DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/04/2012    Duedate: 01/17/2012

IAYE ARENA

DM-30    TURN-670

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

LOST IN PACE
PACE'S WILD (321)
(30-3196) [14-8-4,149]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

LOST IN PACE                   POSITION IS EMPTY
PACE'S WILD (321)              
(30-3196) [14-8-4,149]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LOST IN PACE                   MIDNIGHT BARKER
PACE'S WILD (321)              RED DOG GANG (356)
(30-3196) [14-8-4,149]         (30-4953) [1-6-0,23]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

RED DOG GANG (356)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ALL JACKED UP (463)         48
2. RED DOG GANG (356)          39      ALL JACKED UP (463)
3. THE PC LINE-UP (471)        18      Unchartered Team
4. DELTA BLUES (374)            5
5. HER BEST ASSETS (461)        0       (-1)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 LENPROS (145)            %1266 752 38 62.7   1/ 3 RED DOG GANG (356)       10  5 0
 2- 2 HER BEST ASSETS (461)     79  65 11 54.9   2/ 1 ALL JACKED UP (463)       9  5 0
 3/ 3 ALL JACKED UP (463)      100  90 11 52.6   3/ 2 PACE'S WILD (321)         7  8 1
 4/ 4 PACE'S WILD (321)         53  54 11 49.5   4/ 4 DELTA BLUES (374)         4  8 0
 5/ 5 DELTA BLUES (374)         95 101  2 48.5   5/ 0 THE PC LINE-UP (471)      4 10 0
 6/ 6 RED DOG GANG (356)       777 979 15 44.2   6- 5 HER BEST ASSETS (461)     3  1 1
 7/ 0 THE PC LINE-UP (471)      22  32  0 40.7   7- 6 LENPROS (145)             2  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

Scagnetti on Scagnetti

     Like Mickey and Malorie Knox, I'm a Natural Born Killer!   Well, well, well, I
see ol' LenPro can use his pen for something other than filling out strategy sheets.
Now, if we can just get him to stop filling out the avoids so much....  Yeah, right!
Jorja, a 4-1-0 turn.  I would salute you, but poor ol' Polite Beggar would be cross.
Hell, if you can't beat his sorry drunk arse...  I guess that's one way to get a
winning turn finally.  I gave him some money so now he's a happy peasant!  And
speaking of arena guys, Bukka White couldn't beat Virginal Concubine, no wonder he
didn't want to bloodfeud Pepper Jack.  All right, Lenpro, here's how it's done:

Get off the couch and awake from your nap,
It's not my fault you're old as crap!
Be careful while you're bowlin',
For your prostate must be swollen,
And in a wheelchair you'll be rollin'.
Your youth has been stolen,
With age comes wisdom, and yeah, you're surely wise,
Before it's all over one of the Paces is going to kill White Thighs
If only she'd run on a regular basis,
Her Best Assets is scared of the Paces,
So back to good 'ol Lenpro, sporting his depends,
Archbishop Arndt can't say enough "Amens,"
Pray and pray and reflect your sins
You think this is over, but really it only begins....
                      - Jack Scagnetti -

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 343): NORM QUESHA of MIDDLE WAY 11 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 688): ROSE ROOSTER of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 287): FANTASSIN of F WORDS (Centauri, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 672): BLOODY KINK of THE SAVAGE KINKS (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 675): VINEGAR of WRESTLING (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 671): CONSERVATORY of GOTTA GET A CLUE (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 668): BETTY FOURS of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 669): LOST IN PACE of PACE'S WILD (Pacemaker, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 633): LORIS DEANE of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 630): THE HAND OF DOG of DA DOG POWNDAZ (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 621): MONSIGNOR MARK of FANIDLS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 291): ZOUM LA BOUSE of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 516): MISS PASSIN' of WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 244): DIANGELIQUE of DARQUE FORCES V (Master Darque, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 573): DOMINION of ZOMBIE SQUAD III (Khisanth, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 343): MIDDLE WAY 11 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 688): COLORIFIC (Purple People Eater, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 687): THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 672): SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 675): WRESTLING (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 671): GOTTA GET A CLUE (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 668): GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 669): ALL JACKED UP (Pat Sajak, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 633): CAPTAIN PLANET (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 630): THE STORM FRONT (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 621): FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 291): PYROMANIA (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 516): WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 244): DARQUE FORCES V (Master Darque, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 573): SUPERIOR FORCES et al (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 688): ROSE ROOSTER of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
                   (turn 687): BLACK EYE of COLORIFIC (Purple People Eater, mgr.)
                               CANILIV CAT of FURRY FURY (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 674): DARRON POOLE of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 667): JELLIA BOONE of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 291): 451 DEGREES of PYROMANIA (Marma Duke, mgr.)
                (turn 290): HOT STUFF of PYROMANIA (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 514): SLITHER of SERPENTS HOLD 113 (Khisanth, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, warriors of IAYE!  Once again I've been called out of retirement for 
my abilities and insights into Spyreporting.  Woof!  ALL JACKED UP were a bunch of 
dogs after RED DOG GANG got through with 'em!  2nd ain't so sweet as 1st!  What's 
with LUMBER JACK?  It actually beat PACE'S WILD's CHEVY PACE, and walked away with 21 
more points from the fight.  Laughs were big at ALL JACKED UP while they watched 
LUMBER JACK clobber CHEVY PACE.  It lost 17 points and got bruised from objects 
thrown from the stands.  BUKKA WHITE was reminded on the sands why LOST IN PACE is 
Duelmaster.  Wouldn't it be nice to have live subjects to practice on?  I hear some 
team is looking into the uses of convicted prisoners.   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.  What 
do people see in ONE EYED JACK?  Its 4-8-1?  ALL JACKED UP ain't talkin', but it's 
got 27 points.   
     Warriors of IAYE unite.  You have only your games to lose!  Let's see...  Uh, 
looks like LENPROS has one week left to revenge DOCTOR DERSCH's death.  But LOST IN 
PACE tells me it's not losing any sleep.  Here's some advice:  study your opponent, 
master many skills, fight dirty.   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  
IAYE is a nice place to live, but I don't like to live in nice places.  Remember--a 
good fighter needs both good skills and good luck.  Until next time,-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LOST IN PACE 3196            14   8  4   149       PACE'S WILD (321)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CLEAVAGE 4838                17   7  4   110       HER BEST ASSETS (461)
-WHITE THIGHS 4887             7   5  2   105       HER BEST ASSETS (461)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LUMBER JACK 4922              8   6  1    86       ALL JACKED UP (463)
 BUKKA WHITE 4142             20  20  1    81       DELTA BLUES (374)
-SENATOR SMITH 4900           12   4  0    80       LENPROS (145)
-HONORABLE HAFALE 4878         7   4  0    80       LENPROS (145)
-PROFESSOR PUTT 4909           6   2  1    73       LENPROS (145)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHEVY PACE 4936               8   4  1    63       PACE'S WILD (321)
-ARCHBISHOP ARNDT 4872        12  12  1    60       LENPROS (145)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JACK SCAGNETTI 4954           5   1  1    54       ALL JACKED UP (463)
 SPECKLE 4939                  8   3  0    49       RED DOG GANG (356)
 LEADBELLY 4405                9   9  0    47       DELTA BLUES (374)
-SULTRY WALK 4885              8   6  1    40       HER BEST ASSETS (461)
 TOOTH PACE 4890               9   9  2    38       PACE'S WILD (321)
 PACESON VORHEES 4891          9   9  1    37       PACE'S WILD (321)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PEPPER JACK CHEESE 4957       3   2  1    36       ALL JACKED UP (463)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DELL 4980                     6   5  0    30       THE PC LINE-UP (471)
 AZUZ 4983                     5   6  0    28       THE PC LINE-UP (471)
 MULEY 4960                    3   1  0    28       RED DOG GANG (356)
 ONE EYED JACK 4925            4   8  1    27       ALL JACKED UP (463)
 RUPERT MUTT 4963              3   0  0    27       RED DOG GANG (356)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HP 4982                       6   5  0    23       THE PC LINE-UP (471)
 BLIND LEMON 4946              5   3  0    23       DELTA BLUES (374)
 MIDNIGHT BARKER 4953          1   6  0    23       RED DOG GANG (356)
 CACTUS JACK 4986              1   0  0    18       ALL JACKED UP (463)
 BO CARTER 4956                4   2  0    16       DELTA BLUES (374)
 PACEMASK 4951                 4   3  0    15       PACE'S WILD (321)
 LENOVO 4985                   1  10  0    13       THE PC LINE-UP (471)
 LITTLE BAYER 4961             2   2  0     8       RED DOG GANG (356)
-HIGH POINTS 4958              1   0  0     8       HER BEST ASSETS (461)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
JACK RABBIT 4948        2  4 1 ALL JACKED UP 463    TOOTH PACE 4890       668  REVENGED
ELMORE JAMES 4955       1  2 0 DELTA BLUES 374      PEPPER JACK CHEE 4957 667   
DOCTOR DERSCH 4893     10  5 0 LENPROS 145          LOST IN PACE 3196     667   
COR-CULAINN 4949        1  4 0 RED DOG GANG 356     JACK SCAGNETTI 4954   667   
PUG 4857               19 18 0 RED DOG GANG 356     LOST IN PACE 3196     666  NOT REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Kudos to Lost In Pace who outvoted Senator Smith for the Title. -- Lenpro

Out on "V" for a round.  See you after THE FACE. -- Lenpro and The Lenpros

Lenpro -- Nice poetry and prose from a guy named Lenpros. -- Pacemaker

Pat Sajak -- I must have really bad handwriting, because they keep misspelling my
words.  It's not "sphiny," it's "sphinx." -- Pacemaker

     Well, we have a really busy typist in the office.  If you could email your
     personals, then she could shift the misinterpretation to me. -- the Editor

Lenpro -- Thanks for the congrats. -- Johnny arson, I...I... mean Pacemaker

Pat -- There is a brand new litter of pups coming up in the ranks. -- Pacemaker

Muley -- That first win was too easy. -- Pacemask
P.S.  Please excuse my loincloth--it does flip precariously in the wind.

Pacemask -- You're as bad as a muzzle. -- Speckle

Bo Carter -- But I was barking in time to your song! -- Midnight Barker
P.S.  Okay, I was a little off key, but hey, that's just, um, character, right?  It
adds character.

That Beggar tried to take MY bone! -- Rupert Mutt

And THEN, he went after MINE.  I thought people didn't like bones. -- Muley

This Polite Beggar human is insane.  We should all bite him, because he's WRONG. --
Little Bayer

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

PACEMASK was bested by ONE EYED JACK in a 3 minute Challenge fight.
LOST IN PACE devastated BUKKA WHITE in a 1 minute one-sided Title duel.
CHEVY PACE was handily defeated by LUMBER JACK in a 1 minute one-sided match.
PEPPER JACK CHEESE was viciously subdued by RUTHLESS JAYWALKER in a 2 minute brawl.
PACESON VORHEES was demolished by SPECKLE in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
JACK SCAGNETTI vanquished BLIND LEMON in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
LEADBELLY overpowered TOOTH PACE in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
DELL overpowered CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute uneven melee.
HP was viciously subdued by MIDNIGHT BARKER in a action packed 4 minute gory duel.
AZUZ vanquished FRIENDLY CONSTABLE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
BO CARTER was defeated by MULEY in a 3 minute match.
LENOVO was handily defeated by RUPERT MUTT in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
LITTLE BAYER was subdued by CACTUS JACK in a crowd pleasing 1 minute amateur's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   7         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         LUNGING ATTACK    24 -  13 -  6      65  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         BASHING ATTACK    25 -  16 -  3      61  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK   33 -  30 -  2      52  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -  14 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         TOTAL PARRY        5 -   7 -  0      42  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -  14 -  2      39  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         AIMED BLOW         7 -  13 -  0      35  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 670 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       1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  2         4  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     5 -  2     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  BASHING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  2     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  LOST IN PACE 3196          14   8  4  149 PACE'S WILD (321)
BASHING ATTACK   LUMBER JACK 4922            8   6  1   86 ALL JACKED UP (463)
LUNGING ATTACK   CHEVY PACE 4936             8   4  1   63 PACE'S WILD (321)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is LOST IN PACE 3196.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was MIDNIGHT BARKER 4953.  The ten other most popular fighters were BO CARTER 
4956, MULEY 4960, PEPPER JACK CHEESE 4957, RUPERT MUTT 4963, CACTUS JACK 4986, LOST 
IN PACE 3196, LUMBER JACK 4922, JACK SCAGNETTI 4954, DELL 4980, and AZUZ 4983.

The least popular fighter this week was PACEMASK 4951.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were HP 4982, LENOVO 4985, TOOTH PACE 4890, BLIND LEMON 4946, PACESON 
VORHEES 4891, BUKKA WHITE 4142, ONE EYED JACK 4925, LITTLE BAYER 4961, LEADBELLY 
4405, and SPECKLE 4939.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

LOST IN PACE (30-3196) PACE'S WILD (321)

                                NAME CHANGE-O-RAMA

     The crowd was surprisingly orderly, but it was still a crowd, and the Commission 
clerk, Algernon, looked at it uneasily.  Whenever this many people came together to 
petition for something, it meant trouble.  For him, anyway.  Records to be altered.  
Altering records was Bad.  It made Extra Work.
     His assistant clerk leaned close and whispered, "If it weren't for gladiators, we 
wouldn't have jobs.  Smile at them and ask what they want."
     Algernon closed his eyes briefly.  Looking at this crowd made him dizzy.  They 
were all wearing black and white stripes.  Like a herd of zebras, except that zebras 
didn't carry swords.  Then he took a deep breath and managed a smile.  "What... ah, 
what can I do for you?"
     "We want new names," the first gladiator said.  There was a number on the front 
of his shirt:  0381.  He thumped the number with his thumb.  "This here isn't a 
name--"
     "We want REAL names!"  That voice came from farther back in the crowd.
     "Yeah!  We've paid our dues," another shouted, "and we've EARNED real names!"
     One from the very back yelled, "I want to be called Tom."
     All the others turned to look at him.
     Algernon couldn't see him, but apparently those looks were accusing.  Well, he 
could understand that, "Tom" was such a... common name.
     "My mom called me Tom," the voice in the back protested.  "It's a good name."
     "It isn't the name you put on the petition," 0381 said.  "We talked about this.  
We got our manager's agreement.  You get the name on the petition."
     "But--!"
     Algernon didn't really want to keep staring at all these stripes while they 
argued.  He picked up the petition.  "These names are the ones you want?"
     0381 turned back.  "Yes."
     "It's a lot of trouble, and when other people see that YOU are getting name 
changes, THEY are going to want them--"  Seeing the gladiators beginning to frown... 
and finger their weapons, he went on quickly, "So I figure we might as well make it a 
complete deal.  A Name-Change-O-Rama.  Everyone who wants a name change can petition 
for it.  Get it all over with at once."  He glanced at the petition, shuddered 
slightly, and passed it to his clerk.  "We'll announce it, proclaim it, even, and you 
will get the names on this petition.  And others will get the names THEY think they 
should have had, too."  He paused.  "And I think I'll get a new name, I'm tired of 
being an Algernon...."

                                  *   *   *   *   *  

     Warrior and team name changes will be accepted during the month of February.  If 
you have names you want to change, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI

                              "DARK ARENA" -- The Novel

    For centuries, the Shagornan Elves have been forced to live underground. 
    Human invaders, the Delarquans, burned their forests, sparking a war of elven 
    annihilation. The elders told tales that when the Delarquans marched to war 
    against the elves, the land itself bled as they passed. Since the war, the 
    elves have dwindled with every passing year, while the humans multiply like 
    rodents across the land of Alastari. 

    Now, the Delarquans have disappeared. Some say they departed, others indicate 
    it.s a ruse, but there have been whispered rumors of another greater threat 
    looming in the region. Khyron of the Shagornan Elves has been tasked to 
    determine the cause, realizing that failure is probable and at the end of the 
    road death could be the only reward. 

    Khyron has known only the safety of the caves, but now he must journey to the 
    world above...the World with No Ceiling.

Throughout the years, many fine writers have played Duelmasters/Duel II and have 
contributed greatly to the history and background of the world of Alastari.  One very 
intense period, during the early '90's, was during the Rocanis War, when authors from 
both the Delarquan and Free Blades arenas collaborated on writing the history of the 
invasion of the arena-city of Rocanis.  Mark Manley (aka Grimwood) is a long-time 
manager in Rocanis, and was one of the writers who contributed so much to this 
history.  Over the subsequent years, he has worked to bring his novelization to life 
and make the story of the War and the preceding events which led to it available to 
the greater public.  Many Rocanis legends appear in the book: Itoz Trollbane, 
Sandstorm, and others.  The novel is a treat to read--even more so if you are familiar 
with the game!

If you're interested in purchasing a copy of the book, here are links: 
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Dark-Arena-Mark-G-
Manley/dp/1936127598/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1319631863&sr=1-2
Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dark-arena-mark-
manley/1105609584?ean=2940011494659&itm=2&usri=dark%2barena
Treble Heart Books: http://www.trebleheartbooks.com/WDManley.html 

Mark Manley is planning to attend the upcoming Winter Face-to-Face in Tempe, and has 
offered a special prize to the winner of the Rookies and Primus tournaments:  An 
autographed copy of Dark Arena, autographed by the author, the artist, and the RSI 
staff!  In addition, as a special prize, the top up-and-coming tournament manager will 
also receive an autographed copy!  Mark will have copies of Dark Arena available at 
the tournament, and as a special bonus, each copy of Dark Arena sold at the FTF will 
include one new team rollup!  We hope that many of you can venture to Tempe to 
participate in the Face-to-Face, compete in the tournament, and congratulate Mark in 
person on his achievement!