DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/27/2012    Duedate: 05/24/2012

ILLIS ARENA

DM-59    TURN-273

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

APPLESEED
IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
(59-2662) [13-2-1,141]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

APPLESEED                      BANE OF BONES
IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)        PARAGONS (306)
(59-2662) [13-2-1,141]         (59-2781) [6-1-1,38]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SYLVESTER                      ZARUKO
ISLANDERS (247)                IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
(59-2728) [21-23-0,98]         (59-2796) [1-2-0,9]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)     28
2. ISLANDERS (247)             28      IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
3. BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)      28      Unchartered Team
4. PARAGONS (306)              22
5. TALL TALES (305)            18      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)  182  80 10 69.5   1/ 1 IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)  13  2 1
 2/ 3*PARAGONS (306)            19  14  2 57.6   2/ 3*PARAGONS (306)            8  5 1
 3/ 2 TALL TALES (305)          77  57  2 57.5   3/ 2 BLOODGUARD (190)          8  7 0
 4/ 5 BLOODGUARD (190)          58  65  3 47.2   4/ 5 ISLANDERS (247)           8  7 0
 5/ 0 BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)    68  79  2 46.3   5/ 4*VIGILANTE JUSTICE (307)   5 10 2
 6/ 4*VIGILANTE JUSTICE (307)   11  14  4 44.0   6/ 6 TALL TALES (305)          4  8 1
 7/ 6 ISLANDERS (247)          369 474 14 43.8   7/ 0 BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)    2  1 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 347): AKANAH of STRANGE UNIVERSE (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 344): TAXES of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 341): XANDAR of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 298): FALLON GRIMM of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 320): ROSELYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 314): SPAWN of FANTASTIC FIVE (?, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 301): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 295): JASMIN of JADE WARRIORS (Brandon Massingale, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 279): WORZEEL of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 272): APPLESEED of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 247): SUGAR HILL GANG of RAP ATTACKS (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 249): 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 64): VODI of OLLIS HEROES (Omega, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 247): MAD CAT of INSP GADGETS MINIONS (The Mun, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 347): YOU PAY I SLAY (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 344): PHANTACITY (Omega, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 341): MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 298): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 320): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 314): OBSIDIAN ORDER (Skaven, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 301): LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 295): FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 279): KIWI CONNECTION II (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 272): IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 248): DARQUE FORCES V (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 249): MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 249): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 64): OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 247): TALL TALES (A-Sop, mgrs.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 346): NORM QUESHA of MIDDLE WAY 11 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 340): OMBERT QURL of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 298): FALLON GRIMM of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
                   (turn 297): RATA of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 295): AREOPOLITE of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 248): DIANGELIQUE of DARQUE FORCES V (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 249): LOUIE MURH of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 249): PANAMA OATES of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 64): VODI of OLLIS HEROES (Omega, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     So why do I have this bag over my head?  Because I am The Unknown Spymaster and 
I'm going to give you a spy report!.  Hey everybody, watch out for G W BUSH, who flew 
up 17 points in the rankings after mashing HAPPY DRUNKARD like a melon.  Keep your 
eye on this guy.  Ya know, some days it doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  HAPPY 
DRUNKARD was defeated by G W BUSH and drops 14 points.  Going for the gusto and 
coming up with aught but bloody knuckles was ISLANDERS' BELITRIS, who was turned away 
from the Duelmastership by APPLESEED.  Can you believe they are paying me 10 gold to 
deliver this stuff?   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the ILLIS arena.  Here's a 
song for you:  Who's afraid of the big, bad BLOODGUARD?  Big bad BLOODGUARD.  Big bad 
BLOODGUARD.  ILLIS' afraid of the big bad BLOODGUARD.  Tra la la la la!  For those of 
you who like math, try this one:  BLOODGUARD + Weapons That go Boom = IMPROVED 
ILLUSION + Avoid City.  Well dang howdy, but if challenges were votes, MAAZERUS would 
be president.  Although it may be a contest he doesn't want to win.   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  Well, the arena is no place for slow learners (and 
hopefully T.P.s) and APPLESEED demonstrated that very violently on BELITRIS' body.  
The audience likes blood and there was plenty of it covering TABBEK as he was driven 
to an early grave by KING MIDAS of the TALL TALES.  Carrion Bird Heaven:  BELITRIS 
was put to death by APPLESEED (The true definition of 'Street Pizza').  Congrats to 
BANE OF BONES for revenging the death of his teammate (but more importantly, feeding 
BRUTUS a bit of dirt).  Here's some advice:  warriors with little wit and will may 
encounter problems on the trail to the Isle.   
     Well, there's the manager of the ILLIS giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 
'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  Okay, so I may not be the world's 
best comedian, but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  See ya next time 
I'm on this circuit!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 APPLESEED 2662               13   2  1   141       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ELMINSTER 2679               13   5  0   110       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
 G W BUSH 2764                16  12  1   101       TALL TALES (305)
 SYLVESTER 2728               21  23  0    98       ISLANDERS (247)
 INUYASHA 2683                12   3  3    96       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COCO NUTTAL 2741             16  16  0    84       ISLANDERS (247)
 DILLIS RHIN 2742             14  17  1    81       ISLANDERS (247)
 HAPPY DRUNKARD 2126          10   7  0    79       BLOODGUARD (190)
 CHAGUA KORBIN 2760           11  12  1    78       ISLANDERS (247)
 BANN 2162                     9   6  1    77       BLOODGUARD (190)
 KING MIDAS 2770              14   8  1    73       TALL TALES (305)
 URMUNG COSBU 1397            14   9  0    71       BLOODGUARD (190)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOHN WAYNE 2766              15  13  0    66       TALL TALES (305)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOHNNY APPLESEED 2767        14  14  0    56       TALL TALES (305)
 BANE OF BONES 2781            6   1  1    38       PARAGONS (306)
 THOSE I HURT 2778             4   1  0    37       BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRUTUS 2789                   4   1  1    23       VIGILANTE JUSTICE (307)
 THERE IS A GOD 2779           3   2  0    21       BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)
 YI JING BA GUA 2800           2   0  0    19       PARAGONS (306)
 TESSAI 2795                   3   0  0    18       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
 MOLASSES 2793                 2   2  0    18       PARAGONS (306)
 MYSTRA 2797                   1   2  1    15       VIGILANTE JUSTICE (307)
 HINTIS 2801                   2   0  0    13       BLOODGUARD (190)
 ZARUKO 2796                   1   2  0     9       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
 MAAZERUS 2790                 1   4  0     7       VIGILANTE JUSTICE (307)
 RILEY 2792                    1   4  0     7       VIGILANTE JUSTICE (307)
 FEARLESS INVENTORY 2787       0   1  0     7       BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)
 SEMARA 2803                   0   1  0     1       VIGILANTE JUSTICE (307)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
TABBEK 1613             9 14 1 BLOODGUARD 190       KING MIDAS 2770       273   
BELITRIS 2737          14 23 0 ISLANDERS 247        APPLESEED 2662        273   

