DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/16/2007    Duedate: 01/29/2007

AMEN-TEI ARENA

DM-63    TURN-395

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CLE
UN (309)
(63-2623) [8-3-0,86]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CLE                            POSITION IS EMPTY
UN (309)                       
(63-2623) [8-3-0,86]           

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

AVALANCH LILY                  AVALANCH LILY
WAYFARERS (248)                WAYFARERS (248)
(63-2636) [16-20-0,80]         (63-2636) [16-20-0,80]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

WAYFARERS (248)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WAYFARERS (248)             15
2. TOMATO ENFORCER (284)       13      UN (309)
3. UN (309)                     7      Unchartered Team
4. 1949 YANKEES (316)           0
                                       SCUMMING 212 (286)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 UN (309)                  25  12  0 67.6   1/ 2 WAYFARERS (248)           6  8 1
 2- 2*1949 YANKEES (316)        15  10  4 60.0   2- 1*1949 YANKEES (316)        4  3 2
 3/ 0 TOMATO ENFORCER (284)     86  93  4 48.0   3/ 3 UN (309)                  2  1 0
 4/ 3 WAYFARERS (248)          535 585 13 47.8   4/ 0 TOMATO ENFORCER (284)     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

         + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ A Dark and Stormy Night ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     Maurice Karn, Ambitious Guard, leaned back with both elbows on the bar behind
him.  Some people figured that because he was an elf, he wouldn't be hard-nosed
about...things.  Some people figured that because he lost a lot of fights in the
arena--as stipulated in his contract--he was a clutz with a blade in a dark alley...
or a smoky barroom.  Some people were going to get a surprise, any minute now.
     The sailor, he looked like a Karnhorn, took his fresh drink with one hand.
Maurice had been keeping track, there was something about the man that set his teeth
on edge, and this was either his eleventh or twelfth drink.  With his other hand, the
sailor grabbed the waitress's wrist, jerking her toward him.  Several of the empty
mugs on her tray slid and crashed to the floor.  Fortunately, they weren't glass; the
Pig's Eye was a harbor-side bar and didn't waste money on breakable frills.
     Maurice straightened slowly, noting that most of the other regulars were coming
to attention, too.  Karnhorns were not...popular in the Pig's Eye.  The waitress had
dealt with grabby customers before and dumped the rest of her tray onto the man's
head.
     The sailor kept his grip on her wrist as he lunged to his feet.  "Felgor drink
your blood, wench!  You'll pay for that!"  His hand twisted and she cried out as her
arm was bent back.  "We'll teach you how to be nice to--"  The silence in the room
suddenly registered on him, and he looked around, frowning.
     Most of the regulars were on their feet now.  Several had hands near their belt
daggers.  A big man near the fireplace reached over and picked up a sturdy piece of
wood.  Another tapped a bottle against the wall, cracking the end off and turning it
into a razor-fanged weapon.  Gorlok Bonecrusher, the arena's current Khalhums Dwarf,
slipped on his spike-knuckled gloves.
     Nobody said anything, but menace hung in the air like a fog.
     If the man had been more nearly sober, he might still have escaped alive.  But
he made the mistake of talking.  "What, you Convincians don't share your tavern
sluts?" he demanded.  He twisted the arm in his grip farther, eliciting a scream from
the woman, and thrust her into the path of the big man with the club.  "To Felgor
with the lot of you, then!"  He drew his sword, and while he was drunk enough to lack
judgment, he still had the coordination to be dangerous.  He shouted several more
words in a language Maurice didn't recognize, except that it wasn't Karnhorn.
     The Guard scanned the room.  A lone foreigner should be less bold, did this man
have shipmates present?  As his gaze crossed the window, blind with night and sleet,
he froze briefly and his eyes widened.
     Something was rising from the storm-lashed water of the harbor, something big,
humpbacked, outlined in violet fire, and coming toward the Pig's Eye.

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     At least the "Noble Assassin" had the decency to lose.

                                    Avalanch Lily

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of AMEN-TEI!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Former top team 1949 YANKEES was 
unseated this week as WAYFARERS moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top spot with a 
3-1-0 record for the round.  LENNALTIREH caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial 
commission as she skillfully bested SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER and was awarded 13 points in 
recognition.  This time victory fell to the grasp of the usurper.  All hail CLE, 
Duelmaster of AMEN-TEI!  Informants "close" to the city champion have told me that he 
never fights without pantyhose on beneath his armor.  Watch out!   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers 
the miserable with fortune but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of a far off 
city calling to me.  I must away!  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                  
 CLE 2623                      8   3  0    86       UN (309)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DERWEAR 2619                  9   3  0    96       UN (309)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AVALANCH LILY 2636           16  20  0    80       WAYFARERS (248)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TOM-TOM TORA 2634            14  22  1    65       WAYFARERS (248)
 SLIPPERY 2676                 7   3  0    59       WAYFARERS (248)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HENRICH 2668                  4   1  2    56       1949 YANKEES (316)
-CURVACEOUS CORRY 2387         8   7  0    39       TOMATO ENFORCER (284)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CTUOUS 2622                   3   1  0    33       UN (309)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DUREN 2682                    1   1  1    23       1949 YANKEES (316)
-BERRA 2672                    3   0  0    20       1949 YANKEES (316)
 VALNAKAUR 2695                3   3  0    16       WAYFARERS (248)
 LENNALTIREH 2703              1   0  0    13       TOMATO ENFORCER (284)
-COUTH 2621                    2   2  0     8       UN (309)
-KILLER KINCY 2512             2   2  0     8       TOMATO ENFORCER (284)
-BRUTAL BIRDSMAN 2514          1   1  0     4       TOMATO ENFORCER (284)
-SINISTER SANDRO 2462          0   1  0     1       TOMATO ENFORCER (284)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
TOPPALGOR 2689         5  2 2 WAYFARERS 248         HENRICH 2668          394         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Oh, gods, the Kung-Fu Master, a sawed-off celibate militaristic cultist.  It's too
much to expect me to deal with such people! -- Tom-Tom Tora

Heinrich -- You know, I didn't need that.  You RUINED my day. -- Ghost of Toppalgor

Duren -- Er, ah, would you believe I was unnerved by your height? -- Slippery
P.S.  Darned if I know how I hit you on the head.  My deftness isn't contemptible.
You must have ducked into the blow.

Berra -- I suppose you're the Kung-Fu Master's best student?  Someone DID say you're
a yogi, and they do...uh, something like Kung-Fu? -- Valnakaur

Ed. -- I might argue that.  I have yet to find a kidney that seemed worth the effort
of eating.  Of course, I might not have been hungry enough. -- Avalanch Lily

     No, it's in how they're prepared.  A naked kidney isn't much good to anyone. --
     Ed.

Avalanch Lily -- Let me guess, eh?  You're going to sneer at me for the epithet
"Noble."  Well, I didn't pick it, you know.  I'm not even a licensed Assassin, never
was, come to that.  Just a poor shmunk (a technical term among my people for a low-
ranked member of the clan) trying to earn a living in this so-called civilized realm.
If civilization means licensed assassins, I'll take barbarism, you know?  It's just
too much. -- Karlirann of Murska, officially the "Noble Assassin" of Amen-Tei arena

Tom-Tom Tora -- You rushed the parries.  Always a mistake, but one I've noticed you
orcs are particularly prone to make.  Pacing, that's the key. -- Pitr Malkin, Master
of Kung-Fu and allied arts

18 December 2006
Let it be known that Buddy Lee is no longer a member of The Company of Brothers,
T.C.B.  I have resigned as of 10-23-06.  Thank you.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

AVALANCH LILY was unbelievably bested by CLE in a 3 minute master's Title fight.
TOM-TOM TORA subdued THE HONEST MERCHANT in a 2 minute one-sided melee.
SLIPPERY overpowered THE HONEST MERCHANT in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
VALNAKAUR bested POLITE BEGGAR in a 3 minute fight.
LENNALTIREH overpowered SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 1 minute mismatched match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL     13 -   3 -  1      81  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         LUNGING ATTACK    11 -   6 -  4      65  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         TOTAL PARRY        6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -  12 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK     1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         AIMED BLOW         5 -  12 -  0      29  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   3 -  0      25  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         STRIKING ATTACK    2 -   6 -  1      25  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 395 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         1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      CLE 2623                    8   3  0   86 UN (309)
SLASHING ATTACK  SLIPPERY 2676               7   3  0   59 WAYFARERS (248)
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 TOM-TOM TORA 
2634, VALNAKAUR 2695, CLE 2623, SLIPPERY 2676, LENNALTIREH 2703,  0,  0,  0,  0, and  
0.

The least popular fighter this week was LENNALTIREH 2703.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SLIPPERY 2676, CLE 2623, VALNAKAUR 2695, TOM-TOM TORA 2634, 
AVALANCH LILY 2636,  0,  0,  0,  0, and  0.