DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/05/2011    Duedate: 04/01/2011

CHIMLEVTAL ARENA

DM-31    TURN-328

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

OMBERT QURL
MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)
(31-6312) [13-3-0,89]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

OMBERT QURL                    PANCAKES
MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)             KAOS II (606)
(31-6312) [13-3-0,89]          (31-5910) [1-0-0,21]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

OMBERT QURL                    OSWELL QUIRN
MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)             MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)
(31-6312) [13-3-0,89]          (31-6150) [11-15-1,69]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

AVENGERS (146)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. KAOS II (606)               34
2. AVENGERS (146)              25      AVENGERS (146)
3. DARQUE FORCES (422)          0      Unchartered Team
4. MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)          -9
                                       KAOS II (606)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 DARQUE FORCES (422)      256 231 15 52.6   1/ 2 AVENGERS (146)            8  4 0
 2/ 4 AVENGERS (146)           226 221 16 50.6   2/ 1 MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)        8  7 0
 3/ 6 MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)       156 267  4 36.9   3/ 0*KAOS II (606)             1  3 0
 4/ 0*KAOS II (606)              1   3  0 25.0   4- 3 DARQUE FORCES (422)       1  4 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

Players old and new!

     Some of you may know that at one point last year, RSI tried to pull together an
arena in which role-playing in the personals and in spotlights would be a significant
(and rewarded) feature.  Though it didn't work out, the idea remains an appealing
one.  I would like to propose that we, the players, sponsor such an effort.  No
rules, no prizes, just players getting into the spirit of role-play.
     I suggest Telorinthe, arena 83, as a place to try this.  Telorinthe is the slow
no-tourney arena, and it seems like a good place for this experiment.  There is no
large body of entrenched players with other interests.  Although some background work
has been done, there is no great, creaking, edifice of old spotlights to deal with.
Very little in the way of vested interests.  Perhaps if all goes well, the idea might
catch on in other arenas.
     In keeping with the "no rules" idea, I won't say, "Begins on turn ###!"  Just
show up when you feel like it and jump in.  We'll keep a seat ready for you.

Jorja and the Middle Way

P.S.  And I'll try to have at least a short piece each time.  No major adventures,
just "the adventure of living."  Bring your friends!

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 332): ZITHER of Z GLADIATORS (Z-Man, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 330): 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 283): TIMOR UNRED of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 305): CALLOUS CORTNEY of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 299): ACE FREHLEY of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 286): DURANGO KID of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 280): HOT STUFF of PYROMANIA (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 265): TIAN HU of ASIAN INVASION (?, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 258): 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 234): TORANS ULRIK of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 235): LILAS KEEPER of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 50): ACCORDION of OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 232): DEVIL'S ADVOCATE of BLOOD 4 THE MASSES (The Mun, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 332): SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 330): DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 327): MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 283): PROPHETIC OMENS (Lord Rahl, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 305): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 299): OTTODROME TW (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 286): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 280): FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 265): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 258): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 233): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 234): MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 235): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 50): OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 232): SPIDERS et al (Consortium, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 331): INDIOR LANDIS of MIDDLE WAY 11 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 330): PATTE DE SAGUAR 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.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 285): WHISTLIN DIXIE of DARQUE FORCES II (Master Darque)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 235): LILAS KEEPER of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 50): CONFESSION of OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
                              QUITA REMMING of MIDDLE WAY 21 (Jorja, mgr.)
                   (turn 49): KARIN LO of MIDDLE WAY 21 (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     The Veteran Mercenary thought I was "too harsh" with his old buddy M. Chardinee.
What kind of guy has a golem for an "old buddy"?  Anyway, he tried to reprove me, and
I had to demonstrate my fitness to be here as duelmaster.  I considered throwing the
fight, letting someone else carry the load, but... this guy was seriously pissed, and
I couldn't be sure a win would be enough to satisfy him.  What if he'd wanted to kill
me?  I'm against that.  So I mosterized him.

                                    Ombert Qurl

                                      SPY REPORT

     Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, 
I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again!  Nothing is certain in CHIMLEVTAL, with 
changing loyalties, changing Duelmasters.  Write this down:  new top team--AVENGERS.  
Practice pays for PANCAKES, who pummelled EMBEZZLING SCRIBE, to pocket 21 points.  
MANDIN ORLE certainly had a baffled expression on his face, after losing to SHO and 
losing 14 points in the process!  CONVICTED ASSASSIN found out that CHIMLEVTAL isn't 
a democracy.  You've gotta be the best to be Duelmaster here!  Word has it one team 
in CHIMLEVTAL is taking speech lessons to try to bore their opponent to death.  I'll 
bet it works.   
     And how sociable are CHIMLEVTAL's warriors?  Come, let us see.   
     Ah, the duel!  The roar of the oppenent, the smell of the crowd!  Ask not a 
spymaster for counsel, for he will pontificate long after you have fallen into an 
unconscious stupor.   
     All good things must come to an end.  My fingers tire and I fear my incessant 
prattling may cause unfair judgement upon my impeccable character.  Like a mixed 
metaphor, and an overtaxed simile, I now bid CHIMLEVTAL farewell-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OMBERT QURL 6312             13   3  0    89       MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CHALDEA 5836                 16   6  0    80       DARQUE FORCES (422)
 OSWELL QUIRN 6150            11  15  1    69       MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-EDEN 6330                     5   0  0    62       DARQUE FORCES (422)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHO 6319                      5   7  0    43       AVENGERS (146)
 WAKIZASHI 6322                9   3  0    40       AVENGERS (146)
 XANDAR 6320                   6   6  0    40       AVENGERS (146)
 AMUR 6323                     9   3  0    39       AVENGERS (146)
 MANDIN ORLE 6227              8   9  1    34       MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PANCAKES 5910                 1   0  0    21       KAOS II (606)
-GILEAD 6145                   3   4  0    20       DARQUE FORCES (422)
 MANDIN ORWELL 6336            3   1  0    17       MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)
 LUMUS NELP 6328               1   9  0    12       MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DARK 1 5908             0  1 0 KAOS II 606          SHEWISH GIANT         328  NONE
DARK 2 5909             0  1 0 KAOS II 606          SHEWISH GIANT         328  NONE
PAWS 5911               0  1 0 KAOS II 606          HIGH ELF              328  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Huh, I guess the Kung-Fu Master's broken toe healed up.  And besides the kick, he hit
me with his elbow and LAUGHED.  I never realized THAT was what people meant by a
"funny bone." -- Oswell Quirn

Xandar -- I have nothing against you going after vengeance, though some of the
more... civilized gods deprecate it.  But what gives you the idea that *I* did
anything to deserve it? -- Mandin Orle
P.S.  I'm a NICE guy.  Sociable, self-effacing, trustworthy, what more can you ask?

Sho -- Ah, streamlining of the name, eh?  Seems to work for you, don't think I could
handle it.  I'm kinda clumsy that way. -- Lumus Nelp
I figure the Embezzling Scribe's "career error" goes back farther than the arena, he
shouldn't have embezzled.  Seems like he isn't very good at it, you know?  Not the
sharpest quill in the box.  After all, he's the CONVICTED Embezzling Scribe. --
Mandin Orwell

We salute the mysterious Executioner, graduating in absentia. -- Jorja and the Middle
Way
P.S.  And I suppose we should salute his tourney participation, even though it wasn't
impressive.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DARK 2 was butchered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DARK 1 was butchered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
PAWS was murdered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
OMBERT QURL subdued CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a action packed 1 minute Title fight.
OSWELL QUIRN devastated WAKIZASHI in a popular 1 minute one-sided contest.
MANDIN ORLE was subdued by SHO in a crowd pleasing 1 minute competition.
AMUR slimly won victory over FRATSFA SLAVE in a 10 minute master vs. novice fight.
MANDIN ORWELL was handily defeated by XANDAR in a 1 minute gruesome uneven fight.
LUMUS NELP lost to OSKSI NOBLE in a action packed 1 minute gory duel.
PANCAKES vanquished EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute gory one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       4         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -   2 -  0      80  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -   3 -  0      73  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   4 -  0      64  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         TOTAL PARRY       11 -   8 -  0      58  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         AIMED BLOW        19 -  14 -  1      58  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK    11 -   9 -  1      55  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -   8 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         STRIKING ATTACK    1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   5 -  1      44  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         BASHING ATTACK    17 -  25 -  0      40  |

Turn 328 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     AIMED BLOW         1 -  3         2  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  2         2  BASHING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-STRIKE     OMBERT QURL 6312           13   3  0   89 MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)
PARRY-LUNGE      WAKIZASHI 6322              9   3  0   40 AVENGERS (146)
TOTAL PARRY      AMUR 6323                   9   3  0   39 AVENGERS (146)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is OMBERT QURL 6312.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was OSWELL QUIRN 6150.  The ten other most popular fighters were OMBERT QURL 
6312, SHO 6319, PANCAKES 5910, XANDAR 6320, MANDIN ORLE 6227, LUMUS NELP 6328, DARK 2 
5909, DARK 1 5908, PAWS 5911, and WAKIZASHI 6322.

The least popular fighter this week was AMUR 6323.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MANDIN ORWELL 6336, WAKIZASHI 6322, PAWS 5911, DARK 1 5908, DARK 2 
5909, LUMUS NELP 6328, MANDIN ORLE 6227, XANDAR 6320, PANCAKES 5910, and SHO 6319.

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

EXECUTIONER (31-5951) RETRIBUTION (608)

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

     For those of you who keep track of such things, several additional warriors 
graduated from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                      JAVA THE HUTT (11-7084) COFFEE WARS  (608)  
                       ACE FREHLEY (47-3669) ROYAL FLUSH  (48)  
                     PUSSY GALORE (82-9062) ROYAL FELINES  (1334)  
                  IMMACULATE (82-35293) SUPERIOR FORCES 4503  (5814)
                     FAT PANTS (82-39862) HAPPY HOLIDAYS  (6631) 
                    TROUE BIDE (82-46080) SACS DE SABLE 3  (7727) 
                     MAD MAX (82-56014) THE WILLBURYS 77  (9435) 
                        CALEB (84-2901) OF WOLF & MAN 5  (573)  

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes