DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/28/2008    Duedate: 04/10/2008

ZENSU ARENA

DM-40    TURN-541

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ELDA MAINZ
BEYOND THE PALE (337)
(40-4257) [15-6-0,108]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ELDA MAINZ                     POSITION IS EMPTY
BEYOND THE PALE (337)          
(40-4257) [15-6-0,108]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DACEANA LINZ                   CHUCK ELVIS
BEYOND THE PALE (337)          BEYOND THE PALE (337)
(40-4244) [14-17-1,81]         (40-4235) [19-16-0,91]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BEYOND THE PALE (337)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BEYOND THE PALE (337)       36
2. NEUROMANCERS (404)           5      NEUROMANCERS (404)
                                       Unchartered Team

                                        (79)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 NEUROMANCERS (404)        49  41  6 54.4   1/ 1 BEYOND THE PALE (337)     9  6 0
 2/ 2 BEYOND THE PALE (337)    551 720 21 43.4   2/ 2 NEUROMANCERS (404)        3  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 #1 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Iaye:

     Lenpro scanned the front page of the Andorian Star quickly and frowned.  On his
lean and hawk-like face, the expression was intimidating.  "I did not think it was a
good idea to allow that gadfly from the Star an interview," he said.
     Senator Sedalia, not one to be intimidated, shook his head.  "He struck just the
right note," the Lord Protector argued.  "Concern but not suspicion or alarm--yet.
After all, there may be a reasonable explanation for the king's failure to act.  We
have given them an opening to make that explanation."  He leaned back in his chair
and propped his heels on footstool.  Nowhere but at the Lenpro guildhouse was there a
chair so perfectly suited to him, and he intended to enjoy it while he could.  All
too soon, he would be headed back for Andor and the Royal Palace.  The rain drumming
on the roof did not make that an enticing prospect.  Memory of the shiftyeyed clerks
and minor ministers he'd met on the last trip was also depressing.
     "That insolent puppy of a reporter even quoted me!" Lenpro growled.
     Sedalia picked up his own copy of the tabloid and scanned the short article
quickly.

          + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ The Andorian Star #101 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Iaye:
     In an interview yesterday, Senator Sedalia stated that he had gone to Andor with
the intention of requesting the King's aid for the coastal areas battered by the
dramatic and tempestuous waves resulting from the sinking of Krael.
     "I and my colleagues felt that the devastation along the coast is properly a
matter for the King's attention," the senator and lord protector said.  "We did not
go seeking a hand-out, but only a helping hand."
     A spokesman at the Royal Palace, who declined to identify himself when queried
on Sedalia's visit, said that the matter had been "taken under advisement."  No
further development of this position could be obtained in Andor.
     Senator Sedalia's manager, Lenpro of Iaye, told this reporter that, "We will
pursue this matter."
     Anyone with information that might be of assistance is invited to communicate
with the Andorian Star office.

     "There is such a thing as bad publicity," the senator acknowledged, "even though
some people claim otherwise.  But this is not it.  Concerned and firm.  All cats are
still in their bags."
     Lenpro snorted laughter.  "Have you ever tried to bag a cat and keep it there?
Word that we're up to something will be all over northwestern Alastari faster than
horses can gallop."
     "I've often thought carrier pigeons should be roasted and eaten," Sedalia
agreed.  "Besides, those rumors will work in our favor.  Anyone who even thinks they
know something will be getting in touch."
     "Tchh!"  Lenpro stood suddenly.  "Are you so much of a fool, Sedalia?  The
Assassins' Guild has been dissolved--officially.  But it has long been an arm of the
King of Andoria, and I do not believe that he--or whoever is behind him--has
dispensed with it now."
     "As a Lord Protector--" Sedalia began.
     "--You are subject to the whims of the Grey Witch," Lenpro finished.  "There is
a strong possibility that she is involved in this business.  Do you think that a Lord
Protector assassinated for prying into her business would be resurrected by her
magicians?"
     Sedalia shifted uncomfortably.  As a politician, conspiracy theories came
naturally to him, but to involve the premier magician in Alastari with one did
seem... risky.  "There are powerful magicians who aren't on her payroll," he said.
"Fandil of Ardivent, Lady Adeolar of Aruak City, Master Cho--plenty of them.  And,"
now Sedalia stood, as well, "I have been involved in politics for a lifetime and
survived it.  I am no easy target for an assassin."
     Lenpro was silent for several minutes, staring past his gladiator at the rain-
curtained window.  Finally he sighed.  "The time for caution and second thoughts has
passed," he admitted.  "We have already begun, and the blades will fall where they
may.  Be careful."

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 294): LORD BYRON of SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 589): SELIA STORM of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 589): MOLYNEUX of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 582): DONDRIC of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 578): MANUEL PEREZ of MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 578): KEG STAND of BARHOPPERS (Apex, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 575): CAYLON MCCANN of STEEL CRUSADE (Cassius Calvata, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 571): DON FRANCIS of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 540): PARTICLE MAN of NEUROMANCERS (Rude Buddha, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 531): RAMBLING OX of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 522): NIVIX of INFERNAL LORDS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 241): PAS DE QUARTIER of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 424): VALNAUKAR of WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 195): BENITO CHATTE of THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 474): AXLY HIMSELF of GERFEL'S FRIENDS (Generalissimo Puerco)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 294): SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 589): BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 589): OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 582): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 578): MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 578): MASTERS OF SIN (Sin, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 575): STEEL CRUSADE (Cassius Calvata, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 571): RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 540): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 531): TEMPLARZ HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 521): FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 241): FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 423): THE EXILED ONES (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 195): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 474): SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 589): FEAL BAG of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 587): 100% of NO-HALF STEPPING (?, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 578): MANUEL PEREZ of MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 571): DON FRANCIS of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
                         JACK STRAW of THE WARLOCKS (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 239): INSOLENT IRIS of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  NEUROMANCERS had cause to celebrate, after WHITE NOISE got 23 points by 
beating CADDIS DEANE.  Win some, lose some.  Speaking of which, WHITE NOISE was 
winsome, after beating CADDIS DEANE and seeing him lose 14 points.  In ZENSU, nothing 
is permanent (except Death), and we find ourselves a new Duelmaster, ELDA MAINZ.  So 
who's the team that's been walking into taverns last week and ordering milk?  Sounds 
like a PR stunt to me.   
     And how sociable are ZENSU's warriors?  Come, let us see.   
     Ah, the duel!  The roar of the oppenent, the smell of the crowd!  Oh hard!  that 
to strike a flame, the match itself must needs be wasting!   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  More important duties call me.  ZENSU, I leave 
you now.  The Duelmaster has agreed to foot my bill at The Victory Tavern.  'Til next 
time-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ELDA MAINZ 4257              15   6  0   108       BEYOND THE PALE (337)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHUCK ELVIS 4235             19  16  0    91       BEYOND THE PALE (337)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PARTICLE MAN 4100            11   8  1    87       NEUROMANCERS (404)
 DACEANA LINZ 4244            14  17  1    81       BEYOND THE PALE (337)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHITE NOISE 4274              1   0  0    23       NEUROMANCERS (404)
 TERILEE LINZ 4273             2   0  0    22       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
-ABSOLUTE ZERO 4031            1   3  0    14       NEUROMANCERS (404)
 CADDIS DEANE 4272             2   1  0     7       BEYOND THE PALE (337)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Particle Man -- Words fail me. -- Chuck Elvis

And four standbys.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

PARTICLE MAN was devastated by ELDA MAINZ in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
CHUCK ELVIS vanquished VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute uneven battle.
DACEANA LINZ demolished M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
TERILEE LINZ devastated CONVICTED THIEF in a 2 minute one-sided contest.
CADDIS DEANE was overpowered by WHITE NOISE in a 1 minute mismatched match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -   1 -  1      89  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   1 -  2      75  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   2 -  1      71  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         SLASHING ATTACK   16 -   8 -  0      67  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     9 -   5 -  1      64  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         TOTAL PARRY       10 -   6 -  0      63  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -  13 -  0      54  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         AIMED BLOW         2 -   6 -  0      25  |

Turn 541 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         1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  ELDA MAINZ 4257            15   6  0  108 BEYOND THE PALE (337)
BASHING ATTACK   CHUCK ELVIS 4235           19  16  0   91 BEYOND THE PALE (337)
TOTAL PARRY      PARTICLE MAN 4100          11   8  1   87 NEUROMANCERS (404)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DACEANA LINZ 4244.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was CHUCK ELVIS 4235.  The ten other most popular fighters were WHITE NOISE 
4274, ELDA MAINZ 4257, DACEANA LINZ 4244, PARTICLE MAN 4100, TERILEE LINZ 4273, 
CADDIS DEANE 4272,  0,  0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was CADDIS DEANE 4272.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were TERILEE LINZ 4273, PARTICLE MAN 4100, DACEANA LINZ 4244, ELDA 
MAINZ 4257, WHITE NOISE 4274, CHUCK ELVIS 4235,  0,  0,  0, and  0.