DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/02/2013    Duedate: 09/14/2013

ARDIVENT ARENA

DM-46    TURN-665

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ARLENE ROSS
BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
(46-4302) [21-20-0,110]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CORBIN ROSS                    BAERUS
BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)        WRATHMEN (387)
(46-4250) [24-25-0,123]        (46-4399) [1-0-1,23]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

JIMI HENDRIX                   JIMI HENDRIX
THE 27 CLUB (374)              THE 27 CLUB (374)
(46-4251) [11-13-0,93]         (46-4251) [11-13-0,93]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE 27 CLUB (374)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WRATHMEN (387)              72
2. THE 27 CLUB (374)           33      FANDILS (75)
3. BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)     30      Unchartered Team
4. AZURE CLOUDS (183)           9
5. FANDILS (75)               -63      WRATHMEN (387)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*WRATHMEN (387)             5   0  2  100   1/ 2 THE 27 CLUB (374)         8  4 0
 2/ 1 FANDILS (75)             %1267 861 43 59.5   2/ 3 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)   6  9 1
 3/ 2 AZURE CLOUDS (183)       119  97  7 55.1   3/ 0*WRATHMEN (387)            5  0 2
 4/ 3 THE 27 CLUB (374)         71  58  0 55.0   4/ 1 FANDILS (75)              5  6 1
 5/ 4 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)  753 %1125 25 40.1   5/ 4 AZURE CLOUDS (183)        2  7 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 365): XARGOTH of THE BRETHREN (?, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 731): TICKLE ME TIGER of FURRY FURY (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 731): MAN MOUNTAIN of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 716): LULU ORLENE of MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 718): PHIFE of TRIBE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 715): DMX of SAY MY NAME (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 712): FLEX of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 713): HIGH POINTS of HER BEST ASSETS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 676): CHAD GORAM of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 673): RAMBLING ROSE of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 664): LEROY of FANIDLS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 312): PETULANT PANSY of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 558): JANICE DERBY of WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 266): DIRTY GIRL SCOUT of CORDIALS (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 616): COYOTE of BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (A-Sop, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 365): YOU PAY I SLAY (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 731): THE VULGARIANS (Mordraith, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 731): THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 716): MEDAL OF HONOR 104 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 718): KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 715): GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (Kharadmon, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 712): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 713): WRATHMEN Z (Kharadmon, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 676): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 673): WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 664): FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 312): DRAGONS GUARD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 558): BAD GIRLS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 266): NEW YORK (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 616): SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 364): URA GONER of YOU PAY I SLAY (Khisanth, mgr.)
                           IMA SLAYER of YOU PAY I SLAY (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 731): KOOCHIKOOCHIKOO of WRATHMEN DM 20 (Kharadmon, mgr.)
                   (turn 730): MAD COW DISEASE of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
                               UDDER DELIGHT of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 716): LULU ORLENE of MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 717): WHAT? of TRIBE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 711): EGLANTINE NOGS of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 713): HIGH POINTS of HER BEST ASSETS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 676): CHAD GORAM of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 673): RAMBLING ROSE of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 6664: IRVIN of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 557): GYPSY ROSE of WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 265): SEAM of ARENAS III (Khradmon, mgr.)
                             BROWN EYED SUSAN of NEW YORK (Crip, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Okay, it's true.  I have won my second Duelmaster Title.  Whooooooey!  I'm
proud, but I am even prouder about the Lord Protector honor bestowed on my old, old
friend Swirvin' Irvin.  Let me tell you about him.
     His mentor and godfather is a cat, and Swirv is named after him.  Irvin Francis,
a big sorta-ugly grey tabby swirved up on the front porch one day and circle-eighted
the boss's wife for some food.  Shortly thereafter he became an inside cat, to
partner with Beatrice, a black/tan/white torty.  The boss lady named him after her
grandfather and added the boss's middle name; hence, Irvin Francis.
     Irvin was born as a very interesting aimed-blow.  A project, one might say.  Let
me show you all his statistics.
15-10-7-3-21-7-21 aimer
great endu/normal damage, +4 parry
He was "muscled up" to:
17-14-7-5-21-8-21 trem endu/good dmg
His skill learn rate is a massive 0.50 (Ugly, eh?)
He seems to like that LS best.
LS @ 18/52/2
FI @ 5/33/0
all other 3/43/1
He is now an immortal Lord Protector.
     I aspire to be a LP also.  Can I make it?  Can I make it arena-undefeated?  Time
will tell.
     A salute to all.
          Leroy DMII, TVII

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail ARDIVENT!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for your 
deeds.  It seems the training can make the difference, as FANDILS is pushed out of 
top team by THE 27 CLUB, who came from 2nd with a 3-1-0 this turn.  On their very 
first turn, WRATHMEN had a 5-0-2, and with this kind of luck or skill, should do 
well.  Welcome to ARDIVENT.  And let's see, BAERUS fought ANNA B and gained 23 points 
and contributed to WRATHMEN's 5-0-2.  TRIA SKATHACH has lost to ROBERT JOHNSON, 
falling 5 points, while helping make BLUVALLEY WARRIORS a 2-3-0 turn.  We should ask 
ARLENE ROSS about the thrill of victory, and what being the new Duelmaster does for a 
warrior, she's now the one to ask.  Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I have heard from 
unimpeachable sources that The Seaside Manor uses trolls in their stew.  Talk about 
gristle!   
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.  BLUVALLEY WARRIORS has cause to stand tall, as they were 
ARDIVENT's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to beat.  And 
avoiding BLUVALLEY WARRIORS more than any other team we find FANDILS.  ARDIVENT, are 
we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  The most challenged warrior this 
turn was BLUVALLEY WARRIORS' warrior CORBIN ROSS.  More fighters challenged him than 
challenged the Duelmaster!   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  The manager of FANDILS will not be pleased to learn that ANNA B, a 
2-0-1 fighter, has been killed at the hands of WRATHMEN's BAERUS.  Congratulations go 
out to THE 27 CLUB, with ROBERT JOHNSON revenging a bloodfeud against TRIA SKATHACH 
of BLUVALLEY WARRIORS.  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                  
 ARLENE ROSS 4302             21  20  0   110       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CORBIN ROSS 4250             24  25  0   123       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
-SNUFFY 4263                  16  13  0    94       FANDILS (75)
 JIMI HENDRIX 4251            11  13  0    93       THE 27 CLUB (374)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LEROY 4355                   11   1  0    84       FANDILS (75)
 ROBERT JOHNSON 4346           7   2  0    73       THE 27 CLUB (374)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLOOD ORANGE 4354             9   4  0    68       AZURE CLOUDS (183)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TRIA SKATHACH 4347           13  13  3    61       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 FINGERS BROOKE 4345          13  16  2    57       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 NIMBLE NIMBUS 4358            6   4  3    57       AZURE CLOUDS (183)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BAERUS 4399                   1   0  1    23       WRATHMEN (387)
 BLIND OWL 4381                2   1  0    19       THE 27 CLUB (374)
 SOLAARRIN 4402                1   0  1    16       WRATHMEN (387)
 MATTHEAS 4398                 1   0  0    14       WRATHMEN (387)
 TYNARAE 4401                  1   0  0    13       WRATHMEN (387)
 DEEP BLUE 4377                1   1  0     8       AZURE CLOUDS (183)
-CLOUD BURST 4376              0   1  0     7       AZURE CLOUDS (183)
 FEHEADRAE 4400                1   0  0     6       WRATHMEN (387)
 LOWER STRATUS 4392            1   2  0     5       AZURE CLOUDS (183)
 LUIZA KLU 4389                0   5  0     5       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 SADIE 4405                    0   1  0     1       FANDILS (75)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
POLITE BEGGAR           0  0 0                      SOLAARRIN 4402        665  NONE
ANNA B 4390             2  1 1 FANDILS 75           BAERUS 4399           665   
MILLER 4367             4  3 0 FANDILS 75           TRIA SKATHACH 4347    661  NOT REVENGED
DA 4404                 0  1 0 THE 27 CLUB 374      SPYMASTER             665  NONE
PIGPEN 4379             4  1 0 THE 27 CLUB 374      TRIA SKATHACH 4347    664  JUST REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Arlene -- It was one of my good days.  I am really, really good on a good day, but
like everyone else, they ain't all good days. -- Leroy

Corbin Ross -- I keep tryin' and I keep swirvin' and I keep losin'.  Perhaps there is
a clue in those words?  Anyway only one more and I am OUTTA HERE! -- Swirvin' Irvin

Trustworthy Scribe -- I am truly sorry about that.  I didn't know my own strength.  I
wanted a win, but not that. (sigh) -- Anna B. (saying lots of mea culpas)

Jimi Hendrix -- I like the long slow jazzy ones. -- Snuffy

Way to go, Leroy.  All the Fandils are proud of you! -- Fandil The Wise

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

Our congratulations to Irvin, swirvin' out of here.  Good work. -- Jorja and the
Bluvalley Warriors

Leroy -- What, again?  Is there no one else? -- Arlene Ross

Irvin -- Was it the rating, do you think?  Whatever, I was glad to give you the final
boost. -- Corbin Ross

Robert Johnson -- Not the fingers!  Dammit, I'm running out of spares. -- Fingers
Brooke
P.S.  I was sure ten would be enough.

Howlin' Wolf -- Well, damn.  That was unintentional, and you should look into the
possibility of corruption the handicapper who sets up the "random" matches, but...
maybe I *am* being biased by my name? -- Tria Skathach, worried

Blind Owl -- I am an experienced loser.  I do it very well. -- Luiza Klu

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DA was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
IRVIN was vanquished by CORBIN ROSS in a exciting 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
ROBERT JOHNSON slimly won victory over TRIA SKATHACH in a 2 minute Challenge brawl.
LEROY was overpowered by ARLENE ROSS in a 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
JIMI HENDRIX viciously subdued BLOOD ORANGE in a popular 2 minute bloody uneven brawl.
NIMBLE NIMBUS beat FINGERS BROOKE in a 2 minute brawl.
DEEP BLUE was handily defeated by BLIND OWL in a 1 minute uneven fight.
LUIZA KLU was vanquished by TYNARAE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
ANNA B was dispatched by BAERUS in a 2 minute gruesome beginner's fight.
LOWER STRATUS was overpowered by MATTHEAS in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
FEHEADRAE overcame SADIE in a exciting 1 minute novice's bout.
SOLAARRIN murdered POLITE BEGGAR in a 1 minute mismatched competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       6         SLASHING ATTACK   14 -   5 -  2      74  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   4 -  2      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -  12 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         TOTAL PARRY        1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -  14 -  1      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         AIMED BLOW        15 -  18 -  1      45  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         BASHING ATTACK     1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 665 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     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  3         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         4 -  2     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  2     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       ARLENE ROSS 4302           21  20  0  110 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
SLASHING ATTACK  LEROY 4355                 11   1  0   84 FANDILS (75)
LUNGING ATTACK   ROBERT JOHNSON 4346         7   2  0   73 THE 27 CLUB (374)
PARRY-STRIKE     BLOOD ORANGE 4354           9   4  0   68 AZURE CLOUDS (183)
PARRY-LUNGE      NIMBLE NIMBUS 4358          6   4  3   57 AZURE CLOUDS (183)
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 JIMI HENDRIX 4251.  The ten other most popular fighters were CORBIN ROSS 
4250, ROBERT JOHNSON 4346, BAERUS 4399, NIMBLE NIMBUS 4358, FINGERS BROOKE 4345, 
TYNARAE 4401, ANNA B 4390, FEHEADRAE 4400, TRIA SKATHACH 4347, and ARLENE ROSS 4302.

The least popular fighter this week was LOWER STRATUS 4392.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were LUIZA KLU 4389, DEEP BLUE 4377, DA 4404, SOLAARRIN 4402, BLOOD 
ORANGE 4354, LEROY 4355, SADIE 4405, MATTHEAS 4398, BLIND OWL 4381, and ARLENE ROSS 
4302.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

IRVIN (46-4257) FANDILS (75)