DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/25/2013    Duedate: 01/21/2014

STORMCROWE ARENA

DM-45    TURN-342

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

LAPUR BISQUE
SHEWISH BUFFET (520)
(45-4676) [12-2-2,119]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

LAPUR BISQUE                   POSITION IS EMPTY
SHEWISH BUFFET (520)           
(45-4676) [12-2-2,119]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ERMINE                         GOAT
NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)          DESOLATE ONES (463)
(45-4712) [10-8-0,111]         (45-4012) [8-3-0,83]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARQUE FORCES (428)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SHEWISH BUFFET (520)        31
2. NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)       24      DARQUE FORCES (428)
3. DARQUE FORCES (428)         17      Unchartered Team
4. DESOLATE ONES (463)         11
5. THE RIPPERS (40)             0      POSITION IS EMPTY (69)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*THE RIPPERS (40)           1   0  0  100   1/ 3 DARQUE FORCES (428)       9  6 0
 2/ 2 DARQUE FORCES (428)      468 272 27 63.2   2/ 1 AVID FANS (65)            6  4 2
 3/ 3 DESOLATE ONES (463)       29  26  3 52.7   3/ 2 SHEWISH BUFFET (520)      6  6 1
 4/ 4 AVID FANS (65)           161 148 15 52.1   4/ 4 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)     6  9 1
 5/ 5 SHEWISH BUFFET (520)      39  40  4 49.4   5/ 5 DESOLATE ONES (463)       5  5 0
 6/ 6 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)    314 366  9 46.2   6- 6*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 369): PORT-A-FORTRESS of THE CHOSEN (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 366): FREDDY FENDER of OTTO'S MECHANICS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 364): NABUCA of WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U! (La Guillotine, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 320): MALICE of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 341): LAPUR BISQUE of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 336): JACK B. NIMBLE of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 323): QUALITY of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 316): 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 270): DIRTY GIRL SCOUT of CORDIALS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 270): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 271): EDMONDS of GASHOUSE GANG (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 86): CUSTODIAN of OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 268): PUNGENT STENCH of FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 369): THE CHOSEN (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 366): LORD OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 364): BASH BROS OCEAN (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 320): DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 341): AVID FANS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 336): DEAD GAWDS (Death Jester, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 323): MESOPOTAMIA (Var, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 316): 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 270): NEW YORK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 270): MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 271): GASHOUSE GANG (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 86): CHAPEL OF THE GHOULS (Var, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 268): HANGOVERS et al (Crip, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 368): GLOBULIZER of WEIRD ALCHEMY (La Guillotine, 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.)
                               A TALENT SCOUT of AVID FANS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 316): DARGON of DRAGONS GUARD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
                (turn 315): CONFLICT of DRAGONS GUARD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 270): RONARDA SOLA of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
                   (turn 269): DON CORNBEEFLEON of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 270): CARPENTER of GASHOUSE GANG (Crip, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, in STORMCROWE a quiet thief gets rich, but a quiet spymaster gets 
poor.  So bring me ale and harken to my tidbits of news.  It seems the training can 
make the difference, as AVID FANS is pushed out of top team by DARQUE FORCES, who 
came from 3rd with a 4-1-0 this turn.  The SHEWISH BUFFET guild has had a 3-1-0 turn 
and deserves to be watched in the future.  You never know where this kind of thing 
can lead.  And let's see, SCANDAL SAVAGE fought PERSISTENT BEGGAR and gained 15 
points and contributed to DARQUE FORCES' 4-1-0.  BENEZIA has lost to ERMINE, falling 
15 points, while helping make DARQUE FORCES a 4-1-0 turn.  The attempts to dethrone 
the Duelmaster have failed, and LAPUR BISQUE remains STORMCROWE's top warrior for 
another turn.  Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I have heard from unimpeachable sources 
that The Shadow's Fountain uses trolls in their stew.  Talk about gristle!   
     I tell you, a green quarterstaff lasts longer than a seasoned sapling.  A basher 
friend of mine assures me this is true.  NORTHERN LIGHTS has cause to stand tall, as 
they were STORMCROWE's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to 
beat.  And avoiding NORTHERN LIGHTS more than any other team we find DESOLATE ONES.  
STORMCROWE, are we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  The most 
challenged warrior this turn was AVID FANS' warrior AN ARENA DOCTOR.  More fighters 
challenged him than challenged the Duelmaster!   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  Congratulations go out to DARQUE FORCES, with BELLDANDY revenging a 
bloodfeud against AN ARENA DOCTOR of AVID FANS.  We'd like to remind certain teams 
not to rob the graves of their enemies.  You know who you are; and it's considered 
rude.   
     I like this place, STORMCROWE, the taverns have old wine, and young serving 
girls.  Who could ask for more?  Always good to rest in STORMCROWE, but never good to 
wear out my welcome.  Look for me in future turns.  Until the sun next rises and my 
pen sets to paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LAPUR BISQUE 4676            12   2  2   119       SHEWISH BUFFET (520)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ERMINE 4712                  10   8  0   111       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
 CAER SALAD 4677              13   4  2    94       SHEWISH BUFFET (520)
 THE STATISTICIAN 2309        22  23  0    93       AVID FANS (65)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BENEZIA 4670                 15  14  1    89       DARQUE FORCES (428)
-COLOUR COMMENTATOR 3951      11   7  1    89       AVID FANS (65)
 BELLDANDY 4714               11   4  1    85       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 GOAT 4012                     8   3  0    83       DESOLATE ONES (463)
 PULLED ORC 4702               9   7  0    76       SHEWISH BUFFET (520)
 GLITRINA 4656                17  21  1    73       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
 THE WINTER QUEEN 4672        16  10  1    70       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SEAL DANCER 4686             12  12  1    50       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
 AN ARENA DOCTOR 4175          6   7  1    47       AVID FANS (65)
 ABRAXIS II 4075               4   3  1    41       DESOLATE ONES (463)
 C.F.H. 4009                   4   7  0    36       DESOLATE ONES (463)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FIRE HAWK 4011                5   6  0    31       DESOLATE ONES (463)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WAR MAIDEN 4743               3   2  0    19       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 TOKER 4130                    2   0  0    19       DESOLATE ONES (463)
 SCANDAL SAVAGE 4753           1   0  0    15       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 MADAME HYDRA 4752             1   0  0    13       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 ANGEL CAKE 4737               2   5  0    11       SHEWISH BUFFET (520)
-KORMAR 239                    1   0  0    10       THE RIPPERS (40)
 SNOWBIRD 4751                 0   2  0     2       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
SCALPER 4755            0  1 0 AVID FANS 65         DARK CHAMPION         342  NONE
FAIRY PAINFUL 4739      3  2 0 DARQUE FORCES 428    AN ARENA DOCTOR 4175  340  JUST REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Angel Cake -- Your skill is above me.  Thank you for the skills you taught.  You're
also my favorite. -- Fire Hawk

Convicted Thief -- You're no match for a small shield. -- Toker

Dangerous Criminal -- Ugghh! -- C.F.H.

Lapur Bisque -- Your roll under my attack looked good, but, you did not help in
teaching me.  Good fight... until we meet again. -- Goat

Seal Dancer -- You avoided my attacks with ease.  Impressive!  Good fight. -- Abraxis
II

Greeting to all managers in Stormecrowe, I remember when I first stared managing a
team in Northfork.  I happened to get involved during a Turf War contest.  The number
of teams involved was amazing; a Turf War would be nice! -- Goat

     They're gearing up for another one.

Janitor and Talent Scout -- Managers are so demanding, aren't they?  But retirement
is good. -- Aurora Marie, happily retired

Talent Scout -- Probably you need new glasses.  What *I* see is Darque Forces and
Shewish Buffet setting up a monopoly on the title.  Or would that be a biopoly? --
Ermine
P.S.  But thanks for the compliment.

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

Assassins, ha!  I would say that I "eat them for breakfast," but that would be a lie.
I like a breakfast with more substance. -- Ermine

Benezia -- Yep, you're headed up there to pig out on Lapur Bisque, aren't you? --
Glitrina

Caer Salad -- Very strange dressing. -- the Winter Queen

Abraxis -- Why so desolate?  This is not the season for desolation. -- Seal Dancer

Kormar -- It might have been "handy" for YOU, but it does not fit into my Master
Plan. -- Snowbird

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SCALPER was butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
BELLDANDY vanquished AN ARENA DOCTOR in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud battle.
GOAT was subdued by CAER SALAD in a crowd pleasing 4 minute expert's Challenge fight.
ABRAXIS II was devastated by THE WINTER QUEEN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
FIRE HAWK was viciously subdued by SEAL DANCER in a 2 minute Challenge brawl.
TOKER bested ANGEL CAKE in a 2 minute Challenge match.
LAPUR BISQUE devastated THE STATISTICIAN in a 1 minute one-sided Title competition.
BENEZIA was vanquished by ERMINE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
GLITRINA lost to PULLED ORC in a action packed 1 minute uneven fight.
C.F.H. overpowered CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
WAR MAIDEN viciously subdued SNOWBIRD in a 6 minute brutal novice's bout.
SCANDAL SAVAGE demolished PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
MADAME HYDRA devastated CONVICTED THIEF 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                   5         TOTAL PARRY        5 -   2 -  0      71  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         AIMED BLOW        11 -   5 -  1      69  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -   5 -  1      58  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         BASHING ATTACK    16 -  12 -  1      57  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    21 -  19 -  3      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL     22 -  20 -  1      52  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   8 -  1      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         STRIKING ATTACK    5 -  10 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   8 -  0      27  |

Turn 342 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         2 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  2     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   LAPUR BISQUE 4676          12   2  2  119 SHEWISH BUFFET (520)
STRIKING ATTACK  ERMINE 4712                10   8  0  111 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
WALL OF STEEL    CAER SALAD 4677            13   4  2   94 SHEWISH BUFFET (520)
BASHING ATTACK   BENEZIA 4670               15  14  1   89 DARQUE FORCES (428)
AIMED BLOW       THE WINTER QUEEN 4672      16  10  1   70 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 
GOAT 4012.  The ten other most popular fighters were SEAL DANCER 4686, CAER SALAD 
4677, THE WINTER QUEEN 4672, FIRE HAWK 4011, TOKER 4130, ANGEL CAKE 4737, LAPUR 
BISQUE 4676, BELLDANDY 4714, ERMINE 4712, and PULLED ORC 4702.

The least popular fighter this week was BENEZIA 4670.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were THE STATISTICIAN 2309, AN ARENA DOCTOR 4175, MADAME HYDRA 4752, SCANDAL 
SAVAGE 4753, SNOWBIRD 4751, WAR MAIDEN 4743, SCALPER 4755, C.F.H. 4009, GLITRINA 
4656, and ABRAXIS II 4075.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

THE STATISTICIAN (45-2309) AVID FANS (65)

               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. 

                     CHUPACABRA (10-3827) TERRAPIN STATION  (189) 
                           DECEON RAIN (50-883) KAOS  (127) 
                       PIONEER (82-47958) TRIPPIN' OUT  (8064) 
                      GRAPE APE (82-34889) BRAIN FOOD 9  (5739) 
                DUELMASTERS.COM (82-16536) SUPERIOR FORCES 720  (2509) 
                     FROZBOZ (82-14622) FIRES OF HEAVEN 4  (2181) 
                           RAGE (82-36450) EMOTIONS  (6013) 
                 HUNGRY HIPPO (82-49609) SUPERIOR FORCES 5411  (8331) 
                       BABEL (82-46069) SACS DE SABLE 1  (7725) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes