DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/08/2008    Duedate: 01/21/2008

ZUKAL ARENA

DM-9    TURN-585

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

NOSFERATU
DARK WARDS (451)
(9-4946) [17-10-0,105]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

NOSFERATU                      DD
DARK WARDS (451)               BREWERS (489)
(9-4946) [17-10-0,105]         (9-5295) [6-1-0,71]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BLUETTE                        MORAVIA MAUVE
BLUE MOON (381)                BLUE MOON (381)
(9-5328) [16-14-0,78]          (9-5363) [4-5-0,17]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARK WARDS (451)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ACE ZUKAL HAMMERZ (498)     46
2. DARK WARDS (451)            21      DARK WARDS (451)
3. CRIMSON DEATH (471)         19      Unchartered Team
4. FANGS (469)                  0
5. BLUE MOON (381)             -2      ACE ZUKAL HAMMERZ (498)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*ACE ZUKAL HAMMERZ (498)    4   1  0 80.0   1/ 1 DARK WARDS (451)          9  2 0
 2/ 1*BREWERS (489)             18   6  0 75.0   2/ 3 CRIMSON DEATH (471)       7  8 2
 3/ 2 DARK WARDS (451)          98  57  3 63.2   3/ 2*BREWERS (489)             5  3 0
 4- 3 FANGS (469)               35  34  3 50.7   4/ 4 BLUE MOON (381)           5 10 0
 5/ 4 BLUE MOON (381)          527 666 18 44.2   5/ 0*ACE ZUKAL HAMMERZ (498)   4  1 0
 6/ 5 CRIMSON DEATH (471)       42  68  7 38.2   6- 5 FANGS (469)               0  1 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.

     My recommendation is that the loser must write a DM column praising the
Duelmaster.  And if you cannot hack that, don't challenge me!
     On a separate note, I must ask my manager why Brujah is participating in The
Great Face, while, I, Duelmaster King Nosferatu am not?  Why send the 2nd team?

     King Nosferatu, Duelmaster

                                      SPY REPORT

     The sages err'd not in their foretelling of a god descending upon ZUKAL, for I, 
Novgorodny Vir, have returned!  I doubt many are quaking in their boots, but ACE 
ZUKAL HAMMERZ comes out of nowhere to get 4-1-0.  What does the future hold?  Watch 
this space...  CRIMSON DEATH had cause to celebrate, after GLINDORA got 18 points by 
beating BLEU BONET.  Win some, lose some.  Speaking of which, DANGEROUS CRIMINAL was 
winsome, after beating BILL HALL and seeing him lose 14 points.  NOSFERATU 
successfully staved off a grab for the roses by BLUETTE of BLUE MOON.  Does ZUKAL 
have no one talented enough to dethrone her?  Word has it one team in ZUKAL is using 
psychics to predict wins.  They lead a charmed life!   
     And how sociable are ZUKAL's warriors?  Come, let us see.  Perhaps the warriors 
of BLUE MOON should take up some hobbies, as they are the most avoided team...  Like 
a pup with its tail between its legs, DARK WARDS scurried away from BLUE MOON.  Oh, 
the shame!  Everyone is famous for fifteen minutes, and BILL HALL is it right now.  
Most challenged warrior.  Isn't BREWERS proud!  TOREADOR found herself challenged by 
a warrior 18 below:  EL CABALLO.  EL CABALLO of BREWERS kept his wits as he was 
bested by TOREADOR.   
     The moving sword slashes, and having slashed, moves on...  Questions are being 
raised about the disposing of severed body parts in the arena.  A certain tavern in 
ZUKAL would I avoid!   
     Do not think spyreporting in ZUKAL is the highlight of my life.  As the seasons 
change, and the creatures of the wild change also, so do I feel a yearning to leave 
this place.  Do not despair!  I shall return!-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NOSFERATU 4946               17  10  0   105       DARK WARDS (451)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BRUJAH 5000                  11   0  0   118       DARK WARDS (451)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VENTRIIE 4987                13   3  0    89       DARK WARDS (451)
 GANGREL 4999                 14   3  0    81       DARK WARDS (451)
 BLUETTE 5328                 16  14  0    78       BLUE MOON (381)
 BLU JON 5308                 16  21  1    71       BLUE MOON (381)
 DD 5295                       6   1  0    71       BREWERS (489)
 DEBARROWS 5121               10  13  0    69       CRIMSON DEATH (471)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TOREADOR 4948                15  11  2    63       DARK WARDS (451)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DENTINE 5099                 13  15  1    55       FANGS (469)
 GLINDORA 5118                 7  15  1    52       CRIMSON DEATH (471)
 BILL HALL 5294                5   2  0    44       BREWERS (489)
 TRAKE DARROWS 5357            4   7  0    43       CRIMSON DEATH (471)
 BLEU BONET 5356               9  10  2    39       BLUE MOON (381)
 EL CABALLO 5296               4   2  0    34       BREWERS (489)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ATHOS 5366                    3   0  2    28       CRIMSON DEATH (471)
 CECIL BB 5297                 3   0  0    24       BREWERS (489)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ENAMEL 5101                   4   1  0    22       FANGS (469)
 MORAVIA MAUVE 5363            4   5  0    17       BLUE MOON (381)
 HURTS THEM HAMMER 5367        1   0  0    15       ACE ZUKAL HAMMERZ (498)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SLITS THEM HAMMER 5369        1   0  0    15       ACE ZUKAL HAMMERZ (498)
-CROWN 5103                    2   3  1    10       FANGS (469)
 GORES THEM HAMMER 5368        1   0  0    10       ACE ZUKAL HAMMERZ (498)
-ROOT 5102                     1   4  0     7       FANGS (469)
-CAVEMAN 5293                  0   1  0     7       BREWERS (489)
 BORES THEM HAMMER 5371        1   0  0     5       ACE ZUKAL HAMMERZ (498)
 BLHU MURTHER 5372             0   1  0     1       BLUE MOON (381)
 BLESSINGS HAMMER 5370         0   1  0     1       ACE ZUKAL HAMMERZ (498)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BLUJACK 5364            2  2 1 BLUE MOON 381        ATHOS 5366            584   
NEWLIN 5119             7 13 2 CRIMSON DEATH 471    BLEU BONET 5356       581  JUST REVENGED
NEWT 5365               0  3 0 CRIMSON DEATH 471    MOUNTAIN TROLL        585  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Blu Jon -- You were glad that Nosferatu beat you, are you the same for me? --
Ventriie

Khalhums Dwarf?  Ho hum. -- Nosferatu, Duelmaster

Debarrows -- That hurt!  But a lot of people seem to be hurting me of late.  Am I
past my prime?  Am I done?  Am I mismanaged?  (Pick Door #3!) -- Toreador

Gangrel -- Bad match up for you.  So?  You want to run with the big boys.... --
Gangrel
P.S.  You can also try praying to the RUGS

Ventriie -- Rats.  I was already feeling blue around the edges, you just made it
worse. -- Blu Jon
P.S.  I think it's probably the weather.

Trake Darrows -- Yeahyeahyeah, looking for skills, right?  No problem, I've got a few
to spare. -- Bluette

Glindora -- You need to change directions, become the Good Witch of the North or
something, instead of the Wicked Witch of the East. -- Bleu Bonet

El Caballo -- Listen, shorty!  They say I can't tell you what your beer actually
tastes like, but it's well-named. -- Moravia Mauve

Athos -- Unnecessary roughness! -- Ghost of Blujack
P.S.  And low CN.

Glindora -- Why would anyone want a kill "under his belt"?  What a strange place for
it. -- Bluette

Zukal Zealots -- Hammer sends his greetings as he sends us to the sands! -- Ace Zukal
Hammerz

     The Regional Arena News is down for repairs but will return soon.

22 December 2007
All -- Just that tired old reminder to check your e-mail settings when you send ads
and such.  Please send stuff as plain text rather than as HTML or formatted text.
HAL, being the simple golem it is, doesn't know what to do with anything other than
plain text.  Note, this also means it doesn't know what to do with "smart" or "curly"
quotes, whether single or double, em-dashes (rendered here as two hyphens "--") or
everyone's favourite ellipsis (..., aka three dots). -- A public self-service
announcement from your Ed.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

NEWT was butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
TRAKE DARROWS was vanquished by DD in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
EL CABALLO was demolished by TOREADOR in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
NOSFERATU bested BLUETTE in a popular 3 minute brutal veteran's Title contest.
DEBARROWS was bested by GANGREL in a 4 minute brawl.
VENTRIIE vanquished BLU JON in a 2 minute mismatched fight.
BILL HALL was overpowered by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
BLEU BONET was handily defeated by GLINDORA in a action packed 1 minute uneven melee.
MORAVIA MAUVE lost to CECIL BB in a action packed 3 minute fight.
ATHOS vanquished BLESSINGS HAMMER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
HURTS THEM HAMMER overpowered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
GORES THEM HAMMER luckily beat PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 3 minute novice's match.
SLITS THEM HAMMER devastated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
BORES THEM HAMMER luckily beat BLHU MURTHER in a 2 minute amateur's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         TOTAL PARRY       14 -   2 -  0      88  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         WALL OF STEEL      8 -   2 -  0      80  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   1 -  1      75  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    13 -  11 -  3      54  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK   15 -  17 -  2      47  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -  11 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         AIMED BLOW         6 -   8 -  0      43  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   7 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 585 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     SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  3         2  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        4 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         2  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  3         1  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      NOSFERATU 4946             17  10  0  105 DARK WARDS (451)
WALL OF STEEL    GANGREL 4999               14   3  0   81 DARK WARDS (451)
SLASHING ATTACK  BLUETTE 5328               16  14  0   78 BLUE MOON (381)
PARRY-LUNGE      TOREADOR 4948              15  11  2   63 DARK WARDS (451)
AIMED BLOW       BILL HALL 5294              5   2  0   44 BREWERS (489)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BLUETTE 5328.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was MORAVIA MAUVE 5363.  The ten other most popular fighters were BLUETTE 5328, BLU 
JON 5308, BLHU MURTHER 5372, GLINDORA 5118, GANGREL 4999, ATHOS 5366, DD 5295, 
NOSFERATU 4946, VENTRIIE 4987, and CECIL BB 5297.

The least popular fighter this week was BLESSINGS HAMMER 5370.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were BLEU BONET 5356, EL CABALLO 5296, TRAKE DARROWS 5357, NEWT 
5365, BORES THEM HAMMER 5371, BILL HALL 5294, DEBARROWS 5121, TOREADOR 4948, SLITS 
THEM HAMMER 5369, and GORES THEM HAMMER 5368.