DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/16/2009    Duedate: 03/28/2009

CALEAM ARENA

DM-26    TURN-601

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

AMARANTH
MENAGERIE (228)
(26-4784) [10-2-1,117]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

AMARANTH                       POSITION IS EMPTY
MENAGERIE (228)                
(26-4784) [10-2-1,117]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

KETTELMAN                      AMARANTH
GOLDEN CANYON (290)            MENAGERIE (228)
(26-4749) [15-16-1,74]         (26-4784) [10-2-1,117]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ULTRA-VIOLENT (479)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MEDAL OF HONOR F7 (481)     35
2. ULTRA-VIOLENT (479)         28      MEDAL OF HONOR F7 (481)
3. MENAGERIE (228)             16      Unchartered Team
4. GOLDEN CANYON (290)        -15
                                       I DREAM OF FLOYD (439)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 MEDAL OF HONOR F7 (481)   57  26  3 68.7   1/ 1 ULTRA-VIOLENT (479)      10  5 0
 2/ 1 ULTRA-VIOLENT (479)       90  43  1 67.7   2/ 2 MENAGERIE (228)           8  4 0
 3/ 3 MENAGERIE (228)          203 105 11 65.9   3/ 4 MEDAL OF HONOR F7 (481)   6  1 1
 4/ 4 GOLDEN CANYON (290)      660 843 23 43.9   4/ 3 GOLDEN CANYON (290)       5 10 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 #24 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Fratsfa:

     The slum they were in decayed into a worse slum, and that faded into an area
that was half ruins and half buildings that just managed to stay upright.  There were
people in the ramshackle structures even so.  Sizzling Sunflower saw one woman
dressed in rags--literally in rags, and it was impossible to guess her age--staring
at them as though they were the most alien and fantastic beings imaginable.  Perhaps
they were, here.
     Lenpro touched her arm.  "Don't stare at them," he said quietly.
     "How can they live like this?" Sunflower demanded.
     "A wise man once said to me that if you don't know where people are coming from
and where they're going, you can't judge the route they've chosen."
     "That sounds, I don't know, profound or something, but what does it mean?"
     "It means you should let be, until someone actually asks for help, or at least
until you know more."  They turned a corner--there were no long straight avenues
here--and approached the crumbling wall that enclosed the Old Ruins.
     Lenpro frowned.  The wall was shimmering, faintly but unmistakably.  Or maybe it
weren't, maybe it was just heat waves or sun reflecting off snow.  Both at once?  It
was an odd thing, anyway, and probably magical, and as such it should be approached
with caution.  And preferably with a mage in hand, but Fandil wasn't here.  Lenpro
didn't think they had time to waste going back to get him.  He glanced at Sizzling
Sunflower.
     She was staring at the wall, wide-eyed.  "Weird!" she said, and smiled.  "This
should be something new, let's try it!"
     Lenpro shook his head.  It was a long time since he'd been that young.  But
maybe hers was the right attitude anyway.  "Yes, let's."  He stepped up to the
gateway.
     The sensation was a familiar one: they had stepped through some kind of
dimensional gateway.  And if he'd had any question about that, what he saw beyond it
would have made all certain.  They were not on Ghea any more.
     The buildings were as ruined as he had expected in this oldest part of Fratsfa,
if it still was based on that city.  But heaps of rubble reared into narrow mounds of
unnatural height, and broken walls loomed and tottered, seeming to hang in mid-air
when they should be collapsing.  The flagstoned streets lay at unexpected angles, and
sometimes there was nothing at all between the stones.  They say people, more than
Lenpro had expected, but not one who appeared normal.  He began to wonder how he
appeared to them and glanced over at Sizzling Sunflower.
     She looked half plant, or maybe like a sunflower that was half human.  She
touched his arm with one leafy green hand.  "This is so neat!  It's a whole other
world here!"  When she smiled, her teeth were striped like sunflower seeds.
     "It is that," Lenpro agreed.  He glanced back to check on their line of retreat.
They didn't have a line of retreat, there was no sign of the gateway through which
they'd come.

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 306): CONCUSSION of CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 614): LILAC LIZARD of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 614): LITTLE BIG MUN of ALL THE MUN'S MEN (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 606): ULTRA FAIT of DROP THE LEASH (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 604): TCHENI LOY of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 603): GRIFLET IRVEL of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 600): AMARANTH of MENAGERIE (Ichabod Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 596): SIR CARLSON of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 566): GRUNT 5 of MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 557): JANIE JONES of RADIO CLASH (Rude Buddha, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 548): IZZCO of INFERNAL LORDS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 254): SER VON DARKMOOR of SILVER KNIGHTS (Toker, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 447): BILLY JOHNSON of 1949 YANKEES (Papa Bear, mgr.}
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 208): DORINE EAGEL of THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 500): MAXIMUS of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 306): CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 614): COLORIFIC (Purple People Eater, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 614): ALL THE MUN'S MEN (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 606): MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 604): MEDAL OF HONOOR J4 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 603): FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 600): ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 596): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 566): MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 557): THE PLAGUE (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 548): DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 254): BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 447): MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 208): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 500): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 306): FEORDIS INK of MIDDLE WAY 11 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 614): SNOW WHITE of COLORIFIC (Purple People Eater, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 614): RAIN MUN of ALL THE MUN'S MEN (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 602): MISS SCARLET of GOTTA GET A CLUE (?, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 599): HEART BREAKER of ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 547): BERNICE of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 208): DORINE EAGEL of THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
                 (turn 207): MESSY MONGREL of DOGS OF WAR (Omega?, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, 
I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again!  MENAGERIE posted a nice gain, to come in 2nd.  
Everybody loves a winner...  Practice pays for DEATH RATTLE, who pummelled KETTELMAN, 
to pocket 13 points.  KETTELMAN certainly had a baffled expression on his face, after 
losing to DEATH RATTLE and losing 9 points in the process!  The arena was more 
crowded than usual this time, as FLESH FLAYER faced CALEAM's Duelmaster.  AMARANTH 
successfully staved off a grab for the roses by FLESH FLAYER of ULTRA-VIOLENT.  Does 
CALEAM have no one talented enough to dethrone her?  So who was the warrior seen 
charging into immovable walls and challenging dead trees?  Someone's got a basic 
problem...   
     And how sociable are CALEAM's warriors?  Come, let us see.  Like the noble eagle 
soaring amongst the mountaintops, so stand the warriors of ULTRA-VIOLENT, alone and 
unchallenged.  Like a pup with its tail between its legs, MENAGERIE scurried away 
from ULTRA-VIOLENT.  Oh, the shame!  Is it charming personality?  Conversational 
abilities?  Good oral hygiene?  Whatever it is, SUZETTE CREPPAY is the most 
challenged warrior.   
     Like the wind whispering among the pines, do hearest I many disquieting rumors.  
Oh hard!  that to strike a flame, the match itself must needs be wasting!   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  More important duties call me.  CALEAM, I leave 
you now.  The Duelmaster has agreed to foot my bill at The Swinging Aardvark.  'Til 
next time-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AMARANTH 4784                10   2  1   117       MENAGERIE (228)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SOLDIER 23 4765              15   4  0   124       MEDAL OF HONOR F7 (481)
-HERSHEL WILLIAMS 4767        11   2  1    99       MEDAL OF HONOR F7 (481)
 FLESH FLAYER 4751            19   8  1    97       ULTRA-VIOLENT (479)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JEREMY 4774                  11   6  1    94       MENAGERIE (228)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KNEE BREAKER 4770            14   7  0    90       ULTRA-VIOLENT (479)
 GUT BUSTER 4750              19   8  0    87       ULTRA-VIOLENT (479)
 DEATH RATTLE 4773            12   8  0    81       ULTRA-VIOLENT (479)
 SUZETTE CREPPAY 4746         19  18  1    78       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
 SHORT ORDER JOE 4745         15  25  0    76       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
 KETTELMAN 4749               15  16  1    74       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
 FALLEN 4781                  11   3  1    74       MENAGERIE (228)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SPITZIN 4772                 11  11  0    65       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
 COROT TORO 4743               9  34  0    61       GOLDEN CANYON (290)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-THE UNFORGIVEN 4786           5   2  0    48       MENAGERIE (228)
 JOHN MEAGHER 4790             4   0  1    35       MEDAL OF HONOR F7 (481)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LITHIUM 4789                  4   2  0    22       MENAGERIE (228)
 SOLDIER 1 4791                2   1  0    15       MEDAL OF HONOR F7 (481)
 SOLDIER 2 4792                1   0  0    13       MEDAL OF HONOR F7 (481)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
NOT A CHANCE 4793       0  1 0 ULTRA-VIOLENT 479    DARK CHAMPION         601  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

All -- Nice replacement for Heart Breaker, sz 17 wt 4; let's try that again. -- Deep
Thought

Veteran Mercenary -- I lost my DM Throne because of you...sniff...I'm gonna tell. --
Knee Breaker, spoiled brat

Amaranth -- Suzette overstuffed me on her little pastries and put me over fighting
weight.  I gotta hit the gym and try again.  Congrats on the DMship. -- Gut Buster

Fallen -- Well, pick yourself up!  Why lie on the floor?  Even in a well-run kitchen,
it isn't the cleanest place you could be. -- Suzette Creppay

Virginal Concubine, oh, um, shoot.  Talk about your picky eaters! -- Kettelman

The Ambitous Guard, alas, is NOT a picky eater, but he's a damned hungry one.  You
can't fill the man up, try how you may. -- Spitzin

If the Noble Assassin (oh, ha!) wants brandy, he's come to the wrong lunch counter.
And no way does he get a free meal from me. -- Short Order Joe

All I did was offer the Virginal Concubine a little advice on her color choices, and
now she's all over me!  I didn't plan on THIS. -- Corot Toro

     If there were supposed to be more personals here, our apologies.  Hal spent a
     night on the tiles, and we're still trying to catch up with the mail.  They
     should, well, they might appear next time.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

NOT A CHANCE was butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
FLESH FLAYER was viciously subdued by AMARANTH in a 2 minute Challenge Title battle.
GUT BUSTER savagely defeated SUZETTE CREPPAY in a 2 minute master's Challenge duel.
FALLEN defeated SPITZIN in a 3 minute brutal Challenge fight.
DEATH RATTLE unbelievably bested KETTELMAN in a 3 minute expert's Challenge brawl.
JEREMY bested SHORT ORDER JOE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute master's match.
KNEE BREAKER overpowered COROT TORO in a action packed 1 minute uneven melee.
JOHN MEAGHER won victory over LITHIUM in a 3 minute duel.
SOLDIER 1 overpowered SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 1 minute uneven duel.
SOLDIER 2 overpowered 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                   4         TOTAL PARRY       11 -   3 -  1      79  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         BASHING ATTACK     8 -   3 -  0      73  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         AIMED BLOW         8 -   4 -  0      67  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    28 -  16 -  1      64  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   16 -  12 -  0      57  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         WALL OF STEEL     16 -  22 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -  12 -  0      37  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 601 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         1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  2         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  3         3  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   AMARANTH 4784              10   2  1  117 MENAGERIE (228)
WALL OF STEEL    FLESH FLAYER 4751          19   8  1   97 ULTRA-VIOLENT (479)
AIMED BLOW       JEREMY 4774                11   6  1   94 MENAGERIE (228)
BASHING ATTACK   KNEE BREAKER 4770          14   7  0   90 ULTRA-VIOLENT (479)
TOTAL PARRY      DEATH RATTLE 4773          12   8  0   81 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 AMARANTH 4784.  The ten other most popular fighters were KETTELMAN 4749, GUT 
BUSTER 4750, SPITZIN 4772, KNEE BREAKER 4770, JEREMY 4774, JOHN MEAGHER 4790, FLESH 
FLAYER 4751, DEATH RATTLE 4773, SHORT ORDER JOE 4745, and LITHIUM 4789.

The least popular fighter this week was COROT TORO 4743.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SOLDIER 1 4791, FALLEN 4781, SUZETTE CREPPAY 4746, NOT A CHANCE 4793, 
SOLDIER 2 4792, LITHIUM 4789, SHORT ORDER JOE 4745, DEATH RATTLE 4773, FLESH FLAYER 
4751, and JOHN MEAGHER 4790.