DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/08/2010    Duedate: 03/20/2010

ARDIVENT ARENA

DM-46    TURN-574

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

RATLER
SERPENT'S HOLD (178)
(46-3055) [12-2-1,124]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

RATLER                         LAUGH TIL I CRY
SERPENT'S HOLD (178)           CHAMPIONS IV (370)
(46-3055) [12-2-1,124]         (46-4186) [1-0-0,11]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BETTY                          ROSEBUD
DEATHTONGUE (89)               DEATHTONGUE (89)
(46-4149) [14-15-0,57]         (46-4176) [2-1-0,21]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

FANDILS (75)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SERPENT'S HOLD (178)        34
2. BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)     16      FANDILS (75)
3. CHAMPIONS IV (370)           7      Unchartered Team
4. DEATHTONGUE (89)             4
5. FANDILS (75)                -6      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)             %1046 733 37 58.8   1/ 1 FANDILS (75)             11  4 0
 2/ 2 DEATHTONGUE (89)         %1240 918 58 57.5   2/ 2 SERPENT'S HOLD (178)     10  2 0
 3/ 3 SERPENT'S HOLD (178)     327 266 28 55.1   3/ 3 DEATHTONGUE (89)          8  7 0
 4/ 4 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)  554 877 17 38.7   4/ 4 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)   5 10 0
 5/ 5*CHAMPIONS IV (370)         2   5  0 28.6   5/ 5*CHAMPIONS IV (370)        2  5 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 #45 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

In the mountains west of Fratsfa:

     Lightning came down in a river of golden fire, hot and clean, and violet light
of the Folstrom's Chaos Gate turned black under the onslaught.  But it didn't
shatter.  Well, Fandil had hoped for the Gate to be destroyed, seared shut, but he
hadn't truly expected it to be so easy.  Necessary, beyond necessary--the Folstrom
could not be allowed to return, but not easy.  He squinted at the pillar of darkness
and contemplated his next move.  To wait for the enemy to move and then counter, or
to attack?  If it was just this one magician, he would wait, defend, allow his
opponent to tire... but if the Folstrom were involved, no, *because* the Folstrom
were involved, one look at that Chaos Gate was proof, he was not sure he dared play a
waiting game.  On the other side of that Gate could be reinforcements beyond
counting, and he had only young Elosjon, competent but green still.
      "Our strength is as the strength of ten, because our hearts are pure," he
muttered, but he was not convinced.  Still, he would do what he could, and it would
be enough because it must.  He tested his anchorage in the bedrock of the mountain;
it was secure.  Indeed, he had a momentary image of the mountain as an old woman,
strong, resolute, standing beside him as an ally with spear and shield.  Perhaps a
fancy, but an encouraging one.
     He spared a glance for the storm that raged above the peak, not raining yet but
building an arsenal of lightning such as Fandil had never seen.  The storm was still
his, or on his side, as the mountain was.  With such allies, and Elosjon's young
courage was not negligible, he could--
     Lightning descended again, and the spirit of the mountain rose to meet it, and
 from that startling union there burst forth a dragon such as Fandil had never seen
before.  Black as the stone, golden as the sky-fire, beautiful, powerful, and deadly.
     And the hatred of dragons for the Folstrom was legendary.

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 319): WAR BOND of SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 640): CINDERELLA MAN of IMMORTALS (Dartor, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 640): TIPPI TURTLE of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 625): HATE MY LIFE of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 629): WILD FIRE of DISASTER (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 624): ANEURISM of DARK FORCES (The Walkin' Dude, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 624): SPITZIN of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 622): SENATOR WILEY of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 586): JOFRE MAINZ of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 582): RED DAWG of DA DOG POWNDAZ (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 573): RATLER of SERPENT'S HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 267): NOT SO HOT of PYROMANIA (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 470): VALNAKORINE of WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 220): FOUR EYES of TOTAL CHAOS (Marma Duke, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 525): VISION of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 319): Z GLADIATORS (Z Man, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 640): BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 640): DRAGONS GUARD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 625): HENPCS (?, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 629): KIRLL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 624): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 624): GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 622): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 586): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 582): DA DOG POWNDAZ (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 573): FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 267): DRAGONS GUARD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 470): WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 220): DOGS OF WAR (Omega, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 524): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 319): WAR BOND of SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 639): GREEN THUMB of COLORIFIC (Purple People Eater, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 625): HATE MY LIFE of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
               (turn 624): HOTL MUSCHEL of MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 623): AIKIDO of DARK FORCES (The Walkin' Dude, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 624): SPITZIN of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 582): RED DAWG of DA DOG POWNDAZ (Marma Duke, mgr.)
                             HELL HOUND of DA DOG POWNDAZ (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 572): SHADOW BLADE of SERPENT'S HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 267): NOT SO HOT of PYROMANIA (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 219): WITCH of DOGS OF WAR (Omega, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Greetings, Ardivent!  Didn't expect to be here, that's for sure!  Thought Sabre
may have had a chance to grab the throne, but hey I'll take it.  Doubt I'll be able
to hold the throne...  Khisanth says I'm an "overachiever and my numbers are ugly."
Not sure what he means.  I send my challenge out to Lily Catherine this turn.  Let's
see what happens.  Hope to see you next cycle Ardivent!!

Ratler (Think Khisanth was on the whiskey when he spelled my name, btw, but it's
kinda growing on me)

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster here with my bag to give you the news on last 
week's fights.  It looks like the guys(?) at SERPENT'S HOLD had a good week as they 
went 3-0-0 to put them in 2nd place.  I guess steroids help!  Hey everybody, watch 
out for SERPENTITO, who flew up 13 points in the rankings after mashing OLIVER like a 
melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  Ya know, some days it doesn't pay to walk out on 
the sands.  BETTY was defeated by BINGO LITTLE and drops 5 points.  Our battling 
duelmaster RATLER has managed to hold the title, fending off LILY CATHERINE's none 
too subtle advances.  Better luck next time, FANDILS.  Advice to bashers--never force 
anything, just get a bigger halberd!   
     Here is other news that is of note.  Here's a song for you:  Who's afraid of the 
big, bad DEATHTONGUE?  Big bad DEATHTONGUE.  Big bad DEATHTONGUE.  ARDIVENT's afraid 
of the big bad DEATHTONGUE.  Tra la la la la!  And you guys like to boo me?  Well, 
unsling your rasberries, cause FANDILS beats feet every time DEATHTONGUE smiles at 
them.  Try farming, eh?  Well just about everybody wants a piece of SABRE, who was 
this week's most challenged warrior.   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  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.  And 
remember, you can pick your friends and you can pick your--(loud boos), oh, you've 
heard that one already!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RATLER 3055                  12   2  1   124       SERPENT'S HOLD (178)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SABRE 3026                   11   2  0   110       SERPENT'S HOLD (178)
 LILY CATHERINE 4154          18   6  3    93       FANDILS (75)
 TANIA PARK 4117              23  20  0    92       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BROTHER JEROME 4152          20   4  0    92       FANDILS (75)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 UNCLE BOB 4143               12  16  1    90       FANDILS (75)
 BINGO LITTLE 4148            14  16  1    83       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 SNORKY 4134                  18  18  1    82       DEATHTONGUE (89)
 MUNGO BURKE 4097             16  31  0    79       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DESPAIR 4171                  6   1  0    66       SERPENT'S HOLD (178)
 FRAN BRAN 4157               12   8  0    59       DEATHTONGUE (89)
 BETTY 4149                   14  15  0    57       DEATHTONGUE (89)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-IRONWOLF 274                  5   1  0    42       BARBARIAN HORDE (47)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EARL 4174                     7   0  0    29       FANDILS (75)
 CELIA RANDELL 4170            6   6  2    28       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 KATERINA COLLIN 4172          3   6  0    25       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROSEBUD 4176                  2   1  0    21       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)
 SERPENTITO 4177               2   1  0    18       SERPENT'S HOLD (178)
-WEASEL 273                    4   2  0    15       BARBARIAN HORDE (47)
 LAUGH TIL I CRY 4186          1   0  0    11       CHAMPIONS IV (370)
 MILDRED LEONA 4183            1   1  0    11       FANDILS (75)
 OLIVER 4175                   2   3  0     9       DEATHTONGUE (89)
 ANONYMOUS 4178                1   1  0     6       CHAMPIONS IV (370)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Congratulations to The Hold's Duelmaster, Rattler.  He is a very good one. -- Fandil
The Wise

Serpentito -- You hissed and hissed but you simply didn't hiss enough.  Cat got your
forked tongue? -- Mildred Leona

Tania Park -- Why was our veteran's battle unpopular?  I had a good time grappling
with you.  (No implications meant, praise the gods!) -- Brother Jerome

Mungo Burke -- I was at my very, very best, and I had to be to defeat you.  Salute!
-- Lily Catherine

Celia -- What a pretty name.  Perhaps we can have another date? -- Earl

Rattler -- Boy, are you quick.  Quick as lightning.  Even better, quick as a rattler.
I could merely watch.  Kudos to you. -- Uncle Bob (having never seen what hit him)

Khisanth -- Great, great numbers on Shadow Blade!  I am jealous. -- WOF
P.S.  Nice DM Column, Pal.

Health.  Humility.  Honor.  The Red Sands await. -- Fandil The Wise

Mildred Leona -- Wow, what a crappy matchup for me...Congrats on the win...now stay
away! -- Serpentito

Brother Jerome -- Yeah yeah...you big turtle...  Get up in the CCs where you belong
and stop pickin on us youngins. -- Despair

Snorky -- Thanks for duel and the nice learns.  Be well. -- Shadow Blade

Bingo Little -- Wow, thought you had me there.  Thnx for easing up after the initial
flurry.  Thanks for the learns. -- Sabre

Earl -- Earls or churls, guys are all alike.  Gotta have 'em, though. -- Celia
Randell

Lily Catherine -- Every time one of us faces you, we come away glad to have survived.
-- Mungo Burke

Sabre -- Bingo is pouting, so you'll have to do without a personal from him today. --
Celia

Brother Jerome -- If I'd known I was going to fight you, I would have gone to bed
earlier last night.  Well, maybe I would, anyway.  That's the trouble with unpacking
boxes of books. -- Tania Park

Oliver -- My need was greater than yours, I think. -- Katerina Collin

9 February 10
All -- I know you all thought the old Wiz that is Fiz went off to die somewhere.
Well, I didn't.  Now I'm back to befuddle and frustrate you with my senseless
ramblings.  I look forward to reconnecting with all my old friends and enemies alike.
-- Fizban the Famous

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SNORKY was bested by TANIA PARK in a 3 minute master's Challenge fight.
BETTY was vanquished by BINGO LITTLE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
RATLER demolished LILY CATHERINE in a 1 minute uneven Title fight.
SABRE devastated MUNGO BURKE in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
BROTHER JEROME savagely defeated KUNG-FU MASTER in a 2 minute bloody match.
UNCLE BOB bested KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute duel.
FRAN BRAN overpowered KATERINA COLLIN in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
EARL outwaited FRATSFAN NOBLE in a slow 8 minute competition.
CELIA RANDELL viciously subdued MILDRED LEONA in a 2 minute expert vs. beginner melee.
OLIVER was overpowered by SERPENTITO in a 1 minute uneven duel.
ROSEBUD defeated ANONYMOUS in a action packed 5 minute novice's fight.
LAUGH TIL I CRY beat POLITE BEGGAR in a 2 minute novice's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -   4 -  0      67  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         AIMED BLOW         4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    30 -  15 -  1      67  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         TOTAL PARRY       20 -  11 -  0      65  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         SLASHING ATTACK   18 -  15 -  1      55  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -  17 -  0      47  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         WALL OF STEEL     12 -  19 -  2      39  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 574 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     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  2         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         2  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  1     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  2     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  RATLER 3055                12   2  1  124 SERPENT'S HOLD (178)
LUNGING ATTACK   SABRE 3026                 11   2  0  110 SERPENT'S HOLD (178)
SLASHING ATTACK  LILY CATHERINE 4154        18   6  3   93 FANDILS (75)
TOTAL PARRY      TANIA PARK 4117            23  20  0   92 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    FRAN BRAN 4157             12   8  0   59 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 
ROSEBUD 4176.  The ten other most popular fighters were CELIA RANDELL 4170, SNORKY 
4134, SERPENTITO 4177, LAUGH TIL I CRY 4186, BINGO LITTLE 4148, RATLER 3055, SABRE 
3026, BROTHER JEROME 4152, UNCLE BOB 4143, and FRAN BRAN 4157.

The least popular fighter this week was EARL 4174.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ANONYMOUS 4178, OLIVER 4175, KATERINA COLLIN 4172, MUNGO BURKE 4097, 
LILY CATHERINE 4154, BETTY 4149, MILDRED LEONA 4183, TANIA PARK 4117, FRAN BRAN 4157, 
and UNCLE BOB 4143.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

LILY CATHERINE (46-4154) FANDILS (75)