DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/23/2009    Duedate: 01/05/2010

IAYE ARENA

DM-30    TURN-617

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SPUD
RED DOG GANG (356)
(30-4783) [18-23-0,88]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SPUD                           POSITION IS EMPTY
RED DOG GANG (356)             
(30-4783) [18-23-0,88]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SPUD                           MOONDOG
RED DOG GANG (356)             RED DOG GANG (356)
(30-4783) [18-23-0,88]         (30-4790) [13-24-1,64]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

LENPROS (145)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. LENPROS (145)               29
2. RED DOG GANG (356)          20      LENPROS (145)
3. HER BEST ASSETS (461)        0      Unchartered Team
4. THE WARLOCKS (430)           0
                                       MTC (300)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 LENPROS (145)            %1133 691 32 62.1   1/ 1 LENPROS (145)             8  4 0
 2- 3 THE WARLOCKS (430)       208 155 12 57.3   2- 2 HER BEST ASSETS (461)     5  1 0
 3- 4 HER BEST ASSETS (461)     23  19  1 54.8   3/ 4 RED DOG GANG (356)        5 10 0
 4/ 5 RED DOG GANG (356)       657 836 14 44.0   4- 5 THE WARLOCKS (430)        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 #40 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

In the mountains west of Fratsfa:

     After a while, maybe half an hour, Fandil stood.  Elosjon shivered again.  This
was it.  Ultimate battle, powerful enemy, no quarter.  They were probably going to
die.  HE was probably going to die.  As he stood and tried automatically to brush the
dirt off his robe, he found himself thinking that it was a shame he hadn't ever
visited the Flower Shoppe in Fratsfa for its primary purpose.  Some magicians claimed
that doing so would impair the vital forces, but others claimed it was energizing.
He wished now that he had take the time to formulate his own opinion and test it.
Well, too late for that, but if he DID by some chance survive, he would--  He
remembered Ravishing Redbud who had started out with them, and blushed.  But if he
survived, he WOULD.  With her.
     Fandil glanced at him and said, "Remember, you are present as a back-up.  Not to
throw yourself into the forefront of the battle and get killed for nothing, but to
hold ready for that instant when just a little extra power on my side will tip the
scales."
     Elosjon opened his mouth to protest what he saw as coddling, but the older mage
stopped him with a glance.
     "No, I'm not slighting your ability, my young colleague.  It isn't ability that
you lack, but simple experience.  Some things only come with long practice, and the
timing that is critical in a magical battle, or any other kind of battle, is one of
them.  I'm not giving you the 'easy' job, either.  When your assistance is needed, it
will be needed desperately, and you will have to be ready to give without hesitation
or limit."  The older man's beard twitched in what might have been a smile.  "And if
any of the watchdogs show up while I'm busy, I trust you will deal with them."

Fratsfa:

     "What I want to know," Sunflower said, "is what this Korneth guy thinks he's
going to get out of it all."
     "Power," Herlas said.  "A crown."
     "Yes, but how?  Even if the old king is gone for good, how does all this..." she
stirred her hand around as though mixing a pot of trouble, "how does it make HIM into
the new king?"
     "That's how a man becomes a king," Lady Fern said.  "By seizing a chance when it
comes along--and often enough by making the chance in the first place.  He will argue
that there is no one else at hand who can do what needs to be done, and point to the
'Karnhorn Menace' or some other made-up danger and say that no time can be lost, the
Andorian League--"
     "He'll make it a kingdom, not a league," Herlas put in.
     She nodded.  "That seems a logical step for him.  That Andoria needs a strong
hand on the reins now of all times.  None of the other 'lesser' rulers will do: the
Baron of Ardivent is too little known to the population as a whole, and he's an elf,
the leaders of the Clanholds are Aruaki, the Thane of Convincia is too old, the
Raltumans are out of the question since Aradi's defection--"
     "What about Emperor Alonj?" Orchid asked.
     "Easily discredited.  He used to seem half-mad, though he wasn't, and many
people will believe that he really is."  Fern snorted.  "His wife may have something
to say about that, true, but Alonj doesn't want to rule Andoria, and she may not push
him into something he doesn't want."
     "He's right about one thing," Lenpro said.  "Somebody has to take control."
     "Why?" Herlas asked.  "Why not go back to being independent units: Ardivent and
Fratsfa, the Clanholds, Convincia, and Raltumas.  It isn't like the League is some
ancient tradition, or the separate parts will turn on each other without the
framework of the League to make them work together."
     Lenpro and Fern spoke together:  "No."  Fern gestured for Lenpro to carry on
with the explanation.  "Only in a perfect world will people work together without
rules and leaders, and this is not a perfect world.  People--petty nobles, great
nobles, military leaders, wealthy merchants, ambitious priests--they'll see a power
vacuum and try to step in to fill it.  There will be fighting, and sooner or later a
union again.  We should bypass that if we can:  Better a bad ruler than no ruler."
     "Not always," Lady Fern said.

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 316): CONFIDENCE of CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 635): GREEN THUMB of COLORIFIC (Purple People Eater, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 634): TYNE of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 619): HATE MY LIFE of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 624): WILD FIRE of DISASTER (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 619): RAVING LUNATIC of DARK FORCES (The Walkin' Dude, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 618): DEATH RATTLE of ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 616): HIPS of HER BEST ASSETS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 581): CORBIE LEK of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 577): COUNTRY RHODES of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 568): BINKLY of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 264): NUMBSKULL of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 467): VALNAKORINE of WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 218): WITCH of DOGS OF WAR (?, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 520): SHERRI of SUPERIOR FORCES 3201 (Manager, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 316): Z GLADIATORS (Z Man, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 635): BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 634): OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 619): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 624): MEDAL OF HONOR Z3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 619): DARK FORCES (The Walkin' Dude, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 618): GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 615): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 581): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 577): WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 567): FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 264): BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 467): WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 218): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 520): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 315): CONSTERNATION of CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 619): HERSHEL WILLIAMS of MEDAL OF HONOR F7 (Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 622): LORMIN GARDE of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 581): CALHOUN DEANE of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
              (turn 580): TERILEE LINZ of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 568): BINKLY of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 264): NUMBSKULL of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
                            BRAIN TUMOR of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
                            PULLED HAMSTRING of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
                (turn 263): BEXLY of OHIO (Berylstar, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
IAYE brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed 
to see SISTER MARY JANE win a fight and gain 20 points, terribly.  Due to absence, 
and inability to defend the throne, HIPS has lost the Title of Duelmaster.  Start 
setting that alarm earlier!  And it's out with the old, in with the new, as SPUD 
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?   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.  IAYE, I 
am losing what little hope I had in you.  RED DOG GANG the most avoided team?  What 
insult will suffice, I cannot say.  And it looks like LENPROS avoided them the most 
this turn.  What a pack of would be losers, if you ask me.  Hmph.   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for IAYE's 
morgue.  More variety.  Titanium shields and bamboo daggers, guess what brave team is 
developing these kinds of weapons?   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Just wait 'till next time I show up 
here, I won't be so nice!  So nyaaah!  I see the crowds are getting restless, I must 
leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SPUD 4783                    18  23  0    88       RED DOG GANG (356)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HIPS 4800                    11   0  0   118       HER BEST ASSETS (461)
-SENATOR WILEY 4821            8   3  0    91       LENPROS (145)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MAJOR MARTIN 4807            18   2  0    90       LENPROS (145)
 DIGGITY DOG 4793             12  16  0    82       RED DOG GANG (356)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOONDOG 4790                 13  24  1    64       RED DOG GANG (356)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SISTER MARY JANE 4831         6   1  0    55       LENPROS (145)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STRIPE 4835                   3   1  0    26       RED DOG GANG (356)
 LADY LILLIAN 4836             2   1  0    25       LENPROS (145)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BEE-STUNG LIPS 4829           3   1  0    23       HER BEST ASSETS (461)
-WHITE THIGHS 4833             1   0  0    15       HER BEST ASSETS (461)
-TOUCH 4837                    1   0  0    12       HER BEST ASSETS (461)
 LITTLE ROSIE 4834             2   4  0    10       RED DOG GANG (356)
-CLEAVAGE 4838                 1   1  0     4       HER BEST ASSETS (461)

'-' 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  NOT REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Oh, my!  I didn't plan to run for President so soon!  I'm not so sure I am ready for
this. -- Senator Wiley

Moondog -- However, I DID enjoy outpolling you.  (wink) -- Senator Wiley

Spud -- I'm beginning to be a real dog fan. -- Major Martin

Cult member -- Perhaps, now, you will see the misguidance of your ways? -- Sister
Mary Jane

Little Rosie -- Now that's more like it.  Good doggy!  You are getting to be well-
trained. -- Lady Lillian

Dr. Dersch decided to go back to doctoring as he felt he really wasn't cut out for
gladiating.  He left his 17-6-12-11-9-14-15 BA paperwork behind for anyone who wants
it. -- Lenpro

Hips -- Your assets are definitely showing, Duelmaster.  Salute. -- Lenpro

When Cleavage was overpowered by Stripe, does that mean she was getting a tattoo? --
Lenpro, ever the inquisitive

     "Ever the inquisitive"?  I thought that was Oz. -- Arenamaster Penrue

Hips -- Wow, knocked down by a hip roll!  Or was that a bump, followed by a grind-
into-the-sand trample? -- Diggity Dog

Major Martin -- I'm tired of that game.  I want to take a nap.  Humans don't take
enough naps. -- Spud

Senator Wiley -- Oh... I guess that big steak right before the fight was a ruse? --
Moondog, too full to fight

Cleavage -- You know, dogs don't have that.  Or worry about it.  A slim figure is
better.  Less floppy. -- Stripe

Lady Lillian -- You want me to sit on your LAP and eat... biscuits?  I don't think
so.  I'd rather eat any cat I can catch. -- Little Rosie

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DIGGITY DOG bested VETERAN MERCENARY in a crowd pleasing 1 minute fight.
SPUD won victory over VETERAN MERCENARY in a exciting 1 minute uneven Title battle.
MOONDOG was defeated by SISTER MARY JANE in a crowd pleasing 5 minute mismatched duel.
LITTLE ROSIE was overpowered by LADY LILLIAN in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
STRIPE bested POLITE BEGGAR in a 1 minute beginner's brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       2         TOTAL PARRY       15 -   3 -  0      83  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -   3 -  0      79  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK   17 -   6 -  1      74  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   2 -  0      71  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         LUNGING ATTACK    17 -  10 -  2      63  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   6 -  1      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         AIMED BLOW        11 -  18 -  0      38  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   7 -  0      30  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   7 -  0      30  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  10 -  0       0  |

Turn 617 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         2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      SISTER MARY JANE 4831       6   1  0   55 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 SPUD 4783.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
MOONDOG 4790.  The ten other most popular fighters were SPUD 4783, DIGGITY DOG 4793, 
SISTER MARY JANE 4831, LADY LILLIAN 4836, STRIPE 4835, LITTLE ROSIE 4834,  0,  0,  0, 
and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was LITTLE ROSIE 4834.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were STRIPE 4835, LADY LILLIAN 4836, SISTER MARY JANE 4831, DIGGITY 
DOG 4793, SPUD 4783, MOONDOG 4790,  0,  0,  0, and  0.