DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/22/2013    Duedate: 02/18/2013

FRATSFA ARENA

DM-52    TURN-305

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GLOATING GARDENIA
FLOWER GIRLS (189)
(52-4083) [15-12-0,121]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GLOATING GARDENIA              HIDDEN
FLOWER GIRLS (189)             BASH BROS ROAD SIGN (433)
(52-4083) [15-12-0,121]        (52-4278) [4-0-0,56]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SALINA REES                    SALINA REES
MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)             MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)
(52-3546) [17-28-0,86]         (52-3546) [17-28-0,86]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BASH BROS ROAD SIGN (433)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. FLOWER GIRLS (189)          34
2. MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)          31      FLOWER GIRLS (189)
3. BASH BROS ROAD SIGN (433)   29      Unchartered Team
4. GRAVE DANCERS XX (431)      11
5. DRAGONS GUARD II (253)       5      GRAVE DANCERS XX (431)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*GRAVE DANCERS XX (431)     2   0  0  100   1/ 1*BASH BROS ROAD SIG (433)  9  0 0
 2/ 2*BASH BROS ROAD SIG (433)  10   1  0 90.9   2/ 3 FLOWER GIRLS (189)        9  2 0
 3/ 3 FLOWER GIRLS (189)       607 376 18 61.7   3/ 2 WAH CHING (146)           5  9 0
 4/ 5 WAH CHING (146)           73  68  8 51.8   4/ 4 DRAGONS GUARD II (253)    4  4 0
 5/ 6 DRAGONS GUARD II (253)    81  90 10 47.4   5/ 5 JADE WARRIORS (430)       4 11 1
 6/ 7 MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)       121 154  1 44.0   6/ 6 MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)        2  7 0
 7/ 8 JADE WARRIORS (430)       60  92  3 39.5   7/ 7*GRAVE DANCERS XX (431)    1  0 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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                              ---===SLOW ARENA NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 356): PORT-A-FORTRESS of THE CHOSEN (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 354): POSTAGE of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 352): DRONE-ON of BAD NEWS BEES (Stinger, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 306): MASSEY of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 329): AURORA MARIE of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 324): SOUTH SPOON of OTTODROME TW (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 310): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 304): GLOATING GARDENIA of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 289): DIAN WEI of ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 282): JOHN WAYNE of TALL TALES (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 258): HALIFAX of BOMBS AWAY (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 258): LONDON BEEFEATER of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 259): FRISBEE of FOUND IN THE SAND (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 74): CONTRACT BRIDGE of OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 256): THE REFEREE of AVID FANS (Crip, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 356): MIDDLE WAY 11 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 354): LORD OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 352): BAD NEWS BEES (Stinger, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 306): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 329): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 324): OBG! (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 310): LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 304): BASH BROS ROAD SIGN (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 289): ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 282): IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 258): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 258): MONGREL HORDE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 256): SUPER STARS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 74): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 256): SPARF! et al (Crip, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 305): WOXTON of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 324): LATKA of SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
                   (turn 323): FROSTY of FAST FOOD (Madwand, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 310): MATH of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 303): JASMIN of JADE WARRIORS (Brandon Massingale, mgr.)
                            LI KUI of WAH CHING (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 281): KING MIDAS of TALL TALES (A-Sop, mgr.)
              (turn 280): INUYASHA of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Yes, I am surprised to be here.  I have been around a long time, and I have to
admit that I am more of a lover than a fighter.  But I DO love being Duelmaster.
     Jasmin made it tough on me.  She is one feisty warrior.  But, then, every
fighter I battle seems to make it tough on me.  Jasmin is just one of the loveliest
and sexiest ones. (Please note that I am trying to keep my hunger in reserve. "wink")
     I am not sure I can stay on this lofty throne.  I want to.  I need lots more PPs
to attract The Commission Decision-Makers on their graduation selections.  I keep
offering them freebies at The Flower Shoppe, but haven't had any takers yet.  How can
they avoid me?
     So, to all you beautiful people out there, I say, "Challenge me if you wish, and
be easy on me, but I would rather you confronted me at The Flower Shoppe where I
assure you I can make it more fun."
          Gloating Gardenia, Flower Girls DMI

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail FRATSFA!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for your 
deeds.  And let's see, URSILA RILVAR fought SEI BHAT PO and gained 20 points and 
contributed to MIDDLE WAY 8's 2-1-0.  SEI BHAT PO has lost to URSILA RILVAR, falling 
18 points, while helping make WAH CHING a 0-4-0 turn.  Defending hers title for 
another turn, GLOATING GARDENIA kept DRAGONS GUARD II's warrior, DARGON, from 
claiming the throne.  By the way, was that our Duelmaster that I saw last night, 
cramped under the table at The Victory Tavern?   
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.  I also notice that the DRAGONS GUARD II 
stable was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on FRATSFA, what are you afraid of? 
And guess who avoided DRAGONS GUARD II stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was 
FLOWER GIRLS.  Anyone surprised?  The most challenged warrior this turn was WAH 
CHING's warrior WEI YAN.  More fighters challenged him than challenged the 
Duelmaster!   
     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.  You gotta do what you gotta do.  
JADE WARRIORS has sent MILO to the Dark Arena.  The deed is done.  Lift the ale, and 
toast the memory.  A farewell moment, if you please, DEADLY RAGE of JADE WARRIORS has 
been sent to the Dark Arena, and was carried out on his shield.  A brave warrior does 
not carry a red shield, he has nothing to cover or hide when the fight is over.  
Consider well.   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  Always good to rest in FRATSFA, but never good to wear out my welcome.  
Look for me in future turns.  Until you see my quill in FRATSFA again, farewell-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GLOATING GARDENIA 4083       15  12  0   121       FLOWER GIRLS (189)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CAUSTIC CROCUS 4103          23  14  0   107       FLOWER GIRLS (189)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PETULANT PANSY 4234          10   2  0    88       FLOWER GIRLS (189)
 SALINA REES 3546             17  28  0    86       MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)
 CONFLICT 4274                 8   2  0    79       DRAGONS GUARD II (253)
 DARGON 4264                  10   6  0    70       DRAGONS GUARD II (253)
 HU YAN ZHUO 849              12  17  0    67       WAH CHING (146)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VELVET ROSE 4255             11   7  0    66       JADE WARRIORS (430)
 URSILA RILVAR 4105            9  12  1    61       MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)
 HATEFUL HASTA 4194            9   9  0    57       FLOWER GIRLS (189)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HIDDEN 4278                   4   0  0    56       BASH BROS ROAD SIGN (433)
 WEI YAN 4257                  9  10  1    52       WAH CHING (146)
 SUN QIAN 4256                10   9  1    48       WAH CHING (146)
 SEI BHAT PO 4295              7   4  0    39       WAH CHING (146)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 UNREADABLE 4279               3   1  0    33       BASH BROS ROAD SIGN (433)
 GRAFFITI 4280                 3   0  0    24       BASH BROS ROAD SIGN (433)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CORPSE ROT 4200               2   0  0    24       GRAVE DANCERS XX (431)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YURISHIDO 4290                5   6  2    23       JADE WARRIORS (430)
-BOMBATTA 4286                 2   0  0    21       DRAGONS GUARD II (253)
 ELLIS TATE 4325               2   3  0    12       MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)
 LEIA 4330                     1   1  0     4       DRAGONS GUARD II (253)
 DRISKEL 4331                  0   1  0     1       JADE WARRIORS (430)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
PANDA 4328              0  2 0 DRAGONS GUARD II 253 FERN'S MASTER         305  NONE
DEADLY RAGE 4275        4  9 1 JADE WARRIORS 430    ARENAMASTER LATH      305  NONE
MILO 4252               6 13 0 JADE WARRIORS 430    LAURENTS OF ARAB      305  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Sei Bhat Po -- You pulled the wool over my eyes.  You also did some other funny
things to me, some of which were quite nice.  Maybe you will let me win the next one?
Anyway, why don't you come over to The Flower Shoppe and let's try those other funny
things again in peace and quiet. -- Hateful Hasta (purring pleasurably)

Jasmin -- Now THAT was climactic! -- Gloating Gardenia

Noble Assassin -- I wish The Commission sent some more dynamic NPCs.  You were simply
not with it, and I couldn't stimulate you at all.  Oh, well, thanks for the win. --
Caustic Crocus

Wei Yan -- That was terrific!  That's twice we tussled and I felt wonderful after
both.  I think I love you. -- Petulant Pansy

May the New Year treat you with joy and happiness and success and many visits to The
Flower Shoppe. -- Lady Fern and The Flower Girls

Liam -- A pleasant place to start and continue a team might be in DM11 Aruak City.
Medium-sized, it is active and has good personals and roll-playing.  It is Andorian
to the core, and down-challenging, attempting to kill, or picking on newbies is just
plain unacceptable.  Or, if you need a slow arena and want more Freeblades type
action, try DM28.  (We would also love to see you in DM50.)  Consortium folks are in
all those locales. -- Lady Fern
P.S.  Whatever you do, get going!

Liam -- Horses cost too much to feed even when they eat bunny-food.  No way we're
going to try to feed a carnivore.  Besides which, this team is under the Covenant of
Mantor and thus warded against magic, at least in the guildhouse and yard.  The
damned horse's wings would probably fall off. -- Jorja

Li Kui -- Do NOT try to tell me that the old traditional orc-elf rivalry was not at
work in that fight.  I know a sneaky, underhanded elf when I see one! -- Salina Rees

Conflict -- So un-Andorian of you! -- Ursila Rilvar

Graffiti -- All over my armor!  What a mess.  You humans have no respect. -- Ellis
Tate

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MILO was barely slain by LAURENTS OF ARABIA in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
DEADLY RAGE was butchered by ARENAMASTER LATHRON in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
PANDA was murdered by FERN'S MASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
PETULANT PANSY demolished VELVET ROSE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
HIDDEN devastated SUN QIAN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
HATEFUL HASTA defeated WEI YAN in a 1 minute Challenge match.
UNREADABLE devastated YURISHIDO in a 1 minute uneven Challenge brawl.
GLOATING GARDENIA overpowered DARGON in a 1 minute one-sided Title struggle.
CAUSTIC CROCUS outwaited SALINA REES in a action packed 8 minute expert's fight.
CONFLICT vanquished HU YAN ZHUO in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
SEI BHAT PO was vanquished by URSILA RILVAR in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
CORPSE ROT overpowered LEIA in a 1 minute uneven match.
GRAFFITI overpowered DRISKEL in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
ELLIS TATE subdued FRIENDLY CONSTABLE in a 2 minute amateur's competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         LUNGING ATTACK    20 -  11 -  1      65  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         STRIKING ATTACK   32 -  19 -  0      63  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         AIMED BLOW        19 -  18 -  0      51  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         BASHING ATTACK    14 -  15 -  1      48  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL     12 -  13 -  1      48  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         TOTAL PARRY       15 -  17 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   9 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -  18 -  3      36  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   4 -  0      20  |

Turn 305 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     AIMED BLOW         1 -  3         4  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  4         1  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  3                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   GLOATING GARDENIA 4083     15  12  0  121 FLOWER GIRLS (189)
TOTAL PARRY      CAUSTIC CROCUS 4103        23  14  0  107 FLOWER GIRLS (189)
STRIKING ATTACK  PETULANT PANSY 4234        10   2  0   88 FLOWER GIRLS (189)
AIMED BLOW       DARGON 4264                10   6  0   70 DRAGONS GUARD II (253)
SLASHING ATTACK  VELVET ROSE 4255           11   7  0   66 JADE WARRIORS (430)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SALINA REES 3546.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was SALINA REES 3546.  The ten other most popular fighters were CAUSTIC CROCUS 
4103, GLOATING GARDENIA 4083, MILO 4252, HATEFUL HASTA 4194, UNREADABLE 4279, 
CONFLICT 4274, ELLIS TATE 4325, HIDDEN 4278, URSILA RILVAR 4105, and CORPSE ROT 4200.

The least popular fighter this week was DRISKEL 4331.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were LEIA 4330, HU YAN ZHUO 849, YURISHIDO 4290, WEI YAN 4257, SUN QIAN 
4256, VELVET ROSE 4255, PANDA 4328, DEADLY RAGE 4275, SEI BHAT PO 4295, and DARGON 
4264.