DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/09/2009    Duedate: 03/21/2009

ARDIVENT ARENA

DM-46    TURN-548

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

IZZCO
INFERNAL LORDS (8)
(46-4087) [20-3-0,124]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

IZZCO                          POSITION IS EMPTY
INFERNAL LORDS (8)             
(46-4087) [20-3-0,124]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

JACINTHE                       SHANAMANDA
BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)        FANDILS (75)
(46-3892) [13-70-0,109]        (46-4123) [8-5-0,43]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DEATHTONGUE (89)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)     49
2. INFERNAL LORDS (8)          16      DEATHTONGUE (89)
3. DEATHTONGUE (89)            -3      Unchartered Team
4. FANDILS (75)                -6
                                       CAMERAS:ACTION! (187)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 DEATHTONGUE (89)         %1174 854 57 57.9   1/ 2 DEATHTONGUE (89)          9  6 0
 2/ 2 FANDILS (75)             963 701 34 57.9   2/ 1 FANDILS (75)              7  6 0
 3/ 3 INFERNAL LORDS (8)       280 225 15 55.4   3/ 0 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)   6  9 0
 4/ 0 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)  502 799 14 38.6   4/ 5 INFERNAL LORDS (8)        5  4 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[ The Andorian Succession #24 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Fratsfa:

     The slum they were in decayed into a worse slum, and that faded into an area
that was half ruins and half buildings that just managed to stay upright.  There were
people in the ramshackle structures even so.  Sizzling Sunflower saw one woman
dressed in rags--literally in rags, and it was impossible to guess her age--staring
at them as though they were the most alien and fantastic beings imaginable.  Perhaps
they were, here.
     Lenpro touched her arm.  "Don't stare at them," he said quietly.
     "How can they live like this?" Sunflower demanded.
     "A wise man once said to me that if you don't know where people are coming from
and where they're going, you can't judge the route they've chosen."
     "That sounds, I don't know, profound or something, but what does it mean?"
     "It means you should let be, until someone actually asks for help, or at least
until you know more."  They turned a corner--there were no long straight avenues
here--and approached the crumbling wall that enclosed the Old Ruins.
     Lenpro frowned.  The wall was shimmering, faintly but unmistakably.  Or maybe it
weren't, maybe it was just heat waves or sun reflecting off snow.  Both at once?  It
was an odd thing, anyway, and probably magical, and as such it should be approached
with caution.  And preferably with a mage in hand, but Fandil wasn't here.  Lenpro
didn't think they had time to waste going back to get him.  He glanced at Sizzling
Sunflower.
     She was staring at the wall, wide-eyed.  "Weird!" she said, and smiled.  "This
should be something new, let's try it!"
     Lenpro shook his head.  It was a long time since he'd been that young.  But
maybe hers was the right attitude anyway.  "Yes, let's."  He stepped up to the
gateway.
     The sensation was a familiar one: they had stepped through some kind of
dimensional gateway.  And if he'd had any question about that, what he saw beyond it
would have made all certain.  They were not on Ghea any more.
     The buildings were as ruined as he had expected in this oldest part of Fratsfa,
if it still was based on that city.  But heaps of rubble reared into narrow mounds of
unnatural height, and broken walls loomed and tottered, seeming to hang in mid-air
when they should be collapsing.  The flagstoned streets lay at unexpected angles, and
sometimes there was nothing at all between the stones.  They say people, more than
Lenpro had expected, but not one who appeared normal.  He began to wonder how he
appeared to them and glanced over at Sizzling Sunflower.
     She looked half plant, or maybe like a sunflower that was half human.  She
touched his arm with one leafy green hand.  "This is so neat!  It's a whole other
world here!"  When she smiled, her teeth were striped like sunflower seeds.
     "It is that," Lenpro agreed.  He glanced back to check on their line of retreat.
They didn't have a line of retreat, there was no sign of the gateway through which
they'd come.

       * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ *

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 306): CONCUSSION of CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 614): LILAC LIZARD of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 614): LITTLE BIG MUN of ALL THE MUN'S MEN (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 606): ULTRA FAIT of DROP THE LEASH (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 603): TCHENI LOY of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 603): GRIFLET IRVEL of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 600): AMARANTH of MENAGERIE (Ichabod Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 596): SIR CARLSON of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 565): GRUNT 5 of MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 556): SERGEANT 1 of MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 547): IZZCO of INFERNAL LORDS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 254): SER VON DARKMOOR of SILVER KNIGHTS (Toker, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 446): BILLY JOHNSON of 1949 YANKEES (Papa Bear, mgr.}
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 206): DORINE EAGEL of THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 469): MAXIMUS of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 306): CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 614): COLORIFIC (Purple People Eater, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 614): ALL THE MUN'S MEN (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 606): MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 603): MEDAL OF HONOOR J4 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 603): FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 600): ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 596): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 565): MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 556): THE PLAGUE (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 547): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 254): BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 446): MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 206): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 499): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 306): FEORDIS INK of MIDDLE WAY 11 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 614): SNOW WHITE of COLORIFIC (Purple People Eater, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 614): RAIN MUN of ALL THE MUN'S MEN (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 602): MISS SCARLET of GOTTA GET A CLUE (?, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 599): HEART BREAKER of ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 555): RAISE THE ABYSS of THE PLAGUE (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 547): BERNICE of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
                 (turn 546): TANK of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 207): MESSY MONGREL of DOGS OF WAR (Omega?, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     I was going on vacation, see?  Surf, sun...  But what do those bums say?  "Hit 
the road, Debby Tonte.  ARDIVENT needs a spyreport."  Oh, well.  Too bad, FANDILS, 
but DEATHTONGUE was just too good to be stopped.  MVP award for TANIA PARK?  
BLUVALLEY WARRIORS' proud of her after beating SHANAMANDA and getting 20 points.  
Talk about yer big time losers!  SHANAMANDA got smashed by TANIA PARK, and lost 16 
points!  Like BLUVALLEY WARRIORS' JACINTHE is sweating since she got challenged by 
Duelmaster IZZCO!  Don't you think the Duelmaster is being unfair?  I think IZZCO 
should let JACINTHE be Duelmaster for a while, without fighting about it.  Is the 
Duelmaster really being a real snob to his teammates?  Don't ask me!   
     I gotta admit I haven't been in "deep con caves" with any spies.  Really, I just 
wing this stuff.  The warriors of INFERNAL LORDS must be getting lonely.  They were 
the most avoided team.  Do you guys know something that I don't?  I don't know what 
FANDILS' been doing.  They certainly haven't been accepting many fights from INFERNAL 
LORDS, that's fer sher.  Like, is JACINTHE popular, or what?  She was challenged the 
most in all of ARDIVENT!  She's got a 13-70-0, is that good?   
     Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other!  Don't you guys ever give 
it a break?  What if they had a fight and nobody showed up?  I'd be out of a job, 
that's what!!!   
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I'm getting tired of writing this stuff, so I'm calling it quits.  Its been 
really albendranius!  Later, guys-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IZZCO 4087                   20   3  0   124       INFERNAL LORDS (8)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JACINTHE 3892                13  70  0   109       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BUM 4094                     11   9  0    88       DEATHTONGUE (89)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-EUROQ 3901                   10  10  2    72       INFERNAL LORDS (8)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TEMPTATION 3314              10  10  1    65       INFERNAL LORDS (8)
-ANNA BEATRICE 4124            5   1  0    64       FANDILS (75)
 BINKLY 4115                  10   7  0    60       DEATHTONGUE (89)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JENNIMYS COLLIN 4114          9   9  0    55       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 TANIA PARK 4117              10   7  0    54       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 ABBOL 4080                   11  15  0    48       INFERNAL LORDS (8)
 SHANAMANDA 4123               8   5  0    43       FANDILS (75)
-IRONWOLF 274                  5   1  0    42       BARBARIAN HORDE (47)
 MUNGO BURKE 4097              9  12  0    39       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 NOVE 4139                     6   2  0    38       INFERNAL LORDS (8)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 UNCLE BOB 4143                2   3  1    27       FANDILS (75)
 ALF MUSHPIE 4151              2   0  0    26       DEATHTONGUE (89)
 SNORKY 4134                   5   5  1    25       DEATHTONGUE (89)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-UG 271                        4   2  1    19       BARBARIAN HORDE (47)
-KROKUS 272                    4   2  0    19       BARBARIAN HORDE (47)
 BINGO LITTLE 4148             2   2  0    19       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
-TARAMON 270                   3   3  0    18       BARBARIAN HORDE (47)
-WEASEL 273                    4   2  0    15       BARBARIAN HORDE (47)
 BETTY 4149                    1   2  0     5       DEATHTONGUE (89)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
MANDIN LORV 4091        2 16 0 BLUVALLEY WARRIOR 74 SNORKY 4134           544  REVENGED
STEVE 4144              0  1 0 DEATHTONGUE 89       UNCLE BOB 4143        544  REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Congratulations to the Duelmaster Izzco.  May you graduate soon. -- Fandil The Wise
P.S.  "Big Dope first, now Tank!  Does that mean I will get the throne and then
graduate within a turn? -- Izzco"  We all hope so.

Bum -- I think you are too old and experienced for me. -- Shanamanda

TG (Technogeek as opposed to TGG--The Greek Guy) -- And now with my team's inadequate
2-3 and your 1-0 over them, you SURGE back ahead by a decimal!  Salute. -- WOF

Izzco -- Sigh; I have to admit you are the better warrior.  Shucks!  But kudos. --
Bernice

Jacinthe -- Tanks for being there for me! -- Tank, Retired

Mungo -- I just couldn't make up all that experience and skill gap.  Dang! -- Uncle
Bob

Ruthless Jaywalker -- I suspect you are better at the jaywalking than the ruthless.
(wink) -- Anna Beatrice

Technogeek -- Is Copious an over-the counter?  What are these steroid things you seem
to know about but I don't? -- Fandil The Unwise

Jacinthe -- Thank you for the graduation urging.  I DID!!!!!!!!!!!!! -- Bernice

Health.  Humility.  Honor. -- Fandil The Wise

For those interested:
Bernice at 22-18-0 (no tournaments) is finally graduating.  She is an 11(+1)-7(+1)-
13-18(+1)-16(+1)-12-11 +4 Init Lunger.  She learned poorly (1.38 per fight) greatly
lengthening her DM time, I suspect.  Perhaps her favorite weapon will be LO (12-78-3)
as she was 17-160-2 with all others.  She "finished" (last fight yet unknown) with
Master +5 Init, Adex +3 Defense, Expert +3 Attack, and Expert Decise.  Heck if I
could figure out her rhythm.  We shall see. -- WOF

Aaaand, I sneak back into the lead! -- Technogeek

Abbol -- That actually felt pretty good. -- Binkly

Tania Park -- You sound more like a place than a person. -- Snorky

Shanamanda -- Boy, that's a mouthful. -- Bum

Izzco on top!  But not gone yet.  Perhaps next turn. -- Technogeek

Bernice's favorites turned out to be SH HI/VHi learns Defense. -- WOF

Tank -- We like to give "our boys" a rousing send-off. -- Jacinthe

Snorky -- I was about to say that "I eat golems for breakfast," and then I thought,
who'd want to?  I'm not that crazy! -- Tania Park

Uncle Bob -- Ah... is this related to "and bob's your uncle"?  Because I'm not sure
that's a good thing. -- Mungo Burke

Nove -- I suppose this is an indication that "new" equals "infernal"?  Some people
seem to feel that is true. -- Jennimys Collin

Claw -- Oh, I say!  Big fellow, aren't you?  I'm sure I don't "do" big fellows.  Have
a crumpet. -- Bingo Little

Our congratulations to Bernice. -- Jorja and the Bluvalley Warriors, and especially
Jacinthe

     If there were supposed to be more personals here, our apologies.  Hal took the
     weekend off, and we're still trying to catch up with the mail.  They should
     appear next time.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

IZZCO bested JACINTHE in a 2 minute master's Challenge Title fight.
SNORKY was vanquished by NOVE in a 1 minute brutal uneven Challenge battle.
BERNICE overpowered BUM in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched duel.
SHANAMANDA was defeated by TANIA PARK in a 3 minute fight.
MUNGO BURKE was demolished by BINKLY in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
JENNIMYS COLLIN vanquished ABBOL in a 2 minute mismatched fight.
UNCLE BOB was luckily beaten by VISITING ORC in a 1 minute gory amateur's brawl.
ALF MUSHPIE handily defeated SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 1 minute uneven melee.
BINGO LITTLE vanquished BETTY in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     14 -   6 -  0      70  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -   5 -  0      67  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   29 -  19 -  1      60  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         BASHING ATTACK    16 -  12 -  1      57  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -  14 -  0      52  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         TOTAL PARRY        7 -   7 -  1      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW         6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   6 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         WALL OF STEEL      8 -  18 -  1      31  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -  18 -  0      22  |

Turn 548 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    IZZCO 4087                 20   3  0  124 INFERNAL LORDS (8)
STRIKING ATTACK  BUM 4094                   11   9  0   88 DEATHTONGUE (89)
AIMED BLOW       BINKLY 4115                10   7  0   60 DEATHTONGUE (89)
TOTAL PARRY      TANIA PARK 4117            10   7  0   54 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
BASHING ATTACK   SHANAMANDA 4123             8   5  0   43 FANDILS (75)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is JACINTHE 3892.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was SHANAMANDA 4123.  The ten other most popular fighters were JENNIMYS COLLIN 4114, 
IZZCO 4087, NOVE 4139, TANIA PARK 4117, BINKLY 4115, ABBOL 4080, BINGO LITTLE 4148, 
JACINTHE 3892, SNORKY 4134, and BUM 4094.

The least popular fighter this week was BETTY 4149.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MUNGO BURKE 4097, ALF MUSHPIE 4151, UNCLE BOB 4143, BUM 4094, SNORKY 
4134, JACINTHE 3892, BINGO LITTLE 4148, ABBOL 4080, BINKLY 4115, and TANIA PARK 4117.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

BERNICE (46-3996) FANDILS (75)