DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/28/2008    Duedate: 05/10/2008

TOBIR ARENA

DM-14    TURN-592

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MOLYNEUX
OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
(14-3921) [29-19-0,130]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MOLYNEUX                       POSITION IS EMPTY
OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)        
(14-3921) [29-19-0,130]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ECHANOSARAH                    ECHANOSARAH
THE DOGHOUSE (188)             THE DOGHOUSE (188)
(14-4490) [18-17-0,96]         (14-4490) [18-17-0,96]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE DOGHOUSE (188)          34
2. OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)     14      OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
3. ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)      5      Unchartered Team

                                       ROGUES GALLERY (265)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)  282 184 22 60.5   1/ 1 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)  10  5 1
 2/ 2 ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)  287 226 19 55.9   2/ 2 ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)   8  4 1
 3/ 3 THE DOGHOUSE (188)       519 607  9 46.1   3/ 3 THE DOGHOUSE (188)        7  8 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 #4 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Zorpunt:

     Fandil stood on one of the town's three intact wharfs and watched the waves of
the Trier lap around the heap of stones that had been Khaldren's Tower.  Most of the
soot had been washed off by the rains of the spring, but it was still an impressive
scene of destruction.
     A small boat eased up to the wharf, and a lean figure jumped across from the
deck.  "Glad you could meet me here," Lenpro said.
     Fandil raised an eyebrow.  "You said it was important."
     Lenpro nodded.  "But there's a lot of important trouble around right now."
     "This is trouble, then?"
     "Of course!  I sent Sedalia to the Isle to talk to the king--"
     "I'd heard that," Fandil agreed.  "What's the word?"
     "That's the problem.  There is no word, no message at all, and there should be."
     Fandil reviewed the map of Alastari in his mind.  "Three or four days each way,
and with the roads this muddy, maybe longer," he said.  "And it might've taken him a
couple of days to get an audience--"
     Lenpro gave him an impatient look.  "You're forgetting the pigeons."
     Fandil hoped his beard would hide his blush.  He had indeed forgotten the
pigeons.  The Consortium maintained a homing pigeon loft near the mainland end of the
ferry to the Isle.  Messages, if brief, didn't have to wait on travel time.
     "Sedalia sent a pigeon just before he boarded the ferry," Lenpro said.  "It
arrived eight days ago.  Since then, nothing.  Eight days."
     "Ah.  You're correct, there should have been a message, even if only to say
nothing was moving forward."  He turned to look around the waterfront.  There was
nobody near, but sound carried over water, and it was as well to remember that,
sanctioned or not, the king of Andoria had a whole guild of spies and assassins at
his service.
     Lenpro snorted.  "I believe that the time for keeping a low profile is past,
Fandil.  Something is wrong... with the king.  There will be no sweeping this under
the rug."
     "And there's no need to start rumors flying too quickly," Fandil countered.  "We
need more information first--"
     "That," Lenpro growled, "is why Sedalia went to the Isle in the first place!"
     "There are other avenues to pursue," Fandil said, "and they can be done here--at
least, here as in, not on the Isle.  But they are not going to be talked about here,
on this wharf.  That'd be asking for trouble."

On the Isle of the Eye:

     Lord Protector Senator Sedalia looked at the cart with distaste.  It was not
new, though it seemed sturdy enough.  But the main objection was that it had been
used to haul fish from Willow Beach, where Darkholm was located, up to Talahya, and 
it smelled like it.  Still, he glanced down at his clothing which was... extremely
utilitarian, it wasn't like his attire would suffer from contact with it.  And at
least the ride would be brief; the road went through Lirin Kiv on its way to Willow
Beach.  Four miles, maybe five.
     "I can't believe there's no other way to get out of Talahya," he muttered,
climbing in beside Gissanniah.
     "We're not out yet," she said.  "I can't believe THIS way will work, until we're
clear of the last ring of watchers."  She pulled the tarp up to cover both of them.
"I can't believe someone is going to this much trouble just to keep us from reporting
that we didn't get in to see the king."
     "In itself, that is revealing," Sedalia said.  His voice was muffled by the
tarp.  "Presumably our failure to see the king would provoke questions that someone
really, really doesn't want to answer."
     "Quiet," the driver said.  "I could be stopped any time.  Don't provoke 'em to
search the wagon."

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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 591): MOLYNEUX of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 584): 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 580): KEG STAND of BARHOPPERS (Apex, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 577): MOLDRAUN of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 573): KLINK 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 591): OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 584): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 581): KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 580): MASTERS OF SIN (Sin, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 577): ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 573): 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 576): UP-CHUCKY 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 
TOBIR brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Gee, I'm impressed, a 4-1-0 is nice, 
but don't get cocky, THE DOGHOUSE, the Fates teach humility, and the Fates are proud. 
Of course, we're all terribly impressed to see STEWART win a fight and gain 15 
points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, GINKOR beat WESTON and WESTON lost 7 points.  You're 
breakin' my heart.  And if variety is the spice of life, TOBIR may be getting bland, 
as MOLYNEUX stays top dog in the city.  Kickbacks and bribes, kickbacks and bribes, 
how else do you think some of these guys win their fights?  Skill?  Ha!   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.   
     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?   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  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                  
 MOLYNEUX 3921                29  19  0   130       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ECHANOSARAH 4490             18  17  0    96       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 GINKOR 4515                  15  11  0    91       THE DOGHOUSE (188)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WESTON 4137                  13  10  2    78       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
 STEWART 4213                 11   8  3    78       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
 WHOLE MUTT 4516              13  13  0    70       THE DOGHOUSE (188)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SHAMUN 4544                   7   0  1    63       ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GEORGE FOREMUN 4187          10   7  0    56       ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)
 MUN OVER BOARD 4219           8   5  1    42       ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)
 MINUTE MUN 4545               6   4  0    34       ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LITTLE BIG MUN 4559           2   0  0    27       ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)
 MISS MUTT 4557                4   0  0    26       THE DOGHOUSE (188)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOMBAY 4519                   2  14  0    20       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
 MR FANG 4550                  3   2  0    19       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 ANZAC 4560                    0   1  0     1       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
LADY MUTT 4531          9  4 0 THE DOGHOUSE 188     WESTON 4137           588  JUST REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Molyneux -- Listen, we just had twenty-four hours of family reunion, and the strain
not to bop a few of them on the head with a cast-iron skillet was exhausting.  Maybe
I'll be able to give you a better fight some other time. -- Echanosarah
P.S.  I'm still not sure I shouldn't have used the skillet a couple of times....

Abbott -- I don't see how anyone could expect me to defeat a Lord Protector. --
Ginkor

Weston -- It's that damned leash law.  I knew it was going to be trouble when I first
heard about it. -- Whole Mutt

Bombay -- With your record, you should be in the Doghouse with us! -- Miss Mutt

Little Big Mun -- Hmm, I knew I should have listened to my mom.  She told me not to
trust blondes.  Of course, you're a guy, which probably isn't exactly what she meant,
but I bet the principle is the same. -- Mr Fang

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

GEORGE FOREMUN was bested by WHOLE MUTT in a 4 minute Challenge fight.
MOLYNEUX unbelievably bested ECHANOSARAH in a 2 minute veteran's Title duel.
WESTON was defeated by GINKOR in a crowd pleasing 1 minute master's duel.
STEWART overpowered KUNG-FU MASTER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided fight.
MUN OVER BOARD lost to THE HONEST MERCHANT in a 3 minute fight.
MINUTE MUN devastated CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute mismatched match.
BOMBAY was unbelievably bested by MR FANG in a 1 minute fight.
LITTLE BIG MUN won victory over TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 1 minute beginner's fight.
MISS MUTT overpowered ANZAC in a 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   0 -  0     100  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         STRIKING ATTACK    6 -   2 -  0      75  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -   4 -  2      73  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY       16 -   7 -  0      70  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   3 -  1      63  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         AIMED BLOW         7 -   5 -  0      58  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         LUNGING ATTACK    29 -  29 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   4 -  0      20  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 592 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     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  4         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      MOLYNEUX 3921              29  19  0  130 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
LUNGING ATTACK   ECHANOSARAH 4490           18  17  0   96 THE DOGHOUSE (188)
BASHING ATTACK   WESTON 4137                13  10  2   78 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
SLASHING ATTACK  STEWART 4213               11   8  3   78 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ECHANOSARAH 4490.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was ECHANOSARAH 4490.  The ten other most popular fighters were STEWART 4213, 
MUN OVER BOARD 4219, BOMBAY 4519, LITTLE BIG MUN 4559, GEORGE FOREMUN 4187, GINKOR 
4515, WHOLE MUTT 4516, MOLYNEUX 3921, MINUTE MUN 4545, and MR FANG 4550.

The least popular fighter this week was ANZAC 4560.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were WESTON 4137, MISS MUTT 4557, MR FANG 4550, MINUTE MUN 4545, MOLYNEUX 
3921, WHOLE MUTT 4516, GINKOR 4515, GEORGE FOREMUN 4187, LITTLE BIG MUN 4559, and 
BOMBAY 4519.

                                 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."