DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/26/2008    Duedate: 03/10/2008

AMEN-TEI ARENA

DM-63    TURN-423

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ELEPHANT DUNG
WILD KINGDOM (320)
(63-2723) [10-0-0,109]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ELEPHANT DUNG                  GALATIANS HAMMER
WILD KINGDOM (320)             BIBLICAL HAMMERZ (321)
(63-2723) [10-0-0,109]         (63-2743) [2-1-0,18]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

VALNAKAUR                      DIMAGGIO
WAYFARERS (248)                1949 YANKEES (316)
(63-2695) [18-16-1,74]         (63-2705) [6-3-0,57]

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)        53
2. THE BIG GUYS (319)          40      WILD KINGDOM (320)
3. 1949 YANKEES (316)          23      Unchartered Team
4. OXYMORONS (322)             12
5. BIBLICAL HAMMERZ (321)       6      BIBLICAL HAMMERZ (321)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 WILD KINGDOM (320)        10   0  0  100   1/ 1 THE EXILED ONES (31)     11  4 0
 2/ 2*BIBLICAL HAMMERZ (321)     9   6  0 60.0   2/ 3*BIBLICAL HAMMERZ (321)    6  4 0
 3/ 3 THE EXILED ONES (31)     396 321 15 55.2   3/ 2 WAYFARERS (248)           6  9 0
 4/ 4 1949 YANKEES (316)        43  35  7 55.1   4/ 4 WILD KINGDOM (320)        3  0 0
 5/ 5 WAYFARERS (248)          610 647 14 48.5   5/ 6 1949 YANKEES (316)        3  3 1
 6/ 0*THE BIG GUYS (319)         2   3  1 40.0   6/ 0*THE BIG GUYS (319)        2  3 1
 7/ 6*OXYMORONS (322)            2   8  0 20.0   7/ 5*OXYMORONS (322)           2  8 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 293): LORD BYRON of SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 587): SAFFRON SKUNK of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 587): ABBOTT of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 580): JEROME of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 576): MANUEL PEREZ of MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 576): KEG STAND of BARHOPPERS (Apex, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 573): CAYLON MCCANN of STEEL CRUSADE (Cassius Calvata, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 569): IRISH CREAM of RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 538): SELVUN of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 529): LORIMINA of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 520): CADDO SCOT of BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 240): PAS DE QUARTIER of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 422): ELEPHANT DUNG of WILD KINGDOM (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 194): I OF THE KNEE DOLL of HAZAARDS OF CLONING (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 472): VAJRA VALMEJAR of SCARLET KNIGHTS (Armalias, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 293): SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 587): BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 587): OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 580): MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 576): MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 576): GOTTA GET A CLUE (?, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 573): STEEL CRUSADE (Cassius Calvata, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 569): RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 538): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 529): WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 520): FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, 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 194): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 472): SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 585): FARSHOT of NEVERWAKE (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 587): 100% of NO-HALF STEPPING (?, mgr.)
              (turn 586): SCRUFF of THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 575): DR HOOK of THE RED BLADES (Bill the Bard, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 538): SELVUN of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
              (turn 537): BELLA DEANE of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 529): LORIMINA of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 520): BUNKER of SONS OF TULL (Gerald Bostock, 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

     Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, 
I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again!  THE EXILED ONES had cause to celebrate, after 
ATRION got 23 points by beating RUTHLESS JAYWALKER.  A certain someone should cut 
down on the drinking and practice more, after losing 7 points to ZANTHOR.  (Discrete 
enough, GALATIANS HAMMER?) VALNAKAUR found out that AMEN-TEI isn't a democracy.  
You've gotta be the best to be Duelmaster here!  Word has it one team in AMEN-TEI is 
taking speech lessons to try to bore their opponent to death.  I'll bet it works.   
     So much to report, so little time!  Like a horde of jackals fleeing from the 
lion, so did the "warriors" in AMEN-TEI avoid THE EXILED ONES.  Like a pup with its 
tail between its legs, OXYMORONS scurried away from THE EXILED ONES.  Oh, the shame!  
Everyone is famous for fifteen minutes, and LEVITICUS HAMMER is it right now.  Most 
challenged warrior.  Isn't BIBLICAL HAMMERZ proud!  JESPIX found himself challenged 
by a warrior 21 below:  SURE BET.  SURE BET of OXYMORONS kept his wits as he was beat 
by JESPIX.   
     Like the wind whispering among the pines, do hearest I many disquieting rumors.  
Oh hard!  that to strike a flame, the match itself must needs be wasting!   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  Keep those sands bloody and the buzzards fat!  
AMEN-TEI, I leave you now.  The Duelmaster has agreed to foot my bill at The Swinging 
Aardvark.  'Til next time-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ELEPHANT DUNG 2723           10   0  0   109       WILD KINGDOM (320)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VALNAKAUR 2695               18  16  1    74       WAYFARERS (248)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CELEDON 2735                  6   1  0    61       THE EXILED ONES (31)
 DIMAGGIO 2705                 6   3  0    57       1949 YANKEES (316)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 M.T. LANE 2720               12  12  0    48       WAYFARERS (248)
 ATRION 2733                   5   2  0    48       THE EXILED ONES (31)
 ZANTHOR 2732                  5   2  0    43       THE EXILED ONES (31)
 MARIA 2736                    4   3  1    41       THE EXILED ONES (31)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HYRAM CARTER 2728             7   6  0    27       WAYFARERS (248)
 JESPIX 2747                   5   1  1    27       THE EXILED ONES (31)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KELLER 2749                   2   0  1    22       1949 YANKEES (316)
 CRUZIA GARDETT 2748           3   2  0    21       WAYFARERS (248)
 GALATIANS HAMMER 2743         2   1  0    18       BIBLICAL HAMMERZ (321)
 EPHESIANS HAMMER 2744         3   0  0    15       BIBLICAL HAMMERZ (321)
 FIFTY FOOTER 2719             1   0  1    14       THE BIG GUYS (319)
 TRAGIC COMEDY 2755            1   1  0    13       OXYMORONS (322)
 REDWOOD 2715                  1   0  0     9       THE BIG GUYS (319)
 ZEPHANIA HAMMER 2740          2   1  0     8       BIBLICAL HAMMERZ (321)
 LEVITICUS HAMMER 2741         2   1  0     8       BIBLICAL HAMMERZ (321)
 MAC KINLEY 2718               0   1  0     7       THE BIG GUYS (319)
 REGGIE 2717                   0   1  0     7       THE BIG GUYS (319)
 GIRLY MAN 2751                1   1  0     4       OXYMORONS (322)
 YALO TACTSIE 2750             0   4  0     4       WAYFARERS (248)
 ZECHARIAH HAMMER 2742         0   3  0     3       BIBLICAL HAMMERZ (321)
 QUIET STORM 2752              0   2  0     2       OXYMORONS (322)
 SURE BET 2753                 0   2  0     2       OXYMORONS (322)
 ORGANIZED CHAOS 2754          0   2  0     2       OXYMORONS (322)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
SHIFTYEYED VOLUN        0  0 0                      FIFTY FOOTER 2719     423  NONE
REYNOLDS 2738           2  2 0 1949 YANKEES 316     MARIA 2736            420   
SHORTY 2756             0  1 0 THE BIG GUYS 319     WURM KIN              423  NONE
CARRON RHODES 2729      6  3 0 WAYFARERS 248        BERRA 2672            419  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Elephant Dung -- Oh, gods, you did it again.  Learned four skills off me... (heavy
sigh)  I guess I live to serve.  Only I thought I was supposed to be serving, you
know, tacos.  Enchiladas.  FOOD.  Not skills.  Well, I guess, given the way the ranks
look, we're probably stuck with each other, challenges or no.  Try not to kill me,
okay? -- Valnakaur

Celedon -- I was *going* to say, "Gee, you don't look gray-green."  But Jorja smacked
me upside the head, damned violent wench that she is, and told me that the color I'm
thinking of is spelled celadon, and you're something else.  To wit, some guy.  Right.
Okay.  Teach me some skills next time, huh? -- Hyram Carter

Dimaggio -- Much can be forgiven a good student who also LOSES the fight.  Gracefully
done.  You get a gold star.  Well, maybe a silver star.  Nah, you taught me, too, so
it can be a gold one.  If there are any, where the heck did I put that box?  I know
it's around here somewhere. -- M.T. Lane

Atrion -- Did you get exiled for being obnoxiously superior?  Because I bet you were,
*I* know about elves.  Besides, much as it pains me to admit it, you ARE superior.  I
hate that. -- Yalo Tactsie
P.S.  What I really don't understand is why I'm on THIS team instead of down in
Cliffhome.  One of the inscrutabilities of the universe, I guess.

Zephania Hammer -- I think the problem is your hair.  That's totally a "nothing" do,
by which I mean it does nothing for you.  You need a trim for the split ends, maybe a
rinse--not a DYE, just a little brightener to bring out what you have, and, well,
let's face it, a perm.  We can fix this.  Come on by our place and well get right to
it. -- Cruzia Gardett

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

SHORTY was butchered by WURM KIN in a crowd pleasing 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
QUIET STORM was subdued by CRUZIA GARDETT in a 2 minute novice's Challenge melee.
TRAGIC COMEDY overpowered ZECHARIAH HAMMER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
ORGANIZED CHAOS was bested by LEVITICUS HAMMER in a 5 minute novice's Challenge fight.
SURE BET was devastated by JESPIX in a 1 minute uneven Challenge brawl.
GIRLY MAN was outlasted by EPHESIANS HAMMER in a 7 minute novice's Challenge struggle.
ELEPHANT DUNG devastated VALNAKAUR in a 1 minute one-sided Title competition.
CELEDON viciously subdued AMBITIOUS GUARD in a action packed 1 minute gruesome melee.
DIMAGGIO viciously subdued M.T. LANE in a action packed 2 minute gruesome fight.
ZANTHOR overpowered GALATIANS HAMMER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
MARIA handily defeated HYRAM CARTER in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
ATRION demolished RUTHLESS JAYWALKER in a 1 minute mismatched match.
ZEPHANIA HAMMER unbelievably bested MAC KINLEY in a 3 minute brutal novice's contest.
KELLER devastated REGGIE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched bout.
YALO TACTSIE was savagely defeated by REDWOOD in a 1 minute bloody novice's duel.
FIFTY FOOTER slaughtered SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 1 minute one-sided fray.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         PARRY-RIPOSTE     11 -   0 -  0     100  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -   4 -  0      67  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         AIMED BLOW         9 -   6 -  0      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         WALL OF STEEL      9 -   7 -  1      56  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -   7 -  3      56  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         TOTAL PARRY        7 -   7 -  0      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    19 -  20 -  2      49  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-LUNGE       12 -  17 -  0      41  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         BASHING ATTACK     0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 423 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     LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  4         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  4         2  SLASHING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    ELEPHANT DUNG 2723         10   0  0  109 WILD KINGDOM (320)
PARRY-LUNGE      VALNAKAUR 2695             18  16  1   74 WAYFARERS (248)
STRIKING ATTACK  CELEDON 2735                6   1  0   61 THE EXILED ONES (31)
LUNGING ATTACK   DIMAGGIO 2705               6   3  0   57 1949 YANKEES (316)
AIMED BLOW       ATRION 2733                 5   2  0   48 THE EXILED ONES (31)
WALL OF STEEL    ZANTHOR 2732                5   2  0   43 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 CELEDON 2735, MAC KINLEY 
2718, CRUZIA GARDETT 2748, TRAGIC COMEDY 2755, EPHESIANS HAMMER 2744, KELLER 2749, 
QUIET STORM 2752, JESPIX 2747, GIRLY MAN 2751, and ELEPHANT DUNG 2723.

The least popular fighter this week was LEVITICUS HAMMER 2741.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were ORGANIZED CHAOS 2754, YALO TACTSIE 2750, HYRAM CARTER 2728, 
GALATIANS HAMMER 2743, VALNAKAUR 2695, ZECHARIAH HAMMER 2742, FIFTY FOOTER 2719, 
REGGIE 2717, ZEPHANIA HAMMER 2740, and ZANTHOR 2732.