DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/13/2009    Duedate: 03/26/2009

ZENSU ARENA

DM-40    TURN-566

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GRUNT 5
MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (439)
(40-4285) [12-6-1,99]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GRUNT 5                        POSITION IS EMPTY
MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (439)        
(40-4285) [12-6-1,99]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GRUNT 4                        GRUNT 3
MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (439)        MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (439)
(40-4275) [12-10-1,96]         (40-4277) [13-6-2,83]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (439)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BEYOND THE PALE (337)       30
2. MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (439)     11      MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (439)
                                       Unchartered Team

                                       7-ELEVEN (294)

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)   62  39  6 61.4   1/ 1 MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (439)  11  4 1
 2/ 2 BEYOND THE PALE (337)    619 776 24 44.4   2/ 2 BEYOND THE PALE (337)     8  7 1

    '*'   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 #24 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Fratsfa:

     The slum they were in decayed into a worse slum, and that faded into an area
that was half ruins and half buildings that just managed to stay upright.  There were
people in the ramshackle structures even so.  Sizzling Sunflower saw one woman
dressed in rags--literally in rags, and it was impossible to guess her age--staring
at them as though they were the most alien and fantastic beings imaginable.  Perhaps
they were, here.
     Lenpro touched her arm.  "Don't stare at them," he said quietly.
     "How can they live like this?" Sunflower demanded.
     "A wise man once said to me that if you don't know where people are coming from
and where they're going, you can't judge the route they've chosen."
     "That sounds, I don't know, profound or something, but what does it mean?"
     "It means you should let be, until someone actually asks for help, or at least
until you know more."  They turned a corner--there were no long straight avenues
here--and approached the crumbling wall that enclosed the Old Ruins.
     Lenpro frowned.  The wall was shimmering, faintly but unmistakably.  Or maybe it
weren't, maybe it was just heat waves or sun reflecting off snow.  Both at once?  It
was an odd thing, anyway, and probably magical, and as such it should be approached
with caution.  And preferably with a mage in hand, but Fandil wasn't here.  Lenpro
didn't think they had time to waste going back to get him.  He glanced at Sizzling
Sunflower.
     She was staring at the wall, wide-eyed.  "Weird!" she said, and smiled.  "This
should be something new, let's try it!"
     Lenpro shook his head.  It was a long time since he'd been that young.  But
maybe hers was the right attitude anyway.  "Yes, let's."  He stepped up to the
gateway.
     The sensation was a familiar one: they had stepped through some kind of
dimensional gateway.  And if he'd had any question about that, what he saw beyond it
would have made all certain.  They were not on Ghea any more.
     The buildings were as ruined as he had expected in this oldest part of Fratsfa,
if it still was based on that city.  But heaps of rubble reared into narrow mounds of
unnatural height, and broken walls loomed and tottered, seeming to hang in mid-air
when they should be collapsing.  The flagstoned streets lay at unexpected angles, and
sometimes there was nothing at all between the stones.  They say people, more than
Lenpro had expected, but not one who appeared normal.  He began to wonder how he
appeared to them and glanced over at Sizzling Sunflower.
     She looked half plant, or maybe like a sunflower that was half human.  She
touched his arm with one leafy green hand.  "This is so neat!  It's a whole other
world here!"  When she smiled, her teeth were striped like sunflower seeds.
     "It is that," Lenpro agreed.  He glanced back to check on their line of retreat.
They didn't have a line of retreat, there was no sign of the gateway through which
they'd come.

