DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/27/2006    Duedate: 08/09/2006

ROCANIS ARENA

DM-56    TURN-408

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

NIKALA
ELEVENTH HOUR (372)
(56-3443) [12-10-0,112]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

NIKALA                         FURY
ELEVENTH HOUR (372)            BERSERKERS (425)
(56-3443) [12-10-0,112]        (56-3965) [2-0-0,24]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

JONNA THANE                    FORLUITHA
BAD APPLES (187)               BAD APPLES (187)
(56-3903) [14-10-0,58]         (56-3946) [5-5-0,28]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BAD APPLES (187)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ELEVENTH HOUR (372)         17
2. BAD APPLES (187)            15      PHILANTHROPISTS (420)
3. PHILANTHROPISTS (420)       11      Unchartered Team
4. BERSERKERS (425)             6
5. GET (419)                    0      BERSERKERS (425)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 PHILANTHROPISTS (420)     14   2  1 87.5   1/ 2 BAD APPLES (187)          9  4 0
 2- 3 GET (419)                 40  15  1 72.7   2/ 1 ELEVENTH HOUR (372)       8  6 1
 3- 4 RESCUE RANGERS (338)      69  31  7 69.0   3/ 5*BERSERKERS (425)          6  4 1
 4/ 2*BERSERKERS (425)           6   4  1 60.0   4/ 3 PHILANTHROPISTS (420)     5  0 1
 5- 5*BLOOD BROTHERS (418)      10   9  0 52.6   5- 6 GET (419)                 1  1 0
 6/ 6 ELEVENTH HOUR (372)       52  60  6 46.4   6- 4 RESCUE RANGERS (338)      1  3 1
 7/ 8 BAD APPLES (187)         417 562 14 42.6   7- 7*BLOOD BROTHERS (418)      1  4 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, in ROCANIS a quiet thief gets rich, but a quiet spymaster gets poor.  
So bring me ale and harken to my tidbits of news.  It seems the training can make the 
difference, as ELEVENTH HOUR is pushed out of top team by BAD APPLES, who came from 
2nd with a 4-1-0 this turn.  The BAD APPLES guild has had a 4-1-0 turn and deserves 
to be watched in the future.  You never know where this kind of thing can lead.  And 
let's see, PRESTON fought THORN and gained 23 points and contributed to ELEVENTH 
HOUR's 2-2-1.  ZANDER has lost to ALDALDON, falling 8 points, while helping make 
ELEVENTH HOUR a 2-2-1 turn.  Defending hers title for another turn, NIKALA kept 
ROCANIS' warrior, RIRORNI ASSASSIN, from claiming the throne.  Tell me, is nothing 
sacred?  I have heard from unimpeachable sources that Mylar's uses trolls in their 
stew.  Talk about gristle!   
     I tell you, a green quarterstaff lasts longer than a seasoned sapling.  A basher 
friend of mine assures me this is true.  BLOOD BROTHERS has cause to stand tall, as 
they were ROCANIS' most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to beat.  
And avoiding BLOOD BROTHERS more than any other team we find ELEVENTH HOUR.  ROCANIS, 
are we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  The most challenged warrior 
this turn was ELEVENTH HOUR's warrior ZANDER.  More fighters challenged him than 
challenged the Duelmaster!   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  THORN has departed ROCANIS, leaving BAD APPLES without their 7-5-0 warrior. 
Question, just what was hers team doing at the taverns last night?  We'd like to 
remind certain teams not to rob the graves of their enemies.  You know who you are; 
and it's considered rude.   
     I like this place, ROCANIS, the taverns have old wine, and young serving girls.  
Who could ask for more?  Well, I'm burning daylight here in ROCANIS and I've a long 
road ahead of me.  Happy Trails.  Until you see my quill in ROCANIS again, farewell-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NIKALA 3443                  12  10  0   112       ELEVENTH HOUR (372)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TOE 3896                     16   1  1   119       GET (419)
-IT 3900                      11   1  0   110       GET (419)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ALDALDON 3913                11   0  1    89       PHILANTHROPISTS (420)
 ZANDER 3440                  10  13  1    71       ELEVENTH HOUR (372)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GODGET 3110                   8  10  1    66       RESCUE RANGERS (338)
 TREEKILLER 3927              10   4  0    65       BAD APPLES (187)
 JONNA THANE 3903             14  10  0    58       BAD APPLES (187)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PRESTON 3604                  6   7  3    56       ELEVENTH HOUR (372)
-TEMB 3907                    10   6  1    55       RESCUE RANGERS (338)
-MEABEER 3899                  4   3  0    49       GET (419)
 VANESSA 3483                  9   9  1    41       ELEVENTH HOUR (372)
-TIGER 3895                    3   0  0    36       BLOOD BROTHERS (418)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-OCELOT 3894                   3   1  0    33       BLOOD BROTHERS (418)
-NALENTHU 3909                 2   2  0    29       PHILANTHROPISTS (420)
 FORLUITHA 3946                5   5  0    28       BAD APPLES (187)
 FURY 3965                     2   0  0    24       BERSERKERS (425)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAVAGE 3964                   2   0  0    22       BERSERKERS (425)
 UNTAMED MIME 3966             1   1  0    13       BERSERKERS (425)
 SAVAGE 3967                   1   1  1    12       BERSERKERS (425)
-LION 3915                     1   2  0    10       BLOOD BROTHERS (418)
-CHIP 3948                     2   2  1     9       RESCUE RANGERS (338)
-RANUL 3911                    1   0  0     9       PHILANTHROPISTS (420)
-LYNX 3893                     2   2  0     8       BLOOD BROTHERS (418)
 SOURCRAB 3969                 1   0  0     7       BAD APPLES (187)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZEST 3963                     0   2  0     2       BERSERKERS (425)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
THORN 3939             7  6 0 BAD APPLES 187        PRESTON 3604          408         
MICHELLE 3458         10 11 1 ELEVENTH HOUR 372     GODGET 3110           407         
BENT 3908              9  7 0 GET 419               ALDALDON 3913         407         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Vanessa -- You shouldn't have tried to leaf, it confused me for a critical moment.
I.e., the moment when I felled you.  Good thing those weren't roots I was cutting!

A Rabid Gopher is such an unconvincing standby! -- Jonna Thane
P.S.  And not much of a teacher, unless you want to learn burrowing.

Preston -- Ouch. -- Forluitha
P.S.  And it was only the eighth hour when you struck, besides.  Where did the other
three hours go?

Ambitious Guard.  (sigh)  Not much of a challenge, really. -- Thorn

Vanessa -- You consider me your buddy?  Great!  Should I make reservations for
dinner? -- Treekiller

30 June 2006
All -- I am looking for able bodied warriors, magic-wielding wizards, faith-healing
clerics, and quick-handed thieves to begin a quest requested by the Emperor of the
Southern Kingdom of Crailmia.  All interested parties can diplo me in arena 93 --
Noblish Island, c/o Will-O-Wisps (1422) or write to me at -- Robert Bennett, 317173,
4269 West M-80, Kincheloe, Mi 49784. -- the Lightbearer, mgr. Will-O-Wisps

1 July 2006
BROTHER KNIGHTS OF THE DESOLATE EMPIRE -- Hail brothers where ever you are to be
found!  We are engaging in arena 31.  Let them feel our wrath.  Onward to glory!!! --
Dark knight Blackstorm

1 July 2006
Soultaker -- Read your e-mail! -- Guardian

10 July 2006
The Dark Knights sat at the Dark Table with grim faces.  All present knew that there
could be no quarter.  The Forces of Desolation would be unleashed.  There would be no
turning back, no mercy and no hesitation to do what was necessary.  Teeth gritted and
knuckles whitened with fury as the IMPERIAL PROCLAMATION was signed by each Dark
Knight.
     AS OF JULY 1, 2006 -- WAR IS DECLARED ON THE ALLIANCE KNOWN AS THE VENDETTA
CARTEL.
     The Desolate Empire -- Dark Knights:  Ancient Creep, Blackstorm, Dok Sik, Goat,
Heathen, Hatebred, Kon, Osiris, Toker, Wasby the Great

14 July 2006
In response to the Desolate Empire's declaration of war, the Vendetta Cartel offers
the following response:

The members of the Vendetta Cartel can be found in 1, 8, 9, 10,  11, 14, 22, 25, 28,
31, 39, 45, 47, 50, 52, 54, 59, 60, 100, and 106.  Stop yapping in the all-arena ads,
pick an arena, issue a challenge, actually win something, and then maybe (and we
stress maybe) you may speak.  You may come to our home arenas (8, 31, and 47) and
confront us, but we suggest you learn to win in your own "home" arena (52) first.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ALDALDON devastated ZANDER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
PRESTON slaughtered THORN in a 1 minute brutal uneven Challenge battle.
NIKALA savagely defeated RIRORNI ASSASSIN in a unpopular 7 minute bloody Title duel.
VANESSA was savagely defeated by JONNA THANE in a exciting 1 minute bloody fight.
TREEKILLER devastated RIRORNI SOLDIERS in a 1 minute bloody one-sided duel.
FORLUITHA savagely defeated UNTAMED MIME in a crowd pleasing 3 minute gory brawl.
SAVAGE was viciously subdued by MAGE'S APPRENTICE in a 2 minute beginner's melee.
ZEST was unbelievably bested by SOURCRAB in a 3 minute gruesome beginner's fight.
RAVAGE overpowered RIRORNI ARCHER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
FURY handily defeated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         AIMED BLOW        12 -   3 -  0      80  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    46 -  30 -  2      61  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK    17 -  12 -  4      59  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   5 -  0      58  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         SLASHING ATTACK   21 -  17 -  0      55  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -  13 -  2      52  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -   9 -  1      47  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   7 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         TOTAL PARRY        7 -  13 -  0      35  |

Turn 408 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    1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  2     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      NIKALA 3443                12  10  0  112 ELEVENTH HOUR (372)
LUNGING ATTACK   ALDALDON 3913              11   0  1   89 PHILANTHROPISTS (420)
WALL OF STEEL    JONNA THANE 3903           14  10  0   58 BAD APPLES (187)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is JONNA THANE 3903.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was FORLUITHA 3946.  The ten other most popular fighters were SOURCRAB 3969, 
JONNA THANE 3903, ZEST 3963, TREEKILLER 3927, ALDALDON 3913, PRESTON 3604, UNTAMED 
MIME 3966, SAVAGE 3967, RAVAGE 3964, and FURY 3965.

The least popular fighter this week was NIKALA 3443.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were VANESSA 3483, THORN 3939, ZANDER 3440, FURY 3965, RAVAGE 3964, SAVAGE 
3967, UNTAMED MIME 3966, PRESTON 3604, ALDALDON 3913, and TREEKILLER 3927.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

DALE (56-3112) RESCUE RANGERS (338)

               NEW TEAMS IN THE TEMPORARY TOURNAMENT ARENAS (DM 81/83)

Please note that all new teams created at the Face-to-Face were temporarily placed 
in a temporary Tournament Arena, DM 81 or DM 83.  If you requested that your team be 
placed in a specific arena, it has already transferred to that arena.  Any teams not 
transferred out of DM 81 and DM 83 by September 1st will be deleted.  If you have 
questions about any of your teams, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI