DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/19/2007    Duedate: 05/02/2007

JADE MOUNTAIN ARENA

DM-75    TURN-359

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SAMOSET
I AM SAM (267)
(75-3043) [13-6-0,112]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SAMOSET                        POSITION IS EMPTY
I AM SAM (267)                 
(75-3043) [13-6-0,112]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GREATSWORD                     SERNILLAN
WEAPONS I WON'T USE (284)      SAND DANCERS (67)
(75-3231) [7-12-1,58]          (75-3207) [14-18-1,74]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SAND DANCERS (67)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SAND DANCERS (67)           13
2. WEAPONS I WON'T USE (284)   10      MANAGER MUSINGS (240)
3. MANAGER MUSINGS (240)        9      Unchartered Team
4. I AM SAM (267)               6
5. PARANOID ASYLUM (234)        0      KLESKO IS GOD (145)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 MANAGER MUSINGS (240)    392 198  9 66.4   1/ 2 SAND DANCERS (67)         8  4 0
 2/ 2 I AM SAM (267)            57  31  2 64.8   2/ 1 MANAGER MUSINGS (240)     5  4 0
 3- 3 PARANOID ASYLUM (234)    134 139 12 49.1   3/ 3 I AM SAM (267)            4  0 0
 4/ 4 SAND DANCERS (67)        660 %1051 20 38.6   4/ 4 WEAPONS I WON'T US (284)  3  3 0
 5/ 5 WEAPONS I WON'T US (284)  15  28  1 34.9   5- 5 PARANOID ASYLUM (234)     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

     Ready for some action-packed adventure, some thrills, chills and spills?  Well 
fergit it, cause this is the Spyreport for JADE MOUNTAIN.  Like, MANAGER MUSINGS had 
to be so embarrassed when they got kicked off #1 spot by SAND DANCERS!  Way to go 
SAND DANCERS!  MVP award for JADE BELLE?  SAND DANCERS' proud of her after beating 
TALK-TO-DEATH and getting 15 points.  Talk about yer major upsets!  ULRA T'SSAR's 
match with SOULTAKER cost her a loss of 16 points!  Don't you think the Duelmaster is 
being unfair?  I think SAMOSET should let CAPTAIN MONDINOR be Duelmaster for a while, 
without fighting about it.  Who was the wiseguy that said JADE MOUNTAIN's Duelmaster 
was paying for drinks at The Green Axe?  Don't look at me!   
     Look, you guys stick to fighting, all right?  SAND DANCERS was JADE MOUNTAIN's 
most avoided team.  Is there some award for that?  Hhmph!  What kind of warriors are 
MANAGER MUSINGS?  SAND DANCERS, an easy team to beat if I ever saw one, can't get 
them to accept an invitation!  Like, is SERNILLAN popular, or what?  She was 
challenged the most in all of JADE MOUNTAIN!  She's got a 14-18-1, is that good?   
     Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other!  Don't you guys ever give 
it a break?  Fight, fight, fight.  Is that all you guys can do?   
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I'm getting tired of writing this stuff, so I'm calling it 
quits.  I had a fun time, see you later-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SAMOSET 3043                 13   6  0   112       I AM SAM (267)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SAMICH 3046                   6   0  1   115       I AM SAM (267)
-FOOTSTEPS 3155               10   2  0   102       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-VERN 3186                    17  12  1    87       MANAGER MUSINGS (240)
-SLUGBAIT 3245                11   4  0    75       MANAGER MUSINGS (240)
 SERNILLAN 3207               14  18  1    74       SAND DANCERS (67)
-SAMURAI 3119                 11   3  0    72       I AM SAM (267)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GARTH 3246                   12   3  0    66       MANAGER MUSINGS (240)
 SOULTAKER 3253                6   5  0    66       MANAGER MUSINGS (240)
 GREATSWORD 3231               7  12  1    58       WEAPONS I WON'T USE (284)
 DARQUE 3185                  16   5  1    57       MANAGER MUSINGS (240)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ULRA T'SSAR 3224              9  20  1    48       SAND DANCERS (67)
 MAUL 3230                     7  12  0    48       WEAPONS I WON'T USE (284)
-CORINTHIAN 3195               3   2  0    36       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZELORAND 3281                 2   0  0    22       SAND DANCERS (67)
 JADE BELLE 3282               1   0  0    15       SAND DANCERS (67)
-LIFER 3250                    2   1  0     7       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Sam and crew -- Are we to take your duelmaster column as an expression of all you
know?  Surely you know something?  You can do better than that. -- FTF Manager

Ulra -- That street sweeper thing was uncalled for, you cad!  I look far better as a
warrior than as a street person with my pony tail.  (Oops, scratch that.) --
Soultaker

Bahning The Lawyer -- I agree; ban em all! -- Soultaker The Winner

Ulra -- Sorry to make that win so fast, but I had other things to do.  See? -- Vern

Samoset -- Good catch. -- Donal Pines

Vern -- Flattery will not get you french toast for breakfast. -- Ulra T'ssar

Greatsword -- Bias, nothing but bias. -- Sernillan

Lifer -- Aren't we all. -- Zelorand
P.S.  And they really ARE out to get us, too.  I can tell.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DARQUE was viciously subdued by SERNILLAN in a 3 minute master's Challenge fight.
SOULTAKER demolished ULRA T'SSAR in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
SAMOSET overpowered CAPTAIN MONDINOR in a 1 minute mismatched Title duel.
MAUL bested WAN-FA THE DANCER in a 1 minute veteran vs. novice fight.
GREATSWORD devastated STONEFACE MIKARN in a 1 minute gory uneven brawl.
ZELORAND bested GUARDSMAN TAN in a 1 minute amateur's match.
JADE BELLE overcame TALK-TO-DEATH in a 2 minute beginner's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   2 -  0      71  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         BASHING ATTACK    15 -   9 -  0      63  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    10 -   6 -  0      63  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         TOTAL PARRY       13 -   8 -  0      62  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW        10 -   9 -  0      53  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   8 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         STRIKING ATTACK    3 -   9 -  0      25  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 359 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   SAMOSET 3043               13   6  0  112 I AM SAM (267)
BASHING ATTACK   SOULTAKER 3253              6   5  0   66 MANAGER MUSINGS (240)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is GREATSWORD 3231.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was SERNILLAN 3207.  The ten other most popular fighters were DARQUE 3185, SAMOSET 
3043, GREATSWORD 3231, SOULTAKER 3253, MAUL 3230, ZELORAND 3281, JADE BELLE 3282, 
ULRA T'SSAR 3224,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was ULRA T'SSAR 3224.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were JADE BELLE 3282, ZELORAND 3281, MAUL 3230, SOULTAKER 3253, 
GREATSWORD 3231, SAMOSET 3043, DARQUE 3185, SERNILLAN 3207,  0, and  0.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

SAMOSET (75-3043) I AM SAM (267)
SAMURAI (75-3119) I AM SAM (267)