DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/02/2010    Duedate: 08/14/2010

TOBIR ARENA

DM-14    TURN-651

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

FLOPEAR
THE DOGHOUSE (188)
(14-4598) [13-11-0,92]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TIPPI TURTLE                   NORIX
THE DEATH SQUAD (63)           PHILANTHROPISTS (469)
(14-4351) [26-7-0,93]          (14-4612) [2-0-0,33]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

STALLONE                       FRISKY
ACTION HEROS (467)             F WORDS (472)
(14-4600) [10-12-1,61]         (14-4634) [11-2-2,77]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE DOGHOUSE (188)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE DEATH SQUAD (63)        33
2. MIDGAR (468)                33      F WORDS (472)
3. PHILANTHROPISTS (469)       14      Unchartered Team
4. ACTION HEROS (467)           3
5. F WORDS (472)                1      PHILANTHROPISTS (469)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*PHILANTHROPISTS (469)      2   0  0  100   1/ 1 THE DOGHOUSE (188)       11  3 0
 2/ 2 F WORDS (472)             38  25  2 60.3   2/ 2 F WORDS (472)             8  7 0
 3/ 3 THE DEATH SQUAD (63)     524 407 29 56.3   3/ 5 MIDGAR (468)              7  5 0
 4/ 4 HIGH SCHOOL PROM (449)    25  21  1 54.3   4/ 3 THE DEATH SQUAD (63)      6  9 0
 5/ 5 THE DOGHOUSE (188)       669 749 11 47.2   5/ 4 ACTION HEROS (467)        5 10 1
 6/ 6 ACTION HEROS (467)        48  62  9 43.6   6/ 7*PHILANTHROPISTS (469)     2  0 0
 7/ 7 MIDGAR (468)              36  62  3 36.7   7/ 6 HIGH SCHOOL PROM (449)    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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                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 324): CONFIDENCE of CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 651): SERENITY of CANNIBALZ (Hanibal, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 650): FLOPEAR of THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 635): ELDON KREE of MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 639): MOHAWK JOE of PIRATE'S COVER (?, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 634): FENELLA JHEN of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 634): PASCELLA of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 632): ISPEP of RANDOM (?, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 596): CARINA LINZ of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 593): SKITZOID SNOOPY of DA DOG POWNDAZ (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 584): BETTY of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 272): CONFLICT of DRAGONS GUARD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 480): EBAN STRANGER of WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 226): TOBEORNOTTOBE of TOTAL CHAOS (Marma Duke, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 536): GOKU of DRAGONBALL Z (Armalias Skyhawk, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 324): YOU PAY I SLAY (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 651): ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 650): THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 635): THE MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 639): KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 634): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 634): GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 632): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 596): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 593): DA DOG POWNDAZ (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 583): SERPENT'S HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 272): DRAGONS GUARD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 480): WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 226): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 536): SUPERIOR FATHER et al (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 324): ZILCH of Z GLADIATORS (Z Man, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 651): SERENITY of CANNIBALZ (Hanibal, mgr.)
                   (turn 650): PAPRIKA PUMA of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 649): YELLOW DOG of THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 636): TCHACK LOY of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 596): CARINA LINZ of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 584): BETTY of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
                 (turn 583): SNORKY of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 479): YALO TACTSIE of WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 226): SIF of SUPERIOR FORCES Y3 (Manager, mgr.)
                 (turn 225): PETER THE GREAT of DOGS OF WAR (Omega, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     I'm not actually sure what a Warthog is, except that it isn't something we want
hanging around here.  So, you know, I drove it off.  This was my clear duty, and I
did it.

                                       Flopear

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of TOBIR!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  In one of the week's more notable duels, 
NORIX put down BIGFOOTS, causing him to lose 11 points of recognition in the process. 
Not for nothing has FLOPEAR in the past laid claim to the Duelmaster's throne, and 
this week he's proven his combat skill yet again.  No confirmation, but my sources 
claim that the top team has gained their position using magical aids.  Charmed 
weapons perhaps?   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In TOBIR "art" is a word that has long 
since passed from the language!  TOBIR, city of gladiators!  Mighty among the names 
of thy guilds is THE DEATH SQUAD, a guild shunned and avoided by many in the weekly 
duels.  Apparently the stalwarts of F WORDS 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 
BIGFOOTS.  Watch your back!  TIPPI TURTLE must really be harboring a grudge against 
the F WORDS guild!  Merciless, 19 challenged down FRISKY points this week to duel 
with he.  Few would not have guessed the outcome of the bout as FRISKY was bested by 
TIPPI TURTLE.  Is this what passes for courage in TOBIR?  A match that raised a few 
eyebrows at the games this week, it seems that THE BUTCHER posted a challenge against 
the more highly recognized FLUFF.  The results, you ask?  Well, the firebrand THE 
BUTCHER won victory over FLUFF.  Remember warriors, this is the discipline of steel.  
I can not but mention with disdain the name of WARTHOG who this week posted a 
challenge to a warrior a full 12 points below in the rankings.  I thought WARTHOG 
showed great skill and promise when he defeated FUSTIGATE.  All right, so I slept 
through it!  Big deal!   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  My hearty congratulations FABLE, for thy 
revenge upon STALLONE, slayer of thy fallen comrade.  Next time he will know better, 
eh?  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers the miserable with fortune but sets 
enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     The girls are as pretty in TOBIR as ever I remembered them....and the fighters 
as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  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 - the pen is mightier than the sword, but a maul is a different 
story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FLOPEAR 4598                 13  11  0    92       THE DOGHOUSE (188)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TIPPI TURTLE 4351            26   7  0    93       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BROWN BEAR 4596              20  10  0    83       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 FRISKY 4634                  11   2  2    77       F WORDS (472)
 WARTHOG 4644                  7   1  0    74       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
 FABLE 4631                    9   4  0    72       F WORDS (472)
 CRACK BABY 4279              16  20  0    69       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STALLONE 4600                10  12  1    61       ACTION HEROS (467)
 ZACK FAIR 4629                5   7  0    58       MIDGAR (468)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CID 4637                      6   6  1    52       MIDGAR (468)
 ARRNOLD 4601                 12  10  3    51       ACTION HEROS (467)
 BUMPHELQUAT 4603             11  11  2    51       ACTION HEROS (467)
 YUFFY 4609                    9  12  0    51       MIDGAR (468)
 FUSTIGATE 4632                7   6  0    49       F WORDS (472)
 CLOWN 4418                    6   9  0    47       HIGH SCHOOL PROM (449)
 BILL BITEMORE 4638            6   7  0    44       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 JCVD 4604                     8  14  3    41       ACTION HEROS (467)
 WILLIS THE BRUCE 4602         7  15  0    36       ACTION HEROS (467)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RED XIII 4607                 7  14  0    35       MIDGAR (468)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NORIX 4612                    2   0  0    33       PHILANTHROPISTS (469)
 THE BUTCHER 4658              3   1  0    30       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
-ENVELOPE 4502                 4   1  0    29       HIGH SCHOOL PROM (449)
-PUNCH 4416                    3   1  0    27       HIGH SCHOOL PROM (449)
 FLUFF 4633                    6   6  0    24       F WORDS (472)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BIGFOOTS 4659                 2   1  0    12       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 HOCK 4657                     3   2  0    11       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
 FOIN 4660                     0   2  0     2       F WORDS (472)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
FAROUCHE 4630           5  5 0 F WORDS 472          STALLONE 4600         649  JUST REVENGED
VINCENT 4605            5 13 0 MIDGAR 468           JCVD 4604             648  JUST REVENGED
BUSTER 4597            11 16 0 THE DOGHOUSE 188     ARRNOLD 4601          648   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Tippi Turtle -- Ah, once I figured out how to handle you, I seem able to tip you at
will.  Not that I'm going to bother with you now, since I'm leaving.  I'm going for a
Walk!  About time. -- Yellow Dog

Crack Baby -- Can't help it, you smell wrong. -- Brown Bear

Fable -- This is something to do with the picture box, isn't it?  "Movies on fable."
I've heard about it, but I don't think I like it much. -- Bill Bitemore

What?  I'm supposed to be "nice" to this retched Beggar just because he's "polite"?
As if!  He's a Suspicious Person. -- Bigfoots

26 July 2010
     Some managers have attempted to send personals and columns to hal, and hal has
been refusing to acknowledge their content.  I don't know what hal's problem is,
specifically, but for best success, send PLAIN TEXT (dot txt) in the body of the
email.  Not attachments.  Thank you. -- the Editor

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

FABLE viciously subdued STALLONE in a 1 minute bloody Bloodfeud fight.
NORIX vanquished BIGFOOTS in a exciting 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
TIPPI TURTLE outlasted FRISKY in a crowd pleasing 7 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
WARTHOG overpowered FUSTIGATE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
THE BUTCHER bested FLUFF in a 4 minute beginner vs. veteran upset Challenge brawl.
FLOPEAR savagely defeated CRACK BABY in a popular 2 minute master's Title brawl.
BROWN BEAR won victory over VETERAN MERCENARY in a 2 minute duel.
CLOWN lost to YUFFY in a 2 minute gruesome veteran's duel.
CID vanquished JCVD in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
ARRNOLD beat BILL BITEMORE in a popular 3 minute gory melee.
WILLIS THE BRUCE was demolished by ZACK FAIR in a 1 minute mismatched match.
BUMPHELQUAT handily defeated RED XIII in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
HOCK subdued FOIN in a 3 minute novice's brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -   2 -  1      80  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         TOTAL PARRY       11 -   6 -  0      65  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK   35 -  25 -  2      58  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         LUNGING ATTACK    28 -  20 -  1      58  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         BASHING ATTACK    13 -  13 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         WALL OF STEEL      8 -   9 -  0      47  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         AIMED BLOW        18 -  23 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         SLASHING ATTACK   14 -  18 -  1      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   8 -  1      20  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   9 -  0      18  |

Turn 651 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  FLOPEAR 4598               13  11  0   92 THE DOGHOUSE (188)
TOTAL PARRY      TIPPI TURTLE 4351          26   7  0   93 THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
STRIKING ATTACK  BROWN BEAR 4596            20  10  0   83 THE DOGHOUSE (188)
PARRY-LUNGE      FRISKY 4634                11   2  2   77 F WORDS (472)
LUNGING ATTACK   FABLE 4631                  9   4  0   72 F WORDS (472)
BASHING ATTACK   FUSTIGATE 4632              7   6  0   49 F WORDS (472)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is STALLONE 4600.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was FRISKY 4634.  The ten other most popular fighters were BILL BITEMORE 4638, FLUFF 
4633, FLOPEAR 4598, FOIN 4660, NORIX 4612, BROWN BEAR 4596, CLOWN 4418, ARRNOLD 4601, 
FABLE 4631, and YUFFY 4609.

The least popular fighter this week was RED XIII 4607.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were WILLIS THE BRUCE 4602, JCVD 4604, CRACK BABY 4279, FUSTIGATE 4632, 
TIPPI TURTLE 4351, BIGFOOTS 4659, STALLONE 4600, HOCK 4657, BUMPHELQUAT 4603, and 
ZACK FAIR 4629.

                 NEW TEAMS IN THE TEMPORARY TOURNAMENT ARENA (DM 85)

Please note that all new teams created at the Face-to-Face were temporarily placed in 
a temporary Tournament Arena, DM 85.  If you requested that your team be placed in a 
specific arena, it has already transferred to that arena.  Any teams not transferred 
out of DM 85 by October 1 will be deleted.  If you have questions about any of your 
teams, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI 

                        WINTER FACE-TO-FACE IN SUNNY ARIZONA!

Our next winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 14-16, 2011.  It will be 
held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Tempe, Arizona (480-894-7444), the same hotel as 
last year by popular request.  Room rates are $129.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy, which 
includes full cooked breakfast, complimentary manager's reception (yes, really!), free 
airport shuttle, free parking and free high speed internet.  There's a fitness center, 
jacuzzi, and pool.  The rooms are blocked--please make your reservation by December 22 
before the block is released!  (This is prime season for Phoenix, and people have been
unable to book rooms because they waited too long.)  Look for the tournament info 
sheet and minioverviews some time in December.  We hope you're all looking forward to 
it and that we will see you there!