DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/08/2007    Duedate: 01/20/2007

CALEAM ARENA

DM-26    TURN-545

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CAP'N CRUNCH
STEEL CRUSADE (477)
(26-4724) [10-3-1,94]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CAP'N CRUNCH                   ARTHUR BEYER
STEEL CRUSADE (477)            MEDAL OF HONOR VI (468)
(26-4724) [10-3-1,94]          (26-4648) [3-0-0,54]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SVEN BLUETOOTH                 PIKE
STEEL CRUSADE (477)            GOLDEN CANYON (290)
(26-4729) [16-31-0,90]         (26-4708) [4-6-0,20]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

GOLDEN CANYON (290)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. STEEL CRUSADE (477)         29
2. MEDAL OF HONOR VI (468)     22      GOLDEN CANYON (290)
3. FAMOUS FELINES (478)         0      Unchartered Team
4. DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (475)      0
5. PHILANTHROPISTS (467)        0      MEDAL OF HONOR VI (468)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*FAMOUS FELINES (478)       3   0  1  100   1/ 2 GOLDEN CANYON (290)       9  6 0
 2- 2*DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (475)   11   4  0 73.3   2- 1*DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (475)   6  4 0
 3- 3 PHILANTHROPISTS (467)     38  25  0 60.3   3/ 6 STEEL CRUSADE (477)       5  8 0
 4/ 4*MEDAL OF HONOR VI (468)    3   2  0 60.0   4- 4*FAMOUS FELINES (478)      3  0 1
 5/ 5 GOLDEN CANYON (290)      524 701 20 42.8   5- 3 PHILANTHROPISTS (467)     3  1 0
 6/ 6 STEEL CRUSADE (477)       97 133  6 42.2   6/ 5*MEDAL OF HONOR VI (468)   3  2 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

        + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ The Golden Canyon Cookoff ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     "You mean...Smaynurn isn't COMING?"  Golderie stopped, spatula in hand, and
stared at her teammate Clemmie.  She was aghast and didn't care who knew it.  "We
were counting on him for inspiration, we had plans to feature him--"
     "We'll have to do it without him," Clemmie said, shrugging.  She looked down her
nose at Golderie, which was easy since she was more than a foot taller than her
teammate.  "SOME of us don't need an old Philanthropist sitting around to inspire
us."
     "Oh, right, Maureen and her Bruned Geiron Fors?  The stuff has got to be
edible--by an disinterested party--before it gets into the cook-off," Golderie said.
     "They've been re-designed," Clemmie said, dismissing the problem.  "She said
something about Cap'n Crunch knowing where she can get crystallized syrup."
     Golderie curled her lip in scorn at that--sweets!  Anyone could make SWEETS.
The real test was making a good main dish using the smaynur figs.  Maybe with venison
and a wine marinade.  Loris had suggested curry, but Golderie dismissed that, too.
You could put ANYTHING in curry and never see it again, much less taste it.  She
waved her spatula at Clemmie again and wandered off, muttering about herbed vinegars.

                                      SPY REPORT

     Welcome CALEAM.  I, Olaf Modeen remember this place well.  Many the fights have 
I fought here.  The celebrations, the disappointments...  Biff!  Pow!  CALEAM watched 
with glee as DOC LEGRAND'S LAB got knocked off top spot by GOLDEN CANYON!  Ya gotta 
be quick on yer feet!  Keep your elbow off the table!  Thrust!  Block out the pain!  
STEEL CRUSADE is now ranked 3rd with a 3-2-0 turn.  What's with ARTHUR BEYER?  He 
actually beat GOLDEN CANYON's MAUREEN, and walked away with 22 more points from the 
fight.  Major screwup at GOLDEN CANYON.  MAUREEN lost 19 points to ARTHUR BEYER.  
Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe MAUREEN will provide more easy wins...  What a 
role model for CALEAM's young 'uns!  ENLIGHTENED BEING becomes Duelmaster, but don't 
bother to fight no more!  I'm sure CALEAM is excited about CAP'N CRUNCH, the new 
Duelmaster from STEEL CRUSADE.  (remember?)  But when you've seen as many as I 
have...  Wouldn't it be nice to have live subjects to practice on?  I hear some team 
is looking into the uses of convicted prisoners.   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...  The most avoided team 
was GOLDEN CANYON.  The bums at STEEL CRUSADE couldn't face the challenges from 
GOLDEN CANYON!  No excuse for that!  What do people see in CLEMMIE?  Hers 15-14-1?  
GOLDEN CANYON ain't talkin', but she's got 80 points.  CLEMMIE didn't quite know what 
to make of a challenge she received from CAYLON MCCANN of STEEL CRUSADE, who is 21 
points below her.  CAYLON MCCANN perhaps got his just desserts, seeing as he was 
bested by CLEMMIE and ended up with 57 recognition points.   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  Here's some advice:  study your opponent, master 
many skills, fight dirty.   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  The 
end of another Spyreport!  That's cause for celebration in my book!  Remember--a good 
fighter needs both good skills and good luck.  Until next time,-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CAP'N CRUNCH 4724            10   3  1    94       STEEL CRUSADE (477)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ENLIGHTENED BEING 4642       15   4  0   113       PHILANTHROPISTS (467)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SVEN BLUETOOTH 4729          16  31  0    90       STEEL CRUSADE (477)
 CLEMMIE 4630                 15  14  1    80       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
 GOLDERIE 4657                12  10  1    77       GOLDEN CANYON (290)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LORIS KEY 4706                9   2  1    72       GOLDEN CANYON (290)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CAYLON MCCANN 4728           11  17  1    57       STEEL CRUSADE (477)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ARTHUR BEYER 4648             3   0  0    54       MEDAL OF HONOR VI (468)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAUREEN 4702                  8   5  0    33       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
-PLEXIGLASSJAWJOE 4650         6   5  0    31       PHILANTHROPISTS (467)
-ORTH 4643                     7   3  0    30       PHILANTHROPISTS (467)
-SCARLET SKINK 4713            3   0  0    27       DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (475)
-SMAYNURN 4656                 6   3  0    25       PHILANTHROPISTS (467)
-IRON FORGE 4707               3   4  0    25       PHILANTHROPISTS (467)
-SPECKLED GECKO 4711           3   0  0    24       DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (475)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PIKE 4708                     4   6  0    20       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
-CHESHIRE CAT 4736             1   0  0    19       FAMOUS FELINES (478)
-GUARDIAN NAGA 4712            2   1  0    18       DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (475)
-IVORY IGUANA 4714             2   1  0    17       DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (475)
 UP-CHUCKY 4722                2   2  0    15       STEEL CRUSADE (477)
-MACK 4734                     1   0  0    11       FAMOUS FELINES (478)
-PINK PANTHER 4733             1   0  1    10       FAMOUS FELINES (478)
 CALONYMUS 4721                1   1  0     5       STEEL CRUSADE (477)
-TIMBER RATTLESNAKE 4710       1   2  0     5       DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (475)
-SOLDIER 1 4649                0   1  0     1       MEDAL OF HONOR VI (468)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
SOLDIER 3 4645         0  1 0 MEDAL OF HONOR VI 468 PINK PANTHER 4733     543         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Speckled Gecko -- Are those...real spots on your hide?  Tell me they are, because
otherwise, I'm seeing things.  But if your spots are real, then maybe the spots on
the arenamaster are real, also, and the spots on...well, maybe not THOSE, but if at
least SOME of the spots are not the result of mixing, well, let's just say I was
really not paying attention when the bartender at the One-Eyed Wolf was serving me,
even thought I KNOW he's jealous of the success of the Golden Canyon Saloon, and he
might have slipped me, well, just about ANYTHING.  Because my head sure does ache,
and my mouth tastes like what a cat's box smells like, and I really don't feel very
good at all.... -- Pike, staggering off in search of any kind of relief

Enlightened Being -- You call THAT enlightened?  Listen, buster, you have no CLUE. --
Golderie
P.S.  That's because you're a dwarf.  Everybody knows that dwarves don't do
enlightenment.  It's against your religion or something.

Caylon McCann -- I'm sure you tried hard, but you were cursed and confounded from the
beginning, you know.  It's in your stars.  I know this person who knows ALL about
stars, he actually hangs out at the Golden Canyon Saloon quite a bit, and when the
matches were posted, I asked him to find out about yours, so I could be prepared.  He
said your stars were the Blue Hyena and the Laughing Fox, which I never heard of, but
we went outside last night and he pointed them out to me.  And what *I* think is that
if those are your stars, you need to polish them up quite a lot, because they're DIM.
How can you expect people to respect your stars if you don't keep them bright? --
Clemmie
P.S.  Actually, the Laughing Fox is kind of cute.

Sven Bluetooth -- Floss daily.  It'll help. -- Loris Key
P.S.  Unless your tooth is too far gone.  Then nothing helps.

The Honest Merchant?  It is to laugh!  I've seen the stuff in his Honest Ron's
Emporium, and it isn't worth the effort to carry it out the door. -- Maureen

Cap'n Crunch -- Why, thank you, sir!  I will treasure that compliment. -- Golderie
P.S.  Could I have it in writing?

Ed. -- Well, it helps if you're drunk first. -- Pike

     Ah, that kind of thing.  I'll pass, thank you. -- Ed.

18 December 2006
Let it be known that Buddy Lee is no longer a member of The Company of Brothers,
T.C.B.  I have resigned as of 10-23-06.  Thank you.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CAYLON MCCANN was bested by CLEMMIE in a 2 minute gruesome master's Challenge fight.
CALONYMUS was narrowly defeated by PIKE in a 4 minute brutal Challenge melee.
CAP'N CRUNCH overpowered LORIS KEY in a 1 minute mismatched Title duel.
GOLDERIE was bested by SVEN BLUETOOTH in a 2 minute veteran's fight.
MAUREEN was demolished by ARTHUR BEYER in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
UP-CHUCKY vanquished SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 1 minute mismatched fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         AIMED BLOW        12 -   2 -  0      86  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    18 -   3 -  0      86  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   1 -  1      83  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-LUNGE       18 -  14 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK    10 -   8 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         STRIKING ATTACK    5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         TOTAL PARRY        8 -  13 -  0      38  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   2 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 545 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   CAP'N CRUNCH 4724          10   3  1   94 STEEL CRUSADE (477)
PARRY-LUNGE      GOLDERIE 4657              12  10  1   77 GOLDEN CANYON (290)
AIMED BLOW       LORIS KEY 4706              9   2  1   72 GOLDEN CANYON (290)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
The overall popularity leader is SVEN BLUETOOTH 4729.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was PIKE 4708.  The ten other most popular fighters were CLEMMIE 4630, SVEN 
BLUETOOTH 4729, GOLDERIE 4657, CAYLON MCCANN 4728, CALONYMUS 4721, ARTHUR BEYER 4648, 
UP-CHUCKY 4722, CAP'N CRUNCH 4724, LORIS KEY 4706, and MAUREEN 4702.

The least popular fighter this week was MAUREEN 4702.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were LORIS KEY 4706, CAP'N CRUNCH 4724, UP-CHUCKY 4722, ARTHUR BEYER 4648, 
CALONYMUS 4721, CAYLON MCCANN 4728, GOLDERIE 4657, SVEN BLUETOOTH 4729, CLEMMIE 4630, 
and PIKE 4708.