DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/13/2007    Duedate: 06/26/2007

SOLVEN ARENA

DM-22    TURN-562

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TASHELL
KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
(22-6558) [30-10-0,118]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HOT TUB JOHNNY                 POSITION IS EMPTY
KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)          
(22-6608) [16-4-0,119]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TRUMP                          TRUMP
THE REPUBLICANS (103)          THE REPUBLICANS (103)
(22-6588) [12-15-0,96]         (22-6588) [12-15-0,96]

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)       43
2. 4-LETTER CURSE WORDS (663)  334-LETTER CURSE WORDS (663)
3. THE REPUBLICANS (103)       22      Unchartered Team
4. WILD OATS (479)              8
5. DROP THE LEASH (701)         0      KAMIKAZI KIDS (211)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 4-LETTER CURSE WOR (663)  11   4  1 73.3   1/ 1 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)    10  4 1
 2/ 1 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)    383 181 11 67.9   2/ 5 4-LETTER CURSE WOR (663)  6  2 1
 3/ 3 CRY HAVOC (749)           22  16  0 57.9   3/ 2 MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)       6  9 1
 4/ 4 WILD OATS (479)          265 253 22 51.2   4/ 3 THE REPUBLICANS (103)     6  9 0
 5/ 5 THE REPUBLICANS (103)    516 507 29 50.4   5/ 4 WILD OATS (479)           4  5 0
 6/ 6 MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)       67  72  1 48.2   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  9 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail SOLVEN!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for your 
deeds.  4-LETTER CURSE WORDS stable has parlayed this turn's 3-0-1 into a 3 space 
move up the rankings.  This brings them up to 2nd place.  Good work, guys!  And let's 
see, SHOOT fought GALLANTINS MORIK and gained 20 points and contributed to 4-LETTER 
CURSE WORDS' 3-0-1.  CRACKHEAD has lost to NAFISAH, falling 7 points, while helping 
make CRY HAVOC a 0-3-0 turn.  The attempts to dethrone the Duelmaster have failed, 
and TASHELL remains SOLVEN's top warrior for another turn.  By the way, was that our 
Duelmaster that I saw last night, cramped under the table at The Victory Tavern?   
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.  KELLUMBO'S KIDS has cause to stand 
tall, as they were SOLVEN's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team 
to beat.  And guess who avoided KELLUMBO'S KIDS stable the most?  Believe it or not, 
it was THE REPUBLICANS.  Anyone surprised?  The most challenged warrior this turn was 
KELLUMBO'S KIDS' warrior NAFISAH.  More fighters challenged her than challenged the 
Duelmaster!  Tsk, tsk, tsk.  HOT TUB JOHNNY, does your manager know you're 
challenging down 22 points to fight BELISSA HOUGH from MIDDLE WAY 15?  We're not 
surprised to hear that HOT TUB JOHNNY subdued BELISSA HOUGH, but I bet it would be 
interesting to hear why KELLUMBO'S KIDS made such a challenge.   
     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.  Had I not seen it, it would be hard 
to believe.  KIDNERGUARDIAN was sent to the Dark Arena and lived to tell about it!  
Makes you think, no?  Whatever bright future GALLANTINS MORIK may have had, it's all 
history now.  The manager of MIDDLE WAY 15 has lost a promising 3-1-1 warrior.  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.   
     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                  
 TASHELL 6558                 30  10  0   118       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOT TUB JOHNNY 6608          16   4  0   119       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
 TRUMP 6588                   12  15  0    96       THE REPUBLICANS (103)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ULTRA FAITH 6360              7   3  3    88       DROP THE LEASH (701)
 SHUX 5788                     7   2  0    86       4-LETTER CURSE WORDS (663)
 NAFISAH 6612                 12   6  0    84       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
 BELISSA HOUGH 6620           16  12  0    83       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
-JAMMER 6261                   8   3  0    75       DROP THE LEASH (701)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KIDNERGUARDIAN 6605          13  10  2    64       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
 CRACKHEAD 6652                6   4  0    63       CRY HAVOC (749)
 EDGILES KAPP 6617            16  12  0    60       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHUCKER ISTTA 6619           11  17  0    56       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
-SIMPLETON 6639                3   1  0    48       WILD OATS (479)
 DUNCAN HUNTER 6634            6   2  1    46       THE REPUBLICANS (103)
 SHOOT 5786                    3   0  1    44       4-LETTER CURSE WORDS (663)
 DOLBY JOSSEL 6614            10  11  0    41       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MASOCHIST 6640                2   2  0    32       WILD OATS (479)
 JACKSON 6649                  3   1  0    24       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
 BIRDBRAIN 6641                3   2  0    24       WILD OATS (479)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PEWTER 6647                   1   0  0    17       DROP THE LEASH (701)
 GIULIANI 6633                 3   5  0    14       THE REPUBLICANS (103)
-JOSEPHINE 6637                1   1  0     8       WILD OATS (479)
 RED STATE 6657                1   3  0     6       THE REPUBLICANS (103)
 ROMNEY 6662                   1   0  0     5       THE REPUBLICANS (103)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FRIK 6663                     1   0  0     3       4-LETTER CURSE WORDS (663)
 WEAK LINK 6665                0   1  0     1       CRY HAVOC (749)
 BULLDOZER 6661                0   1  0     1       CRY HAVOC (749)
-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?
BLACK ORC 403          0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          KIDNERGUARDIAN 6605   562 NONE    
GALLANTINS MORIK 6650  3  2 1 MIDDLE WAY 15 747     SHOOT 5786            562         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Our turn envelope burst open in the post office (or so I'm told, I wasn't there), and
a lot of turns fell out.  Some--not all--of the fights and other pages showed up at
the guildhouse about five days later.  If there's something missing from our
personals, blame it on the post office, okay?  We're doing our best here. -- Jorja,
the Middle Way

