DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/10/2007    Duedate: 04/23/2007

KATI-TEI ARENA

DM-41    TURN-507

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SWAN
BIRDS (286)
(41-4107) [12-5-2,115]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SWAN                           LADY HAWK
BIRDS (286)                    BIRDS OF PREY (222)
(41-4107) [12-5-2,115]         (41-2619) [3-5-0,14]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SWAN                           QUINORE
BIRDS (286)                    WANDERERS (329)
(41-4107) [12-5-2,115]         (41-4234) [14-18-0,61]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

WANDERERS (329)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. KILL SQUAD (393)            41
2. WANDERERS (329)             31      MEDAL OF HONOR 26 (385)
3. MEDAL OF HONOR 26 (385)     17      Unchartered Team
4. THE PLAGUE (93)              4
5. BIRDS (286)                  3      BIRDS OF PREY (222)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 MEDAL OF HONOR 26 (385)   77  36  6 68.1   1/ 1 WANDERERS (329)          12  3 1
 2- 2*WRECKING CREW (391)       13  10  0 56.5   2/ 2 MEDAL OF HONOR 26 (385)   6  2 1
 3/ 3 BIRDS (286)               92  86  7 51.7   3/ 3 BIRDS (286)               3  1 0
 4/ 4 THE PLAGUE (93)          201 195 12 50.8   4- 5*WRECKING CREW (391)       1  0 0
 5/ 5 WANDERERS (329)          470 518 12 47.6   5/ 0*KILL SQUAD (393)          1  4 0
 6/ 0*BIRDS OF PREY (222)       12  24  1 33.3   6/ 4 THE PLAGUE (93)           1  9 0
 7/ 0*KILL SQUAD (393)           1   4  0 20.0   7/ 0*BIRDS OF PREY (222)       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

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly KATI-TEI games.  RAMBLING OX caught the eye of many in 
the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested RUTHLESS JAYWALKER and was 
awarded 13 points in recognition.  Although REIGN OF BLADES made a valiant effort, it 
did not suffice to topple the reign of victorious SWAN.  No confirmation, but my 
sources claim that the top team has gained their position using magical aids.  
Charmed weapons perhaps?   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  My inside sources tell me that the 
team to beat in KATI-TEI these days is THE PLAGUE.  At least, most blades in town are 
looking to avoid them.  Apparently the stalwarts of BIRDS are catching the bulk of 
jests down at the challenging board for their large share of the avoids.   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  Some say a warrior is judged by the way he bears arms.  One thing 
is sure, better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in KATI-TEI.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  Ahh, but I can hear the spires 
of a far off city calling to me.  I must away!  Till next we meet remember - the pen 
is mightier than the sword, but a maul is a different story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SWAN 4107                    12   5  2   115       BIRDS (286)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BRICKUS MAXIMUS 1734         22   2  0   103       THE PLAGUE (93)
-SOLDIER 1 4238               15   6  0   100       MEDAL OF HONOR 26 (385)
-WILLIAM CRAWFORD 4241        16  10  0    92       MEDAL OF HONOR 26 (385)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 REIGN OF BLADES 2087          8   6  0    83       THE PLAGUE (93)
-JAMES DOOLITTLE 4237         15   5  1    73       MEDAL OF HONOR 26 (385)
-DEATH'S DOORMAN 1953         13  10  1    72       THE PLAGUE (93)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VALGARD 4274                  9   7  0    65       WANDERERS (329)
 CHERICILLE 4276              10   5  1    64       WANDERERS (329)
 QUINORE 4234                 14  18  0    61       WANDERERS (329)
 RAMBLING OX 4280              7   5  1    57       WANDERERS (329)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FORANDIN 4272                11   6  0    56       WANDERERS (329)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRUNT 1 4293                  4   2  1    31       MEDAL OF HONOR 26 (385)
-HAMMERJACK 4285               2   2  0    31       WRECKING CREW (391)
-BLINDED BY KNOWING 4290       3   4  0    25       THE PLAGUE (93)
-DOMINATOR 4286                3   1  0    24       WRECKING CREW (391)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FALCON 2622                   6   1  1    22       BIRDS OF PREY (222)
-ENRAGE 4284                   3   1  0    21       WRECKING CREW (391)
-VULTURE 4259                  1   0  0    21       BIRDS (286)
 GRUNT 2 4294                  3   3  0    18       MEDAL OF HONOR 26 (385)
-PAINFIRE 4292                 2   2  0    18       WRECKING CREW (391)
 LADY HAWK 2619                3   5  0    14       BIRDS OF PREY (222)
-SPARROW 2623                  1   6  0     9       BIRDS OF PREY (222)
-EAGLE HEART 2621              1   6  0     9       BIRDS OF PREY (222)
-NIGHT OWL 2635                1   4  0     7       BIRDS OF PREY (222)
 STREEN 4311                   1   0  0     6       KILL SQUAD (393)
 NYOGTHA 4315                  0   1  0     1       THE PLAGUE (93)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
STRIKER 4312           0  1 0 KILL SQUAD 393        BLACK ORC 20          507 NONE    
BASHER 4313            0  1 0 KILL SQUAD 393        ARENAMASTER JAILON 23 507 NONE    
STRIKER 4309           0  1 0 KILL SQUAD 393        DARK CHAMPION 24      507 NONE    
STRIKER 4310           0  1 0 KILL SQUAD 393        HIGH ELF 19           507 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Visiting Orc?  Why me?  I lead a quiet, orderly life, nothing to attract an orc.  I
have a small apartment, too, a room and a half, no place to PUT an orc. -- Valgard
the annoyed and disgruntled

He died?  Well...I didn't mean for that to happen.  And it wouldn't have happened if
he'd resisted the impulse to parry with his face.  Of all the dumb things to do! --
Chericille the moderately regretful
P.S.  I'd feel more regret if I didn't know he'd be resurrected in time for the next
fight.

Well...I suppose I can't take more than three-quarters of the credit for defeating
the Honest Merchant right after he gets killed by my teammate.  Still, a win is a
win, and all that. -- Forandin

Blinded by Knowing -- It says here that "your eyes blazed as you accepted your loss."
Is this the situation that resulted in your name?  Knowing you lost, you were blinded
by that blaze?  Just wondered. -- Quinore

This Happy Peasant is truly unimpressive.  I mean, no armor!  An awful style!  And
*I* beat him.  It's enough to make you wonder what he did to deserve this, and why
he's so happy all the time. -- Rambling Ox

The Condor died?  We knew they were an endangered species, but we never expected to
see it happen HERE. -- the Wanderers

Grunt 1 -- You're welcome to take my place, any time. -- Arkam, Volunteer
P.S.  I'm not really "shifty-eyed," I just got sand in 'em.

Rambling Ox -- Thank you, thank you.  You bring joy to my life. -- Timo Ley, Happy
Peasant

Forandin -- Young fool!  I will send you a bill for those skills, and I expect
IMMEDIATE payment, or you will find the interest...unpleasant. -- Londrus Korlins,
Honest Merchant of Kati-Tei

Chericille -- So!  You think to so-easily terminate your teammate Flutterlee's debt?
Ha!  You have just added your own debt to it, because it is YOU who must pay for my
resurrection, since it is YOUR fault that I needed one. -- Londrus Korlins, Honest
Merchant of Kati-Tei

Valgard -- You aren't very hospitable, you know.  I could teach you all kinds of
useful, non-arena skills, in return for nothing but room-and-board, but will you meet
that simple price?  Fat chance. -- Geroge Gruble, Visiting Orc

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

STRIKER was butchered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
BASHER was slaughtered by ARENAMASTER JAILON in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
STRIKER was easily killed by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
STRIKER was slain by HIGH ELF in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
SWAN bested REIGN OF BLADES in a popular 1 minute Title fight.
CHERICILLE demolished HAPPY PEASANT in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
QUINORE lost to VIRGINAL CONCUBINE in a exciting 2 minute bloody master's fight.
VALGARD handily defeated RUTHLESS JAYWALKER in a 1 minute uneven fight.
RAMBLING OX vanquished RUTHLESS JAYWALKER in a 1 minute uneven duel.
FORANDIN viciously subdued THE HONEST MERCHANT in a 2 minute gruesome fight.
LADY HAWK was vanquished by GRUNT 1 in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.
GRUNT 2 handily defeated FRIENDLY CONSTABLE in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
STREEN subdued NYOGTHA in a 3 minute bloody amateur's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   4 -  0      64  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         LUNGING ATTACK    31 -  18 -  1      63  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY        3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         AIMED BLOW        16 -  12 -  1      57  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -   9 -  1      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK    11 -  14 -  0      44  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   8 -  0      43  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 507 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     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  3         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     3 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-STRIKE     SWAN 4107                  12   5  2  115 BIRDS (286)
LUNGING ATTACK   REIGN OF BLADES 2087        8   6  0   83 THE PLAGUE (93)
BASHING ATTACK   VALGARD 4274                9   7  0   65 WANDERERS (329)
AIMED BLOW       CHERICILLE 4276            10   5  1   64 WANDERERS (329)
STRIKING ATTACK  RAMBLING OX 4280            7   5  1   57 WANDERERS (329)
WALL OF STEEL    FORANDIN 4272              11   6  0   56 WANDERERS (329)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SWAN 4107.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
QUINORE 4234.  The ten other most popular fighters were FORANDIN 4272, NYOGTHA 4315, 
SWAN 4107, REIGN OF BLADES 2087, VALGARD 4274, GRUNT 1 4293, STREEN 4311, STRIKER 
4310, CHERICILLE 4276, and RAMBLING OX 4280.

The least popular fighter this week was STRIKER 4309.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BASHER 4313, GRUNT 2 4294, LADY HAWK 2619, STRIKER 4312, RAMBLING OX 
4280, CHERICILLE 4276, STRIKER 4310, STREEN 4311, GRUNT 1 4293, and VALGARD 4274.

               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