DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/17/2008    Duedate: 02/13/2008

KYR'TERR ARENA

DM-71    TURN-193

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BENITO CHATTE
THE ZOO (703)
(71-6184) [15-25-1,84]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BENITO CHATTE                  S.P.
THE ZOO (703)                  SUPERIOR HORDE 1996Q (577)
(71-6184) [15-25-1,84]         (71-5291) [2-2-0,32]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BENITO CHATTE                  CHANEL NO. 5
THE ZOO (703)                  SCENT OF A WOMAN (384)
(71-6184) [15-25-1,84]         (71-3485) [7-2-0,68]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE ZOO (703)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE ZOO (703)               14
2. SCENT OF A WOMAN (384)      13      SCENT OF A WOMAN (384)
3. SUPERIOR HORDE 1996Q (577)  12      Unchartered Team
4. HOUSE OF CARDS 4 (674)       0
5. WEAPONS OF OLD (627)         0SUPERIOR HORDE 1996Q (577)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*HOUSE OF CARDS 4 (674)     2   0  0  100   1/ 1 THE ZOO (703)            10  5 0
 2- 2*WEAPONS OF OLD (627)       1   0  1  100   2/ 2 SCENT OF A WOMAN (384)    6  5 1
 3- 5 SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (631)  69  53  1 56.6   3/ 4*SUPERIOR HORDE 199 (577)  3  1 0
 4/ 6*SUPERIOR HORDE 199 (577)   3   3  0 50.0   4- 5*HOUSE OF CARDS 4 (674)    2  0 0
 5/ 7 SCENT OF A WOMAN (384)    30  33  2 47.6   5- 6*WEAPONS OF OLD (627)      1  0 1
 6/ 8 THE ZOO (703)            459 618  8 42.6   6- 7 SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (631)  0  1 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 291): LORD BYRON of SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 584): DIRK DARKBLADE of IMMORTALS (Dartor, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 584): SCRUFF of THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 577): JACKSON of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 573): MANUEL PEREZ of MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 573): FLEX of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 571): MOLDRAUN of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 566): JACK STRAW of THE WARLOCKS (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 535): TRIANGLE MAN of NEUROMANCERS (Rude Buddha, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 526): FORANDIN of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 517): BUNKER of SONS OF TULL (Gerald Bostock, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 239): INSOLENT IRIS of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 419): ELEPHANT DUNG of WILD KINGDOM (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 192): OBSESSION of SCENT OF A WOMAN (The Sentinel, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 469): LUCIAS CLAY of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 291): SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 584): BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 584): THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 577): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 573): MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 573): AMAZONS (?, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 571): GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 566): GOTHIC (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 535): FRENETIC CREED (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 526): WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 517): FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 239): FIRE INC. (Wretch, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 419): THE EXILED ONES (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 192): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 469): SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 584): DIRK DARKBLADE of IMMORTALS (Dartor, mgr.)
                   (turn 583): JACKHAMMER of NEVERWAKE (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 583): BWUCE REE of FOREIGN LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 526): FORANDIN of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 516): JUANITA of FANIDLS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 239): INSOLENT IRIS of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 191): AIKEN of SUPERIOR FORCES

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
KYR'TERR brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Of course, we're all terribly 
impressed to see S.P. win a fight and gain 18 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, HALDA 
IMPOLA beat A and A lost 6 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And it's out with the 
old, in with the new, as BENITO CHATTE takes the Title and last week's bar tab from 
the old Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  The Swinging Aardvark, humph!  I've tasted better ale 
at mortuaries.  Where do they get this stuff?  From KYR'TERR's trash dumps?   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.  HALDA IMPOLA 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 KYR'TERR's 
morgue.  More variety.  Titanium shields and bamboo daggers, guess what brave team is 
developing these kinds of weapons?   
     What does the KYR'TERR 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 KYR'TERR.  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                  
 BENITO CHATTE 6184           15  25  1    84       THE ZOO (703)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-<CORUSCATOR> 5645            13  13  0    92       SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (631)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GUNBURN 3890                 11   9  3    86       MONSTER RANCHER (412)
 CHANEL NO. 5 3485             7   2  0    68       SCENT OF A WOMAN (384)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OBSESSION 3487                7   5  1    62       SCENT OF A WOMAN (384)
 DORINE EAGEL 6232            10   5  0    61       THE ZOO (703)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FAIZUN GOTE 6233             10   5  0    52       THE ZOO (703)
-TRYPTOPHAN 5634               4   5  0    41       SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (631)
 HALDA IMPOLA 6234             7   8  0    37       THE ZOO (703)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 S.P. 5291                     2   2  0    32       SUPERIOR HORDE 1996Q (577)
 GREEN APPLE 3612              3   0  0    31       SCENT OF A WOMAN (384)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PHIL HELLMUTH JR 5931         2   0  0    23       HOUSE OF CARDS 4 (674)
 KULLY LAMM 6261               5   6  1    22       THE ZOO (703)
-SLINGSHOT 5581                1   0  1    22       WEAPONS OF OLD (627)
 A 5287                        1   1  0     7       SUPERIOR HORDE 1996Q (577)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DESIRE 3480             3  6 0 SCENT OF A WOMAN 384 SPYMASTER             193  NONE
DISH SOAP 6279          0  1 0 SCENT OF A WOMAN 384 MOUNTAIN TROLL        193  NONE
MUSK 3479               1  1 1 SCENT OF A WOMAN 384 SLINGSHOT 5581        192   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Tryptophan -- Definitely a superior force, but...not a SUPREME force.  There is a
difference. -- Benito Chatte

Fratsfa Slave?  Pathetic. -- Dorine Eagel

That Userous Merchant simply did NOT want to give up.  That's fine in his business, I
suppose, but in the arena it can be a bad decision. -- Faizun Gote

Osksi Noble.  Bah.  Humbug. -- Halda Impola

And likewise for the Mordant Deserter. -- Kully Lamb

22 December 2007
All -- Just that tired old reminder to check your e-mail settings when you send ads
and such.  Please send stuff as plain text rather than as HTML or formatted text.
HAL, being the simple golem it is, doesn't know what to do with anything other than
plain text.  Note, this also means it doesn't know what to do with "smart" or "curly"
quotes, whether single or double, em-dashes (rendered here as two hyphens "--") or
everyone's favourite ellipsis (..., aka three dots). -- A public self-service
announcement from your Ed.

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....

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DESIRE was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DISH SOAP was butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a exciting 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
CHANEL NO. 5 savagely defeated FAIZUN GOTE in a 3 minute Challenge fight.
S.P. devastated KULLY LAMM in a exciting 1 minute bloody one-sided Challenge fight.
A was devastated by HALDA IMPOLA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
OBSESSION was devastated by BENITO CHATTE in a 1 minute mismatched Title match.
DORINE EAGEL viciously subdued FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute expert vs. beginner fight.
GREEN APPLE vanquished EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   2 -  0      75  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -   4 -  0      69  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY       20 -   9 -  0      69  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         STRIKING ATTACK   21 -  12 -  3      64  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    33 -  19 -  0      63  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW        12 -   7 -  1      63  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         BASHING ATTACK    13 -  10 -  0      57  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -   9 -  3      53  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 193 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       CHANEL NO. 5 3485           7   2  0   68 SCENT OF A WOMAN (384)
STRIKING ATTACK  OBSESSION 3487              7   5  1   62 SCENT OF A WOMAN (384)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    DORINE EAGEL 6232          10   5  0   61 THE ZOO (703)
TOTAL PARRY      FAIZUN GOTE 6233           10   5  0   52 THE ZOO (703)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BENITO CHATTE 6184.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was CHANEL NO. 5 3485.  The ten other most popular fighters were S.P. 5291, 
DORINE EAGEL 6232, HALDA IMPOLA 6234, GREEN APPLE 3612, DISH SOAP 6279, BENITO CHATTE 
6184, DESIRE 3480, FAIZUN GOTE 6233, KULLY LAMM 6261, and A 5287.

The least popular fighter this week was OBSESSION 3487.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were A 5287, KULLY LAMM 6261, FAIZUN GOTE 6233, DESIRE 3480, BENITO CHATTE 
6184, DISH SOAP 6279, GREEN APPLE 3612, HALDA IMPOLA 6234, DORINE EAGEL 6232, and 
S.P. 5291.

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

     For those of you who keep track of such things, 47 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                   LAND OF FLUSH (11-4373) of CONSORTIUM CRAP (408)
                    LORD KRONOS (11-6111) of MANIACAL TUFTS (431)
                         NATAS (11-6531) of DO IT AGAIN (565)
                      TOTTI (17-5991) of ITALIAN FOOTBALL (407)
                 SIXTH SICK SHIEK (18-2940) of TONGUE TWISTERS (265)
                    SOLSBURY HILL (18-8558) of STREET PIZZA (106)
                        CAFFREY'S (21-4748) of REAL BEER (424)
                         LEE (30-4255) of LHI'S ANGELS (406)
                    PRIVATE ROOM (31-3620) of MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
                      OBERON (31-6133) of AUTUMN LIGHTNING (615)
                  PADISHAR CREEL (36-2208) of BIG LAKE BASHERS (23)
                      BLUE-GREY (55-3370) of ALL AMERICAN (362)
                    RUBBER KNIFE (57-2546) of USELESS TOOLS (345)
                       SVETLANA (57-4040) of MORDYKR KEEP (466)
                DEVIL'S ADVOCATE (68-4666) of BLOOD 4 THE MASSES (447)
                  CATASTROPHE (71-6273) of THE BROTHERHOOD 98 (708)
                        BIGFACE (82-237) of RUPTURE FARMS (43)
                        SHORT-TEMER (82-980) of LIFESPAN (165)
                        FOGGED IN (82-1298) of TEMPE '99 (225)
                           SINISTER (82-3298) of EVIL (450)
                        I-10 (82-5256) of TRIP TO TEMPE (711)
                   CAL RIPPER JR (82-6799) of ORIOLE MADNESS (967)
                 TINY ARCHIBALD (82-8174) of THE POINT GUARDS (1183)
                     LARG JOHN (82-8616) of THE MUSIC MAN (1256)
                          0002 (82-13973) of JAN 2002 (2073)
                    DEIRDRE (82-15176) of TOADS OF AMBER 2 (2276)
                 OOPSIDIDITAGAIN (82-15292) of LUROCIANS XVII (2294)
                    TV EATS MY LIFE (82-17438) of RESCUE ME (2667)
                   FLUFFY BUNNY (82-18105) of OFFENDED SANDY (2774)
                  COLLEEN (82-18383) of SUPERIOR FORCES 1305 (2828)
                 ICHIRO TRICKLE (82-19442) of NASCAR NINJAS II (3009)
                    STURM PYRE (82-19644) of DARK TOADS 03A (3046)
                     BOTTACELLI (82-22958) of HER ALTEREGO (3659)
                   UNHOLY GERBIL (82-24046) of CROSS BREED! (3837)
                       HANA (82-24461) of 4-LETTER GIRLS (3901)
                    TEEVELLA (82-24954) of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (3983)
                         1001 (82-25095) of DUMB PUDS (4011)
                OPEN UP, POLICE (82-25801) of DONT ANSWER THAT (4148)
              CRACKED AND LEAKING (82-28597) of STREET PIZZAD XXI (4657)
                     VAMPIRE (82-29366) of DARK TOADS 04V (4791)
                      WYVERN (82-29373) of DARK TOADS 04W (4792)
                  MEGALODON (82-32285) of DEVILS OF THE DEEP (5329)
                     CONCRETE (82-33162) of LUROCIANS III (5473)
                  DESSERT (82-34664) of SUPERIOR FORCES 1505 (5709)
                TURNIP TORNEDO (82-35257) of GARDEN OF EVIL II (5807)
                            XRIS (82-36974) of WOW (6113)
                        FREAKSHOW (82-38749) of 072905O (6445)

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes