DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/08/2010    Duedate: 02/20/2010

ARDIVENT ARENA

DM-46    TURN-572

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SHADOW BLADE
SERPENT'S HOLD (178)
(46-2972) [15-7-6,141]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SHADOW BLADE                   ANONYMOUS
SERPENT'S HOLD (178)           CHAMPIONS IV (370)
(46-2972) [15-7-6,141]         (46-4178) [1-0-0,10]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BETTY                          DESPAIR
DEATHTONGUE (89)               SERPENT'S HOLD (178)
(46-4149) [13-14-0,59]         (46-4171) [6-1-0,66]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

FANDILS (75)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SERPENT'S HOLD (178)        59
2. CHAMPIONS IV (370)          32      FANDILS (75)
3. DEATHTONGUE (89)            24      Unchartered Team
4. FANDILS (75)                -3
5. BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)    -10      CHAMPIONS IV (370)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 FANDILS (75)             %1039 730 37 58.7   1/ 1 FANDILS (75)             11  4 0
 2/ 2 DEATHTONGUE (89)         %1235 913 58 57.5   2/ 2 SERPENT'S HOLD (178)     10  2 0
 3/ 3 SERPENT'S HOLD (178)     321 265 28 54.8   3/ 3 DEATHTONGUE (89)          7  8 0
 4/ 4 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)  550 871 17 38.7   4/ 4 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)   4 11 0
 5/ 0*CHAMPIONS IV (370)         1   4  0 20.0   5/ 0*CHAMPIONS IV (370)        1  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

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 318): WAR BOND of SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 638): SHY MEERCAT of FURRY FURY (Grimm?, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 638): FLOPEAR of THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 623): HATE MY LIFE of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 627): WILD FIRE of DISASTER (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 623): AIKIDO of DARK FORCES (The Walkin' Dude, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 622): COROT TORO of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 620): DIGGITY DOG of RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 584): CORBIE LEK of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 580): HELL HOUND of DA DOG POWNDAZ (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 571): SHADOW BLADE of SERPENT'S HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 266): NOT SO HOT of PYROMANIA (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 470): VALNAKORINE of WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 219): WITCH of DOGS OF WAR (Omega, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 523): VISION of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 318): Z GLADIATORS (Z Man, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 638): BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 638): THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 623): MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 627): MEDAL OF HONOR Z3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 623): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 622): GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 620): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 584): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 580): THE STORM FRONT (The Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 571): FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 266): BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 470): WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 219): INSECTOSOIDS (The Storm Lord, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 522): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 637): PITCH of THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 623): AIKIDO of DARK FORCES (The Walkin' Dude, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 579): COUNTRY RHODES of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 571): SIS of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 219): WITCH of DOGS OF WAR (Omega, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Khisanth sends his regrets for missing his first DM column since returning to
"The Arena of Red Sands."  He had every intention of writing a column last cycle,
knowing full well the wrath of Fandil should he miss it.  About the time when the
column was due Khisanth was hunched over the porceline throne, praying to anyone who
would listen, cursing the booze and the wenches that brought him to this point.  He's
gone a full cycle off the booze....  An accomplishment for him!  Too bad some "Super
Bowl" is tommorow?  Some phrase I don't completly understand....  But he's moaning
about "falling off some wagon"?  Anyway... I'm glad to have held the throne so I
could get a DM column out there.  I echo the thoughts of Fandil a few turns back.
Please don't kill me!!  I should get my invite if I survive and remain a CC.  So
until next cycle...  Be well...  And avoid the whiskey...,

Shadow Blade

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster, back to give you this week's Spy Report.  Sit 
back in your seats and we'll have more fun than a barrel of Zontanis.  It looks like 
the guys(?) at SERPENT'S HOLD had a good week as they went 4-1-0 to put them in 2nd 
place.  I guess steroids help!  Hey everybody, watch out for RATLER, who flew up 19 
points in the rankings after mashing TANIA PARK like a melon.  Keep your eye on this 
beast.  And falling like a basher in the top ten was BINGO LITTLE, who dropped 14 
points after a disappointing (to say the least) bout with SNORKY.  What does the 
Duelmaster and Piltdown Man have in common?  They are both the most challenged apes 
in human history!  Heyheyhey!  Well, everybody's pal SHADOW BLADE moved his record to 
15-7-6 by defeating UNCLE BOB in the Duelmaster's Title Bout and gaining 8 
recognition points.  Advice to bashers--never force anything, just get a bigger 
halberd!   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the ARDIVENT arena.  Did you 
hear that DEATHTONGUE was most avoided team this week?  Well, knowing the personal 
hygiene of DEATHTONGUE's warriors, I'm not surprised!  Okay, so I may not be funny, 
but catch FANDILS' act in the arena.  Those acrobats seem to be fairly deft at 
running from DEATHTONGUE.   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  Knowing when to use the right tactics at 
the proper time is a very important step on the road to Duelmaster.   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some tracks.  Its been 
fun, and I'm sure you enjoyed it (boos).  Now that I've got you worked up for Snide 
Clemens, I'll be leaving-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHADOW BLADE 2972            15   7  6   141       SERPENT'S HOLD (178)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SABRE 3026                    9   2  0   104       SERPENT'S HOLD (178)
 UNCLE BOB 4143               11  15  1    97       FANDILS (75)
 RATLER 3055                  10   2  1    95       SERPENT'S HOLD (178)
 LILY CATHERINE 4154          17   5  3    94       FANDILS (75)
 SNORKY 4134                  18  16  1    91       DEATHTONGUE (89)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BROTHER JEROME 4152          18   4  0    87       FANDILS (75)
 TANIA PARK 4117              22  19  0    85       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 MUNGO BURKE 4097             16  29  0    81       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 BINGO LITTLE 4148            13  15  1    73       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DESPAIR 4171                  6   1  0    66       SERPENT'S HOLD (178)
 BETTY 4149                   13  14  0    59       DEATHTONGUE (89)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FRAN BRAN 4157               10   8  0    52       DEATHTONGUE (89)
-IRONWOLF 274                  5   1  0    42       BARBARIAN HORDE (47)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CELIA RANDELL 4170            5   5  2    22       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 EARL 4174                     5   0  0    22       FANDILS (75)
-UG 271                        4   2  1    19       BARBARIAN HORDE (47)
-KROKUS 272                    4   2  0    19       BARBARIAN HORDE (47)
 KATERINA COLLIN 4172          2   5  0    19       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
-TARAMON 270                   3   3  0    18       BARBARIAN HORDE (47)
-WEASEL 273                    4   2  0    15       BARBARIAN HORDE (47)
 SERPENTITO 4177               1   0  0    15       SERPENT'S HOLD (178)
 ANONYMOUS 4178                1   0  0    10       CHAMPIONS IV (370)
 OLIVER 4175                   2   1  0     8       DEATHTONGUE (89)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROSEBUD 4176                  0   1  0     1       DEATHTONGUE (89)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BLADES OF STEEL 4179    0  1 0 CHAMPIONS IV 370     SHEWISH GIANT         572  NONE
DA1 4182                0  1 0 CHAMPIONS IV 370     WURM KIN              572  NONE
DA2 4180                0  1 0 CHAMPIONS IV 370     BLACK ORC             572  NONE
DA3 4181                0  1 0 CHAMPIONS IV 370     HIGH ELF              572  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Shadow Blade -- Congratulations on the DM repeat.  Kudos to Khisanth. -- Fandil The
Wise

Shadow Blade -- You were too much for me.  I salute my betters. -- Lily Catherine
(immersed in rather large band aids)

We were so looking forward to your DM Column, Khisanth. -- W.O.F.

Cult Member -- I just don't go in for that stuff. -- Earl

     You're missing a lot of fun. -- Arahol D'Curri, of the Cult of Red Silka

Tania Park -- Patience is a virtue, and I guess I was just a little better at it than
you.  It was probably my upbringing. -- Brother Jerome

B. I. N. G. O.!  But it was only a Little one! -- Sis

Mungo Burke -- I was on my best game.  I am trying really hard to get back to .500.
I mean, I don't exactly LOOK like a Fandil with that record of mine. -- Uncle Bob

Shadow Blade -- Well, I MADE IT!  Thanks for your encouraging words, and I do hope
you follow shortly.  Lord Protector Sis! Has a ring to it, doesn't it? -- Sis (The
Proud and Relieved)

For those interested in Sis, while we do not know here faves yet...
15-5-0 with no tournament fights
9-9-13-16-16-11-10 slasher
bonused damage (great) and +3 Init; hosed -2/-4 defense
23/130/18 with SC, 1/21/1 with HA
great damage, normal endurance
all before bumping to 10-9-13-17-17-12-11
skill learm rate 2.08 (took seven tries for the five bumps)
-- Fandil The Wise

Wow, Khisanth!  59 points!?  No wonder we are avoiding. -- Fandil The Wise

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

Lovin' the Larkin FTF interviews, and truly enjoyed The Andorian Succession.  (That
Fandil is sooooo cool!n -- All The Consortium Folk

     Unfortunately, we haven't heard from Larkin at all in the last couple of weeks.
     He promised us a series of short spy reports on the different levels of the
     tourney, but so far that's a no-show.

Sis's published faves were SC, High/Mod, learns attack. -- WOF

We at Serpents Hold mourn the loss of Ragnar....  He fell during the Tourney.  He was
quite a gifted Lad.... -- Khisanth

Lily Catherine -- Boy, you Fandils are persistent!!!  Seems I face one of you every
turn...  Leave me be...lol... -- Shadow Blade

Snorky --  Whoa... wasn't sure I could actually beat you!  Was just hoping to learn
well.  Now I'm up here over my head with the big boys!  GULP.... -- Sabre

Serpents Hold welcomes Serpentito to its fold!!  Don't let his little size fool
you!!! -- Khisanth

Uncle Bob -- Oh, gods, not today, I'm really not up for uncles and aunts, nor cousins
and other kin either, today.  Really not. -- Mungo Burke
P.S.  It's been that kind of day.

Sis -- Remind me never to have a sister.  I keep meaning to make that resolution and
forgetting, but really, old thing, I must do it.  No sisters.  Life will be much
easier. -- Bingo Little

Brother Jerome -- Fifteen minutes?  In this weather?  I think my feet are frozen.
Why didn't I pick a more active style? -- Tania Park

Fran Bran -- Bah. -- Celia Randell

Oliver -- If you want more oatmeal, don't come to me.  I eat all mine.  Very
comforting to the belly on a cold morning. -- Katerina Collin

Our congratulations to Sis. -- Jorja and the Bluvalley Warriors

Fandil -- No time to finish the Andorian episode today; it will (I hope) show up in
Andorian arenas running tomorrow. -- the Scribe

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BLADES OF STEEL was dealt death by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DA3 was butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
DA1 was murdered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
DA2 was murdered by BLACK ORC in a action packed 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
RATLER devastated TANIA PARK in a popular 2 minute brutal one-sided Challenge contest.
SHADOW BLADE viciously subdued UNCLE BOB in a popular 2 minute expert's Title brawl.
LILY CATHERINE savagely defeated NOBLE ASSASSIN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute brawl.
SABRE handily defeated MUNGO BURKE in a 1 minute uneven melee.
SIS vanquished KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
SNORKY vanquished BINGO LITTLE in a 2 minute one-sided duel.
BROTHER JEROME luckily beat DESPAIR in a action packed 6 minute gory match.
FRAN BRAN overpowered THE HONEST MERCHANT in a unpopular 7 minute one-sided match.
BETTY handily defeated CELIA RANDELL in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
KATERINA COLLIN subdued OLIVER in a popular 1 minute brawl.
EARL overcame FRIENDLY CONSTABLE in a 3 minute conflict.
ANONYMOUS overpowered ROSEBUD in a crowd pleasing 3 minute one-sided duel.
SERPENTITO vanquished POLITE BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided fray.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         SLASHING ATTACK   22 -  11 -  1      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         TOTAL PARRY       17 -   9 -  0      65  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         LUNGING ATTACK    29 -  16 -  1      64  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   7 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         AIMED BLOW         4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -  19 -  0      44  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         WALL OF STEEL     13 -  17 -  2      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 572 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-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  4         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  3         2  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  2     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   SHADOW BLADE 2972          15   7  6  141 SERPENT'S HOLD (178)
STRIKING ATTACK  RATLER 3055                10   2  1   95 SERPENT'S HOLD (178)
SLASHING ATTACK  LILY CATHERINE 4154        17   5  3   94 FANDILS (75)
WALL OF STEEL    SNORKY 4134                18  16  1   91 DEATHTONGUE (89)
TOTAL PARRY      BROTHER JEROME 4152        18   4  0   87 FANDILS (75)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    FRAN BRAN 4157             10   8  0   52 DEATHTONGUE (89)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BETTY 4149.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
DESPAIR 4171.  The ten other most popular fighters were RATLER 3055, SHADOW BLADE 
2972, ROSEBUD 4176, LILY CATHERINE 4154, BINGO LITTLE 4148, SABRE 3026, UNCLE BOB 
4143, SNORKY 4134, BROTHER JEROME 4152, and BETTY 4149.

The least popular fighter this week was EARL 4174.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were CELIA RANDELL 4170, FRAN BRAN 4157, MUNGO BURKE 4097, DA1 4182, DA3 
4181, ANONYMOUS 4178, TANIA PARK 4117, DA2 4180, BLADES OF STEEL 4179, and SERPENTITO 
4177.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

SHADOW BLADE (46-2972) SERPENT'S HOLD (178)

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

SIS (46-4153) FANDILS (75)