DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/06/2007    Duedate: 06/19/2007

DAL SHANG ARENA

DM-65    TURN-396

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

STEELHORSE
POSSE (718)
(65-6900) [12-2-0,85]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

STEELHORSE                     DILBERT
POSSE (718)                    CUBICLE CRUSADERS (714)
(65-6900) [12-2-0,85]          (65-6587) [7-2-0,61]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

STEELHORSE                     DILBERT
POSSE (718)                    CUBICLE CRUSADERS (714)
(65-6900) [12-2-0,85]          (65-6587) [7-2-0,61]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SAND DANCERS (233)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. POSSE (718)                 46
2. SAND DANCERS (233)          43      MIGHTY DUCKS (720)
3. MIGHTY DUCKS (720)          30      Unchartered Team
4. CUBICLE CRUSADERS (714)      2
5. TIL DEATH DO US PART (724)   0      CUBICLE CRUSADERS (714)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*CUBICLE CRUSADERS (714)    7   2  0 77.8   1/ 2 SAND DANCERS (233)        9  6 0
 2/ 2 MIGHTY DUCKS (720)       238 215  7 52.5   2/ 1 POSSE (718)               8  7 1
 3/ 3 POSSE (718)              171 158 13 52.0   3/ 5 MIGHTY DUCKS (720)        5 10 1
 4- 4 TIL DEATH DO US PA (724) 322 334 30 49.1   4/ 6*CUBICLE CRUSADERS (714)   3  0 0
 5- 5 STUMBLIN' DRUNK (356)    134 149 12 47.3   5- 4 TIL DEATH DO US PA (724)  3  2 0
 6/ 6 SAND DANCERS (233)       819 942 21 46.5   6- 3 STUMBLIN' DRUNK (356)     2  2 0
 7- 7*STUDS (131)                0   1  0  0.0   7- 7*STUDS (131)               0  1 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     The sages err'd not in their foretelling of a god descending upon DAL SHANG, for 
I, Novgorodny Vir, have returned!  The boys at POSSE left the arena dejected, after 
being kicked out of the top spot by SAND DANCERS.  Good show!  Say what you will 
about blind luck and dirty fighting, but SAND DANCERS will tell you 819-942-21 is 
nothing to laugh at...  Practice pays for KILLIAN TEN VIR, who pummelled ONE-EYED 
YOFAN, to pocket 22 points.  A certain someone should cut down on the drinking and 
practice more, after losing 4 points to GUNSMOKE.  (Discrete enough, KARZIN TYRN?) A 
certain someone saw MAN-O-WAR at The Blazing Unicorn with the shakes, and now he 
fails to show up to defend his throne.  What a pathetic slob!  What can be a greater 
victory?  STEELHORSE has taken his place as the top, as DAL SHANG's new Duelmaster.  
Word has it one team in DAL SHANG is taking speech lessons to try to bore their 
opponent to death.  I'll bet it works.   
     My mother wished me to avoid conflict, and seek the gentle trade of Spyreporter. 
But warriors aren't supposed to avoid fights!  To quell some nasty rumors, the guys 
in STUMBLIN' DRUNK are not carrying any incurable diseases.  No need to avoid 'em.  
Like a pup with its tail between its legs, CUBICLE CRUSADERS scurried away from 
STUMBLIN' DRUNK.  Oh, the shame!   
     Like the wind whispering among the pines, do hearest I many disquieting rumors.  
Oh hard!  that to strike a flame, the match itself must needs be wasting!   
     Do not think spyreporting in DAL SHANG is the highlight of my life.  Keep those 
sands bloody and the buzzards fat!  Can anything compare to the pleasure of writing 
Spyreports for DAL SHANG?  On that giddy note I take my leave-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STEELHORSE 6900              12   2  0    85       POSSE (718)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MAN-O-WAR 6810               16  10  3    99       TIL DEATH DO US PART (724)
-AMORE' 6879                  12   8  2    92       STUMBLIN' DRUNK (356)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-IRISH CREAM 3065             17  24  2    90       STUMBLIN' DRUNK (356)
-OCTAVIA 6890                 13   5  2    78       TIL DEATH DO US PART (724)
-SCREWDRIVER 3541             14  15  2    70       STUMBLIN' DRUNK (356)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CHIANA 6807                  13  11  0    66       TIL DEATH DO US PART (724)
 DILBERT 6587                  7   2  0    61       CUBICLE CRUSADERS (714)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MERRO DOSH 6912               8   4  1    51       SAND DANCERS (233)
 KILLIAN TEN VIR 6926          6   1  0    49       SAND DANCERS (233)
 JOEVINA SARIL 6904            7   6  0    44       SAND DANCERS (233)
-BOBIKA VHETT 6914             5   5  0    44       TIL DEATH DO US PART (724)
 BETTER DUCK 6889              8  11  0    38       MIGHTY DUCKS (720)
-MOJITO 6896                   5  10  1    36       STUMBLIN' DRUNK (356)
 LORIN TEN KORO 6916           6   4  0    34       SAND DANCERS (233)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GUNSMOKE 6933                 2   2  0    26       POSSE (718)
 KARZIN TYRN 6911              6   6  0    24       SAND DANCERS (233)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BLACK VELVET 6913             3   6  0    22       STUMBLIN' DRUNK (356)
 DERRINGER 6938                2   0  0    18       POSSE (718)
 SLICED DUCK 6943              1   0  0    15       MIGHTY DUCKS (720)
 DUCK KA-BOB 6939              2   0  0    14       MIGHTY DUCKS (720)
-KARMA 6925                    2   4  0    10       TIL DEATH DO US PART (724)
 TENDERIZED DUCK 6944          1   0  1     9       MIGHTY DUCKS (720)
-ZED 691                       0   1  0     1       STUDS (131)
 WOUNDED DUCK 6942             0   1  0     1       MIGHTY DUCKS (720)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
NORMAR THE BLOND 2     0  1 0   1                   TENDERIZED DUCK 6944  396 NONE    
SLASHER 6941           0  1 0 POSSE 718             MASTER JAI ARRAL 23   396 NONE    

