DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/06/2013    Duedate: 01/02/2014

ILLIS ARENA

DM-59    TURN-294

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

NAZARETH
CHAPEL ROCK (287)
(59-2503) [22-8-0,129]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

NAZARETH                       TORTY
CHAPEL ROCK (287)              BEATRICE (311)
(59-2503) [22-8-0,129]         (59-2835) [5-0-0,35]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CHAGUA KORBIN                  CHAGUA KORBIN
ISLANDERS (247)                ISLANDERS (247)
(59-2760) [18-26-1,102]        (59-2760) [18-26-1,102]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CHAPEL ROCK (287)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ELDER GODS (313)            54
2. CHAPEL ROCK (287)           20      CHAPEL ROCK (287)
3. BEATRICE (311)              14      Unchartered Team
4. ISLANDERS (247)              7
5. HANGOVERS (265)              6      ELDER GODS (313)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*ELDER GODS (313)           4   1  2 80.0   1/ 1 CHAPEL ROCK (287)         8  2 0
 2/ 2*BEATRICE (311)            15  10  0 60.0   2/ 2 ISLANDERS (247)           7  8 1
 3/ 3 CHAPEL ROCK (287)        255 186 14 57.8   3/ 4*BEATRICE (311)            5  4 0
 4/ 4 HANGOVERS (265)          172 128 15 57.3   4/ 0*ELDER GODS (313)          4  1 2
 5/ 5 TALL TALES (305)          93  84  2 52.5   5/ 3 HANGOVERS (265)           3  3 0
 6- 6 BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)    85  88  2 49.1   6/ 7 TALL TALES (305)          1  2 0
 7/ 7 ISLANDERS (247)          414 532 16 43.8   7- 5 BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)    1  3 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 368): GLOBULIZER of WEIRD ALCHEMY (La Guillotine, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 365): KOROSHIYA ICHI of LORD OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 363): GROM HELLSCREAM of THE STORM REAVERS (?, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 319): GRAPHIC VIOLENCE of FEVER PITCH (Chuck, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 341): LAPUR BISQUE of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 335): DING DONG of LAND OF OZ (Oz, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 322): THE BEATLES of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 316): DARGON of DRAGONS GUARD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 300): YAHOO WAHOO of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 293): NAZARETH of CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 269): DIRTY GIRL SCOUT of CORDIALS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 270): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 270): EDMONDS of GASHOUSE GANG (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 85): OUT FOR A DUCK of BAD SIGNS (Dark Oracle, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 268): PUNGENT STENCH of FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 367): THE BROKEN CLAN (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 365): LORD OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 363): THE STORM REAVERS (?, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 318): DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 341): AVID FANS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 335): BAAL'S MINIONS (Var, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 322): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 316): FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 300): ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 293): CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 269): PIZZA TOPPINGS (Warlock, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 269): MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 270): MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 270): GASHOUSE GANG (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 85): OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 268): HANGOVERS et al (Crip, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 368): GLOBULIZER of WEIRD ALCHEMY (La Guillotine, mgr.)
               (turn 367): XARGOTH of THE BRETHREN (Godric Magnesson, mgr.)
                           ELDARRAN of THE BRETHREN (Godric Magnesson, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 363): GROM HELLSCREAM of THE STORM REAVERS (?, mgr.)
                   (turn 362): GENERAL PURPOSE of MILITARY MAYHEM (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 319): GRAPHIC VIOLENCE of FEVER PITCH (Chuck, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 340): THE JANITOR of AVID FANS (Crip, mgr.)
                               A TALENT SCOUT of AVID FANS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 334): PAUL of CHEERS (Otis, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 316): DARGON of DRAGONS GUARD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
                (turn 315): CONFLICT of DRAGONS GUARD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 270): RONARDA SOLA of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
                   (turn 269): DON CORNBEEFLEON of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 270): CARPENTER of GASHOUSE GANG (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 84): STEEL MUSE of NONSUCH HOUSE (Nomad, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     What do you know.  Still more Chapel Rock at the top of the arena, and
Immaculate Collection maintains a slight edge in recognition points over me.  I'm
going to try to do something about that by challenging top non-Chapel Rock warrior
Chagua Korbin for the throne.  Both his style of fighting and his fighting style
should give me an advantage in the fight, but that's why we fight, because you never
know.

Nazareth 
Chapel Rock
Duelmaster of Illis

                                      SPY REPORT

     Much has changed in ILLIS since last I was here.  Never fear, Olaf Modeen adapts 
to many situations, as do all successful fighters.  Welcome to ILLIS, ELDER GODS!  We 
need more teams who can get a 4-1-2 their first time out!  What's with YAD-THADDAG?  
He actually beat ILLIS' MINI-PUMPKIN, and walked away with 14 more points from the 
fight.  Major screwup at TALL TALES.  JOHNNY APPLESEED lost 5 points to LONG ISLAND.  
Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe JOHNNY APPLESEED will provide more easy wins...  
See how the Duelmaster challenged ISLANDERS' CHAGUA KORBIN?  That sort of initiative 
is how it got where it is now.  Try as he might, CHAGUA KORBIN wasn't good enough at 
persuading NAZARETH to step down from the Duelmaster's throne...  I suppose you want 
to hear some rumors and dirty gossip about your fellow fighters?  Tough!   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...  The most avoided team 
was HANGOVERS.  In my day, no team with a 171-127-15 would scare me off!  What's the 
problem, BEATRICE?  What do people see in CHAGUA KORBIN?  His 18-26-1?  ISLANDERS 
ain't talkin', but he's got 102 points.   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  Here's some advice:  study your opponent, master 
many skills, fight dirty.   
     Who knows what the future holds for a warrior.  More fights, there's no doubt.  
All work and no play makes Olaf a dull fighter.  Work and play no fighter dull Olaf.  
Olaffighterwork and no play.  Remember--a good fighter needs both good skills and 
good luck.  Until next time,-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NAZARETH 2503                22   8  0   129       CHAPEL ROCK (287)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IMMACULATECOLLECTION 2632    22   2  0   128       CHAPEL ROCK (287)
-RED RED WINE 2481            14   4  1   117       HANGOVERS (265)
 CHAGUA KORBIN 2760           18  26  1   102       ISLANDERS (247)
-I MOTHER EARTH 2504          15  10  0   102       CHAPEL ROCK (287)
-THOSE I HURT 2778             9   5  0   101       BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)
 LONG ISLAND 2500             17   3  0    91       HANGOVERS (265)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOHNNY APPLESEED 2767        19  30  0    87       TALL TALES (305)
 FLAMING MOE 2420             16  15  0    76       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   4  0    53       BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)
-FEARLESS INVENTORY 2787       7   3  0    50       BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)
 STONE TEMPLE PILOT 2755       5   4  0    44       CHAPEL ROCK (287)
 TIKI 2840                     5   1  0    40       ISLANDERS (247)
 FISHHOOK 2807                 9   8  0    35       ISLANDERS (247)
 TORTY 2835                    5   0  0    35       BEATRICE (311)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-IRISH FLAG 2674               4   6  1    29       HANGOVERS (265)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BEATIE 2831                   3   1  0    27       BEATRICE (311)
 BALL 2836                     5   1  0    26       BEATRICE (311)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BALLERINA 2832                2   2  0    23       BEATRICE (311)
 YAD-THADDAG 2852              1   0  1    14       ELDER GODS (313)
 BAST 2853                     1   0  0    13       ELDER GODS (313)
 SHARK TOOTH 2837              2   6  0    12       ISLANDERS (247)
 DELISLE 2838                  1   6  1    10       ISLANDERS (247)
 VORVADOSS 2851                1   0  0    10       ELDER GODS (313)
 ULTHAR 2854                   1   0  1     9       ELDER GODS (313)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
MINI-PUMPKIN            0  0 0                      ULTHAR 2854           294  NONE
LITTER DEPOSIT 2844     0  1 0 BEATRICE 311         HIGH ELF              294  NONE
NODENS 2855             0  1 0 ELDER GODS 313       SPYMASTER             294  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

I don't like rocks.  It is hard to play hockey puck with them as they are sooooooo
heavy.  I like rather bottle caps and small fluffy balls, and, well, you know.
Chapel Rocks are even harder and heavier and holier.  Who wants that? -- Beatrice

I like Islanders.  Can you imagine?  Taking long naps in the sun while the water
gently slishes and sloshes?  And there are some very nice mice on islands. --
Beatrice (dreamingly)

Johnny Appleseed -- Fitting that the title fight be the longest fight. -- Nazareth

Fishhook -- Lets try that again.  This time with new weapons. -- Stone Temple Pilot

Chagua Korbin -- I can't beleive you are still a little faster than me. -- Flaming
Moe

Beatrice -- No... I don't think so.  The climate there is so mucky. -- Jorja

Church of the Rising Sun -- I *wish* you weren't so slow.  But I suppose we have to
wait for the solstice for real improvement. -- Chagua Korbin

Stone Temple Pilot -- Well, of course!  People should worship me. -- Tiki

Flaming Moe -- I don't see why you're so upset.  I thought a pitcher of ice water was
the obvious answer. -- Chagua Korbin

Torty -- What?  How is that a name?  Hmm, a nickname for "Tortoise"? -- Delisle

Beatie -- You smile NOW, but I'm going to sneak up behind you and BITE YOU IN TWO. --
Shark Tooth
P.S.  In an alley.

Ballerina -- Worship, don't forget that.  I won't insist on full abasement, but
definitely bow low. -- Tiki

Stone Temple Pilot -- Tiki says you're a discerning fellow, and I was LUCKY to lose
to you.  Excuse me?  How is this luck? -- Fishhook

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

NODENS was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
LITTER DEPOSIT was butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
NAZARETH luckily beat CHAGUA KORBIN in a 3 minute veteran's Challenge Title melee.
LONG ISLAND outwaited JOHNNY APPLESEED in a 12 minute veteran's Challenge contest.
STONE TEMPLE PILOT demolished FISHHOOK in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
IMMACULATECOLLECTION outwaited M. CHARDINEE in a 11 minute mismatched fight.
FLAMING MOE was luckily beaten by DUM GRUNT in a popular 3 minute master's brawl.
TIKI won victory over BALLERINA in a 1 minute duel.
TORTY vanquished SHARK TOOTH in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
DELISLE lost to BALL in a popular 1 minute duel.
YAD-THADDAG assassinated MINI-PUMPKIN in a 1 minute uneven match.
BAST overpowered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
ULTHAR killed MINI-PUMPKIN in a 1 minute amateur's competition.
VORVADOSS bested PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 4 minute novice's battle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         BASHING ATTACK     9 -   3 -  0      75  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   2 -  0      71  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY       20 -  10 -  1      67  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         AIMED BLOW        14 -   8 -  3      64  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         STRIKING ATTACK   20 -  18 -  2      53  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -  11 -  2      52  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         LUNGING ATTACK    16 -  18 -  0      47  |

Turn 294 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 -  0         4  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  2         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  1                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  3     
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      NAZARETH 2503              22   8  0  129 CHAPEL ROCK (287)
LUNGING ATTACK   FLAMING MOE 2420           16  15  0   76 HANGOVERS (265)
STRIKING ATTACK  STONE TEMPLE PILOT 2755     5   4  0   44 CHAPEL ROCK (287)
WALL OF STEEL    TIKI 2840                   5   1  0   40 ISLANDERS (247)
SLASHING ATTACK  FISHHOOK 2807               9   8  0   35 ISLANDERS (247)
BASHING ATTACK   TORTY 2835                  5   0  0   35 BEATRICE (311)
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 FLAMING MOE 
2420, BALL 2836, NAZARETH 2503, STONE TEMPLE PILOT 2755, TIKI 2840, TORTY 2835, BAST 
2853, ULTHAR 2854, BALLERINA 2832, and YAD-THADDAG 2852.

The least popular fighter this week was LONG ISLAND 2500.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were JOHNNY APPLESEED 2767, IMMACULATECOLLECTION 2632, DELISLE 2838, 
SHARK TOOTH 2837, FISHHOOK 2807, LITTER DEPOSIT 2844, NODENS 2855, VORVADOSS 2851, 
YAD-THADDAG 2852, and BALLERINA 2832.

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY LVI

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
LONDON QUIREBOY 2513 (44-22-1)         2  3  0         CHAPEL ROCK          

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
HARVEY 2636 (16-1-0)                   2  3  0         IMPROVED ILLUSION    
HOFFA WITH HAIR 2297 (27-7-0)          2  3  0         IMPROVED ILLUSION    
APPLESEED 2662 (19-2-1)                1  3  0         IMPROVED ILLUSION    
INUYASHA 2683 (19-4-4)                 0  2  0         IMPROVED ILLUSION    

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SUDDEN DEATH 361 (9-5-0)               4  3  0         WHAT'S IN A NAME     

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TORTY 2835 (3-0-0)                     5  3  0         BEATRICE             

DEAD CHALLENGERS TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
JUDAS PRIEST 2506 (11-3-3)             4  3  0         CHAPEL ROCK          

DEAD CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
LA JOLLA 2703 (12-8-1)                 6  3  0         ALL-STAR NANA'S      
HARVEY WALLBANGER 2382 (4-2-0)         1  3  0         HANGOVERS            

                                NAME CHANGE-O-RAMA

    There was a line outside the Gladiatorial Commission's registry office.  There 
often was, but surely not now?  Alarond the Scribe, who had drawn office duty today, 
frowned at them.
    A stocky, fit, moderately handsome gladiator stepped up to the counter.  "I want a 
name-change," he said.  "How can I do my best known as," he shuddered, "'Dangling 
Eyeball'?  My name is Joe, and I want to use it."
    A small and very shapely woman stepped up beside him.  "And I am really tired of 
being known as 'DA Bait'."  She smiled, causing Alarond to sway where he stood.  "I'd 
like to be known as... Aphrodite, I think."
    The others crowded forward, each advancing a claim, the babble of voice rising to 
a roar, the crowd beginning to look like a mob--and every member of it armed and 
dangerous.
    Alarond raised his hands to quiet them, without much success.  He raised his 
voice, too.  "We'll do it!  A Name-Change-O-Rama, as soon as we can get the paperwork 
lined up!  Two or three months, maybe--"
    The gladiators howled in protest at the delay.
    "No, listen!  The files here are HUGE, it will take time to get everything 
straight.  You've got to be patient.  It WILL happen!"

                                  *   *   *   *   *  

     Warrior and team name changes will be accepted during the month of January.  If 
you have names you want to change, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI