DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/07/2017    Duedate: 03/06/2017

TELORINTHE ARENA

DM-83    TURN-126

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ROYAL RAGE HAMMER
AAAARRGH HAMMERZ (3)
(83-37) [16-6-1,120]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ROYAL RAGE HAMMER              THRILLER
AAAARRGH HAMMERZ (3)           FIGHT SONG (58)
(83-37) [16-6-1,120]           (83-474) [2-4-0,11]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ROYAL RAGE HAMMER              ROYAL RAGE HAMMER
AAAARRGH HAMMERZ (3)           AAAARRGH HAMMERZ (3)
(83-37) [16-6-1,120]           (83-37) [16-6-1,120]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

WETWORKS (30)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WETWORKS (30)               34
2. CHAPEL OF THE GHOULS (21)    9CHAPEL OF THE GHOULS (21)
3. AAAARRGH HAMMERZ (3)         5      Unchartered Team
4. BAD SIGNS (24)               0
5. FIGHT SONG (58)             -3      FIGHT SONG (58)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 2 BAD SIGNS (24)           262 149 18 63.7   1/ 5 WETWORKS (30)             9  6 2
 2/ 1*FIGHT SONG (58)           17  12  3 58.6   2/ 1 AAAARRGH HAMMERZ (3)      8  6 0
 3/ 3 CHAPEL OF THE GHOUL (21)  96  78  6 55.2   3/ 2*FIGHT SONG (58)           6  8 2
 4/ 5 WETWORKS (30)             51  73 13 41.1   4/ 3 CHAPEL OF THE GHOUL (21)  6  9 1
 5/ 4 AAAARRGH HAMMERZ (3)      44  63  3 41.1   5- 4 BAD SIGNS (24)            3  2 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

"THE BALLAD" of Telorinthe:  a Mystical "Sing-Easy" 

     Down two dusty houses from Aurora's Tailor Shoppe on Telorinthe's dry sunny main 
street, dirty sweaty townspeople bustle past a round door in a stone wall.  A tall 
slender woman pulls open the heavy oaken shield and slips through.  Mist moistens her 
lips, and twilight unsquints her eyes.  Her smooth strides float her over a winding 
path along a burbling creek that growls into a river.  Gone are the creaks and groans 
of ox carts, the wailing of beggars, and the cries of merchants from the streets of 
Telorinthe.  She hears warm full laughter and song:  the familiar tune of the popular 
Alastari solstice ode to the Tree of Life, and quickens her long tapered legs.  
     The path turns out over the river.  She pauses, and looks up from the mossy 
wooden walkway.  Will-o-the-wisps and the dusk and the river all flow around an 
earthen mound that holds up a round stone cottage.  Its chimney smokes, and the 
firelight dances out its round open door and windows.  She enters, smiles and joins 
the group of people gathered around a robust cheerful man at the central hearth, in 
black and yellow robes, singing unfamiliar words to the familiar tune:

"O scimitar,
O scimitar,
How you curve,
And leave a scar!

Go slicing through...
My leather shirt!
No stopping you...
Until I'm hurt!

O scimitar...

     "O helloooo!"  he grins, hands her a warm stone bowl of mead, and greets her, 
"Dance Little Sister!"
     She dances for hours like minutes, he sings stories like breathing, and the 
people laugh and eat and drink for hours and hours.  All full and flush, Skald smiles 
at her, bids goodnight to his guests, and calls out to three armed men in black and 
yellow armor, "Off you go!"
     Then off they all do go:  out of the warm tavern, through the mist of mild 
twilight forest garden, and out through the round door in the stone wall into the 
night streets of Telorinthe.  Dark dulls their eyes, and cold stiffens their hands...

***---------*---------*---------*---------**---------*---------*---------*---------***

Telorinthe Tailor Shoppe

     Aurora posted the following message in the window of the Telorinthe Tailor Shoppe 
for all to see:

     Telorinthe Arena may only have a handful of dedicated managers, but you are 
     still hereby invited to find a partner and form a squad to compete in the DM 
     45 Stormcrowe Slaughterhouse Five contest hosted by Master Darque this 
     coming May!  

                  "May Your Blades Be Sharp and Your Wits Sharper!"

                                          -- Hammer

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Telorinthe Toughies,
     I may be the last 'double digit' ID Duelmaster to sit upon the Throne here in 
Telorinthe Arena, unless Outlander Hammer gets it together and makes it this far!
     Outlander Hammer found a way for Veteran Mercenary to embarrass him on the 
Telorinthe Arena sands, so he languishes with a losing record in the Challenger Adepts 
rankings!
     Groundhog Hammer was yet the latest of my teammates to find a way to not only 
lose, but to also die on the Telorinthe Arena sands by the blade of Greensleeves of 
Fight Song!  Not even sure if Hammer will try to avenge his death with a Blood Feud, 
as I just got word from over in DM 20 Seam Arena that Frettyah was slain and No Blood 
Feud was filed to avenge her!
     None of my concern, really, but over here in DM 83 my teammate Groundhog Hammer 
(83-225) was a 7-9-14-17-9-11-17 Ripper, who did Good Damage and had acquired an 
Advanced Expert in Riposte rating!  He had only won 3 fights, but he knew how to liven 
up the festivities at our guild house!That got me thinking about all the other Dead 
Teammates from this Stable, especially those who also started with 'double digit' IDs 
when I did, way back when!
     Vengadore Hammer (83-34) [1-2-0,5] was a 9-5-11-21-17-6-15 Total Parry who left 
us too soon! He did Good Damage and was denied a glorious run here in Telorinthe 
Arena!
     Mutagenic Hammer (83-35) [1-5-1,9] was a 9-7-11-17-8-15-17 Ripper who also did 
Good Damage and had attained an Advanced Expert in Riposte rating!
     Screwball Hammer (83-36) [2-6-0,17] was a 15-13-10-17-11-9-9 Piker who also did 
Good Damage, but she had not achieved any Learn Ratings!
     I had not time to weep and sorrow for my deceased comrades! Their deaths taught 
me that I had better learn how to Win and Stay Alive!
     Their deaths removed much of the merry making when we first began here in 
Telorinthe, but I vowed on their graves that one day I would seize the Throne and 
honor their memories with my own Duelmaster Column and that Day is Now!
     As long as I am up here on the Throne writing and reminiscing, there were two 
more comrades bearing 'triple digit' IDs who I also promised to honor if I ever had 
the chance.
     Ugly Clone Hammer (83-209) [0-3-0,7] was a 13-10-12-15-9-14-11 Basher who also 
did Good Damage, but No Learn Ratings, who also provided us a few grim laughs before 
he died on the Telorinthe Arena sands!
     No Tourney Hammer (83-214) [1-3-0,6] was a 7-9-12-17-17-10-12 Total Parry who was 
not much to write home about, but he knew how to encourage us to persevere, even until 
his dying day!
     So here I sit on the Telorinthe Arena Throne, enjoying the view from the Top!  
Might take me a while to accumulate the Political Points that are required for 
graduating, so if you think you have what it takes to unseat me as the DM 83 
Duelmaster, then you know exactly where to find me, tough guys!

                             -- Your Female Duelmaster by Name of Royal Rage Hammer, 
                                because I am Mistress to No One!
 

                                      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!.  Say good-bye to AAAARRGH HAMMERZ, as they are 
pushed from the coveted top team spot by the WETWORKS stable.  Coming up with a solid 
4-1-1 outing, WETWORKS has advanced 4 places in the rankings.  Our battling 
duelmaster ROYAL RAGE HAMMER has managed to hold the title, fending off NOCTURNAL 
RITES' none too subtle advances.  Better luck next time, CHAPEL OF THE GHOULS.  
Advice to bashers--never force anything, just get a bigger halberd!   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the TELORINTHE arena.  And 
hey, kiddies, those of you who didn't avoid AAAARRGH HAMMERZ, please raise you hand.  
Wow.  Does TELORINTHE really have that many liars?  And you guys like to boo me?  
Well, unsling your rasberries, cause CHAPEL OF THE GHOULS beats feet every time 
AAAARRGH HAMMERZ smiles at them.  Try farming, eh?  Well dang howdy, but if 
challenges were votes, GREENSLEEVES would be president.  Although it may be a contest 
she doesn't want to win.  In a touching display by a 'touched' warrior, VENUS went 
after VENGEANCE HAMMER, who was higher by 21 points.  Well, when the dust settled, 
VENUS beat VENGEANCE HAMMER.   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  GREENSLEEVES says to hers dog--'Who should 
I fight this week?'.  Dog says 'MOUNTAIN TROLL'.  So the gal dies.  Moral?  Put lying 
dogs to sleep.  There's got to be more reason for the sending of LIL DRUMMER BOY to 
the Dark Arena than his record (4-2-1).  Anybody got any ideas FIGHT SONG?  THE GAEL 
says to his dog--'Who should I fight this week?'.  Dog says 'DARK CHAMPION'.  So the 
guy dies.  Moral?  Put lying dogs to sleep.  Knowing when to use the right tactics at 
the proper time is a very important step on the road to Duelmaster.   
     Well, there's the manager of the TELORINTHE giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 
'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  Well, there goes another Spy Report.  
Good luck in next week's fights.  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                  
 ROYAL RAGE HAMMER 37         16   6  1   120       AAAARRGH HAMMERZ (3)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TSUNAMI ALERT 412            18  13  3    97       BAD SIGNS (24)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NOCTURNAL RITES 127          23  12  0    90       CHAPEL OF THE GHOULS (21)
 OUTLANDER HAMMER 33          10  12  0    69       AAAARRGH HAMMERZ (3)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-3 WIT 448                     7   7  0    66       BAD SIGNS (24)
-MOTHER-IN-LAW 447            10   5  0    61       BAD SIGNS (24)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VENUS 437                     8  11  2    55       WETWORKS (30)
 VENGEANCE HAMMER 233          8   4  1    40       AAAARRGH HAMMERZ (3)
 HAMMER KRINKER 453            9   6  1    39       CHAPEL OF THE GHOULS (21)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JESTER 479                    5   2  0    33       WETWORKS (30)
 GRAIL 472                     3   5  3    31       WETWORKS (30)
 ELDON BLACK 490               2   0  0    25       CHAPEL OF THE GHOULS (21)
-HILLARY CLINTON 486           2   0  0    24       BAD SIGNS (24)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DONALD TRUMP 485              1   1  0    22       BAD SIGNS (24)
 NIKE 482                      3   2  0    21       WETWORKS (30)
 VALENTINE HAMMER 226          2  11  0    17       AAAARRGH HAMMERZ (3)
 RUIN 488                      2   1  0    16       WETWORKS (30)
 THRILLER 474                  2   4  0    11       FIGHT SONG (58)
 DAMIAN VESS 483               1   3  0     6       CHAPEL OF THE GHOULS (21)
 DANCE LITTLE SISTER 489       0   1  0     1       FIGHT SONG (58)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
EMBEZZLING SCRIB        0  0 0                      GRAIL 472             126  NONE
GROUNDHOG HAMMER 225    3  9 0 AAAARRGH HAMMERZ 3   GREENSLEEVES 477      125   
PITSPAWN FOULDOG 404   12  9 1 CHAPEL OF THE GHO 21 TSUNAMI ALERT 412     123  REVENGED
TALON WHISPER 484       1  3 0 CHAPEL OF THE GHO 21 BLACK ORC             126  NONE
THOTH-AMON 481          1  1 0 CHAPEL OF THE GHO 21 GRAIL 472             122  REVENGED
TWILIGHT MAGNUS 487     0  1 0 CHAPEL OF THE GHO 21 THE GAEL 473          124   
GREENSLEEVES 477        4  2 1 FIGHT SONG 58        MOUNTAIN TROLL        126  NONE
LIL DRUMMER BOY 476     4  2 1 FIGHT SONG 58        STONE GOLEM           126  NONE
SCOTT THE BRAVE 475     3  1 0 FIGHT SONG 58        HAMMER KRINKER 453    124   
THE GAEL 473            4  2 1 FIGHT SONG 58        DARK CHAMPION         126  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Valentine -- Hammered heart?  Learned my lesson! (or six) -- Lil Drummer Boy, Fight 
Song

Telorinthe has character:  no cynicla oddsmakers and fickle crowds; we are not clowns 
in their tourney circus! -- Skald, mgr Fight Song

Groundhog Hammer -- What is dead, may never die?! -- Greensleeves, Fight Song

Damian Vess -- "The Ballad" awaits! -- the Gael, Fight Song

Murderers all -- Their life was not yours to take!  Your life is not yours to keep!

Nike -- With your sandals, I could walk on the moon! -- Thriller, Fight Song

Telorinthe Tuffies -- I must locate the proper paperwork to register a new replacement 
for the loss of Groundhog Hammer, so until then, the Aaaarrgh Hammerz guild will be 
fighting short handed, until a replacement is filed and reviewed for suitability! -- 
Hammer, Mgr Aaaarrgh Hammerz

All -- I am still recovering from my recent trip to the Philippines, so I must rest at 
the expense of writing any lengthy Spots or Ads! -- Hammer, mgr Aaaarrgh Hammerz

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

GREENSLEEVES was butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
LIL DRUMMER BOY was dispatched by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute Dark Arena battle.
THE GAEL was murdered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
TALON WHISPER was butchered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena contest.
VENUS defeated VENGEANCE HAMMER in a exciting 1 minute Challenge fight.
ELDON BLACK bested RUIN in a 2 minute beginner's Challenge brawl.
DAMIAN VESS was defeated by THRILLER in a 2 minute Challenge struggle.
ROYAL RAGE HAMMER savagely defeated NOCTURNAL RITES in a 5 minute Title brawl.
OUTLANDER HAMMER vanquished HAMMER KRINKER in a 1 minute gruesome uneven duel.
JESTER defeated VALENTINE HAMMER in a 2 minute duel.
GRAIL slaughtered EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute brutal one-sided fight.
NIKE handily defeated DANCE LITTLE SISTER in a exciting 1 minute one-sided bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         WALL OF STEEL     18 -   9 -  2      67  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         AIMED BLOW        14 -   9 -  2      61  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY       17 -  13 -  0      57  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         BASHING ATTACK    12 -  13 -  1      48  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    19 -  21 -  4      48  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   17 -  19 -  3      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   5 -  0      38  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   4 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   8 -  0      27  |

Turn 126 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-LUNGE        1 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  3         2  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  2         1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  ROYAL RAGE HAMMER 37       16   6  1  120 AAAARRGH HAMMERZ (3)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      NOCTURNAL RITES 127        23  12  0   90 CHAPEL OF THE GHOULS (21)
AIMED BLOW       VENGEANCE HAMMER 233        8   4  1   40 AAAARRGH HAMMERZ (3)
WALL OF STEEL    HAMMER KRINKER 453          9   6  1   39 CHAPEL OF THE GHOULS (21)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ROYAL RAGE HAMMER 37.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was ROYAL RAGE HAMMER 37.  The ten other most popular fighters were JESTER 479, 
NIKE 482, VENUS 437, RUIN 488, DAMIAN VESS 483, OUTLANDER HAMMER 33, LIL DRUMMER BOY 
476, VENGEANCE HAMMER 233, ELDON BLACK 490, and THRILLER 474.

The least popular fighter this week was DANCE LITTLE SISTER 489.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were HAMMER KRINKER 453, TALON WHISPER 484, THE GAEL 473, 
GREENSLEEVES 477, GRAIL 472, VALENTINE HAMMER 226, NOCTURNAL RITES 127, THRILLER 474, 
ELDON BLACK 490, and VENGEANCE HAMMER 233.

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