DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/26/2008    Duedate: 06/07/2008

TOBIR ARENA

DM-14    TURN-594

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GINKOR
THE DOGHOUSE (188)
(14-4515) [17-11-0,120]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

POSITION IS EMPTY              KNIGHT
                               CHESS PIECES (464)
                               (14-4551) [1-1-0,8]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ECHANOSARAH                    ECHANOSARAH
THE DOGHOUSE (188)             THE DOGHOUSE (188)
(14-4490) [19-18-0,100]        (14-4490) [19-18-0,100]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)     38
2. ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)     13      OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
3. THE DOGHOUSE (188)          11      Unchartered Team
4. NO-HALF STEPPING (451)       9
5. CHESS PIECES (464)          -3      CHESS PIECES (464)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)  288 188 22 60.5   1/ 1 ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)  10  4 0
 2/ 3 ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)  295 228 19 56.4   2/ 2 THE DOGHOUSE (188)        9  6 0
 3/ 0 NO-HALF STEPPING (451)    56  54  5 50.9   3/ 3 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)   8  7 0
 4/ 1*CHESS PIECES (464)         1   1  0 50.0   4/ 4*CHESS PIECES (464)        1  1 0
 5/ 4 THE DOGHOUSE (188)       524 612  9 46.1   5/ 0 NO-HALF STEPPING (451)    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[ The Andorian Succession #6 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

The Isle of the Eye:

     Four steps into the woods and they couldn't see the clearing and the cart, or
hear even the distant murmuring of voices.  It wasn't that the undegrowth was heavy,
it was just... as though there was a barrier of some kind which they had just
crossed.  And it was hotter in here under the trees, with the air absolutely
motionless.  Even to speak here seemed like it would be an offense.
     Whispering, Gissanniah said, "We should go back.  Closer to the edge, where we
can still see out."
     Senator Sedalia considered arguing, good, solid arguments such as that they
didn't want to risk someone seeing in and spotting them.  He shook his head.
Gissanniah was right, the risk of getting lost here was worse.  He looked down.  His
feet were pressed into the leaf mold under the trees, and would leave visible
footprints.  Starting here.  There were no other visible footprints marking their
entry into the woods.  "Which way is back?"

Halfway between Seam and Tarrgir:

     Lenpro looked at Fandil and raised an eyebrow in question.
     Fandil shook his head.  "I've no idea what's going on here.  I can't think of
any reason for a... a guard post on this road.  It isn't a border."
     Lenpro considered that and shook his head.  "It is, though.  The border between
the Clanholds and Convincia must run right along here."
     "Not an external border," Fandil insisted.  "There's no reason to patrol an
internal--"
     "Let's ask them."  Lenpro nodded at the soldiers standing in the road ahead.
"In fact, we'd better go up to them before they decide our hesitation here is
suspicious!"  He nudged his horse with a heel, walking it forward.
     The soldiers formed up to make it clear that no one was to pass without their
approval, and an officer stepped out in front of them to meet the travelers.
     Fandil nodded politely to them all and said, "Good day.  What's afoot here?"
     "We've orders to turn back any Aruaki who try to leave the Clanhold territory,"
the officer said.  He was firm, but not belligerent.  For him, clearly, it was just a
case of doing his job.
     "Why?" Lenpro asked.
     The officer shrugged.  "I am not privy to policy.  All I have are the orders."
     "How do you tell for sure that someone is or is not Aruaki?" Fandil asked,
looking around for a magician.
     "We have been provided with a device."  The officer's tone was a little sour,
now.  He gestured at a framework of three poles, two vertical with the third uniting
the upper ends.  It was about the size of a normal doorway.  "If you pass through
that without setting off the alarm, then you have no Aruaki blood and are free to go 
on into Convincia."
     "Doesn't that seem a little unfair?" Fandil asked.
     "No.  It seems like a very clear order from my superior officer.  I have been
told the Aruaki are still carrying the plague of shape-changing," he added, "and the
gods know how much damage they did among normal people when they Changed and went
berserk."
     Fandil opened his mouth to argue further, but Lenpro stopped him.  "This man has
his orders and must obey them," the Iayean manager pointed out.  Our quarrel, if we
have one--there's a lot of point in that business of the plague, you know--our
quarrel must be with those who established the policy and issued the orders."
     "I don't like it," Fandil growled.  "But you're right."  He sighed, nodded an
apology to the soldier, and dismounted to walk through the test-doorway.

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 296): UNHOLY TERROR of BLOOD RITES (Wretch, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 594): CHIEF SITTING BULL of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 593): GINKOR of THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 586): JEROME of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 583): MIRESSEA POOLE of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 582): KEG STAND of BARHOPPERS (Apex, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 579): CALONYMUS of STEEL CRUSADE (Cassius Calvata, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 575): PRIVATE PERNA of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 545): LON CHANEY JR. of MEN OF 1,000 FACES (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 536): RAMBLING OX of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 527): BANNIR PARK of BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 244): PAINFUL PANSY of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 429): ATRION of THE EXILED ONES (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 197): TRYPTOPHAN of SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 479): AXLY HIMSELF of GERFEL'S FRIENDS (Generalissimo Puerco)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 296): THE ANIMALS (The Zoo Keeper, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 594): ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 593): ALL THE MUN'S MEN (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 586): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 583): MEDAL OF HONOR F3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 582): MASTERS OF SIN (Sin, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 279): GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 575): RED DOG GANG (Jojra, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 545): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 536): WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 527): FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 244): FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 429): BIBLICAL HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 197): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 479): SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 296): HAMMURABI of SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 594): WALK THE LINE of ELFQUEST (Armalias, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 586): JEROME OF KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 583): MIRESSEA POOLE of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 578): MOLDRAUN of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
                           CAYLON MCCANN of STEEL CRUSADE (Cassius Calvata, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 575): FENCE POST of RED DOG GANG (Jojra, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 544): ELDA MAINZ of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 526): CUTTER of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 243): IGOR MALMORT of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 196): I OF THE KNEE DOLL of HAZAARDS OF CLONGING (Crip, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     That was a surprise, Molyneux.  How did you lose?  How did I win?  It's all a
mystery to me.

                                       Ginkor

                                      SPY REPORT

     Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, 
I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again!  NO-HALF STEPPING had cause to celebrate, after 
TWO BUCK CHUCK got 16 points by beating TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE.  A certain someone should 
cut down on the drinking and practice more, after losing 3 points to ANZAC.  
(Discrete enough, KNIGHT?) GINKOR successfully staved off a grab for the roses by LRB 
of NO-HALF STEPPING.  Does TOBIR have no one talented enough to dethrone him?  So 
who's the team that's been walking into taverns last week and ordering milk?  Sounds 
like a PR stunt to me.   
     A Zenmaster once told me, 'Does not the spinning wheel turn?  And do not the 
little birds cry out?'  Any ideas?  Perhaps the warriors of THE DOGHOUSE should take 
up some hobbies, as they are the most avoided team...  As a woman of good breeding 
scorns the "warriors" of CHESS PIECES, so did that sorry team shy from THE DOGHOUSE 
Everyone is famous for fifteen minutes, and ANZAC is it right now.  Most challenged 
warrior.  Isn't OTAGO HIGHLANDERS proud!  As a confidence booster, WESTON challenged 
WHOLE MUTT, down 16 points.  Do you also slay vicious rodents in your spare time, 
WESTON?  WESTON defeated WHOLE MUTT.  The whole thing leaves a bitter memory.  My 
love of complete Spyreports dictates that I note the mismatched fight, MOLYNEUX and 
ECHANOSARAH.  Are OTAGO HIGHLANDERS unwilling to engage in a fair fight?  I thought 
MOLYNEUX showed great skill and promise when he won victory over ECHANOSARAH.  All 
right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Like the wind whispering among the pines, do hearest I many disquieting rumors.  
Alas, poor SHAMUN.  We all know ALL THE MUN'S MEN's retirement plan isn't the best in 
the world.  KUNG-FU MASTER, may you be as missed when your time comes.  Ask not for 
whom the sword slashes; it slashes for thee.   
     All good things must come to an end.  My fingers tire and I fear my incessant 
prattling may cause unfair judgement upon my impeccable character.  Do not despair!  
I shall return!-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GINKOR 4515                  17  11  0   120       THE DOGHOUSE (188)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOLYNEUX 3921                30  20  0   120       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
 ECHANOSARAH 4490             19  18  0   100       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 STEWART 4213                 12   9  3    91       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WESTON 4137                  15  10  2    88       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
 LRB 4488                     10   9  0    88       NO-HALF STEPPING (451)
 WHOLE MUTT 4516              13  15  0    68       THE DOGHOUSE (188)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MUN OVER BOARD 4219          10   5  1    60       ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MINUTE MUN 4545               8   4  0    54       ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)
 LITTLE BIG MUN 4559           4   0  0    50       ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)
 MISS MUTT 4557                5   1  0    46       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 GEORGE FOREMUN 4187          11   8  0    41       ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MR FANG 4550                  4   3  0    27       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 BOMBAY 4519                   3  15  0    24       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TWO BUCK CHUCK 4558           1   0  0    16       NO-HALF STEPPING (451)
 ANZAC 4560                    1   2  0    14       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
-CODECRACKER 4518              2   4  0    10       NO-HALF STEPPING (451)
 KNIGHT 4551                   1   1  0     8       CHESS PIECES (464)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
SHAMUN 4544             8  1 1 ALL THE MUN'S ME 423 KUNG-FU MASTER        594  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Weston -- (grumbling)  Everyone knows you're a dog-hater.  Every time you come out on
the sands with one of us, it shows.  (sigh)  I'm a sucker for a tough-love situation.
-- Whole Mutt

Stewart -- Well, I suppose you stand as tall as you can.  But you really do need to
train your SZ. -- Echanosarah

George Foremun -- Don't worry about it, big boy.  If you get stuck in the snow, I'll
bring you a keg of brandy! -- Miss Mutt the helpful

Bombay -- I don't see why the arenamaster had to stop you, I could have gotten a
couple more good bites in. -- Mr Fang

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MOLYNEUX bested ECHANOSARAH in a action packed 2 minute master's Challenge fight.
WESTON savagely defeated WHOLE MUTT in a popular 2 minute veteran's Challenge melee.
KNIGHT was bested by ANZAC in a popular 1 minute novice's Challenge contest.
GINKOR demolished LRB in a 1 minute mismatched Title competition.
STEWART vanquished VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
SHAMUN was executed by KUNG-FU MASTER in a 2 minute gory mismatched brawl.
MISS MUTT was overcome by MUN OVER BOARD in a 2 minute melee.
GEORGE FOREMUN unbelievably bested MR FANG in a action packed 2 minute gory duel.
LITTLE BIG MUN viciously subdued CHEERFUL FAN in a popular 1 minute novice's duel.
MINUTE MUN viciously subdued CHEERFUL FAN in a 2 minute veteran vs. novice bout.
BOMBAY overcame POLITE BEGGAR in a 1 minute bloody veteran vs. novice contest.
TWO BUCK CHUCK beat TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 2 minute amateur's conflict.

                                    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      9 -   1 -  0      90  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         STRIKING ATTACK    6 -   1 -  0      86  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         BASHING ATTACK     7 -   3 -  1      70  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         SLASHING ATTACK   14 -   8 -  2      64  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         TOTAL PARRY       14 -   9 -  0      61  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW         7 -   5 -  0      58  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         LUNGING ATTACK    32 -  30 -  1      52  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   4 -  0      20  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 594 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   GINKOR 4515                17  11  0  120 THE DOGHOUSE (188)
TOTAL PARRY      MOLYNEUX 3921              30  20  0  120 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
SLASHING ATTACK  STEWART 4213               12   9  3   91 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
BASHING ATTACK   WESTON 4137                15  10  2   88 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
AIMED BLOW       LRB 4488                   10   9  0   88 NO-HALF STEPPING (451)
WALL OF STEEL    LITTLE BIG MUN 4559         4   0  0   50 ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
The overall popularity leader is ECHANOSARAH 4490.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was ECHANOSARAH 4490.  The ten other most popular fighters were MR FANG 4550, 
WESTON 4137, MINUTE MUN 4545, MOLYNEUX 3921, TWO BUCK CHUCK 4558, ANZAC 4560, GINKOR 
4515, STEWART 4213, MUN OVER BOARD 4219, and LITTLE BIG MUN 4559.

The least popular fighter this week was LRB 4488.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MISS MUTT 4557, KNIGHT 4551, WHOLE MUTT 4516, GEORGE FOREMUN 4187, 
SHAMUN 4544, BOMBAY 4519, LITTLE BIG MUN 4559, MUN OVER BOARD 4219, STEWART 4213, and 
GINKOR 4515.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

MOLYNEUX (14-3921) OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XLV

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GOLGI APPARATUS 4342 (15-6-2)          1  3  0         BIO WARFARE          

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ENDOPLASMIC 4505 (0-0-0)               5  3  0         BIO WARFARE          
SCORPION 4542 (1-0-0)                  2  3  0         BUGINATORS           
SIR GNATALOT 4541 (1-0-0)              2  3  0         BUGINATORS           

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TWO BUCK CHUCK 4558 (0-0-0)            5  3  0         NO-HALF STEPPING     
QUEEN 4554 (0-0-0)                     3  3  0         CHESS PIECES         
WOLF SPIDER 4539 (0-0-0)               2  3  0         BUGINATORS           

FRESHMEN FOOLS TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MITOCHONDRIAC 4333 (15-8-0)            2  3  0         BIO WARFARE          

CHALLENGERS FOOL TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MICHAEL PALIN 2750 (11-2-0)            0  3  0         MONTY PYTHON         

CHAMPIONS FOOLS TOURNEY                W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
LRB 4488 (10-8-0)                      2  3  0         NO-HALF STEPPING     

ROOKIES FOOLS TOURNEY                  W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
KNIGHT 4551 (0-0-0)                    1  3  0         CHESS PIECES