DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/03/2009    Duedate: 03/30/2009

TELORINTHE ARENA

DM-83    TURN-24

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CONFESSION
OLDIES (5)
(83-47) [20-4-1,104]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CONFESSION                     ROFLMAO
OLDIES (5)                     ACRONYMS (38)
(83-47) [20-4-1,104]           (83-259) [6-2-1,49]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PARALDOXIA                     OUT FOR A DUCK
ZEITGEIST (18)                 BAD SIGNS (24)
(83-112) [10-13-0,88]          (83-275) [2-0-0,23]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

INVIDIOTS (16)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. OLDIES (5)                  43
2. ACRONYMS (38)               29      BAD SIGNS (24)
3. REJECTS (13)                26      Unchartered Team
4. INVIDIOTS (16)              13
5. OLLIS HEROES (27)           11      ACRONYMS (38)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 BAD SIGNS (24)            79  36  3 68.7   1/ 3 INVIDIOTS (16)           10  5 1
 2/ 2 OLDIES (5)                76  44  3 63.3   2/ 1 BAD SIGNS (24)           10  5 0
 3/ 3 INVIDIOTS (16)            72  43  5 62.6   3/ 4 OLLIS HEROES (27)         8  7 1
 4/ 4*ACRONYMS (38)             20  19  3 51.3   4/ 5*ACRONYMS (38)             7  8 1
 5/ 5 OLLIS HEROES (27)         60  59  2 50.4   5/ 6 OLDIES (5)                7  8 0
 6/ 6 ZEITGEIST (18)            50  65  2 43.5   6/ 2 ZEITGEIST (18)            7  8 0
 7/ 7 DEATH'S CHOSEN (17)       47  73  1 39.2   7/ 7 DEATH'S CHOSEN (17)       6  9 0
 8/ 8 REJECTS (13)              42  69  1 37.8   8/ 8 REJECTS (13)              3  3 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in TELORINTHE this turn, and let's 
start with a look at some of the teams.  It seems the training can make the 
difference, as BAD SIGNS is pushed out of top team by INVIDIOTS, who came from 3rd 
with a 4-1-0 this turn.  Now keep the taverns open late tonight, for there are 
sorrows to drown for ZEITGEIST, whose 0-5-0 this turn dropped them by 4 into 6th.  
The OLDIES guild has had a 4-1-0 turn and deserves to be watched in the future.  You 
never know where this kind of thing can lead.  And let's see, ROFLMAO fought HELGA 
HOARFROST and gained 25 points and contributed to ACRONYMS' 2-3-0.  HELGA HOARFROST 
has lost to ROFLMAO, falling 23 points, while helping make ZEITGEIST a 0-5-0 turn.  
We should ask CONFESSION about the thrill of victory, and what being the new 
Duelmaster does for a warrior, it's now the one to ask.  Tell me, is nothing sacred?  
I have heard from unimpeachable sources that The Welcome Wench uses trolls in their 
stew.  Talk about gristle!   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.  ZEITGEIST has cause to stand tall, 
as they were TELORINTHE's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to 
beat.  And avoiding ZEITGEIST more than any other team we find DEATH'S CHOSEN.  
TELORINTHE, are we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  The most 
challenged warrior this turn was DEATH'S CHOSEN's warrior MORWEL.  More fighters 
challenged her than challenged the Duelmaster!  In a brave attempt, DRAGGIN' MAIN 
from OLDIES challenged up 19 points to fight RIZZYN from the DEATH'S CHOSEN stable.  
DRAGGIN' MAIN perhaps got his just desserts, seeing as he defeated RIZZYN and ended 
up with 72 recognition points.   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  QUADRUPLE BOGEY has departed 
TELORINTHE, leaving BAD SIGNS without their 5-3-0 warrior.  Question, just what was 
its team doing at the taverns last night?  Whatever bright future WYSIWYG may have 
had, it's all history now.  The manager of ACRONYMS has lost a promising 5-2-0 
warrior.  A brave warrior does not carry a red shield, he has nothing to cover or 
hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  Well, I'm burning daylight here in TELORINTHE and I've a long road ahead 
of me.  Happy Trails.  Until you see my quill in TELORINTHE again, farewell-- Alarond 
the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CONFESSION 47                20   4  1   104       OLDIES (5)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOSSIPID 99                  16   7  2    97       INVIDIOTS (16)
 STEAL HOME 138               18   5  1    93       BAD SIGNS (24)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PARALDOXIA 112               10  13  0    88       ZEITGEIST (18)
 TORPORTLY 102                13  10  1    87       INVIDIOTS (16)
 MORWEL 210                    9  10  0    87       DEATH'S CHOSEN (17)
 SIMPLETONGUE 194             15   6  0    86       INVIDIOTS (16)
 LOTUS-EATER 193              14   7  2    81       INVIDIOTS (16)
 FHUME 86                     10  12  0    76       REJECTS (13)
 DRAGGIN' MAIN 44             18   6  0    72       OLDIES (5)
 PRINS RIKARD 232              8   6  1    68       OLLIS HEROES (27)
 RIZZYN 104                    9  15  0    67       DEATH'S CHOSEN (17)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WASNIS 224                    9   6  0    66       OLLIS HEROES (27)
 GUSHAN 222                    8   8  0    62       ZEITGEIST (18)
 GENERICKY 100                14   9  0    61       INVIDIOTS (16)
 LETTER SWEATER 43            14  10  2    60       OLDIES (5)
 VODI 158                     11  13  1    60       OLLIS HEROES (27)
 FI 84                        11  11  1    59       REJECTS (13)
 CYCLIDIA 111                 11  12  1    57       ZEITGEIST (18)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PEP RALLY 46                 13  11  0    51       OLDIES (5)
 TOA JALLER 183                8  14  0    49       OLLIS HEROES (27)
 ROFLMAO 259                   6   2  1    49       ACRONYMS (38)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 REVENANT 213                  7  11  0    48       DEATH'S CHOSEN (17)
 CUSTODIAN 215                 8   9  0    43       OLDIES (5)
 FOE 85                        8  14  0    41       REJECTS (13)
 ISHTAR 184                    8  15  0    39       DEATH'S CHOSEN (17)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EYE 180                       5  16  0    31       REJECTS (13)
 LUMP 269                      4   2  0    31       BAD SIGNS (24)
 HELGA HOARFROST 237           7   6  0    28       ZEITGEIST (18)
 IITYWTMWYBMAD 260             3   5  1    25       ACRONYMS (38)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OUT FOR A DUCK 275            2   0  0    23       BAD SIGNS (24)
 ILEOSA 263                    3   5  0    22       DEATH'S CHOSEN (17)
 MELANCHOLIA 239               5   6  0    21       ZEITGEIST (18)
 GOOML 264                     4   3  0    15       ACRONYMS (38)
 BONGO 277                     1   0  0    14       REJECTS (13)
 BOGOF 272                     1   2  1     6       ACRONYMS (38)
 YODA 274                      1   2  0     5       OLLIS HEROES (27)
 YIELD 276                     1   1  0     4       BAD SIGNS (24)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
WYSIWYG 261             5  3 0 ACRONYMS 38          AMBITIOUS GUARD        24  NONE
DETOUR 141             13  8 1 BAD SIGNS 24         GOSSIPID 99            22   
QUADRUPLE BOGEY 241     5  4 0 BAD SIGNS 24         VODI 158               24   
THE 192                 7 11 0 REJECTS 13           LOTUS-EATER 193        20  NOT REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

0-5?!  An opher?!  Oh, boy!  There goes that contract extension. -- Coach

Morwel -- I had plenty of pep, but no rally.  Good challenge, nice win. -- Pep Rally
P.S.  You jerk!  I don't wear skirts; only hot pants.

Lotus-Eater -- Couldn't seem to get the car to start.  You made me look like a buggy.
Salute. -- Draggin' Main

Gossipid -- You did that well.  Daydream Believer would be proud.  But say a few Hail
Mary's anyway. -- Confession

Revenant -- Wham!  Bam!  I was ripped to shreds! -- Letter Sweater

Quadruple Bogey -- Yeah, but I took a nine.  You cleaned my green. -- Custodian

     You wouldn't want it dirty, would you?

A salute to Duelmaster Gossipid.  Well done! -- Coach and The Oldies

Oldies -- Quite the turn.  Any more like that and Coach may start rolling around in
his grave. -- Dark Oracle, mgr of Bad Signs

Confession -- Careful about what you say, I might have to see if my light fingers can
pilfer from your collection plate. -- Steal Home

Iitywtmwybmad -- Looking solid, while I'm more of a soft biological mass.  BTW,
what's the end of your acronym?  If you told me what it meant, I might buy you
something sparkly? -- Lump

Michael Eldritch -- Yes, sorry to see the incredible shrinking arena. -- Dark Oracle

Rizzyn -- I must say I am amused by your feints as you try to get a lead on me. --
Steal Home

Bogof -- If I take one of your weapons, do I get the other one for free? -- Lump

Michael Eldritch -- I agree, this arena needs more blood to survive...  Do no others 
want the option of a "pure" basic arena, without the taint of hidden FE, sandbaggers
et al? -- Spawn

     It's a good question, but hard to answer.  Maybe it's the slow speed of this
     arena, or the bar to moving in tourney-free teams from elsewhere?  Maybe it's
     not even having the option of tourney play, whether you are likely to use it or
     not.  Let's think about this and ask around.  Maybe we can fix it.

Wasnis -- I think you were just toying with me...  Well won but thanks for the tips!
-- WYSIWYG

Ileosa -- Best 3 from 5??  I feel we'll meet again... -- ROFLMAO

Yoda -- Nice challenge...  You do seem to slip around much like your namesake! --
IITYWTMWYBMAD

Melancholia -- Don't know why you looked so glum, you must have enjoyed that! --
GOOML

     Some people are never satisfied.

Lump -- A bad sign indeed for me...  Gimme a while and I hope to do better! -- BOGOF

Gossipid -- Well done at staying on TOP!  But rumor has it, and we all know that if
the shadows could talk, that a couple of promising developments are heading your way.
Good luck. -- Azaziel

Michael -- If you don't stop feedin, we'll run out of teams!  Why don't you use your
contact to lure NEW TEAMS TO THIS ARENA? -- The Dark Angel Azaziel

Genericky -- I think I like this weapon.  See ya around. -- Gushan

Vodi -- I'm looking for a comeback, so thanks for the help. -- Cyclidia

Prins Rikard -- With learns like that, I'd chalk that loss as a win any day! --
Paraldoxia

Ishtar -- You are NOT supposed to be tangling with us Chosen!  I do appreciate the
learns though. -- Helga Hoarfrost

Gooml -- Whooppee, I'm 50 percent again. -- Melancholia

All -- Wow!  SEVEN TEAMS?!  Nineteen total fights!  Spread the word.  Heck, offer
them a cookie or something.  *wry grin* -- Michael Eldritch

     What kind of cookie?  This would make a difference.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

PRINS RIKARD was bested by MORWEL in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge fight.
STEAL HOME slimly won victory over PARALDOXIA in a 4 minute expert's Challenge battle.
DRAGGIN' MAIN defeated RIZZYN in a crowd pleasing 4 minute master's Challenge duel.
GENERICKY narrowly defeated TOA JALLER in a 2 minute veteran's Challenge fight.
QUADRUPLE BOGEY was slaughtered by VODI in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
WASNIS overpowered REVENANT in a 3 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
CUSTODIAN overpowered MELANCHOLIA in a action packed 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
IITYWTMWYBMAD vanquished YODA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
LUMP unbelievably bested EYE in a popular 3 minute gory Challenge duel.
OUT FOR A DUCK savagely defeated GOOML in a popular 8 minute gory Challenge melee.
GOSSIPID was luckily beaten by CONFESSION in a 12 minute master's Title match.
LOTUS-EATER bested GUSHAN in a 2 minute battle.
SIMPLETONGUE demolished CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
TORPORTLY handily defeated CYCLIDIA in a popular 1 minute bloody uneven fight.
PEP RALLY was vanquished by FHUME in a 1 minute bloody one-sided fray.
WYSIWYG was dealt death by AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 2 minute gory brawl.
FI overpowered ISHTAR in a 1 minute one-sided match.
LETTER SWEATER overpowered FOE in a 1 minute one-sided match.
HELGA HOARFROST was handily defeated by ROFLMAO in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
ILEOSA overpowered BOGOF in a 1 minute uneven fight.
YIELD was subdued by BONGO in a 1 minute beginner's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   9         WALL OF STEEL      9 -   4 -  0      69  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  7         TOTAL PARRY       34 -  17 -  1      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         LUNGING ATTACK    61 -  45 -  1      58  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         STRIKING ATTACK   36 -  29 -  2      55  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-STRIKE      10 -  10 -  2      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     15 -  18 -  1      45  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-LUNGE       10 -  12 -  0      45  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         AIMED BLOW        10 -  13 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         BASHING ATTACK    17 -  23 -  1      43  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         SLASHING ATTACK   23 -  46 -  2      33  |

Turn  24 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       2 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  5         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  2         2  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  4         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
SLASHING ATTACK    4 -  3     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  3         1  WALL OF STEEL  
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      CONFESSION 47              20   4  1  104 OLDIES (5)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    GOSSIPID 99                16   7  2   97 INVIDIOTS (16)
WALL OF STEEL    STEAL HOME 138             18   5  1   93 BAD SIGNS (24)
LUNGING ATTACK   TORPORTLY 102              13  10  1   87 INVIDIOTS (16)
PARRY-LUNGE      SIMPLETONGUE 194           15   6  0   86 INVIDIOTS (16)
PARRY-STRIKE     LOTUS-EATER 193            14   7  2   81 INVIDIOTS (16)
STRIKING ATTACK  PRINS RIKARD 232            8   6  1   68 OLLIS HEROES (27)
SLASHING ATTACK  GENERICKY 100              14   9  0   61 INVIDIOTS (16)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is PARALDOXIA 112.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was OUT FOR A DUCK 275.  The ten other most popular fighters were PARALDOXIA 112, EYE 
180, GOSSIPID 99, RIZZYN 104, GENERICKY 100, TORPORTLY 102, STEAL HOME 138, WASNIS 
224, WYSIWYG 261, and MORWEL 210.

The least popular fighter this week was CONFESSION 47.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were GOOML 264, YIELD 276, BOGOF 272, HELGA HOARFROST 237, ISHTAR 184, PEP 
RALLY 46, CYCLIDIA 111, YODA 274, QUADRUPLE BOGEY 241, and BONGO 277.