DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/14/2015    Duedate: 01/27/2015

MALCORN ARENA

DM-15    TURN-762

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

THIRD COURSE
SHEWISH DELICACIES (530)
(15-5338) [8-4-0,86]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

THIRD COURSE                   SYRUP
SHEWISH DELICACIES (530)       GONE OFF THAT (538)
(15-5338) [8-4-0,86]           (15-5420) [3-3-1,42]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SNOWFOOT                       UNDERWOOD
GREENWARDENS (244)             GREENWARDENS (244)
(15-5224) [17-33-0,84]         (15-5435) [2-3-0,13]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE GRAIL KNIGHTS (522)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE GRAIL KNIGHTS (522)     36
2. BLOODSWORN (482)            29      THE GRAIL KNIGHTS (522)
3. GONE OFF THAT (538)         28      Unchartered Team
4. POLITICOS (537)             12
5. SHEWISH DELICACIES (530)     5      GONE OFF THAT (538)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 THE GRAIL KNIGHTS (522)   81  32  9 71.7   1/ 1 THE GRAIL KNIGHTS (522)   8  4 1
 2/ 5 SHEWISH DELICACIES (530)   8   7  0 53.3   2/ 2*GONE OFF THAT (538)       7  3 1
 3/ 4 BLOODSWORN (482)         127 127 13 50.0   3/ 4 BLOODSWORN (482)          6  9 0
 4/ 8*GONE OFF THAT (538)       15  17  1 46.9   4/ 3 GREENWARDENS (244)        5 10 0
 5/ 6 GREENWARDENS (244)       971 %1128 24 46.3   5/ 6 SHEWISH DELICACIES (530)  2  1 0
 6- 7 MARKS PARTY (489)         22  29  2 43.1   6- 5 MARKS PARTY (489)         2  2 0
 7/ 9*POLITICOS (537)            0   5  0  0.0   7/ 9*POLITICOS (537)           0  5 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

     Snowfoot shrugged out of his bearskin coat, and left it in the entry room.  The
common room beyond that was warm and smelled of something savory in a large pot over
the fire.  He could smell onions in it.
     His teammates looked up at him expectantly.
     He shrugged.  "Trouble, but we knew that.  Wish I'd had some of that stew to
take to the Silent Place, I might have gotten a better answer."
     "The appropriate Gifts are laid out very clearly in the Scrolls," Wintergreen
countered.  He was a stickler for accuracy.
     There were times when Snowfoot got really TIRED of strict accuracy.  "A cold
night like this, the Old Ones might have preferred a kettle of stew," he said.
     Wintergreen opened his mouth, probably to make a defense of accuracy and
following the Scrolls, and Blue Ram shoved a biscuit into it.  "What did the Old Ones
have to say?"
     "What we expected.  Something stirring, probably in Zuwayza but definitely
somewhere Karnhorn.  Their demon-god is upset and demanding blood--"
     "Nothing new in that," Wintergreen said.  "We've dealth with--"
     "They have a new priest-mage in the Black Temple," Underwood said.  "I TOLD you
that.  One of the demon-god's children, I think.  No telling it that might try to
do--"
     "It can't overwhelm the Silent Place," Snowfoot said.  "That's sealed from both
sides, and with more power than the demon-god can call on.  And the border--"
     "Is not so strong as people think," Black Fox said.  "The Karnhorns have always
sought territorial expansions, and it annoys them mightily that Lord Malcorn has been
able to resist."
     Wintergreen cleared this throat.  "Ah... there is a problem with that.  If Lord
Malcorn does not marry and produce an heir in the next year and a half, a lot of his
power will, hmm.  Not be destroyed, but locked away from him.  Somehow, and do NOT
ask me to explain, you know the succession has always been controlled by the rules of
the Compact.  But it's in the Scrolls.  And if the demon-god can block him there,
well, the independence of Malcorn is all tied up with the power of Lord Malcorn."
     "And what are we supposed to do about THAT?" Snowfoot demanded.  "If Blackie
won't marry--"
     "He's been looking for a wife, negotiating with someone about it," Underwood
offered.  When they all turned to stare at him, he added, "I'm a spy, okay?  It's
what I do!"
     "So... if someone--I hate all these vague 'someones'--were to block his
negotiations, or maybe block his access to the bride-to-be, it would weaken the city-
state a lot, wouldn't it?"  Black Fox looked thoughtful.  "We're sworn to his service
anyway, as Guardians of the Forest, but maybe we need to extend our duties to
supporting his quest of a wife?"

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, warriors of MALCORN!  Once again I've been called out of retirement 
for my abilities and insights into Spyreporting.  GONE OFF THAT showed MALCORN what 
they were made of as they fought with a vengeance to walk off with 3-1-1.  What's 
with CRIMSON TEARS?  She actually beat GREENWARDENS' BLUE RAM, and walked away with 
23 more points from the fight.  Major screwup at GREENWARDENS.  BLUE RAM lost 19 
points to CRIMSON TEARS.  Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe BLUE RAM will provide 
more easy wins...  Try as he might, SNOWFOOT wasn't good enough at persuading THE 
DARK KNIGHT to step down from the Duelmaster's throne...  I suppose you want to hear 
some rumors and dirty gossip about your fellow fighters?  Tough!   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...  How well I know the 
feeling of being in the most avoided team!  Don't fall out of practive, GONE OFF 
THAT!  Management must be dealin', as the boys at POLITICOS ain't reelin'!  GONE OFF 
THAT's mad!  How well I know the feeling of being the most challenged warrior, BLACK 
FOX!  Don't make idle boasts, they may come back to haunt you.   
     Warriors of MALCORN unite.  You have only your games to lose!  Is it my 
imagination, or are fighters getting younger every day?  To die so young, so 
gloriously!   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  All 
work and no play makes Olaf a dull fighter.  Work and play no fighter dull Olaf.  
Olaffighterwork and no play.  Remember--a good fighter needs both good skills and 
good luck.  Until next time,-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THIRD COURSE 5338             8   4  0    86       SHEWISH DELICACIES (530)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SNOWFOOT 5224                17  33  0    84       GREENWARDENS (244)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WINTERGREEN 5272             14  18  1    61       GREENWARDENS (244)
 CRIMSON TEARS 5422            7   2  1    58       BLOODSWORN (482)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLUE RAM 5327                12   8  0    45       GREENWARDENS (244)
 SYRUP 5420                    3   3  1    42       GONE OFF THAT (538)
-MOUSE 5221                    3   1  0    42       MARKS PARTY (489)
 YAC 5418                      6   0  0    39       GONE OFF THAT (538)
-MGR THE MAGICIAN 5268         4   2  0    39       THE GRAIL KNIGHTS (522)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COURVOISIER 5415              3   2  0    29       GONE OFF THAT (538)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ALKALINE 5241                 2   1  0    23       MARKS PARTY (489)
 DEMOLISHER 5456               2   0  0    23       BLOODSWORN (482)
 SIR GUY OF GREEK 5432         3   1  0    18       THE GRAIL KNIGHTS (522)
-RIPPLE 5399                   1   4  0    17       GONE OFF THAT (538)
 BLACK FOX 5410                2  10  0    16       GREENWARDENS (244)
 UNDERWOOD 5435                2   3  0    13       GREENWARDENS (244)
 DIRE WISH 5457                1   1  0    13       BLOODSWORN (482)
 GOOD STUFF 5419               2   2  0     8       GONE OFF THAT (538)
-DELUXE 5240                   0   2  0     2       MARKS PARTY (489)
 BOB DOLE 5391                 0   2  0     2       POLITICOS (537)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
KARNHORN SPY            0  0 0                      SYRUP 5420            762  NONE
AIMER 5458              0  1 0 BLOODSWORN 482       MOUNTAIN TROLL        762  NONE
DREAM REAPER 5455       1  1 0 BLOODSWORN 482       WURM KIN              762  NONE
JAMES BRADEY 5460       0  1 0 POLITICOS 537        DARK CHAMPION         762  NONE
SIR DEAD 5461           0  1 0 THE GRAIL KNIGHT 522 SHEWISH GIANT         762  NONE
SIR MEAT 5462           0  1 0 THE GRAIL KNIGHT 522 HIGH ELF              762  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

We congratulate the Dark Knight.  Maybe you will see the sun rise on the Isle. --
Jorja and the Greenwardens

Three-two, one standby (defeated, of course).  The Dark Knight came sneaking through
the snow (not a heavy fall, too early for that, I hope!) and tripped me.  Wintergreen
showed the Ambitious Guard what use there was in unsupported ambition.  Blue Ram
redeemed himself with the Mouse.  Black Fox... eh.  The Yac was too much.  And
Underwood went Deluxe and won.  Not bad. -- Snowfoot

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DREAM REAPER was butchered by WURM KIN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SIR DEAD was savagely slain by SHEWISH GIANT in a 2 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
AIMER was assassinated by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
JAMES BRADEY was barely slain by DARK CHAMPION in a 3 minute gory Dark Arena contest.
SIR MEAT was savagely slain by HIGH ELF in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Dark Arena match.
SIR GUY OF GREEK won victory over BLACK FOX in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
BOB DOLE was viciously subdued by UNDERWOOD in a 5 minute Challenge competition.
THE DARK KNIGHT vanquished SNOWFOOT in a 1 minute uneven duel.
THIRD COURSE overpowered WINTERGREEN in a 1 minute uneven Title duel.
BLUE RAM was defeated by CRIMSON TEARS in a 1 minute fight.
SYRUP executed KARNHORN SPY in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
YAC overpowered CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute bloody one-sided match.
COURVOISIER viciously subdued DIRE WISH in a exciting 2 minute brutal contest.
GOOD STUFF was devastated by DEMOLISHER in a 1 minute mismatched bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       6         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         AIMED BLOW        17 -   9 -  1      65  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         LUNGING ATTACK    14 -  11 -  1      56  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK   21 -  23 -  1      48  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         BASHING ATTACK    14 -  16 -  1      47  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         WALL OF STEEL     14 -  21 -  2      40  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   4 -  1      33  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   4 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   3 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 762 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     2 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  2         3  AIMED BLOW     
AIMED BLOW         4 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  3         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              WALL OF STEEL      1 -  3         2  STRIKING ATTACK
                              PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0     
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0     
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       THIRD COURSE 5338           8   4  0   86 SHEWISH DELICACIES (530)
WALL OF STEEL    CRIMSON TEARS 5422          7   2  1   58 BLOODSWORN (482)
BASHING ATTACK   BLUE RAM 5327              12   8  0   45 GREENWARDENS (244)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SNOWFOOT 5224.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was UNDERWOOD 5435.  The ten other most popular fighters were COURVOISIER 5415, JAMES 
BRADEY 5460, SIR GUY OF GREEK 5432, YAC 5418, SIR DEAD 5461, SIR MEAT 5462, THIRD 
COURSE 5338, CRIMSON TEARS 5422, DEMOLISHER 5456, and DREAM REAPER 5455.

The least popular fighter this week was BOB DOLE 5391.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were GOOD STUFF 5419, WINTERGREEN 5272, SNOWFOOT 5224, BLACK FOX 5410, AIMER 
5458, DIRE WISH 5457, SYRUP 5420, BLUE RAM 5327, DREAM REAPER 5455, and DEMOLISHER 
5456.

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

THE DARK KNIGHT (15-5250) THE GRAIL KNIGHTS (522)