DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/16/2012    Duedate: 04/28/2012

ARDIVENT ARENA

DM-46    TURN-629

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DOMINATION
24 HOURS OF DOOM (298)
(46-3177) [11-3-1,110]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DOMINATION                     THE COOK MESSED UP
24 HOURS OF DOOM (298)         BASH BROS. WAITRESS (351)
(46-3177) [11-3-1,110]         (46-3919) [6-1-0,96]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MARCI FOOTE                    VIOLENT ORANGE
BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)        AZURE CLOUDS (183)
(46-4202) [20-24-1,96]         (46-1893) [10-6-2,64]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. FANDILS (75)                29
2. BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)     20      24 HOURS OF DOOM (298)
3. AZURE CLOUDS (183)          13      Unchartered Team
4. 24 HOURS OF DOOM (298)      11
5. BASH BROS. WAITRESS (351)    2BASH BROS. WAITRESS (351)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2*BASH BROS. WAITRES (351)  10   4  0 71.4   1/ 1 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)   8  7 0
 2/ 3*SUPERHEROS (379)           6   3  0 66.7   2/ 2 AZURE CLOUDS (183)        5  9 0
 3/ 6 24 HOURS OF DOOM (298)    14   9  1 60.9   3/ 4*BASH BROS. WAITRES (351)  4  2 0
 4/ 4 ERRATA (357)              40  26  0 60.6   4/ 7 FANDILS (75)              4  3 0
 5/ 5 FANDILS (75)             %1195 809 41 59.6   5/ 5 ERRATA (357)              3  3 0
 6/ 0 SERPENT'S HOLD (178)     393 312 32 55.7   6/ 8 24 HOURS OF DOOM (298)    2  0 0
 7/ 7 AZURE CLOUDS (183)        68  60  3 53.1   7/ 3*SUPERHEROS (379)          2  1 0
 8/ 8 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)  670 %1028 20 39.5   8/ 0 SERPENT'S HOLD (178)      0  3 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 347): AKANAH of STRANGE UNIVERSE (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 695): TAPIK of THE ASSEMBLY (Froot E. Bowl, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 695): FAITH of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 680): HOLM JOUBERT of MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 682): TARANA STONE of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 679): WAIT of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 676): SEETHER of WENSINWASIN 5.5.2. (Khorvinus, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 677): DREAM OF DAY of RANDOM (JE, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 640): COOLIN DUNN of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 637): STRAY CAT of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 628): DOMINATION of 24 HOURS OF DOOM (Kharadmon, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 294): ZOUM LA BOUSE of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 522): LILLY SCOOTER of WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 247): SUGAR HILL GANG of RAP ATTACKS (Marma Duke, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 580): SARINA of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 647): YOU PAY I SLAY (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 695): COLORIFIC (Purple People Eater, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 695): THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 680): MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 682): WRESTLING (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 679): ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 676): GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 677): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 640): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 637): WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 628): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 294): BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 522): WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 248): DARQUE FORCES V (Master Darque, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 580): SUPERIOR FORCES et al (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 346): NORM QUESHA of MIDDLE WAY 11 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 694): COWLICK of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 695): TIMMY of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
                          FLUKE of F WORDS (Centauri, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 679): ROBIN STORZ of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 248): DIANGELIQUE of DARQUE FORCES V (Master Darque, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     I can honestly say that having to submit a DM column was about the last thing I
expected!  Kharadmon, my mgr, just wanted to see if I was still capable of fighting
or if I'd become too fat and old for the arena life.  When he saw that I'd won the
title, all he did was start rubbing his temples with both hands, shaking his head and
muttering something about not needing the PPs... I was for tourneys... or something
along those lines.  But since I'm here, he'll not let me lose the throne due to
inactivity. 
     No challenge, no avoids.  If you want the throne, here I am.

                                          -- Domination

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of ARDIVENT!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Fortune did not smile upon 
SUPERHEROS this time out who this turn suffered a fall into 7th position in the wake 
of a 0-1-0 round.  Warriors--remember that glory waits always around the corner!  
Witness how this week FANDILS went 3-1-0 to move up 3 in the rankings.  UNCLE JUNIOR 
caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested DEW and 
was awarded 20 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, 
BAXTER put down SCALES, causing him to lose 9 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 DOMINATION himself.  This time out RON BURGUNDY made his 
bid for the throne as he challenged DOMINATION in an all out contest of skill for 
possession of the title!  Although RON BURGUNDY made a valiant effort, it did not 
suffice to topple the reign of victorious DOMINATION.  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.  My inside sources tell me that the team to beat in ARDIVENT 
these days is BLUVALLEY WARRIORS.  At least, most blades in town are looking to avoid 
them.  If you didn't look down dark alleys you'd have been hard pressed to find any 
of AZURE CLOUDS last week.  Busy avoiding BLUVALLEY WARRIORS?   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers 
the miserable with fortune but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  Sadly warriors, now longer can I keep thy 
company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  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                  
 DOMINATION 3177              11   3  1   110       24 HOURS OF DOOM (298)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SERPENTITO 4177              13  11  0   104       SERPENT'S HOLD (178)
 SHELLEY ANN 4234              8   8  1   100       FANDILS (75)
 MARCI FOOTE 4202             20  24  1    96       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 THE COOK MESSED UP 3919       6   1  0    96       BASH BROS. WAITRESS (351)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RON BURGUNDY 3974             7   4  0    86       ERRATA (357)
 BAXTER 3970                  11   9  0    85       ERRATA (357)
-CORAL 4188                   14   5  0    81       SERPENT'S HOLD (178)
 BLACK BILE 1868              14   5  0    77       AZURE CLOUDS (183)
 LONG BIGGAR 4228             17  13  0    67       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VIOLENT ORANGE 1893          10   6  2    64       AZURE CLOUDS (183)
 SCALES 4223                   9   9  0    64       SERPENT'S HOLD (178)
 CORBIN ROSS 4250              8   5  0    64       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GABBERT 4227                  3   1  0    47       SERPENT'S HOLD (178)
-CLARA ROSE 4256               5   1  1    44       FANDILS (75)
 WHAT WATER? 3917              4   3  0    43       BASH BROS. WAITRESS (351)
 JOUBERT KLEE 4249            10   3  0    36       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IRVIN 4257                    4   3  0    27       FANDILS (75)
 UNCLE JUNIOR 4300             1   3  0    24       FANDILS (75)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NO NAME 2933                  4   2  0    22       AZURE CLOUDS (183)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ARLENE ROSS 4302              3   2  0    15       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 DEW 4216                      1   3  0    14       ERRATA (357)
 STORM 4306                    4   1  0    13       SUPERHEROS (379)
 SNUFFY 4263                   2   7  0    13       FANDILS (75)
-SPIDERMAN 4303                1   0  0    12       SUPERHEROS (379)
-NOVA 4308                     1   0  0     8       SUPERHEROS (379)
-BLUE NOTE 4301                1   3  0     6       AZURE CLOUDS (183)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
ROCKSOUND 2090          2  5 0 AZURE CLOUDS 183     STONE GOLEM           629  NONE
STING 4243              0  1 0 SERPENT'S HOLD 178   HIGH ELF              629  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

I guess The Commission did not like either my ads or my strategies last turn.  The
cretins discriminated against the elderly and cost The Fandils a Duelmaster and who
knows what all.  Arghhhhh! -- Fandil The Wise (and disappointed)

Slugbait -- You are, indeed, on the comeback trail. -- WOF

All -- The Commission stripped me of my Title. I'm surprised they didn't strip me of
more, the witches! -- Shelley (sobbingly)

Congratulations to Domination, a dominating Duelmaster. -- Fandil The Wise

Domination -- I waaaaaaaaaant YOU! -- Shelley (with exaggerated bump and grind)

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

No Name -- What a lucky match up for you. -- no name

Arelene -- I'm a little shocked you had as much trouble putting me away as you did.
-- Blue Note

Ron -- Hmmmm.  Bad for me, good for you. -- Violent

Short Smaller -- ? -- Bile

Storm -- Sure wish I could have hit you. -- rocksound

Fandil -- Running away already?  Still 1-3. -- slugbait

Arelene -- I'm tired of fighting you every turn.  Rock is off to the DA. -- Slugbait

Longer Bigger -- I'd rather be a winner then feminine.  Rip I'll do. -- Violent

The Cook Messed Up -- Serving what?  If you're the cook, got news for you, there
won't be a "much better place" until you learn your way around the kitchen. -- Corbin
Ross

The Cook Messed Up -- Oh, is that what happened?  Good to know.  I thought I was
just, um, provincial or something not to be comfortable with deep fried pickles and,
um, whatever that other thing was.  Shoe leather steak? -- Marci Foote

Black Bile -- That's... vile. -- Long Biggar

If that Merchant were truly Honest, he wouldn't have been devastated by my
accusation. -- Corbin Ross
P.S.  Because I had facts, you know.  Devastating facts.

What Water? -- Yeah!  (gasp, choke)  What WAS that stuff? -- Joubert Klee

Blue Note -- More of a delicate lavendar, I think. -- Arlene Ross

Marci Foote -- Thanks for not taking the cook's mistake out on my tip. -- The Cook
Messed Up

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ROCKSOUND was dealt death by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
STING was murdered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
RON BURGUNDY was overpowered by DOMINATION in a 1 minute Challenge Title duel.
BLACK BILE was savagely defeated by MARCI FOOTE in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
IRVIN bested ARLENE ROSS in a 2 minute veteran vs. amateur Challenge duel.
NO NAME outlasted STORM in a unpopular 15 minute Challenge brawl.
SHELLEY ANN defeated VETERAN MERCENARY in a action packed 1 minute gruesome melee.
SCALES was vanquished by BAXTER in a action packed 1 minute one-sided duel.
LONG BIGGAR was vanquished by THE COOK MESSED UP in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
VIOLENT ORANGE viciously subdued GABBERT in a popular 3 minute brutal bout.
WHAT WATER? was demolished by CORBIN ROSS in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
JOUBERT KLEE devastated SNUFFY in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
DEW was devastated by UNCLE JUNIOR in a 1 minute mismatched bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         LUNGING ATTACK    13 -   7 -  1      65  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   4 -  0      64  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK   31 -  19 -  0      62  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         AIMED BLOW        12 -   8 -  0      60  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         TOTAL PARRY       10 -  13 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK     2 -   8 -  0      20  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 629 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-STRIKE       1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         2 -  3         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    5 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  2         3  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   DOMINATION 3177            11   3  1  110 24 HOURS OF DOOM (298)
AIMED BLOW       THE COOK MESSED UP 3919     6   1  0   96 BASH BROS. WAITRESS (351)
SLASHING ATTACK  RON BURGUNDY 3974           7   4  0   86 ERRATA (357)
STRIKING ATTACK  BAXTER 3970                11   9  0   85 ERRATA (357)
WALL OF STEEL    BLACK BILE 1868            14   5  0   77 AZURE CLOUDS (183)
PARRY-STRIKE     VIOLENT ORANGE 1893        10   6  2   64 AZURE CLOUDS (183)
BASHING ATTACK   WHAT WATER? 3917            4   3  0   43 BASH BROS. WAITRESS (351)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MARCI FOOTE 4202.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was VIOLENT ORANGE 1893.  The ten other most popular fighters were ROCKSOUND 
2090, MARCI FOOTE 4202, DOMINATION 3177, SHELLEY ANN 4234, BAXTER 3970, GABBERT 4227, 
THE COOK MESSED UP 3919, RON BURGUNDY 3974, IRVIN 4257, and CORBIN ROSS 4250.

The least popular fighter this week was NO NAME 2933.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were STORM 4306, DEW 4216, SNUFFY 4263, WHAT WATER? 3917, SCALES 4223, STING 
4243, LONG BIGGAR 4228, ARLENE ROSS 4302, BLACK BILE 1868, and UNCLE JUNIOR 4300.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

DOMINATION (46-3177) 24 HOURS OF DOOM (298)