DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/28/2006    Duedate: 04/10/2006

AMEN-TEI ARENA

DM-63    TURN-375

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SABURO SAKAI
EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)
(63-2605) [14-5-0,124]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SABURO SAKAI                   CLE
EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)        UN (309)
(63-2605) [14-5-0,124]         (63-2623) [2-2-0,34]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

AVALANCH LILY                  AVALANCH LILY
WAYFARERS (248)                WAYFARERS (248)
(63-2636) [8-8-0,53]           (63-2636) [8-8-0,53]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE SUN CULT (312)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)     29
2. THE SUN CULT (312)          23      EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)
3. WAYFARERS (248)             10      Unchartered Team
4. UN (309)                     3
5. DEMENTIA (50)                0      THE SUN CULT (312)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*THE SUN CULT (312)        11   1  1 91.7   1/ 2*THE SUN CULT (312)       11  1 1
 2- 2*COLOURED PEOPLE (293)     12   3  1 80.0   2/ 1 WAYFARERS (248)          10  5 0
 3/ 3*UN (309)                  15   7  0 68.2   3/ 4 EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)   4  1 0
 4/ 4 EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)   57  37  2 60.6   4/ 3 SUPERIOR FORCES 54 (302)  2  2 0
 5/ 5 WAYFARERS (248)          492 538 11 47.8   5- 5*COLOURED PEOPLE (293)     1  1 0
 6/ 6 SUPERIOR FORCES 54 (302)  12  19  0 38.7   6/ 6*UN (309)                  1  2 0
 7- 7*DEMENTIA (50)              4   9  0 30.8   7- 7*DEMENTIA (50)             0  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 268): INOCHI of YAKUZA (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 537): ONEWOLF of WOLFBROTHERS (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 537): WOOFER of THE DOGHOUSE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 530): BLIZZARD of JUST CHILLIN (Mr. Freeze, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 526): BUBBA JONES of KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 526): BLOODSHED of MADTOWN (Namenlos, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 524): DE DE MAO of SHERWOOD FOREST (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 519): STEINBACH of THE A'S -- LOSERS II (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 488): DRIZZT of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 479): 5 GOT PICKED of 072905R (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 470): 8-BALL of INFERNAL LORDS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 215): INSOLENT IRIS of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 386): THE TAIL of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 385): FALCON XLI of DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 374): ROADBLOCK of WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 170): EYE OF THE KNEE DOLL of HAZAARDS OF CLONING (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 422): ZEBRAWOOD of ACTION TOYS from KATI-TEI (Papaiz, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 268): ORCISH IDIOMS (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 537): WHEN DOGMA FAILS II (Prophet, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 537): PLAYPEN (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 530): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 526): MONEY PIT (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 526): MADTOWN (Namenlos, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 524): GOLDEN CANYON (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 519): THE A'S -- LOSERS II (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 488): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 479): WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 470): INFERNAL LORDS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 215): BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 386): DILEN'S HORDE (?, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 374): WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 170): NIGHTHAWKS (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 422): THE LAST STRAW V (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 268): TOM SAWYER of SMITHSONIAN (The Curator, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 530): CRIMSON WONDER of MEDIEVAL CHAOS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 526): BUBBA JONES of KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
                (turn 525): KING BROWN SNAKE of AUSSIE KILLERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 525): RICK O'SHEA of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 470): 8-BALL of INFERNAL LORDS (DeGotti, mgr.)
                 (turn 469): VECORDIUS of CYNICAL DELUSIONS (Eclipse, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     The Khalhums Dwarf is a hairy, disgusting little runt who tried to steal my
initiative.  I couldn't let him get away with that.

                                     Roadblock

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
AMEN-TEI brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Later days, WAYFARERS, since THE 
SUN CULT took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  Of course, we're 
all terribly impressed to see AVALANCH LILY win a fight and gain 13 points, terribly. 
Tsk, tsk, HITCH HIKER beat SHINDEN-KAI and SHINDEN-KAI lost 9 points.  You're 
breakin' my heart.  And it's out with the old, in with the new, as SABURO SAKAI takes 
the Title and last week's bar tab from the old Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  The Dripping 
Blade, humph!  I've tasted better ale at mortuaries.  Where do they get this stuff?  
From AMEN-TEI's trash dumps?   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.  What's the big D?  WAYFARERS was the most avoided 
team?  Bunch of lily livered... grumble... mumble... curse...  And who led the way in 
this mass act of cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was UN.  Ha ha ha ha! 
Ooh, I'm frightfully impressed, CLE was this turn's most challenged warrior.  Watch 
that ego swell, sports fans.   
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  Titanium shields and bamboo daggers, guess 
what brave team is developing these kinds of weapons?   
     There's got to be a better place in AMEN-TEI to get a drink than The Dripping 
Blade!  Any suggestions?  Phlllt!  Just had to do that before I leave the fine city 
of AMEN-TEI.  I feel much better now.  I see the crowds are getting restless, I must 
leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SABURO SAKAI 2605            14   5  0   124       EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOUNCING BEA 2635            14   2  0   112       WAYFARERS (248)
 ROADBLOCK 2611               15   8  0    92       WAYFARERS (248)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HITCH HIKER 2592             14  15  0    90       WAYFARERS (248)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHINDEN-KAI 2601             10   9  1    66       EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)
-DERWEAR 2619                  5   0  0    66       UN (309)
-MEAN JOE GREEN 2477           7   1  0    61       COLOURED PEOPLE (293)
 HAYABUSA 2603                13   6  0    58       EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAIDEN 2602                  12   7  1    56       EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)
 AVALANCH LILY 2636            8   8  0    53       WAYFARERS (248)
 TORYU 2604                    8  10  0    50       EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)
 FURTIVE RETURNS II 2556       9  16  0    43       SUPERIOR FORCES 5405 (302)
-RED GREEN 2475                5   2  1    39       COLOURED PEOPLE (293)
 TOM-TOM TORA 2634             8   8  1    34       WAYFARERS (248)
 CLE 2623                      2   2  0    34       UN (309)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CTUOUS 2622                   3   1  0    33       UN (309)
-NO WAY! 2572                  2   0  0    33       SUPERIOR FORCES 5405 (302)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AIRAVATA 2639                 2   0  0    22       THE SUN CULT (312)
 CIEZA DE LEON 2641            3   0  1    21       THE SUN CULT (312)
 MINERVA MIST 2643             2   0  0    21       THE SUN CULT (312)
-FRELSY 2557                   1   0  0    20       SUPERIOR FORCES 5405 (302)
 BRESAL BASALT 2640            2   1  0    19       THE SUN CULT (312)
 UDAYANA 2642                  2   0  0    13       THE SUN CULT (312)
-SINSUCKER 569                 2   1  0     9       DEMENTIA (50)
-COUTH 2621                    2   2  0     8       UN (309)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CHEEZE LOUEEZE 639            1   3  0     6       DEMENTIA (50)
-A. HITLER 271                 1   2  0     5       DEMENTIA (50)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

5-0-1 against standbys.  I could get used to that.  The Polite Beggar picked the
wrong day to fight twice.  Let's try for some real opponents this time. -- Noachian,
mgr. The Sun Cult

The Virginal Concubine is a guy.  I don't think that's fair.  I mean, he was
insisting on using the women's shower room because doing so would support his "role"
as a "virginal concubine."  He wanted to SHAVE in there, even!  Pretty disgusting, if
you ask me. -- Bouncing Bea

