DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/06/2013    Duedate: 01/02/2014

TROCAR ARENA

DM-54    TURN-301

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

YAHOO WAHOO
USELESS TOOLS (219)
(54-2733) [13-7-0,115]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

YAHOO WAHOO                    POSITION IS EMPTY
USELESS TOOLS (219)            
(54-2733) [13-7-0,115]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DESERT PEARL                   LEVANDAR
TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)        TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)
(54-3106) [19-11-0,77]         (54-3097) [18-19-2,96]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SPARF! (310)                30
2. USELESS TOOLS (219)          3      USELESS TOOLS (219)
3. WORLD BLADES 15 (333)        0      Unchartered Team
4. ASIAN INVASION (13)         -3
5. TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)    -12      DRAGONRIDERS (58)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 USELESS TOOLS (219)      219 103 10 68.0   1/ 2 TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)   7  8 0
 2/ 3 SPARF! (310)             113  78  6 59.2   2/ 3 USELESS TOOLS (219)       5  1 0
 3/ 4 ASIAN INVASION (13)      172 128 22 57.3   3/ 1 ASIAN INVASION (13)       5  7 1
 4- 5*WORLD BLADES 15 (333)      4   3  0 57.1   4- 5*WORLD BLADES 15 (333)     2  2 0
 5/ 6 TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)  438 361 16 54.8   5/ 4 SPARF! (310)              2  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 368): GLOBULIZER of WEIRD ALCHEMY (La Guillotine, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 365): KOROSHIYA ICHI of LORD OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 363): GROM HELLSCREAM of THE STORM REAVERS (?, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 319): GRAPHIC VIOLENCE of FEVER PITCH (Chuck, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 341): LAPUR BISQUE of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 335): DING DONG of LAND OF OZ (Oz, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 322): THE BEATLES of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 316): DARGON of DRAGONS GUARD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 300): YAHOO WAHOO of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 293): NAZARETH of CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 269): DIRTY GIRL SCOUT of CORDIALS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 270): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 270): EDMONDS of GASHOUSE GANG (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 85): OUT FOR A DUCK of BAD SIGNS (Dark Oracle, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 268): PUNGENT STENCH of FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 367): THE BROKEN CLAN (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 365): LORD OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 363): THE STORM REAVERS (?, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 318): DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 341): AVID FANS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 335): BAAL'S MINIONS (Var, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 322): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 316): FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 300): ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 293): CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 269): PIZZA TOPPINGS (Warlock, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 269): MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 270): MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 270): GASHOUSE GANG (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 85): OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 268): HANGOVERS et al (Crip, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 368): GLOBULIZER of WEIRD ALCHEMY (La Guillotine, mgr.)
               (turn 367): XARGOTH of THE BRETHREN (Godric Magnesson, mgr.)
                           ELDARRAN of THE BRETHREN (Godric Magnesson, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 363): GROM HELLSCREAM of THE STORM REAVERS (?, mgr.)
                   (turn 362): GENERAL PURPOSE of MILITARY MAYHEM (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 319): GRAPHIC VIOLENCE of FEVER PITCH (Chuck, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 340): THE JANITOR of AVID FANS (Crip, mgr.)
                               A TALENT SCOUT of AVID FANS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 334): PAUL of CHEERS (Otis, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 316): DARGON of DRAGONS GUARD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
                (turn 315): CONFLICT of DRAGONS GUARD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 270): RONARDA SOLA of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
                   (turn 269): DON CORNBEEFLEON of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 270): CARPENTER of GASHOUSE GANG (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 84): STEEL MUSE of NONSUCH HOUSE (Nomad, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     WooHoo, it's me again, YaHoo WaHoo, I'm back!  I'm Back!  I survived the 30 FE
barrier, and am back to defend the honour of the arena.  And now I have surpassed the
17 political point barrier, so all I need to graduate from this place is 2 more
right?  Yeah, right, if you believe that, there's this bridge I'm interested in
selling.

Yahoo Wahoo
Useless Tool
Duelmaster of Trocar

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of TROCAR!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Former top team ASIAN INVASION was 
unseated this week as TRADERS OF TROCAR moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top 
spot with a 2-3-0 record for the round.  CHUN MING caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as she skillfully bested HAZZAN KAZZAR and was awarded 16 
points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, LAKE PATROL put down 
MENG SI, causing him to lose 15 points of recognition in the process.  Most watched 
of the fights this week, the spotlight was on LEVANDAR as he bore arms against the 
challenge of reigning Duelmaster YAHOO WAHOO.  Although LEVANDAR made a valiant 
effort, it did not suffice to topple the reign of victorious YAHOO WAHOO.  Informants 
"close" to the city champion have told me that he never fights without pantyhose on 
beneath his armor.  Watch out!   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city TROCAR.  My inside sources tell me that the team to beat in TROCAR these 
days is ASIAN INVASION.  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 USELESS 
TOOLS last week.  Busy avoiding ASIAN INVASION?  Loose talk at the arena has reached 
my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters are after LEVANDAR.  
Watch your back!  Give VICTORIAN MANDARIN credit for its courage.  Did you note how 
it challenged DESERT PEARL despite the 30 point difference in their rankings?  Do not 
the gods reward courage?  VICTORIAN MANDARIN it was that claimed victory in the bout, 
while also rising 30 points in recognition.   
     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!   
     The girls are as pretty in TROCAR as ever I remembered them....and the fighters 
as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  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                  
 YAHOO WAHOO 2733             13   7  0   115       USELESS TOOLS (219)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VICTORIAN MANDARIN 2911      14  10  0   102       SPARF! (310)
 LEVANDAR 3097                18  19  2    96       TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DYSLEXIC EDITOR 3053          8   0  0    82       USELESS TOOLS (219)
 DESERT PEARL 3106            19  11  0    77       TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-INNUK SHUK 3127               4   0  0    66       WORLD BLADES 15 (333)
 CHUN MING 3118               11  13  1    65       ASIAN INVASION (13)
 QUI GONG 3135                 9   7  2    65       ASIAN INVASION (13)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAZZAN KAZZAR 3124           12  10  0    46       TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)
 MENG SI 3136                  9   7  0    44       ASIAN INVASION (13)
-SLO-MO MAILMAN 3055           4   2  0    42       USELESS TOOLS (219)
 DALAN HILLEI 3150             4   4  0    38       TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)
-PHILOSOPHER 2949              3   1  1    38       SPARF! (310)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PAMELA TWITCH 2950            5   2  0    36       SPARF! (310)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LIVERMORE 2948                7   1  0    28       SPARF! (310)
 MEI LU 3137                   6   9  1    28       ASIAN INVASION (13)
-CHERRY PICKER 3092            3   1  1    26       USELESS TOOLS (219)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KORILL SAI 3154               2   3  0    22       TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)
-DISSOLVABLE DIAPER 3063       3   2  0    21       USELESS TOOLS (219)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
ADRAGAR ROON 3151       2  1 1 STEEL WOLVES 5 334   PHILOSOPHER 2949      298   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Wow, almost as many people inactive in the ranks here as active!  That must say
something about Trocar arena, but I don't know what.

Since this doesn't seem to be a "talking season" here--hard to talk with your teeth
chattering, or your fingers chattering on the keyboard--so we'll just note that we
went three-two this time.  Loss to the duelmaster, to be expected, really--

Hey! -- Levandar

--to be expected, I said, Levandar, a loss to Meng Si.  Victory over the Victorian
Mandarin and Mei Lu, plus one win over a standby.  Are we surprised?  Not really. --
Desert Pearl

