DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/29/2008    Duedate: 02/11/2008

AMEN-TEI ARENA

DM-63    TURN-421

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ELEPHANT DUNG
WILD KINGDOM (320)
(63-2723) [8-0-0,101]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

VALNAKAUR                      ELEPHANT DUNG
WAYFARERS (248)                WILD KINGDOM (320)
(63-2695) [18-14-1,70]         (63-2723) [8-0-0,101]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

VALNAKAUR                      ZANTHOR
WAYFARERS (248)                THE EXILED ONES (31)
(63-2695) [18-14-1,70]         (63-2732) [3-2-0,26]

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)        24
2. WAYFARERS (248)             10      THE EXILED ONES (31)
3. WILD KINGDOM (320)           6      Unchartered Team
4. BIBLICAL HAMMERZ (321)       0
5. 1949 YANKEES (316)           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)         8   0  0  100   1/ 1 THE EXILED ONES (31)     10  5 1
 2- 2*BIBLICAL HAMMERZ (321)     3   2  0 60.0   2/ 2 WAYFARERS (248)           7  8 0
 3- 3 1949 YANKEES (316)        40  32  6 55.6   3/ 4*WILD KINGDOM (320)        3  0 0
 4/ 4 THE EXILED ONES (31)     387 320 15 54.7   4- 5*BIBLICAL HAMMERZ (321)    3  2 0
 5/ 5 WAYFARERS (248)          607 640 14 48.7   5- 3 1949 YANKEES (316)        2  4 1

    '*'   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 585): ONEWOLF of WOLFBROTHERS (Doc Steele, 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 574): 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 536): TRIANGLE MAN of NEUROMANCERS (Rude Buddha, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 527): LORIMINA of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 518): MICK JAGGER of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 239): INSOLENT IRIS of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 420): ELEPHANT DUNG of WILD KINGDOM (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 193): BENITO CHATTE of THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 470): VAJRA VALMEJAR of SCARLET KNIGHTS (Armalias, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 291): SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 585): DEADMAN'S HAND (Doc Steele, 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 574): 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 536): FRENETIC CREED (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 527): WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 518): FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 239): FIRE INC. (Wretch, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 420): THE EXILED ONES (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 192): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 470): SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 585): FARSHOT of NEVERWAKE (Doc Steele, mgr.)
                   (turn 584): DIRK DARKBLADE of IMMORTALS (Dartor, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 583): BWUCE REE of FOREIGN LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 536): TRIANGLE MAN of NEUROMANCERS (Rude Buddha, 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  46 ARDIVENT (turn 518): MICK JAGGER of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 239): INSOLENT IRIS of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 191): AIKEN of SUPERIOR FORCES Y4 (Manager, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Ready for some action-packed adventure, some thrills, chills and spills?  Well 
fergit it, cause this is the Spyreport for AMEN-TEI.  MVP award for CELEDON?  THE 
EXILED ONES' proud of him after beating THE HONEST MERCHANT and getting 20 points.  
Talk about yer big time losers!  ATRION got smashed by HYRAM CARTER, and lost 8 
points!  Don't you think the Duelmaster is being unfair?  I think ELEPHANT DUNG 
should let VIRGINAL CONCUBINE be Duelmaster for a while, without fighting about it.  
Who was the wiseguy that said AMEN-TEI's Duelmaster was paying for drinks at The 
Warty Toad?  Don't look at me!   
     So just why would someone becomes a warrior anyway?  It can't be for these 
really neat Spyreports can it?  The warriors of 1949 YANKEES must be getting lonely.  
They were the most avoided team.  Do you guys know something that I don't?  I don't 
know what THE EXILED ONES' been doing.  They certainly haven't been accepting many 
fights from 1949 YANKEES, that's fer sher.  For sure, I was holding my breath when I 
found out ZANTHOR challenged M.T. LANE.  After all, haven't THE EXILED ONES and 
WAYFARERS had a long standing duel in AMEN-TEI?  It wasn't a spectacular fight, or 
anything, but M.T. LANE wants me to write about it since he overcame ZANTHOR.  
Satisfied?   
     Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other!  Don't you guys ever give 
it a break?  Hey you guys, don't you think your families would like to hear from you? 
Write!  (Or have someone write for you.)  
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I know how much you like reading this stuff, but I really should stop.  I had 
a fun time, see you later-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ELEPHANT DUNG 2723            8   0  0   101       WILD KINGDOM (320)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VALNAKAUR 2695               18  14  1    70       WAYFARERS (248)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BERRA 2672                   12   4  1    66       1949 YANKEES (316)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CELEDON 2735                  4   1  0    48       THE EXILED ONES (31)
 M.T. LANE 2720               11  11  0    47       WAYFARERS (248)
-DIMAGGIO 2705                 5   2  0    42       1949 YANKEES (316)
 HYRAM CARTER 2728             7   4  0    39       WAYFARERS (248)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MARIA 2736                    3   2  1    33       THE EXILED ONES (31)
 ZANTHOR 2732                  3   2  0    26       THE EXILED ONES (31)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JESPIX 2747                   3   1  1    20       THE EXILED ONES (31)
-GALATIANS HAMMER 2743         1   0  0    20       BIBLICAL HAMMERZ (321)
 ATRION 2733                   3   2  0    18       THE EXILED ONES (31)
-ZEPHANIA HAMMER 2740          1   0  0     8       BIBLICAL HAMMERZ (321)
-RASCHI 2739                   1   3  1     7       1949 YANKEES (316)
 CRUZIA GARDETT 2748           1   2  0     5       WAYFARERS (248)
-EPHESIANS HAMMER 2744         1   0  0     5       BIBLICAL HAMMERZ (321)
 YALO TACTSIE 2750             0   2  0     2       WAYFARERS (248)
-ZECHARIAH HAMMER 2742         0   1  0     1       BIBLICAL HAMMERZ (321)
-LEVITICUS HAMMER 2741         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  NOT REVENGED
CARRON RHODES 2729      6  3 0 WAYFARERS 248        BERRA 2672            419   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

All Ameners -- Quite a Cozy Combat Zone Here!  Hammer Sends His Greetings! --
Biblical Hammerz

Raschi -- Wow, you sound like something hanging around in the back of the throat and
being hawked up.  Must be unpleasant, probably interferes with your breathing, all
that kind of stuff, hmm?  I tried to help knock and scrape it loose for you. -- Hyram
Carter

Ah, rats, the "Noble Assassin."  What a crock.  If he'd been truly noble, he would
have realized that noblesse oblige meant he should have LOST THE FIGHT.  But did he?
Heck, no, he hogged the glory and the victor's purse for himself. -- Valnakaur

Zanthor -- That match was good luck for you, as you clearly NEEDED a loss to keep
your head from swelling.  And I'm always glad to oblige with little services of that
nature.  Any time.  Just ask. -- M.T. Lane

Leviticus Hammer -- (looking WAY up)  So, it's true!  There were giants in the earth
in those days. -- Cruzia Gardett
P.S.  Got a lot of clang there, don't you?  I thought that was mostly a dwarven
thing.

Ephesians Hammer -- How can you do that to me?  Not even a TIP?  See if I ever give
you my special rate again. -- Yalo Tactsie
P.S.  Note that my name does NOT mean I'm required to be tactful.  You'll just have
to settle for me being handsome.
P.P.S.  Ah, but I see that the Commission actually got it RIGHT, and I am blond,
which is to say, a Fratsfan.  This is as it should be.

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....

28 January 2008
CALLING ALL THUGS, BRUTES, OGRES, QUARTER HALF WITS, SHALLOW HALBERD ENTHUSIASTS AND
MAUL RATS:  Since the Bashing style has often been maligned in the forums, it is time
to give the style a little tough love with the following concept:  An ALL-BASHER
arena.  The rules are simple--enter the arena as a rookie basher.  That's it.  RSI
said I need to get 20 managers on board and I'm about half way there.  If you are
interested in taking part, PM me in the forums or email me:  chase at accesspr.com
and put D2 in the subject header.

Chase a.k.a. SwineTiger

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ZANTHOR was unbelievably bested by M.T. LANE in a 5 minute bloody Challenge fight.
JESPIX vanquished CRUZIA GARDETT in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
ELEPHANT DUNG demolished VIRGINAL CONCUBINE in a 1 minute uneven Title fight.
VALNAKAUR devastated MARIA in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
CELEDON overpowered THE HONEST MERCHANT in a 1 minute mismatched match.
ATRION was devastated by HYRAM CARTER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
YALO TACTSIE was bested by TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 4 minute bloody amateur's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   0 -  0     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         STRIKING ATTACK    5 -   3 -  0      63  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         AIMED BLOW         6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK    19 -  13 -  2      59  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   5 -  1      58  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-LUNGE       13 -  12 -  0      52  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   4 -  1      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         TOTAL PARRY        5 -   8 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         BASHING ATTACK     0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 421 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     AIMED BLOW         0 -  2         3  PARRY-LUNGE    
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                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          8   0  0  101 WILD KINGDOM (320)
PARRY-LUNGE      VALNAKAUR 2695             18  14  1   70 WAYFARERS (248)
STRIKING ATTACK  CELEDON 2735                4   1  0   48 THE EXILED ONES (31)
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 ZANTHOR 2732.  The ten other most popular fighters were VALNAKAUR 2695, CELEDON 
2735, JESPIX 2747, ELEPHANT DUNG 2723, HYRAM CARTER 2728, YALO TACTSIE 2750, M.T. 
LANE 2720, CRUZIA GARDETT 2748, MARIA 2736, and ATRION 2733.

The least popular fighter this week was ATRION 2733.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MARIA 2736, CRUZIA GARDETT 2748, M.T. LANE 2720, YALO TACTSIE 2750, 
HYRAM CARTER 2728, ELEPHANT DUNG 2723, JESPIX 2747, CELEDON 2735, VALNAKAUR 2695, and 
ZANTHOR 2732.