DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/18/2010    Duedate: 04/14/2010

ARKERS ARENA

DM-8    TURN-320

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ZILCH
Z GLADIATORZ (519)
(8-5081) [13-8-0,92]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ZILCH                          SOUL CATCHER
Z GLADIATORZ (519)             DREAD EMPIRE (597)
(8-5081) [13-8-0,92]           (8-5174) [2-0-0,23]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

KERBIN NOTTS                   IMERTA LOEL
MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)            MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
(8-5040) [15-29-0,74]          (8-5225) [0-1-0,1]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

Z GLADIATORZ (519)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. Z GLADIATORZ (519)          55
2. YOU PAY I SLAY (373)        31      Z GLADIATORZ (519)
3. DREAD EMPIRE (597)           4      Unchartered Team
4. DOGPOUND (477)               0
5. GENERALS (590)               0      DREAD EMPIRE (597)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*DREAD EMPIRE (597)         2   0  0  100   1/ 1 Z GLADIATORZ (519)        9  4 2
 2- 2 CONSANGUINEOUS (567)      77  23  2 77.0   2/ 2 MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)       7  6 0
 3/ 3 Z GLADIATORZ (519)       173  82  3 67.8   3/ 3 SMITHSONIAN (245)         5  4 0
 4/ 4 SMITHSONIAN (245)        620 402 13 60.7   4- 5*HEAD BANGERS (595)        3  7 0
 5- 6 DOGPOUND (477)            58  50  3 53.7   5/ 9*DREAD EMPIRE (597)        2  0 0
 6/ 5 YOU PAY I SLAY (373)      37  32  2 53.6   6- 8 DOGPOUND (477)            2  0 0
 7- 7 GENERALS (590)            28  34  5 45.2   7- 4 GENERALS (590)            2  8 1
 8/ 8 MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)      148 215  3 40.8   8/ 7 YOU PAY I SLAY (373)      2  9 0
 9- 9*HEAD BANGERS (595)        17  27  1 38.6   9- 6 CONSANGUINEOUS (567)      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 #45 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

In the mountains west of Fratsfa:

     Lightning came down in a river of golden fire, hot and clean, and violet light
of the Folstrom's Chaos Gate turned black under the onslaught.  But it didn't
shatter.  Well, Fandil had hoped for the Gate to be destroyed, seared shut, but he
hadn't truly expected it to be so easy.  Necessary, beyond necessary--the Folstrom
could not be allowed to return, but not easy.  He squinted at the pillar of darkness
and contemplated his next move.  To wait for the enemy to move and then counter, or
to attack?  If it was just this one magician, he would wait, defend, allow his
opponent to tire... but if the Folstrom were involved, no, *because* the Folstrom
were involved, one look at that Chaos Gate was proof, he was not sure he dared play a
waiting game.  On the other side of that Gate could be reinforcements beyond
counting, and he had only young Elosjon, competent but green still.
      "Our strength is as the strength of ten, because our hearts are pure," he
muttered, but he was not convinced.  Still, he would do what he could, and it would
be enough because it must.  He tested his anchorage in the bedrock of the mountain;
it was secure.  Indeed, he had a momentary image of the mountain as an old woman,
strong, resolute, standing beside him as an ally with spear and shield.  Perhaps a
fancy, but an encouraging one.
     He spared a glance for the storm that raged above the peak, not raining yet but
building an arsenal of lightning such as Fandil had never seen.  The storm was still
his, or on his side, as the mountain was.  With such allies, and Elosjon's young
courage was not negligible, he could--
     Lightning descended again, and the spirit of the mountain rose to meet it, and
 from that startling union there burst forth a dragon such as Fandil had never seen
before.  Black as the stone, golden as the sky-fire, beautiful, powerful, and deadly.
     And the hatred of dragons for the Folstrom was legendary.

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

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 319): WAR BOND of SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 641): YELLOW FEVER of COLORIFIC (Purple People Eater, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 640): TIPPI TURTLE of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 625): HATE MY LIFE of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 630): THCACK LOY of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 624): ANEURISM of DARK FORCES (The Walkin' Dude, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 624): SPITZIN of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 622): SENATOR WILEY of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 586): JOFRE MAINZ of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 583): FOUR PAWZ of DA DOG POWNDAZ (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 574): RATLER of SERPENT'S HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 267): NOT SO HOT of PYROMANIA (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 470): VALNAKORINE of WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 221): FAIZUN GOTE of THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 526): VISION of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 319): Z GLADIATORS (Z Man, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 641): COLORIFIC (Purple People Eater, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 640): DRAGONS GUARD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 625): HENPCS (?, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 630): KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 624): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 624): GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 622): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 586): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 583): DA DOG POWNDAZ (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 574): FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 267): DRAGONS GUARD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 470): WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 221): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 525): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 319): WAR BOND of SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 641): YELLOW FEVER of COLORIFIC (Purple People Eater, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 625): HATE MY LIFE of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
               (turn 624): HOTL MUSCHEL of MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 623): AIKIDO of DARK FORCES (The Walkin' Dude, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 624): SPITZIN of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 582): RED DAWG of DA DOG POWNDAZ (Marma Duke, mgr.)
                             HELL HOUND of DA DOG POWNDAZ (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 574): LILY CATHERINE of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 267): NOT SO HOT of PYROMANIA (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 221): FAIZUN GOTE of THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Hubba, hubba!  I'm back!  It is always such a pleasure to beat one of those
little Consanguineous godlings, especially on their own challenge.  It is!  I wonder
if that was the best direction and strategy Consang's Manager had to offer?  I feel
sorry for Confidence, who is clearly a better warrior than me.  Hmmmmm.  I'm glad I
am a Smithsonian!
     Today, I write my second and final Duelmaster Column.  I have been selected as a
Lord Protector and will move on to The Isle.  I shall then retire, as my days of
being a contributing warrior are done.  I am looking forward to the peace.
     Before I go, let me give you a capsule of my gladiating career:
Hired as a 11-14-10-15-15-8-11 mode Waste
Weight-room trained to 12-15-10-16-16-8-11
Good damage, good endurance
18-14-0 in the arena; no tournaments
Thinking my fave weapon is QS at 20/140/7
with all others at 2/46/2
Skill learn rate 2.07
Master attack; adex Init; expert Parry (pre Confidence fight)
     Good luck to all.  May the best gladiator win the crown and be the next
Duelmaster of Arkers.
                           War Bond, DMII

                                      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.  Coming up with 
a solid 1-0-0 outing, DREAD EMPIRE has advanced 4 places in the rankings.  Hey 
everybody, watch out for ZEST, who flew up 14 points in the rankings after mashing 
POLITE BEGGAR like a melon.  Keep your eye on this gal.  Ya know, some days it 
doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  ALAMO was subdued by DEAD LEE and drops 7 
points.  Try as hard as the SMITHSONIAN stable might, they were unable to find their 
warrior (and ex-Duelmaster) WAR BOND before this week's fights.  In front of all the 
crowds, ZILCH took the Duelmaster's crown for hers own.  I give the bum two weeks.  
Advice to bashers--never force anything, just get a bigger halberd!   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!  
Here's a song for you:  Who's afraid of the big, bad  CONSANGUINEOUS?  Big bad 
CONSANGUINEOUS.  Big bad CONSANGUINEOUS.  ARKERS' afraid of the big bad 
CONSANGUINEOUS.  Tra la la la la!  For those of you who like math, try this one:  
CONSANGUINEOUS + Weapons That go Boom = SMITHSONIAN + Avoid City.  And who is this 
DEAD LEE you ask, with 79 points and a 3-2-0 record.  Ooh, the tales I could tell!  
In a mismatch, our friend ZILCH of Z GLADIATORZ got heroic notions and challenged 
INDIOR LANDIS.  What did it get her?  A 13-8-0 record, that's what.  To the crowd's 
chants of 'Bo-zo bo-zo bo-zo', INDIOR LANDIS was taken out by the lower-ranked ZILCH. 
(Maybe it's time to think Dark Arena?).   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  Remember:  alliances are great, 
but try and take your ally in the arena with you and see what happens.   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  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                  
 ZILCH 5081                   13   8  0    92       Z GLADIATORZ (519)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CONFIDENCE 4894              17   6  0    97       CONSANGUINEOUS (567)
-BLACK LAB 4265               10   4  0    97       DOGPOUND (477)
-BORZOI 3983                  13   7  0    96       DOGPOUND (477)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 INDIOR LANDIS 5058           19  23  0    82       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
-WOLFHOUND 4158               13   6  0    82       DOGPOUND (477)
 DEAD LEE 3142                 3   2  0    79       YOU PAY I SLAY (373)
 ZITHER 5153                  14   1  0    77       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
 GERONIMO 5125                 6   5  0    76       SMITHSONIAN (245)
 KERBIN NOTTS 5040            15  29  0    74       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CONFESSION 4895              13   7  0    65       CONSANGUINEOUS (567)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JACKSON 5127                  6   3  2    56       GENERALS (590)
 ALAMO 5151                    8   4  0    51       SMITHSONIAN (245)
 NORM QUESHA 5171             10   6  0    47       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
-SALIVA 5163                   4   5  0    41       HEAD BANGERS (595)
-KUBLA KHAN 5126               6   3  0    38       GENERALS (590)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MOTOR HEAD 5205               4   2  0    28       HEAD BANGERS (595)
 ZEPHYR 5204                   5   1  1    27       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
 ZORK 5195                     4   0  1    26       Z GLADIATORZ (519)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KORN 5160                     3   6  0    23       HEAD BANGERS (595)
 SOUL CATCHER 5174             2   0  0    23       DREAD EMPIRE (597)
-CHOW 4552                     1   4  1    19       DOGPOUND (477)
-SLIP KNOT 5162                3   6  0    15       HEAD BANGERS (595)
 ZEST 5224                     1   0  0    14       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
 KOTTER NAHL 5197              2   7  0    13       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
 PLYMOUTH ROCK 5218            2   0  0     9       SMITHSONIAN (245)
-JACK RUSSELL 4877             1   0  0     9       DOGPOUND (477)
-TZU 5210                      1   2  0     7       GENERALS (590)
-BAT OF LASHES 5207            1   3  0     6       HEAD BANGERS (595)
 IMERTA LOEL 5225              0   1  0     1       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
-PATTON 5219                   0   1  0     1       GENERALS (590)
-ROMMEL 5220                   0   1  0     1       GENERALS (590)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
SHIFTYEYED VOLUN        0  0 0                      ZORK 5195             320  NONE
VIRTUOUS SCRIBE         0  0 0                      ZEPHYR 5204           320  NONE
HANNA KEENE 5187        2  6 1 MIDDLE WAY 11 546    ZIGGY 5194            317  NONE
D.D. EISENHOWER 5196    3  2 0 SMITHSONIAN 245      JACKSON 5127          318   
BUB BYE 5226            0  1 0 YOU PAY I SLAY 373   ARENAMASTER SHER      320  NONE
SEE YA 5227             0  1 0 YOU PAY I SLAY 373   BANDIT PRINCE         320  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

War Bond -- Well done!  Way to hold on against that confident Confidence's challenge.
I wonder how the Consag manager feels now?  Wait until he sees your physicals, War
Bond.  Just wait!  A salute to you. -- Curator, Smithsonians

Slink It was butchered by Spymaster?  Some how or another (The confusion and willy-
nillyness of The Tempe Face, I guess.) I acquired or hired a 15-5-12-6-20-21-5 AB
recruit.  Really?  I do not do this often at all, but the DA was the right place for
him. -- Curator

Korn -- Thanks for the challenge.  When you are the last-legs Alamo, you take wins
any way you can get them! -- Alamo

Patton -- Thank goodness you weren't the greeting Indians.  I can handle generals,
but local hostiles are not such fun.  Good luck in your career. -- Plymouth Rock