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

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 306): CONCUSSION of CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 614): LILAC LIZARD of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 614): LITTLE BIG MUN of ALL THE MUN'S MEN (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 606): ULTRA FAIT of DROP THE LEASH (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 603): TCHENI LOY of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 603): GRIFLET IRVEL of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 600): AMARANTH of MENAGERIE (Ichabod Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 596): SIR CARLSON of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 565): GRUNT 5 of MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 556): SERGEANT 1 of MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 547): IZZCO of INFERNAL LORDS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 254): SER VON DARKMOOR of SILVER KNIGHTS (Toker, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 446): BILLY JOHNSON of 1949 YANKEES (Papa Bear, mgr.}
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 206): DORINE EAGEL of THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 469): MAXIMUS of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 306): CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 614): COLORIFIC (Purple People Eater, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 614): ALL THE MUN'S MEN (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 606): MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 603): MEDAL OF HONOOR J4 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 603): FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 600): ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 596): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 565): MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 556): THE PLAGUE (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 547): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 254): BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 446): MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 206): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 499): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 306): FEORDIS INK of MIDDLE WAY 11 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 614): SNOW WHITE of COLORIFIC (Purple People Eater, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 614): RAIN MUN of ALL THE MUN'S MEN (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 602): MISS SCARLET of GOTTA GET A CLUE (?, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 599): HEART BREAKER of ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 555): RAISE THE ABYSS of THE PLAGUE (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 547): BERNICE of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
                 (turn 546): TANK of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 207): MESSY MONGREL of DOGS OF WAR (Omega?, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     The sages err'd not in their foretelling of a god descending upon ZENSU, for I, 
Novgorodny Vir, have returned!  Practice pays for GRUNT 4, who pummelled MADELINE 
MAINZ, to pocket 16 points.  Win some, lose some.  Speaking of which, VENOMOUS 
CONCUBINE was winsome, after beating GRUNT 5 and seeing him lose 19 points.  Those 
who hoped for a new Duelmaster were disappointed by VENOMOUS CONCUBINE, of ZENSU, who 
despite a 0-0-0 couldn't overcome ZENSU's Number 1.  Word has it one team in ZENSU is 
taking speech lessons to try to bore their opponent to death.  I'll bet it works.   
     My mother wished me to avoid conflict, and seek the gentle trade of Spyreporter. 
But warriors aren't supposed to avoid fights!   
     Is there life after death?  Pragmatics (and warriors) know there is death after 
life!  Death (in the form of GRUNT 4 of MEDAL OF HONOR G1) knocked on MADELINE 
MAINZ's door.  What will BEYOND THE PALE do?  The suspense is killing me.  Questions 
are being raised about the disposing of severed body parts in the arena.  A certain 
tavern in ZENSU would I avoid!   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  More important duties call me.  Do not despair!  
I shall return!-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRUNT 5 4285                 12   6  1    99       MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (439)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRUNT 4 4275                 12  10  1    96       MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (439)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRUNT 3 4277                 13   6  2    83       MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (439)
 DAY TURNER 4279              11   9  0    82       MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (439)
 GRUNT 5 4278                 13   6  2    78       MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (439)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CORBIE LEK 4295               7   2  1    60       BEYOND THE PALE (337)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CALHOUN DEANE 4294           12   5  0    55       BEYOND THE PALE (337)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TERILEE LINZ 4273            13  14  0    53       BEYOND THE PALE (337)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CADDIS DEANE 4297             3   0  1    30       BEYOND THE PALE (337)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
MADELINE MAINZ 4296     7  2 1 BEYOND THE PALE 337  GRUNT 4 4275          566   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Grunt 4 -- Grunting once would be enough.  Really. -- Corbie Lek

Userous Merchant, oh la. -- Madeline Mainz

Wow, the Captured Orc has been practicing! -- Terille Linz
P.S.  I suppose that means I should, too.

Or else someone's been feeding the Orc red meat.  One or the other. -- Calhoun Deane
P.S.  Or both, I s'pose.

And an Embezzling Scribe to round off the day. -- Caddis Deane

     If there were supposed to be more personals here, our apologies.  Hal spent a
     night on the tiles, and we're still trying to catch up with the mail.  They
     should, well, they might appear next time.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

GRUNT 5 devastated VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
GRUNT 5 was vanquished by VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a exciting 1 minute uneven battle.
GRUNT 4 savagely slew MADELINE MAINZ in a crowd pleasing 1 minute bloody duel.
GRUNT 3 was luckily beaten by KHALHUMS DWARF in a exciting 2 minute fight.
DAY TURNER devastated CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
TERILEE LINZ was savagely defeated by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 3 minute struggle.
CALHOUN DEANE devastated DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
CORBIE LEK vanquished AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute uneven duel.
CADDIS DEANE vanquished PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 2 minute uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   0 -  1     100  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   2 -  1      78  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         LUNGING ATTACK    25 -   8 -  2      76  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW         4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -  10 -  0      41  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         TOTAL PARRY        4 -   9 -  0      31  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 566 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  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  GRUNT 5 4285               12   6  1   99 MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (439)
LUNGING ATTACK   GRUNT 4 4275               12  10  1   96 MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (439)
SLASHING ATTACK  GRUNT 3 4277               13   6  2   83 MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (439)
AIMED BLOW       DAY TURNER 4279            11   9  0   82 MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (439)
BASHING ATTACK   CALHOUN DEANE 4294         12   5  0   55 BEYOND THE PALE (337)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is GRUNT 4 4275.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was GRUNT 3 4277.  The ten other most popular fighters were GRUNT 4 4275, TERILEE 
LINZ 4273, DAY TURNER 4279, GRUNT 5 4285, CALHOUN DEANE 4294, CORBIE LEK 4295, 
MADELINE MAINZ 4296, GRUNT 5 4278, CADDIS DEANE 4297, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was CADDIS DEANE 4297.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were GRUNT 5 4278, MADELINE MAINZ 4296, CORBIE LEK 4295, CALHOUN 
DEANE 4294, GRUNT 5 4285, DAY TURNER 4279, TERILEE LINZ 4273, GRUNT 4 4275, GRUNT 3 
4277, and  0.