DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/18/2008    Duedate: 12/31/2008

ZORPUNT ARENA

DM-24    TURN-598

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TCHENI LOY
KRILL CAVALRY (403)
(24-4868) [5-4-1,50]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TCHENI LOY                     POSITION IS EMPTY
KRILL CAVALRY (403)            
(24-4868) [5-4-1,50]           

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LORMIN GARDE                   TCHENI LOY
KRILL CAVALRY (403)            KRILL CAVALRY (403)
(24-4854) [7-9-0,43]           (24-4868) [5-4-1,50]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

KRILL CAVALRY (403)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. KRILL CAVALRY (403)          8
                                       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
                                       Unchartered Team

                                        (149)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0 KRILL CAVALRY (403)      709 667 20 51.5   1/ 0 KRILL CAVALRY (403)       9  6 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 #19 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Fratsfa:

     Fandil started by simply opening his magical awareness, a sort of sixth sense,
to the city.  This was not the most pleasant experience, because Fratsfa was a very
old city that had been steeping in magic of many kinds for centuries.  The background
was a muck of bits and pieces of spells accumulated, pressed together by the addition
of more magic on top of it, deformed by that pressure and by age, uniting into
compound magical structures that no magician had ever visualized, almost breeding
with each other.  Fratsfa had the highest incidence of spontaneous magical activity
of anyplace other than Chaos-contaminated ground such as the marshy plain near Delarq
Tor.  And when it was happening without the guidance of even a deranged mind, you
didn't need the residual effect of Chaos Magic to twist the results into strange
forms.  Some parts of the background magic here were alive.
     Against this background, real, living, practicing magicians moved like thieves
in a crowd:  sometimes you saw them, sometimes you didn't.  Picking out possible
allies and enemies wasn't easy.  Fandil snorted.  If it was easy, they wouldn't need
him.
     He began to sort and filter his impressions, and the first thing he discovered
was another magician, also scanning.  Younger, though no child.  Not a clear
signature, male, human, mixed motives.  But strong, and even with mixed motives, he
might be willing to make himself useful--
     A blast of energy like a portculis falling, like a guilotine.  Like being hit in
the head with an axe, but not, Fandil decided as he picked himself up off the floor,
quite as bloody and final.  What had happened was clear enough:  some magician of
considerable power had broken the beginning of contact between Fandil and the young
mage before it had a chance to develop.  Possibly had killed the young man, which
would be unfortunate.
     The old mage extended his magical sense again, not as easily--even thinking hurt
at the moment.  The magical background was seething, the Fratsfan magicians had
either gone into hiding or were doing the equivalent of standing on their doorsteps
shouting at each other.  Not helpful.  Well, looking back at the brief contact, it
was not Fandil's impression that the young man was HERE.  Within fifty miles,
probably closer, but not right here in the city.  North and west.  Maybe in... Andor?
A hopeful thought, they could use a contact in the capital.  He reached out--and came
up against a wall of magic.  No contact with Andor was possible from here.  He would
have to go closer physically if he wanted to pursue that connection.  Or wait until
the arcanum cleared, this kind of barrier took amazing amounts of energy to sustain.
     But he had a feeling, growing stronger by the moment, that they didn't have the
time to wait.

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 303): GOLDENEYE of BONDAGE (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 608): FILET MIGNON of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 608): RAIN MUN of ALL THE MUN'S MEN (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 601): HOT EIGHTEEN of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 597): SOLDIER 10 of MEDAL OF HONOR F3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 597): TRELLIN XISS of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 594): HEART BREAKER of ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 590): BROTHER J.J. of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 559): DACEANA LINZ oF BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 550): GHETTO DEFENDANT of RADIO CLASH (Rude Buddha, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 541): SHELLEY of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 251): SIZZLING SUNFLOWER of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 440): M.T. LANE of WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 204): MESSY MONGREL of DOGS OF WAR (Omega, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 493): SNAKE CHARMER of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 303): GENERALS (?, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 608): TECHNO 8 (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 608): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 601): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 597): KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 597): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 594): ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 590): RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 559): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 550): THE PLAGUE (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 541): FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 251): ZERO (Ice Man, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 440): 1949 YANKEES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 204): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 493): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 303): ROCK GLAS HUT FUN of ORCISH IDIOMS (Slugbait, mgr.)
               (turn 302): IMBER LACK of MIDDLE WAY 11 (Jorja, mgr.)
                           CRIMSON MIST of BLOOD RITES (Wretch, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 608): HORSELFY of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 590): BROTHER J.J. of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 541): SHELLEY of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, in ZORPUNT a quiet thief gets rich, but a quiet spymaster gets poor.  
So bring me ale and harken to my tidbits of news.  And let's see, TCHACK LOY fought 
FRATSFA SLAVE and gained 14 points and contributed to KRILL CAVALRY's 3-2-0.  LORMIN 
GARDE has lost to DANGEROUS CRIMINAL, falling 13 points, while helping make KRILL 
CAVALRY a 3-2-0 turn.  And not without some honor, TCHENI LOY now claims the title 
and throne of Duelmaster of ZORPUNT.  Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I have heard from 
unimpeachable sources that The Welcome Wench uses trolls in their stew.  Talk about 
gristle!   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  Is it really true that ZORPUNT has 
more dishwashers per capita that fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  Well, I'm burning daylight here in ZORPUNT and I've a long road 
ahead of me.  Happy Trails.  Until you see my quill in ZORPUNT again, farewell-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TCHENI LOY 4868               5   4  1    50       KRILL CAVALRY (403)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LORMIN GARDE 4854             7   9  0    43       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
 TCHACK LOY 4856               7   7  0    43       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
 BUBBA LOY 4853                9   7  0    34       KRILL CAVALRY (403)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LISA ANN 4824                 2   0  1    33       MINGALOIDS (486)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TCHUMP LOY 4871               4   1  0    21       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

Soldier 10 -- Do we have to come to blows over this?  How about if we just roll
loaded dice? -- Lormin Garde

David Waybur -- You always say that. -- Bubba Loy

The Userous Merchant.  Pardon me while I yawn.  He's so busy figuring how he can sock
it to people over the solstice that he doesn't have time to teach, the slacker. --
Tcheni Loy

I've never really cared for Cult Members.  Tedious fellows, as fanatics always are.
-- Tchack Loy

So the Persistent Beggar has had a hard life.  Big deal.  That's no reason for me to
let him win. -- Tchump Loy, but not that much of a tchump

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

LORMIN GARDE was devastated by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
TCHENI LOY savagely defeated THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 6 minute brutal Title melee.
TCHUMP LOY was overpowered by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
TCHACK LOY devastated FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
BUBBA LOY narrowly defeated CULT MEMBER in a crowd pleasing 5 minute competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         BASHING ATTACK     1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         TOTAL PARRY       10 -   5 -  0      67  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         LUNGING ATTACK    19 -  10 -  0      66  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         STRIKING ATTACK    1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE     11 -  12 -  1      48  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         AIMED BLOW         4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 598 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    TCHENI LOY 4868             5   4  1   50 KRILL CAVALRY (403)
TOTAL PARRY      BUBBA LOY 4853              9   7  0   34 KRILL CAVALRY (403)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is LORMIN GARDE 4854.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was TCHENI LOY 4868.  The ten other most popular fighters were TCHACK LOY 4856, 
LORMIN GARDE 4854, BUBBA LOY 4853, TCHUMP LOY 4871,  0,  0,  0,  0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was TCHUMP LOY 4871.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BUBBA LOY 4853, LORMIN GARDE 4854, TCHACK LOY 4856, TCHENI LOY 4868,  
0,  0,  0,  0,  0, and  0.