DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/11/2007    Duedate: 07/24/2007

SOLVEN ARENA

DM-22    TURN-564

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TRUMP
THE REPUBLICANS (103)
(22-6588) [13-16-0,96]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

NAFISAH                        POSITION IS EMPTY
KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)          
(22-6612) [14-6-0,97]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TRUMP                          NAFISAH
THE REPUBLICANS (103)          KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
(22-6588) [13-16-0,96]         (22-6612) [14-6-0,97]

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)       29
2. MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)         274-LETTER CURSE WORDS (663)
3. THE REPUBLICANS (103)        4      Unchartered Team
4. 4-LETTER CURSE WORDS (663)   0
5. CRY HAVOC (749)              0      WRAITHS OF WRATH (675)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 4-LETTER CURSE WOR (663)  11   5  1 68.8   1/ 1 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)    10  5 1
 2/ 2 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)    388 186 11 67.6   2/ 2 THE REPUBLICANS (103)     7  8 1
 3/ 3 CRY HAVOC (749)           25  19  0 56.8   3/ 4 MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)       7  8 0
 4- 4 WILD OATS (479)          266 254 22 51.2   4/ 3 4-LETTER CURSE WOR (663)  3  1 1
 5/ 5 THE REPUBLICANS (103)    521 512 30 50.4   5/ 6 CRY HAVOC (749)           3  6 0
 6/ 6 MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)       73  76  1 49.0   6- 5 WILD OATS (479)           2  1 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 and well met warriors of SOLVEN!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  DOLBY JOSSEL caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested DUNCAN HUNTER and was awarded 17 
points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, DOLBY JOSSEL put 
down DUNCAN HUNTER, causing him to lose 13 points of recognition in the process.  
Although CRACKHEAD made a valiant effort, it did not suffice to topple the reign of 
victorious TRUMP.  Heed this!  A seer has warned that if exactly 6 die in duels this 
week, the whole city shall perish!  Just remember...5 or 7!   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  My inside sources tell me that the 
team to beat in SOLVEN these days is THE REPUBLICANS.  At least, most blades in town 
are looking to avoid them.  If you didn't look down dark alleys you'd have been hard 
pressed to find any of CRY HAVOC last week.  Busy avoiding THE REPUBLICANS?  Mighty 
fighters cannot but expect competition from those below.  RED STATE take warning!  
You have more than a few enemies in SOLVEN.  I can not but mention with disdain the 
name of JACKSON who this week posted a challenge to a warrior a full 15 points below 
in the rankings.  I thought JACKSON showed great skill and promise when she beat RED 
STATE.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers the miserable with fortune 
but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of a far off 
city calling to me.  I must away!  Till next we meet remember - the pen is mightier 
than the sword, but a maul is a different story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TRUMP 6588                   13  16  0    96       THE REPUBLICANS (103)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NAFISAH 6612                 14   6  0    97       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHUX 5788                     7   3  0    86       4-LETTER CURSE WORDS (663)
 CRACKHEAD 6652                7   5  0    83       CRY HAVOC (749)
 BELISSA HOUGH 6620           17  13  0    71       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
 EDGILES KAPP 6617            17  13  0    68       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHUCKER ISTTA 6619           13  17  0    61       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
 DOLBY JOSSEL 6614            11  12  0    59       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SIMPLETON 6639                3   1  0    48       WILD OATS (479)
 DUNCAN HUNTER 6634            7   3  1    46       THE REPUBLICANS (103)
-BIRDBRAIN 6641                4   2  0    44       WILD OATS (479)
-SHOOT 5786                    3   0  1    44       4-LETTER CURSE WORDS (663)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MASOCHIST 6640                2   2  0    32       WILD OATS (479)
 JACKSON 6649                  4   2  0    28       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GIULIANI 6633                 5   5  1    23       THE REPUBLICANS (103)
 BULLDOZER 6661                2   1  0    16       CRY HAVOC (749)
 ROMNEY 6662                   2   1  0     8       THE REPUBLICANS (103)
-JOSEPHINE 6637                1   1  0     8       WILD OATS (479)
 RED STATE 6657                1   5  0     8       THE REPUBLICANS (103)
-FRIK 6663                     1   0  0     3       4-LETTER CURSE WORDS (663)
 WEAK LINK 6665                0   3  0     3       CRY HAVOC (749)
 GRIFF 6670                    0   1  0     1       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
-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?
FARV 6669              0  1 0 KELLUMBO'S KIDS 676   BLACK ORC 403         564 NONE    
ICY 6668               0  1 0 KELLUMBO'S KIDS 676   STONE GOLEM 409       564 NONE    

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
HELADIKA NOE 6666      1  1 0 MIDDLE WAY 15 747     GIULIANI 6633         564         
GALLANTINS MORIK 6650  3  2 1 MIDDLE WAY 15 747     SHOOT 5786            562         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Cadmus -- <taking off Chaos Helm(tm)> You couldn't tell by the horns on this ol'
bucket?  I am just getting Shux ready for her next tournament, and thought I'd try to
take away a few free fights from Kellumbo while I was at it.  Good to see you in
Aradi, it's nice to have some non-FONZ challenge targets (tho' I do love challenging
the FONZ).  Will you be TOGSing, I presume? -- Nuln, the chaos lord behind the man
behind 4 Letter Fruit Bats (with apologies to TUM)

Ghost of Gallantins Morik -- Ha ha!  I respect a man who can crack a joke at his own
demise.  I know I certainly do not wish death on you again, either.  Good luck in the
afterlife! -- Shoot

Edgiles Kapp -- Why Mr. Kapp, aren't you the fresh one.  I require at least 20 lunch
"accompaniments" to the ice-cream parlor before moving on to dinner. -- Shux

Dolby Jossel -- Wow!  Two skills!  A new record. -- Birdbrain

Crackhead -- Ouch. -- Belissa Hough
P.S.  Hey, I can't think of great things to say EVERY time.  Besides, my head aches.

Birdbrain -- Damn, bad match for me! -- Dolby Jossel
P.S.  And you aren't living up to your name.

Jackson -- I kept it short just for you, babe. -- Chucker Istta

Nafisah -- I don't think I've ever known any gladiator to admit to liking hospitals.
-- Edgiles Kapp

Romney -- Ah!  Great beginning for me:  a really cool id number, and a win.  Thanks
for the win. -- Heladika Noe
P.S.  Hmm, I could've been an orc.  I wonder if I should have opted for that...?

Simpleton -- This is true, but at least it wouldn't get soggy. -- Dolby Jossel

Masochist -- You're easy to please.  I like that in an opponent. -- Edgiles Kapp

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

FARV was butchered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
ICY was dealt death by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
SHUX was outwaited by NAFISAH in a popular 7 minute gruesome Challenge match.
JACKSON devastated RED STATE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
TRUMP luckily beat CRACKHEAD in a crowd pleasing 1 minute bloody Title match.
CHUCKER ISTTA won victory over HAPPY PEASANT in a tiresome 5 minute mismatched fight.
EDGILES KAPP devastated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
DUNCAN HUNTER was unbelievably bested by DOLBY JOSSEL in a 2 minute gruesome duel.
BELISSA HOUGH vanquished CIVILIZED CRIMINAL in a 1 minute uneven fight.
GIULIANI dispatched HELADIKA NOE in a 2 minute gory fight.
BULLDOZER beat GRIFF in a popular 1 minute novice's melee.
ROMNEY subdued WEAK LINK in a 1 minute amateur's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         TOTAL PARRY       23 -  15 -  0      61  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     13 -   9 -  1      59  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         AIMED BLOW        13 -  11 -  0      54  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    14 -  12 -  4      54  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         STRIKING ATTACK   28 -  26 -  5      52  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-STRIKE      10 -  13 -  1      43  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   6 -  1      33  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   9 -  0      31  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 564 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-STRIKE       2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  3         2  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  2                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    NAFISAH 6612               14   6  0   97 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
TOTAL PARRY      SHUX 5788                   7   3  0   86 4-LETTER CURSE WORDS (663)
STRIKING ATTACK  CRACKHEAD 6652              7   5  0   83 CRY HAVOC (749)
BASHING ATTACK   EDGILES KAPP 6617          17  13  0   68 MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
LUNGING ATTACK   DUNCAN HUNTER 6634          7   3  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 
NAFISAH 6612.  The ten other most popular fighters were SHUX 5788, CRACKHEAD 6652, 
BULLDOZER 6661, ICY 6668, DUNCAN HUNTER 6634, EDGILES KAPP 6617, BELISSA HOUGH 6620, 
JACKSON 6649, TRUMP 6588, and DOLBY JOSSEL 6614.

The least popular fighter this week was GRIFF 6670.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were CHUCKER ISTTA 6619, RED STATE 6657, FARV 6669, WEAK LINK 6665, HELADIKA 
NOE 6666, ROMNEY 6662, GIULIANI 6633, DOLBY JOSSEL 6614, TRUMP 6588, and JACKSON 
6649.

                           SUMMER FACE-TO-FACE IN ATLANTA!

Our next summer FTF will be held in Atlanta, Georgia, July 27-29, 2007.  It will be 
held at the Sheraton Buckhead Hotel in Atlanta, on 3405 Lenox Road NE (404-261-9250). 
Room rates are $95.00 per night, 1-4 occupancy.  There is a free shuttle from the 
MARTA station two blocks away and free parking, high speed internet (for extra charge), 
fitness center, jacuzzi, and pool.  The rooms are blocked--ask for the Reality 
Simulations room block.  Look for transportation info in the tournament information 
sheet.  We hope you're all looking forward to it and that we will see you there!