DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/15/2014    Duedate: 09/11/2014

ILLIS ARENA

DM-59    TURN-303

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

RED RED WINE
HANGOVERS (265)
(59-2481) [16-4-1,128]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

RED RED WINE                   POSITION IS EMPTY
HANGOVERS (265)                
(59-2481) [16-4-1,128]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FLAMING MOE                    THERE IS A GOD
HANGOVERS (265)                BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)
(59-2420) [19-15-0,111]        (59-2779) [10-4-0,89]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

HANGOVERS (265)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)      50
2. ISLANDERS (247)             11      HANGOVERS (265)
3. HANGOVERS (265)              9      Unchartered Team
4. CHAPEL ROCK (287)            5
5. SHEWISH MUNCHIES (310)       0      SHIRAK! I (31)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*ELDER GODS (313)          22  13  3 62.9   1/ 1 HANGOVERS (265)          10  1 1
 2/ 2 HANGOVERS (265)          182 129 16 58.5   2/ 4 CHAPEL ROCK (287)         6  3 1
 3/ 3 CHAPEL ROCK (287)        261 189 15 58.0   3- 2*SHEWISH MUNCHIES (310)    4  2 1
 4/ 5 BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)    88  95  2 48.1   4/ 3 ISLANDERS (247)           4 11 0
 5- 6 SERPENTS HOLD (314)       83  98  1 45.9   5/ 8 BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)    3  7 0
 6- 7*SHEWISH MUNCHIES (310)    11  13  1 45.8   6- 5*ELDER GODS (313)          1  0 0
 7/ 8 ISLANDERS (247)          432 559 16 43.6   7- 6 SERPENTS HOLD (314)       1  3 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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                              ---===SLOW ARENA NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 377): CLYDE D'CLUB of PEASANT REBELLION (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 374): TRAVEL of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 638): PITCHFORK of USEFUL WEAPONS (Smithy, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 327): DUCK WITH SWORDS of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 350): PULLED ORC of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 344): CASTLE THUNDER of OTTODROME TW (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 331): BERT & ERNIE of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 325): ABU JR. of THE CHOSEN ONES (The Chosen One, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 309): INNUK SHUK of WORLD BLADES 15 (Madwand, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 302): HEATH BAR of SHEWISH MUNCHIES (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 278): JOCK-IN-THE-BOX of SCOTCH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 279): LEPER MESSIAH of DEADLY RAGE (Var, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 279): F.U.B.A.R. of ALPHABET SOUP (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 94): WHITEY D'EAGLE of NONSUCH HOUSE (Dimetreas, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 277): WHACKING WILLOW of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 377): WEIRD ALCHEMY (La Guillotine, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 374): LORDS OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 372): BASH BROS OCEAN (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 328): DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 350): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 343): D.A. REJECTS (Spirit, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 331): MESOPOTAMIA (Var, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 325): DRAGONS GUARD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 309): USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 302): HANGOVERS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 278): OUTER GODS (Var, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 279): BASH BROS CANDY (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 279): WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 94): NONSUCH HOUSE (Dimetreas, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 277): CANINE CUISINE (Chuck, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 373): MERCURY of PLANETS (Stargazer, mgr.)
                          POP TARGET of DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 372): DUST MITE of UNFIT TO BE ORCS (slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 328): ISRAFEL of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 349): LAPUR BISQUE of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 344): CASTLE THUNDER of OTTODROME TW (Otto X, mgr.)
                               FLESH HUNTER of BAAL'S MINIONS (Var, mgr.)
                   (turn 343): EXPOSED of HORNY GOAT X (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 329): NEFARA of PUBLIC ENEMY (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 301): I MOTHER EARTH of CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 278): TOBEORNOTTOBE of TOTAL CHAOS (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 278): LONDON BEEFEATER of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
                               FILING FEE of BASH BROS LAWYER (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 94): WHITEY D'EAGLE of NONSUCH HOUSE (Dimetreas, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     I'm as surprised at my success as anyone.  First, an Apprentices runner-up.
Now, an undefeated run in the arena and the DM throne.  And this from a warrior that
my manager almost didn't bother running.
     Time for me to take a break until the October mail-in, when I can give the
Adepts tourney a try.  I guess I'll get to savor this good feeling for a few months.

     Try not to get too peckish while we are away.

Heath Bar

                                      SPY REPORT

     Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, 
I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again!  What's a move up by 3 you ask?  (alright, 
maybe you didn't ask)  Cause for celebration, according to BASHAHOLICS ANON.  
BASHAHOLICS ANON had cause to celebrate, after FEARLESS INVENTORY got 23 points by 
beating TIKI.  A certain someone should cut down on the drinking and practice more, 
after losing 19 points to FEARLESS INVENTORY.  (Discrete enough, TIKI?) Can you 
believe it?  HEATH BAR apparently has better things to do as ILLIS' Duelmaster than 
show up and fight!  What can be a greater victory?  RED RED WINE has taken its place 
as the top, as ILLIS' new Duelmaster.  So who's the team that's been walking into 
taverns last week and ordering milk?  Sounds like a PR stunt to me.   
     So much to report, so little time!  To quell some nasty rumors, the guys in 
HANGOVERS are not carrying any incurable diseases.  No need to avoid 'em.  As a woman 
of good breeding scorns the "warriors" of BASHAHOLICS ANON, so did that sorry team 
shy from HANGOVERS If challenges were horses, FLAMING MOE could open up a fast food 
joint!  MARGARITA found herself challenged by a warrior 24 below:  THERE IS A GOD.  
THERE IS A GOD of BASHAHOLICS ANON kept his wits as he bested MARGARITA.   
     Ah, the duel!  The roar of the oppenent, the smell of the crowd!  Questions are 
being raised about the disposing of severed body parts in the arena.  A certain 
tavern in ILLIS would I avoid!   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  As if buffeted by forces of nature beyond my 
control, I must take my leave of this place.  Do not despair!  I shall return!-- 
Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RED RED WINE 2481            16   4  1   128       HANGOVERS (265)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HEATH BAR 2826                7   0  0   118       SHEWISH MUNCHIES (310)
 FLAMING MOE 2420             19  15  0   111       HANGOVERS (265)
 IMMACULATECOLLECTION 2632    24   3  0   105       CHAPEL ROCK (287)
 NAZARETH 2503                24   9  0    99       CHAPEL ROCK (287)
-LONG ISLAND 2500             19   3  0    95       HANGOVERS (265)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THERE IS A GOD 2779          10   4  0    89       BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)
 THOSE I HURT 2778             9   7  0    77       BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)
 MARGARITA 2633                9   7  0    68       HANGOVERS (265)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CHURCH OF RISING SUN 2657    10   7  1    63       CHAPEL ROCK (287)
 FEARLESS INVENTORY 2787       8   4  0    63       BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IRISH FLAG 2674               6   6  2    54       HANGOVERS (265)
 FISHHOOK 2807                11  15  0    48       ISLANDERS (247)
-ULTHAR 2854                   5   3  1    46       ELDER GODS (313)
-BAST 2853                     5   1  0    45       ELDER GODS (313)
 TIKI 2840                    10   5  0    41       ISLANDERS (247)
-NODENS 2856                   4   2  0    38       ELDER GODS (313)
-STONE TEMPLE PILOT 2755       5   5  0    36       CHAPEL ROCK (287)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-YAD-THADDAG 2852              4   3  1    30       ELDER GODS (313)
-VORVADOSS 2851                4   3  1    26       ELDER GODS (313)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HUMAN PRETZEL 2926            4   1  1    24       SHEWISH MUNCHIES (310)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PEARL 2944                    1   1  0    16       ISLANDERS (247)
 HULA MIA 2947                 1   0  0    13       ISLANDERS (247)
 BOOMER 2948                   0   1  0     1       ISLANDERS (247)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
CAN'T RESIST 2945       0  1 0 BASHAHOLICS ANON 297 DARK CHAMPION         303  NONE
TOO SMALL 2946          0  1 0 BASHAHOLICS ANON 297 STONE GOLEM           303  NONE
SHARK TOOTH 2837        4 12 0 ISLANDERS 247        IRISH FLAG 2674       302   
TSUMO JOE 2937          0  2 0 ISLANDERS 247        HUMAN PRETZEL 2926    301   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Oh, splendid!  One-four and TWO deaths today.  It's a wonder we can recruit new
fighters with a turnover like that!  I think I'll go out and get drunk. -- Fishhook
P.S.  Although it looks like we're cleaning up after a party we don't remember:
munchies and hangovers....

I'm not even sure I want to continue this miserable excuse for an organization.  What
if I don't want to change?  What if I really like my bashers?!? -- Assur /
Bashaholics
P.S.  Back for a few turns to prep the one warrior I have here that may be a star,
while the rest of them get to fight for the ride.

Flaming Moe -- And I'm still overrated. -- Those I Hurt

Who were those impostors running around last turn?  I am the one who represents the
step of taking a fearless moral inventory of yourself. -- Fearless Inventory

Tiki -- Apparently I should do less inventorying and more practice on fighting
techniques. -- Fearless Inventory

Fishhook -- You won't find God at the bottom of the sea. -- There is a God

     Not even Cthulu?

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

TOO SMALL was butchered by STONE GOLEM in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
CAN'T RESIST was butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
THOSE I HURT was demolished by FLAMING MOE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
THERE IS A GOD overpowered MARGARITA in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
IRISH FLAG overpowered FISHHOOK in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
IMMACULATECOLLECTION bested DUM GRUNT in a slow 5 minute expert's brawl.
NAZARETH unbelievably bested CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 15 minute mismatched match.
RED RED WINE overpowered DOOMIE JUGGERNAUT in a 1 minute gruesome uneven Title melee.
TIKI was vanquished by FEARLESS INVENTORY in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
PEARL vanquished PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
HULA MIA overpowered MINI-PUMPKIN in a 1 minute uneven match.
BOOMER was savagely defeated by VENAL CLERK in a exciting 2 minute novice's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY       12 -   9 -  0      57  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   3 -  1      57  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         AIMED BLOW        14 -  11 -  2      56  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   27 -  23 -  2      54  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   2 -  1      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         BASHING ATTACK     8 -   8 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         LUNGING ATTACK    10 -  10 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   8 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  13 -  0      13  |

Turn 303 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   RED RED WINE 2481          16   4  1  128 HANGOVERS (265)
LUNGING ATTACK   FLAMING MOE 2420           19  15  0  111 HANGOVERS (265)
TOTAL PARRY      IMMACULATECOLLECTION 2632  24   3  0  105 CHAPEL ROCK (287)
STRIKING ATTACK  MARGARITA 2633              9   7  0   68 HANGOVERS (265)
AIMED BLOW       FEARLESS INVENTORY 2787     8   4  0   63 BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)
WALL OF STEEL    TIKI 2840                  10   5  0   41 ISLANDERS (247)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is FLAMING MOE 2420.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was THERE IS A GOD 2779.  The ten other most popular fighters were FLAMING MOE 
2420, IRISH FLAG 2674, RED RED WINE 2481, TOO SMALL 2946, FEARLESS INVENTORY 2787, 
PEARL 2944, MARGARITA 2633, HULA MIA 2947, BOOMER 2948, and CAN'T RESIST 2945.

The least popular fighter this week was NAZARETH 2503.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were IMMACULATECOLLECTION 2632, TIKI 2840, FISHHOOK 2807, THOSE I HURT 2778, 
CAN'T RESIST 2945, BOOMER 2948, HULA MIA 2947, MARGARITA 2633, PEARL 2944, and 
FEARLESS INVENTORY 2787.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

RED RED WINE (59-2481) HANGOVERS (265)

                 NEW TEAMS IN THE TEMPORARY TOURNAMENT ARENA (DM 85)

Please note that all new teams created at the Face-to-Face were temporarily placed in 
a temporary Tournament Arena, DM 85.  If you requested that your team be placed in a 
specific arena, it has already transferred to that arena.  Effective immediately, any 
teams placed in DM 85 and not transferred out to another arena, will be automatically 
deleted a month after the tournament.  If you have questions about any of your teams, 
please contact Customer Service. -- RSI 

                        WINTER FACE-TO-FACE IN SUNNY ARIZONA!

Our next winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 16-18, 2015.  It will be 
held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Tempe, Arizona (480-897-7444), the same hotel as 
last year by popular request.  Room rates are $149.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy, which 
includes full cooked breakfast, complimentary manager's reception, free airport 
shuttle, free parking and free high speed internet.  There's a fitness center, 
jacuzzi, and pool.  The rooms are blocked--code RSI.

Please make your reservations now if you plan to go.  This is prime season for 
Phoenix, and this year will be crazy:  the Superbowl, Phoenix Open, auto auction, PF 
Chang's Marathon, and more are all during that time.  The hotel will be filling up 
quickly and I won't be able to add rooms to the block after they are full.  So please 
book your room now -- if you can't make it you can cancel your reservation, but we 
hope you do!

Look for the tournament info sheet and minioverviews some time in December.  We hope 
you're all looking forward to it and that we will see you there!