODY KINK in a 5 minute match.
TONY BLAIR was savagely defeated by ZEBROE in a crowd pleasing 3 minute competition.
TAMMY subdued KOFI ANNAN in a 4 minute match.
SNOWBALL devastated KOJO ANNAN in a 2 minute mismatched bout.
IQBAL RIZA viciously subdued JOHN ROBERTS in a 2 minute gory beginner's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         STRIKING ATTACK   41 -  30 -  3      58  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         PARRY-STRIKE       9 -   7 -  1      56  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         SLASHING ATTACK   15 -  12 -  1      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         WALL OF STEEL     16 -  14 -  1      53  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         LUNGING ATTACK    34 -  33 -  2      51  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY       28 -  30 -  0      48  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW        16 -  19 -  2      46  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK     9 -  11 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   9 -  0      44  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   7 -  0      36  |

Turn 513 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 -  1     AIMED BLOW         1 -  2         4  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  3     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  3                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   EASY BREEZE 6173           21  20  3  126 JUST CHILLIN (699)
STRIKING ATTACK  SHADOWSHADE 5902           10   2  0  114 SHADOWRIGHT (654)
TOTAL PARRY      SCHWARZENEGGER 6265        22   9  0   95 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
LUNGING ATTACK   LUCIAS CLAY 6359           16   8  0   95 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
SLASHING ATTACK  ELEANORTH 6470              6   2  0   64 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
PARRY-STRIKE     ZEBROE 6370                 9   7  0   57 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 OH WELL 6518.  The ten other most popular fighters were SCHWARZENEGGER 6265, 
NON SEQUITUR 6496, SHADOWSHADE 5902, ZEBROE 6370, EASY BREEZE 6173, IQBAL RIZA 6503, 
SUPPLY SIDE 6358, BLOODY KINK 6462, CLINT EASTWOOD 6286, and BLIZZARD 6504.

The least popular fighter this week was CHRISTINE GREGOIRE 6441.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were BROOKS AND DUNN 6398, NONPAREIL 6498, ZOOIE 6152, JOHN ROBERTS 
6541, KOJO ANNAN 6493, TONY BLAIR 6334, LUCIAS CLAY 6359, ARISHTARTE 6257, RUGS ARE 
ANGRY 6542, and SNOWBALL 6477.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

EASY BREEZE (22-6173) JUST CHILLIN (699)