DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/08/2008    Duedate: 05/21/2008

ZORPUNT ARENA

DM-24    TURN-582

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MIRESSEA POOLE
KRILL CAVALRY (403)
(24-4744) [22-18-1,98]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MIRESSEA POOLE                 SOLDIER 7
KRILL CAVALRY (403)            MEDAL OF HONOR F3 (494)
(24-4744) [22-18-1,98]         (24-4852) [1-0-0,20]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MORLIN POOLE                   MORLIN POOLE
KRILL CAVALRY (403)            KRILL CAVALRY (403)
(24-4761) [14-12-1,76]         (24-4761) [14-12-1,76]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

KRILL CAVALRY (403)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MEDAL OF HONOR F3 (494)     54
2. KRILL CAVALRY (403)         14      KRILL CAVALRY (403)
                                       Unchartered Team

                                       MEDAL OF HONOR F3 (494)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*MEDAL OF HONOR F3 (494)    4   0  0  100   1/ 1 KRILL CAVALRY (403)       8  6 0
 2/ 1 KRILL CAVALRY (403)      672 628 19 51.7   2/ 0*MEDAL OF HONOR F3 (494)   4  0 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 #4 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Zorpunt:

     Fandil stood on one of the town's three intact wharfs and watched the waves of
the Trier lap around the heap of stones that had been Khaldren's Tower.  Most of the
soot had been washed off by the rains of the spring, but it was still an impressive
scene of destruction.
     A small boat eased up to the wharf, and a lean figure jumped across from the
deck.  "Glad you could meet me here," Lenpro said.
     Fandil raised an eyebrow.  "You said it was important."
     Lenpro nodded.  "But there's a lot of important trouble around right now."
     "This is trouble, then?"
     "Of course!  I sent Sedalia to the Isle to talk to the king--"
     "I'd heard that," Fandil agreed.  "What's the word?"
     "That's the problem.  There is no word, no message at all, and there should be."
     Fandil reviewed the map of Alastari in his mind.  "Three or four days each way,
and with the roads this muddy, maybe longer," he said.  "And it might've taken him a
couple of days to get an audience--"
     Lenpro gave him an impatient look.  "You're forgetting the pigeons."
     Fandil hoped his beard would hide his blush.  He had indeed forgotten the
pigeons.  The Consortium maintained a homing pigeon loft near the mainland end of the
ferry to the Isle.  Messages, if brief, didn't have to wait on travel time.
     "Sedalia sent a pigeon just before he boarded the ferry," Lenpro said.  "It
arrived eight days ago.  Since then, nothing.  Eight days."
     "Ah.  You're correct, there should have been a message, even if only to say
nothing was moving forward."  He turned to look around the waterfront.  There was
nobody near, but sound carried over water, and it was as well to remember that,
sanctioned or not, the king of Andoria had a whole guild of spies and assassins at
his service.
     Lenpro snorted.  "I believe that the time for keeping a low profile is past,
Fandil.  Something is wrong... with the king.  There will be no sweeping this under
the rug."
     "And there's no need to start rumors flying too quickly," Fandil countered.  "We
need more information first--"
     "That," Lenpro growled, "is why Sedalia went to the Isle in the first place!"
     "There are other avenues to pursue," Fandil said, "and they can be done here--at
least, here as in, not on the Isle.  But they are not going to be talked about here,
on this wharf.  That'd be asking for trouble."

On the Isle of the Eye:

     Lord Protector Senator Sedalia looked at the cart with distaste.  It was not
new, though it seemed sturdy enough.  But the main objection was that it had been
used to haul fish from Willow Beach, where Darkholm was located, up to Talahya, and 
it smelled like it.  Still, he glanced down at his clothing which was... extremely
utilitarian, it wasn't like his attire would suffer from contact with it.  And at
least the ride would be brief; the road went through Lirin Kiv on its way to Willow
Beach.  Four miles, maybe five.
     "I can't believe there's no other way to get out of Talahya," he muttered,
climbing in beside Gissanniah.
     "We're not out yet," she said.  "I can't believe THIS way will work, until we're
clear of the last ring of watchers."  She pulled the tarp up to cover both of them.
"I can't believe someone is going to this much trouble just to keep us from reporting
that we didn't get in to see the king."
     "In itself, that is revealing," Sedalia said.  His voice was muffled by the
tarp.  "Presumably our failure to see the king would provoke questions that someone
really, really doesn't want to answer."
     "Quiet," the driver said.  "I could be stopped any time.  Don't provoke 'em to
search the wagon."

