DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/15/2008    Duedate: 01/28/2008

AMEN-TEI ARENA

DM-63    TURN-420

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ELEPHANT DUNG
WILD KINGDOM (320)
(63-2723) [7-0-0,95]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

VALNAKAUR                      ELEPHANT DUNG
WAYFARERS (248)                WILD KINGDOM (320)
(63-2695) [17-14-1,66]         (63-2723) [7-0-0,95]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

VALNAKAUR                      HYRAM CARTER
WAYFARERS (248)                WAYFARERS (248)
(63-2695) [17-14-1,66]         (63-2728) [6-4-0,29]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE EXILED ONES (31)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BIBLICAL HAMMERZ (321)      35
2. WAYFARERS (248)             23      1949 YANKEES (316)
3. THE EXILED ONES (31)        11      Unchartered Team
4. WILD KINGDOM (320)           7
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)         7   0  0  100   1/ 1 THE EXILED ONES (31)     11  4 2
 2/ 0*BIBLICAL HAMMERZ (321)     3   2  0 60.0   2/ 3 WAYFARERS (248)           7  8 0
 3/ 3 1949 YANKEES (316)        40  32  6 55.6   3/ 2 1949 YANKEES (316)        4  7 1
 4/ 4 THE EXILED ONES (31)     385 317 15 54.8   4/ 4*WILD KINGDOM (320)        3  0 0
 5/ 5 WAYFARERS (248)          604 638 14 48.6   5/ 0*BIBLICAL HAMMERZ (321)    3  2 0
 6- 6 SUPERIOR FORCES 54 (302)  30  40  0 42.9   6- 5 SUPERIOR FORCES 54 (302)  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 291): LORD BYRON of SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 584): DIRK DARKBLADE of IMMORTALS (Dartor, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 584): SCRUFF of THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 577): JACKSON of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 573): MANUEL PEREZ of MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 573): FLEX of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 571): MOLDRAUN of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 566): JACK STRAW of THE WARLOCKS (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 535): TRIANGLE MAN of NEUROMANCERS (Rude Buddha, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 526): FORANDIN of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 517): BUNKER of SONS OF TULL (Gerald Bostock, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 239): INSOLENT IRIS of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 419): ELEPHANT DUNG of WILD KINGDOM (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 192): OBSESSION of SCENT OF A WOMAN (The Sentinel, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 469): LUCIAS CLAY of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 291): SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 584): BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 584): THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 577): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 573): MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 573): AMAZONS (?, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 571): GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 566): GOTHIC (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 535): FRENETIC CREED (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 526): WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 517): FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 239): FIRE INC. (Wretch, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 419): THE EXILED ONES (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 192): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 469): SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 584): DIRK DARKBLADE of IMMORTALS (Dartor, mgr.)
                   (turn 583): JACKHAMMER of NEVERWAKE (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 583): BWUCE REE of FOREIGN LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 526): FORANDIN of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 516): JUANITA of FANIDLS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 239): INSOLENT IRIS of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 191): AIKEN of SUPERIOR FORCES

