DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/16/2009    Duedate: 11/12/2009

ILLIS ARENA

DM-59    TURN-240

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

FAIRYFIRE
IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
(59-2660) [12-1-1,102]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FAIRYFIRE                      DAMN I'M SEXY
IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)        WHAT'S IN A NAME (68)
(59-2660) [12-1-1,102]         (59-362) [3-0-0,31]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

STINGAREE                      STINGAREE
ISLANDERS (247)                ISLANDERS (247)
(59-2698) [20-13-1,93]         (59-2698) [20-13-1,93]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ISLANDERS (247)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WHAT'S IN A NAME (68)       38
2. IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)     17      IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
3. ISLANDERS (247)              4      Unchartered Team
4. KIWI CONNECTION (301)        0
5. PATCH WORKS (303)           -8      WHAT'S IN A NAME (68)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*WHAT'S IN A NAME (68)     12   3  1 80.0   1/ 1 ISLANDERS (247)           8  7 1
 2/ 1 IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)  135  70  9 65.9   2/ 0*WHAT'S IN A NAME (68)     4  1 1
 3- 3 KIWI CONNECTION (301)     36  32  3 52.9   3/ 2*PATCH WORKS (303)         4  6 0
 4/ 2*PATCH WORKS (303)          7   8  1 46.7   4/ 3 IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)   2  0 0
 5/ 4 ISLANDERS (247)          292 386 12 43.1   5- 4 KIWI CONNECTION (301)     0  3 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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                         ---===DELARQUAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 633): DOOMTAIL of EVIL BEAVERS (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 516): BRANDY PINKERTON of PEANUT BUTTER FUDGE (Gavin Rule, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 639): GOT NO BRAIN of STATE OF MIND (?.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 614): JOSEPH of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 634): PENDRU ROST of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 632): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 638): KRONOS GRIMHOLD of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 623): DEIMOS of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 624): DIRT BATH of GHOST RIDERS TOO (Bladerunner, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 623): FATHOM JUMPER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 595): SHERRY of BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 587): BENT FENDER of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 265): COLLINGWOOD of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 571): CORRUPT TURNKEY of DUNGEON CELL (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 522): CARGO of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 251): VARDIN ABEQ of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 239): STINGAREE of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 471): CAPTAIN SCOURGE of DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 216): MYSTIQUE of BARBARIAN HORDE (?, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 515): STUPID SEXY FLANDERS of I'M SO SEXY (TMM, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 633): HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 516): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 639): GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 614): DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 634): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 632): GOLDEN DAWN (?, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 637): AMEN! (?, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 623): THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 624): ODIN'S CHOSEN (Heathen Hatebreed, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 623): RAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 595): GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 587): U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 265): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 571): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 523): DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 251): EXTRADITION (?, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 239): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 471): SPLIT II (?, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 216): POSITION IS EMPTY
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 515) 0729205R et al (The Muffin Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 631): MIASMA of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 614): JOSEPH of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
               (turn 613): LOVARNO of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 633): FELISSA HURM of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 631): CONCUSSION of PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 637): BALDASSARE of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 623): DEIMOS of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 622): THE CLOSER of OF WOLF AND MAN II (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 622): MOLOTOV of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 587): TORCHLIGHT KID of U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 571): CORRUPT TURNKEY of DUNGEON CELL (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
                           MODEL PRISONER of DUNGEON CELL (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Surely you could've done better than that, Gisborne!

                                     Stingaree

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of ILLIS!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  BURNING RUBBER caught the eye of many in 
the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested BABY BLANKET and was awarded 19 
points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, SYLVESTER put down 
DOG CATCHER, causing him to lose 2 points of recognition in the process.  The city 
has turned out in honor of FAIRYFIRE, for with hers arena victory she may now lay 
claim to the highest position in the city!  Heed this!  A seer has warned that if 
exactly 6 die in duels this week, the whole city shall perish!  Just remember...5 or 
7!   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city ILLIS.  My inside sources tell me that the team to beat in ILLIS these 
days is KIWI CONNECTION.  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 
IMPROVED ILLUSION last week.  Busy avoiding KIWI CONNECTION?   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  My condolences to PATCH WORKS for their loss of a very promising 
warrior, BABY BLANKET.  BABY BLANKET went to doom before the arms of BURNING RUBBER, 
a warrior of WHAT'S IN A NAME.  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers the miserable 
with fortune but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in ILLIS.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  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 - the pen is mightier than the sword, but a maul is a different 
story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FAIRYFIRE 2660               12   1  1   102       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STINGAREE 2698               20  13  1    93       ISLANDERS (247)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GISBORNE 2709                12   8  0    78       KIWI CONNECTION (301)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BEACH BOB 2735                5   2  2    66       ISLANDERS (247)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BUXTON 2724                   9   4  2    42       KIWI CONNECTION (301)
-SIMON MAGUS 2678              7   2  0    39       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
-APPLESEED 2662                3   1  0    39       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
-ELMINSTER 2679                5   2  0    35       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
 SYLVESTER 2728                7   4  0    34       ISLANDERS (247)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PAPARANGI 2710                8   8  0    32       KIWI CONNECTION (301)
 DAMN I'M SEXY 362             3   0  0    31       WHAT'S IN A NAME (68)
-INUYASHA 2683                 3   1  3    29       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
 ALINAI 2736                   4   0  1    28       ISLANDERS (247)
 LEAKY ROOF 2732               3   0  0    28       PATCH WORKS (303)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BURNING RUBBER 363            2   1  1    23       WHAT'S IN A NAME (68)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DOG CATCHER 365               2   1  0    21       WHAT'S IN A NAME (68)
 SUDDEN DEATH 361              2   1  0    15       WHAT'S IN A NAME (68)
 SNAPPLE 364                   3   0  0    13       WHAT'S IN A NAME (68)
 SCREEN DOOR 2731              1   2  1     6       PATCH WORKS (303)
 FLAT TIRE 2738                1   1  0     4       PATCH WORKS (303)
 BELITRIS 2737                 0   4  0     4       ISLANDERS (247)
 WASHOUT 2730                  0   3  0     3       PATCH WORKS (303)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BABY BLANKET 2729       2  1 0 PATCH WORKS 303      BURNING RUBBER 363    240   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Fairyfire -- YOU may call that "improved," but *I* surely do not. -- Beach Bob
P.S.  It made my whiskers stand on end.

The Cult Member, what a thrill. -- Sylvester

Hey, the Mordant Deserter took me by SURPRISE, okay?  It happens. -- Belitris

And a truly annoying Beggar who gets his just desserts, though he probably won't keep
them. -- Alinai
P.S.  They're worse than crabgrass about coming back again and again.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

STINGAREE was unbelievably bested by FAIRYFIRE in a 3 minute Title fight.
BEACH BOB was narrowly defeated by VETERAN MERCENARY in a 2 minute melee.
SYLVESTER subdued DOG CATCHER in a 1 minute fight.
SUDDEN DEATH vanquished BELITRIS in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
BURNING RUBBER savagely slew BABY BLANKET in a 2 minute brutal fight.
SNAPPLE bested SCREEN DOOR in a 2 minute gory beginner's brawl.
DAMN I'M SEXY devastated FLAT TIRE in a 1 minute mismatched match.
WASHOUT was handily defeated by ALINAI in a 1 minute uneven fight.
LEAKY ROOF vanquished MORDANT DESERTER 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|
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   0 -  0     100  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         WALL OF STEEL      9 -   4 -  0      69  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -  10 -  3      60  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -  13 -  2      54  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   7 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   9 -  3      40  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         TOTAL PARRY        1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   3 -  0      25  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         AIMED BLOW         0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 240 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    FAIRYFIRE 2660             12   1  1  102 IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
LUNGING ATTACK   STINGAREE 2698             20  13  1   93 ISLANDERS (247)
BASHING ATTACK   BEACH BOB 2735              5   2  2   66 ISLANDERS (247)
STRIKING ATTACK  SYLVESTER 2728              7   4  0   34 ISLANDERS (247)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is STINGAREE 2698.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was STINGAREE 2698.  The ten other most popular fighters were FAIRYFIRE 2660, BEACH 
BOB 2735, BURNING RUBBER 363, DAMN I'M SEXY 362, SYLVESTER 2728, SUDDEN DEATH 361, 
SNAPPLE 364, SCREEN DOOR 2731, ALINAI 2736, and LEAKY ROOF 2732.

The least popular fighter this week was WASHOUT 2730.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were FLAT TIRE 2738, BABY BLANKET 2729, BELITRIS 2737, DOG CATCHER 365, 
LEAKY ROOF 2732, ALINAI 2736, SCREEN DOOR 2731, SNAPPLE 364, SUDDEN DEATH 361, and 
SYLVESTER 2728.