DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/17/2015    Duedate: 02/13/2015

SNOWBOUND ARENA

DM-50    TURN-337

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TIAMAT'S DEMISE
MESOPOTAMIA (389)
(50-3572) [21-9-0,110]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TIAMAT'S DEMISE                INNUIT
MESOPOTAMIA (389)              WORLD BLADES 12 (409)
(50-3572) [21-9-0,110]         (50-3795) [3-2-0,46]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

JENNA KUUL                     CUNEIFORM
MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)             MESOPOTAMIA (389)
(50-3761) [14-30-0,94]         (50-3583) [15-14-0,90]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MESOPOTAMIA (389)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BASH BROS HOCKEY (405)      28
2. MESOPOTAMIA (389)           23      MESOPOTAMIA (389)
3. WORLD BLADES 12 (409)       14      Unchartered Team
4. COSMIC FARCE (414)           0
5. MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)           0      WORLD BLADES 12 (409)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 OPEN SESAME (199)        412 257 26 61.6   1/ 1 MESOPOTAMIA (389)        10  5 1
 2/ 2 MESOPOTAMIA (389)         87  57  2 60.4   2/ 2 MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)        4 11 0
 3- 3*COSMIC FARCE (414)         8   6  0 57.1   3- 3 OPEN SESAME (199)         3  1 0
 4/ 4 BASH BROS HOCKEY (405)    22  21  1 51.2   4- 4*COSMIC FARCE (414)        2  0 0
 5/ 0*WORLD BLADES 12 (409)      3   4  0 42.9   5/ 0*WORLD BLADES 12 (409)     1  0 0
 6/ 5 MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)       328 495  8 39.9   6/ 5 BASH BROS HOCKEY (405)    1  6 0

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

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Marduk, the golden child of splendor.  He who was quested with the destruction
of the blessed goddess Tiamat.  It is said he spat fire when he spoke and had supreme
command over the winds.  He challenged the elder mother to one on one combat, in
which she accepted.  The younger Marduk was too much for her, though, as he proceeded
to slay the mighty dragon queen.
     Marduk straddled the carcass of his mighty fallen enemy and wondered what to do
with the remains.  So he smashed her skull and severed her arteries, the blood
streaming forth on the north wind to the far reaches of the world.  He ripped her
huge dead body in two and raised the top half to create the arc of the sky.  Her eyes
became the source for the Tigris and the Euphrates rivers and from her udders Marduk
made the mountains.  The gods rejoiced in Marduk's victory over Tiamat and lavished
him with gifts including his fifty names.

               Tiamat's Demise

                                      SPY REPORT

     So why do I have this bag over my head?  Because I am The Unknown Spymaster and 
I'm going to give you a spy report!.  Hey everybody, watch out for INNUIT, who flew 
up 14 points in the rankings after mashing URSULINA TRELL like a melon.  Keep your 
eye on this gal.  Ya know, some days it doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  
CRUSHING BELIAL was subdued by JENNA KUUL and drops 5 points.  Our battling 
duelmaster TIAMAT'S DEMISE has managed to hold the title, fending off GARUTH HOLM's 
none too subtle advances.  Better luck next time, MIDDLE WAY 6.  Advice to 
bashers--never force anything, just get a bigger halberd!   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!  
Here's a song for you:  Who's afraid of the big, bad MIDDLE  WAY 6?  Big bad MIDDLE 
WAY 6.  Big bad MIDDLE WAY 6.  SNOWBOUND's afraid of the big bad MIDDLE WAY 6.  Tra 
la la la la!  For those of you who like math, try this one:  MIDDLE WAY 6 + Weapons 
That go Boom = MESOPOTAMIA + Avoid City.  Well dang howdy, but if challenges were 
votes, NEWLIN OHM would be president.  Although it may be a contest he doesn't want 
to win.   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  Knowing when to use the right 
tactics at the proper time is a very important step on the road to Duelmaster.   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in SNOWBOUND have no 
sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some 
tracks.  And remember, you can pick your friends and you can pick your--(loud boos), 
oh, you've heard that one already!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TIAMAT'S DEMISE 3572         21   9  0   110       MESOPOTAMIA (389)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JENNA KUUL 3761              14  30  0    94       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CUNEIFORM 3583               15  14  0    90       MESOPOTAMIA (389)
-C IS FOR COOKIE 3636         10  10  1    82       OPEN SESAME (199)
-BERT & ERNIE 3648             9  10  1    68       OPEN SESAME (199)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-REMARKABLE WORD 3669          8   4  0    65       OPEN SESAME (199)
 CRUSHING BELIAL 3840         10   5  1    63       MESOPOTAMIA (389)
 NEWLIN OHM 3801              10  19  0    59       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
 BLIND REF 3765                9   5  0    58       BASH BROS HOCKEY (405)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BONESCRAPER 3837             13   5  0    50       MESOPOTAMIA (389)
 INNUIT 3795                   3   2  0    46       WORLD BLADES 12 (409)
-NK POWER 3847                 3   2  0    44       COSMIC FARCE (414)
 URSULINA TRELL 3832           9  11  0    38       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BLOGG 3863                    2   0  0    31       OPEN SESAME (199)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OLIVER QUEEN 3825             4  18  0    30       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LIFE AFTER DEATH 3867         2   0  1    22       MESOPOTAMIA (389)
-GOD 3848                      1   1  0    13       COSMIC FARCE (414)
-SNUFFY 3865                   1   0  0    13       OPEN SESAME (199)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BAD CAMERA WORK 3866    0  1 0 BASH BROS HOCKEY 405 SHEWISH GIANT         337  NONE
OFF SEASON 3874         0  1 0 BASH BROS HOCKEY 405 SHEWISH GIANT         337  NONE
REGULAR SEASON 3873     0  1 0 BASH BROS HOCKEY 405 STONE GOLEM           337  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Whoa!  Where did everyone go?  Only six total fights, and two standbys.  Were you ALL
tourney-timing?

Two-three for us, and Oliver LOST to his standby!  How feeble of him. -- Garuth Holm
P.S.  And no, I don't think I'll take an "estate" out at Iceberg Acres.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BAD CAMERA WORK was dealt death by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
REGULAR SEASON was dispatched by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute Dark Arena battle.
OFF SEASON was put to death by SHEWISH GIANT in a 2 minute gory Dark Arena match.
TIAMAT'S DEMISE vanquished GARUTH HOLM in a 1 minute mismatched Title brawl.
CUNEIFORM overpowered NEWLIN OHM in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided fight.
CRUSHING BELIAL was devastated by JENNA KUUL in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
BONESCRAPER devastated KARRAGIT SLAVE in a unpopular 10 minute mismatched match.
BLIND REF overpowered OLIVER QUEEN in a 1 minute uneven melee.
URSULINA TRELL was vanquished by INNUIT in a 1 minute uneven duel.
LIFE AFTER DEATH overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         WALL OF STEEL     25 -  15 -  0      63  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         TOTAL PARRY       16 -  11 -  0      59  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         STRIKING ATTACK   30 -  27 -  3      53  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW        19 -  18 -  0      51  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   7 -  2      46  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         LUNGING ATTACK    12 -  14 -  2      46  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK    13 -  20 -  1      39  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 337 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     1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  2         3  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  4         3  BASHING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    TIAMAT'S DEMISE 3572       21   9  0  110 MESOPOTAMIA (389)
AIMED BLOW       CUNEIFORM 3583             15  14  0   90 MESOPOTAMIA (389)
BASHING ATTACK   CRUSHING BELIAL 3840       10   5  1   63 MESOPOTAMIA (389)
TOTAL PARRY      BONESCRAPER 3837           13   5  0   50 MESOPOTAMIA (389)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is JENNA KUUL 3761.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was OFF SEASON 3874.  The ten other most popular fighters were CUNEIFORM 3583, 
REGULAR SEASON 3873, INNUIT 3795, TIAMAT'S DEMISE 3572, JENNA KUUL 3761, BLIND REF 
3765, LIFE AFTER DEATH 3867, BAD CAMERA WORK 3866, NEWLIN OHM 3801, and CRUSHING 
BELIAL 3840.

The least popular fighter this week was BONESCRAPER 3837.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were URSULINA TRELL 3832, OLIVER QUEEN 3825, CRUSHING BELIAL 3840, 
NEWLIN OHM 3801, BAD CAMERA WORK 3866, LIFE AFTER DEATH 3867, BLIND REF 3765, JENNA 
KUUL 3761, TIAMAT'S DEMISE 3572, and INNUIT 3795.

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

GARUTH HOLM (50-3769) MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)