DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/28/2008    Duedate: 06/10/2008

SOLVEN ARENA

DM-22    TURN-587

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CHUCKER ISTTA
MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
(22-6619) [20-33-0,113]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CHUCKER ISTTA                  POSITION IS EMPTY
MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)            
(22-6619) [20-33-0,113]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DONDRIC                        DONDRIC
KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)          KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
(22-6694) [12-3-1,108]         (22-6694) [12-3-1,108]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)         18
2. HOT WHEELS (686)             0      KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
3. KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)      -15      Unchartered Team

                                       ELEMENTALS (347)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)    459 222 18 67.4   1/ 1 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)     9  6 2
 2- 2 HOT WHEELS (686)          11   8  0 57.9   2/ 2 MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)       7  8 0
 3/ 3 MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)      124 140  3 47.0   3- 3 HOT WHEELS (686)          0  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.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, SOLVEN?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed 
to see SEREPHIM win a fight and gain 16 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, VISITING ORC 
beat HOTL MUSCHEL and HOTL MUSCHEL lost 8 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  JEROME 
challenged CHUCKER ISTTA for SOLVEN's Title this turn, and guess what happened?  And 
it's out with the old, in with the new, as CHUCKER ISTTA takes the Title and last 
week's bar tab from the old Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  The Victory Tavern, humph!  I've 
tasted better ale at mortuaries.  Where do they get this stuff?  From SOLVEN's trash 
dumps?   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  
DOLBY JOSSEL was challenged more times this turn than the Duelmaster.  Now was the DM 
insulted or feared?  Heh, heh.  And we have DONDRIC in a challenge, going down 10 
points for the fight.  Guess what?  I thought DONDRIC showed great skill and promise 
when he subdued DOLBY JOSSEL.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  We're all going to die in the end, so why worry if 
the fate catches up with you sooner that later?   
     There's got to be a better place in SOLVEN to get a drink than The Victory 
Tavern!  Any suggestions?  Just wait 'till next time I show up here, I won't be so 
nice!  So nyaaah!  I see the crowds are getting restless, I must leave now-- Snide 
Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHUCKER ISTTA 6619           20  33  0   113       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DONDRIC 6694                 12   3  1   108       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-365 GTB4 6054                11   8  0    90       HOT WHEELS (686)
 LIPSTICK 6686                11   6  3    88       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
 DOLBY JOSSEL 6614            18  28  0    85       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHAWLIE ISTTA 6688           10   8  1    53       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOTL MUSCHEL 6707             5   3  0    24       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JILIAN NORMAN 6711            2   0  0    23       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
 SEREPHIM 6713                 1   0  1    16       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
 GALMORTHAL 6712               0   1  0     2       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
POLITE BEGGAR           0  0 0                      SEREPHIM 6713         587  NONE
IO OLDEND 6673         11 10 1 MIDDLE WAY 15 747    LIPSTICK 6686         585  REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Jerome -- I'm depressed.  You make it clear that, while I'm not actually a BAD
gladiator, I'm nothing out of the way good, either.  That depresses me. -- Dolby
Jossel
P.S.  Or maybe it's the ongoing overcast.  The cold dampness that creeps into the
joints.  All that stuff.

Lipstick -- You're a nasty kid, but it probably isn't your fault.  Look at who you've
got for teammates! -- Chucker Istta

Visiting Orc?  What is this, some kind of sick joke? -- Chawlie Istta

Chawlie -- Not when YOU are the one who loses.  Shape up, kiddo, or you'll find
yourself bleeding out on the sands. -- Chucker

The Ambitious Guard was just as bad!  Has anybody done drug tasting on the standbys
lately? -- Hotl Muschel

The Trustworthy Scribe was okay.  A bit of a slacker, maybe, but I'm not going to
complain about hat! -- Jilian Norman

Our congratulations to Jerome. -- Jorja and the Middle Way

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

JEROME was unbelievably bested by CHUCKER ISTTA in a 2 minute Challenge Title fight.
DONDRIC demolished DOLBY JOSSEL in a popular 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
LIPSTICK won victory over KUNG-FU MASTER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute brawl.
CHAWLIE ISTTA overpowered THE HONEST MERCHANT in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
HOTL MUSCHEL was devastated by VISITING ORC in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
JILIAN NORMAN narrowly defeated GALMORTHAL in a 2 minute novice's struggle.
SEREPHIM butchered POLITE BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW         2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    17 -   9 -  0      65  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK    17 -  13 -  0      57  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK    3 -   3 -  2      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -  10 -  2      47  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         TOTAL PARRY        7 -  13 -  0      35  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 587 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   DONDRIC 6694               12   3  1  108 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
SLASHING ATTACK  LIPSTICK 6686              11   6  3   88 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
BASHING ATTACK   CHAWLIE ISTTA 6688         10   8  1   53 MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DONDRIC 6694.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was DONDRIC 6694.  The ten other most popular fighters were LIPSTICK 6686, CHUCKER 
ISTTA 6619, GALMORTHAL 6712, CHAWLIE ISTTA 6688, JILIAN NORMAN 6711, SEREPHIM 6713, 
DOLBY JOSSEL 6614, HOTL MUSCHEL 6707,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was HOTL MUSCHEL 6707.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were DOLBY JOSSEL 6614, SEREPHIM 6713, JILIAN NORMAN 6711, CHAWLIE 
ISTTA 6688, GALMORTHAL 6712, CHUCKER ISTTA 6619, LIPSTICK 6686, DONDRIC 6694,  0, and 
0.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

CHUCKER ISTTA (22-6619) MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)

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

JEROME (22-6675) KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XLV

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
NEBUCHADNEZZAR 5821 (75-53-0)         12  3  0         BLADES OF WONDER     

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GRANDPA RAT 6549 (45-22-3)             3  3  0         KELLUMBO'S KIDS      

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
NAFISAH 6612 (26-14-0)                 4  3  0         KELLUMBO'S KIDS      
BLIND GIRL 6041 (46-22-0)              3  3  0         KELLUMBO'S KIDS      
SNAKE CHARMER 6169 (46-23-0)           1  3  0         KELLUMBO'S KIDS      

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
365 GTB4 6054 (11-7-0)                 2  3  0         HOT WHEELS           

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
JACKSON 6649 (18-2-0)                 11  3  0         KELLUMBO'S KIDS      
ULTRA FAITH 6360 (8-3-3)               6  3  1         DROP THE LEASH       
JEROME 6675 (16-2-0)                   5  3  0         KELLUMBO'S KIDS      
JAMMER 6261 (8-3-0)                    4  3  0  DEAD   DROP THE LEASH       

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GRGICH 6699 (1-0-0)                    2  3  0         WINEALOT             
PETITE SIRAH 6696 (1-0-1)              2  3  0         WINEALOT             

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CULLIGAN 6706 (0-0-0)                  4  3  0         DROP THE LEASH       

ADM FOOLS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
HOMELESS PRINCE 6012 (75-49-1)         0  3  0         KELLUMBO'S KIDS      

CHAMPIONS FOOLS TOURNEY                W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TRINLAS 2899 (6-7-1)                   1  3  0         DAMOONS 3            

ADEPTS FOOLS TOURNEY                   W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TREINT 2903 (3-10-0)                   0  3  0         DAMOONS 3