DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/25/2008    Duedate: 04/21/2008

FRATSFA ARENA

DM-52    TURN-242

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BYRON
SITTEES (359)
(52-3559) [18-10-1,101]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BOY Z                          LYCURGUS
SITTEES (359)                  THE GENTILES (400)
(52-3739) [14-1-1,119]         (52-3929) [5-3-2,36]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PAS DE QUARTIER                TOPAZ
BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)          GEMSTONES (91)
(52-3633) [16-20-1,91]         (52-1528) [4-2-1,40]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

FLOWER GIRLS (189)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. EPYC DEATH (404)            46
2. GEMSTONES (91)              39      FLOWER GIRLS (189)
3. SITTEES (359)               27      Unchartered Team
4. FLOWER GIRLS (189)           9
5. VIOLENT FEMMES (410)         1      THE GENTILES (400)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 FLOWER GIRLS (189)       483 285 13 62.9   1/ 1 FLOWER GIRLS (189)       11  3 0
 2/ 4 SITTEES (359)             76  48  4 61.3   2/ 2*THE GENTILES (400)        7  8 0
 3/ 6 BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)     82  71  4 53.6   3/ 3*ZERO (403)                7  8 0
 4/ 5*THE GENTILES (400)        21  19  4 52.5   4/ 4 BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)     5  4 0
 5/ 0 GEMSTONES (91)            41  39  4 51.3   5/ 5 SITTEES (359)             5  5 0
 6/ 7*EPYC DEATH (404)           9  11  0 45.0   6/ 0 GEMSTONES (91)            4  1 0
 7/ 8*ZERO (403)                 9  21  0 30.0   7/ 7*EPYC DEATH (404)          4  6 0
 8/ 0*VIOLENT FEMMES (410)       0   1  0  0.0   8/ 0*VIOLENT FEMMES (410)      0  1 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 #1 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Iaye:

     Lenpro scanned the front page of the Andorian Star quickly and frowned.  On his
lean and hawk-like face, the expression was intimidating.  "I did not think it was a
good idea to allow that gadfly from the Star an interview," he said.
     Senator Sedalia, not one to be intimidated, shook his head.  "He struck just the
right note," the Lord Protector argued.  "Concern but not suspicion or alarm--yet.
After all, there may be a reasonable explanation for the king's failure to act.  We
have given them an opening to make that explanation."  He leaned back in his chair
and propped his heels on footstool.  Nowhere but at the Lenpro guildhouse was there a
chair so perfectly suited to him, and he intended to enjoy it while he could.  All
too soon, he would be headed back for Andor and the Royal Palace.  The rain drumming
on the roof did not make that an enticing prospect.  Memory of the shiftyeyed clerks
and minor ministers he'd met on the last trip was also depressing.
     "That insolent puppy of a reporter even quoted me!" Lenpro growled.
     Sedalia picked up his own copy of the tabloid and scanned the short article
quickly.

          + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ The Andorian Star #101 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Iaye:
     In an interview yesterday, Senator Sedalia stated that he had gone to Andor with
the intention of requesting the King's aid for the coastal areas battered by the
dramatic and tempestuous waves resulting from the sinking of Krael.
     "I and my colleagues felt that the devastation along the coast is properly a
matter for the King's attention," the senator and lord protector said.  "We did not
go seeking a hand-out, but only a helping hand."
     A spokesman at the Royal Palace, who declined to identify himself when queried
on Sedalia's visit, said that the matter had been "taken under advisement."  No
further development of this position could be obtained in Andor.
     Senator Sedalia's manager, Lenpro of Iaye, told this reporter that, "We will
pursue this matter."
     Anyone with information that might be of assistance is invited to communicate
with the Andorian Star office.

     "There is such a thing as bad publicity," the senator acknowledged, "even though
some people claim otherwise.  But this is not it.  Concerned and firm.  All cats are
still in their bags."
     Lenpro snorted laughter.  "Have you ever tried to bag a cat and keep it there?
Word that we're up to something will be all over northwestern Alastari faster than
horses can gallop."
     "I've often thought carrier pigeons should be roasted and eaten," Sedalia
agreed.  "Besides, those rumors will work in our favor.  Anyone who even thinks they
know something will be getting in touch."
     "Tchh!"  Lenpro stood suddenly.  "Are you so much of a fool, Sedalia?  The
Assassins' Guild has been dissolved--officially.  But it has long been an arm of the
King of Andoria, and I do not believe that he--or whoever is behind him--has
dispensed with it now."
     "As a Lord Protector--" Sedalia began.
     "--You are subject to the whims of the Grey Witch," Lenpro finished.  "There is
a strong possibility that she is involved in this business.  Do you think that a Lord
Protector assassinated for prying into her business would be resurrected by her
magicians?"
     Sedalia shifted uncomfortably.  As a politician, conspiracy theories came
naturally to him, but to involve the premier magician in Alastari with one did
seem... risky.  "There are powerful magicians who aren't on her payroll," he said.
"Fandil of Ardivent, Lady Adeolar of Aruak City, Master Cho--plenty of them.  And,"
now Sedalia stood, as well, "I have been involved in politics for a lifetime and
survived it.  I am no easy target for an assassin."
     Lenpro was silent for several minutes, staring past his gladiator at the rain-
curtained window.  Finally he sighed.  "The time for caution and second thoughts has
passed," he admitted.  "We have already begun, and the blades will fall where they
may.  Be careful."

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 294): LORD BYRON of SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 589): SELIA STORM of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 589): MOLYNEUX of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 582): DONDRIC of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 578): MANUEL PEREZ of MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 578): KEG STAND of BARHOPPERS (Apex, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 575): CAYLON MCCANN of STEEL CRUSADE (Cassius Calvata, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 571): DON FRANCIS of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 540): PARTICLE MAN of NEUROMANCERS (Rude Buddha, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 531): RAMBLING OX of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 522): NIVIX of INFERNAL LORDS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 241): PAS DE QUARTIER of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 424): VALNAUKAR of WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 195): BENITO CHATTE of THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 474): AXLY HIMSELF of GERFEL'S FRIENDS (Generalissimo Puerco)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 294): SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 589): BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 589): OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 582): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 578): MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 578): MASTERS OF SIN (Sin, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 575): STEEL CRUSADE (Cassius Calvata, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 571): RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 540): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 531): TEMPLARZ HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 521): FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 241): FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 423): THE EXILED ONES (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 195): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 474): SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 589): FEAL BAG of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 587): 100% of NO-HALF STEPPING (?, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 578): MANUEL PEREZ of MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 571): DON FRANCIS of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
                         JACK STRAW of THE WARLOCKS (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 239): INSOLENT IRIS of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Ack, a guy can feel really lonely without a Flower Girl.  I guess I need one a turn.
I am addicted!  Sorry, Iris, now it's Peony's turn again....

This said, thanks to Byron for the short, but close fight.

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, warriors of FRATSFA!  Once again I've been called out of retirement 
for my abilities and insights into Spyreporting.  What's with JADE?  He actually beat 
FLOWER GIRLS' HARSH HAWTHORN, and walked away with 20 more points from the fight.  
Laughs were big at BLOOD AND GUTS! while they watched IRMINSUL clobber LYCURGUS.  He 
lost 11 points and got bruised from objects thrown from the stands.  I can barely 
restrain my enthusiam for SITTEES' outstanding member, Duelmaster BYRON.  Advice to 
fighters with a 1 will--give up fighting!   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.  How well I know the feeling 
of being in the most avoided team!  Don't fall out of practive, FLOWER GIRLS!  The 
bums at SITTEES couldn't face the challenges from FLOWER GIRLS!  No excuse for that!  
What do people see in OAK LEE?  His 13-15-1?  SITTEES ain't talkin', but he's got 71 
points.  IGOR MALMORT expects the easy win by going 30 points down.  BOY Z will find 
this a hard lesson!  IGOR MALMORT left the match looking worse than when he went in, 
after BOY Z, with a 13-1-1, walked all over him.   
     Warriors of FRATSFA unite.  You have only your games to lose!  Here's some 
advice:  study your opponent, master many skills, fight dirty.   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  Are 
you as tired of reading this as I am of writing it?  Actually, I guess I'm writing it 
before you read it.  Oh, well.  Remember--a good fighter needs both good skills and 
good luck.  Until next time,-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BYRON 3559                   18  10  1   101       SITTEES (359)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOY Z 3739                   14   1  1   119       SITTEES (359)
 IGOR MALMORT 3594            13   9  1    99       BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
-PAINFUL PEONY 3744           16   8  0    96       FLOWER GIRLS (189)
 OUTCAST ORCHID 3870          11   2  1    93       FLOWER GIRLS (189)
 PAS DE QUARTIER 3633         16  20  1    91       BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SUE SOON 3572                11  10  0    83       SITTEES (359)
 SIZZLING SUNFLOWER 3846      11   5  0    82       FLOWER GIRLS (189)
 OAK LEE 3563                 13  15  1    71       SITTEES (359)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IRMINSUL 3871                 4   4  1    50       BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
 AMETHYST 1239                 8   1  0    47       GEMSTONES (91)
 PEARL 763                    11   4  1    44       GEMSTONES (91)
 TOPAZ 1528                    4   2  1    40       GEMSTONES (91)
 LYCURGUS 3929                 5   3  2    36       THE GENTILES (400)
 TWO 3962                      3   2  0    35       ZERO (403)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RUBY 1193                     6   4  1    33       GEMSTONES (91)
 JAZMINA 3959                  3   1  0    27       EPYC DEATH (404)
 ANISHKA 3956                  3   1  0    24       EPYC DEATH (404)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TORTURING TULIP 3974          2   0  0    23       FLOWER GIRLS (189)
 JADE 2146                     1   1  0    23       GEMSTONES (91)
 GLON 3958                     2   2  0    21       EPYC DEATH (404)
 SIGISMUND 3928                4   4  1    19       THE GENTILES (400)
 HERALD 3971                   2   1  0    18       SITTEES (359)
 LEONIDAS 3926                 4   4  1    17       THE GENTILES (400)
 NERO 3945                     4   3  0    16       THE GENTILES (400)
 AESCHYLUS 3952                4   2  0    14       THE GENTILES (400)
 ONE 3961                      2   3  0    13       ZERO (403)
 FOUR 3964                     3   2  0    11       ZERO (403)
 HARSH HAWTHORN 3960           3   2  0    11       FLOWER GIRLS (189)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BANDOR 3957                   1   3  0     6       EPYC DEATH (404)
 THREE 3963                    0   5  0     5       ZERO (403)
 APPLE 3973                    1   1  0     4       ZERO (403)
 ARRAHE 3955                   0   4  0     4       EPYC DEATH (404)
 CHRISTINA 4013                0   1  0     1       VIOLENT FEMMES (410)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
CONSTANT GARDENE 3954   0  1 0 BLOOD AND GUTS! 365  SIGISMUND 3928        238  REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

I may have hungered for you, Igor, but I proved I simply cannot handle all of that
great big weapon of yours.  (giggle) -- Sizzling Sunflower

Oak Lee -- Now that wasn't too painful, was it? -- Painful Pansy

Sue Soon -- My, you are quick.  Was that good for you, too?  (wink) -- Outcast Orchid

Nero -- An emperor deserves only the best.  That's why you drew me, right? -- Harsh
Hawthorn

Three?  For a guy, that's terrific!  You stud! -- Torturing Tulip

Pas De Quartier -- You Hunk!  Congrats from all us Flowers.  Come to The Flower
Shoppe and pluck us all. -- Painful Peony

Le Pantarque -- Nice saving of Igor.  He sure put the hammer to my Sunflower!  Come
on over to The Flower Shoppe.  Absence may make the heart grow fonder, but abstinence
does not! -- Lady Fern

Uncanny!  These girls are stupendous!  I am away for a few months and I'm not even on
the sand before that Sunflower is jumping on me!  This girl can sure deal with a
serious guy like me. -- Igor

Arenamaster -- Look, I know I'm one of the least popular fighters here but just once
could you not simply grab someone from the stands for me to fight?  It's really
embarrassing when I keep losing.  Thanks. -- Jazmina
P.S.  I'd appreciate it if you didn't share this around.

All -- The next warrior to hit me in the groin and/or pelvis is really going to pay.
I mean come on.  Three straight fights!  A girl can only take so much. -- Arrahe

Four -- Congratulations on dealing me my first loss.  Next time may not be so easy.
-- Anishka

Harsh Hawthorn -- Girl, you're soooo nasty with that "meat cleaver" of yours. -- Nero

Arrahe -- I bow back in respect to your sports"woman"ship.  You're a true warrior. --
Aeschylus

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

IGOR MALMORT was bested by BOY Z in a action packed 1 minute master's Challenge fight.
SUE SOON was luckily beaten by OUTCAST ORCHID in a 3 minute veteran's Challenge melee.
IRMINSUL viciously subdued LYCURGUS in a 1 minute gory Challenge contest.
ANISHKA defeated AESCHYLUS in a 2 minute Challenge match.
BANDOR was bested by NERO in a action packed 1 minute Challenge brawl.
GLON savagely defeated FOUR in a crowd pleasing 5 minute novice's Challenge struggle.
ARRAHE was savagely defeated by SIGISMUND in a 1 minute gruesome Challenge melee.
JAZMINA won victory over LEONIDAS in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
PAS DE QUARTIER lost to BYRON in a 1 minute expert's Title fight.
OAK LEE lost to SIZZLING SUNFLOWER in a exciting 2 minute veteran's fight.
TWO was overcome by PEARL in a 3 minute novice vs. veteran bout.
RUBY was demolished by RUTHLESS JAYWALKER in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
AMETHYST devastated HAPPY PEASANT in a unpopular 8 minute one-sided battle.
TOPAZ beat HAPPY PEASANT in a crowd pleasing 3 minute conflict.
JADE overpowered HARSH HAWTHORN in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
ONE viciously subdued CHRISTINA in a exciting 3 minute bloody beginner's duel.
TORTURING TULIP devastated APPLE in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
THREE was narrowly defeated by HERALD in a 4 minute brutal novice's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   9         AIMED BLOW        26 -  10 -  0      72  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   2 -  0      71  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   2 -  1      67  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         WALL OF STEEL     26 -  13 -  0      67  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         TOTAL PARRY       14 -   8 -  0      64  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         BASHING ATTACK    24 -  26 -  4      48  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    33 -  39 -  2      46  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -  16 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -  16 -  1      30  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 242 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     STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  3         3  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     2 -  3         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  6         2  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         2 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       BYRON 3559                 18  10  1  101 SITTEES (359)
BASHING ATTACK   IGOR MALMORT 3594          13   9  1   99 BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
WALL OF STEEL    OUTCAST ORCHID 3870        11   2  1   93 FLOWER GIRLS (189)
LUNGING ATTACK   SUE SOON 3572              11  10  0   83 SITTEES (359)
TOTAL PARRY      AMETHYST 1239               8   1  0   47 GEMSTONES (91)
STRIKING ATTACK  TOPAZ 1528                  4   2  1   40 GEMSTONES (91)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is PAS DE QUARTIER 3633.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was TOPAZ 1528.  The ten other most popular fighters were SUE SOON 3572, ONE 
3961, OAK LEE 3563, GLON 3958, FOUR 3964, IGOR MALMORT 3594, AESCHYLUS 3952, LEONIDAS 
3926, BOY Z 3739, and OUTCAST ORCHID 3870.

The least popular fighter this week was AMETHYST 1239.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were HERALD 3971, APPLE 3973, HARSH HAWTHORN 3960, PEARL 763, PAS DE 
QUARTIER 3633, ARRAHE 3955, LYCURGUS 3929, JADE 2146, RUBY 1193, and BANDOR 3957.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

PAS DE QUARTIER (52-3633) BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)