DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/25/2012    Duedate: 02/21/2012

STORMCROWE ARENA

DM-45    TURN-317

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ROSELYN
DARQUE FORCES (428)
(45-4498) [21-5-0,95]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CELESTIAL ROSE                 POSITION IS EMPTY
DARQUE FORCES (428)            
(45-4240) [10-1-1,104]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

IAPERE                         IAPERE
NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)          NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
(45-4655) [11-3-1,58]          (45-4655) [11-3-1,58]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARQUE FORCES (428)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DARQUE FORCES (428)         42
2. NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)       -2      DARQUE FORCES (428)
                                       Unchartered Team

                                       WIPE OUT! (210)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 DARQUE FORCES (428)      380 235 23 61.8   1/ 1 DARQUE FORCES (428)      13  2 2
 2/ 3 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)    257 298  7 46.3   2/ 2 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)    10  5 0

    '*'   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 344): CONFIDENCE of CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 341): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 339): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 294): THE FALLEN ONE of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 316): ROSELYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 311): EUREKA PRIDE of ALASKAN PIPELINE (Storm Lord)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 297): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 291): ZOUM LA BOUSE of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 276): WERE BEAR of FERAL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 269): HARVEY of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 245): SUGAR HILL GANG of RAP ATTACKS (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 245): NAEFAN ORDH of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 246): BBIAB of H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 61): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 243): DUTCH TREAT of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 343): MIDDLE WAY 11 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 341): DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 339): AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 294): DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 316): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 311): ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 297): THE MYRMIDONS (Sigurd Fafnisbane, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 291): PYROMANIA (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 276): FERAL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 269): IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 245): DARQUE FORCES V (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 245): MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 246): H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 61): SUDDENLY, THE VAN (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 243): SPARF! et al (Crip, mgrs.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 340): PYRITE of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 294): THE FALLEN ONE of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 311): EUREKA PRIDE of ALASKAN PIPELINE (Storm Lord)
                               KATIE of ALL STAR NANA'S (The Mun, mgr.)
                               AGARIC of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
                   (turn 310): RACECAR of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal)
                               AGOSERIS of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 297): BULLDOG of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 291): 451 DEGREES of PYROMANIA (Marma Duke, mgr.)
                (turn 290): HOT STUFF of PYROMANIA (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 269): HARVEY of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
                          FAIRYFIRE of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 246): BBIAB of H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, STORMCROWE?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed 
to see BENEZIA win a fight and gain 22 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, BENEZIA beat 
WHITE BEAR and WHITE BEAR lost 9 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And if variety 
is the spice of life, STORMCROWE may be getting bland, as ROSELYN stays top dog in 
the city.  The Shadow's Fountain, humph!  I've tasted better ale at mortuaries.  
Where do they get this stuff?  From STORMCROWE's trash dumps?   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for STORMCROWE's 
morgue.  More variety.  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only shines through use.  
Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     What does the STORMCROWE arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  Phlllt!  Just had to do that 
before I leave the fine city of STORMCROWE.  I feel much better now.  Paste this one 
in your scrapbooks, you'll need the kindling come this winter-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROSELYN 4498                 21   5  0    95       DARQUE FORCES (428)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CELESTIAL ROSE 4240          10   1  1   104       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 ANDROMEDA 4594                9   2  1    92       DARQUE FORCES (428)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SAPPHIRA 4646                10   1  2    87       DARQUE FORCES (428)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IAPERE 4655                  11   3  1    58       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AURORA MARIE 4648            10   9  0    56       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
 GLITRINA 4656                 8   5  1    56       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
 BENEZIA 4670                  3   1  1    48       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 WHITE BEAR 4647              10  11  0    41       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE WINTER QUEEN 4672         1   0  0     8       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
AVALANCHE 4652          7  6 0 NORTHERN LIGHTS 393  SAPPHIRA 4646         316   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Sapphira -- And murder it was, you darque wench! -- Ghost of Avalanche
P.S.  Either that, or the January thaw brought me down.

The Fratsfa Slave was actually Fratsfan!  I hate those stuck-up dudes. -- Iapere

Benezia -- Just looking out for your interests, m'dear.  That undefeated record could
be dangerous, after all. -- White Bear

I curl my lip in scorn at the Userous Merchant. -- Glitrina

That Fratsfa Slave (I don't know if it was the same one or different, they all look
alike to me) was outclassed from the beginning. -- Aurora Marie

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ROSELYN unbelievably bested M. CHARDINEE in a crowd pleasing 13 minute Title fight.
CELESTIAL ROSE demolished VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
SAPPHIRA overpowered AURORA MARIE in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
ANDROMEDA devastated GLITRINA in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
IAPERE subdued AMBITIOUS GUARD in a crowd pleasing 1 minute gruesome competition.
WHITE BEAR was overpowered by BENEZIA in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
THE WINTER QUEEN bested MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute novice's competition.

                                    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  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         LUNGING ATTACK    14 -   6 -  2      70  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK   24 -  11 -  1      69  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL     14 -   8 -  0      64  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         AIMED BLOW         1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     9 -  11 -  3      45  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 317 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         1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2         1  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      ROSELYN 4498               21   5  0   95 DARQUE FORCES (428)
STRIKING ATTACK  CELESTIAL ROSE 4240        10   1  1  104 DARQUE FORCES (428)
SLASHING ATTACK  SAPPHIRA 4646              10   1  2   87 DARQUE FORCES (428)
LUNGING ATTACK   IAPERE 4655                11   3  1   58 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
WALL OF STEEL    AURORA MARIE 4648          10   9  0   56 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
BASHING ATTACK   BENEZIA 4670                3   1  1   48 DARQUE FORCES (428)
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 
IAPERE 4655.  The ten other most popular fighters were CELESTIAL ROSE 4240, ANDROMEDA 
4594, SAPPHIRA 4646, BENEZIA 4670, THE WINTER QUEEN 4672, AURORA MARIE 4648, GLITRINA 
4656, WHITE BEAR 4647, ROSELYN 4498, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was ROSELYN 4498.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were WHITE BEAR 4647, GLITRINA 4656, AURORA MARIE 4648, THE WINTER QUEEN 
4672, BENEZIA 4670, SAPPHIRA 4646, ANDROMEDA 4594, CELESTIAL ROSE 4240, IAPERE 4655, 
and  0.

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XLVIII

                              "DARK ARENA" -- The Novel

    For centuries, the Shagornan Elves have been forced to live underground. 
    Human invaders, the Delarquans, burned their forests, sparking a war of elven 
    annihilation. The elders told tales that when the Delarquans marched to war 
    against the elves, the land itself bled as they passed. Since the war, the 
    elves have dwindled with every passing year, while the humans multiply like 
    rodents across the land of Alastari. 

    Now, the Delarquans have disappeared. Some say they departed, others indicate 
    it.s a ruse, but there have been whispered rumors of another greater threat 
    looming in the region. Khyron of the Shagornan Elves has been tasked to 
    determine the cause, realizing that failure is probable and at the end of the 
    road death could be the only reward. 

    Khyron has known only the safety of the caves, but now he must journey to the 
    world above...the World with No Ceiling.

Throughout the years, many fine writers have played Duelmasters/Duel II and have 
contributed greatly to the history and background of the world of Alastari.  One very 
intense period, during the early '90's, was during the Rocanis War, when authors from 
both the Delarquan and Free Blades arenas collaborated on writing the history of the 
invasion of the arena-city of Rocanis.  Mark Manley (aka Grimwood) is a long-time 
manager in Rocanis, and was one of the writers who contributed so much to this 
history.  Over the subsequent years, he has worked to bring his novelization to life 
and make the story of the War and the preceding events which led to it available to 
the greater public.  Many Rocanis legends appear in the book: Itoz Trollbane, 
Sandstorm, and others.  The novel is a treat to read--even more so if you are familiar 
with the game!

If you're interested in purchasing a copy of the book, here are links: 
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Dark-Arena-Mark-G-
Manley/dp/1936127598/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1319631863&sr=1-2
Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dark-arena-mark-
manley/1105609584?ean=2940011494659&itm=2&usri=dark%2barena
Treble Heart Books: http://www.trebleheartbooks.com/WDManley.html 

Mark Manley is planning to attend the upcoming Winter Face-to-Face in Tempe, and has 
offered a special prize to the winner of the Rookies and Primus tournaments:  An 
autographed copy of Dark Arena, autographed by the author, the artist, and the RSI 
staff!  In addition, as a special prize, the top up-and-coming tournament manager will 
also receive an autographed copy!  Mark will have copies of Dark Arena available at 
the tournament, and as a special bonus, each copy of Dark Arena sold at the FTF will 
include one new team rollup!  We hope that many of you can venture to Tempe to 
participate in the Face-to-Face, compete in the tournament, and congratulate Mark in 
person on his achievement!