DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/17/2007    Duedate: 05/30/2007

JADE MOUNTAIN ARENA

DM-75    TURN-361

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

VERN
MANAGER MUSINGS (240)
(75-3186) [19-12-1,105]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

VERN                           POSITION IS EMPTY
MANAGER MUSINGS (240)          
(75-3186) [19-12-1,105]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DARQUE                         WRATH
MANAGER MUSINGS (240)          MASTERS OF SIN (270)
(75-3185) [18-5-1,85]          (75-3081) [7-3-0,48]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MANAGER MUSINGS (240)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MANAGER MUSINGS (240)       38
2. MASTERS OF SIN (270)         5      MANAGER MUSINGS (240)
3. WEAPONS I WON'T USE (284)    0      Unchartered Team
4. I AM SAM (267)               0
5. SAND DANCERS (67)           -7      LEGION II (239)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 MANAGER MUSINGS (240)    400 198  9 66.9   1/ 2 MANAGER MUSINGS (240)     9  1 0
 2- 3 I AM SAM (267)            58  31  3 65.2   2/ 1 SAND DANCERS (67)         7  5 1
 3/ 1 MASTERS OF SIN (270)      18  10  0 64.3   3- 3 I AM SAM (267)            2  0 1
 4/ 5 SAND DANCERS (67)        664 %1055 21 38.6   4- 4 WEAPONS I WON'T US (284)  2  0 0
 5- 6 WEAPONS I WON'T US (284)  15  28  1 34.9   5/ 6 MASTERS OF SIN (270)      0  2 0

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

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Hey!  How about that!?  Here I am as Duelmaster.  Nothing to it.  Jade Master
wasn't in my league, I guess.  (Or Garth's either, apparently.)  I like it when a
plan comes together.
     Did you hear the news?  Looks like the Face-To-Face is for sure the final
weekend in July.  (I'm ready, Boss.  Put me in.  Put me in.)  I want to go.  I do!  I
heard that New Orleans is nixed, Atlanta is the focus, and a summer Face in Phoenix
is a possibility?  Oh, my.  Surely they are not going to say the weather is lovely in
Phoenix that time of the year?  Surely not!
     Hey again!  It looks like either Samich of Footsteps gets to battle me for the
title next time?  But they are both acting kinda dormant.  Do they have the guts to
take on the champ?  Maybe not.  Come one and all; I take on all challenges.  I want
YOU!
              Vern, Duelmaster

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of JADE MOUNTAIN!  Know me for who I am, Zontani 
Sharp Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Former top team SAND DANCERS 
was unseated this week as MANAGER MUSINGS moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top 
spot with a 5-0-0 record for the round.  DARQUE caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as she skillfully bested SERNILLAN and was awarded 11 points 
in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, SLUGBAIT put down ULRA 
T'SSAR, causing her to lose 6 points of recognition in the process.  Although KO-HA 
OAKCHOPPER made a valiant effort, it did not suffice to topple the reign of 
victorious VERN.  Informants "close" to the city champion have told me that he never 
fights without pantyhose on beneath his armor.  Watch out!   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In JADE MOUNTAIN "art" is a word that 
has long since passed from the language!  JADE MOUNTAIN, city of gladiators!  Mighty 
among the names of thy guilds is SAND DANCERS, a guild shunned and avoided by many in 
the weekly duels.  If you didn't look down dark alleys you'd have been hard pressed 
to find any of MANAGER MUSINGS last week.  Busy avoiding SAND DANCERS?  Mighty 
fighters cannot but expect competition from those below.  SERNILLAN take warning!  
You have more than a few enemies in JADE MOUNTAIN.   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  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 JADE MOUNTAIN as ever I remembered them....and the 
fighters as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  Sadly warriors, now longer can I 
keep thy company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  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                  
 VERN 3186                    19  12  1   105       MANAGER MUSINGS (240)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SAMICH 3046                   6   0  1   115       I AM SAM (267)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DARQUE 3185                  18   5  1    85       MANAGER MUSINGS (240)
 SLUGBAIT 3245                12   4  0    84       MANAGER MUSINGS (240)
 GARTH 3246                   14   3  0    75       MANAGER MUSINGS (240)
 SOULTAKER 3253                7   5  0    71       MANAGER MUSINGS (240)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SERNILLAN 3207               14  20  1    63       SAND DANCERS (67)
 ULRA T'SSAR 3224             10  21  1    60       SAND DANCERS (67)
-GREATSWORD 3231               7  12  1    58       WEAPONS I WON'T USE (284)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MAUL 3230                     7  12  0    48       WEAPONS I WON'T USE (284)
 WRATH 3081                    7   3  0    48       MASTERS OF SIN (270)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PRIDE 3077                    4   0  0    33       MASTERS OF SIN (270)
-LUST 3078                     3   2  0    31       MASTERS OF SIN (270)
 JADE BELLE 3282               3   0  1    29       SAND DANCERS (67)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZELORAND 3281                 3   1  0    24       SAND DANCERS (67)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SLOTH 3079                    3   1  0    10       MASTERS OF SIN (270)
-GREED 3125                    1   3  0    10       MASTERS OF SIN (270)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
LIGHTFINGER LU 1       0  1 0   1                   JADE BELLE 3282       361 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Jade Master -- We robbed you of your precious gemstone, buddy.  Good thing you had
two. -- Garth & Vern

Sernillan -- I have to say I felt pretty darned good about that win! -- Darque
P.S.  And that was not a wig.  It was a special set of colorful protective ear muffs
I wear during competition.  My lucky piece!

Ulra -- It is all Sandy's fault! -- Soultaker

Vern -- Duelmaster....  3-0...three stylemasters...life is good. -- FTF Manager

Darque -- Ouch.  You went for baroque and gave me a terrible aque. -- Sernillan

Wrath -- (innocent look)  But I thought you had mastered pain!  Well, this will just
give you a chance to work on it further. -- Ulra t'Ssar

And (sigh) a couple of hapless standbys.

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

VERN devastated KO-HA OAKCHOPPER in a action packed 3 minute mismatched Title fight.
GARTH outwaited TO-FU BACKSTABBER in a slow 16 minute match.
SLUGBAIT vanquished ULRA T'SSAR in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
DARQUE overpowered SERNILLAN in a crowd pleasing 4 minute bloody one-sided fight.
SOULTAKER won victory over WRATH in a crowd pleasing 4 minute brutal fight.
ZELORAND was devastated by SHIZARAN BLACKHEART in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
JADE BELLE easily killed LIGHTFINGER LU in a 1 minute uneven melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   2 -  0      75  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         BASHING ATTACK    16 -   6 -  0      73  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY       15 -   7 -  1      68  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         LUNGING ATTACK     9 -   7 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         AIMED BLOW        11 -  10 -  1      52  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   5 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   5 -  0      29  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         STRIKING ATTACK    1 -   8 -  0      11  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 361 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-STRIKE     VERN 3186                  19  12  1  105 MANAGER MUSINGS (240)
BASHING ATTACK   DARQUE 3185                18   5  1   85 MANAGER MUSINGS (240)
LUNGING ATTACK   SLUGBAIT 3245              12   4  0   84 MANAGER MUSINGS (240)
TOTAL PARRY      GARTH 3246                 14   3  0   75 MANAGER MUSINGS (240)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DARQUE 3185.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
WRATH 3081.  The ten other most popular fighters were VERN 3186, SOULTAKER 3253, 
DARQUE 3185, SLUGBAIT 3245, SERNILLAN 3207, ZELORAND 3281, JADE BELLE 3282, ULRA 
T'SSAR 3224, GARTH 3246, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was GARTH 3246.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ULRA T'SSAR 3224, JADE BELLE 3282, ZELORAND 3281, SERNILLAN 3207, 
SLUGBAIT 3245, DARQUE 3185, SOULTAKER 3253, VERN 3186, WRATH 3081, and  0.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

VERN (75-3186) MANAGER MUSINGS (240)