DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/30/2007    Duedate: 05/12/2007

VALAMANTIS ARENA

DM-62    TURN-408

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BUZZ
RIO VISTANS (348)
(62-3809) [17-7-0,131]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BUZZ                           POSITION IS EMPTY
RIO VISTANS (348)              
(62-3809) [17-7-0,131]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ERFIN GORAM                    GERG NOSLUAP
MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)            RIO VISTANS (348)
(62-4220) [13-31-0,76]         (62-4407) [1-1-0,13]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ALL ABOUT BASHERS (433)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. RANDOM SITH (438)           38
2. RIO VISTANS (348)           23      ALL ABOUT BASHERS (433)
3. BLOOD KNIGHTS (226)         21      Unchartered Team
4. COLORS (186)                11
5. SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 (395)       9      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/ 1 ALL ABOUT BASHERS (433)  11  3 0
 2/ 2 ALL ABOUT BASHERS (433)   51  33  2 60.7   2/ 2 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)       9  6 0
 3/ 3 SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 (395)    33  22  0 60.0   3/ 5 BLOOD KNIGHTS (226)       7  8 1
 4- 4 THE BEARS (268)          338 299 29 53.1   4/ 3 RIO VISTANS (348)         5  4 0
 5/ 5 RIO VISTANS (348)        181 166 13 52.2   5/ 6 RANDOM SITH (438)         5  8 0
 6/ 6 BLOOD KNIGHTS (226)      193 192 16 50.1   6- 4 EVIL DEATH DUDES (392)    2  3 1
 7/ 7 RANDOM SITH (438)         39  40  3 49.4   7/ 8 SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 (395)    1  0 0
 8/ 8 COLORS (186)              17  18  1 48.6   8/ 7 COLORS (186)              1  3 0
 9/10 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)      186 242  4 43.5   9-11 THE BEARS (268)           0  2 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.

Hail Sons & Daughters of Valamantis,

Sir Kevin, you gave a valiant effort for one not versed in the ways of bashing.  I
salute you.

This turn I again turn my challenges to Death Wish, who conveniently chose to take a
breather last turn.  I hope to make introductions this turn if he has sufficiently
recuperated.

My only regret in this is that my father, You Owe Me Two Dollars, is not here to
witness the dawn of the Bashing Era.

Bashing into the Abyss....

