DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/09/2012    Duedate: 02/22/2012

CLIFFHOME ARENA

DM-38    TURN-639

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

KORGOTH
BARBARIA (440)
(38-4939) [10-1-0,123]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

KORGOTH                        SURFIN' COW
BARBARIA (440)                 BUKY FELLS (442)
(38-4939) [10-1-0,123]         (38-4976) [1-0-0,21]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BASKERVILLE PIG                AFFLICTION
HOLMES ON THE RANGE (433)      APOCALYPSE (242)
(38-4884) [17-18-0,69]         (38-3945) [4-5-1,26]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ZOMBIE SQUAD (434)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BUKY FELLS (442)            55
2. APOCALYPSE (242)            24      BARBARIA (440)
3. ZOMBIE SQUAD (434)          18      Unchartered Team
4. BARBARIA (440)               6
5. TEAM FLOYD (99)              1      BUKY FELLS (442)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 BARBARIA (440)            10   1  0 90.9   1/ 1 ZOMBIE SQUAD (434)        9  4 0
 2/ 3 TEAM FLOYD (99)          333 281 19 54.2   2/ 2 JINDA-BAN (198)           8  7 0
 3/ 2 HOLMES ON THE RANG (433)  88  76  0 53.7   3/ 4 APOCALYPSE (242)          7  7 0
 4/ 4 ZOMBIE SQUAD (434)        55  61  4 47.4   4/ 6 BARBARIA (440)            3  0 0
 5/ 5 APOCALYPSE (242)         221 259 23 46.0   5/ 3 HOLMES ON THE RANG (433)  3  9 0
 6/ 6 JINDA-BAN (198)          678 883 19 43.4   6/ 0*BUKY FELLS (442)          2  3 0
 7/ 0*BUKY FELLS (442)           2   3  0 40.0   7/ 5 TEAM FLOYD (99)           2  8 0
 8- 7*WRAITHGUARD (205)          1   9  0 10.0   8- 7*WRAITHGUARD (205)         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.

     It was a pleasure to me to knock that wretched Cows Afoot down to a lower
ranking.  He's obviously a second-rate cow, or he'd be a horse.  With a little more
luck, and fights like that (which would be luck, probably), I'll have a winning
record!  Why, I might even graduate.  Weird possibility.

                                   Vonsitan Korv

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster here with my bag to give you the news on last 
week's fights.  Hey everybody, watch out for SURFIN' COW, who flew up 21 points in 
the rankings after mashing EMBEZZLING SCRIBE like a melon.  Keep your eye on this 
guy.  Ya know, some days it doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  UNCUT HARE lost to 
WHAT'S A VOLKSIE? and drops 6 points.  The most challenged warrior this week was 
VONSITAN KORV.  If this keeps up, our Duelmaster's going to need more avoids!  
KORGOTH got through to the Duelmaster this turn.  No doubt he was more than anxious 
to kick VONSITAN KORV's tail out of the throne!  It's a proud day for the BARBARIA 
stable, as their warrior, KORGOTH, ascended the Duelmaster's throne.  Can you believe 
they are paying me 10 gold to deliver this stuff?   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the CLIFFHOME arena.  Here's 
a song for you:  Who's afraid of the big, bad APOCALYPSE?  Big bad APOCALYPSE.  Big 
bad APOCALYPSE.  CLIFFHOME's afraid of the big bad APOCALYPSE.  Tra la la la la!  And 
you guys like to boo me?  Well, unsling your rasberries, cause TEAM FLOYD beats feet 
every time APOCALYPSE smiles at them.  Try farming, eh?  EAGLE'S CLAW of TEAM FLOYD 
had better have a good reason for challenging down 10 points in a challenge which he 
won.  I thought EAGLE'S CLAW showed great skill and promise when he beat KEVSILESSA 
KIRO.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  This week 7-5-2 STABBING 
EASTWARD was sent to the Dark Arena.  I know a lot of fighters with similar records 
who might take notice of this.  Big deal, so MELLOW LEDBETTER got mashed in the Dark 
Arena.  With its face it was more at home with the trolls than with us. (Waka waka).  
Knowing when to use the right tactics at the proper time is a very important step on 
the road to Duelmaster.   
     Well, there's the manager of the CLIFFHOME 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.  See ya next time 
I'm on this circuit!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KORGOTH 4939                 10   1  0   123       BARBARIA (440)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WRATH 3821                   17  10  0   118       APOCALYPSE (242)
 VONSITAN KORV 4915           14  16  0    97       JINDA-BAN (198)
 WHAT'S A VOLKSIE? 4563       13   3  0    96       TEAM FLOYD (99)
 FAITH 4894                   18  15  0    93       ZOMBIE SQUAD (434)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRRR 4971                     7   0  0    86       ZOMBIE SQUAD (434)
 THE COWS AFOOT 4882          24  11  0    85       HOLMES ON THE RANGE (433)
 EAGLE'S CLAW 4345            13   3  1    84       TEAM FLOYD (99)
 UNCUT HARE 4886              19  16  0    76       HOLMES ON THE RANGE (433)
 KEVSILESSA KIRO 4875         17  20  1    72       JINDA-BAN (198)
 BASKERVILLE PIG 4884         17  18  0    69       HOLMES ON THE RANGE (433)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LION'S MANE 4885             13  22  0    61       HOLMES ON THE RANGE (433)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LOGRANAL MAUR 4954           12   8  2    56       JINDA-BAN (198)
 TROKRESSA SALM 4967           7   7  0    55       JINDA-BAN (198)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HORSEMAN 3898                 8   8  2    36       APOCALYPSE (242)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SCOURGE 4981                  4   2  2    31       APOCALYPSE (242)
 KOBE 4973                     3   0  0    31       ZOMBIE SQUAD (434)
 AFFLICTION 3945               4   5  1    26       APOCALYPSE (242)
 WALKER 4983                   4   2  0    25       ZOMBIE SQUAD (434)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NILISMARIN SALM 4991          2   1  0    21       JINDA-BAN (198)
 SURFIN' COW 4976              1   0  0    21       BUKY FELLS (442)
-MOLVAYAS 1904                 1   1  0    15       WRAITHGUARD (205)
 INSTANT CLUB HIT 4980         1   0  0    13       BUKY FELLS (442)
 FAMINE 3959                   2   6  0    12       APOCALYPSE (242)
 DELIVERENCE 4984              1   3  0     8       TEAM FLOYD (99)
 ROCKETSHIP 4978               0   1  0     5       BUKY FELLS (442)
-FILRAEN 1905                  0   2  0     2       WRAITHGUARD (205)
-TRIEL 1906                    0   2  0     2       WRAITHGUARD (205)
-KALANNAR 1945                 0   1  0     1       WRAITHGUARD (205)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BIG TIME OPERATO 4977   0  1 0 BUKY FELLS 442       EMBEZZLING SCRIB      639  NONE
TACOLAND 4979           0  1 0 BUKY FELLS 442       BLACK ORC             639  NONE
MELLOW LEDBETTER 4561   6  6 0 TEAM FLOYD 99        BLACK ORC             639  NONE
STABBING EASTWAR 4562   7  5 2 TEAM FLOYD 99        SHEWISH GIANT         639  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Ah, a tourney listing!  We salute the participants.  Looks like a good prospect down
in the Rookies.  Are we going to see team Buky Fells here?  Not that we need more
cows, the one that's Afoot is bad enough.  But still. -- Jorja and Jinda-Ban