Masochist -- Ah!  Good thing my sword had a can-opener attachment, right?  I was used
to looking at that little hook and thinking, what the heck will I ever use that for?
Now I know.  Thanks for enlightening me. -- Edgiles Kapp
P.S.  I notice that in our fight, and just about all the others we got (don't know
about the ones we didn't got, obviously), "those in the stands shift their attention
to the warriors."  What was going on up there in the stands that was holding
everybody's attention so strongly?
P.P.S.  Don't trust those insurance salesmen, they are NOT there to help us.  They
just want to make money, and paying it out to the Infirmary doesn't help THEM, drat
'em.  I say go to the Userous Merchant, borrow a little, and make it clear that if
you aren't fit to fight every week, i.e., if you don't get the health care you need,
you can't pay him back.  Of course, he'll probably put the cost of the said health
care on your bill, but with any lucky you'll die or graduate before he gets annoyed
enough to send his leg-breakers around.
P.P.P.S.  Congratulations on having a tv challenge to use.

Simpleton -- Hey, you've got a tv challenge, too!  Way to go! -- Dolby Jossel
P.S.  Why would I want to avoid a nice-looking woman?  You find yourself in need of
an escort, just give me a call, okay?

Hot Tub Johnny -- You again!  At least you didn't waste my time with a drawn-out
match.  I've got things to do, places to be, and interesting people to meet. --
Belissa Hough
P.S.  If I hadn't been dangerously stunned, I would have figured out what was going
on up in the stands, but unfortunately, I was.  Drat.

Shux -- As regards the outcome of that fight, all I can say is "shucky-doo."  Too
embarrassing for more words than that. -- Chucker Istta
P.S.  The "several days' bedrest" part was good, though.  I can't seem to get enough
sleep at the guildhouse, people getting up with the chickens (I wouldn't get up with
chickens, nasty stupid birds) and banging around all the time.  It's exhausting just
watching some of 'em.

Giuliani -- Well, heck.  I thought you'd be a woman.  Juilianne or something, you
know?  I guess I was a little annoyed when it didn't turn out that way.  Nothing
personal. -- Gallantins Morik
P.S.  Why lie?  It was personal.  I was personally annoyed by your non-femininity.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

KIDNERGUARDIAN viciously butchered BLACK ORC in a 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
HOT TUB JOHNNY demolished BELISSA HOUGH in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
NAFISAH overpowered CRACKHEAD in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
SHOOT butchered GALLANTINS MORIK in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
TASHELL luckily beat TRUMP in a action packed 7 minute master's Title competition.
SHUX devastated EDGILES KAPP in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched match.
DOLBY JOSSEL was savagely defeated by DUNCAN HUNTER in a action packed 3 minute melee.
CHUCKER ISTTA vanquished HAPPY PEASANT in a 2 minute one-sided duel.
BIRDBRAIN vanquished RED STATE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
GIULIANI was defeated by JACKSON in a action packed 1 minute gory match.
BULLDOZER was defeated by ROMNEY in a 2 minute novice's match.
FRIK outwaited WEAK LINK in a monotonous 13 minute amateur's conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         AIMED BLOW        13 -   8 -  1      62  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         TOTAL PARRY       22 -  16 -  0      58  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -  13 -  4      54  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -   9 -  0      53  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-STRIKE      11 -  10 -  1      52  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   28 -  27 -  5      51  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   3 -  1      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     4 -  10 -  0      29  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 562 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      TASHELL 6558               30  10  0  118 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
STRIKING ATTACK  HOT TUB JOHNNY 6608        16   4  0  119 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    NAFISAH 6612               12   6  0   84 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
PARRY-STRIKE     KIDNERGUARDIAN 6605        13  10  2   64 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
BASHING ATTACK   EDGILES KAPP 6617          16  12  0   60 MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
LUNGING ATTACK   DUNCAN HUNTER 6634          6   2  1   46 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 
TRUMP 6588.  The ten other most popular fighters were DUNCAN HUNTER 6634, 
KIDNERGUARDIAN 6605, WEAK LINK 6665, JACKSON 6649, SHUX 5788, BIRDBRAIN 6641, HOT TUB 
JOHNNY 6608, TASHELL 6558, ROMNEY 6662, and NAFISAH 6612.

The least popular fighter this week was FRIK 6663.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were GIULIANI 6633, RED STATE 6657, DOLBY JOSSEL 6614, GALLANTINS MORIK 
6650, CRACKHEAD 6652, BELISSA HOUGH 6620, BULLDOZER 6661, CHUCKER ISTTA 6619, EDGILES 
KAPP 6617, and SHOOT 5786.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

TASHELL (22-6558) KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
HOT TUB JOHNNY (22-6608) KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)