DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/18/2008    Duedate: 01/31/2008

ZENSU ARENA

DM-40    TURN-536

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TRIANGLE MAN
NEUROMANCERS (404)
(40-4000) [19-1-1,216]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TRIANGLE MAN                   HUITZILOPOCHTLI
NEUROMANCERS (404)             FRENETIC CREED (365)
(40-4000) [19-1-1,216]         (40-3470) [4-1-1,33]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SELVUN                         SELVUN
BEYOND THE PALE (337)          BEYOND THE PALE (337)
(40-4201) [20-20-1,90]         (40-4201) [20-20-1,90]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

FRENETIC CREED (365)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. FRENETIC CREED (365)        33
2. BEYOND THE PALE (337)       11      NEUROMANCERS (404)
3. NEUROMANCERS (404)           2      Unchartered Team
4. EXOTIC TASTES (397)          0
5. LETHAL LEGION (429)          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/ 1*FRENETIC CREED (365)     11  2 4
 2/ 2*FRENETIC CREED (365)      16   7  6 69.6   2/ 4 NEUROMANCERS (404)        5  1 0
 3- 3 LETHAL LEGION (429)       67  45  2 59.8   3/ 5 BEYOND THE PALE (337)     5 10 0
 4/ 4 NEUROMANCERS (404)        45  38  6 54.2   4- 2 EXOTIC TASTES (397)       4  0 0
 5/ 5 BEYOND THE PALE (337)    536 710 21 43.0   5- 3 LETHAL LEGION (429)       3  0 0
 6- 6*BULL RIDERS' (438)         2   4  0 33.3   6- 6*BULL RIDERS' (438)        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 291): LORD BYRON of SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 584): DIRK DARKBLADE of IMMORTALS (Dartor, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 584): SCRUFF of THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 577): JACKSON of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 573): MANUEL PEREZ of MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 573): FLEX of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 571): MOLDRAUN of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 566): JACK STRAW of THE WARLOCKS (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 535): TRIANGLE MAN of NEUROMANCERS (Rude Buddha, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 526): FORANDIN of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 517): BUNKER of SONS OF TULL (Gerald Bostock, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 239): INSOLENT IRIS of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 419): ELEPHANT DUNG of WILD KINGDOM (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 192): OBSESSION of SCENT OF A WOMAN (The Sentinel, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 469): LUCIAS CLAY of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 291): SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 584): BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 584): THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 577): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 573): MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 573): AMAZONS (?, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 571): GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 566): GOTHIC (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 535): FRENETIC CREED (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 526): WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 517): FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 239): FIRE INC. (Wretch, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 419): THE EXILED ONES (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 192): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 469): SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 584): DIRK DARKBLADE of IMMORTALS (Dartor, mgr.)
                   (turn 583): JACKHAMMER of NEVERWAKE (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 583): BWUCE REE of FOREIGN LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 526): FORANDIN of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 516): JUANITA of FANIDLS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 239): INSOLENT IRIS of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 191): AIKEN of SUPERIOR FORCES

                                      SPY REPORT

     Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, 
I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again!  Practice pays for ACAUTHOCALYCIUM, who 
pummelled CONVICTED THIEF, to pocket 14 points.  PARTICLE MAN certainly had a baffled 
expression on his face, after losing to SELVUN and losing 6 points in the process!  
Those who hoped for a new Duelmaster were disappointed by BELLA DEANE, of BEYOND THE 
PALE, who despite a 13-10-0 couldn't overcome ZENSU's Number 1.  Word has it one team 
in ZENSU is taking speech lessons to try to bore their opponent to death.  I'll bet 
it works.   
     And how sociable are ZENSU's warriors?  Come, let us see.   
     Ah, the duel!  The roar of the oppenent, the smell of the crowd!  Ask not for 
whom the sword slashes; it slashes for thee.   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  Keep those sands bloody and the buzzards fat!  
ZENSU, I leave you now.  The Duelmaster has agreed to foot my bill at The Victory 
Tavern.  'Til next time-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TRIANGLE MAN 4000            19   1  1   216       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                  
 SELVUN 4201                  20  20  1    90       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
-BRAISED BUFFALO 3999         10   3  1    88       EXOTIC TASTES (397)
 ELDA MAINZ 4257              12   4  0    86       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
 BELLA DEANE 4249             13  10  0    82       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
 CHUCK ELVIS 4235             16  14  0    76       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
 PARTICLE MAN 4100             9   5  1    74       NEUROMANCERS (404)
 DACEANA LINZ 4244            12  14  1    67       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)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HUITZILOPOCHTLI 3470          4   1  1    33       FRENETIC CREED (365)
 BENDIS OEMING 3931            4   1  3    30       FRENETIC CREED (365)
 TUATHA DE' DANANN 3468        3   2  0    29       FRENETIC CREED (365)
-TOXIN 4266                    3   0  0    28       LETHAL LEGION (429)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TZANAGI KHAMSIN 3469          4   1  1    23       FRENETIC CREED (365)
-TONY MEDES 4250               0   1  0    19       BULL RIDERS' (438)
-LUKE SNYDER 4254              1   0  0    18       BULL RIDERS' (438)
 ACAUTHOCALYCIUM 3943          1   0  1    14       FRENETIC CREED (365)
-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?
CONVICTED THIEF         0  0 0                      ACAUTHOCALYCIUM 3943  536  NONE
NEWBERRY 4252           0  1 0 BULL RIDERS' 438     BENDIS OEMING 3931    533   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Triangle Man -- What, you DARE to come back to me after leaving me for that hussy
Lucrenzia Burgos, the Venomous Concubine?  No!  I refuse to take you back, I have
some pride, you know, even some self-respect, and I don't take left-overs. -- Bella
Deane the justly incensed

Particle Man -- Dacy's a nutcase.  Your eyes are NOT "cool."  They're probably a sign
of some serious instability. -- Selvun

Convicted Assassin.  Oh, well. -- Elda Mainz

M. Chardinee's practically cute, and he's got great hands, but he didn't teach me any
skills.  I don't like that. -- Daceana Linz

Oh, heck, the Khalhums Dwarf.  I feel like I'm beating up a little kid.  It gives me
terrible angst to do it, but the agony if I lost would be worse.  Still, I need some
sympathetic woman to look into my eyes and tell me I'm wonderful.  Any takers around
here? -- Chuck Elvis
P.S.  NOT one of my teammates, please!

Tzanagi Khamsin -- Do NOT kill the standbys.  It takes years to gather the matched
set, and I can't afford to start all over again. -- Arenamaster Diego

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.

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....

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

TRIANGLE MAN devastated BELLA DEANE in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
PARTICLE MAN lost to SELVUN in a action packed 2 minute battle.
DACEANA LINZ was subdued by KUNG-FU MASTER in a 2 minute fight.
CHUCK ELVIS lost to VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a popular 1 minute master's brawl.
ELDA MAINZ savagely defeated KHALHUMS DWARF in a 2 minute bloody match.
HUITZILOPOCHTLI was bested by THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 2 minute duel.
BENDIS OEMING overpowered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
TZANAGI KHAMSIN bested PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 2 minute novice's competition.
TUATHA DE' DANANN handily defeated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute uneven melee.
ACAUTHOCALYCIUM slaughtered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   1 -  2      86  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -   2 -  1      80  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         SLASHING ATTACK   20 -   7 -  0      74  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         TOTAL PARRY        7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    21 -  13 -  2      62  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   2 -  1      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         BASHING ATTACK     8 -   7 -  1      53  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         AIMED BLOW         2 -   8 -  0      20  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 536 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 
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  TRIANGLE MAN 4000          19   1  1  216 NEUROMANCERS (404)
AIMED BLOW       BELLA DEANE 4249           13  10  0   82 BEYOND THE PALE (337)
BASHING ATTACK   CHUCK ELVIS 4235           16  14  0   76 BEYOND THE PALE (337)
TOTAL PARRY      PARTICLE MAN 4100           9   5  1   74 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 DACEANA LINZ 4244, ELDA MAINZ 
4257, TZANAGI KHAMSIN 3469, TRIANGLE MAN 4000, BENDIS OEMING 3931, TUATHA DE' DANANN 
3468, ACAUTHOCALYCIUM 3943, PARTICLE MAN 4100, CHUCK ELVIS 4235, and HUITZILOPOCHTLI 
3470.

The least popular fighter this week was BELLA DEANE 4249.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were HUITZILOPOCHTLI 3470, CHUCK ELVIS 4235, PARTICLE MAN 4100, 
ACAUTHOCALYCIUM 3943, TUATHA DE' DANANN 3468, BENDIS OEMING 3931, TRIANGLE MAN 4000, 
TZANAGI KHAMSIN 3469, ELDA MAINZ 4257, and DACEANA LINZ 4244.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

TRIANGLE MAN (40-4000) NEUROMANCERS (404)

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

     For those of you who keep track of such things, 47 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                   LAND OF FLUSH (11-4373) of CONSORTIUM CRAP (408)
                    LORD KRONOS (11-6111) of MANIACAL TUFTS (431)
                         NATAS (11-6531) of DO IT AGAIN (565)
                      TOTTI (17-5991) of ITALIAN FOOTBALL (407)
                 SIXTH SICK SHIEK (18-2940) of TONGUE TWISTERS (265)
                    SOLSBURY HILL (18-8558) of STREET PIZZA (106)
                        CAFFREY'S (21-4748) of REAL BEER (424)
                         LEE (30-4255) of LHI'S ANGELS (406)
                    PRIVATE ROOM (31-3620) of MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
                      OBERON (31-6133) of AUTUMN LIGHTNING (615)
                  PADISHAR CREEL (36-2208) of BIG LAKE BASHERS (23)
                      BLUE-GREY (55-3370) of ALL AMERICAN (362)
                    RUBBER KNIFE (57-2546) of USELESS TOOLS (345)
                       SVETLANA (57-4040) of MORDYKR KEEP (466)
                DEVIL'S ADVOCATE (68-4666) of BLOOD 4 THE MASSES (447)
                  CATASTROPHE (71-6273) of THE BROTHERHOOD 98 (708)
                        BIGFACE (82-237) of RUPTURE FARMS (43)
                        SHORT-TEMER (82-980) of LIFESPAN (165)
                        FOGGED IN (82-1298) of TEMPE '99 (225)
                           SINISTER (82-3298) of EVIL (450)
                        I-10 (82-5256) of TRIP TO TEMPE (711)
                   CAL RIPPER JR (82-6799) of ORIOLE MADNESS (967)
                 TINY ARCHIBALD (82-8174) of THE POINT GUARDS (1183)
                     LARG JOHN (82-8616) of THE MUSIC MAN (1256)
                          0002 (82-13973) of JAN 2002 (2073)
                    DEIRDRE (82-15176) of TOADS OF AMBER 2 (2276)
                 OOPSIDIDITAGAIN (82-15292) of LUROCIANS XVII (2294)
                    TV EATS MY LIFE (82-17438) of RESCUE ME (2667)
                   FLUFFY BUNNY (82-18105) of OFFENDED SANDY (2774)
                  COLLEEN (82-18383) of SUPERIOR FORCES 1305 (2828)
                 ICHIRO TRICKLE (82-19442) of NASCAR NINJAS II (3009)
                    STURM PYRE (82-19644) of DARK TOADS 03A (3046)
                     BOTTACELLI (82-22958) of HER ALTEREGO (3659)
                   UNHOLY GERBIL (82-24046) of CROSS BREED! (3837)
                       HANA (82-24461) of 4-LETTER GIRLS (3901)
                    TEEVELLA (82-24954) of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (3983)
                         1001 (82-25095) of DUMB PUDS (4011)
                OPEN UP, POLICE (82-25801) of DONT ANSWER THAT (4148)
              CRACKED AND LEAKING (82-28597) of STREET PIZZAD XXI (4657)
                     VAMPIRE (82-29366) of DARK TOADS 04V (4791)
                      WYVERN (82-29373) of DARK TOADS 04W (4792)
                  MEGALODON (82-32285) of DEVILS OF THE DEEP (5329)
                     CONCRETE (82-33162) of LUROCIANS III (5473)
                  DESSERT (82-34664) of SUPERIOR FORCES 1505 (5709)
                TURNIP TORNEDO (82-35257) of GARDEN OF EVIL II (5807)
                            XRIS (82-36974) of WOW (6113)
                        FREAKSHOW (82-38749) of 072905O (6445)

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes