DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/04/2006    Duedate: 10/17/2006

SOLVEN ARENA

DM-22    TURN-544

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DONNETTA
KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
(22-6560) [20-5-0,127]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DONNETTA                       POSITION IS EMPTY
KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)          
(22-6560) [20-5-0,127]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

OH WELL                        DONNETTA
JUST CHILLIN (699)             KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
(22-6518) [15-21-1,90]         (22-6560) [20-5-0,127]

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. THE REPUBLICANS (103)       12      KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
3. THE ZOO (205)                1      Unchartered Team
4. TEAM COUNTRY (746)           0
5. DROP THE LEASH (701)         0      U.P.S. (665)

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)    327 150  8 68.6   1/ 1 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)    15  0 0
 2/ 3 JUST CHILLIN (699)       183 174 16 51.3   2/ 2 THE REPUBLICANS (103)     6  6 0
 3/ 4 THE REPUBLICANS (103)    480 468 27 50.6   3/ 3 JUST CHILLIN (699)        5 10 0
 4- 5*DROP THE LEASH (701)      13  16  2 44.8   4- 4 TEAM COUNTRY (746)        2  4 0
 5/ 6 THE ZOO (205)            419 582  7 41.9   5- 5*DROP THE LEASH (701)      2  5 0
 6- 7 TEAM COUNTRY (746)        22  38  3 36.7   6/ 7 THE ZOO (205)             0  3 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.

Ahhh, the few, the proud few remaining warriors of Solven.  I salute you.

It is that time of year once again to sharpen the weapons, spend a few extra hours
training, and prepare for the upcoming tourney.  Make Solven proud, and bring a
championship home to us.

As for me, I am off to the practice grounds in anticipation of a rematch with Up.  I
guess we'll see if it was a fluke, or if I simply matured enough to take out the big
guy.

-- Donnetta

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail SOLVEN!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for your 
deeds.  And let's see, FRIST fought FROZEN FANNY and gained 18 points and contributed 
to THE REPUBLICANS' 2-2-0.  TRUMP has lost to HOT TUB JOHNNY, falling 8 points, while 
helping make THE REPUBLICANS a 2-2-0 turn.  Defending hers title for another turn, 
DONNETTA kept JUST CHILLIN's warrior, OH WELL, from claiming the throne.  Tell me, is 
nothing sacred?  I have heard from unimpeachable sources that The Victory Tavern uses 
trolls in their stew.  Talk about gristle!   
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.  I also notice that the JUST CHILLIN 
stable was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on SOLVEN, what are you afraid of?  
And guess who avoided JUST CHILLIN stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was 
KELLUMBO'S KIDS.  Anyone surprised?  Well, sports fans, take notice that UP from JUST 
CHILLIN was SOLVEN's most challenged warrior this turn.  I don't know about you, but 
GRANDPA RAT challenging down 38 points to THE REPUBLICANS' JOHN ROBERTS, is not 
really worthy of KELLUMBO'S KIDS.  It pains me to see warriors take advantage of the 
system like this.  GRANDPA RAT won victory over JOHN ROBERTS, as if it surprises 
anyone.  In a brave attempt, TASHELL from KELLUMBO'S KIDS challenged up 25 points to 
fight UP from the JUST CHILLIN stable.  TASHELL perhaps got hers just desserts, 
seeing as she won victory over UP and ended up with 89 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.  Is it really true that SOLVEN has 
more dishwashers per capita that fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     I like this place, SOLVEN, the taverns have old wine, and young serving girls.  
Who could ask for more?  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep 
your swords sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets 
to paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DONNETTA 6560                20   5  0   127       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OH WELL 6518                 15  21  1    90       JUST CHILLIN (699)
 TASHELL 6558                 19   4  0    89       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
-JAMMER 6261                   7   1  0    79       DROP THE LEASH (701)
 JOHN ROBERTS 6559             9  18  0    78       THE REPUBLICANS (103)
 UP 6545                      19  11  0    77       JUST CHILLIN (699)
 FRIST 6578                   10   4  0    77       THE REPUBLICANS (103)
 FROZEN FANNY 6469            16  26  1    75       JUST CHILLIN (699)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BILBRAY 6589                  6   3  1    60       THE REPUBLICANS (103)
 TUNDRA 6573                   7  11  1    57       JUST CHILLIN (699)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ULTRA FAITH 6360              3   2  2    48       DROP THE LEASH (701)
-COUNTRY 6603                  8   6  2    45       TEAM COUNTRY (746)
-NARUTO 6602                   6   8  0    44       TEAM COUNTRY (746)
 KIDNERGUARDIAN 6605           5   0  0    41       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
 BENITO CHATTE 6561            7  17  1    39       THE ZOO (205)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOT TUB JOHNNY 6608           3   0  0    34       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-AMIDAMARU 6604                7   7  0    28       TEAM COUNTRY (746)
 SLUSH 6580                    7   5  1    27       JUST CHILLIN (699)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TRUMP 6588                    4   5  0    23       THE REPUBLICANS (103)
-KAKASHI 6599                  0   3  0     3       TEAM COUNTRY (746)
-SASUKE 6598                   0   3  0     3       TEAM COUNTRY (746)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Judge -- Just wanted to drop a few downchallenges so you know I still have not
forgotten about you.  Love ya. -- DK

Up -- Surprising result.  The Kids worked so hard to keep from fighting you, and look
what happened.  Go figure. -- Donnetta

Very nice.  Good fave weapon.  Good fave rhythm.  Nice tactic.  Looks like I'll be
seeing some ADM action. -- Grandpa Rat

Country the Warrior -- Damned young upstart!  You didn't have to jump on me once you
got me down. -- Benito Chatte
P.S.  Er, Jorja says you're doing fine, and I should be glad I survived it.  And then
she gave me the Look.  You know, the one that says, "Go ahead, die, I won't mind at
all."  I think she's planning on moving in the next Middle Way team once I vacate
this guildhouse, but I'm going to hang on as long as I can.  I'll GRADUATE if I can,
although that means (wince) a minimum of seven more turns, winning every one.  Not
all that likely, really.

Country the Manager -- The rest of my teammates have all died or graduated, and
Leeta, the nominal boss here, won't recruit new ones.  As noted above, the plan seems
to be for this team to die off so the next Middle Way can move in. -- Benito Chatte

Naruto -- The timing may not be good on a contest here, as one is soon going to begin
in Tobir (14), a feud is building in Chimlevtal (31), and a couple of other contests
are running out the later segments in Aradi (60) and Dullens (13), plus probably more
I forget about.  Is there one in North Fork (47) at the moment?  And what about
Fratsfa (52)?  But you can try. -- Leeta (the Andorian manager name for Jorja)

     Dullens is over and Aradi has...one more turn, I think.  Not much longer, at any
     rate.  North Fork starts again in January or February.  Fratsfa's done for the
     time being, I believe. -- Ed.

14 September 2006
     I am back in the arena and thinking back to those days in 1984 where I was a
novice and clueless manager.
     Now, 22 years later it looks like I am an ancient and once again clueless
manager.
     I am looking to recover some old warriors.  Since none of them are Aimed Blows,
they are no threat to win anything.  I just want to see how they turned out.

The Couatl 2-17
Madam Butterfly 20-701
Gypsy Moth 20-703
King Crab 21-1
Priestess Python 26-1388

Please contact me at DekeYoung@Comcast.net if you know about any of these ancient
warriors, or just want to bs about the old, old, old times.

25 September 2006
It is obvious that the Dark Knights wish to be shown the light.  Allow me to step
forward and blind them with truth.  YOU ARE WORTHLESS!!!  The Dark Knights are so
afraid of the light that they hide behind their black armor and empty threats.  It is
too bad they are unwilling to actually FIGHT us!  I guess our natural light is too
bright for you all to face!  Fear us, for we are here! -- Gemini Goldphoenix,
Overlord of the Avengers of Light!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

GRANDPA RAT devastated JOHN ROBERTS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
TASHELL outwaited UP in a monotonous 24 minute expert's Challenge battle.
DONNETTA savagely defeated OH WELL in a crowd pleasing 3 minute master's Title duel.
FROZEN FANNY was overpowered by FRIST in a 1 minute mismatched match.
BILBRAY devastated SLUSH in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
BENITO CHATTE was devastated by TUNDRA in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched match.
HOT TUB JOHNNY savagely defeated TRUMP in a 2 minute gruesome melee.
KIDNERGUARDIAN viciously subdued AMBITIOUS GUARD in a action packed 1 minute duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     18 -   3 -  0      86  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-STRIKE       9 -   5 -  0      64  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY       16 -   9 -  0      64  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    11 -   8 -  0      58  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         WALL OF STEEL      1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         STRIKING ATTACK   26 -  28 -  1      48  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         BASHING ATTACK     9 -  18 -  0      33  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         AIMED BLOW         4 -  16 -  0      20  |

Turn 544 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-RIPOSTE      2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         5  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  2     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    DONNETTA 6560              20   5  0  127 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
TOTAL PARRY      TASHELL 6558               19   4  0   89 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
STRIKING ATTACK  FRIST 6578                 10   4  0   77 THE REPUBLICANS (103)
PARRY-STRIKE     KIDNERGUARDIAN 6605         5   0  0   41 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is OH WELL 6518.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was DONNETTA 6560.  The ten other most popular fighters were OH WELL 6518, 
KIDNERGUARDIAN 6605, TUNDRA 6573, HOT TUB JOHNNY 6608, FRIST 6578, BILBRAY 6589, 
SLUSH 6580, BENITO CHATTE 6561, JOHN ROBERTS 6559, and FROZEN FANNY 6469.

The least popular fighter this week was UP 6545.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were TASHELL 6558, TRUMP 6588, FROZEN FANNY 6469, JOHN ROBERTS 6559, BENITO 
CHATTE 6561, SLUSH 6580, BILBRAY 6589, FRIST 6578, HOT TUB JOHNNY 6608, and TUNDRA 
6573.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

DONNETTA (22-6560) KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)

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

GRANDPA RAT (22-6549) KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)