DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/03/2014    Duedate: 01/30/2014

ILLIS ARENA

DM-59    TURN-295

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CHAGUA KORBIN
ISLANDERS (247)
(59-2760) [19-26-1,110]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CHAGUA KORBIN                  TORTY
ISLANDERS (247)                BEATRICE (311)
(59-2760) [19-26-1,110]        (59-2835) [6-0-0,50]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CHAGUA KORBIN                  CHAGUA KORBIN
ISLANDERS (247)                ISLANDERS (247)
(59-2760) [19-26-1,110]        (59-2760) [19-26-1,110]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BEATRICE (311)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BEATRICE (311)              40
2. ISLANDERS (247)              9      TALL TALES (305)
3. ELDER GODS (313)             6      Unchartered Team
4. TALL TALES (305)             1
5. CHAPEL ROCK (287)            0      BEATRICE (311)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2*BEATRICE (311)            18  10  0 64.3   1/ 3*BEATRICE (311)            8  4 0
 2/ 1*ELDER GODS (313)           6   4  2 60.0   2- 1 CHAPEL ROCK (287)         6  0 0
 3- 3 CHAPEL ROCK (287)        255 186 14 57.8   3/ 4*ELDER GODS (313)          6  4 2
 4- 4 HANGOVERS (265)          172 128 15 57.3   4/ 2 ISLANDERS (247)           6  9 0
 5/ 5 TALL TALES (305)          93  85  2 52.2   5- 5 HANGOVERS (265)           1  2 0
 6- 6 BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)    85  88  2 49.1   6/ 6 TALL TALES (305)          0  3 0
 7/ 7 ISLANDERS (247)          417 534 16 43.8   7- 7 BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)    0  1 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 369): PORT-A-FORTRESS of THE CHOSEN (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 366): FREDDY FENDER of OTTO'S MECHANICS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 364): NABUCA of WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U! (La Guillotine, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 320): MALICE of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 342): LAPUR BISQUE of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 336): JACK B. NIMBLE of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 323): QUALITY of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 317): ZOUM LE BOUSE of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, 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 270): DIRTY GIRL SCOUT of CORDIALS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 271): TURBULENT BILLIARDS of BAD COMBOS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 271): EDMONDS of GASHOUSE GANG (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 86): CUSTODIAN of OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 269): PUNGENT STENCH of FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 369): THE CHOSEN (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 366): LORD OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 364): BASH BROS OCEAN (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 320): DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 342): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 336): DEAD GAWDS (Death Jester, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 323): MESOPOTAMIA (Var, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 317): 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 270): NEW YORK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 271): MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 271): GASHOUSE GANG (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 86): CHAPEL OF THE GHOULS (Var, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 269): FEVER PITCH (Chuck, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 368): GLOBULIZER of WEIRD ALCHEMY (La Guillotine, 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 342): THE STATISTITIAN of AVID FANS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 317): ZOUM LE BOUSE of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
                            SALINA REES of MIDDLE WAY 8 (Jorja, mgr.)
                (turn 316): DARGON of DRAGONS GUARD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 270): RONARDA SOLA of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 270): CARPENTER of GASHOUSE GANG (Crip, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, in ILLIS a quiet thief gets rich, but a quiet spymaster gets poor.  So 
bring me ale and harken to my tidbits of news.  It seems the training can make the 
difference, as CHAPEL ROCK is pushed out of top team by BEATRICE, who came from 3rd 
with a 3-0-0 this turn.  And let's see, BALL fought FISHHOOK and gained 16 points and 
contributed to BEATRICE's 3-0-0.  TIKI has lost to TORTY, falling 11 points, while 
helping make ISLANDERS a 3-2-0 turn.  Due to its absence and inability to defend the 
throne, NAZARETH has lost the title of Duelmaster.  And all eyes were on CHAGUA 
KORBIN this turn as he ascended to the throne of Duelmaster.  ILLIS has a new victor! 
Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I have heard from unimpeachable sources that The 
Dripping Blade uses trolls in their stew.  Talk about gristle!   
     I tell you, a green quarterstaff lasts longer than a seasoned sapling.  A basher 
friend of mine assures me this is true.  I also notice that the BEATRICE stable was 
the most avoided team this turn.  Come on ILLIS, what are you afraid of?  And guess 
who avoided BEATRICE stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was ELDER GODS.  Anyone 
surprised?  Well, sports fans, take notice that BALLERINA from BEATRICE was ILLIS' 
most challenged warrior this turn.   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  We'd like to remind certain teams not to rob the graves of their 
enemies.  You know who you are; and it's considered rude.   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  Well, I'm burning daylight here in ILLIS and I've a long road ahead of me. 
Happy Trails.  Until you see my quill in ILLIS again, farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHAGUA KORBIN 2760           19  26  1   110       ISLANDERS (247)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-NAZARETH 2503                22   8  0   129       CHAPEL ROCK (287)
-IMMACULATECOLLECTION 2632    22   2  0   128       CHAPEL ROCK (287)
-RED RED WINE 2481            14   4  1   117       HANGOVERS (265)
-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  31  0    88       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)
 TORTY 2835                    6   0  0    50       BEATRICE (311)
-STONE TEMPLE PILOT 2755       5   4  0    44       CHAPEL ROCK (287)
 BALL 2836                     6   1  0    42       BEATRICE (311)
 FISHHOOK 2807                 9   9  0    36       ISLANDERS (247)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BALLERINA 2832                3   2  0    32       BEATRICE (311)
 TIKI 2840                     5   2  0    29       ISLANDERS (247)
-IRISH FLAG 2674               4   6  1    29       HANGOVERS (265)
-BEATIE 2831                   3   1  0    27       BEATRICE (311)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BAST 2853                     2   0  0    22       ELDER GODS (313)
 SHARK TOOTH 2837              3   6  0    17       ISLANDERS (247)
 DELISLE 2838                  2   6  1    16       ISLANDERS (247)
 NODENS 2856                   1   0  0    13       ELDER GODS (313)
 YAD-THADDAG 2852              1   1  1     6       ELDER GODS (313)
 VORVADOSS 2851                1   1  0     6       ELDER GODS (313)
 ULTHAR 2854                   1   1  1     5       ELDER GODS (313)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Delisle -- Well, of course I like to nap.  I'm a cat!  Twenty hours of sleep and nap

time are great preparations for arena fights.  Try it some time. -- Torty
P.S.  I am not a tortoise-turtle, although I wish I had one of those shells over me
at nap time. I do.

Tiki -- That hurt.  Again.  Can't you just let me walk on my tippy-toes in peace? --
Ballerina

Delisle -- That's the way the ball bounces.... -- Ball

Shark Tooth -- To the victors go the spoils, so for my spoils I want you to tell
Delisle he is full of what fills the cat litter box, and get yourself a scratching
post for your teeth. -- Torty

Life is sweet!  Except for Irvin.  Why do my humans have that male cat who takes up
some of my space?  Silly owners!  Maybe for Christmas they will get rid of him? --
Beatrice
P.s.  Wake me up if you need me.  I need a nap.

Nazareth -- Now you know.  Although Jorja muttered something vague about possible
strat changes this year.  I'll believe THAT when I see it. -- Chagua Korbin
P.S.  Skills are good, though.  Thanks.

Beatrice -- Mice?  What the heck? -- Islanders

We salute those who participated in the mail-in tourney. -- Jorja and the Islanders

Stone Temple Pilot -- We just did this.  Once was enough. -- Fishhook

Ballerina -- Very graceful, but you should bow a little lower. -- Tiki
P.S.  Oh, all right.  You taught me four skills, so you get a pass.

Torty -- Huh, if we were in the water, that would have gone differently. -- Shark
Tooth

Ball -- (outraged)  What was THAT all about? -- DeLisle

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ULTHAR was bested by DELISLE in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
YAD-THADDAG was devastated by BALLERINA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
VORVADOSS was overcome by SHARK TOOTH in a 2 minute Challenge match.
CHAGUA KORBIN overpowered JOHNNY APPLESEED in a 1 minute mismatched Title duel.
FISHHOOK was overpowered by BALL in a 1 minute mismatched match.
TORTY devastated TIKI in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
BAST bested VENAL CLERK in a 3 minute amateur's match.
NODENS handily defeated MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         BASHING ATTACK    11 -   3 -  0      79  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         TOTAL PARRY       19 -  10 -  0      66  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   3 -  0      63  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         AIMED BLOW        13 -   9 -  2      59  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK   23 -  18 -  2      56  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         LUNGING ATTACK    16 -  17 -  0      48  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -  11 -  1      42  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   2 -  0      33  |

Turn 295 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-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         4  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   TORTY 2835                  6   0  0   50 BEATRICE (311)
STRIKING ATTACK  BALL 2836                   6   1  0   42 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 DELISLE 2838, 
BALLERINA 2832, BALL 2836, TORTY 2835, BAST 2853, NODENS 2856, ULTHAR 2854, SHARK 
TOOTH 2837, JOHNNY APPLESEED 2767, and YAD-THADDAG 2852.

The least popular fighter this week was TIKI 2840.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were FISHHOOK 2807, VORVADOSS 2851, YAD-THADDAG 2852, JOHNNY APPLESEED 2767, 
SHARK TOOTH 2837, ULTHAR 2854, NODENS 2856, BAST 2853, TORTY 2835, and BALL 2836.

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

For those of you who keep track of such things, several additional warriors 
graduated from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament. 

                     CHUPACABRA (10-3827) TERRAPIN STATION  (189) 
                           DECEON RAIN (50-883) KAOS  (127) 
                       PIONEER (82-47958) TRIPPIN' OUT  (8064) 
                      GRAPE APE (82-34889) BRAIN FOOD 9  (5739) 
                DUELMASTERS.COM (82-16536) SUPERIOR FORCES 720  (2509) 
                     FROZBOZ (82-14622) FIRES OF HEAVEN 4  (2181) 
                           RAGE (82-36450) EMOTIONS  (6013) 
                 HUNGRY HIPPO (82-49609) SUPERIOR FORCES 5411  (8331) 
                       BABEL (82-46069) SACS DE SABLE 1  (7725) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes