DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/07/2012    Duedate: 08/20/2012

AMEN-TEI ARENA

DM-63    TURN-531

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

KUNG PAO KOLACTAN
SHEWISH BUFFET (330)
(63-2882) [14-0-0,161]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

KUNG PAO KOLACTAN              POSITION IS EMPTY
SHEWISH BUFFET (330)           
(63-2882) [14-0-0,161]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

OHMYGOD                        RUMP ROAST
WRATHMEN (264)                 SHEWISH BUFFET (330)
(63-2147) [11-3-1,84]          (63-2961) [2-0-0,25]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

WRATHMEN (264)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WAYFARERS (248)             40
2. SHEWISH BUFFET (330)        35      WRATHMEN (264)
3. BAD GIRLS (325)             32      Unchartered Team
4. WRATHMEN (264)              -3
                                        (-1)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 WRATHMEN (264)            39  15  3 72.2   1/ 1 WRATHMEN (264)           12  3 1
 2/ 2 BAD GIRLS (325)           70  66 12 51.5   2/ 2 SHEWISH BUFFET (330)      5  5 0
 3/ 3 WAYFARERS (248)          858 915 19 48.4   3/ 3 WAYFARERS (248)           4 11 0
 4/ 4 SHEWISH BUFFET (330)      25  33  0 43.1   4/ 4 BAD GIRLS (325)           2  7 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

                        6 Months Ago -- The Eastern Deserts

     The battlefield was shrouded in darkness, save for the torches carried by a
number of the soldiers and several magical orbs of light, which circled above lazily
at the command of the wizards.  The engagement had been a short one, as three huge,
lumbering Phase Dragons burst from the nearby caverns and ran straight into the fully
prepared army.  The archers took a savage toll on the beasts before the elite
gladiators charged in to finish the fray.  As the soldiers cleared the massive bodies
from the cavern mouth a small group of hooded men gathered a short distance away.
     "There is no question about it.  These are creatures from the Kaikwok Gate."
said Rillion, thoughtfully stroking his short beard. "I just don't understand how
they are accessing our world again despite the gate being completely sealed."
     Alongside the mage, the manager known as The Greek Guy sharpened a gleaming
battle axe.  "The Dark One said something about a rift or tear.  I'm not really up on
Gate Metaphysics, Rill.  All I know is they're here and they shouldn't be."
     "Managerr said they wouldn't be gone long." Added Rascally Rabbit, looking far
more sinister than his manager name implied, "and that we needed to hold this area
until they got back.  So that's what we need to do."
     One of the scouts shouted a brief warning and the soldiers assumed battle
formation once more.  The three arena managers stepped back behind a shield thrown up
by Rillion and prepared for a second engagement.  Within a moment, a snarling wave of
Jaguar warriors erupted from the cavern, pouring out toward the soldiers.
     The Greek Guy took the point and motioned to the troops.  "Move to engage!  Form
up!  Initiate Shield Wall!  Archers, volley fire!"
     A cloud of enchanted arrows hissed into the night, and then descended to shower
death upon the charging Jaguar warriors.  Scores of the beast men went down under the
fire but it was just a small fraction of their overall numbers.  Within a moment the
first ranks of the jaguars leapt upon the prepared troops, tearing and rending with
their razor sharp talons and fangs.  Despite the massive numbers, the shield wall
held, and the gate beasts seemed to be taking the worst of the exchange.  After a
moment, however, the Jaguar Warriors found some holes in the ranks and burst through,
creating havoc amongst the defenders.
     "Second line-- advance!  First line-- fall back!"
     The first defensive line fell back in an organized retreat, while a second wave
of defenders moved up.  Within a moment, they formed up to from a second defensive
line, while those formerly in the front line moved back to regroup.  At the same
time, another wave of arrows showered from the sky and cut down the confused Jaguar
Warriors.
     "We learned a lot from the first Gate incursion." Rillion commented to RR.  "The
Jaguar Warriors can be a terror one on one, but they don't fight well in organized
battles.  Those enchanted arrows help a lot, too.  One shot, one kill."
     Despite the confident words, the Jaguars were inflicting a savage toll on the
soldiers.  It was true, that the majority of the troops were gladiators and former
gladiators who were now protected by immortality magic, but still if they were
consumed by the Gate monsters, there would be no return.  As the battle raged, it
became clear that there were too many Jaguar warriors for the small army to defeat.
Rillion flicked his staff and sent a fireball into the Jaguar's flank.  It erupted
into a flaming explosion of heat and pressure, sending scores of the beast men
flying.  As he did so, the Rabbit gathered a nearby troop and rushed to cut off a
Jaguar offensive.
     The Greek Guy motioned for the trumpeters to sound the retreat.  "Back up the
hill!  Form defensive units.  Skirmishers forward to slow the advance."
     "This is not going well." Rillion commented as he blasted away a row of Jaguars
with a bolt of lightning.
     As he prepared a second bolt, he noticed a large vortex opening nearby.  A
travelling Gate was being opened.  Which meant either more Jaguars, or...?
     A second small army of heavily armored gladiator-soldiers appeared.  At their 
head rode Managerr, on a white stallion, and the Dark One, on his black gelding.
They motioned and their warriors charged into the Jaguar Warriors flank.  The numbers
now more even, the first army charged down the hill.  Within minutes the Jaguar
forces were destroyed.  Only a handful survived to flee back into the cavern.
     "Good timing."  Rascally Rabbit chuckled, his eyebrow arched, "You couldn't have
arrived just a touch sooner?"
     "It took us a while to scout out the ruins of our old training grounds on the
other side of the Kaikwok Gate." Managerr responded, "We stopped by to gather the
second division, as we thought we might need the manpower.  Apparently we were right.
The other side of the old Gate is completely empty.  They are all gone."
     "Gone?  There were millions of beings on that world.  You're telling me that
they're all gone?"
     The Dark One waved his staff and a vision of the Kaikwok Gate world appeared.
It was decimated.  Forests burned and blasted, temples shattered, riverbeds and lakes
dried up and shriveled.  "As he said.  All gone.  We detected residual magic.  Gate
magic.  I am not certain if it was left from an invader that came, exterminated that
world and enslaved what was left of the population or possibly the denizens of that
world developed Gate travel on its own and departed a dying world.  We have no way of
knowing which is the case."
     The Greek Guy received a message from one of the army runners, read it quickly
and motioned to his fellows.  "The engineers are ready."
     He motioned to a figure high up on the cliffside above the cave.  In a moment, a
thunderous explosion shook the ground.  Instantly a shower of boulders, shards of
stone and dirt rained down, burying the cavern opening under half the mountainside.
     Rillion nodded.  "That will do for this Gate access, but I expect there will be
more."

           Three Months Ago -- The Dark Citadel -- Isle of of the Eye

     The Brotherhood of the Blade sat around the titanic obsidian table where they
often planned and plotted together.  This occasion was more serious, however, than
their usual debates over gladiatorial tactics and battle plans.  They were instead
embroiled in a lengthy discourse regarding the ongoing Gate incursions that had been
detected.
     "Sheila and her mage council can't figure out how to stop it." Managerr noted.
     "Sheila?"  The Greek Guy chuckled, "First name basis now, are we?"
     Managerr smirked at him.  "They can close the Gate opening when they find it,
but then another one opens somewhere else within a few days.  At some point they are
going to get access in a remote area and we won't find it in time.  If they can move
in a large force, it will be next to impossible to beat them back and close the
access.  It will be a mess."
     "And we still have no idea who is behind this and what's going on." Rillion
added.
     "What we do know is that we don't have enough days in the week to keep running
around closing gates and fighting battles.  We're shorthanded.  Zalgor's missing in
action and Caesar is off-world fighting wars of his own.  Without their forces it's
even worse."  Rascally Rabbit shuffled through his roster.  "I've lost 15% of my
personal troops and I know you all have suffered losses as well."
     Managerr agreed.  "We're definitely short on members.  Mad Max and Tig Toad are
retired.  With Zalgor inactive and Caesar battling Picts or whatnot, we are at five
members.  Just barely enough in normal times and way short in these times."
     "We need to recruit some new members." The Greek Guy stated.  "We have a
tournament coming up and can talk to some managers there.  We need to find those who
are like-minded and who would get along with the rest of us, which is not always
easy."
     "Agreed." said the Dark One from beneath his cowl, "We can then announce our new
members.  We need more men and more troops.  I think we all have some candidates in
mind.  First, they must have no other allegiances.  Second, they must have the
martial knowledge we expect from our members.  And, the Greek Guy mentioned, they
have to be able to deal with us."

                        Present Day -- the Isle of the Eye
     One of the arena scribes rushed into the GC headquarters.  "We need 100 runners
to travel to every city in the land.  We're being paid 1,000 gold sovereigns to get
the news out!"
     "What news?"
     "The Brotherhood of the Blade is expanding!!  Here is the announcement!"
              *****                   *****                   *****
     Hear Ye!  Hear Ye!  The Brotherhood of the Blade has chosen to add the following
new members to our ranks.  Effective immediately, the following managers have been
offered and have accepted membership to the Brotherhood:
     Bubbaganoosh
     Grimm
     Khisanth

May their successes be great and their victories many under our banner!

     Officially -- Managerr -- Grand High Moose of the Brotrotherhood of the Blade

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 351): IMA SLAYER of YOU PAY I SLAY (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 703): SEVEN WIT of WRATHMEN DM 20 (Kharadmon, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 703): FAITH of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 688): ROMO of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 690): WWC of WRESTLING (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 687): VOLDEMORT of SAY MY NAME (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 684): BETTEY DECKER of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 685): PROFESSOR PUTT of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 648): PRINCESS BUBBLEGUM of ADVENTURE TIME 2 (Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 645): STRAY CAT of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 636): SHELLEY ANN of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 298): ANASTASIUS of DARQUE AGES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 530): KUNG PAO KOLACTAN of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 252): B'ZIADUL of WRATHMEN XIV (Kharadmon, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 588): GAMBIT of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 351): YOU PAY I SLAY (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 703): THE JOKER'S WILD (Sir Jessie Jest, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 703): THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 688): MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 690): KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 687): SAY MY NAME (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 684): WRATHMEN (Kharadmon, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 685): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 648): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 645): WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 636): BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 298): FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 530): WRATHMEN (Kharadmon, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 252): ARENAS III (Kharadmon?, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 588): SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 703): SEVEN WIT of WRATHMEN DM 20 (Kharadmon, mgr.)
                   (turn 702): BLOOD MONKEY of SNUGGLEBUNNIES (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 703): FAITH of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 690): WWC of WRESTLING (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 645): CIRCE of LADY OF THE MOON (LHI, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 635): MARCI FOOTE of BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 297): SAVAGE SNOWBALL of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 529): LILLY SCOOTER of WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

I've been training for this match for months, Ohmygod.  I hope it pays off.

Kung Pao Kolactan

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster, back to give you this week's Spy Report.  Sit 
back in your seats and we'll have more fun than a barrel of Zontanis.  Hey everybody, 
watch out for DEMOLOLITA, who flew up 21 points in the rankings after mashing ZAIBEN 
like a melon.  Keep your eye on this gal.  And falling like a basher in the top ten 
was ZAIBEN, who dropped 20 points after a disappointing (to say the least) bout with 
DEMOLOLITA.  Well, everybody's pal KUNG PAO KOLACTAN moved his record to 14-0-0 by 
defeating OHMYGOD in the Duelmaster's Title Bout and gaining 12 recognition points.  
Advice to bashers--never force anything, just get a bigger halberd!   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  Here's some advice:  warriors with little wit and will may 
encounter problems on the trail to the Isle.   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  Okay, so I may not be the world's best comedian, 
but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  And remember, you can pick your 
friends and you can pick your--(loud boos), oh, you've heard that one already!-- The 
Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KUNG PAO KOLACTAN 2882       14   0  0   161       SHEWISH BUFFET (330)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OHMYGOD 2147                 11   3  1    84       WRATHMEN (264)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEMOLOLITA 2880              11   9  0    66       WAYFARERS (248)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JORDAN 2946                   7   1  1    47       WRATHMEN (264)
 ZAIBEN 2945                   7   1  0    46       WRATHMEN (264)
 BRITNEY 2867                  4   3  0    43       BAD GIRLS (325)
 WALKING TROUBLE 2878          7  15  0    36       WAYFARERS (248)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANDREW 2947                   6   2  0    32       WRATHMEN (264)
 RUMP ROAST 2961               2   0  0    25       SHEWISH BUFFET (330)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NILLA WAYFARER 2928           5   7  0    22       WAYFARERS (248)
 BRYANT 2975                   2   0  0    18       WRATHMEN (264)
 POOR THING 2968               1   3  0    18       WAYFARERS (248)
 GYPSY JUNE 2981               1   0  0    16       WAYFARERS (248)
 CLEOPATRA 2951                1   1  0    14       BAD GIRLS (325)
-DELILAH 2915                  2   2  0     8       BAD GIRLS (325)
 DEMI MOORE 2982               0   1  0     1       BAD GIRLS (325)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
EVA BRAUN 2950          0  2 0 BAD GIRLS 325        ARENAMASTER MALA      531  NONE
BEEFCAKE 2972           0  1 0 SHEWISH BUFFET 330   BLACK ORC             531  NONE
STUD MUFFIN 2974        0  1 0 SHEWISH BUFFET 330   HIGH ELF              531  NONE
SUGAR DADDY 2973        0  1 0 SHEWISH BUFFET 330   DARK CHAMPION         531  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Delilah -- And that is how you shake that thing. -- Rump Roast

Nilla Wayfarer -- You'll notice no crumbs.  I clean my plate. -- Zaiben

Walking Trouble -- Thank you!  Didn't know I could last that long. -- Jordan

Britney -- I get up and you fall down.  Now, that's what I call timing. -- Andrew

Eva Braun -- Thanks for the debut. -- Bryant

Kung Pao Kolactan -- I've delayed the inevitable as long as I could.  I guess I'm as
ready as I'll ever be. -- Ohmygod

Kung Pao Kolactan -- Nope, looks like your sinking feeling must have some other
source. -- Lilly Scooter

Andorian Smoothie will be missed.  We hope to see him again this winter. -- Jorja and
the Wayfarers

Zaiben -- Bee?  I thought it was a fruit fly. -- Walking Trouble

Omygod -- That's the whole idea. -- Demololita

Andrew -- I'm used to harsh words. -- Poor Thing

Wrathmen -- Thanks. -- Lilly Scooter

Kung Pao Kolactan -- One for the road, hmm? -- Lilly Scooter

Zaiben -- Crumbs, nothing left but crumbs. -- Nilla Wayfarer

Jordan -- Damn, next time I'm going to bring a boat. -- Walking Trouble, thinking
about rowing instead
P.S.  Just call me "professor."

Visiting Orcs?  Not likely! -- Demololita

Cleopatra -- I didn't expect the snake. -- Poor Thing

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

EVA BRAUN was butchered by ARENAMASTER MALAKOEL in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
STUD MUFFIN was slaughtered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
SUGAR DADDY was easily killed by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena match.
BEEFCAKE was slaughtered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena brawl.
KUNG PAO KOLACTAN overpowered OHMYGOD in a 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
ZAIBEN was devastated by DEMOLOLITA in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
NILLA WAYFARER was devastated by BRITNEY in a 1 minute mismatched match.
WALKING TROUBLE was viciously subdued by ANDREW in a crowd boring 11 minute melee.
JORDAN won victory over AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute fight.
CLEOPATRA was viciously subdued by RUMP ROAST in a popular 2 minute gory duel.
POOR THING beat TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 2 minute novice's melee.
BRYANT overpowered DEMI MOORE in a 1 minute one-sided match.
GYPSY JUNE bested TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 2 minute amateur's conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -   2 -  1      85  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    14 -  10 -  1      58  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         BASHING ATTACK    13 -  11 -  0      54  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         AIMED BLOW        15 -  13 -  1      54  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         TOTAL PARRY        8 -  16 -  0      33  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK    1 -   4 -  0      20  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL      1 -   6 -  0      14  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   3 -  0       0  |

Turn 531 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-STRIKE       1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  2         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         3  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  3         2  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       KUNG PAO KOLACTAN 2882     14   0  0  161 SHEWISH BUFFET (330)
LUNGING ATTACK   OHMYGOD 2147               11   3  1   84 WRATHMEN (264)
BASHING ATTACK   DEMOLOLITA 2880            11   9  0   66 WAYFARERS (248)
SLASHING ATTACK  JORDAN 2946                 7   1  1   47 WRATHMEN (264)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is OHMYGOD 2147.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was RUMP ROAST 2961.  The ten other most popular fighters were BRITNEY 2867, GYPSY 
JUNE 2981, KUNG PAO KOLACTAN 2882, POOR THING 2968, DEMOLOLITA 2880, BRYANT 2975, EVA 
BRAUN 2950, OHMYGOD 2147, NILLA WAYFARER 2928, and JORDAN 2946.

The least popular fighter this week was WALKING TROUBLE 2878.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were ANDREW 2947, DEMI MOORE 2982, ZAIBEN 2945, BEEFCAKE 2972, SUGAR 
DADDY 2973, STUD MUFFIN 2974, CLEOPATRA 2951, JORDAN 2946, NILLA WAYFARER 2928, and 
OHMYGOD 2147.