DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/05/2010    Duedate: 09/01/2010

ARKERS ARENA

DM-8    TURN-325

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DEAD LEE
YOU PAY I SLAY (373)
(8-3142) [7-2-0,123]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DEAD LEE                       POSITION IS EMPTY
YOU PAY I SLAY (373)           
(8-3142) [7-2-0,123]           

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

KERBIN NOTTS                   NORM QUESHA
MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)            MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
(8-5040) [18-31-1,100]         (8-5171) [12-9-0,70]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

YOU PAY I SLAY (373)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. YOU PAY I SLAY (373)        29
2. SMITHSONIAN (245)           26      CONSANGUINEOUS (567)
3. MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)         10      Unchartered Team
4. Z GLADIATORZ (519)           0
5. CONSANGUINEOUS (567)        -9      SLEAZEE COME,... (297)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 CONSANGUINEOUS (567)      82  26  2 75.9   1/ 1 YOU PAY I SLAY (373)     10  2 0
 2- 2 Z GLADIATORZ (519)       188  87  5 68.4   2- 2 Z GLADIATORZ (519)        6  4 0
 3/ 3 SMITHSONIAN (245)        630 411 13 60.5   3/ 5 SMITHSONIAN (245)         6  5 0
 4/ 4 YOU PAY I SLAY (373)      50  37  2 57.5   4/ 3 MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)       6  9 1
 5/ 5 MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)      155 233  4 39.9   5/ 4 CONSANGUINEOUS (567)      3  3 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 324): CONFIDENCE of CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 651): SERENITY of CANNIBALZ (Hanibal, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 650): FLOPEAR of THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 635): ELDON KREE of MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 639): MOHAWK JOE of PIRATE'S COVER (?, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 634): FENELLA JHEN of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 634): PASCELLA of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 632): ISPEP of RANDOM (?, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 596): CARINA LINZ of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 593): SKITZOID SNOOPY of DA DOG POWNDAZ (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 584): BETTY of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 272): CONFLICT of DRAGONS GUARD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 480): EBAN STRANGER of WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 226): TOBEORNOTTOBE of TOTAL CHAOS (Marma Duke, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 536): GOKU of DRAGONBALL Z (Armalias Skyhawk, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 324): YOU PAY I SLAY (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 651): ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 650): THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 635): THE MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 639): KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 634): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 634): GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 632): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 596): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 593): DA DOG POWNDAZ (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 583): SERPENT'S HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 272): DRAGONS GUARD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 480): WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 226): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 536): SUPERIOR FATHER et al (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 324): ZILCH of Z GLADIATORS (Z Man, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 651): SERENITY of CANNIBALZ (Hanibal, mgr.)
                   (turn 650): PAPRIKA PUMA of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 649): YELLOW DOG of THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 636): TCHACK LOY of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 596): CARINA LINZ of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 584): BETTY of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
                 (turn 583): SNORKY of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 479): YALO TACTSIE of WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 226): SIF of SUPERIOR FORCES Y3 (Manager, mgr.)
                 (turn 225): PETER THE GREAT of DOGS OF WAR (Omega, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Zilch, are you shurrrree you're ready for the Isle?  No disrespect, but you
can\'t handle me and I have but one expert rating (though my buffness more than makes
up for my lack of skill).  If I didn't know better, I would think you just didn't
want to write any columns.  I must admit, writing them makes my head hurt, but I'll
try anything to improve my 5 WT....

Hope to see you one day on the Isle,

Confidence

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of ARKERS!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  IWO JIMA caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested IMA SLAYER and was awarded 15 points 
in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, IWO JIMA put down IMA 
SLAYER, causing him to lose 12 points of recognition in the process.  This time out 
DEAD LEE made his bid for the throne as he challenged CONFIDENCE in an all out 
contest of skill for possession of the title!  The city has turned out in honor of 
DEAD LEE, for with his arena victory he may now lay claim to the highest position in 
the city!  Informants "close" to the city champion have told me that he never fights 
without pantyhose on beneath his armor.  Watch out!   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city ARKERS.  ARKERS, city of gladiators!  Mighty among the names of thy 
guilds is MIDDLE WAY 11, 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 MIDDLE WAY 11.  Indeed it was SMITHSONIAN.  Loose talk at the 
arena has reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters are 
after DEAD LEE.  Watch your back!   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Was I the only one shocked to see the well 
respected fighter SIR CUMCISER (3-0-0) appear on the sands of the Dark Arena?  He is 
now dead.  The warrior's path is harsh.  For mediocrity there is but one 
reward--death.  This past week GERONIMO, at 7-9-0, departed ARKERS forever.  This 
week's duel proved deadly to GERONIMO as he fell to the more renowned warrior, KERBIN 
NOTTS.  How will SMITHSONIAN find revenge?  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers 
the miserable with fortune but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  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                  
 DEAD LEE 3142                 7   2  0   123       YOU PAY I SLAY (373)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CONFIDENCE 4894              20   7  0   103       CONSANGUINEOUS (567)
 KERBIN NOTTS 5040            18  31  1   100       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
-ZITHER 5153                  18   1  0    92       Z GLADIATORZ (519)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 INDIOR LANDIS 5058           21  26  0    89       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
 CONFESSION 4895              15   9  0    79       CONSANGUINEOUS (567)
 NORM QUESHA 5171             12   9  0    70       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ZEPHYR 5204                   8   2  2    56       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
 URA GONER 5214                3   0  0    49       YOU PAY I SLAY (373)
-ZORK 5195                     7   1  1    42       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
 ALAMO 5151                    9   7  0    34       SMITHSONIAN (245)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IWO JIMA 5223                 3   1  0    29       SMITHSONIAN (245)
-ZEST 5224                     5   0  1    26       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
 ANITA KILL 5234               2   0  0    25       YOU PAY I SLAY (373)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YOSEMITE 5231                 2   0  0    19       SMITHSONIAN (245)
 KOTTER NAHL 5197              2  12  0    18       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
 PLYMOUTH ROCK 5218            5   1  0    16       SMITHSONIAN (245)
 IMA SLAYER 5233               1   1  0     7       YOU PAY I SLAY (373)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IMERTA LOEL 5225              0   6  0     6       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
GERONIMO 5125           7  9 0 SMITHSONIAN 245      KERBIN NOTTS 5040     325   
SIR CUMCISER 5228       3  1 0 YOU PAY I SLAY 373   SHEWISH GIANT         325  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Congratulations to a confident Confidence, whom we have confidence will be a great
Duelmaster. -- Curator and The Smithsonians

