DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/29/2014    Duedate: 10/11/2014

ARDIVENT ARENA

DM-46    TURN-693

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DEATHSCAR
BLACK COLOSSUS (359)
(46-3989) [11-2-0,108]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DEATHSCAR                      POSITION IS EMPTY
BLACK COLOSSUS (359)           
(46-3989) [11-2-0,108]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CASPER JOHN                    CASPER JOHN
FANDILS (75)                   FANDILS (75)
(46-4428) [10-3-0,95]          (46-4428) [10-3-0,95]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE 27 CLUB (374)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE 27 CLUB (374)           43
2. BLACK COLOSSUS (359)        13      BLACK COLOSSUS (359)
3. BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)      6      Unchartered Team
4. DUNGEON CELL (388)           0
5. FANDILS (75)                -8SUPERIOR FORCES 14T (315)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 BLACK COLOSSUS (359)      15   2  0 88.2   1/ 3 THE 27 CLUB (374)         8  4 0
 2/ 2 FANDILS (75)             %1334 892 46 59.9   2/ 2 WE GOT GAME (289)         8  6 0
 3/ 3 WE GOT GAME (289)         49  36  3 57.6   3/ 5 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)   5 10 0
 4/ 4 THE 27 CLUB (374)        135 102  3 57.0   4/ 1 FANDILS (75)              4  4 0
 5- 5*DUNGEON CELL (388)         8   9  0 47.1   5/ 6 BLACK COLOSSUS (359)      2  1 0
 6/ 6 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)  797 %1221 28 39.5   6- 4*DUNGEON CELL (388)        2  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

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 379): CYCLOTUBULUS of WEIRD ALCHEMY (La Guillotine, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 759): CHAROLAIS of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 759): JEX of ORDER (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 744): SILVER SEAS of ARE YOU ? (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 745): ILL SUBLIMINAL of TRIBE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 743): WILCE of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 740): SILVER MIKE of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 741): BABA O'RILEY of LYRIC LEGENDS (Vlad, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 704): SOLDIER 1 of MEDAL OF HONOR Z1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 701): LATE AFTERNOON of LAZY SUNDAY (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 692): TAL of WE GOT GAME (Chess Master, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 326): LEIA of DRAGONS GUARD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 586): BATHSHEBA of BAD GIRLS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 280): JOCK-IN-THE-BOX of SCOTCH (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 644): SARINA of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 379): THE CHOSEN (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 759): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 759): WU-TANG FOREVER (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 744): ARE YOU ? (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 746): KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 743): SAY MY NAME (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 740): GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 741): NATURE MADE (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 704): MEDAL OF HONOR Z1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 701): WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 692): FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 326): DRAGONS GUARD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 585): WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 280): BAD COMBINATIONS (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 644): SUPERIOR FATHER (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 379): CYCLOTUBULUS of WEIRD ALCHEMY (La Guillotine, mgr.)
               (turn 378): ZEPHYR of Z GLADIATORZ (The Z Man, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 742): GRAPE APE of PRIMATES-R-US (Crip, mgr.)
                              RAGDOLL of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 739): ORLANDO of HERE TO PHOENIX (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 740): HEATBLAST of OMNITRIX (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 703): SOLDIER 3 of MEDAL OF HONOR Z1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 692): TAL of WE GOT GAME (Chess Master, mgr.)
                 (turn 691): JANIS JOBLIN of THE 27 CLUB (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 326): LEIA of DRAGONS GUARD II (Khisanth, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     A word of advice...  Don't throw away everything DM related and then try to
return 12 years later.  It doesn't work out so well.

     I really was hoping for more than a one turn reign on the throne.  Damn
Political Points!  They cost Ardivent their People's Champion.

     Speaking of Tal, he graduates at 11(+1) - 11 - 9 - 15 - 17 - 5 - 17.  Favors
Longsword, Moderate Offensive Effort (who knew?), High Activity Level, uses the Dodge
tactic well, and learns Decisiveness skills.  He is+2 Riposte, mode otherwise.

     Fare the well, Ardivent!  My last turn I am challenging the Dark Arena.  I'd
have challenged Deathscar, but I didn't want to kill him and then leave.
     Good luck to the winner of the Blind Owl--Deathscar matchup.  My money is on the
midget.

Chess Master

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster, back to give you this week's Spy Report.  Sit 
back in your seats and we'll have more fun than a barrel of Zontanis.  We now have a 
new top team for all of you guys to dogpile on.  THE 27 CLUB now holds the crown and 
they are betting they can keep it.  Hey everybody, watch out for FREAKY TAH, who flew 
up 18 points in the rankings after mashing KASPAROV like a melon.  Keep your eye on 
this guy.  And falling like a basher in the top ten was KASPAROV, who dropped 13 
points after a disappointing (to say the least) bout with FREAKY TAH.  The most 
challenged warrior this week was TAL.  If this keeps up, our Duelmaster's going to 
need more avoids!  Well here's a duelmaster that doesn't sit back and say 'Challenge 
me'!  TAL made a Dark Arena Challenge against MISTRESS FANDETTE this week.  The 
crowds were amazed this turn, as MISTRESS FANDETTE killed the Duelmaster, TAL, 
leaving WE GOT GAME in mourning.  This incredible death has allowed, I might add, 
DEATHSCAR from BLACK COLOSSUS to ascend to the throne of Duelmaster, and I hear DARK 
ARENA is not happy.  Advice to bashers--never force anything, just get a bigger 
halberd!   
     Here is other news that is of note.  And hey, kiddies, those of you who didn't 
avoid THE 27 CLUB, please raise you hand.  Wow.  Does ARDIVENT really have that many 
liars?  For those of you who like math, try this one:  THE 27 CLUB + Weapons That go 
Boom = FANDILS + Avoid City.   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  Remember:  alliances are great, but try and take your ally 
in the arena with you and see what happens.   
     Well, there's the manager of the ARDIVENT giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 
'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some 
tracks.  And remember, you can pick your friends and you can pick your--(loud boos), 
oh, you've heard that one already!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEATHSCAR 3989               11   2  0   108       BLACK COLOSSUS (359)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CASPER JOHN 4428             10   3  0    95       FANDILS (75)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLIND OWL 4381               18  13  2    86       THE 27 CLUB (374)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CAPABLANCA 3105              14  12  0    66       WE GOT GAME (289)
 NIMZOVICH 3279               12   5  1    62       WE GOT GAME (289)
-JEROME 4418                   8   3  1    59       FANDILS (75)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-UNCLE LEROY 4435              4   1  0    52       FANDILS (75)
 HEREFORD JONES 4413           9  16  0    50       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 ROCKSOCK JONES 4412           8  17  1    47       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
-HEADSMAN 4423                 3   1  0    34       DUNGEON CELL (388)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WINEHOUSE 4433                5   4  0    33       THE 27 CLUB (374)
-MILDRED LEONA 4434            4   2  1    26       FANDILS (75)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-INQUISITOR 4422               3   1  0    23       DUNGEON CELL (388)
 LORENS KLU 4431               5   6  0    21       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EARL 4429                     5   5  0    21       FANDILS (75)
 PIGPEN 4432                   2   4  0    19       THE 27 CLUB (374)
 FREAKY TAH 4440               1   0  0    18       THE 27 CLUB (374)
 BROOKE JONES 4455             2   1  0    17       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
-USURPER 4447                  2   0  0    12       DUNGEON CELL (388)
 KASPAROV 4450                 2   2  0     8       WE GOT GAME (289)
 BILLY JOE 4439                1   5  0     8       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
FINGERS BROOKE 4345    17 37 2 BLUVALLEY WARRIOR 74 BLIND OWL 4381        690   
TAL 3106               16 10 2 WE GOT GAME 289      MISTRESS FANDETT      693  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Tal -- We salute a fine Ardivent Duelmaster who has game. -- Fandil The Wise

Hereford -- You milked me, you dirty, rotten, bull! -- Mildred Leona (feeling really,
really sad)

Rocksock Jones -- Not only did I do the sockin',but I also did the rockin'. -- Jerome
(a Hegedorn more affiliated to the Smiths than the Joneses)

