DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/29/2011    Duedate: 05/26/2011

ILLIS ARENA

DM-59    TURN-260

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

FAIRYFIRE
IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
(59-2660) [13-1-1,118]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FAIRYFIRE                      POSITION IS EMPTY
IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)        
(59-2660) [13-1-1,118]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

I'M POWERLESS                  FAIRYFIRE
BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)         IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
(59-2629) [19-34-0,91]         (59-2660) [13-1-1,118]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

TALL TALES (305)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)    103
2. TALL TALES (305)            -5      TALL TALES (305)
3. BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)     -25      Unchartered Team
4. ISLANDERS (247)            -38
                                       LEGION OF DOOM (7)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 TALL TALES (305)          50  24  1 67.6   1/ 1 TALL TALES (305)          8  7 0
 2/ 0 IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)  141  71  9 66.5   2/ 3 BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)    6  8 0
 3/ 2 BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)    60  67  1 47.2   3/ 0 IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)   5  0 0
 4/ 3 ISLANDERS (247)          339 439 12 43.6   4/ 2 ISLANDERS (247)           4 11 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 334): ZITHER of Z GLADIATORS (Z-Man, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 331): RENTAL CAR of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 329): OMBERT QURL of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 285): TIMOR UNRED of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 307): CALLOUS CORTNEY of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 301): SHELDON of ALL-STAR NANA'S (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 288): DURANGO KID of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 282): AREOPOLITE of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 266): TIAN HU of ASIAN INVASION (?, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 259): I'M A BASHER of BASHAHOLICS ANON (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 235): PANAMA OATS of THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 236): TORANS ULRIK of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 236): MRS POTATOE HEAD of DREW'S BOYS II (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 51): ACCORDION of OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 234): WHACKING WILLOW of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 334): SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 331): SONS OF MARS (Mars, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 329): MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 285): THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 307): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 301): SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 288): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 282): WAH CHING (?, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 266): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 259): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 235): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 236): MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 236): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 51): SUDDENLY, THE VAN (She Puppy, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 234): OLDIES et al (Consortium, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 333): KERBIN NOTTS of MIDDLE WAY 11 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 330): PATTE DE SAGUAR of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 307): CALLOUS CORTNEY of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
                               PAYNE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 301): SHELDON of ALL-STAR NANA'S (The Mun, mgr.)
                                      RERUN of SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
                                      JACK KNIFE of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                          (turn 300): A TALE OF PAIN of ABYSMAL RITES (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 281): DESPAIR of DRAGON GUARD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 235): PANAMA OATS of THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 235): LILAS KEEPER of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 51): ORRIE POLLAS of MIDDLE WAY 21 (Jorja, mgr.)
                   (turn 50): CONFESSION of OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
                              QUITA REMMING of MIDDLE WAY 21 (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     G W, I fully expected you to come out swinging fast again, but when you
hesitated, I decided to take action.  Not the normal way I'm used to winning, but
I'll take a win whenever I can get it.  You never know when Lady Luck will turn her
back on me.  In all likelihood, we will find ourselves in the arena again, so I wish
you well.

                                      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.  Practice pays for 
HARVEY, who pummelled G W BUSH, to pocket 26 points.  G W BUSH certainly had a 
baffled expression on his face, after losing to HARVEY and losing 20 points in the 
process!  In ILLIS, nothing is permanent (except Death), and we find ourselves a new 
Duelmaster, FAIRYFIRE.  Word has it one team in ILLIS is taking speech lessons to try 
to bore their opponent to death.  I'll bet it works.   
     My mother wished me to avoid conflict, and seek the gentle trade of Spyreporter. 
But warriors aren't supposed to avoid fights!   
     The moving sword slashes, and having slashed, moves on...  Oh hard!  that to 
strike a flame, the match itself must needs be wasting!   
     Do not think spyreporting in ILLIS is the highlight of my life.  As the seasons 
change, and the creatures of the wild change also, so do I feel a yearning to leave 
this place.  Can anything compare to the pleasure of writing Spyreports for ILLIS?  
On that giddy note I take my leave-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FAIRYFIRE 2660               13   1  1   118       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 I'M A BASHER 2682            23   9  0    99       BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)
 HARVEY 2636                   9   1  0    95       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
 I'M POWERLESS 2629           19  34  0    91       BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)
 UNCLE FESTER 2768            10   5  0    91       TALL TALES (305)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KING MIDAS 2770               8   1  0    82       TALL TALES (305)
 G W BUSH 2764                10   5  1    73       TALL TALES (305)
 DILLIS RHIN 2742              9   9  0    68       ISLANDERS (247)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SYLVESTER 2728               16  15  0    63       ISLANDERS (247)
 APPLESEED 2662                4   1  0    59       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
 ELMINSTER 2679                6   2  0    57       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BELITRIS 2737                 8  16  0    49       ISLANDERS (247)
 INUYASHA 2683                 4   1  3    48       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
 COCO NUTTAL 2741             10   9  0    39       ISLANDERS (247)
 JOHNNY APPLESEED 2767        10   5  0    39       TALL TALES (305)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOHN WAYNE 2766               9   6  0    33       TALL TALES (305)
 CHAGUA KORBIN 2760            3   7  0    26       ISLANDERS (247)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THOSE I HURT 2778             1   0  0    13       BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)
 THERE IS A GOD 2779           1   0  0    13       BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

