DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/27/2011    Duedate: 01/23/2012

FRATSFA ARENA

DM-52    TURN-291

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ZOUM LA BOUSE
BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
(52-4037) [28-10-0,132]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ZOUM LA BOUSE                  POSITION IS EMPTY
BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)          
(52-4037) [28-10-0,132]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

RENDOR QUIL                    LI KUI
MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)             WAH CHING (146)
(52-3497) [20-29-0,91]         (52-851) [10-5-1,88]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

PYROMANIA (184)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. JADE WARRIORS (430)         36
2. DRAGONS GUARD II (253)      24      BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
3. PYROMANIA (184)             21      Unchartered Team
4. MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)          16
5. BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)        5       (-1)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)    187 131 12 58.8   1/ 3 PYROMANIA (184)           8  2 1
 2/ 1 WAH CHING (146)           41  31  7 56.9   2/ 2 JADE WARRIORS (430)       8  6 0
 3/ 3 PYROMANIA (184)          159 140  8 53.2   3/ 1 WAH CHING (146)           7  8 1
 4/ 4 DRAGONS GUARD II (253)    58  66  8 46.8   4/ 4 BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)     6  4 0
 5/ 5 MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)       105 130  0 44.7   5/ 6 DRAGONS GUARD II (253)    3  5 0
 6/ 6 JADE WARRIORS (430)       38  50  0 43.2   6/ 5 MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)        2  7 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 343): NORM QUESHA of MIDDLE WAY 11 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 340): PYRITE of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 338): PANCAKES of KAOS II (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 293): THE FALLEN ONE of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 315): ROSELYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 310): EUREKA PRIDE of ALASKAN PIPELINE (Storm Lord)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 296): RED ALERT of PUBLIC ENEMY (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 290): ZOUM LA BOUSE of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 275): WERE BEAR of FERAL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 268): HARVEY of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 244): DIANGELIQUE of DARQUE FORCES V (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 244): NAEFAN ORDH of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 245): BBIAB of H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 60): VODI of OLLIS HEROES (Omega, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 242): MOSGIEL of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 343): MIDDLE WAY 11 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 340): DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 338): AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 293): DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 315): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 310): PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 296): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 290): WAH CHING (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 275): FERAL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 268): IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 244): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 244): BASH BROS SOCCER (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 245): H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 60): OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 242): SPARF! et al (Crip, mgrs.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 340): PYRITE of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 310): RACECAR of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal)
                                      AGOSERIS of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr)
                          (turn 309): TNT of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 294): NASTY NES of PUBLIC ENEMY (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 290): HOT STUFF of PYROMANIA (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 267): UNCLE FESTUS of TALL TALES (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 243): ROMOR SAITH of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Nice fight, Rendor!  I guess next time the fight will go your way!  My manager
is a little disoriented with the missing Ads section, but will slowly try to write
something again....
                         Zoum la Bouse

                                      SPY REPORT

     Welcome FRATSFA.  I, Olaf Modeen remember this place well.  Many the fights have 
I fought here.  The celebrations, the disappointments...  Biff!  Pow!  FRATSFA 
watched with glee as WAH CHING got knocked off top spot by PYROMANIA!  What's with 
URSILA RILVAR?  She actually beat BLOOD AND GUTS!'s WORMER, and walked away with 15 
more points from the fight.  Major screwup at MIDDLE WAY 8.  RENDOR QUIL lost 11 
points to 451 DEGREES.  Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe RENDOR QUIL will provide 
more easy wins...  LI KUI was reminded on the sands why ZOUM LA BOUSE is Duelmaster.  
I suppose you want to hear some rumors and dirty gossip about your fellow fighters?  
Tough!   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.  
FRATSFA thinks DRAGONS GUARD II and their 58-66-8 is too much!  If at first you don't 
succeed, give up...  The bums at PYROMANIA couldn't face the challenges from DRAGONS 
GUARD II!  No excuse for that!  What do people see in RENDOR QUIL?  His 20-29-0?  
MIDDLE WAY 8 ain't talkin', but he's got 91 points.  JASMIN of JADE WARRIORS knows 
how to pick 'em.  She challenged TUSCAN FLAME of PYROMANIA who is up by 25.  Now was 
this a wise move?  JASMIN perhaps got hers just desserts, seeing as she was subdued 
by TUSCAN FLAME and ended up with 70 recognition points.   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  Hmm...  More surprises must remain in store for me, 
if HOT STUFF can return from the Dark Arena.  WEI YAN larned his lesson (VELVET ROSE 
taught it well), and we right likely won't be seein' 'im fight any JADE WARRIORS 
members with the same gusto.  How long have I been here?  I got people to see, places 
to go...   
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  The end 
of another Spyreport!  That's cause for celebration in my book!  Time for my 
medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZOUM LA BOUSE 4037           28  10  0   132       BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 451 DEGREES 2415             20  15  0   117       PYROMANIA (184)
-CHAMP CHUMP 4147             10   2  0   105       BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
 TUSCAN FLAME 4153            13   8  0    98       PYROMANIA (184)
 RENDOR QUIL 3497             20  29  0    91       MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)
-ONYX 2283                    14  10  0    91       DRAGONS GUARD II (253)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AREOPOLITE 4138              17  13  1    88       BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
 LI KUI 851                   10   5  1    88       WAH CHING (146)
 JASMIN 4176                  12   8  0    70       JADE WARRIORS (430)
 HU YAN ZHUO 849              11   4  0    68       WAH CHING (146)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SALINA REES 3546             13  18  0    66       MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LIGHTER FLUID 4170           11  12  0    54       PYROMANIA (184)
 DISCO INFERNO 4193           11   9  1    43       PYROMANIA (184)
 ZHENG TIAN SHOU 853           7   8  2    41       WAH CHING (146)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VELVET ROSE 4255              4   1  0    33       JADE WARRIORS (430)
 URSILA RILVAR 4105            2   5  0    24       MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MILO 4252                     4   2  0    22       JADE WARRIORS (430)
 WEI YAN 4257                  3   2  1    21       WAH CHING (146)
 DARGON 4264                   2   1  0    18       DRAGONS GUARD II (253)
 WORMER 4218                   2   1  1    16       BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
 SUN QIAN 4256                 1   4  0    16       WAH CHING (146)
 DEADLY RAGE 4275              1   0  0    15       JADE WARRIORS (430)
-SHAMU 4265                    1   0  0    13       DRAGONS GUARD II (253)
-MANIQUE 4238                  1   3  0     6       BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
 SKULL CRUSHER 4282            0   1  0     1       JADE WARRIORS (430)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BYE 4281                0  1 0 DRAGONS GUARD II 253 ARENAMASTER LATH      291  NONE
DREYVON QUICKTOE 4245   3  2 0 JADE WARRIORS 430    WEI YAN 4257          290  JUST REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

451 degrees -- You are not playing fair: you are supposed to be parrying, not
bashing! --Areaopolite

Okay... the Ads section is off, but I must try to get back to my writing ways....
So, two rookies are on the way, they are not the most subtle warriors around, but
well, my actual team is really not subtle.

Congrats to Master Darque for this first PS graduate!

Joseph Mitchell -- Why did you kill my jolly Peter?  He is the favorite character of
my 3-years boy! -- LP

We congratulate Hot Stuff, Lord Protector, and we salute the tourney participants,
all in one personal.  Enconomy of speech, or at least of electrons. -- Jorja and the
Middle Way

I see our team is still down two members, and I have NO idea where the replacements
are hiding.  Probably won't get them onto the sands today, but I'll try for next
time. -- Jorja

Brandon Massingale -- You are correct, we need more bodies (preferably alive) on the
sands here. -- Jorja
P.S.  But don't suggest a contest, please!  Those never seem to have a lasting
effect.  We want people who fight here month in and month out just for the pleasure
of our company.  Good personals, that's what we need!

Zoum La Bouse -- Luck is right!  When I think of how close I came to being duelmaster
again, it makes me sweat.  I really lucked out. -- Rendor Quil
P.S.  And it looks to me like it WAS luck.  I was ahead all the way, right up until I
fell over from exhaustion.

Hu Yan Zhuo -- I just don't speak your language. -- Salina Rees
P.S.  And I don't think I can learn.  We orcs aren't scholars, you know.

Wormer -- Oh, great.  Oh, well.  Does this mean I don't have worms now?  Not that I
did, but it never hurts to be sure. -- Ursila Rilvar

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

HOT STUFF viciously butchered THE PINK JESTER in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
BYE was murdered by ARENAMASTER LATHRON in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
VELVET ROSE subdued WEI YAN in a 2 minute Bloodfeud fight.
451 DEGREES vanquished RENDOR QUIL in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
JASMIN was savagely defeated by TUSCAN FLAME in a 2 minute veteran's Challenge fight.
LIGHTER FLUID won victory over ZHENG TIAN SHOU in a 3 minute Challenge fight.
ZOUM LA BOUSE luckily beat LI KUI in a popular 6 minute master's Title brawl.
AREOPOLITE overcame HU YAN ZHUO in a 2 minute melee.
SALINA REES vanquished DISCO INFERNO in a 1 minute uneven duel.
URSILA RILVAR narrowly defeated WORMER in a action packed 5 minute gory duel.
SUN QIAN was defeated by MILO in a action packed 3 minute match.
DARGON overpowered SKULL CRUSHER in a 2 minute brutal one-sided fight.
DEADLY RAGE devastated POLITE BEGGAR in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   1 -  1      67  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         TOTAL PARRY       23 -  13 -  0      64  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         WALL OF STEEL     23 -  18 -  1      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         AIMED BLOW         6 -   5 -  1      55  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         BASHING ATTACK    11 -  13 -  0      46  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-STRIKE      11 -  16 -  2      41  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         LUNGING ATTACK    10 -  15 -  2      40  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK   13 -  21 -  3      38  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         STRIKING ATTACK    5 -  14 -  0      26  |

Turn 291 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        3 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         3  WALL OF STEEL  
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  2         2  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      ZOUM LA BOUSE 4037         28  10  0  132 BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
LUNGING ATTACK   TUSCAN FLAME 4153          13   8  0   98 PYROMANIA (184)
WALL OF STEEL    AREOPOLITE 4138            17  13  1   88 BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
PARRY-STRIKE     JASMIN 4176                12   8  0   70 JADE WARRIORS (430)
BASHING ATTACK   HU YAN ZHUO 849            11   4  0   68 WAH CHING (146)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is RENDOR QUIL 3497.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was LI KUI 851.  The ten other most popular fighters were TUSCAN FLAME 4153, SUN 
QIAN 4256, LIGHTER FLUID 4170, URSILA RILVAR 4105, VELVET ROSE 4255, WORMER 4218, 
DARGON 4264, 451 DEGREES 2415, AREOPOLITE 4138, and SALINA REES 3546.

The least popular fighter this week was DISCO INFERNO 4193.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were ZOUM LA BOUSE 4037, JASMIN 4176, BYE 4281, ZHENG TIAN SHOU 853, 
WEI YAN 4257, DEADLY RAGE 4275, SKULL CRUSHER 4282, MILO 4252, HU YAN ZHUO 849, and 
RENDOR QUIL 3497.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

451 DEGREES (52-2415) PYROMANIA (184)

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

HOT STUFF (52-4136) PYROMANIA (184)

               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.  

                        CIRBANE (3-3841) SORCERY COVENANT (52) 
                       MADE A COMBO (62-3896) WON AT POOL (401) 
                        TAKANOHANA (77-2569) SUMO BASHO (369) 
                     PAIN PART 1 (82-11616) LUROCIANS XIV (1687) 
                      1101 (82-17779) MEDAL OF HONOR AA1 (2722) 
                        PUD 135 (82-22036) PUDS AGAIN 8 (3496) 
                    AMISTUM (82-26415) LBA: SPEILBURG FANS2 (4268) 
                     MORE COWBELL! (82-29315) BLAH TEAM 8 (4781) 
                    SILVER (82-30503) SUPERIOR FORCES 7402 (5001) 
                          HYPERMUX (82-32647) 121604Q (5387) 
                 BOND, JAMES BOND (82-36725) A VIEW TO A KILL (6066) 
                        R'AKA (82-37859) THE DREADLANDS (6285) 
                     PRISONER 007 (82-41051) DUNGEON CELL (6855) 
                          SPARKLY (82-41405) 012006E (6911) 
                  SEATTLE SLEW (82-41468) SUPERIOR HORSES II (6923) 
                    CATHARI (82-42267) 4604 SUPERIOR FORCES (7065) 
                     COFFEE GROUNDS (82-45801) ABSTRACTION (7691) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes

                                NAME CHANGE-O-RAMA

     The crowd was surprisingly orderly, but it was still a crowd, and the Commission 
clerk, Algernon, looked at it uneasily.  Whenever this many people came together to 
petition for something, it meant trouble.  For him, anyway.  Records to be altered.  
Altering records was Bad.  It made Extra Work.
     His assistant clerk leaned close and whispered, "If it weren't for gladiators, we 
wouldn't have jobs.  Smile at them and ask what they want."
     Algernon closed his eyes briefly.  Looking at this crowd made him dizzy.  They 
were all wearing black and white stripes.  Like a herd of zebras, except that zebras 
didn't carry swords.  Then he took a deep breath and managed a smile.  "What... ah, 
what can I do for you?"
     "We want new names," the first gladiator said.  There was a number on the front 
of his shirt:  0381.  He thumped the number with his thumb.  "This here isn't a 
name--"
     "We want REAL names!"  That voice came from farther back in the crowd.
     "Yeah!  We've paid our dues," another shouted, "and we've EARNED real names!"
     One from the very back yelled, "I want to be called Tom."
     All the others turned to look at him.
     Algernon couldn't see him, but apparently those looks were accusing.  Well, he 
could understand that, "Tom" was such a... common name.
     "My mom called me Tom," the voice in the back protested.  "It's a good name."
     "It isn't the name you put on the petition," 0381 said.  "We talked about this.  
We got our manager's agreement.  You get the name on the petition."
     "But--!"
     Algernon didn't really want to keep staring at all these stripes while they 
argued.  He picked up the petition.  "These names are the ones you want?"
     0381 turned back.  "Yes."
     "It's a lot of trouble, and when other people see that YOU are getting name 
changes, THEY are going to want them--"  Seeing the gladiators beginning to frown... 
and finger their weapons, he went on quickly, "So I figure we might as well make it a 
complete deal.  A Name-Change-O-Rama.  Everyone who wants a name change can petition 
for it.  Get it all over with at once."  He glanced at the petition, shuddered 
slightly, and passed it to his clerk.  "We'll announce it, proclaim it, even, and you 
will get the names on this petition.  And others will get the names THEY think they 
should have had, too."  He paused.  "And I think I'll get a new name, I'm tired of 
being an Algernon...."

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     Warrior and team name changes will be accepted during the month of February.  If 
you have names you want to change, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI