DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/06/2010    Duedate: 01/19/2010

IAYE ARENA

DM-30    TURN-618

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SPUD
RED DOG GANG (356)
(30-4783) [19-23-0,98]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SPUD                           POSITION IS EMPTY
RED DOG GANG (356)             
(30-4783) [19-23-0,98]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SPUD                           MOONDOG
RED DOG GANG (356)             RED DOG GANG (356)
(30-4783) [19-23-0,98]         (30-4790) [13-25-1,65]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

RED DOG GANG (356)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. RED DOG GANG (356)          45
2. HER BEST ASSETS (461)        0      LENPROS (145)
3. LENPROS (145)               -9      Unchartered Team

                                       AMBER (197)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 LENPROS (145)            %1134 693 32 62.1   1/ 3 RED DOG GANG (356)        8  7 0
 2- 3 HER BEST ASSETS (461)     23  19  1 54.8   2/ 1 LENPROS (145)             7  3 0
 3/ 4 RED DOG GANG (356)       661 837 14 44.1   3- 2 HER BEST ASSETS (461)     1  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 #41 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

In the mountains west of Fratsfa:

     There was no cover beyond their resting place, just the open hillside rushing up
an increasingly steep slope to the walls of the keep.  Elosjon looked at it
unhappily.  "No chance of sneaking up any further," he muttered.
     "A rabbit, even a mouse, couldn't hide there," Fandil agreed.  "But that may not
apply to--"
     Suddenly there was something in front of them.  Big as a bear, roughly bear-
shaped, standing on the naked hillside and growling.  It had impressive teeth and
claws, a single eye in the center of its forehead, and it reeked of sulfur, as if
anything was needed to underline its demonic origin.  It advanced with stiff
movements, as though walking was a new skill for it.
     Elosjon stared at it for several minutes, increasingly indignant.  "Is this a
joke?" he demanded of the world at large.  "If that thing's a genuine demon, I'll--"
He paused.  On the off chance he was wrong, maybe he shouldn't offer to eat it if it
should turn out to be a demon after all.  "If that's a demon, I'll be very
surprised," he said.
     "Good save," Fandil murmured.  More loudly, he added, "It does have a 'made in
haste' air about it.  Which doesn't mean it isn't dangerous."
     "It's practically a GOLEM," the young mage said.  Sparks of irritation snapped
between his fingers.
     "True," Fandil agreed.
     Elosjon shot him a suspicious look.  If the old man was laughing at him--!
     But Fandil's face was smooth and serious.  "Do you know the tricks to handling
golems?" he asked.
     Elosjon nodded.  "That was an early lesson, will, dealing with simple ones was
early.  But yes, I know how to handle some complicated ones, too."  He paused,
reviewing his training; now was not the time to make statements he couldn't back up,
and what if this bumbling thing was a golem of demonic origin?  Or had elements of
the demonic in its construction?
     Fandil was frowning, studying the 'bear-demon-golem'.  "I don't sense anything
truly demonic about this," he said finally, "and I suspect that it was made... almost
carelessly, to scare away ordinary people who might happen through this area."  He
looked over at his companion.  "I believe you can handle this."
     Elosjon nodded again, sharply.  "Yes, I can."  Sparks snapped through his
fingers again, and as he brought his hands up, they formed a ball of lightning.  The
"bear" fixed its one eye on him and made a sound, not a roar, more of... it was
almost a whine.  He flexed his magical faculty as a musician might flex his fingers
before a performance.  The "bear" watched closely, making no move to attack or to run
away.
     "Not much of a watchdog," Elosjon said, studying it over his ball of lightning.
     "Being a watchdog is not in a bear's nature," Fandil replied, "and I think this
may have started with a true bear.  The magician who made a bear into... this is an
abomination.  Death is the kindest gift you can give this creature."
     "Yes."  He spread his hands, releasing the ball of energy without further
comment.  It sped toward the bear golem.
     Who could have avoided it, the lightning was fast but not so fast as natural
lightning.  Instead, the creature stood up taller and opened its arms as though to
hug the deadly energy.

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

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 317): CONFIDENCE of CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 636): GREEN THUMB of COLORIFIC (Purple People Eater, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 635): TYNE of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 620): HATE MY LIFE of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 625): WILD FIRE of DISASTER (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 620): RAVING LUNATIC of DARK FORCES (The Walkin' Dude, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 619): SHORT ORDER JOE of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 617): SPUD of RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 582): CORBIE LEK of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 578): THE WAIT of THE PLAGUE (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 569): SIS of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 265): NOT SO HOT of PYROMANIA (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 468): VALNAKORINE of WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 218): WITCH of DOGS OF WAR (?, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 521): SHERRI of SUPERIOR FORCES 3201 (Manager, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 317): Z GLADIATORS (Z Man, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 636): BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 635): OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 620): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 625): MEDAL OF HONOR Z3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 620): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 619): GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 617): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 582): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 578): THE STORM FRONT (The Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 568): FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 265): BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 468): WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 218): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 521): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 635): TYNE of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 620): RAVING LUNATIC of DARK FORCES (The Walkin' Dude, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 619): SHORT ORDER JOE of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
               (turn 618): HERSHEL WILLIAMS of MEDAL OF HONOR F7 (Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 581): CALHOUN DEANE 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.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Well, this Veteran Mercenary is a bit of a fool.  He doesn't know a single thing
about dogs.  He offered me a carrot and said I was a good boy.  What does he think I
*am*, a horse or something?

                                        Spud

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of IAYE!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Former top team LENPROS was unseated this 
week as RED DOG GANG moved up from 3rd ranking to take the top spot with a 4-1-0 
record for the round.  LITTLE ROSIE caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial 
commission as she skillfully bested LADY LILLIAN and was awarded 14 points in 
recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, LITTLE ROSIE put down LADY 
LILLIAN, causing her to lose 12 points of recognition in the process.  As is fitting, 
the most sought after warrior on the challenge boards this week was none other than 
Duelmaster SPUD himself.  This time out SENATOR WILEY made his bid for the throne as 
he challenged SPUD in an all out contest of skill for possession of the title!  
Although SENATOR WILEY made a valiant effort, it did not suffice to topple the reign 
of victorious SPUD.  Would you believe that over half of the old women in IAYE seem 
to feel that they could fight better than you gladiators?   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  My inside sources tell me that the 
team to beat in IAYE these days is HER BEST ASSETS.  At least, most blades in town 
are looking to avoid them.  If you didn't look down dark alleys you'd have been hard 
pressed to find any of LENPROS last week.  Busy avoiding HER BEST ASSETS?   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  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!  
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in IAYE.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  More than a sharp eye must I keep, 
indeed a stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari await 
me!  Till next we meet remember - the pen is mightier than the sword, but a maul is a 
different story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SPUD 4783                    19  23  0    98       RED DOG GANG (356)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HIPS 4800                    11   0  0   118       HER BEST ASSETS (461)
 DIGGITY DOG 4793             13  16  0    91       RED DOG GANG (356)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MAJOR MARTIN 4807            18   2  0    90       LENPROS (145)
 SENATOR WILEY 4821            8   4  0    84       LENPROS (145)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOONDOG 4790                 13  25  1    65       RED DOG GANG (356)
 SISTER MARY JANE 4831         7   1  0    65       LENPROS (145)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STRIPE 4835                   4   1  0    37       RED DOG GANG (356)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LITTLE ROSIE 4834             3   4  0    24       RED DOG GANG (356)

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)
 LADY LILLIAN 4836             2   2  0    13       LENPROS (145)
-TOUCH 4837                    1   0  0    12       HER BEST ASSETS (461)
-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?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Congrats and a big "woof" to Spud, Duelmaster of Iaye. -- Lenpro

Health.  Humility.  Honor.  Iaye forever. -- Lenpro

"... Ever the inquisitive"?  I thought that was Oz. -- Arenamaster Penrue"
Arenamaster Penrue -- Sir, Oz would be Oz The All-Inquisitive.  Silly you! -- Lenpro,
ever the inquisitive, but sometimes merely inquisitive

Her Best Assets -- Where were all your fine assets last turn?  Were you taking
inventory and something came up missing? -- Lenpro, the merely inquisitive

     I think I saw some of the assets buying a ticket for Mazatlan. -- Penrue

Little Rosie -- I am sorry it has worked out this way.  Perhaps we should consider
seeing other partners? -- Lady Lillian

Moondog -- I had a really good time petting you. -- Sister Mary Jane

Good luck to all at The Face.  Bring home some honor and glory for Iaye. -- Lenpro

A Veteran Mercenary?  That's all, nobody else wants to play with me?  What did I do
WRONG?  I didn't chew that shew very badly, it's only a little ragged at the end.
And I didn't STAY on the couch all night, I got down as soon as I was asked.  So what
did I DO? -- Diggity Dog

Sister Mary Jane -- I think it's your shoes.  That shiny black leather that takes,
well, it even takes BREATH prints when I just tried to sniff them. -- Moondog

Lady Lillian -- I don't care, I will NOT be a lap dog. -- Little Rosie
P.S.  Especially for a werecat.

If that Beggar was so darned Polite, why didn't he just GIVE me the bone? -- Stripe

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SENATOR WILEY was bested by SPUD in a 1 minute Challenge Title fight.
DIGGITY DOG devastated VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
MOONDOG was unbelievably bested by SISTER MARY JANE in a 6 minute one-sided match.
LADY LILLIAN was bested by LITTLE ROSIE in a 2 minute gory contest.
STRIPE defeated HAPPY PEASANT in a 2 minute amateur's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       2         TOTAL PARRY       14 -   3 -  0      82  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -   3 -  0      75  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -   6 -  1      71  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    17 -   9 -  2      65  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   5 -  1      44  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW        12 -  16 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   7 -  0      30  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  10 -  0       0  |

Turn 618 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     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  SENATOR WILEY 4821          8   4  0   84 LENPROS (145)
TOTAL PARRY      SISTER MARY JANE 4831       7   1  0   65 LENPROS (145)
LUNGING ATTACK   STRIPE 4835                 4   1  0   37 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 
MOONDOG 4790.  The ten other most popular fighters were LADY LILLIAN 4836, STRIPE 
4835, DIGGITY DOG 4793, SISTER MARY JANE 4831, LITTLE ROSIE 4834, SENATOR WILEY 4821, 
SPUD 4783,  0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was SPUD 4783.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SENATOR WILEY 4821, LITTLE ROSIE 4834, SISTER MARY JANE 4831, DIGGITY 
DOG 4793, STRIPE 4835, LADY LILLIAN 4836, MOONDOG 4790,  0,  0, and  0.