DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/10/2007    Duedate: 05/23/2007

VEASTIAN ARENA

DM-43    TURN-501

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TIRNIELLIS
THE FAMILY (116)
(43-4460) [17-19-0,85]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ETTORE HSIDAR                  BENGAL
TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)         ANIMAL MAGNETISM (446)
(43-4501) [11-7-0,98]          (43-4444) [6-3-0,77]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

NESTOR BANE                    DOLT DIMWIT
TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)         TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)
(43-4517) [11-5-0,72]          (43-4543) [3-6-0,30]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE FAMILY (116)            23
2. TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)       7      TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)
3. MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (447)      0      Unchartered Team
4. ANIMAL MAGNETISM (446)     -10
                                       ANIMAL MAGNETISM (446)

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)    8  7 2
 2/ 0*ANIMAL MAGNETISM (446)    29  15  2 65.9   2/ 2 THE FAMILY (116)          8  7 0
 3/ 3 TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)   160 162 18 49.7   3- 3*MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (447)   4  1 0
 4/ 4 THE FAMILY (116)         537 601 10 47.2   4/ 0*ANIMAL MAGNETISM (446)    2  3 1

    '*'   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.

Well, well, well, look who's Duelmaster!  Nestor was caught sleeping by the Kung Fu
Master.  Thanks to Tirniellis for the easy win.  You could have died and made my
first turn as DM extra special.  Not much competition up here.  As long as I don't
fight the Kung Fu Master, everything should be all right.

Draco El Tannjn

                                      SPY REPORT

     So why do I have this bag over my head?  Because I am The Unknown Spymaster and 
I'm going to give you a spy report!.  Hey everybody, watch out for ETTORE HSIDAR, who 
flew up 16 points in the rankings after mashing BENGAL like a melon.  Keep your eye 
on this gal.  Ya know, some days it doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  BENGAL was 
overcame by ETTORE HSIDAR and drops 13 points.  In front of all the crowds, 
TIRNIELLIS took the Duelmaster's crown for hers own.  I give the bum two weeks.  4 
out of 5 gladiators surveyed protect the body, so try and avoid aiming at that 
location.   
     Here is other news that is of note.  And hey, kiddies, those of you who didn't 
avoid LEGION OF GLORY, please raise you hand.  Wow.  Does VEASTIAN really have that 
many liars?  And you guys like to boo me?  Well, unsling your rasberries, cause 
TERMAGANT VOTARY beats feet every time LEGION OF GLORY smiles at them.  Try farming, 
eh?  Well just about everybody wants a piece of SJORDHAL, who was this week's most 
challenged warrior.   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  HYENA says to its dog--'Who should I fight 
this week?'.  Dog says 'BANDIT PRINCE'.  So the beast dies.  Moral?  Put lying dogs 
to sleep.  Ask not the elves for counsel, for they will say both yes and no.  Silly 
buggers, eh?   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  Well, there goes another Spy Report.  Good luck in 
next week's fights.  Its been real, and its been fun, but it hasn't been real 
fun...-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TIRNIELLIS 4460              17  19  0    85       THE FAMILY (116)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ETTORE HSIDAR 4501           11   7  0    98       TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BENGAL 4444                   6   3  0    77       ANIMAL MAGNETISM (446)
 KURESSA D'GEN 4480           18  11  0    76       THE FAMILY (116)
 DRACO EL TANNJN 4516         11   7  1    72       TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)
 NESTOR BANE 4517             11   5  0    72       TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SOLDIER 1 4475                7   1  0    63       MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (447)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JAGUAR 4440                   7   2  0    52       ANIMAL MAGNETISM (446)
-SOLDIER 4 4474                5   3  0    52       MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (447)
-THOMAS FOWLER 4472            6   0  0    48       MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (447)
 LION 4442                     7   2  0    47       ANIMAL MAGNETISM (446)
 SJORDHAL 4523                 7  10  0    44       THE FAMILY (116)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DOLT DIMWIT 4543              3   6  0    30       TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)
-SOLDIER 3 4471                6   2  0    29       MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (447)
 HAL LASKO 4545                4   2  3    29       TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)
 TORANJ 4525                   5   9  0    28       THE FAMILY (116)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SOLDIER 2 4473                5   3  0    20       MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (447)
 TIMBER WOLF 4537              1   0  1    16       ANIMAL MAGNETISM (446)

'-' 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                   TIMBER WOLF 4537      501 NONE    
HYENA 4459             5  3 1 ANIMAL MAGNETISM 446  BANDIT PRINCE 25      501 NONE    
KINJURIN 4551          1  4 0 THE FAMILY 116        HAL LASKO 4545        501         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

These standbys are getting harder.  I liked it better when fighting a standby was an
automatic win. -- Ettore Hsidar

Kung Fu Master should graduate already!  I'm tired of fighting him. -- Nestor Bane

Sjordhal -- Why is it I can beat Toranj, but I can't beat you.  What am I doing
wrong? -- Dolt Dimwit

Toranj -- You are tougher than you look! -- Hal Lasko

Dolt Dimwit -- I suppose I shouldn't be surprised that you failed to learn anything,
even though I was doing some of my best demonstrations?  Gods, man, even some of the
fans learned things! -- Sjordhal

Hal Lasko -- Let the dumb fans laugh at me, see if I care!  After all, *I* won. --
Toranj

Draco el Tannjn -- Figures.  You know, I think Jorja should make YOU pay our fighting
fees, since we seem to spend more time giving your warriors lessons and wins than
going for our OWN advantage. -- Tirniellis
P.S.  I discount Dolt Dimwit, who could teach him anything?

Ah, the Fratsfa Slave.  Tedious fellow, and not at all instructive.  Isn't that just
LIKE an Andorian? -- Kuressa d'Gen

At least the Persistent Beggar imparted a skill along with my first win.  For that,
I'll stand him a drink of water down at the shore. -- Kinjurin

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

HYENA was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
DOLT DIMWIT was unbelievably bested by SJORDHAL in a 6 minute Challenge battle.
HAL LASKO assassinated KINJURIN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
DRACO EL TANNJN was defeated by TIRNIELLIS in a 3 minute Title match.
ETTORE HSIDAR devastated BENGAL in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
NESTOR BANE was defeated by KUNG-FU MASTER in a 2 minute struggle.
KURESSA D'GEN overpowered JAGUAR in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
LION defeated TORANJ in a 1 minute gruesome melee.
TIMBER WOLF slaughtered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute gory uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         AIMED BLOW         6 -   3 -  0      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   4 -  0      64  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         BASHING ATTACK     7 -   4 -  1      64  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    26 -  20 -  1      57  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         STRIKING ATTACK   25 -  22 -  4      53  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         TOTAL PARRY        5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|AIMED BLOW                       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 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 501 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-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  2     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  ETTORE HSIDAR 4501         11   7  0   98 TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)
AIMED BLOW       BENGAL 4444                 6   3  0   77 ANIMAL MAGNETISM (446)
LUNGING ATTACK   KURESSA D'GEN 4480         18  11  0   76 THE FAMILY (116)
SLASHING ATTACK  DRACO EL TANNJN 4516       11   7  1   72 TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)
BASHING ATTACK   NESTOR BANE 4517           11   5  0   72 TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)
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 DOLT DIMWIT 4543.  The ten other most popular fighters were TIRNIELLIS 4460, 
NESTOR BANE 4517, HAL LASKO 4545, DRACO EL TANNJN 4516, LION 4442, KURESSA D'GEN 
4480, ETTORE HSIDAR 4501, TIMBER WOLF 4537, HYENA 4459, and KINJURIN 4551.

The least popular fighter this week was SJORDHAL 4523.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were TORANJ 4525, JAGUAR 4440, BENGAL 4444, KINJURIN 4551, HYENA 4459, 
TIMBER WOLF 4537, ETTORE HSIDAR 4501, KURESSA D'GEN 4480, LION 4442, and DRACO EL 
TANNJN 4516.