DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/18/2008    Duedate: 03/01/2008

TOBIR ARENA

DM-14    TURN-587

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ABBOTT
OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
(14-4131) [15-4-2,115]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ABBOTT                         POSITION IS EMPTY
OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)        
(14-4131) [15-4-2,115]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

100%                           STEWART
NO-HALF STEPPING (451)         OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
(14-4429) [16-10-2,96]         (14-4213) [8-6-2,59]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)     33
2. THE DOGHOUSE (188)          18      OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
3. FOREIGN LEGION (445)         0      Unchartered Team
4. ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)     -1
5. NO-HALF STEPPING (451)      -5      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)      69  32  2 68.3   1/ 3 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)  11  4 1
 2/ 2 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)  268 173 20 60.8   2/ 2 ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)  11  4 0
 3/ 3 ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)  274 217 18 55.8   3/ 1 THE DOGHOUSE (188)        7  8 0
 4/ 4 NO-HALF STEPPING (451)    54  53  5 50.5   4/ 5 NO-HALF STEPPING (451)    0  2 0
 5/ 5 THE DOGHOUSE (188)       507 594  9 46.0   5- 4 FOREIGN LEGION (445)      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 292): LORD BYRON of SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 587): SAFFRON SKUNK of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 586): SCRUFF of THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 579): CHUCKER ISTTA of MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 576): MANUEL PEREZ of MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 575): DR HOOK of THE RED BLADES (Bill the Bard, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 572): CAYLON MCCANN of STEEL CRUSADE (Cassius Calvata, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 568): JACK STRAW of THE WARLOCKS (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 538): SELVUN of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 529): LORIMINA of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 520): CADDO SCOT of BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 240): PAS DE QUARTIER of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 422): ELEPHANT DUNG of WILD KINGDOM (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 194): I OF THE KNEE DOLL of HAZAARDS OF CLONING (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 472): VAJRA VALMEJAR of SCARLET KNIGHTS (Armalias, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 292): SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 587): BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 586): THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 579): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 576): MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 575): AMAZONS (?, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 572): GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 568): RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 538): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 529): WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 520): FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 240): FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 421): THE EXILED ONES (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 194): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 472): SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 585): FARSHOT of NEVERWAKE (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 586): SCRUFF of THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 575): DR HOOK of THE RED BLADES (Bill the Bard, mgr.)
                  (turn 574): FLEX of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 538): SELVUN of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
              (turn 537): BELLA DEANE of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 529): LORIMINA of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 520): BUNKER of SONS OF TULL (Gerald Bostock, 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.

     It was a good try, Molyneux.  I do like a human who is willing to really get
INTO interacting with a dog.  People will tell you that staring contests are a cat
thing, but trust me, if it's well done, a dog can enjoy it just as much.  Of course,
with cats, it's more of a question of who can out-haughty which, whereas with dogs,
it's a mutual appreciation thing.

                                       Scruff

P.S.  Frisbee?  Well, I do like frisbees, but they don't LAST well.

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, TOBIR?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Later days, THE DOGHOUSE, since OTAGO 
HIGHLANDERS took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  Of course, 
we're all terribly impressed to see LADY MUTT win a fight and gain 20 points, 
terribly.  Tsk, tsk, LADY MUTT beat GEORGE FOREMUN and GEORGE FOREMUN lost 15 points. 
You're breakin' my heart.  And if variety is the spice of life, TOBIR may be getting 
bland, as SCRUFF stays top dog in the city.  Kickbacks and bribes, kickbacks and 
bribes, how else do you think some of these guys win their fights?  Skill?  Ha!   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for TOBIR's 
morgue.  More variety.  Titanium shields and bamboo daggers, guess what brave team is 
developing these kinds of weapons?   
     There's got to be a better place in TOBIR to get a drink than The Victory 
Tavern!  Any suggestions?  Phlllt!  Just had to do that before I leave the fine city 
of TOBIR.  I feel much better now.  Paste this one in your scrapbooks, you'll need 
the kindling come this winter-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ABBOTT 4131                  15   4  2   115       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ITALIAN STALLION 4399        20   2  0   123       FOREIGN LEGION (445)
 MOLYNEUX 3921                24  19  0   106       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
 100% 4429                    16  10  2    96       NO-HALF STEPPING (451)
-LRB 4488                     10   8  0    95       NO-HALF STEPPING (451)
 FROSTY THE SNOWMUN 4181       8   3  0    95       ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GINKOR 4515                  14   7  0    80       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 WESTON 4137                  10   8  1    74       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ECHANOSARAH 4490             16  14  0    62       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 LADY MUTT 4531                9   3  0    59       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 STEWART 4213                  8   6  2    59       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHAMUN 4544                   5   0  1    50       ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)
 GEORGE FOREMUN 4187           7   5  0    48       ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)
 WHOLE MUTT 4516              11  10  0    46       THE DOGHOUSE (188)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MUN OVER BOARD 4219           5   3  0    32       ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)
 MINUTE MUN 4545               3   2  0    26       ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOMBAY 4519                   2   9  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?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Abbott -- (cringing slightly)  You're too big.  That's intimidation!  I don't think I
should have to put up with being loomed over and intimidated.  (a moment of brooding
silence)  Of course, Jorja says I should just buckle down and win the fight, and then
you won't be intimidating.  Shows how much SHE knows. -- Ginkor

