DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/25/2012    Duedate: 07/07/2012

ARDIVENT ARENA

DM-46    TURN-634

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

LONG BIGGAR
BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
(46-4228) [20-15-0,114]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

LONG BIGGAR                    ANTI-LEAP YEAR
BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)        THE 27 CLUB (374)
(46-4228) [20-15-0,114]        (46-4255) [4-2-0,45]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MARCI FOOTE                    JIMI HENDRIX
BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)        THE 27 CLUB (374)
(46-4202) [22-27-1,94]         (46-4251) [2-4-0,19]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. AZURE CLOUDS (183)          23
2. SUPERHEROS (379)            21BASH BROS. WAITRESS (351)
3. FANDILS (75)                19      Unchartered Team
4. THE 27 CLUB (374)            5
5. ERRATA (357)                 2      THE 27 CLUB (374)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 BASH BROS. WAITRES (351)  18   6  0 75.0   1/ 2 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)  10  5 0
 2/ 2 ERRATA (357)              46  27  0 63.0   2/ 1*THE 27 CLUB (374)         7  5 0
 3/ 3 FANDILS (75)             %1201 819 41 59.5   3/ 4 BASH BROS. WAITRES (351)  5  1 0
 4/ 7 SUPERHEROS (379)          10   7  0 58.8   4/ 3 AZURE CLOUDS (183)        5  4 0
 5- 5*EXOTIC BLADES (373)        4   3  1 57.1   5/ 8 SUPERHEROS (379)          4  2 0
 6/ 6 AZURE CLOUDS (183)        79  65  3 54.9   6/ 5 ERRATA (357)              3  1 0
 7/ 8*THE 27 CLUB (374)         12  14  0 46.2   7/ 7 FANDILS (75)              2  6 0
 8/ 9 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)  681 %1042 20 39.5   8- 6*EXOTIC BLADES (373)       1  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 349): IMA SLAYER of YOU PAY I SLAY (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 700): COWABUNGA! Of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 700): VLAD THE IMPALER of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 685): ROMO of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 687): WWC of WRESTLING (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 684): RAGDOLL of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 681): SEETHER of WENSINWASIN 5.5.2. (Khorvinus, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 682): PROFESSOR PUTT of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 645): LINAEA DEANE of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 642): JACK DANIELS of I C DRUNK PEOPLE (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 633): THE COOK MESSED UP of BASH BROS. WAITRESS
                                              (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 297): SAVAGE SNOWBALL of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 527): KUNG PAO KOLACTAN of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 250): POSITION IS EMPTY
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 585): BIKINI LINE of SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 649): YOU PAY I SLAY (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 700): BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 700): THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 685): MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 687): KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 684): ANDROID DUNGEON 010 (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 681): WRATHMEN (Kharadmon, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 682): ALL JACKED UP (Pat Sajak, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 645): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 642): WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 633): THE 27 CLUB (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 297): FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 527): WRATHMEN (Kharadmon, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 250): WRATHMEN XIV (Kharadmon, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 585): SUPERIOR FORCES et al (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 700): COWABUNGA! Of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
                               PARAGON of THE ASSEMBLY (Froot E. Bowl, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 700): VLAD THE IMPALER of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 685): GILLY MANDERSON of MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 686): TARANA STONE of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 683): WAIT of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 681): SEETHER of WENSINWASIN 5.5.2. (Khorvinus, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 681): EMERICA of RESCUE RANGERS II (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 645): LINAEA DEANE of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
              (turn 644): LORIS DEANE of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 297): SAVAGE SNOWBALL of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 250): RAPUNZEL of DARQUE FORCES V (Master Darque, mgr.)
                 (turn 249): SUGAR HILL GANG of RAP ATTACKS (Marma Duke, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Perhaps the only positive of being a waitress is that no matter where you go,
you'll always be able to find some kind of work.  Not only do we need food, but we
like food!  Perhaps the gladiatorial business has grown smaller over the years.  The
food business has not.  Yet the idea of an early retirement is appealing.  It may
take 18 weeks for me to get there, but the idea that I could up only have to work one
job is fantastic.  Beautiful, even.  And not having to kiss up to rude customers?!?
I'd never miss that.  I do like the nice repeat customers, though.
     Perhaps Marci Foot will come back in today...

The Cook Messed Up

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
ARDIVENT brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Later days, THE 27 CLUB, since 
BLUVALLEY WARRIORS took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  
SUPERHEROS turned their 2-0-0 turn into a 5th place rank in the listings this turn.  
Any better than this, and you get put on hit lists.  Of course, we're all terribly 
impressed to see WHAT WATER? win a fight and gain 17 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, 
VIOLENT ORANGE beat MARCI FOOTE and MARCI FOOTE lost 13 points.  You're breakin' my 
heart.  THE COOK MESSED UP challenged LONG BIGGAR for ARDIVENT's Title this turn, and 
guess what happened?  And it's out with the old, in with the new, as LONG BIGGAR 
takes the Title and last week's bar tab from the old Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  
Kickbacks and bribes, kickbacks and bribes, how else do you think some of these guys 
win their fights?  Skill?  Ha!   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.  ARDIVENT, I am losing what little hope I had in you.  
AZURE CLOUDS the most avoided team?  What insult will suffice, I cannot say.  And who 
led the way in this mass act of cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was 
FANDILS.  Ha ha ha ha!  Ooh, I'm frightfully impressed, CORBIN ROSS was this turn's 
most challenged warrior.  Watch that ego swell, sports fans.   
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  We're all going to die in the end, so why 
worry if the fate catches up with you sooner that later?   
     What does the ARDIVENT arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  Just wait 'till next time I show 
up here, I won't be so nice!  So nyaaah!  I see the crowds are getting restless, I 
must leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LONG BIGGAR 4228             20  15  0   114       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VIOLENT ORANGE 1893          14   7  2   107       AZURE CLOUDS (183)
 RON BURGUNDY 3974            10   4  0   101       ERRATA (357)
-BAXTER 3970                  13   9  0    99       ERRATA (357)
 MARCI FOOTE 4202             22  27  1    94       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE COOK MESSED UP 3919       9   3  0    90       BASH BROS. WAITRESS (351)
-SHELLEY ANN 4234              9  11  1    81       FANDILS (75)
 WHAT WATER? 3917              9   3  0    81       BASH BROS. WAITRESS (351)
 BLACK BILE 1868              17   7  0    71       AZURE CLOUDS (183)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CORBIN ROSS 4250              9   9  0    63       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
-CLARA ROSE 4256               6   1  1    57       FANDILS (75)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOUBERT KLEE 4249            12   6  0    49       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 ANTI-LEAP YEAR 4255           4   2  0    45       THE 27 CLUB (374)
 UNCLE JUNIOR 4300             3   6  0    42       FANDILS (75)
 IRVIN 4257                    5   7  0    34       FANDILS (75)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NO NAME 2933                  8   3  0    33       AZURE CLOUDS (183)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STORM 4306                    6   4  0    30       SUPERHEROS (379)
 NOVA 4308                     3   1  0    30       SUPERHEROS (379)
-AEON 4248                     2   0  0    25       EXOTIC BLADES (373)
-DEW 4216                      2   4  0    25       ERRATA (357)
 KURT COBAIN 4253              2   4  0    24       THE 27 CLUB (374)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SNUFFY 4263                   3   7  0    23       FANDILS (75)
 ARLENE ROSS 4302              6   4  0    22       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 JIMI HENDRIX 4251             2   4  0    19       THE 27 CLUB (374)
 JIM 4315                      4   1  0    14       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)
-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?
MORRISON 4316           0  1 0 THE 27 CLUB 374      SLAYER 4247           631  REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

The food in Ardivent has been messed up for some time, but we Fandils will have to
congratulate The Cook Messed Up once again for winning the DM Title.  We hope Assur
is eating this up.  (Not the food.) -- Fandil The Wise (and hungry)

All -- And I thought 0-3 was bad.  As the Fandils sink to 0-6, I have to wonder if I
am simply losing it. (sigh) -- WOF

Marci Foote -- Yeah, I know.  I challenged.  Well, enjoy the gift of having fought
me.  I am getting the feeling I should go find a good trade school. -- Shelley Ann

Arlene Ross -- You are too much woman for me.  I don't like women anyway.  They scare
me with their shrill voices and their sneaky ways.  Besides, you hurt me with that
weapon. -- Swirvin' Irvin (THE grey/gold striped Tabby)

No name -- YOU again?  I lose again?  The story of my life.  But I would like to say
that I think you are a mean meanie! -- Uncle Junior

"Uncle Junior -- Of course we're respectful.  You're so old and decrepit and all. --
Arlene Ross"  Not me, Arlene.  Not me.  Well, maybe a little.  But the boss?  Oh,
yeah. -- Uncle Junior

Sluggy -- The slipping continues.  Actually I am not so sure it is slippage, but
simply your better management.  3-3!  Kudos! -- Fandil The Wise (smiling to himself
as he thinks about how lousy Slugbait's proxied warriors will do in Philly.)

A salute to Assur, Slugbait and Jorja!  You guys are tearing me apart.  Credit is
due.  Well done. -- Fandil The Outmanaged And Not So Wise

     Now, if you were the Finance Manager, they might ask if that's a Credit LINE.

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

Uncle Junior -- What a bad match up for you.  I hope we meet again. -- No Name

Long Biggar -- A polite warrior lets his or her opponent parry or riposte.  So rude.
-- Black Bile

Fandil -- You have to give a mediocre dog his 3-3 bone. -- slugbait

Black Bile -- Probably.  I teach big ones, if you give me enough time to organize
them. -- Long Biggar

Vi Orange -- Think how much worse it would be if you were Adantri and wearing one of
those elaborate outfits they go for.  Even soaking in cold water and hand washing
won't get bloodstains out of that kind of thing. -- Marci Foote

Violent Orange -- For some reason, I confused you with blue.  I was *ready* for blue.
Not for the orange. -- Corbin Ross

Shelley Ann -- It's been one of THOSE days, okay?  I had no patience at all for a
fight. -- Marci Foote
P.S.  I'll get over it, once the temperature goes down.

Black Bile -- Ah, back for more skills, eh?  Not a problem. -- Long Biggar

What Water? -- Beats me.  I don't know what water, either.  Is there a selection of,
ah, designer waters? -- Joubert Klee

Irvin -- I wasn't sure the "can of tuna fish" defense would work, but it seems to
have done so.  Very interesting. -- Arlene Ross
P.S.  And FOUR skills.  I thank you.

Joubert Klee -- We call that 'mostly' good service. -- What Water?

Fandil -- Feel free to petition the commission to move my 'sandbagging' waitress
along early.  I don't think they'll listen, but I would welcome it.  Otherwise, don't
be surprised if she sits on the throne for most of her time left here on the red
sands.  It is strange to be running a team in an Andorian arena after so many years
in the Delarquan Federation.  Every turn requires me to double and triple check my
paperwork to ensure that I have followed the proper Andorian ways.  Not really that
fun, but I guess it works for some.  I also assume after you've settled into the
Andorian way, it doesn't require such diligence to avoid making mistakes. -- Assur

Slugbait -- Orange Juice has never appears so deadly.  I am not sure whether I should
fear your Juice's potency or laugh at the overperforming Piker.  With a 15% kill
ratio, I've so far kept with the former.  I've never been a fan of death, and I like
my waitresses. -- Assur

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

THE COOK MESSED UP was devastated by LONG BIGGAR in a 1 minute Challenge Title fight.
VIOLENT ORANGE vanquished MARCI FOOTE in a exciting 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
BLACK BILE savagely defeated CORBIN ROSS in a 2 minute bloody Challenge duel.
NO NAME was bested by JOUBERT KLEE in a popular 2 minute Challenge fight.
UNCLE JUNIOR demolished ARLENE ROSS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
RON BURGUNDY won victory over M. CHARDINEE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute fight.
WHAT WATER? savagely defeated KHALHUMS DWARF in a crowd pleasing 1 minute gory brawl.
IRVIN unbelievably bested JIMI HENDRIX in a action packed 7 minute melee.
KURT COBAIN lost to STORM in a popular 4 minute duel.
ANTI-LEAP YEAR vanquished AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
JIM was savagely defeated by NOVA in a popular 4 minute gory beginner's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -   7 -  0      61  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         AIMED BLOW        23 -  15 -  0      61  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -   5 -  0      58  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         LUNGING ATTACK    12 -  10 -  1      55  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         TOTAL PARRY       16 -  14 -  0      53  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK     9 -  10 -  0      47  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK   26 -  29 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 634 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-LUNGE        1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         1 -  3         4  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  2                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  LONG BIGGAR 4228           20  15  0  114 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
PARRY-STRIKE     VIOLENT ORANGE 1893        14   7  2  107 AZURE CLOUDS (183)
SLASHING ATTACK  RON BURGUNDY 3974          10   4  0  101 ERRATA (357)
AIMED BLOW       THE COOK MESSED UP 3919     9   3  0   90 BASH BROS. WAITRESS (351)
BASHING ATTACK   WHAT WATER? 3917            9   3  0   81 BASH BROS. WAITRESS (351)
WALL OF STEEL    BLACK BILE 1868            17   7  0   71 AZURE CLOUDS (183)
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 JIMI HENDRIX 4251.  The ten other most popular fighters were KURT COBAIN 
4253, JOUBERT KLEE 4249, NOVA 4308, WHAT WATER? 3917, VIOLENT ORANGE 1893, CORBIN 
ROSS 4250, RON BURGUNDY 3974, BLACK BILE 1868, LONG BIGGAR 4228, and UNCLE JUNIOR 
4300.

The least popular fighter this week was JIM 4315.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were IRVIN 4257, THE COOK MESSED UP 3919, STORM 4306, ARLENE ROSS 4302, NO 
NAME 2933, MARCI FOOTE 4202, ANTI-LEAP YEAR 4255, UNCLE JUNIOR 4300, LONG BIGGAR 
4228, and BLACK BILE 1868.