DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/13/2012    Duedate: 01/26/2012

ZENSU ARENA

DM-40    TURN-634

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

LORIS DEANE
BEYOND THE PALE (337)
(40-4367) [20-6-0,154]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

LORIS DEANE                    POSITION IS EMPTY
BEYOND THE PALE (337)          
(40-4367) [20-6-0,154]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

THAT ONE MONKEY                LINAEA DEANE
CAPTAIN PLANET (442)           BEYOND THE PALE (337)
(40-4361) [17-19-0,94]         (40-4347) [12-30-2,77]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

 (79)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BEYOND THE PALE (337)       21
2. CAPTAIN PLANET (442)        19      CAPTAIN PLANET (442)
                                       Unchartered Team

                                       HEROES QUEST (166)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 CAPTAIN PLANET (442)     125  97  3 56.3   1/ 2 BEYOND THE PALE (337)     8  7 0
 2/ 3 BEYOND THE PALE (337)    795 931 29 46.1   2/ 1 CAPTAIN PLANET (442)      8  7 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 688): ROSE ROOSTER of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 688): SPIKE of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 673): BLOODY KINK of THE SAVAGE KINKS (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 675): VINEGAR of WRESTLING (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 672): SHOULDA 8 STEAK of PARKING LOT 3 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 669): BETTEY FOURS of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 670): LOST IN PACE of PACE'S WILD (Pacemaker, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 633): LORIS DEANE of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 630): THE HAND OF DOG of DA DOG POWNDAZ (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 621): MONSIGNOR MARK of FANIDLS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 291): ZOUM LA BOUSE of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 516): MISS PASSIN' of WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 244): DIANGELIQUE of DARQUE FORCES V (Master Darque, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 573): DOMINION of ZOMBIE SQUAD III (Khisanth, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 343): MIDDLE WAY 11 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 688): COLORIFIC (Purple People Eater, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 688): THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 673): SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 675): WRESTLING (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 672): SAY MY NAME (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 669): GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 670): RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 633): CAPTAIN PLANET (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 630): THE STORM FRONT (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 621): FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 291): PYROMANIA (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 516): WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 244): DARQUE FORCES V (Master Darque, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 573): SUPERIOR FORCES et al (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 688): ROSE ROOSTER of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
                   (turn 687): BLACK EYE of COLORIFIC (Purple People Eater, mgr.)
                               CANILIV CAT of FURRY FURY (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 673): STING of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 674): DARRON POOLE of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 670): LOST IN PACE of PACE'S WILD (Pacemaker, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 291): 451 DEGREES of PYROMANIA (Marma Duke, mgr.)
                (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.

     And for the third time, I have defeated Earth, although only "bested" this time.
Perhaps this means that, though I am currently perceived as "ungreen," the ultimate
result will be for the best?  I can hope.

                                    Loris Deane

                                      SPY REPORT

     Ready for some action-packed adventure, some thrills, chills and spills?  Well 
fergit it, cause this is the Spyreport for ZENSU.  MVP award for PLANETEER 42?  
CAPTAIN PLANET's proud of her after beating M. CHARDINEE and getting 20 points.  Talk 
about yer big time losers!  MENDAL KORDIN got smashed by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL, and lost 
6 points!  Don't you think the Duelmaster is being unfair?  I think LORIS DEANE 
should let THAT ONE MONKEY be Duelmaster for a while, without fighting about it.  I 
hear the top team insists all their warriors get nine hours sleep.  They want 
photogenic fighters for PR photos.   
     I gotta admit I haven't been in "deep con caves" with any spies.  Really, I just 
wing this stuff.   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All ZENSU ever talks about is fighting!  Me, 
I'm more laid back.  Fight, fight, fight.  Is that all you guys can do?   
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I know how much you like reading this stuff, but I really 
should stop.  I had a fun time, see you later-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LORIS DEANE 4367             20   6  0   154       BEYOND THE PALE (337)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MARLIN KOLE 4360             19  18  0   120       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
 EARTH 4336                   33  17  0   116       CAPTAIN PLANET (442)
 THAT ONE MONKEY 4361         17  19  0    94       CAPTAIN PLANET (442)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LINAEA DEANE 4347            12  30  2    77       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
 PLANETEER 42 4387             9   5  1    77       CAPTAIN PLANET (442)
 COOLIN DUNN 4369             14   8  0    73       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
 GAIA 4388                     9   5  0    71       CAPTAIN PLANET (442)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HE'S OUR HERO 4390            7   4  0    43       CAPTAIN PLANET (442)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MENDAL KORDIN 4391            4   4  0    27       BEYOND THE PALE (337)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

That One Monkey -- Good.  None of us likes you. -- Marlin Kole

Gaia -- "Vanquished" isn't the half of it!  You SAT on me, and you've got a really
broad... radius. -- Linaea Deane

He's Our Hero -- Maybe, but then again, maybe not, eh? -- Coolin Dunn

Planeteer 42 -- All of you.  A gross mis-match, but the steward didn't see it that
way, so maybe it means I'm better than expected, even though I lost. -- Mendal
Kordin, grasping at straws

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

LORIS DEANE bested THAT ONE MONKEY in a 2 minute gruesome master's Title fight.
EARTH luckily beat LINAEA DEANE in a popular 5 minute gruesome veteran's melee.
MARLIN KOLE devastated GAIA in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
COOLIN DUNN overpowered HE'S OUR HERO in a 1 minute mismatched match.
PLANETEER 42 devastated M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
MENDAL KORDIN was devastated by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute mismatched match.

                                    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         LUNGING ATTACK    10 -   4 -  0      71  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         AIMED BLOW         6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         STRIKING ATTACK   16 -  19 -  1      46  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   5 -  0      44  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  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 634 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     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  2         3  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-STRIKE     LORIS DEANE 4367           20   6  0  154 BEYOND THE PALE (337)
WALL OF STEEL    MARLIN KOLE 4360           19  18  0  120 BEYOND THE PALE (337)
TOTAL PARRY      EARTH 4336                 33  17  0  116 CAPTAIN PLANET (442)
STRIKING ATTACK  PLANETEER 42 4387           9   5  1   77 CAPTAIN PLANET (442)
LUNGING ATTACK   COOLIN DUNN 4369           14   8  0   73 BEYOND THE PALE (337)
AIMED BLOW       HE'S OUR HERO 4390          7   4  0   43 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 LINAEA DEANE 4347.  The ten other most popular fighters were LORIS DEANE 
4367, THAT ONE MONKEY 4361, EARTH 4336, PLANETEER 42 4387, MARLIN KOLE 4360, COOLIN 
DUNN 4369, GAIA 4388, HE'S OUR HERO 4390, MENDAL KORDIN 4391, and  0.

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

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

MARLIN KOLE (40-4360) BEYOND THE PALE (337)
EARTH (40-4336) CAPTAIN PLANET (442)

                              "DARK ARENA" -- The Novel

    For centuries, the Shagornan Elves have been forced to live underground. 
    Human invaders, the Delarquans, burned their forests, sparking a war of elven 
    annihilation. The elders told tales that when the Delarquans marched to war 
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    Now, the Delarquans have disappeared. Some say they departed, others indicate 
    it.s a ruse, but there have been whispered rumors of another greater threat 
    looming in the region. Khyron of the Shagornan Elves has been tasked to 
    determine the cause, realizing that failure is probable and at the end of the 
    road death could be the only reward. 

    Khyron has known only the safety of the caves, but now he must journey to the 
    world above...the World with No Ceiling.

Throughout the years, many fine writers have played Duelmasters/Duel II and have 
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Mark Manley is planning to attend the upcoming Winter Face-to-Face in Tempe, and has 
offered a special prize to the winner of the Rookies and Primus tournaments:  An 
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