DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/02/2009    Duedate: 06/15/2009

AMEN-TEI ARENA

DM-63    TURN-453

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BILLY JOHNSON
1949 YANKEES (316)
(63-2758) [12-0-1,119]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BILLY JOHNSON                  SCWING
1949 YANKEES (316)             BOP BOP DUWOP (178)
(63-2758) [12-0-1,119]         (63-1307) [2-0-0,32]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

VALNAKORINE                    DONRIC HOLM
WAYFARERS (248)                WAYFARERS (248)
(63-2761) [11-17-0,50]         (63-2781) [8-3-1,66]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

WAYFARERS (248)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. 1949 YANKEES (316)          60
2. BOP BOP DUWOP (178)         24      MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)
3. MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)     13      Unchartered Team
4. WAYFARERS (248)             -5
                                       BOP BOP DUWOP (178)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)   36  17  5 67.9   1/ 2 WAYFARERS (248)           9  6 0
 2/ 2 1949 YANKEES (316)        98  55 13 64.1   2/ 1 MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)   8  6 0
 3/ 3 WAYFARERS (248)          670 737 15 47.6   3/ 3 1949 YANKEES (316)        7  3 2
 4/ 0*BOP BOP DUWOP (178)        2   5  0 28.6   4/ 0*BOP BOP DUWOP (178)       1  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 #30 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

West of Fratsfa:

     Fandil didn't like the idea of leaving Ravishing Redbud alone to face the
hunters coming through the woods, but he was not a fool.  There was more at stake
here than his pride, after all.  "If we can get to ground on the other side of this
ravine and move on up the mountain without being seen, we'll do so.  You follow when
you can.  I don't like to leave you, but...."
     "Finding and stopping the magician is important," she finished for him, nodding.
"Good plan, but don't forget that the hunters have hounds.  See you later--I
promise!"
     Fandil saluted her silently, for the stand she was about to make, and also for
her youth and innocent certainty that all would work out as she expected.  He hoped
she was right.  One more stare into the darkening woods, an assessment of the sounds
of horses and hounds moving through the brush, and then he moved carefully back to
the trunk of the tree and around it.
     There was enough light for him to see Elosjon clinging tensely to a mostly-
upright branch.  The young mage was white-faced but had managed a mask of calm.
"What do we do next?" he asked.
     "We keep moving," Fandil said, keeping his voice low.  "Redbud will deal with
these hunters, one way or another.  Our job is to get up the mountain and locate this
magician."
     "But--"
     "She is a trained and capable fighter and has, ahem, other skills that will also
aid her in stopping and distracting a party of men.  She has her job and we have
ours, Elosjon."  Fandil edged past him and farther out along the limb.
     Transferring to the next tree was tricky, but he managed it.  He had a spell on
the tip of his mind ready to serve as a safety net, but he managed without that.
Moved far enough along to stand firmly on a good, thick branch, turned, and looked
back.  Elosjon was hesitating on the other tree, on the other side of this ravine.
Might as well give him a minute or two to summon up his resolve.  Fandil squinted to
the right and left.  A good, deep, steep-sided ravine, and neither end in sight.  If
it was long enough, the hunters wouldn't even consider trying to go around.  Good.  A
true barrier to pursuit.  That there might be hostile forces on this side of the
ravine was a problem for later.
     Ah, here he came now.  Mincing steps.  Nervous clutchings at any other branches
within reach.  The boy looked a bit silly, but Fandil was not moved to laugh; he was
going forward in the face of obvious fear, which was the best working definition of
courage.  It wasn't the looks of a thing that mattered, just the substance.
     Horns and hounds closer now, near the other side of the ravine.  An outburst of
shouting.  Fandil's fingers twitched, but he was nearly certain that any serious
magic used here--and it would take that to deal with the hunt magically--would be
detectable up the mountain at Mountain Home.  If the magician up there was watching,
and he'd be a fool not to.  Nothing so far had indicated that their opponent was a
fool.  Coming so close to bringing down the Andorian League required competence and
alertness as well as malice and cunning.
     The loud voices reached a crescendo and stopped.  To Fandil, that silence seemed
more... thoughtful than ominous.  He motioned to Elosjon to hurry, hoping the young
mage could see him.  Apparently so.

     Elosjon made it to the farthest tip of the first branch that would support him,
or that he believed would support him, and stared across at Fandil.  Down at the
ravine.  It was dark in here under the trees, but a sort of translucent darkness--
that was his trained magical perception, of course.  Or something to do with his
magical training, he'd never been sure exactly what.  The ravine was very deep, and
there were sharp rocks in the bottom.  It would be a really bad place to fall.  The
nearest sturdy-looking limb of the other tree was... six feet, at least.  Farther
away than he was tall, anyway.  He would have to step on an unreliably slim branch
and then... jump.  The prospect was not encouraging.  At all.  But he couldn't stay
here.  The old mage was counting on him.
     Besides, Fandil had done this.  He must be at least, well, pretty old, and HE
had done it.  The young man set his teeth, wiped his hands on his robe one at a time,
and reached for the next handhold.
     The branch quivered and flexed.  He tightened his grip and kept going.  Moved
faster, because he didn't think he could stand it to anticipate any longer.  Step,
step, jump.  Desperate clutch.  Scrabble with his feet, drag himself forward.
     He didn't fall.  That was a surprise; he had, he admitted now, expected to fall.  
But the branch he was on now was as firm as a branch could reasonably be.  He pried
the fingers of one hand off the twigs they were gripping and dried it on his robe.
Took a new, firmer grip and did the same with the other hand.  Took a deep breath.
His respect for magicians like Fandil, who went adventuring despite their ages, went
up a lot.  This adventuring stuff wasn't as easy as it looked.

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

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 309): CONCUSSION of CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 620): LILAC LIZARD of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 620): MR FANG of THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 608): HOT EIGHTEEN of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 609): PAUL WEIDORFER of MEDAL OF HONOR J4 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 607): GRIFLET IRVEL of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 606): AMARANTH of MENAGERIE (Ichabod Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 602): BAINES of GAMEHENDGE (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 571): DAY TURNER of MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 562): TERRINDAR of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 553): BUM of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 257): BRAIN TUMOR of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 452): BILLY JOHNSON of 1949 YANKEES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 210): TRYPTOPHAN of SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (Manager, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 505): HUMMEL of MIKES (A-Sop, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 309): CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 620): ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 620): ALL THE MUN'S MEN (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 608): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 609): MEDAL OF HONOOR J4 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 607): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 606): MENAGERIE (Ichabod Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 602): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 571): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 562): MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 553): FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 257): FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 452): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 210): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 505): SUPERIOR FATHER et al (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 309): CONCUSSION of CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 620): MR FANG of THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
              (turn 619): DALMORE of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 606): SUZETTE CREPPAY of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
               (turn 605): KNEE BREAKER of ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr.)
                           FLESH FLAYER of ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 601): LITTLE ROCKY of RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 571): DAY TURNER of MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 562): TERRINDAR of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
                 (turn 561): SERGEANT 1 of MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 553): BUM of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 210): TRYPTOPHAN of SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (Manager, 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 MEDAL OF HONOR J3 
was unseated this week as WAYFARERS moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top spot 
with a 2-3-0 record for the round.  Did only my eyes note the 5-0-2 record which 1949 
YANKEES managed to post this round?  I don't doubt that such a record will draw 
challengers!  SERGEANT 3 caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as he 
skillfully bested YALO TACTSIE and was awarded 21 points in recognition.  In one of 
the week's more notable duels, SCWING put down LADY CHUCK, causing her to lose 17 
points of recognition in the process.  Although SERGEANT2 made a valiant effort, it 
did not suffice to topple the reign of victorious BILLY JOHNSON.  Informants "close" 
to the city champion have told me that he never fights without pantyhose on beneath 
his armor.  Watch out!   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city AMEN-TEI.   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  Strange what qualities come forth in the 
face of certain doom.  TOMMY HENRICH has the town astir with the news of his Dark 
Arena victory!  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and assassins.  In the arena there 
is only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in AMEN-TEI.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  More than a sharp eye must I 
keep, indeed a stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari 
await me!  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                  
 BILLY JOHNSON 2758           12   0  1   119       1949 YANKEES (316)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TOMMY HENRICH 2759           15   0  2    90       1949 YANKEES (316)
 SERGEANT2 2776                8   3  1    87       MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)
-THOMAS WIGLE 2777             6   3  1    83       MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)
 SERGEANT1 2779                7   4  1    67       MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DONRIC HOLM 2781              8   3  1    66       WAYFARERS (248)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YALO TACTSIE 2750            10  24  0    54       WAYFARERS (248)
 ROBERT WILSON 2778            9   2  1    54       MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)
 VALNAKORINE 2761             11  17  0    50       WAYFARERS (248)
 SERGEANT 3 2784               4   2  0    49       MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SCWING 1307                   2   0  0    32       BOP BOP DUWOP (178)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PILGRIM 2789                  3   0  0    23       WAYFARERS (248)
 HANK BAUER 2790               1   0  1    21       1949 YANKEES (316)
 YOGI BERRA 2791               1   0  0    13       1949 YANKEES (316)
 JOHNNY MIZE 2792              1   0  0    13       1949 YANKEES (316)
 LADY CHUCK 2787               2   2  0    12       WAYFARERS (248)
-CRASH 1309                    0   1  0     7       BOP BOP DUWOP (178)
 TRASH 1310                    0   2  0     6       BOP BOP DUWOP (178)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
TRUSTWORTHY SCRI        0  0 0                      HANK BAUER 2790       453  NONE
MOUNTAIN TROLL          0  0 0 DARK ARENA           TOMMY HENRICH 2759    453  NONE
HYRAM CARTER 2728      11 28 0 WAYFARERS 248        SERGEANT2 2776        449  NOT REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Robert Wilson -- Thank you'all a bunch.  I really needed that loss. -- Valnakorine

Why is the Orc Visiting ME? -- Donric Holm
P.S.  Okay, the not-really-an-orc-but-let's-pretend.

Sergeant 3 -- Ha!  That'll teach you to stiff me for the fare. -- Yalo Tactsie

Actually, that Beggar WAS Polite.  Odd. -- Lady Chuck

The Constable has unacceptable notions of what constitutes reasonable Friendliness.
I don't let GUYS do that to me. -- Pilgrim

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

TOMMY HENRICH viciously butchered MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
BILLY JOHNSON vanquished SERGEANT2 in a 1 minute uneven Title battle.
ROBERT WILSON was savagely defeated by DONRIC HOLM in a action packed 2 minute fight.
SERGEANT1 viciously subdued VALNAKORINE in a popular 1 minute brutal fight.
YALO TACTSIE was bested by SERGEANT 3 in a popular 2 minute bloody uneven brawl.
LADY CHUCK was overpowered by SCWING in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
TRASH was narrowly defeated by PILGRIM in a action packed 1 minute beginner's melee.
HANK BAUER slaughtered TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
YOGI BERRA vanquished SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
JOHNNY MIZE overpowered SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 1 minute uneven match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   0 -  1     100  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -   4 -  1      78  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -   3 -  1      77  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         TOTAL PARRY       11 -   6 -  1      65  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         AIMED BLOW         9 -   5 -  1      64  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -  18 -  1      45  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   4 -  1      43  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -  13 -  0      24  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 453 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  BILLY JOHNSON 2758         12   0  1  119 1949 YANKEES (316)
WALL OF STEEL    TOMMY HENRICH 2759         15   0  2   90 1949 YANKEES (316)
AIMED BLOW       SERGEANT2 2776              8   3  1   87 MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)
LUNGING ATTACK   SERGEANT1 2779              7   4  1   67 MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)
TOTAL PARRY      ROBERT WILSON 2778          9   2  1   54 MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)
SLASHING ATTACK  SERGEANT 3 2784             4   2  0   49 MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is VALNAKORINE 2761.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was DONRIC HOLM 2781.  The ten other most popular fighters were SERGEANT 3 2784, 
TOMMY HENRICH 2759, SERGEANT1 2779, BILLY JOHNSON 2758, SCWING 1307, TRASH 1310, 
PILGRIM 2789, HANK BAUER 2790, YOGI BERRA 2791, and ROBERT WILSON 2778.

The least popular fighter this week was LADY CHUCK 2787.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were YALO TACTSIE 2750, VALNAKORINE 2761, SERGEANT2 2776, JOHNNY MIZE 2792, 
ROBERT WILSON 2778, YOGI BERRA 2791, HANK BAUER 2790, PILGRIM 2789, TRASH 1310, and 
SCWING 1307.