You Owe Me One Dollar

                                      SPY REPORT

     Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, 
I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again!  Practice pays for SWEATPANTS LANCE, who 
pummelled DONETTA FALDOUR, to pocket 14 points.  A certain someone should cut down on 
the drinking and practice more, after losing 8 points to GREAT WEAPON CHOICE.  
(Discrete enough, CHUCK?) The arena was more crowded than usual this time, as BUZZ 
faced VALAMANTIS' Duelmaster.  Now I can't insult BUZZ, as he has gloriously dueled 
to the top.  Oh great new Duelmaster!!!  (Stop me if I lay it on too thick) So who 
was the warrior seen charging into immovable walls and challenging dead trees?  
Someone's got a basic problem...   
     And how sociable are VALAMANTIS' warriors?  Come, let us see.  Like the noble 
eagle soaring amongst the mountaintops, so stand the warriors of BLOOD KNIGHTS, alone 
and unchallenged.  As a woman of good breeding scorns the "warriors" of RIO VISTANS, 
so did that sorry team shy from BLOOD KNIGHTS If challenges were horses, BALI DARRAS 
could open up a fast food joint!  Word has it BLUE suffered a romantic setback.  Note 
how it challenged BALI DARRAS, 30 points its senior.  It's not whether you win or 
lose, but how many points you get (3).  Right, BLUE?  A.T. JR challenged SIR KEVIN!  
Who says RIO VISTANS are just a bunch of wimps!  A.T. JR of RIO VISTANS kept his wits 
as he was beat by SIR KEVIN.   
     Like the wind whispering among the pines, do hearest I many disquieting rumors.  
Questions are being raised about the disposing of severed body parts in the arena.  A 
certain tavern in VALAMANTIS would I avoid!   
     Do not think spyreporting in VALAMANTIS is the highlight of my life.  More 
important duties call me.  Like a mixed metaphor, and an overtaxed simile, I now bid 
VALAMANTIS farewell-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BUZZ 3809                    17   7  0   131       RIO VISTANS (348)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DEATH WISH 3819              14   4  0   104       EVIL DEATH DUDES (392)
 ZERO MAUL-ENVY 4342          12   2  1   104       ALL ABOUT BASHERS (433)
 GREAT WEAPON CHOICE 4276     10   7  0   101       ALL ABOUT BASHERS (433)
 YOU OWE ME 1 DOLLAR 4272     13   3  0    93       ALL ABOUT BASHERS (433)
 BALI DARRAS 4221             18  26  0    92       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIR KEVIN 2463               15  13  1    85       BLOOD KNIGHTS (226)
 CHUCK 4281                   10  10  1    80       RIO VISTANS (348)
 ERFIN GORAM 4220             13  31  0    76       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLUE 1172                     5   5  1    63       COLORS (186)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRIM REAPER 3803              6   2  0    58       SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 (395)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DARTH SCION 4357             10   3  0    54       RANDOM SITH (438)
 A.T. JR 4344                  7   8  0    54       RIO VISTANS (348)
-THE SMITER 4149               7   1  3    52       EVIL DEATH DUDES (392)
 DARTH SIDIUS 4316             7   9  1    47       RANDOM SITH (438)
 MACE TO YO FACE 4379          4   2  1    46       ALL ABOUT BASHERS (433)
 FRONK HURRACE 4373            6   5  0    42       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
 RED 1173                      6   4  0    38       COLORS (186)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BROWN 4383                    4   0  0    30       COLORS (186)
 DARTH NIKILUS 4358            5   8  0    28       RANDOM SITH (438)
 WHAT IS DEFTNESS? 4399        5   1  0    26       ALL ABOUT BASHERS (433)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SHE-BEAR 4381                 3   2  0    21       THE BEARS (268)
-GOLDEN BEAR 4389              1   0  1    21       THE BEARS (268)
 SIR WILLIAM 4413              2   0  1    20       BLOOD KNIGHTS (226)
 SWEATPANTS LANCE 4408         2   0  0    20       RIO VISTANS (348)
-ANGEL OF DEATH 3805           2   2  0    20       SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 (395)
-CUB 4382                      1   0  0    20       THE BEARS (268)
 GABRELLA IMBRO 4355           2  13  0    19       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
 DONETTA FALDOUR 4388          4   5  0    17       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
 LADY MAGARET 4410             1   2  0    14       BLOOD KNIGHTS (226)
 GERG NOSLUAP 4407             1   1  0    13       RIO VISTANS (348)
-HONEY 4395                    2   3  2    11       THE BEARS (268)
-DR BADDAS 4386                2   3  0     9       EVIL DEATH DUDES (392)
 DARTH BANE 4415               1   0  0     8       RANDOM SITH (438)
-ORANGE 4371                   1   3  0     6       COLORS (186)
 LADY KATY 4411                1   2  0     5       BLOOD KNIGHTS (226)
 SIR PAUL 4409                 1   2  0     5       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?
DARTH DEAD 4414        0  1 0 RANDOM SITH 438       SHEWISH GIANT 21      408 NONE    
DARTH BANDON 4412      0  2 0 RANDOM SITH 438       SIR WILLIAM 4413      407         
THE BIG TUNA 4404      0  2 0 RIO VISTANS 348       HONEY 4395            405         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Dear me, I believe that this is the last arena for which Hal deigned to send me a
receipt.  I wonder if, coming around again, it will usher in a new era of "receipts
from Hal"? -- Nick/Jorja, the Middle Way
P.S.  Probably not.

Lady Katy -- Ma'am, you're a fine figure of a woman, and you've got solid brass ba--
er, nerves of steel or something, you know?  I realize that us on the Middle Way
aren't known for being really tough, but that still wasn't the wisest challenge you
could make. -- Fronk Hurrace

Zero Maul-Envy -- Oh, yeah?  Well, *I* have some envy!  I'd like to take a maul and
pound you into the ground, only I'm too short.  That's the ONLY thing that's saving
you. -- Erfin Goram the Envious

I rather enjoy defeating M. Chardinee.  He's so...smug most of the time. -- Bali
Darras
P.S.  But he does squish nicely.

Sir Paul -- I do like a man with staying power.  Of course, that means, as any
reasoning being can tell, that I have staying power myself.... -- Donetta Faldour

Lady Margaret -- I am a champion needle-threader, and if you give the matter some
thought, you'll see what this was a significant factor in our fight.  Still, I was so
pleased to get another win (FINALLY!) that I would be delighted to thread a dozen or
so needles for you.  Ask and it shall be threaded. -- Gabrella Imbro

Oh, no!  We missed a chance to fight The Big Tuna and didn't even NOTICE?  Horrors!
Woe is us! -- The Middle Way

Zero Maul-Envy -- No!  My secret is out, what shall I do? -- Erfin Goram
P.S.  Actually, I'm a Finer Ogram, but we try to keep it secret.

Squire -- Re census forms:  The front page, where you pick a race and indicate
preferred personalized comments, will eventually be input if you send it to the
Commission.  The back page, alas, is used by no one but me, and since I'm not even IN
the office, effectively by no one. -- the Scribe
P.S.  Short form:  No, it's useless.  Pitch it.

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

DARTH DEAD was barely slain by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
BUZZ devastated YOU OWE ME 1 DOLLAR in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge Title duel.
A.T. JR was demolished by SIR KEVIN in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
BLUE was bested by BALI DARRAS in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
GRIM REAPER overpowered DARTH SIDIUS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
SWEATPANTS LANCE bested DONETTA FALDOUR in a popular 1 minute Challenge duel.
GERG NOSLUAP was unbelievably bested by WHAT IS DEFTNESS? in a 6 minute match.
ZERO MAUL-ENVY defeated ERFIN GORAM in a action packed 1 minute expert's melee.
GREAT WEAPON CHOICE vanquished CHUCK in a action packed 1 minute one-sided duel.
DARTH SCION won victory over MACE TO YO FACE in a popular 2 minute fight.
FRONK HURRACE savagely defeated CAPTURED ORC in a 2 minute veteran vs. novice melee.
RED demolished GABRELLA IMBRO in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
DARTH NIKILUS devastated LADY KATY in a crowd pleasing 1 minute gory one-sided battle.
SIR PAUL was overcome by DARTH BANE in a 3 minute gruesome novice's conflict.
LADY MAGARET overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 2 minute uneven struggle.
SIR WILLIAM handily defeated CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute mismatched bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         BASHING ATTACK    21 -   9 -  1      70  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         TOTAL PARRY       24 -  12 -  0      67  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         LUNGING ATTACK    38 -  34 -  7      53  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         STRIKING ATTACK   29 -  26 -  4      53  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL     15 -  19 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         SLASHING ATTACK   21 -  27 -  1      44  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         AIMED BLOW        17 -  22 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -  16 -  0      30  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  BUZZ 3809                  17   7  0  131 RIO VISTANS (348)
LUNGING ATTACK   ZERO MAUL-ENVY 4342        12   2  1  104 ALL ABOUT BASHERS (433)
SLASHING ATTACK  GREAT WEAPON CHOICE 4276   10   7  0  101 ALL ABOUT BASHERS (433)
BASHING ATTACK   YOU OWE ME 1 DOLLAR 4272   13   3  0   93 ALL ABOUT BASHERS (433)
WALL OF STEEL    DARTH SCION 4357           10   3  0   54 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 GERG NOSLUAP 4407.  The ten other most popular fighters were MACE TO YO FACE 
4379, BALI DARRAS 4221, FRONK HURRACE 4373, BUZZ 3809, SIR KEVIN 2463, SWEATPANTS 
LANCE 4408, ZERO MAUL-ENVY 4342, GREAT WEAPON CHOICE 4276, DARTH NIKILUS 4358, and 
DARTH BANE 4415.

The least popular fighter this week was SIR PAUL 4409.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were GABRELLA IMBRO 4355, WHAT IS DEFTNESS? 4399, DARTH SIDIUS 4316, A.T. JR 
4344, SIR WILLIAM 4413, LADY MAGARET 4410, LADY KATY 4411, CHUCK 4281, DONETTA 
FALDOUR 4388, and YOU OWE ME 1 DOLLAR 4272.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

BUZZ (62-3809) RIO VISTANS (348)