DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/05/2008    Duedate: 03/18/2008

IAYE ARENA

DM-30    TURN-570

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

KLINK
THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)
(30-4647) [25-14-0,103]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

KLINK                          POSITION IS EMPTY
THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)     
(30-4647) [25-14-0,103]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

IRISH CREAM                    WINDSONG
RED DOG GANG (356)             RED DOG GANG (356)
(30-4654) [15-21-0,96]         (30-4702) [13-13-1,86]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)  24
2. LENPROS (145)               18      THE WARLOCKS (430)
3. THE WARLOCKS (430)          13      Unchartered Team
4. GAMEHENDGE (299)             8
5. WORLDLY DECLINE (445)        0      EILEAH (398)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 THE WARLOCKS (430)       185 117 11 61.3   1/ 2 THE A'S -- LOSERS  (431)  8  1 0
 2/ 2 LENPROS (145)            986 647 29 60.4   2/ 1 RED DOG GANG (356)        8  7 0
 3/ 3 THE A'S -- LOSERS  (431) 237 186  7 56.0   3/ 3 THE WARLOCKS (430)        5  4 1
 4/ 4 GAMEHENDGE (299)         201 178 11 53.0   4/ 6 LENPROS (145)             5  4 0
 5- 5 WORLDLY DECLINE (445)     66  70  5 48.5   5/ 5 GAMEHENDGE (299)          4  2 0
 6/ 6 RED DOG GANG (356)       546 715 12 43.3   6- 4 WORLDLY DECLINE (445)     2  0 0
 7- 7*TEMPLAR ROGUES (449)       3   8  1 27.3   7- 7*TEMPLAR ROGUES (449)      0  1 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 #29 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Elsewhere:

     Fandil blinked, surprised to have eyes to blink with and a setting to blink at.
True, there wasn't much to see here.  It seemed a limbo-ish type of place.  A room,
minimally indicated by gray walls, floor, ceiling.  No windows.  No obvious lighting.
Something that might, if you were feeling generous, be called a table and a couple of
very basic chairs.
     Limbo was not unexpected, but he had never imagined it to be furnished.  He
touched one of the chairs curiously.  It didn't feel like any particular type of
material, wood or metal or whatever, but it felt solid.  Real.  Ready to support him.
And he definitely wanted to sit down and do some thinking.
     With a shrug, he sat in the chair, let his hands rest on the table.  Okay.  He
was sitting, and his old bones were glad of that.  Now to think.
     First, was he alive, dead, or something in between?  Hmm.  Of itself, that
probably didn't matter.  It was what he could DO that mattered.  He had something
that certainly seemed to be his familiar body, and until proven otherwise, he would
assume that it would function more or less as it always had.  He wiggled the fingers
of one hand in demonstration of that.
     He wasn't about to fire off a spell without knowing where he was and what might
be affected; that would be irresponsible.  But he could sense an Arcanum.  Not
powerful, but it seemed steady.  He sifted through the commoner spells, just looking
at the patterns in his mind and not attempting to energize any of them.  He could
probably cast a spell here.  Better not to do so until he had some prupose beyond
just "seeing if he could do it."
     So he was probably as functional as he could expect to be, and maybe more.
Fine.  Where was he, and could he go somewhere else?
     "Fancy meeting you here!"
     Fandil jumped and looked around quickly.  Cho was walking toward the table.
Questions crowded his thoughts.  He picked one.  "Where are we?"
     Cho shrugged and settled into the other chair with a sigh.  "Nowhere
particular," he said.  "Think of it as... time out.  And how did you get here?"
     "That was going to be next question," the Ardiventi mage said, "closely followed
by 'how do we leave?'  I don't know how I got here."  He paused and frowned,
searching his memory.  "The golem at the arena did something.  I think this was meant
to be an alternative to dying by implosion.  As such, I like it.  And you?"
     "I'm just passing through on my way to somewhere else.  This is, um, a short
cut."
     Fandil laughed.  He hadn't thought he could laugh right now, but Cho said the
damnedest things with a straight face and such a reasonable tone!  When he could
stop, he asked, "How do I get back to Alastari from here?"
     "That's, well, Alastari is a strange place to get to because it's so tangled up
in multiversal quantum strings, but it shouldn't actually be hard."  Cho paused,
frowning at nothing.  "Are you familiar with the Nexian Gate?"
     "Certainly.  That's a basic transfer point for--"
     "Good.  Fix your mind on the Nexia, close your eyes, and start walking?"
     "That's all?"
     "Yes."  Cho gestured around at the grayness.  "This isn't exactly a 'place', you
see.  It's more like a state of mind, and a lot harder to reach than Nexia.  A lot
easier to leave than to arrive here, too."
     "Good.  Somehow I didn't expect it to be simple.  Ah... what about you?"
     "Business Elsewhere," Cho said.  "Rather messy.  You're well out of it."

Zorpunt:

     Adie put all her will into the spear of flame.  It was by the will that it was
thrown, not the hand.  Whatever wickedness Khaldren intended here, he would not
survive to encompass it.  A distant part of her mind kept telling her to get her
anger under control, but she had held in her long and fully justified anger at what
he was doing for too long.  Restraint merely let him do more.  And she was tired of
being restrained.  She poured out her wrath without hesitation.  Khaldren had
gathered the fuel for this fire, let him roast in it.
     All his stronghold was on fire now, roaring up into the night sky.  Everything
flammable burned, stones cracked and fell.  Bursts of strongly colored flame showed
where some spellbook or magical device was consumed.  Good!  Let them all burn.  Let
there be nothing left for any other foolish and ambitious mage to find and use.
     She became aware of someone calling her name and pulled her attention away from
the fire.  Reluctantly, because it was HER fire, and it was doing HER work of
destruction here.  She saw Fandil standing well back from the flames and waving to
get her attention.  She went toward him, then frowned as he backed farther away.
     "Put out your fires, Adie!"
     She looked around, then realized he meant the fires with which she was cloaked.
She quenched them.  Slowly, not because it was difficult but because she... didn't
want to?  She would not let Khaldren infect her that way!  "What happened in Aruak
City?"
     "It's a long story, but the device has been destroyed there," Fandil said.  "How
about helping the fire-fighters before all Zorpunt burns down?"

Iaye:

     Senator Sedalia dropped his carpetbag on the floor just inside the doorway to
the Lenpros guildhouse.  To him the muted thump sounded weary.  And the gods knew he
was weary enough himself, and Old Doc Circ and Gissanniah as well.
     His manager, who had been sitting in front of the fire with a brandy snifter
cradled in his hand, looked up.  "How did it go?"
     Sedalia shook his head.  "It didn't go at all," he said.  "For two days all we
got was a run-around, and flunkies telling us that 'the king is too busy to see
you'."  He lowered himself into the other chair, glad of the warmth of the fire.  It
had been foul weather for traveling, rain or snow the whole time.  "Finally they told
us the king had gone to the Isle 'to observe the tourney' and would not be returning
'for some time'.  Pfaugh!  What kind of king runs off to the Isle when his people are
suffering?"
     Lenpro raised an eyebrow, firelight reflecting in his eyes.  "A king who is
courting a popular rebellion," he said.

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 293): LORD BYRON of SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 587): SAFFRON SKUNK of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 587): ABBOTT of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 580): JEROME of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 576): MANUEL PEREZ of MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 576): KEG STAND of BARHOPPERS (Apex, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 573): CAYLON MCCANN of STEEL CRUSADE (Cassius Calvata, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 569): IRISH CREAM of RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 538): SELVUN of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 529): LORIMINA of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 520): CADDO SCOT of BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 240): PAS DE QUARTIER of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 422): ELEPHANT DUNG of WILD KINGDOM (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 194): I OF THE KNEE DOLL of HAZAARDS OF CLONING (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 472): VAJRA VALMEJAR of SCARLET KNIGHTS (Armalias, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 293): SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 587): BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 587): OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 580): MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 576): MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 576): GOTTA GET A CLUE (?, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 573): STEEL CRUSADE (Cassius Calvata, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 569): RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 538): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 529): WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 520): FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 240): FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 421): THE EXILED ONES (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 194): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 472): SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 585): FARSHOT of NEVERWAKE (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 587): 100% of NO-HALF STEPPING (?, mgr.)
              (turn 586): SCRUFF of THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 575): DR HOOK of THE RED BLADES (Bill the Bard, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 538): SELVUN of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
              (turn 537): BELLA DEANE of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 529): LORIMINA of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 520): BUNKER of SONS OF TULL (Gerald Bostock, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 239): INSOLENT IRIS of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 191): AIKEN of SUPERIOR FORCES Y4 (Manager, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     I don't LIKE to be hit there, you Bad Person!  It makes me ANGRY.  And I may not
be a mastiff or a pit bull, but I'm not totally helpless, you know.  Take that!

                                    Irish Cream

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, IAYE?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens before? 
Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Later days, RED DOG GANG, since THE A'S -- LOSERS 
II took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  Gee, I'm impressed, a 
3-0-0 is nice, but don't get cocky, THE A'S -- LOSERS II, the Fates teach humility, 
and the Fates are proud.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed to see PRINCESS 
KURTZ win a fight and gain 14 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, FENCE POST beat PRIVATE 
PERNA and PRIVATE PERNA lost 9 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And it's out with 
the old, in with the new, as KLINK takes the Title and last week's bar tab from the 
old Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  The Dragon's Blood Inn, humph!  I've tasted better ale at 
mortuaries.  Where do they get this stuff?  From IAYE's trash dumps?   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.  RED DOG GANG, I suppose you'll be glad to know you 
were this turn's most avoided team.  Care to know who is the most afraid of you?  And 
who led the way in this mass act of cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It 
was LENPROS.  Ha ha ha ha!  FENCE POST was challenged more times this turn than the 
Duelmaster.  Now was the DM insulted or feared?  Heh, heh.   
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  Titanium shields and bamboo daggers, guess 
what brave team is developing these kinds of weapons?   
     There's got to be a better place in IAYE to get a drink than The Dragon's Blood 
Inn!  Any suggestions?  Just wait 'till next time I show up here, I won't be so nice! 
So nyaaah!  Glad to see the back of this place-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KLINK 4647                   25  14  0   103       THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DON FRANCIS 4619             12   7  0   117       LENPROS (145)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FENCE POST 4604              19  36  0   100       RED DOG GANG (356)
 JACK STRAW 4722              15   4  1    97       THE WARLOCKS (430)
 IRISH CREAM 4654             15  21  0    96       RED DOG GANG (356)
 FRANKLINS TOWER 4725         13   6  1    94       THE WARLOCKS (430)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WINDSONG 4702                13  13  1    86       RED DOG GANG (356)
 PRIVATE PERNA 4690           11  10  1    77       LENPROS (145)
 WORLD CHUMPS 4726            14   5  0    73       THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)
 OUT OF TIME 4681             18  15  1    70       GAMEHENDGE (299)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OZZIE CANSECO 4723           13   6  0    60       THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)
 BAINES 4724                  11   8  0    59       GAMEHENDGE (299)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BROTHER J.J. 4728             6   5  0    46       LENPROS (145)
-THOUGHT POLICEMAN 4736        6   6  1    45       WORLDLY DECLINE (445)
 MAD CARMENCITA 4766           7   1  1    44       RED DOG GANG (356)
 PRINCE POLIOLES 4742          5   5  0    39       LENPROS (145)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HELP ON THE WAY 4717          6  13  1    32       THE WARLOCKS (430)
-CELL BLABBER 4616             5   6  1    25       WORLDLY DECLINE (445)
-ERTUS CHAR 4735               3   0  1    25       TEMPLAR ROGUES (449)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-THE BITTER QUEEN 4770         2   1  1    22       WORLDLY DECLINE (445)
 PRINCESS KURTZ 4776           1   1  0    17       LENPROS (145)
 LITTLE ROCKY 4768             5   1  0    16       RED DOG GANG (356)
-KID MEDICATION 4713           3   7  0    16       WORLDLY DECLINE (445)
-ROAD RAGER 4759               1   4  0     7       WORLDLY DECLINE (445)
-DURTH CHAR 4732               0   1  0     4       TEMPLAR ROGUES (449)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Fence Post -- That took effort!  It was like chopping down a tree! -- Private Perna
(needing the exercise)

Little Rocky -- You flimflammed me out of my rightful inheritance.  You cad! --
Princess Kurtz

Ozzie -- I think you fought best.  Perhaps YOU are the Prince? -- Prince Polioles

Congratulations Irish Cream!  Champion of all Iaye!  Salute. -- Lenpro

Fence Post -- Sorry.  I didn't mean to be disrespectful.  I thought you WANTED
watering? -- Don Francis

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

Private Perna -- You fool!  Fence-cutting is a hanging offense, you know!  It's just
a darned good thing it wasn't a Public fence-cutting. -- Fence Post, painfully
whacked
P.S.  I consider it grossly unfair that the wretched DOG got the title.  What did he
do to deserve it?  He's as disrespectufly to fences as you are.  Dig under them,
violate the posts, all manner of disgusting behavior.  It's infamous!

Klink -- I thought you were supposed to lose.  Still, for such a useful set of
skills, I guess I can take the loss.  This time.  Don't do it again. -- Windsong

Help on the Way -- Oh, yes, people SAY that.  But they don't really MEAN it, you
know.  That's just to keep you quiet while THEY run away.  You can't really trust
humans, you see.  And they say *I* am mad!  Amazing powers of denial.  Dogs are more
honest. -- Mad Carmencita

Princess Kurtz -- Yeah, okay, it was a well-meant offer.  I guess.  But I'm no "royal
lap-dog."  I'm an alley dog.  A fighting dog.  You don't want me in your lap.  Trust
me on this. -- Little Rocky

Lenpro -- Well...she smells good. -- Little Rocky

     As threatened, here is a current manager list for this arena.  Let me know if
     I've gotten anyone's name wrong! -- The Saint, keeper of lists
     GAMEHENDGE         Malaquar      THE A'S -- LOSERS     Malaquar
     LENPROS            Lenpro        THE WARLOCKS          Malaquar
     RED DOG GANG       Leeta         WORLDLY DECLINE       ?
     TEMPLAR ROGUES     Visionist

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

PRIVATE PERNA was devastated by FENCE POST in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
PRINCE POLIOLES vanquished LITTLE ROCKY in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
IRISH CREAM was narrowly defeated by KLINK in a 2 minute expert's Title fight.
JACK STRAW devastated NOBLE ASSASSIN in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
WINDSONG defeated OUT OF TIME in a crowd pleasing 2 minute master's match.
FRANKLINS TOWER vanquished NOBLE ASSASSIN in a exciting 1 minute mismatched fight.
WORLD CHUMPS bested KUNG-FU MASTER in a 2 minute competition.
OZZIE CANSECO overpowered VISITING ORC in a 1 minute uneven melee.
BAINES vanquished VISITING ORC in a 2 minute uneven duel.
MAD CARMENCITA defeated HELP ON THE WAY in a 2 minute duel.
PRINCESS KURTZ vanquished POLITE BEGGAR 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|
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         PARRY-STRIKE      13 -   5 -  1      72  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         PARRY-LUNGE       18 -   8 -  0      69  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         LUNGING ATTACK    18 -  10 -  1      64  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   5 -  0      58  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL     17 -  16 -  1      52  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         TOTAL PARRY       14 -  15 -  0      48  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW        22 -  24 -  1      48  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK    5 -   6 -  1      45  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         BASHING ATTACK    12 -  16 -  1      43  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   2 -  0      33  |

Turn 570 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      KLINK 4647                 25  14  0  103 THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)
PARRY-STRIKE     JACK STRAW 4722            15   4  1   97 THE WARLOCKS (430)
AIMED BLOW       FRANKLINS TOWER 4725       13   6  1   94 THE WARLOCKS (430)
STRIKING ATTACK  PRIVATE PERNA 4690         11  10  1   77 LENPROS (145)
TOTAL PARRY      OUT OF TIME 4681           18  15  1   70 GAMEHENDGE (299)
WALL OF STEEL    BAINES 4724                11   8  0   59 GAMEHENDGE (299)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is IRISH CREAM 4654.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was WINDSONG 4702.  The ten other most popular fighters were MAD CARMENCITA 
4766, JACK STRAW 4722, FRANKLINS TOWER 4725, WORLD CHUMPS 4726, OZZIE CANSECO 4723, 
FENCE POST 4604, PRINCE POLIOLES 4742, IRISH CREAM 4654, KLINK 4647, and BAINES 4724.

The least popular fighter this week was OUT OF TIME 4681.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were HELP ON THE WAY 4717, LITTLE ROCKY 4768, PRIVATE PERNA 4690, 
PRINCESS KURTZ 4776, BAINES 4724, KLINK 4647, IRISH CREAM 4654, PRINCE POLIOLES 4742, 
FENCE POST 4604, and OZZIE CANSECO 4723.