DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/01/2007    Duedate: 05/28/2007

ERINIKA ARENA

DM-73    TURN-185

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

KARATIA
KIWI CONNECTION (406)
(73-3624) [13-2-1,129]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BULL FROG                      THOMAS
THE BULLS (43)                 DREW'S BOYS (575)
(73-4547) [17-7-0,139]         (73-5031) [5-0-1,67]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

WANSTEAD                       STINGER
KIWI CONNECTION (406)          PLAY BALL (623)
(73-3628) [13-12-0,88]         (73-5428) [1-2-0,25]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

KIWI CONNECTION (406)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. PLAY BALL (623)             62
2. GASHOUSE GANG (622)         54      THE BULLS (43)
3. THE BULLS (43)              30      Unchartered Team
4. SUE'S BOYS (632)            22
5. AIR CANADA (635)            20      AIR CANADA (635)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*AIR CANADA (635)           5   0  0  100   1/ 1 KIWI CONNECTION (406)    10  5 1
 2/ 0*SUPER STARS (629)          4   0  1  100   2/ 2*DREW'S BOYS (575)         5  1 0
 3/ 0*SUE'S BIG BOYS (634)       3   0  1  100   3/ 0*PLAY BALL (623)           4  1 0
 4/ 0*FIRST DATE (637)           1   0  0  100   4/ 0*GASHOUSE GANG (622)       3  0 1
 5/ 1*DREW'S BOYS (575)          9   1  1 90.0   5/ 3 WORLDWIDE GORE (36)       2  0 0
 6/ 0*SUE'S BOYS (632)           6   1  1 85.7   6/ 0*AIR CANADA (635)          2  0 0
 7/ 0*GASHOUSE GANG (622)        3   1  1 75.0   7/ 7 THE BULLS (43)            2  1 0
 8/ 3 THE BULLS (43)           169  82 10 67.3   8/ 0*SUE'S BOYS (632)          2  1 0
 9/ 2 KIWI CONNECTION (406)     33  19  2 63.5   9/ 0*SUE'S BIG BOYS (634)      1  0 1
10/ 5 WORLDWIDE GORE (36)      400 326 32 55.1  10/ 0*SUPER STARS (629)         1  0 0
11- 6 DRAKE'S LODGE (126)       66  65  3 50.4  11/ 0*FIRST DATE (637)          1  0 0
12/ 7 FAVORITE GUYS (642)      502 607 12 45.3  12/ 5 FAVORITE GUYS (642)       0  6 0
13/ 0*PLAY BALL (623)            6   8  0 42.9  13- 6 DRAKE'S LODGE (126)       0  2 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

     "It's infamous!"  Ardane, spy reporter for Andorak, scowled and drew back his
arm to throw his goblet through the window at the crowd outside.  Then paused to
drain the contents before resuming the about-to-throw-it position.
     "Now, now, it isn't THAT bad."  Desiree of Darkholm, always the voice of sweet
reason at these meetings, laid a hand on his, smiled, and guided the goblet back to
the table.  "It's just a little mistake, you know."
     "Ha!"  Debby Tonte of Free Blades stabbed viciously into her drink with an
umbrella.  "That's easy for YOU to say.  The Delarquans aren't complaining."
     "Of course not."  Galen of Talahya looked faintly envious as she pulled a chunk
of pineapple out of her glass and began to nibble it.  "That's because the Delarquans
are THE Masters of Kung-Fu."
     "You think some managers are complaining," Olaf Modeen said, "you should hear
what the GLADIATORS are saying.  All these rumors about the Aimed Blows having
'special enhancements'..." he shook his head.  "I know it isn't true, you know it
isn't true, the top managers know it isn't true--"
     "Of course it isn't true!"  Ketchum, spy reporter for Crysalis, matched scowls
with Ardane and said, "If ANY one style was going to get a special enhancement, it
should be--"
     "Not now, Ketch," Olaf said.  "Nobody gets, nobody has gotten, nobody WILL get,
special enhancements.  That's always been the rule, and we all know how the Greywand
hates changes.  The real problem--"
     "Try telling that to some of the managers," Debby muttered, peering into her
glass for more fruit.  "They don't want to hear it.  Every time I turn around, some
manager is claiming that someone got a special change and, you know, HE didn't and
it's all unfair."
     "The REAL problem," Olaf said firmly, over-riding her voice, "is explaining to
all the second-rate Aimed Blows why they haven't received any of these 'special
enhancements' they keep hearing about."
     "There aren't any special enhancements," Ardane growled.  "None.  Just managers
who noticed that the Kung-Fu Master is a lot more dangerous than anyone expected, and
have put YEARS into the study of Kung-Fu and learned how to really USE it for their
own gladiators."
     "Saved a lot on weapons, too," Ketchum murmured.
     "But people keep complaining," Debby Tonte said.  She fished one last piece of
fruit out of her glass and stared at it dubiously.
     "There WERE no special enhancements," Olaf said.  "There ARE no special
enhancements.  There WILL BE no special enhancements.  It's all a matter of deep
study and skilled management."
     "Like anyone's going to believe that!"
     "They have no choice," Ketchum said.  "If no 'special enhancements' were given
out, then none can be taken back.  It is the way it is.  What's the point in
complaining because the sun rises in the east?"

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
ERINIKA brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  If this keeps up, FAVORITE GUYS, 
you'll have to shine swords instead of use them.  A drop of 7 in the rankings?  Of 
course, we're all terribly impressed to see MCGWIRE win a fight and gain 21 points, 
terribly.  Tsk, tsk, STUB BULL beat FAIRLIE and FAIRLIE lost 15 points.  You're 
breakin' my heart.  Looks like ERINIKA has some guts at least, KARATIA the Duelmaster 
was this turn's most-challenged warrior.  Going for broke or broken, our Duelmaster 
CHILLILI CHES challenged this turn.  And if variety is the spice of life, ERINIKA may 
be getting bland, as KARATIA stays top dog in the city.  Kickbacks and bribes, 
kickbacks and bribes, how else do you think some of these guys win their fights?  
Skill?  Ha!   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.  
ERINIKA, I am losing what little hope I had in you.  WORLDWIDE GORE the most avoided 
team?  What insult will suffice, I cannot say.  And who led the way in this mass act 
of cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was KIWI CONNECTION.  Ha ha ha ha!  
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  We're all going to die in the end, so why worry if 
the fate catches up with you sooner that later?   
     There's got to be a better place in ERINIKA to get a drink than The Swinging 
Aardvark!  Any suggestions?  Phlllt!  Just had to do that before I leave the fine 
city of ERINIKA.  I feel much better now.  I see the crowds are getting restless, I 
must leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KARATIA 3624                 13   2  1   129       KIWI CONNECTION (406)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BULL FROG 4547               17   7  0   139       THE BULLS (43)
 APPLE DANISH 5247            14   2  0   123       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
-RED HOT CHILE PAPA 3358      22  13  1   113       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
-YANKEE DOODLE 3605           21  19  0   107       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
-BULL MARKET 4124             22  10  1   103       THE BULLS (43)
-SILVER BULL ION 5149         11   3  1   101       THE BULLS (43)
-CROSS CZECH 4008             14  14  2    98       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
-EUROPEAN HAND BULL 3099      18  11  0    91       THE BULLS (43)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WANSTEAD 3628                13  12  0    88       KIWI CONNECTION (406)
-RED RUEPHIN 4443             12   6  0    87       DRAKE'S LODGE (126)
 THOMAS 5031                   5   0  1    67       DREW'S BOYS (575)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LAELKORISSA 5599             13  19  2    60       FAVORITE GUYS (642)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SEA KING 5524                 2   0  0    33       AIR CANADA (635)
 JEROME BETTIS 5501            2   0  0    31       SUE'S BOYS (632)
 ANTWOINE RANDEL-EL 5502       2   0  1    28       SUE'S BOYS (632)
 STINGER 5428                  1   2  0    25       PLAY BALL (623)
 STUB BULL 5485                1   2  0    25       THE BULLS (43)
 EDMONDS 5420                  1   1  0    25       GASHOUSE GANG (622)
 RED WING 5484                 2   0  0    24       PLAY BALL (623)
 CARDINAL 5427                 1   1  0    24       PLAY BALL (623)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRAD PAISLEY 5520             2   0  1    22       SUE'S BIG BOYS (634)
 SUN TZU 5488                  2   0  0    21       SUPER STARS (629)
 GRIFFON 5523                  2   0  0    21       AIR CANADA (635)
 MCGWIRE 5423                  1   0  1    21       GASHOUSE GANG (622)
 GORDON 5032                   4   1  0    19       DREW'S BOYS (575)
 MARLIN 5426                   2   2  0    15       PLAY BALL (623)
-HERCULES 5525                 1   0  0    15       AIR CANADA (635)
-KENNY CHESNEY 5517            1   0  0    15       SUE'S BIG BOYS (634)
-HINES WARD 5505               1   0  0    15       SUE'S BOYS (632)
-SUN LIGHT 5489                1   0  1    14       SUPER STARS (629)
 HAWERA 5596                   2   1  1    13       KIWI CONNECTION (406)
-SUN RAY 5490                  1   0  0    13       SUPER STARS (629)
 BUTTERFLIES 5535              1   0  0    13       FIRST DATE (637)
 ROLEN 5422                    1   0  0    13       GASHOUSE GANG (622)
-HYL TON 5118                  1   2  0    11       DRAKE'S LODGE (126)
-EMBAS ESWITES 5045            0   1  0    11       DRAKE'S LODGE (126)
 ROSHILL 3625                  3   1  0    10       KIWI CONNECTION (406)
-BEN ROTHLESBURGER 5504        1   0  0     9       SUE'S BOYS (632)
 FAIRLIE 5595                  2   1  0     7       KIWI CONNECTION (406)
-SUE PERATE 5044               0   3  0     3       DRAKE'S LODGE (126)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
MORDANT DESERTER 2     0  1 0   1                   BRAD PAISLEY 5520     185 NONE    
EMBEZZLING SCRIBE 5    0  1 0   1                   MCGWIRE 5423          185 NONE    
LYNX 5554              0  1 0 PLAY BALL 623         SNENITH 22            185 NONE    
TOMMY MADDOX 5503      0  1 0 SUE'S BOYS 632        GRONDATH 18           185 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Crip -- What are you doing?  You didn't have to run.  Now I won't get all my turns
for free.  There goes the check book. -- the Mun

