DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/25/2005    Duedate: 08/06/2005

TOBIR ARENA

DM-14    TURN-520

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

HAYWOOD JAB
THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
(14-4238) [14-6-1,115]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HAYWOOD JAB                    HAMMERIN HANK
THE DEATH SQUAD (63)           BLITZKRIEG (421)
(14-4238) [14-6-1,115]         (14-4134) [2-1-0,30]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BOWSER                         HAMMERIN HANK
THE DOGHOUSE (188)             BLITZKRIEG (421)
(14-4096) [18-40-1,95]         (14-4134) [2-1-0,30]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE DEATH SQUAD (63)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE DEATH SQUAD (63)        11
2. THE DOGHOUSE (188)           5      THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
3. BLITZKRIEG (421)             4      Unchartered Team
4. I BENT MY WOOKIE (413)       0
                                       BLITZKRIEG (421)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 I BENT MY WOOKIE (413)    28   7  0 80.0   1/ 1 THE DEATH SQUAD (63)     10  5 1
 2/ 2 THE DEATH SQUAD (63)     425 339 27 55.6   2/ 2 THE DOGHOUSE (188)        6  6 0
 3/ 0*BLITZKRIEG (421)          10   9  2 52.6   3/ 0*BLITZKRIEG (421)          0  3 0
 4/ 3 THE DOGHOUSE (188)       347 427  9 44.8   4- 3 I BENT MY WOOKIE (413)    0  1 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

     "We are doomed," the Ambitious Guard said.  "With only six active gladiator
here now, how can we hope to keep the arena open?  And if we don't, then what?"  He
had cast aside the chef's knife and was now holding a small table.  Coming up beside
Arenamaster Vasku, Torranz mashed the Spud.
     "Then Alastari is indeed doomed," Vasku said.  "I sense that the Accursed Tome
is, in fact, manifesting elsewhere."  He paused in the act of dicing something broad
and red that might have started life as a beet.  His eyes crossed.  "Riztab," he
said.  "It is there, or will be.  After that, I can't tell.  The veins of power are
tangled."  His momentary distraction left him open to the appalling advances of a
Thing in the form of a mushroom, seven feet tall, pallid and soft-looking; its gills
rustled, discharging clouds of spores.  Vasku leaped back, skidding in the dark red
ichor of the dead beet, and fell.
     Cheulian Asri, the representative of those Beggars who were forced to fight in
the arena (a way of maintaining discipline in their guild), gathered his nerve
(physical courage was not a requisite for a Chief Beggar) and threw a sofa cushion at
the deadly mushroom.  The Guardsman, Torranz, grabbed the Arenamaster's arm and
dragged him out of the path of the spores, fending off the flaming blades of a Swiss
Army Charred with his table.
     Vasku did not bother getting to his feet at first.  He glared at the Things with
eyes that were now unmistakably glowing, even blazing, and roared out words outlined
in fire.  There was a brief silence and stillness as Standbys and Things froze.  The
arenamaster rose and pushed the nearest of his companions toward the door.  "Let us
get out of this broth while we can," he said.

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 259): SENSEI JAN of YAKUZA (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 520): BLUE VELVET of COLORIFIC (Purple People Eater, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 519): THE THING of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 512): EASY BREEZE of JUST CHILLIN (Mr. Freeze, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 509): STONEFISH of AUSSIE KILLERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 508): MENTAL of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 507): MEAD of CRACKED TANKARD (Sceptre, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 501): JET'E of IRON THRONE (Mage, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 471): TRIANGLE MAN of NEUROMANCERS (Rude Buddha, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 464): HOLY SCHLITZ of OLD SCHOOL (Otto X. Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 453): RUSTED SOUL of CYNICAL DELUSIONS (Eclipse, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 207): TORMENT of ASSASSIN NATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 368): BRUSHFIRE of NATURAL DISASTERS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 358): STILL HERE of NO INDICATION (Sceptre, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 161): SOLAR SISTER of THE FURIOUS FIVE (Generalissimo Puerco)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 405): JOE SATRIANI of THE HEADCUTTERS II from ARUAK CITY
                            (Street Legal, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 259): YAKUZA (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 520): none
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 519): THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 512): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 509): KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 508): MADTOWN (Namenlos, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 507): GOLDEN CANYON (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 501): GAMEHENDGE (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 471): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 464): OLD SCHOOL (Otto X. Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 453): CYNICAL DELUSIONS (Eclipse, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 207): THE CHURCH (Reverend Bob, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 368): BEAKER PEOPLE (?, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 358): EMPIRE OF THE SUN (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 161): NIGHTHAWKS (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 405): KNIGHTS OF VIRTUE, etc. (JRK, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 259): SENSEI JAN of YAKUZA (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
               (turn 258): CHAOS WARRIOR of CHAMPIONS OF STEEL (Blackstorm, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 519): THE THING of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
              (turn 518): VISIGOTH of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 511): TAX DEDUCTION of THE REPUBLICANS (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 507): BRON CHOLLU of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 464): HOLY SCHLITZ of OLD SCHOOL (Otto X. Frothingslosh, mgr.)
                 (turn 463): GREW SOME GRUE of OLD SCHOOL (Otto X. Frothingslosh)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 453): RUSTED SOUL of CYNICAL DELUSIONS (Eclipse, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 206): BLOODY NOSE of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)

                                      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 PORN 'STACHE, who flew up 11 points in the rankings after mashing 
CHICHI-HOOEY like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  Ya know, some days it doesn't 
pay to walk out on the sands.  THE GROPPER was overcame by ANDILLIA and drops 4 
points.  Unlike most arenas, THE THING managed to get his challenge off against the 
0-0-0 DARK CHAMPION.  The crowds were amazed this turn, as DARK CHAMPION killed the 
Duelmaster, THE THING, leaving THE DEATH SQUAD in mourning.  This incredible death 
has allowed, I might add, HAYWOOD JAB from THE DEATH SQUAD to ascend to the throne of 
Duelmaster, and I hear DARK ARENA is not happy.  An apple a day keeps the doctor 
away, but an onion a day keeps T.P.s at bay.   
     Here is other news that is of note.  And who is this BOWSER you ask, with 95 
points and a 18-40-1 record.  Ooh, the tales I could tell!   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  Ask not the elves for counsel, for they 
will say both yes and no.  Silly buggers, eh?   
     Well, there's the manager of the TOBIR giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 
'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some 
tracks.  Its been fun, and I'm sure you enjoyed it (boos).  Now that I've got you 
worked up for Snide Clemens, I'll be leaving-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAYWOOD JAB 4238             14   6  1   115       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOWSER 4096                  18  40  1    95       THE DOGHOUSE (188)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WOOFER 4254                  12   5  1    54       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 ANDILLIA 4255                10   7  0    49       THE DOGHOUSE (188)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAMMERIN HANK 4134            2   1  0    30       BLITZKRIEG (421)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PORN 'STACHE 4276             2   4  0    23       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
 THE GROPPER 4133              3   2  1    21       BLITZKRIEG (421)
 CHICHI-HOOEY 4270             4   6  0    18       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 CRACK BABY 4279               0   1  0     1       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
THE GIPPER 4135        2  2 0 BLITZKRIEG 421        DARK CHAMPION 515     520 NONE    
THE THING 4185        27 11 0 THE DEATH SQUAD 63    DARK CHAMPION 515     520 NONE    

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
I MUST DIE 4278        0  1 0 THE DEATH SQUAD 63    SPYMASTER 513         520 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Haywood Jab -- Hey, that's MY line!  I'm the dog here, I'm the one who goes burying
things (though I wouldn't choose sand to do it in).  Why not just say "bad dog" and
leave ME to bury something?  (There's a steward I've had my eyes on....) -- Bowser

Porn 'Stache -- I've just been heeding the advice of a spy reporter and taking a
dagger to shave you close, you know.  You asked for it. -- Chichi-Hooey

Yes, well, that Fan is less Cheerful now, and a good thing.  He was driving me to
distraction with his laughing and cheering. -- Woofer

These Civilized Criminals are the pits.  They lull you with their good manners, and
then WHAMMO. -- Andillia

27 June 2005
ATTENTION ALL YOU ALLIANCE-TYPE PEOPLE:
For the purposes of tourney newsletter alliance listings (when I am able to do them),
you may only be listed in ONE alliance.  In other words, you have to choose!  If you
are a part of Englebert's Alliance and Englebert's Alliance is "part" of Ruthrauf's
Alliance, I will list you EITHER as part of Englebert's Alliance OR as part of
Ruthrauf's Alliance, NOT both.  The default would be the top-level alliance,
Ruthrauf's, in this example.  If you'd rather be listed separately, let me know and I
will do so, but that will be the only listing you get. -- The Saint, keeper of ever-
more-complicated lists

29 Jun 2005
The Company of Brothers (TCB) welcomes two new members to our alliance...Liam the
Goth and Buddy Lee.  We have no doubt that they will prove to be assets to our
alliance and the general dueling community. -- Baphomet, co-founder, T.C.B.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

THE THING was viciously butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 5 minute Dark Arena fight.
THE GIPPER was murdered by DARK CHAMPION in a exciting 2 minute gory Dark Arena melee.
I MUST DIE was slaughtered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
HAYWOOD JAB devastated BOWSER in a 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
WOOFER subdued HAMMERIN HANK in a 2 minute master vs. beginner competition.
ANDILLIA overpowered THE GROPPER in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
CHICHI-HOOEY was bested by PORN 'STACHE in a 3 minute gory competition.
CRACK BABY was handily defeated by SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 3 minute uneven melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         LUNGING ATTACK    21 -   8 -  0      72  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   3 -  1      70  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY        8 -   4 -  0      67  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -   8 -  0      53  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW         6 -   8 -  0      43  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -  11 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   6 -  0      33  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 520 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     AIMED BLOW         1 -  2         3  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   HAYWOOD JAB 4238           14   6  1  115 THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    WOOFER 4254                12   5  1   54 THE DOGHOUSE (188)
AIMED BLOW       ANDILLIA 4255              10   7  0   49 THE DOGHOUSE (188)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BOWSER 4096.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
HAMMERIN HANK 4134.  The ten other most popular fighters were CHICHI-HOOEY 4270, PORN 
'STACHE 4276, WOOFER 4254, THE GIPPER 4135, I MUST DIE 4278, HAYWOOD JAB 4238, 
ANDILLIA 4255, BOWSER 4096, THE GROPPER 4133, and CRACK BABY 4279.

The least popular fighter this week was CRACK BABY 4279.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were THE GROPPER 4133, BOWSER 4096, ANDILLIA 4255, HAYWOOD JAB 4238, I MUST 
DIE 4278, THE GIPPER 4135, WOOFER 4254, PORN 'STACHE 4276, CHICHI-HOOEY 4270, and 
HAMMERIN HANK 4134.

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

THE THING (14-4185) THE DEATH SQUAD (63)