DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/03/2009    Duedate: 03/30/2009

THE STOMPING GROUNDS ARENA

DM-20    TURN-441

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MAULARIA
MAUL RATS (360)
(20-3702) [11-1-0,116]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MAULARIA                       MAUL RAT
MAUL RATS (360)                MAUL MASHING ORCS (376)
(20-3702) [11-1-0,116]         (20-3828) [1-1-1,33]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CHILLY ARSONIST                MAULMENTUM
DUNGEON CELL BA (368)          MAUL RATS (360)
(20-3743) [8-4-1,49]           (20-3848) [8-0-0,87]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MAUL RATS (360)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MAUL MASHING ORCS (376)     67
2. DUNGEON CELL BA (368)       42      MAUL RATS (360)
3. MAUL RATS (360)             29      Unchartered Team
4. NUMBSKULLS (375)             1
5. BABA BABA (356)              0      MAUL MASHING ORCS (376)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 MAUL RATS (360)           35  11  0 76.1   1/ 1 MAUL RATS (360)           9  0 0
 2/ 0*MAUL MASHING ORCS (376)   13   6  2 68.4   2/ 2 DUNGEON CELL BA (368)     9  6 1
 3/ 3 DUNGEON CELL BA (368)     31  28  3 52.5   3/ 0*MAUL MASHING ORCS (376)   4  0 1
 4- 2 BABA BABA (356)           13  12  1 52.0   4/ 3 NUMBSKULLS (375)          4 11 0
 5/ 4 NUMBSKULLS (375)          26  34  0 43.3   5- 4 BABA BABA (356)           2  2 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.

Hi everyone, Maularia wanted to phone in his column, but since phones haven't been
invented yet, he asked me to instead draft something using parchment paper and
Narcoleptic Guard's blood.  I opted to use ink since Narco's walking cadaver had most
of his vital fluids pounded out of him after facing off against Maularia three turns
in a row.  Did I say facing off?  More like a face off--take a look at what he did to
Narc's disfigured mug, assuming there's something left to see other than gums and
bone.  Heck, last turn they had to prop Narco up with sticks and rope.  The match was
like watching a scarecrow being dismantled by a rhino on crack, but it was ribs
instead of hay that kept flying into the stands. 

Since we've passed the 10 turn milestone, I felt it was time to look back at other
milestones.  I know the enthusiasts on the sidelines love to debate trivia like who
was the best Duelmaster, so why not start there?  On turn 2, The Stomping Grounds
established its first DM with Maularia.  On turn 3, he returned to fight again.  Let
me look at my notes--don't have anything on file for turn 4, but since he had a
column on turn 5 he obviously effortlessly held the spot again.  On turn 6, the DM
was, well, Maularia.  He then won two turns in a row--followed by two more in a row.
Now that you have an overview of the first group of DMs, debate among yourselves.
Next turn we will award whichever warrior has remained undefeated the longest, but
there will be a second place prize for those who think I might be padding things for
my master's team. 

MaulStar, the Bashmaster assistant scribe

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, friends and fiends, welcome to your friendly neighborhood spyreport.  
I doubt THE STOMPING GROUNDS will ever be the same.  The DUNGEON CELL BA guild has 
had a 4-1-0 turn and deserves to be watched in the future.  You never know where this 
kind of thing can lead.  And let's see, TEACUP THUMPER fought HEAD TRAUMA and gained 
16 points and contributed to MAUL MASHING ORCS' 4-0-1.  THUD has lost to TROLLDOZER, 
falling 3 points, while helping make NUMBSKULLS a 1-4-0 turn.  Defending its title 
for another turn, MAULARIA kept DUNGEON CELL BA's warrior, NARCOLEPTIC GUARD, from 
claiming the throne.  Can someone confirm a rumor for me?  I hear the top team makes 
their losing fighters do dishes at The Final Rest until they win.  Maybe?   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.  DUNGEON CELL BA has cause to stand 
tall, as they were THE STOMPING GROUNDS' most avoided team.  A smart manager knows 
this is a team to beat.  And guess who avoided DUNGEON CELL BA stable the most?  
Believe it or not, it was MAUL RATS.  Anyone surprised?   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  Had I not seen it, it would be hard to believe.  MAUL RAT was sent to the 
Dark Arena and lived to tell about it!  Makes you think, no?  A brave warrior does 
not carry a red shield, he has nothing to cover or hide when the fight is over.  
Consider well.   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  Always good to rest in THE STOMPING GROUNDS, but never good to 
wear out my welcome.  Look for me in future turns.  Until the sun next rises and my 
pen sets to paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAULARIA 3702                11   1  0   116       MAUL RATS (360)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAULMENTUM 3848               8   0  0    87       MAUL RATS (360)
 NARCOLEPTIC GUARD 3746        8   4  1    71       DUNGEON CELL BA (368)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TROLLDOZER 3703               9   0  0    65       MAUL RATS (360)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CLUMSY BARBER 3742            4   8  0    50       DUNGEON CELL BA (368)
 CHILLY ARSONIST 3743          8   4  1    49       DUNGEON CELL BA (368)
 MYOPIC VOYEUR 3822            6   3  0    49       DUNGEON CELL BA (368)
 HAM BURGLAR 3744              5   7  1    47       DUNGEON CELL BA (368)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WESLEY CRUSHER 3781           6   6  0    35       NUMBSKULLS (375)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAUL RAT 3828                 1   1  1    33       MAUL MASHING ORCS (376)
 THUD 3780                     8   4  0    32       NUMBSKULLS (375)
 BASH-O-MATIC '76 3859         2   0  0    27       NUMBSKULLS (375)
-BASHFUL BEHEMOTH 3782         3   0  1    26       MAUL MASHING ORCS (376)
-BAMBOOZLE 3683                3   0  0    24       BABA BABA (356)
-BANTER 3788                   2   1  0    24       BABA BABA (356)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CRUSHED CUTICLE 3785          4   0  0    22       MAUL MASHING ORCS (376)
-BACKWARDS 3684                6   3  0    21       BABA BABA (356)
 TEACUP THUMPER 3783           2   2  0    21       MAUL MASHING ORCS (376)
-I SEE DEAD PEOPLE 3705        4   2  0    20       MAUL RATS (360)
 SMASHING SUCCESS 3784         3   1  0    19       MAUL MASHING ORCS (376)
 HEAD TRAUMA 3777              3   9  0    18       NUMBSKULLS (375)
-BANKROLL 3685                 2   5  1    15       BABA BABA (356)
 BASH 'EM ROBOT 3855           2   3  0     9       NUMBSKULLS (375)
-BANISH 3682                   0   2  0     2       BABA BABA (356)
-MAULICIOUS 3852               0   2  0     2       MAUL RATS (360)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
SHEWISH BOUNCER         0  0 0 DARK ARENA           MAUL RAT 3828         441  NONE
CHEST PAIN 3778         3  7 0 NUMBSKULLS 375       HAM BURGLAR 3744      439   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

What?!  0-2?!  I protest.  You Numbskulls are baaaaaaaaaaaaaaad. -- Bailiff, Baba
BAba

Wesley -- You did that the last time, so I guess I am not going backwards.  Not going
anywhere, really. -- Backwards, BAba Baba

     Aren't we all.

Thud, thud, thud.  That's all I hear everytime I fight you. -- Bankroll, BAba Baba

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MAUL RAT viciously butchered SHEWISH BOUNCER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
WESLEY CRUSHER was subdued by HAM BURGLAR in a 1 minute Bloodfeud melee.
MAULARIA demolished NARCOLEPTIC GUARD in a 1 minute uneven Title fight.
MAULMENTUM viciously subdued ROWDY DWARF in a popular 2 minute gory contest.
TROLLDOZER demolished THUD in a 1 minute gruesome mismatched competition.
CLUMSY BARBER overpowered ARADI THUG in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
CHILLY ARSONIST viciously subdued ARADI THUG in a popular 1 minute competition.
MYOPIC VOYEUR vanquished ARADI THUG in a 1 minute uneven duel.
HEAD TRAUMA was vanquished by TEACUP THUMPER in a 1 minute uneven fight.
BASH-O-MATIC '76 vanquished INCOMPETENT PUNK in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
CRUSHED CUTICLE overpowered TOUGH MAMA in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
SMASHING SUCCESS overpowered BASH 'EM ROBOT in a 1 minute one-sided match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                  17         BASHING ATTACK   178 - 164 - 15      52  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         AIMED BLOW         0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         STRIKING ATTACK    0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         LUNGING ATTACK     0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 441 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    12 -  5     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              11   1  0  116 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 MAULMENTUM 3848.  The ten other most popular fighters were MAUL RAT 3828, 
CHILLY ARSONIST 3743, SMASHING SUCCESS 3784, TROLLDOZER 3703, HAM BURGLAR 3744, 
MAULARIA 3702, CLUMSY BARBER 3742, MYOPIC VOYEUR 3822, TEACUP THUMPER 3783, and 
BASH-O-MATIC '76 3859.

The least popular fighter this week was HEAD TRAUMA 3777.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were THUD 3780, NARCOLEPTIC GUARD 3746, WESLEY CRUSHER 3781, BASH 
'EM ROBOT 3855, CRUSHED CUTICLE 3785, BASH-O-MATIC '76 3859, TEACUP THUMPER 3783, 
MYOPIC VOYEUR 3822, CLUMSY BARBER 3742, and MAULARIA 3702.