DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/16/2014    Duedate: 05/13/2014

STORMCROWE ARENA

DM-45    TURN-346

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BENEZIA
DARQUE FORCES (428)
(45-4670) [18-15-2,152]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BENEZIA                        POSITION IS EMPTY
DARQUE FORCES (428)            
(45-4670) [18-15-2,152]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ERMINE                         BENEZIA
NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)          DARQUE FORCES (428)
(45-4712) [11-11-0,99]         (45-4670) [18-15-2,152]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARQUE FORCES (428)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DARQUE FORCES (428)         48
2. NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)       13      DARQUE FORCES (428)
3. DESOLATE ONES (463)          2      Unchartered Team
4. SHEWISH BUFFET (520)       -44
                                       SCARLET KNIGHTS (312)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 DARQUE FORCES (428)      484 276 30 63.7   1/ 1 DARQUE FORCES (428)      12  3 3
 2/ 0 DESOLATE ONES (463)       31  29  3 51.7   2/ 2 SHEWISH BUFFET (520)      5  8 0
 3/ 2 SHEWISH BUFFET (520)      46  50  4 47.9   3/ 3 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)     5 10 0
 4/ 3 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)    321 379  9 45.9   4/ 0 DESOLATE ONES (463)       2  3 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 373): CLYDE D'CLUB of PEASANT REBELLION (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 370): EYE BAGS of BASH BROS BODY (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 368): MALICE of ASSASSINATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 323): MALICE of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 345): LAPUR BISQUE of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 340): WITCHCRAZE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 326): NEFARA of PUBLIC ENEMY (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 320): URSILA RILVAR of MIDDLE WAY 8 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 305): QUI GONG of ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 298): RATTLER of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 274): MUSHROOM of PIZZA TOPPINGS (Warlock, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 274): KID FUNKY FRIED of DEADLY RAGE (Var, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 275): WONTON NOT NOW of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 90): CUSTODIAN of OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 272): BALLIOL BLACKMOON of DRAGONBANE GUILD (Nomad, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 373): WEIRD ALCHEMY (La Guillotine, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 370): DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 368): BASH BROS OCEAN (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 323): DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 345): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 340): GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (Kharadmon, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 326): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 320): WHERE AM I? (Var, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 305): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 298): ELDER GODS (Var, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 274): OUTER GODS (Var, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 274): BASH BROS GOLFER (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 275): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 90): OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 272): CHEERS (Otis, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 373): PORT-A-FORTRESS of THE CHOSEN (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 369): KOROSHIYA ICHI of LORD OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 323): MALICE of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 340): MANDORALLEN of PAWN OF PROPHECY (Gentleben, mgr.)
                   (turn 339): PETIT JARDINIA of LES TURFISTES (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
                               NORM of CHEERS (Otis, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 298): CHAGUA KORBIN of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 274): MUSHROOM of PIZZA TOPPINGS (Warlock, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 275): WONTON NOT NOW of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 90): CUSTODIAN of OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
                   (turn 89): CORNELIUS of NONSUCH HOUSE (Dimetras, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     You have my attention, Benezia.  And a likely title match.

Lapur Bisque

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, friends and fiends, welcome to your friendly neighborhood spyreport.  
I doubt STORMCROWE will ever be the same.  And let's see, BELLDANDY fought PULLED ORC 
and gained 17 points and contributed to DARQUE FORCES' 4-1-0.  PULLED ORC has lost to 
BELLDANDY, falling 12 points, while helping make SHEWISH BUFFET a 0-4-0 turn.  This 
turn LAPUR BISQUE Bloodfeuded BENEZIA in what was STORMCROWE's Title bout.  We should 
ask BENEZIA about the thrill of victory, and what being the new Duelmaster does for a 
warrior, she's now the one to ask.  Can someone confirm a rumor for me?  I hear the 
top team makes their losing fighters do dishes at The Shadow's Fountain until they 
win.  Maybe?   
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  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.   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep your 
swords sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to 
paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BENEZIA 4670                 18  15  2   152       DARQUE FORCES (428)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GLITRINA 4656                20  22  1   103       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
 ERMINE 4712                  11  11  0    99       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
 BELLDANDY 4714               13   6  1    92       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 LAPUR BISQUE 4676            15   3  2    91       SHEWISH BUFFET (520)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOAT 4012                     8   4  0    81       DESOLATE ONES (463)
 PULLED ORC 4702              11   9  0    70       SHEWISH BUFFET (520)
 THE WINTER QUEEN 4672        17  13  1    69       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SCANDAL SAVAGE 4753           5   0  1    59       DARQUE FORCES (428)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SEAL DANCER 4686             13  15  1    55       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
 FIRE HAWK 4011                6   6  0    39       DESOLATE ONES (463)
 ABRAXIS II 4075               4   4  1    37       DESOLATE ONES (463)
 WAR MAIDEN 4743               7   2  1    36       DARQUE FORCES (428)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MADAME HYDRA 4752             4   1  0    28       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 TOKER 4130                    3   0  0    28       DESOLATE ONES (463)
 C.F.H. 4009                   4   8  0    27       DESOLATE ONES (463)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ANGEL CAKE 4737               2   8  0    15       SHEWISH BUFFET (520)
 THE ICEMAN 4760               1   1  0     4       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
SNOWBIRD 4751           0  4 0 NORTHERN LIGHTS 393  SCANDAL SAVAGE 4753   344   
APPETIZER 4762          0  1 0 SHEWISH BUFFET 520   ARENAMASTER NHOR      346  NONE
CAER SALAD 4677        15  5 2 SHEWISH BUFFET 520   BENEZIA 4670          345   
MEAL 4761               0  1 0 SHEWISH BUFFET 520   BLACK ORC             346  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Caer Salad was 17-11(1)-8-17-17-4-11 WS.  +3 or +4 Att, +3 Par.  Masters in Att and
Par, Ad Ex in Init.  So close to graduation, yet so far.  He will be missed, not only
for his fights in the arena but for his crisp refreshing addition to our evening meal
at the guildhouse. -- Shewish Buffet

