DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/20/2012    Duedate: 08/16/2012

ILLIS ARENA

DM-59    TURN-276

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

APPLESEED
IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
(59-2662) [16-2-1,167]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

APPLESEED                      BRUTUS
IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)        VIGILANTE JUSTICE (307)
(59-2662) [16-2-1,167]         (59-2789) [5-3-1,30]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SYLVESTER                      SYLVESTER
ISLANDERS (247)                ISLANDERS (247)
(59-2728) [21-26-0,89]         (59-2728) [21-26-0,89]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)     33
2. TALL TALES (305)            25      IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
3. VIGILANTE JUSTICE (307)     24      Unchartered Team
4. BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)      11
5. BLOODGUARD (190)             0      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)  195  82 10 70.4   1/ 1 IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)  13  2 0
 2/ 3 TALL TALES (305)          81  63  2 56.3   2/ 5*VIGILANTE JUSTICE (307)   6  9 1
 3/ 5 BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)    73  81  2 47.4   3/ 4 BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)    5  2 0
 4- 4 BLOODGUARD (190)          62  69  3 47.3   4- 3 BLOODGUARD (190)          4  4 0
 5/ 6 ISLANDERS (247)          373 485 14 43.5   5/ 6 TALL TALES (305)          4  6 0
 6/ 7*VIGILANTE JUSTICE (307)   17  23  5 42.5   6/ 2 ISLANDERS (247)           4 11 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 350): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 347): TAXES of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 345): XANDAR of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 301): UDARN VOYL of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 323): ANDROMEDA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 317): ULTIMA REGUM of IN QUETERNUM (Vae Victis, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 304): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 298): ANASTASIUS of DARQUE AGES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 282): TONG PAK FU of ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 275): APPLESEED of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 251): AFTERSHOCK of SLAMMA JAMMA (Marma Duke?, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 252): FILING FEE of BASH BROS LAWYER (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 252): BOOB of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 67): YODA of OLLIS HEROES (Omega, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 250): MAD CAT of INSP GADGETS MINIONS (The Mun, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 650): YOU PAY I SLAY (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 347): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 345): NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 301): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 322): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 317): VEGAN CANNIBALS (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 304): THE MYRMIDONS (Sigurd Fafnisbane, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 298): FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 282): ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 245): IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 251): ARENAS III (?, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 252): BASH BROS CANDY (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 252): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 67): THE MYRMIDONS (Sigurd Fafnisbane, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 250): SPARF! et al (Crip, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 300): ASQUITH of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 322): CELESTIAL ROSE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 317): ARTICHOKE ON THIS of VEGAN CANNIBALS (The Anarchist)
                               SPAWN of FANTASTIC FIVE (?, mgr.)
                   (turn 316): ENDEMIC of BLACK LIGHTING (Dark Angel, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 303): THRESHPACK of PUBLIC ENEMY (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 297): SAVAGE SNOWBALL of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 250): RAPUNZEL of DARQUE FORCES V (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 251): RED HOT CHILE PAPA of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
                            MONGOL HORDE of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
                            CROSS CZECH of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
                            YANKEE DOODLE of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
                            APPLE DANISH of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 66): CRACKER JACKS of OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Greetings fellow Illisians,

     I really don't have much to say at the moment that has not been said already in
the public forums.  I await death or my invitation to the Isle of the Eye.  I long
for immortality, but according to my comrades who have moved onto this exalted state,
"It isn't as glamorous as the brochures!"  How can I know until I try.  Which is
better, death or eternal boredom?  Since I'm unsure of what lies ahead in the
afterlife, I'll keep striving for what I do know--victory in the arena.

                         Death or Immortality,

                                   Appleseed

P.S.  And my manager, Phantasm, would like me to make mention of the fact that Master
Darque is getting all the credit for his hard work.  Sure, he [Phantasm] works for
that forked-tongue half-demon, but it is still his blood, sweat, and threats of
bodily harm that motivate us each cycle.

                                      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!.  For every winner there is a loser.  Speaking of 
losers, lets take a look at ISLANDERS, who went down to 2nd from 6th.  Life is tough. 
Coming up with a solid 2-3-1 outing, VIGILANTE JUSTICE has advanced 3 places in the 
rankings.  Hey everybody, watch out for JOHNNY APPLESEED, who flew up 20 points in 
the rankings after mashing SYLVESTER like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  And 
falling like a basher in the top ten was DILLIS RHIN, who dropped 7 points after a 
disappointing (to say the least) bout with ELMINSTER.  Well, everybody's pal 
APPLESEED moved hers record to 16-2-1 by defeating COCO NUTTAL in the Duelmaster's 
Title Bout and gaining 9 recognition points.  Advice to bashers--never force 
anything, just get a bigger halberd!   
     Here is other news that is of note.  Here's a song for you:  Who's afraid of the 
big, bad IMPROVED ILLUSION?  Big bad IMPROVED ILLUSION.  Big bad IMPROVED ILLUSION.  
ILLIS' afraid of the big bad IMPROVED ILLUSION.  Tra la la la la!  Okay, so I may not 
be funny, but catch BASHAHOLICS ANON's act in the arena.  Those acrobats seem to be 
fairly deft at running from IMPROVED ILLUSION.  Well dang howdy, but if challenges 
were votes, TESSAI would be president.  Although it may be a contest he doesn't want 
to win.  Was it guts or an overtaxed mental capacity that had BRUTUS challenge up 30 
points in the rankings to take on THOSE I HURT?  Trading many whacks on the head and 
a loss for 4 recognition points, BRUTUS shows that a guy doesn't have to be good to 
get places.   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  Here's some advice:  warriors 
with little wit and will may encounter problems on the trail to the Isle.   
     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.  Its been fun, and I'm sure you enjoyed it (boos).  Now that I've got you 
worked up for Snide Clemens, I'll be leaving-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 APPLESEED 2662               16   2  1   167       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 INUYASHA 2683                15   3  3   109       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
 ELMINSTER 2679               15   6  0   107       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SYLVESTER 2728               21  26  0    89       ISLANDERS (247)
-HAPPY DRUNKARD 2126          11   8  0    88       BLOODGUARD (190)
 COCO NUTTAL 2741             18  17  0    87       ISLANDERS (247)
 DILLIS RHIN 2742             15  19  1    86       ISLANDERS (247)
-BANN 2162                    10   7  1    86       BLOODGUARD (190)
 JOHNNY APPLESEED 2767        16  15  0    80       TALL TALES (305)
-URMUNG COSBU 1397            15  10  0    75       BLOODGUARD (190)
 CHAGUA KORBIN 2760           12  14  1    70       ISLANDERS (247)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KING MIDAS 2770              15  10  1    66       TALL TALES (305)
 JOHN WAYNE 2766              15  16  0    65       TALL TALES (305)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THOSE I HURT 2778             6   2  0    58       BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-THERE IS A GOD 2779           4   2  0    33       BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)
 BRUTUS 2789                   5   3  1    30       VIGILANTE JUSTICE (307)
 TESSAI 2795                   6   0  0    29       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZARUKO 2796                   3   3  0    21       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
 FEARLESS INVENTORY 2787       2   2  0    20       BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)
 RILEY 2792                    3   5  0    16       VIGILANTE JUSTICE (307)
 KENJI 2805                    1   1  1    13       VIGILANTE JUSTICE (307)
 MISERY 2806                   1   0  0    13       VIGILANTE JUSTICE (307)
-HINTIS 2801                   3   1  0    10       BLOODGUARD (190)
 SEMARA 2803                   1   3  0     6       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  REVENGED
BELITRIS 2737          14 23 0 ISLANDERS 247        APPLESEED 2662        273   
MISTER GILLIS 2804      0  3 0 ISLANDERS 247        KENJI 2805            276   
FAECE 2798              1  1 0 PARAGONS 306         MYSTRA 2797           273  NONE
INDIGO 2788             3  1 2 VIGILANTE JUSTIC 307 BANE OF BONES 2781    272  NOT REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Brutus -- Right in the kisser.  That hurt! -- Fearless Inventory

Dillis Rhin -- My lot in life is truly lucky with so many of your type around.  And
by type, I do mean style of fighting.  You are definitely not my type in other ways.
-- Appleseed

Sylvester -- So what is holding you back from graduation?  Political favor?  Nasty
plaque build-up? -- Elminster

Happy Drunkard -- I'm usually not that hyper, but that smirk you wore during our
fight was just rubbing me the wrong way.  I didn't like your shirt either. --
Inuyasha

Mordant Deserter -- I've been to Mordant, and I understand why you would want to
leave. -- Tessai

     Don't we all.

Kenji -- Your manager is aware that there are 9 other fighting styles?  He is?  Okay,
just wanted to check. -- Zaruko

Assur -- Too bad you won't be staying, but... whenever you DO get back, most likely
I'll be here. -- Jorja

Appleseed -- Yeahyeahyeah, darned hotshot. -- Dillis Rhin

Elminster -- Surely your win was an illusion? -- Sylvester

Semara -- Your greater experience, no doubt.  But that will change. -- Mister Gillis

Semara -- We wouldn't have MINDED much if you'd put the Mister out of business.  He's
insufferable around the guildhouse.  Thinks things like taking his turn at the dishes
are beneath him. -- the rest of the Islanders

Why don't they just execute these Convicted Assassins?  It would be less cruel. --
Chagua Korbin

Johnny Appleseed -- It's a good tale, but you aren't tall enough to carry it off,
boy. -- Coco Nuttal

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BRUTUS was bested by THOSE I HURT in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
SEMARA was devastated by FEARLESS INVENTORY in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
KENJI easily killed MISTER GILLIS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
APPLESEED vanquished COCO NUTTAL in a 1 minute mismatched Title brawl.
DILLIS RHIN was overpowered by ELMINSTER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
INUYASHA devastated CHAGUA KORBIN in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
SYLVESTER was luckily beaten by JOHNNY APPLESEED in a 3 minute veteran's struggle.
JOHN WAYNE was overcome by DUM GRUNT in a 2 minute gruesome expert's fight.
KING MIDAS vanquished LUCIUS VORENUS in a 1 minute uneven duel.
TESSAI outlasted RILEY in a dull 10 minute duel.
ZARUKO defeated VENAL CLERK in a 2 minute fight.
MISERY overpowered MINI-PUMPKIN in a 1 minute one-sided melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         WALL OF STEEL     12 -   5 -  0      71  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         LUNGING ATTACK    36 -  19 -  2      65  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         TOTAL PARRY       14 -  12 -  0      54  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK    12 -  11 -  1      52  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         SLASHING ATTACK   19 -  19 -  5      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW        31 -  35 -  2      47  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -  14 -  1      39  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   7 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 276 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     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         4  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         2 -  2                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  2                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   APPLESEED 2662             16   2  1  167 IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
WALL OF STEEL    ELMINSTER 2679             15   6  0  107 IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
AIMED BLOW       COCO NUTTAL 2741           18  17  0   87 ISLANDERS (247)
TOTAL PARRY      JOHNNY APPLESEED 2767      16  15  0   80 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 SYLVESTER 2728.  The ten other most popular fighters were JOHNNY APPLESEED 2767, 
JOHN WAYNE 2766, THOSE I HURT 2778, ZARUKO 2796, FEARLESS INVENTORY 2787, APPLESEED 
2662, ELMINSTER 2679, INUYASHA 2683, KING MIDAS 2770, and MISERY 2806.

The least popular fighter this week was RILEY 2792.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were TESSAI 2795, DILLIS RHIN 2742, COCO NUTTAL 2741, MISTER GILLIS 2804, 
SEMARA 2803, CHAGUA KORBIN 2760, KENJI 2805, BRUTUS 2789, MISERY 2806, and KING MIDAS 
2770.