DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/20/2007    Duedate: 07/03/2007

DAL SHANG ARENA

DM-65    TURN-397

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

STEELHORSE
POSSE (718)
(65-6900) [13-2-1,90]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

STEELHORSE                     TYGER FISH HAMMER
POSSE (718)                    ABATTOIR HAMMERZ (727)
(65-6900) [13-2-1,90]          (65-6920) [1-0-0,13]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

STEELHORSE                     KILLIAN TEN VIR
POSSE (718)                    SAND DANCERS (233)
(65-6900) [13-2-1,90]          (65-6926) [6-2-0,42]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SAND DANCERS (233)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ABATTOIR HAMMERZ (727)      37
2. POSSE (718)                 30      CUBICLE CRUSADERS (714)
3. CUBICLE CRUSADERS (714)      9      Unchartered Team
4. MIGHTY DUCKS (720)           3
5. STUMBLIN' DRUNK (356)        0      ABATTOIR HAMMERZ (727)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 CUBICLE CRUSADERS (714)    8   2  0 80.0   1/ 1 SAND DANCERS (233)        8  7 0
 2/ 0*ABATTOIR HAMMERZ (727)     3   2  0 60.0   2/ 3 MIGHTY DUCKS (720)        7  8 2
 3/ 2 MIGHTY DUCKS (720)       241 217  8 52.6   3/ 2 POSSE (718)               7  8 1
 4/ 3 POSSE (718)              173 161 14 51.8   4/ 4 CUBICLE CRUSADERS (714)   3  0 0
 5- 4 TIL DEATH DO US PA (724) 322 334 30 49.1   5/ 0*ABATTOIR HAMMERZ (727)    3  2 0
 6- 5 STUMBLIN' DRUNK (356)    134 149 12 47.3   6- 5 TIL DEATH DO US PA (724)  3  2 0
 7/ 6 SAND DANCERS (233)       821 945 21 46.5   7- 6 STUMBLIN' DRUNK (356)     2  2 0
 8- 7*STUDS (131)                0   1  0  0.0   8- 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

