DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/27/2013    Duedate: 12/24/2013

STORMCROWE ARENA

DM-45    TURN-341

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

LAPUR BISQUE
SHEWISH BUFFET (520)
(45-4676) [11-2-2,108]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

LAPUR BISQUE                   KORMAR
SHEWISH BUFFET (520)           THE RIPPERS (40)
(45-4676) [11-2-2,108]         (45-239) [1-0-0,10]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ERMINE                         ANGEL CAKE
NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)          SHEWISH BUFFET (520)
(45-4712) [9-8-0,97]           (45-4737) [2-4-0,12]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

AVID FANS (65)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DARQUE FORCES (428)         33
2. DESOLATE ONES (463)         21      DARQUE FORCES (428)
3. THE RIPPERS (40)            10      Unchartered Team
4. NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)        8
5. SHEWISH BUFFET (520)         6      THE RIPPERS (40)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*THE RIPPERS (40)           1   0  0  100   1/ 1 AVID FANS (65)            7  4 2
 2/ 1 DARQUE FORCES (428)      464 271 27 63.1   2/ 2 SHEWISH BUFFET (520)      7  6 1
 3/ 0 DESOLATE ONES (463)       27  23  3 54.0   3/ 3 DARQUE FORCES (428)       7  8 0
 4/ 2 AVID FANS (65)           161 145 15 52.6   4/ 4 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)     6  9 1
 5/ 3 SHEWISH BUFFET (520)      36  39  4 48.0   5/ 0 DESOLATE ONES (463)       3  2 0
 6/ 4 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)    311 364  9 46.1   6/ 0*THE RIPPERS (40)          1  0 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 368): GLOBULIZER of WEIRD ALCHEMY (La Guillotine, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 365): KOROSHIYA ICHI of LORD OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 363): GROM HELLSCREAM of THE STORM REAVERS (?, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 319): GRAPHIC VIOLENCE of FEVER PITCH (Chuck, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 340): THE JANITOR of AVID FANS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 335): DING DONG of LAND OF OZ (Oz, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 322): THE BEATLES of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 315): DARGON of DRAGONS GUARD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 300): YAHOO WAHOO of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 293): NAZARETH of CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 269): DIRTY GIRL SCOUT of CORDIALS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 269): DON CORNBEEFLEON of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 270): EDMONDS of GASHOUSE GANG (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 85): OUT FOR A DUCK of BAD SIGNS (Dark Oracle, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 266): HARI-KARI of WHAT A WAY TO GO! II (Crip, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 367): THE BROKEN CLAN (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 365): LORD OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 363): THE STORM REAVERS (?, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 318): DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 340): AVID FANS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 335): BAAL'S MINIONS (Var, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 322): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 315): FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 300): ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 293): CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 269): PIZZA TOPPINGS (Warlock, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 269): MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 268): MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 270): GASHOUSE GANG (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 85): OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 266): HANGOVERS et al (Crip, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 368): GLOBULIZER of WEIRD ALCHEMY (La Guillotine, mgr.)
               (turn 367): XARGOTH of THE BRETHREN (Godric Magnesson, mgr.)
                           ELDARRAN of THE BRETHREN (Godric Magnesson, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 363): GROM HELLSCREAM of THE STORM REAVERS (?, mgr.)
                   (turn 362): GENERAL PURPOSE of MILITARY MAYHEM (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 319): GRAPHIC VIOLENCE of FEVER PITCH (Chuck, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 340): THE JANITOR of AVID FANS (Crip, mgr.)
                               A TALENT SCOUT of AVID FANS (Crip, mgr.)
                   (turn 339): AURORA MARIE of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 334): PAUL of CHEERS (Otis, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 315): CONFLICT of DRAGONS GUARD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
                (turn 314): PETULANT PANSY of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 269): DON CORNBEEFLEON of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 270): CARPENTER of GASHOUSE GANG (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 84): STEEL MUSE of NONSUCH HOUSE (Nomad, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Well, what celebrations in the Avid Fans guildhouse today.  Not sure if they are
happy for A Talent Scout and I, or just happy to see us go.  Neither one of us are
particularly talented, even for Crip's standards.
     For those who are interested, my numbers are 10(1)-12(1)-9-14(1)-18(1)-12-13,
originally normal endurance now good, and doing normal damage.  I've learned 38
skills, which gives me an Advanced expert in Decise and an Expert in Parry.  The boss
never even bothered to figure out if I was bonused in anything or not, but suspects I
am more decisive than I should be (took 3 skills to get expert).  Meanwhile, all I
know is it either too 10,11 or 12 skills to get my expert in Parry.  The Commission
reports that I'm naturally adept with a GREATSWORD!  Clearly, I've never tried that.
My fighting rhythm favours LOW/LOW with the Parry Tactic, and I tend to focus on
Parry skills in training.  All that means that I'm off to retirement after
challenging the Dark Arena this turn.
     A Talent Scout, on the other hand, had a little more talent than I did.  His
numbers are 9(2)-13(1)-10-16(1)-21-12-7 and had always had Good Endurance and normal
damage doing capabilities.  He learned 59 skills (including all 20 Init), and had a
minor +1 bonus in Decise offset by a -1 penalty in Defence.  But those extra skills
he had meant that he had a Master rating in Initiative, and Advanced Expert ratings
in Defence, Attack and Decise.  Again, the commission reports that he had a
functionally useless favourite weapon to him in the Epee, and his Moderate/High
rhythm isn't great.  Clearly his favourite learn was Initiative skills also.  He too
will be retiring in Home Guard after testing the Dark Arena.
     Here's to us, and a proposal that the replacements be better than the warriors
they are replacing.

The Janitor 
Avid Fans
Duelmaster of Stormcrowe

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster here with my bag to give you the news on last 
week's fights.  Hey everybody, watch out for BELLDANDY, who flew up 17 points in the 
rankings after mashing PULLED ORC like a melon.  Keep your eye on this gal.  Ya know, 
some days it doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  PULLED ORC was subdued by 
BELLDANDY and drops 13 points.  Unlike most arenas, THE JANITOR managed to get his 
challenge off against the 0-0-0 SHEWISH GIANT.  Going for the gusto and coming up 
with aught but bloody knuckles was DARK ARENA's SHEWISH GIANT, who was turned away 
from the Duelmastership by THE JANITOR.  An apple a day keeps the doctor away, but an 
onion a day keeps T.P.s at bay.   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!  
Did you hear that DARQUE FORCES was most avoided team this week?  Well, knowing the 
personal hygiene of DARQUE FORCES' warriors, I'm not surprised!  And you guys like to 
boo me?  Well, unsling your rasberries, cause AVID FANS beats feet every time DARQUE 
FORCES smiles at them.  Try farming, eh?   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  THE JANITOR defied all odds and slew 
SHEWISH GIANT in the Dark Arena.  The only ones displeased were the buzzards, as 
SHEWISH GIANT's meat is notoriously tough.  Big deal, so A TALENT SCOUT got mashed in 
the Dark Arena.  With his face he was more at home with the trolls than with us. 
(Waka waka).  A TALENT SCOUT says to his dog--'Who should I fight this week?'.  Dog 
says 'SHEWISH GIANT'.  So the guy dies.  Moral?  Put lying dogs to sleep.  Here's 
some advice:  warriors with little wit and will may encounter problems on the trail 
to the Isle.   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in STORMCROWE have no 
sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  Okay, so I may not be the 
world's best comedian, but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  And 
remember, you can pick your friends and you can pick your--(loud boos), oh, you've 
heard that one already!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LAPUR BISQUE 4676            11   2  2   108       SHEWISH BUFFET (520)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-THE STATISTICIAN 2309        22  22  0   109       AVID FANS (65)
 BENEZIA 4670                 15  13  1   104       DARQUE FORCES (428)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ERMINE 4712                   9   8  0    97       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-COLOUR COMMENTATOR 3951      11   7  1    89       AVID FANS (65)
 CAER SALAD 4677              12   4  2    86       SHEWISH BUFFET (520)
 BELLDANDY 4714               10   4  1    83       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 GOAT 4012                     8   2  0    82       DESOLATE ONES (463)
 GLITRINA 4656                17  20  1    76       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PULLED ORC 4702               8   7  0    63       SHEWISH BUFFET (520)
 THE WINTER QUEEN 4672        15  10  1    62       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SEAL DANCER 4686             11  12  1    46       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
 AN ARENA DOCTOR 4175          6   6  1    46       AVID FANS (65)
 ABRAXIS II 4075               4   2  1    45       DESOLATE ONES (463)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FIRE HAWK 4011                5   5  0    31       DESOLATE ONES (463)
 C.F.H. 4009                   3   7  0    28       DESOLATE ONES (463)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WAR MAIDEN 4743               2   2  0    17       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 TOKER 4130                    1   0  0    13       DESOLATE ONES (463)
 ANGEL CAKE 4737               2   4  0    12       SHEWISH BUFFET (520)
 KORMAR 239                    1   0  0    10       THE RIPPERS (40)
 SNOWBIRD 4751                 0   1  0     1       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
A TALENT SCOUT 3950    16 10 1 AVID FANS 65         SHEWISH GIANT         341  NONE
DEADER #1 4749          0  1 0 DARQUE FORCES 428    SHEWISH GIANT         341  NONE
DEADER #2 4750          0  1 0 DARQUE FORCES 428    BLACK ORC             341  NONE
FAIRY PAINFUL 4739      3  2 0 DARQUE FORCES 428    AN ARENA DOCTOR 4175  340   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Aurora Marie -- Thanks for letting me get out of this cesspool of an arena 1 turn
earlier than I would have without sitting on the throne. -- The Janitor

Ermine -- I think you'll be getting your opportunity to be a multi-turn duelmaster
here very very soon.  I can just see it in your swing. -- A Talent Scout

Caer Salad -- There's 35% more fat in you than a straight green salad. -- The
Statistician

Fairy Painful -- Seeing who is available to Bloodfeud, I think it is going to be for
me also.  Sorry I couldn't save you. -- An Arena Doctor

One Armed Bandit -- Back again!  Next time we are sending you to the Dark Arena. --
Lapur Bisque

Janitor and Talent Scout -- Good riddance! -- Shewish Buffet

Statistician -- Fifty percent wins is not bad, for us.  I'll take it and retire
happily. -- Aurora Marie

Janitor -- That'd be just asking for trouble. -- Ermine

Arena Doctor -- YOUR leaves may be "a lovely shade of stick," but OURS are on the
ground with snow beginning to linger on 'em. -- The Winter Queen

Congratulations to The Janitor and A Talent Scout. -- Jorja and the Northern Lights

A salute to Wolf, participant in the Summer Tourney.

A Talent Scout -- Oh, well, if you're GRADUATING, then you're WAY out of MY class. --
Ermine
P.S.  Congratulations.

The Janitor -- You really cleaned up on that one. -- Aurora Marie
P.S.  I suppose it was political points.  Glad to be of assistance.

Venomous Concubine?  Pah. -- Glitrina

Belldandy -- And there goes my winning record. -- Seal Dancer
P.S.  What else is there to say?  You aren't chatty, and I don't feel I know you at
all.

I hate those Fratsfa Slaves.  They're so stuck up. -- The Winter Queen

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

THE JANITOR viciously butchered SHEWISH GIANT in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
A TALENT SCOUT was savagely slain by SHEWISH GIANT in a 2 minute Dark Arena melee.
DEADER #2 was slaughtered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena brawl.
DEADER #1 was assassinated by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
WAR MAIDEN was subdued by AN ARENA DOCTOR in a 2 minute Bloodfeud competition.
BELLDANDY devastated PULLED ORC in a 1 minute bloody mismatched Challenge match.
ERMINE overpowered CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute uneven melee.
BENEZIA vanquished GLITRINA in a 1 minute uneven duel.
LAPUR BISQUE overpowered GOAT in a popular 1 minute uneven Title duel.
CAER SALAD defeated THE WINTER QUEEN in a 2 minute expert's match.
SEAL DANCER was beaten by ABRAXIS II in a 2 minute fight.
FIRE HAWK subdued ANGEL CAKE in a crowd pleasing 6 minute bloody match.
C.F.H. was bested by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 2 minute battle.
TOKER demolished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
KORMAR handily defeated SNOWBIRD in a 2 minute one-sided conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         TOTAL PARRY        6 -   1 -  0      86  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         AIMED BLOW        11 -   5 -  1      69  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    21 -  17 -  3      55  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         WALL OF STEEL     22 -  19 -  1      54  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK    15 -  13 -  1      54  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -   7 -  1      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   8 -  1      38  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   7 -  0      30  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  11 -  0      21  |

Turn 341 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-LUNGE        1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  3         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  3         3  WALL OF STEEL  
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         2  BASHING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     3 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   LAPUR BISQUE 4676          11   2  2  108 SHEWISH BUFFET (520)
BASHING ATTACK   BENEZIA 4670               15  13  1  104 DARQUE FORCES (428)
STRIKING ATTACK  ERMINE 4712                 9   8  0   97 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
WALL OF STEEL    CAER SALAD 4677            12   4  2   86 SHEWISH BUFFET (520)
AIMED BLOW       THE WINTER QUEEN 4672      15  10  1   62 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ERMINE 4712.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
ANGEL CAKE 4737.  The ten other most popular fighters were AN ARENA DOCTOR 4175, 
LAPUR BISQUE 4676, ABRAXIS II 4075, BELLDANDY 4714, ERMINE 4712, CAER SALAD 4677, 
BENEZIA 4670, GOAT 4012, THE WINTER QUEEN 4672, and TOKER 4130.

The least popular fighter this week was SNOWBIRD 4751.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were C.F.H. 4009, GLITRINA 4656, PULLED ORC 4702, WAR MAIDEN 4743, DEADER #1 
4749, DEADER #2 4750, FIRE HAWK 4011, SEAL DANCER 4686, KORMAR 239, and TOKER 4130.

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

THE JANITOR (45-2545) AVID FANS (65)
A TALENT SCOUT (45-3950) AVID FANS (65)

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY LVI

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
IPECAC 3625 (84-75-0)                  1  1  0         EMETICS              
SCORPIUS 3752 (46-33-0)                1  3  0         KNIGHT BREED         

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BINGE N PURGE 3567 (57-67-0)           0  2  0         EMETICS              

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
YUFFIE 4291 (21-10-0)                  0  2  0         DARQUE FORCES        

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
J. KIM 4717 (0-0-0)                    0  2  0         EXTREME CREEPE       

DEAD CHALLENGERS TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
A CHEERLEADER 1092 (10-9-1)            4  3  0         AVID FANS            
TICKET TAKER 2522 (0-1-0)              0  2  0         AVID FANS            

DEAD ADEPTS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ABRACADAVER 4609 (0-0-0)               0  2  0         PHANTOM REGIMENT     

DEAD INITIATES TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
RODEKI MARSALA 4701 (1-1-0)            5  3  0         SHEWISH BUFFET       

DEAD APPRENTICES TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
AWAPUNI 4679 (0-0-0)                   5  3  0         KIWI CONNECTION      

                                NAME CHANGE-O-RAMA

    There was a line outside the Gladiatorial Commission's registry office.  There 
often was, but surely not now?  Alarond the Scribe, who had drawn office duty today, 
frowned at them.
    A stocky, fit, moderately handsome gladiator stepped up to the counter.  "I want a 
name-change," he said.  "How can I do my best known as," he shuddered, "'Dangling 
Eyeball'?  My name is Joe, and I want to use it."
    A small and very shapely woman stepped up beside him.  "And I am really tired of 
being known as 'DA Bait'."  She smiled, causing Alarond to sway where he stood.  "I'd 
like to be known as... Aphrodite, I think."
    The others crowded forward, each advancing a claim, the babble of voice rising to 
a roar, the crowd beginning to look like a mob--and every member of it armed and 
dangerous.
    Alarond raised his hands to quiet them, without much success.  He raised his 
voice, too.  "We'll do it!  A Name-Change-O-Rama, as soon as we can get the paperwork 
lined up!  Two or three months, maybe--"
    The gladiators howled in protest at the delay.
    "No, listen!  The files here are HUGE, it will take time to get everything 
straight.  You've got to be patient.  It WILL happen!"

                                  *   *   *   *   *  

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