DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/23/2011    Duedate: 04/19/2011

STORMCROWE ARENA

DM-45    TURN-306

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CALLOUS COURTNEY
STREET WALKERS (516)
(45-4622) [14-2-1,109]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CALLOUS COURTNEY               NJORD
STREET WALKERS (516)           GOD OR GODDESS (513)
(45-4622) [14-2-1,109]         (45-4574) [7-2-3,48]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

JOSIE WALES                    ELISHAR
STREET WALKERS (516)           GOD OR GODDESS (513)
(45-4620) [13-1-1,105]         (45-4575) [6-3-1,43]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

STREET WALKERS (516)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. STREET WALKERS (516)        30
2. NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)       25      STREET WALKERS (516)
3. ERRATA (490)                10      Unchartered Team
4. GOD OR GODDESS (513)         4
5. OF WOLF & MAN 4 (491)        1      GOD OR GODDESS (513)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 STREET WALKERS (516)      61  16  4 79.2   1/ 1 STREET WALKERS (516)     13  2 0
 2- 2 DARQUE FORCES (428)      346 229 19 60.2   2/ 2 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)    10  5 1
 3/ 4 OF WOLF & MAN 4 (491)     51  39  4 56.7   3/ 4*GOD OR GODDESS (513)      6  9 0
 4/ 3*GOD OR GODDESS (513)      25  20  4 55.6   4/ 5 ERRATA (490)              5  3 0
 5/ 5 ERRATA (490)              37  37  8 50.0   5- 3 DARQUE FORCES (428)       4  0 1
 6/ 6 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)    224 276  6 44.8   6/ 6 OF WOLF & MAN 4 (491)     0  2 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

Players old and new!

     Some of you may know that at one point last year, RSI tried to pull together an
arena in which role-playing in the personals and in spotlights would be a significant
(and rewarded) feature.  Though it didn't work out, the idea remains an appealing
one.  I would like to propose that we, the players, sponsor such an effort.  No
rules, no prizes, just players getting into the spirit of role-play.
     I suggest Telorinthe, arena 83, as a place to try this.  Telorinthe is the slow
no-tourney arena, and it seems like a good place for this experiment.  There is no
large body of entrenched players with other interests.  Although some background work
has been done, there is no great, creaking, edifice of old spotlights to deal with.
Very little in the way of vested interests.  Perhaps if all goes well, the idea might
catch on in other arenas.
     In keeping with the "no rules" idea, I won't say, "Begins on turn ###!"  Just
show up when you feel like it and jump in.  We'll keep a seat ready for you.

Jorja and the Middle Way

P.S.  And I'll try to have at least a short piece each time.  No major adventures,
just "the adventure of living."  Bring your friends!

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                              ---===SLOW ARENA NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 333): ZITHER of Z GLADIATORS (Z-Man, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 330): PATTE DE SAGUAR of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 328): OMBERT QURL of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 283): TIMOR UNRED of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 305): CALLOUS CORTNEY of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 300): A TALE OF PAIN of ABYSMAL RITES (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 286): DURANGO KID of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 280): HOT STUFF of PYROMANIA (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 265): TIAN HU of ASIAN INVASION (?, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 258): I'M A BASHER of BASHAHOLICS ANON (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 234): PANAMA OATS of THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 234): TORANS ULRIK of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 235): LILAS KEEPER of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 50): ACCORDION of OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 232): DEVIL'S ADVOCATE of BLOOD 4 THE MASSES (The Mun, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 333): Z GLADIATORS (Z-Man, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 330): DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 328): AVENGERS (?, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 283): PROPHETIC OMENS (Lord Rahl, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 305): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 300): OTTODROME TW (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 286): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 280): FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 265): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 258): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 234): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 234): MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 235): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 50): OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 232): SPIDERS et al (Consortium, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 333): KERBIN NOTTS of MIDDLE WAY 11 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 330): PATTE DE SAGUAR of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 327): EXECUTIONER of RETRIBUTION (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 300): A TALE OF PAIN of ABYSMAL RITES (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 285): WHISTLIN DIXIE of DARQUE FORCES II (Master Darque)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 235): LILAS KEEPER of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 50): CONFESSION of OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
                              QUITA REMMING of MIDDLE WAY 21 (Jorja, mgr.)
                   (turn 49): KARIN LO of MIDDLE WAY 21 (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster here with my bag to give you the news on last 
week's fights.  Advancing in the rankings was NORTHERN LIGHTS who went from last 
turn's 220-275-6, to this week's record of 224-276-6.  Hey everybody, watch out for 
121, who flew up 17 points in the rankings after mashing NJORD like a melon.  Keep 
your eye on this guy.  And falling like a basher in the top ten was NJORD, who 
dropped 10 points after a disappointing (to say the least) bout with 121.  Well, 
everybody's pal CALLOUS COURTNEY moved hers record to 14-2-1 by defeating M. 
CHARDINEE in the Duelmaster's Title Bout and gaining 5 recognition points.  An apple 
a day keeps the doctor away, but an onion a day keeps T.P.s at bay.   
     Here is other news that is of note.  Did you hear that GOD OR GODDESS was most 
avoided team this week?  Well, knowing the personal hygiene of GOD OR GODDESS' 
warriors, I'm not surprised!  Okay, so I may not be funny, but catch ERRATA's act in 
the arena.  Those acrobats seem to be fairly deft at running from GOD OR GODDESS.  
Well dang howdy, but if challenges were votes, NJORD would be president.  Although it 
may be a contest he doesn't want to win.   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  Knowing when to use the right tactics at 
the proper time is a very important step on the road to Duelmaster.   
     Well, there's the manager of the STORMCROWE giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 
'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  Well, there goes another Spy Report.  
Good luck in next week's fights.  See ya next time I'm on this circuit!-- The Unknown 
Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CALLOUS COURTNEY 4622        14   2  1   109       STREET WALKERS (516)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PAYNE 4465                   14   5  2   164       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 JOSIE WALES 4620             13   1  1   105       STREET WALKERS (516)
 SLAMBO 4619                  12   4  1   100       STREET WALKERS (516)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-YUMALESCA 4289               19  17  1    87       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 MR BEEFY 4618                14   2  1    87       STREET WALKERS (516)
-ROSELYN 4498                 14   4  0    77       DARQUE FORCES (428)
-PT CRUISER 4311               7   6  4    75       ERRATA (490)
 MINI DRIVER 4645              8   3  0    68       STREET WALKERS (516)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 121 4312                      7   8  1    60       ERRATA (490)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ANDROMEDA 4594                3   0  1    56       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 STANDBY 4314                  8   7  1    55       ERRATA (490)
 NJORD 4574                    7   2  3    48       GOD OR GODDESS (513)
 LINE 4471                     7   5  1    47       ERRATA (490)
 ELISHAR 4575                  6   3  1    43       GOD OR GODDESS (513)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DC MASTER 4523                5   1  0    33       OF WOLF & MAN 4 (491)
 FRIGGA 4572                   5   4  0    31       GOD OR GODDESS (513)
 RHINO 4491                    4   5  1    30       ERRATA (490)
 GLITRINA 4656                 2   0  1    27       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
 AURORA MARIE 4648             4   4  0    26       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SAPPHIRA 4646                 3   0  0    25       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 IAPERE 4655                   3   0  0    25       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AVALANCHE 4652                2   1  0    23       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
 AEGIR 4571                    4   5  0    22       GOD OR GODDESS (513)
 WHITE BEAR 4647               3   7  0    16       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
 SHIVOR 4569                   0   3  0    15       OF WOLF & MAN 4 (491)
 THOR 4653                     0   3  0     3       GOD OR GODDESS (513)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
GELIDNIA HALE 4260      8 22 0 NORTHERN LIGHTS 393  ANDROMEDA 4594        304   
STORMWIND 4635          5  8 0 NORTHERN LIGHTS 393  NJORD 4574            303   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

All -- I'll be back sometime in the future.  I still need to time Andromeda for a few
fights.  However, I'm trying to graduate Yumalesca and the prospect of getting
stabbed repeatedly by Roadkill's Lungers isn't appealing at all. -- Master Darque

Avalanche -- What was that?  I get a hip pointer and it's over.  Just cover me over
next time. -- Thor

Rhino -- Don't curse the gods, they can be touchy at times. -- Njord

Mini Driver -- Oh yeah!  I guess payback is a scar across the chest. -- Elishar

Frigga -- Neutral ground? -- White Bear

Aegir -- You could squint. -- Aurora Marie
P.S.  Although orcs are almost always squinting, aren't they?  Those heavy brow
ridges.

Frigga -- But I *have*!  They just aren't arena skills. -- White Bear

What's the deal with the Venomous Concubine working so hard last time?

121 -- I never was much for math.  One seal, two seals, all food to me. -- White Bear

Standby -- Darned golem. -- Aurora Marie

Shivor -- I didn't realize you were, um, a thinking type person.  I thought you were
just some animal from the swamp over on the mainland. -- Iapere

Thor -- If you stand under a snowy slope and shout, what else can you expect? --
Avalanche

Like I'm going to get upset over one less Embezzling Scribe?  As if!  They're worse
than open thieves. -- Glitrina

18 March 11
All -- Be aware of the comeback of the Cajun and his stables of gladiators!  Just
sayin' -- The Cajun

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

121 bested NJORD in a crowd pleasing 3 minute gruesome Challenge fight.
LINE was demolished by MINI DRIVER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
RHINO was savagely defeated by ELISHAR in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Challenge duel.
CALLOUS COURTNEY overpowered M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
SLAMBO devastated KUNG-FU MASTER in a popular 1 minute uneven brawl.
JOSIE WALES viciously subdued CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a crowd pleasing 2 minute match.
MR BEEFY savagely defeated KHALHUMS DWARF in a 5 minute gruesome expert's melee.
STANDBY vanquished AEGIR in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
FRIGGA vanquished WHITE BEAR in a 4 minute one-sided duel.
SHIVOR was overpowered by AVALANCHE in a 1 minute uneven match.
AURORA MARIE overpowered THOR in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
GLITRINA demolished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
IAPERE devastated MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided battle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         TOTAL PARRY       10 -   3 -  0      77  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -   3 -  1      75  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         LUNGING ATTACK    43 -  18 -  4      70  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL      8 -   4 -  1      67  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         STRIKING ATTACK   17 -  16 -  1      52  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   9 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         AIMED BLOW         2 -   4 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 306 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   CALLOUS COURTNEY 4622      14   2  1  109 STREET WALKERS (516)
TOTAL PARRY      MR BEEFY 4618              14   2  1   87 STREET WALKERS (516)
STRIKING ATTACK  MINI DRIVER 4645            8   3  0   68 STREET WALKERS (516)
SLASHING ATTACK  ELISHAR 4575                6   3  1   43 GOD OR GODDESS (513)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is JOSIE WALES 4620.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was ELISHAR 4575.  The ten other most popular fighters were NJORD 4574, JOSIE 
WALES 4620, SLAMBO 4619, 121 4312, CALLOUS COURTNEY 4622, STANDBY 4314, MINI DRIVER 
4645, RHINO 4491, AVALANCHE 4652, and AURORA MARIE 4648.

The least popular fighter this week was THOR 4653.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SHIVOR 4569, AEGIR 4571, MR BEEFY 4618, LINE 4471, IAPERE 4655, 
GLITRINA 4656, WHITE BEAR 4647, FRIGGA 4572, AURORA MARIE 4648, and AVALANCHE 4652.

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

     For those of you who keep track of such things, several additional warriors 
graduated from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                      JAVA THE HUTT (11-7084) COFFEE WARS  (608)  
                       ACE FREHLEY (47-3669) ROYAL FLUSH  (48)  
                     PUSSY GALORE (82-9062) ROYAL FELINES  (1334)  
                  IMMACULATE (82-35293) SUPERIOR FORCES 4503  (5814)
                     FAT PANTS (82-39862) HAPPY HOLIDAYS  (6631) 
                    TROUE BIDE (82-46080) SACS DE SABLE 3  (7727) 
                     MAD MAX (82-56014) THE WILLBURYS 77  (9435) 
                        CALEB (84-2901) OF WOLF & MAN 5  (573)  

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes