DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/04/2011    Duedate: 03/31/2011

ILLIS ARENA

DM-59    TURN-258

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

I'M A BASHER
BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)
(59-2682) [22-8-0,126]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

I'M A BASHER                   POSITION IS EMPTY
BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)         
(59-2682) [22-8-0,126]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

I'M POWERLESS                  COCO NUTTAL
BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)         ISLANDERS (247)
(59-2629) [18-33-0,95]         (59-2741) [9-8-0,49]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ISLANDERS (247)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)      36
2. ISLANDERS (247)              9      TALL TALES (305)
3. TALL TALES (305)             5      Unchartered Team

                                       DANISH HEADBUTTS (173)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 TALL TALES (305)          45  19  1 70.3   1/ 1 ISLANDERS (247)           8  7 0
 2/ 4 BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)    56  62  1 47.5   2/ 2 BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)    7  6 0
 3/ 5 ISLANDERS (247)          337 431 12 43.9   3/ 4 TALL TALES (305)          5  5 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

Players old and new!

     Some of you may know that at one point last year, RSI tried to pull together an
arena in which role-playing in the personals and in spotlights would be a significant
(and rewarded) feature.  Though it didn't work out, the idea remains an appealing
one.  I would like to propose that we, the players, sponsor such an effort.  No
rules, no prizes, just players getting into the spirit of role-play.
     I suggest Telorinthe, arena 83, as a place to try this.  Telorinthe is the slow
no-tourney arena, and it seems like a good place for this experiment.  There is no
large body of entrenched players with other interests.  Although some background work
has been done, there is no great, creaking, edifice of old spotlights to deal with.
Very little in the way of vested interests.  Perhaps if all goes well, the idea might
catch on in other arenas.
     In keeping with the "no rules" idea, I won't say, "Begins on turn ###!"  Just
show up when you feel like it and jump in.  We'll keep a seat ready for you.

Jorja and the Middle Way (Islanders here, Middle Way in Telorinthe)

P.S.  And I'll try to have at least a short piece each time.  No major adventures,
just "the adventure of living."  Bring your friends!

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                              ---===SLOW ARENA NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 332): ZITHER of Z GLADIATORS (Z-Man, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 329): PATTE DE SAGUAR of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 327): OMBERT QURL of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 283): TIMOR UNRED of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 305): CALLOUS CORTNEY of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 299): ACE FREHLEY of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 286): DURANGO KID of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 280): HOT STUFF of PYROMANIA (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 264): ALLERDAE CHAN of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 257): I'M A BASHER of BASHAHOLICS ANON (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 233): PANAMA OATS of THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 234): TORANS ULRIK of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 234): LILAS KEEPER of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 49): KARIN LO of MIDDLE WAY 21 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 232): DEVIL'S ADVOCATE of BLOOD 4 THE MASSES (The Mun, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 332): SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 329): DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 327): MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 283): PROPHETIC OMENS (Lord Rahl, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 305): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 299): OTTODROME TW (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 286): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 280): FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 264): SPARF! (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 257): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 233): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 234): MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 234): H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 49): OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 232): SPIDERS et al (Consortium, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 331): INDIOR LANDIS of MIDDLE WAY 11 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 328): TEZCATLIPOCA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 327): EXECUTIONER of RETRIBUTION (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 298): SALSA ELEMENTAL of DARQUE FORCES
                                                         (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 285): WHISTLIN DIXIE of DARQUE FORCES II (Master Darque)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 263): KORASIM of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 49): KARIN LO of MIDDLE WAY 21 (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Here I am, truly trying to embrace my nature and stop telling lies to myself and
those around me, and who enters the arena but a bunch of people who want to do
nothing but lie to those around them.  I refuse to let this stop my progress in this
program.  It is a tough program, no doubt.  Being a bashaholic is a horrible disease
that requires diligence and persistence to overcome.  But I know that I am a Basher
and will not let lies prevent me from overcoming!
     Learned another skill, but again not one that the commission will recognize.
Assur says there is a slight possibility I get my invite this turn as I reach 30
arena fights, but he says to not get too excited and certainly not to have my
expectations too high.  So I'm continuing to work in practice on the skills I need
for the commission to recognize my talents and give me the prize I seek.
     I do have to welcome the Tall Tales here, though, because as Chagua so
eloquently put it, it is nice to have fights against warriors and not commission
slaves.

-- I'm a Basher

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, in ILLIS a quiet thief gets rich, but a quiet spymaster gets poor.  So 
bring me ale and harken to my tidbits of news.  And let's see, COCO NUTTAL fought 
JOHNNY APPLESEED and gained 14 points and contributed to ISLANDERS' 2-3-0.  JOHNNY 
APPLESEED has lost to COCO NUTTAL, falling 9 points, while helping make TALL TALES a 
3-2-0 turn.  Defending his title for another turn, I'M A BASHER kept ISLANDERS' 
warrior, SYLVESTER, from claiming the throne.  Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I have 
heard from unimpeachable sources that The Welcome Wench uses trolls in their stew.  
Talk about gristle!   
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  Is it really true that ILLIS has more dishwashers per capita that fighters? 
Just thought I'd ask...   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  Always good to rest in ILLIS, but never good to wear out my welcome.  Look 
for me in future turns.  Until you see my quill in ILLIS again, farewell-- Alarond 
the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 I'M A BASHER 2682            22   8  0   126       BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 G W BUSH 2764                10   3  1    99       TALL TALES (305)
 I'M POWERLESS 2629           18  33  0    95       BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SYLVESTER 2728               16  13  0    84       ISLANDERS (247)
 DILLIS RHIN 2742              9   7  0    72       ISLANDERS (247)
 UNCLE FESTER 2768             9   4  0    70       TALL TALES (305)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOHN WAYNE 2766               9   4  0    59       TALL TALES (305)
 KING MIDAS 2770               6   1  0    59       TALL TALES (305)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COCO NUTTAL 2741              9   8  0    49       ISLANDERS (247)
 BELITRIS 2737                 7  15  0    45       ISLANDERS (247)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOHNNY APPLESEED 2767         8   5  0    34       TALL TALES (305)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHAGUA KORBIN 2760            3   5  0    25       ISLANDERS (247)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
HOPELESS ADDICT  2772   0  1 0 BASHAHOLICS ANON 297 CHOKEBOT 2000         258  NONE
HOPELESS ADDICT  2773   0  1 0 BASHAHOLICS ANON 297 RICHARD H.            258  NONE
REMOVE DEFECTS 2771     0  1 0 BASHAHOLICS ANON 297 STONE GOLEM           258  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

John Wayne -- Nice impression, but your accent gave you away. -- I'm Powerless

The Illis gladiatorial commission must be the stingiest in all Alastari.  Two win in
a row, 5 of 6, and 7 of the last 9 and I'm Powerless still can't get himself ranked
as a Challenger Champion.  Meanwhile, I'm a Basher has enough PPs to graduate three
times over and can't get his invite...  Tough place.  Tough place. --
Assurnasirbanipal
P.S.  It appears my program has gotten popular all of the sudden.  Unfortunately the
applicants don't want to change.  They simply want to be bashers.  And so I turn away
a few more addicts. -- Assur

     We want your guys to stay, so of course we aren't eager to move them along. --
     The Illis Commission

Uncle Fester -- Listen, I don't believe a word of that! -- Sylvester

King Midas -- Ah, I see.  Much is explained by that Golden Touch. -- Belitris

M. Chardinee may be a gentleman about this stuff, but he's stingy. -- Dillis Rhin

Johnny Appleseed -- Some guys will do anything for pie. -- Coco Nuttal
P.S.  So would I.
P.P.S.  Well, not ANYTHING, but many.

The Mordant Deserter?  Ridiculous. -- Chagua Korbin

I'm Powerless -- But you're lucky. -- the Islanders

We salute the tourney participants, even those who die. -- Jorja and the Islanders
P.S.  After all, the deaths probably weren't their idea.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

HOPELESS ADDICT 2 was butchered by RICHARD H. in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
HOPELESS ADDICT 1 was butchered by CHOKEBOT 2000 in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
REMOVE DEFECTS was easily killed by STONE GOLEM in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
I'M A BASHER overpowered SYLVESTER in a 1 minute mismatched Title duel.
DILLIS RHIN was devastated by G W BUSH in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
I'M POWERLESS demolished KING MIDAS in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
UNCLE FESTER vanquished BELITRIS in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
JOHN WAYNE beat LEE'S REVENGE in a 1 minute gruesome master vs. novice brawl.
COCO NUTTAL viciously subdued JOHNNY APPLESEED in a action packed 2 minute duel.
CHAGUA KORBIN overpowered OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         BASHING ATTACK    25 -  16 -  1      61  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-LUNGE        9 -   6 -  0      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         TOTAL PARRY       11 -   8 -  0      58  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK   17 -  15 -  1      53  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW        14 -  14 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         LUNGING ATTACK    12 -  16 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   3 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 258 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   I'M A BASHER 2682          22   8  0  126 BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)
STRIKING ATTACK  G W BUSH 2764              10   3  1   99 TALL TALES (305)
AIMED BLOW       DILLIS RHIN 2742            9   7  0   72 ISLANDERS (247)
SLASHING ATTACK  UNCLE FESTER 2768           9   4  0   70 TALL TALES (305)
LUNGING ATTACK   JOHN WAYNE 2766             9   4  0   59 TALL TALES (305)
TOTAL PARRY      JOHNNY APPLESEED 2767       8   5  0   34 TALL TALES (305)
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 COCO NUTTAL 2741.  The ten other most popular fighters were JOHN WAYNE 2766, 
I'M A BASHER 2682, G W BUSH 2764, I'M POWERLESS 2629, UNCLE FESTER 2768, CHAGUA 
KORBIN 2760, SYLVESTER 2728, HOPELESS ADDICT 2 2773, HOPELESS ADDICT 1 2772, and 
REMOVE DEFECTS 2771.

The least popular fighter this week was JOHNNY APPLESEED 2767.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were BELITRIS 2737, KING MIDAS 2770, DILLIS RHIN 2742, REMOVE 
DEFECTS 2771, HOPELESS ADDICT 1 2772, HOPELESS ADDICT 2 2773, SYLVESTER 2728, CHAGUA 
KORBIN 2760, UNCLE FESTER 2768, and I'M POWERLESS 2629.

               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.  

                      JAVA THE HUTT (11-7084) COFFEE WARS  (608)  
                       ACE FREHLEY (47-3669) ROYAL FLUSH  (48)  
                     PUSSY GALORE (82-9062) ROYAL FELINES  (1334)  
                  IMMACULATE (82-35293) SUPERIOR FORCES 4503  (5814)
                     FAT PANTS (82-39862) HAPPY HOLIDAYS  (6631) 
                    TROUE BIDE (82-46080) SACS DE SABLE 3  (7727) 
                     MAD MAX (82-56014) THE WILLBURYS 77  (9435) 
                        CALEB (84-2901) OF WOLF & MAN 5  (573)  

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes