DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/12/2010    Duedate: 01/25/2010

AMEN-TEI ARENA

DM-63    TURN-469

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

VALNAKORINE
WAYFARERS (248)
(63-2761) [21-23-0,106]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

VALNAKORINE                    BONNIE BARROW
WAYFARERS (248)                BAD GIRLS (325)
(63-2761) [21-23-0,106]        (63-2798) [6-3-1,78]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

VALNAKORINE                    BONNIE BARROW
WAYFARERS (248)                BAD GIRLS (325)
(63-2761) [21-23-0,106]        (63-2798) [6-3-1,78]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

WAYFARERS (248)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BAD GIRLS (325)             22
2. MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)     20      MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)
3. WAYFARERS (248)             11      Unchartered Team

                                       BAD GIRLS (325)

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)   77  31  7 71.3   1/ 1 WAYFARERS (248)           7  5 0
 2/ 2*BAD GIRLS (325)           16  11  4 59.3   2/ 2*BAD GIRLS (325)           4  1 1
 3/ 3 WAYFARERS (248)          701 772 16 47.6   3/ 3 MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)   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 #42 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

In the mountains west of Fratsfa:

     Elosjon had almost all his attention on the spell he was using.  A little on the
bear-golem itself, too, but spells had to be watched closely or they ran away from
you and did things you didn't expect.  And he didn't have to worry about secondary
attacks, not with someone like Fandil to watch his back.  That was just amazing--
Fandil, who had a high reputation among the experienced magicians of the Andorian
League, was watching HIS back!  If he survived, he'd have something really impressive
to tell his friends.  But that was for later; for now, he had to hold his ball of
lightning steady as it flew into the arms of the bear-golem.  It was getting a little
loose, trying to unravel.  He remembered his instructor warning him about that:
warning him that lightning didn't really want to form a ball, so he was going to have
to hold it together with his own will.  He could do that... if his attention didn't
stray.  He tightened it up and resisted the temptation to push it a little faster.
"Speed is the enemy of coherence in a lightning spell," his instructor had said.
Move it too fast and it would come apart.
                         *****   ***   *****   ***   *****
     Fandil watched the youngster for a moment and then nodded.  Elosjon lacked
experience, but his instincts and training were good.  If he survived this
expedition, he would be a fine magician, someday.  One to be reckoned with.  And for
the matter in hand, he was doing very well.  The boy could be left to it while he
himself did other things.
     Such as watched for other guards.  True, he had said this bear-golem had been
made almost casually to frighten away ordinary people.  He believed that.  But he
also believed that there would be at least one genuine, dangerous watchdog.  Maybe a
real demon, maybe a more carefully-made golem--
     A sudden scent of sulfur-and-something announced the arrival of the real guard.
Fandil scanned the hillside quickly and saw it condense out of a drift of mist or
smoke.  A true demon--it had the classic markers: red skin, hooves, horns, tail,
wings, nasty disposition.  Not an impressive demon, probably one of the lowest rank.
But still, a demon, and even the least of them required careful handling.
     Try simple things first.  He had dealt with true demons before and knew the
drill.  First a spell of banishment, with a little extra magical muscle behind it.
It... twitched.  Twitched?  Fandil's mustache bristled.  The demon should have
vanished in a cloud of saffron smoke!
     He took a deep breath and coughed a little at the sulfur fumes.  Not just as
simple as it looked, then.  Well, he could STILL handle it.  Fandil narrowed his eyes
and traced out the patterns, the ripples, in the Arcanum that had resulted from the
encounter between demon and spell.  Odd.  A flat in the key of aleph, a kink in
gimel, and... a medusa-knot in the tertiary subtext?  That should not be possible.
Medusa-knots were totally incompatible with the key of aleph.  No one but a Chaos-
mage would even attempt--
     Fandil's mind stumbled.  A Chaos-mage.  He had been worried about one earlier,
but he'd let that concern lapse.  Big mistake.  Maybe very big mistake, if this semi-
demon was alert and skillful enough to grasp him through center of the medusa-knot.
No time to try to close it now, even if he could.  The important thing was to get OUT
of the key of aleph before--  No.  He brought his unruly thoughts under control.
Don't even think about what could be done against him, because a truly skilled
opponent could pluck that right out of his mind.  More than one mage had defeated
himself that way.
     Key of epsilon, that's what he wanted.  Seven right-hand sharps and a tremolo.
Twist of lemon if there's time... yes!  There came the counter through the medusa-
knot:  the three-legged asp.  It rammed into the epsilon shield, was shredded,
twisted, and sent back.  Strong, though.  Even stopping it depleted his energies.
     The demon's form shifted, flowing through a truly disgusting ape into something
unearthly but compellingly female.  Fandil took refuge in humor, which no demon
understood:  What would his sister Fern call this?  A Calamitous Calla?  The shape
wobbled and fell in on itself.

Fratsfa:

     "Okay," Lenpro said, "not better a bad ruler than none.  How do you propose to
make sure we get a good ruler, though?  Or even tell if someone will make a good
ruler or not?"
     "Emperor Alonj of Fratsfa--"
     "Will not be acceptable to most people, because they believe he's either crazy
or a half-wit."
     "He is NOT crazy or a half-wit," Fern answered.  "And he has one thing that
others don't: legitimacy.  It would be legitimate for Alonj to govern the whole
League."
     "But he doesn't want to," Sizzling Sunflower protested.  "We've all heard that."
     "And sometimes we have to do things we don't want to," her teammate Outcast
Orchid said.  "We've all heard that, too.  If Emperor Alonj can hold off whatever
this Korneth is trying to do until Andoria finds its feet, well, I figure he's got a
duty."
     Sunflower ignored that.  Pointedly.  "And if Emperor Alonj doesn't want to do
something, his wife will back him up," she went on.
     "Unless she sees it as his duty," Orchid said.  "Very strong on duty, Empress
Kitiara."

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

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 317): CONFIDENCE of CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 636): GREEN THUMB of COLORIFIC (Purple People Eater, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 636): HELENA of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 621): JILLIAN NORMAN of MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 625): WILD FIRE of DISASTER (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 621): AIKIDO of DARK FORCES (The Walkin' Dude, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 620): DEATH RATTLE of ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 618): SPUD of RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 582): CORBIE LEK of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 578): THE WAIT of THE PLAGUE (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 569): SIS of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 265): NOT SO HOT of PYROMANIA (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 468): VALNAKORINE of WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 218): WITCH of DOGS OF WAR (?, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 521): SHERRI of SUPERIOR FORCES 3201 (Manager, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 317): Z GLADIATORS (Z Man, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 636): BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 636): OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 621): SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 625): MEDAL OF HONOR Z3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 621): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 620): GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 618): RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 582): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 578): THE STORM FRONT (The Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 568): FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 265): BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 468): WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 218): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 521): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 636): HELENA of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
              (turn 635): TYNE of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 620): RAVING LUNATIC of DARK FORCES (The Walkin' Dude, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 619): SHORT ORDER JOE of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
               (turn 618): HERSHEL WILLIAMS of MEDAL OF HONOR F7 (Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 581): CALHOUN DEANE of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 568): BINKLY of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 264): NUMBSKULL of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
                            BRAIN TUMOR of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
                            PULLED HAMSTRING of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     That wasn't a title match, it was a travesty.  Sure, as standbys go, the
Khalhums Dwarf is tough.  Big deal.  He shouldn't be the only competition at the top.

                                   Valnakorine

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, AMEN-TEI?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed 
to see PFC 2 win a fight and gain 20 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, AILEEN WUORNOS beat 
KORARIO and KORARIO lost 3 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And if variety is the 
spice of life, AMEN-TEI may be getting bland, as VALNAKORINE stays top dog in the 
city.  Kickbacks and bribes, kickbacks and bribes, how else do you think some of 
these guys win their fights?  Skill?  Ha!   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.  What's 
the big D?  WAYFARERS was the most avoided team?  Bunch of lily livered... grumble... 
mumble... curse...  And who led the way in this mass act of cowardice?  Let's see, 
well, whatcha know?  It was BAD GIRLS.  Ha ha ha ha!   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for AMEN-TEI's 
morgue.  More variety.  We're all going to die in the end, so why worry if the fate 
catches up with you sooner that later?   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Well, I've had enough of this 
drivel, and I'm sure you have too.  Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  Glad 
to see the back of this place-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VALNAKORINE 2761             21  23  0   106       WAYFARERS (248)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SERGEANT 3 2784              14   2  0    99       MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-THOMAS WIGLE 2777            11   5  2    87       MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)
 YALO TACTSIE 2750            17  33  0    84       WAYFARERS (248)
 BONNIE BARROW 2798            6   3  1    78       BAD GIRLS (325)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LADY CHUCK 2787              11   9  1    60       WAYFARERS (248)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MATA HARI 2800                3   1  0    34       BAD GIRLS (325)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SERGEANT 4 2802               2   0  0    23       MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)
 PFC 2 2812                    1   0  0    20       MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)
 AILEEN WUORNOS 2810           2   0  1    16       BAD GIRLS (325)
 KORARIO 2813                  1   1  0     5       WAYFARERS (248)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
SOFT SHEW 2814          0  1 0 WAYFARERS 248        AILEEN WUORNOS 2810   468   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Bonnie Barrow -- I was wondering, are you related to the Wheel Barrows? -- Yalo
Tactsie

The Honest Merchant is unconvincing in his role. -- Lady Chuck

Aileen Wuornos -- Wow, you ARE a bad girl!  Really bad. -- Ghost of Soft Shew

That Friendly Constable's a bit soft in the head, isn't he? -- Korario

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

VALNAKORINE devastated VIRGINAL CONCUBINE in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
YALO TACTSIE was viciously subdued by BONNIE BARROW in a 2 minute uneven battle.
LADY CHUCK overpowered VISITING ORC in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched duel.
AILEEN WUORNOS defeated KORARIO in a 1 minute bloody novice's fight.
PFC 2 devastated TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY        2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    20 -  10 -  0      67  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         AIMED BLOW         9 -   6 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -   8 -  1      60  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         STRIKING ATTACK    6 -   5 -  2      55  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         BASHING ATTACK     1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 469 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         1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         6  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   BONNIE BARROW 2798          6   3  1   78 BAD GIRLS (325)
AIMED BLOW       LADY CHUCK 2787            11   9  1   60 WAYFARERS (248)
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 BONNIE BARROW 2798.  The ten other most popular fighters were LADY CHUCK 
2787, VALNAKORINE 2761, AILEEN WUORNOS 2810, PFC 2 2812, YALO TACTSIE 2750, KORARIO 
2813,  0,  0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was KORARIO 2813.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were YALO TACTSIE 2750, PFC 2 2812, AILEEN WUORNOS 2810, VALNAKORINE 2761, 
LADY CHUCK 2787, BONNIE BARROW 2798,  0,  0,  0, and  0.