DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/17/2014    Duedate: 12/30/2014

SOLVEN ARENA

DM-22    TURN-750

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ROE V WADE
THE DEMOCRATS (202)
(22-6226) [15-8-0,132]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ROE V WADE                     SECOND MATE
THE DEMOCRATS (202)            SEA DOGS (786)
(22-6226) [15-8-0,132]         (22-7157) [2-1-0,28]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ROE V WADE                     MICHAEL MOORE
THE DEMOCRATS (202)            THE DEMOCRATS (202)
(22-6226) [15-8-0,132]         (22-6410) [2-5-1,14]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)         48
2. PRIME MEAT (773)            46      MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
3. THE DEMOCRATS (202)         38      Unchartered Team
4. SEA DOGS (786)              12
5. HEAD HUNTERS II (529)        1      SEA DOGS (786)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 2 80'S DISCO (361)          35  31  1 53.0   1/ 4 MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)       7  8 1
 2- 3 THE MENTORS GORE (781)    17  17  1 50.0   2/ 2 ARE YOU ? (768)           6  8 1
 3/ 1*SEA DOGS (786)             2   2  0 50.0   3- 3 THE MENTORS GORE (781)    5  4 0
 4/ 4 MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)      528 546 13 49.2   4/ 6 THE DEMOCRATS (202)       5  5 0
 5/ 5 THE DEMOCRATS (202)      172 179 13 49.0   5- 1 80'S DISCO (361)          4  2 0
 6/ 6 ARE YOU ? (768)          107 141  6 43.1   6/ 5*SEA DOGS (786)            2  2 0
 7/ 0*PRIME MEAT (773)           2   3  1 40.0   7/ 0*PRIME MEAT (773)          2  3 1
 8/ 0*HEAD HUNTERS II (529)      0   4  0  0.0   8/ 0*HEAD HUNTERS II (529)     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.

     Hello, Solven.  It is good to back home.  After many years on vacation, I
decided it was time to come back and have fun.  I did not expect to be Duelmaster on
my first turn back with a random match.  I doubt I can keep the seat for long, since
I will challenge Rockit this turn.  Silver Seas, was a good match, many skills were
learned.  Note to future challengers of Silver Seas, aim for the groin.  Apparently
that is his weak spot.  Wear a cup, bud.
     See you on the sands!
R.V.W

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, in SOLVEN a quiet thief gets rich, but a quiet spymaster gets poor.  
So bring me ale and harken to my tidbits of news.  It seems the training can make the 
difference, as 80'S DISCO is pushed out of top team by MIDDLE WAY 15, who came from 
4th with a 5-0-1 this turn.  Now keep the taverns open late tonight, for there are 
sorrows to drown for 80'S DISCO, whose 0-0-0 this turn dropped them by 4 into 5th.  
MIDDLE WAY 15 stable has parlayed this turn's 5-0-1 into a 3 space move up the 
rankings.  This brings them up to 1st place.  Good work, guys!  SOLVEN welcomes a new 
team to our ranks, unofficially of course, for now.  But welcome nonetheless to PRIME 
MEAT.  Let's see what you can do.  And let's see, JAYNE PENN fought LITTLE WORLD and 
gained 27 points and contributed to MIDDLE WAY 15's 5-0-1.  FIRE has lost to CHARLES 
RANGEL, falling 14 points, while helping make ARE YOU ? a 0-5-0 turn.  The attempts 
to dethrone the Duelmaster have failed, and ROE V WADE remains SOLVEN's top warrior 
for another turn.  By the way, was that our Duelmaster that I saw last night, cramped 
under the table at The Victory Tavern?   
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  Hearty mugs of ale were raised in 
SOLVEN today as LITTLE WORLD was bid farewell to a 6-3-0 warrior, with JAYNE PENN of 
MIDDLE WAY 15 standing silent and pensive.  Is it really true that SOLVEN has more 
dishwashers per capita that fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  Well, I'm burning daylight here in SOLVEN and I've a long road 
ahead of me.  Happy Trails.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to paper-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROE V WADE 6226              15   8  0   132       THE DEMOCRATS (202)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ROCKIT 6953                  11   4  1    98       80'S DISCO (361)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NYSSA RYE 7045               20  23  2    88       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
 SILVER SEAS 7127             14   6  0    85       ARE YOU ? (768)
 CHARLES RANGEL 6229           9  12  1    83       THE DEMOCRATS (202)
-ALIEN 7113                    8   2  1    80       THE MENTORS GORE (781)
 FENDER 7186                   7   3  0    74       ARE YOU ? (768)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FIRE 7160                    10   6  2    58       ARE YOU ? (768)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CONFUSION 6874                8   6  0    54       80'S DISCO (361)
 JAYNE PENN 7162               6  10  2    53       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
-DOWN UNDER 7135               5   3  0    50       80'S DISCO (361)
 NORM RIDDLE 7085             10  19  0    49       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
 JOHN EDWARDS 6399             4   6  1    45       THE DEMOCRATS (202)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CANDYMAN 7177                 3   0  0    32       THE MENTORS GORE (781)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SECOND MATE 7157              2   1  0    28       SEA DOGS (786)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JULIAN FRYE 7194              4   1  0    23       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
 IDRIA JONES 7203              2   0  0    21       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
-BLOOD CLOT 7182               2   3  0    20       THE MENTORS GORE (781)
 NY STRIP 7010                 1   0  1    16       PRIME MEAT (773)
-CHUCKY 7121                   2   2  0    15       THE MENTORS GORE (781)
 MICHAEL MOORE 6410            2   5  1    14       THE DEMOCRATS (202)
 FILET MIGNON 7007             1   0  0    14       PRIME MEAT (773)
 ENVIRONMENTALIST 6427         1   3  0     8       THE DEMOCRATS (202)
 DELMONICO 7009                0   1  0     5       PRIME MEAT (773)
-VORAN 4603                    0   1  0     3       HEAD HUNTERS II (529)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
POLITE BEGGAR           0  0 0                      NY STRIP 7010         750  NONE
DA1 7204                0  1 0 ARE YOU ? 768        BLACK ORC             750  NONE
LITTLE WORLD 7189       6  3 0 ARE YOU ? 768        JAYNE PENN 7162       750   
JARAXLE 4601            0  2 0 HEAD HUNTERS II 529  MOUNTAIN TROLL        750  NONE
HOWIE B. GONE 7192      3  3 0 MIDDLE WAY 15 747    FIRE 7160             748   
A 7008                  0  1 0 PRIME MEAT 773       BANDIT PRINCE         750  NONE
PORTERHOUSE 7011        0  1 0 PRIME MEAT 773       MOUNTAIN TROLL        750  NONE
ELF OVERBOARD 7152      0  1 0 SEA DOGS 786         MASTER KAYR VAIL      750  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Good day to all in Solven!  It is good to playing the game again.  Some things you
can never just give up on.  This game being one of those things that just stick with
you.  I was never an elite manager, but I had a my share of fighters who dominated
till graduating.  Just not the current guys.  Let's just say, I wouldn't mind if a
few died.  Hope the Duel2 gods bless you all with good favs. -- Al Gore

Blood Clot -- Really, 3 solid hits in the first minute, and nothing.  Must be nerf
weapons. -- Al Gore

     The insurance companies provided them.

Down Under -- C'mon, what is with all the nerf weapons.  Three crits in the first
minute, and you fight the rest of the match on your back.  That is some cheating.
You must be a Republican.  Next time, you won't be able to "fix" the match. -- Al
Gore

     Was it broken?

Chucky -- Enjoy the skills.  Great comeback after those hits you ate. -- Al Gore

Confusion -- Thanks for the skills!  Feel free to challenge Charles Rangel anytime.
I like my opponents who drop after 1 hit. -- Al Gore

     Seriously, glad to see you back and talking.

One-four again.  I hope this is NOT a habit we're forming!  Fortunately, our new
member drew a standby and dealt with that creep in the proper fashion.  You can't let
these constables get too friendly, you know.  It leads to Problems. -- Nyssa Rye

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

JARAXLE was butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
A was slaughtered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
PORTERHOUSE was barely slain by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 2 minute gory Dark Arena match.
ELF OVERBOARD was slaughtered by MASTER KAYR VAILL in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
DA1 was viciously butchered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena fight.
CHARLES RANGEL demolished FIRE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
MICHAEL MOORE was luckily beaten by JULIAN FRYE in a 2 minute Challenge struggle.
ROE V WADE devastated SILVER SEAS in a 1 minute one-sided Title competition.
FENDER was overcome by NYSSA RYE in a 2 minute uneven melee.
LITTLE WORLD was slaughtered by JAYNE PENN in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
JOHN EDWARDS viciously subdued SECOND MATE in a popular 1 minute gory duel.
NORM RIDDLE beat HAPPY PEASANT in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
IDRIA JONES overpowered DELMONICO in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided match.
ENVIRONMENTALIST was handily defeated by FILET MIGNON in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
NY STRIP murdered POLITE BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         STRIKING ATTACK    5 -   1 -  1      83  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         BASHING ATTACK     7 -   3 -  2      70  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         AIMED BLOW        11 -   6 -  0      65  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         LUNGING ATTACK    35 -  27 -  0      56  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         WALL OF STEEL     13 -  21 -  2      38  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK    1 -   8 -  1      11  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 750 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  ROE V WADE 6226            15   8  0  132 THE DEMOCRATS (202)
LUNGING ATTACK   SILVER SEAS 7127           14   6  0   85 ARE YOU ? (768)
BASHING ATTACK   FIRE 7160                  10   6  2   58 ARE YOU ? (768)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ROE V WADE 6226.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was MICHAEL MOORE 6410.  The ten other most popular fighters were JOHN EDWARDS 6399, 
FENDER 7186, PORTERHOUSE 7011, CHARLES RANGEL 6229, JULIAN FRYE 7194, NORM RIDDLE 
7085, IDRIA JONES 7203, ROE V WADE 6226, NYSSA RYE 7045, and FILET MIGNON 7007.

The least popular fighter this week was ENVIRONMENTALIST 6427.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SECOND MATE 7157, LITTLE WORLD 7189, SILVER SEAS 7127, FIRE 
7160, DA1 7204, ELF OVERBOARD 7152, DELMONICO 7009, JAYNE PENN 7162, A 7008, and 
JARAXLE 4601.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

SILVER SEAS (22-7127) ARE YOU ? (768)

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

For those of you who keep track of such things, several additional warriors 
graduated from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament. 

                   CHARGING BUFFALO (11-5764) TRIBAL COUNCIL  (518) 
                        PHOTON (18-3292) MAD SCIENTISTS  (75) 
                     YOURBAGD FOREVER (47-6968) THE OPERA  (613) 
                    TERRY SEYMOUR (74-4284) MEDAL OF HONOR  (519) 
                             SHADIS (77-174) RESCUE  (48) 
                  VANNA WHITE (82-39213) SUAVE'S FINEST HOUR  (4264) 
                  BANALADAR (82-37977) SUPERIOR FORCES 5703  (6306) 
                    ANNIE DUKE (82-49334) HOUSE OF CARDS 3  (8302) 
                 SLICK BILLY (82-49457) POLITICALY INCORRECT  (8320) 
                    PRIVATE 28 (84-3780) MEDAL OF HONOR L2  (736) 
                    GIAN CHILD (84-8531) SUPE FORCES 1906  (1564) 
                    LEBRON LEAVING (84-15536) WHY I WORRY  (2744) 
                  FOREST MOON (84-20784) STORMY'S TROOPERS C  (3699) 
                     GRIMLOUNGE (84-25308) THE BLACK WIND  (4494) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes