DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/01/2009    Duedate: 01/14/2009

ZORPUNT ARENA

DM-24    TURN-599

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

POSITION IS EMPTY

Chartered Recognition LeaderUnchartered Recognition Leader

POSITION IS EMPTY              DA2
                               MEDAL OF HONOR J4 (496)
                               (24-4875) [1-0-0,16]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LORMIN GARDE                   DA2
KRILL CAVALRY (403)            MEDAL OF HONOR J4 (496)
(24-4854) [8-9-0,48]           (24-4875) [1-0-0,16]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

KRILL CAVALRY (403)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MEDAL OF HONOR J4 (496)     68
2. KRILL CAVALRY (403)          0      KRILL CAVALRY (403)
                                       Unchartered Team

                                       MEDAL OF HONOR J4 (496)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*MEDAL OF HONOR J4 (496)    5   0  0  100   1/ 1 KRILL CAVALRY (403)       9  6 0
 2/ 1 KRILL CAVALRY (403)      712 669 20 51.6   2/ 0*MEDAL OF HONOR J4 (496)   5  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 #20 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Fratsfa:

     Lenpro was no magician, but he could tell that something had happened...even if
two men over in the corner hadn't been screaming and holding their heads.  Something
magical, probably.  He put down his beer, took the glass out of Dandy's hand--he
didn't want to know what weird concoction was in it--and stood.  "We have to get back
to the Flower Shoppe," he said.  "Fandil may need me."
                         *****   ***   *****   ***   *****
     Fandil was okay.  That was a relief, but not entirely unexpected.  His brother
was tough, and experienced; he would know how to defend himself.  Against...whatever
that had been.  He raised an eyebrow inquiringly.
     "I don't know either," Fandil said.  "Some kind of magical barrier, yes.  But
whether it's intended to seal up the magical activity of Fratsfa, or block magical
communication with somewhere else--Andor, for instance, or what exactly was
intended...?"  He shrugged.  "I don't know who, I don't know why.  But I think we
need to go to Andor physically and soon."
     "I thought you were concerned about the safety of Emperor Alonj," Lady Fern
said.
     "We are," Lenpro answered quickly.  "But I would think we could leave that in
your capable hands, sister."
     Fern frowned but nodded.  "I'll take care of it."

Amen-Tei:

     Senator Sedalia looked at his hands and sighed.  The oars had rubbed them into
blisters, despite the gloves he'd worn.  His back ached.  And he loathed the clothing
that went with his costume.  Would anyone here in Amen-Tei seriously believe that he
was an itinerant peddler?  At least the gods favored him in one thing, and Senator
Dole was no longer resident in this town.  He couldn't have fooled Dole for a minute;
one senator always knew another.
     Sedalia had argued with the demon on the Black Ship, Tashkemk, that this
masquerade was unnecessary and would be unconvincing, but arguing with demons turned
out to be monumentally unproductive.  In a human, the senator would have suspected a
simple enthusiasm for the theatrical, but did that apply to demons?  But the worst
was that Tashkemk had insisted that the senator's companion, Gissanniah, remain on
the Black Ship as a hostage for his, Sedalia's, performance.  Dammit, he had given
the demon his WORD.  If they couldn't trust him, why employ him on this fool's
errand?  And when he'd asked what guarantee HE had of the young woman's safety, the
demon had just LAUGHED.
     All of which put the senator in a really bad mood, so that when a dockhand
slouched up and sneered at the wretched little boat, skiff, whatever was the proper
term, why, he let fly with some harsh language that would have blistered the hide on
a rhinoceros.  Which, Sedalia pointed out in a calmer afterthought, the dockhand
rather resembled--big, ugly, stupid, with a misshapen nose, and a singularly unlovely
attitude.
     It turned out that this was precisely the way one should approach sneering
dockhands, and the fellow tethered the vessel to the dock in some appropriate
manner--Sedalia didn't want to know the details--and helped unload the cargo.
     The senator didn't care about most of the cargo.  Yes, it was valuable, but it
was just stuff, and a man who couldn't pour out wealth to achieve a goal had no
business in politics.  Still, it wouldn't do to let the dockhand think he had secret
agendas, so he asked questions about rental space and then watched closely while the
cargo was loaded on a cart, hauled to a sturdy warehouse, and stored in a sealed
room.  One leather case with a shoulder strap and brass fastenings he kept with him.
     Cargo dealt with, Sedalia's next goal was a dockside tavern called the Pig's
Eye.  He had no great hopes of it but found the place cleaner than he'd expected,
busy but not raucous.  Of course, he had no inherent objection to "raucous,"
political conventions were always like that.  But which of these rather ordinary
looking people was his contact?  What would a demon's contact look like, anyway?  It
couldn't be another demon, surely, not here in the open.

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 304): GOLDENEYE of BONDAGE (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 609): THUNK of TECNHO 8 (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 609): WHOLE MUTT of THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 602): HOT EIGHTEEN of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 598): TCHENI LOY of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 598): TRELLIN XISS of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 595): HEART BREAKER of ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 591): PRINCE POLIOLES of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 560): GRUNT 3 of MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 551): GHETTO DEFENDANT of RADIO CLASH (Rude Buddha, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 542): BLUE KNIGHT of THE TASKMASTERS (Blueface, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 251): SIZZLING SUNFLOWER of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 441): CRUZIA GARDETT of WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 205): TRYPTOPHAN of SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (Manager, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 464): SNAKE CHARMER of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 304): CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 609): TECHNO 8 (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 609): ALL THE MUN'S MEN (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 602): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 598): KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 598): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 595): ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 591): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 560): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 551): MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 542): FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 251): ZERO (Ice Man, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 441): 1949 YANKEES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 205): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 493): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 304): GOLDENEYE of BONDAGE (Spawn, mgr.)
               (turn 303): ROCK GLAS HUT FUN of ORCISH IDIOMS (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 609): SILVER SNAIL of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
                               ERITHE ENDIREDRE of PATRONAS VERITAS (Ichabod
                               Frothingslosh, mgr.)
                   (turn 608): HORSELFY of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 591): PRINCE POLIOLES of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
             (turn 590): BROTHER J.J. of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 560): NORM THE GNOME of GUARDIANS II (Twig, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 541): SHELLEY of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 441): CRUZIA GARDETT of WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Well!  This is a fine how-de-ho!  Nobody here but us and the standbys, and by
custom we shouldn't have had to fight at all.  In fact, I was expecting not to fight
at all.  It isn't like this is a constant thrill, you know.  Sure, winning's a rush,
but I just never managed to make it as an adrenaline junkie.
     At least I did defeat my standby to gain the title.  That's more than some of us
have been able to say.

                                     Tcheni Loy

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster, back to give you this week's Spy Report.  Sit 
back in your seats and we'll have more fun than a barrel of Zontanis.  Call it luck 
at the right time or bribes in the right hands, but the new team MEDAL OF HONOR J4 
scored a 5-0-0 record this week.  Hey everybody, watch out for DA2, who flew up 16 
points in the rankings after mashing EMBEZZLING SCRIBE like a melon.  Keep your eye 
on this guy.  And falling like a basher in the top ten was TCHACK LOY, who dropped 8 
points after a disappointing (to say the least) bout with DANGEROUS CRIMINAL.  Our 
last turn's Duelmaster has lost, folks, lost to VENOMOUS CONCUBINE, and TCHENI LOY 
has made the way for a new Duelmaster!  Advice to bashers--never force anything, just 
get a bigger halberd!   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  Knowing when to use the right tactics at 
the proper time is a very important step on the road to Duelmaster.   
     Well, there's the manager of the ZORPUNT giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 
'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  Okay, so I may not be the world's 
best comedian, but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  Its been fun, and 
I'm sure you enjoyed it (boos).  Now that I've got you worked up for Snide Clemens, 
I'll be leaving-- The Unknown Spymaster  

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LORMIN GARDE 4854             8   9  0    48       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
 TCHENI LOY 4868               5   5  1    48       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
 BUBBA LOY 4853               10   7  0    37       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
 TCHACK LOY 4856               7   8  0    35       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               5   1  0    23       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
 DA2 4875                      1   0  0    16       MEDAL OF HONOR J4 (496)
 IS RIGHT HANDED 4873          1   0  0    13       MEDAL OF HONOR J4 (496)
 DA1 4874                      1   0  0    13       MEDAL OF HONOR J4 (496)
 PAUL WIEDORFER 4876           1   0  0    13       MEDAL OF HONOR J4 (496)
 SERGEANT3 4872                1   0  0    13       MEDAL OF HONOR J4 (496)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Drat that Dangerous Criminal!  I should have won. -- Lormin Garde

I was hoping that Lormin would wear him out.  Fat chance, eh? -- Tchump Loy

This whole idea of a Fratsfa Slave fighting or even existing here in Zorpunt, well,
in the Andorian League, at least, here in Zorpunt we think them too stuck-up for
words, ah, where was I?  Ah, right, this whole idea of a Fratsfa Slave seems so
WRONG.  Not that I mind the win, since the chosen bearer of this title is such a
wimpy fighter. -- Tchack Loy

That was a Cult Member with staying power.  I don't know if I like that.  It makes me
worry about his Cult. -- Bubba Loy

Lormin Garde -- You should have won, you silly beggar.  If you'd been practicing and
paying attention, you probably would have won.  Let this be a lesson to you. --
Kusster, Highly Dangerous Standby with Criminal Overtones

You, too, Tchump.  You're well named. -- Kusster

Tcheni Loy -- There was no call for you to be so insulting a fortnight ago.  I am
simply a good businessman, and it was the most natural thing in the world for me to
be concerned over the possible profits of the season.  And then, I exhausted myself
doing business, buying and selling, buying and selling, all day every day for the
past two weeks, and you're probably going to be unfairly insulting again.  I should
charge you for being a target. -- Kernlho up Sartis, Merchant of This City

Tchack Loy -- Don't do that, dammit.  If I win enough, I might be able to purchase my
freedom, but do you help?  No, you just beat up one side and down the other.  Bad
enough that I'm forced to use this hideous style, nobody is helpful at ALL. --
Piatri, slave of Arsanj of Fratsfa

Bubba Loy -- Excellent.  We find the arena to be a good training ground--and
sometimes a place of punishment--for our Members.  Not to mention that the Commission
pays us for each Member we send out onto the sands.  You have tested this one well.
-- Sellestro, Cult Master, the Unknown Cult

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

TCHENI LOY was devastated by VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 2 minute mismatched fight.
LORMIN GARDE savagely defeated CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute veteran vs. novice melee.
TCHACK LOY was devastated by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
BUBBA LOY luckily beat FRATSFA SLAVE in a 8 minute master vs. beginner competition.
TCHUMP LOY beat MORDANT DESERTER in a 3 minute brawl.
SERGEANT3 handily defeated CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute uneven fight.
IS RIGHT HANDED vanquished MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute uneven duel.
DA1 vanquished MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute uneven fight.
DA2 won victory over EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 3 minute novice's fight.
PAUL WIEDORFER overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         BASHING ATTACK     1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         TOTAL PARRY       11 -   5 -  0      69  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         LUNGING ATTACK    18 -   9 -  0      67  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW         6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         STRIKING ATTACK    1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-RIPOSTE     11 -  12 -  1      48  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 599 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         2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         2  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         2  PARRY-STRIKE   
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      BUBBA LOY 4853             10   7  0   37 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 DA2 4875.  The ten other most popular fighters were LORMIN GARDE 4854, IS 
RIGHT HANDED 4873, DA1 4874, TCHACK LOY 4856, SERGEANT3 4872, PAUL WIEDORFER 4876, 
TCHENI LOY 4868, TCHUMP LOY 4871, BUBBA LOY 4853, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was BUBBA LOY 4853.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were TCHUMP LOY 4871, TCHENI LOY 4868, PAUL WIEDORFER 4876, SERGEANT3 4872, 
TCHACK LOY 4856, DA1 4874, IS RIGHT HANDED 4873, LORMIN GARDE 4854, DA2 4875, and  0.