DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/18/2007    Duedate: 05/31/2007

JURINE ARENA

DM-61    TURN-408

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SNOTMAN
I HATE THEM TOO (354)
(61-3157) [9-0-0,115]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

XANDER HAXAN                   SNOTMAN
BLADE AND BLOOD (314)          I HATE THEM TOO (354)
(61-3270) [15-17-3,98]         (61-3157) [9-0-0,115]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

XANDER HAXAN                   VERELLE WIST
BLADE AND BLOOD (314)          MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)
(61-3270) [15-17-3,98]         (61-3439) [9-6-0,47]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BLADE AND BLOOD (314)       31
2. MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)         22      MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)
3. I HATE THEM TOO (354)       17      Unchartered Team
4. ARENA FELINES (341)          0
5. PHILANTHROPISTS (381)        0      I HATE THEM TOO (354)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*I HATE THEM TOO (354)      9   0  0  100   1/ 1 MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)      11  4 0
 2- 3 PHILANTHROPISTS (381)     30  11  2 73.2   2/ 2 FEAR FACTORY (216)        6  9 0
 3/ 5 MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)       46  29  1 61.3   3/ 9 BLADE AND BLOOD (314)     3  7 0
 4- 4 ARENA FELINES (341)      188 122 18 60.6   4/ 7*I HATE THEM TOO (354)     2  0 0
 5/ 6 FEAR FACTORY (216)       369 280 29 56.9   5- 4 ARENA FELINES (341)       2  1 0
 6/ 7 BLADE AND BLOOD (314)    136 122 24 52.7   6- 3 PHILANTHROPISTS (381)     2  1 0
 7- 8 CLAN GHOST BEARS (385)    24  24  3 50.0   7- 5 CLAN GHOST BEARS (385)    2  6 0

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

                                      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.  Coming up with 
a solid 3-2-0 outing, BLADE AND BLOOD has advanced 6 places in the rankings.  Hey 
everybody, watch out for SIBI EL KEER, who flew up 13 points in the rankings after 
mashing FLAME SPIDER like a melon.  Keep your eye on this gal.  Ya know, some days it 
doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  ROEKFORT SIMS was beat by BONESNAP and drops 8 
points.  SNOTMAN got through to the Duelmaster this turn.  No doubt he was more than 
anxious to kick SAND MAGGOT's tail out of the throne!  In front of all the crowds, 
SNOTMAN took the Duelmaster's crown for his own.  I give the bum two weeks.  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 FEAR FACTORY was most avoided team this week?  Well, knowing the personal 
hygiene of FEAR FACTORY's warriors, I'm not surprised!  And you guys like to boo me?  
Well, unsling your rasberries, cause BLADE AND BLOOD beats feet every time FEAR 
FACTORY smiles at them.  Try farming, eh?  Well just about everybody wants a piece of 
SNOTMAN, who was this week's most challenged warrior.   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  Knowing when to use the right tactics at the proper time 
is a very important step on the road to Duelmaster.   
     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.  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some 
tracks.  And remember, you can pick your friends and you can pick your--(loud boos), 
oh, you've heard that one already!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SNOTMAN 3157                  9   0  0   115       I HATE THEM TOO (354)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 XANDER HAXAN 3270            15  17  3    98       BLADE AND BLOOD (314)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SAND MAGGOT 3397             16   6  1    90       FEAR FACTORY (216)
-GAROK 3378                    8   3  0    84       PHILANTHROPISTS (381)
-M.C. CAT 3124                10  13  0    75       ARENA FELINES (341)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LOCKENLOAD 3422               5   5  0    62       CLAN GHOST BEARS (385)
 YAREON ZED 3438              11   4  0    59       MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)
 TILLISE ULAM 3440             9   6  0    59       MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)
 PARLEN QUIR 3437              9   6  1    58       MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)
-PAWS 3132                     8   7  0    58       ARENA FELINES (341)
-SLY SERVAL 3376               4   1  0    58       ARENA FELINES (341)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SNOWBALL 3365                 3   8  1    54       ARENA FELINES (341)
 BONESNAP 3432                 5   2  1    51       FEAR FACTORY (216)
-YOUDARF 3398                  3   1  1    48       PHILANTHROPISTS (381)
 VERELLE WIST 3439             9   6  0    47       MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)
 SIBI EL KEER 3362             7   8  2    41       BLADE AND BLOOD (314)
 MIKAI ABADOS 3361             8  11  3    38       BLADE AND BLOOD (314)
 FLAME SPIDER 3401             7   9  0    34       FEAR FACTORY (216)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROEKFORT SIMS 3441            8   7  0    31       MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)
 NITEHAWK SPARKWING 3416       6   5  1    30       FEAR FACTORY (216)
-FAIRUZA 3426                  7   3  0    29       CLAN GHOST BEARS (385)
 TRUTH DECAY 3414              5   9  1    28       FEAR FACTORY (216)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MARCUS 3434                   3   1  2    15       CLAN GHOST BEARS (385)
 NEFASTO 3415                  1   2  0    14       BLADE AND BLOOD (314)
-DRISKELL 3377                 2   2  0    12       PHILANTHROPISTS (381)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
JAESAR BASTINADO 3412  4  5 1 BLADE AND BLOOD 314   MOUNTAIN TROLL 18     408 NONE    

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
YARANQUA 3386          1  1 0 PHILANTHROPISTS 381   BONESNAP 3432         405         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Sand Maggot -- We had an 0-fer(0-5) this turn.  Not a good way to return to this
arena.  Master likes to send someone to the DA after an 0-fer.  It won't be me.  I
had a good fight against you. -- Xander Haxan

Parlen Quir -- You were "severely hurt"!  You should be dead! -- Mikai Abados

Bonsnap -- You Fear Factory guys are dangerous.  You were trying to break my neck,
weren't you? -- Sibi El Keer

Fairuza -- Just one hit.  That's all I wanted. -- Jaesar Bastinado

Losing to a standby during an 0-fer turn can't be good.  I think I'm the 0-fer
sacrifice! -- Nefasto

Paws -- Ouch!  How can a modestly sized cat weight that much?  It's like you're
driving your feet in with a pile-driver. -- Roekfort Sims

Truth Decay -- You could always stun people by taking on the mantle of veracity. --
Yareon Zed
P.S.  I don't really know what would stop long-term truth decay.  Liberal application
of printer's ink?  Mummification?  Ah, salting, of course--they do tell you to take
dubious information with a grain of salt!

Sly Serval -- Bad Cat!  Leave that furniture alone, and do NOT think you can rip into
the back of it and I won't notice! -- Verelle Wist

Mikai Abados -- You should have specified, eh?  In this case, it was MY blade and
YOUR blood.  I like it that way. -- Parlen Quir

Flame Spider -- Very good for roasting miniature marshmallows, though.  Now if only I
could think of something to do with the miniature marshmallows.  They certainly
aren't EDIBLE.  Sugared plastic. -- Tillise Ulam

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

JAESAR BASTINADO was barely slain by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
SNOTMAN demolished SAND MAGGOT in a popular 1 minute one-sided Challenge Title melee.
MIKAI ABADOS was devastated by TILLISE ULAM in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
SIBI EL KEER devastated FLAME SPIDER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge brawl.
XANDER HAXAN overpowered VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
PARLEN QUIR devastated TRUTH DECAY in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
YAREON ZED handily defeated NITEHAWK SPARKWING in a 1 minute uneven melee.
VERELLE WIST viciously subdued THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 3 minute gory duel.
ROEKFORT SIMS was vanquished by BONESNAP in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
NEFASTO overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute uneven match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         AIMED BLOW         5 -   0 -  1     100  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK   17 -   5 -  2      77  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         TOTAL PARRY       11 -   7 -  0      61  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK    17 -  14 -  1      55  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        9 -   9 -  2      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         LUNGING ATTACK    12 -  15 -  0      44  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -  11 -  0      39  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   5 -  0      38  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   4 -  0      20  |

Turn 408 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-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     2 -  3         3  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  SNOTMAN 3157                9   0  0  115 I HATE THEM TOO (354)
PARRY-LUNGE      SAND MAGGOT 3397           16   6  1   90 FEAR FACTORY (216)
BASHING ATTACK   YAREON ZED 3438            11   4  0   59 MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)
SLASHING ATTACK  TILLISE ULAM 3440           9   6  0   59 MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)
LUNGING ATTACK   PARLEN QUIR 3437            9   6  1   58 MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)
WALL OF STEEL    VERELLE WIST 3439           9   6  0   47 MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is XANDER HAXAN 3270.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was JAESAR BASTINADO 3412.  The ten other most popular fighters were VERELLE 
WIST 3439, SNOTMAN 3157, TILLISE ULAM 3440, YAREON ZED 3438, SIBI EL KEER 3362, 
XANDER HAXAN 3270, PARLEN QUIR 3437, BONESNAP 3432, SAND MAGGOT 3397, and MIKAI 
ABADOS 3361.

The least popular fighter this week was NITEHAWK SPARKWING 3416.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were TRUTH DECAY 3414, FLAME SPIDER 3401, NEFASTO 3415, ROEKFORT 
SIMS 3441, MIKAI ABADOS 3361, SAND MAGGOT 3397, BONESNAP 3432, PARLEN QUIR 3437, 
XANDER HAXAN 3270, and SIBI EL KEER 3362.