DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/28/2009    Duedate: 11/10/2009

IAYE ARENA

DM-30    TURN-613

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

POSITION IS EMPTY

Chartered Recognition LeaderUnchartered Recognition Leader

POSITION IS EMPTY              JACK DANIELS
                               ALL JACKED UP (463)
                               (30-4813) [6-3-0,78]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SPUD                           JACK DANIELS
RED DOG GANG (356)             ALL JACKED UP (463)
(30-4783) [16-21-0,69]         (30-4813) [6-3-0,78]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

LENPROS (145)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. RED DOG GANG (356)          23
2. LENPROS (145)               17      LENPROS (145)
3. ALL JACKED UP (463)          9      Unchartered Team
4. HER BEST ASSETS (461)        6
5. THE WARLOCKS (430)           1      ALL JACKED UP (463)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*ALL JACKED UP (463)       28  17  4 62.2   1/ 1 LENPROS (145)            10  3 0
 2/ 2 LENPROS (145)            %1122 687 32 62.0   2/ 2*ALL JACKED UP (463)       8  7 3
 3/ 3 THE WARLOCKS (430)       208 153 12 57.6   3/ 3 RED DOG GANG (356)        6  8 0
 4/ 4 HER BEST ASSETS (461)     17  16  1 51.5   4/ 4 HER BEST ASSETS (461)     4  2 0
 5/ 5 RED DOG GANG (356)       650 823 14 44.1   5/ 5 THE WARLOCKS (430)        0  3 0
 6- 6 TEMPLAR ROGUES (449)       5  16  1 23.8   6- 6 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[ The Andorian Succession #36 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Fratsfa:

     Sizzling Sunflower had said that the obstacles on the way back to the true
Fratsfa, three mancats and two more ordinary men, would not be a problem and she
meant it.  After all, she was a skilled gladiator, a Lady Protector, and she had just
defeated the champion of this place, the vampire.  She was confident of her prowess,
and by the way they moved, she could see that her opponents were also confident--of
HER prowess.
     She smiled and moved into the attack, her blade flickering in diffused light of
this place.  Five opponents at once, well, she wasn't alone, either, and though
Lenpro was, from her point of view, old, she knew he was resolute and suspected that
he had considerable skill himself.  They could handle this.
     Her target was the group of mancats, Aruaki, probably, who had been frozen in
mid-change.  She judged them to be the most dangerous, and she was, after all, the
Lady Protector.  They seemed nervous, not at all eager to close with her, which
showed more intelligence than she'd expected of them.  Not that it would do them any
good.
     She grinned and leaped forward suddenly, right into the nearest one.  There was
a bright flash, almost blinding, but she didn't need to see to recognize the feeling
of her blade driving into flesh and bone.  She wrenched it free, blinking away after-
images, and pivoted toward where the next-closest had been.
     He wasn't there!  As her vision cleared, she saw that he was backing away, and
the other had frankly turned and run.  Well, she was going to get at least ONE more!
She bared her teeth in a snarl and stalked after the one still present and on his
feet.  Saw his eyes widen in true fear as he backed faster, apparently afraid to turn
his back on her.  He was blinking and squinting, too, and there was something wrong
with his shadow.
     "Sunflower!  Let him go--the portal is clear--"
     She did a little blinking of her own, shook her head but the voice didn't go
away.  Remembered finally that she had a partner here, and glanced around.
     Lenpro had both his men down, one was dead, she couldn't tell about the other.
He was squinting at her.
     "Let that creature go," he said.  "We have more important things to do.  Ah, you
might sheathe your sword...."
     She looked down at the blade in her hand and realized that it was hot gold,
bright as sunlight.  Reluctantly, it seemed a shame to hide that glorious light, she
slid it into the scabbard.  The world here seemed a lot darker after she did.  Would
it still blaze with sunlight in the ordinary world?  Perhaps not, but there was only
one way to find out.  She squared her shoulders and faced the portal.  "Let's go,"
she said.

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 314): CONSTERNATION of CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 631): STABLEBOY of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 630): HELENA of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 616): ELLIRN KOUL of MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 620): WILD FIRE of DISASTER (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 615): SAML ULRON of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 614): HERSHEL WILLIAMS of MEDAL OF HONOR F7 (The Anarchist, mgr)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 612): BROTHER DOBBIN of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 580): TERILEE LINZ of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 573): LUCKY DAWG of DA DOG POWNDAZ (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 534): SIS of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 262): NOVERCAPHOBIA of WATCH OUT! (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 463): SERGEANT 3 of MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 216): FAIZUN GOTE of THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 516): DEATH FOG of SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 314): CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 631): COLORIFIC (Purple People Eater, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 630): OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 616): MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 620): DISASTER (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 615): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 614): GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 612): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 580): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 573): THE PLAGUE (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 563): FANDILS (Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 262): FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 463): BAD GIRLS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 216): DARK AS DAY (?, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 516): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 616): ELLIRN KOUL of MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 614): SERGEANT 23 of MEDAL OF HONOR F7 (The Anarchist, mgr)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 612): BROTHER DOBBIN of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 580): TERILEE LINZ of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 573): BREAK STUFF of THE PLAGUE (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 262): NOVERCAPHOBIA of WATCH OUT! (Soultaker, mgr.)
                            OUTCAST ORCHID of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 462): SERGEANT2 of MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Well, here I stand again with my 4th DM Title.  What would I do without Help On
The Way whom I defeated each time for the crowm?  (And three other times in my
career.)  One more fight.  Perhaps I shall have to try the DA rather than try for 8-0
against Help On The Way.  Perhaps.

     In my final column I thought I would tell you about me, although my official
"favorites" are not published yet.  Okay?  I am an unmodified, no stat learn striker
at 9-10-16-17-9-8-15.  I am -1 attack, have very little endurance, and am slightly
bonused in damage-doing at great.  I think my favorite weapon is the shortspear as I
went 12-48-6 (crits/swings/extra value hits) with it.  With all other weapons I was
1-16-1.  One can see that I have not had to swing much at all.  I am proud to have
gone 17-3-0 in the arena with no tournament fights.  All I have is an adex in
decisiveness and an expert in attack.  Clearly I have fought with what they call
"knack."

     I shall leave the throne clean and ready for the next Duelmaster.  One way or 
the other, it will not be me. 
                    Good luck to all,
                    I shall pray for you.
                    Brother Dobbin, DMIV

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly IAYE games.  DIGGITY DOG caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested MAJOR MARTIN and was awarded 31 
points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, DIGGITY DOG put down 
MAJOR MARTIN, causing him to lose 23 points of recognition in the process.  Most 
watched of the fights this week, the spotlight was on HELP ON THE WAY as it bore arms 
against the challenge of reigning Duelmaster BROTHER DOBBIN.  Although HELP ON THE 
WAY made a valiant effort, it did not suffice to topple the reign of victorious 
BROTHER DOBBIN.  Would you believe that over half of the old women in IAYE seem to 
feel that they could fight better than you gladiators?   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In IAYE "art" is a word that has long 
since passed from the language!  My inside sources tell me that the team to beat in 
IAYE these days is ALL JACKED UP.  At least, most blades in town are looking to avoid 
them.  Methinks more than a few here could name the guild it was that spent the 
better part of last week avoiding ALL JACKED UP.  Indeed it was LENPROS.  Loose talk 
at the arena has reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters 
are after HELP ON THE WAY.  Watch your back!  A match that raised a few eyebrows at 
the games this week, it seems that SENATOR WILEY posted a challenge against the more 
highly recognized JACK HAMMER.  The results, you ask?  Well, the firebrand SENATOR 
WILEY bested JACK HAMMER.  Remember warriors, this is the discipline of steel.   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Some say a warrior is judged by the way he bears 
arms.  One thing is sure, better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!   
     The girls are as pretty in IAYE as ever I remembered them....and the fighters as 
ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  Sadly warriors, now longer can I keep thy 
company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  Till we meet 
again, remember:  a turtle walks slow, hides head in a shell, and harms no one; a 
lion runs to slay its prey.-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HELP ON THE WAY 4717         17  45  2    98       THE WARLOCKS (430)
 DIGGITY DOG 4793             11  13  0    98       RED DOG GANG (356)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HIPS 4800                     8   0  0    88       HER BEST ASSETS (461)
-ROLA NYAH 4638                2   1  0    84       TEMPLAR ROGUES (449)
 JACK DANIELS 4813             6   3  0    78       ALL JACKED UP (463)
 MAJOR MARTIN 4807            15   2  0    70       LENPROS (145)
 SPUD 4783                    16  21  0    69       RED DOG GANG (356)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SENATOR WILEY 4821            5   3  0    62       LENPROS (145)
 MOONDOG 4790                 13  20  1    60       RED DOG GANG (356)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CRACKER JACK 4824             4   2  2    43       ALL JACKED UP (463)
 JACK THE RIPPER 4817          7   2  0    42       ALL JACKED UP (463)
 JACK HAMMER 4815              5   4  1    42       ALL JACKED UP (463)
-LIPS 4811                     4   0  0    40       HER BEST ASSETS (461)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SISTER MARY JANE 4831         3   0  0    25       LENPROS (145)
 BEE-STUNG LIPS 4829           3   0  0    24       HER BEST ASSETS (461)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JACK KNIFE 4814               4   5  1    22       ALL JACKED UP (463)
 LITTLE ROSIE 4834             1   1  0    16       RED DOG GANG (356)
 DR DERSCH 4830                0   1  0     2       LENPROS (145)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
SENSUAL SMILE 4828      0  3 0 HER BEST ASSETS 461  JACK KNIFE 4814       613   
FIFI DELITE 4810        5  9 0 RED DOG GANG 356     CRACKER JACK 4824     611   
SPECKLE 4819            7  3 1 RED DOG GANG 356     CRACKER JACK 4824     612   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Ah, Jack Knife, fists of stone?  Luck, lucky, lucky.  I am much better at
filibustering than I am at boxing. -- Senator Wiley

Look at those "Jacks"!  Top team on the move again with 43 big points.  Sheesh.
Avoid; avoid; avoid. -- Lenpro

Help On The Way -- Well, perhaps your life can get back to normal as I'm outta here!
-- Brother Dobbin

Diggety Dog -- But, but, but all I was trying to do was pet you. -- Senator Wiley

Virginal Concubine -- Sounds good to me.  (smirk) -- Major Martin

You soldiers! -- V.C.

Jack Knife -- How about that, huh?  Downright amazing. -- Sister Mary Jane

Brother Dobbin's official favorites were:  Hatchet (only tried once at 0/1/0) and
High/Low.  Learns attack.  Did acquire the Init expert also in the fight. -- Lenpro

Brother Dobbin -- Congrats on the title and the invite. -- Dr. Fil and All Jacked Up

Sister Mary Jane -- Lenpro mentioned enlarging the "smoking area" and then you come
along... coincience?  I think not. -- Dr. Fil

Red Dong Gang -- Once again I find myself having to apologize for my behavior.  I
seem to get over excited looking for the prize in the bottom of the box. -- Cracker
Jack

Jack Hammer -- Thing is, I don't WANT to be mashed potatoes. -- Spud

Jack Daniels -- I don't know what that stuff was in the bowl, but wow, I will never
drink it again.  Talk about burning all the way down! -- Moondog

Senator Wiley -- No pork barrel for YOU. -- Diggity Dog
P.S.  I'm just looking out for your best interests.  A barrel full of pork is not in
your best interests.  Trust me on this.  Dogs know.

Cracker Jack -- You just had to do that, didn't you? -- Ghost of Speckle

Why should I Trust this Scribe?  He's fiddling around, fidgeting, you know, and he
smells nervous.  I don't think he likes dogs! -- Little Rosie

Our congratulations to Brother Dobbin. -- Jorja and the Red Dog Gang

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BROTHER DOBBIN devastated HELP ON THE WAY in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
SENATOR WILEY vanquished JACK HAMMER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
SENSUAL SMILE was murdered by JACK KNIFE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
SISTER MARY JANE bested LITTLE ROSIE in a 4 minute novice's Challenge contest.
MAJOR MARTIN was overpowered by DIGGITY DOG in a 1 minute mismatched match.
HIPS vanquished MOONDOG in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
SPUD was overpowered by JACK DANIELS in a popular 1 minute mismatched brawl.
CRACKER JACK was unbelievably bested by VISITING ORC in a 1 minute gruesome melee.
JACK THE RIPPER vanquished HAPPY PEASANT in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
BEE-STUNG LIPS won victory over DR DERSCH in a 1 minute novice's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         TOTAL PARRY       15 -   5 -  0      75  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -   3 -  0      75  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -   4 -  1      75  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    16 -   7 -  2      70  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   20 -  11 -  2      65  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK     7 -   7 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         AIMED BLOW        13 -  17 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   9 -  0      18  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   9 -  0      10  |

Turn 613 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-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  2         3  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  HIPS 4800                   8   0  0   88 HER BEST ASSETS (461)
AIMED BLOW       JACK DANIELS 4813           6   3  0   78 ALL JACKED UP (463)
TOTAL PARRY      MAJOR MARTIN 4807          15   2  0   70 LENPROS (145)
STRIKING ATTACK  SENATOR WILEY 4821          5   3  0   62 LENPROS (145)
LUNGING ATTACK   CRACKER JACK 4824           4   2  2   43 ALL JACKED UP (463)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    JACK THE RIPPER 4817        7   2  0   42 ALL JACKED UP (463)
BASHING ATTACK   JACK HAMMER 4815            5   4  1   42 ALL JACKED UP (463)
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 
JACK DANIELS 4813.  The ten other most popular fighters were LITTLE ROSIE 4834, 
DIGGITY DOG 4793, SENATOR WILEY 4821, JACK KNIFE 4814, HIPS 4800, CRACKER JACK 4824, 
JACK THE RIPPER 4817, MAJOR MARTIN 4807, SPUD 4783, and BEE-STUNG LIPS 4829.

The least popular fighter this week was DR DERSCH 4830.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MOONDOG 4790, SISTER MARY JANE 4831, SENSUAL SMILE 4828, JACK HAMMER 
4815, HELP ON THE WAY 4717, BEE-STUNG LIPS 4829, SPUD 4783, MAJOR MARTIN 4807, JACK 
THE RIPPER 4817, and CRACKER JACK 4824.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

BROTHER DOBBIN (30-4795) LENPROS (145)