DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/15/2007    Duedate: 06/28/2007

JURINE ARENA

DM-61    TURN-410

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SNOTMAN
I HATE THEM TOO (354)
(61-3157) [11-0-0,134]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SNOTMAN                        SEVERIUS
I HATE THEM TOO (354)          SAMNITES (388)
(61-3157) [11-0-0,134]         (61-3449) [2-0-0,33]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

XANDER HAXAN                   TILLISE ULAM
BLADE AND BLOOD (314)          MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)
(61-3270) [15-19-3,87]         (61-3440) [10-7-0,80]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BLADE AND BLOOD (314)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BLADE AND BLOOD (314)       38
2. SAMNITES (388)              13      I HATE THEM TOO (354)
3. I HATE THEM TOO (354)        9      Unchartered Team
4. FEAR FACTORY (216)           0
5. MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)        -31      SAMNITES (388)

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)     11   0  0  100   1/ 2 BLADE AND BLOOD (314)     8  6 1
 2/ 2*SAMNITES (388)             7   2  0 77.8   2/ 3*SAMNITES (388)            7  2 0
 3- 6 FEAR FACTORY (216)       369 280 29 56.9   3/ 1 MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)       6  9 0
 4/ 5 MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)       48  37  1 56.5   4/ 5 I HATE THEM TOO (354)     3  0 0
 5/ 7 BLADE AND BLOOD (314)    141 126 25 52.8   5- 4 FEAR FACTORY (216)        1  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

     The sages err'd not in their foretelling of a god descending upon JURINE, for I, 
Novgorodny Vir, have returned!  Nothing is certain in JURINE, with changing 
loyalties, changing Duelmasters.  Write this down:  new top team--BLADE AND BLOOD.  
Good things come to those who fight well, as SAMNITES can attest, moving up by 1.  
BLADE AND BLOOD had cause to celebrate, after SIBI EL KEER got 15 points by beating 
YAREON ZED.  PARLEN QUIR certainly had a baffled expression on his face, after losing 
to THE USEROUS MERCHANT and losing 15 points in the process!  Like a flirtacious 
debutante, JURINE's Duelmaster SNOTMAN found himself the man of the hour, being 
"invited to dance" 2 times!  Well, Duelmaster SNOTMAN TV challenged BLADE AND BLOOD's 
XANDER HAXAN.  Is a 10-0-0 good enough?  Those who hoped for a new Duelmaster were 
disappointed by XANDER HAXAN, of BLADE AND BLOOD, who despite a 15-19-3 couldn't 
overcome JURINE's Number 1.  Word has it one team in JURINE is taking speech lessons 
to try to bore their opponent to death.  I'll bet it works.   
     My mother wished me to avoid conflict, and seek the gentle trade of Spyreporter. 
But warriors aren't supposed to avoid fights!  Perhaps the warriors of BLADE AND 
BLOOD should take up some hobbies, as they are the most avoided team...  Like a pup 
with its tail between its legs, I HATE THEM TOO scurried away from BLADE AND BLOOD.  
Oh, the shame!   
     Is there life after death?  Pragmatics (and warriors) know there is death after 
life!  Perhaps BLADE AND BLOOD were the only ones left untouched by YAREON ZED 
demise.  Can anyone ever take his place?  Or do I exaggerate?  Questions are being 
raised about the disposing of severed body parts in the arena.  A certain tavern in 
JURINE would I avoid!   
     All good things must come to an end.  My fingers tire and I fear my incessant 
prattling may cause unfair judgement upon my impeccable character.  JURINE, I leave 
you now.  The Duelmaster has agreed to foot my bill at The Welcome Wench.  'Til next 
time-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SNOTMAN 3157                 11   0  0   134       I HATE THEM TOO (354)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SAND MAGGOT 3397             16   6  1    90       FEAR FACTORY (216)
 XANDER HAXAN 3270            15  19  3    87       BLADE AND BLOOD (314)
 TILLISE ULAM 3440            10   7  0    80       MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIBI EL KEER 3362             9   8  3    66       BLADE AND BLOOD (314)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MIKAI ABADOS 3361            10  11  3    56       BLADE AND BLOOD (314)
 PARLEN QUIR 3437             10   7  1    51       MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)
-BONESNAP 3432                 5   2  1    51       FEAR FACTORY (216)
 VERELLE WIST 3439             9   8  0    35       MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)
-FLAME SPIDER 3401             7   9  0    34       FEAR FACTORY (216)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROEKFORT SIMS 3441            8   9  0    33       MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)
 SEVERIUS 3449                 2   0  0    33       SAMNITES (388)
-NITEHAWK SPARKWING 3416       6   5  1    30       FEAR FACTORY (216)
-TRUTH DECAY 3414              5   9  1    28       FEAR FACTORY (216)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 QUINTUS 3450                  2   0  0    21       SAMNITES (388)
 THAGG 3448                    2   0  0    16       SAMNITES (388)
 CIRSIUM VULGARE 3451          1   0  0    15       BLADE AND BLOOD (314)
 TITUS 3446                    1   1  0     4       SAMNITES (388)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
NEFASTO 3415           1  4 0 BLADE AND BLOOD 314   HIGH ELF 19           410 NONE    
YAREON ZED 3438       11  6 0 MIDDLE WAY 16 387     SIBI EL KEER 3362     410         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Our turn envelope burst open in the post office (or so I'm told, I wasn't there), and
a lot of turns fell out.  Some--not all--of the fights and other pages showed up at

the guildhouse about five days later.  If there's something missing from our
personals, blame it on the post office, okay?  We're doing our best here. -- Jorja,
the Middle Way

And the initiatory sentence for today is:  Those in the stands shift their attention
to the warriors.  What was it on before, that's what I want to know. -- Jorja

Sibi el Keer -- I could have gone along quite happily without this loss, you know. --
Verelle Wist
P.S.  You're jealous because I'm an elf and thus more beautiful, aren't you?  No need
to deny it, I can tell.
P.P.S.  The crowd had a lot of nerve, chanting insults!  They're jealous, too.

The Dangerous Criminal has fans?  What for?  He's a crook, and dangerous besides.
Fans are just an encouragement.  Somebody should smack him upside--  Oh, right, *I*
smacked him upside the head.  Well, good.  Go, me! -- Parlen Quir
P.S.  This "excitement spreads through the stands" bit.  What does it mean?  It makes
excitement sound like, I dunno, a smokebomb or something.

Huh!  The "Khalhums Dwarf" isn't a dwarf at all, and he can't fight like one, either.
He was a creampuff. -- Tillise Ulam
P.S.  "The action spellbinds the arena audience."  Meaning our movements somehow
triggered a spell?  Spooky.  Probably illegal, too.

The Veteran Mercenary grinned maniacally.  No way I'm going to stay in the arena with
an armed maniac.  Of COURSE I surrendered. -- Yareon Zed

Mikah Abados -- Oh, drat.  Just what I needed, a real opponent.  This is no way to
begin the summer, let me tell you!  Come to that, aren't you beginning your summer
with a lie?  Not a good plan.  The Gods of Truth and Decency will GET you for that.
-- Roekfort Sims
P.S.  The lie:  You said I was a fine opponent.  Surely you know better!
P.P.S.  I can get by just FINE without EVER seeing your "special move again.

Mikai Abados -- I plant the marshmallows between the sweet potatoes, and they do just
fine.

One Userous Merchant Among a Powerful Clan of Them -- Oh, yeah? -- Verelle Wist

Quintus -- Listen, if you'd grown up an outsider in Mordant, you'd've left, too! --
Dubric, refugee from Mordant

Severius -- Hey, I didn't mean it personally against you! -- Liam of Murska, Creative
Accountant
P.S.  I thought I was just hitting the insurance company, which is fair game.

Ghost of Odalisque -- I was annoyed, okay?  I got carried away. -- Dubric, refugee
from Mordant
P.S.  You should've been wearing more armor.

Titus -- It would been FINE if you'd just given me a little cash. -- Pock the Mule,
Beggar Extraordinaire

Yareon Zed -- Believe it, turkey. -- Sonjin K'feer, Veteran Mercenary

Tillise Ulam -- If I hadn't choked on the fake beard, I might've had you. -- Doun
Glass, Khalhums Dwarf

Parlen Quir -- You just got lucky, bub. -- Jontek the Black, Dangerous Criminal and
Don't You Forget It

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

NEFASTO was butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
SNOTMAN vanquished XANDER HAXAN in a exciting 1 minute uneven Challenge Title battle.
SIBI EL KEER dispatched YAREON ZED in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge brawl.
SEVERIUS overpowered ROEKFORT SIMS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
TILLISE ULAM was unbelievably bested by KHALHUMS DWARF in a 2 minute gruesome brawl.
PARLEN QUIR was defeated by THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a exciting 1 minute struggle.
VERELLE WIST was devastated by MIKAI ABADOS in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
TITUS was overcome by CIRSIUM VULGARE in a 2 minute beginner's melee.
THAGG won victory over MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute novice's duel.
QUINTUS vanquished PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a slow 3 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         AIMED BLOW         6 -   0 -  1     100  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK   21 -   7 -  2      75  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         TOTAL PARRY        9 -   5 -  0      64  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         BASHING ATTACK    16 -  15 -  1      52  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   5 -  2      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK    12 -  13 -  1      48  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -  12 -  0      37  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   7 -  0      36  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   3 -  0       0  |

Turn 410 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     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         2  BASHING ATTACK 
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2         1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  SNOTMAN 3157               11   0  0  134 I HATE THEM TOO (354)
SLASHING ATTACK  TILLISE ULAM 3440          10   7  0   80 MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)
LUNGING ATTACK   SIBI EL KEER 3362           9   8  3   66 BLADE AND BLOOD (314)
WALL OF STEEL    VERELLE WIST 3439           9   8  0   35 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 TILLISE ULAM 3440.  The ten other most popular fighters were CIRSIUM VULGARE 
3451, SNOTMAN 3157, PARLEN QUIR 3437, SIBI EL KEER 3362, YAREON ZED 3438, SEVERIUS 
3449, TITUS 3446, THAGG 3448, XANDER HAXAN 3270, and MIKAI ABADOS 3361.

The least popular fighter this week was QUINTUS 3450.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were VERELLE WIST 3439, ROEKFORT SIMS 3441, NEFASTO 3415, MIKAI ABADOS 3361, 
XANDER HAXAN 3270, THAGG 3448, TITUS 3446, SEVERIUS 3449, YAREON ZED 3438, and SIBI 
EL KEER 3362.