DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/30/2010    Duedate: 10/27/2010

ARKERS ARENA

DM-8    TURN-327

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DEAD LEE
YOU PAY I SLAY (373)
(8-3142) [9-2-0,162]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DEAD LEE                       CRUSH
YOU PAY I SLAY (373)           TRUE DEATHS (107)
(8-3142) [9-2-0,162]           (8-772) [0-1-0,1]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

KERBIN NOTTS                   IMERTA LOEL
MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)            MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
(8-5040) [19-32-1,96]          (8-5225) [0-8-0,11]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SMITHSONIAN (245)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. YOU PAY I SLAY (373)        59
2. SMITHSONIAN (245)           32      CONSANGUINEOUS (567)
3. PENUMBRAL MISTS (571)       16      Unchartered Team
4. MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)         14
5. CONSANGUINEOUS (567)         7      TRUE DEATHS (107)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 CONSANGUINEOUS (567)      84  28  2 75.0   1/ 1 SMITHSONIAN (245)        12  3 0
 2/ 2 Z GLADIATORZ (519)       193  88  5 68.7   2/ 2 YOU PAY I SLAY (373)      9  5 0
 3/ 3 SMITHSONIAN (245)        639 412 13 60.8   3/ 3 Z GLADIATORZ (519)        5  1 0
 4/ 4 YOU PAY I SLAY (373)      56  40  2 58.3   4/ 4 MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)       5 10 1
 5/ 0 PENUMBRAL MISTS (571)     59  70  1 45.7   5/ 5 CONSANGUINEOUS (567)      3  3 0
 6/ 5 MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)      158 240  4 39.7   6/ 0 PENUMBRAL MISTS (571)     2  3 0
 7/ 0*TRUE DEATHS (107)          0   1  0  0.0   7/ 0*TRUE DEATHS (107)         0  1 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 326): DEAD LEE of YOU PAY I SLAY (Khisant, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 324): TEZCATLIPOCA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 322): LODEN NORVIS of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 277): KAHR, JACK of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 299): LADY WINTER of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 293): MY SHADOW of KAOS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 280): CASS DOLAN of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 274): DESPAIR of DRAGONS GUARD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 261): MADAM VENUSIA of SPARF! (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 252): RED RED WINE of HANGOVERS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 228): DANNY HEATLEY of OTTAWA SENATORS (?, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 228): ARAMIS RAMIREZ of PURPLE PLATYPI (?, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 229): DEATH SUCKS of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 44): CONFESSION of OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 226): JAVELIN of THE WEAPONS (Consortium, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 326): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 324): FORCE OF FIVE (?, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 322): MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 277): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 299): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 293): LAND OF OZ (Oz the ALL-Succeeding, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 280): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 274): PYROMANIA (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 261): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 252): VIRUS (?, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 228): BOMBS AWAY (?, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 228): MONGREL HORDE (?, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 228): MONGOL HORDE (?, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 44): OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 226): MANAGERIAL MAYHEM (Fizban, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 324): ANFERROUS of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
              (turn 323): BLACK ROSE HAMMER of FLOWERED HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 322): LODEN NORVIS of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 277): KAHR, JACK of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 299): LADY WINTER of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 292): SPAWNING OF SPEWN of MANAGERIAL MAYHEM (Fizban)
                                      TEN LORDS ALEAPING of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                                      RONDOL QUIGLO of THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 226): SIF of SUPERIOR FORCES Y3 (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 228): SQUEEZE of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Hail Arkers!!  First off sorry about missing my DM column last cycle.  Khisanth
has had his head up his hindside lately.  He pledges to do better.  Hoping to hold
the throne but who knows if I can....  Confidence gets my challenge once again (if it
ain't broke), and he taught me well in the last go round.  My avoid to Z gladiatorz.
So until next cycle, Be well Arkers...

Dead Lee

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly ARKERS games.  My praise to YOU PAY I SLAY for their 
4-1-0 week this time out.  Indeed, it was a skillfully fought round deserving of 
notice!  IMA SLAYER caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as he 
skillfully bested KOTTER NAHL and was awarded 17 points in recognition.  In one of 
the week's more notable duels, KERBIN NOTTS put down ZEPHYR, causing her to lose 4 
points of recognition in the process.  As is fitting, the most sought after warrior 
on the challenge boards this week was none other than Duelmaster DEAD LEE himself.  
Most watched of the fights this week, the spotlight was on CONFIDENCE as he bore arms 
against the challenge of reigning Duelmaster DEAD LEE.  Although CONFIDENCE made a 
valiant effort, it did not suffice to topple the reign of victorious DEAD LEE.  Would 
you believe that over half of the old women in ARKERS seem to feel that they could 
fight better than you gladiators?   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In ARKERS "art" is a word that has 
long since passed from the language!  My inside sources tell me that the team to beat 
in ARKERS these days is YOU PAY I SLAY.  At least, most blades in town are looking to 
avoid them.  If you didn't look down dark alleys you'd have been hard pressed to find 
any of SMITHSONIAN last week.  Busy avoiding YOU PAY I SLAY?  A match that raised a 
few eyebrows at the games this week, it seems that URA GONER posted a TV challenge 
against the more highly recognized NORM QUESHA.  The results, you ask?  Well, the 
firebrand URA GONER was defeated by NORM QUESHA.  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?  Some say a warrior is judged by the way he bears arms.  One thing 
is sure, better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in ARKERS.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  Sadly warriors, now longer can I 
keep thy company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  Till 
next we meet remember:  a fool flies into a rage quickly and often.  The wise are 
angered by the same thing only once.  Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEAD LEE 3142                 9   2  0   162       YOU PAY I SLAY (373)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CONFIDENCE 4894              20   9  0   105       CONSANGUINEOUS (567)
-ZITHER 5153                  19   1  0   105       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
 KERBIN NOTTS 5040            19  32  1    96       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
 CONFESSION 4895              17   9  0    96       CONSANGUINEOUS (567)
 NYTHIA 4923                  16  10  0    92       PENUMBRAL MISTS (571)
 INDIOR LANDIS 5058           21  28  0    91       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MORNGRYM 4926                12  14  0    85       PENUMBRAL MISTS (571)
 NORM QUESHA 5171             14   9  0    83       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZEPHYR 5204                   9   3  2    60       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
 URA GONER 5214                4   1  0    59       YOU PAY I SLAY (373)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ALAMO 5151                   10   8  0    48       SMITHSONIAN (245)
 ZORK 5195                     8   1  1    46       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
 IWO JIMA 5223                 5   1  0    42       SMITHSONIAN (245)
 ONIROMANCER 5023              8  11  0    35       PENUMBRAL MISTS (571)
 ZEST 5224                     7   0  1    35       Z GLADIATORZ (519)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YOSEMITE 5231                 4   0  0    31       SMITHSONIAN (245)
 MALBORGIA V 5084              6   5  0    27       PENUMBRAL MISTS (571)
 ANITA KILL 5234               3   1  0    27       YOU PAY I SLAY (373)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IMA SLAYER 5233               2   2  0    25       YOU PAY I SLAY (373)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PLYMOUTH ROCK 5218            7   1  0    22       SMITHSONIAN (245)
 KOTTER NAHL 5197              2  14  0    20       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
 SIR INSIZER 5242              1   0  0    15       YOU PAY I SLAY (373)
 IMERTA LOEL 5225              0   8  0    11       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
 MAYFLOWER 5235                2   0  0     9       SMITHSONIAN (245)
 CRUSH 772                     0   1  0     1       TRUE DEATHS (107)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
MACHIAVELLA 5085        5  6 0 PENUMBRAL MISTS 571  SHEWISH GIANT         327  NONE
GERONIMO 5125           7  9 0 SMITHSONIAN 245      KERBIN NOTTS 5040     325   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Congratulations and well done to Dead Lee.  So that's what a real Duelmaster looks
like?!  My goodness; you went through Confidence twice just like he was deaf, dumb,
or blind! -- Curator, Smithsonian
P,S.  I will have to admit that I did not quite understand your first DM Column,
however.

Consanguineous -- You should consider entering a team in the DM47 Turf Wars.  I'll
bet you have fun. (wink) -- Curator, Smithsonian

Stray Catman?  It was my pleasure to meet up with you.  Does my winning mean I have
to take care of all those cats?! -- Mayflower, Smithsonian

     Nah, shove 'em off on Swirvin' Irvin.

Ima Slayer -- I was in no mood to allow you a piece of the rock.  (mine OR
Prudential's) -- Plymouth Rock, Smithsonian

Imerta Loel -- You sounded awfully Japanese to me so I had to go at you with my heart
and soul.  Gotcha! -- Iwo Jima, Smithsonian

Anita Kill -- Well, luckily I didn't.  A mere expansive, enduring win was all I
wanted and all I got. -- Yosemite, Smithsonian

You Pay I Slay -- That is two in a row losses that Ura Goner put on me.  How much is
Santana paying you guys for my decimation? -- Alamo, Smithsonian

Four-1?  We can live with that, Smithsonians.  Well done. -- Curator

We are baaaaaaack!  Finally a nice little 3-0 for The Z Gladiatorz. -- The Z Man

Honest Merchant -- I was sorry to hurt an honest guy like you, but business is
business. -- Zephyr, ZG

     Looks like you just breezed through that.

Kerbin Knotts -- I enjoyed the long conversation, but the winning results of the
debate seem to leave me waaaaay up here where the BIG BOYS can pick on me.  Yikes! --
Zither, ZG

Kotter Nahl -- The way I see it, I had to keep going with the winning formula.
Sorry. -- Zest, ZG

Z good luck to you all.  May all your zzzs be good onez. -- The Z Man

All -- Long time, no see, to those of you who remember me.  I've stayed active
elsewhere, but have missed my "home" arena.  I don't know if I'll be staying long, as
I've got a TW to attend, but I've wanted to stop by for some time.  Good luck to all,
and perhaps my "original" misfits will meet some of you on the sand. ;) -- Michael
Eldritch, mgr Penumbral Mists

Confession -- Bah.  You want to know "whodunit," you'll have to work for it. --
Indior Landis

Zest -- Ah, lemon, my favorite. -- Kotter Nahl
P.S.  Although winning would have been even better.

Zither -- Tuneful, as always. -- Kerbin Notts

Ah, the Veteran Mercenary!  It isn't often we see a standby on the sands.  And a win,
which is good. -- Norm Quesha

Iwo Jima -- But I guess Norm's win is our only one this time.  Bummer. -- Imerta Loel

Michael Eldritch -- How about if I declare for your team in North Fork next time, but
stand ready to bow out if you can get enough serious members to fill it out? --
Jorja, the Middle Way
P.S.  Master Darque recommended that I declare for you, and said I could bow out to a
more involved participant with no prejudice to anyone.

27 September 10
Note -- We are still looking for additional teams in Arvat, DM 32.  I still have a
number of good team rollups available FREE for whoever wants one.
     Contact the Devil Advocates ASAP to join the fun!  You can either reach me by
diplo or on the RSI site.
     Also, whoever sent me the diplo with no name on it requesting a rollup /
information on how to get into Arvat, I'm embarassed to admit that the diplo slipped
out of my folder and was lost.  Please just send me another one with your mailing
address and I'll get a rollup to you ASAP.  Sorry about that!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MACHIAVELLA was butchered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
URA GONER was bested by NORM QUESHA in a exciting 1 minute Challenge duel.
DEAD LEE handily defeated CONFIDENCE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge Title match.
CONFESSION viciously subdued INDIOR LANDIS in a 4 minute veteran's Challenge fight.
KERBIN NOTTS devastated ZEPHYR in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
MORNGRYM defeated VIRGINAL CONCUBINE in a crowd pleasing 3 minute veteran's struggle.
NYTHIA overpowered VIRGINAL CONCUBINE in a 1 minute uneven melee.
ALAMO vanquished CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute uneven duel.
ZORK savagely defeated ONIROMANCER in a action packed 1 minute gory duel.
YOSEMITE outlasted MALBORGIA V in a dull 27 minute gory match.
ZEST luckily beat FRATSFA MERCENARY in a tiresome 11 minute bloody match.
IWO JIMA viciously subdued CAPTURED ORC in a exciting 1 minute brutal contest.
KOTTER NAHL was devastated by IMA SLAYER in a 1 minute bloody mismatched bout.
IMERTA LOEL was luckily beaten by PLYMOUTH ROCK in a popular 2 minute duel.
MAYFLOWER unbelievably bested CRUSH in a 4 minute beginner's duel.
ANITA KILL overpowered STRAY CATMAN in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
SIR INSIZER devastated POLITE BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      7         PARRY-LUNGE       13 -   3 -  0      81  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         TOTAL PARRY       34 -  11 -  1      76  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         AIMED BLOW         3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -   9 -  1      57  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    11 -  11 -  2      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   7 -  1      42  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         STRIKING ATTACK   16 -  25 -  0      39  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK    13 -  28 -  1      32  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 327 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:

AIMED BLOW         1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  2         3  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        5 -  2                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  2                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      DEAD LEE 3142               9   2  0  162 YOU PAY I SLAY (373)
LUNGING ATTACK   CONFIDENCE 4894            20   9  0  105 CONSANGUINEOUS (567)
AIMED BLOW       NYTHIA 4923                16  10  0   92 PENUMBRAL MISTS (571)
BASHING ATTACK   NORM QUESHA 5171           14   9  0   83 MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
STRIKING ATTACK  URA GONER 5214              4   1  0   59 YOU PAY I SLAY (373)
SLASHING ATTACK  ZORK 5195                   8   1  1   46 Z GLADIATORZ (519)
TOTAL PARRY      ZEST 5224                   7   0  1   35 Z GLADIATORZ (519)
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 IMERTA LOEL 5225.  The ten other most popular fighters were DEAD LEE 3142, 
INDIOR LANDIS 5058, CONFESSION 4895, ZORK 5195, IWO JIMA 5223, IMA SLAYER 5233, URA 
GONER 5214, NORM QUESHA 5171, MORNGRYM 4926, and NYTHIA 4923.

The least popular fighter this week was MALBORGIA V 5084.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were YOSEMITE 5231, ZEST 5224, MAYFLOWER 5235, KOTTER NAHL 5197, 
ONIROMANCER 5023, CONFIDENCE 4894, MACHIAVELLA 5085, ZEPHYR 5204, KERBIN NOTTS 5040, 
and SIR INSIZER 5242.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

DEAD LEE (8-3142) YOU PAY I SLAY (373)