DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/22/2008    Duedate: 01/03/2009

LYRATILAN ARENA

DM-25    TURN-598

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TRELLIN XISS
THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
(25-5321) [25-23-0,98]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TRELLIN XISS                   POSITION IS EMPTY
THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)         
(25-5321) [25-23-0,98]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MISS SCARLET                   CLAUDE BAWLS
GOTTA GET A CLUE (498)         FUNKY FOLK (469)
(25-5413) [14-19-1,79]         (25-5466) [3-0-0,32]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. FUNKY FOLK (469)            14
2. THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)       9      FUNKY FOLK (469)
3. GOTTA GET A CLUE (498)       5      Unchartered Team
4. WE BEE BAD (130)            -1
                                       HELLS REWARD (72)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 FUNKY FOLK (469)         126 111 14 53.2   1/ 1 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)    9  6 0
 2/ 2 WE BEE BAD (130)          76  73  8 51.0   2/ 2 FUNKY FOLK (469)          6  2 0
 3/ 3 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)   356 383 12 48.2   3/ 3 WE BEE BAD (130)          2  4 0
 4/ 4 GOTTA GET A CLUE (498)    42  84  2 33.3   4/ 4 GOTTA GET A CLUE (498)    0  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 #19 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Fratsfa:

     Fandil started by simply opening his magical awareness, a sort of sixth sense,
to the city.  This was not the most pleasant experience, because Fratsfa was a very
old city that had been steeping in magic of many kinds for centuries.  The background
was a muck of bits and pieces of spells accumulated, pressed together by the addition
of more magic on top of it, deformed by that pressure and by age, uniting into
compound magical structures that no magician had ever visualized, almost breeding
with each other.  Fratsfa had the highest incidence of spontaneous magical activity
of anyplace other than Chaos-contaminated ground such as the marshy plain near Delarq
Tor.  And when it was happening without the guidance of even a deranged mind, you
didn't need the residual effect of Chaos Magic to twist the results into strange
forms.  Some parts of the background magic here were alive.
     Against this background, real, living, practicing magicians moved like thieves
in a crowd:  sometimes you saw them, sometimes you didn't.  Picking out possible
allies and enemies wasn't easy.  Fandil snorted.  If it was easy, they wouldn't need
him.
     He began to sort and filter his impressions, and the first thing he discovered
was another magician, also scanning.  Younger, though no child.  Not a clear
signature, male, human, mixed motives.  But strong, and even with mixed motives, he
might be willing to make himself useful--
     A blast of energy like a portculis falling, like a guilotine.  Like being hit in
the head with an axe, but not, Fandil decided as he picked himself up off the floor,
quite as bloody and final.  What had happened was clear enough:  some magician of
considerable power had broken the beginning of contact between Fandil and the young
mage before it had a chance to develop.  Possibly had killed the young man, which
would be unfortunate.
     The old mage extended his magical sense again, not as easily--even thinking hurt
at the moment.  The magical background was seething, the Fratsfan magicians had
either gone into hiding or were doing the equivalent of standing on their doorsteps
shouting at each other.  Not helpful.  Well, looking back at the brief contact, it
was not Fandil's impression that the young man was HERE.  Within fifty miles,
probably closer, but not right here in the city.  North and west.  Maybe in... Andor?
A hopeful thought, they could use a contact in the capital.  He reached out--and came
up against a wall of magic.  No contact with Andor was possible from here.  He would
have to go closer physically if he wanted to pursue that connection.  Or wait until
the arcanum cleared, this kind of barrier took amazing amounts of energy to sustain.
     But he had a feeling, growing stronger by the moment, that they didn't have the
time to wait.

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 303): GOLDENEYE of BONDAGE (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 609): THUNK of TECNHO 8 (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 608): RAIN MUN of ALL THE MUN'S MEN (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 601): HOT EIGHTEEN of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 598): TCHENI LOY of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 597): TRELLIN XISS of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 594): HEART BREAKER of ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 590): BROTHER J.J. of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 560): GRUNT 3 of MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 551): GHETTO DEFENDANT of RADIO CLASH (Rude Buddha, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 542): BLUE KNIGHT of THE TASKMASTERS (Blueface, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 251): SIZZLING SUNFLOWER of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 441): CRUZIA GARDETT of WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 205): TRYPTOPHAN of SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (Manager, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 464): SNAKE CHARMER of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 303): GENERALS (?, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 609): TECHNO 8 (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 608): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 601): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 598): KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 597): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 594): ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 590): RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 560): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 551): MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 542): FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 251): ZERO (Ice Man, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 441): 1949 YANKEES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 205): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 493): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 303): ROCK GLAS HUT FUN of ORCISH IDIOMS (Slugbait, mgr.)
               (turn 302): IMBER LACK of MIDDLE WAY 11 (Jorja, mgr.)
                           CRIMSON MIST of BLOOD RITES (Wretch, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 609): SILVER SNAIL of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
                               ERITHE ENDIREDRE of PATRONAS VERITAS (Ichabod
                               Frothingslosh, mgr.)
                   (turn 608): HORSELFY of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 590): BROTHER J.J. of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 560): NORM THE GNOME of GUARDIANS II (Twig, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 541): SHELLEY of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 441): CRUZIA GARDETT of WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Wow, the wonders of a winning record!  Now everyone--if anyone was in doubt--
knows my style.  But that's okay.  Let 'em.  See if I care, eh?  I'll just sit here
and contemplate the faint but growing possibility that I may survive to graduate.
Wouldn't that be a rush!

                                    Trellin Xiss

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, LYRATILAN?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed 
to see SAML ULRON win a fight and gain 15 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, NOBLE ASSASSIN 
beat GRIFLET IRVEL and GRIFLET IRVEL lost 14 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And 
if variety is the spice of life, LYRATILAN may be getting bland, as TRELLIN XISS 
stays top dog in the city.  Kickbacks and bribes, kickbacks and bribes, how else do 
you think some of these guys win their fights?  Skill?  Ha!   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.  LYRATILAN, I am losing what little hope I had in you.  
THE MIDDLE WAY 4 the most avoided team?  What insult will suffice, I cannot say.  And 
it looks like FUNKY FOLK avoided them the most this turn.  What a pack of would be 
losers, if you ask me.  Hmph.  Ooh, I'm frightfully impressed, STEVIE BEE was this 
turn's most challenged warrior.  Watch that ego swell, sports fans.   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for LYRATILAN's 
morgue.  More variety.  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only shines through use.  
Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     There's got to be a better place in LYRATILAN to get a drink than The Mourngrym 
Inn and Tavern!  Any suggestions?  Phlllt!  Just had to do that before I leave the 
fine city of LYRATILAN.  I feel much better now.  Glad to see the back of this 
place-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TRELLIN XISS 5321            25  23  0    98       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MISS SCARLET 5413            14  19  1    79       GOTTA GET A CLUE (498)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRIFLET IRVEL 5457            8   1  1    64       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
 BEE BEE KING 4211             7   8  0    59       WE BEE BAD (130)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COL. MUSTARD 5411             8  22  0    46       GOTTA GET A CLUE (498)
 WORKER BEE 4212              11   5  2    42       WE BEE BAD (130)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CLAUDE BAWLS 5466             3   0  0    32       FUNKY FOLK (469)
 STEVIE BEE 4213               7   8  0    29       WE BEE BAD (130)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SAML ULRON 5468               1   1  0    16       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
 JESSITA MAUR 5465             2   1  0    13       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
-AL KAHALL 5458                2   2  1    11       FUNKY FOLK (469)
 CAROL LING 5469               2   0  0     7       FUNKY FOLK (469)
 FENELLA JHEN 5464             0   3  0     3       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
ILWIN LOCK 5461         1  1 0 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 464 AL KAHALL 5458        595  REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Claude Bawls -- Ah, one of the country Bawls, I see.  Always, well, almost always,
good, country.  Room to run around and howl at the moon even if you aren't a
werewolf.  And sometimes a person just has to do some running and moon-howling, you
know? -- Jessita Maur
P.S.  Especially after a match like that one.  Oof.

Miss Scarlet -- That was an amazing loss, I don't know how you managed it.  I'm not
even sure how *I* managed it! -- Trellin Xiss

Worker Bee -- Well...if that's what makes your socks roll up and down.  But I have to
tell you, the bee's knees aren't anything to display to the public.  Talk about
knobby! -- Griflet Irvel

Al Kahall -- Ooooh, you make my head ache something awful. -- Fenella Jhen

Carol Ling -- A beauty of the season, I see.  I bow before your voice, which is
pleasing, but I could wish you didn't bring such cold weather with you. -- Saml Ulron

Al Kahall -- The Commission has strange views on that. -- Jessita Maur

Funky Folk -- Griflet isn't outstanding in his numbers, but he surely seems lucky.
If he can just be lucky enough to survive until graduation...well, we'll see. --
Jorja, the Middle Way

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CLAUDE BAWLS viciously subdued STEVIE BEE in a 5 minute Challenge fight.
TRELLIN XISS subdued MISS SCARLET in a crowd pleasing 2 minute expert's Title fight.
GRIFLET IRVEL was devastated by NOBLE ASSASSIN in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
WORKER BEE was subdued by AMBITIOUS GUARD in a crowd pleasing 1 minute competition.
COL. MUSTARD was overpowered by BEE BEE KING in a 2 minute one-sided struggle.
FENELLA JHEN was outwaited by CAROL LING in a dull 8 minute novice's competition.
JESSITA MAUR won victory over FRIENDLY CONSTABLE in a 2 minute beginner's duel.
SAML ULRON vanquished POLITE BEGGAR in a 1 minute uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         STRIKING ATTACK   17 -   7 -  3      71  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         LUNGING ATTACK    14 -   9 -  1      61  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         TOTAL PARRY       12 -  16 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         AIMED BLOW         6 -  10 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   8 -  0      27  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         BASHING ATTACK     0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 598 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     1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  2         3  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  STRIKING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      TRELLIN XISS 5321          25  23  0   98 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
STRIKING ATTACK  GRIFLET IRVEL 5457          8   1  1   64 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MISS SCARLET 5413.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was CLAUDE BAWLS 5466.  The ten other most popular fighters were MISS SCARLET 
5413, TRELLIN XISS 5321, BEE BEE KING 4211, WORKER BEE 4212, FENELLA JHEN 5464, 
JESSITA MAUR 5465, SAML ULRON 5468, STEVIE BEE 4213, GRIFLET IRVEL 5457, and COL. 
MUSTARD 5411.

The least popular fighter this week was CAROL LING 5469.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were COL. MUSTARD 5411, GRIFLET IRVEL 5457, STEVIE BEE 4213, SAML ULRON 
5468, JESSITA MAUR 5465, FENELLA JHEN 5464, WORKER BEE 4212, BEE BEE KING 4211, 
TRELLIN XISS 5321, and MISS SCARLET 5413.