DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/06/2008    Duedate: 05/19/2008

KATI-TEI ARENA

DM-41    TURN-535

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

RAMBLING OX
WANDERERS (329)
(41-4280) [24-16-1,101]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

RAMBLING OX                    LADY GRACE HAMMER
WANDERERS (329)                TEMPLARZ HAMMERZ (395)
(41-4280) [24-16-1,101]        (41-4355) [6-2-1,66]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

RAMBLING OX                    RAISE THE ABYSS
WANDERERS (329)                THE PLAGUE (93)
(41-4280) [24-16-1,101]        (41-4331) [10-5-0,56]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

TEMPLARZ HAMMERZ (395)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. TEMPLARZ HAMMERZ (395)      42
2. RADIO CLASH (394)           10      RADIO CLASH (394)
3. THE PLAGUE (93)              0      Unchartered Team
4. WANDERERS (329)             -3
                                       TEMPLARZ HAMMERZ (395)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 RADIO CLASH (394)         24  15  2 61.5   1/ 3*TEMPLARZ HAMMERZ (395)    8  7 0
 2/ 2*TEMPLARZ HAMMERZ (395)    22  18  3 55.0   2/ 1 WANDERERS (329)           7  8 0
 3/ 3 THE PLAGUE (93)          245 240 17 50.5   3/ 2 RADIO CLASH (394)         6  3 0
 4/ 4 WANDERERS (329)          554 574 13 49.1   4/ 4 THE PLAGUE (93)           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 #4 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Zorpunt:

     Fandil stood on one of the town's three intact wharfs and watched the waves of
the Trier lap around the heap of stones that had been Khaldren's Tower.  Most of the
soot had been washed off by the rains of the spring, but it was still an impressive
scene of destruction.
     A small boat eased up to the wharf, and a lean figure jumped across from the
deck.  "Glad you could meet me here," Lenpro said.
     Fandil raised an eyebrow.  "You said it was important."
     Lenpro nodded.  "But there's a lot of important trouble around right now."
     "This is trouble, then?"
     "Of course!  I sent Sedalia to the Isle to talk to the king--"
     "I'd heard that," Fandil agreed.  "What's the word?"
     "That's the problem.  There is no word, no message at all, and there should be."
     Fandil reviewed the map of Alastari in his mind.  "Three or four days each way,
and with the roads this muddy, maybe longer," he said.  "And it might've taken him a
couple of days to get an audience--"
     Lenpro gave him an impatient look.  "You're forgetting the pigeons."
     Fandil hoped his beard would hide his blush.  He had indeed forgotten the
pigeons.  The Consortium maintained a homing pigeon loft near the mainland end of the
ferry to the Isle.  Messages, if brief, didn't have to wait on travel time.
     "Sedalia sent a pigeon just before he boarded the ferry," Lenpro said.  "It
arrived eight days ago.  Since then, nothing.  Eight days."
     "Ah.  You're correct, there should have been a message, even if only to say
nothing was moving forward."  He turned to look around the waterfront.  There was
nobody near, but sound carried over water, and it was as well to remember that,
sanctioned or not, the king of Andoria had a whole guild of spies and assassins at
his service.
     Lenpro snorted.  "I believe that the time for keeping a low profile is past,
Fandil.  Something is wrong... with the king.  There will be no sweeping this under
the rug."
     "And there's no need to start rumors flying too quickly," Fandil countered.  "We
need more information first--"
     "That," Lenpro growled, "is why Sedalia went to the Isle in the first place!"
     "There are other avenues to pursue," Fandil said, "and they can be done here--at
least, here as in, not on the Isle.  But they are not going to be talked about here,
on this wharf.  That'd be asking for trouble."

On the Isle of the Eye:

     Lord Protector Senator Sedalia looked at the cart with distaste.  It was not
new, though it seemed sturdy enough.  But the main objection was that it had been
used to haul fish from Willow Beach, where Darkholm was located, up to Talahya, and 
it smelled like it.  Still, he glanced down at his clothing which was... extremely
utilitarian, it wasn't like his attire would suffer from contact with it.  And at
least the ride would be brief; the road went through Lirin Kiv on its way to Willow
Beach.  Four miles, maybe five.
     "I can't believe there's no other way to get out of Talahya," he muttered,
climbing in beside Gissanniah.
     "We're not out yet," she said.  "I can't believe THIS way will work, until we're
clear of the last ring of watchers."  She pulled the tarp up to cover both of them.
"I can't believe someone is going to this much trouble just to keep us from reporting
that we didn't get in to see the king."
     "In itself, that is revealing," Sedalia said.  His voice was muffled by the
tarp.  "Presumably our failure to see the king would provoke questions that someone
really, really doesn't want to answer."
     "Quiet," the driver said.  "I could be stopped any time.  Don't provoke 'em to
search the wagon."

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 295): UNHOLY TERROR of BLOOD RITES (Wretch, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 592): CHIEF SITTING BULL of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 592): MOLYNEUX of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 585): JEROME of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 581): TRAVIS T FLETE of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 581): KEG STAND of BARHOPPERS (Apex, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 578): MOLDRAUN of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 574): WORLD CHUMPS of THE A'S -- LOSERS II (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 543): PARTICLE MAN of NEUROMANCERS (Rude Buddha, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 534): RAMBLING OX of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 525): CUTTER of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 243): IGOR MALMORT of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 427): ATRION of THE EXILED ONES (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 196): AYE OF THE NEEDLE of HAZAARDS OF CLONGING (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 477): AXLY HIMSELF of GERFEL'S FRIENDS (Generalissimo Puerco)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 295): SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 592): ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 592): OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 585): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 581): KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 581): MASTERS OF SIN (Sin, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 578): ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 574): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 543): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 534): WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 525): BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 243): FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 427): BIBLICAL HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 196): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 477): SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 592): KORO CLOUD of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
                   (turn 591): SLEDGE of NEVERWAKE (Doc Steeke, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 590): ABBOTT of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 584): JACKSON OF KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 581): TRAVIS T FLETE of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
                (turn 580): MITCHELL PAIGE of MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 578): MOLDRAUN of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
                           CAYLON MCCANN of STEEL CRUSADE (Cassius Calvata, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 573): KLINK of THE A'S -- LOSERS II (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 543): BORIS KARLOFF of MEN OF 1,000 FACES (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 524): CADDO SCOT of BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 243): IGOR MALMORT of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
                (turn 242): PAS DE QUARTIER of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 196): I OF THE KNEE DOLL of HAZAARDS OF CLONGING (Crip, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

      I don't believe that was a Virginal Concubine!  The things she said about my
mother were just shocking, and totally not true.  That wasn't "virginal," that was a
hussy.

                                     Rambling Ox

                                      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!.  We now have a new top team for all of you guys 
to dogpile on.  TEMPLARZ HAMMERZ now holds the crown and they are betting they can 
keep it.  THE PLAGUE is no joke as it posted a 3-1-0 week advancing from 4th place to 
4th place.  Hey everybody, watch out for LADY GRACE HAMMER, who flew up 18 points in 
the rankings after mashing EYES THAT BURN like a melon.  Keep your eye on this gal.  
Ya know, some days it doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  EYES THAT BURN was beat 
by LADY GRACE HAMMER and drops 18 points.  Going for the gusto and coming up with 
aught but bloody knuckles was RADIO CLASH's GUNS OF BRIXTON, who was turned away from 
the Duelmastership by RAMBLING OX.  Can you believe they are paying me 10 gold to 
deliver this stuff?   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!  
Did you hear that WANDERERS was most avoided team this week?  Well, knowing the 
personal hygiene of WANDERERS' warriors, I'm not surprised!  Okay, so I may not be 
funny, but catch THE PLAGUE's act in the arena.  Those acrobats seem to be fairly 
deft at running from WANDERERS.   
     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, there's the manager of the KATI-TEI giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 
'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some 
tracks.  Its been fun, and I'm sure you enjoyed it (boos).  Now that I've got you 
worked up for Snide Clemens, I'll be leaving-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAMBLING OX 4280             24  16  1   101       WANDERERS (329)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GUNS OF BRIXTON 4348          9   4  1    68       RADIO CLASH (394)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LADY GRACE HAMMER 4355        6   2  1    66       TEMPLARZ HAMMERZ (395)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAISE THE ABYSS 4331         10   5  0    56       THE PLAGUE (93)
 GHETTO DEFENDANT 4351         9   4  1    54       RADIO CLASH (394)
 EYES THAT BURN 4339           7   5  0    47       THE PLAGUE (93)
 SIR HAMMER HAMMER 4352        4   4  1    39       TEMPLARZ HAMMERZ (395)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BREAK STUFF 4344              4   3  0    32       THE PLAGUE (93)
 TERRINDAR 4340                6  13  0    31       WANDERERS (329)
 STANLOY MEDAR 4369            6   2  0    31       WANDERERS (329)
 TRINITY REBORN 4337           6   6  0    28       THE PLAGUE (93)
 COMMUNION HAMMER 4356         6   2  0    28       TEMPLARZ HAMMERZ (395)
 JANIE JONES 4349              6   7  0    27       RADIO CLASH (394)
 VALARELLE 4365                5   5  0    27       WANDERERS (329)
 HOLY WATER HAMMER 4354        5   3  1    24       TEMPLARZ HAMMERZ (395)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOTHELCINA 4376               2   3  0    14       WANDERERS (329)
 SIR KNIGHT HAMMER 4353        1   7  0    10       TEMPLARZ HAMMERZ (395)
 THE WAIT 4382                 1   0  0     8       THE PLAGUE (93)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Ghetto Defendant -- (exasperated look)  Was I trying to stop you?  Was I even showing
any interest in your tatty old ghetto?  NO.  Back off, woman. -- Terrindar
P.S.  You people of the lesser races are just too touchy.

Holy Water Hammer -- You'd better go pound on some holy water instead.  Stick to what
you're good at. -- Valarelle

Janie Jones -- I got really tired of those remarks about how ordinary and uninspiring
you think I am.  You're wrong, and I showed YOU. -- Stanloy Medar

Sir Knight Hammer -- You're just no fun at all. -- Gothelcina
P.S.  Is there a Sir Knight o'Day training on your team?  Inquiring minds wonder
vaguely.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

RAMBLING OX devastated GUNS OF BRIXTON in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
EYES THAT BURN was demolished by LADY GRACE HAMMER in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
GHETTO DEFENDANT overpowered VALARELLE in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
RAISE THE ABYSS viciously subdued STANLOY MEDAR in a 5 minute gory fight.
TERRINDAR was subdued by SIR HAMMER HAMMER in a 1 minute competition.
TRINITY REBORN devastated SIR KNIGHT HAMMER in a 2 minute one-sided duel.
JANIE JONES bested GOTHELCINA in a 2 minute master vs. amateur match.
COMMUNION HAMMER overpowered FRATSFAN NOBLE in a 1 minute uneven melee.
HOLY WATER HAMMER vanquished POLITE BEGGAR in a 1 minute uneven duel.
THE WAIT defeated FRIENDLY CONSTABLE in a 4 minute beginner's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         TOTAL PARRY        4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -   3 -  1      80  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         WALL OF STEEL      9 -   6 -  0      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         AIMED BLOW        11 -   9 -  0      55  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-LUNGE       18 -  15 -  2      55  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK    6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -   7 -  0      53  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   4 -  1      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         LUNGING ATTACK     7 -   7 -  0      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -   9 -  0      44  |

Turn 535 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      2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  2         3  PARRY-LUNGE    
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  2         1  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  2                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  RAMBLING OX 4280           24  16  1  101 WANDERERS (329)
AIMED BLOW       GUNS OF BRIXTON 4348        9   4  1   68 RADIO CLASH (394)
SLASHING ATTACK  LADY GRACE HAMMER 4355      6   2  1   66 TEMPLARZ HAMMERZ (395)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    RAISE THE ABYSS 4331       10   5  0   56 THE PLAGUE (93)
PARRY-LUNGE      GHETTO DEFENDANT 4351       9   4  1   54 RADIO CLASH (394)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is RAMBLING OX 4280.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was RAISE THE ABYSS 4331.  The ten other most popular fighters were RAMBLING OX 
4280, STANLOY MEDAR 4369, JANIE JONES 4349, LADY GRACE HAMMER 4355, GHETTO DEFENDANT 
4351, TRINITY REBORN 4337, GOTHELCINA 4376, COMMUNION HAMMER 4356, HOLY WATER HAMMER 
4354, and GUNS OF BRIXTON 4348.

The least popular fighter this week was THE WAIT 4382.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SIR KNIGHT HAMMER 4353, VALARELLE 4365, SIR HAMMER HAMMER 4352, 
TERRINDAR 4340, EYES THAT BURN 4339, GUNS OF BRIXTON 4348, HOLY WATER HAMMER 4354, 
COMMUNION HAMMER 4356, GOTHELCINA 4376, and TRINITY REBORN 4337.