DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/06/2007    Duedate: 07/19/2007

TRICORUS ARENA

DM-51    TURN-464

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BLACK CLANSMAN
BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)
(51-4114) [12-8-0,107]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BLACK CLANSMAN                 POSITION IS EMPTY
BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)        
(51-4114) [12-8-0,107]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

AILLENDEI                      SHROUD OF GLOOM
DARK HORSEMEN (433)            BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)
(51-5318) [19-19-0,76]         (51-5362) [12-3-1,86]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)     39
2. AMAZON ELITE (536)           0      BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)
3. ERRATA (571)                 0      Unchartered Team
4. RAISING R'LYEH (573)         0
5. DARK HORSEMEN (433)         -2      SHADOW KNIGHTS (85)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*ERRATA (571)               3   0  0  100   1/ 1 BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)  13  2 0
 2/ 2 BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)   64  36  3 64.0   2/ 3 DARK HORSEMEN (433)       3  9 0
 3- 3*RAISING R'LYEH (573)      19  12  1 61.3   3- 5*ERRATA (571)              2  0 0
 4- 4 AMAZON ELITE (536)       146 120 11 54.9   4- 2 AMAZON ELITE (536)        2  2 1
 5/ 5 DARK HORSEMEN (433)      586 675 19 46.5   5- 4*RAISING R'LYEH (573)      1  4 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.

Well, another Independence Day has come and gone.  Shouldn't there be a "Dueling
Day?"  Perhaps on Marchtober 86th?  Anyway, another turn has come and gone with your
glorious Duelmaster at the helm.  The B.C. did just fine this week, but we've ended
our 5 free games streak at two consecutive turns; not bad, I'd say!  See you on the
sands.... -- THE BLACK CLANSMAN

                                      SPY REPORT

     You elder fighters surely remember me.  The younger ones may call me Olaf 
Modeen.  I return to TRICORUS once again!  What's with GARANH?  He actually beat 
TRICORUS' MORDANT DESERTER, and walked away with 12 more points from the fight.  
Laughs were big at BLACK CONVENTICLE while they watched DARK RIVER clobber MARSKOL.  
He lost 11 points and got bruised from objects thrown from the stands.  AILLENDEI was 
reminded on the sands why BLACK CLANSMAN is Duelmaster.  I suppose you want to hear 
some rumors and dirty gossip about your fellow fighters?  Tough!   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.  
TRICORUS thinks AMAZON ELITE and their 146-120-11 is too much!  If at first you don't 
succeed, give up...  In my day, no team with a 146-120-11 would scare me off!  What's 
the problem, BLACK CONVENTICLE?   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  Here's some advice:  study your opponent, master many skills, 
fight dirty.   
     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.  Time for my 
medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLACK CLANSMAN 4114          12   8  0   107       BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DARK SWEET TREAT 5361        11   3  0    92       BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHROUD OF GLOOM 5362         12   3  1    86       BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)
-JACINTHE 5211                17   8  0    79       AMAZON ELITE (536)
 AILLENDEI 5318               19  19  0    76       DARK HORSEMEN (433)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BLADERUNNER 5376              6   0  1    64       RAISING R'LYEH (573)
 KURBALD 5345                 15  11  1    63       DARK HORSEMEN (433)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DARK RIVER 4117              11  10  1    56       BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)
-ENDLESS WATCH 5377            6   1  0    54       RAISING R'LYEH (573)
 THE JONAH 5360               10   4  0    44       BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)
 MARSKOL 5374                  5   8  0    35       DARK HORSEMEN (433)

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)
 GARANH 5384                   1   1  0    13       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
-QAMRA 5381                    1   2  0    11       AMAZON ELITE (536)
-BUM 5365                      1   0  0     9       ERRATA (571)
-COLOROUTOFSPACE 5383          0   1  0     1       RAISING R'LYEH (573)

'-' 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 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

"seems that Raising R'Lyeh has ducked out again, for they quake with fear in my
wake!"  Snore.... -- Reaper

Olympia -- "Quite an experience to live in fear, isn't it?  That's what it is to be a
slave."  "It seems you feel our work is not a benefit to the public." -- Bladerunner

The Jonah -- Sigh...the losses.... -- Fear Of The Dark

AILLENDEI -- Glad to take the DM column weight off your hands!  Sorry about that
skill, but my mgr. tells me to save them all for myself, to speed me on my way to
graduation. -- THE BLACK CLANSMAN

GALBEI -- I am indeed most thankful for that parting gift!  Take care of yourself in
them hills, and don't hunt anything I wouldn't!  What sort of game are you after?
Perhaps try hunting some black bear, black panther or other suitably dark fauna?  But
not black rhinos: they're endangered.... -- THE DARK SWEET TREAT

KURBALD -- Actually, I did try "lightening up" once, when I removed my shroud, but as
it's my only article of clothing, the Friendly Constable quickly put me to rights....
-- THE SHROUD OF GLOOM, feeling a touch drafty

MARSKOL -- I'm not sure if it was the "malevolent underthrusting" or the "full
extensions," but that exorcism sounds just fine to me.  It would be relatively easy,
too: just write "MA" for your next weapon choice! -- DARK RIVER

DRACUL TEPES -- Haha!  My patriotism will see me through to win the day! -- DARK
RIVER

FEAR OF THE DARK -- That was a heck of a weapon choice and a pretty good job using
it, too. -- THE JONAH

VETERAN MERCENARY -- How is it that, with my record, I end up losing to an NPC? --
THE DARK SWEET TREAT

VENEMOUS CONCUBINE -- Now THERE was a bit of that insidiousness that was sorely
lacking in your recent bout with my dark, sweet comrade.  I'm lucky to have gotten
away with that one! -- THE SHROUD OF GLOOM

Black Clansman -- No, no, YOU must be Duelmaster.  I insist!  You are much better
suited to the role. -- Aillendei

Endless Watch -- Listen, you didn't have to tell everyone in the Infirmary that you
lost because my talking put you to sleep!  I'll have you know that I've received
AWARDS for my skill as a teller of tales!  You fell asleep by your own efforts.
Maybe if you'd remembered to go to bed the night before the fight things wouldn've
gone differently. -- Kurbald

Bladerunner -- That's dangerous, running with blades.  As bad as running with
scissors.  Which is why *I* never do it.  *I* am a good boy, and I did NOT deserve to
be buried in the sand. -- Marskol
P.S.  And if you believe that, there's this bridge I could sell you....

I'm a GOLEM?  No way!  My mother wouldn't DO that to me.  I demand a recount! --
Garanh

Qamra -- Er...I was really taken aback to see myself listed as a golem, so I didn't
give the fight my proper attention? -- Garanh the Distracted

Black Clansman -- Yeah, I've heard of stuff like that.  Or losing to a standby and
ending up with the title.  Does that ever get the standbys steamed! -- Galbei

Endless Watch -- (after a furtive look around)  All managers are. -- Marskol

Dracul Tepec -- No!  Really?  You invented the shish-kebab?  Let me shake your hand!
I love a meal that comes with a handle and can be used as a weapon in a bar fight
besides.  You don't get that kind of utility every day. -- Kurbald

Shroud of Gloom -- You think right NOW you've won, but just wait till the venom
creeps through your veins.... -- Lilianima, Venomous Concubine

Dark Sweet Treat -- It's true that I'm handicapped by the fine print in my contract
(probably a spell in there), but that doesn't mean you can fall asleep on the job. --
Borego Longshanks, Veteran Mercenary

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BLACK CLANSMAN devastated AILLENDEI in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
DARK SWEET TREAT demolished KURBALD in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
SHROUD OF GLOOM defeated M. CHARDINEE in a 3 minute duel.
MARSKOL was devastated by DARK RIVER in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
THE JONAH narrowly defeated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 2 minute match.
GARANH devastated MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute uneven brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY        2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   3 -  0      67  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   16 -   9 -  1      64  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   4 -  1      60  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK     7 -   5 -  0      58  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         LUNGING ATTACK    21 -  16 -  1      57  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         WALL OF STEEL     20 -  18 -  0      53  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         AIMED BLOW         0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 464 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     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         3  WALL OF STEEL  
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              SLASHING ATTACK    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        12   8  0  107 BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)
WALL OF STEEL    SHROUD OF GLOOM 5362       12   3  1   86 BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)
BASHING ATTACK   DARK RIVER 4117            11  10  1   56 BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)
PARRY-LUNGE      THE JONAH 5360             10   4  0   44 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 SHROUD OF GLOOM 5362.  The ten other most popular fighters were THE JONAH 5360, 
BLACK CLANSMAN 4114, DARK SWEET TREAT 5361, DARK RIVER 4117, AILLENDEI 5318, GARANH 
5384, KURBALD 5345, MARSKOL 5374,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was MARSKOL 5374.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were KURBALD 5345, GARANH 5384, AILLENDEI 5318, DARK RIVER 4117, DARK SWEET 
TREAT 5361, BLACK CLANSMAN 4114, THE JONAH 5360, SHROUD OF GLOOM 5362,  0, and  0.

                           SUMMER FACE-TO-FACE IN ATLANTA!

Our next summer FTF will be held in Atlanta, Georgia, July 27-29, 2007.  It will be 
held at the Sheraton Buckhead Hotel in Atlanta, on 3405 Lenox Road NE (404-261-9250). 
Room rates are $95.00 per night, 1-4 occupancy.  There is a free shuttle from the 
MARTA station two blocks away and free parking, high speed internet (for extra charge), 
fitness center, jacuzzi, and pool.  The rooms are blocked--ask for the Reality 
Simulations room block.  Look for transportation info in the tournament information 
sheet.  We hope you're all looking forward to it and that we will see you there!