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster, back to give you this week's Spy Report.  Sit 
back in your seats and we'll have more fun than a barrel of Zontanis.  Hey everybody, 
watch out for GALATIANS HAMMER, who flew up 20 points in the rankings after mashing 
JESPIX like a melon.  Keep your eye on this gal.  Ya know, some days it doesn't pay 
to walk out on the sands.  JESPIX was overcame by GALATIANS HAMMER and drops 9 
points.  Going for the gusto and coming up with aught but bloody knuckles was 
AMEN-TEI's M. CHARDINEE, who was turned away from the Duelmastership by ELEPHANT 
DUNG.  4 out of 5 gladiators surveyed protect the body, so try and avoid aiming at 
that location.   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the AMEN-TEI arena.  Did you 
hear that THE EXILED ONES was most avoided team this week?  Well, knowing the 
personal hygiene of THE EXILED ONES' warriors, I'm not surprised!  Okay, so I may not 
be funny, but catch 1949 YANKEES' act in the arena.  Those acrobats seem to be fairly 
deft at running from THE EXILED ONES.   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  Here's some advice:  warriors 
with little wit and will may encounter problems on the trail to the Isle.   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in AMEN-TEI have no 
sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  Okay, so I may not be the 
world's best comedian, but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  Its been 
real, and its been fun, but it hasn't been real fun...-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ELEPHANT DUNG 2723            7   0  0    95       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                  
 VALNAKAUR 2695               17  14  1    66       WAYFARERS (248)
-BERRA 2672                   12   4  1    66       1949 YANKEES (316)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 M.T. LANE 2720               10  11  0    45       WAYFARERS (248)
-DIMAGGIO 2705                 5   2  0    42       1949 YANKEES (316)
 MARIA 2736                    3   1  1    34       THE EXILED ONES (31)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HYRAM CARTER 2728             6   4  0    29       WAYFARERS (248)
 CELEDON 2735                  3   1  0    28       THE EXILED ONES (31)
 ATRION 2733                   3   1  0    26       THE EXILED ONES (31)
 ZANTHOR 2732                  3   1  0    25       THE EXILED ONES (31)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GALATIANS HAMMER 2743         1   0  0    20       BIBLICAL HAMMERZ (321)
 CRUZIA GARDETT 2748           1   1  0    12       WAYFARERS (248)
 JESPIX 2747                   2   1  1     8       THE EXILED ONES (31)
 ZEPHANIA HAMMER 2740          1   0  0     8       BIBLICAL HAMMERZ (321)
 RASCHI 2739                   1   3  1     7       1949 YANKEES (316)
 EPHESIANS HAMMER 2744         1   0  0     5       BIBLICAL HAMMERZ (321)
 YALO TACTSIE 2750             0   1  0     1       WAYFARERS (248)
 LEVITICUS HAMMER 2741         0   1  0     1       BIBLICAL HAMMERZ (321)
 ZECHARIAH HAMMER 2742         0   1  0     1       BIBLICAL HAMMERZ (321)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
REYNOLDS 2738           2  2 0 1949 YANKEES 316     MARIA 2736            420   
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

All Ameners -- Hammer sends his greetings!  Some of us are candidates for the
proposed ADM No Tourney Arena! -- Biblical Hammerz

Elephant Dung -- Like I want to get closely involved with you?  I don't think so! --
Valnakaur
P.S.  I presume that since you learned five skills, you unnatural, tourney-skilled
wretch, you'll be back.  I'll hold my breath.

Dimaggio -- Ouch.  You yanked me four ways from breakfast, I felt like I was being
drawn and quartered.  Darned near looked like it, too, if I can judge by the seams
the Infimarians left when they sewed me back together.  Major ouch. -- Hyram Carter

Berra -- Hey, I've heard of you!  Say something, you know, clever-dumb. -- Carron
Rhodes, not noted for his tact

Jorja -- I heard that!  Why do I need tact?  I'm not a tactsie. -- Carron Rhodes

Carron -- You don't need tact because you died.  Maybe you should come back as a
tactsie? -- Jorja

Reynolds -- Wow, you armor was like some kind of foil!  All shiny, but it ripped
easily.  You should get a different brand. -- M.T. Lane

Jespix -- I don't see why someone would exile you.  You're clean and not bad looking
for a human, a little mean with a blade but that's your job.  Are you (excited look)
a prince driven from your throne by treachery, maybe?  Or did you love a princess but
her father wanted her to make a better match and you had to flee ahead of a squad of
assassins?  That would be so romantic!  And she's probably pining away for you while
being married to a cruel old man who is unkind to her or Worse.  (sigh)  There are so
many intriguing possibilities. -- Cruzia Gardett

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.

15 January 2008
                                 Order of Lost Souls

     Where there is a beginning, there is an end.  Where there is a whole, there is a
part.  Where there is light, there is dark.  All these are found to be true and along
with the most important, when something is lost it can always be found.
     Many a person has walked this land in one form or another.  Some truly believe
that here is there and there is here but who really knows?  Among the peoples of this
great land many have felt lost in time and in place.  Some have gone as far as to be
lost of soul....
     Although most are thought to have been born into this world in a mortal way, no
one can be sure.  Life is something they have in a way but a torturous joke to them
in all others.  They live in a sense as they are here and now and having mind and
knowledge.  They are flesh and blood of one sort of another.  They cast a shadow as
all things living do.  Blood courses through their veins.
     These beings have become wraiths drifting here and there, knowing that they
truly belong nowhere.  Searching for that one thing that they seem to be missing or
the one thing in them that puts them beyond others.  These people have become masters
of many things as time seems to have no hold.  For not even time can find those that
are truly lost.  Many of these beings have drifted toward the gladiatorial games.  In
the blood and chaos of the arenas something holds them like no other.  It's the loss
of something they have never had or something they had so long ago it seems to have
never been.  LIFE.
     A few of the more shall we say "human" of these beings have settled into many
arenas around the land.  The loss of life and the crazed emotions of the arenas
giving them glimpses of things they longed for but seemed incapable of attaining.
     A number of these lost ones saw in each other something that might be able to
help the other.  They spent many a day traveling to and fro, for what is time to one
who it doesn't touch.  The more time they spent together the more they seemed to
change.  No one noticed the change in the others but each recognized it in himself.
Years passed and the changes stopped.  Each had been changed in different ways but
all felt more whole.  A discussion ensued between them.  They came to a realization
that in each other they had found parts of themselves that had been missing.  Then
came the next thought.  If they could find more of like minded lost ones they might
eventually find what they always wanted, their true selves.
     The group settled down to think things through.  They finally came up with an
idea they all could accept.  They would form an organization that through their
arenas through out the land they would seek out other lost ones.  If they were of
like mind they would be invited to join the group and seek that special something
they all desired.
     This was how it began and how it still is.  The Order of Lost Souls was formed
and the search began.  The original members numbered six.  They were Baphomet,
Blackstorm, Hammer, JGW, Reaper and Wretch.  These members of the Order spread their
gladiator stables through out the realm seeking others like them.  Through blood and
death they lived through others.  One day hoping to live for themselves.  For as they
all know what is lost must eventually be found....

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

RASCHI was devastated by HYRAM CARTER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
ELEPHANT DUNG vanquished M. CHARDINEE in a 3 minute uneven Title battle.
VALNAKAUR was demolished by NOBLE ASSASSIN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute uneven fight.
M.T. LANE defeated ZANTHOR in a 4 minute fight.
REYNOLDS was killed by MARIA in a 2 minute competition.
CELEDON devastated POLITE BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
ATRION devastated ZECHARIAH HAMMER in a 1 minute mismatched match.
JESPIX was handily defeated by GALATIANS HAMMER in a 1 minute uneven fight.
CRUZIA GARDETT vanquished LEVITICUS HAMMER in a 1 minute uneven duel.
EPHESIANS HAMMER won victory over YALO TACTSIE in a 4 minute beginner's fight.
ZEPHANIA HAMMER won victory over FRIENDLY CONSTABLE in a 1 minute novice's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   0 -  0     100  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         AIMED BLOW         6 -   2 -  0      75  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   4 -  1      64  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    21 -  12 -  2      64  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         STRIKING ATTACK    4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-LUNGE       12 -  12 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY        6 -   8 -  0      43  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   4 -  1      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         BASHING ATTACK     0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 420 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         2 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  2         2  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  2         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    ELEPHANT DUNG 2723          7   0  0   95 WILD KINGDOM (320)
PARRY-LUNGE      VALNAKAUR 2695             17  14  1   66 WAYFARERS (248)
LUNGING ATTACK   MARIA 2736                  3   1  1   34 THE EXILED ONES (31)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
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 HYRAM CARTER 2728.  The ten other most popular fighters were ZANTHOR 2732, CRUZIA 
GARDETT 2748, REYNOLDS 2738, MARIA 2736, CELEDON 2735, ATRION 2733, GALATIANS HAMMER 
2743, ZEPHANIA HAMMER 2740, ELEPHANT DUNG 2723, and VALNAKAUR 2695.

