DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/24/2007    Duedate: 05/07/2007

AMEN-TEI ARENA

DM-63    TURN-401

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SLIPPERY
WAYFARERS (248)
(63-2676) [11-5-0,86]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SLIPPERY                       POSITION IS EMPTY
WAYFARERS (248)                
(63-2676) [11-5-0,86]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TOM-TOM TORA                   LENNALGIRE
WAYFARERS (248)                WAYFARERS (248)
(63-2634) [14-28-1,71]         (63-2704) [4-2-0,42]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

WAYFARERS (248)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WAYFARERS (248)             39
2. 1949 YANKEES (316)           0      WAYFARERS (248)
3. UN (309)                     0      Unchartered Team
4. KIWI CONNECTION (285)        0
                                       SCARLET KNIGHTS (234)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 UN (309)                  30  13  0 69.8   1/ 2 WAYFARERS (248)           9  6 1
 2- 2 1949 YANKEES (316)        24  17  4 58.5   2- 1 1949 YANKEES (316)        6  1 0
 3/ 3 WAYFARERS (248)          551 599 14 47.9   3- 3 UN (309)                  2  0 0
 4- 5*KIWI CONNECTION (285)      0   3  0  0.0   4- 5*KIWI CONNECTION (285)     0  3 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

     "It's infamous!"  Ardane, spy reporter for Andorak, scowled and drew back his
arm to throw his goblet through the window at the crowd outside.  Then paused to
drain the contents before resuming the about-to-throw-it position.
     "Now, now, it isn't THAT bad."  Desiree of Darkholm, always the voice of sweet
reason at these meetings, laid a hand on his, smiled, and guided the goblet back to
the table.  "It's just a little mistake, you know."
     "Ha!"  Debby Tonte of Free Blades stabbed viciously into her drink with an
umbrella.  "That's easy for YOU to say.  The Delarquans aren't complaining."
     "Of course not."  Galen of Talahya looked faintly envious as she pulled a chunk
of pineapple out of her glass and began to nibble it.  "That's because the Delarquans
are THE Masters of Kung-Fu."
     "You think some managers are complaining," Olaf Modeen said, "you should hear
what the GLADIATORS are saying.  All these rumors about the Aimed Blows having
'special enhancements'..." he shook his head.  "I know it isn't true, you know it
isn't true, the top managers know it isn't true--"
     "Of course it isn't true!"  Ketchum, spy reporter for Crysalis, matched scowls
with Ardane and said, "If ANY one style was going to get a special enhancement, it
should be--"
     "Not now, Ketch," Olaf said.  "Nobody gets, nobody has gotten, nobody WILL get,
special enhancements.  That's always been the rule, and we all know how the Greywand
hates changes.  The real problem--"
     "Try telling that to some of the managers," Debby muttered, peering into her
glass for more fruit.  "They don't want to hear it.  Every time I turn around, some
manager is claiming that someone got a special change and, you know, HE didn't and
it's all unfair."
     "The REAL problem," Olaf said firmly, over-riding her voice, "is explaining to
all the second-rate Aimed Blows why they haven't received any of these 'special
enhancements' they keep hearing about."
     "There aren't any special enhancements," Ardane growled.  "None.  Just managers
who noticed that the Kung-Fu Master is a lot more dangerous than anyone expected, and
have put YEARS into the study of Kung-Fu and learned how to really USE it for their
own gladiators."
     "Saved a lot on weapons, too," Ketchum murmured.
     "But people keep complaining," Debby Tonte said.  She fished one last piece of
fruit out of her glass and stared at it dubiously.
     "There WERE no special enhancements," Olaf said.  "There ARE no special
enhancements.  There WILL BE no special enhancements.  It's all a matter of deep
study and skilled management."
     "Like anyone's going to believe that!"
     "They have no choice," Ketchum said.  "If no 'special enhancements' were given
out, then none can be taken back.  It is the way it is.  What's the point in
complaining because the sun rises in the east?"

                                      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.  Former top team 1949 YANKEES was 
unseated this week as WAYFARERS moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top spot with a 
4-1-1 record for the round.  LENNALGIRE caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial 
commission as she skillfully bested THE HONEST MERCHANT and was awarded 15 points in 
recognition.  Due to his absence and inability to defend the throne, DERWEAR has lost 
the title of Duelmaster.  The city has turned out in honor of SLIPPERY, for with hers 
arena victory she may now lay claim to the highest position in the city!  No 
confirmation, but my sources claim that the top team has gained their position using 
magical aids.  Charmed weapons perhaps?   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In AMEN-TEI "art" is a word that has 
long since passed from the language!   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers the miserable with fortune 
but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     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!  Ahh, but I can hear the spires 
of a far off city calling to me.  I must away!  Till next we meet remember:  a fool 
flies into a rage quickly and often.  The wise are angered by the same thing only 
once.  Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SLIPPERY 2676                11   5  0    86       WAYFARERS (248)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DERWEAR 2619                 13   4  0   102       UN (309)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CLE 2623                      9   3  0    89       UN (309)
 TOM-TOM TORA 2634            14  28  1    71       WAYFARERS (248)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VALNAKAUR 2695                7   5  1    55       WAYFARERS (248)
-BERRA 2672                    7   1  0    42       1949 YANKEES (316)
 LENNALGIRE 2704               4   2  0    42       WAYFARERS (248)

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

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DIMAGGIO 2705                 1   0  0    10       1949 YANKEES (316)
-RIZZUTO 2708                  1   0  0    10       1949 YANKEES (316)
-MCQUINN 2707                  1   0  0    10       1949 YANKEES (316)
 M.T. LANE 2720                2   0  0     9       WAYFARERS (248)
-COUTH 2621                    2   2  0     8       UN (309)
-GLADSTONE 2371                0   1  0     1       KIWI CONNECTION (285)
-APITI 2370                    0   1  0     1       KIWI CONNECTION (285)
-MOAWHANGO 2367                0   1  0     1       KIWI CONNECTION (285)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
VISITING ORC 8         0  1 0   1                   VALNAKAUR 2695        401 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Derwear -- Ha!  You thought you had me trapped, but I slithered out of the title
again.  It's all yours, buster brown, and I wish you joy of it. -- Slippery
P.S.  Not that you're likely to get any.  Lily said she never did.

Ah, heck, the Virginal Concubine.  She can't teach me a THING that I want to know.
It's depressing. -- Tom-Tom Tora
P.S.  Or maybe it's the overcast that's depressing.

Berra -- (moderately innocent look)  With your greater experience, of COURSE I
couldn't win that one. -- Lennalgire the sweet and helpless
P.S.  And it's horrid to think how LONG it will be till you graduate....

The Honest Merchant?  My daddy always told me that anyone who makes a parade of his
honesty like that doesn't have much. -- Valnakaur

Gladstone -- (thoughtfully)  I never did think a kiwi fruit was the equal of a good
crisp apple. -- M.T. Lane

20 April 2007
All -- I've been...out of circulation for the last couple of months, and my lists
are not up to date.  If you've announced a manager name, a new alliance, or changed
a manager name or alliance since the middle of February, let me know in the ads, via
diplo, or in an e-mail (Sue (at) solberg-mathews (dot) com).  For that matter, if
you just want to make sure I've got things right, you can always do the same. -- The
Saint, keeper of lists

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SLIPPERY devastated M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
TOM-TOM TORA was vanquished by KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute uneven battle.
VALNAKAUR murdered VISITING ORC in a 1 minute uneven fight.
LENNALGIRE viciously subdued THE HONEST MERCHANT in a 2 minute gory contest.
M.T. LANE defeated SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 5 minute amateur's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         WALL OF STEEL      8 -   2 -  0      80  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         TOTAL PARRY        6 -   2 -  0      75  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK    10 -   8 -  2      56  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   5 -  1      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -  11 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         STRIKING ATTACK    3 -   4 -  1      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         AIMED BLOW         7 -  10 -  0      41  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         BASHING ATTACK     0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 401 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 -  1         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  SLIPPERY 2676              11   5  0   86 WAYFARERS (248)
PARRY-LUNGE      VALNAKAUR 2695              7   5  1   55 WAYFARERS (248)
LUNGING ATTACK   LENNALGIRE 2704             4   2  0   42 WAYFARERS (248)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TOM-TOM TORA 2634.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was LENNALGIRE 2704.  The ten other most popular fighters were SLIPPERY 2676, 
VALNAKAUR 2695, TOM-TOM TORA 2634, M.T. LANE 2720,  0,  0,  0,  0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was M.T. LANE 2720.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were TOM-TOM TORA 2634, VALNAKAUR 2695, SLIPPERY 2676, LENNALGIRE 2704,  0,  
0,  0,  0,  0, and  0.

               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 1 will be deleted.  If you have questions 
about any of your teams, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI