DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/06/2007    Duedate: 04/19/2007

JURINE ARENA

DM-61    TURN-405

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SAND MAGGOT
FEAR FACTORY (216)
(61-3397) [14-5-1,87]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SAND MAGGOT                    HOLD
FEAR FACTORY (216)             ERRATA (386)
(61-3397) [14-5-1,87]          (61-3428) [2-3-0,46]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SAND MAGGOT                    SAND MAGGOT
FEAR FACTORY (216)             FEAR FACTORY (216)
(61-3397) [14-5-1,87]          (61-3397) [14-5-1,87]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. FEAR FACTORY (216)          24
2. ERRATA (386)                17      BLADES OF TERROR (348)
3. MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)          8      Unchartered Team
4. PHILANTHROPISTS (381)        8
5. BLADES OF TERROR (348)       4      ERRATA (386)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 BLADES OF TERROR (348)    52  14  1 78.8   1/ 1 MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)       9  6 0
 2/ 2 PHILANTHROPISTS (381)     28  10  2 73.7   2/ 3 PHILANTHROPISTS (381)     8  1 1
 3/ 3 MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)       35  25  1 58.3   3- 2*CLAN GHOST BEARS (385)    5  5 2
 4/ 4 FEAR FACTORY (216)       363 271 29 57.3   4/ 6 FEAR FACTORY (216)        4  6 2
 5- 5*CLAN GHOST BEARS (385)    22  18  3 55.0   5/ 5*ERRATA (386)              2  1 0
 6/ 6*ERRATA (386)               2   3  0 40.0   6/ 4 BLADES OF TERROR (348)    1  0 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

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster, back to give you this week's Spy Report.  Sit 
back in your seats and we'll have more fun than a barrel of Zontanis.  It looks like 
the guys(?) at PHILANTHROPISTS had a good week as they went 3-1-1 to put them in 2nd 
place.  I guess steroids help!  Hey everybody, watch out for BONESNAP, who flew up 18 
points in the rankings after mashing YARANQUA like a melon.  Keep your eye on this 
guy.  And falling like a basher in the top ten was TILLISE ULAM, who dropped 15 
points after a disappointing (to say the least) bout with HOLD.  Unlike most arenas, 
JADRA managed to get his challenge off against the 0-0-0 WURM KIN.  Our battling 
duelmaster JADRA has managed to hold the title, fending off WURM KIN's none too 
subtle advances.  Better luck next time, DARK ARENA.  Can you believe they are paying 
me 10 gold to deliver this stuff?   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the JURINE arena.  Did you 
hear that PHILANTHROPISTS was most avoided team this week?  Well, knowing the 
personal hygiene of PHILANTHROPISTS' warriors, I'm not surprised!  Okay, so I may not 
be funny, but catch FEAR FACTORY's act in the arena.  Those acrobats seem to be 
fairly deft at running from PHILANTHROPISTS.  Well just about everybody wants a piece 
of SAND MAGGOT, who was this week's most challenged warrior.   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  JADRA defied all odds and slew 
WURM KIN in the Dark Arena.  The only ones displeased were the buzzards, as WURM 
KIN's meat is notoriously tough.  Ask not the elves for counsel, for they will say 
both yes and no.  Silly buggers, eh?   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in JURINE have no 
sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  Okay, so I may not be the 
world's best comedian, but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  See ya 
next time I'm on this circuit!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SAND MAGGOT 3397             14   5  1    87       FEAR FACTORY (216)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LOCKENLOAD 3422               5   3  0    67       CLAN GHOST BEARS (385)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GAROK 3378                    6   3  0    64       PHILANTHROPISTS (381)
 CITIZEN CAPET 3097            5   0  0    64       BLADES OF TERROR (348)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GUILLOTINE 3100              10   6  0    56       BLADES OF TERROR (348)
-SICKLE 3285                   9   1  0    55       BLADES OF TERROR (348)
-YOUDARF 3398                  3   1  1    48       PHILANTHROPISTS (381)
 HOLD 3428                     2   3  0    46       ERRATA (386)
 VERELLE WIST 3439             7   5  0    45       MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)
 ROEKFORT SIMS 3441            8   4  0    44       MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)
 YAREON ZED 3438               8   4  0    39       MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)
 FLAME SPIDER 3401             7   6  0    38       FEAR FACTORY (216)
 TRUTH DECAY 3414              5   6  1    38       FEAR FACTORY (216)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NITEHAWK SPARKWING 3416       5   3  1    27       FEAR FACTORY (216)
 PARLEN QUIR 3437              6   6  1    25       MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)
-FAIRUZA 3426                  6   2  0    25       CLAN GHOST BEARS (385)
 TILLISE ULAM 3440             6   6  0    24       MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MARCUS 3434                   2   0  2    23       CLAN GHOST BEARS (385)
 BONESNAP 3432                 2   2  1    23       FEAR FACTORY (216)
-BUNSON 3425                   4   4  1    17       CLAN GHOST BEARS (385)
 DRISKELL 3377                 2   1  0    15       PHILANTHROPISTS (381)
-BERNIE 3424                   2   6  0    12       CLAN GHOST BEARS (385)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
VETERAN MERCENARY 17   0  1 0   1                   SAND MAGGOT 3397      405 NONE    
WURM KIN 27            0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          JADRA 3379            405 NONE    
YARANQUA 3386          1  1 0 PHILANTHROPISTS 381   BONESNAP 3432         405         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Youdarf -- Fraduoy? -- Parlen Quir
P.S.  I knew darned well that I made a career error, but I was hoping--futilely, as
it turns out--that when we charterd on Noblish, that'd be the end of it.  (sigh)  But
Jorja wants us to keep working, and darned if *I* know why.

Fairuza -- You're a bear?  It doesn't show.  In fact, it says here that you're a cat,
and that doesn't show, either.  Odd. -- Verelle Wist
P.S.  And you don't look at all ghostly.  Too bad, I was a little curious to see a
ghost.

Flame Spider -- Ah, but I brought a fire extinguisher! -- Tillise Ulam
P.S.  Fire is very dangerous, you know, and I like to be prepared for such things.

Bernie -- Truly, I did not laugh.  I look at your record and performance, and I
worry.  I would not want to be responsible in any degree for your death by
torchlight. -- Yareon Zed

Bonesnap -- I was looking for your wishbone, actually.  Good luck and all that. --
Roekfort Sims
P.S.  And it wasn't a SNAP, not that crisp and brief.  More of a greenstick fracture.

Our congratulations to Jadra. -- the Middle Way

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

JADRA butchered WURM KIN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
SAND MAGGOT savagely slew VETERAN MERCENARY in a 2 minute brutal Title melee.
GAROK overpowered TRUTH DECAY in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
CITIZEN CAPET slimly won victory over VERELLE WIST in a 2 minute gory fight.
TILLISE ULAM was demolished by HOLD in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
ROEKFORT SIMS vanquished FRATSFA SLAVE in a 2 minute mismatched fight.
PARLEN QUIR was overpowered by FLAME SPIDER in a 1 minute gory mismatched brawl.
YAREON ZED overcame NITEHAWK SPARKWING in a 1 minute melee.
YARANQUA was slaughtered by BONESNAP in a 1 minute gory uneven duel.
DRISKELL vanquished MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         AIMED BLOW         4 -   0 -  1     100  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -   3 -  2      80  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   2 -  0      71  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         BASHING ATTACK    15 -   9 -  2      63  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-LUNGE       13 -   8 -  2      62  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         TOTAL PARRY       11 -   7 -  0      61  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    10 -  13 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   9 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   7 -  0      30  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   6 -  0      25  |

Turn 405 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     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  3         3  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      SAND MAGGOT 3397           14   5  1   87 FEAR FACTORY (216)
STRIKING ATTACK  GAROK 3378                  6   3  0   64 PHILANTHROPISTS (381)
LUNGING ATTACK   CITIZEN CAPET 3097          5   0  0   64 BLADES OF TERROR (348)
WALL OF STEEL    VERELLE WIST 3439           7   5  0   45 MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)
BASHING ATTACK   YAREON ZED 3438             8   4  0   39 MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SAND MAGGOT 3397.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was SAND MAGGOT 3397.  The ten other most popular fighters were CITIZEN CAPET 
3097, VERELLE WIST 3439, HOLD 3428, ROEKFORT SIMS 3441, FLAME SPIDER 3401, YAREON ZED 
3438, DRISKELL 3377, GAROK 3378, NITEHAWK SPARKWING 3416, and BONESNAP 3432.

The least popular fighter this week was YARANQUA 3386.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were PARLEN QUIR 3437, TILLISE ULAM 3440, TRUTH DECAY 3414, BONESNAP 3432, 
NITEHAWK SPARKWING 3416, GAROK 3378, DRISKELL 3377, YAREON ZED 3438, FLAME SPIDER 
3401, and ROEKFORT SIMS 3441.

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

JADRA (61-3379) PHILANTHROPISTS (381)

               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 May 1 will be deleted.  If you have questions 
about any of your teams, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI