DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/12/2010    Duedate: 12/09/2010

ILLIS ARENA

DM-59    TURN-254

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

NAZARETH
CHAPEL ROCK (287)
(59-2503) [16-8-0,107]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

NAZARETH                       CANCER
CHAPEL ROCK (287)              VIRUS (304)
(59-2503) [16-8-0,107]         (59-2746) [8-1-2,85]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

I'M POWERLESS                  I'M POWERLESS
BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)         BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)
(59-2629) [15-32-0,88]         (59-2629) [15-32-0,88]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CHAPEL ROCK (287)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)      41
2. HANGOVERS (265)             24      NOT QUITE (240)
3. CHAPEL ROCK (287)            4      Unchartered Team
4. VIRUS (304)                  4
5. IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)      0      VIRUS (304)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 2 IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)  135  71  9 65.5   1/ 1 CHAPEL ROCK (287)        10  3 0
 2/ 1 NOT QUITE (240)           31  17  1 64.6   2/ 4 HANGOVERS (265)           9  4 0
 3/ 3*VIRUS (304)               24  15  3 61.5   3/ 2*VIRUS (304)               8  3 0
 4- 4 STAINED STEEL (158)       55  37  1 59.8   4/ 6 BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)    6  3 0
 5/ 5 HANGOVERS (265)          160 121 14 56.9   5/ 5 PATCH WORKS (303)         4  7 1
 6/ 6 CHAPEL ROCK (287)        236 182 14 56.5   6/ 3 ISLANDERS (247)           4 11 0
 7/ 7 BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)    47  55  1 46.1   7/ 7 NOT QUITE (240)           1  1 0
 8/ 8 ISLANDERS (247)          327 421 12 43.7   8- 8 STAINED STEEL (158)       0  1 0
 9/ 9 PATCH WORKS (303)         23  38  4 37.7   9- 9 IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)   0  1 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 328): ZITHER of Z GLADIATORS (Z-Man, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 325): TEZCATLIPOCA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 323): CHALDEA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 279): MS D. MEENER of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 301): CALLOUS COURTNEY of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 295): KANA BALISTIC of DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 282): WHISTLIN DIXIE of DARQUE FORCES II (Master Darque)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 276): CONFLICT of DRAGON GUARD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 262): MADAM VENUSIA of SPARF! (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 253): IMMACULATECOLLECTION of CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 229): DANNY HEATLEY of OTTAWA SENATORS (?, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 230): STEVE LAKE of SUE'S BOYS (?, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 230): DEATH SUCKS of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 45): CONFESSION of OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 228): KING UVDAHELL of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 328): SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 325): FORCE OF FIVE (?, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 323): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 279): PROPHETIC OMENS (Lord Rahl, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 301): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 295): OPHIDIAN ORDER (Skaven, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 282): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 276): PYROMANIA (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 261): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 253): CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 229): NEW YORK (?, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 230): MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 230): SUPER STARS (?, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 45): BAD SIGNS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 228): SPARF! et al (Crip, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 327): DEAD LEE of YOU PAY I SLAY (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 324): ANFERROUS of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 322): LODEN NORVIS of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 279): MS D. MEENER of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 295): ROIS ANIN of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
                          (turn 294): MY SHADOW of KAOS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 281): CASS DOLAN of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 262): MADAM VENUSIA of SPARF! (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 226): SIF of SUPERIOR FORCES Y3 (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 45): PEP RALLY of OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
                              WASNIS of OLLIS HEROES (Omega, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Greetings Illis!   Unfortunately, my boss tells me that I'm now sitting on a
breakpoint, so I get to take an extended vacation from dueling until he decides if I
get to participate in a Grand Tourney or not.
     For Assur, yes, both Chapel Rock (originally from 79) and Hangovers (originally
from 34) are some of Crip's Crap, but Stained Steel is not.  Curiously, Fett II's ID#
is the same ID# that I Mother Earth had back in DM79, so that explains why they
showed up when they did.  But Not Quite is also part of the Crap, but Wise Old Wayne
is simply a remnant from a team that Crip acquired the team roll-up via trade in
exchange for two beer.  Nothing to write home about, but you can find the star 3
speed, 3 deftness character running around in ADM.

Immaculatecollection
Chapel Rock
Duelmaster of Illis

                                      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 BASHAHOLICS ANON for their 
3-0-0 week this time out.  Indeed, it was a skillfully fought round deserving of 
notice!  IRISH FLAG caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as it 
skillfully bested VENAL CLERK and was awarded 15 points in recognition.  In one of 
the week's more notable duels, FLAMING MOE put down COCO NUTTAL, causing her to lose 
10 points of recognition in the process.  Due to its absence and inability to defend 
the throne, IMMACULATECOLLECTION has lost the title of Duelmaster.  The city has 
turned out in honor of NAZARETH, for with its arena victory it may now lay claim to 
the highest position in the city!  Would you believe that over half of the old women 
in ILLIS seem to feel that they could fight better than you gladiators?   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city ILLIS.  ILLIS, city of gladiators!  Mighty among the names of thy guilds 
is VIRUS, a guild shunned and avoided by many in the weekly duels.  If you didn't 
look down dark alleys you'd have been hard pressed to find any of NOT QUITE last 
week.  Busy avoiding VIRUS?  Mighty fighters cannot but expect competition from those 
below.  CANCER take warning!  You have more than a few enemies in ILLIS.   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  WASHOUT must hold silent, for this week she was humbled in the 
arena by a successful Bloodfeud won by CANCER of VIRUS.  Hail CANCER for thy victory! 
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!  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of 
a far off city calling to me.  I must away!  Till we meet again, remember:  a turtle 
walks slow, hides head in a shell, and harms no one; a lion runs to slay its prey.-- 
Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NAZARETH 2503                16   8  0   107       CHAPEL ROCK (287)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-IMMACULATECOLLECTION 2632    16   2  0   115       CHAPEL ROCK (287)
-RED RED WINE 2481            10   4  1   106       HANGOVERS (265)
 I'M A BASHER 2682            18   8  0   105       BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)
-FAIRYFIRE 2660               12   1  1   102       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
 I MOTHER EARTH 2504          14  10  0    98       CHAPEL ROCK (287)
 WISE OLD WAYNE 2427          12   6  0    92       NOT QUITE (240)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 I'M POWERLESS 2629           15  32  0    88       BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)
 CANCER 2746                   8   1  2    85       VIRUS (304)
 MARGARITA 2633                8   5  0    71       HANGOVERS (265)
 LONG ISLAND 2500             12   3  0    69       HANGOVERS (265)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FLAMING MOE 2420             14  11  0    66       HANGOVERS (265)
-ZOOLU 1068                   14   4  0    63       STAINED STEEL (158)
-ZARA 1294                     8   6  1    60       STAINED STEEL (158)
 CHURCH OF RISING SUN 2657     8   5  1    60       CHAPEL ROCK (287)
-HARVEY 2636                   7   1  0    58       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WASHOUT 2730                  5   8  1    57       PATCH WORKS (303)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SYLVESTER 2728               14  11  0    53       ISLANDERS (247)
-FETT II 1478                  9   3  0    48       STAINED STEEL (158)
 COCO NUTTAL 2741              7   6  0    47       ISLANDERS (247)
-DRISKAN 1071                 14   4  0    46       STAINED STEEL (158)
 BELITRIS 2737                 6  12  0    39       ISLANDERS (247)
-APPLESEED 2662                3   1  0    39       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
 DILLIS RHIN 2742              6   6  0    35       ISLANDERS (247)
-ELMINSTER 2679                5   2  0    35       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FLAT TIRE 2738                4   7  1    33       PATCH WORKS (303)
-DARNED SOCK 2751              3   3  1    32       PATCH WORKS (303)
-LEAKY ROOF 2732               6   6  0    31       PATCH WORKS (303)
-INUYASHA 2683                 3   1  3    29       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
 IRISH FLAG 2674               3   4  0    26       HANGOVERS (265)
-SETHRA 1376                   6   5  0    25       STAINED STEEL (158)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SARS 2749                     4   2  0    19       VIRUS (304)
-SWINE FLU 2754                3   0  0    19       VIRUS (304)
 THOSE I HURT 2761             1   1  0    15       BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)
-TORN JEANS 2739               2   7  0    13       PATCH WORKS (303)
-EBOLA 2756                    2   0  0     9       VIRUS (304)
 STONE TEMPLE PILOT 2755       1   2  0     9       CHAPEL ROCK (287)
 CHAGUA KORBIN 2760            1   3  0     6       ISLANDERS (247)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
CHAGUA MARNIR 2743      5  3 0 ISLANDERS 247        CANCER 2746           250  NOT REVENGED
H.I.V. 2744             6  2 1 VIRUS 304            WASHOUT 2730          253  JUST REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

The cure for HIV was right in front of ua all along.  All that was needed was a goood
Washout!

Margarita -- Ole!  But I don't have your salt. -- Sylvester

Church of Rising Sun -- I wish!  It just seems to come up gray these days.  Must be a
seasonal thing. -- Dillis Rhin

Lee's Revenge?  Bah. -- Coco Nuttal

Sars -- If you say so.  But I'm not buying any. -- Belitris

Swine Flu -- Contradiction there. -- Chagua Korbin

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CANCER devastated WASHOUT in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud fight.
FLAMING MOE vanquished COCO NUTTAL in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
STONE TEMPLE PILOT was demolished by DILLIS RHIN in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
I'M A BASHER bested WISE OLD WAYNE in a popular 1 minute veteran's contest.
NAZARETH luckily beat M. CHARDINEE in a crowd pleasing 12 minute Title competition.
I MOTHER EARTH won victory over DUM GRUNT in a 2 minute master's fight.
I'M POWERLESS savagely defeated LONG ISLAND in a popular 6 minute master's brawl.
MARGARITA vanquished BELITRIS in a 1 minute uneven duel.
CHURCH OF RISING SUN won victory over SYLVESTER in a action packed 1 minute fight.
IRISH FLAG vanquished VENAL CLERK in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
THOSE I HURT overpowered CHAGUA KORBIN in a 1 minute one-sided melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-LUNGE       12 -   7 -  1      63  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         TOTAL PARRY       13 -   8 -  1      62  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   21 -  19 -  2      53  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         LUNGING ATTACK    14 -  13 -  0      52  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         AIMED BLOW        13 -  13 -  1      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         BASHING ATTACK    24 -  24 -  2      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         WALL OF STEEL      3 -  10 -  0      23  |

Turn 254 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     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         3  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     3 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         3  BASHING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         3  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  2     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  3                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      NAZARETH 2503              16   8  0  107 CHAPEL ROCK (287)
BASHING ATTACK   I'M A BASHER 2682          18   8  0  105 BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)
PARRY-LUNGE      I MOTHER EARTH 2504        14  10  0   98 CHAPEL ROCK (287)
STRIKING ATTACK  WISE OLD WAYNE 2427        12   6  0   92 NOT QUITE (240)
LUNGING ATTACK   FLAMING MOE 2420           14  11  0   66 HANGOVERS (265)
AIMED BLOW       COCO NUTTAL 2741            7   6  0   47 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 I'M POWERLESS 2629.  The ten other most popular fighters were I MOTHER EARTH 
2504, I'M A BASHER 2682, MARGARITA 2633, CANCER 2746, DILLIS RHIN 2742, CHURCH OF 
RISING SUN 2657, SYLVESTER 2728, THOSE I HURT 2761, FLAMING MOE 2420, and STONE 
TEMPLE PILOT 2755.

The least popular fighter this week was NAZARETH 2503.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were CHAGUA KORBIN 2760, BELITRIS 2737, LONG ISLAND 2500, COCO NUTTAL 2741, 
WASHOUT 2730, IRISH FLAG 2674, WISE OLD WAYNE 2427, STONE TEMPLE PILOT 2755, FLAMING 
MOE 2420, and THOSE I HURT 2761.

                   MAIL-IN TOURNEY L

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
POPEYE 1429 (40-26-0)                  1  4  0         S.O.S.               

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SLIPPERY NIPPLE 2323 (31-23-1)         2  3  0         HANGOVERS            

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
IMMOVEABLE OBJECT 2110 (31-12-1)       4  3  0         NOT QUITE            

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SUDDEN DEATH 361 (8-4-0)               0  3  0         WHAT'S IN A NAME     

DEAD CHALLENGERS TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
JUDAS PRIEST 2506 (11-3-3)             5  3  0         CHAPEL ROCK          

DEAD CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
LA JOLLA 2703 (12-8-1)                 4  3  0  DEAD   ALL-STAR NANA'S      
HARVEY WALLBANGER 2382 (4-2-0)         0  3  0         HANGOVERS            

DEAD ADEPTS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MINNIE 2694 (7-5-0)                    0  3  0         ALL-STAR NANA'S      

DEAD INITIATES TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
H.I.V. 2744 (6-2-1)                    2  3  1         VIRUS                

                        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!