DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/11/2007    Duedate: 05/24/2007

TRICORUS ARENA

DM-51    TURN-460

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GALBEI
DARK HORSEMEN (433)
(51-5309) [19-19-2,89]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GALBEI                         ENDLESS WATCH
DARK HORSEMEN (433)            RAISING R'LYEH (573)
(51-5309) [19-19-2,89]         (51-5377) [5-0-0,48]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

AILLENDEI                      DARK RIVER
DARK HORSEMEN (433)            BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)
(51-5318) [18-16-0,70]         (51-4117) [9-8-1,58]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

RAISING R'LYEH (573)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. AMAZON ELITE (536)          41
2. DARK HORSEMEN (433)         28      BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)
3. RAISING R'LYEH (573)         8      Unchartered Team
4. BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)    -18
                                       RAISING R'LYEH (573)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2*RAISING R'LYEH (573)      16   6  1 72.7   1/ 2*RAISING R'LYEH (573)      9  5 1
 2/ 3 BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)   48  32  3 60.0   2/ 1 BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)   9  5 0
 3/ 4 AMAZON ELITE (536)       142 118 10 54.6   3/ 3 DARK HORSEMEN (433)       7  5 0
 4/ 5 DARK HORSEMEN (433)      581 664 19 46.7   4/ 5 AMAZON ELITE (536)        3  0 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.

Hello from the top!

This is the B.C.'s first title and we are all excited.  Drinks are on Galbei!  Not
only did we take the title, but we had our best turn ever:  a 4-1 with NO NPCs!
Curses to Bladerunner for spoiling our chances at a perfect 5-0, but them's the
breaks...

Peace!
The Black Clansman

                                      SPY REPORT

     Ready for some action-packed adventure, some thrills, chills and spills?  Well 
fergit it, cause this is the Spyreport for TRICORUS.  Like, BLACK CONVENTICLE had to 
be so embarrassed when they got kicked off #1 spot by RAISING R'LYEH!  Way to go 
RAISING R'LYEH!  Cut this out and put it in your scrapbooks, AMAZON ELITE!  'Cause 
they got 3-0-1 and moved up to 4th!  MVP award for RYOKO?  AMAZON ELITE's proud of 
her after beating EMBEZZLING SCRIBE and getting 20 points.  Talk about yer big time 
losers!  THE JONAH got smashed by ENDLESS WATCH, and lost 5 points!  Our last turn's 
Duelmaster has lost, folks, lost to CONVICTED ASSASSIN, and BLACK CLANSMAN has made 
the way for a new Duelmaster!  GALBEI of DARK HORSEMEN takes BLACK CLANSMAN's place.  
(But seriously, who could ever take the place of BLACK CLANSMAN?  Oh, all right.) I 
hear the top team insists all their warriors get nine hours sleep.  They want 
photogenic fighters for PR photos.   
     AAARRGH!!!  I HATE SPYREPORTING!!!  Sorry.  I just had to say it.  The warriors 
of RAISING R'LYEH must be getting lonely.  They were the most avoided team.  Do you 
guys know something that I don't?  I don't know what AMAZON ELITE's been doing.  They 
certainly haven't been accepting many fights from RAISING R'LYEH, that's fer sher.  
Like, is GALBEI popular, or what?  He was challenged the most in all of TRICORUS!  
He's got a 19-19-2, is that good?   
     What does a fighter fight for?  I mean, the crowds don't give a hoot if someone 
gets killed.  Not after four more fights.  What if they had a fight and nobody showed 
up?  I'd be out of a job, that's what!!!   
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I'm getting tired of writing this stuff, so I'm calling it 
quits.  Its been really albendranius!  Later, guys-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GALBEI 5309                  19  19  2    89       DARK HORSEMEN (433)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DARK SWEET TREAT 5361         8   2  0    78       BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)
 BLACK CLANSMAN 4114           8   8  0    75       BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)
 SHROUD OF GLOOM 5362          9   2  1    73       BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)
 AILLENDEI 5318               18  16  0    70       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
-JACINTHE 5211                16   8  0    68       AMAZON ELITE (536)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DARK RIVER 4117               9   8  1    58       BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KURBALD 5345                 13   9  1    54       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 ENDLESS WATCH 5377            5   0  0    48       RAISING R'LYEH (573)
-BLADERUNNER 5376              4   0  1    42       RAISING R'LYEH (573)
 MARSKOL 5374                  4   5  0    40       DARK HORSEMEN (433)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DRACUL TEPES 5379             3   2  0    29       RAISING R'LYEH (573)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE JONAH 5360                6   4  0    22       BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)
 FEAR OF THE DARK 5375         3   2  0    22       RAISING R'LYEH (573)
 RYOKO 5382                    1   0  0    20       AMAZON ELITE (536)
 PHAEDRA 5380                  1   1  0    16       AMAZON ELITE (536)
 OLYMPIA 5357                  3   3  1    15       AMAZON ELITE (536)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-QAMRA 5381                    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?
WAR WITH THE SUN 5378  1  2 0 RAISING R'LYEH 573    OLYMPIA 5357          460         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Kurbald -- Lead your dark horses to the River, but don't let them drink that Dark
Sweet Treat! -- Dark River
P.S.  Don't we find all these references to things black & dark a bit depressing?

Marskol -- My pleasure! -- The Jonah

Bladerunner -- That has to be the first time I've seen a grab for a backup fail, but
that was some great open fist work! -- The Jonah

Aillenei -- Between the two of us, I don't think I've ever seen so many scimitar
parries in my life! -- The Shroud of Gloom

Black Clansman -- Great work!  Thanks for taking over the title, it was getting to
be a burden. -- Galbei

Shroud of Gloom -- Drat, I look terrible in black.  It depresses me something awful.
-- Aillendei
P.S.  I feel all gloomy and despairing, you know?

Dark Sweet Treat -- I don't see why you can't be a woman.  It'd make more sense. --
Kurbald

War with the Sun -- Oh, babe, you know that isn't the way!  Make love, not war. --
Marskol

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

SHROUD OF GLOOM was bested by GALBEI in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge Title fight.
DARK SWEET TREAT demolished AILLENDEI in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
THE JONAH was overpowered by ENDLESS WATCH in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
OLYMPIA slew WAR WITH THE SUN in a 2 minute brutal Challenge fight.
BLACK CLANSMAN was devastated by CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
KURBALD overpowered FEAR OF THE DARK in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
DARK RIVER bested DRACUL TEPES in a popular 3 minute competition.
MARSKOL viciously subdued CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute gruesome melee.
PHAEDRA won victory over EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute novice's duel.
RYOKO vanquished EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         TOTAL PARRY        1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -   7 -  1      68  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         BASHING ATTACK    11 -   6 -  1      65  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL     25 -  15 -  1      63  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         LUNGING ATTACK    20 -  16 -  1      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         AIMED BLOW         0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 460 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   DARK SWEET TREAT 5361       8   2  0   78 BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)
WALL OF STEEL    SHROUD OF GLOOM 5362        9   2  1   73 BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)
BASHING ATTACK   DARK RIVER 4117             9   8  1   58 BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)
STRIKING ATTACK  ENDLESS WATCH 5377          5   0  0   48 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 DARK RIVER 4117.  The ten other most popular fighters were GALBEI 5309, ENDLESS 
WATCH 5377, WAR WITH THE SUN 5378, MARSKOL 5374, OLYMPIA 5357, PHAEDRA 5380, RYOKO 
5382, SHROUD OF GLOOM 5362, DARK SWEET TREAT 5361, and THE JONAH 5360.

The least popular fighter this week was FEAR OF THE DARK 5375.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were BLACK CLANSMAN 4114, AILLENDEI 5318, DRACUL TEPES 5379, KURBALD 
5345, THE JONAH 5360, DARK SWEET TREAT 5361, SHROUD OF GLOOM 5362, RYOKO 5382, 
PHAEDRA 5380, and OLYMPIA 5357.