Imerta Loel -- Was that you trying to hold on to me?  I'm glad the Allied troops got
me. -- Iwo Jima

Civilized Criminal me whoopem yu.  How! -- Geronimo

Ima Slayer -- Wow!  No more for me.  I will stick to Pilgrims. -- Plymouth Rock

Health.  Humility.  Honor. -- Curator

Running short of time, so I will quickly report that ZILCH is 11-7(1)-14-15-16(1)-8-
15 blessed damage (great) and hosed Init (-4) Slasher. -- The Z Man

Confession -- I won't say it, and you can't make me!  No self-incrimination here. --
Kerbin Notts

Zork -- From, ah... Ork, perhaps? -- Norm Quesha

Iwo Jima -- I never did like islands. -- Imerta Loel

Dead Lee -- I can't see anyone buying my death, so I'm safe, right? -- Indior Landis

Zest -- Very zesty. -- Kotter Nahl

Alamo -- Strategy, you know. -- Norm Quesha

Our congratulations to Zilch. -- Jorja and the Middle Way

26 July 2010
     Some managers have attempted to send personals and columns to hal, and hal has
been refusing to acknowledge their content.  I don't know what hal's problem is,
specifically, but for best success, send PLAIN TEXT (dot txt) in the body of the
email.  Not attachments.  Thank you. -- the Editor

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SIR CUMCISER was dealt death by SHEWISH GIANT in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
DEAD LEE viciously subdued CONFIDENCE in a 2 minute expert's Challenge Title battle.
CONFESSION narrowly defeated NORM QUESHA in a 3 minute master's Challenge duel.
KERBIN NOTTS slew GERONIMO in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided fight.
INDIOR LANDIS viciously subdued NOBLE ASSASSIN in a 3 minute bloody one-sided duel.
ALAMO was overpowered by URA GONER in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
PLYMOUTH ROCK luckily beat IMERTA LOEL in a 2 minute gruesome melee.
KOTTER NAHL was vanquished by ANITA KILL in a 1 minute uneven duel.
YOSEMITE overpowered POLITE BEGGAR in a slow 3 minute uneven duel.
IWO JIMA overpowered IMA SLAYER in a 1 minute uneven match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         TOTAL PARRY       25 -  10 -  1      71  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-LUNGE       11 -   5 -  0      69  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         AIMED BLOW         2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK   13 -   8 -  1      62  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    13 -   9 -  2      59  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -  10 -  2      38  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         STRIKING ATTACK   16 -  28 -  1      36  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK    17 -  33 -  1      34  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 325 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        2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  2         2  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         2  BASHING ATTACK 
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  3         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      DEAD LEE 3142               7   2  0  123 YOU PAY I SLAY (373)
LUNGING ATTACK   CONFIDENCE 4894            20   7  0  103 CONSANGUINEOUS (567)
BASHING ATTACK   NORM QUESHA 5171           12   9  0   70 MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
STRIKING ATTACK  URA GONER 5214              3   0  0   49 YOU PAY I SLAY (373)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is KERBIN NOTTS 5040.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was NORM QUESHA 5171.  The ten other most popular fighters were SIR CUMCISER 
5228, DEAD LEE 3142, IMERTA LOEL 5225, CONFESSION 4895, GERONIMO 5125, IWO JIMA 5223, 
KERBIN NOTTS 5040, PLYMOUTH ROCK 5218, ANITA KILL 5234, and CONFIDENCE 4894.

The least popular fighter this week was YOSEMITE 5231.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were IMA SLAYER 5233, KOTTER NAHL 5197, ALAMO 5151, URA GONER 5214, INDIOR 
LANDIS 5058, CONFIDENCE 4894, ANITA KILL 5234, PLYMOUTH ROCK 5218, KERBIN NOTTS 5040, 
and IWO JIMA 5223.

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

ZILCH (8-5081) Z GLADIATORZ (519)

                 NEW TEAMS IN THE TEMPORARY TOURNAMENT ARENA (DM 85)

Please note that all new teams created at the Face-to-Face were temporarily placed in 
a temporary Tournament Arena, DM 85.  If you requested that your team be placed in a 
specific arena, it has already transferred to that arena.  Any teams not transferred 
out of DM 85 by October 1 will be deleted.  If you have questions about any of your 
teams, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI 

                        WINTER FACE-TO-FACE IN SUNNY ARIZONA!

Our next winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 14-16, 2011.  It will be 
held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Tempe, Arizona (480-894-7444), the same hotel as 
last year by popular request.  Room rates are $129.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy, which 
includes full cooked breakfast, complimentary manager's reception (yes, really!), free 
airport shuttle, free parking and free high speed internet.  There's a fitness center, 
jacuzzi, and pool.  The rooms are blocked--please make your reservation by December 22 
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!