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
FAECE 2798              1  1 0 PARAGONS 306         MYSTRA 2797           273   
FLESHRENDER 2785        3  2 1 PARAGONS 306         INDIGO 2788           271  REVENGED
KRISIS 2794             0  1 0 PARAGONS 306         BRUTUS 2789           270  JUST REVENGED
PHOTON 2783             3  1 0 PARAGONS 306         INDIGO 2788           270  REVENGED
SLIT-THROAT 2799        0  2 0 PARAGONS 306         SHEWISH GIANT         273  NONE
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

Brandon Massingale -- Wooo weee!  I almost had a heart attack watching our stars go
at it.  I thought that Bane was a goner, too, the way it was going!  Well, I'll not
lie, I'm afraid to see how the Bane of Bones/Brutus battle is going to go as it's
probably inevitable.  Good luck, Brandon.  No hard feelings, but Bane is too stupid
to hold back.  Good luck to Brutus as well. -- Ravinkor, mgr. Paragons

All -- Who runs Improved Illusion?  Tall Tales?  Just curious. -- Ravinkor, mgr.
Paragons

     Improved Illusion is Master Darque.  Tall Tales is A-Sop.

Brutus -- Shoot!  I  knew you were going to win.  I told the boss as much, but nooo,
he doesn't listen to me.  Good fight, buddy.  Ph, psst... look out, Bane said in our
dormitory that he was gonna smash you.  Good luck... -- Molasses

Brutus -- BoB had fun with Indigo.  She body now.  You body soon. :) -- Bane of Bones

All -- BoB not like tourney.  BoB sore all over. -- Bane of Bones

We are back for a few months!  We really want our Bashaholics program to take off and
the only way to get the sponsors we need is through success on the sands.  So here we
are again. -- Assur
personals for dm 59

Ravinkor -- With luck, there should be a diplo from me in this turn. -- Jorja

Happy Drunkard -- I'm glad someone is happy about that.  I'm not. -- Dillis Rhin

Defeating a Kung-Fu Master is always satisfying. -- Belitris
P.S.  And not even fattening.

