DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/01/2010    Duedate: 01/14/2010

ARUAK CITY ARENA

DM-11    TURN-636

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GREEN THUMB
COLORIFIC (511)
(11-6830) [33-14-0,116]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GREEN THUMB                    SNAGA
COLORIFIC (511)                THE HORDE (581)
(11-6830) [33-14-0,116]        (11-6768) [1-2-0,7]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GRAY MATTER                    MINUTE STEAK
COLORIFIC (511)                BULLDOGS (157)
(11-7152) [13-12-0,67]         (11-7252) [5-4-0,19]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BULLDOGS (157)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. IMMORTALS (85)              48
2. BULLDOGS (157)              23      COLORIFIC (511)
3. FURRY FURY (611)             7      Unchartered Team
4. THE HORDE (581)              5
5. ANIMAL FARM (510)            2      THE HORDE (581)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 COLORIFIC (511)          439 227 14 65.9   1/ 1 BULLDOGS (157)           12  3 0
 2/ 2 ANIMAL FARM (510)        %1228 663 42 64.9   2/ 2 ANIMAL FARM (510)         8  3 0
 3- 3*THE CAPTAINS (614)         3   2  1 60.0   3/ 4 IMMORTALS (85)            8  7 0
 4/ 4 BULLDOGS (157)           %1119 808 35 58.1   4/ 3 COLORIFIC (511)           6  6 0
 5/ 0 FISH MONGERS III (502)    26  22  1 54.2   5/ 5 KRILL CAVALRY (374)       4 11 0
 6/ 5 IMMORTALS (85)           956 %1093 75 46.7   6/ 6 FURRY FURY (611)          3  0 0
 7/ 6 FURRY FURY (611)          15  22  0 40.5   7- 7*THE CAPTAINS (614)        3  2 1
 8/ 7 KRILL CAVALRY (374)      442 758  8 36.8   8/ 0*THE HORDE (581)           1  0 0
 9/ 0*THE HORDE (581)            3   8  0 27.3   9/ 0 FISH MONGERS III (502)    0  1 0
10/ 0*BABYLON (583)              0   1  0  0.0  10/ 0*BABYLON (583)             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

        + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ The Andorian Succession #41 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

In the mountains west of Fratsfa:

     There was no cover beyond their resting place, just the open hillside rushing up
an increasingly steep slope to the walls of the keep.  Elosjon looked at it
unhappily.  "No chance of sneaking up any further," he muttered.
     "A rabbit, even a mouse, couldn't hide there," Fandil agreed.  "But that may not
apply to--"
     Suddenly there was something in front of them.  Big as a bear, roughly bear-
shaped, standing on the naked hillside and growling.  It had impressive teeth and
claws, a single eye in the center of its forehead, and it reeked of sulfur, as if
anything was needed to underline its demonic origin.  It advanced with stiff
movements, as though walking was a new skill for it.
     Elosjon stared at it for several minutes, increasingly indignant.  "Is this a
joke?" he demanded of the world at large.  "If that thing's a genuine demon, I'll--"
He paused.  On the off chance he was wrong, maybe he shouldn't offer to eat it if it
should turn out to be a demon after all.  "If that's a demon, I'll be very
surprised," he said.
     "Good save," Fandil murmured.  More loudly, he added, "It does have a 'made in
haste' air about it.  Which doesn't mean it isn't dangerous."
     "It's practically a GOLEM," the young mage said.  Sparks of irritation snapped
between his fingers.
     "True," Fandil agreed.
     Elosjon shot him a suspicious look.  If the old man was laughing at him--!
     But Fandil's face was smooth and serious.  "Do you know the tricks to handling
golems?" he asked.
     Elosjon nodded.  "That was an early lesson, will, dealing with simple ones was
early.  But yes, I know how to handle some complicated ones, too."  He paused,
reviewing his training; now was not the time to make statements he couldn't back up,
and what if this bumbling thing was a golem of demonic origin?  Or had elements of
the demonic in its construction?
     Fandil was frowning, studying the 'bear-demon-golem'.  "I don't sense anything
truly demonic about this," he said finally, "and I suspect that it was made... almost
carelessly, to scare away ordinary people who might happen through this area."  He
looked over at his companion.  "I believe you can handle this."
     Elosjon nodded again, sharply.  "Yes, I can."  Sparks snapped through his
fingers again, and as he brought his hands up, they formed a ball of lightning.  The
"bear" fixed its one eye on him and made a sound, not a roar, more of... it was
almost a whine.  He flexed his magical faculty as a musician might flex his fingers
before a performance.  The "bear" watched closely, making no move to attack or to run
away.
     "Not much of a watchdog," Elosjon said, studying it over his ball of lightning.
     "Being a watchdog is not in a bear's nature," Fandil replied, "and I think this
may have started with a true bear.  The magician who made a bear into... this is an
abomination.  Death is the kindest gift you can give this creature."
     "Yes."  He spread his hands, releasing the ball of energy without further
comment.  It sped toward the bear golem.
     Who could have avoided it, the lightning was fast but not so fast as natural
lightning.  Instead, the creature stood up taller and opened its arms as though to
hug the deadly energy.

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

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 317): CONFIDENCE of CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 635): GREEN THUMB of COLORIFIC (Purple People Eater, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 635): TYNE of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 620): HATE MY LIFE of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 624): WILD FIRE of DISASTER (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 620): RAVING LUNATIC of DARK FORCES (The Walkin' Dude, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 619): SHORT ORDER JOE of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 617): SPUD of RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 581): CORBIE LEK of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 577): COUNTRY RHODES of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 568): BINKLY of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 264): NUMBSKULL of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 467): VALNAKORINE of WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 218): WITCH of DOGS OF WAR (?, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 520): SHERRI of SUPERIOR FORCES 3201 (Manager, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 317): Z GLADIATORS (Z Man, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 635): BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 635): OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 620): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 624): MEDAL OF HONOR Z3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 620): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 619): GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 617): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 581): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 577): WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 567): FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 264): BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 467): WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 218): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 520): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 635): TYNE of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 622): LORMIN GARDE of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 620): RAVING LUNATIC of DARK FORCES (The Walkin' Dude, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 619): SHORT ORDER JOE of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
               (turn 618): HERSHEL WILLIAMS of MEDAL OF HONOR F7 (Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 581): CALHOUN DEANE of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
              (turn 580): TERILEE LINZ of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 568): BINKLY of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 264): NUMBSKULL of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
                            BRAIN TUMOR of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
                            PULLED HAMSTRING of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
                (turn 263): BEXLY of OHIO (Berylstar, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     I wish me a Merry Christmas; I wish me a Merry Christmas; I wish me a Merry
Christmas, and a Happy New Year.  FINALLY, I have been gifted with that which I
deserve.  I am Duelmaster, and don't you forget it!
     Long awaited, long deserved, and forever mine.  What more is there to say?  Bow
down, peasants, before your Duelmaster, or prepare to be planted.
     Have a nice day. (smirk)
           Green Thumb, Duelmaster

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, ARUAK CITY?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed 
to see DRAYTON FLASHSTONE win a fight and gain 20 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, 
DRAYTON FLASHSTONE beat GRAY MATTER and GRAY MATTER lost 19 points.  You're breakin' 
my heart.  GREEN THUMB challenged STABLEBOY for ARUAK CITY's Title this turn, and 
guess what happened?  And if variety is the spice of life, ARUAK CITY may be getting 
bland, as GREEN THUMB stays top dog in the city.  The Victory Tavern, humph!  I've 
tasted better ale at mortuaries.  Where do they get this stuff?  From ARUAK CITY's 
trash dumps?   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.  What's 
the big D?  IMMORTALS was the most avoided team?  Bunch of lily livered... grumble... 
mumble... curse...  And it looks like BULLDOGS avoided them the most this turn.  What 
a pack of would be losers, if you ask me.  Hmph.  Ooh, I'm frightfully impressed, 
STABLEBOY was this turn's most challenged warrior.  Watch that ego swell, sports 
fans.   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  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 ARUAK CITY 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!  Glad to see the back of this place-- Snide 
Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GREEN THUMB 6830             33  14  0   116       COLORIFIC (511)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CINDERELLA MAN 7102          14  21  0   109       IMMORTALS (85)
 RAGING BULL 7205             14  10  0   109       BULLDOGS (157)
 KHAKI KRAIT 7238             10   2  1   109       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 STABLEBOY 7118               19  24  0    99       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
 SHY MEERKAT 7140             10   4  0    99       FURRY FURY (611)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DRAYTON FLASHSTONE 7166      12  12  0    89       IMMORTALS (85)
 YELLOW FEVER 6978            19  10  1    76       COLORIFIC (511)
 PAPRIKA PUMA 7204            13   5  1    76       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 TOM SAWYER 7101              16  19  2    69       IMMORTALS (85)
 GRAY MATTER 7152             13  12  0    67       COLORIFIC (511)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CLARET CRAWDAD 7246           5   1  0    55       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 BLACK BEE 7245               11   3  0    53       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 HOUND 7230                    9   2  0    53       BULLDOGS (157)
 RED HEAD 7231                11   6  0    50       COLORIFIC (511)
 IRVIN FLETE 7211             11  16  0    49       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
-WANDA GOBY 5471               6   5  0    48       FISH MONGERS III (502)
 DOGMATIC 7255                 7   1  2    45       BULLDOGS (157)
 CORVO BLACK 7257              2   6  0    41       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
-CARP 6102                     4   0  0    39       FISH MONGERS III (502)
 TIRLA DANCER 7228             8  11  0    35       KRILL CAVALRY (374)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CTENO POMA 5864               4   4  0    29       FISH MONGERS III (502)
-PURPLE PIG 7253               6   1  0    28       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 CAUTIONARY ORC 7261           4   2  0    24       IMMORTALS (85)
 HARLINE FLETE 7258            3   5  0    24       KRILL CAVALRY (374)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PURPLE PASSION 7259           4   0  0    23       COLORIFIC (511)
-COWERING COYOTE 7219          1   0  0    23       FURRY FURY (611)
-PICARD 7267                   1   0  1    22       THE CAPTAINS (614)
 MINUTE STEAK 7252             5   4  0    19       BULLDOGS (157)
-ANSORGII 5990                 2   3  0    17       FISH MONGERS III (502)
 MILO PICKERING 7256           3   5  0    14       IMMORTALS (85)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JANEWAY 7263                  1   0  0    13       THE CAPTAINS (614)
 DOGMEAT 7262                  3   0  0    11       BULLDOGS (157)
-SISKO 7265                    1   0  0     8       THE CAPTAINS (614)
 SNAGA 6768                    1   2  0     7       THE HORDE (581)
-KIRK 7266                     0   1  0     2       THE CAPTAINS (614)
-GRISHNAHK 6765                0   2  0     2       THE HORDE (581)
-ZUGZUG 6764                   0   2  0     2       THE HORDE (581)
 SNIPER 6794                   0   1  0     1       BABYLON (583)
 SWISHFISH 6754                0   1  0     1       FISH MONGERS III (502)
-ARCHER 7264                   0   1  0     1       THE CAPTAINS (614)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Green Thumb -- Congratulations for winning the DM Title which you so sorely wanted.
Duelmasters drink free at The Bulldog Inn. -- Kennelworth, Proprietor

Tirla Dancer -- I hounded you until you saw things my way.  (wink) -- Hound

Milo Pickering -- I definitely won't be "crying all the time," but I have to tell you
that "I've never caught a rabbit." -- Hound

Harline Flete -- That was fast!  I sorta like 'em medium rare. -- Minute Steak

Drayton Flashstone -- Maybe there IS some winning left in this old body yet.  Lucky
me! -- Raging Bull

Corvo Black -- You must have gone to my head! -- Dogmatic

Mordant Deserter -- Thanks for all the scraps.  I like it when you are easy on me. --
Dogmeat

May the New Year bring you peace and prosperity. -- Kennelworth and The Bulldogs

Arghh!  Yon farmer on yon throne?  Ahoy, ye, Green Thumb, ye landlubbin' champeen! --
Mino

Kung-Fu Master -- I am sure you took advantage of me, you scoundrel! -- Claret
Crawdad

     That red shell was like a waving red flag in front of me. -- a humble
     practicioner of Zong Kung Fu

Veteran Merc -- Beware the strike of the krait.  Beware, indeed. -- Khaki Krait

Cinderella Man -- You were clearly my better.  A salute to you.  Hopefully some day
you will get a title shot. -- Paprika Puma

Irvin Flete -- You may be good at spelling, but I've got the buzz. -- Black Bee

Stableboy -- Now we know who really does the clean living ... har, har, har. -- Green
Thumb, Proud Colorific

Hey, Tom Sawyer, after losing three in a row, I appreciate your being there for me.
Yes! -- Gray Matter, Proud Colorific

Shy Meerkat -- No way!  No way you did that to me you little smelly rodent! -- Yellow
Fever, Proud Colorific

Milo Pickering -- That was fun.  I really, really, really liked the inevitable
outcome.  (wink) -- Red Head, Proud Colorific

Eatin' purple people sure is fine.  Yellow Fever, you loser; you are next. -- Purple
People Eater, Proud Colorific Manager

Green Thumb -- I gotta tell you, that was a relief.  I'm really not cut out for a
high-profile position.  Over to you, and thanks for the offer to landscape the
stable, I'll take you up on that one. -- Stableboy

Hound -- I think it must be those puppy-dog eyes, they soften people up and then you
dart in and bite 'em. -- Tirla Dancer

Black Bee -- Darned Africanized bees!  I guess I should be glad I'm still alive. --
Irvin Flete

Minute Steak -- Not tender enough.  In fact, you were tough.  Not what I look for in
a steak. -- Harline Flete

Dogmatic -- You are so full of yourself!  Get over it, you don't have the Final Word
on anything at all. -- Corvo Black

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

GREEN THUMB bested STABLEBOY in a 5 minute master's Challenge Title fight.
PAPRIKA PUMA was demolished by CINDERELLA MAN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
YELLOW FEVER was defeated by SHY MEERKAT in a 1 minute master's Challenge duel.
RED HEAD luckily beat CORVO BLACK in a 2 minute brutal Challenge fight.
MILO PICKERING was devastated by HARLINE FLETE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge brawl.
KHAKI KRAIT overpowered VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute bloody one-sided struggle.
RAGING BULL handily defeated CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute uneven fight.
GRAY MATTER was vanquished by DRAYTON FLASHSTONE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
TOM SAWYER vanquished TIRLA DANCER in a 1 minute uneven fight.
IRVIN FLETE slimly lost to DOGMATIC in a popular 1 minute fight.
HOUND savagely defeated DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 2 minute gory melee.
BLACK BEE outlasted DELARQUAN SPY in a unpopular 11 minute veteran vs. amateur match.
MINUTE STEAK was unbelievably bested by CAUTIONARY ORC in a 3 minute brutal battle.
SNAGA bested SNIPER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute amateur's bout.
DOGMEAT defeated SWISHFISH in a unpopular 5 minute novice's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   8         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         TOTAL PARRY       34 -  16 -  0      68  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   3 -  0      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         AIMED BLOW         5 -   3 -  1      63  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK   20 -  12 -  0      63  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK    44 -  32 -  3      58  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL     16 -  12 -  0      57  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         LUNGING ATTACK    10 -  18 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 636 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        1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     3 -  5         4  BASHING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         3  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        4 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  3         1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      GREEN THUMB 6830           33  14  0  116 COLORIFIC (511)
STRIKING ATTACK  RAGING BULL 7205           14  10  0  109 BULLDOGS (157)
WALL OF STEEL    SHY MEERKAT 7140           10   4  0   99 FURRY FURY (611)
BASHING ATTACK   YELLOW FEVER 6978          19  10  1   76 COLORIFIC (511)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is GRAY MATTER 7152.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was MINUTE STEAK 7252.  The ten other most popular fighters were CORVO BLACK 
7257, IRVIN FLETE 7211, HOUND 7230, SHY MEERKAT 7140, KHAKI KRAIT 7238, DOGMATIC 
7255, SNAGA 6768, CINDERELLA MAN 7102, HARLINE FLETE 7258, and RAGING BULL 7205.

The least popular fighter this week was BLACK BEE 7245.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DOGMEAT 7262, GREEN THUMB 6830, STABLEBOY 7118, SWISHFISH 6754, TIRLA 
DANCER 7228, GRAY MATTER 7152, MILO PICKERING 7256, PAPRIKA PUMA 7204, SNIPER 6794, 
and CAUTIONARY ORC 7261.