DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/25/2010    Duedate: 12/22/2010

ARKERS ARENA

DM-8    TURN-329

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ZITHER
Z GLADIATORZ (519)
(8-5153) [21-1-0,113]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CONFIDENCE                     POSITION IS EMPTY
CONSANGUINEOUS (567)           
(8-4894) [21-10-0,115]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

KERBIN NOTTS                   IMERTA LOEL
MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)            MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
(8-5040) [19-34-1,101]         (8-5225) [0-10-0,13]

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)        43
2. SMITHSONIAN (245)           25      CONSANGUINEOUS (567)
3. CONSANGUINEOUS (567)        14      Unchartered Team
4. Z GLADIATORZ (519)          10
5. MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)          2      LIAR'S CLUB (350)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 CONSANGUINEOUS (567)      87  29  2 75.0   1/ 1 SMITHSONIAN (245)        14  0 0
 2/ 2 Z GLADIATORZ (519)       200  90  7 69.0   2/ 2 Z GLADIATORZ (519)        9  3 2
 3/ 3 SMITHSONIAN (245)        648 412 13 61.1   3/ 3 YOU PAY I SLAY (373)      8  5 0
 4/ 4 YOU PAY I SLAY (373)      60  44  2 57.7   4/ 5 CONSANGUINEOUS (567)      4  2 0
 5- 5 PENUMBRAL MISTS (571)     59  70  1 45.7   5/ 4 MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)       3 12 0
 6/ 6 MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)      159 249  4 39.0   6- 6 PENUMBRAL MISTS (571)     2  3 0
 7- 7*TRUE DEATHS (107)          0   1  0  0.0   7- 7*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 328): ZITHER of Z GLADIATORS (Z-Man, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 326): TEZCATLIPOCA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 624): MAJOR PAIN of MILITARY MAYHEM (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 279): MS D. MEENER of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 301): CALLOUS COURTNEY of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 295): KANA BALISTIC of DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 282): WHISTLIN DIXIE of DARQUE FORCES II (Master Darque)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 276): CONFLICT of DRAGON GUARD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 263): KORASIM of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 254): NAZARETH of CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 230): DANNY HEATLEY of OTTAWA SENATORS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 230): STEVE LAKE of SUE'S BOYS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 231): DEATH SUCKS of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 46): CONFESSION of OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 228): KING UVDAHELL of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 328): SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 326): MY GENERATION (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 324): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 279): PROPHETIC OMENS (Lord Rahl, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 301): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 295): OPHIDIAN ORDER (Skaven, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 282): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 276): PYROMANIA (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 263): SPARF! (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 254): CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 230): NEW YORK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 230): MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 231): SUE'S BOYS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 46): OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 228): SPARF! et al (Crip, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 327): DEAD LEE of YOU PAY I SLAY (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 279): MS D. MEENER of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 295): ROIS ANIN of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
                          (turn 294): MY SHADOW of KAOS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 281): CASS DOLAN of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 263): KORASIM of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
               (turn 262): MADAM VENUSIA of SPARF! (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 226): SIF of SUPERIOR FORCES Y3 (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 231): DEATH SUCKS of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 45): PEP RALLY of OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
                              WASNIS of OLLIS HEROES (Omega, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Finally!  With a 20-1 record (Well, add a 5-3 way back in the Apprentices
tournament.) I make it to the top of Arkers as Duelmaster.  I learned my knots in
Girl Scouts, so I tied Kerbin in knotts for the title.  (I'm funny, too, eh?)
     Can I get away with as short a DM Column as Khisanth's team does?  I'm gonna
try!  Come and get me.  Zither thou goest, I shall go.
          Zither DMI

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, in ARKERS a quiet thief gets rich, but a quiet spymaster gets poor.  
So bring me ale and harken to my tidbits of news.  The Z GLADIATORZ guild has had a 
4-1-1 turn and deserves to be watched in the future.  You never know where this kind 
of thing can lead.  This week's Duelmaster bout was between KERBIN NOTTS and our 
Duelmaster ZITHER, making a challenge.  Defending hers title for another turn, ZITHER 
kept MIDDLE WAY 11's warrior, KERBIN NOTTS, from claiming the throne.  By the way, 
was that our Duelmaster that I saw last night, cramped under the table at The Warty 
Toad?   
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.  I also notice that the PENUMBRAL MISTS stable was the most 
avoided team this turn.  Come on ARKERS, what are you afraid of?  And avoiding 
PENUMBRAL MISTS more than any other team we find SMITHSONIAN.  ARKERS, are we going 
to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  The most challenged warrior this turn was 
MIDDLE WAY 11's warrior KERBIN NOTTS.  More fighters challenged him than challenged 
the Duelmaster!  In a brave attempt, URA GONER from YOU PAY I SLAY challenged up 19 
points to fight ZEPHYR from the Z GLADIATORZ stable.  URA GONER perhaps got hers just 
desserts, seeing as she overcame ZEPHYR and ended up with 84 recognition points.   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  Whatever bright future SIR INSIZER may have had, it's all history 
now.  The manager of YOU PAY I SLAY has lost a promising 2-0-0 warrior.  Z 
GLADIATORZ, with any luck YOU PAY I SLAY will successfully bloodfeud ZORK for killing 
such a warrior as SIR INSIZER.  Have a little decency, will ya?  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 ARKERS, but never good to wear out my welcome.  
Look for me in future turns.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to paper-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZITHER 5153                  21   1  0   113       Z GLADIATORZ (519)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CONFIDENCE 4894              21  10  0   115       CONSANGUINEOUS (567)
 CONFESSION 4895              19   9  0   107       CONSANGUINEOUS (567)
 KERBIN NOTTS 5040            19  34  1   101       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
 INDIOR LANDIS 5058           22  29  0    95       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
-NYTHIA 4923                  16  10  0    92       PENUMBRAL MISTS (571)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MORNGRYM 4926                12  14  0    85       PENUMBRAL MISTS (571)
 URA GONER 5214                5   1  0    84       YOU PAY I SLAY (373)
 NORM QUESHA 5171             14  11  0    83       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ALAMO 5151                   12   8  0    61       SMITHSONIAN (245)
 ZORK 5195                    10   1  3    59       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
 ZEPHYR 5204                  10   4  2    59       Z GLADIATORZ (519)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IWO JIMA 5223                 7   1  0    54       SMITHSONIAN (245)
 ZEST 5224                     8   1  1    42       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
 YOSEMITE 5231                 5   0  0    41       SMITHSONIAN (245)
-ONIROMANCER 5023              8  11  0    35       PENUMBRAL MISTS (571)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IMA SLAYER 5233               3   3  0    32       YOU PAY I SLAY (373)
 ANITA KILL 5234               3   2  0    30       YOU PAY I SLAY (373)
 PLYMOUTH ROCK 5218            9   1  0    28       SMITHSONIAN (245)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MALBORGIA V 5084              6   5  0    27       PENUMBRAL MISTS (571)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KOTTER NAHL 5197              2  16  0    22       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
 MAYFLOWER 5235                4   0  0    21       SMITHSONIAN (245)
 IMERTA LOEL 5225              0  10  0    13       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
 ZOO 5236                      1   0  0     8       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
-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?
GERONIMO 5125           7  9 0 SMITHSONIAN 245      KERBIN NOTTS 5040     325  NOT REVENGED
SEE YA 5248             0  1 0 YOU PAY I SLAY 373   STONE GOLEM           329  NONE
SIR INSIZER 5242        2  1 0 YOU PAY I SLAY 373   ZORK 5195             329   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Congratulations to Zither, the new DM of Arkers. -- Curator

Honest Merchant -- It was close, but I had to get to the top of the hill to claim it.
-- Iwo Jima

Ima Slayer -- Somehow I pulled that out.  I'll just bet that when you get
reinforcements, however... -- Alamo

Kotter Nahl -- Thanks for sitting on me.  I needed the waiting win. -- Plymouth Rock

Polite Beggar -- Perhaps you shouldn't be so polite? -- Mayflower

Health; humility; honor. -- Curator

Kerbin Knottz -- Happy trailz to you. -- Zither

M. Chardinee -- It was all my pleasure. really. -- Zephyr

I feel sooooo bad.  I lost to a civilized criminal?  I just may be worthless. -- Zest

Captured Orc -- Sorry about that.  I didn't mean to kill you-- just to beat you.  Oh,
well; maybe you will come back as a worm? -- Zork

Well done, Zs!  I can live with a 4-0-1!  Onward and upward. -- The Z Man

A Kung-Fu Master?  To what depths has this arena fallen that I should fight a Kung-Fu
Master? -- Indior Landis

Zither -- Ah... I just can't handle that kind of "name that tune" challenge.  Sorry.
I mean, I liked it, whatever it was.  Very, um, tuneful, you know?  But where music
is concerned, I'm totally an Ignorant Amos. -- Kerbin Notts

Confession -- As if! -- Norm Quesha, well aware of the value of privacy

Plymoth Rock -- A "rock around the clock" type, eh?  I suppose I should do a wind
sprint or two. -- Kotter Nahl

Sir Insizer -- Sir!  A golem groping me is what makes me very nervous.  Let us not do
this again. -- Imerta Loel

Zephyr -- Well, if you can't blow hot, blow cold.  There's always room for a little
fresh air. -- Kerbin Notts

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SEE YA was dealt death by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
URA GONER vanquished ZEPHYR in a exciting 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
ZITHER luckily beat KERBIN NOTTS in a 7 minute bloody master's Challenge Title duel.
INDIOR LANDIS was savagely defeated by CONFESSION in a 8 minute veteran's fight.
CONFIDENCE devastated NORM QUESHA in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided duel.
ZORK executed SIR INSIZER in a popular 1 minute gruesome mismatched brawl.
IWO JIMA won victory over ANITA KILL in a 1 minute duel.
ALAMO vanquished CIVILIZED CRIMINAL in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
ZEST unbelievably bested HONEST MERCHANT in a slow 16 minute duel.
YOSEMITE outlasted CAPTURED ORC in a slow 14 minute brutal expert vs. novice match.
PLYMOUTH ROCK luckily beat IMERTA LOEL in a crowd pleasing 3 minute competition.
IMA SLAYER demolished KOTTER NAHL in a 1 minute mismatched match.
MAYFLOWER beat SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a tiring 5 minute amateur's conflict.
ZOO unbelievably bested STRAY CATMAN in a 3 minute amateur's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      7         PARRY-LUNGE       14 -   2 -  0      88  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         TOTAL PARRY       38 -  11 -  1      78  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         AIMED BLOW         2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         SLASHING ATTACK   14 -   8 -  3      64  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    13 -  10 -  2      57  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   16 -  21 -  0      43  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   6 -  1      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK     9 -  21 -  0      30  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 329 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     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         3  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        6 -  1     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         2  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  2     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      ZITHER 5153                21   1  0  113 Z GLADIATORZ (519)
LUNGING ATTACK   CONFIDENCE 4894            21  10  0  115 CONSANGUINEOUS (567)
PARRY-LUNGE      CONFESSION 4895            19   9  0  107 CONSANGUINEOUS (567)
STRIKING ATTACK  URA GONER 5214              5   1  0   84 YOU PAY I SLAY (373)
BASHING ATTACK   NORM QUESHA 5171           14  11  0   83 MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
SLASHING ATTACK  ZORK 5195                  10   1  3   59 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 URA GONER 5214, 
CONFESSION 4895, SEE YA 5248, KERBIN NOTTS 5040, CONFIDENCE 4894, ZORK 5195, IWO JIMA 
5223, IMA SLAYER 5233, ZEPHYR 5204, and INDIOR LANDIS 5058.

The least popular fighter this week was ZEST 5224.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were YOSEMITE 5231, MAYFLOWER 5235, ZOO 5236, KOTTER NAHL 5197, ZITHER 5153, 
PLYMOUTH ROCK 5218, ALAMO 5151, ANITA KILL 5234, SIR INSIZER 5242, and NORM QUESHA 
5171.

                   MAIL-IN TOURNEY L

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
AUJARD 4639 (53-42-0)                  2  3  0         LA PENTARCHIE        

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CONSTERNATION 4896 (38-7-1)            4  3  0         CONSANGUINEOUS       
MISS ERABLE 2766 (39-31-3)             1  3  0         LADIES IN WAITING    
RANCID WAIF 4413 (29-19-0)             1  3  0         HAPLESS WAIF         

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
URA GONER 5214 (4-1-0)                16  2  0         YOU PAY I SLAY       

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
YOSEMITE 5231 (4-0-0)                 10  3  0         SMITHSONIAN          

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ANITA KILL 5234 (3-1-0)                4  3  1         YOU PAY I SLAY       

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
L. CAVSON 3911 (0-0-0)                 3  3  0         SUPERIOR FORCES      
ZOO 5236 (0-0-0)                       0  3  0         Z GLADIATORZ         

DEAD CHALLENGERS TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
K. CARSON 3609 (10-4-0)                6  3  0         SUPERIOR FORCES      
ALAIN DRAGOON 4716 (19-9-0)            2  2  0  DEAD   LA PENTARCHIE        

DEAD CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
REBECCA RAVEN 4308 (6-1-0)             8  3  0         TRIAL BY COMBAT      
MISS MANAGED 3519 (7-3-0)              5  3  1         LADIES IN WAITING    
MISS ALLY NEIUS 4022 (3-2-0)           1  3  0         LADIES IN WAITING    

DEAD ADEPTS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ESPO 3778 (7-4-1)                      1  3  0  DEAD   STRANGE UNIVERSE     

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it and that we will see you there!