DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/16/2005    Duedate: 07/13/2005

ARKERS ARENA

DM-8    TURN-258

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SENSEI JAN
YAKUZA (541)
(8-4676) [19-9-0,123]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SENSEI JAN                     LONGSWORD
YAKUZA (541)                   TEAM LUNGE (547)
(8-4676) [19-9-0,123]          (8-4758) [1-0-0,10]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

KAMI                           PILUM
YAKUZA (541)                   PHOENIX FIRE (532)
(8-4683) [26-11-1,90]          (8-4826) [1-0-1,9]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

YAKUZA (541)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. PHOENIX FIRE (532)          42
2. LA PENTARCHIE (481)         24      PHOENIX FIRE (532)
3. X-FORCE (484)               24      Unchartered Team
4. TEAM LUNGE (547)            19
5. LEVIATHAN (556)              5      TEAM LUNGE (547)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*TEAM LUNGE (547)           2   0  0  100   1/ 1 YAKUZA (541)             10  5 0
 2/ 1 PHOENIX FIRE (532)        61  35  6 63.5   2- 2 ENTENTER (534)            7  3 0
 3/ 2 YAKUZA (541)             108  84  5 56.3   3/ 4 LA PENTARCHIE (481)       7  7 1
 4- 3 NORTHERN BADLANDS (397)  124 100 11 55.4   4- 3 NORTHERN BADLANDS (397)   6  4 1
 5/ 4 LA PENTARCHIE (481)      183 148  4 55.3   5/ 7 PHOENIX FIRE (532)        6  4 1
 6/ 5 MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)       48  41  1 53.9   6/ 5 X-FORCE (484)             6  7 2
 7- 7 DOGPOUND (477)            52  46  3 53.1   7/ 8 MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)       6  9 1
 8/ 8 CHAMPIONS OF STEEL (202)  80  94  8 46.0   8-10 DOGPOUND (477)            4  1 1
 9/10 X-FORCE (484)            121 160 10 43.1   9/ 6 CHAMPIONS OF STEEL (202)  4  6 0
10- 9*TOM-TOM-POSSE (544)       18  24  0 42.9  10/ 0*TEAM LUNGE (547)          2  0 0
11-11 ENTENTER (534)            35  48  3 42.2  11- 9*TOM-TOM-POSSE (544)       2  8 0
12/ 0*LEVIATHAN (556)            0   5  0  0.0  12/ 0*LEVIATHAN (556)           0  5 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, Warriors of ARKERS.  Allow this humble servant Novgorodny Vir to give 
you a respite from the fights in the form of this Spyreport.  PHOENIX FIRE had cause 
to celebrate, after JAGUARMAN got 24 points by beating KAMI.  KAMI certainly had a 
baffled expression on hers face, after losing to JAGUARMAN and losing 26 points in 
the process!  Can you believe it?  YMIR BLOODRAVEN apparently has better things to do 
as ARKERS' Duelmaster than show up and fight!  In ARKERS, nothing is permanent 
(except Death), and we find ourselves a new Duelmaster, SENSEI JAN.  Word has it one 
team in ARKERS is using psychics to predict wins.  They lead a charmed life!   
     So much to report, so little time!  To quell some nasty rumors, the guys in 
ENTENTER are not carrying any incurable diseases.  No need to avoid 'em.  As a woman 
of good breeding scorns the "warriors" of YAKUZA, so did that sorry team shy from 
ENTENTER Everyone is famous for fifteen minutes, and GRAVEDIGGER is it right now.  
Most challenged warrior.  Isn't CHAMPIONS OF STEEL proud!   
     Is there life after death?  Pragmatics (and warriors) know there is death after 
life!  ELIXIR of X-FORCE sends LIMNOR ORDIN of MIDDLE WAY 11 goes to the Weary 
Warrior's Retirement Home.  ARKERS has no place for weaklings!  Charity is unknown in 
ARKERS, and rightly so.  X-FORCE exacted their revenge against MIDDLE WAY 11.  Ask 
not for whom the sword slashes; it slashes for thee.   
     Do not think spyreporting in ARKERS is the highlight of my life.  My fingers 
tire and I fear my incessant prattling may cause unfair judgement upon my impeccable 
character.  Can anything compare to the pleasure of writing Spyreports for ARKERS?  
On that giddy note I take my leave-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SENSEI JAN 4676              19   9  0   123       YAKUZA (541)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-YMIR BLOODRAVEN 4369         11   8  2   125       NORTHERN BADLANDS (397)
 JAGUARMAN 4532               16   9  4   115       PHOENIX FIRE (532)
-SASHA BAL TOR 4034           23  12  0    96       NORTHERN BADLANDS (397)
 CHAOS WARRIOR 1779           20  12  0    93       CHAMPIONS OF STEEL (202)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KAMI 4683                    26  11  1    90       YAKUZA (541)
 NYTEMAIR 3602                 8   3  1    86       CHAMPIONS OF STEEL (202)
 AUJARD 4639                  10   8  0    83       LA PENTARCHIE (481)
-THUNDAR THE CRUEL 4661        7   6  0    83       NORTHERN BADLANDS (397)
-DART 4586                    14   6  0    79       X-FORCE (484)
 ALAIN DRAGOON 4716           10   3  0    77       LA PENTARCHIE (481)
-GRYPHOS 4582                 10   4  0    74       PHOENIX FIRE (532)
-WOLFHOUND 4158               11   5  0    71       DOGPOUND (477)
-TARUS 4728                    7   2  0    70       TOM-TOM-POSSE (544)
-BORZOI 3983                  12   6  0    69       DOGPOUND (477)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TIEN 4672                    10   8  1    65       YAKUZA (541)
-BLACK LAB 4265                8   3  0    61       DOGPOUND (477)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRAVEDIGGER 3333             13   9  2    56       CHAMPIONS OF STEEL (202)
 ZABABA 4633                   8   2  0    56       PHOENIX FIRE (532)
 INOCHI 4730                   5   0  0    54       YAKUZA (541)
-KOOL GREEN 4568              11   9  1    53       ENTENTER (534)
 FEORDIS INK 4746             12   6  0    50       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
 JERNIG MARS 4749              8  10  0    48       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
 V.BALTIMORE-'W.BALT 4598      8  16  0    43       LA PENTARCHIE (481)
-RETRO ACTION 4635             7   8  1    39       ENTENTER (534)
 IMBER LACK 4748               8   7  0    34       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ELIXIR 4815                   3   0  1    33       X-FORCE (484)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-S. G. 4753                    3   2  0    33       ENTENTER (534)
 BIBERON D'ACIER 4740          7   1  0    27       LA PENTARCHIE (481)
-WEAPON-9 4736                 6   2  0    24       X-FORCE (484)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GEROGE JIM 4832               2   1  0    21       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
-CHOW 4552                     1   3  1    21       DOGPOUND (477)
-LES PAUL 4757                 4   0  0    20       ENTENTER (534)
-REMINGTON 4785                2   1  0    20       TOM-TOM-POSSE (544)
-MAX VON SCUM 4737             3   4  0    13       NORTHERN BADLANDS (397)
-RUGER 4725                    2   6  0    12       TOM-TOM-POSSE (544)
 DAZZLER 4849                  1   0  1    11       X-FORCE (484)
 MINOTAUR 4754                 1   3  0    11       CHAMPIONS OF STEEL (202)
 KISERU 4717                   2   4  0    10       YAKUZA (541)
 LONGSWORD 4758                1   0  0    10       TEAM LUNGE (547)
-OL' GRIZ 4755                 2   3  0     9       NORTHERN BADLANDS (397)
 PILUM 4826                    1   0  1     9       PHOENIX FIRE (532)
 I'LL POKE YOU!! 4762          1   0  0     9       TEAM LUNGE (547)
-OVERDRIVE 4792                2   1  0     8       ENTENTER (534)
 YOR DETHKALL 4850             1   0  0     6       CHAMPIONS OF STEEL (202)
-WINCHESTER 4784               0   3  0     3       TOM-TOM-POSSE (544)
 CHIANA 4812                   0   1  0     1       LEVIATHAN (556)
 KA D'ARGO 4814                0   1  0     1       LEVIATHAN (556)
 AERYN SUN 4811                0   1  0     1       LEVIATHAN (556)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
BLOODWRAITH 4804       0  2 0 CHAMPIONS OF STEE 202 CHOW 4552             257         
JOHN CRICHTON 4813     0  1 0 LEVIATHAN 556         PILUM 4826            258         
BIALAR CRAIS 4810      0  1 0 LEVIATHAN 556         DAZZLER 4849          258         
LIMNOR ORDIN 4747      6  7 1 MIDDLE WAY 11 546     ELIXIR 4815           258         
GEROGE JIM 4752        9  6 0 MIDDLE WAY 11 546     TIEN 4672             255         
TOBACCO ROSE 4529     10 10 1 PHOENIX FIRE 532      YMIR BLOODRAVEN 4369  256         
WEAPON 7 4729          4  7 0 X-FORCE 484           BANDIT PRINCE 409     258 NONE    
WRATH 4768             1  3 0 X-FORCE 484           LIMNOR ORDIN 4747     257 JUST REV

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Argh, I'm horrified.  It's hard to believe that Aujard met Sensei Jan AGAIN and that
W. Baltimore met Kool Green AGAIN!!  And I wonder about Biberon d'Acier challenging
SG.  I may have written a wrong number.  And I still don't have my turn (today is
6/4).  Argh. -- Le Pentarque

Aujard -- I appreciate the three wins, good Sir, but I tire of the same fighter three
turns in a row! -- Sensei Jan (the fighter, not the manager)

Le Pentarque -- Vous jtes un adversaire digne! -- Sensei Jan (the manager, not the
fighter)

Blackstorm -- HAL has had problems recently getting personal ads printed.  Hang in
there and keep trying.  It is an honor to fight in this fine arena with you! --
Sensei Jan and Yakuza

     I think lately HAL has been having serious indigestion caused by a steady diet
     of spam. -- Ed.

Weapon-9 -- You expected an easy win perhaps??  First time a fighter of mine has
disarmed an opponent three times in the same fight! -- Inochi

Dart -- Once again, you cannot scum your way to the top. -- Kami

Sasha Bal Tor -- Me head hurts.  Oh well, I guess I ran out of gas, but I bet you
can't do it again (wink). -- Chaos

Ymir -- I hope I get through to you this cycle since I would really like my chair
back. -- Chaos Warrior

Chow -- I've lost way too many new recruits all over Alastari to let even accidental
deaths go unpunished.  So sorry, but you should be meeting someone nasty. --
Blackstorm

Max Von Scum -- I thought I wasn't going to make it, but I'm so bull headed. --
Minoaur

Thundar -- I picked the wrong time to go light.  Can I have my scalp back?  I think
it's stuck to your stick. -- Gravedigger

Taurus -- Just call me the greasy eel.  I guess hitting me is tough since nobody has
in a long time. -- Nytemair

Le Pentarque -- Sorry pal, but I'm not online.  But when I am (later this year) I'll
be sure to drop a line. -- Blackstorm
P.S.  I think I have some friends in Guyanne (did I spell right?).

Wrath -- That kind of thing is bad for your blood pressure, you know.  And high blood
pressure can be a real handicap for a gladiator.  You wouldn't BELIEVE how fast you
can be weakened by bleeding at high pressure! -- Limnor Orden

Black Lab -- What?  You're a DOG?  Cheese, I thought you were, I don't know, an evil
magician's experimental chamber or something. -- Jernig Mars
P.S.  Great skills, thanks.

Borzoi -- I couldn't understand a thing you barked, and I'm good with dogs, usually.
-- Feordis Ink

Gryphos -- You made me horribly dizzy, the way you kept gyrating.  And that glimpse,
now and then, of eagle's wings and lion's paws and so on, spooky. -- Imber Lack

Ruger -- Never try to beat an orc like he was a drum, pal.  We just grab the
drumsticks and eat 'em.  I like mine extra crispy, and with honey mustard dipping
sauce besides. -- Geroge Jim

La Pentarque -- Well, I will make comments if I fight the same people over and over
again, but as long as I survive the experience, I can shrug it off. -- Feordis Ink

Gravedigger -- As my teammate said, so long as I survive the experience, I can shrug
it off.  My recognition points got inflated on Noblish Island, fighting, ahem, the
terminally inexperienced. -- Jernig Mars

21 May 2005
Amendment for "Fratsfa's Quest for the Best!"
     Managers that have teams already established in Fratsfa need not have (3) three
warriors in the initiates.  FE will NOT be a factor.  Stables may be entered at any
time.  Just announce your stable in the p-ads.
     ***************************************************************************
     This in my invitation to all managers  who wish to prove their mettle against
managers from all over Alastari.  We have limited TP's in this contest to one a team
at a time.  We DO NOT want this contest to become a scum fest as many others have,
hence the Andorian arena.  Good luck to all who come to prove their skills.  "May
your enemies' blood flow freely" -- Dark Knight Toker, Desolate Empire Alliance

7 June 2005
I am in the process of moving house, and spotlight writing for the next two months
will be very hit-and-miss. -- the Scribe

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

WEAPON 7 was dealt death by BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
ALAIN DRAGOON devastated GRAVEDIGGER in a 2 minute gruesome one-sided Challenge duel.
ZABABA subdued JERNIG MARS in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
ELIXIR slaughtered LIMNOR ORDIN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
MINOTAUR was defeated by GEROGE JIM in a 2 minute novice's Challenge fight.
KAMI was devastated by JAGUARMAN in a popular 1 minute uneven brawl.
SENSEI JAN devastated NYTEMAIR in a 1 minute mismatched Title match.
AUJARD was viciously subdued by CHAOS WARRIOR in a 3 minute gruesome expert's fight.
TIEN viciously subdued V.BALTIMORE-'W.BALT in a 2 minute gruesome duel.
FEORDIS INK defeated CIVILIZED CRIMINAL in a action packed 3 minute duel.
INOCHI overpowered IMBER LACK in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
BIBERON D'ACIER handily defeated KISERU in a 2 minute one-sided bout.
I'LL POKE YOU!! savagely defeated AERYN SUN in a unpopular 12 minute amateur's match.
CHIANA was subdued by YOR DETHKALL in a 2 minute amateur's match.
JOHN CRICHTON was savagely slain by PILUM in a popular 3 minute amateur's conflict.
KA D'ARGO was overpowered by LONGSWORD in a 1 minute uneven struggle.
BIALAR CRAIS was easily killed by DAZZLER in a 1 minute bloody mismatched bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         WALL OF STEEL     18 -  10 -  1      64  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         SLASHING ATTACK   19 -  11 -  4      63  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         TOTAL PARRY       47 -  30 -  0      61  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         STRIKING ATTACK   50 -  42 -  6      54  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         AIMED BLOW        24 -  23 -  1      51  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         BASHING ATTACK    21 -  26 -  5      45  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         LUNGING ATTACK    25 -  35 -  4      42  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -  10 -  0      41  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -  15 -  0      32  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -  20 -  0      26  |

Turn 258 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-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  3         3  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        4 -  0     AIMED BLOW         1 -  2         2  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  4         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  2     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  3         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    SENSEI JAN 4676            19   9  0  123 YAKUZA (541)
SLASHING ATTACK  JAGUARMAN 4532             16   9  4  115 PHOENIX FIRE (532)
TOTAL PARRY      CHAOS WARRIOR 1779         20  12  0   93 CHAMPIONS OF STEEL (202)
WALL OF STEEL    KAMI 4683                  26  11  1   90 YAKUZA (541)
STRIKING ATTACK  NYTEMAIR 3602               8   3  1   86 CHAMPIONS OF STEEL (202)
LUNGING ATTACK   AUJARD 4639                10   8  0   83 LA PENTARCHIE (481)
AIMED BLOW       ALAIN DRAGOON 4716         10   3  0   77 LA PENTARCHIE (481)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   TIEN 4672                  10   8  1   65 YAKUZA (541)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is KAMI 4683.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
PILUM 4826.  The ten other most popular fighters were AUJARD 4639, TIEN 4672, KISERU 
4717, ALAIN DRAGOON 4716, JERNIG MARS 4749, JAGUARMAN 4532, CHAOS WARRIOR 1779, 
CHIANA 4812, YOR DETHKALL 4850, and ELIXIR 4815.

The least popular fighter this week was AERYN SUN 4811.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were I'LL POKE YOU!! 4762, BIALAR CRAIS 4810, KA D'ARGO 4814, JOHN CRICHTON 
4813, IMBER LACK 4748, NYTEMAIR 3602, LIMNOR ORDIN 4747, BIBERON D'ACIER 4740, 
V.BALTIMORE-'W.BALT 4598, and KAMI 4683.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

CHAOS WARRIOR (8-1779) CHAMPIONS OF STEEL (202)

                    HOLD THE DATES!  (FACE-TO-FACE XXXV AND XXXVI)

Summer Face-to-Face Tournament XXXV in St. Louis!  
Our next summer FTF will be held in downtown St. Louis, July 29-31, 2005.  It will be 
at the Radisson Hotel & Suites, St. Louis (800-925-1395--ask for the Reality 
Simulations room block). Room rates are $99.00 per night, 1-4 occupancy.  The rooms 
are blocked--please make your reservation by mid-June before the block is released! 
Look for transportation info in the tournament information sheet.  See you there!

Winter Face-to-Face Tournament XXXVI in Tempe!
Our next winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 20-22, 2006.  It will be 
held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Tempe, Arizona (480-894-7444), the same hotel as 
last year by popular request.  Room rates are $139.00 per night (same as last year!), 
1-4 occupancy, which includes full cooked breakfast, complimentary manager's 
reception, free airport shuttle, free parking, high speed internet (for extra charge), 
fitness center, jacuzzi, and pool.  The rooms are blocked--please make your 
reservation soon before the block is released!  (This is prime season for Phoenix, and
several people were unable to book rooms last year because they waited too long.)  
Look for transportation info in the tournament information sheet.  We hope you're all 
looking forward to it and that we will see you there!