Bann -- The weight of my experience crushed you down.  Sometimes it crushes me, too.
-- Sylvester

Urmung Cosbu -- It sounds like you won't see many others around with your name. --
Coco Nuttal

Tabbek -- Correct me if I'm wrong, but haven't we done this before? -- Chagua Korbin
P.S.  Not that I mind.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SLIT-THROAT was barely slain by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
BRUTUS was bested by BANE OF BONES in a exciting 1 minute gruesome Bloodfeud duel.
MYSTRA savagely slew FAECE in a 2 minute bloody beginner's Challenge fight.
MOLASSES devastated MAAZERUS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
RILEY was outlasted by TESSAI in a dull 13 minute amateur's Challenge competition.
APPLESEED assassinated BELITRIS in a 1 minute one-sided Title struggle.
HAPPY DRUNKARD was devastated by G W BUSH in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
ELMINSTER overcame COCO NUTTAL in a 2 minute expert's melee.
SYLVESTER vanquished JOHN WAYNE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
INUYASHA won victory over URMUNG COSBU in a popular 1 minute gory duel.
DILLIS RHIN beat VETERAN MERCENARY in a popular 1 minute melee.
BANN overpowered JOHNNY APPLESEED in a 3 minute one-sided match.
KING MIDAS delivered the death blow upon TABBEK in a 3 minute master's conflict.
CHAGUA KORBIN subdued DOOMIE JUGGERNAUT in a popular 1 minute master's match.
THOSE I HURT overcame LUCIUS VORENUS in a 1 minute conflict.
THERE IS A GOD defeated CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute duel.
ZARUKO savagely defeated SEMARA in a action packed 3 minute beginner's struggle.
HINTIS bested PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 5 minute amateur's brawl.
YI JING BA GUA overpowered FEARLESS INVENTORY in a 1 minute one-sided bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   8         WALL OF STEEL     14 -   6 -  0      70  |
|AIMED BLOW                       8         LUNGING ATTACK    35 -  21 -  2      63  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         SLASHING ATTACK   21 -  13 -  4      62  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         BASHING ATTACK    15 -  11 -  2      58  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW        31 -  37 -  2      46  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -  15 -  1      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         TOTAL PARRY        8 -  12 -  0      40  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   8 -  0      27  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 273 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-LUNGE        1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  2         4  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  4         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  3     
AIMED BLOW         4 -  4     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   APPLESEED 2662             13   2  1  141 IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
WALL OF STEEL    ELMINSTER 2679             13   5  0  110 IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
STRIKING ATTACK  G W BUSH 2764              16  12  1  101 TALL TALES (305)
BASHING ATTACK   HAPPY DRUNKARD 2126        10   7  0   79 BLOODGUARD (190)
AIMED BLOW       BANN 2162                   9   6  1   77 BLOODGUARD (190)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SYLVESTER 2728.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was ZARUKO 2796.  The ten other most popular fighters were BANN 2162, CHAGUA KORBIN 
2760, FAECE 2798, MOLASSES 2793, INUYASHA 2683, DILLIS RHIN 2742, KING MIDAS 2770, 
THOSE I HURT 2778, SEMARA 2803, and SLIT-THROAT 2799.

The least popular fighter this week was RILEY 2792.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were TESSAI 2795, HINTIS 2801, JOHNNY APPLESEED 2767, JOHN WAYNE 2766, HAPPY 
DRUNKARD 2126, BELITRIS 2737, MAAZERUS 2790, FEARLESS INVENTORY 2787, YI JING BA GUA 
2800, and THERE IS A GOD 2779.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

G W BUSH (59-2764) TALL TALES (305)

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY LIII

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
RYRELEE 478 (60-57-1)                  0  5  0         HARE CONTROL         

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
LONDON QUIREBOY 2513 (38-17-1)         3  3  0         CHAPEL ROCK          
WON TWO MANY 2208 (18-4-0)             3  3  0         THE WILLBURYS 59     
IMMOVEABLE OBJECT 2110 (46-17-1)       1  2  0         NOT QUITE            

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SUDDEN DEATH 361 (9-5-0)               1  3  0         WHAT'S IN A NAME     

INITIATES FOOLS TOURNEY                W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BANE OF BONES 2781 (5-1-1)             0  3  0         PARAGONS