DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/22/2007    Duedate: 07/05/2007

TRICORUS ARENA

DM-51    TURN-463

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BLACK CLANSMAN
BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)
(51-4114) [11-8-0,101]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BLACK CLANSMAN                 BLADERUNNER
BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)        RAISING R'LYEH (573)
(51-4114) [11-8-0,101]         (51-5376) [6-0-1,64]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

AILLENDEI                      FUBAR
DARK HORSEMEN (433)            ERRATA (571)
(51-5318) [19-18-0,75]         (51-5364) [2-0-0,28]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ERRATA (571)                25
2. BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)     10      BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)
3. RAISING R'LYEH (573)         5      Unchartered Team
4. AMAZON ELITE (536)          -2
5. DARK HORSEMEN (433)         -2      ERRATA (571)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*ERRATA (571)               3   0  0  100   1/ 1 BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)  11  4 0
 2/ 2 BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)   59  36  3 62.1   2/ 2 AMAZON ELITE (536)        4  2 1
 3/ 1*RAISING R'LYEH (573)      19  12  1 61.3   3/ 3 DARK HORSEMEN (433)       4  8 0
 4/ 3 AMAZON ELITE (536)       146 120 11 54.9   4/ 4*RAISING R'LYEH (573)      3  6 0
 5/ 4 DARK HORSEMEN (433)      585 672 19 46.5   5/ 0*ERRATA (571)              2  0 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.

We meet again!  How does it feel down there?  Just kidding.  Well, a rather slow turn
here in Tricorus...seems that Raising R'Lyeh has ducked out again, for they quake
with fear in my wake!  Congrats are in order for Galbei, having graduated after last
turn!  Drinks are in order!  Hey, can my mgr. trade in his free fights for shots?
Bah, just a joke, he'll take the money any day (he needs it!).

Once again, we see lots of B.C. in the honors section, keep 'em coming, boys!  Feels
good to be in the black!

there are scattered boos and hisses for,
Black Clansman

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster, back to give you this week's Spy Report.  Sit 
back in your seats and we'll have more fun than a barrel of Zontanis.  Hey everybody, 
watch out for FUBAR, who flew up 16 points in the rankings after mashing PHAEDRA like 
a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  And falling like a basher in the top ten was 
DARK SWEET TREAT, who dropped 14 points after a disappointing (to say the least) bout 
with VETERAN MERCENARY.  Well, everybody's pal BLACK CLANSMAN moved his record to 
11-8-0 by defeating AILLENDEI in the Duelmaster's Title Bout and gaining 7 
recognition points.  Advice to bashers--never force anything, just get a bigger 
halberd!   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!  
Here's a song for you:  Who's afraid of the big, bad BLACK  CONVENTICLE?  Big bad 
BLACK CONVENTICLE.  Big bad BLACK CONVENTICLE.  TRICORUS' afraid of the big bad BLACK 
CONVENTICLE.  Tra la la la la!  And you guys like to boo me?  Well, unsling your 
rasberries, cause AMAZON ELITE beats feet every time BLACK CONVENTICLE smiles at 
them.  Try farming, eh?   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  Remember:  alliances are great, 
but try and take your ally in the arena with you and see what happens.   
     Well, there's the manager of the TRICORUS giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 
'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  Okay, so I may not be the world's 
best comedian, but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  See ya next time 
I'm on this circuit!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLACK CLANSMAN 4114          11   8  0   101       BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DARK SWEET TREAT 5361        10   3  0    83       BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)
 SHROUD OF GLOOM 5362         11   3  1    82       BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)
-JACINTHE 5211                17   8  0    79       AMAZON ELITE (536)
 AILLENDEI 5318               19  18  0    75       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 KURBALD 5345                 15  10  1    67       DARK HORSEMEN (433)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLADERUNNER 5376              6   0  1    64       RAISING R'LYEH (573)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ENDLESS WATCH 5377            6   1  0    54       RAISING R'LYEH (573)
 MARSKOL 5374                  5   7  0    46       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 DARK RIVER 4117              10  10  1    45       BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)
 THE JONAH 5360                9   4  0    35       BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RYOKO 5382                    2   0  0    33       AMAZON ELITE (536)
 FUBAR 5364                    2   0  0    28       ERRATA (571)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FEAR OF THE DARK 5375         3   4  0    19       RAISING R'LYEH (573)
 DRACUL TEPES 5379             3   4  0    19       RAISING R'LYEH (573)
-OLYMPIA 5357                  3   3  1    15       AMAZON ELITE (536)
 PHAEDRA 5380                  2   2  1    14       AMAZON ELITE (536)
 QAMRA 5381                    1   2  0    11       AMAZON ELITE (536)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BUM 5365                      1   0  0     9       ERRATA (571)
 COLOROUTOFSPACE 5383          0   1  0     1       RAISING R'LYEH (573)
 GARANH 5384                   0   1  0     1       DARK HORSEMEN (433)

'-' 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

GALBEI -- Well done, now I got the retirement joke in your last ad.  I remember once
awhile back, in another arena, I'd fought someone who graduated, but I didn't know he
was up for graduation.  Well, he done beat my sorry hide, but I ended up as DM!
Weirdest thing! -- THE BLACK CONVENTICLE

NOVGORODNY VIR -- Nice spy report last turn.  What the heck is an "oppenent" and just
how does it roar?

     It's a kind of shellfish, and it blows bubbles.

Marskol -- My boss is a miserible SOB...As you know... -- Endless Watch

Kurbald -- What is your point?  Slightly confused...  I am the original impaler. --
Dracul Tepes

Olympia -- Come out and play I have something for you.... -- Bladerunner

"The time for the fight has come."  Well, of course, or we wouldn't BE here.  Where
do they get these "lead-in sentences"? -- Allendei

Black Clansman -- Well done!  I deeply appreciate not having to write a column.  And
not being killed, also.  Good all around, though more than one skill would have been
okay with me. -- Aillendei

Dark Sweet Treat -- Take the skills as a departing gift from me, sword-brother.  Fare
you well. -- Galbei
P.S.  Of course I know I made a career error in chosing the arena a year and a half
ago!  But it doesn't matter now, because I'm changing jobs.  There's a guy I've met
who's setting up a fishing lodge over in Lirith Kai on the shore of the Trier, and he
invited me to handle a hunting concession in the adjoining hills.  I'm going to look
it over first, but I'm also probably going to agree.  Sounds like an easy life after
the arena.

Shroud of Gloom -- Gods, that would be an awful life, never allowed to lighten up.
I'm glad it isn't MY life. -- Kurbald, just as sunny and cheerful as though I had
good sense

Dark River -- Whoa!  I'd better have that spear exorcised!  That malevolent
underthrusting can be dangerous, and is probably inspired by some sort of evil
possession.  Demons or something. -- Marskol
P.S.  Or at least an evil spell.

Dark River -- In scorn, probably.  But I've been told that elves are scornful of all
things human, and you being a halfelf must find it all very confusing. -- Aillendei

Dark Sweet Treat -- Right, and mouthwash with chlorox. -- Aillendei

Dark River -- Oh, well.  Your loss. -- Kurbald
P.S.  Actually, my name derives from "bold heart," not from "hairless mutt."

The Jonah -- (with gloomy agreement)  Yeah.  But it's in the contract. -- Baruk the
Lame, Determined Beggar

Dark Sweet Treat -- And how do you know I haven't?  I can be insidious at need. --
Lilianima, Venomous Concubine

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BLACK CLANSMAN devastated AILLENDEI in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
DARK SWEET TREAT lost to VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute battle.
SHROUD OF GLOOM unbelievably bested VENEMOUS CONCUBINE in a popular 4 minute match.
KURBALD bested ENDLESS WATCH in a 2 minute contest.
BLADERUNNER overpowered MARSKOL in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
DARK RIVER devastated DRACUL TEPES in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
PHAEDRA was savagely defeated by FUBAR in a exciting 2 minute bloody struggle.
THE JONAH unbelievably bested FEAR OF THE DARK in a action packed 3 minute fight.
QAMRA vanquished GARANH in a 1 minute uneven duel.
BUM defeated COLOROUTOFSPACE in a 1 minute beginner's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         TOTAL PARRY        2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   3 -  0      67  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK   18 -   9 -  1      67  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   4 -  1      60  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         WALL OF STEEL     22 -  17 -  0      56  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK     7 -   6 -  0      54  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         LUNGING ATTACK    21 -  18 -  1      54  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         AIMED BLOW         0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 463 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-LUNGE        1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  3         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  3         3  WALL OF STEEL  
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   BLACK CLANSMAN 4114        11   8  0  101 BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)
WALL OF STEEL    SHROUD OF GLOOM 5362       11   3  1   82 BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)
STRIKING ATTACK  BLADERUNNER 5376            6   0  1   64 RAISING R'LYEH (573)
PARRY-LUNGE      THE JONAH 5360              9   4  0   35 BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)
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 FUBAR 5364.  The ten other most popular fighters were FEAR OF THE DARK 5375, 
ENDLESS WATCH 5377, BUM 5365, BLACK CLANSMAN 4114, KURBALD 5345, BLADERUNNER 5376, 
DARK RIVER 4117, THE JONAH 5360, QAMRA 5381, and SHROUD OF GLOOM 5362.

The least popular fighter this week was COLOROUTOFSPACE 5383.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were GARANH 5384, PHAEDRA 5380, DRACUL TEPES 5379, MARSKOL 5374, 
DARK SWEET TREAT 5361, AILLENDEI 5318, SHROUD OF GLOOM 5362, QAMRA 5381, THE JONAH 
5360, and DARK RIVER 4117.