DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/03/2009    Duedate: 07/16/2009

ARUAK CITY ARENA

DM-11    TURN-623

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CARMEN ELECTRA
GIRLS, GIRLS, GIRLS (435)
(11-4752) [14-6-0,113]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

POSITION IS EMPTY              AGRAEDUS
                               PHILANTHROPISTS (576)
                               (11-6721) [4-5-0,61]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

KIANA TOM                      TWOFLOWER
GIRLS, GIRLS, GIRLS (435)      TECHNO 8 (609)
(11-4753) [12-15-0,99]         (11-7120) [15-13-0,101]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

KRILL CAVALRY (374)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BULLDOGS (157)              47
2. GIRLS, GIRLS, GIRLS (435)   24      COLORIFIC (511)
3. ANIMAL FARM (510)           14      Unchartered Team
4. TECHNO 8 (609)              13
5. COLORIFIC (511)              7      PHILANTHROPISTS (576)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 COLORIFIC (511)          398 208 13 65.7   1/ 1 KRILL CAVALRY (374)       8  7 0
 2/ 2 ANIMAL FARM (510)        %1187 651 40 64.6   2/ 2 ANIMAL FARM (510)         6  0 0
 3/ 3 GIRLS, GIRLS, GIRL (435) 114  81  4 58.5   3/ 5 BULLDOGS (157)            6  1 0
 4/ 4 BULLDOGS (157)           %1078 795 33 57.6   4/ 7 GIRLS, GIRLS, GIRL (435)  5  7 0
 5/ 5 TECHNO 8 (609)            91  79  4 53.5   5- 4 THE UPSTARTS II (411)     4  3 0
 6- 7 THE UPSTARTS II (411)     18  19  0 48.6   6/ 3 COLORIFIC (511)           4  4 0
 7- 8 IMMORTALS (85)           934 %1070 75 46.6   7/ 6 TECHNO 8 (609)            4  6 0
 8/ 9 KRILL CAVALRY (374)      418 721  8 36.7   8/ 8*PHILANTHROPISTS (576)     2  1 0
 9/11*PHILANTHROPISTS (576)      4   9  0 30.8   9- 9 IMMORTALS (85)            0  5 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[ The Andorian Succession #32 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Elsewhere:

     "I wouldn't want easy," Sunflower told the vampire.  Not strictly true, all she
wanted right now was out of this... whatever.  Pocket dimension.  But any trick that
could startle her opponent was good.  Vampires were tricky to fight, and there was no
choice here but fight or die; a vampire wouldn't take a surrender.  Well, except to
kill the loser at more leisure.  But she, Sizzling Sunflower, was going to win.
     Which raised a question.  She pondered it as she parried the vampire's dark
blade in a shower of sparks, riposted, lunged and withdrew.  In this pocket
dimension, the nature of reality was, call, it suggestible.  Intuition told her that
letting the "suggestions" get too far with her would be a bad move.  But could she
use just a little?  Use the "Sunflower" part of her arena name against a vampire who
might not be able to bear sunlight?  She had noticed when they first entered this
place that there wasn't any true sun here; the sky was a bright gray, and that was
the source of the "daylight."
     Hmm.  This vampire was strong and fast, but not particularly skilled with a
blade.  Ah, make that, apparently not skilled.  She supposed it could be a ruse.  Her
gladiator's instincts told her it was no trick:  this vampire really wasn't a
swordmaster.  Probably didn't have to be.  Until now.
     Their swords crossed again, shrieking metal and the weight of the vampire's
strike jolting down her arm, but the blade, HER blade, flashed bright as the sun, and
the sparks this time were hot and golden.  The vampire reeled back, shrieking as
loudly as the dark blade had done.
     Now.
     Sunflower pressed the attack.  A slash, and the vampire shied back, not as
confident as she'd been before.  A lunge.  Further retreat, and a stumble.  Another
lunge, a swerve as the fallen vampire kicked out at her.  Drive forward, keep the
creature on the defensive.  Hamstring, that's what she wanted.  Sunflower feinted for
the torso and then drove her sword--flaring hot gold again--into the vampire's leg.
     A scream such as she never wanted to hear again, a sudden cloud of oily black
smoke, and... nothing left.  The vampire was just gone.

West of Fratsfa:

     Elosjon heaved a sigh of relief when his feet touched firm ground again, and he
didn't care if Fandil heard him or not.  He had been afraid--no, he was afraid now.
In the tree, he had been terrified.  Of falling.  Of failing.
     The old mage gripped his arm, held one hand to his mouth briefly to signal
silence, and then pulled him away from the ravine, deeper into the forest.  Higher up
the mountain.
     After several minutes of silent walking, or at least walking without speech,
Elosjon figured he could risk speech.  "What about Redbud?" he whispered.
     "We keep going," Fandil said.  "She may, probably will, be fine.  And she's
doing a necessary job so that we can go forward and do a different and even more
necessary job.  Let us not waste her efforts."
     "Right, right.  The magician at Mountain Home."  He hesitated.  "I could be
wrong about Mountain Home.  I only have the word of Herlas of Zensu and he's, well,
his reputation isn't exactly--"
     "I feel sure that you ARE correct," Fandil said.  "All my instincts tell me so.
We will find an answer up there on the mountain.  If we get there soon enough."

Andor:

     Orchid stared back toward the avenue and the slaughter.  "I don't believe it!
Those gladiators were waiting to kill the king--the golem they thought was the king.
How could they do such a thing?"
     "You saw how," the man beside her said.
     "Yes, but--"
     "Gladiators come all kinds, just like ordinary people," he went on.  "Some good,
some bad, and a lot of them on the fence.  And this hasn't been a good town for a
gladiator since the arena closed.  They were probably so glad to have a job that they
didn't look into it closely."
     "You're saying someone paid them to--?"
     "Of course."  He steered her into an alley just before a troop of mounted guards
rushed past.  "Very few people, gladiators or not, are genuine anarchist to kill what
they believe is the king just for... kicks."  He paused at the other end of the
alley, looked both ways, and hurried her across another street into an overgrown
park.
     "But they must have expected the guards, why didn't they have an escape route
ready?"
     "They were most likely told the guards wouldn't be a problem.  Don't you see?"
He stopped and turned to face her.  "They were set up to kill and to die."  He shook
her a little.  "Believe it, lady!  Lord Korneth doesn't care whose death he ordered,
and you will be a target if anyone noticed and recognized you.  Even if no one saw
you at the parade--any gladiator found in Andor today will be marked for death.  You
have to get out of the city!"

Readers:  I'm using Consortium managers and gladiators here simply because they're
available.  If anybody else wants to be mixed up in this, just say the word, by
personal, email, or diplo. -- the Scribe

       * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ *

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 310): ZENITH of Z GLADIATORZ (? , mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 622): CARMEN ELECTRA of GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS (Weasel, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 622): GEORGE FOREMUN of ALL THE MUN'S MEN (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 610): SEREPHIM of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 611): LORMIN GARDE of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 609): SAML ULRON of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 608): GUT BUSTER of ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 604): BAINES of GAMEHENDGE (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 572): THE FOOL of AQUARIAN TAROT (Sage, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 564): SERGEANT2 of MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (The Anarchist)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 555): ANNA BEATRICE of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 258): BRAIN TUMOR of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 454): SERGEANT2 of MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 211): ALBUQUERQUE of WESTERN FRONTIERS (?, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 507): WORKS 4 EVIL EMPIRE of SUPERIOR FATHER (Manager, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 310): CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 622): KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 622): OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 610): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 611): MEDAL OF HONOOR J4 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 609): FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 608): MENAGERIE (Ichabod Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 604): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 573): MEDAL OF HONOOR G1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 564): MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 555): DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 258): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 454): 1949 YANKEES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 211): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 507): SUPERIOR FATHER et al (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 309): CONCUSSION of CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 621): LILAC LIZARD of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
                               MOCHA MONKEY of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 608): GUT BUSTER of ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 604): BAINES of GAMEHENDGE (Malaquar, mgr.)
                         MAYOR MCLAY of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 563): ROBERT DUNLAP of MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 210): TRYPTOPHAN of SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (Manager, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, 
I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again!  What's a move up by 3 you ask?  (alright, 
maybe you didn't ask)  Cause for celebration, according to GIRLS, GIRLS, GIRLS.  Say 
what you will about blind luck and dirty fighting, but BULLDOGS will tell you 
1078-795-33 is nothing to laugh at...  COLORIFIC had cause to celebrate, after BROWN 
NOSE got 19 points by beating SONG OF SUMMER.  CARMEN ELECTRA successfully staved off 
a grab for the roses by GREEN THUMB of COLORIFIC.  Does ARUAK CITY have no one 
talented enough to dethrone her?  So who's the team that's been walking into taverns 
last week and ordering milk?  Sounds like a PR stunt to me.   
     My mother wished me to avoid conflict, and seek the gentle trade of Spyreporter. 
But warriors aren't supposed to avoid fights!  Like the noble eagle soaring amongst 
the mountaintops, so stand the warriors of GIRLS, GIRLS, GIRLS, alone and 
unchallenged.  Like a pup with its tail between its legs, COLORIFIC scurried away 
from GIRLS, GIRLS, GIRLS.  Oh, the shame!  Is it charming personality?  
Conversational abilities?  Good oral hygiene?  Whatever it is, WOODROW BILLIT is the 
most challenged warrior.  WOODROW BILLIT found himself challenged by a warrior 18 
below:  MIXED BREED.  MIXED BREED of BULLDOGS kept his wits as he defeated WOODROW 
BILLIT.   
     The moving sword slashes, and having slashed, moves on...  Oh hard!  that to 
strike a flame, the match itself must needs be wasting!   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  As the seasons change, and the creatures of the 
wild change also, so do I feel a yearning to leave this place.  Can anything compare 
to the pleasure of writing Spyreports for ARUAK CITY?  On that giddy note I take my 
leave-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CARMEN ELECTRA 4752          14   6  0   113       GIRLS, GIRLS, GIRLS (435)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PUPPY LOVE 7026              27  12  0   118       BULLDOGS (157)
 BUTTER BURRO 7062            23   2  0   118       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 TWOFLOWER 7120               15  13  0   101       TECHNO 8 (609)
-TONYA WAITS 4757             20   9  0    99       GIRLS, GIRLS, GIRLS (435)
 KIANA TOM 4753               12  15  0    99       GIRLS, GIRLS, GIRLS (435)
 BROWN NOSE 6939              12   5  0    94       COLORIFIC (511)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GREEN THUMB 6830             23  12  0    88       COLORIFIC (511)
 PUP TENT 7134                11  12  1    84       BULLDOGS (157)
-TOM SAWYER 7101              12  14  2    73       IMMORTALS (85)
 GRAY MATTER 7152              7   5  0    72       COLORIFIC (511)
 SONG OF SUMMER 7119          18  12  0    70       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
-THE SPACE TOAD 4402           8   3  0    69       THE UPSTARTS II (411)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STABLEBOY 7118               14  16  0    66       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
 AGRAEDUS 6721                 4   5  0    61       PHILANTHROPISTS (576)
 TONK 7163                    10  11  0    57       TECHNO 8 (609)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MIXED BREED 7135              8  12  1    55       BULLDOGS (157)
 TWEED 7198                   12   5  1    52       TECHNO 8 (609)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-YELLOW FEVER 6978            11   5  1    47       COLORIFIC (511)
-CINDERELLA MAN 7102           8  18  0    42       IMMORTALS (85)
 WOODROW BILLIT 7151           8  15  0    39       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
 RAGING BULL 7205              4   7  0    35       BULLDOGS (157)
 TWILL 7197                    7  10  0    34       TECHNO 8 (609)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-THE ANALOG KID 7165           6   9  1    33       IMMORTALS (85)
 TIRLA DANCER 7228             3   3  0    33       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
-DRAYTON FLASHSTONE 7166       7   8  0    32       IMMORTALS (85)
 TONI 7222                     6   3  0    32       TECHNO 8 (609)
 PAPRIKA PUMA 7204             4   1  0    29       ANIMAL FARM (510)
-HOUND 7230                    4   0  0    28       BULLDOGS (157)
 BROOK BURKE 6472              2   9  0    25       GIRLS, GIRLS, GIRLS (435)
 IRVIN FLETE 7211              5   9  0    24       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
-SORTA DARK ELF 4403           4   3  0    24       THE UPSTARTS II (411)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-STINGER 7233                  2   1  0    22       THE UPSTARTS II (411)
 RED HEAD 7231                 3   1  0    21       COLORIFIC (511)
 AMANDA BYNES 7240             1   2  0    13       GIRLS, GIRLS, GIRLS (435)
-HAVERHILL CHAMP 7229          1   2  1     6       IMMORTALS (85)
-MR SPRINKLES 6971             1   2  0     5       THE UPSTARTS II (411)
 BLACK BEE 7245                1   0  0     5       ANIMAL FARM (510)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BOB THE NINJA 4405      3  3 0 THE UPSTARTS II 411  HAVERHILL CHAMP 7229  619  NOT REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

What a travesty!  Our warriors were not run last turn.  A really, really hurtful
disappointment.  (Especially since strategies were sent so early.) -- Kennelworth,
Mino, and even Purple People Eater

Carmen Electra -- Congrats on your Duelmaster Title.  Duelmasters drink free at The
Bulldog Inn. -- Kennelworth, Proprietor

Shinketh, Land Agent -- Well, we may have wanted something, but mostly we wanted to
fight out last fights.  But since The RSI Commission apparently erroneously refused
to allow that, we head away to The Isle quite angry and disgusted. -- Lilac Lizard
and Mocha Monkey

I regret to say I will be absent from this fine arena for some time.  I currently can
only afford to run 1 team, and that will be Deathtongue (46), as it has always been
my home.  Farewill for now. -- Technogeek

     Farewell, you will be missed. -- all the arena staff

M. Chardinee?  But he has no singing voice at all! -- Song of Summer

Kiana Tom -- Not exactly what I look for in a date. -- Woodrow Billit

The Analog Kid -- Not in my stable, you don't! -- Stableboy

A Captured Orc, HERE?  Well, he's a guy, so maybe he didn't want to ask directions
and just wandered in. -- Tirla Dancer

Brook Burke -- Statuesque.  I'll have to think about that one. -- Irvin Flete

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

TWOFLOWER was bested by PUPPY LOVE in a 3 minute master's Challenge fight.
GRAY MATTER was demolished by KIANA TOM in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
BROWN NOSE overpowered SONG OF SUMMER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
MIXED BREED overpowered WOODROW BILLIT in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
TWILL was devastated by AGRAEDUS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
PAPRIKA PUMA savagely defeated BROOK BURKE in a 2 minute bloody Challenge brawl.
TONI defeated IRVIN FLETE in a 3 minute Challenge melee.
RED HEAD unbelievably bested AMANDA BYNES in a 3 minute beginner's Challenge duel.
CARMEN ELECTRA overpowered GREEN THUMB in a 2 minute gory uneven Title duel.
BUTTER BURRO savagely defeated CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a dull 16 minute gory match.
PUP TENT overpowered M. CHARDINEE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided match.
TWEED slimly lost to STABLEBOY in a 6 minute brutal contest.
TONK demolished TIRLA DANCER in a 2 minute bloody one-sided brawl.
RAGING BULL handily defeated CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute uneven fight.
BLACK BEE luckily beat CONVICTED THIEF in a dull 6 minute brutal beginner's struggle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      6         TOTAL PARRY       48 -   8 -  1      86  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         WALL OF STEEL     25 -  13 -  0      66  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -   5 -  0      64  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         BASHING ATTACK    26 -  22 -  0      54  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK   20 -  22 -  1      48  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   7 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    18 -  26 -  0      41  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         AIMED BLOW        10 -  19 -  0      34  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   3 -  0       0  |

Turn 623 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-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  3         4  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        5 -  1     AIMED BLOW         0 -  3         4  BASHING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     4 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0     
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      CARMEN ELECTRA 4752        14   6  0  113 GIRLS, GIRLS, GIRLS (435)
LUNGING ATTACK   TWOFLOWER 7120             15  13  0  101 TECHNO 8 (609)
BASHING ATTACK   BROWN NOSE 6939            12   5  0   94 COLORIFIC (511)
AIMED BLOW       SONG OF SUMMER 7119        18  12  0   70 KRILL CAVALRY (374)
WALL OF STEEL    TWEED 7198                 12   5  1   52 TECHNO 8 (609)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is KIANA TOM 4753.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was TWOFLOWER 7120.  The ten other most popular fighters were BROWN NOSE 6939, 
PAPRIKA PUMA 7204, TONI 7222, IRVIN FLETE 7211, AMANDA BYNES 7240, PUP TENT 7134, 
KIANA TOM 4753, AGRAEDUS 6721, CARMEN ELECTRA 4752, and TONK 7163.

The least popular fighter this week was BUTTER BURRO 7062.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were BLACK BEE 7245, STABLEBOY 7118, TIRLA DANCER 7228, TWEED 7198, 
GREEN THUMB 6830, WOODROW BILLIT 7151, SONG OF SUMMER 7119, GRAY MATTER 7152, RED 
HEAD 7231, and BROOK BURKE 6472.