DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/11/2007    Duedate: 06/23/2007

VALAMANTIS ARENA

DM-62    TURN-411

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SIR KEVIN
BLOOD KNIGHTS (226)
(62-2463) [18-13-1,121]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SIR KEVIN                      POSITION IS EMPTY
BLOOD KNIGHTS (226)            
(62-2463) [18-13-1,121]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ERFIN GORAM                    ORANGE
MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)            COLORS (186)
(62-4220) [14-33-0,81]         (62-4371) [2-4-0,18]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BLOOD KNIGHTS (226)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BLOOD KNIGHTS (226)         48
2. LEGION OF LEGEND (409)      34      LEGION OF LEGEND (409)
3. COLORS (186)                19      Unchartered Team
4. THE BEARS (268)             11
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)    66  36  9 64.7   1/ 2 BLOOD KNIGHTS (226)       9  6 0
 2- 3 SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 (395)    34  24  0 58.6   2/ 1 RANDOM SITH (438)         7  3 0
 3/ 0 LEGION OF LEGEND (409)    44  39  2 53.0   3- 4 EVIL DEATH DUDES (392)    5  2 1
 4/ 4 THE BEARS (268)          339 305 30 52.6   4/ 3 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)       5  9 0
 5/ 5 RANDOM SITH (438)         46  43  3 51.7   5/ 0 LEGION OF LEGEND (409)    3  2 0
 6/ 7 BLOOD KNIGHTS (226)      202 198 16 50.5   6/ 6 COLORS (186)              3  7 0
 7/ 8 COLORS (186)              20  25  1 44.4   7- 7 SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 (395)    1  2 0
 8/ 9 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)      191 251  4 43.2   8/ 9 THE BEARS (268)           1  6 1

    '*'   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 Warriors of Glorious Valamantis!

I, your Duelmaster, am honored to address you on this most glorious day.  It has been
many, many, turns since a Blood Knight has occupied this throne.  I am now honored to
hold this position even as many of you scheme to undo this current reign!

May I remind all that you need to participate in the arena if you wish to sit here at
this pinnacle of honor.  I now will make a few suggestions to help you achieve this
goal:

1)  Use only the finest weapons you can find
2)  Study your opponents continuously
3)  Practice often
4)  Trust no one

These tidbits of wisdom have been useful to me and I now share them with you!  Oh I
forgot one last piece of wisdom, prior to going into the arena, take a good long shot
of rum.  Ha, Ha, Ha.

Sir Kevin of the Blood Knights,
Duelmaster

                                      SPY REPORT

     Much has changed in VALAMANTIS since last I was here.  Never fear, Olaf Modeen 
adapts to many situations, as do all successful fighters.  Woof!  RANDOM SITH were a 
bunch of dogs after BLOOD KNIGHTS got through with 'em!  2nd ain't so sweet as 1st!  
What's with SIR PAUL?  He actually beat RANDOM SITH's DARTH BANE, and walked away 
with 13 more points from the fight.  Laughs were big at BLOOD KNIGHTS while they 
watched SIR PAUL clobber DARTH BANE.  He lost 11 points and got bruised from objects 
thrown from the stands.  Try as he might, ERFIN GORAM wasn't good enough at 
persuading SIR KEVIN to step down from the Duelmaster's throne...  Wouldn't it be 
nice to have live subjects to practice on?  I hear some team is looking into the uses 
of convicted prisoners.   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.  The 
most avoided team was BLOOD KNIGHTS.  The bums at COLORS couldn't face the challenges 
from BLOOD KNIGHTS!  No excuse for that!  How well I know the feeling of being the 
most challenged warrior, DONETTA FALDOUR!  Don't make idle boasts, they may come back 
to haunt you.  Maybe COLORS' BLUE is one of those beasts who likes pain, or 
something.  That's what it'll get next week, after challenging up 31 to BALI DARRAS.  
BALI DARRAS must not been fighting well, cause she lost to BLUE of COLORS.  Sometimes 
you just have a bad day where things get, um, mixed up.  Keep challenging up 29 
points, SIR WILLIAM, and I won't have to write about you much longer.  DARTH SIDIUS 
always accepts those kind of challenges...  SIR WILLIAM defeated DARTH SIDIUS (SIR 
WILLIAM getting 25 points, too!)--Ooh baby!  Now dat I likes!   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  Some people are wondering why LEGION OF LEGEND sent BARBAROSA 
(2-0-0) to the Dark Arena.  Just be glad you're not on their team.  Sending a warrior 
to the Dark Arena reminds the others they'd better shape up.  Tough beans, RED.  
That's what a 6-5-0 gets you.  Is it my imagination, or are fighters getting younger 
every day?  To die so young, so gloriously!   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  Are 
you as tired of reading this as I am of writing it?  Actually, I guess I'm writing it 
before you read it.  Oh, well.  Time for my medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, 
practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIR KEVIN 2463               18  13  1   121       BLOOD KNIGHTS (226)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZEUS 4010                    13   4  0    89       LEGION OF LEGEND (409)
-DEATH WISH 3819              15   5  0    88       EVIL DEATH DUDES (392)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BALI DARRAS 4221             19  28  0    85       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
 BLUE 1172                     6   6  1    85       COLORS (186)
 ERFIN GORAM 4220             14  33  0    81       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
-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)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DARTH SCION 4357             11   4  0    56       RANDOM SITH (438)
 DARTH NIKILUS 4358            7   8  0    56       RANDOM SITH (438)
 DARTH SIDIUS 4316             8  10  1    51       RANDOM SITH (438)
 SIR WILLIAM 4413              4   1  1    51       BLOOD KNIGHTS (226)
 IXION 4238                    6   3  0    40       LEGION OF LEGEND (409)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BROWN 4383                    5   1  0    30       COLORS (186)
 DONETTA FALDOUR 4388          6   6  0    27       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
 GABRELLA IMBRO 4355           3  15  0    25       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIR PAUL 4409                 3   3  0    23       BLOOD KNIGHTS (226)
 CUB 4382                      2   0  1    22       THE BEARS (268)
-ANGEL OF DEATH 3805           2   2  0    20       SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 (395)
 ORANGE 4371                   2   4  0    18       COLORS (186)
-PAULY ALMIGHTY 4416           2   0  0    18       EVIL DEATH DUDES (392)
-DR BADDAS 4386                3   4  0    16       EVIL DEATH DUDES (392)
 DARTH BANE 4415               2   1  0    13       RANDOM SITH (438)
-LETHAL INJECTION 4339         0   1  0    13       SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 (395)
 LADY KATY 4411                3   3  0    12       BLOOD KNIGHTS (226)
 DARTH MALEK 4418              2   0  0     9       RANDOM SITH (438)
 HUMA 4406                     1   0  0     9       LEGION OF LEGEND (409)
-PSYCO KILLER 4340             0   1  0     5       SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 (395)
 CAVE BEAR 4401                0   3  0     3       THE BEARS (268)
 SIR RICK 4419                 0   1  0     1       BLOOD KNIGHTS (226)
 GORMODUC IRN 4420             0   1  0     1       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
HONEY 4395             2  5 2 THE BEARS 268         MISTRESS SITALVA 23   411 NONE    
GOLDEN BEAR 4389       1  1 1 THE BEARS 268         WURM KIN 27           411 NONE    
RED 1173               6  6 0 COLORS 186            WURM KIN 27           411 NONE    
PINK 4400              0  2 0 COLORS 186            CUB 4382              411         
BARBAROSA 4360         2  1 0 LEGION OF LEGEND 409  WURM KIN 27           411 NONE    
FLAVIUS 4369           1  1 0 LEGION OF LEGEND 409  MISTRESS SITALVA 23   411 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 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Dr Baddas -- I could perhaps recommend some salves that have a reputation for being
useful in such a case?  Although with a golem...hard to know if it would help.  Maybe
it's just a case of poor design. -- Gabrella Imbro

Our Venomous Concubine is a male dwarf.  How did the Commission manage not to notice
the beard?  Couldn't this guy have been employed as some OTHER standby?  This is
really off-putting. -- Erfin Goram

Blue -- And I'm sure it's no surprise.  Suggest to your manager that he either bribe
the handicapper or issue challenges for you!  (It comes to much the same thing.) --

Bali Darras
P.S.  Going headfirst into a veritable wall of blades is usually a bad tactic, unless
you need a really short haircut.

Brown -- You just HAD to do it, didn't you?  We were hoping for a five-oh turn, and
did we get it?  No!  For why?  Firstly, because our fifth warrior didn't show UP, and
secondly because you INSISTED on winning this match. -- Donetta Faldour
P.S.  And I only learned one skill.  That's a bummer.  I tried to go into a "brown
study," and you took the opportunity to whack me on the head.  Not that I'm blaming
you for that, exactly, because I would have done the same in your boots--  Who am I
fooling?  I DO blame you!  EXACTLY!  Still, you kept it short and non-fatal, so I
guess I can live with it.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BARBAROSA was butchered by WURM KIN in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
RED was slaughtered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
HONEY was murdered by MISTRESS SITALVA in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
GOLDEN BEAR was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena contest.
FLAVIUS was assassinated by MISTRESS SITALVA in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
BLUE vanquished BALI DARRAS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
SIR WILLIAM overpowered DARTH SIDIUS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
ORANGE was luckily beaten by DONETTA FALDOUR in a 3 minute Challenge melee.
SIR PAUL won victory over DARTH BANE in a 6 minute Challenge duel.
CAVE BEAR was defeated by LADY KATY in a 1 minute Challenge duel.
SIR KEVIN vanquished ERFIN GORAM in a 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
ZEUS overpowered DARTH SCION in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
IXION defeated GABRELLA IMBRO in a exciting 4 minute match.
DARTH NIKILUS devastated BROWN in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
CUB killed PINK in a 2 minute match.
DARTH MALEK bested SIR RICK in a 2 minute amateur's bout.
HUMA overcame GORMODUC IRN in a 3 minute beginner's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   3 -  0      67  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    6         BASHING ATTACK    15 -   9 -  1      63  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         STRIKING ATTACK   26 -  21 -  2      55  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         TOTAL PARRY       18 -  15 -  0      55  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW        23 -  21 -  0      52  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    34 -  34 -  5      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK   21 -  22 -  2      49  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         WALL OF STEEL     15 -  21 -  0      42  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -  16 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 411 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     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  2         2  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      2 -  4         2  WALL OF STEEL  
AIMED BLOW         3 -  2     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  5         2  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  SIR KEVIN 2463             18  13  1  121 BLOOD KNIGHTS (226)
WALL OF STEEL    ZEUS 4010                  13   4  0   89 LEGION OF LEGEND (409)
LUNGING ATTACK   SIR WILLIAM 4413            4   1  1   51 BLOOD KNIGHTS (226)
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 ORANGE 4371.  The ten other most popular fighters were IXION 4238, DONETTA 
FALDOUR 4388, HUMA 4406, BLUE 1172, DARTH BANE 4415, CUB 4382, SIR RICK 4419, LADY 
KATY 4411, SIR KEVIN 2463, and ZEUS 4010.

The least popular fighter this week was BROWN 4383.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DARTH SCION 4357, ERFIN GORAM 4220, SIR PAUL 4409, DARTH SIDIUS 4316, 
BALI DARRAS 4221, RED 1173, DARTH MALEK 4418, PINK 4400, GABRELLA IMBRO 4355, and 
CAVE BEAR 4401.