DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/31/2009    Duedate: 01/13/2010

ZORPUNT ARENA

DM-24    TURN-625

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

WILD FIRE
DISASTER (497)
(24-4880) [12-0-3,134]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

WILD FIRE                      SERGEANT 4
DISASTER (497)                 MEDAL OF HONOR Z3 (499)
(24-4880) [12-0-3,134]         (24-4901) [5-1-1,54]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TCHACK LOY                     EARTH QUAKE
KRILL CAVALRY (403)            DISASTER (497)
(24-4856) [15-26-1,90]         (24-4885) [6-2-1,63]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MEDAL OF HONOR Z3 (499)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. KRILL CAVALRY (403)         18
2. DISASTER (497)              16      DISASTER (497)
3. MEDAL OF HONOR Z3 (499)     15      Unchartered Team
4. PIRATE'S COVE (498)          4
                                       MEDAL OF HONOR Z3 (499)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*MEDAL OF HONOR Z3 (499)   24   4  4 85.7   1/ 1*MEDAL OF HONOR Z3 (499)  12  3 2
 2/ 2 DISASTER (497)            38  17  5 69.1   2/ 2 DISASTER (497)            7  2 2
 3/ 3 KRILL CAVALRY (403)      752 758 22 49.8   3/ 3 KRILL CAVALRY (403)       5  9 0
 4/ 4*PIRATE'S COVE (498)        6  19  0 24.0   4/ 4*PIRATE'S COVE (498)       0  9 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 #41 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

In the mountains west of Fratsfa:

     There was no cover beyond their resting place, just the open hillside rushing up
an increasingly steep slope to the walls of the keep.  Elosjon looked at it
unhappily.  "No chance of sneaking up any further," he muttered.
     "A rabbit, even a mouse, couldn't hide there," Fandil agreed.  "But that may not
apply to--"
     Suddenly there was something in front of them.  Big as a bear, roughly bear-
shaped, standing on the naked hillside and growling.  It had impressive teeth and
claws, a single eye in the center of its forehead, and it reeked of sulfur, as if
anything was needed to underline its demonic origin.  It advanced with stiff
movements, as though walking was a new skill for it.
     Elosjon stared at it for several minutes, increasingly indignant.  "Is this a
joke?" he demanded of the world at large.  "If that thing's a genuine demon, I'll--"
He paused.  On the off chance he was wrong, maybe he shouldn't offer to eat it if it
should turn out to be a demon after all.  "If that's a demon, I'll be very
surprised," he said.
     "Good save," Fandil murmured.  More loudly, he added, "It does have a 'made in
haste' air about it.  Which doesn't mean it isn't dangerous."
     "It's practically a GOLEM," the young mage said.  Sparks of irritation snapped
between his fingers.
     "True," Fandil agreed.
     Elosjon shot him a suspicious look.  If the old man was laughing at him--!
     But Fandil's face was smooth and serious.  "Do you know the tricks to handling
golems?" he asked.
     Elosjon nodded.  "That was an early lesson, will, dealing with simple ones was
early.  But yes, I know how to handle some complicated ones, too."  He paused,
reviewing his training; now was not the time to make statements he couldn't back up,
and what if this bumbling thing was a golem of demonic origin?  Or had elements of
the demonic in its construction?
     Fandil was frowning, studying the 'bear-demon-golem'.  "I don't sense anything
truly demonic about this," he said finally, "and I suspect that it was made... almost
carelessly, to scare away ordinary people who might happen through this area."  He
looked over at his companion.  "I believe you can handle this."
     Elosjon nodded again, sharply.  "Yes, I can."  Sparks snapped through his
fingers again, and as he brought his hands up, they formed a ball of lightning.  The
"bear" fixed its one eye on him and made a sound, not a roar, more of... it was
almost a whine.  He flexed his magical faculty as a musician might flex his fingers
before a performance.  The "bear" watched closely, making no move to attack or to run
away.
     "Not much of a watchdog," Elosjon said, studying it over his ball of lightning.
     "Being a watchdog is not in a bear's nature," Fandil replied, "and I think this
may have started with a true bear.  The magician who made a bear into... this is an
abomination.  Death is the kindest gift you can give this creature."
     "Yes."  He spread his hands, releasing the ball of energy without further
comment.  It sped toward the bear golem.
     Who could have avoided it, the lightning was fast but not so fast as natural
lightning.  Instead, the creature stood up taller and opened its arms as though to
hug the deadly energy.

