DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/29/2013    Duedate: 09/25/2013

ARKERS ARENA

DM-8    TURN-365

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

XARGOTH
THE BRETHREN (618)
(8-5405) [18-12-0,111]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

XARGOTH                        POSITION IS EMPTY
THE BRETHREN (618)             
(8-5405) [18-12-0,111]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

KOTTER NAHL                    ELDARRAN
MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)            THE BRETHREN (618)
(8-5197) [11-43-0,76]          (8-5402) [17-12-2,91]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

YOU PAY I SLAY (373)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WEIRD ALCHEMY (476)         28
2. MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)         27      Z GLADIATORZ (519)
3. THE BRETHREN (618)          23      Unchartered Team
4. THE CHOSEN (613)            22
5. YOU PAY I SLAY (373)         5       (195)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 2*PEASANT REBELLION (614)   19   6  0 76.0   1/ 2 YOU PAY I SLAY (373)     10  4 0
 2/ 3 Z GLADIATORZ (519)       238 108  7 68.8   2/ 6 WEIRD ALCHEMY (476)       8  2 0
 3/ 4 WEIRD ALCHEMY (476)       43  24  2 64.2   3/ 3 SMITHSONIAN (245)         7  5 0
 4/ 5 SMITHSONIAN (245)        701 427 14 62.1   4/ 4 THE CHOSEN (613)          7  8 0
 5- 6*STEEL PROPHETS (615)      16  12  0 57.1   5/ 7 THE BRETHREN (618)        6  4 0
 6/ 7 YOU PAY I SLAY (373)     114  90  5 55.9   6/ 8 MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)       5  7 0
 7/ 8 THE BRETHREN (618)        79  71  2 52.7   7- 1*PEASANT REBELLION (614)   4  3 0
 8/ 9 THE CHOSEN (613)         171 174  9 49.6   8- 9*STEEL PROPHETS (615)      3  7 0
 9/10 MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)      209 346  5 37.7   9/ 5 Z GLADIATORZ (519)        2  7 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 364): URA GONER of YOU PAY I SLAY (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 362): FREDDY FENDER of OTTO'S MECHANICS (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 360): MAJOR PAIN of MILITARY MAYHEM (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 315): PEKING DUCK of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 337): ERMINE of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 331): LEGION of LUROCIAN DEVILS (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 318): C IS FOR COOKIE of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 312): PETULANT PANSY of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 297): YAHOO WAHOO of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 290): NAZARETH of CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 266): DIRTY GIRL SCOUT of CORDIALS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 266): RUTABAGA of VEGGIES II (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 267): R.S.I. of ALPHABET SOUP (Crip?, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 82): STEEL MUSE of NONSUCH HOUSE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 264): HARI-KARI of WHAT A WAY TO GO! II (Crip, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 364): PEASANT REBELLION (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 362): ZODIAC (Stargazer, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 360): MILITARY MAYHEM (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 315): DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 337): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 331): LAND OF OZ (Oz, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 318): OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 312): DRAGONS GUARD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 297): STEEL WOLVES 5 (Lobo, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 290): BEATRICE (Dante, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 266): NEW YORK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 266): NL CENTRAL (?, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 266): WORLD WIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 82): BAD SIGNS (Dark Oracle, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 264): HANGOVERS et al (Crip, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 364): URA GONER of YOU PAY I SLAY (Khisanth, mgr.)
                           IMA SLAYER of YOU PAY I SLAY (Khisanth, mgr.)
               (turn 363): ALAMO of SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 362): LILY OF SARMATIA of DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 360): MAJOR PAIN of MILITARY MAYHEM (Crip, mgr.)
                   (turn 359): THRALL of THE STORM REAVERS (?, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 336): ROSELYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 330): RAVAGE of OBSIDIAN ORDER (Skaven, mgr.)
                               NO BATHROOM of BASH BROS PARK (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 265): SEAM of ARENAS III (Khradmon, mgr.)
                             BROWN EYED SUSAN of NEW YORK (Crip, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, warriors of ARKERS!  Once again I've been called out of retirement 
for my abilities and insights into Spyreporting.  Woof!  PEASANT REBELLION were a 
bunch of dogs after YOU PAY I SLAY got through with 'em!  7th ain't so sweet as 1st!  
Phhbltt!  Too much drinking and too little dodging gave PEASANT REBELLION a 0-0-0!  I 
got a good laugh out of it!  Ya gotta be quick on yer feet!  Keep your elbow off the 
table!  Thrust!  Block out the pain!  WEIRD ALCHEMY is now ranked 2nd with a 4-1-0 
turn.  What's with XARGOTH?  He actually beat YOU PAY I SLAY's IMA SLAYER, and walked 
