DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/19/2011    Duedate: 09/15/2011

ILLIS ARENA

DM-59    TURN-264

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BURNING RUBBER
WHAT'S IN A NAME (68)
(59-363) [13-3-1,138]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BURNING RUBBER                 POSITION IS EMPTY
WHAT'S IN A NAME (68)          
(59-363) [13-3-1,138]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

I'M POWERLESS                  HAPPY DRUNKARD
BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)         BLOODGUARD (190)
(59-2629) [20-37-0,97]         (59-2126) [6-2-0,54]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ISLANDERS (247)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ISLANDERS (247)             60
2. WHAT'S IN A NAME (68)       29      WHAT'S IN A NAME (68)
3. BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)       4      Unchartered Team
4. IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)      3
5. BLOODGUARD (190)            -4      DANISH HEADBUTTS (173)

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)     48  21  3 69.6   1/ 1 ISLANDERS (247)          10  5 0
 2/ 0 IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)  144  73  9 66.4   2/ 2 BLOODGUARD (190)          9  6 0
 3/ 2 TALL TALES (305)          58  36  1 61.7   3/ 4 WHAT'S IN A NAME (68)     6  1 0
 4/ 3 BLOODGUARD (190)          37  41  3 47.4   4/ 3 TALL TALES (305)          5 10 0
 5/ 4 BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)    64  77  1 45.4   5/ 0 IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)   3  2 0
 6/ 5 ISLANDERS (247)          352 446 12 44.1   6/ 5 BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)    1  9 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 338): CONFIDENCE of CONSANGUINEOUS (Manniquin, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 335): SCARLET of D'HARAN EMPIRE (Lord Rahl, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 333): SNORTY MCSNORT of ALL NIGHT LONG (Destitute Noble?)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 289): OUTLAW STAR of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 311): YUMALESCA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 305): ACE OF BASE of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 292): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 286): ZOUM LA BOUSE of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 270): ALBERT of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 263): BURNING RUBBER of WHAT'S IN A NAME (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 239): GEROGE IGONO of THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 240): WHOLE of MILK IS GOOD (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 240): STINKY PETE of DREW'S BOYS II (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 55): ACCORDION of OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 238): DUTCH TREAT of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 338): SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 334): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 333): NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 289): THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 311): GOD OR GODDESS (Sir Blackguard, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 305): LAND OF OZ (Oz, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 292): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 286): WAH CHING (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 270): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 263): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 239): SLAMMA JAMMA (Crip?, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 240): MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 240): H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 55): SUDDENLY, THE VAN (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 238): SPARF! et al (Crip, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 337): CONFESSION of CONSANGUINEOUS (Manniquin, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 335): SCARLET of D'HARAN EMPIRE (Lord Rahl, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 333): SNORTY MCSNORT of ALL NIGHT LONG (Destitute Noble?)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 289): OUTLAW STAR of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
                   (turn 288): TIMOR UNRED of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 305): ACE OF BASE of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                                      JUNEAU DAWNING of ALASKAN PIPELINE (Storm Lord)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 291): GOBERT HINNY of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 269): CAO ZHEN of ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
                           ALLERDAE CHAN of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 240): TORANS ULRIK of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 239): MRS POTATOE HEAD of DREW'S BOYS II (The Mun, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Hail Illis!  It is I, your reigning Duelmaster, once again returning a champion
from the sands.  I can really get used to this, being the top dog in town!  Looks
like Uncle Fester needed to bring over the whole Adamms Family if he wanted to give
me a run for my money.  Can't blame a guy for tryin', though.  Now I don't know what
exactly happened to my challenges last turn, so I'll give it another go.  The honor
goes out again to Lord Foul and I'm Powerless.  But I kind of like the purple robes,
so they'll have to bring their A game if they want to take it from me!

Till next time,
Burning Rubber

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of ILLIS!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  In one of the week's more notable duels, 
DILLIS RHIN put down APPLESEED, causing her to lose 14 points of recognition in the 
process.  As is fitting, the most sought after warrior on the challenge boards this 
week was none other than Duelmaster BURNING RUBBER himself.  Most watched of the 
fights this week, the spotlight was on LORD FOUL as he bore arms against the 
challenge of reigning Duelmaster BURNING RUBBER.  Although LORD FOUL made a valiant 
effort, it did not suffice to topple the reign of victorious BURNING RUBBER.  No 
confirmation, but my sources claim that the top team has gained their position using 
magical aids.  Charmed weapons perhaps?   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city ILLIS.  My inside sources tell me that the team to beat in ILLIS these 
days is BLOODGUARD.  At least, most blades in town are looking to avoid them.  
Methinks more than a few here could name the guild it was that spent the better part 
of last week avoiding BLOODGUARD.  Indeed it was BASHAHOLICS ANON.  I can not but 
mention with disdain the name of I'M A BASHER who this week posted a challenge to a 
warrior a full 12 points below in the rankings.  I thought I'M A BASHER showed great 
skill and promise when he lost to BELITRIS.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big 
deal!   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  Some say a warrior is judged by the way he bears arms.  One thing 
is sure, better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!   
     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!  More than a sharp eye must I keep, 
indeed a stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari await 
me!  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                  
 BURNING RUBBER 363           13   3  1   138       WHAT'S IN A NAME (68)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FAIRYFIRE 2660               14   1  1   123       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
 DAMN I'M SEXY 362            12   4  0   109       WHAT'S IN A NAME (68)
 SYLVESTER 2728               19  16  0   105       ISLANDERS (247)
 HARVEY 2636                  10   1  0   102       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
 I'M POWERLESS 2629           20  37  0    97       BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)
 LORD FOUL 1395               12   9  1    93       BLOODGUARD (190)
 BELITRIS 2737                12  16  0    92       ISLANDERS (247)
 UNCLE FESTER 2768            12   7  0    92       TALL TALES (305)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KING MIDAS 2770              10   3  0    86       TALL TALES (305)
 I'M A BASHER 2682            23  13  0    82       BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)
-SUDDEN DEATH 361              9   5  0    76       WHAT'S IN A NAME (68)
 COCO NUTTAL 2741             13  10  0    74       ISLANDERS (247)
 G W BUSH 2764                11   8  1    68       TALL TALES (305)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DILLIS RHIN 2742             10  12  0    56       ISLANDERS (247)
 ELMINSTER 2679                6   3  0    55       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
 INUYASHA 2683                 5   1  3    55       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
 HAPPY DRUNKARD 2126           6   2  0    54       BLOODGUARD (190)
 URMUNG COSBU 1397            10   4  0    52       BLOODGUARD (190)
 APPLESEED 2662                4   2  0    45       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOHN WAYNE 2766              11   8  0    44       TALL TALES (305)
 JOHNNY APPLESEED 2767        11   8  0    41       TALL TALES (305)
 CHAGUA KORBIN 2760            5   9  0    41       ISLANDERS (247)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TABBEK 1613                   6   8  1    29       BLOODGUARD (190)
 THOSE I HURT 2778             3   1  0    26       BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)
-SNAPPLE 364                   6   6  0    24       WHAT'S IN A NAME (68)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BANN 2162                     3   3  1    13       BLOODGUARD (190)
 THERE IS A GOD 2779           2   2  0    11       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

Damn I'm Sexy -- You're more than sexy.  You're gorgeous!  You did what none of my
last 14 opponents could do: teach me a single decise skill.  Thanks so much.  A
single train and the commission will finally recognize me! -- I'm a Basher

Lord Foul -- Aptly named, to be sure.  Unless luck plays out to the extreme in one
way or the other, the commission will grant me Lord Protector status on turn 266 and
all will be revealed. -- I'm Powerless
P.S.  A very good win for you following poor choices by Assur

I'm Powerless will neither challenge nor avoid for his final two turns here in Illis.
He will be heading to the Dark Arena for his graduation fight in an almost certain
loss.  But for anyone wanting to take advantage of his skill teaching ability, your
time is running out!  For those who are not aware, he teaches VERY, VERY well.  
Fifty-seven skills taught in 16 or 17 turns against 10 different opponents here in
Illis (one turn his opponent did not get a train, not clear whether the opponent was
Learning skills or not). -- Assurnasirbanipal

Dillis Rhin -- Let's go have a drink to celebrate my win, and commiserate your loss.
-- Happy Drunkard

Chagua Korbin -- Tabbek told me you'd be an easy mark (he neglected to mention that
you were a smoker, you performance does indicate the lack of physical ability
associated with such activity).  I think he lied to me. -- Bann

John Wayne -- Ouch.  Simply ouch. -- Tabbek

I'm powerless -- Were you hoping to make it the best of three, or...? -- Lord Foul

There Is a God -- It's true, the more I drink the less I feel.  Will it ruin my life?
Probably no more than dying in the arena, really.  Hopefully, I can make it to the
Isle where I can continue for eternity, that'd be nice. -- Happy Drunkard

Assur -- Thanks for the kind words. -- Sigurd

Burning Rubber -- You're a big honcho?  Heck, we were hoping for a big cheese.  Sharp
cheddar for choice.  Well, such is life. -- the Islanders

Sigurd Fafnisbane and Bloodguard -- Welcome back.  Luau on the beach after the
fights. -- Jorja and the Islanders

We salute the tourney participants. -- Jorja and the Islanders

G.W. Bush -- I *knew* there was a bird in that bush, and I *got* him.  Also, the fans
went wild over my flashing performance.  I like that. -- Sylverster

Urmung Cosbu -- Not only experience, but the style match as well, favored me.  Plus,
I'm trying a new shade of eye shadow.  What do you think? -- Belitris

Johnny Appleseed -- Actually, it was probably the storm winds that devastated those
trees.  Not me, honest!  Why would I eat green apples? -- Coco Nuttal

Happy Drunkard -- Heck, I have the only loss on our team!  I'm gonna be washing
dishes for a month! -- Dillis Rhin

Bann -- Well, what can I say?  Style match and experience, you know.  Although I do
NOT like the result, me being shoved up the rankings and all.  That's going to mean
trouble.  Tougher opponents and all. -- Chagua Korbin

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BURNING RUBBER devastated LORD FOUL in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title fight.
DAMN I'M SEXY vanquished KING MIDAS in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
I'M A BASHER was demolished by BELITRIS in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
THERE IS A GOD was devastated by CHAGUA KORBIN in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
THOSE I HURT savagely defeated BANN in a 3 minute Challenge competition.
SYLVESTER overpowered I'M POWERLESS in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
HARVEY devastated G W BUSH in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
FAIRYFIRE handily defeated COCO NUTTAL in a 2 minute uneven melee.
UNCLE FESTER vanquished ELMINSTER in a action packed 1 minute gruesome one-sided duel.
APPLESEED was defeated by DILLIS RHIN in a exciting 1 minute fight.
JOHNNY APPLESEED was overcome by HAPPY DRUNKARD in a popular 3 minute bout.
URMUNG COSBU subdued JOHN WAYNE in a crowd pleasing 2 minute match.
TABBEK was handily defeated by INUYASHA in a 1 minute one-sided contest.

                                    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      3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|AIMED BLOW                       6         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -   6 -  0      63  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    22 -  20 -  0      52  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -  11 -  0      52  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         AIMED BLOW        19 -  19 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK    15 -  16 -  0      48  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         TOTAL PARRY        4 -   5 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 264 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    3 -  0     AIMED BLOW         2 -  4         3  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         2  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  3     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  BASHING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  BURNING RUBBER 363         13   3  1  138 WHAT'S IN A NAME (68)
WALL OF STEEL    FAIRYFIRE 2660             14   1  1  123 IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  DAMN I'M SEXY 362          12   4  0  109 WHAT'S IN A NAME (68)
PARRY-LUNGE      LORD FOUL 1395             12   9  1   93 BLOODGUARD (190)
AIMED BLOW       KING MIDAS 2770            10   3  0   86 TALL TALES (305)
BASHING ATTACK   I'M A BASHER 2682          23  13  0   82 BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)
LUNGING ATTACK   INUYASHA 2683               5   1  3   55 IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
TOTAL PARRY      JOHNNY APPLESEED 2767      11   8  0   41 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 HAPPY DRUNKARD 2126.  The ten other most popular fighters were THOSE I HURT 
2778, JOHN WAYNE 2766, BELITRIS 2737, UNCLE FESTER 2768, BURNING RUBBER 363, CHAGUA 
KORBIN 2760, HARVEY 2636, APPLESEED 2662, URMUNG COSBU 1397, and DAMN I'M SEXY 362.

The least popular fighter this week was TABBEK 1613.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were JOHNNY APPLESEED 2767, G W BUSH 2764, I'M POWERLESS 2629, BANN 2162, 
THERE IS A GOD 2779, KING MIDAS 2770, LORD FOUL 1395, INUYASHA 2683, ELMINSTER 2679, 
and I'M A BASHER 2682.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

I'M A BASHER (59-2682) BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)

               FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY XLVII

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SIMBACK 834 (86-61-0)                  0  5  0         DAMAGE INC.          

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
POPEYE 1429 (45-37-0)                  2  3  0         S.O.S.               

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
WON TWO MANY 2208 (15-4-0)             4  3  0         THE WILLBURYS 59     

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
HARVEY 2636 (9-1-0)                    1  3  0         IMPROVED ILLUSION    

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
IMMACULATECOLLECTION 2632 (16-2-0)     2  3  0         CHAPEL ROCK          

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
RED RED WINE 2481 (10-4-1)             2  3  0         HANGOVERS            

                             * * * * *   MEMO  * * * * *

From:       The Office of Accurate Census Reporting, Gladiatorial Commission
To:         All Managers

In the interest of preserving our natural resources and preventing managerial writer's 
cramp, census forms will be provided for warriors by request only, effective 
immediately.  Managers may register their warriors' races and/or favorite sayings by 
simply writing them on a separate piece of paper and submitting them to the Commission.  
For any questions, please contact the Gladiatorial Commission.