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
STRIKER 6940           0  1 0 POSSE 718             BLUESTONE 26          396 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Dilbert -- Oh, gods, THAT was embarrassing.  Even on a downchallenge, I should have
made a better showing than that. -- Merro Dosh

Chiana -- (sigh)  Jorja warned me there would be days like this.  At least you didn't
draw it out for hours and hours. -- Joevina Saril

Do I have to write a personal to a standby?  One who actually BEAT me, besides?  And
it was a mismatch.  Aren't there any standbys closer to my ranking?  Is this any way
to run an arena?  Can I retire?  What--

(sound of someone getting smacked upside the head)

Sagat of Paidan -- Good fight. -- Karzin Tyrn

Karma -- Bad match for you, but the style balance almost made up for it.  Good
effort. -- Lorin ten Koro

Well, at least *I* got a standby way below me.  Rather relaxing, really. -- Killian
ten Vir

Assur -- Fare well, then.  See you around. -- Jorja

It has come to our attention that standbys in other arenas have been allowed to write
the occasional personal ad.  This seems to us a good idea.  We shall write, and also
answer, personal ads in this arena. -- Captain Lensar, for the Dal Shang Standby
Warriors

Duck Ka-Bob -- I hope you live up to your name, you vicious fowl! -- Bevan the Tinker

Killian ten Vir -- If you would care to try that on a more even level, meet me behind
the Burning Unicorn at sunset. -- Normar the Blond

Karzin Tyrn -- The steward reported that my win was due to luck.  This is untrue.  My
win was due to superior performance.  If you were to practice occasionally, you MIGHT
have held your own.  Or not. -- Sagat of Paidan

Amore' -- Well done. -- Captain Lensar
P.S.  For a drunk.

Irish Cream -- You're softer than a stone. -- Maldi Stonebreaker

Man-O-War -- Drat.  Well, the conditions of our charter require me to warn you that
the International Chardinee Society will mark your name on their books. -- Lendo ten
Chardin

Octavia -- You are placing too much trust in your weapons, young woman!  The mind is
more important than the steel.  Learn to think like a blade. -- Master of the Edge

     *clang!*

A busy time in the Dark Arena, and a feast of ducks.  We note but do not gloat over
our victories. -- Arenamaster Jai Arral

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SLASHER was butchered by MASTER JAI ARRAL in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
STRIKER was slaughtered by BLUESTONE in a action packed 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
STEELHORSE savagely defeated CAPTIAN LENSAR in a 3 minute gruesome Title fight.
DILBERT bested BETTER DUCK in a popular 3 minute contest.
JOEVINA SARIL defeated KORKA THE HAIRY in a 2 minute master vs. amateur match.
MERRO DOSH overpowered SAGAT OF PAIDAN in a 1 minute bloody one-sided struggle.
LORIN TEN KORO handily defeated FELTAR OF ILLIS in a 1 minute uneven fight.
KILLIAN TEN VIR vanquished ONE-EYED YOFAN in a 1 minute uneven duel.
KARZIN TYRN lost to GUNSMOKE in a 2 minute fight.
DERRINGER vanquished WOUNDED DUCK in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
DUCK KA-BOB defeated NORMAR THE BLOND in a 1 minute beginner's match.
SLICED DUCK overpowered BERVAN THE TINKER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
TENDERIZED DUCK savagely slew NORMAR THE BLOND in a 1 minute amateur's competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         WALL OF STEEL     12 -   8 -  1      60  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   4 -  1      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         LUNGING ATTACK    47 -  34 -  2      58  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         SLASHING ATTACK   20 -  15 -  1      57  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK   19 -  23 -  2      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   9 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         AIMED BLOW        10 -  13 -  1      43  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         TOTAL PARRY        3 -   5 -  0      38  |

Turn 396 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      1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  2         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     6 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    STEELHORSE 6900            12   2  0   85 POSSE (718)
LUNGING ATTACK   DILBERT 6587                7   2  0   61 CUBICLE CRUSADERS (714)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is STEELHORSE 6900.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was DILBERT 6587.  The ten other most popular fighters were STEELHORSE 6900, JOEVINA 
SARIL 6904, MERRO DOSH 6912, STRIKER 6940, BETTER DUCK 6889, LORIN TEN KORO 6916, 
KILLIAN TEN VIR 6926, GUNSMOKE 6933, DUCK KA-BOB 6939, and SLASHER 6941.

The least popular fighter this week was WOUNDED DUCK 6942.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were TENDERIZED DUCK 6944, SLICED DUCK 6943, DERRINGER 6938, KARZIN 
TYRN 6911, SLASHER 6941, DUCK KA-BOB 6939, GUNSMOKE 6933, KILLIAN TEN VIR 6926, LORIN 
TEN KORO 6916, and BETTER DUCK 6889.