DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/05/2007    Duedate: 06/18/2007

KATI-TEI ARENA

DM-41    TURN-511

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SWAN
BIRDS (286)
(41-4107) [14-7-2,105]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SWAN                           POSITION IS EMPTY
BIRDS (286)                    
(41-4107) [14-7-2,105]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

WILLIAM CRAWFORD               RAMBLING OX
MEDAL OF HONOR 26 (385)        WANDERERS (329)
(41-4241) [16-13-0,90]         (41-4280) [10-6-1,60]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MEDAL OF HONOR 26 (385)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MEDAL OF HONOR 26 (385)     18
2. WANDERERS (329)             18      MEDAL OF HONOR 26 (385)
3. BIRDS (286)                  5      Unchartered Team
4. THE PLAGUE (93)              0
                                       DRAGONBALL Z... (240)

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)   86  43  6 66.7   1/ 1 MEDAL OF HONOR 26 (385)   7  7 0
 2/ 2 BIRDS (286)               95  89  7 51.6   2/ 2 WANDERERS (329)           6  9 0
 3- 3 THE PLAGUE (93)          207 200 14 50.9   3- 3 THE PLAGUE (93)           5  3 2
 4/ 4 WANDERERS (329)          479 529 12 47.5   4/ 4 BIRDS (286)               3  2 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

     "Okay, everybody, do you remember where we left off?  A dark and stormy night, a
semi-deserted graveyard, you know the script.  Places, places, we're ready to roll
here!"

            + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Where Shadows Walk ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     As tombs went, Lurline supposed it was on the small side, no bigger than a
woodshed.  Very simple in design, but the back of it ran into the hill that formed
the edge of the graveyard, so it might be bigger than it looked.  The door was open;
it swung outward and the hinge was toward her, so she couldn't see inside.  Not wide
open, maybe two feet.  And the lantern stood, a little crookedly, on the ground where
it would shine into the open door.  Again, still, no visible movement.  The only
thing she could hear, for the moment, was the hiss of rain hitting the hot metal cap
of the lantern.
     Now what?  A quick glance to either side told her that if she wanted to go
forward, it would have to be over, through, or under this brush, or else a very long
way around it.  Under seemed the most possible.  And the messiest.
     And she still didn't know what was IN the tomb that had caused the screams.  And
the lightning.
     As though her thought had called it forth, lightning struck upward again.  Not
from the doorway to the tomb, but from a sort of gazebo or cupola on the roof.  She'd
never seen a tomb with a cupola before.  Well, "seen," she could barely see it now
because of the angle.  But there was SOME kind of architectural doodad up there, and
the lightning was coming from it.
     A slight movement beyond the tomb, at the edge of the light, caught her eye.
Her teammate Jehu, in position.  Thank the gods for reliable partners!  She inched
forward far enough to signal him that she was here and ready, too.  But where was
Flutterlee?  Where were the gravediggers?
     She swept the darkness with a searching stare, didn't want anyone sneaking up
while her attention was focused on the tomb.  But there was nothing to see through
the torrential rain.  Well, nothing for it now.
     She stood and walked forward into the small circle of lantern light.

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail KATI-TEI!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for your 
deeds.  And let's see, GRUNT 2 fought VALGARD and gained 13 points and contributed to 
MEDAL OF HONOR 26's 2-2-0.  GRUNT 1 has lost to RAMBLING OX, falling 3 points, while 
helping make MEDAL OF HONOR 26 a 2-2-0 turn.  Due to hers absence and inability to 
defend the throne, REIGN OF BLADES has lost the title of Duelmaster.  And not without 
some honor, SWAN now claims the title and throne of Duelmaster of KATI-TEI.  Tell me, 
is nothing sacred?  I have heard from unimpeachable sources that The Welcome Wench 
uses trolls in their stew.  Talk about gristle!   
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.  THE PLAGUE has cause to stand tall, as they were KATI-TEI's 
most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to beat.  And guess who 
avoided THE PLAGUE stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was BIRDS.  Anyone 
surprised?   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  Is it really true that KATI-TEI has more dishwashers per capita that 
fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  Always good to rest in KATI-TEI, 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                  
 SWAN 4107                    14   7  2   105       BIRDS (286)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DEATH'S DOORMAN 1953         15  10  2   120       THE PLAGUE (93)
-REIGN OF BLADES 2087         10   6  1   119       THE PLAGUE (93)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JAMES DOOLITTLE 4237         17   6  1    90       MEDAL OF HONOR 26 (385)
 WILLIAM CRAWFORD 4241        16  13  0    90       MEDAL OF HONOR 26 (385)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FORANDIN 4272                13   8  0    60       WANDERERS (329)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAMBLING OX 4280             10   6  1    60       WANDERERS (329)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRUNT 2 4294                  7   3  0    45       MEDAL OF HONOR 26 (385)
 GRUNT 1 4293                  6   4  1    43       MEDAL OF HONOR 26 (385)
 VALGARD 4274                  9  11  0    38       WANDERERS (329)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BLINDED BY KNOWING 4290       3   6  0    21       THE PLAGUE (93)
-VULTURE 4259                  1   0  0    21       BIRDS (286)
 LORIMINA 4322                 2   0  0    17       WANDERERS (329)
-EAGLE 4306                    1   0  0    16       BIRDS (286)
-NYOGTHA 4315                  0   4  0     4       THE PLAGUE (93)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
TERRILLE 4323          0  2 0 WANDERERS 329         TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE 5  511 NONE    
QUINORE 4234          15 19 0 WANDERERS 329         REIGN OF BLADES 2087  509         
CHERICILLE 4276       11  6 1 WANDERERS 329         DEATH'S DOORMAN 1953  509         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

We note that our former teammates left us out of the congratulations to Soldier 1.
Know now that we congratulate him, too. -- Ghosts of Quinore and Chericille
P.S.  Just because we're dead doesn't mean we can't be polite.  Look at Olaf Modeen.

The Honest Merchant.  (sigh)  I couldn't afford to let him get the best of me, look
at all the hassle he's put Flutterlee to, and she's GONE.  But he's still demanding
payment on her grandfather's loan.  Not a casual, forgiving kind of guy. -- Rambling
Ox

I like fighting the Ambitious Guard.  He makes it look good, and then he loses.  My
kind of opponent.  I'd buy him a drink, but the Infirmarian says it would conflict
with his meds.  Can't argue with a doctor! -- Forandin

Grunt 1 -- I wish you were more of a conversationalist.  I feel that I should do
SOMETHING out there, and I'm clearly not FIGHTING much. -- Valgard the Depressed

Nyogtha -- Well, that was...not what I expected, but actually rather satisfying.
Maybe there really is something in this "begin as you mean to go on" business.  I
mean to go on as a winner.  Of course, since I'm extremely cool and attractive and
rather charismatic, that's a given, isn't it? -- Lorimina
P.S.  And probably why I was noted as "This week's favorite" in the newsletter, too.

I don't see why I had to start out with this "Trustworthy Scribe" person.  I bet he
isn't nearly as trustworthy as he claims.  I think I should have had the Shiftyeyed
Volunteer or the Friendly Constable.  But does anybody listen to me?  Noooo. --
Terrille

Death's Doorman -- Well, let's just say you were living up to your name. -- Ghost of
Chericille

Reign of Blades -- Probably Dark Root.  There's been a lot of that around lately. --
Ghost of Quinore

Reaper -- I don't think I've bloodfeuded more than once or twice in this century.  It
just doesn't seem worth it to send a warrior up against a known killer.  Besides, in
this game, death of warriors is going to happen, over and over again.  One gets used
to it. -- Leeta
P.S.  Contact me if you want, Livia AT reality DOT com

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SWAN bested WILLIAM CRAWFORD in a action packed 1 minute master's Title fight.
JAMES DOOLITTLE demolished FORANDIN in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
VALGARD was overpowered by GRUNT 2 in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
RAMBLING OX viciously subdued GRUNT 1 in a popular 2 minute brutal fight.
TERRILLE was dealt death by TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 1 minute beginner's brawl.
LORIMINA overpowered SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       2         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY        2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -   5 -  0      58  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         LUNGING ATTACK    21 -  18 -  3      54  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -   7 -  0      53  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   7 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK    12 -  13 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         AIMED BLOW        10 -  11 -  1      48  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   7 -  0      42  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 511 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-STRIKE       1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  2         2  BASHING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-STRIKE     SWAN 4107                  14   7  2  105 BIRDS (286)
AIMED BLOW       JAMES DOOLITTLE 4237       17   6  1   90 MEDAL OF HONOR 26 (385)
LUNGING ATTACK   WILLIAM CRAWFORD 4241      16  13  0   90 MEDAL OF HONOR 26 (385)
WALL OF STEEL    FORANDIN 4272              13   8  0   60 WANDERERS (329)
STRIKING ATTACK  RAMBLING OX 4280           10   6  1   60 WANDERERS (329)
BASHING ATTACK   GRUNT 2 4294                7   3  0   45 MEDAL OF HONOR 26 (385)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is WILLIAM CRAWFORD 4241.  The most popular warrior 
this turn was RAMBLING OX 4280.  The ten other most popular fighters were SWAN 4107, 
JAMES DOOLITTLE 4237, GRUNT 2 4294, GRUNT 1 4293, WILLIAM CRAWFORD 4241, VALGARD 
4274, TERRILLE 4323, LORIMINA 4322, FORANDIN 4272, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was FORANDIN 4272.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were LORIMINA 4322, TERRILLE 4323, VALGARD 4274, WILLIAM CRAWFORD 4241, 
GRUNT 1 4293, GRUNT 2 4294, JAMES DOOLITTLE 4237, SWAN 4107, RAMBLING OX 4280, and  
0.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

SWAN (41-4107) BIRDS (286)