DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/26/2008    Duedate: 03/10/2008

KATI-TEI ARENA

DM-41    TURN-530

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

RAMBLING OX
WANDERERS (329)
(41-4280) [22-13-1,89]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

RAMBLING OX                    GUNS OF BRIXTON
WANDERERS (329)                RADIO CLASH (394)
(41-4280) [22-13-1,89]         (41-4348) [5-3-1,42]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

RAMBLING OX                    HOLY WATER HAMMER
WANDERERS (329)                TEMPLARZ HAMMERZ (395)
(41-4280) [22-13-1,89]         (41-4354) [2-1-1,18]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

WANDERERS (329)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE PLAGUE (93)             24
2. WANDERERS (329)             19      THE PLAGUE (93)
3. RADIO CLASH (394)           15      Unchartered Team
4. WRECKING CREW (391)          0
5. TEMPLARZ HAMMERZ (395)      -5      RADIO CLASH (394)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 2*WRECKING CREW (391)       17  11  0 60.7   1/ 1 WANDERERS (329)          11  4 0
 2/ 3*RADIO CLASH (394)         14  10  2 58.3   2/ 4 THE PLAGUE (93)           6  8 0
 3/ 1*TEMPLARZ HAMMERZ (395)     8   7  3 53.3   3/ 3*RADIO CLASH (394)         5  4 1
 4/ 4 THE PLAGUE (93)          242 238 17 50.4   4/ 2*TEMPLARZ HAMMERZ (395)    5  5 2
 5/ 5 WANDERERS (329)          544 559 13 49.3   5- 5*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

     It was a dark and stormy night, typical of the season.  No one lingered on the
waterfront at such a time, therefore no one was on hand to see the humped and warty
thing that rose from the dark water of the harbor.  Except, of course, for the figure
in the deep-cowled black robe who raised a staff in salute or command and shouted
words that had not been heard in Convincia for millenia.  Purple lightning flashed
downward and twisted around the staff.  The magician's glowing red eyes blazed more
brightly, and the hump-backed thing in the water blinked moon-white disks.

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 293): LORD BYRON of SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 587): SAFFRON SKUNK of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 587): ABBOTT of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 580): JEROME of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 576): MANUEL PEREZ of MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 576): KEG STAND of BARHOPPERS (Apex, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 573): CAYLON MCCANN of STEEL CRUSADE (Cassius Calvata, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 569): IRISH CREAM of RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 538): SELVUN of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 529): LORIMINA of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 520): CADDO SCOT of BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 240): PAS DE QUARTIER of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 422): ELEPHANT DUNG of WILD KINGDOM (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 194): I OF THE KNEE DOLL of HAZAARDS OF CLONING (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 472): VAJRA VALMEJAR of SCARLET KNIGHTS (Armalias, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 293): SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 587): BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 587): OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 580): MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 576): MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 576): GOTTA GET A CLUE (?, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 573): STEEL CRUSADE (Cassius Calvata, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 569): RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 538): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 529): WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 520): FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, 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 194): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 472): SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 585): FARSHOT of NEVERWAKE (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 587): 100% of NO-HALF STEPPING (?, mgr.)
              (turn 586): SCRUFF of THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 575): DR HOOK of THE RED BLADES (Bill the Bard, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 538): SELVUN of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
              (turn 537): BELLA DEANE of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 529): LORIMINA of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 520): BUNKER of SONS OF TULL (Gerald Bostock, 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.

     Yes, well, what can I say?  The Virginal Concubine didn't have her heart in that
fight.  Probably wise, or I'd've cut it out.  You know how it goes, heat of the
battle and all that.

