Date   : 12/21/2009    Duedate: 01/02/2010


DM-14    TURN-635

This Weeks Top Honors


(14-4584) [15-8-2,107]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TYNE                           ARRNOLD
(14-4584) [15-8-2,107]         (14-4601) [5-1-1,25]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TYNE                           BUMPHELQUAT
(14-4584) [15-8-2,107]         (14-4603) [2-4-0,10]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)     36
2. ACTION HEROS (467)          25      OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
3. THE DOGHOUSE (188)          16      Unchartered Team
4. MIDGAR (468)               -20
                                       ACTION HEROS (467)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)  407 267 30 60.4   1/ 1 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)  11  4 0
 2/ 2*ACTION HEROS (467)        18  12  2 60.0   2/ 2*ACTION HEROS (467)        9  6 0
 3/ 3 THE DOGHOUSE (188)       627 712 10 46.8   3/ 3 THE DOGHOUSE (188)        8  7 0
 4/ 4*MIDGAR (468)               8  17  2 32.0   4/ 4*MIDGAR (468)              6  9 2

    '*'   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 #40 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

In the mountains west of Fratsfa:

     After a while, maybe half an hour, Fandil stood.  Elosjon shivered again.  This
was it.  Ultimate battle, powerful enemy, no quarter.  They were probably going to
die.  HE was probably going to die.  As he stood and tried automatically to brush the
dirt off his robe, he found himself thinking that it was a shame he hadn't ever
visited the Flower Shoppe in Fratsfa for its primary purpose.  Some magicians claimed
that doing so would impair the vital forces, but others claimed it was energizing.
He wished now that he had take the time to formulate his own opinion and test it.
Well, too late for that, but if he DID by some chance survive, he would--  He
remembered Ravishing Redbud who had started out with them, and blushed.  But if he
survived, he WOULD.  With her.
     Fandil glanced at him and said, "Remember, you are present as a back-up.  Not to
throw yourself into the forefront of the battle and get killed for nothing, but to
hold ready for that instant when just a little extra power on my side will tip the
     Elosjon opened his mouth to protest what he saw as coddling, but the older mage
stopped him with a glance.
     "No, I'm not slighting your ability, my young colleague.  It isn't ability that
you lack, but simple experience.  Some things only come with long practice, and the
timing that is critical in a magical battle, or any other kind of battle, is one of
them.  I'm not giving you the 'easy' job, either.  When your assistance is needed, it
will be needed desperately, and you will have to be ready to give without hesitation
or limit."  The older man's beard twitched in what might have been a smile.  "And if
any of the watchdogs show up while I'm busy, I trust you will deal with them."


     "What I want to know," Sunflower said, "is what this Korneth guy thinks he's
going to get out of it all."
     "Power," Herlas said.  "A crown."
     "Yes, but how?  Even if the old king is gone for good, how does all this..." she
stirred her hand around as though mixing a pot of trouble, "how does it make HIM into
the new king?"
     "That's how a man becomes a king," Lady Fern said.  "By seizing a chance when it
comes along--and often enough by making the chance in the first place.  He will argue
that there is no one else at hand who can do what needs to be done, and point to the
'Karnhorn Menace' or some other made-up danger and say that no time can be lost, the
Andorian League--"
     "He'll make it a kingdom, not a league," Herlas put in.
     She nodded.  "That seems a logical step for him.  That Andoria needs a strong
hand on the reins now of all times.  None of the other 'lesser' rulers will do: the
Baron of Ardivent is too little known to the population as a whole, and he's an elf,
the leaders of the Clanholds are Aruaki, the Thane of Convincia is too old, the
Raltumans are out of the question since Aradi's defection--"
     "What about Emperor Alonj?" Orchid asked.
     "Easily discredited.  He used to seem half-mad, though he wasn't, and many
people will believe that he really is."  Fern snorted.  "His wife may have something
to say about that, true, but Alonj doesn't want to rule Andoria, and she may not push
him into something he doesn't want."
     "He's right about one thing," Lenpro said.  "Somebody has to take control."
     "Why?" Herlas asked.  "Why not go back to being independent units: Ardivent and
Fratsfa, the Clanholds, Convincia, and Raltumas.  It isn't like the League is some
ancient tradition, or the separate parts will turn on each other without the
framework of the League to make them work together."
     Lenpro and Fern spoke together:  "No."  Fern gestured for Lenpro to carry on
with the explanation.  "Only in a perfect world will people work together without
rules and leaders, and this is not a perfect world.  People--petty nobles, great
nobles, military leaders, wealthy merchants, ambitious priests--they'll see a power
vacuum and try to step in to fill it.  There will be fighting, and sooner or later a
union again.  We should bypass that if we can:  Better a bad ruler than no ruler."
     "Not always," Lady Fern said.

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

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 316): CONFIDENCE of CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 635): GREEN THUMB of COLORIFIC (Purple People Eater, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 634): TYNE of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 619): HATE MY LIFE of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 624): WILD FIRE of DISASTER (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 619): RAVING LUNATIC of DARK FORCES (?, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 618): DEATH RATTLE of ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 616): HIPS of HER BEST ASSETS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 581): CORBIE LEK of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 577): COUNTRY RHODES of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 568): BINKLY of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 264): NUMBSKULL of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 467): VALNAKORINE of WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 218): WITCH of DOGS OF WAR (?, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 520): SHERRI of SUPERIOR FORCES 3201 (Manager, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 316): Z GLADIATORS (Z Man, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 635): BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 634): OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 619): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 624): MEDAL OF HONOR Z3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 619): DARK FORCES (?, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 618): GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 615): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 581): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 577): WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 567): FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 264): BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 467): WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 218): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 520): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 315): CONSTERNATION of CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 619): HERSHEL WILLIAMS of MEDAL OF HONOR F7 (Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 622): LORMIN GARDE of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 581): CALHOUN DEANE of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
              (turn 580): TERILEE LINZ of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 568): BINKLY of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 264): NUMBSKULL of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
                            BRAIN TUMOR of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
                            PULLED HAMSTRING of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
                (turn 263): BEXLY of OHIO (Berylstar, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of TOBIR!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Did only my eyes note the 4-1-0 record 
which ACTION HEROS managed to post this round?  I don't doubt that such a record will 
draw challengers!  PENRICH caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as 
he skillfully bested YELLOW DOG and was awarded 16 points in recognition.  In one of 
the week's more notable duels, PENRICH put down YELLOW DOG, causing him to lose 14 
points of recognition in the process.  Not for nothing has TYNE in the past laid 
claim to the Duelmaster's throne, and this week he's proven his combat skill yet 
again.  Would you believe that over half of the old women in TOBIR seem to feel that 
they could fight better than you gladiators?   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city TOBIR.   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  Some say a warrior is judged by the way he bears arms.  One thing 
is sure, better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!   
     The girls are as pretty in TOBIR as ever I remembered them....and the fighters 
as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  More than a sharp eye must I keep, indeed 
a stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari await me!  
Till next we meet remember:  a fool flies into a rage quickly and often.  The wise 
are angered by the same thing only once.  Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TYNE 4584                    15   8  2   107       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HELENA 4578                  19  11  1    97       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PITCH 4572                   17  20  0    82       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 FLOPEAR 4598                  8   0  0    67       THE DOGHOUSE (188)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PENRICH 4590                 12   4  0    55       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
 BUSTER 4597                   6   8  0    51       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 YELLOW DOG 4587               6  12  0    46       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 BROWN BEAR 4596               8   6  0    44       THE DOGHOUSE (188)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ARRNOLD 4601                  5   1  1    25       ACTION HEROS (467)
 MAIA 4610                     2   0  0    25       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STALLONE 4600                 4   2  0    22       ACTION HEROS (467)
 WILLIS THE BRUCE 4602         3   3  0    21       ACTION HEROS (467)
 RED XIII 4607                 2   3  0    21       MIDGAR (468)
 JCVD 4604                     4   2  1    19       ACTION HEROS (467)
 TIFA 4608                     1   4  1    16       MIDGAR (468)
 ROSLYN 4599                   3   4  0    13       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
 YUFFY 4609                    2   3  0    12       MIDGAR (468)
 CLOUD 4606                    2   3  1    10       MIDGAR (468)
 BUMPHELQUAT 4603              2   4  0    10       ACTION HEROS (467)
 VINCENT 4605                  1   4  0     7       MIDGAR (468)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
SHIFTYEYED VOLUN        0  0 0                      TIFA 4608             635  NONE
BARR 4595               2  4 0 OTAGO HIGHLANDER 348 CLOUD 4606            633   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Midgar and Action Heros -- Hello and welcome to the Great city of Tobir.  Are you
guys new to that great game of Duel 2?  If you are I would be more then happy to help
out in any way that I can.  just let me know. -- the Mun (manager Otago Highlanders)

Tyne -- I can see you didn't believe me, either, when I said it's better to be a dog
than a human.  But you kept the title so I wouldn't have to write something, which
makes me tolerant.  Well, I'm a dog, of course, tolerance is my middle name, but
still.  Even more. -- Pitch

Helena -- And then, for an encore, you're going to explode, right?  That should be
interesting to see. -- Yellow Dog

Well, I guess the Ambitious Guard was *trying*, but he really doesn't know how to
play.  Too much ambition, I suppose, it destroys the sense of fun.  Dogs don't do
ambition, we have fun. -- Flopear

Civilized Criminal?  Right... he's a tresspasser, and I don't need any labels to tell
me that!  He deserves to be bitten up and down, and then left for some darned *cat*
to drag in. -- Buster

Jcvd -- Oh, well, an orc.  I don't have to even wait for you to do something where I
can see it, orcs get bitten on general principles. -- Brown Bear

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

TYNE bested PITCH in a action packed 1 minute brutal master's Title fight.
HELENA handily defeated NOBLE ASSASSIN in a 1 minute one-sided match.
FLOPEAR vanquished THE HONEST MERCHANT in a 1 minute gory mismatched brawl.
YELLOW DOG was defeated by PENRICH in a 1 minute match.
BROWN BEAR devastated RED XIII in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
BUSTER overpowered THE HONEST MERCHANT in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
WILLIS THE BRUCE bested CLOUD in a 2 minute competition.
BUMPHELQUAT was defeated by CONVINCIAN HERO in a action packed 2 minute melee.
JCVD won victory over POLITE BEGGAR in a 2 minute duel.
ROSLYN lost to STALLONE in a action packed 3 minute gruesome fight.
ARRNOLD narrowly defeated YUFFY in a 1 minute fight.
VINCENT was overpowered by MAIA in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
TIFA assassinated SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 1 minute one-sided match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -   2 -  0      80  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         SLASHING ATTACK   19 -   5 -  2      79  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   2 -  1      67  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -   6 -  0      63  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -  13 -  0      54  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW        15 -  16 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         LUNGING ATTACK     5 -   9 -  0      36  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK     4 -  11 -  1      27  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 635 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     0 -  2         3  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         3  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         2  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  1                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         2 -  2                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       TYNE 4584                  15   8  2  107 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      HELENA 4578                19  11  1   97 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
SLASHING ATTACK  FLOPEAR 4598                8   0  0   67 THE DOGHOUSE (188)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    PENRICH 4590               12   4  0   55 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
STRIKING ATTACK  BROWN BEAR 4596             8   6  0   44 THE DOGHOUSE (188)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TYNE 4584.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
BUMPHELQUAT 4603.  The ten other most popular fighters were ROSLYN 4599, TYNE 4584, 
4596, BUSTER 4597, and WILLIS THE BRUCE 4602.

The least popular fighter this week was VINCENT 4605.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were YUFFY 4609, CLOUD 4606, RED XIII 4607, TIFA 4608, JCVD 4604, YELLOW DOG 
4587, PITCH 4572, MAIA 4610, WILLIS THE BRUCE 4602, and BUSTER 4597.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn: