DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/03/2010    Duedate: 02/16/2010

SOLVEN ARENA

DM-22    TURN-623

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

HATE MY LIFE
KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
(22-6748) [15-1-0,144]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HATE MY LIFE                   SWEETNESS
KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)          SERPENTS HOLD (758)
(22-6748) [15-1-0,144]         (22-6795) [4-0-0,19]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HOTL MUSCHEL                   CHAWLIE ISTTA
MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)            MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
(22-6707) [22-22-0,88]         (22-6688) [18-36-1,91]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)       32
2. SERPENTS HOLD (758)         10      KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
3. MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)         -3      Unchartered Team

                                       SERPENTS HOLD (758)

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)    561 252 21 69.0   1/ 2 MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)       7  8 0
 2/ 2*SERPENTS HOLD (758)       15   9  3 62.5   2/ 1*SERPENTS HOLD (758)       6  3 0
 3/ 3 MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)      195 248  4 44.0   3/ 3 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)     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

       + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Report from the Tourney #2 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     Larkin here once again, with more interviews from the tourney.  This time I'm
talking to a new manager, so new he doesn't even have a manager name.  "Sir... what
would you like me to call you, by the way?"
     "Why do you have to call me anything?  I don't understand why you want to
interview me.  There are lots of great managers here who could probably tell you
stuff--"
     "I'm looking for a new perspective, the point of view of someone who is just
starting out with the gladiatorial games."
     "Oh.  Well, I guess that would be me."
     "Absolutely right!  Tell me, what do you think of the tourney?  This is your
first, right?"
     "Right, my first," the young man agreed.  "And it's GREAT!  Everyone is just
great here!  I mean, most of these managers, they're, like, legends, you know?
Everybody's heard of them, and they have stables of HUNDREDS of gladiators, and
they've been polishing their tricks for YEARS, and I didn't figure I had much of a
chance, you know?"
     "The popular view is that no matter how much you know, the arena can always
throw a surprise at you--"
     "Yeah, yeah, I've heard that.  I don't know if I believe it, but I've heard it.
But that isn't the best thing about this tourney.  The best thing is that everyone
here has been GREAT.  Or else I didn't meet them--the ones that might not have been.
But I think I met just about everyone, and--"
     "And they were great.  I'm glad.  But perhaps you could tell our readers a
little more, maybe tell them how these experienced managers were great to you?"
     "Well, yeah, okay.  It's that everyone was so friendly and helpful, see?  The
ENTIRE Consortium talked to me about warrior design, for instance.  I learned a lot
there.  And, well, there was Mannequin, and The Greek Guy, and I actually met
Manager, too!  And they were all really helpful.  Advice, you know, and charts, and
all that stuff that was so confusing.  It was just the best experience!  I'm going to
do it again, for sure!"

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 318): WAR BOND of SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 638): SHY MEERCAT of FURRY FURY (Grimm?, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 637): PITCH of THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 622): JILIAN NORMAN of MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 627): WILD FIRE of DISASTER (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 622): AIKIDO of DARK FORCES (The Walkin' Dude, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 621): DEATH RATTLE of ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 619): MAJOR MARTIN of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 584): CORBIE LEK of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 580): HELL HOUND of DA DOG POWNDAZ (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 571): SHADOW BLADE of SERPENT'S HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 266): NOT SO HOT of PYROMANIA (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 470): VALNAKORINE of WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 219): WITCH of DOGS OF WAR (Omega, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 523): VISION of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 318): Z GLADIATORS (Z Man, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 638): BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 637): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 622): SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 627): MEDAL OF HONOR Z3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 622): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 621): GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 619): RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 584): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 580): THE STORM FRONT (The Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 571): FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 266): BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 470): WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 219): INSECTOSOIDS (The Storm Lord, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 522): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 637): PITCH of THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
              (turn 636): HELENA of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 579): COUNTRY RHODES of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 571): SIS of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 219): WITCH of DOGS OF WAR (Omega, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Ah, this time, AGAIN, the Virginal Concubine.  I laughed--even the arena steward
noticed it--because she is SOOO not-virginal, she really is a joke.

                                   Jilian Norman

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, warriors of SOLVEN!  Once again I've been called out of retirement 
for my abilities and insights into Spyreporting.  Woof!  SERPENTS HOLD were a bunch 
of dogs after MIDDLE WAY 15 got through with 'em!  2nd ain't so sweet as 1st!  What's 
with DOLLYROT?  She actually beat MIDDLE WAY 15's HOTL MUSCHEL, and walked away with 
20 more points from the fight.  Major screwup at MIDDLE WAY 15.  HOTL MUSCHEL lost 3 
points to DOLLYROT.  Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe HOTL MUSCHEL will provide 
more easy wins...  I can barely restrain my enthusiam for KELLUMBO'S KIDS' 
outstanding member, Duelmaster HATE MY LIFE.  I suppose you want to hear some rumors 
and dirty gossip about your fellow fighters?  Tough!   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...  How well I know the 
feeling of being in the most avoided team!  Don't fall out of practive, KELLUMBO'S 
KIDS!  The bums at SERPENTS HOLD couldn't face the challenges from KELLUMBO'S KIDS!  
No excuse for that!   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  Is it my imagination, or are fighters getting 
younger every day?  To die so young, so gloriously!   
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  The end 
of another Spyreport!  That's cause for celebration in my book!  Time for my 
medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HATE MY LIFE 6748            15   1  0   144       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DOLLYROT 6780                 7   1  0    94       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
 JILIAN NORMAN 6711           19  19  1    93       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
 CHAWLIE ISTTA 6688           18  36  1    91       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOTL MUSCHEL 6707            22  22  0    88       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
 ELDON KREE 6746               9  16  0    70       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KOBAYASHI 6792                3   1  0    44       SERPENTS HOLD (758)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LUGER 6790                    4   0  2    33       SERPENTS HOLD (758)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-QUEEN SANDY 6784              2   1  0    28       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SWEETNESS 6795                4   0  0    19       SERPENTS HOLD (758)
-HETFIELD 6791                 2   2  0    18       SERPENTS HOLD (758)
 GORLON INTHUR 6794            2   3  0    10       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
 J-WOWW 6808                   0   1  0     1       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
WORST RU EVA 6809       0  1 0 SERPENTS HOLD 758    SPYMASTER             623  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Veteran Mercenary.  Pardon me while I yawn. -- Hotl Muschel

And the Not-From-Khalhums Dwarf, throwing his weight around.  You wouldn't think a
little guy would have so much weight, but damned if he doesn't. -- Chawlie Istta

Civilized Criminal, what a joke.  If he can't do it on paper, he doesn't have a clue.
-- Eldon Kree

Sweetness -- I was thinking it might be good to have the only managed opponent, until
I realized I had the only loss.  Too extreme, even for a cute little pussycat like
you. -- Gorlon Inthur

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

WORST RU EVA was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DOLLYROT devastated HOTL MUSCHEL in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
JILIAN NORMAN was handily defeated by HATE MY LIFE in a 1 minute Title match.
CHAWLIE ISTTA was bested by KHALHUMS DWARF in a exciting 2 minute veteran's fight.
ELDON KREE was bested by KHALHUMS DWARF in a 2 minute expert's brawl.
GORLON INTHUR defeated J-WOWW in a crowd pleasing 1 minute novice's struggle.
SWEETNESS overcame FRIENDLY CONSTABLE in a dull 5 minute beginner's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY        4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   16 -   8 -  1      67  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    13 -   7 -  2      65  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   2 -  1      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -   8 -  0      56  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         AIMED BLOW         2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     5 -  12 -  0      29  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 623 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    2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  HATE MY LIFE 6748          15   1  0  144 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
LUNGING ATTACK   DOLLYROT 6780               7   1  0   94 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 CHAWLIE ISTTA 6688.  The ten other most popular fighters were HATE MY LIFE 
6748, ELDON KREE 6746, GORLON INTHUR 6794, DOLLYROT 6780, J-WOWW 6808, WORST RU EVA 
6809, HOTL MUSCHEL 6707, JILIAN NORMAN 6711, SWEETNESS 6795, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was SWEETNESS 6795.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were JILIAN NORMAN 6711, HOTL MUSCHEL 6707, WORST RU EVA 6809, J-WOWW 6808, 
DOLLYROT 6780, GORLON INTHUR 6794, ELDON KREE 6746, HATE MY LIFE 6748, CHAWLIE ISTTA 
6688, and  0.