DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/26/2011    Duedate: 05/23/2011

TELORINTHE ARENA

DM-83    TURN-52

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ACCORDION
OLDIES (5)
(83-301) [11-3-0,125]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ACCORDION                      POSITION IS EMPTY
OLDIES (5)                     
(83-301) [11-3-0,125]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MORIS NAHR                     RA
MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)             PANTHEON (28)
(83-291) [17-14-1,67]          (83-208) [4-2-0,34]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SUDDENLY, THE VAN (41)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. OLDIES (5)                  33
2. PANTHEON (28)               31      OLDIES (5)
3. SUDDENLY, THE VAN (41)      19      Unchartered Team
4. MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)         -30
                                       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)               181  79  7 69.6   1/ 1 SUDDENLY, THE VAN (41)    9  4 0
 2/ 2 SUDDENLY, THE VAN (41)    39  29  2 57.4   2/ 2 OLDIES (5)                9  6 1
 3/ 3 MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)        80  75  3 51.6   3/ 4 PANTHEON (28)             9  6 0
 4/ 4 PANTHEON (28)             23  27  3 46.0   4/ 3 MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)        5 10 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

     The Broken Chain, tavern of choice for the arena standbys, was doing its usual
roaring business, and roaring was the word for it.
     "Salgreid promised us plenty of work!" Galbro d'Maran roared.  He fought under
the title of Ambitious Guard when he had a chance to fight at all.  "Where is that
work?  How am I going to get ahead, make a name and a fortune for myself, if I don't
get out on the sands?"
     Kaor Steelbone, the Not-from-Khalhums Dwarf, curled a lip in scorn.  Despite his
heavy facial hair, the sneer was unmistakable.  "A name for yourself as easy meat?"
He laid his steel-shod warhammer on the table, stroking the haft.  "Do you forget how
your last attempt to 'make a name' turned out?"
     The barroom went silent.  The duel, fought after hours, between the Guard and
the Dwarf was not something any of them were going to forget in a hurry.  Nor the
fury of Arenamaster Salgreid, who broke it up before Kaor finished whittling the
Guard down dwarf-height.  A few of them looked around nervously to make sure that
their half-orc Arenamaster was not sitting quietly in some corner.
     M. Serlioneth Chardinee, Telorinthe's representative of that reclusive but wide-
spread Society, tipped a little more brandy into his glass.  "There is work enough as
a trainer of gladiators, if you aren't too proud to take the work."
     Someone in a dark corner giggled nervously.  Galbro had been heard to make
disparaging comments about trainers, sparring partners, and 'wannabes'.  Disparaging,
and reckless.  Kaor wasn't the only high-ranked standby to end up fighting the Guard.
The Veteran Mercenary, the Venomous Concubine, and even the golem Dangerous Criminal
had taken their turns.  Plus, everyone was sure that Salgreid knew what was going on
and had chosen, for some inscrutable reason, to keep silent.  For now.  Most of them
were still waiting for the other steel-toed boot to drop on that.
     "You need a better... patron," a voice whispered.  "A worthy god to bessstow
favor on you."
     If the room had been quiet before, it was now gripped in absolute stillness.
Many recognized Vilishizar of the Mysterious Cult (not the cult that sent Cult
Members into the arena, but a rival group), and his reputation was dark, sinister
without being specific.
     Galbro turned to look toward the cultist's corner.  He could see nothing there,
of course, but it was always better to face the shadows than turn one's back on them.
"I've no use for gods," he said.  "They've never done anything for me--"
     "Becausse you have prayed to the wrong onesss," Vilishizar whispered.  "If you
will come by our Outer Fane tonight--"
     The tavern's outer door opened, letting in a gust of rain-washed air.  "I have
been looking for you, Vilish," Arenamaster Salgreid said.  The sound of steel on
leather as he drew his sword sent patrons diving out of his path.

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 334): ZITHER of Z GLADIATORS (Z-Man, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 331): RENTAL CAR of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 329): OMBERT QURL of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 285): TIMOR UNRED of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 307): CALLOUS CORTNEY of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 301): SHELDON of ALL-STAR NANA'S (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 288): DURANGO KID of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 282): AREOPOLITE of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 266): TIAN HU of ASIAN INVASION (?, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 259): I'M A BASHER of BASHAHOLICS ANON (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 235): PANAMA OATS of THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 236): TORANS ULRIK of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 236): MRS POTATOE HEAD of DREW'S BOYS II (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 51): ACCORDION of OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 234): WHACKING WILLOW of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 334): SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 331): SONS OF MARS (Mars, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 329): MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 285): THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 307): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 301): SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 288): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 282): WAH CHING (?, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 266): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 259): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 235): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 236): MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 236): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 51): SUDDENLY, THE VAN (She Puppy, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 234): OLDIES et al (Consortium, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 333): KERBIN NOTTS of MIDDLE WAY 11 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 330): PATTE DE SAGUAR of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 307): CALLOUS CORTNEY of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
                               PAYNE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 301): SHELDON of ALL-STAR NANA'S (The Mun, mgr.)
                                      RERUN of SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
                                      JACK KNIFE of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                          (turn 300): A TALE OF PAIN of ABYSMAL RITES (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 281): DESPAIR of DRAGON GUARD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 235): PANAMA OATS of THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 235): LILAS KEEPER of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 51): ORRIE POLLAS of MIDDLE WAY 21 (Jorja, mgr.)
                   (turn 50): CONFESSION of OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
                              QUITA REMMING of MIDDLE WAY 21 (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     So you guys must have liked my recital?  Somehow it landed me in first place--or
DM, as we call it here in Telorinthe.  For a little trivia, I will add that at my
very first real recital I played "In The Garden".
     For those of you who don't know me, I reside in a brown carrying case that looks
a little like a suitcase with a handle and two spring, lockable, locks.  Personally,
I am metallic red with a lot of gold trim.  I have the normal white and black
keyboard, and my 120 bass black buttons are on a white background.  I have five
metallic stars and a gold lion logo on my visible body, along with two or three small
dents.  I have four gold keys which allow me to convert from Master to Organ to
Celest to Clarinet. I have a rather large leather black with white trim strap.
     Many years ago I won second place ($15.00) in a 4-H Fair talent contest, playing
a home-made jazzy version of "Sail Along Silvery Moon." That was the extent of my
"winning" until I entered the Telorinthe arena.
     I hope I can stay here to entertain you.  Don't kill the music!
                 Accordion, DMII

                                      SPY REPORT

     Ready for some action-packed adventure, some thrills, chills and spills?  Well 
fergit it, cause this is the Spyreport for TELORINTHE.  MVP award for CRACKER JACKS?  
OLDIES' proud of him after beating MORIS NAHR and getting 19 points.  Talk about yer 
major upsets!  MORIS NAHR's match with CRACKER JACKS cost him a loss of 16 points!  
This Duelmaster is like something else!  ACCORDION stopped ORRIE POLLAS dead in his 
tracks!  Who was the wiseguy that said TELORINTHE's Duelmaster was paying for drinks 
at The Swinging Aardvark?  Don't look at me!   
     AAARRGH!!!  I HATE SPYREPORTING!!!  Sorry.  I just had to say it.  MIDDLE WAY 21 
was the most avoided team.  Is a 80-75-3 record really that scary?  I don't know what 
OLDIES' been doing.  They certainly haven't been accepting many fights from MIDDLE 
WAY 21, that's fer sher.  Like, is RA popular, or what?  He was challenged the most 
in all of TELORINTHE!  He's got a 4-2-0, is that good?   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All TELORINTHE ever talks about is fighting!  
Me, I'm more laid back.  SVEN really fought hard against CONTRACT BRIDGE.  That'll 
teach OLDIES not to go and kill any of SUDDENLY, THE VAN's guys again, huh!  What if 
they had a fight and nobody showed up?  I'd be out of a job, that's what!!!   
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I know how much you like reading this stuff, but I really 
should stop.  Its been really albendranius!  Later, guys-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ACCORDION 301                11   3  0   125       OLDIES (5)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CRACKER JACKS 303             7   4  1    88       OLDIES (5)
 BERTHOLD 314                 12   5  2    78       SUDDENLY, THE VAN (41)
 SANGER 315                   12   5  0    68       SUDDENLY, THE VAN (41)
 MORIS NAHR 291               17  14  1    67       MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SVEN 309                      9   8  0    62       SUDDENLY, THE VAN (41)
 SAM TALL 293                 15  16  0    61       MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CONTRACT BRIDGE 308           5   2  1    48       OLDIES (5)
 ANUBIS 159                    6   4  1    36       PANTHEON (28)
 RA 208                        4   2  0    34       PANTHEON (28)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHU 205                       4   3  0    30       PANTHEON (28)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AHTI 204                      4   3  0    21       PANTHEON (28)
 THOTH 216                     2   2  0    19       PANTHEON (28)
 LIFE SCOUT 316                3   3  0    15       OLDIES (5)
 MELANIE OBERN 324             1   1  0    13       MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)
 ERIC 311                      2   5  0    11       SUDDENLY, THE VAN (41)
 ROSANA SABEL 326              1   0  0     6       MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)
 CUSTODIAN 325                 0   1  0     1       OLDIES (5)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
MATS 318                1  2 0 SUDDENLY, THE VAN 41 CONTRACT BRIDGE 308    50  JUST REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Congrats to Orrie Pollas, a fine athlete, MVP, and Lord Protector. -- Coach and The
Oldies

Quita Remming -- I must have left you breathless.  What else is a squeeze-box for? --
Accordion

Shu -- I guess you could say I trumped you. -- Contract Bridge

Orrie Pollas -- You were too much for me.  Salute.  But did you have to take the
surprise out of the box?  Wasn't I enough to digest? -- Cracker Jacks

Morris Nahl -- Thanks for being my last in DM.  Perhaps we will meet later on in ADM
and I will har your confession? -- Confession

Ahti -- Well, that was pretty enduring, wasn't it? -- Life Scout

Coach -- I had intended to count myself in, but finding the time is a problem.
Still, I should have SOMETHING today. -- Jorja

Cracker Jacks -- For that unkind characterization, fie on you! -- Quita Remming

Accordion -- (blush) -- Karin Lo

Confession -- I survived, and accidents do happen. -- Orrie Pollas

The fans have loved me all along, which shows their good taste.  But now I'm leaving.
Well, leaving the job, I may hang around town, I hear there could be interesting
doings. -- Orrie Pollas

Orrie -- Ha.  They may have considered you "overall popular," but *I* am the
favorite. -- Moris Nahl

Accordion -- How quickly you change your focus!  Last time you called Karin your
favorite squeeze, but now you're after me. -- Quita Remming
P.S.  I suppose it would help prevent fickleness if we didn't keep graduating, but,
frankly, we're glad of it--the graduations, not the fickleness.

Cracker Jacks -- You aren't on my diet, but sometimes I just have to splurge. --
Orrie Pollas
P.S.  If you don't mind being seen with me in public, I'll buy you a creme soda.

Confession -- We're all incredibly glad you're leaving.  You make us uncomfortable.
-- Moris Nahr

Berthold -- You're just jealous because I'm taller than you are. -- Sam Tall

Thoth -- I'm thinking this is a good beginning.  Thank you. -- Melanie Obern

Sven and Sanger -- This is racial prejudice is what it is.  You guys, all hoity-toity
over being Van and all--who cares about that, anyway?  The Van vanished, and good
riddance.  Anway, you got no right to go casting SLURS at orcs.  We're as good as
anybody, and better than some. -- Geroge Lok and Hager Kroz, nominally captured Orcs

Ra -- You manager, or maybe his accountant, shorted you.  Fine.  Be angry about it.
But there's no call to take it out on ME.  I don't do the New Math. -- Sestin Korrow,
official Embezzling Scribe

Ra -- Don't you listen to that Sestin!  He'll steal your teeth right out of your
mouth. -- Derzil or'Kaina, runner-up for the Embezzling Scribe position and a true
artist with a pen
P.S.  I wonder if I could get a position as a Recognized Forger?

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CRACKER JACKS devastated MORIS NAHR in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
LIFE SCOUT was viciously subdued by RA in a action packed 5 minute Challenge battle.
ACCORDION overpowered ORRIE POLLAS in a 1 minute mismatched Title duel.
BERTHOLD devastated SAM TALL in a 2 minute one-sided fight.
SVEN subdued CONTRACT BRIDGE in a crowd pleasing 4 minute gruesome competition.
SANGER overpowered ANUBIS in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
SHU bested CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute competition.
ERIC was overpowered by THOTH in a action packed 1 minute uneven melee.
AHTI unbelievably bested MELANIE OBERN in a popular 3 minute gruesome duel.
CUSTODIAN lost to ROSANA SABEL in a 2 minute brutal novice's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         TOTAL PARRY       27 -  13 -  0      68  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         STRIKING ATTACK   32 -  16 -  1      67  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         WALL OF STEEL      9 -   6 -  0      60  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -   7 -  0      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   7 -  0      46  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         LUNGING ATTACK    11 -  14 -  1      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         AIMED BLOW         6 -   8 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -  11 -  3      39  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         BASHING ATTACK     6 -  10 -  0      38  |

Turn  52 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     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         5  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  WALL OF STEEL  
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  ACCORDION 301              11   3  0  125 OLDIES (5)
WALL OF STEEL    BERTHOLD 314               12   5  2   78 SUDDENLY, THE VAN (41)
PARRY-LUNGE      SANGER 315                 12   5  0   68 SUDDENLY, THE VAN (41)
SLASHING ATTACK  MORIS NAHR 291             17  14  1   67 MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)
TOTAL PARRY      SVEN 309                    9   8  0   62 SUDDENLY, THE VAN (41)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MORIS NAHR 291.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was RA 208.  The ten other most popular fighters were CONTRACT BRIDGE 308, MELANIE 
OBERN 324, THOTH 216, ACCORDION 301, BERTHOLD 314, SHU 205, ROSANA SABEL 326, CRACKER 
JACKS 303, SVEN 309, and CUSTODIAN 325.

The least popular fighter this week was ANUBIS 159.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SAM TALL 293, LIFE SCOUT 316, MORIS NAHR 291, AHTI 204, ERIC 311, 
SANGER 315, CUSTODIAN 325, SVEN 309, CRACKER JACKS 303, and ROSANA SABEL 326.

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

ORRIE POLLAS (83-295) MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)

                   MAIL-IN TOURNEY LI

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SUMMER GORILLA 323 (0-0-0)             3  3  0         AUGUST APES