DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/08/2009    Duedate: 09/21/2009

AMEN-TEI ARENA

DM-63    TURN-460

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SERGEANT2
MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)
(63-2776) [13-5-1,101]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SERGEANT2                      SCWING
MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)        BOP BOP DUWOP (178)
(63-2776) [13-5-1,101]         (63-1307) [4-5-0,48]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

VALNAKORINE                    SERGEANT1
WAYFARERS (248)                MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)
(63-2761) [15-20-0,82]         (63-2779) [12-6-1,92]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)     40
2. BOP BOP DUWOP (178)          1      MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)
3. BAD GIRLS (325)              0      Unchartered Team
4. WAYFARERS (248)            -30
                                       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)   61  25  6 70.9   1/ 1 MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)  11  4 0
 2- 2*BAD GIRLS (325)            2   2  2 50.0   2/ 2 WAYFARERS (248)           5  7 0
 3/ 3 WAYFARERS (248)          684 753 16 47.6   3- 3*BAD GIRLS (325)           2  2 2
 4/ 4*BOP BOP DUWOP (178)        4  12  0 25.0   4/ 4*BOP BOP DUWOP (178)       0  3 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 #34 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Fratsfa, more or less:

     "We have to get out of here now," Lenpro said, urging Sizzling Sunflower toward
the gate of this arena.  "Even if we can't find the portal to take us back to the
true Fratsfa--"
     "Will they let us go?" the Lady Protector asked.  She glanced to the side and
saw that Lenpro had his own sword out.  Oddly, she'd never thought of him as being a
warrior--he was so old!  But he managed gladiators, trained them, and he'd lived a
long time in a world where violence was not uncommon.
     "Can they stop us, except by magic?" the manager asked.  "And I have a feeling
their half-demon mage will be busy trying to keep control of things now that you've
beaten his--I think the vampire was his enforcer."
     "I don't know for certain that the vampire's dead," Sunflower warned.  "They're
tricky to kill."
     "Doesn't matter," the manager said, steering her to her right.  They hurried
down another street, not running, because if you ran, there was always something or
someone who would automatically give chase.  "Even if it isn't dead, or what passes
for dead among vampires, it was hurt and won't be up to giving us trouble before we
can get out of here."  He swerved to the left into an alley, and she followed.
     "Do you know where we're going?" Sunflower asked.  "Not that I care much at the
moment, as long as it's 'away'."
     "I've got a good idea which way the Portal lies," Lenpro said.  "Fandil is the
magician in the family, but there are other kinds of skills."
     "If you can find and open the Portal back to Fratsfa--"
     "I can find it," Lenpro said.  "I'm nearly certain I can find it.  But opening
it might present problems.  Unless there's someone on hand who can be coerced.  I do
coercion from time to time."
     "Good.  So do I."
     They turned another corner, and Lenpro pointed ahead.  An archway of mismatched
stones straddled the way ahead of them, framing grayness.  "There's our portal," he
said.

Andor:

     Outcast Orchid stared back toward the avenue and the slaughter of the "king" by
out-of-work gladiators.  "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 anarchists 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!"
     "And so do you," she answered.  "You helped me get away, and someone will have
noticed--someone always notices."
     "My life is already forfeit.  Gods forgive me, I've been a part of this.  But
they will not find my death easily achieved, and that may buy you extra time to
escape--"
     "If you want to make amends for whatever it is you've done, better to help FIX
things than just throw your life away," Orchid argued.  She glanced around, orienting
herself.  "Fratsfa's THAT way."  She set out, keeping a firm grip on her companion's
arm.  "Come ON."
     "Lady--"
     "Don't waste time and breath arguing," she said.  "Just come ON.  When we get
out of the city, THEN we can argue."

West of Fratsfa:

     Elosjon glanced over his shoulder as they left the deserted buildings of
Mountain Home behind them.  He had been thrilled when a well-known, deeply respected
magician like Fandil of Ardivent had invited him to help, but the idea of facing a
demonic 'watchdog' chilled him to the bone.  He was not skilled enough to deal with
demons, and he knew it.  He just didn't want to have to admit it to a master of his
profession.  He took a deep breath, coughed at the bite of sulfur in the air, and
squared his shoulders.  He would do his best.  Surely an experienced magician like
Fandil would understand that his best was all he could do.
     But he hoped they wouldn't meet that demonic watchdog.
     His mind was so fixed on what he hoped that he didn't notice where he was going
and ran full into Fandil.  The old magician was standing in the middle of the
overgrown road, immobile as a tree, staring up the mountain.  Elosjon followed the
direction of his gaze.
     Fandil was looking at the castle on the ridge above what had been the town.
Studying it.  Okay.  Elosjon studied it, too.  He had only seen it once before, a
long time ago, when he was a kid--well, that might not seem long to someone like
Fandil, but it was a long time ago to him.  He didn't remember it clearly.  At least,
he didn't remember it looking quite like this.  He frowned, trying to figure out what
was different... or wrong.  It was a fairly standard Medieval Frafrejan castle.
Central keep, enclosing wall with a lot of pointy little towers along it....  Wasn't
that wall leaning outward a little too much?  It looked like a stone wave about to
break over their heads.  In fact, for a structure that was at least half a mile away
horizontally, maybe a little farther vertically, it seemed to be looming very much
over their heads.  Enough that it would be no surprise if it blocked out the sun.
That had to be a magical effect, didn't it?  Even though he'd never heard of one like
that.
     "Our enemy is powerful, and heedless of normal safety," Fandil said.  His voice
was quiet.  "That heedlessness makes him doubly dangerous.  And it is crucial that he
be destroyed, or he will destroy not only us, not only the Andorian League, but a
goodly portion of this whole area."  The old mage's voice hardened.  "He is dabbling
on the edges of Chaos magic."
     Elosjon paled.  He had traveled some in Alastari as part of his education in
magic, had seen the Smoking Plain near Delarq Tor that was all that remained of a
fertile and populous countryside that had been hit with a blast of Chaos magic five
hundred years ago during the last Chaos War.  And he had heard of the Twisted Lands
farther south, where the Chaos War of three and a half millennia ago had centered.
And now someone would do it here?  "No!  We can't allow that--anything we can do, I
would give my life if that would stop him--"  He started up the road to the castle.
     Fandil caught his arm.  "You may end up doing that, and I may also, but we will
not succeed by rushing straight ahead.  This calls for planning and finesse."

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 313): CONSTERNATION of CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 627): BROWN NOSE of COLORIFIC (Purple People Eater, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 627): ANZAC of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 615): ELLIRN KOUL of MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 616): PAUL WIEDORFER of MEDAL OF HONOR J4 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 612): BELLE ISSIMO of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 611): HERSHEL WILLIAMS of MEDAL OF HONOR F7 (The Anarchist, mgr)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 609): BROTHER DOBBIN of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 578): TERILEE LINZ of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 569): SERGEANT2 of MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (The Anarchist)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 560): ANNA BEATRICE of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 260): IRMINSUL of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 459): THOMAS WIGLE of MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 214): PETER THE GREAT of DOGS OF WAR (?, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 512): VISION of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 313): Z GLADIATORS (Mr. Z, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 627): ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 627): OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 615): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 616): MEDAL OF HONOOR J4 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 612): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 611): ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 609): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 578): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 569): DA DOG POWNDAZ (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 560): FANDILS (Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 260): THE UNDEAD II (?, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 459): MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 214): OUT OF THIS WORLD, (?, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 512): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 312): PEARL HARBOR of SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 627): ANZAC of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
              (turn 626): FLOORMAT of THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 614): ULTRA-FAITH of DROP THE LEASH (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 616): TCHENI LOY of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 609): LADY LIBERTY of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
             (turn 608): SIR CARLSON of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 569): SERGEANT2 of MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (The Anarchist)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 260): IRMINSUL of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Whoa!  I almost missed that I am the duelmaster!  It's Jorja, whizzing along
trying to "get things done quickly."  Things like a duelmaster's words from the top
should be savored, not rushed through.  And if not the words themselves, because I'm
no philosopher to come up with something profound at the drop of a blade, well, at
least I should get a chance to savor the position!

                                    Valnakorine

                                      SPY REPORT

     Ready for some action-packed adventure, some thrills, chills and spills?  Well 
fergit it, cause this is the Spyreport for AMEN-TEI.  MVP award for SERGEANT1?  MEDAL 
OF HONOR J3's proud of him after beating VETERAN MERCENARY and getting 7 points.  
Talk about yer big time losers!  LADY CHUCK got smashed by THOMAS WIGLE, and lost 2 
points!  And I was just getting used to the ex-Duelmaster's habit of...(!)  Oh well, 
welcome SERGEANT2.  Aren't MEDAL OF HONOR J3 proud.  (Oh, my.) I hear the top team 
insists all their warriors get nine hours sleep.  They want photogenic fighters for 
PR photos.   
     Look, you guys stick to fighting, all right?  Can WAYFARERS' YALO TACTSIE be 
more popular than me?  He was challenged the most, but is that really the same?  For 
sure, I was holding my breath when I found out SCWING challenged YALO TACTSIE.  After 
all, haven't BOP BOP DUWOP and WAYFARERS had a long standing duel in AMEN-TEI?  It 
wasn't a spectacular fight, or anything, but YALO TACTSIE wants me to write about it 
since he overcame SCWING.  Satisfied?   
     What does a fighter fight for?  I mean, the crowds don't give a hoot if someone 
gets killed.  Not after four more fights.  What if they had a fight and nobody showed 
up?  I'd be out of a job, that's what!!!   
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I'm getting tired of writing this stuff, so I'm calling it 
quits.  Its been really albendranius!  Later, guys-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SERGEANT2 2776               13   5  1   101       MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THOMAS WIGLE 2777            11   4  2    93       MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)
 SERGEANT1 2779               12   6  1    92       MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VALNAKORINE 2761             15  20  0    82       WAYFARERS (248)
 SERGEANT 3 2784              10   2  0    77       MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)
 YALO TACTSIE 2750            14  27  0    69       WAYFARERS (248)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LADY CHUCK 2787               6   5  1    64       WAYFARERS (248)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROBERT WILSON 2778           13   5  1    56       MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)
 SCWING 1307                   4   5  0    48       BOP BOP DUWOP (178)
 PILGRIM 2789                  5   5  0    46       WAYFARERS (248)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BONNIE BARROW 2798            1   0  1    17       BAD GIRLS (325)
-NANCY PELOSI 2797             1   0  1    14       BAD GIRLS (325)
-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?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Thomas Wigle -- What a surprise.  Can't you accumulate wins any faster? --
Valnakorine

Sergeant2 -- Damned martinet. -- Yalo Tactsie

Robert Wilson -- Really, I wasn't laughing!  It was shock. -- Lady Chuck

Ah, the Visiting not-an-Orc. -- Pilgrim

26 August 09
     There has been a run lately of personals and columns turning up in the wrong
     arenas.  When you email in something, check and make sure you have the correct
     arena number!  It's easy for a finger to slip onto the wrong key.  When the
     receipt comes back, check again to be sure it went where you intended!
     Vigilance is your friend, and mine too. -- the Editor

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SCWING slimly lost to YALO TACTSIE in a 2 minute bloody Challenge fight.
VALNAKORINE was vanquished by SERGEANT2 in a 1 minute uneven Title battle.
SERGEANT 3 subdued KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute fight.
SERGEANT1 viciously subdued VETERAN MERCENARY in a crowd pleasing 1 minute gory brawl.
THOMAS WIGLE overpowered LADY CHUCK in a 1 minute mismatched match.
PILGRIM was bested by ROBERT WILSON in a popular 1 minute duel.

                                    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      2 -   1 -  1      67  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         SLASHING ATTACK   18 -   9 -  2      67  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW        13 -   7 -  1      65  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         LUNGING ATTACK    19 -  11 -  2      63  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         TOTAL PARRY        6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK    4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   8 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   6 -  0      33  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 460 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     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       SERGEANT2 2776             13   5  1  101 MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)
LUNGING ATTACK   THOMAS WIGLE 2777          11   4  2   93 MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)
SLASHING ATTACK  SERGEANT 3 2784            10   2  0   77 MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)
TOTAL PARRY      ROBERT WILSON 2778         13   5  1   56 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 SCWING 1307, YALO 
TACTSIE 2750, PILGRIM 2789, SERGEANT2 2776, SERGEANT 3 2784, THOMAS WIGLE 2777, 
ROBERT WILSON 2778, VALNAKORINE 2761, LADY CHUCK 2787, and  0.

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