DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/23/2016    Duedate: 03/21/2016

TELORINTHE ARENA

DM-83    TURN-115

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SIN EATER
CHAPEL OF THE GHOULS (21)
(83-123) [15-8-0,111]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SIN EATER                      KILLEEN
CHAPEL OF THE GHOULS (21)      CHAIN GANG (56)
(83-123) [15-8-0,111]          (83-432) [6-2-0,75]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SIN EATER                      VENUS
CHAPEL OF THE GHOULS (21)      WETWORKS (30)
(83-123) [15-8-0,111]          (83-437) [4-4-1,17]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CHAPEL OF THE GHOULS (21)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CHAPEL OF THE GHOULS (21)   39
2. WETWORKS (30)               20      BAD SIGNS (24)
3. CHAIN GANG (56)              7      Unchartered Team
4. BAD SIGNS (24)               3
5. SCORPIO'S LIKES: (57)        0      CHAIN GANG (56)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 BAD SIGNS (24)           235 133 16 63.9   1/ 3 CHAPEL OF THE GHOUL (21)  9  6 0
 2/ 2 CHAPEL OF THE GHOUL (21)  68  51  4 57.1   2/ 1 BAD SIGNS (24)            8  7 1
 3/ 3*CHAIN GANG (56)           19  21  1 47.5   3/ 2*CHAIN GANG (56)           7  8 0
 4- 4*SCORPIO'S LIKES: (57)     10  14  2 41.7   4/ 5 WETWORKS (30)             5 10 2
 5/ 5 WETWORKS (30)             28  42  7 40.0   5- 4*SCORPIO'S LIKES: (57)     2  3 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in TELORINTHE this turn, and let's 
start with a look at some of the teams.  It seems the training can make the 
difference, as BAD SIGNS is pushed out of top team by CHAPEL OF THE GHOULS, who came 
from 3rd with a 4-1-0 this turn.  And let's see, HAMMER KRINKER fought VENUS and 
gained 16 points and contributed to CHAPEL OF THE GHOULS' 4-1-0.  TSUNAMI ALERT has 
lost to KILLEEN, falling 7 points, while helping make BAD SIGNS a 2-3-0 turn.  The 
attempts to dethrone the Duelmaster have failed, and SIN EATER remains TELORINTHE's 
top warrior for another turn.  By the way, was that our Duelmaster that I saw last 
night, cramped under the table at The Swinging Aardvark?   
     I tell you, a green quarterstaff lasts longer than a seasoned sapling.  A basher 
friend of mine assures me this is true.  I also notice that the WETWORKS stable was 
the most avoided team this turn.  Come on TELORINTHE, what are you afraid of?  And 
avoiding WETWORKS more than any other team we find CHAIN GANG.  TELORINTHE, are we 
going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  Well, sports fans, take notice that 
LT. SMASH from CHAIN GANG was TELORINTHE's most challenged warrior this turn.   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  A brave warrior does not carry a 
red shield, he has nothing to cover or hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep your 
swords sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until you see my quill in TELORINTHE again, 
farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIN EATER 123                15   8  0   111       CHAPEL OF THE GHOULS (21)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEAD BATTERY 421             11   3  1    86       BAD SIGNS (24)
 KILLEEN 432                   6   2  0    75       CHAIN GANG (56)
 LAKE EFFECT SNOW 408         19   6  2    70       BAD SIGNS (24)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PITSPAWN FOULDOG 404          9   4  1    56       CHAPEL OF THE GHOULS (21)
 NOCTURNAL RITES 127          15   9  0    54       CHAPEL OF THE GHOULS (21)
 TSUNAMI ALERT 412            11  11  2    53       BAD SIGNS (24)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 3 WIT 448                     3   2  0    33       BAD SIGNS (24)
 MAJOR DISASTER 433            5   3  1    32       CHAIN GANG (56)
 MOTHER-IN-LAW 447             5   1  0    30       BAD SIGNS (24)
-MAINE 440                     3   2  0    30       SCORPIO'S LIKES: (57)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LT. SMASH 445                 5   2  0    21       CHAIN GANG (56)
 HAMMER KRINKER 453            2   2  0    21       CHAPEL OF THE GHOULS (21)
 LUST 457                      2   0  1    18       WETWORKS (30)
 VENUS 437                     4   4  1    17       WETWORKS (30)
 TAURUS 450                    3   1  1    16       WETWORKS (30)
-REESE'S PB 438                2   3  0    14       SCORPIO'S LIKES: (57)
-A SMOKING WOMAN 441           2   3  1    10       SCORPIO'S LIKES: (57)
-MAC THE KNIFE 442             1   4  1     8       SCORPIO'S LIKES: (57)
 SGT. PAIN 458                 1   1  0     4       CHAIN GANG (56)
-MONDAY NIGHT RAW 449          0   1  0     1       SCORPIO'S LIKES: (57)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
CAPT. COURAGEOUS 461    0  1 0 CHAIN GANG 56        TAURUS 450            115   
PVT. DANGER 4U 454      0  3 0 CHAIN GANG 56        LUST 457              114   
MINION 459              0  1 0 CHAPEL OF THE GHO 21 BLACK ORC             115  NONE
D&D 3.5 439             2  1 0 SCORPIO'S LIKES: 57  VENUS 437             111  REVENGED
BANE 460                0  1 0 WETWORKS 30          BANDIT PRINCE         115  NONE
RIFUL 455               0  3 0 WETWORKS 30          STONE GOLEM           115  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

