DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/04/2011    Duedate: 08/31/2011

ARKERS ARENA

DM-8    TURN-338

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CONFIDENCE
CONSANGUINEOUS (567)
(8-4894) [28-12-0,152]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CONFIDENCE                     POSITION IS EMPTY
CONSANGUINEOUS (567)           
(8-4894) [28-12-0,152]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CONFIDENCE                     ZEPHYR
CONSANGUINEOUS (567)           Z GLADIATORZ (519)
(8-4894) [28-12-0,152]         (8-5204) [15-8-2,82]

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)        39
2. Z GLADIATORZ (519)          18      CONSANGUINEOUS (567)
3. CONSANGUINEOUS (567)        14      Unchartered Team
4. MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)         -4
5. SMITHSONIAN (245)          -19      HEAVEN & HELL (442)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 CONSANGUINEOUS (567)      98  36  2 73.1   1/ 1 SMITHSONIAN (245)        12  3 0
 2/ 2 Z GLADIATORZ (519)       232 101  7 69.7   2/ 2 Z GLADIATORZ (519)       11  4 0
 3/ 3 SMITHSONIAN (245)        683 421 14 61.9   3/ 3 MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)       3  9 0
 4/ 4 YOU PAY I SLAY (373)      65  63  2 50.8   4/ 4 CONSANGUINEOUS (567)      2  4 0
 5/ 5 MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)      166 281  4 37.1   5/ 5 YOU PAY I SLAY (373)      1  6 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

                             THE ADM REGIONAL TOURNAMENT

The next ADM Regional Tournament will be held in the months of October/November 2011
and will be contested in the regular arenas during the late Summer months.

Q: What is the ADM Regional Tournament?
A: The ADM Regional Tournament is a competition where the best and brightest warriors
   from the ADM regionals compete for bragging rights and to see which region is the
   best!

Q: How does it work?
A: During the month of October, the warriors of each Regional Team will be temporarily
   moved to a special regional arena, where they will battle it out in a single
   elimination tournament.  The last warrior standing wins for his region.  (Learns,
   skills, and FE gained during the contest will not be permanent.)

   Results will be posted online during the months of October/November.

Q: How are teams determined?
A: There are 10 warrior slots given out to each team. The 10 Stylemasters of each
   regional arena during Saturday, October 15th will automatically qualify and be
   selected.

   To qualify for a Stylemaster position, you must have been active in the arena in 4
   of the prior 6 turns including the last one (2 of the last 3 for Crysalis).  (Thus,
   you'll want to activate your warriors before the week of July 23rd, to be safe.)

   Should a team not be able to qualify all 10 warriors, they may select wildcard
   entrants to fill those empty slots.  However, they must have at least 7 different
   styles represented AND no more than 2 of any style.  Should they not be able to
   meet this criteria, their team will be filled with NPCs.

   Each manager may only play for 1 region and may qualify no more than 3 warriors on
   a regional team.  They may play a 3rd warrior only if everyone else who wants to
   participate already has 2 and/or there is no other option.  A manager may not have
   more than 1 warrior of the same style on the regional team.

Q: What's a Regional Coordinator?
A: The Regional Coordinator is the unofficial "team captain":  They are in charge of
   putting together their team based on the rules, trying to make sure everyone is
   included and that any disputes are handled.  (For instance, if someone qualifies
   more than 2 warriors, the regional coordinator will work with that manager and
   determine which warriors will participate on the team, and then notify
   replacements, etc.)

   The Regional Coordinators are: Manager (Andorak), Buri(Darkholm), The Dark One
   (Free Blades), Crip (Crysalis), Master Darque (Unnamed No Tourney Arena), One Arm
   Bandit (Home Guard).  If you need to contact them, you can write a personal ad in
   the ADM arena, or send a diplo to them at:

                        Manager:        Superior Forces in DM 105
                        The Dark One:   Angels of Pain in DM 103
                        Buri:           Tackle Box in DM 104
                        One Arm Bandit: Sea Dogs in DM 101
                        Crip:           Royal Flush in DM 106
                        Master Darque:  Darque Ages in DM 81

Q: What does happen if someone qualifies more than 2 warriors?
A: That manager will be able to decide which 2 to send (or, if there are no other
   options, the manager may send 3--see above) and the next highest qualifying warrior
   will be able to take place of the warrior that doesn't get sent if it's an
   automatic spot.  It's definitely a good idea to communicate with your team
   coordinator and fellow teammates.  Remember, even though you are fighting for
   qualification spots, you all still want to put together a competitive team! (All
   of the captains treat this as an inclusive event so it's unlikely anyone will
   completely get left out in the cold.)

Q: What if my warriors are not in ADM regional?  Or, what if they are in the wrong
   ADM regional?
A: If your warriors are in 100, or are in the wrong region, and they haven't fought
   since the split, you can request to CSR to have them moved into the proper
   regional arena.

Q: Is there a prize?
A: Bragging rights!

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                              ---===SLOW ARENA NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 337): CONFIDENCE of CONSANGUINEOUS (Manniquin, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 335): SCARLET of D'HARAN EMPIRE (Lord Rahl, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 333): SNORTY MCSNORT of ALL NIGHT LONG (Destitute Noble?)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 288): TIMOR UNRED of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 310): ELISHAR of GOD OR GODDESS (Sir Blackguard, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 304): ACE OF BASE of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 291): NASTY NES of PUBLICH ENEMY (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 285): HOT STUFF of PYROMANIA (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 270): ALBERT of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 263): BURNING RUBBER of WHAT'S IN A NAME (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 239): GEROGE IGONO of THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 239): WHOLE of MILK IS GOOD (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 240): STINKY PETE of DREW'S BOYS II (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 55): ACCORDION of OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 237): DUTCH TREAT of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 337): SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 334): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 333): NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 288): THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 310): NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 304): ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 291): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 285): WAH CHING (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 270): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 263): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 239): SLAMMA JAMMA (Crip?, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 239): MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 240): H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 55): SUDDENLY, THE VAN (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 237): CRYPTICS et al (Crip, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 337): CONFESSION of CONSANGUINEOUS (Manniquin, mgr.)
               (turn 336): ZITHER of Z GLADIATORS (Z-Man, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 335): SCARLET of D'HARAN EMPIRE (Lord Rahl, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 333): SNORTY MCSNORT of ALL NIGHT LONG (Destitute Noble?)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 288): TIMOR UNRED of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 303): SMOKEY BEAR of THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
                          (turn 302): PROWL of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
                                      EARVLING FLASH of FORCE OF WILL
                                                    (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 291): GOBERT HINNY of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 269): CAO ZHEN of ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
                           ALLERDAE CHAN of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 239): MRS POTATOE HEAD of DREW'S BOYS II (The Mun, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in ARKERS this turn, and let's start 
with a look at some of the teams.  And let's see, ANITA KILL fought ALAMO and gained 
22 points and contributed to YOU PAY I SLAY's 1-3-0.  ALAMO has lost to ANITA KILL, 
falling 22 points, while helping make SMITHSONIAN a 3-2-0 turn.  Well done, ARKERS, 
the Duelmaster was this turn's most challenged warrior.  Perhaps CONFIDENCE is not as 
thrilled, being challenged 2 times.  ZORK challenged for the Duelmastership this 
turn, attempting to dethrone CONSANGUINEOUS' warrior.  Defending his title for 
another turn, CONFIDENCE kept Z GLADIATORZ's warrior, ZORK, from claiming the throne. 
Can someone confirm a rumor for me?  I hear the top team makes their losing fighters 
do dishes at The Swinging Aardvark until they win.  Maybe?   
     I tell you, a green quarterstaff lasts longer than a seasoned sapling.  A basher 
friend of mine assures me this is true.  YOU PAY I SLAY has cause to stand tall, as 
they were ARKERS' most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to beat.  
And avoiding YOU PAY I SLAY more than any other team we find SMITHSONIAN.  ARKERS, 
are we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  You gotta do what you gotta do.  CONSANGUINEOUS has sent CONFESSION 
to the Dark Arena.  The deed is done.  Lift the ale, and toast the memory.  This is 
not good to see.  Why pray tell has CONFESSION been sent to the Dark Arena by 
CONSANGUINEOUS?  And why with a 23-13-0 record??  Is it really true that ARKERS has 
more dishwashers per capita that fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     I like this place, ARKERS, the taverns have old wine, and young serving girls.  
Who could ask for more?  Well, I'm burning daylight here in ARKERS and I've a long 
road ahead of me.  Happy Trails.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to paper-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CONFIDENCE 4894              28  12  0   152       CONSANGUINEOUS (567)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANITA KILL 5234               7   4  0   107       YOU PAY I SLAY (373)
 ZORK 5195                    13   5  3    94       Z GLADIATORZ (519)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-URA GONER 5214                5   1  0    84       YOU PAY I SLAY (373)
 ALAMO 5151                   17  12  1    83       SMITHSONIAN (245)
 YOSEMITE 5231                13   0  0    83       SMITHSONIAN (245)
 ZEPHYR 5204                  15   8  2    82       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
 IWO JIMA 5223                13   4  0    73       SMITHSONIAN (245)
 ZEST 5224                    15   3  1    71       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
 NORM QUESHA 5171             16  18  0    67       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PLYMOUTH ROCK 5218           18   1  0    57       SMITHSONIAN (245)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAYFLOWER 5235               11   2  0    41       SMITHSONIAN (245)
 ZOO 5236                      9   1  0    40       Z GLADIATORZ (519)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IMERTA LOEL 5225              1  18  0    33       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
 KOTTER NAHL 5197              2  25  0    32       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
 LELAND OLVEN 5262             3   1  0    26       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZINC 5266                     1   0  0    10       Z GLADIATORZ (519)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PENNY 5261                    0   1  0     7       YOU PAY I SLAY (373)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
CONFESSION 4895        23 14 0 CONSANGUINEOUS 567   SPYMASTER             338  NONE
BYE 5268                0  1 0 YOU PAY I SLAY 373   DARK CHAMPION         338  NONE
TANNER 5265             0  1 0 YOU PAY I SLAY 373   DARK CHAMPION         338  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Consags -- Congrats on the draduation of Confession.  An immortal Challenger!  Will I
see him at The Face? -- Curator

Imerta Loel -- It was fun sailing together.  I was lucky to sail best. -- Plymouth
Rock

Hopin' to see some of you at The Face.  Khisanth, may your sandbaggers and your North
Forkers die!  Mannequin, good luck in the arenas and on the links. -- Curator

Lord Protector Confession!  Has a ring to it.  Glad to have him outta here....  But,
why not Confidence too? -- The Z Man

Confession -- See.  It was me and my beating of you that it took for you to graduate.
You owe me! -- Zither, retired

Confidence -- Well, you shattered mine.  Great fight, you meanie. -- Zork

Norm Quesha -- I was at the peak of my game. -- Zephyr

Kotter Nahl -- How'd you like them turtle eggs? -- Zoo

Hey, Curator, you bum!  Your 5-0 was too much for my 4-1 and I don't like it! -- The
Z Man

Zest -- But perfection is so boring! -- Norm Quesha

Our congratulations to Confession.  A little more off the top. -- Jorja and the
Middle Way

Mayflower -- I can't believe you did that.  Weren't you supposed to challenge
Plymouth Rock? -- Imerta Loel

Zephyr -- This is because of me beating Zest last time, isn't it? -- Norm Quesha

Zoo -- Pure luck.  It won't last. -- Kotter Nahl

Stupid Scribe.  Finest kind. -- Leland Olven

13 July 11
                                   Announcing!

          The No-Tourney ADM arena will be opening for business on the
          first of August of this year!
     It will be ADM Arena #107, making use of that idle installation down at Lirin
Kiv.  If the managers involved in this arena wish to rename it, suggestions will be
entertained through the months of August and September.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CONFESSION was butchered by SPYMASTER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
TANNER was murdered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
BYE was murdered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
ZORK was vanquished by CONFIDENCE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title brawl.
ALAMO was overpowered by ANITA KILL in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
ZEPHYR slimly lost to KHALHUMS DWARF in a popular 4 minute bloody expert's brawl.
NORM QUESHA was beaten by ZEST in a crowd pleasing 4 minute brawl.
IWO JIMA was narrowly defeated by KUNG-FU MASTER in a action packed 2 minute melee.
YOSEMITE viciously subdued NOBLE ASSASSIN in a crowd boring 8 minute gory duel.
MAYFLOWER won victory over LELAND OLVEN in a 4 minute veteran vs. novice duel.
ZOO beat KOTTER NAHL in a popular 3 minute melee.
PLYMOUTH ROCK defeated IMERTA LOEL in a exciting 3 minute match.
PENNY was devastated by ZINC in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         TOTAL PARRY       54 -  10 -  0      84  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -  13 -  0      54  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -  22 -  0      37  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   8 -  1      33  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK    10 -  22 -  1      31  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   6 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         AIMED BLOW         0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 338 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:

TOTAL PARRY        5 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  3         3  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  4         3  TOTAL PARRY    
                              AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  BASHING ATTACK 
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0     
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  2     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   CONFIDENCE 4894            28  12  0  152 CONSANGUINEOUS (567)
STRIKING ATTACK  ANITA KILL 5234             7   4  0  107 YOU PAY I SLAY (373)
SLASHING ATTACK  ZORK 5195                  13   5  3   94 Z GLADIATORZ (519)
BASHING ATTACK   ALAMO 5151                 17  12  1   83 SMITHSONIAN (245)
TOTAL PARRY      YOSEMITE 5231              13   0  0   83 SMITHSONIAN (245)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CONFIDENCE 4894.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was ZEPHYR 5204.  The ten other most popular fighters were NORM QUESHA 5171, IMERTA 
LOEL 5225, KOTTER NAHL 5197, IWO JIMA 5223, ANITA KILL 5234, CONFIDENCE 4894, ZEST 
5224, LELAND OLVEN 5262, PLYMOUTH ROCK 5218, and ZINC 5266.

The least popular fighter this week was YOSEMITE 5231.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were PENNY 5261, MAYFLOWER 5235, ALAMO 5151, ZORK 5195, BYE 5268, TANNER 
5265, ZOO 5236, ZINC 5266, PLYMOUTH ROCK 5218, and LELAND OLVEN 5262.

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

CONFESSION (8-4895) CONSANGUINEOUS (567)

               FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY XLVII

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
AUJARD 4639 (54-42-0)                  1  3  0         LA PENTARCHIE        

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CONUNDRUM 4892 (44-25-1)              12  3  0         CONSANGUINEOUS       
MISS ERABLE 2766 (39-31-3)             0  3  0         LADIES IN WAITING    
RANCID WAIF 4413 (36-25-0)             0  3  0         HAPLESS WAIF         

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
REBECCA RAVEN 4308 (6-1-0)             5  3  0  DEAD   TRIAL BY COMBAT      

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
URA GONER 5214 (5-1-0)                13  3  1         YOU PAY I SLAY       
YOSEMITE 5231 (12-0-0)                 7  3  0         SMITHSONIAN          

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ANITA KILL 5234 (6-4-0)                2  3  0         YOU PAY I SLAY       

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SPARAFUCILE 2888 (0-0-0)               1  3  0         STAR GUARDIANS       

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PENNY 5261 (0-0-0)                     2  3  0         YOU PAY I SLAY       

                             * * * * *   MEMO  * * * * *

From:       The Office of Accurate Census Reporting, Gladiatorial Commission
To:         All Managers

In the interest of preserving our natural resources and preventing managerial writer's 
cramp, census forms will be provided for warriors by request only, effective 
immediately.  Managers may register their warriors' races and/or favorite sayings by 
simply writing them on a separate piece of paper and submitting them to the Commission.  
For any questions, please contact the Gladiatorial Commission.