DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/28/2011    Duedate: 01/24/2012

STORMCROWE ARENA

DM-45    TURN-316

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ROSELYN
DARQUE FORCES (428)
(45-4498) [20-5-0,93]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CELESTIAL ROSE                 POSITION IS EMPTY
DARQUE FORCES (428)            
(45-4240) [9-1-1,97]           

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

IAPERE                         ANDROMEDA
NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)          DARQUE FORCES (428)
(45-4655) [10-3-1,56]          (45-4594) [8-2-1,86]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARQUE FORCES (428)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DARQUE FORCES (428)         35
2. NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)       20      DARQUE FORCES (428)
3. DEATH KNIGHTS (519)          0      Unchartered Team

                                       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*DEATH KNIGHTS (519)        5   3  2 62.5   1/ 1 DARQUE FORCES (428)      12  3 2
 2/ 2 DARQUE FORCES (428)      375 235 23 61.5   2/ 2 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)    11  4 0
 3/ 4 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)    255 295  7 46.4   3- 3*DEATH KNIGHTS (519)       2  1 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 343): NORM QUESHA of MIDDLE WAY 11 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 340): PYRITE of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 338): PANCAKES of KAOS II (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 293): THE FALLEN ONE of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 315): ROSELYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 310): EUREKA PRIDE of ALASKAN PIPELINE (Storm Lord)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 296): RED ALERT of PUBLIC ENEMY (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 290): ZOUM LA BOUSE of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 275): WERE BEAR of FERAL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 268): HARVEY of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 244): DIANGELIQUE of DARQUE FORCES V (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 244): NAEFAN ORDH of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 245): BBIAB of H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 60): VODI of OLLIS HEROES (Omega, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 242): MOSGIEL of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 343): MIDDLE WAY 11 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 340): DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 338): AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 293): DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 315): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 310): PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 296): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 290): WAH CHING (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 275): FERAL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 268): IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 244): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 244): BASH BROS SOCCER (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 245): H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 60): OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 242): SPARF! et al (Crip, mgrs.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 340): PYRITE of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 310): RACECAR of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal)
                                      AGOSERIS of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr)
                          (turn 309): TNT of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 294): NASTY NES of PUBLIC ENEMY (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 290): HOT STUFF of PYROMANIA (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 267): UNCLE FESTUS of TALL TALES (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 243): ROMOR SAITH of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
STORMCROWE brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Gee, I'm impressed, a 4-1-0 is 
nice, but don't get cocky, NORTHERN LIGHTS, the Fates teach humility, and the Fates 
are proud.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed to see SAPPHIRA win a fight and 
gain 16 points, terribly.  And if variety is the spice of life, STORMCROWE may be 
getting bland, as ROSELYN stays top dog in the city.  Kickbacks and bribes, kickbacks 
and bribes, how else do you think some of these guys win their fights?  Skill?  Ha!   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.   
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  And what a stunning loss we have here, 
boys and girls, AVALANCHE of NORTHERN LIGHTS has added the final loss to his 7-5-0.  
Tee hee!  Titanium shields and bamboo daggers, guess what brave team is developing 
these kinds of weapons?   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Phlllt!  Just had to do that before 
I leave the fine city of STORMCROWE.  I feel much better now.  Glad to see the back 
of this place-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROSELYN 4498                 20   5  0    93       DARQUE FORCES (428)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CELESTIAL ROSE 4240           9   1  1    97       DARQUE FORCES (428)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANDROMEDA 4594                8   2  1    86       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 SAPPHIRA 4646                 9   1  2    82       DARQUE FORCES (428)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AURORA MARIE 4648            10   8  0    58       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
 GLITRINA 4656                 8   4  1    57       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IAPERE 4655                  10   3  1    56       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
 WHITE BEAR 4647              10  10  0    50       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BENEZIA 4670                  2   1  1    26       DARQUE FORCES (428)
-MAVEN 4668                    2   0  2    24       DEATH KNIGHTS (519)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GALVEN 4664                   2   0  0    13       DEATH KNIGHTS (519)
-JARAXLE 4666                  1   1  0     4       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?
AEGIR 4571              5 10 0 GOD OR GODDESS 513   SAPPHIRA 4646         312  REVENGED
AVALANCHE 4652          7  6 0 NORTHERN LIGHTS 393  SAPPHIRA 4646         316   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

We salute the tourney participants. -- Jorja and the Northern Lights

Master Darque -- I hear you on that!  I've had to quit promising spotlights, too.
Something *always* comes up. -- Jorja

Sapphira -- I might as well have stood out in the summer sun as fought you.  It
really took the shine off me. -- Glitrina

Ambitious Guards make good sushi. -- White Bear

We have no patience with the Userous Merchant! -- Aurora Marie and Avalanche

The Fratsfa Slave is a joke.  I laugh, Ha Ha. -- Iapere

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ROSELYN unbelievably bested VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 3 minute master's Title fight.
CELESTIAL ROSE handily defeated CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute one-sided match.
ANDROMEDA vanquished CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a popular 1 minute gory mismatched brawl.
SAPPHIRA murdered AVALANCHE in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
IAPERE vanquished FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
WHITE BEAR beat BENEZIA in a action packed 1 minute master vs. novice brawl.
GLITRINA vanquished THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 1 minute uneven duel.
AURORA MARIE vanquished FRATSFA SLAVE in a action packed 1 minute gory uneven 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 -   1 -  0      89  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -   3 -  2      79  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   26 -  11 -  1      70  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         LUNGING ATTACK    17 -   8 -  2      68  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL     14 -   8 -  0      64  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         BASHING ATTACK    10 -  12 -  3      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         AIMED BLOW         0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 316 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     1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         3  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  WALL OF STEEL  
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      ROSELYN 4498               20   5  0   93 DARQUE FORCES (428)
STRIKING ATTACK  CELESTIAL ROSE 4240         9   1  1   97 DARQUE FORCES (428)
SLASHING ATTACK  SAPPHIRA 4646               9   1  2   82 DARQUE FORCES (428)
WALL OF STEEL    AURORA MARIE 4648          10   8  0   58 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
LUNGING ATTACK   IAPERE 4655                10   3  1   56 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is IAPERE 4655.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
ANDROMEDA 4594.  The ten other most popular fighters were AURORA MARIE 4648, ROSELYN 
4498, CELESTIAL ROSE 4240, WHITE BEAR 4647, IAPERE 4655, BENEZIA 4670, GLITRINA 4656, 
SAPPHIRA 4646, AVALANCHE 4652, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was AVALANCHE 4652.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SAPPHIRA 4646, GLITRINA 4656, BENEZIA 4670, IAPERE 4655, WHITE BEAR 
4647, CELESTIAL ROSE 4240, ROSELYN 4498, AURORA MARIE 4648, ANDROMEDA 4594, and  0.

               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.  

                        CIRBANE (3-3841) SORCERY COVENANT (52) 
                       MADE A COMBO (62-3896) WON AT POOL (401) 
                        TAKANOHANA (77-2569) SUMO BASHO (369) 
                     PAIN PART 1 (82-11616) LUROCIANS XIV (1687) 
                      1101 (82-17779) MEDAL OF HONOR AA1 (2722) 
                        PUD 135 (82-22036) PUDS AGAIN 8 (3496) 
                    AMISTUM (82-26415) LBA: SPEILBURG FANS2 (4268) 
                     MORE COWBELL! (82-29315) BLAH TEAM 8 (4781) 
                    SILVER (82-30503) SUPERIOR FORCES 7402 (5001) 
                          HYPERMUX (82-32647) 121604Q (5387) 
                 BOND, JAMES BOND (82-36725) A VIEW TO A KILL (6066) 
                        R'AKA (82-37859) THE DREADLANDS (6285) 
                     PRISONER 007 (82-41051) DUNGEON CELL (6855) 
                          SPARKLY (82-41405) 012006E (6911) 
                  SEATTLE SLEW (82-41468) SUPERIOR HORSES II (6923) 
                    CATHARI (82-42267) 4604 SUPERIOR FORCES (7065) 
                     COFFEE GROUNDS (82-45801) ABSTRACTION (7691) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes

                                NAME CHANGE-O-RAMA

     The crowd was surprisingly orderly, but it was still a crowd, and the Commission 
clerk, Algernon, looked at it uneasily.  Whenever this many people came together to 
petition for something, it meant trouble.  For him, anyway.  Records to be altered.  
Altering records was Bad.  It made Extra Work.
     His assistant clerk leaned close and whispered, "If it weren't for gladiators, we 
wouldn't have jobs.  Smile at them and ask what they want."
     Algernon closed his eyes briefly.  Looking at this crowd made him dizzy.  They 
were all wearing black and white stripes.  Like a herd of zebras, except that zebras 
didn't carry swords.  Then he took a deep breath and managed a smile.  "What... ah, 
what can I do for you?"
     "We want new names," the first gladiator said.  There was a number on the front 
of his shirt:  0381.  He thumped the number with his thumb.  "This here isn't a 
name--"
     "We want REAL names!"  That voice came from farther back in the crowd.
     "Yeah!  We've paid our dues," another shouted, "and we've EARNED real names!"
     One from the very back yelled, "I want to be called Tom."
     All the others turned to look at him.
     Algernon couldn't see him, but apparently those looks were accusing.  Well, he 
could understand that, "Tom" was such a... common name.
     "My mom called me Tom," the voice in the back protested.  "It's a good name."
     "It isn't the name you put on the petition," 0381 said.  "We talked about this.  
We got our manager's agreement.  You get the name on the petition."
     "But--!"
     Algernon didn't really want to keep staring at all these stripes while they 
argued.  He picked up the petition.  "These names are the ones you want?"
     0381 turned back.  "Yes."
     "It's a lot of trouble, and when other people see that YOU are getting name 
changes, THEY are going to want them--"  Seeing the gladiators beginning to frown... 
and finger their weapons, he went on quickly, "So I figure we might as well make it a 
complete deal.  A Name-Change-O-Rama.  Everyone who wants a name change can petition 
for it.  Get it all over with at once."  He glanced at the petition, shuddered 
slightly, and passed it to his clerk.  "We'll announce it, proclaim it, even, and you 
will get the names on this petition.  And others will get the names THEY think they 
should have had, too."  He paused.  "And I think I'll get a new name, I'm tired of 
being an Algernon...."

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     Warrior and team name changes will be accepted during the month of February.  If 
you have names you want to change, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI