DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/04/2008    Duedate: 01/17/2008

ZENSU ARENA

DM-40    TURN-535

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TRIANGLE MAN
NEUROMANCERS (404)
(40-4000) [18-1-1,208]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TRIANGLE MAN                   HUITZILOPOCHTLI
NEUROMANCERS (404)             FRENETIC CREED (365)
(40-4000) [18-1-1,208]         (40-3470) [4-0-1,36]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SELVUN                         SELVUN
BEYOND THE PALE (337)          BEYOND THE PALE (337)
(40-4201) [19-20-1,78]         (40-4201) [19-20-1,78]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

FRENETIC CREED (365)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BEYOND THE PALE (337)       32
2. NEUROMANCERS (404)          22      NEUROMANCERS (404)
3. FRENETIC CREED (365)        16      Unchartered Team
4. BULL RIDERS' (438)           6
5. EXOTIC TASTES (397)          0      FRENETIC CREED (365)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 EXOTIC TASTES (397)       51  15  1 77.3   1/ 4*FRENETIC CREED (365)      9  3 4
 2/ 3*FRENETIC CREED (365)      12   6  5 66.7   2- 2 EXOTIC TASTES (397)       8  0 0
 3- 2 LETHAL LEGION (429)       67  45  2 59.8   3- 1 LETHAL LEGION (429)       7  0 0
 4/ 4 NEUROMANCERS (404)        44  37  6 54.3   4/ 3 NEUROMANCERS (404)        5  1 0
 5/ 5 BEYOND THE PALE (337)    534 707 21 43.0   5/ 5 BEYOND THE PALE (337)     4 11 0
 6/ 6*BULL RIDERS' (438)         2   4  0 33.3   6/ 6*BULL RIDERS' (438)        2  4 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 583): DIRK DARKBLADE of IMMORTALS (Dartor, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 583): BWUCE REE of FOREIGN LEGION (?, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 576): JACKSON of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 572): MANUEL PEREZ of MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 572): JUST A WIN of MASTERS OF SIN (?, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 570): MOLDRAUN of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 565): NULN of I TRAINED THEM (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 534): TRIANGLE MAN of NEUROMANCERS (Rude Buddha, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 525): FORANDIN of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 516): MICK JAGGER of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 238): INSOLENT IRIS of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 418): NO WAY! of SUPERIOR FORCES 5405 (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 192): OBSESSION of SCENT OF A WOMAN (The Sentinel, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 468): LUCIAS CLAY of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 291): SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 583): BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 583): THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 576): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 572): MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 572): MASTERS OF SIN (?, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 570): GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 565): GOTHIC (?, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 534): LETHAL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 525): WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 516): FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 238): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 417): WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 192): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 468): SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 583): JACKHAMMER of NEVERWAKE (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 583): BWUCE REE of FOREIGN LEGION (?, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 569): PIKE of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 524): VALGARD of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 516): JUANITA of FANIDLS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 237): SHY ANN of SITTEES (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 417): LENALGIRE of WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 191): AIKEN of SUPERIOR FORCES Y4 (Manager, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     You elder fighters surely remember me.  The younger ones may call me Olaf 
Modeen.  I return to ZENSU once again!  Bein' on top is great while it lasts, LETHAL 
LEGION.  But how many friends do you have now?  Up 'n down.  Up 'n down.  Rankings 
always change.  Up 'n down.  I think I'm gonna be...  Well, FRENETIC CREED's 1st 
moved them up to 4-0-1 place.  What's with CHUCK ELVIS?  He actually beat ZENSU's 
KHALHUMS DWARF, and walked away with 16 more points from the fight.  Major screwup at 
BEYOND THE PALE.  SELVUN lost 2 points to PARTICLE MAN.  Some new strategies, 
perhaps?  Maybe SELVUN will provide more easy wins...  Try as she might, BELLA DEANE 
wasn't good enough at persuading TRIANGLE MAN to step down from the Duelmaster's 
throne...  I suppose you want to hear some rumors and dirty gossip about your fellow 
fighters?  Tough!   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  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.  
ZENSU is a nice place to live, but I don't like to live in nice places.  I don't want 
to overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TRIANGLE MAN 4000            18   1  1   208       NEUROMANCERS (404)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WHIPPED WEASEL 3995          12   1  0   136       EXOTIC TASTES (397)
-GRILLED GRIZZLY 3891         14   2  0   111       EXOTIC TASTES (397)
-MARINATED MUSSEL 4057        10   0  0    99       EXOTIC TASTES (397)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BRAISED BUFFALO 3999         10   3  1    88       EXOTIC TASTES (397)
 BELLA DEANE 4249             13   9  0    83       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
 CHUCK ELVIS 4235             16  13  0    82       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
 PARTICLE MAN 4100             9   4  1    80       NEUROMANCERS (404)
 SELVUN 4201                  19  20  1    78       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
 ELDA MAINZ 4257              11   4  0    75       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
 DACEANA LINZ 4244            12  13  1    72       BEYOND THE PALE (337)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-EBOLA 4225                   10   2  0    58       LETHAL LEGION (429)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-REAPER 4255                   5   3  1    41       LETHAL LEGION (429)
-FEAR 4259                     5   0  0    36       LETHAL LEGION (429)
 HUITZILOPOCHTLI 3470          4   0  1    36       FRENETIC CREED (365)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TOXIN 4266                    3   0  0    28       LETHAL LEGION (429)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BENDIS OEMING 3931            3   1  3    23       FRENETIC CREED (365)
 TZANAGI KHAMSIN 3469          3   1  1    19       FRENETIC CREED (365)
-TONY MEDES 4250               0   1  0    19       BULL RIDERS' (438)
 TUATHA DE' DANANN 3468        2   2  0    18       FRENETIC CREED (365)
-LUKE SNYDER 4254              1   0  0    18       BULL RIDERS' (438)
-ABSOLUTE ZERO 4031            1   3  0    14       NEUROMANCERS (404)
-EDNEI 4251                    1   0  0    11       BULL RIDERS' (438)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
MORDANT DESERTER        0  0 0                      BENDIS OEMING 3931    535  NONE
NEWBERRY 4252           0  1 0 BULL RIDERS' 438     BENDIS OEMING 3931    533   
THUD 4270               0  1 0 BULL RIDERS' 438     MOUNTAIN TROLL        535  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

All -- Two dead standbys.  Your turn to kill a standby. -- Tzanagi Khamsin

Embezzling Scribe, embezzles no more.  Ha. -- Huitzilopochtli

Fear -- There is nothing fearfull about you.  You rely on luck and only luck. --
Bendis Oeming

Grilled Grizzly -- I kept asking and ASKING you were you were on the night in
question, and you just didn't answer.  Probably a secret, huh?  But, that means... da
dah!  No alibi!  And there WERE some very suspicious grizzled hairs at the scene.
You'd better get a lawyer. -- Selvun

Whipped Weasel -- It's amazing to me the way you can soak up the skills, even on a
significant down-challenge.  That takes real talent. -- Bella Deane
P.S.  Hmm, I wonder if I'd come out with a whip-like weapon such as a warflail, could
I have taken you?

Marinated Mussel -- And that's putting it mildly!  You were totally soused. -- Elda
Mainz

Braised Buffalo -- Huh, think I'm scared of you?  You're just a cow, okay, a bull,
with an afro, right?  Ah, yes, I'm scared of you, okay?  You may be dumb, but you're
dangerous. -- Chuck Elvis

Particle Man -- Besides being not an Exotic Taste, not a challenge, you have cool
eyes.  I really liked the way they sizzled and flashed. -- Daceana Linz

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.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

THUD was barely slain by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
TRIANGLE MAN vanquished BELLA DEANE in a 1 minute uneven Title battle.
SELVUN was luckily beaten by PARTICLE MAN in a crowd pleasing 3 minute uneven fight.
ELDA MAINZ defeated CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a exciting 1 minute bloody fight.
DACEANA LINZ bested M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute duel.
CHUCK ELVIS savagely defeated KHALHUMS DWARF in a 2 minute bloody veteran's struggle.
HUITZILOPOCHTLI handily defeated CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute uneven fight.
BENDIS OEMING dispatched MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute beginner's duel.
TZANAGI KHAMSIN won victory over MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute beginner's fight.
TUATHA DE' DANANN won victory over CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute novice's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   1 -  2      83  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY        7 -   2 -  0      78  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -   2 -  0      78  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         SLASHING ATTACK   19 -   7 -  0      73  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    21 -  13 -  2      62  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         BASHING ATTACK     8 -   6 -  1      57  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   2 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         AIMED BLOW         3 -   7 -  0      30  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 535 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     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  1                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  TRIANGLE MAN 4000          18   1  1  208 NEUROMANCERS (404)
AIMED BLOW       BELLA DEANE 4249           13   9  0   83 BEYOND THE PALE (337)
BASHING ATTACK   CHUCK ELVIS 4235           16  13  0   82 BEYOND THE PALE (337)
TOTAL PARRY      PARTICLE MAN 4100           9   4  1   80 NEUROMANCERS (404)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SELVUN 4201.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
SELVUN 4201.  The ten other most popular fighters were THUD 4270, ELDA MAINZ 4257, 
CHUCK ELVIS 4235, TRIANGLE MAN 4000, PARTICLE MAN 4100, TUATHA DE' DANANN 3468, 
DACEANA LINZ 4244, BENDIS OEMING 3931, TZANAGI KHAMSIN 3469, and HUITZILOPOCHTLI 
3470.

The least popular fighter this week was BELLA DEANE 4249.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were HUITZILOPOCHTLI 3470, TZANAGI KHAMSIN 3469, BENDIS OEMING 3931, 
DACEANA LINZ 4244, TUATHA DE' DANANN 3468, PARTICLE MAN 4100, TRIANGLE MAN 4000, 
CHUCK ELVIS 4235, ELDA MAINZ 4257, and THUD 4270.