DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/12/2008    Duedate: 02/25/2008

KATI-TEI ARENA

DM-41    TURN-529

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

LORIMINA
WANDERERS (329)
(41-4322) [18-2-0,110]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

LORIMINA                       GUNS OF BRIXTON
WANDERERS (329)                RADIO CLASH (394)
(41-4322) [18-2-0,110]         (41-4348) [5-2-1,46]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

RAMBLING OX                    HAMMERJACK
WANDERERS (329)                WRECKING CREW (391)
(41-4280) [21-13-1,84]         (41-4285) [3-3-0,38]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

WANDERERS (329)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. TEMPLARZ HAMMERZ (395)      42
2. RADIO CLASH (394)           18      THE PLAGUE (93)
3. WRECKING CREW (391)         18      Unchartered Team
4. WANDERERS (329)              8
5. THE PLAGUE (93)             -7      TEMPLARZ HAMMERZ (395)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*TEMPLARZ HAMMERZ (395)     7   3  2 70.0   1/ 1 WANDERERS (329)          12  3 0
 2/ 2*WRECKING CREW (391)       17  11  0 60.7   2/ 4*TEMPLARZ HAMMERZ (395)    7  3 2
 3/ 3*RADIO CLASH (394)         12   9  2 57.1   3/ 2*RADIO CLASH (394)         5  4 1
 4/ 5 THE PLAGUE (93)          239 237 17 50.2   4/ 3 THE PLAGUE (93)           5 10 0
 5/ 6 WANDERERS (329)          540 558 13 49.2   5/ 6*WRECKING CREW (391)       4  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 586): ONEWOLF of WOLFBROTHERS (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 586): SCRUFF of THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 579): CHUCKER ISTTA of MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 575): MANUEL PEREZ of MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 575): DR HOOK of THE RED BLADES (Bill the Bard, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 572): CAYLON MCCANN of STEEL CRUSADE (Cassius Calvata, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 568): JACK STRAW of THE WARLOCKS (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 537): SELVUN of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 528): LORIMINA of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 519): TUVOLD of TUFT-TASTIC! (Adie, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 240): PAS DE QUARTIER of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, 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 471): VAJRA VALMEJAR of SCARLET KNIGHTS (Armalias, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 292): SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 586): NEVERWAKE (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 586): THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 579): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 575): MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 575): AMAZONS (?, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 572): GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 568): RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 537): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 528): WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 519): BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 240): FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 421): THE EXILED ONES (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 192): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 471): SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 585): FARSHOT of NEVERWAKE (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 586): SCRUFF of THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 575): DR HOOK of THE RED BLADES (Bill the Bard, mgr.)
                  (turn 574): FLEX of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 537): BELLA DEANE of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
              (turn 536): TRIANGLE MAN of NEUROMANCERS (Rude Buddha, 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.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Today, the Kung-Fu Master fought only for me.  I was touched, though not by his
blows.

                                      Lorimina

                                      SPY REPORT

     I was going on vacation, see?  Surf, sun...  But what do those bums say?  "Hit 
the road, Debby Tonte.  KATI-TEI needs a spyreport."  Oh, well.  MVP award for SIR 
HAMMER HAMMER?  TEMPLARZ HAMMERZ's proud of him after beating SAD WINGS and getting 
17 points.  Talk about yer big time losers!  TERRINDAR got smashed by GUNS OF 
BRIXTON, and lost 9 points!  This Duelmaster is like something else!  LORIMINA 
stopped VIRGINAL CONCUBINE dead in hers tracks!  I hear the top team insists all 
their warriors get nine hours sleep.  They want photogenic fighters for PR photos.   
     So just why would someone becomes a warrior anyway?  It can't be for these 
really neat Spyreports can it?  BIRDS was KATI-TEI's most avoided team.  Is there 
some award for that?  Hhmph!  What kind of warriors are THE PLAGUE?  BIRDS, an easy 
team to beat if I ever saw one, can't get them to accept an invitation!  Can 
WANDERERS' TERRINDAR be more popular than me?  He was challenged the most, but is 
that really the same?   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All KATI-TEI ever talks about is fighting!  
Me, I'm more laid back.  Hey you guys, don't you think your families would like to 
hear from you?  Write!  (Or have someone write for you.)  
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I know how much you like reading this stuff, but I really 
should stop.  Its been really albendranius!  Later, guys-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LORIMINA 4322                18   2  0   110       WANDERERS (329)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAMBLING OX 4280             21  13  1    84       WANDERERS (329)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EYES THAT BURN 4339           6   4  0    63       THE PLAGUE (93)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GUNS OF BRIXTON 4348          5   2  1    46       RADIO CLASH (394)
 RAISE THE ABYSS 4331          8   5  0    45       THE PLAGUE (93)
 HAMMERJACK 4285               3   3  0    38       WRECKING CREW (391)
 GHETTO DEFENDANT 4351         4   3  1    36       RADIO CLASH (394)
 ENRAGE 4284                   5   1  0    35       WRECKING CREW (391)
 TERRINDAR 4340                5   8  0    34       WANDERERS (329)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOLY WATER HAMMER 4354        2   0  1    27       TEMPLARZ HAMMERZ (395)
 LADY GRACE HAMMER 4355        2   0  0    24       TEMPLARZ HAMMERZ (395)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COMMUNION HAMMER 4356         2   0  0    23       TEMPLARZ HAMMERZ (395)
 DOMINATOR 4286                4   2  0    22       WRECKING CREW (391)
 TRINITY REBORN 4337           5   5  0    20       THE PLAGUE (93)
 STANLOY MEDAR 4369            2   0  0    20       WANDERERS (329)
 BREAK STUFF 4344              3   3  0    19       THE PLAGUE (93)
-PAINFIRE 4292                 2   2  0    18       WRECKING CREW (391)
 SIR HAMMER HAMMER 4352        1   1  1    18       TEMPLARZ HAMMERZ (395)
 JANIE JONES 4349              3   4  0    13       RADIO CLASH (394)
 VALARELLE 4365                2   2  0     8       WANDERERS (329)
 SIR KNIGHT HAMMER 4353        0   2  0     2       TEMPLARZ HAMMERZ (395)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
SAD WINGS 4368          1  1 0 THE PLAGUE 93        SIR HAMMER HAMME 4352 529   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Break Stuff -- Did we ask?  Are you just irrationally destructive, or do you signify
coffee and donuts for that crucial midmorning break?  It could make a difference, you
know. -- Terrindar

Eyes that Burn -- Whatever you do, avoid those drops that assure you of "no more
red."  Very hard on your eyes, those are.  Less time in front of a radiant screen
would probably be a good idea. -- Rambling Ox

Sad Wings -- It seems so UNFAIR that you should win when the Commission says you're
deficient.  I shall lodge a protest. -- Valarelle
P.S.  I hope that helped.

Shifty-eyed Volunteer?  Pfui. -- Stanloy Medar
P.S.  The Commission says that I'm no more than ordinarily attractive but very
charismatic.  Perhaps that means I'm impressively ugly?  That might be cool.
Especially since I'm untrustworthy, too--I could be a serious villain here!

Reaper -- Alas, we both hoped too soon.  But maybe the Hammers will return, if we
provide some really eye-catching nails? -- Jorja

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

2 February 2008
ATTENTION EVERYONE -- In March I am going to do manager lists for all arenas.  This
is part of my ongoing and undoubtedly largely futile attempt to get my lists
organized.  If you think I might not know who you are or if you think I might and
you'd rather I not share that information, let me know this month!  You can e-mail
me at Sue at solberg dash mathews dot com (replacing the at, dash and dot with
appropriate characters.  You can send a diplo to The Saint.  You can put an ad in
the newsletter.  Semaphore doesn't work so well, nor does telepathy. -- The Saint,
keeper of lists

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

HAMMERJACK was unbelievably bested by RAISE THE ABYSS in a 4 minute Challenge fight.
BREAK STUFF lost to GHETTO DEFENDANT in a action packed 1 minute Challenge battle.
LORIMINA demolished VIRGINAL CONCUBINE in a 1 minute uneven Title fight.
RAMBLING OX bested EYES THAT BURN in a 2 minute one-sided contest.
TERRINDAR was savagely defeated by GUNS OF BRIXTON in a crowd pleasing 2 minute match.
ENRAGE vanquished TRINITY REBORN in a 4 minute brutal mismatched fight.
DOMINATOR devastated VALARELLE in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
JANIE JONES was handily defeated by LADY GRACE HAMMER in a 2 minute uneven melee.
STANLOY MEDAR vanquished SIR KNIGHT HAMMER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
SIR HAMMER HAMMER dispatched SAD WINGS in a 2 minute novice's duel.
HOLY WATER HAMMER overpowered FRIENDLY CONSTABLE in a 1 minute uneven match.
COMMUNION HAMMER overpowered FRIENDLY CONSTABLE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         SLASHING ATTACK   13 -   3 -  0      81  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -   2 -  0      80  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL     13 -   4 -  0      76  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         TOTAL PARRY        7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   3 -  1      67  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         AIMED BLOW         8 -   5 -  1      62  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         LUNGING ATTACK     8 -   5 -  0      62  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-LUNGE       14 -  12 -  2      54  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -   8 -  0      50  |

Turn 529 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:

STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  2         4  PARRY-LUNGE    
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0                                       3  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  2                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1     
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  LORIMINA 4322              18   2  0  110 WANDERERS (329)
STRIKING ATTACK  RAMBLING OX 4280           21  13  1   84 WANDERERS (329)
PARRY-LUNGE      EYES THAT BURN 4339         6   4  0   63 THE PLAGUE (93)
AIMED BLOW       GUNS OF BRIXTON 4348        5   2  1   46 RADIO CLASH (394)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    RAISE THE ABYSS 4331        8   5  0   45 THE PLAGUE (93)
TOTAL PARRY      ENRAGE 4284                 5   1  0   35 WRECKING CREW (391)
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 HAMMERJACK 4285.  The ten other most popular fighters were GUNS OF BRIXTON 
4348, RAMBLING OX 4280, SAD WINGS 4368, LORIMINA 4322, TERRINDAR 4340, LADY GRACE 
HAMMER 4355, SIR HAMMER HAMMER 4352, RAISE THE ABYSS 4331, BREAK STUFF 4344, and 
GHETTO DEFENDANT 4351.

The least popular fighter this week was TRINITY REBORN 4337.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SIR KNIGHT HAMMER 4353, JANIE JONES 4349, VALARELLE 4365, 
ENRAGE 4284, COMMUNION HAMMER 4356, DOMINATOR 4286, EYES THAT BURN 4339, HOLY WATER 
HAMMER 4354, STANLOY MEDAR 4369, and GHETTO DEFENDANT 4351.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

LORIMINA (41-4322) WANDERERS (329)