DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/02/2012    Duedate: 10/29/2012

FRATSFA ARENA

DM-52    TURN-301

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ZOUM LA BOUSE
BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
(52-4037) [32-15-0,133]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ZOUM LA BOUSE                  HIDDEN
BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)          BASH BROS ROAD SIGN (433)
(52-4037) [32-15-0,133]        (52-4278) [0-1-0,7]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SALINA REES                    TELESPHORUS
MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)             DARQUE AGES (393)
(52-3546) [16-25-0,89]         (52-3861) [12-10-0,86]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARQUE AGES (393)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DARQUE AGES (393)           27
2. FLOWER GIRLS (189)          24      FLOWER GIRLS (189)
3. BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)       15      Unchartered Team
4. BASH BROS ROAD SIGN (433)    7
5. MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)           5BASH BROS ROAD SIGN (433)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 FLOWER GIRLS (189)       597 372 18 61.6   1/ 1 DARQUE AGES (393)         8  2 0
 2/ 2 BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)    205 143 13 58.9   2/ 2 FLOWER GIRLS (189)        6  3 0
 3/ 3 DARQUE AGES (393)         76  54  5 58.5   3/ 3 WAH CHING (146)           6  9 0
 4/ 4 WAH CHING (146)           66  56  8 54.1   4/ 6 BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)     5  2 0
 5- 5 PYROMANIA (184)          164 145  8 53.1   5/ 4 DRAGONS GUARD II (253)    5  7 0
 6/ 6 DRAGONS GUARD II (253)    75  85 10 46.9   6/ 5 JADE WARRIORS (430)       5  9 1
 7/ 7 MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)       117 146  1 44.5   7/ 7 MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)        3  6 0
 8/ 8 JADE WARRIORS (430)       56  81  2 40.9   8- 8 PYROMANIA (184)           1  0 0
 9/ 0*BASH BROS ROAD SIG (433)   0   1  0  0.0   9/ 0*BASH BROS ROAD SIG (433)  0  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 353): FIELDER of YOU PAY I SLAY (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 350): COLGATE SMILE of MY GENERATION (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 348): BUZZ-BUZZ of BAD NEWS BEES (Stinger, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 303): WOXTON of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 325): ANDROMEDA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 320): BIG MAC of FAST FOOD (Madwand, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 306): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 300): ANASTASIUS of DARQUE AGES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 285): TONG PAK FU of ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 278): APPLESEED of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 254): B'ZIADUL of WRATHMEN XIV (Kharadmon, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 254): LONDON BEEFEATER of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 255): BURIED TREASURE of FOUND IN THE SAND (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 70): LIFE SCOUT of OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 252): THE REFEREE of AVID FANS (Crip, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 353): YOU PAY I SLAY (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 350): THE WOLF PACK (?, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 348): THE STORM REAVERS (?, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 303): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 325): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 320): SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 306): LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 300): DARQUE AGES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 285): ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 278): IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 254): PIZZA TOPPINGS (?, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 254): MONGREL HORDE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 255): SUPER STARS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 70): OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 252): SPARF! et al (Crip, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 350): COLGATE SMILE of MY GENERATION (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 348): BUZZ-BUZZ of BAD NEWS BEES (Stinger, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 320): QUEEN OF TARTS of MYSTIC ORC FEAST (slugbait, mgr.)
                               BROOMSTICK of LAND OF OZ (Oz, mgr.)
                   (turn 319): GIZMO of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 300): ANASTASIUS of DARQUE AGES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 285): TONG PAK FU of ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
               (turn 289): QIONG YING of ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 278): APPLESEED of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 254): B'ZIADUL of WRATHMEN XIV (Kharadmon, mgr.)
                             AFTERSHOCK of SLAMMA JAMMA (Marma Duke, mgr.)
                             ALBUQUERQUE of WESTERN FRONTIER (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 69): MORIS NAHR of MIDDLE WAY 21 (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Where to begin, where to begin?  I am in the midst of celebrating my graduation
to the Isle.  I should have been enjoying this celebration on the previous turn, yet
Darque failed to file the proper paper work with the Commission and we were not
allowed to fight.  Luckily, I was able to get my challenge in against Zoum La Bouse
and show that my previous title was not a fluke.
     My hat is off to Zoum for a well fought battle.  The decision has not been made
as of this writing whom I will challenge on my final turn.  The Dark Arena is an
option, but nothing is set in stone.
     For the interested, I will go to the Isle at 17(2)-7(2)-10-21-20(3)-6(1)-11.  I
started training stats because I had learned all the important skills long ago.
Unfortunately, or luckily depending on how you look at it, I was only +1 INI and +1
DEF.  I got my invite at 13-2-2 in the arena with a 48-30-1 tourney record.  I did
die at the 4-1-2 mark in my old home of Aradi.  The next Dead Tournament I finished
third in Adepts and haven't looked back since.  I tried my hand at the tournament
game, but I was never able to repeat my great success from that Dead Tournament
(Darque says my fighting style is a great hindrance to greatness).
     The Commission says that I like HI/VL, along with the Bash tactic and ME.  I
like to learn Attack skills, which came as no surprise.  I'm off to 101 for
retirement or until Darque sees a need for me in ADM.

May You Have Glory on the Sands!

Your Duelmaster,

Anastasius

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of FRATSFA!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  WORMER caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested SUN QIAN and was awarded 14 points in 
recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, HATEFUL HASTA put down DARGON, 
causing it to lose 14 points of recognition in the process.  Most watched of the 
fights this week, the spotlight was on ZOUM LA BOUSE as he bore arms against the 
challenge of reigning Duelmaster ANASTASIUS.  Not for nothing has ANASTASIUS in the 
past laid claim to the Duelmaster's throne, and this week he's proven his combat 
skill yet again.  Informants "close" to the city champion have told me that he never 
fights without pantyhose on beneath his armor.  Watch out!   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In FRATSFA "art" is a word that has 
long since passed from the language!  My inside sources tell me that the team to beat 
in FRATSFA these days is WAH CHING.  At least, most blades in town are looking to 
avoid them.  If you didn't look down dark alleys you'd have been hard pressed to find 
any of DARQUE AGES last week.  Busy avoiding WAH CHING?  Loose talk at the arena has 
reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters are after ZOUM 
LA BOUSE.  Watch your back!  A match that raised a few eyebrows at the games this 
week, it seems that VELVET ROSE posted a challenge against the more highly recognized 
SALINA REES.  The results, you ask?  Well, the firebrand VELVET ROSE was bested by 
SALINA REES.  Remember warriors, this is the discipline of steel.   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and assassins.  
In the arena there is only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  Sadly warriors, now longer can I keep thy 
company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  Till next we 
meet remember:  a fool flies into a rage quickly and often.  The wise are angered by 
the same thing only once.  Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZOUM LA BOUSE 4037           32  15  0   133       BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 URBAN 3863                   19   4  0   114       DARQUE AGES (393)
 LI KUI 851                   16   9  1   107       WAH CHING (146)
-CHAMP CHUMP 4147             10   2  0   105       BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
-GLOATING GARDENIA 4083       13  12  0   104       FLOWER GIRLS (189)
 JASMIN 4176                  16  14  0    92       JADE WARRIORS (430)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CAUSTIC CROCUS 4103          20  13  0    91       FLOWER GIRLS (189)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SALINA REES 3546             16  25  0    89       MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)
 TELESPHORUS 3861             12  10  0    86       DARQUE AGES (393)
 URSILA RILVAR 4105            8   9  1    79       MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HATEFUL HASTA 4194            8   8  0    66       FLOWER GIRLS (189)
 HU YAN ZHUO 849              12  13  0    63       WAH CHING (146)
 WORMER 4218                   7   4  1    61       BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VELVET ROSE 4255              9   6  0    55       JADE WARRIORS (430)
-LIGHTER FLUID 4170           11  12  0    54       PYROMANIA (184)
 SUN QIAN 4256                 8   7  1    50       WAH CHING (146)
 WEI YAN 4257                  8   7  1    49       WAH CHING (146)
 DARGON 4264                   8   5  0    47       DRAGONS GUARD II (253)
-DISCO INFERNO 4193           11   9  1    43       PYROMANIA (184)
 PETULANT PANSY 4234           6   2  0    41       FLOWER GIRLS (189)
 CONFLICT 4274                 5   2  0    41       DRAGONS GUARD II (253)
-MANIQUE 4238                  6   5  0    36       BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MILO 4252                     6  10  0    32       JADE WARRIORS (430)
-FUEGOLICIOUS 4292             3   0  0    27       PYROMANIA (184)
 SYMMACHUS 4301                3   1  0    27       DARQUE AGES (393)
-DEADLY RAGE 4275              4   6  1    24       JADE WARRIORS (430)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BOMBATTA 4286                 2   0  0    21       DRAGONS GUARD II (253)
 SEI BHAT PO 4295              4   3  0    20       WAH CHING (146)
 YURISHIDO 4290                4   4  1    17       JADE WARRIORS (430)
-LASHING LILY 4306             1   1  0    10       FLOWER GIRLS (189)
 HIDDEN 4278                   0   1  0     7       BASH BROS ROAD SIGN (433)
 ELLIS TATE 4325               0   1  0     1       MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
EUSEBIUS 4300           1  3 0 DARQUE AGES 393      TALLEYRAND            301  NONE
BYE 4324                0  1 0 DRAGONS GUARD II 253 FERN'S MASTER         301  NONE
DORIAN SELAN 4298       1  4 0 MIDDLE WAY 8 351     DEADLY RAGE 4275      300   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Congrats to Anastasius, a brilliantly sandbagged beauty for claiming not only the DM
Throne, but Lord Protectorship.  Well done, Master Darque.  Bring her over for a
final fling at The Flower Shoppe on her way to The Isle. -- Lady Fern

Bombatta -- Too much for me, you were.  I did my best, but it was you on top at the
finish.  Wanna try it again in my room at The Flower Shoppe?  I have some neat
weapons there, Hon. -- Lashing Lily

Salina Rees -- We are like that Energizer Bunny; we can go and go and go.  I have
sooooooo much fun with you.  What would I do without you? -- Caustic Crocus

Jasmin -- Girls just wanna have fun and we did.  I just had the most! -- Gloating
Gardenia

L.P. -- Oz The Magnificent asked me to relay you a message, since he knew you would
be stopping in often at The Flower Shoppe.  Herewith:  "That Master Darque and clan
are embarassing us in North Fork, so pull out all stops to create a scenario of
devastation for his and related stables.  The Winged Monkeys are at your disposal,
and The Ruby Red Slippers can be made so.  Meanwhile I shall use my hot-air balloon
to attempt to take the air out of his sails."  Whatever was he talking about, Hon? --
Lady Fern

All -- The Olympics may be over, but a visit to The Flower Shoppe will show you more
moves that you ever imagined.  You owe it to yourselves or your loved ones to enjoy
the best available.  The Flower Shoppe is the place to be this holiday season. --
Lady Fern

Lashing Lily -- What a disgusting notion!  If I were alive, I'd refuse.  As I'm not,
well, I do HOPE you aren't into necrophilia. -- Ghost of Dorian Selan

Our congratulations to Anastasius. -- Jorja and the Middle Way

Ah, a Virginal Concubine.  Obviously, not someone from the Flower Shoppe!  Works for
me. -- Ursila Rilvar

Caustic Crocus -- And a not-so-virginal concubine?  I got bored, okay?  I prefer men.
-- Salina Rees

Deadly Rage -- Well, they did tell me that strong emotion would be "fatal to my
fighting," and it seems they were correct. -- Ghost of Dorian Selan

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

EUSEBIUS was butchered by TALLEYRAND in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
BYE was slaughtered by FERN'S MASTER in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
ANASTASIUS savagely defeated ZOUM LA BOUSE in a 4 minute Challenge Title fight.
CAUSTIC CROCUS was outlasted by URBAN in a 30 minute veteran's Challenge fight.
VELVET ROSE was devastated by SALINA REES in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
HATEFUL HASTA devastated DARGON in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
LI KUI overpowered URSILA RILVAR in a 1 minute uneven melee.
JASMIN vanquished HU YAN ZHUO in a popular 1 minute uneven duel.
TELESPHORUS won victory over NOBLE ASSASSIN in a popular 1 minute gory duel.
SUN QIAN was beaten by WORMER in a 2 minute melee.
WEI YAN savagely defeated MILO in a 3 minute brutal fight.
CONFLICT demolished YURISHIDO in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
PETULANT PANSY devastated SEI BHAT PO in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
SYMMACHUS devastated HIDDEN in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
ELLIS TATE was overcome by FRIENDLY CONSTABLE in a 1 minute beginner's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         WALL OF STEEL     21 -  12 -  2      64  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   3 -  0      63  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         LUNGING ATTACK    21 -  14 -  3      60  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK   26 -  20 -  0      57  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         BASHING ATTACK    17 -  15 -  1      53  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW        16 -  20 -  0      44  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         TOTAL PARRY       17 -  22 -  0      44  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK   13 -  20 -  2      39  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -  10 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   4 -  0      20  |

Turn 301 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     AIMED BLOW         1 -  3         3  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  4         3  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  2         2  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      ZOUM LA BOUSE 4037         32  15  0  133 BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
WALL OF STEEL    LI KUI 851                 16   9  1  107 WAH CHING (146)
PARRY-STRIKE     JASMIN 4176                16  14  0   92 JADE WARRIORS (430)
LUNGING ATTACK   TELESPHORUS 3861           12  10  0   86 DARQUE AGES (393)
PARRY-LUNGE      WORMER 4218                 7   4  1   61 BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
SLASHING ATTACK  VELVET ROSE 4255            9   6  0   55 JADE WARRIORS (430)
AIMED BLOW       WEI YAN 4257                8   7  1   49 WAH CHING (146)
STRIKING ATTACK  PETULANT PANSY 4234         6   2  0   41 FLOWER GIRLS (189)
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 TELESPHORUS 3861.  The ten other most popular fighters were WEI YAN 4257, 
ZOUM LA BOUSE 4037, SALINA REES 3546, HATEFUL HASTA 4194, WORMER 4218, CONFLICT 4274, 
LI KUI 851, JASMIN 4176, HU YAN ZHUO 849, and SUN QIAN 4256.

The least popular fighter this week was URBAN 3863.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were CAUSTIC CROCUS 4103, ELLIS TATE 4325, HIDDEN 4278, SEI BHAT PO 4295, 
YURISHIDO 4290, URSILA RILVAR 4105, VELVET ROSE 4255, EUSEBIUS 4300, SYMMACHUS 4301, 
and DARGON 4264.

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

ANASTASIUS (52-3867) DARQUE AGES (393)