DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/06/2006    Duedate: 06/19/2006

KATI-TEI ARENA

DM-41    TURN-485

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

OSTRICH
BIRDS (286)
(41-3970) [18-14-0,111]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

OSTRICH                        THAI
BIRDS (286)                    LANGUAGE OF LOVE (384)
(41-3970) [18-14-0,111]        (41-4223) [5-1-0,62]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

OSTRICH                        QUINORE
BIRDS (286)                    WANDERERS (329)
(41-3970) [18-14-0,111]        (41-4234) [6-4-0,47]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MEDAL OF HONOR 26 (385)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WANDERERS (329)             38
2. MEDAL OF HONOR 26 (385)     14      BIRDS (286)
3. BIRDS (286)                  4      Unchartered Team
4. LANGUAGE OF LOVE (384)       0
5. 072905R (381)                0      LANGUAGE OF LOVE (384)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 072905R (381)             14   1  2 93.3   1/ 1*MEDAL OF HONOR 26 (385)   8  7 2
 2/ 3*LANGUAGE OF LOVE (384)    12   6  0 66.7   2/ 2 BIRDS (286)               7  4 0
 3/ 2*MEDAL OF HONOR 26 (385)   16   9  3 64.0   3/ 3*LANGUAGE OF LOVE (384)    6  3 0
 4/ 4 BIRDS (286)               81  82  7 49.7   4/ 4 WANDERERS (329)           5  9 0
 5/ 5 WANDERERS (329)          419 470  9 47.1   5- 5 072905R (381)             1  1 1

    '*'   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 270): INOCHI of YAKUZA (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 542): DAMNUALL of WHEN DOGMA FAILS II (Prophet, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 541): MITOCHONDRIAC of BIO WARFARE (Xerxes, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 534): SMELLY of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 531): MIKELA POOLE of KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 530): JOCKO of MADTOWN (Namenlos, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 528): ALBUQUERQUE of HERE TO PHOENIX (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 523): TRIPLE-X of LOVE LETTERS (Cunning Linguist, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 493): THE MAD CARROT of GARDEN OF HORRORS (The Sandman, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 484): OSTRICH of BIRDS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 475): BREAK POINT of CYNICAL DELUSIONS (Eclipse, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 218): INSOLENT IRIS of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 390): BLUE BEANIE of DEMONS OF DARKNESS 2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 379): FURIOUS TERROR of CAR AND DRIVER (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 172): EYE OF THE KNEE DOLL of HAZAARDS OF CLONING (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 427): BRUENOR BATTLEHAMME of FORGOTTEN REALMS from BARIKALA
                            (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 270): YAKUZA (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 542): JGW EXPIRATION (JGW, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 541): PLAYPEN (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 534): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 531): MONEY PIT (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 530): MADTOWN (Namenlos, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 528): HERE TO PHOENIX (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 523): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 493): LETHAL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 484): MEDAL OF HONOR 26 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 475): FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 218): HOPLITES (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 390): BIKINI BOTTOM (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 379): UN (JE, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 172): HAZAARDS OF CLONING (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 427): KNIGHTS OF VIRTUE, etc. (JRK, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 270): JERNIG MARS of MIDDLE WAY 11 (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 542): BUCKING BRAHMA of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
                               SUPERBEAST of THE LIVING DEAD (Dartor, mgr.)
                   (turn 541): BOOTSTRAP RIBEYE of GERFEL'S FRIENDS (Generalissimo
                               Puerco, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 530): INNY MEANIE of MONEY PIT (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 530): JOCKO of MADTOWN (Namenlos, mgr.)
                  (turn 529): THEODORIC of MADTOWN (Namenlos, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 483): SATURN of WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
                             5 GOT PICKED of 072905R (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 474): GLOW-ROOM of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 217): CAULIFLOWER EARS of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 379): MARIO ANDRETTI of CAR AND DRIVER (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 172): EYE OF THE KNEE DOLL of HAZAARDS OF CLONING (Crip, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Much has changed in KATI-TEI since last I was here.  Never fear, Olaf Modeen 
adapts to many situations, as do all successful fighters.  What's with QUINORE?  He 
actually beat KATI-TEI's AMBITIOUS GUARD, and walked away with 19 more points from 
the fight.  Major screwup at LANGUAGE OF LOVE.  GREEK lost 9 points to ERNEST 
DERVISHIAN.  Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe GREEK will provide more easy 
wins...  Try as he might, CHOCK wasn't good enough at persuading OSTRICH to step down 
from the Duelmaster's throne...  Wouldn't it be nice to have live subjects to 
practice on?  I hear some team is looking into the uses of convicted prisoners.   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.  How well I know the feeling 
of being in the most avoided team!  Don't fall out of practive, LANGUAGE OF LOVE!  
Management must be dealin', as the boys at BIRDS ain't reelin'!  LANGUAGE OF LOVE's 
mad!  What do people see in GREEK?  Hers 3-2-0?  LANGUAGE OF LOVE ain't talkin', but 
she's got 24 points.  I hate going to the effort of writing about the kind of fights 
that JAMES DOOLITTLE gets in.  He fights people like VELESTEN, 14 points below.  I 
thought JAMES DOOLITTLE showed great skill and promise when he was overcame by 
VELESTEN.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  Here's some advice:  study your opponent, master 
many skills, fight dirty.   
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  The end 
of another Spyreport!  That's cause for celebration in my book!  Remember--a good 
fighter needs both good skills and good luck.  Until next time,-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OSTRICH 3970                 18  14  0   111       BIRDS (286)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHOCK 4214                   10   6  0    82       WANDERERS (329)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THAI 4223                     5   1  0    62       LANGUAGE OF LOVE (384)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SWAN 4107                     5   3  2    55       BIRDS (286)
 FALCON 4004                   5   7  0    49       BIRDS (286)
 QUINORE 4234                  6   4  0    47       WANDERERS (329)
 SOLDIER 1 4238                4   1  0    47       MEDAL OF HONOR 26 (385)
 ERNEST DERVISHIAN 4240        4   1  1    35       MEDAL OF HONOR 26 (385)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MIKE COLALILLO 4239           3   2  1    32       MEDAL OF HONOR 26 (385)
 VELESTEN 4236                 4   4  0    31       WANDERERS (329)
 FRITILLARY 4215               7   6  0    27       WANDERERS (329)
 GREEK 4218                    3   2  0    24       LANGUAGE OF LOVE (384)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JAMES DOOLITTLE 4237          3   2  1    22       MEDAL OF HONOR 26 (385)
 FRENCH 4220                   3   2  0    21       LANGUAGE OF LOVE (384)
 WILLIAM CRAWFORD 4241         2   3  0     9       MEDAL OF HONOR 26 (385)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
OSPRY 3988             5 14 2 BIRDS 286             MIKE COLALILLO 4239   483 JUST REV
RUSSIAN 4217           1  1 0 LANGUAGE OF LOVE 384  SWAN 4107             482         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Ostrich -- Good to see you can get your head out of the sand and take the title in
the proper way.  And even better to know I won't ever have to fight you again. --
Saturn

James Doolittle -- I figured you'd be taller.  Short just doesn't seem heroic, you
know? -- Velesten

Thai -- Too much hot sauce, not enough flavor. -- Chock

Soldier 1 -- What were you doing behind Door 3?  That's confusing. -- Quinore

French -- Ah.  Um, would your last name happen to be River?  I've heard of a French
Broad River.... -- Fritillary

26 May 2006
     The Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire want to announce the joining of a new
member who cherishes the same ideals, respect and loyalty that we hold dear.
     From this day forward let all know that Blackstorm is now a Dark Knight of the
Desolate Empire Alliance.  With him as our chosen brother, our alliance only becomes
stronger.  Let all his foes become ours, and ours his.  May all our enemies' blood
flow freely and give NO quarter in war.
     This is also a warning to any cowards, bullies, etc....  If you play with fire,
you WILL get burnt!!!

Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire

6 June 2006
To those involved, no, I have not abandoned your stories.  But I've been letting them
drift, and that has to stop, so I am taking the time to make sure that I know where
they are going, more than just "what happens next" dreamed up on the fly, before
resuming work on them.  No new stories will be started until at least one of the old
ones has concluded, for the same reason:  quantity can't substitute for quality.
Your patience in this matter is appreciated. -- the Scribe

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SWAN bested MIKE COLALILLO in a 2 minute master vs. beginner Bloodfeud fight.
FALCON was subdued by THAI in a exciting 1 minute Challenge melee.
JAMES DOOLITTLE was overpowered by VELESTEN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
OSTRICH bested CHOCK in a 2 minute one-sided Title fight.
SOLDIER 1 demolished FRITILLARY in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
ERNEST DERVISHIAN won victory over GREEK in a 1 minute amateur's fight.
QUINORE overpowered AMBITIOUS GUARD in a popular 3 minute gruesome mismatched brawl.
FRENCH won victory over WILLIAM CRAWFORD in a 1 minute beginner's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       5         BASHING ATTACK     7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   2 -  1      67  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         AIMED BLOW        28 -  15 -  2      65  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         LUNGING ATTACK     7 -   4 -  0      64  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   2 -  1      60  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK    5 -   4 -  1      56  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   8 -  0      33  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         TOTAL PARRY        1 -   9 -  0      10  |

Turn 485 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-LUNGE        1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  2         2  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         3 -  2                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      OSTRICH 3970               18  14  0  111 BIRDS (286)
BASHING ATTACK   CHOCK 4214                 10   6  0   82 WANDERERS (329)
AIMED BLOW       THAI 4223                   5   1  0   62 LANGUAGE OF LOVE (384)
PARRY-STRIKE     SWAN 4107                   5   3  2   55 BIRDS (286)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    QUINORE 4234                6   4  0   47 WANDERERS (329)
LUNGING ATTACK   SOLDIER 1 4238              4   1  0   47 MEDAL OF HONOR 26 (385)
SLASHING ATTACK  ERNEST DERVISHIAN 4240      4   1  1   35 MEDAL OF HONOR 26 (385)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is OSTRICH 3970.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was QUINORE 4234.  The ten other most popular fighters were THAI 4223, OSTRICH 3970, 
CHOCK 4214, FRENCH 4220, SWAN 4107, MIKE COLALILLO 4239, FALCON 4004, SOLDIER 1 4238, 
ERNEST DERVISHIAN 4240, and VELESTEN 4236.

The least popular fighter this week was WILLIAM CRAWFORD 4241.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were GREEK 4218, FRITILLARY 4215, JAMES DOOLITTLE 4237, VELESTEN 
4236, ERNEST DERVISHIAN 4240, SOLDIER 1 4238, FALCON 4004, MIKE COLALILLO 4239, SWAN 
4107, and FRENCH 4220.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

OSTRICH (41-3970) BIRDS (286)