DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/30/2011    Duedate: 01/12/2012

ZENSU ARENA

DM-40    TURN-633

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

LORIS DEANE
BEYOND THE PALE (337)
(40-4367) [19-6-0,150]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

LORIS DEANE                    POSITION IS EMPTY
BEYOND THE PALE (337)          
(40-4367) [19-6-0,150]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

THAT ONE MONKEY                LORIS DEANE
CAPTAIN PLANET (442)           BEYOND THE PALE (337)
(40-4361) [17-18-0,92]         (40-4367) [19-6-0,150]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CAPTAIN PLANET (442)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BEYOND THE PALE (337)       41
2. LETHAL LEGION (429)          0      CAPTAIN PLANET (442)
3. CAPTAIN PLANET (442)        -2      Unchartered Team

                                        (79)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 LETHAL LEGION (429)       76  49  2 60.8   1/ 1 CAPTAIN PLANET (442)      9  6 0
 2/ 2 CAPTAIN PLANET (442)     123  94  3 56.7   2/ 2 BEYOND THE PALE (337)     7  8 0
 3/ 3 BEYOND THE PALE (337)    792 929 29 46.0   3- 3 LETHAL LEGION (429)       3  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 343): NORM QUESHA of MIDDLE WAY 11 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 687): BLACK EYE of COLORIFIC (Purple People Eater, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 287): FANTASSIN of F WORDS (Centauri, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 672): BLOODY KINK of THE SAVAGE KINKS (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 674): DARRON POOLE of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 671): CONSERVATORY of GOTTA GET A CLUE (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 668): BETTY FOURS of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 669): LOST IN PACE of PACE'S WILD (Pacemaker, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 632): LORIS DEANE of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 629): THE HAND OF DOG of DA DOG POWNDAZ (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 620): MONSIGNOR MARK of FANIDLS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 290): ZOUM LA BOUSE of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 515): MISS PASSIN' of WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 244): DIANGELIQUE of DARQUE FORCES V (Master Darque, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 572): DOMINION of ZOMBIE SQUAD III (Khisanth, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 343): MIDDLE WAY 11 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 687): BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 687): THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 672): SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 674): WRESTLING (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 671): GOTTA GET A CLUE (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 668): GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 669): ALL JACKED UP (Pat Sajak, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 632): CAPTAIN PLANET (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 629): DA DOG POWNDAZ (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 620): FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 290): WAH CHING (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 515): WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 244): DARQUE FORCES V (Master Darque, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 572): SUPERIOR FORCES et al (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 687): BLACK EYE of COLORIFIC (Purple People Eater, mgr.)
                               CANILIV CAT of FURRY FURY (Grimm, mgr.)
                   (turn 686): MARVIN of THE HITCHHIKERS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 674): DARRON POOLE of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 667): JELLIA BOONE of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 290): HOT STUFF of PYROMANIA (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 514): SLITHER of SERPENTS HOLD 113 (Khisanth, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     It's true what they say:  that you can get used to anything.  I have "viciously
subdued" Earth again.  It still feels horribly un-green, but... not as badly as last
time.  What am I coming to?  I can't LOSE, after all.

                                    Loris Deane

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, Warriors of ZENSU.  Allow this humble servant Novgorodny Vir to give 
you a respite from the fights in the form of this Spyreport.  BEYOND THE PALE had 
cause to celebrate, after COOLIN DUNN got 21 points by beating HE'S OUR HERO.  HE'S 
OUR HERO certainly had a baffled expression on his face, after losing to COOLIN DUNN 
and losing 19 points in the process!  LORIS DEANE successfully staved off a grab for 
the roses by EARTH of CAPTAIN PLANET.  Does ZENSU have no one talented enough to 
dethrone her?  Word has it one team in ZENSU is taking speech lessons to try to bore 
their opponent to death.  I'll bet it works.   
     So much to report, so little time!   
     The moving sword slashes, and having slashed, moves on...  Ask not for whom the 
sword slashes; it slashes for thee.   
     All good things must come to an end.  Keep those sands bloody and the buzzards 
fat!  ZENSU, I leave you now.  The Duelmaster has agreed to foot my bill at The 
Victory Tavern.  'Til next time-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LORIS DEANE 4367             19   6  0   150       BEYOND THE PALE (337)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MARLIN KOLE 4360             18  18  0   114       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
 EARTH 4336                   32  17  0   113       CAPTAIN PLANET (442)
 THAT ONE MONKEY 4361         17  18  0    92       CAPTAIN PLANET (442)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-EBOLA 4225                   13   3  0    82       LETHAL LEGION (429)
-FEAR 4259                     9   0  0    81       LETHAL LEGION (429)
 GAIA 4388                     9   4  0    74       CAPTAIN PLANET (442)
 LINAEA DEANE 4347            12  29  2    67       BEYOND THE PALE (337)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COOLIN DUNN 4369             13   8  0    66       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
-REAPER 4255                   7   5  1    58       LETHAL LEGION (429)
 PLANETEER 42 4387             8   5  1    57       CAPTAIN PLANET (442)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HE'S OUR HERO 4390            7   3  0    46       CAPTAIN PLANET (442)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MENDAL KORDIN 4391            4   3  0    33       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
-TOXIN 4266                    3   1  0    24       LETHAL LEGION (429)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Sinjanos Thropian, the Veteran Mercenary walked out clanking with all his gear, and I
creamed him.  With a little pepper, too. -- Marlin Kole

That One Monkey!  Gods, I'd like to un-green HIM.  What a disgusting creature. --
Linaea Deane
P.S.  And then he took five skills and three ratings off me!  Talk about adding
insult to injury.

Gaia -- So big and round... I didn't even know where to BEGIN trying to grapple with
you. -- Coolin Dunn

Planeteer 42 -- With a name like that, you should be a golem. -- Mendal Kordin

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

LORIS DEANE bested EARTH in a action packed 4 minute brutal master's Title fight.
THAT ONE MONKEY was overcome by MARLIN KOLE in a 2 minute veteran's match.
LINAEA DEANE was vanquished by GAIA in a popular 1 minute mismatched brawl.
HE'S OUR HERO was overpowered by COOLIN DUNN in a 1 minute mismatched match.
PLANETEER 42 bested MENDAL KORDIN in a 1 minute duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-STRIKE       9 -   1 -  0      90  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         TOTAL PARRY       10 -   4 -  0      71  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         AIMED BLOW         7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         LUNGING ATTACK     9 -   5 -  0      64  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK   18 -  17 -  1      51  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         BASHING ATTACK     0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 633 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-STRIKE       1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         4  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-STRIKE     LORIS DEANE 4367           19   6  0  150 BEYOND THE PALE (337)
TOTAL PARRY      EARTH 4336                 32  17  0  113 CAPTAIN PLANET (442)
STRIKING ATTACK  GAIA 4388                   9   4  0   74 CAPTAIN PLANET (442)
LUNGING ATTACK   COOLIN DUNN 4369           13   8  0   66 BEYOND THE PALE (337)
AIMED BLOW       HE'S OUR HERO 4390          7   3  0   46 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 LORIS DEANE 4367.  The ten other most popular fighters were MARLIN KOLE 
4360, THAT ONE MONKEY 4361, GAIA 4388, COOLIN DUNN 4369, PLANETEER 42 4387, LINAEA 
DEANE 4347, MENDAL KORDIN 4391, EARTH 4336, HE'S OUR HERO 4390, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was HE'S OUR HERO 4390.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were EARTH 4336, MENDAL KORDIN 4391, LINAEA DEANE 4347, PLANETEER 42 
4387, COOLIN DUNN 4369, GAIA 4388, THAT ONE MONKEY 4361, MARLIN KOLE 4360, LORIS 
DEANE 4367, and  0.

                                NAME CHANGE-O-RAMA

     The crowd was surprisingly orderly, but it was still a crowd, and the Commission 
clerk, Algernon, looked at it uneasily.  Whenever this many people came together to 
petition for something, it meant trouble.  For him, anyway.  Records to be altered.  
Altering records was Bad.  It made Extra Work.
     His assistant clerk leaned close and whispered, "If it weren't for gladiators, we 
wouldn't have jobs.  Smile at them and ask what they want."
     Algernon closed his eyes briefly.  Looking at this crowd made him dizzy.  They 
were all wearing black and white stripes.  Like a herd of zebras, except that zebras 
didn't carry swords.  Then he took a deep breath and managed a smile.  "What... ah, 
what can I do for you?"
     "We want new names," the first gladiator said.  There was a number on the front 
of his shirt:  0381.  He thumped the number with his thumb.  "This here isn't a 
name--"
     "We want REAL names!"  That voice came from farther back in the crowd.
     "Yeah!  We've paid our dues," another shouted, "and we've EARNED real names!"
     One from the very back yelled, "I want to be called Tom."
     All the others turned to look at him.
     Algernon couldn't see him, but apparently those looks were accusing.  Well, he 
could understand that, "Tom" was such a... common name.
     "My mom called me Tom," the voice in the back protested.  "It's a good name."
     "It isn't the name you put on the petition," 0381 said.  "We talked about this.  
We got our manager's agreement.  You get the name on the petition."
     "But--!"
     Algernon didn't really want to keep staring at all these stripes while they 
argued.  He picked up the petition.  "These names are the ones you want?"
     0381 turned back.  "Yes."
     "It's a lot of trouble, and when other people see that YOU are getting name 
changes, THEY are going to want them--"  Seeing the gladiators beginning to frown... 
and finger their weapons, he went on quickly, "So I figure we might as well make it a 
complete deal.  A Name-Change-O-Rama.  Everyone who wants a name change can petition 
for it.  Get it all over with at once."  He glanced at the petition, shuddered 
slightly, and passed it to his clerk.  "We'll announce it, proclaim it, even, and you 
will get the names on this petition.  And others will get the names THEY think they 
should have had, too."  He paused.  "And I think I'll get a new name, I'm tired of 
being an Algernon...."

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     Warrior and team name changes will be accepted during the month of February.  If 
you have names you want to change, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI