DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/26/2008    Duedate: 03/24/2008

FRATSFA ARENA

DM-52    TURN-241

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

PAS DE QUARTIER
BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
(52-3633) [16-19-1,122]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

IGOR MALMORT                   LYCURGUS
BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)          THE GENTILES (400)
(52-3594) [13-8-1,140]         (52-3929) [5-2-2,47]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PAS DE QUARTIER                SUE SOON
BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)          SITTEES (359)
(52-3633) [16-19-1,122]        (52-3572) [11-9-0,81]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

FLOWER GIRLS (189)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. FLOWER GIRLS (189)          38
2. BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)       14      FLOWER GIRLS (189)
3. SITTEES (359)               12      Unchartered Team
4. ZERO (403)                  11
5. THE GENTILES (400)          10      THE GENTILES (400)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*CARNAGE OF THE FIS (405)   1   0  0  100   1/ 1 FLOWER GIRLS (189)       11  3 0
 2/ 2 FLOWER GIRLS (189)       480 284 13 62.8   2/ 2*THE GENTILES (400)        8  7 0
 3- 4 FIRE INC. (394)           43  27  2 61.4   3/ 6*ZERO (403)                8  7 0
 4/ 3 SITTEES (359)             73  46  4 61.3   4/ 7 BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)     5  4 0
 5/ 6*THE GENTILES (400)        19  16  4 54.3   5/ 4 SITTEES (359)             5  5 0
 6/ 5 BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)     81  69  4 54.0   6- 3 FIRE INC. (394)           3  2 0
 7/ 7*EPYC DEATH (404)           6   9  0 40.0   7/ 5*EPYC DEATH (404)          3  7 0
 8/ 8*ZERO (403)                 8  17  0 32.0   8- 8*CARNAGE OF THE FIS (405)  1  0 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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I come from among you, but have searched far and wide to bring into the Alastarian
arenas our future's greatest warriors.  The beautiful Anishka, willowy and quick.
Glon, an immovable rock.  Bandor, his steely gaze making others tremble in fear.
Arrahe, quick as lightning, for one so large.  And Jazmina, he's, uh, he's an elf.
Giants, dwarves and elves...they've all joined my stable with the sole goal of
distinguishing themselves in battle.  And entertaining all of you with their
exploits.  So I guess it's more like two goals.  Three if you include making me
money.  Four if they're really eager to stay alive, which I can only assume they are.
Anyway, hail the warriors of Epyc Death!

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                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 293): LORD BYRON of SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 587): SAFFRON SKUNK of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 587): ABBOTT of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 580): JEROME of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 576): MANUEL PEREZ of MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 576): KEG STAND of BARHOPPERS (Apex, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 573): CAYLON MCCANN of STEEL CRUSADE (Cassius Calvata, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 569): IRISH CREAM of RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 538): SELVUN of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 529): LORIMINA of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 520): CADDO SCOT of BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 240): PAS DE QUARTIER of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 422): ELEPHANT DUNG of WILD KINGDOM (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 194): I OF THE KNEE DOLL of HAZAARDS OF CLONING (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 472): VAJRA VALMEJAR of SCARLET KNIGHTS (Armalias, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 293): SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 587): BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 587): OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 580): MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 576): MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 576): GOTTA GET A CLUE (?, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 573): STEEL CRUSADE (Cassius Calvata, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 569): RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 538): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 529): WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 520): FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 240): FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 421): THE EXILED ONES (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 194): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 472): SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 585): FARSHOT of NEVERWAKE (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 587): 100% of NO-HALF STEPPING (?, mgr.)
              (turn 586): SCRUFF of THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 575): DR HOOK of THE RED BLADES (Bill the Bard, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 538): SELVUN of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
              (turn 537): BELLA DEANE of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 529): LORIMINA of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 520): BUNKER of SONS OF TULL (Gerald Bostock, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 239): INSOLENT IRIS of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 191): AIKEN of SUPERIOR FORCES Y4 (Manager, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

It's really an honor to sit where the mighty and pretty bottom of our floral idol
were a few days ago....  We spent a lot of time together and I will remain her
admirer:  she was so sweet, so smart, so...well, most of the guys here already know.
To get back to the present day, I must say I loved that meeting with Peony.  These
girls are terrific.

Good luck to you on the sand.

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster here with my bag to give you the news on last 
week's fights.  Coming up with a solid 3-2-0 outing, ZERO has advanced 3 places in 
the rankings.  Hey everybody, watch out for HERALD, who flew up 15 points in the 
rankings after mashing ONE like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  Ya know, some 
days it doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  ONE lost to HERALD and drops 14 
points.  Going for the gusto and coming up with aught but bloody knuckles was 
SITTEES' BYRON, who was turned away from the Duelmastership by PAS DE QUARTIER.  4 
out of 5 gladiators surveyed protect the body, so try and avoid aiming at that 
location.   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!  
And hey, kiddies, those of you who didn't avoid FLOWER GIRLS, please raise you hand.  
Wow.  Does FRATSFA really have that many liars?  Okay, so I may not be funny, but 
catch SITTEES' act in the arena.  Those acrobats seem to be fairly deft at running 
from FLOWER GIRLS.  And who is this IGOR MALMORT you ask, with 140 points and a 
13-8-1 record.  Ooh, the tales I could tell!  Well, it looks like SIZZLING SUNFLOWER 
wasn't happy with last turn's rank, so she went for broke by challenging up 47 
points.  No guts, no glory.  A Carrion Bird Sellout:  SIZZLING SUNFLOWER 10-5-0 
fights IGOR MALMORT 13-8-1.  (BYOB)  
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  Knowing when to use the right 
tactics at the proper time is a very important step on the road to Duelmaster.   
     Well, there's the manager of the FRATSFA giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 
'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  Well, there goes another Spy Report.  
Good luck in next week's fights.  Hasta la bye-bye.  (Loud choruses of 'Beat it, ya 
bum!')-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PAS DE QUARTIER 3633         16  19  1   122       BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IGOR MALMORT 3594            13   8  1   140       BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
 BOY Z 3739                   13   1  1   110       SITTEES (359)
 PAINFUL PEONY 3744           16   8  0    96       FLOWER GIRLS (189)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BYRON 3559                   17  10  1    89       SITTEES (359)
 OUTCAST ORCHID 3870          10   2  1    88       FLOWER GIRLS (189)
 SUE SOON 3572                11   9  0    81       SITTEES (359)
 SIZZLING SUNFLOWER 3846      10   5  0    78       FLOWER GIRLS (189)
 OAK LEE 3563                 13  14  1    69       SITTEES (359)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FIRE WALL 3876                8   6  0    51       FIRE INC. (394)
 LYCURGUS 3929                 5   2  2    47       THE GENTILES (400)
-SPARK 3875                    9   5  0    46       FIRE INC. (394)
-FIERY 3907                    6   3  0    41       FIRE INC. (394)
 TWO 3962                      3   1  0    38       ZERO (403)
-INFERNO 3906                  7   2  0    36       FIRE INC. (394)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IRMINSUL 3871                 3   4  1    36       BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LEONIDAS 3926                 4   3  1    26       THE GENTILES (400)
-SMOLDER 3908                  6   3  1    25       FIRE INC. (394)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AESCHYLUS 3952                4   1  0    23       THE GENTILES (400)
 FOUR 3964                     3   1  0    22       ZERO (403)
 HARSH HAWTHORN 3960           3   1  0    21       FLOWER GIRLS (189)
 SIGISMUND 3928                3   4  1    17       THE GENTILES (400)
 HERALD 3971                   1   1  0    16       SITTEES (359)
 JAZMINA 3959                  2   1  0    15       EPYC DEATH (404)
 TORTURING TULIP 3974          1   0  0    13       FLOWER GIRLS (189)
 NERO 3945                     3   3  0    12       THE GENTILES (400)
 ANISHKA 3956                  2   1  0     8       EPYC DEATH (404)
 ONE 3961                      1   3  0     7       ZERO (403)
-BAXD FORLOURNE 3966           1   0  0     7       CARNAGE OF THE FIST (405)
 APPLE 3973                    1   0  0     7       ZERO (403)
 GLON 3958                     1   2  0     5       EPYC DEATH (404)
 BANDOR 3957                   1   2  0     5       EPYC DEATH (404)
 THREE 3963                    0   4  0     4       ZERO (403)
 ARRAHE 3955                   0   3  0     3       EPYC DEATH (404)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
CONSTANT GARDENE 3954   0  1 0 BLOOD AND GUTS! 365  SIGISMUND 3928        238  REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Congratulations to Pas, a studmuffin of a Duelmaster.  Come on over to The Flower
Shoppe and collect your prize. -- Lady Fern

Pas De Quartier -- Oh, Honey, that was some spanking you gave me!  I think it set us
both off!  (wink) -- Painful Peony

Three -- That was harsh, but it was good.  (giggle) -- Harsh Hawthorn

Kung-Fu, Khalhums, and M. -- Thanks for the good times. -- Outcast Orchid, Sizzling
Sunflower, Insolent Iris (retired)

Pas De Quartier -- You cheater!  You chose Peony over ME! -- Iris

I have the pleasure to announce to you the return of Igor Malmort.  I was keeping him
to have fun with Iris on the Quest 2, but the Quest doesn't seem any nearer, and Iris
left, so.... -- Le Pentarque

Aeschylus -- I bow to your superiority in the arena.  For now. -- Arrahe

Four -- I wasn't too happy being bested by the likes of you, but it turns out chicks
dig the new scar.  Thanks. -- Glon

28 January 2008
CALLING ALL THUGS, BRUTES, OGRES, QUARTER HALF WITS, SHALLOW HALBERD ENTHUSIASTS AND
MAUL RATS:  Since the Bashing style has often been maligned in the forums, it is time
to give the style a little tough love with the following concept:  An ALL-BASHER
arena.  The rules are simple--enter the arena as a rookie basher.  That's it.  RSI
said I need to get 20 managers on board and I'm about half way there.  If you are
interested in taking part, PM me in the forums or email me:  chase at accesspr.com
and put D2 in the subject header.

Chase a.k.a. SwineTiger

2 February 2008
ATTENTION EVERYONE -- In March I am going to do manager lists for all arenas.  This
is part of my ongoing and undoubtedly largely futile attempt to get my lists
organized.  If you think I might not know who you are or if you think I might and
you'd rather I not share that information, let me know this month!  You can e-mail
me at Sue at solberg dash mathews dot com (replacing the at, dash and dot with
appropriate characters.  You can send a diplo to The Saint.  You can put an ad in
the newsletter.  Semaphore doesn't work so well, nor does telepathy. -- The Saint,
keeper of lists

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SIZZLING SUNFLOWER was devastated by IGOR MALMORT in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
PAS DE QUARTIER overcame BYRON in a action packed 1 minute veteran's Title match.
BOY Z devastated VIRGINAL CONCUBINE in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
OAK LEE was overpowered by PAINFUL PEONY in a 2 minute mismatched match.
SUE SOON was unbelievably bested by OUTCAST ORCHID in a 3 minute veteran's duel.
LYCURGUS unbelievably bested IRMINSUL in a 1 minute gory competition.
LEONIDAS was overcome by TWO in a action packed 1 minute melee.
SIGISMUND won victory over BANDOR in a popular 1 minute duel.
NERO was vanquished by HARSH HAWTHORN in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
AESCHYLUS overpowered GLON in a popular 1 minute uneven match.
ARRAHE was defeated by APPLE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute novice's match.
ANISHKA was overcome by FOUR in a 2 minute novice's contest.
JAZMINA luckily beat FRIENDLY CONSTABLE in a 4 minute novice's brawl.
ONE slimly lost to HERALD in a 2 minute novice's conflict.
THREE was vanquished by TORTURING TULIP in a 1 minute mismatched bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   8         AIMED BLOW        30 -   9 -  0      77  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         WALL OF STEEL     26 -  14 -  1      65  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         TOTAL PARRY       12 -  11 -  0      52  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   3 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -  14 -  0      48  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    33 -  36 -  3      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK    22 -  25 -  4      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -  15 -  1      40  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 241 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     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  2         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  WALL OF STEEL  
BASHING ATTACK     3 -  2     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1                                       2  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  4     
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   IGOR MALMORT 3594          13   8  1  140 BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
AIMED BLOW       BOY Z 3739                 13   1  1  110 SITTEES (359)
WALL OF STEEL    PAINFUL PEONY 3744         16   8  0   96 FLOWER GIRLS (189)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   SUE SOON 3572              11   9  0   81 SITTEES (359)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is PAS DE QUARTIER 3633.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was SUE SOON 3572.  The ten other most popular fighters were OAK LEE 3563, IGOR 
MALMORT 3594, AESCHYLUS 3952, BOY Z 3739, PAINFUL PEONY 3744, TWO 3962, SIGISMUND 
3928, APPLE 3973, FOUR 3964, and ONE 3961.

The least popular fighter this week was JAZMINA 3959.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were THREE 3963, ANISHKA 3956, GLON 3958, NERO 3945, HERALD 3971, BANDOR 
3957, IRMINSUL 3871, SIZZLING SUNFLOWER 3846, ARRAHE 3955, and HARSH HAWTHORN 3960.