DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/27/2009    Duedate: 08/08/2009

ARDIVENT ARENA

DM-46    TURN-558

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ANNA BEATRICE
FANDILS (75)
(46-4124) [10-3-0,103]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ANNA BEATRICE                  JANSON GEMWATER
FANDILS (75)                   PHILANTHROPISTS (366)
(46-4124) [10-3-0,103]         (46-4102) [0-2-0,16]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

JENNIMYS COLLIN                UNCLE BOB
BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)        FANDILS (75)
(46-4114) [13-15-0,55]         (46-4143) [5-8-1,58]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DEATHTONGUE (89)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. FANDILS (75)                43
2. BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)      6      FANDILS (75)
3. PHILANTHROPISTS (366)        1      Unchartered Team
4. DEATHTONGUE (89)           -12
                                       PHILANTHROPISTS (366)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 FANDILS (75)             988 715 35 58.0   1/ 1 DEATHTONGUE (89)         10  5 0
 2/ 1 DEATHTONGUE (89)         %1205 873 58 58.0   2/ 2 FANDILS (75)              7  5 0
 3/ 3 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)  523 828 14 38.7   3/ 3 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)   7  8 0
 4/ 4*PHILANTHROPISTS (366)      0   2  0  0.0   4/ 4*PHILANTHROPISTS (366)     0  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

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 311): ZIP of Z GLADIATORZ (Mr. Z , mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 624): CARMEN ELECTRA of GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS (Weasel, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 624): FLOORMAT of THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 612): SEREPHIM of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 613): PAUL WIEDORFER of MEDAL OF HONOR J4 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 610): SAML ULRON of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 609): KETTELMAN of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 606): SIR CARLSON of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 574): GRUNT 5 of MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 566): SERGEANT2 of MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (The Anarchist)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 557): BINKLY of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 259): IRMINSUL of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 456): VALNAKORINE of WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 212): ALBUQUERQUE of WESTERN FRONTIERS (?, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 509): HUMMEL of MIKES (A-sop, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 311): Z GLADIATORS (Mr. Z, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 624): BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 624): OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 612): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 613): MEDAL OF HONOOR J4 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 610): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 609): ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 606): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 575): MEDAL OF HONOOR G1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 566): MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 557): DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 259): FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 456): MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 212): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 509): MY ROCK BAND (Hombre, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 311): ZIP of Z GLADIATORZ (Mr. Z, mgr.)
               (turn 310): ZINGER of Z GLADIATORS (Mr. Z, mgr.)
                           ZILCH of Z GLADIATORS (Mr. Z, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 624): CARMEN ELECTRA of GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS (Weasel, mgr.)
                               PUPPY LOVE of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
                               BUTTER BURRO of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 612): SEREPHIM of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 608): GUT BUSTER of ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 606): STONE COLD of WRESTLEMANIACS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 574): GRUNT 5 of MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
              (turn 573): THE FOOL of AQUARIAN TAROT (Sage, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Noble Assassin?  I always wondered, are you a noble who's also an assassin, or are
you a man that assassinates nobles?  That was never very clear.  Ah well, I suppose
it doesn't really matter.

Mean old Fandil, not letting Anna come out to play!  Where the heck did everyone
wander off to anyways?

See you next turn,
     Binkly

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of ARDIVENT!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  ALF MUSHPIE caught the eye of many 
in the gladiatorial commission as she skillfully bested MUNGO BURKE and was awarded 
15 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, VETERAN MERCENARY 
put down SNORKY, causing it to lose 16 points of recognition in the process.  This 
time victory fell to the grasp of the usurper.  All hail ANNA BEATRICE, Duelmaster of 
ARDIVENT!  Heed this!  A seer has warned that if exactly 6 die in duels this week, 
the whole city shall perish!  Just remember...5 or 7!   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city ARDIVENT.  I saw one fighter that warriors avoided when this week's 
challenge seeking began.  DEATHTONGUE is feared.  This much I can say.  If you didn't 
look down dark alleys you'd have been hard pressed to find any of FANDILS last week.  
Busy avoiding DEATHTONGUE?  Mighty fighters cannot but expect competition from those 
below.  TANIA PARK take warning!  You have more than a few enemies in ARDIVENT.   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and assassins.  In the arena 
there is only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in ARDIVENT.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  More than a sharp eye must I 
keep, indeed a stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari 
await me!  Till next we meet remember - the pen is mightier than the sword, but a 
maul is a different story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANNA BEATRICE 4124           10   3  0   103       FANDILS (75)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BINKLY 4115                  16  11  0    81       DEATHTONGUE (89)
 BETTY 4149                    8   5  0    80       DEATHTONGUE (89)
 SNORKY 4134                  12   8  1    76       DEATHTONGUE (89)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TANIA PARK 4117              17  10  0    66       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 SIS 4153                      5   2  0    59       FANDILS (75)
 UNCLE BOB 4143                5   8  1    58       FANDILS (75)
 MUNGO BURKE 4097             13  18  0    57       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JENNIMYS COLLIN 4114         13  15  0    55       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 ALF MUSHPIE 4151              6   6  0    53       DEATHTONGUE (89)
-IRONWOLF 274                  5   1  0    42       BARBARIAN HORDE (47)
 LILY CATHERINE 4154           6   2  1    37       FANDILS (75)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BINGO LITTLE 4148             7   7  0    31       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 BROTHER JEROME 4152           6   2  0    30       FANDILS (75)

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)
 FRAN BRAN 4157                3   1  0    19       DEATHTONGUE (89)
-TARAMON 270                   3   3  0    18       BARBARIAN HORDE (47)
 JANSON GEMWATER 4102          0   2  0    16       PHILANTHROPISTS (366)
-WEASEL 273                    4   2  0    15       BARBARIAN HORDE (47)
 RANDELL SCOT 4156             0   8  0     8       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Hope everyone had great moments at The Cleveland Face.  May you have done The Red
Sands proud. -- Fandil The Wise

Health.  Humility.  Honor!  A salute to Duelmaster Binkly. -- Fandil The Wise

Randell Scott -- You weren't trying to "get lucky" with ME, were you?  That is not
gonna work! -- Brother Jerome
P.S.  I shall offer a prayer for your salvation.

You know, Technogeek, when it comes to top spot and team, you really, really do
deserve it.  It would be difficult to think of someone more deserving.  All us
Fandils salute you.  BUT, that doesn't mean that our occasional bouts of greed or
couvetness don't keep us aspiring for it!  (wink) -- WOF

Tania Park -- I gave it my all, but I just couldn't get it done.  You did very, very
well. -- Sis (crying, and looking for her credit card to go shopping and drown her
sorrows)

Mungo -- That's as good as I can do!  I was able to overcome your experience by just
plain willpower.  Are you one of THOSE who are giving Uncle Bobs' a bad name in this
arena?  Gossipers!  Rumor-Mongers! -- Uncle Bob

Bingo -- I always enjoy getting down and dirty with you!  (wink)  You get the down
and dirty part, and I get the enjoy part. -- Lily Catherine

A note from The Sports Commissioner:
     Only in Ardivent-Of-The-Red-Sands could there be such a grand competition as two
great long-term respected teams battling it out for top winning percentage.  Your
Sports Commission plans to chronicle this event over the next few months.  Meanwhile,
the competition is so close.

Deathtongue (Technogeek)    1203-870-  .58031
Fandils (Fandil The Wise)    984-714-  .57951
Deathtongue +.00080
Deathtongue + appx 1.6 game
     The Commissioner

Jennimys -- About what I expected, though I had hoped for more skills. -- Alf

Bluevalley "warriors" -- Why must you mean old poopie heads make fun of my name.  I
can't help what my parents called me.  A pox on the lot of you! -- Alf

Virginal Concubine -- Yeah, right. -- Snorky

     You making fun of her name?

Happy Peasant -- What are you happy about? -- Betty

     You don't want to know.  Trust me on this.

Janson Gemwater -- Welcome to the arena of the red sands. -- Fran

Alf Mushpie -- We have to stop meeting like this, people will talk.  Let's meet
privately, instead.  Then WE can talk, and no one can watch over our shoulders.
There is so much that can't be done on the sands. -- Jennimys Collin

Sis -- Rah, rah, sis boom bah!  That's the kind of fight I like. -- Tania Park
P.S.  Well, I wouldn't have minded learning something, but still, a win is good.

Uncle Bob -- Smile when you say that. -- Mungo Burke

Lily Catherine -- Listen, old crumpet, you really didn't need to do that.  Lady
weight-lifters, no, not the right kind of thing, what? -- Bingo Little

Brother Jerome -- I had a brother.  I hated him and buried him in a bog. -- Randell
Scot
P.S.  But it was religious, not a personal revenge.

Lily Catherine -- Oh, I say!  Quite the good thing, that lady.  But not at all like
my Aunt Agatha, which is good because you really wouldn't want TWO women like my aunt
Agatha. -- Bingo Little

Betty -- Well, I train my cuteness, then.  Which stat is that? -- Mungo Burke

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

UNCLE BOB was unbelievably bested by TANIA PARK in a 6 minute Challenge fight.
FRAN BRAN was subdued by BINGO LITTLE in a 1 minute Challenge melee.
BINKLY was vanquished by ANNA BEATRICE in a 1 minute mismatched Title brawl.
SNORKY was overpowered by VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
BETTY devastated JENNIMYS COLLIN in a popular 2 minute uneven brawl.
MUNGO BURKE was viciously subdued by ALF MUSHPIE in a 1 minute bloody match.
SIS overcame THE HONEST MERCHANT in a action packed 2 minute fight.
LILY CATHERINE vanquished RANDELL SCOT in a 1 minute uneven duel.
JANSON GEMWATER lost to BROTHER JEROME in a action packed 1 minute fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         TOTAL PARRY       13 -   5 -  0      72  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         WALL OF STEEL      8 -   4 -  0      67  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         SLASHING ATTACK   16 -   9 -  1      64  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW         6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -   8 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         STRIKING ATTACK   19 -  20 -  1      49  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         LUNGING ATTACK    11 -  13 -  0      46  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   6 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   3 -  0      25  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 558 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  ANNA BEATRICE 4124         10   3  0  103 FANDILS (75)
AIMED BLOW       BINKLY 4115                16  11  0   81 DEATHTONGUE (89)
WALL OF STEEL    SNORKY 4134                12   8  1   76 DEATHTONGUE (89)
TOTAL PARRY      TANIA PARK 4117            17  10  0   66 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
SLASHING ATTACK  SIS 4153                    5   2  0   59 FANDILS (75)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is JENNIMYS COLLIN 4114.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was UNCLE BOB 4143.  The ten other most popular fighters were BETTY 4149, SIS 
4153, TANIA PARK 4117, JANSON GEMWATER 4102, ALF MUSHPIE 4151, LILY CATHERINE 4154, 
BINGO LITTLE 4148, ANNA BEATRICE 4124, JENNIMYS COLLIN 4114, and BROTHER JEROME 4152.

The least popular fighter this week was RANDELL SCOT 4156.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were MUNGO BURKE 4097, SNORKY 4134, BINKLY 4115, FRAN BRAN 4157, 
BROTHER JEROME 4152, JENNIMYS COLLIN 4114, ANNA BEATRICE 4124, BINGO LITTLE 4148, 
LILY CATHERINE 4154, and ALF MUSHPIE 4151.

                 FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY XLIII

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ANNA BEATRICE 4124 (9-3-0)             6  3  0         FANDILS              

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BROTHER JEROME 4152 (5-2-0)            2  3  0         FANDILS              
LILY CATHERINE 4154 (5-2-1)            2  3  0         FANDILS              

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

     For those of you who keep track of such things, 15 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                     WHITE THUNDER (4-6040) TRIBAL COUNCIL  (120) 
                       SISONGOEN (12-5168) LUROCIANS IV  (438) 
                JUMPINJACK FLASH (13-5143) PERFECTION QUEST 13  (527) 
                  HARD DAYS KNIGHT (38-2369) BUBBA LOVES CHESS  (193) 
                     POWDERED SOAP (82-2837) MY BUTT HURTS  (392) 
                    HICHAM (82-18389) SUPERIOR FORCES 1306  (2829) 
                    DEADLA (82-20623) SUPERIOR FORCES 3201  (2263) 
                  CLEVELAND STEAMER (82-25002) OHIO EXPRESS  (3993) 
                   YELLOW POST-IT (82-26131) WORK WITH THIS  (4213) 
                  CHARLOTTE (82-29266) SUPERIOR FORCES 3402  (4771) 
                    YELLOW BRICK TOAD (82-32755) 12/19/04J  (5407) 
                    SOULSNARE (82-37248) OBLIVION CLEAVERS  (6167) 
                      MARV (82-41424) 4-LETTER KNOCKOFFS  (6915) 
                   KAORU MOTO (82-48418) MEDAL OF HONOR AA1  (2722) 
                       RENTAL PERMIT (82-51256) 101607C  (8628) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes