DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/06/2008    Duedate: 05/19/2008

AMEN-TEI ARENA

DM-63    TURN-428

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ATRION
THE EXILED ONES (31)
(63-2733) [9-3-1,72]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ATRION                         EPHESIANS HAMMER
THE EXILED ONES (31)           BIBLICAL HAMMERZ (321)
(63-2733) [9-3-1,72]           (63-2744) [7-1-0,48]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CELEDON                        MARIA
THE EXILED ONES (31)           THE EXILED ONES (31)
(63-2735) [7-5-0,53]           (63-2736) [7-5-2,70]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

WAYFARERS (248)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. 1949 YANKEES (316)          41
2. BIBLICAL HAMMERZ (321)      30      1949 YANKEES (316)
3. WAYFARERS (248)            -11      Unchartered Team
4. THE EXILED ONES (31)       -26
                                       BIBLICAL HAMMERZ (321)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*BIBLICAL HAMMERZ (321)    24  16  1 60.0   1/ 3 WAYFARERS (248)           9  6 0
 2/ 3 1949 YANKEES (316)        48  37  7 56.5   2/ 1*BIBLICAL HAMMERZ (321)    8  7 1
 3/ 2 THE EXILED ONES (31)     410 332 17 55.3   3/ 4 1949 YANKEES (316)        5  2 0
 4/ 4 WAYFARERS (248)          622 660 14 48.5   4/ 2 THE EXILED ONES (31)      5 10 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 #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.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of AMEN-TEI!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Former top team BIBLICAL HAMMERZ was 
unseated this week as WAYFARERS moved up from 3rd ranking to take the top spot with a 
1-4-0 record for the round.  BILLY JOHNSON caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial 
commission as he skillfully bested VALNAKORINE and was awarded 22 points in 
recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, BILLY JOHNSON put down 
VALNAKORINE, causing her to lose 14 points of recognition in the process.  Our 
Duelmaster has lost, folks, lost to KUNG-FU MASTER, BUT ATRION is still the 
Duelmaster because he has the most recognition points!  Informants "close" to the 
city champion have told me that he never fights without pantyhose on beneath his 
armor.  Watch out!   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In AMEN-TEI "art" is a word that has 
long since passed from the language!   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and 
assassins.  In the arena there is only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     The girls are as pretty in AMEN-TEI as ever I remembered them....and the 
fighters as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of 
a far off city calling to me.  I must away!  Till next we meet remember:  a fool 
flies into a rage quickly and often.  The wise are angered by the same thing only 
once.  Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ATRION 2733                   9   3  1    72       THE EXILED ONES (31)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MARIA 2736                    7   5  2    70       THE EXILED ONES (31)
 DIMAGGIO 2705                 8   3  0    69       1949 YANKEES (316)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CRUZIA GARDETT 2748           7   3  0    62       WAYFARERS (248)
 M.T. LANE 2720               14  15  0    57       WAYFARERS (248)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CELEDON 2735                  7   5  0    53       THE EXILED ONES (31)
 EPHESIANS HAMMER 2744         7   1  0    48       BIBLICAL HAMMERZ (321)
 JESPIX 2747                   8   3  1    40       THE EXILED ONES (31)
 ZECHARIAH HAMMER 2742         3   5  0    40       BIBLICAL HAMMERZ (321)
 ZANTHOR 2732                  8   4  0    36       THE EXILED ONES (31)
 GALATIANS HAMMER 2743         5   3  1    36       BIBLICAL HAMMERZ (321)
 HYRAM CARTER 2728             8  10  0    34       WAYFARERS (248)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KELLER 2749                   3   1  1    25       1949 YANKEES (316)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BILLY JOHNSON 2758            1   0  0    22       1949 YANKEES (316)
 LEVITICUS HAMMER 2741         5   3  0    21       BIBLICAL HAMMERZ (321)
 ZEPHANIA HAMMER 2740          4   4  0    16       BIBLICAL HAMMERZ (321)
 YALO TACTSIE 2750             2   7  0    14       WAYFARERS (248)
-TOMMY HENRICH 2759            1   0  0    13       1949 YANKEES (316)
 VALNAKORINE 2761              2   1  0     7       WAYFARERS (248)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
CULT MEMBER             0  0 0                      GALATIANS HAMMER 2743 428  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Maria -- It worries me that every time I hear your name I start feeling all manly and
protective, and then comes the shock of realizing again that you're a GUY.  Or maybe
it's just the beard.  Dwarf ladies have beards, too, don't they? -- M.T. Lane

Zechariah Hammer -- This is the most confused arena!  M.T. with Maria, and I expected
you to be a guy, a tree-climbing guy, I think, don't know why, and you're NOT.  It's
true you're a pretty little thing, but you're not NICE. -- Hyram Carter

Oh, pooh.  The Happy Peasant.  He sounds like he should be a country tavern, doesn't
he? -- Cruzia Gardett

Zephania Hammer -- Save those wiggles for fights with men, sister. -- Valnakorine

Leviticus Hammer -- You don't tip, you don't get the best service, dude. -- Yalo
Tactsie

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

KELLER devastated ZEPHANIA HAMMER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
ATRION was vanquished by KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute uneven Title battle.
DIMAGGIO demolished ZECHARIAH HAMMER in a 1 minute uneven fight.
M.T. LANE was viciously subdued by MARIA in a popular 3 minute gory contest.
CELEDON was subdued by CRUZIA GARDETT in a crowd pleasing 2 minute competition.
JESPIX won victory over HYRAM CARTER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute fight.
ZANTHOR was savagely defeated by EPHESIANS HAMMER in a 5 minute bloody brawl.
GALATIANS HAMMER assassinated CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute uneven melee.
LEVITICUS HAMMER unbelievably bested YALO TACTSIE in a 3 minute duel.
VALNAKORINE was vanquished by BILLY JOHNSON in a 1 minute gruesome uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     12 -   1 -  0      92  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         AIMED BLOW        15 -   9 -  1      63  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         TOTAL PARRY       11 -   8 -  0      58  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         WALL OF STEEL     12 -   9 -  1      57  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK   16 -  12 -  2      57  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -   7 -  0      53  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -  21 -  2      42  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-LUNGE       12 -  22 -  1      35  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         BASHING ATTACK     0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 428 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     PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  2         2  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2         1  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       ATRION 2733                 9   3  1   72 THE EXILED ONES (31)
LUNGING ATTACK   MARIA 2736                  7   5  2   70 THE EXILED ONES (31)
STRIKING ATTACK  CELEDON 2735                7   5  0   53 THE EXILED ONES (31)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    EPHESIANS HAMMER 2744       7   1  0   48 BIBLICAL HAMMERZ (321)
SLASHING ATTACK  JESPIX 2747                 8   3  1   40 THE EXILED ONES (31)
WALL OF STEEL    ZANTHOR 2732                8   4  0   36 THE EXILED ONES (31)
PARRY-LUNGE      GALATIANS HAMMER 2743       5   3  1   36 BIBLICAL HAMMERZ (321)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CELEDON 2735.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was MARIA 2736.  The ten other most popular fighters were CELEDON 2735, CRUZIA 
GARDETT 2748, JESPIX 2747, KELLER 2749, YALO TACTSIE 2750, DIMAGGIO 2705, BILLY 
JOHNSON 2758, M.T. LANE 2720, HYRAM CARTER 2728, and GALATIANS HAMMER 2743.

The least popular fighter this week was LEVITICUS HAMMER 2741.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were ZANTHOR 2732, EPHESIANS HAMMER 2744, ZECHARIAH HAMMER 2742, 
ATRION 2733, ZEPHANIA HAMMER 2740, VALNAKORINE 2761, GALATIANS HAMMER 2743, HYRAM 
CARTER 2728, M.T. LANE 2720, and BILLY JOHNSON 2758.