DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/03/2008    Duedate: 06/16/2008

KATI-TEI ARENA

DM-41    TURN-537

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

RAMBLING OX
WANDERERS (329)
(41-4280) [26-16-1,111]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

RAMBLING OX                    SERGEANT 16
WANDERERS (329)                MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (397)
(41-4280) [26-16-1,111]        (41-4380) [2-0-0,30]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

RAMBLING OX                    JANIE JONES
WANDERERS (329)                RADIO CLASH (394)
(41-4280) [26-16-1,111]        (41-4349) [8-7-0,53]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

WANDERERS (329)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WANDERERS (329)             61
2. MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (397)     15      RADIO CLASH (394)
3. RADIO CLASH (394)            8      Unchartered Team
4. TEMPLARZ HAMMERZ (395)       1
5. THE PLAGUE (93)             -5      MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (397)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (397)    8   2  1 80.0   1/ 1 WANDERERS (329)           9  6 0
 2/ 2 RADIO CLASH (394)         27  18  2 60.0   2/ 4*MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (397)   8  2 1
 3/ 4 THE PLAGUE (93)          250 245 17 50.5   3/ 2 THE PLAGUE (93)           8  6 0
 4/ 3 TEMPLARZ HAMMERZ (395)    25  25  3 50.0   4/ 3 TEMPLARZ HAMMERZ (395)    7  8 0
 5/ 5 WANDERERS (329)          562 576 13 49.4   5/ 5 RADIO CLASH (394)         5  4 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 #6 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

The Isle of the Eye:

     Four steps into the woods and they couldn't see the clearing and the cart, or
hear even the distant murmuring of voices.  It wasn't that the undegrowth was heavy,
it was just... as though there was a barrier of some kind which they had just
crossed.  And it was hotter in here under the trees, with the air absolutely
motionless.  Even to speak here seemed like it would be an offense.
     Whispering, Gissanniah said, "We should go back.  Closer to the edge, where we
can still see out."
     Senator Sedalia considered arguing, good, solid arguments such as that they
didn't want to risk someone seeing in and spotting them.  He shook his head.
Gissanniah was right, the risk of getting lost here was worse.  He looked down.  His
feet were pressed into the leaf mold under the trees, and would leave visible
footprints.  Starting here.  There were no other visible footprints marking their
entry into the woods.  "Which way is back?"

Halfway between Seam and Tarrgir:

     Lenpro looked at Fandil and raised an eyebrow in question.
     Fandil shook his head.  "I've no idea what's going on here.  I can't think of
any reason for a... a guard post on this road.  It isn't a border."
     Lenpro considered that and shook his head.  "It is, though.  The border between
the Clanholds and Convincia must run right along here."
     "Not an external border," Fandil insisted.  "There's no reason to patrol an
internal--"
     "Let's ask them."  Lenpro nodded at the soldiers standing in the road ahead.
"In fact, we'd better go up to them before they decide our hesitation here is
suspicious!"  He nudged his horse with a heel, walking it forward.
     The soldiers formed up to make it clear that no one was to pass without their
approval, and an officer stepped out in front of them to meet the travelers.
     Fandil nodded politely to them all and said, "Good day.  What's afoot here?"
     "We've orders to turn back any Aruaki who try to leave the Clanhold territory,"
the officer said.  He was firm, but not belligerent.  For him, clearly, it was just a
case of doing his job.
     "Why?" Lenpro asked.
     The officer shrugged.  "I am not privy to policy.  All I have are the orders."
     "How do you tell for sure that someone is or is not Aruaki?" Fandil asked,
looking around for a magician.
     "We have been provided with a device."  The officer's tone was a little sour,
now.  He gestured at a framework of three poles, two vertical with the third uniting
the upper ends.  It was about the size of a normal doorway.  "If you pass through
that without setting off the alarm, then you have no Aruaki blood and are free to go 
on into Convincia."
     "Doesn't that seem a little unfair?" Fandil asked.
     "No.  It seems like a very clear order from my superior officer.  I have been
told the Aruaki are still carrying the plague of shape-changing," he added, "and the
gods know how much damage they did among normal people when they Changed and went
berserk."
     Fandil opened his mouth to argue further, but Lenpro stopped him.  "This man has
his orders and must obey them," the Iayean manager pointed out.  Our quarrel, if we
have one--there's a lot of point in that business of the plague, you know--our
quarrel must be with those who established the policy and issued the orders."
     "I don't like it," Fandil growled.  "But you're right."  He sighed, nodded an
apology to the soldier, and dismounted to walk through the test-doorway.

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 296): UNHOLY TERROR of BLOOD RITES (Wretch, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 594): CHIEF SITTING BULL of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 594): GINKOR of THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 587): CHUCKER ISTTA of MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 583): MIRESSEA POOLE of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 583): KEG STAND of BARHOPPERS (Apex, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 580): CALONYMUS of STEEL CRUSADE (Cassius Calvata, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 576): PRIVATE PERNA of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 545): LON CHANEY JR. of MEN OF 1,000 FACES (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 536): RAMBLING OX of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 527): BANNIR PARK of BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 244): PAINFUL PANSY of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 429): ATRION of THE EXILED ONES (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 197): TRYPTOPHAN of SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 479): AXLY HIMSELF of GERFEL'S FRIENDS (Generalissimo Puerco)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 296): THE ANIMALS (The Zoo Keeper, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 594): ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 594): ALL THE MUN'S MEN (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 587): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 583): MEDAL OF HONOR F3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 583): BARHOPPERS (Apex, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 580): GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 576): RED DOG GANG (Jojra, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 545): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 536): WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 527): FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 244): FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 429): BIBLICAL HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 197): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 479): SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 296): HAMMURABI of SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 594): WALK THE LINE of ELFQUEST (Armalias, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 594): MOLYNEUX of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 587): CHUCKER ISTTA of MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
               (turn 586): JEROME OF KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 583): MIRESSEA POOLE of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 576): PRIVATE PERNA of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
             (turn 575): FENCE POST of RED DOG GANG (Jojra, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 544): ELDA MAINZ of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 526): CUTTER of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 243): IGOR MALMORT 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 had hoped that the Guns of Brixton would relieve me of the necessity for
producing another few words in this spot--without killing me, mind you.  But it was
not to be.

                                    Rambling Ox

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, friends and fiends, welcome to your friendly neighborhood spyreport.  
I doubt KATI-TEI will ever be the same.  And let's see, TERRINDAR fought GHETTO 
DEFENDANT and gained 18 points and contributed to WANDERERS' 5-0-0.  GHETTO DEFENDANT 
has lost to TERRINDAR, falling 12 points, while helping make RADIO CLASH a 2-1-0 
turn.  The attempts to dethrone the Duelmaster have failed, and RAMBLING OX remains 
KATI-TEI's top warrior for another turn.  By the way, was that our Duelmaster that I 
saw last night, cramped under the table at The Warty Toad?   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.  WANDERERS has cause to stand tall, 
as they were KATI-TEI's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to 
beat.  And guess who avoided WANDERERS stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was 
THE PLAGUE.  Anyone surprised?  The most challenged warrior this turn was RADIO 
CLASH's warrior GUNS OF BRIXTON.  More fighters challenged him than challenged the 
Duelmaster!  In a brave attempt, THE WAIT from THE PLAGUE challenged up 19 points to 
fight JANIE JONES from the RADIO CLASH stable.  THE WAIT perhaps got his just 
desserts, seeing as he lost to JANIE JONES and ended up with 20 recognition points.   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  We'd like to remind certain teams not to rob the graves of their enemies.  
You know who you are; and it's considered rude.   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  Always good to rest in KATI-TEI, but never good to wear out my 
welcome.  Look for me in future turns.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to 
paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAMBLING OX 4280             26  16  1   111       WANDERERS (329)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GUNS OF BRIXTON 4348         10   5  1    85       RADIO CLASH (394)
 LADY GRACE HAMMER 4355        7   3  1    79       TEMPLARZ HAMMERZ (395)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAISE THE ABYSS 4331         11   6  0    58       THE PLAGUE (93)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STANLOY MEDAR 4369            8   2  0    55       WANDERERS (329)
 TERRINDAR 4340                8  13  0    54       WANDERERS (329)
 BREAK STUFF 4344              6   3  0    54       THE PLAGUE (93)
 JANIE JONES 4349              8   7  0    53       RADIO CLASH (394)
 GHETTO DEFENDANT 4351         9   6  1    43       RADIO CLASH (394)
 VALARELLE 4365                6   6  0    35       WANDERERS (329)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIR HAMMER HAMMER 4352        5   5  1    31       TEMPLARZ HAMMERZ (395)
 EYES THAT BURN 4339           7   7  0    30       THE PLAGUE (93)
 SERGEANT 16 4380              2   0  0    30       MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (397)
 TRINITY REBORN 4337           7   7  0    28       THE PLAGUE (93)
 GOTHELCINA 4376               3   4  0    25       WANDERERS (329)
 EDWARD DAHLGREN 4381          2   0  0    25       MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (397)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SERGEANT 15 4377              2   0  1    23       MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (397)
 COMMUNION HAMMER 4356         6   4  0    22       TEMPLARZ HAMMERZ (395)
 HOLY WATER HAMMER 4354        5   5  1    21       TEMPLARZ HAMMERZ (395)
 THE WAIT 4382                 2   1  0    20       THE PLAGUE (93)
 SIR KNIGHT HAMMER 4353        2   8  0    14       TEMPLARZ HAMMERZ (395)
 ROBERT DUNLAP 4378            1   1  0     4       MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (397)
 SERGEANT 14 4379              1   1  0     4       MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (397)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Eyes That Burn -- Too many late nights, and perhaps polutants or allergens in the
air.  It gets to us all sometimes. -- Stanloy Medar

Trinty Reborn -- What's the point?  Why not move on to a quaternity? -- Gothelcina

Holy Water Hammer -- And what do you do when the stream runs dry? -- Terrindar
P.S.  I'm guessing a kind of water-powered hammermill here, yes?

Break Stuff -- Eh... stale donuts and fourth-rate coffee?  I'll pass on that. --
Valarelle

31 May 2008
Any and all who live in the 805 area, I would like for you to call me so we can get
together for BBQ's, softball games, and so on.  It has been a while since the last
get together (several years).  It was a blast and I am sure the next one will be
also.  We just have to do it.  All alliances are welcome.  Just because my warriors
leave your warrior beaten and bloody in defeat does not mean we can't have a beer or
five together.  I'll even buy the first round.  So call 805-588-3419 and ask for Dave
a.k.a. Misfit, former member of the Green and Purple Polka Dot Alliance (GAPPDA).

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

RAISE THE ABYSS was devastated by GUNS OF BRIXTON in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
EYES THAT BURN was handily defeated by STANLOY MEDAR in a 2 minute Challenge match.
THE WAIT was vanquished by JANIE JONES in a 4 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
RAMBLING OX demolished LADY GRACE HAMMER in a 1 minute mismatched Title competition.
GHETTO DEFENDANT lost to TERRINDAR in a crowd pleasing 2 minute fight.
TRINITY REBORN was beaten by VALARELLE in a 1 minute brawl.
BREAK STUFF handily defeated RUTHLESS JAYWALKER in a 1 minute uneven fight.
SIR HAMMER HAMMER vanquished ROBERT DUNLAP in a 1 minute uneven duel.
SIR KNIGHT HAMMER was vanquished by SERGEANT 16 in a 1 minute uneven fight.
HOLY WATER HAMMER lost to SERGEANT 15 in a popular 1 minute fight.
GOTHELCINA overpowered SERGEANT 14 in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
COMMUNION HAMMER was savagely defeated by EDWARD DAHLGREN in a 1 minute brutal match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       4         TOTAL PARRY        4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -   4 -  1      71  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -   4 -  0      64  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         BASHING ATTACK     7 -   4 -  1      64  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -   6 -  0      63  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-STRIKE      12 -   9 -  0      57  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    10 -   8 -  1      56  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW        12 -  12 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   8 -  0      47  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-LUNGE       16 -  19 -  1      46  |

Turn 537 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  RAMBLING OX 4280           26  16  1  111 WANDERERS (329)
AIMED BLOW       GUNS OF BRIXTON 4348       10   5  1   85 RADIO CLASH (394)
SLASHING ATTACK  LADY GRACE HAMMER 4355      7   3  1   79 TEMPLARZ HAMMERZ (395)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    RAISE THE ABYSS 4331       11   6  0   58 THE PLAGUE (93)
PARRY-STRIKE     STANLOY MEDAR 4369          8   2  0   55 WANDERERS (329)
LUNGING ATTACK   BREAK STUFF 4344            6   3  0   54 THE PLAGUE (93)
PARRY-LUNGE      GHETTO DEFENDANT 4351       9   6  1   43 RADIO CLASH (394)
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 JANIE JONES 4349.  The ten other most popular fighters were GHETTO DEFENDANT 
4351, GUNS OF BRIXTON 4348, STANLOY MEDAR 4369, SERGEANT 15 4377, TERRINDAR 4340, 
GOTHELCINA 4376, EDWARD DAHLGREN 4381, EYES THAT BURN 4339, RAMBLING OX 4280, and 
VALARELLE 4365.

The least popular fighter this week was COMMUNION HAMMER 4356.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SERGEANT 14 4379, SIR KNIGHT HAMMER 4353, ROBERT DUNLAP 4378, 
TRINITY REBORN 4337, LADY GRACE HAMMER 4355, THE WAIT 4382, RAISE THE ABYSS 4331, 
HOLY WATER HAMMER 4354, SIR HAMMER HAMMER 4352, and BREAK STUFF 4344.

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XLV

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
5 GOT PICKED 4199 (40-14-2)            8  3  0         072905R              

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
JEHAN 2262 (11-8-2)                    2  3  0         FLAGG'S FIVE         

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ENRAGE 4284 (5-1-0)                    5  3  0         WRECKING CREW        

ADM FOOLS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
JAMES DOOLITTLE 4237 (25-12-1)         0  3  0         MEDAL OF HONOR 26    

CHALLENGERS FOOL TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
NYPD 3886 (12-5-0)                     1  3  0         FLAGG'S FIVE         

INITIATES FOOLS TOURNEY                W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PAINFIRE 4292 (2-2-0)                  3  3  0  DEAD   WRECKING CREW