DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/07/2005    Duedate: 06/20/2005

AMEN-TEI ARENA

DM-63    TURN-355

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SEVERIN
WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (287)
(63-2394) [7-3-1,91]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SEVERIN                        SABURO SAKAI
WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (287)       EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)
(63-2394) [7-3-1,91]           (63-2605) [6-1-0,67]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HITCH HIKER                    SEVERIN
WAYFARERS (248)                WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (287)
(63-2592) [4-5-0,17]           (63-2394) [7-3-1,91]

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)    52
2. WAYFARERS (248)              9      WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (287)
3. EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)      0      Unchartered Team
4. SUPERIOR FORCES 5405 (302)  -5
                                       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/ 2*EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)   24  11  1 68.6   1/ 1*EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)   9  6 1
 2/ 3 WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (287)  32  27  5 54.2   2/ 2 WAYFARERS (248)           4  5 1
 3/ 4 WAYFARERS (248)          439 502 10 46.7   3/ 4 WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (287)  3  6 0
 4/ 5*SUPERIOR FORCES 54 (302)   2   6  0 25.0   4/ 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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 257): YMIR BLOODRAVEN of NORTHERN BADLANDS (Maximillian, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 516): BIG DOG of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 515): I WET MY BED! of I BENT MY WOOKIE (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 508): TAX DEDUCTION of THE REPUBLICANS (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 505): TENTACRUEL of WATER DECK (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 504): JUST A WIN of MASTERS OF SIN (?, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 504): MISS PRISS of GOLDEN CANYON (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 497): MESSENGER BIRD of GAMEHENDGE (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 467): TRIANGLE MAN of NEUROMANCERS (Rude Buddha, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 460): GREW SOME GRUE of OLD SCHOOL (Otto X. Frothingslosh)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 449): RUSTED SOUL of CYNICAL DELUSIONS (Eclipse, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 205): PANDEMIC of DARK RAIDERS (Fangthayne, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 364): BRUSHFIRE of NATURAL DISASTERS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 354): SABURO SAKAI of EMPIRE OF THE SUN (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 159): SOLAR SISTER of THE FURIOUS FIVE (Generalissimo Puerco)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 401): MONICA VIRTUESHIELD of KNIGHTS OF VIRTUE from ARUAK CITY
                            (JRK, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 257): YAKUZA (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 516): THE HEADCUTTERS II (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 515): TOTEM (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 508): THE REPUBLICANS (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 505): KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 504): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 504): GOLDEN CANYON (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 497): GAMEHENDGE (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 467): BEYOND THE PALE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 460): GLAD TO MEAT YOU (Alfredo Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 449): BLADE DEMONS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 205): DARK RAIDERS (Fangthayne, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 364): THIEVES GUILD (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 354): EMPIRE OF THE SUN (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 159): THE FURIOUS FIVE (Generalissimo Puerco, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 401): KNIGHTS OF VIRTUE, etc. (JRK, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 515): WARDUKE of SCARLET KNIGHTS II (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 507): NO HURRY of JUST CHILLIN (Mr. Freeze, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 504): MISS PRISS of GOLDEN CANYON (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 460): JEHU of WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KRY'TERR (turn 159): MORROLAN E'DRIEN of THE FURIOUS FIVE (Generalissimo
                             Puerco, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, friends and fiends, welcome to your friendly neighborhood spyreport.  
I doubt AMEN-TEI will ever be the same.  And let's see, ROADBLOCK fought FURTIVE 
RETURNS II and gained 16 points and contributed to WAYFARERS' 1-2-0.  FURTIVE RETURNS 
II has lost to ROADBLOCK, falling 5 points, while helping make SUPERIOR FORCES 5405 a 
0-1-0 turn.  And not without some honor, SEVERIN now claims the title and throne of 
Duelmaster of AMEN-TEI.  Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I have heard from unimpeachable 
sources that The Swinging Aardvark uses trolls in their stew.  Talk about gristle!   
     I tell you, a green quarterstaff lasts longer than a seasoned sapling.  A basher 
friend of mine assures me this is true.  WAY OF THE BLADE 2 has cause to stand tall, 
as they were AMEN-TEI's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to 
beat.  And guess who avoided WAY OF THE BLADE 2 stable the most?  Believe it or not, 
it was EMPIRE OF THE SUN.  Anyone surprised?   
     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.  We'd like to remind certain teams 
not to rob the graves of their enemies.  You know who you are; and it's considered 
rude.   
     I like this place, AMEN-TEI, the taverns have old wine, and young serving girls. 
Who could ask for more?  Well, I'm burning daylight here in AMEN-TEI and I've a long 
road ahead of me.  Happy Trails.  Until you see my quill in AMEN-TEI again, 
farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SEVERIN 2394                  7   3  1    91       WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (287)

