DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/16/2011    Duedate: 10/13/2011

ILLIS ARENA

DM-59    TURN-265

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

I'M POWERLESS
BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)
(59-2629) [21-37-0,114]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FAIRYFIRE                      POSITION IS EMPTY
IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)        
(59-2660) [15-1-1,131]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

I'M POWERLESS                  INUYASHA
BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)         IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
(59-2629) [21-37-0,114]        (59-2683) [5-2-3,47]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ISLANDERS (247)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. TALL TALES (305)            65
2. IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)     40      WHAT'S IN A NAME (68)
3. BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)      21      Unchartered Team
4. BLOODGUARD (190)            -7
5. ISLANDERS (247)            -27      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  23  3 67.6   1/ 1 ISLANDERS (247)           9  6 0
 2/ 2 IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)  148  74  9 66.7   2/ 4 TALL TALES (305)          8  7 0
 3/ 3 TALL TALES (305)          63  36  1 63.6   3/ 5 IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)   7  3 0
 4/ 5 BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)    66  77  2 46.2   4/ 2 BLOODGUARD (190)          5 10 0
 5/ 4 BLOODGUARD (190)          38  45  3 45.8   5/ 3 WHAT'S IN A NAME (68)     4  2 0
 6/ 6 ISLANDERS (247)          353 450 12 44.0   6/ 6 BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)    3  5 1

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

       * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ *

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 339): CONFIDENCE of CONSANGUINEOUS (Manniquin, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 336): WHITE BECT of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 334): SLATE G35 of NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble?)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 290): QUITA ROSALA of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 312): YUMALESCA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 306): KATIE of ALL-STAR NANA'S (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 293): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 287): ZOUM LA BOUSE of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 271): ALBERT of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 264): BURNING RUBBER of WHAT'S IN A NAME (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 240): SUGAR HILL GANG of RAP ATTACKS (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 241): WHOLE of MILK IS GOOD (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 241): STINKY PETE of DREW'S BOYS II (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 56): ACCORDION of OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 239): WHACKING WILLOW of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 339): SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 336): ISIS PTAH (?, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 334): NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 290): THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 312): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 306): DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 293): THE MYRMIDONS (Sigurd Fafnisbane, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 287): WAH CHING (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 271): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 264): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 240): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 241): MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 241): H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 56): SUDDENLY, THE VAN (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 239): FELINES et al (Consortium, mgrs.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 336): WHITE BECT of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
              (turn 335): SCARLET of D'HARAN EMPIRE (Lord Rahl, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 334): SLATE G35 of NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble?)
                   (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  45 STORMCROWE (turn 312): YUMALESCA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 306): BASKET of LAND OF OZ (Oz, mgr.)
                                      KISS OF DEATH of DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
                                      KANA BALLISTIC of DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
                          (turn 305): ACE OF BASE of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                                      JUNEAU DAWNING of ALASKAN PIPELINE (Storm Lord)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 264): I'M A BASHER of BASHAHOLICS ANON (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 240): TORANS ULRIK of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Hello, kiddies!  I am back for a repeat performance as your Duelmaster!  Lord
Foul gave it a good shot, but in the end he found out why I still reign supreme
around here.  But enough about me for a second.  I also want to extend my
congratulations to I'm A Basher for finally making it to the Isle!  It's been a long
road, but I salute you.  Now it's time for his stablemate I'm Powerless, who's having
an even longer road, to follow him.  So with that intro, I'll be challenging I'm
Powerless this turn.  If he can beat me, I'm sure he'll be leaving as well.  If not,
I'll be expecting my invite pretty soon too.  My second challenge goes out to
Sylvester.

See you on the sands,
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.  Did only my eyes note the 4-1-0 record 
which IMPROVED ILLUSION managed to post this round?  I don't doubt that such a record 
will draw challengers!  APPLESEED caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial 
commission as she skillfully bested DILLIS RHIN and was awarded 17 points in 
recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, APPLESEED put down DILLIS 
RHIN, causing her to lose 13 points of recognition in the process.  Unwilling to wait 
upon the will of others, Duelmaster BURNING RUBBER challenged I'M POWERLESS last week 
in a match to decide the fate of the throne.  The city has turned out in honor of I'M 
POWERLESS, for with its arena victory it may now lay claim to the highest position in 
the city!  Informants "close" to the city champion have told me that he never fights 
without pantyhose on beneath his armor.  Watch out!   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  I saw one fighter that warriors 
avoided when this week's challenge seeking began.  BLOODGUARD is feared.  This much I 
can say.  If you didn't look down dark alleys you'd have been hard pressed to find 
any of IMPROVED ILLUSION last week.  Busy avoiding BLOODGUARD?  Mighty fighters 
cannot but expect competition from those below.  DILLIS RHIN take warning!  You have 
more than a few enemies in ILLIS.  For some warriors honor is not important--only 
empty victory.  See, gladiators, how FAIRYFIRE of IMPROVED ILLUSION challenged down 
18 points to SYLVESTER.  The weight of the challenge fell hard upon SYLVESTER and 
predictably he was bested by FAIRYFIRE.  This is how to arouse the anger of an entire 
guild!   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Strange what qualities come forth in the face of 
certain doom.  I'M A BASHER has the town astir with the news of his Dark Arena 
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!  Sadly warriors, now longer can I 
keep thy company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  Till 
next we meet remember - the pen is mightier than the sword, but a maul is a different 
story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 I'M POWERLESS 2629           21  37  0   114       BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FAIRYFIRE 2660               15   1  1   131       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
 HARVEY 2636                  11   1  0   117       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
 UNCLE FESTER 2768            13   7  0   103       TALL TALES (305)
 SYLVESTER 2728               19  17  0   102       ISLANDERS (247)
 KING MIDAS 2770              11   3  0    94       TALL TALES (305)
 DAMN I'M SEXY 362            12   5  0    93       WHAT'S IN A NAME (68)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LORD FOUL 1395               12  10  1    89       BLOODGUARD (190)
 BURNING RUBBER 363           13   4  1    88       WHAT'S IN A NAME (68)
 BELITRIS 2737                12  17  0    86       ISLANDERS (247)
 G W BUSH 2764                12   8  1    84       TALL TALES (305)
-SUDDEN DEATH 361              9   5  0    76       WHAT'S IN A NAME (68)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ELMINSTER 2679                7   3  0    63       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COCO NUTTAL 2741             13  11  0    62       ISLANDERS (247)
 APPLESEED 2662                5   2  0    62       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
 JOHN WAYNE 2766              12   8  0    59       TALL TALES (305)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOHNNY APPLESEED 2767        12   8  0    56       TALL TALES (305)
 HAPPY DRUNKARD 2126           6   3  0    51       BLOODGUARD (190)
 CHAGUA KORBIN 2760            6   9  0    48       ISLANDERS (247)
 INUYASHA 2683                 5   2  3    47       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
 URMUNG COSBU 1397            10   5  0    44       BLOODGUARD (190)
 DILLIS RHIN 2742             10  13  0    43       ISLANDERS (247)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TABBEK 1613                   6   9  1    28       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                     4   3  1    22       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

Belitris -- Assur said that even if I lost, you shouldn't try to kill me.  He didn't
inform me that I should expect to lose. -- I'm a Basher

I'm a Basher graduates: 15-8(1)-9-11(1)-17-6(1)-21 B, Good End, Great Dmg.  Faves:
MO/VL MA, Bash Tactic, Learns Parry.  (Was mildly surprised, given his overall
performance, that I had none of his faves.  Some warriors over perform.  Skills:
14/10/25/26(+4)/7/16 -- No, that is not a misprint.  He graduates with Master Parry.
It was a blast running him and figuring out how to win fights with his somewhat odd
skill distribution.

Most importantly, he fulfills my quest to graduate a 21 deftness basher.  Not a hard
one to graduate, but this is my first.  To the Dark Arena and retirement! -- Assur

Sylvester -- In addition to being powerless, I'm also not very good.  And Assur is
threatening to not let me retire after graduation. -- I'm Powerless

     Ah!  A hard fate.

Happy Drunkard -- Why would I comiserate my loss?  I don't care HOW miserable that
thing is!  We might try drowning my sorrows, though. -- Dillis Rhin
P.S.  Except that I think they can swim.

Bann -- People always lie.  They can't help it.  Even that observation is a lie. --
Chagua Korbin

We congratulate I'm a Basher and salute the tourney participants, all in one not-fell
swoop. -- Jorja and the Islanders

I'm A Basher -- Well, don't blame ME. -- Belitris

There Is a God -- But... he's unhappy with you, perhaps? -- Chagua Korbin

I'm Powerless -- And I'm delighted about that. -- Sylvester

Fairyfire -- That's... disconcerting.  Blue lights around our weapons, and sparking
off our armor?  I didn't know what to do or where to look. -- Coco Nuttal

Appleseed -- What?  I thought you were a Tall Tale! -- Dillis Rhin

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

I'M A BASHER viciously butchered SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
BURNING RUBBER was demolished by I'M POWERLESS in a 1 minute Challenge Title melee.
DAMN I'M SEXY was overpowered by HARVEY in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
FAIRYFIRE slimly won victory over SYLVESTER in a 3 minute veteran's Challenge fight.
ELMINSTER slimly won victory over HAPPY DRUNKARD in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
APPLESEED overpowered DILLIS RHIN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge struggle.
BELITRIS was bested by KING MIDAS in a popular 1 minute competition.
UNCLE FESTER overcame LORD FOUL in a action packed 1 minute melee.
G W BUSH vanquished COCO NUTTAL in a action packed 1 minute one-sided duel.
JOHNNY APPLESEED slimly won victory over INUYASHA in a popular 5 minute fight.
URMUNG COSBU was beaten by JOHN WAYNE in a popular 2 minute melee.
CHAGUA KORBIN overpowered TABBEK in a 1 minute one-sided match.
BANN bested CULT MEMBER in a 3 minute conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       6         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   1 -  0      83  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -   7 -  0      61  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    25 -  20 -  0      56  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY        5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -  12 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         BASHING ATTACK    15 -  16 -  1      48  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         AIMED BLOW        19 -  22 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 265 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    FAIRYFIRE 2660             15   1  1  131 IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
SLASHING ATTACK  HARVEY 2636                11   1  0  117 IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
STRIKING ATTACK  SYLVESTER 2728             19  17  0  102 ISLANDERS (247)
AIMED BLOW       KING MIDAS 2770            11   3  0   94 TALL TALES (305)
PARRY-LUNGE      LORD FOUL 1395             12  10  1   89 BLOODGUARD (190)
LUNGING ATTACK   APPLESEED 2662              5   2  0   62 IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
TOTAL PARRY      JOHNNY APPLESEED 2767      12   8  0   56 TALL TALES (305)
BASHING ATTACK   HAPPY DRUNKARD 2126         6   3  0   51 BLOODGUARD (190)
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 INUYASHA 2683.  The ten other most popular fighters were UNCLE FESTER 2768, 
SYLVESTER 2728, JOHN WAYNE 2766, FAIRYFIRE 2660, HAPPY DRUNKARD 2126, G W BUSH 2764, 
HARVEY 2636, ELMINSTER 2679, APPLESEED 2662, and JOHNNY APPLESEED 2767.

The least popular fighter this week was TABBEK 1613.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were URMUNG COSBU 1397, COCO NUTTAL 2741, DILLIS RHIN 2742, DAMN I'M SEXY 
362, BURNING RUBBER 363, BANN 2162, LORD FOUL 1395, CHAGUA KORBIN 2760, KING MIDAS 
2770, and BELITRIS 2737.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

I'M POWERLESS (59-2629) BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

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