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster here with my bag to give you the news on last 
week's fights.  Hey everybody, watch out for TYGER FISH HAMMER, who flew up 13 points 
in the rankings after mashing HERROL TWO-FINGER like a melon.  Keep your eye on this 
gal.  And falling like a basher in the top ten was SLICED DUCK, who dropped 8 points 
after a disappointing (to say the least) bout with DERRINGER.  Our battling 
duelmaster STEELHORSE has managed to hold the title, fending off SWEET ANELLA's none 
too subtle advances.  Better luck next time, DAL SHANG.  Can you believe they are 
paying me 10 gold to deliver this stuff?   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the DAL SHANG arena.  And 
hey, kiddies, those of you who didn't avoid MIGHTY DUCKS, please raise you hand.  
Wow.  Does DAL SHANG really have that many liars?  For those of you who like math, 
try this one:  MIGHTY DUCKS + Weapons That go Boom = CUBICLE CRUSADERS + Avoid City.  
Well just about everybody wants a piece of DERRINGER, who was this week's most 
challenged warrior.  DILBERT of CUBICLE CRUSADERS had better have a good reason for 
challenging down 10 points in a challenge which he won.  I thought DILBERT showed 
great skill and promise when he subdued MERRO DOSH.  All right, so I slept through 
it!  Big deal!   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  Ask not the elves for counsel, for they will say both yes 
and no.  Silly buggers, eh?   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some tracks.  And 
remember, you can pick your friends and you can pick your--(loud boos), oh, you've 
heard that one already!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STEELHORSE 6900              13   2  1    90       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)
 DILBERT 6587                  8   2  0    70       CUBICLE CRUSADERS (714)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CHIANA 6807                  13  11  0    66       TIL DEATH DO US PART (724)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MERRO DOSH 6912               8   5  1    46       SAND DANCERS (233)
 JOEVINA SARIL 6904            8   6  0    46       SAND DANCERS (233)
-BOBIKA VHETT 6914             5   5  0    44       TIL DEATH DO US PART (724)
 BETTER DUCK 6889              9  11  0    43       MIGHTY DUCKS (720)
 KILLIAN TEN VIR 6926          6   2  0    42       SAND DANCERS (233)
-MOJITO 6896                   5  10  1    36       STUMBLIN' DRUNK (356)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LORIN TEN KORO 6916           6   5  0    31       SAND DANCERS (233)
 KARZIN TYRN 6911              7   6  0    28       SAND DANCERS (233)
 DERRINGER 6938                3   0  0    28       POSSE (718)
 GUNSMOKE 6933                 2   3  0    28       POSSE (718)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BLACK VELVET 6913             3   6  0    22       STUMBLIN' DRUNK (356)
 DUCK KA-BOB 6939              3   0  0    18       MIGHTY DUCKS (720)
 TYGER FISH HAMMER 6920        1   0  0    13       ABATTOIR HAMMERZ (727)
 LION HEART HAMMER 6921        1   0  0    11       ABATTOIR HAMMERZ (727)
 MASHVILLE HAMMER 6918         1   0  0    11       ABATTOIR HAMMERZ (727)
-KARMA 6925                    2   4  0    10       TIL DEATH DO US PART (724)
 WOUNDED DUCK 6942             1   1  1     7       MIGHTY DUCKS (720)
 SLICED DUCK 6943              1   1  0     7       MIGHTY DUCKS (720)
 TENDERIZED DUCK 6944          1   1  1     5       MIGHTY DUCKS (720)
 TYGER LILY HAMMER 6919        0   1  0     1       ABATTOIR HAMMERZ (727)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ZED 691                       0   1  0     1       STUDS (131)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
SWEET ANELLA 15        0  1 0   1                   STEELHORSE 6900       397 NONE    
CRUSADING HAMMER 6917  0  1 0 ABATTOIR HAMMERZ 727  WOUNDED DUCK 6942     397         
BASHER 6946            0  1 0 POSSE 718             BLUESTONE 26          397 NONE    
STRIKER 6945           0  1 0 POSSE 718             BLUESTONE 26          397 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Dal Shang Citizens -- An invitation from long ago is now being acted upon as my
Abattoir Hammerz answer the call to your arena sands for the foreseeable future! --
Hammer / Minister of War

Erudite Ed -- Please search your current files and post the identities of those
managers known to ply their bloody trade here in Dal Shang Arena! -- Hammer /
Minister of War

     Ed's otherwise occupied at the moment, please ask again next time. -- Temp Ed.

Dal Shang Citizens -- For the next several months select Hammerz stables will be
running throughout Alastari in a quest to fulfill a new goal for certain gladiators!
This includes my Abattoir Hammerz here in Dal Shang!  Should certain warriors die and
the replacements be inadequate for my purposes then I shall turn my attention to
other endeavors! -- Hammer / Minister of War

"The battle begins"?  For an introductory sentence, that's... lackluster, isn't it?
Maybe a case of somebody "couldn't think of anything else to say."  The battle
begins.  Actually, that has the virtue of simplicity.  It simply states the
situation.  No ambituity.  I kind of like it. -- Jorja

I see the effect of more than a decade of arena activity in the presence of Korka the
Hairy.  As a kid, I can remember watching the early matches, and this is not the same
person.  Heck, he glues on extra hair before the fight! -- Joevina Saril

Listen, I've been to Paidan.  I know the place and the people there.  And if this
incarnation of Sagat has ever seen the Bluefish Bay, well... I'll buy drinks all
around at the Burning Unicorn.  Which means that my money is perfectly safe. -- Merro
Dosh

Look, if we have to fight standbys, okay, fine, a win's a win.  But couldn't they
have their own names instead of all taking on the set "Standby Identities"? -- Lorin
ten Koro

Piece of cake! -- Killian ten Vir

Gunsmoke -- Wow, a real match!  I'm so excited, even though I got the only loss on
the team, it was a REAL loss!  Wow. -- Karzin Tyrn
P.S.  The stage direction said, "Gush."  Since it obviously wasn't directing me to
gush BLOOD or anything, I did the best I could with words.  Rather offensive,
frankly, but not as bad as gushing blood would have been.

Normar the Blond -- Did someone tell you I was stupid?  Of course I won't meet you in
the alley! -- Killian ten Vir

Sagat of Paidan -- It isn't YOUR job to nag me, and I don't have to listen. -- Karzin
Tyrn

Tenderized Duck -- Feeling testy, were you? -- Normar the Blond, resurrected and
annoyed

Sliced Duck -- all right, all right, no more comments about orange sauce.  But it
would be good.... -- Bervan the Tinker

Duck Ka-Bob -- I wish! -- Normar the Blond

Killian ten Vir -- If I hadn't been wearing that eye patch, my depth perception,
which is normally EXCELLENT, would have made it possible for me to parry and strike
to very POINTED effect. -- One-Eyed Yofan

Lorin ten Koro -- You make it hard to dance at the Summer Fair. -- Feltar of Illis

Merro Dosh -- You may disguise the matter with fair words, but to repeatedly strike a
man who has fallen is the act of, ah, someone determined to win at all costs.  I
could have DIED, you know. -- Sagat of Paidan

Joevina Saril -- Careful, woman!  That false beard is expensive! -- Korka the Hairy

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BASHER was dealt death by BLUESTONE in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
STRIKER was dealt death by BLUESTONE in a exciting 3 minute Dark Arena duel.
DILBERT handily defeated MERRO DOSH in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
SLICED DUCK was vanquished by DERRINGER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
STEELHORSE slew SWEET ANELLA in a exciting 2 minute Title fight.
KILLIAN TEN VIR was unbelievably bested by KORKA THE HAIRY in a 2 minute brawl.
LORIN TEN KORO was unbelievably bested by BETTER DUCK in a 2 minute bloody match.
JOEVINA SARIL overcame GUNSMOKE in a 2 minute fight.
KARZIN TYRN overcame POLWHIS THE CANDLE in a 1 minute gruesome melee.
TENDERIZED DUCK lost to MASHVILLE HAMMER in a 1 minute novice's duel.
WOUNDED DUCK dispatched CRUSADING HAMMER in a 2 minute gory novice's duel.
DUCK KA-BOB beat TYGER LILY HAMMER in a popular 3 minute novice's melee.
LION HEART HAMMER subdued BERVAN THE TINKER in a 2 minute bloody amateur's match.
TYGER FISH HAMMER devastated HERROL TWO-FINGER in a 1 minute one-sided battle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   8         WALL OF STEEL     12 -   7 -  2      63  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    47 -  35 -  2      57  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         SLASHING ATTACK   18 -  15 -  2      55  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW        11 -  11 -  1      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   5 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   8 -  0      47  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         TOTAL PARRY        4 -   5 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         STRIKING ATTACK   16 -  22 -  2      42  |

Turn 397 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    STEELHORSE 6900            13   2  1   90 POSSE (718)
LUNGING ATTACK   DILBERT 6587                8   2  0   70 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 STRIKER 6945.  The ten other most popular fighters were KILLIAN TEN VIR 6926, 
DUCK KA-BOB 6939, LION HEART HAMMER 6921, LORIN TEN KORO 6916, JOEVINA SARIL 6904, 
CRUSADING HAMMER 6917, GUNSMOKE 6933, DILBERT 6587, DERRINGER 6938, and STEELHORSE 
6900.

The least popular fighter this week was SLICED DUCK 6943.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were MERRO DOSH 6912, TYGER LILY HAMMER 6919, TENDERIZED DUCK 6944, 
BASHER 6946, TYGER FISH HAMMER 6920, WOUNDED DUCK 6942, MASHVILLE HAMMER 6918, KARZIN 
TYRN 6911, BETTER DUCK 6889, and STEELHORSE 6900.