DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/12/2007    Duedate: 04/25/2007

JHANS ARENA

DM-36    TURN-532

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

OBSIDIAN
VOW TO DESTROY (601)
(36-7135) [13-7-2,120]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

OBSIDIAN                       POSITION IS EMPTY
VOW TO DESTROY (601)           
(36-7135) [13-7-2,120]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

OBSIDIAN                       OBSIDIAN
VOW TO DESTROY (601)           VOW TO DESTROY (601)
(36-7135) [13-7-2,120]         (36-7135) [13-7-2,120]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ENGINES 'O' DEATH (72)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. VOW TO DESTROY (601)        20
2. ERRATA (490)                17      ENGINES 'O' DEATH (72)
3. BABES (416)                 12      Unchartered Team
4. ENGINES 'O' DEATH (72)       0
                                       ABYSMAL BEHAVIOR2 (532)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 ENGINES 'O' DEATH (72)    32  27  2 54.2   1/ 1 ENGINES 'O' DEATH (72)    7  7 1
 2/ 3 BABES (416)              277 264 12 51.2   2/ 4 VOW TO DESTROY (601)      4  7 0
 3/ 4 VOW TO DESTROY (601)      38  42  7 47.5   3/ 2 ERRATA (490)              3  0 0
 4/ 5 ERRATA (490)              74  86  5 46.3   4/ 3 BABES (416)               2  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

     "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?"

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster here with my bag to give you the news on last 
week's fights.  Hey everybody, watch out for COME ON, who flew up 17 points in the 
rankings after mashing ENEMY SABOTEUR like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  And 
falling like a basher in the top ten was THE MAD CYCLONE, who dropped 9 points after 
a disappointing (to say the least) bout with SANDY.  Drawing on all of hers 
experience as a 12-5-1 warrior, ROSIE went for the Duelmastership against OBSIDIAN 
this week.  Well, everybody's pal OBSIDIAN moved his record to 13-7-2 by defeating 
ROSIE in the Duelmaster's Title Bout and gaining 10 recognition points.  Advice to 
bashers--never force anything, just get a bigger halberd!   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!  
Did you hear that ERRATA was most avoided team this week?  Well, knowing the personal 
hygiene of ERRATA's warriors, I'm not surprised!  For those of you who like math, try 
this one:  ERRATA + Weapons That go Boom = BABES + Avoid City.  Well just about 
everybody wants a piece of ROSIE, who was this week's most challenged warrior.   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  Knowing when to use the right 
tactics at the proper time is a very important step on the road to Duelmaster.   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in JHANS have no 
sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some 
tracks.  And remember, you can pick your friends and you can pick your--(loud boos), 
oh, you've heard that one already!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OBSIDIAN 7135                13   7  2   120       VOW TO DESTROY (601)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROSIE 7161                   12   6  1    93       BABES (416)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COME ON 7143                  8   1  0    84       ERRATA (490)
-RAKAR 5307                   11   6  1    68       IRON TIGERS (484)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BLOOD THIRSTER 7199           8   1  2    64       VOW TO DESTROY (601)
-AFTER 7118                    6   2  0    63       ERRATA (490)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IRON MAN 591                  9   3  0    49       ENGINES 'O' DEATH (72)
 SANDY 7194                    5   4  0    43       BABES (416)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SUSIE 7193                    3   1  1    30       BABES (416)
 THE MAD CYCLONE 589           7   5  0    29       ENGINES 'O' DEATH (72)
-PUSS N BOOTS 7165             2   2  0    28       ERRATA (490)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FROZEN CHARLOTTE 7247         1   0  0     5       ENGINES 'O' DEATH (72)
 TRISH 7246                    0   1  0     1       BABES (416)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
SOLOMON GRUNDY 7222    5  5 1 ENGINES 'O' DEATH 72  SPYMASTER 22          532 NONE    
STAGGER LEE 7223       5  5 0 ENGINES 'O' DEATH 72  BLACK ORC 20          532 NONE    
BASHER 7249            0  1 0 VOW TO DESTROY 601    KOBOLD ENFORCER 18    532 NONE    
STRIKER 7248           0  1 0 VOW TO DESTROY 601    KOBOLD ENFORCER 18    532 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

     Ah, once upon a time this space would be full of lively chatter.  Now it's
     gathering dust--and let me tell you, dusting personal ads is hard to do. -- Ed.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SOLOMON GRUNDY was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
STAGGER LEE was barely slain by BLACK ORC in a exciting 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
BASHER was put to death by KOBOLD ENFORCER in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
STRIKER was savagely slain by KOBOLD ENFORCER in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena duel.
ROSIE was bested by OBSIDIAN in a exciting 4 minute veteran's Challenge Title fight.
COME ON devastated ENEMY SABOTEUR in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
THE MAD CYCLONE was defeated by SANDY in a 1 minute struggle.
IRON MAN beat AMBITIOUS GUARD in a crowd pleasing 5 minute brawl.
FROZEN CHARLOTTE defeated TRISH in a 2 minute gruesome beginner's melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK   14 -   3 -  0      82  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         AIMED BLOW         8 -   5 -  0      62  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -   6 -  1      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         WALL OF STEEL     11 -   9 -  0      55  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         TOTAL PARRY       19 -  16 -  1      54  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK    10 -  11 -  1      48  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK    11 -  15 -  2      42  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -  13 -  0      24  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 532 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     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  3         1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    OBSIDIAN 7135              13   7  2  120 VOW TO DESTROY (601)
TOTAL PARRY      ROSIE 7161                 12   6  1   93 BABES (416)
SLASHING ATTACK  COME ON 7143                8   1  0   84 ERRATA (490)
AIMED BLOW       SANDY 7194                  5   4  0   43 BABES (416)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is OBSIDIAN 7135.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was OBSIDIAN 7135.  The ten other most popular fighters were STAGGER LEE 7223, SANDY 
7194, TRISH 7246, COME ON 7143, FROZEN CHARLOTTE 7247, BASHER 7249, SOLOMON GRUNDY 
7222, STRIKER 7248, ROSIE 7161, and THE MAD CYCLONE 589.

The least popular fighter this week was IRON MAN 591.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were THE MAD CYCLONE 589, ROSIE 7161, STRIKER 7248, SOLOMON GRUNDY 7222, 
BASHER 7249, FROZEN CHARLOTTE 7247, COME ON 7143, TRISH 7246, SANDY 7194, and STAGGER 
LEE 7223.

               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