I'm doing pretty awful.  I'm going to sit out until Green Eyes applies that ZAP prize
to my Attack base. -- Angel Cake

The Winter Queen -- And the pulled becomes the pullee. -- Pulled Orc

Ghost of Caer Salad -- Apologies, love!  I entered that fight knowing that you had
beaten me twice before, so I was giving it all I had... perhaps that was too much. --
Benezia

Shewish Buffet -- I humbly await the blood feud. -- Benezia

Glitrina -- Considering the experience disparity, I should not fret about the loss.
However, I am and a lot. -- Belldandy

Seal Dancer -- Style advantage all mine.  I was expecting to learn more from the
experience though. -- Scandal Savage

Angel Cake -- I do not wish to repeat that after you get ZAPPED! -- Madame Hydra

Lapur Bisque -- The question rises, should people who live in pots and bowls carry
sharp pointy things? -- Ermine

How annoying that the new guy should get the only win on our team!  Really, he's only
fit for driving down alleys in a wagon dripping with blocks of ice packed in sawdust.
Ah... fond memories, that was a long time ago.... -- Ermine

Pulled Orc -- Enjoyable, in its way, but not something to do OFTEN. -- the Winter
Queen

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

APPETIZER was butchered by ARENAMASTER NHOR in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
MEAL was slaughtered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
LAPUR BISQUE was demolished by BENEZIA in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud Title fight.
BELLDANDY devastated PULLED ORC in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
SCANDAL SAVAGE subdued SEAL DANCER in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
ERMINE won victory over GOAT in a 2 minute master's fight.
GLITRINA overpowered KUNG-FU MASTER in a 2 minute mismatched brawl.
THE WINTER QUEEN overpowered ABRAXIS II in a 1 minute uneven melee.
C.F.H. lost to WAR MAIDEN in a 4 minute duel.
MADAME HYDRA slimly lost to FIRE HAWK in a 4 minute gory beginner vs. expert fight.
TOKER overpowered THE ICEMAN in a popular 1 minute gory uneven match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   2 -  1      67  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         WALL OF STEEL     24 -  16 -  1      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         AIMED BLOW        10 -   7 -  2      59  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    23 -  19 -  2      55  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         BASHING ATTACK    17 -  15 -  2      53  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         TOTAL PARRY        1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   7 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -  10 -  0      41  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  10 -  0      17  |

Turn 346 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     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  BASHING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  4         2  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  2     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   BENEZIA 4670               18  15  2  152 DARQUE FORCES (428)
LUNGING ATTACK   LAPUR BISQUE 4676          15   3  2   91 SHEWISH BUFFET (520)
AIMED BLOW       THE WINTER QUEEN 4672      17  13  1   69 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
WALL OF STEEL    WAR MAIDEN 4743             7   2  1   36 DARQUE FORCES (428)
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 
BENEZIA 4670.  The ten other most popular fighters were SCANDAL SAVAGE 4753, MADAME 
HYDRA 4752, TOKER 4130, BELLDANDY 4714, SEAL DANCER 4686, ERMINE 4712, GLITRINA 4656, 
THE WINTER QUEEN 4672, GOAT 4012, and LAPUR BISQUE 4676.

The least popular fighter this week was ABRAXIS II 4075.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were PULLED ORC 4702, MEAL 4761, APPETIZER 4762, THE ICEMAN 4760, FIRE HAWK 
4011, WAR MAIDEN 4743, C.F.H. 4009, LAPUR BISQUE 4676, GOAT 4012, and THE WINTER 
QUEEN 4672.

               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. 

                         WILLOW (14-4754) ZOMBIE SQUAD (478) 
                      SERPENTITO (36-7542) SERPENTS HOLD (629) 
                     THE SHINING (82-1279) FAILED MUSICALS (222) 
                     BESS (82-35303) SUPERIOR FORCES 4502 (5816) 
                        JABBER HOGAN (82-49966) LAZY 9 (8398) 
                       LAZY CRIMINAL (84-18259) KAOSTIC (1429) 
                         HIDDEN GERBIL (84-19254) TMI (3416) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes