DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/14/2011    Duedate: 11/10/2011

MORYA ARENA

DM-28    TURN-338

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TAXES
EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)
(28-4795) [9-2-0,103]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TAXES                          SIRDAR
EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)          ISIS PTAH (536)
(28-4795) [9-2-0,103]          (28-4873) [5-1-0,39]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MADELINE                       LILY OF SARMATIA
DODGE BULLETS (126)            DODGE BULLETS (126)
(28-4710) [15-18-0,70]         (28-4775) [12-10-0,66]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ISIS PTAH (536)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BIZARRO SQUAD (537)         36
2. EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)       29      EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)
3. ISIS PTAH (536)             24      Unchartered Team
4. DODGE BULLETS (126)         21
5. THE PENTARCHY (397)         15      ISIS PTAH (536)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*ISIS PTAH (536)           21   9  0 70.0   1/ 1*ISIS PTAH (536)          11  4 0
 2/ 2 EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)    111  62  4 64.2   2/ 2 EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)     9  2 1
 3/ 3 THE PENTARCHY (397)      412 253 13 62.0   3/ 3 DODGE BULLETS (126)       6  9 0
 4/ 0 PHANTACITY (480)         130 114 10 53.3   4/ 4 STEEL AND SILK (495)      5  5 0
 5/ 0*BIZARRO SQUAD (537)        2   2  1 50.0   5- 5 D'HARAN EMPIRE (513)      3  7 0
 6/ 4 DODGE BULLETS (126)      440 444 13 49.8   6/ 6 THE PENTARCHY (397)       2  1 0
 7/ 5 STEEL AND SILK (495)     150 169  4 47.0   7/ 0*BIZARRO SQUAD (537)       2  2 1
 8- 7 D'HARAN EMPIRE (513)      75 110  8 40.5   8/ 0 PHANTACITY (480)          2  2 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

     Greetings.  My name is Charlie Rankin.  I am  the manager of the amazing
warriors of Bizarro Squad.  I've travelled with my students from a far away place
known as Ebarron.  Maybe you've heard of it?
     I managed a school for gladiators there until I was upshot by some... well,
let's just say younger people.  They would not have been so lucky back in my good
days.  You should have seen me then!
     Anyways, some of my pupils decided to leave with me.  We like it here, and wish
to contend in your arena.  My main gladiators, Todd and Casanova, will fight every
turn.  Nola, The Count, and The Lady will rotate every turn.  I tell you this so you
don't waste your challenges on these three.  However, if you are brave enough to
challenge them in the personals, I promise it will not go unanswered.
     Now, thank you for listening to the rants of an old man.  May the gods have
mercy on your souls, because Bizarro Squad... IS HERE!! 

                                          -- Charlie Rankin

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 340): CONFIDENCE of CONSANGUINEOUS (Manniquin, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 337): PYRITE of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 335): URN4A TREAT! of JUST DESSERTS (Destitute Noble?)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 291): THE FALLEN ONE of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 313): ANDROMEDA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 307): KATIE of ALL-STAR NANA'S (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 294): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 288): RENDOR QUIL of MIDDLE WAY 8 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 272): ALBERT of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 265): I'M POWERLESS of BASHAHOLICS ANON (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 240): SUGAR HILL GANG of RAP ATTACKS (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 242): ROMOR SAITH of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 242): STINKY PETE of DREW'S BOYS II (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 57): ACCORDION of OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 240): WHACKING WILLOW of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 340): MIDDLE WAY 11 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 336): ISIS PTAH (Aesir Vanir, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 335): NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 291): DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 313): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 307): ALASKAN PIPELINE (The Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 294): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 288): WAH CHING (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 272): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 265): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 240): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 242): MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 242): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 57): SUDDENLY, THE VAN (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 240): FELINES et al (Consortium, mgrs.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 336): WHITE BECT of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 334): SLATE G35 of NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble?)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 291): QUITA ROSALA of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 312): YUMALESCA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 306): BASKET of LAND OF OZ (Oz, mgr.)
                                      KISS OF DEATH of DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
                                      KANA BALLISTIC of DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 294): NASTY NES of PUBLIC ENEMY (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 265): I'M POWERLESS of BASHAHOLICS ANON (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
              (turn 264): I'M A BASHER of BASHAHOLICS ANON (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 242): STINKY PETE of DREW'S BOYS II (The Mun, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Well, well, was aiming to fight Cascella to achieve this honor, but I guess one
D'Haran's as good as another. *wry grin*  Not sure that I'm equipped to hold the
throne long, but I'm going to enjoy it while I can.  Right now it's up to the Finance
Manager and Lord Rahl's troops to try and shake me.  Good luck, and don't be fooled
by appearances. 

                                          -- Pyrite

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, warriors of MORYA!  Once again I've been called out of retirement for 
my abilities and insights into Spyreporting.  What's with LILY OF SARMATIA?  She 
actually beat PHANTACITY's VRTOGLAVA, and walked away with 22 more points from the 
fight.  Major screwup at DODGE BULLETS.  POP TARGET lost 11 points to GARROT.  Some 
new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe POP TARGET will provide more easy wins...  I'm sure 
MORYA is excited about TAXES, the new Duelmaster from EXPENSE ACCOUNT.  (remember?)  
But when you've seen as many as I have...  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...  The most avoided team 
was ISIS PTAH.  In my day, no team with a 18-7-0 would scare me off!  What's the 
problem, STEEL AND SILK?  What do people see in POP TARGET?  His 8-9-0?  DODGE 
BULLETS ain't talkin', but he's got 51 points.  BOMBYCINUS MORS of STEEL AND SILK 
knows how to pick 'em.  She challenged GOPHER BROKE of DODGE BULLETS who is up by 19. 
Now was this a wise move?  BOMBYCINUS MORS perhaps got hers just desserts, seeing as 
she overcame GOPHER BROKE and ended up with 33 recognition points.   
     Warriors of MORYA unite.  You have only your games to lose!  Is it my 
imagination, or are fighters getting younger every day?  To die so young, so 
gloriously!   
     Who knows what the future holds for a warrior.  More fights, there's no doubt.  
All work and no play makes Olaf a dull fighter.  Work and play no fighter dull Olaf.  
Olaffighterwork and no play.  Remember--a good fighter needs both good skills and 
good luck.  Until next time,-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TAXES 4795                    9   2  0   103       EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CASCELLA 4659                17  14  0    97       D'HARAN EMPIRE (513)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CHANDALEN 4602               14  23  4    85       D'HARAN EMPIRE (513)
-POSTAGE 4750                 17   9  1    82       EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)
 PYRITE 4698                  17  13  0    81       STEEL AND SILK (495)
 MADELINE 4710                15  18  0    70       DODGE BULLETS (126)
-JENNSEN 4604                 13  24  1    68       D'HARAN EMPIRE (513)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LILY OF SARMATIA 4775        12  10  0    66       DODGE BULLETS (126)
 GARROT 4777                   7  11  0    62       STEEL AND SILK (495)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VRTOGLAVA 4684               10   5  0    55       PHANTACITY (480)
 POP TARGET 4817               8   9  0    51       DODGE BULLETS (126)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CAPEX 4833                    6   3  3    45       EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)
 SIRDAR 4873                   5   1  0    39       ISIS PTAH (536)
-THERIAULT 4751                5  15  1    35       D'HARAN EMPIRE (513)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOPHER BROKE 4821             8   8  1    33       DODGE BULLETS (126)
 BOMBYCINUS MORS 4879          3   1  1    33       STEEL AND SILK (495)
-GOUM 4844                     1   3  1    33       THE PENTARCHY (397)
 SPIDER 4840                   3   7  0    30       STEEL AND SILK (495)
 SHAKA ZULU 4874               5   1  0    29       ISIS PTAH (536)
 BRZ 4801                      4   1  0    24       PHANTACITY (480)
 BOUDICCA 4871                 4   2  0    24       ISIS PTAH (536)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHUPALJ 4800                  3   2  0    19       PHANTACITY (480)
 NOLA DIMPLES 4885             1   0  0    18       BIZARRO SQUAD (537)
 ACCRUED INTEREST 4796         4   5  0    17       EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)
 TODD MAYES 4883               1   0  1    16       BIZARRO SQUAD (537)
 XI CRYSTAL 4872               4   2  0    14       ISIS PTAH (536)
 BOCNI 4797                    3   2  0    11       PHANTACITY (480)
-SOFTWARE 4878                 1   3  0    11       EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)
 AUTUMN LEAVES 4889            2   2  0    10       DODGE BULLETS (126)
 CASANOVA 4886                 0   1  0     1       BIZARRO SQUAD (537)
 LADY BIZARRO 4884             0   1  0     1       BIZARRO SQUAD (537)
-AHERN 4893                    0   1  0     1       D'HARAN EMPIRE (513)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
JAR JAR BINKS           0  0 0                      TODD MAYES 4883       338  NONE
EDEN REGAL 4875         3  3 0 ISIS PTAH 536        CAPEX 4833            338   
ANVIL 4841              2  8 0 STEEL AND SILK 495   SHEWISH GIANT         338  NONE
DUM 4900                0  1 0 THE PENTARCHY 397    ARENAMASTER NOR       338  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Jennsen, Jennsen, Jensenn; whoa, Bud.  You forgot to pay your taxes.  Sorry I had to
punish you so much, but no skills for the tax dodgers. -- Taxes

XI Crystal -- Hey!  How about that!  I really turned over those assets, didn't I? --
Capex

Pop Target -- Just another case of the lickee getting licked. -- Postage

Autumn Leaves -- My binaries were all a flutter, but I avoided the do-loop and
brought home the program. -- Software.

Dodge Bullet's Crew -- I am pretty sure that a Forever stamp is supposed to last
almost a long time.  (Like our boss.) -- Finance Manager

Congrats to Pyrite, the hottest Duelmaster around. -- Finance Manager and The Expense
Accounts

Thanks for the kudos, dear Finance Manager... but don't be tough with my proxier!  He
is a nice guy, and I would very happy to see him managing my dummies again... -- LP

Jorja -- I'll work on my dance routines... -- LP

Morya Mangers -- What is the minimum wit and deftness necessary to use an epee well?
What is the minimum strength necesary to use a war hammer well?  What is the minimum
strength, size and deftness necesary to use a morning star, great sword, or quarter
staff well? -- Aesir Vanir, mgr Isis Ptah

Morya Managers -- What is the relationship between a warrior's size and his ability
to attack or initiate action? --Aesir Vanir, mgr Isis Ptah

All -- Could anyone tell me where to find the best ale?  Come on, first round on me.
-- Todd Mayes

Ladies -- I can love as good as I fight.  Any of you girls up for some extra rounds?
-- Casanova

All -- Please excuse my friend, Cas.  The name's really gone to his head. -- Nola
Dimples

All -- Hello.  I look forward to meeting you all on the sand. -- Lady Bizarro

All -- Don't ask me why I didn't get to fight!  Charlie's the manager, not me! --
Count Bizarro

All -- Been a bit sporadic due to financial issues.  Had to drop the TW, Jorja, so I
apologize for not giving notice.  Hope to stay stable here now.  Luck to all! --
Michael Eldritch

Boudicca -- Thanks, Lass.  You just earned me a torchlight fight. -- Anvil

Chandalen -- Kinda hard to fight back from the ground, eh? -- Pyrite

Userous Merchant -- Not much of a teacher, are ya? -- Garrot

Gopher Broke -- I prefer to break a leg, bub. -- Spider

Sirdar -- Next time I'll break that bloody blade! -- Bomby Mors

Taxes -- Where I come from, it's always open season on tax collectors. -- Lily of
Sarmatia

Chandalen -- I'm going to smack some uppity kids who should have been calling me Papa
instead of Pop, is what *I* am going to do. -- Pop Target

Theriault -- The finer things in life do not involve filthy money. -- Gopher Broke
P.S.  Although I will admit that having some money for a cushion helps get to 'em.

Theriault -- Many men find me devastating, but I'm holding myself aloof and pure for
Mr. Right.  He's being slow to appear, though. -- Madeline

Postage -- You stamped all over me.  Ouch. -- Pop Target

Eden Regal -- A good try, but a very unfortunate match for you.  Still, I don't
suppose anyone promised you a rose garden? -- Lily of Sarmatia

Spider -- AAAAAAAH! -- Gopher Broke, arachnophobe

Software -- This has happened to me a lot, in an informal setting.  Might as well
happen in the arena, too.  I get along fine with the hardware, but.... -- Autumn
Leaves

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ANVIL was butchered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
DUM was slaughtered by ARENAMASTER NOR in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
GARROT overcame POP TARGET in a 2 minute Challenge match.
SPIDER was narrowly defeated by SIRDAR in a 3 minute bloody Challenge duel.
BOMBYCINUS MORS devastated GOPHER BROKE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
PYRITE was demolished by TAXES in a 1 minute mismatched Title competition.
MADELINE vanquished CAPTURED ORC in a 2 minute brutal mismatched fight.
VRTOGLAVA was viciously subdued by LILY OF SARMATIA in a 2 minute competition.
EDEN REGAL was slaughtered by CAPEX in a 1 minute uneven duel.
ACCRUED INTEREST was overpowered by SHAKA ZULU in a 1 minute uneven duel.
BRZ savagely defeated XI CRYSTAL in a exciting 2 minute gruesome fight.
BOUDICCA overpowered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 2 minute one-sided fight.
BOCNI was demolished by NOLA DIMPLES in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
SHUPALJ subdued LADY BIZARRO in a 3 minute amateur's match.
AUTUMN LEAVES luckily beat CASANOVA in a 3 minute amateur's conflict.
TODD MAYES slew JAR JAR BINKS in a 1 minute novice's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         PARRY-STRIKE      16 -   8 -  0      67  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         AIMED BLOW        11 -   8 -  0      58  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         BASHING ATTACK    28 -  21 -  6      57  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL     21 -  17 -  1      55  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     11 -  10 -  0      52  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         SLASHING ATTACK   23 -  21 -  2      52  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         STRIKING ATTACK   33 -  31 -  0      52  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         LUNGING ATTACK    18 -  22 -  1      45  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         TOTAL PARRY       13 -  18 -  1      42  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -  11 -  0      39  |

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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  TAXES 4795                  9   2  0  103 EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)
LUNGING ATTACK   PYRITE 4698                17  13  0   81 STEEL AND SILK (495)
STRIKING ATTACK  LILY OF SARMATIA 4775      12  10  0   66 DODGE BULLETS (126)
WALL OF STEEL    VRTOGLAVA 4684             10   5  0   55 PHANTACITY (480)
BASHING ATTACK   CAPEX 4833                  6   3  3   45 EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MADELINE 4710.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was LILY OF SARMATIA 4775.  The ten other most popular fighters were BRZ 4801, SPIDER 
4840, GARROT 4777, SIRDAR 4873, MADELINE 4710, LADY BIZARRO 4884, AUTUMN LEAVES 4889, 
CASANOVA 4886, NOLA DIMPLES 4885, and TAXES 4795.

The least popular fighter this week was SHUPALJ 4800.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BOUDICCA 4871, XI CRYSTAL 4872, ACCRUED INTEREST 4796, EDEN REGAL 4875, 
PYRITE 4698, GOPHER BROKE 4821, DUM 4900, TODD MAYES 4883, BOCNI 4797, and CAPEX 
4833.

                        WINTER FACE-TO-FACE IN SUNNY ARIZONA!

Our next winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 13-15, 2012.  It will be 
held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Tempe, Arizona (480-897-7444), the same hotel as 
last year by popular request.  Room rates are $134.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy, which 
includes full cooked breakfast, complimentary manager's reception, 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 15 
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!