DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/23/2007    Duedate: 06/19/2007

STORMCROWE ARENA

DM-45    TURN-256

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

RAGGEDY ANN
DARQUE FORCES (428)
(45-4148) [22-9-0,93]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

POSITION IS EMPTY              WHITE BEAR
                               ARCTIC WASTES (486)
                               (45-4282) [5-1-0,36]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FROSTBITE                      GLACIER
NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)          ARCTIC WASTES (486)
(45-4014) [7-41-0,62]          (45-4279) [4-2-0,28]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ARCTIC WASTES (486)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ARCTIC WASTES (486)         44
2. DARQUE FORCES (428)         26      MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
3. MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)         1      Unchartered Team
4. SUDDEN FURY (487)            0
5. NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)       -3      ARCTIC WASTES (486)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2*ARCTIC WASTES (486)       20   9  2 69.0   1/ 4*ARCTIC WASTES (486)      10  4 0
 2/ 1 MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)      50  30  2 62.5   2/ 1 DARQUE FORCES (428)      10  5 0
 3/ 3 DARQUE FORCES (428)      243 186 13 56.6   3/ 2 MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)      8  7 0
 4/ 4 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)    171 220  4 43.7   4/ 3 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)     6  9 0
 5- 5*SUDDEN FURY (487)          4  11  1 26.7   5- 5*SUDDEN FURY (487)         2  8 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in STORMCROWE this turn, and let's 
start with a look at some of the teams.  It seems the training can make the 
difference, as DARQUE FORCES is pushed out of top team by ARCTIC WASTES, who came 
from 4th with a 5-0-0 this turn.  ARCTIC WASTES stable has parlayed this turn's 5-0-0 
into a 3 space move up the rankings.  This brings them up to 1st place.  Good work, 
guys!  And let's see, THE BRIDE fought CANNONBALL HAMMER and gained 22 points and 
contributed to DARQUE FORCES' 3-2-0.  CANNONBALL HAMMER has lost to THE BRIDE, 
falling 17 points, while helping make MUTANT HAMMERZ a 2-3-0 turn.  The attempts to 
dethrone the Duelmaster have failed, and RAGGEDY ANN remains STORMCROWE's top warrior 
for another turn.  Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I have heard from unimpeachable 
sources that The Shadow's Fountain uses trolls in their stew.  Talk about gristle!   
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.  ARCTIC WASTES has cause to stand tall, 
as they were STORMCROWE's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to 
beat.  And guess who avoided ARCTIC WASTES stable the most?  Believe it or not, it 
was DARQUE FORCES.  Anyone surprised?  Well, sports fans, take notice that CANNONBALL 
HAMMER from MUTANT HAMMERZ was STORMCROWE's most challenged warrior this turn.   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  We'd like to remind certain teams not to rob the graves of their 
enemies.  You know who you are; and it's considered rude.   
     I like this place, STORMCROWE, the taverns have old wine, and young serving 
girls.  Who could ask for more?  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet 
again, keep your swords sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until the sun next rises and 
my pen sets to paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAGGEDY ANN 4148             22   9  0    93       DARQUE FORCES (428)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANGEL HAMMER 3962            12   4  2    93       MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE BRIDE 4180               12   8  0    88       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 WALRUS 3995                  15  35  0    80       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
 SHADOWCAT HAMMER 3961         9   7  0    74       MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CANNONBALL HAMMER 3960       11   5  0    65       MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
 BEAST HAMMER 3963            10   6  0    62       MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
 FROSTBITE 4014                7  41  0    62       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DAN MACK GRU 4283             6   0  1    52       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
 GELIDNIA HALE 4260            4   5  0    43       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
 AUNTY ENTITY 4253             5   4  1    40       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 WHITE BEAR 4282               5   1  0    36       ARCTIC WASTES (486)
 ARCTIC FOX 4290               4   1  1    34       ARCTIC WASTES (486)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BISHOP HAMMER 3993            8   6  0    30       MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
 TUNDRA 4280                   5   1  1    30       ARCTIC WASTES (486)
 LADY WINTER 4231              7   8  0    29       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
 GLACIER 4279                  4   2  0    28       ARCTIC WASTES (486)
 YUFFIE 4291                   3   1  0    27       DARQUE FORCES (428)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SEA BEAR 4293                 1   0  0    13       ARCTIC WASTES (486)
-PAINLESS 4288                 2   1  1    11       SUDDEN FURY (487)
 YUMALESCA 4289                2   3  0    11       DARQUE FORCES (428)
-VORTEX 4285                   1   2  0     6       SUDDEN FURY (487)
-OVERWHELM 4287                1   2  0     5       SUDDEN FURY (487)
-WHIRLWIND 4286                0   3  0     5       SUDDEN FURY (487)
-IMPACT 4284                   0   3  0     3       SUDDEN FURY (487)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Sudden Fury -- Sorry for the rough treatment last turn but I couldn't really have it
go the other way could I? -- Wretch

Angel Hammer -- Congrats on the DM throne. -- Wretch

Raggedy Ann -- Congrats on beating Angel Hammer for the throne. -- Wretch

Hammer -- Glad you will be causing someone besides me problems.  Enjoy. -- Wretch

Dan Mack Gru -- Congrats to you.  We could not get you back for the death of
Permafrost.  Maybe at a later date we will give it another try but again congrats. --
Wretch

Yumalesca -- Nice little fight. -- Arctic Fox

Master Darque -- Once again our teams meet and once again the tide shifts the other
way.  Luck or skill who will win the next meeting?  Here is hoping for me. :) --
Wretch

Whirlwind -- A tad confusing for a moment, I was sure you were the Whirlwind from
Lapur...fortunately, you were not.  I don't think I could have defeated the other
one. -- Lady Winter
P.S.  Just as a matter of curiosity, why the heavy armor?  It seems too much for you.
Not that I'm complaining!

Cannonball Hammer -- Hunting walruses with cannons is unreasonable and probably
ecologically unsound. -- Walrus, feeling hunted

Shadowcat Hammer -- Every time I thought I had you in my sights, it turned out to be
just a shadow.  Frustrating! -- Frostbite

Aunty Entity -- You loomed over me just like my old aunt, the one who used to insist
that I eat green beans even when I TOLD her I'd throw 'em back up again, even when I
DID it.  Pushed a hot button with me, you did, so I, er, got a little carried away,
you know? -- Dan Mack Gru

Bishop Hammer -- Some people can deliver good sermons, and some can't.  You can't. --
Gelidnia Hale
P.S.  Besides, I wasn't listening.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

THE BRIDE devastated CANNONBALL HAMMER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
YUFFIE was vanquished by DAN MACK GRU in a exciting 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
AUNTY ENTITY defeated LADY WINTER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge duel.
WHITE BEAR bested BISHOP HAMMER in a 2 minute gory Challenge fight.
RAGGEDY ANN outlasted SHADOWCAT HAMMER in a unpopular 16 minute Title competition.
ANGEL HAMMER vanquished WALRUS in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
FROSTBITE was overpowered by KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
BEAST HAMMER overpowered GELIDNIA HALE in a 1 minute uneven melee.
ARCTIC FOX vanquished CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute uneven duel.
GLACIER savagely defeated YUMALESCA in a action packed 3 minute gory duel.
TUNDRA overpowered OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute uneven match.
SEA BEAR overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       5         TOTAL PARRY       21 -   6 -  0      78  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         LUNGING ATTACK    29 -  18 -  4      62  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         AIMED BLOW        23 -  17 -  1      58  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -   9 -  2      57  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -  10 -  2      57  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         BASHING ATTACK    14 -  19 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   9 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -  14 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   6 -  0      25  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 256 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      RAGGEDY ANN 4148           22   9  0   93 DARQUE FORCES (428)
STRIKING ATTACK  ANGEL HAMMER 3962          12   4  2   93 MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
LUNGING ATTACK   THE BRIDE 4180             12   8  0   88 DARQUE FORCES (428)
AIMED BLOW       CANNONBALL HAMMER 3960     11   5  0   65 MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
BASHING ATTACK   BEAST HAMMER 3963          10   6  0   62 MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
SLASHING ATTACK  AUNTY ENTITY 4253           5   4  1   40 DARQUE FORCES (428)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is FROSTBITE 4014.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was GLACIER 4279.  The ten other most popular fighters were WHITE BEAR 4282, DAN MACK 
GRU 4283, AUNTY ENTITY 4253, THE BRIDE 4180, BISHOP HAMMER 3993, ANGEL HAMMER 3962, 
ARCTIC FOX 4290, TUNDRA 4280, YUFFIE 4291, and LADY WINTER 4231.

The least popular fighter this week was RAGGEDY ANN 4148.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SHADOWCAT HAMMER 3961, YUMALESCA 4289, GELIDNIA HALE 4260, 
FROSTBITE 4014, WALRUS 3995, CANNONBALL HAMMER 3960, SEA BEAR 4293, BEAST HAMMER 
3963, LADY WINTER 4231, and YUFFIE 4291.