away with 24 more points from the fight.  Major screwup at YOU PAY I SLAY.  IMA 
SLAYER lost 15 points to XARGOTH.  Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe IMA SLAYER 
will provide more easy wins...  Another fighter (IWO JIMA 17-5-0) challenged another 
Duelmaster (URA GONER 7-1-0).  Life goes on.  IWO JIMA was reminded on the sands why 
URA GONER is Duelmaster.  Wouldn't it be nice to have live subjects to practice on?  
I hear some team is looking into the uses of convicted prisoners.   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...  How well I know the 
feeling of being in the most avoided team!  Don't fall out of practive, SMITHSONIAN!  
Management must be dealin', as the boys at THE CHOSEN ain't reelin'!  SMITHSONIAN's 
mad!  How well I know the feeling of being the most challenged warrior, HYPPOMATOS!  
Don't make idle boasts, they may come back to haunt you.  YOSEMITE didn't quite know 
what to make of a challenge he received from PORT-A-FORTRESS of THE CHOSEN, who is 22 
points below him.  PORT-A-FORTRESS perhaps got his just desserts, seeing as he was 
bested by YOSEMITE and ended up with 86 recognition points.  I hate going to the 
effort of writing about the kind of fights that HYPPOMATOS gets in.  He fights people 
like ORVILLE ROUSE, 11 points below.  I thought HYPPOMATOS showed great skill and 
promise when he defeated ORVILLE ROUSE.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal! 
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  Here's some advice:  study your opponent, master many skills, 
fight dirty.   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  
ARKERS is a nice place to live, but I don't like to live in nice places.  Remember--a 
good fighter needs both good skills and good luck.  Until next time,-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 XARGOTH 5405                 18  12  0   111       THE BRETHREN (618)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YOSEMITE 5231                18   0  0   110       SMITHSONIAN (245)
 GLOBULIZER 3973              11   3  0   110       WEIRD ALCHEMY (476)
 FELSTAVA 5404                18  12  0   109       THE BRETHREN (618)
 FIELDER 5276                 12   3  1   103       YOU PAY I SLAY (373)
 IWO JIMA 5223                17   5  0    92       SMITHSONIAN (245)
 ELDARRAN 5402                17  12  2    91       THE BRETHREN (618)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZEST 5224                    17   4  1    90       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
-ZEPHYR 5204                  16   9  2    90       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
 LELAND OLVEN 5262            16  15  1    88       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
-PLYMOUTH ROCK 5218           21   1  0    86       SMITHSONIAN (245)
 PORT-A-FORTRESS 5355         15   7  0    86       THE CHOSEN (613)
 IMERTA LOEL 5225             13  33  0    86       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
 PENNY 5261                    8   9  0    85       YOU PAY I SLAY (373)
 RADICULON 3977                9   5  0    84       WEIRD ALCHEMY (476)
 ZORK 5195                    14   7  3    78       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
 KOTTER NAHL 5197             11  43  0    76       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PITCHFORK KID 5377            4   1  0    64       PEASANT REBELLION (614)
 CYCLOTUBULUS 3975             8   5  0    62       WEIRD ALCHEMY (476)
 LIONIK 5352                  10  12  0    61       THE CHOSEN (613)
 STEEL SPAR 5406              13  17  0    60       THE BRETHREN (618)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CLYDE D'CLUB 5376             4   1  0    55       PEASANT REBELLION (614)
-TORCHBEARER TOM 5380          4   1  0    51       PEASANT REBELLION (614)
 HYPPOMATOS 3974               8   5  1    48       WEIRD ALCHEMY (476)
 PYRAT IRONFORGED 5419         3   1  0    47       THE CHOSEN (613)
 MAYFLOWER 5235               12   6  0    42       SMITHSONIAN (245)
 MARIUS 5400                   8   8  0    40       THE BRETHREN (618)
 ZOO 5236                     10   3  0    37       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
 OCEAN SIZE 5346               7   5  0    37       THE CHOSEN (613)
 ORVILLE ROUSE 5322            6  12  0    34       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SWEET REVENGE 5378            4   1  0    34       PEASANT REBELLION (614)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RIA THE CARESSER 5387         3   5  0    30       THE CHOSEN (613)
-DINGO MCGEE 5384              4   2  0    25       STEEL PROPHETS (615)
-BLUE FLAK 5385                3   2  0    24       STEEL PROPHETS (615)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PAIN MAGNET 5382              4   1  0    23       STEEL PROPHETS (615)
 ENEMY MAKER 4015              5   5  1    22       WEIRD ALCHEMY (476)
 MAX MURDERER 5398             3   4  0    21       YOU PAY I SLAY (373)
-PUGACHEV 5379                 3   2  0    21       PEASANT REBELLION (614)
 LUCKY STRIKES 5426            1   0  0    15       SMITHSONIAN (245)
-HAROLD OF DUME 5386           3   3  0    12       STEEL PROPHETS (615)
-ZINC 5266                     2   1  0     7       Z GLADIATORZ (519)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Hey, Khisanth, you studly sandbagging strategist!  Great seeing you at The Orlando
Face.  Congrats on DM & LP Ura Goner and LP Ima Slayer!  I feel like they are my
nephews or something as I have known them for a long, long time.  Good luck with them
in The Big Time. -- Curator Of Smithsonian

