DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/11/2005    Duedate: 10/24/2005

AMEN-TEI ARENA

DM-63    TURN-364

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MALICHAI
WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (287)
(63-2396) [13-2-0,152]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MALICHAI                       RED GREEN
WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (287)       COLOURED PEOPLE (293)
(63-2396) [13-2-0,152]         (63-2475) [5-0-1,52]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MALICHAI                       AVALANCH LILY
WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (287)       WAYFARERS (248)
(63-2396) [13-2-0,152]         (63-2636) [1-4-0,12]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

WAYFARERS (248)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. COLOURED PEOPLE (293)       23
2. SUPERIOR FORCES 5405 (302)   3      WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (287)
3. WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (287)     2      Unchartered Team
4. EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)      0
5. WAYFARERS (248)            -18      COLOURED PEOPLE (293)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*COLOURED PEOPLE (293)     10   1  1 90.9   1- 1 EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)   6  4 0
 2- 1 EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)   45  29  2 60.8   2/ 2 WAYFARERS (248)           4 11 0
 3/ 2 WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (287)  39  32  7 54.9   3/ 3 WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (287)  3  0 0
 4/ 3 WAYFARERS (248)          455 520 10 46.7   4/ 0*COLOURED PEOPLE (293)     2  0 0
 5/ 4 SUPERIOR FORCES 54 (302)   6  11  0 35.3   5/ 4 SUPERIOR FORCES 54 (302)  2  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

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 262): NYTEMAIR of CHAMPIONS OF STEEL (Blackstorm, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 525): FRANK ZAPPA of THE HEADCUTTERS II (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 525): OPUNTIA of PLANTARUM ANDORIA (Generalissimo Puerco, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 518): CLINT EASTWOOD of THE REPUBLICANS (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 514): JAMES T. JERK of STAR DRECK (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 514): VELOND WOK of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Nolan Orgel, team
                              captain)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 512): POPPA LODE of GOLDEN CANYON (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 507): DR. ROSENZWEIG of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 476): JENIPHER of BEYOND THE PALE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 469): FLUTTERLEE of WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 458): ECLIPSE of CYNICAL DELUSIONS (Eclipse, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 208): COLLAPSED LUNG of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 374): BRUSHFIRE of NATURAL DISASTERS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 363): MALICHAI of WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (Vhagar, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 164): I OF THE KNEE DOLL of HAZAARDS OF CLONING (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 410): JOE SATRIANI of THE HEADCUTTERS II from ARUAK CITY
                            (Street Legal, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 262): CHAMPIONS OF STEEL (Blackstorm, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 525): TUFT TUGGERS (Tankesh Dushanbe, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 525): THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 518): JUST CHILLIN (Mr. Freeze, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 514): KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 514): MADTOWN (Namenlos, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 512): GOLDEN CANYON (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 507): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 476): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 469): WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 458): CYNICAL DELUSIONS (Eclipse, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 208): OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 374): THE MISGUIDED (?, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 363): none
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 164): NIGHTHAWKS (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 410): BOXES, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 524): LINI DAWNWIND of KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 514): JAMES T. JERK of STAR DRECK (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 468): LURLINE GRACE of WANDERERS (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.  It seems the training can make the 
difference, as EMPIRE OF THE SUN is pushed out of top team by WAYFARERS, who came 
from 2nd with a 0-5-0 this turn.  And let's see, MEAN JOE GREEN fought ROADBLOCK and 
gained 12 points and contributed to COLOURED PEOPLE's 2-0-0.  BOUNCING BEA has lost 
to RED GREEN, falling 9 points, while helping make WAYFARERS a 0-5-0 turn.  The 
attempts to dethrone the Duelmaster have failed, and MALICHAI remains AMEN-TEI's top 
warrior for another turn.  By the way, was that our Duelmaster that I saw last night, 
cramped under the table at The Dripping Blade?   
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  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.   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  Always good to rest in AMEN-TEI, but never good to wear out my 
welcome.  Look for me in future turns.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to 
paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MALICHAI 2396                13   2  0   152       WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (287)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SABURO SAKAI 2605            10   5  0    87       EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)
-SHINDEN-KAI 2601              9   6  1    85       EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)
 HITCH HIKER 2592              9   9  0    77       WAYFARERS (248)
-SEVERIN 2394                  7   5  1    68       WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (287)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RAIDEN 2602                  10   5  1    54       EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)
 RED GREEN 2475                5   0  1    52       COLOURED PEOPLE (293)
-HAYABUSA 2603                10   5  0    49       EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)
 MEAN JOE GREEN 2477           5   1  0    44       COLOURED PEOPLE (293)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-UG 2615                       2   0  1    33       WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (287)
 BOUNCING BEA 2635             3   2  0    32       WAYFARERS (248)
-TORYU 2604                    6   8  0    26       EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)
 FURTIVE RETURNS II 2556       6   8  0    26       SUPERIOR FORCES 5405 (302)
 ROADBLOCK 2611                6   6  0    24       WAYFARERS (248)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TOM-TOM TORA 2634             3   2  0    16       WAYFARERS (248)
 AVALANCH LILY 2636            1   4  0    12       WAYFARERS (248)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Shinden-Kai -- (shivering)  Where IS the damned Empire of the Sun?  I'm freezing
here! -- Hitch Hiker, prepared to relocate

Raiden -- I don't always agree with Hitch, but I have to admit that he has a point
here.  Come the falling of the leaves, the frost on the pumpkin, and all that kind of
thing, I'm all in favor of heading for the Empire of the Sun. -- Bouncing Bea
P.S.  Or the Kingdom of the Sun, or the Republic of the Sun, or whatever.

Hayabusa -- You just do that because I'm an orc and thus very well endowed with, um,
female contours.  Don't you?  You're just objectifying me.  (sigh)  It's a hard life
sometimes. -- Tom-Tom Tora

Furtive Returns II -- Stop returning, idiot. -- Roadblock

Toryu -- Savor it while you can, buster, because MY season is coming up. -- Avalanch
Lily

15 September 2005
                             HAMMER ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT

     Be it known from the highest mountains to the darkest alleys of Alastari that
the veteran manager known far and wide as Hammer has now officially retired from
sponsoring contests as of September 15, 2005.
     What a long time ago was a fun motivated activity to help promote our common
DM/D2 gaming interest in an effort to promote the growth and competitiveness of
selected arenas has become a far from fun experience.
     In other words Hammer has had it!
     The combination of real life situations interfering with the time needed to
effectively sponsor a contest, plus the attitudes expressed during such sponsorship
interference has led to Hammer closing his personal coin coffers and retiring from
his planned sponsorship of any future contests.
     There are others in our close knit gaming community who are well able to step up
to the plate and continue sponsoring contests that make the basic game a fun
experience for all those who choose to compete and interact in such future endeavors.
     Hammer thanks all managers both active and inactive who helped to make the
Hammer sponsored contests a historical and entertaining experience well worth the
time, effort and money spent over the past several years.
     May the Cheers and the Jeers of future contests build upon the legacies of those
who have paved the way in years gone by to help make this game what it is today.
     Hammer has no regrets for the part he has played in that history.

19 September 2005
I'd like to say hello to everyone I know that is still around after my being gone for
five years.  Hope to see you all on the sands, and may your weapons strike true and
your shields protect you (except, of course, against MY warriors *grin*)!! -- Lord
Xiang, D2-101

5 October 2005
To those once of Willaf -- It's time to come back to the sands.  I'm back,
exclusively at Willaf.... -- Kurd the Vivisectionist, Your Better

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MALICHAI viciously subdued HITCH HIKER in a 1 minute bloody Title fight.
RED GREEN vanquished BOUNCING BEA in a 1 minute uneven battle.
MEAN JOE GREEN demolished ROADBLOCK in a 1 minute uneven fight.
FURTIVE RETURNS II unbelievably bested AVALANCH LILY in a 3 minute contest.
TOM-TOM TORA was bested by TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 1 minute novice's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY        3 -   1 -  1      75  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   3 -  0      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    22 -  14 -  1      61  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   4 -  1      56  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -   8 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         AIMED BLOW         7 -  10 -  0      41  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   5 -  0      38  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         SLASHING ATTACK    1 -   4 -  0      20  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         BASHING ATTACK     0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 364 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:

LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         6  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0     
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   MALICHAI 2396              13   2  0  152 WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (287)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MALICHAI 2396.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was AVALANCH LILY 2636.  The ten other most popular fighters were FURTIVE RETURNS II 
2556, MALICHAI 2396, RED GREEN 2475, MEAN JOE GREEN 2477, ROADBLOCK 2611, TOM-TOM 
TORA 2634, HITCH HIKER 2592, BOUNCING BEA 2635,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was BOUNCING BEA 2635.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were HITCH HIKER 2592, TOM-TOM TORA 2634, ROADBLOCK 2611, MEAN JOE 
GREEN 2477, RED GREEN 2475, MALICHAI 2396, FURTIVE RETURNS II 2556, AVALANCH LILY 
2636,  0, and  0.