DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/28/2007    Duedate: 06/09/2007

VALAMANTIS ARENA

DM-62    TURN-410

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SIR KEVIN
BLOOD KNIGHTS (226)
(62-2463) [17-13-1,115]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SIR KEVIN                      POSITION IS EMPTY
BLOOD KNIGHTS (226)            
(62-2463) [17-13-1,115]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ERFIN GORAM                    CAVE BEAR
MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)            THE BEARS (268)
(62-4220) [14-32-0,86]         (62-4401) [0-2-0,2]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

RANDOM SITH (438)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. RANDOM SITH (438)           51
2. BLOOD KNIGHTS (226)         27      EVIL DEATH DUDES (392)
3. MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)         26      Unchartered Team
4. THE BEARS (268)              7
5. COLORS (186)                 3      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)    66  36  9 64.7   1/ 5 RANDOM SITH (438)         8  2 0
 2- 2 ALL ABOUT BASHERS (433)   51  33  2 60.7   2/ 2 BLOOD KNIGHTS (226)       8  7 0
 3- 3 SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 (395)    34  24  0 58.6   3/ 3 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)       6  8 0
 4/ 0 THE BEARS (268)          338 302 29 52.8   4/ 4 EVIL DEATH DUDES (392)    5  2 1
 5/ 6 RANDOM SITH (438)         44  40  3 52.4   5- 1 ALL ABOUT BASHERS (433)   3  2 0
 6- 4 RIO VISTANS (348)        181 166 13 52.2   6/ 8 COLORS (186)              3  4 0
 7/ 5 BLOOD KNIGHTS (226)      198 197 16 50.1   7- 6 SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 (395)    2  2 0
 8/ 7 COLORS (186)              19  21  1 47.5   8- 7 RIO VISTANS (348)         2  3 0
 9/ 8 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)      190 247  4 43.5   9/ 0 THE BEARS (268)           0  3 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly VALAMANTIS games.  Former top team ALL ABOUT BASHERS 
was unseated this week as RANDOM SITH moved up from 5th ranking to take the top spot 
with a 5-0-0 record for the round.  Fortune did not smile upon ALL ABOUT BASHERS this 
time out who this turn suffered a fall into 5th position in the wake of a 0-0-0 
round.  Warriors--remember that glory waits always around the corner!  Witness how 
this week RANDOM SITH went 5-0-0 to move up 4 in the rankings.  My praise to MIDDLE 
WAY 10 for their 3-1-0 week this time out.  Indeed, it was a skillfully fought round 
deserving of notice!  DARTH NIKILUS caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial 
commission as he skillfully bested RED and was awarded 17 points in recognition.  In 
one of the week's more notable duels, DARTH NIKILUS put down RED, causing him to lose 
15 points of recognition in the process.  The city has turned out in honor of SIR 
KEVIN, for with his arena victory he may now lay claim to the highest position in the 
city!  Heed this!  A seer has warned that if exactly 6 die in duels this week, the 
whole city shall perish!  Just remember...5 or 7!   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city VALAMANTIS.  VALAMANTIS, city of gladiators!  Mighty among the names of 
thy guilds is BLOOD KNIGHTS, a guild shunned and avoided by many in the weekly duels. 
Apparently the stalwarts of EVIL DEATH DUDES are catching the bulk of jests down at 
the challenging board for their large share of the avoids.  Loose talk at the arena 
has reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters are after 
GABRELLA IMBRO.  Watch your back!  At the gambling halls I have started to bet money 
on SIR WILLIAM.  He has got the courage it takes.  Witness his challenge this turn 
against DARTH SCION!  To be sure the battle was a losing one.  But I like to think 
SIR WILLIAM at least gave DARTH SCION a run for his money.   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  My hearty congratulations DARTH SCION, 
for thy revenge upon SIR WILLIAM, slayer of thy fallen comrade.  Next time he will 
know better, eh?  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and assassins.  In the arena 
there is only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  More than a sharp eye must I keep, indeed a 
stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari await me!  
Till next we meet remember - the pen is mightier than the sword, but a maul is a 
different story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIR KEVIN 2463               17  13  1   115       BLOOD KNIGHTS (226)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-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)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BALI DARRAS 4221             19  27  0    89       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
 DEATH WISH 3819              15   5  0    88       EVIL DEATH DUDES (392)
 ERFIN GORAM 4220             14  32  0    86       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
-CHUCK 4281                   10  10  1    80       RIO VISTANS (348)
-GRIM REAPER 3803              7   2  0    78       SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 (395)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-THE SMITER 4149               8   1  4    66       EVIL DEATH DUDES (392)
 DARTH SCION 4357             11   3  0    59       RANDOM SITH (438)
 BLUE 1172                     5   6  1    58       COLORS (186)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DARTH SIDIUS 4316             8   9  1    55       RANDOM SITH (438)
-A.T. JR 4344                  7   8  0    54       RIO VISTANS (348)
-MACE TO YO FACE 4379          4   2  1    46       ALL ABOUT BASHERS (433)
 DARTH NIKILUS 4358            6   8  0    45       RANDOM SITH (438)
 BROWN 4383                    5   0  0    38       COLORS (186)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GABRELLA IMBRO 4355           3  14  0    27       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WHAT IS DEFTNESS? 4399        5   1  0    26       ALL ABOUT BASHERS (433)
 SIR WILLIAM 4413              3   1  1    26       BLOOD KNIGHTS (226)
 DARTH BANE 4415               2   0  0    24       RANDOM SITH (438)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RED 1173                      6   5  0    23       COLORS (186)
 DONETTA FALDOUR 4388          5   6  0    21       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
-GOLDEN BEAR 4389              1   0  1    21       THE BEARS (268)
 ORANGE 4371                   2   3  0    20       COLORS (186)
-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)
 PAULY ALMIGHTY 4416           2   0  0    18       EVIL DEATH DUDES (392)
 DR BADDAS 4386                3   4  0    16       EVIL DEATH DUDES (392)
-GERG NOSLUAP 4407             1   1  0    13       RIO VISTANS (348)
-LETHAL INJECTION 4339         0   1  0    13       SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 (395)
 HONEY 4395                    2   4  2    12       THE BEARS (268)
 SIR PAUL 4409                 2   3  0    10       BLOOD KNIGHTS (226)
 LADY KATY 4411                2   3  0     9       BLOOD KNIGHTS (226)
 DARTH MALEK 4418              1   0  0     5       RANDOM SITH (438)
-PSYCO KILLER 4340             0   1  0     5       SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 (395)
 CAVE BEAR 4401                0   2  0     2       THE BEARS (268)
 PINK 4400                     0   1  0     1       COLORS (186)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
SHE-BEAR 4381          3  3 0 THE BEARS 268         WURM KIN 27           410 NONE    
LADY MAGARET 4410      1  4 0 BLOOD KNIGHTS 226     BANDIT PRINCE 25      410 NONE    
FRONK HURRACE 4373     6  6 0 MIDDLE WAY 10 420     THE SMITER 4149       409         
DARTH BANDON 4412      0  2 0 RANDOM SITH 438       SIR WILLIAM 4413      407 JUST REV

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Sir Kevin -- When the fight was announced, I was surprised.  I didn't think dwarves
did the knights-and-chivalry thing.  And then we fought, and sure enough, dwarves
don't do the chivalry thing, even when they call themselves knights!  You could at
least have taught me something! -- Bali Darras
P.S.  Other than to avoid you.

Grim Reaper -- (wincing while examining way too many injuries)  I suppose I should be
glad you didn't "harvest" me?  Ouch, ouch! -- Erfin Goram
P.S.  The injury to my pride was the worst.
P.P.S.  If you see my "secret admirer" anywhere, dagnabit, send her in.  What's the
good of a secret admirer in the bush?  I'd rather have one in the hand.

The Smiter -- You Evil Death Dude!  You've slain me!  (reeling around clutching at
the site of his former face)  You heartless bloodluster--  (aside)  Oh, that explains
it.  Lacking a heart yourself, you want to take MINE.  It will do you NO GOOD, for I
am a secret arsenic-eater, and even as you eat my heart, drink my blood, or whatever
your foul practice, you will be POISONING yourself!  So there! -- Ghost of Fronk
Hurrace

Sir William -- Hmm, haven't I seen you hanging around some fountain (the Dairy
Princess?) wearing black armor and challenging everyone who comes in for a milkshake
to a duel?  Because you sure look familiar.  Something in the way you curl your lip
in scorn, you know?  That's really well done. -- Gabrella Imbro

Sir Paul -- Ah, thanks!  With a little luck on the next match, I may actually have a
winning record!  What a rush that would be.  I will be the envy of my teammates, and
I can make sure THEY do the dishes. -- Donetta Faldour

Lady Katy -- Thanks to my change in status, it is now possible for me to watch my
back (not that it's doing anything interesting). -- Ghost of Fronk Hurrace

Squire -- You're welcome. -- the Scribe
P.S.  And it is low down, isn't it?  Disappointing.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SHE-BEAR was butchered by WURM KIN in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
LADY MAGARET was murdered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
SIR WILLIAM was demolished by DARTH SCION in a 2 minute uneven Challenge fight.
DR BADDAS was bested by GABRELLA IMBRO in a 2 minute Challenge contest.
PAULY ALMIGHTY overpowered LADY KATY in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
DEATH WISH was devastated by SIR KEVIN in a popular 1 minute uneven Title brawl.
ERFIN GORAM devastated VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute mismatched match.
BALI DARRAS handily defeated BLUE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
RED was vanquished by DARTH NIKILUS in a action packed 1 minute gory uneven duel.
DARTH SIDIUS vanquished FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute gory one-sided duel.
BROWN overpowered DONETTA FALDOUR in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
ORANGE overpowered HONEY in a 1 minute one-sided match.
CAVE BEAR was bested by SIR PAUL in a exciting 3 minute amateur's conflict.
DARTH BANE demolished EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
PINK was overcome by DARTH MALEK in a 2 minute novice's conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   3 -  0      67  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         BASHING ATTACK    17 -   9 -  1      65  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         STRIKING ATTACK   26 -  21 -  2      55  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         TOTAL PARRY       19 -  16 -  0      54  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    36 -  31 -  6      54  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW        21 -  21 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         SLASHING ATTACK   21 -  23 -  1      48  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL     15 -  20 -  0      43  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -  15 -  0      35  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  SIR KEVIN 2463             17  13  1  115 BLOOD KNIGHTS (226)
TOTAL PARRY      DEATH WISH 3819            15   5  0   88 EVIL DEATH DUDES (392)
WALL OF STEEL    DARTH SCION 4357           11   3  0   59 RANDOM SITH (438)
AIMED BLOW       BROWN 4383                  5   0  0   38 COLORS (186)
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 CAVE BEAR 4401.  The ten other most popular fighters were PINK 4400, SIR 
KEVIN 2463, DARTH NIKILUS 4358, SIR WILLIAM 4413, DARTH SIDIUS 4316, ORANGE 4371, 
DARTH SCION 4357, PAULY ALMIGHTY 4416, ERFIN GORAM 4220, and BALI DARRAS 4221.

The least popular fighter this week was HONEY 4395.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DONETTA FALDOUR 4388, RED 1173, LADY KATY 4411, LADY MAGARET 4410, SIR 
PAUL 4409, BLUE 1172, DEATH WISH 3819, GABRELLA IMBRO 4355, DR BADDAS 4386, and 
SHE-BEAR 4381.