DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/21/2012    Duedate: 03/19/2012

FRATSFA ARENA

DM-52    TURN-293

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ZOUM LA BOUSE
BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
(52-4037) [29-11-0,120]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ZOUM LA BOUSE                  POSITION IS EMPTY
BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)          
(52-4037) [29-11-0,120]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SALINA REES                    SALINA REES
MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)             MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)
(52-3546) [13-20-0,66]         (52-3546) [13-20-0,66]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. FLOWER GIRLS (189)          34
2. MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)          21      FLOWER GIRLS (189)
3. BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)       12      Unchartered Team
4. WAH CHING (146)             10
5. DRAGONS GUARD II (253)       8      SUPERIOR FORCES (259)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0 FLOWER GIRLS (189)       577 366 17 61.2   1/ 3 BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)     8  2 0
 2/ 1 BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)    193 132 12 59.4   2/ 1 WAH CHING (146)           7  8 1
 3/ 2 WAH CHING (146)           48  34  8 58.5   3/ 2 PYROMANIA (184)           5  3 1
 4/ 3 PYROMANIA (184)          160 142  8 53.0   4/ 6 MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)        5  4 0
 5/ 4 DRAGONS GUARD II (253)    61  69  8 46.9   5/ 0 FLOWER GIRLS (189)        4  1 0
 6/ 5 MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)       108 133  0 44.8   6/ 5 DRAGONS GUARD II (253)    4  4 0
 7/ 6 JADE WARRIORS (430)       39  59  0 39.8   7/ 4 JADE WARRIORS (430)       4 11 0
 8- 7*BLACK FLAG (432)           1   2  0 33.3   8- 7*BLACK FLAG (432)          1  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

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 345): CONFIDENCE of CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 342): TAXES of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 340): OMBERT QURL of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 295): IPSWICH of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 317): ROSELYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 312): GIZMO of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 298): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 292): ZOUM LA BOUSE of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 277): QIONG YING of ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 270): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 246): RAPUNZEL of DARQUE FORCES V (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 246): NAEFAN ORDH of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 247): KK of H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 62): VODI of OLLIS HEROES (Omega, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 244): AVONSIDE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 345): YOU PAY I SLAY (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 342): DREW'S BOYS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 340): MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 295): DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 317): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 312): LAND OF OZ (Oz, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 298): THE MYRMIDONS (Sigurd Fafnisbane, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 292): WAH CHING (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 277): KIWI CONNECTION II (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 270): IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 246): DARQUE FORCES V (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 246): MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 247): H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 62): OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 244): SPARF! et al (Crip, mgrs.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 345): CONFIDENCE of CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 340): OMBERT QURL of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 294): THE FALLEN ONE of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 312): PATRY TRAP of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
                   (turn 311): EUREKA PRIDE of ALASKAN PIPELINE (Storm Lord)
                               KATIE of ALL STAR NANA'S (The Mun, mgr.)
                               AGARIC of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 297): BULLDOG of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 292): RENDOR QUIL of MIDDLE WAY 8 (Jorja, mgr.)
                (turn 291): 451 DEGREES of PYROMANIA (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 670): LORD FOUL of BLOODGUARD (Sigird Fafnisbane, mgr.)
              (turn 269): HARVEY of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
                          FAIRYFIRE of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 246): BBIAB of H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Tuscan Flame is a splendid warrior...  I'm surprised he didnt do better in the
last tournament... ran into too many guys like crappy old me?
     Will Rendor Quil do better?

     Come on, Fratsfans, shoot the Scum!

                                        Zoum

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, in FRATSFA a quiet thief gets rich, but a quiet spymaster gets poor.  
So bring me ale and harken to my tidbits of news.  It seems the training can make the 
difference, as WAH CHING is pushed out of top team by BLOOD AND GUTS!, who came from 
3rd with a 3-1-0 this turn.  And let's see, GLOATING GARDENIA fought HU YAN ZHUO and 
gained 14 points and contributed to FLOWER GIRLS' 4-1-0.  HU YAN ZHUO has lost to 
GLOATING GARDENIA, falling 9 points, while helping make WAH CHING a 3-2-0 turn.  And 
all eyes were on RENDOR QUIL this turn as he ascended to the throne of Duelmaster.  
FRATSFA has a new victor!  Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I have heard from 
unimpeachable sources that The Victory Tavern uses trolls in their stew.  Talk about 
gristle!   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.  JADE WARRIORS has cause to stand 
tall, as they were FRATSFA's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team 
to beat.  And avoiding JADE WARRIORS more than any other team we find WAH CHING.  
FRATSFA, are we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  Tsk, tsk, tsk.  
TUSCAN FLAME, does your manager know you're challenging down 30 points to fight 
JASMIN from JADE WARRIORS?  We're not surprised to hear that TUSCAN FLAME bested 
JASMIN, but I bet it would be interesting to hear why PYROMANIA made such a 
challenge.  DEADLY RAGE of JADE WARRIORS had better have a good reason for 
challenging down 8 points in a challenge which he lost.  I thought DEADLY RAGE showed 
great skill and promise when he was bested by WORMER.  All right, so I slept through 
it!  Big deal!   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  We'd like to remind certain teams not to rob the graves of their 
enemies.  You know who you are; and it's considered rude.   
     I like this place, FRATSFA, the taverns have old wine, and young serving girls.  
Who could ask for more?  Always good to rest in FRATSFA, but never good to wear out 
my welcome.  Look for me in future turns.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets 
to paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZOUM LA BOUSE 4037           29  11  0   120       BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TUSCAN FLAME 4153            14   9  0   108       PYROMANIA (184)
-CHAMP CHUMP 4147             10   2  0   105       BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
 AREOPOLITE 4138              19  13  1   101       BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GLOATING GARDENIA 4083       12  11  0    89       FLOWER GIRLS (189)
 LI KUI 851                   11   6  1    89       WAH CHING (146)
 SAVAGE SNOWBALL 4085         16   9  1    88       FLOWER GIRLS (189)
 CAUSTIC CROCUS 4103          15  11  0    86       FLOWER GIRLS (189)
 HU YAN ZHUO 849              12   5  0    73       WAH CHING (146)
 JASMIN 4176                  12  10  0    70       JADE WARRIORS (430)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SALINA REES 3546             13  20  0    66       MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LIGHTER FLUID 4170           11  12  0    54       PYROMANIA (184)
 ZHENG TIAN SHOU 853           9   8  2    54       WAH CHING (146)
-DISCO INFERNO 4193           11   9  1    43       PYROMANIA (184)
 DARGON 4264                   4   1  0    42       DRAGONS GUARD II (253)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 URSILA RILVAR 4105            3   6  0    37       MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WORMER 4218                   4   1  1    33       BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
 SUN QIAN 4256                 3   4  1    32       WAH CHING (146)
 WEI YAN 4257                  4   3  1    24       WAH CHING (146)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEADLY RAGE 4275              2   1  0    22       JADE WARRIORS (430)
 HATEFUL HASTA 4194            4   8  0    20       FLOWER GIRLS (189)
-SHAMU 4265                    1   1  0    20       DRAGONS GUARD II (253)
 MILO 4252                     4   4  0    18       JADE WARRIORS (430)
 MANIQUE 4238                  2   3  0    18       BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
 VELVET ROSE 4255              4   3  0    17       JADE WARRIORS (430)
-ASAD 4271                     1   0  0    13       BLACK FLAG (432)
 PETULANT PANSY 4234           1   0  0    10       FLOWER GIRLS (189)
 JULES 4283                    1   1  0     4       DRAGONS GUARD II (253)
-KWAN-YU 4272                  0   1  0     1       BLACK FLAG (432)
-BLOODLUST 4269                0   1  0     1       BLACK FLAG (432)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DREYVON QUICKTOE 4245   3  2 0 JADE WARRIORS 430    WEI YAN 4257          290  REVENGED
SLOTH 4287              0  1 0 JADE WARRIORS 430    DARK CHAMPION         293  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Well, Ursila, I sure felt like a worm! -- Wormer, wormy... whatever

And yes, Jorja, we miss the Flower Girls!  Weak but cute! -- LP

Most of my guys are back now, but Champ Chump is still working on that TC issue.
Maybe one day?? -- LP

Hi, guys and gals.  Glad to see so many of you here.  Bodes well for business. (wink)
It will be my pleasure to be your pleasure.  My gals will be looking for you on the
sands and on the Flower Shoppe sheets. -- Lady Fern

Uh, I will try.  I am  not as good as all these warriors at the top, but I can be
BAD.  I may defeat you, but I can lick you! -- Caustic Crocus

Try me on for size.  I fit!  And I like to gloat. -- Gloating Gardenia

I can be savage and you will like it. -- Savage Snowball

Zoum -- We thank you for The Duelmaster spotlight Consortium advertisement.  Come on
over to The Flower Shoppe for your freebie. (wink) -- Lady Fern

Brandon Massingale -- Ask and you shall receive. -- Lady Fern
P.S.  Either cash or credit card applies.

Happy Valentine's Day from all my lovelies. -- Lady Fern and The Flower Girls

Zoum Le Bouse -- Congratulations on retaining the title. -- All the Middle Way

Brandon -- Yes, I agree.  It's just that so many people seem to feel that "let's have
a contest" will solve the Small Arena Syndrome, though experience during the last ten
years says it won't.  I will be recommending this arena to anyone who asks about a
slow arena, along with Morya.  But there doesn't seem to be a great rush toward a
slow play cycle. -- Jorja

451 Degrees -- Scorched and gone!  For those who really want to know:
     17-8-10-9-17-8-15  BA, MS, vhi/low. -- Rendor Quil

We salute the tourney participants. -- Jorja and the Middle Way

Velvet Rose -- Ah!  Thanks very much, maybe this is the key to turn my career around.
-- Ursila Rilvar

Areopolite -- That didn't seem very polite to ME. -- Salina Rees
P.S.  Still, it could've been worse.  I could've DIED, after all.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SLOTH was butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
MILO lost to WEI YAN in a 4 minute Bloodfeud battle.
TUSCAN FLAME handily defeated JASMIN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
DEADLY RAGE was bested by WORMER in a popular 1 minute Challenge contest.
VELVET ROSE was overpowered by DARGON in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
ZOUM LA BOUSE was bested by RENDOR QUIL in a 3 minute veteran's Title duel.
AREOPOLITE bested LI KUI in a 2 minute gruesome veteran's competition.
HU YAN ZHUO lost to GLOATING GARDENIA in a 1 minute expert's duel.
CAUSTIC CROCUS unbelievably bested SALINA REES in a 7 minute expert's fight.
SAVAGE SNOWBALL overpowered NOBLE ASSASSIN in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided fight.
ZHENG TIAN SHOU beat URSILA RILVAR in a 4 minute brutal fight.
HATEFUL HASTA was subdued by MANIQUE in a 2 minute competition.
SUN QIAN devastated CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
JULES slimly lost to PETULANT PANSY in a 2 minute beginner's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   1 -  1      80  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY       21 -  12 -  0      64  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         AIMED BLOW         9 -   6 -  1      60  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL     22 -  17 -  0      56  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-STRIKE      12 -  12 -  2      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         BASHING ATTACK    12 -  12 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK     9 -  16 -  1      36  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -  20 -  2      35  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  14 -  0      18  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 293 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-LUNGE        1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  2         3  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  2         2  TOTAL PARRY    
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  3         2  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  2                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      ZOUM LA BOUSE 4037         29  11  0  120 BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
LUNGING ATTACK   TUSCAN FLAME 4153          14   9  0  108 PYROMANIA (184)
WALL OF STEEL    AREOPOLITE 4138            19  13  1  101 BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
BASHING ATTACK   SAVAGE SNOWBALL 4085       16   9  1   88 FLOWER GIRLS (189)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-STRIKE     JASMIN 4176                12  10  0   70 JADE WARRIORS (430)
AIMED BLOW       DARGON 4264                 4   1  0   42 DRAGONS GUARD II (253)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SALINA REES 3546.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was SALINA REES 3546.  The ten other most popular fighters were HATEFUL HASTA 
4194, AREOPOLITE 4138, WEI YAN 4257, TUSCAN FLAME 4153, LI KUI 851, URSILA RILVAR 
4105, PETULANT PANSY 4234, WORMER 4218, DARGON 4264, and GLOATING GARDENIA 4083.

The least popular fighter this week was HU YAN ZHUO 849.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were VELVET ROSE 4255, JASMIN 4176, DEADLY RAGE 4275, MILO 4252, SLOTH 4287, 
MANIQUE 4238, ZHENG TIAN SHOU 853, SAVAGE SNOWBALL 4085, ZOUM LA BOUSE 4037, and 
JULES 4283.

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

RENDOR QUIL (52-3497) MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)

               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. 

                             AXIOM (11-3918) ERRATA (372) 
                     MACHETE MOUSE (82-4566) MAMMAL MILITIA (616) 
                 GONE TO GEORGIA (82-28596) STREET PIZZAD XXI (4657) 
                         ROOT (82-31537) 4 LETTER BEER (5196) 
                         SMOOTH (82-33235) TRANSITIONS (5487) 
                   YELLOW DEUCE COUPE (82-33317) COLOR TUNES (5502) 
                         ROOM 282 (82-33685) TEMPE -05 (5575) 
                    UGAMUGGAH (82-41228) STREET PIZZAD XXII (5040) 
                   TOUCHE' TURTLE (82-44789) KILLER KARTOONS (7535) 
                   MIDSIZE WHOOPER (82-47794) COOL NAMES 22 (8035) 
                  DAVID WAYBUR (84-5954) MEDAL OF HONOR F3 II (1124) 
                      RODEO CLOWN (84-11743) TOUGHER GUYS (2136) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes