DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/30/2009    Duedate: 07/13/2009

AMEN-TEI ARENA

DM-63    TURN-455

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SERGEANT2
MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)
(63-2776) [10-3-1,111]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SERGEANT2                      SCWING
MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)        BOP BOP DUWOP (178)
(63-2776) [10-3-1,111]         (63-1307) [3-1-0,51]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

VALNAKORINE                    SCWING
WAYFARERS (248)                BOP BOP DUWOP (178)
(63-2761) [13-17-0,79]         (63-1307) [3-1-0,51]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WAYFARERS (248)             30
2. MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)     21      MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)
3. 1949 YANKEES (316)           0      Unchartered Team
4. BOP BOP DUWOP (178)         -3
                                       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)   42  19  6 68.9   1/ 3 MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)   8  4 1
 2- 2 1949 YANKEES (316)       100  57 13 63.7   2- 1 1949 YANKEES (316)        7  2 2
 3/ 3 WAYFARERS (248)          675 742 15 47.6   3/ 2 WAYFARERS (248)           7  8 0
 4/ 4*BOP BOP DUWOP (178)        3   8  0 27.3   4/ 4*BOP BOP DUWOP (178)       2  4 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 #32 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Elsewhere:

     "I wouldn't want easy," Sunflower told the vampire.  Not strictly true, all she
wanted right now was out of this... whatever.  Pocket dimension.  But any trick that
could startle her opponent was good.  Vampires were tricky to fight, and there was no
choice here but fight or die; a vampire wouldn't take a surrender.  Well, except to
kill the loser at more leisure.  But she, Sizzling Sunflower, was going to win.
     Which raised a question.  She pondered it as she parried the vampire's dark
blade in a shower of sparks, riposted, lunged and withdrew.  In this pocket
dimension, the nature of reality was, call, it suggestible.  Intuition told her that
letting the "suggestions" get too far with her would be a bad move.  But could she
use just a little?  Use the "Sunflower" part of her arena name against a vampire who
might not be able to bear sunlight?  She had noticed when they first entered this
place that there wasn't any true sun here; the sky was a bright gray, and that was
the source of the "daylight."
     Hmm.  This vampire was strong and fast, but not particularly skilled with a
blade.  Ah, make that, apparently not skilled.  She supposed it could be a ruse.  Her
gladiator's instincts told her it was no trick:  this vampire really wasn't a
swordmaster.  Probably didn't have to be.  Until now.
     Their swords crossed again, shrieking metal and the weight of the vampire's
strike jolting down her arm, but the blade, HER blade, flashed bright as the sun, and
the sparks this time were hot and golden.  The vampire reeled back, shrieking as
loudly as the dark blade had done.
     Now.
     Sunflower pressed the attack.  A slash, and the vampire shied back, not as
confident as she'd been before.  A lunge.  Further retreat, and a stumble.  Another
lunge, a swerve as the fallen vampire kicked out at her.  Drive forward, keep the
creature on the defensive.  Hamstring, that's what she wanted.  Sunflower feinted for
the torso and then drove her sword--flaring hot gold again--into the vampire's leg.
     A scream such as she never wanted to hear again, a sudden cloud of oily black
smoke, and... nothing left.  The vampire was just gone.

West of Fratsfa:

     Elosjon heaved a sigh of relief when his feet touched firm ground again, and he
didn't care if Fandil heard him or not.  He had been afraid--no, he was afraid now.
In the tree, he had been terrified.  Of falling.  Of failing.
     The old mage gripped his arm, held one hand to his mouth briefly to signal
silence, and then pulled him away from the ravine, deeper into the forest.  Higher up
the mountain.
     After several minutes of silent walking, or at least walking without speech,
Elosjon figured he could risk speech.  "What about Redbud?" he whispered.
     "We keep going," Fandil said.  "She may, probably will, be fine.  And she's
doing a necessary job so that we can go forward and do a different and even more
necessary job.  Let us not waste her efforts."
     "Right, right.  The magician at Mountain Home."  He hesitated.  "I could be
wrong about Mountain Home.  I only have the word of Herlas of Zensu and he's, well,
his reputation isn't exactly--"
     "I feel sure that you ARE correct," Fandil said.  "All my instincts tell me so.
We will find an answer up there on the mountain.  If we get there soon enough."

Andor:

     Orchid stared back toward the avenue and the slaughter.  "I don't believe it!
Those gladiators were waiting to kill the king--the golem they thought was the king.
How could they do such a thing?"
     "You saw how," the man beside her said.
     "Yes, but--"
     "Gladiators come all kinds, just like ordinary people," he went on.  "Some good,
some bad, and a lot of them on the fence.  And this hasn't been a good town for a
gladiator since the arena closed.  They were probably so glad to have a job that they
didn't look into it closely."
     "You're saying someone paid them to--?"
     "Of course."  He steered her into an alley just before a troop of mounted guards
rushed past.  "Very few people, gladiators or not, are genuine anarchist to kill what
they believe is the king just for... kicks."  He paused at the other end of the
alley, looked both ways, and hurried her across another street into an overgrown
park.
     "But they must have expected the guards, why didn't they have an escape route
ready?"
     "They were most likely told the guards wouldn't be a problem.  Don't you see?"
He stopped and turned to face her.  "They were set up to kill and to die."  He shook
her a little.  "Believe it, lady!  Lord Korneth doesn't care whose death he ordered,
and you will be a target if anyone noticed and recognized you.  Even if no one saw
you at the parade--any gladiator found in Andor today will be marked for death.  You
have to get out of the city!"

Readers:  I'm using Consortium managers and gladiators here simply because they're
available.  If anybody else wants to be mixed up in this, just say the word, by
personal, email, or diplo. -- the Scribe

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

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 310): ZENITH of Z GLADIATORZ (? , mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 622): CARMEN ELECTRA of GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS (Weasel, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 622): GEORGE FOREMUN of ALL THE MUN'S MEN (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 610): SEREPHIM of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 611): LORMIN GARDE of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 609): SAML ULRON of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 608): GUT BUSTER of ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 604): BAINES of GAMEHENDGE (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 572): THE FOOL of AQUARIAN TAROT (Sage, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 564): SERGEANT2 of MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (The Anarchist)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 555): ANNA BEATRICE of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 258): BRAIN TUMOR of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 454): SERGEANT2 of MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 211): ALBUQUERQUE of WESTERN FRONTIERS (?, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 507): WORKS 4 EVIL EMPIRE of SUPERIOR FATHER (Manager, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 310): CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 622): KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 622): OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 610): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 611): MEDAL OF HONOOR J4 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 609): FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 608): MENAGERIE (Ichabod Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 604): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 573): MEDAL OF HONOOR G1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 564): MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 555): DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 258): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 454): 1949 YANKEES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 211): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 507): SUPERIOR FATHER et al (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 309): CONCUSSION of CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 621): LILAC LIZARD of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
                               MOCHA MONKEY of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 608): GUT BUSTER of ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 604): BAINES of GAMEHENDGE (Malaquar, mgr.)
                         MAYOR MCLAY of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 563): ROBERT DUNLAP of MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 210): TRYPTOPHAN of SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (Manager, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  The boys at 1949 YANKEES left the arena dejected, after being kicked 
out of the top spot by MEDAL OF HONOR J3.  Good show!  WAYFARERS had cause to 
celebrate, after VALNAKORINE got 19 points by beating SERGEANT1.  SERGEANT1 certainly 
had a baffled expression on his face, after losing to VALNAKORINE and losing 15 
points in the process!  SERGEANT2 successfully staved off a grab for the roses by M. 
CHARDINEE of AMEN-TEI.  Does AMEN-TEI have no one talented enough to dethrone him?  
Word has it one team in AMEN-TEI is taking speech lessons to try to bore their 
opponent to death.  I'll bet it works.   
     My mother wished me to avoid conflict, and seek the gentle trade of Spyreporter. 
But warriors aren't supposed to avoid fights!  Perhaps the warriors of 1949 YANKEES 
should take up some hobbies, as they are the most avoided team...  As a woman of good 
breeding scorns the "warriors" of BOP BOP DUWOP, so did that sorry team shy from 1949 
YANKEES Is it charming personality?  Conversational abilities?  Good oral hygiene?  
Whatever it is, YALO TACTSIE is the most challenged warrior.   
     The moving sword slashes, and having slashed, moves on...  Perhaps MEDAL OF 
HONOR J3 were the only ones left untouched by DONRIC HOLM demise.  Can anyone ever 
take his place?  Or do I exaggerate?  Fair play must not be a credo of MEDAL OF HONOR 
J3, as THOMAS WIGLE permanently removed DONRIC HOLM of WAYFARERS from the competition 
in a mismatched fight.  Ask not for whom the sword slashes; it slashes for thee.   
     Do not think spyreporting in AMEN-TEI is the highlight of my life.  As the 
seasons change, and the creatures of the wild change also, so do I feel a yearning to 
leave this place.  Do not despair!  I shall return!-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SERGEANT2 2776               10   3  1   111       MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BILLY JOHNSON 2758           12   0  1   119       1949 YANKEES (316)
 THOMAS WIGLE 2777             7   3  2   101       MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TOMMY HENRICH 2759           15   1  2    80       1949 YANKEES (316)
 VALNAKORINE 2761             13  17  0    79       WAYFARERS (248)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SERGEANT1 2779                8   5  1    66       MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)
 YALO TACTSIE 2750            11  25  0    63       WAYFARERS (248)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SERGEANT 3 2784               5   2  0    54       MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)
 SCWING 1307                   3   1  0    51       BOP BOP DUWOP (178)
 ROBERT WILSON 2778           10   3  1    50       MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PILGRIM 2789                  4   1  0    25       WAYFARERS (248)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-YOGI BERRA 2791               2   0  0    23       1949 YANKEES (316)
-JOHNNY MIZE 2792              2   0  0    21       1949 YANKEES (316)
 LADY CHUCK 2787               3   3  0    18       WAYFARERS (248)
-HANK BAUER 2790               1   1  1    18       1949 YANKEES (316)
 TRASH 1310                    0   4  0     8       BOP BOP DUWOP (178)
-CRASH 1309                    0   1  0     7       BOP BOP DUWOP (178)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DONRIC HOLM 2781        8  5 1 WAYFARERS 248        THOMAS WIGLE 2777     455   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Hank Bauer -- Ah, wanting to develop a well-rounded record, are you?  Glad to assist.
Everyone should have a loss. -- Pilgrim

Yogi Berra -- Cool.  Say something gnomic. -- Lady Chuck

Sergeant1 -- There are too many of you guys around. -- Donric Holm
P.S.  Winning.

The Ruthless Jaywalker got run down by an oxcart!  I laughed. -- Valnakorine

If that Ambitious Guard ever has an ambition to ride with ME, he can forget it. --
Yalo Tactsie

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SCWING slimly lost to YALO TACTSIE in a 3 minute Challenge fight.
TRASH was devastated by LADY CHUCK in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
SERGEANT2 handily defeated M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute one-sided Title match.
THOMAS WIGLE slaughtered DONRIC HOLM in a 1 minute gory mismatched brawl.
SERGEANT1 was narrowly defeated by VALNAKORINE in a 2 minute match.
SERGEANT 3 bested THE HONEST MERCHANT in a 2 minute brawl.
ROBERT WILSON vanquished PILGRIM in a 3 minute mismatched fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   1 -  1      80  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         SLASHING ATTACK   14 -   5 -  1      74  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         TOTAL PARRY       10 -   5 -  1      67  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -   5 -  1      67  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         AIMED BLOW        10 -   6 -  1      63  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK    14 -  16 -  1      47  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -  12 -  0      29  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 455 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       SERGEANT2 2776             10   3  1  111 MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)
LUNGING ATTACK   THOMAS WIGLE 2777           7   3  2  101 MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)
SLASHING ATTACK  SERGEANT 3 2784             5   2  0   54 MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)
BASHING ATTACK   SCWING 1307                 3   1  0   51 BOP BOP DUWOP (178)
TOTAL PARRY      ROBERT WILSON 2778         10   3  1   50 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 SCWING 1307.  The ten other most popular fighters were YALO TACTSIE 2750, 
VALNAKORINE 2761, SERGEANT 3 2784, THOMAS WIGLE 2777, SERGEANT1 2779, PILGRIM 2789, 
LADY CHUCK 2787, SERGEANT2 2776, TRASH 1310, and DONRIC HOLM 2781.

The least popular fighter this week was ROBERT WILSON 2778.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were DONRIC HOLM 2781, TRASH 1310, SERGEANT2 2776, LADY CHUCK 2787, 
PILGRIM 2789, SERGEANT1 2779, THOMAS WIGLE 2777, SERGEANT 3 2784, VALNAKORINE 2761, 
and YALO TACTSIE 2750.