DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/11/2007    Duedate: 05/24/2007

LIN TIRIAN ARENA

DM-78    TURN-349

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TYLER DURDEN
PROJECT:  MAYHEM (295)
(78-2577) [9-4-0,113]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TYLER DURDEN                   SINISTER
PROJECT:  MAYHEM (295)         THE BROTHERHOOD (276)
(78-2577) [9-4-0,113]          (78-2358) [3-0-0,53]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SHANA THE KNIFE                QUICKLIME
SAND DANCERS (68)              WILD OATS (259)
(78-2663) [20-25-0,85]         (78-2199) [7-2-0,112]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MAGIC ARTISTS (292)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MAGIC ARTISTS (292)         31
2. CAPITOL HILL (313)          21      MAGIC ARTISTS (292)
3. THE BROTHERHOOD (276)       15      Unchartered Team
4. PROJECT:  MAYHEM (295)       7
5. SAND DANCERS (68)           -8      THE BROTHERHOOD (276)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*THE BROTHERHOOD (276)      3   0  0  100   1/ 1 MAGIC ARTISTS (292)       9  2 0
 2/ 0*CAPITOL HILL (313)         1   0  0  100   2/ 3 SAND DANCERS (68)         5  7 0
 3/ 2 MAGIC ARTISTS (292)       47  19  1 71.2   3/ 2 WILD OATS (259)           5  7 0
 4/ 4 PROJECT:  MAYHEM (295)     9   4  0 69.2   4/ 6*THE BROTHERHOOD (276)     2  0 0
 5/ 3 WILD OATS (259)           48  26  1 64.9   5/ 4 PROJECT:  MAYHEM (295)    2  0 0
 6/ 6 SAND DANCERS (68)        649 819 22 44.2   6/ 0*CAPITOL HILL (313)        1  0 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.

     Unfair!  This is only my 4th DM Crown.  Why do I have to leave?  This is my
arena.  I feel at home here.  There rest of life is a mere Illusion.  I feel cheated.
But before I go, I will give you a run down about me:
     12-8-10-21-18(+1)-5-11 Lunger
     Mode; good damage; normal endurance
     Admaster, Master, 2 adexes, expert (no rating in decise)
     Guesses at faves: LO/High, very high, initiative
     20/74/4 with LO; 5/30/2 with SS
     Learn rate = 2.28 skills per fight
I am truly more than an illusion.
          Illusionist

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster, back to give you this week's Spy Report.  Sit 
back in your seats and we'll have more fun than a barrel of Zontanis.  Hey everybody, 
watch out for JOE LIEBERMAN, who flew up 21 points in the rankings after mashing 
CHELBAGHEERA like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  And falling like a basher in 
the top ten was MEAT HOOK, who dropped 15 points after a disappointing (to say the 
least) bout with MIRIAL ADAMANT.  Well, everybody's pal ILLUSIONIST moved hers record 
to 15-3-0 by defeating STRAY CAT in the Duelmaster's Title Bout and gaining 10 
recognition points.  Can you believe they are paying me 10 gold to deliver this 
stuff?   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the LIN TIRIAN arena.  Did 
you hear that PROJECT:  MAYHEM was most avoided team this week?  Well, knowing the 
personal hygiene of PROJECT:  MAYHEM's warriors, I'm not surprised!  For those of you 
who like math, try this one:  PROJECT:  MAYHEM + Weapons That go Boom = MAGIC ARTISTS 
+ Avoid City.  Well dang howdy, but if challenges were votes, SHANA THE KNIFE would 
be president.  Although it may be a contest she doesn't want to win.  In a touching 
display by a 'touched' warrior, TAIL SPIN went after TYLER DURDEN, who was higher by 
25 points.  Well, when the dust settled, TAIL SPIN was bested by TYLER DURDEN.   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  Here's some advice:  warriors 
with little wit and will may encounter problems on the trail to the Isle.   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  Okay, so I may not be the world's best comedian, 
but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  Hasta la bye-bye.  (Loud 
choruses of 'Beat it, ya bum!')-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TYLER DURDEN 2577             9   4  0   113       PROJECT:  MAYHEM (295)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 QUICKLIME 2199                7   2  0   112       WILD OATS (259)
 NECROMANCER 2520             10   3  1    95       MAGIC ARTISTS (292)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CONJURER 2512                 8   3  0    87       MAGIC ARTISTS (292)
 STRAY CAT 2200               10   7  0    86       WILD OATS (259)
 SHANA THE KNIFE 2663         20  25  0    85       SAND DANCERS (68)
 ABJURER 2534                  7   5  0    84       MAGIC ARTISTS (292)
 TAIL SPIN 2209                9   7  0    77       WILD OATS (259)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MR. CLEAN 2224                5   2  0    66       WILD OATS (259)
-MEDICINE MAN 2734             7   2  0    63       MAGIC ARTISTS (292)
 MIRIAL ADAMANT 2729          10  10  1    60       SAND DANCERS (68)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SINISTER 2358                 3   0  0    53       THE BROTHERHOOD (276)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MEAT HOOK 2215               10   5  1    47       WILD OATS (259)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEELAR MARION 2750            5   4  0    32       SAND DANCERS (68)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOE LIEBERMAN 2745            1   0  0    21       CAPITOL HILL (313)
 CHELBAGHEERA 2754             2   3  0     9       SAND DANCERS (68)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Shana The Knife -- I knew you were mine the minute I saw you. -- Illusionist

Quicklime -- What!?  I cannot believe that outcome!  You must be a very, very dark
demon! -- Necromancer

Khalhums Dwarf & Captured Orc & Venomous Concubine -- Thank you for the good times.
-- Abjurer and Medicine Man and Conjurer

I am Consortium affiliated, Cadmus.  I guess that makes two arenas for you! --
Houdini (Magic Artists)

Rippers are HOT!  Four to six TC's in the last four tournaments.  Mannequin leads the
way. -- Houdini, who knows all

Cadmus -- You are too kind.  Thanks for the comment on the record. -- Houdini (Magic
Artists)

Mirial -- You heap fun.  Make good squaw. -- Medicine Man

Meat Hook -- Thanks!  (for the challenge) -- Conjuror
P.S.  There goes that Cadmus trying to ruin our fine record on which he commented.
(sigh)  Turnabout is fair play, they say.

Stray Cat -- Looks like Shana neutered you also! -- Houdini

Tyler -- A riposte!  My kingdom for a riposte! -- Stray Cat

Mirial -- What a lovely, lyrical name.  You realize, of course, that you would be the
first to die in a slasher film. -- Meat Hook

Shana -- Even a three-time duelmaster can't get no respect!  Keep it up and there's
gonna' be a catfight in the mud pit.  Wouldn't Houdini love that!  Anyway, I'm glad
you let me live. -- Stray Cat

Deelar -- A spotless win.  Too bad we can't dance on a nice, linoleum floor. -- Mr.
Clean

Necromancer -- In a rock/paper/scissors thing, I think quicklime beats necromancy. --
Quicklime

All -- I miss Neon.  A class act.  A toast!  To absent friends! -- Cadmus

Anybody -- I don't remember the graduation requirements.  WOF recently cited 17
political points but, what about minimum numbers for fights and wins?  Thanks. --
Cadmus

Ripper Fans -- Here's one to watch:  Bronwyn, two-time duelmistress of 82, will
graduate soon with bonuses of +3 att, +3 der, +4 rip and favorites of mod/mod, LS,
lunge and riposte.  At six feet tall, she brings a Jim Morrison lyric to mind:
"Build me a woman, make her ten feet tall.  Don't make her ugly, don't make her
small."  One does what one can. -- Cadmus

Illusionist -- But...how can you be THERE when I am SURE I saw you over THAT way? --
Shana the Knife

Meat Hook -- What?  I'm not getting this, it's all WRONG.  I couldn't have LOST,
could I? -- Mirial Adamant and Confused

Mr. Clean -- Just what I'd EXPECT of an orc.  No subtlety at all. -- Deelar Marion

Convicted Thief?  That's insulting. -- Chelbagheera

Cadmus -- This is what happens when you go giving people advice on ripper strategies!
-- Jorja

Re Mirial, she's nuts.  Multiple personalities. -- Jorja

Our congratulations to the Illusionist, if that is a real Invite he's got there. --
the Sand Dancers

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

TAIL SPIN was devastated by TYLER DURDEN in a 1 minute Challenge Title fight.
NECROMANCER vanquished SHANA THE KNIFE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
SINISTER demolished DEELAR MARION in a 1 minute bloody uneven Challenge fight.
ILLUSIONIST devastated STRAY CAT in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
QUICKLIME savagely defeated ABJURER in a action packed 3 minute master's competition.
CONJURER slimly won victory over MR. CLEAN in a crowd pleasing 3 minute match.
MEAT HOOK slimly lost to MIRIAL ADAMANT in a 3 minute gruesome fight.
CHELBAGHEERA was vanquished by JOE LIEBERMAN in a 1 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   9         TOTAL PARRY        7 -   1 -  0      88  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         STRIKING ATTACK    6 -   1 -  1      86  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   2 -  1      80  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   2 -  1      60  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    29 -  21 -  2      58  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-RIPOSTE     11 -   9 -  0      55  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   5 -  1      55  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   4 -  0      33  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         AIMED BLOW         1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   9 -  0      18  |

Turn 349 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:

STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  2         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         3  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  4     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  2         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   TYLER DURDEN 2577           9   4  0  113 PROJECT:  MAYHEM (295)
STRIKING ATTACK  NECROMANCER 2520           10   3  1   95 MAGIC ARTISTS (292)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    CONJURER 2512               8   3  0   87 MAGIC ARTISTS (292)
PARRY-LUNGE      TAIL SPIN 2209              9   7  0   77 WILD OATS (259)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SHANA THE KNIFE 2663.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was QUICKLIME 2199.  The ten other most popular fighters were MR. CLEAN 2224, 
MEAT HOOK 2215, MIRIAL ADAMANT 2729, NECROMANCER 2520, SINISTER 2358, ABJURER 2534, 
CONJURER 2512, TYLER DURDEN 2577, JOE LIEBERMAN 2745, and STRAY CAT 2200.

The least popular fighter this week was CHELBAGHEERA 2754.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were DEELAR MARION 2750, SHANA THE KNIFE 2663, TAIL SPIN 2209, STRAY 
CAT 2200, JOE LIEBERMAN 2745, TYLER DURDEN 2577, CONJURER 2512, ABJURER 2534, 
SINISTER 2358, and NECROMANCER 2520.

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

ILLUSIONIST (78-2511) MAGIC ARTISTS (292)