DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/27/2015    Duedate: 02/09/2015

ZUKAL ARENA

DM-9    TURN-767

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CRAZED WILDEBEEST
SATAN'S KINGDOM (541)
(9-5824) [9-1-0,102]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CRAZED WILDEBEEST              VINEGAR STROKES
SATAN'S KINGDOM (541)          THE LEAGUE (546)
(9-5824) [9-1-0,102]           (9-5856) [4-1-0,58]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

QUARTZ                         ROWDY ROB
RED FURY (318)                 THE INSANE GROUP (105)
(9-4242) [13-16-1,91]          (9-1516) [0-3-0,9]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SPROUT OF IT (549)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. QUEEN (522)                 30
2. SPROUT OF IT (549)          21      SATAN'S KINGDOM (541)
3. MMM BEER (537)              20      Unchartered Team
4. THE LEAGUE (546)            15
5. THE INSANE GROUP (105)      14      SPROUT OF IT (549)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*FRIENDS (540)              5   0  2  100   1/ 1*SPROUT OF IT (549)       10  5 1
 2/ 2 SATAN'S KINGDOM (541)      9   1  0 90.0   2/ 5 THE INSANE GROUP (105)    7  8 0
 3/ 3*SPROUT OF IT (549)        19   6  1 76.0   3/ 3 RED FURY (318)            6  4 0
 4/ 4 QUEEN (522)              197 111 12 64.0   4/ 2 QUEEN (522)               6  6 0
 5/ 5 THE INSANE GROUP (105)    69  49 13 58.5   5/ 7 SATAN'S KINGDOM (541)     3  0 0
 6/ 8*THE LEAGUE (546)           4   3  0 57.1   6/ 8 BLUE MOON (381)           3 12 0
 7/ 6 RED FURY (318)           152 141  9 51.9   7- 6*FRIENDS (540)             2  0 0
 8- 7 THE MONGOLOIDS (83)      413 390 23 51.4   8/ 9*THE LEAGUE (546)          2  0 0
 9/ 9 BLUE MOON (381)          945 %1149 30 45.1   9- 4 THE MONGOLOIDS (83)       2  3 1
10/ 0*MMM BEER (537)             4   5  0 44.4  10/ 0*MMM BEER (537)            1  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

              + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Old Secrets ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     Zrof One-Eye did not claim to be one of the Bandit Princes who ruled Zukal.  No
useful purpose would have been served by making such a claim, and it would have taken
time and energy to defend it--time and energy which he prefered to spend on other
things.  And what was in a name, after all?  It was significant that whenever the
Bandit Princes met in secret council to debate problems and questions of policy, they
always invited Arenamaster Zrof to attend.
     Tonight, the meeting was being held at the Baths of Terulio, an establishment
which had been purchased a year ago by Doreg, one of the younger Bandit Princes.
Parts of the building were ancient, said to pre-date the Chaos War of five hundred
years ago.  No one knew who, exactly, had built it, but the Fratsfans had been
involved at some point, as the pointed Gathic arches testified.  And the Serevadans
must have had a hand in those atria.  Had the Ferencians erected the colonnades?
Despite the hodgepodge of architectural styles, and the Rirorni "furnishings"
(tapestries, carpets, and cushions) with which Doreg had filled it, the whole thing
was pleasing to the eye.  And magnificently pleasing to the body.  Zrof emerged from
the hot pool, plunged briefly into the cold one, and finally allowed an attendant to
wrap him in a toga-like bath sheet.  Relaxing, refreshing, and--he allowed another
servant to hand him a goblet of wine--supplied with the best vintages.
     He strolled into the private dining chamber that had been set aside for the
meeting.  Seven of the Princes were there already, and Doreg would doubtless enter at
any moment.  With himself, that made nine, and seven Princes were enough to conduct
business in the name of the city.
     "This is a wasteful extravagance," Barandine grumbled.  He was noted for his
parsimony, he habitually dressed in plain, well-worn clothing, and he had been known
to serve guests in his palace with a meal that the lowest tavern in the town could do
better.  He was never slow to indulge in Doreg's generous meals, of course, and
presently he sat in front of a plate loaded with roast venison, glazed ham, two
roasted and stuffed pigeons....
     Zrof shuddered and averted his gaze.  That kind of indulgence made a man fat and
slow, and a Bandit Prince of Zukal, the most intrigue-riddled city in Alastari, could
not afford to be fat or slow.  "You consider that it was too extravagant of Doreg to
offer us this fine meal?  The good wine?"  The Arenamaster studied the selection on
the long table--there were never servants at these private meetings--and picked up a
plate.
     "No, if he wants to feast us, that is proper.  He's the youngest of us, after
all.  It shows respect.  It's buying this bathhouse in the first place, not to
mention all the restoration work he's done here--wasteful!  Extravagant!  Just
throwing his money away--"
     "I happen to know that the Terulio makes him a very handsome profit," Zrof
countered.  "And even if it didn't, so what?  He isn't spending YOUR money."
     "Quite true."  Doreg had entered unnoticed and now took his place at the table.
"I have received word that none of the others can come tonight, therefore the doors
are closed and the meeting is begun."  The young (perhaps thirty) Rirorni fixed
Barandine with a hard stare.  "You called this meeting.  Why?  Surely it wasn't just
to protest my business ventures."
     "I have several points," the older man growled.  "First--" here he shot a
spiteful glance at Zrof, "that we should close down the arena finally and completely,
raze the structure, and turn the land to other uses.  It's a good location--"
     "The arena is breaking even at the present," Zrof said.  "Things may improve
later--they have in the past.  But in any case, the arena structure AND the land it
stands on belongs to ME, and I have a contract with the Lady Greywand which requires
that I keep it open until she says otherwise.  If you, Barandine, make one move to
damage my property or interfere with the fulfillment of my contract, I will see you
dead... slowly."
     Barandine flushed with anger, which was easily visible on his light complexion--
could he be a renegade Fratsfan?  That raised an interesting question with regard to
a rumor Zrof had picked up three days ago.  It had seemed unlikely at the time.
True, men of all races poured through the city, but why should the Fratsfans care who
ruled it?  They were a long way off, and by all accounts their emperor was devoted to
agricultural experiments.
     "Who cares what the Grey Witch wants?" Berandine demanded.  "Besides, what She
wants won't matter at all, soon."  His narrow mouth twisted into an unpleasant smile.
"She's an old woman, when all is said and done.  Old women die.  They're well known
for it."
     "Fine.  When the situation changes, we can think about other uses for the land,"
Zrof said.  "But not until then, because I'm not going to hold my breath waiting for
a five-thousand-year-old witch to die.  She's had a lot more practice staying alive."
     Barandine opened his mouth, probably to argue, but there was an interruption.

