DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/19/2009    Duedate: 10/31/2009

ARDIVENT ARENA

DM-46    TURN-564

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SIS
FANDILS (75)
(46-4153) [10-3-0,111]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SIS                            POSITION IS EMPTY
FANDILS (75)                   
(46-4153) [10-3-0,111]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

JENNIMYS COLLIN                BETTY
BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)        DEATHTONGUE (89)
(46-4114) [16-18-0,66]         (46-4149) [11-8-0,86]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

FANDILS (75)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SERPENT'S HOLD (178)        28
2. FANDILS (75)                25      FANDILS (75)
3. BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)     19      Unchartered Team
4. DEATHTONGUE (89)             4
5. GOOD HUMOR (369)             0      KIWI CONNECTION (270)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 FANDILS (75)             %1009 721 36 58.3   1/ 1 FANDILS (75)             11  2 1
 2/ 2 DEATHTONGUE (89)         %1218 890 58 57.8   2/ 4 SERPENT'S HOLD (178)      8  3 0
 3/ 3 SERPENT'S HOLD (178)     295 259 28 53.2   3/ 3 DEATHTONGUE (89)          7  8 0
 4- 4*GOOD HUMOR (369)           6   9  1 40.0   4/ 2 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)   5 10 1
 5/ 5 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)  537 844 15 38.9   5- 5*GOOD HUMOR (369)          3  7 1

    '*'   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 #36 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Fratsfa:

     Sizzling Sunflower had said that the obstacles on the way back to the true
Fratsfa, three mancats and two more ordinary men, would not be a problem and she
meant it.  After all, she was a skilled gladiator, a Lady Protector, and she had just
defeated the champion of this place, the vampire.  She was confident of her prowess,
and by the way they moved, she could see that her opponents were also confident--of
HER prowess.
     She smiled and moved into the attack, her blade flickering in diffused light of
this place.  Five opponents at once, well, she wasn't alone, either, and though
Lenpro was, from her point of view, old, she knew he was resolute and suspected that
he had considerable skill himself.  They could handle this.
     Her target was the group of mancats, Aruaki, probably, who had been frozen in
mid-change.  She judged them to be the most dangerous, and she was, after all, the
Lady Protector.  They seemed nervous, not at all eager to close with her, which
showed more intelligence than she'd expected of them.  Not that it would do them any
good.
     She grinned and leaped forward suddenly, right into the nearest one.  There was
a bright flash, almost blinding, but she didn't need to see to recognize the feeling
of her blade driving into flesh and bone.  She wrenched it free, blinking away after-
images, and pivoted toward where the next-closest had been.
     He wasn't there!  As her vision cleared, she saw that he was backing away, and
the other had frankly turned and run.  Well, she was going to get at least ONE more!
She bared her teeth in a snarl and stalked after the one still present and on his
feet.  Saw his eyes widen in true fear as he backed faster, apparently afraid to turn
his back on her.  He was blinking and squinting, too, and there was something wrong
with his shadow.
     "Sunflower!  Let him go--the portal is clear--"
     She did a little blinking of her own, shook her head but the voice didn't go
away.  Remembered finally that she had a partner here, and glanced around.
     Lenpro had both his men down, one was dead, she couldn't tell about the other.
He was squinting at her.
     "Let that creature go," he said.  "We have more important things to do.  Ah, you
might sheathe your sword...."
     She looked down at the blade in her hand and realized that it was hot gold,
bright as sunlight.  Reluctantly, it seemed a shame to hide that glorious light, she
slid it into the scabbard.  The world here seemed a lot darker after she did.  Would
it still blaze with sunlight in the ordinary world?  Perhaps not, but there was only
one way to find out.  She squared her shoulders and faced the portal.  "Let's go,"
she said.

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 314): CONSTERNATION of CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 630): RAGING BULL of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 630): HELENA of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 616): ELLIRN KOUL of MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 619): WILD FIRE of DISASTER (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 615): SAML ULRON of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 614): HERSHEL WILLIAMS of MEDAL OF HONOR F7 (The Anarchist, mgr)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 612): BROTHER DOBBIN of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 580): TERILEE LINZ of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 572): BREAK STUFF of THE PLAGUE (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 563): SIS of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 262): NOVERCAPHOBIA of WATCH OUT! (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 462): SERGEANT2 of MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 215): FAIZUN GOTE of THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 515): DEATH FOG of SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 314): CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 630): COLORIFIC (Purple People Eater, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 630): OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 616): MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 619): MEDAL OF HONOOR J4 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 615): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 614): GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 612): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 580): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 572): THE PLAGUE (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 563): FANDILS (Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 262): FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 462): MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 215): DARK AS DAY (?, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 515): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 616): ELLIRN KOUL of MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 618): PAUL WIEDORFER of MEDAL OF HONOR J4 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 614): SERGEANT 23 of MEDAL OF HONOR F7 (The Anarchist, mgr)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 612): BROTHER DOBBIN of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 580): TERILEE LINZ of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 569): SERGEANT2 of MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (The Anarchist)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 262): NOVERCAPHOBIA of WATCH OUT! (Soultaker, mgr.)
                            OUTCAST ORCHID of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 462): SERGEANT2 of MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Wow!  I am stoked!  This is soooooooo cool.  Duelmistress?!  I have always
aspired for it, but I would never have thought I could make it, especially at such an
early time in my career.  I have to thank Fandil for the teaching (Maybe he can give
me some more when he gets done, if he gets out alive, of that Andorian Succession
thing.), my teammates for the training (Especially Anna Beatrice who abdicated the
throne and gave me a chance.), and my Mom and Dad for letting me do this.  Thanks, 
you all!
     It was suggested for my first column that I let you know the naming status of
the current Fandils.  (Remember, all are related, in some way, to the Consortium Big
boss.)
     Anna Beatrice - his mother's real name
     Sis (me) - his mother's nickname
     Brother Jerome - Jerry is his wife's youngest (of six) sibling
     Uncle Bob - his father's older brother
     Lily Catherine - his youngest daughter
Sometimes naming is so simple and common isn't it?
     Well, here I reign, and it looks like my next fight will be Deathtongue's Betty.
She is very good.  I can only hope and pray.
                         Sis, Duelmaster

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, in ARDIVENT a quiet thief gets rich, but a quiet spymaster gets poor.  
So bring me ale and harken to my tidbits of news.  And let's see, TESS TURBO fought 
RAGNAR and gained 17 points and contributed to DEATHTONGUE's 2-3-0.  RAGNAR has lost 
to TESS TURBO, falling 11 points, while helping make SERPENT'S HOLD a 3-1-0 turn.  
Defending hers title for another turn, SIS kept DEATHTONGUE's warrior, BINKLY, from 
claiming the throne.  Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I have heard from unimpeachable 
sources that The Seaside Manor uses trolls in their stew.  Talk about gristle!   
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.  I also notice that the DEATHTONGUE stable was the most 
avoided team this turn.  Come on ARDIVENT, what are you afraid of?  And avoiding 
DEATHTONGUE more than any other team we find FANDILS.  ARDIVENT, are we going to 
accept, or respect this sort of thing?  The most challenged warrior this turn was 
SERPENT'S HOLD's warrior SHADOW BLADE.  More fighters challenged him than challenged 
the Duelmaster!   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  Is it really true that ARDIVENT has more dishwashers per capita that 
fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     I like this place, ARDIVENT, the taverns have old wine, and young serving girls. 
Who could ask for more?  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep 
your swords sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until you see my quill in ARDIVENT again, 
farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIS 4153                     10   3  0   111       FANDILS (75)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ANNA BEATRICE 4124           14   3  0   137       FANDILS (75)
 BROTHER JEROME 4152          12   2  0    93       FANDILS (75)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BETTY 4149                   11   8  0    86       DEATHTONGUE (89)
 BINKLY 4115                  18  15  0    84       DEATHTONGUE (89)
 BINGO LITTLE 4148            11   9  1    82       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 SHADOW BLADE 2972            10   6  6    77       SERPENT'S HOLD (178)
 TANIA PARK 4117              20  13  0    73       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 SNORKY 4134                  15  11  1    67       DEATHTONGUE (89)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JENNIMYS COLLIN 4114         16  18  0    66       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 LILY CATHERINE 4154          11   3  2    66       FANDILS (75)
 MUNGO BURKE 4097             13  24  0    63       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 UNCLE BOB 4143                6  12  1    57       FANDILS (75)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RATLER 3055                   5   1  1    43       SERPENT'S HOLD (178)
-IRONWOLF 274                  5   1  0    42       BARBARIAN HORDE (47)
 SABRE 3026                    3   0  0    37       SERPENT'S HOLD (178)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TESS TURBO 4169               2   0  0    29       DEATHTONGUE (89)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FRAN BRAN 4157                5   5  0    20       DEATHTONGUE (89)
-UG 271                        4   2  1    19       BARBARIAN HORDE (47)
-KROKUS 272                    4   2  0    19       BARBARIAN HORDE (47)
-TARAMON 270                   3   3  0    18       BARBARIAN HORDE (47)
-WEASEL 273                    4   2  0    15       BARBARIAN HORDE (47)
-FRAZIER 4165                  2   1  1    14       GOOD HUMOR (369)
 RAGNAR 3063                   3   3  0    12       SERPENT'S HOLD (178)
 CELIA RANDELL 4170            1   1  0    12       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
-AKROYD 4166                   2   1  0     9       GOOD HUMOR (369)
-SEINFELD 4163                 1   2  0     8       GOOD HUMOR (369)
-KRAMER 4167                   1   2  0     5       GOOD HUMOR (369)
-NILES 4164                    0   3  0     3       GOOD HUMOR (369)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
RANDELL SCOT 4156       3  9 0 BLUVALLEY WARRIOR 74 LILY CATHERINE 4154   562   
ALF MUSHPIE 4151        7  9 0 DEATHTONGUE 89       BINGO LITTLE 4148     562   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Liking the Andorian Succession quite a lot .... -- The Consortium Elders

     Is this a hint?

Wow!  Sis.  "Baby Sis"!  You did it!  Can you possibly hold it? -- Fandil The Wise

Khisanth?  Is that YOU?  I saw your post on line.  Welcome back! -- Fandil The Wise

Binkly -- I was sooooooooo lucky.  Tis is so cool! -- Sis

Tania Park -- Isn't there a law about beating up on uncles? -- Uncle Bob

     I hope not!

Kung-Fu Master -- We monks are taught some "stuff" too, you know.  It is always a
pleasure to best one of your style. -- Brother Jerome

Ragnar -- When you hissed at me it made me mad and drove me into a hissy fit! -- Lily
Catherine

Health.  Humility.  Honor.  The Red Sands of Ardivent await. -- WOF

Snorky -- Oh, I SAY, too bad you're a golem, what?  I knew a chap who snorked beer
out his nose, but I don't suppose golems do that, do they?  Too bad, it was amazing
to watch. -- Bingo Little

Betty -- Darned dark elves!  You're out to show me up, aren't you? -- Jennimys Collin

Uncle Bob -- Is your rating high, or is mine low?  Oh, well, I can stand it if you
can. -- Tania Park

Shadow Blade -- Sly, definitely sly. -- Mungo Burke

Akroyd -- Huh!  Some gentleman YOU turned out to be!  Anybody can laugh when they
win, but it's rude to do it in public. -- Celia Randell
P.S.  I see that the Commission (rightly) rates me as MASSIVELY charismatic, so why
didn't you follow my lead when I indicated I wanted the win?

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BROTHER JEROME bested BETTY in a crowd pleasing 4 minute gruesome Challenge fight.
UNCLE BOB was demolished by SHADOW BLADE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
SIS vanquished BINKLY in a 1 minute mismatched Title brawl.
BINGO LITTLE defeated M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute fight.
TANIA PARK was demolished by VETERAN MERCENARY in a 3 minute mismatched competition.
JENNIMYS COLLIN was overpowered by LILY CATHERINE in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
MUNGO BURKE was bested by SNORKY in a 2 minute veteran's competition.
FRAN BRAN was handily defeated by SABRE in a 1 minute uneven melee.
RATLER vanquished HAPPY PEASANT in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
RAGNAR was vanquished by TESS TURBO in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
CELIA RANDELL defeated POLITE BEGGAR in a 2 minute beginner's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         TOTAL PARRY       15 -   5 -  0      75  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         SLASHING ATTACK   20 -   8 -  2      71  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   1 -  1      67  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         WALL OF STEEL      9 -   6 -  0      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         STRIKING ATTACK   24 -  16 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -  10 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         AIMED BLOW         4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         LUNGING ATTACK     9 -  19 -  0      32  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   8 -  0      27  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 564 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  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         1  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  SIS 4153                   10   3  0  111 FANDILS (75)
TOTAL PARRY      BROTHER JEROME 4152        12   2  0   93 FANDILS (75)
STRIKING ATTACK  BETTY 4149                 11   8  0   86 DEATHTONGUE (89)
AIMED BLOW       BINKLY 4115                18  15  0   84 DEATHTONGUE (89)
LUNGING ATTACK   SHADOW BLADE 2972          10   6  6   77 SERPENT'S HOLD (178)
WALL OF STEEL    SNORKY 4134                15  11  1   67 DEATHTONGUE (89)
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 BETTY 4149.  The ten other most popular fighters were BROTHER JEROME 4152, 
SHADOW BLADE 2972, BINGO LITTLE 4148, LILY CATHERINE 4154, MUNGO BURKE 4097, RATLER 
3055, CELIA RANDELL 4170, SNORKY 4134, SABRE 3026, and TESS TURBO 4169.

The least popular fighter this week was RAGNAR 3063.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were FRAN BRAN 4157, JENNIMYS COLLIN 4114, TANIA PARK 4117, BINKLY 4115, SIS 
4153, UNCLE BOB 4143, TESS TURBO 4169, SABRE 3026, SNORKY 4134, and CELIA RANDELL 
4170.