DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/08/2013    Duedate: 07/20/2013

ARDIVENT ARENA

DM-46    TURN-661

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CLARA ROSE
FANDILS (75)
(46-4256) [14-5-1,106]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CLARA ROSE                     POSITION IS EMPTY
FANDILS (75)                   
(46-4256) [14-5-1,106]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CORBIN ROSS                    CORBIN ROSS
BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)        BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
(46-4250) [21-24-0,101]        (46-4250) [21-24-0,101]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE 27 CLUB (374)           20
2. BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)     12      FANDILS (75)
3. FANDILS (75)                10      Unchartered Team
4. YOU DON'T SAY! (377)         0
5. OTIS ON FIRE (363)           0      MY ROCK BAND (286)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 YOU DON'T SAY! (377)      11   4  3 73.3   1/ 1 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)   9  6 1
 2/ 2 FANDILS (75)             %1260 854 42 59.6   2/ 4 THE 27 CLUB (374)         4  1 0
 3/ 3 AZURE CLOUDS (183)       114  90  7 55.9   3/ 2 FANDILS (75)              4  6 0
 4/ 4 THE 27 CLUB (374)         62  54  0 53.4   4- 6 YOU DON'T SAY! (377)      1  0 0
 5/ 6 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)  746 %1112 24 40.2   5/ 3 AZURE CLOUDS (183)        1  2 0
 6- 7*OTIS ON FIRE (363)         0   1  0  0.0   6- 7*OTIS ON FIRE (363)        0  1 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 363): ALAMO of SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 727): HONEY BOO BOO of REALITY TV (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 727): SIDEWINDER of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 712): IN THE BUSHES of B. B. NEWSBOY (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 714): CHILI CON CARNAGE of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 711): BEETLEJUICE of SAY MY NAME (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 708): IMAGINATION of VCU COLLEGE RADIO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 709): HUMUNGOUSAUR of OMNITRIX (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 672): MORK CALLING ORSON of CSU COLLEGE RADIO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 669): DIANA of LADY OF THE MOON (LHI, mgr)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 660): CLARA ROSE of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 310): PETULANT PANSY of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 554): WALKING TROUBLE of WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 264): SEAM of ARENAS III (Khradmon, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 612): KHRISTOPHER of WRATHMEN (Kharadmon, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 363): PEASANT REBELLION (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 727): FURRY FURY (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 727): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 712): MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 714): MEDAL OF HONOR Z3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 711): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 708): DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (Doc Legrand, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 709): WRATHMEN Z (Kharadmon, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 672): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 669): LADY OF THE MOON (LHI, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 660): BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 310): DRAGONS GUARD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 554): THE FINAL FIVE (?, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 264): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 612): SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 363): ALAMO of SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 727): TINY MEERKAT of FURRY FURY (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 711): BEETLEJUICE of SAY MY NAME (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 708): RISELLA PILAF of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 672): CASSIE DONNE of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 669): DIANA of LADY OF THE MOON (LHI, mgr)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 659): JOUBERT KLEE of BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 309): GLOATING GARDENIA of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     I have so little of value to say.  I guess that makes me a piddly Duelmistress,
eh?  We gals like to talk sometimes, but for some of us, bragging is really hard.
     I would like to wish my teammates Leroy and Irvin good luck in Orlando.  Sadly,
Leroy will probably do himself proud, but Swirvin needs a lot more "moves" for that
deadly Challenger class.  But, I suspect Fandil is sending him to help with the
graduation.
     I do have a brief story to tell, and fortunately it is about my namesake, Clara
Rose Hodes, the eight-year-old grandaughter of The Boss.
     The granddaughter went to visit her grandparents, and was talking with grandma.
"Grandma, how old are you?" quizzed the little girl.  The elderly lady fudged a bit,
as women are apt to do, and said "Thirty-nine, Clara."  The young lady looked up at
her grandma questioningly and said, "When you count, do you start at one, Grandma?"
          Clara Rose, Duelmaster

                                      SPY REPORT

     So why do I have this bag over my head?  Because I am The Unknown Spymaster and 
I'm going to give you a spy report!.  Hey everybody, watch out for ROBERT JOHNSON, 
who flew up 13 points in the rankings after mashing FINGERS BROOKE like a melon.  
Keep your eye on this guy.  Ya know, some days it doesn't pay to walk out on the 
sands.  FINGERS BROOKE was beat by ROBERT JOHNSON and drops 2 points.  Going for the 
gusto and coming up with aught but bloody knuckles was BLUVALLEY WARRIORS' ARLENE 
ROSS, who was turned away from the Duelmastership by CLARA ROSE.  Advice to 
bashers--never force anything, just get a bigger halberd!   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the ARDIVENT arena.  Here's a 
song for you:  Who's afraid of the big, bad AZURE CLOUDS?  Big bad AZURE CLOUDS.  Big 
bad AZURE CLOUDS.  ARDIVENT's afraid of the big bad AZURE CLOUDS.  Tra la la la la!  
Okay, so I may not be funny, but catch FANDILS' act in the arena.  Those acrobats 
seem to be fairly deft at running from AZURE CLOUDS.  Well dang howdy, but if 
challenges were votes, CORBIN ROSS would be president.  Although it may be a contest 
he doesn't want to win.   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  Yes, and another newbie bites the dust as MILLER goes down 
under the sword of TRIA SKATHACH.  Thanks to this, TRIA SKATHACH now has 57 
recognition points.  Big woman!  TRIA SKATHACH kills MILLER.  Who ya gonna fight 
next, TRIA SKATHACH--Minnie Mouse?  I hope FANDILS has a good enough fighter to beat 
the snot out of TRIA SKATHACH.  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 real, and its been fun, but it 
hasn't been real fun...-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CLARA ROSE 4256              14   5  1   106       FANDILS (75)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LEROY 4355                    8   0  0   104       FANDILS (75)
 CORBIN ROSS 4250             21  24  0   101       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 IRVIN 4257                   16  20  1    91       FANDILS (75)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JIMI HENDRIX 4251             9  12  0    89       THE 27 CLUB (374)
-MMMMBUHHH 4292                6   3  3    86       YOU DON'T SAY! (377)
 ARLENE ROSS 4302             19  18  0    78       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
-OOO OOO OOO 4281              5   1  0    77       YOU DON'T SAY! (377)
-SNUFFY 4263                  15  13  0    76       FANDILS (75)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BLOOD ORANGE 4354             8   2  0    65       AZURE CLOUDS (183)
 TRIA SKATHACH 4347           11  11  2    57       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROBERT JOHNSON 4346           4   2  0    55       THE 27 CLUB (374)
 FINGERS BROOKE 4345          13  12  2    53       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NIMBLE NIMBUS 4358            4   3  3    30       AZURE CLOUDS (183)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PIGPEN 4379                   2   0  0    17       THE 27 CLUB (374)
-OVERCAST 4360                 1   0  0    13       AZURE CLOUDS (183)
-HOT TAMALE 4026               0   1  0     7       OTIS ON FIRE (363)
 LUIZA KLU 4389                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?
MILLER 4367             4  3 0 FANDILS 75           TRIA SKATHACH 4347    661   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Goooooooooo, ground hogs! -- Swirvin Irvin

Corbin Ross -- You are my style.  I had fun.  It was a fine match. -- Clara Rose

Joubert Klee -- That was "gooooo, ground hogs," not gooo Joubert.  Know what I mean?
-- Irvin

Tria Skathatch -- You are a way too experienced woman for me.  Kinda pretty, but way
too much. -- Miller

Health.  Humility.  Honor.  Beware The Red Sands. -- Fandil TheWise

Robert Johnson -- You gave me a bit of a scare.  I thought with all my extra FE I'd
pulp you. -- Orange

Fingers Brooke -- Not sure if I'm more mad about the the 18 more fights you had or
the fact that you taught me nothing.  Shame on you for picking on little old me. --
Nimble Nimbus
P.S.  Never mind all those kills I have.

Swirvin' Irvin -- Ants are a common household pest and SHOULD be hunted.  It's a
dirty job, but somebody's got to do it. -- Joubert Klee

Clara Rose -- Good job.  I could never have come up with a column. -- Corbin Ross

A Veteran Mercenary?  Pish. -- Arlene Ross

Miller -- It was not Miller Time. -- Tria Skathach

Nimble Nimbus -- You probably need to work on your finger strength.  They weren't
nimble enough.  Huh, that wouldn't be strength, would it?  Well, work on your finger
flexing. -- Fingers Brooke

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

IRVIN was devastated by CORBIN ROSS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
CLARA ROSE demolished ARLENE ROSS in a 1 minute one-sided Title melee.
ROBERT JOHNSON defeated FINGERS BROOKE in a 2 minute duel.
TRIA SKATHACH delivered the death blow upon MILLER in a 2 minute contest.
NIMBLE NIMBUS was savagely defeated by THE HONEST MERCHANT in a 8 minute brutal fight.
PIGPEN devastated LUIZA KLU in a 1 minute uneven brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   0 -  0     100  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -   3 -  0      79  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         AIMED BLOW        19 -  18 -  3      51  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   3 -  1      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   5 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   18 -  20 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         LUNGING ATTACK    13 -  15 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   5 -  2      38  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         TOTAL PARRY        2 -   4 -  0      33  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 661 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   CLARA ROSE 4256            14   5  1  106 FANDILS (75)
AIMED BLOW       ARLENE ROSS 4302           19  18  0   78 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CORBIN ROSS 4250.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was CORBIN ROSS 4250.  The ten other most popular fighters were FINGERS BROOKE 
4345, TRIA SKATHACH 4347, MILLER 4367, CLARA ROSE 4256, ROBERT JOHNSON 4346, IRVIN 
4257, NIMBLE NIMBUS 4358, PIGPEN 4379, ARLENE ROSS 4302, and LUIZA KLU 4389.

The least popular fighter this week was LUIZA KLU 4389.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ARLENE ROSS 4302, PIGPEN 4379, NIMBLE NIMBUS 4358, IRVIN 4257, ROBERT 
JOHNSON 4346, CLARA ROSE 4256, MILLER 4367, TRIA SKATHACH 4347, FINGERS BROOKE 4345, 
and CORBIN ROSS 4250.

                             * * * * *   MEMO  * * * * *

From:       The Office of Accurate Census Reporting, Gladiatorial Commission
To:         All Managers

In the interest of preserving our natural resources and preventing managerial writer's 
cramp, census forms will be provided for warriors by request only, effective 
immediately.  Managers may register their warriors' races and/or favorite sayings by 
simply writing them on a separate piece of paper and submitting them to the Commission.  
For any questions, please contact the Gladiatorial Commission. 

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Our next winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 17-19, 2014.  It will be 
held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Tempe, Arizona (480-897-7444), the same hotel as 
last year by popular request.  Room rates are $145.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy, which 
includes full cooked breakfast, complimentary manager's reception, free airport 
shuttle, free parking and free high speed internet.  There's a fitness center, 
jacuzzi, and pool.  The rooms are blocked--code RSI--please make your reservation by 
December 15 before the block is released!  (This is prime season for Phoenix, and 
people have been unable to book rooms because they waited too long.)  Look for the 
tournament info sheet and minioverviews some time in December.  We hope you're all 
looking forward to it and that we will see you there!