DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/07/2009    Duedate: 01/20/2009

SOLVEN ARENA

DM-22    TURN-603

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

HOT EIGHTEEN
KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
(22-6715) [12-1-0,107]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HOT EIGHTEEN                   POSITION IS EMPTY
KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)          
(22-6715) [12-1-0,107]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HOTL MUSCHEL                   CHAWLIE ISTTA
MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)            MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
(22-6707) [13-11-0,50]         (22-6688) [15-19-1,78]

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)         23
2. KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)       19      KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
3. MAULS LOCAL 457 (754)        0      Unchartered Team

                                       NINJA TRUCKERS (703)

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)    511 242 18 67.9   1/ 1 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)     9  2 0
 2- 2*MAULS LOCAL 457 (754)      4   2  1 66.7   2/ 2 MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)       6  9 0
 3/ 3 MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)      154 189  4 44.9   3- 3*MAULS LOCAL 457 (754)     4  2 1

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

Fratsfa:

     Lenpro was no magician, but he could tell that something had happened...even if
two men over in the corner hadn't been screaming and holding their heads.  Something
magical, probably.  He put down his beer, took the glass out of Dandy's hand--he
didn't want to know what weird concoction was in it--and stood.  "We have to get back
to the Flower Shoppe," he said.  "Fandil may need me."
                         *****   ***   *****   ***   *****
     Fandil was okay.  That was a relief, but not entirely unexpected.  His brother
was tough, and experienced; he would know how to defend himself.  Against...whatever
that had been.  He raised an eyebrow inquiringly.
     "I don't know either," Fandil said.  "Some kind of magical barrier, yes.  But
whether it's intended to seal up the magical activity of Fratsfa, or block magical
communication with somewhere else--Andor, for instance, or what exactly was
intended...?"  He shrugged.  "I don't know who, I don't know why.  But I think we
need to go to Andor physically and soon."
     "I thought you were concerned about the safety of Emperor Alonj," Lady Fern
said.
     "We are," Lenpro answered quickly.  "But I would think we could leave that in
your capable hands, sister."
     Fern frowned but nodded.  "I'll take care of it."

Amen-Tei:

     Senator Sedalia looked at his hands and sighed.  The oars had rubbed them into
blisters, despite the gloves he'd worn.  His back ached.  And he loathed the clothing
that went with his costume.  Would anyone here in Amen-Tei seriously believe that he
was an itinerant peddler?  At least the gods favored him in one thing, and Senator
Dole was no longer resident in this town.  He couldn't have fooled Dole for a minute;
one senator always knew another.
     Sedalia had argued with the demon on the Black Ship, Tashkemk, that this
masquerade was unnecessary and would be unconvincing, but arguing with demons turned
out to be monumentally unproductive.  In a human, the senator would have suspected a
simple enthusiasm for the theatrical, but did that apply to demons?  But the worst
was that Tashkemk had insisted that the senator's companion, Gissanniah, remain on
the Black Ship as a hostage for his, Sedalia's, performance.  Dammit, he had given
the demon his WORD.  If they couldn't trust him, why employ him on this fool's
errand?  And when he'd asked what guarantee HE had of the young woman's safety, the
demon had just LAUGHED.
     All of which put the senator in a really bad mood, so that when a dockhand
slouched up and sneered at the wretched little boat, skiff, whatever was the proper
term, why, he let fly with some harsh language that would have blistered the hide on
a rhinoceros.  Which, Sedalia pointed out in a calmer afterthought, the dockhand
rather resembled--big, ugly, stupid, with a misshapen nose, and a singularly unlovely
attitude.
     It turned out that this was precisely the way one should approach sneering
dockhands, and the fellow tethered the vessel to the dock in some appropriate
manner--Sedalia didn't want to know the details--and helped unload the cargo.
     The senator didn't care about most of the cargo.  Yes, it was valuable, but it
was just stuff, and a man who couldn't pour out wealth to achieve a goal had no
business in politics.  Still, it wouldn't do to let the dockhand think he had secret
agendas, so he asked questions about rental space and then watched closely while the
cargo was loaded on a cart, hauled to a sturdy warehouse, and stored in a sealed
room.  One leather case with a shoulder strap and brass fastenings he kept with him.
     Cargo dealt with, Sedalia's next goal was a dockside tavern called the Pig's
Eye.  He had no great hopes of it but found the place cleaner than he'd expected,
busy but not raucous.  Of course, he had no inherent objection to "raucous,"
political conventions were always like that.  But which of these rather ordinary
looking people was his contact?  What would a demon's contact look like, anyway?  It
couldn't be another demon, surely, not here in the open.

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 304): GOLDENEYE of BONDAGE (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 610): SEPHIROTH of NIGHT'S GUARDIANS (Ichabod Frothingslosh)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 609): WHOLE MUTT of THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 602): HOT EIGHTEEN of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 599): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 598): TRELLIN XISS of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 595): HEART BREAKER of ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 591): PRINCE POLIOLES of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 561): DACEANA LINZ of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 552): GHETTO DEFENDANT of RADIO CLASH (Rude Buddha, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 543): BIG DOPE of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 252): BRAIN TUMOR of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 442): M.T. LANE of WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 205): TRYPTOPHAN of SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (Manager, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 465): GOKU of DRAGONBALL Z (Armalias, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 304): CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 610): ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 609): ALL THE MUN'S MEN (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 602): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 599): KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 598): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 595): ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 591): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 561): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 552): MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 543): FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 252): THE ORDER (Torak, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 442): WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 205): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 494): 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 609): SILVER SNAIL of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
                               ERITHE ENDIREDRE of PATRONAS VERITAS (Ichabod
                               Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 591): PRINCE POLIOLES of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
             (turn 590): BROTHER J.J. of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 560): NORM THE GNOME of GUARDIANS II (Twig, 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.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 441): CRUZIA GARDETT of WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     The sages err'd not in their foretelling of a god descending upon SOLVEN, for I, 
Novgorodny Vir, have returned!  Practice pays for CHAWLIE ISTTA, who pummelled M. 
CHARDINEE, to pocket 13 points.  Those who hoped for a new Duelmaster were 
disappointed by JILIAN NORMAN, of MIDDLE WAY 15, who despite a 9-9-1 couldn't 
overcome SOLVEN's Number 1.  So who's the team that's been walking into taverns last 
week and ordering milk?  Sounds like a PR stunt to me.   
     So much to report, so little time!  Like a horde of jackals fleeing from the 
lion, so did the "warriors" in SOLVEN avoid MAULS LOCAL 457.  As a woman of good 
breeding scorns the "warriors" of KELLUMBO'S KIDS, so did that sorry team shy from 
MAULS LOCAL 457  
     Like the wind whispering among the pines, do hearest I many disquieting rumors.  
Ask not a spymaster for counsel, for he will pontificate long after you have fallen 
into an unconscious stupor.   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  As the seasons change, and the creatures of the 
wild change also, so do I feel a yearning to leave this place.  Can anything compare 
to the pleasure of writing Spyreports for SOLVEN?  On that giddy note I take my 
leave-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOT EIGHTEEN 6715            12   1  0   107       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SEREPHIM 6713                12   0  1   114       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHAWLIE ISTTA 6688           15  19  1    78       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
 JILIAN NORMAN 6711            9   9  1    70       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ELLIRN KOUL 6716              8   6  0    66       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOTL MUSCHEL 6707            13  11  0    50       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MAULCONTENT 6727              2   0  1    31       MAULS LOCAL 457 (754)
 HATE MY LIFE 6748             3   0  0    28       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
-LITTLE SMIRK 6745             4   0  0    26       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SO HAPPY 6744                 3   2  0    18       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
-MAULTESE FALCON 6729          1   1  0    10       MAULS LOCAL 457 (754)
-MAULT LIQUOR 6728             1   1  0     8       MAULS LOCAL 457 (754)
 ELDON KREE 6746               0   5  0     5       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Little Smirk -- Gods, that's offensive. -- Eldon Kree

Hot Eighteen -- Yeahyeahyeah. -- Jilian Norman

Happy Peasant?  What the heck! -- Chawlie Istta

The Visiting Orc will think twice before coming to our house again. -- Ellirn Koul

Yeah, well, *I* didn't invite the damned Orc to Visit.  Don't look at ME that way,
dammit. -- Hotl Muschel

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

HOT EIGHTEEN devastated JILIAN NORMAN in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
ELLIRN KOUL demolished CIVILIZED CRIMINAL in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
CHAWLIE ISTTA defeated M. CHARDINEE in a crowd pleasing 2 minute duel.
HOTL MUSCHEL was unbelievably bested by VISITING ORC in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
HATE MY LIFE devastated SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
SO HAPPY devastated ELDON KREE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK   21 -   3 -  0      88  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   5 -  0      58  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         LUNGING ATTACK     9 -   7 -  0      56  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW         3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -  14 -  0      39  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         TOTAL PARRY        3 -   7 -  0      30  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     4 -  11 -  1      27  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 603 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         4  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  HOT EIGHTEEN 6715          12   1  0  107 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
SLASHING ATTACK  ELLIRN KOUL 6716            8   6  0   66 MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
LUNGING ATTACK   HOTL MUSCHEL 6707          13  11  0   50 MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is HOTL MUSCHEL 6707.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was CHAWLIE ISTTA 6688.  The ten other most popular fighters were HOT EIGHTEEN 
6715, HOTL MUSCHEL 6707, SO HAPPY 6744, ELLIRN KOUL 6716, HATE MY LIFE 6748, ELDON 
KREE 6746, JILIAN NORMAN 6711,  0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was JILIAN NORMAN 6711.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were ELDON KREE 6746, HATE MY LIFE 6748, ELLIRN KOUL 6716, SO HAPPY 
6744, HOTL MUSCHEL 6707, HOT EIGHTEEN 6715, CHAWLIE ISTTA 6688,  0,  0, and  0.