DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/23/2015    Duedate: 03/07/2015

MORDANT ARENA

DM-1    TURN-774

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

HRUNTLING
SWEORDMASTERS (138)
(1-8994) [10-2-0,127]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HRUNTLING                      CHUMLY
SWEORDMASTERS (138)            SUPPLY DEPOT (520)
(1-8994) [10-2-0,127]          (1-7030) [2-1-0,30]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

KING OF ROCK                   MADAME TIGER
RUN DMC (636)                  HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)
(1-9067) [14-15-1,87]          (1-9209) [7-8-0,29]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ROMAN EMPIRE (531)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SWEORDMASTERS (138)         49
2. DEATH'S DOOR (129)          33      RUN DMC (636)
3. RUN DMC (636)               20      Unchartered Team
4. SUPPLY DEPOT (520)          19
5. HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)     14      SUPPLY DEPOT (520)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*FAVORITE SAYINGS (659)     1   0  0  100   1/ 1 ROMAN EMPIRE (531)        8  7 0
 2/ 2 RUN DMC (636)            188 123  9 60.5   2/ 6 SWEORDMASTERS (138)       7  0 2
 3- 3 UPSTARTS (40)            130 106  3 55.1   3/ 3 DEATH'S DOOR (129)        7  7 1
 4/ 4 LOW ROAD 3 (644)         163 136  4 54.5   4/ 5*SUPPLY DEPOT (520)        6  3 0
 5/ 5 SWEORDMASTERS (138)      691 619 77 52.7   5/ 4 HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)   6  9 0
 6/ 6 DEATH'S DOOR (129)       150 136  3 52.4   6- 2 UPSTARTS (40)             5  5 0
 7/ 7*SUPPLY DEPOT (520)         7   7  0 50.0   7/ 8 COLORFUL (657)            4  0 0
 8- 8 BOOZE (605)              166 179 15 48.1   8/12 MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)    3  3 0
 9/ 9 ROMAN EMPIRE (531)       337 376 24 47.3   9-10 BOOZE (605)               2  3 0
10/10 MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)   391 476 63 45.1  10/ 7 RUN DMC (636)             2  9 0
11/11 COLORFUL (657)            64  83  3 43.5  11-11*FAVORITE SAYINGS (659)    1  0 0
12/12 HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)  738 %1110 19 39.9  12- 9 SERPENTS' HOLD (642)      1  2 1
13-13 SERPENTS' HOLD (642)      56 130  7 30.1  13/13 LOW ROAD 3 (644)          1  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

     Handy Dandy came bursting into the Homicidal Maniacs' guildhouse.  Well, not
literally bursting, but he entered with speed and agitation.  "The Feyranse has
frozen over!  Solid, bank to bank, nothing but ice."
     The Masked Melon didn't look up from the sock he was knitting.  He was
particular about his socks and always made them himself.  "No, it isn't.  Not
possible.  The magical radiation from the last Chaos War keeps it too warm here in
the valley for any freezing."
     "But--!"  Now Dandy did seem to be on the verge of bursting literally.  He
swelled up and his face turned red.  "But it IS--"
     Over in the corner, Madcat Black glanced over his shoulder, pausing in his
obsessive ripping at a cushion.  "He's right, Melon, it's frozen.  I don't know about
solid--you won't catch ME testing the ice on a river!  But bank to bank, yeah.
Frozen."
     "Not possible," Masked Melon repeated.  One did not become a Homicidal Maniac by
bowing to mere fact.
     In another corner, every Maniac had his own corner, Moth Masher giggled.
"Possible, possible!" he chanted, bouncing up and down on his toes.  "It's climate
change!  Evil magic at work.  The Grey Witch can't stop it!"

