DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/15/2015    Duedate: 05/12/2015

STORMCROWE ARENA

DM-45    TURN-359

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ANGEL CAKE
SHEWISH BUFFET (520)
(45-4737) [9-12-0,99]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ANGEL CAKE                     NOK GORKA
SHEWISH BUFFET (520)           GOING BERSERK (527)
(45-4737) [9-12-0,99]          (45-4779) [7-1-2,56]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ANGEL CAKE                     SCANDAL SAVAGE
SHEWISH BUFFET (520)           DARQUE FORCES (428)
(45-4737) [9-12-0,99]          (45-4753) [12-6-1,83]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SHEWISH BUFFET (520)        36
2. GOING BERSERK (527)         17      DARQUE FORCES (428)
3. NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)       14      Unchartered Team
4. SIMPLETONS (424)             0
5. DARQUE FORCES (428)         -7      GOING BERSERK (527)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*GOING BERSERK (527)       17   7  2 70.8   1/ 3 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)     7  8 0
 2/ 2 DARQUE FORCES (428)      518 307 33 62.8   2/ 1 DARQUE FORCES (428)       6  9 0
 3/ 4 MAX'S MIRACLE (123)       88  60  2 59.5   3/ 4*GOING BERSERK (527)       5  0 0
 4/ 5 SHEWISH BUFFET (520)      71  78  6 47.7   4/ 2 MAX'S MIRACLE (123)       5  5 0
 5/ 6 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)    344 421 11 45.0   5/ 5 SHEWISH BUFFET (520)      3  1 0
 6- 7*SIMPLETONS (424)           6   8  0 42.9   6- 6*SIMPLETONS (424)          2  2 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster, back to give you this week's Spy Report.  Sit 
back in your seats and we'll have more fun than a barrel of Zontanis.  Say good-bye 
to DARQUE FORCES, as they are pushed from the coveted top team spot by the NORTHERN 
LIGHTS stable.  GOING BERSERK is no joke as it posted a 3-0-0 week advancing from 4th 
place to 3rd place.  Hey everybody, watch out for POLAR FLEECE, who flew up 14 points 
in the rankings after mashing BEA LIGERENT like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  
Ya know, some days it doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  ATALI was bested by 
NACHO MAN and drops 9 points.  In front of all the crowds, ANGEL CAKE took the 
Duelmaster's crown for his own.  I give the bum two weeks.  An apple a day keeps the 
doctor away, but an onion a day keeps T.P.s at bay.   
     Here is other news that is of note.  Here's a song for you:  Who's afraid of the 
big, bad SHEWISH BUFFET?  Big bad SHEWISH BUFFET.  Big bad SHEWISH BUFFET.  
STORMCROWE's afraid of the big bad SHEWISH BUFFET.  Tra la la la la!  For those of 
you who like math, try this one:  SHEWISH BUFFET + Weapons That go Boom = GOING 
BERSERK + Avoid City.   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  Here's some advice:  warriors with little 
wit and will may encounter problems on the trail to the Isle.   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in STORMCROWE have no 
sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  Okay, so I may not be the 
world's best comedian, but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  See ya 
next time I'm on this circuit!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANGEL CAKE 4737               9  12  0    99       SHEWISH BUFFET (520)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SEAL DANCER 4686             20  21  1    96       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
 MADAME HYDRA 4752            13   5  0    95       DARQUE FORCES (428)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE MAN IN BLACK 3417        11   8  0    86       MAX'S MIRACLE (123)
 SCANDAL SAVAGE 4753          12   6  1    83       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 BUTTERCUP 3416               13   6  1    74       MAX'S MIRACLE (123)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WAR MAIDEN 4743              12  10  1    62       DARQUE FORCES (428)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NOK GORKA 4779                7   1  2    56       GOING BERSERK (527)
 NACHO MAN 4796                5   0  0    40       SHEWISH BUFFET (520)
 UKKO 4780                     5   2  0    35       GOING BERSERK (527)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BENDER 4804                   2   0  0    31       SIMPLETONS (424)
 THE ICEMAN 4760               6   9  2    29       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
 SNAEGH 4792                   4   1  0    28       GOING BERSERK (527)
-SLACK JAW 4802                2   0  0    28       SIMPLETONS (424)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LADY MACDEATH 4774            5   5  1    21       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 ATALI 4770                    3   8  0    20       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
-CHICAGO 4801                  1   0  0    20       SIMPLETONS (424)
 SLOPPY JOE 4797               2   3  0    17       SHEWISH BUFFET (520)
-PONDER 4803                   1   1  0    16       SIMPLETONS (424)
 FROST GIANT 4784              2   7  0    15       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
 POLAR FLEECE 4817             1   0  0    14       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
 BEA LIGERENT 4812             2   2  0     8       DARQUE FORCES (428)
-TRAILOR TRASH 3673            0   3  0     7       SIMPLETONS (424)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
ANTON CHIGURH 4794      2  1 0 MEN OF ILL REPUT 395 NOK GORKA 4779        355  NOT REVENGED
THELEN THE REDD 4263    5  4 0 MEN OF ILL REPUT 395 NOK GORKA 4779        356   
SNACK 4814              0  1 0 SHEWISH BUFFET 520   DARK CHAMPION         359  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Jorja hires from Shews R Us. -- Frost Giant

Inigo -- Yes, I did read it.  I just want to be sure. -- Jorja

Four-one?  That's a surprise. -- Seal Dancer

Folks, I am leaving Duel II for personal reasons.  I have no idea whether I may
return, but don't count on it.  I will remain active in Lapur (29) and Jade Mountain
(75), and that's it.  I have enjoyed knowing you.  Fare you well. -- Jorja

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SNACK was butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
THE MAN IN BLACK was bested by ANGEL CAKE in a 2 minute gruesome veteran's Title duel.
SEAL DANCER subdued SCANDAL SAVAGE in a crowd pleasing 2 minute uneven fight.
MADAME HYDRA devastated VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.
WAR MAIDEN was outwaited by BUTTERCUP in a 7 minute gory expert's brawl.
NOK GORKA devastated THE ICEMAN in a 1 minute mismatched match.
UKKO overcame LADY MACDEATH in a 2 minute fight.
ATALI was handily defeated by NACHO MAN in a 1 minute uneven melee.
SNAEGH viciously subdued FROST GIANT in a popular 3 minute gruesome duel.
SLOPPY JOE won victory over MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute fight.
BEA LIGERENT was defeated by POLAR FLEECE in a 2 minute gory beginner's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   2 -  0      71  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         LUNGING ATTACK    27 -  17 -  1      61  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     17 -  15 -  0      53  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         BASHING ATTACK    19 -  20 -  6      49  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY       15 -  16 -  0      48  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -  10 -  0      47  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         WALL OF STEEL     11 -  16 -  0      41  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -  18 -  1      38  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         AIMED BLOW        12 -  20 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   6 -  0      33  |

Turn 359 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-STRIKE       1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         1 -  2         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1                                       2  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   MADAME HYDRA 4752          13   5  0   95 DARQUE FORCES (428)
AIMED BLOW       SCANDAL SAVAGE 4753        12   6  1   83 DARQUE FORCES (428)
TOTAL PARRY      BUTTERCUP 3416             13   6  1   74 MAX'S MIRACLE (123)
WALL OF STEEL    WAR MAIDEN 4743            12  10  1   62 DARQUE FORCES (428)
BASHING ATTACK   NOK GORKA 4779              7   1  2   56 GOING BERSERK (527)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
The overall popularity leader is ANGEL CAKE 4737.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was SCANDAL SAVAGE 4753.  The ten other most popular fighters were SNAEGH 4792, SEAL 
DANCER 4686, ANGEL CAKE 4737, MADAME HYDRA 4752, BUTTERCUP 3416, UKKO 4780, NACHO MAN 
4796, WAR MAIDEN 4743, LADY MACDEATH 4774, and SLOPPY JOE 4797.

The least popular fighter this week was BEA LIGERENT 4812.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were FROST GIANT 4784, ATALI 4770, THE ICEMAN 4760, SNACK 4814, NOK 
GORKA 4779, THE MAN IN BLACK 3417, POLAR FLEECE 4817, SLOPPY JOE 4797, LADY MACDEATH 
4774, and WAR MAIDEN 4743.

                                 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."

                   SEAM (DM 20) REOPENS AS A NEW NO-TOURNEY ARENA!

Seam (DM 20) will be re-opening soon as a no-tourney DM arena!  If you enjoy arena 
play without tournament interference, this arena is for you!  Only rookie teams may 
enter this arena, and all managers must sign the "no-tourney" pledge.  Turn 0 is due 
on May 4 (overviews only) and Turn 1 is due on May 18.  

To avoid confusion, all old inactive teams which were in Seam have travelled to 
Mazgourrah (DM 77). 

Seam is the newest arena to join the no-tourney group of arenas and will process on 
opposite weeks with Shadowspire (DM 81), the original no-tourney arena.  Other no-
tourney arenas include Telorinthe (DM 83), a slow arena, and Storm Rock (DM 107), for 
ADM warriors.  

Join in the fun!  Send in your new rollup along with the pledge soon so you can get in 
on the ground floor of this new arena!

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                               NO-TOURNEY ARENA PLEDGE

    * I pledge that I will not send warriors from this team to a tournament, nor 
      will I use a tournament prize on a warrior from this team.
    * I pledge to run a full team when I run turns in this arena.  If circumstances 
      preclude my running less than a full team, I will notify the Player Committee.
    * I agree to abide by the decisions of the Player Committee.
    * I understand that any warrior that participates in a tournament or receives 
      a tournament prize shall be sent to the Dark Arena until they are dead.

                                     [Sign your name] 

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