DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/08/2008    Duedate: 06/04/2008

KYR'TERR ARENA

DM-71    TURN-197

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TRYPTOPHAN
SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (631)
(71-5634) [6-5-0,80]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TRYPTOPHAN                     POSITION IS EMPTY
SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (631)       
(71-5634) [6-5-0,80]           

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BENITO CHATTE                  TRYPTOPHAN
THE ZOO (703)                  SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (631)
(71-6184) [16-28-1,77]         (71-5634) [6-5-0,80]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE ZOO (703)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (631)    22
2. HAZAARDS OF CLONING (373)    0      SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (631)
3. ENROUTE TO ST LOUIS (683)    0      Unchartered Team
4. WS BATS '05 (698)            0
5. HEART BREAKERS (695)         0      FRODO'S COUSIN (341)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*HEART BREAKERS (695)       6   0  0  100   1/ 1 THE ZOO (703)             8  7 0
 2- 2 ENROUTE TO ST LOUI (683)  24   7  1 77.4   2- 2 HAZAARDS OF CLONIN (373)  3  0 0
 3- 3*OTTAWA SENATORS (696)      9   3  0 75.0   3/ 8 SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (631)  2  0 0
 4- 4*WS BATS '05 (698)          6   2  0 75.0   4- 4*WS BATS '05 (698)         2  0 0
 5- 5*WESTERN FRONTIER (684)    14   7  1 66.7   5- 5 ENROUTE TO ST LOUI (683)  1  0 0
 6- 6 HAZAARDS OF CLONIN (373)  79  56  1 58.5   6- 6*WESTERN FRONTIER (684)    1  0 0
 7/ 7 SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (631)  71  53  1 57.3   7- 7*HEART BREAKERS (695)      1  0 0
 8/ 9 THE ZOO (703)            468 629  8 42.7   8- 9*OTTAWA SENATORS (696)     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 295): UNHOLY TERROR of BLOOD RITES (Wretch, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 592): CHIEF SITTING BULL of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 592): MOLYNEUX of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 585): JEROME of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 581): TRAVIS T FLETE of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 581): KEG STAND of BARHOPPERS (Apex, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 578): MOLDRAUN of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 574): WORLD CHUMPS of THE A'S -- LOSERS II (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 543): PARTICLE MAN of NEUROMANCERS (Rude Buddha, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 534): RAMBLING OX of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 525): CUTTER of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 243): IGOR MALMORT of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 427): ATRION of THE EXILED ONES (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 196): AYE OF THE NEEDLE of HAZAARDS OF CLONGING (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 477): AXLY HIMSELF of GERFEL'S FRIENDS (Generalissimo Puerco)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 295): SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 592): ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 592): OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 585): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 581): KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 581): MASTERS OF SIN (Sin, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 578): ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 574): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 543): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 534): WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 525): BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 243): FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 427): BIBLICAL HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 196): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 477): SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 592): KORO CLOUD of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
                   (turn 591): SLEDGE of NEVERWAKE (Doc Steeke, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 590): ABBOTT of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 584): JACKSON OF KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 581): TRAVIS T FLETE of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
                (turn 580): MITCHELL PAIGE of MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 578): MOLDRAUN of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
                           CAYLON MCCANN of STEEL CRUSADE (Cassius Calvata, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 573): KLINK of THE A'S -- LOSERS II (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 543): BORIS KARLOFF of MEN OF 1,000 FACES (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 524): CADDO SCOT of BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 243): IGOR MALMORT of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
                (turn 242): PAS DE QUARTIER 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 
KYR'TERR brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  SUPERIOR FORCES ZC turned their 
1-0-0 turn into a 3rd place rank in the listings this turn.  Any better than this, 
and you get put on hit lists.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed to see 
TRYPTOPHAN win a fight and gain 22 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, TRYPTOPHAN beat 
BENITO CHATTE and BENITO CHATTE lost 13 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  Due to 
absence, and inability to defend the throne, AYE OF THE NEEDLE has lost the Title of 
Duelmaster.  Start setting that alarm earlier!  And it's out with the old, in with 
the new, as TRYPTOPHAN 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.  What's the big D?  ENROUTE TO ST LOUIS was the most 
avoided team?  Bunch of lily livered... grumble... mumble... curse...  And who led 
the way in this mass act of cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was 
SUPERIOR FORCES ZC.  Ha ha ha ha!   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for KYR'TERR's 
morgue.  More variety.  We're all going to die in the end, so why worry if the fate 
catches up with you sooner that later?   
     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!  Just wait 'till next time I show 
up here, I won't be so nice!  So nyaaah!  Paste this one in your scrapbooks, you'll 
need the kindling come this winter-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TRYPTOPHAN 5634               6   5  0    80       SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (631)

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       22  11  0   105       HAZAARDS OF CLONING (373)
-<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)
-ALBUQUERQUE 6009              7   1  0    82       WESTERN FRONTIER (684)
 BENITO CHATTE 6184           16  28  1    77       THE ZOO (703)
-MISSISSAUGA 6007              7   0  0    73       ENROUTE TO ST LOUIS (683)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-I OF THE NEEDLE 3377         10  13  0    65       HAZAARDS OF CLONING (373)
-BARRIE 6003                   6   0  1    63       ENROUTE TO ST LOUIS (683)
-RICK MONDAY 6110              6   0  0    63       HEART BREAKERS (695)
 DORINE EAGEL 6232            12   7  0    57       THE ZOO (703)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HALDA IMPOLA 6234             9  10  0    45       THE ZOO (703)
-DANNY HEATLEY 6115            5   1  0    44       OTTAWA SENATORS (696)
 KULLY LAMM 6261               8   7  1    43       THE ZOO (703)
 FAIZUN GOTE 6233             11   8  0    42       THE ZOO (703)
-SCOTT PODSEDNIK 6126          2   0  0    42       WS BATS '05 (698)
-SANDIA RIDGE 6012             4   1  0    41       WESTERN FRONTIER (684)
-FRANK THOMAS 6128             3   2  0    40       WS BATS '05 (698)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KINGSTON 6037                 4   0  0    29       ENROUTE TO ST LOUIS (683)
-I OF THE NEE DULL 6150        2   0  0    26       HAZAARDS OF CLONING (373)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MINNEAPOLIS 6004              5   2  0    23       ENROUTE TO ST LOUIS (683)
-SANTE FE 6008                 2   2  1    21       WESTERN FRONTIER (684)
-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)
-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?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Aye of the Needle -- I am so glad to see you back in action, you can't imagine.  Good
going. -- Benito Chatte

Albuquerque -- They all say that. -- Dorine Eagel

Frank Thomas -- I never argue with golems.  It's a waste of time and energy, both of
which are limited in this life. -- Kully Lamm

Danny Heatley -- You should probably go back to Ottawa.  I don't hold with these
absentee senators. -- Faizun Gote

Barrie -- Why would I want to go to St Louis? -- Halda Impola

Our congratulations to I of the Knee Doll. -- Jorja and the Middle Way

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BENITO CHATTE was bested by TRYPTOPHAN in a 1 minute master's Title fight.
DORINE EAGEL overcame AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute gory match.
FAIZUN GOTE was outwaited by THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a unpopular 10 minute gory brawl.
HALDA IMPOLA defeated FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute master vs. amateur match.
KULLY LAMM vanquished FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute mismatched fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   0 -  0     100  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -   2 -  0      83  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW         5 -   2 -  0      71  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK   17 -   7 -  2      71  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         TOTAL PARRY       14 -   6 -  0      70  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   3 -  2      57  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     8 -   6 -  0      57  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         LUNGING ATTACK    12 -  10 -  0      55  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 197 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         3  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       TRYPTOPHAN 5634             6   5  0   80 SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (631)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    DORINE EAGEL 6232          12   7  0   57 THE ZOO (703)
STRIKING ATTACK  KULLY LAMM 6261             8   7  1   43 THE ZOO (703)
TOTAL PARRY      FAIZUN GOTE 6233           11   8  0   42 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 TRYPTOPHAN 5634.  The ten other most popular fighters were DORINE EAGEL 
6232, HALDA IMPOLA 6234, KULLY LAMM 6261, BENITO CHATTE 6184, FAIZUN GOTE 6233,  0,  
0,  0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was FAIZUN GOTE 6233.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were BENITO CHATTE 6184, KULLY LAMM 6261, HALDA IMPOLA 6234, DORINE 
EAGEL 6232, TRYPTOPHAN 5634,  0,  0,  0,  0, and  0.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

I OF THE KNEE DOLL (71-3532) HAZAARDS OF CLONING (373)

                                 THE STOMPING GROUNDS

The new all-basher arena will be in Seam, DM 20.  Only new teams (0FE) may 
participate.  The only rule is that all of your warriors must be bashers.

The first turn of the contest will be due on Monday, April 28.  It will be a slow 
turn-around arena.  If you wish to enter a team, please submit your new team and first 
turn strategies before then.  Only one team per manager, please.  

This arena will stay open indefinitely, providing there is interest (i.e., this is not 
a contest that runs a set number of turns, although there are prizes scheduled after 
the first 15 rounds).  For more information, see details in the first newsletter or on 
the forums. 

                                          -- RSI 

  Zeb Karan looked around the table at the rest of Dwes Eg's staff.  Arenamasters,

standby and Dark Arena warriors, stewards and infirmarians, even the maintenance crew.  
There was wine and beer on the side-table, even sandwiches, but no one was partaking.
      "Stop looking like your dog died," Lew Voth said.  He had once been the 
arenamaster of Sentern and had taken his turns overseeing the fights in Dwes Eg.  "We 
all knew this day would come.  When are they closing us down?"
      "Immediately after the tourney, according to the information I was given."
      "Short notice," Jame Rinvar, another arenamaster commented.
      "No offense intended, these things just creep up on people.  Tourneys make it 
worse, I suppose, all the new teams being entered."  Zeb grimaced.  "Some of the file 
cabinets have exploded from over-stuffing, you know, and it takes so long to run 
through all the registered gladiators to find those who are planning to fight on any 
given day that the day is OVER by the time we're ready to start."
      "Which is why they closed down Sentern, Cimmeriac, and Firehold," Lew pointed 
out.  "This is the same thing all over again."
      "Cycles," Jame said.  "Things happen, and then later they happen again.  We live 
with it.  And Dwes Eg did last for, what, eight and a half years before it reached the 
explosion point.  That isn't bad.  That's forever, speaking practically."
      "Eight or nine years is not forever--"
      "The only thing that's real is today, and maybe, up to a point, tomorrow.  I 
don't see a problem with this.  What are the new parameters, Zeb?"
      "Dwes Eg remains open, existing teams can run and can recruit new members.  BUT, 
no new teams will be accepted.  New teams will go into a new arena, DM 84, running its 
first turn on the seventh of May.  A regular two-week cycle."
      "So Dwes Eg isn't actually being closed, just closed to new teams.  Okay.  This 
works," Jame said again.  "Number 84... does this mean it'll be out at that Blackstone 
place?  Rotten weather half the year, but I suppose you could say that about any site.  
What about regional allegiance?"
      "None specified in the data I received.  Probably a personal-choice situation," 
Zeb said.
      "Transfers?" Lew asked.
      "I don't know about transfers IN," Zeb said, "but I'd guess yes, they would be 
allowed.  No transfers OUT, though.  None out of DM 82, for that matter.  Once you're 
in 82 or 84, the only way out is death or graduation."
      "That fairly describes most arenas," Jame said.  "Anyone who takes up the 
gladiatorial life has already accepted that."