DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/25/2015    Duedate: 04/07/2015

MALCORN ARENA

DM-15    TURN-767

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

THIRD COURSE
SHEWISH DELICACIES (530)
(15-5338) [13-4-0,126]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

THIRD COURSE                   KHELOLIR
SHEWISH DELICACIES (530)       WRATHMEN 5 (539)
(15-5338) [13-4-0,126]         (15-5407) [4-3-0,41]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SNOWFOOT                       GOOD STUFF
GREENWARDENS (244)             GONE OFF THAT (538)
(15-5224) [17-38-0,89]         (15-5419) [6-2-0,36]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

GONE OFF THAT (538)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. GIANTS & GOLEMS (531)       38
2. BLOODSWORN (482)            35      SHEWISH DELICACIES (530)
3. GREENWARDENS (244)          29      Unchartered Team
4. SHEWISH DELICACIES (530)    13
5. MARKS PARTY (489)            7      GIANTS & GOLEMS (531)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*WRATH OF GRAPES (540)      5   1  1 83.3   1/ 1 GONE OFF THAT (538)       8  7 0
 2/ 0*GIANTS & GOLEMS (531)      3   1  0 75.0   2/ 5 GREENWARDENS (244)        5 10 1
 3/ 2*WRATHMEN 5 (539)           4   3  0 57.1   3/ 0*GIANTS & GOLEMS (531)     3  1 0
 4/ 3 SHEWISH DELICACIES (530)  13  10  0 56.5   4- 4*POLITICOS (537)           3  2 1
 5/ 4 GONE OFF THAT (538)       30  25  1 54.5   5/ 3 SHEWISH DELICACIES (530)  3  3 0
 6- 5*POETRY IN MOTION (527)     3   3  1 50.0   6- 6*POETRY IN MOTION (527)    2  0 0
 7/ 7 BLOODSWORN (482)         131 136 13 49.1   7- 2*WRATH OF GRAPES (540)     2  1 0
 8/ 8 GREENWARDENS (244)       978 %1146 25 46.0   8/ 8 MARKS PARTY (489)         2  2 0
 9/ 9 MARKS PARTY (489)         25  33  2 43.1   9/ 7*BATTLE SHIPS (543)        2  3 0
10/ 6*BATTLE SHIPS (543)         2   3  0 40.0  10/ 9*WRATHMEN 5 (539)          1  2 0
11-10*POLITICOS (537)            3   8  1 27.3  11/10 BLOODSWORN (482)          1  8 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, 
I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again!  WRATH OF GRAPES after a sorry 0-0-0 might want 
to consider abandoning the sands and taking up singing the 'Can't fight no more' 
blues!  What's a move up by 3 you ask?  (alright, maybe you didn't ask)  Cause for 
celebration, according to GREENWARDENS.  Like a new team fighting for the first time 
and entering the official rankings, GIANTS & GOLEMS got 3-1-0 to come in 3rd.  
GREENWARDENS had cause to celebrate, after BLUE RAM got 18 points by beating YAC.  
COURVOISIER certainly had a baffled expression on his face, after losing to CRIMSON 
TEARS and losing 14 points in the process!  THIRD COURSE successfully staved off a 
grab for the roses by SNOWFOOT of GREENWARDENS.  Does MALCORN have no one talented 
enough to dethrone her?  Word has it one team in MALCORN is taking speech lessons to 
try to bore their opponent to death.  I'll bet it works.   
     And how sociable are MALCORN's warriors?  Come, let us see.   
     Ah, the duel!  The roar of the oppenent, the smell of the crowd!  Death (in the 
form of BLUE RAM of GREENWARDENS) knocked on YAC's door.  What will GONE OFF THAT do? 
The suspense is killing me.  Oh hard!  that to strike a flame, the match itself must 
needs be wasting!   
     Do not think spyreporting in MALCORN is the highlight of my life.  Keep those 
sands bloody and the buzzards fat!  Like a mixed metaphor, and an overtaxed simile, I 
now bid MALCORN farewell-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THIRD COURSE 5338            13   4  0   126       SHEWISH DELICACIES (530)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WINTERGREEN 5272             18  19  1    89       GREENWARDENS (244)
 SNOWFOOT 5224                17  38  0    89       GREENWARDENS (244)
 MOUSE 5221                    6   1  0    68       MARKS PARTY (489)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLUE RAM 5327                13  12  1    66       GREENWARDENS (244)
 RIPPLE 5399                   5   4  0    60       GONE OFF THAT (538)
 SYRUP 5420                    5   6  1    59       GONE OFF THAT (538)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CRIMSON TEARS 5422            9   5  1    54       BLOODSWORN (482)
-TACHIKAZE 5303                3   2  1    47       POETRY IN MOTION (527)
 COURVOISIER 5415              6   4  0    43       GONE OFF THAT (538)
 KHELOLIR 5407                 4   3  0    41       WRATHMEN 5 (539)
 GOOD STUFF 5419               6   2  0    36       GONE OFF THAT (538)
-DEMOLISHER 5456               4   0  0    36       BLOODSWORN (482)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SHIRAZ 5440                   2   0  0    28       WRATH OF GRAPES (540)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLACK FOX 5410                3  14  0    23       GREENWARDENS (244)
-PINOT NOIR 5437               2   0  1    23       WRATH OF GRAPES (540)
-CHENEY 5459                   2   0  1    23       POLITICOS (537)
-ALKALINE 5241                 2   1  0    23       MARKS PARTY (489)
 UNDERWOOD 5435                3   7  0    18       GREENWARDENS (244)
 ICE GOLEM 5346                1   0  0    16       GIANTS & GOLEMS (531)
-RON PAUL 5389                 1   1  0    15       POLITICOS (537)
-WISCONSIN 5472                1   0  0    13       BATTLE SHIPS (543)
 FLESH GOLEM 5347              1   0  0    13       GIANTS & GOLEMS (531)
 BATTLESHIP ARIZONA 5470       1   1  0     8       BATTLE SHIPS (543)
-MOSCATO 5438                  1   1  0     8       WRATH OF GRAPES (540)
 CLOUD GIANT 5345              1   0  0     8       GIANTS & GOLEMS (531)
 FIRE GIANT 5349               0   1  0     1       GIANTS & GOLEMS (531)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
LIFEFORCE 5477          0  2 0 BLOODSWORN 482       SHEWISH GIANT         767  NONE
RIPPER 5493             0  1 0 BLOODSWORN 482       WURM KIN              767  NONE
SLASHER 5492            0  1 0 BLOODSWORN 482       HIGH ELF              767  NONE
YAC 5418                8  3 0 GONE OFF THAT 538    BLUE RAM 5327         767   
CHAIR 5242              0  1 0 MARKS PARTY 489      HIGH ELF              767  NONE
DELUXE 5240             0  4 0 MARKS PARTY 489      CHENEY 5459           766   
SNACK 5491              0  1 0 SHEWISH DELICACI 530 DARK CHAMPION         767  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Folks, I haven't done in personals for today.  My excuse is that we had a crashing
thunderstorm last night when I normally would have been doing them.  This is true.
Lightning hit nearby and I turned off my computer.  But it's an excuse because after
the storm was over, I didn't turn the computer back on, just enjoyed not doing
personals.  Sorta sorry, and I'll try to do better, but it sure felt good. -- Jorja

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

LIFEFORCE was barely slain by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
CHAIR was butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
SLASHER was easily killed by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
SNACK was assassinated by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
RIPPER was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena contest.
THIRD COURSE overpowered SNOWFOOT in a 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
WINTERGREEN devastated SYRUP in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
YAC was assassinated by BLUE RAM in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
COURVOISIER was bested by CRIMSON TEARS in a popular 1 minute competition.
MOUSE overcame KHELOLIR in a action packed 1 minute melee.
RIPPLE vanquished AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
GOOD STUFF won victory over BLACK FOX in a 2 minute gory duel.
UNDERWOOD defeated BATTLESHIP ARIZONA in a action packed 1 minute match.
ICE GOLEM beat EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute novice's fight.
FLESH GOLEM demolished MORDANT DESERTER in a 3 minute mismatched competition.
CLOUD GIANT bested MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute novice's battle.
FIRE GIANT was devastated by MORDANT DESERTER 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|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         AIMED BLOW        30 -  17 -  2      64  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -  15 -  1      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         STRIKING ATTACK   22 -  26 -  1      46  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         BASHING ATTACK    11 -  13 -  3      46  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   7 -  0      42  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL     13 -  19 -  0      41  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   6 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         SLASHING ATTACK    1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   3 -  0      25  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         TOTAL PARRY        1 -   6 -  0      14  |

Turn 767 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       THIRD COURSE 5338          13   4  0  126 SHEWISH DELICACIES (530)
LUNGING ATTACK   MOUSE 5221                  6   1  0   68 MARKS PARTY (489)
BASHING ATTACK   BLUE RAM 5327              13  12  1   66 GREENWARDENS (244)
STRIKING ATTACK  RIPPLE 5399                 5   4  0   60 GONE OFF THAT (538)
WALL OF STEEL    CRIMSON TEARS 5422          9   5  1   54 BLOODSWORN (482)
PARRY-STRIKE     KHELOLIR 5407               4   3  0   41 WRATHMEN 5 (539)
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 GOOD STUFF 5419.  The ten other most popular fighters were MOUSE 5221, THIRD 
COURSE 5338, COURVOISIER 5415, BATTLESHIP ARIZONA 5470, ICE GOLEM 5346, LIFEFORCE 
5477, WINTERGREEN 5272, CRIMSON TEARS 5422, KHELOLIR 5407, and UNDERWOOD 5435.

The least popular fighter this week was FIRE GIANT 5349.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were FLESH GOLEM 5347, BLACK FOX 5410, YAC 5418, SYRUP 5420, SNOWFOOT 5224, 
RIPPER 5493, SNACK 5491, SLASHER 5492, CHAIR 5242, and RIPPLE 5399.

                                 JASPER GULCH:  DM 85

     Zeb Karan around the big table.  Arena staff of all ranks and titles sat and 
stared at each other:  arenamasters, standbys, Dark Arena warriors, stewards and 
infirmarians, even the maintenance crew.  This was not the first time they'd met like 
this, and it probably wouldn't be the last.
     "So this is it again, is it?" Lew Voth asked.  "Less than seven years since they 
closed Dwes Eg to new teams, and now they're closing Blackstone?"
     "Only to new teams," one of the spymasters pointed out.  "And it's necessary.  
There are several file rooms we haven't been able to enter in months because they're 
too full of team records."
     "Nothing you couldn't fix with a lighted match," Jame Rinvar suggested.  
Technically he should not have been there, since he'd taken over full time as the 
arenamaster of Shadowspire.  But no one wanted to tell him to leave.
     "We may NEED those records one of these days," Chief Steward Hesselrod protested.  
"We can't burn RECORDS."
     "I could," Rinvar said.
     "But you won't."  Voth pinned him with a stare.  "Don't stir up trouble for its 
own sake, Jame."
     Rinvar raised his hand in a gesture of surrender.  "I'll be good, Lew."
     "When are they shutting down Blackstone?"
     "To new teams only, remember--the old ones will keep fighting if their managers 
want to pay the fees.  This week.  Maybe next week.  Hard to be sure, when you travel 
from Alastari to anywhere else, there's a time distortion effect.  But probably this 
week.  Same operating rules as Dwes Eg (82):  no new teams in, but the old ones can 
recruit new members.  New teams will go to the new place--"  Zeb Karan cast a look of 
enquiry around the room.
     "Jasper Gulch," a steward said.
     "Right.  New teams will go to Jasper Gulch.  I'm not sure the day for it, probably 
'opposite' Blackstone in the schedule.  A regular two-week cycle.  Teams can be 
transfered in from regular arenas, I suppose, but not OUT."
     Voth nodded.  "We can work with this."
     "Beats not working."