DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/09/2010    Duedate: 12/06/2010

TELORINTHE ARENA

DM-83    TURN-46

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CONFESSION
OLDIES (5)
(83-47) [42-4-1,227]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CONFESSION                     POSITION IS EMPTY
OLDIES (5)                     
(83-47) [42-4-1,227]           

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HELGA HOARFROST                YODA
ZEITGEIST (18)                 OLLIS HEROES (27)
(83-237) [16-17-0,82]          (83-274) [9-15-0,62]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

OLDIES (5)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. OLDIES (5)                  39
2. ZEITGEIST (18)              21      OLDIES (5)
3. BAD SIGNS (24)               9      Unchartered Team
4. OLLIS HEROES (27)            7
5. MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)           7      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)               161  69  6 70.0   1/ 2 OLDIES (5)               12  3 0
 2/ 2 BAD SIGNS (24)           119  70  8 63.0   2/ 3 OLLIS HEROES (27)        10  5 1
 3/ 0 SUDDENLY, THE VAN (41)    23  17  2 57.5   3/ 1 BAD SIGNS (24)            9  6 1
 4/ 3 MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)        67  58  3 53.6   4/ 0 SUDDENLY, THE VAN (41)    5  6 1
 5/ 4 OLLIS HEROES (27)        108 115  4 48.4   5/ 4 MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)        3 12 0
 6/ 5 ZEITGEIST (18)            93 122  3 43.3   6/ 5 ZEITGEIST (18)            2  3 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 328): ZITHER of Z GLADIATORS (Z-Man, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 325): TEZCATLIPOCA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 323): CHALDEA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 279): MS D. MEENER of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 301): CALLOUS COURTNEY of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 295): KANA BALISTIC of DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 282): WHISTLIN DIXIE of DARQUE FORCES II (Master Darque)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 276): CONFLICT of DRAGON GUARD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 262): MADAM VENUSIA of SPARF! (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 253): IMMACULATECOLLECTION of CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 229): DANNY HEATLEY of OTTAWA SENATORS (?, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 230): STEVE LAKE of SUE'S BOYS (?, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 230): DEATH SUCKS of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 45): CONFESSION of OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 228): KING UVDAHELL of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 328): SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 325): FORCE OF FIVE (?, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 323): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 279): PROPHETIC OMENS (Lord Rahl, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 301): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 295): OPHIDIAN ORDER (Skaven, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 282): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 276): PYROMANIA (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 261): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 253): CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 229): NEW YORK (?, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 230): MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 230): SUPER STARS (?, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 45): BAD SIGNS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 228): SPARF! et al (Crip, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 327): DEAD LEE of YOU PAY I SLAY (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 324): ANFERROUS of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 322): LODEN NORVIS of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 279): MS D. MEENER of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 295): ROIS ANIN of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
                          (turn 294): MY SHADOW of KAOS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 281): CASS DOLAN of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 262): MADAM VENUSIA of SPARF! (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 226): SIF of SUPERIOR FORCES Y3 (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 45): PEP RALLY of OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
                              WASNIS of OLLIS HEROES (Omega, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     For my twenty-second column, I want to tell you about my very good friend, a
Telorinthe original, Lord Protector Pep Rally.  Full of vim and vigor, she is:
9-11-16-15-17-9-7 blessed (+2 decise, +3 init) Lunger
bumped to 11-14-16-15-18-9-7 for great damage and good endu
Master init, experts in attack/defense/decise
skill learn rate 1.41
seemed to like SS at 23/137/10 others at 1/33/1
27-18-0 in the arena
     Good luck to her in her retirement.
                       Confession DMXXII

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly TELORINTHE games.  Former top team BAD SIGNS was 
unseated this week as OLDIES moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top spot with a 
5-0-0 record for the round.  ERIC caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial 
commission as he skillfully bested CONVICTED THIEF and was awarded 13 points in 
recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, M. CHARDINEE put down SANGER, 
causing her to lose 8 points of recognition in the process.  Most watched of the 
fights this week, the spotlight was on ORRIE POLLAS as he bore arms against the 
challenge of reigning Duelmaster CONFESSION.  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.  Informants "close" to the city champion have told me that he never 
fights without pantyhose on beneath his armor.  Watch out!   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  My inside sources tell me that the 
team to beat in TELORINTHE these days is OLDIES.  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 OLDIES.  Indeed it was BAD SIGNS.  
Loose talk at the arena has reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that 
many fighters are after STEAL HOME.  Watch your back!  Give OUT FOR A DUCK credit for 
its courage.  Did you note how it challenged VODI despite the 29 point difference in 
their rankings?  3 points of newly earned recognition and a dose of my admiration is 
what OUT FOR A DUCK must now weigh against the defeat which resulted.   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  Walk proud, warriors of OLDIES!  By striking down KELLUMBO'S INITS. 
you have avenged the honor of your dead.  Your virtue is known to all in TELORINTHE.  
Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers the miserable with fortune but sets enemies 
against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in TELORINTHE.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  More than a sharp eye must I 
keep, indeed a stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari 
await me!  Till next we meet remember:  a fool flies into a rage quickly and often.  
The wise are angered by the same thing only once.  Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CONFESSION 47                42   4  1   227       OLDIES (5)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STEAL HOME 138               26  12  2   109       BAD SIGNS (24)
 VODI 158                     20  25  1   103       OLLIS HEROES (27)
 ORRIE POLLAS 295             13  12  2   101       MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)
 KARIN LO 292                 12  13  0    95       MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)
 QUITA REMMING 294            14  11  0    91       MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HELGA HOARFROST 237          16  17  0    82       ZEITGEIST (18)
 CYCLIDIA 111                 17  26  1    78       ZEITGEIST (18)
 OUT FOR A DUCK 275           11   6  0    75       BAD SIGNS (24)
 MELANCHOLIA 239              13  18  0    68       ZEITGEIST (18)
 LUMP 269                     15   6  0    67       BAD SIGNS (24)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YODA 274                      9  15  0    62       OLLIS HEROES (27)
 SANGER 315                    8   3  0    58       SUDDENLY, THE VAN (41)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MORIS NAHR 291               15  10  1    56       MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)
 SAM TALL 293                 13  12  0    54       MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)
 CRACKER JACKS 303             4   1  1    47       OLDIES (5)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BERTHOLD 314                  7   4  2    42       SUDDENLY, THE VAN (41)
 TWITTER 299                   5   3  0    41       ZEITGEIST (18)
 ACCORDION 301                 5   3  0    37       OLDIES (5)
 INDIANA JONES 297             5   6  0    34       OLLIS HEROES (27)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KELLUMBO'S INITS. 296         4   5  3    33       BAD SIGNS (24)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SVEN 309                      4   7  0    19       SUDDENLY, THE VAN (41)
 CONSTRUCTION ZONE 284         4   6  0    18       BAD SIGNS (24)
 ERIC 311                      1   0  0    13       SUDDENLY, THE VAN (41)
 CONTRACT BRIDGE 308           1   0  0    11       OLDIES (5)
 BEN10 306                     2   1  1    10       OLLIS HEROES (27)
 APPLE 307                     0   1  0     1       ZEITGEIST (18)
 FOGLSANGER 310                0   1  0     1       SUDDENLY, THE VAN (41)

'-' 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  JUST REVENGED
WESTERN AUTO 304        1  2 0 OLDIES 5             KELLUMBO'S INITS. 296  45  JUST REVENGED
AVATAR 283              7  8 1 OLLIS HEROES 27      MORIS NAHR 291         43  REVENGED
EGOCENTRIC 300          1  4 1 ZEITGEIST 18         CRACKER JACKS 303      42  REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Kellumbo's Inits -- No, nooooooo!  I didn 't want to die!  Arghhhh! -- Western Auto
(his last words)

Fratsfa Slave -- You shouldn't have put your filthy hands in my box! -- Cracker Jacks

Karen Lo -- Rah, rah, sis, boom bah.  Sorry to beat you, la, la, la. -- Pep Rally

Indiana Jones -- You showed your mettle.  That was a very nice win for you. --
Accordion (playing Walkin' The Floor Over You)

Orrie, Orrie, Orrie.  Always making excuses.  My, my.  The commission favors my
style?  Sigh.  I am certainly not an open-hand aimed blow.  And you, Quita?  My size
for a Shew?  The gods lopped off the height and took that muscle and sinew and placed
it within.  Will I see you both in the confessional next week? -- Confession DMXXII

Congratulations to Lord Protector Wasnis.  A well-deserved graduation. -- Coach

Kellumbo's Inits and all you Bad Sign cretins -- Western Auto wasn't that much, but
he was a teammate and we are quite sad at his death.  He was a 13-18-10-17-9-10-7
hosed damage and attack basher. -- Coach (head bowed)

Quita Remming -- Is it true?  Do winners never quit and Quitas never in? -- Steal
Home

Ben10 -- Glad to make your acquantaince. -- Construction Zone #1

Sam Tall --  One of these days, those skills will catch up to me. -- Lump

Yoda -- Oh yeah, sure.  Just through me up in the champions class where I'm sure to
go out for a duck. -- Out For A Duck

Coach -- Your oldies like Western Auto seem to be looking mighty frail in this new
economy. -- Kellumbo's Inits

Wasnis -- Fair enough. -- Moris Nahr

Confession -- Not one word do you get out of me. -- Orrie Pollas

Steal Home -- Not mine, I hope! -- Quita Remming

Pep Rally -- Don't you EVER get tired? -- Karin Lo the Exhausted

Lump -- In the gravy, this time.  Always a problem. -- Sam Tall

Confession -- Surely not BLACK-smithing.  Silversmithing? -- Quita Remming

Our congratulations to Pep Rally and Wasnis. -- Jorja and the Middle Way

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

PEP RALLY devastated KELLUMBO'S INITS. in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud fight.
CONFESSION handily defeated ORRIE POLLAS in a 2 minute Challenge Title match.
OUT FOR A DUCK slimly lost to VODI in a 3 minute bloody Challenge brawl.
LUMP luckily beat YODA in a crowd pleasing 6 minute bloody veteran's Challenge fight.
INDIANA JONES was viciously subdued by CRACKER JACKS in a 3 minute Challenge fight.
CONSTRUCTION ZONE was overpowered by TWITTER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
KARIN LO lost to WASNIS in a popular 1 minute expert's duel.
STEAL HOME won victory over HELGA HOARFROST in a 1 minute veteran's duel.
CYCLIDIA was savagely defeated by QUITA REMMING in a popular 1 minute expert's match.
MELANCHOLIA luckily beat MORIS NAHR in a crowd pleasing 2 minute master's match.
SANGER was devastated by M. CHARDINEE in a 3 minute one-sided battle.
BERTHOLD was unbelievably bested by SAM TALL in a 4 minute bout.
ACCORDION handily defeated SVEN in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
BEN10 won victory over APPLE in a 2 minute amateur's bout.
FOGLSANGER was vanquished by CONTRACT BRIDGE in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
ERIC devastated CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         TOTAL PARRY       22 -  10 -  0      69  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         PARRY-STRIKE      14 -   9 -  0      61  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         STRIKING ATTACK   27 -  18 -  1      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         LUNGING ATTACK    26 -  20 -  2      57  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         AIMED BLOW         8 -   7 -  0      53  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         BASHING ATTACK    17 -  17 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -  15 -  3      42  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   9 -  1      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   8 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   8 -  0      27  |

Turn  46 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     AIMED BLOW         1 -  2         2  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  2         2  BASHING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         2  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  2     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  3         1  WALL OF STEEL  
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  2         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      CONFESSION 47              42   4  1  227 OLDIES (5)
WALL OF STEEL    STEAL HOME 138             26  12  2  109 BAD SIGNS (24)
LUNGING ATTACK   ORRIE POLLAS 295           13  12  2  101 MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)
BASHING ATTACK   QUITA REMMING 294          14  11  0   91 MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)
AIMED BLOW       OUT FOR A DUCK 275         11   6  0   75 BAD SIGNS (24)
PARRY-LUNGE      SANGER 315                  8   3  0   58 SUDDENLY, THE VAN (41)
SLASHING ATTACK  MORIS NAHR 291             15  10  1   56 MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)
STRIKING ATTACK  CRACKER JACKS 303           4   1  1   47 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 YODA 274.  The ten other most popular fighters were CRACKER JACKS 303, MORIS 
NAHR 291, OUT FOR A DUCK 275, QUITA REMMING 294, BERTHOLD 314, BEN10 306, ORRIE 
POLLAS 295, ACCORDION 301, CONTRACT BRIDGE 308, and CONFESSION 47.

The least popular fighter this week was FOGLSANGER 310.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SVEN 309, SAM TALL 293, SANGER 315, CONSTRUCTION ZONE 284, CYCLIDIA 
111, HELGA HOARFROST 237, INDIANA JONES 297, KELLUMBO'S INITS. 296, ERIC 311, and 
APPLE 307.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

PEP RALLY (83-46) OLDIES (5)
WASNIS (83-224) OLLIS HEROES (27)

                        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!