DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/21/2008    Duedate: 02/02/2008

TOBIR ARENA

DM-14    TURN-585

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SCRUFF
THE DOGHOUSE (188)
(14-4421) [26-13-0,113]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SCRUFF                         POSITION IS EMPTY
THE DOGHOUSE (188)             
(14-4421) [26-13-0,113]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

100%                           100%
NO-HALF STEPPING (451)         NO-HALF STEPPING (451)
(14-4429) [16-9-2,101]         (14-4429) [16-9-2,101]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE DOGHOUSE (188)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)     58
2. FOREIGN LEGION (445)        15      FOREIGN LEGION (445)
3. OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)      8      Unchartered Team
4. THE DOGHOUSE (188)           6
5. NO-HALF STEPPING (451)     -25      TRISKIDECAPHOBE (179)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 FOREIGN LEGION (445)      69  32  2 68.3   1/ 1 THE DOGHOUSE (188)       11  4 0
 2/ 0 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)  260 171 19 60.3   2/ 2 ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)   6  3 0
 3/ 2 ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)  267 214 18 55.5   3/ 0 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)   3  2 0
 4/ 0 NO-HALF STEPPING (451)    54  52  5 50.9   4/ 3 FOREIGN LEGION (445)      2  2 0
 5/ 4 THE DOGHOUSE (188)       503 588  9 46.1   5/ 0 NO-HALF STEPPING (451)    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

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 291): LORD BYRON of SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 585): ONEWOLF of WOLFBROTHERS (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 584): SCRUFF of THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 577): JACKSON of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 574): MANUEL PEREZ of MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 573): FLEX of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 571): MOLDRAUN of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 566): JACK STRAW of THE WARLOCKS (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 536): TRIANGLE MAN of NEUROMANCERS (Rude Buddha, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 527): LORIMINA of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 518): MICK JAGGER of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 239): INSOLENT IRIS of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 420): ELEPHANT DUNG of WILD KINGDOM (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 193): BENITO CHATTE of THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 470): VAJRA VALMEJAR of SCARLET KNIGHTS (Armalias, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 291): SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 585): DEADMAN'S HAND (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 584): THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 577): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 574): MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 573): AMAZONS (?, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 571): GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 566): GOTHIC (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 536): FRENETIC CREED (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 527): WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 518): FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 239): FIRE INC. (Wretch, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 420): THE EXILED ONES (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 192): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 470): SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 585): FARSHOT of NEVERWAKE (Doc Steele, mgr.)
                   (turn 584): DIRK DARKBLADE of IMMORTALS (Dartor, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 583): BWUCE REE of FOREIGN LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 536): TRIANGLE MAN of NEUROMANCERS (Rude Buddha, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 526): FORANDIN of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 516): JUANITA of FANIDLS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 518): MICK JAGGER of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 239): INSOLENT IRIS of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 191): AIKEN of SUPERIOR FORCES Y4 (Manager, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     M. Chardinee was very polite, even after the arena scribe said I threatened to
bite his face off.  I wouldn't have done that, you know, even though he's a cat.
That would be the act of a Bad Dog, and I really don't want Arenamaster Vashku
telling me I'm a bad dog.
     I wouldn't have minded more than a single skill along with the win.  Even just
the addition of a dog biscuit would have been acceptable.

