DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/11/2008    Duedate: 06/24/2008

SOLVEN ARENA

DM-22    TURN-588

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DONDRIC
KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
(22-6694) [13-3-1,114]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DONDRIC                        POSITION IS EMPTY
KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)          
(22-6694) [13-3-1,114]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DONDRIC                        LIPSTICK
KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)          KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
(22-6694) [13-3-1,114]         (22-6686) [12-6-3,95]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)       47
2. MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)        -25      KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
                                       Unchartered Team

                                       KAMIKAZI KIDS (211)

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)    463 223 18 67.5   1/ 1 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)     9  6 1
 2/ 3 MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)      125 144  3 46.5   2/ 2 MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)       6  9 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 #7 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

On the Isle of the Eye:

     "Four steps and we're lost," Senator Sedalia muttered.  "This is worse than
politics."
     "They do say that the Isle is larger than the Lake and touches other waters,"
Gissanniah answered.  "What do we do?  Just start walking until we get somewhere--
anywhere?"
     "It may come to that, but I'm not ready to give up yet."  The senator looked
around again.  "Hmm.  How about if I stand still, right here, and we hold hands--no,
that might not give us enough distance."  He undid his necktie and handed one end to
his companion.  "I'll stand here and hold my end, you go out to the farthest end of
the tie and your arm--no fear of it breaking, silk is very strong--and walk around me
in a wide circle.  We haven't come so far as all that.  You should be able to reach
the edge of the woods at some point on that circle.  Then you stand still and tug on
the tie until I join you."  Of course, it was possible that the edge of the woods was
no longer four steps away, or that any edge they found would be the one they'd come
from.  You could never tell, with magic.  But since neither he nor Gissanniah could
do anything about those possibilities, the senator saw no point in mentioning them.

Convincia:

     "That's a big fire," Lenpro said.
     Fandil squinted ahead.  It was certainly a lot of smoke.  "Maybe... they're
burning brush in the fields before planting?" he suggested.
     "Late in the season to plant."
     "It's been a wet spring, planting has been delayed in a lot of places."
     "Maybe," Lenpro said, "but that smoke is rising over the city of Tarrgir.  It
might be buildings burning, instead of brush."
     "If that's so, perhaps we can help them put the fire out," Fandil said.  He
urged his horse to a faster pace.
     "If they want the fires put out," Lenpro muttered.  "I have a feeling about
this."

Andor:

     Herlas backed up two steps before he even thought about it.  "You can't parade
that golem through the streets and claim it's the king!"
     Hesselbod raised his eyebrows.  "Of course we can."  He gestured at the golem
who stood obediently, dressed in royal garments and awaiting a command.  "The artist
who modeled the face and figure has caught the appearance of the last king quite
well, the artificer who constructed the golem was the best Lord Korneth could hire,
and with your magic to cast a glamor over the whole, no one will doubt that this
truly is the king."
     Herlas gaped in silence for a moment, stunned by the magnitude of Lord Korneth's
ambition and of the royal scribe's misunderstanding.  "The best illusions will not
fool everyone," he said, "and without illusion, that is obviously a golem.  You'll
have a firestorm of outraged citizens--"
     "That is not your concern," Lord Korneth said coldly, entering the room.  He
dismissed the scribe with a flick of his eyes.
     Herlas turned to face him squarely.  He was not afraid of Korneth of Sengir, who
had come from nowehre and styled himself Chief Minister of Andoria, but he was deeply
wary.  There was too much unknown about this man for anyone to feel relaxed around
him, starting with where Sengir might be found and what Korneth wanted with the
Andorian states.  Herlas had thought, originally, that Korneth was driven by a simple
ambition to rule.  Ambition, he could understand, and as the man was no magician,
their goals should not conflict.  Now, though... he wasn't sure.  Ambition, yes, but
not simple.  "Why not produce the real king?" he asked.  "Even drugged or enspelled
to be your puppet, he would be more convincing than that golem."
     Korneth's lip curled in a sneer.  "The 'real king' no longer exists, and he was
pathetic to begin with."  He dismissed the point with a wave of his hand.  "And it is
not your concern.  Do not think to usurp authority to question or command.  Your only
business is to do as you are told.  In this case, to cast the glamor."

On the Isle of the Eye:

     Sedalia waited, holding one end of his tie and turning slowly in place.  He was
fairly sure he was still in the same place.  And beginning to suspect that he had
made more than one complete turn.  Blast these trees!  They all looked alike.
Somewhere out of sight, Gissanniah hesitated.  Not the first time.  What was she
seeing?  The young woman was observant and intelligent, but he wanted to be seeing
for himself.  Still, he shifted his grip to accomodate another turn, she was the more
nimble of the two of them and better suited to dodging around trees.
     Two definite tugs.  The signal.  Senator Sedalia began to follow his silk tie
through the trees.

Tarrgir:

     Half the city was in flames.  The two managers sat their horses on the rise at
the edge of the river valley, looking down at smoke and ruin.
     "At this point, there isn't a thing we could do," Fandil said.  He shook his
head.  "Not even with magic.  They seem to have it under control--not spreading
further, at least--but I can't imagine how it spread so fast!"
     "Arson," Lenpro said.  "Fires started in several places at once."  He squinted
down at the city.  "Looks like the Military Academy was about in the center of the
burned area; it's all gone now."
     "I don't understand how people can do that," Fandil muttered.  "Arson--blind
destruction--"
     Lenpro was silent for a long moment, then started his horse forward and down the
slope.  "Maybe not so blind," he said over his shoulder.  "If someone wanted to
destroy the Andorian League, it looks like there's been a good beginning made."
     Fandil urged his horse to catch up.  "Just burning down the Academy won't--"
     "And driving a wedge between the Aruaki and the normal humans," Lenpro reminded
him.  "And more things, I have no doubt, that we haven't found yet."
     "Who would want to destroy the League, and why?" Fandil demanded.  "Surely even
the Delarquans or the Karnhorns wouldn't--"
     "Why not?" Lenpro asked.  "And there are probably other enemies out there that
we don't happen to know about."

      * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ *

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 296): UNHOLY TERROR of BLOOD RITES (Wretch, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 595): CHIEF SITTING BULL of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 594): GINKOR of THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 587): CHUCKER ISTTA of MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 584): MORLIN POOLE of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 583): KEG STAND of BARHOPPERS (Apex, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 580): CALONYMUS of STEEL CRUSADE (Cassius Calvata, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 576): PRIVATE PERNA of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 546): LON CHANEY JR. of MEN OF 1,000 FACES (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 537): RAMBLING OX of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 528): 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 430): DIMAGGIO oF 1949 YANKEES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 198): TRYPTOPHAN of SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 480): 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 595): BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 594): ALL THE MUN'S MEN (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 587): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 584): MEDAL OF HONOR F3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 583): BARHOPPERS (Apex, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 580): GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 576): RED DOG GANG (Jojra, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 546): MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 537): WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 528): FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 244): FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 430): 1949 YANKEES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 198): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 480): 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  14 TOBIR (turn 594): MOLYNEUX of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 587): CHUCKER ISTTA of MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
               (turn 586): JEROME OF KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 583): MIRESSEA POOLE of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 576): PRIVATE PERNA of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
             (turn 575): FENCE POST of RED DOG GANG (Jojra, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 243): IGOR MALMORT of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Good try, Jerome, and thanks for the boost, as well.  I will follow Jackson to
the Isle, though I may not fight in Andorak.  There are better things for a man to do
to win a woman.

                                   Chucker Istta

P.S.  Epee?  That's ridiculous.

                                      SPY REPORT

     Welcome SOLVEN.  I, Olaf Modeen remember this place well.  Many the fights have 
I fought here.  The celebrations, the disappointments...  Another fighter (DONDRIC 
13-3-1) challenged another Duelmaster (CHUCKER ISTTA 20-34-0).  Life goes on.  I can 
barely restrain my enthusiam for KELLUMBO'S KIDS' outstanding member, Duelmaster 
DONDRIC.  I suppose you want to hear some rumors and dirty gossip about your fellow 
fighters?  Tough!   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.  JILIAN NORMAN didn't quite 
know what to make of a challenge she received from GALMORTHAL of KELLUMBO'S KIDS, who 
is 21 points below her.  GALMORTHAL perhaps got his just desserts, seeing as he 
overcame JILIAN NORMAN and ended up with 24 recognition points.   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  Many a warrior has met his fate in a hungover 
stupor.  You young rapscallions, take note!   
     Who knows what the future holds for a warrior.  More fights, there's no doubt.  
All work and no play makes Olaf a dull fighter.  Work and play no fighter dull Olaf.  
Olaffighterwork and no play.  Time for my medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, 
practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DONDRIC 6694                 13   3  1   114       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LIPSTICK 6686                12   6  3    95       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DOLBY JOSSEL 6614            18  29  0    83       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHAWLIE ISTTA 6688           11   8  1    60       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOTL MUSCHEL 6707             5   4  0    25       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
 GALMORTHAL 6712               1   1  0    24       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SEREPHIM 6713                 2   0  1    23       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
 JILIAN NORMAN 6711            2   1  0     7       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BREVITY 6714            0  1 0 KELLUMBO'S KIDS 676  STONE GOLEM           588  NONE
IO OLDEND 6673         11 10 1 MIDDLE WAY 15 747    LIPSTICK 6686         585  REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Dondric -- You may find this hard to believe, but I could have gotten along just fine
without that loss. -- Dolby Jossel

The Honest Merchant?  Says who? -- Chawlie Istta

Hey, if an orc wants to visit, who am I to drive him off?  I like orcs.  Heck, I *am*
an orc myself! -- Hotl Muschel

Galmorthal -- La, sir, you are too forward. -- Jilian Norman

Our congratulations to Nebuchadnezzar and Jackson, tourney victors. -- Jorja and the
Middle Way

31 May 2008
Any and all who live in the 805 area, I would like for you to call me so we can get
together for BBQ's, softball games, and so on.  It has been a while since the last
get together (several years).  It was a blast and I am sure the next one will be
also.  We just have to do it.  All alliances are welcome.  Just because my warriors
leave your warrior beaten and bloody in defeat does not mean we can't have a beer or
five together.  I'll even buy the first round.  So call 805-588-3419 and ask for Dave
a.k.a. Misfit, former member of the Green and Purple Polka Dot Alliance (GAPPDA).

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BREVITY was dealt death by STONE GOLEM in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DONDRIC viciously subdued CHUCKER ISTTA in a 2 minute brutal Challenge Title duel.
LIPSTICK viciously subdued DOLBY JOSSEL in a popular 3 minute Challenge match.
GALMORTHAL devastated JILIAN NORMAN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
CHAWLIE ISTTA overpowered HAPPY PEASANT in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched match.
HOTL MUSCHEL was unbelievably bested by THE HONEST MERCHANT in a 2 minute fight.
SEREPHIM overpowered SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW         3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         BASHING ATTACK    17 -  10 -  0      63  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         LUNGING ATTACK    17 -  10 -  0      63  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK    3 -   3 -  2      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   9 -  2      47  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         TOTAL PARRY        6 -  14 -  0      30  |
|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 588 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   DONDRIC 6694               13   3  1  114 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
SLASHING ATTACK  LIPSTICK 6686              12   6  3   95 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
BASHING ATTACK   CHAWLIE ISTTA 6688         11   8  1   60 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 LIPSTICK 6686.  The ten other most popular fighters were DONDRIC 6694, HOTL 
MUSCHEL 6707, CHAWLIE ISTTA 6688, GALMORTHAL 6712, SEREPHIM 6713, BREVITY 6714, DOLBY 
JOSSEL 6614, JILIAN NORMAN 6711,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was JILIAN NORMAN 6711.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were DOLBY JOSSEL 6614, BREVITY 6714, SEREPHIM 6713, GALMORTHAL 
6712, CHAWLIE ISTTA 6688, HOTL MUSCHEL 6707, DONDRIC 6694, LIPSTICK 6686,  0, and  0.

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

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

                         SUMMER FACE-TO-FACE IN MINNEAPOLIS!

Our summer FTF will be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, July 18-20, 2008.  It will be 
held at the Holiday Inn Select Minneapolis/St. Paul in Blomington, MN, just down the 
street from the Mall of America, at 3 Appletree Square (952-854-9000).  Rooms are only 
$105.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy.  There is a free 24-hour shuttle from the airport
and free shuttle service to the mall; free parking, free high-speed wireless internet
in all guestrooms.  There is a large fitness center, jacuzzi, and indoor pool.  The 
rooms are blocked--ask for the "Reality Simulations" room block.  There are tons of 
restaurants nearby at the Mall, as well as a cafe in the hotel.  

Hotel info:  www.himspairport.com
Mall of America:  www.mallofamerica.com

The tournament information sheet will be out imminently.  We hope you're all looking 
forward to the tournament and that we will see you there!