DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/04/2007    Duedate: 07/17/2007

DAL SHANG ARENA

DM-65    TURN-398

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

STEELHORSE
POSSE (718)
(65-6900) [14-2-1,92]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

STEELHORSE                     LION HEART HAMMER
POSSE (718)                    ABATTOIR HAMMERZ (727)
(65-6900) [14-2-1,92]          (65-6921) [2-0-1,22]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

STEELHORSE                     ROPE MAN
POSSE (718)                    MIGHTY HEROES (728)
(65-6900) [14-2-1,92]          (65-6928) [1-0-0,21]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MIGHTY DUCKS (720)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. POSSE (718)                 59
2. MIGHTY DUCKS (720)          31      MIGHTY DUCKS (720)
3. MIGHTY HEROES (728)         21      Unchartered Team
4. CUBICLE CRUSADERS (714)      0
5. ABATTOIR HAMMERZ (727)      -4      MIGHTY HEROES (728)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*MIGHTY HEROES (728)        1   0  0  100   1/ 2 MIGHTY DUCKS (720)       10  5 2
 2- 1 CUBICLE CRUSADERS (714)    8   2  0 80.0   2/ 3 POSSE (718)               9  6 1
 3/ 3 MIGHTY DUCKS (720)       245 218  8 52.9   3/ 1 SAND DANCERS (233)        8  7 0
 4/ 4 POSSE (718)              177 162 14 52.2   4/ 5*ABATTOIR HAMMERZ (727)    4  5 1
 5/ 7 SAND DANCERS (233)       823 948 21 46.5   5- 4 CUBICLE CRUSADERS (714)   2  0 0
 6/ 2*ABATTOIR HAMMERZ (727)     4   5  1 44.4   6/ 0*MIGHTY HEROES (728)       1  0 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 SAND DANCERS left the arena dejected, 
after being kicked out of the top spot by MIGHTY DUCKS.  Good show!  Good things come 
to those who fight well, as POSSE can attest, moving up by 1.  Practice pays for 
GUNSMOKE, who pummelled MERRO DOSH, to pocket 21 points.  Win some, lose some.  
Speaking of which, DERRINGER was winsome, after beating JOEVINA SARIL and seeing her 
lose 15 points.  SWEET ANELLA found out that DAL SHANG isn't a democracy.  You've 
gotta be the best to be Duelmaster here!  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.   
     A Zenmaster once told me, 'Does not the spinning wheel turn?  And do not the 
little birds cry out?'  Any ideas?   
     Ah, the duel!  The roar of the oppenent, the smell of the crowd!  Ask not a 
spymaster for counsel, for he will pontificate long after you have fallen into an 
unconscious stupor.   
     Do not think spyreporting in DAL SHANG is the highlight of my life.  My fingers 
tire and I fear my incessant prattling may cause unfair judgement upon my impeccable 
character.  Like a mixed metaphor, and an overtaxed simile, I now bid DAL SHANG 
farewell-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STEELHORSE 6900              14   2  1    92       POSSE (718)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DILBERT 6587                  8   2  0    70       CUBICLE CRUSADERS (714)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KILLIAN TEN VIR 6926          7   2  0    52       SAND DANCERS (233)
 BETTER DUCK 6889             10  11  0    51       MIGHTY DUCKS (720)
 GUNSMOKE 6933                 3   3  0    49       POSSE (718)
 DERRINGER 6938                4   0  0    48       POSSE (718)
 LORIN TEN KORO 6916           7   5  0    38       SAND DANCERS (233)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MERRO DOSH 6912               8   6  1    31       SAND DANCERS (233)
 JOEVINA SARIL 6904            8   7  0    31       SAND DANCERS (233)
 KARZIN TYRN 6911              7   7  0    28       SAND DANCERS (233)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LION HEART HAMMER 6921        2   0  1    22       ABATTOIR HAMMERZ (727)
 WOUNDED DUCK 6942             2   1  1    21       MIGHTY DUCKS (720)
 ROPE MAN 6928                 1   0  0    21       MIGHTY HEROES (728)
 DUCK KA-BOB 6939              4   0  0    20       MIGHTY DUCKS (720)
 PEACEMAKER 6951               1   0  0    15       POSSE (718)
 TENDERIZED DUCK 6944          2   1  1    14       MIGHTY DUCKS (720)
 SLICED DUCK 6943              1   2  0     5       MIGHTY DUCKS (720)
 MASHVILLE HAMMER 6918         1   1  0     4       ABATTOIR HAMMERZ (727)
 TYGER FISH HAMMER 6920        1   1  0     4       ABATTOIR HAMMERZ (727)
 TYGER LILY HAMMER 6919        0   2  0     2       ABATTOIR HAMMERZ (727)
 PINKERTON 6950                0   1  0     1       POSSE (718)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
BERVAN THE TINKER 4    0  1 0   1                   LION HEART HAMME 6921 398 NONE    
CRUSADING HAMMER 6917  0  1 0 ABATTOIR HAMMERZ 727  WOUNDED DUCK 6942     397         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Dilbert -- Darn.  I never managed cubes.  Just kind of lumpy squadges. -- Merro Dosh
P.S.  But the bedrest was good.  Thanks.
P.P.S.  For not killing me.

Korka the Hairy -- You're a pest, and something really nasty should happen to you in
an alley. -- Killian ten Vir

Better Duck -- Oh, cheese, good advice!  Too bad I didn't take it, huh? -- Lorin ten
Koro

P.S.  I don't see why you couldn't just stay down and let me win the fight, though.
I had it in the bag until you stood up again.  Drat.
P.P.S.  Which I guess translates as "Good fight."

Gunsmoke -- (frowning)  Couldn't you put, I don't know, a catalytic converter, or an
exhaust scrubber, or something on that smoky old thing?  It's air pollution! --
Joevina Saril
P.S.  And it was a really bad match for you.  There are days like that.  Not that *I*
am complaining, I got a WIN, after all.

Standbys, gotta love 'em. -- Karzin Tyrn
P.S.  At least I BEAT mine, Killian.  Ha!

Korka the Hairy -- False beard?  Cool!  It seems a very good one.  Where do you get
it? -- Joevina Saril, thinking of practical jokes she could play

Merro Dosh -- I've been to Paidan, too.  Once.  I'm not going back. -- Sagat of
Paidan

Lorin ten Koro -- And expose our families to the hostility of losing gladiators?  As
if! -- "Korka the Hairy"

Tyger Fish Hammer -- Ha.  Meet me in private where I don't have to fight with just
two fingers, and we'll see what happens! -- Herrol Two-finger
P.S.  Or maybe I'll switch masks with Korka the Hairy and do some serious damage....

Lion Heart Hammer -- Try and get your pots mended after that, eh?  I'm a union
tinker, and we don't go for this rough stuff by the customers. -- Bervan the Tinker

Karzin Tyrn -- One of these days, if you survive, you might be good.  You're barely
adequate right now. -- Polwhis the Candle

Killian ten Vir -- Believe it, turkey. -- Korka the Hairy

All -- It's a bit late, but here was Friar Duck:  11-16-5-21-15-5-11 PS  Good end/
normal dmg; skills: 20/(10 est)/17/19/(16-17)/25; blessed/hosed:  init/att/par were
mode; rip (-1,+2) undetermined; def (+3,+4) unconfirmed; +2 dec.  His peculiar
combination of skills and hit points may make it worth a dead tourney run. -- Woody

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

STEELHORSE bested SWEET ANELLA in a 3 minute Title fight.
BETTER DUCK devastated KARZIN TYRN in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
KILLIAN TEN VIR viciously subdued ONE-EYED YOFAN in a 2 minute gory match.
JOEVINA SARIL was vanquished by DERRINGER in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
MERRO DOSH was overpowered by GUNSMOKE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
LORIN TEN KORO devastated POLWHIS THE CANDLE in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
MASHVILLE HAMMER was luckily beaten by TENDERIZED DUCK in a 2 minute struggle.
TYGER LILY HAMMER was bested by DUCK KA-BOB in a 3 minute novice's competition.
TYGER FISH HAMMER was handily defeated by WOUNDED DUCK in a 1 minute uneven melee.
LION HEART HAMMER slaughtered BERVAN THE TINKER in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided duel.
SLICED DUCK was vanquished by PEACEMAKER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
ROPE MAN savagely defeated PINKERTON in a popular 2 minute gory melee.

                                    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 -   5 -  2      71  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    47 -  35 -  2      57  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         AIMED BLOW        12 -   9 -  1      57  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         SLASHING ATTACK   18 -  14 -  1      56  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   7 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   5 -  1      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   7 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         TOTAL PARRY        4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -  21 -  2      38  |

Turn 398 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     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         6  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  3                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    STEELHORSE 6900            14   2  1   92 POSSE (718)
LUNGING ATTACK   KILLIAN TEN VIR 6926        7   2  0   52 SAND DANCERS (233)
AIMED BLOW       DERRINGER 6938              4   0  0   48 POSSE (718)
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 ROPE MAN 6928.  The ten other most popular fighters were KILLIAN TEN VIR 6926, 
PINKERTON 6950, BETTER DUCK 6889, DUCK KA-BOB 6939, PEACEMAKER 6951, STEELHORSE 6900, 
DERRINGER 6938, GUNSMOKE 6933, LORIN TEN KORO 6916, and MASHVILLE HAMMER 6918.

The least popular fighter this week was SLICED DUCK 6943.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were TYGER FISH HAMMER 6920, TYGER LILY HAMMER 6919, JOEVINA SARIL 
6904, KARZIN TYRN 6911, WOUNDED DUCK 6942, MERRO DOSH 6912, LION HEART HAMMER 6921, 
TENDERIZED DUCK 6944, MASHVILLE HAMMER 6918, and LORIN TEN KORO 6916.

                           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!