DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

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

CLIFFHOME ARENA

DM-38    TURN-522

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

LEE LEE LO LEE
INQUISITION CLONES (416)
(38-4653) [14-0-2,146]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

LEE LEE LO LEE                 S-WHOLE
INQUISITION CLONES (416)       DERANGED ALPHABET (422)
(38-4653) [14-0-2,146]         (38-4741) [0-1-0,7]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LEE LEE LO LEE                 ENTEI
INQUISITION CLONES (416)       FIRE DECK (394)
(38-4653) [14-0-2,146]         (38-4591) [4-6-0,78]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

JEWEL OF THE ORIENT (417)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. FIRE DECK (394)             36
2. JEWEL OF THE ORIENT (417)   33      INQUISITION CLONES (416)
3. BOY O'S (388)               29      Unchartered Team
4. INQUISITION CLONES (416)     8
5. DERANGED ALPHABET (422)      7      DERANGED ALPHABET (422)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 INQUISITION CLONES (416)  43  19  2 69.4   1/ 1 JEWEL OF THE ORIEN (417)  7  3 2
 2/ 2 JEWEL OF THE ORIEN (417)  16  10  4 61.5   2/ 2 INQUISITION CLONES (416)  6  3 0
 3- 3 U.A.K. (92)              300 287 16 51.1   3/ 3 JINDA-BAN (198)           5 10 0
 4/ 4 BOY O'S (388)             54  56  5 49.1   4/ 5 BOY O'S (388)             4  4 1
 5/ 0 FIRE DECK (394)           37  42  1 46.8   5/ 0 FIRE DECK (394)           3  0 0
 6/ 5 JINDA-BAN (198)          426 563  9 43.1   6- 4 BUBBA LOVES CHESS (193)   2  0 0
 7- 6 BUBBA LOVES CHESS (193)  125 166 10 43.0   7- 6 U.A.K. (92)               1  4 0
 8/ 0*DERANGED ALPHABET (422)    0   1  0  0.0   8/ 0*DERANGED ALPHABET (422)   0  1 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

     Welcome CLIFFHOME.  I, Olaf Modeen remember this place well.  Many the fights 
have I fought here.  The celebrations, the disappointments...  Major screwup at 
JINDA-BAN.  RIQUETTIE lost 8 points to VITO.  Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe 
RIQUETTIE will provide more easy wins...  Try as she might, DASHER wasn't good enough 
at persuading LEE LEE LO LEE to step down from the Duelmaster's throne...  Wouldn't 
it be nice to have live subjects to practice on?  I hear some team is looking into 
the uses of convicted prisoners.   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.  
CLIFFHOME thinks JINDA-BAN and their 426-563-9 is too much!  If at first you don't 
succeed, give up...  Management must be dealin', as the boys at BOY O'S ain't 
reelin'!  JINDA-BAN's mad!  How well I know the feeling of being the most challenged 
warrior, RIQUETTIE!  Don't make idle boasts, they may come back to haunt you.  VAN 
BREKDON didn't quite know what to make of a challenge he received from MATTEO of BOY 
O'S, who is 22 points below him.  MATTEO perhaps got his just desserts, seeing as he 
dealt death to  VAN BREKDON and ended up with 26 recognition points.   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  Who will dare fight RUBY, after it returned from 
the Dark Arena?  (For the record 1-0-1 is 33, and has it points) MATTEO of BOY O'S 
got 25 points for removing another young punk.  Tough luck, JINDA-BAN!  How long have 
I been here?  I got people to see, places to go...   
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  The end 
of another Spyreport!  That's cause for celebration in my book!  I don't want to 
overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LEE LEE LO LEE 4653          14   0  2   146       INQUISITION CLONES (416)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LORD CHESSTERFIELD 2351      15  10  1    85       BUBBA LOVES CHESS (193)
-HARD DAYS KNIGHT 2369        10   7  0    79       BUBBA LOVES CHESS (193)
 ENTEI 4591                    4   6  0    78       FIRE DECK (394)
-CPT. CRUNCH 4244             13  18  2    73       U.A.K. (92)
 DASHER 4685                  11   9  0    70       JINDA-BAN (198)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SCROD BOY 4675               10  10  0    66       INQUISITION CLONES (416)
-RUNNA DAMILL 4676             8   6  0    66       U.A.K. (92)
-JADE 4659                     4   5  0    65       JEWEL OF THE ORIENT (417)
 VITO 4709                     7   2  0    63       BOY O'S (388)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-POULAN 4331                  11   8  1    55       U.A.K. (92)
 DA9965439564 4650             8   7  0    54       INQUISITION CLONES (416)
 RIQUETTIE 4672               13  14  0    53       JINDA-BAN (198)
 TORKOAL 4608                  3   2  0    49       FIRE DECK (394)
-PEARL 4660                    5   2  2    43       JEWEL OF THE ORIENT (417)
-DIAMOND 4731                  3   0  0    37       JEWEL OF THE ORIENT (417)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SAPPHIRE 4658                 2   0  1    33       JEWEL OF THE ORIENT (417)
 RUBY 4736                     1   0  1    33       JEWEL OF THE ORIENT (417)
-AVERAGE JOE 4677              8   6  0    32       U.A.K. (92)
 BENT FENDER 4702              5  14  0    29       JINDA-BAN (198)
 MATTEO 4733                   1   1  1    26       BOY O'S (388)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CONNIE PAKKIT 4728            4   2  0    19       JINDA-BAN (198)
 BLAZIKEN 4726                 1   0  0    15       FIRE DECK (394)
-CAMERUPT 4609                 1   0  0    15       FIRE DECK (394)
-VANILLA 4706                  3   4  0    13       U.A.K. (92)
 LEONARDO 4725                 2   4  0    11       BOY O'S (388)
-WHITE CASTLE 3950             2   2  0     9       BUBBA LOVES CHESS (193)
 S-WHOLE 4741                  0   1  0     7       DERANGED ALPHABET (422)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
DARK CHAMPION 24       0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          RUBY 4736             522 NONE    
VAN BREKDON 4732       2  1 0 JINDA-BAN 198         MATTEO 4733           522         
PICKEL UPSON 4727      2  2 0 JINDA-BAN 198         PEARL 4660            519         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Lee Lee Lo Lee -- Ah, I KNEW I could count on you.  I really, really don't want to be
Duel2Dudette, because my manager would be SURE to demand that I write a column, and I
can't IMAGINE that I could ever think of anything to SAY, you know.  It would be such
a disgrace, and I'd still have to say something.  Horrid thought. -- Dasher

Pearl -- (mournful look)  I know I'm too low-class to hang around you.  I wouldn't
push myself on you, though, it was all the Commission's doing.  (sigh)  I did ask the
boss if I could be, well, (embarrassed look) you know, painted...maybe a sort of

cream color like you, I know it wouldn't make me look as GOOD as you do, as HIGH
CLASS, but...rust and gray primer?  That's no class at all.  Oh, well.  Just being
able to see you around makes me feel good, you know? -- Bent Fender

The Dangerous Criminal nearly died!  That felt SOOO good, only actually killing him
would have been better. -- Riquettie
P.S.  After all, he's DANGEROUS and a criminal besides.
P.P.S.  Even knowing it wouldn't be permanent, I'd still have liked to do it.
Striking a blow for, um, normal, law-abiding people, you know?

Matteo -- You must have been a Bad Boy to get matched with me your first time out.
Tsk.  And nobody ASKED me to help you get in the correct lane, you know, it isn't MY
job.  What are people coming to? -- Connie Pakkit

The Embezzling Scribe was trying to pad my bill.  I couldn't have that!  It isn't
like repairs are CHEAP. -- Van Brekdon

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

RUBY viciously butchered DARK CHAMPION in a 3 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
VITO won victory over RIQUETTIE in a action packed 1 minute brutal Challenge battle.
MATTEO assassinated VAN BREKDON in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
LEE LEE LO LEE devastated DASHER in a 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
SCROD BOY was narrowly defeated by ENTEI in a 4 minute master's competition.
TORKOAL overpowered BENT FENDER in a 1 minute bloody one-sided struggle.
DA9965439564 handily defeated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute uneven fight.
LEONARDO lost to CONNIE PAKKIT in a 2 minute duel.
BLAZIKEN won victory over S-WHOLE in a 3 minute gory duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -   2 -  0      85  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   1 -  1      75  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW        26 -  21 -  2      55  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    22 -  18 -  2      55  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         SLASHING ATTACK   14 -  13 -  3      52  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   4 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         TOTAL PARRY        5 -  12 -  0      29  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   5 -  0      29  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         BASHING ATTACK     1 -   6 -  0      14  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 522 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  LEE LEE LO LEE 4653        14   0  2  146 INQUISITION CLONES (416)
SLASHING ATTACK  DASHER 4685                11   9  0   70 JINDA-BAN (198)
LUNGING ATTACK   VITO 4709                   7   2  0   63 BOY O'S (388)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       DA9965439564 4650           8   7  0   54 INQUISITION CLONES (416)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is LEE LEE LO LEE 4653.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was ENTEI 4591.  The ten other most popular fighters were SCROD BOY 4675, RUBY 
4736, VITO 4709, BLAZIKEN 4726, LEE LEE LO LEE 4653, TORKOAL 4608, DA9965439564 4650, 
LEONARDO 4725, S-WHOLE 4741, and MATTEO 4733.

The least popular fighter this week was BENT FENDER 4702.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were DASHER 4685, VAN BREKDON 4732, RIQUETTIE 4672, CONNIE PAKKIT 
4728, MATTEO 4733, S-WHOLE 4741, LEONARDO 4725, DA9965439564 4650, TORKOAL 4608, and 
LEE LEE LO LEE 4653.

               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