DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/22/2011    Duedate: 08/18/2011

TROCAR ARENA

DM-54    TURN-270

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ALBERT
KIWI CONNECTION II (318)
(54-2990) [10-5-1,95]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ALBERT                         POSITION IS EMPTY
KIWI CONNECTION II (318)       
(54-2990) [10-5-1,95]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ALBERT                         LEVANDAR
KIWI CONNECTION II (318)       TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)
(54-2990) [10-5-1,95]          (54-3097) [5-1-0,24]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ASIAN INVASION (13)         23
2. TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)     20      ASIAN INVASION (13)
3. KIWI CONNECTION II (318)    11      Unchartered Team

                                       WHO DAT? (282)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 ASIAN INVASION (13)       93  60 16 60.8   1/ 1 TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)  12  3 0
 2/ 3 TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)  359 286 11 55.7   2/ 2 ASIAN INVASION (13)       7  8 0
 3/ 2 KIWI CONNECTION II (318)  23  20  2 53.5   3/ 3 KIWI CONNECTION II (318)  0  6 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

                             THE ADM REGIONAL TOURNAMENT

The next ADM Regional Tournament will be held in the months of October/November 2011
and will be contested in the regular arenas during the late Summer months.

Q: What is the ADM Regional Tournament?
A: The ADM Regional Tournament is a competition where the best and brightest warriors
   from the ADM regionals compete for bragging rights and to see which region is the
   best!

Q: How does it work?
A: During the month of October, the warriors of each Regional Team will be temporarily
   moved to a special regional arena, where they will battle it out in a single
   elimination tournament.  The last warrior standing wins for his region.  (Learns,
   skills, and FE gained during the contest will not be permanent.)

   Results will be posted online during the months of October/November.

Q: How are teams determined?
A: There are 10 warrior slots given out to each team. The 10 Stylemasters of each
   regional arena during Saturday, October 15th will automatically qualify and be
   selected.

   To qualify for a Stylemaster position, you must have been active in the arena in 4
   of the prior 6 turns including the last one (2 of the last 3 for Crysalis).  (Thus,
   you'll want to activate your warriors before the week of July 23rd, to be safe.)

   Should a team not be able to qualify all 10 warriors, they may select wildcard
   entrants to fill those empty slots.  However, they must have at least 7 different
   styles represented AND no more than 2 of any style.  Should they not be able to
   meet this criteria, their team will be filled with NPCs.

   Each manager may only play for 1 region and may qualify no more than 3 warriors on
   a regional team.  They may play a 3rd warrior only if everyone else who wants to
   participate already has 2 and/or there is no other option.  A manager may not have
   more than 1 warrior of the same style on the regional team.

Q: What's a Regional Coordinator?
A: The Regional Coordinator is the unofficial "team captain":  They are in charge of
   putting together their team based on the rules, trying to make sure everyone is
   included and that any disputes are handled.  (For instance, if someone qualifies
   more than 2 warriors, the regional coordinator will work with that manager and
   determine which warriors will participate on the team, and then notify
   replacements, etc.)

   The Regional Coordinators are: Manager (Andorak), Buri(Darkholm), The Dark One
   (Free Blades), Crip (Crysalis), Master Darque (Unnamed No Tourney Arena), One Arm
   Bandit (Home Guard).  If you need to contact them, you can write a personal ad in
   the ADM arena, or send a diplo to them at:

                        Manager:        Superior Forces in DM 105
                        The Dark One:   Angels of Pain in DM 103
                        Buri:           Tackle Box in DM 104
                        One Arm Bandit: Sea Dogs in DM 101
                        Crip:           Royal Flush in DM 106
                        Master Darque:  Darque Ages in DM 81

Q: What does happen if someone qualifies more than 2 warriors?
A: That manager will be able to decide which 2 to send (or, if there are no other
   options, the manager may send 3--see above) and the next highest qualifying warrior
   will be able to take place of the warrior that doesn't get sent if it's an
   automatic spot.  It's definitely a good idea to communicate with your team
   coordinator and fellow teammates.  Remember, even though you are fighting for
   qualification spots, you all still want to put together a competitive team! (All
   of the captains treat this as an inclusive event so it's unlikely anyone will
   completely get left out in the cold.)

Q: What if my warriors are not in ADM regional?  Or, what if they are in the wrong
   ADM regional?
A: If your warriors are in 100, or are in the wrong region, and they haven't fought
   since the split, you can request to CSR to have them moved into the proper
   regional arena.

Q: Is there a prize?
A: Bragging rights!

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 337): CONFIDENCE of CONSANGUINEOUS (Manniquin, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 334): SCARLET of D'HARAN EMPIRE (Lord Rahl, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 332): SNORTY MCSNORT of ALL NIGHT LONG (Destitute Noble?)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 288): TIMOR UNRED of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 310): ELISHAR of GOD OR GODDESS (Sir Blackguard, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 304): ACE OF BASE of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 291): NASTY NES of PUBLICH ENEMY (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 285): HOT STUFF of PYROMANIA (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 269): CAO ZHEN of ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 262): BURNING RUBBER of WHAT'S IN A NAME (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 238): AFTERSHOCK of SLAMMA JAMMA (?, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 239): WHOLE of MILK IS GOOD (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 239): MRS POTATOE HEAD of DREW'S BOYS II (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 54): ACCORDION of OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 237): DUTCH TREAT of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 337): SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 334): THE DEATH LORDS (Widowmaker, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 332): AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 288): THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 310): NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 304): ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 291): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 285): WAH CHING (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 269): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 262): TALL TALES (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 238): SLAMMA JAMMA (?, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 239): MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 239): H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 54): SUDDENLY, THE VAN (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 237): CRYPTICS et al (Crip, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 337): CONFESSION of CONSANGUINEOUS (Manniquin, mgr.)
               (turn 336): ZITHER of Z GLADIATORS (Z-Man, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 288): TIMOR UNRED of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 303): SMOKEY BEAR of THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
                          (turn 302): PROWL of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
                                      EARVLING FLASH of FORCE OF WILL
                                                    (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 291): GOBERT HINNY of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 269): CAO ZHEN of ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
                           ALLERDAE CHAN of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 239): MRS POTATOE HEAD of DREW'S BOYS II (The Mun, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of TROCAR!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  ALINE TARAS caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as she skillfully bested CULT MEMBER and was awarded 12 
points in recognition.  Not for nothing has CAO ZHENG 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!   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  At the gambling halls I have 
started to bet money on QIONG YING.  She has got the courage it takes.  Witness hers 
challenge this turn against ALLERDAE CHAN!  3 points of newly earned recognition and 
a dose of my admiration is what QIONG YING must now weigh against the defeat which 
resulted.  A match that raised a few eyebrows at the games this week, it seems that 
ZHUGE LIANG posted a challenge against the more highly recognized HARAZIM KOREH.  The 
results, you ask?  Well, the firebrand ZHUGE LIANG was beat by HARAZIM KOREH.  
Remember warriors, this is the discipline of steel.   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  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?  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of a far off 
city calling to me.  I must away!  Till we meet again, remember:  a turtle walks 
slow, hides head in a shell, and harms no one; a lion runs to slay its prey.-- 
Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ALBERT 2990                  10   5  1    95       KIWI CONNECTION II (318)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 QIONG YING 1341              12   9  0    67       ASIAN INVASION (13)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WORZEEL 3083                  8   4  0    51       TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TONG PAK FU 1747              2   5  0    33       ASIAN INVASION (13)
 ALINE TARAS 3094              5   4  0    31       TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)
 HARAZIM KOREH 3098            6   0  0    25       TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)
 LEVANDAR 3097                 5   1  0    24       TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZHUGE LIANG 3100              0   2  0     8       ASIAN INVASION (13)
 ZUI BEI 3101                  0   2  0     6       ASIAN INVASION (13)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
LARCH 3091              1  4 0 KIWI CONNECTION  318 RIRORNI DESERTER      270  NONE
MOHAI 2988              0  1 0 KIWI CONNECTION  318 CAPTIVE RIRORNI       270  NONE
RANGIAHUA 2989          0  1 0 KIWI CONNECTION  318 RIRORNI DESERTER      270  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Pec Killer -- Whenever and whatever you have time to write is welcome. -- Jorja
P.S.  As to "hogging the top spots," what else could you do?  When you've got the
most experienced fighters, they're going to rise.  I find myself in that position a
lot, here and in other small arenas, through simple persistence: everybody of mine
runs every time, on maintenance, and if nobody else runs regularly, well, there you
have it.

Our congratulations to Cao Zheng. -- Jorja and the Traders of Trocar

Qiong Ying -- I would've taught you more, but the arenamaster stepped in and stopped
the fight too soon.  Still, I 'spect you'll do fine. -- Allerdae Chan
P.S.  And I'll do practically nothing--retirement!
P.P.S.  In case you wondered:  11-16-9-13-15-5-15, EP  mod/vlo, ex rip, adex att.
The main advantage was that high con.

Tong Pak Fu -- I studied pack-fu under a master packer in a caravan a long time ago.
What do you think of my style of doing it?  It's easier with a camel, of course, but
the arenamaster wouldn't let me bring my camel onto the sands.  Wet blanket. --
Worzeel

Garnet the Whip?  I lost to a STANDBY?  The shame! -- Aline Taras

Zui Bei -- They do say that to start with a loss means "nowhere to go but up."  Of
course, they ALSO say that to start with a loss sets up a bias toward losing.  So you
take your pick. -- Harazim Koreh

Zhuge Liang -- Huh, I guess it's our job today to initiate rookies.  I can't say I
enjoy it, too much chance of an unintended death.  But this time we all got lucky and
nobody died. -- Levandar

13 July 11
                                   Announcing!

          The No-Tourney ADM arena will be opening for business on the
          first of August of this year!
     It will be ADM Arena #107, making use of that idle installation down at Lirin
Kiv.  If the managers involved in this arena wish to rename it, suggestions will be
entertained through the months of August and September.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

LARCH was butchered by RIRORNI DESERTER in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
MOHAI was viciously butchered by CAPTIVE RIRORNI in a 2 minute Dark Arena battle.
RANGIAHUA was murdered by RIRORNI DESERTER in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
QIONG YING was bested by ALLERDAE CHAN in a 2 minute veteran's Challenge contest.
TONG PAK FU was defeated by WORZEEL in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge match.
ZUI BEI was bested by LEVANDAR in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
ZHUGE LIANG was defeated by HARAZIM KOREH in a exciting 1 minute Challenge struggle.
CAO ZHENG bested ALBERT in a action packed 1 minute veteran's Title competition.
ALINE TARAS vanquished CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   0 -  3     100  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         LUNGING ATTACK    26 -   6 -  2      81  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         TOTAL PARRY        9 -   3 -  0      75  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK   24 -  16 -  1      60  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         SLASHING ATTACK    1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         AIMED BLOW         7 -  18 -  0      28  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   6 -  0      14  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         BASHING ATTACK     0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 270 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   ALBERT 2990                10   5  1   95 KIWI CONNECTION II (318)
AIMED BLOW       QIONG YING 1341            12   9  0   67 ASIAN INVASION (13)
STRIKING ATTACK  WORZEEL 3083                8   4  0   51 TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ALBERT 2990.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
MOHAI 2988.  The ten other most popular fighters were LEVANDAR 3097, HARAZIM KOREH 
3098, WORZEEL 3083, ALINE TARAS 3094, QIONG YING 1341, ALBERT 2990, LARCH 3091, 
RANGIAHUA 2989, TONG PAK FU 1747, and ZHUGE LIANG 3100.

The least popular fighter this week was ZUI BEI 3101.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ZHUGE LIANG 3100, TONG PAK FU 1747, RANGIAHUA 2989, LARCH 3091, ALBERT 
2990, QIONG YING 1341, ALINE TARAS 3094, WORZEEL 3083, HARAZIM KOREH 3098, and 
LEVANDAR 3097.

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

CAO ZHENG (54-85) ASIAN INVASION (13)
ALLERDAE CHAN (54-3024) TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)

               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.  

                          THE BUNNY GOD (2-5631) of 042909A               
                   BULLETPROOF MONK (11-4999) of LUROCIANS EXTREME 
                       COCO NUTS (60-8163) of FRUIT OF THE LOOM        
                          EAR (82-39911) of UNFORTUNATE HAIR               
                           NUTHYN (82-32147) of GAMMA HORDE                 
                          PORSCHE (82-41317) of COMPENSATING               

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes

                   MAIL-IN TOURNEY LI

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
RUBBER KNIFE 2038 (62-44-1)            5  3  0         USELESS TOOLS        

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DENG FEI 84 (23-9-4)                   4  3  0         ASIAN INVASION       
RUBBER BULLET 2503 (26-6-1)            4  3  0         USELESS TOOLS        
TIAN HU 417 (21-8-2)                   0  3  0         ASIAN INVASION       

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CAO ZHENG 85 (19-11-6)                 0  3  0         ASIAN INVASION       

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
QIONG YING 1341 (12-8-0)               0  3  0         ASIAN INVASION       

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
VICTORIAN MANDARIN 2911 (11-7-0)       3  3  0         SPARF!               

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TONG PAK FU 1747 (2-4-0)               0  3  0         ASIAN INVASION       

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PHILOSOPHER 2949 (1-0-0)               3  3  0         SPARF!               
PAMELA TWITCH 2950 (3-1-0)             2  3  0         SPARF!               
ZHUGE LIANG 3100 (0-1-0)               2  3  0         ASIAN INVASION       
LIVERMORE 2948 (4-0-0)                 1  3  0         SPARF!               
YU GI OH 2730 (0-0-0)                  1  3  0         CCG                  
X-FILES 2731 (0-0-0)                   0  3  0         CCG                  
ZUI BEI 3101 (0-1-0)                   0  3  0         ASIAN INVASION       

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PORT CREDIT 3095 (0-0-0)               2  3  0         SPARF!               
TISDALL 3099 (0-0-0)                   1  3  0         KIWI CONNECTION II   
STAR WARS 2732 (0-0-0)                 0  3  0         CCG