DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/11/2014    Duedate: 07/08/2014

STORMCROWE ARENA

DM-45    TURN-348

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ERMINE
NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
(45-4712) [13-11-0,113]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ERMINE                         POSITION IS EMPTY
NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)          
(45-4712) [13-11-0,113]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ERMINE                         ANGEL CAKE
NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)          SHEWISH BUFFET (520)
(45-4712) [13-11-0,113]        (45-4737) [4-8-0,33]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARQUE FORCES (428)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DARQUE FORCES (428)         40
2. SHEWISH BUFFET (520)        19      DARQUE FORCES (428)
3. NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)       13      Unchartered Team
4. DESOLATE ONES (463)          0
                                       BLANK II (106)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 DARQUE FORCES (428)      489 281 31 63.5   1/ 1 DARQUE FORCES (428)       9  6 1
 2- 2 DESOLATE ONES (463)       31  29  3 51.7   2/ 2 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)     9  6 0
 3/ 3 SHEWISH BUFFET (520)      50  55  4 47.6   3/ 3 SHEWISH BUFFET (520)      4  9 0
 4/ 4 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)    327 383  9 46.1   4- 4 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

                         Darque Forces -- A Brief History

     This Darque Forces stable reached a milestone last cycle and I'd like to
commemorate it with a spotlight.  Spotlight might be overselling it a bit.  I'd like
to remember our graduates that contributed to the completion of our Round Robin.
     This team began in DM 44 on June 11, 1997 as The Femme Fatales.  Yes, I know
that Le Pentarque and La Guillotine just died a little inside at my poor grasp of
singular and plural in the French language.  Chances are good though that only Jorja
and OAB are reading this spotlight and I can escape the embarrassment.  I was 18 at
the time so perhaps I can be forgiven.  Anyway, we opened up with a modest 2-3 with
the losses coming via the Dark Arena.  On turn 152 or August 4, 1999 the team name
was officially changed to Darque Forces.
     My first graduate to AD came from this team, a Striker named Gertrude.  It was
probably that sentimental little tidbit that had me transfer the team to Stormcrowe
and continue running them after Krill was closed along with many other arenas.
Darque Forces joined Stormcrowe on January 7, 2003 for Turn 198. Our first turn was a
lackluster 1-4 giving me a 91-73-4 overall record.  We have improved a bit since that
time.  The rest is history (and probably a shorter history).  This stable has been
one of my most active for the past 11 years, something I don't see changing anytime
soon.
     Following are the lucky graduates from this team.  I have been able to track
down the relevant information such as the turn they graduated and their record.
     Warrior Name -- Style -- Turn Graduated -- Record at Graduation
***DM 44
     Getrude - ST - 176 - 13-5-0
     Ursula - WS - 189 - 18-10-1

***DM 45
     Marilyn - PL - 220 - 22-24-2
     Bombshell - PS - 231 - 18-10-3
     Mother - LU - 234 - 22-16-2
     Hot Lips - TP
that the Round Robin goal has been met, I have to come with a few more.  500 wins is
the next goal in sight, followed by graduating a PL with a winning record, and
possibly starting a new Round Robin.  It's not necessary, but I'll probably be
exploring a way to top 3 kills on a single warrior also.

Master Darque
Manager of Darque Forces

Master Darque -- It looks like hal has dropped a few stitches here, but I can't find
the data in any of the files to fill it in.  Sorry.

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                              ---===SLOW ARENA NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 375): CLYDE D'CLUB of PEASANT REBELLION (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 372): TRAVEL of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 640): PITCHFORK of USEFUL WEAPONS (Smithy, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 324): ISRAFELof DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 347): BENEZIA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 342): EXPOSED of HORNY GOAT X (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 328): NEFARA of PUBLIC ENEMY (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 322): FAT LIP of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 307): QUI GONG of ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 300): HEATH BAR of SHEWISH MUNCHIES (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 276): HAUGHA RYDE of THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 276): RUTABAGA of VEGGIES II (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 277): URSULA ZAROFF of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 92): WHITEY D'EAGLE of NONSUCH HOUSE (Dimetreas, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 274): WHACKING WILLOW of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 375): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 372): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 370): BASH BROS OCEAN (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 324): DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 347): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 342): NUKE TEST (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 328): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 322): IRON CATHEDRAL (Dameon Darkheart, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 307): MASS EFFECT (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 300): ELDER GODS (Var, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 276): OUTER GODS (Var, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 275): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 276): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 92): BAD SIGNS (Dark Oracle, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 277): FEVER PITCH et al (Chuck, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 374): IWO JIMA of SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 369): MALICE of ASSASSINATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 323): MALICE of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 347): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 341): WITCHCRAZE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
                               CHICKEN A LA KING of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 321): SINISTER SAINT of IRON CATHEDRAL (Dameon Darkheart, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 307): QUI GONG of ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 299): RATTLER of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
                          JOHNNY APPLESEED (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 276): RUTABAGA of VEGGIES II (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
                   (turn 275): VIRUS of BASH BROS MICROSOFT (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Greetings Warriors,

     It was a long road but I finally made.  I am the 18th graduate from this stable,
the first Basher (yay me!), and the 10th style.  Darque is more excited about
completing the round robin than all the other achievements.  I guess that is a thing
with arena managers, I don't understand it personally.  Whatever.
     For the interested, I started in the arena 11-4-14-15-21-6-13.  My career was
streaky at best with the only real consistency coming in the last 10 fights were I
pulled a 7-3-1 record.  I thought for sure that I loved the QS, but the Commission
disagrees.  The Commission says that I enjoy the GA, a VH/LO rhythm, and learning INI
skills.  My learning wasn't that great at 1.68 spf and I wasn't well bonused, only
showing +1 ATT.
     All the numbers and stat mumbo jumbo isn't my cup of tea.  The managers can
argue about their statistical data and other trivialities all they wish because I'm
immortal.
     I bid you farewell.  After this cycle, I will be taking up residence on the
Isle.  I believe Darque has booked me a spot in his facility near Home Guard.  I am
not sure if I will be active, but there is always hope.

Farewell,

Benezia

                                      SPY REPORT

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  DARQUE FORCES had cause to celebrate, after BELLDANDY got 27 points by 
beating THE WINTER QUEEN.  A certain someone should cut down on the drinking and 
practice more, after losing 4 points to ERMINE.  (Discrete enough, PULLED ORC?) 
GLITRINA found out that STORMCROWE isn't a democracy.  You've gotta be the best to be 
Duelmaster here!  So who was the warrior seen charging into immovable walls and 
challenging dead trees?  Someone's got a basic problem...   
     So much to report, so little time!  Like a horde of jackals fleeing from the 
lion, so did the "warriors" in STORMCROWE avoid SHEWISH BUFFET.  As a woman of good 
breeding scorns the "warriors" of DARQUE FORCES, so did that sorry team shy from 
SHEWISH BUFFET  
     The moving sword slashes, and having slashed, moves on...  You've heard about 
THE WINTER QUEEN of NORTHERN LIGHTS.  Death plays no favorites, and neither do I.  
What was a 17-15-1 doing on the fields in the first place?  Perhaps SHEWISH BUFFET's 
manager was intending to send CAER SALAD to the Dark Arena in the first place, seeing 
as how bloodfeud has nearly expired.  Oh hard!  that to strike a flame, the match 
itself must needs be wasting!   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  As if buffeted by forces of nature beyond my 
control, I must take my leave of this place.  Do not despair!  I shall return!-- 
Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ERMINE 4712                  13  11  0   113       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BELLDANDY 4714               14   7  2   111       DARQUE FORCES (428)
-LAPUR BISQUE 4676            16   3  2   106       SHEWISH BUFFET (520)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GLITRINA 4656                20  24  1    85       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
-GOAT 4012                     8   4  0    81       DESOLATE ONES (463)
 PULLED ORC 4702              12  10  0    78       SHEWISH BUFFET (520)
 SEAL DANCER 4686             15  15  1    73       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SCANDAL SAVAGE 4753           6   1  1    56       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 WAR MAIDEN 4743               8   3  1    39       DARQUE FORCES (428)
-FIRE HAWK 4011                6   6  0    39       DESOLATE ONES (463)
-ABRAXIS II 4075               4   4  1    37       DESOLATE ONES (463)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANGEL CAKE 4737               4   8  0    33       SHEWISH BUFFET (520)
-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                  
 THE ICEMAN 4760               3   1  0    18       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
 MADAME HYDRA 4752             4   3  0    15       DARQUE FORCES (428)

'-' 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  REVENGED
THE WINTER QUEEN 4672  17 15 1 NORTHERN LIGHTS 393  BELLDANDY 4714        348   
MEAL 4766               0  1 0 SHEWISH BUFFET 520   ARENAMASTER NHOR      348  NONE
SNACK 4765              0  1 0 SHEWISH BUFFET 520   BLACK ORC             348  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Our congratulations to Benezia. -- Jorja and the Northern Lights

We salute the tourney participant. -- Jorja and company again

Three-two, again!  Amazing, and gratifying, with only two of the wins being over a
standby.  I could like this. -- Ermine

Benezia -- You're leaving, so I don't care.  You should go.  You're too swollen with
recognition to belong here. -- Glitrina the Uncharitable

I don't mind the Venomous Concubine.  She's okay for a human. -- Ermine

Pulled Orc -- I think you need to be rubbed all over with bengay. -- the Winter Queen

Scandal Savage -- You needed a loss.  I had a spare. -- Seal Dancer

The Convicted Thief is amazingly stupid.  You'd think he would realize that stealing
ice in the summer, without proper handling and storage facilities, is pointless. --
The Iceman

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MEAL was butchered by ARENAMASTER NHOR in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SNACK was butchered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
BENEZIA handily defeated GLITRINA in a 1 minute one-sided match.
ERMINE vanquished PULLED ORC in a 1 minute mismatched Title brawl.
BELLDANDY assassinated THE WINTER QUEEN in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
SEAL DANCER devastated WAR MAIDEN in a 2 minute uneven brawl.
SCANDAL SAVAGE overpowered AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
ANGEL CAKE overcame MADAME HYDRA in a action packed 1 minute fight.
THE ICEMAN won victory over MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute beginner's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   1 -  1      75  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         AIMED BLOW        10 -   7 -  2      59  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    20 -  16 -  2      56  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         WALL OF STEEL     19 -  16 -  1      54  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK    19 -  16 -  2      54  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   6 -  0      54  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -   9 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   8 -  0      27  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   3 -  0      25  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 348 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-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  2         2  WALL OF STEEL  
BASHING ATTACK     3 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  ERMINE 4712                13  11  0  113 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
BASHING ATTACK   BELLDANDY 4714             14   7  2  111 DARQUE FORCES (428)
LUNGING ATTACK   PULLED ORC 4702            12  10  0   78 SHEWISH BUFFET (520)
AIMED BLOW       SCANDAL SAVAGE 4753         6   1  1   56 DARQUE FORCES (428)
WALL OF STEEL    WAR MAIDEN 4743             8   3  1   39 DARQUE FORCES (428)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
The overall popularity leader is ERMINE 4712.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
ANGEL CAKE 4737.  The ten other most popular fighters were ERMINE 4712, SCANDAL 
SAVAGE 4753, THE ICEMAN 4760, BELLDANDY 4714, SEAL DANCER 4686, MADAME HYDRA 4752, 
MEAL 4766, SNACK 4765, GLITRINA 4656, and PULLED ORC 4702.

The least popular fighter this week was WAR MAIDEN 4743.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were THE WINTER QUEEN 4672, PULLED ORC 4702, GLITRINA 4656, SNACK 4765, MEAL 
4766, MADAME HYDRA 4752, SEAL DANCER 4686, BELLDANDY 4714, THE ICEMAN 4760, and 
SCANDAL SAVAGE 4753.

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

BENEZIA (45-4670) DARQUE FORCES (428)

               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. 

                      STARGRITS (28-3714) UGLY URBAN ORCS  (425) 
                        CAUSEY (65-5881) THE CAUSEY WAY  (659) 
                 FLYING HELLFISH (82-7132) CARNIVAL OF CHAOS  (1019) 
                     WARRIOR 1 (82-22691) TOURNEY TEAM II  (3620) 
                       CRAZY 69 (84-11518) CRAZY 88 20  (2091) 
                          ANGRY (84-11693) WORDS IX  (2126) 
                  SUBTERFUGE (84-38420) COLLUSION UNLIMITED  (6707) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes