DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/04/2011    Duedate: 01/31/2011

TELORINTHE ARENA

DM-83    TURN-48

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CONFESSION
OLDIES (5)
(83-47) [44-4-1,246]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CONFESSION                     POSITION IS EMPTY
OLDIES (5)                     
(83-47) [44-4-1,246]           

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

KARIN LO                       QUITA REMMING
MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)             MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)
(83-292) [13-14-0,100]         (83-294) [14-13-0,99]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

OLDIES (5)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. OLDIES (5)                  50
2. MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)          21      OLDIES (5)
3. OLLIS HEROES (27)            0      Unchartered Team
4. BAD SIGNS (24)               0
5. ZEITGEIST (18)               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)               170  70  6 70.8   1/ 1 OLDIES (5)               14  1 0
 2- 2 BAD SIGNS (24)           122  72  8 62.9   2/ 5 MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)        7  8 0
 3/ 4 MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)        72  63  3 53.3   3- 3 OLLIS HEROES (27)         6  4 1
 4/ 3 SUDDENLY, THE VAN (41)    25  25  2 50.0   4- 2 BAD SIGNS (24)            5  5 0
 5- 5 OLLIS HEROES (27)        111 117  5 48.7   5/ 4 SUDDENLY, THE VAN (41)    3 12 0
 6- 6 ZEITGEIST (18)            93 122  3 43.3   6- 6 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 330): ZITHER of Z GLADIATORS (Z-Man, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 327): TEZCATLIPOCA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 625): CHALDEA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 281): TIMOR UNRED of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 303): PAYNE of DARQUE FORCES II (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 297): AFRICAN QUEEN of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 284): WHISTLIN DIXIE of DARQUE FORCES II (Master Darque)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 278): TWO of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 263): KORASIM of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 255): I'M A BASHER of BASHAHOLICS ANON (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 231): DANNY HEATLEY of OTTAWA SENATORS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 232): STEVE LAKE of SUE'S BOYS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 232): ANASTASIA of MYSTERIOUS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 47): CONFESSION of OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 230): DUTCH TREAT of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 330): SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 327): MY GENERATION (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 325): MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 281): THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 303): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 297): LAND OF OZ (Oz, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 284): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 278): BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 263): SPARF! (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 255): BASHAHOLICS ANON (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 231): NEW YORK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 232): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 232): H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 47): OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 230): SPARF! et al (Crip, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 297): AFRICAN QUEEN of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                                      THE LION KING of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                                      ITHYIC THING of ABYSMAL RITES (Reaper, mgr.)
                          (turn 296): MEDEE of THE OPERA (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 278): TWO of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
                (turn 277): TORTURING TULIP of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 263): KORASIM of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
               (turn 262): MADAM VENUSIA of SPARF! (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 232): ANASTASIA of MYSTERIOUS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
                (turn 231): DEATH SUCKS of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, 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.

     Well, it is official.  I have won number twenty-four.  Wow!  Twenty-four and
still not graduated.  Hopefully there will be more in my future.  I certainly enjoy
hearing all the "gossip" here in.
     As a final note, it is quite amazing that I have been DM for more than 50% of
the existence of Telorinthe.  (24 of 47)  WOW!
          Confession DMXXIV

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of TELORINTHE!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  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 MORIS NAHR and was awarded 21 points in recognition.  In one 
of the week's more notable duels, CRACKER JACKS put down SANGER, causing her to lose 
11 points of recognition in the process.  Unwilling to wait upon the will of others, 
Duelmaster CONFESSION challenged QUITA REMMING last week in a match to decide the 
fate of the throne.  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.  No 
confirmation, but my sources claim that the top team has gained their position using 
magical aids.  Charmed weapons perhaps?   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  TELORINTHE, city of gladiators!  
Mighty among the names of thy guilds is OLLIS HEROES, a guild shunned and avoided by 
many in the weekly duels.  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.  QUITA REMMING take 
warning!  You have more than a few enemies in TELORINTHE.   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and 
assassins.  In the arena there is only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     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 - 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                44   4  1   246       OLDIES (5)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-STEAL HOME 138               27  12  2   118       BAD SIGNS (24)
-VODI 158                     21  25  1   106       OLLIS HEROES (27)
 KARIN LO 292                 13  14  0   100       MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)
 QUITA REMMING 294            14  13  0    99       MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LUMP 269                     16   6  0    90       BAD SIGNS (24)
 ORRIE POLLAS 295             14  13  2    89       MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)
-HELGA HOARFROST 237          16  17  0    82       ZEITGEIST (18)
-OUT FOR A DUCK 275           11   7  0    79       BAD SIGNS (24)
-CYCLIDIA 111                 17  26  1    78       ZEITGEIST (18)
-MELANCHOLIA 239              13  18  0    68       ZEITGEIST (18)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-YODA 274                     10  15  0    66       OLLIS HEROES (27)
 ACCORDION 301                 7   3  0    66       OLDIES (5)
 SAM TALL 293                 15  12  0    64       MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)
 MORIS NAHR 291               16  11  1    60       MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)
 CRACKER JACKS 303             5   2  1    60       OLDIES (5)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BERTHOLD 314                  8   5  2    48       SUDDENLY, THE VAN (41)
-TWITTER 299                   5   3  0    41       ZEITGEIST (18)
 SANGER 315                    8   5  0    38       SUDDENLY, THE VAN (41)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-INDIANA JONES 297             5   7  0    31       OLLIS HEROES (27)
-CONSTRUCTION ZONE 284         5   6  0    30       BAD SIGNS (24)
 SVEN 309                      5   8  0    27       SUDDENLY, THE VAN (41)
 CONTRACT BRIDGE 308           3   0  0    27       OLDIES (5)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KELLUMBO'S INITS. 296         4   6  3    26       BAD SIGNS (24)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BEN10 306                     3   1  2    14       OLLIS HEROES (27)
 LIFE SCOUT 316                2   0  0     7       OLDIES (5)
 ERIC 311                      1   2  0     5       SUDDENLY, THE VAN (41)
-HARRY POTTER 317              0   1  0     1       OLLIS HEROES (27)
-APPLE 307                     0   1  0     1       ZEITGEIST (18)
 MATS 318                      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?
WESTERN AUTO 304        1  2 0 OLDIES 5             KELLUMBO'S INITS. 296  45  REVENGED
FOGLSANGER 310          0  2 0 SUDDENLY, THE VAN 41 BEN10 306              47   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Gee, I hope running dead warriors from a "Throwback Arena" does not create issues for
Ollis Heroes and Bad Signs.  Thankfully (or unthankfully?) there were no winners. --
Coach

Quita Remming -- Perhaps next time I shall have to give you more penance? --
Confession, Oldies

Eric -- I guess you could say I trumped you and made the bid. -- Contract Bridge,
Oldies

Yoda -- What was I doing all the way up there fighting someone as formidable as you?!
When I saw my opponent, I thought I was dead!  Thanks for taking it easy on me,
although my box was quite empty when you finished with me. -- Cracker Jacks, Oldies

Captured Orc -- That's what you get for not clapping to my rendition of "Lady Of
Spain." -- Accordion, Oldies

     But I happen to LIKE that tune. -- C. Orc

Harry Potter -- I am just a mere muggle, but I suppose all those merit badges helped
me in some way win that tussle.  Love your books and movies! -- Life Scout, Oldise
(and a BIG HP fan)

Happy New Year to all and to all a great fight!  May your favorite team win its Bowl
Game. -- Coach and all the Oldies

SPECIAL!!!!!  I would appreciate it if whomever entered ERIC # 83-311 of SUDDENLY,
THE VAN into Terrablood WRONG, would please correct his/her error.  Please. -- Coach

Confession -- I feel all cross when I see you coming.  You make me feel guilty, and
there is nothing for which I should feel that way.  Sure, I poured the cream off the
top of the cream-top milk so that my teammates had to have low-fat on their cereal,
but they COULD get up earlier themselves and skim the cream.  I figure it's a
training tool, not something to feel guilty about. -- Quita Remming

Lump -- Yeah, but you're an inert, unthreatening lump. -- Orrie Pollas
P.S.  Unsightly, though.

Steal Home -- Right, just quietly slip away, as though I didn't notice myself doing
it, and go to ground, so to speak, in my bedroom.  That has a lot of appeal.... --
Karin Lo

Sanger -- I suppose YOU might be a genuine Van, or a descendant, anyway.  But if
they, meaning the Old Van, saw the way you fight, they'd probably disown you. --
Moris Nahr

Indiana Jones -- A little bird warned me to bring a snake.  This snake is George, and
he's actually harmless.  Well, harmless to people, but he's death on rats and mice.
-- Sam Tall

Accordion -- Vink?  You vinked at me?  Ja, ja, I like this.  You can play with me. --
Sven

Construction Zone -- Avoid you?  Hmm... ya, maybe.  I have advice for you, too.  Get
a yender attachment.  Since you have a beard, I recommend an outie. -- Sven
P.S.  Oh vait -- you are a dvarf.  The females have beards too, ya?  So yust pick a
yender.

Contract Bridge -- Uff da!  You shamed me.  That's bad.  I need to perfect my style
before I fight you again. -- Eric

Sam Tall -- I am NOT too dark, not by birth anyvay.  My uncle Durn dunked me in cold
coffee every day when I was little.  It left a stain.  You should have seen my
diapers. -- Berthold, a true Van

Kellumbo's Inits. -- Why are you named that?  You have a veird name, and your manager
dresses you funny! -- Berthold
P.S.  Any clue on who your secret admirer is?

Moris Nahr -- Gah.    That vas over too quickly!  You are cute, though. -- Sanger

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CONFESSION devastated QUITA REMMING in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge Title fight.
BERTHOLD was subdued by SAM TALL in a 2 minute Challenge melee.
LIFE SCOUT outlasted ERIC in a unpopular 13 minute bloody beginner's Challenge fight.
KARIN LO overpowered KHALHUMS DWARF in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided fight.
ORRIE POLLAS devastated KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
MORIS NAHR was devastated by ACCORDION in a 1 minute mismatched match.
CRACKER JACKS handily defeated SANGER in a 1 minute uneven fight.
SVEN vanquished PERSISTANT BEGGAR in a 1 minute uneven duel.
CONTRACT BRIDGE vanquished MATS in a 1 minute uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         TOTAL PARRY       26 -   8 -  0      76  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         STRIKING ATTACK   28 -  17 -  1      62  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         LUNGING ATTACK    20 -  16 -  2      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-STRIKE      11 -   9 -  0      55  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK    13 -  14 -  1      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -  11 -  3      48  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW         6 -   8 -  0      43  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   9 -  0      36  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   8 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   9 -  0      25  |

Turn  48 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     1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  BASHING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        4 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  AIMED BLOW     
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      CONFESSION 47              44   4  1  246 OLDIES (5)
BASHING ATTACK   QUITA REMMING 294          14  13  0   99 MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)
LUNGING ATTACK   ORRIE POLLAS 295           14  13  2   89 MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)
STRIKING ATTACK  ACCORDION 301               7   3  0   66 OLDIES (5)
SLASHING ATTACK  MORIS NAHR 291             16  11  1   60 MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)
WALL OF STEEL    BERTHOLD 314                8   5  2   48 SUDDENLY, THE VAN (41)
PARRY-LUNGE      SANGER 315                  8   5  0   38 SUDDENLY, THE VAN (41)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is KARIN LO 292.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was QUITA REMMING 294.  The ten other most popular fighters were KARIN LO 292, ERIC 
311, ACCORDION 301, CONFESSION 47, BERTHOLD 314, ORRIE POLLAS 295, CRACKER JACKS 303, 
CONTRACT BRIDGE 308, SAM TALL 293, and SVEN 309.

The least popular fighter this week was LIFE SCOUT 316.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MATS 318, SANGER 315, MORIS NAHR 291, SVEN 309, SAM TALL 293, CONTRACT 
BRIDGE 308, CRACKER JACKS 303, ORRIE POLLAS 295, BERTHOLD 314, and CONFESSION 47.

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

     For those of you who keep track of such things, several additional warriors 
graduated from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                       MR. GHERKIN (6-6385) of 071406AD  (544)
                       OPUS X (11-5276) of OLD BOYS CLUB  (483)
                   CARDINAL KRAKEN (69-8569) BEASTS OF NEON  (831) 
                    GANGRENE (82-30731) THAT SPECIAL SMELL  (5042) 
                      WAY TOO CUTE (82-32711) 12/19/04A  (5398) 
                         CHINA (82-35079) MORE PLACES  (5777) 
                      ASPARAGUS (82-38983) UNDERRATED 2  (6485) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes