DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/20/2007    Duedate: 07/17/2007

STORMCROWE ARENA

DM-45    TURN-257

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

RAGGEDY ANN
DARQUE FORCES (428)
(45-4148) [23-9-0,95]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

THE BRIDE                      GLACIER
DARQUE FORCES (428)            ARCTIC WASTES (486)
(45-4180) [13-8-0,101]         (45-4279) [5-2-0,45]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FROSTBITE                      SEA BEAR
NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)          ARCTIC WASTES (486)
(45-4014) [7-42-0,63]          (45-4293) [1-1-0,10]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARQUE FORCES (428)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DARQUE FORCES (428)         49
2. JESTER'S BROOD (488)        43      MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
3. MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)        24      Unchartered Team
4. SUDDEN FURY (487)           14
5. NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)        5      JESTER'S BROOD (488)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*JESTER'S BROOD (488)       3   1  1 75.0   1/ 2 DARQUE FORCES (428)      11  4 0
 2/ 1*ARCTIC WASTES (486)       21  13  2 61.8   2/ 1*ARCTIC WASTES (486)      10  4 0
 3/ 2 MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)      52  33  2 61.2   3/ 4 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)     6  9 0
 4/ 3 DARQUE FORCES (428)      248 186 13 57.1   4/ 3 MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)      6  9 0
 5/ 0*INFERNO SYNDICATE (51)     5   6  0 45.5   5/ 0*JESTER'S BROOD (488)      3  1 1
 6/ 4 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)    173 223  4 43.7   6/ 5*SUDDEN FURY (487)         0 10 0
 7/ 5*SUDDEN FURY (487)          4  16  1 20.0   7/ 0*INFERNO SYNDICATE (51)    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.

Greetings all,

I'm happy this turn because I actually learned skills in my last fight.  I would like
to thank Shadowcat Hammer for teaching them to me.

I'm not sure how long I will be here (not on the throne, in the arena) since I just
picked up my first Expert rating last cycle.  I do not believe that any other areas
are even close to a major threshold, unless you count positive numbers as a
threshold.

Hopefully, I will be here next time.  My former teammate Hot Lips held the throne for
6 consecutive turns.  According to Terrablood's record page, which has kept records
since 2000, I need 7 to top her.  I'm doubtful, but will do my best.

Until next turn,

Raggedy Ann

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of STORMCROWE!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Former top team ARCTIC WASTES was 
unseated this week as DARQUE FORCES moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top spot 
with a 5-0-0 record for the round.  A new guild, JESTER'S BROOD, entered STORMCROWE 
with a clash this turn, showing off a 3-1-1 record.  Indeed, a worthy addition to the 
city guilds.  BEAST HAMMER caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as 
he skillfully bested WALRUS and was awarded 20 points in recognition.  In one of the 
week's more notable duels, AUNTY ENTITY put down GELIDNIA HALE, causing her to lose 
11 points of recognition in the process.  Not for nothing has RAGGEDY ANN in the past 
laid claim to the Duelmaster's throne, and this week she's proven hers combat skill 
yet again.  Heed this!  A seer has warned that if exactly 6 die in duels this week, 
the whole city shall perish!  Just remember...5 or 7!   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  Loose talk at the arena has 
reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters are after 
GELIDNIA HALE.  Watch your back!   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  My condolences to ARCTIC WASTES for their loss of a very promising 
warrior, WHITE BEAR.  WHITE BEAR went to doom before the arms of CAPTURED ORC, a 
warrior of STORMCROWE.  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!  Sadly warriors, now longer 
can I keep thy company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  
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                  
 RAGGEDY ANN 4148             23   9  0    95       DARQUE FORCES (428)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE BRIDE 4180               13   8  0   101       DARQUE FORCES (428)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANGEL HAMMER 3962            12   5  2    86       MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
 BEAST HAMMER 3963            11   6  0    82       MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
 WALRUS 3995                  15  36  0    81       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
 SHADOWCAT HAMMER 3961         9   8  0    75       MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
 CANNONBALL HAMMER 3960       12   5  0    74       MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FROSTBITE 4014                7  42  0    63       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DAN MACK GRU 4283             7   0  1    59       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AUNTY ENTITY 4253             6   4  1    52       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 GLACIER 4279                  5   2  0    45       ARCTIC WASTES (486)
 YUFFIE 4291                   4   1  0    42       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 LADY WINTER 4231              8   8  0    36       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GELIDNIA HALE 4260            4   6  0    32       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
 BISHOP HAMMER 3993            8   7  0    31       MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
 ARCTIC FOX 4290               4   2  1    31       ARCTIC WASTES (486)
 TUNDRA 4280                   5   2  1    24       ARCTIC WASTES (486)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YUMALESCA 4289                3   3  0    18       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 SHUNA SASSI 4297              1   0  1    16       JESTER'S BROOD (488)
 SEA BEAR 4293                 1   1  0    10       ARCTIC WASTES (486)
 ANGRY PRINCESS 4296           1   0  0     9       JESTER'S BROOD (488)
 JUGGERNAUT 4295               1   0  0     8       JESTER'S BROOD (488)
-DARKTORCH 302                 1   1  0     7       INFERNO SYNDICATE (51)
 VORTEX 4285                   1   3  0     6       SUDDEN FURY (487)
 FIREDANCE 298                 1   2  0     5       INFERNO SYNDICATE (51)
-BLOODBLAZER 299               1   1  0     4       INFERNO SYNDICATE (51)
-BLUEFLAME 301                 1   1  0     4       INFERNO SYNDICATE (51)
-HEATWAVE 300                  1   1  0     4       INFERNO SYNDICATE (51)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
EMBEZZLING SCRIBE 5    0  1 0   1                   SHUNA SASSI 4297      257 NONE    
WHITE BEAR 4282        5  2 0 ARCTIC WASTES 486     CAPTURED ORC 8        257 NONE    
VICTIM #1 4294         0  1 0 JESTER'S BROOD 488    SHEWISH GIANT 21      257 NONE    
WHIRLWIND 4286         0  4 0 SUDDEN FURY 487       DARK CHAMPION 24      257 NONE    
OVERWHELM 4287         1  3 0 SUDDEN FURY 487       BLACK ORC 20          257 NONE    
IMPACT 4284            0  4 0 SUDDEN FURY 487       STONE GOLEM 26        257 NONE    
PAINLESS 4288          2  2 1 SUDDEN FURY 487       SPYMASTER 22          257 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Jorja -- Been trying to email you, but I keep getting bounced. -- Master Darque
P.S.  rebelnerfherder at yahoo dot com

Yuffie?  What kind of name is that?  It conjures up images of, well, warm-and-fluffy,
not darqueness.  Still, who knows about names, eh?  Besides, the name often doesn't
connect to the Inner Person.  After all, look at me:  I'm called Dangerous Dan, but
my Inner Person is a total pussycat. -- Dan Mack Gru

Aunty Entity -- Drat.  I have always been intimidated by my aunts, and I see that it
applies to other people's aunts, also.  At least, I hope you're not related to me?
That would be a truly startling prospect. -- Lady Winter
P.S.  To acquire an aunt without forewarning.

Angel Hammer -- I question that.  Hammer, yes, angel, I don't think so.  How can an
orc be an angel, after all? -- a hammered Walrus
P.S.  Surely, after four years I could graduate?  Is this too much to ask?

The Kung-Fu Master may have won that fight, well, he DID win that fight, but I froze
his little toe off when he kicked me.  Disregard me at your peril! -- Frostbite

Beast Hammer -- And it's very beastly you are, too. -- Gelidnia Hale

Wretch -- Well, I'm not going anywhere, so come when you can. -- Dan Mack Gru
P.S.  I do regret Permafrost.  I TOLD them not to build the fire right there, but
they did, and shwush--the permafrost melted.  Really messy.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

WHIRLWIND was butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
OVERWHELM was butchered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
IMPACT was easily killed by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute gory Dark Arena match.
PAINLESS was slaughtered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
VICTIM #1 was dealt death by SHEWISH GIANT in a popular 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
THE BRIDE subdued ANGEL HAMMER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge competition.
AUNTY ENTITY vanquished GELIDNIA HALE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
YUMALESCA beat SEA BEAR in a crowd pleasing 5 minute gory Challenge brawl.
RAGGEDY ANN outwaited SHADOWCAT HAMMER in a crowd boring 16 minute Title melee.
WALRUS was vanquished by BEAST HAMMER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
FROSTBITE was vanquished by CANNONBALL HAMMER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
ARCTIC FOX was overpowered by DAN MACK GRU in a 1 minute uneven match.
WHITE BEAR was killed by CAPTURED ORC in a exciting 2 minute brutal fight.
BISHOP HAMMER was bested by LADY WINTER in a 1 minute conflict.
TUNDRA was devastated by YUFFIE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided battle.
GLACIER overpowered CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
VORTEX was savagely defeated by ANGRY PRINCESS in a 5 minute bloody novice's duel.
FIREDANCE lost to JUGGERNAUT in a 1 minute novice's fray.
SHUNA SASSI delivered the death blow upon EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   6         TOTAL PARRY       19 -   7 -  0      73  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         SLASHING ATTACK   13 -   8 -  2      62  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         LUNGING ATTACK    27 -  19 -  3      59  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         AIMED BLOW        25 -  18 -  1      58  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -  14 -  2      48  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         BASHING ATTACK    17 -  21 -  0      45  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -  13 -  0      35  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   7 -  1      22  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 257 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         4 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  3         3  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     3 -  3     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  5         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      RAGGEDY ANN 4148           23   9  0   95 DARQUE FORCES (428)
LUNGING ATTACK   THE BRIDE 4180             13   8  0  101 DARQUE FORCES (428)
STRIKING ATTACK  ANGEL HAMMER 3962          12   5  2   86 MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
BASHING ATTACK   BEAST HAMMER 3963          11   6  0   82 MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
AIMED BLOW       CANNONBALL HAMMER 3960     12   5  0   74 MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  AUNTY ENTITY 4253           6   4  1   52 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 SEA BEAR 4293.  The ten other most popular fighters were WHITE BEAR 4282, VICTIM 
#1 4294, YUFFIE 4291, VORTEX 4285, ANGRY PRINCESS 4296, THE BRIDE 4180, BEAST HAMMER 
3963, GLACIER 4279, JUGGERNAUT 4295, and AUNTY ENTITY 4253.

The least popular fighter this week was RAGGEDY ANN 4148.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SHADOWCAT HAMMER 3961, IMPACT 4284, FIREDANCE 298, TUNDRA 4280, 
ARCTIC FOX 4290, FROSTBITE 4014, WALRUS 3995, GELIDNIA HALE 4260, PAINLESS 4288, and 
OVERWHELM 4287.