M. Chardinee.  Pfui. -- Hitch Hiker

That is NOT an Honest Merchant.  He stole my win! -- Avalanch Lily

Mean Joe Green -- Heck, why didn't *I* get a standby, too? -- Tom-Tom Tora

24 March 2006
A few notes about e-mailed personals:

You may submit personal ads, columns, spotlights, etc. electronically, either via e-
mail to ads at reality dot com (which doesn't need any more spam, thank you) or on
the web at http://www.reality.com/duel2/modules.php?name=Ads.  When you submit
something, you should get back a receipt from HAL at RSI.  If you do NOT get a
receipt, your ads may have gone astray (not all e-mail makes it to its destination
any more than all snail mail does).  If you DO get a receipt, it should, in the body
of the message, tell you what arena your stuff was filed in.  Check your receipt to
make sure your submission made it to the intended destination.  Also check to see
that everything you sent made it to the same place.  Sometimes HAL, who is rather
simple-minded in some ways, will send half your stuff to another arena if the name
or number of that arena shows up at the beginning of a line.  So if the word Ti
appears at the beginning of a line halfway through your ads, all the ads after that
may end up in Ti, which is closed and doesn't need ads.  As a side note, sometimes
things move slowly, so don't wait until the last minute to send your ads and all.
If they get held up along the way, they may not show up until next turn.  Happy
writing! -- Ed.

28 March 2006
We of the Desolate Empire Alliance want to welcome two managers to our fold.  Kon of
the Empire Rising, and Osiris!  May they be blessed with the blood of their enemies,
and give no quarter in War! -- Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BRESAL BASALT was outwaited by CLE in a 8 minute amateur vs. expert Challenge fight.
ROADBLOCK was demolished by SABURO SAKAI in a 1 minute one-sided Title melee.
BOUNCING BEA overpowered VETERAN MERCENARY in a 2 minute bloody mismatched duel.
HITCH HIKER overpowered SHINDEN-KAI in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
FURTIVE RETURNS II was viciously subdued by AVALANCH LILY in a 3 minute brawl.
TOM-TOM TORA was devastated by HAYABUSA in a 1 minute mismatched match.
RAIDEN viciously subdued VISITING ORC in a 3 minute expert vs. beginner fight.
TORYU vanquished VISITING ORC in a 3 minute gruesome one-sided duel.
AIRAVATA vanquished POLITE BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
MINERVA MIST overpowered FRIENDLY CONSTABLE in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
CIEZA DE LEON defeated FRIENDLY CONSTABLE in a 1 minute novice's match.
UDAYANA bested POLITE BEGGAR in a monotonous 4 minute amateur's conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL      8 -   2 -  0      80  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK   19 -   5 -  1      79  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -   7 -  0      68  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         TOTAL PARRY        4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   5 -  0      62  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         AIMED BLOW        14 -  14 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         BASHING ATTACK     0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 375 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         0 -  2         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  2         2  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  0                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   SABURO SAKAI 2605          14   5  0  124 EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)
STRIKING ATTACK  BOUNCING BEA 2635          14   2  0  112 WAYFARERS (248)
WALL OF STEEL    ROADBLOCK 2611             15   8  0   92 WAYFARERS (248)
PARRY-STRIKE     SHINDEN-KAI 2601           10   9  1   66 EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)
PARRY-LUNGE      RAIDEN 2602                12   7  1   56 EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is AVALANCH LILY 2636.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was AVALANCH LILY 2636.  The ten other most popular fighters were BRESAL BASALT 
2640, BOUNCING BEA 2635, HAYABUSA 2603, RAIDEN 2602, TORYU 2604, SABURO SAKAI 2605, 
HITCH HIKER 2592, AIRAVATA 2639, CIEZA DE LEON 2641, and SHINDEN-KAI 2601.

The least popular fighter this week was UDAYANA 2642.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were CLE 2623, TOM-TOM TORA 2634, ROADBLOCK 2611, MINERVA MIST 2643, FURTIVE 
RETURNS II 2556, SHINDEN-KAI 2601, CIEZA DE LEON 2641, AIRAVATA 2639, HITCH HIKER 
2592, and SABURO SAKAI 2605.