DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/21/2005    Duedate: 07/04/2005

AMEN-TEI ARENA

DM-63    TURN-356

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SABURO SAKAI
EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)
(63-2605) [7-1-0,92]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SEVERIN                        SABURO SAKAI
WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (287)       EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)
(63-2394) [7-4-1,71]           (63-2605) [7-1-0,92]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HITCH HIKER                    HITCH HIKER
WAYFARERS (248)                WAYFARERS (248)
(63-2592) [5-5-0,23]           (63-2592) [5-5-0,23]

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)     58
2. WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (287)     9      WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (287)
3. SUPERIOR FORCES 5405 (302)   1      Unchartered Team
4. WAYFARERS (248)             -3
                                       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*EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)   28  11  2 71.8   1/ 1*EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)  10  4 2
 2/ 2 WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (287)  34  29  6 54.0   2/ 3 WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (287)  4  8 1
 3/ 3 WAYFARERS (248)          440 504 10 46.6   3/ 2 WAYFARERS (248)           3  6 1
 4/ 4*SUPERIOR FORCES 54 (302)   2   7  0 22.2   4/ 4*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 SHINDEN-KAI, who flew up 15 points in the rankings after 
mashing ROADKILL like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  And falling like a basher 
in the top ten was ROADBLOCK, who dropped 4 points after a disappointing (to say the 
least) bout with RAIDEN.  It's a proud day for the EMPIRE OF THE SUN stable, as their 
warrior, SABURO SAKAI, ascended the Duelmaster's throne.  Advice to bashers--never 
force anything, just get a bigger halberd!   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the AMEN-TEI arena.  Did you 
hear that WAY OF THE BLADE 2 was most avoided team this week?  Well, knowing the 
personal hygiene of WAY OF THE BLADE 2's warriors, I'm not surprised!  And you guys 
like to boo me?  Well, unsling your rasberries, cause EMPIRE OF THE SUN beats feet 
every time WAY OF THE BLADE 2 smiles at them.  Try farming, eh?   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  The audience likes blood and there was 
plenty of it covering ROADKILL as he was driven to an early grave by SHINDEN-KAI of 
the EMPIRE OF THE SUN.  Remember:  alliances are great, but try and take your ally in 
the arena with you and see what happens.   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in AMEN-TEI have no 
sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  Okay, so I may not be the 
world's best comedian, but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  Its been 
real, and its been fun, but it hasn't been real fun...-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SABURO SAKAI 2605             7   1  0    92       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                  
 SHINDEN-KAI 2601              6   2  1    76       EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)
 SEVERIN 2394                  7   4  1    71       WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (287)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAYABUSA 2603                 6   2  0    51       EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAIDEN 2602                   5   3  1    28       EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HITCH HIKER 2592              5   5  0    23       WAYFARERS (248)
-TORYU 2604                    4   3  0    20       EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)
 ROADBLOCK 2611                2   2  0    17       WAYFARERS (248)
 GUST 2617                     1   0  1    14       WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (287)
 FURTIVE RETURNS II 2556       2   4  0    10       SUPERIOR FORCES 5405 (302)
 UG 2615                       1   0  0     7       WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (287)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEE 1  0  1 0   1                   GUST 2617             356 NONE    
MEAT 1 2616            0  1 0 WAY OF THE BLADE  287 SPYMASTER 22          356 NONE    
ROADKILL 2600          5  4 1 WAYFARERS 248         SHINDEN-KAI 2601      356         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Furtive Returns II -- Would it help, do you think? -- Roadblock

Shinden-Kai -- What's the good of a solar empire if you can't keep the bugs from
turning up?  They're supposed to fry, dammit. -- Roadkill

Hayabusa -- Somehow, I don't know exactly why, you sound like a variety of banana.
And I dislike bananas, tend to avoid them, in fact. -- Hitch Hiker

Furtive Returns II -- Good thing I didn't change my name, isn't it? -- Roadblock,
stopping you in your tracks (and wouldn't it be strange if I stopped you in someone
ELSE's tracks?)

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 1 was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SEVERIN was devastated by SABURO SAKAI in a 1 minute one-sided Title duel.
SHINDEN-KAI assassinated ROADKILL in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
HAYABUSA bested THE HONEST MERCHANT in a popular 2 minute fight.
FURTIVE RETURNS II was savagely defeated by HITCH HIKER in a 3 minute competition.
RAIDEN narrowly defeated ROADBLOCK in a 2 minute brutal struggle.
UG bested POLITE BEGGAR in a dull 5 minute novice's competition.
GUST slaughtered SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 1 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   1 -  0      86  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   2 -  1      75  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         LUNGING ATTACK    17 -   6 -  1      74  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         TOTAL PARRY        2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   3 -  1      63  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   3 -  0      63  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   4 -  1      56  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         STRIKING ATTACK    5 -   7 -  0      42  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         AIMED BLOW         2 -   6 -  0      25  |

Turn 356 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 -  2         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   SABURO SAKAI 2605           7   1  0   92 EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)
PARRY-STRIKE     SHINDEN-KAI 2601            6   2  1   76 EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)
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 HITCH HIKER 2592.  The ten other most popular fighters were HAYABUSA 2603, 
SABURO SAKAI 2605, RAIDEN 2602, SHINDEN-KAI 2601, ROADBLOCK 2611, SEVERIN 2394, 
FURTIVE RETURNS II 2556, GUST 2617, MEAT 1 2616, and ROADKILL 2600.

The least popular fighter this week was UG 2615.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ROADKILL 2600, MEAT 1 2616, GUST 2617, FURTIVE RETURNS II 2556, SEVERIN 
2394, ROADBLOCK 2611, SHINDEN-KAI 2601, RAIDEN 2602, SABURO SAKAI 2605, and HAYABUSA 
2603.

                    HOLD THE DATES!  (FACE-TO-FACE XXXV AND XXXVI)

Summer Face-to-Face Tournament XXXV in St. Louis!  
Our next summer FTF will be held in downtown St. Louis, July 29-31, 2005.  It will be 
at the Radisson Hotel & Suites, St. Louis (800-925-1395--ask for the Reality 
Simulations room block). Room rates are $99.00 per night, 1-4 occupancy.  The rooms 
are blocked--please make your reservation by mid-June before the block is released! 
Look for transportation info in the tournament information sheet.  See you there!

Winter Face-to-Face Tournament XXXVI in Tempe!
Our next winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 20-22, 2006.  It will be 
held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Tempe, Arizona (480-894-7444), the same hotel as 
last year by popular request.  Room rates are $139.00 per night (same as last year!), 
1-4 occupancy, which includes full cooked breakfast, complimentary manager's 
reception, free airport shuttle, free parking, high speed internet (for extra charge), 
fitness center, jacuzzi, and pool.  The rooms are blocked--please make your 
reservation soon before the block is released!  (This is prime season for Phoenix, and
several people were unable to book rooms last year because they waited too long.)  
Look for transportation info in the tournament information sheet.  We hope you're all 
looking forward to it and that we will see you there!