     Karolvingar, the Roving Demon of Zukal, erupted into the room.  Quite literally.
The floor tiles near the back wall flew apart, and the demon burst upward in a
fountain of flame.  "To arms!" the demon cried.  "To arms, leaders of Zukal, for your
doom is upon you!"
     "From you?" Zrof asked.  The Roving Demon was a some-time standby at the arena 
(where he was required to assume approximately human form), and he had a fair idea of
its fighting ability.  He would bet on himself to take Karolvingar down in two
minutes, armed only with a table knife and an offhand fork, and with nothing but a
bath sheet for armor.  Of course, when the Demon was in its own form, it fought more
effectively.
     "Not I!"  Karolvingar looked offended.  "You must realize that I consider myself
to be practically a Bandit Prince of Zukal myself!  All the lesser demons in the city
defer to me, after all, and I have... certain enterprises here which I would not like
to see disturbed."  The demon shrugged.  "And in what other city of Alastari would
the people be so cosmopolitan as to tolerate a community of demons?  No, the danger
comes from Barikala--"
     "Which has been cut off from all contact with the rest of the world for some
years now," Barandine snapped.  "Which is, in fact, one of the points I wanted to--"
     Karolvingar flicked one leathery wing at the Prince.  "Be silent, old man, you
know nothing about it."
     Barandine opened his mouth, but Doreg cut in before the narrow-faced old man
could speak.  "Tell us how Barikala menaces the city, Sir Demon," he said.
     "Firstly, are you aware that the island has become the focus of a cluster of
uncontrolled rips in the boundaries between worlds?  And that creatures which you
would call monsters are emerging from this rips?"
     "I've heard," Zrof said, and Doreg nodded also.
     "Excellent, it saves time.  Know now that not all the 'monsters' which appear
are what you might call 'beasts'.  Some of them are as intelligent as any human--more
intelligent than some," the demon added with a glance at Barandine.  "And they have
decided that Alastari is a fair land, well suited to become their new home.  It is,
in fact, an invasion such as those spoken of in the time you call the Chaos War.  For
NOW, it is localized around Barikala and the delta of the Urt.  But if it is not
stopped there, it will spread to all this world."

                                      SPY REPORT

     Oh, hi.  Its just little 'ol Debby Tonte.  Thought I'd check out ZUKAL to see 
what's new.  I don't wanna hurt anybody's feelings or anything, but THE MONGOLOIDS 
really goofed with their 0-0-0.  THE INSANE GROUP like really fought hard to move up 
to 2nd from 5th.  Way to go!  What was the name of that team who got 3-1-0 this turn 
for a total 197-111-12 you ask?  (Sure)  QUEEN's their name, and fighting's their 
game!  MVP award for NO TIME?  QUEEN's proud of him after beating DANGEROUS CRIMINAL 
and getting 17 points.  Talk about yer big time losers!  KIND OF MAGIC got smashed by 
VINEGAR STROKES, and lost 10 points!  The Duelmaster isn't going to stop just cause 
he's Number One!  QUARTZ knows this.  She was challenged by the Duelmaster.  This 
Duelmaster is like something else!  CRAZED WILDEBEEST stopped QUARTZ dead in hers 
tracks!  I hear the top team insists all their warriors get nine hours sleep.  They 
want photogenic fighters for PR photos.   
     So just why would someone becomes a warrior anyway?  It can't be for these 
really neat Spyreports can it?  QUEEN was ZUKAL's most avoided team.  Is there some 
award for that?  I don't know what SPROUT OF IT's been doing.  They certainly haven't 
been accepting many fights from QUEEN, that's fer sher.  Can RED FURY's QUARTZ be 
more popular than me?  She was challenged the most, but is that really the same?   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All ZUKAL ever talks about is fighting!  Me, 
I'm more laid back.  What if they had a fight and nobody showed up?  I'd be out of a 
job, that's what!!!   
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I gotta leave.  ZUKAL is like such a dump, and you guys smell 
too much!  I had a fun time, see you later-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CRAZED WILDEBEEST 5824        9   1  0   102       SATAN'S KINGDOM (541)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LUNATIC LARRY 921            17   4  3    93       THE INSANE GROUP (105)
 QUARTZ 4242                  13  16  1    91       RED FURY (318)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SEAS OF RHYE 5844             7   4  1    76       QUEEN (522)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RACHEL 5817                   5   0  2    65       FRIENDS (540)
 MAD JACK 865                 16   8  1    62       THE INSANE GROUP (105)
 DEMENTED DAN 864             12  12  4    62       THE INSANE GROUP (105)
 LUMINESCENCE 5704             8   4  0    62       RED FURY (318)
-THE CHAMPION 5794             5   0  0    60       QUEEN (522)
 STING 4361                   12   3  0    58       RED FURY (318)
 VINEGAR STROKES 5856          4   1  0    58       THE LEAGUE (546)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NO TIME 5806                  9   9  0    54       QUEEN (522)
-KIHMBULEE 5353                4   0  1    51       THE MONGOLOIDS (83)
-WILYUM 4935                  10  14  0    49       THE MONGOLOIDS (83)
 NEVERMORE 5846                8   4  0    40       QUEEN (522)
 ALPHA PIG 5871                4   1  0    38       SPROUT OF IT (549)
 KIND OF MAGIC 5848            7   3  0    34       QUEEN (522)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WOW 5329                      7   6  0    31       THE MONGOLOIDS (83)
 SISTER BEAR 5872              4   1  0    31       SPROUT OF IT (549)
 BLUE ALBATROSS 5832           6  10  1    29       BLUE MOON (381)
 ZUZU 5875                     4   1  0    29       SPROUT OF IT (549)
 MAYOR MEANSWELL 5874          4   1  0    29       SPROUT OF IT (549)
 BROTHER BEAR 5873             3   2  1    29       SPROUT OF IT (549)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLAZAR 5705                   5   7  0    22       RED FURY (318)
 FUSE 5726                     3   3  0    20       RED FURY (318)
 WIERD WALLY 1134              4   5  0    18       THE INSANE GROUP (105)
 STOUT 5780                    1   0  0    17       MMM BEER (537)
-FRIEDERIKE 5354               1   2  1    15       THE MONGOLOIDS (83)
 STORMY SKIES 5859             3   5  0    14       BLUE MOON (381)
 LAGANITAS 5782                1   2  0    13       MMM BEER (537)
 SMOKEY BLUE 5877              2   3  0     9       BLUE MOON (381)
 SKYE BLUE 5884                1   0  0     9       BLUE MOON (381)
 ROWDY ROB 1516                0   3  0     9       THE INSANE GROUP (105)
-TIHMUTHEE 5352                1   3  0     6       THE MONGOLOIDS (83)
-MILLER 5781                   1   1  0     4       MMM BEER (537)
 BABY BLUE 5883                0   2  0     2       BLUE MOON (381)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
COMPLETELY BLUE 5841    3 10 0 BLUE MOON 381        BROTHER BEAR 5873     766   
HARRO 5860              1  4 0 BLUE MOON 381        FRIEDERIKE 5354       765   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

One-four.  AND another death.  Really, we do NOT need this. -- the Albatross, for
Blue Moon
P.S.  And the only win was over a standby.

     That's too short.  Talk more next time.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

VINEGAR STROKES devastated KIND OF MAGIC in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
CRAZED WILDEBEEST subdued QUARTZ in a exciting 1 minute Challenge Title melee.
SISTER BEAR narrowly defeated FUSE in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
DEMENTED DAN was devastated by SEAS OF RHYE in a popular 1 minute one-sided contest.
LUNATIC LARRY demolished LUMINESCENCE in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
NO TIME vanquished DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
MAD JACK overpowered MAYOR MEANSWELL in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
STING overpowered BROTHER BEAR in a action packed 1 minute uneven melee.
NEVERMORE vanquished STORMY SKIES in a action packed 1 minute gruesome one-sided duel.
BLUE ALBATROSS was overpowered by ALPHA PIG in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
LAGANITAS was handily defeated by ZUZU in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
BLAZAR savagely defeated ROWDY ROB in a crowd pleasing 5 minute bloody match.
WIERD WALLY bested SMOKEY BLUE in a 1 minute battle.
BABY BLUE was subdued by STOUT in a popular 1 minute brawl.
SKYE BLUE overcame MORDANT DESERTER in a 2 minute novice's conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   9         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   0 -  0     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         AIMED BLOW        25 -   8 -  2      76  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         PARRY-LUNGE        9 -   4 -  0      69  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         LUNGING ATTACK    27 -  12 -  1      69  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   3 -  1      63  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL      7 -  12 -  0      37  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -  29 -  1      34  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   2 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   5 -  0       0  |

Turn 767 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     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  4         4  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
AIMED BLOW         3 -  2                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  4                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       CRAZED WILDEBEEST 5824      9   1  0  102 SATAN'S KINGDOM (541)
LUNGING ATTACK   LUNATIC LARRY 921          17   4  3   93 THE INSANE GROUP (105)
PARRY-LUNGE      MAD JACK 865               16   8  1   62 THE INSANE GROUP (105)
SLASHING ATTACK  STING 4361                 12   3  0   58 RED FURY (318)
BASHING ATTACK   ALPHA PIG 5871              4   1  0   38 SPROUT OF IT (549)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is QUARTZ 4242.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
ROWDY ROB 1516.  The ten other most popular fighters were CRAZED WILDEBEEST 5824, 
NEVERMORE 5846, SISTER BEAR 5872, FUSE 5726, VINEGAR STROKES 5856, SEAS OF RHYE 5844, 
LUNATIC LARRY 921, STING 4361, STOUT 5780, and SKYE BLUE 5884.

The least popular fighter this week was LAGANITAS 5782.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MAYOR MEANSWELL 5874, LUMINESCENCE 5704, BABY BLUE 5883, SMOKEY BLUE 
5877, BLUE ALBATROSS 5832, STORMY SKIES 5859, BROTHER BEAR 5873, DEMENTED DAN 864, 
QUARTZ 4242, and KIND OF MAGIC 5848.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

EXPENDABLE YOUTH (9-4200) KARNHORN KARNAGE (382)

                 FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY LIV

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CALAVERA 4915 (97-82-0)                8  3  0         THIRSTY THUGS        

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
KATANA 5570 (44-29-1)                  1  3  1         BATTEL BLADES        
SERIAL MURDERER 990 (42-67-0)          1  3  0         THE MONGOLOIDS       

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
WILLY LIV 2930 (46-30-2)               8  3  0         THE MONGOLOIDS       

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
EXPENDABLE YOUTH 4200 (12-6-0)         2  3  0         KARNHORN KARNAGE     

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
THE CHAMPION 5794 (5-0-0)              5  3  0         QUEEN                

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
RACHEL 5817 (5-0-2)                    0  3  0         FRIENDS              
VINEGAR STROKES 5856 (3-1-0)           0  3  0         THE LEAGUE           

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DIVE 5764 (2-0-0)                      2  3  0         BUBBA'S HYBRIDS      

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
COGENT THOUGHT 5878 (0-0-0)            1  3  0         GREAT IDEAS          
MARCHING IN LINE 5861 (0-0-0)          1  3  0         DRILL SARGE GB       
DAYDREAM 5880 (0-0-0)                  0  3  0         GREAT IDEAS          

                 NEW TEAMS IN THE TEMPORARY TOURNAMENT ARENA (DM 85)

Please note that all new teams created at the Face-to-Face were temporarily placed in 
a temporary Tournament Arena, DM 85.  If you requested that your team be placed in a 
specific arena, it has already transferred to that arena.  Effective immediately, any 
teams placed in DM 85 and not transferred out to another arena, will be automatically 
deleted a month after the tournament.  If you have questions about any of your teams, 
please contact Customer Service. -- RSI