DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/18/2005    Duedate: 05/31/2005

IAYE ARENA

DM-30    TURN-497

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MESSENGER BIRD
GAMEHENDGE (299)
(30-4414) [18-11-2,145]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MESSENGER BIRD                 UNSCATHED
GAMEHENDGE (299)               CRYSTAL PALACE (435)
(30-4414) [18-11-2,145]        (30-4516) [5-3-0,28]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MESSENGER BIRD                 ADMIRAL ISO
GAMEHENDGE (299)               LENPROS (145)
(30-4414) [18-11-2,145]        (30-4202) [15-9-2,81]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

GAMEHENDGE (299)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)  46
2. GAMEHENDGE (299)            37      THE WARLOCKS (430)
3. LENPROS (145)               12      Unchartered Team
4. THE WARLOCKS (430)           8
5. RED DOG GANG (356)           1      CRYSTAL PALACE (435)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 THE WARLOCKS (430)        69  26  5 72.6   1/ 3 GAMEHENDGE (299)         10  5 0
 2/ 2*CRYSTAL PALACE (435)      10   6  0 62.5   2/ 4 LENPROS (145)             8  6 0
 3/ 3 THE A'S -- LOSERS  (431)  76  48  3 61.3   3/ 5 THE A'S -- LOSERS  (431)  8  7 1
 4/ 4 LENPROS (145)            813 547 24 59.8   4/ 1 THE WARLOCKS (430)        8  7 0
 5/ 5 GAMEHENDGE (299)          96  76  7 55.8   5- 2 WRESTLMANIACS (73)        5  3 0
 6- 7 WRESTLMANIACS (73)        43  39  3 52.4   6/ 6 RED DOG GANG (356)        5 10 0
 7/ 8 RED DOG GANG (356)       385 516  7 42.7   7/ 7*CRYSTAL PALACE (435)      3  3 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 256): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 514): WARDUKE of SCARLET KNIGHTS II (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 514): JUNO of THE DOGHOUSE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 507): NO HURRY of JUST CHILLIN (Mr. Freeze, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 503): WARTORTLE of WATER DECK (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 503): BRON CHOLLU of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 504): MISS PRISS of GOLDEN CANYON (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 496): SENATOR SEDALIA of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 465): TRIANGLE MAN of NEUROMANCERS (Rude Buddha, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 458): HOLY SCHLITZ of OLD SCHOOL (Otto X. Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 447): VALLEY-JO of BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 204): RENDOR QUIL of MIDDLE WAY 8 (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 363): BRUSHFIRE of NATURAL DISASTERS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 352): SABURO SAKAI of EMPIRE OF THE SUN (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 158): SOLAR SISTER of THE FURIOUS FIVE (Generalissimo Puerco)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 399): JESUS of RISEN FROM THE DEAD from DWES EG (LHI, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 256): YAKUZA (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 514): LORDS OF CHAOS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 514): THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 507): THE REPUBLICANS (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 503): WATER DECK (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 503): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 504): GOLDEN CANYON (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 496): THE WARLOCKS (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 465): BEYOND THE PALE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 458): WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 447): BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 204): SITTEES (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 363): THIEVES GUILD (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 352): EMPIRE OF THE SUN (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 158): THE FURIOUS FIVE (Generalissimo Puerco, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 399): SUNNYDALE, etc. (LHI, 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.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 513): ANGRY SHEW of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 507): NO HURRY of JUST CHILLIN (Mr. Freeze, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 502): WE LIKE THE MOON of SPONGMONKEYS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 504): MISS PRISS of GOLDEN CANYON (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 464): DARK LENORA of BEYOND THE PALE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 458): THE VEAL DEAL of GLAD TO MEAT YOU (Alfredo
                             Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 446): KHORNE SHADOWSPAWN of RUBY DRAGONS (Talon Warsmith)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 351): SHADY LADY of WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     A gentleman should only have two turns in office, and for that reason, I shall
be giving up the Title next round.  I want to spend time with the wife and kids while
I am still young.  (Translated by The Consortium Scribe -- "I have too many PP's and
I cannot afford to take a chance at getting more if I want to run in the FTF in St
Louis.")

I want to send my best wishes to anyone who is challenging or in line for the throne.
Treat it well.  (Translated by The Consortium Scribe -- "I could beat any one of
them.")  I also want to thank my Manager and teammates for all their hard work to get
me where I am.  They are a great group.  (Translated by The Consortium Scribe --
"Keep the donations and bribes rolling".)

I have little else to offer in this column, so I am off to a vacation and some rest.
(Translated by The Consortium Scribe -- "Just a little stop in The Caymans with a
young good-lookin' babe, before I hear home to the wife and kids.")  I wish you well.
(Translated by The Consortium Scribe -- "I hope I score".)

Senator Sedalia

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly IAYE games.  Former top team THE WARLOCKS was unseated 
this week as GAMEHENDGE moved up from 3rd ranking to take the top spot with a 4-1-0 
record for the round.  My praise to THE A'S -- LOSERS II for their 4-1-0 week this 
time out.  Indeed, it was a skillfully fought round deserving of notice!  THE RIVER 
caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as it skillfully bested ADMIRAL 
ISO and was awarded 19 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable 
duels, THE RIVER put down ADMIRAL ISO, causing him to lose 9 points of recognition in 
the process.  Due to his absence and inability to defend the throne, SENATOR SEDALIA 
has lost the title of Duelmaster.  This time victory fell to the grasp of the 
usurper.  All hail MESSENGER BIRD, Duelmaster of IAYE!  Heed this!  A seer has warned 
that if exactly 6 die in duels this week, the whole city shall perish!  Just 
remember...5 or 7!   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In IAYE "art" is a word that has long 
since passed from the language!  I saw one fighter that warriors avoided when this 
week's challenge seeking began.  THE A'S -- LOSERS II is feared.  This much I can 
say.  Methinks more than a few here could name the guild it was that spent the better 
part of last week avoiding THE A'S -- LOSERS II.  Indeed it was LENPROS.  Loose talk 
at the arena has reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters 
are after STEINBACH.  Watch your back!   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  Let all swords of the city take heed!  By law, WRESTLMANIACS has 
but one remaining week to take their revenge upon MESSENGER BIRD for the slaying of 
THE ROCK.  Some say a warrior is judged by the way he bears arms.  One thing is sure, 
better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!   
     The girls are as pretty in IAYE as ever I remembered them....and the fighters as 
ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  Sadly warriors, now longer can I keep thy 
company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  Till we meet 
again, remember:  a turtle walks slow, hides head in a shell, and harms no one; a 
lion runs to slay its prey.-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MESSENGER BIRD 4414          18  11  2   145       GAMEHENDGE (299)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SENATOR SEDALIA 4245         15   7  0   121       LENPROS (145)
 DARK STAR 4468               17   2  1   120       THE WARLOCKS (430)
 TELA 2973                    21  17  0   112       GAMEHENDGE (299)
 BERTHA 4469                  18   1  0   104       THE WARLOCKS (430)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DR. ROSENZWEIG 4247          13   6  0    90       LENPROS (145)
 GISSANNIAH 4486              12  10  0    90       RED DOG GANG (356)
 THE RIVER 4460               15   4  0    89       GAMEHENDGE (299)
 FREEDA 4485                  10  12  0    84       RED DOG GANG (356)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ADMIRAL ISO 4202             15   9  2    81       LENPROS (145)
 CRAZY FINGERS 4480           10   8  1    73       THE WARLOCKS (430)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIERRA 4477                  13   7  1    66       THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)
-STONE COLD 4315               4   0  0    66       WRESTLMANIACS (73)
 H. HATRACK 4481              11   7  2    65       THE WARLOCKS (430)
-OUTBACK JACK 672             10   8  2    64       WRESTLMANIACS (73)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RISHTEKE 4511                 8   6  0    53       RED DOG GANG (356)
 WALT WEISS 4482              12   6  0    52       THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)
-COCO B. WARE 685             10   7  0    52       WRESTLMANIACS (73)
 CANDYMAN 4467                13   6  1    47       THE WARLOCKS (430)
-ROWDY RODDY 621               8  10  0    47       WRESTLMANIACS (73)
 THE WIND 4461                10   9  1    44       GAMEHENDGE (299)
 STEINBACH 4473                8  13  0    41       THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)
 BIG MAC 4547                  4   0  1    40       THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)
 WROTE THE BOOK 4540           4   1  0    35       GAMEHENDGE (299)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PASTOR PENTANE 4519           3   4  1    32       LENPROS (145)
 UNSCATHED 4516                5   3  0    28       CRYSTAL PALACE (435)
 THE CLEAR 4539                4   1  0    27       THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)
 PARATOMS 4520                 1   3  0    27       LENPROS (145)
 PERROJO 4510                  5   9  1    25       RED DOG GANG (356)
 ENCHANTED 4517                5   3  0    24       CRYSTAL PALACE (435)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BIGFOOTS 4512                 2  10  0    16       RED DOG GANG (356)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
THE ROCK 4314         10  2 1 WRESTLMANIACS 73      MESSENGER BIRD 4414   494         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Tela -- Perhaps I had more political clout than I thought!  Thanks for the tussle,
though. -- Senator Sedalia

Leeta -- "Verbally unarmed"?!  I loved that statement! -- Lenpro

Gamehendge -- You wrote the book and it had no religion. -- Pastor Pentane

Messenger Bird -- Ok, ok.  I got the message!  And it hurt! -- Dr. Rosenzweig

Freeda -- Ahoy.  I'm glad I found you! -- Admiral Iso

Rowdy Roddy -- You fail to honor your namesake. -- Crazy Fingers

Senator Sedalia -- Congrats on your wins and the title.  I guess most people would
brag more about being 16-0 but really it was just luck. -- Bertha

Dr. Rosenzweig -- Three strength and a dagger.  Shouldn't you be winning these? --
Messenger Bird

Gissanniah -- I may be little and weak but at least I don't smell. -- Tela

Lenpro and Leeta -- Thanks for letting me know about this funky messaging system
here.  I guess this beats muttering under my breath. -- Malaquar
P.S.  Downchallenge away, I don't mind.

Self -- And I thought my endlessly interesting and mysterious names made the
newsletter exciting enough.  Hrumph.

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

4 May 2005
Several questions have been asked about Slaughter's Challenge that I'd like to
address and clarify.
     1)  All Prizes must be used on the contest team, this includes the resurrection.
         Remember any fast arena team should be able to transfer to a slow arena
         (except for arena 82, I believe).
     2)  Warriors will be allowed to fight and run in the dead tourney, should there
         be one, and return if an opening can be made without breaking the rules
         (i.e. only one DA fight allowed per team).
     3)  If you win your single DA match you do not get another.  It's one use of the
         Dark Arena win or lose so if you want him/her/it dead be sure and throw the
         match!
     4)  The resurrection potion's longevity has been extended by the commission to 6
         months but the other potions (favorites, and +1 bonus) must still be used
         within 2 turns and on a 5 FE or higher warrior.  The resurrection can go on
         any warrior regardless of FE.
Street Legal

P.S.  My thanks to those already entered (Hammer, The Consortium, Tripwire, Stik, and
Shaman) and hope many more find a reason to come to arena 54.  Again, my email is
triumph1971@hotmail.com or you can diplo me in arena 14 at THE DEATH SQUAD (63) if
you need more info!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

UNSCATHED was viciously subdued by STEINBACH in a 3 minute bloody Challenge fight.
PASTOR PENTANE viciously subdued ENCHANTED in a 4 minute Challenge battle.
GISSANNIAH was overpowered by TELA in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched duel.
BERTHA overpowered NOBLE ASSASSIN in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
DARK STAR viciously subdued FREEDA in a popular 1 minute bloody expert's brawl.
MESSENGER BIRD overpowered KUNG-FU MASTER in a 2 minute mismatched Title brawl.
THE RIVER unbelievably bested ADMIRAL ISO in a action packed 9 minute expert's duel.
DR. ROSENZWEIG unbelievably bested SIERRA in a popular 3 minute gory duel.
CRAZY FINGERS was beaten by VETERAN MERCENARY in a popular 3 minute gory melee.
H. HATRACK was subdued by KHALHUMS DWARF in a 2 minute match.
THE WIND slimly lost to RISHTEKE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute brutal conflict.
CANDYMAN subdued PARATOMS in a popular 1 minute brawl.
WALT WEISS handily defeated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
BIG MAC devastated PERROJO in a 1 minute uneven duel.
WROTE THE BOOK overpowered BIGFOOTS in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched brawl.
THE CLEAR overpowered TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         PARRY-LUNGE       18 -   7 -  0      72  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         STRIKING ATTACK   18 -  11 -  1      62  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         AIMED BLOW        12 -   8 -  0      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         BASHING ATTACK    15 -  10 -  1      60  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         TOTAL PARRY       24 -  18 -  0      57  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    32 -  24 -  3      57  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK   13 -  11 -  0      54  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         WALL OF STEEL     14 -  17 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -  12 -  1      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   4 -  0      20  |

Turn 497 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        3 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  2         3  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         2  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  1     AIMED BLOW         0 -  2         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  MESSENGER BIRD 4414        18  11  2  145 GAMEHENDGE (299)
BASHING ATTACK   DARK STAR 4468             17   2  1  120 THE WARLOCKS (430)
SLASHING ATTACK  TELA 2973                  21  17  0  112 GAMEHENDGE (299)
PARRY-LUNGE      BERTHA 4469                18   1  0  104 THE WARLOCKS (430)
TOTAL PARRY      DR. ROSENZWEIG 4247        13   6  0   90 LENPROS (145)
WALL OF STEEL    GISSANNIAH 4486            12  10  0   90 RED DOG GANG (356)
LUNGING ATTACK   SIERRA 4477                13   7  1   66 THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MESSENGER BIRD 4414.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was ADMIRAL ISO 4202.  The ten other most popular fighters were PASTOR PENTANE 
4519, SIERRA 4477, CRAZY FINGERS 4480, MESSENGER BIRD 4414, STEINBACH 4473, CANDYMAN 
4467, PARATOMS 4520, TELA 2973, DARK STAR 4468, and H. HATRACK 4481.

The least popular fighter this week was BIGFOOTS 4512.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were PERROJO 4510, GISSANNIAH 4486, FREEDA 4485, ENCHANTED 4517, THE CLEAR 
4539, BIG MAC 4547, THE WIND 4461, DR. ROSENZWEIG 4247, THE RIVER 4460, and BERTHA 
4469.