DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/04/2007    Duedate: 05/17/2007

ARADI ARENA

DM-60    TURN-415

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SNOW WHITE
CRAZY CREEPS (207)
(60-7486) [18-11-0,114]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

JACK THE RIPPER                BANNER
CRAZY CREEPS (207)             BUCCANEERS FTV (208)
(60-7487) [19-12-0,117]        (60-2209) [3-3-0,12]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

COYOTE                         RICKY J
BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (591)      THE BUNKHOUSE (595)
(60-7626) [19-14-2,90]         (60-7968) [8-4-1,80]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE BUNKHOUSE (595)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. 4000 BLOWS (107)            43
2. CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (579)      42      CRAZY CREEPS (207)
3. HEDONISTS (297)             36      Unchartered Team
4. WILD OATS (618)             26
5. LIVING SHADOWS (616)        20      BUCCANEERS FTV (208)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 2 DEATH STUDS VII (301)    495 390 16 55.9   1/ 1 THE BUNKHOUSE (595)       9  6 0
 2/ 3 CRAZY CREEPS (207)       564 462 18 55.0   2/ 2 RED DOG GANG (476)        8  7 0
 3- 4 NATURAL DISASTERS (159)  711 609 26 53.9   3/19 4000 BLOWS (107)          6  3 0
 4- 5 SWIFT CURRENT (468)      132 118 11 52.8   4/10 WILD OATS (618)           6  8 0
 5- 6 INQUISITION SG-1 (540)    29  26  1 52.7   5/ 4 THINGS ILL NEVER G (601)  4  2 0
 6/ 7 THINGS ILL NEVER G (601)  45  44  2 50.6   6/ 6 CRAZY CREEPS (207)        4  5 0
 7/ 8 WILD OATS (618)           58  57  1 50.4   7- 5 CHEER-O-KEE'S (557)       3  0 0
 8- 9*CREEPSTERESE (606)        10  10  2 50.0   8/21 CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (579)    3  2 0
 9-10*FRUIT OF THE LOOM (615)    3   3  3 50.0   9/15 HEDONISTS (297)           3  6 0
10-11 THIEVES GUILD (396)      175 176  6 49.9  10-11 INQUISITION SG-1 (540)    2  0 0
11/14 CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (579)    67  68  1 49.6  11- 8 FUNKY FOLK (565)          2  0 0
12-13 CHEER-O-KEE'S (557)      131 133  8 49.6  12-13*DEATH STUDS XII (602)     2  2 1
13/12 LIVING SHADOWS (616)      71  74  5 49.0  13- 9 THIEVES GUILD (396)       2  2 0
14/15 4000 BLOWS (107)         674 737 31 47.8  14/ 3 BUGS, SLUGS & THUG (591)  2 10 0
15/16 THE BUNKHOUSE (595)       64  72  2 47.1  15- 7*CREEPSTERESE (606)        1  0 0
16/ 0*BUCCANEERS FTV (208)      12  14  2 46.2  16-12*FRUIT OF THE LOOM (615)   1  1 1
17/17 HEDONISTS (297)           33  40  1 45.2  17/20 LIVING SHADOWS (616)      0  9 0
18-18*DEATH STUDS XII (602)     10  14  2 41.7  18-16 SWIFT CURRENT (468)       0  6 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19-21 FUNKY FOLK (565)          50  76  4 39.7  19-18 DEATH STUDS VII (301)     0  2 0
20/19 BUGS, SLUGS & THUG (591)  58  90  6 39.2  20-17 NATURAL DISASTERS (159)   0  2 0
21/22 RED DOG GANG (476)       345 554  4 38.4  21/ 0*BUCCANEERS FTV (208)      0  1 0

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

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Well, Aradi, it's been fun.  I, Oso, the sole survivor of the original Bunkhouse
team, have finally been called to the Isle.  Glad I could go out on top.
Humbly Yours,
Oso

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of ARADI!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  I have begun to suspect trickery on the 
part of 4000 BLOWS.  How else weeks like this one's 5-0-0?  How else the sudden move 
to 3rd team?  The proverbial rising comet can only hope to compare with CHILDHOOD 
TRAUMA's team record!  A 3-2-0 week and now a firm grasp on a 8th place ranking.  My 
tutors were fond of telling me that the higher you rise the harder you fall.  This 
week BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS went 0-4-0 and fell 11 notches into 14th!  CORIOLANUS caught 
the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested STEVIE and was 
awarded 16 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, SPAM 
SANDWICH put down MACS, causing it to lose 12 points of recognition in the process.  
This time out SNOW WHITE made hers bid for the throne as she challenged OSO in an all 
out contest of skill for possession of the title!  The city has turned out in honor 
of SNOW WHITE, for with hers arena victory she may now lay claim to the highest 
position in the city!  Would you believe that over half of the old women in ARADI 
seem to feel that they could fight better than you gladiators?   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city ARADI.  My inside sources tell me that the team to beat in ARADI these 
days is CRAZY CREEPS.  At least, most blades in town are looking to avoid them.  If 
you didn't look down dark alleys you'd have been hard pressed to find any of 
HEDONISTS last week.  Busy avoiding CRAZY CREEPS?  Loose talk at the arena has 
reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters are after THE 
TAIL.  Watch your back!  For some warriors honor is not important--only empty 
victory.  See, gladiators, how JACK THE RIPPER of CRAZY CREEPS challenged down 16 
points to THE TAIL.  The weight of the challenge fell hard upon THE TAIL and 
predictably he was beat by JACK THE RIPPER.  This is how to arouse the anger of an 
entire guild!   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers the miserable with fortune 
but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in ARADI.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of 
a far off city calling to me.  I must away!  Till next we meet remember:  a fool 
flies into a rage quickly and often.  The wise are angered by the same thing only 
once.  Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SNOW WHITE 7486              18  11  0   114       CRAZY CREEPS (207)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JACK THE RIPPER 7487         19  12  0   117       CRAZY CREEPS (207)
-JIM PANZI 7382               16  13  0   116       FUNKY FOLK (565)
 SPAM SANDWICH 7524           14  14  0   101       CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (579)
 THE AVENGING SCROD 7649      18  10  1    99       4000 BLOWS (107)
-ENOCH PEABODY 7325           12   9  0    98       THIEVES GUILD (396)
 CORIOLANUS 8151              11  11  0    94       WILD OATS (618)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MADONNA 7780                 16  12  1    93       THINGS ILL NEVER GET (601)
-WRATH LIX 7899                9   3  0    93       DEATH STUDS VII (301)
-LOKI IX 7860                  8   3  0    92       DEATH STUDS VII (301)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COYOTE 7626                  19  14  2    90       BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (591)
-WHITE WITCH 7542             17  11  0    88       CRAZY CREEPS (207)
 STEVIE 7271                  19  29  0    86       RED DOG GANG (476)
-JAVA 7779                     9   4  0    85       THINGS ILL NEVER GET (601)
-THE RIDDLER 7852             10   8  2    83       CRAZY CREEPS (207)
 RICKY J 7968                  8   4  1    80       THE BUNKHOUSE (595)
 MACS 7797                    12  15  1    79       THINGS ILL NEVER GET (601)
-ERUPTION 7310                11   9  1    76       NATURAL DISASTERS (159)
 BULLY BOY 7447               12  13  0    74       RED DOG GANG (476)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LAVA TUBE 7393               11   6  1    66       NATURAL DISASTERS (159)
 TAIL HOOK 8142                9   4  0    66       WILD OATS (618)
-ASGARD 6892                   4   4  0    63       INQUISITION SG-1 (540)
 ROSCOE 7883                   9  10  1    62       THE BUNKHOUSE (595)
-EVIL XXV 7900                 7   3  1    62       DEATH STUDS VII (301)
 911 7936                      7   4  0    61       CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (579)
-FLASH FIRE 7390              13  11  0    60       NATURAL DISASTERS (159)
 NICOLETTE 3610                7   6  0    59       HEDONISTS (297)
 CRUMB BUM 8141                8   5  0    58       WILD OATS (618)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WEEZY DANG 7909               4   4  0    55       THE BUNKHOUSE (595)
 YELLOW JACKET 7627            9  24  1    52       BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (591)
 AIMLESS 7967                  8   4  0    48       THE BUNKHOUSE (595)
 HOFFA 7713                   10  17  0    47       BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (591)
-DEW DROPS 7944                7   2  1    47       CHEER-O-KEE'S (557)
 BORRRING! 8139                5   2  0    44       WILD OATS (618)
 WHISTLE PIG 7806              8  19  0    43       BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (591)
-THE LBA 7810                  8   3  0    43       THINGS ILL NEVER GET (601)
-ROCKY BANKS 7073             10  10  0    40       SWIFT CURRENT (468)
-FISH STICKS 7952              6   3  1    39       CHEER-O-KEE'S (557)
 MILLICENT 3609                7   6  0    37       HEDONISTS (297)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BUZZ BOMB 8140                6   7  0    31       WILD OATS (618)
-ROADRUNNER 7969               4   4  0    28       CRAZY CREEPS (207)
 LORD BLACK MOON 8004          3   2  0    27       4000 BLOWS (107)
-WEEPING WILLOW 8014           4   2  1    26       CHEER-O-KEE'S (557)
-GODLINGEROOSKI 8086           3   1  0    25       CREEPSTERESE (606)
-GRUNT VI 7980                 3   2  2    24       DEATH STUDS XII (602)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-YIPPI TI YI 8058              2   0  1    22       CREEPSTERESE (606)
-JOY SCHTICK 8081              1   1  0    22       FUNKY FOLK (565)
-BRAE'TAC 6895                 5   4  0    21       INQUISITION SG-1 (540)
 I OWN INDIMAR 8084            1   4  0    21       4000 BLOWS (107)
-LITTLE EDDY 7536              4   7  0    19       SWIFT CURRENT (468)
 THAT WARRIOR 8122             2   2  0    19       4000 BLOWS (107)
-THAK 2210                     2   3  0    19       BUCCANEERS FTV (208)
-LORTO 2211                    4   1  1    18       BUCCANEERS FTV (208)
-MAX SLACKS JACKS 8124         2   0  0    18       CREEPSTERESE (606)
 JOSEPHINE 8167                2   0  0    17       HEDONISTS (297)
-YOBANGER 8059                 2   2  0    16       CREEPSTERESE (606)
 BURNT OFFERINGS 8054          1   0  0    14       CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (579)
 BANNER 2209                   3   3  0    12       BUCCANEERS FTV (208)
-PINK 7809                     3   3  0    12       INQUISITION SG-1 (540)
-BLACK WIDOW XLIII 7868        3   1  0    10       DEATH STUDS XII (602)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RAZOR XXV 8154                1   0  0    10       DEATH STUDS XII (602)
 DOMINIQUE 8157                0   2  0     8       HEDONISTS (297)
 ZOMBIELUST 8181               1   0  0     6       4000 BLOWS (107)
-MARTIN 2208                   0   5  0     5       BUCCANEERS FTV (208)
 PETE 8182                     0   1  0     1       RED DOG GANG (476)
-FREIDA ANCHOR 8164            0   1  0     1       SWIFT CURRENT (468)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
POCY-HANTAS 7897       7  5 0 CHEER-O-KEE'S 557     SANDY IN THE MOR 7925 411 REVENGED
KOREAN TP 8090         1  3 0 CHILDHOOD TRAUMA 579  MONSTER MANALGER 18   415 NONE    
THE BOOGENS 8102       0  3 0 CHILDHOOD TRAUMA 579  MONSTER MANALGER 18   415 NONE    
DEMETRIUS 8183         0  1 0 HEDONISTS 297         SPYMASTER 22          415 NONE    
DS12 8180              0  1 0 LIVING SHADOWS 616    ARENAMASTER HARKON 23 415 NONE    
DS11 8179              0  1 0 LIVING SHADOWS 616    GARGOYLE PRINCE 25    415 NONE    
SANDY IN THE MOR 7925  3  4 1 NATURAL DISASTERS 159 DEW DROPS 7944        412         
LASSIE 8083            2  3 0 RED DOG GANG 476      GRUNT VI 7980         414         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Congratulations, Oso.  Crazy Creeps everywhere send their salutes. -- The Crazy
Creeps Scribe

Flower -- May the cold of winter freeze your petals. -- White Witch

An ode to Madonna:
Roses are red
Violets are blue.
Sugar is sweet.
And I'm red too.
     The Riddler

Buzz Bomb -- I hope you choke on your oats! -- Roadrunner

FONZ = Foolish Orangutans Nuzzling Zebras

All -- Time to say goodbye to Oso.  11-12-8-17-17-10-9, Ad Master init, Master dec,
and Ad Ex rip, att, def. Good end, Good dam, VH/M, and likes the shortsword.  Fought
him in ring or scale and went super defensive early and he struggled to get wins, but
the majority of his fights were entertaining reads.  Last like five turns I fought
him more offensively and he did better, probably cause I was closer to his favs.
Anyway, so long Oso. -- Pauly

All -- I have been slacking in the Duel 2 department lately because someone who shall
remain nameless let me try out playing WOW when I was at his house.  Anyway my lack
of personals is his fault. -- Pauly
P.S.  Hombre.  I decided he shall not remain nameless.

Coriolanus -- I think you were spinning the wrong way.  It's a thing us dogs
understand:  everybody has their own spin, and you have to stick TO your own spin, or
you get dizzy and fall over. -- The Tail
P.S.  Spot, he's the big thinker, well, it was really Phydeau who figured it out,
says that northern dogs spin one way, and southern dogs spin the other way.  So maybe
you need to check where you come from.

Weezy Dang -- (bristling and standing as tall as his bowlegs permit)  It isn't often
you see a Chihuahua challenge a bulldog.  Despite, ahem, appearances, you have
cojones. -- Bully Boy

Grunt VI -- Huh, see if I ever teach YOU anything again! -- Ghost of Lassie

White Witch -- (jumping back)  You buzzed!  (circling and growling)  You don't smell
right.  Not like a person.  (creeping closer and sniffing)  You're...some kind of
wind-up toy, aren't you?  That's disgusting!  A dog could break a tooth biting a
wind-up toy.  Have you no consideration? -- Flower

Slipknot -- I like to chew on a good piece of rope, especially once it's all broken
in.  But it's No Fair when some jerk comes along and pulls it and it catches my
tongue! -- Stevie

Our congratulations to Oso. -- Spot and the Red Dog Gang

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

KOREAN TP was butchered by MONSTER MANALGER in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
THE BOOGENS was slaughtered by MONSTER MANALGER in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
DEMETRIUS was easily killed by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena match.
DS12 was slaughtered by ARENAMASTER HARKON in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
DS11 was butchered by GARGOYLE PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
JACK THE RIPPER luckily beat THE TAIL in a 3 minute master's Challenge match.
SNOW WHITE luckily beat OSO in a 4 minute veteran's Challenge Title struggle.
SPAM SANDWICH overpowered MACS in a action packed 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
CORIOLANUS won victory over STEVIE in a 2 minute veteran's Challenge duel.
CRUMB BUM was viciously subdued by RICKY J in a popular 5 minute Challenge fight.
BORRRING! outwaited HOFFA in a slow 16 minute Challenge bout.
TAIL HOOK demolished AIMLESS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
911 handily defeated YELLOW JACKET in a exciting 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
COYOTE was bested by THE AVENGING SCROD in a crowd pleasing 3 minute master's bout.
FLOWER defeated MADONNA in a crowd pleasing 1 minute veteran's duel.
ROSCOE was viciously subdued by BULLY BOY in a crowd pleasing 1 minute veteran's fray.
NICOLETTE devastated WHISTLE PIG in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
MILLICENT was demolished by WEEZY DANG in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
BUZZ BOMB was overpowered by AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
I OWN INDIMAR devastated FRIENDLY CONSTABLE in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
THAT WARRIOR overpowered DWAYNE THE DOG in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
LORD BLACK MOON overpowered FRIENDLY CONSTABLE in a 1 minute uneven fray.
BANNER was overcome by JOSEPHINE in a 1 minute contest.
DOMINIQUE was overpowered by BURNT OFFERINGS in a 1 minute one-sided match.
PETE was defeated by ZOMBIELUST in a popular 1 minute gruesome novice's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  8         PARRY-STRIKE      15 -  15 -  2      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   8         AIMED BLOW        26 -  27 -  0      49  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  6         STRIKING ATTACK   54 -  59 -  4      48  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         SLASHING ATTACK   27 -  33 -  4      45  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         TOTAL PARRY       31 -  38 -  3      45  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         LUNGING ATTACK    43 -  53 -  3      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         WALL OF STEEL     21 -  30 -  1      41  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   9 -  0      36  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -  18 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK     3 -  19 -  1      14  |

Turn 415 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    5 -  3     AIMED BLOW         1 -  2         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  2     PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  2         2  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  3         2  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  4     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  3     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      SNOW WHITE 7486            18  11  0  114 CRAZY CREEPS (207)
WALL OF STEEL    THE AVENGING SCROD 7649    18  10  1   99 4000 BLOWS (107)
LUNGING ATTACK   MADONNA 7780               16  12  1   93 THINGS ILL NEVER GET (601)
STRIKING ATTACK  RICKY J 7968                8   4  1   80 THE BUNKHOUSE (595)
AIMED BLOW       AIMLESS 7967                8   4  0   48 THE BUNKHOUSE (595)
PARRY-LUNGE      MILLICENT 3609              7   6  0   37 HEDONISTS (297)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is COYOTE 7626.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
RICKY J 7968.  The ten other most popular fighters were COYOTE 7626, CORIOLANUS 8151, 
BULLY BOY 7447, SNOW WHITE 7486, 911 7936, SPAM SANDWICH 7524, STEVIE 7271, MADONNA 
7780, WEEZY DANG 7909, and THAT WARRIOR 8122.

The least popular fighter this week was HOFFA 7713.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BORRRING! 8139, DOMINIQUE 8157, BANNER 2209, BUZZ BOMB 8140, MILLICENT 
3609, WHISTLE PIG 7806, YELLOW JACKET 7627, DS11 8179, DS12 8180, and DEMETRIUS 8183.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

SNOW WHITE (60-7486) CRAZY CREEPS (207)

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

THE TAIL (60-7253) RED DOG GANG (476)
FLOWER (60-7255) RED DOG GANG (476)
OSO (60-7682) THE BUNKHOUSE (595)