DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/30/2007    Duedate: 06/12/2007

SOLVEN ARENA

DM-22    TURN-561

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TASHELL
KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
(22-6558) [29-10-0,115]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TASHELL                        SHUX
KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)          4-LETTER CURSE WORDS (663)
(22-6558) [29-10-0,115]        (22-5788) [6-2-0,76]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TRUMP                          SHUX
THE REPUBLICANS (103)          4-LETTER CURSE WORDS (663)
(22-6588) [12-14-0,91]         (22-5788) [6-2-0,76]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. 4-LETTER CURSE WORDS (663)  34
2. KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)       23      KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
3. CRY HAVOC (749)             14      Unchartered Team
4. THE REPUBLICANS (103)        7
5. DROP THE LEASH (701)         04-LETTER CURSE WORDS (663)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)    378 181 10 67.6   1/ 1 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)     9  5 0
 2/ 1*4-LETTER CURSE WOR (663)   8   4  0 66.7   2/ 3 MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)       8  7 1
 3/ 3 CRY HAVOC (749)           22  13  0 62.9   3/ 4 THE REPUBLICANS (103)     6  9 0
 4/ 4 WILD OATS (479)          264 253 22 51.1   4/ 2 WILD OATS (479)           5  8 0
 5/ 5 THE REPUBLICANS (103)    514 504 29 50.5   5/ 5*4-LETTER CURSE WOR (663)  3  2 0
 6/ 6 MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)       66  68  1 49.3   6- 6 DROP THE LEASH (701)      1  2 0
 7- 7 DROP THE LEASH (701)      19  24  3 44.2   7/ 7 CRY HAVOC (749)           1  6 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
SOLVEN brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Of course, we're all terribly 
impressed to see HOT TUB JOHNNY win a fight and gain 20 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, 
HOT TUB JOHNNY beat BELISSA HOUGH and BELISSA HOUGH lost 19 points.  You're breakin' 
my heart.  TASHELL challenged SOLVEN's Duelmaster for a shot at the throne.  And it's 
out with the old, in with the new, as TASHELL takes the Title and last week's bar tab 
from the old Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  Kickbacks and bribes, kickbacks and bribes, how 
else do you think some of these guys win their fights?  Skill?  Ha!   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  WILD 
OATS, I suppose you'll be glad to know you were this turn's most avoided team.  Care 
to know who is the most afraid of you?  And it looks like KELLUMBO'S KIDS avoided 
them the most this turn.  What a pack of would be losers, if you ask me.  Hmph.  
EXECRATOR was challenged more times this turn than the Duelmaster.  Now was the DM 
insulted or feared?  Heh, heh.  Looks like time for laurels or hemlock, EDGILES KAPP 
was challenged by MASOCHIST, who was ranked 27 points below him.  But here's a pretty 
tale--MASOCHIST did lose the fight, but gained 3 worth of recognition.  Some long 
shots can pay off, I guess.   
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  Gee, WILD OATS, ain't it past due for 
sending EXECRATOR Dark Arena?  What took ol' '14-7-3' so long?  Hope?  Ha ha aha ha!  
And sending EXECRATOR to the Dark Arena was supposed to be one of your better ideas, 
WILD OATS?  Titanium shields and bamboo daggers, guess what brave team is developing 
these kinds of weapons?   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Well, I've had enough of this 
drivel, and I'm sure you have too.  Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  Paste 
this one in your scrapbooks, you'll need the kindling come this winter-- Snide 
Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TASHELL 6558                 29  10  0   115       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOT TUB JOHNNY 6608          15   4  0   109       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
 TRUMP 6588                   12  14  0    91       THE REPUBLICANS (103)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ULTRA FAITH 6360              7   3  3    88       DROP THE LEASH (701)
 BELISSA HOUGH 6620           16  11  0    87       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
 SHUX 5788                     6   2  0    76       4-LETTER CURSE WORDS (663)
-JAMMER 6261                   8   3  0    75       DROP THE LEASH (701)
 NAFISAH 6612                 11   6  0    73       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
 CRACKHEAD 6652                6   3  0    70       CRY HAVOC (749)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EDGILES KAPP 6617            16  11  0    59       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHUCKER ISTTA 6619           10  17  0    50       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
 KIDNERGUARDIAN 6605          12  10  1    49       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
 SIMPLETON 6639                3   1  0    48       WILD OATS (479)
 DOLBY JOSSEL 6614            10  10  0    40       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
 DUNCAN HUNTER 6634            5   2  1    36       THE REPUBLICANS (103)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MASOCHIST 6640                2   2  0    32       WILD OATS (479)
 GALLANTINS MORIK 6650         3   1  1    29       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
 SHOOT 5786                    2   0  0    24       4-LETTER CURSE WORDS (663)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JACKSON 6649                  2   1  0    20       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
-PEWTER 6647                   1   0  0    17       DROP THE LEASH (701)
 BIRDBRAIN 6641                2   2  0    16       WILD OATS (479)
 GIULIANI 6633                 3   4  0    13       THE REPUBLICANS (103)
-JOSEPHINE 6637                1   1  0     8       WILD OATS (479)
 RED STATE 6657                1   2  0     5       THE REPUBLICANS (103)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DARN 5790                     0   1  0     1       4-LETTER CURSE WORDS (663)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
DUNG 5789              0  1 0 4-LETTER CURSE WO 663 MASTER KAYR VAILL 406 561 NONE    
FLOTSAM 6659           0  1 0 CRY HAVOC 749         WURM KIN 410          561 NONE    
EXECRATOR 5579        14  8 3 WILD OATS 479         BANDIT PRINCE 408     561 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Simpleton -- Ma'am, you shouldn't let your manager call you names like that.  It's an
insult, and undeserved.  If you were truly of low intelligence, you wouldn't have
learned three skills from me, would you?  So, you lost.  Big deal.  Even with tourney
FE, I've probably still got more experience. -- Dolby Jossel
P.S.  Of course, my record will probably go downhill from here, just to general
neglect, but hey, that's life and death in the arena.

Nafisah -- You know, you're basically a fish, and a cold fish at that.  All you do is
study gladiating.  People look for more than that in friends, guys look for more than
that in their dates.  Lighten up! -- Chucker Istta

Trump -- Gotta watch out!  You could have ended up the "late" trump, which is
probably even worse than being the "last" trump. -- Belissa Hough
P.S.  About those first two blows (embarrassed cough), I wasn't supposed to do that.
But you had this really annoying smile, and I just wanted to, ah, "wipe it off your
face."  Once that was taken care of, I turned my attention to my designated target.
It wasn't an attempt to kill you.  Honest!

Shux -- Well, shucky-doo, ma'am.  It must be rotten to be limited to four letters.
Lots more fun to sort of stretch yourself, you know? -- Edgiles Kapp

Listen, I have HAD it with these Shiftyeyed people!  From here on out, anyone shifts
their eyes around ME had better be watching ping pong. -- Gallantins Morik

Our congratulations to Bilbray and Execrator. -- Leeta, Jorja, and the Middle Way

Manager of team Cry Havoc -- Those examples were pathetic.  Why not send somebody
GOOD to the Dark Arena.  We could use the challenge. -- Arenamaster Kayr

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

EXECRATOR was dealt death by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DUNG was slaughtered by MASTER KAYR VAILL in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
FLOTSAM was easily killed by WURM KIN in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena match.
MASOCHIST was viciously subdued by EDGILES KAPP in a 2 minute Challenge brawl.
SIMPLETON overpowered DOLBY JOSSEL in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
TASHELL unbelievably bested BILBRAY in a 7 minute veteran's Challenge Title duel.
NAFISAH was bested by TRUMP in a popular 1 minute Challenge competition.
HOT TUB JOHNNY handily defeated BELISSA HOUGH in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
BIRDBRAIN was vanquished by DUNCAN HUNTER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
KIDNERGUARDIAN was vanquished by CRACKHEAD in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
SHUX overpowered CHUCKER ISTTA in a popular 4 minute gory uneven match.
GALLANTINS MORIK subdued GIULIANI in a 2 minute match.
SHOOT devastated RED STATE in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
JACKSON demolished DARN in a 1 minute mismatched match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         AIMED BLOW        11 -   8 -  1      58  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         TOTAL PARRY       21 -  16 -  0      57  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         STRIKING ATTACK   30 -  25 -  5      55  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   3 -  1      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    13 -  14 -  3      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-STRIKE       9 -  11 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -  11 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     7 -   9 -  0      44  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 561 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     3 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  3         4  STRIKING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         2 -  2     TOTAL PARRY        2 -  3         3  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      TASHELL 6558               29  10  0  115 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
STRIKING ATTACK  HOT TUB JOHNNY 6608        15   4  0  109 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    NAFISAH 6612               11   6  0   73 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
BASHING ATTACK   EDGILES KAPP 6617          16  11  0   59 MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
PARRY-STRIKE     KIDNERGUARDIAN 6605        12  10  1   49 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
AIMED BLOW       SIMPLETON 6639              3   1  0   48 WILD OATS (479)
LUNGING ATTACK   DUNCAN HUNTER 6634          5   2  1   36 THE REPUBLICANS (103)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TRUMP 6588.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
SHUX 5788.  The ten other most popular fighters were EDGILES KAPP 6617, TRUMP 6588, 
TASHELL 6558, GALLANTINS MORIK 6650, SIMPLETON 6639, HOT TUB JOHNNY 6608, DUNCAN 
HUNTER 6634, MASOCHIST 6640, NAFISAH 6612, and CRACKHEAD 6652.

The least popular fighter this week was DARN 5790.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were RED STATE 6657, KIDNERGUARDIAN 6605, BIRDBRAIN 6641, BELISSA HOUGH 
6620, DOLBY JOSSEL 6614, DUNG 5789, JACKSON 6649, GIULIANI 6633, CHUCKER ISTTA 6619, 
and FLOTSAM 6659.

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

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