And the countdown begins.  I'm Powerless is now a permanent Challenger Champion.
Barring deaths, he will receive his invite in 6 more turns. -- Assur

Very amusing reading a spy with nothing to report.  The computer was very confused
and just spouted off quotes... -- Assur

Tall Tales -- I love it when a single team holds 5 stylemasters, even in an arena
like Illis. -- Assur

I'm Powerless -- Coulda fooled me!  That was a powerful one-shotter. -- Dillis Rhin

King Midas -- See if you can turn THOSE skills to gold. -- Sylvester

John Wayne -- Yes, that's in keeping with what I've heard of you:  you never dodge or
parry, just come straight on in. -- Belitris

Lee's Revenge -- Maybe that'll teach you better than to go "grinning down your
swordblade" at me. -- Coco Nuttal

Johnny Appleseed -- Quick, some apples!  I need to keep the doctors at bay. -- Chagua
Korbin

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

I'M A BASHER was bested by FAIRYFIRE in a action packed 3 minute master's Title fight.
I'M POWERLESS was overcome by UNCLE FESTER in a 1 minute one-sided match.
G W BUSH was devastated by HARVEY in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
DILLIS RHIN was defeated by KING MIDAS in a crowd pleasing 1 minute match.
SYLVESTER was devastated by KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
COCO NUTTAL was overpowered by APPLESEED in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
BELITRIS was defeated by ELMINSTER in a action packed 3 minute gruesome melee.
JOHNNY APPLESEED unbelievably bested CHAGUA KORBIN in a popular 2 minute duel.
JOHN WAYNE was vanquished by INUYASHA in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
THOSE I HURT overpowered MINI-PUMPKIN in a 1 minute uneven match.
THERE IS A GOD overpowered MINI-PUMPKIN in a 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   4 -  0      64  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY       11 -   7 -  0      61  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK    21 -  17 -  1      55  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW        14 -  14 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -  15 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         LUNGING ATTACK    16 -  18 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 260 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:

SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         1 -  2         2  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  3     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  2         2  STRIKING ATTACK
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    FAIRYFIRE 2660             13   1  1  118 IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
BASHING ATTACK   I'M A BASHER 2682          23   9  0   99 BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  HARVEY 2636                 9   1  0   95 IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
AIMED BLOW       KING MIDAS 2770             8   1  0   82 TALL TALES (305)
STRIKING ATTACK  G W BUSH 2764              10   5  1   73 TALL TALES (305)
LUNGING ATTACK   APPLESEED 2662              4   1  0   59 IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
TOTAL PARRY      JOHNNY APPLESEED 2767      10   5  0   39 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 FAIRYFIRE 2660.  The ten other most popular fighters were BELITRIS 2737, 
CHAGUA KORBIN 2760, I'M A BASHER 2682, HARVEY 2636, SYLVESTER 2728, ELMINSTER 2679, 
I'M POWERLESS 2629, UNCLE FESTER 2768, DILLIS RHIN 2742, and KING MIDAS 2770.

The least popular fighter this week was JOHN WAYNE 2766.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were COCO NUTTAL 2741, G W BUSH 2764, THERE IS A GOD 2779, APPLESEED 2662, 
THOSE I HURT 2778, INUYASHA 2683, JOHNNY APPLESEED 2767, KING MIDAS 2770, DILLIS RHIN 
2742, and UNCLE FESTER 2768.

                   MAIL-IN TOURNEY LI

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
POPEYE 1429 (42-33-0)                  2  3  0         S.O.S.               

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
WON TWO MANY 2208 (13-4-0)             2  3  0         THE WILLBURYS 59     

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SUDDEN DEATH 361 (8-4-0)               4  3  0         WHAT'S IN A NAME     
HARVEY 2636 (8-1-0)                    2  3  0         IMPROVED ILLUSION    

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
FAIRYFIRE 2660 (12-1-1)                2  3  0         IMPROVED ILLUSION    

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
APPLESEED 2662 (3-1-0)                 2  3  0         IMPROVED ILLUSION    
ELMINSTER 2679 (5-2-0)                 1  3  0         IMPROVED ILLUSION    

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
INUYASHA 2683 (3-1-3)                  2  3  0         IMPROVED ILLUSION