DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/05/2008    Duedate: 06/18/2008

ZORPUNT ARENA

DM-24    TURN-584

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MORLIN POOLE
KRILL CAVALRY (403)
(24-4761) [15-13-1,85]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MORLIN POOLE                   SOLDIER 7
KRILL CAVALRY (403)            MEDAL OF HONOR F3 (494)
(24-4761) [15-13-1,85]         (24-4852) [3-0-0,48]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MORLIN POOLE                   SOLDIER 8
KRILL CAVALRY (403)            MEDAL OF HONOR F3 (494)
(24-4761) [15-13-1,85]         (24-4850) [3-0-0,20]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MEDAL OF HONOR F3 (494)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MEDAL OF HONOR F3 (494)     41
2. KRILL CAVALRY (403)         21      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/ 1*MEDAL OF HONOR F3 (494)   12   0  0  100   1/ 1*MEDAL OF HONOR F3 (494)  12  0 0
 2/ 2 KRILL CAVALRY (403)      673 637 19 51.4   2/ 2 KRILL CAVALRY (403)       3 11 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 #6 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

The Isle of the Eye:

     Four steps into the woods and they couldn't see the clearing and the cart, or
hear even the distant murmuring of voices.  It wasn't that the undegrowth was heavy,
it was just... as though there was a barrier of some kind which they had just
crossed.  And it was hotter in here under the trees, with the air absolutely
motionless.  Even to speak here seemed like it would be an offense.
     Whispering, Gissanniah said, "We should go back.  Closer to the edge, where we
can still see out."
     Senator Sedalia considered arguing, good, solid arguments such as that they
didn't want to risk someone seeing in and spotting them.  He shook his head.
Gissanniah was right, the risk of getting lost here was worse.  He looked down.  His
feet were pressed into the leaf mold under the trees, and would leave visible
footprints.  Starting here.  There were no other visible footprints marking their
entry into the woods.  "Which way is back?"

Halfway between Seam and Tarrgir:

     Lenpro looked at Fandil and raised an eyebrow in question.
     Fandil shook his head.  "I've no idea what's going on here.  I can't think of
any reason for a... a guard post on this road.  It isn't a border."
     Lenpro considered that and shook his head.  "It is, though.  The border between
the Clanholds and Convincia must run right along here."
     "Not an external border," Fandil insisted.  "There's no reason to patrol an
internal--"
     "Let's ask them."  Lenpro nodded at the soldiers standing in the road ahead.
"In fact, we'd better go up to them before they decide our hesitation here is
suspicious!"  He nudged his horse with a heel, walking it forward.
     The soldiers formed up to make it clear that no one was to pass without their
approval, and an officer stepped out in front of them to meet the travelers.
     Fandil nodded politely to them all and said, "Good day.  What's afoot here?"
     "We've orders to turn back any Aruaki who try to leave the Clanhold territory,"
the officer said.  He was firm, but not belligerent.  For him, clearly, it was just a
case of doing his job.
     "Why?" Lenpro asked.
     The officer shrugged.  "I am not privy to policy.  All I have are the orders."
     "How do you tell for sure that someone is or is not Aruaki?" Fandil asked,
looking around for a magician.
     "We have been provided with a device."  The officer's tone was a little sour,
now.  He gestured at a framework of three poles, two vertical with the third uniting
the upper ends.  It was about the size of a normal doorway.  "If you pass through
that without setting off the alarm, then you have no Aruaki blood and are free to go 
on into Convincia."
     "Doesn't that seem a little unfair?" Fandil asked.
     "No.  It seems like a very clear order from my superior officer.  I have been
told the Aruaki are still carrying the plague of shape-changing," he added, "and the
gods know how much damage they did among normal people when they Changed and went
berserk."
     Fandil opened his mouth to argue further, but Lenpro stopped him.  "This man has
his orders and must obey them," the Iayean manager pointed out.  Our quarrel, if we
have one--there's a lot of point in that business of the plague, you know--our
quarrel must be with those who established the policy and issued the orders."
     "I don't like it," Fandil growled.  "But you're right."  He sighed, nodded an
apology to the soldier, and dismounted to walk through the test-doorway.

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 296): UNHOLY TERROR of BLOOD RITES (Wretch, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 594): 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 583): MIRESSEA 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 545): LON CHANEY JR. of MEN OF 1,000 FACES (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 536): RAMBLING OX of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 527): 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 429): ATRION of THE EXILED ONES (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 197): TRYPTOPHAN of SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 479): 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 594): ANIMAL FARM (Mino, 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 583): 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 545): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 536): WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 527): FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 244): FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 429): BIBLICAL HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 197): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 479): 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  40 ZENSU (turn 544): ELDA MAINZ of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 526): CUTTER of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 243): IGOR MALMORT 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.

     A Venomous Concubine, what a thrilling encounter.  The more so because, and
this is embarrassing to say, I lost to her.

                                   Miressea Poole

P.S.  I offered to let her write a column, but she declined.

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
ZORPUNT brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Of course, we're all terribly 
impressed to see SOLDIER 7 win a fight and gain 23 points, terribly.  Our last turn's 
Duelmaster has lost, folks, lost to VENOMOUS CONCUBINE, and MIRESSEA POOLE has made 
the way for a new Duelmaster!  With MIRESSEA POOLE clearing the throne, KRILL CAVALRY 
of MORLIN POOLE takes a proud seat as ZORPUNT's new Duelmaster, by virtue of 
recognition points.  Kickbacks and bribes, kickbacks and bribes, how else do you 
think some of these guys win their fights?  Skill?  Ha!   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.  MERI 
TCHONES was challenged more times this turn than the Duelmaster.  Now was the DM 
insulted or feared?  Heh, heh.  I notice DAVID WAYBUR challenging down 17 points to 
fight MERI TCHONES, MEDAL OF HONOR F3 doubtless has some rotten excuse for such an 
insult to honor.  And sorry to say, DAVID WAYBUR beat MERI TCHONES, leaving a bad 
feeling with the crowd.  I think exploitive snob is the term I'm looking for.   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for ZORPUNT's 
morgue.  More variety.  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only shines through use.  
Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     There's got to be a better place in ZORPUNT to get a drink than The Welcome 
Wench!  Any suggestions?  Phlllt!  Just had to do that before I leave the fine city 
of ZORPUNT.  I feel much better now.  I see the crowds are getting restless, I must 
leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MORLIN POOLE 4761            15  13  1    85       KRILL CAVALRY (403)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOLDIER 7 4852                3   0  0    48       MEDAL OF HONOR F3 (494)
 DAVID WAYBUR 4851             3   0  0    38       MEDAL OF HONOR F3 (494)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOLDIER 8 4850                3   0  0    20       MEDAL OF HONOR F3 (494)
 SOLDIER 10 4849               3   0  0    19       MEDAL OF HONOR F3 (494)
 MERI TCHONES 4847             3   6  0    15       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
 LORMIN GARDE 4854             0   2  0     2       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
 BUBBA LOY 4853                0   2  0     2       KRILL CAVALRY (403)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

The Kung-Fu Master.  I hate it when I meet him, because he always beats the shucks
out of me. -- Morlin Poole

David Waybur -- My momma done tole' me to watch out for those lefties, and by golly,
she was RIGHT. -- Meri Tchones

Soldier 10 -- I'm doing something wrong, aren't I?  Damn.  This is more complicated
than it looks. -- Bubba Loy

Soldier 8 -- It's true that you went into the fight with infinitely more experience
than I had, but Id didn't expect it to work out QUITE like that. -- Lormin Garde

Our congratulations to John Ashcroft of Doh!, for his tourney victor status. -- Jorja
and the Krill Cavalry

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

DAVID WAYBUR devastated MERI TCHONES in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
MIRESSEA POOLE was savagely defeated by VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 3 minute melee.
MORLIN POOLE devastated VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute one-sided Title contest.
SOLDIER 7 demolished DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
SOLDIER 10 vanquished BUBBA LOY in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
SOLDIER 8 savagely defeated LORMIN GARDE in a popular 2 minute amateur's brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         AIMED BLOW         9 -   0 -  0     100  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    16 -   6 -  0      73  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -  12 -  0      40  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         TOTAL PARRY       10 -  17 -  0      37  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         STRIKING ATTACK    0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 584 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         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  2         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    MORLIN POOLE 4761          15  13  1   85 KRILL CAVALRY (403)
BASHING ATTACK   SOLDIER 7 4852              3   0  0   48 MEDAL OF HONOR F3 (494)
AIMED BLOW       DAVID WAYBUR 4851           3   0  0   38 MEDAL OF HONOR F3 (494)
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 SOLDIER 8 4850.  The ten other most popular fighters were DAVID WAYBUR 4851, 
MORLIN POOLE 4761, LORMIN GARDE 4854, SOLDIER 10 4849, MERI TCHONES 4847, SOLDIER 7 
4852, BUBBA LOY 4853,  0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was BUBBA LOY 4853.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SOLDIER 7 4852, MERI TCHONES 4847, SOLDIER 10 4849, LORMIN GARDE 4854, 
MORLIN POOLE 4761, DAVID WAYBUR 4851, SOLDIER 8 4850,  0,  0, and  0.

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

MIRESSEA POOLE (24-4744) KRILL CAVALRY (403)