DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/20/2010    Duedate: 09/16/2010

ILLIS ARENA

DM-59    TURN-251

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

I'M A BASHER
BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)
(59-2682) [16-7-0,85]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

I'M A BASHER                   POSITION IS EMPTY
BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)         
(59-2682) [16-7-0,85]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

I'M POWERLESS                  BELITRIS
BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)         ISLANDERS (247)
(59-2629) [12-32-0,68]         (59-2737) [5-10-0,25]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ISLANDERS (247)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ISLANDERS (247)             41
2. VIRUS (304)                  0      BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)
3. GOLDEN BLADES (195)          0      Unchartered Team
4. WHAT'S IN A NAME (68)        0
5. PATCH WORKS (303)           -2      KILLER INSTINCT (6)

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/ 2 ISLANDERS (247)           8  7 0
 2- 3*VIRUS (304)               16  12  3 57.1   2- 1*VIRUS (304)               6  4 1
 3/ 4 BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)    41  52  1 44.1   3/ 3 PATCH WORKS (303)         5 10 1
 4/ 5 ISLANDERS (247)          323 410 12 44.1   4/ 4 BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)    4  3 0
 5/ 6 PATCH WORKS (303)         19  31  3 38.0   5- 5 WHAT'S IN A NAME (68)     2  2 0
 6- 7*GOLDEN BLADES (195)        0   2  0  0.0   6- 6*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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                              ---===SLOW ARENA NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 325): DEAD LEE of YOU PAY I SLAY (Khisant, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 322): BLACK ROSE HAMMER of FLOWERED HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 320): LODEN NORVIS of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 276): KAHR, JACK of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 298): CALLOUS COURTNEY of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 292): SPAWNING OF SPEWN of MANAGERIAL MAYHEM (Fizban)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 279): CASS DOLAN of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 273): TORTURING TULIP of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 259): SAMILDAR of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 250): I'M A BASHER of BASHAHOLICS ANON (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 226): TOBEORNOTTOBE of TOTAL CHAOS (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 227): TORANS ULRIK of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 227): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 42): CONFESSION of OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 225): KING UVDAHELL of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 325): YOU PAY I SLAY (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 322): FORCE OF FIVE (?, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 320): AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 276): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 298): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 292): MANAGERIAL MAYHEM (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 279): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 273): PYROMANIA (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 259): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 250): VIRUS (?, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 226): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 227): MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 227): MONGOL HORDE (?, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 42): OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 225): SPARF! et al (Crip, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 324): ZILCH of Z GLADIATORS (Z Man, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 322): CRICTOR UNGERER of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
                          VENUS TRAP HAMMER of FLOWERED HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 319): BUSTER BUNNY of LOONY TOONS (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 297): DAN MACK GRU of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 292): SPAWNING OF SPEWN of MANAGERIAL MAYHEM (Fizban)
                                      TEN LORDS ALEAPING of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                                      RONDOL QUIGLO of THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 277): MRS. VAUGHN of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 259): SAMILDAR of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 226): SIF of SUPERIOR FORCES Y3 (Manager, mgr.)
                 (turn 225): PETER THE GREAT of DOGS OF WAR (Omega, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 40): CUSTODIAN of OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
                               DRAGGIN' MAIN of OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     If my immortality wasn't so important to Assur, he says he would train me like
the most evil scum of the land, possibly reaching the magic Master Attack/Parry
plateau and then hit the weights until the commission finally decides to end my reign
after a long and prosperous run.  It isn't often that Bashers have such an
opportunity.
     This turn I will most likely face a commission stand in.  Hopefully I don't
embarrass myself after such a great run to this point.  Stormlord has informed me
that he is preparing Sudden Death in hopes he can bring glory to all of Illis.  As
such, the rest of Stormlord's stable is going inactive.
     That is it for now.  Hopefully I'll have good news for you all next time.

-- I'm a Basher

                                      SPY REPORT

     Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, 
I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again!  VIRUS?  Who?  ISLANDERS is the top team these 
days, buddies!  ISLANDERS had cause to celebrate, after COCO NUTTAL got 19 points by 
beating FLAT TIRE.  Win some, lose some.  Speaking of which, COCO NUTTAL was winsome, 
after beating FLAT TIRE and seeing her lose 17 points.  Our Duelmaster has lost, 
folks, lost to DOOMIE JUGGERNAUT, BUT I'M A BASHER is still the Duelmaster because he 
has the most recognition points!  So who's the team that's been walking into taverns 
last week and ordering milk?  Sounds like a PR stunt to me.   
     So much to report, so little time!  Is it charming personality?  Conversational 
abilities?  Good oral hygiene?  Whatever it is, BELITRIS is the most challenged 
warrior.   
     Is there life after death?  Pragmatics (and warriors) know there is death after 
life!  Ask not a spymaster for counsel, for he will pontificate long after you have 
fallen into an unconscious stupor.   
     All good things must come to an end.  As the seasons change, and the creatures 
of the wild change also, so do I feel a yearning to leave this place.  ILLIS, I leave 
you now.  The Duelmaster has agreed to foot my bill at The Warty Toad.  'Til next 
time-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 I'M A BASHER 2682            16   7  0    85       BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BURNING RUBBER 363            9   3  1    81       WHAT'S IN A NAME (68)
 I'M POWERLESS 2629           12  32  0    68       BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CANCER 2746                   6   0  2    63       VIRUS (304)
-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)
 COCO NUTTAL 2741              6   4  0    54       ISLANDERS (247)
 SYLVESTER 2728               13   9  0    53       ISLANDERS (247)
-H.I.V. 2744                   5   1  1    44       VIRUS (304)
-FEARLESS CONFESSION 2626      4   2  0    36       BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)
 DILLIS RHIN 2742              5   4  0    34       ISLANDERS (247)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FLAT TIRE 2738                4   5  1    33       PATCH WORKS (303)
 DARNED SOCK 2751              3   1  1    33       PATCH WORKS (303)
 WASHOUT 2730                  3   7  0    29       PATCH WORKS (303)
 LEAKY ROOF 2732               5   5  0    27       PATCH WORKS (303)
 BELITRIS 2737                 5  10  0    25       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)
 CHAGUA KORBIN 2760            1   0  0    13       ISLANDERS (247)
 TORN JEANS 2739               1   6  0     9       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  REVENGED
CHAGUA MARNIR 2743      5  3 0 ISLANDERS 247        CANCER 2746           250   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Sir Blackbeard -- No apologies necessary.  It happens.  Hopefully you received my
diplo. -- Assur

Islanders -- The nature of the our step program is repetition.  It may seem like
trickery, but in fact it is just a solid execution of a program designed to help
people who have fallen into the trap of Basher addiction.  And once you're an addict,
you are always an addict.  Recovery is simply being in control of your addiction
instead of being controlled.

The program does not translate perfectly into arena rankings and as such, you might
at times see oddities like I'm a Basher appearing in two places at once.  Just
remember the cause, though.  We are helping addicts to recover! -- Assurnasirbanipal

     Such selfless devotion to the general good!

Assur -- Thanks for the heads up on your intentions for the bloodfeud.  I as a
manager never avoid or sit out from a bloodfeud.  Darned Sock will be there for all
four turns.  Besides she might get lucky and be the youngest duelmaster yet.  See ya
in the arena. -- Sir BlackGuard (MGR PaTchWorKs)

SARS -- IT'LL Take more than take big stick. -- Washout

I'm A Basher -- Well, I didn't get the win this time, but I'm still here.  I'll be
waiting for our next bout. -- Darned Sock

Belitris -- My, My, Who told you I needed repair? -- Leaky Roof

Sylvester -- Thanks for the Skills. -- FlatTire

H.I.V. -- Like I want anything to do with you? -- Dillis Rhin

Cancer -- Figures. -- Ghost of Chagua Marnir
P.S.  I'd curse you, but it's too much trouble.  I'm going to look for a good
reincarnation.

Flat Tire -- Always fun on a date. -- Sylvester
P.S.  I thank the gods for Triple A!

Torn Jeans -- Depends on how it happened, doesn't it? -- Coco Nuttal

Leaky Roof -- Oh, yeah, seen that around! -- Belitris

26 July 2010
     Some managers have attempted to send personals and columns to hal, and hal has
been refusing to acknowledge their content.  I don't know what hal's problem is,
specifically, but for best success, send PLAIN TEXT (dot txt) in the body of the
email.  Not attachments.  Thank you. -- the Editor

19 August 10
POSTED:  Arena recruitment effort, DM 32, Arvat -- seeing as our arena Participation
has dwindled in recent months, we're offering the following incentive to any new
teams looking for a new home arena.  We will GIVE a Free Rollup to any manager
willing to agree to fight in Arvat for the next 10 turns.  We have a number of VERY
solid arena teams stockpiled, and while we don't promise tournament godlings, we are
certain we can come up with teams with 3, 4 or even 5 solid arena warriors to start
out with.
     In addition we'll honor any no-challenge requests by relatively new managers to
help you get off on the right foot.
     If interested, please contact the Devil Advocates via Diplo or contact
theDarkOne via IM on the www DOT reality DOT com site.  We will even give a choice of
teams available if requested.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

I'M POWERLESS was bested by DARNED SOCK in a 2 minute mismatched Bloodfeud fight.
I'M A BASHER lost to DOOMIE JUGGERNAUT in a 1 minute expert's Title battle.
SYLVESTER demolished WASHOUT in a 1 minute uneven fight.
FLAT TIRE was devastated by COCO NUTTAL in a 2 minute one-sided contest.
DILLIS RHIN defeated TORN JEANS in a 2 minute match.
BELITRIS was unbelievably bested by LEAKY ROOF in a action packed 4 minute gory brawl.
CHAGUA KORBIN devastated MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute mismatched match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       3         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   3 -  0      67  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   3 -  0      63  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW        14 -   9 -  1      61  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK    13 -   9 -  0      59  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         STRIKING ATTACK   17 -  13 -  2      57  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         BASHING ATTACK    20 -  22 -  2      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   7 -  1      46  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         TOTAL PARRY        5 -   6 -  1      45  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         WALL OF STEEL      4 -  11 -  0      27  |

Turn 251 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         3 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         3  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         3  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  3         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              TOTAL PARRY        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   7  0   85 BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)
AIMED BLOW       COCO NUTTAL 2741            6   4  0   54 ISLANDERS (247)
STRIKING ATTACK  SYLVESTER 2728             13   9  0   53 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 BELITRIS 2737.  The ten other most popular fighters were I'M POWERLESS 2629, 
COCO NUTTAL 2741, DILLIS RHIN 2742, DARNED SOCK 2751, SYLVESTER 2728, CHAGUA KORBIN 
2760, FLAT TIRE 2738, TORN JEANS 2739, LEAKY ROOF 2732, and I'M A BASHER 2682.

The least popular fighter this week was WASHOUT 2730.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were I'M A BASHER 2682, LEAKY ROOF 2732, TORN JEANS 2739, FLAT TIRE 2738, 
CHAGUA KORBIN 2760, SYLVESTER 2728, DARNED SOCK 2751, DILLIS RHIN 2742, COCO NUTTAL 
2741, and I'M POWERLESS 2629.

                 NEW TEAMS IN THE TEMPORARY TOURNAMENT ARENA (DM 85)

Please note that all new teams created at the Face-to-Face were temporarily placed in 
a temporary Tournament Arena, DM 85.  If you requested that your team be placed in a 
specific arena, it has already transferred to that arena.  Any teams not transferred 
out of DM 85 by October 1 will be deleted.  If you have questions about any of your 
teams, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI 

                        WINTER FACE-TO-FACE IN SUNNY ARIZONA!

Our next winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 14-16, 2011.  It will be 
held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Tempe, Arizona (480-894-7444), the same hotel as 
last year by popular request.  Room rates are $129.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy, which 
includes full cooked breakfast, complimentary manager's reception (yes, really!), free 
airport shuttle, free parking and free high speed internet.  There's a fitness center, 
jacuzzi, and pool.  The rooms are blocked--please make your reservation by December 22 
before the block is released!  (This is prime season for Phoenix, and people have been
unable to book rooms because they waited too long.)  Look for the tournament info 
sheet and minioverviews some time in December.  We hope you're all looking forward to 
it and that we will see you there!