DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/02/2010    Duedate: 04/29/2010

ILLIS ARENA

DM-59    TURN-246

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GISBORNE
KIWI CONNECTION (301)
(59-2709) [14-11-0,94]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GISBORNE                       DOG CATCHER
KIWI CONNECTION (301)          WHAT'S IN A NAME (68)
(59-2709) [14-11-0,94]         (59-365) [8-1-2,89]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

I'M A BASHER                   CANCER
BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)         VIRUS (304)
(59-2682) [13-6-0,79]          (59-2746) [2-0-1,31]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

WHAT'S IN A NAME (68)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WHAT'S IN A NAME (68)       41
2. VIRUS (304)                 32      KIWI CONNECTION (301)
3. KIWI CONNECTION (301)       26      Unchartered Team
4. ISLANDERS (247)            -12
5. BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)     -19      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)     34  11  3 75.6   1/ 1*WHAT'S IN A NAME (68)    10  5 1
 2/ 3 KIWI CONNECTION (301)     38  35  3 52.1   2/ 2 ISLANDERS (247)           8  7 0
 3/ 2*VIRUS (304)                4   4  2 50.0   3/ 4*VIRUS (304)               4  4 2
 4/ 5 ISLANDERS (247)          308 400 12 43.5   4/ 3 BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)    3  3 0
 5/ 4 BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)    36  47  1 43.4   5/ 6 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

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 645): IOSIO of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 528): GROND of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 651): FURIOUS GORGE of IRATE FORMATIONS (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 622): PETE MASTIFF of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 646): PEDRU ROST of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 641): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 650): SALTILLA of BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 634): PHLEGM of ABOMINATION (Chase, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 636): SHADERUNNER of GHOST RIDERS II (Bladerunner, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 635): GRANDADDY SMURF of BEN'S BAZAAR (Gentleben, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 605): EDDIE INCHER of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 598): KARTIKAYA of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 271): MANN SLAUGHTER of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 583): STICKY FINGERS of DUNGEON CELL (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 534): SHOGGOTH of RAISING R'LYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 254): VARDIN ABEQ of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 245): I'M A BASHER of BASHAHOLICS ANON (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 479): JERANS LA'ROC of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 222): TORANS ULRIK of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 527): GATEWAY of ATTACK OF THE CLONES (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 645): SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 528): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 651): GENERATION X (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 622): TL;DR (?, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 646): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 641): PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 650): BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 364): ABOMINATION (Chase, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 636): OF WOLF AND MAN II (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 635): FIZBANS FOLLIES (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 605): BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 598): JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 271): CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 583): I CAN'T BRUSH YOU (?, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 534): QUESTIONS (?, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 254): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 245): WHAT'S IN A NAME (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 479): DETHKLOT (?, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 222): LHC (?, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 527) 0729205R et al (The Muffin Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 528): BRANDY PINKERTON of PEANUT BUTTER FUDGE (Gavin Rule, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 651): KOVARAMANN VOTH of GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 650): SALTILLA of BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
               (turn 649): LITTLE VENUS of BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 634): PHLEGM of ABOMINATION (Chase, mgr.)
                           CHAGAN of VIKINGS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 636): ADAM of SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
                (turn 635): ZELANA of OF WOLF AND MAN II (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 634): VOLLEYBALL of SPORTS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 583): BIG DISAPPOINTMENT of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 534): SHOGGOTH of RAISING R'LYEH (Reaper, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Step 2 of the program:
     Come to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.

I've already passed this one!  The Rugs did not overly bless me as a fighter or a
Basher.  My purpose will be fulfilled upon graduation.  After that, I retire free
from the insantiy of being a basher, free from the rat race of the arena.

The only reason I'm still fighting today is simply because I am one of Assur's
min/max warriors.  His goal, as he describes it, is to graduate a basher with a
minimum in each attribute that the commission uses to rank warriors and another set
of bashers with maximum values for these attributes.  So, there is no insanity for
me, thinking anything other than the fact that I, as any other person, am unique.

An interesting fight, this turn.  Neither Gisborne nor I looked as good as in our
first fight.  With my teammate running interference, I hope to face Gisborne again
next turn.  Though I've taken the first two bouts, I truly do think we are well
matched.

Until next time...

I'm a Basher

P.S.  Step 1 is the step my teammate is named after, hence he gets to talk about that
one.  I'm obviously named after Step 5, which I shared last turn!

                                      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 DOOMIE JUGGERNAUT and was awarded 
20 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, CANCER put down 
DILLIS RHIN, causing her to lose 12 points of recognition in the process.  The city 
has turned out in honor of GISBORNE, for with his arena victory he may now lay claim 
to the highest position in the city!  No confirmation, but my sources claim that the 
top team has gained their position using magical aids.  Charmed weapons perhaps?   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  I saw one fighter that warriors 
avoided when this week's challenge seeking began.  WHAT'S IN A NAME is feared.  This 
much I can say.  Methinks more than a few here could name the guild it was that spent 
the better part of last week avoiding WHAT'S IN A NAME.  Indeed it was BASHAHOLICS 
ANON.  Mighty fighters cannot but expect competition from those below.  DOG CATCHER 
take warning!  You have more than a few enemies in ILLIS.  Give I'M POWERLESS credit 
for its courage.  Did you note how it challenged DOG CATCHER despite the 27 point 
difference in their rankings?  Truth to tell, I'M POWERLESS did not come out of the 
fight a winner, but it managed to capture much attention, gaining 1 in recognition.   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  The warrior's path is harsh.  For 
mediocrity there is but one reward--death.  This past week I'M POWERLESS, at 10-29-0, 
departed ILLIS forever.  Cruelly, DOG CATCHER of WHAT'S IN A NAME has slain the 
lesser ranked I'M POWERLESS.  Word already flies around town that BASHAHOLICS ANON 
plans a bloodfeud!  DOG CATCHER, may you forever slay thy enemies with impunity as 
you did ALINAI.  Are there none left in ISLANDERS who hold honor as a virtue?  Some 
say a warrior is judged by the way he bears arms.  One thing is sure, better a dagger 
in hand then a sword on the belt!   
     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!  More than a sharp eye must I keep, 
indeed a stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari await 
me!  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                  
 GISBORNE 2709                14  11  0    94       KIWI CONNECTION (301)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DOG CATCHER 365               8   1  2    89       WHAT'S IN A NAME (68)
 BURNING RUBBER 363            8   1  1    82       WHAT'S IN A NAME (68)
 I'M A BASHER 2682            13   6  0    79       BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DAMN I'M SEXY 362             7   2  0    49       WHAT'S IN A NAME (68)
 SUDDEN DEATH 361              6   3  0    45       WHAT'S IN A NAME (68)
-BUXTON 2724                   9   4  2    42       KIWI CONNECTION (301)
 SYLVESTER 2728               10   7  0    37       ISLANDERS (247)
-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)
 CANCER 2746                   2   0  1    31       VIRUS (304)
 CHAGUA MARNIR 2743            3   1  0    28       ISLANDERS (247)
 H.I.V. 2744                   2   0  1    28       VIRUS (304)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COCO NUTTAL 2741              2   3  0    22       ISLANDERS (247)
 SNAPPLE 364                   5   4  0    19       WHAT'S IN A NAME (68)
 BELITRIS 2737                 3   7  0    16       ISLANDERS (247)
 DILLIS RHIN 2742              2   2  0    10       ISLANDERS (247)
 H1N1 2748                     0   2  0     2       VIRUS (304)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
I'M POWERLESS 2629     10 29 0 BASHAHOLICS ANON 297 DOG CATCHER 365       246   
ALINAI 2736             5  1 1 ISLANDERS 247        DOG CATCHER 365       242  NOT REVENGED
DA1 2747                0  1 0 VIRUS 304            MOUNTAIN TROLL        246  NONE
DA2 2745                0  1 0 VIRUS 304            MOUNTAIN TROLL        246  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Dog Catcher -- I've reported you to the Commission.  I do not know why they allow you
to use Dog Catching tools and tactics against humans, but I can only hope that you
are reprimanded and put on probation, if not suspended or banned from the arena. --
I'm Powerless

     All gladiators are dogs. -- Tarin Selah, manager of Illis arena

Storm Lord -- Serves me right, reading too much into a fight description.  I know
better than to try and get fancy, but I will probably never learn.  I'm challenging
for a rematch with a more traditional bashing weapon.  I was tempted to copy your
weapon, but as our decise ratings are very close to equal, a nice opportunity to test
weapon speeds.  And since I'm a nice guy, I'll let you know that I'm Powerless is
rated at ONE decise skill more than Dog Catcher.  I assume we'll be using the same
strategy this turn (no more fancy strats from me). -- Assur

Watch out Illis!  We appear to have been invaded by some deadly viruses!  Two of them
appear to be fatal and who knows about the third. -- Assur
Watch out Illis!  We appear to have been invaded by some deadly viruses!  Two of them
appear to be fatal and who knows about the third. -- Assur
Watch out Illis!  We appear to have been invaded by some deadly viruses!  Two of them
appear to be fatal and who knows about the third. -- Assur
Watch out Illis!  We appear to have been invaded by some deadly viruses!  Two of them
appear to be fatal and who knows about the third. -- Assur

Damn I'm Sexy -- Well, *I* am, of course, but I don't think you are much.  A Ratani?
Beh. -- Dillis Rhin

Burning Rubber -- Phew!  Stinky. -- Sylvester

Sudden Death -- Not so far. -- Belitris

Snapple -- And that does bring up the question of what's in YOUR name.  Apparently
not victory. -- Coco Nuttal

H1n1 -- Be warned, I have stocked up on chicken soup! -- Chagua Marnir

Assur -- Nothing wrong with being a basher.  I'm a basher--graduated as a basher from
Lin Tirian a long time ago.  I like bashing.  It soothes the savage annoyance I so
often feel at encountering idiots. -- Jorja
P.S.  Of which there are many.
P.P.S.  Really glad to have you back.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DA2 was butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DA1 was murdered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
I'M POWERLESS was assassinated by DOG CATCHER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
SUDDEN DEATH defeated SYLVESTER in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
SNAPPLE was savagely defeated by CHAGUA MARNIR in a 5 minute Challenge competition.
CANCER vanquished DILLIS RHIN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
H1N1 was beaten by BELITRIS in a 1 minute Challenge brawl.
I'M A BASHER was overcome by GISBORNE in a 2 minute Title fight.
BURNING RUBBER handily defeated DOOMIE JUGGERNAUT in a 1 minute uneven melee.
DAMN I'M SEXY vanquished COCO NUTTAL in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
H.I.V. vanquished VENAL CLERK in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         STRIKING ATTACK   19 -   6 -  3      76  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   2 -  0      71  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         WALL OF STEEL      9 -   6 -  0      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   2 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         LUNGING ATTACK    13 -  13 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         AIMED BLOW         4 -   5 -  0      44  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK    13 -  18 -  3      42  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         TOTAL PARRY        1 -   6 -  0      14  |

Turn 246 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     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  3         3  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  2         3  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    GISBORNE 2709              14  11  0   94 KIWI CONNECTION (301)
BASHING ATTACK   DOG CATCHER 365             8   1  2   89 WHAT'S IN A NAME (68)
STRIKING ATTACK  BURNING RUBBER 363          8   1  1   82 WHAT'S IN A NAME (68)
SLASHING ATTACK  DAMN I'M SEXY 362           7   2  0   49 WHAT'S IN A NAME (68)
LUNGING ATTACK   SUDDEN DEATH 361            6   3  0   45 WHAT'S IN A NAME (68)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is I'M A BASHER 2682.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was CANCER 2746.  The ten other most popular fighters were GISBORNE 2709, 
BURNING RUBBER 363, H.I.V. 2744, DOG CATCHER 365, SUDDEN DEATH 361, BELITRIS 2737, 
I'M A BASHER 2682, DAMN I'M SEXY 362, DA2 2745, and DA1 2747.

The least popular fighter this week was COCO NUTTAL 2741.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were DILLIS RHIN 2742, CHAGUA MARNIR 2743, SNAPPLE 364, I'M 
POWERLESS 2629, H1N1 2748, SYLVESTER 2728, DA1 2747, DA2 2745, DAMN I'M SEXY 362, and 
I'M A BASHER 2682.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

GISBORNE (59-2709) KIWI CONNECTION (301)