DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

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

RODEKI ARENA

DM-42    TURN-511

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SCADDIE
COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
(42-4381) [18-5-1,108]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SCADDIE                        POSITION IS EMPTY
COLOR ME SUAVE (322)           
(42-4381) [18-5-1,108]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ROCKSOCK                       RITA PYE
DELVERS (154)                  DELVERS (154)
(42-4253) [16-19-0,101]        (42-4414) [5-1-0,22]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DELVERS (154)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. COLOR ME SUAVE (322)        31
2. ELEMENTS OF ZEN (129)       21      COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
3. DELVERS (154)               19      Unchartered Team
4. RESCUE RANGERS (296)         0
5. KLK RANGE HAMMERZ (379)    -25      R.A.G.E. WAR (344)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)     489 350 24 58.3   1/ 1 DELVERS (154)            11  4 0
 2- 2 RESCUE RANGERS (296)      22  16  0 57.9   2/ 2 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)      6  9 0
 3/ 3 ELEMENTS OF ZEN (129)     83  93  5 47.2   3/ 4 ELEMENTS OF ZEN (129)     5  5 0
 4/ 4 KLK RANGE HAMMERZ (379)   24  30  4 44.4   4/ 3 KLK RANGE HAMMERZ (379)   2  4 0
 5/ 5 DELVERS (154)            507 660 13 43.4   5- 5 RESCUE RANGERS (296)      1  1 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.

Hey Pilgrims.

Quick Dead Hammer and MySelf have a Friendly Wager on Who Graduates as the First
Hammer Aimer of All Time!

Where is Your Money Wagered?

Certainly Not Over in Aljafir Arena!

And Who was that Calling Me Comfortable?

The View from the Top is Spectacular!

Thanks to EveryOne Who Made This Possible!

Ride 'em Cowboy!

Your Rightful DuelMaster
John Wayne Hammer

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of RODEKI!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  MISO SOUP caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as it skillfully bested RACKABOY and was awarded 13 points in 
recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, MISO SOUP put down RACKABOY, 
causing him to lose 10 points of recognition in the process.  The city has turned out 
in honor of SCADDIE, for with his arena victory he may now lay claim to the highest 
position in the city!  Would you believe that over half of the old women in RODEKI 
seem to feel that they could fight better than you gladiators?   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city RODEKI.  My inside sources tell me that the team to beat in RODEKI these 
days is ELEMENTS OF ZEN.  At least, most blades in town are looking to avoid them.  
Apparently the stalwarts of COLOR ME SUAVE are catching the bulk of jests down at the 
challenging board for their large share of the avoids.   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  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 RODEKI.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  More than a sharp eye must I 
keep, indeed a stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari 
await me!  Till next we meet remember:  a fool flies into a rage quickly and often.  
The wise are angered by the same thing only once.  Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SCADDIE 4381                 18   5  1   108       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROCKSOCK 4253                16  19  0   101       DELVERS (154)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOHN WAYNE HAMMER 4213       13  14  2    89       KLK RANGE HAMMERZ (379)
 DELAWARE RUN 4400            10   4  2    81       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 QUICK DEAD HAMMER 4214       11  16  2    67       KLK RANGE HAMMERZ (379)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MISO SOUP 3167               12   6  0    53       ELEMENTS OF ZEN (129)
 CELIE SHATTERSTONE 4404       7   5  0    52       DELVERS (154)
 CHRISTELLINA 4405             7   5  0    52       DELVERS (154)
 RACKABOY 4402                 6   7  0    45       DELVERS (154)
 KILLER KABUKI 3231            8   5  0    41       ELEMENTS OF ZEN (129)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MONTY 3457                    5   4  0    41       RESCUE RANGERS (296)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HONG KONG FOOEY 3524          4   1  0    26       ELEMENTS OF ZEN (129)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JADE TIGER 3509               4   4  1    23       ELEMENTS OF ZEN (129)
 RITA PYE 4414                 5   1  0    22       DELVERS (154)
 WINKY DINK 4407               5   5  0    20       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
-SILLY 4385                    1   0  0    13       RESCUE RANGERS (296)
-CHIP 4208                     1   1  0     6       RESCUE RANGERS (296)
 MASTER PO 3527                1   2  0     5       ELEMENTS OF ZEN (129)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
QUATRO EQUIS 4427      0  1 0 COLOR ME SUAVE 322    MOUNTAIN TROLL 18     511 NONE    
TRES EQUIS 4426        0  1 0 COLOR ME SUAVE 322    SHEWISH GIANT 21      511 NONE    
CHIP 4201              8  6 0 RESCUE RANGERS 296    JOHN WAYNE HAMME 4213 508         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Quick Dead Hammer -- Of course I do not laugh at you.  I am a golem, designed for
mining.  "Laughter" is not part of my instructions. -- Rocksock

Miso Soup -- If this is a genuine element of zen, I'll pass on the whole thing. --
Rackaboy
P.S.  Next you'll be telling us tofu is involved!  (shudder)  It scarcely bears
thinking about.

Hong Kong Fooey -- So long as you aren't Toe Fooey.... -- Christellina

Oops!  The "Captured Orc" is a cousin of mine.... -- Celie Shatterstone

Master Po -- If "zen" teaches you to be a dwarf at six-foot-two, well, fine, so long
as it also teaches you to lose with grace.  Often. -- Rita Pye

The Druid -- Good luck. -- Harby, Delvers

20 April 2007
All -- I've been...out of circulation for the last couple of months, and my lists
are not up to date.  If you've announced a manager name, a new alliance, or changed
a manager name or alliance since the middle of February, let me know in the ads, via
diplo, or in an e-mail (Sue (at) solberg-mathews (dot) com).  For that matter, if
you just want to make sure I've got things right, you can always do the same. -- The
Saint, keeper of lists

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

QUATRO EQUIS was butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
TRES EQUIS was slaughtered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
DELAWARE RUN handily defeated QUICK DEAD HAMMER in a 1 minute Challenge match.
WINKY DINK was vanquished by KILLER KABUKI in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
JOHN WAYNE HAMMER was overpowered by SCADDIE in a 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
ROCKSOCK devastated VETERAN MERCENARY in a popular 1 minute bloody uneven brawl.
MISO SOUP beat RACKABOY in a 2 minute brawl.
CHRISTELLINA handily defeated JADE TIGER in a 1 minute uneven fight.
CELIE SHATTERSTONE vanquished AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute uneven duel.
RITA PYE viciously subdued MASTER PO in a action packed 3 minute gruesome fight.
HONG KONG FOOEY defeated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute novice's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         WALL OF STEEL     10 -   4 -  0      71  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -   7 -  0      63  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         BASHING ATTACK    15 -   9 -  0      63  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         AIMED BLOW        13 -  13 -  2      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -  10 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    10 -  12 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   5 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         TOTAL PARRY        1 -   3 -  0      25  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  SCADDIE 4381               18   5  1  108 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
BASHING ATTACK   DELAWARE RUN 4400          10   4  2   81 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
TOTAL PARRY      MISO SOUP 3167             12   6  0   53 ELEMENTS OF ZEN (129)
SLASHING ATTACK  CELIE SHATTERSTONE 4404     7   5  0   52 DELVERS (154)
LUNGING ATTACK   CHRISTELLINA 4405           7   5  0   52 DELVERS (154)
WALL OF STEEL    KILLER KABUKI 3231          8   5  0   41 ELEMENTS OF ZEN (129)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ROCKSOCK 4253.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was RITA PYE 4414.  The ten other most popular fighters were ROCKSOCK 4253, RACKABOY 
4402, KILLER KABUKI 3231, SCADDIE 4381, CHRISTELLINA 4405, DELAWARE RUN 4400, MISO 
SOUP 3167, CELIE SHATTERSTONE 4404, HONG KONG FOOEY 3524, and QUATRO EQUIS 4427.

The least popular fighter this week was MASTER PO 3527.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were JADE TIGER 3509, JOHN WAYNE HAMMER 4213, QUICK DEAD HAMMER 4214, TRES 
EQUIS 4426, WINKY DINK 4407, QUATRO EQUIS 4427, HONG KONG FOOEY 3524, CELIE 
SHATTERSTONE 4404, MISO SOUP 3167, and DELAWARE RUN 4400.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

SCADDIE (42-4381) COLOR ME SUAVE (322)