DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/26/2010    Duedate: 06/08/2010

SOLVEN ARENA

DM-22    TURN-631

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ELDON KREE
MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
(22-6746) [16-17-0,110]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ELDON KREE                     CRANKY OLD ROOSTER
MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)            HENPCS (760)
(22-6746) [16-17-0,110]        (22-6811) [5-3-0,54]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ELDON KREE                     JULES
MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)            SERPENTS HOLD (758)
(22-6746) [16-17-0,110]        (22-6817) [3-0-0,37]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

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          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. HENPCS (760)                40
2. MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)         16      MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
3. SERPENTS HOLD (758)          0      Unchartered Team

                                       HENPCS (760)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2*HENPCS (760)              26  14  2 65.0   1/ 2*SERPENTS HOLD (758)       8  6 0
 2/ 1*SERPENTS HOLD (758)       23  15  3 60.5   2/ 1 MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)       8  6 0
 3/ 3 MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)      219 263  4 45.4   3/ 3*HENPCS (760)              8  7 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 322): CONFIDENCE of CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 646): SHY MEERCAT of FURRY FURY (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 645): YELLOW DOG of THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 630): ELDON KREE of MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 634): EARTH QUAKE of DISASTER (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 629): COL. MUSTARD of GOTTA GET A CLUE (?, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 629): PASCELLA of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 627): TYPHON of STEEL BLADES (Madwand, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 591): CORBIE LEK of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 588): TYEFOON TURMOIL of THE STORM FRONT (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 577): BROTHER JEROME of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 270): ZOUM LA BOUSE of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 475): YALO TACTSIE of WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 223): BIG DADDY KANE of RAP ATTACKS (?, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 531): THE PINK RANGER of SUPERIOR FORCES X (Manager, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 322): Z GLADIATORS (Z Man, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 646): ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 645): F WORDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 630): MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 634): PIRATE'S COVE (?, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 629): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 629): GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 627): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 591): CAPTAIN PLANET (?, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 588): THE STORM FRONT (The Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 579): FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 270): DRAGONS GUARD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 475): WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 223): DARK AS DAY (?, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 531): SUPERIOR FATHER et al (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 645): GRAY MATTER of COLORIFIC (Purple People Eater, mgr.)
                               KHAKI KRAIT of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 632): WILD FIRE of DISASTER (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 627): SPUD of RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
             (turn 626): SENATOR WILEY of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 578): SABRE of SERPENT'S HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 223): BIG DADDY KANE of RAP ATTACKS (?, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     I defeated the Veteran Mercenary.  Truly, this is an occasion for celebration.

                                     Eldon Kree

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, Warriors of SOLVEN.  Allow this humble servant Novgorodny Vir to give 
you a respite from the fights in the form of this Spyreport.  Good things come to 
those who fight well, as HENPCS can attest, moving up by 0.  Practice pays for CRANKY 
OLD ROOSTER, who pummelled LUGER, to pocket 27 points.  LUGER certainly had a baffled 
expression on his face, after losing to CRANKY OLD ROOSTER and losing 23 points in 
the process!  Those who hoped for a new Duelmaster were disappointed by KUNG-FU 
MASTER, of SOLVEN, who despite a 0-0-0 couldn't overcome SOLVEN's Number 1.  Word has 
it one team in SOLVEN is using psychics to predict wins.  They lead a charmed life!   
     A Zenmaster once told me, 'Does not the spinning wheel turn?  And do not the 
little birds cry out?'  Any ideas?  Like the noble eagle soaring amongst the 
mountaintops, so stand the warriors of HENPCS, alone and unchallenged.  The warriors 
of HENPCS found their efforts at combat frustrated as SERPENTS HOLD apparently had 
more important things to do than fight.  Is it charming personality?  Conversational 
abilities?  Good oral hygiene?  Whatever it is, CRANKY OLD ROOSTER is the most 
challenged warrior.   
     Ah, the duel!  The roar of the oppenent, the smell of the crowd!  Ask not a 
spymaster for counsel, for he will pontificate long after you have fallen into an 
unconscious stupor.   
     All good things must come to an end.  As the seasons change, and the creatures 
of the wild change also, so do I feel a yearning to leave this place.  Can anything 
compare to the pleasure of writing Spyreports for SOLVEN?  On that giddy note I take 
my leave-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ELDON KREE 6746              16  17  0   110       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GORLON INTHUR 6794            9   4  0    67       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CRANKY OLD ROOSTER 6811       5   3  0    54       HENPCS (760)
 SWEETNESS 6795                6   1  0    38       SERPENTS HOLD (758)
 JULES 6817                    3   0  0    37       SERPENTS HOLD (758)
 HEN OF DEATH 6814             6   2  0    36       HENPCS (760)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LUGER 6790                    6   1  2    31       SERPENTS HOLD (758)
 EMBEZZLING HEN 6810           5   3  1    31       HENPCS (760)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KORINE ORLES 6821             2   0  0    22       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
 CHICKEN GUARD 6812            6   2  0    20       HENPCS (760)
 PLUCKED SCRIBE 6813           4   4  1    18       HENPCS (760)
 LYNNIS NALL 6818              1   5  0     8       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
 DEJANNA KALM 6824             0   2  0     2       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
SHIM SHAM 6822          1  1 0 SERPENTS HOLD 758    DARK CHAMPION         631  NONE
TIGRE 6825              0  1 0 SERPENTS HOLD 758    STONE GOLEM           631  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

I really don't like Kung-Fu Masters. -- Gorlon Inthur
P.S.  And I will continue not to like them until I can defeat them on the sands.

Plucked Scribe -- Damn?  It's annoying. -- Lynnis Nall
P.S.  I suppose your experience gives you an edge.  I guess that's fair enough.

Shim Sham -- Well, they never said it would be easy, and the style match favors you,
so... I guess this is okay, but I would've liked more skills. -- Dejanna Kalm

If I could fight standbys like this for several months, that would be good. -- Korine
Orles

We salute Solven's tourney participants. -- Jorja and the Middle Way

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SHIM SHAM was barely slain by DARK CHAMPION in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
TIGRE was murdered by STONE GOLEM in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
ELDON KREE subdued KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute uneven Title fight.
GORLON INTHUR viciously subdued SWEETNESS in a popular 3 minute gory contest.
LUGER was demolished by CRANKY OLD ROOSTER in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
HEN OF DEATH vanquished LYNNIS NALL in a exciting 1 minute mismatched fight.
JULES viciously subdued PLUCKED SCRIBE in a popular 2 minute gruesome competition.
EMBEZZLING HEN vanquished FRATSFAN NOBLE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
CHICKEN GUARD won victory over DEJANNA KALM in a action packed 1 minute fight.
KORINE ORLES vanquished SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -   3 -  1      83  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY        4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -   7 -  1      68  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         SLASHING ATTACK   14 -   7 -  0      67  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         WALL OF STEEL     11 -   6 -  0      65  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         AIMED BLOW         6 -   7 -  0      46  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   9 -  1      36  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   9 -  0      25  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 631 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     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  2         2  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  GORLON INTHUR 6794          9   4  0   67 MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
WALL OF STEEL    CRANKY OLD ROOSTER 6811     5   3  0   54 HENPCS (760)
TOTAL PARRY      SWEETNESS 6795              6   1  0   38 SERPENTS HOLD (758)
AIMED BLOW       HEN OF DEATH 6814           6   2  0   36 HENPCS (760)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ELDON KREE 6746.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was JULES 6817.  The ten other most popular fighters were SHIM SHAM 6822, GORLON 
INTHUR 6794, HEN OF DEATH 6814, CHICKEN GUARD 6812, ELDON KREE 6746, KORINE ORLES 
6821, CRANKY OLD ROOSTER 6811, TIGRE 6825, SWEETNESS 6795, and LYNNIS NALL 6818.

The least popular fighter this week was LUGER 6790.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DEJANNA KALM 6824, EMBEZZLING HEN 6810, PLUCKED SCRIBE 6813, LYNNIS 
NALL 6818, SWEETNESS 6795, TIGRE 6825, CRANKY OLD ROOSTER 6811, KORINE ORLES 6821, 
ELDON KREE 6746, and CHICKEN GUARD 6812.

                        WINTER FACE-TO-FACE IN SUNNY ARIZONA!

Our next winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 14-16, 2011.  It will be 
held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Tempe, Arizona (480-894-7444), the same hotel as 
last year by popular request.  Room rates are $129.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy, which 
includes full cooked breakfast, complimentary manager's reception (yes, really!), free 
airport shuttle, free parking and free high speed internet.  There's a fitness center, 
jacuzzi, and pool.  The rooms are blocked--please make your reservation by December 22 
before the block is released!  (This is prime season for Phoenix, and people have been
unable to book rooms because they waited too long.)  Look for the tournament info 
sheet and minioverviews some time in December.  We hope you're all looking forward to 
it and that we will see you there!

                          SUMMER FACE-TO-FACE IN CLEVELAND!

Our summer FTF will be down south this year, located in Orlando, Florida on July 9-11, 
2010.  It will be held at the Courtyard Orlando International Drive, near Universal 
Studios and Sea World, and not far from the Disney parks.  The hotel is located at 
8600 Austrian Court, Orlando, 32819 (800-321-2211).  Rooms are $112/night, 1-2 
occupancy, and are listed under the Reality Simulations room block.  

The hotel features free parking and free high-speed wireless internet in all 
guestrooms.  The hotel has an pool, jacuzzi, and fitness center.  There's a Starbucks, 
a restaurant, and a little Market where you can get snacks and sandwiches all day and 
night.  There are tons of restaurants nearby on I-Drive.

The tournament information sheet will be out imminently.  We hope you're all looking 
forward to the tournament and that we will see you there!