DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/10/2005    Duedate: 05/23/2005

AMEN-TEI ARENA

DM-63    TURN-353

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SABURO SAKAI
EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)
(63-2605) [5-0-0,75]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SEVERIN                        SABURO SAKAI
WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (287)       EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)
(63-2394) [5-3-1,61]           (63-2605) [5-0-0,75]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HITCH HIKER                    ROADBLOCK
WAYFARERS (248)                WAYFARERS (248)
(63-2592) [4-3-0,24]           (63-2611) [1-0-0,10]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)     36
2. WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (287)     5      WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (287)
3. WAYFARERS (248)              4      Unchartered Team
4. SUPERIOR FORCES 5405 (302)   1
5. BLOOD BROTHERS (306)         0      EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*BLOOD BROTHERS (306)       2   0  0  100   1/ 1*EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)   9  6 0
 2/ 2*EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)   18   7  0 72.0   2/ 2 WAYFARERS (248)           6  3 0
 3/ 0 WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (287)  30  21  5 58.8   3- 3*BLOOD BROTHERS (306)      2  0 0
 4/ 3 WAYFARERS (248)          437 498  9 46.7   4/ 0 WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (287)  1  0 0
 5/ 4*SUPERIOR FORCES 54 (302)   1   5  0 16.7   5/ 4*SUPERIOR FORCES 54 (302)  0  2 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 256): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 514): WARDUKE of SCARLET KNIGHTS II (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 514): JUNO of THE DOGHOUSE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 507): NO HURRY of JUST CHILLIN (Mr. Freeze, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 503): WARTORTLE of WATER DECK (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 503): BRON CHOLLU of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 504): MISS PRISS of GOLDEN CANYON (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 496): SENATOR SEDALIA of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 465): TRIANGLE MAN of NEUROMANCERS (Rude Buddha, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 458): HOLY SCHLITZ of OLD SCHOOL (Otto X. Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 447): VALLEY-JO of BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 204): RENDOR QUIL of MIDDLE WAY 8 (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 363): BRUSHFIRE of NATURAL DISASTERS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 352): SABURO SAKAI of EMPIRE OF THE SUN (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 158): SOLAR SISTER of THE FURIOUS FIVE (Generalissimo Puerco)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 399): JESUS of RISEN FROM THE DEAD from DWES EG (LHI, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 256): YAKUZA (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 514): LORDS OF CHAOS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 514): THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 507): THE REPUBLICANS (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 503): WATER DECK (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 503): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 504): GOLDEN CANYON (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 496): THE WARLOCKS (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 465): BEYOND THE PALE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 458): WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 447): BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 204): SITTEES (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 363): THIEVES GUILD (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 352): EMPIRE OF THE SUN (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 158): THE FURIOUS FIVE (Generalissimo Puerco, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 399): SUNNYDALE, etc. (LHI, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 513): ALBINO RAINBOW of WAR-C-KERS (Papaiz, mgr.)
                               TEDDY RUXPIN of LORDS OF CHAOS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 513): ANGRY SHEW of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 507): NO HURRY of JUST CHILLIN (Mr. Freeze, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 502): WE LIKE THE MOON of SPONGMONKEYS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 504): MISS PRISS of GOLDEN CANYON (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 464): DARK LENORA of BEYOND THE PALE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 458): THE VEAL DEAL of GLAD TO MEAT YOU (Alfredo
                             Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 446): KHORNE SHADOWSPAWN of RUBY DRAGONS (Talon Warsmith)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 351): SHADY LADY of WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, in AMEN-TEI a quiet thief gets rich, but a quiet spymaster gets poor.  
So bring me ale and harken to my tidbits of news.  And let's see, SHINDEN-KAI fought 
ROADKILL and gained 19 points and contributed to EMPIRE OF THE SUN's 3-2-0.  ROADKILL 
has lost to SHINDEN-KAI, falling 15 points, while helping make WAYFARERS a 2-1-0 
turn.  The attempts to dethrone the Duelmaster have failed, and SABURO SAKAI remains 
AMEN-TEI's top warrior for another turn.  Can someone confirm a rumor for me?  I hear 
the top team makes their losing fighters do dishes at The Welcome Wench until they 
win.  Maybe?   
     I tell you, a green quarterstaff lasts longer than a seasoned sapling.  A basher 
friend of mine assures me this is true.   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  A brave warrior does not carry a 
red shield, he has nothing to cover or hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep your swords 
sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until you see my quill in AMEN-TEI again, farewell-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SABURO SAKAI 2605             5   0  0    75       EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MALICHAI 2396                 9   2  0   114       WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (287)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SEVERIN 2394                  5   3  1    61       WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (287)
 SHINDEN-KAI 2601              4   1  0    57       EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROADKILL 2600                 4   2  0    35       WAYFARERS (248)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAYABUSA 2603                 3   2  0    26       EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)
 HITCH HIKER 2592              4   3  0    24       WAYFARERS (248)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAIDEN 2602                   3   2  0    17       EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)
-JOKER'S WILD 2533             1   1  0    16       WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (287)
-RUPTURED RILLION 2597         1   0  0    13       BLOOD BROTHERS (306)
 TORYU 2604                    3   2  0    11       EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)
-MANGLED MAX 2593              1   0  0    11       BLOOD BROTHERS (306)
 ROADBLOCK 2611                1   0  0    10       WAYFARERS (248)
 FURTIVE RETURNS II 2556       1   2  0     5       SUPERIOR FORCES 5405 (302)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

I really feel that this allegedly "noble" assassin should be hung from a bridge.  We
shouldn't tolerate people like this in our city.  The man is nothing but a murderer
for hire, and while I can, in a way, understand someone committing one's OWN murder,
doing it for hire is repugnant. -- Shady Lady

Hayabusa -- Well, if you stay off the roads, you're safe from me.  I'm a pussycat,
really. -- Roadkill

Shinden-Kai -- But...I wanted to go the OTHER way!  Let me out! -- Hitch Hiker

20 April 2005
I have returned after a five-year absence.  I expect all tithes, gifts and bequeaths
to resume as normal. -- Magic Man

4 May 2005
Several questions have been asked about Slaughter's Challenge that I'd like to
address and clarify.
     1)  All Prizes must be used on the contest team, this includes the resurrection.
         Remember any fast arena team should be able to transfer to a slow arena
         (except for arena 82, I believe).
     2)  Warriors will be allowed to fight and run in the dead tourney, should there
         be one, and return if an opening can be made without breaking the rules
         (i.e. only one DA fight allowed per team).
     3)  If you win your single DA match you do not get another.  It's one use of the
         Dark Arena win or lose so if you want him/her/it dead be sure and throw the
         match!
     4)  The resurrection potion's longevity has been extended by the commission to 6
         months but the other potions (favorites, and +1 bonus) must still be used
         within 2 turns and on a 5 FE or higher warrior.  The resurrection can go on
         any warrior regardless of FE.
Street Legal

P.S.  My thanks to those already entered (Hammer, The Consortium, Tripwire, Stik, and
Shaman) and hope many more find a reason to come to arena 54.  Again, my email is
triumph1971@hotmail.com or you can diplo me in arena 14 at THE DEATH SQUAD (63) if
you need more info!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SHINDEN-KAI devastated ROADKILL in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
SABURO SAKAI vanquished NOBLE ASSASSIN in a 1 minute brutal uneven Title battle.
SEVERIN overpowered HAYABUSA in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
HITCH HIKER viciously subdued TORYU in a 2 minute gory fight.
FURTIVE RETURNS II was savagely defeated by ROADBLOCK in a 2 minute competition.
RAIDEN devastated SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 1 minute mismatched match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -   1 -  0      90  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         WALL OF STEEL      9 -   3 -  0      75  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK     9 -   4 -  0      69  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   4 -  0      64  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         AIMED BLOW         4 -   3 -  1      57  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK    4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         TOTAL PARRY        2 -   2 -  0      50  |

Turn 353 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     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   SABURO SAKAI 2605           5   0  0   75 EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)
PARRY-STRIKE     SHINDEN-KAI 2601            4   1  0   57 EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)
BASHING ATTACK   ROADKILL 2600               4   2  0   35 WAYFARERS (248)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is HITCH HIKER 2592.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was ROADBLOCK 2611.  The ten other most popular fighters were HITCH HIKER 2592, 
SHINDEN-KAI 2601, SABURO SAKAI 2605, SEVERIN 2394, RAIDEN 2602, ROADKILL 2600, 
HAYABUSA 2603, TORYU 2604, FURTIVE RETURNS II 2556, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was FURTIVE RETURNS II 2556.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were TORYU 2604, HAYABUSA 2603, ROADKILL 2600, RAIDEN 2602, SEVERIN 
2394, SABURO SAKAI 2605, SHINDEN-KAI 2601, HITCH HIKER 2592, ROADBLOCK 2611, and  0.