DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/23/2010    Duedate: 08/19/2010

ILLIS ARENA

DM-59    TURN-250

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

I'M A BASHER
BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)
(59-2682) [16-6-0,107]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

I'M A BASHER                   CANCER
BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)         VIRUS (304)
(59-2682) [16-6-0,107]         (59-2746) [6-0-2,63]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

I'M POWERLESS                  I'M POWERLESS
BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)         BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)
(59-2629) [12-31-0,86]         (59-2629) [12-31-0,86]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

VIRUS (304)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. PATCH WORKS (303)           36
2. VIRUS (304)                 29      BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)
3. BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)       9      Unchartered Team
4. GOLDEN BLADES (195)          9
5. WHAT'S IN A NAME (68)        0      VIRUS (304)

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)     40  19  3 67.8   1/ 1*VIRUS (304)               9  6 1
 2- 2 VILE REAVERS (292)        73  45  3 61.9   2/ 2 ISLANDERS (247)           9  6 0
 3/ 3*VIRUS (304)               16  12  3 57.1   3/ 4*PATCH WORKS (303)         5 10 1
 4/ 6 BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)    41  50  1 45.1   4/ 5 BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)    4  2 0
 5/ 5 ISLANDERS (247)          319 409 12 43.8   5- 3 WHAT'S IN A NAME (68)     4  5 0
 6/ 7*PATCH WORKS (303)         17  28  3 37.8   6/ 0*GOLDEN BLADES (195)       0  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 653): VAN DERMINT of BOOZE (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 536): IGNORANT BAUD of 042709A (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 659): PERFECT DRUG of IRATE FORMATIONS (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 630): IRONSIDE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 654): SONNY of TECHNOLOGY (Otto X Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 649): NOT-A-NUT JONES of PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 658): MARY ANN of CHURCH LADIES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 642): THE GRINCH of ABOMINATIONS (Chase, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 644): ERIN GO BRAGH of RYAN'S HENCHMEN (?, mgr)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 643): SIDEWINDER of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 611): ELLIRIN IMBRAY of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 599): KARTIKAYA of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 275): RATA of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 591): STICKY FINGERS of DUNGEON CELL (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 542): SAARVEGHAL of DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 258): SAMILDAR of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 249): I'M A BASHER of BASHAHOLICS ANON (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 487): JIMEMMA LOCA of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 226): HOCKEY of GAMES CRIP PLAYS (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 535): COOLER of STYROFOAM (Jolly, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 653): HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 536): 042709A (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 659): GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 630): DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 654): TECHNOLOGY (Otto X Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 649): PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 658): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 642): THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 644): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 643): TOOL SHED (?, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 611): MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 599): JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 375): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 591): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 542): DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 258): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 249): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 487): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 226): STATES (?, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 535) STREET PIZZA et al (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 653): VAN DERMINT of BOOZE (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 536): IGNORANT BAUD of 042709A (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 658): VIRTUAL REALITY of STATE OF MIND (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 653): MOSQUITO of BLOOD SUCKERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 641): STOWAWAY of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 643): WALLACE of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 611): SHERRY of BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 599): GURU GNU of HILLTOP GURUS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 591): COLDFISHFINGER of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 257): VARDIN ABEQ of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Burning Rubber got his wish and I continue my unlikely success.  He was stingy
with the teaching, but perhaps that is my own fault, being distracted by being unable
to defend my throne last turn.  And now, my deep dark secret is revealed.  I have the
wins, fights, and political points for graduation, but the commission fails to grant
me immortality on a technicality.
     I have enough skills, but the commission says that because I claim the Bashing
style, some of my skills don't count.  I tried to appeal, even tried to shift blame,
saying that it was their fault for not recognizing the parry-bash fighting style.
They said to go ahead and file a complaint and that they'd be sure to forward it to
Sheila Greywand and assured me that she would respond appropriately.  (I bet...)
     So I'll be around for a few turns longer while I try and learn the 'right'
skills.  Assur says to be patient, but I'm ready.  So close and yet so far away!

I'm a Basher

                                      SPY REPORT

     So why do I have this bag over my head?  Because I am The Unknown Spymaster and 
I'm going to give you a spy report!.  Hey everybody, watch out for FLAT TIRE, who 
flew up 22 points in the rankings after mashing SYLVESTER like a melon.  Keep your 
eye on this gal.  And falling like a basher in the top ten was DILLIS RHIN, who 
dropped 5 points after a disappointing (to say the least) bout with H.I.V..  Well 
here's a duelmaster that doesn't sit back and say 'Challenge me'!  I'M A BASHER made 
a Bloodfeud against DARNED SOCK this week.  Well, everybody's pal I'M A BASHER moved 
his record to 16-6-0 by defeating DARNED SOCK in the Duelmaster's Title Bout and 
gaining 2 recognition points.  An apple a day keeps the doctor away, but an onion a 
day keeps T.P.s at bay.   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!  
Well just about everybody wants a piece of DARNED SOCK, who was this week's most 
challenged warrior.   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  Yes, and another newbie bites the dust as 
CHAGUA MARNIR goes down under the sword of CANCER.  Thanks to this, CANCER now has 63 
recognition points.  Congrats to I'M A BASHER for revenging the death of his teammate 
(but more importantly, feeding DARNED SOCK a bit of dirt).  Remember:  alliances are 
great, but try and take your ally in the arena with you and see what happens.   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in ILLIS have no 
sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some 
tracks.  Hasta la bye-bye.  (Loud choruses of 'Beat it, ya bum!')-- The Unknown 
Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 I'M A BASHER 2682            16   6  0   107       BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 I'M POWERLESS 2629           12  31  0    86       BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)
-BURNING RUBBER 363            9   3  1    81       WHAT'S IN A NAME (68)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CANCER 2746                   6   0  2    63       VIRUS (304)
-GORI BLOODAXE 2588           11   6  1    62       VILE REAVERS (292)
-DAMN I'M SEXY 362             9   3  0    59       WHAT'S IN A NAME (68)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SUDDEN DEATH 361              8   4  0    55       WHAT'S IN A NAME (68)
 FLAT TIRE 2738                4   4  1    50       PATCH WORKS (303)
 SYLVESTER 2728               12   9  0    45       ISLANDERS (247)
 H.I.V. 2744                   5   1  1    44       VIRUS (304)
-UDUN HELLFIRE 2608            8   8  0    40       VILE REAVERS (292)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FEARLESS CONFESSION 2626      4   2  0    36       BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)
 COCO NUTTAL 2741              5   4  0    35       ISLANDERS (247)
 WASHOUT 2730                  3   6  0    35       PATCH WORKS (303)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DILLIS RHIN 2742              4   4  0    32       ISLANDERS (247)
 BELITRIS 2737                 5   9  0    26       ISLANDERS (247)
-SNAPPLE 364                   6   6  0    24       WHAT'S IN A NAME (68)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SARS 2749                     3   1  0    23       VIRUS (304)
 DARNED SOCK 2751              2   1  1    23       PATCH WORKS (303)
 LEAKY ROOF 2732               4   5  0    17       PATCH WORKS (303)
 TORN JEANS 2739               1   5  0     8       PATCH WORKS (303)
 SWINE FLU 2754                1   0  0     7       VIRUS (304)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
I'M A BASHER 2627       0  1 0 BASHAHOLICS ANON 297 DARNED SOCK 2751      249  JUST REVENGED
ALLBURST 1435           0  1 0 GOLDEN BLADES 195    MOUNTAIN TROLL        250  NONE
QUICKBURST 1433         0  1 0 GOLDEN BLADES 195    SPYMASTER             250  NONE
CHAGUA MARNIR 2743      5  3 0 ISLANDERS 247        CANCER 2746           250   
DOODIE 2753             0  1 0 VIRUS 304            MOUNTAIN TROLL        250  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

I'm a Basher (the 'imposter') -- 14-10-11-21-9-12-7 Basher, rip

Darned Sock -- While you may be a poor cover for my foot, you've done me a great
favor!  Goals change and I decided I would run this 21 wit to see if he might have
what it takes to become a tourney warrior.  You've taken the decision out of my hands
and no questions remain.  His chance to become a star ended almost before it began.
Thanks! -- Assur

Sudden Death -- 15 point drop, ouch.  I guess I won't see you next turn, sorry.  Hope
to see you in a turn or two for the rubber match.  (We're 2-2.) -- I'm Powerless

Stormlord -- As I'm sure you've noticed, I'm a Basher is not your typical basher.  I
have experience with his type, though, and I believe I'm running close to his faves,
as well.  That and a bit of luck and he continues to win the close ones, when other
bashers would fold, crash, and burn. -- Assur

Assur and Bashaholics -- We're sorry for the loss of one of your fellow warriors.
But we feel that the Illis Arena is only big enought for one I'm a basher. -- Sir
Blackguard and Patch Works

Sylvester -- Bravo, Ol' Boy.  But Tweety was on the other arm. -- Washout

I'm a Basher -- Oh my!  Did I do that? -- Darned Sock

Sars -- You trying to give me a gender alterations? -- Leaky Roof

Cancer -- I almost had that cure but almost wasn't good enough, I see. -- Flat Tire

Snapple -- Thanks for the skills learned. -- Torn Jeans

Washout -- We're having a lot of that here, lately.  I swear, it's a pluvial,
precursor to an ice age. -- Sylvester

Damn I'm Sexy -- As if! -- Dillis Rhin

The Userous Merchant isn't as soft as he looks! -- Chagua Marnir

HIV -- I'm gonna sick the bees on you! -- Belitris
P.S.  African killer bees!

Oh, a Cult Member.  Bah. -- Coco Nuttal

How can I'm A Basher be dead with one fight and duelmaster with twenty-one?  This is
a great trick, and we would like to learn it, too. -- the Islanders

Assur -- What do you think we do?  It's by guess and by golly and sometimes we get
tired of plays on words, but we're here, every time. -- Jorja and the Islanders

Snapple -- No, but I'm a cousin to Gray P. Nuttal. -- Coco Nuttal

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DOODIE was butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
QUICKBURST was slaughtered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
ALLBURST was easily killed by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
I'M A BASHER overpowered DARNED SOCK in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud Title duel.
H.I.V. defeated DILLIS RHIN in a exciting 1 minute Challenge fight.
CANCER butchered CHAGUA MARNIR in a 2 minute gory uneven Challenge brawl.
SARS was bested by WASHOUT in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge match.
I'M POWERLESS overcame VETERAN MERCENARY in a 2 minute uneven fight.
SYLVESTER was vanquished by FLAT TIRE in a 2 minute uneven duel.
COCO NUTTAL vanquished TORN JEANS in a action packed 1 minute uneven fight.
BELITRIS defeated LEAKY ROOF in a exciting 1 minute fight.
SWINE FLU overcame MINI-PUMPKIN in a tiresome 6 minute novice's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   3 -  0      63  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK   19 -  13 -  2      59  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    13 -  10 -  0      57  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         AIMED BLOW        11 -   9 -  1      55  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         BASHING ATTACK    21 -  20 -  2      51  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         TOTAL PARRY        5 -   5 -  1      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   6 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         WALL OF STEEL      4 -  11 -  0      27  |

Turn 250 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   I'M A BASHER 2682          16   6  0  107 BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)
STRIKING ATTACK  CANCER 2746                 6   0  2   63 VIRUS (304)
PARRY-LUNGE      H.I.V. 2744                 5   1  1   44 VIRUS (304)
AIMED BLOW       COCO NUTTAL 2741            5   4  0   35 ISLANDERS (247)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
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 I'M POWERLESS 2629.  The ten other most popular fighters were CANCER 2746, 
WASHOUT 2730, SYLVESTER 2728, COCO NUTTAL 2741, BELITRIS 2737, I'M A BASHER 2682, 
H.I.V. 2744, SARS 2749, DOODIE 2753, and DARNED SOCK 2751.

The least popular fighter this week was SWINE FLU 2754.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were LEAKY ROOF 2732, TORN JEANS 2739, ALLBURST 1435, QUICKBURST 1433, FLAT 
TIRE 2738, CHAGUA MARNIR 2743, DILLIS RHIN 2742, DARNED SOCK 2751, DOODIE 2753, and 
SARS 2749.