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                  
 SABURO SAKAI 2605             6   1  0    67       EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHINDEN-KAI 2601              5   2  0    61       EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROADKILL 2600                 5   3  1    47       WAYFARERS (248)
 HAYABUSA 2603                 5   2  0    40       EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAIDEN 2602                   4   3  1    21       EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)
 ROADBLOCK 2611                2   1  0    21       WAYFARERS (248)
 TORYU 2604                    4   3  0    20       EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)
 HITCH HIKER 2592              4   5  0    17       WAYFARERS (248)
 FURTIVE RETURNS II 2556       2   3  0     9       SUPERIOR FORCES 5405 (302)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
MEAT 3 2614            0  1 0 WAY OF THE BLADE  287 SPYMASTER 22          355 NONE    
MEAT 2 2613            0  1 0 WAY OF THE BLADE  287 ARENAMASTER MALAKO 23 355 NONE    
MEAT 1 2612            0  1 0 WAY OF THE BLADE  287 DARK CHAMPION 24      355 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Roadblock -- Maybe you should rename yourself 'Speedbump'. -- Furtive Returns II

I never liked orcs. -- Roadkill
P.S.  Even if this one was a Fratsfan.  Damned impostor!

Hayabusa -- You weren't much help, old boy.  I really needed to get to Krill quickly,
and I just wanted a lift part way.  It wouldn't have taken you more than ten miles
off your road. -- Hitch Hiker

Furtive Returns II -- I trust you will furtively return to inactivity as soon as
you're timed for the next tourney.  And a good thing, too. -- Roadblock

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

7 June 2005
I am in the process of moving house, and spotlight writing for the next two months
will be very hit-and-miss. -- the Scribe

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MEAT 3 was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
MEAT 2 was slaughtered by ARENAMASTER MALAKOEL in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
MEAT 1 was easily killed by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
SABURO SAKAI was overpowered by SEVERIN in a 1 minute mismatched Title duel.
SHINDEN-KAI bested ROADKILL in a 1 minute gory fight.
HAYABUSA demolished HITCH HIKER in a 1 minute gruesome mismatched competition.
RAIDEN was overpowered by RUTHLESS JAYWALKER in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
TORYU devastated SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
FURTIVE RETURNS II was handily defeated by ROADBLOCK in a 1 minute uneven melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   1 -  0      88  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   2 -  0      71  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         LUNGING ATTACK    14 -   7 -  0      67  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   3 -  1      57  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   4 -  1      56  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW         4 -   4 -  1      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         STRIKING ATTACK    4 -   7 -  0      36  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         TOTAL PARRY        1 -   2 -  0      33  |

Turn 355 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-STRIKE       1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  2         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   SEVERIN 2394                7   3  1   91 WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (287)
PARRY-STRIKE     SHINDEN-KAI 2601            5   2  0   61 EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)
BASHING ATTACK   ROADKILL 2600               5   3  1   47 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 SEVERIN 2394.  The ten other most popular fighters were SHINDEN-KAI 2601, 
HAYABUSA 2603, ROADBLOCK 2611, TORYU 2604, MEAT 3 2614, MEAT 2 2613, MEAT 1 2612, 
SABURO SAKAI 2605, ROADKILL 2600, and HITCH HIKER 2592.

The least popular fighter this week was FURTIVE RETURNS II 2556.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were RAIDEN 2602, HITCH HIKER 2592, ROADKILL 2600, SABURO SAKAI 
2605, MEAT 1 2612, MEAT 2 2613, MEAT 3 2614, TORYU 2604, ROADBLOCK 2611, and HAYABUSA 
2603.