DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/01/2008    Duedate: 02/14/2008

ZENSU ARENA

DM-40    TURN-537

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SELVUN
BEYOND THE PALE (337)
(40-4201) [21-20-1,96]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SELVUN                         EDNEI
BEYOND THE PALE (337)          BULL RIDERS' (438)
(40-4201) [21-20-1,96]         (40-4251) [2-0-0,26]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SELVUN                         SELVUN
BEYOND THE PALE (337)          BEYOND THE PALE (337)
(40-4201) [21-20-1,96]         (40-4201) [21-20-1,96]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BEYOND THE PALE (337)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BEYOND THE PALE (337)       35
2. BULL RIDERS' (438)          35      NEUROMANCERS (404)
3. NEUROMANCERS (404)          10      Unchartered Team
4. FRENETIC CREED (365)         0
                                       BULL RIDERS' (438)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 2*FRENETIC CREED (365)      16   7  6 69.6   1/ 3 BEYOND THE PALE (337)     9  6 0
 2/ 4 NEUROMANCERS (404)        46  39  6 54.1   2- 1*FRENETIC CREED (365)      8  1 2
 3/ 6*BULL RIDERS' (438)         4   4  0 50.0   3/ 2 NEUROMANCERS (404)        4  2 0
 4/ 5 BEYOND THE PALE (337)    540 711 21 43.2   4/ 6*BULL RIDERS' (438)        2  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 585): 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 574): 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 536): TRIANGLE MAN of NEUROMANCERS (Rude Buddha, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 527): LORIMINA of WANDERERS (Jorja, 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  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 470): VAJRA VALMEJAR of SCARLET KNIGHTS (Armalias, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 292): SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 585): DEADMAN'S HAND (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 574): 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 536): FRENETIC CREED (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 527): WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 518): FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 239): FIRE INC. (Wretch, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 420): THE EXILED ONES (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 192): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 470): SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 585): FARSHOT of NEVERWAKE (Doc Steele, mgr.)
                   (turn 584): DIRK DARKBLADE of IMMORTALS (Dartor, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 574): FLEX of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 536): TRIANGLE MAN of NEUROMANCERS (Rude Buddha, 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  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

     Well, what are you looking at, ZENSU?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Later days, FRENETIC CREED, since BEYOND 
THE PALE took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  Of course, we're 
all terribly impressed to see MISS LILY win a fight and gain 20 points, terribly.  
Tsk, tsk, SELVUN beat PARTICLE MAN and PARTICLE MAN lost 1 points.  You're breakin' 
my heart.  And if variety is the spice of life, ZENSU may be getting bland, as 
TRIANGLE MAN stays top dog in the city.  The Victory Tavern, humph!  I've tasted 
better ale at mortuaries.  Where do they get this stuff?  From ZENSU's trash dumps?   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.   
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only 
shines through use.  Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     What does the ZENSU arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  Phlllt!  Just had to do that 
before I leave the fine city of ZENSU.  I feel much better now.  Paste this one in 
your scrapbooks, you'll need the kindling come this winter-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SELVUN 4201                  21  20  1    96       BEYOND THE PALE (337)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BELLA DEANE 4249             14  10  0    89       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
 ELDA MAINZ 4257              12   5  0    85       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
 CHUCK ELVIS 4235             17  14  0    84       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
 DACEANA LINZ 4244            13  14  1    82       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
 PARTICLE MAN 4100             9   6  1    73       NEUROMANCERS (404)

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)
 EDNEI 4251                    2   0  0    26       BULL RIDERS' (438)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TZANAGI KHAMSIN 3469          4   1  1    23       FRENETIC CREED (365)
 MISS LILY 4269                1   0  0    20       BULL RIDERS' (438)
-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)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
NEWBERRY 4252           0  1 0 BULL RIDERS' 438     BENDIS OEMING 3931    533  NOT REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Triangle Man -- Well, I don't actually suppose you have anyone else to fight except
standbys. -- Bella Deane

Particle Man -- Yeah, what she says.  Once Frenetic Creed gets someone into the
higher ranks, if they stay, then we can have variety.  But for now, it just you guys
and us up here.  Bummer. -- Selvun

And the standbys, don't forget them! -- Daceana Linz

But someone should explain to the standbys, again, about LOSING.  Which is what
they're supposed to do. -- Chuck Elvis

They're just annoyed.  Since I defeated my standby, and the very competent Khalhums
Dwarf at that, I can afford to be more generous! -- Elda Mainz

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

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

TRIANGLE MAN devastated ELDA MAINZ in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
SELVUN won victory over PARTICLE MAN in a exciting 2 minute gory uneven Title battle.
DACEANA LINZ vanquished M. CHARDINEE in a popular 1 minute mismatched brawl.
CHUCK ELVIS defeated VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute bloody match.
BELLA DEANE devastated CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
EDNEI devastated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute mismatched match.
MISS LILY handily defeated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   1 -  2      83  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -   2 -  1      82  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK   19 -   8 -  0      70  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         TOTAL PARRY        7 -   4 -  0      64  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         LUNGING ATTACK    21 -  12 -  2      64  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   2 -  1      60  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         BASHING ATTACK     9 -   6 -  1      60  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         AIMED BLOW         3 -   7 -  0      30  |

Turn 537 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   SELVUN 4201                21  20  1   96 BEYOND THE PALE (337)
AIMED BLOW       BELLA DEANE 4249           14  10  0   89 BEYOND THE PALE (337)
SLASHING ATTACK  ELDA MAINZ 4257            12   5  0   85 BEYOND THE PALE (337)
BASHING ATTACK   CHUCK ELVIS 4235           17  14  0   84 BEYOND THE PALE (337)
TOTAL PARRY      PARTICLE MAN 4100           9   6  1   73 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, CHUCK ELVIS 
4235, BELLA DEANE 4249, EDNEI 4251, MISS LILY 4269, PARTICLE MAN 4100, ELDA MAINZ 
4257,  0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was ELDA MAINZ 4257.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were PARTICLE MAN 4100, MISS LILY 4269, EDNEI 4251, BELLA DEANE 4249, CHUCK 
ELVIS 4235, DACEANA LINZ 4244, SELVUN 4201,  0,  0, and  0.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

BELLA DEANE (40-4249) BEYOND THE PALE (337)

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

TRIANGLE MAN (40-4000) NEUROMANCERS (404)