DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/16/2007    Duedate: 05/29/2007

SOLVEN ARENA

DM-22    TURN-560

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BILBRAY
THE REPUBLICANS (103)
(22-6589) [14-11-1,115]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BILBRAY                        SHUX
THE REPUBLICANS (103)          4-LETTER CURSE WORDS (663)
(22-6589) [14-11-1,115]        (22-5788) [5-2-0,65]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BILBRAY                        KIDNERGUARDIAN
THE REPUBLICANS (103)          KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
(22-6589) [14-11-1,115]        (22-6605) [12-9-1,57]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WILD OATS (479)             30
2. 4-LETTER CURSE WORDS (663)  23      KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
3. CRY HAVOC (749)             10      Unchartered Team
4. DROP THE LEASH (701)         5
5. MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)          44-LETTER CURSE WORDS (663)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*4-LETTER CURSE WOR (663)   6   2  0 75.0   1/ 3 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)     9  4 0
 2/ 1 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)    375 179 10 67.7   2/ 2 WILD OATS (479)           9  5 0
 3/ 0 CRY HAVOC (749)           21  12  0 63.6   3/ 1 MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)       9  6 1
 4/ 3 WILD OATS (479)          263 250 22 51.3   4/ 4 THE REPUBLICANS (103)     4 10 0
 5/ 4 THE REPUBLICANS (103)    512 501 29 50.5   5/ 0*4-LETTER CURSE WOR (663)  1  0 0
 6/ 5 MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)       64  65  1 49.6   6/ 0 DROP THE LEASH (701)      1  2 0
 7/ 0 DROP THE LEASH (701)      19  24  3 44.2   7/ 0 CRY HAVOC (749)           0  5 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Thankyouthankyou.  It's great for me, The Unknown Spymaster to be back in 
SOLVEN.  Hope you enjoy the show.  Oh, who am I kidding?  I already got paid!  We now 
have a new top team for all of you guys to dogpile on.  KELLUMBO'S KIDS now holds the 
crown and they are betting they can keep it.  Hey everybody, watch out for SHUX, who 
flew up 23 points in the rankings after mashing EDGILES KAPP like a melon.  Keep your 
eye on this gal.  Ya know, some days it doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  RED 
STATE lost to PEWTER and drops 15 points.  Well here's a duelmaster that doesn't sit 
back and say 'Challenge me'!  HOT TUB JOHNNY made a challenge against BILBRAY this 
week.  It's a proud day for the THE REPUBLICANS stable, as their warrior, BILBRAY, 
ascended the Duelmaster's throne.  Advice to bashers--never force anything, just get 
a bigger halberd!   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!  
Here's a song for you:  Who's afraid of the big, bad THE  REPUBLICANS?  Big bad THE 
REPUBLICANS.  Big bad THE REPUBLICANS.  SOLVEN's afraid of the big bad THE 
REPUBLICANS.  Tra la la la la!  Okay, so I may not be funny, but catch WILD OATS' act 
in the arena.  Those acrobats seem to be fairly deft at running from THE REPUBLICANS. 
And who is this KIDNERGUARDIAN you ask, with 57 points and a 12-9-1 record.  Ooh, the 
tales I could tell!  Was it guts or an overtaxed mental capacity that had MASOCHIST 
challenge up 29 points in the rankings to take on KIDNERGUARDIAN?  This week 
MASOCHIST 2-1-0 fought KIDNERGUARDIAN 12-9-1 and in losing gained 3 points.  I know 
several gladiators who could go for a few fights like that.   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  Remember:  alliances are great, but try and 
take your ally in the arena with you and see what happens.   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  Well, there goes another Spy Report.  Good luck in 
next week's fights.  See ya next time I'm on this circuit!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BILBRAY 6589                 14  11  1   115       THE REPUBLICANS (103)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EXECRATOR 5579               14   7  3   111       WILD OATS (479)
-TASHELL 6558                 28  10  0   107       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
 BELISSA HOUGH 6620           16  10  0   106       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOT TUB JOHNNY 6608          14   4  0    89       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
 ULTRA FAITH 6360              7   3  3    88       DROP THE LEASH (701)
 TRUMP 6588                   11  14  0    84       THE REPUBLICANS (103)
 NAFISAH 6612                 11   5  0    76       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
-JAMMER 6261                   8   3  0    75       DROP THE LEASH (701)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHUX 5788                     5   2  0    65       4-LETTER CURSE WORDS (663)
 CRACKHEAD 6652                5   3  0    59       CRY HAVOC (749)
 KIDNERGUARDIAN 6605          12   9  1    57       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
 CHUCKER ISTTA 6619           10  16  0    57       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EDGILES KAPP 6617            15  11  0    56       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
 DOLBY JOSSEL 6614            10   9  0    42       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIMPLETON 6639                2   1  0    29       WILD OATS (479)
 MASOCHIST 6640                2   1  0    29       WILD OATS (479)
 GALLANTINS MORIK 6650         2   1  1    27       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
 DUNCAN HUNTER 6634            4   2  1    25       THE REPUBLICANS (103)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BIRDBRAIN 6641                2   1  0    23       WILD OATS (479)
 PEWTER 6647                   1   0  0    17       DROP THE LEASH (701)
-SHOOT 5786                    1   0  0    17       4-LETTER CURSE WORDS (663)
 JACKSON 6649                  1   1  0    14       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
 GIULIANI 6633                 3   3  0    12       THE REPUBLICANS (103)
-JOSEPHINE 6637                1   1  0     8       WILD OATS (479)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RED STATE 6657                1   1  0     5       THE REPUBLICANS (103)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
SHIFTYEYED VOLUNT 384  0  1 0   1                   GALLANTINS MORIK 6650 560 NONE    
CC 6655                0  1 0 CRY HAVOC 749         WURM KIN 410          560 NONE    
B 6656                 0  1 0 CRY HAVOC 749         WURM KIN 410          560 NONE    
D 6654                 0  1 0 CRY HAVOC 749         WURM KIN 410          560 NONE    
E 6653                 0  1 0 CRY HAVOC 749         STONE GOLEM 409       560 NONE    
FODER 6648             0  1 0 DROP THE LEASH 701    SHAPESHIFTER 402      560 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Kellumbo -- Nice downchallenges last turn.  Your Duelmaster gets beat badly in a fair
fight up challenge so you resort to two downchallenges of my guys, including one with
a 10 fe difference.  Congratulations on continuing to bring dishonor to yourself and
this arena. -- Judge, mgr. the Republicans

Cadmus -- Welcome back! -- Judge, mgr. the Republicans

Kidnerguardian -- Keep trying, and you'll figure it out eventually. -- Chucker Istta
P.S.  Must be tough, being so short.

M. Chardinee.  Oh, well, into each life a few standbys must fall, and at least he
wasn't the Dangerous Criminal. -- Belissa Hough

Trump -- Yeahyeahyeah, I know, you like doing solos.  I gotta tell you, those high
notes just go right through my head.  Ouch. -- Edgiles Kapp

Nafisah -- I still think you're some kind of fish in your other life. -- Dolby Jossel
P.S.  A mean kind.

Birdbrain -- Refusing to "give in" just demonstrated how accurately you were named,
hmm? -- Gallantins Morik

Josephine -- Me, too, but not in PUBLIC.  I know a quiet spot behind the barn,
though...? -- Gallantins Morik

Jorja -- Our dear Maid of Orleans.  Dead at nineteen and still able to fire the
imagination.  ON a related note, remember when the French questioned our WMD
evidence and we got freedom fries?  Any country with a chick-in-chain-mail national
hero is OK by me.  The ripper?  I vaguely remember her but still can't recall our
conversation. -- Cadmus

Callantins -- Take that you...oh, I lost.  Never mind. -- Birdbrain

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

FODER was butchered by SHAPESHIFTER in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
CC was slaughtered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
B was murdered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
D was slaughtered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena brawl.
E was assassinated by STONE GOLEM in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SIMPLETON was subdued by DOLBY JOSSEL in a 2 minute Challenge competition.
MASOCHIST was viciously subdued by KIDNERGUARDIAN in a 5 minute Challenge duel.
HOT TUB JOHNNY was overpowered by BILBRAY in a 1 minute Challenge Title brawl.
NAFISAH overpowered CHUCKER ISTTA in a 1 minute gruesome uneven Challenge melee.
BIRDBRAIN won victory over GIULIANI in a popular 1 minute Challenge duel.
EXECRATOR vanquished ULTRA FAITH in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
TRUMP was overpowered by BELISSA HOUGH in a 1 minute gory uneven match.
CRACKHEAD was defeated by VIRGINAL CONCUBINE in a 1 minute match.
EDGILES KAPP was demolished by SHUX in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
DUNCAN HUNTER unbelievably bested JACKSON in a exciting 1 minute battle.
GALLANTINS MORIK butchered SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
RED STATE was viciously subdued by PEWTER 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|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 10         AIMED BLOW        10 -   7 -  1      59  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         TOTAL PARRY       21 -  15 -  0      58  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         STRIKING ATTACK   30 -  24 -  5      56  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   3 -  1      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         BASHING ATTACK     8 -   8 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -  10 -  0      47  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK    12 -  14 -  3      46  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-STRIKE       9 -  11 -  1      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         WALL OF STEEL      1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 560 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:

LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  6         6  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  2         2  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  2     AIMED BLOW         1 -  3         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  BILBRAY 6589               14  11  1  115 THE REPUBLICANS (103)
SLASHING ATTACK  ULTRA FAITH 6360            7   3  3   88 DROP THE LEASH (701)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    NAFISAH 6612               11   5  0   76 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
TOTAL PARRY      SHUX 5788                   5   2  0   65 4-LETTER CURSE WORDS (663)
PARRY-STRIKE     KIDNERGUARDIAN 6605        12   9  1   57 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
BASHING ATTACK   EDGILES KAPP 6617          15  11  0   56 MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
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 KIDNERGUARDIAN 6605.  The ten other most popular fighters were SIMPLETON 6639, 
PEWTER 6647, JACKSON 6649, NAFISAH 6612, BIRDBRAIN 6641, EXECRATOR 5579, BELISSA 
HOUGH 6620, SHUX 5788, DUNCAN HUNTER 6634, and DOLBY JOSSEL 6614.

The least popular fighter this week was RED STATE 6657.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were EDGILES KAPP 6617, TRUMP 6588, ULTRA FAITH 6360, CHUCKER ISTTA 6619, 
HOT TUB JOHNNY 6608, E 6653, D 6654, B 6656, CC 6655, and FODER 6648.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

BILBRAY (22-6589) THE REPUBLICANS (103)
EXECRATOR (22-5579) WILD OATS (479)