The least popular fighter this week was LEVITICUS HAMMER 2741.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were JESPIX 2747, ZECHARIAH HAMMER 2742, M.T. LANE 2720, RASCHI 
2739, YALO TACTSIE 2750, EPHESIANS HAMMER 2744, VALNAKAUR 2695, ELEPHANT DUNG 2723, 
ZEPHANIA HAMMER 2740, and GALATIANS HAMMER 2743.

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

     For those of you who keep track of such things, 47 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                   LAND OF FLUSH (11-4373) of CONSORTIUM CRAP (408)
                    LORD KRONOS (11-6111) of MANIACAL TUFTS (431)
                         NATAS (11-6531) of DO IT AGAIN (565)
                      TOTTI (17-5991) of ITALIAN FOOTBALL (407)
                 SIXTH SICK SHIEK (18-2940) of TONGUE TWISTERS (265)
                    SOLSBURY HILL (18-8558) of STREET PIZZA (106)
                        CAFFREY'S (21-4748) of REAL BEER (424)
                         LEE (30-4255) of LHI'S ANGELS (406)
                    PRIVATE ROOM (31-3620) of MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
                      OBERON (31-6133) of AUTUMN LIGHTNING (615)
                  PADISHAR CREEL (36-2208) of BIG LAKE BASHERS (23)
                      BLUE-GREY (55-3370) of ALL AMERICAN (362)
                    RUBBER KNIFE (57-2546) of USELESS TOOLS (345)
                       SVETLANA (57-4040) of MORDYKR KEEP (466)
                DEVIL'S ADVOCATE (68-4666) of BLOOD 4 THE MASSES (447)
                  CATASTROPHE (71-6273) of THE BROTHERHOOD 98 (708)
                        BIGFACE (82-237) of RUPTURE FARMS (43)
                        SHORT-TEMER (82-980) of LIFESPAN (165)
                        FOGGED IN (82-1298) of TEMPE '99 (225)
                           SINISTER (82-3298) of EVIL (450)
                        I-10 (82-5256) of TRIP TO TEMPE (711)
                   CAL RIPPER JR (82-6799) of ORIOLE MADNESS (967)
                 TINY ARCHIBALD (82-8174) of THE POINT GUARDS (1183)
                     LARG JOHN (82-8616) of THE MUSIC MAN (1256)
                          0002 (82-13973) of JAN 2002 (2073)
                    DEIRDRE (82-15176) of TOADS OF AMBER 2 (2276)
                 OOPSIDIDITAGAIN (82-15292) of LUROCIANS XVII (2294)
                    TV EATS MY LIFE (82-17438) of RESCUE ME (2667)
                   FLUFFY BUNNY (82-18105) of OFFENDED SANDY (2774)
                  COLLEEN (82-18383) of SUPERIOR FORCES 1305 (2828)
                 ICHIRO TRICKLE (82-19442) of NASCAR NINJAS II (3009)
                    STURM PYRE (82-19644) of DARK TOADS 03A (3046)
                     BOTTACELLI (82-22958) of HER ALTEREGO (3659)
                   UNHOLY GERBIL (82-24046) of CROSS BREED! (3837)
                       HANA (82-24461) of 4-LETTER GIRLS (3901)
                    TEEVELLA (82-24954) of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (3983)
                         1001 (82-25095) of DUMB PUDS (4011)
                OPEN UP, POLICE (82-25801) of DONT ANSWER THAT (4148)
              CRACKED AND LEAKING (82-28597) of STREET PIZZAD XXI (4657)
                     VAMPIRE (82-29366) of DARK TOADS 04V (4791)
                      WYVERN (82-29373) of DARK TOADS 04W (4792)
                  MEGALODON (82-32285) of DEVILS OF THE DEEP (5329)
                     CONCRETE (82-33162) of LUROCIANS III (5473)
                  DESSERT (82-34664) of SUPERIOR FORCES 1505 (5709)
                TURNIP TORNEDO (82-35257) of GARDEN OF EVIL II (5807)
                            XRIS (82-36974) of WOW (6113)
                        FREAKSHOW (82-38749) of 072905O (6445)

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes