DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/25/2007    Duedate: 08/07/2007

MURSKA ARENA

DM-35    TURN-544

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GARTH THE SEAMITE
PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (347)
(35-3748) [19-11-1,115]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BALIN                          POSITION IS EMPTY
CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)         
(35-3955) [27-9-0,120]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PITFALL HARRY                  HYPER VIPER
FLIPPERS ARCADE (366)          PHILANTHROPISTS 2 (345)
(35-3927) [19-31-0,90]         (35-3646) [15-15-1,101]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

PHILANTHROPISTS (153)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. PHILANTHROPISTS (153)       41
2. PHILANTHROPISTS 2 (345)     28      ERRATA (371)
3. PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (347)     16      Unchartered Team
4. ERRATA (371)                15
5. FLIPPERS ARCADE (366)        2      TEAM THREE (314)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*LORD OF MORIA (367)        4   0  0  100   1/ 1 PHILANTHROPISTS (153)    14  1 0
 2/ 2 ERRATA (371)              10   5  0 66.7   2/ 2 CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)    6  9 0
 3/ 3 BUSY, BUSYTOWN (360)      98  58  7 62.8   3/ 4 PHILANTHROPISTS 2 (345)   4  2 0
 4/ 4 PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (347)  108  76  4 58.7   4/ 3 PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (347)   3  0 0
 5/ 5 PHILANTHROPISTS 2 (345)  148 106  9 58.3   5/ 8 FLIPPERS ARCADE (366)     2  4 0
 6/ 6 PHILANTHROPISTS (153)    369 301 29 55.1   6- 5*LORD OF MORIA (367)       1  0 0
 7/ 7 FLIPPERS ARCADE (366)    102 106  7 49.0   7/ 6 ERRATA (371)              1  2 0
 8/ 8 CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)   619 873 21 41.5   8/ 7 BUSY, BUSYTOWN (360)      1  2 0

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

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Banana Boy, it isn't going to work.  I know you hunger to be on our team, to
show yourself worthy of being one of the Children of Llyr, and the gods know your
record DOES show that, but the transfer wouldn't be sanctioned.

                                   Culann Coontz

                                      SPY REPORT

     Much has changed in MURSKA since last I was here.  Never fear, Olaf Modeen 
adapts to many situations, as do all successful fighters.  Ya gotta be quick on yer 
feet!  Keep your elbow off the table!  Thrust!  Block out the pain!  FLIPPERS ARCADE 
is now ranked 5th with a 1-1-0 turn.  What's with VEXED VIKING?  He actually beat 
BUSY, BUSYTOWN's TOURNEY SCUM, and walked away with 24 more points from the fight.  
Major screwup at CHILDREN OF LLYR.  BILDIS lost 10 points to UGLY GENTLEMAN.  Some 
new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe BILDIS will provide more easy wins...  Apparently 
MURSKA isn't filled with as many gutless wonders as I thought.  The Dreaded 
Duelmaster got 2 challenges this turn!  PHILANTHROPISTS 3's hatred of CHILDREN OF 
LLYR surfaced again as GARTH THE SEAMITE challenged MURSKA's top dog.  I can barely 
restrain my enthusiam for PHILANTHROPISTS 3's outstanding member, Duelmaster GARTH 
THE SEAMITE.  I suppose you want to hear some rumors and dirty gossip about your 
fellow fighters?  Tough!   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.  How well I know the feeling 
of being in the most avoided team!  Don't fall out of practive, CHILDREN OF LLYR!  
The bums at ERRATA couldn't face the challenges from CHILDREN OF LLYR!  No excuse for 
that!   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  HYPER VIPER larned his lesson (BALIN taught it 
well), and we right likely won't be seein' 'im fight any CHILDREN OF LLYR members 
with the same gusto.  Here's some advice:  study your opponent, master many skills, 
fight dirty.   
     Who knows what the future holds for a warrior.  More fights, there's no doubt.  
All work and no play makes Olaf a dull fighter.  Work and play no fighter dull Olaf.  
Olaffighterwork and no play.  I don't want to overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GARTH THE SEAMITE 3748       19  11  1   115       PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (347)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BALIN 3955                   27   9  0   120       CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)
 HYPER VIPER 3646             15  15  1   101       PHILANTHROPISTS 2 (345)
 LOONY 3990                    9   2  0    97       ERRATA (371)
 JUNGLE KING 3930             19  34  0    91       FLIPPERS ARCADE (366)
 CULANN COONTZ 3984           13   6  0    91       CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PITFALL HARRY 3927           19  31  0    90       FLIPPERS ARCADE (366)
 VEXED VIKING 3641            12   9  0    90       PHILANTHROPISTS 2 (345)
 TOURNEY SCUM 3943            22   5  0    83       BUSY, BUSYTOWN (360)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JANICE JOPLIN 3891            4   0  1    61       DEAD MUSICIANS (362)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOOMSHAKALAKA 3611            5   3  0    56       PHILANTHROPISTS (153)
 UGLY GENTLEMAN 3582           7   6  0    50       PHILANTHROPISTS (153)
-NI 3945                       3   3  0    47       PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (347)
-DURIN 3935                    4   0  0    44       LORD OF MORIA (367)
 BILDIS 3978                   8  16  0    40       CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRENNA 3995                   9   6  0    33       CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)
 PACIFIST 3939                 4   0  0    32       PHILANTHROPISTS (153)
 ALE'CHAI TALLSKY 4026         3   0  0    27       PHILANTHROPISTS (153)
-SIR PSYCHO 3707               2   1  0    26       PHILANTHROPISTS 2 (345)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LAELAMESTO 3745               3   2  0    24       PHILANTHROPISTS (153)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-AHANTI GRAVETT 3747           2   0  0    21       PHILANTHROPISTS 2 (345)
-ALCARESE 3946                 1   0  0    20       PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (347)
-SHYBEL GIBBEN 3979            2   0  0    18       PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (347)
 DRENDAN O'KAI 4030            1   2  0    13       CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)
-ORDENASH 3950                 1   0  0    10       PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (347)
-MR SHORTSWORD 3746            0   1  0     1       PHILANTHROPISTS 2 (345)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
AIDAN O'KAI 3989      10  4 1 CHILDREN OF LLYR 141  HYPER VIPER 3646      541 JUST REV

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Durin -- Why aren't you listed as a dwarf? -- Brenna

Tourney Scum -- There are other brands, too. -- Balin

Vexed Viking -- Have you considered warm milk at bedtime?  The natural tryptophans,
you know. -- Bildis

Laelamesto -- Wow, a win!  If that was an act of philanthropy on your part, I'll TAKE
it. -- Drendan O'Kai
P.S.  And if it was an act of competence on my part, I'll take THAT, too.

9 July 2007
I have not been receiving my physical turns in a reliable manner lately.  If there
are diplos with the turns that go missing, they're gone for good.  So if you send me
a diplo and do not see an acknowledgement of receipt in the personals, know that I
have not gotten it (yet).  If you have email, contact me at Livia AT reality DOT com.
If you don't have email, keep trying with the diplos.  We are working on this
problem. -- the Scribe/Jorja/Leeta
P.S.  If you email me, put "Re DM" on the subject line.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

GARTH THE SEAMITE devastated CULANN COONTZ in a 1 minute Challenge Title fight.
LOONY vanquished JUNGLE KING in a 1 minute brutal uneven Challenge battle.
PACIFIST outlasted BRENNA in a unpopular 14 minute Challenge duel.
HYPER VIPER was bested by BALIN in a exciting 2 minute bloody veteran's fight.
TOURNEY SCUM was viciously subdued by VEXED VIKING in a 2 minute veteran's duel.
PITFALL HARRY bested KUNG-FU MASTER in a 2 minute gruesome one-sided competition.
UGLY GENTLEMAN won victory over BILDIS in a 1 minute duel.
BOOMSHAKALAKA vanquished THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
LAELAMESTO viciously subdued DRENDAN O'KAI in a 2 minute gory duel.
ALE'CHAI TALLSKY overpowered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute uneven match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         AIMED BLOW         5 -   0 -  0     100  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -   6 -  0      67  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK     8 -   4 -  1      67  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK   18 -  10 -  1      64  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         TOTAL PARRY       23 -  15 -  0      61  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -   7 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         WALL OF STEEL      8 -  11 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   9 -  0      31  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         BASHING ATTACK     0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 544 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  GARTH THE SEAMITE 3748     19  11  1  115 PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (347)
TOTAL PARRY      BALIN 3955                 27   9  0  120 CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)
WALL OF STEEL    LOONY 3990                  9   2  0   97 ERRATA (371)
SLASHING ATTACK  CULANN COONTZ 3984         13   6  0   91 CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)
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 HYPER VIPER 3646.  The ten other most popular fighters were VEXED VIKING 
3641, LAELAMESTO 3745, BALIN 3955, GARTH THE SEAMITE 3748, UGLY GENTLEMAN 3582, LOONY 
3990, PITFALL HARRY 3927, BOOMSHAKALAKA 3611, ALE'CHAI TALLSKY 4026, and TOURNEY SCUM 
3943.

The least popular fighter this week was PACIFIST 3939.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BILDIS 3978, BRENNA 3995, JUNGLE KING 3930, CULANN COONTZ 3984, DRENDAN 
O'KAI 4030, TOURNEY SCUM 3943, ALE'CHAI TALLSKY 4026, BOOMSHAKALAKA 3611, PITFALL 
HARRY 3927, and LOONY 3990.