DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/11/2006    Duedate: 04/24/2006

AMEN-TEI ARENA

DM-63    TURN-376

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BOUNCING BEA
WAYFARERS (248)
(63-2635) [15-2-0,114]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BOUNCING BEA                   MEAN JOE GREEN
WAYFARERS (248)                COLOURED PEOPLE (293)
(63-2635) [15-2-0,114]         (63-2477) [8-1-0,87]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

AVALANCH LILY                  BRESAL BASALT
WAYFARERS (248)                THE SUN CULT (312)
(63-2636) [8-9-0,42]           (63-2640) [3-1-0,23]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE SUN CULT (312)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. COLOURED PEOPLE (293)       39
2. SUPERIOR FORCES 5405 (302)  26      WAYFARERS (248)
3. THE SUN CULT (312)           8      Unchartered Team
4. EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)      0
5. UN (309)                     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)        15   2  1 88.2   1/ 1*THE SUN CULT (312)       13  2 1
 2/ 2*COLOURED PEOPLE (293)     14   3  1 82.4   2/ 2 WAYFARERS (248)           7  8 0
 3- 3*UN (309)                  15   7  0 68.2   3- 3 EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)   4  1 0
 4- 4 EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)   57  37  2 60.6   4/ 5*COLOURED PEOPLE (293)     3  1 0
 5/ 5 WAYFARERS (248)          493 542 11 47.6   5/ 4 SUPERIOR FORCES 54 (302)  3  2 0
 6/ 6 SUPERIOR FORCES 54 (302)  14  20  0 41.2   6- 6*UN (309)                  1  0 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 538): JO MOONCATCHER of KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 538): LITTLE DEVIL of PLAYPEN (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 531): BLIZZARD of JUST CHILLIN (Mr. Freeze, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 527): INNY MEANIE of MONEY PIT (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 527): BLOODSHED of MADTOWN (Namenlos, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 525): BALTIMORE of HERE TO PHOENIX (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 520): PASTOR PENTANE of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 489): DRIZZT of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 480): 5 GOT PICKED of 072905R (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 471): GLOW-ROOM of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 216): INSOLENT IRIS of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 387): ONE-TIMER of DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 375): SABURO SAKAI of EMPIRE OF THE SUN (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 170): EYE OF THE KNEE DOLL of HAZAARDS OF CLONING (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 423): CRYSTAL FIREBLADE of DEFENDERS OF VIRTUE from TARRGIR
                            (JRK, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 268): ORCISH IDIOMS (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 538): JGW EXPIRATION (JGW, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 538): PLAYPEN (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 531): none
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 527): MONEY PIT (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 527): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 525): GOLDEN CANYON (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 520): CRYSTAL PALACE (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 489): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 480): WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 471): INFERNAL LORDS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 216): SILVER KNIGHTS (Dark Knight Toker, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 387): ARADI RESORT & SPA (Lady Elysian, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 375): THE SUN CULT (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 170): NIGHTHAWKS (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 423): THE LAST STRAW V (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 268): TOM SAWYER of SMITHSONIAN (The Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 538): JO MOONCATCHER of KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 531): BLIZZARD of JUST CHILLIN (Mr. Freeze, mgr.)
               (turn 530): CRIMSON WONDER of MEDIEVAL CHAOS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 526): BUBBA JONES of KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 520): STEINBACH of THE A'S -- LOSERS II (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 470): 8-BALL of INFERNAL LORDS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 216): TORMENT of ASSASSIN NATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 387): HEADROCK of OGRES ARE US (Ghoti, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly AMEN-TEI games.  MEAN JOE GREEN caught the eye of many 
in the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested HITCH HIKER and was awarded 26 
points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, MEAN JOE GREEN put 
down HITCH HIKER, causing him to lose 23 points of recognition in the process.  Due 
to his absence and inability to defend the throne, SABURO SAKAI has lost the title of 
Duelmaster.  This time victory fell to the grasp of the usurper.  All hail BOUNCING 
BEA, Duelmaster of AMEN-TEI!  Heed this!  A seer has warned that if exactly 6 die in 
duels this week, the whole city shall perish!  Just remember...5 or 7!   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  My inside sources tell me that the 
team to beat in AMEN-TEI these days is UN.  At least, most blades in town are looking 
to avoid them.  Apparently the stalwarts of COLOURED PEOPLE are catching the bulk of 
jests down at the challenging board for their large share of the avoids.   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Some say a warrior is judged by the way he bears 
arms.  One thing is sure, better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in AMEN-TEI.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  More than a sharp eye must I 
keep, indeed a stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari 
await me!  Till next we meet remember - the pen is mightier than the sword, but a 
maul is a different story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOUNCING BEA 2635            15   2  0   114       WAYFARERS (248)

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

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MEAN JOE GREEN 2477           8   1  0    87       COLOURED PEOPLE (293)
 ROADBLOCK 2611               15   9  0    76       WAYFARERS (248)
 HITCH HIKER 2592             14  16  0    67       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)
-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)
 RED GREEN 2475                6   2  1    52       COLOURED PEOPLE (293)
-TORYU 2604                    8  10  0    50       EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)
 NO WAY! 2572                  3   0  0    45       SUPERIOR FORCES 5405 (302)
 FURTIVE RETURNS II 2556       9  17  0    44       SUPERIOR FORCES 5405 (302)
 AVALANCH LILY 2636            8   9  0    42       WAYFARERS (248)
 TOM-TOM TORA 2634             8   9  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)
 FRELSY 2557                   2   0  0    33       SUPERIOR FORCES 5405 (302)
 MINERVA MIST 2643             3   0  0    28       THE SUN CULT (312)
 CIEZA DE LEON 2641            4   0  1    26       THE SUN CULT (312)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRESAL BASALT 2640            3   1  0    23       THE SUN CULT (312)
 UDAYANA 2642                  3   0  0    15       THE SUN CULT (312)
 AIRAVATA 2639                 2   1  0    12       THE SUN CULT (312)
-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

Saburo Sakai -- Finally!  Thank you.  I didn't have a single 'nother thing to say in
a column. -- Roadblock

Ah, the Veteran Mercenary.  How thrilling. -- Bouncing Bea
P.S.  Still, he's a lot more fun than the Dangerous Criminal, aka Ruthless Jaywalker.

Shinden-Kai -- I had sunscreen on.  It makes a difference. -- Hitch Hiker

Furtive Returns II -- Your name is too long, and your team name is too long, and we
here think you should either die or graduate, because you just don't fit on the
forms. -- Avalanch Lily

Hayabusa -- Of course I don't kill houseplants!  I like them! -- 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

RED GREEN viciously subdued AVALANCH LILY in a 2 minute bloody Challenge fight.
BOUNCING BEA viciously subdued VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute Title battle.
ROADBLOCK was defeated by KUNG-FU MASTER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute duel.
HITCH HIKER was devastated by MEAN JOE GREEN in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
TOM-TOM TORA was demolished by NO WAY! in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
FURTIVE RETURNS II was viciously subdued by THE HONEST MERCHANT in a 3 minute fight.
FRELSY overpowered AIRAVATA in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
MINERVA MIST overpowered POLITE BEGGAR in a 1 minute uneven melee.
BRESAL BASALT won victory over POLITE BEGGAR in a 2 minute beginner's duel.
CIEZA DE LEON luckily beat TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 2 minute gory beginner's duel.
UDAYANA defeated SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a tiring 6 minute beginner's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         STRIKING ATTACK   21 -   5 -  1      81  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         LUNGING ATTACK    17 -   7 -  0      71  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         TOTAL PARRY        4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -   5 -  0      58  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   7 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         AIMED BLOW        13 -  15 -  0      46  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         BASHING ATTACK     0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 376 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-STRIKE       1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         1 -  2         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  BOUNCING BEA 2635          15   2  0  114 WAYFARERS (248)
LUNGING ATTACK   MEAN JOE GREEN 2477         8   1  0   87 COLOURED PEOPLE (293)
WALL OF STEEL    ROADBLOCK 2611             15   9  0   76 WAYFARERS (248)
AIMED BLOW       NO WAY! 2572                3   0  0   45 SUPERIOR FORCES 5405 (302)
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 BRESAL BASALT 2640.  The ten other most popular fighters were RED GREEN 
2475, BOUNCING BEA 2635, MEAN JOE GREEN 2477, NO WAY! 2572, FRELSY 2557, MINERVA MIST 
2643, AVALANCH LILY 2636, ROADBLOCK 2611, CIEZA DE LEON 2641, and HITCH HIKER 2592.

The least popular fighter this week was UDAYANA 2642.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were FURTIVE RETURNS II 2556, AIRAVATA 2639, TOM-TOM TORA 2634, HITCH HIKER 
2592, CIEZA DE LEON 2641, ROADBLOCK 2611, AVALANCH LILY 2636, MINERVA MIST 2643, 
FRELSY 2557, and NO WAY! 2572.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

HITCH HIKER (63-2592) WAYFARERS (248)