DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/02/2005    Duedate: 05/14/2005

TOBIR ARENA

DM-14    TURN-514

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

JUNO
THE DOGHOUSE (188)
(14-4178) [18-17-0,119]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

I WET MY BED!                  PUMA
I BENT MY WOOKIE (413)         TOTEM (422)
(14-4052) [12-2-0,169]         (14-4139) [5-2-1,86]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

JUNO                           CHICHI-HOOEY
THE DOGHOUSE (188)             THE DOGHOUSE (188)
(14-4178) [18-17-0,119]        (14-4270) [1-3-0,7]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE DEATH SQUAD (63)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. TOTEM (422)                 38
2. THE DOGHOUSE (188)          15      I BENT MY WOOKIE (413)
3. I BENT MY WOOKIE (413)      11      Unchartered Team
4. PRIDE OF THE CDC (260)       0
5. BLOOD BROTHERS (434)         0      TOTEM (422)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*BLOOD BROTHERS (434)       1   0  0  100   1/ 1 THE DEATH SQUAD (63)      7  5 0
 2/ 2 I BENT MY WOOKIE (413)    25   6  0 80.6   2/ 2 THE DOGHOUSE (188)        5 10 0
 3/ 0*TOTEM (422)               25  10  3 71.4   3/ 0*TOTEM (422)               4  1 0
 4/ 4 THE DEATH SQUAD (63)     407 327 26 55.4   4/ 4 I BENT MY WOOKIE (413)    2  0 0
 5/ 5 THE DOGHOUSE (188)       333 414  9 44.6   5- 3*PRIDE OF THE CDC (260)    2  3 0
 6- 7*PRIDE OF THE CDC (260)     3   6  0 33.3   6- 5*BLOOD BROTHERS (434)      1  0 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

         + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ A Dark and Stormy Night ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +
                                      continues

     The Standbys followed Darius Le Plume, the Trustworthy Scribe, very closely as
he went back to his quarters.  Very closely.  Only Dacio Torranz, the Ambitious
Guard, held a drawn blade, but Le Plume was not fooled.  There was about the rest of
them an air of readiness to produce sharp steel at the slightest wrong move.
     Cultic Grandmaster Sleeth hunched his massive shoulders and darted his gaze into
every shadow, of which there were plenty, since it was nighttime.  The rain blurred
details and would drown out the smaller sounds, but there was a feeling to this night
that made him uneasy.  That fool Le Plume had been playing a more dangerous game than
he could imagine when he'd written the demonic sigils.  Sleeth growled low in his
throat (at which Cheulian Asri, Chief Spokesman for the Beggars' Guild, jumped and
moved a little farther away).  Le Plume had treated the demons as...almost as a JOKE.
Demons would, Sleeth knew, tolerate some of the worst working conditions, but they
would not tolerate being made light of.  And an angry demon was not particular who it
attacked.  They could all--
     Light flared poison-green in the mouth of an alley, and everybody jumped.
Swords materialized in every hand.  The light was gone as suddenly as it had
appeared.
     "You should not be out tonight."  The deep voice was familiar as Arenamaster
Vasku's, and people began to relax.
     All but Sleeth, who would have sworn--if you could pin him down--that in the
instant when the light flashed upward he had glimpsed...someone who was not an
Aruaki.  Horns?  Fangs?  The cultist was not sure, and to make an accusation without
solid knowledge would be foolhardy.  Besides, what if the Arenamaster WAS a demon,
hiding the little differences of his form under an illusion?  Some of Sleeth's best
friends were demons, and Vasku had always been courteous and had never overstepped
the bounds of his commission.  Besides, the idea of a demonic arenamaster rather
appealed to him.  He wouldn't mention it to the other standbys, of course, even with
proof.  They didn't understand about demons.  As was demonstrated by Le Plume's rash
actions.  Had Vasku gotten a hint of that?  The demons indicated on the Trustworthy
Scribe's sigils might well know what was going on, and while they would not--possibly
could not--tell normal people, if Vasku WAS a demon, they might tell HIM.
     "We're all going over to Le Plume's place," the Chief Beggar said.  It was
always his instinct to ingratiate himself with those more powerful than he was.
     "What a coincidence," Vasku said.  "I was going that way myself.  I'll walk with
you."

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                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 256): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 513): ALBINO RAINBOW of WAR-C-KERS (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 513): JUNO of THE DOGHOUSE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 506): NAME DROPPER of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 502): WARTORTLE of WATER DECK (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 502): WE LIKE THE MOON of SPONGMONKEYS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 503): TWISTED SISTER of IT'S ALL RELATIVE (Alfredo
                           Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 495): SENATOR SEDALIA of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 464): DARK LENORA of BEYOND THE PALE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 457): THE VEAL DEAL of GLAD TO MEAT YOU (Alfredo
                             Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 446): KHORNE SHADOWSPAWN of RUBY DRAGONS (Talon Warsmith)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 203): RENDOR QUIL of MIDDLE WAY 8 (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 362): BRUSHFIRE of NATURAL DISASTERS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 351): SHADY LADY of WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 158): SOLAR SISTER of THE FURIOUS FIVE (Generalissimo Puerco)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 398): PEPSI of OVERWORLD from FIREHOLD (Papaiz, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 256): YAKUZA (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 513): LORDS OF CHAOS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 513): THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 506): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 502): AUSSIE KILLERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 502): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 503): GOLDEN CANYON (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 495): GAMEHENDGE (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 464): BEYOND THE PALE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 457): WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 446): BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 203): SITTEES (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 362): CHEER-O-KEE'S (Shaman, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 351): EMPIRE OF THE SUN (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 158): THE FURIOUS FIVE (Generalissimo Puerco, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 398): THE POISON CLAN (Master Tazo, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 513): ALBINO RAINBOW of WAR-C-KERS (Papaiz, mgr.)
                               TEDDY RUXPIN of LORDS OF CHAOS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
                   (turn 512): K. K. DOWNING of THE HEADCUTTERS II (Street Legal)
                               BLUE BLAZES of COLORIFIC (Purple People Eater, mgr.)
                               LOWELL DARNO of IMMORTALS (Dartor, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 513): ANGRY SHEW of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 505): MAYBE LATER of JUST CHILLIN (Mr. Freeze, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 502): WE LIKE THE MOON of SPONGMONKEYS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 464): DARK LENORA of BEYOND THE PALE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 446): KHORNE SHADOWSPAWN of RUBY DRAGONS (Talon Warsmith)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 361): THE-SHOCKER of DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud, mgr.)
                          WILDFIRE of NATURAL DISASTERS (Soultaker, mgr.)
                          NEWCASTLE of BEERBARIANS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 351): SHADY LADY of WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Well, Visigoth, that was a surprise, and a pleasant one.  I didn't really expect
to defeat you.

                                        Juno

P.S.  Why didn't you learn anything?

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, Warriors of TOBIR.  Allow this humble servant Novgorodny Vir to give 
you a respite from the fights in the form of this Spyreport.  Practice pays for 
BULLFROG, who pummelled TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE, to pocket 19 points.  ANDILLIA certainly 
had a baffled expression on hers face, after losing to PEREGRINE and losing 8 points 
in the process!  Like a flirtacious debutante, TOBIR's Duelmaster JUNO found himself 
the man of the hour, being "invited to dance" 6 times!  The arena was more crowded 
than usual this time, as DEAD MAN WALKING faced TOBIR's Duelmaster.  JUNO 
successfully staved off a grab for the roses by DEAD MAN WALKING of THE DEATH SQUAD.  
Does TOBIR have no one talented enough to dethrone him?  Word has it one team in 
TOBIR is taking speech lessons to try to bore their opponent to death.  I'll bet it 
works.   
     And how sociable are TOBIR's warriors?  Come, let us see.  Like a horde of 
jackals fleeing from the lion, so did the "warriors" in TOBIR avoid THE DEATH SQUAD.  
Like a pup with its tail between its legs, I BENT MY WOOKIE scurried away from THE 
DEATH SQUAD.  Oh, the shame!   
     Is there life after death?  Pragmatics (and warriors) know there is death after 
life!  Ask not for whom the sword slashes; it slashes for thee.   
     All good things must come to an end.  Keep those sands bloody and the buzzards 
fat!  Do not despair!  I shall return!-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JUNO 4178                    18  17  0   119       THE DOGHOUSE (188)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 I WET MY BED! 4052           12   2  0   169       I BENT MY WOOKIE (413)
 THE THING 4185               23   9  0   104       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
 HAYWOOD JAB 4238             10   4  1    95       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
 BOWSER 4096                  17  35  1    91       THE DOGHOUSE (188)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEAD MAN WALKING 4220        18   7  1    88       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
 PUMA 4139                     5   2  1    86       TOTEM (422)
 VISIGOTH 4214                16  12  0    76       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SNOW LEOPARD 4142             5   2  1    50       TOTEM (422)
-VIRTUE 2307                   2   0  0    44       PRIDE OF THE CDC (260)
 PEREGRINE 4138                5   2  0    43       TOTEM (422)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WOOFER 4254                   7   4  1    26       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 BULLFROG 4237                 2   1  1    24       TOTEM (422)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANDILLIA 4255                 6   5  0    23       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 FERRET 4140                   6   1  0    19       TOTEM (422)
-BRANDISHER ICON 4272          1   0  0    13       PRIDE OF THE CDC (260)
-RAVAGED RILLION 4266          1   0  0    12       BLOOD BROTHERS (434)
 CHICHI-HOOEY 4270             1   3  0     7       THE DOGHOUSE (188)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Haywood Jab -- Remind me to stay away from Haywood. -- Bowser
P.S.  Where is it?

     That's the problem with Haywood.  You never know until it's too late. -- Ed.

"Cheerful Fan"?  Where do they FIND these people? -- Andillia

Ah, the ol' Shiftyeyed Volunteer.... -- Woofer

Ravaged Rillion -- Well, I couldn't be mean to somebody who was already ravaged.
That would be cruel below and beyond the call of duty. -- Chichi-Hooey

20 April 2005
I have returned after a five-year absence.  I expect all tithes, gifts and bequeaths
to resume as normal. -- Magic Man

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DEAD MAN WALKING was devastated by JUNO in a 1 minute Challenge Title fight.
VISIGOTH was subdued by BOWSER in a 1 minute veteran's Challenge melee.
I WET MY BED! defeated ANGRY SHEW in a crowd pleasing 1 minute master's duel.
THE THING overpowered PUMA in a 3 minute one-sided fight.
HAYWOOD JAB devastated VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
SNOW LEOPARD overpowered WOOFER in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
ANDILLIA was devastated by PEREGRINE in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
FERRET unbelievably bested CHICHI-HOOEY in a action packed 4 minute melee.
BULLFROG vanquished TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         TOTAL PARRY        7 -   4 -  0      64  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   4 -  0      64  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -   8 -  0      60  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         LUNGING ATTACK    27 -  18 -  1      60  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -  12 -  1      43  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW         5 -   7 -  0      42  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   7 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 514 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    3 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         6  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   JUNO 4178                  18  17  0  119 THE DOGHOUSE (188)
LUNGING ATTACK   I WET MY BED! 4052         12   2  0  169 I BENT MY WOOKIE (413)
TOTAL PARRY      THE THING 4185             23   9  0  104 THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
PARRY-LUNGE      VISIGOTH 4214              16  12  0   76 THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
STRIKING ATTACK  SNOW LEOPARD 4142           5   2  1   50 TOTEM (422)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is JUNO 4178.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
CHICHI-HOOEY 4270.  The ten other most popular fighters were PUMA 4139, JUNO 4178, I 
WET MY BED! 4052, SNOW LEOPARD 4142, BULLFROG 4237, BOWSER 4096, THE THING 4185, 
HAYWOOD JAB 4238, PEREGRINE 4138, and DEAD MAN WALKING 4220.

The least popular fighter this week was FERRET 4140.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ANDILLIA 4255, WOOFER 4254, VISIGOTH 4214, DEAD MAN WALKING 4220, 
PEREGRINE 4138, HAYWOOD JAB 4238, THE THING 4185, BOWSER 4096, BULLFROG 4237, and 
SNOW LEOPARD 4142.

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

ANGRY SHEW (14-4201) THE DEATH SQUAD (63)