DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/19/2009    Duedate: 01/31/2009

TOBIR ARENA

DM-14    TURN-611

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

WHOLE MUTT
THE DOGHOUSE (188)
(14-4516) [25-20-0,129]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

WHOLE MUTT                     POSITION IS EMPTY
THE DOGHOUSE (188)             
(14-4516) [25-20-0,129]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BOMBAY                         GEORGE FOREMUN
OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)        ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)
(14-4519) [7-28-0,49]          (14-4187) [22-14-0,93]

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)     22      OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
3. ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)     22      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)  337 224 26 60.1   1/ 1 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)  10  5 1
 2/ 2 ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)  345 263 21 56.7   2/ 3 THE DOGHOUSE (188)       10  5 0
 3/ 4 THE DOGHOUSE (188)       567 653  9 46.5   3/ 2 ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)   9  6 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 #21 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Fratsfa:

     "Okay," Lenpro said, "we have to go to Andor.  We figured we'd need to do that
eventually.  Why sooner?"
     "Because someone doesn't want us to," Fandil said.  "That, I think, is what the
magical barrier--it's still there, and it must be using an enormous amount of energy
to maintain--that's what it's all about.  Cutting off Andor from Fratsfa."
     "From you?"
     The old mage shrugged.  "I don't know.  Maybe.  Or cutting off a magician there
IN Andor who is seeking help from Fratsfa.  Or both."
     "Or even for some reason you haven't thought of," Lady Fern said, "and the
effects you mentioned are secondary."
     Both men scowled at her.  One may love a sister and still be annoyed at her
unconventional observations and peculiar viewpoint.
     "Yes, perhaps," Fandil said after a moment.  "But we can't base our actions on
'something we haven't imagined'.  We have to work with what we CAN think of.  Which
is that the barrier is a sort of magical 'divide and conquer' effort."
     "Which makes it a reason for you to go," Lenpro said, "but I don't--"
     The door banged open, letting in the smell of flowers from the back room of the
shop and one of Lady Fern's gladiators.  Sizzling Sunflower posed in the doorway,
radiating excitement and energy.  "Someone's kidnapped a couple of girls!  People are
saying it was monsters!"
     "Just 'monsters', nothing specific?" Lenpro asked.
     "Well, the description sounds like a werecat half-changed," the gladiatress
answered.  "I didn't know they could hold themselves at that stage, unless it's the
effect of the shape-changer plague?"
     "There's already widespread distrust of the Aruaki here," Lenpro said, rising.
"People could even just imagine that the kidnappers are werecats, and it would be
enough to bring about attacks on quite innocent people.  I'd better go check on
this."  He shrugged apologetically at his brother Fandil and took Sunflower's arm.
"You can lay most of your plans without my presence, can't you?"
     "Yes, of course," Fandil said.
     As the door slammed shut behind Lenpro and the Flower Girl, Lady Fern said,
"There might be a physical barrier between Fratsfa and Andor, too, as well as a
magical one."
     "What would be the point of that?"
     "It would keep Emperor Alonj from going to Andor and taking control of the
government--"
     Fandil sat down with a thump.  "You're right.  I hadn't thought of that.  But is
he ready to go?"
     Fern shrugged.  "That isn't the point.  If the king is truly dead--"  She held
up a hand.  "I know, you're almost certain.  It's just, well, it feels odd to say it.
Like that makes it more real.  Anyway, if there is going to be some new ruler, the
sooner he's in place, the better.  Because whoever gets there first will have an edge
in any, ah, dispute.  If Alonj isn't first--"
     "But there isn't anyone else," Fandil said.  "The people won't accept an elf
from Ardivent or an Aruaki at present, and the High Thane of Convincia is too old.
Raltumas...not a chance, especially not now that Aradi has seceded; their political
credit is no good.  So who else could there be?"
     "Someone you haven't thought of yet," she said, ignoring his theatrical groan.
"Someone who's trying to usurp control, maybe for himself or maybe as an agent for
some enemy--the Karnhorns, maybe.  How should I know?  But there's someone stirring
this pot, Fandil.  That's the person you have to identify and stop."

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 304): GOLDENEYE of BONDAGE (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 611): ONEWOLF of WOLFBROTHERS (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 610): WHOLE MUTT of THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 603): HOT EIGHTEEN of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 600): TCHENI LOY of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 599): TRELLIN XISS of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 596): SOLDIER 23 of MEDAL OF HONOR F7 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 592): OUT OF TIME of GAMEHENDGE (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 562): DACEANA LINZ of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 553): ROBERT DUNLAP of MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 544): BIG DOPE of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 252): BRAIN TUMOR of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 443): M.T. LANE of WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 205): TRYPTOPHAN of SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (Manager, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 466): TITANIA of SUPERIOR FORCES 3J (Manager, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 304): CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 611): TECHNO 8 (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 610): OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 603): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 600): MEDAL OF HONOOR J4 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 599): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 596): ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 591592LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 562): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 553): MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 544): FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 252): THE ORDER (Torak, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 443): MEDAL OF HONOOR J3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 205): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 496): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 304): GOLDENEYE of BONDAGE (Spawn, mgr.)
               (turn 303): ROCK GLAS HUT FUN of ORCISH IDIOMS (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 611): ONEWOLF of WOLFBROTHERS (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 592): OUT OF TIME of GAMEHENDGE (Malaquar, mgr.)
             (turn 591): PRINCE POLIOLES of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 562): DACEANA LINZ of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 552): GHETTO DEFENDANT of RADIO CLASH (Rude Buddha, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 552): SIZZLING SUNFLOWER of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     The Little Big Mun gave it his best try, it was heart-breaking to watch as he
wound up and FLUNG the stick over and over again.  If only he hadn't been standing on
a loop of the rope tied to it!  When he finally did get a good throw, he darned near
hanged himself on that rope.  I gotta say, I have no idea what the rope was all about
in the first place--I was ready and eager to bring the stick back to him after he
threw it, but there it was.

                                     Whole Mutt

                                      SPY REPORT

     I can't believe the violence in TOBIR!  I still haven't told Mom I'm writing 
Spyreports.  She'd have a cow!  Well, here we go...  MVP award for FLOORMAT?  THE 
DOGHOUSE's proud of him after beating FENWICK and getting 16 points.  Talk about yer 
big time losers!  PITCH got smashed by ANZAC, and lost 8 points!  This Duelmaster is 
like something else!  WHOLE MUTT stopped GEORGE FOREMUN dead in his tracks!  I hear 
the top team insists all their warriors get nine hours sleep.  They want photogenic 
fighters for PR photos.   
     I gotta admit I haven't been in "deep con caves" with any spies.  Really, I just 
wing this stuff.   
     Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other!  Don't you guys ever give 
it a break?  Hey you guys, don't you think your families would like to hear from you? 
Write!  (Or have someone write for you.)  
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I gotta leave.  TOBIR is like such a dump, and you guys smell too much!  Its 
been really albendranius!  Later, guys-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHOLE MUTT 4516              25  20  0   129       THE DOGHOUSE (188)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAIN MUN 4561                14   3  1   107       ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)
 LITTLE BIG MUN 4559          15   6  0   105       ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)
 DALMORE 4563                 12   3  1    95       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
 GEORGE FOREMUN 4187          22  14  0    93       ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)
 MINUTE MUN 4545              14  15  1    92       ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)
 MR FANG 4550                 13  11  0    92       THE DOGHOUSE (188)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MUN OVER BOARD 4219          18  14  1    70       ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)
 LADY NIP 4571                 5   8  0    69       THE DOGHOUSE (188)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANZAC 4560                   12   8  1    65       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOMBAY 4519                   7  28  0    49       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
 PITCH 4572                    7   6  0    44       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 HELENA 4578                   4   2  1    41       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FLOORMAT 4577                 4   3  0    33       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 FENWICK 4573                  7   6  0    27       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Mun Over Board -- I don't know what you're so upset about.  If humans are allowed to
hit the people they're rescuing to stop them struggling, I don't see why I shouldn't
bite them when *I* do a rescue. -- Mr Fang
P.S.  Next time, you can just drown.  Be that way.

George Foremun -- I really didn't feel like winning today, the burden of excellence,
you know.  But then I remembered the old saying, "Let George do it."  So I did.  You
were quite efficient. -- Lady Nip
P.S.  Well, not QUITE efficient, you could have done that a little faster.  For that
matter, you didn't HAVE to turn the fight around between minutes one and two.  But
there it is, I forgive you.

Bombay -- Why?  I'm not getting any of this.  I mean, sure, I get the FIGHT part,
well, I won, so that proves it.  But not the rest. -- Pitch

Fenwick -- Go ahead, wipe your feat on me.  Everyone else does. -- Floormat

Rain Mun -- This is all part of the plot against the Established Order, isn't it?
You're probably in league with those who would overthrow the rightful king, assuming
anyone ever figures out who the rightful king IS, and you think I'm a, what do they
call it?  A lackey, yeah, you think I'm a lackey of the Established Order, don't you?
Well, listen, bub, the Established Order isn't all bad, and someone has to do the

lackey work, and I give value for the money I'm paid, which isn't enough, now that
you mention it, so back off!  I'm doing my job, and it might be a dirty one, but
someone's got to do it. -- Potter, Noble Assassin

Minute Mun -- That's the trouble with the younger generation of gladiators, no
stamina.  You think it's got to be over in a minute, you can't go for the long haul.
Work on it.  You may be needed. -- Percy Stonebender, Hkalhums Dwarf

Dalmore -- Men!  You're all alike. -- Marianne, Not Really a Concubine if I Can Help
It

Anzac -- It's at times like this that I remember fondly my father's farm and wish I
hadn't agreed to let it go to my brothers.  Selling furs to the Aruaki isn't easy,
you know, and being a part-time gladiator is harder yet.  But then I remember the
OTHER parts of farming, such as being stepped on by the plow horse, having to clean
out the chicken shed, watching the clouds of locusts eat the crops in the fields...
and it doesn't seem so bad to be here in Tobir, even if I'm in the Infirmary. --
Gordos Harsinell, Honest Merchant

Helena -- Hey! -- Ghost of Darias Le Plume, Trustworthy Scribe

Helena -- I realize that Darias can be annoying, but he's reliable, and that counts
for a lot in this business.  Try to go a little easier on him.  Well, not EASY, he
doesn't deserve EASY, but stop short of the lethal blow next time.  He would be hard
to replace, and resurrection isn't cheap. -- Arenamaster Vashku

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

WHOLE MUTT viciously subdued GEORGE FOREMUN in a 5 minute master's Title fight.
RAIN MUN handily defeated VETERAN MERCENARY in a 2 minute gruesome one-sided match.
LITTLE BIG MUN devastated VETERAN MERCENARY in a popular 1 minute one-sided contest.
MINUTE MUN devastated NOBLE ASSASSIN in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
MUN OVER BOARD was defeated by MR FANG in a 2 minute veteran's struggle.
DALMORE viciously subdued VETERAN MERCENARY in a popular 2 minute competition.
LADY NIP won victory over BOMBAY in a action packed 2 minute duel.
PITCH was vanquished by ANZAC in a 1 minute uneven fight.
HELENA viciously subdued CHEERFUL FAN in a 2 minute gory fight.
FENWICK was overpowered by FLOORMAT in a 1 minute one-sided melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         AIMED BLOW         3 -   0 -  0     100  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK     8 -   4 -  0      67  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   4 -  1      64  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         TOTAL PARRY        6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -  12 -  0      56  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -   8 -  1      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         LUNGING ATTACK    24 -  30 -  1      44  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 611 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     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  3         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      WHOLE MUTT 4516            25  20  0  129 THE DOGHOUSE (188)
PARRY-STRIKE     RAIN MUN 4561              14   3  1  107 ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)
WALL OF STEEL    LITTLE BIG MUN 4559        15   6  0  105 ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)
STRIKING ATTACK  DALMORE 4563               12   3  1   95 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
LUNGING ATTACK   GEORGE FOREMUN 4187        22  14  0   93 ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)
PARRY-LUNGE      MR FANG 4550               13  11  0   92 THE DOGHOUSE (188)
SLASHING ATTACK  ANZAC 4560                 12   8  1   65 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
BASHING ATTACK   PITCH 4572                  7   6  0   44 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 
GEORGE FOREMUN 4187.  The ten other most popular fighters were DALMORE 4563, LADY NIP 
4571, RAIN MUN 4561, LITTLE BIG MUN 4559, MUN OVER BOARD 4219, BOMBAY 4519, HELENA 
4578, WHOLE MUTT 4516, MINUTE MUN 4545, and MR FANG 4550.

The least popular fighter this week was FENWICK 4573.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were PITCH 4572, FLOORMAT 4577, ANZAC 4560, MR FANG 4550, MINUTE MUN 4545, 
WHOLE MUTT 4516, HELENA 4578, BOMBAY 4519, MUN OVER BOARD 4219, and LITTLE BIG MUN 
4559.

                 FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY XLII

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MICHAEL PALIN 2750 (11-2-0)            1  3  0         MONTY PYTHON         
ARAGORN 4082 (3-0-0)                   0  1  0  DEAD   THE FELLOWSHIP