Health.  Humility.  Honor.  Arkers awaits! -- Curator and The Smithsonians

Indior Landis -- If I cannot defeat you on MY challenge, then I definitely deserve
... Zilch

Kotter Nahl -- I didn't know I could fight that well.  Congrats to us both for
putting on a good show. -- Zephyr

Jackson -- How about that lovely music?! -- Zither

Kudos to Duelmaster War Bond. -- The Z Man and all Z Gladiatorz

Ambitious Guard -- Did you have to get so aggressive?  Was the killing of poor Ziggy
necessary?  She was a 11-10-12-14-9-14-14 mode striker.  May she fight well in That
Great Arena In The Sky. -- Curator, Smithsonians
P.S.  Surely the new recruit will be more optimal?  (Praying heavily to the RUGS ...)

Zilch -- No skills for me, anyway, but I got the win. -- Indior Landis

Bat of Lashes -- Ah, the Hairy Eyeball.  It doesn't work if you're wearing goggles.
-- Norm Quesha

The power of unbelief is amazing!  I do NOT believe in the Noble Assassin, and he
went away. -- Kerbin Notts

Zephyr -- My, aren't you the cutest little thing! -- Kotter Nahl
P.S.  But not gentle.

Our congratulations to War Bond. -- Jorja and the Middle Way

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SEE YA was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
BUB BYE was slaughtered by ARENAMASTER SHEROVAN in a 2 minute Dark Arena battle.
ZILCH defeated INDIOR LANDIS in a 1 minute master's Challenge Title duel.
ALAMO was overpowered by DEAD LEE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
KERBIN NOTTS was outwaited by ZITHER in a 9 minute bloody one-sided duel.
GERONIMO was beaten by KHALHUMS DWARF in a 2 minute brawl.
NORM QUESHA handily defeated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute uneven fight.
KOTTER NAHL lost to SOUL CATCHER in a 1 minute duel.
ZEPHYR dispatched VIRTUOUS SCRIBE in a 1 minute duel.
PLYMOUTH ROCK defeated IMERTA LOEL in a popular 3 minute beginner's duel.
ZORK assassinated SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 1 minute uneven match.
ZEST overpowered POLITE BEGGAR in a tiresome 4 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   2 -  0      75  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -   6 -  2      65  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY       19 -  13 -  0      59  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -   6 -  0      57  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         AIMED BLOW         5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         LUNGING ATTACK    12 -  11 -  1      52  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   1 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -  12 -  1      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         STRIKING ATTACK   18 -  24 -  2      43  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         BASHING ATTACK    26 -  35 -  1      43  |

Turn 320 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     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  3         3  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  2     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  ZILCH 5081                 13   8  0   92 Z GLADIATORZ (519)
PARRY-LUNGE      DEAD LEE 3142               3   2  0   79 YOU PAY I SLAY (373)
TOTAL PARRY      ZITHER 5153                14   1  0   77 Z GLADIATORZ (519)
STRIKING ATTACK  GERONIMO 5125               6   5  0   76 SMITHSONIAN (245)
BASHING ATTACK   ALAMO 5151                  8   4  0   51 SMITHSONIAN (245)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is KERBIN NOTTS 5040.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was IMERTA LOEL 5225.  The ten other most popular fighters were KERBIN NOTTS 
5040, GERONIMO 5125, ZILCH 5081, DEAD LEE 3142, SOUL CATCHER 5174, SEE YA 5227, NORM 
QUESHA 5171, BUB BYE 5226, INDIOR LANDIS 5058, and ZEPHYR 5204.

The least popular fighter this week was ZITHER 5153.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ZEST 5224, KOTTER NAHL 5197, ALAMO 5151, ZORK 5195, PLYMOUTH ROCK 5218, 
ZEPHYR 5204, INDIOR LANDIS 5058, BUB BYE 5226, NORM QUESHA 5171, and SEE YA 5227.

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

WAR BOND (8-5066) SMITHSONIAN (245)