Karatia -- Well!  I didn't expect to transfer right into a title fight!  The never of
me, eh?  I would not DREAM of imposing myself on an arena that doesn't even know me
yet, so I cede the title to you.  Not a problem.  Wear it in good health. -- Chillili
Ches

Thomas -- You are a very rude young man!  Of course, you're an orc and a lefty, so
what else can be expected? -- Laelkorissa

Well!  I notice that my Charisma has increased due to this transfer.  I shall
certainly retain the new rating! -- Chillili Ches
P.S.  What!?!  (voice rising to a piercing shriek)  SMALL SHIELD?  Born to Scum?  No
WAY.

Shall I fill out this team again, or let it evaporate? -- Jorja, Favorite Guys

20 April 2007
All -- I've been...out of circulation for the last couple of months, and my lists
are not up to date.  If you've announced a manager name, a new alliance, or changed
a manager name or alliance since the middle of February, let me know in the ads, via
diplo, or in an e-mail (Sue (at) solberg-mathews (dot) com).  For that matter, if
you just want to make sure I've got things right, you can always do the same. -- The
Saint, keeper of lists

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

LYNX was butchered by SNENITH in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
TOMMY MADDOX was barely slain by GRONDATH in a exciting 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
KARATIA demolished CHILLILI CHES in a 1 minute uneven Challenge Title fight.
STUB BULL devastated FAIRLIE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
APPLE DANISH overpowered CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute mismatched match.
WANSTEAD was devastated by BULL FROG in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided duel.
THOMAS beat LAELKORISSA in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
GORDON was savagely defeated by STINGER in a action packed 2 minute gruesome melee.
CARDINAL vanquished EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
MARLIN vanquished MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
EDMONDS overpowered ROSHILL in a 1 minute uneven match.
RED WING overpowered PERSISTANT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
SUN TZU demolished MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
JEROME BETTIS devastated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
ANTWOINE RANDEL-EL overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
BRAD PAISLEY assassinated MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
GRIFFON devastated CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute uneven duel.
SEA KING overpowered HAWERA in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
BUTTERFLIES devastated CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
ROLEN demolished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
MCGWIRE executed EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute mismatched fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  8         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         AIMED BLOW        11 -   1 -  1      92  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         LUNGING ATTACK    13 -   5 -  0      72  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -   6 -  1      70  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         TOTAL PARRY        9 -   6 -  0      60  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK    15 -  11 -  3      58  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         SLASHING ATTACK    1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 185 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         3 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  3         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    7 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     6 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  2         1  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       KARATIA 3624               13   2  1  129 KIWI CONNECTION (406)
LUNGING ATTACK   BULL FROG 4547             17   7  0  139 THE BULLS (43)
STRIKING ATTACK  APPLE DANISH 5247          14   2  0  123 WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
BASHING ATTACK   WANSTEAD 3628              13  12  0   88 KIWI CONNECTION (406)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is WANSTEAD 3628.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was STINGER 5428.  The ten other most popular fighters were BULL FROG 4547, JEROME 
BETTIS 5501, TOMMY MADDOX 5503, KARATIA 3624, STUB BULL 5485, APPLE DANISH 5247, 
THOMAS 5031, CARDINAL 5427, EDMONDS 5420, and MCGWIRE 5423.

The least popular fighter this week was HAWERA 5596.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ROSHILL 3625, LAELKORISSA 5599, FAIRLIE 5595, ROLEN 5422, BUTTERFLIES 
5535, SEA KING 5524, GRIFFON 5523, BRAD PAISLEY 5520, ANTWOINE RANDEL-EL 5502, and 
SUN TZU 5488.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

BULL FROG (73-4547) THE BULLS (43)

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

CHILLILI CHES (73-5604) FAVORITE GUYS (642)

               NEW TEAMS IN THE TEMPORARY TOURNAMENT ARENAS (DM 81/83)

Please note that all new teams created at the Face-to-Face were temporarily placed 
in a temporary Tournament Arena, DM 81 or DM 83.  If you requested that your team be 
placed in a specific arena, it has already transferred to that arena.  Any teams not 
transferred out of DM 81 and DM 83 by May 1 will be deleted.  If you have questions 
about any of your teams, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI