DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/30/2012    Duedate: 04/26/2012

ILLIS ARENA

DM-59    TURN-272

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

APPLESEED
IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
(59-2662) [12-2-0,127]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

APPLESEED                      BANE OF BONES
IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)        PARAGONS (306)
(59-2662) [12-2-0,127]         (59-2781) [5-1-1,33]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BELITRIS                       INUYASHA
ISLANDERS (247)                IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
(59-2737) [14-22-0,91]         (59-2683) [11-3-3,93]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ISLANDERS (247)             48
2. PARAGONS (306)              38      IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
3. IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)     32      Unchartered Team
4. TALL TALES (305)             3
5. VIGILANTE JUSTICE (307)     -6      PARAGONS (306)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)  177  80  9 68.9   1/ 1 IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)  13  2 0
 2/ 2 TALL TALES (305)          75  55  1 57.7   2/ 3 BLOODGUARD (190)          9  6 0
 3/ 3*PARAGONS (306)            16  12  2 57.1   3/ 6*PARAGONS (306)            7  6 2
 4/ 4*VIGILANTE JUSTICE (307)   10  10  3 50.0   4/ 2*VIGILANTE JUSTICE (307)   7  8 3
 5/ 5 BLOODGUARD (190)          56  62  3 47.5   5/ 4 ISLANDERS (247)           7  8 2
 6/ 6 ISLANDERS (247)          366 472 14 43.7   6/ 5 TALL TALES (305)          3  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 346): NORM QUESHA of MIDDLE WAY 11 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 343): TAXES of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 341): XANDAR of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 297): ASQUITH of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 319): ROSELYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 313): SALAD SLAYER of VEGAN CANNIBALS (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 300): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 294): ZOUM LA BOUSE of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 278): QIONG YING of ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 271): APPLESEED of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 246): RAPUNZEL of DARQUE FORCES V (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 248): NAEFAN ORDH of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 248): PANAMA OATES of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 63): VODI of OLLIS HEROES (Omega, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 246): MONKEY BUSINESS of PRIMATES-R-US (Crip, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 346): YOU PAY I SLAY (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 343): DREW'S BOYS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 341): MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 297): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 319): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 313): VEGAN CANNIBALS (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 300): LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 294): BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 278): KIWI CONNECTION II (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 271): IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 246): DARQUE FORCES V (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 248): MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 248): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 63): OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 246): TALL TALES (A-Sop, mgrs.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 346): NORM QUESHA of MIDDLE WAY 11 (Jorja, mgr.)
               (turn 345): CONFIDENCE of CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 340): OMBERT QURL of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 297): RATA of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
                   (turn 296): IPSWICH of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 312): PATRY TRAP of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 299): PURPLE ACE of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 670): LORD FOUL of BLOODGUARD (Sigird Fafnisbane, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, friends and fiends, welcome to your friendly neighborhood spyreport.  
I doubt ILLIS will ever be the same.  PARAGONS stable has parlayed this turn's 3-2-1 
into a 3 space move up the rankings.  This brings them up to 3rd place.  Good work, 
guys!  The ISLANDERS guild has had a 4-1-0 turn and deserves to be watched in the 
future.  You never know where this kind of thing can lead.  And let's see, COCO 
NUTTAL fought URMUNG COSBU and gained 23 points and contributed to ISLANDERS' 4-1-0.  
URMUNG COSBU has lost to COCO NUTTAL, falling 18 points, while helping make 
BLOODGUARD a 2-3-0 turn.  Defending hers title for another turn, APPLESEED kept TALL 
TALES' warrior, JOHN WAYNE, from claiming the throne.  By the way, was that our 
Duelmaster that I saw last night, cramped under the table at The Welcome Wench?   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.  I also notice that the BLOODGUARD 
stable was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on ILLIS, what are you afraid of?  
And guess who avoided BLOODGUARD stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was IMPROVED 
ILLUSION.  Anyone surprised?  The most challenged warrior this turn was VIGILANTE 
JUSTICE's warrior INDIGO.  More fighters challenged her than challenged the 
Duelmaster!  ELMINSTER of IMPROVED ILLUSION had better have a good reason for 
challenging down 10 points in a challenge which he won.  I thought ELMINSTER showed 
great skill and promise when he overcame G W BUSH.  All right, so I slept through it! 
Big deal!   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  Whatever bright future INDIGO may 
have had, it's all history now.  The manager of VIGILANTE JUSTICE has lost a 
promising 3-0-2 warrior.  The Welcome Wench declares a free round for BANE OF BONES 
and all of PARAGONS, for having revenged VIGILANTE JUSTICE's INDIGO for killing one 
of their comrades.  Kudos go out to BANE OF BONES this turn, for revenging PARAGONS' 
bloodfeud against VIGILANTE JUSTICE's warrior INDIGO.  Well done.  A brave warrior 
does not carry a red shield, he has nothing to cover or hide when the fight is over.  
Consider well.   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep your 
swords sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to 
paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 APPLESEED 2662               12   2  0   127       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ELMINSTER 2679               12   5  0   108       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
 INUYASHA 2683                11   3  3    93       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
 HAPPY DRUNKARD 2126          10   6  0    93       BLOODGUARD (190)
 SYLVESTER 2728               20  23  0    91       ISLANDERS (247)
 BELITRIS 2737                14  22  0    91       ISLANDERS (247)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 G W BUSH 2764                15  12  1    84       TALL TALES (305)
 COCO NUTTAL 2741             16  15  0    83       ISLANDERS (247)
 JOHN WAYNE 2766              15  12  0    71       TALL TALES (305)
 DILLIS RHIN 2742             13  17  1    70       ISLANDERS (247)
 URMUNG COSBU 1397            14   8  0    68       BLOODGUARD (190)
 BANN 2162                     8   6  1    68       BLOODGUARD (190)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KING MIDAS 2770              13   8  0    66       TALL TALES (305)
 CHAGUA KORBIN 2760           10  12  1    64       ISLANDERS (247)
 JOHNNY APPLESEED 2767        14  13  0    57       TALL TALES (305)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TABBEK 1613                   9  13  1    44       BLOODGUARD (190)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BANE OF BONES 2781            5   1  1    33       PARAGONS (306)
 BRUTUS 2789                   4   0  1    25       VIGILANTE JUSTICE (307)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TESSAI 2795                   2   0  0    16       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
 FAECE 2798                    1   0  0    13       PARAGONS (306)
 YI JING BA GUA 2800           1   0  0    12       PARAGONS (306)
 MOLASSES 2793                 1   2  0     8       PARAGONS (306)
 MAAZERUS 2790                 1   3  0     6       VIGILANTE JUSTICE (307)
 HINTIS 2801                   1   0  0     6       BLOODGUARD (190)
 RILEY 2792                    1   3  0     6       VIGILANTE JUSTICE (307)
 MYSTRA 2797                   0   2  0     2       VIGILANTE JUSTICE (307)
 ZARUKO 2796                   0   2  0     2       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
 SLIT-THROAT 2799              0   1  0     1       PARAGONS (306)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
FLESHRENDER 2785        3  2 1 PARAGONS 306         INDIGO 2788           271  JUST REVENGED
KRISIS 2794             0  1 0 PARAGONS 306         BRUTUS 2789           270   
PHOTON 2783             3  1 0 PARAGONS 306         INDIGO 2788           270  JUST REVENGED
INDIGO 2788             3  1 2 VIGILANTE JUSTIC 307 BANE OF BONES 2781    272   
SANDRA 2791             1  1 0 VIGILANTE JUSTIC 307 FLESHRENDER 2785      270  REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Ravinkor -- Nice playon my name, but it seems that your Paragons are the ones being
tossed. -- Brandon Massingale

Bane of Bones -- I think it's time for us to meet, but unlike my comrades, I won't be
so easy.  Just ask you friends Photon and Fleshrender... oh yeah, I forgot I killed
them, oops. (laughing) -- Indigo

What an amazing thing that has transpired!  Indigo is a vicious little thing, never
in my right mind did I think she could kill.  But it wasn't just one--no, it was
two... hmm...  I wonder who's next in her destructive path?  Well, anyways, besides
Indigo, Brutus is also a killer and they're both undefeated.  :)  Unfortunately, this
turn wasn't so great, being a 2-3.  I guess I need to double my warriors' training
regimen.  Well, until next time. -- Brandon Massingale, mgr. Vigilante Justice
P.S.  See y'all at the tourney!

Massingale -- Hello there, oh "Chunk in the Wind" (I love your name). ;)  I must say
that your little Indigo is impressive.  Poor Fleshrender wasn't ready for her.  She
narrowly avoided my Bane of Bones (poor Maazerus put up a fight though).  So
hopefully Indigo will meet Bane this turn. -- Ravinkor, mgr Paragons

Maazerus -- You hit hard.  Me hit harder.  BoB like you though.  Others break too
easy. -- Bane of Bones

Indigo -- BoB coming for you.  BoB play ruff wit you.  Fleshrender and litte
Photon... BoB miss -- Bane of Bones

Brutus -- Hi!  I can't believe the Boss is pitting me against you!  When you were
exed I though you did in Krisis quite well.  I signed up with him, but didn't like
him much.  So don't take this personal. -- Molasses

Brandon Massingale -- Okay, that makes sense.  I just wondered. -- Jorja

Inuyasha -- That was a very, um, subtle illusion.  Not enough magic to trigger the
arena defenses against it, but... I was never sure exactly where you were.
Confusing. -- Dillis Rhin

Bann -- Ouch? -- Sylvester

Happy Drunkard -- I've never known a genuinely happy one. -- Coco Nuttal

Veteran Mercenary?  Bah. -- Belitris

John Wayne -- I don't suppose anyone could keep you down for long.  It just isn't in
your mystique. -- Chagua Korbin

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BANE OF BONES viciously butchered INDIGO in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Bloodfeud fight.
MOLASSES was savagely defeated by BRUTUS in a 1 minute gory novice's Bloodfeud melee.
ELMINSTER vanquished G W BUSH in a popular 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
RILEY luckily beat ZARUKO in a unpopular 7 minute amateur's Challenge match.
MAAZERUS was vanquished by TESSAI in a 3 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
APPLESEED overpowered JOHN WAYNE in a popular 1 minute mismatched Title brawl.
DILLIS RHIN was handily defeated by HAPPY DRUNKARD in a 1 minute uneven melee.
BELITRIS won victory over KUNG-FU MASTER in a action packed 2 minute one-sided duel.
SYLVESTER overpowered BANN in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
INUYASHA viciously subdued KING MIDAS in a popular 4 minute brutal bout.
URMUNG COSBU was subdued by COCO NUTTAL in a 2 minute master's competition.
TABBEK was devastated by CHAGUA KORBIN in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
JOHNNY APPLESEED slimly won victory over SCRAWNY GEORGE in a 4 minute bout.
MYSTRA was handily defeated by YI JING BA GUA in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
FAECE devastated MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute uneven duel.
SLIT-THROAT was beaten by HINTIS in a 3 minute amateur's brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       7         WALL OF STEEL     13 -   6 -  0      68  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         SLASHING ATTACK   21 -  10 -  3      68  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         LUNGING ATTACK    33 -  18 -  1      65  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         BASHING ATTACK    14 -  12 -  2      54  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW        29 -  37 -  1      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -  16 -  1      43  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         TOTAL PARRY        7 -  11 -  0      39  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   8 -  0      27  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 272 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:

PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         2 -  5         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  4         3  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   APPLESEED 2662             12   2  0  127 IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
WALL OF STEEL    ELMINSTER 2679             12   5  0  108 IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
BASHING ATTACK   HAPPY DRUNKARD 2126        10   6  0   93 BLOODGUARD (190)
STRIKING ATTACK  G W BUSH 2764              15  12  1   84 TALL TALES (305)
AIMED BLOW       COCO NUTTAL 2741           16  15  0   83 ISLANDERS (247)
TOTAL PARRY      JOHNNY APPLESEED 2767      14  13  0   57 TALL TALES (305)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BELITRIS 2737.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was INUYASHA 2683.  The ten other most popular fighters were INDIGO 2788, BELITRIS 
2737, KING MIDAS 2770, MAAZERUS 2790, APPLESEED 2662, YI JING BA GUA 2800, HAPPY 
DRUNKARD 2126, COCO NUTTAL 2741, JOHNNY APPLESEED 2767, and SLIT-THROAT 2799.

The least popular fighter this week was RILEY 2792.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were TABBEK 1613, BANN 2162, DILLIS RHIN 2742, ZARUKO 2796, MOLASSES 2793, 
MYSTRA 2797, CHAGUA KORBIN 2760, JOHN WAYNE 2766, TESSAI 2795, and FAECE 2798.