Grr -- Well, I don't suppose I should have expected to defeat a tourney whiz like
you.  But I *did* hope to pick up a skill or two.  No need to be stingy with 'em, you
know. -- Kevsilessa Kiro

Horseman -- At least you aren't afoot.  Be grateful for such small mercies. --
Logranal Maur

Scourge -- Nasty fellow, aren't you?  Two kills in four wins?  Even if they were
standbys, and I am *not* going back to look, that argues a very, um, focused fighter.
-- Trokressa Salm

A Persistent Beggar!  Good, just what I wanted. -- Nilismarin Salm

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

STABBING EASTWARD was butchered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
MELLOW LEDBETTER was viciously butchered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
TACOLAND was killed by BLACK ORC in a action packed 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
KORGOTH bested VONSITAN KORV in a popular 1 minute veteran's Challenge Title contest.
WHAT'S A VOLKSIE? demolished UNCUT HARE in a 1 minute Challenge competition.
EAGLE'S CLAW won victory over KEVSILESSA KIRO in a 2 minute master's Challenge fight.
WRATH overpowered THE COWS AFOOT in a 1 minute gory mismatched brawl.
FAITH handily defeated BASKERVILLE PIG in a action packed 1 minute uneven melee.
GRRR vanquished LION'S MANE in a action packed 1 minute gory uneven fight.
LOGRANAL MAUR overpowered WALKER in a 1 minute uneven match.
TROKRESSA SALM beat SCOURGE in a exciting 1 minute fight.
NILISMARIN SALM was subdued by HORSEMAN in a 1 minute amateur vs. master competition.
KOBE devastated FAMINE in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
AFFLICTION viciously subdued DELIVERENCE in a 2 minute gruesome fight.
INSTANT CLUB HIT overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute uneven struggle.
ROCKETSHIP was viciously subdued by EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute amateur's bout.
BIG TIME OPERATOR was butchered by EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
SURFIN' COW demolished EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       9         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -   5 -  0      69  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         SLASHING ATTACK   19 -  12 -  0      61  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         AIMED BLOW        35 -  25 -  0      58  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         LUNGING ATTACK     9 -   9 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   7 -  1      46  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         BASHING ATTACK     7 -   9 -  2      44  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL     10 -  16 -  0      38  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   7 -  0      30  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         TOTAL PARRY        1 -   5 -  0      17  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 639 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        2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         4 -  5         4  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         2  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  2     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       KORGOTH 4939               10   1  0  123 BARBARIA (440)
SLASHING ATTACK  WRATH 3821                 17  10  0  118 APOCALYPSE (242)
STRIKING ATTACK  GRRR 4971                   7   0  0   86 ZOMBIE SQUAD (434)
LUNGING ATTACK   THE COWS AFOOT 4882        24  11  0   85 HOLMES ON THE RANGE (433)
WALL OF STEEL    EAGLE'S CLAW 4345          13   3  1   84 TEAM FLOYD (99)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BASKERVILLE PIG 4884.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was AFFLICTION 3945.  The ten other most popular fighters were KORGOTH 4939, 
EAGLE'S CLAW 4345, FAITH 4894, GRRR 4971, TACOLAND 4979, TROKRESSA SALM 4967, 
HORSEMAN 3898, SURFIN' COW 4976, MELLOW LEDBETTER 4561, and WHAT'S A VOLKSIE? 4563.

The least popular fighter this week was BIG TIME OPERATOR 4977.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were ROCKETSHIP 4978, DELIVERENCE 4984, FAMINE 3959, WALKER 4983, 
LION'S MANE 4885, THE COWS AFOOT 4882, UNCUT HARE 4886, VONSITAN KORV 4915, STABBING 
EASTWARD 4562, and KOBE 4973.