DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/22/2006    Duedate: 03/07/2006

SOLVEN ARENA

DM-22    TURN-528

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SMELLY
KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
(22-6550) [10-3-2,93]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BROOKS AND DUNN                WAR FLAIL
THE REPUBLICANS (103)          WEAPONS (742)
(22-6398) [19-18-1,106]        (22-6534) [1-1-0,6]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BROOKS AND DUNN                SLIM JIM
THE REPUBLICANS (103)          MEDIEVAL CHAOS (722)
(22-6398) [19-18-1,106]        (22-6440) [6-9-0,44]

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)       51
2. MEDIEVAL CHAOS (722)        28      KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
3. THE REPUBLICANS (103)       20      Unchartered Team
4. WEAPONS (742)               -1
5. THE ZOO (205)              -20      WEAPONS (742)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)    271 129  8 67.8   1/ 1 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)    12  3 0
 2/ 2 JUST CHILLIN (699)       149 128 13 53.8   2/ 3 THE REPUBLICANS (103)     7  8 1
 3/ 3 THE REPUBLICANS (103)    443 437 26 50.3   3/ 5 MEDIEVAL CHAOS (722)      7  8 0
 4/ 4 MEDIEVAL CHAOS (722)      86  90  8 48.9   4/ 2 JUST CHILLIN (699)        6  8 0
 5/ 6 THE ZOO (205)            408 560  7 42.1   5/ 4 THE ZOO (205)             5  4 0
 6/ 8*WEAPONS (742)              2   9  0 18.2   6/ 7*WEAPONS (742)             1  4 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 266): TOM SAWYER of SMITHSONIAN (The Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 535): ONEWOLF of WOLFBROTHERS (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 534): LITTLE DEVIL of PLAYPEN (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 527): ZEBROE of THE ZOO (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 524): BUBBA JONES of KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 523): MENTAL of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 521): BOUNCER of GOLDEN CANYON (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 516): ENCHANTED of CRYSTAL PALACE (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 486): DRIZZT of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 478): 5 GOT PICKED of 072905R (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 468): 8-BALL of INFERNAL LORDS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 214): INSOLENT IRIS of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 383): ASSHE-MASTER of 4000 BLOWS (Nuln, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 372): SABURO SAKAI of EMPIRE OF THE SUN (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 169): I OF THE KNEE DOLL of HAZAARDS OF CLONING (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 420): CRYSTAL FIREBLADE of DEFENDERS OF VIRTUE from TARRGIR
                            (JRK, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 266): YAKUZA (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 535): BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 534): THE DOGHOUSE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 527): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 524): MONEY PIT (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 523): MADTOWN (Namenlos, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 521): GOLDEN CANYON (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 516): CRYSTAL PALACE (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 486): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 478): WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 468): CYNICAL DELUSIONS (Eclipse, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 214): SILVER KNIGHTS (Dark Knight Toker, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 383): ARADI RESORT & SPA (Lady Elysian, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 372): WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 169): NIGHTHAWKS (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 420): BOXES, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 535): BIG LOU of MANIC MARVELS (Barnabas, mgr.)
                   (turn 534): HALO of NEVERWAKE (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 383): KARATE WRECKER of THIEVES GUILD (Hombre, mgr.)
                          TSUNAMI of NATURAL DISASTERS (Soultaker, mgr.)
              (turn 382): SPEEDY of THE MISGUIDED (?, mgr.)
                          SON OF BLOODLUST of 4000 BLOWS (ulnNay, mgr.)
                          DOONEUSHMUN of VOUGEOOT (Inferno, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 168): SHAVED MONKEY of SECOND CHANCES (Papaiz, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Last turn's column:

     It looks like Kellumbo did a little better in the second turn of our stable's
contest with him.  It is all tied up at four wins apiece.  Interesting strategy
downchallenging Capital Punishment.  Are you really that afraid of him that you are
willing to give up a potential win to keep him from winning?  As for me, I will be
graduating next turn if I keep the throne.  Good luck to my challenger!

                                        Your Duelmaster,
                                                  Brooks and Dunn

This turn's column:

     Even when you teamed up on me, Brooks and Dunn, I was too much for you!
     That's amazing.  *I* don't know how I did it.

                                       Zebroe

                                      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.  And let's see, BIFF STREICHER fought FROZEN FANNY 
and gained 15 points and contributed to MEDIEVAL CHAOS' 3-2-0.  FROZEN FANNY has lost 
to BIFF STREICHER, falling 12 points, while helping make JUST CHILLIN a 1-4-0 turn.  
We should ask SMELLY about the thrill of victory, and what being the new Duelmaster 
does for a warrior, he's now the one to ask.  Can someone confirm a rumor for me?  I 
hear the top team makes their losing fighters do dishes at The Victory Tavern until 
they win.  Maybe?   
     I tell you, a green quarterstaff lasts longer than a seasoned sapling.  A basher 
friend of mine assures me this is true.  I also notice that the MEDIEVAL CHAOS stable 
was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on SOLVEN, what are you afraid of?  And 
guess who avoided MEDIEVAL CHAOS stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was 
KELLUMBO'S KIDS.  Anyone surprised?  The most challenged warrior this turn was 
MEDIEVAL CHAOS' warrior CEPACOL.  More fighters challenged him than challenged the 
Duelmaster!  In a fit of brilliance or of stupidity (hard to say sometimes), SCIMITAR 
challenged GRANDPA RAT today, facing a 27 difference in recognition.  And though 
SCIMITAR lost to GRANDPA RAT, the valiant attempt earned him 3 worth of recognition.  
Foolhardiness can sometimes pay.  In a brave attempt, WAR FLAIL from WEAPONS 
challenged up 21 points to fight DONNETTA from the KELLUMBO'S KIDS stable.  WAR FLAIL 
perhaps got his just desserts, seeing as he was subdued by DONNETTA and ended up with 
6 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.  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.   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  Well, I'm burning daylight here in SOLVEN and I've a long road 
ahead of me.  Happy Trails.  Until you see my quill in SOLVEN again, farewell-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SMELLY 6550                  10   3  2    93       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BROOKS AND DUNN 6398         19  18  1   106       THE REPUBLICANS (103)
 TAMMY 6407                   24  10  0    95       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
 BLIZZARD 6504                11  11  3    94       JUST CHILLIN (699)
 CRIMSON WONDER 6373          13   8  1    93       MEDIEVAL CHAOS (722)
 BIFF STREICHER 6375          12  14  1    93       MEDIEVAL CHAOS (722)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CEPACOL 6377                 16  13  2    89       MEDIEVAL CHAOS (722)
 ZEBROE 6370                  17  14  0    82       THE ZOO (205)
 OH WELL 6518                 10  10  0    71       JUST CHILLIN (699)
 FROZEN FANNY 6469            14  12  1    69       JUST CHILLIN (699)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 UP 6545                      10   4  0    50       JUST CHILLIN (699)
 TASHELL 6558                  9   0  0    50       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
 SLIM JIM 6440                 6   9  0    44       MEDIEVAL CHAOS (722)
 SAMUEL A ALITO, JR 6562       5   3  0    41       THE REPUBLICANS (103)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DONNETTA 6560                 7   2  0    38       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
 FRANZ JOSEF 6471              6   6  1    38       MEDIEVAL CHAOS (722)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRANDPA RAT 6549              7   6  1    31       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
 BENITO CHATTE 6561            4   4  1    25       THE ZOO (205)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOHN ROBERTS 6559             3   8  0    17       THE REPUBLICANS (103)
 CAPITAL PUNISHMENT 6569       2   2  0    15       THE REPUBLICANS (103)
 CHAZ DUCKER 6565              3   3  0    12       THE ZOO (205)
 OLYMPIA SNOW 6576             1   0  1    11       THE REPUBLICANS (103)
 WAR FLAIL 6534                1   1  0     6       WEAPONS (742)
 SCIMITAR 6535                 0   3  0     5       WEAPONS (742)
 TUNDRA 6573                   0   2  0     2       JUST CHILLIN (699)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
POLITE BEGGAR 387      0  1 0   1                   OLYMPIA SNOW 6576     528 NONE    
HATCHET 6537           1  3 0 WEAPONS 742           ULTRA FAITH 6360      525         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Judge 0- Well, looks like the odds on favorite, Detective Kellumbo, has taken an 8-7
lead in our first to 25.  Enjoy the view from the rear. -- DK

John Roberts -- Quick and non-lethal, not much more I could ask. -- Chaz Ducker

Donnetta -- My old dad told me that all women are cats at heart, and I see he was
right. -- Benito Chatte

Ed. -- Preventively?  I suppose that's true. -- Zebroe

     Or sort of anti-preventively, actually. -- Ed.

30 January 2006
We of the Desolate Empire Alliance want to announce with glad hearts that Heathen
Hatebred is no longer just a friend, but also an alliance-mate.  Heathen brings a lot
with him to our alliance.  His experience, talent, and loyalty will be a great
benefit to us all.  Welcome Heathen; may all our enemies' blood continue to flow
freely! -- Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire

22 February 2006
The Olympics have arrived!

The Mordanti Olympics, having been gone for six years, have returned to the Mordanti
Alliance, sponsored by Amicitia Primoris.  Teams have competed against each other for
recognition and notoriety four times in the past.  It is far past time for the fifth
Mordanti Olympics to be held.  The Mordanti Olympics shall be held in the Mordant
arena (DM-1) from May 1st (T544) through Oct 30 (T557).  There will be a
'registration period' lasting until T543, where teams will be allowed to register by
activating in Mordant and declaring their participation in the personals.  Rules will
be posted in the Mordant arena (DM-1) newsletter no later than T543, but shall be
available online before then.  An announcement will be made as to where they will be
posted.  Prizes will be awarded to the winners.

Lord Xiang
Amicitia Primoris
amicitia@gwi.net
http://amicitiaprimoris.gotdns.com

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BROOKS AND DUNN unbelievably bested BLIZZARD in a 2 minute master's Challenge fight.
TAMMY unbelievably bested CEPACOL in a exciting 5 minute expert's Challenge battle.
SCIMITAR was savagely defeated by GRANDPA RAT in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
WAR FLAIL was demolished by DONNETTA in a 3 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
ZEBROE was defeated by SMELLY in a exciting 1 minute Title struggle.
BIFF STREICHER devastated FROZEN FANNY in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
CRIMSON WONDER handily defeated OH WELL in a 1 minute uneven melee.
SLIM JIM lost to UP in a popular 3 minute duel.
TASHELL won victory over SAMUEL A ALITO, JR in a popular 3 minute duel.
FRANZ JOSEF overpowered CHAZ DUCKER in a 1 minute uneven match.
JOHN ROBERTS was beaten by BENITO CHATTE in a 1 minute fight.
TUNDRA was demolished by CAPITAL PUNISHMENT in a 1 minute mismatched match.
OLYMPIA SNOW put to death POLITE BEGGAR in a 2 minute novice's contest.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  7         TOTAL PARRY       24 -   5 -  0      83  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   4 -  0      64  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     13 -   8 -  1      62  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    17 -  11 -  2      61  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-STRIKE      10 -   8 -  1      56  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         AIMED BLOW        18 -  16 -  1      53  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   7 -  1      46  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   26 -  34 -  2      43  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -  10 -  2      41  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK     5 -  14 -  1      26  |

Turn 528 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     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         3  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  5         2  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         2  PARRY-STRIKE   
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       SMELLY 6550                10   3  2   93 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
PARRY-LUNGE      BROOKS AND DUNN 6398       19  18  1  106 THE REPUBLICANS (103)
TOTAL PARRY      TAMMY 6407                 24  10  0   95 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
PARRY-STRIKE     CRIMSON WONDER 6373        13   8  1   93 MEDIEVAL CHAOS (722)
WALL OF STEEL    CEPACOL 6377               16  13  2   89 MEDIEVAL CHAOS (722)
LUNGING ATTACK   SAMUEL A ALITO, JR 6562     5   3  0   41 THE REPUBLICANS (103)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    DONNETTA 6560               7   2  0   38 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BROOKS AND DUNN 6398.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was SLIM JIM 6440.  The ten other most popular fighters were GRANDPA RAT 6549, 
CEPACOL 6377, SAMUEL A ALITO, JR 6562, BROOKS AND DUNN 6398, BLIZZARD 6504, DONNETTA 
6560, SCIMITAR 6535, SMELLY 6550, BIFF STREICHER 6375, and CRIMSON WONDER 6373.

The least popular fighter this week was TUNDRA 6573.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were JOHN ROBERTS 6559, CHAZ DUCKER 6565, TASHELL 6558, OH WELL 6518, FROZEN 
FANNY 6469, TAMMY 6407, BENITO CHATTE 6561, FRANZ JOSEF 6471, ZEBROE 6370, and 
OLYMPIA SNOW 6576.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

BROOKS AND DUNN (22-6398) THE REPUBLICANS (103)