DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/24/2011    Duedate: 06/20/2011

TELORINTHE ARENA

DM-83    TURN-53

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ACCORDION
OLDIES (5)
(83-301) [12-3-0,129]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ACCORDION                      POSITION IS EMPTY
OLDIES (5)                     
(83-301) [12-3-0,129]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MORIS NAHR                     ERIC
MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)             SUDDENLY, THE VAN (41)
(83-291) [18-14-1,78]          (83-311) [2-6-0,12]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

PANTHEON (28)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. PANTHEON (28)               65
2. MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)          21      OLDIES (5)
3. OLDIES (5)                  -2      Unchartered Team
4. SUDDENLY, THE VAN (41)      -3
                                        (-1)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 OLDIES (5)               184  81  7 69.4   1/ 3 PANTHEON (28)            11  4 0
 2/ 2 SUDDENLY, THE VAN (41)    39  33  2 54.2   2/ 2 OLDIES (5)                9  6 0
 3/ 3 MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)        82  78  3 51.3   3/ 1 SUDDENLY, THE VAN (41)    6  6 0
 4/ 4 PANTHEON (28)             28  27  3 50.9   4/ 4 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

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 335): ZITHER of Z GLADIATORS (Z-Man, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 332): RENTAL CAR of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 330): 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 308): JOSIE WALES of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 302): ACE OF BASE of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 289): DURANGO KID of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 283): ONYX of DRAGONS GUARD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 267): ALBERT of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 260): FAIRYFIRE of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 236): GEROGE IGONO of THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 237): WHOLE of MILK IS GOOD (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 236): MRS POTATOE HEAD of DREW'S BOYS II (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 52): ACCORDION of OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 235): DUTCH TREAT of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 335): SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 332): SONS OF MARS (Mars, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 330): AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 285): THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 308): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 302): ALASKAN PIPELINE (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 289): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 283): WAH CHING (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 267): ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 260): TALL TALES (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 236): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 237): MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 236): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 52): SUDDENLY, THE VAN (She Puppy, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 235): CRYPTICS et al (Crip, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 332): RENTAL CAR of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
                          VALERIAN of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, 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 302): PROWL of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
                                      EARVLING FLASH of FORCE OF WILL
                                                    (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
                          (turn 301): SHELDON of ALL-STAR NANA'S (The Mun, mgr.)
                                      RERUN of SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
                                      JACK KNIFE of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 289): DURANGO KID of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 257): DENG FEI of ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
                           TIAN HU of ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 235): PANAMA OATS of THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 51): ORRIE POLLAS of MIDDLE WAY 21 (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     It is so unusual for a fourteen fight (a true fourteen fight) warrior to have
collected three Duelmaster titles.  And speaking of me personally, I just ain't that
good.  But, being in the right place at the right time counts for a lot, and for that
I am just plain ecstatic!
     For the record, I didn't come first.  Piano lessons and a piano did.  After
three years of that, a request for me occurred, and my Uncle Leroy came through and
bought me.  (For his godson.)  I probably cost around $300 back then, but now, even
with the few dents, I am worth over a thousand.  (Whether I am played well or
poorly.)  After me was a saxophone (alto) for high school band.  Both the piano and
me are still around.  The sax?????
     Right now I am only worried about one thing--how I am going to push the buttons
to get through the next month.  One thing for sure, I have a LOT of buttons to push.
          Accordion DMIII

                                      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 SUDDENLY, THE VAN 
was unseated this week as PANTHEON moved up from 3rd ranking to take the top spot 
with a 5-0-0 record for the round.  ANUBIS caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial 
commission as he skillfully bested SAM TALL and was awarded 21 points in recognition. 
In one of the week's more notable duels, RA put down CONTRACT BRIDGE, causing it to 
lose 16 points of recognition in the process.  Although BERTHOLD made a valiant 
effort, it did not suffice to topple the reign of victorious ACCORDION.  No 
confirmation, but my sources claim that the top team has gained their position using 
magical aids.  Charmed weapons perhaps?   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city TELORINTHE.  I saw one fighter that warriors avoided when this week's 
challenge seeking began.  SUDDENLY, THE VAN is feared.  This much I can say.  
Apparently the stalwarts of OLDIES are catching the bulk of jests down at the 
challenging board for their large share of the avoids.  Loose talk at the arena has 
reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters are after AHTI.  
Watch your back!  As a gladiator gets older, the icy grip of fear lays hold of his 
heart.  True, CRACKER JACKS?  Who could miss your "brave" challenge of SANGER?  All 
the city knows the duel went in favor of CRACKER JACKS.  I shall not fail to spread 
the word in other cities of this "mighty" victory.   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  Some say a warrior is judged by the way 
he bears arms.  One thing is sure, better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!  
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of a far off 
city calling to me.  I must away!  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                  
 ACCORDION 301                12   3  0   129       OLDIES (5)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CRACKER JACKS 303             8   4  1    93       OLDIES (5)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BERTHOLD 314                 12   6  2    81       SUDDENLY, THE VAN (41)
 MORIS NAHR 291               18  14  1    78       MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)
 SANGER 315                   12   6  0    69       SUDDENLY, THE VAN (41)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SAM TALL 293                 15  17  0    62       MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)
 ANUBIS 159                    7   4  1    57       PANTHEON (28)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SVEN 309                      9   9  0    54       SUDDENLY, THE VAN (41)
 RA 208                        5   2  0    54       PANTHEON (28)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHU 205                       5   3  0    50       PANTHEON (28)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CONTRACT BRIDGE 308           5   3  1    32       OLDIES (5)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AHTI 204                      5   3  0    23       PANTHEON (28)
 THOTH 216                     3   2  0    21       PANTHEON (28)
 MELANIE OBERN 324             2   1  0    20       MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)
 LIFE SCOUT 316                4   3  0    19       OLDIES (5)
 ERIC 311                      2   6  0    12       SUDDENLY, THE VAN (41)
 ROSANA SABEL 326              1   1  0     7       MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)
 CUSTODIAN 325                 0   2  0     2       OLDIES (5)
 PETRO SALM 337                0   1  0     1       MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)

'-' 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  REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Ra -- Now, that wasn't so fair!  I challenged you and you shined so bright that I
lost it?  Shucks!  Shucks, I say! -- Life Scout

Sven -- You had all the cards. -- Contract Bridge

     Up his sleeve.

Orrie Pollas -- Whew!  I really, really, really like luck! -- Accordion

Moris Nahl -- I took the good stuff and left you the nuts.  (wink) -- Cracker Jacks

Rosana -- Is that any way to treat a poor newby janitor?  Is it!? -- Cutodian

Not so good, Oldies.  Two-3?  We can do better than that! -- Coach

Coach and the Oldies -- Thank you. -- Orrie Pollas

Accordion -- I was never much of a fan for polkas.  Too energetic.  I like slow
dances. -- Quita Remming

Cracker Jacks -- Well, of COURSE I took the surprise out of the box.  I've never been
a fan of swallowing my toys. -- Orrie Pollas

Confession -- Possible, but unlikely. -- Morris Nahl

Looks like someone slipped when sending a Telorinthe Rookie to the tourney.  Still,
we salute that unfortunate rookie. -- Jorja and the Middle Way

Cracker Jacks -- Who ever heard of putting a pocket knife in a box of snacks?  I
could've died from swallowing that! -- Moris Nahr

Accordion -- One for the road, hmm?  I'd rather have had a win. -- Orrie Pollas

Berthold -- I've always hated you Van.  The way you came down from your wretched
northern hovels, accepted our hospitality, and then pushed us out of our forests all
across northern Alastari.  It just SHOWS. -- Sam Tall

Ahti -- (groaning)  I believe it. -- Melanie Obern, facing a month of wind sprints

Custodian -- It was probably the broom. -- Rosana Sabel

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CRACKER JACKS bested SANGER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge fight.
CUSTODIAN was vanquished by MELANIE OBERN in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
ACCORDION subdued BERTHOLD in a action packed 1 minute Title fight.
MORIS NAHR devastated SVEN in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
SAM TALL was savagely defeated by ANUBIS in a 4 minute mismatched match.
RA overpowered CONTRACT BRIDGE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided struggle.
SHU handily defeated DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute gruesome uneven fight.
LIFE SCOUT unbelievably bested ERIC in a action packed 9 minute gory duel.
AHTI unbelievably bested ROSANA SABEL in a 3 minute gory duel.
THOTH defeated PETRO SALM in a popular 1 minute beginner's match.

                                    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 -   0 -  0     100  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         STRIKING ATTACK   33 -  15 -  1      69  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY       26 -  15 -  0      63  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-LUNGE        9 -   7 -  0      56  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL      9 -   7 -  0      56  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         AIMED BLOW         6 -   7 -  0      46  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -  10 -  2      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   7 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         LUNGING ATTACK     9 -  14 -  1      39  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   9 -  0      25  |

Turn  53 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
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  2     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  ACCORDION 301              12   3  0  129 OLDIES (5)
WALL OF STEEL    BERTHOLD 314               12   6  2   81 SUDDENLY, THE VAN (41)
SLASHING ATTACK  MORIS NAHR 291             18  14  1   78 MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)
PARRY-LUNGE      SANGER 315                 12   6  0   69 SUDDENLY, THE VAN (41)
AIMED BLOW       SHU 205                     5   3  0   50 PANTHEON (28)
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 ERIC 311.  The ten other most popular fighters were ANUBIS 159, CRACKER JACKS 
303, ACCORDION 301, ROSANA SABEL 326, MORIS NAHR 291, RA 208, THOTH 216, MELANIE 
OBERN 324, SAM TALL 293, and SHU 205.

The least popular fighter this week was AHTI 204.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were LIFE SCOUT 316, SVEN 309, BERTHOLD 314, CUSTODIAN 325, PETRO SALM 337, 
CONTRACT BRIDGE 308, SANGER 315, SHU 205, SAM TALL 293, and MELANIE OBERN 324.