DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/12/2007    Duedate: 04/25/2007

DAYLA KIV ARENA

DM-74    TURN-362

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SANDMAN
DARKLINGS (342)
(74-2896) [14-18-2,99]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SANDMAN                        POSITION IS EMPTY
DARKLINGS (342)                
(74-2896) [14-18-2,99]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SANDMAN                        VIOLIN STRINGS
DARKLINGS (342)                ARENA FELINES (461)
(74-2896) [14-18-2,99]         (74-4126) [1-0-1,33]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ARENA FELINES (461)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DARKLINGS (342)             24
2. ARENA FELINES (461)         13      ARENA FELINES (461)
3. SAND DANCERS (251)           8      Unchartered Team
4. HANNA BARBARIANS (504)       0
5. CORPS (346)                  0      CODE BLUE (232)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 2*HANNA BARBARIANS (504)    10   3  2 76.9   1/ 1 ARENA FELINES (461)       9  4 4
 2/ 3 ARENA FELINES (461)       56  37  6 60.2   2/ 2 SAND DANCERS (251)        6  8 0
 3- 4 CORPS (346)              431 303 23 58.7   3/ 4 DARKLINGS (342)           2  1 0
 4/ 5 DARKLINGS (342)          191 182  6 51.2   4- 5*HANNA BARBARIANS (504)    1  1 0
 5/ 6 SAND DANCERS (251)       823 889 32 48.1   5- 6 CORPS (346)               1  5 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

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly DAYLA KIV games.  LARIS TYL ZORA caught the eye of 
many in the gladiatorial commission as she skillfully bested DARSAL THE FALSE and was 
awarded 10 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, DANGEROUS 
BON LOKAR put down DOLBY KLEE, causing him to lose 10 points of recognition in the 
process.  The city has turned out in honor of SANDMAN, for with his arena victory he 
may now lay claim to the highest position in the city!  Heed this!  A seer has warned 
that if exactly 6 die in duels this week, the whole city shall perish!  Just 
remember...5 or 7!   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  VIOLIN STRINGS has sworn to take up religion upon 
living to tell of his recent bout with the Dark Arena horrors.  A rare thing indeed!  
Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers the miserable with fortune but sets enemies 
against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     The girls are as pretty in DAYLA KIV as ever I remembered them....and the 
fighters as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  More than a sharp eye must I 
keep, indeed a stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari 
await me!  Till we meet again, remember:  a turtle walks slow, hides head in a shell, 
and harms no one; a lion runs to slay its prey.-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SANDMAN 2896                 14  18  2    99       DARKLINGS (342)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HONG KONG PHOOEY 4072         4   0  0    78       HANNA BARBARIANS (504)
 POLE CAT 3734                10   4  3    75       ARENA FELINES (461)
-GEORGE JETSON 4071            6   3  2    74       HANNA BARBARIANS (504)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LARIS TYL ZORA 4097          12   3  0    59       SAND DANCERS (251)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VORGAN TEN TALH 4093         10   6  0    55       SAND DANCERS (251)
 FEROCIOUS FELINE 3366         6   7  1    45       ARENA FELINES (461)
 DOLBY KLEE 4103               7   4  0    39       SAND DANCERS (251)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VIOLIN STRINGS 4126           1   0  1    33       ARENA FELINES (461)
-BENTLEY 4102                  3   2  0    30       CORPS (346)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SAND CRAPPER 4067             5   2  0    21       ARENA FELINES (461)
-TOYOTA 4115                   1   0  0    15       CORPS (346)
 KIRSSARINA 4114               0   5  0     5       SAND DANCERS (251)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
OUT OF 9 LIVES 4127    0  1 0 ARENA FELINES 461     DARINHASS THE FIRS 27 362 NONE    
STENRO BLACKBROWS 20   0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          VIOLIN STRINGS 4126   362 NONE    
JUJUBLE 4044          12 21 1 SAND DANCERS 251      POLE CAT 3734         361         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Well, the newsletter and fights have, once again, not arrived here.  I suppose
someone else has them.  Enjoy 'em, whoever you are. -- Jorja, Sand Dancers
P.S.  We WILL do personals today, even in the absence of any OTHER personals, by
accessing the electrons.

Pole Cat -- You really ARE a stinker!  I would curse you if I could think of anything
ferocious enough. -- Ghost of Jujuble
P.S.  My replacement won't be in today.  No time for it, and the electrons are, so
Jorja says, such a nuisance to corral.

George Jetson -- Whoa!  I didn't see that one coming.  Ouch. -- Vorgan ten Talh

That Dirty Ruffian!  I showed HIM what's what and who's who! -- Dolby Klee

Bentley -- I may sometimes find Vorgan really ANNOYING, but that doesn't mean some
random mechanism can run him down without consequences. -- Laris tyl Zora

Sand Crapper -- You. -- Krissarina

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

OUT OF 9 LIVES was butchered by DARINHASS THE FIRST in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
VIOLIN STRINGS viciously butchered STENRO BLACKBROWS in a 2 minute Dark Arena battle.
POLE CAT was demolished by SANDMAN in a 1 minute uneven Title fight.
VORGAN TEN TALH bested FEROCIOUS FELINE in a popular 1 minute contest.
LARIS TYL ZORA overpowered DARSAL THE FALSE in a 2 minute mismatched match.
DOLBY KLEE was devastated by DANGEROUS BON LOKAR in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
SAND CRAPPER bested KIRSSARINA in a 2 minute match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY        5 -   1 -  0      83  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         WALL OF STEEL      9 -   3 -  0      75  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -   7 -  4      68  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         AIMED BLOW         3 -   2 -  1      60  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   6 -  1      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         LUNGING ATTACK    21 -  21 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   5 -  0      44  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 362 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  POLE CAT 3734              10   4  3   75 ARENA FELINES (461)
WALL OF STEEL    LARIS TYL ZORA 4097        12   3  0   59 SAND DANCERS (251)
LUNGING ATTACK   VORGAN TEN TALH 4093       10   6  0   55 SAND DANCERS (251)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SANDMAN 2896.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was VIOLIN STRINGS 4126.  The ten other most popular fighters were VORGAN TEN TALH 
4093, LARIS TYL ZORA 4097, KIRSSARINA 4114, OUT OF 9 LIVES 4127, SANDMAN 2896, 
FEROCIOUS FELINE 3366, SAND CRAPPER 4067, POLE CAT 3734, DOLBY KLEE 4103, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was DOLBY KLEE 4103.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were POLE CAT 3734, SAND CRAPPER 4067, FEROCIOUS FELINE 3366, SANDMAN 2896, 
OUT OF 9 LIVES 4127, KIRSSARINA 4114, LARIS TYL ZORA 4097, VORGAN TEN TALH 4093, 
VIOLIN STRINGS 4126, and  0.

               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