DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/19/2008    Duedate: 01/01/2009

ZENSU ARENA

DM-40    TURN-560

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GRUNT 3
MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (439)
(40-4277) [11-3-2,100]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

NORM THE GNOME                 POSITION IS EMPTY
GUARDIANS II (247)             
(40-2377) [17-3-2,166]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DACEANA LINZ                   GRUNT 4
BEYOND THE PALE (337)          MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (439)
(40-4244) [21-29-1,93]         (40-4275) [7-9-0,51]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BEYOND THE PALE (337)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. GUARDIANS II (247)          51
2. BEYOND THE PALE (337)       -3      MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (439)
3. MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (439)     -3      Unchartered Team

                                       WULFGAR (89)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (439)   45  29  5 60.8   1/ 1 BEYOND THE PALE (337)     9  6 2
 2/ 2 GUARDIANS II (247)        65  73  5 47.1   2/ 2 GUARDIANS II (247)        8  2 0
 3/ 3 BEYOND THE PALE (337)    600 765 23 44.0   3/ 3 MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (439)   4  5 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 #19 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Fratsfa:

     Fandil started by simply opening his magical awareness, a sort of sixth sense,
to the city.  This was not the most pleasant experience, because Fratsfa was a very
old city that had been steeping in magic of many kinds for centuries.  The background
was a muck of bits and pieces of spells accumulated, pressed together by the addition
of more magic on top of it, deformed by that pressure and by age, uniting into
compound magical structures that no magician had ever visualized, almost breeding
with each other.  Fratsfa had the highest incidence of spontaneous magical activity
of anyplace other than Chaos-contaminated ground such as the marshy plain near Delarq
Tor.  And when it was happening without the guidance of even a deranged mind, you
didn't need the residual effect of Chaos Magic to twist the results into strange
forms.  Some parts of the background magic here were alive.
     Against this background, real, living, practicing magicians moved like thieves
in a crowd:  sometimes you saw them, sometimes you didn't.  Picking out possible
allies and enemies wasn't easy.  Fandil snorted.  If it was easy, they wouldn't need
him.
     He began to sort and filter his impressions, and the first thing he discovered
was another magician, also scanning.  Younger, though no child.  Not a clear
signature, male, human, mixed motives.  But strong, and even with mixed motives, he
might be willing to make himself useful--
     A blast of energy like a portculis falling, like a guilotine.  Like being hit in
the head with an axe, but not, Fandil decided as he picked himself up off the floor,
quite as bloody and final.  What had happened was clear enough:  some magician of
considerable power had broken the beginning of contact between Fandil and the young
mage before it had a chance to develop.  Possibly had killed the young man, which
would be unfortunate.
     The old mage extended his magical sense again, not as easily--even thinking hurt
at the moment.  The magical background was seething, the Fratsfan magicians had
either gone into hiding or were doing the equivalent of standing on their doorsteps
shouting at each other.  Not helpful.  Well, looking back at the brief contact, it
was not Fandil's impression that the young man was HERE.  Within fifty miles,
probably closer, but not right here in the city.  North and west.  Maybe in... Andor?
A hopeful thought, they could use a contact in the capital.  He reached out--and came
up against a wall of magic.  No contact with Andor was possible from here.  He would
have to go closer physically if he wanted to pursue that connection.  Or wait until
the arcanum cleared, this kind of barrier took amazing amounts of energy to sustain.
     But he had a feeling, growing stronger by the moment, that they didn't have the
time to wait.

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 303): GOLDENEYE of BONDAGE (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 608): FILET MIGNON of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 608): RAIN MUN of ALL THE MUN'S MEN (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 601): HOT EIGHTEEN of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 597): SOLDIER 10 of MEDAL OF HONOR F3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 597): TRELLIN XISS of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 594): HEART BREAKER of ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 590): BROTHER J.J. of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 559): DACEANA LINZ oF BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 550): GHETTO DEFENDANT of RADIO CLASH (Rude Buddha, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 541): SHELLEY of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 251): SIZZLING SUNFLOWER of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 440): M.T. LANE of WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 204): MESSY MONGREL of DOGS OF WAR (Omega, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 493): SNAKE CHARMER of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 303): GENERALS (?, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 608): TECHNO 8 (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 608): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 601): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 597): KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 597): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 594): ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 590): RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 559): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 550): THE PLAGUE (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 541): FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 251): ZERO (Ice Man, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 440): 1949 YANKEES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 204): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 493): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 303): ROCK GLAS HUT FUN of ORCISH IDIOMS (Slugbait, mgr.)
               (turn 302): IMBER LACK of MIDDLE WAY 11 (Jorja, mgr.)
                           CRIMSON MIST of BLOOD RITES (Wretch, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 608): HORSELFY of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 590): BROTHER J.J. of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 541): SHELLEY of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     As random matches go, Grunt 4 was no challenge.  Despite my annoyance, in
recognition that it wasn't HIS fault that the title was left dangling, I did not
kill him.

                                    Daceana Linz

                                      SPY REPORT

     So why do I have this bag over my head?  Because I am The Unknown Spymaster and 
I'm going to give you a spy report!.  GUARDIANS II is no joke as it posted a 4-1-0 
week advancing from 2nd place to 2nd place.  Hey everybody, watch out for TAHKASIS, 
who flew up 14 points in the rankings after mashing MADELINE MAINZ like a melon.  
Keep your eye on this gal.  And falling like a basher in the top ten was MADELINE 
MAINZ, who dropped 12 points after a disappointing (to say the least) bout with 
TAHKASIS.  In front of all the crowds, GRUNT 3 took the Duelmaster's crown for his 
own.  I give the bum two weeks.  An apple a day keeps the doctor away, but an onion a 
day keeps T.P.s at bay.   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!  
And who is this GRUNT 4 you ask, with 51 points and a 7-9-0 record.  Ooh, the tales I 
could tell!  In a touching display by a 'touched' warrior, SLOWBURN went after 
CALHOUN DEANE, who was higher by 21 points.  Well, when the dust settled, SLOWBURN 
was defeated by CALHOUN DEANE.   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  Remember:  alliances are great, but try and take your ally 
in the arena with you and see what happens.   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in ZENSU have no 
sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  Well, there goes another Spy 
Report.  Good luck in next week's fights.  See ya next time I'm on this circuit!-- 
The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRUNT 3 4277                 11   3  2   100       MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (439)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NORM THE GNOME 2377          17   3  2   166       GUARDIANS II (247)
 TINY GREENLEAF 2393          12   4  1   123       GUARDIANS II (247)
 DACEANA LINZ 4244            21  29  1    93       BEYOND THE PALE (337)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DAY TURNER 4279               8   7  0    92       MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (439)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRUNT 5 4278                 10   4  2    87       MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (439)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRUNT 5 4285                  8   4  1    64       MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (439)
 LADY TIFF 2666                8   5  0    60       GUARDIANS II (247)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CALHOUN DEANE 4294            9   2  0    51       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
 GRUNT 4 4275                  7   9  0    51       MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (439)
 TERILEE LINZ 4273            12   9  0    45       BEYOND THE PALE (337)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TAHKASIS 2665                 4   9  0    32       GUARDIANS II (247)
 SLOWBURN 4282                 5   2  1    29       GUARDIANS II (247)
 CORBIE LEK 4295               3   0  1    28       BEYOND THE PALE (337)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MADELINE MAINZ 4296           2   1  1    10       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

The Userous Merchant.  How seasonal. -- Calhoun Deane

Grunt 5 -- Drat. -- Terilee Linz

Mordant Deserter?  Sad. -- Madeline Mainz

The Persistent Beggar's sad, too, if you like bums. -- Corbie Lek

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

LADY TIFF bested GRUNT 4 in a 3 minute Challenge fight.
SLOWBURN was bested by CALHOUN DEANE in a 1 minute Challenge duel.
DACEANA LINZ was subdued by GRUNT 3 in a popular 1 minute one-sided Title melee.
NORM THE GNOME vanquished GRUNT 5 in a popular 1 minute gory mismatched brawl.
DAY TURNER was demolished by TINY GREENLEAF in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
GRUNT 5 vanquished TERILEE LINZ in a exciting 1 minute bloody mismatched fight.
TAHKASIS handily defeated MADELINE MAINZ in a 1 minute uneven fight.
CORBIE LEK vanquished MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   1 -  1      67  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         SLASHING ATTACK   14 -   8 -  1      64  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    27 -  17 -  1      61  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         TOTAL PARRY        9 -   6 -  1      60  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         BASHING ATTACK    10 -   7 -  0      59  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         AIMED BLOW         5 -   5 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 560 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     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  2         1  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  2     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  GRUNT 3 4277               11   3  2  100 MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (439)
LUNGING ATTACK   NORM THE GNOME 2377        17   3  2  166 GUARDIANS II (247)
AIMED BLOW       DAY TURNER 4279             8   7  0   92 MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (439)
STRIKING ATTACK  GRUNT 5 4285                8   4  1   64 MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (439)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    LADY TIFF 2666              8   5  0   60 GUARDIANS II (247)
BASHING ATTACK   CALHOUN DEANE 4294          9   2  0   51 BEYOND THE PALE (337)
TOTAL PARRY      TERILEE LINZ 4273          12   9  0   45 BEYOND THE PALE (337)
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 GRUNT 4 4275.  The ten other most popular fighters were NORM THE GNOME 2377, 
LADY TIFF 2666, CALHOUN DEANE 4294, GRUNT 3 4277, GRUNT 5 4285, TAHKASIS 2665, CORBIE 
LEK 4295, DACEANA LINZ 4244, TINY GREENLEAF 2393, and TERILEE LINZ 4273.

The least popular fighter this week was MADELINE MAINZ 4296.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were DAY TURNER 4279, GRUNT 5 4278, SLOWBURN 4282, TERILEE LINZ 
4273, TINY GREENLEAF 2393, DACEANA LINZ 4244, CORBIE LEK 4295, TAHKASIS 2665, GRUNT 5 
4285, and GRUNT 3 4277.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

NORM THE GNOME (40-2377) GUARDIANS II (247)