DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/01/2008    Duedate: 01/14/2008

AMEN-TEI ARENA

DM-63    TURN-419

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ELEPHANT DUNG
WILD KINGDOM (320)
(63-2723) [6-0-0,88]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BERRA                          ELEPHANT DUNG
1949 YANKEES (316)             WILD KINGDOM (320)
(63-2672) [12-4-1,66]          (63-2723) [6-0-0,88]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

VALNAKAUR                      REYNOLDS
WAYFARERS (248)                1949 YANKEES (316)
(63-2695) [17-13-1,65]         (63-2738) [2-1-0,27]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE EXILED ONES (31)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE EXILED ONES (31)        48
2. WILD KINGDOM (320)          27      1949 YANKEES (316)
3. 1949 YANKEES (316)          24      Unchartered Team
4. SITTIN' ON ACES (283)        0
5. SUPERIOR FORCES 5405 (302)   0      WILD KINGDOM (320)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*WILD KINGDOM (320)         6   0  0  100   1/ 2 THE EXILED ONES (31)     11  4 1
 2- 2 SITTIN' ON ACES (283)     19  13  0 59.4   2/ 3 1949 YANKEES (316)        7  6 2
 3/ 3 1949 YANKEES (316)        40  30  6 57.1   3/ 1 WAYFARERS (248)           7  8 0
 4/ 4 THE EXILED ONES (31)     382 315 14 54.8   4/ 4*WILD KINGDOM (320)        3  0 0
 5/ 5 WAYFARERS (248)          601 636 14 48.6   5- 5 SUPERIOR FORCES 54 (302)  1  0 0
 6- 6 SUPERIOR FORCES 54 (302)  30  40  0 42.9   6- 6 SITTIN' ON ACES (283)     1  2 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 290): LORD BYRON of SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 583): DIRK DARKBLADE of IMMORTALS (Dartor, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 582): SCRUFF of THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 575): JACKSON of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 572): MANUEL PEREZ of MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 571): FLEX of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 569): PIKE of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 564): NULN of I TRAINED THEM (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 534): TRIANGLE MAN of NEUROMANCERS (Rude Buddha, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 525): FORANDIN of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 516): MICK JAGGER of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 238): INSOLENT IRIS of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 418): NO WAY! of SUPERIOR FORCES 5405 (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 192): OBSESSION of SCENT OF A WOMAN (The Sentinel, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 468): LUCIAS CLAY of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 290): SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 583): BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 582): THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 575): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 572): MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 571): AMAZONS (?, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 569): GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 564): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 534): LETHAL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 525): WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 516): FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 238): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 417): WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 192): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 468): SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 583): JACKHAMMER of NEVERWAKE (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 569): PIKE of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 563): DR TRINAIRE of RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 524): VALGARD of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 516): JUANITA of FANIDLS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 237): SHY ANN of SITTEES (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 417): LENALGIRE of WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 191): AIKEN of SUPERIOR FORCES Y4 (Manager, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in AMEN-TEI this turn, and let's 
start with a look at some of the teams.  It seems the training can make the 
difference, as WAYFARERS is pushed out of top team by THE EXILED ONES, who came from 
2nd with a 5-0-0 this turn.  And let's see, MARIA fought TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE and 
gained 15 points and contributed to THE EXILED ONES' 5-0-0.  HYRAM CARTER has lost to 
DIMAGGIO, falling 11 points, while helping make WAYFARERS a 1-4-0 turn.  Due to his 
absence and inability to defend the throne, NO WAY! has lost the title of Duelmaster. 
And not without some honor, ELEPHANT DUNG now claims the title and throne of 
Duelmaster of AMEN-TEI.  Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I have heard from unimpeachable 
sources that The Warty Toad uses trolls in their stew.  Talk about gristle!   
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.  I also notice that the THE EXILED ONES 
stable was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on AMEN-TEI, what are you afraid 
of?  And avoiding THE EXILED ONES more than any other team we find 1949 YANKEES.  
AMEN-TEI, are we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  The most challenged 
warrior this turn was WAYFARERS' warrior HYRAM CARTER.  More fighters challenged him 
than challenged the Duelmaster!  In a brave attempt, ELEPHANT DUNG from WILD KINGDOM 
challenged up 25 points to fight VALNAKAUR from the WAYFARERS stable.  ELEPHANT DUNG 
perhaps got his just desserts, seeing as he beat VALNAKAUR and ended up with 88 
recognition points.   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  Banners at half mast, warriors, WAYFARERS has lost CARRON RHODES, and you 
might say all of AMEN-TEI has felt the loss, except maybe 1949 YANKEES.  Is it really 
true that AMEN-TEI has more dishwashers per capita that fighters?  Just thought I'd 
ask...   
     I like this place, AMEN-TEI, the taverns have old wine, and young serving girls. 
Who could ask for more?  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep 
your swords sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until you see my quill in AMEN-TEI again, 
farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ELEPHANT DUNG 2723            6   0  0    88       WILD KINGDOM (320)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-NO WAY! 2572                 11   3  0   120       SUPERIOR FORCES 5405 (302)
-FRELSY 2557                   9   1  0   101       SUPERIOR FORCES 5405 (302)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BERRA 2672                   12   4  1    66       1949 YANKEES (316)
 VALNAKAUR 2695               17  13  1    65       WAYFARERS (248)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 M.T. LANE 2720                9  11  0    42       WAYFARERS (248)
 DIMAGGIO 2705                 5   2  0    42       1949 YANKEES (316)
-QUINZE 2355                   4   4  0    39       SITTIN' ON ACES (283)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 REYNOLDS 2738                 2   1  0    27       1949 YANKEES (316)
 ZANTHOR 2732                  3   0  0    25       THE EXILED ONES (31)
 MARIA 2736                    2   1  0    25       THE EXILED ONES (31)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HYRAM CARTER 2728             5   4  0    22       WAYFARERS (248)
 ATRION 2733                   2   1  0    22       THE EXILED ONES (31)
 CELEDON 2735                  2   1  0    21       THE EXILED ONES (31)
-KENJI 2359                    1   1  0    18       SITTIN' ON ACES (283)
 JESPIX 2747                   2   0  1    17       THE EXILED ONES (31)
 RASCHI 2739                   1   2  1     6       1949 YANKEES (316)
 CRUZIA GARDETT 2748           0   1  0     1       WAYFARERS (248)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
ARLO 2357               0  4 0 SITTIN' ON ACES 283  RASCHI 2739           417   
CARRON RHODES 2729      6  3 0 WAYFARERS 248        BERRA 2672            419   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Lennalgire -- No way! -- No Way!

Elephant Dung -- Like I'd get in a bathtub with you! -- M.T. Lane
P.S.  Mine is cleaner.

No Way! -- I hand you the title with a clear conscience, as you are worthy of
it, you wretched hotshot. -- Lennalgire

Berra -- Now, that's interesting.  My momma always told me, don't mess with
those-ah bear-ahs.  And then someone, one of the arena stewards, I think it was,
pointed out that you're a yank-ee, and asked if I was going to yank you.  And I
thought about it, my first thought being, no way!  But that's somebody else.  So
then I thought, why not?  And it worked!  Amazing. -- Valnakaur

The Cult Member made all sorts of promises, but what we ended up at was NOT a
five-star truck stop.  I will have no part of his velvet curtained darkness,
incense, and massed choirs.  I just want a good chicken-fried steak, is that too
much to ask? -- Hyram Carter

Hmm.  I warn you all now, do not buy new wiper blades from the Honest Merchant.
They make be great in a fight, but they scratch the glass something fierce. --
Carron Rhodes

Dame Mingia -- I'll bet there's SOMETHING, if we look in the RIGHT way.  I'll
help you look. -- Lennalgire

22 December 2007
All -- Just that tired old reminder to check your e-mail settings when you send ads
and such.  Please send stuff as plain text rather than as HTML or formatted text.
HAL, being the simple golem it is, doesn't know what to do with anything other than
plain text.  Note, this also means it doesn't know what to do with "smart" or "curly"
quotes, whether single or double, em-dashes (rendered here as two hyphens "--") or
everyone's favourite ellipsis (..., aka three dots). -- A public self-service
announcement from your Ed.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ELEPHANT DUNG devastated VALNAKAUR in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge Title fight.
DIMAGGIO vanquished HYRAM CARTER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
RASCHI was demolished by ATRION in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
CARRON RHODES was butchered by BERRA in a 2 minute one-sided contest.
M.T. LANE luckily beat REYNOLDS in a action packed 4 minute master vs. amateur match.
CELEDON devastated FRATSFAN NOBLE in a 1 minute mismatched match.
MARIA handily defeated TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
ZANTHOR vanquished SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 2 minute uneven duel.
JESPIX vanquished CRUZIA GARDETT in a 1 minute uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   0 -  0     100  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         AIMED BLOW         5 -   2 -  0      71  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   3 -  1      70  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   2 -  1      67  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    21 -  11 -  1      66  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK    3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-LUNGE       10 -  11 -  0      48  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         TOTAL PARRY        5 -   9 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         BASHING ATTACK     0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 419 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-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  3         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  2         2  WALL OF STEEL  
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    ELEPHANT DUNG 2723          6   0  0   88 WILD KINGDOM (320)
WALL OF STEEL    BERRA 2672                 12   4  1   66 1949 YANKEES (316)
PARRY-LUNGE      VALNAKAUR 2695             17  13  1   65 WAYFARERS (248)
LUNGING ATTACK   DIMAGGIO 2705               5   2  0   42 1949 YANKEES (316)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is VALNAKAUR 2695.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was REYNOLDS 2738.  The ten other most popular fighters were CARRON RHODES 2729, 
ELEPHANT DUNG 2723, BERRA 2672, CELEDON 2735, DIMAGGIO 2705, ATRION 2733, M.T. LANE 
2720, MARIA 2736, JESPIX 2747, and RASCHI 2739.

The least popular fighter this week was CRUZIA GARDETT 2748.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were HYRAM CARTER 2728, VALNAKAUR 2695, ZANTHOR 2732, RASCHI 2739, 
JESPIX 2747, MARIA 2736, M.T. LANE 2720, ATRION 2733, DIMAGGIO 2705, and CELEDON 
2735.