DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/17/2010    Duedate: 09/13/2010

TELORINTHE ARENA

DM-83    TURN-43

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CONFESSION
OLDIES (5)
(83-47) [39-4-1,206]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CONFESSION                     POSITION IS EMPTY
OLDIES (5)                     
(83-47) [39-4-1,206]           

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PEP RALLY                      TWITTER
OLDIES (5)                     ZEITGEIST (18)
(83-46) [25-18-0,115]          (83-299) [4-3-0,33]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

OLDIES (5)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)          47
2. BAD SIGNS (24)              41      OLDIES (5)
3. OLDIES (5)                  22      Unchartered Team
4. ZEITGEIST (18)               3
5. NONSUCH HOUSE (39)           0      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)               149  66  6 69.3   1/ 1 OLDIES (5)               11  4 2
 2/ 2 BAD SIGNS (24)           110  64  7 63.2   2/ 2 MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)        9  6 1
 3- 3 NONSUCH HOUSE (39)        30  20  1 60.0   3/ 6 BAD SIGNS (24)            6  4 1
 4/ 4 MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)        64  46  3 58.2   4/ 4 OLLIS HEROES (27)         6  9 0
 5/ 5 OLLIS HEROES (27)         98 110  3 47.1   5/ 5 ZEITGEIST (18)            5 10 0
 6/ 6 ZEITGEIST (18)            91 119  3 43.3   6- 3 NONSUCH HOUSE (39)        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 325): DEAD LEE of YOU PAY I SLAY (Khisant, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 322): BLACK ROSE HAMMER of FLOWERED HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 320): LODEN NORVIS of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 276): KAHR, JACK of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 298): CALLOUS COURTNEY of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 292): SPAWNING OF SPEWN of MANAGERIAL MAYHEM (Fizban)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 279): CASS DOLAN of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 273): TORTURING TULIP of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 259): SAMILDAR of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 250): I'M A BASHER of BASHAHOLICS ANON (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 226): TOBEORNOTTOBE of TOTAL CHAOS (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 227): TORANS ULRIK of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 227): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 42): CONFESSION of OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 225): KING UVDAHELL of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 325): YOU PAY I SLAY (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 322): FORCE OF FIVE (?, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 320): AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 276): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 298): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 292): MANAGERIAL MAYHEM (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 279): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 273): PYROMANIA (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 259): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 250): VIRUS (?, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 226): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 227): MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 227): MONGOL HORDE (?, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 42): OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 225): SPARF! et al (Crip, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 324): ZILCH of Z GLADIATORS (Z Man, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 322): CRICTOR UNGERER of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
                          VENUS TRAP HAMMER of FLOWERED HAMMERZ (Hammer, 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  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 292): SPAWNING OF SPEWN of MANAGERIAL MAYHEM (Fizban)
                                      TEN LORDS ALEAPING of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                                      RONDOL QUIGLO of THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 277): MRS. VAUGHN of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 259): SAMILDAR of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 226): SIF of SUPERIOR FORCES Y3 (Manager, mgr.)
                 (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.

     Again I am here behind the curtain.  Orrie Pollas was the last to tell all, and
he did have some interesting gossip.  But that is protected, of course; and for that
Orrie should be glad.
     Helga, come on down, Lady.  Gunning for me?  Oh, my!  And the only security I
have is prayer and blackmail?  (chuckle)  I await your visit with great pleasure.
     We Oldies are sorry to have lost a teammate, Legion Field, to death by
Kellumbo's Inits.  Legion was a 10-11-15-15-17-9-7 great damage, +3/4 Init and +3/4
attack slasher.  We shall miss him.  I was able to give him Extreme Unction.
     For now, that is all from the confessional....

          Confession DMIX

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, friends and fiends, welcome to your friendly neighborhood spyreport.  
I doubt TELORINTHE will ever be the same.  BAD SIGNS stable has parlayed this turn's 
4-1-0 into a 3 space move up the rankings.  This brings them up to 3rd place.  Good 
work, guys!  The MIDDLE WAY 21 guild has had a 4-1-1 turn and deserves to be watched 
in the future.  You never know where this kind of thing can lead.  And let's see, 
WESTERN AUTO fought EMBEZZLING SCRIBE and gained 20 points and contributed to OLDIES' 
3-2-0.  CYCLIDIA has lost to KARIN LO, falling 14 points, while helping make 
ZEITGEIST a 2-3-0 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.  
The attempts to dethrone the Duelmaster have failed, and CONFESSION remains 
TELORINTHE's top warrior for another turn.  Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I have heard 
from unimpeachable sources that The Dripping Blade uses trolls in their stew.  Talk 
about gristle!   
     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 ZEITGEIST stable was 
the most avoided team this turn.  Come on TELORINTHE, what are you afraid of?  And 
avoiding ZEITGEIST more than any other team we find OLDIES.  TELORINTHE, are we going 
to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  In a brave attempt, MELANCHOLIA from 
ZEITGEIST challenged up 19 points to fight QUITA REMMING from the MIDDLE WAY 21 
stable.  MELANCHOLIA perhaps got his just desserts, seeing as he was bested by QUITA 
REMMING and ended up with 62 recognition points.   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  AVATAR has departed TELORINTHE, leaving OLLIS HEROES without their 7-7-1 
warrior.  Question, just what was his team doing at the taverns last night?  Kudos go 
out to HELGA HOARFROST this turn, for revenging ZEITGEIST's bloodfeud against OLDIES' 
warrior CRACKER JACKS.  Well done.  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.  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep your swords 
sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until you see my quill in TELORINTHE again, farewell-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CONFESSION 47                39   4  1   206       OLDIES (5)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PEP RALLY 46                 25  18  0   115       OLDIES (5)
 VODI 158                     18  24  1   114       OLLIS HEROES (27)
 ORRIE POLLAS 295             13   9  2   105       MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)
 WASNIS 224                   18  15  0    98       OLLIS HEROES (27)
 KARIN LO 292                 11  11  0    97       MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)
 QUITA REMMING 294            13   9  0    91       MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STEAL HOME 138               24  11  2    90       BAD SIGNS (24)
 CYCLIDIA 111                 17  25  1    77       ZEITGEIST (18)
 HELGA HOARFROST 237          16  16  0    77       ZEITGEIST (18)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MORIS NAHR 291               15   7  1    66       MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)
-STEEL MUSE 287                7   3  0    65       NONSUCH HOUSE (39)
 MELANCHOLIA 239              12  18  0    62       ZEITGEIST (18)
 OUT FOR A DUCK 275            9   5  0    62       BAD SIGNS (24)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LUMP 269                     12   6  0    57       BAD SIGNS (24)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SAM TALL 293                 12  10  0    51       MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)
 YODA 274                      8  13  0    44       OLLIS HEROES (27)
-WHITEY D'EAGLE 289            6   4  0    42       NONSUCH HOUSE (39)
-ROOK 286                      7   3  0    40       NONSUCH HOUSE (39)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TWITTER 299                   4   3  0    33       ZEITGEIST (18)
 KELLUMBO'S INITS. 296         3   3  2    33       BAD SIGNS (24)
-CORNELIUS 285                 5   5  0    32       NONSUCH HOUSE (39)
 CONSTRUCTION ZONE 284         3   4  0    26       BAD SIGNS (24)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 INDIANA JONES 297             3   5  0    23       OLLIS HEROES (27)
-SILVERBACK 288                5   5  1    21       NONSUCH HOUSE (39)
 CRACKER JACKS 303             1   1  1    20       OLDIES (5)
 WESTERN AUTO 304              1   0  0    20       OLDIES (5)
 ACCORDION 301                 3   2  0    16       OLDIES (5)

'-' 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   
AVATAR 283              7  8 1 OLLIS HEROES 27      MORIS NAHR 291         43   
BURNOUT 305             0  1 0 ZEITGEIST 18         SPYMASTER              43  NONE
EGOCENTRIC 300          1  4 1 ZEITGEIST 18         CRACKER JACKS 303      42  JUST REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Actually, all, that was Confession XIX who wrote the DM Column. -- Confession DMXIX

Karin -- Didn't we cheer leaders have fun boppin' around?  Two bits, four bits, six
bits, a dollar; all for Karin stand up and holler! -- Pep Rally

Zeitgeists -- I am very sorry for the death of Egocentric.  I know it was not
intentional by Cracker Jacks, who is really a sweet guy. -- Coach

Really, Ego Guy, I did not mean to do that.  May you fight well in That Great Arena
In The Sky. -- Cracker Jacks

     If somebody killed in Telorinthe fights in a Dead Tourney and comes back, does
     the whole team have to move? -- Inquiring Minds Wonder

Kellumbo's Inits -- You were certainly a bad sign for me. -- The Ghost of Legion
Field (placing a curse on anything Kellumbo)

Construction Zone -- Lulled you to sleep with my waltz, did I? -- Accordion

Michael -- Good luck finding a team for the TW.  Sorry to report that Oz and Company
are filled.  Maybe someday...? -- Coach

Cracker Jacks -- Guess that solves my coordination cunnundrum, eh? -- Ghost of
Egocentric

Out for a Duck -- I hit you in all the places I wasn't aiming for.  Go figure. --
Melancholia

Convicted Assassin -- Alright, that hurt a lot more than my ego, chump. -- Helga

Wasnis -- You're like an itch I can't scratch.  Go away already. -- Cyclidia

Moris Nahr -- If I get the J, bud, U.R. thru! -- Twitter

All -- Gah!  My stable's falling apart on me.  Still, it's what I get for fielding so
many sub-pars, I guess. *sigh*  Maybe the NEXT trainee will have a little potential.
In the meanwhile, I'm boycotting Shews 'R' Us! -- Michael Eldritch
P.S.  Congrats again Coach.
P.P.S.  michael DOT eldritch AT gmail DOT com if you'd like to leave a message.

Confession -- Good gods, why are you still here? -- Orrie Pollas
P.S.  At least you teach well.  The skills are likely to be useful.

Avatar -- If you say so.  I've never been that hot on "heroes."  Uncomfortable people
to hang around with. -- Quita Remming

Twitter -- That whole "birds and bees" thing?  My momma told me about that when I was
a kid, and it's been a great disappointment.  I can't figure out whether I'm supposed
to be a bird or a bee. -- Moris Nahr

Pep Rally -- No, it's too hot. -- Karin Lo
P.S.  You're probably insane.

Indiana Jones -- A six-foot dwarf?  Right, pull the other one. -- Sam Tall
P.S.  You any kin to Ohio Smith?

26 July 2010
     Some managers have attempted to send personals and columns to hal, and hal has
been refusing to acknowledge their content.  I don't know what hal's problem is,
specifically, but for best success, send PLAIN TEXT (dot txt) in the body of the
email.  Not attachments.  Thank you. -- the Editor

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BURNOUT was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
HELGA HOARFROST devastated CRACKER JACKS in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud duel.
ACCORDION was handily defeated by KELLUMBO'S INITS. in a 1 minute Bloodfeud match.
CONFESSION bested ORRIE POLLAS in a 2 minute veteran's Challenge Title contest.
WASNIS was defeated by PEP RALLY in a 3 minute master's Challenge match.
MELANCHOLIA was vanquished by QUITA REMMING in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
TWITTER savagely defeated INDIANA JONES in a crowd pleasing 4 minute Challenge brawl.
VODI overcame STEAL HOME in a action packed 4 minute expert's melee.
CYCLIDIA was vanquished by KARIN LO in a action packed 1 minute gory uneven fight.
AVATAR was slain by MORIS NAHR in a 1 minute match.
LUMP outwaited FRATSFA SLAVE in a tiresome 12 minute bloody veteran vs. novice bout.
YODA was unbelievably bested by SAM TALL in a exciting 6 minute veteran's contest.
OUT FOR A DUCK overpowered THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
CONSTRUCTION ZONE overpowered CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
WESTERN AUTO devastated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute uneven duel.

                                    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  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         SLASHING ATTACK   18 -  12 -  2      60  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         STRIKING ATTACK   25 -  19 -  1      57  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         PARRY-STRIKE      15 -  12 -  0      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         LUNGING ATTACK    28 -  25 -  3      53  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         AIMED BLOW         8 -   8 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK    20 -  21 -  1      49  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   7 -  1      46  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   9 -  1      40  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   8 -  0      33  |

Turn  43 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     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     3 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  2     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         2  SLASHING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  2                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      CONFESSION 47              39   4  1  206 OLDIES (5)
LUNGING ATTACK   PEP RALLY 46               25  18  0  115 OLDIES (5)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    WASNIS 224                 18  15  0   98 OLLIS HEROES (27)
BASHING ATTACK   QUITA REMMING 294          13   9  0   91 MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)
WALL OF STEEL    STEAL HOME 138             24  11  2   90 BAD SIGNS (24)
SLASHING ATTACK  MORIS NAHR 291             15   7  1   66 MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)
AIMED BLOW       OUT FOR A DUCK 275          9   5  0   62 BAD SIGNS (24)
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 TWITTER 299.  The ten other most popular fighters were YODA 274, PEP RALLY 46, 
INDIANA JONES 297, STEAL HOME 138, ORRIE POLLAS 295, KELLUMBO'S INITS. 296, WASNIS 
224, QUITA REMMING 294, KARIN LO 292, and HELGA HOARFROST 237.

The least popular fighter this week was LUMP 269.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SAM TALL 293, MELANCHOLIA 239, CRACKER JACKS 303, BURNOUT 305, MORIS 
NAHR 291, AVATAR 283, CYCLIDIA 111, ACCORDION 301, WESTERN AUTO 304, and CONSTRUCTION 
ZONE 284.

                 NEW TEAMS IN THE TEMPORARY TOURNAMENT ARENA (DM 85)

Please note that all new teams created at the Face-to-Face were temporarily placed in 
a temporary Tournament Arena, DM 85.  If you requested that your team be placed in a 
specific arena, it has already transferred to that arena.  Any teams not transferred 
out of DM 85 by October 1 will be deleted.  If you have questions about any of your 
teams, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI 

                        WINTER FACE-TO-FACE IN SUNNY ARIZONA!

Our next winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 14-16, 2011.  It will be 
held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Tempe, Arizona (480-894-7444), the same hotel as 
last year by popular request.  Room rates are $129.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy, which 
includes full cooked breakfast, complimentary manager's reception (yes, really!), free 
airport shuttle, free parking and free high speed internet.  There's a fitness center, 
jacuzzi, and pool.  The rooms are blocked--please make your reservation by December 22 
before the block is released!  (This is prime season for Phoenix, and people have been
unable to book rooms because they waited too long.)  Look for the tournament info 
sheet and minioverviews some time in December.  We hope you're all looking forward to 
it and that we will see you there!