DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/14/2009    Duedate: 08/27/2009

ZENSU ARENA

DM-40    TURN-577

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CALHOUN DEANE
BEYOND THE PALE (337)
(40-4294) [18-10-0,87]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CALHOUN DEANE                  POSITION IS EMPTY
BEYOND THE PALE (337)          
(40-4294) [18-10-0,87]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CALHOUN DEANE                  CALHOUN DEANE
BEYOND THE PALE (337)          BEYOND THE PALE (337)
(40-4294) [18-10-0,87]         (40-4294) [18-10-0,87]

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)       15
2. MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (439)     15      MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (439)
3. AQUARIAN TAROT (235)         0      Unchartered Team

DUELING FOR DOLLARS (236)

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)   92  54  9 63.0   1/ 2 BEYOND THE PALE (337)     7  8 0
 2- 2 AQUARIAN TAROT (235)      51  59  1 46.4   2/ 1 MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (439)   6  4 1
 3/ 3 BEYOND THE PALE (337)    644 803 25 44.5   3- 3 AQUARIAN TAROT (235)      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 #33 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

West of Fratsfa:

     Elosjon heaved a sigh of relief when his feet touched firm ground again, and he
didn't care if Fandil heard him or not.  He had been afraid--no, he was afraid now.
In the tree, he had been terrified.  Of falling.  Of failing.
     The old mage gripped his arm, held one hand to his mouth briefly to signal
silence, and then pulled him away from the ravine, deeper into the forest.  Higher up
the mountain.
     After several minutes of silent walking, or at least walking without speech,
Elosjon figured he could risk speech.  "What about Redbud?" he whispered.
     "We keep going," Fandil said.  "She may, probably will, be fine.  And she's
doing a necessary job so that we can go forward and do a different and even more
necessary job.  Let us not waste her efforts."
     "Right, right.  The magician at Mountain Home."  He hesitated.  "I could be
wrong about Mountain Home.  I only have the word of Herlas of Zensu and he's, well,
his reputation isn't exactly--"
     "I feel sure that you ARE correct," Fandil said.  "All my instincts tell me so.
We will find an answer up there on the mountain.  If we get there soon enough."
     Elosjon was silent for several minutes, trying to work that out.  Finally he
said, "Soon enough?"
     "Eh?"  Fandil brought his thoughts back from a great distance.  "Oh, certainly.
That magician has a plan in progress.  Now, plans are like snow on a mountain:  They
build up and build up, and suddenly they reach the point where they become an
avalanche.  Building pressure can be dealt with, but once you have an avalanche, all
you can do is try to survive until it's over.  If we can reach our opponent before
his plan becomes an avalanche, we can--probably--stop him.  After... we can only hope
to pick up the pieces."
     "Oh."  Elosjon stared into the darkness, not total darkness because some moon-
and starlight filtered through the trees, and thought about that as he walked.  This
old man, who had been a magician for longer than he, Elosjon, had been alive was
messing up all his preconceived notions of what it actually meant to be a magician.
There seemed to be a lot more luck, and a lot more responsibility, involved than he
had expected.  He wasn't sure he could handle it.  That thought made him pause.  Was
he going to give up, then?  No!  He would do his best, the very best that was in him
and maybe just a little more, and either he would survive the effort or he wouldn't.
But no quitting.  It was almost a relief to make up his mind like that.
     The path they were following came out of the trees into an open area.  A ghost
town, abandoned buildings, overgrown yards, a rutted street.  Elosjon stopped.  "This
used to be the village of Mountain Home," he said.
     Fandil stopped beside him and looked around.  "Odd," he muttered, sniffing the
air.  "There's something here, or has been recently."
     "What?  And how can you tell?"  The younger mage sniffed too.  It smelled like
an animal's den, a little.  Maybe fading.  And something else.  Sulfur?  Recognition
came with a cold chill down his spine.  "A demon?"
     "In general terms, yes.  I think so.  Something from that neighborhood, anyway."
Fandil was silent for a moment, his head cocked as though to listen.
     Elosjon listened, too, but the only sounds he heard were made by the wind
rustling the brush and tapping on the roofs.  Unless there was something he was
missing?  He listened harder, so hard that his ears rang with the silence.  If there
was a real sound, he wasn't hearing it.
     "Not here now," Fandil said.
     "If there was something, what would we hear?"
     "Depends on WHAT there was, but... scratching.  Clicking.  Maybe grumbles.
Which way is the castle from here?  We should go on before the 'watchdog' returns."

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 312): PEARL HARBOR of SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 625): KIANA TOM of GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS (Weasel, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 625): FLOORMAT of THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 613): HOT EIGHTEEN of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 614): PAUL WIEDORFER of MEDAL OF HONOR J4 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 610): SAML ULRON of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 609): KETTELMAN of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 607): SIR CARLSON of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 575): CORBIE LEK of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 567): SERGEANT2 of MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (The Anarchist)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 558): ANNA BEATRICE of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 259): IRMINSUL of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 457): THOMAS WIGLE of MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 213): MERCURY SABLE of OUT OF THIS WORLD (?, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 510): VISION of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 312): Z GLADIATORS (Mr. Z, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 625): BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 625): OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 613): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 614): MEDAL OF HONOOR J4 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 610): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 609): ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 607): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 576): MEDAL OF HONOOR G1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 567): MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 558): DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 259): FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 457): MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 213): OUT OF THIS WORLD, (?, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 510): ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 312): PEARL HARBOR of SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
               (turn 311): ZIP of Z GLADIATORZ (Mr. Z, mgr.)
                           CONUNDRUM of CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 624): CARMEN ELECTRA of GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS (Weasel, mgr.)
                               PUPPY LOVE of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
                               BUTTER BURRO of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 625): GEORGE FOREMUN of ALL THE MUN'S MEN (The Mun, mgr.)
                          MUN OVER BOARD of ALL THE MUN'S MEN (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 612): SEREPHIM of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 608): GUT BUSTER of ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 606): STONE COLD of WRESTLEMANIACS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 574): GRUNT 5 of MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     I was going on vacation, see?  Surf, sun...  But what do those bums say?  "Hit 
the road, Debby Tonte.  ZENSU needs a spyreport."  Oh, well.  Too bad, MEDAL OF HONOR 
G1, but BEYOND THE PALE was just too good to be stopped.  MVP award for JOFRE MAINZ?  
BEYOND THE PALE's proud of him after beating M. CHARDINEE and getting 15 points.  
Talk about yer major upsets!  CARINA LINZ's match with SERGEANT 13 cost her a loss of 
4 points!  Our last turn's Duelmaster has lost, folks, lost to KUNG-FU MASTER, and 
CORBIE LEK has made the way for a new Duelmaster!  CALHOUN DEANE of BEYOND THE PALE 
takes CORBIE LEK's place.  (But seriously, who could ever take the place of CORBIE 
LEK?  Oh, all right.) I hear the top team insists all their warriors get nine hours 
sleep.  They want photogenic fighters for PR photos.   
     AAARRGH!!!  I HATE SPYREPORTING!!!  Sorry.  I just had to say it.   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All ZENSU ever talks about is fighting!  Me, 
I'm more laid back.  What if they had a fight and nobody showed up?  I'd be out of a 
job, that's what!!!   
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I know how much you like reading this stuff, but I really should stop.  Its 
been really albendranius!  Later, guys-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CALHOUN DEANE 4294           18  10  0    87       BEYOND THE PALE (337)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-THE EMPEROR 1994             10  19  0    92       AQUARIAN TAROT (235)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOFRE MAINZ 4301              8   1  0    80       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
 TERILEE LINZ 4273            16  22  0    79       BEYOND THE PALE (337)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CORBIE LEK 4295              11   9  1    65       BEYOND THE PALE (337)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-THE HIEROPHANT 2621           7  12  1    34       AQUARIAN TAROT (235)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SERGEANT 13 4311              2   0  0    28       MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (439)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CARINA LINZ 4300              4   5  1    18       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
-HIGH PRIESTESS 4298           0   2  0     6       AQUARIAN TAROT (235)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

The Kung-Fu Master.  I really don't like that guy. -- Calhoun Deane

Cal talks about not liking the Kung-Fu dude, I can relate.  I don't like the
Convicted Assassin, either.  Although I suppose it isn't his fault that Jorja got us
started on the personals so late that I didn't have TIME to do a column.  Which I
don't understand.  If I have time to do a personal, why not a column? -- Corbie Lek

Yes, and if we're wondering about "why?", why did Corbie have to get the Assassin all
stirred up for ME to fight?  I didn't need this. -- Terilee Linz

That's a Dangerous Criminal?  Odd. -- Jofre Mainz

And a fight against the Mordant Deserter--if you can call that a fight--rounds out a
turn spent tangling with nothing but standbys.  Phooey. -- Carina Linz

We salute the tourney participants. -- Jorja and Beyond the Pale

Grunt 5 -- Congratulations.  Stop by the arena office on your way out of town and
I'll buy you a meal. -- Arenamaster Diego

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CORBIE LEK was devastated by KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
CALHOUN DEANE vanquished M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute uneven Title battle.
TERILEE LINZ outlasted VETERAN MERCENARY in a crowd pleasing 8 minute uneven fight.
JOFRE MAINZ devastated M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
CARINA LINZ was demolished by SERGEANT 13 in a 1 minute mismatched competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   0 -  0     100  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW         4 -   0 -  0     100  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -   5 -  1      71  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         LUNGING ATTACK    14 -  10 -  0      58  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -  10 -  1      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     8 -  11 -  1      42  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         TOTAL PARRY        3 -   7 -  0      30  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 577 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   CALHOUN DEANE 4294         18  10  0   87 BEYOND THE PALE (337)
LUNGING ATTACK   JOFRE MAINZ 4301            8   1  0   80 BEYOND THE PALE (337)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CALHOUN DEANE 4294.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was CALHOUN DEANE 4294.  The ten other most popular fighters were TERILEE LINZ 
4273, SERGEANT 13 4311, JOFRE MAINZ 4301, CORBIE LEK 4295, CARINA LINZ 4300,  0,  0,  
0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was CARINA LINZ 4300.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were CORBIE LEK 4295, JOFRE MAINZ 4301, SERGEANT 13 4311, TERILEE 
LINZ 4273, CALHOUN DEANE 4294,  0,  0,  0,  0, and  0.