For those wanting to know (and those who could give a whit), Alamo's faves were:
WF (whiffle), Mod/Very Low, Bash Tactic, Learns Riposte. -- Curator

Clyde D'Club -- You were too much for me.  I sprang a leak. -- Mayflower

Imerta Loel -- You need to hike more often.  Get out and see the world. -- Yosemite

Port-A-Fortress -- That is a great idea--sandwiches and drinks for the next one!
However, I think you, the loser, should have to bring it all.  (snicker) -- Yosemite

Ee woe Zzgee muh, Kotter Nahl.  Got it? -- Iwo Jima

Penny -- It was my day to plant the flag! -- Iwo Jima

Health.  Humility.  Honor. -- Curator

Where oh where have my winning Zs gone...? -- The Z Man

Port-A-Fortress -- Do I get the free drinks and sandwiches too? -- Zest

Ura Goner -- I gave it my best try, but you were too good and I am too old-fashioned.
-- Zork (Saluting the Duelmaster)

Globulizer -- Welcome back!  But did I have to be the one to contribute a win?
Yikes! -- Zephyr (Not feeling very high at the moment.)

The Z Gladiators will rise again! -- Mister Zee

Leland Olven -- Thank you, sir.  May I have another? -- Ocean Size

Alamo -- Actually, before the invasion of the tourney babies, I held the duelmaster
title for four turns.  It is a little difficult fighting lord protectors disguised as
regular opponents.  This just goes to show that my opinion was correct.  Arkers is a
city without class. -- Port-A-Fortress

Alamo -- Sorry about that.  Porta is not a fan of Arkers.  He still hasn't forgiven
me for choosing here over Aruak City.  But I can understand his frustration.  When we
arrived, Arkers only had four teams.  Finally, teams started showing up.  That is
good, right?  No, because they leave after one turn.  It seems everyone is more
interested in chasing after lord protectors instead of playing.  Don't get me wrong,
lord protectors are great and it helps to fill Greywand's army.  But imagine if
everyone who has activated a team in the past few months played.  I don't mean just
your best tourney babies but actually played five warriors.  Arkers would be a lot
more fun. -- Longshot

     Have you tried the no-tourney arenas?  Shades of remembered glories!

Yosemite -- Are telling me that you DIDN'T break wind?  You always smell like
that?!?!?!  Didn't anyone ever tell you that hygiene is your friend? -- Port-A-
Fortress

Zest -- Our fight was much like Alamo's last DM column. -- Port-A-Fortress

Fielder -- I, much like Ocean, only challenged high in an attempt to learn from a
better warrior.  It seems I came up dry.  Until next time. -- Lionik

Pugachev -- I was as shocked as you were after our fight.  I hope to do the same to
you next time. -- Pyrat Ironforged

Enema Maker -- That'll teach you to start crap. -- Ria the Caresser

**Facepalm*** -- Lionik

**Facepalm*** -- Port-A-Fortress

**Facepalm*** -- Ocean Size

**Facepalm*** -- Pyrat Ironforged

Zoo -- Yes, of course.  I'm an animal activist or something. -- Leland Olven

Our congratulations to Ura Goner and Ima Slayer. -- Jorja and those who walk the
Middle Way

Two-two.  Not what we expected, but we'll take it.  As regards personals, we are
given to understand that the Hands are hot and tired and unwilling to natter on and
on.  Damn.  You'll just have to imagine it this time, and by next time, it should be
cooler. -- Leland Olven for the Middle Way

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

IWO JIMA was devastated by URA GONER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
PORT-A-FORTRESS was viciously subdued by YOSEMITE in a 21 minute Challenge battle.
LIONIK was vanquished by IMERTA LOEL in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
ZORK overpowered STEEL SPAR in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
HYPPOMATOS bested ORVILLE ROUSE in a 1 minute Challenge brawl.
RIA THE CARESSER won victory over MAX MURDERER in a 3 minute Challenge fight.
ELDARRAN was bested by FIELDER in a crowd pleasing 6 minute gory master's match.
IMA SLAYER was handily defeated by XARGOTH in a 1 minute uneven Title melee.
FELSTAVA viciously subdued ZEST in a action packed 4 minute gruesome veteran's duel.
GLOBULIZER overpowered PENNY in a 2 minute gruesome one-sided fight.
LELAND OLVEN overpowered KHALHUMS DWARF in a exciting 1 minute bloody one-sided fight.
RADICULON unbelievably bested KOTTER NAHL in a exciting 5 minute brutal contest.
CYCLOTUBULUS devastated MARIUS in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched bout.
MAYFLOWER was savagely defeated by PYRAT IRONFORGED in a popular 4 minute bloody duel.
ZOO was viciously subdued by CIVILIZED CRIMINAL in a 4 minute brutal fray.
OCEAN SIZE unbelievably bested ENEMY MAKER in a crowd pleasing 5 minute brawl.
LUCKY STRIKES overpowered POLITE BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided 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        3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         AIMED BLOW        11 -   6 -  1      65  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         TOTAL PARRY       30 -  19 -  0      61  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         SLASHING ATTACK   15 -  11 -  0      58  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -  15 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         BASHING ATTACK    25 -  25 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         WALL OF STEEL     10 -  12 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         LUNGING ATTACK    23 -  29 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 365 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     TOTAL PARRY        3 -  4         3  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     3 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  3         3  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  4         2  WALL OF STEEL  
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  2     AIMED BLOW         0 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  XARGOTH 5405               18  12  0  111 THE BRETHREN (618)
TOTAL PARRY      YOSEMITE 5231              18   0  0  110 SMITHSONIAN (245)
WALL OF STEEL    GLOBULIZER 3973            11   3  0  110 WEIRD ALCHEMY (476)
BASHING ATTACK   FELSTAVA 5404              18  12  0  109 THE BRETHREN (618)
LUNGING ATTACK   FIELDER 5276               12   3  1  103 YOU PAY I SLAY (373)
SLASHING ATTACK  ZORK 5195                  14   7  3   78 Z GLADIATORZ (519)
PARRY-LUNGE      PYRAT IRONFORGED 5419       3   1  0   47 THE CHOSEN (613)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is KOTTER NAHL 5197.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was ELDARRAN 5402.  The ten other most popular fighters were ENEMY MAKER 4015, 
KOTTER NAHL 5197, FIELDER 5276, FELSTAVA 5404, PYRAT IRONFORGED 5419, RADICULON 3977, 
GLOBULIZER 3973, LELAND OLVEN 5262, IMERTA LOEL 5225, and MAX MURDERER 5398.

The least popular fighter this week was YOSEMITE 5231.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were PORT-A-FORTRESS 5355, ZOO 5236, MAYFLOWER 5235, ZEST 5224, STEEL SPAR 
5406, LIONIK 5352, IWO JIMA 5223, MARIUS 5400, ORVILLE ROUSE 5322, and LUCKY STRIKES 
5426.

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

URA GONER (8-5214) YOU PAY I SLAY (373)
IMA SLAYER (8-5271) YOU PAY I SLAY (373)