DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/24/2008    Duedate: 01/06/2009

SOLVEN ARENA

DM-22    TURN-602

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

HOT EIGHTEEN
KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
(22-6715) [11-1-0,103]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HOT EIGHTEEN                   MAULCONTENT
KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)          MAULS LOCAL 457 (754)
(22-6715) [11-1-0,103]         (22-6727) [2-0-1,31]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HOTL MUSCHEL                   HOTL MUSCHEL
MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)            MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
(22-6707) [13-10-0,50]         (22-6707) [13-10-0,50]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)       25
2. MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)         19      KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
3. MAULS LOCAL 457 (754)       12      Unchartered Team
4. OF WOLF AND MAN 4 (753)      0
                                       MAULS LOCAL 457 (754)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)    508 242 18 67.7   1/ 1 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)     9  3 0
 2/ 2*MAULS LOCAL 457 (754)      4   2  1 66.7   2/ 2 MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)       5 10 0
 3/ 3 MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)      152 186  4 45.0   3/ 3*MAULS LOCAL 457 (754)     4  2 1
 4- 4*OF WOLF AND MAN 4 (753)    0   1  0  0.0   4- 4*OF WOLF AND MAN 4 (753)   0  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

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 303): GOLDENEYE of BONDAGE (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 609): THUNK of TECNHO 8 (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 608): RAIN MUN of ALL THE MUN'S MEN (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 601): HOT EIGHTEEN of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 598): TCHENI LOY of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 597): TRELLIN XISS of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 594): HEART BREAKER of ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 590): BROTHER J.J. of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 560): GRUNT 3 of MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 551): GHETTO DEFENDANT of RADIO CLASH (Rude Buddha, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 542): BLUE KNIGHT of THE TASKMASTERS (Blueface, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 251): SIZZLING SUNFLOWER of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 441): CRUZIA GARDETT of WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 205): TRYPTOPHAN of SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (Manager, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 464): SNAKE CHARMER of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 303): GENERALS (?, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 609): TECHNO 8 (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 608): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 601): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 598): KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 597): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 594): ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 590): RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 560): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 551): MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 542): FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 251): ZERO (Ice Man, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 441): 1949 YANKEES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 205): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 493): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 303): ROCK GLAS HUT FUN of ORCISH IDIOMS (Slugbait, mgr.)
               (turn 302): IMBER LACK of MIDDLE WAY 11 (Jorja, mgr.)
                           CRIMSON MIST of BLOOD RITES (Wretch, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 609): SILVER SNAIL of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
                               ERITHE ENDIREDRE of PATRONAS VERITAS (Ichabod
                               Frothingslosh, mgr.)
                   (turn 608): HORSELFY of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 590): BROTHER J.J. of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 560): NORM THE GNOME of GUARDIANS II (Twig, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 541): SHELLEY of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 441): CRUZIA GARDETT of WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, in SOLVEN a quiet thief gets rich, but a quiet spymaster gets poor.  
So bring me ale and harken to my tidbits of news.  And let's see, HATE MY LIFE fought 
MAULT LIQUOR and gained 15 points and contributed to KELLUMBO'S KIDS' 3-1-0.  MAULT 
LIQUOR has lost to HATE MY LIFE, falling 8 points, while helping make MAULS LOCAL 457 
a 2-1-1 turn.  The attempts to dethrone the Duelmaster have failed, and HOT EIGHTEEN 
remains SOLVEN's top warrior for another turn.  By the way, was that our Duelmaster 
that I saw last night, cramped under the table at The Victory Tavern?   
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.  MAULS LOCAL 457 has cause to stand 
tall, as they were SOLVEN's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team 
to beat.  And avoiding MAULS LOCAL 457 more than any other team we find KELLUMBO'S 
KIDS.  SOLVEN, are we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  Well, sports 
fans, take notice that MAULTESE FALCON from MAULS LOCAL 457 was SOLVEN's most 
challenged warrior this turn.  Well now, what do you expect when someone like LITTLE 
SMIRK from KELLUMBO'S KIDS challenges down 18 points to fight ELDON KREE of MIDDLE 
WAY 15?  We're not surprised to hear that LITTLE SMIRK subdued ELDON KREE, but I bet 
it would be interesting to hear why KELLUMBO'S KIDS made such a challenge.   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  Is it really true that SOLVEN has more dishwashers per capita that 
fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  Always good to rest in SOLVEN, but never good to wear out my welcome.  
Look for me in future turns.  Until you see my quill in SOLVEN again, farewell-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOT EIGHTEEN 6715            11   1  0   103       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SEREPHIM 6713                12   0  1   114       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JILIAN NORMAN 6711            9   8  1    69       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHAWLIE ISTTA 6688           14  19  1    65       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
 ELLIRN KOUL 6716              7   6  0    58       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOTL MUSCHEL 6707            13  10  0    50       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAULCONTENT 6727              2   0  1    31       MAULS LOCAL 457 (754)
 LITTLE SMIRK 6745             4   0  0    26       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HATE MY LIFE 6748             2   0  0    23       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
 MAULTESE FALCON 6729          1   1  0    10       MAULS LOCAL 457 (754)
 SO HAPPY 6744                 2   2  0     8       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
 MAULT LIQUOR 6728             1   1  0     8       MAULS LOCAL 457 (754)
-ANOTHER DEATH 6724            0   1  0     7       OF WOLF AND MAN 4 (753)
 ELDON KREE 6746               0   4  0     4       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
TRUSTWORTHY SCRI        0  0 0                      MAULCONTENT 6727      602  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Little Smirk -- Gods, you're insufferable.  How do you--  No, I suppose it's a gift
and you don't KNOW how you get that way.  But just consider, this is a gift horse you
probably SHOULD look in the mouth, because it will do horrible things to your social
life down the road.  And do NOT tell me you "don't want/need a social life."  Easy to
say now, harder in a few years.  A social life--a pleasing one, anyway, with friends,
fun, all the good stuff--can make up for a lot. -- Eldon Kree, thinking he should
maybe put a little more effort into his own social life this week, because they need
constant maintenance, you know

How the HECK did the Khalhums Dwarf win that one?  I had him desperate in the first
minute, and he dropped his morningstar!  I had him desperate in the SECOND minute,
and all he could was parry ineffectively.  I struck him a tremendous blow, even!  Of
course, then I got kinda tired, and he went after me with his fists....  Why didn't

Arenamaster Kayr stop the fight after the first minute, anyway?  By the gods, Ellirn
may be RIGHT about people being PAID OFF to let the fights go certain ways. --
Chawlie Istta

The Visiting Orc must've blown his budget and not been able to pay off anyone who
could help him out.  Heck, he couldn't even get anyone to help him kill the
houseplants, and that's usually a popular job. -- Jilian Norman

If the Civilized Criminal thinks he can get AWAY with that stuff, he can think again.
I demand a recount, and with my own bean counters, too!  He one-shotted me and I
nearly died!  I know for sure that there was something underhanded about that. --
Hotl Muschel

Though I seldom agree with Hotl, I think in this case he is correct.  The Civilized
Criminal is obviously using some kind of secret weapon, perhaps some insidious drug
on his quarterstaff. -- Ellirn Koul
P.S.  And he is, of course, a werecat, and we know what THAT means.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

LITTLE SMIRK devastated ELDON KREE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
SO HAPPY lost to MAULTESE FALCON in a 1 minute brutal beginner's Challenge battle.
HOT EIGHTEEN overpowered JILIAN NORMAN in a 1 minute mismatched Title duel.
CHAWLIE ISTTA devastated HAPPY PEASANT in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
ELLIRN KOUL demolished VISITING ORC in a 1 minute gruesome mismatched competition.
HOTL MUSCHEL savagely defeated VISITING ORC in a 1 minute struggle.
MAULCONTENT easily killed TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 1 minute uneven melee.
MAULT LIQUOR was vanquished by HATE MY LIFE 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|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK   21 -   3 -  0      88  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    10 -   7 -  0      59  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   5 -  0      58  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW         2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -  15 -  0      38  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         TOTAL PARRY        4 -   8 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     4 -  11 -  1      27  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 602 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  HOT EIGHTEEN 6715          11   1  0  103 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
WALL OF STEEL    JILIAN NORMAN 6711          9   8  1   69 MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
SLASHING ATTACK  ELLIRN KOUL 6716            7   6  0   58 MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
LUNGING ATTACK   HOTL MUSCHEL 6707          13  10  0   50 MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is HOTL MUSCHEL 6707.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was HOTL MUSCHEL 6707.  The ten other most popular fighters were HOT EIGHTEEN 
6715, ELLIRN KOUL 6716, LITTLE SMIRK 6745, MAULCONTENT 6727, HATE MY LIFE 6748, SO 
HAPPY 6744, MAULTESE FALCON 6729, CHAWLIE ISTTA 6688, ELDON KREE 6746, and JILIAN 
NORMAN 6711.

The least popular fighter this week was MAULT LIQUOR 6728.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were JILIAN NORMAN 6711, ELDON KREE 6746, CHAWLIE ISTTA 6688, 
MAULTESE FALCON 6729, SO HAPPY 6744, HATE MY LIFE 6748, MAULCONTENT 6727, LITTLE 
SMIRK 6745, ELLIRN KOUL 6716, and HOT EIGHTEEN 6715.