DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/10/2009    Duedate: 06/23/2009

IAYE ARENA

DM-30    TURN-603

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SIR CARLSON
LENPROS (145)
(30-4777) [25-5-0,108]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SIR CARLSON                    LIPS
LENPROS (145)                  HER BEST ASSETS (461)
(30-4777) [25-5-0,108]         (30-4811) [2-0-0,23]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SPUD                           SPUD
RED DOG GANG (356)             RED DOG GANG (356)
(30-4783) [15-12-0,98]         (30-4783) [15-12-0,98]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

LENPROS (145)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. HER BEST ASSETS (461)       18
2. RED DOG GANG (356)          12      LENPROS (145)
3. THE WARLOCKS (430)           1      Unchartered Team
4. RAGGED EDGE (454)            0
5. GAMEHENDGE (299)            -8      HER BEST ASSETS (461)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 LENPROS (145)            %1086 679 32 61.5   1/ 1 LENPROS (145)            13  2 0
 2/ 2 THE WARLOCKS (430)       207 144 12 59.0   2/ 2 RED DOG GANG (356)        8  7 0
 3- 3*RAGGED EDGE (454)         18  16  0 52.9   3/ 4*HER BEST ASSETS (461)     3  2 0
 4/ 4 GAMEHENDGE (299)         218 217 11 50.1   4- 3*RAGGED EDGE (454)         3  7 0
 5/ 5 RED DOG GANG (356)       631 793 13 44.3   5/ 5 GAMEHENDGE (299)          1  2 0
 6/ 6*HER BEST ASSETS (461)      6   9  1 40.0   6/ 6 THE WARLOCKS (430)        0  3 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 #30 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

West of Fratsfa:

     Fandil didn't like the idea of leaving Ravishing Redbud alone to face the
hunters coming through the woods, but he was not a fool.  There was more at stake
here than his pride, after all.  "If we can get to ground on the other side of this
ravine and move on up the mountain without being seen, we'll do so.  You follow when
you can.  I don't like to leave you, but...."
     "Finding and stopping the magician is important," she finished for him, nodding.
"Good plan, but don't forget that the hunters have hounds.  See you later--I
promise!"
     Fandil saluted her silently, for the stand she was about to make, and also for
her youth and innocent certainty that all would work out as she expected.  He hoped
she was right.  One more stare into the darkening woods, an assessment of the sounds
of horses and hounds moving through the brush, and then he moved carefully back to
the trunk of the tree and around it.
     There was enough light for him to see Elosjon clinging tensely to a mostly-
upright branch.  The young mage was white-faced but had managed a mask of calm.
"What do we do next?" he asked.
     "We keep moving," Fandil said, keeping his voice low.  "Redbud will deal with
these hunters, one way or another.  Our job is to get up the mountain and locate this
magician."
     "But--"
     "She is a trained and capable fighter and has, ahem, other skills that will also
aid her in stopping and distracting a party of men.  She has her job and we have
ours, Elosjon."  Fandil edged past him and farther out along the limb.
     Transferring to the next tree was tricky, but he managed it.  He had a spell on
the tip of his mind ready to serve as a safety net, but he managed without that.
Moved far enough along to stand firmly on a good, thick branch, turned, and looked
back.  Elosjon was hesitating on the other tree, on the other side of this ravine.
Might as well give him a minute or two to summon up his resolve.  Fandil squinted to
the right and left.  A good, deep, steep-sided ravine, and neither end in sight.  If
it was long enough, the hunters wouldn't even consider trying to go around.  Good.  A
true barrier to pursuit.  That there might be hostile forces on this side of the
ravine was a problem for later.
     Ah, here he came now.  Mincing steps.  Nervous clutchings at any other branches
within reach.  The boy looked a bit silly, but Fandil was not moved to laugh; he was
going forward in the face of obvious fear, which was the best working definition of
courage.  It wasn't the looks of a thing that mattered, just the substance.
     Horns and hounds closer now, near the other side of the ravine.  An outburst of
shouting.  Fandil's fingers twitched, but he was nearly certain that any serious
magic used here--and it would take that to deal with the hunt magically--would be
detectable up the mountain at Mountain Home.  If the magician up there was watching,
and he'd be a fool not to.  Nothing so far had indicated that their opponent was a
fool.  Coming so close to bringing down the Andorian League required competence and
alertness as well as malice and cunning.
     The loud voices reached a crescendo and stopped.  To Fandil, that silence seemed
more... thoughtful than ominous.  He motioned to Elosjon to hurry, hoping the young
mage could see him.  Apparently so.

     Elosjon made it to the farthest tip of the first branch that would support him,
or that he believed would support him, and stared across at Fandil.  Down at the
ravine.  It was dark in here under the trees, but a sort of translucent darkness--
that was his trained magical perception, of course.  Or something to do with his
magical training, he'd never been sure exactly what.  The ravine was very deep, and
there were sharp rocks in the bottom.  It would be a really bad place to fall.  The
nearest sturdy-looking limb of the other tree was... six feet, at least.  Farther
away than he was tall, anyway.  He would have to step on an unreliably slim branch
and then... jump.  The prospect was not encouraging.  At all.  But he couldn't stay
here.  The old mage was counting on him.
     Besides, Fandil had done this.  He must be at least, well, pretty old, and HE
had done it.  The young man set his teeth, wiped his hands on his robe one at a time,
and reached for the next handhold.
     The branch quivered and flexed.  He tightened his grip and kept going.  Moved
faster, because he didn't think he could stand it to anticipate any longer.  Step,
step, jump.  Desperate clutch.  Scrabble with his feet, drag himself forward.
     He didn't fall.  That was a surprise; he had, he admitted now, expected to fall.  
But the branch he was on now was as firm as a branch could reasonably be.  He pried
the fingers of one hand off the twigs they were gripping and dried it on his robe.
Took a new, firmer grip and did the same with the other hand.  Took a deep breath.
His respect for magicians like Fandil, who went adventuring despite their ages, went
up a lot.  This adventuring stuff wasn't as easy as it looked.

       * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ *

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 309): CONCUSSION of CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 621): LILAC LIZARD of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 620): MR FANG of THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 608): HOT EIGHTEEN of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 610): PAUL WEIDORFER of MEDAL OF HONOR J4 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 607): GRIFLET IRVEL of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 606): AMARANTH of MENAGERIE (Ichabod Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 602): BAINES of GAMEHENDGE (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 572): THE FOOL of AQUARIAN TAROT (?, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 563): CHARLES DEGLOPPER of MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (The Anarchist)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 554): ANNA BEATRICE of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 257): BRAIN TUMOR of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 453): BILLY JOHNSON of 1949 YANKEES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 211): ALBUQUERQUE of WESTERN FRONTIERS (?, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 506): VAJRA VALMEJAR of SCARLET KNIGHTS (Armalias, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 309): CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 621): ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 620): ALL THE MUN'S MEN (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 608): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 610): MEDAL OF HONOOR J4 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 607): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 606): MENAGERIE (Ichabod Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 602): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 572): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 563): MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 554): DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 257): FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 453): WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 211): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 506): SUPERIOR FATHER et al (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 309): CONCUSSION of CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 621): LILAC LIZARD of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
                               MOCHA MONKEY of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 620): MR FANG of THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
              (turn 619): DALMORE of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 606): SUZETTE CREPPAY of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
               (turn 605): KNEE BREAKER of ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr.)
                           FLESH FLAYER of ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 601): LITTLE ROCKY of RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 571): DAY TURNER of MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 563): ROBERT DUNLAP of MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
                 (turn 562): TERRINDAR of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 553): BUM of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 210): TRYPTOPHAN of SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (Manager, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, warriors of IAYE!  Once again I've been called out of retirement for 
my abilities and insights into Spyreporting.  What's with SPECKLE?  He actually beat 
IAYE's FRIENDLY CONSTABLE, and walked away with 13 more points from the fight.  
Laughs were big at IAYE while they watched NOBLE ASSASSIN clobber LADY LIBERTY.  She 
lost 30 points and got bruised from objects thrown from the stands.  Apparently IAYE 
isn't filled with as many gutless wonders as I thought.  The Dreaded Duelmaster got 2 
challenges this turn!  LENPROS' hatred of GAMEHENDGE surfaced again as SIR CARLSON 
challenged IAYE's top dog.  I can barely restrain my enthusiam for LENPROS' 
outstanding member, Duelmaster SIR CARLSON.  Wouldn't it be nice to have live 
subjects to practice on?  I hear some team is looking into the uses of convicted 
prisoners.   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...  IAYE thinks THE WARLOCKS 
and their 207-144-12 is too much!  If at first you don't succeed, give up...  
Management must be dealin', as the boys at LENPROS ain't reelin'!  THE WARLOCKS' mad! 
     Warriors of IAYE unite.  You have only your games to lose!  Is it my 
imagination, or are fighters getting younger every day?  To die so young, so 
gloriously!   
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  All work 
and no play makes Olaf a dull fighter.  Work and play no fighter dull Olaf.  
Olaffighterwork and no play.  Remember--a good fighter needs both good skills and 
good luck.  Until next time,-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIR CARLSON 4777             25   5  0   108       LENPROS (145)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BAINES 4724                  22  30  0    99       GAMEHENDGE (299)
 SPUD 4783                    15  12  0    98       RED DOG GANG (356)
 MAYOR MCLAY 4784             15   6  2    97       LENPROS (145)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HELP ON THE WAY 4717         16  36  2    86       THE WARLOCKS (430)
 LADY LIBERTY 4792            11   4  0    75       LENPROS (145)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BROTHER DOBBIN 4795           9   2  0    63       LENPROS (145)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAJOR MARTIN 4807             8   0  0    53       LENPROS (145)
 MOONDOG 4790                 12  11  1    48       RED DOG GANG (356)
 DIGGITY DOG 4793              5   9  0    36       RED DOG GANG (356)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CHELYE 4699                   3   2  0    31       RAGGED EDGE (454)
-QORK ORKKIN 4698              3   2  0    25       RAGGED EDGE (454)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WARG 4701                     5   3  0    23       RAGGED EDGE (454)
 LIPS 4811                     2   0  0    23       HER BEST ASSETS (461)
-SERRIS 4697                   4   4  0    22       RAGGED EDGE (454)
-HIPS 4800                     2   0  0    22       HER BEST ASSETS (461)
-MODBLYE 4700                  3   5  0    14       RAGGED EDGE (454)
 SPECKLE 4819                  1   0  0    13       RED DOG GANG (356)
 FIFI DELITE 4810              1   5  0     8       RED DOG GANG (356)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
SMILE 4812              0  1 0 HER BEST ASSETS 461  STONE GOLEM           603  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Baines -- You fought like a champ and deserved the title.  Salute. -- Mayor McLay

Help On The Way -- I appreciated the win, but couldn't you teach a little more than
that?  An old fogey like you and all? -- Lady Liberty

Little Rocky -- I felt pretty good, you know? -- Sir Carlson

Warg -- I kind of like that new weapon, even though I have a few kinks to work out
with it.  Those are the only kind of kinks I am allowed to work on?  (wink) --
Brother Dobbin

The Honest Merchant -- I was just wondering how honest you are? -- Major Martin

Spud -- Uh, sure.  Hear ye.  Hear ye.  I like dogs.  Vote for me. -- Mayor McLay
P.S.  How was that?

All us Lenpros salute the DM, Baines.  Well done, Champ. -- Lenpro

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

Sir Carlson -- I wish I could write you a personal as long as that fight, but I
missed most of it.  What can I say, I fell asleep.  It was too long.  I'm a sprinter
type, really, even though Jorja didn't acknowledge that.  Well, okay, maybe not a
sprinter exactly, since the Commission insists that I favor very low/very low, but
still.  I have better things to do than stand around trading stares with you.  That's
the kind of thing a CAT would do. -- Little Rocky

Well, you know how it is, I didn't MEAN to bite him that hard.  But here was this
hairy guy with a rolled up, well, it was actually an arena fight program, I guess,
but it looked like a newspaper to me, and I just, well, I reacted naturally.  What
dog wouldn't?  There wasn't anywhere to hide, though I did try to climb onto the
arenamaster's shoulders, so I just had to bite him.  And let me tell you, he needs to
wash that beard.  I mean, I'm a dog, I'm not fussy about stuff like that,
particularly, but he needs to wash that beard. -- Spud

Chelye -- Okay, so your edge is ragged, *I* didn't do it.  It was more likely some
CAT, they're always clawing things ragged. -- Moondog

Dork Orkkin -- It could be that I'm less fussy than Spud, but what I think is that
you keep your beard cleaner.  Or something, maybe it's your beard oil that tastes
better?  Whatever.  Good job. -- Diggity Dog

Serris -- You!  Don't try to deceive me, you're a cat!  Only a cat would have that
totally irrational desire to claw my hair.  It could only have been worse if you'd
been a female cat. -- Fifi Delite
P.S.  And I just had it trimmed, too.

Sir Carlson -- Mind that bone has plenty of meat on it! -- Little Rocky

Major Martin -- Well, I figure that's what the arena's for, after all. -- Moondog

Sir Carlson -- I like a little kitty, too.  With catsup. -- Little Rocky

Arenamaster Penrue -- Of course I need lands!  A dog is always territorial.  It's our
nature.  But, hmm, taking the whole arena grounds for my territory... there's some
merit in that.  Lots of posts and things around the edges, which is good.  Let me
think about this. -- Little Rocky

     Don't take all day, there are other dogs looking for a place to call home. --
     Penrue

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SMILE was dealt death by STONE GOLEM in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
SIR CARLSON outwaited BAINES in a 14 minute expert's Challenge Title battle.
MAJOR MARTIN defeated MOONDOG in a 3 minute Challenge duel.
SPUD bested HELP ON THE WAY in a 2 minute veteran's contest.
MAYOR MCLAY overpowered NOBLE ASSASSIN in a 1 minute mismatched match.
LADY LIBERTY was devastated by NOBLE ASSASSIN in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
DIGGITY DOG was devastated by BROTHER DOBBIN in a 1 minute mismatched match.
FIFI DELITE was handily defeated by LIPS in a 1 minute gruesome uneven fight.
SPECKLE vanquished FRIENDLY CONSTABLE in a 1 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         TOTAL PARRY       23 -   8 -  0      74  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    10 -   4 -  0      71  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK     7 -   4 -  1      64  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -   9 -  1      57  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   5 -  0      44  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL      6 -  10 -  0      38  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW         8 -  16 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   8 -  0      27  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   6 -  0      25  |

Turn 603 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        1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  2         2  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2         1  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      SIR CARLSON 4777           25   5  0  108 LENPROS (145)
PARRY-LUNGE      SPUD 4783                  15  12  0   98 RED DOG GANG (356)
BASHING ATTACK   MAYOR MCLAY 4784           15   6  2   97 LENPROS (145)
LUNGING ATTACK   LADY LIBERTY 4792          11   4  0   75 LENPROS (145)
STRIKING ATTACK  BROTHER DOBBIN 4795         9   2  0   63 LENPROS (145)
PARRY-STRIKE     MOONDOG 4790               12  11  1   48 RED DOG GANG (356)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SPUD 4783.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
SMILE 4812.  The ten other most popular fighters were SPUD 4783, MAYOR MCLAY 4784, 
BROTHER DOBBIN 4795, LIPS 4811, MAJOR MARTIN 4807, MOONDOG 4790, SPECKLE 4819, HELP 
ON THE WAY 4717, LADY LIBERTY 4792, and DIGGITY DOG 4793.

The least popular fighter this week was SIR CARLSON 4777.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were BAINES 4724, FIFI DELITE 4810, DIGGITY DOG 4793, LADY LIBERTY 
4792, HELP ON THE WAY 4717, SPECKLE 4819, MOONDOG 4790, MAJOR MARTIN 4807, LIPS 4811, 
and BROTHER DOBBIN 4795.

                          SUMMER FACE-TO-FACE IN CLEVELAND!

Our summer FTF will be an eastern one this time, located in Cleveland, Ohio  on July 
17-19, 2009.  It will be held at the Holiday Inn in Strongsville, OH, at 15471 
Royalton Rd (440-238-8800).  Rooms are only $95.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy.  

There is a free shuttle from the airport, free parking, and free high-speed wireless 
internet in all guestrooms ($3/day in public space).  The hotel has an indoor pool, 
pool table, and hockey, and a fitness center.   The hotel is located 1/2 mile from the 
largest mall in Northeast Ohio, with indoor minigolf and pottery painting, and right 
next door to Iceland Arena, which offers open skate and skate rental.  They also have 
four bikes on property available for checkout, as the Metro parks are next door as 
well.  The rooms are blocked--ask for the "Reality Simulations" room block.  There are 
many restaurants and nightspots nearby and at the Mall, as well as a cafe in the 
hotel.  

The tournament information sheet will be out imminently.  We hope you're all looking 
forward to the tournament and that we will see you there!