DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/15/2007    Duedate: 03/28/2007

VEASTIAN ARENA

DM-43    TURN-497

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

FEROCIOUS
LEGION OF GLORY (450)
(43-4510) [11-1-2,113]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FEROCIOUS                      POSITION IS EMPTY
LEGION OF GLORY (450)          
(43-4510) [11-1-2,113]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

VICTORIOUS                     HAL LASKO
LEGION OF GLORY (450)          TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)
(43-4508) [6-1-0,84]           (43-4545) [2-0-1,23]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. LEGION OF GLORY (450)       52
2. TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)      45      LEGION OF GLORY (450)
3. MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (447)      0      Unchartered Team
4. THE FAMILY (116)            -8
                                        (100)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 LEGION OF GLORY (450)     20   6  3 76.9   1/ 1 TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)   10  4 1
 2- 2*MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (447)   25   8  0 75.8   2/ 3 LEGION OF GLORY (450)     7  2 2
 3/ 3 TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)   149 153 16 49.3   3- 2*MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (447)   5  3 0
 4/ 4 THE FAMILY (116)         526 592 10 47.0   4/ 4 THE FAMILY (116)          2 12 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.

So here we are again.  This upcoming turn will be my last in the arena, probably 
forever.  After next turn and my champions tourney run I will likely be off to 
retirement and moving on to the "real" world.

Many have asked me in recent days if I will miss the excitement of battle and the 
thrill of victory.  I can't say that I will.  I enjoy testing my skills against the 
best of the best.  I obviously have been successful, going 9-3 in the Rookies, 8-3-1 
in Initiates and 8-3-2 in Adepts.  However, it has not been without an emotional and 
physical toll.  Though we are healed after our invitation to ADM, some wounds never 
heal.  I have no desire to be one of those who should have retired and moved on, only 
to be passed over by younger, more skillful competition.  Perhaps this will change in 
time, who knows?

Thus I am left to salute you all, citizens and gladiators of Veastian, and ask that 
you bid me luck, at least one more turn!

                                          Ferocious,
                                          Duelmaster

                                      SPY REPORT

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  Practice pays for DRACO EL TANNJN, who pummelled TIRNIELLIS, to pocket 
15 points.  Win some, lose some.  Speaking of which, THE USEROUS MERCHANT was 
winsome, after beating SJORDHAL and seeing him lose 6 points.  FEROCIOUS successfully 
staved off a grab for the roses by ETTORE HSIDAR of TERMAGANT VOTARY.  Does VEASTIAN 
have no one talented enough to dethrone him?  So who was the warrior seen charging 
into immovable walls and challenging dead trees?  Someone's got a basic problem...   
     And how sociable are VEASTIAN's warriors?  Come, let us see.  To quell some 
nasty rumors, the guys in TERMAGANT VOTARY are not carrying any incurable diseases.  
No need to avoid 'em.  The warriors of TERMAGANT VOTARY found their efforts at combat 
frustrated as LEGION OF GLORY apparently had more important things to do than fight.  
Is it charming personality?  Conversational abilities?  Good oral hygiene?  Whatever 
it is, TIRNIELLIS is the most challenged warrior.   
     Ah, the duel!  The roar of the oppenent, the smell of the crowd!  BLACK ORC in 
the Dark Arena wasn't enough for VALIANT of LEGION OF GLORY.  Maybe that certain 
serving girl(?) at The Welcome Wench will be!  Ask not for whom the sword slashes; it 
slashes for thee.   
     All good things must come to an end.  More important duties call me.  Do not 
despair!  I shall return!-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FEROCIOUS 4510               11   1  2   113       LEGION OF GLORY (450)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NESTOR BANE 4517              9   3  0    95       TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VICTORIOUS 4508               6   1  0    84       LEGION OF GLORY (450)
 ETTORE HSIDAR 4501            8   6  0    74       TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TIRNIELLIS 4460              16  16  0    64       THE FAMILY (116)
 DRACO EL TANNJN 4516          8   6  1    62       TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KURESSA D'GEN 4480           15  10  0    55       THE FAMILY (116)
-SOLDIER 1 4475                6   1  0    54       MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (447)
 VALIANT 4512                  3   0  1    54       LEGION OF GLORY (450)
-SOLDIER 3 4471                6   1  0    35       MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (447)
-THOMAS FOWLER 4472            5   0  0    34       MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (447)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SOLDIER 4 4474                4   3  0    31       MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (447)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAL LASKO 4545                2   0  1    23       TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)
 DOLT DIMWIT 4543              2   3  0    23       TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)
 SJORDHAL 4523                 3  10  0    22       THE FAMILY (116)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SOLDIER 2 4473                4   3  0    18       MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (447)
 TORANJ 4525                   3   7  0    16       THE FAMILY (116)
 KINJURIN 4551                 0   1  0     1       THE FAMILY (116)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
BLACK ORC 20           0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          VALIANT 4512          497 NONE    
KONJOR 4448           13 25 0 THE FAMILY 116        FEROCIOUS 4510        495         
PUDLY 4518             0  1 0 LEGION OF GLORY 450   HIGH ELF 19           497 NONE    
CRUDLY 4519            0  1 0 LEGION OF GLORY 450   BLACK ORC 20          497 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Victorious -- And again you are.  That makes two in a row, will you try for a third? 
-- Tirniellis

Draco El Tannjin -- Feel free to exclaim my name, when I get a chance to turn it onto 
someone else, it's a thrill. -- Kuressa d'Gen

Soldier 2 -- Ah, but *I* am Sjordhal #1. -- Sjordhal

Soldier 3 -- Do you feel depersonalized, as though your identity has been stolen? -- 
Toranj

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

VALIANT butchered BLACK ORC in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
PUDLY was slaughtered by HIGH ELF in a action packed 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
CRUDLY was assassinated by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
DRACO EL TANNJN bested TIRNIELLIS in a 2 minute Challenge contest.
DOLT DIMWIT overpowered TORANJ in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
FEROCIOUS devastated ETTORE HSIDAR in a 1 minute one-sided Title duel.
NESTOR BANE devastated M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute mismatched match.
VICTORIOUS handily defeated KURESSA D'GEN in a 1 minute uneven fight.
SJORDHAL was vanquished by THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 4 minute uneven duel.
HAL LASKO vanquished KINJURIN in a action packed 2 minute gory uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  8         BASHING ATTACK     7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    30 -  17 -  1      64  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK   27 -  16 -  2      63  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW         8 -   5 -  0      62  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         TOTAL PARRY        3 -   7 -  0      30  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   8 -  0      20  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   3 -  0       0  |

Turn 497 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  FEROCIOUS 4510             11   1  2  113 LEGION OF GLORY (450)
BASHING ATTACK   NESTOR BANE 4517            9   3  0   95 TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)
SLASHING ATTACK  DRACO EL TANNJN 4516        8   6  1   62 TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)
LUNGING ATTACK   KURESSA D'GEN 4480         15  10  0   55 THE FAMILY (116)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is VICTORIOUS 4508.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was HAL LASKO 4545.  The ten other most popular fighters were DRACO EL TANNJN 4516, 
DOLT DIMWIT 4543, TIRNIELLIS 4460, FEROCIOUS 4510, NESTOR BANE 4517, VICTORIOUS 4508, 
VALIANT 4512, PUDLY 4518, KINJURIN 4551, and CRUDLY 4519.

The least popular fighter this week was SJORDHAL 4523.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were KURESSA D'GEN 4480, ETTORE HSIDAR 4501, TORANJ 4525, CRUDLY 4519, 
KINJURIN 4551, PUDLY 4518, VALIANT 4512, VICTORIOUS 4508, NESTOR BANE 4517, and 
FEROCIOUS 4510.