DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/01/2008    Duedate: 04/28/2008

TELORINTHE ARENA

DM-83    TURN-12

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GOSSIPID
INVIDIOTS (16)
(83-99) [9-3-1,80]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GOSSIPID                       LILITH
INVIDIOTS (16)                 FEMME FATALE II (34)
(83-99) [9-3-1,80]             (83-228) [6-2-0,57]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

EYE                            FHUME
REJECTS (13)                   REJECTS (13)
(83-180) [3-8-0,20]            (83-86) [5-7-0,31]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

INVIDIOTS (16)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ZEITGEIST (18)              38
2. BAD SIGNS (24)              35      BAD SIGNS (24)
3. OLLIS HEROES (27)           34      Unchartered Team
4. OLDIES (5)                  32
5. FEMME FATALE II (34)        26      FEMME FATALE II (34)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 BAD SIGNS (24)            37  18  3 67.3   1/ 1 INVIDIOTS (16)           10  5 1
 2/ 3 INVIDIOTS (16)            38  22  2 63.3   2/ 2 BAD SIGNS (24)           10  5 0
 3/ 4 OLDIES (5)                38  22  1 63.3   3/ 4 OLDIES (5)                9  6 1
 4/ 5 THE ASCENDANTS (10)       36  23  0 61.0   4/ 8 ZEITGEIST (18)            9  6 1
 5/ 6*FEMME FATALE II (34)      21  19  1 52.5   5/ 9 OLLIS HEROES (27)         9  6 0
 6/ 8 OLLIS HEROES (27)         29  31  0 48.3   6/ 6 THE ASCENDANTS (10)       8  7 0
 7/ 7*WAITING FOR DAWN (33)     19  25  1 43.2   7/12*FEMME FATALE II (34)      6  4 0
 8/13 ZEITGEIST (18)            22  33  2 40.0   8/ 5 DEATH'S CHOSEN (17)       6  9 1
 9/ 9 DEATH'S CHOSEN (17)       23  37  1 38.3   9/11 AAAARRGH HAMMERZ (3)      5 10 1
10-12 AQUA TEENS (22)           19  31  2 38.0  10/ 3 REJECTS (13)              5 10 0
11/10 AAAARRGH HAMMERZ (3)      22  36  2 37.9  11/ 7*WAITING FOR DAWN (33)     4 11 0
12/11 REJECTS (13)              22  38  1 36.7  12-10 AQUA TEENS (22)           3  2 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     I'd be like so totally speechless about being Duelmaster again if I didn't have
to talk about it, and I really feel like I should talk about it since beating
Cyclidia who's like so brave about her problem in like a really feminist girl-power
type way by saying like, "My namesake's Cyclidia and I really suffer from this
horrible disease and it's like really important that we do like research and stuff to
support it," and I really admire her that way especially since Eye told Letter
Sweater that both Delilah and Trake have the same like feminine problem and I don't
think it's cuz they're loose or slutty or anything but maybe they should just like
pick all their different boyfriends more carefully or something like that, ya know.
     But I'm so like proud and even happy that both the Oldies and Michael Eldritch
like my column cuz I've been told that it's like really the hottest read around and
like almost Shakespearianish or even Lindsay Lohanish and both the Library of America
and Maxim magazine want to publish me but I haven't really decided which one to go
with cuz I have to worry about my like prosperity or whatever it's called when like
old people a long time from now worry about and judge stuff.
     And anyway it's like such a bummer that I can't really like challenge anyone but
I can still avoid and I really think I should avoid Cyclidia since I'm still not sure
how like contagious she is, but besides her I'm just gonna leave it as like a free-
for-everyone and just like let the chips fall wherever they happen to and just like
put all my faith in whoever that guy above is with the big white beard and art school
smock even though he's like totally out of style and doesn't know the first thing
about fashion but even so I hear he's kind of important so maybe I should just like
thank him and leave it at that, ya know.

Gossipid

                                      SPY REPORT

     You elder fighters surely remember me.  The younger ones may call me Olaf 
Modeen.  I return to TELORINTHE once again!  Hmmmph!  I always thought REJECTS was an 
over-rated team and they proved it with a 1-4-0!  Up 'n down.  Up 'n down.  Rankings 
always change.  Up 'n down.  I think I'm gonna be...  Well, FEMME FATALE II's 7th 
moved them up to 2-3-0 place.  THE ASCENDANTS showed TELORINTHE what they were made 
of as they fought with a vengeance to walk off with 4-1-0.  What's with LILITH?  She 
actually beat AAAARRGH HAMMERZ's ROYAL RAGE HAMMER, and walked away with 22 more 
points from the fight.  Major screwup at AAAARRGH HAMMERZ.  ROYAL RAGE HAMMER lost 17 
points to LILITH.  Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe ROYAL RAGE HAMMER will 
provide more easy wins...  VETERAN MERCENARY was reminded on the sands why GOSSIPID 
is Duelmaster.  I suppose you want to hear some rumors and dirty gossip about your 
fellow fighters?  Tough!   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.  TELORINTHE thinks THE 
ASCENDANTS and their 36-23-0 is too much!  If at first you don't succeed, give up...  
In my day, no team with a 32-22-0 would scare me off!  What's the problem, INVIDIOTS? 
How well I know the feeling of being the most challenged warrior, SIMPLETONGUE!  
Don't make idle boasts, they may come back to haunt you.   
     Warriors of TELORINTHE unite.  You have only your games to lose!  Someone told 
LYRIAL that BAD SIGNS never Bloodfeuded, that she'd have an easy kill.  Well, I'm 
sure whoever misled you is right sorry.  Here's some advice:  study your opponent, 
master many skills, fight dirty.   
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  
TELORINTHE is a nice place to live, but I don't like to live in nice places.  Time 
for my medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOSSIPID 99                   9   3  1    80       INVIDIOTS (16)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOLDEN SOMBRERO 139          10   1  1    78       BAD SIGNS (24)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LOTUS-EATER 193               7   3  1    66       INVIDIOTS (16)
 SIMPLETONGUE 194              9   1  0    60       INVIDIOTS (16)
 LILITH 228                    6   2  0    57       FEMME FATALE II (34)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LYRIAL 103                    9   3  1    54       DEATH'S CHOSEN (17)
 CYCLIDIA 111                  6   5  1    47       ZEITGEIST (18)
 TRAKE 72                      9   3  0    45       THE ASCENDANTS (10)
 DETOUR 141                    7   4  1    45       BAD SIGNS (24)
 KALLOR 69                     6   6  0    41       THE ASCENDANTS (10)
 BUZZ 155                      7   5  0    39       OLLIS HEROES (27)
 DRAGGIN' MAIN 44             10   2  0    38       OLDIES (5)
 LETTER SWEATER 43             8   4  1    37       OLDIES (5)
 ESTELLA HAVISHAM 227          7   1  0    36       FEMME FATALE II (34)
 DELILAH 230                   5   3  1    35       FEMME FATALE II (34)
 ISHTAR 184                    5   6  0    35       DEATH'S CHOSEN (17)
 ROYAL RAGE HAMMER 37          9   3  1    34       AAAARRGH HAMMERZ (3)
 CONFESSION 47                 9   3  0    34       OLDIES (5)
 VODI 158                      7   5  0    34       OLLIS HEROES (27)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GENERICKY 100                 7   5  0    33       INVIDIOTS (16)
 RIZZYN 104                    4   8  0    33       DEATH'S CHOSEN (17)
 FI 84                         5   7  1    32       REJECTS (13)
 FHUME 86                      5   7  0    31       REJECTS (13)
 KNOW AND DESPAIR 199          6   3  0    30       WAITING FOR DAWN (33)
 FENER 68                      7   5  0    29       THE ASCENDANTS (10)
 PARALDOXIA 112                4   7  0    29       ZEITGEIST (18)
 STEAL HOME 138                7   4  1    28       BAD SIGNS (24)
 KAS OF YS 109                 5   6  0    28       ZEITGEIST (18)
-MOONITE 132                   3   7  0    28       AQUA TEENS (22)
-OL' DRIPPY 206                4   2  0    26       AQUA TEENS (22)
 PRINS RIKARD 232              2   0  0    25       OLLIS HEROES (27)
 PEP RALLY 46                  6   6  0    24       OLDIES (5)
 FOE 85                        6   6  0    24       REJECTS (13)
 TORPORTLY 102                 6   6  0    24       INVIDIOTS (16)
 OUTLANDER HAMMER 33           6   6  0    24       AAAARRGH HAMMERZ (3)
 MAKE ME HOLY AGAIN 198        5   4  0    24       WAITING FOR DAWN (33)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLOODY STOOL 143              6   5  0    23       BAD SIGNS (24)
 GUSHAN 222                    2   2  0    23       ZEITGEIST (18)
-CARL 130                      3   7  0    21       AQUA TEENS (22)
 CUSTODIAN 215                 2   3  0    21       OLDIES (5)
 EYE 180                       3   8  0    20       REJECTS (13)
-MASTER SHAKE 128              4   6  1    19       AQUA TEENS (22)
 UNIFY WITH A SPADE 200        4   5  0    17       WAITING FOR DAWN (33)
-MEATWAD 129                   3   7  1    17       AQUA TEENS (22)
 LOLA 231                      3   5  0    16       FEMME FATALE II (34)
 THE 192                       3   7  0    16       REJECTS (13)
 NEVER SLEEP 197               3   6  0    15       WAITING FOR DAWN (33)
 TOA JALLER 183                2   9  0    15       OLLIS HEROES (27)
 TREACH 218                    4   1  0    13       THE ASCENDANTS (10)
 MORWEL 210                    2   5  0    11       DEATH'S CHOSEN (17)
 WASNIS 224                    2   1  0    11       OLLIS HEROES (27)
 REVENANT 213                  1   5  0     8       DEATH'S CHOSEN (17)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HELGA HOARFROST 237           1   0  0     8       ZEITGEIST (18)
 CLODIA 229                    0   8  0     8       FEMME FATALE II (34)
 VALENTINE HAMMER 226          1   2  0     5       AAAARRGH HAMMERZ (3)
 TOGG 234                      1   1  0     4       THE ASCENDANTS (10)
 VENGEANCE HAMMER 233          1   1  0     4       AAAARRGH HAMMERZ (3)
 GROUNDHOG HAMMER 225          0   3  0     3       AAAARRGH HAMMERZ (3)
 72 OVER PAR 235               0   1  0     1       BAD SIGNS (24)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
NO TOURNEY HAMMER 214   1  3 0 AAAARRGH HAMMERZ 3   LADY BLUE 221          10  REVENGED
3RD AND 98 142          7  3 0 BAD SIGNS 24         LYRIAL 103             11  JUST REVENGED
TAUTROSA 154            7  3 0 OLLIS HEROES 27      LETTER SWEATER 43      10  REVENGED
OSSERC 70               7  3 0 THE ASCENDANTS 10    LOTUS-EATER 193        10   
MASH 236                0  1 0 WAITING FOR DAWN 33  BLACK ORC              12  NONE
LADY BLUE 221           1  2 1 ZEITGEIST 18         ROYAL RAGE HAMMER 37   11   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Gossipid -- You did well!  Champ!  Again!  So hot!  Well done!  Loved the column. --
Coach

Vengeance Hammer -- If you keep beating up on my poor Custodian like that, I will
tell The Consortium boss to not visit you in Qatar!  So there! -- Coach

Foe?  It is such a downer when a foe beats one. -- Pep Rally (not rallying at the
moment)

Buzz -- You messed up my look! -- Letter Sweater

Eye -- It was a pleasure meeting you on Main.  I am sorry you didn't pick up anyone,
but losers are not expected to do so.  Eh? -- Draggin Main

Fener -- Well, you didn't think you'd wait me out for a tell-all did you? --
Confession

Wasnis -- We can call it beginner's luck if you like. -- Togg

Clodia -- Well that was an interesting dance.  I am sure you would like to choose a
different partner next time though. -- Kallor

Confession -- Damn wasn't that an exciting fight?  I am sure our managers would have
loved it if they managed to stay awake. -- Fener

Revenant -- Very nice challenge on your part. -- Treach

Lotus-Eater -- Well I had to give it a try for my fallen brother but I don't think I
will be trying twice. -- Trake

Lyrial -- You lie!!!  Turns out your team just doesn't get enough of the Bad Signs.
-- 3rd & 98

Know & Despair -- Sounds like the Dilemma your manager is now facing. -- Golden
Sombrero

Fi -- How can one rightly expect to Steal Home when forced to crawl around on the
ground all fight? -- Steal Home

Gushan -- Seems you were feeling a little off to start. -- Bloody Stool

Rizzyn -- My oh My!  Haven't you seen enough of the Bad Signs yet? -- Detour

Bad Signs -- Tit for tat, I feel avenged. -- Dark Angel Azaziel

Ghost of 3rd and 98 -- May Elysium grant your soul rest!  You were a worthy opponent.
-- Lyrial

Custodian -- I thought I saw you when I was in the shower!  Naughty, naughty! ;) --
Morwel

JGW -- How, in all the planes, did you replace your entire team with experienced
fighters?  Now, THAT is a secret worth knowing! -- Azaziel, mgr. Death's Chosen
P.S.  Let me guess, they don't have tourney experience!  Yea, right!

Unify with a Spade -- Divide with a blade. -- Ishtar

Treach -- Thank you, I REALLY needed that. -- Revenant

Salgrid -- Maybe you know.  What happened to the democratic council we voted for? --
Azaziel, mgr. Death's Chosen

Gossipid -- Congrats!  See you soon (hopefully). -- Lyrial

Bloody Stool -- You definitely win the "comeback kid" award. -- Gushan

Genericky -- That was a monstrous swing! -- Kas of Ys

Groundhog Hammer -- Considering your learns, I'd call the fight a win for you! --
Paraldoxia

Gossipid -- Now THAT would have been an upset!  Well fought, Duelmaster. -- Cyclidia

Royal Rage Hammer -- We shall see.... -- Gladiators of Zeitgeist

The Scribe -- Reality is cramping my schedule....  Still intend to send a storyline,
but my timing is uncertain.  What I wouldn't do for a good *TIME JUMP*. -- Michael
Eldritch

Telorinthe Tuffies -- My paperwork has been shifted somewhere!  Should have a full
stable this cycle! -- Hammer/Minister of War/etc

To those inquiring about the Managers' Governering Council for the arena:  I have no
idea where it is or what it is or isn't doing.  I'd help if I could, but this is
strictly a matter between managers. -- Arenamaster Salgreid

Status report:  Would you believe that the contractor has ripped all the old vinyl
tiles and actual antique linoleum off my floors and now I can't walk across the room
without sticking to the old (which I asked him to do because it was ugly and there's
wood underneath) glue?  Yeah, I didn't believe it, either.  Until I tried to walk
across the floor.  Good thing I was wearing shoes!  But cheese loueese!  There's a
lot more to renovating an old house than I had expected, and this despite the fact
that I *knew* it needed a lot of work.  All new plumbing, I expected that--the old
stuff had burst all over the place.  All new paint inside, of course, gods, you
should see what was in there to begin with!  Talk about adventures in living!  I
think I'm going to have to put my computer up under the roof to be high enough to get
a line-of-sight on the top of the water tower, which is where the internet company
has their repeater.

In the meantime, those of you interested in getting together some storylines here,
contact me.  A diplo to "Scribe, any arena" will do it.  Or an email to Livia AT
reality DOT com, but be SURE to put Duel 2 in the subject line; I get a lot of spam
and dump it without opening it. -- the Scribe

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MASH was viciously butchered by BLACK ORC in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
GOLDEN SOMBRERO demolished LYRIAL in a 1 minute gory one-sided Bloodfeud melee.
TOA JALLER was vanquished by LETTER SWEATER in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud brawl.
ISHTAR was overpowered by SIMPLETONGUE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
CYCLIDIA bested DELILAH in a 2 minute gruesome Challenge brawl.
DRAGGIN' MAIN luckily beat FI in a exciting 3 minute bloody Challenge struggle.
ESTELLA HAVISHAM overcame FHUME in a action packed 4 minute Challenge fight.
VODI viciously subdued MAKE ME HOLY AGAIN in a crowd boring 19 minute Challenge duel.
TORPORTLY was overpowered by TRAKE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
PARALDOXIA was luckily beaten by CONFESSION in a exciting 3 minute Challenge fight.
MORWEL was beaten by OUTLANDER HAMMER in a exciting 1 minute Challenge fight.
KAS OF YS subdued BLOODY STOOL in a 5 minute Challenge competition.
RIZZYN handily defeated UNIFY WITH A SPADE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
LOLA was savagely defeated by STEAL HOME in a 2 minute gory Challenge brawl.
CLODIA was viciously subdued by WASNIS in a 7 minute gory Challenge conflict.
PRINS RIKARD vanquished TOGG in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
CUSTODIAN vanquished VENGEANCE HAMMER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fray.
GOSSIPID viciously subdued VETERAN MERCENARY in a 3 minute bloody Title brawl.
LOTUS-EATER was defeated by KUNG-FU MASTER in a 2 minute bout.
LILITH demolished ROYAL RAGE HAMMER in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
GENERICKY was beaten by DETOUR in a crowd pleasing 1 minute fight.
BUZZ devastated NEVER SLEEP in a 1 minute gory one-sided contest.
KNOW AND DESPAIR unbelievably bested EYE in a popular 3 minute gruesome match.
FOE was vanquished by KALLOR in a 3 minute mismatched fray.
THE luckily beat GROUNDHOG HAMMER in a 6 minute match.
REVENANT was overpowered by GUSHAN in a 1 minute uneven fight.
FENER beat PEP RALLY in a action packed 2 minute fight.
VALENTINE HAMMER was defeated by HELGA HOARFROST in a 3 minute gruesome novice's bout.
TREACH outlasted 72 OVER PAR in a tiring 13 minute beginner's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  14         AIMED BLOW        40 -  18 -  2      69  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    8         STRIKING ATTACK   40 -  24 -  3      63  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      8         TOTAL PARRY       75 -  47 -  0      61  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  6         PARRY-RIPOSTE     36 -  31 -  1      54  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         PARRY-STRIKE      15 -  13 -  1      54  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         WALL OF STEEL     16 -  16 -  1      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         SLASHING ATTACK   40 -  42 -  3      49  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-LUNGE       11 -  13 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    52 -  99 -  1      34  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         BASHING ATTACK    16 -  43 -  2      27  |

Turn  12 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:

WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  4         3  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     4 - 10         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     3 -  1     AIMED BLOW         0 -  4         1  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -  3                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
TOTAL PARRY        5 -  3                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    GOSSIPID 99                 9   3  1   80 INVIDIOTS (16)
STRIKING ATTACK  GOLDEN SOMBRERO 139        10   1  1   78 BAD SIGNS (24)
PARRY-STRIKE     LOTUS-EATER 193             7   3  1   66 INVIDIOTS (16)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      SIMPLETONGUE 194            9   1  0   60 INVIDIOTS (16)
LUNGING ATTACK   LILITH 228                  6   2  0   57 FEMME FATALE II (34)
AIMED BLOW       LYRIAL 103                  9   3  1   54 DEATH'S CHOSEN (17)
SLASHING ATTACK  CYCLIDIA 111                6   5  1   47 ZEITGEIST (18)
TOTAL PARRY      DRAGGIN' MAIN 44           10   2  0   38 OLDIES (5)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is EYE 180.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
FHUME 86.  The ten other most popular fighters were PARALDOXIA 112, EYE 180, FI 84, 
PEP RALLY 46, GOSSIPID 99, KAS OF YS 109, HELGA HOARFROST 237, GOLDEN SOMBRERO 139, 
SIMPLETONGUE 194, and DELILAH 230.

The least popular fighter this week was VODI 158.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MAKE ME HOLY AGAIN 198, TREACH 218, REVENANT 213, GROUNDHOG HAMMER 225, 
THE 192, NEVER SLEEP 197, ROYAL RAGE HAMMER 37, VENGEANCE HAMMER 233, TOGG 234, and 
WASNIS 224.