DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/31/2010    Duedate: 01/13/2011

ZENSU ARENA

DM-40    TURN-607

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

RHOMBA
SERPENTS HOLD (443)
(40-4343) [12-1-1,138]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

RHOMBA                         POSITION IS EMPTY
SERPENTS HOLD (443)            
(40-4343) [12-1-1,138]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

THAT ONE MONKEY                RHOMBA
CAPTAIN PLANET (442)           SERPENTS HOLD (443)
(40-4361) [3-6-0,32]           (40-4343) [12-1-1,138]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

OLDER BY FAR (444)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BEYOND THE PALE (337)       33
2. OLDER BY FAR (444)          29      OLDER BY FAR (444)
3. SERPENTS HOLD (443)          8      Unchartered Team
4. CAPTAIN PLANET (442)       -21
                                       SATURATION BLACK (210)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 OLDER BY FAR (444)        31   5  1 86.1   1/ 1 OLDER BY FAR (444)       10  1 0
 2/ 2 SERPENTS HOLD (443)       18   7  1 72.0   2/ 2 CAPTAIN PLANET (442)      7  8 0
 3/ 3 CAPTAIN PLANET (442)      61  49  2 55.5   3/ 3 BEYOND THE PALE (337)     6  8 0
 4/ 4 BEYOND THE PALE (337)    725 868 27 45.5   4/ 4 SERPENTS HOLD (443)       3  0 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 330): ZITHER of Z GLADIATORS (Z-Man, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 661): PURPLE PIG of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 661): FRISKY of F WORDS (Centauri, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 646): THOME of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 648): PLATE SHIFT of DIASTER (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 645): SUE CHURZ of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 645): PASCELLA of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 643): STEALTH of STEEL BLADES (Madwand, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 606): HEART of CAPTAIN PLANET (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 603): THE WAIT of THE PLAGUE (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 594): OLIVER of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 277): TORTURING TULIP of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 489): MALUCHAI of WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (Vhagar, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 231): DANNY HEATLEY of OTTAWA SENATORS (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 546): TALISMAN SHIELDGUARD of SCARLET KNIGHTS
                                        (Armalias Skyhawk, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 330): SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 661): COLORIFIC (Purple People Eater, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 661): F WORDS (Centauri, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 646): SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 648): WRESTLING (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 645): FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 645): GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 643): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 606): OLDER BY FAR (Methusaleh, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 603): DA DOG POWNDAZ (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 594): DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 277): BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 489): TOO OLD (?, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 231): NEW YORK (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 546): SUPERIOR FORCES et al (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 643): STEALTH of STEEL BLADES (Madwand, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 594): OLIVER of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 277): TORTURING TULIP of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 489): MALUCHAI of WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (Vhagar, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Well, I'm back as your Duelmaster again.  Looks like Rhomba got matched against
Earth again so I can just sit back and enjoy the chair.  At this rate I'll be older
by far before I get knocked out of this chair.  Another few turns and I think I'll
just get politicalled out to ADM.  I already don't think I should be in the chair...
The fight I'm watching for is Rhomba vs. Hearing Aid for  the title in 2-3 turns.
I'll start taking bets now.

-- Heart

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly ZENSU games.  HEARING AID caught the eye of many in 
the gladiatorial commission as it skillfully bested EARTH and was awarded 21 points 
in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, HEARING AID put down EARTH, 
causing him to lose 12 points of recognition in the process.  The city has turned out 
in honor of RHOMBA, for with hers arena victory she may now lay claim to the highest 
position in the city!  No confirmation, but my sources claim that the top team has 
gained their position using magical aids.  Charmed weapons perhaps?   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In ZENSU "art" is a word that has long 
since passed from the language!  I saw one fighter that warriors avoided when this 
week's challenge seeking began.  BEYOND THE PALE is feared.  This much I can say.  
Methinks more than a few here could name the guild it was that spent the better part 
of last week avoiding BEYOND THE PALE.  Indeed it was OLDER BY FAR.  Loose talk at 
the arena has reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters 
are after EARTH.  Watch your back!   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  Some say a warrior is judged by the way he bears arms.  One thing 
is sure, better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in ZENSU.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  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                  
 RHOMBA 4343                  12   1  1   138       SERPENTS HOLD (443)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HEARING AID 4353              7   0  0   101       OLDER BY FAR (444)
 HEART 4333                   13  10  1    98       CAPTAIN PLANET (442)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CORMEK DEANE 4331            14  10  1    81       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
 EARTH 4336                   18   5  0    76       CAPTAIN PLANET (442)
 DIRTY COAL 4364               6   2  0    70       CAPTAIN PLANET (442)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WHEEL CHAIR 4350              5   0  0    56       OLDER BY FAR (444)
 CORBETT JOSYE 4329           14  12  1    55       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
 MARLIN KOLE 4360              5   5  0    44       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
-NAMAQUA 4341                  6   3  0    43       SERPENTS HOLD (443)
-I SAY NO 4351                 4   1  0    42       OLDER BY FAR (444)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THAT ONE MONKEY 4361          3   6  0    32       CAPTAIN PLANET (442)
 GOT THE RUNS 4352             8   3  1    31       OLDER BY FAR (444)
 ROCKING CHAIR 4366            3   0  0    28       OLDER BY FAR (444)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LINAEA DEANE 4347             3  12  0    21       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
 EVIL TRASH 4362               3   6  0    15       CAPTAIN PLANET (442)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Dirty Coal -- Your note to Hearing Aid last round was quite funny.  It is hard to
humor an old man some times. -- Methuselah

Cormek Deane -- I fight better because I cannot hear those weapons whistling through
the air at me.  Makes me stand tall, you know? -- Hearing Aid

That One Monkey -- After messing around with you that long, I probably gave you my
flu.  Hah! -- Got The Runs

Linea Deane -- Well, now, I took you for quite a ride, wouldn't you say? -- Wheel
Chair

Fratsfa Slave and Convicted Thief -- Thanks for standing in and letting us whack away
on you.  It felt so goooooood! -- I Say No and Rocking Chair

What am I doing all the way up here in the Champions?  It is dangerous up here.  Can
anybody hear me?  I'm getting scared! -- Hearing Aid

Heart -- Had to chuckle at your column.  Having given me that pleasure, I am pleased
to see you as Duelmaster again.  Kudos! -- Methuselah (clearly a Heart fan)

Got the runs -- Not a bad up challenge, guess I need a better upper level weapon for
next time. -- That one monkey

Corbie Lek -- The Epee Bandit strikes again! -- Heart

Rhomba -- You seem to be catching up... oh well. -- Earth

Corbett Josye -- We really need to work on giving the crowd a better show.  Maybe if
we propped you up on something and have someone kneel behind you and swing your arms?
-- Dirty Coal

Marlin Kole -- No fair, you counter striked my parry! -- Evil Trash

Hearing Aid -- What?  I didn't get that. -- Cormek Deane

Heart -- It's hard to stay angry with you.  You're such a delicate little thing, and
quite beautiful in your way.  Perhaps I should take you to dinner.... -- Corbie Lek

Dirty Coal -- I didn't want to stand to close to you.  You're so dirty! -- Corbett
Josye

Wheel Chair -- The armor on that chair is probably unfair. -- Linaea Deane

Evil Trash -- Can't have any of THAT around here! -- Marlin Kole

Heart -- Re the snake joke:  (snicker) -- Jorja

Heart -- You've heard of people wearing the heart on their sleeve?  I had mine in my
hand. -- Corbie Lek

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

HEARING AID devastated EARTH in a 1 minute gruesome mismatched Challenge fight.
HEART was subdued by RHOMBA in a exciting 1 minute Title melee.
DIRTY COAL overpowered CORBETT JOSYE in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
CORMEK DEANE devastated VETERAN MERCENARY in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.
MARLIN KOLE devastated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
THAT ONE MONKEY bested LINAEA DEANE in a 2 minute match.
GOT THE RUNS unbelievably bested EVIL TRASH in a 9 minute gory competition.
ROCKING CHAIR handily defeated CONVICTED THIEF in a 2 minute uneven melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   0 -  0     100  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         TOTAL PARRY       13 -   8 -  1      62  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         WALL OF STEEL      8 -   5 -  0      62  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         AIMED BLOW         6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK   29 -  21 -  1      58  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   6 -  0      54  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   6 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         LUNGING ATTACK     3 -   7 -  0      30  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   9 -  0      25  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 607 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  RHOMBA 4343                12   1  1  138 SERPENTS HOLD (443)
BASHING ATTACK   HEARING AID 4353            7   0  0  101 OLDER BY FAR (444)
AIMED BLOW       HEART 4333                 13  10  1   98 CAPTAIN PLANET (442)
SLASHING ATTACK  CORMEK DEANE 4331          14  10  1   81 BEYOND THE PALE (337)
TOTAL PARRY      EARTH 4336                 18   5  0   76 CAPTAIN PLANET (442)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is THAT ONE MONKEY 4361.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was RHOMBA 4343.  The ten other most popular fighters were EVIL TRASH 4362, 
CORMEK DEANE 4331, THAT ONE MONKEY 4361, HEARING AID 4353, DIRTY COAL 4364, MARLIN 
KOLE 4360, EARTH 4336, HEART 4333, LINAEA DEANE 4347, and ROCKING CHAIR 4366.

The least popular fighter this week was GOT THE RUNS 4352.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were CORBETT JOSYE 4329, ROCKING CHAIR 4366, LINAEA DEANE 4347, 
HEART 4333, EARTH 4336, MARLIN KOLE 4360, DIRTY COAL 4364, HEARING AID 4353, THAT ONE 
MONKEY 4361, and CORMEK DEANE 4331.