DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/10/2009    Duedate: 06/23/2009

SOLVEN ARENA

DM-22    TURN-609

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

HOT EIGHTEEN
KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
(22-6715) [16-1-0,141]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HOT EIGHTEEN                   ANOTHER DEATH
KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)          OF WOLF AND MAN 4 (753)
(22-6715) [16-1-0,141]         (22-6724) [0-4-0,14]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HOTL MUSCHEL                   SEREPHIM
MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)            KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
(22-6707) [17-13-0,92]         (22-6713) [15-0-1,137]

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)       42
2. DROP THE LEASH (701)        33      KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
3. MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)          2      Unchartered Team
4. OF WOLF AND MAN 4 (753)      0
                                       OF WOLF AND MAN 4 (753)

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)    527 244 18 68.4   1/ 1 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)    14  1 0
 2/ 2 MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)      169 204  4 45.3   2/ 2 MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)       5 10 0
 3/ 3 DROP THE LEASH (701)      26  38  3 40.6   3/ 3 DROP THE LEASH (701)      2  2 0
 4/ 4*OF WOLF AND MAN 4 (753)    0   4  0  0.0   4/ 4*OF WOLF AND MAN 4 (753)   0  3 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 309): CONCUSSION of CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 621): LILAC LIZARD of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 620): MR FANG of THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 608): HOT EIGHTEEN of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 610): PAUL WEIDORFER of MEDAL OF HONOR J4 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 607): GRIFLET IRVEL of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 606): AMARANTH of MENAGERIE (Ichabod Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 602): BAINES of GAMEHENDGE (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 572): THE FOOL of AQUARIAN TAROT (?, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 563): CHARLES DEGLOPPER of MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (The Anarchist)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 554): ANNA BEATRICE of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 257): BRAIN TUMOR of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 453): BILLY JOHNSON of 1949 YANKEES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 211): ALBUQUERQUE of WESTERN FRONTIERS (?, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 506): VAJRA VALMEJAR of SCARLET KNIGHTS (Armalias, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 309): CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 621): ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 620): ALL THE MUN'S MEN (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 608): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 610): MEDAL OF HONOOR J4 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 607): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 606): MENAGERIE (Ichabod Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 602): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 572): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 563): MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 554): DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 257): FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 453): WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 211): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 506): SUPERIOR FATHER et al (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 309): CONCUSSION of CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 621): LILAC LIZARD of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
                               MOCHA MONKEY of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 620): MR FANG of THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
              (turn 619): DALMORE of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 606): SUZETTE CREPPAY of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
               (turn 605): KNEE BREAKER of ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr.)
                           FLESH FLAYER of ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 601): LITTLE ROCKY of RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 571): DAY TURNER of MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 563): ROBERT DUNLAP of MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
                 (turn 562): TERRINDAR of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 553): BUM of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 210): TRYPTOPHAN of SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (Manager, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of SOLVEN!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  CULLIGAN caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE and was awarded 20 
points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, SO HAPPY put down 
ELDON KREE, causing him to lose 3 points of recognition in the process.  Although 
ELLIRN KOUL made a valiant effort, it did not suffice to topple the reign of 
victorious HOT EIGHTEEN.  Would you believe that over half of the old women in SOLVEN 
seem to feel that they could fight better than you gladiators?   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  SEREPHIM must really be harboring 
a grudge against the MIDDLE WAY 15 guild!  Merciless, 39 challenged down JILIAN 
NORMAN points this week to duel with she.  All the city knows the duel went in favor 
of SEREPHIM.  I shall not fail to spread the word in other cities of this "mighty" 
victory.   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers 
the miserable with fortune but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of a far off 
city calling to me.  I must away!  Till next we meet remember:  a fool flies into a 
rage quickly and often.  The wise are angered by the same thing only once.  Zontani 
Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOT EIGHTEEN 6715            16   1  0   141       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SEREPHIM 6713                15   0  1   137       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
 ULTRA FAITH 6360             11   5  3   105       DROP THE LEASH (701)
 HOTL MUSCHEL 6707            17  13  0    92       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ELLIRN KOUL 6716             12   8  0    88       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
 JILIAN NORMAN 6711           13  11  1    85       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
 CHAWLIE ISTTA 6688           16  24  1    73       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HATE MY LIFE 6748             6   1  0    60       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SO HAPPY 6744                 7   2  0    38       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LITTLE SMIRK 6745             6   1  0    29       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
 ELDON KREE 6746               2   9  0    28       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CULLIGAN 6706                 1   0  0    20       DROP THE LEASH (701)
 ANOTHER DEATH 6724            0   4  0    14       OF WOLF AND MAN 4 (753)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
AVERAGE 6762            0  1 0 DROP THE LEASH 701   BLACK ORC             609  NONE
PUNCH 6761              0  1 0 DROP THE LEASH 701   DARK CHAMPION         609  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Serephim -- I expected you to be "sere" and, you know, withered.  No such luck.  I
wish I could've been the one to give you a loss, you need one to have a proper
record, but again, no such luck.  This just isn't my day. -- Jilian Norman

Little Smirk -- If I weren't a couth fellow, I'd smirk back at you in my smug and
superior pleasure at that win.  And, after all, maybe this means my luck is turning,
eh?  It would be about time for that. -- Eldon Kree

Hot Eighteen -- You!  Hmm.  You know, I can already see the lines forming, the slight
sags under the eyes and jaw, the signs that "you aren't eighteen any more, babe!"
This is the kind of thing that happens to all of us, of course, but it happens sooner
to those who live too hard too young. -- Hotl Muschel
P.S.  I waited till I was out of my teens before starting on the "hot and hard" bit.

What did I ever do that the Khalhums Dwarf, okay, Szrikt Stonefist, the Non-Khalhums
Dwarf, should have it in for me?  I like dwarves!  They make such warm and furry
footstools.... -- Chawlie Istta

The Virginal Concubine didn't have a single interesting thing to teach me.  Maybe if
she went out and got some real experience, she'd be more interesting. -- Ellirn Koul

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

AVERAGE was butchered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
PUNCH was butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
SEREPHIM handily defeated JILIAN NORMAN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
SO HAPPY bested ELDON KREE in a popular 1 minute Challenge contest.
HOT EIGHTEEN overpowered ELLIRN KOUL in a 1 minute mismatched Title match.
ULTRA FAITH devastated CHAWLIE ISTTA in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
HOTL MUSCHEL devastated VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute mismatched match.
HATE MY LIFE handily defeated HAPPY PEASANT in a action packed 1 minute uneven fight.
ANOTHER DEATH was vanquished by LITTLE SMIRK in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
CULLIGAN vanquished TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         STRIKING ATTACK   22 -   5 -  0      81  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK     9 -   5 -  1      64  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         WALL OF STEEL      8 -   8 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW         6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK     7 -   7 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -  13 -  0      46  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 609 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  HOT EIGHTEEN 6715          16   1  0  141 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
SLASHING ATTACK  ULTRA FAITH 6360           11   5  3  105 DROP THE LEASH (701)
LUNGING ATTACK   HOTL MUSCHEL 6707          17  13  0   92 MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
WALL OF STEEL    JILIAN NORMAN 6711         13  11  1   85 MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
AIMED BLOW       SO HAPPY 6744               7   2  0   38 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
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 SEREPHIM 6713.  The ten other most popular fighters were SO HAPPY 6744, HOT 
EIGHTEEN 6715, HOTL MUSCHEL 6707, HATE MY LIFE 6748, LITTLE SMIRK 6745, ULTRA FAITH 
6360, ELDON KREE 6746, ANOTHER DEATH 6724, CULLIGAN 6706, and AVERAGE 6762.

The least popular fighter this week was CHAWLIE ISTTA 6688.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were ELLIRN KOUL 6716, JILIAN NORMAN 6711, PUNCH 6761, AVERAGE 6762, 
CULLIGAN 6706, ANOTHER DEATH 6724, ELDON KREE 6746, ULTRA FAITH 6360, LITTLE SMIRK 
6745, and HATE MY LIFE 6748.

                          SUMMER FACE-TO-FACE IN CLEVELAND!

Our summer FTF will be an eastern one this time, located in Cleveland, Ohio  on July 
17-19, 2009.  It will be held at the Holiday Inn in Strongsville, OH, at 15471 
Royalton Rd (440-238-8800).  Rooms are only $95.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy.  

There is a free shuttle from the airport, free parking, and free high-speed wireless 
internet in all guestrooms ($3/day in public space).  The hotel has an indoor pool, 
pool table, and hockey, and a fitness center.   The hotel is located 1/2 mile from the 
largest mall in Northeast Ohio, with indoor minigolf and pottery painting, and right 
next door to Iceland Arena, which offers open skate and skate rental.  They also have 
four bikes on property available for checkout, as the Metro parks are next door as 
well.  The rooms are blocked--ask for the "Reality Simulations" room block.  There are 
many restaurants and nightspots nearby and at the Mall, as well as a cafe in the 
hotel.  

The tournament information sheet will be out imminently.  We hope you're all looking 
forward to the tournament and that we will see you there!

                                  Daydream Believer

You once thought of me,
As a white knight on a steed.
Now you know how happy I can be...

It's true.  I'm gone.  I've punched my ticket to Immortality and I'm off to the Isle.
I know a lot of you are wondering what it is about me that has made me so successful.
I wish I knew for sure.  I think it has more to do with intangibles (knack) than it
does with design, bonuses and favorites.  I'll let you decide.

Daydream Believer (PR) 17-14-4-17-7-8-17  Poor Endurance--Good Damage
I -- 8 (+1)  R -- 13  A -- 14 (+4)  P -- 14 (+4)  Df - 8  Dc - 6 (+3)

I know what you're thinking, "WTF, that guy looks like a 98 lb weakling!"  Sigh...I
prefer to think my physical characteristics are ideally suited for a finesse style.
As for my bases, I know they aren't much to look at.  After all, I am a PR.  I'm
fortunate to be blessed where I need it the most--attack and parry.

Okay, so I've got nice bases with bonuses in the right spots.  What about favorites?
Did I know them in advance or did I change them?  The answer is no, I had no idea
what they were for sure until I recieved my graduation announcement.  I would be
happy to tell you what my favorites are but I don't think my clone, Jumpinjack Flash,
would be very happy with me if I did.  Let's just say that from the moment I stepped
on the sands as a Rookie I used the same strategy in EVERY fight.  The only thing I
ever changed was armor (early on vs. TP's) and attack/defend locations.  That should
give those of you who have faced me more than once something to think about.

You may be interested to know that I am all natural.  I haven't had a prize of any
type used on me.  I'm a freak of nature.  It just goes to show you never know when a
guy like me will walk into your guildhouse looking for work as a gladiator.  It's up
to you to spot the potential and nuture it along.

I'm going to list my tourney results and records versus each style.  It isn't meant
to be a brag--I just thought you might find it interesting and a lot easier than
looking it up yourself.  Enjoy!
     Tourneys:  Rookies: 15-1-3 TC.  Initiates: 15-3-3 TV.  Adepts: 16-2 TC.
Champs: 13-1-1 TC.  Rookies--Champs record: 59-7-7 (.894)  Challengers: 9-3 TV.
Challengers: 15-1-1 TC.
 
Challengers: 13-3 TV -- Runner-up (Marv-AB)  Challengers: 13-3 TV -- Runner-up
(Teevella-LU)  Challengers: 7-3  Challengers: 11-3-2 TV  Challengers: 11-3-1 TV
 Challengers: 13-3 TV -- Runner-up (Marv-AB)

Challengers: 12-3 TV.  Challengers record: 104-25-4 (.806).  Career Tourney record:
163-32-11 (.836)  TC's: 4  TVs: 8 (3 Runner-ups)  Arena record: 5-0-1  Grudge
matches: 3-0

Total record: 171-32-12 (.842)  Tourney record vs all styles:  AB: 7-11  BA: 6-0-1
LU: 46-9-4  PL: 5-1-1  PR: 2-0  PS: ---  SL: 9-2  ST: 51-5-2  TP: 35-4-3  WS: 2-0

As you can see, the only style I had trouble with is the ABs.  I think that has more
to do with which ABs I fought rather than the style as a whole.  I was 3-1 vs ABs
early on (Rookies-Champs) and 4-10 in Challengers.  I was 1-5 vs Marv, 0-1 vs Marv Jr
and 0-3 vs Soulsnare.  I am going to make an educated guess and assume they all had
skills or prizes added to them to make them competetive at the Challenger level where
so few ABs are.  I could be wrong, though I doubt it.

See you on the Isle,
    Daydream Believer