DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/01/2011    Duedate: 02/28/2011

TELORINTHE ARENA

DM-83    TURN-49

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

KARIN LO
MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)
(83-292) [14-14-0,133]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CONFESSION                     POSITION IS EMPTY
OLDIES (5)                     
(83-47) [44-5-1,138]           

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

KARIN LO                       ACCORDION
MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)             OLDIES (5)
(83-292) [14-14-0,133]         (83-301) [8-3-0,75]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

OLDIES (5)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SUDDENLY, THE VAN (41)      54
2. MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)          39      OLDIES (5)
3. BAD SIGNS (24)               0      Unchartered Team
4. OLLIS HEROES (27)            0
5. OLDIES (5)                 -90      ROOKIE QUEEN 45 (35)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 OLDIES (5)               172  73  6 70.2   1/ 1 OLDIES (5)               11  4 0
 2- 2 BAD SIGNS (24)           122  72  8 62.9   2/ 2 MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)        8  7 0
 3/ 4 SUDDENLY, THE VAN (41)    30  25  2 54.5   3/ 5 SUDDENLY, THE VAN (41)    7  8 0
 4/ 3 MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)        75  65  3 53.6   4- 3 OLLIS HEROES (27)         3  2 1
 5- 5 OLLIS HEROES (27)        111 117  5 48.7   5- 4 BAD SIGNS (24)            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

     Quita Remming turned first to the editorial page of the Telorinthe Times,
scanned the weather column, and hissed.
     Her teammate Sam Tall jumped and cursed his spilled soup.  "Don't DO that,
Quita!  What's up?"  He licked soup off his hand and took a seat at the table.
     "The weather forteller," she growled.  "I figured we were far enough inland here
for it not to COUNT that we're near the Storm Sea--"
     "Lessee," Orrie Pollas said, plucking the paper from her hands.  The pages
crackled as he flipped through them.  "Oh, for--!  Yeah, I see what you mean."  He
glanced at his teammates.  "You thought we left the bad weather behind when we left
Noblish Island, didn't you?  Nope.  The foreteller is seeing lots and lots of snow,
with strong winds, the working definition of a blizzard.  What fun, eh?"
     "Well, we ARE right under a mountain," Sam said.
     "Speaking of which," Karin Lo cut in, "I've invited the Dwarf over for a drink
and maybe dinner."
     "Karin!"  Quita leaped to her feet.  "We're just having stew and bread!  We
haven't scrubbed the floors in a month!  We aren't READY for company--"
     "And I'm going to invite Sanger from Suddenly the Van," Moris added.

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                              ---===SLOW ARENA NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 331): ZITHER of Z GLADIATORS (Z-Man, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 328): TEZCATLIPOCA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 626): OMBERT QURL of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 282): TIMOR UNRED of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 304): CALLOUS CORTNEY of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 298): SALSA ELEMENTAL of DARQUE FORCES
                                                         (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 285): WHISTLIN DIXIE of DARQUE FORCES II (Master Darque)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 279): HOT STUFF of PYROMANIA (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 264): ALLERDAE CHAN of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 256): I'M A BASHER of BASHAHOLICS ANON (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 232): PANAMA OATS of THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 233): TORANS ULRIK of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 233): LILAS KEEPER of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 48): CONFESSION of OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 231): DEVIL'S ADVOCATE of BLOOD 4 THE MASSES (The Mun, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 331): SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 328): MY GENERATION (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 326): MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 282): PROPHETIC OMENS (Lord Rahl, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 304): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 298): LES TURFISTES (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 285): DANGER DANGER (Sherlock, mgr>)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 279): THE ORDER (Torak, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 264): SPARF! (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 256): BASHAHOLICS ANON (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 232): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 233): MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 233): H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 48): OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 231): FELINES et al (Consortium, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 331): INDIOR LANDIS of MIDDLE WAY 11 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 328): TEZCATLIPOCA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 298): SALSA ELEMENTAL of DARQUE FORCES
                                                         (Master Darque, mgr.)
                          (turn 297): AFRICAN QUEEN of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                                      THE LION KING of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                                      ITHYIC THING of ABYSMAL RITES (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 285): 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  73 ERINIKA (turn 232): ANASTASIA of MYSTERIOUS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Number 25!  TWENTY-FIVE Duelmaster Crowns!  A lot is a lot is a lot.  One would
think, then, that the DM Column should be all about me.  Yes?  But, no; I shall take
this opportunity to talk about the whole team.
     The team name LIFE IMPACTS was chosen by the Big Boss and the team members would
all be someone or something that had a big impact on his life.  So, what impact have
these guys been on The Boss's life?
     CONFESSION, which is me.  The boss lived next door to the large, old, beautiful
Gothic Catholic church (St. Michael's) and next door to the Catholic grade school and
Nun's home.  He spent many years as an altar boy, especially serving most 6:30AM
Communions in the summer.  One of his jobs, as his family did a lot for the church,
was to clean and spiffy the confessionals.
     ACCORDION was his favorite musical instrument.  He had many years of lessons on
it and the piano, and played first seat alto saxophone in the band and orchestra.  He
used to get out his chair, his stand, his music, and his accordion and, dressed in
shorts and tee shirt with no shoes, would play music on the sidewalk in his small
town.  When the priest (Father Bankowski), just up the hill came out, he would always
request "Lady Of Spain".
     CRACKER JACKS was THE favorite snack food, especially with the prize inside.
When his favorite uncle (Leroy) visited, which was not often as he was a career Air
Force man, he always brought the boss Cracker Jacks.
     CONTRACT BRIDGE was a game he learned at a very young age.  He was excited when
he watched Goran On Bridge on television, went to the library and got some books on
bridge, and learned.  This "talent" served him well in college as bridge was a source
of income.  He earned enough points in duplicate tournaments to become a Master while
in college, and he and his best partner (Bill Brooks) played for the small college
championship in the early 60s. (and lost)
     LIFE SCOUT.  Boy Scouts, and Explorer Scouts were a way of life in his small
town, and he put many fun years into the organizations.  His father became the "Fruit
and Nut" merit badge counselor via being the only one in the area with an orchard.
     Well, there are my teammates.  Decent sort, they all are.  Be easy on them.
               Confession DMXXV

                                      SPY REPORT

     Welcome TELORINTHE.  I, Olaf Modeen remember this place well.  Many the fights 
have I fought here.  The celebrations, the disappointments...  What's with MATS?  He 
actually beat OLDIES' LIFE SCOUT, and walked away with 17 more points from the fight. 
Laughs were big at SUDDENLY, THE VAN while they watched SVEN clobber CONTRACT BRIDGE. 
It lost 4 points and got bruised from objects thrown from the stands.  I can barely 
restrain my enthusiam for MIDDLE WAY 21's outstanding member, Duelmaster KARIN LO.  I 
suppose you want to hear some rumors and dirty gossip about your fellow fighters?  
Tough!   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...  TELORINTHE thinks OLDIES 
and their 172-73-6 is too much!  If at first you don't succeed, give up...  The bums 
at SUDDENLY, THE VAN couldn't face the challenges from OLDIES!  No excuse for that!  
How well I know the feeling of being the most challenged warrior, MORIS NAHR!  Don't 
make idle boasts, they may come back to haunt you.   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  Many a warrior has met his fate in a hungover 
stupor.  You young rapscallions, take note!   
     Who knows what the future holds for a warrior.  More fights, there's no doubt.  
All work and no play makes Olaf a dull fighter.  Work and play no fighter dull Olaf.  
Olaffighterwork and no play.  Time for my medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, 
practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KARIN LO 292                 14  14  0   133       MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CONFESSION 47                44   5  1   138       OLDIES (5)
-STEAL HOME 138               27  12  2   118       BAD SIGNS (24)
-VODI 158                     21  25  1   106       OLLIS HEROES (27)
 QUITA REMMING 294            15  13  0   101       MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)
 ORRIE POLLAS 295             15  13  2    95       MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LUMP 269                     16   6  0    90       BAD SIGNS (24)
-OUT FOR A DUCK 275           11   7  0    79       BAD SIGNS (24)
 ACCORDION 301                 8   3  0    75       OLDIES (5)
 CRACKER JACKS 303             6   2  1    73       OLDIES (5)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-YODA 274                     10  15  0    66       OLLIS HEROES (27)
 MORIS NAHR 291               16  12  1    61       MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)
 SAM TALL 293                 15  13  0    61       MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)
 BERTHOLD 314                  9   5  2    58       SUDDENLY, THE VAN (41)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SANGER 315                    9   5  0    48       SUDDENLY, THE VAN (41)
 SVEN 309                      6   8  0    34       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)
-KELLUMBO'S INITS. 296         4   6  3    26       BAD SIGNS (24)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CONTRACT BRIDGE 308           3   1  0    23       OLDIES (5)
 MATS 318                      1   1  0    18       SUDDENLY, THE VAN (41)
 ERIC 311                      2   2  0    15       SUDDENLY, THE VAN (41)
-BEN10 306                     3   1  2    14       OLLIS HEROES (27)
 LIFE SCOUT 316                2   1  0     7       OLDIES (5)
-HARRY POTTER 317              0   1  0     1       OLLIS HEROES (27)

'-' 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

Sven -- Ya. I blink.  I plink.  Ve play? -- Accordion (in his best bass voice)

Quita Remming -- I guess that means more spilt milk? -- Confession

Sanger -- Wow!  That Toy I pulled out of the box sure worked wonders for me!  I think
I will try it again. -- Cracker Jacks

Moris Nahl -- I saw the match.  I saw the experience.  I chalked it up as a probable
loss.  I pumped some air; I hit a chord; I ran a scale; and SOMEHOW, I pulled that
off.  Lucky, lucky me. -- Accordion (ripping off a quick version of The Victor's
March)

Mats -- It was my lucky day.  I finessed you for the contract. -- Contract Bridge

Eric -- I am feeling good.  I think I earned that Endurance Merit Badge. -- Life
Scout

The Life Impacts team did well.  I will take a 5-0 anyday.  Perhaps I will get a
contract extension? -- Coach

All -- I am getting together as many Duelmaster players as possible to play in a game
of Hyborian War as a change of pace.  We already have 17 players that are interested
and we are trying to get as many as possible involved before I submit the list to
RSI.  I am collecting the names and top 3 kingdoms that the players are interested in
and submitting it myself so we can all play in the same game.  If you are interested
PM me in the DuelII Forums at Tripwire or email me at azaer123@comcast.net. --
Tripwire

Confession -- Like I'm going to give a Shewish midget any information with which to
blackmail me?  Or even to practice "gentle suasion"?  Not a chance.  But thanks for
the skills. -- Quita Remming

Berthold -- So, you're up for this weather, are you?  I figure it's rotten, myself,
but you've been through Noblish, too, and if there's one thing that island teaches,
it's patience with rotten weather. -- Sam Tall

This dwarf says he is Kaor Steelbone, Not From Khalhums.  But he was polite about it.
And really, since we have dwarves here under OUR mountain, why import one from
Khalhums?  Maybe I'll ask him over to the guildhouse for a convivial hot toddy. --
Karin Lo

I s'pose the Kung-Fu Master was doing his best, but it wasn't good enough--not ONE
skill for me!--and I'm not inviting him over. -- Orrie Pollas

Accordion -- Gods, don't DO that!  My hearing may never recover. -- Moris Nahr

Confession -- Perhaps next time you could LOSE THE FIGHT? -- Quita Remming
P.S.  Or graduate.

Sam Tall -- I bow in respect to a masterful instructor! -- Berthold

Life Scout -- What amazing endurance you have!  My hat's off to you. -- Eric

Cracker Jacks -- For someone so new at this, you are darned good! -- Sanger

Blah.  I fought the persistent better.  He's not a very dangerous man. -- Sven

     Maybe not, but he persists in his betterness. -- Arenamaster Salgried

Contract Bridge -- That was a grand slam?  I wouldn't have described it as a slam,
exactly.  Effective though. -- Mats

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ACCORDION viciously subdued SAM TALL in a crowd pleasing 5 minute Challenge fight.
CRACKER JACKS demolished MORIS NAHR in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
MATS overpowered LIFE SCOUT in a crowd pleasing 6 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
CONFESSION was overpowered by KARIN LO in a 3 minute mismatched Title match.
QUITA REMMING savagely defeated CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a exciting 1 minute struggle.
ORRIE POLLAS handily defeated M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
SANGER vanquished FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
BERTHOLD vanquished THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 2 minute gruesome uneven fight.
CONTRACT BRIDGE was narrowly defeated by SVEN in a 3 minute novice vs. expert fight.
ERIC overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         TOTAL PARRY       25 -  10 -  0      71  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         STRIKING ATTACK   29 -  16 -  1      64  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         LUNGING ATTACK    19 -  14 -  2      58  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       9 -   9 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK    11 -  13 -  1      46  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -  11 -  3      45  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   8 -  0      43  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         AIMED BLOW         6 -   8 -  0      43  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   8 -  0      33  |

Turn  49 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      CONFESSION 47              44   5  1  138 OLDIES (5)
BASHING ATTACK   QUITA REMMING 294          15  13  0  101 MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)
LUNGING ATTACK   ORRIE POLLAS 295           15  13  2   95 MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)
STRIKING ATTACK  ACCORDION 301               8   3  0   75 OLDIES (5)
SLASHING ATTACK  MORIS NAHR 291             16  12  1   61 MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)
WALL OF STEEL    BERTHOLD 314                9   5  2   58 SUDDENLY, THE VAN (41)
PARRY-LUNGE      SANGER 315                  9   5  0   48 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 ACCORDION 301.  The ten other most popular fighters were MATS 318, KARIN LO 292, 
CONTRACT BRIDGE 308, QUITA REMMING 294, SANGER 315, BERTHOLD 314, SAM TALL 293, 
CRACKER JACKS 303, CONFESSION 47, and ORRIE POLLAS 295.

The least popular fighter this week was LIFE SCOUT 316.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MORIS NAHR 291, ERIC 311, SVEN 309, ORRIE POLLAS 295, CONFESSION 47, 
CRACKER JACKS 303, SAM TALL 293, BERTHOLD 314, SANGER 315, and QUITA REMMING 294.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

KARIN LO (83-292) MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)

                 FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY XLVI