DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/12/2010    Duedate: 12/09/2010

TROCAR ARENA

DM-54    TURN-263

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

KORASIM
TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)
(54-3001) [25-15-0,97]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

KORASIM                        POSITION IS EMPTY
TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)        
(54-3001) [25-15-0,97]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

KORASIM                        ALBERT
TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)        KIWI CONNECTION II (318)
(54-3001) [25-15-0,97]         (54-2990) [9-3-1,88]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SPARF! (310)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)     31
2. SPARF! (310)                30      USELESS TOOLS (219)
3. USELESS TOOLS (219)         29      Unchartered Team
4. GOTHUM (328)                 0
5. WARRIORS (329)               0      DOG SOLDIERS (263)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 USELESS TOOLS (219)      206  98 10 67.8   1/ 1 SPARF! (310)             12  1 1
 2/ 1 KIWI CONNECTION II (318)  22  13  2 62.9   2/ 2 USELESS TOOLS (219)      10  2 1
 3/ 3 SPARF! (310)             100  71  5 58.5   3/ 3 TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)   5  9 0
 4/ 4 TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)  334 276 11 54.8   4/ 4 KIWI CONNECTION II (318)  4  5 0
 5- 5*GOTHUM (328)              15  18  3 45.5   5- 5*GOTHUM (328)              1  2 0
 6- 6*WARRIORS (329)            11  21  2 34.4   6- 6*WARRIORS (329)            0  4 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 328): ZITHER of Z GLADIATORS (Z-Man, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 325): TEZCATLIPOCA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 323): CHALDEA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 279): MS D. MEENER of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 301): CALLOUS COURTNEY of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 295): KANA BALISTIC of DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 282): WHISTLIN DIXIE of DARQUE FORCES II (Master Darque)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 276): CONFLICT of DRAGON GUARD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 262): MADAM VENUSIA of SPARF! (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 253): IMMACULATECOLLECTION of CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 229): DANNY HEATLEY of OTTAWA SENATORS (?, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 230): STEVE LAKE of SUE'S BOYS (?, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 230): DEATH SUCKS of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 45): CONFESSION of OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 228): KING UVDAHELL of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 328): SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 325): FORCE OF FIVE (?, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 323): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 279): PROPHETIC OMENS (Lord Rahl, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 301): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 295): OPHIDIAN ORDER (Skaven, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 282): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 276): PYROMANIA (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 261): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 253): CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 229): NEW YORK (?, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 230): MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 230): SUPER STARS (?, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 45): BAD SIGNS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 228): SPARF! et al (Crip, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 327): DEAD LEE of YOU PAY I SLAY (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 324): ANFERROUS of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 322): LODEN NORVIS of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 279): MS D. MEENER of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 295): ROIS ANIN of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
                          (turn 294): MY SHADOW of KAOS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 281): CASS DOLAN of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 262): MADAM VENUSIA of SPARF! (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 226): SIF of SUPERIOR FORCES Y3 (Manager, 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.

     Greetings again to the Traitors of Trocar.  I finally get to depart from this
place, but I didn't spend my entire dueling life here.  I started way back when in
Seam, back before it was a haven for bashers, and back before it was shut down.  But
I'm the last of the Seamites on this team, and the senior team member taking over
from me was Trocar Born and Bred.
     As I glare into my crystal ball, I can see that my numbers are 9(1)-14(1)-14-
18(1)-16(1)-4-13 with Advanced Experts in Parry and Initiative, and Experts in Attack
and Defence on 60 learned skills.  While I show up as +2 Attack and +3 Parry, it is
my -4 in Defence that is going to end my dueling career after this turn.  The crystal
ball also tells me that I'm adept with the Shortspear, liking a Moderate/Very High
rhythm, and learn defence.

     Good luck to whomever should sit on the throne after me.

Madam Venusia
SPARF!
Duelmistress of Trocar

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
TROCAR brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Of course, we're all terribly 
impressed to see ALLERDAE CHAN win a fight and gain 19 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, 
ALLERDAE CHAN beat TROUT and TROUT lost 14 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  Going 
for broke or broken, our Duelmaster MAINAKHA-TE ASSASSIN Dark Arena Challenged this 
turn.  And if variety is the spice of life, TROCAR may be getting bland, as MADAM 
VENUSIA stays top dog in the city.  Kickbacks and bribes, kickbacks and bribes, how 
else do you think some of these guys win their fights?  Skill?  Ha!   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.  TROCAR, 
I am losing what little hope I had in you.  WARRIORS the most avoided team?  What 
insult will suffice, I cannot say.  And who led the way in this mass act of 
cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was USELESS TOOLS.  Ha ha ha ha!  
LARCH was challenged more times this turn than the Duelmaster.  Now was the DM 
insulted or feared?  Heh, heh.   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  SPARF! has cause to pause today, as MADAM VENUSIA was 
sent to the Dark Arena, and came back--though not in the best of moods, I'll wager.  
Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only shines through use.  Certain nameless 
cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Just wait 'till next time I show up 
here, I won't be so nice!  So nyaaah!  I see the crowds are getting restless, I must 
leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KORASIM 3001                 25  15  0    97       TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-YAHOO WAHOO 2733              9   5  0    96       USELESS TOOLS (219)
 ALLERDAE CHAN 3024           17  11  1    94       TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ALBERT 2990                   9   3  1    88       KIWI CONNECTION II (318)
 TROUT 2991                    7   5  0    83       KIWI CONNECTION II (318)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VICTORIAN MANDARIN 2911      10   7  0    58       SPARF! (310)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DYSLEXIC EDITOR 3053          4   0  0    50       USELESS TOOLS (219)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JOKER 3066                    5   3  1    31       GOTHUM (328)
-NIGHTWING 3067                5   3  1    29       GOTHUM (328)
 GALLIOT JOMON 3081            4   3  0    25       TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHERRY PICKER 3092            2   0  1    23       USELESS TOOLS (219)
-ALEX 3079                     2   2  1    21       WARRIORS (329)
-FRANZ 3080                    2   2  0    21       WARRIORS (329)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PHILOSOPHER 2949              1   0  0    21       SPARF! (310)
-DISSOLVABLE DIAPER 3063       1   0  0    20       USELESS TOOLS (219)
 PAMELA TWITCH 2950            2   1  0    17       SPARF! (310)
 LIVERMORE 2948                3   0  0    14       SPARF! (310)
 SLO-MO MAILMAN 3055           2   2  0    14       USELESS TOOLS (219)
 WORZEEL 3083                  3   2  0    12       TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)
-MARCUS 3078                   2   3  1    12       WARRIORS (329)
-BATMAN 3069                   2   6  0    12       GOTHUM (328)
 LARCH 3091                    1   2  0     5       KIWI CONNECTION II (318)
 ALINE TARAS 3094              0   2  0     2       TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)
-GEORGE 3085                   0   1  0     1       WARRIORS (329)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
MOKAN 2987              5  3 1 KIWI CONNECTION  318 NIGHTWING 3067        260   
BRUNO 3072              4  2 0 WARRIORS 329         ALBERT 2990           259  NOT REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Yahoo Wahoo -- Oh, no doubt about it, you won't get an argument from me!  Useless
nine ways from Tuesday. -- Korasim

Sydsolexic Editor -- Yes, okay, I know you guys have to haev some work, but deos it
have to be HERE? -- Galliot Jomon

Pamela Twitch -- How cool!  Twitch more, I love it. -- Worzeel

Albert -- Ah, I see you have gotten out of that horrid can.  Cruelty, I call it. --
Allerdae Chan

Livermore -- A golem?  Oh, ick.  Um, nothing personal, but golems just give me a cold
grue, you know. -- Aline Taras
P.S.  I suppose I'll get used to them in time, but I haven't yet.

Our congratulations to Madam Venusia. -- Jorja and the Traders of Trocar

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MADAM VENUSIA viciously butchered MAINAKHA-TE ASSASSIN in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
LIVERMORE outlasted LARCH in a slow 13 minute novice's Challenge melee.
CHERRY PICKER won victory over WORZEEL in a 1 minute gory amateur's Challenge brawl.
TROUT was defeated by ALLERDAE CHAN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute match.
ALBERT was unbelievably bested by KORASIM in a popular 3 minute bloody Title duel.
DYSLEXIC EDITOR overpowered AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute gory mismatched brawl.
VICTORIAN MANDARIN handily defeated JHELUM RAIDER in a 1 minute uneven melee.
GALLIOT JOMON vanquished TROLLBAIT in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
PAMELA TWITCH won victory over MAGE'S APPRENTICE in a 2 minute novice's duel.
SLO-MO MAILMAN overpowered ALINE TARAS in a 1 minute uneven match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         LUNGING ATTACK    19 -   8 -  1      70  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         SLASHING ATTACK   18 -  10 -  2      64  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         TOTAL PARRY       11 -   7 -  0      61  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   16 -  13 -  2      55  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         AIMED BLOW        16 -  16 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK     7 -   9 -  2      44  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   5 -  1      38  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   2 -  0      33  |

Turn 263 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     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  2                                       2  SLASHING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      KORASIM 3001               25  15  0   97 TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)
AIMED BLOW       ALLERDAE CHAN 3024         17  11  1   94 TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)
LUNGING ATTACK   ALBERT 2990                 9   3  1   88 KIWI CONNECTION II (318)
STRIKING ATTACK  DYSLEXIC EDITOR 3053        4   0  0   50 USELESS TOOLS (219)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is KORASIM 3001.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was ALBERT 2990.  The ten other most popular fighters were ALLERDAE CHAN 3024, CHERRY 
PICKER 3092, KORASIM 3001, VICTORIAN MANDARIN 2911, DYSLEXIC EDITOR 3053, SLO-MO 
MAILMAN 3055, TROUT 2991, GALLIOT JOMON 3081, PAMELA TWITCH 2950, and WORZEEL 3083.

The least popular fighter this week was LIVERMORE 2948.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were LARCH 3091, ALINE TARAS 3094, WORZEEL 3083, PAMELA TWITCH 2950, GALLIOT 
JOMON 3081, TROUT 2991, SLO-MO MAILMAN 3055, DYSLEXIC EDITOR 3053, VICTORIAN MANDARIN 
2911, and KORASIM 3001.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

KORASIM (54-3001) TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)

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

MADAM VENUSIA (54-2887) SPARF! (310)

                   MAIL-IN TOURNEY L

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
WOLFINMYCLOTHES 961 (224-121-9)        2  3  1         SIS BOOM BAA         

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
RUBBER KNIFE 2038 (60-44-1)            1  3  0         USELESS TOOLS        

DEAD CHALLENGERS TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
INVISIBLE INK 2021 (3-4-0)             2  3  0         USELESS TOOLS        

DEAD CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BUFFALO KNIGHT 2888 (6-5-1)            3  3  0         SPARF!               

DEAD APPRENTICES TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
FELIX 3070 (1-1-0)                     4  3  0         WARRIORS             

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before the block is released!  (This is prime season for Phoenix, and people have been
unable to book rooms because they waited too long.)  Look for the tournament info 
sheet and minioverviews some time in December.  We hope you're all looking forward to 
it and that we will see you there!