DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/24/2015    Duedate: 01/06/2016

CLIFFHOME ARENA

DM-38    TURN-740

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

YUMMY STARDUST
TMM KNOCKOFFS (458)
(38-5172) [15-8-2,111]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

YUMMY STARDUST                 POISED POISON
TMM KNOCKOFFS (458)            WEIRD STUDENTS (464)
(38-5172) [15-8-2,111]         (38-5213) [5-2-1,59]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SKILLET LIBEL                  SKILLET LIBEL
TMM KNOCKOFFS (458)            TMM KNOCKOFFS (458)
(38-5217) [15-4-0,88]          (38-5217) [15-4-0,88]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

TMM KNOCKOFFS (458)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BOOK OF THE FALLEN (465)    24
2. TMM KNOCKOFFS (458)         21      WHAT? (412)
3. WEIRD STUDENTS (464)        16      Unchartered Team
4. UNLIKELY HEROES (461)        6
5. STAR PRAIRIE (462)           3      UNLIKELY HEROES (461)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*UNLIKELY HEROES (461)      5   0  1  100   1/ 1 TMM KNOCKOFFS (458)       9  4 1
 2/ 2 WHAT? (412)               11   6  0 64.7   2/ 2*WEIRD STUDENTS (464)      8  7 0
 3/ 3*WEIRD STUDENTS (464)      22  13  1 62.9   3/ 5*UNLIKELY HEROES (461)     3  0 0
 4/ 4 TMM KNOCKOFFS (458)       64  46  4 58.2   4/ 4*STAR PRAIRIE (462)        3  4 0
 5/ 0*BOOK OF THE FALLEN (465)   8   7  0 53.3   5/ 0*BOOK OF THE FALLEN (465)  2  0 0
 6/ 6*STAR PRAIRIE (462)         8   9  0 47.1   6/ 3 WHAT? (412)               2  1 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
CLIFFHOME brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Of course, we're all terribly 
impressed to see HETAN win a fight and gain 13 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, SKILLET 
LIBEL beat INCEST and INCEST lost 4 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And if 
variety is the spice of life, CLIFFHOME may be getting bland, as YUMMY STARDUST stays 
top dog in the city.  I'm not in a very good mood today, but why am I telling you 
this?  You want to know what's new, don't you, CLIFFHOME?   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  
CLIFFHOME, I am losing what little hope I had in you.  TMM KNOCKOFFS the most avoided 
team?  What insult will suffice, I cannot say.  And it looks like UNLIKELY HEROES 
avoided them the most this turn.  What a pack of would be losers, if you ask me.  
Hmph.  Ooh, I'm frightfully impressed, SKILLET LIBEL was this turn's most challenged 
warrior.  Watch that ego swell, sports fans.  I guess I can give a little credit to 
MIKEY of STAR PRAIRIE for challenging up by 21 to DIRECT DEATH.  MIKEY lost to get 3 
points of recognition.   
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  We're all going to die in the end, so why 
worry if the fate catches up with you sooner that later?   
     There's got to be a better place in CLIFFHOME to get a drink than The Choking 
Ogre!  Any suggestions?  Well, I've had enough of this drivel, and I'm sure you have 
too.  Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  I see the crowds are getting 
restless, I must leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YUMMY STARDUST 5172          15   8  2   111       TMM KNOCKOFFS (458)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FOREVER PORCH 5173           13  10  2    93       TMM KNOCKOFFS (458)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SKILLET LIBEL 5217           15   4  0    88       TMM KNOCKOFFS (458)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 INCEST 5235                   6   6  0    62       WHAT? (412)
 POISED POISON 5213            5   2  1    59       WEIRD STUDENTS (464)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CAPTAIN JUNKIE 5190           5   0  1    50       UNLIKELY HEROES (461)
 FLUKY FRINDING 5175          11  12  0    45       TMM KNOCKOFFS (458)
-GARY 5197                     3   1  0    39       STAR PRAIRIE (462)
-PEPPER 5198                   3   0  0    37       STAR PRAIRIE (462)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LUCKY LARRY 5231              4   1  0    31       WEIRD STUDENTS (464)
 CLEVER CLIVE 5219             5   2  0    30       WEIRD STUDENTS (464)
-HIPPSTER 5234                 2   0  0    27       STAR PRAIRIE (462)
 DIRECT DEATH 5218             5   2  0    24       WEIRD STUDENTS (464)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BUBYRD 5232                   3   2  0    21       BOOK OF THE FALLEN (465)
 FLASHWIT 5225                 2   1  0    21       BOOK OF THE FALLEN (465)
 RICHIE RICH 5212              2   5  0    15       WEIRD STUDENTS (464)
 HETAN 5242                    1   0  0    13       BOOK OF THE FALLEN (465)
 MIKEY 5249                    0   2  0     3       STAR PRAIRIE (462)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
M. CHARDINEE            0  0 0                      YUMMY STARDUST 5172   740  NONE
SHOTS 5088             14 13 4 ONE TOO MANY 450     FOREVER PORCH 5173    736  NOT REVENGED
TOWNIE 5253             0  1 0 STAR PRAIRIE 462     STONE GOLEM           740  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

For your Yuletide bloodletting pleasure, sung to the tune of "Winter Wonderland."

                          Slay bells ring, are ya listenin'?
                        Beneath the moon, blood is glistenin'!
                         A grisly sight, we're happy tonight,
                         Watchin' all the Dark Arena fights!

                       In the daytime we can catch the action,
                         as the Duelmaster defends his crown!
                         All the criticals and bloody drama,
                     and if you're nasty you can challenge down!

                              Later on, by tavern fire,
                             managers, they'll conspire,
                        to face unafraid, the challenges made,
                            Duelin' in that Alastari land!

Wishing all good D2 managers a Happy Holidays!

                                          -- Stik and Grim Fandango of Sunset

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

TOWNIE was butchered by STONE GOLEM in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
INCEST was devastated by SKILLET LIBEL in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
MIKEY was overcome by DIRECT DEATH in a 2 minute Challenge match.
YUMMY STARDUST assassinated M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute bloody mismatched Title duel.
FOREVER PORCH overpowered POISED POISON in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
CAPTAIN JUNKIE bested FLUKY FRINDING in a action packed 1 minute gory brawl.
RICHIE RICH was viciously subdued by FLASHWIT in a 2 minute bloody match.
LUCKY LARRY handily defeated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
CLEVER CLIVE vanquished CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute uneven duel.
HETAN vanquished MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         AIMED BLOW        12 -   2 -  0      86  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   2 -  0      75  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-LUNGE       18 -  10 -  0      64  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         LUNGING ATTACK    29 -  22 -  2      57  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         TOTAL PARRY        6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -  15 -  1      42  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         STRIKING ATTACK    3 -   7 -  0      30  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 740 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   YUMMY STARDUST 5172        15   8  2  111 TMM KNOCKOFFS (458)
SLASHING ATTACK  FOREVER PORCH 5173         13  10  2   93 TMM KNOCKOFFS (458)
AIMED BLOW       SKILLET LIBEL 5217         15   4  0   88 TMM KNOCKOFFS (458)
STRIKING ATTACK  POISED POISON 5213          5   2  1   59 WEIRD STUDENTS (464)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SKILLET LIBEL 5217.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was SKILLET LIBEL 5217.  The ten other most popular fighters were MIKEY 5249, 
CAPTAIN JUNKIE 5190, FLASHWIT 5225, YUMMY STARDUST 5172, FOREVER PORCH 5173, LUCKY 
LARRY 5231, CLEVER CLIVE 5219, HETAN 5242, TOWNIE 5253, and INCEST 5235.

The least popular fighter this week was RICHIE RICH 5212.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were POISED POISON 5213, FLUKY FRINDING 5175, DIRECT DEATH 5218, 
INCEST 5235, TOWNIE 5253, HETAN 5242, CLEVER CLIVE 5219, LUCKY LARRY 5231, FOREVER 
PORCH 5173, and YUMMY STARDUST 5172.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

YUMMY STARDUST (38-5172) TMM KNOCKOFFS (458)

                                CHALLENGES AND AVOIDS

To clarify:  You issue Challenges to warriors, but Avoid teams.  
To Challenge, write that warrior's name and ID# in the space provided. 
To Avoid, write the team's name and Team ID in that space. 
Make sure you include the ID!

                             * * * * *   MEMO  * * * * *

From:       The Office of Accurate Census Reporting, Gladiatorial Commission
To:         All Managers

In the interest of preserving our natural resources and preventing managerial writer's 
cramp, the census form has been eliminated, effective immediately.  Managers may 
register their warriors' races and/or favorite sayings by simply writing them on a 
separate piece of paper and submitting them to the Commission.  Each warrior may have 
up to 15 favorite sayings.  Each saying must be categorized Jeer, Gloat, Boredom, Ouch, 
Victory and may be up to 70 characters long.  For any questions, please contact the 
Gladiatorial Commission.