DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/28/2006    Duedate: 08/24/2006

ILLIS ARENA

DM-59    TURN-198

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

UMI
IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
(59-2414) [17-10-0,112]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BRANA GOREFANG                 POSITION IS EMPTY
VILE REAVERS (292)             
(59-2582) [11-5-1,113]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

URG GUTSPILLER                 GORI BLOODAXE
VILE REAVERS (292)             VILE REAVERS (292)
(59-2561) [17-9-0,88]          (59-2588) [8-6-1,42]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)     37
2. DAMAGE INC. (71)            10      IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
3. VILE REAVERS (292)           9      Unchartered Team
4. BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)       7
5. ROYAL FAMILY ZUL (10)       -1      CANADIAN BADLAND (219)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)  112  65  5 63.3   1/ 1 IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)  10  2 0
 2/ 2 VILE REAVERS (292)        61  40  2 60.4   2/ 7 VILE REAVERS (292)        6  4 0
 3/ 7 DAMAGE INC. (71)         128 112  7 53.3   3/ 3 ROYAL FAMILY ZUL (10)     5  8 0
 4/ 8 BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)    18  22  1 45.0   4/ 2 DAMAGE INC. (71)          4  0 1
 5/10 ROYAL FAMILY ZUL (10)     23  42  2 35.4   5/ 6 BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)    2  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

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in ILLIS this turn, and let's start 
with a look at some of the teams.  VILE REAVERS stable has parlayed this turn's 3-2-0 
into a 5 space move up the rankings.  This brings them up to 2nd place.  Good work, 
guys!  And let's see, THERE IS A GOD fought DOOMIE JUGGERNAUT and gained 19 points 
and contributed to BASHAHOLICS ANON's 1-1-0.  I'M POWERLESS has lost to LUCIUS 
VORENUS, falling 12 points, while helping make BASHAHOLICS ANON a 1-1-0 turn.  Well 
done, ILLIS, the Duelmaster was this turn's most challenged warrior.  Perhaps URG 
GUTSPILLER is not as thrilled, being challenged 2 times.  And all eyes were on UMI 
this turn as she ascended to the throne of Duelmaster.  ILLIS has a new victor!  Can 
someone confirm a rumor for me?  I hear the top team makes their losing fighters do 
dishes at The Welcome Wench until they win.  Maybe?   
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.  I also notice that the IMPROVED ILLUSION stable was the most 
avoided team this turn.  Come on ILLIS, what are you afraid of?  And guess who 
avoided IMPROVED ILLUSION stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was VILE REAVERS.  
Anyone surprised?   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  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, ILLIS, the taverns have old wine, and young serving girls.  
Who could ask for more?  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep 
your swords sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until you see my quill in ILLIS again, 
farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 UMI 2414                     17  10  0   112       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRANA GOREFANG 2582          11   5  1   113       VILE REAVERS (292)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 URG GUTSPILLER 2561          17   9  0    88       VILE REAVERS (292)
 THERE IS A GOD 2628           9   8  1    82       BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GYMINOK 2648                  6   3  1    54       DAMAGE INC. (71)
-HEZROU 2620                   7   9  1    46       DAMAGE INC. (71)
-KANGA 2652                    7   0  0    45       DAMAGE INC. (71)
 GORI BLOODAXE 2588            8   6  1    42       VILE REAVERS (292)
 I'M POWERLESS 2629            5  12  0    39       BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)
-FEARLESS CONFESSION 2626      4   2  0    36       BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 UDUN HELLFIRE 2608            5   7  0    33       VILE REAVERS (292)
 FAIRYFIRE 2660                4   1  1    33       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
 YIRUNTA ZUL 72                7   8  0    31       ROYAL FAMILY ZUL (10)
 JULIUS CAESAR ZUL 1037        4   2  1    28       ROYAL FAMILY ZUL (10)
 SIMON MAGUS 2678              3   0  0    26       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EL CID ZUL 68                 3  13  1    23       ROYAL FAMILY ZUL (10)
 ODIN ZUL 822                  2   5  0    13       ROYAL FAMILY ZUL (10)
 ELMINSTER 2679                2   1  0     9       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
-LEONOVNA 2653                 0   4  0     5       DAMAGE INC. (71)
 LUPUS FURIOUS 2676            0   3  0     3       VILE REAVERS (292)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
TIBERIUS ZUL 1038      3  3 0 ROYAL FAMILY ZUL 10   GYMINOK 2648          198         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

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

LUPUS FURIOUS was bested by ELMINSTER in a 4 minute amateur's Challenge fight.
URG GUTSPILLER was vanquished by UMI in a exciting 1 minute uneven Title battle.
BRANA GOREFANG overpowered M. CHARDINEE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched duel.
THERE IS A GOD overpowered DOOMIE JUGGERNAUT in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
I'M POWERLESS was bested by LUCIUS VORENUS in a 4 minute brawl.
GORI BLOODAXE viciously subdued YIRUNTA ZUL in a crowd pleasing 3 minute bloody match.
GYMINOK assassinated TIBERIUS ZUL in a 1 minute gruesome uneven melee.
FAIRYFIRE vanquished ODIN ZUL in a 2 minute one-sided duel.
JULIUS CAESAR ZUL vanquished MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
EL CID ZUL was overpowered by UDUN HELLFIRE in a 1 minute gory uneven match.
SIMON MAGUS defeated DOOMIE CHAMPION in a 2 minute novice's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         TOTAL PARRY       29 -   6 -  0      83  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         AIMED BLOW         8 -   3 -  1      73  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    30 -  18 -  2      63  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         WALL OF STEEL     17 -  18 -  1      49  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   7 -  0      36  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK    12 -  21 -  1      36  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         STRIKING ATTACK    5 -   9 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   8 -  0      27  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 198 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  UMI 2414                   17  10  0  112 IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
STRIKING ATTACK  BRANA GOREFANG 2582        11   5  1  113 VILE REAVERS (292)
LUNGING ATTACK   URG GUTSPILLER 2561        17   9  0   88 VILE REAVERS (292)
BASHING ATTACK   THERE IS A GOD 2628         9   8  1   82 BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is URG GUTSPILLER 2561.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was GORI BLOODAXE 2588.  The ten other most popular fighters were I'M POWERLESS 
2629, UMI 2414, LUPUS FURIOUS 2676, BRANA GOREFANG 2582, ELMINSTER 2679, THERE IS A 
GOD 2628, GYMINOK 2648, UDUN HELLFIRE 2608, URG GUTSPILLER 2561, and FAIRYFIRE 2660.

The least popular fighter this week was ODIN ZUL 822.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were EL CID ZUL 68, TIBERIUS ZUL 1038, YIRUNTA ZUL 72, SIMON MAGUS 2678, 
JULIUS CAESAR ZUL 1037, FAIRYFIRE 2660, URG GUTSPILLER 2561, UDUN HELLFIRE 2608, 
GYMINOK 2648, and THERE IS A GOD 2628.

               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