DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/24/2005    Duedate: 06/06/2005

AMEN-TEI ARENA

DM-63    TURN-354

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SABURO SAKAI
EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)
(63-2605) [6-0-0,86]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SEVERIN                        SABURO SAKAI
WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (287)       EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)
(63-2394) [6-3-1,67]           (63-2605) [6-0-0,86]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HITCH HIKER                    ROADBLOCK
WAYFARERS (248)                WAYFARERS (248)
(63-2592) [4-4-0,21]           (63-2611) [1-1-0,5]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (287)    26
2. EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)     23      WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (287)
3. SUPERIOR FORCES 5405 (302)   9      Unchartered Team
4. WAYFARERS (248)              7
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 1
 2/ 2*EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)   21   9  1 70.0   2/ 2 WAYFARERS (248)           4  5 1
 3/ 3 WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (287)  31  24  5 56.4   3- 3*BLOOD BROTHERS (306)      2  0 0
 4/ 4 WAYFARERS (248)          438 500 10 46.7   4/ 4 WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (287)  2  3 0
 5/ 5*SUPERIOR FORCES 54 (302)   2   5  0 28.6   5/ 5*SUPERIOR FORCES 54 (302)  1  2 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                      SPY REPORT

     Thankyouthankyou.  It's great for me, The Unknown Spymaster to be back in 
AMEN-TEI.  Hope you enjoy the show.  Oh, who am I kidding?  I already got paid!  Hey 
everybody, watch out for ROADKILL, who flew up 15 points in the rankings after 
mashing VISITING ORC like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  And falling like a 
basher in the top ten was ROADBLOCK, who dropped 5 points after a disappointing (to 
say the least) bout with FURTIVE RETURNS II.  Well, everybody's pal SABURO SAKAI 
moved his record to 6-0-0 by defeating M. CHARDINEE in the Duelmaster's Title Bout 
and gaining 11 recognition points.  Advice to bashers--never force anything, just get 
a bigger halberd!   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!  
And hey, kiddies, those of you who didn't avoid WAYFARERS, please raise you hand.  
Wow.  Does AMEN-TEI really have that many liars?  Okay, so I may not be funny, but 
catch WAY OF THE BLADE 2's act in the arena.  Those acrobats seem to be fairly deft 
at running from WAYFARERS.   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  Ask not the elves for counsel, 
for they will say both yes and no.  Silly buggers, eh?   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  Okay, so I may not be the world's best comedian, 
but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  Hasta la bye-bye.  (Loud 
choruses of 'Beat it, ya bum!')-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SABURO SAKAI 2605             6   0  0    86       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)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SEVERIN 2394                  6   3  1    67       WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (287)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHINDEN-KAI 2601              4   2  0    54       EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)
 ROADKILL 2600                 5   2  1    50       WAYFARERS (248)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAYABUSA 2603                 4   2  0    32       EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)
 RAIDEN 2602                   4   2  1    25       EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HITCH HIKER 2592              4   4  0    21       WAYFARERS (248)
 FURTIVE RETURNS II 2556       2   2  0    14       SUPERIOR FORCES 5405 (302)
-RUPTURED RILLION 2597         1   0  0    13       BLOOD BROTHERS (306)
 TORYU 2604                    3   3  0    12       EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)
-MANGLED MAX 2593              1   0  0    11       BLOOD BROTHERS (306)
 ROADBLOCK 2611                1   1  0     5       WAYFARERS (248)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
VISITING ORC 8         0  1 0   1                   ROADKILL 2600         354 NONE    
TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE 5   0  1 0   1                   RAIDEN 2602           354 NONE    
JOKER'S WILD 2533      1  2 0 WAY OF THE BLADE  287 MOUNTAIN TROLL 18     354 NONE    
MEAT 2543              0  1 0 WAY OF THE BLADE  287 WURM KIN 27           354 NONE    
MEAT 2 2544            0  1 0 WAY OF THE BLADE  287 ARENAMASTER MALAKO 23 354 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Shinden-Kai -- Ah. -- Roadkill, feeling like one

Toryu -- Aha.  I liked that one.  Probably can't do it again, though. -- Hitch Hiker

Furtive Returns II -- That'll teach you to be furtive, you beanpole! -- Roadblock

I seem to have gotten the wrong newsletter with this turn, and I don't have the
energy to go hunting for the right one, so that's it from us today. -- Leeta,
Wayfarers

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!

21 May 2005
Amendment for "Fratsfas Quest for the Best!"
     Managers that have teams already established in Fratsfa need not have (3) three
warriors in the initiates.  FE will NOT be a factor.  Stables may be entered at any
time.  Just announce your stable in the p-ads.
     ***************************************************************************
     This in my invitation to all managers  who wish to prove their mettle against
managers from all over Alastari.  We have limited TP's in this contest to one a team
at a time.  We DO NOT want this contest to become a scum fest as many others have,
hence the Andorian arena.  Good luck to all who come to prove their skills.  "May
your enemies' blood flow freely" -- Dark Knight Toker, Desolate Empire Alliance

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

JOKER'S WILD was dealt death by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
MEAT was slaughtered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
MEAT 2 was murdered by ARENAMASTER MALAKOEL in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SABURO SAKAI vanquished M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute mismatched Title brawl.
SEVERIN defeated SHINDEN-KAI in a 1 minute fight.
ROADKILL murdered VISITING ORC in a action packed 1 minute mismatched competition.
HITCH HIKER was bested by HAYABUSA in a 2 minute match.
TORYU was bested by CULT MEMBER in a 2 minute gory competition.
RAIDEN put to death TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 1 minute melee.
FURTIVE RETURNS II unbelievably bested ROADBLOCK in a 3 minute beginner's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   1 -  0      89  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL      8 -   3 -  0      73  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   2 -  1      67  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         LUNGING ATTACK    12 -   6 -  0      67  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   3 -  1      63  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         AIMED BLOW         4 -   3 -  1      57  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         STRIKING ATTACK    4 -   5 -  0      44  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         TOTAL PARRY        1 -   2 -  0      33  |

Turn 354 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:

AIMED BLOW         1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  2     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                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           6   0  0   86 EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)
PARRY-STRIKE     SHINDEN-KAI 2601            4   2  0   54 EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)
BASHING ATTACK   ROADKILL 2600               5   2  1   50 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 ROADKILL 2600, 
HAYABUSA 2603, JOKER'S WILD 2533, SABURO SAKAI 2605, SEVERIN 2394, TORYU 2604, RAIDEN 
2602, HITCH HIKER 2592, FURTIVE RETURNS II 2556, and MEAT 2543.

The least popular fighter this week was SHINDEN-KAI 2601.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were MEAT 2 2544, MEAT 2543, FURTIVE RETURNS II 2556, HITCH HIKER 
2592, RAIDEN 2602, TORYU 2604, SEVERIN 2394, SABURO SAKAI 2605, JOKER'S WILD 2533, 
and HAYABUSA 2603.