DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/15/2016    Duedate: 12/12/2016

TELORINTHE ARENA

DM-83    TURN-123

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

NOCTURNAL RITES
CHAPEL OF THE GHOULS (21)
(83-127) [22-10-0,96]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TSUNAMI ALERT                  GREENSLEEVES
BAD SIGNS (24)                 FIGHT SONG (58)
(83-412) [18-12-3,114]         (83-477) [3-0-0,29]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TSUNAMI ALERT                  GRAIL
BAD SIGNS (24)                 WETWORKS (30)
(83-412) [18-12-3,114]         (83-472) [1-4-1,23]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

FIGHT SONG (58)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BAD SIGNS (24)              50
2. AAAARRGH HAMMERZ (3)        42      BAD SIGNS (24)
3. FIGHT SONG (58)              8      Unchartered Team
4. WETWORKS (30)                2
5. CHAPEL OF THE GHOULS (21)   -5      FIGHT SONG (58)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*FIGHT SONG (58)           11   4  1 73.3   1/ 1*FIGHT SONG (58)          11  4 1
 2/ 2 BAD SIGNS (24)           259 147 18 63.8   2/ 2 BAD SIGNS (24)            7  6 1
 3/ 3 CHAPEL OF THE GHOUL (21)  90  69  5 56.6   3/ 4 CHAPEL OF THE GHOUL (21)  7  8 0
 4/ 5 AAAARRGH HAMMERZ (3)      36  57  3 38.7   4/ 5 AAAARRGH HAMMERZ (3)      6  4 0
 5/ 4 WETWORKS (30)             42  67 11 38.5   5/ 3 WETWORKS (30)             5 10 2

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

Telorinthe Tailor Shoppe

     Hammer escorted the shapely Shagornan Elf maiden to a newly acquired property 
near Telorinthe Arena, quietly discussing the arrangements of their new endeavor, so 
that no passersby would be privy to their conversation.  
     It had been so long since Hammer had seen his stable active in Telorinthe Arena, 
that the veteran manager had long forgotten how dismal this stable of warriors had 
been back in the day.  No less than five warriors had perished on the Telorinthe Arena 
sands, oh so many long years ago; including two Total Parries, a Basher, a Piker and a 
Ripper.  At the time of their deaths, all had logged losing records, while only two of 
the current active warriors sported winning records.It was no small wonder that 
Aaaarrgh Hammerz occupied the bottom of the Telorinthe Arena Career Standings, not to 
mention the current Win-Loss Record of the Last 3 Turns.
     Hammer had even considered shutting down this stable of underachievers, since 
Telorinthe Arena seemed to be but a "Ghost Town" of its former original glory, but 
there was something about this collection of misfit warriors that had given Hammer 
pause.
     The veteran manager decided to refrain from disbanding this stable yet again, in 
favor of the possibility that Telorinthe Arena might yet increase in the number of 
warriors that may possibly assemble on the sands, from as yet unnamed managers who may 
possibly send stables to Telorinthe Arena to butcher his collection of underachievers.
     It was this conclusion that had motivated Hammer to open the Telorinthe Tailor 
Shoppe, the possibility of an influx of managers, warriors and site-seers that could 
flock to this city.  Afterall, a new set of tailor made clothes were bound to brighten 
up the current small crowds who gathered each month to watch a handful of warriors 
dance on the Telorinthe Arena sands.
     Aurora, the Shagornan Elf maiden, graciously accepted the responsibility to open 
and maintain the Telorinthe Tailor Shoppe, serving as the eyes and ears for Hammer in 
this all but forgotten non tourney arena.

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

The scum shall inherit the arena. -- Nocturnal Rites

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, in TELORINTHE a quiet thief gets rich, but a quiet spymaster gets 
poor.  So bring me ale and harken to my tidbits of news.  The AAAARRGH HAMMERZ guild 
has had a 4-1-0 turn and deserves to be watched in the future.  You never know where 
this kind of thing can lead.  And let's see, TSUNAMI ALERT fought PITSPAWN FOULDOG 
and gained 27 points and contributed to BAD SIGNS' 3-2-1.  LIL DRUMMER BOY has lost 
to JESTER, falling 14 points, while helping make FIGHT SONG a 3-2-0 turn.  This 
week's Duelmaster bout was between GRAIL and our Duelmaster NOCTURNAL RITES, making a 
Bloodfeud.  Defending his title for another turn, NOCTURNAL RITES kept WETWORKS' 
warrior, GRAIL, from claiming the throne.  Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I have heard 
from unimpeachable sources that The Swinging Aardvark uses trolls in their stew.  
Talk about gristle!   
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but 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 BAD SIGNS.  TELORINTHE, are we going to accept, or 
respect this sort of thing?  Well, sports fans, take notice that PITSPAWN FOULDOG 
from CHAPEL OF THE GHOULS was TELORINTHE's most challenged warrior this turn.   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  PITSPAWN FOULDOG has departed TELORINTHE, leaving CHAPEL OF THE 
GHOULS without their 12-8-1 warrior.  Question, just what was his team doing at the 
taverns last night?  Congratulations go out to CHAPEL OF THE GHOULS, with NOCTURNAL 
RITES revenging a bloodfeud against GRAIL of WETWORKS.  Is it really true that 
TELORINTHE has more dishwashers per capita that fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  Well, I'm burning daylight here in TELORINTHE and I've a long road 
ahead of me.  Happy Trails.  Until you see my quill in TELORINTHE again, farewell-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NOCTURNAL RITES 127          22  10  0    96       CHAPEL OF THE GHOULS (21)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TSUNAMI ALERT 412            18  12  3   114       BAD SIGNS (24)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROYAL RAGE HAMMER 37         13   6  1    82       AAAARRGH HAMMERZ (3)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOTHER-IN-LAW 447            10   4  0    58       BAD SIGNS (24)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 3 WIT 448                     6   7  0    56       BAD SIGNS (24)
 VENUS 437                     7   9  2    51       WETWORKS (30)
 OUTLANDER HAMMER 33           8  11  0    48       AAAARRGH HAMMERZ (3)
 VENGEANCE HAMMER 233          6   3  1    41       AAAARRGH HAMMERZ (3)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JESTER 479                    3   1  0    31       WETWORKS (30)
 GREENSLEEVES 477              3   0  0    29       FIGHT SONG (58)
 HAMMER KRINKER 453            7   5  0    26       CHAPEL OF THE GHOULS (21)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SCOTT THE BRAVE 475           3   0  0    23       FIGHT SONG (58)
 GRAIL 472                     1   4  1    23       WETWORKS (30)
 GROUNDHOG HAMMER 225          2   8  0    19       AAAARRGH HAMMERZ (3)
 HILLARY CLINTON 486           1   0  0    16       BAD SIGNS (24)
 VALENTINE HAMMER 226          2   8  0    14       AAAARRGH HAMMERZ (3)
 DAMIAN VESS 483               1   0  0    10       CHAPEL OF THE GHOULS (21)
 LIL DRUMMER BOY 476           2   1  1     9       FIGHT SONG (58)
 NIKE 482                      1   1  0     9       WETWORKS (30)
 THE GAEL 473                  2   1  0     8       FIGHT SONG (58)
 THRILLER 474                  1   2  0     5       FIGHT SONG (58)
 TALON WHISPER 484             0   1  0     1       CHAPEL OF THE GHOULS (21)
 DONALD TRUMP 485              0   1  0     1       BAD SIGNS (24)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DOOR-TO-DOOR SALE 471   2  1 1 BAD SIGNS 24         CUTTER 478            121  REVENGED
GODLESS CREATION 462    4  1 1 CHAPEL OF THE GHO 21 VENUS 437             120  REVENGED
PITSPAWN FOULDOG 404   12  9 1 CHAPEL OF THE GHO 21 TSUNAMI ALERT 412     123   
THOTH-AMON 481          1  1 0 CHAPEL OF THE GHO 21 GRAIL 472             122  JUST REVENGED
CUTTER 478              2  2 2 WETWORKS 30          HIGH ELF              123  NONE
OBNOXIO 466             1  2 0 WETWORKS 30          DOOR-TO-DOOR SALE 471 120  REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Skald -- Welcome to Telorinthe, sorry I've not been paying attention to here since 
last fall.  -- Dark Oracle, overseer of Bad Signs

Hammer -- And a long welcome back to you too, however, Var's Hammer Krinker is making 
this very confusing. -- Dark Oracle

Telorinthe -- Way back when, I promised Sin Eater to reveal more about Lake Effect 
Snow once it graduated, so here is probably the worst Bad Sign to graduate to date.  
18(1)-16(1)-10-8-18(1)-8-9 WS.  Came back with Greatsword (never used due to Wit/Dft), 
High/Moderate rhythm, a tendency to learn parry skills, and no favourite tactic.  
Turns out he was +2 Parry, and received his invite by getting an advanced expert 
rating in that, to go along with his expert rating in attack (which was mode).   He 
accidentally fought once in Crysalis (because this team has been on maintenance), but 

will now be retired.  Oh yeah, the only reason his record was so good was he managed 
to go 11-2 vs Strikers here in this arena, and 6-0 against other Wall of Steels.  -- 
Dark Oracle, overseer of Bad Signs.

Skald and Hammer -- Welcome to the arena. -- Var, mgr of The Chapel of the Ghouls

Wetworks -- You have quite the impressive kill ratio.  I'm going to have to start 
returning the favor. -- Var

Hammer -- Ye dire wolf, grey-muzzled, from a decade ago in ol' North Fork, over your 
unnatural duelists and no-tourney arenas, I puzzled! -- Skald, mgr Fight Song (Master 
g of Nemesis in DM 47)

Valentine Hammer -- Where's the love, lassie?! -- Scott the Brave

Groundhog Hammer -- You're a bore, alright! -- Greensleeves

Jester -- You must be joking! -- The Gael

Nike -- Nice sandals! -- Thriller

Thoth-Amon -- That was not my intent.  Rest in peace. -- Grail

Scott the Brave -- Come on, man, you won.  Lay off the pants. -- Jester

Venus -- Thank you for the sand dance and skills! -- Royal Rage Hammer

Hammer Krinker -- Well done from one Hammer to another! -- Outlander Hammer

Greensleeves -- Congratulations on your exhausting victory! -- Groundhog Hammer

Scott The Brave -- I nearly died by your blade, but the skills were worth the loss! -- 
Valentine Hammer

Embezzling Scribe -- True to your name I see, by embezzling my skill learns! -- 
Vengeance Hammer

All -- If you read my Spot you know my stable is remaining active for the foreseeable 
future! -- Hammer

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CUTTER was butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
NOCTURNAL RITES bested GRAIL in a 5 minute one-sided Bloodfeud Title duel.
TSUNAMI ALERT barely slew PITSPAWN FOULDOG in a 2 minute veteran's Challenge match.
MOTHER-IN-LAW unbelievably bested VENUS in a 5 minute gory Challenge contest.
JESTER overpowered LIL DRUMMER BOY in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
ROYAL RAGE HAMMER devastated 3 WIT in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
HAMMER KRINKER was devastated by OUTLANDER HAMMER in a 1 minute mismatched match.
VENGEANCE HAMMER defeated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a action packed 1 minute melee.
VALENTINE HAMMER lost to SCOTT THE BRAVE in a 4 minute duel.
GROUNDHOG HAMMER vanquished THRILLER in a 4 minute uneven fight.
THE GAEL won victory over TALON WHISPER in a 1 minute novice's fight.
GREENSLEEVES overpowered NIKE in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
DAMIAN VESS overpowered DONALD TRUMP in a 1 minute one-sided match.
HILLARY CLINTON devastated PERSISTANT BEGGAR in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   1 -  1      80  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         TOTAL PARRY       21 -   9 -  0      70  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         AIMED BLOW        11 -   5 -  1      69  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL     17 -  11 -  0      61  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         BASHING ATTACK    16 -  12 -  2      57  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -  24 -  3      38  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    16 -  27 -  4      37  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         SLASHING ATTACK    1 -   6 -  0      14  |

Turn 123 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-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  3         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     3 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  4         2  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  BASHING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      NOCTURNAL RITES 127        22  10  0   96 CHAPEL OF THE GHOULS (21)
BASHING ATTACK   TSUNAMI ALERT 412          18  12  3  114 BAD SIGNS (24)
STRIKING ATTACK  ROYAL RAGE HAMMER 37       13   6  1   82 AAAARRGH HAMMERZ (3)
AIMED BLOW       VENGEANCE HAMMER 233        6   3  1   41 AAAARRGH HAMMERZ (3)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TSUNAMI ALERT 412.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was GRAIL 472.  The ten other most popular fighters were VENUS 437, VENGEANCE 
HAMMER 233, SCOTT THE BRAVE 475, JESTER 479, OUTLANDER HAMMER 33, HILLARY CLINTON 
486, TSUNAMI ALERT 412, PITSPAWN FOULDOG 404, ROYAL RAGE HAMMER 37, and THE GAEL 473.

The least popular fighter this week was DONALD TRUMP 485.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were TALON WHISPER 484, HAMMER KRINKER 453, 3 WIT 448, LIL DRUMMER 
BOY 476, MOTHER-IN-LAW 447, NOCTURNAL RITES 127, CUTTER 478, NIKE 482, THRILLER 474, 
and GROUNDHOG HAMMER 225.