DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/11/2009    Duedate: 08/24/2009

KATI-TEI ARENA

DM-41    TURN-568

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SERGEANT2
MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (397)
(41-4392) [15-4-0,126]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SERGEANT2                      POSITION IS EMPTY
MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (397)        
(41-4392) [15-4-0,126]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

STANLOY MEDAR                  COUNTRY RHODES
WANDERERS (329)                WANDERERS (329)
(41-4369) [19-22-0,87]         (41-4400) [7-6-0,68]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE PLAGUE (93)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WANDERERS (329)             32
2. MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (397)     26      MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (397)
3. THE PLAGUE (93)             20      Unchartered Team
4. CONSTRUCTION (186)          14
5. THE STORM FRONT (109)        1       (-1)

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)   99  43  3 69.7   1/ 2 THE PLAGUE (93)           8  4 0
 2/ 0 CONSTRUCTION (186)        15  10  1 60.0   2/ 1 MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (397)   7  2 0
 3/ 2 THE PLAGUE (93)          305 283 20 51.9   3/ 3 DA DOG POWNDAZ (111)      6  4 0
 4/ 0 THE STORM FRONT (109)    170 158 14 51.8   4/ 4 WANDERERS (329)           4 11 0
 5/ 3 DA DOG POWNDAZ (111)     223 229 17 49.3   5/ 0 CONSTRUCTION (186)        2  0 0
 6/ 4 WANDERERS (329)          628 665 15 48.6   6/ 0 THE STORM FRONT (109)     1  3 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 #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

     Oh, hi.  Its just little 'ol Debby Tonte.  Thought I'd check out KATI-TEI to see 
what's new.  Too bad, MEDAL OF HONOR H3, but THE PLAGUE was just too good to be 
stopped.  Talk about yer big time losers!  HELL HOUND got smashed by HARBINGER OF 
WOE, and lost 10 points!  Don't you think the Duelmaster is being unfair?  I think 
SERGEANT2 should let BREAK STUFF be Duelmaster for a while, without fighting about 
it.  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.  The warriors 
of WANDERERS must be getting lonely.  They were the most avoided team.  Do you guys 
know something that I don't?  Is there some deep dark secret why THE PLAGUE's been 
avoiding WANDERERS so much?  Or is it just that they're too scared?  Like, is COUNTRY 
RHODES popular, or what?  She was challenged the most in all of KATI-TEI!  She's got 
a 7-6-0, is that good?  For sure, I was holding my breath when I found out FOUR PAWZ 
challenged SERGEANT3.  After all, haven't DA DOG POWNDAZ and MEDAL OF HONOR H3 had a 
long standing duel in KATI-TEI?  It wasn't a spectacular fight, or anything, but 
SERGEANT3 wants me to write about it since he defeated FOUR PAWZ.  Satisfied?  NATE 
DOGG O.G. must not be a good enough fighter to get in fair fights.  He challenged 
HALZORAN.  9 is a big difference.  (Well, that's what they tell me.) I thought NATE 
DOGG O.G. showed great skill and promise when he was defeated by HALZORAN.  All 
right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     What does a fighter fight for?  I mean, the crowds don't give a hoot if someone 
gets killed.  Not after four more fights.  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 gotta leave.  KATI-TEI is like such a dump, and you guys smell too much!  
Its been really albendranius!  Later, guys-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SERGEANT2 4392               15   4  0   126       MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (397)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CHARLES DEGLOPPER 4377       13  10  1   115       MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (397)
 SERGEANT3 4393               16   3  0   105       MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (397)
 BREAK STUFF 4344             16  10  0    91       THE PLAGUE (93)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STANLOY MEDAR 4369           19  22  0    87       WANDERERS (329)
 FOUR PAWZ 2208               12  10  0    84       DA DOG POWNDAZ (111)
 VALARELLE 4365               16  27  0    77       WANDERERS (329)
 THE WAIT 4382                13   6  0    75       THE PLAGUE (93)
 COUNTRY RHODES 4400           7   6  0    68       WANDERERS (329)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HARBINGER OF WOE 4390        11   4  0    66       THE PLAGUE (93)
 RED DAWG 2689                10   6  1    65       DA DOG POWNDAZ (111)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LUCKY DAWG 2751               6   4  0    51       DA DOG POWNDAZ (111)
 HELL HOUND 2675              10   8  0    45       DA DOG POWNDAZ (111)
 BALIN CHANE 4391             10  12  0    43       WANDERERS (329)
 ASSID RANE 2735               4   3  1    43       THE STORM FRONT (109)
 DUCT MAN 2190                 6   3  0    37       CONSTRUCTION (186)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HALZORAN 4411                 2   3  0    33       WANDERERS (329)
 I.C. SLEET 2674               5   8  1    27       THE STORM FRONT (109)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LANDSCAPER 2189               4   1  0    23       CONSTRUCTION (186)
 OF THE ORDER 4406             3   2  1    18       THE PLAGUE (93)
-MAKITA 2687                   3   1  1    17       CONSTRUCTION (186)
 NATE DOGG O.G. 2824           3   1  0    17       DA DOG POWNDAZ (111)
 TYEFOON TURMOIL 2736          1   6  0     9       THE STORM FRONT (109)
 SERGEANT 6 4415               0   1  0     7       MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (397)
 HURRY KANE KAOS 2755          0   4  0     4       THE STORM FRONT (109)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
SHIFTYEYED VOLUN        0  0 0                      I.C. SLEET 2674       568  NONE
NIGHT FIGHT 4421        0  1 0 THE PLAGUE 93        WURM KIN              568  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

A 4-1 return to the sands of Kati-Tei... I can get used to this! -- Marma Duke

Sergeant2 -- Whoopee joy.  What a surprising outcome. -- Stanloy Medar

Four Pawz -- I that that was when you did something in public, usually said
something, and everyone looks at you like, "We can't believe you actually said that."
-- Valarelle

Break Stuff -- The coffee pot, the microwave, the refrigerator, stuff like that? --
Country Rhodes

Hell Hound -- Well, you're a big one.  Do you play Fetch the Stick? -- Balin Chane

Polite Beggar, pooh.  It's all a pose, and he's really very rude. -- Halzoran

We salute the tourney participants. -- Jorja and the Wanderers

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

NIGHT FIGHT was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
FOUR PAWZ was bested by SERGEANT3 in a exciting 1 minute Challenge duel.
THE WAIT slimly won victory over COUNTRY RHODES in a 11 minute Challenge match.
HELL HOUND was devastated by HARBINGER OF WOE in a 1 minute Challenge contest.
NATE DOGG O.G. was defeated by HALZORAN in a 4 minute amateur's Challenge match.
SERGEANT2 vanquished BREAK STUFF in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
VALARELLE beat KUNG-FU MASTER in a popular 1 minute mismatched brawl.
STANLOY MEDAR handily defeated M. CHARDINEE in a action packed 1 minute uneven melee.
RED DAWG viciously subdued BALIN CHANE in a action packed 2 minute gruesome fight.
ASSID RANE was narrowly defeated by LUCKY DAWG in a exciting 2 minute gruesome fight.
DUCT MAN overpowered TYEFOON TURMOIL in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
I.C. SLEET murdered SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
LANDSCAPER devastated HURRY KANE KAOS in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
OF THE ORDER bested SERGEANT 6 in a 1 minute amateur's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   0 -  0     100  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         LUNGING ATTACK    32 -  10 -  1      76  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   3 -  0      73  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY        7 -   6 -  0      54  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         AIMED BLOW         8 -   8 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   8 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   9 -  1      36  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         STRIKING ATTACK    3 -   7 -  1      30  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK     1 -   5 -  1      17  |

Turn 568 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-RIPOSTE      0 -  3         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         2  PARRY-STRIKE   
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  2                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  2                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   SERGEANT2 4392             15   4  0  126 MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (397)
PARRY-STRIKE     FOUR PAWZ 2208             12  10  0   84 DA DOG POWNDAZ (111)
TOTAL PARRY      THE WAIT 4382              13   6  0   75 THE PLAGUE (93)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    COUNTRY RHODES 4400         7   6  0   68 WANDERERS (329)
SLASHING ATTACK  HARBINGER OF WOE 4390      11   4  0   66 THE PLAGUE (93)
WALL OF STEEL    RED DAWG 2689              10   6  1   65 DA DOG POWNDAZ (111)
PARRY-LUNGE      LUCKY DAWG 2751             6   4  0   51 DA DOG POWNDAZ (111)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is STANLOY MEDAR 4369.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was COUNTRY RHODES 4400.  The ten other most popular fighters were RED DAWG 
2689, HALZORAN 4411, SERGEANT3 4393, ASSID RANE 2735, HARBINGER OF WOE 4390, 
SERGEANT2 4392, VALARELLE 4365, STANLOY MEDAR 4369, LUCKY DAWG 2751, and NATE DOGG 
O.G. 2824.

The least popular fighter this week was SERGEANT 6 4415.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were HURRY KANE KAOS 2755, BREAK STUFF 4344, HELL HOUND 2675, THE WAIT 4382, 
NIGHT FIGHT 4421, LANDSCAPER 2189, I.C. SLEET 2674, TYEFOON TURMOIL 2736, FOUR PAWZ 
2208, and OF THE ORDER 4406.