Winehouse -- Looks like you get to do the singing, but I'll do the fighting. -- Earl

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

Wise Old Fandil -- *Bows* Thank you, sir. -- Chessmaster

Blind Owl -- You get the rating, but I get the invite?  That's hardly a fair
exchange.  Care to trade places?  No?  Oh well...  See you at the Isle of the Eye. --
Tal

Deathscar -- Not sure how you got that scar (or why you wear armor).  I can't hit
you. -- Capablanca

Brooke -- Nice riposte!  Very impressive. -- Kasparov

Earl -- Thanks.  You can give me more of the same any time. -- Lorens Klu

Capablanca -- I think I have to be smarter to teach better? -- Hereford Jones

Kasparov -- Wow, I'm glad, too! -- Billy Joe, wincing

One-four.  Bah. -- Hereford Jones

Our congratulations to Tal. -- Jorja and the Bluvalley Warriors

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

TAL was butchered by MISTRESS FANDETTE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DEATHSCAR savagely defeated CASPER JOHN in a exciting 4 minute gory Title melee.
BLIND OWL won victory over CAPABLANCA in a 1 minute master's brawl.
NIMZOVICH defeated HEREFORD JONES in a exciting 1 minute bloody fight.
ROCKSOCK JONES devastated EARL in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
LORENS KLU was devastated by WINEHOUSE in a 1 minute mismatched match.
PIGPEN overcame BILLY JOE in a 1 minute fight.
KASPAROV was overcome by FREAKY TAH in a action packed 1 minute beginner's melee.
BROOKE JONES vanquished FRIENDLY CONSTABLE in a 1 minute uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       6         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   2 -  1      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         WALL OF STEEL     15 -  12 -  0      56  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK    6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         AIMED BLOW        24 -  21 -  1      53  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK    11 -  13 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         LUNGING ATTACK    17 -  25 -  0      40  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   2 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 693 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:

BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  4         3  AIMED BLOW     
AIMED BLOW         5 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       DEATHSCAR 3989             11   2  0  108 BLACK COLOSSUS (359)
STRIKING ATTACK  CASPER JOHN 4428           10   3  0   95 FANDILS (75)
WALL OF STEEL    CAPABLANCA 3105            14  12  0   66 WE GOT GAME (289)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CASPER JOHN 4428.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was CASPER JOHN 4428.  The ten other most popular fighters were DEATHSCAR 3989, 
NIMZOVICH 3279, BLIND OWL 4381, PIGPEN 4432, FREAKY TAH 4440, ROCKSOCK JONES 4412, 
WINEHOUSE 4433, EARL 4429, KASPAROV 4450, and BROOKE JONES 4455.

The least popular fighter this week was BILLY JOE 4439.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were LORENS KLU 4431, HEREFORD JONES 4413, CAPABLANCA 3105, BROOKE JONES 
4455, KASPAROV 4450, EARL 4429, WINEHOUSE 4433, ROCKSOCK JONES 4412, FREAKY TAH 4440, 
and PIGPEN 4432.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

TAL (46-3106) WE GOT GAME (289)

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

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

                           STINGER (30-4098) RANDOM  (391) 
                    BUCK ROGERS (82-53730) LUROCIANS T108  (9073) 
                      FRIED DUCKPINS (82-52331) 120507F  (8812) 
                      JESSICA (82-53734) LUROCIANS T108  (9073) 
                   7TH SAMURAI (82-54800) SUPE FORCES 1801  (9246) 
                     STEAMING EARL (82-24992) SAUNA TIME  (3991) 
                    ARNOLD LAYNE (82-52842) ROOKIE PINK 1  (8905) 
                       HORMONE HOAGIE (82-55291) 01808X  (9340) 
               MINGE THE MARVELOUS (82-44835) HOLE IN THE WALL  (7539) 
                   CHILI CHEESE (82-19622) NOTHING BUT DIP  (3042) 
                 POST OFFICE BUILDING (84-4780) S. FORCES 7804  (916) 
                   HANNIBAL LECTER (84-8637) STATE OF MIND  (1582) 
                        BUTT GOBLIN (84-14415) 060310M  (2531) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes