DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/13/2014    Duedate: 03/12/2014

ARKERS ARENA

DM-8    TURN-371

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ZORK
Z GLADIATORZ (519)
(8-5195) [18-7-3,127]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ZORK                           POSITION IS EMPTY
Z GLADIATORZ (519)             
(8-5195) [18-7-3,127]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

KOTTER NAHL                    PYRAT IRONFORGED
MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)            THE CHOSEN (613)
(8-5197) [13-47-0,86]          (8-5419) [5-4-2,56]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

WEIRD ALCHEMY (476)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WEIRD ALCHEMY (476)         47
2. PEASANT REBELLION (614)     30      PEASANT REBELLION (614)
3. SMITHSONIAN (245)           21      Unchartered Team
4. STEEL PROPHETS (615)        14
5. THE CHOSEN (613)            13       (195)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 PEASANT REBELLION (614)   31  14  0 68.9   1/ 2 WEIRD ALCHEMY (476)       9  3 0
 2/ 2 Z GLADIATORZ (519)       251 115  7 68.6   2/ 3 STEEL PROPHETS (615)      7  6 0
 3/ 3 WEIRD ALCHEMY (476)       56  28  2 66.7   3/ 1 PEASANT REBELLION (614)   7  8 0
 4/ 4 SMITHSONIAN (245)        714 435 15 62.1   4/ 5 Z GLADIATORZ (519)        6  4 0
 5- 5 THE BRETHREN (618)        88  77  2 53.3   5/ 4 SMITHSONIAN (245)         6  6 0
 6/ 6 STEEL PROPHETS (615)      28  27  1 50.9   6/ 6 THE CHOSEN (613)          5  9 1
 7- 7*THE BROKEN CLAN (623)     12  12  1 50.0   7- 7 THE BRETHREN (618)        4  1 0
 8/ 8 THE CHOSEN (613)         183 190 11 49.1   8- 9*THE BROKEN CLAN (623)     3  6 0
 9- 9 TRIAL BY COMBAT (512)     21  22  4 48.8   9/ 8 MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)       2 10 0
10/10 MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)      217 362  6 37.5  10-10 TRIAL BY COMBAT (512)     1  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

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 370): ZORK of Z GLADIATORS (The Z-Man, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 368): MERCURY of ZODIAC (Stargazer, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 366): NABUCA of WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U! (La Guillotine, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 321): MALICE of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 343): LAPUR BISQUE of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 337): JACK B. NIMBLE of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 324): QUALITY of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 318): HU YAN ZHUO of WAH CHING (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 303): QUI GONG of ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 296): RATTLER of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 272): TOBEORNOTTOBE of TOTAL CHAOS (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 272): FREELOADER of BASH BROS FRIEND (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 273): ADAM of THE BEGINNING (Chuck, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 88): CORNELIUS of NONSUCH HOUSE (Dimetras, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 270): BALLIOL BLACKMOON of DRAGONBANE GUILD (Nomad, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 370): PEASANT REBELLION (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 368): ZODIAC (Stargazer, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 366): WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U! (La Guillotine, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 321): DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 343): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 337): TOLBINS HIVE A (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 324): MESOPOTAMIA (Var, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 318): FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 303): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 296): ELDER GODS (Var, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 272): OUTER GODS (Var, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 272): BB INFOMERICAL (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 273): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 88): NONSUCH HOUSE (Dimetras, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 270): BULLDOGS et al (Kennelworth, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 366): NABUCA of WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U! (La Guillotine, mgr.)
                   (turn 365): VENGEANCE of THE STORM REAVERS (?, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 319): GRAPHIC VIOLENCE of FEVER PITCH (Chuck, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 342): THE STATISTITIAN of AVID FANS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 337): JACK B. NIMBLE of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 324): QUALITY of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 318): HU YAN ZHUO of WAH CHING (Pec Killer, mgr.)
                (turn 317): ZOUM LE BOUSE of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
                            SALINA REES of MIDDLE WAY 8 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 87): OUT FOR A DUCK of BAD SIGNS (Dark Oracle, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     I am only going to say this once.  Heck, I may only be here once.  (Unless I
keep drawing easy opponents like Port-A-Fortress.)  Challenge me at your own risk; I
don't have those three kills for nothin'!
     Thanks for the opportunity to be your Duelmaster.  I will treat it with respect
and honor.  (Unlike some folk.)
          Zork, DMI

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, warriors of ARKERS!  Once again I've been called out of retirement 
for my abilities and insights into Spyreporting.  Woof!  PEASANT REBELLION were a 
bunch of dogs after WEIRD ALCHEMY got through with 'em!  3rd ain't so sweet as 1st!  
What's with SWEET REVENGE?  She actually beat SMITHSONIAN's PLYMOUTH ROCK, and walked 
away with 25 more points from the fight.  Laughs were big at WEIRD ALCHEMY while they 
watched CYCLONIZER clobber POTTER SANDS.  He lost 11 points and got bruised from 
objects thrown from the stands.  IMERTA LOEL was reminded on the sands why ZORK is 
Duelmaster.  Wouldn't it be nice to have live subjects to practice on?  I hear some 
team is looking into the uses of convicted prisoners.   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...  ARKERS thinks THE 
BRETHREN and their 88-77-2 is too much!  If at first you don't succeed, give up...  
Management must be dealin', as the boys at SMITHSONIAN ain't reelin'!  THE BRETHREN's 
mad!  How well I know the feeling of being the most challenged warrior, 
PORT-A-FORTRESS!  Don't make idle boasts, they may come back to haunt you.   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  Is it my imagination, or are fighters getting younger every 
day?  To die so young, so gloriously!   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  All 
work and no play makes Olaf a dull fighter.  Work and play no fighter dull Olaf.  
Olaffighterwork and no play.  Time for my medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, 
practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZORK 5195                    18   7  3   127       Z GLADIATORZ (519)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IWO JIMA 5223                21   6  0   122       SMITHSONIAN (245)
 ZEPHYR 5204                  20  10  2   112       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
 PORT-A-FORTRESS 5355         20   8  0   109       THE CHOSEN (613)
-FELSTAVA 5404                19  14  0    94       THE BRETHREN (618)
 ZEST 5224                    20   5  1    93       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
 CLYDE D'CLUB 5376             7   2  0    93       PEASANT REBELLION (614)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SWEET REVENGE 5378            8   1  0    90       PEASANT REBELLION (614)
 CYCLOTUBULUS 3975            10   6  0    88       WEIRD ALCHEMY (476)
 IMERTA LOEL 5225             14  38  0    86       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
 KOTTER NAHL 5197             13  47  0    86       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
 TORCHBEARER TOM 5380          6   3  0    86       PEASANT REBELLION (614)
-STEEL SPAR 5406              15  18  0    85       THE BRETHREN (618)
 PITCHFORK KID 5377            5   4  0    81       PEASANT REBELLION (614)
 LELAND OLVEN 5262            18  19  2    75       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
 PLYMOUTH ROCK 5218           22   4  0    70       SMITHSONIAN (245)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HYPPOMATOS 3974              11   5  1    64       WEIRD ALCHEMY (476)
 MAYFLOWER 5235               15   6  0    62       SMITHSONIAN (245)
-MARIUS 5400                  10   9  0    59       THE BRETHREN (618)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PYRAT IRONFORGED 5419         5   4  2    56       THE CHOSEN (613)
-REBECCA RAVEN 4308            6   1  0    53       TRIAL BY COMBAT (512)
 ENEMY MAKER 4015              8   5  1    50       WEIRD ALCHEMY (476)
 RIA THE CARESSER 5387         6   8  0    49       THE CHOSEN (613)
 LUCKY STRIKES 5426            4   1  0    41       SMITHSONIAN (245)
-ZOO 5236                     10   6  0    40       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
 BLUE FLAK 5385                6   5  0    39       STEEL PROPHETS (615)
-ANGELA DEATH 4310             4   3  1    39       TRIAL BY COMBAT (512)
 PAIN MAGNET 5382              9   2  0    37       STEEL PROPHETS (615)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OCEAN SIZE 5346               9   9  0    36       THE CHOSEN (613)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PUGACHEV 5379                 5   4  0    33       PEASANT REBELLION (614)
-DINGO MCGEE 5384              6   5  1    26       STEEL PROPHETS (615)
 CYCLONIZER 5459               2   0  0    26       WEIRD ALCHEMY (476)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BEA ZERK 5267                 2   0  0    21       TRIAL BY COMBAT (512)
-ZINC 5266                     4   3  0    18       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
-DRAGO 5436                    2   3  1    18       THE BROKEN CLAN (623)
-MOMMA CASKET 4311             2   5  1    18       TRIAL BY COMBAT (512)
 DEMON TALON 5456              1   2  0    17       STEEL PROPHETS (615)
-NARRISA 5432                  4   1  0    14       THE BROKEN CLAN (623)
-MIYOMOTO 5434                 3   2  0    13       THE BROKEN CLAN (623)
-ANGEL FEATHER 5455            1   1  0    13       STEEL PROPHETS (615)
-XIANG LI 5462                 1   0  0    12       THE BRETHREN (618)
-SHADOW 5435                   2   3  0     9       THE BROKEN CLAN (623)
 POTTER SANDS 5448             2   2  0     8       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
 JELLYBOMBER 5458              1   1  0     4       WEIRD ALCHEMY (476)
-T'LARA 5457                   0   1  0     1       THE BROKEN CLAN (623)
-KAL VARGAS 5463               0   1  0     1       THE BRETHREN (618)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
ORVILLE ROUSE 5322      7 13 0 MIDDLE WAY 11 546    PYRAT IRONFORGED 5419 367  NOT REVENGED
TICONDEROGA 5447        1  3 1 SMITHSONIAN 245      BLACK ORC             371  NONE
MASTER BATTERY 5439     0  3 0 STEEL PROPHETS 615   DRAGO 5436            368  REVENGED
KROELL 5433             1  2 0 THE BROKEN CLAN 623  DINGO MCGEE 5384      368   
LACKING 1 5474          0  1 0 THE CHOSEN 613       MOUNTAIN TROLL        371  NONE
KAZANDRA KRUEL 4460     3  1 1 TRIAL BY COMBAT 512  PYRAT IRONFORGED 5419 369   
RADICULON 3977          9  6 0 WEIRD ALCHEMY 476    LELAND OLVEN 5262     368  JUST REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Longshot -- Your spotlight and column Were a pleasure to read.  Keep up the fine
work. -- Curator

Port A Fortress -- So sad.  It is always sad to watch a big bafoon lose the DM Title.
Perhaps you should have listened to the advice that pretty and nice young lady tried
to give you? -- Curator

Jorja -- A downchallenge a surprise?  No, not a surprise.  Just a disappointment.
Andorian arenas are so honorable that they just shouldn't happen.  A short list of
Curator peeves:
downchallenges in Andorian arenas
slow play golfers
rude loud music or cell phone jerks
chatterbox know-it-alls
the wonderful smell, but lousy taste of liver-and-onions
You get the ides.... -- Curator

     Ah, but if the liver is REALLY FRESH, it's different.

Leland Olven -- It was my day to take the atoll.  (use your imagination) -- Iwo Jima
(firmly planting the flag)

Torchbearer Tom -- You rocked my boat.  Salute. -- Plymouth Rock

Cyclonizer -- You were the better put-together this day.  There will be another day
to fight. -- Ticonderoga

Health.  Humility.  Honor. -- Curator and The Smithsonians

I just have to love my Zs when they go 3-1.  Yes I do.  And a Duelmaster too! -- Mr.
Zee

Port-A-Fortress -- I guess you are not the infallible winner and king-of-everything
you thought you were.  You seemed more like a pansy 98-lb-weakling to me. -- Zork,
Duelmaster

Pitchfork Kid -- My spear was a little longer and my results a little happier.  Go
rebel someplace else. -- Zephyr

Imerta Loel -- It was my lucky day, I guess. -- Zest

Hyppomatos -- Your name confused me! -- Zoo (closed for maintenance and repairs)

"...even the Duelmaster may avoid the team that holds their closest competition."
Ummm....  No.  Second title lost after my strategy doesn't work.  Duelmaster means
nothing.  That is so Arkers. -- Port-A-Fortress

Clyde d'Club -- Ahhhh....  You came back.  I guess you saw you missed a spot. --
Pyrat Ironforged

Pugachev -- I guess I just pluck your feathers again... Pheasant Rebellion.
**snicker** -- Ria the Caresser

Sweet Revenge -- Why are we ladies fighting?  Maybe I will get lucky next time. --
Ocean Size

Mayflower -- Glad to help.  Next time, I take your head. -- Ria the Caresser

Zinc -- Sorry, I tried.  You looked a little thirsty. -- Ocean Size

Pyrat -- Did you set out to kill Orville deliberately?  If not, it was an accident,
part of the risk of his job.  I might bloodfeud a deliberate kill, but not an
incidental one.  I've never found that improves things.  The dead are still dead, and
it's quite likely to set off a chain of bloodfueding that destroys the cohesion of an
arena and drives away managers--I've seen that more than once. -- Jorja, for those
who walk the Middle Way

An oh-fer turn, how tedious of it.

Zest -- I just couldn't do it.  I've been prescribed a bland diet. -- Imertal Loel

Iwo Jima -- Oh.  You. -- Leland Olven

Felstava -- You're not a Brethren!  You're a sistren. -- Kotter Nahl, disillusioned

Enemy Maker -- You're probably good at it, too. -- Potter Sands
P.S.  If you hadn't hit me on the HEAD, I could've learned stuff.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

TICONDEROGA was butchered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
LACKING 1 was slaughtered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 3 minute Dark Arena battle.
CYCLOTUBULUS overpowered LELAND OLVEN in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud duel.
ZEST was outlasted by PORT-A-FORTRESS in a 32 minute veteran's Challenge fight.
CLYDE D'CLUB devastated KOTTER NAHL in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
RIA THE CARESSER was bested by HYPPOMATOS in a 2 minute Challenge competition.
BLUE FLAK was defeated by ENEMY MAKER in a action packed 1 minute Challenge melee.
LUCKY STRIKES won victory over PUGACHEV in a 1 minute Challenge duel.
ZORK vanquished IMERTA LOEL in a 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
IWO JIMA overpowered PITCHFORK KID in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
ZEPHYR overpowered TORCHBEARER TOM in a 1 minute one-sided match.
PLYMOUTH ROCK was devastated by SWEET REVENGE in a 2 minute mismatched conflict.
MAYFLOWER luckily beat PYRAT IRONFORGED in a crowd pleasing 4 minute gory match.
OCEAN SIZE was viciously subdued by PAIN MAGNET in a tiring 12 minute conflict.
POTTER SANDS was overpowered by CYCLONIZER in a 2 minute uneven struggle.
DEMON TALON handily defeated JELLYBOMBER in a 1 minute mismatched bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   7         AIMED BLOW        14 -   5 -  0      74  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      6         TOTAL PARRY       35 -  27 -  0      56  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK   30 -  24 -  0      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         WALL OF STEEL     16 -  13 -  2      55  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   7 -  2      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         SLASHING ATTACK   15 -  16 -  1      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         LUNGING ATTACK    21 -  23 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK    27 -  40 -  1      40  |

Turn 371 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         2 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     3 -  4         4  BASHING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  3         2  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  3     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2         1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  ZORK 5195                  18   7  3  127 Z GLADIATORZ (519)
STRIKING ATTACK  IWO JIMA 5223              21   6  0  122 SMITHSONIAN (245)
LUNGING ATTACK   ZEPHYR 5204                20  10  2  112 Z GLADIATORZ (519)
TOTAL PARRY      PORT-A-FORTRESS 5355       20   8  0  109 THE CHOSEN (613)
BASHING ATTACK   CLYDE D'CLUB 5376           7   2  0   93 PEASANT REBELLION (614)
AIMED BLOW       SWEET REVENGE 5378          8   1  0   90 PEASANT REBELLION (614)
PARRY-LUNGE      PYRAT IRONFORGED 5419       5   4  2   56 THE CHOSEN (613)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is KOTTER NAHL 5197.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was PYRAT IRONFORGED 5419.  The ten other most popular fighters were ENEMY MAKER 
4015, HYPPOMATOS 3974, CYCLOTUBULUS 3975, CLYDE D'CLUB 5376, ZORK 5195, SWEET REVENGE 
5378, CYCLONIZER 5459, LACKING 1 5474, LUCKY STRIKES 5426, and IWO JIMA 5223.

The least popular fighter this week was PORT-A-FORTRESS 5355.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were ZEST 5224, PAIN MAGNET 5382, OCEAN SIZE 5346, POTTER SANDS 
5448, PLYMOUTH ROCK 5218, TORCHBEARER TOM 5380, PITCHFORK KID 5377, IMERTA LOEL 5225, 
RIA THE CARESSER 5387, and TICONDEROGA 5447.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

ZORK (8-5195) Z GLADIATORZ (519)