DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/19/2007    Duedate: 05/02/2007

ROCANIS ARENA

DM-56    TURN-427

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MEABEER
GET (419)
(56-3899) [10-5-0,107]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MEABEER                        POSITION IS EMPTY
GET (419)                      
(56-3899) [10-5-0,107]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FORLUITHA                      MEABEER
BAD APPLES (187)               GET (419)
(56-3946) [13-16-0,59]         (56-3899) [10-5-0,107]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ELEVENTH HOUR (372)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)      46
2. GET (419)                   11      GET (419)
3. ELEVENTH HOUR (372)          4      Unchartered Team
4. BAD APPLES (187)            -3
5. PHILANTHROPISTS (420)      -20      JUST A REM SONG (350)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 GET (419)                 49  22  1 69.0   1/ 1 ELEVENTH HOUR (372)       7  4 0
 2/ 1 PHILANTHROPISTS (420)     21  11  1 65.6   2/ 3 STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)    7  6 0
 3/ 3 STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)    33  20  3 62.3   3/ 2 BAD APPLES (187)          7  8 1
 4/ 4 ELEVENTH HOUR (372)      104  92  8 53.1   4/ 4 GET (419)                 3  1 0
 5/ 5 BAD APPLES (187)         464 607 15 43.3   5/ 5 PHILANTHROPISTS (420)     2  4 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

     "It's infamous!"  Ardane, spy reporter for Andorak, scowled and drew back his
arm to throw his goblet through the window at the crowd outside.  Then paused to
drain the contents before resuming the about-to-throw-it position.
     "Now, now, it isn't THAT bad."  Desiree of Darkholm, always the voice of sweet
reason at these meetings, laid a hand on his, smiled, and guided the goblet back to
the table.  "It's just a little mistake, you know."
     "Ha!"  Debby Tonte of Free Blades stabbed viciously into her drink with an
umbrella.  "That's easy for YOU to say.  The Delarquans aren't complaining."
     "Of course not."  Galen of Talahya looked faintly envious as she pulled a chunk
of pineapple out of her glass and began to nibble it.  "That's because the Delarquans
are THE Masters of Kung-Fu."
     "You think some managers are complaining," Olaf Modeen said, "you should hear
what the GLADIATORS are saying.  All these rumors about the Aimed Blows having
'special enhancements'..." he shook his head.  "I know it isn't true, you know it
isn't true, the top managers know it isn't true--"
     "Of course it isn't true!"  Ketchum, spy reporter for Crysalis, matched scowls
with Ardane and said, "If ANY one style was going to get a special enhancement, it
should be--"
     "Not now, Ketch," Olaf said.  "Nobody gets, nobody has gotten, nobody WILL get,
special enhancements.  That's always been the rule, and we all know how the Greywand
hates changes.  The real problem--"
     "Try telling that to some of the managers," Debby muttered, peering into her
glass for more fruit.  "They don't want to hear it.  Every time I turn around, some
manager is claiming that someone got a special change and, you know, HE didn't and
it's all unfair."
     "The REAL problem," Olaf said firmly, over-riding her voice, "is explaining to
all the second-rate Aimed Blows why they haven't received any of these 'special
enhancements' they keep hearing about."
     "There aren't any special enhancements," Ardane growled.  "None.  Just managers
who noticed that the Kung-Fu Master is a lot more dangerous than anyone expected, and
have put YEARS into the study of Kung-Fu and learned how to really USE it for their
own gladiators."
     "Saved a lot on weapons, too," Ketchum murmured.
     "But people keep complaining," Debby Tonte said.  She fished one last piece of
fruit out of her glass and stared at it dubiously.
     "There WERE no special enhancements," Olaf said.  "There ARE no special
enhancements.  There WILL BE no special enhancements.  It's all a matter of deep
study and skilled management."
     "Like anyone's going to believe that!"
     "They have no choice," Ketchum said.  "If no 'special enhancements' were given
out, then none can be taken back.  It is the way it is.  What's the point in
complaining because the sun rises in the east?"

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
ROCANIS brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Of course, we're all terribly 
impressed to see MR THUG win a fight and gain 26 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, MR THUG 
beat SOURCRAB and SOURCRAB lost 14 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  ALDALDON Dark 
Arena Challenged ARENAMASTER AMEL for ROCANIS' Title this turn, and guess what 
happened?  The crowds were amazed this turn, as ARENAMASTER AMEL killed the 
Duelmaster, ALDALDON, leaving PHILANTHROPISTS in mourning.  This incredible death has 
allowed, I might add, MEABEER from GET to ascend to the throne of Duelmaster, and I 
hear DARK ARENA is not happy.  Mylar's, humph!  I've tasted better ale at mortuaries. 
Where do they get this stuff?  From ROCANIS' trash dumps?   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.  What's the big D?  ELEVENTH HOUR was the most avoided 
team?  Bunch of lily livered... grumble... mumble... curse...  And it looks like GET 
avoided them the most this turn.  What a pack of would be losers, if you ask me.  
Hmph.   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for ROCANIS' 
morgue.  More variety.  Titanium shields and bamboo daggers, guess what brave team is 
developing these kinds of weapons?   
     There's got to be a better place in ROCANIS to get a drink than Mylar's!  Any 
suggestions?  Well, I've had enough of this drivel, and I'm sure you have too.  Off 
like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  Glad to see the back of this place-- Snide 
Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MEABEER 3899                 10   5  0   107       GET (419)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PRESTON 3604                 19  13  5    94       ELEVENTH HOUR (372)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FORLUITHA 3946               13  16  0    59       BAD APPLES (187)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LOVEABLE LARRY 3981           8   1  0    52       STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)
 MR THUG 3982                  5   4  0    51       STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)
 PIERRE 3977                   7   6  0    46       ELEVENTH HOUR (372)
 NALENTHU 3909                 4   4  0    46       PHILANTHROPISTS (420)
 SOURCRAB 3969                10  10  0    40       BAD APPLES (187)
 BUCK FEVER 3980               7   9  0    38       BAD APPLES (187)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LOIS THUG 3970                6   6  1    31       STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)
 FRANCIS THUG 3986             3   1  0    29       STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MALUS S'PROUT 3993            2   0  1    23       BAD APPLES (187)
-BACK 3949                     2   4  0    18       GET (419)
-RANUL 3911                    2   0  0    16       PHILANTHROPISTS (420)
 HAWTHORN 3991                 3   3  0    12       BAD APPLES (187)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
PERSISTENT BEGGAR 4    0  1 0   1                   MALUS S'PROUT 3993    427 NONE    
ALDALDON 3913         15  7 1 PHILANTHROPISTS 420   ARENAMASTER AMEL 23   427 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Loveable Larry -- Listen, Larry, I have to tell you that when we meet in the arena
like that, I don't love you at ALL.  Outside, well, I'm willing to negotiate. --
Forluitha

Lois Thug -- Silly woman!  You'll never get the better of ME. -- Sourcrab

Mr Thug -- You know, from what I hear around, your kids are making a nuisance of
themselves in the arena.  All that winning, you know? -- Buck Fever

Silly Beggar. -- Hawthorn

Ah.  I'm glad that the Rirorni Archer wasn't allowed to bring his bow into the arena.
And even more glad that Somebody arranged this for my first match.  It establishes a
bias of success.  I like that. -- Malus s'Prout

Our congratulations to Aldaldon and Vanessa. -- Jorja and the Bad Apples

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ALDALDON was unbelievably slain by ARENAMASTER AMEL in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
MEABEER viciously subdued VANESSA in a action packed 1 minute brutal Title battle.
PRESTON defeated RIRORNI SABOTEUR in a crowd pleasing 1 minute gory master's duel.
BUCK FEVER was defeated by LOVEABLE LARRY in a 2 minute match.
SOURCRAB was devastated by MR THUG in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
FORLUITHA savagely defeated NALENTHU in a exciting 1 minute bloody struggle.
PIERRE slimly won victory over LOIS THUG in a action packed 2 minute gruesome fight.
FRANCIS THUG vanquished HAWTHORN in a 1 minute uneven duel.
MALUS S'PROUT assassinated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         TOTAL PARRY       14 -   3 -  0      82  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK    13 -   6 -  0      68  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -   6 -  0      65  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   4 -  2      56  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         LUNGING ATTACK    35 -  38 -  1      48  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         AIMED BLOW         0 -   3 -  0       0  |

Turn 427 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-STRIKE       1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  4         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   MEABEER 3899               10   5  0  107 GET (419)
STRIKING ATTACK  PRESTON 3604               19  13  5   94 ELEVENTH HOUR (372)
TOTAL PARRY      LOVEABLE LARRY 3981         8   1  0   52 STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)
PARRY-STRIKE     PIERRE 3977                 7   6  0   46 ELEVENTH HOUR (372)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is FORLUITHA 3946.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was MEABEER 3899.  The ten other most popular fighters were FORLUITHA 3946, PIERRE 
3977, LOIS THUG 3970, PRESTON 3604, BUCK FEVER 3980, MR THUG 3982, FRANCIS THUG 3986, 
MALUS S'PROUT 3993, LOVEABLE LARRY 3981, and NALENTHU 3909.

The least popular fighter this week was SOURCRAB 3969.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were HAWTHORN 3991, NALENTHU 3909, LOVEABLE LARRY 3981, MALUS S'PROUT 3993, 
FRANCIS THUG 3986, MR THUG 3982, BUCK FEVER 3980, PRESTON 3604, LOIS THUG 3970, and 
PIERRE 3977.

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

VANESSA (56-3483) ELEVENTH HOUR (372)
ALDALDON (56-3913) PHILANTHROPISTS (420)