DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/25/2013    Duedate: 12/07/2013

ARDIVENT ARENA

DM-46    TURN-671

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SNUFFY
FANDILS (75)
(46-4263) [21-14-0,98]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SNUFFY                         THE GRATEFUL FRED
FANDILS (75)                   THE FRED ZONE (337)
(46-4263) [21-14-0,98]         (46-3765) [2-0-0,20]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FINGERS BROOKE                 TRIA SKATHACH
BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)        BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
(46-4345) [14-21-2,68]         (46-4347) [16-16-3,87]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

FANDILS (75)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. FANDILS (75)                37
2. THE 27 CLUB (374)           31      FANDILS (75)
3. THE FRED ZONE (337)         11      Unchartered Team
4. BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)      4
5. EXOTIC BLADES (373)          0      THE FRED ZONE (337)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*THE FRED ZONE (337)        2   0  0  100   1/ 1 FANDILS (75)              8  3 1
 2/ 2 FANDILS (75)             %1283 867 44 59.7   2/ 2 THE 27 CLUB (374)         7  4 0
 3/ 3 THE 27 CLUB (374)         83  68  0 55.0   3/ 3 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)   4 11 1
 4- 4*EXOTIC BLADES (373)        6   7  2 46.2   4/ 0*THE FRED ZONE (337)       1  0 0
 5/ 5 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)  764 %1144 26 40.0   5- 5*EXOTIC BLADES (373)       1  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 368): GLOBULIZER of WEIRD ALCHEMY (La Guillotine, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 737): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 737): BARIUM ENEMY of PERIODIC STATEMENTS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 722): MAULT LIQUOR of MAULS LOCAL 457 (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 724): POGO POLEN of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 721): STACI of HAREM (Padre, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 718): SHIV of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 719): KEIRA of WRATHMEN (Kharadmon, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 682): KORVIN ROSS of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 679): SERGEANT 6 of MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (The Anarchist, mgr)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 670): LEROY of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 315): DARGON of DRAGONS GUARD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 564): JANICE DERBY of WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 269): DIRTY GIRL SCOUT of CORDIALS (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 622): KHRISTOPHER of WRATHMEN (Kharadmon, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 368): THE BROKEN CLAN (?, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 737): BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 737): THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 722): MEDAL OF HONOR 104 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 724): KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 721): GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (Kharadmon, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 718): SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 719): WRATHMEN (Kharadmon, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 682): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 679): LAZY SUNDAY (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 670): FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 315): FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 564): MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 269): PIZZA TOPPINGS (Warlock, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 622): SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 368): GLOBULIZER of WEIRD ALCHEMY (La Guillotine, mgr.)
               (turn 367): XARGOTH of THE BRETHREN (Godric Magnesson, mgr.)
                           ELDARRAN of THE BRETHREN (Godric Magnesson, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 736): HONEY BOO BOO of REALITY TV (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 736): ZANDER of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 721): KINKY MCKINK of THE SAVAGE KINKS (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 718): SHIV of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 719): KEIRA of WRATHMEN (Kharadmon, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 670): LEROY of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
                 (turn 669): SNUFFY of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 315): CONFLICT of DRAGONS GUARD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
                (turn 314): PETULANT PANSY of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 563): THOMAS WIGLE of MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     How about that.  I added one final title before leaving for graduation.  In
title fights, I have beaten Arlene Ross (AB) twice and Tria Skatthatch (WS) once.
Arlene, in a DM bout, was the only warrior to beat me in arena action.  I hate her
for it, but I praise her for it.
     So my final column will be all about me.  (Not included are the results of the
recent mailer, and this last fight with Tria--hence no faves.  Check the RSI site for
Consortium #975 if you are interested in the exact details.)
17-4-4-17-21-10-11 bonused Slasher
+3 Init, +1 or 2 Rip, +3 Defense, +1 Decise.
Great Endu, Good Damage
14-1-0 arena, 3 DM Titles
21-9-1 tournaments, 2 TVs
Skill learn rate = 1.83
Weapon Results
     12-30-7 HA
     9-21-3 LO
     26-125-13 GA
     1-18-2 BS
     0-38-4 SC
Master Attack: Adexes Decise, Init; Expert Riposte and Defense
I suspect that I will have some more skills and ratings when the tourney results and
this last fight are finalized.  I will not believe it if either the SC or BS is my
favorite weapon.  I won't.
     Good luck to all in Ardivent.  I will miss you.  It has been a hoot!
               Leroy DMIII

                                      SPY REPORT

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  Practice pays for JANIS JOBLIN, who pummelled HEREFORD JONES, to pocket 
25 points.  Win some, lose some.  Speaking of which, LUIZA KLU was winsome, after 
beating BLIND OWL and seeing him lose 9 points.  Duelmaster LEROY from FANDILS is 
going for the gold, as he Dark Arena Challenged DARK ARENA's BLACK ORC.  Ooh, the 
excitement!  BLACK ORC found out that ARDIVENT isn't a democracy.  You've gotta be 
the best to be Duelmaster here!  So who's the team that's been walking into taverns 
last week and ordering milk?  Sounds like a PR stunt to me.   
     My mother wished me to avoid conflict, and seek the gentle trade of Spyreporter. 
But warriors aren't supposed to avoid fights!  To quell some nasty rumors, the guys 
in BLUVALLEY WARRIORS are not carrying any incurable diseases.  No need to avoid 'em. 
Like a pup with its tail between its legs, FANDILS scurried away from BLUVALLEY 
WARRIORS.  Oh, the shame!   
     Is there life after death?  Pragmatics (and warriors) know there is death after 
life!  Those who owe LEROY of FANDILS money and had written him off, take note:  he'S 
BACK FROM THE DARK ARENA!!!  AND he'S MAD!!!  Oh hard!  that to strike a flame, the 
match itself must needs be wasting!   
     All good things must come to an end.  As the seasons change, and the creatures 
of the wild change also, so do I feel a yearning to leave this place.  Do not 
despair!  I shall return!-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SNUFFY 4263                  21  14  0    98       FANDILS (75)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROBERT JOHNSON 4346          11   4  0    95       THE 27 CLUB (374)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TRIA SKATHACH 4347           16  16  3    87       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 FINGERS BROOKE 4345          14  21  2    68       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SADIE 4405                    4   2  0    37       FANDILS (75)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LUIZA KLU 4389                3   8  1    33       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 JANIS JOBLIN 4380             1   0  0    25       THE 27 CLUB (374)
 BLIND OWL 4381                6   3  0    24       THE 27 CLUB (374)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SYKES 4410                    1   1  0    22       FANDILS (75)
 THE GRATEFUL FRED 3765        2   0  0    20       THE FRED ZONE (337)
-ETERNITY 4244                 1   2  0    17       EXOTIC BLADES (373)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FLEETWOOD 4406                2   2  0    15       FANDILS (75)
-SLAYER 4247                   2   2  2    14       EXOTIC BLADES (373)
-EXXON 4332                    1   1  0    14       EXOTIC BLADES (373)
 HEREFORD JONES 4413           1   2  0     5       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 ROCKSOCK JONES 4412           1   2  0     5       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
MR. WENDEL 4407         0  1 0 FANDILS 75           SLAYER 4247           668  REVENGED
DA1 4414                0  1 0 THE 27 CLUB 374      SHEWISH GIANT         671  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

All -- I wrote last week in Snuffy's DM Column  :"There you have it.  It looks like
Snuffy and Jimi Hendrix will fight one more time for the title and Snuffy is liking
it since he is 5-0 against Jimi.  Will my column and statements jinx him?"  IT DID
JINX HIM! Oh, he is sooooo mad at me!  Maybe Fandil won't make me ghostwrite any
more? -- The Fandil Publicist.

     Dream on.

Hey, that was quite turnover at the top.  Jimi Hendrix beats Snuffy for the title.
Jimi quickly abdicates as he graduates from the arena.  Leroy and Tria Skathatch
immediately battle for Duelmaster and Leroy sneaks in!  All in the same battle
session.  Sweet! -- Fandil The Wise

Rocksock Jones -- How'd you do that?  I really thought I should have won.  I just
love your name, pal. -- Sykes

Jimi Hendrix -- What!!!  I guess I counted my chickens before they hatched.  A salute
to you, and may your retirement be filled with peace and fun. -- Snuffy (entered and
interpreted by the Fandil Publicist)

Blind Owl -- I must be pretty bad if someone can beat me with their eyes closed! --
Fleetwood

Tria Skathatch -- It was one of my better days. -- Leroy DMIII

Happy Thanksgiving to all from The Fandil Clan. -- WOF

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

Our congratulations to Leroy, out at fifteen fights.  A tourney warrior? -- Jorja and
the Bluvalley Warriors

Leroy -- Hmm, the fourteenth win... and the expert?  Well, good for you. -- Tria
Skathach

Robert Johnson -- I was doing just fine without that loss.  I've got a really bad
trend going now, and I want to CHANGE it.  That means YOU lose. -- Fingers Brooke

I don't care if he was "polite."  What's "polite" to a beggar?  He smiles while he
rifles your pockets, yes?  And I really, really needed to kill someone. -- Luiza Klu

Sykes -- What a match, eh?  I don't mind being called an amateur if I can win. --
Rocksock Jones

I thought I could TRUST that scribe, and look what he DID! -- Hereford Jones

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

LEROY butchered BLACK ORC in a crowd pleasing 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
DA1 was killed by SHEWISH GIANT in a exciting 1 minute gory Dark Arena melee.
SNUFFY unbelievably bested TRIA SKATHACH in a popular 3 minute master's Title brawl.
FINGERS BROOKE was demolished by ROBERT JOHNSON in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
SADIE bested HAPPY PEASANT in a 1 minute match.
BLIND OWL was bested by LUIZA KLU in a popular 2 minute competition.
THE GRATEFUL FRED handily defeated ROCKSOCK JONES in a 1 minute uneven melee.
SYKES vanquished TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
HEREFORD JONES was vanquished by JANIS JOBLIN in a 2 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         TOTAL PARRY        6 -   3 -  0      67  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         BASHING ATTACK     9 -   5 -  1      64  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK   14 -  10 -  3      58  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW        19 -  15 -  1      56  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   7 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -  14 -  2      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -  17 -  1      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 671 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     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         2  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       2  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      SNUFFY 4263                21  14  0   98 FANDILS (75)
LUNGING ATTACK   ROBERT JOHNSON 4346        11   4  0   95 THE 27 CLUB (374)
BASHING ATTACK   SADIE 4405                  4   2  0   37 FANDILS (75)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is FINGERS BROOKE 4345.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was TRIA SKATHACH 4347.  The ten other most popular fighters were LUIZA KLU 
4389, BLIND OWL 4381, ROBERT JOHNSON 4346, SADIE 4405, SYKES 4410, JANIS JOBLIN 4380, 
DA1 4414, THE GRATEFUL FRED 3765, SNUFFY 4263, and FINGERS BROOKE 4345.

The least popular fighter this week was ROCKSOCK JONES 4412.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were HEREFORD JONES 4413, FINGERS BROOKE 4345, SNUFFY 4263, THE 
GRATEFUL FRED 3765, DA1 4414, JANIS JOBLIN 4380, SYKES 4410, SADIE 4405, ROBERT 
JOHNSON 4346, and BLIND OWL 4381.

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

LEROY (46-4355) FANDILS (75)

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY LVI

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MALICE 2336 (79-47-1)                  5  3  0         SERPENT'S HOLD       

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DADDY BEAR 1910 (37-11-0)              2  3  0         THE BEARS            

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BAXTER 3970 (13-9-0)                   1  3  0         ERRATA               
JIMI HENDRIX 4251 (13-15-0)            0  2  0         THE 27 CLUB          

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
OOO OOO OOO 4281 (5-1-0)              12  3  0         YOU DON'T SAY!       

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BLOOD ORANGE 4354 (10-4-0)             1  3  0         AZURE CLOUDS         
MMMMBUHHH 4292 (6-3-3)                 1  3  0         YOU DON'T SAY!       

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
JANIS JOBLIN 4380 (0-0-0)             11  3  0         THE 27 CLUB          
MATTHEAS 4398 (4-0-1)                  5  3  0         WRATHMEN             
THE GRATEFUL FRED 3765 (1-0-0)         5  3  0         THE FRED ZONE        
TYNARAE 4401 (4-0-1)                   4  3  0         WRATHMEN             
BAERUS 4399 (2-2-1)                    2  3  0         WRATHMEN             
FEHEADRAE 4400 (3-1-0)                 0  2  0         WRATHMEN             
SOLAARRIN 4402 (4-0-1)                 0  2  0         WRATHMEN             

DEAD CHALLENGERS TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
30-30 3169 (9-4-0)                     4  3  0         TEQUILA SUNRISE      
TROLL TUSK 1760 (18-10-0)              0  2  0         AZURE CLOUDS         

DEAD ADEPTS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SADIE 4062 (7-2-1)                     8  3  2         FANDILS              
ANGELIC 3883 (0-2-0)                   3  3  0         INQUISITION SL8      
DOCTOR AMY 4351 (0-0-0)                2  3  0         WHOVIANS             

DEAD APPRENTICES TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MORRISON 4316 (0-1-0)                  3  3  0         THE 27 CLUB          
PIGPEN 4379 (4-1-0)                    0  2  0         THE 27 CLUB          

                                NAME CHANGE-O-RAMA

    There was a line outside the Gladiatorial Commission's registry office.  There 
often was, but surely not now?  Alarond the Scribe, who had drawn office duty today, 
frowned at them.
    A stocky, fit, moderately handsome gladiator stepped up to the counter.  "I want a 
name-change," he said.  "How can I do my best known as," he shuddered, "'Dangling 
Eyeball'?  My name is Joe, and I want to use it."
    A small and very shapely woman stepped up beside him.  "And I am really tired of 
being known as 'DA Bait'."  She smiled, causing Alarond to sway where he stood.  "I'd 
like to be known as... Aphrodite, I think."
    The others crowded forward, each advancing a claim, the babble of voice rising to 
a roar, the crowd beginning to look like a mob--and every member of it armed and 
dangerous.
    Alarond raised his hands to quiet them, without much success.  He raised his 
voice, too.  "We'll do it!  A Name-Change-O-Rama, as soon as we can get the paperwork 
lined up!  Two or three months, maybe--"
    The gladiators howled in protest at the delay.
    "No, listen!  The files here are HUGE, it will take time to get everything 
straight.  You've got to be patient.  It WILL happen!"

                                  *   *   *   *   *  

     Warrior and team name changes will be accepted during the month of January.  If 
you have names you want to change, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI