DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/08/2009    Duedate: 01/04/2010

TELORINTHE ARENA

DM-83    TURN-34

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CONFESSION
OLDIES (5)
(83-47) [30-4-1,158]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CONFESSION                     STEEL MUSE
OLDIES (5)                     NONSUCH HOUSE (39)
(83-47) [30-4-1,158]           (83-287) [3-1-0,29]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PARALDOXIA                     PARALDOXIA
ZEITGEIST (18)                 ZEITGEIST (18)
(83-112) [12-21-0,105]         (83-112) [12-21-0,105]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

OLDIES (5)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. OLLIS HEROES (27)           40
2. OLDIES (5)                  30      OLDIES (5)
3. NONSUCH HOUSE (39)          16      Unchartered Team
4. ZEITGEIST (18)               7
5. BAD SIGNS (24)               4      NONSUCH HOUSE (39)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 OLDIES (5)               115  55  3 67.6   1/ 1 OLDIES (5)               13  2 0
 2/ 1 MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)        43  22  1 66.2   2/ 3*NONSUCH HOUSE (39)       12  3 1
 3/ 3*NONSUCH HOUSE (39)        13   7  1 65.0   3/ 2 MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)        8  7 0
 4/ 0 BAD SIGNS (24)            94  55  4 63.1   4/ 5 ZEITGEIST (18)            6  9 0
 5- 4*CHAPEL OF THE GHOUL (21)  11   8  0 57.9   5/ 7 OLLIS HEROES (27)         4  6 0
 6/ 5 OLLIS HEROES (27)         79  84  3 48.5   6- 6 DEATH'S CHOSEN (17)       3  2 0
 7/ 6 ZEITGEIST (18)            71  94  2 43.0   7- 4*CHAPEL OF THE GHOUL (21)  2  3 0
 8- 7 DEATH'S CHOSEN (17)       61  89  1 40.7   8/ 0 BAD SIGNS (24)            0  5 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.

     After ten straight DM Titles, I hardly have the arm strength to write another
column.  But I will be in my black box home waiting to talk to anyone who wants to
chat.  Bring money for penance as I am running out of prayers for you to say.  They
don't seem to help you much anyway.  The cash will help me.
     Coach made me write that I have to welcome all newbies and everybody, I guess,
to Telorinthe. What the heck!  The more people we have, the more confessions, the
more cash.  I may just like this!
     See you next time.
          Confession DMX

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, in TELORINTHE a quiet thief gets rich, but a quiet spymaster gets 
poor.  So bring me ale and harken to my tidbits of news.  The NONSUCH HOUSE 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, WASNIS fought KARIN LO and gained 15 points 
and contributed to OLLIS HEROES' 3-2-0.  KARIN LO has lost to WASNIS, falling 13 
points, while helping make MIDDLE WAY 21 a 2-3-0 turn.  This turn CONFESSION 
challenged PARALDOXIA in what was TELORINTHE's Title bout.  Defending its title for 
another turn, CONFESSION kept ZEITGEIST's warrior, PARALDOXIA, from claiming the 
throne.  By the way, was that our Duelmaster that I saw last night, cramped under the 
table at The Warty Toad?   
     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 DEATH'S CHOSEN stable 
was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on TELORINTHE, what are you afraid of?  
And guess who avoided DEATH'S CHOSEN stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was 
OLDIES.  Anyone surprised?  The most challenged warrior this turn was ZEITGEIST's 
warrior GUSHAN.  More fighters challenged him than challenged the Duelmaster!  VODI 
from OLLIS HEROES took a risk this turn by bravely challenging up 53 points in a 
challenge against GUSHAN.  Sad to say, VODI lost to GUSHAN, and the attempt ended up 
costing VODI 0 recognition points.  In a brave attempt, TOA JALLER from OLLIS HEROES 
challenged up 23 points to fight QUITA REMMING from the MIDDLE WAY 21 stable.  TOA 
JALLER perhaps got his just desserts, seeing as he won victory over QUITA REMMING and 
ended up with 90 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.  Is it really true that TELORINTHE 
has more dishwashers per capita that fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     I like this place, TELORINTHE, the taverns have old wine, and young serving 
girls.  Who could ask for more?  Always good to rest in TELORINTHE, but never good to 
wear out my welcome.  Look for me in future turns.  Until you see my quill in 
TELORINTHE again, farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CONFESSION 47                30   4  1   158       OLDIES (5)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GUSHAN 222                   16  10  0   126       ZEITGEIST (18)
 DRAGGIN' MAIN 44             26   8  0   109       OLDIES (5)
 CUSTODIAN 215                17  10  0   105       OLDIES (5)
 PARALDOXIA 112               12  21  0   105       ZEITGEIST (18)
-RIZZYN 104                   12  18  0   100       DEATH'S CHOSEN (17)
 LETTER SWEATER 43            21  13  2    91       OLDIES (5)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STEAL HOME 138               22   8  1    90       BAD SIGNS (24)
 TOA JALLER 183               13  18  0    90       OLLIS HEROES (27)
 PEP RALLY 46                 18  16  0    89       OLDIES (5)
-MORWEL 210                   12  13  0    86       DEATH'S CHOSEN (17)
 WASNIS 224                   14  10  0    80       OLLIS HEROES (27)
 QUITA REMMING 294             9   4  0    76       MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)
 HELGA HOARFROST 237          11  12  0    71       ZEITGEIST (18)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VODI 158                     13  20  1    70       OLLIS HEROES (27)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CYCLIDIA 111                 14  19  1    66       ZEITGEIST (18)
 ORRIE POLLAS 295              9   4  1    64       MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)
 KARIN LO 292                  7   6  0    60       MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)
 MORIS NAHR 291                9   4  0    59       MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-REVENANT 213                 10  14  0    52       DEATH'S CHOSEN (17)
 MELANCHOLIA 239               9  12  0    50       ZEITGEIST (18)
-ISHTAR 184                   10  19  0    49       DEATH'S CHOSEN (17)
-ILEOSA 263                    6   8  0    49       DEATH'S CHOSEN (17)
 SAM TALL 293                  9   4  0    44       MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)
 LUMP 269                      8   5  0    40       BAD SIGNS (24)
 OUT FOR A DUCK 275            5   4  0    35       BAD SIGNS (24)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AVATAR 283                    3   3  1    31       OLLIS HEROES (27)
 STEEL MUSE 287                3   1  0    29       NONSUCH HOUSE (39)
 SILVERBACK 288                3   1  1    28       NONSUCH HOUSE (39)
 YODA 274                      5   7  0    26       OLLIS HEROES (27)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROOK 286                      3   1  0    20       NONSUCH HOUSE (39)
 WHITEY D'EAGLE 289            2   2  0    19       NONSUCH HOUSE (39)
-ORGAN GRINDER 124             3   1  0    18       CHAPEL OF THE GHOULS (21)
 CORNELIUS 285                 2   2  0    17       NONSUCH HOUSE (39)
-NOCTURNAL RITES 127           4   0  0    15       CHAPEL OF THE GHOULS (21)
-MORBID ANGEL 126              2   2  0     8       CHAPEL OF THE GHOULS (21)
-SIN EATER 123                 2   1  0     7       CHAPEL OF THE GHOULS (21)
 CONSTRUCTION ZONE 284         0   2  0     4       BAD SIGNS (24)
 KELLUMBO'S INITS. 296         0   1  0     2       BAD SIGNS (24)
-CORPSE SPITTER 290            0   2  0     2       CHAPEL OF THE GHOULS (21)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
MENDOZA LINE 278        3  3 0 BAD SIGNS 24         AVATAR 283             30  NOT REVENGED
UNHOLY CONFESSION 125   0  2 0 CHAPEL OF THE GHO 21 ICE MAKER 93           30  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Paraldoxia -- Good try.  Again.  But once more I reconciled you.  For your penance,
say five, wait, no, forget that; abstain from alcohol for the four weeks.  That'll do
it. -- Confession

Gushan -- You must have wanted me really bad!  You were up there 25 points above me
and I couldn't even see you.  (sigh)  Congrats, I guess. -- Letter Sweater

Karin Lo -- Are you going to try out for cheerleader? -- Pep Rally

Convicted Assassin -- Well, you shoulda been. -- Custodian

Helga -- Hey!  Thanks for teaching me a skill.  That is unusual and apparently takes
effort!  Thanks for the "w" too! -- Draggin' Main (room, room)

     Is it a room with a view?

Dimetreas -- Nice ole spotlight.  Keep 'em comin', y'hear?  Y'all be quite the
welcome asset to this'n Telorinthe. -- Coach (Oldied)

Middle Way 21 -- We be comin' fer yuh.  We want yourn spots! -- The Oldies

To all -- We Oldies have more WILL than Confession might have indicated in his DM
Column.  Yessireebob. -- The Oldies Publicist (chuckling--and wondering if anyone
noticed the goof)

Uh, well, howdy, Salgreid 'n all yuh newbies.  Yup. -- Coach and his Oldies
P.S.  Ain't that Salgreid name kinda high hillbilly?
P.P.S.  Ole Coach wantsa bang the drums inna parade.  Yup.

     Coach -- Are you attempting to insult me?  I want to be sure before I take
     offense. -- Arenamaster Salgreid

Letter Sweater -- Sorry 'bout that.  I didn't know the prior fight's outcome.  Won't
happen again, hopefully. -- Gushan

Orrie Pollas -- Yes, tell your friend Moris that I am quite blue... in more ways than
one. -- Melancholia

Draggin' Main -- I lose and gain 10 recognition!  Bah, I HATE your style! -- Helga
Hoarfrost

Quita Remming -- And I MEAN it... anybody want a peanut?  Uh, I don't know where THAT
came from. -- Cyclidia, the confused

     Does the peanut have chocolate with it?

Confession -- Alright now, this is getting ridiculous!  Gushan gonna take another
whack at ya.  Me?  I'm gonna mop some floors. -- Paraldoxia

Dimetreas -- We're actually a pretty talkative bunch here, though maybe BUNCH is
stretching it a bit *wry grin*.  Unfortunately, Hal has seen fit to eat some
personals from time to time, and I lost a whole turn in limbo.  So here's a hearty
welcome to the only NEW team in Telorinthe.  If somebody would graduate, maybe we
could give you a few Initiates to tussle with.  Anyway, welcome to Telorinthe, may
your stay be interesting. ;) -- Michael Eldritch, mgr. Zeitgeist

This is a new arena and all, but should it show up in the regional news for slow
arenas?  It does seem to be an unwarranted slight. -- Dimetreas

     This issue has been brought up before... and it keeps falling through a crack.
     It is probably going to continue to fall through a crack.  "Slow" is not a
     region. -- the Scribe, who now does the regional news unaided

Pep Rally -- Not today, please!  Jumping around in the snow... the very thought of it
exhausts me. -- Karin Lo

Cyclidia -- Amazing how you can surrender gracefully even with broken ribs.  I hadn't
expected that.  How do you do it? -- Quita Remming
P.S.  Not that I want to lose to find out!

It says a lot for Telorinthe that we have to import a golem to act as the arena's
Dangerous Criminal. -- Moris Nahr

Melancholia -- Speak for yourself.  The geist of my zeit is positive. -- Orrie Pollas

Aha!  Even here, a Cult Member!  I will have to look into this. -- Sam Tall

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CONFESSION unbelievably bested PARALDOXIA in a 3 minute Challenge Title fight.
TOA JALLER overcame QUITA REMMING in a 1 minute Challenge match.
HELGA HOARFROST was overpowered by LETTER SWEATER in a 1 minute Challenge duel.
VODI was overpowered by GUSHAN in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
WASNIS devastated KARIN LO in a 2 minute uneven Challenge brawl.
WHITEY D'EAGLE was savagely defeated by AVATAR in a 1 minute Challenge struggle.
CUSTODIAN overcame KUNG-FU MASTER in a 2 minute fight.
DRAGGIN' MAIN overcame STEAL HOME in a 6 minute expert's melee.
PEP RALLY slimly won victory over ORRIE POLLAS in a 3 minute gruesome one-sided duel.
CYCLIDIA viciously subdued LUMP in a 4 minute brutal one-sided fight.
SAM TALL viciously subdued AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 5 minute gory bout.
MORIS NAHR demolished YODA in a 1 minute mismatched match.
MELANCHOLIA viciously subdued OUT FOR A DUCK in a exciting 2 minute brutal contest.
ROOK unbelievably bested CONSTRUCTION ZONE in a 10 minute amateur's bout.
STEEL MUSE vanquished EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
SILVERBACK vanquished MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
CORNELIUS unbelievably bested KELLUMBO'S INITS. in a popular 3 minute amateur's brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         TOTAL PARRY       30 -   9 -  0      77  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         BASHING ATTACK    23 -  12 -  1      66  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-RIPOSTE     12 -   8 -  0      60  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         STRIKING ATTACK   19 -  15 -  1      56  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-LUNGE       11 -  12 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         SLASHING ATTACK   20 -  23 -  1      47  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         LUNGING ATTACK    25 -  29 -  3      46  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   7 -  0      46  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-STRIKE      11 -  13 -  1      46  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         AIMED BLOW         7 -  11 -  0      39  |

Turn  34 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     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  4         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  0                                       2  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  1                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  2                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  2     
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      CONFESSION 47              30   4  1  158 OLDIES (5)
STRIKING ATTACK  GUSHAN 222                 16  10  0  126 ZEITGEIST (18)
BASHING ATTACK   CUSTODIAN 215              17  10  0  105 OLDIES (5)
SLASHING ATTACK  LETTER SWEATER 43          21  13  2   91 OLDIES (5)
WALL OF STEEL    STEAL HOME 138             22   8  1   90 BAD SIGNS (24)
LUNGING ATTACK   PEP RALLY 46               18  16  0   89 OLDIES (5)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    WASNIS 224                 14  10  0   80 OLLIS HEROES (27)
AIMED BLOW       OUT FOR A DUCK 275          5   4  0   35 BAD SIGNS (24)
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 PARALDOXIA 112.  The ten other most popular fighters were CONSTRUCTION ZONE 284, 
MELANCHOLIA 239, KELLUMBO'S INITS. 296, STEAL HOME 138, PEP RALLY 46, CYCLIDIA 111, 
CONFESSION 47, AVATAR 283, CUSTODIAN 215, and ORRIE POLLAS 295.

The least popular fighter this week was ROOK 286.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DRAGGIN' MAIN 44, YODA 274, LUMP 269, VODI 158, CORNELIUS 285, SAM TALL 
293, WHITEY D'EAGLE 289, QUITA REMMING 294, SILVERBACK 288, and STEEL MUSE 287.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

GUSHAN (83-222) ZEITGEIST (18)