DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/21/2008    Duedate: 03/19/2008

ARKERS ARENA

DM-8    TURN-293

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

LORD BYRON
SMITHSONIAN (245)
(8-4935) [13-4-0,139]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

LORD BYRON                     CONUNDRUM
SMITHSONIAN (245)              CONSANGUINEOUS (567)
(8-4935) [13-4-0,139]          (8-4892) [4-0-0,48]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

RABBIT                         ZIP
THE ANIMALS (576)              Z GLADIATORZ (519)
(8-4965) [9-10-0,37]           (8-4383) [13-10-0,82]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SMITHSONIAN (245)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SMITHSONIAN (245)           47
2. CONSANGUINEOUS (567)        43      ORCISH IDIOMS (563)
3. Z GLADIATORZ (519)          27      Unchartered Team
4. MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)         26
5. LEVIATHAN (556)             18      CONSANGUINEOUS (567)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*CONSANGUINEOUS (567)       9   0  0  100   1/ 1 SMITHSONIAN (245)        10  4 0
 2- 2*KNIGHTMARES (569)          2   0  0  100   2/ 3*CONSANGUINEOUS (567)      7  0 0
 3/ 3 ORCISH IDIOMS (563)       52  21  3 71.2   3/ 5 MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)       7  8 0
 4/ 4 Z GLADIATORZ (519)       113  59  0 65.7   4/ 2 BLOOD RITES (585)         6  8 0
 5/ 6 SMITHSONIAN (245)        571 364 13 61.1   5/ 4 Z GLADIATORZ (519)        5  2 0
 6/ 5 BLOOD RITES (585)         47  31  2 60.3   6/ 6 THE ANIMALS (576)         5 10 0
 7- 7*ROUGH RIDERS (587)         5   4  2 55.6   7- 8 PENUMBRAL MISTS (571)     4  6 0
 8-10 PENUMBRAL MISTS (571)     50  59  1 45.9   8/ 7 ORCISH IDIOMS (563)       3  1 0
 9/ 9 THE ANIMALS (576)         43  51  0 45.7   9/10 LEVIATHAN (556)           3  7 0
10/11 MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)      102 131  2 43.8  10- 9*KNIGHTMARES (569)         2  0 0
11/12 LEVIATHAN (556)           38  97  4 28.1  11-11*ROUGH RIDERS (587)        1  4 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 292): LORD BYRON of SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 587): SAFFRON SKUNK of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 586): SCRUFF of THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 579): CHUCKER ISTTA of MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 576): MANUEL PEREZ of MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 575): DR HOOK of THE RED BLADES (Bill the Bard, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 572): CAYLON MCCANN of STEEL CRUSADE (Cassius Calvata, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 568): JACK STRAW of THE WARLOCKS (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 538): SELVUN of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 529): LORIMINA of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 520): CADDO SCOT of BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 240): PAS DE QUARTIER of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 422): ELEPHANT DUNG of WILD KINGDOM (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 194): I OF THE KNEE DOLL of HAZAARDS OF CLONING (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 472): VAJRA VALMEJAR of SCARLET KNIGHTS (Armalias, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 292): SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 587): BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 586): THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 579): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 576): MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 575): AMAZONS (?, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 572): GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 568): RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 538): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 529): WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 520): FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 240): FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 421): THE EXILED ONES (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 194): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 472): SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 585): FARSHOT of NEVERWAKE (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 586): SCRUFF of THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 575): DR HOOK of THE RED BLADES (Bill the Bard, mgr.)
                  (turn 574): FLEX of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 538): SELVUN of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
              (turn 537): BELLA DEANE of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 529): LORIMINA of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 520): BUNKER of SONS OF TULL (Gerald Bostock, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 239): INSOLENT IRIS of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 191): AIKEN of SUPERIOR FORCES Y4 (Manager, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Nythia, the stars were aligned my way.  I would prefer, however, wine, song, and
thou.
     Lord Byron, Poet and Duelmaster

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of ARKERS!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Did only my eyes note the 3-0-0 record 
which CONSANGUINEOUS managed to post this round?  I don't doubt that such a record 
will draw challengers!  PEARL HARBOR caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial 
commission as she skillfully bested BULL FROG and was awarded 21 points in 
recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, PEARL HARBOR put down BULL 
FROG, causing him to lose 17 points of recognition in the process.  Not for nothing 
has LORD BYRON in the past laid claim to the Duelmaster's throne, and this week he's 
proven his combat skill yet again.  No confirmation, but my sources claim that the 
top team has gained their position using magical aids.  Charmed weapons perhaps?   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In ARKERS "art" is a word that has 
long since passed from the language!  ARKERS, city of gladiators!  Mighty among the 
names of thy guilds is PENUMBRAL MISTS, a guild shunned and avoided by many in the 
weekly duels.  Methinks more than a few here could name the guild it was that spent 
the better part of last week avoiding PENUMBRAL MISTS.  Indeed it was THE ANIMALS.  
Loose talk at the arena has reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that 
many fighters are after BLOOD STAIN.  Watch your back!  A match that raised a few 
eyebrows at the games this week, it seems that HAMMURABI posted a challenge against 
the more highly recognized CRIMSON MIST.  The results, you ask?  Well, the firebrand 
HAMMURABI was defeated by CRIMSON MIST.  Remember warriors, this is the discipline of 
steel.   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and assassins.  In the arena 
there is only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     The girls are as pretty in ARKERS as ever I remembered them....and the fighters 
as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  More than a sharp eye must I keep, indeed 
a stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari await me!  
Till next we meet remember - the pen is mightier than the sword, but a maul is a 
different story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LORD BYRON 4935              13   4  0   139       SMITHSONIAN (245)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CRIMSON MIST 5047            12   4  1   112       BLOOD RITES (585)
-ME CHEAT U LOSE 4854         10   4  0   101       ORCISH IDIOMS (563)
-KIK BAKET OW TOE 4852         9   4  0    99       ORCISH IDIOMS (563)
-NYTHIA 4923                  13   9  0    97       PENUMBRAL MISTS (571)
-ZINGER 4890                  19   6  0    91       Z GLADIATORZ (519)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROCK GLAS HUT FUN 4851       13   5  3    87       ORCISH IDIOMS (563)
 IMBER LACK 4748              18  27  0    84       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
 FEORDIS INK 4746             18  30  0    84       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
 ZIP 4383                     13  10  0    82       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
 PEARL HARBOR 5076             8   3  0    81       SMITHSONIAN (245)
 HAMMURABI 4219               19  15  0    78       SMITHSONIAN (245)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MORG POTTS 4868              14  14  0    64       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
-GOT CAT'S TONGUE 4855        11   5  0    64       ORCISH IDIOMS (563)
-MORNGRYM 4926                10  12  0    63       PENUMBRAL MISTS (571)
-ZERO 4658                     6   1  0    63       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
 BULL FROG 5022                9   6  0    61       THE ANIMALS (576)
 UNHOLY TERROR 5051            9   7  1    60       BLOOD RITES (585)
 AERYN SUN 4811               13  19  0    58       LEVIATHAN (556)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZILCH 5081                    5   0  0    52       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
 MARSHMALLOW 4878              9  19  3    49       LEVIATHAN (556)
 CONUNDRUM 4892                4   0  0    48       CONSANGUINEOUS (567)
 SANTA MARIA 5092              2   3  0    48       SMITHSONIAN (245)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WAR BOND 5066                 9   3  0    47       SMITHSONIAN (245)
 AROURA 4928                   4  17  1    45       LEVIATHAN (556)
-ZENITH 5082                   4   2  0    45       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
-FAT CAT YUMMY 4863            9   3  0    44       ORCISH IDIOMS (563)
 KERBIN NOTTS 5040             6  11  0    42       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
 BLOOD STAIN 5049             11   5  0    38       BLOOD RITES (585)
 INDIOR LANDIS 5058            7   8  0    38       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
 BOILING BLOOD 5093            6   2  0    38       BLOOD RITES (585)
 RABBIT 4965                   9  10  0    37       THE ANIMALS (576)
 MEERKAT 4963                  9   9  0    36       THE ANIMALS (576)
-CONSTERNATION 4896            3   0  0    36       CONSANGUINEOUS (567)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ALLEY CAT 5021                4  11  0    29       THE ANIMALS (576)
-ONIROMANCER 5023              6   9  0    27       PENUMBRAL MISTS (571)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ROCA THE BLAZE 5086           2   0  1    21       ROUGH RIDERS (587)
 CONFIDENCE 4894               1   0  0    19       CONSANGUINEOUS (567)
-ELECTRA 4915                  1   0  0    19       KNIGHTMARES (569)
-MACHIAVELLA 5085              4   3  0    18       PENUMBRAL MISTS (571)
-MALBORGIA V 5084              5   2  0    17       PENUMBRAL MISTS (571)
-ELIZABETH 4914                1   0  0    15       KNIGHTMARES (569)
 SIR MARTIN 5083               2   5  0    12       LEVIATHAN (556)
-EBARK THE ROUGH 5089          1   1  0     9       ROUGH RIDERS (587)
 CONFESSION 4895               1   0  0     9       CONSANGUINEOUS (567)
 GORRILLA 5099                 2   2  0     8       THE ANIMALS (576)
-STARR OF DESTINY 5088         1   1  1     5       ROUGH RIDERS (587)
 SAM 5101                      1   2  0     5       LEVIATHAN (556)
-TOGA THE RAGER 5087           1   1  0     4       ROUGH RIDERS (587)
-GHREMSH THE JUST 5090         0   1  0     1       ROUGH RIDERS (587)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
SKUNK 4964              7  8 0 THE ANIMALS 576      MARSHMALLOW 4878      289  NOT REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Malborgia V -- I set sail for an historic victory! -- Santa Maria

Crimson Mist -- Well, I wasn't really in your league at all, was I? -- Hammurabi

Imber Lack -- I had to try, but I learned my place. -- Pearl Harbor

Rabbit -- I was after a little stew for the cause, but I have to say I am moderately
pleased at the outcome. -- War Bond

Morg Potts -- I am so skilled that I could show you some tricks.  (wink) -- Pearl
Harbor, your island gal

Happy Valentine Day all. -- Curator

Morg Potts -- You were the epitome, while I am but a mere.... -- Zenith

Blood Stain -- It didn't take much to wash you out, did it? -- Zip

Feordis -- Wanna make it best out of seven?  (wink) -- Zinger (all heart)

Consanguineous -- Could you please change your name to something I can pronounce?
(Like Colluder.)  Sheesh! -- The Z Man

Rock Glas Hut Fun -- I didn't notice too much that was fun with you.  Thought I had
that one but you managed to pull it out.  Maybe we shall have another go in the near
future. -- Unholy Terror

Hammurabi -- A random matchup that worked out rather well for me.  Thanks for the
learns. -- Crimson Mist

Machiavella -- Guess you best to a little more research before you challenge people.
I am not complaining though. -- Boiling Blood

Zip -- Hmmm.  Ouch.  Ummm.  Ohhhhhh.  Ahhhhh.  Ewwwww. -- Blood Stain

All -- No more free wins from Blackheart.  The useless Slasher has finally fought
someone more deserving and got exactly what he needed.  Death. -- Wretch

Lord Byron -- Congrats on the DM honors.  My hopes are you shall be dancing blades
with some of my warriors in the near future. -- Wretch

Slugbait -- That is one unwholesome lunger you have there.  I would like my team to
avoid it in the future but that kind of loss makes my guy itch for another chance. --
Wretch

Consternation -- I felt it, yes indeed, when I saw the set-up for this match.  And I
also congratulate you on having a tv challenge to use. -- Indior Landis
P.S.  I don't feel so badly about the disparity in fights, knowing that you have a
minimum of eleven tourney fights to go with your regular-arena fights.

Pearl Harbor -- It's too cold to be in the water, so I had to finish that fight
quickly.  Come on to the lodge and have a hot drink with me. -- Imber Lack

Zinger -- How about...I couldn't see you to hit you because of the eclipse?  Which is
going on right now as I write this personal, so it wasn't actually during the fight,
but that's my story and I'm sticking to it. -- Feordis Ink
P.S.  You could've taught me something.  I wouldn't have minded.

Zenith -- You're too short for your name.  No, seriously, zenith is the peak, the
top, the highest point.  You couldn't reach it to change the light bulbs, even with a
ladder. -- Morg Potts

Oniromancer -- But I never remember my dreams, which is probably a good thing.  Very
untidy, dreams.  I can't stand untidyness.  Don't laugh!  It's true. -- Kerbin Notts
P.S.  Quality still counts, if you know where to look for it.  Sure, a lot of cheap
stuff sells, but only to the undiscerning.

28 January 2008
CALLING ALL THUGS, BRUTES, OGRES, QUARTER HALF WITS, SHALLOW HALBERD ENTHUSIASTS AND
MAUL RATS:  Since the Bashing style has often been maligned in the forums, it is time
to give the style a little tough love with the following concept:  An ALL-BASHER
arena.  The rules are simple--enter the arena as a rookie basher.  That's it.  RSI
said I need to get 20 managers on board and I'm about half way there.  If you are
interested in taking part, PM me in the forums or email me:  chase at accesspr.com
and put D2 in the subject header.

Chase a.k.a. SwineTiger

2 February 2008
ATTENTION EVERYONE -- In March I am going to do manager lists for all arenas.  This
is part of my ongoing and undoubtedly largely futile attempt to get my lists
organized.  If you think I might not know who you are or if you think I might and
you'd rather I not share that information, let me know this month!  You can e-mail
me at Sue at solberg dash mathews dot com (replacing the at, dash and dot with
appropriate characters.  You can send a diplo to The Saint.  You can put an ad in
the newsletter.  Semaphore doesn't work so well, nor does telepathy. -- The Saint,
keeper of lists

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CONUNDRUM devastated BLOOD STAIN in a 9 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
HAMMURABI was handily defeated by CRIMSON MIST in a 1 minute Challenge match.
UNHOLY TERROR was vanquished by ROCK GLAS HUT FUN in a 1 minute Challenge brawl.
ZIP savagely defeated FEORDIS INK in a 3 minute veteran's Challenge fight.
ZILCH won victory over BOILING BLOOD in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge fight.
LORD BYRON overpowered IMBER LACK in a 1 minute mismatched Title brawl.
BULL FROG was overpowered by PEARL HARBOR in a 2 minute uneven melee.
MORG POTTS slimly won victory over AERYN SUN in a 6 minute gory expert's duel.
MARSHMALLOW was vanquished by SANTA MARIA in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
RABBIT was narrowly defeated by KERBIN NOTTS in a 2 minute gruesome match.
MEERKAT was overpowered by AROURA in a exciting 1 minute bloody one-sided fight.
INDIOR LANDIS overcame CAPTURED ORC in a 2 minute veteran vs. novice contest.
ALLEY CAT bested SIR MARTIN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute bloody bout.
GORRILLA was defeated by CONFIDENCE in a popular 2 minute duel.
SAM was outwaited by CONFESSION in a tiresome 14 minute beginner's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         AIMED BLOW        29 -  15 -  1      66  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         BASHING ATTACK    38 -  31 -  2      55  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         WALL OF STEEL     19 -  16 -  0      54  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         TOTAL PARRY       37 -  35 -  0      51  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         PARRY-RIPOSTE     17 -  17 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -  14 -  1      48  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -  20 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         SLASHING ATTACK   30 -  41 -  2      42  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -  10 -  2      38  |

Turn 293 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    2 -  3         3  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     2 -  3         2  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  3         2  TOTAL PARRY    
AIMED BLOW         3 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  2     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   LORD BYRON 4935            13   4  0  139 SMITHSONIAN (245)
AIMED BLOW       CRIMSON MIST 5047          12   4  1  112 BLOOD RITES (585)
LUNGING ATTACK   ROCK GLAS HUT FUN 4851     13   5  3   87 ORCISH IDIOMS (563)
WALL OF STEEL    PEARL HARBOR 5076           8   3  0   81 SMITHSONIAN (245)
SLASHING ATTACK  BULL FROG 5022              9   6  0   61 THE ANIMALS (576)
TOTAL PARRY      BLOOD STAIN 5049           11   5  0   38 BLOOD RITES (585)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is RABBIT 4965.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
ZIP 4383.  The ten other most popular fighters were CONFIDENCE 4894, BULL FROG 5022, 
MORG POTTS 4868, RABBIT 4965, KERBIN NOTTS 5040, AROURA 4928, CRIMSON MIST 5047, 
FEORDIS INK 4746, ZILCH 5081, and LORD BYRON 4935.

The least popular fighter this week was CONFESSION 4895.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SAM 5101, BLOOD STAIN 5049, CONUNDRUM 4892, MEERKAT 4963, MARSHMALLOW 
4878, IMBER LACK 4748, UNHOLY TERROR 5051, HAMMURABI 4219, SIR MARTIN 5083, and 
INDIOR LANDIS 5058.