DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/12/2008    Duedate: 02/25/2008

AMEN-TEI ARENA

DM-63    TURN-422

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ELEPHANT DUNG
WILD KINGDOM (320)
(63-2723) [9-0-0,103]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

VALNAKAUR                      ELEPHANT DUNG
WAYFARERS (248)                WILD KINGDOM (320)
(63-2695) [18-15-1,75]         (63-2723) [9-0-0,103]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

VALNAKAUR                      DIMAGGIO
WAYFARERS (248)                1949 YANKEES (316)
(63-2695) [18-15-1,75]         (63-2705) [5-3-0,41]

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)        22
2. WAYFARERS (248)             20      THE EXILED ONES (31)
3. 1949 YANKEES (316)          12      Unchartered Team
4. OXYMORONS (322)             11
5. BIBLICAL HAMMERZ (321)      11      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)         9   0  0  100   1/ 1 THE EXILED ONES (31)      9  6 1
 2/ 2*BIBLICAL HAMMERZ (321)     6   4  0 60.0   2/ 2 WAYFARERS (248)           8  7 0
 3/ 4 THE EXILED ONES (31)     391 321 15 54.9   3/ 4*BIBLICAL HAMMERZ (321)    6  4 0
 4/ 3 1949 YANKEES (316)        41  35  7 53.9   4/ 3*WILD KINGDOM (320)        3  0 0
 5/ 5 WAYFARERS (248)          609 643 14 48.6   5/ 0*OXYMORONS (322)           1  4 0
 6/ 0*OXYMORONS (322)            1   4  0 20.0   6/ 5 1949 YANKEES (316)        1  5 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 292): LORD BYRON of SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 586): ONEWOLF of WOLFBROTHERS (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 586): SCRUFF of THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 579): CHUCKER ISTTA of MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 575): MANUEL PEREZ of MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 575): DR HOOK of THE RED BLADES (Bill the Bard, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 572): CAYLON MCCANN of STEEL CRUSADE (Cassius Calvata, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 568): JACK STRAW of THE WARLOCKS (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 537): SELVUN of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 528): LORIMINA of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 519): TUVOLD of TUFT-TASTIC! (Adie, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 240): PAS DE QUARTIER of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, 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 471): VAJRA VALMEJAR of SCARLET KNIGHTS (Armalias, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 292): SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 586): NEVERWAKE (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 586): THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 579): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 575): MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 575): AMAZONS (?, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 572): GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 568): RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 537): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 528): WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 519): BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 240): FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 421): THE EXILED ONES (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 192): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 471): SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 585): FARSHOT of NEVERWAKE (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 586): SCRUFF of THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 575): DR HOOK of THE RED BLADES (Bill the Bard, mgr.)
                  (turn 574): FLEX of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 537): BELLA DEANE of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
              (turn 536): TRIANGLE MAN of NEUROMANCERS (Rude Buddha, 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

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
AMEN-TEI brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Of course, we're all terribly 
impressed to see KELLER win a fight and gain 15 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, CELEDON 
beat HYRAM CARTER and HYRAM CARTER lost 7 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And if 
variety is the spice of life, AMEN-TEI may be getting bland, as ELEPHANT DUNG stays 
top dog in the city.  The Warty Toad, humph!  I've tasted better ale at mortuaries.  
Where do they get this stuff?  From AMEN-TEI's trash dumps?   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  
WAYFARERS, I suppose you'll be glad to know you were this turn's most avoided team.  
Care to know who is the most afraid of you?  And it looks like WILD KINGDOM avoided 
them the most this turn.  What a pack of would be losers, if you ask me.  Hmph.  M.T. 
LANE was challenged more times this turn than the Duelmaster.  Now was the DM 
insulted or feared?  Heh, heh.   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for AMEN-TEI's 
morgue.  More variety.  I could say I saw this coming, but so could anyone else.  
Anyway, this turn it came.  BERRA's 12-4-1 has earned him the Dark Arena.  And 
sending BERRA to the Dark Arena was supposed to be one of your better ideas, 1949 
YANKEES?  We're all going to die in the end, so why worry if the fate catches up with 
you sooner that later?   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Phlllt!  Just had to do that before 
I leave the fine city of AMEN-TEI.  I feel much better now.  I see the crowds are 
getting restless, I must leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ELEPHANT DUNG 2723            9   0  0   103       WILD KINGDOM (320)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VALNAKAUR 2695               18  15  1    75       WAYFARERS (248)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CELEDON 2735                  5   1  0    59       THE EXILED ONES (31)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 M.T. LANE 2720               12  11  0    54       WAYFARERS (248)
 DIMAGGIO 2705                 5   3  0    41       1949 YANKEES (316)
 ZANTHOR 2732                  4   2  0    34       THE EXILED ONES (31)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HYRAM CARTER 2728             7   5  0    32       WAYFARERS (248)
 MARIA 2736                    3   3  1    27       THE EXILED ONES (31)
 ATRION 2733                   4   2  0    25       THE EXILED ONES (31)
 GALATIANS HAMMER 2743         2   0  0    25       BIBLICAL HAMMERZ (321)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JESPIX 2747                   4   1  1    22       THE EXILED ONES (31)
 CRUZIA GARDETT 2748           2   2  0    19       WAYFARERS (248)
 KELLER 2749                   1   0  1    15       1949 YANKEES (316)
 EPHESIANS HAMMER 2744         2   0  0     9       BIBLICAL HAMMERZ (321)
 GIRLY MAN 2751                1   0  0     7       OXYMORONS (322)
 LEVITICUS HAMMER 2741         1   1  0     6       BIBLICAL HAMMERZ (321)
 ZEPHANIA HAMMER 2740          1   1  0     4       BIBLICAL HAMMERZ (321)
 YALO TACTSIE 2750             0   3  0     3       WAYFARERS (248)
 ZECHARIAH HAMMER 2742         0   2  0     2       BIBLICAL HAMMERZ (321)
 QUIET STORM 2752              0   1  0     1       OXYMORONS (322)
 TRAGIC COMEDY 2755            0   1  0     1       OXYMORONS (322)
 SURE BET 2753                 0   1  0     1       OXYMORONS (322)
 ORGANIZED CHAOS 2754          0   1  0     1       OXYMORONS (322)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
FRIENDLY CONSTAB        0  0 0                      KELLER 2749           422  NONE
BERRA 2672             12  5 1 1949 YANKEES 316     SHEWISH GIANT         422  NONE
RASCHI 2739             1  4 1 1949 YANKEES 316     BLACK ORC             422  NONE
REYNOLDS 2738           2  2 0 1949 YANKEES 316     MARIA 2736            420   
CARRON RHODES 2729      6  3 0 WAYFARERS 248        BERRA 2672            419   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Zanthor -- I can't believe you only learned two skills!  What were you doing that you
couldn't pay attention?  I'm a superb demonstrator.  You should have learned SIX
skills.  Failing that, you should have taught me more than one.  Pull yourself
together and do the job right. -- M.T. Lane

Zanthor -- To have learned two skills of that dull-witted idiot was excellent.  And
you taught him one as well!  Amazing.  You have nothing with which to reproach
yourself. -- Valnakaur

Jespix -- You're probably in league with the Ruthless Jaywalker.  Don't bother to
deny it, I can TELL. -- Cruzia Gardett

Maria -- I have to tell you, I was shocked.  Totally shocked.  The bloodshot eyes,
the wine-biber's nose, and above all...the beard!  Gods, you aren't even female! --
Valnakaur
P.S.  It's no wonder you were exiled.  Your brazen ways would make a dog blush!

Atrion -- Those arena scribes!  Of course I was ready and EAGER to grant you mercy!
I love mercy.  I am, in fact, very mercy-nary. -- Hyram Carter

A Trustworthy Scribe?  There IS no such creature! -- Yalo Tactsie the Indignant

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

2 February 2008
ATTENTION EVERYONE -- In March I am going to do manager lists for all arenas.  This
is part of my ongoing and undoubtedly largely futile attempt to get my lists
organized.  If you think I might not know who you are or if you think I might and
you'd rather I not share that information, let me know this month!  You can e-mail
me at Sue at solberg dash mathews dot com (replacing the at, dash and dot with
appropriate characters.  You can send a diplo to The Saint.  You can put an ad in
the newsletter.  Semaphore doesn't work so well, nor does telepathy. -- The Saint,
keeper of lists

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BERRA was dealt death by SHEWISH GIANT in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
RASCHI was dispatched by BLACK ORC in a action packed 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
ELEPHANT DUNG defeated VALNAKAUR in a crowd pleasing 1 minute bloody Title duel.
CELEDON overpowered HYRAM CARTER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided fight.
DIMAGGIO was unbelievably bested by M.T. LANE in a popular 3 minute bloody duel.
ZANTHOR overpowered CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
MARIA was overpowered by RUTHLESS JAYWALKER in a 1 minute uneven melee.
ATRION vanquished YALO TACTSIE in a 1 minute gory uneven duel.
ZEPHANIA HAMMER was vanquished by CRUZIA GARDETT in a 1 minute gory one-sided duel.
LEVITICUS HAMMER beat QUIET STORM in a popular 1 minute novice's melee.
ZECHARIAH HAMMER was subdued by GIRLY MAN in a 1 minute amateur's match.
GALATIANS HAMMER devastated SURE BET in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
EPHESIANS HAMMER bested TRAGIC COMEDY in a 3 minute amateur's bout.
JESPIX overcame ORGANIZED CHAOS in a 1 minute beginner's fight.
KELLER assassinated FRIENDLY CONSTABLE in a 1 minute uneven struggle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -   0 -  0     100  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         AIMED BLOW         8 -   5 -  0      62  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         STRIKING ATTACK    6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   5 -  2      55  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         LUNGING ATTACK    18 -  16 -  2      53  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-LUNGE       14 -  13 -  0      52  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   7 -  1      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY        6 -   7 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         BASHING ATTACK     0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 422 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      2 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         3  PARRY-LUNGE    
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  3         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  5         1  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    ELEPHANT DUNG 2723          9   0  0  103 WILD KINGDOM (320)
PARRY-LUNGE      VALNAKAUR 2695             18  15  1   75 WAYFARERS (248)
STRIKING ATTACK  CELEDON 2735                5   1  0   59 THE EXILED ONES (31)
TOTAL PARRY      M.T. LANE 2720             12  11  0   54 WAYFARERS (248)
LUNGING ATTACK   DIMAGGIO 2705               5   3  0   41 1949 YANKEES (316)
WALL OF STEEL    ZANTHOR 2732                4   2  0   34 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 DIMAGGIO 2705.  The ten other most popular fighters were BERRA 2672, CELEDON 
2735, ELEPHANT DUNG 2723, M.T. LANE 2720, ATRION 2733, CRUZIA GARDETT 2748, QUIET 
STORM 2752, GIRLY MAN 2751, TRAGIC COMEDY 2755, and KELLER 2749.

The least popular fighter this week was ORGANIZED CHAOS 2754.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SURE BET 2753, ZEPHANIA HAMMER 2740, YALO TACTSIE 2750, 
ZECHARIAH HAMMER 2742, LEVITICUS HAMMER 2741, MARIA 2736, HYRAM CARTER 2728, 
VALNAKAUR 2695, JESPIX 2747, and EPHESIANS HAMMER 2744.