DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/27/2007    Duedate: 05/10/2007

TRICORUS ARENA

DM-51    TURN-459

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BLACK CLANSMAN
BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)
(51-4114) [8-7-0,102]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BLACK CLANSMAN                 BLADERUNNER
BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)        RAISING R'LYEH (573)
(51-4114) [8-7-0,102]          (51-5376) [4-0-1,42]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

AILLENDEI                      BLADERUNNER
DARK HORSEMEN (433)            RAISING R'LYEH (573)
(51-5318) [18-15-0,69]         (51-5376) [4-0-1,42]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)     58
2. RAISING R'LYEH (573)        11      BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)
3. AMAZON ELITE (536)           0      Unchartered Team
4. ERRATA (571)                 0
5. DARK HORSEMEN (433)        -41      RAISING R'LYEH (573)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*ERRATA (571)               1   0  0  100   1/ 2 BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)  11  3 0
 2/ 2*RAISING R'LYEH (573)      15   3  1 83.3   2/ 3*RAISING R'LYEH (573)      8  2 1
 3/ 3 BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)   46  29  3 61.3   3/ 1 DARK HORSEMEN (433)       6  6 0
 4- 4 AMAZON ELITE (536)       139 118  9 54.1   4- 4*ERRATA (571)              1  0 0
 5/ 5 DARK HORSEMEN (433)      578 663 19 46.6   5- 5 AMAZON ELITE (536)        0  2 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.

     I wouldn't gloat over M. Chardinee, he's too mean if he thinks he's been
insulted.  Of course, as top gladiator in this, ah, "city," I think *I* have been
insulted by having no one but M. Chardinee to fight.
     On second thought... maybe that isn't so bad.  After all, I won.

                                       Galbei

                                      SPY REPORT

     You elder fighters surely remember me.  The younger ones may call me Olaf 
Modeen.  I return to TRICORUS once again!  Bein' on top is great while it lasts, DARK 
HORSEMEN.  But how many friends do you have now?  What's with SHROUD OF GLOOM?  He 
actually beat DARK HORSEMEN's AILLENDEI, and walked away with 18 more points from the 
fight.  Major screwup at DARK HORSEMEN.  KURBALD lost 14 points to DARK SWEET TREAT.  
Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe KURBALD will provide more easy wins...  I'm sure 
TRICORUS is excited about BLACK CLANSMAN, the new Duelmaster from BLACK CONVENTICLE.  
(remember?)  But when you've seen as many as I have...  I suppose you want to hear 
some rumors and dirty gossip about your fellow fighters?  Tough!   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  Is it my imagination, or are fighters getting 
younger every day?  To die so young, so gloriously!   
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  TRICORUS 
is a nice place to live, but I don't like to live in nice places.  I don't want to 
overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLACK CLANSMAN 4114           8   7  0   102       BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GALBEI 5309                  18  19  2    80       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 SHROUD OF GLOOM 5362          9   1  1    77       BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)
 AILLENDEI 5318               18  15  0    69       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
-JACINTHE 5211                16   8  0    68       AMAZON ELITE (536)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DARK SWEET TREAT 5361         7   2  0    62       BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DARK RIVER 4117               8   8  1    56       BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)
 KURBALD 5345                 12   9  1    49       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 BLADERUNNER 5376              4   0  1    42       RAISING R'LYEH (573)
 ENDLESS WATCH 5377            4   0  0    38       RAISING R'LYEH (573)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE JONAH 5360                6   3  0    27       BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)
 MARSKOL 5374                  3   5  0    27       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 DRACUL TEPES 5379             3   1  0    27       RAISING R'LYEH (573)
 FEAR OF THE DARK 5375         3   1  0    25       RAISING R'LYEH (573)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FUBAR 5364                    1   0  0    12       ERRATA (571)
-OLYMPIA 5357                  2   3  0     9       AMAZON ELITE (536)
 WAR WITH THE SUN 5378         1   1  0     8       RAISING R'LYEH (573)
-QAMRA 5381                    0   1  0     1       AMAZON ELITE (536)
-PHAEDRA 5380                  0   1  0     1       AMAZON ELITE (536)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Raising R'Lyeh 5-0-1 --> Mordant Deserter 0-2, Embezzling Scribe 0-3, pathetic isn't
it. -- Reaper
P.S.  Maybe next turn we fight real warriors...

     But then you might lose!

Mordant Deserter -- "Christ, Deserter.  You look almost as bad as that skin-job I
left on the sidewalk." -- Bladerunner

Shroud of Gloom -- Just ask and your wish will be granted.  We are here... -- Reaper
P.S.  Actually you should also thank the Dark Horsemen....

Dark River -- Ah, old friends! -- Kurbald
P.S.  The Dark River must be where we take our Dark Horses to drink.

M. Chardinee just doesn't seem "up to snuff" today.  And I hope he does not get up to
taking snuff, a dirty habit, that. -- Aillendei
P.S.  Stains around your nose, and bits of tobacco in your clothes, although you
don't have to worry about crickets.  Not that I do, personally.  The crickets, you
know.  I just shriek at them and they go away.

The Jonah -- My teammates explained to me that it would be an affront to the gods if
our team had no losses and that since I am the "low man" and last to fight, I "get"
to lose.  Thanks. -- Marskol
P.S.  No, really, thanks for not killing me.

     Some people are easily pleased.

Wow!  Real personals from other people!  We're all excited to have something to
answer! -- the Dark Horsemen

Bladerunner -- Hang on and let me see what it was I said that you replied to, so I'll
know what thread to follow in my reply to your reply....  Ah, running with scissors.
They tell me it's a bad thing to do.  Whatever.  I think I may have been up too late
last night, maybe one too many beakers of... whatever that was.  I can't seem to
focus on answering this.  But I see you're keeping your hand in with the Mordant
Deserter, a red-headed stepchild if I ever saw one. -- Marskol

Reaper -- I think it was the tentacles hangning in your smokehouse. -- Nick

Shroud of Gloom -- I think he's not leaving Andorak for a while.  Rumor has it that
the place has been infested with Monsters, and I guess he might be professionally
interested. -- Kurbald

The BLACK Conventicle -- You expect us to be sober enough to make these distinctions?
-- Kurbald
P.S.  The Black Horsemen have switched over to riding prehistoric flying things this
year.  Some sort of special project, I think.

Black Clansman -- It's a knack? -- Aillendei
P.S.  Actually, I have no idea, since I'm too stunned to pay attention.

The Jonah -- Nah, someone just wasn't paying attention last time. -- Marskol

Dark Sweet Treat -- I forgot how to spell it. -- Osksi Noble

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

GALBEI was devastated by BLACK CLANSMAN in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
AILLENDEI was subdued by SHROUD OF GLOOM in a 2 minute one-sided melee.
KURBALD was defeated by DARK SWEET TREAT in a 1 minute duel.
THE JONAH was bested by BLADERUNNER in a popular 2 minute gory contest.
DARK RIVER demolished DRACUL TEPES in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
ENDLESS WATCH vanquished CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
FEAR OF THE DARK beat MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute brawl.
MARSKOL handily defeated WAR WITH THE SUN in a 1 minute uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         TOTAL PARRY        1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   3 -  0      67  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -   7 -  1      67  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         WALL OF STEEL     26 -  14 -  1      65  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK    19 -  15 -  0      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         BASHING ATTACK    11 -  10 -  1      52  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         AIMED BLOW         0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 459 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   BLACK CLANSMAN 4114         8   7  0  102 BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)
WALL OF STEEL    SHROUD OF GLOOM 5362        9   1  1   77 BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)
STRIKING ATTACK  BLADERUNNER 5376            4   0  1   42 RAISING R'LYEH (573)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is AILLENDEI 5318.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was BLADERUNNER 5376.  The ten other most popular fighters were AILLENDEI 5318, BLACK 
CLANSMAN 4114, DARK SWEET TREAT 5361, FEAR OF THE DARK 5375, SHROUD OF GLOOM 5362, 
THE JONAH 5360, DARK RIVER 4117, ENDLESS WATCH 5377, GALBEI 5309, and DRACUL TEPES 
5379.

The least popular fighter this week was WAR WITH THE SUN 5378.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were KURBALD 5345, MARSKOL 5374, DRACUL TEPES 5379, GALBEI 5309, 
ENDLESS WATCH 5377, DARK RIVER 4117, THE JONAH 5360, SHROUD OF GLOOM 5362, FEAR OF 
THE DARK 5375, and DARK SWEET TREAT 5361.