DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/28/2012    Duedate: 06/09/2012

ARDIVENT ARENA

DM-46    TURN-632

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

THE COOK MESSED UP
BASH BROS. WAITRESS (351)
(46-3919) [8-2-0,108]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

THE COOK MESSED UP             AEON
BASH BROS. WAITRESS (351)      EXOTIC BLADES (373)
(46-3919) [8-2-0,108]          (46-4248) [2-0-0,25]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MARCI FOOTE                    UNCLE JUNIOR
BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)        FANDILS (75)
(46-4202) [21-26-1,99]         (46-4300) [2-5-0,24]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

AZURE CLOUDS (183)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)     55
2. THE 27 CLUB (374)           28BASH BROS. WAITRESS (351)
3. BASH BROS. WAITRESS (351)   17      Unchartered Team
4. EXOTIC BLADES (373)         16
5. ERRATA (357)                 5      EXOTIC BLADES (373)

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)  15   5  0 75.0   1/ 1 AZURE CLOUDS (183)        7  3 0
 2- 3*YOU DON'T SAY! (377)       2   1  0 66.7   2/ 6 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)   6  9 0
 3/ 4 ERRATA (357)              45  27  0 62.5   3/ 4 BASH BROS. WAITRES (351)  5  1 0
 4/ 5 FANDILS (75)             %1199 816 41 59.5   4/ 5 ERRATA (357)              5  1 0
 5- 6 24 HOURS OF DOOM (298)    19  14  1 57.6   5/ 8*THE 27 CLUB (374)         5  4 0
 6/ 1*EXOTIC BLADES (373)        4   3  1 57.1   6- 3 24 HOURS OF DOOM (298)    5  5 0
 7/ 8 AZURE CLOUDS (183)        75  63  3 54.3   7/ 7*EXOTIC BLADES (373)       4  3 1
 8/ 9*SUPERHEROS (379)           6   7  0 46.2   8/ 2 FANDILS (75)              4  7 0
 9/11*THE 27 CLUB (374)          8  10  0 44.4   9- 9*YOU DON'T SAY! (377)      1  0 0
10/10 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)  676 %1037 20 39.5  10/10*SUPERHEROS (379)          0  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 348): PENNY of YOU PAY I SLAY (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 698): PARAGON of THE ASSEMBLY (Froot E. Bowl, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 698): VLAD THE IMPALER of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 683): ROMO of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisant, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 685): RINGWORM of WRESTLING (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 682): VOLDEMORT of SAY MY NAME (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 679): SEETHER of WENSINWASIN 5.5.2. (Khorvinus, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 680): DREAM OF DAY of RANDOM (JE, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 643): LINAEA DEANE of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 640): CIRCE of LADY OF THE MOON (LHI, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 631): SHELLEY ANN of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 295): SAVAGE SNOWBALL of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 525): KUNG PAO KOLACTAN of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 248): SUGAR HILL GANG of RAP ATTACKS (Marma Duke, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 583): COYOTE of BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (A-Sop, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 348): YOU PAY I SLAY (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 698): BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 698): THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 683): ARE YOU ? (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 685): TRIBE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 682): BASH BROS CAR (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 679): WRATHMEN (Kharadmon, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 680): RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 643): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 640): WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 631): AZURE CLOUDS (slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 296): FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 525): WRATHMEN (Kharadmon, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 249): WRATHMEN XIV (Kharadmon, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 583): SUPERIOR FORCES et al (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 698): BERLAM FOOTE of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
                   (turn 697): WOOF WOOF of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 685): RINGWORM of WRESTLING (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 680): DREAM OF DAY of RANDOM (JE, mgr.)
             (turn 679): GAZELLE HOUND of DOG DAY AFTERNOON (LHI, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 295): AREOPOLITE of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 248): SUGAR HILL GANG of RAP ATTACKS (Marma Duke, mgr.)
                 (turn 248): DIANGELIQUE of DARQUE FORCES V (Master Darque, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     I'm baaaaaacccckkkk!  I'll bet you didn't expect me, did you?  You all had your
bets on the highly skilled, massively sandbagged, Assur-led The Cook Messed Up,
didn't you?  Silly, silly, silly!  (My tricks were better than your tricks, Waitress
Gal.)
     This is my 3rd DM Title.  I am 3-2 in Throne Fights.  I am 2-1 with Marci Foote,
1-0 with The Cook Messed Up, and 0-1 with Dominion.  And nothing looks easy for my
next fight.  Oh, my!
     May the best warrior next be Duelmaster Of The Red Sands.  I pray that it be me.
                             Shelley DMIII

                                      SPY REPORT

     Thankyouthankyou.  It's great for me, The Unknown Spymaster to be back in 
ARDIVENT.  Hope you enjoy the show.  Oh, who am I kidding?  I already got paid!  For 
every winner there is a loser.  Speaking of losers, lets take a look at FANDILS, who 
went down to 2nd from 8th.  Life is tough.  Coming up with a solid 5-0-0 outing, 
BLUVALLEY WARRIORS has advanced 4 places in the rankings.  Advancing in the rankings 
was THE 27 CLUB who went from last turn's 5-9-0, to this week's record of 8-10-0.  
Hey everybody, watch out for LONG BIGGAR, who flew up 24 points in the rankings after 
mashing BLACK BILE like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  And falling like a 
basher in the top ten was BLACK BILE, who dropped 19 points after a disappointing (to 
say the least) bout with LONG BIGGAR.  The most challenged warrior this week was 
SHELLEY ANN.  If this keeps up, our Duelmaster's going to need more avoids!  Well 
here's a duelmaster that doesn't sit back and say 'Challenge me'!  SHELLEY ANN made a 
challenge against THE COOK MESSED UP this week.  In front of all the crowds, THE COOK 
MESSED UP took the Duelmaster's crown for hers own.  I give the bum two weeks.  Can 
you believe they are paying me 10 gold to deliver this stuff?   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the ARDIVENT arena.  Did you 
hear that ERRATA was most avoided team this week?  Well, knowing the personal hygiene 
of ERRATA's warriors, I'm not surprised!  Okay, so I may not be funny, but catch 
AZURE CLOUDS' act in the arena.  Those acrobats seem to be fairly deft at running 
from ERRATA.   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  Congrats to ANTI-LEAP YEAR for revenging the death of his 
teammate (but more importantly, feeding SLAYER a bit of dirt).  Remember:  alliances 
are great, but try and take your ally in the arena with you and see what happens.   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in ARDIVENT have no 
sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  Well, there goes another Spy 
Report.  Good luck in next week's fights.  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                  
 THE COOK MESSED UP 3919       8   2  0   108       BASH BROS. WAITRESS (351)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MARCI FOOTE 4202             21  26  1    99       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 BAXTER 3970                  13   9  0    99       ERRATA (357)
 RON BURGUNDY 3974             9   4  0    99       ERRATA (357)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LONG BIGGAR 4228             18  15  0    90       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 SHELLEY ANN 4234              9  10  1    88       FANDILS (75)
 VIOLENT ORANGE 1893          12   7  2    84       AZURE CLOUDS (183)
 CORBIN ROSS 4250              9   7  0    69       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLACK BILE 1868              16   6  0    66       AZURE CLOUDS (183)
-CLARA ROSE 4256               6   1  1    57       FANDILS (75)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHAT WATER? 3917              7   3  0    54       BASH BROS. WAITRESS (351)
 JOUBERT KLEE 4249            11   5  0    44       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NO NAME 2933                  7   2  0    31       AZURE CLOUDS (183)
 IRVIN 4257                    4   6  0    31       FANDILS (75)
-OOO OOO OOO 4281              2   1  0    30       YOU DON'T SAY! (377)
 AEON 4248                     2   0  0    25       EXOTIC BLADES (373)
 DEW 4216                      2   4  0    25       ERRATA (357)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 UNCLE JUNIOR 4300             2   5  0    24       FANDILS (75)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SNUFFY 4263                   3   7  0    23       FANDILS (75)
 ARLENE ROSS 4302              5   3  0    22       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 JIM 4315                      3   0  0    21       THE 27 CLUB (374)
 ANTI-LEAP YEAR 4255           2   2  0    20       THE 27 CLUB (374)
 STORM 4306                    4   4  0    16       SUPERHEROS (379)
 JIMI HENDRIX 4251             2   2  0    16       THE 27 CLUB (374)
-ZANTAK 4322                   1   0  0    16       24 HOURS OF DOOM (298)
-MAY 4317                      1   1  0    15       24 HOURS OF DOOM (298)
 KURT COBAIN 4253              1   3  0    13       THE 27 CLUB (374)
-ETERNITY 4244                 1   0  0    13       EXOTIC BLADES (373)
-SPIDERMAN 4303                1   0  0    12       SUPERHEROS (379)
 SLAYER 4247                   1   1  1     9       EXOTIC BLADES (373)
-RASTUS 4318                   1   1  0     9       24 HOURS OF DOOM (298)
-BLUE NOTE 4301                1   3  0     6       AZURE CLOUDS (183)
-FUTTERBINGER 4319             1   1  0     4       24 HOURS OF DOOM (298)
 NOVA 4308                     1   1  0     4       SUPERHEROS (379)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DA1 4245                0  1 0 EXOTIC BLADES 373    BANDIT PRINCE         632  NONE
DA2 4246                0  1 0 EXOTIC BLADES 373    BLACK ORC             632  NONE
MORRISON 4316           0  1 0 THE 27 CLUB 374      SLAYER 4247           631  JUST REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Exotic Blades -- That was a mighty fine point turn.  Clearly we should be avoiding
you. -- Fandil The Wise

Shelley -- I am proud of you, Duelmaster.  It has been a long, hard road back. --
Fandil The Wise

The Cook Messed Up -- Uh, well, somebody did. -- Shelley
P.S.  Where's MY tip?

Dew -- You brought your a-game and I am all wet.  Really wet! -- Irvin

Arlene -- My dear, I appreciate the respect you Rosses show your elders. -- Uncle
Junior

Slugbait -- Was that another 0-0?  This is easy. (wink) -- WOF
P.S.  Bum hip, sliced back, old age, etc, etc

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

May -- You were my final prep fight prior to the Philly Stockyards.  Thanks. --
Snuffy

All -- A LOT and high QUALITY of personal ads are making this a fun arena.  For such
a small group, we are going Ardivent proud.  Kudos to all. -- Fandil The Wise

Congrats, Shelly Anne, may your reign be long. -- slugbait

Marci -- I thought you would win that for sure but just in case I cranked down the
KD. -- less "Violent Orange" then usual

Storm -- You caught me by surprise and then I lucked out. -- No Name

Corbin -- Nothing gets my bile up more than broccoli or cauliflower. -- Black Bile

     No mystery there.

Fandil -- You would figure in a small arena we would match up now and then.  But, no.
Still 1-3. -- your pal -- sluggy

Shelley Ann -- I'll take average tips like that.  Not what I like to see, but so much
better than getting stiffed, especially when your service wasn't perfect, but it
really wasn't my fault!  I put your order in exactly as you gave it to me. -- The
Cook Messed Up

Joubert Klee -- Wow, I think that is the first time someone complimented me in front
of the boss on my performance.  Next time, I'll bring you water out sooner! -- What
Water?

The Fandils -- Ah, yes, the First Rule of Symptom Comparison:  Yours is always worse.
-- Arlene Ross

Clara Rose -- Cool?  In this heat?  Not very.  Just don't forget what we agreed, what
you would do in return for me losing. -- Joubert Klee

Lady Orange -- I have good insurance.  Which means, of course, that not only are my
expenses low, the insurers (Valamantis Life and Limb) see to it that my injuries are
not excessive.  It's expensive, but well worth it. -- Long Biggar

Black Bile -- Why, thank you.  We are widely known to be the best company, the most
socially ept, and Championship-class coversationalists. -- Corbin Ross

Bile -- Clears the tubes remarkably. -- Marci Foote

Violent Orange -- I look terrible in orange.  But the problem is that I look Much
Worse in blood red. -- Marci Foote

Uncle Junior -- Oh, my!  You are truly devastating.  I hope YOUR discs aren't
ruptured? -- Arlene Ross, thinking of shared activities

Baxter -- Huh, the error was getting out on the sands with you in the first place.  I
should've gotten a note from my mother and stayed home. -- Long Biggar

Black Bile -- Nothing seems to help, not even the very best bicarb. -- Corbin Ross
P.S.  Is this a case where the cook REALLY messed up?

What Water? -- Why ask me?  I never drink the stuff. -- Joubert Klee

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DA2 was butchered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
DA1 was slaughtered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
SHELLEY ANN was demolished by THE COOK MESSED UP in a 1 minute Challenge Title fight.
RON BURGUNDY viciously subdued KHALHUMS DWARF in a exciting 2 minute veteran's fight.
BAXTER devastated M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
VIOLENT ORANGE was bested by MARCI FOOTE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute master's match.
BLACK BILE was overpowered by LONG BIGGAR in a 2 minute gruesome uneven melee.
CORBIN ROSS vanquished HAPPY PEASANT in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
WHAT WATER? won victory over IRVIN in a 1 minute duel.
JOUBERT KLEE overpowered DEW in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
UNCLE JUNIOR was overcome by NO NAME in a popular 6 minute bout.
JIMI HENDRIX was luckily beaten by ARLENE ROSS in a 3 minute bloody match.
AEON overcame STORM in a exciting 5 minute contest.
SLAYER was demolished by ANTI-LEAP YEAR in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
KURT COBAIN overcame NOVA in a action packed 1 minute gory novice's conflict.
JIM bested POLITE BEGGAR in a tiresome 6 minute beginner's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         WALL OF STEEL      8 -   3 -  0      73  |
|AIMED BLOW                       6         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -   9 -  1      63  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         AIMED BLOW        20 -  13 -  0      61  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK   28 -  26 -  0      52  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         TOTAL PARRY       15 -  14 -  0      52  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   8 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK     7 -  12 -  0      37  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 632 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:

BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  2         4  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    5 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     
AIMED BLOW         4 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  3         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       THE COOK MESSED UP 3919     8   2  0  108 BASH BROS. WAITRESS (351)
STRIKING ATTACK  BAXTER 3970                13   9  0   99 ERRATA (357)
SLASHING ATTACK  RON BURGUNDY 3974           9   4  0   99 ERRATA (357)
PARRY-STRIKE     VIOLENT ORANGE 1893        12   7  2   84 AZURE CLOUDS (183)
WALL OF STEEL    BLACK BILE 1868            16   6  0   66 AZURE CLOUDS (183)
BASHING ATTACK   WHAT WATER? 3917            7   3  0   54 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 UNCLE JUNIOR 4300.  The ten other most popular fighters were RON BURGUNDY 
3974, AEON 4248, LONG BIGGAR 4228, JIMI HENDRIX 4251, KURT COBAIN 4253, THE COOK 
MESSED UP 3919, ARLENE ROSS 4302, BAXTER 3970, MARCI FOOTE 4202, and CORBIN ROSS 
4250.

The least popular fighter this week was JIM 4315.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were STORM 4306, SLAYER 4247, DEW 4216, DA1 4245, DA2 4246, NOVA 4308, NO 
NAME 2933, IRVIN 4257, BLACK BILE 1868, and JOUBERT KLEE 4249.