DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/09/2012    Duedate: 12/06/2012

ILLIS ARENA

DM-59    TURN-280

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

INUYASHA
IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
(59-2683) [18-4-4,108]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

INUYASHA                       POSITION IS EMPTY
IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)        
(59-2683) [18-4-4,108]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

COCO NUTTAL                    CHAGUA KORBIN
ISLANDERS (247)                ISLANDERS (247)
(59-2741) [19-20-0,94]         (59-2760) [12-18-1,55]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ISLANDERS (247)             54
2. IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)     19      IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
3. BLOODGUARD (190)             0      Unchartered Team
4. TALL TALES (305)           -27
                                       LITTLE ITALY (274)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)  212  85 11 71.4   1/ 1 IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)  12  3 0
 2/ 2 TALL TALES (305)          87  69  2 55.8   2/ 4 ISLANDERS (247)           7  7 0
 3- 3 BLOODGUARD (190)          63  73  3 46.3   3/ 2 TALL TALES (305)          4  5 0
 4/ 5 ISLANDERS (247)          380 496 14 43.4   4- 5 BLOODGUARD (190)          1  4 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 354): IMA SLAYER of YOU PAY I SLAY (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 351): GARROT of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 349): BUMBLE of BAD NEWS BEES (Stinger, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 304): WOXTON of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 327): SAPPHIRA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
                   (turn 326): ANDROMEDA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 321): BIG MAC of FAST FOOD (Madwand, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 308): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 302): ZOUM LA BOUSE of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 286): WERE BEAR of FERAL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 279): ELMINSTER of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 255): DANNY HEATLEY of OTTAWA SENATORS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 255): LONDON BEEFEATER of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 256): JEROME BETTIS of SUE'S BOYS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 71): LIFE SCOUT of OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 254): THE REFEREE of AVID FANS (Crip, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 354): YOU PAY I SLAY (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 351): THE WOLF PACK (Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 349): BAD NEWS BEES (Stinger, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 304): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 327): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 321): BASH BROS PARK (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 308): LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 302): WAH CHING (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 286): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 279): IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 255): WRATHMEN XIV (Kharadmon, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 255): MONGREL HORDE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 256): WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 71): OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 254): SPARF! et al (Crip, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 351): MADELINE of DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
              (turn 350): COLGATE SMILE of MY GENERATION (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 348): BUZZ-BUZZ of BAD NEWS BEES (Stinger, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 327): SAPPHIRA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
                   (turn 326): ANDROMEDA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 321): BIG MAC of FAST FOOD (Madwand, mgr.)
                   (turn 320): QUEEN OF TARTS of MYSTIC ORC FEAST (slugbait, mgr.)
                               BROOMSTICK of LAND OF OZ (Oz, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 285): TONG PAK FU of ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 279): ELMINSTER of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, mgr.)
              (turn 278): APPLESEED of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 254): B'ZIADUL of WRATHMEN XIV (Kharadmon, mgr.)
                             AFTERSHOCK of SLAMMA JAMMA (Marma Duke, mgr.)
                             ALBUQUERQUE of WESTERN FRONTIER (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 69): MORIS NAHR of MIDDLE WAY 21 (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Hello, Fellow Duelers,

     Appleseed was supposed to write a column on his final turn, but failed to do so.
So, I will take my turn on the throne to speak for both of us.
     Appleseed was 10(1)-13-11-21-15-4-11 Lunger.  The Commission says that he
enjoyed a HI/HI rhythm, the LO, and liked to learn Decise skills.  He learned pretty
well during his time in Illis at 2.36 per fight.  Appleseed never had much luck with
tournaments, going a combined 7-9-0 through three of them.  He is off to Home Guard
at the moment until Phantasm has further use of him, which he surely will down the
road.
     I, Elminster, am 11(2)-16(1)-9-15-18(1)-7-12 Wall of Steel.  The Commission was
very observant of me as well, saying I like a VH/LO rhythm, the GS, and learned
Attack skills with ease.  My tourney attempts were less stellar than Appleseed's with
a 3-6-0 record in two attempts.  There isn't much else to say about myself except I
will also be traveling to Home Guard to await further instructions.
     Appleseed and I are the 7th and 8th graduates from this team respectively.  He
is the first Lunger and I am the second Wall of Steel.  Phantasm has 6 of 10 styles
from this arena in ADM.  We will continue here until the free fights dry up, which
will rest heavily upon how the new recruit turns out.
     I won't be challenging King Midas this turn.  Inuyasha says that he wants a
rematch.  I hope that young hot-head knows what he is doing.

Good luck to everyone but my opponents next turn.

Duelmaster,

Elminster

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster, back to give you this week's Spy Report.  Sit 
back in your seats and we'll have more fun than a barrel of Zontanis.  Hey everybody, 
watch out for DILLIS RHIN, who flew up 17 points in the rankings after mashing 
VETERAN MERCENARY like a melon.  Keep your eye on this gal.  Ya know, some days it 
doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  JOHNNY APPLESEED was subdued by COCO NUTTAL 
and drops 12 points.  Going for the gusto and coming up with aught but bloody 
knuckles was TALL TALES' JOHN WAYNE, who was turned away from the Duelmastership by 
ELMINSTER.  Can you believe they are paying me 10 gold to deliver this stuff?   
     Here is other news that is of note.  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!  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?  Well just about everybody wants a piece of CHAGUA KORBIN, 
who was this week's most challenged warrior.   
     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.  Okay, so I may not be the 
world's best comedian, but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  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                  
 INUYASHA 2683                18   4  4   108       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KING MIDAS 2770              18  11  1    96       TALL TALES (305)
 COCO NUTTAL 2741             19  20  0    94       ISLANDERS (247)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOHN WAYNE 2766              17  18  0    90       TALL TALES (305)
 DILLIS RHIN 2742             16  22  1    85       ISLANDERS (247)
-HAPPY DRUNKARD 2126          11   9  0    85       BLOODGUARD (190)
-URMUNG COSBU 1397            16  10  0    84       BLOODGUARD (190)
-BANN 2162                    10   8  1    77       BLOODGUARD (190)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOHNNY APPLESEED 2767        17  18  0    73       TALL TALES (305)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TESSAI 2795                  10   0  0    56       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
 CHAGUA KORBIN 2760           12  18  1    55       ISLANDERS (247)
 ZARUKO 2796                   6   4  0    40       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SYLVIA 2808                   2   0  0    26       ISLANDERS (247)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FISHHOOK 2807                 3   0  0    20       ISLANDERS (247)
-HINTIS 2801                   3   2  0    11       BLOODGUARD (190)
-BASITOR 2809                  0   1  0     1       BLOODGUARD (190)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
2STR&3WILL 2815         0  1 0 IMPROVED ILLUSIO 261 IRON JUDGEMENT        280  NONE
MISTER GILLIS 2804      0  3 0 ISLANDERS 247        KENJI 2805            276  NOT REVENGED
SYLVESTER 2728         21 27 0 ISLANDERS 247        INUYASHA 2683         277   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Our congratulations to Elminster. -- Jorja and the Islanders

Elminster -- Yes, it's right, it is a GOOD thing you're leaving.  I want a winning
record, and you're in the way. -- Coco Nuttal

Urmung Cosbu -- It doesn't even help to spell your name backward! -- Dillis Rhin

Tessai -- Just remember, it was ONLY luck. -- Chagua Korbin

Basitor -- Ah, good.  It was, of course, my much greater experience.... -- Fishhook

Hintis -- I won?  I'm impressed with myself. -- Sylvia

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

2STR&3WILL was butchered by IRON JUDGEMENT in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
INUYASHA bested KING MIDAS in a action packed 1 minute veteran's Challenge Title duel.
TESSAI luckily beat CHAGUA KORBIN in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
ELMINSTER narrowly defeated JOHN WAYNE in a 2 minute veteran's fight.
DILLIS RHIN devastated VETERAN MERCENARY in a 2 minute gory uneven brawl.
COCO NUTTAL devastated JOHNNY APPLESEED in a 2 minute mismatched match.
ZARUKO was outwaited by THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a dull 10 minute gruesome fight.
FISHHOOK vanquished MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute uneven duel.
SYLVIA overpowered VENAL CLERK in a 1 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       4         WALL OF STEEL      9 -   1 -  0      90  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    32 -  18 -  2      64  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         TOTAL PARRY       17 -  10 -  0      63  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK     8 -   7 -  1      53  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         AIMED BLOW        23 -  29 -  1      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         STRIKING ATTACK    6 -   8 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         SLASHING ATTACK   14 -  19 -  4      42  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 280 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   INUYASHA 2683              18   4  4  108 IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
AIMED BLOW       KING MIDAS 2770            18  11  1   96 TALL TALES (305)
TOTAL PARRY      TESSAI 2795                10   0  0   56 IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
PARRY-LUNGE      ZARUKO 2796                 6   4  0   40 IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is COCO NUTTAL 2741.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was CHAGUA KORBIN 2760.  The ten other most popular fighters were INUYASHA 2683, 
DILLIS RHIN 2742, JOHN WAYNE 2766, COCO NUTTAL 2741, TESSAI 2795, SYLVIA 2808, KING 
MIDAS 2770, JOHNNY APPLESEED 2767, FISHHOOK 2807, and 2STR&3WILL 2815.

The least popular fighter this week was ZARUKO 2796.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were 2STR&3WILL 2815, FISHHOOK 2807, JOHNNY APPLESEED 2767, KING MIDAS 2770, 
SYLVIA 2808, TESSAI 2795, COCO NUTTAL 2741, JOHN WAYNE 2766, DILLIS RHIN 2742, and 
INUYASHA 2683.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

INUYASHA (59-2683) IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)

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

ELMINSTER (59-2679) IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)