DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/16/2007    Duedate: 04/28/2007

CALEAM ARENA

DM-26    TURN-552

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ARTHUR BEYER
MEDAL OF HONOR VI (468)
(26-4648) [7-1-1,111]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GOLDERIE                       ARTHUR BEYER
GOLDEN CANYON (290)            MEDAL OF HONOR VI (468)
(26-4657) [16-13-1,89]         (26-4648) [7-1-1,111]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GOLDERIE                       GOLDERIE
GOLDEN CANYON (290)            GOLDEN CANYON (290)
(26-4657) [16-13-1,89]         (26-4657) [16-13-1,89]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (475)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MEDAL OF HONOR VI (468)     22
2. DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (475)     12      GOLDEN CANYON (290)
3. STEEL CRUSADE (477)          0      Unchartered Team
4. GOLDEN CANYON (290)        -33
                                       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*MEDAL OF HONOR VI (468)    8   4  1 66.7   1/ 2*DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (475)  10  5 1
 2/ 2*DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (475)   29  16  1 64.4   2/ 1 GOLDEN CANYON (290)       9  6 0
 3/ 3 GOLDEN CANYON (290)      546 714 20 43.3   3/ 3*MEDAL OF HONOR VI (468)   3  2 1
 4- 4 STEEL CRUSADE (477)      104 146  6 41.6   4- 4 STEEL CRUSADE (477)       0  5 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

     "It's infamous!"  Ardane, spy reporter for Andorak, scowled and drew back his
arm to throw his goblet through the window at the crowd outside.  Then paused to
drain the contents before resuming the about-to-throw-it position.
     "Now, now, it isn't THAT bad."  Desiree of Darkholm, always the voice of sweet
reason at these meetings, laid a hand on his, smiled, and guided the goblet back to
the table.  "It's just a little mistake, you know."
     "Ha!"  Debby Tonte of Free Blades stabbed viciously into her drink with an
umbrella.  "That's easy for YOU to say.  The Delarquans aren't complaining."
     "Of course not."  Galen of Talahya looked faintly envious as she pulled a chunk
of pineapple out of her glass and began to nibble it.  "That's because the Delarquans
are THE Masters of Kung-Fu."
     "You think some managers are complaining," Olaf Modeen said, "you should hear
what the GLADIATORS are saying.  All these rumors about the Aimed Blows having
'special enhancements'..." he shook his head.  "I know it isn't true, you know it
isn't true, the top managers know it isn't true--"
     "Of course it isn't true!"  Ketchum, spy reporter for Crysalis, matched scowls
with Ardane and said, "If ANY one style was going to get a special enhancement, it
should be--"
     "Not now, Ketch," Olaf said.  "Nobody gets, nobody has gotten, nobody WILL get,
special enhancements.  That's always been the rule, and we all know how the Greywand
hates changes.  The real problem--"
     "Try telling that to some of the managers," Debby muttered, peering into her
glass for more fruit.  "They don't want to hear it.  Every time I turn around, some
manager is claiming that someone got a special change and, you know, HE didn't and
it's all unfair."
     "The REAL problem," Olaf said firmly, over-riding her voice, "is explaining to
all the second-rate Aimed Blows why they haven't received any of these 'special
enhancements' they keep hearing about."
     "There aren't any special enhancements," Ardane growled.  "None.  Just managers
who noticed that the Kung-Fu Master is a lot more dangerous than anyone expected, and
have put YEARS into the study of Kung-Fu and learned how to really USE it for their
own gladiators."
     "Saved a lot on weapons, too," Ketchum murmured.
     "But people keep complaining," Debby Tonte said.  She fished one last piece of
fruit out of her glass and stared at it dubiously.
     "There WERE no special enhancements," Olaf said.  "There ARE no special
enhancements.  There WILL BE no special enhancements.  It's all a matter of deep
study and skilled management."
     "Like anyone's going to believe that!"
     "They have no choice," Ketchum said.  "If no 'special enhancements' were given
out, then none can be taken back.  It is the way it is.  What's the point in
complaining because the sun rises in the east?"

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     If you would not get drunk the night before the fights, Arthur Beyer, you would
not need to be swallowing aspirins like they were sunflower seeds.  Not that I'd
advocate swallowing sunflower seeds that way, either.  Nasty things, not as tasty as
people keep claiming, and that shell...inconvenient, at the least.

                                      Loris Key

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of CALEAM!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Former top team GOLDEN CANYON was unseated 
this week as DOC LEGRAND'S LAB moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top spot with a 
3-2-0 record for the round.  MOLDRAUN caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial 
commission as he skillfully bested TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE and was awarded 20 points in 
recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, RUTHLESS JAYWALKER put down 
IVORY IGUANA, causing him to lose 10 points of recognition in the process.  This time 
victory fell to the grasp of the usurper.  All hail ARTHUR BEYER, Duelmaster of 
CALEAM!  Would you believe that over half of the old women in CALEAM seem to feel 
that they could fight better than you gladiators?   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city CALEAM.  I saw one fighter that warriors avoided when this week's 
challenge seeking began.  GOLDEN CANYON is feared.  This much I can say.  Apparently 
the stalwarts of DOC LEGRAND'S LAB are catching the bulk of jests down at the 
challenging board for their large share of the avoids.  Mighty fighters cannot but 
expect competition from those below.  SOLDIER 1 take warning!  You have more than a 
few enemies in CALEAM.  SCARLET SKINK must really be harboring a grudge against the 
MEDAL OF HONOR VI guild!  Merciless, 22 challenged down SOLDIER 1 points this week to 
duel with she.  The weight of the challenge fell hard upon SOLDIER 1 and predictably 
he lost to SCARLET SKINK.  This is how to arouse the anger of an entire guild!   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  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 we meet again, remember:  a turtle walks 
slow, hides head in a shell, and harms no one; a lion runs to slay its prey.-- 
Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ARTHUR BEYER 4648             7   1  1   111       MEDAL OF HONOR VI (468)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SVEN BLUETOOTH 4729          18  33  0    93       STEEL CRUSADE (477)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOLDERIE 4657                16  13  1    89       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
 LORIS KEY 4706               13   5  1    87       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
-CAP'N CRUNCH 4724            12   5  1    80       STEEL CRUSADE (477)
 CLEMMIE 4630                 18  18  1    73       GOLDEN CANYON (290)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CAYLON MCCANN 4728           12  20  1    59       STEEL CRUSADE (477)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SPECKLED GECKO 4711           7   2  1    56       DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (475)
 PIKE 4708                    10   7  0    41       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
 IVORY IGUANA 4714             6   3  0    40       DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (475)
 GUARDIAN NAGA 4712            5   4  0    40       DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (475)
 SCARLET SKINK 4713            6   3  0    35       DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (475)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TIMBER RATTLESNAKE 4710       5   4  0    26       DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (475)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOLDRAUN 4740                 1   1  0    21       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
-UP-CHUCKY 4722                3   5  0    14       STEEL CRUSADE (477)
 SOLDIER 1 4649                1   2  0    13       MEDAL OF HONOR VI (468)
-CALONYMUS 4721                2   4  0    11       STEEL CRUSADE (477)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
MAUREEN 4702          12  6 0 GOLDEN CANYON 290     ARTHUR BEYER 4648     550 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Pike -- I know this might be a disappointment, but we are not challenging you this
turn.  Maybe you can fight one of the Steel Crusade for a change. -- Doc LeGrand

Ivory Iguana -- Blanched?  Hmm, not a bad idea.  Makes a change from the endless
marinades, anyway. -- Clemmie
P.S.  But I'm still not serving it raw.  No sushi for me!

Guardian Naga -- Well, I HAVE heard that some chefs make use of such guardians to
prevent food from burning, curdling, boiling over, or otherwise mis-cooking, but I
never really fancied it myself.  I figure if I don't care enough to watch the stove
myself, well, I shouldn't be cooking, you know?  But I'm sure you can find a job
somewhere.  There are cooks of all classes and degrees in Caleam.  In fact, it's the
culinary center of Andoria! -- Pike

I don't CARE what the Virginal Concubine says, I am NOT going to make "Stuffed
Cucumbers."  The idea!  I just don't see it working, and besides, who likes
cucumbers?  All burp, no solid nutrition. -- Golderie

Soldier 1 -- (anxiously)  You don't expect me to design a meal to commemorate this
fight, do you?  I mean, it's all well and good for those that WANT to, but hey, I
figure if you're hungry, go eat a sandwich, you know? -- Moldraun

Arenamaster Tohre -- If the carnival organizer wanted the cocoanuts back, he
shouldn't have charged me so much for them. -- Clemmie

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SCARLET SKINK bested SOLDIER 1 in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
LORIS KEY was devastated by ARTHUR BEYER in a 1 minute one-sided Title duel.
GOLDERIE was unbelievably bested by KHALHUMS DWARF in a 3 minute veteran's match.
CLEMMIE was devastated by KUNG-FU MASTER in a popular 1 minute one-sided contest.
PIKE was viciously subdued by SPECKLED GECKO in a action packed 2 minute gory brawl.
IVORY IGUANA was devastated by RUTHLESS JAYWALKER in a 1 minute mismatched match.
TIMBER RATTLESNAKE was overcome by VISITING ORC in a 1 minute fight.
GUARDIAN NAGA handily defeated CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute uneven melee.
MOLDRAUN vanquished TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         AIMED BLOW        13 -   5 -  1      72  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   3 -  1      67  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    20 -  13 -  1      61  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-LUNGE       20 -  14 -  0      59  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK    14 -  11 -  0      56  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -   9 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         TOTAL PARRY        1 -   3 -  0      25  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   5 -  0      17  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 552 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    1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  2         3  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  2     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       ARTHUR BEYER 4648           7   1  1  111 MEDAL OF HONOR VI (468)
PARRY-LUNGE      GOLDERIE 4657              16  13  1   89 GOLDEN CANYON (290)
LUNGING ATTACK   SPECKLED GECKO 4711         7   2  1   56 DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (475)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  SCARLET SKINK 4713          6   3  0   35 DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (475)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is GOLDERIE 4657.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was GOLDERIE 4657.  The ten other most popular fighters were SPECKLED GECKO 4711, 
SCARLET SKINK 4713, ARTHUR BEYER 4648, PIKE 4708, GUARDIAN NAGA 4712, MOLDRAUN 4740, 
SOLDIER 1 4649, TIMBER RATTLESNAKE 4710, LORIS KEY 4706, and CLEMMIE 4630.

The least popular fighter this week was IVORY IGUANA 4714.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were CLEMMIE 4630, LORIS KEY 4706, TIMBER RATTLESNAKE 4710, SOLDIER 
1 4649, MOLDRAUN 4740, GUARDIAN NAGA 4712, PIKE 4708, ARTHUR BEYER 4648, SCARLET 
SKINK 4713, and SPECKLED GECKO 4711.

               NEW TEAMS IN THE TEMPORARY TOURNAMENT ARENAS (DM 81/83)

Please note that all new teams created at the Face-to-Face were temporarily placed 
in a temporary Tournament Arena, DM 81 or DM 83.  If you requested that your team be 
placed in a specific arena, it has already transferred to that arena.  Any teams not 
transferred out of DM 81 and DM 83 by May 1 will be deleted.  If you have questions 
about any of your teams, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI