DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/21/2009    Duedate: 02/03/2009

SOLVEN ARENA

DM-22    TURN-604

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

HOT EIGHTEEN
KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
(22-6715) [13-1-0,112]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HOT EIGHTEEN                   MAULCONTENT
KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)          MAULS LOCAL 457 (754)
(22-6715) [13-1-0,112]         (22-6727) [3-0-1,35]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HOTL MUSCHEL                   ELLIRN KOUL
MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)            MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
(22-6707) [14-11-0,57]         (22-6716) [9-6-0,79]

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)         29
2. KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)       10      KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
3. MAULS LOCAL 457 (754)        4      Unchartered Team

                                       MAULS LOCAL 457 (754)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2*MAULS LOCAL 457 (754)      5   2  1 71.4   1/ 1 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)     8  2 0
 2/ 1 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)    513 243 18 67.9   2/ 2 MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)       8  7 0
 3/ 3 MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)      157 191  4 45.1   3/ 3*MAULS LOCAL 457 (754)     3  1 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 #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.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     I was going on vacation, see?  Surf, sun...  But what do those bums say?  "Hit 
the road, Debby Tonte.  SOLVEN needs a spyreport."  Oh, well.  MVP award for ELLIRN 
KOUL?  MIDDLE WAY 15's proud of her after beating M. CHARDINEE and getting 13 points. 
Talk about yer major upsets!  HATE MY LIFE's match with HOTL MUSCHEL cost it a loss 
of 3 points!  This Duelmaster is like something else!  HOT EIGHTEEN stopped CHAWLIE 
ISTTA dead in his tracks!  Who was the wiseguy that said SOLVEN's Duelmaster was 
paying for drinks at The Victory Tavern?  Don't look at me!   
     So just why would someone becomes a warrior anyway?  It can't be for these 
really neat Spyreports can it?   
     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.)  
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I gotta leave.  SOLVEN 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                  
 HOT EIGHTEEN 6715            13   1  0   112       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                  
 JILIAN NORMAN 6711           10   9  1    79       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
 ELLIRN KOUL 6716              9   6  0    79       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
 CHAWLIE ISTTA 6688           15  20  1    77       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOTL MUSCHEL 6707            14  11  0    57       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAULCONTENT 6727              3   0  1    35       MAULS LOCAL 457 (754)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SO HAPPY 6744                 4   2  0    26       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
-LITTLE SMIRK 6745             4   0  0    26       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
 HATE MY LIFE 6748             3   1  0    25       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-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   6  0     6       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

Just wanted to let you know that the turn this personal ad runs is the last turn
Kellumbo's Kids will be fighting in Solven until after the Spring mail-in.  All of
the warriors are timed, and they are looking pretty solid, so here's hoping we'll
bring a TC home to Solven. -- Detective Kellumbo

Hot Eighteen -- In this weather?  Silly girl. -- Jilian Norman

So Happy -- Just a little smirker, aren't you? -- Eldon Kree

And two-one against standbys.  Hotl Muschel has a lot of practicing to do after
losing to the Visiting Orc. -- Jorja

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

HOT EIGHTEEN devastated CHAWLIE ISTTA in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
JILIAN NORMAN won victory over M. CHARDINEE in a 3 minute battle.
ELLIRN KOUL overcame M. CHARDINEE in a popular 2 minute match.
HOTL MUSCHEL vanquished HATE MY LIFE in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
MAULCONTENT overpowered ELDON KREE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided fight.
SO HAPPY devastated POLITE BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK   21 -   2 -  0      91  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   5 -  0      58  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW         4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         LUNGING ATTACK     7 -   7 -  0      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -  15 -  0      35  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK     5 -  11 -  1      31  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         TOTAL PARRY        2 -   6 -  0      25  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 604 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
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  HOT EIGHTEEN 6715          13   1  0  112 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
WALL OF STEEL    JILIAN NORMAN 6711         10   9  1   79 MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
SLASHING ATTACK  ELLIRN KOUL 6716            9   6  0   79 MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
LUNGING ATTACK   HOTL MUSCHEL 6707          14  11  0   57 MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
BASHING ATTACK   MAULCONTENT 6727            3   0  1   35 MAULS LOCAL 457 (754)
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 ELLIRN KOUL 6716.  The ten other most popular fighters were JILIAN NORMAN 
6711, HOT EIGHTEEN 6715, HOTL MUSCHEL 6707, MAULCONTENT 6727, SO HAPPY 6744, ELDON 
KREE 6746, CHAWLIE ISTTA 6688, HATE MY LIFE 6748,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was HATE MY LIFE 6748.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were CHAWLIE ISTTA 6688, ELDON KREE 6746, SO HAPPY 6744, MAULCONTENT 
6727, HOTL MUSCHEL 6707, HOT EIGHTEEN 6715, JILIAN NORMAN 6711, ELLIRN KOUL 6716,  0, 
and  0.

                 FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY XLII

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
NEBUCHADNEZZAR 5821 (90-56-0)          0  5  0         BLADES OF WONDER     

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SNAKE CHARMER 6169 (58-24-0)           8  3  0         KELLUMBO'S KIDS      
MONTY PYTHON 5939 (21-7-0)             1  3  0         SERPENTINE INC.      

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
KINKY MCKINK 6463 (5-1-1)              2  3  0         THE SAVAGE KINKS     

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MAULCONTENT 6727 (2-0-1)               1  3  0         MAULS LOCAL 457      
MAULT LIQUOR 6728 (1-1-0)              1  3  0         MAULS LOCAL 457