DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/08/2005    Duedate: 11/21/2005

AMEN-TEI ARENA

DM-63    TURN-365

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MALICHAI
WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (287)
(63-2396) [14-2-0,161]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MALICHAI                       POSITION IS EMPTY
WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (287)       
(63-2396) [14-2-0,161]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MALICHAI                       ROADBLOCK
WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (287)       WAYFARERS (248)
(63-2396) [14-2-0,161]         (63-2611) [7-6-0,50]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WAYFARERS (248)             52
2. WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (287)     9      EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)
3. SUPERIOR FORCES 5405 (302)   1      Unchartered Team
4. COLOURED PEOPLE (293)        0
5. EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)     -6      DARK ELVES (222)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*COLOURED PEOPLE (293)     10   1  1 90.9   1/ 1 EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)   6  4 0
 2/ 2 EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)   47  32  2 59.5   2/ 2 WAYFARERS (248)           5 10 1
 3/ 3 WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (287)  40  32  7 55.6   3/ 3 WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (287)  3  0 0
 4/ 4 WAYFARERS (248)          459 521 11 46.8   4- 4*COLOURED PEOPLE (293)     2  0 0
 5/ 5 SUPERIOR FORCES 54 (302)   6  12  0 33.3   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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 263): ZIG ZAG of Z GLADIATORZ (Mr. Zee, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 527): VIRGINIA'S SECRET of WAR-C-KERS (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 527): PEREGRINE of RAPTORS (Warden, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 520): CRIMSON WONDER of MEDIEVAL CHAOS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 516): PINE LEAF of KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 516): SPARK of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 514): BOUNCER of GOLDEN CANYON (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 509): DR. ROSENZWEIG of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 478): JENIPHER of BEYOND THE PALE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 470): FLUTTERLEE of WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 460): ECLIPSE of CYNICAL DELUSIONS (Eclipse, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 210): COLLAPSED LUNG of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 376): BRUSHFIRE of NATURAL DISASTERS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 364): MALICHAI of WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (Vhagar, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 165): SHALL BE of WHY (Elderberry, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 412): BRUENOR BATTLEHAMME of FORGOTTEN REALMS from BARIKALA
                            (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 263): CHAMPIONS OF STEEL (Blackstorm, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 527): BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 527): THE DOGHOUSE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 520): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 516): KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 516): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Nolan Orgel, team captain)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 514): GOLDEN CANYON (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 509): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 478): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 470): WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 460): CYNICAL DELUSIONS (Eclipse, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 210): ODIN'S CHOSEN (Heathen, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 376): NATURAL DISASTERS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 364): WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 165): NIGHTHAWKS (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 412): BOXES, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 263): ZIG ZAG of Z GLADIATORZ (Mr. Zee, mgr.)
                           YMIR BLOODRAVEN of NORTHERN BADLANDS (Maximillian, mgr.)
                           ZIT of Z GLADIATORZ (Mr. Zee, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 527): BRANFORD HAWKE of TUFT TUGGERS (Tankesh Dushanbe)
                   (turn 526): ALMOND ALBATROSS of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
                               HOT DOG of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
                               RAINSONG of ELFQUEST (Armalias, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 519): CLINT EASTWOOD of THE REPUBLICANS (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 459): POISED TO KILL of CYNICAL DELUSIONS (Eclipse, mgr.)
                             PALANTIRIATHALASA of RUBY DRAGONS (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 210): MUTILATE of ASSASSIN NATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 376): BRUSHFIRE of NATURAL DISASTERS (Soultaker, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     The sages err'd not in their foretelling of a god descending upon AMEN-TEI, for 
I, Novgorodny Vir, have returned!  Good things come to those who fight well, as 
WAYFARERS can attest, moving up by 0.  Practice pays for ROADBLOCK, who pummelled 
RAIDEN, to pocket 26 points.  Win some, lose some.  Speaking of which, ROADBLOCK was 
winsome, after beating RAIDEN and seeing him lose 17 points.  MALICHAI successfully 
staved off a grab for the roses by SHINDEN-KAI of EMPIRE OF THE SUN.  Does AMEN-TEI 
have no one talented enough to dethrone him?  So who was the warrior seen charging 
into immovable walls and challenging dead trees?  Someone's got a basic problem...   
     A Zenmaster once told me, 'Does not the spinning wheel turn?  And do not the 
little birds cry out?'  Any ideas?  Perhaps the warriors of WAY OF THE BLADE 2 should 
take up some hobbies, as they are the most avoided team...  Like a pup with its tail 
between its legs, EMPIRE OF THE SUN scurried away from WAY OF THE BLADE 2.  Oh, the 
shame!  Willing to win at any cost is SABURO SAKAI, who challenged HITCH HIKER, 10 
points junior.  Our sympathies, HITCH HIKER!  I thought SABURO SAKAI showed great 
skill and promise when he defeated HITCH HIKER.  All right, so I slept through it!  
Big deal!   
     Is there life after death?  Pragmatics (and warriors) know there is death after 
life!  Ask not a spymaster for counsel, for he will pontificate long after you have 
fallen into an unconscious stupor.   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  As the seasons change, and the creatures of the 
wild change also, so do I feel a yearning to leave this place.  Like a mixed 
metaphor, and an overtaxed simile, I now bid AMEN-TEI farewell-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MALICHAI 2396                14   2  0   161       WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (287)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SABURO SAKAI 2605            11   5  0    95       EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHINDEN-KAI 2601              9   7  1    82       EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)
 HITCH HIKER 2592              9  10  0    72       WAYFARERS (248)
-SEVERIN 2394                  7   5  1    68       WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (287)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAYABUSA 2603                11   5  0    54       EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)
-RED GREEN 2475                5   0  1    52       COLOURED PEOPLE (293)
 ROADBLOCK 2611                7   6  0    50       WAYFARERS (248)
-MEAN JOE GREEN 2477           5   1  0    44       COLOURED PEOPLE (293)
 RAIDEN 2602                  10   6  1    37       EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)
 BOUNCING BEA 2635             4   2  0    36       WAYFARERS (248)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-UG 2615                       2   0  1    33       WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (287)
 TOM-TOM TORA 2634             4   2  1    30       WAYFARERS (248)
 TORYU 2604                    6   9  0    27       EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)
 FURTIVE RETURNS II 2556       6   9  0    27       SUPERIOR FORCES 5405 (302)
 AVALANCH LILY 2636            2   4  0    25       WAYFARERS (248)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
CULT MEMBER 6          0  1 0   1                   TOM-TOM TORA 2634     365 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Malichai -- I'm so glad you won that!  I did NOT want to have to write a column.  I'm
not a man of words. -- Hitch Hiker
P.S.  And I didn't figure hand gestures would go down well.

Red Green -- Just looking at you makes my eyes hurt. -- Bouncing Bea

Mean Joe Green -- Think I'm going to get in the way of somebody as mean as you?  As
if! -- Roadblock

Furtive Returns II -- I wish you wouldn't go sneaking around like that.  It makes me
nervous. -- Avalanch Lily

You call that Scribe Trustworthy?  Yeah, right! -- Tom-Tom Tora

12 October 2005
Magic Man -- You are a fellow Canadian, are you not?  Where do you hail from?  I live
in Kelowna, B.C. -- Maximillian, 8,13, 28, 47, 54

5 November 2005
It is with a proud heart that I announce the newest member of the Desolate Empire
alliance.  Dok Sik will be known from here forth as Dark Knight Dok Sik, of the
Desolate Empire.  May he be blessed with victory and courage.  May his enemies' blood
flow freely! -- The Dark Knights Wasby and Toker

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SABURO SAKAI devastated HITCH HIKER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
MALICHAI demolished SHINDEN-KAI in a 1 minute one-sided Title melee.
HAYABUSA overpowered FURTIVE RETURNS II in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched duel.
RAIDEN was narrowly defeated by ROADBLOCK in a crowd pleasing 4 minute bloody match.
BOUNCING BEA vanquished FRATSFAN NOBLE in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
TORYU was beaten by AVALANCH LILY in a 2 minute bloody brawl.
TOM-TOM TORA assassinated CULT MEMBER in a action packed 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         TOTAL PARRY        3 -   0 -  1     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   3 -  0      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    23 -  13 -  1      64  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -   7 -  0      56  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         AIMED BLOW         8 -   9 -  1      47  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   5 -  1      44  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   4 -  0      33  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   6 -  0      25  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         BASHING ATTACK     0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 365 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 -  1         6  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   MALICHAI 2396              14   2  0  161 WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (287)
PARRY-STRIKE     SHINDEN-KAI 2601            9   7  1   82 EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)
WALL OF STEEL    ROADBLOCK 2611              7   6  0   50 WAYFARERS (248)
PARRY-LUNGE      RAIDEN 2602                10   6  1   37 EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)
STRIKING ATTACK  BOUNCING BEA 2635           4   2  0   36 WAYFARERS (248)
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 ROADBLOCK 2611.  The ten other most popular fighters were AVALANCH LILY 2636, 
HAYABUSA 2603, SABURO SAKAI 2605, MALICHAI 2396, RAIDEN 2602, TOM-TOM TORA 2634, 
BOUNCING BEA 2635, HITCH HIKER 2592, TORYU 2604, and SHINDEN-KAI 2601.

The least popular fighter this week was FURTIVE RETURNS II 2556.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SHINDEN-KAI 2601, TORYU 2604, HITCH HIKER 2592, BOUNCING BEA 
2635, TOM-TOM TORA 2634, RAIDEN 2602, MALICHAI 2396, SABURO SAKAI 2605, HAYABUSA 
2603, and AVALANCH LILY 2636.

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

     For those of you who keep track of such things, 12 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                          PETER (4-1642) of THE BAD BUNNIES
                    PHILLIP THE BIRD (40-3708) of CRUEL PET NAMES 
                  MILES HITS THE ROAD (69-7270) of CRUMBLING LEAGUE
                         ROCKWELL (7-5003) of UNDEAD ARTISTS
                          FURRY BOX (72-4314) of BRIAN LOCK
                            0001 (82-12389) of OCT 2001 1
                            0002 (82-12390) of OCT 2001 1
                      SACRIFICE (82-12669) of GAMES PEOPLE PLAY
                      HARRY SELDON (82-18333) of FOUNDATION ARMY
                         PSYCHO BITCH (82-18670) of SANDY TOO
                     ??RADAR?? (82-20310) of DYSLEXICS UNTIE! II
                          LITA (82-27080) of DARK TOADS 04D

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes