DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/28/2010    Duedate: 01/24/2011

THE GREENHOUSE ARENA

DM-52    TURN-278

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TWO
BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
(52-4039) [18-8-3,120]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TWO                            POSITION IS EMPTY
BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)          
(52-4039) [18-8-3,120]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TWO                            HOT STUFF
BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)          PYROMANIA (184)
(52-4039) [18-8-3,120]         (52-4136) [10-8-0,90]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. PYROMANIA (184)             32
2. THE ORDER (412)             20      FLOWER GIRLS (189)
3. DRAGONS GUARD II (253)      18      Unchartered Team
4. BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)       14
5. DARQUE AGES (393)           12      JADE WARRIORS (430)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 FLOWER GIRLS (189)       564 357 17 61.2   1/ 1 BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)     8  3 0
 2/ 2 BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)    163 118  9 58.0   2/ 3 PYROMANIA (184)           7  8 0
 3/ 0 DARQUE AGES (393)         55  40  5 57.9   3/ 5 THE ORDER (412)           6  8 2
 4/ 3 DRAGONS GUARD II (253)    47  37  6 56.0   4/ 7 EPYC DEATH (404)          6  9 0
 5/ 4 PYROMANIA (184)          134 119  7 53.0   5/ 2*JADE WARRIORS (430)       4  9 0
 6- 5 OTTO'S PARTS (150)       326 299 16 52.2   6- 9 PIECES OF EIGHT (112)     3  0 0
 7- 7 PIECES OF EIGHT (112)    121 125 19 49.2   7- 4*ZEN WARRIORS (429)        3  2 1
 8/ 6*JADE WARRIORS (430)       15  17  0 46.9   8/10 DRAGONS GUARD II (253)    3  2 0
 9/ 8 THE ORDER (412)           58  68  9 46.0   9/ 6 FLOWER GIRLS (189)        3  4 0
10/ 9 EPYC DEATH (404)          18  30  0 37.5  10/ 0 DARQUE AGES (393)         2  2 0
11-10*VIOLENT FEMMES (410)       7  14  1 33.3  11- 8 OTTO'S PARTS (150)        2  3 0
12-11*ZEN WARRIORS (429)         9  22  1 29.0  12-11*VIOLENT FEMMES (410)      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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                              ---===SLOW ARENA NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 330): ZITHER of Z GLADIATORS (Z-Man, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 327): TEZCATLIPOCA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 625): CHALDEA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 280): QUITA ROSALA of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 302): PAYNE of DARQUE FORCES II (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 297): AFRICAN QUEEN of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 283): WHISTLIN DIXIE of DARQUE FORCES II (Master Darque)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 277): TORTURING TULIP of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 263): KORASIM of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 255): I'M A BASHER of BASHAHOLICS ANON (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 231): DANNY HEATLEY of OTTAWA SENATORS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 231): TORANS ULRIK of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 232): ANASTASIA of MYSTERIOUS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 47): CONFESSION of OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 229): DUTCH TREAT of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 330): SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 327): MY GENERATION (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 325): MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 280): PROPHETIC OMENS (Lord Rahl, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 302): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 297): LAND OF OZ (Oz, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 283): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 277): BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 263): SPARF! (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 255): BASHAHOLICS ANON (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 231): NEW YORK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 231): MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 232): H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 47): OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 229): SPARF! et al (Crip, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 279): MS D. MEENER of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 297): AFRICAN QUEEN of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                                      THE LION KING of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                                      ITHYIC THING of ABYSMAL RITES (Reaper, mgr.)
                          (turn 296): MEDEE of THE OPERA (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 277): TORTURING TULIP of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 263): KORASIM of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
               (turn 262): MADAM VENUSIA of SPARF! (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 232): ANASTASIA of MYSTERIOUS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
                (turn 231): DEATH SUCKS of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 45): PEP RALLY of OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
                              WASNIS of OLLIS HEROES (Omega, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Finally my second Duelmistress crown and my graduation to Lady Protectorship!  I
am so ready!  I have given all I have got, every part of my anatomy, to Fratsfa and
its occupants.  Some of it was fun; some of it was just plain work.  But now that
will be behind me (A preferred choice for many in this arena, I think. -wink-) and I
am on to The Isle and graduation.  No more work.  No more tricks.  Just R&R.  Ahhhhh!
     So in my final note to all my friends, let me tell you all I know about me,
realizing that I do not know the results of the last tussle.
I did, however, know my faves in advance.
20-11-6-14-16-7-10 +2 Parry, Hosed 1-3 Rip Good/Good (Dmg/Endu)
Enhanced to 21-14-6-15-17-8-11 Good/Great
Masters in Init, Attack and Parry in all but Rip
1.88 skill learn rate
Once thought LO was fave:
57/264/11 LO, 10/81/0 SS, 3/37/3 other
Faves EP, Lo/Mod, learns Att
     I will probably not take that last chance to fight, so the throne is probably up
for grabs.  Good luck.
          Torturing Tulip, DMII

                                      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 2-3-0 outing, EPYC DEATH has advanced 3 places 
in the rankings.  Hey everybody, watch out for DISCO INFERNO, who flew up 11 points 
in the rankings after mashing JAZMINA like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  Ya 
know, some days it doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  GLOATING GARDENIA was 
overcame by 451 DEGREES and drops 6 points.  It's a proud day for the BLOOD AND GUTS! 
stable, as their warrior, TWO, ascended the Duelmaster's throne.  Advice to 
bashers--never force anything, just get a bigger halberd!   
     Here is other news that is of note.  Here's a song for you:  Who's afraid of the 
big, bad OTTO'S PARTS?  Big bad OTTO'S PARTS.  Big bad OTTO'S PARTS.  THE 
GREENHOUSE's afraid of the big bad OTTO'S PARTS.  Tra la la la la!  Okay, so I may 
not be funny, but catch BLOOD AND GUTS!'s act in the arena.  Those acrobats seem to 
be fairly deft at running from OTTO'S PARTS.  Well just about everybody wants a piece 
of SALIENT, who was this week's most challenged warrior.  In a touching display by a 
'touched' warrior, SIR BREUSE went after CAUSTIC CROCUS, who was higher by 24 points. 
Well, when the dust settled, SIR BREUSE was overcame by CAUSTIC CROCUS.   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  Ask not the elves for counsel, for they 
will say both yes and no.  Silly buggers, eh?   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in THE GREENHOUSE 
have no sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  Okay, so I may not be 
the world's best comedian, but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  And 
remember, you can pick your friends and you can pick your--(loud boos), oh, you've 
heard that one already!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TWO 4039                     18   8  3   120       BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DESPAIR 2282                 12   5  1   117       DRAGONS GUARD II (253)
-CONFLICT 2375                 9   1  0   114       DRAGONS GUARD II (253)
 ZOUM LA BOUSE 4037           19   8  0   100       BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
 451 DEGREES 2415             15  10  0   100       PYROMANIA (184)
 SAVAGE SNOWBALL 4085         14   8  1    94       FLOWER GIRLS (189)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOT STUFF 4136               10   8  0    90       PYROMANIA (184)
 URBAN 3863                   14   2  0    85       DARQUE AGES (393)
-SALVATION 1825               17   8  0    83       PIECES OF EIGHT (112)
 GLOATING GARDENIA 4083       10  10  0    76       FLOWER GIRLS (189)
 TUSCAN FLAME 4153             9   6  0    76       PYROMANIA (184)
 ONYX 2283                    12   8  0    74       DRAGONS GUARD II (253)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CAUSTIC CROCUS 4103          11   9  0    68       FLOWER GIRLS (189)
 AREOPOLITE 4138              10   9  0    68       BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
-FAT LIP 3791                 13  16  0    67       OTTO'S PARTS (150)
-ANASTASIUS 3867               7   2  2    67       DARQUE AGES (393)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CHAMP CHUMP 4147              7   2  0    60       BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
-RUNNY NOSE 3877               8  10  0    57       OTTO'S PARTS (150)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BLACKBEARD 3174               7   8  3    56       PIECES OF EIGHT (112)
 ANASTRIANNA 4023             12  15  2    55       THE ORDER (412)
 TELESPHORUS 3861              7   8  0    51       DARQUE AGES (393)
 SIR BREUSE 4145               7   8  0    47       THE ORDER (412)
-LYLA 4204                     5   1  0    41       VIOLENT FEMMES (410)
-CRACKED KNUCKLE 4166          5   1  0    41       OTTO'S PARTS (150)
 MEIDANI 4195                  4   2  1    39       THE ORDER (412)
 DISCO INFERNO 4193            6   4  1    37       PYROMANIA (184)
 SALIENT 4149                  7   7  1    36       THE ORDER (412)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MASSIVE MIGRAINE 4167         4   2  0    30       OTTO'S PARTS (150)
-HENRY MORGAN 3494             3   1  1    30       PIECES OF EIGHT (112)
 LIGHTER FLUID 4170            5   8  0    27       PYROMANIA (184)
-LEOU 4172                     2   4  0    27       ZEN WARRIORS (429)
 ANISHKA 3956                  5   5  0    24       EPYC DEATH (404)
 ARRAHE 3955                   2   8  0    24       EPYC DEATH (404)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JASMIN 4176                   5   2  0    23       JADE WARRIORS (430)
 VENGEFUL JUSTICE 4207         4   1  0    23       JADE WARRIORS (430)
-CAPTAIN CRUNCH 3547           3   1  0    23       PIECES OF EIGHT (112)
 JAZMINA 3959                  4   6  0    22       EPYC DEATH (404)
-DRASTIAL 4175                 2   4  1    19       ZEN WARRIORS (429)
-SILIA 4171                    2   6  0    18       ZEN WARRIORS (429)
 BANDOR'S SHAME 4034           2   2  0    15       EPYC DEATH (404)
 WARREN 4190                   2   6  0    12       THE ORDER (412)
-HATEFUL HASTA 4194            2   5  0    12       FLOWER GIRLS (189)
 GLON'S PITY 4033              2   2  0    12       EPYC DEATH (404)
-I AM WARRIOR 4174             2   4  0    11       ZEN WARRIORS (429)
-JACK SPARROW 3473             3   1  0    10       PIECES OF EIGHT (112)
-SAM 4173                      1   4  0     7       ZEN WARRIORS (429)
-STUBBED TOE 4205              0   1  0     7       OTTO'S PARTS (150)
-BRUNHILD 4202                 1   1  0     4       VIOLENT FEMMES (410)
 LADY MYSTIC 4213              0   2  0     2       JADE WARRIORS (430)
-BROOKE 4209                   0   1  0     1       VIOLENT FEMMES (410)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DEAD ONE 4101           0  1 0 DARQUE AGES 393      LAWRENCE OF ARAB      278  NONE
URBAN II 3859           2  3 0 DARQUE AGES 393      LAWRENCE OF ARAB      278  NONE
SEE YA 4217             0  1 0 DRAGONS GUARD II 253 LAURENTS OF ARAB      278  NONE
MASLOW 4177             3  3 0 JADE WARRIORS 430    MEIDANI 4195          277   
RILO 4180               3  3 0 JADE WARRIORS 430    SALIENT 4149          277   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

We're here!  We're here!  We must just have gotten a little sidetracked.  But we want
YOU.  So come on over to The Flower Shoppe and test your, er, ah, weapon, or mettle,
or whatever you want.  (wink) -- The Flower Girls

Zoum La Bouse -- Whew; you really gave me a work out.  You are so, so, so enduring.
-- Savage Snowball XOXOXO

Vengeful Justice -- It was fun while it lasted, but it surely didn't last long.
Let's try that again over in my room at The Flower Shoppe.  You will be glad you did.
(wink) -- Hateful Hasta

Hot Stuff -- I guess today that was me. -- Torturing Tulip

All The Flower Girls wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. -- Lady Fern

The Greenhouse -- I offer words of remembrance on the passing of three of our fellows
to the darkness beyond.  I will not call this a sad thing, for any who fall in battle
shall be remembered with honor.  Even my cousin Fallelflan, who mercilessly tormented
me as a child, I hold in reverence upon seeing him beheaded as he protected the
lifeless body of his sister Fastelflan.  Coincidentally, Rilo and Maslow of Jade
Warriors and The Worm from Blood and Guts! all fought Epyc Death in the turn prior to
their untimely demise and fought with distinction.  I salute them. -- Glan's Pity

Incredible!  I wouldn't have bet one cent on Two against 451 Degrees... and... this
guy is knacky! -- Le Pentarque

I get used to snowballs, nowadays... -- Zoum, living in the Alps

Well, Shame... 
I was just a Worm...
The ghost of the Worm

Two -- Well done... I didn't think you were going to be that hot! -- 451 Degrees

Fat Lip -- You should really put some ice on that to reduce the swelling. -- Tuscan
Flame

Torturing Tulip -- I think your FE got the better of me there! -- Hot Stuff

Warren -- Shall we dance?  That was smokin! -- Disco Inferno

Jazmina -- Well done... looks like I need more butane. -- Lighter Fluid

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

URBAN II was butchered by LAWRENCE OF ARABIA in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
DEAD ONE was slaughtered by LAWRENCE OF ARABIA in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
SEE YA was killed by LAURENTS OF ARABIA in a 2 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
VENGEFUL JUSTICE was bested by MEIDANI in a popular 1 minute Bloodfeud contest.
JASMIN was defeated by SALIENT in a 2 minute Bloodfeud match.
GLOATING GARDENIA was devastated by 451 DEGREES in a 2 minute uneven Challenge brawl.
ANASTRIANNA was overpowered by ONYX in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge struggle.
SIR BREUSE was unbelievably bested by CAUSTIC CROCUS in a 3 minute Challenge fight.
GLON'S PITY was viciously subdued by LIGHTER FLUID in a 3 minute Challenge duel.
LADY MYSTIC was vanquished by ARRAHE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
TORTURING TULIP was overpowered by TWO in a popular 1 minute gory uneven Title match.
ZOUM LA BOUSE luckily beat HOT STUFF in a crowd pleasing 3 minute master's match.
AREOPOLITE was demolished by SAVAGE SNOWBALL in a 1 minute mismatched match.
URBAN luckily beat TUSCAN FLAME in a crowd pleasing 3 minute conflict.
TELESPHORUS overpowered ANISHKA in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
DISCO INFERNO devastated JAZMINA in a 1 minute uneven duel.
WARREN was beaten by BANDOR'S SHAME in a 2 minute bloody brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         BASHING ATTACK    21 -  14 -  1      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         TOTAL PARRY       33 -  23 -  0      59  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         SLASHING ATTACK   14 -  10 -  1      58  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         AIMED BLOW        23 -  22 -  0      51  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK   25 -  30 -  4      45  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         WALL OF STEEL     22 -  27 -  1      45  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         LUNGING ATTACK    23 -  31 -  2      43  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -  10 -  0      41  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   9 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   3 -  0      40  |

Turn 278 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  TWO 4039                   18   8  3  120 BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
TOTAL PARRY      ZOUM LA BOUSE 4037         19   8  0  100 BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
BASHING ATTACK   SAVAGE SNOWBALL 4085       14   8  1   94 FLOWER GIRLS (189)
SLASHING ATTACK  HOT STUFF 4136             10   8  0   90 PYROMANIA (184)
LUNGING ATTACK   TUSCAN FLAME 4153           9   6  0   76 PYROMANIA (184)
AIMED BLOW       ONYX 2283                  12   8  0   74 DRAGONS GUARD II (253)
WALL OF STEEL    AREOPOLITE 4138            10   9  0   68 BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TWO 4039.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
HOT STUFF 4136.  The ten other most popular fighters were TUSCAN FLAME 4153, SIR 
BREUSE 4145, LIGHTER FLUID 4170, GLOATING GARDENIA 4083, SALIENT 4149, 451 DEGREES 
2415, TWO 4039, SEE YA 4217, MEIDANI 4195, and ONYX 2283.

The least popular fighter this week was GLON'S PITY 4033.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were JAZMINA 3959, ANISHKA 3956, AREOPOLITE 4138, LADY MYSTIC 4213, 
DEAD ONE 4101, ARRAHE 3955, ANASTRIANNA 4023, JASMIN 4176, VENGEFUL JUSTICE 4207, and 
URBAN II 3859.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

TWO (52-4039) BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)

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

TORTURING TULIP (52-3974) FLOWER GIRLS (189)

               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.  

                       MR. GHERKIN (6-6385) of 071406AD  (544)
                       OPUS X (11-5276) of OLD BOYS CLUB  (483)
                   CARDINAL KRAKEN (69-8569) BEASTS OF NEON  (831) 
                    GANGRENE (82-30731) THAT SPECIAL SMELL  (5042) 
                      WAY TOO CUTE (82-32711) 12/19/04A  (5398) 
                         CHINA (82-35079) MORE PLACES  (5777) 
                      ASPARAGUS (82-38983) UNDERRATED 2  (6485) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes