DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/06/2008    Duedate: 02/19/2008

IAYE ARENA

DM-30    TURN-568

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

JACK STRAW
THE WARLOCKS (430)
(30-4722) [14-3-1,148]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

JACK STRAW                     DURTH CHAR
THE WARLOCKS (430)             TEMPLAR ROGUES (449)
(30-4722) [14-3-1,148]         (30-4732) [0-1-0,4]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

IRISH CREAM                    DON FRANCIS
RED DOG GANG (356)             LENPROS (145)
(30-4654) [14-20-0,94]         (30-4619) [12-7-0,117]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

RED DOG GANG (356)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE WARLOCKS (430)          24
2. GAMEHENDGE (299)            23      THE WARLOCKS (430)
3. WORLDLY DECLINE (445)       23      Unchartered Team
4. LENPROS (145)               19
5. THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)   8      TEMPLAR ROGUES (449)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 I TRAINED THEM (331)     221 105  9 67.8   1/ 1 RED DOG GANG (356)        9  6 0
 2- 2*GOTHIC (458)              12   7  1 63.2   2/ 3 THE WARLOCKS (430)        6  3 0
 3/ 3 THE WARLOCKS (430)       182 114 10 61.5   3/ 4 THE A'S -- LOSERS  (431)  5  4 0
 4/ 4 LENPROS (145)            983 644 29 60.4   4- 2*GOTHIC (458)              4  1 1
 5/ 5 THE A'S -- LOSERS  (431) 231 186  7 55.4   5/ 7 WORLDLY DECLINE (445)     4  4 1
 6/ 6 GAMEHENDGE (299)         199 176 11 53.1   6/ 6 GAMEHENDGE (299)          3  3 0
 7- 7 RANDOM (391)              45  46  0 49.5   7/ 8 LENPROS (145)             3  7 0
 8/ 8 WORLDLY DECLINE (445)     66  70  5 48.5   8- 5 I TRAINED THEM (331)      1  0 0
 9/ 9 RED DOG GANG (356)       540 711 12 43.2   9- 9 RESCUE RANGERS II (385)   0  1 0
10-10 RESCUE RANGERS II (385)   17  31  2 35.4  10-10 RANDOM (391)              0  1 0
11/ 0*TEMPLAR ROGUES (449)       3   8  1 27.3  11/ 0*TEMPLAR ROGUES (449)      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 586): ONEWOLF of WOLFBROTHERS (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 585): SCRUFF of THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 578): IO OLDEND of MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 575): MANUEL PEREZ of MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 574): JUST A WIN of MASTERS OF SIN (Sin, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 571): MOLDRAUN of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 567): JACK STRAW of THE WARLOCKS (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 537): SELVUN of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 528): LORIMINA of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 519): TUVOLD of TUFT-TASTIC! (Adie, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 240): PAS DE QUARTIER of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, 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 471): VAJRA VALMEJAR of SCARLET KNIGHTS (Armalias, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 292): SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 586): NEVERWAKE (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 585): THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 578): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 575): MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 574): AMAZONS (?, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 571): GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 567): RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 537): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 528): WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 519): BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Jorja, 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 192): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 471): SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 585): FARSHOT of NEVERWAKE (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 574): FLEX of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 537): BELLA DEANE of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
              (turn 536): TRIANGLE MAN of NEUROMANCERS (Rude Buddha, 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.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     The sages err'd not in their foretelling of a god descending upon IAYE, for I, 
Novgorodny Vir, have returned!  RED DOG GANG had cause to celebrate, after IRISH 
CREAM got 20 points by beating KLINK.  MAD CARMENCITA certainly had a baffled 
expression on hers face, after losing to THOUGHT POLICEMAN and losing 10 points in 
the process!  WINDSONG found out that IAYE isn't a democracy.  You've gotta be the 
best to be Duelmaster here!  So who's the team that's been walking into taverns last 
week and ordering milk?  Sounds like a PR stunt to me.   
     A Zenmaster once told me, 'Does not the spinning wheel turn?  And do not the 
little birds cry out?'  Any ideas?  Like the noble eagle soaring amongst the 
mountaintops, so stand the warriors of I TRAINED THEM, alone and unchallenged.  The 
warriors of I TRAINED THEM found their efforts at combat frustrated as LENPROS 
apparently had more important things to do than fight.   
     The moving sword slashes, and having slashed, moves on...  Citizens of IAYE, be 
sure to settle your debts with MAJOR KOHLER of LENPROS.  He's relocating to the Dark 
Arena and has other things on his mind!  Oh hard!  that to strike a flame, the match 
itself must needs be wasting!   
     All good things must come to an end.  As the seasons change, and the creatures 
of the wild change also, so do I feel a yearning to leave this place.  Do not 
despair!  I shall return!-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JACK STRAW 4722              14   3  1   148       THE WARLOCKS (430)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-NULN 4431                    10   1  1   138       I TRAINED THEM (331)
 DON FRANCIS 4619             12   7  0   117       LENPROS (145)
-STINGER 4098                  9  11  0   104       RANDOM (391)
-RILLION 4313                 10   5  0   102       I TRAINED THEM (331)
 IRISH CREAM 4654             14  20  0    94       RED DOG GANG (356)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FENCE POST 4604              18  35  0    89       RED DOG GANG (356)
 WINDSONG 4702                12  12  1    89       RED DOG GANG (356)
 KLINK 4647                   23  14  0    83       THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)
 FRANKLINS TOWER 4725         11   6  0    83       THE WARLOCKS (430)
 OUT OF TIME 4681             18  13  1    82       GAMEHENDGE (299)
-MOPT 4103                    10   9  0    81       RANDOM (391)
-GADGET 4528                  10  10  1    78       RESCUE RANGERS II (385)
-ISPEP 4527                    9   5  0    78       RANDOM (391)
-PRIVATE PERNA 4690           10   9  1    71       LENPROS (145)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WORLD CHUMPS 4726            12   5  0    55       THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)
 BROTHER J.J. 4728             6   5  0    46       LENPROS (145)
 THOUGHT POLICEMAN 4736        6   6  1    45       WORLDLY DECLINE (445)
 OZZIE CANSECO 4723           11   6  0    44       THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)
-CREO 4765                     4   0  0    44       GOTHIC (458)
 BAINES 4724                   9   8  0    42       GAMEHENDGE (299)
-BARNABAS 4598                 4   0  0    39       I TRAINED THEM (331)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAD CARMENCITA 4766           5   1  1    32       RED DOG GANG (356)
-PRINCE POLIOLES 4742          4   4  0    31       LENPROS (145)
 HELP ON THE WAY 4717          6  11  1    30       THE WARLOCKS (430)
-UMBRAE 4764                   3   1  0    27       GOTHIC (458)
-CELL BLABBER 4616             5   6  1    25       WORLDLY DECLINE (445)
-ERTUS CHAR 4735               3   0  1    25       TEMPLAR ROGUES (449)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LITTLE ROCKY 4768             4   0  0    23       RED DOG GANG (356)
 THE BITTER QUEEN 4770         2   1  1    22       WORLDLY DECLINE (445)
-KID MEDICATION 4713           3   7  0    16       WORLDLY DECLINE (445)
-IANUA 4761                    2   2  1    16       GOTHIC (458)
-ETNIES 4758                   0   4  0    16       RESCUE RANGERS II (385)
-ANIMULA 4762                  2   2  0    15       GOTHIC (458)
-CAELUM 4769                   1   0  0    10       GOTHIC (458)
-DREAM OF DAY 4750             1   0  0    10       RANDOM (391)
-RED HOT 4748                  1   2  0    10       RESCUE RANGERS II (385)
-ROAD RAGER 4759               1   4  0     7       WORLDLY DECLINE (445)
 DURTH CHAR 4732               0   1  0     4       TEMPLAR ROGUES (449)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
CIRCE 4763              0  2 0 GOTHIC 458           MAD CARMENCITA 4766   564  NOT REVENGED
MAJOR KOHLER 4716       7  9 1 LENPROS 145          BLACK ORC             568  NONE
MAPT 4100              12 11 0 RANDOM 391           JACK STRAW 4722       564  NOT REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Red Dogs and World Chumps -- You REALLY put it to us Lenpros last turn!  An 0-3!  It
has been a while since we have been so mishandled.  A salute to you both. -- Lenpro

Duelmaster Jack Snow -- Well done, Champ. -- Lenpro

World Chumps -- Now I am one. -- Brother J.J.

Mad Carmencita -- You are driving me mad!  AND you are adding to my losses.  Down,
gal! -- Prince Polioles

Windsong -- I think I am now scheduled for the stockade. -- Private Perna

Major Kohler has chosen to retire and join the USPS.  He was a 13-18-12-15-9-10-7 BA
with a 1.07 skill learn rate.  He is well-suited for the USPS. -- Lenpro

Prince Polioles -- Listen, you!  You broke my sword!  With your first BLOW!  You
think I'm going to stand still for that, let you break another one?  As if!  I'll see
you turned to MINCEMEAT. -- Mad Carmencita

Jack Straw -- Ah, you're just a straw in the wind that blows me down, aren't you?
(heavy sigh)  I didn't need that. -- Fence Post

Private Perna -- You turn up in my bathtub, and I'll drown you.  I do NOT care for
playing games in water. -- Windsong

Klink -- Oh.  There was a fight?  I was distracted.  Sorry.  I'll try to pay more
attention next time. -- Irish Cream

Road Rager -- Well, the thing about road rage is, it destroys your judgment, see?  It
makes you think it's SAFE to do things that are actually VERY DANGEROUS, such as step
out onto the sands with me. -- Little Rocky

Don Francis -- Darned if I remember.  Let me check and see if I left myself a note.
Hmm.  It must have been your doppelganger.  This could mean serious trouble for you.
Doppelgangers are dangerous. -- Dr Trinaire

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....

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

MAJOR KOHLER was viciously butchered by BLACK ORC in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
JACK STRAW vanquished WINDSONG in a 1 minute uneven Title battle.
KLINK was savagely defeated by IRISH CREAM in a 2 minute bloody expert's fight.
FENCE POST was devastated by DON FRANCIS in a exciting 3 minute one-sided fight.
OUT OF TIME bested KHALHUMS DWARF in a 4 minute veteran's duel.
FRANKLINS TOWER devastated M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute mismatched match.
MAD CARMENCITA was overcome by THOUGHT POLICEMAN in a 3 minute fight.
WORLD CHUMPS handily defeated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute uneven melee.
BROTHER J.J. vanquished HELP ON THE WAY in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
OZZIE CANSECO viciously subdued VISITING ORC in a 1 minute veteran vs. novice duel.
BAINES viciously subdued VISITING ORC in a 3 minute brutal veteran vs. novice bout.
THE BITTER QUEEN bested TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 1 minute amateur's conflict.
LITTLE ROCKY subdued DURTH CHAR in a popular 3 minute amateur's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       4         LUNGING ATTACK    22 -  12 -  1      65  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-LUNGE       19 -  11 -  0      63  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         PARRY-STRIKE      13 -   8 -  1      62  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   6 -  0      57  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         TOTAL PARRY       13 -  14 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         AIMED BLOW        25 -  27 -  0      48  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         WALL OF STEEL     15 -  17 -  1      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         BASHING ATTACK    15 -  18 -  2      45  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         STRIKING ATTACK    3 -   5 -  1      38  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   2 -  0      33  |

Turn 568 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-STRIKE     JACK STRAW 4722            14   3  1  148 THE WARLOCKS (430)
AIMED BLOW       DON FRANCIS 4619           12   7  0  117 LENPROS (145)
PARRY-LUNGE      KLINK 4647                 23  14  0   83 THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)
TOTAL PARRY      OUT OF TIME 4681           18  13  1   82 GAMEHENDGE (299)
BASHING ATTACK   BROTHER J.J. 4728           6   5  0   46 LENPROS (145)
WALL OF STEEL    BAINES 4724                 9   8  0   42 GAMEHENDGE (299)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is IRISH CREAM 4654.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was DON FRANCIS 4619.  The ten other most popular fighters were DURTH CHAR 4732, 
IRISH CREAM 4654, THOUGHT POLICEMAN 4736, MAJOR KOHLER 4716, JACK STRAW 4722, MAD 
CARMENCITA 4766, OZZIE CANSECO 4723, BAINES 4724, OUT OF TIME 4681, and FRANKLINS 
TOWER 4725.

The least popular fighter this week was LITTLE ROCKY 4768.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were HELP ON THE WAY 4717, FENCE POST 4604, KLINK 4647, WINDSONG 
4702, THE BITTER QUEEN 4770, BROTHER J.J. 4728, WORLD CHUMPS 4726, FRANKLINS TOWER 
4725, OUT OF TIME 4681, and BAINES 4724.