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

YAHOO WAHOO bested LEVANDAR in a 3 minute master's Challenge Title fight.
VICTORIAN MANDARIN demolished DESERT PEARL in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
QUI GONG lost to GURTARGAN MONK in a 2 minute brawl.
MENG SI was devastated by LAKE PATROL in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
CHUN MING demolished HAZZAN KAZZAR in a 2 minute mismatched competition.
DALAN HILLEI vanquished MEI LU in a 3 minute brutal mismatched fight.
KORILL SAI devastated TROLLBAIT in a 1 minute one-sided competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK   30 -  17 -  1      64  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY       10 -   6 -  0      63  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL      8 -   6 -  0      57  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-STRIKE      10 -   9 -  1      53  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         AIMED BLOW         4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         SLASHING ATTACK   13 -  13 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     2 -   2 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         LUNGING ATTACK    16 -  16 -  1      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

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:

AIMED BLOW         1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         5  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      YAHOO WAHOO 2733           13   7  0  115 USELESS TOOLS (219)
LUNGING ATTACK   VICTORIAN MANDARIN 2911    14  10  0  102 SPARF! (310)
STRIKING ATTACK  DESERT PEARL 3106          19  11  0   77 TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)
SLASHING ATTACK  HAZZAN KAZZAR 3124         12  10  0   46 TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DESERT PEARL 3106.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was LEVANDAR 3097.  The ten other most popular fighters were VICTORIAN MANDARIN 
2911, CHUN MING 3118, HAZZAN KAZZAR 3124, DALAN HILLEI 3150, QUI GONG 3135, KORILL 
SAI 3154, YAHOO WAHOO 2733, DESERT PEARL 3106, MENG SI 3136, and MEI LU 3137.

The least popular fighter this week was MEI LU 3137.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MENG SI 3136, DESERT PEARL 3106, YAHOO WAHOO 2733, KORILL SAI 3154, QUI 
GONG 3135, DALAN HILLEI 3150, HAZZAN KAZZAR 3124, CHUN MING 3118, VICTORIAN MANDARIN 
2911, and LEVANDAR 3097.

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY LVI

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
WOLFINMYCLOTHES 961 (251-143-9)        1  4  0         SIS BOOM BAA         

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
URDNOT WREX 3119 (0-0-0)               3  3  0         MASS EFFECT          

DEAD CHALLENGERS TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BUFFALO KNIGHT 2888 (6-5-1)            3  3  0         SPARF!               
INVISIBLE INK 2021 (3-4-0)             0  2  0         USELESS TOOLS        

                            A DM TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS

          12 political points a'pumpin'
          11 TVs a'workin'
          10 free duels of credit
           9 ABs to challenge
           8 criticals a'connectin'
           7 scums a'dyin'
           6 skills a'maxin'
           5 A.D. invites
           4 lucky warriors
           3 size on replacement
           2 proxied TCs
          And a quarterstaff from a pear tree.

                                   May your days be merry,
                                   And your wins be often.

                                             The Consortium

                                NAME CHANGE-O-RAMA

    There was a line outside the Gladiatorial Commission's registry office.  There 
often was, but surely not now?  Alarond the Scribe, who had drawn office duty today, 
frowned at them.
    A stocky, fit, moderately handsome gladiator stepped up to the counter.  "I want a 
name-change," he said.  "How can I do my best known as," he shuddered, "'Dangling 
Eyeball'?  My name is Joe, and I want to use it."
    A small and very shapely woman stepped up beside him.  "And I am really tired of 
being known as 'DA Bait'."  She smiled, causing Alarond to sway where he stood.  "I'd 
like to be known as... Aphrodite, I think."
    The others crowded forward, each advancing a claim, the babble of voice rising to 
a roar, the crowd beginning to look like a mob--and every member of it armed and 
dangerous.
    Alarond raised his hands to quiet them, without much success.  He raised his 
voice, too.  "We'll do it!  A Name-Change-O-Rama, as soon as we can get the paperwork 
lined up!  Two or three months, maybe--"
    The gladiators howled in protest at the delay.
    "No, listen!  The files here are HUGE, it will take time to get everything 
straight.  You've got to be patient.  It WILL happen!"

                                  *   *   *   *   *  

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