DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/17/2007    Duedate: 08/13/2007

FLORAL VALLEY ARENA

DM-52    TURN-233

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SHY ANN
SITTEES (359)
(52-3562) [12-5-1,133]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SHY ANN                        ANGEL
SITTEES (359)                  MORE' GOTH (384)
(52-3562) [12-5-1,133]         (52-3784) [7-1-0,52]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TONNELLE                       SUE SOON
BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)          SITTEES (359)
(52-3634) [20-7-1,97]          (52-3572) [9-5-0,89]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

FIRE INC. (394)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SITTEES (359)               43
2. FLOWER GIRLS (189)          15      WATCH OUT! (391)
3. MORE' GOTH (384)             9      Unchartered Team
4. ODD ODIUS ORCS (374)         9
5. AARDVARK HAMMERZ (398)       8      FIRE INC. (394)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 WATCH OUT! (391)          35  14  1 71.4   1/ 3*FIRE INC. (394)          10  5 0
 2/ 2 FLOWER GIRLS (189)       454 275 13 62.3   2/ 4 SITTEES (359)             8  2 1
 3/ 3 SITTEES (359)             54  35  4 60.7   3/ 1 FLOWER GIRLS (189)        7  4 0
 4/ 4 BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)     73  53  4 57.9   4- 2 ISN'T IT OBVIOUS (382)    5  3 0
 5/ 5*FIRE INC. (394)           22  18  1 55.0   5/ 5*MORE' GOTH (384)          4  4 0
 6/ 6*MORE' GOTH (384)          14  13  1 51.9   6/ 6*AARDVARK HAMMERZ (398)    4  6 1
 7- 9 ISN'T IT OBVIOUS (382)    45  50  4 47.4   7/ 8 BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)     3  6 0
 8/10 DARK RAIDERS (78)        173 202 10 46.1   8/13*ODD ODIUS ORCS (374)      1  1 0
 9/11*AARDVARK HAMMERZ (398)    10  16  1 38.5   9/11 DARK RAIDERS (78)         1  2 1
10/12*ODD ODIUS ORCS (374)      12  21  2 36.4  10/10 WATCH OUT! (391)          1  2 0
11-13*PURPLE PEONS (397)         2   9  2 18.2  11- 9*PURPLE PEONS (397)        0  3 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                      SPY REPORT

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  Nothing is certain in FLORAL VALLEY, with changing loyalties, changing 
Duelmasters.  Write this down:  new top team--FIRE INC..  What's a move up by 5 you 
ask?  (alright, maybe you didn't ask)  Cause for celebration, according to ODD ODIUS 
ORCS.  Good things come to those who fight well, as SITTEES can attest, moving up by 
2.  Practice pays for SPIRE BURP HAMMER, who pummelled INFERNO, to pocket 14 points.  
INFERNO certainly had a baffled expression on his face, after losing to SPIRE BURP 
HAMMER and losing 11 points in the process!  A certain someone saw IMTOOSEXY at The 
Victory Tavern with the shakes, and now it fails to show up to defend its throne.  
What a pathetic slob!  Now I can't insult SHY ANN, as she has gloriously dueled to 
the top.  Oh great new Duelmaster!!!  (Stop me if I lay it on too thick) Word has it 
one team in FLORAL VALLEY is using psychics to predict wins.  They lead a charmed 
life!   
     And how sociable are FLORAL VALLEY's warriors?  Come, let us see.  To quell some 
nasty rumors, the guys in SITTEES are not carrying any incurable diseases.  No need 
to avoid 'em.  As a woman of good breeding scorns the "warriors" of BLOOD AND GUTS!, 
so did that sorry team shy from SITTEES If challenges were horses, PAS DE QUARTIER 
could open up a fast food joint!   
     Is there life after death?  Pragmatics (and warriors) know there is death after 
life!  Like a tattered, worn-out, faded, out-of-fashion garment cast out to rot, 
PSYCHOSIS of DARK RAIDERS has been summarily sent to the Dark Arena.  Admittedly 
Death waits for no one, but me thinks PSYCHOSIS of DARK RAIDERS (17-9-4) is being 
sent off a little prematurely.  Those who owe OAK LEE of SITTEES money and had 
written him off, take note:  he'S BACK FROM THE DARK ARENA!!!  AND he'S MAD!!!  Ask 
not a spymaster for counsel, for he will pontificate long after you have fallen into 
an unconscious stupor.   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  Keep those sands bloody and the buzzards fat!  
FLORAL VALLEY, I leave you now.  The Duelmaster has agreed to foot my bill at The 
Victory Tavern.  'Til next time-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHY ANN 3562                 12   5  1   133       SITTEES (359)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-INSOLENT IRIS 3323           33  10  0   161       FLOWER GIRLS (189)
-IGOR MALMORT 3594            12   8  1   130       BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
-IMTOOSEXY 3759               13   6  0   126       ISN'T IT OBVIOUS (382)
 BOY Z 3739                    8   0  1   101       SITTEES (359)
 TONNELLE 3634                20   7  1    97       BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
 BOB LE CANADIEN 3632         20   7  0    96       BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
-BUSHSUCKSTOADIE 3757         11   7  3    94       ISN'T IT OBVIOUS (382)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SUE SOON 3572                 9   5  0    89       SITTEES (359)
 PHOBOPHOBIA 3840              9   2  0    77       WATCH OUT! (391)
 PAINFUL PEONY 3744           12   6  0    73       FLOWER GIRLS (189)
-SARMASSOPHOBIA 3839           7   4  1    67       WATCH OUT! (391)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PAS DE QUARTIER 3633         12  15  1    66       BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
-SINISTROPHOBIA 3835          10   3  0    65       WATCH OUT! (391)
-SLAYINGDEISFUN 3818           7   6  1    65       ISN'T IT OBVIOUS (382)
-NOVERCAPHOBIA 3837            5   1  0    63       WATCH OUT! (391)
 BYRON 3559                   13   8  1    61       SITTEES (359)
 OAK LEE 3563                 10  11  1    58       SITTEES (359)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANGEL 3784                    7   1  0    52       MORE' GOTH (384)
 ANXIOUS AZALEA 3825           8   5  1    44       FLOWER GIRLS (189)
-MELOPHOBIA 3836               4   3  0    42       WATCH OUT! (391)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIZZLING SUNFLOWER 3846       5   3  0    36       FLOWER GIRLS (189)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ALYSON IL'CHANT 3781          3   4  1    32       MORE' GOTH (384)
-ABHORRENT ANT 3668            3   4  1    32       ODD ODIUS ORCS (374)
 SPIRE BURP HAMMER 3913        2   2  1    29       AARDVARK HAMMERZ (398)
 SPARK 3875                    5   3  0    26       FIRE INC. (394)
 DERANGED DIAMOND 3666         3   6  1    26       ODD ODIUS ORCS (374)
-OUTCAST ORCHID 3870           3   1  1    26       FLOWER GIRLS (189)
 FIRE WALL 3876                4   4  0    25       FIRE INC. (394)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SMOLDER 3908                  2   1  0    21       FIRE INC. (394)
 FIERY 3907                    2   1  0    17       FIRE INC. (394)
 WRONG HAND HAMMER 3916        2   3  0    16       AARDVARK HAMMERZ (398)
-IRMINSUL 3871                 1   0  1    16       BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
-THEDEONITSKNEES 3854          3   5  0    14       ISN'T IT OBVIOUS (382)
-NIMBLE 3904                   1   1  1    14       PURPLE PEONS (397)
 LIGHTNING HAMMER 3917         3   3  0    12       AARDVARK HAMMERZ (398)
-MELANCHOLY 3777               3   0  0     9       MORE' GOTH (384)
 RED DRAGON HAMMER 3914        2   3  0     9       AARDVARK HAMMERZ (398)
-DULL DANDELION 3731           1   0  0     9       ODD ODIUS ORCS (374)
-LIFE OR DEATH 3898            1   2  1     8       PURPLE PEONS (397)
-BREE IL'CHANT 3778            1   1  0     8       MORE' GOTH (384)
 INFERNO 3906                  2   1  0     7       FIRE INC. (394)
 SLICE RICE HAMMER 3915        1   4  0     7       AARDVARK HAMMERZ (398)
-LOUT 3902                     0   2  0     6       PURPLE PEONS (397)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
NAPOLEON 24            0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          OAK LEE 3563          233 NONE    
PSYCHOSIS 3651        17 10 4 DARK RAIDERS 78       DEFLOWERED FERN 18    233 NONE    
FIRESTORM 3874         2  3 0 FIRE INC. 394         NIMBLE 3904           230 REVENGED
CINDER 3889            2  1 0 FIRE INC. 394         OUTCAST ORCHID 3870   230         
BLAZE 3900             1  1 0 FIRE INC. 394         LIFE OR DEATH 3898    230 REVENGED
LOATHSOME LUMMOX 3665  3  4 0 ODD ODIUS ORCS 374    ALYSON IL'CHANT 3781  230         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Some brutal Aimed Blows are hitting hard our peaceful arena. -- Le Pentarque and Bob

To quest or not to quest, that is the question.... -- Le Pentarque

What?!  No Fratsfa Quest?  My ladies want some action.  Some REAL action.  Shucks, in
that case we will use the Face (if there is one) for prep. -- Lady Fern

Byron -- Well, now, you fooled me.  I didn't know you like it like THAT!  (giggle) --
Anxious Azalea

Spark -- The more I think about it, the more I like your style.  You know how to
ignite a lady's passion, Studmuffin. -- Sizzling Sunflower

Imtoosexy -- Well, I'm glad you had such a climactic time.  Sheesh!  (Hold it in!
(wink) -- Insolent Iris

Phobophobophobophobophobophobophobia -- That wasn't very fair of you using such a
loooooooooong weapon like that!  Steroids?  I want more! -- Painful Peony

Tonnelle -- Impale you?  I was merely trying to tickle your fancy! -- Insolent Iris

