DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/19/2009    Duedate: 01/31/2009

CALEAM ARENA

DM-26    TURN-597

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SOLDIER 23
MEDAL OF HONOR F7 (481)
(26-4765) [15-4-0,124]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SOLDIER 23                     POSITION IS EMPTY
MEDAL OF HONOR F7 (481)        
(26-4765) [15-4-0,124]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

KETTELMAN                      JEREMY
GOLDEN CANYON (290)            MENAGERIE (228)
(26-4749) [14-13-1,66]         (26-4774) [8-5-1,77]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

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          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MEDAL OF HONOR F7 (481)     36
2. GOLDEN CANYON (290)         25      MEDAL OF HONOR F7 (481)
3. ULTRA-VIOLENT (479)         11      Unchartered Team
4. MENAGERIE (228)              3
                                       ST L BLUES 3 (292)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 MEDAL OF HONOR F7 (481)   50  24  2 67.6   1/ 2 MENAGERIE (228)          11  4 0
 2/ 3 ULTRA-VIOLENT (479)       75  38  1 66.4   2/ 1 ULTRA-VIOLENT (479)      11  4 0
 3/ 2 MENAGERIE (228)          192  99 11 66.0   3/ 3 MEDAL OF HONOR F7 (481)   6  2 1
 4/ 4 GOLDEN CANYON (290)      654 829 23 44.1   4/ 4 GOLDEN CANYON (290)       3 12 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 #21 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Fratsfa:

     "Okay," Lenpro said, "we have to go to Andor.  We figured we'd need to do that
eventually.  Why sooner?"
     "Because someone doesn't want us to," Fandil said.  "That, I think, is what the
magical barrier--it's still there, and it must be using an enormous amount of energy
to maintain--that's what it's all about.  Cutting off Andor from Fratsfa."
     "From you?"
     The old mage shrugged.  "I don't know.  Maybe.  Or cutting off a magician there
IN Andor who is seeking help from Fratsfa.  Or both."
     "Or even for some reason you haven't thought of," Lady Fern said, "and the
effects you mentioned are secondary."
     Both men scowled at her.  One may love a sister and still be annoyed at her
unconventional observations and peculiar viewpoint.
     "Yes, perhaps," Fandil said after a moment.  "But we can't base our actions on
'something we haven't imagined'.  We have to work with what we CAN think of.  Which
is that the barrier is a sort of magical 'divide and conquer' effort."
     "Which makes it a reason for you to go," Lenpro said, "but I don't--"
     The door banged open, letting in the smell of flowers from the back room of the
shop and one of Lady Fern's gladiators.  Sizzling Sunflower posed in the doorway,
radiating excitement and energy.  "Someone's kidnapped a couple of girls!  People are
saying it was monsters!"
     "Just 'monsters', nothing specific?" Lenpro asked.
     "Well, the description sounds like a werecat half-changed," the gladiatress
answered.  "I didn't know they could hold themselves at that stage, unless it's the
effect of the shape-changer plague?"
     "There's already widespread distrust of the Aruaki here," Lenpro said, rising.
"People could even just imagine that the kidnappers are werecats, and it would be
enough to bring about attacks on quite innocent people.  I'd better go check on
this."  He shrugged apologetically at his brother Fandil and took Sunflower's arm.
"You can lay most of your plans without my presence, can't you?"
     "Yes, of course," Fandil said.
     As the door slammed shut behind Lenpro and the Flower Girl, Lady Fern said,
"There might be a physical barrier between Fratsfa and Andor, too, as well as a
magical one."
     "What would be the point of that?"
     "It would keep Emperor Alonj from going to Andor and taking control of the
government--"
     Fandil sat down with a thump.  "You're right.  I hadn't thought of that.  But is
he ready to go?"
     Fern shrugged.  "That isn't the point.  If the king is truly dead--"  She held
up a hand.  "I know, you're almost certain.  It's just, well, it feels odd to say it.
Like that makes it more real.  Anyway, if there is going to be some new ruler, the
sooner he's in place, the better.  Because whoever gets there first will have an edge
in any, ah, dispute.  If Alonj isn't first--"
     "But there isn't anyone else," Fandil said.  "The people won't accept an elf
from Ardivent or an Aruaki at present, and the High Thane of Convincia is too old.
Raltumas...not a chance, especially not now that Aradi has seceded; their political
credit is no good.  So who else could there be?"
     "Someone you haven't thought of yet," she said, ignoring his theatrical groan.
"Someone who's trying to usurp control, maybe for himself or maybe as an agent for
some enemy--the Karnhorns, maybe.  How should I know?  But there's someone stirring
this pot, Fandil.  That's the person you have to identify and stop."

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 304): GOLDENEYE of BONDAGE (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 611): ONEWOLF of WOLFBROTHERS (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 610): WHOLE MUTT of THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 603): HOT EIGHTEEN of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 600): TCHENI LOY of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 599): TRELLIN XISS of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 596): SOLDIER 23 of MEDAL OF HONOR F7 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 592): OUT OF TIME of GAMEHENDGE (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 562): DACEANA LINZ of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 553): ROBERT DUNLAP of MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 544): BIG DOPE of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 252): BRAIN TUMOR of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 443): M.T. LANE of WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 205): TRYPTOPHAN of SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (Manager, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 466): TITANIA of SUPERIOR FORCES 3J (Manager, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 304): CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 611): TECHNO 8 (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 610): OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 603): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 600): MEDAL OF HONOOR J4 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 599): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 596): ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 591592LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 562): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 553): MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 544): FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 252): THE ORDER (Torak, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 443): MEDAL OF HONOOR J3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 205): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 496): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 304): GOLDENEYE of BONDAGE (Spawn, mgr.)
               (turn 303): ROCK GLAS HUT FUN of ORCISH IDIOMS (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 611): ONEWOLF of WOLFBROTHERS (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 592): OUT OF TIME of GAMEHENDGE (Malaquar, mgr.)
             (turn 591): PRINCE POLIOLES of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 562): DACEANA LINZ of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 552): GHETTO DEFENDANT of RADIO CLASH (Rude Buddha, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 552): SIZZLING SUNFLOWER of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  Practice pays for THE UNFORGIVEN, who pummelled COROT TORO, to pocket 
15 points.  A certain someone should cut down on the drinking and practice more, 
after losing 17 points to KETTELMAN.  (Discrete enough, AMARANTH?) SOLDIER 23 found 
out being CALEAM's Duelmaster isn't all nuts and berries, receiving 3 challenges!  
You could cut the tension with a scimitar as HEART BREAKER of ULTRA-VIOLENT met the 
Duelmaster.  Those who hoped for a new Duelmaster were disappointed by HEART BREAKER, 
of ULTRA-VIOLENT, who despite a 15-8-0 couldn't overcome CALEAM's Number 1.  Word has 
it one team in CALEAM is using psychics to predict wins.  They lead a charmed life!   
     My mother wished me to avoid conflict, and seek the gentle trade of Spyreporter. 
But warriors aren't supposed to avoid fights!  To quell some nasty rumors, the guys 
in ULTRA-VIOLENT are not carrying any incurable diseases.  No need to avoid 'em.  
Like a pup with its tail between its legs, MENAGERIE scurried away from 
ULTRA-VIOLENT.  Oh, the shame!   
     The moving sword slashes, and having slashed, moves on...  BANDIT PRINCE in the 
Dark Arena wasn't enough for HOMER WISE of MEDAL OF HONOR F7.  Maybe that certain 
serving girl(?) at The Warty Toad will be!  Ask not a spymaster for counsel, for he 
will pontificate long after you have fallen into an unconscious stupor.   
     All good things must come to an end.  More important duties call me.  CALEAM, I 
leave you now.  The Duelmaster has agreed to foot my bill at The Warty Toad.  'Til 
next time-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOLDIER 23 4765              15   4  0   124       MEDAL OF HONOR F7 (481)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HERSHEL WILLIAMS 4767        11   2  1    99       MEDAL OF HONOR F7 (481)
 GUT BUSTER 4750              16   7  0    93       ULTRA-VIOLENT (479)
 KNEE BREAKER 4770            11   6  0    93       ULTRA-VIOLENT (479)
 HEART BREAKER 4752           15   8  0    91       ULTRA-VIOLENT (479)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FLESH FLAYER 4751            16   7  1    88       ULTRA-VIOLENT (479)
 JEREMY 4774                   8   5  1    77       MENAGERIE (228)
 SUZETTE CREPPAY 4746         18  15  1    71       GOLDEN CANYON (290)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KETTELMAN 4749               14  13  1    66       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
 DEATH RATTLE 4773             9   7  0    65       ULTRA-VIOLENT (479)
 SHORT ORDER JOE 4745         14  22  0    64       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
 THE UNFORGIVEN 4786           5   0  0    62       MENAGERIE (228)
 COROT TORO 4743               9  30  0    57       GOLDEN CANYON (290)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FALLEN 4781                   8   2  1    52       MENAGERIE (228)
 HOMER WISE 4764               6  13  1    51       MEDAL OF HONOR F7 (481)
 AMARANTH 4784                 6   2  1    49       MENAGERIE (228)
 SPITZIN 4772                  8  10  0    41       GOLDEN CANYON (290)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LITHIUM 4789                  3   0  0    27       MENAGERIE (228)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BANDIT PRINCE           0  0 0 DARK ARENA           HOMER WISE 4764       597  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

All -- Sorry about the lack of a Duelmaster column, Deep Thought has been very busy
lately.  Heck, we barely made it to the arena on time, our swords were being oiled.
I plan on regaining the top spot and trying out AD if I can live that long. -- Heart
Breaker

Jorja -- Thanks for the info, but I think I'm going to retire the Redlegs and start a
new team in DM 81.  So many teams and no-tourney, no hiding FE.  In that vein, has
RSI thought of displaying actual FE in a warriors stats?  Seems like this would not
be difficult to change and I think a fighter's experience should be public knowledge.
Anyone else believe this? -- Deep Thought

Jorja -- Thanks for the info, but I think I'm going to retire the Redlegs, nobody had
much promise.  I'm starting a new team in DM 81, lots of action there. -- Deep
Thought

Soldier 23 -- You got me last turn, but I'm giving it another shot.  Let's see who
can graduate first. -- Heart Breaker

Short Order Joe -- I get a bite of Johnny cakes and I just can't help myself.  I'll
make a pig of myself and go home bloated and happy. -- Gut Buster

Hershel Williams -- Chocolate!  Of course, how could I have forgotten that
possibility?  I think, hmm, slight sweet yellow pancakes, like a yellow cake, to be
served with a chocolate syrup.  Perhaps with cinnamon in the chocolate, but perhaps
not.  Maybe I'll try it both ways.  Or even mocha, that might be interesting.
Almond.  Chocolate orange sauce?  The possibilities are dazzling.  Thanks for
bringing it to my mind. -- Suzette Creppay

Jeremy -- Listen, kid, I might do short orders, but that doesn't mean I can
appreciate people taking the time to savor the food and recognize that I do VERY GOOD
short orders.  If you bolt your burgers like that, how are you going to notice that I
use the BEST ground meat, and with my own personally developed seasoning mix? --
Short Order Joe

Death Rattle -- How dare you even imply that I might cook my beans till they rattle?
Burned beans can be hell on a pan, you know, even if, for some inscrutable reason,
you happen to need miniature charcoal brickettes.  Which I don't.  I need good clean
kettles in which to make my signature soups and stews. -- Kettelman

Amaranth -- Ah, thank you for reminding me that there is more to amaranth than the
admittedly rather tasty seeds.  Or the mediocre greens, for that matter.  Some
amaranths are incredibly decorative.  Coxcomb, for instance.  I believe that the
fruiting heads are even used to produce a fugitive coloring material, if you're fast
enough to run it down and hard-hearted enough to prevent further escape. -- Corot
Toro

Fallen -- Well, get UP.  You're setting a bad example for my meringue cookies, and I
haven't even approached them with the lemon zest yet. -- Spitzen

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

HOMER WISE delivered the death blow upon BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
HEART BREAKER was devastated by SOLDIER 23 in a 1 minute Challenge Title duel.
JEREMY slimly lost to FLESH FLAYER in a popular 3 minute gruesome Challenge match.
THE UNFORGIVEN devastated COROT TORO in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
FALLEN was outlasted by DEATH RATTLE in a unpopular 10 minute bloody Challenge match.
KNEE BREAKER viciously subdued SUZETTE CREPPAY in a 1 minute brutal master's fight.
GUT BUSTER devastated SHORT ORDER JOE in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided competition.
AMARANTH was vanquished by KETTELMAN in a 1 minute uneven duel.
SPITZIN vanquished CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute uneven fight.
LITHIUM vanquished FRIENDLY CONSTABLE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   0 -  0     100  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         STRIKING ATTACK   20 -   6 -  1      77  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    29 -  19 -  2      60  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         AIMED BLOW         7 -   5 -  0      58  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         TOTAL PARRY        5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         WALL OF STEEL     16 -  21 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -  13 -  0      32  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 597 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:

STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  3         3  WALL OF STEEL  
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  2         2  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   SOLDIER 23 4765            15   4  0  124 MEDAL OF HONOR F7 (481)
BASHING ATTACK   KNEE BREAKER 4770          11   6  0   93 ULTRA-VIOLENT (479)
PARRY-LUNGE      HEART BREAKER 4752         15   8  0   91 ULTRA-VIOLENT (479)
WALL OF STEEL    FLESH FLAYER 4751          16   7  1   88 ULTRA-VIOLENT (479)
AIMED BLOW       JEREMY 4774                 8   5  1   77 MENAGERIE (228)
STRIKING ATTACK  KETTELMAN 4749             14  13  1   66 GOLDEN CANYON (290)
TOTAL PARRY      DEATH RATTLE 4773           9   7  0   65 ULTRA-VIOLENT (479)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is KETTELMAN 4749.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was JEREMY 4774.  The ten other most popular fighters were HOMER WISE 4764, FLESH 
FLAYER 4751, KNEE BREAKER 4770, GUT BUSTER 4750, SPITZIN 4772, SOLDIER 23 4765, THE 
UNFORGIVEN 4786, KETTELMAN 4749, LITHIUM 4789, and HEART BREAKER 4752.

The least popular fighter this week was DEATH RATTLE 4773.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were AMARANTH 4784, SHORT ORDER JOE 4745, SUZETTE CREPPAY 4746, 
FALLEN 4781, COROT TORO 4743, HEART BREAKER 4752, LITHIUM 4789, KETTELMAN 4749, THE 
UNFORGIVEN 4786, and SOLDIER 23 4765.

                 FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY XLII

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DUTCH TREAT 1841 (115-38-2)            2  3  0         WORLDWIDE GORE       

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TAOS 4042 (25-13-1)                    2  3  0         HERE TO PHOENIX      
ARTHUR BEYER 4648 (33-21-1)            0  3  0         MEDAL OF HONOR VI    
ENLIGHTENED BEING 4642 (32-15-0)       0  3  0         PHILANTHROPISTS      

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
HERCULES 3692 (13-11-1)                2  3  0         HISTORY!             
RICHARD M NIXON 3585 (14-9-0)          0  3  0         HISTORY!             

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GUT BUSTER 4750 (15-7-0)               1  3  0         ULTRA-VIOLENT        
HEART BREAKER 4752 (15-7-0)            1  3  0         ULTRA-VIOLENT        
FLESH FLAYER 4751 (15-7-1)             0  3  0         ULTRA-VIOLENT        

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SOLDIER 22 4768 (10-0-0)               2  2  0  DEAD   MEDAL OF HONOR F7    
DEATH RATTLE 4773 (8-7-0)              2  3  0         ULTRA-VIOLENT        
KNEE BREAKER 4770 (10-6-0)             2  3  0         ULTRA-VIOLENT