DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/13/2009    Duedate: 08/26/2009

ZORPUNT ARENA

DM-24    TURN-615

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

PAUL WIEDORFER
MEDAL OF HONOR J4 (496)
(24-4876) [16-1-1,118]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

PAUL WIEDORFER                 POSITION IS EMPTY
MEDAL OF HONOR J4 (496)        
(24-4876) [16-1-1,118]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TCHENI LOY                     SERGEANT3
KRILL CAVALRY (403)            MEDAL OF HONOR J4 (496)
(24-4868) [13-13-2,71]         (24-4872) [12-5-0,82]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MEDAL OF HONOR J4 (496)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MEDAL OF HONOR J4 (496)     36
2. KRILL CAVALRY (403)          9      MEDAL OF HONOR J4 (496)
3. DISASTER (497)               8      Unchartered Team

                                       BARHOPPERS (446)

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)   61  18  4 77.2   1/ 1 MEDAL OF HONOR J4 (496)  10  2 1
 2/ 0 DISASTER (497)            16  11  2 59.3   2/ 2 KRILL CAVALRY (403)       3 12 0
 3/ 2 KRILL CAVALRY (403)      735 726 21 50.3   3/ 0 DISASTER (497)            1  2 1

    '*'   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 #33 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

West of Fratsfa:

     Elosjon heaved a sigh of relief when his feet touched firm ground again, and he
didn't care if Fandil heard him or not.  He had been afraid--no, he was afraid now.
In the tree, he had been terrified.  Of falling.  Of failing.
     The old mage gripped his arm, held one hand to his mouth briefly to signal
silence, and then pulled him away from the ravine, deeper into the forest.  Higher up
the mountain.
     After several minutes of silent walking, or at least walking without speech,
Elosjon figured he could risk speech.  "What about Redbud?" he whispered.
     "We keep going," Fandil said.  "She may, probably will, be fine.  And she's
doing a necessary job so that we can go forward and do a different and even more
necessary job.  Let us not waste her efforts."
     "Right, right.  The magician at Mountain Home."  He hesitated.  "I could be
wrong about Mountain Home.  I only have the word of Herlas of Zensu and he's, well,
his reputation isn't exactly--"
     "I feel sure that you ARE correct," Fandil said.  "All my instincts tell me so.
We will find an answer up there on the mountain.  If we get there soon enough."
     Elosjon was silent for several minutes, trying to work that out.  Finally he
said, "Soon enough?"
     "Eh?"  Fandil brought his thoughts back from a great distance.  "Oh, certainly.
That magician has a plan in progress.  Now, plans are like snow on a mountain:  They
build up and build up, and suddenly they reach the point where they become an
avalanche.  Building pressure can be dealt with, but once you have an avalanche, all
you can do is try to survive until it's over.  If we can reach our opponent before
his plan becomes an avalanche, we can--probably--stop him.  After... we can only hope
to pick up the pieces."
     "Oh."  Elosjon stared into the darkness, not total darkness because some moon-
and starlight filtered through the trees, and thought about that as he walked.  This
old man, who had been a magician for longer than he, Elosjon, had been alive was
messing up all his preconceived notions of what it actually meant to be a magician.
There seemed to be a lot more luck, and a lot more responsibility, involved than he
had expected.  He wasn't sure he could handle it.  That thought made him pause.  Was
he going to give up, then?  No!  He would do his best, the very best that was in him
and maybe just a little more, and either he would survive the effort or he wouldn't.
But no quitting.  It was almost a relief to make up his mind like that.
     The path they were following came out of the trees into an open area.  A ghost
town, abandoned buildings, overgrown yards, a rutted street.  Elosjon stopped.  "This
used to be the village of Mountain Home," he said.
     Fandil stopped beside him and looked around.  "Odd," he muttered, sniffing the
air.  "There's something here, or has been recently."
     "What?  And how can you tell?"  The younger mage sniffed too.  It smelled like
an animal's den, a little.  Maybe fading.  And something else.  Sulfur?  Recognition
came with a cold chill down his spine.  "A demon?"
     "In general terms, yes.  I think so.  Something from that neighborhood, anyway."
Fandil was silent for a moment, his head cocked as though to listen.
     Elosjon listened, too, but the only sounds he heard were made by the wind
rustling the brush and tapping on the roofs.  Unless there was something he was
missing?  He listened harder, so hard that his ears rang with the silence.  If there
was a real sound, he wasn't hearing it.
     "Not here now," Fandil said.
     "If there was something, what would we hear?"
     "Depends on WHAT there was, but... scratching.  Clicking.  Maybe grumbles.
Which way is the castle from here?  We should go on before the 'watchdog' returns."

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 312): PEARL HARBOR of SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 625): KIANA TOM of GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS (Weasel, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 625): FLOORMAT of THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 613): HOT EIGHTEEN of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 614): PAUL WIEDORFER of MEDAL OF HONOR J4 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 610): SAML ULRON of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 609): KETTELMAN of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 607): SIR CARLSON of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 575): CORBIE LEK of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 567): SERGEANT2 of MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (The Anarchist)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 558): ANNA BEATRICE of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 259): IRMINSUL of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 457): THOMAS WIGLE of MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 213): MERCURY SABLE of OUT OF THIS WORLD (?, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 510): VISION of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 312): Z GLADIATORS (Mr. Z, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 625): BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 625): OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 613): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 614): MEDAL OF HONOOR J4 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 610): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 609): ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 607): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 576): MEDAL OF HONOOR G1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 567): MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 558): DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 259): FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 457): MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 213): OUT OF THIS WORLD, (?, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 510): ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 312): PEARL HARBOR of SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
               (turn 311): ZIP of Z GLADIATORZ (Mr. Z, mgr.)
                           CONUNDRUM of CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 624): CARMEN ELECTRA of GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS (Weasel, mgr.)
                               PUPPY LOVE of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
                               BUTTER BURRO of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 625): GEORGE FOREMUN of ALL THE MUN'S MEN (The Mun, mgr.)
                          MUN OVER BOARD of ALL THE MUN'S MEN (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 612): SEREPHIM of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 608): GUT BUSTER of ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 606): STONE COLD of WRESTLEMANIACS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 574): GRUNT 5 of MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Thankyouthankyou.  It's great for me, The Unknown Spymaster to be back in 
ZORPUNT.  Hope you enjoy the show.  Oh, who am I kidding?  I already got paid!  Hey 
everybody, watch out for SERGEANT3, who flew up 15 points in the rankings after 
mashing VETERAN MERCENARY like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  Well, 
everybody's pal PAUL WIEDORFER moved his record to 16-1-1 by defeating TCHENI LOY in 
the Duelmaster's Title Bout and gaining 4 recognition points.  Can you believe they 
are paying me 10 gold to deliver this stuff?   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the ZORPUNT arena.  Well dang 
howdy, but if challenges were votes, LORMIN GARDE would be president.  Although it 
may be a contest he doesn't want to win.  Was it guts or an overtaxed mental capacity 
that had SERGEANT 2 challenge up 32 points in the rankings to take on LORMIN GARDE?  
Some advice to SERGEANT 2.  Please don't challenge up 32 points to fight a 17-16-0 
fighter like, say LORMIN GARDE.  (Okay, so it may be a little late).   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  ICE STORM says to his dog--'Who should I fight this 
week?'.  Dog says 'SPYMASTER'.  So the guy dies.  Moral?  Put lying dogs to sleep.  
Ask not the elves for counsel, for they will say both yes and no.  Silly buggers, eh? 
     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.  Okay, so I may not be the 
world's best comedian, but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  And 
remember, you can pick your friends and you can pick your--(loud boos), oh, you've 
heard that one already!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PAUL WIEDORFER 4876          16   1  1   118       MEDAL OF HONOR J4 (496)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LORMIN GARDE 4854            17  16  0    93       KRILL CAVALRY (403)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SERGEANT3 4872               12   5  0    82       MEDAL OF HONOR J4 (496)
 TCHENI LOY 4868              13  13  2    71       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
 SERGEANT 1 4886               8   1  2    70       MEDAL OF HONOR J4 (496)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BUBBA LOY 4853               11  22  0    55       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
 SERGEANT 2 4887               6   3  0    55       MEDAL OF HONOR J4 (496)
 TCHACK LOY 4856              10  21  0    51       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
 TCHUMP LOY 4871               7  15  0    36       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
-TWISTER 4888                  4   0  0    35       DISASTER (497)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LISA ANN 4824                 2   0  1    33       MINGALOIDS (486)
 WILD FIRE 4880                2   0  1    33       DISASTER (497)
 SERGEANT 5 4890               3   0  1    32       MEDAL OF HONOR J4 (496)
-EARTH QUAKE 4885              3   1  0    26       DISASTER (497)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
EMBEZZLING SCRIB        0  0 0                      SERGEANT 5 4890       615  NONE
HURRICANE 4889          2  3 1 DISASTER 497         WURM KIN              615  NONE
ICE STORM 4882          3  2 0 DISASTER 497         SPYMASTER             615  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Paul Wiedorfer -- You're not a good date, but that's okay, some men have other uses.
-- Tcheni Loy

Sergeant3 -- Yeah, I saw. -- Lormin Garde

Sergeant 2 -- Just filling in your time, eh? -- Tchack Loy

I don't like merchants, and I don't care what problems they have.  They can be
userous or ulcerous or any damned thing at all.  I still don't like 'em. -- Tchump
Loy

Sergeant 1 -- Did we miss any of you guys? -- Bubba Loy

We salute the tourney participants, with a special congratulations for John Ashcroft,
who appears to be a tourney champion. -- Jorja and the Krill Cavalry

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ICE STORM was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
HURRICANE was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
SERGEANT 2 was handily defeated by LORMIN GARDE in a 1 minute Challenge match.
PAUL WIEDORFER vanquished TCHENI LOY in a 1 minute mismatched Title brawl.
SERGEANT3 savagely defeated VETERAN MERCENARY in a exciting 2 minute bloody fight.
SERGEANT 1 devastated BUBBA LOY in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
TCHACK LOY was bested by CAPTURED ORC in a 2 minute mismatched match.
TCHUMP LOY was viciously subdued by THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a dull 6 minute fight.
WILD FIRE slaughtered EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute gory uneven duel.
SERGEANT 5 slaughtered EMBEZZLING SCRIBE 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                   3         BASHING ATTACK     7 -   1 -  1      88  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         AIMED BLOW        14 -   3 -  1      82  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   1 -  1      80  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         STRIKING ATTACK    6 -   3 -  1      67  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         LUNGING ATTACK    12 -   7 -  0      63  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -  15 -  1      25  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         TOTAL PARRY        2 -  18 -  0      10  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 615 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     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         2  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  2         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       PAUL WIEDORFER 4876        16   1  1  118 MEDAL OF HONOR J4 (496)
LUNGING ATTACK   LORMIN GARDE 4854          17  16  0   93 KRILL CAVALRY (403)
PARRY-STRIKE     SERGEANT3 4872             12   5  0   82 MEDAL OF HONOR J4 (496)
BASHING ATTACK   SERGEANT 1 4886             8   1  2   70 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 SERGEANT3 4872.  The ten other most popular fighters were PAUL WIEDORFER 4876, 
LORMIN GARDE 4854, WILD FIRE 4880, SERGEANT 1 4886, TCHACK LOY 4856, SERGEANT 5 4890, 
ICE STORM 4882, HURRICANE 4889, SERGEANT 2 4887, and TCHENI LOY 4868.

The least popular fighter this week was TCHUMP LOY 4871.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BUBBA LOY 4853, TCHENI LOY 4868, SERGEANT 2 4887, HURRICANE 4889, ICE 
STORM 4882, SERGEANT 5 4890, TCHACK LOY 4856, SERGEANT 1 4886, WILD FIRE 4880, and 
LORMIN GARDE 4854.

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

     For those of you who keep track of such things, 15 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                     WHITE THUNDER (4-6040) TRIBAL COUNCIL  (120) 
                       SISONGOEN (12-5168) LUROCIANS IV  (438) 
                JUMPINJACK FLASH (13-5143) PERFECTION QUEST 13  (527) 
                  HARD DAYS KNIGHT (38-2369) BUBBA LOVES CHESS  (193) 
                     POWDERED SOAP (82-2837) MY BUTT HURTS  (392) 
                    HICHAM (82-18389) SUPERIOR FORCES 1306  (2829) 
                    DEADLA (82-20623) SUPERIOR FORCES 3201  (2263) 
                  CLEVELAND STEAMER (82-25002) OHIO EXPRESS  (3993) 
                   YELLOW POST-IT (82-26131) WORK WITH THIS  (4213) 
                  CHARLOTTE (82-29266) SUPERIOR FORCES 3402  (4771) 
                    YELLOW BRICK TOAD (82-32755) 12/19/04J  (5407) 
                    SOULSNARE (82-37248) OBLIVION CLEAVERS  (6167) 
                      MARV (82-41424) 4-LETTER KNOCKOFFS  (6915) 
                   KAORU MOTO (82-48418) MEDAL OF HONOR AA1  (2722) 
                       RENTAL PERMIT (82-51256) 101607C  (8628) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes