DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/14/2006    Duedate: 02/27/2006

AMEN-TEI ARENA

DM-63    TURN-372

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SABURO SAKAI
EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)
(63-2605) [13-5-0,110]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SABURO SAKAI                   DERWEAR
EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)        UN (309)
(63-2605) [13-5-0,110]         (63-2619) [5-0-0,66]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ROADBLOCK                      BOUNCING BEA
WAYFARERS (248)                WAYFARERS (248)
(63-2611) [13-7-0,96]          (63-2635) [11-2-0,93]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

WAYFARERS (248)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. UN (309)                    33
2. WAYFARERS (248)             26      EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)
3. SUPERIOR FORCES 5405 (302)   6      Unchartered Team
4. EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)      1
5. COLOURED PEOPLE (293)       -3      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)     11   2  1 84.6   1/ 1 WAYFARERS (248)           8  7 0
 2/ 1*UN (309)                  14   5  0 73.7   2/ 4 EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)   6  4 0
 3/ 2 EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)   53  36  2 59.6   3/ 3 SUPERIOR FORCES 54 (302)  4  1 0
 4/ 3 WAYFARERS (248)          482 533 11 47.5   4/ 2*UN (309)                  4  5 0
 5/ 4 SUPERIOR FORCES 54 (302)  10  17  0 37.0   5/ 0*COLOURED PEOPLE (293)     1  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 266): TOM SAWYER of SMITHSONIAN (The Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 534): ONEWOLF of WOLFBROTHERS (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 534): LITTLE DEVIL of PLAYPEN (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 527): ZEBROE of THE ZOO (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 523): BUBBA JONES of KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 523): MENTAL of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 521): BOUNCER of GOLDEN CANYON (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 516): ENCHANTED of CRYSTAL PALACE (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 485): DRIZZT of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 477): 5 GOT PICKED of 072905R (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 467): VECORDIUS of CYNICAL DELUSIONS (Eclipse, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 214): INSOLENT IRIS of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 383): ASSHE-MASTER of 4000 BLOWS (Nuln, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 371): SABURO SAKAI of EMPIRE OF THE SUN (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 168): SHAVED MONKEY of SECOND CHANCES (Papaiz, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 419): 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 534): BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 534): THE DOGHOUSE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 527): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 523): KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 523): MADTOWN (Namenlos, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 521): GOLDEN CANYON (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 516): CRYSTAL PALACE (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 485): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 477): WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 467): BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 214): SILVER KNIGHTS (Dark Knight Toker, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 383): ARADI RESORT & SPA (Lady Elysian, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 371): WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 168): NIGHTHAWKS (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 419): BOXES, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 534): HALO of NEVERWAKE (Doc Steele, mgr.)
                   (turn 533): CALFSKIN of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 466): SOLARIS of RUBY DRAGONS (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 383): KARATE WRECKER of THIEVES GUILD (Hombre, mgr.)
                          TSUNAMI of NATURAL DISASTERS (Soultaker, mgr.)
              (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.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster here with my bag to give you the news on last 
week's fights.  Hey everybody, watch out for ROADBLOCK, who flew up 24 points in the 
rankings after mashing SHINDEN-KAI like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  And 
falling like a basher in the top ten was SHINDEN-KAI, who dropped 20 points after a 
disappointing (to say the least) bout with ROADBLOCK.  Well, everybody's pal SABURO 
SAKAI moved his record to 13-5-0 by defeating HITCH HIKER in the Duelmaster's Title 
Bout and gaining 9 recognition points.  4 out of 5 gladiators surveyed protect the 
body, so try and avoid aiming at that location.   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!  
And hey, kiddies, those of you who didn't avoid SUPERIOR FORCES 5405, please raise 
you hand.  Wow.  Does AMEN-TEI really have that many liars?  And you guys like to boo 
me?  Well, unsling your rasberries, cause UN beats feet every time SUPERIOR FORCES 
5405 smiles at them.  Try farming, eh?  Well just about everybody wants a piece of 
TOM-TOM TORA, who was this week's most challenged warrior.  In a touching display by 
a 'touched' warrior, COUTH went after TOM-TOM TORA, who was higher by 18 points.  
Well, when the dust settled, COUTH was subdued by TOM-TOM TORA.   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  Here's some advice:  warriors with little 
wit and will may encounter problems on the trail to the Isle.   
     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.  Well, there goes another Spy 
Report.  Good luck in next week's fights.  Hasta la bye-bye.  (Loud choruses of 'Beat 
it, ya bum!')-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SABURO SAKAI 2605            13   5  0   110       EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROADBLOCK 2611               13   7  0    96       WAYFARERS (248)
 BOUNCING BEA 2635            11   2  0    93       WAYFARERS (248)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HITCH HIKER 2592             12  14  0    85       WAYFARERS (248)
 SHINDEN-KAI 2601             10   8  1    75       EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DERWEAR 2619                  5   0  0    66       UN (309)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAIDEN 2602                  11   7  1    54       EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)
 MEAN JOE GREEN 2477           6   1  0    49       COLOURED PEOPLE (293)
 HAYABUSA 2603                12   6  0    48       EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)
 FURTIVE RETURNS II 2556       8  14  0    45       SUPERIOR FORCES 5405 (302)
 RED GREEN 2475                5   1  1    44       COLOURED PEOPLE (293)
 TORYU 2604                    7  10  0    38       EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)
 AVALANCH LILY 2636            6   7  0    37       WAYFARERS (248)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CTUOUS 2622                   3   1  0    33       UN (309)
 CLE 2623                      1   1  0    30       UN (309)
 TOM-TOM TORA 2634             7   6  1    28       WAYFARERS (248)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-NO WAY! 2572                  1   0  0    21       SUPERIOR FORCES 5405 (302)
-FRELSY 2557                   1   0  0    20       SUPERIOR FORCES 5405 (302)
 DERSTAND 2620                 3   1  0    17       UN (309)
 COUTH 2621                    2   2  0     8       UN (309)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Ctuous -- Bleh.  Way too greasy for me!  I couldn't handle that for more than five
seconds, at which point you oozed to the side and plastered me with...lard, I guess.
Not even butter!  Yuck. -- Tom-Tom Tora

Saburo Sakai -- Wow, you just... "came out of the sun," as they say, and blind-sided
me.  And now YOU can write--or not write--the column. -- Hitch Hiker
P.S.  Though it does seem strange that a DWARF should represent an empire of the SUN.
I thought you guys didn't much like sun.  Maybe I heard it wrong?

Shinden-Kai -- That's a traffic violation, you know.  Hacking up the barriers.  Not
recommended, or desired. -- Roadblock, hacked up

The Veteran Mercenary SAID he had a great story to tell me, full of instructive
points and bits of background data.  (sigh)  I should have known.  Where the best
bars are, and how to avoid getting falling-down-drunk in front of the city watch. --
Bouncing Bea

Toryu -- Don't stand under the snowbank when it starts to slide, boy! -- Avalanch
Lily

Ed. -- Well, if so, I guess that explains why he only taught me ONE.  It was too
horrible to watch closely. -- Roadblock

     There's a special type of sunglasses you can get for that.  They block some of
     the "horrible". -- Ed.

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

COUTH was bested by TOM-TOM TORA in a 3 minute amateur vs. expert Challenge fight.
SABURO SAKAI demolished HITCH HIKER in a 1 minute uneven Title fight.
SHINDEN-KAI was devastated by ROADBLOCK in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
BOUNCING BEA savagely defeated KHALHUMS DWARF in a crowd pleasing 4 minute match.
HAYABUSA was vanquished by DERWEAR in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
AVALANCH LILY was beaten by MEAN JOE GREEN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute brawl.
RED GREEN was defeated by RAIDEN in a action packed 3 minute melee.
FURTIVE RETURNS II unbelievably bested CTUOUS in a 2 minute expert vs. novice duel.
TORYU overpowered CLE in a 6 minute gruesome one-sided fight.
DERSTAND overpowered SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         WALL OF STEEL      8 -   2 -  0      80  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         LUNGING ATTACK    18 -   6 -  0      75  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   3 -  0      63  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -   9 -  0      57  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         TOTAL PARRY        1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW        13 -  14 -  1      48  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         BASHING ATTACK     0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 372 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   SABURO SAKAI 2605          13   5  0  110 EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)
WALL OF STEEL    ROADBLOCK 2611             13   7  0   96 WAYFARERS (248)
STRIKING ATTACK  BOUNCING BEA 2635          11   2  0   93 WAYFARERS (248)
PARRY-STRIKE     SHINDEN-KAI 2601           10   8  1   75 EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)
AIMED BLOW       DERWEAR 2619                5   0  0   66 UN (309)
PARRY-LUNGE      RAIDEN 2602                11   7  1   54 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 RED GREEN 2475, 
CTUOUS 2622, COUTH 2621, TOM-TOM TORA 2634, TORYU 2604, SABURO SAKAI 2605, MEAN JOE 
GREEN 2477, RAIDEN 2602, FURTIVE RETURNS II 2556, and DERSTAND 2620.

The least popular fighter this week was CLE 2623.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were HAYABUSA 2603, SHINDEN-KAI 2601, HITCH HIKER 2592, AVALANCH LILY 2636, 
DERWEAR 2619, ROADBLOCK 2611, DERSTAND 2620, FURTIVE RETURNS II 2556, RAIDEN 2602, 
and MEAN JOE GREEN 2477.