DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/17/2009    Duedate: 11/30/2009

KATI-TEI ARENA

DM-41    TURN-575

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

THE WAIT
THE PLAGUE (93)
(41-4382) [17-9-0,93]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HARBINGER OF WOE               POSITION IS EMPTY
THE PLAGUE (93)                
(41-4390) [15-7-0,109]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

STANLOY MEDAR                  LUCKY DAWG
WANDERERS (329)                DA DOG POWNDAZ (111)
(41-4369) [24-24-0,96]         (41-2751) [12-5-0,84]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE STORM FRONT (109)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE PLAGUE (93)             49
2. THE STORM FRONT (109)       19      MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (397)
3. MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (397)      6      Unchartered Team
4. WANDERERS (329)             -1
5. DA DOG POWNDAZ (111)       -20      BLACKENED PRIDE (323)

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)  112  50  3 69.1   1/ 1 THE STORM FRONT (109)    10  5 0
 2/ 3 THE STORM FRONT (109)    188 173 15 52.1   2/ 3 WANDERERS (329)           8  7 0
 3/ 2 THE PLAGUE (93)          323 299 21 51.9   3/ 2 THE PLAGUE (93)           6  8 0
 4/ 4 DA DOG POWNDAZ (111)     237 247 17 49.0   4/ 4 DA DOG POWNDAZ (111)      6  8 0
 5/ 5 WANDERERS (329)          645 681 15 48.6   5/ 5 MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (397)   4  3 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 #38 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

West of Fratsfa:

     "Now what?" Elosjon asked.
     "Now we make a plan," Fandil said.  "I suppose you don't know anything about the
castle, or any more about the magician there except that he's probably the son of the
last lord of Mountain Home and went somewhere far away to study?"
     Elosjon shook his head.
     "Not a problem, we can work with what we've got already," Fandil said, patting
his shoulder.  "And really, the hint of Chaos Magic is enough."  The old mage's face
set grimly and suddenly looked a lot older than seemed possible.  "He's been studying
Folstrom materials, even if he didn't find the Folstrom themselves to study with."
     Folstrom!  Elosjon shuddered.  The Folstrom, who had nearly destroyed Alastari
once--with Chaos Magic--were the monsters who lurked at the back of every
Alastarian's mind, the ultimate image of evil and depravity, never to be forgiven.
How could anyone seek out their learning?  He asked the question aloud.
     "Some people would go into the very heart of wickedness in search of power, and
vengeance is a strong motive, too," Fandil said.  He sighed and sat down on a tree
root.  "He will not be easy to defeat, but we have learned a few things since the
Folstrom were driven away.  Sit down, boy, so I don't have to strain my neck talking
to you.  I am going to tell you spells that you will never, on pain of worse than
death, repeat, nor even use if it isn't the most desperate last chance."
     "Why?"  Elsojon slid down to sit beside him.  "Why keep them secret, why not use
them, why tell me at all?"
     "Because these spells are as dangerous in their way as Chaos Magic, because
there is a good chance that using them will destroy you, and because someone has to
know them and be ready to use them as the final reserve.  This is a battle to death
and beyond, young man, and we must make what preparations we can."
     The young mage took a deep breath, rubbed his suddenly-sweating hands down his
robe, and nodded.  "Okay."
     Fandil leaned closer to him, dropping his voice to a near whisper, and began to
describe spells.
                         *****   ***   *****   ***   *****
     Elosjon blinked, wondering where the day had gone.  How could it be evening
already?  Or maybe it was evening of the next day, or even two or three days later--
he felt stuffed with arcane knowledge, and it might have taken a long time to pour
all that into him.  He was afraid to move suddenly lest all that magic slosh around
and confuse the spells.  Or spill out uncontrolled.  He couldn't say he'd LEARNED
them, but he was full of them as a bottle might be full of wine.  He understood
Fandil's warnings now.  He would rather carry live coals in his bare hands than the
spells now lodged in his mind.  Still, it was his job to do.  Fandil, a mage with a
towering reputation, was trusting him to do it.
     He looked at Fandil, sitting beside him.  "Now what?"
     "Now we sleep, because darkness favors our Enemy, and we cannot give him that
advantage.  And because we need sleep if we are to be at our best."

Fratsfa:

     The portal was just a portal and presented no bar to their passage.  Sizzling
Sunflower blinked around at the run-down section of the city to which they had
returned.  It seemed unexpectedly ordinary.  Orderly, despite the litter.  The
buildings were all... square, or at least rectangular, all stone-colored, or brick.
The people all human.  She shook her head.  "I hadn't realized that things were so
conservative," she muttered.
     "Predictable," Lenpro agreed.  "Just as well.  Humans were not meant to live in
chaos."
     "There were people back there--"  She turned back toward the portal, but there
was nothing to see now.  Just a street, cracked pavement, grubby house-fronts,
drooping trees.
     "People," the manager admitted, "but not humans.  And I would guess not for
long.  That pocket universe is inherently unstable.  But it may not be the only one
of its kind, and I can't believe that it's good for our universe to have those
clustered on it like leeches, so we'd better find my brother and tell him about it.
Fandil will know what to do with a magical problem of that kind."
     "I guess.  But it was an interesting place to visit, if you don't have to live
there."  She started along the street in what she figured was a westerly direction,
toward the better part of the city.  After a moment, she added, "There was a mob here
when we went in.  I kind of thought they'd wait."
     Lenpro glanced up at the sky.  "It's late morning now, and we went through the
portal in the afternoon.  So it's been nearly a day, at the least.  Most mobs don't 
have that much patience."
     "That long?  It didn't seem more than an hour or two that we were in there!"
     "Some day when you have a week to spare, ask Fandil to explain 'temporal
discontinuity' and 'meta-subjective time' to you.  We're probably lucky--I hope we're
lucky--we didn't get back BEFORE we left."

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

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 315): CONSTERNATION of CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 632): PUP TENT of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 632): TYNE of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 617): HOTL MUSCHEL of MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 621): WILD FIRE of DISASTER (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 617): BELLE ISSIMO of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 616): KETTELMAN of GOLDEN CHANYON (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 614): HIPS of HER BEST ASSETS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 580): TERILEE LINZ of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 574): LUCKY DAWG of DA DOG POWNDAZ (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 565): TANIA PARK of BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 263): PHOBOPHOBIA of WATCH OUT! (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 464): SERGEANT 3 of MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 216): FAIZUN GOTE of THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 517): DEATH FOG of SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 315): CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 632): COLORIFIC (Purple People Eater, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 632): ACTION HEROES (?, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 617): MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 621): MEDAL OF HONOR Z3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 617): DARK FORCES (?, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 616): FIRST LADIES (?, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 614): ALL JACKED UP (Dr. Fil, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 580): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 574): THE STORM FRONT (The Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 564): SERPENT'S HOLD (?, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 263): BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 464): MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 216): DARK AS DAY (?, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 517): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 315): CONSTERNATION of CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 632): PUP TENT of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
                               SHOTGUN GHANDI of ARMED & GREGARIOUS (TMM, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 616): ELLIRN KOUL of MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 616): WORKER BEE of WEE BEE BAD (Dartor, mgr.)
                              SAML ULRON of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 616): KETTELMAN of GOLDEN CHANYON (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 613): HELP ON THE WAY of THE WARLOCKS (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 580): TERILEE LINZ of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 573): BREAK STUFF of THE PLAGUE (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 263): BEXLY of OHIO (Berylstar, mgr.)
                (turn 262): NOVERCAPHOBIA of WATCH OUT! (Soultaker, mgr.)
                            OUTCAST ORCHID of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Hopefully everyone's tournament lasted longer than my two and out showing, I
have to say I was a bit dissappointed with that poor display at the mail in.  There
was, however, some minor comfort in knowing that I defended the throne for yet
another turn.
     Well, you can't say I'm ducking anyone, because this turn I'm challenging
Stanloy Medar... a formidable opponent for sure, and one with virtually three times
my FE.  I expect this to be an extremely tough fight, and I'll have to be one Lucky
Dawg in order win.  You can't be the best without beating the best they say...

Until then....
Same doggy time,
Same doggy place,
Same doggy channel,
Your Duelmaster,
Lucky Dawg

                                      SPY REPORT

     I was going on vacation, see?  Surf, sun...  But what do those bums say?  "Hit 
the road, Debby Tonte.  KATI-TEI needs a spyreport."  Oh, well.  MVP award for 
COUNTRY RHODES?  WANDERERS' proud of her after beating HELL HOUND and getting 15 
points.  Talk about yer big time losers!  HELL HOUND got smashed by COUNTRY RHODES, 
and lost 11 points!  And I was just getting used to the ex-Duelmaster's habit 
of...(!)  Oh well, welcome THE WAIT.  Aren't THE PLAGUE proud.  (Oh, my.) Is the 
Duelmaster really being a real snob to his teammates?  Don't ask me!   
     AAARRGH!!!  I HATE SPYREPORTING!!!  Sorry.  I just had to say it.  WANDERERS was 
KATI-TEI's most avoided team.  Is there some award for that?  Hhmph!  What kind of 
warriors are THE PLAGUE?  WANDERERS, an easy team to beat if I ever saw one, can't 
get them to accept an invitation!  Can THE PLAGUE's HARBINGER OF WOE be more popular 
than me?  He was challenged the most, but is that really the same?  For sure, I was 
holding my breath when I found out LONDON FOGG challenged BALIN CHANE.  After all, 
haven't THE STORM FRONT and WANDERERS had a long standing duel in KATI-TEI?  It 
wasn't a spectacular fight, or anything, but BALIN CHANE wants me to write about it 
since he was subdued by LONDON FOGG.  Satisfied?   
     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!!!   
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  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                  
 THE WAIT 4382                17   9  0    93       THE PLAGUE (93)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CHARLES DEGLOPPER 4377       13  10  1   115       MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (397)
 HARBINGER OF WOE 4390        15   7  0   109       THE PLAGUE (93)
 RED DAWG 2689                13  10  1    98       DA DOG POWNDAZ (111)
 COUNTRY RHODES 4400          11   9  0    98       WANDERERS (329)
 STANLOY MEDAR 4369           24  24  0    96       WANDERERS (329)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VALARELLE 4365               19  31  0    88       WANDERERS (329)
 LUCKY DAWG 2751              12   5  0    84       DA DOG POWNDAZ (111)
 HELL HOUND 2675              13   9  0    75       DA DOG POWNDAZ (111)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FOUR PAWZ 2208               13  16  0    70       DA DOG POWNDAZ (111)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BALIN CHANE 4391             13  16  0    55       WANDERERS (329)
 TYEFOON TURMOIL 2736          6   8  1    49       THE STORM FRONT (109)
 LONDON FOGG 4431              5   0  0    46       THE STORM FRONT (109)
 ASSID RANE 2735               7   7  1    42       THE STORM FRONT (109)
 I.C. SLEET 2674               7  13  1    37       THE STORM FRONT (109)
 ANGEL OF ARKHAM 4423          5   1  1    36       THE PLAGUE (93)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EL NINO 4430                  3   2  0    23       THE STORM FRONT (109)
-THE MUFFIN 4426               2   2  1    23       THUGS (400)
-SERGEANT 6 4415               4   3  0    21       MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (397)
-ARMED BANDIT 4418             2   2  1    21       THUGS (400)
 HOWLITZER 4428                1   4  0    20       DA DOG POWNDAZ (111)
-SERGEANT 5 4424               2   3  0     9       MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (397)
 GRIMM LURCHER 4432            2   2  0     9       WANDERERS (329)
-SERGEANT 7 4429               1   1  0     7       MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (397)
 DA1 4437                      1   0  0     6       MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (397)
 UBBA-SATHLA 4438              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?
BLOOD PUDDLE 4436       0  2 0 THE PLAGUE 93        ARENAMASTER JAIL      575  NONE
OF THE ORDER 4406       5  4 1 THE PLAGUE 93        THE MUFFIN 4426       572  REVENGED
WAR WITHOUT END 4435    0  1 0 THE PLAGUE 93        CHIEF SILLYWALK 4427  573  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Harbinger of Woe -- Well, you definitely gave me a fair run for my money that fight,
but this pup was the bringer of Woe!  What can I say, I'm just... -- Lucky Dawg

Stanloy Medar -- Great fight!  Let's do that again soon, those learns were terrific
for the both of us. -- Red Dawg

Country Rhodes -- You most definitely gave me a run for my money there.  Time to go
back to the doggy board.  I deserved that outcome for down challenging like that. --
Four Pawz

The Wait -- If you told me that fight was going to go 7 minutes I would have thought
you'd have won it... I'm glad I would have been wrong! -- Hell Hound

El Nino -- Damn, that was quick! -- Howlitzer

Red Dawg -- Damn, I've never had a dog learn as fast as you do.  Have you been to
obedience school? -- Stanloy Medar

Four Pawz -- And all of them muddy.  But that's the way dogs are, and there's enough
mud around--anyone for an ark? -- Country Rhodes

Oh, darn.  Lost to the Virginal Concubine... because I was laughing so much.  The
stories about her go on and on. -- Valarelle

Someone should arrest that Ruthless Jaywalker.  He's a serious traffic hazard. --
Balin Chane

Sergeant 5 -- The bigger they are.... -- Grimm Lurcher

Red Dawg -- That's okay--about the "red"--I handed it back to your teammate. --
Country Rhodes

All -- Just taking a moment to say, "Glad you're all here."  It's a pleasure to open
a newsletter and find someone else has written personals, too.  I am enjoying your
presence. -- Jorja

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BLOOD PUDDLE was butchered by ARENAMASTER JAILON in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
HARBINGER OF WOE vanquished STANLOY MEDAR in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
HELL HOUND was demolished by COUNTRY RHODES in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
FOUR PAWZ was bested by VALARELLE in a popular 1 minute veteran's Challenge contest.
ANGEL OF ARKHAM was subdued by TYEFOON TURMOIL in a 2 minute Challenge competition.
LONDON FOGG outwaited BALIN CHANE in a tiresome 16 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
LUCKY DAWG slimly lost to THE WAIT in a popular 11 minute gruesome Title competition.
RED DAWG vanquished KHALHUMS DWARF in a 1 minute uneven duel.
I.C. SLEET was unbelievably bested by THE HONEST MERCHANT in a 4 minute fight.
ASSID RANE was luckily beaten by VISITING ORC in a 2 minute fight.
EL NINO overpowered SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 1 minute one-sided match.
HOWLITZER bested GRIMM LURCHER in a 2 minute conflict.
DA1 bested UBBA-SATHLA in a 3 minute bloody novice's battle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   2 -  0      78  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         TOTAL PARRY       13 -  10 -  0      57  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         AIMED BLOW         9 -   7 -  1      56  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    35 -  30 -  3      54  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         SLASHING ATTACK   17 -  15 -  2      53  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         STRIKING ATTACK    6 -   7 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-STRIKE      16 -  20 -  2      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   5 -  0      38  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -  11 -  0      31  |

Turn 575 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      1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         2  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  3         2  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  PARRY-STRIKE   
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      THE WAIT 4382              17   9  0   93 THE PLAGUE (93)
SLASHING ATTACK  HARBINGER OF WOE 4390      15   7  0  109 THE PLAGUE (93)
WALL OF STEEL    RED DAWG 2689              13  10  1   98 DA DOG POWNDAZ (111)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    COUNTRY RHODES 4400        11   9  0   98 WANDERERS (329)
PARRY-LUNGE      LUCKY DAWG 2751            12   5  0   84 DA DOG POWNDAZ (111)
AIMED BLOW       ANGEL OF ARKHAM 4423        5   1  1   36 THE PLAGUE (93)
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 LUCKY DAWG 2751.  The ten other most popular fighters were I.C. SLEET 2674, 
ANGEL OF ARKHAM 4423, TYEFOON TURMOIL 2736, DA1 4437, VALARELLE 4365, ASSID RANE 
2735, HOWLITZER 4428, GRIMM LURCHER 4432, HARBINGER OF WOE 4390, and COUNTRY RHODES 
4400.

The least popular fighter this week was BALIN CHANE 4391.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were LONDON FOGG 4431, UBBA-SATHLA 4438, THE WAIT 4382, HELL HOUND 
2675, STANLOY MEDAR 4369, BLOOD PUDDLE 4436, FOUR PAWZ 2208, EL NINO 4430, RED DAWG 
2689, and COUNTRY RHODES 4400.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

STANLOY MEDAR (41-4369) WANDERERS (329)