Frosty the Snowmun -- Weather's in your favor, sure enough.  Another blasted winter
wonderland out there.  If you ask ME, it's time for winter to be OVER. -- Echanosarah

Weston -- (melting gaze)  But what did I *do*?  I don't understand.  How will I ever
learn not to do it again if you don't tell me?  I just wanted to have fun with you,
and share that really wonderful ripe old bone I found, and maybe splash around in the
snow. -- Whole Mutt

Mun Over Board -- If you would stop thrashing around, I'd pull you out again.  But
you can't expect me to stick my head down there when you're behaving so violently,
you hit me on the nose once already! -- Lady Mutt

28 January 2008
CALLING ALL THUGS, BRUTES, OGRES, QUARTER HALF WITS, SHALLOW HALBERD ENTHUSIASTS AND
MAUL RATS:  Since the Bashing style has often been maligned in the forums, it is time
to give the style a little tough love with the following concept:  An ALL-BASHER
arena.  The rules are simple--enter the arena as a rookie basher.  That's it.  RSI
said I need to get 20 managers on board and I'm about half way there.  If you are
interested in taking part, PM me in the forums or email me:  chase at accesspr.com
and put D2 in the subject header.

Chase a.k.a. SwineTiger

2 February 2008
ATTENTION EVERYONE -- In March I am going to do manager lists for all arenas.  This
is part of my ongoing and undoubtedly largely futile attempt to get my lists
organized.  If you think I might not know who you are or if you think I might and
you'd rather I not share that information, let me know this month!  You can e-mail
me at Sue at solberg dash mathews dot com (replacing the at, dash and dot with
appropriate characters.  You can send a diplo to The Saint.  You can put an ad in
the newsletter.  Semaphore doesn't work so well, nor does telepathy. -- The Saint,
keeper of lists

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SCRUFF bested FROSTY THE SNOWMUN in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
ABBOTT vanquished GINKOR in a 1 minute uneven Title battle.
100% was subdued by MOLYNEUX in a crowd pleasing 3 minute bloody expert's fight.
WESTON savagely defeated ECHANOSARAH in a exciting 1 minute bloody fight.
GEORGE FOREMUN was bested by LADY MUTT in a popular 1 minute duel.
WHOLE MUTT was viciously subdued by STEWART in a crowd pleasing 2 minute bloody match.
SHAMUN savagely defeated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute gruesome melee.
MUN OVER BOARD vanquished FRATSFAN NOBLE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
BOMBAY was luckily beaten by FRATSFAN NOBLE in a action packed 1 minute duel.
MINUTE MUN defeated POLITE BEGGAR in a 2 minute novice's fight.

                                    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      3 -   0 -  0     100  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -   2 -  2      83  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW        12 -   5 -  0      71  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -   7 -  0      59  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         TOTAL PARRY       16 -  13 -  0      55  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         LUNGING ATTACK    24 -  23 -  0      51  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   4 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   3 -  0      25  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 587 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  ABBOTT 4131                15   4  2  115 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
TOTAL PARRY      MOLYNEUX 3921              24  19  0  106 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    100% 4429                  16  10  2   96 NO-HALF STEPPING (451)
AIMED BLOW       FROSTY THE SNOWMUN 4181     8   3  0   95 ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)
LUNGING ATTACK   GINKOR 4515                14   7  0   80 THE DOGHOUSE (188)
BASHING ATTACK   WESTON 4137                10   8  1   74 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
SLASHING ATTACK  STEWART 4213                8   6  2   59 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
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 
STEWART 4213.  The ten other most popular fighters were 100% 4429, MINUTE MUN 4545, 
WESTON 4137, LADY MUTT 4531, SHAMUN 4544, BOMBAY 4519, FROSTY THE SNOWMUN 4181, 
ABBOTT 4131, MUN OVER BOARD 4219, and MOLYNEUX 3921.

The least popular fighter this week was WHOLE MUTT 4516.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were GINKOR 4515, GEORGE FOREMUN 4187, ECHANOSARAH 4490, MOLYNEUX 3921, MUN 
OVER BOARD 4219, ABBOTT 4131, FROSTY THE SNOWMUN 4181, BOMBAY 4519, SHAMUN 4544, and 
LADY MUTT 4531.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

100% (14-4429) NO-HALF STEPPING (451)

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

SCRUFF (14-4421) THE DOGHOUSE (188)