DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/06/2005    Duedate: 12/19/2005

AMEN-TEI ARENA

DM-63    TURN-367

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

HITCH HIKER
WAYFARERS (248)
(63-2592) [9-12-0,66]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HITCH HIKER                    DERWEAR
WAYFARERS (248)                UN (309)
(63-2592) [9-12-0,66]          (63-2619) [2-0-0,27]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ROADBLOCK                      DERSTAND
WAYFARERS (248)                UN (309)
(63-2611) [9-6-0,55]           (63-2620) [1-0-0,6]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

WAYFARERS (248)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. UN (309)                    43
2. WORKING MEN (289)           19      WORKING MEN (289)
3. SPORTS GREATS (311)          8      Unchartered Team
4. SUPERIOR FORCES 5405 (302)   1
5. EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)      0      UN (309)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*UN (309)                   6   0  0  100   1/ 1 WAYFARERS (248)          10  5 1
 2/ 3 WORKING MEN (289)         17   6  0 73.9   2/ 3*UN (309)                  6  0 0
 3- 4 EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)   47  32  2 59.5   3- 2 WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (287)  2  0 0
 4- 5 WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (287)  41  32  7 56.2   4- 5 EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)   2  3 0
 5/ 6 WAYFARERS (248)          465 525 11 47.0   5/ 7 WORKING MEN (289)         1  1 0
 6/ 7 SUPERIOR FORCES 54 (302)   6  14  0 30.0   6/ 6 SUPERIOR FORCES 54 (302)  0  3 0
 7/ 0*SPORTS GREATS (311)        0   2  0  0.0   7/ 0*SPORTS GREATS (311)       0  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

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in AMEN-TEI this turn, and let's 
start with a look at some of the teams.  The UN guild has had a 4-0-0 turn and 
deserves to be watched in the future.  You never know where this kind of thing can 
lead.  And let's see, BOX INSPECTOR fought FURTIVE RETURNS II and gained 19 points 
and contributed to WORKING MEN's 1-0-0.  TOM-TOM TORA has lost to RUTHLESS JAYWALKER, 
falling 7 points, while helping make WAYFARERS a 2-3-0 turn.  Due to his absence and 
inability to defend the throne, MALICHAI has lost the title of Duelmaster.  And not 
without some honor, HITCH HIKER now claims the title and throne of Duelmaster of 
AMEN-TEI.  Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I have heard from unimpeachable sources that 
The Dripping Blade uses trolls in their stew.  Talk about gristle!   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.  SUPERIOR FORCES 5405 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 avoiding SUPERIOR FORCES 5405 more than any other team we find 
WORKING MEN.  AMEN-TEI, are we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?   
     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.   
     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                  
 HITCH HIKER 2592              9  12  0    66       WAYFARERS (248)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MALICHAI 2396                15   2  0   164       WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (287)
-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)
-SEVERIN 2394                  7   5  1    68       WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (287)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROADBLOCK 2611                9   6  0    55       WAYFARERS (248)
 BOUNCING BEA 2635             6   2  0    55       WAYFARERS (248)
-HAYABUSA 2603                11   5  0    54       EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)
-RAIDEN 2602                  10   6  1    37       EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-UG 2615                       2   0  1    33       WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (287)
 AVALANCH LILY 2636            3   5  0    32       WAYFARERS (248)
 BOX INSPECTOR 2536            1   1  0    32       WORKING MEN (289)
 TOM-TOM TORA 2634             5   3  1    30       WAYFARERS (248)
 FURTIVE RETURNS II 2556       6  11  0    29       SUPERIOR FORCES 5405 (302)
-TORYU 2604                    6   9  0    27       EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)
 DERWEAR 2619                  2   0  0    27       UN (309)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CLE 2623                      1   0  0    21       UN (309)
 CTUOUS 2622                   1   0  0    13       UN (309)
 COUTH 2621                    1   0  0    10       UN (309)
 MARK SPITZ 2632               0   1  0     7       SPORTS GREATS (311)
 DERSTAND 2620                 1   0  0     6       UN (309)
 L. ARMSTRONG 2630             0   1  0     1       SPORTS GREATS (311)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Malichai -- Oh, WELL done.  I am so glad I didn't win that!  So long as I lived, of
course.  I didn't want to have to do a column. -- Hitch Hiker

Happy Peasant.  Bah. -- Roadblock

Happy Peasant.  Bah bah. -- Bouncing Bea

Cult Member.  Pfui. -- Avalanch Lily

Furtive Returns II -- You're too furtive to be much fun, but we are glad to see you
again, however briefly. -- Tom-Tom Tora

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

HITCH HIKER was bested by KUNG-FU MASTER in a 2 minute Title fight.
AVALANCH LILY was bested by VISITING ORC in a 3 minute brutal duel.
ROADBLOCK viciously subdued AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 2 minute gory match.
TOM-TOM TORA was vanquished by RUTHLESS JAYWALKER in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
BOUNCING BEA overpowered VISITING ORC in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided fight.
FURTIVE RETURNS II was vanquished by BOX INSPECTOR in a 2 minute mismatched fight.
DERWEAR devastated CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
MARK SPITZ was handily defeated by COUTH in a 1 minute uneven melee.
DERSTAND won victory over L. ARMSTRONG in a 2 minute gruesome novice's duel.
CTUOUS vanquished FRIENDLY CONSTABLE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       4         TOTAL PARRY        2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    19 -   8 -  0      70  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   3 -  0      67  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         AIMED BLOW        11 -  10 -  1      52  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -   9 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   6 -  0      33  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   5 -  0      29  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         BASHING ATTACK     0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 367 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         1 -  3         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    ROADBLOCK 2611              9   6  0   55 WAYFARERS (248)
STRIKING ATTACK  BOUNCING BEA 2635           6   2  0   55 WAYFARERS (248)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ROADBLOCK 2611.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was DERSTAND 2620.  The ten other most popular fighters were AVALANCH LILY 2636, 
ROADBLOCK 2611, BOUNCING BEA 2635, BOX INSPECTOR 2536, L. ARMSTRONG 2630, HITCH HIKER 
2592, DERWEAR 2619, COUTH 2621, CTUOUS 2622, and TOM-TOM TORA 2634.

The least popular fighter this week was MARK SPITZ 2632.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were FURTIVE RETURNS II 2556, TOM-TOM TORA 2634, CTUOUS 2622, COUTH 2621, 
DERWEAR 2619, HITCH HIKER 2592, L. ARMSTRONG 2630, BOX INSPECTOR 2536, BOUNCING BEA 
2635, and ROADBLOCK 2611.

                   MAIL-IN TOURNEY XL

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
WEIRD HEAD BOY 2216 (52-36-0)          0  5  0         SUPERIOR FORCES 2    

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DIS-MOUNT 1970 (51-22-1)               4  3  0         DIS-TEAM             
RENSHAW 2033 (47-37-1)                 3  3  0         BAILE BEAG           
MOTIONLESS 1489 (55-12-0)              0  2  0         NO INDICATION        

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ERICKA BEARICKA 2461 (27-27-0)         2  3  0         MONSTER CHILD        

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CLE 2623 (0-0-0)                       4  3  0         UN                   

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DERWEAR 2619 (0-0-0)                   0  2  0         UN                   

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BOX INSPECTOR 2536 (0-0-0)             9  3  0         WORKING MEN          
MARK SPITZ 2632 (0-0-0)                2  3  0         SPORTS GREATS        

DEAD CHALLENGERS TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DELILAH 2015 (8-6-0)                   7  3  0         HEART OF DARKNESS    

DEAD CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
LACE 2238 (8-6-0)                      8  3  1         NO INDICATION        

DEAD APPRENTICES TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DISPOSAL 2598 (0-0-0)                  0  2  0         DIS-TEAM