DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/05/2011    Duedate: 11/01/2011

STORMCROWE ARENA

DM-45    TURN-313

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ANDROMEDA
DARQUE FORCES (428)
(45-4594) [7-0-1,94]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ANDROMEDA                      POSITION IS EMPTY
DARQUE FORCES (428)            
(45-4594) [7-0-1,94]           

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ELISHAR                        CELESTIAL ROSE
GOD OR GODDESS (513)           DARQUE FORCES (428)
(45-4575) [11-5-1,66]          (45-4240) [6-1-1,69]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARQUE FORCES (428)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)       31
2. DARQUE FORCES (428)         11      DARQUE FORCES (428)
3. GOD OR GODDESS (513)        11      Unchartered Team
4. DEATH KNIGHTS (519)          0
                                       WINGS OF PREY (343)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 DARQUE FORCES (428)      363 232 21 61.0   1/ 1 DARQUE FORCES (428)      14  1 1
 2- 2*DEATH KNIGHTS (519)        3   2  1 60.0   2/ 2 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)     9  6 1
 3/ 3 GOD OR GODDESS (513)      38  39  4 49.4   3/ 3 GOD OR GODDESS (513)      4  8 0
 4/ 4 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)    244 291  7 45.6   4- 4*DEATH KNIGHTS (519)       3  2 1

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 340): CONFIDENCE of CONSANGUINEOUS (Manniquin, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 337): PYRITE of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 335): URN4A TREAT! of JUST DESSERTS (Destitute Noble?)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 290): QUITA ROSALA of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 312): YUMALESCA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 307): KATIE of ALL-STAR NANA'S (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 293): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 287): ZOUM LA BOUSE of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 272): ALBERT of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 265): I'M POWERLESS of BASHAHOLICS ANON (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 240): SUGAR HILL GANG of RAP ATTACKS (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 241): WHOLE of MILK IS GOOD (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 242): STINKY PETE of DREW'S BOYS II (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 57): ACCORDION of OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 239): WHACKING WILLOW of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 340): MIDDLE WAY 11 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 336): ISIS PTAH (Aesir Vanir?, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 335): NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 290): THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 312): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 307): ALASKAN PIPELINE (The Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 293): THE MYRMIDONS (Sigurd Fafnisbane, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 287): WAH CHING (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 272): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 265): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 240): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 241): MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 242): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 57): SUDDENLY, THE VAN (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 239): FELINES et al (Consortium, mgrs.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 336): WHITE BECT of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 334): SLATE G35 of NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble?)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 289): OUTLAW STAR of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
                   (turn 288): TIMOR UNRED of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 312): YUMALESCA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 306): BASKET of LAND OF OZ (Oz, mgr.)
                                      KISS OF DEATH of DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
                                      KANA BALLISTIC of DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 265): I'M POWERLESS of BASHAHOLICS ANON (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
              (turn 264): I'M A BASHER of BASHAHOLICS ANON (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 240): TORANS ULRIK of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 242): STINKY PETE of DREW'S BOYS II (The Mun, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     I am outta here, ladies and gentlemen!  I finally bribed the right politician
and got my invite to the Isle.  So, I'll be leaving this island and heading to
another... island.  What was I thinking?  Perhaps I'll retire to a secluded country
chateau instead.
     For those interested in particulars, I am 9-14-14-21-9-4-13.  I have a Master
Riposte, and Advanced Experts in Attack and Parry.  I am +4 Attack and I've maxxed
out my Riposte and Parry skills.  My favorite weapon is LS, which I have never used.
I like LO/VL rhythm and learn Parry skills.  Darque wasn't too happy with my overall
learning.  I picked up only about 1.85 skills per fight, even with the 21 Wit.
     I leave with winning records against Plunger, Ripper, Slasher, Strikers, and
Total Parry warriors, going a combined 17-9-1 against them.  I have losing records
against Aimer, Basher, Lunger, and Wall of Steel styled warriors going 4-9.  I have
never fought a Parry Striker, so nothing to report there.  I have never run in a
tournament, so what you see is what you get when it comes to FE.  Hopefully, I'll end
my career here in Stormcrowe on a positive note.
     Darque did want me to use this platform to announce that he is planning on
running the next installment of the Slaughterhouse here in Stormcrowe AFTER the 2012
Spring Mailer.  The Commission has already approved the prize pool and the scoring
system is in the works.  It will be a team competition with various rewards for
individual achievements.  Start planning now for the big event!

Your Duelmistress,

Lady Protector Yumalesca

P.S.  No, really, is there anyway I can get my name spelled correctly now that I'm
graduating?

                                      SPY REPORT

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  NORTHERN LIGHTS posted a nice gain, to come in 2nd.  Everybody loves a 
winner...  Practice pays for AURORA MARIE, who pummelled CAPTURED ORC, to pocket 14 
points.  A certain someone should cut down on the drinking and practice more, after 
losing 1 points to CELESTIAL ROSE.  (Discrete enough, WHITE BEAR?) Those who hoped 
for a new Duelmaster were disappointed by VETERAN MERCENARY, of STORMCROWE, who 
despite a 0-0-0 couldn't overcome STORMCROWE's Number 1.  Word has it one team in 
STORMCROWE is taking speech lessons to try to bore their opponent to death.  I'll bet 
it works.   
     A Zenmaster once told me, 'Does not the spinning wheel turn?  And do not the 
little birds cry out?'  Any ideas?  Like the noble eagle soaring amongst the 
mountaintops, so stand the warriors of GOD OR GODDESS, alone and unchallenged.  As a 
woman of good breeding scorns the "warriors" of DARQUE FORCES, so did that sorry team 
shy from GOD OR GODDESS If challenges were horses, GLITRINA could open up a fast food 
joint!   
     Like the wind whispering among the pines, do hearest I many disquieting rumors.  
Never one to advocate diplomacy and restraint, I was pleased to see GOD OR GODDESS 
retaliate against DARQUE FORCES in bloodfeud!  Ask not a spymaster for counsel, for 
he will pontificate long after you have fallen into an unconscious stupor.   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  More important duties call me.  Can anything 
compare to the pleasure of writing Spyreports for STORMCROWE?  On that giddy note I 
take my leave-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANDROMEDA 4594                7   0  1    94       DARQUE FORCES (428)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROSELYN 4498                 17   5  0    84       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 CELESTIAL ROSE 4240           6   1  1    69       DARQUE FORCES (428)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ELISHAR 4575                 11   5  1    66       GOD OR GODDESS (513)
-NJORD 4574                   10   5  3    64       GOD OR GODDESS (513)
 GLITRINA 4656                 7   2  1    63       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AURORA MARIE 4648             8   7  0    49       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
 SAPPHIRA 4646                 6   1  1    46       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 IAPERE 4655                   7   3  1    37       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
 AVALANCHE 4652                5   5  0    34       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHITE BEAR 4647               7  10  0    33       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FRIGGA 4572                   7   8  0    29       GOD OR GODDESS (513)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MAVEN 4668                    1   0  1    16       DEATH KNIGHTS (519)
-GALVEN 4664                   1   0  0     9       DEATH KNIGHTS (519)
-NIKE 4663                     2   2  0     8       GOD OR GODDESS (513)
-JARAXLE 4666                  1   0  0     8       DEATH KNIGHTS (519)
-TALKOR 4665                   0   1  0     1       DEATH KNIGHTS (519)
-FALCOR 4667                   0   1  0     1       DEATH KNIGHTS (519)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
OSKSI NOBLE             0  0 0                      IAPERE 4655           313  NONE
AEGIR 4571              5 10 0 GOD OR GODDESS 513   SAPPHIRA 4646         312  JUST REVENGED
GODLESS 4669            0  1 0 GOD OR GODDESS 513   STONE GOLEM           313  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Yunalesca -- Well, you could ASK them.  But none of the Commission clerks read the
newsletter, you know. -- Jorja

Aha, we see that Yunalesca IS graduating now.  We offer our congratulations. -- Jorja
and the Northern Lights
P.S.  Good job on that Convicted Assassin.

Sir Blackguard -- Looks like we fought you a lot last turn.  Sorry we didn't have
time to do personals then.  If we've fought you this time, it will be different. --
the Northern Lights

Nike -- You're probably nuts, to have challenged me.  Sure, I'm not THAT far above
you in the ranks, but experience is also an issue, and I AM that far ahead in
experience. -- Aurora Marie

The Ambitious Guard took me by surprise, okay?  It happens. -- White Bear

The Userous Merchant seems to have thought that, as an orcess, I wouldn't be able to
tell how much he was cheating me.  Typical Karnhorn arrogance!  I guess I showed HIM.
-- Glitrina

Frigga -- When an avalanche is roaring down on you, you're supposed to MOVE, woman.
-- Avalanche
P.S.  I rather enjoyed the "roaring" part.

Embezzling Scribe?  Ridiculous! -- Iapere

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

GODLESS was butchered by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
ELISHAR vanquished SAPPHIRA in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud battle.
YUMALESCA demolished VETERAN MERCENARY in a 2 minute bloody uneven fight.
ROSELYN unbelievably bested CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a slow 14 minute fight.
ANDROMEDA demolished M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute mismatched Title competition.
CELESTIAL ROSE vanquished WHITE BEAR in a exciting 1 minute bloody mismatched fight.
AURORA MARIE handily defeated CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute gruesome uneven fight.
GLITRINA vanquished AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute uneven duel.
IAPERE assassinated OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
AVALANCHE overpowered OSKSI NOBLE 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|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         TOTAL PARRY        8 -   2 -  0      80  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -   4 -  1      73  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL     16 -   6 -  1      73  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    29 -  11 -  2      73  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -   6 -  0      60  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK   24 -  18 -  2      57  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         BASHING ATTACK     8 -  15 -  1      35  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         AIMED BLOW         0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 313 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     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         3  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0                                       2  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  ANDROMEDA 4594              7   0  1   94 DARQUE FORCES (428)
TOTAL PARRY      ROSELYN 4498               17   5  0   84 DARQUE FORCES (428)
SLASHING ATTACK  ELISHAR 4575               11   5  1   66 GOD OR GODDESS (513)
WALL OF STEEL    GLITRINA 4656               7   2  1   63 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
LUNGING ATTACK   IAPERE 4655                 7   3  1   37 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ELISHAR 4575.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was CELESTIAL ROSE 4240.  The ten other most popular fighters were AURORA MARIE 4648, 
GLITRINA 4656, ELISHAR 4575, ANDROMEDA 4594, IAPERE 4655, AVALANCHE 4652, GODLESS 
4669, SAPPHIRA 4646, WHITE BEAR 4647, and ROSELYN 4498.

The least popular fighter this week was ROSELYN 4498.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were WHITE BEAR 4647, SAPPHIRA 4646, GODLESS 4669, AVALANCHE 4652, IAPERE 
4655, ANDROMEDA 4594, ELISHAR 4575, GLITRINA 4656, AURORA MARIE 4648, and CELESTIAL 
ROSE 4240.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

YUMALESCA (45-4289) DARQUE FORCES (428)

                        WINTER FACE-TO-FACE IN SUNNY ARIZONA!

Our next winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 13-15, 2012.  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 $134.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy, which 
includes full cooked breakfast, complimentary manager's reception, free airport 
shuttle, free parking and free high speed internet.  There's a fitness center, 
jacuzzi, and pool.  The rooms are blocked--please make your reservation by December 15 
before the block is released!  (This is prime season for Phoenix, and people have been
unable to book rooms because they waited too long.)  Look for the tournament info 
sheet and minioverviews some time in December.  We hope you're all looking forward to 
it and that we will see you there!