DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/14/2008    Duedate: 03/12/2008

KYR'TERR ARENA

DM-71    TURN-194

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

I OF THE KNEE DOLL
HAZAARDS OF CLONING (373)
(71-3532) [12-11-1,117]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

I OF THE KNEE DOLL             ALBUQUERQUE
HAZAARDS OF CLONING (373)      WESTERN FRONTIER (684)
(71-3532) [12-11-1,117]        (71-6009) [6-1-0,71]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BENITO CHATTE                  ALBUQUERQUE
THE ZOO (703)                  WESTERN FRONTIER (684)
(71-6184) [15-26-1,78]         (71-6009) [6-1-0,71]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE ZOO (703)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WS BATS '05 (698)           34
2. HAZAARDS OF CLONING (373)   27HAZAARDS OF CLONING (373)
3. D2 MIGHTY DUCKS (711)       23      Unchartered Team
4. OTTAWA SENATORS (696)       18
5. HEART BREAKERS (695)         9      HEART BREAKERS (695)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*HEART BREAKERS (695)       5   0  0  100   1/ 1 THE ZOO (703)             9  6 0
 2- 1*HOUSE OF CARDS 4 (674)     2   0  0  100   2/ 0 D2 MIGHTY DUCKS (711)     6  8 0
 3- 2*WEAPONS OF OLD (627)       1   0  1  100   3- 3*SUPERIOR HORDE 199 (577)  3  1 0
 4/ 0*OTTAWA SENATORS (696)      9   2  0 81.8   4- 2 SCENT OF A WOMAN (384)    3  5 0
 5/ 0*ENROUTE TO ST LOUI (683)  23   7  1 76.7   5/ 0 HAZAARDS OF CLONIN (373)  2  0 0
 6/ 0*WS BATS '05 (698)          4   2  0 66.7   6- 5*WEAPONS OF OLD (627)      1  0 1
 7/ 0*WESTERN FRONTIER (684)    13   7  1 65.0   7- 4*HOUSE OF CARDS 4 (674)    1  0 0
 8/ 0 HAZAARDS OF CLONIN (373)  76  56  1 57.6   8/ 0*ENROUTE TO ST LOUI (683)  1  0 0
 9- 3 SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (631)  69  53  1 56.6   9/ 0*WESTERN FRONTIER (684)    1  0 0
10- 4*SUPERIOR HORDE 199 (577)   3   3  0 50.0  10/ 0*HEART BREAKERS (695)      1  0 0
11- 5 SCENT OF A WOMAN (384)    30  33  2 47.6  11/ 0*OTTAWA SENATORS (696)     1  0 0
12/ 0 D2 MIGHTY DUCKS (711)     52  67  1 43.7  12/ 0*WS BATS '05 (698)         1  1 0
13/ 6 THE ZOO (703)            460 622  8 42.5  13- 6 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 292): LORD BYRON of SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 586): ONEWOLF of WOLFBROTHERS (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 586): SCRUFF of THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 579): CHUCKER ISTTA of MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 575): MANUEL PEREZ of MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 575): DR HOOK of THE RED BLADES (Bill the Bard, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 572): CAYLON MCCANN of STEEL CRUSADE (Cassius Calvata, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 568): JACK STRAW of THE WARLOCKS (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 537): SELVUN of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 528): LORIMINA of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 519): TUVOLD of TUFT-TASTIC! (Adie, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 240): PAS DE QUARTIER of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 420): ELEPHANT DUNG of WILD KINGDOM (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 193): BENITO CHATTE of THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 471): VAJRA VALMEJAR of SCARLET KNIGHTS (Armalias, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 292): SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 586): NEVERWAKE (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 586): THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 579): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 575): MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 575): AMAZONS (?, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 572): GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 568): RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 537): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 528): WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 519): BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Jorja, 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 192): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 471): SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 585): FARSHOT of NEVERWAKE (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 586): SCRUFF of THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 575): DR HOOK of THE RED BLADES (Bill the Bard, mgr.)
                  (turn 574): FLEX of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 537): BELLA DEANE of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
              (turn 536): TRIANGLE MAN of NEUROMANCERS (Rude Buddha, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 518): MICK JAGGER of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, 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

     The sages err'd not in their foretelling of a god descending upon KYR'TERR, for 
I, Novgorodny Vir, have returned!  Those betting on SUPERIOR FORCES ZC lost their 
shirt, as SUPERIOR FORCES ZC lost their fighting abilities:  0-0-0.  Practice pays 
for SCOTT PODSEDNIK, who pummelled MORDANT DESERTER, to pocket 29 points.  HO! HA-HA! 
GUARD! certainly had a baffled expression on his face, after losing to M. CHARDINEE 
and losing 15 points in the process!  What can be a greater victory?  I OF THE KNEE 
DOLL has taken its place as the top, as KYR'TERR's new Duelmaster.  So who's the team 
that's been walking into taverns last week and ordering milk?  Sounds like a PR stunt 
to me.   
     So much to report, so little time!   
     Ah, the duel!  The roar of the oppenent, the smell of the crowd!  Questions are 
being raised about the disposing of severed body parts in the arena.  A certain 
tavern in KYR'TERR would I avoid!   
     All good things must come to an end.  My fingers tire and I fear my incessant 
prattling may cause unfair judgement upon my impeccable character.  Do not despair!  
I shall return!-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 I OF THE KNEE DOLL 3532      12  11  1   117       HAZAARDS OF CLONING (373)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-EYE OF THE NEEDLE 3379       18  11  0   130       HAZAARDS OF CLONING (373)
-AYE OF THE NEEDLE 3376       21  11  0   102       HAZAARDS OF CLONING (373)
 HA-THRUST! 6300              15   9  0    98       D2 MIGHTY DUCKS (711)
-<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)
 BENITO CHATTE 6184           15  26  1    78       THE ZOO (703)
-MISSISSAUGA 6007              7   0  0    73       ENROUTE TO ST LOUIS (683)
 ALBUQUERQUE 6009              6   1  0    71       WESTERN FRONTIER (684)
 HO! HA-HA! GUARD! 6292       11  13  0    69       D2 MIGHTY DUCKS (711)
-CHANEL NO. 5 3485             7   2  0    68       SCENT OF A WOMAN (384)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SPIN1 6298                   10  14  1    65       D2 MIGHTY DUCKS (711)
-I OF THE NEEDLE 3377         10  13  0    65       HAZAARDS OF CLONING (373)
-OBSESSION 3487                7   5  1    62       SCENT OF A WOMAN (384)
 RICK MONDAY 6110              5   0  0    57       HEART BREAKERS (695)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BARRIE 6003                   5   0  1    56       ENROUTE TO ST LOUIS (683)
 DANNY HEATLEY 6115            5   0  0    54       OTTAWA SENATORS (696)
 FAIZUN GOTE 6233             10   6  0    51       THE ZOO (703)
 DORINE EAGEL 6232            10   6  0    50       THE ZOO (703)
-SANDIA RIDGE 6012             4   1  0    41       WESTERN FRONTIER (684)
-TRYPTOPHAN 5634               4   5  0    41       SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (631)
 HALDA IMPOLA 6234             7   9  0    37       THE ZOO (703)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-S.P. 5291                     2   2  0    32       SUPERIOR HORDE 1996Q (577)
 KULLY LAMM 6261               6   6  1    31       THE ZOO (703)
-GREEN APPLE 3612              3   0  0    31       SCENT OF A WOMAN (384)
-KINGSTON 6037                 4   0  0    29       ENROUTE TO ST LOUIS (683)
 SCOTT PODSEDNIK 6126          1   0  0    29       WS BATS '05 (698)
 DUCK OR ELSE 6293             3   6  0    26       D2 MIGHTY DUCKS (711)
 FRANK THOMAS 6128             2   2  0    26       WS BATS '05 (698)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MINNEAPOLIS 6004              5   2  0    23       ENROUTE TO ST LOUIS (683)
-PHIL HELLMUTH JR 5931         2   0  0    23       HOUSE OF CARDS 4 (674)
-SLINGSHOT 5581                1   0  1    22       WEAPONS OF OLD (627)
-SANTE FE 6008                 2   2  1    21       WESTERN FRONTIER (684)
 I OF THE NEE DULL 6150        1   0  0    20       HAZAARDS OF CLONING (373)
-RAY EMERY 6119                2   0  0    18       OTTAWA SENATORS (696)
-JASON SPEZZA 6116             1   1  0    18       OTTAWA SENATORS (696)
-PAUL KONERKO 6125             1   0  0    13       WS BATS '05 (698)
-A 5287                        1   1  0     7       SUPERIOR HORDE 1996Q (577)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CHRIS PHILLIPS 6117           0   1  0     1       OTTAWA SENATORS (696)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
MUSK 3479               1  1 1 SCENT OF A WOMAN 384 SLINGSHOT 5581        192   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Chanel No. 5 -- (sneezing violently)  You don't smell like any woman *I* ever wanted.
-- Faizun Gote

S.P. -- Hmm.  Southern Pacific?  Severe Pain (in various parts of the body)?
Inquiring Minds are vaguely curious. -- Kully Lamm

A -- Ah.  A suitable name for a golem, I suppose.  It will certainly discourage
personalization and attachment. -- Halda Impola

Obsession -- Works for me.  Although I prefer to call it "focus."  For me, that's on
getting out of here alive.  You can help by continuing to lose to me. -- Benito
Chatte
P.S.  Spectacularly, please, so I climb the ranks and get political points.  I want
'em.

The Fratsfa Slave is, as usual, pathetic.  But we all knew that. -- Dorine Eagel

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....

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

BENITO CHATTE was devastated by I OF THE KNEE DOLL in a 1 minute Title fight.
HO! HA-HA! GUARD! was demolished by M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
HA-THRUST! overpowered VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
ALBUQUERQUE viciously subdued FAIZUN GOTE in a popular 3 minute brutal fight.
DORINE EAGEL was bested by SPIN1 in a 2 minute brawl.
BARRIE unbelievably bested HALDA IMPOLA in a crowd pleasing 1 minute fight.
RICK MONDAY overpowered AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
DANNY HEATLEY overpowered DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute gruesome uneven melee.
FRANK THOMAS lost to DUCK OR ELSE in a popular 3 minute gruesome duel.
KULLY LAMM vanquished CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
SCOTT PODSEDNIK beat MORDANT DESERTER in a 3 minute veteran vs. novice melee.
I OF THE NEE DULL demolished EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 6 minute mismatched match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -   0 -  0     100  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         TOTAL PARRY       20 -   8 -  0      71  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -   4 -  0      67  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         AIMED BLOW        10 -   5 -  0      67  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         STRIKING ATTACK   19 -  10 -  3      66  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    29 -  17 -  0      63  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK    14 -   9 -  0      61  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   8 -  3      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 194 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-LUNGE        2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         5  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  I OF THE KNEE DOLL 3532    12  11  1  117 HAZAARDS OF CLONING (373)
PARRY-LUNGE      HA-THRUST! 6300            15   9  0   98 D2 MIGHTY DUCKS (711)
LUNGING ATTACK   ALBUQUERQUE 6009            6   1  0   71 WESTERN FRONTIER (684)
BASHING ATTACK   BARRIE 6003                 5   0  1   56 ENROUTE TO ST LOUIS (683)
TOTAL PARRY      FAIZUN GOTE 6233           10   6  0   51 THE ZOO (703)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    DORINE EAGEL 6232          10   6  0   50 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 ALBUQUERQUE 6009.  The ten other most popular fighters were DUCK OR ELSE 
6293, I OF THE KNEE DOLL 3532, HA-THRUST! 6300, SPIN1 6298, BARRIE 6003, RICK MONDAY 
6110, DANNY HEATLEY 6115, FRANK THOMAS 6128, HALDA IMPOLA 6234, and KULLY LAMM 6261.

The least popular fighter this week was I OF THE NEE DULL 6150.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SCOTT PODSEDNIK 6126, DORINE EAGEL 6232, HO! HA-HA! GUARD! 
6292, FAIZUN GOTE 6233, BENITO CHATTE 6184, KULLY LAMM 6261, HALDA IMPOLA 6234, FRANK 
THOMAS 6128, DANNY HEATLEY 6115, and RICK MONDAY 6110.