DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/22/2008    Duedate: 01/03/2009

TOBIR ARENA

DM-14    TURN-609

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

WHOLE MUTT
THE DOGHOUSE (188)
(14-4516) [23-20-0,109]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

WHOLE MUTT                     POSITION IS EMPTY
THE DOGHOUSE (188)             
(14-4516) [23-20-0,109]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BOMBAY                         RAIN MUN
OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)        ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)
(14-4519) [7-26-0,51]          (14-4561) [12-3-1,97]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE DOGHOUSE (188)          46
2. ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)     17      OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
3. NO-HALF STEPPING (451)       0      Unchartered Team
4. OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)     -4
                                       THIS TEAM SUCKS (238)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)  330 221 25 59.9   1/ 2 ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)   9  6 0
 2/ 2 ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)  340 258 21 56.9   2/ 1 THE DOGHOUSE (188)        8  7 0
 3- 3 NO-HALF STEPPING (451)    70  64  5 52.2   3/ 3 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)   6  9 0
 4/ 4 THE DOGHOUSE (188)       560 650  9 46.3   4- 4 NO-HALF STEPPING (451)    1  0 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 #19 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Fratsfa:

     Fandil started by simply opening his magical awareness, a sort of sixth sense,
to the city.  This was not the most pleasant experience, because Fratsfa was a very
old city that had been steeping in magic of many kinds for centuries.  The background
was a muck of bits and pieces of spells accumulated, pressed together by the addition
of more magic on top of it, deformed by that pressure and by age, uniting into
compound magical structures that no magician had ever visualized, almost breeding
with each other.  Fratsfa had the highest incidence of spontaneous magical activity
of anyplace other than Chaos-contaminated ground such as the marshy plain near Delarq
Tor.  And when it was happening without the guidance of even a deranged mind, you
didn't need the residual effect of Chaos Magic to twist the results into strange
forms.  Some parts of the background magic here were alive.
     Against this background, real, living, practicing magicians moved like thieves
in a crowd:  sometimes you saw them, sometimes you didn't.  Picking out possible
allies and enemies wasn't easy.  Fandil snorted.  If it was easy, they wouldn't need
him.
     He began to sort and filter his impressions, and the first thing he discovered
was another magician, also scanning.  Younger, though no child.  Not a clear
signature, male, human, mixed motives.  But strong, and even with mixed motives, he
might be willing to make himself useful--
     A blast of energy like a portculis falling, like a guilotine.  Like being hit in
the head with an axe, but not, Fandil decided as he picked himself up off the floor,
quite as bloody and final.  What had happened was clear enough:  some magician of
considerable power had broken the beginning of contact between Fandil and the young
mage before it had a chance to develop.  Possibly had killed the young man, which
would be unfortunate.
     The old mage extended his magical sense again, not as easily--even thinking hurt
at the moment.  The magical background was seething, the Fratsfan magicians had
either gone into hiding or were doing the equivalent of standing on their doorsteps
shouting at each other.  Not helpful.  Well, looking back at the brief contact, it
was not Fandil's impression that the young man was HERE.  Within fifty miles,
probably closer, but not right here in the city.  North and west.  Maybe in... Andor?
A hopeful thought, they could use a contact in the capital.  He reached out--and came
up against a wall of magic.  No contact with Andor was possible from here.  He would
have to go closer physically if he wanted to pursue that connection.  Or wait until
the arcanum cleared, this kind of barrier took amazing amounts of energy to sustain.
     But he had a feeling, growing stronger by the moment, that they didn't have the
time to wait.

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 303): GOLDENEYE of BONDAGE (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 609): THUNK of TECNHO 8 (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 608): RAIN MUN of ALL THE MUN'S MEN (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 601): HOT EIGHTEEN of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 598): TCHENI LOY of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 597): TRELLIN XISS of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 594): HEART BREAKER of ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 590): BROTHER J.J. of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 560): GRUNT 3 of MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 551): GHETTO DEFENDANT of RADIO CLASH (Rude Buddha, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 542): BLUE KNIGHT of THE TASKMASTERS (Blueface, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 251): SIZZLING SUNFLOWER of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 441): CRUZIA GARDETT of WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 205): TRYPTOPHAN of SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (Manager, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 464): SNAKE CHARMER of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 303): GENERALS (?, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 609): TECHNO 8 (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 608): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 601): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 598): KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 597): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 594): ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 590): RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 560): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 551): MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 542): FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 251): ZERO (Ice Man, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 441): 1949 YANKEES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 205): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 493): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 303): ROCK GLAS HUT FUN of ORCISH IDIOMS (Slugbait, mgr.)
               (turn 302): IMBER LACK of MIDDLE WAY 11 (Jorja, mgr.)
                           CRIMSON MIST of BLOOD RITES (Wretch, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 609): SILVER SNAIL of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
                               ERITHE ENDIREDRE of PATRONAS VERITAS (Ichabod
                               Frothingslosh, mgr.)
                   (turn 608): HORSELFY of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 590): BROTHER J.J. of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 560): NORM THE GNOME of GUARDIANS II (Twig, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 541): SHELLEY of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 441): CRUZIA GARDETT of WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster here with my bag to give you the news on last 
week's fights.  We now have a new top team for all of you guys to dogpile on.  ALL 
THE MUN'S MEN now holds the crown and they are betting they can keep it.  Hey 
everybody, watch out for MR FANG, who flew up 18 points in the rankings after mashing 
ANZAC like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  Ya know, some days it doesn't pay to 
walk out on the sands.  ANZAC was defeated by MR FANG and drops 16 points.  It's a 
proud day for the THE DOGHOUSE stable, as their warrior, WHOLE MUTT, ascended the 
Duelmaster's throne.  4 out of 5 gladiators surveyed protect the body, so try and 
avoid aiming at that location.   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  Ask not the elves for counsel, for they will say both yes 
and no.  Silly buggers, eh?   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  Well, there goes another Spy Report.  Good luck in 
next week's fights.  See ya next time I'm on this circuit!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHOLE MUTT 4516              23  20  0   109       THE DOGHOUSE (188)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LITTLE BIG MUN 4559          14   5  0   102       ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)
 RAIN MUN 4561                12   3  1    97       ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GEORGE FOREMUN 4187          21  13  0    90       ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)
 MINUTE MUN 4545              13  14  1    90       ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)
 MUN OVER BOARD 4219          18  12  1    83       ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)
 DALMORE 4563                 10   3  1    80       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MR FANG 4550                 11  11  0    66       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 LADY NIP 4571                 4   7  0    66       THE DOGHOUSE (188)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TWO BUCK CHUCK 4558           7   2  0    63       NO-HALF STEPPING (451)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOMBAY 4519                   7  26  0    51       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
 ANZAC 4560                   10   8  1    43       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
 PITCH 4572                    6   5  0    42       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
-ARAGORN 4082                  3   0  0    34       THE FELLOWSHIP (416)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FLOORMAT 4577                 3   2  0    29       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
-CODECRACKER 4518              3   4  0    27       NO-HALF STEPPING (451)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FENWICK 4573                  6   5  0    23       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
 HELENA 4578                   2   2  0    15       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
-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?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Rain Mun -- Oh, good!  You can do the column, and I'll go play in the snow.  It's so
cold and glorious, and it makes me feel like a pup again, at least until I slip.
This is a slippery snow, because of the ice under it, but I'll just unleash my spikes
as well as I can (it isn't like I'm a dumb cat, after all) and give it a whirl.  See
you later! -- Whole Mutt

George Foremun -- You bad human!  You aren't supposed to treat a Good Dog like that.
Although you did teach me some good tricks, for which I thank you and won't actually
bite you, I'll just think about it and growl a little, okay? -- Lady Nip

Bombay -- I heard a guy say just the other day that your name is supposed to be
Mumble.  Is that why you don't talk and tell me what a Good Dog I am? -- Pitch
P.S.  It can't be due to the socks I chewed up, can it?  I mean, surely those ratty
old things weren't YOURS.  I mean, they were DELICIOUS, but they weren't YOURS, were
they?

Anzac -- Gosh, isn't there a ONE of us going to get a bite, I mean, break today?
Darn.  Drat.  I'm going to go hide under the bed until things get better. -- Mr Fang

Helena -- I love you!  I leap up and lic--  I bend down and lick your face, I am so
happy.  The only win for our team, and it is ME.  This is just great. -- Floormat

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

RAIN MUN was unbelievably bested by WHOLE MUTT in a 3 minute Title fight.
LITTLE BIG MUN vanquished M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute uneven battle.
MINUTE MUN demolished VIRGINAL CONCUBINE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute uneven fight.
DALMORE defeated M. CHARDINEE in a exciting 1 minute fight.
MUN OVER BOARD bested VIRGINAL CONCUBINE in a 1 minute expert's brawl.
GEORGE FOREMUN defeated LADY NIP in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided struggle.
ANZAC was handily defeated by MR FANG in a 1 minute uneven fight.
BOMBAY viciously subdued FLOORMAT in a action packed 1 minute gory uneven duel.
PITCH vanquished FENWICK in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
HELENA overpowered CONVINCIAN HERO in a 1 minute uneven match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         BASHING ATTACK    10 -   5 -  0      67  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         TOTAL PARRY        6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -  10 -  0      60  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         AIMED BLOW         4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   6 -  1      54  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK    25 -  31 -  1      45  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   8 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 609 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        2 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  2         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      WHOLE MUTT 4516            23  20  0  109 THE DOGHOUSE (188)
WALL OF STEEL    LITTLE BIG MUN 4559        14   5  0  102 ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)
PARRY-STRIKE     RAIN MUN 4561              12   3  1   97 ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)
LUNGING ATTACK   GEORGE FOREMUN 4187        21  13  0   90 ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)
STRIKING ATTACK  DALMORE 4563               10   3  1   80 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
SLASHING ATTACK  ANZAC 4560                 10   8  1   43 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
BASHING ATTACK   PITCH 4572                  6   5  0   42 THE DOGHOUSE (188)
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 
RAIN MUN 4561.  The ten other most popular fighters were BOMBAY 4519, MINUTE MUN 
4545, DALMORE 4563, LADY NIP 4571, WHOLE MUTT 4516, MUN OVER BOARD 4219, LITTLE BIG 
MUN 4559, MR FANG 4550, PITCH 4572, and HELENA 4578.

The least popular fighter this week was FENWICK 4573.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were FLOORMAT 4577, ANZAC 4560, GEORGE FOREMUN 4187, HELENA 4578, PITCH 
4572, MR FANG 4550, LITTLE BIG MUN 4559, MUN OVER BOARD 4219, WHOLE MUTT 4516, and 
LADY NIP 4571.