DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/24/2012    Duedate: 01/05/2013

ARDIVENT ARENA

DM-46    TURN-647

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

UNCLE JUNIOR
FANDILS (75)
(46-4300) [11-9-0,117]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

UNCLE JUNIOR                   POSITION IS EMPTY
FANDILS (75)                   
(46-4300) [11-9-0,117]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

JIMI HENDRIX                   ROBERT JOHNSON
THE 27 CLUB (374)              THE 27 CLUB (374)
(46-4251) [6-9-0,73]           (46-4346) [0-1-0,11]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

FANDILS (75)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE 27 CLUB (374)           42
2. AZURE CLOUDS (183)          31BASH BROS. WAITRESS (351)
3. FANDILS (75)                20      Unchartered Team
4. BASH BROS. WAITRESS (351)  -14
5. BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)    -40      TEAM GREED (264)

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)  29  17  0 63.0   1/ 1 FANDILS (75)              8  1 0
 2/ 2 FANDILS (75)             %1230 832 42 59.7   2/ 5 AZURE CLOUDS (183)        6  4 0
 3/ 3 AZURE CLOUDS (183)        94  75  3 55.6   3/ 2 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)   6  9 1
 4/ 4 THE 27 CLUB (374)         40  38  0 51.3   4/ 3 THE 27 CLUB (374)         5  8 0
 5/ 5 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)  713 %1075 22 39.9   5/ 4 BASH BROS. WAITRES (351)  2  2 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 356): PORT-A-FORTRESS of THE CHOSEN (?, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 713): FENCHURCH of THE HITCHHIKERS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 713): REUNITED of WU-TANG FOREVER (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 698): MEDAN QUIZZAR of MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 700): SCENARIO of TRIBE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 697): FLAT TIRE of BAS BROS CAR (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 694): SCALES of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 695): PANAMA JACK of ALL JACKED UP (Pat Sajak, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 658): PRINCESS BUBBLEGUM of ADVENTURE TIME 2 (The Muffin Man)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 655): JEHAN of FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 646): UNCLE JUNIOR of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 303): JASMIN of JADE WARRIORS (Brandon Massingale, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 540): KUNG PAO KOLACTAN of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 257): SINCEMILLA of WRATHMEN XIV (Kharadmon, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 598): KHRISTOPHER of WRATHMEN (Kharadmon, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 356): MIDDLE WAY 11 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 713): COLORIFIC (Purple People Eater, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 713): WU-TANG FOREVER (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 698): MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 700): TRIBE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 697): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 694): GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 695): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 658): RANDOM (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 655): FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 646): FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 303): WAH CHING (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 540): WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 257): PIZZA TOPPINGS (?, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 597): SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 713): RED-EYE of COLORIFIC (Purple People Eater, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 713): REUNITED of WU-TANG FOREVER (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 695): SENATOR SMITH of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
             (turn 694): HONORABLE HAFALE of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 655): JEHAN of FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 645): SHELLEY ANN of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 303): JASMIN of JADE WARRIORS (Brandon Massingale, mgr.)
                            LI KUI of WAH CHING (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 256): DANNY HEATLEY of OTTAWA SENATORS (Crip, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Usually the Duelmaster takes this time and column to brag or one-up or
castigate, or thank.  But, in the spirit of the holiday season, emotional Fandil The
Wise is helping me write this and he wants to give tribute to those for whom we five
current Fandils are named.
     Uncle Junior  (ME!) -- represents George J. Miller, the eldest brother of The
Consortium's mother.  George, nicknamed Junior as he was a George Jr. to Grandpa
Miller.  Junior's son, Mike, was best friend and cousin to the boss.
     Snuffy -- Earl W. Smith was nicknamed Snuffy by his fellow truckdrivers.  For 30
years, The Consortium's dad drove over-the-road trucks for Cannelton Sewer Pipe,
later Cantex.  He was a non-drinking, non-cursing, non-smoking good guy, who, as his
alter-ego, was a union organizer for The Teamsters.
     Irvin -- one of the two current inside household cats for Mr. And Mrs.
Consortium.  (Beatrice is the other.)  Irvin is named after Mrs. Consortium's father
-- Caspar Irvin.  (Beatrice is named after Mr.Consortium's mother -- Anna Beatrice.)
Irvin is a big (16.5 pound) gray tabby, who can jump and swirv with the best of them.
     Clara Rose is grandchild number two for The Consortium.  She and Max (number
one) are the apples of grandpa's eye.  Clara is named after two Consortium family
members -- Grandma Clara (Consortium's grandma on his dad's side) and Sharon Rose.
(Mrs. Consortium's birth name was Sharon Rose Hagedorn.)
     Shelley Ann, who just graduated to ADM, is The Consortium's little sister.  He
has a sister six years younger and a brother, Mark, sixteen years younger.  Shelley
Ann is a wonderful woman who has worked 30 years at Lincoln Hills Nursing Home, where
The Consortium's mother resides in a room right across from Shelley's office.
     Joy to the world and good will to all.
                           Uncle Junior DMI

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, friends and fiends, welcome to your friendly neighborhood spyreport.  
I doubt ARDIVENT will ever be the same.  AZURE CLOUDS stable has parlayed this turn's 
4-1-0 into a 3 space move up the rankings.  This brings them up to 2nd place.  Good 
work, guys!  And let's see, KURT COBAIN fought JOUBERT KLEE and gained 25 points and 
contributed to THE 27 CLUB's 2-3-0.  JOUBERT KLEE has lost to KURT COBAIN, falling 22 
points, while helping make BLUVALLEY WARRIORS a 1-4-0 turn.  Defending his title for 
another turn, UNCLE JUNIOR kept THE 27 CLUB's warrior, ANTI-LEAP YEAR, from claiming 
the throne.  By the way, was that our Duelmaster that I saw last night, cramped under 
the table at The Seaside Manor?   
     I tell you, a green quarterstaff lasts longer than a seasoned sapling.  A basher 
friend of mine assures me this is true.  THE 27 CLUB has cause to stand tall, as they 
were ARDIVENT's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to beat.  
And guess who avoided THE 27 CLUB stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was 
FANDILS.  Anyone surprised?  Well, sports fans, take notice that WHAT WATER? from 
BASH BROS. WAITRESS was ARDIVENT's most challenged warrior this turn.  SNUFFY from 
FANDILS took a risk this turn by bravely challenging up 26 points in a challenge 
against WHAT WATER?.  And now nobody knows where WHAT WATER? is right now, after 
giving SNUFFY 19 points worth of recognition.  As quiet chuckles rise behind me.  
BLUE NOTE of AZURE CLOUDS had better have a good reason for challenging down 9 points 
in a challenge which she won.  I thought BLUE NOTE showed great skill and promise 
when she won victory over TRIA SKATHACH.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big 
deal!   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  We'd like to remind certain teams 
not to rob the graves of their enemies.  You know who you are; and it's considered 
rude.   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  Well, I'm burning daylight here in ARDIVENT and I've a long road ahead of 
me.  Happy Trails.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to paper-- Alarond the 
Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 UNCLE JUNIOR 4300            11   9  0   117       FANDILS (75)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SNUFFY 4263                  11   8  0    92       FANDILS (75)
 KURT COBAIN 4253              9  10  0    92       THE 27 CLUB (374)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLACK BILE 1868              21  10  0    89       AZURE CLOUDS (183)
 WHAT WATER? 3917             13  12  0    85       BASH BROS. WAITRESS (351)
-CLARA ROSE 4256               8   3  1    76       FANDILS (75)
 JIMI HENDRIX 4251             6   9  0    73       THE 27 CLUB (374)
 CORBIN ROSS 4250             16  15  0    71       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 ANTI-LEAP YEAR 4255          13   6  0    71       THE 27 CLUB (374)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOUBERT KLEE 4249            17  14  0    68       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IRVIN 4257                   11  12  1    66       FANDILS (75)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ARLENE ROSS 4302             13  10  0    49       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 NO NAME 2933                 10   5  0    44       AZURE CLOUDS (183)
 JIM 4315                     10   8  0    38       THE 27 CLUB (374)
 BLUE NOTE 4301                5   4  0    38       AZURE CLOUDS (183)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FINGERS BROOKE 4345           7   4  2    31       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TRIA SKATHACH 4347            4   4  0    22       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
-FLIRTING AT TABLE 4353        2   0  0    22       BASH BROS. WAITRESS (351)
 BLOOD ORANGE 4354             2   0  0    17       AZURE CLOUDS (183)
 CUMULUS BLUES 4324            1   1  0    14       AZURE CLOUDS (183)
 ROBERT JOHNSON 4346           0   1  0    11       THE 27 CLUB (374)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Slugbait -- Wow!  My Fandils go a surprising 4-0!?  Where were the random Azure
Clouds when I needed them? -- Fandil The Facetiously Wise

Uncle Junior -- Kudos to you, Champ and Duelmaster.  George Miller would have been
proud. -- Fandil The Wise (giving tribute to his oldest and deceased uncle)

Fingers Brooke -- You had to go and break the streak, didn't you?  It must be that
bloodthirsty manager of yours!  The Red Sands are again red. -- Fandil The Wise

Azzur -- Flirting At The Table is not a basher?  What are you doing running THAT
style?  Manager would be so proud. -- Fandil The Wise (or wise-acre)

Arlene Ross -- I just love shopping with you.  Now I can afford more shoes! -- Clara
Rose

Jimi Hendrix -- I chill swirvin' to your music. -- Swirvin' irvin

Kurt Cobain -- Y'all done drunk ta much 'shine, yup?  Gotts take 'em slow'n easy,
y'hear? -- Snuffy

Corbin Ross -- I am one lucky uncle! -- Uncle Junior

Arlene -- Sense?  Those controlling humans that provide my food, water, warmth,
affection and sometimes medicine MAKE me stay in!  I used to be an outside cat livin'
an adventurous, but somewhat scrawny life, and then I got sucked in to the house.  I
get a little screen-porch action now and then, but that's about it. -- Irvin,
sometimes too sad to swirv

Health.  Humility.  Honor.  And Happy New Year to all. -- Fandil The Wise and The
Fandils

Jim -- Such a sad performance on my part that I almost went to the DA. -- No Name

Joubert Klee -- Don't rise my Bile. -- Black

Anti-Leap Year -- Sorry for not bringing that water.  I remembered afterwards that
you did ask for it. -- What Water?

Uncle Junior -- Perhaps you could serve ME this week! -- What Water?

Snuffy -- I did notice the 'shine.  On your nose.  Snuffy the Red-Nosed Gladiator? --
Corbin Ross

What Water? -- The yo-yo effect. -- Corbin Ross

Uncle Junior -- Moderately annoying. -- Corbin Ross

Clara Rose -- Show-off! -- Arlene Ross

Black Bile -- I whitewashed you today. -- Joubert Klee

Beggars!  Disgusting. -- Fingers Brooke and Tria Skathach

ALL -- MERRY CHRISTMAS, HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL IN ALASTARI!!!
May your year end in peace and the new year hold great things for you and your
families. -- Gentleben (Sunset-21, Morya-28, Arvat-32 and Talahya-100)

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SNUFFY unbelievably bested WHAT WATER? in a 3 minute master's Challenge fight.
BLACK BILE handily defeated CORBIN ROSS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
NO NAME viciously subdued JIM in a unpopular 21 minute gory Challenge brawl.
BLUE NOTE defeated TRIA SKATHACH in a 3 minute Challenge match.
CUMULUS BLUES was unbelievably bested by FINGERS BROOKE in a 1 minute Challenge brawl.
UNCLE JUNIOR devastated ANTI-LEAP YEAR in a 1 minute mismatched Title match.
JOUBERT KLEE was handily defeated by KURT COBAIN in a 1 minute gruesome uneven fight.
IRVIN slimly lost to KUNG-FU MASTER in a 2 minute duel.
JIMI HENDRIX vanquished ARLENE ROSS in a 1 minute uneven fight.
BLOOD ORANGE slimly won victory over ROBERT JOHNSON in a popular 4 minute fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         TOTAL PARRY       14 -   5 -  0      74  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -   8 -  0      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         WALL OF STEEL      8 -   7 -  0      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    14 -  13 -  2      52  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         AIMED BLOW        17 -  16 -  0      52  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   16 -  16 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   8 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 647 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     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  2         3  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  3         2  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  UNCLE JUNIOR 4300          11   9  0  117 FANDILS (75)
TOTAL PARRY      SNUFFY 4263                11   8  0   92 FANDILS (75)
WALL OF STEEL    BLACK BILE 1868            21  10  0   89 AZURE CLOUDS (183)
BASHING ATTACK   WHAT WATER? 3917           13  12  0   85 BASH BROS. WAITRESS (351)
SLASHING ATTACK  ANTI-LEAP YEAR 4255        13   6  0   71 THE 27 CLUB (374)
AIMED BLOW       ARLENE ROSS 4302           13  10  0   49 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is JIMI HENDRIX 4251.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was ROBERT JOHNSON 4346.  The ten other most popular fighters were WHAT WATER? 
3917, BLUE NOTE 4301, BLOOD ORANGE 4354, TRIA SKATHACH 4347, KURT COBAIN 4253, JIMI 
HENDRIX 4251, BLACK BILE 1868, CUMULUS BLUES 4324, FINGERS BROOKE 4345, and UNCLE 
JUNIOR 4300.

The least popular fighter this week was JIM 4315.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were NO NAME 2933, ARLENE ROSS 4302, IRVIN 4257, JOUBERT KLEE 4249, 
ANTI-LEAP YEAR 4255, CORBIN ROSS 4250, SNUFFY 4263, UNCLE JUNIOR 4300, FINGERS BROOKE 
4345, and CUMULUS BLUES 4324.