                                       Scruff

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, warriors of TOBIR!  Once again I've been called out of retirement for 
my abilities and insights into Spyreporting.  ALL THE MUN'S MEN showed TOBIR what 
they were made of as they fought with a vengeance to walk off with 4-1-0.  What's 
with GEORGE FOREMUN?  He actually beat THE DOGHOUSE's LADY MUTT, and walked away with 
24 more points from the fight.  Major screwup at THE DOGHOUSE.  LADY MUTT lost 21 
points to GEORGE FOREMUN.  Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe LADY MUTT will 
provide more easy wins...  100% was reminded on the sands why SCRUFF is Duelmaster.  
I suppose you want to hear some rumors and dirty gossip about your fellow fighters?  
Tough!   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...   
     Warriors of TOBIR unite.  You have only your games to lose!  Many a warrior has 
met his fate in a hungover stupor.  You young rapscallions, take note!   
     Who knows what the future holds for a warrior.  More fights, there's no doubt.  
The end of another Spyreport!  That's cause for celebration in my book!  Remember--a 
good fighter needs both good skills and good luck.  Until next time,-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SCRUFF 4421                  26  13  0   113       THE DOGHOUSE (188)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ITALIAN STALLION 4399        20   2  0   123       FOREIGN LEGION (445)
 100% 4429                    16   9  2   101       NO-HALF STEPPING (451)
-LRB 4488                     10   8  0    95       NO-HALF STEPPING (451)
 MOLYNEUX 3921                23  18  0    93       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
 GINKOR 4515                  14   5  0    91       THE DOGHOUSE (188)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ABBOTT 4131                  13   4  2    89       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
 FROSTY THE SNOWMUN 4181       7   2  0    86       ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ECHANOSARAH 4490             16  12  0    66       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 WESTON 4137                   8   8  1    62       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GEORGE FOREMUN 4187           6   4  0    56       ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)
 WHOLE MUTT 4516              11   8  0    52       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 STEWART 4213                  6   6  1    44       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
 LADY MUTT 4531                7   3  0    34       THE DOGHOUSE (188)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHAMUN 4544                   3   0  1    29       ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)
 MUN OVER BOARD 4219           4   2  0    27       ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MINUTE MUN 4545               1   2  0    19       ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)
 BOMBAY 4519                   1   8  0    15       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
-CODECRACKER 4518              2   4  0    10       NO-HALF STEPPING (451)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BLUB 4548               0  1 0 FOREIGN LEGION 445   ARENAMASTER VASH      585  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

The Kung-Fu Master tried to kick me in the teeth, so of COURSE I bit him.  What else
could I do?  I've got some self-respect, you know. -- Ginkor

I'm really glad I'm not a Guardsman.  Imagine fighting and fighting and fighting and
not being allowed to show your best moves or use what you learned last time or
anything!  It must be very hard for them. -- Echanosarah

Remind me to bite Ginkor!  He got the Kung-Fu Master all stirred up and angry, and
then *I* had to fight him, and he's out of my league anyway and he was MEAN to me. --
Lady Mutt

The Delarquan Sailor was doing it again.  Sneaking across the property line and
trying to steal my bone!  I can't put up with that, and NO ONE would expect me to. --
Whole Mutt

Huh, four-one against standbys, what a turn. -- Jorja, The Doghouse

M. Ziriifth Chardinee -- (snarl, snap) -- Ginkor

Ghost of Ace -- Pathetic. -- Arenamaster Vashku

Scruff -- You are becoming more decisive and aggressive than I had expected.  Good
dog. -- M. Ziriifth Chardinee

Ginkor -- I did not expect you to try to floss with my toes.  And I don't appreciate
the effort, either, ingenious though it was. -- Dowryl of Tarrgir, Master of Kung-Fu

Echanosarah -- I never expected to end up training dogs.  I fear I lack an aptitude
for it. -- Dacio Torranz, Guardsman of Tobir

Lady Mutt -- You need to work on stamina and coordination if you expect to get
anywhere in this business. -- Dowryl of Tarrgir, Master of Kung-Fu

Whole Mutt -- Leggo my leg, you damned mutt! -- Arsulis, Delarquan Sailor

22 December 2007
All -- Just that tired old reminder to check your e-mail settings when you send ads
and such.  Please send stuff as plain text rather than as HTML or formatted text.
HAL, being the simple golem it is, doesn't know what to do with anything other than
plain text.  Note, this also means it doesn't know what to do with "smart" or "curly"
quotes, whether single or double, em-dashes (rendered here as two hyphens "--") or
everyone's favourite ellipsis (..., aka three dots). -- A public self-service
announcement from your Ed.

15 January 2008
                                 Order of Lost Souls

     Where there is a beginning, there is an end.  Where there is a whole, there is a
part.  Where there is light, there is dark.  All these are found to be true and along
with the most important, when something is lost it can always be found.
     Many a person has walked this land in one form or another.  Some truly believe
that here is there and there is here but who really knows?  Among the peoples of this
great land many have felt lost in time and in place.  Some have gone as far as to be
lost of soul....
     Although most are thought to have been born into this world in a mortal way, no
one can be sure.  Life is something they have in a way but a torturous joke to them
in all others.  They live in a sense as they are here and now and having mind and
knowledge.  They are flesh and blood of one sort of another.  They cast a shadow as
all things living do.  Blood courses through their veins.
     These beings have become wraiths drifting here and there, knowing that they
truly belong nowhere.  Searching for that one thing that they seem to be missing or
the one thing in them that puts them beyond others.  These people have become masters
of many things as time seems to have no hold.  For not even time can find those that
are truly lost.  Many of these beings have drifted toward the gladiatorial games.  In
the blood and chaos of the arenas something holds them like no other.  It's the loss
of something they have never had or something they had so long ago it seems to have
never been.  LIFE.
     A few of the more shall we say "human" of these beings have settled into many
arenas around the land.  The loss of life and the crazed emotions of the arenas
giving them glimpses of things they longed for but seemed incapable of attaining.
     A number of these lost ones saw in each other something that might be able to
help the other.  They spent many a day traveling to and fro, for what is time to one
who it doesn't touch.  The more time they spent together the more they seemed to
change.  No one noticed the change in the others but each recognized it in himself.
Years passed and the changes stopped.  Each had been changed in different ways but
all felt more whole.  A discussion ensued between them.  They came to a realization
that in each other they had found parts of themselves that had been missing.  Then
came the next thought.  If they could find more of like minded lost ones they might
eventually find what they always wanted, their true selves.
     The group settled down to think things through.  They finally came up with an
idea they all could accept.  They would form an organization that through their
arenas through out the land they would seek out other lost ones.  If they were of
like mind they would be invited to join the group and seek that special something
they all desired.
     This was how it began and how it still is.  The Order of Lost Souls was formed
and the search began.  The original members numbered six.  They were Baphomet,
Blackstorm, Hammer, JGW, Reaper and Wretch.  These members of the Order spread their
gladiator stables through out the realm seeking others like them.  Through blood and
death they lived through others.  One day hoping to live for themselves.  For as they
all know what is lost must eventually be found....

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BLUB was butchered by ARENAMASTER VASHKU in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SCRUFF unbelievably bested 100% in a action packed 9 minute veteran's Title duel.
GINKOR overpowered WESTON in a crowd pleasing 1 minute gory mismatched duel.
FROSTY THE SNOWMUN defeated KHALHUMS DWARF in a 1 minute match.
ABBOTT viciously subdued NOBLE ASSASSIN in a action packed 1 minute gory brawl.
MOLYNEUX unbelievably bested ECHANOSARAH in a crowd pleasing 3 minute master's match.
LADY MUTT was overpowered by GEORGE FOREMUN in a action packed 1 minute uneven melee.
WHOLE MUTT unbelievably bested STEWART in a popular 3 minute gruesome duel.
MUN OVER BOARD slimly lost to AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 2 minute gory fight.
BOMBAY beat POLITE BEGGAR in a popular 1 minute melee.
SHAMUN overpowered POLITE BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided match.
MINUTE MUN viciously subdued TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 3 minute amateur's conflict.

                                    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      5 -   0 -  0     100  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   4 -  1      64  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         AIMED BLOW        12 -   7 -  0      63  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -  10 -  0      57  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         TOTAL PARRY       17 -  14 -  0      55  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         LUNGING ATTACK    24 -  20 -  0      55  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   5 -  0      44  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   3 -  0      25  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     2 -   6 -  0      25  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 585 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-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  AIMED BLOW     
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      SCRUFF 4421                26  13  0  113 THE DOGHOUSE (188)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    100% 4429                  16   9  2  101 NO-HALF STEPPING (451)
LUNGING ATTACK   GINKOR 4515                14   5  0   91 THE DOGHOUSE (188)
STRIKING ATTACK  ABBOTT 4131                13   4  2   89 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
AIMED BLOW       FROSTY THE SNOWMUN 4181     7   2  0   86 ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is 100% 4429.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
100% 4429.  The ten other most popular fighters were ECHANOSARAH 4490, STEWART 4213, 
MINUTE MUN 4545, SCRUFF 4421, ABBOTT 4131, BOMBAY 4519, GINKOR 4515, FROSTY THE 
SNOWMUN 4181, MOLYNEUX 3921, and GEORGE FOREMUN 4187.

The least popular fighter this week was BLUB 4548.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were LADY MUTT 4531, WESTON 4137, SHAMUN 4544, WHOLE MUTT 4516, MUN OVER 
BOARD 4219, GEORGE FOREMUN 4187, MOLYNEUX 3921, FROSTY THE SNOWMUN 4181, GINKOR 4515, 
and BOMBAY 4519.

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

     For those of you who keep track of such things, 47 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                   LAND OF FLUSH (11-4373) of CONSORTIUM CRAP (408)
                    LORD KRONOS (11-6111) of MANIACAL TUFTS (431)
                         NATAS (11-6531) of DO IT AGAIN (565)
                      TOTTI (17-5991) of ITALIAN FOOTBALL (407)
                 SIXTH SICK SHIEK (18-2940) of TONGUE TWISTERS (265)
                    SOLSBURY HILL (18-8558) of STREET PIZZA (106)
                        CAFFREY'S (21-4748) of REAL BEER (424)
                         LEE (30-4255) of LHI'S ANGELS (406)
                    PRIVATE ROOM (31-3620) of MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
                      OBERON (31-6133) of AUTUMN LIGHTNING (615)
                  PADISHAR CREEL (36-2208) of BIG LAKE BASHERS (23)
                      BLUE-GREY (55-3370) of ALL AMERICAN (362)
                    RUBBER KNIFE (57-2546) of USELESS TOOLS (345)
                       SVETLANA (57-4040) of MORDYKR KEEP (466)
                DEVIL'S ADVOCATE (68-4666) of BLOOD 4 THE MASSES (447)
                  CATASTROPHE (71-6273) of THE BROTHERHOOD 98 (708)
                        BIGFACE (82-237) of RUPTURE FARMS (43)
                        SHORT-TEMER (82-980) of LIFESPAN (165)
                        FOGGED IN (82-1298) of TEMPE '99 (225)
                           SINISTER (82-3298) of EVIL (450)
                        I-10 (82-5256) of TRIP TO TEMPE (711)
                   CAL RIPPER JR (82-6799) of ORIOLE MADNESS (967)
                 TINY ARCHIBALD (82-8174) of THE POINT GUARDS (1183)
                     LARG JOHN (82-8616) of THE MUSIC MAN (1256)
                          0002 (82-13973) of JAN 2002 (2073)
                    DEIRDRE (82-15176) of TOADS OF AMBER 2 (2276)
                 OOPSIDIDITAGAIN (82-15292) of LUROCIANS XVII (2294)
                    TV EATS MY LIFE (82-17438) of RESCUE ME (2667)
                   FLUFFY BUNNY (82-18105) of OFFENDED SANDY (2774)
                  COLLEEN (82-18383) of SUPERIOR FORCES 1305 (2828)
                 ICHIRO TRICKLE (82-19442) of NASCAR NINJAS II (3009)
                    STURM PYRE (82-19644) of DARK TOADS 03A (3046)
                     BOTTACELLI (82-22958) of HER ALTEREGO (3659)
                   UNHOLY GERBIL (82-24046) of CROSS BREED! (3837)
                       HANA (82-24461) of 4-LETTER GIRLS (3901)
                    TEEVELLA (82-24954) of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (3983)
                         1001 (82-25095) of DUMB PUDS (4011)
                OPEN UP, POLICE (82-25801) of DONT ANSWER THAT (4148)
              CRACKED AND LEAKING (82-28597) of STREET PIZZAD XXI (4657)
                     VAMPIRE (82-29366) of DARK TOADS 04V (4791)
                      WYVERN (82-29373) of DARK TOADS 04W (4792)
                  MEGALODON (82-32285) of DEVILS OF THE DEEP (5329)
                     CONCRETE (82-33162) of LUROCIANS III (5473)
                  DESSERT (82-34664) of SUPERIOR FORCES 1505 (5709)
                TURNIP TORNEDO (82-35257) of GARDEN OF EVIL II (5807)
                            XRIS (82-36974) of WOW (6113)
                        FREAKSHOW (82-38749) of 072905O (6445)

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes