DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/04/2007    Duedate: 05/31/2007

ILLIS ARENA

DM-59    TURN-208

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

FAIRYFIRE
IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
(59-2660) [9-1-1,66]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FAIRYFIRE                      DERELICT
IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)        ALL-STAR NANA'S (299)
(59-2660) [9-1-1,66]           (59-2692) [5-1-0,53]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

I'M POWERLESS                  KONA QUAIL
BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)         ISLANDERS (247)
(59-2629) [7-20-0,47]          (59-2666) [7-4-0,64]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ISLANDERS (247)             55
2. BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)      17      IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
3. IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)      4      Unchartered Team
4. ALL-STAR NANA'S (299)        1
5. DOK SIK KILLAS (296)         0      ALL-STAR NANA'S (299)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)  132  70  9 65.3   1/ 1 IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)   8  3 1
 2/ 0*ALL-STAR NANA'S (299)     11   7  0 61.1   2/ 2 BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)    4  2 0
 3- 2 DOK SIK KILLAS (296)      19  25  4 43.2   3/ 4 ISLANDERS (247)           4  6 0
 4/ 3 BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)    25  34  1 42.4   4- 3 DOK SIK KILLAS (296)      2  3 0
 5/ 4 ISLANDERS (247)          198 327  8 37.7   5/ 0*ALL-STAR NANA'S (299)     1  1 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?"

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Despite the fact that I STILL lack the experience to hold this title properly,
we couldn't let someone calling himself "Doomie Juggernaut" take the position, could
we?  It would be so insulting.

                                      Kona Quail

                                      SPY REPORT

     I was going on vacation, see?  Surf, sun...  But what do those bums say?  "Hit 
the road, Debby Tonte.  ILLIS needs a spyreport."  Oh, well.  MVP award for 
STINGAREE?  ISLANDERS' proud of him after beating DOOMIE CHAMPION and getting 21 
points.  Talk about yer big time losers!  SIMON MAGUS got smashed by KONA QUAIL, and 
lost 8 points!  This Duelmaster is like something else!  FAIRYFIRE stopped DUM GRUNT 
dead in his tracks!  Is the Duelmaster really being a real snob to his teammates?  
Don't ask me!   
     So just why would someone becomes a warrior anyway?  It can't be for these 
really neat Spyreports can it?  BASHAHOLICS ANON was the most avoided team.  Is a 
25-34-1 record really that scary?  I don't know what IMPROVED ILLUSION's been doing.  
They certainly haven't been accepting many fights from BASHAHOLICS ANON, that's fer 
sher.  Can ISLANDERS' KONA QUAIL be more popular than me?  He was challenged the 
most, but is that really the same?   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All ILLIS ever talks about is fighting!  Me, 
I'm more laid back.  Fight, fight, fight.  Is that all you guys can do?   
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I'm getting tired of writing this stuff, so I'm calling it 
quits.  Its been really albendranius!  Later, guys-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FAIRYFIRE 2660                9   1  1    66       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KONA QUAIL 2666               7   4  0    64       ISLANDERS (247)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CANCER 2606                   8   1  0    56       DOK SIK KILLAS (296)
 DERELICT 2692                 5   1  0    53       ALL-STAR NANA'S (299)
 I'M POWERLESS 2629            7  20  0    47       BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)
-WEST NILE 2604                4   5  1    45       DOK SIK KILLAS (296)
 SIMON MAGUS 2678              7   2  0    39       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
-APPLESEED 2662                3   1  0    39       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
 I'M A BASHER 2682             5   2  0    38       BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)
-FEARLESS CONFESSION 2626      4   2  0    36       BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)
-ELMINSTER 2679                5   2  0    35       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TYPHOID 2624                  2   5  1    33       DOK SIK KILLAS (296)
 ROSE SHELL 2658               8   8  0    32       ISLANDERS (247)
-INUYASHA 2683                 3   1  3    29       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
-NATE 2695                     2   0  0    25       ALL-STAR NANA'S (299)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STINGAREE 2698                1   0  0    21       ISLANDERS (247)
 KIRRALA 2691                  1   0  0    20       ISLANDERS (247)
 MINNIE 2694                   3   3  0    19       ALL-STAR NANA'S (299)
-TIM 2693                      1   1  0     4       ALL-STAR NANA'S (299)
-MATT 2696                     0   2  0     2       ALL-STAR NANA'S (299)
-SALMONELLA 2689               0   1  0     1       DOK SIK KILLAS (296)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
HEPPLEROUGE 2675       2  2 0 ISLANDERS 247         INUYASHA 2683         204 REVENGED
ROKORAL 2687           1  2 0 ISLANDERS 247         INUYASHA 2683         207         
STINGAREE 2688         0  1 0 ISLANDERS 247         INUYASHA 2683         205 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Appleseed -- I bet you didn't realize it, but apple seeds can be as slippery as
banana peels.  Very hazardous! -- Rose Shell

I tell you what, the Kung-Fu Master got the "aimed blow enhancements," and I didn't!
That is sooo unfair. -- Kona Quail

Inuyasha -- Drat. -- Ghost of Rokoral

Inuyasha -- You've got to stop killing my "warriors."  I'm having a lot of trouble
finding replacements now.  Graduate or something. -- Jorja, Islanders
P.S.  I don't think I ever did get a replacement for Duff when he was yanked off to
the Isle as a sandbagger (wrongly, but try telling the Commission anything).

20 April 2007
All -- I've been...out of circulation for the last couple of months, and my lists
are not up to date.  If you've announced a manager name, a new alliance, or changed
a manager name or alliance since the middle of February, let me know in the ads, via
diplo, or in an e-mail (Sue (at) solberg-mathews (dot) com).  For that matter, if
you just want to make sure I've got things right, you can always do the same. -- The
Saint, keeper of lists

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SIMON MAGUS was devastated by KONA QUAIL in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
FAIRYFIRE viciously subdued DUM GRUNT in a 6 minute gruesome Title battle.
DERELICT luckily beat SCRAWNY GEORGE in a action packed 4 minute fight.
I'M POWERLESS devastated MINNIE in a popular 1 minute one-sided contest.
I'M A BASHER subdued ROSE SHELL in a 2 minute competition.
KIRRALA devastated DOOMIE CHAMPION in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
STINGAREE devastated DOOMIE CHAMPION in a 1 minute mismatched match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         TOTAL PARRY        2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   0 -  1     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         WALL OF STEEL     15 -   7 -  0      68  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK    17 -   9 -  5      65  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         STRIKING ATTACK    4 -   4 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK    11 -  16 -  0      41  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         AIMED BLOW         4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 208 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     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         3  WALL OF STEEL  
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  BASHING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    FAIRYFIRE 2660              9   1  1   66 IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
AIMED BLOW       KONA QUAIL 2666             7   4  0   64 ISLANDERS (247)
TOTAL PARRY      DERELICT 2692               5   1  0   53 ALL-STAR NANA'S (299)
BASHING ATTACK   I'M A BASHER 2682           5   2  0   38 BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is I'M POWERLESS 2629.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was KONA QUAIL 2666.  The ten other most popular fighters were I'M POWERLESS 
2629, I'M A BASHER 2682, STINGAREE 2698, FAIRYFIRE 2660, ROSE SHELL 2658, KIRRALA 
2691, DERELICT 2692, MINNIE 2694, SIMON MAGUS 2678, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was SIMON MAGUS 2678.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were MINNIE 2694, DERELICT 2692, KIRRALA 2691, ROSE SHELL 2658, 
FAIRYFIRE 2660, STINGAREE 2698, I'M A BASHER 2682, I'M POWERLESS 2629, KONA QUAIL 
2666, and  0.