DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/02/2007    Duedate: 05/15/2007

SOLVEN ARENA

DM-22    TURN-559

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

HOT TUB JOHNNY
KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
(22-6608) [14-3-0,152]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HOT TUB JOHNNY                 POSITION IS EMPTY
KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)          
(22-6608) [14-3-0,152]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BILBRAY                        BILBRAY
THE REPUBLICANS (103)          THE REPUBLICANS (103)
(22-6589) [13-11-1,97]         (22-6589) [13-11-1,97]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)       45
2. MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)         23      KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
3. THE REPUBLICANS (103)       12      Unchartered Team
4. HOT WHEELS (686)             0
5. WILD OATS (479)             -1      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)    373 177 10 67.8   1/ 3 MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)       9  6 0
 2- 2 HOT WHEELS (686)           8   5  0 61.5   2/ 2 WILD OATS (479)           8  3 1
 3/ 3 WILD OATS (479)          261 248 22 51.3   3/ 4 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)     7  6 0
 4/ 4 THE REPUBLICANS (103)    510 498 29 50.6   4/ 1 THE REPUBLICANS (103)     6  8 2
 5/ 5 MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)       61  63  0 49.2   5- 5 HOT WHEELS (686)          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.

Dark Arena to Duelmaster.  Some switch, eh?  I've got my eye on this summer's
Champions so I must step down.  Bilbray is a good teacher and, with 91 points, the
logical choice.  Cadmus asked me to make a few announcements.  First, in this good
company, he is glad to practice limb hunting.  Second, he is moving a team with the
working name "Cry Havoc" from a closed arena to Solven.  Hopefully, this will put the
commission boys out of work and make down challenges less necessary.  Blessings upon
you all. <grin> -- Execrator

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, warriors of SOLVEN!  Once again I've been called out of retirement 
for my abilities and insights into Spyreporting.  Woof!  THE REPUBLICANS were a bunch 
of dogs after MIDDLE WAY 15 got through with 'em!  4th ain't so sweet as 1st!  What's 
with RED STATE?  He actually beat SOLVEN's TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE, and walked away with 
20 more points from the fight.  Major screwup at THE REPUBLICANS.  GIULIANI lost 13 
points to SIMPLETON.  Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe GIULIANI will provide more 
easy wins...  KELLUMBO'S KIDS' hatred of WILD OATS surfaced again as HOT TUB JOHNNY 
challenged SOLVEN's top dog.  I can barely restrain my enthusiam for KELLUMBO'S KIDS' 
outstanding member, Duelmaster HOT TUB JOHNNY.  Wouldn't it be nice to have live 
subjects to practice on?  I hear some team is looking into the uses of convicted 
prisoners.   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.  
SOLVEN thinks KELLUMBO'S KIDS and their 373-177-10 is too much!  If at first you 
don't succeed, give up...  In my day, no team with a 369-176-10 would scare me off!  
What's the problem, THE REPUBLICANS?  What do people see in TASHELL?  Hers 28-10-0?  
KELLUMBO'S KIDS ain't talkin', but she's got 107 points.   
     Warriors of SOLVEN unite.  You have only your games to lose!  How long have I 
been here?  I got people to see, places to go...   
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  Are you 
as tired of reading this as I am of writing it?  Actually, I guess I'm writing it 
before you read it.  Oh, well.  I don't want to overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOT TUB JOHNNY 6608          14   3  0   152       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TASHELL 6558                 28  10  0   107       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
 BILBRAY 6589                 13  11  1    97       THE REPUBLICANS (103)
 BELISSA HOUGH 6620           15  10  0    96       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
 EXECRATOR 5579               13   7  3    93       WILD OATS (479)
 TRUMP 6588                   11  13  0    91       THE REPUBLICANS (103)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-365 GTB4 6054                 8   5  0    76       HOT WHEELS (686)
 CHUCKER ISTTA 6619           10  15  0    71       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EDGILES KAPP 6617            15  10  0    59       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
 NAFISAH 6612                 10   5  0    59       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KIDNERGUARDIAN 6605          11   9  1    55       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
 DOLBY JOSSEL 6614             9   9  0    38       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIMPLETON 6639                2   0  0    31       WILD OATS (479)
 MASOCHIST 6640                2   0  0    26       WILD OATS (479)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GALLANTINS MORIK 6650         1   1  0    20       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
 RED STATE 6657                1   0  0    20       THE REPUBLICANS (103)
 GIULIANI 6633                 3   2  0    19       THE REPUBLICANS (103)
 JACKSON 6649                  1   0  0    18       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
 DUNCAN HUNTER 6634            3   2  1    17       THE REPUBLICANS (103)
 BIRDBRAIN 6641                1   1  0    12       WILD OATS (479)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOSEPHINE 6637                1   1  0     8       WILD OATS (479)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
SILVER 6622            8  2 1 KELLUMBO'S KIDS 676   ULTRA FAITH 6360      556         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Bilbray -- Nice rating but, not enough. -- Execrator

