DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/03/2008    Duedate: 06/16/2008

AMEN-TEI ARENA

DM-63    TURN-430

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DIMAGGIO
1949 YANKEES (316)
(63-2705) [10-3-0,98]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DIMAGGIO                       POSITION IS EMPTY
1949 YANKEES (316)             
(63-2705) [10-3-0,98]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CELEDON                        MARIA
THE EXILED ONES (31)           THE EXILED ONES (31)
(63-2735) [8-6-0,64]           (63-2736) [8-6-2,72]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

1949 YANKEES (316)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE EXILED ONES (31)        30
2. 1949 YANKEES (316)          25      1949 YANKEES (316)
3. WAYFARERS (248)             21      Unchartered Team
4. BIBLICAL HAMMERZ (321)     -27
                                       HOGAN'S HEROES (47)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 1949 YANKEES (316)        53  38  7 58.2   1/ 2 1949 YANKEES (316)        8  1 0
 2/ 1 BIBLICAL HAMMERZ (321)    28  22  1 56.0   2/ 3 THE EXILED ONES (31)      8  7 0
 3/ 3 THE EXILED ONES (31)     416 336 17 55.3   3/ 1 BIBLICAL HAMMERZ (321)    7  8 1
 4/ 4 WAYFARERS (248)          625 667 14 48.4   4/ 4 WAYFARERS (248)           4 11 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

        + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ The Andorian Succession #6 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

The Isle of the Eye:

     Four steps into the woods and they couldn't see the clearing and the cart, or
hear even the distant murmuring of voices.  It wasn't that the undegrowth was heavy,
it was just... as though there was a barrier of some kind which they had just
crossed.  And it was hotter in here under the trees, with the air absolutely
motionless.  Even to speak here seemed like it would be an offense.
     Whispering, Gissanniah said, "We should go back.  Closer to the edge, where we
can still see out."
     Senator Sedalia considered arguing, good, solid arguments such as that they
didn't want to risk someone seeing in and spotting them.  He shook his head.
Gissanniah was right, the risk of getting lost here was worse.  He looked down.  His
feet were pressed into the leaf mold under the trees, and would leave visible
footprints.  Starting here.  There were no other visible footprints marking their
entry into the woods.  "Which way is back?"

Halfway between Seam and Tarrgir:

     Lenpro looked at Fandil and raised an eyebrow in question.
     Fandil shook his head.  "I've no idea what's going on here.  I can't think of
any reason for a... a guard post on this road.  It isn't a border."
     Lenpro considered that and shook his head.  "It is, though.  The border between
the Clanholds and Convincia must run right along here."
     "Not an external border," Fandil insisted.  "There's no reason to patrol an
internal--"
     "Let's ask them."  Lenpro nodded at the soldiers standing in the road ahead.
"In fact, we'd better go up to them before they decide our hesitation here is
suspicious!"  He nudged his horse with a heel, walking it forward.
     The soldiers formed up to make it clear that no one was to pass without their
approval, and an officer stepped out in front of them to meet the travelers.
     Fandil nodded politely to them all and said, "Good day.  What's afoot here?"
     "We've orders to turn back any Aruaki who try to leave the Clanhold territory,"
the officer said.  He was firm, but not belligerent.  For him, clearly, it was just a
case of doing his job.
     "Why?" Lenpro asked.
     The officer shrugged.  "I am not privy to policy.  All I have are the orders."
     "How do you tell for sure that someone is or is not Aruaki?" Fandil asked,
looking around for a magician.
     "We have been provided with a device."  The officer's tone was a little sour,
now.  He gestured at a framework of three poles, two vertical with the third uniting
the upper ends.  It was about the size of a normal doorway.  "If you pass through
that without setting off the alarm, then you have no Aruaki blood and are free to go 
on into Convincia."
     "Doesn't that seem a little unfair?" Fandil asked.
     "No.  It seems like a very clear order from my superior officer.  I have been
told the Aruaki are still carrying the plague of shape-changing," he added, "and the
gods know how much damage they did among normal people when they Changed and went
berserk."
     Fandil opened his mouth to argue further, but Lenpro stopped him.  "This man has
his orders and must obey them," the Iayean manager pointed out.  Our quarrel, if we
have one--there's a lot of point in that business of the plague, you know--our
quarrel must be with those who established the policy and issued the orders."
     "I don't like it," Fandil growled.  "But you're right."  He sighed, nodded an
apology to the soldier, and dismounted to walk through the test-doorway.

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                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 296): UNHOLY TERROR of BLOOD RITES (Wretch, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 594): CHIEF SITTING BULL of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 594): GINKOR of THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 587): CHUCKER ISTTA of MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 583): MIRESSEA POOLE of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 583): KEG STAND of BARHOPPERS (Apex, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 580): CALONYMUS of STEEL CRUSADE (Cassius Calvata, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 576): PRIVATE PERNA of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 545): LON CHANEY JR. of MEN OF 1,000 FACES (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 536): RAMBLING OX of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 527): BANNIR PARK of BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 244): PAINFUL PANSY of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 429): ATRION of THE EXILED ONES (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 197): TRYPTOPHAN of SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 479): AXLY HIMSELF of GERFEL'S FRIENDS (Generalissimo Puerco)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 296): THE ANIMALS (The Zoo Keeper, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 594): ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 594): ALL THE MUN'S MEN (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 587): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 583): MEDAL OF HONOR F3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 583): BARHOPPERS (Apex, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 580): GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 576): RED DOG GANG (Jojra, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 545): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 536): WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 527): FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 244): FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 429): BIBLICAL HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 197): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 479): SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 296): HAMMURABI of SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 594): WALK THE LINE of ELFQUEST (Armalias, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 594): MOLYNEUX of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 587): CHUCKER ISTTA of MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
               (turn 586): JEROME OF KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 583): MIRESSEA POOLE of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 576): PRIVATE PERNA of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
             (turn 575): FENCE POST of RED DOG GANG (Jojra, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 544): ELDA MAINZ of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 526): CUTTER of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 243): IGOR MALMORT of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 196): I OF THE KNEE DOLL of HAZAARDS OF CLONGING (Crip, 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.  Later days, BIBLICAL HAMMERZ, since 
1949 YANKEES took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  Now let's all 
watch THE EXILED ONES' heads swell from their 4-1-0 this turn.  Haa ha ha ha!  Big 
shots, big talk, big deal.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed to see ZANTHOR 
win a fight and gain 18 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, ZANTHOR beat GALATIANS HAMMER 
and GALATIANS HAMMER lost 15 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And it's out with 
the old, in with the new, as DIMAGGIO takes the Title and last week's bar tab from 
the old Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  I'm not in a very good mood today, but why am I 
telling you this?  You want to know what's new, don't you, AMEN-TEI?   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for AMEN-TEI's 
morgue.  More variety.  Now hey, I like to see a death as much as the next guy, but 
hey 1949 YANKEES, whyja send KELLER to the Dark Arena, look at his record, huh?  
Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only shines through use.  Certain nameless 
cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     What does the AMEN-TEI arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  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                  
 DIMAGGIO 2705                10   3  0    98       1949 YANKEES (316)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ATRION 2733                  10   4  1    75       THE EXILED ONES (31)
 CRUZIA GARDETT 2748           9   3  0    75       WAYFARERS (248)
 MARIA 2736                    8   6  2    72       THE EXILED ONES (31)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CELEDON 2735                  8   6  0    64       THE EXILED ONES (31)
 M.T. LANE 2720               14  17  0    59       WAYFARERS (248)
 EPHESIANS HAMMER 2744         8   2  0    58       BIBLICAL HAMMERZ (321)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JESPIX 2747                  10   3  1    55       THE EXILED ONES (31)
 ZANTHOR 2732                  9   5  0    53       THE EXILED ONES (31)
 ZECHARIAH HAMMER 2742         4   6  0    44       BIBLICAL HAMMERZ (321)
 HYRAM CARTER 2728             8  12  0    36       WAYFARERS (248)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GALATIANS HAMMER 2743         6   4  1    32       BIBLICAL HAMMERZ (321)
 YALO TACTSIE 2750             3   8  0    24       WAYFARERS (248)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TOMMY HENRICH 2759            3   0  0    22       1949 YANKEES (316)
-BILLY JOHNSON 2758            1   0  0    22       1949 YANKEES (316)
 ZEPHANIA HAMMER 2740          5   5  0    20       BIBLICAL HAMMERZ (321)
 LEVITICUS HAMMER 2741         5   5  0    20       BIBLICAL HAMMERZ (321)
 VALNAKORINE 2761              2   3  0     9       WAYFARERS (248)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
KELLER 2749             4  2 1 1949 YANKEES 316     HIGH ELF              430  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Zanthor -- Some of us were not meant to be so cutting. -- Cruzia Gardett

Zechariah Hammer -- Drat.  Or as word-a-day would have me say, you jackanapes! --
M.T. Lane
P.S.  That was today's word.
P.P.S.  In case you wondered.

Jespix -- Hijacked again! -- Hyram Carter

Zephania Hammer -- Ah.  Twin sister to Zechariah, perhaps? -- Valnakorine

Tommy Henrich -- I consider the 1939 Yankees to be a myth. -- Yalo Tactsie

31 May 2008
Any and all who live in the 805 area, I would like for you to call me so we can get
together for BBQ's, softball games, and so on.  It has been a while since the last
get together (several years).  It was a blast and I am sure the next one will be
also.  We just have to do it.  All alliances are welcome.  Just because my warriors

leave your warrior beaten and bloody in defeat does not mean we can't have a beer or
five together.  I'll even buy the first round.  So call 805-588-3419 and ask for Dave
a.k.a. Misfit, former member of the Green and Purple Polka Dot Alliance (GAPPDA).

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

KELLER was dealt death by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
ATRION was vanquished by DIMAGGIO in a 1 minute uneven Title battle.
CRUZIA GARDETT subdued EPHESIANS HAMMER in a 4 minute fight.
M.T. LANE was viciously subdued by MARIA in a crowd pleasing 5 minute gory brawl.
ZECHARIAH HAMMER was overpowered by CELEDON in a 1 minute mismatched match.
HYRAM CARTER was devastated by JESPIX in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
ZANTHOR devastated GALATIANS HAMMER in a 1 minute mismatched match.
ZEPHANIA HAMMER slimly lost to YALO TACTSIE in a 4 minute gruesome fight.
LEVITICUS HAMMER lost to FRATSFAN NOBLE in a 3 minute duel.
VALNAKORINE slimly lost to TOMMY HENRICH in a 2 minute novice's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -   2 -  0      83  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         AIMED BLOW        15 -   9 -  1      63  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         SLASHING ATTACK   19 -  12 -  2      61  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         WALL OF STEEL     13 -  10 -  0      57  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -   8 -  0      47  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         TOTAL PARRY        9 -  11 -  0      45  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -  19 -  1      44  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-LUNGE       12 -  22 -  1      35  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         BASHING ATTACK     0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 430 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   DIMAGGIO 2705              10   3  0   98 1949 YANKEES (316)
AIMED BLOW       ATRION 2733                10   4  1   75 THE EXILED ONES (31)
STRIKING ATTACK  CELEDON 2735                8   6  0   64 THE EXILED ONES (31)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    EPHESIANS HAMMER 2744       8   2  0   58 BIBLICAL HAMMERZ (321)
SLASHING ATTACK  JESPIX 2747                10   3  1   55 THE EXILED ONES (31)
WALL OF STEEL    ZANTHOR 2732                9   5  0   53 THE EXILED ONES (31)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CELEDON 2735.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was MARIA 2736.  The ten other most popular fighters were CRUZIA GARDETT 2748, 
EPHESIANS HAMMER 2744, YALO TACTSIE 2750, VALNAKORINE 2761, TOMMY HENRICH 2759, 
CELEDON 2735, JESPIX 2747, ZEPHANIA HAMMER 2740, KELLER 2749, and DIMAGGIO 2705.

The least popular fighter this week was LEVITICUS HAMMER 2741.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were GALATIANS HAMMER 2743, HYRAM CARTER 2728, ZECHARIAH HAMMER 
2742, M.T. LANE 2720, ATRION 2733, ZANTHOR 2732, DIMAGGIO 2705, KELLER 2749, ZEPHANIA 
HAMMER 2740, and JESPIX 2747.

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XLV

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
WEIRD HEAD BOY 2216 (73-46-0)          2  3  0         SUPERIOR FORCES 2    

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ELEPHANT DUNG 2723 (10-0-0)            6  1  0  DEAD   WILD KINGDOM         

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
REGGIE 2717 (0-1-0)                    8  3  0         THE BIG GUYS         
REDWOOD 2715 (1-0-0)                   4  3  0         THE BIG GUYS         
QUIET STORM 2752 (0-4-0)               0  2  0  DEAD   OXYMORONS            

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MIKE TYSON 2757 (0-0-0)                4  3  0         THE BIG GUYS         
BILLY JOHNSON 2758 (0-0-0)             3  3  0         1949 YANKEES