DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/18/2007    Duedate: 08/14/2007

STORMCROWE ARENA

DM-45    TURN-258

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

RAGGEDY ANN
DARQUE FORCES (428)
(45-4148) [24-9-0,97]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

THE BRIDE                      TUNDRA
DARQUE FORCES (428)            ARCTIC WASTES (486)
(45-4180) [14-8-0,109]         (45-4280) [6-2-1,45]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FROSTBITE                      YUFFIE
NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)          DARQUE FORCES (428)
(45-4014) [7-43-0,64]          (45-4291) [5-1-0,64]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARQUE FORCES (428)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)       55
2. JESTER'S BROOD (488)        54      MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
3. DARQUE FORCES (428)         13      Unchartered Team
4. SUDDEN FURY (487)            1
5. ARCTIC WASTES (486)          0      JESTER'S BROOD (488)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*JESTER'S BROOD (488)       8   1  1 88.9   1/ 1 DARQUE FORCES (428)      11  4 0
 2/ 2*ARCTIC WASTES (486)       23  15  2 60.5   2/ 5*JESTER'S BROOD (488)      8  1 1
 3/ 3 MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)      54  36  2 60.0   3/ 2*ARCTIC WASTES (486)       8  6 0
 4/ 4 DARQUE FORCES (428)      251 188 13 57.2   4/ 3 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)     6  9 0
 5- 5*INFERNO SYNDICATE (51)     5   6  0 45.5   5/ 4 MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)      6  9 0
 6/ 6 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)    176 225  4 43.9   6/ 6*SUDDEN FURY (487)         0  6 0
 7/ 7*SUDDEN FURY (487)          4  17  1 19.0   7- 7*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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, warriors of STORMCROWE!  Once again I've been called out of 
retirement for my abilities and insights into Spyreporting.  Ya gotta be quick on yer 
feet!  Keep your elbow off the table!  Thrust!  Block out the pain!  JESTER'S BROOD 
is now ranked 2nd with a 5-0-0 turn.  What's with DAN MACK GRU?  He actually beat 
MUTANT HAMMERZ's ANGEL HAMMER, and walked away with 23 more points from the fight.  
Laughs were big at ARCTIC WASTES while they watched TUNDRA clobber AUNTY ENTITY.  She 
lost 18 points and got bruised from objects thrown from the stands.  SHADOWCAT HAMMER 
was reminded on the sands why RAGGEDY ANN is Duelmaster.  Wouldn't it be nice to have 
live subjects to practice on?  I hear some team is looking into the uses of convicted 
prisoners.   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.  How well I know the feeling 
of being in the most avoided team!  Don't fall out of practive, ARCTIC WASTES!  The 
bums at DARQUE FORCES couldn't face the challenges from ARCTIC WASTES!  No excuse for 
that!  How well I know the feeling of being the most challenged warrior, BEAST 
HAMMER!  Don't make idle boasts, they may come back to haunt you.  THE BRIDE expects 
the easy win by going 19 points down.  BEAST HAMMER will find this a hard lesson!  I 
have to get this off my chest.  What a low dog, THE BRIDE!  She can't set herself up 
in a real match.  I was sorry to see BEAST HAMMER lose.  FROSTBITE didn't quite know 
what to make of a challenge she received from YUFFIE of DARQUE FORCES, who is 21 
points below her.  YUFFIE perhaps got hers just desserts, seeing as she beat 
FROSTBITE and ended up with 64 recognition points.   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  Many a warrior has met his fate in a hungover stupor.  You 
young rapscallions, take note!   
     Who knows what the future holds for a warrior.  More fights, there's no doubt.  
STORMCROWE is a nice place to live, but I don't like to live in nice places.  
Remember--a good fighter needs both good skills and good luck.  Until next time,-- 
Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAGGEDY ANN 4148             24   9  0    97       DARQUE FORCES (428)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE BRIDE 4180               14   8  0   109       DARQUE FORCES (428)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CANNONBALL HAMMER 3960       13   5  0    88       MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
 WALRUS 3995                  15  37  0    82       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
 DAN MACK GRU 4283             8   0  1    82       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
 BEAST HAMMER 3963            11   7  0    79       MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
 SHADOWCAT HAMMER 3961         9   9  0    76       MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
 ANGEL HAMMER 3962            12   6  2    69       MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FROSTBITE 4014                7  43  0    64       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
 YUFFIE 4291                   5   1  0    64       DARQUE FORCES (428)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GELIDNIA HALE 4260            5   6  0    52       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
 LADY WINTER 4231              9   8  0    46       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
 TUNDRA 4280                   6   2  1    45       ARCTIC WASTES (486)
 BISHOP HAMMER 3993            9   7  0    34       MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
 AUNTY ENTITY 4253             6   5  1    34       DARQUE FORCES (428)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GLACIER 4279                  5   3  0    28       ARCTIC WASTES (486)
 SHUNA SASSI 4297              2   0  1    24       JESTER'S BROOD (488)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ARCTIC FOX 4290               4   3  1    22       ARCTIC WASTES (486)
 ANGRY PRINCESS 4296           2   0  0    18       JESTER'S BROOD (488)
 YUMALESCA 4289                3   4  0    17       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 JUGGERNAUT 4295               2   0  0    17       JESTER'S BROOD (488)
 SEA BEAR 4293                 2   1  0    15       ARCTIC WASTES (486)
 PELOQUIN 4298                 1   0  0    15       JESTER'S BROOD (488)
 JACKEL 4303                   1   0  0    13       JESTER'S BROOD (488)
 VORTEX 4285                   1   4  0     7       SUDDEN FURY (487)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DARKTORCH 302                 1   1  0     7       INFERNO SYNDICATE (51)
-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?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Aunty Entity -- Well, I guess the right thing to do was to just say "uncle," hmm? --
Gelidnia Hale

Beast Hammer -- (resentfully)  I'm not that much of a beast. -- Walrus
P.S.  Am I?

Cannonball Hammer -- Er...could we get someone to shoot you out of a catapult? --
Frostbite

Arctic Fox -- (exasperated)  Haven't you ever heard of ARMOR?  I don't WANT to kill
another of you Wasters, even if you go throwing yourself on my sword.  Armor Is Your
Friend. -- Dan Mack Gru

Bishop Hammer -- (mysterious smile) -- Lady Winter

Master Darque -- I hope it's working now? -- Jorja

9 July 2007
I have not been receiving my physical turns in a reliable manner lately.  If there
are diplos with the turns that go missing, they're gone for good.  So if you send me
a diplo and do not see an acknowledgement of receipt in the personals, know that I
have not gotten it (yet).  If you have email, contact me at Livia AT reality DOT com.
If you don't have email, keep trying with the diplos.  We are working on this
problem. -- the Scribe/Jorja/Leeta
P.S.  If you email me, put "Re DM" on the subject line.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

THE BRIDE devastated BEAST HAMMER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
YUFFIE vanquished FROSTBITE in a 2 minute brutal uneven Challenge battle.
YUMALESCA was savagely defeated by BISHOP HAMMER in a 1 minute Challenge duel.
RAGGEDY ANN outlasted SHADOWCAT HAMMER in a monotonous 15 minute Title fight.
WALRUS was devastated by CANNONBALL HAMMER in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
ANGEL HAMMER was defeated by DAN MACK GRU in a 1 minute struggle.
GLACIER was overpowered by GELIDNIA HALE in a 1 minute gory mismatched brawl.
LADY WINTER handily defeated ARCTIC FOX in a 1 minute uneven melee.
AUNTY ENTITY lost to TUNDRA in a popular 1 minute duel.
VORTEX slimly lost to SEA BEAR in a 3 minute gory novice's duel.
SHUNA SASSI overpowered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a slow 3 minute one-sided melee.
JUGGERNAUT demolished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute mismatched match.
ANGRY PRINCESS handily defeated MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
PELOQUIN demolished PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 3 minute one-sided brawl.
JACKEL handily defeated MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       5         TOTAL PARRY       17 -   8 -  0      68  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         LUNGING ATTACK    27 -  16 -  2      63  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         AIMED BLOW        28 -  18 -  1      61  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         SLASHING ATTACK   13 -   9 -  1      59  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -  15 -  2      48  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK    19 -  23 -  0      45  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -  13 -  0      38  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   6 -  1      25  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 258 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      RAGGEDY ANN 4148           24   9  0   97 DARQUE FORCES (428)
LUNGING ATTACK   THE BRIDE 4180             14   8  0  109 DARQUE FORCES (428)
AIMED BLOW       CANNONBALL HAMMER 3960     13   5  0   88 MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
BASHING ATTACK   BEAST HAMMER 3963          11   7  0   79 MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
STRIKING ATTACK  ANGEL HAMMER 3962          12   6  2   69 MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
SLASHING ATTACK  AUNTY ENTITY 4253           6   5  1   34 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 YUFFIE 4291.  The ten other most popular fighters were BISHOP HAMMER 3993, TUNDRA 
4280, SEA BEAR 4293, GELIDNIA HALE 4260, FROSTBITE 4014, CANNONBALL HAMMER 3960, DAN 
MACK GRU 4283, LADY WINTER 4231, AUNTY ENTITY 4253, and THE BRIDE 4180.

The least popular fighter this week was RAGGEDY ANN 4148.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SHADOWCAT HAMMER 3961, PELOQUIN 4298, SHUNA SASSI 4297, ARCTIC 
FOX 4290, GLACIER 4279, ANGEL HAMMER 3962, WALRUS 3995, BEAST HAMMER 3963, JACKEL 
4303, and ANGRY PRINCESS 4296.

                           SUMMER FACE-TO-FACE IN ATLANTA!

Our next summer FTF will be held in Atlanta, Georgia, July 27-29, 2007.  It will be 
held at the Sheraton Buckhead Hotel in Atlanta, on 3405 Lenox Road NE (404-261-9250). 
Room rates are $95.00 per night, 1-4 occupancy.  There is a free shuttle from the 
MARTA station two blocks away and free parking, high speed internet (for extra charge), 
fitness center, jacuzzi, and pool.  The rooms are blocked--ask for the Reality 
Simulations room block.  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!