                                      Lorimina

                                      SPY REPORT

     Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, 
I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again!  RADIO CLASH had cause to celebrate, after 
JANIE JONES got 14 points by beating HOLY WATER HAMMER.  Win some, lose some.  
Speaking of which, BREAK STUFF was winsome, after beating COMMUNION HAMMER and seeing 
him lose 12 points.  VETERAN MERCENARY found out that KATI-TEI isn't a democracy.  
You've gotta be the best to be Duelmaster here!  So who's the team that's been 
walking into taverns last week and ordering milk?  Sounds like a PR stunt to me.   
     And how sociable are KATI-TEI's warriors?  Come, let us see.  To quell some 
nasty rumors, the guys in WANDERERS are not carrying any incurable diseases.  No need 
to avoid 'em.  Like a pup with its tail between its legs, THE PLAGUE scurried away 
from WANDERERS.  Oh, the shame!  Everyone is famous for fifteen minutes, and GUNS OF 
BRIXTON is it right now.  Most challenged warrior.  Isn't RADIO CLASH proud!   
     The moving sword slashes, and having slashed, moves on...  Never one to advocate 
diplomacy and restraint, I was pleased to see THE PLAGUE retaliate against TEMPLARZ 
HAMMERZ in bloodfeud!  Oh hard!  that to strike a flame, the match itself must needs 
be wasting!   
     Do not think spyreporting in KATI-TEI is the highlight of my life.  More 
important duties call me.  Can anything compare to the pleasure of writing Spyreports 
for KATI-TEI?  On that giddy note I take my leave-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAMBLING OX 4280             22  13  1    89       WANDERERS (329)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EYES THAT BURN 4339           7   4  0    65       THE PLAGUE (93)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAISE THE ABYSS 4331          9   5  0    53       THE PLAGUE (93)
 GUNS OF BRIXTON 4348          5   3  1    42       RADIO CLASH (394)
 GHETTO DEFENDANT 4351         5   3  1    41       RADIO CLASH (394)
-HAMMERJACK 4285               3   3  0    38       WRECKING CREW (391)
-ENRAGE 4284                   5   1  0    35       WRECKING CREW (391)
 LADY GRACE HAMMER 4355        3   0  1    34       TEMPLARZ HAMMERZ (395)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BREAK STUFF 4344              4   3  0    32       THE PLAGUE (93)
 TERRINDAR 4340                5   9  0    31       WANDERERS (329)
 JANIE JONES 4349              4   4  0    27       RADIO CLASH (394)
 STANLOY MEDAR 4369            3   0  0    25       WANDERERS (329)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIR HAMMER HAMMER 4352        1   2  1    23       TEMPLARZ HAMMERZ (395)
-DOMINATOR 4286                4   2  0    22       WRECKING CREW (391)
 TRINITY REBORN 4337           5   6  0    21       THE PLAGUE (93)
 HOLY WATER HAMMER 4354        2   1  1    18       TEMPLARZ HAMMERZ (395)
-PAINFIRE 4292                 2   2  0    18       WRECKING CREW (391)
 VALARELLE 4365                3   2  0    17       WANDERERS (329)
 COMMUNION HAMMER 4356         2   1  0    11       TEMPLARZ HAMMERZ (395)
 SIR KNIGHT HAMMER 4353        0   3  0     3       TEMPLARZ HAMMERZ (395)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
CULT MEMBER             0  0 0                      LADY GRACE HAMME 4355 530  NONE
SAD WINGS 4368          1  1 0 THE PLAGUE 93        SIR HAMMER HAMME 4352 529  JUST REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Eyes that Burn -- Tell your manager, distilled water.  Also, one defense, one parry. -- Rambling Ox
P.S.  We'll hang onto the fight until we know for sure you got a reprint.

Guns of Brixton -- I'm not getting that word "guns."  Unless it's a dialectical
variation of the Ikhazduric patronymic, Gunson or Gunnison?  And where is Brixton?
It sounds like a Raltuman type of place, and we can't trust those Raltuman pirates,
you know.  Slippery devils. -- Terrindar

Dominator -- Huh.  Just because you're TALL, you think you can GET AWAY with looming
like that, do you?  Well, we'll see how tall you are when you step into the pothole
behind the arena.  That's cut more than a few Shoes down to size. -- Valarelle

Sir Knight Hammer -- What I was laughing at was, um, it was the coincidence, yeah,
that's what it was.  Coincidence and mirror imaging. -- Stanloy Medar

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

EYES THAT BURN bested SIR HAMMER HAMMER in a 2 minute Bloodfeud fight.
RAISE THE ABYSS overcame GUNS OF BRIXTON in a 4 minute Challenge match.
TRINITY REBORN was defeated by STANLOY MEDAR in a 4 minute Challenge duel.
LORIMINA savagely defeated VETERAN MERCENARY in a exciting 2 minute bloody fight.
RAMBLING OX bested VETERAN MERCENARY in a popular 1 minute Title duel.
GHETTO DEFENDANT bested TERRINDAR in a 2 minute match.
LADY GRACE HAMMER butchered CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
HOLY WATER HAMMER was overcome by JANIE JONES in a action packed 2 minute melee.
BREAK STUFF vanquished COMMUNION HAMMER in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided duel.
SIR KNIGHT HAMMER was vanquished by VALARELLE in a exciting 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   14 -   2 -  1      88  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -   2 -  0      80  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY        6 -   2 -  0      75  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         WALL OF STEEL     12 -   5 -  0      71  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   3 -  1      63  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         AIMED BLOW         8 -   5 -  1      62  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         LUNGING ATTACK     8 -   5 -  0      62  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-LUNGE       16 -  12 -  2      57  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -   8 -  0      53  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   3 -  0      50  |

Turn 530 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-RIPOSTE      2 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         3  PARRY-LUNGE    
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2         2  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  2                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  RAMBLING OX 4280           22  13  1   89 WANDERERS (329)
PARRY-LUNGE      EYES THAT BURN 4339         7   4  0   65 THE PLAGUE (93)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    RAISE THE ABYSS 4331        9   5  0   53 THE PLAGUE (93)
AIMED BLOW       GUNS OF BRIXTON 4348        5   3  1   42 RADIO CLASH (394)
SLASHING ATTACK  LADY GRACE HAMMER 4355      3   0  1   34 TEMPLARZ HAMMERZ (395)
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 HOLY WATER HAMMER 4354.  The ten other most popular fighters were EYES THAT 
BURN 4339, GHETTO DEFENDANT 4351, SIR HAMMER HAMMER 4352, RAMBLING OX 4280, GUNS OF 
BRIXTON 4348, JANIE JONES 4349, VALARELLE 4365, TRINITY REBORN 4337, STANLOY MEDAR 
4369, and TERRINDAR 4340.

The least popular fighter this week was SIR KNIGHT HAMMER 4353.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were COMMUNION HAMMER 4356, LADY GRACE HAMMER 4355, RAISE THE ABYSS 
4331, BREAK STUFF 4344, TERRINDAR 4340, STANLOY MEDAR 4369, TRINITY REBORN 4337, 
VALARELLE 4365, JANIE JONES 4349, and GUNS OF BRIXTON 4348.

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

LORIMINA (41-4322) WANDERERS (329)