Angel -- Well, we are a pretty closely held Andorian slowish arena.  As my brother,

Kennelworth, over in Aruak City might say--Health.  Humility.  Honor.  Down
challenges are frowned upon.  Good luck to you.  See you at The Flower Shoppe, Stud.
-- Lady Fern

Congratulations to Imtoosexy, Duelmaster of Too Sexy Floral Valley! -- Lady Fern

Anxious Azalea -- Ambidextrous, my sister specter was telling me about that, says
it's real big in North Fork.  *wink* -- Alyson

Burp Hammer -- Guys get bored of the old home Arena? -- Melancholy

Thedeonit's Knees -- Owww, you're a meany. -- Alyson

Fire Wall -- I see you have been studying but if you're gonna remain a firewall you
cannot let the likes of me get through you. (Plus infirmary) -- Angel

Pas De Q. -- Sorry man, you were there and yes, I took advantage. -- Sue Soon

Anxious -- Ouch, man that must hurt to lose a challenge like that, felt pretty good
from this end, thanks for the challenge! -- Byron

Slaying -- Thought I might catch ya, there I go thinking again. -- Oak Lee

Sarmassophobia -- Thanks for being so kind, I was kinda tired and really didn't want
a difficult fight, thanks for quitting so early. -- Shy Ann

Bob Le C. -- May be a kid, but I am pretty tough, not sure for how much longer, I'm
climbing a little to fast. -- Boy Z

9 July 2007
I have not been receiving my physical turns in a reliable manner lately.  If there
are diplos with the turns that go missing, they're gone for good.  So if you send me
a diplo and do not see an acknowledgement of receipt in the personals, know that I
have not gotten it (yet).  If you have email, contact me at Livia AT reality DOT com.
If you don't have email, keep trying with the diplos.  We are working on this
problem. -- the Scribe/Jorja/Leeta
P.S.  If you email me, put "Re DM" on the subject line.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

PSYCHOSIS was barely slain by DEFLOWERED FERN in a 4 minute Dark Arena fight.
OAK LEE savagely slew NAPOLEON in a 2 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
BOB LE CANADIEN luckily beat SUE SOON in a 3 minute master's Challenge duel.
PAINFUL PEONY defeated PAS DE QUARTIER in a 2 minute veteran's Challenge fight.
ANGEL devastated SIZZLING SUNFLOWER in a 2 minute gory uneven Challenge brawl.
TONNELLE was bested by SHY ANN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute gory master's Title match.
BOY Z handily defeated PHOBOPHOBIA in a 1 minute uneven melee.
BYRON vanquished ALYSON IL'CHANT in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
ANXIOUS AZALEA vanquished SMOLDER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
DERANGED DIAMOND overpowered LIGHTNING HAMMER in a 1 minute uneven match.
SPARK beat WRONG HAND HAMMER in a 4 minute brutal fight.
FIRE WALL demolished RED DRAGON HAMMER in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
INFERNO was devastated by SPIRE BURP HAMMER in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
FIERY devastated SLICE RICE HAMMER in a 1 minute mismatched bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         AIMED BLOW        39 -  19 -  3      67  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         TOTAL PARRY       28 -  15 -  0      65  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         WALL OF STEEL     29 -  23 -  4      56  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         SLASHING ATTACK   22 -  26 -  3      46  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK   17 -  21 -  3      45  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    33 -  43 -  2      43  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         BASHING ATTACK    13 -  18 -  3      42  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   5 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   5 -  0      29  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   3 -  0      25  |

Turn 233 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       SHY ANN 3562               12   5  1  133 SITTEES (359)
STRIKING ATTACK  TONNELLE 3634              20   7  1   97 BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
TOTAL PARRY      BOB LE CANADIEN 3632       20   7  0   96 BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
LUNGING ATTACK   SUE SOON 3572               9   5  0   89 SITTEES (359)
SLASHING ATTACK  PHOBOPHOBIA 3840            9   2  0   77 WATCH OUT! (391)
WALL OF STEEL    PAINFUL PEONY 3744         12   6  0   73 FLOWER GIRLS (189)
BASHING ATTACK   ANXIOUS AZALEA 3825         8   5  1   44 FLOWER GIRLS (189)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TONNELLE 3634.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was PSYCHOSIS 3651.  The ten other most popular fighters were SUE SOON 3572, OAK LEE 
3563, ANGEL 3784, SHY ANN 3562, ANXIOUS AZALEA 3825, WRONG HAND HAMMER 3916, SPIRE 
BURP HAMMER 3913, BOB LE CANADIEN 3632, BOY Z 3739, and BYRON 3559.

The least popular fighter this week was SLICE RICE HAMMER 3915.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were INFERNO 3906, RED DRAGON HAMMER 3914, SPARK 3875, LIGHTNING 
HAMMER 3917, SMOLDER 3908, ALYSON IL'CHANT 3781, PHOBOPHOBIA 3840, SIZZLING SUNFLOWER 
3846, TONNELLE 3634, and PAS DE QUARTIER 3633.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

TONNELLE (52-3634) BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)

                           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 
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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!