DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/17/2010    Duedate: 05/29/2010

ARDIVENT ARENA

DM-46    TURN-579

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BROTHER JEROME
FANDILS (75)
(46-4152) [24-4-0,113]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BROTHER JEROME                 POSITION IS EMPTY
FANDILS (75)                   
(46-4152) [24-4-0,113]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BETTY                          RATLER
DEATHTONGUE (89)               SERPENT'S HOLD (178)
(46-4149) [17-17-0,88]         (46-3055) [13-4-1,96]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

FANDILS (75)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SERPENT'S HOLD (178)        20
2. FANDILS (75)                10      FANDILS (75)
3. DEATHTONGUE (89)             7      Unchartered Team
4. BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)     -1
                                       DARQUE FORCES (290)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 FANDILS (75)             %1062 736 38 59.1   1/ 1 FANDILS (75)             13  2 1
 2/ 2 DEATHTONGUE (89)         %1253 930 59 57.4   2/ 2 DEATHTONGUE (89)          9  6 1
 3/ 3 SERPENT'S HOLD (178)     334 272 28 55.1   3/ 4 SERPENT'S HOLD (178)      5  4 0
 4/ 4 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)  560 896 17 38.5   4/ 3 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)   2 13 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 322): CONFIDENCE of CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 645): GRAY MATTER of COLORIFIC (Purple People Eater, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 645): YELLOW DOG of THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 630): ELDON KREE of MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 633): EARTH QUAKE of DISASTER (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 629): COL. MUSTARD of GOTTA GET A CLUE (?, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 629): PASCELLA of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 627): TYPHON of STEEL BLADES (Madwand, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 590): CARINEA LINZ of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 587): THE WAIT of THE PLAGUE (Reaper, mgr)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 578): BROTHER JEROME of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 269): ZOUM LA BOUSE of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 474): YALO TACTSIE of WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 223): BIG DADDY KANE of RAP ATTACKS (?, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 530): THE PINK RANGER of SUPERIOR FORCES X (Manager, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 322): Z GLADIATORS (Z Man, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 645): BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 645): F WORDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 630): MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 633): PIRATE'S COVE (?, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 629): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 629): GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 627): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 590): CAPTAIN PLANET (?, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 587): THE PLAGUE (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 578): FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 269): PYROMANIA (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 474): WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 223): DARK AS DAY (?, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 530): SUPERIOR FATHER et al (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 645): GRAY MATTER of COLORIFIC (Purple People Eater, mgr.)
                               KHAKI KRAIT of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
              CITY (turn 644): CINDERELLA MAN of IMMORTALS (Dartor, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 632): WILD FIRE of DISASTER (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 627): SPUD of RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
             (turn 626): SENATOR WILEY of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 586): HARBINGER OF WOE of THE PLAGUE (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 578): SABRE of SERPENT'S HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 223): BIG DADDY KANE of RAP ATTACKS (?, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     I sure hope I can become a Lord Protector soon--like that Sabre.  It is time for
me to go on to bigger and better things.  I hear the bread and water are finer and
more plentiful on The Isle.  I like my food.  Perhaps that will be my downfalling?  I
will have to spend extra time in meditation at the chapel to help dispel that cancer
of gluttony.
     We Fandils were proud of our 5-0 this past turn, but the unintentional death of
Mungo Burke at Uncle Bob's hands certainly put a damper on any celebration.  The
Mungo was a great guy.  Go in peace, Mungo.
     I am here for the taking.  I would like to make it five titles and then on to
The Big Time after next turn.  Come and get me.

            Brother Jerome DMIV

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of ARDIVENT!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  SERPENTITO caught the eye of many in 
the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested YVONNE and was awarded 14 points 
in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, SERPENTITO put down YVONNE, 
causing her to lose 12 points of recognition in the process.  As is fitting, the most 
sought after warrior on the challenge boards this week was none other than Duelmaster 
BROTHER JEROME himself.  Unwilling to wait upon the will of others, Duelmaster 
BROTHER JEROME challenged TANIA PARK last week in a match to decide the fate of the 
throne.  Not for nothing has BROTHER JEROME in the past laid claim to the 
Duelmaster's throne, and this week he's proven his combat skill yet again.  
Informants "close" to the city champion have told me that he never fights without 
pantyhose on beneath his armor.  Watch out!   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city ARDIVENT.  ARDIVENT, city of gladiators!  Mighty among the names of thy 
guilds is DEATHTONGUE, a guild shunned and avoided by many in the weekly duels.  
Apparently the stalwarts of FANDILS are catching the bulk of jests down at the 
challenging board for their large share of the avoids.   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  The warrior's path is harsh.  For 
mediocrity there is but one reward--death.  This past week CELIA RANDELL, at 7-10-2, 
departed ARDIVENT forever.  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers the miserable 
with fortune but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     The girls are as pretty in ARDIVENT as ever I remembered them....and the 
fighters as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  Sadly warriors, now longer can I 
keep thy company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  Till 
we meet again, remember:  a turtle walks slow, hides head in a shell, and harms no 
one; a lion runs to slay its prey.-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BROTHER JEROME 4152          24   4  0   113       FANDILS (75)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SNORKY 4134                  20  21  1   110       DEATHTONGUE (89)
 UNCLE BOB 4143               15  17  2   109       FANDILS (75)
 TANIA PARK 4117              24  24  0    96       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 RATLER 3055                  13   4  1    96       SERPENT'S HOLD (178)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BETTY 4149                   17  17  0    88       DEATHTONGUE (89)
 BINGO LITTLE 4148            16  19  1    80       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROSEBUD 4176                  7   1  1    66       DEATHTONGUE (89)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EARL 4174                    10   0  0    56       FANDILS (75)
 FRAN BRAN 4157               13  12  0    51       DEATHTONGUE (89)
-IRONWOLF 274                  5   1  0    42       BARBARIAN HORDE (47)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SERPENTITO 4177               3   3  0    29       SERPENT'S HOLD (178)
 MILDRED LEONA 4183            5   1  0    28       FANDILS (75)
 OLIVER 4175                   4   6  0    25       DEATHTONGUE (89)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KATERINA COLLIN 4172          4  10  0    22       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
-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)
 YVONNE 4189                   2   2  0    16       FANDILS (75)
-WEASEL 273                    4   2  0    15       BARBARIAN HORDE (47)
 KEELBACK 4190                 1   0  0    10       SERPENT'S HOLD (178)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CORAL 4188                    0   1  0     7       SERPENT'S HOLD (178)
 MERRILEE BURKE 4191           0   1  0     1       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
CELIA RANDELL 4170      7 10 2 BLUVALLEY WARRIOR 74 ROSEBUD 4176          579   
MUNGO BURKE 4097       17 34 0 BLUVALLEY WARRIOR 74 UNCLE BOB 4143        578   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Congratulations to Lord Protector Sabre.  Well done. -- Fandil The Wise

Tania -- Patience is a virtue, they say. -- Brother Jerome

Oh, no!  Mungo!  I did not mean to kill you!  I am sorry, sorry, sorry.  I now wish I
had not challenged you. -- Uncle Bob

Bluvalley Warriors -- May the great Mungo Burke fight well in that great arena in the
sky.  We will miss him. -- WOF and The Fandils

Fran Bran -- We sure burned up the court with lots of volleying, didn't we?  I hope
you are okay and recover shortly. -- Earl

Trustworthy Scribe -- Thanks again. -- Yvonne

Coral, Coral, Coral, you tried to fool me didn't you?  At least you got to go to the
tournament and get some "development."  I had to stay home.  Boring. -- Mildred Leona

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

Okay, I suck at personals lately... -- Technogeek

Ratler -- Grrrr. -- Snorky

Earl -- Man, you are DULL! -- Fran

Katerina -- Thanks for the win and the nice skills. -- Oliver

Brother Jerome -- That wasn't very brotherly of you.  I mean, sure, you had to do
your best, but you did NOT do your best to teach me stuff.  That's what a brother
should do: teach stuff to his sister.  Get with it. -- Tania Park

Uncle Bob -- I was still using those ribs, you know. -- Ghost of Mungo Burke
P.S.  Low con strikes again.  Or is struck again, maybe.  Of course, the two head
blows that preceded the smash to the chest didn't help much.
P.P.S.  Proof, if anybody wanted it, that fifty fights, which I had before Uncle Bob
got his hands on me, do not guarantee graduation.

Sabre -- Sorry, old chap, but I just wasn't up for my best efforts today.  Losing
Mungo, what?  A shock.  He was like an older brother to me. -- Bingo Little

Serpentito -- Little and slippery!  I have a feeling that won't be so (relatively)
easy next time. -- Celia Randell

Oliver -- Wow, talk about greedy!  The win, four skills, two ratings, and all you
gave me in return was a measely one skill and rating?  Ouch. -- Katerina Collin

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

A salute to Ardivent's tourney participants, also. -- Jorja and the Bluvalley
Warriors

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BROTHER JEROME outwaited TANIA PARK in a 14 minute master's Challenge Title fight.
SERPENTITO subdued YVONNE in a 1 minute Challenge melee.
UNCLE BOB demolished BETTY in a 1 minute uneven fight.
SNORKY slimly won victory over RATLER in a popular 2 minute brutal veteran's contest.
SABRE devastated BINGO LITTLE in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
ROSEBUD assassinated CELIA RANDELL in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
FRAN BRAN was unbelievably bested by EARL in a popular 12 minute gruesome competition.
OLIVER was vanquished by VISITING ORC in a 1 minute uneven duel.
MILDRED LEONA won victory over KATERINA COLLIN in a 3 minute fight.
KEELBACK vanquished MERRILEE BURKE 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|
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         TOTAL PARRY       25 -  11 -  0      69  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         BASHING ATTACK     8 -   5 -  1      62  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         STRIKING ATTACK   18 -  12 -  1      60  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    20 -  15 -  0      57  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK   13 -  15 -  0      46  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         WALL OF STEEL     10 -  21 -  0      32  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         AIMED BLOW         0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 579 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      BROTHER JEROME 4152        24   4  0  113 FANDILS (75)
STRIKING ATTACK  RATLER 3055                13   4  1   96 SERPENT'S HOLD (178)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    FRAN BRAN 4157             13  12  0   51 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 
RATLER 3055.  The ten other most popular fighters were FRAN BRAN 4157, KATERINA 
COLLIN 4172, SNORKY 4134, SERPENTITO 4177, UNCLE BOB 4143, KEELBACK 4190, ROSEBUD 
4176, MILDRED LEONA 4183, YVONNE 4189, and BETTY 4149.

The least popular fighter this week was TANIA PARK 4117.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BROTHER JEROME 4152, EARL 4174, MERRILEE BURKE 4191, OLIVER 4175, CELIA 
RANDELL 4170, BINGO LITTLE 4148, BETTY 4149, YVONNE 4189, MILDRED LEONA 4183, and 
ROSEBUD 4176.

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

SABRE (46-3026) SERPENT'S HOLD (178)