DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/03/2010    Duedate: 03/16/2010

IAYE ARENA

DM-30    TURN-622

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SENATOR WILEY
LENPROS (145)
(30-4821) [12-4-1,128]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

POSITION IS EMPTY              BUZZ
                               ANGRY BEES (464)
                               (30-4842) [2-0-0,19]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MOONDOG                        DUKE OF WINDSOR
RED DOG GANG (356)             LENPROS (145)
(30-4790) [14-28-1,77]         (30-4840) [2-2-0,16]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

LENPROS (145)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. LENPROS (145)               44
2. HER BEST ASSETS (461)       42      LENPROS (145)
3. STEEL BLADES (159)          22      Unchartered Team
4. RED DOG GANG (356)           5
5. RAGGED EDGE (454)            0      ANGRY BEES (464)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 LENPROS (145)            %1150 696 33 62.3   1/ 1 LENPROS (145)            12  3 1
 2/ 5 HER BEST ASSETS (461)     30  25  3 54.5   2/ 5 HER BEST ASSETS (461)     7  6 2
 3- 3*RAGGED EDGE (454)         21  18  0 53.8   3/ 2 RED DOG GANG (356)        6  9 0
 4/ 4 STEEL BLADES (159)       323 288 19 52.9   4/ 3*ANGRY BEES (464)          5  5 0
 5/ 1*ANGRY BEES (464)           5   5  0 50.0   5/ 6 STEEL BLADES (159)        4  5 0
 6/ 6 RED DOG GANG (356)       668 850 14 44.0   6- 4*RAGGED EDGE (454)         3  2 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 #45 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

In the mountains west of Fratsfa:

     Lightning came down in a river of golden fire, hot and clean, and violet light
of the Folstrom's Chaos Gate turned black under the onslaught.  But it didn't
shatter.  Well, Fandil had hoped for the Gate to be destroyed, seared shut, but he
hadn't truly expected it to be so easy.  Necessary, beyond necessary--the Folstrom
could not be allowed to return, but not easy.  He squinted at the pillar of darkness
and contemplated his next move.  To wait for the enemy to move and then counter, or
to attack?  If it was just this one magician, he would wait, defend, allow his
opponent to tire... but if the Folstrom were involved, no, *because* the Folstrom
were involved, one look at that Chaos Gate was proof, he was not sure he dared play a
waiting game.  On the other side of that Gate could be reinforcements beyond
counting, and he had only young Elosjon, competent but green still.
      "Our strength is as the strength of ten, because our hearts are pure," he
muttered, but he was not convinced.  Still, he would do what he could, and it would
be enough because it must.  He tested his anchorage in the bedrock of the mountain;
it was secure.  Indeed, he had a momentary image of the mountain as an old woman,
strong, resolute, standing beside him as an ally with spear and shield.  Perhaps a
fancy, but an encouraging one.
     He spared a glance for the storm that raged above the peak, not raining yet but
building an arsenal of lightning such as Fandil had never seen.  The storm was still
his, or on his side, as the mountain was.  With such allies, and Elosjon's young
courage was not negligible, he could--
     Lightning descended again, and the spirit of the mountain rose to meet it, and
 from that startling union there burst forth a dragon such as Fandil had never seen
before.  Black as the stone, golden as the sky-fire, beautiful, powerful, and deadly.
     And the hatred of dragons for the Folstrom was legendary.

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 319): WAR BOND of SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 640): CINDERELLA MAN of IMMORTALS (Dartor, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 639): TIPPI TURTLE of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 624): HATE MY LIFE of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 629): WILD FIRE of DISASTER (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 624): ANEURISM of DARK FORCES (The Walkin' Dude, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 623): SPITZIN of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 621): SENATOR WILEY of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 586): JOFRE MAINZ of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 582): RED DAWG of DA DOG POWNDAZ (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 573): RATLER of SERPENT'S HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 267): NOT SO HOT of PYROMANIA (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 470): VALNAKORINE of WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 220): FOUR EYES of TOTAL CHAOS (Marma Duke, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 525): VISION of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 319): Z GLADIATORS (Z Man, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 640): BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 639): THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 624): MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 629): KIRLL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 624): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 623): GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 621): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 586): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 582): DA DOG POWNDAZ (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 573): FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 267): DRAGONS GUARD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 470): WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 220): DOGS OF WAR (Omega, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 524): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 319): WAR BOND of SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 639): GREEN THUMB of COLORIFIC (Purple People Eater, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 624): HOTL MUSCHEL of MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 623): AIKIDO of DARK FORCES (The Walkin' Dude, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 582): RED DAWG of DA DOG POWNDAZ (Marma Duke, mgr.)
                             HELL HOUND of DA DOG POWNDAZ (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 572): SHADOW BLADE of SERPENT'S HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 267): NOT SO HOT of PYROMANIA (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 219): WITCH of DOGS OF WAR (Omega, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     You may think that because I am a politician I am going to expound a lot.  Well,
I am not.  I would rather show by deed than word that I belong here.  I will say
"Long live the Tea Parties."
     Perhaps rather than talking about me, I will share our team statistics.  We were
all born as:
ST   4,9,11,12,13
CN   7,11,15,17,18
SZ   4,9,9,9,21
WT   5,5,9,15,21
WL   9,9,15,18,19
SP   7,8,16,17,17
DF   8,11,13,13,16
Quite an interesting lot, don't you think?
     Will it be Hips or will it be The Dog?  We shall see.  The DM crown is here to
be earned.  It will not be retained easily.

                      Senator Wiley, Duelmaster

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of IAYE!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Warriors--remember that glory waits always 
around the corner!  Witness how this week HER BEST ASSETS went 4-1-1 to move up 3 in 
the rankings.  PRIVATE BOOKS caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as 
he skillfully bested AMBITIOUS GUARD and was awarded 19 points in recognition.  In 
one of the week's more notable duels, STEALTH put down HONEY, causing her to lose 11 
points of recognition in the process.  Most watched of the fights this week, the 
spotlight was on DIGGITY DOG as he bore arms against the challenge of reigning 
Duelmaster SENATOR WILEY.  Not for nothing has SENATOR WILEY in the past laid claim 
to the Duelmaster's throne, and this week he's proven his combat skill yet again.  
Heed this!  A seer has warned that if exactly 6 die in duels this week, the whole 
city shall perish!  Just remember...5 or 7!   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  IAYE, city of gladiators!  Mighty 
among the names of thy guilds is STEEL BLADES, a guild shunned and avoided by many in 
the weekly duels.  Methinks more than a few here could name the guild it was that 
spent the better part of last week avoiding STEEL BLADES.  Indeed it was LENPROS.  
Loose talk at the arena has reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that 
many fighters are after HIPS.  Watch your back!  I cannot but express pride for the 
fearlessness of TYPHON who cast caution to the winds and challenged HIPS, a fighter 
52 points higher.  To be sure the battle was a losing one.  But I like to think 
TYPHON at least gave HIPS a run for hers money.   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  I must report the passing of DIGGITY DOG, veteran 
of many duels.  14-19-0 final record His was not illustrious--but death plays no 
favorites.  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and assassins.  In the arena there is 
only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     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 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  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SENATOR WILEY 4821           12   4  1   128       LENPROS (145)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HIPS 4800                    13   0  0   128       HER BEST ASSETS (461)
 SISTER MARY JANE 4831        11   1  0    95       LENPROS (145)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SPUD 4783                    20  26  0    90       RED DOG GANG (356)
 MAJOR MARTIN 4807            21   3  0    87       LENPROS (145)
 MOONDOG 4790                 14  28  1    77       RED DOG GANG (356)
 TYPHON 3713                  11   8  1    71       STEEL BLADES (159)
 MASEMA 3714                  12   6  1    69       STEEL BLADES (159)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-QORK ORKKIN 4698              4   2  0    47       RAGGED EDGE (454)
 PRIVATE BOOKS 4841            3   0  0    43       LENPROS (145)
 LITTLE ROSIE 4834             6   5  0    37       RED DOG GANG (356)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BEE-STUNG LIPS 4829           5   2  1    33       HER BEST ASSETS (461)
-SERRIS 4697                   5   4  0    33       RAGGED EDGE (454)
-CHELYE 4699                   3   3  0    29       RAGGED EDGE (454)
-WARG 4701                     6   3  0    25       RAGGED EDGE (454)
 STEALTH 3762                  2   0  0    24       STEEL BLADES (159)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STRIPE 4835                   5   4  0    19       RED DOG GANG (356)
 WHITE THIGHS 4833             2   2  1    19       HER BEST ASSETS (461)
 CLEAVAGE 4838                 2   2  0    19       HER BEST ASSETS (461)
 BUZZ 4842                     2   0  0    19       ANGRY BEES (464)
 DUKE OF WINDSOR 4840          2   2  0    16       LENPROS (145)
 SHADE 3764                    1   1  0    12       STEEL BLADES (159)
 HONEY 4843                    1   1  0     4       ANGRY BEES (464)
 CUP 4846                      1   1  0     4       ANGRY BEES (464)
 STINGER 4845                  0   2  0     2       ANGRY BEES (464)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
CARPENTER 4844          1  1 0 ANGRY BEES 464       WHITE THIGHS 4833     622   
TOUCH 4837              2  2 0 HER BEST ASSETS 461  BLACK ORC             622  NONE
DIGGITY DOG 4793       14 19 0 RED DOG GANG 356     SENATOR WILEY 4821    622   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Well, I have to send a big "congrats" to Senator Wiley for ascending the throne.
Does that mean he will run for President? -- Lenpro

     Not if he's smart.

Diggety -- I came; I spoke; I was voted in. -- Senator Wiley

Spud -- You may be quick, but I am slick. -- Major Martin

I was able to overcome that Khalhums Dwarf, but will I be able to stand up with the
fine top warriors in Iaye?  I shall pray. -- Sister Mary Jane

Shade -- I was surprised too!  I guess I have more going for me that I thought. --
Private Books

White Thighs -- Oh, my!  What will Papa Bear think?  I had an amazingly good time. --
Duke Of Windsor

Spud -- But I LIKE dogs!? -- Sister Mary Jane

Angry Bees -- Nice record and fine point gain!  Congratulations. may your stay be
long and prosperous.  Your start certainly was! -- Lenpro

Steel Blades and Ragged Edge -- Those were fine point gains.  Kudos!  Now there are
too many teams to avoid in Iaye. -- Lenpro

Welcome one and all.  Iaye needs and wants you.  Health.  Humility.  Honor.  Iaye
Forever! -- Lenpro

All -- I'm back!!  It's been a VERY long time since I last visited Iaye but I
couldn't stay away from my favourite City.  I would include more Personals but I
still haven't received my turn yet.  Damn postal workers must all be in Vancouver
watching the Olympics. -- Madwand

     Nah, more likely they're on the beach in Maui.

Senator Wiley -- I guess I can teach an old dog new tricks, but did you learn the
really important thing?  Do you know how to let go of worrying and just, you know,
BE? -- Diggity Dog

Major Martin -- Whoo!  I'm exhausted.  That was sooo good! -- Spud

Touch -- Oh, yeah, right THERE.  Behind the ears.  Yeah, that's good. -- Little Rosie

Masema -- So, you guys have given up stone and bronze completely, huh?  Well, if it
works for you, who'm I to say you're limiting your resources, eh?  I'll stick with
teeth, myself. -- Moondog

Qork Orkkin -- Weird names you human-type people have.  Well, dwarf-type, I guess.
At least you aren't so nearly hairless as most of the people I meet.  It's
embarrassing to see all that bare skin, you know. -- Stripe

Major Martin -- Sure!  You've got good meaty, bloody bones for me, right? -- Diggity
Dog

9 February 10
All -- I know you all thought the old Wiz that is Fiz went off to die somewhere.
Well, I didn't.  Now I'm back to befuddle and frustrate you with my senseless
ramblings.  I look forward to reconnecting with all my old friends and enemies alike.
-- Fizban the Famous

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

TOUCH was barely slain by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SENATOR WILEY butchered DIGGITY DOG in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge Title duel.
TYPHON was demolished by HIPS in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
STEALTH devastated HONEY in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
SHADE overpowered STINGER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
SISTER MARY JANE bested MOONDOG in a popular 4 minute duel.
SPUD bested MASEMA in a 2 minute mismatched match.
MAJOR MARTIN outwaited M. CHARDINEE in a 11 minute fight.
PRIVATE BOOKS handily defeated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute gruesome uneven melee.
STRIPE was vanquished by BEE-STUNG LIPS in a 1 minute uneven fight.
LITTLE ROSIE viciously subdued DUKE OF WINDSOR in a popular 3 minute brutal fight.
WHITE THIGHS easily killed CARPENTER in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
CLEAVAGE demolished CUP in a 1 minute mismatched match.
BUZZ handily defeated POLITE BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided contest.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  7         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   0 -  0     100  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         TOTAL PARRY       16 -   3 -  0      84  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   3 -  1      73  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         STRIKING ATTACK   17 -   9 -  2      65  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   5 -  0      58  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         LUNGING ATTACK    13 -  14 -  1      48  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         AIMED BLOW         8 -  12 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   6 -  0      33  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -  11 -  0      21  |

Turn 622 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     STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  4         3  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  2         1  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  2                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  SENATOR WILEY 4821         12   4  1  128 LENPROS (145)
SLASHING ATTACK  HIPS 4800                  13   0  0  128 HER BEST ASSETS (461)
TOTAL PARRY      SISTER MARY JANE 4831      11   1  0   95 LENPROS (145)
BASHING ATTACK   MASEMA 3714                12   6  1   69 STEEL BLADES (159)
WALL OF STEEL    LITTLE ROSIE 4834           6   5  0   37 RED DOG GANG (356)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MOONDOG 4790.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was DUKE OF WINDSOR 4840.  The ten other most popular fighters were MOONDOG 4790, 
LITTLE ROSIE 4834, SPUD 4783, SHADE 3764, SISTER MARY JANE 4831, PRIVATE BOOKS 4841, 
TOUCH 4837, SENATOR WILEY 4821, HIPS 4800, and MASEMA 3714.

The least popular fighter this week was MAJOR MARTIN 4807.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were CUP 4846, CARPENTER 4844, STRIPE 4835, STINGER 4845, TYPHON 
3713, DIGGITY DOG 4793, WHITE THIGHS 4833, HONEY 4843, STEALTH 3762, and BUZZ 4842.