DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/20/2010    Duedate: 08/16/2010

TELORINTHE ARENA

DM-83    TURN-42

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CONFESSION
OLDIES (5)
(83-47) [38-4-1,198]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CONFESSION                     POSITION IS EMPTY
OLDIES (5)                     
(83-47) [38-4-1,198]           

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HELGA HOARFROST                ORRIE POLLAS
ZEITGEIST (18)                 MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)
(83-237) [15-16-0,75]          (83-295) [13-8-2,102]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

OLDIES (5)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. OLDIES (5)                  36
2. MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)          23      OLDIES (5)
3. OLLIS HEROES (27)           14      Unchartered Team
4. NONSUCH HOUSE (39)           0
5. BAD SIGNS (24)              -6      FORGOTTEN REALMS (36)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 OLDIES (5)               146  64  6 69.5   1/ 1 OLDIES (5)               13  2 2
 2/ 0 BAD SIGNS (24)           106  63  7 62.7   2/ 3 MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)        8  7 0
 3- 2 NONSUCH HOUSE (39)        30  20  1 60.0   3- 2 NONSUCH HOUSE (39)        6  4 0
 4/ 3 MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)        60  45  2 57.1   4/ 4 OLLIS HEROES (27)         6  9 0
 5/ 4 OLLIS HEROES (27)         97 106  3 47.8   5/ 5 ZEITGEIST (18)            4 11 0
 6/ 5 ZEITGEIST (18)            89 116  3 43.4   6/ 0 BAD SIGNS (24)            2  3 1

    '*'   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 634): CONFIDENCE of CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 321): BLACK ROSE HAMMER of FLOWERED HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 319): BUSTER BUNNY of LOONY TOONS (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 275): RATA of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 297): CALLOUS COURTNEY of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 291): MY SHADOW of KAOS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 278): CASS DOLLAN of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 272): CONFLICT of DRAGONS GUARD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 258): SAMILDAR of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 249): I'M A BASHER of BASHAHOLICS ANON (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 225): PETER THE GREAT of DOGS OF WAR (Omega, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 226): HOCKEY of GAMES CRIP PLAYS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 226): HERCULES of AIR CANADA (?, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn  41): CONFESSION of OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 224): KING UVDAHELL of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 324): YOU PAY I SLAY (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 321): FORCE OF FIVE (?, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 319): AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 275): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 297): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 291): MANAGERIAL MAYHEM (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 278): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 272): DRAGONS GUARD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 258): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 249): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 225): DOGS OF WAR (Omega, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 226): STATES (?, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 226): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn  41): OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 224): SPARF! et al (Crip, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 324): ZILCH of Z GLADIATORS (Z Man, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 319): BUSTER BUNNY of LOONY TOONS (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 297): DAN MACK GRU of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 277): MRS. VAUGHN of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 257): VARDIN ABEQ of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 225): PETER THE GREAT of DOGS OF WAR (Omega, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn  40): CUSTODIAN of OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
                               DRAGGIN' MAIN of OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Uh, make that eighteen (18) and, no, it was not at all easy.  Wasnis was at his
best, and I was at my luckiest.  But I am claiming any and all that come my way.
After all this time here, I think this throne is molded to my body.  Wasnis was kind
enough to teach me two prayers, but I guess those chants are not the ones the gods
want me to know.  Heck!
     So here I am.  It is time.  Can someone do it?
             Confession, DMXVIII

                                      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.  And let's see, CRACKER JACKS fought 
EGOCENTRIC and gained 15 points and contributed to OLDIES' 4-1-1.  HELGA HOARFROST 
has lost to CONVICTED ASSASSIN, falling 48 points, while helping make ZEITGEIST a 
1-4-0 turn.  Well done, TELORINTHE, the Duelmaster was this turn's most challenged 
warrior.  Perhaps CONFESSION is not as thrilled, being challenged 4 times.  This turn 
CONFESSION challenged ORRIE POLLAS in what was TELORINTHE's Title bout.  Defending 
its title for another turn, CONFESSION kept MIDDLE WAY 21's warrior, ORRIE POLLAS, 
from claiming the throne.  Can someone confirm a rumor for me?  I hear the top team 
makes their losing fighters do dishes at The Dripping Blade until they win.  Maybe?   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.  I also notice that the OLLIS 
HEROES stable was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on TELORINTHE, what are you 
afraid of?  And avoiding OLLIS HEROES more than any other team we find OLDIES.  
TELORINTHE, are we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  In a brave 
attempt, TWITTER from ZEITGEIST challenged up 21 points to fight MORIS NAHR from the 
MIDDLE WAY 21 stable.  TWITTER perhaps got hers just desserts, seeing as she was 
subdued by MORIS NAHR and ended up with 22 recognition points.   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  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 the sun next rises and my pen sets to paper-- Alarond 
the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CONFESSION 47                38   4  1   198       OLDIES (5)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PEP RALLY 46                 24  18  0   105       OLDIES (5)
 VODI 158                     17  24  1   105       OLLIS HEROES (27)
 ORRIE POLLAS 295             13   8  2   102       MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)
 WASNIS 224                   18  14  0   101       OLLIS HEROES (27)
 CYCLIDIA 111                 17  24  1    91       ZEITGEIST (18)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STEAL HOME 138               24  10  2    89       BAD SIGNS (24)
 QUITA REMMING 294            12   9  0    85       MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)
 KARIN LO 292                 10  11  0    80       MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)
 HELGA HOARFROST 237          15  16  0    75       ZEITGEIST (18)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MELANCHOLIA 239              12  17  0    66       ZEITGEIST (18)
-STEEL MUSE 287                7   3  0    65       NONSUCH HOUSE (39)
 AVATAR 283                    7   7  1    61       OLLIS HEROES (27)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LUMP 269                     11   6  0    55       BAD SIGNS (24)
 OUT FOR A DUCK 275            8   5  0    55       BAD SIGNS (24)
 MORIS NAHR 291               14   7  0    53       MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)
 YODA 274                      8  12  0    48       OLLIS HEROES (27)
 SAM TALL 293                 11  10  0    43       MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)
-WHITEY D'EAGLE 289            6   4  0    42       NONSUCH HOUSE (39)
-ROOK 286                      7   3  0    40       NONSUCH HOUSE (39)
 ACCORDION 301                 3   1  0    37       OLDIES (5)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CORNELIUS 285                 5   5  0    32       NONSUCH HOUSE (39)
 INDIANA JONES 297             3   4  0    29       OLLIS HEROES (27)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TWITTER 299                   3   3  0    22       ZEITGEIST (18)
-SILVERBACK 288                5   5  1    21       NONSUCH HOUSE (39)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KELLUMBO'S INITS. 296         2   3  2    16       BAD SIGNS (24)
 CRACKER JACKS 303             1   0  1    15       OLDIES (5)
 CONSTRUCTION ZONE 284         2   4  0    12       BAD SIGNS (24)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
LEGION FIELD 302        0  1 0 OLDIES 5             KELLUMBO'S INITS. 296  42   
EGOCENTRIC 300          1  4 1 ZEITGEIST 18         CRACKER JACKS 303      42   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Mountain Troll!  Hah!  Gotcha! -- Lord Protector Custodian, retired

Helga -- Congratulations.  I challenged, but you were clearly the finer warrior in
that match.  Salute. -- Lord Protector Draggin' Main, retired

Wasnis -- Whew!  That took all I had.  Well done.  I was lucky to escape and to
continue to hold the crown. -- Confession (not retired, but wants to be)

Karin Lo -- I was lucky to get out of your way at the right time.  I was. -- Pep
Rally (who wants to be retired too)

Embezzling Scribe -- I am not so interested in retirement yet, but if you are gonna
lose to me like a complete bozo, please teach me lotsa stuff.  (And I don't mean
polkas.) -- Accordion

     Bozos don't have much to teach. -- Salgried

Two new recruits on the way, and I am likin' the old team more and more already. --
Coach

Draggin' Main -- Hope you enjoyed your send-off *smirk*. --Helga Hoarfrost
P.S.  I'm gunnin' for you, Confession!

Vodi -- Next time, just drop the weapon and give up. -- Cyclidia

Yoda -- Gah!  I got beat by a midget!  Totally not cool. -- Twitter

     I understand they prefer to be called Vertically Challenged.

Cornelius -- I really need to work on this coordination thing, don't I? -- Egocentric

Quita Remming -- I didn't think I should use that weapon, and Lo and behold, I
didn't. -- Melancholia

All -- Congrats continue for Confession, but I will remind the illustrious DM that
some of my warriors haven't forgotten where you scored your only kill.  Kas of Ys is
not forgotten, and we would like to see you humbled for her death.  That said, I hope
everyone is in good spirits.  If you know any that might be entering the TWVII and
wouldn't mind my force of will squad joining them, contact me in DM-47.  The team
should reactivate this turn.  Good luck to all! -- Michael Eldritch

Rook -- Somehow, "A man's home is his rook" doesn't have the right sound to it.  And
my rook wasn't homelike at all.  Ouch. -- Sam Tall

Steel Muse -- Huh, I thought a muse, mews, whatever, I thought it was a place to
stable horses. -- Moris Nahr

The Kung-Fu Master's a bit of a pipsqueak, isn't he? -- Orrie Pollas

Pep Rally -- I never did want to be a cheerleader.  Much too vigorous. -- Karin Lo

Melancholia -- That isn't the geist of my zeit, and you should reject it, also. --
Quita Remming, positive thinker

Dimeteus -- What if people don't notice you and step on you? -- Moris Nahr
P.S.  We just got some good stuff in from... I think it says from Bonsur.  Maybe you
should come over and help us test it.  "To destruction" as they say.  We figure it
won't keep, so we should drink it all up quickly.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CONFESSION bested ORRIE POLLAS in a 3 minute master's Challenge Title fight.
AVATAR was demolished by QUITA REMMING in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
TWITTER was overpowered by MORIS NAHR in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
VODI narrowly defeated STEAL HOME in a crowd pleasing 5 minute bloody veteran's fight.
CYCLIDIA lost to WASNIS in a exciting 1 minute master's fight.
HELGA HOARFROST was devastated by CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute competition.
PEP RALLY vanquished KARIN LO in a action packed 1 minute uneven duel.
OUT FOR A DUCK was defeated by MELANCHOLIA in a 3 minute duel.
SAM TALL won victory over INDIANA JONES in a 4 minute fight.
LUMP defeated YODA in a action packed 3 minute match.
ACCORDION overpowered CONSTRUCTION ZONE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
KELLUMBO'S INITS. killed LEGION FIELD in a 1 minute amateur's competition.
EGOCENTRIC was butchered by CRACKER JACKS in a 1 minute one-sided battle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         TOTAL PARRY       23 -  11 -  0      68  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         SLASHING ATTACK   18 -  13 -  1      58  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         PARRY-STRIKE      15 -  11 -  0      58  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK   24 -  18 -  1      57  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         LUNGING ATTACK    29 -  24 -  3      55  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   6 -  1      54  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         BASHING ATTACK    20 -  21 -  2      49  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW         7 -   8 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   8 -  1      43  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   7 -  0      36  |

Turn  42 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      CONFESSION 47              38   4  1  198 OLDIES (5)
LUNGING ATTACK   PEP RALLY 46               24  18  0  105 OLDIES (5)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    WASNIS 224                 18  14  0  101 OLLIS HEROES (27)
WALL OF STEEL    STEAL HOME 138             24  10  2   89 BAD SIGNS (24)
BASHING ATTACK   QUITA REMMING 294          12   9  0   85 MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       OUT FOR A DUCK 275          8   5  0   55 BAD SIGNS (24)
SLASHING ATTACK  MORIS NAHR 291             14   7  0   53 MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)
STRIKING ATTACK  ACCORDION 301               3   1  0   37 OLDIES (5)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is HELGA HOARFROST 237.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was ORRIE POLLAS 295.  The ten other most popular fighters were STEAL HOME 138, 
YODA 274, MELANCHOLIA 239, INDIANA JONES 297, MORIS NAHR 291, WASNIS 224, PEP RALLY 
46, OUT FOR A DUCK 275, CONFESSION 47, and QUITA REMMING 294.

The least popular fighter this week was EGOCENTRIC 300.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were CONSTRUCTION ZONE 284, SAM TALL 293, AVATAR 283, CRACKER JACKS 303, 
LEGION FIELD 302, KARIN LO 292, HELGA HOARFROST 237, TWITTER 299, KELLUMBO'S INITS. 
296, and ACCORDION 301.