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 295): UNHOLY TERROR of BLOOD RITES (Wretch, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 592): CHIEF SITTING BULL of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 592): MOLYNEUX of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 585): JEROME of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 581): TRAVIS T FLETE of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 581): KEG STAND of BARHOPPERS (Apex, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 578): MOLDRAUN of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 574): WORLD CHUMPS of THE A'S -- LOSERS II (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 543): PARTICLE MAN of NEUROMANCERS (Rude Buddha, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 534): RAMBLING OX of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 525): CUTTER of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 243): IGOR MALMORT of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 427): ATRION of THE EXILED ONES (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 196): AYE OF THE NEEDLE of HAZAARDS OF CLONGING (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 477): AXLY HIMSELF of GERFEL'S FRIENDS (Generalissimo Puerco)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 295): SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 592): ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 592): OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 585): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 581): KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 581): MASTERS OF SIN (Sin, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 578): ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 574): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 543): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 534): WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 525): BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 243): FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 427): BIBLICAL HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 196): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 477): SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 592): KORO CLOUD of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
                   (turn 591): SLEDGE of NEVERWAKE (Doc Steeke, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 590): ABBOTT of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 584): JACKSON OF KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 581): TRAVIS T FLETE of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
                (turn 580): MITCHELL PAIGE of MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 578): MOLDRAUN of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
                           CAYLON MCCANN of STEEL CRUSADE (Cassius Calvata, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 573): KLINK of THE A'S -- LOSERS II (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 543): BORIS KARLOFF of MEN OF 1,000 FACES (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 524): CADDO SCOT of BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 243): IGOR MALMORT of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
                (turn 242): PAS DE QUARTIER of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 196): I OF THE KNEE DOLL of HAZAARDS OF CLONGING (Crip, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Obviously, the only reason this arena ran was to allow me to graduate.  And
about time, too!

                                    Travis T Flete

                                      SPY REPORT

     Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, 
I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again!  I doubt many are quaking in their boots, but 
MEDAL OF HONOR F3 comes out of nowhere to get 4-0-0.  What does the future hold?  
Watch this space...  MEDAL OF HONOR F3 had cause to celebrate, after SOLDIER 7 got 20 
points by beating EMBEZZLING SCRIBE.  KHALHUMS DWARF found out that ZORPUNT isn't a 
democracy.  You've gotta be the best to be Duelmaster here!  So who's the team that's 
been walking into taverns last week and ordering milk?  Sounds like a PR stunt to me. 
     A Zenmaster once told me, 'Does not the spinning wheel turn?  And do not the 
little birds cry out?'  Any ideas?   
     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.   
     Do not think spyreporting in ZORPUNT is the highlight of my life.  More 
important duties call me.  ZORPUNT, I leave you now.  The Duelmaster has agreed to 
foot my bill at The Warty Toad.  'Til next time-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MIRESSEA POOLE 4744          22  18  1    98       KRILL CAVALRY (403)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MORLIN POOLE 4761            14  12  1    76       KRILL CAVALRY (403)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MERI TCHONES 4847             3   4  0    26       KRILL CAVALRY (403)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOLDIER 7 4852                1   0  0    20       MEDAL OF HONOR F3 (494)
 SOLDIER 8 4850                1   0  0    13       MEDAL OF HONOR F3 (494)
 DAVID WAYBUR 4851             1   0  0    13       MEDAL OF HONOR F3 (494)
 SOLDIER 10 4849               1   0  0     8       MEDAL OF HONOR F3 (494)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

And, naturally, since ours was the only team that ran, we ALL fought standbys. --
Miressea Poole for Krill Cavalry
P.S.  And all scorn to my cousin Lorenso, killed by an Ambitious Guard.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

TRAVIS T FLETE devastated KHALHUMS DWARF in a action packed 4 minute mismatched fight.
MIRESSEA POOLE viciously subdued KHALHUMS DWARF in a 5 minute veteran's Title match.
MORLIN POOLE slimly lost to KHALHUMS DWARF in a popular 5 minute veteran's contest.
MERI TCHONES was bested by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute brawl.
DAVID WAYBUR vanquished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
SOLDIER 8 overpowered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
SOLDIER 10 defeated MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute beginner's melee.
SOLDIER 7 vanquished EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW        11 -   0 -  0     100  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    16 -   7 -  0      70  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         SLASHING ATTACK    1 -   1 -  1      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         BASHING ATTACK     2 -   2 -  1      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         TOTAL PARRY       15 -  16 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -  11 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         STRIKING ATTACK    0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 582 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  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         1  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      MIRESSEA POOLE 4744        22  18  1   98 KRILL CAVALRY (403)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    MORLIN POOLE 4761          14  12  1   76 KRILL CAVALRY (403)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MORLIN POOLE 4761.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was MORLIN POOLE 4761.  The ten other most popular fighters were MIRESSEA POOLE 
4744, DAVID WAYBUR 4851, SOLDIER 8 4850, SOLDIER 10 4849, MERI TCHONES 4847, SOLDIER 
7 4852,  0,  0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was SOLDIER 7 4852.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MERI TCHONES 4847, SOLDIER 10 4849, SOLDIER 8 4850, DAVID WAYBUR 4851, 
MIRESSEA POOLE 4744, MORLIN POOLE 4761,  0,  0,  0, and  0.

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

TRAVIS T FLETE (24-4728) KRILL CAVALRY (403)