DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/12/2007    Duedate: 04/25/2007

VEASTIAN ARENA

DM-43    TURN-499

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

NESTOR BANE
TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)
(43-4517) [11-3-0,103]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

NESTOR BANE                    SOLDIER 1
TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)         MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (447)
(43-4517) [11-3-0,103]         (43-4475) [7-1-0,63]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

NESTOR BANE                    SOLDIER 3
TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)         MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (447)
(43-4517) [11-3-0,103]         (43-4471) [6-2-0,29]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (447)     40
2. TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)      28      TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)
3. THE FAMILY (116)             6      Unchartered Team
4. LEGION OF GLORY (450)        0
                                       MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (447)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (447)   29   9  0 76.3   1/ 1 TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)   12  3 1
 2- 2 LEGION OF GLORY (450)     20   9  3 69.0   2/ 4*MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (447)   4  1 0
 3/ 3 TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)   157 155 17 50.3   3/ 3 THE FAMILY (116)          4 11 0
 4/ 4 THE FAMILY (116)         530 598 10 47.0   4- 2 LEGION OF GLORY (450)     3  5 1

    '*'   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

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
VEASTIAN brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Of course, we're all terribly 
impressed to see SOLDIER 4 win a fight and gain 21 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, DOLT 
DIMWIT beat TORANJ and TORANJ lost 7 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And if 
variety is the spice of life, VEASTIAN may be getting bland, as NESTOR BANE stays top 
dog in the city.  Kickbacks and bribes, kickbacks and bribes, how else do you think 
some of these guys win their fights?  Skill?  Ha!   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  
TORANJ was challenged more times this turn than the Duelmaster.  Now was the DM 
insulted or feared?  Heh, heh.   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for VEASTIAN's 
morgue.  More variety.  Titanium shields and bamboo daggers, guess what brave team is 
developing these kinds of weapons?   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Well, I've had enough of this 
drivel, and I'm sure you have too.  Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  I see 
the crowds are getting restless, I must leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NESTOR BANE 4517             11   3  0   103       TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)

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

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ETTORE HSIDAR 4501           10   6  0    92       TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-VICTORIOUS 4508               6   1  0    84       LEGION OF GLORY (450)
 DRACO EL TANNJN 4516         10   6  1    77       TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TIRNIELLIS 4460              16  18  0    66       THE FAMILY (116)
 SOLDIER 1 4475                7   1  0    63       MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (447)
 KURESSA D'GEN 4480           16  11  0    59       THE FAMILY (116)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOLDIER 4 4474                5   3  0    52       MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (447)
 THOMAS FOWLER 4472            6   0  0    48       MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (447)
 SJORDHAL 4523                 5  10  0    40       THE FAMILY (116)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DOLT DIMWIT 4543              3   4  0    30       TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)
 SOLDIER 3 4471                6   2  0    29       MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (447)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOLDIER 2 4473                5   3  0    20       MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (447)
 TORANJ 4525                   4   8  0    20       THE FAMILY (116)
 HAL LASKO 4545                3   1  2    20       TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)
 KINJURIN 4551                 0   3  0     3       THE FAMILY (116)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
PERSISTENT BEGGAR 4    0  1 0   1                   HAL LASKO 4545        499 NONE    
KONJOR 4448           13 25 0 THE FAMILY 116        FEROCIOUS 4510        495 NOT REVE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Draco El Tannjn -- (heavy sigh)  I knew it would come out like that.  Not the bit
about not liking hospitals, though I *did* know that too, after all, I've been in
them before, and who *does* like 'em?  No, I knew I'd lose that fight.  I just
couldn't seem to concentrate, and of course one must to really do well in the arena.
(another sigh)  But I did survive it, that's something. -- Tirniellis
P.S.  I just wish I knew what was distracting me so.

Dolt Dimwit -- I should probably be insulted to be considered a mere instructor of
idiots and morons, but hey, I won.  That makes up for a LOT. -- Sjordhal
P.S.  It isn't like I win all the time and feel blase about it, after all.

Wow, the Fratsfa Slave really is Fratsfan!  How amazing. -- Kuressa D'Gen

Hal Lasko -- Hmm, "they" told me you needed humbling, but I never expected, well,
that *I* would be the one to do it!  I figured with your record, you were so much
more skilled...but skill isn't everything, is it?  You have to know how to take an
ill turn in the fight and not get careless. -- Toranj

This was some kind of put-up job, right?  Someone out there figures I'm SOOO good
that if I'm not humbled right at the beginning, I'll be insufferable?  Stupid
"someone." -- Kinjurin the resentful

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DOLT DIMWIT bested TORANJ in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge fight.
NESTOR BANE viciously subdued KHALHUMS DWARF in a action packed 1 minute Title battle.
DRACO EL TANNJN defeated TIRNIELLIS in a 1 minute duel.
ETTORE HSIDAR devastated KURESSA D'GEN in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
SOLDIER 1 overpowered THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 1 minute mismatched match.
SOLDIER 3 was unbelievably bested by SJORDHAL in a popular 1 minute bloody duel.
THOMAS FOWLER savagely defeated DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a crowd pleasing 1 minute brawl.
SOLDIER 4 handily defeated DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute uneven melee.
SOLDIER 2 savagely defeated KINJURIN in a action packed 1 minute gory duel.
HAL LASKO slew PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a popular 1 minute beginner's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         BASHING ATTACK     7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         AIMED BLOW         8 -   4 -  0      67  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK    32 -  20 -  1      62  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK   28 -  18 -  3      61  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         TOTAL PARRY        3 -   8 -  0      27  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   9 -  0      10  |
|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 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 499 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     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  1                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  3                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   NESTOR BANE 4517           11   3  0  103 TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)
STRIKING ATTACK  ETTORE HSIDAR 4501         10   6  0   92 TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)
SLASHING ATTACK  DRACO EL TANNJN 4516       10   6  1   77 TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)
LUNGING ATTACK   SOLDIER 1 4475              7   1  0   63 MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (447)
AIMED BLOW       THOMAS FOWLER 4472          6   0  0   48 MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (447)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is NESTOR BANE 4517.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was SOLDIER 3 4471.  The ten other most popular fighters were NESTOR BANE 4517, 
DOLT DIMWIT 4543, THOMAS FOWLER 4472, SOLDIER 2 4473, HAL LASKO 4545, DRACO EL TANNJN 
4516, SOLDIER 1 4475, SOLDIER 4 4474, TORANJ 4525, and ETTORE HSIDAR 4501.

The least popular fighter this week was KINJURIN 4551.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were KURESSA D'GEN 4480, TIRNIELLIS 4460, SJORDHAL 4523, ETTORE HSIDAR 4501, 
TORANJ 4525, SOLDIER 4 4474, SOLDIER 1 4475, DRACO EL TANNJN 4516, HAL LASKO 4545, 
and SOLDIER 2 4473.

               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