Gallantins -- WhooHoo!  I like to grapple, big boy! -- Josephine

Hot Tub Johnny -- Oh, it's you. -- Belissa Hough
P.S.  If you won't SHARE that lovely hot water after bruising me all over, don't
expect more enthusiasm.

Kidnerguardian -- Well, all is not lost, you know.  It takes real talent to keep a
houseplant alive. -- Chucker Istta

What is it with these Ambitious Guards?  Is it something in their food that makes
them throw themselves pointlessly into the arena? -- Edgiles Kapp

Duncan Hunter -- Hey, it could've been worse!  There you were, lying on the sand at
the end of the fight, and I did NOT try to bury you in it. -- Dolby Jossel
P.S.  Because the Infirmarian offered me a bounty not to.  Said it made her job
easier.  Apparently digging sand out of wounds is tricky.

Josephine -- I may be confused, but not THAT confused: you DID invite me to share
your bathtub, did you not?  I'll be there, as they say, with bells on. -- Gallantins
Morik
P.S.  Come on, you know you'd like it.  It isn't every day you meet someone as
insanely attractive as I am!

Cadmus -- She wasn't a Sand Dancer, she was, hmm, a Reformer, I think, from Kurukar:
Jo-an d'Arc, or something like that. -- Jorja

20 April 2007
All -- I've been...out of circulation for the last couple of months, and my lists
are not up to date.  If you've announced a manager name, a new alliance, or changed
a manager name or alliance since the middle of February, let me know in the ads, via
diplo, or in an e-mail (Sue (at) solberg-mathews (dot) com).  For that matter, if
you just want to make sure I've got things right, you can always do the same. -- The
Saint, keeper of lists

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MASOCHIST unbelievably bested DUNCAN HUNTER in a 2 minute bloody Challenge fight.
BILBRAY was unbelievably bested by TASHELL in a 9 minute expert's Challenge battle.
HOT TUB JOHNNY vanquished EXECRATOR in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title brawl.
KIDNERGUARDIAN was subdued by CHUCKER ISTTA in a 4 minute Challenge competition.
BELISSA HOUGH won victory over M. CHARDINEE in a crowd pleasing 2 minute fight.
TRUMP overpowered EDGILES KAPP in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
NAFISAH savagely defeated DOLBY JOSSEL in a action packed 3 minute gruesome melee.
GIULIANI lost to SIMPLETON in a 2 minute duel.
BIRDBRAIN was overpowered by GALLANTINS MORIK in a 1 minute uneven duel.
JOSEPHINE was overpowered by JACKSON in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
RED STATE handily defeated TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       4         AIMED BLOW        10 -   5 -  1      67  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   2 -  1      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         TOTAL PARRY       21 -  15 -  0      58  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         STRIKING ATTACK   28 -  20 -  5      58  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -   8 -  0      53  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-STRIKE      10 -  10 -  1      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK     8 -  10 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         LUNGING ATTACK    11 -  15 -  2      42  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 559 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  HOT TUB JOHNNY 6608        14   3  0  152 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
TOTAL PARRY      TASHELL 6558               28  10  0  107 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
BASHING ATTACK   EDGILES KAPP 6617          15  10  0   59 MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    NAFISAH 6612               10   5  0   59 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
PARRY-STRIKE     KIDNERGUARDIAN 6605        11   9  1   55 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BILBRAY 6589.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was BILBRAY 6589.  The ten other most popular fighters were KIDNERGUARDIAN 6605, 
BELISSA HOUGH 6620, NAFISAH 6612, DUNCAN HUNTER 6634, HOT TUB JOHNNY 6608, SIMPLETON 
6639, TASHELL 6558, CHUCKER ISTTA 6619, JACKSON 6649, and TRUMP 6588.

The least popular fighter this week was JOSEPHINE 6637.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BIRDBRAIN 6641, EDGILES KAPP 6617, EXECRATOR 5579, RED STATE 6657, 
GIULIANI 6633, DOLBY JOSSEL 6614, MASOCHIST 6640, GALLANTINS MORIK 6650, TRUMP 6588, 
and JACKSON 6649.