DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/23/2005    Duedate: 07/06/2005

VEASTIAN ARENA

DM-43    TURN-454

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

HANDOW
BADLANDS (227)
(43-3960) [10-3-0,74]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HANDOW                         GHAN-BURI-GHAN
BADLANDS (227)                 INTO THE WILD (445)
(43-3960) [10-3-0,74]          (43-4436) [0-1-0,3]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SHADOW TOMB                    GRINIAN
BADLANDS (227)                 THE FAMILY (116)
(43-4071) [6-6-0,53]           (43-4407) [7-4-0,43]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE FAMILY (116)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE FAMILY (116)            23
2. BADLANDS (227)              22      BADLANDS (227)
3. INTO THE WILD (445)          3      Unchartered Team

                                       INTO THE WILD (445)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 3 BADLANDS (227)            50  37  0 57.5   1/ 1 THE FAMILY (116)         11  4 0
 2/ 4 THE FAMILY (116)         426 481 10 47.0   2/ 2 BADLANDS (227)            4  2 0
 3/ 0*INTO THE WILD (445)        0   1  0  0.0   3/ 0*INTO THE WILD (445)       0  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.

     Once again I defeat the Khalhums Dwarf, whose popularity was only marginally
increased.  And why should it have been more?  He was frantic, there at the end, and
the fans could tell.  It is not a good recommendation.

                                       Vahnzur

P.S.  Since I may fight on the Isle at some point in the foreseeable future, my
rather pedestrian numbers and favorites are not going to be revealed at this time.
Like it would make a difference, given my manager's disinclination to change
strategies, to challenge or avoid, to...but you don't need to hear that jeremiad
again.  Fare you all well.

                                      SPY REPORT

     I was going on vacation, see?  Surf, sun...  But what do those bums say?  "Hit 
the road, Debby Tonte.  VEASTIAN needs a spyreport."  Oh, well.  MVP award for 
GRINIAN?  THE FAMILY's proud of him after beating THE USEROUS MERCHANT and getting 19 
points.  Talk about yer major upsets!  STILJANZ's match with SHADOW TOMB cost him a 
loss of 15 points!  Don't you think the Duelmaster is being unfair?  I think VAHNZUR 
should let HANDOW be Duelmaster for a while, without fighting about it.  Who was the 
wiseguy that said VEASTIAN's Duelmaster was paying for drinks at The Warty Toad?  
Don't look at me!   
     AAARRGH!!!  I HATE SPYREPORTING!!!  Sorry.  I just had to say it.   
     What does a fighter fight for?  I mean, the crowds don't give a hoot if someone 
gets killed.  Not after four more fights.  Fight, fight, fight.  Is that all you guys 
can do?   
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I gotta leave.  VEASTIAN is like such a dump, and you guys 
smell too much!  Remember you guys, ease up sometimes!  Chill out!  Later, Debby 
Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HANDOW 3960                  10   3  0    74       BADLANDS (227)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHADOW TOMB 4071              6   6  0    53       BADLANDS (227)
 TIRANIAN 4391                 9   8  0    49       THE FAMILY (116)
 GRINIAN 4407                  7   4  0    43       THE FAMILY (116)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STILJANZ 4409                 7   3  0    29       THE FAMILY (116)
 TIRRAJ 4429                   3   0  0    25       THE FAMILY (116)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TORE 3948                     1   2  0    13       BADLANDS (227)
 GHAN-BURI-GHAN 4436           0   1  0     3       INTO THE WILD (445)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Handow -- It must be a very bad badland, to have produced someone as unfeminine as
you. -- Tiranian

Shadow Tomb -- You're actually a burial vault?  It doesn't show. -- Stiljanz

Darn.  Drat.  The Dangerous Criminal.  At least Jorja doesn't expect us to beat him.
-- Grinian

But she does expect us to beat the Mordant Deserter, and I did so. -- Tirraj

7 June 2005
I am in the process of moving house, and spotlight writing for the next two months
will be very hit-and-miss. -- the Scribe

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

VAHNZUR slimly won victory over HANDOW in a 2 minute gruesome master's Title fight.
STILJANZ was demolished by SHADOW TOMB in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
TIRANIAN overpowered CAPTURED ORC in a 2 minute bloody mismatched duel.
GRINIAN savagely defeated THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a exciting 4 minute bloody fight.
TIRRAJ bested GHAN-BURI-GHAN in a 3 minute novice's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   0 -  0     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         WALL OF STEEL     12 -   4 -  0      75  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK     2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         LUNGING ATTACK    11 -   9 -  1      55  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         TOTAL PARRY        1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -   9 -  0      47  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         AIMED BLOW         9 -  11 -  0      45  |

Turn 454 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     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  2         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   HANDOW 3960                10   3  0   74 BADLANDS (227)
STRIKING ATTACK  TIRANIAN 4391               9   8  0   49 THE FAMILY (116)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    GRINIAN 4407                7   4  0   43 THE FAMILY (116)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SHADOW TOMB 4071.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was GRINIAN 4407.  The ten other most popular fighters were TIRRAJ 4429, 
TIRANIAN 4391, GHAN-BURI-GHAN 4436, HANDOW 3960, SHADOW TOMB 4071, STILJANZ 4409,  0, 
0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was STILJANZ 4409.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SHADOW TOMB 4071, HANDOW 3960, GHAN-BURI-GHAN 4436, TIRANIAN 4391, 
TIRRAJ 4429, GRINIAN 4407,  0,  0,  0, and  0.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

VAHNZUR (43-4373) THE FAMILY (116)

                    HOLD THE DATES!  (FACE-TO-FACE XXXV AND XXXVI)

Summer Face-to-Face Tournament XXXV in St. Louis!  
Our next summer FTF will be held in downtown St. Louis, July 29-31, 2005.  It will be 
at the Radisson Hotel & Suites, St. Louis (800-925-1395--ask for the Reality 
Simulations room block). Room rates are $99.00 per night, 1-4 occupancy.  The rooms 
are blocked--please make your reservation by mid-June before the block is released! 
Look for transportation info in the tournament information sheet.  See you there!

Winter Face-to-Face Tournament XXXVI in Tempe!
Our next winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 20-22, 2006.  It will be 
held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Tempe, Arizona (480-894-7444), the same hotel as 
last year by popular request.  Room rates are $139.00 per night (same as last year!), 
1-4 occupancy, which includes full cooked breakfast, complimentary manager's 
reception, free airport shuttle, free parking, high speed internet (for extra charge), 
fitness center, jacuzzi, and pool.  The rooms are blocked--please make your 
reservation soon before the block is released!  (This is prime season for Phoenix, and
several people were unable to book rooms last year because they waited too long.)  
Look for transportation info in the tournament information sheet.  We hope you're all 
looking forward to it and that we will see you there!