DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/25/2012    Duedate: 06/21/2012

ILLIS ARENA

DM-59    TURN-274

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

APPLESEED
IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
(59-2662) [14-2-1,148]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

APPLESEED                      BRUTUS
IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)        VIGILANTE JUSTICE (307)
(59-2662) [14-2-1,148]         (59-2789) [4-2-1,15]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SYLVESTER                      THOSE I HURT
ISLANDERS (247)                BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)
(59-2728) [21-24-0,98]         (59-2778) [4-2-0,40]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ISLANDERS (247)             34
2. BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)      24      IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
3. TALL TALES (305)             7      Unchartered Team
4. BLOODGUARD (190)             5
5. VIGILANTE JUSTICE (307)      1      VIGILANTE JUSTICE (307)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)  185  82 10 69.3   1/ 1 IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)  12  3 1
 2- 2*PARAGONS (306)            19  14  2 57.6   2/ 4 ISLANDERS (247)          10  5 0
 3/ 3 TALL TALES (305)          79  59  2 57.2   3- 2*PARAGONS (306)            6  4 1
 4/ 4 BLOODGUARD (190)          60  67  3 47.2   4/ 3 BLOODGUARD (190)          6  8 0
 5/ 5 BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)    70  80  2 46.7   5/ 6 TALL TALES (305)          5  7 1
 6/ 7 ISLANDERS (247)          372 476 14 43.9   6/ 7 BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)    4  2 0
 7/ 6*VIGILANTE JUSTICE (307)   12  18  4 40.0   7/ 5*VIGILANTE JUSTICE (307)   4 11 1

    '*'   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 348): PENNY of YOU PAY I SLAY (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 345): COLGATE SMILE of MY GENERATION (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 342): XANDAR of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 299): ASQUITH of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 321): MINI DRIVER of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 315): SPAWN of FANTASTIC FIVE (?, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 302): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 296): SAVAGE SNOWBALL of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 280): TONG PAK FU of ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 273): APPLESEED of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 248): SUGAR HILL GANG of RAP ATTACKS (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 250): FILING FEE of BASH BROS LAWYER (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 250): BOOB of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 65): BERTHOLD of SUDDENLY, THE VAN (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 248): MAD CAT of INSP GADGETS MINIONS (The Mun, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 348): YOU PAY I SLAY (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 345): PHANTACITY (Omega, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 342): AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 299): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 321): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 315): VEGAN CANNIBALS (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 302): LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 296): FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 280): KIWI CONNECTION II (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 273): IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 249): WRATHMEN XIV (Kharadmon, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 250): MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 250): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 65): OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 248): SPARF! et al (Crip, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 346): NORM QUESHA of MIDDLE WAY 11 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 298): FALLON GRIMM of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 321): JOSIE WALES of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 302): RED ALERT of PUBLIC ENEMY (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 295): AREOPOLITE of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 273): G W BUSH of TALL TALES (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 248): SUGAR HILL GANG of RAP ATTACKS (Marma Duke, mgr.)
                 (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 65): BERTHOLD of SUDDENLY, THE VAN (She-Puppy, mgr.)
                   (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 DILLIS RHIN, who 
flew up 20 points in the rankings after mashing ELMINSTER like a melon.  Keep your 
eye on this gal.  Ya know, some days it doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  
ELMINSTER was subdued by DILLIS RHIN and drops 25 points.  Our battling duelmaster 
APPLESEED has managed to hold the title, fending off SYLVESTER's none too subtle 
advances.  Better luck next time, ISLANDERS.  4 out of 5 gladiators surveyed protect 
the body, so try and avoid aiming at that location.   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!  
And hey, kiddies, those of you who didn't avoid BLOODGUARD, please raise you hand.  
Wow.  Does ILLIS really have that many liars?  And you guys like to boo me?  Well, 
unsling your rasberries, cause IMPROVED ILLUSION beats feet every time BLOODGUARD 
smiles at them.  Try farming, eh?  And who is this KING MIDAS you ask, with 71 points 
and a 14-9-1 record.  Ooh, the tales I could tell!   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  Congrats to HAPPY DRUNKARD for revenging the death of his 
teammate (but more importantly, feeding KING MIDAS a bit of dirt).  Ask not the elves 
for counsel, for they will say both yes and no.  Silly buggers, eh?   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in ILLIS have no 
sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some 
tracks.  And remember, you can pick your friends and you can pick your--(loud boos), 
oh, you've heard that one already!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 APPLESEED 2662               14   2  1   148       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 INUYASHA 2683                13   3  3   103       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
 DILLIS RHIN 2742             15  17  1   101       ISLANDERS (247)
 SYLVESTER 2728               21  24  0    98       ISLANDERS (247)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHAGUA KORBIN 2760           12  12  1    89       ISLANDERS (247)
 COCO NUTTAL 2741             17  16  0    86       ISLANDERS (247)
 HAPPY DRUNKARD 2126          11   7  0    86       BLOODGUARD (190)
 ELMINSTER 2679               13   6  0    85       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
 BANN 2162                     9   7  1    74       BLOODGUARD (190)
 KING MIDAS 2770              14   9  1    71       TALL TALES (305)
 URMUNG COSBU 1397            14  10  0    70       BLOODGUARD (190)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOHN WAYNE 2766              15  14  0    66       TALL TALES (305)
 JOHNNY APPLESEED 2767        15  14  0    59       TALL TALES (305)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THOSE I HURT 2778             4   2  0    40       BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)
-BANE OF BONES 2781            6   1  1    38       PARAGONS (306)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THERE IS A GOD 2779           4   2  0    33       BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TESSAI 2795                   4   0  0    22       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
-YI JING BA GUA 2800           2   0  0    19       PARAGONS (306)
-MOLASSES 2793                 2   2  0    18       PARAGONS (306)
 FEARLESS INVENTORY 2787       1   1  0    16       BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)
 BRUTUS 2789                   4   2  1    15       VIGILANTE JUSTICE (307)
 HINTIS 2801                   3   0  0    15       BLOODGUARD (190)
 RILEY 2792                    2   4  0    13       VIGILANTE JUSTICE (307)
 MYSTRA 2797                   1   3  1    13       VIGILANTE JUSTICE (307)
 ZARUKO 2796                   1   3  0     6       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
 SEMARA 2803                   0   2  0     2       VIGILANTE JUSTICE (307)
 MISTER GILLIS 2804            0   1  0     1       ISLANDERS (247)

'-' 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  JUST REVENGED
BELITRIS 2737          14 23 0 ISLANDERS 247        APPLESEED 2662        273   
FAECE 2798              1  1 0 PARAGONS 306         MYSTRA 2797           273   

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
FLESHRENDER 2785        3  2 1 PARAGONS 306         INDIGO 2788           271  REVENGED
KRISIS 2794             0  1 0 PARAGONS 306         BRUTUS 2789           270  REVENGED
PHOTON 2783             3  1 0 PARAGONS 306         INDIGO 2788           270  REVENGED
INDIGO 2788             3  1 2 VIGILANTE JUSTIC 307 BANE OF BONES 2781    272   
MAAZERUS 2790           1  5 0 VIGILANTE JUSTIC 307 MOUNTAIN TROLL        274  NONE
SANDRA 2791             1  1 0 VIGILANTE JUSTIC 307 FLESHRENDER 2785      270  REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

King Midas -- Your golden touch appears to be a little bloodied; expect some attempts
to revenge Tabbek's death. -- Bloodguard

Dillis Rhin -- I'm always happy, so you can probably take some consolation from that
and imagine everyone else is sad too.  Coming to the inn for a few pre-fight
tankards?  I always finds it helps.  :) -- Happy Drunkard

Sylvester -- Indeed, it can cut both ways. -- Bann

Coco Nuttal -- Sigurd used to play this wonderful game back in high school (early
90s) called Moria, and I was named for a scroll... no one knows what kind of scroll,
but I believe Sigurd is under the impression it was a scroll of confusion, given my
performance. -- Urmung Cosbu

Darque -- Congrats on getting 6 awards last turn! -- Assur

I enter Illis and must face excellence, while my teammates face stand ins.  Something
is not fair. -- Fearless Inventory

     Life.

We congratulate G W Bush. -- Jorja and the Islanders

Assur -- Glad to see you back here.  There are some bashers who could use your
attention, if they're smart enough to realize it. -- Jorja

Appleseed -- That seems excessive.  I thought we agreed to keep our private quarrel
off the sands.  But I suppose you couldn't stand knowing that you were losing HIM to
ME.  Hard feelings from me, though Jorja will probably not have any.  She's too soft.
-- Ghost of Belitris
P.S.  That is, of course, the last time I'll teach you four skills!

Elminster -- If you're an illusion, that means you aren't real, right?  And if you
aren't real, you couldn't have won that fight.  So you didn't. -- Coco Nuttal,
practicing denial

John Wayne -- I knew another guy like you once.  He, too, insisted on parrying with
his face.  A strange tactic. -- Sylvester

And two standbys defeated.  Works for us. -- Dillis Rhin and Chagua Korbin

     Ravinkor -- Your personals for Noblish Island (dm 93) went astray and ended up
     in Erinika (dm 73).  They'll be in the Noblish newsletter next time. -- the
     Editor

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MAAZERUS was barely slain by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
HAPPY DRUNKARD won victory over KING MIDAS in a 1 minute Bloodfeud battle.
SEMARA was demolished by FEARLESS INVENTORY in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
TESSAI bested MYSTRA in a 2 minute novice's Challenge fight.
APPLESEED savagely defeated SYLVESTER in a 2 minute master's Title competition.
G W BUSH devastated BANN in a 1 minute mismatched match.
ELMINSTER was overcome by DILLIS RHIN in a 1 minute expert's fight.
INUYASHA vanquished URMUNG COSBU in a 1 minute gruesome uneven duel.
COCO NUTTAL defeated JOHN WAYNE in a popular 1 minute expert's duel.
CHAGUA KORBIN overpowered VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute uneven match.
JOHNNY APPLESEED savagely defeated THOSE I HURT in a 9 minute one-sided fight.
RILEY viciously subdued ZARUKO in a 5 minute brutal contest.
THERE IS A GOD demolished BRUTUS in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
HINTIS overcame MISTER GILLIS in a 2 minute novice's conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         WALL OF STEEL     13 -   6 -  0      68  |
|AIMED BLOW                       6         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         LUNGING ATTACK    35 -  20 -  2      64  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         BASHING ATTACK    15 -  10 -  2      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK   18 -  17 -  4      51  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY       11 -  11 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         AIMED BLOW        32 -  36 -  2      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -  15 -  1      42  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   8 -  0      27  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 274 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     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         5  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  4         1  STRIKING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         3 -  3     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   APPLESEED 2662             14   2  1  148 IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
AIMED BLOW       COCO NUTTAL 2741           17  16  0   86 ISLANDERS (247)
BASHING ATTACK   HAPPY DRUNKARD 2126        11   7  0   86 BLOODGUARD (190)
WALL OF STEEL    ELMINSTER 2679             13   6  0   85 IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
TOTAL PARRY      JOHNNY APPLESEED 2767      15  14  0   59 TALL TALES (305)
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 THOSE I HURT 2778.  The ten other most popular fighters were APPLESEED 2662, 
HAPPY DRUNKARD 2126, MYSTRA 2797, COCO NUTTAL 2741, JOHNNY APPLESEED 2767, MAAZERUS 
2790, FEARLESS INVENTORY 2787, SYLVESTER 2728, DILLIS RHIN 2742, and JOHN WAYNE 2766.

The least popular fighter this week was BRUTUS 2789.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were RILEY 2792, ELMINSTER 2679, BANN 2162, URMUNG COSBU 1397, INUYASHA 
2683, TESSAI 2795, SEMARA 2803, KING MIDAS 2770, MISTER GILLIS 2804, and HINTIS 2801.

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

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