RIFUL was dealt death by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
BANE was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute Dark Arena duel.
MINION was murdered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
TSUNAMI ALERT was overpowered by KILLEEN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
MOTHER-IN-LAW outwaited LT. SMASH in a 7 minute gory Challenge fight.
SIN EATER demolished LAKE EFFECT SNOW in a 3 minute mismatched Title competition.
DEAD BATTERY viciously subdued CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a crowd pleasing 2 minute match.
NOCTURNAL RITES defeated 3 WIT in a 5 minute expert vs. beginner melee.
PITSPAWN FOULDOG viciously subdued MAJOR DISASTER in a 2 minute gory duel.
VENUS was unbelievably bested by HAMMER KRINKER in a popular 3 minute gory duel.
TAURUS savagely slew CAPT. COURAGEOUS in a 2 minute gory novice's melee.
LUST demolished SGT. PAIN in a 1 minute mismatched match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         AIMED BLOW        11 -   2 -  0      85  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         TOTAL PARRY       14 -   8 -  0      64  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         BASHING ATTACK    22 -  15 -  2      59  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL     17 -  13 -  1      57  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -   8 -  1      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         LUNGING ATTACK    13 -  16 -  4      45  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   9 -  1      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         STRIKING ATTACK   22 -  32 -  5      41  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 115 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     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  4         3  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  2         2  BASHING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         2  TOTAL PARRY    
                              WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    SIN EATER 123              15   8  0  111 CHAPEL OF THE GHOULS (21)
BASHING ATTACK   DEAD BATTERY 421           11   3  1   86 BAD SIGNS (24)
AIMED BLOW       KILLEEN 432                 6   2  0   75 CHAIN GANG (56)
WALL OF STEEL    LAKE EFFECT SNOW 408       19   6  2   70 BAD SIGNS (24)
STRIKING ATTACK  PITSPAWN FOULDOG 404        9   4  1   56 CHAPEL OF THE GHOULS (21)
TOTAL PARRY      NOCTURNAL RITES 127        15   9  0   54 CHAPEL OF THE GHOULS (21)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SIN EATER 123.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was VENUS 437.  The ten other most popular fighters were SIN EATER 123, DEAD BATTERY 
421, RIFUL 455, PITSPAWN FOULDOG 404, LT. SMASH 445, 3 WIT 448, HAMMER KRINKER 453, 
TAURUS 450, BANE 460, and KILLEEN 432.

The least popular fighter this week was MOTHER-IN-LAW 447.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were NOCTURNAL RITES 127, SGT. PAIN 458, CAPT. COURAGEOUS 461, 
TSUNAMI ALERT 412, LUST 457, MAJOR DISASTER 433, LAKE EFFECT SNOW 408, MINION 459, 
KILLEEN 432, and BANE 460.

                 FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY LVI

                                NAME CHANGE-O-RAMA

     The crowd was surprisingly orderly, but it was still a crowd, and the Commission 
clerk, Algernon, looked at it uneasily.  Whenever this many people came together to 
petition for something, it meant trouble.  For him, anyway.  Records to be altered.  
Altering records was Bad.  It made Extra Work.
     His assistant clerk leaned close and whispered, "If it weren't for gladiators, we 
wouldn't have jobs.  Smile at them and ask what they want."
     Algernon closed his eyes briefly.  Looking at this crowd made him dizzy.  They 
were all wearing black and white stripes.  Like a herd of zebras, except that zebras 
didn't carry swords.  Then he took a deep breath and managed a smile.  "What... ah, 
what can I do for you?"
     "We want new names," the first gladiator said.  There was a number on the front 
of his shirt:  0381.  He thumped the number with his thumb.  "This here isn't a 
name--"
     "We want REAL names!"  That voice came from farther back in the crowd.
     "Yeah!  We've paid our dues," another shouted, "and we've EARNED real names!"
     One from the very back yelled, "I want to be called Tom."
     All the others turned to look at him.
     Algernon couldn't see him, but apparently those looks were accusing.  Well, he 
could understand that, "Tom" was such a... common name.
     "My mom called me Tom," the voice in the back protested.  "It's a good name."
     "It isn't the name you put on the petition," 0381 said.  "We talked about this.  
We got our manager's agreement.  You get the name on the petition."
     "But--!"
     Algernon didn't really want to keep staring at all these stripes while they 
argued.  He picked up the petition.  "These names are the ones you want?"
     0381 turned back.  "Yes."
     "It's a lot of trouble, and when other people see that YOU are getting name 
changes, THEY are going to want them--"  Seeing the gladiators beginning to frown... 
and finger their weapons, he went on quickly, "So I figure we might as well make it a 
complete deal.  A Name-Change-O-Rama.  Everyone who wants a name change can petition 
for it.  Get it all over with at once."  He glanced at the petition, shuddered 
slightly, and passed it to his clerk.  "We'll announce it, proclaim it, even, and you 
will get the names on this petition.  And others will get the names THEY think they 
should have had, too."  He paused.  "And I think I'll get a new name, I'm tired of 
being an Algernon...."

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     Warrior and team name changes will be accepted during the month of March.  If 
you have names you want to change, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI