DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/05/2008    Duedate: 05/17/2008

ARDIVENT ARENA

DM-46    TURN-526

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CUTTER
DEATHTONGUE (89)
(46-3847) [14-7-0,121]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CUTTER                         POSITION IS EMPTY
DEATHTONGUE (89)               
(46-3847) [14-7-0,121]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CUTTER                         CUTTER
DEATHTONGUE (89)               DEATHTONGUE (89)
(46-3847) [14-7-0,121]         (46-3847) [14-7-0,121]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DEATHTONGUE (89)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. FANDILS (75)                63
2. THE ZEN ZONE (362)          38      DEATHTONGUE (89)
3. DEATHTONGUE (89)            26      Unchartered Team
4. THE BEARS II (355)          22
5. INFERNAL LORDS (8)          -4      EVIL DEAD INC. (221)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 DEATHTONGUE (89)         %1125 799 55 58.5   1/ 3 DEATHTONGUE (89)          9  6 0
 2/ 2 FANDILS (75)             914 672 31 57.6   2/ 5 FANDILS (75)              7  3 0
 3/ 3 INFERNAL LORDS (8)       237 202 14 54.0   3/ 1 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)   7  7 0
 4/ 4 THE BEARS II (355)        39  43  4 47.6   4/ 2 INFERNAL LORDS (8)        6  3 0
 5/ 5 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)  465 726 14 39.0   5/ 4 THE BEARS II (355)        6  6 0
 6/ 6 THE ZEN ZONE (362)        31  60  3 34.1   6/ 6 THE ZEN ZONE (362)        4  9 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 #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.

Gah, so little time it seems lately.  Forms, forms, forms.

Cutter is still DM, deal with it.

Technogeek

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
ARDIVENT brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Later days, BLUVALLEY WARRIORS, 
since DEATHTONGUE took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  FANDILS 
turned their 4-0-0 turn into a 2nd place rank in the listings this turn.  Any better 
than this, and you get put on hit lists.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed to 
see TANK win a fight and gain 23 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, SADIE beat HUGH KANT 
WYNN and HUGH KANT WYNN lost 13 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  CUTTER challenged 
BANNIR PARK for ARDIVENT's Title this turn, and guess what happened?  And if variety 
is the spice of life, ARDIVENT may be getting bland, as CUTTER stays top dog in the 
city.  The Victory Tavern, humph!  I've tasted better ale at mortuaries.  Where do 
they get this stuff?  From ARDIVENT's trash dumps?   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  
INFERNAL LORDS, I suppose you'll be glad to know you were this turn's most avoided 
team.  Care to know who is the most afraid of you?  And who led the way in this mass 
act of cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was FANDILS.  Ha ha ha ha!  
Ooh, I'm frightfully impressed, HUGH KANT WYNN was this turn's most challenged 
warrior.  Watch that ego swell, sports fans.   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for ARDIVENT's 
morgue.  More variety.  THE ZEN ZONE has cause to pause today, as BUNKER BETTY was 
sent to the Dark Arena, and came back--though not in the best of moods, I'll wager.  
Titanium shields and bamboo daggers, guess what brave team is developing these kinds 
of weapons?   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Well, I've had enough of this 
drivel, and I'm sure you have too.  Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  Glad 
to see the back of this place-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CUTTER 3847                  14   7  0   121       DEATHTONGUE (89)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MIKE MILLER 4006             14  10  0    97       FANDILS (75)
 GODZILLA 3969                 8   5  1    96       THE BEARS II (355)
 BANNIR PARK 3981             20  15  0    91       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JACINTHE 3892                11  50  0    83       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 TANK 4054                     6   2  1    80       FANDILS (75)
 DECKER COBB 3992             14  15  0    78       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 SHELLEY 4030                 11   7  2    76       FANDILS (75)
 BIG DAVE DIODE 3821          18  15  0    75       DEATHTONGUE (89)
-TEMPTATION 3314              10   9  1    73       INFERNAL LORDS (8)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-EUROQ 3901                    9  10  1    59       INFERNAL LORDS (8)
 MEMNOCK 3982                 14  15  1    58       INFERNAL LORDS (8)
 DECEPTIVE DELILA 4021         8  10  0    58       THE ZEN ZONE (362)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BERNICE 3996                 13  11  0    55       FANDILS (75)
 BUNKER BETTY 4020             9   9  1    54       THE ZEN ZONE (362)
-IRONWOLF 274                  5   1  0    42       BARBARIAN HORDE (47)
 SADIE 4062                    4   0  1    41       FANDILS (75)
 BIG DOPE 4074                 3   0  0    38       DEATHTONGUE (89)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 H.P. 4073                     2   1  0    25       DEATHTONGUE (89)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HUGH KANT WYNN 4082           3   2  0    20       THE BEARS II (355)
-UG 271                        4   2  1    19       BARBARIAN HORDE (47)
-KROKUS 272                    4   2  0    19       BARBARIAN HORDE (47)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SANDERSCOT 4061               4   6  0    18       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
-TARAMON 270                   3   3  0    18       BARBARIAN HORDE (47)
 THE BLESSED 4083              3   2  0    17       THE BEARS II (355)
-WEASEL 273                    4   2  0    15       BARBARIAN HORDE (47)
 ABBOL 4080                    3   2  0    15       INFERNAL LORDS (8)
 TWO JACKS 4077                3   2  1    12       THE ZEN ZONE (362)
 IZZCO 4087                    1   0  0    12       INFERNAL LORDS (8)
 SNARK 4066                    1   3  0     6       DEATHTONGUE (89)
 PIG IRON 4088                 1   1  0     4       THE ZEN ZONE (362)
 RAGING BEAR 4090              0   1  0     1       THE BEARS II (355)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DARK CHAMPION           0  0 0 DARK ARENA           BUNKER BETTY 4020     526  NONE
CIRCUS BEAR 4084        0  1 0 THE BEARS II 355     SPYMASTER             526  NONE
MUFFIN MAN 4089         0  1 0 THE ZEN ZONE 362     MISTRESS FANDETT      526  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Cutter -- You were my better.  Salute. -- Mike Miller

A big "hip, hip" to The Duelmaster, Cutter of Deathtongue. -- Fandil The Wise

Novik -- What a nice thing to say! -- Mike Miller (Or perhaps you said that because I
was so easy?)

DeGotti -- Revel in it!  Three and oh and down Fandil, down Deathtongue.  Well done.
I can only hope life is short.  (wink) -- WOF

Bunker Betty -- I was at my best.  How can you stand that dirty foxhole, BTW? --
Bernice

Deceptive Delila -- I like the spunky attitude!  I challenged and then you challenged
right back!  Salute! -- Memnock

Two Jacks -- Salute to you too for going down swinging! -- Abbol

Jorja -- Aye!  There certainly are some arenas worse off than this fine city! --
DeGotti

Abbol -- Long fight.  The recorders had to use 6 reels...6 reels, huh?  Feature. --
Two Jacks

Bernice -- The deficiency was just too obvious, and I guess getting more obvious all
the time. -- Betty

Memnock -- Just checking.  Yep, all there. -- Delila

Snark -- A snootfull you get.  And I've got the snoot, so don't get snotty with me.
Ha! -- Pig Iron

Big Dave Diode -- We're actually glad to have you back, Big, even when you win.  It's
fun and useful to have all that lightning dancing around up there. -- Jacinthe

The Blessed -- It must be something in your nature, but whatever, *I* felt blessed.
A win!  Thanks. -- Sanderscot

Ah.  The Khalhums Dwarf.  Um.  Fine, okay.  But I wouldn't have minded more than one
skill. -- Caddo Scot

Temptation -- Great stuff, temptation.  I've mastered that, I think. -- Decker Cobb

I find the Virginal Concubine upsetting.  I think she lies. -- Bannir Park

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BUNKER BETTY viciously butchered DARK CHAMPION in a 3 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
CIRCUS BEAR was viciously butchered by SPYMASTER in a 2 minute Dark Arena battle.
MUFFIN MAN was murdered by MISTRESS FANDETTE in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
CUTTER viciously subdued BANNIR PARK in a 4 minute master's Challenge Title brawl.
GODZILLA demolished BIG DAVE DIODE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
MIKE MILLER vanquished DECKER COBB in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
SHELLEY overpowered MEMNOCK in a popular 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
SADIE handily defeated HUGH KANT WYNN in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
SNARK was vanquished by THE BLESSED in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
ABBOL was vanquished by BIG DOPE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
JACINTHE was overpowered by TANK in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
DECEPTIVE DELILA overpowered VISITING ORC in a 1 minute one-sided match.
SANDERSCOT was devastated by H.P. in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
TWO JACKS subdued RAGING BEAR in a 3 minute amateur's match.
PIG IRON was beaten by IZZCO in a 3 minute amateur's conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  7         TOTAL PARRY       14 -   6 -  1      70  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         STRIKING ATTACK   24 -  11 -  1      69  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         BASHING ATTACK    23 -  18 -  2      56  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         SLASHING ATTACK   16 -  17 -  0      48  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         LUNGING ATTACK    19 -  23 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   7 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         WALL OF STEEL     13 -  20 -  2      39  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   9 -  0      31  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         AIMED BLOW         0 -   6 -  0       0  |

Turn 526 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     SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  5         3  BASHING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     4 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  3         2  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  CUTTER 3847                14   7  0  121 DEATHTONGUE (89)
BASHING ATTACK   MIKE MILLER 4006           14  10  0   97 FANDILS (75)
SLASHING ATTACK  GODZILLA 3969               8   5  1   96 THE BEARS II (355)
TOTAL PARRY      BANNIR PARK 3981           20  15  0   91 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CUTTER 3847.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
CUTTER 3847.  The ten other most popular fighters were CIRCUS BEAR 4084, RAGING BEAR 
4090, BUNKER BETTY 4020, SHELLEY 4030, SADIE 4062, DECEPTIVE DELILA 4021, BANNIR PARK 
3981, GODZILLA 3969, MIKE MILLER 4006, and THE BLESSED 4083.

The least popular fighter this week was SANDERSCOT 4061.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were JACINTHE 3892, ABBOL 4080, DECKER COBB 3992, BIG DAVE DIODE 3821, 
MUFFIN MAN 4089, SNARK 4066, HUGH KANT WYNN 4082, MEMNOCK 3982, IZZCO 4087, and PIG 
IRON 4088.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

CUTTER (46-3847) DEATHTONGUE (89)