DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/19/2008    Duedate: 07/02/2008

ZORPUNT ARENA

DM-24    TURN-585

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MORLIN POOLE
KRILL CAVALRY (403)
(24-4761) [15-14-1,75]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MORLIN POOLE                   SOLDIER 7
KRILL CAVALRY (403)            MEDAL OF HONOR F3 (494)
(24-4761) [15-14-1,75]         (24-4852) [4-0-0,55]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MORLIN POOLE                   MORLIN POOLE
KRILL CAVALRY (403)            KRILL CAVALRY (403)
(24-4761) [15-14-1,75]         (24-4761) [15-14-1,75]

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)     30
2. BORN LOSERS (241)           19      BORN LOSERS (241)
3. KRILL CAVALRY (403)          7      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)   16   0  0  100   1/ 1*MEDAL OF HONOR F3 (494)  12  0 0
 2/ 0 BORN LOSERS (241)        124  83 12 59.9   2/ 2 KRILL CAVALRY (403)       3 12 0
 3/ 2 KRILL CAVALRY (403)      675 640 19 51.3   3/ 0 BORN LOSERS (241)         1  3 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 #7 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

On the Isle of the Eye:

     "Four steps and we're lost," Senator Sedalia muttered.  "This is worse than
politics."
     "They do say that the Isle is larger than the Lake and touches other waters,"
Gissanniah answered.  "What do we do?  Just start walking until we get somewhere--
anywhere?"
     "It may come to that, but I'm not ready to give up yet."  The senator looked
around again.  "Hmm.  How about if I stand still, right here, and we hold hands--no,
that might not give us enough distance."  He undid his necktie and handed one end to
his companion.  "I'll stand here and hold my end, you go out to the farthest end of
the tie and your arm--no fear of it breaking, silk is very strong--and walk around me
in a wide circle.  We haven't come so far as all that.  You should be able to reach
the edge of the woods at some point on that circle.  Then you stand still and tug on
the tie until I join you."  Of course, it was possible that the edge of the woods was
no longer four steps away, or that any edge they found would be the one they'd come
from.  You could never tell, with magic.  But since neither he nor Gissanniah could
do anything about those possibilities, the senator saw no point in mentioning them.

Convincia:

     "That's a big fire," Lenpro said.
     Fandil squinted ahead.  It was certainly a lot of smoke.  "Maybe... they're
burning brush in the fields before planting?" he suggested.
     "Late in the season to plant."
     "It's been a wet spring, planting has been delayed in a lot of places."
     "Maybe," Lenpro said, "but that smoke is rising over the city of Tarrgir.  It
might be buildings burning, instead of brush."
     "If that's so, perhaps we can help them put the fire out," Fandil said.  He
urged his horse to a faster pace.
     "If they want the fires put out," Lenpro muttered.  "I have a feeling about
this."

Andor:

     Herlas backed up two steps before he even thought about it.  "You can't parade
that golem through the streets and claim it's the king!"
     Hesselbod raised his eyebrows.  "Of course we can."  He gestured at the golem
who stood obediently, dressed in royal garments and awaiting a command.  "The artist
who modeled the face and figure has caught the appearance of the last king quite
well, the artificer who constructed the golem was the best Lord Korneth could hire,
and with your magic to cast a glamor over the whole, no one will doubt that this
truly is the king."
     Herlas gaped in silence for a moment, stunned by the magnitude of Lord Korneth's
ambition and of the royal scribe's misunderstanding.  "The best illusions will not
fool everyone," he said, "and without illusion, that is obviously a golem.  You'll
have a firestorm of outraged citizens--"
     "That is not your concern," Lord Korneth said coldly, entering the room.  He
dismissed the scribe with a flick of his eyes.
     Herlas turned to face him squarely.  He was not afraid of Korneth of Sengir, who
had come from nowehre and styled himself Chief Minister of Andoria, but he was deeply
wary.  There was too much unknown about this man for anyone to feel relaxed around
him, starting with where Sengir might be found and what Korneth wanted with the
Andorian states.  Herlas had thought, originally, that Korneth was driven by a simple
ambition to rule.  Ambition, he could understand, and as the man was no magician,
their goals should not conflict.  Now, though... he wasn't sure.  Ambition, yes, but
not simple.  "Why not produce the real king?" he asked.  "Even drugged or enspelled
to be your puppet, he would be more convincing than that golem."
     Korneth's lip curled in a sneer.  "The 'real king' no longer exists, and he was
pathetic to begin with."  He dismissed the point with a wave of his hand.  "And it is
not your concern.  Do not think to usurp authority to question or command.  Your only
business is to do as you are told.  In this case, to cast the glamor."

On the Isle of the Eye:

     Sedalia waited, holding one end of his tie and turning slowly in place.  He was
fairly sure he was still in the same place.  And beginning to suspect that he had
made more than one complete turn.  Blast these trees!  They all looked alike.
Somewhere out of sight, Gissanniah hesitated.  Not the first time.  What was she
seeing?  The young woman was observant and intelligent, but he wanted to be seeing
for himself.  Still, he shifted his grip to accomodate another turn, she was the more
nimble of the two of them and better suited to dodging around trees.
     Two definite tugs.  The signal.  Senator Sedalia began to follow his silk tie
through the trees.

Tarrgir:

     Half the city was in flames.  The two managers sat their horses on the rise at
the edge of the river valley, looking down at smoke and ruin.
     "At this point, there isn't a thing we could do," Fandil said.  He shook his
head.  "Not even with magic.  They seem to have it under control--not spreading
further, at least--but I can't imagine how it spread so fast!"
     "Arson," Lenpro said.  "Fires started in several places at once."  He squinted
down at the city.  "Looks like the Military Academy was about in the center of the
burned area; it's all gone now."
     "I don't understand how people can do that," Fandil muttered.  "Arson--blind
destruction--"
     Lenpro was silent for a long moment, then started his horse forward and down the
slope.  "Maybe not so blind," he said over his shoulder.  "If someone wanted to
destroy the Andorian League, it looks like there's been a good beginning made."
     Fandil urged his horse to catch up.  "Just burning down the Academy won't--"
     "And driving a wedge between the Aruaki and the normal humans," Lenpro reminded
him.  "And more things, I have no doubt, that we haven't found yet."
     "Who would want to destroy the League, and why?" Fandil demanded.  "Surely even
the Delarquans or the Karnhorns wouldn't--"
     "Why not?" Lenpro asked.  "And there are probably other enemies out there that
we don't happen to know about."

      * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ *

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 297): UNHOLY TERROR of BLOOD RITES (Wretch, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 595): CHIEF SITTING BULL of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 595): STEWART of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 588): DONDRIC of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 584): MORLIN POOLE of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 584): KEG STAND of BARHOPPERS (Apex, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 581): IRIS of MENAGERIE (Ichabod Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 577): IRISH CREAM of RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 546): LON CHANEY JR. of MEN OF 1,000 FACES (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 537): RAMBLING OX of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 528): 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 430): DIMAGGIO oF 1949 YANKEES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 198): TRYPTOPHAN of SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 480): AXLY HIMSELF of GERFEL'S FRIENDS (Generalissimo Puerco)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 297): CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 595): BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 585): ALL THE MUN'S MEN (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 588): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 584): MEDAL OF HONOR F3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 584): BARHOPPERS (Apex, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 581): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 577): RED DOG GANG (Jojra, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 546): MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 537): WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 528): FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 244): FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 430): 1949 YANKEES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 198): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 480): 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.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 583): MIRESSEA POOLE of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 576): PRIVATE PERNA of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 243): IGOR MALMORT of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Unlike my sister Miressea, *I* defeated the Venomous Concubine.  What can I say?
It takes a guy to deal with this wench.

                                    Morlin Poole

                                      SPY REPORT

     I can't believe the violence in ZORPUNT!  I still haven't told Mom I'm writing 
Spyreports.  She'd have a cow!  Well, here we go...  MVP award for DAVID WAYBUR?  
MEDAL OF HONOR F3's proud of him after beating DANGEROUS CRIMINAL and getting 16 
points.  Our Duelmaster has lost, folks, lost to CONVICTED ASSASSIN, BUT MORLIN POOLE 
is still the Duelmaster because he has the most recognition points!  Is the 
Duelmaster really being a real snob to his teammates?  Don't ask me!   
     AAARRGH!!!  I HATE SPYREPORTING!!!  Sorry.  I just had to say it.   
     What does a fighter fight for?  I mean, the crowds don't give a hoot if someone 
gets killed.  Not after four more fights.  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.  ZORPUNT 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                  
 MORLIN POOLE 4761            15  14  1    75       KRILL CAVALRY (403)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOLDIER 7 4852                4   0  0    55       MEDAL OF HONOR F3 (494)
 DAVID WAYBUR 4851             4   0  0    54       MEDAL OF HONOR F3 (494)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CUTTER CRITES 4739            2   0  0    25       BORN LOSERS (241)
 SOLDIER 10 4849               4   0  0    24       MEDAL OF HONOR F3 (494)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOLDIER 8 4850                4   0  0    22       MEDAL OF HONOR F3 (494)
 MERI TCHONES 4847             3   7  0    16       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
 BUBBA LOY 4853                1   2  0     9       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
 TCHACK LOY 4856               1   0  0     8       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
 LORMIN GARDE 4854             0   3  0     3       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
-THE SHRIEKER 4740             0   1  0     1       BORN LOSERS (241)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DR. FEELBADS 4855             0   1  0     1       BORN LOSERS (241)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BIG ERN 4742            0  2 0 BORN LOSERS 241      MOUNTAIN TROLL        585  NONE
BLAGG BROWBEATER 4741   0  2 0 BORN LOSERS 241      BANDIT PRINCE         585  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

David Waybur -- I suppose I should be glad that I have a "do-little" manager, or
losing to you would put me in risk of the Dark Arena.  As the saying goes, "Was my
face red!"  And other places, too.  Ouch. -- Meri Tchones

And AGAIN I lost to the Venomous Concubine.  That settles it, I'm going to retire. --
Miressea Poole

Soldier 10 -- A lot of you around, aren't there? -- Bubba Loy

Soldier 8 -- Bubba can be laid back about it, but I think there are TOO MANY of you
around. -- Lormin Garde
P.S.  Not that I suppose it would matter to my record.

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

BLAGG BROWBEATER was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
BIG ERN was dispatched by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 2 minute Dark Arena battle.
MORLIN POOLE was defeated by CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 6 minute Title duel.
SOLDIER 7 overpowered FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
DAVID WAYBUR devastated DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
MERI TCHONES was defeated by SOLDIER 10 in a 2 minute struggle.
CUTTER CRITES overpowered LORMIN GARDE in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
SOLDIER 8 narrowly defeated DR. FEELBADS in a 2 minute beginner's melee.
BUBBA LOY won victory over MORDANT DESERTER in a 2 minute beginner's duel.
TCHACK LOY defeated MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute beginner's duel.

                                    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                    3         SLASHING ATTACK    1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         LUNGING ATTACK    16 -   6 -  0      73  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         TOTAL PARRY       10 -  15 -  0      40  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -  13 -  0      38  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         STRIKING ATTACK    0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 585 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-RIPOSTE      1 -  2         3  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    MORLIN POOLE 4761          15  14  1   75 KRILL CAVALRY (403)
BASHING ATTACK   SOLDIER 7 4852              4   0  0   55 MEDAL OF HONOR F3 (494)
AIMED BLOW       DAVID WAYBUR 4851           4   0  0   54 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 MORLIN POOLE 4761.  The ten other most popular fighters were BIG ERN 4742, 
SOLDIER 10 4849, SOLDIER 8 4850, BLAGG BROWBEATER 4741, SOLDIER 7 4852, CUTTER CRITES 
4739, DAVID WAYBUR 4851, MERI TCHONES 4847, DR. FEELBADS 4855, and TCHACK LOY 4856.

The least popular fighter this week was BUBBA LOY 4853.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were LORMIN GARDE 4854, TCHACK LOY 4856, DR. FEELBADS 4855, MERI TCHONES 
4847, DAVID WAYBUR 4851, CUTTER CRITES 4739, SOLDIER 7 4852, BLAGG BROWBEATER 4741, 
SOLDIER 8 4850, and SOLDIER 10 4849.

                         SUMMER FACE-TO-FACE IN MINNEAPOLIS!

Our summer FTF will be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, July 18-20, 2008.  It will be 
held at the Holiday Inn Select Minneapolis/St. Paul in Blomington, MN, just down the 
street from the Mall of America, at 3 Appletree Square (952-854-9000).  Rooms are only 
$105.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy.  There is a free 24-hour shuttle from the airport
and free shuttle service to the mall; free parking, free high-speed wireless internet
in all guestrooms.  There is a large fitness center, jacuzzi, and indoor pool.  The 
rooms are blocked--ask for the "Reality Simulations" room block.  There are tons of 
restaurants nearby at the Mall, as well as a cafe in the hotel.  

Hotel info:  www.himspairport.com
Mall of America:  www.mallofamerica.com

The tournament information sheet will be out imminently.  We hope you're all looking 
forward to the tournament and that we will see you there!