DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

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

KATI-TEI ARENA

DM-41    TURN-526

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

FORANDIN
WANDERERS (329)
(41-4272) [23-13-0,113]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FORANDIN                       GUNS OF BRIXTON
WANDERERS (329)                RADIO CLASH (394)
(41-4272) [23-13-0,113]        (41-4348) [3-1-1,26]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

RAMBLING OX                    TERRINDAR
WANDERERS (329)                WANDERERS (329)
(41-4280) [18-13-1,73]         (41-4340) [3-7-0,23]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

WANDERERS (329)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WANDERERS (329)             20
2. BIRDS (286)                 15      BIRDS (286)
3. THE PLAGUE (93)              0      Unchartered Team
4. RADIO CLASH (394)           -8
                                       RADIO CLASH (394)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*RADIO CLASH (394)          7   5  1 58.3   1/ 1 WANDERERS (329)          10  5 0
 2/ 2 BIRDS (286)              101  92  7 52.3   2/ 4 BIRDS (286)               6  2 0
 3- 3 THE PLAGUE (93)          234 227 17 50.8   3- 3 THE PLAGUE (93)           5  4 0
 4/ 4 WANDERERS (329)          528 555 13 48.8   4/ 2*RADIO CLASH (394)         4  5 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 290): LORD BYRON of SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 583): DIRK DARKBLADE of IMMORTALS (Dartor, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 582): SCRUFF of THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 575): 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 571): FLEX of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 569): PIKE of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 564): 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 290): SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 583): BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 582): THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 575): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 572): MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 571): AMAZONS (?, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 569): GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 564): LENPROS (Lenpro, 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  26 CALEAM (turn 569): PIKE of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 563): DR TRINAIRE of RED DOG GANG (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.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     I won the title fair and square by defeating the Virginal Concubine, and don't
any of you forget it.  But I have promised the Kung-Fu Master a chance to say a few
words since, in a world that did not discriminate against standbys (or make them
fight twice in one day), he would have taken the title from Rambling Ox along with
his victory.
     Over to you, Kung-Fu Master.

                                     Forandin

     My thanks and a salute to Forandin, who is a poor excuse for a gladiator, but
then, he's human, and he's probably doing the best he can, bless his heart.  By
rights, the title should have been MINE for my defeat of that ox, Ox.  Bah.

                                 Gilgor Hammerfoot,
                                      Master of Kung-Foot and Other Arts

                                      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 VALARELLE?  
She actually beat RADIO CLASH's JANIE JONES, and walked away with 17 more points from 
the fight.  Laughs were big at WANDERERS while they watched VALARELLE clobber JANIE 
JONES.  She lost 14 points and got bruised from objects thrown from the stands.  
KHALHUMS DWARF was reminded on the sands why FORANDIN is Duelmaster.  Wouldn't it be 
nice to have live subjects to practice on?  I hear some team is looking into the uses 
of convicted prisoners.   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...  The most avoided team 
was RADIO CLASH.  The bums at BIRDS couldn't face the challenges from RADIO CLASH!  
No excuse for that!  What do people see in GUNS OF BRIXTON?  His 3-1-1?  RADIO CLASH 
ain't talkin', but he's got 26 points.   
     Warriors of KATI-TEI unite.  You have only your games to lose!  How long have I 
been here?  I got people to see, places to go...   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  Are 
you as tired of reading this as I am of writing it?  Actually, I guess I'm writing it 
before you read it.  Oh, well.  Time for my medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, 
practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FORANDIN 4272                23  13  0   113       WANDERERS (329)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LORIMINA 4322                15   2  0    99       WANDERERS (329)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAMBLING OX 4280             18  13  1    73       WANDERERS (329)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-EYES THAT BURN 4339           5   2  0    51       THE PLAGUE (93)
 DODO 4321                     3   0  0    39       BIRDS (286)
-RAISE THE ABYSS 4331          6   4  0    34       THE PLAGUE (93)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VULTURE 4259                  4   0  0    33       BIRDS (286)
 GUNS OF BRIXTON 4348          3   1  1    26       RADIO CLASH (394)
-TRINITY REBORN 4337           5   2  0    24       THE PLAGUE (93)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TERRINDAR 4340                3   7  0    23       WANDERERS (329)
-BREAK STUFF 4344              2   1  0    21       THE PLAGUE (93)
 GHETTO DEFENDANT 4351         2   2  0    19       RADIO CLASH (394)
 VALARELLE 4365                1   0  0    17       WANDERERS (329)
 JANIE JONES 4349              2   2  0     8       RADIO CLASH (394)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
QUOD VOS ERITUS 4346    1  1 0 THE PLAGUE 93        GUNS OF BRIXTON 4348  524   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Vulture -- I hate the way you sit up there on a tree limb--on the ONLY dead tree
for twenty miles around, what did you do, kill it yourself?--and LOOM.  It's
impressively unfriendly.  Try getting down on the same level with other people
and, well, SMILING, you know? -- Terrindar

I really don't like fighting the Kung-Fu Master.  He's so CRITICAL all the time.
He calls it "teaching," but I dunno, I think he just likes to pick on people. --
Rambling Ox
P.S.  And he cost me the title, too!  Not that I wanted it, but cheese, to leave
it for Forandin is, well, I don't think it was RIGHT, you know?  Not Forandin.

I found the Kung-Fu Master much less troubling that Ox did, but then, I'm an
Advanced Gladiator, and he's a mere wanna-be. -- Valgard

Ah, the Khalhums Dwarf.  I had not thought myself equal to this skilled fighter,
but I won.  Amazing.  And my thanks to him for the skills. -- Lorimina

Reaper -- There aren't any Khalhums Dwarves on the Isle, are there? -- Valgard

Raise the Abyss -- I practice. -- Terrindar

Trinity Reborn -- You are extremely rude!  Both in your comment, and in your
behavior on the sands today. -- Josem Green, Beggar and student of Emma Le Poste

Eyes That Burn -- Say your worst, see if I care. -- Timo Ley, Happy Peasant

Valgard -- I am no spoilsport, to force you to go to the Isle with a final loss,
even though I COULD have beaten you easily.  Begone, eh? -- Gilgor Hammerfoot,
Master of Kung-Foot and Other Arts

Forandin -- Very prettily done.  Let's go somewhere... private and talk about
things. -- Marga Porlan, Modest Concubine

Lorimina -- I do admire a forceful woman, even when she's as tall as a jiraffe.
Since we both have to eat tonight, what do you say we do it together? -- Goban
Steelsinger, Dwarf of Khalhums

Raise the Abyss -- (snigger) -- Timo Ley, Happy Peasant

Janie Jones -- YOU can be the one to explain to people why you can't get anyone
to inscribe your personals this turn, wench. -- Zobart Stonecutter, Trustworthy 
Scribe

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

DODO viciously subdued GUNS OF BRIXTON in a 2 minute bloody Challenge fight.
FORANDIN vanquished KHALHUMS DWARF in a exciting 1 minute uneven Title battle.
LORIMINA defeated KUNG-FU MASTER in a 2 minute bloody duel.
RAMBLING OX slimly lost to M. CHARDINEE in a 3 minute fight.
VULTURE luckily beat TERRINDAR in a crowd pleasing 4 minute match.
GHETTO DEFENDANT devastated POLITE BEGGAR in a 2 minute one-sided duel.
JANIE JONES was bested by VALARELLE in a 1 minute amateur's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       2         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -   3 -  0      77  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         WALL OF STEEL     13 -   4 -  0      76  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK     7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK     6 -   3 -  0      67  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         TOTAL PARRY        5 -   3 -  0      63  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -   6 -  0      54  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   7 -  0      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-LUNGE       10 -  11 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         AIMED BLOW         5 -   8 -  1      38  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 526 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    FORANDIN 4272              23  13  0  113 WANDERERS (329)
SLASHING ATTACK  LORIMINA 4322              15   2  0   99 WANDERERS (329)
STRIKING ATTACK  RAMBLING OX 4280           18  13  1   73 WANDERERS (329)
LUNGING ATTACK   DODO 4321                   3   0  0   39 BIRDS (286)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is RAMBLING OX 4280.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was TERRINDAR 4340.  The ten other most popular fighters were DODO 4321, 
LORIMINA 4322, FORANDIN 4272, RAMBLING OX 4280, GHETTO DEFENDANT 4351, GUNS OF 
BRIXTON 4348, VALARELLE 4365, VULTURE 4259, JANIE JONES 4349, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was JANIE JONES 4349.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were VULTURE 4259, VALARELLE 4365, GUNS OF BRIXTON 4348, GHETTO 
DEFENDANT 4351, RAMBLING OX 4280, FORANDIN 4272, LORIMINA 4322, DODO 4321, TERRINDAR 
4340, and  0.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

FORANDIN (41-4272) WANDERERS (329)