DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/02/2009    Duedate: 06/15/2009

KATI-TEI ARENA

DM-41    TURN-563

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CHARLES DEGLOPPER
MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (397)
(41-4377) [13-10-1,115]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CHARLES DEGLOPPER              JEEP
MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (397)        WHEELS (399)
(41-4377) [13-10-1,115]        (41-4398) [2-1-1,31]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CHARLES DEGLOPPER              JEEP
MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (397)        WHEELS (399)
(41-4377) [13-10-1,115]        (41-4398) [2-1-1,31]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (397)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (397)     34
2. THE PLAGUE (93)              4      MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (397)
3. WHEELS (399)                 1      Unchartered Team
4. DARK ROYALTY (50)            0
5. WANDERERS (329)             -8      WHEELS (399)

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)   85  41  3 67.5   1/ 1 MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (397)  11  2 0
 2/ 0 THE PLAGUE (93)          296 276 19 51.7   2/ 2 WANDERERS (329)           7  8 0
 3/ 2 WANDERERS (329)          621 647 15 49.0   3/ 3*WHEELS (399)              3  4 2
 4/ 3*WHEELS (399)               4   8  2 33.3   4- 4*DARK ROYALTY (50)         1  0 0
 5- 4*DARK ROYALTY (50)          2   4  0 33.3   5/ 0 THE PLAGUE (93)           1  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 #30 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

West of Fratsfa:

     Fandil didn't like the idea of leaving Ravishing Redbud alone to face the
hunters coming through the woods, but he was not a fool.  There was more at stake
here than his pride, after all.  "If we can get to ground on the other side of this
ravine and move on up the mountain without being seen, we'll do so.  You follow when
you can.  I don't like to leave you, but...."
     "Finding and stopping the magician is important," she finished for him, nodding.
"Good plan, but don't forget that the hunters have hounds.  See you later--I
promise!"
     Fandil saluted her silently, for the stand she was about to make, and also for
her youth and innocent certainty that all would work out as she expected.  He hoped
she was right.  One more stare into the darkening woods, an assessment of the sounds
of horses and hounds moving through the brush, and then he moved carefully back to
the trunk of the tree and around it.
     There was enough light for him to see Elosjon clinging tensely to a mostly-
upright branch.  The young mage was white-faced but had managed a mask of calm.
"What do we do next?" he asked.
     "We keep moving," Fandil said, keeping his voice low.  "Redbud will deal with
these hunters, one way or another.  Our job is to get up the mountain and locate this
magician."
     "But--"
     "She is a trained and capable fighter and has, ahem, other skills that will also
aid her in stopping and distracting a party of men.  She has her job and we have
ours, Elosjon."  Fandil edged past him and farther out along the limb.
     Transferring to the next tree was tricky, but he managed it.  He had a spell on
the tip of his mind ready to serve as a safety net, but he managed without that.
Moved far enough along to stand firmly on a good, thick branch, turned, and looked
back.  Elosjon was hesitating on the other tree, on the other side of this ravine.
Might as well give him a minute or two to summon up his resolve.  Fandil squinted to
the right and left.  A good, deep, steep-sided ravine, and neither end in sight.  If
it was long enough, the hunters wouldn't even consider trying to go around.  Good.  A
true barrier to pursuit.  That there might be hostile forces on this side of the
ravine was a problem for later.
     Ah, here he came now.  Mincing steps.  Nervous clutchings at any other branches
within reach.  The boy looked a bit silly, but Fandil was not moved to laugh; he was
going forward in the face of obvious fear, which was the best working definition of
courage.  It wasn't the looks of a thing that mattered, just the substance.
     Horns and hounds closer now, near the other side of the ravine.  An outburst of
shouting.  Fandil's fingers twitched, but he was nearly certain that any serious
magic used here--and it would take that to deal with the hunt magically--would be
detectable up the mountain at Mountain Home.  If the magician up there was watching,
and he'd be a fool not to.  Nothing so far had indicated that their opponent was a
fool.  Coming so close to bringing down the Andorian League required competence and
alertness as well as malice and cunning.
     The loud voices reached a crescendo and stopped.  To Fandil, that silence seemed
more... thoughtful than ominous.  He motioned to Elosjon to hurry, hoping the young
mage could see him.  Apparently so.

     Elosjon made it to the farthest tip of the first branch that would support him,
or that he believed would support him, and stared across at Fandil.  Down at the
ravine.  It was dark in here under the trees, but a sort of translucent darkness--
that was his trained magical perception, of course.  Or something to do with his
magical training, he'd never been sure exactly what.  The ravine was very deep, and
there were sharp rocks in the bottom.  It would be a really bad place to fall.  The
nearest sturdy-looking limb of the other tree was... six feet, at least.  Farther
away than he was tall, anyway.  He would have to step on an unreliably slim branch
and then... jump.  The prospect was not encouraging.  At all.  But he couldn't stay
here.  The old mage was counting on him.
     Besides, Fandil had done this.  He must be at least, well, pretty old, and HE
had done it.  The young man set his teeth, wiped his hands on his robe one at a time,
and reached for the next handhold.
     The branch quivered and flexed.  He tightened his grip and kept going.  Moved
faster, because he didn't think he could stand it to anticipate any longer.  Step,
step, jump.  Desperate clutch.  Scrabble with his feet, drag himself forward.
     He didn't fall.  That was a surprise; he had, he admitted now, expected to fall.  
But the branch he was on now was as firm as a branch could reasonably be.  He pried
the fingers of one hand off the twigs they were gripping and dried it on his robe.
Took a new, firmer grip and did the same with the other hand.  Took a deep breath.
His respect for magicians like Fandil, who went adventuring despite their ages, went
up a lot.  This adventuring stuff wasn't as easy as it looked.

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

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 309): CONCUSSION of CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 620): LILAC LIZARD of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 620): MR FANG of THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 608): HOT EIGHTEEN of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 609): PAUL WEIDORFER of MEDAL OF HONOR J4 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 607): GRIFLET IRVEL of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 606): AMARANTH of MENAGERIE (Ichabod Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 602): BAINES of GAMEHENDGE (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 571): DAY TURNER of MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 562): TERRINDAR of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 553): BUM of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 257): BRAIN TUMOR of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 452): BILLY JOHNSON of 1949 YANKEES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 210): TRYPTOPHAN of SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (Manager, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 505): HUMMEL of MIKES (A-Sop, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 309): CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 620): ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 620): ALL THE MUN'S MEN (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 608): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 609): MEDAL OF HONOOR J4 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 607): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 606): MENAGERIE (Ichabod Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 602): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 571): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 562): MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 553): FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 257): FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 452): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 210): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 505): SUPERIOR FATHER et al (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 309): CONCUSSION of CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 620): MR FANG of THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
              (turn 619): DALMORE of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 606): SUZETTE CREPPAY of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
               (turn 605): KNEE BREAKER of ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr.)
                           FLESH FLAYER of ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 601): LITTLE ROCKY of RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 571): DAY TURNER of MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 562): TERRINDAR of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
                 (turn 561): SERGEANT 1 of MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 553): BUM of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 210): TRYPTOPHAN of SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (Manager, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     I'm a little surprised by that win, the sergeants are tough, but I won't say
anything dumb like, "I didn't deserve it."  If I hadn't deserved it, I'd've lost.
Thanks, guy.

                                     Terrindar

                                      SPY REPORT

     Oh, hi.  Its just little 'ol Debby Tonte.  Thought I'd check out KATI-TEI to see 
what's new.  MVP award for SERGEANT3?  MEDAL OF HONOR H3's proud of him after beating 
THE WAIT and getting 11 points.  Talk about yer big time losers!  THE WAIT got 
smashed by SERGEANT3, and lost 4 points!  Oh, wow, like the Duelmaster must be the 
most popular guy in all KATI-TEI.  He got the most challenges.  (But what about 
proposals?) Like, CHARLES DEGLOPPER must be pretty gutsy!  He challenged the 
Duelmaster from WANDERERS.  Does this guy have a death wish or what!  Was that a tear 
I saw in CHARLES DEGLOPPER's eye, as he took over Duelmastership?  And wasn't 
TERRINDAR fit to be tied!  Who was the wiseguy that said KATI-TEI's Duelmaster was 
paying for drinks at The Dripping Blade?  Don't look at me!   
     Look, you guys stick to fighting, all right?  The warriors of WANDERERS must be 
getting lonely.  They were the most avoided team.  Do you guys know something that I 
don't?  I don't know what THE PLAGUE's been doing.  They certainly haven't been 
accepting many fights from WANDERERS, that's fer sher.  ROBERT DUNLAP is being 
unfair.  He's challenged down 38 against COUNTRY RHODES.  I don't know why they let 
this stuff go on.  (I'd better shut up) ROBERT DUNLAP beat COUNTRY RHODES.  No 
surprise about that.  Really I'm not surprised ROBERT DUNLAP would do such a scummy 
thing, either.   
     What does a fighter fight for?  I mean, the crowds don't give a hoot if someone 
gets killed.  Not after four more fights.  Fight, fight, fight.  Is that all you guys 
can do?   
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I'm getting tired of writing this stuff, so I'm calling it 
quits.  Remember you guys, ease up sometimes!  Chill out!  Later, Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHARLES DEGLOPPER 4377       13  10  1   115       MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (397)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROBERT DUNLAP 4378           17   8  0   111       MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (397)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STANLOY MEDAR 4369           18  18  0    89       WANDERERS (329)
 SERGEANT2 4392               10   4  0    88       MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (397)
 SERGEANT3 4393               11   3  0    82       MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (397)
 BREAK STUFF 4344             14   9  0    70       THE PLAGUE (93)
 VALARELLE 4365               15  23  0    68       WANDERERS (329)
 THE WAIT 4382                12   6  0    68       THE PLAGUE (93)
 COUNTRY RHODES 4400           6   2  0    67       WANDERERS (329)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BALIN CHANE 4391              8   9  0    40       WANDERERS (329)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HARBINGER OF WOE 4390         8   3  0    32       THE PLAGUE (93)
 JEEP 4398                     2   1  1    31       WHEELS (399)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SHADOW KNIGHT 392             1   1  0    15       DARK ROYALTY (50)
-BLACK HUNTSMAN 390            1   1  0    13       DARK ROYALTY (50)
 SKATE BOARD 4408              1   0  0     5       WHEELS (399)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OF THE ORDER 4406             0   1  0     1       THE PLAGUE (93)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
THUMP 2 4402            1  1 0 THE PLAGUE 93        BANDIT PRINCE         563  NONE
TRUCK 4394              1  1 1 WHEELS 399           HIGH ELF              563  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Sergeant3 -- Wow, you sergeants are losing all over the place today!  I won't
complain. -- Stanloy Medar

Sergeant2 -- I'm almost glad you won, it restores my faith in the normal ordering of
the universe. -- Valarelle

Ruthless Jaywalker?  Bah. -- Country Rhodes
P.S.  In the country, you can cross the roads any way you want... if you're prepared
to take the risk.

I hope that Ambitious Guard gets promoted away from here quickly. -- Balin Chane

Terrindar -- Another graduate.  You can understand, perhaps, why we can't go handing
over land to every graduate who comes along.  There'd be nothing left for the people
who live here, and we do NOT want a lot of absentee landlords gouging the farmers
with rent.  So... I could probably come up with a good pair of boots?  Something
suitable for a wandering man. -- Arenamaster Jailon

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

TRUCK was butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
THUMP 2 was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
ROBERT DUNLAP handily defeated COUNTRY RHODES in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
CHARLES DEGLOPPER vanquished TERRINDAR in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title brawl.
JEEP was luckily beaten by BALIN CHANE in a exciting 4 minute bloody Challenge fight.
SERGEANT3 viciously subdued THE WAIT in a 2 minute gory duel.
SERGEANT2 devastated VALARELLE in a 1 minute mismatched match.
STANLOY MEDAR overcame BREAK STUFF in a 2 minute expert's fight.
HARBINGER OF WOE vanquished FRATSFAN NOBLE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
OF THE ORDER lost to SKATE BOARD in a 3 minute gruesome beginner's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-RIPOSTE     13 -   5 -  1      72  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         LUNGING ATTACK    31 -  14 -  0      69  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         TOTAL PARRY        7 -   6 -  0      54  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         AIMED BLOW         9 -   8 -  0      53  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL      1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         STRIKING ATTACK    3 -   4 -  1      43  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK     1 -   2 -  1      33  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   9 -  0      18  |

Turn 563 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-STRIKE       1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  2         2  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   CHARLES DEGLOPPER 4377     13  10  1  115 MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (397)
AIMED BLOW       ROBERT DUNLAP 4378         17   8  0  111 MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (397)
TOTAL PARRY      THE WAIT 4382              12   6  0   68 THE PLAGUE (93)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    COUNTRY RHODES 4400         6   2  0   67 WANDERERS (329)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CHARLES DEGLOPPER 4377.  The most popular warrior 
this turn was JEEP 4398.  The ten other most popular fighters were OF THE ORDER 4406, 
SERGEANT3 4393, STANLOY MEDAR 4369, ROBERT DUNLAP 4378, CHARLES DEGLOPPER 4377, BALIN 
CHANE 4391, BREAK STUFF 4344, SERGEANT2 4392, THUMP 2 4402, and HARBINGER OF WOE 
4390.

The least popular fighter this week was VALARELLE 4365.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were THE WAIT 4382, COUNTRY RHODES 4400, TRUCK 4394, SKATE BOARD 4408, 
HARBINGER OF WOE 4390, THUMP 2 4402, SERGEANT2 4392, BREAK STUFF 4344, BALIN CHANE 
4391, and CHARLES DEGLOPPER 4377.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

ROBERT DUNLAP (41-4378) MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (397)

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

TERRINDAR (41-4340) WANDERERS (329)