DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/22/2005    Duedate: 07/19/2005

STORMCROWE ARENA

DM-45    TURN-231

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

HOT LIPS
DARQUE FORCES (428)
(45-3743) [29-6-0,129]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BOMBSHELL                      POSITION IS EMPTY
DARQUE FORCES (428)            
(45-3914) [18-10-3,141]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ALICE OSBORNE                  ALICE OSBORNE
MORDRED'S MADMEN (409)         MORDRED'S MADMEN (409)
(45-3970) [13-13-1,104]        (45-3970) [13-13-1,104]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SUPERIOR FORCES (310)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MORDRED'S MADMEN (409)      50
2. NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)       42      SUPERIOR FORCES (310)
3. SUPERIOR FORCES (310)       28      Unchartered Team
4. DARQUE FORCES (428)         16
5. AVID FANS (65)               3      BLANK II (106)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 SUPERIOR FORCES (310)     70  50  0 58.3   1/ 1 SUPERIOR FORCES (310)     9  2 0
 2/ 2 DARQUE FORCES (428)      172 142  9 54.8   2/ 2 DARQUE FORCES (428)       9  6 0
 3/ 3 MORDRED'S MADMEN (409)   123 104  6 54.2   3/ 6 MORDRED'S MADMEN (409)    8  7 0
 4/ 4 AVID FANS (65)           127 122 11 51.0   4/ 4 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)     7  8 0
 5/ 5 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)    121 148  3 45.0   5/ 3 A DEAL'S A DEAL (457)     6  9 0
 6/ 6 A DEAL'S A DEAL (457)     50  80  5 38.5   6/ 5 AVID FANS (65)            4  3 0
 7- 7 THE LORDS OF WAR (477)    11  21  1 34.4   7- 7 THE LORDS OF WAR (477)    2  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

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly STORMCROWE games.  Warriors--remember that glory waits 
always around the corner!  Witness how this week MORDRED'S MADMEN went 4-1-0 to move 
up 3 in the rankings.  FROSTFLARE caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial 
commission as he skillfully bested DANGEROUS CRIMINAL and was awarded 18 points in 
recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, AMY YATES put down GREZELDA, 
causing her to lose 11 points of recognition in the process.  As is fitting, the most 
sought after warrior on the challenge boards this week was none other than Duelmaster 
HOT LIPS herself.  This time out ALICE OSBORNE made his bid for the throne as he 
challenged HOT LIPS in an all out contest of skill for possession of the title!  
Although ALICE OSBORNE made a valiant effort, it did not suffice to topple the reign 
of victorious HOT LIPS.  No confirmation, but my sources claim that the top team has 
gained their position using magical aids.  Charmed weapons perhaps?   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In STORMCROWE "art" is a word that has 
long since passed from the language!  I saw one fighter that warriors avoided when 
this week's challenge seeking began.  MORDRED'S MADMEN is feared.  This much I can 
say.  Apparently the stalwarts of AVID FANS are catching the bulk of jests down at 
the challenging board for their large share of the avoids.  Give THE STATISTICIAN 
credit for his courage.  Did you note how he challenged BOMBSHELL despite the 58 
point difference in their rankings?  3 points of newly earned recognition and a dose 
of my admiration is what THE STATISTICIAN must now weigh against the defeat which 
resulted.   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  Some say a warrior is judged by the way he bears arms.  One thing 
is sure, better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in STORMCROWE.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  Ahh, but I can hear the 
spires of a far off city calling to me.  I must away!  Till next we meet remember - 
the pen is mightier than the sword, but a maul is a different story!-- Zontani Sharp 
Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOT LIPS 3743                29   6  0   129       DARQUE FORCES (428)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOMBSHELL 3914               18  10  3   141       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 DEATH FOG 4017               16   6  0   110       SUPERIOR FORCES (310)
 SHARD 3507                   17  27  1   108       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
 ALICE OSBORNE 3970           13  13  1   104       MORDRED'S MADMEN (409)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FRANCINE KRUGER 4015          9  13  0    88       MORDRED'S MADMEN (409)
 THE BEER VENDOR 1975         18  18  1    83       AVID FANS (65)
 THE STATISTICIAN 2309        15  17  0    83       AVID FANS (65)
 JANE THE RIPPER 4096         10   4  0    82       MORDRED'S MADMEN (409)
 PYROTECHNICS 4018            19   3  0    78       SUPERIOR FORCES (310)
 MOTHER 3741                  19  16  1    74       DARQUE FORCES (428)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-COLOUR COMMENTATOR 3951       7   5  1    66       AVID FANS (65)
 ZOEY 4126                     7   3  1    62       A DEAL'S A DEAL (457)
 A TALENT SCOUT 3950           8   5  0    58       AVID FANS (65)
-THE JANITOR 2545              8   9  0    57       AVID FANS (65)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FROSTFLARE 4112               6   6  0    55       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
 AMY YATES 4145                7   1  1    51       MORDRED'S MADMEN (409)
 ICELINIA 4092                 8   7  1    49       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
 WALRUS 3995                   8  17  0    41       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
 ASU 4105                      5   0  0    40       SUPERIOR FORCES (310)
-SHADOW STALKER 4155           7   5  0    39       THE LORDS OF WAR (477)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GREZELDA 4131                 4   5  0    33       A DEAL'S A DEAL (457)
 RAGGEDY ANN 4148              6   1  0    28       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 LULU 4135                     4   4  0    28       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 FROSTBITE 4014                2  21  0    27       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BERTHA 4168                   4   1  1    24       A DEAL'S A DEAL (457)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JEANIE VORHES 4169            2   2  0    14       MORDRED'S MADMEN (409)
-TERLIMON 4170                 1   0  0    13       THE LORDS OF WAR (477)
 AUNTY MACASSAR 4137           2   6  0    12       A DEAL'S A DEAL (457)
-JARA 4160                     2   1  0     8       THE LORDS OF WAR (477)
-SMOKE 4154                    1   1  1     5       THE LORDS OF WAR (477)
-CARA 4159                     0   2  0     2       THE LORDS OF WAR (477)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
MALDROIT MABEL 4161    2  4 0 A DEAL'S A DEAL 457   STONE GOLEM 26        231 NONE    
NORA BATES 3883       13 17 0 MORDRED'S MADMEN 409  BOMBSHELL 3914        227 NOT REVE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

All -- Geez, ya gets rid a one ork an da other two gives tha dirtiest looks.  An orks
can really shrivel it up, too. -- Applejack

Jeanie Vorhes -- Wait'll I tell my "ork" friends of this one.  Well, maybe later.
They're kinda riled. -- Bertha

ASU -- Despite the losing record, I'm holding down more than my weight.  Fer
instance...I keep improving and intensifying my stablemates.  Ya that's the ticket.
-- Aunty (not for nothin)

Pyrotechnics -- Give it a sec, then you can help me up.  Showoff. -- Grezzzelda (not
a happy gal, but wiser for the experience)

Lulu -- Guys, look out.  She's a real Lulu. -- Mabel (c'mon, someone'd said it if'n I
didn't)

Jara -- Good gods, woman, put some armor on!  You're just asking for trouble, and
Jorja would be SO annoyed if I went and slew you by accident. -- Frostflare
P.S.  Not, of course, as annoyed as she would be if I slew you on purpose....

Mother -- Oooh, getting down to the nitty gritty here, are we?  But you have to
realize that some of us WILL hit a mother, if that's what it takes. -- Shard

Jane the Ripper -- You are a nasty woman and you DESERVE cabbage.  OLD cabbage. --
Walrus

Amy Yates -- You're a madwoman, all right, but at least you're warm.  I hope you
appreciate that.  I can't seem to get warm, no matter what. -- Frostbite

Raggedy Ann -- Wow, you give new meaning to the phrase "bad hair day"! -- Icelinia

Ed. -- Are you unfamiliar with pickled kings, then?  How strange.  They're quite good
spiked into roasts just before said roasts go into the oven.  They add a certain
something to the flavor, and make tough cuts more enjoyable.  I've got a recipe
around here somewhere.... -- Walrus

     It all sounds rather suspicious.  I should think a pickled king would go up in
     flames if placed in an oven.  Or are we talking pickled in some other way? --
     Ed.

Applejack -- Who's not that cute? -- Inquiring Minds want to know

Jara -- Not unless you tip better. -- Dothalne, Beggar in good standing but not in it
for the "fun"

7 June 2005
I am in the process of moving house, and spotlight writing for the next two months
will be very hit-and-miss. -- the Scribe

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MALDROIT MABEL was dealt death by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
ALICE OSBORNE was luckily beaten by HOT LIPS in a 12 minute Challenge Title melee.
THE STATISTICIAN was bested by BOMBSHELL in a 5 minute veteran's Challenge contest.
FRANCINE KRUGER demolished ZOEY in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
THE BEER VENDOR was vanquished by SHARD in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
JANE THE RIPPER overpowered MOTHER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
AMY YATES overpowered GREZELDA in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
DEATH FOG vanquished VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
PYROTECHNICS outlasted VETERAN MERCENARY in a action packed 7 minute duel.
A TALENT SCOUT overpowered LULU in a action packed 1 minute one-sided fight.
FROSTFLARE overpowered DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute brutal one-sided fight.
WALRUS was bested by ASU in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
ICELINIA demolished AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute gory mismatched match.
FROSTBITE was unbelievably bested by RAGGEDY ANN in a popular 6 minute conflict.
AUNTY MACASSAR was luckily beaten by JEANIE VORHES in a 7 minute struggle.
BERTHA overpowered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 2 minute mismatched brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         TOTAL PARRY       32 -  19 -  0      63  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         WALL OF STEEL      8 -   6 -  1      57  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         LUNGING ATTACK    29 -  25 -  2      54  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         PARRY-STRIKE      17 -  15 -  2      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         BASHING ATTACK     9 -   9 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         SLASHING ATTACK   14 -  15 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   25 -  32 -  1      44  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -  12 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         AIMED BLOW        15 -  21 -  0      42  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   8 -  0      20  |

Turn 231 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      HOT LIPS 3743              29   6  0  129 DARQUE FORCES (428)
PARRY-STRIKE     BOMBSHELL 3914             18  10  3  141 DARQUE FORCES (428)
AIMED BLOW       DEATH FOG 4017             16   6  0  110 SUPERIOR FORCES (310)
SLASHING ATTACK  JANE THE RIPPER 4096       10   4  0   82 MORDRED'S MADMEN (409)
LUNGING ATTACK   MOTHER 3741                19  16  1   74 DARQUE FORCES (428)
STRIKING ATTACK  ZOEY 4126                   7   3  1   62 A DEAL'S A DEAL (457)
WALL OF STEEL    ICELINIA 4092               8   7  1   49 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ALICE OSBORNE 3970.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was ALICE OSBORNE 3970.  The ten other most popular fighters were FROSTBITE 
4014, BOMBSHELL 3914, AUNTY MACASSAR 4137, MALDROIT MABEL 4161, THE STATISTICIAN 
2309, HOT LIPS 3743, DEATH FOG 4017, A TALENT SCOUT 3950, FROSTFLARE 4112, and ASU 
4105.

The least popular fighter this week was PYROTECHNICS 4018.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were JEANIE VORHES 4169, WALRUS 3995, GREZELDA 4131, MOTHER 3741, 
THE BEER VENDOR 1975, ZOEY 4126, LULU 4135, BERTHA 4168, RAGGEDY ANN 4148, and AMY 
YATES 4145.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

BOMBSHELL (45-3914) DARQUE FORCES (428)

                    HOLD THE DATES!  (FACE-TO-FACE XXXV AND XXXVI)

Summer Face-to-Face Tournament XXXV in St. Louis!  
Our next summer FTF will be held in downtown St. Louis, July 29-31, 2005.  It will be 
at the Radisson Hotel & Suites, St. Louis (800-925-1395--ask for the Reality 
Simulations room block). Room rates are $99.00 per night, 1-4 occupancy.  The rooms 
are blocked--please make your reservation by mid-June before the block is released! 
Look for transportation info in the tournament information sheet.  See you there!

Winter Face-to-Face Tournament XXXVI in Tempe!
Our next winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 20-22, 2006.  It will be 
held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Tempe, Arizona (480-894-7444), the same hotel as 
last year by popular request.  Room rates are $139.00 per night (same as last year!), 
1-4 occupancy, which includes full cooked breakfast, complimentary manager's 
reception, free airport shuttle, free parking, high speed internet (for extra charge), 
fitness center, jacuzzi, and pool.  The rooms are blocked--please make your 
reservation soon before the block is released!  (This is prime season for Phoenix, and
several people were unable to book rooms last year because they waited too long.)  
Look for transportation info in the tournament information sheet.  We hope you're all 
looking forward to it and that we will see you there!