DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/25/2007    Duedate: 08/07/2007

SOLVEN ARENA

DM-22    TURN-565

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

NAFISAH
KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
(22-6612) [15-6-0,108]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

NAFISAH                        POSITION IS EMPTY
KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)          
(22-6612) [15-6-0,108]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TRUMP                          EDGILES KAPP
THE REPUBLICANS (103)          MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
(22-6588) [13-17-0,88]         (22-6617) [18-13-0,83]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)         53
2. KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)       27      KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
3. THE REPUBLICANS (103)        4      Unchartered Team
4. CRY HAVOC (749)              0
5. WILD OATS (479)              0      BLACK MANA (342)

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/ 3 MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)      11  4 1
 2/ 2 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)    390 189 11 67.4   2/ 2 THE REPUBLICANS (103)     7  8 1
 3- 3 CRY HAVOC (749)           25  19  0 56.8   3/ 1 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)     7  8 0
 4- 4 WILD OATS (479)          266 254 22 51.2   4- 5 CRY HAVOC (749)           3  3 0
 5/ 6 MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)       78  76  2 50.6   5- 6 WILD OATS (479)           1  1 0
 6/ 5 THE REPUBLICANS (103)    523 515 30 50.4   6- 4 4-LETTER CURSE WOR (663)  0  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

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  Nothing is certain in SOLVEN, with changing loyalties, changing 
Duelmasters.  Write this down:  new top team--MIDDLE WAY 15.  MIDDLE WAY 15 had cause 
to celebrate, after BELISSA HOUGH got 18 points by beating KHALHUMS DWARF.  A certain 
someone should cut down on the drinking and practice more, after losing 1 points to 
DOLBY JOSSEL.  (Discrete enough, DUNCAN HUNTER?) Like a flirtacious debutante, 
SOLVEN's Duelmaster TRUMP found himself the man of the hour, being "invited to dance" 
2 times!  The arena was more crowded than usual this time, as NAFISAH faced SOLVEN's 
Duelmaster.  In SOLVEN, nothing is permanent (except Death), and we find ourselves a 
new Duelmaster, NAFISAH.  So who's the team that's been walking into taverns last 
week and ordering milk?  Sounds like a PR stunt to me.   
     My mother wished me to avoid conflict, and seek the gentle trade of Spyreporter. 
But warriors aren't supposed to avoid fights!  Like the noble eagle soaring amongst 
the mountaintops, so stand the warriors of THE REPUBLICANS, alone and unchallenged.  
The warriors of THE REPUBLICANS found their efforts at combat frustrated as 
KELLUMBO'S KIDS apparently had more important things to do than fight.  Take heed 
SOLVEN, of the unprincipled action of JACKSON.  By challenging ROMNEY, 20 points 
below her, JACKSON besmirches the noble art of dueling.  Warriors of SOLVEN!  Do you 
wish your reputations tainted by the base challenge of JACKSON?   
     The moving sword slashes, and having slashed, moves on...  Oh hard!  that to 
strike a flame, the match itself must needs be wasting!   
     Do not think spyreporting in SOLVEN is the highlight of my life.  Keep those 
sands bloody and the buzzards fat!  Do not despair!  I shall return!-- Novgorodny Vir 

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NAFISAH 6612                 15   6  0   108       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BELISSA HOUGH 6620           18  13  0    89       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
 TRUMP 6588                   13  17  0    88       THE REPUBLICANS (103)
-SHUX 5788                     7   3  0    86       4-LETTER CURSE WORDS (663)
 EDGILES KAPP 6617            18  13  0    83       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
-CRACKHEAD 6652                7   5  0    83       CRY HAVOC (749)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHUCKER ISTTA 6619           14  17  0    63       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
 DOLBY JOSSEL 6614            12  12  0    63       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SIMPLETON 6639                3   1  0    48       WILD OATS (479)
 DUNCAN HUNTER 6634            7   4  1    45       THE REPUBLICANS (103)
-BIRDBRAIN 6641                4   2  0    44       WILD OATS (479)
-SHOOT 5786                    3   0  1    44       4-LETTER CURSE WORDS (663)
 JACKSON 6649                  5   2  0    34       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MASOCHIST 6640                2   2  0    32       WILD OATS (479)
 GIULIANI 6633                 6   5  1    25       THE REPUBLICANS (103)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RED STATE 6657                2   5  0    19       THE REPUBLICANS (103)
-BULLDOZER 6661                2   1  0    16       CRY HAVOC (749)
 IO OLDEND 6673                1   0  1    14       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
 ROMNEY 6662                   2   2  0     8       THE REPUBLICANS (103)
-JOSEPHINE 6637                1   1  0     8       WILD OATS (479)
-FRIK 6663                     1   0  0     3       4-LETTER CURSE WORDS (663)
-WEAK LINK 6665                0   3  0     3       CRY HAVOC (749)
 GRIFF 6670                    0   2  0     2       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?
FRIENDLY CONSTABL 385  0  1 0   1                   IO OLDEND 6673        565 NONE    
R.J. 6672              0  1 0 KELLUMBO'S KIDS 676   WURM KIN 410          565 NONE    
FRY 6671               0  1 0 KELLUMBO'S KIDS 676   STONE GOLEM 409       565 NONE    
GALLANTINS MORIK 6650  3  2 1 MIDDLE WAY 15 747     SHOOT 5786            562         
HELADIKA NOE 6666      1  1 0 MIDDLE WAY 15 747     GIULIANI 6633         564         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Judge -- Well, I don't think the fight is in Nafisah's favor, but I have to take a
shot at the throne when I can, especially when it is your guy.  Here's hoping the
strategy tweak pays off, although I don't think it will be enough. -- DK

Happy Peasant?  Still?  Amazing. -- Chucker Istta

Why is it that I find myself dissatisfied with training Guards? -- Edgiles Kapp

Duncan Hunter -- Now, now, play nice! -- Dolby Jossel

They should have let me kill the Civilized Criminal.  After all, I never said *I* was
civilized. -- Belissa Hough

Giuliani -- Drat. -- Ghost of Heladika Noe

Shoot -- Looking good here so far. -- Ghost of Gallantins Morik

Shux -- It'd be my pleasure, ma'am, as I am a great fan of ice cream, as well as of
you. -- Edgiles Kapp

9 July 2007
I have not been receiving my physical turns in a reliable manner lately.  If there
are diplos with the turns that go missing, they're gone for good.  So if you send me
a diplo and do not see an acknowledgement of receipt in the personals, know that I
have not gotten it (yet).  If you have email, contact me at Livia AT reality DOT com.
If you don't have email, keep trying with the diplos.  We are working on this
problem. -- the Scribe/Jorja/Leeta
P.S.  If you email me, put "Re DM" on the subject line.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

R.J. was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
FRY was dealt death by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute Dark Arena duel.
NAFISAH demolished TRUMP in a popular 1 minute one-sided Challenge Title melee.
JACKSON vanquished ROMNEY in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
EDGILES KAPP defeated KHALHUMS DWARF in a 2 minute veteran's fight.
BELISSA HOUGH devastated KHALHUMS DWARF in a popular 1 minute bloody uneven brawl.
CHUCKER ISTTA beat CIVILIZED CRIMINAL in a 2 minute gory mismatched brawl.
DOLBY JOSSEL unbelievably bested DUNCAN HUNTER in a 2 minute gruesome melee.
RED STATE vanquished POLITE BEGGAR in a 2 minute one-sided duel.
GIULIANI won victory over GRIFF in a 3 minute veteran vs. novice duel.
IO OLDEND executed FRIENDLY CONSTABLE in a 1 minute one-sided melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         TOTAL PARRY       23 -  13 -  0      64  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     13 -  10 -  1      57  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         AIMED BLOW        14 -  11 -  0      56  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    12 -  11 -  3      52  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   25 -  25 -  3      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   6 -  2      40  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   9 -  0      36  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -  15 -  1      35  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 565 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         2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  2         2  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  1         2  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    NAFISAH 6612               15   6  0  108 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
STRIKING ATTACK  BELISSA HOUGH 6620         18  13  0   89 MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
BASHING ATTACK   EDGILES KAPP 6617          18  13  0   83 MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
LUNGING ATTACK   DUNCAN HUNTER 6634          7   4  1   45 THE REPUBLICANS (103)
AIMED BLOW       JACKSON 6649                5   2  0   34 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
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 
EDGILES KAPP 6617.  The ten other most popular fighters were DUNCAN HUNTER 6634, FRY 
6671, BELISSA HOUGH 6620, NAFISAH 6612, JACKSON 6649, CHUCKER ISTTA 6619, DOLBY 
JOSSEL 6614, RED STATE 6657, GIULIANI 6633, and TRUMP 6588.

The least popular fighter this week was GRIFF 6670.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ROMNEY 6662, R.J. 6672, IO OLDEND 6673, TRUMP 6588, GIULIANI 6633, RED 
STATE 6657, DOLBY JOSSEL 6614, CHUCKER ISTTA 6619, JACKSON 6649, and NAFISAH 6612.