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, MORDANT?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Now keep the taverns open late tonight, 
for there are sorrows to drown for UPSTARTS, whose 0-0-0 this turn dropped them by 4 
into 6th.  Ha!  SWEORDMASTERS turned their 4-0-1 turn into a 2nd place rank in the 
listings this turn.  Any better than this, and you get put on hit lists.  Now let's 
all watch DEATH'S DOOR's heads swell from their 4-1-1 this turn.  Haa ha ha ha!  Big 
shots, big talk, big deal.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed to see JMJ win a 
fight and gain 22 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, FORK LIFT beat BELLICUS and BELLICUS 
lost 11 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  Going for broke or broken, our Duelmaster 
DARK CHAMPION Dark Arena Challenged this turn.  And if variety is the spice of life, 
MORDANT may be getting bland, as WYRTHA stays top dog in the city.  Kickbacks and 
bribes, kickbacks and bribes, how else do you think some of these guys win their 
fights?  Skill?  Ha!   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  
MORDANT, I am losing what little hope I had in you.  UPSTARTS the most avoided team?  
What insult will suffice, I cannot say.  And it looks like COLORFUL avoided them the 
most this turn.  What a pack of would be losers, if you ask me.  Hmph.  MADAME TIGER 
was challenged more times this turn than the Duelmaster.  Now was the DM insulted or 
feared?  Heh, heh.  I suspect either a 21 will or a 21 ego on this one, but GRYRE has 
challenged up by 27 in an attempt against JACK B. NIMBLE.  My sides still hurt from 
laughing about JACK B. NIMBLE losing and giving GRYRE 31 points of recognition.  Ha 
ha ha ha!!   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  SWEORDMASTERS has cause to pause today, as WYRTHA was 
sent to the Dark Arena, and came back--though not in the best of moods, I'll wager.  
Titanium shields and bamboo daggers, guess what brave team is developing these kinds 
of weapons?   
     There's got to be a better place in MORDANT to get a drink than Conan's Place!  
Any suggestions?  Well, I've had enough of this drivel, and I'm sure you have too.  
Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  Paste this one in your scrapbooks, you'll 
need the kindling come this winter-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HRUNTLING 8994               10   2  0   127       SWEORDMASTERS (138)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PROBLEM CHILD 8967           13   1  0   114       MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)
-TINGO 9057                   10   4  0   102       SERPENTS' HOLD (642)
 KEITH RICHARDS 7927          18  17  0    94       DEATH'S DOOR (129)
 PRAETTIG 9041                12   6  0    94       SWEORDMASTERS (138)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SEIUS GLABRIO 7978           15  18  2    92       ROMAN EMPIRE (531)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRYRE 8710                    3   0  0    89       SWEORDMASTERS (138)
 KING OF ROCK 9067            14  15  1    87       RUN DMC (636)
 BUSTER MARNE 8956            14  42  1    86       LOW ROAD 3 (644)
 JACK B. NIMBLE 9078          18   7  0    81       RUN DMC (636)
-UG LEE 952                    9  11  0    79       UPSTARTS (40)
 HANDY DANDY 9061             14  24  1    67       HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 G, LOOMIS 9050                8   3  0    63       MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)
-UDA LOU ZAR 9232              6   3  0    61       UPSTARTS (40)
 LOVE PINK 9204                9   2  0    59       COLORFUL (657)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JMJ 9161                     10   7  0    56       RUN DMC (636)
 GAMAKATSU 9048                5   4  0    49       MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)
-REMY 9155                     4   0  0    46       BOOZE (605)
-JUSTIN THYME 9208            10   2  0    45       UPSTARTS (40)
 TUBERCULOSIS 8979             4   1  0    38       DEATH'S DOOR (129)
 PAINT IT BLACK 9221           8   3  0    37       COLORFUL (657)
 CAIUS OCCIUS 8155             4   3  0    37       ROMAN EMPIRE (531)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SEE YA 9249                   1   0  1    33       SERPENTS' HOLD (642)
 EUSTACIUS 8144                4   3  1    32       ROMAN EMPIRE (531)
 MASKED MELON 9210             5  10  0    31       HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)
 CHUMLY 7030                   2   1  0    30       SUPPLY DEPOT (520)
 MADAME TIGER 9209             7   8  0    29       HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)
-JACK OF SHADOWS 9205          5   6  0    28       COLORFUL (657)
-LEOPARD SPOTS 9169            5   7  0    24       COLORFUL (657)
-AMY THYME 9234                5   3  0    24       UPSTARTS (40)
 AEMILIUS 8980                 3   3  0    24       ROMAN EMPIRE (531)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STEMI 9263                    2   0  0    23       DEATH'S DOOR (129)
 FORK LIFT 9224                2   0  0    22       SUPPLY DEPOT (520)
 MOTH MASHER 9233              2   8  0    20       HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)
-BARRY CADE 9231               3   6  1    18       UPSTARTS (40)
-DEAD RINGER 9192              1   0  0    18       FAVORITE SAYINGS (659)
 BRAIN FREEZE 8133             3   7  1    17       DEATH'S DOOR (129)
-3D SHIFT HANK 9225            1   0  0    15       SUPPLY DEPOT (520)
 MADCAT BLACK 9264             2   1  0    14       HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)
 TETANUS 9275                  1   0  1    14       DEATH'S DOOR (129)
-HARVEY 9219                   1   3  0    14       BOOZE (605)
 BELLICUS 8231                 3   2  1    12       ROMAN EMPIRE (531)
 JOLLIE 7032                   1   2  0     5       SUPPLY DEPOT (520)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
CONVICTED THIEF         0  0 0                      TETANUS 9275          774  NONE
WHAT GERMS! 9237        0  3 0 HOMICIDAL MANIAC 121 BELLICUS 8231         771   
DA11 9272               0  1 0 RUN DMC 636          SHEWISH GIANT         774  NONE
GONK 7029               1  2 0 SUPPLY DEPOT 520     MOUNTAIN TROLL        774  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

LEAST popular?!?  Screw you guys... I like me some me! -- Paint It Black

Brain Freeze -- This is all your fault! -- PIB

Bellicus -- Backup weapons.  Consider carrying one. -- Love Pink

Five dead, is this responsible for the ice on the river?

We congratulate Wyrtha, who is getting out of this increasingly dangerous locale.
The city may perish at any moment! -- Jorja and the Homicidal Maniacs

One-four, and *I*, ME, Moth Masher, I got the win.  Ha!  That'll show my teammates.
And it was a real fight, too, not a standby. -- Moth Masher
P.S.  And Buster won.  I'd rather HE was my teammate than some of these guys.

Uda Lou Zar -- How true. -- Buster Marne, master of ambiguity

Remy -- You snuck up on me, you hairy little rat! -- Madame Tiger
P.S.  And now I have a terrible taste in my mouth.  I am deeply suspicious.

Barry Cade -- How about my form, huh?  The way I just LEAPED right OVER you.  Perfect
form.  Perfect. -- Moth Masher

Tuberculosis -- Does this mean I'll have to go out west and breathe desert air?  I
have desert air.  It's so DRY. -- Masked Melon

Eustacius -- I didn't think you'd be so big.  I mean, you're something to do with,
um, my throat?  Or my ears.  One or the other.  Except you won't FIT.  So go away. --
Madcat Black

Ug Lee -- Well named, aren't you? -- Handy Dandy

Any gladiator, or managers either, who wants to be written about, just say the word.
It could be a relative piece of fluff going nowhere in particular, or a serious 
adventure, your choice.  Either a personal, or a direct communication will probably
see you featured in next turn's newsletter. -- Jorja

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

WYRTHA viciously butchered DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
GONK was luckily killed by  MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
DA11 was murdered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SEIUS GLABRIO was vanquished by HRUNTLING in a 1 minute Challenge Title brawl.
PRAETTIG defeated KING OF ROCK in a 2 minute master's Challenge match.
GRYRE devastated JACK B. NIMBLE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
GAMAKATSU was bested by LOVE PINK in a crowd pleasing 4 minute bloody Challenge match.
PAINT IT BLACK luckily beat MADAME TIGER in a action packed 4 minute Challenge melee.
EUSTACIUS won victory over MOTH MASHER in a 1 minute Challenge duel.
PROBLEM CHILD won victory over BUSTER MARNE in a 1 minute expert's fight.
KEITH RICHARDS savagely defeated TIEN-SHU OF GENRAI in a 2 minute one-sided fight.
HANDY DANDY was defeated by JMJ in a 2 minute one-sided match.
G, LOOMIS devastated CAIUS OCCIUS in a exciting 1 minute brutal mismatched conflict.
AEMILIUS was bested by CHUMLY in a 3 minute bout.
TUBERCULOSIS handily defeated MIME WORSHIPPER in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
MASKED MELON vanquished BRAIN FREEZE in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
BELLICUS lost to FORK LIFT in a 3 minute bloody novice's fray.
JOLLIE was bested by MADCAT BLACK in a 1 minute novice's brawl.
STEMI beat GESHI SCRIVENER in a exciting 1 minute novice's match.
TETANUS executed CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute mismatched fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  8         AIMED BLOW        17 -  11 -  1      61  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -   5 -  0      58  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         TOTAL PARRY       25 -  18 -  0      58  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         STRIKING ATTACK   30 -  25 -  4      55  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    23 -  20 -  0      53  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         WALL OF STEEL     12 -  13 -  2      48  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         BASHING ATTACK    10 -  11 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -  11 -  0      45  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   5 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -  12 -  1      33  |

Turn 774 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       HRUNTLING 8994             10   2  0  127 SWEORDMASTERS (138)
LUNGING ATTACK   PROBLEM CHILD 8967         13   1  0  114 MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)
BASHING ATTACK   KEITH RICHARDS 7927        18  17  0   94 DEATH'S DOOR (129)
WALL OF STEEL    PRAETTIG 9041              12   6  0   94 SWEORDMASTERS (138)
STRIKING ATTACK  GRYRE 8710                  3   0  0   89 SWEORDMASTERS (138)
TOTAL PARRY      LOVE PINK 9204              9   2  0   59 COLORFUL (657)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is KING OF ROCK 9067.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was MADAME TIGER 9209.  The ten other most popular fighters were GAMAKATSU 9048, 
LOVE PINK 9204, KEITH RICHARDS 7927, KING OF ROCK 9067, PROBLEM CHILD 8967, JMJ 9161, 
G, LOOMIS 9050, BELLICUS 8231, STEMI 9263, and HRUNTLING 8994.

The least popular fighter this week was JOLLIE 7032.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BRAIN FREEZE 8133, AEMILIUS 8980, CAIUS OCCIUS 8155, BUSTER MARNE 8956, 
MOTH MASHER 9233, JACK B. NIMBLE 9078, DA11 9272, TETANUS 9275, SEIUS GLABRIO 7978, 
and GONK 7029.

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

WYRTHA (1-8944) SWEORDMASTERS (138)

                                      A REMINDER

     On behalf of the mailroom slaves, please, please, put your arena number on 
everything, including your personals and diplos!  
     All diplos must show the recipient's name, team name, and arena number.  
     Sometimes stuff gets misfiled, delayed, not printed, or not delivered because we 
don't know where it belongs.  Thank you.
                                          -- A lowly mailroom slave

               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. 

                      K. CARSON (8-3609) SUPERIOR FORCES  (436)   
                    MISCHIEVOUS IMP (36-1504) FRIEND OR FOE  (163)   
                          DR FUGLY (61-3477) 071406W  (384)   
                       RED-HOT FRYER (82-50979) 072707J  (8581) 
                          CHAIR (84-11685) WORDS VII  (2124)  
                          BRAIN (84-13446) NOUNS III  (2364)  
                     KYLSEN (84-16515) BUBBA'S 15TH ARMY  (2917)  
                EVERYONE WANTS SOME (84-26980) ROOKIE HALEN 9  (4782)  

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes