DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/24/2012    Duedate: 02/06/2012

AMEN-TEI ARENA

DM-63    TURN-517

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MISS PASSIN'
WAYFARERS (248)
(63-2860) [13-8-0,82]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

LILLY SCOOTER                  ANDORIAN SMOOTHIE
WAYFARERS (248)                SHEWISH BUFFET (330)
(63-2849) [17-10-0,89]         (63-2885) [1-0-0,20]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MISS PASSIN'                   MISS PASSIN'
WAYFARERS (248)                WAYFARERS (248)
(63-2860) [13-8-0,82]          (63-2860) [13-8-0,82]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

WAYFARERS (248)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SHEWISH BUFFET (330)        49
2. WAYFARERS (248)             11      WAYFARERS (248)
3. SERPENTS HOLD 113 (328)      0      Unchartered Team
4. BAD GIRLS (325)              0
                                       SHEWISH BUFFET (330)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 SERPENTS HOLD 113 (328)   17   8  2 68.0   1/ 1 WAYFARERS (248)           6  9 0
 2- 2 BAD GIRLS (325)           63  52 10 54.8   2/ 0*SHEWISH BUFFET (330)      2  3 0
 3/ 3 WAYFARERS (248)          834 871 18 48.9   3- 3 SERPENTS HOLD 113 (328)   1  0 0
 4/ 0*SHEWISH BUFFET (330)       2   3  0 40.0   4- 2 BAD GIRLS (325)           1  2 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 344): CONFIDENCE of CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 689): SMIMATSU of THE ASSEMBLY (Froot E. Bowl, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 689): FAITH of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 674): LYNNIS NALL of MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 676): VINEGAR of WRESTLING (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 673): SHOULDA 8 STEAK of PARKING LOT 3 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 670): BETTEY DECKER of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 671): LUMBER JACK of ALL JACKED UP (Pat Sajak, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 634): LORIS DEANE of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 631): THE HAND OF DOG of DA DOG POWNDAZ (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 622): MONSIGNOR MARK of FANIDLS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 291): ZOUM LA BOUSE of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 516): MISS PASSIN' of WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 245): SUGAR HILL GANG of RAP ATTACKS (Marma Duke, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 574): DOMINION of ZOMBIE SQUAD III (Khisanth, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 344): MIDDLE WAY 11 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 689): NICK JR. (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 689): F WORDS (Centauri, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 674): SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 676): WRESTLING (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 673): SAY MY NAME (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 670): GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 671): ALL JACKED UP (Pat Sajak, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 634): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 631): DA DOG POWNDAZ (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 622): BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 291): PYROMANIA (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 516): WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 245): DARQUE FORCES V (Master Darque, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 574): SUPERIOR FORCES et al (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 688): ROSE ROOSTER of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 689): FANTASSIN of F WORDS (Centauri, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 674): LYNNIS NALL of MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
               (turn 673): STING of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 676): VINEGAR of WRESTLING (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 670): LOST IN PACE of PACE'S WILD (Pacemaker, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 634): MARLIN KOLE of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
                          EARTH of CAPTAIN PLANET (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 631): THE HAND OF DOG of DA DOG POWNDAZ (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 622): MONSIGNOR MARK of FANIDLS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 291): 451 DEGREES of PYROMANIA (Marma Duke, mgr.)
                (turn 290): HOT STUFF of PYROMANIA (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 514): SLITHER of SERPENTS HOLD 113 (Khisanth, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Oh, for the sake of George!  Nobody but us and the standbys today.  Just for the
record, the Virginal Concubine may be a concubine, but she surely doesn't have a
virginal manner.

                                    Miss Passin'

                                      SPY REPORT

     Welcome AMEN-TEI.  I, Olaf Modeen remember this place well.  Many the fights 
have I fought here.  The celebrations, the disappointments...  What's with ANDORIAN 
SMOOTHIE?  He actually beat AMEN-TEI's TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE, and walked away with 20 
more points from the fight.  Major screwup at WAYFARERS.  HOONOES WARE lost 15 points 
to RUTHLESS JAYWALKER.  Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe HOONOES WARE will 
provide more easy wins...  Try as he might, KUNG-FU MASTER wasn't good enough at 
persuading MISS PASSIN' to step down from the Duelmaster's throne...  Advice to 
fighters with a 1 will--give up fighting!   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...   
     Warriors of AMEN-TEI unite.  You have only your games to lose!  Here's some 
advice:  study your opponent, master many skills, fight dirty.   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  The 
end of another Spyreport!  That's cause for celebration in my book!  Time for my 
medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MISS PASSIN' 2860            13   8  0    82       WAYFARERS (248)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LILLY SCOOTER 2849           17  10  0    89       WAYFARERS (248)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOONOES WARE 2862            11   9  0    45       WAYFARERS (248)
 DEMOLOLITA 2880               4   2  0    40       WAYFARERS (248)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WALKING TROUBLE 2878          6   2  0    25       WAYFARERS (248)
-KATHY GRIFFIN 2875            2   2  0    25       BAD GIRLS (325)
-TOKYO ROSE 2874               2   0  0    24       BAD GIRLS (325)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BRITNEY 2867                  3   2  0    21       BAD GIRLS (325)
-LINDSAY 2877                  1   1  0    21       BAD GIRLS (325)
 ANDORIAN SMOOTHIE 2885        1   0  0    20       SHEWISH BUFFET (330)
 KUNG PAO KOLACTAN 2882        1   0  0    15       SHEWISH BUFFET (330)
-CHANCE 2855                   0   1  0     1       SERPENTS HOLD 113 (328)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BREAKFAST 2881          0  1 0 SHEWISH BUFFET 330   STONE GOLEM           517  NONE
DINNER 2884             0  1 0 SHEWISH BUFFET 330   SPYMASTER             517  NONE
LUNCH 2883              0  1 0 SHEWISH BUFFET 330   DARK CHAMPION         517  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

This is kinda... well, it doesn't make us look good.  We fight nothing but standbys
and go 2-3?  That's pathetic.  Though not as pathetic as being the only nominally
managed gladiators active today. -- the rest of the Wayfarers

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

LUNCH was butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
DINNER was slaughtered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
BREAKFAST was easily killed by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute gory Dark Arena match.
MISS PASSIN' won victory over KUNG-FU MASTER in a 2 minute Title brawl.
LILLY SCOOTER devastated VETERAN MERCENARY in a 2 minute one-sided fight.
HOONOES WARE was demolished by RUTHLESS JAYWALKER in a 1 minute competition.
WALKING TROUBLE was vanquished by AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 2 minute mismatched fight.
DEMOLOLITA devastated HAPPY PEASANT in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
KUNG PAO KOLACTAN handily defeated SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 1 minute uneven melee.
ANDORIAN SMOOTHIE vanquished TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       4         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   0 -  0     100  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         TOTAL PARRY        7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW        20 -  10 -  0      67  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK    4 -   2 -  1      67  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         LUNGING ATTACK     1 -   3 -  0      25  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 517 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    MISS PASSIN' 2860          13   8  0   82 WAYFARERS (248)
AIMED BLOW       LILLY SCOOTER 2849         17  10  0   89 WAYFARERS (248)
BASHING ATTACK   DEMOLOLITA 2880             4   2  0   40 WAYFARERS (248)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MISS PASSIN' 2860.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was MISS PASSIN' 2860.  The ten other most popular fighters were LILLY SCOOTER 
2849, DEMOLOLITA 2880, KUNG PAO KOLACTAN 2882, ANDORIAN SMOOTHIE 2885, LUNCH 2883, 
DINNER 2884, BREAKFAST 2881, HOONOES WARE 2862, WALKING TROUBLE 2878, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was WALKING TROUBLE 2878.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were HOONOES WARE 2862, BREAKFAST 2881, DINNER 2884, LUNCH 2883, 
ANDORIAN SMOOTHIE 2885, KUNG PAO KOLACTAN 2882, DEMOLOLITA 2880, LILLY SCOOTER 2849, 
MISS PASSIN' 2860, and  0.

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XLVIII

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
WEIRD HEAD BOY 2216 (99-58-1)          5  3  0         SUPERIOR FORCES 2    

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SLITHER 2852 (17-9-2)                  1  3  0         SERPENTS HOLD 113    

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
KATHY GRIFFIN 2875 (2-2-0)             3  3  0         BAD GIRLS            

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
KAYCRON 2900 (0-0-0)                  10  3  0         SUPERIOR FORCES      
KUNG PAO KOLACTAN 2882 (0-0-0)         8  3  1         SHEWISH BUFFET       
ANDORIAN SMOOTHIE 2885 (0-0-0)         6  3  0         SHEWISH BUFFET       
RED EYES 1909 (0-0-0)                  5  3  0         FEENICKS FLOPPERS    
SCOVILLE 2886 (0-0-0)                  1  3  0         SERPENTS HOLD 113    
JADARA 2892 (0-0-0)                    0  3  0         SUPERIOR FORCES      

                              "DARK ARENA" -- The Novel

    For centuries, the Shagornan Elves have been forced to live underground. 
    Human invaders, the Delarquans, burned their forests, sparking a war of elven 
    annihilation. The elders told tales that when the Delarquans marched to war 
    against the elves, the land itself bled as they passed. Since the war, the 
    elves have dwindled with every passing year, while the humans multiply like 
    rodents across the land of Alastari. 

    Now, the Delarquans have disappeared. Some say they departed, others indicate 
    it.s a ruse, but there have been whispered rumors of another greater threat 
    looming in the region. Khyron of the Shagornan Elves has been tasked to 
    determine the cause, realizing that failure is probable and at the end of the 
    road death could be the only reward. 

    Khyron has known only the safety of the caves, but now he must journey to the 
    world above...the World with No Ceiling.

Throughout the years, many fine writers have played Duelmasters/Duel II and have 
contributed greatly to the history and background of the world of Alastari.  One very 
intense period, during the early '90's, was during the Rocanis War, when authors from 
both the Delarquan and Free Blades arenas collaborated on writing the history of the 
invasion of the arena-city of Rocanis.  Mark Manley (aka Grimwood) is a long-time 
manager in Rocanis, and was one of the writers who contributed so much to this 
history.  Over the subsequent years, he has worked to bring his novelization to life 
and make the story of the War and the preceding events which led to it available to 
the greater public.  Many Rocanis legends appear in the book: Itoz Trollbane, 
Sandstorm, and others.  The novel is a treat to read--even more so if you are familiar 
with the game!

If you're interested in purchasing a copy of the book, here are links: 
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Dark-Arena-Mark-G-
Manley/dp/1936127598/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1319631863&sr=1-2
Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dark-arena-mark-
manley/1105609584?ean=2940011494659&itm=2&usri=dark%2barena
Treble Heart Books: http://www.trebleheartbooks.com/WDManley.html 

Mark Manley is planning to attend the upcoming Winter Face-to-Face in Tempe, and has 
offered a special prize to the winner of the Rookies and Primus tournaments:  An 
autographed copy of Dark Arena, autographed by the author, the artist, and the RSI 
staff!  In addition, as a special prize, the top up-and-coming tournament manager will 
also receive an autographed copy!  Mark will have copies of Dark Arena available at 
the tournament, and as a special bonus, each copy of Dark Arena sold at the FTF will 
include one new team rollup!  We hope that many of you can venture to Tempe to 
participate in the Face-to-Face, compete in the tournament, and congratulate Mark in 
person on his achievement!