DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/07/2011    Duedate: 02/03/2011

ILLIS ARENA

DM-59    TURN-256

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

I'M A BASHER
BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)
(59-2682) [20-8-0,111]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

I'M A BASHER                   POSITION IS EMPTY
BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)         
(59-2682) [20-8-0,111]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

I'M POWERLESS                  I'M A BASHER
BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)         BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)
(59-2629) [16-33-0,81]         (59-2682) [20-8-0,111]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ISLANDERS (247)             16
2. BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)      11      BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)
3. VIRUS (304)                  0      Unchartered Team
4. HANGOVERS (265)              0
5. CHAPEL ROCK (287)            0      CANADIAN BADLAND (219)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)  136  71  9 65.7   1/ 2 BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)    8  1 0
 2- 2 NOT QUITE (240)           31  17  1 64.6   2/ 5 ISLANDERS (247)           6  9 0
 3- 3 VIRUS (304)               26  16  3 61.9   3- 4 VIRUS (304)               3  1 0
 4- 4 HANGOVERS (265)          160 121 14 56.9   4- 3 HANGOVERS (265)           3  1 0
 5- 5 CHAPEL ROCK (287)        236 182 14 56.5   5- 1 CHAPEL ROCK (287)         3  1 0
 6/ 6 BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)    52  56  1 48.1   6- 8 IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)   1  0 0
 7/ 7 ISLANDERS (247)          332 426 12 43.8   7- 7 NOT QUITE (240)           0  1 0
 8- 8 PATCH WORKS (303)         23  38  4 37.7   8- 6 PATCH WORKS (303)         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 330): ZITHER of Z GLADIATORS (Z-Man, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 327): TEZCATLIPOCA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 625): CHALDEA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 281): TIMOR UNRED of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 303): PAYNE of DARQUE FORCES II (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 297): AFRICAN QUEEN of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 284): WHISTLIN DIXIE of DARQUE FORCES II (Master Darque)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 278): TWO of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 263): KORASIM of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 255): I'M A BASHER of BASHAHOLICS ANON (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 231): DANNY HEATLEY of OTTAWA SENATORS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 232): STEVE LAKE of SUE'S BOYS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 232): ANASTASIA of MYSTERIOUS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 47): CONFESSION of OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 230): DUTCH TREAT of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 330): SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 327): MY GENERATION (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 325): MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 281): THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 303): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 297): LAND OF OZ (Oz, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 284): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 278): BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 263): SPARF! (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 255): BASHAHOLICS ANON (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 231): NEW YORK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 232): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 232): H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 47): OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 230): SPARF! et al (Crip, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 297): AFRICAN QUEEN of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                                      THE LION KING of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                                      ITHYIC THING of ABYSMAL RITES (Reaper, mgr.)
                          (turn 296): MEDEE of THE OPERA (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 278): TWO of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
                (turn 277): TORTURING TULIP of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 263): KORASIM of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
               (turn 262): MADAM VENUSIA of SPARF! (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 232): ANASTASIA of MYSTERIOUS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
                (turn 231): DEATH SUCKS of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, 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.

     Back again, though not the way I'd expect.  Looks like Cancer is the top
contender.  Assur even hinted that just this once, he would not mind overmuch if my
QS were to hit a vital area and eliminate cancer.  Viruses are bad.  Cancer is one of
the worst.
     But perhaps by fighting him I can overcome my recent learning block.  No matter
what I do in practice or in the arena, I just can't seem to get past my past
tendencies.  I know I've been lucky, but I rely on that luck to win.  It is almost as
if I ignore my training and just rely on my inner instinct and predict the fight as
it starts to unfold.
     It has mostly served me very well.  But I've never faced a deadly virus before.
It is somewhat scary.  And I don't have any of the traditional tools for fighting
such viruses.  Cut it up, burn it, poison it, then drug it.  And Assur sends me out
with a Quarterstaff.

Still, I'm a Basher

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, Warriors of ILLIS.  Allow this humble servant Novgorodny Vir to give 
you a respite from the fights in the form of this Spyreport.  The boys at CHAPEL ROCK 
left the arena dejected, after being kicked out of the top spot by BASHAHOLICS ANON.  
Good show!  CHAPEL ROCK after a sorry 0-0-0 might want to consider abandoning the 
sands and taking up singing the 'Can't fight no more' blues!  What's a move up by 3 
you ask?  (alright, maybe you didn't ask)  Cause for celebration, according to 
ISLANDERS.  ISLANDERS had cause to celebrate, after BELITRIS got 11 points by beating 
SCRAWNY GEORGE.  A certain someone should cut down on the drinking and practice more, 
after losing 15 points to LUCIUS VORENUS.  (Discrete enough, COCO NUTTAL?) Those who 
hoped for a new Duelmaster were disappointed by DUM GRUNT, of ILLIS, who despite a 
0-0-0 couldn't overcome ILLIS' Number 1.  Word has it one team in ILLIS is using 
psychics to predict wins.  They lead a charmed life!   
     So much to report, so little time!  To quell some nasty rumors, the guys in 
IMPROVED ILLUSION are not carrying any incurable diseases.  No need to avoid 'em.  As 
a woman of good breeding scorns the "warriors" of BASHAHOLICS ANON, so did that sorry 
team shy from IMPROVED ILLUSION  
     Is there life after death?  Pragmatics (and warriors) know there is death after 
life!  Oh hard!  that to strike a flame, the match itself must needs be wasting!   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  Keep those sands bloody and the buzzards fat!  Do 
not despair!  I shall return!-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 I'M A BASHER 2682            20   8  0   111       BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-IMMACULATECOLLECTION 2632    16   2  0   115       CHAPEL ROCK (287)
-NAZARETH 2503                16   8  0   107       CHAPEL ROCK (287)
-RED RED WINE 2481            10   4  1   106       HANGOVERS (265)
-FAIRYFIRE 2660               12   1  1   102       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
-I MOTHER EARTH 2504          14  10  0    98       CHAPEL ROCK (287)
-CANCER 2746                   9   1  2    98       VIRUS (304)
-WISE OLD WAYNE 2427          12   6  0    92       NOT QUITE (240)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 I'M POWERLESS 2629           16  33  0    81       BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)
-MARGARITA 2633                8   5  0    71       HANGOVERS (265)
-LONG ISLAND 2500             12   3  0    69       HANGOVERS (265)
-HARVEY 2636                   8   1  0    69       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FLAMING MOE 2420             14  11  0    66       HANGOVERS (265)
 SYLVESTER 2728               15  12  0    64       ISLANDERS (247)
-CHURCH OF RISING SUN 2657     8   5  1    60       CHAPEL ROCK (287)
 DILLIS RHIN 2742              8   6  0    58       ISLANDERS (247)
-WASHOUT 2730                  5   8  1    57       PATCH WORKS (303)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BELITRIS 2737                 7  13  0    50       ISLANDERS (247)
 COCO NUTTAL 2741              8   7  0    40       ISLANDERS (247)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-APPLESEED 2662                3   1  0    39       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
-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)
 THOSE I HURT 2761             3   1  0    27       BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)
-IRISH FLAG 2674               3   4  0    26       HANGOVERS (265)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SARS 2749                     4   2  0    19       VIRUS (304)
-SWINE FLU 2754                3   0  0    19       VIRUS (304)
-EBOLA 2756                    3   0  0    18       VIRUS (304)
-TORN JEANS 2739               2   7  0    13       PATCH WORKS (303)
-STONE TEMPLE PILOT 2755       1   2  0     9       CHAPEL ROCK (287)
 CHAGUA KORBIN 2760            1   5  0     8       ISLANDERS (247)
-CREUTZFELDT-JAKOB 2763        0   1  0     1       VIRUS (304)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
H.I.V. 2744             6  2 1 VIRUS 304            WASHOUT 2730          253  REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

CJ -- Can I call you CJ?  I truly am sorry and doing my best.  Being a basher is hard
and I want to change my ways.  I apologize for hurting you. -- Those I Hurt

Cancer -- I was hoping.  Perhaps too much. -- I'm Powerless

Crip -- Farewell for now, my friend. -- Assur

Harvey -- If you're the illusion I'm thinking of, shouldn't you be taller? --
Sylvester

Do not ask me about the Userous Merchant.  My opinion is unprintable. -- Belitris

This Titus Pullo is a silly boy, and I did enjoy the fight.  Beating up men who are
so much bigger than I am makes me feel... powerful!  I am woman, hear me roar! --
Coco Nuttal

I don't always agree with Coco, but she's got a point with this guy. -- Dillis Rhin

Ebola -- Some standards of cleanliness would help. -- Chagua Korbin

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

I'M A BASHER viciously subdued DUM GRUNT in a 2 minute gruesome master's Title fight.
I'M POWERLESS subdued KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
BELITRIS defeated SCRAWNY GEORGE in a 1 minute duel.
COCO NUTTAL was bested by LUCIUS VORENUS in a 1 minute contest.
DILLIS RHIN demolished THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
SYLVESTER vanquished SCRAWNY GEORGE in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
CHAGUA KORBIN was overpowered by THOSE I HURT in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         TOTAL PARRY       13 -   6 -  1      68  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-LUNGE       11 -   7 -  0      61  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK    26 -  20 -  1      57  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         AIMED BLOW        15 -  12 -  1      56  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         STRIKING ATTACK   19 -  18 -  1      51  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         LUNGING ATTACK    12 -  15 -  0      44  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   8 -  0      27  |

Turn 256 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   I'M A BASHER 2682          20   8  0  111 BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)
STRIKING ATTACK  SYLVESTER 2728             15  12  0   64 ISLANDERS (247)
AIMED BLOW       DILLIS RHIN 2742            8   6  0   58 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 A BASHER 2682.  The ten other most popular fighters were SYLVESTER 2728, 
I'M POWERLESS 2629, BELITRIS 2737, DILLIS RHIN 2742, THOSE I HURT 2761, COCO NUTTAL 
2741, CHAGUA KORBIN 2760,  0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was CHAGUA KORBIN 2760.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were COCO NUTTAL 2741, THOSE I HURT 2761, DILLIS RHIN 2742, BELITRIS 
2737, I'M POWERLESS 2629, SYLVESTER 2728, I'M A BASHER 2682,  0,  0, and  0.

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

     For those of you who keep track of such things, several additional warriors 
graduated from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                       MR. GHERKIN (6-6385) of 071406AD  (544)
                       OPUS X (11-5276) of OLD BOYS CLUB  (483)
                   CARDINAL KRAKEN (69-8569) BEASTS OF NEON  (831) 
                    GANGRENE (82-30731) THAT SPECIAL SMELL  (5042) 
                      WAY TOO CUTE (82-32711) 12/19/04A  (5398) 
                         CHINA (82-35079) MORE PLACES  (5777) 
                      ASPARAGUS (82-38983) UNDERRATED 2  (6485) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes