DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/09/2008    Duedate: 01/05/2009

THE STOMPING GROUNDS ARENA

DM-20    TURN-438

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MAULARIA
MAUL RATS (360)
(20-3702) [8-1-0,100]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

POSITION IS EMPTY              MAULARIA
                               MAUL RATS (360)
                               (20-3702) [8-1-0,100]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CHILLY ARSONIST                TROLLDOZER
DUNGEON CELL BA (368)          MAUL RATS (360)
(20-3743) [6-3-1,41]           (20-3703) [6-0-0,52]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

NUMBSKULLS (375)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MAUL RATS (360)             29
2. DUNGEON CELL BA (368)       20      GOOD DOG....ARRFF! (238)
3. BASH MASTERS (384)           0      Unchartered Team
4. GO TO FLAIL (372)            0
5. BABA BABA (356)              0      MAUL RATS (360)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2*MAUL RATS (360)           26  11  0 70.3   1/ 1*NUMBSKULLS (375)          9  6 0
 2- 3*BASH MASTERS (384)        13   7  0 65.0   2/ 4*MAUL RATS (360)           8  2 0
 3- 4*GO TO FLAIL (372)         20  17  2 54.1   3/ 3*DUNGEON CELL BA (368)     7  8 0
 4- 5*BABA BABA (356)           11  10  1 52.4   4- 2*GO TO FLAIL (372)         5  3 0
 5/ 6*DUNGEON CELL BA (368)     22  22  2 50.0   5- 5*BASH MASTERS (384)        4  1 0
 6- 8*CLUB CLUB (365)           16  16  3 50.0   6- 6*CLUB CLUB (365)           2  6 0
 7/ 7*NUMBSKULLS (375)          22  23  0 48.9   7-11*BABA BABA (356)           1  2 1
 8-10*I CRUSH UR HEAD (361)     10  15  0 40.0   8- 9*I CRUSH UR HEAD (361)     1  4 0

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

                                      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!.  Coming up with a solid 0-0-0 outing, BABA BABA 
has advanced 4 places in the rankings.  MAUL RATS is no joke as it posted a 3-0-0 
week advancing from 4th place to 2nd place.  Hey everybody, watch out for CLUMSY 
BARBER, who flew up 19 points in the rankings after mashing CHEST PAIN like a melon.  
Keep your eye on this guy.  Ya know, some days it doesn't pay to walk out on the 
sands.  CHEST PAIN was defeated by CLUMSY BARBER and drops 16 points.  Well, 
everybody's pal MAULARIA moved its record to 8-1-0 by defeating NARCOLEPTIC GUARD in 
the Duelmaster's Title Bout and gaining 11 recognition points.  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 THE STOMPING GROUNDS 
arena.  Here's a song for you:  Who's afraid of the big, bad CLUB CLUB?  Big bad CLUB 
CLUB.  Big bad CLUB CLUB.  THE STOMPING GROUNDS' afraid of the big bad CLUB CLUB.  
Tra la la la la!  And you guys like to boo me?  Well, unsling your rasberries, cause 
MAUL RATS beats feet every time CLUB CLUB smiles at them.  Try farming, eh?   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  Here's some advice:  warriors with little wit and will may 
encounter problems on the trail to the Isle.   
     Well, there's the manager of the THE STOMPING GROUNDS giving me the 'cut' sign 
(or is that 'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  Okay, so I may not be the 
world's best comedian, but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  Its been 
fun, and I'm sure you enjoyed it (boos).  Now that I've got you worked up for Snide 
Clemens, I'll be leaving-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAULARIA 3702                 8   1  0   100       MAUL RATS (360)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NARCOLEPTIC GUARD 3746        8   1  1    70       DUNGEON CELL BA (368)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAULMENTUM 3848               5   0  0    55       MAUL RATS (360)
 TROLLDOZER 3703               6   0  0    52       MAUL RATS (360)
-MAUL OF AMERICA 3727          6   1  0    45       CLUB CLUB (365)
 WESLEY CRUSHER 3781           5   4  0    43       NUMBSKULLS (375)
 CHILLY ARSONIST 3743          6   3  1    41       DUNGEON CELL BA (368)
-HOLY FLAIL 3765               5   3  2    37       GO TO FLAIL (372)
 THUD 3780                     7   2  0    35       NUMBSKULLS (375)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MYOPIC VOYEUR 3822            4   2  0    33       DUNGEON CELL BA (368)
 CLUMSY BARBER 3742            2   7  0    32       DUNGEON CELL BA (368)
-FLAILS HERE 3763              6   2  0    31       GO TO FLAIL (372)
-KISS MY BASH 3832             3   1  0    29       BASH MASTERS (384)
-WHAT THE FLAIL 3764           4   4  0    27       GO TO FLAIL (372)
-FLAILING AROUND 3762          4   4  0    26       GO TO FLAIL (372)
-HUGO SQUISH 3729              4   3  2    25       CLUB CLUB (365)
-BAMBOOZLE 3683                3   0  0    24       BABA BABA (356)
-BASH WIPE 3831                3   1  0    24       BASH MASTERS (384)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SON OF A BASHER 3711          3   2  0    21       I CRUSH UR HEAD (361)
-PAIN IN THE BASH 3833         3   1  0    21       BASH MASTERS (384)
-I SEE DEAD PEOPLE 3705        4   2  0    20       MAUL RATS (360)
-HAM FIST 3731                 5   2  0    18       CLUB CLUB (365)
-BACKWARDS 3684                5   2  0    17       BABA BABA (356)
 HAM BURGLAR 3744              2   7  0    17       DUNGEON CELL BA (368)
 CHEST PAIN 3778               3   6  0    15       NUMBSKULLS (375)
 HEAD TRAUMA 3777              3   6  0    15       NUMBSKULLS (375)
-DRUNKEN FLAILER 3710          3   2  0    13       I CRUSH UR HEAD (361)
-BANKROLL 3685                 2   4  1    13       BABA BABA (356)
-BASH ACKWARDS 3830            2   2  0    12       BASH MASTERS (384)
 BASH 'EM ROBOT 3855           2   0  0    12       NUMBSKULLS (375)
-MASTER BASHER 3709            3   2  0    11       I CRUSH UR HEAD (361)
-BASH HOLE 3829                2   2  0     8       BASH MASTERS (384)
-BANTER 3788                   1   1  0     8       BABA BABA (356)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ADAM SMASHA 3850              1   3  1     7       CLUB CLUB (365)
-STOP! HAMMER TIME 3708        1   4  0     7       I CRUSH UR HEAD (361)
-BANISH 3682                   0   2  0     2       BABA BABA (356)
-MAULICIOUS 3852               0   2  0     2       MAUL RATS (360)
-TERMINAL FORCE 3854           0   1  0     1       I CRUSH UR HEAD (361)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
2 MIN FLAIL 3845        2  1 1 BEAT IT! 386         TOMMY HILFIGER 3758   435   
POLISHED STAFF 3842     1  1 0 BEAT IT! 386         BEARDED CAT 3840      434  NOT REVENGED
CALVIN KLEIN 3759       2  3 0 CHIC BARBARIANS 371  ADAM SMASHA 3850      435   
OBASH YOMAMA 3849       0  3 0 NUMBSKULLS 375       BANKROLL 3685         436  REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

"The period known as the Middle Ages, says the learned Benjamin Guerard, is the
produce of Pagan civilisation, of Germanic barbarism, and of Christianity.  It began
in 476, on the fall of Agustulus, and ended in 1453, at the taking of Constantinople
by Mahomet II., and consequently the fall of two empires, that of the West and that
of the East, marks its duration.  Its first act, which was due to the Germans, was
the destruction of political unity, and this was destined to be afterwards replaced
by religions unity." -- Paul Lacroix, from "Manners, Custom and Dress During the
Middle Ages and During the Renaissance Period"

     And that's what you get for not writing ads. -- Ed.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MAULARIA devastated NARCOLEPTIC GUARD in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
MAULMENTUM savagely defeated WESLEY CRUSHER in a 1 minute brutal melee.
TROLLDOZER savagely defeated CHILLY ARSONIST in a 2 minute bloody duel.
THUD bested HAM BURGLAR in a 1 minute fight.
CHEST PAIN was overpowered by CLUMSY BARBER in a 1 minute mismatched match.
HEAD TRAUMA was devastated by MYOPIC VOYEUR in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
BASH 'EM ROBOT unbelievably bested TOUGH MAMA in a 3 minute bloody amateur's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                  13         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         STRIKING ATTACK    1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK   228 - 231 - 16      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         AIMED BLOW         0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         LUNGING ATTACK     0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 438 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:

BASHING ATTACK     7 -  6     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         %11  BASHING ATTACK 
                              PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0     
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0     
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0     
                              LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0     
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0     
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0     
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   MAULARIA 3702               8   1  0  100 MAUL RATS (360)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CHILLY ARSONIST 3743.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was TROLLDOZER 3703.  The ten other most popular fighters were MAULARIA 3702, 
MAULMENTUM 3848, THUD 3780, CLUMSY BARBER 3742, MYOPIC VOYEUR 3822, NARCOLEPTIC GUARD 
3746, HAM BURGLAR 3744, WESLEY CRUSHER 3781, CHILLY ARSONIST 3743, and CHEST PAIN 
3778.

The least popular fighter this week was BASH 'EM ROBOT 3855.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were HEAD TRAUMA 3777, CHEST PAIN 3778, CHILLY ARSONIST 3743, WESLEY 
CRUSHER 3781, HAM BURGLAR 3744, NARCOLEPTIC GUARD 3746, MYOPIC VOYEUR 3822, CLUMSY 
BARBER 3742, THUD 3780, and MAULMENTUM 3848.

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XLVI

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MAULARIA 3702 (6-1-0)                  4  3  0         MAUL RATS            

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TROLLDOZER 3703 (4-0-0)                2  3  0         MAUL RATS            

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MAULMENTUM 3848 (3-0-0)                2  3  0         MAUL RATS            

                        WINTER FACE-TO-FACE IN SUNNY ARIZONA!

Our next Winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 16-18, 2009.  It will be 
held at the Fiesta Resort in Tempe, AZ at 2100 South Priest Drive, Tempe, 85282
(480-967-1441).  Rooms are only $139.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy.  There is a free 
24-hour shuttle from the airport, free parking, free high-speed wireless internet
in all guest rooms.  There is a fitness center with cardiovascular and weight-lifting 
equipment, a heated swimming pool and jacuzzi, with poolside beverage delivery.  They 
have a bustling happy hour in the Kachina lounge, with complimentary hors d'oeuvres.
There are tons of restaurants nearby at the Mall, a Denny's across the street, and 
several fast food options nearby as well, as well as a restaurant in the hotel with 
room service.  

If you arrive early or stay late, don't forget that there is excellent golfing in 
the Phoenix area, with several championship courses nearby.  Winter is an excellent 
time to explore Arizona with a trip to the Grand Canyon or Sedona or any of our 
other scenic sites across the state.  

Hotel info:  http://www.fiestainnresort.com

The rooms are blocked--ask for the "Reality Simulations" room block.  

The tournament information sheet will be out imminently.  We hope you're all looking 
forward to the tournament and that we will see you there!