DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/20/2008    Duedate: 03/04/2008

SOLVEN ARENA

DM-22    TURN-580

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

JEROME
KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
(22-6675) [13-2-0,89]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

POSITION IS EMPTY              POSITION IS EMPTY

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

JEROME                         JEROME
KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)          KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
(22-6675) [13-2-0,89]          (22-6675) [13-2-0,89]

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)         47
2. HOT WHEELS (686)            13      KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
3. KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)       10      Unchartered Team
4. DROP THE LEASH (701)         0
5. WINEALOT (751)               0      ELEMENTALS (347)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)    438 213 16 67.3   1/ 2 MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)       8  7 0
 2/ 0 HOT WHEELS (686)           9   5  0 64.3   2/ 1 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)     6  6 1
 3- 2*WINEALOT (751)             3   2  1 60.0   3- 3*WINEALOT (751)            3  2 1
 4/ 3 MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)      110 119  3 48.0   4- 4 DROP THE LEASH (701)      2  1 0
 5- 4 DROP THE LEASH (701)      21  25  3 45.7   5/ 0 HOT WHEELS (686)          1  0 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 292): LORD BYRON of SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 587): SAFFRON SKUNK of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 586): SCRUFF of THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 579): CHUCKER ISTTA of MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 576): MANUEL PEREZ of MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 575): DR HOOK of THE RED BLADES (Bill the Bard, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 572): CAYLON MCCANN of STEEL CRUSADE (Cassius Calvata, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 568): JACK STRAW of THE WARLOCKS (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 538): SELVUN of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 529): LORIMINA of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 520): CADDO SCOT of BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 240): PAS DE QUARTIER of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 422): ELEPHANT DUNG of WILD KINGDOM (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 194): I OF THE KNEE DOLL of HAZAARDS OF CLONING (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 472): VAJRA VALMEJAR of SCARLET KNIGHTS (Armalias, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 292): SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 587): BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 586): THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 579): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 576): MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 575): AMAZONS (?, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 572): GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 568): RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 538): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 529): WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 520): FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 240): FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 421): THE EXILED ONES (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 194): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 472): SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 585): FARSHOT of NEVERWAKE (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 586): SCRUFF of THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 575): DR HOOK of THE RED BLADES (Bill the Bard, mgr.)
                  (turn 574): FLEX of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 538): SELVUN of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
              (turn 537): BELLA DEANE of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 529): LORIMINA of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 520): BUNKER of SONS OF TULL (Gerald Bostock, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 239): INSOLENT IRIS of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 191): AIKEN of SUPERIOR FORCES Y4 (Manager, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     I think it's a pretty good guess that somebody, the handicapper for choice,
hates you, Dondric.  That was not a good match for you.  You probably noticed?

                                   Chucker Istta

                                      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.  Later days, KELLUMBO'S KIDS, since 
MIDDLE WAY 15 took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  Of course, 
we're all terribly impressed to see HOTL MUSCHEL win a fight and gain 20 points, 
terribly.  And it's out with the old, in with the new, as JEROME 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!   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.  What's 
the big D?  DROP THE LEASH was the most avoided team?  Bunch of lily livered... 
grumble... mumble... curse...  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.  DOLBY JOSSEL 
was challenged more times this turn than the Duelmaster.  Now was the DM insulted or 
feared?  Heh, heh.  And we have ANTHON in a challenge, going down 13 points for the 
fight.  Guess what?  I thought ANTHON showed great skill and promise when he was 
defeated by DOLBY JOSSEL.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     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.  We're all going to die in the end, so why 
worry if the fate catches up with you sooner that later?   
     What does the SOLVEN arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  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                  
 JEROME 6675                  13   2  0    89       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JACKSON 6649                 17   2  0   123       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
-ULTRA FAITH 6360              8   3  3    91       DROP THE LEASH (701)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 365 GTB4 6054                 9   5  0    89       HOT WHEELS (686)
 DOLBY JOSSEL 6614            16  23  0    83       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
 CHUCKER ISTTA 6619           18  28  0    82       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
 IO OLDEND 6673               11   5  1    79       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
-JAMMER 6261                   8   3  0    75       DROP THE LEASH (701)
 ANTHON 6693                   4   4  1    71       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DONDRIC 6694                  6   2  1    64       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHAWLIE ISTTA 6688            6   5  1    46       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LIPSTICK 6686                 6   5  2    32       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
-PEWTER 6647                   2   0  0    30       DROP THE LEASH (701)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOTL MUSCHEL 6707             1   0  0    20       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
-PETITE SIRAH 6696             1   0  1    17       WINEALOT (751)
-GRGICH 6699                   1   0  0    15       WINEALOT (751)
-SOUR GRAPE 6697               1   0  0    13       WINEALOT (751)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
CULT MEMBER             0  0 0                      LIPSTICK 6686         580  NONE
GARBIN MOORIS 6700      2  3 0 MIDDLE WAY 15 747    PETITE SIRAH 6696     579   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Oh, heck.  Drat.  I never did feel comfortable with kung-fu, and with me losing to
the Kung-Fu Master, I probably never WILL.  Darn. -- Io Oldend

Jerome -- Gosh, why am I not surprised at how that came out?  You're a tough biscuit.
-- Dolby Jossel

Lipstick -- All over my collar, good!  That'll make somebody jealous! -- Chawlie
Istta

Petite Sirah -- You know, I could've gone all day without that happening and been
happy with it. -- Ghost of Garbin Mooris
P.S.  Don't you be thinking you're setting a precedent with that, kid.

28 January 2008
CALLING ALL THUGS, BRUTES, OGRES, QUARTER HALF WITS, SHALLOW HALBERD ENTHUSIASTS AND
MAUL RATS:  Since the Bashing style has often been maligned in the forums, it is time
to give the style a little tough love with the following concept:  An ALL-BASHER
arena.  The rules are simple--enter the arena as a rookie basher.  That's it.  RSI
said I need to get 20 managers on board and I'm about half way there.  If you are
interested in taking part, PM me in the forums or email me:  chase at accesspr.com
and put D2 in the subject header.

Chase a.k.a. SwineTiger

2 February 2008
ATTENTION EVERYONE -- In March I am going to do manager lists for all arenas.  This
is part of my ongoing and undoubtedly largely futile attempt to get my lists
organized.  If you think I might not know who you are or if you think I might and
you'd rather I not share that information, let me know this month!  You can e-mail
me at Sue at solberg dash mathews dot com (replacing the at, dash and dot with
appropriate characters.  You can send a diplo to The Saint.  You can put an ad in
the newsletter.  Semaphore doesn't work so well, nor does telepathy. -- The Saint,
keeper of lists

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ANTHON was bested by DOLBY JOSSEL in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
DONDRIC lost to IO OLDEND in a action packed 1 minute Challenge battle.
CHUCKER ISTTA was savagely defeated by JEROME in a 3 minute uneven Title fight.
365 GTB4 overpowered VIRGINAL CONCUBINE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
CHAWLIE ISTTA bested VISITING ORC in a 1 minute expert vs. novice brawl.
LIPSTICK butchered CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
HOTL MUSCHEL handily defeated TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 1 minute uneven melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         AIMED BLOW         7 -   0 -  0     100  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    11 -   3 -  1      79  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK    3 -   2 -  1      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         SLASHING ATTACK   14 -  10 -  1      58  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         BASHING ATTACK    19 -  16 -  1      54  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         TOTAL PARRY        6 -  18 -  0      25  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 580 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   JEROME 6675                13   2  0   89 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
LUNGING ATTACK   365 GTB4 6054               9   5  0   89 HOT WHEELS (686)
SLASHING ATTACK  IO OLDEND 6673             11   5  1   79 MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is JEROME 6675.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
JEROME 6675.  The ten other most popular fighters were ANTHON 6693, CHAWLIE ISTTA 
6688, DOLBY JOSSEL 6614, IO OLDEND 6673, CHUCKER ISTTA 6619, 365 GTB4 6054, HOTL 
MUSCHEL 6707, DONDRIC 6694, LIPSTICK 6686, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was LIPSTICK 6686.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DONDRIC 6694, HOTL MUSCHEL 6707, 365 GTB4 6054, CHUCKER ISTTA 6619, IO 
OLDEND 6673, DOLBY JOSSEL 6614, CHAWLIE ISTTA 6688, ANTHON 6693, JEROME 6675, and  0.