DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/10/2007    Duedate: 01/23/2007

MURSKA ARENA

DM-35    TURN-530

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BALIN
CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)
(35-3955) [17-5-0,102]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BALIN                          POSITION IS EMPTY
CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)         
(35-3955) [17-5-0,102]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PITFALL HARRY                  BILDIS
FLIPPERS ARCADE (366)          CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)
(35-3927) [13-23-0,66]         (35-3978) [4-6-0,33]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)      43
2. BUSY, BUSYTOWN (360)         2      BUSY, BUSYTOWN (360)
3. THE GODS ARE ANGRY (63)      1      Unchartered Team
4. DEVIL MAY CARE (370)         0
5. THE BEARS (253)              0       (-1)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*DEVIL MAY CARE (370)       5   1  0 83.3   1/ 1 CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)   12  3 0
 2/ 2 BUSY, BUSYTOWN (360)      88  54  7 62.0   2/ 3 FLIPPERS ARCADE (366)     3  6 0
 3- 3 THE BEARS (253)          381 289 28 56.9   3- 2*DEVIL MAY CARE (370)      2  0 0
 4/ 4 FLIPPERS ARCADE (366)     88  87  7 50.3   4/ 4 BUSY, BUSYTOWN (360)      2  1 0
 5/ 5 CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)   580 842 20 40.8   5/ 5 THE GODS ARE ANGRY (63)   1  2 0
 6/ 6 THE GODS ARE ANGRY (63)    6  15  0 28.6   6- 6 THE BEARS (253)           1  6 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[ Children of Llyr ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     "I'm going to have a tree farm," Faron said, shoving the last of his clean socks
into his pack.  "I've already got the site picked out and the title secured; it's to
the southeast of here, off south of the road to Malcorn."
     "There are SOOO many ways I could argue about that," Balin said, shaking his
head.  He held up a hand and began ticking them off on his fingers.  "You're used to
living in town, fighting in the arena, you'll be bored.  You know nothing about
farming.  Secure title to any land down that way is a pipe dream, the wild Shews
will--"
     "I was a 'wild Shew' not so long ago," Faron cut in.  "I know who to talk to,
how to ask, what not to expect."
     "Well...maybe.  But--"
     "I know what I'm going to be doing.  I will not be continually alone, since the
clan's nemed is there.  Besides, I'll have my wife for company."
     "Your--!  You never said you were married!"
     "You never asked, and it wasn't something to bring up in casual conversation,"
Faron said.  He turned his back on his teammate--former teammate--to signal that he
didn't want to pursue that topic.  Which was true.  He and Lady Protector Morpeth
weren't actually married in a conventional sense, but they had a certain
understanding, born of their commitment to secrets of Wolf Mountain, strengthened by
their shared experience in the arena.
     Balin blew air through his nose.  "What about boredom?" he asked.
     "How can anyone be bored in the woods?"  Faron shook his head and reminded
himself that Balin wasn't Harkene; his mother was Kannish, from the south, and he had
grown up down there.  He didn't understand...maybe couldn't understand.  "It'll be
okay, Balin," he said.  "I'll be a lot too busy to be bored."
     "Does this have something to do with the letter that came for you three days
ago, from Malcorn?"
     "Balin, don't pry.  I don't want to have to lie to you--"
     "Then it does.  There've been some strange rumors out of Malcorn lately.  Things
going on in THEIR forest--"
     "Well, isn't that what we train for in the arena?  Dealing with 'strange things'
wherever they occur?"
     Balin snorted.  "That's what they SAY we train for.  But it's pretty narrow,
specialized, all the rigid rules...I don't know how much use it'd be in a real mess.
Fighting who-knows-what out in the forest, or whatever."
     "When you graduate, then, you can come visit and test your skills in a 'real
mess', because there's bound to be one around.  There always is--even around here in
Murska, if you want to test it now."  Faron glanced over his shoulder in time to
catch Balin's skeptical look.  "You don't think so?  You lead a sheltered life
between the guildhouse, the training schools, and the arena, Balin.  Ask the dwarves
why they closed off the River Cavern.  Go take a look at the graveyard across the
river by noonlight.  Knock on the door of the Wintertower."

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     That was pathetic, Q*bert, especially given our respective styles.  I'm not sure
that's my original strategy, but it works, so I'm keeping it.

                                         Balin

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in MURSKA this turn, and let's start 
with a look at some of the teams.  And let's see, CULANN COONTZ fought EMBEZZLING 
SCRIBE and gained 11 points and contributed to CHILDREN OF LLYR's 4-1-0.  JUNGLE KING 
has lost to M. CHARDINEE, falling 10 points, while helping make FLIPPERS ARCADE a 
0-3-0 turn.  Defending his title for another turn, BALIN kept FLIPPERS ARCADE's 
warrior, Q*BERT, from claiming the throne.  Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I have heard 
from unimpeachable sources that The Dragon's Hangover uses trolls in their stew.  
Talk about gristle!   
     I tell you, a green quarterstaff lasts longer than a seasoned sapling.  A basher 
friend of mine assures me this is true.  CHILDREN OF LLYR has cause to stand tall, as 
they were MURSKA's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to beat.  
And guess who avoided CHILDREN OF LLYR stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was 
THE GODS ARE ANGRY.  Anyone surprised?   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  We'd like to remind certain teams not to rob the graves of their enemies.  
You know who you are; and it's considered rude.   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  Always good to rest in MURSKA, but never good to wear out my welcome.  
Look for me in future turns.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to paper-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BALIN 3955                   17   5  0   102       CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 Q*BERT 3928                  21  18  5    86       FLIPPERS ARCADE (366)
 JUNGLE KING 3930             15  24  0    69       FLIPPERS ARCADE (366)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PITFALL HARRY 3927           13  23  0    66       FLIPPERS ARCADE (366)
-JANICE JOPLIN 3891            4   0  1    61       DEAD MUSICIANS (362)
 TOURNEY SCUM 3943            12   1  0    58       BUSY, BUSYTOWN (360)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DEVILED EGG 3977              2   1  0    50       DEVIL MAY CARE (370)
-THE ONE 3965                  6   2  2    48       THE BEARS (253)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BILDIS 3978                   4   6  0    33       CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)
-BEDEVILED 3973                3   0  0    31       DEVIL MAY CARE (370)
 CULANN COONTZ 3984            4   1  0    30       CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)
 AIDAN O'KAI 3989              3   0  0    25       CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TIBERIUS 3983                 3   3  0    12       THE GODS ARE ANGRY (63)
-THE SICILIAN 3987             1   0  0    11       THE BEARS (253)
 BRENNA 3995                   1   0  0    10       CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)
-GRENADE 3972                  0   1  0     7       THE BEARS (253)
-DR. STRANGE 3971              1   2  0     5       THE BEARS (253)
-ROCCO 3982                    0   3  0     5       THE BEARS (253)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Tiberius -- Wow, that's a cautionary tale!  What happened, you took a too-hot bath
while wearing a wool sweater, and it shrank itself and you?  That's got to be
unpleasant. -- Bildis
P.S.  I can see why you might think yourself being punished by some god, but it was
probably failure to check the care label before washing.  Really.

Pitfall Harry -- No offense, but I'm going to leave you to climb out of that one on
your own.  I've got places to do and things to be.  I'm gonna have me a tree farm
south of town. -- Faron, retiring happily

Dr. Strange -- Yeah, well, what's strange is that you, with twice my experience,
lost.  Just one of those things, I guess. -- Aidan O'Kai

Rocco -- And you, also, lose, giving us a five-oh turn that is just great for
starting the new year, but...not what Jorja was expecting to see. -- Culann Coontz
P.S.  But thanks anyway.

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

BALIN devastated Q*BERT in a 3 minute mismatched Title fight.
JUNGLE KING was vanquished by M. CHARDINEE in a exciting 5 minute gory uneven battle.
PITFALL HARRY was viciously subdued by KUNG-FU MASTER in a 2 minute mismatched brawl.
TOURNEY SCUM outlasted BILDIS in a 7 minute match.
TIBERIUS was bested by AIDAN O'KAI in a action packed 1 minute brawl.
CULANN COONTZ overpowered EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
BRENNA bested PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 4 minute novice's competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         STRIKING ATTACK    4 -   0 -  0     100  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK   17 -   5 -  0      77  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         TOTAL PARRY       16 -   6 -  0      73  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         AIMED BLOW        10 -   6 -  0      63  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         LUNGING ATTACK     7 -   6 -  1      54  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   6 -  0      33  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   8 -  0      33  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         WALL OF STEEL      6 -  17 -  1      26  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   6 -  0       0  |

Turn 530 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 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2         1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      BALIN 3955                 17   5  0  102 CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)
WALL OF STEEL    Q*BERT 3928                21  18  5   86 FLIPPERS ARCADE (366)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is PITFALL HARRY 3927.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was BILDIS 3978.  The ten other most popular fighters were BALIN 3955, AIDAN 
O'KAI 3989, CULANN COONTZ 3984, PITFALL HARRY 3927, TIBERIUS 3983, Q*BERT 3928, 
JUNGLE KING 3930, TOURNEY SCUM 3943, BRENNA 3995, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was BRENNA 3995.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were TOURNEY SCUM 3943, JUNGLE KING 3930, Q*BERT 3928, TIBERIUS 3983, 
PITFALL HARRY 3927, CULANN COONTZ 3984, AIDAN O'KAI 3989, BALIN 3955, BILDIS 3978, 
and  0.