DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/25/2010    Duedate: 06/21/2010

TELORINTHE ARENA

DM-83    TURN-40

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CONFESSION
OLDIES (5)
(83-47) [36-4-1,190]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CONFESSION                     WHITEY D'EAGLE
OLDIES (5)                     NONSUCH HOUSE (39)
(83-47) [36-4-1,190]           (83-289) [6-3-0,49]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PEP RALLY                      HELGA HOARFROST
OLDIES (5)                     ZEITGEIST (18)
(83-46) [22-18-0,90]           (83-237) [14-15-0,105]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

OLDIES (5)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. OLDIES (5)                  36
2. ZEITGEIST (18)              28      OLDIES (5)
3. NONSUCH HOUSE (39)          16      Unchartered Team
4. MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)          13
5. DEATH'S CHOSEN (17)          0      NONSUCH HOUSE (39)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 OLDIES (5)               138  62  4 69.0   1/ 1 OLDIES (5)               13  2 1
 2/ 3*NONSUCH HOUSE (39)        27  18  1 60.0   2/ 3*NONSUCH HOUSE (39)        9  6 0
 3/ 4 MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)        55  40  2 57.9   3/ 2 ZEITGEIST (18)            7  8 1
 4/ 5 OLLIS HEROES (27)         92 101  3 47.7   4/ 7 MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)        6  9 0
 5/ 6 ZEITGEIST (18)            86 109  3 44.1   5/ 4 OLLIS HEROES (27)         6  9 0
 6- 7 DEATH'S CHOSEN (17)       70 100  1 41.2   6- 5 DEATH'S CHOSEN (17)       3  2 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 322): CONFIDENCE of CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 319): ANFERROUS of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 316): SINGALEK of THE KINDRED (Godric Magnusson DaVinci)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 273): MS D. MEENER of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 295): DAN MACK GRU of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 289): ROIS ANIN of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 276): MRS. VAUGHN of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 270): ZOUM LA BOUSE of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 256): SAMILDAR of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 247): I'M A BASHER of BASHAHOLICS ANON (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 223): BIG DADDY KANE of RAP ATTACKS (?, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 224): TORANS ULRIK of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 224): EXTORTION of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn  39): CONFESSION of OLDIES (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 222): TABBY of FELINES (Consortium, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 322): Z GLADIATORS (Z Man, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 319): FORCE OF FIVE (?, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 316): MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 273): CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 295): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 289): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 276): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 270): DRAGONS GUARD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 256): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 247): WHAT'S IN A NAME (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 223): DARK AS DAY (?, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 224): MIDDLE WAY 23 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 222): BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn  39): OLDIES (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 222): FELINES (Consortium, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 318): SECI of PHANTACITY (Omega, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 315): KOLUM MAROD of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 272): MANN SLAUGHTER of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 274): HOOPS of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 246): GISBORNE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 223): BIG DADDY KANE of RAP ATTACKS (?, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     SIXTEEN!  That is just about all I can say.  38 fights in, and that 2nd "rating"
is yet miles away.  I may be here forever!  What should I do with all these 70
Political Points, not to mention the nearly 200 Recognition.  Bah!  It all means
nothing if some how, some way, somebody offs me!  Kaput!
     So I ask you all to teach, teach--and get me outta here!

                    Confession DMXVI

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly TELORINTHE games.  Warriors--remember that glory waits 
always around the corner!  Witness how this week MIDDLE WAY 21 went 3-2-0 to move up 
3 in the rankings.  ACCORDION caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission 
as it skillfully bested EMBEZZLING SCRIBE and was awarded 20 points in recognition.  
In one of the week's more notable duels, AMBITIOUS GUARD put down ROOK, causing him 
to lose 5 points of recognition in the process.  Not for nothing has CONFESSION in 
the past laid claim to the Duelmaster's throne, and this week it's proven its combat 
skill yet again.  Would you believe that over half of the old women in TELORINTHE 
seem to feel that they could fight better than you gladiators?   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In TELORINTHE "art" is a word that has 
long since passed from the language!  My inside sources tell me that the team to beat 
in TELORINTHE these days is OLLIS HEROES.  At least, most blades in town are looking 
to avoid them.  Methinks more than a few here could name the guild it was that spent 
the better part of last week avoiding OLLIS HEROES.  Indeed it was OLDIES.  Mighty 
fighters cannot but expect competition from those below.  CUSTODIAN take warning!  
You have more than a few enemies in TELORINTHE.  A match that raised a few eyebrows 
at the games this week, it seems that CYCLIDIA posted a challenge against the more 
highly recognized WASNIS.  The results, you ask?  Well, the firebrand CYCLIDIA 
overcame WASNIS.  Remember warriors, this is the discipline of steel.   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers 
the miserable with fortune but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of a far off 
city calling to me.  I must away!  Till next we meet remember - the pen is mightier 
than the sword, but a maul is a different story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CONFESSION 47                36   4  1   190       OLDIES (5)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CUSTODIAN 215                21  12  0   114       OLDIES (5)
 HELGA HOARFROST 237          14  15  0   105       ZEITGEIST (18)
 DRAGGIN' MAIN 44             30  10  0   101       OLDIES (5)
-MORWEL 210                   13  16  0   101       DEATH'S CHOSEN (17)
-RIZZYN 104                   14  20  0   100       DEATH'S CHOSEN (17)
 CYCLIDIA 111                 16  23  1    99       ZEITGEIST (18)
 VODI 158                     16  23  1    95       OLLIS HEROES (27)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PEP RALLY 46                 22  18  0    90       OLDIES (5)
 KARIN LO 292                 10   9  0    89       MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)
 ORRIE POLLAS 295             12   7  2    88       MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)
 WASNIS 224                   17  13  0    85       OLLIS HEROES (27)
-ISHTAR 184                   12  21  0    76       DEATH'S CHOSEN (17)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MELANCHOLIA 239              11  16  0    66       ZEITGEIST (18)
 QUITA REMMING 294            10   9  0    65       MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)
 AVATAR 283                    6   6  1    59       OLLIS HEROES (27)
-ILEOSA 263                    9   9  0    57       DEATH'S CHOSEN (17)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MORIS NAHR 291               13   6  0    56       MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)
-REVENANT 213                 11  17  0    50       DEATH'S CHOSEN (17)
 WHITEY D'EAGLE 289            6   3  0    49       NONSUCH HOUSE (39)
 STEEL MUSE 287                6   3  0    45       NONSUCH HOUSE (39)
 YODA 274                      7  11  0    40       OLLIS HEROES (27)
 SAM TALL 293                 10   9  0    39       MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)
 ROOK 286                      6   3  0    34       NONSUCH HOUSE (39)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SILVERBACK 288                5   4  1    33       NONSUCH HOUSE (39)
 TWITTER 299                   3   1  0    33       ZEITGEIST (18)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CORNELIUS 285                 4   5  0    30       NONSUCH HOUSE (39)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ACCORDION 301                 1   1  0    21       OLDIES (5)
 INDIANA JONES 297             2   3  0    16       OLLIS HEROES (27)
 EGOCENTRIC 300                1   2  1     6       ZEITGEIST (18)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Indiana Jones -- I wanted to go in search of The Holy Grail with you.  Why wouldn't
you take me along?  Instead, you had to smash me?  You jerk! -- Accordion (patched
up, sort of)

     Wrong kind of theme music?

Vodi -- Well fought and well won, my friend.  "Vodi, Vodi, he's our man.  If anyone
can do it, Vodi can." -- Pep Rally

Cyclidia -- Thanks for the challenge.  I'd like to say "I beat you off the line", but
it was more of an endurance run, wasn't it? -- Draggin' Main

Wasnis -- You deserve the title, but today I fought (and prayed) very well.  Salute.
-- Confession

Orrie Pollas -- For your losing punishment, toy can wash the windows for me.  (wink)
-- Custodian

Azaziel -- It sounds like kudos are in order.  So, congrats! -- Coach and The Oldies
P.S.  And thanks for your nice comments.

Yoda -- The Empire strikes back, eh? -- Melancholia

Draggin' Main -- You can definitely take a beating.  Salute. -- Cyclidia

Quita Remming -- Bad match for ya, lass. -- Helga Hoarfrost

Silverback -- Careful with the kidneys, big fella. -- Egocentric

Embezzling Scibe -- The tweet is mightier than the pen! -- Twitter

Silverback -- It's not coordination, it's A.D.D! -- Twitter

Helga Hoarfrost -- You're a cold woman. -- Quita Remming, much warmer

Custodian -- Who said you could have custody of the win? -- Orrie Pollas
P.S.  But at least I to more skills.  That's something.
P.P.S.  But not much.

A Convicted Assassin... raises intriguing questions.  Such as, what was he convicted
of?  Assassination?  If you define assassination as "murder for hire," does the one
who hired him also get convicted?  Or, if he refuses to identify his employer, does
he collect extra pay for that silence?  This whole "convicted assassin" line of
thought just seems to go on and on. -- Karin Lo

Cornelius -- Since we seem to be in a philosophical mood today, let me ask you:  does
"nonsuch house" mean that your guildhouse isn't really there, that there's no such
house?  Or that no other one is like it (good thing)?  Or what? -- Moris Nahr

Rook -- Huh, looks like Moris covered the philosophical issue with your team.  Good
thing, because I just want to go home and rest. -- Sam Tall

Draggin' Main -- "Long, slow, patient"?  Does that mean Main is so well-anchored or
so massive that you can't drag it faster?  I thought the whole deal, well, one deal,
was speed. -- Orrie Pollas, in the market for a really fast team of carriage horses

Obviously, there are no tourney participants to salute here, so we salute the non-
participants.  A good bunch. -- Jorja and the Middle Way

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CYCLIDIA bested WASNIS in a 1 minute master's Challenge fight.
AVATAR was vanquished by ORRIE POLLAS in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
MELANCHOLIA was subdued by KARIN LO in a action packed 1 minute Challenge fight.
YODA was bested by WHITEY D'EAGLE in a 3 minute Challenge contest.
TWITTER was defeated by MORIS NAHR in a 1 minute novice vs. master Challenge fight.
EGOCENTRIC was overpowered by INDIANA JONES in a 1 minute Challenge struggle.
CONFESSION unbelievably bested HELGA HOARFROST in a 5 minute Title competition.
CUSTODIAN vanquished KHALHUMS DWARF in a action packed 1 minute gory uneven duel.
DRAGGIN' MAIN outwaited VODI in a slow 15 minute veteran's duel.
PEP RALLY beat QUITA REMMING in a popular 1 minute one-sided melee.
SAM TALL was savagely defeated by STEEL MUSE in a 2 minute bloody match.
ROOK was viciously subdued by AMBITIOUS GUARD in a exciting 3 minute brutal contest.
SILVERBACK devastated CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
CORNELIUS slimly lost to THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 8 minute gruesome fight.
ACCORDION overpowered EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute uneven struggle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         TOTAL PARRY       26 -   9 -  0      74  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         STRIKING ATTACK   25 -  16 -  0      61  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         AIMED BLOW         8 -   6 -  0      57  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         SLASHING ATTACK   18 -  14 -  1      56  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         LUNGING ATTACK    29 -  27 -  2      52  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   7 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         BASHING ATTACK    21 -  22 -  1      49  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-STRIKE      13 -  14 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   9 -  1      40  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   8 -  0      38  |

Turn  40 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:

LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  3         2  BASHING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         1  SLASHING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  2     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  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              36   4  1  190 OLDIES (5)
BASHING ATTACK   CUSTODIAN 215              21  12  0  114 OLDIES (5)
LUNGING ATTACK   PEP RALLY 46               22  18  0   90 OLDIES (5)
STRIKING ATTACK  KARIN LO 292               10   9  0   89 MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    WASNIS 224                 17  13  0   85 OLLIS HEROES (27)
SLASHING ATTACK  MORIS NAHR 291             13   6  0   56 MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)
PARRY-STRIKE     ROOK 286                    6   3  0   34 NONSUCH HOUSE (39)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is PEP RALLY 46.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was HELGA HOARFROST 237.  The ten other most popular fighters were KARIN LO 292, YODA 
274, WHITEY D'EAGLE 289, MORIS NAHR 291, STEEL MUSE 287, CONFESSION 47, CUSTODIAN 
215, PEP RALLY 46, CYCLIDIA 111, and ORRIE POLLAS 295.

The least popular fighter this week was DRAGGIN' MAIN 44.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were VODI 158, CORNELIUS 285, ROOK 286, EGOCENTRIC 300, ACCORDION 
301, SAM TALL 293, TWITTER 299, AVATAR 283, WASNIS 224, and SILVERBACK 288.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

CUSTODIAN (83-215) OLDIES (5)
DRAGGIN' MAIN (83-44) OLDIES (5)

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XLIX

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PARALDOXIA 112 (16-21-0)               4  3  0         ZEITGEIST            
GUSHAN 222 (19-10-0)                   2  3  0         ZEITGEIST