DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/17/2006    Duedate: 01/30/2006

KATI-TEI ARENA

DM-41    TURN-476

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

5 GOT PICKED
072905R (381)
(41-4199) [7-0-1,101]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SATURN                         5 GOT PICKED
WANDERERS (329)                072905R (381)
(41-3990) [16-42-0,90]         (41-4199) [7-0-1,101]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

WHITE RABBIT                   WHITE RABBIT
WONDERLAND (358)               WONDERLAND (358)
(41-3994) [8-1-0,85]           (41-3994) [8-1-0,85]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

WANDERERS (329)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. LANGUAGE OF LOVE (384)      78
2. WONDERLAND (358)            17      WANDERERS (329)
3. WANDERERS (329)             15      Unchartered Team
4. 072905R (381)                4
                                       072905R (381)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*072905R (381)              7   0  1  100   1/ 1 WANDERERS (329)           8  7 0
 2/ 0*LANGUAGE OF LOVE (384)     4   0  0  100   2/ 0*LANGUAGE OF LOVE (384)    4  0 0
 3/ 2*WONDERLAND (358)          17   8  1 68.0   3/ 2*WONDERLAND (358)          3  0 0
 4/ 3 WANDERERS (329)          400 445  9 47.3   4/ 3*072905R (381)             3  0 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

         + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ A Dark and Stormy Night ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     Running across an ill-tended graveyard on a moonless, rainy night was a lot
harder than Lurline Grace would have expected.  The ground was uneven with hummocks,
probably graves, that she didn't want to think too deeply about, every passing bush
was a thorn bush, and there were tombstones that seemed to rise up maliciously to
smash her across the shins.  She envied Jehu, running to her left; he was an elf and
presumably could see better, and he was tall enough that he simply vaulted a lot of
the obstacles.  Flutterlee, the smallest of the three, was laboring in their wake.
     The lantern still made a landmark ahead of them, which seemed almost indecent of
it.  Mocking.  She had been told that the dead, and those who hung around with them,
had peculiar senses of humor, but she'd thought that statement a joke in itself.  Now
she was seeing it differently.  And she didn't like it this way.
     More lightning, striking up, striking down, blinding.  Thunder that shook the
sky.  Shook the ground, throwing the gladiators down.
     "Did your grandfather dabble in dark arts?" Lurline gasped as she landed on
Flutterlee.
     "No!  Get off me.  He was a cult member, but there's nothing wrong with that.
Lots of people are cult members!"
     "Serimna eat his liver and lights!  You should have warned us, and you
DEFINITELY should have warned the grave diggers!  What kind of cult?"
     "Just...a cult.  We didn't ask, okay?  He said it was private."
     "You didn't ask.  F'lee, you are an IDIOT!"
     "Yeah, but she's our idiot," Jehu snarled.  He had crawled up beside them, and
now he gestured toward the tomb where the lantern still stood.  "Onward."

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 265): INOCHI of YAKUZA (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 532): BIG LOU of MANIC MARVELS (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 532): LITTLE DEVIL of PLAYPEN (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 525): BROOKS AND DUNN of THE REPUBLICANS (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 521): KING BROWN SNAKE of AUSSIE KILLERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 521): MENTAL of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 519): BOUNCER of GOLDEN CANYON (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 514): TRIPLE-X of LOVE LETTERS (Cunning Linguist, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 483): DRIZZT of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 475): 5 GOT PICKED of 072905R (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 465): SOLARIS of RUBY DRAGONS (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 213): INSOLENT IRIS of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 381): SPEEDY of THE MISGUIDED (?, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 369): HITCH HIKER of WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 167): KAT of NIGHTHAWKS (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 417): JOE SATRIANI of THE HEADCUTTERS II from ARUAK CITY
                            (Street Legal, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 265): SMITHSONIAN (The Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 532): MANIC MARVELS (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 532): PLAYPEN (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 525): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 521): KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 521): ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 519): GOLDEN CANYON (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 514): THE A'S -- LOSERS II (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 483): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 475): WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 465): BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 213): BLOOD AND GUTS! (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 381): DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 369): WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 167): NIGHTHAWKS (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 417): BOXES, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 532): REQUIEM of BALLAD OF THE BLADE (The Sandman, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 513): MAD MAX of I TRAINED THEM (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 474): PARNIAN of WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 464): FLINT HILLS of BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 212): COLLAPSED LUNG of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 166): SOLAR SISTER of THE FURIOUS FIVE (Generalissimo Puerco)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, KATI-TEI?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  KATI-TEI saw the first turn for LANGUAGE 
OF LOVE, a 4-0-0, and some teams are scared, others are too arrogant to notice.  Take 
note friends, take note.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed to see THAI win a 
fight and gain 29 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, THE HONEST MERCHANT beat WHEREFOUR 
WILLY and WHEREFOUR WILLY lost 3 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And if variety 
is the spice of life, KATI-TEI may be getting bland, as 5 GOT PICKED stays top dog in 
the city.  Kickbacks and bribes, kickbacks and bribes, how else do you think some of 
these guys win their fights?  Skill?  Ha!   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  Ooh, 
I'm frightfully impressed, SATURN was this turn's most challenged warrior.  Watch 
that ego swell, sports fans.  I guess I can give a little credit to WHITE RABBIT of 
WONDERLAND for challenging up by 21 to SATURN.  WHITE RABBIT won to get 85 points of 
recognition.   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  Titanium shields and bamboo daggers, guess what brave 
team is developing these kinds of weapons?   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Phlllt!  Just had to do that before 
I leave the fine city of KATI-TEI.  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                  
 5 GOT PICKED 4199             7   0  1   101       072905R (381)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SATURN 3990                  16  42  0    90       WANDERERS (329)
 WHITE RABBIT 3994             8   1  0    85       WONDERLAND (358)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHEREFOUR WILLY 4207          6   5  0    40       WANDERERS (329)
 FRITILLARY 4215               4   0  0    35       WANDERERS (329)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ALICE 3993                    3   1  1    32       WONDERLAND (358)
 THAI 4223                     1   0  0    29       LANGUAGE OF LOVE (384)
-THE WALRUS 3995               4   1  0    27       WONDERLAND (358)
 CHOCK 4214                    4   3  0    26       WANDERERS (329)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RUSSIAN 4217                  1   0  0    20       LANGUAGE OF LOVE (384)
 GREEK 4218                    1   0  0    16       LANGUAGE OF LOVE (384)
 FRENCH 4220                   1   0  0    13       LANGUAGE OF LOVE (384)
-WHITE KNIGHT 4064             1   0  0     7       WONDERLAND (358)
 QUINORE 4234                  0   1  0     1       WANDERERS (329)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

5 Got Picked -- Yes, well, I shall amuse myself in the Infirmary by imagining you
plucked from your parent tree and made into...pie, perhaps.  Or jam. -- Saturn
P.S.  Probably one of those tasteless pies that resemble library paste with
unidentified chunks in it.
P.P.S.  But at least you came by your title honestly.

And the Noble Assassin (name withheld by request) is the only one to see me "off" to
the Isle.  Not that I'm going.  What would I do there?  Just one more mediocre
slasher.  No, I'll go bum around Convincia for a while, then settle down on the
family farm. -- Parnian

That Jayhawker, I mean Jay-Walker, may be Ruthless, I'm not saying he isn't, but he
is no match for a six-horse freight wagon lumbering at full speed down a narrow road.
Ha! -- Wherefour Willy

I hate it when people go all shifty on me.  So I pinned that Volunteer to the wall of
the arena.  HE won't be shifting around for the next little while! -- Chock

No Beggar who specializes in killing houseplants can reasonably be considered Polite.
I refuse to even consider that. -- Fritillary

Arenamaster Jailon -- It is true that I don't actually need for you to explain the
"lands" business with respect to gladiators, but it's a weasel's trick for you to
sidestep telling me yourself. -- Parnian

30 December 2005
Just a reminder to all you online type people.  It is much appreciated if you send
your personals in PLAIN TEXT, rather than HTML or formatted text.  HAL, in his
infinite wisdom, doesn't DO formatting, which means having to unsnarl your personal
ads from bunches of extraneous...stuff.  So, if your e-mailer has a plain text
option, let it be your friend. -- Ed.
P.S.  Sometimes it's the formatted text which makes ads go astray.  Not often, but
sometimes.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

WHITE RABBIT viciously subdued SATURN in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
5 GOT PICKED demolished M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute one-sided Title melee.
WHEREFOUR WILLY was defeated by THE HONEST MERCHANT in a 3 minute duel.
FRITILLARY devastated CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
CHOCK overpowered FRATSFAN NOBLE in a 1 minute mismatched match.
RUSSIAN devastated TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
THAI devastated QUINORE in a 1 minute mismatched match.
FRENCH handily defeated SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 1 minute uneven fight.
GREEK vanquished POLITE BEGGAR in a 1 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       6         STRIKING ATTACK    6 -   0 -  0     100  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         AIMED BLOW        19 -   1 -  2      95  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         WALL OF STEEL      9 -   6 -  0      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         TOTAL PARRY        5 -   7 -  0      42  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         LUNGING ATTACK     0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 476 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         6 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         5  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  WALL OF STEEL  
                              LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0     
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       5 GOT PICKED 4199           7   0  1  101 072905R (381)
WALL OF STEEL    WHEREFOUR WILLY 4207        6   5  0   40 WANDERERS (329)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is WHITE RABBIT 3994.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was WHITE RABBIT 3994.  The ten other most popular fighters were WHEREFOUR WILLY 
4207, GREEK 4218, 5 GOT PICKED 4199, FRITILLARY 4215, CHOCK 4214, RUSSIAN 4217, 
SATURN 3990, THAI 4223, FRENCH 4220, and QUINORE 4234.

The least popular fighter this week was QUINORE 4234.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were FRENCH 4220, THAI 4223, SATURN 3990, RUSSIAN 4217, CHOCK 4214, 
FRITILLARY 4215, 5 GOT PICKED 4199, GREEK 4218, WHEREFOUR WILLY 4207, and WHITE 
RABBIT 3994.