DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/24/2015    Duedate: 04/20/2015

TELORINTHE ARENA

DM-83    TURN-103

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

PETRO SALM
MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)
(83-337) [19-32-0,112]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

POSITION IS EMPTY              POSITION IS EMPTY

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PETRO SALM                     PETRO SALM
MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)             MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)
(83-337) [19-32-0,112]         (83-337) [19-32-0,112]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

NONSUCH HOUSE (39)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. NONSUCH HOUSE (39)          28
2. MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)          12      BAD SIGNS (24)
3. BAD SIGNS (24)              -1      Unchartered Team

                                       ROOKIE QUEEN 45 (35)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 BAD SIGNS (24)           192 116 14 62.3   1/ 2 NONSUCH HOUSE (39)       10  5 1
 2/ 2 NONSUCH HOUSE (39)       113  77  4 59.5   2/ 1 BAD SIGNS (24)            9  6 0
 3/ 3 MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)       172 236  9 42.2   3/ 3 MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)        5 10 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.

     Well my Olovor Paris, the rule is 3 strikes and you are out, and that's 3
straight wins over you, so now my challenge turns to Petro Salm, who actually beat me
last time we fought, though our overall record is a 1-1 split.  May the toughest
gladiator win.

Lump
Bad Sign
4 time Duelmaster of Telorinthe

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster here with my bag to give you the news on last 
week's fights.  We now have a new top team for all of you guys to dogpile on.  
NONSUCH HOUSE now holds the crown and they are betting they can keep it.  Hey 
everybody, watch out for OLOVOR PARIS, who flew up 12 points in the rankings after 
mashing SPAWN'S BLUE BEER like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  And falling like 
a basher in the top ten was SPAWN'S BLUE BEER, who dropped 9 points after a 
disappointing (to say the least) bout with OLOVOR PARIS.  Unlike most arenas, LUMP 
managed to get his challenge off against the 18-32-0 PETRO SALM.  In front of all the 
crowds, PETRO SALM took the Duelmaster's crown for his own.  I give the bum two 
weeks.  4 out of 5 gladiators surveyed protect the body, so try and avoid aiming at 
that location.   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the TELORINTHE arena.  And 
hey, kiddies, those of you who didn't avoid NONSUCH HOUSE, please raise you hand.  
Wow.  Does TELORINTHE really have that many liars?  And you guys like to boo me?  
Well, unsling your rasberries, cause BAD SIGNS beats feet every time NONSUCH HOUSE 
smiles at them.  Try farming, eh?  Well just about everybody wants a piece of OLOVOR 
PARIS, who was this week's most challenged warrior.   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  Remember:  alliances are great, 
but try and take your ally in the arena with you and see what happens.   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  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                  
 PETRO SALM 337               19  32  0   112       MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OLOVOR PARIS 371             14  19  2   112       MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)
 LUMP 269                     29  16  0   103       BAD SIGNS (24)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SPAWN'S BLUE BEER 403        10   5  0    86       BAD SIGNS (24)
 ROOK 286                     21  17  0    85       NONSUCH HOUSE (39)
 GROGAN DA TROLL 402          11   6  0    67       NONSUCH HOUSE (39)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TAMARIND URLIK 370            7  26  0    47       MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)
 LAKE EFFECT SNOW 408         10   3  1    44       BAD SIGNS (24)
 PRIMORDIAL HULK 416           4   3  1    35       NONSUCH HOUSE (39)
 TSUNAMI ALERT 412             7   3  2    34       BAD SIGNS (24)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NED PREWETT 406               3  11  0    25       MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WAR STORM 414                 4   3  0    23       NONSUCH HOUSE (39)
 FERAL BLADE 415               5   2  1    21       NONSUCH HOUSE (39)
 ULINA WYNNE 420               2   4  0    13       MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)
 DEAD BATTERY 421              1   1  0     9       BAD SIGNS (24)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Wow, NINE fights this time.  But three standbys.  Still, it's what we've got.  Three-
two for us, which is a bit of a surprise.  Must be the return of warmer weather? --
Petro Salm, for the Middle Way

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

LUMP was viciously subdued by PETRO SALM in a 2 minute master's Challenge Title fight.
SPAWN'S BLUE BEER was handily defeated by OLOVOR PARIS in a 1 minute Challenge match.
LAKE EFFECT SNOW viciously subdued PRIMORDIAL HULK in a 5 minute Challenge brawl.
TSUNAMI ALERT narrowly defeated NED PREWETT in a 4 minute brutal Challenge fight.
DEAD BATTERY was bested by FERAL BLADE in a 3 minute gruesome Challenge brawl.
ROOK defeated VETERAN MERCENARY in a crowd pleasing 6 minute one-sided struggle.
GROGAN DA TROLL handily defeated TAMARIND URLIK in a 1 minute uneven fight.
ULINA WYNNE was unbelievably bested by WAR STORM in a 3 minute gruesome duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         AIMED BLOW         8 -   4 -  0      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY       12 -   8 -  0      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         STRIKING ATTACK   16 -  14 -  0      53  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK    19 -  17 -  4      53  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         WALL OF STEEL     17 -  16 -  2      52  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         LUNGING ATTACK    10 -  13 -  2      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         SLASHING ATTACK    1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 103 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-STRIKE       1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         3  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  2                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      LUMP 269                   29  16  0  103 BAD SIGNS (24)
AIMED BLOW       SPAWN'S BLUE BEER 403      10   5  0   86 BAD SIGNS (24)
PARRY-STRIKE     ROOK 286                   21  17  0   85 NONSUCH HOUSE (39)
STRIKING ATTACK  GROGAN DA TROLL 402        11   6  0   67 NONSUCH HOUSE (39)
WALL OF STEEL    LAKE EFFECT SNOW 408       10   3  1   44 BAD SIGNS (24)
BASHING ATTACK   PRIMORDIAL HULK 416         4   3  1   35 NONSUCH HOUSE (39)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is PETRO SALM 337.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was PETRO SALM 337.  The ten other most popular fighters were TSUNAMI ALERT 412, DEAD 
BATTERY 421, ULINA WYNNE 420, PRIMORDIAL HULK 416, ROOK 286, LAKE EFFECT SNOW 408, 
NED PREWETT 406, FERAL BLADE 415, GROGAN DA TROLL 402, and WAR STORM 414.

The least popular fighter this week was TAMARIND URLIK 370.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SPAWN'S BLUE BEER 403, OLOVOR PARIS 371, LUMP 269, WAR STORM 
414, GROGAN DA TROLL 402, FERAL BLADE 415, NED PREWETT 406, LAKE EFFECT SNOW 408, 
ROOK 286, and PRIMORDIAL HULK 416.

                                 JASPER GULCH:  DM 85

     Zeb Karan around the big table.  Arena staff of all ranks and titles sat and 
stared at each other:  arenamasters, standbys, Dark Arena warriors, stewards and 
infirmarians, even the maintenance crew.  This was not the first time they'd met like 
this, and it probably wouldn't be the last.
     "So this is it again, is it?" Lew Voth asked.  "Less than seven years since they 
closed Dwes Eg to new teams, and now they're closing Blackstone?"
     "Only to new teams," one of the spymasters pointed out.  "And it's necessary.  
There are several file rooms we haven't been able to enter in months because they're 
too full of team records."
     "Nothing you couldn't fix with a lighted match," Jame Rinvar suggested.  
Technically he should not have been there, since he'd taken over full time as the 
arenamaster of Shadowspire.  But no one wanted to tell him to leave.
     "We may NEED those records one of these days," Chief Steward Hesselrod protested.  
"We can't burn RECORDS."
     "I could," Rinvar said.
     "But you won't."  Voth pinned him with a stare.  "Don't stir up trouble for its 
own sake, Jame."
     Rinvar raised his hand in a gesture of surrender.  "I'll be good, Lew."
     "When are they shutting down Blackstone?"
     "To new teams only, remember--the old ones will keep fighting if their managers 
want to pay the fees.  This week.  Maybe next week.  Hard to be sure, when you travel 
from Alastari to anywhere else, there's a time distortion effect.  But probably this 
week.  Same operating rules as Dwes Eg (82):  no new teams in, but the old ones can 
recruit new members.  New teams will go to the new place--"  Zeb Karan cast a look of 
enquiry around the room.
     "Jasper Gulch," a steward said.
     "Right.  New teams will go to Jasper Gulch.  I'm not sure the day for it, probably 
'opposite' Blackstone in the schedule.  A regular two-week cycle.  Teams can be 
transfered in from regular arenas, I suppose, but not OUT."
     Voth nodded.  "We can work with this."
     "Beats not working."

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