DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/09/2007    Duedate: 07/21/2007

VALAMANTIS ARENA

DM-62    TURN-413

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ERFIN GORAM
MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
(62-4220) [16-33-0,109]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ERFIN GORAM                    POSITION IS EMPTY
MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)            
(62-4220) [16-33-0,109]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ERFIN GORAM                    DARTH NIKILUS
MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)            RANDOM SITH (438)
(62-4220) [16-33-0,109]        (62-4358) [9-8-0,63]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BLOOD KNIGHTS (226)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. COLORS (186)                45
2. BLOOD KNIGHTS (226)         26      EVIL DEATH DUDES (392)
3. THE BEARS (268)             21      Unchartered Team
4. MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)         18
5. LEGION OF LEGEND (409)      12      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)    68  39  9 63.6   1/ 2 BLOOD KNIGHTS (226)       9  6 0
 2- 2 SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 (395)    36  24  0 60.0   2/ 1 RANDOM SITH (438)         7  8 0
 3/ 3 LEGION OF LEGEND (409)    46  41  2 52.9   3/ 3 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)       6  9 0
 4/ 4 THE BEARS (268)          341 306 30 52.7   4/ 4 LEGION OF LEGEND (409)    5  4 0
 5/ 5 RANDOM SITH (438)         51  48  3 51.5   5/ 5 COLORS (186)              5  8 0
 6/ 6 BLOOD KNIGHTS (226)      207 203 16 50.5   6/ 9 THE BEARS (268)           3  4 1
 7/ 7 COLORS (186)              24  29  1 45.3   7- 6 SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 (395)    2  0 0
 8/ 8 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)      196 256  4 43.4   8- 7 THE DEN OF SWORDS (369)   2  3 0
 9- 9 THE DEN OF SWORDS (369)  115 153 10 42.9   9/ 8 EVIL DEATH DUDES (392)    2  3 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 Warriors of Glorious Valamantis!

As you can see, I, Sir Kevin, continue to occupy this throne!!!  Mistress made a
gallant if not foolish attempt to remove me from my divine place of glory, if only
for this short time.  Seeing how I have only one more bout in this glorious arena,
who will be next?  Erfin Groam, Bali Darras, Zeus, or maybe Mistress (again)?  Only
time and luck on the part of those who are fortunate enough NOT to draw the short
straw.

Oh, and just to let you all know, I HAVE NOT AVOIDED ANYONE, nor will I in my final
appearance here.  Some may say that is foolish, but you only go through this life
once and I will not do it running away.  Besides, I once heard an old saying, "You
never learn anything sleeping."  Think about it.  I can definitely learn more going
forward than backwards.

So, with all this said, I need to take my own advice from my last comments, and take
a good long shot of rum.  MMmmmmm.  It has been my pleasure to have fought you worthy
opponents.  May your swords always have a keen edge and your losses be few.

I salute you, warriors of Valamantis.

                                              -- Sir Kevin of the Blood Knights
                                                 Duelmaster

                                      SPY REPORT

     I was going on vacation, see?  Surf, sun...  But what do those bums say?  "Hit 
the road, Debby Tonte.  VALAMANTIS needs a spyreport."  Oh, well.  Like, RANDOM SITH 
had to be so embarrassed when they got kicked off #1 spot by BLOOD KNIGHTS!  Way to 
go BLOOD KNIGHTS!  THE BEARS like really fought hard to move up to 6th from 9th.  Way 
to go!  MVP award for BROWN?  COLORS' proud of him after beating DARTH SCION and 
getting 22 points.  Talk about yer big time losers!  DARTH MALEK got smashed by DR 
BADDAS, and lost 11 points!  This Duelmaster is like something else!  SIR KEVIN 
stopped BALI DARRAS dead in hers tracks!  Who was the wiseguy that said VALAMANTIS' 
Duelmaster was paying for drinks at Drake's Lodge?  Don't look at me!   
     AAARRGH!!!  I HATE SPYREPORTING!!!  Sorry.  I just had to say it.  BLOOD KNIGHTS 
was the most avoided team.  Is a 207-203-16 record really that scary?  I don't know 
what COLORS' been doing.  They certainly haven't been accepting many fights from 
BLOOD KNIGHTS, that's fer sher.  Like, is GABRELLA IMBRO popular, or what?  She was 
challenged the most in all of VALAMANTIS!  She's got a 4-16-0, is that good?  For 
sure, I was holding my breath when I found out SIR RICK  challenged GABRELLA IMBRO.  
After all, haven't BLOOD KNIGHTS and MIDDLE WAY 10 had a long standing duel in 
VALAMANTIS?  It wasn't a spectacular fight, or anything, but GABRELLA IMBRO wants me 
to write about it since she bested SIR RICK.  Satisfied?   
     Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other!  Don't you guys ever give 
it a break?  Everyone has problems, but why did LEGION OF LEGEND send IXION to the 
Dark Arena?  He had a 7-3-0, and I thought he looked neat on the sands...  What if 
they had a fight and nobody showed up?  I'd be out of a job, that's what!!!   
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I know how much you like reading this stuff, but I really should stop.  Its 
been really albendranius!  Later, guys-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ERFIN GORAM 4220             16  33  0   109       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MISTRESS 3928                13  10  2    93       THE DEN OF SWORDS (369)
-ZEUS 4010                    14   4  0    92       LEGION OF LEGEND (409)
 BLUE 1172                     7   7  1    92       COLORS (186)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BALI DARRAS 4221             20  29  0    89       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEATH WISH 3819              15   6  0    80       EVIL DEATH DUDES (392)
-GRIM REAPER 3803              7   2  0    78       SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 (395)
 SIR WILLIAM 4413              6   1  1    72       BLOOD KNIGHTS (226)
-DOZER 3826                   19  11  0    68       THE DEN OF SWORDS (369)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MAGNUS PHAEDRUS 3908         12  12  2    64       THE DEN OF SWORDS (369)
 DARTH NIKILUS 4358            9   8  0    63       RANDOM SITH (438)
 THE SMITER 4149               8   2  4    60       EVIL DEATH DUDES (392)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BROWN 4383                    7   1  0    56       COLORS (186)
 DARTH SIDIUS 4316             8  12  1    53       RANDOM SITH (438)
 DARTH SCION 4357             11   6  0    39       RANDOM SITH (438)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DR BADDAS 4386                4   4  0    32       EVIL DEATH DUDES (392)
-BLACK DAWN 4083               3   4  0    32       THE DEN OF SWORDS (369)
 DONETTA FALDOUR 4388          7   7  0    30       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
-SILENT DEATH 4033             4   7  0    28       THE DEN OF SWORDS (369)
 GABRELLA IMBRO 4355           4  16  0    28       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
 CUB 4382                      3   0  1    27       THE BEARS (268)
 DARTH BANE 4415               4   1  0    26       RANDOM SITH (438)
 ORANGE 4371                   3   5  0    25       COLORS (186)
-LETHAL INJECTION 4339         1   1  0    24       SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 (395)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LADY KATY 4411                4   4  0    22       BLOOD KNIGHTS (226)
-ANGEL OF DEATH 3805           2   2  0    20       SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 (395)
-PSYCO KILLER 4340             1   1  0    17       SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 (395)
 THE GRUDGE 4421               1   0  0    15       THE BEARS (268)
 SIR PAUL 4409                 3   5  0    14       BLOOD KNIGHTS (226)
 PAULY ALMIGHTY 4416           2   1  0    12       EVIL DEATH DUDES (392)
 DARTH MALEK 4418              3   1  0    10       RANDOM SITH (438)
-HUMA 4406                     1   0  0     9       LEGION OF LEGEND (409)
 POWER HUNGRY 4428             1   0  0     6       EVIL DEATH DUDES (392)
 CAVE BEAR 4401                0   4  0     4       THE BEARS (268)
 SIR RICK 4419                 0   3  0     3       BLOOD KNIGHTS (226)
 GORMODUC IRN 4420             0   3  0     3       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
 PINK 4425                     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?
RED 4424               0  1 0 COLORS 186            WURM KIN 27           413 NONE    
PINK 4400              0  2 0 COLORS 186            CUB 4382              411         
IXION 4238             7  4 0 LEGION OF LEGEND 409  WURM KIN 27           413 NONE    
MISTECLES 4422         0  1 0 LEGION OF LEGEND 409  MISTRESS SITALVA 23   413 NONE    
FRONK HURRACE 4373     6  6 0 MIDDLE WAY 10 420     THE SMITER 4149       409 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

All -- Sorry for the lack of personal ads last turn.  I'll be sure to make up for the
loss of comments this time. -- Squire

Mistress -- Aaugh, sorry to disappoint you dear, after being away for a while, you
had to come back and suffer a lot.  NOT! -- Sir Kevin

Darth Scion -- Thought you had me, did you? -- Sir William

Lethal Injection -- Hey, that wasn't very nice. -- Lady Katy

Brown -- !#@**#$&@#($@#)!! -- Sir Rick

Darth Malek -- You know, I think you missed your calling.  You should be a used camel
dealer. -- Sir Paul

Blue -- Well, you're probably used to feeling that way then, aren't you?  Of course,
you're a golem, so maybe you don't feel at all anyway?  Just wondering. -- Bali
Darras

Dozer -- Hey, cool!  Maybe I've finally hit my stride (and my opponent) and I can
turn my record around. -- Erfin Goram, unreasonably optimistic

Darth Nikilus -- Er.  Ah.  You were cute? -- Donetta Faldour

Ixion -- No doubt it is a good thing you do, using left-over letters and all, but
your name comes out "Icky One," which isn't going to help you get a date, you know.
-- Gabrella Imbro

Silent Death -- Well, that's a mercy!  At least I didn't have to listen to a long
harangue about why it was all GOOD for me. -- Gormoduc Irn
P.S.  Which I wouldn't have believed anyway.

Our congratulations to Sir Kevin. -- Jorja and the Middle Way

9 July 2007
I have not been receiving my physical turns in a reliable manner lately.  If there
are diplos with the turns that go missing, they're gone for good.  So if you send me
a diplo and do not see an acknowledgement of receipt in the personals, know that I
have not gotten it (yet).  If you have email, contact me at Livia AT reality DOT com.
If you don't have email, keep trying with the diplos.  We are working on this
problem. -- the Scribe/Jorja/Leeta
P.S.  If you email me, put "Re DM" on the subject line.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

IXION was viciously butchered by WURM KIN in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
MISTECLES was slaughtered by MISTRESS SITALVA in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
RED was easily killed by WURM KIN in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena match.
DEATH WISH was vanquished by ERFIN GORAM in a 1 minute Challenge Title brawl.
THE SMITER was overpowered by BLUE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
SIR PAUL was bested by DONETTA FALDOUR in a action packed 3 minute Challenge brawl.
DR BADDAS devastated DARTH MALEK in a 2 minute bloody mismatched Challenge match.
PAULY ALMIGHTY was savagely defeated by ORANGE in a 2 minute Challenge melee.
SIR RICK lost to GABRELLA IMBRO in a 2 minute beginner vs. expert Challenge fight.
SIR KEVIN overpowered BALI DARRAS in a action packed 1 minute one-sided fight.
DARTH NIKILUS savagely defeated THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a exciting 4 minute fight.
SIR WILLIAM devastated DARTH SIDIUS in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
BROWN demolished DARTH SCION in a 1 minute mismatched match.
CUB overpowered GORMODUC IRN in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
LADY KATY overpowered OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
CAVE BEAR was devastated by DARTH BANE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
THE GRUDGE beat EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 3 minute amateur's brawl.
PINK was bested by POWER HUNGRY in a 2 minute brutal novice's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       7         STRIKING ATTACK   24 -  14 -  1      63  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   3 -  0      63  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    6         BASHING ATTACK     9 -   7 -  1      56  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    32 -  27 -  3      54  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         SLASHING ATTACK   18 -  16 -  2      53  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW        20 -  24 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         TOTAL PARRY       14 -  17 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         WALL OF STEEL     17 -  21 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -  13 -  0      43  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 413 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      DEATH WISH 3819            15   6  0   80 EVIL DEATH DUDES (392)
LUNGING ATTACK   SIR WILLIAM 4413            6   1  1   72 BLOOD KNIGHTS (226)
SLASHING ATTACK  THE SMITER 4149             8   2  4   60 EVIL DEATH DUDES (392)
AIMED BLOW       BROWN 4383                  7   1  0   56 COLORS (186)
WALL OF STEEL    DARTH SCION 4357           11   6  0   39 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, ORANGE 4371, POWER HUNGRY 4428, BLUE 1172, DR BADDAS 4386, BROWN 4383, 
IXION 4238, ERFIN GORAM 4220, SIR RICK 4419, and GABRELLA IMBRO 4355.

The least popular fighter this week was CAVE BEAR 4401.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were GORMODUC IRN 4420, DARTH SCION 4357, DARTH SIDIUS 4316, DARTH MALEK 
4418, THE SMITER 4149, DEATH WISH 3819, MISTECLES 4422, PINK 4425, THE GRUDGE 4421, 
and DARTH BANE 4415.

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

SIR KEVIN (62-2463) BLOOD KNIGHTS (226)

                           SUMMER FACE-TO-FACE IN ATLANTA!

Our next summer FTF will be held in Atlanta, Georgia, July 27-29, 2007.  It will be 
held at the Sheraton Buckhead Hotel in Atlanta, on 3405 Lenox Road NE (404-261-9250). 
Room rates are $95.00 per night, 1-4 occupancy.  There is a free shuttle from the 
MARTA station two blocks away and free parking, high speed internet (for extra charge), 
fitness center, jacuzzi, and pool.  The rooms are blocked--ask for the Reality 
Simulations room block.  Look for transportation info in the tournament information 
sheet.  We hope you're all looking forward to it and that we will see you there!