DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/17/2006    Duedate: 04/29/2006

TOBIR ARENA

DM-14    TURN-539

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

LITTLE DEVIL
PLAYPEN (435)
(14-4359) [14-1-0,117]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

LITTLE DEVIL                   POSITION IS EMPTY
PLAYPEN (435)                  
(14-4359) [14-1-0,117]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CYTOPLASMIC                    WHITE FANG
BIO WARFARE (439)              THE DOGHOUSE (188)
(14-4309) [13-17-1,57]         (14-4353) [9-8-0,35]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

PLAYPEN (435)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BIO WARFARE (439)           53
2. PLAYPEN (435)               23      PLAYPEN (435)
3. FOREIGN LEGION (445)         0      Unchartered Team
4. THE DOGHOUSE (188)          -8
                                       THIS TEAM SUCKS (238)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*FOREIGN LEGION (445)      12   5  0 70.6   1/ 1 PLAYPEN (435)            11  4 1
 2/ 2 PLAYPEN (435)             53  31  7 63.1   2- 2*FOREIGN LEGION (445)      5  1 0
 3/ 3 THE DOGHOUSE (188)       383 480  9 44.4   3/ 0 BIO WARFARE (439)         4  1 0
 4/ 0 BIO WARFARE (439)         52  78  5 40.0   4/ 3 THE DOGHOUSE (188)        3 11 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 268): INOCHI of YAKUZA (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 538): JO MOONCATCHER of KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 538): LITTLE DEVIL of PLAYPEN (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 531): BLIZZARD of JUST CHILLIN (Mr. Freeze, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 527): INNY MEANIE of MONEY PIT (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 527): BLOODSHED of MADTOWN (Namenlos, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 525): BALTIMORE of HERE TO PHOENIX (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 520): PASTOR PENTANE of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 489): DRIZZT of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 480): 5 GOT PICKED of 072905R (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 471): GLOW-ROOM of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 216): INSOLENT IRIS of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 387): ONE-TIMER of DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 375): SABURO SAKAI of EMPIRE OF THE SUN (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 170): EYE OF THE KNEE DOLL of HAZAARDS OF CLONING (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 423): CRYSTAL FIREBLADE of DEFENDERS OF VIRTUE from TARRGIR
                            (JRK, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 268): ORCISH IDIOMS (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 538): JGW EXPIRATION (JGW, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 538): PLAYPEN (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 531): none
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 527): MONEY PIT (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 527): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 525): GOLDEN CANYON (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 520): CRYSTAL PALACE (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 489): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 480): WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 471): INFERNAL LORDS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 216): SILVER KNIGHTS (Dark Knight Toker, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 387): ARADI RESORT & SPA (Lady Elysian, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 375): THE SUN CULT (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 170): NIGHTHAWKS (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 423): THE LAST STRAW V (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 268): TOM SAWYER of SMITHSONIAN (The Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 538): JO MOONCATCHER of KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 531): BLIZZARD of JUST CHILLIN (Mr. Freeze, mgr.)
               (turn 530): CRIMSON WONDER of MEDIEVAL CHAOS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 526): BUBBA JONES of KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 520): STEINBACH of THE A'S -- LOSERS II (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 470): 8-BALL of INFERNAL LORDS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 216): TORMENT of ASSASSIN NATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 387): HEADROCK of OGRES ARE US (Ghoti, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Woofer and Doghouse mongrels:

     Ok, ok, ok.  I had an off-month.  Hopefully that anomaly won't repeat itself!
News from the team front:  Kat isn't sending any of us to the tournament this month.
Why?  Heck if I know.  He rarely speaks to us as it is.  Woofer, you mentioned that
the Commission abhors an undefeated record and that they sent you to provide the
defeat.  As if you haven't been trying before?  Bad Doggie--that's just insulting!
Am I anti-dog--well, my manager's name is Kat--go figure.
     I'm doing my best to recruit more participants for our arena.  It's not that I
don't like my fellow canines and the Fuzzy Foreigners--it's just that we need to
liven the place up, y'know?  Maybe some fresh paint....

Little Devil

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
TOBIR brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Of course, we're all terribly 
impressed to see ENCLOPLASMIC win a fight and gain 19 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, M. 
CHARDINEE beat TANTRUM and TANTRUM lost 4 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And if 
variety is the spice of life, TOBIR may be getting bland, as LITTLE DEVIL stays top 
dog in the city.  I'm not in a very good mood today, but why am I telling you this?  
You want to know what's new, don't you, TOBIR?   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  Titanium shields and bamboo daggers, guess what brave 
team is developing these kinds of weapons?   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Just wait 'till next time I show up 
here, I won't be so nice!  So nyaaah!  Glad to see the back of this place-- Snide 
Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LITTLE DEVIL 4359            14   1  0   117       PLAYPEN (435)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIPPYCUP SAM 4280            12   4  3    96       PLAYPEN (435)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WOOFER 4254                  21  15  1    88       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 MITOCHONDRIAC 4333            9   5  0    87       BIO WARFARE (439)
 BINKIE 4298                  11   5  2    73       PLAYPEN (435)
 ANDILLIA 4255                16  20  0    68       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 TANTRUM 4285                  9   8  2    68       PLAYPEN (435)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOLGI APPARATUS 4342          5   2  1    63       BIO WARFARE (439)
 CYTOPLASMIC 4309             13  17  1    57       BIO WARFARE (439)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHICHI-HOOEY 4270            10  19  0    49       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
-WONG WAY 4389                 4   1  0    47       FOREIGN LEGION (445)
 PAMPER PACKER 4284            7  10  0    41       PLAYPEN (435)
 WHITE FANG 4353               9   8  0    35       THE DOGHOUSE (188)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 E COLI 4343                   2   0  0    28       BIO WARFARE (439)
-ITALIAN STALLION 4399         4   0  0    25       FOREIGN LEGION (445)
-DANISH PASTRY 4400            2   2  0    25       FOREIGN LEGION (445)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BWUCE REE 4388                2   0  0    21       FOREIGN LEGION (445)
 ENCLOPLASMIC 4307             1   0  0    19       BIO WARFARE (439)
 GERBENT 4401                  0   2  0     2       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

Woofer -- No, the fight wasn't thrown--even a bad dog gets lucky sometimes.  Don't
get used to it, as it was your last bone for a while. -- Little Devil

Chichi-Hooey -- I like the idea of ganging up on the Arenamaster.  After all, is he a
non-partisan facilitator, or opinionated fight critic?  I mean, c'mon! -- Binkie

"DANISH PASTRY was unbelievably bested by PAMPER PACKER"--something about that
doesn't sound right.

Andillia -- Haven't I seen you before somewhere? -- Binkie

Little Devil -- You turned our last performance RIGHT around, you little devil, and a
good job you did, too.  Have the title and enjoy it, if you can.  *I* don't mind.
I'm going to go sleep on the couch, bark at the mailmen, and chase the occasional
rabbit.  A dog's life.  I love it. -- Woofer

     That does sound nice.  Can I have a dog's life too? -- Ed.

Tantrum -- Do you have to screech like a steam whistle?  Throw things, kick the
walls, fine, no problem, especially when you throw your dinner on the floor.  But the
screeching and screaming, THAT, I can live without. -- Chichi-Hooey

Binkie -- (sigh)  It's that pink nightie with the feet in it.  That just gets me,
every time. -- Andillia

Wong Way -- Ah?  I should bite the OTHER end?  Okay, I'll try it. -- White Fang

Italian Stallion -- (resentfully)  You're just a KID.  That is SOOO wrong! -- Gerbent
P.S.  Either that, or you're a grown up Pushy Little Snot.  Which is just as bad.

24 March 2006
A few notes about e-mailed personals:

You may submit personal ads, columns, spotlights, etc. electronically, either via e-
mail to ads at reality dot com (which doesn't need any more spam, thank you) or on
the web at http://www.reality.com/duel2/modules.php?name=Ads.  When you submit
something, you should get back a receipt from HAL at RSI.  If you do NOT get a
receipt, your ads may have gone astray (not all e-mail makes it to its destination
any more than all snail mail does).  If you DO get a receipt, it should, in the body
of the message, tell you what arena your stuff was filed in.  Check your receipt to
make sure your submission made it to the intended destination.  Also check to see
that everything you sent made it to the same place.  Sometimes HAL, who is rather
simple-minded in some ways, will send half your stuff to another arena if the name
or number of that arena shows up at the beginning of a line.  So if the word Ti
appears at the beginning of a line halfway through your ads, all the ads after that
may end up in Ti, which is closed and doesn't need ads.  As a side note, sometimes
things move slowly, so don't wait until the last minute to send your ads and all.
If they get held up along the way, they may not show up until next turn.  Happy
writing! -- Ed.

28 March 2006
We of the Desolate Empire Alliance want to welcome two managers to our fold.  Kon of
the Empire Rising, and Osiris!  May they be blessed with the blood of their enemies,
and give no quarter in War! -- Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire

11 April 2006
To all those lookin' for some easy pickins:  I, Elfwine, manager of The Shallowship,
the most feared team in all of Jhelum, invite all who seek wide open spaces for pubs
and other such establishments of limited debauchery, to visit this deserted city and

help me clear up some of the dust.  I'm just about ready to have my guys face off
against each other to get some new action.  Guess I'd better join a tournament or
something...hmmmm, there's a thought.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

LITTLE DEVIL devastated WOOFER in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
SIPPYCUP SAM viciously subdued VETERAN MERCENARY in a action packed 1 minute battle.
MITOCHONDRIAC overpowered ANDILLIA in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
TANTRUM was viciously subdued by M. CHARDINEE in a 6 minute gory fight.
BINKIE demolished CYTOPLASMIC in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
CHICHI-HOOEY was vanquished by GOLGI APPARATUS in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
PAMPER PACKER luckily beat WHITE FANG in a crowd pleasing 3 minute gory brawl.
E COLI handily defeated TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 1 minute uneven melee.
GERBENT was vanquished by ENCLOPLASMIC 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|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         BASHING ATTACK     2 -   1 -  1      67  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -   8 -  2      64  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         AIMED BLOW        14 -   9 -  0      61  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         WALL OF STEEL     15 -  12 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -   9 -  0      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         TOTAL PARRY        8 -   8 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         LUNGING ATTACK     8 -   9 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   7 -  0      30  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 539 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       LITTLE DEVIL 4359          14   1  0  117 PLAYPEN (435)
STRIKING ATTACK  SIPPYCUP SAM 4280          12   4  3   96 PLAYPEN (435)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    WOOFER 4254                21  15  1   88 THE DOGHOUSE (188)
WALL OF STEEL    MITOCHONDRIAC 4333          9   5  0   87 BIO WARFARE (439)
LUNGING ATTACK   GOLGI APPARATUS 4342        5   2  1   63 BIO WARFARE (439)
SLASHING ATTACK  WHITE FANG 4353             9   8  0   35 THE DOGHOUSE (188)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CYTOPLASMIC 4309.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was WHITE FANG 4353.  The ten other most popular fighters were SIPPYCUP SAM 
4280, GOLGI APPARATUS 4342, E COLI 4343, LITTLE DEVIL 4359, MITOCHONDRIAC 4333, 
TANTRUM 4285, BINKIE 4298, PAMPER PACKER 4284, ENCLOPLASMIC 4307, and ANDILLIA 4255.

The least popular fighter this week was GERBENT 4401.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were CHICHI-HOOEY 4270, WOOFER 4254, CYTOPLASMIC 4309, ANDILLIA 4255, 
ENCLOPLASMIC 4307, PAMPER PACKER 4284, BINKIE 4298, TANTRUM 4285, MITOCHONDRIAC 4333, 
and LITTLE DEVIL 4359.