DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/04/2009    Duedate: 06/17/2009

ZORPUNT ARENA

DM-24    TURN-610

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

PAUL WIEDORFER
MEDAL OF HONOR J4 (496)
(24-4876) [12-0-1,107]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

PAUL WIEDORFER                 TWISTER
MEDAL OF HONOR J4 (496)        DISASTER (497)
(24-4876) [12-0-1,107]         (24-4888) [3-0-0,28]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TCHENI LOY                     TCHENI LOY
KRILL CAVALRY (403)            KRILL CAVALRY (403)
(24-4868) [10-11-1,42]         (24-4868) [10-11-1,42]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MEDAL OF HONOR J4 (496)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. KRILL CAVALRY (403)         16
2. MEDAL OF HONOR J4 (496)      7      MEDAL OF HONOR J4 (496)
3. DISASTER (497)              -5      Unchartered Team

                                       DISASTER (497)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 MEDAL OF HONOR J4 (496)   47  13  3 78.3   1/ 1 MEDAL OF HONOR J4 (496)  10  5 0
 2/ 2*DISASTER (497)            14   8  1 63.6   2/ 2*DISASTER (497)            5  2 1
 3/ 3 KRILL CAVALRY (403)      727 709 20 50.6   3/ 3 KRILL CAVALRY (403)       5 10 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 #30 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

West of Fratsfa:

     Fandil didn't like the idea of leaving Ravishing Redbud alone to face the
hunters coming through the woods, but he was not a fool.  There was more at stake
here than his pride, after all.  "If we can get to ground on the other side of this
ravine and move on up the mountain without being seen, we'll do so.  You follow when
you can.  I don't like to leave you, but...."
     "Finding and stopping the magician is important," she finished for him, nodding.
"Good plan, but don't forget that the hunters have hounds.  See you later--I
promise!"
     Fandil saluted her silently, for the stand she was about to make, and also for
her youth and innocent certainty that all would work out as she expected.  He hoped
she was right.  One more stare into the darkening woods, an assessment of the sounds
of horses and hounds moving through the brush, and then he moved carefully back to
the trunk of the tree and around it.
     There was enough light for him to see Elosjon clinging tensely to a mostly-
upright branch.  The young mage was white-faced but had managed a mask of calm.
"What do we do next?" he asked.
     "We keep moving," Fandil said, keeping his voice low.  "Redbud will deal with
these hunters, one way or another.  Our job is to get up the mountain and locate this
magician."
     "But--"
     "She is a trained and capable fighter and has, ahem, other skills that will also
aid her in stopping and distracting a party of men.  She has her job and we have
ours, Elosjon."  Fandil edged past him and farther out along the limb.
     Transferring to the next tree was tricky, but he managed it.  He had a spell on
the tip of his mind ready to serve as a safety net, but he managed without that.
Moved far enough along to stand firmly on a good, thick branch, turned, and looked
back.  Elosjon was hesitating on the other tree, on the other side of this ravine.
Might as well give him a minute or two to summon up his resolve.  Fandil squinted to
the right and left.  A good, deep, steep-sided ravine, and neither end in sight.  If
it was long enough, the hunters wouldn't even consider trying to go around.  Good.  A
true barrier to pursuit.  That there might be hostile forces on this side of the
ravine was a problem for later.
     Ah, here he came now.  Mincing steps.  Nervous clutchings at any other branches
within reach.  The boy looked a bit silly, but Fandil was not moved to laugh; he was
going forward in the face of obvious fear, which was the best working definition of
courage.  It wasn't the looks of a thing that mattered, just the substance.
     Horns and hounds closer now, near the other side of the ravine.  An outburst of
shouting.  Fandil's fingers twitched, but he was nearly certain that any serious
magic used here--and it would take that to deal with the hunt magically--would be
detectable up the mountain at Mountain Home.  If the magician up there was watching,
and he'd be a fool not to.  Nothing so far had indicated that their opponent was a
fool.  Coming so close to bringing down the Andorian League required competence and
alertness as well as malice and cunning.
     The loud voices reached a crescendo and stopped.  To Fandil, that silence seemed
more... thoughtful than ominous.  He motioned to Elosjon to hurry, hoping the young
mage could see him.  Apparently so.

     Elosjon made it to the farthest tip of the first branch that would support him,
or that he believed would support him, and stared across at Fandil.  Down at the
ravine.  It was dark in here under the trees, but a sort of translucent darkness--
that was his trained magical perception, of course.  Or something to do with his
magical training, he'd never been sure exactly what.  The ravine was very deep, and
there were sharp rocks in the bottom.  It would be a really bad place to fall.  The
nearest sturdy-looking limb of the other tree was... six feet, at least.  Farther
away than he was tall, anyway.  He would have to step on an unreliably slim branch
and then... jump.  The prospect was not encouraging.  At all.  But he couldn't stay
here.  The old mage was counting on him.
     Besides, Fandil had done this.  He must be at least, well, pretty old, and HE
had done it.  The young man set his teeth, wiped his hands on his robe one at a time,
and reached for the next handhold.
     The branch quivered and flexed.  He tightened his grip and kept going.  Moved
faster, because he didn't think he could stand it to anticipate any longer.  Step,
step, jump.  Desperate clutch.  Scrabble with his feet, drag himself forward.
     He didn't fall.  That was a surprise; he had, he admitted now, expected to fall.  
But the branch he was on now was as firm as a branch could reasonably be.  He pried
the fingers of one hand off the twigs they were gripping and dried it on his robe.
Took a new, firmer grip and did the same with the other hand.  Took a deep breath.
His respect for magicians like Fandil, who went adventuring despite their ages, went
up a lot.  This adventuring stuff wasn't as easy as it looked.

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

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 309): CONCUSSION of CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 620): LILAC LIZARD of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 620): MR FANG of THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 608): HOT EIGHTEEN of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 609): PAUL WEIDORFER of MEDAL OF HONOR J4 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 607): GRIFLET IRVEL of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 606): AMARANTH of MENAGERIE (Ichabod Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 602): BAINES of GAMEHENDGE (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 571): DAY TURNER of MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 562): TERRINDAR of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 553): BUM of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 257): BRAIN TUMOR of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 452): BILLY JOHNSON of 1949 YANKEES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 210): TRYPTOPHAN of SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (Manager, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 505): HUMMEL of MIKES (A-Sop, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 309): CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 620): ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 620): ALL THE MUN'S MEN (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 608): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 609): MEDAL OF HONOOR J4 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 607): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 606): MENAGERIE (Ichabod Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 602): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 571): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 562): MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 553): FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 257): FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 452): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 210): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 505): SUPERIOR FATHER et al (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 309): CONCUSSION of CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 620): MR FANG of THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
              (turn 619): DALMORE of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 606): SUZETTE CREPPAY of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
               (turn 605): KNEE BREAKER of ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr.)
                           FLESH FLAYER of ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 601): LITTLE ROCKY of RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 571): DAY TURNER of MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 562): TERRINDAR of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
                 (turn 561): SERGEANT 1 of MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 553): BUM of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 210): TRYPTOPHAN of SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (Manager, mgr.)

                                      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.  Hey everybody, 
watch out for SERGEANT 2, who flew up 15 points in the rankings after mashing 
HURRICANE like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  And falling like a basher in the 
top ten was HURRICANE, who dropped 12 points after a disappointing (to say the least) 
bout with SERGEANT 2.  Well, everybody's pal PAUL WIEDORFER moved his record to 
12-0-1 by defeating KHALHUMS DWARF in the Duelmaster's Title Bout and gaining 7 
recognition points.  An apple a day keeps the doctor away, but an onion a day keeps 
T.P.s at bay.   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!  
Did you hear that MEDAL OF HONOR J4 was most avoided team this week?  Well, knowing 
the personal hygiene of MEDAL OF HONOR J4's warriors, I'm not surprised!  For those 
of you who like math, try this one:  MEDAL OF HONOR J4 + Weapons That go Boom = 
DISASTER + Avoid City.  Well just about everybody wants a piece of LORMIN GARDE, who 
was this week's most challenged warrior.   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  This week 9-3-0 DA2 was sent to 
the Dark Arena.  I know a lot of fighters with similar records who might take notice 
of this.  DA2 says to his dog--'Who should I fight this week?'.  Dog says 'SHEWISH 
GIANT'.  So the guy dies.  Moral?  Put lying dogs to sleep.  Remember:  alliances are 
great, but try and take your ally in the arena with you and see what happens.   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in ZORPUNT have no 
sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some 
tracks.  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  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PAUL WIEDORFER 4876          12   0  1   107       MEDAL OF HONOR J4 (496)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LORMIN GARDE 4854            14  14  0    91       KRILL CAVALRY (403)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SERGEANT3 4872                9   3  0    62       MEDAL OF HONOR J4 (496)
 SERGEANT 1 4886               6   0  2    61       MEDAL OF HONOR J4 (496)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TCHACK LOY 4856               9  17  0    52       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
 BUBBA LOY 4853               10  18  0    48       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
 TCHENI LOY 4868              10  11  1    42       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
-ICE STORM 4882                3   1  0    39       DISASTER (497)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LISA ANN 4824                 2   0  1    33       MINGALOIDS (486)
 TCHUMP LOY 4871               7  10  0    32       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
 SERGEANT 2 4887               4   2  0    32       MEDAL OF HONOR J4 (496)
 TWISTER 4888                  3   0  0    28       DISASTER (497)
-EARTH QUAKE 4885              3   1  0    26       DISASTER (497)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HURRICANE 4889                2   1  1    21       DISASTER (497)
-WILD FIRE 4880                1   0  0    21       DISASTER (497)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DA2 4875                9  3 0 MEDAL OF HONOR J 496 SHEWISH GIANT         610  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

DA2 -- Perhaps you should have taken the option suggested by your name.  Sometimes it
isn't cowardice but simply a reasonable assessment of one's abilities.  You don't
want to throw your life away with no prospect of doing something worthy in the
process, do you? -- Lormin Garde

I suppose it's no wonder the Captured Orc is getting testy.  How many years has he
been stuck with that position?  How many gladiators who don't have to stay in one
place forever has he trained? -- Tcheni Loy

Sergeant3 -- I could've sworn that there actually WERE three of you, and you were
GANGING UP on me.  But surely not. -- Tchack Loy

What?  The Captured Orc AGAIN?  And Tcheni is definitely right about him being
"testy."  I might put it more forcefully, but having been hit upside the head a
couple of times, I can't seem to think of the word I want. -- Tchump Loy

Sergeant 1 -- This isn't a surprise.  We already knew that you're number one. --
Bubba Loy

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DA2 was butchered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
SERGEANT3 was vanquished by LORMIN GARDE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
SERGEANT 2 subdued HURRICANE in a action packed 1 minute Challenge fight.
PAUL WIEDORFER devastated KHALHUMS DWARF in a 1 minute one-sided Title contest.
SERGEANT 1 defeated BUBBA LOY in a 1 minute mismatched match.
TCHUMP LOY slimly lost to CAPTURED ORC in a 5 minute veteran vs. amateur upset duel.
TCHACK LOY devastated CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided competition.
TCHENI LOY was unbelievably bested by THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 7 minute duel.
TWISTER vanquished PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided 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        19 -   3 -  0      86  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         BASHING ATTACK     8 -   2 -  2      80  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    13 -   7 -  0      65  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK    6 -   4 -  1      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -   6 -  0      57  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -  14 -  0      30  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         TOTAL PARRY        2 -  18 -  0      10  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 610 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       PAUL WIEDORFER 4876        12   0  1  107 MEDAL OF HONOR J4 (496)
PARRY-STRIKE     SERGEANT3 4872              9   3  0   62 MEDAL OF HONOR J4 (496)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   SERGEANT 1 4886             6   0  2   61 MEDAL OF HONOR J4 (496)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TCHENI LOY 4868.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was TCHENI LOY 4868.  The ten other most popular fighters were SERGEANT 2 4887, PAUL 
WIEDORFER 4876, TCHACK LOY 4856, LORMIN GARDE 4854, SERGEANT 1 4886, TWISTER 4888, 
HURRICANE 4889, DA2 4875, SERGEANT3 4872, and BUBBA LOY 4853.

The least popular fighter this week was TCHUMP LOY 4871.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BUBBA LOY 4853, SERGEANT3 4872, DA2 4875, HURRICANE 4889, TWISTER 4888, 
SERGEANT 1 4886, LORMIN GARDE 4854, TCHACK LOY 4856, PAUL WIEDORFER 4876, and 
SERGEANT 2 4887.