DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/13/2008    Duedate: 10/25/2008

TOBIR ARENA

DM-14    TURN-604

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

WHOLE MUTT
THE DOGHOUSE (188)
(14-4516) [20-18-0,97]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

WHOLE MUTT                     POSITION IS EMPTY
THE DOGHOUSE (188)             
(14-4516) [20-18-0,97]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BOMBAY                         MINUTE MUN
OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)        ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)
(14-4519) [4-24-0,36]          (14-4545) [11-11-1,88]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE DOGHOUSE (188)          24
2. OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)     13      OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
3. NO-HALF STEPPING (451)       0      Unchartered Team
4. ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)    -10
                                       WRATHMEN (371)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)  319 207 24 60.6   1/ 1 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)   9  6 0
 2/ 2 ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)  323 250 21 56.4   2/ 3 ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)   8  7 1
 3- 3 NO-HALF STEPPING (451)    69  64  5 51.9   3/ 2 THE DOGHOUSE (188)        6  8 0
 4/ 4 THE DOGHOUSE (188)       548 637  9 46.2   4- 4 NO-HALF STEPPING (451)    2  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 #15 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Fratsfa:

     Lenpro looked around at the misty vistas of the park, at the two weathered
benches, and then at Lady Fern.  "Here?"
     Fern sat on one of the benches and looked up at him.  "Of course, here.  Surely
you didn't expect the wife of Emperor Alonj to come to the Flower Shoppe?  The rumors
that would start--!  No, no, trust me, this is better."
     Lenpro shrugged.  She was probably right, but he didn't feel like admitting it
just then.  He looked around at what he could see of the park.  Lawns, flower beds,
trees and statuary set with equal care.  No people on this chilly morning.  No place
for eavesdroppers and spies to hide.  Okay, it was as safe a place to meet as they
were likely to find.  It was also early, and cold, and damp, and the bench was not
the most comfortable he'd ever sat on.
     Movement caught his eye.  A woman alone--no, not alone.  There was an older
woman with her, and two men, but they kept back a little.  Chaperon and guards.  The
woman was Fratsfan to all appearance, tall, blonde, and regal-looking.  Coming toward
them.  As she neared, he saw that she had slanted eyes, not in the elven fashion that
some Fratsfans did, but after the Adantri style.  And if he needed further
confirmation of her identity, she wore a sword as though she knew what to do with it.
She strode over to the benches, nodded once to Lady Fern, and faced Lenpro, saying
nothing but raising one eyebrow in question.
     Lenpro blinked, wondering how to start the discussion.  He hadn't expected it to
be this hard, and she wasn't being helpful here.  He took a deep breath.  "We need
Emperor Alonj to take over as head of the Andorian League," he said.
     "No."
     "The king is dead, no heirs, and Alonj is best placed to step into the role."
     "No!  Alonj has no desire to govern more than he does now, and this is work
enough for any man.  Find someone else."
     "I truly believe there isn't anyone else who could do the job," Lady Fern said.
"Only Emperor Alonj has the legitimacy to avoid a civil war."
     The Empress Kitiara sighed and sat on the other bench.  "I know.  We can see the
situation as well as you do, I suppose, and we've talked about this.  And about
personal choices and public duties."
     "Then you can see the need," Lenpro said.  "Without a firm and accepted hand on
the reins, the Andorian League will fall apart."
     Kitiara looked at him for a moment.  "Is this bad?"
     Lenpro stared, shocked at the question.  This woman was from a highly placed
family in the Empire of Lirith Kai, and she could question the value of a unified
government?  "Of course it's bad!  Without the League--"  He groped for words.
     "War between Convincia and the Clanholds?" she suggested.  "Raltuman piractical
raids on Ardiventi shipping?"
     "War between the Delarquans and the Karnhorns, fought across Andorian lands,"
Lenpro countered.  "It's the united strength of the Laague that keeps them from
encroaching."
     "I could argue that," she said, "at least about the Delarquans.  But I suppose
this isn't the time for it."
     Lenpro bit back the argument he'd been about to start and nodded.  Later for
that.  "You said you'd discussed this with Emperor Alonj.  What conclusions did you
come to?  What are you--is he--prepared to do?"
     "For now, probably about what you want him to do," she said, grimacing.  "Take
over central authority in the Andorian lands for the duration of this emergency.  And
yes, we know that 'this emergency' is actually a complicated situation with may
different problems running together.  And immediately organize responsible people to
start considering ways to resolve the individual problems once things are
stabilized."
     "If he remains king of the League, that will solve the--"
     "No, it won't.  A king over the Andorian League is just a bandage over too many
cracks in the structure.  It needs to be FIXED," she said.
     "What cracks?"
     "Divisions and distrust between humans, elves, and Aruaki, for a start.  The
running sore of the Assassins' Guild.  The drain of too many of the best young people
through the arenas into death or the Isle--"
     "That one is beyond our fixing," Lady Fern said.  "As we've discussed before:
once the Gladiatorial Commission enters a country, it does not leave.  Let's focus on
things we CAN change."
     "Andor," Lenpro said.  "That's where we have to start."

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 301): ROCK GLAS HUT FUN of ORCISH IDIOMS (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 603): ONEWOLF of WOLFBROTHERS (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 603): MINUTE MUN of ALL THE MUN'S MEN (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 596): SERAPHIM of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 592): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 592): STAN DAUFF of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 589): SUZETTE CREPPAY of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 585): OZZIE CANSECO of THE A'S -- LOSERS II (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 554): CHUCK ELVIS of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 545): RAMBLING OX of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 536): BIG DAVE DIODE of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 248): LEO of DARQUE AGES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 437): DIMAGGIO oF 1949 YANKEES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 202): TRYPTOPHAN of SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (Manager, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 488): VISION of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 301): SMITHSONIAM (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 603): ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 603): OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 596): MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 592): KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 592): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 589): MENAGERIE (Ichabod Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 585): RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 554): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 545): THE PLAGUE (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 536): ODDS BODKINS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 248): ZERO (Ice Man, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 437): 1949 YANKEES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 202): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 488): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 603): LRB of NO-HALF STEPPING (Wali Kharif, mgr.)
              (turn 602): WESTON of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 588): DRALION of MENAGERIE (Ichabod Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 545): RAMBLING OX of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 536): GODZILLA of THE BEARS II (Papa Bear, mgr.)
                 (turn 535): DECEPTIVE DELILA of THE ZEN ZONE (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 248): LEO of DARQUE AGES (Master Darque, mgr.)
                            PAINFUL PEONY of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 437): DIMAGGIO oF 1949 YANKEES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 201): BENITO CHATTE of THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Welcome TOBIR.  I, Olaf Modeen remember this place well.  Many the fights have I 
fought here.  The celebrations, the disappointments...  What's with FENWICK?  He 
actually beat TOBIR's CIVILIZED CRIMINAL, and walked away with 15 more points from 
the fight.  Laughs were big at TOBIR while they watched CIVILIZED CRIMINAL clobber 
ANZAC.  He lost 11 points and got bruised from objects thrown from the stands.  I'm 
sure TOBIR is excited about WHOLE MUTT, the new Duelmaster from THE DOGHOUSE.  
(remember?)  But when you've seen as many as I have...  Advice to fighters with a 1 
will--give up fighting!   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  Someone told MINUTE MUN that THE DOGHOUSE never Bloodfeuded, 
that he'd have an easy kill.  Well, I'm sure whoever misled you is right sorry.  
Here's some advice:  study your opponent, master many skills, fight dirty.   
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  TOBIR is 
a nice place to live, but I don't like to live in nice places.  Remember--a good 
fighter needs both good skills and good luck.  Until next time,-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHOLE MUTT 4516              20  18  0    97       THE DOGHOUSE (188)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAIN MUN 4561                10   0  1    91       ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DALMORE 4563                  8   0  1    90       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
 MINUTE MUN 4545              11  11  1    88       ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)
 GEORGE FOREMUN 4187          17  12  0    86       ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)
 LITTLE BIG MUN 4559           9   5  0    69       ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MR FANG 4550                  9   8  0    66       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 FENWICK 4573                  5   1  0    58       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MUN OVER BOARD 4219          14  11  1    55       ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)
-TWO BUCK CHUCK 4558           6   2  0    55       NO-HALF STEPPING (451)
 ANZAC 4560                    7   6  0    40       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
 BOMBAY 4519                   4  24  0    36       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PITCH 4572                    4   2  0    28       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
-CODECRACKER 4518              3   4  0    27       NO-HALF STEPPING (451)
 LADY NIP 4571                 2   4  0    25       THE DOGHOUSE (188)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BIGGER THOMAS 4532            2   2  0    11       NO-HALF STEPPING (451)
-MR. IMPACT 4570               1   2  0     5       NO-HALF STEPPING (451)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DEATH 4574              0  1 0 OTAGO HIGHLANDER 348 WURM KIN              604  NONE
ECHANOSARAH 4490       21 25 0 THE DOGHOUSE 188     MINUTE MUN 4545       603  JUST REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Weston -- I guess I have mixed feelings about you leaving.  I mean, you kick dogs,
but you also throw frisbees.  It's confusing.  A dog likes an unabiguous message. --
Whole Mutt

Minute Mun -- I didn't need that. -- Ghost of Echanosarah

Dalmore -- That was a trick question, wasn't it? -- Mr Fang

Mr. Impact -- If you try to hit me in the mouth, you'll get bitten.  Just the facts.
-- Pitch

The Convincian Hero doesn't seem to realize that a small shield is just a frisbee
with a handle in the middle. -- Lady Nip

Our congratulations to Lrb. -- Jorja and the Doghouse

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DEATH was butchered by WURM KIN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
MINUTE MUN was luckily beaten by WHOLE MUTT in a 2 minute veteran's Title melee.
LITTLE BIG MUN was viciously subdued by KUNG-FU MASTER in a 2 minute brawl.
DALMORE narrowly defeated M. CHARDINEE in a crowd pleasing 3 minute bloody match.
RAIN MUN vanquished NOBLE ASSASSIN in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
GEORGE FOREMUN narrowly defeated MR FANG in a crowd pleasing 3 minute gory brawl.
ANZAC was handily defeated by CIVILIZED CRIMINAL in a 1 minute uneven melee.
MUN OVER BOARD vanquished LADY NIP in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
BOMBAY was unbelievably bested by CHEERFUL FAN in a popular 1 minute one-sided duel.
FENWICK handily defeated CIVILIZED CRIMINAL in a 1 minute brutal one-sided bout.
PITCH demolished FRATSFAN NOBLE in a 1 minute mismatched competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         PARRY-STRIKE      10 -   0 -  1     100  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -   2 -  1      87  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         TOTAL PARRY        8 -   3 -  0      73  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK    13 -   7 -  1      65  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         AIMED BLOW         9 -   5 -  0      64  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -   7 -  0      59  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   7 -  0      46  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         LUNGING ATTACK    22 -  39 -  1      36  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 604 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     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  4         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      WHOLE MUTT 4516            20  18  0   97 THE DOGHOUSE (188)
PARRY-STRIKE     RAIN MUN 4561              10   0  1   91 ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)
STRIKING ATTACK  DALMORE 4563                8   0  1   90 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
LUNGING ATTACK   GEORGE FOREMUN 4187        17  12  0   86 ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)
WALL OF STEEL    LITTLE BIG MUN 4559         9   5  0   69 ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)
PARRY-LUNGE      MR FANG 4550                9   8  0   66 THE DOGHOUSE (188)
SLASHING ATTACK  ANZAC 4560                  7   6  0   40 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BOMBAY 4519.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
MINUTE MUN 4545.  The ten other most popular fighters were DALMORE 4563, GEORGE 
FOREMUN 4187, MR FANG 4550, BOMBAY 4519, WHOLE MUTT 4516, RAIN MUN 4561, FENWICK 
4573, LITTLE BIG MUN 4559, MUN OVER BOARD 4219, and PITCH 4572.

The least popular fighter this week was LADY NIP 4571.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ANZAC 4560, DEATH 4574, PITCH 4572, MUN OVER BOARD 4219, LITTLE BIG MUN 
4559, FENWICK 4573, RAIN MUN 4561, WHOLE MUTT 4516, BOMBAY 4519, and MR FANG 4550.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

LRB (14-4488) NO-HALF STEPPING (451)