DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/16/2007    Duedate: 04/28/2007

VALAMANTIS ARENA

DM-62    TURN-407

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

YOU OWE ME 1 DOLLAR
ALL ABOUT BASHERS (433)
(62-4272) [13-2-0,133]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

YOU OWE ME 1 DOLLAR            POSITION IS EMPTY
ALL ABOUT BASHERS (433)        
(62-4272) [13-2-0,133]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ERFIN GORAM                    DARTH NIKILUS
MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)            RANDOM SITH (438)
(62-4220) [13-30-0,70]         (62-4358) [4-8-0,20]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ALL ABOUT BASHERS (433)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ALL ABOUT BASHERS (433)     34
2. MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)         22      ALL ABOUT BASHERS (433)
3. BLOOD KNIGHTS (226)          2      Unchartered Team
4. RIO VISTANS (348)            0
5. EVIL DEATH DUDES (392)       0      ARADI RESORT & SPA (441)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 EVIL DEATH DUDES (392)    61  34  8 64.2   1/ 3 ALL ABOUT BASHERS (433)  11  3 0
 2/ 4 ALL ABOUT BASHERS (433)   48  31  2 60.8   2/ 4 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)       9  6 0
 3- 3 SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 (395)    32  22  0 59.3   3- 1 RIO VISTANS (348)         7  2 1
 4- 5 THE BEARS (268)          338 299 29 53.1   4- 2 EVIL DEATH DUDES (392)    7  3 1
 5- 6 RIO VISTANS (348)        179 163 13 52.3   5/ 6 BLOOD KNIGHTS (226)       6  8 1
 6/ 9 BLOOD KNIGHTS (226)      190 190 16 50.0   6/ 7 RANDOM SITH (438)         3 10 0
 7/ 7 RANDOM SITH (438)         36  38  3 48.6   7- 5 COLORS (186)              2  3 0
 8-10 COLORS (186)              16  17  1 48.5   8-12 SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 (395)    1  0 0
 9-11 SINFUL SISTER (430)       37  42  1 46.8   9- 9 PRIVATE IDAHO (439)       1  1 0
10/12 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)      184 239  4 43.5  10-14 MASTERS OF RAGE (301)     1  2 1
11-13 MASTERS OF RAGE (301)     84 114  8 42.4  11-10 THE BEARS (268)           1  3 1
12-14 PRIVATE IDAHO (439)       18  31  2 36.7  12-11 SINFUL SISTER (430)       0  3 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.

Hail Valamantinian Bashers...and everyone else,

This is the beginning of a new dawn in Valamantis and across all of Alastari in fact.
A dawn, as you might have already suspected, of a world where Bashers reign supreme.
I will be the first of many Basher Duelmasters to come, and I bear bad tidings for
all those who practice the other nine pathetic styles.  My offer to all the AB's,
LU's, PR's, PL's, PS's, ST's, SL's, WS's, and TP's is this:  convert your style to
that of the ruling Basher class...or else be crushed underneath by the blunt force of
repeated head shots by a Basher, wielding one of the many fine Bashing weapons
available to our vastly superior style, and using the amazingly lethal Bash tactic.
Please note, this is your last and final chance to submit and join the superior style
of Bashing.

To Darth Timmy:  you are a fine warrior...for a non-basher.  Compared to even the
worsest Basher I know, you resemble an inferior practice dummy, and I mean that as a
compliment.  Know that your teammate, Death Wish (also of the inferior non-bashing
style), faces the bitter yet controlled rage of my style bias this turn.  He may get
his wish.

Yours in Duelmasterosityhood,

Y.O.M.O.D.

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, friends and fiends, welcome to your friendly neighborhood spyreport.  
I doubt VALAMANTIS will ever be the same.  It seems the training can make the 
difference, as RIO VISTANS is pushed out of top team by ALL ABOUT BASHERS, who came 
from 3rd with a 4-0-0 this turn.  SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 stable has parlayed this turn's 
0-0-0 into a 4 space move up the rankings.  This brings them up to 8th place.  Good 
work, guys!  The MIDDLE WAY 10 guild has had a 4-1-0 turn and deserves to be watched 
in the future.  You never know where this kind of thing can lead.  And let's see, 
MACE TO YO FACE fought DARTH SIDIUS and gained 18 points and contributed to ALL ABOUT 
BASHERS' 4-0-0.  DARTH SCION has lost to DANGEROUS CRIMINAL, falling 12 points, while 
helping make RANDOM SITH a 0-4-0 turn.  The attempts to dethrone the Duelmaster have 
failed, and YOU OWE ME 1 DOLLAR remains VALAMANTIS' top warrior for another turn.  
Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I have heard from unimpeachable sources that Drunkard's 
Guild uses trolls in their stew.  Talk about gristle!   
     I tell you, a green quarterstaff lasts longer than a seasoned sapling.  A basher 
friend of mine assures me this is true.  I also notice that the EVIL DEATH DUDES 
stable was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on VALAMANTIS, what are you afraid 
of?  And guess who avoided EVIL DEATH DUDES stable the most?  Believe it or not, it 
was ALL ABOUT BASHERS.  Anyone surprised?  Well, sports fans, take notice that DARTH 
SIDIUS from RANDOM SITH was VALAMANTIS' most challenged warrior this turn.   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  Is it really true that VALAMANTIS has more dishwashers per capita 
that fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  Well, I'm burning daylight here in VALAMANTIS and I've a long road ahead 
of me.  Happy Trails.  Until you see my quill in VALAMANTIS again, farewell-- Alarond 
the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YOU OWE ME 1 DOLLAR 4272     13   2  0   133       ALL ABOUT BASHERS (433)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BUZZ 3809                    16   7  0   114       RIO VISTANS (348)
-DEATH WISH 3819              14   4  0   104       EVIL DEATH DUDES (392)
 ZERO MAUL-ENVY 4342          11   2  1   102       ALL ABOUT BASHERS (433)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BALI DARRAS 4221             17  26  0    90       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
-GREAT WEAPON CHOICE 4276      9   7  0    90       ALL ABOUT BASHERS (433)
-CHUCK 4281                   10   9  1    88       RIO VISTANS (348)
 SIR KEVIN 2463               14  13  1    80       BLOOD KNIGHTS (226)
-XAVIER 3265                  17  17  2    79       MASTERS OF RAGE (301)
-PROSTITUTE 4240              12   9  0    79       SINFUL SISTER (430)
 ERFIN GORAM 4220             13  30  0    70       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MARTAVIUS 3612               16  13  0    61       MASTERS OF RAGE (301)
-BLUE 1172                     5   4  1    60       COLORS (186)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-A.T. JR 4344                  7   7  0    57       RIO VISTANS (348)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MR MASTODON 4343              4   0  0    53       PRIVATE IDAHO (439)
-THE SMITER 4149               7   1  3    52       EVIL DEATH DUDES (392)
 MACE TO YO FACE 4379          4   1  1    51       ALL ABOUT BASHERS (433)
-GRIM REAPER 3803              5   2  0    49       SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 (395)
 DARTH SIDIUS 4316             7   8  1    46       RANDOM SITH (438)
 DARTH SCION 4357              9   3  0    42       RANDOM SITH (438)
-HOME WRECKER 4241             8  13  0    37       SINFUL SISTER (430)
-CATTY WOMPUS 4354             3   1  1    37       PRIVATE IDAHO (439)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FRONK HURRACE 4373            5   5  0    32       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
-RED 1173                      5   4  0    30       COLORS (186)
-BROWN 4383                    4   0  0    30       COLORS (186)
-LARGE MARGE 4326              5   2  0    29       PRIVATE IDAHO (439)
 WHAT IS DEFTNESS? 4399        4   1  0    24       ALL ABOUT BASHERS (433)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GABRELLA IMBRO 4355           2  12  0    23       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
 DONETTA FALDOUR 4388          4   4  0    22       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
-DOMINATRIX 4346               5   6  0    21       SINFUL SISTER (430)
-SHE-BEAR 4381                 3   2  0    21       THE BEARS (268)
-GOLDEN BEAR 4389              1   0  1    21       THE BEARS (268)
 DARTH NIKILUS 4358            4   8  0    20       RANDOM SITH (438)
-ANGEL OF DEATH 3805           2   2  0    20       SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 (395)
-CUB 4382                      1   0  0    20       THE BEARS (268)
 SIR WILLIAM 4413              1   0  1    12       BLOOD KNIGHTS (226)
-HONEY 4395                    2   3  2    11       THE BEARS (268)
 LADY KATY 4411                1   1  0    10       BLOOD KNIGHTS (226)
-GERG NOSLUAP 4407             1   0  0    10       RIO VISTANS (348)
-DR BADDAS 4386                2   3  0     9       EVIL DEATH DUDES (392)
-ORANGE 4371                   1   3  0     6       COLORS (186)
-SWEATPANTS LANCE 4408         1   0  0     6       RIO VISTANS (348)
 SIR PAUL 4409                 1   1  0     4       BLOOD KNIGHTS (226)
 LADY MAGARET 4410             0   2  0     2       BLOOD KNIGHTS (226)
-CAVE BEAR 4401                0   1  0     1       THE BEARS (268)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
SIR MATTHEW 2645       3  4 1 BLOOD KNIGHTS 226     CATTY WOMPUS 4354     403 REVENGED
MAUVE 4397             0  1 0 COLORS 186            MACE TO YO FACE 4379  403 REVENGED
DARTH BANDON 4412      0  2 0 RANDOM SITH 438       SIR WILLIAM 4413      407         
SHAVY GRAVES 4385      0  1 0 RIO VISTANS 348       HONEY 4395            403 REVENGED
THE BIG TUNA 4404      0  2 0 RIO VISTANS 348       HONEY 4395            405         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Squire -- Harsh.  Do you double DA guys for stuff like not putting the cap back on
the toothpaste? -- Nuln

Pauly -- If it weren't for those damn ABs (and BAs of course), T.R. would've
dominated ADM. -- Nuln

Erfin Goram -- If I re-arrange the letters in your name, I get FINER GROAM.
<nodding>  It alllll makes sense now. -- Z.M.E.

Pauly -- Well, if you do only run 4 guys and *STILL* go 2-3, you'll definitely know
that something strange is going on. -- Nuln

Pauly -- Moo hoo ha ha ha!!  You were the first test subject I used my newly
developed "Basheritusolococci" viral strain on.  In a matter of days you will be
DAing all your non-basher warriors and run exclusively Bashers.  If you don't die
from the side-effects, I will consider it a successful trial. -- Nuln
P.S.  We have THREE Bashers here now!! :)

Blue -- Well, I didn't want you to be monochrome, that would be too boring!  So I
added some black. -- Bali Darras

Zero Maul-Envy -- Of course not.  A maul would be bigger than I am!  And think how
hard it would be to get clothes to fit, not to mention armor.  I have no desire to be
a maul. -- Erfin Goram
P.S.  Or to be mauled, for that matter.
P.P.S.  Or even to use one.  So crude.

Darth Sidius -- You ARE laughing, I could tell!  You were laughing like a drain right
from the beginning.  Laughing at my NAME, even!  I'll have you know that the Hurraces
are an old and respectable family.  Better than YOURS, anyway.  The Darths?  (sneer)
Who's heard of THEM? -- Fronk Hurrace

Dwarves don't beg well, do they?  Too truculent. -- Gabrella Imbro

I wouldn've killed the Mordant Deserter, but Arenamistress Sitalva stepped in and
stopped me.  I wonder what she SEES in him? -- Donetta Faldour

Our congratulations to Darth Timmy

Sentinel -- What the SH..!!  Now who do I revenge for Sir Albert's demise ???  UH?
That was not RIGHT!!!!  BTW, I hope you're not the type that will run and avoid my
warriors because that too would be WRONG!! -- Squire

Rio Vistans -- Way to go, knocking EVIL DEATH DUDES out of TCTT!! -- Blood Knights

Any and All -- Who is ARADI RESORT & SPA???  And why are they the Top Unchartered
Team?  I don't even see them in the Arena?  Sorry EOD, maybe you need to check to see
if your dues are paid up? -- Blood Knights

Darth Bandon -- What a dance!!!!  Let's do it again sometime.  NOT!!! -- Sir Paul

The Smiter -- I am honored to present you with your first loss. -- Sir Kevin

Gerg Nosluap -- Is that any way to treat a Lady? -- Lady Magaret

All -- Question, received Census Forms?  Do these do anything of value?  Are the rest
of the folks playing here doing them? -- Squire

All -- In case I forget, good luck in the upcoming tournament!  Do Valamantis right!
-- Squire

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MACE TO YO FACE devastated DARTH SIDIUS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
WHAT IS DEFTNESS? unbelievably bested DARTH NIKILUS in a 3 minute Challenge battle.
LADY KATY was devastated by FRONK HURRACE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
YOU OWE ME 1 DOLLAR overpowered SIR KEVIN in a 1 minute mismatched Title match.
ZERO MAUL-ENVY devastated ERFIN GORAM in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
BALI DARRAS devastated M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute mismatched match.
DARTH SCION was handily defeated by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute uneven fight.
DONETTA FALDOUR won victory over SIR PAUL in a 2 minute gory duel.
GABRELLA IMBRO won victory over LADY MAGARET in a 2 minute veteran vs. novice duel.
DARTH BANDON was executed by SIR WILLIAM in a 1 minute one-sided melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         BASHING ATTACK    21 -  11 -  1      66  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         TOTAL PARRY       25 -  15 -  0      63  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         STRIKING ATTACK   32 -  27 -  4      54  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    40 -  39 -  7      51  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW        20 -  20 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         SLASHING ATTACK   22 -  27 -  2      45  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   7 -  0      42  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL     13 -  20 -  0      39  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -  17 -  0      26  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 407 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      2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         1 -  2         3  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  2         3  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   YOU OWE ME 1 DOLLAR 4272   13   2  0  133 ALL ABOUT BASHERS (433)
LUNGING ATTACK   ZERO MAUL-ENVY 4342        11   2  1  102 ALL ABOUT BASHERS (433)
SLASHING ATTACK  SIR KEVIN 2463             14  13  1   80 BLOOD KNIGHTS (226)
WALL OF STEEL    DARTH SCION 4357            9   3  0   42 RANDOM SITH (438)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ERFIN GORAM 4220.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was DARTH NIKILUS 4358.  The ten other most popular fighters were DONETTA 
FALDOUR 4388, GABRELLA IMBRO 4355, WHAT IS DEFTNESS? 4399, FRONK HURRACE 4373, YOU 
OWE ME 1 DOLLAR 4272, ZERO MAUL-ENVY 4342, BALI DARRAS 4221, SIR WILLIAM 4413, MACE 
TO YO FACE 4379, and SIR KEVIN 2463.

The least popular fighter this week was DARTH BANDON 4412.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were LADY MAGARET 4410, SIR PAUL 4409, ERFIN GORAM 4220, LADY KATY 
4411, DARTH SIDIUS 4316, DARTH SCION 4357, SIR KEVIN 2463, MACE TO YO FACE 4379, SIR 
WILLIAM 4413, and BALI DARRAS 4221.

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

DARTH TIMMY (62-3781) EVIL DEATH DUDES (392)

               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