DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/20/2010    Duedate: 02/02/2010

SOLVEN ARENA

DM-22    TURN-622

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

JILIAN NORMAN
MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
(22-6711) [19-18-1,98]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

JILIAN NORMAN                  SWEETNESS
MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)            SERPENTS HOLD (758)
(22-6711) [19-18-1,98]         (22-6795) [3-0-0,17]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HOTL MUSCHEL                   GORLON INTHUR
MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)            MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
(22-6707) [22-21-0,91]         (22-6794) [1-3-0,6]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SERPENTS HOLD (758)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)         21
2. SERPENTS HOLD (758)         13      MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
3. KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)        0      Unchartered Team

                                       SERPENTS HOLD (758)

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)    559 251 21 69.0   1/ 1*SERPENTS HOLD (758)       8  4 1
 2/ 2*SERPENTS HOLD (758)       14   8  3 63.6   2/ 2 MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)       8  7 0
 3/ 3 MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)      194 244  4 44.3   3- 3 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)     3  2 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[ Report from the Tourney #1 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     Larkin here, with a report from the Winter Tourney.  Okay, maybe this isn't
Atlantis, but it's somewhere warm, and if that isn't a beach, at least it's sand,
and, as advertised, there are drinks with umbrellas in them.  And young women with a
lot of suntan showing.  By the time you read this, the tourney will be over, but
while I'm writing it, the tourney is NOT over.  And a lot of you guys reading this
won't have been able to go, anyway.
     I'm interviewing Zalgor Prigg, one of the managers participating in the Old
Valamantis Bloodgames, and let me tell you, Old Valamantis is not a place you want to
hang around if you don't have to.  It's rotten with magic, to begin with--Folstrom
magic, the blackest there is--and then it's got all this blood and violence on top of
it, and it makes for a dark and scary venue.  Anything might rise out of the ruins
around the arena, summoned by the blood and the curses of the managers.
     "Mr. Prigg, could you tell us why you--"
     "It was the play on words," the manager said, overriding the question.  "I
couldn't resist--the chance to call a Bloodgames team Phoenix, you know, the 'rising
from the ashes of death' business.  Of course, then I had to change it to Phonetix,
but that's okay, keep people guessing."
     "I've heard the Commission mages talking about that name, sir, and they seem
alarmed.  One of them said the name was practically a spell in itself, used here."
     "I heard.  That's why I had to change it."
     "Have you considered what might actually rise from the ashes and blood here as a
result?"
     "Well, no, but that isn't my business, you know.  I manage gladiators.  Let the
mages worry about what pops in from some other dimension.  Besides, what if nothing
happens?"
     "But, sir, there have already been reports of zombie rats and tentacled monsters
lurking in the backs of the locker rooms!  And someone is bound to consider that you
have a partial responsibility--"
     "No," Prigg said, "I have no responsibility for that kind of thing.  I'm no
magician, I haven't been reading forbidden tomes...."  He paused, looking thoughtful.
"Maybe it was TigToad with his Obscure Lore...."
     "I don't believe there's a team of that name in this Bloodgames--"
     "No, not here.  Earlier, in Veastian.  He could have been, hmm, preparing for
this, opening contacts if not gates, stuff like that.  Has anybody seen any Dark
Toads around?"
     "Not until they've had six drinks with umbrellas in them.  Tell me, sir, have
you given any thought to the moral implications of the Bloodgames?"
     "What moral implications?" the manager asked.  "This isn't about morals, it's
about survival.  And the way to survive on the sands is to kill your opponents every
chance you get!"
     "Yes, but--"
     "There's a reason they don't hold these contests up in Andoria," the manager
said sternly.  "Good people in their ways, the Andorians, but they just aren't cut
out for this kind of grim business."  He paused to listen to the roar of the crowds
jamming the ancient arena.  Checked the marquee where slaves dangled from ropes and
updated the records of participants.  Nodded, grimly satisfied.  "Another death.
That's good--can't have too many survivors, or it cheapens the victory at the end."
     "But the death toll--"
     "Bah!  Don't get the idea that these gladiators are the flower of Alastarian
youth.  The ones who enter the Bloodgames are the men with no hope.  We offer them a
future they could never have dreamed of, but they have to work for it, sweat for it,
bleed for it, and sometimes die for it.  The survivors..." he bared his teeth in a
grin that would not have looked out of place on a wolf, "they owe us EVERYTHING, and
they'll do anything to repay us."
     "But--"
     "And besides," Zalgor Prigg went on, "if you really want to take up the moral
question, go talk to the Grey Wand.  She's the one set this up, after all."
     "I don't see the point, frankly.  She's got plenty of Lord Protectors, and they
have longer training, skills polished and honed to a--"
     "The Bloodgames victors, they're Her enforcers," Prigg said.  "No polish, sure,
but when a dirty job needs doing, one of these guys will do it, and no questions
asked."

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 317): CONFIDENCE of CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 637): GREEN THUMB of COLORIFIC (Purple People Eater, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 636): HELENA of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 621): JILLIAN NORMAN of MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 626): WILD FIRE of DISASTER (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 621): AIKIDO of DARK FORCES (The Walkin' Dude, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 620): DEATH RATTLE of ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 618): SPUD of RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 583): CORBIE LEK of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 579): HELL HOUND of DA DOG POWNDAZ (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 570): SHADOW BLADE of SERPENT'S HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 265): NOT SO HOT of PYROMANIA (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 469): VALNAKORINE of WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 219): WITCH of DOGS OF WAR (Omega, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 522): VISION of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 317): Z GLADIATORS (Z Man, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 637): BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 636): OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 621): SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 626): MEDAL OF HONOR Z3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 621): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 620): GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 618): RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 583): MEDAL OF HONOR Z1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 579): THE PLAGUE (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 570): FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 265): BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 469): WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 219): INSECTOSOIDS (The Storm Lord, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 521): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 636): HELENA of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
              (turn 635): TYNE of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 620): RAVING LUNATIC of DARK FORCES (The Walkin' Dude, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 619): SHORT ORDER JOE of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
               (turn 618): HERSHEL WILLIAMS of MEDAL OF HONOR F7 (Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 579): COUNTRY RHODES of WANDERERS (Jorja, 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.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 219): WITCH of DOGS OF WAR (Omega, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     My teammate is correct, the Virginal Concubine (Alis Milis to her friends) is a
lot nicer than certain professional gladiators here.  But then, she has to be; a
concubine who can't do "nice" has no job.  Hmm, I wonder if that's why she's in the
arena....

                                   Jilian Norman

                                      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 ELDON KREE win a fight and gain 7 points, terribly.  And if variety is the 
spice of life, SOLVEN may be getting bland, as JILIAN NORMAN stays top dog in the 
city.  I'm not in a very good mood today, but why am I telling you this?  You want to 
know what's new, don't you, SOLVEN?   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.  
KELLUMBO'S KIDS, I suppose you'll be glad to know you were this turn's most avoided 
team.  Care to know who is the most afraid of you?  And it looks like SERPENTS HOLD 
avoided them the most this turn.  What a pack of would be losers, if you ask me.  
Hmph.   
     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?   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Phlllt!  Just had to do that before 
I leave the fine city of SOLVEN.  I feel much better now.  Glad to see the back of 
this place-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JILIAN NORMAN 6711           19  18  1    98       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HATE MY LIFE 6748            14   1  0   133       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
 HOTL MUSCHEL 6707            22  21  0    91       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHAWLIE ISTTA 6688           18  35  1    90       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
-DOLLYROT 6780                 6   1  0    74       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
 ELDON KREE 6746               9  15  0    70       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KOBAYASHI 6792                3   1  0    44       SERPENTS HOLD (758)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LUGER 6790                    4   0  2    33       SERPENTS HOLD (758)
-QUEEN SANDY 6784              2   1  0    28       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HETFIELD 6791                 2   2  0    18       SERPENTS HOLD (758)
 SWEETNESS 6795                3   0  0    17       SERPENTS HOLD (758)
 GORLON INTHUR 6794            1   3  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?
SEE YA 6805             0  1 0 SERPENTS HOLD 758    BANDIT PRINCE         622  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

The Virginal Concubine was a lot more pleasant than Hot Eighteen ever was. -- Hotl
Muschel

Damn.  I don't like getting knee-capped by some damned dwarf. -- Chawlie Istta

The Civilized Criminal loses well.  I like that in an opponent. -- Eldon Kree

Hetfield -- You short guys are just too pushy. -- Gorlon Inthur

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SEE YA was viciously butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
JILIAN NORMAN vanquished VIRGINAL CONCUBINE in a 1 minute uneven Title battle.
HOTL MUSCHEL defeated VETERAN MERCENARY in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched duel.
CHAWLIE ISTTA was luckily beaten by KHALHUMS DWARF in a 2 minute master's match.
ELDON KREE devastated CIVILIZED CRIMINAL in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
GORLON INTHUR was bested by SWEETNESS in a crowd pleasing 4 minute amateur's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY        3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK   18 -   8 -  2      69  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK    13 -   7 -  2      65  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   2 -  1      60  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -   8 -  0      58  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         AIMED BLOW         2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     5 -  11 -  0      31  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 622 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    JILIAN NORMAN 6711         19  18  1   98 MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
LUNGING ATTACK   HOTL MUSCHEL 6707          22  21  0   91 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 GORLON INTHUR 6794.  The ten other most popular fighters were HOTL MUSCHEL 
6707, CHAWLIE ISTTA 6688, JILIAN NORMAN 6711, SEE YA 6805, ELDON KREE 6746, SWEETNESS 
6795,  0,  0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was SWEETNESS 6795.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ELDON KREE 6746, SEE YA 6805, JILIAN NORMAN 6711, CHAWLIE ISTTA 6688, 
HOTL MUSCHEL 6707, GORLON INTHUR 6794,  0,  0,  0, and  0.