DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/17/2011    Duedate: 03/16/2011

ARKERS ARENA

DM-8    TURN-332

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ZITHER
Z GLADIATORZ (519)
(8-5153) [24-1-0,124]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CONFIDENCE                     POSITION IS EMPTY
CONSANGUINEOUS (567)           
(8-4894) [24-10-0,143]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

KERBIN NOTTS                   ZEPHYR
MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)            Z GLADIATORZ (519)
(8-5040) [19-37-1,98]          (8-5204) [11-6-2,66]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SMITHSONIAN (245)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)         20
2. Z GLADIATORZ (519)          19      CONSANGUINEOUS (567)
3. CONSANGUINEOUS (567)        13      Unchartered Team
4. SMITHSONIAN (245)           12
5. YOU PAY I SLAY (373)         6      BIG BAD BRAWLERS (314)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 CONSANGUINEOUS (567)      92  30  2 75.4   1/ 1 SMITHSONIAN (245)        10  4 1
 2/ 2 Z GLADIATORZ (519)       210  94  7 69.1   2/ 2 Z GLADIATORZ (519)       10  4 0
 3/ 3 SMITHSONIAN (245)        658 416 14 61.3   3/ 3 CONSANGUINEOUS (567)      5  1 0
 4/ 4 YOU PAY I SLAY (373)      63  50  2 55.8   4/ 4 YOU PAY I SLAY (373)      3  6 0
 5- 5 TRIAL BY COMBAT (512)     17  19  3 47.2   5/ 6 MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)       2 13 0
 6/ 6 MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)      161 262  4 38.1   6- 5 TRIAL BY COMBAT (512)     1  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 331): ZITHER of Z GLADIATORS (Z-Man, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 329): PATTE DE SAGUAR of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 327): OMBERT QURL of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 282): TIMOR UNRED of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 304): CALLOUS CORTNEY of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 298): SALSA ELEMENTAL of DARQUE FORCES
                                                         (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 285): WHISTLIN DIXIE of DARQUE FORCES II (Master Darque)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 279): HOT STUFF of PYROMANIA (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 264): ALLERDAE CHAN of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 257): I'M A BASHER of BASHAHOLICS ANON (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 233): PANAMA OATS of THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 233): TORANS ULRIK of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 234): LILAS KEEPER of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 49): KARIN LO of MIDDLE WAY 21 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 231): DEVIL'S ADVOCATE of BLOOD 4 THE MASSES (The Mun, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 331): SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 329): DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 327): MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 282): PROPHETIC OMENS (Lord Rahl, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 304): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 298): LES TURFISTES (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 285): DANGER DANGER (Sherlock, mgr>)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 279): THE ORDER (Torak, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 264): SPARF! (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 257): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 233): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 233): MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 234): H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 49): OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 231): FELINES et al (Consortium, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 331): INDIOR LANDIS of MIDDLE WAY 11 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 328): TEZCATLIPOCA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 327): EXECUTIONER of RETRIBUTION (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 298): SALSA ELEMENTAL of DARQUE FORCES
                                                         (Master Darque, mgr.)
                          (turn 297): AFRICAN QUEEN of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                                      THE LION KING of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                                      ITHYIC THING of ABYSMAL RITES (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 285): WHISTLIN DIXIE of DARQUE FORCES II (Master Darque)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 278): TWO of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 263): KORASIM of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 49): KARIN LO of MIDDLE WAY 21 (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Aha!  My fourth DM Title.  Lucky me!  I plan to stay lucky by challenging and
avoiding optimally.  Consanguineous may have Confidence, but I have none against him.
     Why am I not graduated?  Suck me off!  I will sub for any one of those that
Green-Eyes selects and I would make its manager a Happy Camper.  Pick me. pick me.  I
have 20+ fights, 14+ wins, plenty of PPs, and an Adex.  Perhaps I need one more
Expert?
     It is hard acquiring experts when one is on a team with combined starting stats
like this:
ST - 9,10,11,14,17
CN - 9,12,19,19,20
SZ - 8,10,10,11,12
WT - 4,7,9,15,17
WL - 15,15,16,17,19
SP - 8,9,9,10,11
DF - 5,7,11,12,13
The gods have mercy on our souls!
     Anyway, come and get me and teach me some defense.
          Zither, DMIV

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly ARKERS games.  YOSEMITE caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested FRATSFA MERCENARY and was awarded 11 
points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, ZOO put down IMERTA 
LOEL, causing her to lose 6 points of recognition in the process.  Most watched of 
the fights this week, the spotlight was on KERBIN NOTTS as he bore arms against the 
challenge of reigning Duelmaster ZITHER.  Not for nothing has ZITHER in the past laid 
claim to the Duelmaster's throne, and this week she's proven hers combat skill yet 
again.  Informants "close" to the city champion have told me that he never fights 
without pantyhose on beneath his armor.  Watch out!   
     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.  Apparently the stalwarts of SMITHSONIAN are catching the bulk of jests 
down at the challenging board for their large share of the avoids.  Loose talk at the 
arena has reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters are 
after INDIOR LANDIS.  Watch your back!  I cannot but express pride for the 
fearlessness of ZORK who cast caution to the winds and challenged CONFIDENCE, a 
fighter 52 points higher.  In the end ZORK was defeated by CONFIDENCE, a "sharp" 
reminder that higher recognition is an indication of greater skill.  Still, it was a 
worthy bout!   
     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!  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 we meet again, remember:  a turtle walks slow, hides head in a shell, 
and harms no one; a lion runs to slay its prey.-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZITHER 5153                  24   1  0   124       Z GLADIATORZ (519)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CONFIDENCE 4894              24  10  0   143       CONSANGUINEOUS (567)
 KERBIN NOTTS 5040            19  37  1    98       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CONFESSION 4895              21  10  0    89       CONSANGUINEOUS (567)
 ALAMO 5151                   14   9  1    86       SMITHSONIAN (245)
-URA GONER 5214                5   1  0    84       YOU PAY I SLAY (373)
 ZORK 5195                    11   2  3    80       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
 NORM QUESHA 5171             15  13  0    79       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZEPHYR 5204                  11   6  2    66       Z GLADIATORZ (519)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANITA KILL 5234               5   3  0    62       YOU PAY I SLAY (373)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YOSEMITE 5231                 7   0  0    55       SMITHSONIAN (245)
-REBECCA RAVEN 4308            6   1  0    53       TRIAL BY COMBAT (512)
 ZEST 5224                    10   2  1    50       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
 PLYMOUTH ROCK 5218           12   1  0    42       SMITHSONIAN (245)
-ANGELA DEATH 4310             4   3  1    39       TRIAL BY COMBAT (512)
 IMA SLAYER 5233               4   5  0    36       YOU PAY I SLAY (373)
 IWO JIMA 5223                 8   3  0    34       SMITHSONIAN (245)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KOTTER NAHL 5197              2  19  0    30       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
-KAZANDRA KRUEL 4460           2   0  0    28       TRIAL BY COMBAT (512)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAYFLOWER 5235                6   1  0    23       SMITHSONIAN (245)
 ZOO 5236                      4   0  0    23       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
-MOMMA CASKET 4311             2   5  1    18       TRIAL BY COMBAT (512)
 IMERTA LOEL 5225              0  13  0    16       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
SIR INSIZER 5242        2  1 0 YOU PAY I SLAY 373   ZORK 5195             329   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Mannequin, Khisanth, had a fun time at The Face.  Great seeing you guys there.  Luck
at you. -- Curator

Congratulations to new Lord Protector Indior Landis. -- Curator

Imerta Loel -- Can't a guy grunt without some kind of female admonishment?  Sheesh!
Life was sweeter when bimbos couldn't vote. -- Plymouth Rock
P.S.  I do appreciate your being there for my use, however. (wink)

Norm Quesha -- Remember the... Alamo

Kotter Nahl -- I climbed that hill to victory rather quickly, wouldn't you say? --
Iwo Jima

Cult Member -- Perhaps you would be better off getting a decent job?  Maybe
shipbuilding? -- Mayflower

Kerbin Notts -- You speak to me about a piddlin' three to four inches of snow?!  We
had eight inches here in SC the Sunday before the Face.  What a surprise!  No school
all week!  It surely was nice in Tempe, even though I was just visiting to watch the
good fighters. -- Zither

Indior Landis, Lord protector!  Kudos.  I can assure you that my Z Gladiators will
miss you greatly. -- The Zee Man

Hey, hey, hey.  A 4-0 for The Z Gladiators!  A Duelmaster!  Great job, Zees!  But how
did those Smithsonians get more points to steal Team On The Move from us?  Both GREAT
and disappointing.  (sigh) -- Mr. Zee

Indior Landis -- Well, it wasn't easy, but it WAS a win.  Congrats to you, LP!  That
I envy you of.  I do. -- Zither, DMIV

Polite Beggar -- Perhaps we can say I caged you? -- Zoo

Ima Slayer and Anita Kill, we were quite proud of those wins.  Mr. Zee says to tell
that Khisanth guy his course is run.  (wink) -- Zest and Zephyr

All -- I am getting together as many Duelmaster players as possible to play in a game
of Hyborian War as a change of pace.  We already have 17 players that are interested
and we are trying to get as many as possible involved before I submit the list to
RSI.  I am collecting the names and top 3 kingdoms that the players are interested in
and submitting it myself so we can all play in the same game.  If you are interested
PM me in the DuelII Forums at Tripwire or email me at azaer123@comcast.net. --
Tripwire

Congratulations, Indior Landis, on your invite to the Isle! -- Consanguineous

Zither -- Quit ducking us, you chicken!!! -- Consanguineous

Zither -- Seems like you were playing my tune, even though I lost. -- Indior Landis

Alamo -- I'll get you at Goliad. -- Norm Quesha

Confidence -- You didn't help mine any. -- Kerbin Notts

Iwo Jima -- I never did care for islands. -- Kotter Nahl

Plymouth Rock -- When you get down to it, you're just a broken chunk of mountain.
Gravel in the making. -- Imerta Loel

Zither -- (pout) -- Kerbin Notts

We salute the tourney participants. -- Jorja and the Middle Way

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ZITHER unbelievably bested KERBIN NOTTS in a 8 minute master's Challenge Title fight.
ALAMO was subdued by INDIOR LANDIS in a popular 1 minute veteran's Challenge melee.
ZORK was vanquished by CONFIDENCE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
ZOO luckily beat IMERTA LOEL in a exciting 2 minute bloody Challenge fight.
NORM QUESHA bested M. CHARDINEE in a 2 minute duel.
CONFESSION defeated ZEPHYR in a crowd pleasing 3 minute one-sided struggle.
PLYMOUTH ROCK unbelievably bested IMA SLAYER in a 3 minute gruesome fight.
ANITA KILL vanquished IWO JIMA in a 1 minute uneven duel.
ZEST won victory over KOTTER NAHL in a action packed 3 minute fight.
YOSEMITE vanquished FRATSFA MERCENARY in a tiresome 10 minute one-sided fight.
MAYFLOWER overcame STRAY CATMAN in a 3 minute 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       13 -   3 -  0      81  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY       45 -  11 -  0      80  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -   8 -  2      53  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         AIMED BLOW         1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         LUNGING ATTACK    14 -  14 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         STRIKING ATTACK   18 -  20 -  0      47  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK    10 -  20 -  1      33  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   7 -  1      30  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 332 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     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  2         2  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        7 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         2  BASHING ATTACK 
                              AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      ZITHER 5153                24   1  0  124 Z GLADIATORZ (519)
LUNGING ATTACK   CONFIDENCE 4894            24  10  0  143 CONSANGUINEOUS (567)
PARRY-LUNGE      CONFESSION 4895            21  10  0   89 CONSANGUINEOUS (567)
BASHING ATTACK   ALAMO 5151                 14   9  1   86 SMITHSONIAN (245)
SLASHING ATTACK  ZORK 5195                  11   2  3   80 Z GLADIATORZ (519)
STRIKING ATTACK  ANITA KILL 5234             5   3  0   62 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 ZEPHYR 5204.  The ten other most popular fighters were IMERTA LOEL 5225, 
KOTTER NAHL 5197, NORM QUESHA 5171, IMA SLAYER 5233, KERBIN NOTTS 5040, CONFIDENCE 
4894, ZOO 5236, CONFESSION 4895, ANITA KILL 5234, and ZEST 5224.

The least popular fighter this week was YOSEMITE 5231.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MAYFLOWER 5235, IWO JIMA 5223, PLYMOUTH ROCK 5218, ZORK 5195, ALAMO 
5151, ZITHER 5153, ZEST 5224, ANITA KILL 5234, CONFESSION 4895, and ZOO 5236.

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

INDIOR LANDIS (8-5058) MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)