DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/10/2009    Duedate: 09/23/2009

ZORPUNT ARENA

DM-24    TURN-617

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

PAUL WIEDORFER
MEDAL OF HONOR J4 (496)
(24-4876) [18-1-1,133]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

PAUL WIEDORFER                 POSITION IS EMPTY
MEDAL OF HONOR J4 (496)        
(24-4876) [18-1-1,133]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SERGEANT3                      WILD FIRE
MEDAL OF HONOR J4 (496)        DISASTER (497)
(24-4872) [14-5-0,99]          (24-4880) [4-0-1,66]

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)     64
2. DISASTER (497)              20      MEDAL OF HONOR J4 (496)
3. KRILL CAVALRY (403)        -19      Unchartered Team

                                        (149)

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)   68  21  4 76.4   1/ 1 MEDAL OF HONOR J4 (496)  11  4 1
 2/ 2 DISASTER (497)            20  11  2 64.5   2/ 3 DISASTER (497)            5  2 1
 3/ 3 KRILL CAVALRY (403)      738 733 21 50.2   3/ 2 KRILL CAVALRY (403)       4 11 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 #34 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Fratsfa, more or less:

     "We have to get out of here now," Lenpro said, urging Sizzling Sunflower toward
the gate of this arena.  "Even if we can't find the portal to take us back to the
true Fratsfa--"
     "Will they let us go?" the Lady Protector asked.  She glanced to the side and
saw that Lenpro had his own sword out.  Oddly, she'd never thought of him as being a
warrior--he was so old!  But he managed gladiators, trained them, and he'd lived a
long time in a world where violence was not uncommon.
     "Can they stop us, except by magic?" the manager asked.  "And I have a feeling
their half-demon mage will be busy trying to keep control of things now that you've
beaten his--I think the vampire was his enforcer."
     "I don't know for certain that the vampire's dead," Sunflower warned.  "They're
tricky to kill."
     "Doesn't matter," the manager said, steering her to her right.  They hurried
down another street, not running, because if you ran, there was always something or
someone who would automatically give chase.  "Even if it isn't dead, or what passes
for dead among vampires, it was hurt and won't be up to giving us trouble before we
can get out of here."  He swerved to the left into an alley, and she followed.
     "Do you know where we're going?" Sunflower asked.  "Not that I care much at the
moment, as long as it's 'away'."
     "I've got a good idea which way the Portal lies," Lenpro said.  "Fandil is the
magician in the family, but there are other kinds of skills."
     "If you can find and open the Portal back to Fratsfa--"
     "I can find it," Lenpro said.  "I'm nearly certain I can find it.  But opening
it might present problems.  Unless there's someone on hand who can be coerced.  I do
coercion from time to time."
     "Good.  So do I."
     They turned another corner, and Lenpro pointed ahead.  An archway of mismatched
stones straddled the way ahead of them, framing grayness.  "There's our portal," he
said.

Andor:

     Outcast Orchid stared back toward the avenue and the slaughter of the "king" by
out-of-work gladiators.  "I don't believe it!  Those gladiators were waiting to kill
the king--the golem they thought was the king.  How could they do such a thing?"
     "You saw how," the man beside her said.
     "Yes, but--"
     "Gladiators come all kinds, just like ordinary people," he went on.  "Some good,
some bad, and a lot of them on the fence.  And this hasn't been a good town for a
gladiator since the arena closed.  They were probably so glad to have a job that they
didn't look into it closely."
     "You're saying someone paid them to--?"
     "Of course."  He steered her into an alley just before a troop of mounted guards
rushed past.  "Very few people, gladiators or not, are genuine anarchists to kill
what they believe is the king just for... kicks."  He paused at the other end of the
alley, looked both ways, and hurried her across another street into an overgrown
park.
     "But they must have expected the guards, why didn't they have an escape route
ready?"
     "They were most likely told the guards wouldn't be a problem.  Don't you see?"
He stopped and turned to face her.  "They were set up to kill and to die."  He shook
her a little.  "Believe it, lady!  Lord Korneth doesn't care whose death he ordered,
and you will be a target if anyone noticed and recognized you.  Even if no one saw
you at the parade--any gladiator found in Andor today will be marked for death.  You
have to get out of the city!"
     "And so do you," she answered.  "You helped me get away, and someone will have
noticed--someone always notices."
     "My life is already forfeit.  Gods forgive me, I've been a part of this.  But
they will not find my death easily achieved, and that may buy you extra time to
escape--"
     "If you want to make amends for whatever it is you've done, better to help FIX
things than just throw your life away," Orchid argued.  She glanced around, orienting
herself.  "Fratsfa's THAT way."  She set out, keeping a firm grip on her companion's
arm.  "Come ON."
     "Lady--"
     "Don't waste time and breath arguing," she said.  "Just come ON.  When we get
out of the city, THEN we can argue."

West of Fratsfa:

     Elosjon glanced over his shoulder as they left the deserted buildings of
Mountain Home behind them.  He had been thrilled when a well-known, deeply respected
magician like Fandil of Ardivent had invited him to help, but the idea of facing a
demonic 'watchdog' chilled him to the bone.  He was not skilled enough to deal with
demons, and he knew it.  He just didn't want to have to admit it to a master of his
profession.  He took a deep breath, coughed at the bite of sulfur in the air, and
squared his shoulders.  He would do his best.  Surely an experienced magician like
Fandil would understand that his best was all he could do.
     But he hoped they wouldn't meet that demonic watchdog.
     His mind was so fixed on what he hoped that he didn't notice where he was going
and ran full into Fandil.  The old magician was standing in the middle of the
overgrown road, immobile as a tree, staring up the mountain.  Elosjon followed the
direction of his gaze.
     Fandil was looking at the castle on the ridge above what had been the town.
Studying it.  Okay.  Elosjon studied it, too.  He had only seen it once before, a
long time ago, when he was a kid--well, that might not seem long to someone like
Fandil, but it was a long time ago to him.  He didn't remember it clearly.  At least,
he didn't remember it looking quite like this.  He frowned, trying to figure out what
was different... or wrong.  It was a fairly standard Medieval Frafrejan castle.
Central keep, enclosing wall with a lot of pointy little towers along it....  Wasn't
that wall leaning outward a little too much?  It looked like a stone wave about to
break over their heads.  In fact, for a structure that was at least half a mile away
horizontally, maybe a little farther vertically, it seemed to be looming very much
over their heads.  Enough that it would be no surprise if it blocked out the sun.
That had to be a magical effect, didn't it?  Even though he'd never heard of one like
that.
     "Our enemy is powerful, and heedless of normal safety," Fandil said.  His voice
was quiet.  "That heedlessness makes him doubly dangerous.  And it is crucial that he
be destroyed, or he will destroy not only us, not only the Andorian League, but a
goodly portion of this whole area."  The old mage's voice hardened.  "He is dabbling
on the edges of Chaos magic."
     Elosjon paled.  He had traveled some in Alastari as part of his education in
magic, had seen the Smoking Plain near Delarq Tor that was all that remained of a
fertile and populous countryside that had been hit with a blast of Chaos magic five
hundred years ago during the last Chaos War.  And he had heard of the Twisted Lands
farther south, where the Chaos War of three and a half millennia ago had centered.
And now someone would do it here?  "No!  We can't allow that--anything we can do, I
would give my life if that would stop him--"  He started up the road to the castle.
     Fandil caught his arm.  "You may end up doing that, and I may also, but we will
not succeed by rushing straight ahead.  This calls for planning and finesse."

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 313): CONSTERNATION of CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 627): BROWN NOSE of COLORIFIC (Purple People Eater, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 627): ANZAC of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 615): ELLIRN KOUL of MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 616): PAUL WIEDORFER of MEDAL OF HONOR J4 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 612): BELLE ISSIMO of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 611): HERSHEL WILLIAMS of MEDAL OF HONOR F7 (The Anarchist, mgr)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 609): BROTHER DOBBIN of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 578): TERILEE LINZ of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 569): SERGEANT2 of MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (The Anarchist)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 560): ANNA BEATRICE of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 260): IRMINSUL of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 459): THOMAS WIGLE of MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 214): PETER THE GREAT of DOGS OF WAR (?, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 512): VISION of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 313): Z GLADIATORS (Mr. Z, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 627): ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 627): OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 615): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 616): MEDAL OF HONOOR J4 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 612): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 611): ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 609): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 578): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 569): DA DOG POWNDAZ (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 560): FANDILS (Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 260): THE UNDEAD II (?, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 459): MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 214): OUT OF THIS WORLD, (?, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 512): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 312): PEARL HARBOR of SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 627): ANZAC of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
              (turn 626): FLOORMAT of THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 614): ULTRA-FAITH of DROP THE LEASH (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 616): TCHENI LOY of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 609): LADY LIBERTY of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
             (turn 608): SIR CARLSON of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 569): SERGEANT2 of MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (The Anarchist)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 260): IRMINSUL of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, 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 1, who flew up 22 points in the rankings after mashing LORMIN 
GARDE like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  Ya know, some days it doesn't pay to 
walk out on the sands.  LORMIN GARDE was defeated by SERGEANT 1 and drops 20 points.  
Our battling duelmaster PAUL WIEDORFER has managed to hold the title, fending off 
TCHENI LOY's none too subtle advances.  Better luck next time, KRILL CAVALRY.  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!  
And who is this WILD FIRE you ask, with 66 points and a 4-0-1 record.  Ooh, the tales 
I could tell!   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  Remember:  alliances are great, but try and take your ally 
in the arena with you and see what happens.   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  Okay, so I may not be the world's best comedian, 
but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  Hasta la bye-bye.  (Loud 
choruses of 'Beat it, ya bum!')-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PAUL WIEDORFER 4876          18   1  1   133       MEDAL OF HONOR J4 (496)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SERGEANT3 4872               14   5  0    99       MEDAL OF HONOR J4 (496)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SERGEANT 1 4886               9   2  2    87       MEDAL OF HONOR J4 (496)
 LORMIN GARDE 4854            17  18  0    69       KRILL CAVALRY (403)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WILD FIRE 4880                4   0  1    66       DISASTER (497)
 BUBBA LOY 4853               12  23  0    59       KRILL CAVALRY (403)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SERGEANT 2 4887               7   4  0    56       MEDAL OF HONOR J4 (496)
 TCHACK LOY 4856              11  22  0    55       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
 SERGEANT 5 4890               4   1  1    41       MEDAL OF HONOR J4 (496)
 TCHUMP LOY 4871               7  17  0    38       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)
 TSUNAMI 4892                  2   0  0    30       DISASTER (497)
-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?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Paul Wiedorfer -- Cheese Louise!  Are you sure you got enough skills out of that? --
Lormin Garde

Sergeant 1 -- You've never been one of my favorite people, but I'd buy you a cup of
coffee and a doughnut today! -- Tcheni Loy

Sergeant 5 -- I don't think this is really the start of a beautiful friendship, but
what the heck, eh?  I'll spring for beer and pretzels. -- Bubba Loy

The Userous Merchant?  Pah. -- Tchack Loy

These orcs are getting too uppity. -- Tchump Loy

26 August 09
     There has been a run lately of personals and columns turning up in the wrong
     arenas.  When you email in something, check and make sure you have the correct
     arena number!  It's easy for a finger to slip onto the wrong key.  When the
     receipt comes back, check again to be sure it went where you intended!
     Vigilance is your friend, and mine too. -- the Editor

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

WILD FIRE devastated BUBBA LOY in a action packed 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
PAUL WIEDORFER handily defeated TCHENI LOY in a 1 minute one-sided Title match.
SERGEANT3 devastated M. CHARDINEE in a popular 1 minute one-sided contest.
LORMIN GARDE was demolished by SERGEANT 1 in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
SERGEANT 2 vanquished TCHACK LOY in a 2 minute mismatched fight.
TCHUMP LOY was beaten by SERGEANT 5 in a 3 minute master vs. novice upset brawl.
TSUNAMI handily defeated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute uneven melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       2         AIMED BLOW        14 -   3 -  1      82  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         BASHING ATTACK     8 -   2 -  0      80  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   2 -  1      67  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         STRIKING ATTACK    5 -   3 -  1      63  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         LUNGING ATTACK    10 -   9 -  0      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -  13 -  1      35  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         TOTAL PARRY        3 -  17 -  0      15  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 617 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  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  2         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       PAUL WIEDORFER 4876        18   1  1  133 MEDAL OF HONOR J4 (496)
PARRY-STRIKE     SERGEANT3 4872             14   5  0   99 MEDAL OF HONOR J4 (496)
BASHING ATTACK   SERGEANT 1 4886             9   2  2   87 MEDAL OF HONOR J4 (496)
LUNGING ATTACK   SERGEANT 2 4887             7   4  0   56 MEDAL OF HONOR J4 (496)
SLASHING ATTACK  SERGEANT 5 4890             4   1  1   41 MEDAL OF HONOR J4 (496)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SERGEANT3 4872.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was WILD FIRE 4880.  The ten other most popular fighters were SERGEANT3 4872, 
SERGEANT 2 4887, SERGEANT 5 4890, PAUL WIEDORFER 4876, SERGEANT 1 4886, TSUNAMI 4892, 
BUBBA LOY 4853, LORMIN GARDE 4854, TCHACK LOY 4856, and TCHUMP LOY 4871.

The least popular fighter this week was TCHUMP LOY 4871.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were TCHACK LOY 4856, LORMIN GARDE 4854, BUBBA LOY 4853, TSUNAMI 4892, 
SERGEANT 1 4886, PAUL WIEDORFER 4876, SERGEANT 5 4890, SERGEANT 2 4887, SERGEANT3 
4872, and WILD FIRE 4880.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

TCHENI LOY (24-4868) KRILL CAVALRY (403)