DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/25/2010    Duedate: 03/10/2010

ZORPUNT ARENA

DM-24    TURN-629

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

WILD FIRE
DISASTER (497)
(24-4880) [16-0-3,159]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

WILD FIRE                      POSITION IS EMPTY
DISASTER (497)                 
(24-4880) [16-0-3,159]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TWISTER                        MODESTA STONE
DISASTER (497)                 KRILL CAVALRY (403)
(24-4888) [9-2-0,91]           (24-4910) [3-2-0,12]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

KRILL CAVALRY (403)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DISASTER (497)              28
2. PIRATE'S COVE (498)         16      DISASTER (497)
3. KRILL CAVALRY (403)          8      Unchartered Team
4. MEDAL OF HONOR Z3 (499)      0
                                       JESSIE'S LOVERS (404)

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)   34   9  4 79.1   1/ 3 KRILL CAVALRY (403)       9  6 0
 2/ 2 DISASTER (497)            47  18  5 72.3   2/ 2 DISASTER (497)            6  1 0
 3/ 3 KRILL CAVALRY (403)      761 768 22 49.8   3- 1*MEDAL OF HONOR Z3 (499)   6  4 0
 4/ 4 PIRATE'S COVE (498)       12  27  0 30.8   4/ 4 PIRATE'S COVE (498)       5  6 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 #45 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

In the mountains west of Fratsfa:

     Lightning came down in a river of golden fire, hot and clean, and violet light
of the Folstrom's Chaos Gate turned black under the onslaught.  But it didn't
shatter.  Well, Fandil had hoped for the Gate to be destroyed, seared shut, but he
hadn't truly expected it to be so easy.  Necessary, beyond necessary--the Folstrom
could not be allowed to return, but not easy.  He squinted at the pillar of darkness
and contemplated his next move.  To wait for the enemy to move and then counter, or
to attack?  If it was just this one magician, he would wait, defend, allow his
opponent to tire... but if the Folstrom were involved, no, *because* the Folstrom
were involved, one look at that Chaos Gate was proof, he was not sure he dared play a
waiting game.  On the other side of that Gate could be reinforcements beyond
counting, and he had only young Elosjon, competent but green still.
      "Our strength is as the strength of ten, because our hearts are pure," he
muttered, but he was not convinced.  Still, he would do what he could, and it would
be enough because it must.  He tested his anchorage in the bedrock of the mountain;
it was secure.  Indeed, he had a momentary image of the mountain as an old woman,
strong, resolute, standing beside him as an ally with spear and shield.  Perhaps a
fancy, but an encouraging one.
     He spared a glance for the storm that raged above the peak, not raining yet but
building an arsenal of lightning such as Fandil had never seen.  The storm was still
his, or on his side, as the mountain was.  With such allies, and Elosjon's young
courage was not negligible, he could--
     Lightning descended again, and the spirit of the mountain rose to meet it, and
 from that startling union there burst forth a dragon such as Fandil had never seen
before.  Black as the stone, golden as the sky-fire, beautiful, powerful, and deadly.
     And the hatred of dragons for the Folstrom was legendary.

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

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 319): WAR BOND of SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 639): GREEN THUMB of COLORIFIC (Purple People Eater, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 639): TIPPI TURTLE of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 624): HATE MY LIFE of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 628): WILD FIRE of DISASTER (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 624): ANEURISM of DARK FORCES (The Walkin' Dude, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 623): SPITZIN of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 621): SENATOR WILEY of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 585): JOFRE MAINZ of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 581): RED DAWG of DA DOG POWNDAZ (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 572): SHADOW BLADE of SERPENT'S HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 266): NOT SO HOT of PYROMANIA (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 470): VALNAKORINE of WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 220): FOUR EYES of TOTAL CHAOS (Marma Duke, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 524): VISION of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 319): Z GLADIATORS (Z Man, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 639): BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 639): THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 624): MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 628): MEDAL OF HONOR Z3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 624): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 623): GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 621): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 585): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 581): WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 572): FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 266): BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 470): WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 220): DOGS OF WAR (Omega, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 523): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 319): WAR BOND of SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 639): GREEN THUMB of COLORIFIC (Purple People Eater, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 624): HOTL MUSCHEL of MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 623): AIKIDO of DARK FORCES (The Walkin' Dude, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 572): SHADOW BLADE of SERPENT'S HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
                 (turn 571): SIS of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 219): WITCH of DOGS OF WAR (Omega, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of ZORPUNT!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Former top team MEDAL OF HONOR Z3 
was unseated this week as KRILL CAVALRY moved up from 3rd ranking to take the top 
spot with a 3-2-0 record for the round.  TWISTER caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as she skillfully bested VENOMOUS CONCUBINE and was awarded 
12 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, EARTH QUAKE put 
down COLIN POOLE, causing him to lose 6 points of recognition in the process.  
Although TCHACK LOY made a valiant effort, it did not suffice to topple the reign of 
victorious WILD FIRE.  Heed this!  A seer has warned that if exactly 6 die in duels 
this week, the whole city shall perish!  Just remember...5 or 7!   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city ZORPUNT.  I saw one fighter that warriors avoided when this week's 
challenge seeking began.  MEDAL OF HONOR Z3 is feared.  This much I can say.  
Methinks more than a few here could name the guild it was that spent the better part 
of last week avoiding MEDAL OF HONOR Z3.  Indeed it was DISASTER.   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers the 
miserable with fortune but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  Sadly warriors, now longer can I keep thy 
company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  Till next we 
meet remember - the pen is mightier than the sword, but a maul is a different 
story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WILD FIRE 4880               16   0  3   159       DISASTER (497)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TWISTER 4888                  9   2  0    91       DISASTER (497)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TCHACK LOY 4856              15  30  1    81       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
-SERGEANT 4 4901               7   2  1    79       MEDAL OF HONOR Z3 (499)
 EARTH QUAKE 4885              9   3  1    67       DISASTER (497)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOHAWK JOE 4896               5   6  0    58       PIRATE'S COVE (498)
-SERGEANT 3 4903               8   1  1    57       MEDAL OF HONOR Z3 (499)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COLIN POOLE 4893              7   5  0    43       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
-SERGEANT 2 4900               7   2  2    36       MEDAL OF HONOR Z3 (499)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MORTIS THE FORSAKEN 4897      4   7  0    33       PIRATE'S COVE (498)
-MUD SLIDE 4907                3   1  0    33       DISASTER (497)
-LISA ANN 4824                 2   0  1    33       MINGALOIDS (486)
-GENERAL 3 4905                5   2  0    29       MEDAL OF HONOR Z3 (499)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MORIT KOBUN 4911              3   0  0    24       KRILL CAVALRY (403)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SERGEANT 5 4908               4   1  0    19       MEDAL OF HONOR Z3 (499)
 MELWODE STONE 4909            2   3  0    17       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
 CAPTAIN BONES 4898            2   9  0    15       PIRATE'S COVE (498)
 MODESTA STONE 4910            3   2  0    12       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
 DEATH STROKE 4912             0   1  0     1       PIRATE'S COVE (498)
 DAVEY JONES 4913              0   1  0     1       PIRATE'S COVE (498)

'-' 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  NOT REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Sergeant 2 -- Do you think you'll ever get promoted? -- Colin Poole

Mortis the Forsaken -- Seems like a fair fate for you. -- Modesta Stone

Captain Bones -- Join a DIET club?  ME?  You're joking, right? -- Morit Kobun

Sergeant 5 -- You guys are darned near interchangeable, aren't you? -- Melwode Stone

9 February 10
All -- I know you all thought the old Wiz that is Fiz went off to die somewhere.
Well, I didn't.  Now I'm back to befuddle and frustrate you with my senseless
ramblings.  I look forward to reconnecting with all my old friends and enemies alike.
-- Fizban the Famous

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

WILD FIRE devastated TCHACK LOY in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
TWISTER vanquished VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute uneven battle.
EARTH QUAKE demolished COLIN POOLE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
MOHAWK JOE devastated FRATSFA SLAVE in a popular 1 minute one-sided contest.
MORTIS THE FORSAKEN demolished OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
CAPTAIN BONES was viciously subdued by MORIT KOBUN in a 2 minute fight.
MELWODE STONE handily defeated DAVEY JONES in a 1 minute uneven fight.
MODESTA STONE won victory over DEATH STROKE in a 3 minute gruesome beginner's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         BASHING ATTACK    18 -   5 -  3      78  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -   5 -  1      75  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         AIMED BLOW        17 -   6 -  2      74  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -   9 -  1      53  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -  10 -  0      52  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   8 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   6 -  1      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         TOTAL PARRY        2 -  10 -  0      17  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   9 -  0      10  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 629 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     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  2         3  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       WILD FIRE 4880             16   0  3  159 DISASTER (497)
STRIKING ATTACK  TWISTER 4888                9   2  0   91 DISASTER (497)
SLASHING ATTACK  EARTH QUAKE 4885            9   3  1   67 DISASTER (497)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TWISTER 4888.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was MODESTA STONE 4910.  The ten other most popular fighters were MOHAWK JOE 4896, 
MORIT KOBUN 4911, WILD FIRE 4880, TWISTER 4888, EARTH QUAKE 4885, MORTIS THE FORSAKEN 
4897, MELWODE STONE 4909, DEATH STROKE 4912, TCHACK LOY 4856, and COLIN POOLE 4893.

The least popular fighter this week was DAVEY JONES 4913.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were CAPTAIN BONES 4898, COLIN POOLE 4893, TCHACK LOY 4856, DEATH 
STROKE 4912, MELWODE STONE 4909, MORTIS THE FORSAKEN 4897, EARTH QUAKE 4885, TWISTER 
4888, WILD FIRE 4880, and MORIT KOBUN 4911.