DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/08/2014    Duedate: 12/20/2014

ARDIVENT ARENA

DM-46    TURN-698

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

NIMZOVICH
WE GOT GAME (289)
(46-3279) [15-7-1,104]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

NIMZOVICH                      TYNARAE
WE GOT GAME (289)              WRATHMEN (387)
(46-3279) [15-7-1,104]         (46-4401) [6-0-1,60]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DEATHSCAR                      LORENS KLU
BLACK COLOSSUS (359)           BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
(46-3989) [15-3-1,77]          (46-4431) [7-9-0,35]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

WRATHMEN (387)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WE GOT GAME (289)           52
2. WRATHMEN (387)              42      BLACK COLOSSUS (359)
3. THE 27 CLUB (374)           31      Unchartered Team
4. BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)     19
5. YOU DON'T SAY! (377)         9      WRATHMEN (387)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2*WRATHMEN (387)            26   4  4 86.7   1/ 2*WRATHMEN (387)            9  1 0
 2/ 1 BLACK COLOSSUS (359)      19   3  1 86.4   2/ 1 WE GOT GAME (289)         9  6 0
 3/ 3 YOU DON'T SAY! (377)      14   4  3 77.8   3/ 3 FANDILS (75)              5  3 0
 4/ 4 FANDILS (75)             %1340 899 46 59.8   4/ 7*DUNGEON CELL (388)        4  5 0
 5/ 5 WE GOT GAME (289)         64  43  3 59.8   5/ 5 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)   4 11 0
 6/ 0 ERRATA (357)              46  33  0 58.2   6/ 8 YOU DON'T SAY! (377)      3  0 0
 7/ 6 THE 27 CLUB (374)        144 117  5 55.2   7/ 4 THE 27 CLUB (374)         3 12 1
 8/ 7*DUNGEON CELL (388)        12  14  0 46.2   8/ 6 BLACK COLOSSUS (359)      2  1 1
 9/ 8 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)  805 %1238 28 39.4   9/ 0 ERRATA (357)              0  1 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                      SPY REPORT

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  The boys at WE GOT GAME left the arena dejected, after being kicked out 
of the top spot by WRATHMEN.  Good show!  Nothing works for a team like victory 
(How's that for a perceptive observation?) as DUNGEON CELL can attest...  WRATHMEN 
posted a nice gain, to come in 1st.  Everybody loves a winner...  WE GOT GAME had 
cause to celebrate, after KASPAROV got 18 points by beating VIRGINAL CONCUBINE.  Win 
some, lose some.  Speaking of which, HEREFORD JONES was winsome, after beating 
HEADSMAN and seeing him lose 10 points.  What can be a greater victory?  NIMZOVICH 
has taken his place as the top, as ARDIVENT's new Duelmaster.  Word has it one team 
in ARDIVENT is using psychics to predict wins.  They lead a charmed life!   
     A Zenmaster once told me, 'Does not the spinning wheel turn?  And do not the 
little birds cry out?'  Any ideas?  Like the noble eagle soaring amongst the 
mountaintops, so stand the warriors of FANDILS, alone and unchallenged.  The warriors 
of FANDILS found their efforts at combat frustrated as WRATHMEN apparently had more 
important things to do than fight.  Is it charming personality?  Conversational 
abilities?  Good oral hygiene?  Whatever it is, TYNARAE is the most challenged 
warrior.  TYNARAE found herself challenged by a warrior 18 below:  EARL.  EARL of 
FANDILS kept his wits as he was defeated by TYNARAE.   
     Ah, the duel!  The roar of the oppenent, the smell of the crowd!  Ask not a 
spymaster for counsel, for he will pontificate long after you have fallen into an 
unconscious stupor.   
     All good things must come to an end.  My fingers tire and I fear my incessant 
prattling may cause unfair judgement upon my impeccable character.  ARDIVENT, I leave 
you now.  The Duelmaster has agreed to foot my bill at The Seaside Manor.  'Til next 
time-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NIMZOVICH 3279               15   7  1   104       WE GOT GAME (289)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MMMMBUHHH 4292                8   3  3   102       YOU DON'T SAY! (377)
-RON BURGUNDY 3974            10   5  0   100       ERRATA (357)
-BAXTER 3970                  13   9  0    99       ERRATA (357)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CAPABLANCA 3105              17  14  0    86       WE GOT GAME (289)
 KASPAROV 4450                 7   2  0    83       WE GOT GAME (289)
-CASPER JOHN 4428             10   6  0    79       FANDILS (75)
 DEATHSCAR 3989               15   3  1    77       BLACK COLOSSUS (359)
 UNCLE LEROY 4435              6   1  0    73       FANDILS (75)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JEROME 4418                   9   3  1    61       FANDILS (75)
 TYNARAE 4401                  6   0  1    60       WRATHMEN (387)
 HEREFORD JONES 4413          10  20  0    59       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MATTHEAS 4398                 6   0  1    54       WRATHMEN (387)
 ROCKSOCK JONES 4412           9  21  1    49       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 FEHEADRAE 4400                5   1  0    45       WRATHMEN (387)
 WINEHOUSE 4433                8   6  0    42       THE 27 CLUB (374)
 EARL 4429                     7   7  0    42       FANDILS (75)
 PIGPEN 4432                   5   6  1    39       THE 27 CLUB (374)
 BAERUS 4399                   4   2  1    39       WRATHMEN (387)
 HEADSMAN 4423                 4   2  0    37       DUNGEON CELL (388)
 LORENS KLU 4431               7   9  0    35       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 SOLAARRIN 4402                5   1  1    34       WRATHMEN (387)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 USURPER 4447                  4   0  0    26       DUNGEON CELL (388)
 FREAKY TAH 4440               3   3  1    26       THE 27 CLUB (374)
 BROOKE JONES 4455             4   4  0    25       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RUY LOPEZ 4461                2   1  0    23       WE GOT GAME (289)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MILDRED LEONA 4434            5   4  1    21       FANDILS (75)
 DEW 4216                      2   5  0    21       ERRATA (357)
-MODEL PRISONER 4453           1   0  0    20       DUNGEON CELL (388)
 BILLY JOE 4439                3   8  0    17       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 INQUISITOR 4422               3   3  0    14       DUNGEON CELL (388)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
PRISONER 4468           0  1 0 DUNGEON CELL 388     HIGH ELF              698  NONE
BLIND OWL 4381         19 15 2 THE 27 CLUB 374      DEATHSCAR 3989        696   
DA24 4469               0  1 0 THE 27 CLUB 374      SHEWISH GIANT         698  NONE
DA33 4470               0  1 0 THE 27 CLUB 374      DARK CHAMPION         698  NONE
POLGAR 4463             2  2 0 WE GOT GAME 289      FREAKY TAH 4440       698   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

A belated Happy Thanksgiving to all.  We Fandils are thankful for all of you.  Merry
Christmas, and a Happy New Year. -- Fandil The Wise

Mmmmbuhhh -- A salute to your superior ability.  You whacked me good. -- Casper John

Brooke Jones -- I fought pretty well.  It is always fun fighting you.  Heck, it is
always neat just seeing you! -- Earl

Health.  Humility.  Honor.  The Red Sands awaits us all. -- Fandil The Wise

Deathscar -- I heard the War Flail was a good parrying weapon.  I read it on the
Internet.  Lies!  All lies!  (Back to the drawing board.) -- Capablanca

Ooo Ooo Ooo -- Wow Wow Wow! -- Nimzovich

Rocksock Jones -- Down goes Frazier!  Down goes Frazier! -- Kasparov

Usurper -- Apparently, it's a tradition for We Got Game to lose to you.  A tradition
that must be broken! -- Ruy Lopez

Freaky Tah -- My philosophy can be summed up, "Hit Last.  I'm thinking if writing a
book...  Do you think it will sell? -- Polgar

Brooke Jones -- Thank you for your kind consideration.  You probably saved me
thousands in therapy. -- Polgar the Once Defeated

Earl -- If you can call me "my dear," I want no part of you! -- Lorens Klu

We salute the participants in the mail-in tourney, with a special wave for Ooo Ooo
Ooo, tourney victor.  But... didn't he just DO that in the summer tourney?  Good
thing he's graduating, he's too dangerous for safety. -- Jorja and the Bluvalley
Warriors

An oh-fer, how uninspiring, especially when we've got a terrible cold going the
rounds here.  Fountains of phlegm. -- Brooke Jones
P.S.  Well mostly they're Jorja's fountains, but you KNOW we're all suffering because
of 'em.

Earl -- You can't call ME "my dear," either, even though I am a dear and a woman.  If
you think me and Lorens are both "my dears," then you're perverse! -- Brooke Jones

Jorja says "It's good to have the Wrathmen back."  We don't agree. -- Lorens Klu and
Billy Joe

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

PRISONER was butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DA24 was viciously butchered by SHEWISH GIANT in a exciting 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
DA33 was murdered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
MMMMBUHHH slimly won victory over CAPABLANCA in a 3 minute master's Challenge brawl.
EARL was subdued by TYNARAE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge competition.
MILDRED LEONA was viciously subdued by LORENS KLU in a 3 minute Challenge fight.
RUY LOPEZ devastated INQUISITOR in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge competition.
POLGAR was easily killed by FREAKY TAH in a 1 minute gruesome uneven Challenge melee.
DEATHSCAR was vanquished by NIMZOVICH in a 1 minute uneven Title fight.
JEROME won victory over PIGPEN in a 1 minute fight.
KASPAROV overpowered VIRGINAL CONCUBINE in a 1 minute uneven match.
UNCLE LEROY overpowered WINEHOUSE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
MATTHEAS demolished BROOKE JONES in a 1 minute bloody mismatched competition.
ROCKSOCK JONES was subdued by FEHEADRAE in a popular 1 minute mismatched match.
HEREFORD JONES handily defeated HEADSMAN in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
SOLAARRIN vanquished BILLY JOE in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
BAERUS vanquished DEW in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
USURPER devastated SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                      12         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   0 -  0     100  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   2 -  0      71  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         LUNGING ATTACK    26 -  22 -  0      54  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW        38 -  34 -  3      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL     11 -  12 -  0      48  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         BASHING ATTACK    11 -  12 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   5 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         STRIKING ATTACK    6 -  12 -  1      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   2 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 698 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     AIMED BLOW         4 -  8         4  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         2  BASHING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     3 -  2     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       NIMZOVICH 3279             15   7  1  104 WE GOT GAME (289)
WALL OF STEEL    CAPABLANCA 3105            17  14  0   86 WE GOT GAME (289)
LUNGING ATTACK   KASPAROV 4450               7   2  0   83 WE GOT GAME (289)
BASHING ATTACK   UNCLE LEROY 4435            6   1  0   73 FANDILS (75)
SLASHING ATTACK  BAERUS 4399                 4   2  1   39 WRATHMEN (387)
STRIKING ATTACK  SOLAARRIN 4402              5   1  1   34 WRATHMEN (387)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DEATHSCAR 3989.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was LORENS KLU 4431.  The ten other most popular fighters were MMMMBUHHH 4292, 
FEHEADRAE 4400, DA24 4469, TYNARAE 4401, NIMZOVICH 3279, SOLAARRIN 4402, CAPABLANCA 
3105, RUY LOPEZ 4461, FREAKY TAH 4440, and JEROME 4418.

The least popular fighter this week was DEW 4216.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BILLY JOE 4439, WINEHOUSE 4433, DEATHSCAR 3989, POLGAR 4463, INQUISITOR 
4422, MILDRED LEONA 4434, PRISONER 4468, USURPER 4447, HEADSMAN 4423, and BROOKE 
JONES 4455.

                            A DM TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS

          12 political points a'pumpin'
          11 TVs a'workin'
          10 free duels of credit
           9 ABs to challenge
           8 criticals a'connectin'
           7 scums a'dyin'
           6 skills a'maxin'
           5 A.D. invites
           4 lucky warriors
           3 size on replacement
           2 proxied TCs
          And a quarterstaff from a pear tree.

                                   May your days be merry,
                                   And your wins be often.

                                             The Consortium