DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/26/2007    Duedate: 01/08/2008

IAYE ARENA

DM-30    TURN-565

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

NULN
I TRAINED THEM (331)
(30-4431) [10-1-1,138]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

NULN                           CREO
I TRAINED THEM (331)           GOTHIC (458)
(30-4431) [10-1-1,138]         (30-4765) [3-0-0,42]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

KLINK                          MAJOR KOHLER
THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)     LENPROS (145)
(30-4647) [22-12-0,95]         (30-4716) [7-7-1,37]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

GOTHIC (458)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. RED DOG GANG (356)          33
2. THE WARLOCKS (430)          24      I TRAINED THEM (331)
3. I TRAINED THEM (331)        17      Unchartered Team
4. THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)  10
5. RESCUE RANGERS II (385)      7      GOTHIC (458)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 I TRAINED THEM (331)     220 105  9 67.7   1/ 3*GOTHIC (458)              8  6 0
 2/ 2 THE WARLOCKS (430)       176 111 10 61.3   2/ 2 RED DOG GANG (356)        8  7 1
 3/ 3 LENPROS (145)            980 637 29 60.6   3/ 7 I TRAINED THEM (331)      6  0 0
 4/ 4*GOTHIC (458)               8   6  0 57.1   4/ 1 LENPROS (145)             6  5 0
 5/ 5 THE A'S -- LOSERS  (431) 226 182  7 55.4   5/ 4 THE WARLOCKS (430)        5  4 1
 6/ 6 GAMEHENDGE (299)         196 173 11 53.1   6/ 6 THE A'S -- LOSERS  (431)  5  4 0
 7/ 7 RANDOM (391)              45  45  0 50.0   7/ 5 RANDOM (391)              3  4 0
 8/ 8 WORLDLY DECLINE (445)     62  66  4 48.4   8/ 8 GAMEHENDGE (299)          2  4 0
 9/ 9 RED DOG GANG (356)       531 705 12 43.0   9/10 RESCUE RANGERS II (385)   1  5 0
10/10 RESCUE RANGERS II (385)   17  30  2 36.2  10/ 9 WORLDLY DECLINE (445)     1  5 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[ Cities by the Shore #27 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Point:

     The tavern known as the Ogre's Tomb was an old one, located near the hill of the
same name.  Except that the walls were now reinforced with sandbags, it hadn't
changed much.  Senator Sedalia drained his tankard and sighed.  They made a good brew
here.  It was one bright light in a murky situation.  He leaned back and looked at
his companions, but mostly he looked at Master Cho.  "So, we've sunk Krael, probably
annoying every Historic Preservationist in the Andorian League.  What do we do for an
encore?"
     "As a group, I think... nothing," the old Adantri said.
     Old Doc Circ bristled.  "We're concerned citizens and not without skills," the
alchemist said.
     Sedalia had been drawing circles on the tabletop with his mug, studying them as
though they would reveal the secrets of the universe.  Now he looked up.  "I think
he's right, Circ."  He held up a hand to stop the automatic protest.  "Cho's a
magician--"
     "A wizard," Cho growled.  "It isn't the same thing at all."
     "A wizard, then.  And we are gladiators, Lord Protectors, and have other skills.
Which would suit us, I think, for the task of calling on the king."
     "Ah."  Circ leaned back.  "An interesting concept.  I have wondered, in between
trying to pull the fangs of a rabid wizard, or magician as the case might be, and
preserve my own life, why the king has been so conspicuously absent in this affair.
Yes.  That is something that we could and should do."  He glanced at Gissanniah.
     The young woman nodded.  "Okay, I'm up for that.  When do we start?"
     "Plans and packing tonight," Sedalia said, "and we get on the road in the
morning."

Aruak City:

     Fandil took a deep breath.  The procedure outlined by the golem--the way to
destroy it and deprive Khaldren of that power and give the Aruaki a chance to recover
from whatever Khaldren had done to them--was easier than he had expected.
Complicated, a lot of steps that had to be in the right order and the right timing,
but not difficult.  He could do this.  He would probably die in the doing, but... he
took another deep breath.  Could he live with himself if he didn't do?  No, he could
not.
     So.  He ran through it once more with the golem, just to be sure he hadn't
missed anything, and nodded.  "Let's do it," he said.
     The golem flashed a sequence of lights.  Fandil could feel the currents of power
shifting.  Another sequence, more shifting.  Complex patterns.  Changes in balance
within the web of energies.  He had the mental image of a sort of hole forming in the
universe.  His cue.  No time left for hesitation.  He gathered his own energies and
sprang into the opening.  Metaphorically, physically, either or both.
     Arcane dimensions whirled around him.  He had an impression of vast hands
shuffling a deck of cards, images of himself as a youth, an old man, as he had been
in his physical prime, as a dead man, of his parents before his conception, of other
selves, his present self being torn apart by the powers he was rousing, all cascaded
through his mind.  The last image seemed the more likely to happen.  Fandil suspected
that he was being offered a choice, and that it was a test of some kind.  But there
was only one choice he could live with and still be himself.  Health, humility,
honor--well, except for the health, which was likely to vanish as the golem imploded.
He was aware of the golem waiting without impatience or concern to be destroyed.
     Speech seemed to be called for.  He said, "I choose as I have chosen.  Health,
humility, honor.  What I can do here for the good of all, I do.  Whatever the price,
I pay it."
     Forces that had been orbiting this non-place like comets turned inward, diving
into the center where he held the focus.  They would meet in and through him and the
golem.

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 290): LORD BYRON of SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 583): DIRK DARKBLADE of IMMORTALS (Dartor, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 582): SCRUFF of THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 575): JACKSON of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 572): MANUEL PEREZ of MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 571): FLEX of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 569): PIKE of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 564): NULN of I TRAINED THEM (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 534): TRIANGLE MAN of NEUROMANCERS (Rude Buddha, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 525): FORANDIN of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 516): MICK JAGGER of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 238): INSOLENT IRIS of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 418): NO WAY! of SUPERIOR FORCES 5405 (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 192): OBSESSION of SCENT OF A WOMAN (The Sentinel, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 468): LUCIAS CLAY of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 290): SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 583): BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 582): THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 575): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 572): MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 571): AMAZONS (?, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 569): GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 564): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 534): LETHAL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 525): WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 516): FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 238): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 417): WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 192): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 468): SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 583): JACKHAMMER of NEVERWAKE (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 569): PIKE of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 563): DR TRINAIRE of RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 524): VALGARD of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 516): JUANITA of FANIDLS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 237): SHY ANN of SITTEES (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 417): LENALGIRE of WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 191): AIKEN of SUPERIOR FORCES Y4 (Manager, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster here with my bag to give you the news on last 
week's fights.  Say good-bye to LENPROS, as they are pushed from the coveted top team 
spot by the GOTHIC stable.  Coming up with a solid 3-0-0 outing, I TRAINED THEM has 
advanced 4 places in the rankings.  Hey everybody, watch out for CREO, who flew up 18 
points in the rankings after mashing BAINES like a melon.  Keep your eye on this gal. 
Ya know, some days it doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  PRINCE POLIOLES lost to 
FRANKLINS TOWER and drops 10 points.  Our battling duelmaster NULN has managed to 
hold the title, fending off DON FRANCIS' none too subtle advances.  Better luck next 
time, LENPROS.  4 out of 5 gladiators surveyed protect the body, so try and avoid 
aiming at that location.   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the IAYE arena.  Did you hear 
that THE WARLOCKS was most avoided team this week?  Well, knowing the personal 
hygiene of THE WARLOCKS' warriors, I'm not surprised!  And you guys like to boo me?  
Well, unsling your rasberries, cause LENPROS beats feet every time THE WARLOCKS 
smiles at them.  Try farming, eh?  And who is this JACK STRAW you ask, with 125 
points and a 11-3-1 record.  Ooh, the tales I could tell!   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  Ask not the elves for counsel, for they 
will say both yes and no.  Silly buggers, eh?   
     Well, there's the manager of the IAYE giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 
'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some 
tracks.  Its been fun, and I'm sure you enjoyed it (boos).  Now that I've got you 
worked up for Snide Clemens, I'll be leaving-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NULN 4431                    10   1  1   138       I TRAINED THEM (331)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JACK STRAW 4722              11   3  1   125       THE WARLOCKS (430)
-STINGER 4098                  9  11  0   104       RANDOM (391)
 RILLION 4313                 10   5  0   102       I TRAINED THEM (331)
 KLINK 4647                   22  12  0    95       THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)
 DON FRANCIS 4619             10   7  0    91       LENPROS (145)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOPT 4103                    10   8  0    85       RANDOM (391)
 FENCE POST 4604              17  33  0    84       RED DOG GANG (356)
 PRIVATE PERNA 4690           10   7  1    83       LENPROS (145)
-GADGET 4528                  10  10  1    78       RESCUE RANGERS II (385)
-ISPEP 4527                    9   5  0    78       RANDOM (391)
 OUT OF TIME 4681             16  12  1    73       GAMEHENDGE (299)
 IRISH CREAM 4654             13  18  0    73       RED DOG GANG (356)
 WINDSONG 4702                10  11  1    69       RED DOG GANG (356)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FRANKLINS TOWER 4725          8   6  0    56       THE WARLOCKS (430)
 OZZIE CANSECO 4723           10   4  0    51       THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)
-BROTHER J.J. 4728             5   3  0    47       LENPROS (145)
 CREO 4765                     3   0  0    42       GOTHIC (458)
 MAJOR KOHLER 4716             7   7  1    37       LENPROS (145)
 WORLD CHUMPS 4726             9   5  0    35       THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)
 PRINCE POLIOLES 4742          4   3  0    35       LENPROS (145)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAD CARMENCITA 4766           3   0  1    33       RED DOG GANG (356)
 BAINES 4724                   8   6  0    30       GAMEHENDGE (299)
 BARNABAS 4598                 3   0  0    29       I TRAINED THEM (331)
 HELP ON THE WAY 4717          6   8  1    27       THE WARLOCKS (430)
-CELL BLABBER 4616             5   6  1    25       WORLDLY DECLINE (445)
 THOUGHT POLICEMAN 4736        4   5  1    24       WORLDLY DECLINE (445)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 UMBRAE 4764                   2   1  0    21       GOTHIC (458)
-KID MEDICATION 4713           3   7  0    16       WORLDLY DECLINE (445)
 ETNIES 4758                   0   3  0    15       RESCUE RANGERS II (385)
 ANIMULA 4762                  2   1  0    14       GOTHIC (458)
 LITTLE ROCKY 4768             1   0  0    11       RED DOG GANG (356)
-DREAM OF DAY 4750             1   0  0    10       RANDOM (391)
 RED HOT 4748                  1   2  0    10       RESCUE RANGERS II (385)
 IANUA 4761                    1   2  0     8       GOTHIC (458)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROAD RAGER 4759               1   2  0     5       WORLDLY DECLINE (445)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
CIRCE 4763              0  2 0 GOTHIC 458           MAD CARMENCITA 4766   564   
MAPT 4100              12 11 0 RANDOM 391           JACK STRAW 4722       564   
LADY WOOF 4715          8  5 0 RED DOG GANG 356     PRIVATE PERNA 4690    562   
PORN ADDICT 4729        0  1 0 WORLDLY DECLINE 445  MOUNTAIN TROLL        565  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Nuln -- Who trained you?  You're pretty darn good.  A salute to the Duelmaster. --
Lenpro

Well done on your final fight, Trinaire.  I should have beaten you, but I wasn't even
in the match. -- Don Francis

Happy New Year all!  On Lenpros New Year's Eve wish list:  Clemson 44 - Auburn 0. --
Lenpro the wishful

Ghost Of Lady Woof -- Now that is a great idea!  I like 'em big! -- Private Perna

Fence Post -- I gave it my all and it took every bit of it! -- Private Perna

World Chumps -- I'm feeling pretty good about that one.  Those 'roids didn't do you
much good, eh? -- Brother J.J.

Etnies -- I'll take it, but it seemed like a pretty unfair match-up to me.  Perhaps
you should add prayers to the MUGS on your Christmas list? -- Major Kohler

Health.  Humility.  Honor.  Iaye Forever! -- Lenpro

Don Francis -- Tish.  You surely didn't think you could take ME, a Lady Protector?
Of course not, you're too smart for such foolish notions.  You thought you could
learn from me, and I was pleased to teach you.  Use those skills in good health. --
Dr Trinaire

Private Perna -- I see it now, so clearly!  You are that next to the lowest of the
low, a fence-cutter!  A violater of boundaries, a grass thief!  You're a vile person,
and if I had the time, I would hit you upside the head.  But I've got to get this
fence back up and on the job. -- Fence Post

Ghost of Circe -- Jorja says I didn't mean to kill you.  I guess that might be true,
she's the manager and should know, but, well, I got a real rush out of that.  It was
TOTALLY awesome, the way the blood came out in FOUNTAINS and rained all over the
arena.  Gods, I loved that!  Well, okay, now that I think about it, I do wish you
hadn't died.  If you were still alive, we could do it again. -- Mad Carmencita

Rillio -- (mightily impressed)  Somebody TRAINED you?  Wow, that's just amazing.  You
were so lucky!  I wish somebody had trained ME. -- Windsong

Klink -- (panting heavily)  I just don't know how you DO that.  I get dizzy, and then
I get tired, and then I fall over. -- Irish Cream

Arenamaster Penrue -- Point, huh?  I could do Point.  Sure, give me some names. -- Dr
Trinaire

22 December 2007
All -- Just that tired old reminder to check your e-mail settings when you send ads
and such.  Please send stuff as plain text rather than as HTML or formatted text.
HAL, being the simple golem it is, doesn't know what to do with anything other than
plain text.  Note, this also means it doesn't know what to do with "smart" or "curly"
quotes, whether single or double, em-dashes (rendered here as two hyphens "--") or
everyone's favourite ellipsis (..., aka three dots). -- A public self-service
announcement from your Ed.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

PORN ADDICT was barely slain by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
MOPT was vanquished by JACK STRAW in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud battle.
ANIMULA was demolished by MAD CARMENCITA in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud fight.
PRIVATE PERNA was bested by KLINK in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
UMBRAE defeated ETNIES in a 2 minute Challenge match.
BARNABAS bested HELP ON THE WAY in a 1 minute Challenge brawl.
IANUA was vanquished by WORLD CHUMPS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
NULN beat DON FRANCIS in a 3 minute gory master's Title brawl.
RILLION handily defeated WINDSONG in a 1 minute uneven melee.
FENCE POST was viciously subdued by OUT OF TIME in a 13 minute veteran's duel.
IRISH CREAM defeated OZZIE CANSECO in a 2 minute brutal fight.
FRANKLINS TOWER handily defeated PRINCE POLIOLES in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
BAINES was narrowly defeated by CREO in a 4 minute master vs. amateur upset match.
MAJOR KOHLER narrowly defeated THOUGHT POLICEMAN in a popular 3 minute bloody brawl.
RED HOT overcame SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 5 minute beginner's fight.
ROAD RAGER was overpowered by LITTLE ROCKY in a dull 6 minute brutal uneven struggle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       5         PARRY-LUNGE       25 -  11 -  0      69  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -   5 -  0      64  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         LUNGING ATTACK    28 -  17 -  1      62  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         PARRY-STRIKE      11 -  11 -  2      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         BASHING ATTACK    16 -  17 -  1      48  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         AIMED BLOW        26 -  33 -  0      44  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL     13 -  17 -  1      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         TOTAL PARRY        9 -  15 -  0      38  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK    4 -   7 -  1      36  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   3 -  0      25  |

Turn 565 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     3 -  1     AIMED BLOW         2 -  3         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         2  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  3         2  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      NULN 4431                  10   1  1  138 I TRAINED THEM (331)
PARRY-STRIKE     JACK STRAW 4722            11   3  1  125 THE WARLOCKS (430)
SLASHING ATTACK  RILLION 4313               10   5  0  102 I TRAINED THEM (331)
AIMED BLOW       DON FRANCIS 4619           10   7  0   91 LENPROS (145)
STRIKING ATTACK  PRIVATE PERNA 4690         10   7  1   83 LENPROS (145)
TOTAL PARRY      OUT OF TIME 4681           16  12  1   73 GAMEHENDGE (299)
LUNGING ATTACK   CREO 4765                   3   0  0   42 GOTHIC (458)
BASHING ATTACK   PRINCE POLIOLES 4742        4   3  0   35 LENPROS (145)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is KLINK 4647.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
MAJOR KOHLER 4716.  The ten other most popular fighters were CREO 4765, THOUGHT 
POLICEMAN 4736, NULN 4431, DON FRANCIS 4619, IRISH CREAM 4654, PORN ADDICT 4729, JACK 
STRAW 4722, MAD CARMENCITA 4766, UMBRAE 4764, and RILLION 4313.

The least popular fighter this week was FENCE POST 4604.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ROAD RAGER 4759, OUT OF TIME 4681, LITTLE ROCKY 4768, RED HOT 4748, 
PRINCE POLIOLES 4742, OZZIE CANSECO 4723, WINDSONG 4702, IANUA 4761, HELP ON THE WAY 
4717, and MOPT 4103.