DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/11/2009    Duedate: 08/24/2009

AMEN-TEI ARENA

DM-63    TURN-458

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

THOMAS WIGLE
MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)
(63-2777) [10-3-2,115]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

THOMAS WIGLE                   SCWING
MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)        BOP BOP DUWOP (178)
(63-2777) [10-3-2,115]         (63-1307) [4-3-0,52]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

VALNAKORINE                    SERGEANT1
WAYFARERS (248)                MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)
(63-2761) [14-19-0,96]         (63-2779) [10-6-1,82]

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)              8
2. MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)      0      MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)
3. BOP BOP DUWOP (178)         -3      Unchartered Team

                                       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)   53  23  6 69.7   1/ 1 MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)  11  4 0
 2/ 2 WAYFARERS (248)          680 749 16 47.6   2/ 2 WAYFARERS (248)           5  7 1
 3/ 3*BOP BOP DUWOP (178)        4  10  0 28.6   3/ 3*BOP BOP DUWOP (178)       1  2 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 #33 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

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."
     Elosjon was silent for several minutes, trying to work that out.  Finally he
said, "Soon enough?"
     "Eh?"  Fandil brought his thoughts back from a great distance.  "Oh, certainly.
That magician has a plan in progress.  Now, plans are like snow on a mountain:  They
build up and build up, and suddenly they reach the point where they become an
avalanche.  Building pressure can be dealt with, but once you have an avalanche, all
you can do is try to survive until it's over.  If we can reach our opponent before
his plan becomes an avalanche, we can--probably--stop him.  After... we can only hope
to pick up the pieces."
     "Oh."  Elosjon stared into the darkness, not total darkness because some moon-
and starlight filtered through the trees, and thought about that as he walked.  This
old man, who had been a magician for longer than he, Elosjon, had been alive was
messing up all his preconceived notions of what it actually meant to be a magician.
There seemed to be a lot more luck, and a lot more responsibility, involved than he
had expected.  He wasn't sure he could handle it.  That thought made him pause.  Was
he going to give up, then?  No!  He would do his best, the very best that was in him
and maybe just a little more, and either he would survive the effort or he wouldn't.
But no quitting.  It was almost a relief to make up his mind like that.
     The path they were following came out of the trees into an open area.  A ghost
town, abandoned buildings, overgrown yards, a rutted street.  Elosjon stopped.  "This
used to be the village of Mountain Home," he said.
     Fandil stopped beside him and looked around.  "Odd," he muttered, sniffing the
air.  "There's something here, or has been recently."
     "What?  And how can you tell?"  The younger mage sniffed too.  It smelled like
an animal's den, a little.  Maybe fading.  And something else.  Sulfur?  Recognition
came with a cold chill down his spine.  "A demon?"
     "In general terms, yes.  I think so.  Something from that neighborhood, anyway."
Fandil was silent for a moment, his head cocked as though to listen.
     Elosjon listened, too, but the only sounds he heard were made by the wind
rustling the brush and tapping on the roofs.  Unless there was something he was
missing?  He listened harder, so hard that his ears rang with the silence.  If there
was a real sound, he wasn't hearing it.
     "Not here now," Fandil said.
     "If there was something, what would we hear?"
     "Depends on WHAT there was, but... scratching.  Clicking.  Maybe grumbles.
Which way is the castle from here?  We should go on before the 'watchdog' returns."

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 312): PEARL HARBOR of SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 625): KIANA TOM of GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS (Weasel, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 625): FLOORMAT of THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 613): HOT EIGHTEEN of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 614): PAUL WIEDORFER of MEDAL OF HONOR J4 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 610): SAML ULRON of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 609): KETTELMAN of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 607): SIR CARLSON of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 575): CORBIE LEK of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 567): SERGEANT2 of MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (The Anarchist)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 558): ANNA BEATRICE of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 259): IRMINSUL of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 457): THOMAS WIGLE of MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 213): MERCURY SABLE of OUT OF THIS WORLD (?, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 510): VISION of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 312): Z GLADIATORS (Mr. Z, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 625): BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 625): OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 613): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 614): MEDAL OF HONOOR J4 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 610): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 609): ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 607): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 576): MEDAL OF HONOOR G1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 567): MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 558): DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 259): FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 457): MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 213): OUT OF THIS WORLD, (?, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 510): ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 312): PEARL HARBOR of SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
               (turn 311): ZIP of Z GLADIATORZ (Mr. Z, mgr.)
                           CONUNDRUM of CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 624): CARMEN ELECTRA of GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS (Weasel, mgr.)
                               PUPPY LOVE of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
                               BUTTER BURRO of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 625): GEORGE FOREMUN of ALL THE MUN'S MEN (The Mun, mgr.)
                          MUN OVER BOARD of ALL THE MUN'S MEN (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 612): SEREPHIM of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 608): GUT BUSTER of ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 606): STONE COLD of WRESTLEMANIACS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 574): GRUNT 5 of MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     So why do I have this bag over my head?  Because I am The Unknown Spymaster and 
I'm going to give you a spy report!.  Hey everybody, watch out for YALO TACTSIE, who 
flew up 5 points in the rankings after mashing SCWING like a melon.  Keep your eye on 
this guy.  And falling like a basher in the top ten was SERGEANT2, who dropped 13 
points after a disappointing (to say the least) bout with VETERAN MERCENARY.  Going 
for the gusto and coming up with aught but bloody knuckles was WAYFARERS' 
VALNAKORINE, who was turned away from the Duelmastership by THOMAS WIGLE.  Advice to 
bashers--never force anything, just get a bigger halberd!   
     Here is other news that is of note.  Well just about everybody wants a piece of 
YALO TACTSIE, who was this week's most challenged warrior.   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  Here's some advice:  warriors with little wit and will may 
encounter problems on the trail to the Isle.   
     Well, there's the manager of the AMEN-TEI giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 
'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  Well, there goes another Spy Report.  
Good luck in next week's fights.  Its been fun, and I'm sure you enjoyed it (boos).  
Now that I've got you worked up for Snide Clemens, I'll be leaving-- The Unknown 
Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THOMAS WIGLE 2777            10   3  2   115       MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VALNAKORINE 2761             14  19  0    96       WAYFARERS (248)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SERGEANT1 2779               10   6  1    82       MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)
 SERGEANT2 2776               11   5  1    73       MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)
 YALO TACTSIE 2750            13  26  0    67       WAYFARERS (248)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SERGEANT 3 2784               8   2  0    65       MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SCWING 1307                   4   3  0    52       BOP BOP DUWOP (178)
 ROBERT WILSON 2778           12   4  1    51       MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)
 LADY CHUCK 2787               5   4  1    51       WAYFARERS (248)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PILGRIM 2789                  4   4  0    29       WAYFARERS (248)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-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

Thomas Wigle -- And there you are. -- Valnakorine

Sergeant2 -- Yeah, yeah, always yelling.  I don't need that. -- Yalo Tactsie

Scwhing -- You've got rhythm. -- Pilgrim

Robert Wilson -- Now, that is the kind of date I look for! -- Lady Chuck

We salute our tourney participant. -- the Wayfarers

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SCWING was viciously subdued by YALO TACTSIE in a 2 minute bloody Challenge fight.
THOMAS WIGLE viciously subdued VALNAKORINE in a action packed 2 minute Title battle.
SERGEANT1 was defeated by KHALHUMS DWARF in a crowd pleasing 3 minute duel.
SERGEANT2 was devastated by VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
SERGEANT 3 subdued LADY CHUCK in a crowd pleasing 1 minute competition.
ROBERT WILSON won victory over PILGRIM in a 2 minute fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY        8 -   4 -  0      67  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   1 -  1      67  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         STRIKING ATTACK    6 -   3 -  0      67  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         SLASHING ATTACK   16 -   8 -  1      67  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         AIMED BLOW        11 -   8 -  2      58  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         LUNGING ATTACK    16 -  12 -  1      57  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   9 -  0      36  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 458 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-LUNGE        1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  2         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  2         2  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   THOMAS WIGLE 2777          10   3  2  115 MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)
AIMED BLOW       SERGEANT2 2776             11   5  1   73 MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)
SLASHING ATTACK  SERGEANT 3 2784             8   2  0   65 MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)
BASHING ATTACK   SCWING 1307                 4   3  0   52 BOP BOP DUWOP (178)
TOTAL PARRY      ROBERT WILSON 2778         12   4  1   51 MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)
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 SERGEANT1 2779.  The ten other most popular fighters were THOMAS WIGLE 2777, 
PILGRIM 2789, YALO TACTSIE 2750, SERGEANT 3 2784, VALNAKORINE 2761, ROBERT WILSON 
2778, SCWING 1307, SERGEANT2 2776, LADY CHUCK 2787, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was LADY CHUCK 2787.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SERGEANT2 2776, SCWING 1307, ROBERT WILSON 2778, VALNAKORINE 2761, 
SERGEANT 3 2784, YALO TACTSIE 2750, PILGRIM 2789, THOMAS WIGLE 2777, SERGEANT1 2779, 
and  0.

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

     For those of you who keep track of such things, 15 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                     WHITE THUNDER (4-6040) TRIBAL COUNCIL  (120) 
                       SISONGOEN (12-5168) LUROCIANS IV  (438) 
                JUMPINJACK FLASH (13-5143) PERFECTION QUEST 13  (527) 
                  HARD DAYS KNIGHT (38-2369) BUBBA LOVES CHESS  (193) 
                     POWDERED SOAP (82-2837) MY BUTT HURTS  (392) 
                    HICHAM (82-18389) SUPERIOR FORCES 1306  (2829) 
                    DEADLA (82-20623) SUPERIOR FORCES 3201  (2263) 
                  CLEVELAND STEAMER (82-25002) OHIO EXPRESS  (3993) 
                   YELLOW POST-IT (82-26131) WORK WITH THIS  (4213) 
                  CHARLOTTE (82-29266) SUPERIOR FORCES 3402  (4771) 
                    YELLOW BRICK TOAD (82-32755) 12/19/04J  (5407) 
                    SOULSNARE (82-37248) OBLIVION CLEAVERS  (6167) 
                      MARV (82-41424) 4-LETTER KNOCKOFFS  (6915) 
                   KAORU MOTO (82-48418) MEDAL OF HONOR AA1  (2722) 
                       RENTAL PERMIT (82-51256) 101607C  (8628) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes