DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/31/2006    Duedate: 02/13/2006

AMEN-TEI ARENA

DM-63    TURN-371

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SABURO SAKAI
EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)
(63-2605) [12-5-0,101]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SABURO SAKAI                   DERWEAR
EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)        UN (309)
(63-2605) [12-5-0,101]         (63-2619) [4-0-0,53]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ROADBLOCK                      BOUNCING BEA
WAYFARERS (248)                WAYFARERS (248)
(63-2611) [12-7-0,72]          (63-2635) [10-2-0,85]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

WAYFARERS (248)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SUPERIOR FORCES 5405 (302)  36
2. EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)     29      EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)
3. WAYFARERS (248)             10      Unchartered Team
4. UN (309)                    -5
                                       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)                  12   2  0 85.7   1/ 1 WAYFARERS (248)           9  6 0
 2/ 0 EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)   50  34  2 59.5   2/ 2*UN (309)                  6  2 0
 3/ 2 WAYFARERS (248)          479 531 11 47.4   3/ 3 SUPERIOR FORCES 54 (302)  3  2 0
 4/ 3 SUPERIOR FORCES 54 (302)   9  17  0 34.6   4/ 0 EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)   3  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 266): TOM SAWYER of SMITHSONIAN (The Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 533): MOO MOO of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 533): LITTLE DEVIL of PLAYPEN (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 526): BROOKS AND DUNN of THE REPUBLICANS (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 522): TENTACRUEL of WATER DECK (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 522): MENTAL of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 520): BOUNCER of GOLDEN CANYON (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 515): ENCHANTED of CRYSTAL PALACE (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 484): WHIPPED WEASEL of EXOTIC TASTES (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 476): 5 GOT PICKED of 072905R (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 466): GOLDEN FURY of CYNICAL DELUSIONS (Eclipse, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 213): INSOLENT IRIS of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 382): SPEEDY of THE MISGUIDED (?, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 370): HITCH HIKER of WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 168): SHAVED MONKEY of SECOND CHANCES (Papaiz, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 418): JOE SATRIANI of THE HEADCUTTERS II from ARUAK CITY
                            (Street Legal, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 266): YAKUZA (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 533): BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 533): PLAYPEN (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 526): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 522): KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 522): MADTOWN (Namenlos, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 520): GOLDEN CANYON (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 515): THE WARLOCKS (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 484): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 476): WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 466): BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 213): BLOOD AND GUTS! (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 382): ARADI RESORT & SPA (Kyrie, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 370): WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 168): NIGHTHAWKS (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 418): BOXES, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 533): CALFSKIN of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
                   (turn 532): REQUIEM of BALLAD OF THE BLADE (The Sandman, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 466): SOLARIS of RUBY DRAGONS (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 212): COLLAPSED LUNG of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 382): SPEEDY of THE MISGUIDED (?, mgr.)
                          SON OF BLOODLUST of 4000 BLOWS (ulnNay, mgr.)
                          DOONEUSHMUN of VOUGEOOT (Inferno, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 168): SHAVED MONKEY of SECOND CHANCES (Papaiz, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     This is such a STIMULATING arena, I don't know how the other managers can stand
it.  Leeta gets all breathless when she picks up the fight reports, EAGER to see what
stiff challenges we've met with THIS time.
     The Veteran Mercenary...I suppose he did his best.  Which is a terrible thing to
have to say.  But then, he's old.  Tired, slow.  Bored.

                                     Hitch Hiker

                                      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.  And let's see, NO WAY! fought 
COUTH and gained 21 points and contributed to SUPERIOR FORCES 5405's 2-1-0.  COUTH 
has lost to NO WAY!, falling 12 points, while helping make UN a 2-2-0 turn.  And all 
eyes were on SABURO SAKAI this turn as he ascended to the throne of Duelmaster.  
AMEN-TEI has a new victor!  By the way, was that our Duelmaster that I saw last 
night, cramped under the table at The Swinging Aardvark?   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.  WAYFARERS 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 WAYFARERS more than any other team we find UN.  AMEN-TEI, are we 
going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  The most challenged warrior this 
turn was WAYFARERS' warrior TOM-TOM TORA.  More fighters challenged her than 
challenged the Duelmaster!   
     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.   
     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                  
 SABURO SAKAI 2605            12   5  0   101       EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHINDEN-KAI 2601             10   7  1    95       EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)
 HITCH HIKER 2592             12  13  0    91       WAYFARERS (248)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOUNCING BEA 2635            10   2  0    85       WAYFARERS (248)
 ROADBLOCK 2611               12   7  0    72       WAYFARERS (248)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAYABUSA 2603                12   5  0    62       EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DERWEAR 2619                  4   0  0    53       UN (309)
 AVALANCH LILY 2636            6   6  0    40       WAYFARERS (248)
 FURTIVE RETURNS II 2556       7  14  0    39       SUPERIOR FORCES 5405 (302)
 RAIDEN 2602                  10   7  1    38       EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CTUOUS 2622                   3   0  0    33       UN (309)
 TORYU 2604                    6  10  0    28       EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)
 TOM-TOM TORA 2634             6   6  1    25       WAYFARERS (248)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NO WAY! 2572                  1   0  0    21       SUPERIOR FORCES 5405 (302)
-CLE 2623                      1   0  0    21       UN (309)
 FRELSY 2557                   1   0  0    20       SUPERIOR FORCES 5405 (302)
 DERSTAND 2620                 2   1  0     7       UN (309)
 COUTH 2621                    2   1  0     7       UN (309)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Avalanche Lily -- Sorry, I'm just a regular arena warrior, just like you!  (Well,
warrior might be stretching it.) -- Furtive Returns II

I don't see HOW the Kung-Fu Master could teach me a DEFENSIVE skill, with him all the
time getting "struck on the arm by the parry."  It doesn't look to ME like he knows
any defensive skills. -- Roadblock

     Teaching by horrible example? -- Ed.

What a guy!  I kick the Honest Merchant in the knee, and he "reels with the fury of
the battle."  THAT was "fury"?  Listen, I can DO fury, but I wouldn't waste it on
HIM. -- Bouncing Bea the Battling Belle

Furtive Returns II -- The only non-standby non-Wayfarer on the sands and *I* get to
fight her?  Gee, what an honor!  I can barely stand it. -- Avalanch Lily
P.S.  The four skills helped, though.

Drat, that is SOOO embarrassing, to lose to the Visiting Orc.  Not to mention
expensive, because now I have to buy him dinner, and he eats like there's no
tomorrow.  Oh, well, there IS a tomorrow, after all, and *I* am getting better at
this and he isn't, so I just might beat the stuff out of him tomorrow.  Then he'll
wish he hadn't eaten so much. -- Tom-Tom Tora

30 January 2006
We of the Desolate Empire Alliance want to announce with glad hearts that Heathen
Hatebred is no longer just a friend, but also an alliance-mate.  Heathen brings a lot
with him to our alliance.  His experience, talent, and loyalty will be a great
benefit to us all.  Welcome Heathen; may all our enemies' blood continue to flow
freely! -- Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CTUOUS devastated TOM-TOM TORA in a action packed 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
HITCH HIKER was subdued by SABURO SAKAI in a exciting 1 minute gory Title melee.
SHINDEN-KAI vanquished ROADBLOCK in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
BOUNCING BEA overpowered VETERAN MERCENARY in a 2 minute one-sided fight.
AVALANCH LILY bested TORYU in a 2 minute gruesome brawl.
FURTIVE RETURNS II was overpowered by HAYABUSA in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
DERWEAR defeated RAIDEN in a 2 minute melee.
DERSTAND was vanquished by FRELSY in a action packed 1 minute gory uneven duel.
COUTH was vanquished by NO WAY! in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         TOTAL PARRY        1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         LUNGING ATTACK    17 -   4 -  0      81  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   2 -  0      71  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -   8 -  0      62  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         AIMED BLOW        12 -  14 -  1      46  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   3 -  0      25  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         BASHING ATTACK     0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 371 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   SABURO SAKAI 2605          12   5  0  101 EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)
PARRY-STRIKE     SHINDEN-KAI 2601           10   7  1   95 EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)
STRIKING ATTACK  BOUNCING BEA 2635          10   2  0   85 WAYFARERS (248)
WALL OF STEEL    ROADBLOCK 2611             12   7  0   72 WAYFARERS (248)
AIMED BLOW       DERWEAR 2619                4   0  0   53 UN (309)
PARRY-LUNGE      RAIDEN 2602                10   7  1   38 EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)
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 BOUNCING BEA 2635.  The ten other most popular fighters were AVALANCH LILY 2636, 
HAYABUSA 2603, DERWEAR 2619, CTUOUS 2622, SABURO SAKAI 2605, SHINDEN-KAI 2601, FRELSY 
2557, NO WAY! 2572, TOM-TOM TORA 2634, and HITCH HIKER 2592.

The least popular fighter this week was ROADBLOCK 2611.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were COUTH 2621, DERSTAND 2620, RAIDEN 2602, FURTIVE RETURNS II 2556, TORYU 
2604, HITCH HIKER 2592, TOM-TOM TORA 2634, NO WAY! 2572, FRELSY 2557, and SHINDEN-KAI 
2601.

               NEW TEAMS IN THE TEMPORARY TOURNAMENT ARENAS (DM 81/83)

Please note that all new teams created at the Face-to-Face were temporarily placed 
in a temporary Tournament Arena, DM 81 or DM 83.  If you requested that your team be 
placed in a specific arena, it has already transferred to that arena.  Any teams not 
transferred out of DM 81 and DM 83 by May 1st will be deleted.  If you have questions 
about any of your teams, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI