DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/08/2013    Duedate: 12/05/2013

ILLIS ARENA

DM-59    TURN-293

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

NAZARETH
CHAPEL ROCK (287)
(59-2503) [21-8-0,124]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

IMMACULATECOLLECTION           TORTY
CHAPEL ROCK (287)              BEATRICE (311)
(59-2632) [21-2-0,126]         (59-2835) [4-0-0,30]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CHAGUA KORBIN                  CHAGUA KORBIN
ISLANDERS (247)                ISLANDERS (247)
(59-2760) [18-25-1,101]        (59-2760) [18-25-1,101]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CHAPEL ROCK (287)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BEATRICE (311)              34
2. CHAPEL ROCK (287)           23      CHAPEL ROCK (287)
3. ISLANDERS (247)              2      Unchartered Team
4. NOT QUITE (240)              0
5. TALL TALES (305)            -1      BEATRICE (311)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 NOT QUITE (240)           33  17  1 66.0   1/ 1 CHAPEL ROCK (287)        10  2 0
 2/ 2*BEATRICE (311)            13   8  0 61.9   2/ 3 ISLANDERS (247)           7  8 1
 3/ 4 CHAPEL ROCK (287)        252 186 14 57.5   3/ 2 HANGOVERS (265)           6  2 1
 4/ 3 HANGOVERS (265)          171 127 15 57.4   4/ 5*BEATRICE (311)            5  4 0
 5/ 5 TALL TALES (305)          93  83  2 52.8   5/ 4 BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)    4  3 0
 6/ 6 BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)    85  88  2 49.1   6- 6 NOT QUITE (240)           1  0 0
 7/ 7 ISLANDERS (247)          413 528 16 43.9   7/ 7 TALL TALES (305)          1  2 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 367): XARGOTH of THE BRETHREN (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 364): KOROSHIYA ICHI of LORD OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 362): GENERAL PURPOSE of MILITARY MAYHEM (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 318): DUCK WITH SWORDS of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 340): THE JANITOR of AVID FANS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 334): PAUL of CHEERS (Otis, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 321): THE BEATLES of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 315): DARGON of DRAGONS GUARD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 298): DESERT PEARL of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 291): NAZARETH of CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 268): DIRTY GIRL SCOUT of CORDIALS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 269): DON CORNBEEFLEON of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 269): EDMONDS of GASHOUSE GANG (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 84): STEEL MUSE of NONSUCH HOUSE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 266): HARI-KARI of WHAT A WAY TO GO! II (Crip, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 367): THE BROKEN CLAN (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 364): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 362): THE CANUCKS (?, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 317): DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 340): AVID FANS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 334): BAAL'S MINIONS (Var, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 321): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 315): FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 298): SPARF! (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 291): CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 268): NEW YORK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 269): MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 268): MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 267): GASHOUSE GANG (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 84): CHAPEL OF GHOULS (Var, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 266): HANGOVERS et al (Crip, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 367): XARGOTH of THE BRETHREN (?, mgr.)
                           ELDARRAN of THE BRETHREN (?, mgr.)
               (turn 366): YOSEMITE of SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 362): GENERAL PURPOSE of MILITARY MAYHEM (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 340): THE JANITOR of AVID FANS (Crip, mgr.)
                               A TALENT SCOUT of AVID FANS (Crip, mgr.)
                   (turn 339): AURORA MARIE of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 334): PAUL of CHEERS (Otis, mgr.)
                   (turn 333): CARLA of CHEERS (Otis, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 315): CONFLICT of DRAGONS GUARD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 314): PETULANT PANSY of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 269): DON CORNBEEFLEON of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 84): STEEL MUSE of NONSUCH HOUSE (Nomad, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Here we go again.  All Chapel Rock at the top of the arena, and apparently
Bashaholics are skipping their court-mandated sessions.  Not really surprised, as I
haven't noticed any bashers on that team for a while, perhaps their manager is
suffering from withdrawal symptoms?  But I'll also have you notice that I've almost
caught up to Immaculatecollection in recognition points now.

Nazareth
Chapel Rock
Duelmaster of Illis

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of ILLIS!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  STONE TEMPLE PILOT caught the eye of many 
in the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested FISHHOOK and was awarded 18 
points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, SCRAWNY GEORGE put 
down THERE IS A GOD, causing him to lose 13 points of recognition in the process.  
Most watched of the fights this week, the spotlight was on JOHNNY APPLESEED as he 
bore arms against the challenge of reigning Duelmaster NAZARETH.  Although JOHNNY 
APPLESEED made a valiant effort, it did not suffice to topple the reign of victorious 
NAZARETH.  No confirmation, but my sources claim that the top team has gained their 
position using magical aids.  Charmed weapons perhaps?   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In ILLIS "art" is a word that has long 
since passed from the language!  ILLIS, city of gladiators!  Mighty among the names 
of thy guilds is BASHAHOLICS ANON, a guild shunned and avoided by many in the weekly 
duels.  Apparently the stalwarts of HANGOVERS are catching the bulk of jests down at 
the challenging board for their large share of the avoids.  Mighty fighters cannot 
but expect competition from those below.  JOHNNY APPLESEED take warning!  You have 
more than a few enemies in ILLIS.   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers the 
miserable with fortune but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in ILLIS.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of 
a far off city calling to me.  I must away!  Till we meet again, remember:  a turtle 
walks slow, hides head in a shell, and harms no one; a lion runs to slay its prey.-- 
Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NAZARETH 2503                21   8  0   124       CHAPEL ROCK (287)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IMMACULATECOLLECTION 2632    21   2  0   126       CHAPEL ROCK (287)
-RED RED WINE 2481            14   4  1   117       HANGOVERS (265)
-I MOTHER EARTH 2504          15  10  0   102       CHAPEL ROCK (287)
 CHAGUA KORBIN 2760           18  25  1   101       ISLANDERS (247)
-WISE OLD WAYNE 2427          14   6  0   101       NOT QUITE (240)
-THOSE I HURT 2778             9   5  0   101       BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)
 JOHNNY APPLESEED 2767        19  29  0    92       TALL TALES (305)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LONG ISLAND 2500             16   3  0    86       HANGOVERS (265)
 FLAMING MOE 2420             16  14  0    75       HANGOVERS (265)
-MARGARITA 2633                8   6  0    73       HANGOVERS (265)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CHURCH OF RISING SUN 2657    10   7  1    63       CHAPEL ROCK (287)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THERE IS A GOD 2779           8   5  0    53       BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)
-FEARLESS INVENTORY 2787       7   3  0    50       BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)
 TIKI 2840                     4   1  0    37       ISLANDERS (247)
 FISHHOOK 2807                 9   7  0    34       ISLANDERS (247)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STONE TEMPLE PILOT 2755       4   4  0    31       CHAPEL ROCK (287)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TORTY 2835                    4   0  0    30       BEATRICE (311)
-IRISH FLAG 2674               4   6  1    29       HANGOVERS (265)
 BEATIE 2831                   3   1  0    27       BEATRICE (311)
 BALLERINA 2832                2   1  0    24       BEATRICE (311)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BALL 2836                     4   1  0    21       BEATRICE (311)
 SHARK TOOTH 2837              2   5  0    11       ISLANDERS (247)
 DELISLE 2838                  1   5  1     9       ISLANDERS (247)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
STRAY 2843              0  1 0 BEATRICE 311         SPYMASTER             293  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

I saw an ad for a Turf War in slow DM47.  I wonder, is it really worth it to enter
it?  Does anyone know? -- Beatrice

Chagua -- Hopefully, I won't be quite so slow anymore. -- Church of Rising Sun

Those I Hurt -- Okay, I give, I can't tell which of you obtusely named lungers is the
better one. -- Nazareth

There is a God -- Okay, I give, I can't tell which of you obtusely named lungers is
the better one. -- Long Island

Johnny Appleseed -- I prefer sunflower seeds, myself. -- Flaming Moe

Tiki -- Sounds like something that belongs in the temple. -- Stone Temple Pilot

All -- Due to circumstances beyond my control--or anybody's!--I haven't had time to
write personals for this arena today.  I'll try to do better next time.  See you
then. -- Jorja

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

STRAY was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
NAZARETH outwaited JOHNNY APPLESEED in a 15 minute veteran's Challenge Title duel.
FLAMING MOE was demolished by CHAGUA KORBIN in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
TORTY devastated DELISLE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
BEATIE demolished SHARK TOOTH in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
IMMACULATECOLLECTION vanquished DUM GRUNT in a tiresome 5 minute mismatched fight.
THERE IS A GOD was overcome by SCRAWNY GEORGE in a 1 minute fight.
TIKI unbelievably bested BALLERINA in a 2 minute beginner's melee.
FISHHOOK lost to STONE TEMPLE PILOT in a 1 minute duel.
BALL overpowered PERSISTENT BEGGAR 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|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         BASHING ATTACK     8 -   2 -  0      80  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   2 -  0      71  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY       18 -  11 -  1      62  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW        14 -   9 -  2      61  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK   13 -  11 -  2      54  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    20 -  17 -  0      54  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         STRIKING ATTACK   18 -  16 -  1      53  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 293 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      NAZARETH 2503              21   8  0  124 CHAPEL ROCK (287)
LUNGING ATTACK   FLAMING MOE 2420           16  14  0   75 HANGOVERS (265)
WALL OF STEEL    TIKI 2840                   4   1  0   37 ISLANDERS (247)
SLASHING ATTACK  FISHHOOK 2807               9   7  0   34 ISLANDERS (247)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CHAGUA KORBIN 2760.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was CHAGUA KORBIN 2760.  The ten other most popular fighters were STONE TEMPLE 
PILOT 2755, TORTY 2835, BEATIE 2831, TIKI 2840, BALLERINA 2832, BALL 2836, FLAMING 
MOE 2420, THERE IS A GOD 2779, STRAY 2843, and DELISLE 2838.

The least popular fighter this week was NAZARETH 2503.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were IMMACULATECOLLECTION 2632, JOHNNY APPLESEED 2767, FISHHOOK 2807, SHARK 
TOOTH 2837, DELISLE 2838, STRAY 2843, THERE IS A GOD 2779, FLAMING MOE 2420, BALL 
2836, and BALLERINA 2832.