DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/05/2010    Duedate: 03/04/2010

ILLIS ARENA

DM-59    TURN-244

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

I'M A BASHER
BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)
(59-2682) [12-5-0,92]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

I'M A BASHER                   DOG CATCHER
BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)         WHAT'S IN A NAME (68)
(59-2682) [12-5-0,92]          (59-365) [6-1-1,79]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

I'M POWERLESS                  DOG CATCHER
BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)         WHAT'S IN A NAME (68)
(59-2629) [10-27-0,59]         (59-365) [6-1-1,79]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

WHAT'S IN A NAME (68)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ISLANDERS (247)             48
2. BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)      28      KIWI CONNECTION (301)
3. WHAT'S IN A NAME (68)       16      Unchartered Team
4. PATCH WORKS (303)            0
5. KIWI CONNECTION (301)      -18      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/ 1*WHAT'S IN A NAME (68)     26   9  2 74.3   1/ 1*WHAT'S IN A NAME (68)    11  4 1
 2/ 2 KIWI CONNECTION (301)     37  34  3 52.1   2/ 2 ISLANDERS (247)           9  6 0
 3/ 0 BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)    35  44  1 44.3   3/ 0 BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)    2  0 0
 4/ 3 ISLANDERS (247)          304 394 12 43.6   4- 3*PATCH WORKS (303)         2  8 0
 5- 4*PATCH WORKS (303)          9  16  1 36.0   5/ 4 KIWI CONNECTION (301)     1  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

       + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Report from the Tourney #2 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     Larkin here once again, with more interviews from the tourney.  This time I'm
talking to a new manager, so new he doesn't even have a manager name.  "Sir... what
would you like me to call you, by the way?"
     "Why do you have to call me anything?  I don't understand why you want to
interview me.  There are lots of great managers here who could probably tell you
stuff--"
     "I'm looking for a new perspective, the point of view of someone who is just
starting out with the gladiatorial games."
     "Oh.  Well, I guess that would be me."
     "Absolutely right!  Tell me, what do you think of the tourney?  This is your
first, right?"
     "Right, my first," the young man agreed.  "And it's GREAT!  Everyone is just
great here!  I mean, most of these managers, they're, like, legends, you know?
Everybody's heard of them, and they have stables of HUNDREDS of gladiators, and
they've been polishing their tricks for YEARS, and I didn't figure I had much of a
chance, you know?"
     "The popular view is that no matter how much you know, the arena can always
throw a surprise at you--"
     "Yeah, yeah, I've heard that.  I don't know if I believe it, but I've heard it.
But that isn't the best thing about this tourney.  The best thing is that everyone
here has been GREAT.  Or else I didn't meet them--the ones that might not have been.
But I think I met just about everyone, and--"
     "And they were great.  I'm glad.  But perhaps you could tell our readers a
little more, maybe tell them how these experienced managers were great to you?"
     "Well, yeah, okay.  It's that everyone was so friendly and helpful, see?  The
ENTIRE Consortium talked to me about warrior design, for instance.  I learned a lot
there.  And, well, there was Mannequin, and The Greek Guy, and I actually met
Manager, too!  And they were all really helpful.  Advice, you know, and charts, and
all that stuff that was so confusing.  It was just the best experience!  I'm going to
do it again, for sure!"

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                         ---===DELARQUAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 641): BALL PEIN of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 524): GOLDINA of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 647): VIRTUAL REALITY of STATE OF MIND (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 618): PETE MASTIFF of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 642): CREDIT CARD of BLOOD SUCKERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 637): RIDLEY SCOTT of THE DIRECTORS (?, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 646): SALTILLA of BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 630): CHAGAN of VIKINGS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 632): GRUMPY GHOUL of THE GRATEFUL UNDEAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 631): SARALEE JO of SWORD OPERA (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 603): EDDIE INCHER of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 595): ZIG of U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 269): MATT RICIDE of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 579): ALMOST PRETTY of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 530): CARGO of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 253): MATEEN of SAI'FULLAH (?, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 243): GISBORNE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 476): SAND STORM of DISASTERS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 220): ROOT of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 523): PTI of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 641): HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 524): 042909A (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 647): IRATE FORMATIONS (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 618): TRIBAL COUNCIL (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 642): BLOOD SUCKERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 637): THE DIRECTORS (?, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 646): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 630): VIKINGS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 632): SKI-BUM 18 (Ski-Bum, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 631): BEN'S BAZAAR (Gentleben, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 603): GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 595): U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 269): THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 579): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 530): DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 253): STREET-SOLDIERS (Darkface, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 243): WHAT'S IN A NAME (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 476): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 220): KIWI CONNECTION 7 (The Mun, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 523) 0729205R et al (The Muffin Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 524): GOLDINA of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 646): HELIAS SOL of ASTRAL KIN (Kid Arcane, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 646): PALMETTA PATTY of BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
                           BARRIO of WORDS THAT END IN 0 (Otis?, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 632): TAREK of LUROCIAN PRIDE (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 631): SARALEE JO of SWORD OPERA (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 579): ALMOST PRETTY of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 528): GOB of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 475): SALTY DOG of DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly ILLIS games.  My praise to ISLANDERS for their 4-1-0 
week this time out.  Indeed, it was a skillfully fought round deserving of notice!  
CHAGUA MARNIR caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully 
bested DOOMIE CHAMPION and was awarded 16 points in recognition.  In one of the 
week's more notable duels, SYLVESTER put down DAMN I'M SEXY, causing him to lose 7 
points of recognition in the process.  This time victory fell to the grasp of the 
usurper.  All hail I'M A BASHER, Duelmaster of ILLIS!  Would you believe that over 
half of the old women in ILLIS seem to feel that they could fight better than you 
gladiators?   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.   
     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 ILLIS as ever I remembered them....and the fighters 
as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of a far 
off city calling to me.  I must away!  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                  
 I'M A BASHER 2682            12   5  0    92       BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DOG CATCHER 365               6   1  1    79       WHAT'S IN A NAME (68)
 GISBORNE 2709                13  10  0    70       KIWI CONNECTION (301)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 I'M POWERLESS 2629           10  27  0    59       BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)
 SYLVESTER 2728               10   5  0    57       ISLANDERS (247)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BUXTON 2724                   9   4  2    42       KIWI CONNECTION (301)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BURNING RUBBER 363            6   1  1    39       WHAT'S IN A NAME (68)
-FEARLESS CONFESSION 2626      4   2  0    36       BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PAPARANGI 2710                8   8  0    32       KIWI CONNECTION (301)
 DILLIS RHIN 2742              2   0  0    32       ISLANDERS (247)
 DAMN I'M SEXY 362             5   2  0    31       WHAT'S IN A NAME (68)
 SUDDEN DEATH 361              4   3  0    27       WHAT'S IN A NAME (68)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WASHOUT 2730                  1   4  0    22       PATCH WORKS (303)
-LEAKY ROOF 2732               4   1  0    18       PATCH WORKS (303)
 SNAPPLE 364                   5   2  0    17       WHAT'S IN A NAME (68)
 COCO NUTTAL 2741              1   2  0    17       ISLANDERS (247)
 CHAGUA MARNIR 2743            1   1  0    17       ISLANDERS (247)
 BELITRIS 2737                 2   6  0    15       ISLANDERS (247)
-FLAT TIRE 2738                1   3  0    12       PATCH WORKS (303)
-SCREEN DOOR 2731              1   4  1     9       PATCH WORKS (303)
-TORN JEANS 2739               0   2  0     2       PATCH WORKS (303)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
ALINAI 2736             5  1 1 ISLANDERS 247        DOG CATCHER 365       242   
BABY BLANKET 2729       2  1 0 PATCH WORKS 303      BURNING RUBBER 363    240  NOT REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Once a Bashaholic, always a Bashaholic.  All I can hope for is that my addiction can
be controlled.  Lucky for me, I've established and founded the 12 step program of
"Bashaholics, Anon!" -- Assurnasirbanipal

     As in: "Basher No. 1, Basher No. 2...."?

Dog Catcher -- Damn, you're really serious about this stuff, aren't you?  Well,
here's a clue:  most of your opponents aren't dogs. -- Sylvester

A Cult Member?  Pooh. -- Belitris

Leaky Roof -- Is there any other kind? -- Coco Nuttal

That "Doomie Champion" is probably an insult to whoever he's supposed to be
championing. -- Dillis Rhin

And since the topic has been opened, the Mordant Deserter doesn't speak well of
Mordant, either. -- Chagua Marnir

Dog Catcher -- Oh, well... I know it happens.  I just didn't want it to happen to me,
is all. -- Ghost of Alinai

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

GISBORNE was devastated by I'M A BASHER in a 2 minute mismatched Title fight.
DOG CATCHER viciously subdued VETERAN MERCENARY in a 2 minute gruesome battle.
I'M POWERLESS demolished SUDDEN DEATH in a crowd pleasing 1 minute uneven fight.
SYLVESTER devastated DAMN I'M SEXY in a 1 minute brutal one-sided fight.
BURNING RUBBER devastated BELITRIS in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
SNAPPLE was overpowered by DILLIS RHIN in a 2 minute bloody one-sided struggle.
CHAGUA MARNIR overcame DOOMIE CHAMPION in a 3 minute beginner's fight.
COCO NUTTAL won victory over DOOMIE CHAMPION in a 1 minute beginner's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK   17 -   5 -  2      77  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         WALL OF STEEL      9 -   4 -  0      69  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW         3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    13 -  13 -  1      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK    12 -  13 -  4      48  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         TOTAL PARRY        1 -   4 -  0      20  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 244 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         2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         4  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
BASHING ATTACK     3 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   I'M A BASHER 2682          12   5  0   92 BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    GISBORNE 2709              13  10  0   70 KIWI CONNECTION (301)
STRIKING ATTACK  SYLVESTER 2728             10   5  0   57 ISLANDERS (247)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is I'M POWERLESS 2629.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was DOG CATCHER 365.  The ten other most popular fighters were I'M A BASHER 
2682, DILLIS RHIN 2742, I'M POWERLESS 2629, SYLVESTER 2728, CHAGUA MARNIR 2743, COCO 
NUTTAL 2741, BURNING RUBBER 363, GISBORNE 2709, SUDDEN DEATH 361, and DAMN I'M SEXY 
362.

The least popular fighter this week was SNAPPLE 364.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BELITRIS 2737, DAMN I'M SEXY 362, SUDDEN DEATH 361, GISBORNE 2709, 
BURNING RUBBER 363, COCO NUTTAL 2741, CHAGUA MARNIR 2743, SYLVESTER 2728, I'M 
POWERLESS 2629, and DILLIS RHIN 2742.