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

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 317): CONFIDENCE of CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 635): GREEN THUMB of COLORIFIC (Purple People Eater, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 635): TYNE of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 620): HATE MY LIFE of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 624): WILD FIRE of DISASTER (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 620): RAVING LUNATIC of DARK FORCES (The Walkin' Dude, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 619): SHORT ORDER JOE of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 617): SPUD of RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 581): CORBIE LEK of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 577): COUNTRY RHODES of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 568): BINKLY of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 264): NUMBSKULL of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 467): VALNAKORINE of WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 218): WITCH of DOGS OF WAR (?, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 520): SHERRI of SUPERIOR FORCES 3201 (Manager, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 317): Z GLADIATORS (Z Man, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 635): BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 635): OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 620): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 624): MEDAL OF HONOR Z3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 620): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 619): GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 617): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 581): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 577): WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 567): FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 264): BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 467): WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 218): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 520): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 635): TYNE of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 622): LORMIN GARDE of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 620): RAVING LUNATIC of DARK FORCES (The Walkin' Dude, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 619): SHORT ORDER JOE of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
               (turn 618): HERSHEL WILLIAMS of MEDAL OF HONOR F7 (Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 581): CALHOUN DEANE of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
              (turn 580): TERILEE LINZ of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 568): BINKLY of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 264): NUMBSKULL of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
                            BRAIN TUMOR of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
                            PULLED HAMSTRING of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
                (turn 263): BEXLY of OHIO (Berylstar, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     You elder fighters surely remember me.  The younger ones may call me Olaf 
Modeen.  I return to ZORPUNT once again!  What's with MODESTA STONE?  She actually 
beat ZORPUNT's MORDANT DESERTER, and walked away with 13 more points from the fight.  
Laughs were big at KRILL CAVALRY while they watched TCHACK LOY clobber SERGEANT 4.  
He lost 4 points and got bruised from objects thrown from the stands.  BUBBA LOY was 
reminded on the sands why WILD FIRE is Duelmaster.  Advice to fighters with a 1 
will--give up fighting!   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.  ZORPUNT thinks DISASTER and 
their 38-17-5 is too much!  If at first you don't succeed, give up...  Management 
must be dealin', as the boys at MEDAL OF HONOR Z3 ain't reelin'!  DISASTER's mad!  
How well I know the feeling of being the most challenged warrior, CAPTAIN BONES!  
Don't make idle boasts, they may come back to haunt you.  Taunt your opponent CAPTAIN 
BONES!  That was my lucky charm when I was unfairly challenged.  (and by 22 points!)  
GENERAL 3 should have an easy win.  GENERAL 3 bested CAPTAIN BONES.  I bet GENERAL 3 
could beat two-year-olds, too.  Well, PIRATE'S COVE knows who to set their sights on. 
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  We all knew it had to happen sooner or later.  A 
warrior can't stick around with a 15-28-0, and WILD FIRE easily took care of BUBBA 
LOY.  BUBBA LOY found himself really over-matched when he faced WILD FIRE.  BUBBA LOY 
found himself grossly dead at the end of the match.  Someone told SERGEANT 4 that 
KRILL CAVALRY never Bloodfeuded, that he'd have an easy kill.  Well, I'm sure whoever 
misled you is right sorry.  Many a warrior has met his fate in a hungover stupor.  
You young rapscallions, take note!   
     Who knows what the future holds for a warrior.  More fights, there's no doubt.  
ZORPUNT is a nice place to live, but I don't like to live in nice places.  
Remember--a good fighter needs both good skills and good luck.  Until next time,-- 
Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WILD FIRE 4880               12   0  3   134       DISASTER (497)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TCHACK LOY 4856              15  26  1    90       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
-TWISTER 4888                  8   2  0    79       DISASTER (497)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EARTH QUAKE 4885              6   2  1    63       DISASTER (497)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SERGEANT 4 4901               5   1  1    54       MEDAL OF HONOR Z3 (499)
 GENERAL 3 4905                4   0  0    36       MEDAL OF HONOR Z3 (499)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SERGEANT 2 4900               5   1  2    33       MEDAL OF HONOR Z3 (499)
 SERGEANT 3 4903               5   1  1    33       MEDAL OF HONOR Z3 (499)
-LISA ANN 4824                 2   0  1    33       MINGALOIDS (486)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COLIN POOLE 4893              5   3  0    22       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
 MUD SLIDE 4907                2   1  0    22       DISASTER (497)
 SERGEANT 5 4908               2   0  0    21       MEDAL OF HONOR Z3 (499)
 MOHAWK JOE 4896               2   5  0    17       PIRATE'S COVE (498)
 MODESTA STONE 4910            1   0  0    13       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
 CAPTAIN BONES 4898            2   5  0    11       PIRATE'S COVE (498)
 MORTIS THE FORSAKEN 4897      1   6  0    10       PIRATE'S COVE (498)
 MELWODE STONE 4909            0   1  0     1       KRILL CAVALRY (403)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BUBBA LOY 4853         15 28 0 KRILL CAVALRY 403    WILD FIRE 4880        625   
TCHUMP LOY 4871         7 24 0 KRILL CAVALRY 403    SERGEANT 4 4901       624  JUST REVENGED
SERGEANT 1 4902         3  1 0 MEDAL OF HONOR Z 499 EARTH QUAKE 4885      623   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Wild Fire -- A meeting like that just burns me up. -- Tchack Loy

Twister -- You're definitely a curly one.  Ouch. -- Bubba Loy

Sergeant 4 -- You killed the Tchump!  He was amazingly bad, but still, that seems
extreme. -- Tchump Loy's teammates

Mohawk Joe -- For a little guy, you're mighty feisty. -- Colin Poole

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

GENERAL 3 devastated CAPTAIN BONES in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
WILD FIRE slaughtered BUBBA LOY in a exciting 1 minute gory uneven Title battle.
TCHACK LOY vanquished SERGEANT 4 in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
EARTH QUAKE was narrowly defeated by KHALHUMS DWARF in a 3 minute brutal fight.
SERGEANT 2 bested COLIN POOLE in a 1 minute brawl.
SERGEANT 3 won victory over MORTIS THE FORSAKEN in a 1 minute fight.
MOHAWK JOE was bested by MUD SLIDE in a 2 minute match.
SERGEANT 5 devastated MELWODE STONE in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
MODESTA STONE handily defeated MORDANT DESERTER 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                       3         AIMED BLOW        18 -   3 -  2      86  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         BASHING ATTACK    16 -   6 -  3      73  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -   7 -  0      61  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   6 -  1      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    11 -  11 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   9 -  1      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   6 -  0      25  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         TOTAL PARRY        5 -  16 -  0      24  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 625 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      1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         4  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  AIMED BLOW     
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  2         2  BASHING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       WILD FIRE 4880             12   0  3  134 DISASTER (497)
SLASHING ATTACK  EARTH QUAKE 4885            6   2  1   63 DISASTER (497)
BASHING ATTACK   SERGEANT 4 4901             5   1  1   54 MEDAL OF HONOR Z3 (499)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TCHACK LOY 4856.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was EARTH QUAKE 4885.  The ten other most popular fighters were WILD FIRE 4880, MUD 
SLIDE 4907, SERGEANT 3 4903, GENERAL 3 4905, TCHACK LOY 4856, SERGEANT 2 4900, BUBBA 
LOY 4853, SERGEANT 4 4901, MOHAWK JOE 4896, and SERGEANT 5 4908.

The least popular fighter this week was MELWODE STONE 4909.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were MORTIS THE FORSAKEN 4897, COLIN POOLE 4893, CAPTAIN BONES 4898, 
MODESTA STONE 4910, SERGEANT 5 4908, MOHAWK JOE 4896, SERGEANT 4 4901, BUBBA LOY 
4853, SERGEANT 2 4900, and TCHACK LOY 4856.