DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/24/2014    Duedate: 01/20/2015

STORMCROWE ARENA

DM-45    TURN-355

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

PULLED ORC
SHEWISH BUFFET (520)
(45-4702) [18-11-0,118]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

PULLED ORC                     NOK GORKA
SHEWISH BUFFET (520)           GOING BERSERK (527)
(45-4702) [18-11-0,118]        (45-4779) [4-1-1,33]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ANGEL CAKE                     SNAKE PLISKIN
SHEWISH BUFFET (520)           MEN OF ILL REPUTE (395)
(45-4737) [7-12-0,74]          (45-3495) [7-8-0,44]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MEN OF ILL REPUTE (395)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SIMPLETONS (424)            67
2. SHEWISH BUFFET (520)        50      DARQUE FORCES (428)
3. GOING BERSERK (527)         22      Unchartered Team
4. NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)       15
5. DARQUE FORCES (428)          5      GOING BERSERK (527)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 STREET WALKERS (516)      89  39  6 69.5   1/ 1 MEN OF ILL REPUTE (395)  10  4 0
 2/ 2 DARQUE FORCES (428)      509 296 33 63.2   2/ 2 DARQUE FORCES (428)       8  7 1
 3/ 4*GOING BERSERK (527)       10   6  1 62.5   3/ 7 SHEWISH BUFFET (520)      8  7 0
 4/ 3 MEN OF ILL REPUTE (395)   44  28  2 61.1   4/ 3 MAX'S MIRACLE (123)       7  8 0
 5/ 5 MAX'S MIRACLE (123)       81  54  2 60.0   5/ 4*GOING BERSERK (527)       6  4 1
 6/ 7 SHEWISH BUFFET (520)      65  75  5 46.4   6/ 9*SIMPLETONS (424)          4  1 0
 7/ 6 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)    336 409 11 45.1   7- 5 STREET WALKERS (516)      3  3 0
 8/ 9*SIMPLETONS (424)           4   6  0 40.0   8/ 6 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)     2 13 0
 9- 8*ONLY IN MY DREAMS (478)    2   8  1 20.0   9- 8*ONLY IN MY DREAMS (478)   0  1 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Count Rugen strode confidently into the arena, squinting at the acrid smoke of
the torchiers.  He ignored the insults, boos, and cat calls of the common riffraff in
the stands.  His eyes sought out one man in the stands.
     "Miracle Max!" Count Rugen's voice boomed.  His aristocratic bearing never
wavered as he strode over to the stand in front of the man others called his manager.
Miracle Max, seated in a place of honor next to the Arenamaster, smiled down at his
new recruit.  At this distance, he felt safe, surrounded by both space and bodyguards
from the former #2 man in the kingdom.
     Count Rugen turned to the crowd, and made a grand gesture, laughing and smiling,
spinning his halbard expertly as he both warmed up and demonstrated his skill.  The
crowd's boos changed to "oohs" and "aahs."  Rarely was such skill seen in the Dark
Arena, short of the Lord Protector's final farewell bout.
     "Miracle Max!  I am going to kill your town's Spy Master."  He turned and
glanced at the opposite gate where the slight, cowled form of the scimitar wielding
warrior stood.  The man made no move, no indication that he heard what Count Rugen
had just said.
     "Then, Miracle Max.  Next.  I am going to kill you!"  The crowd cheered, beating
swords on shields.  Many stood, yelling as loudly as they could at the brave, bold
newbie's statement.  Miracle Max's face turned red, then pink, then ghostly white as
the meaning of Count Rugen's words sunk in.  He turned to leave, only to be stopped
by the Arena Master, and forcefully set back in his chair.
     Count Rugen turned and strode now toward his enemy, the Spymaster of Stormcrowe,
who stood impassively, scimitar and hatchet in hand.  A black cowl covered his face,
and the winds of Stormcrowe billowed his cape behind him.  He looked like a miniature
version of the Grim Reaper, in the flesh.
     The Arenamaster raised his hand to begin the battle, but hesitated at a gesture
from the Spymaster.  The crowd gasped as the man pulled back the cowl of his cape,
revealing the visage of Inigo Montoya, Duelmaster of Stormcrowe.
     "You are not the Spymaster!" exclaimed Count Rugen, who knew every man of
quality in the land of Alastari.
     Inigo smiled.  It sent chills up the spines of men and women in stands, and
children scurrying to their mothers.  It was the smile of a man who was about to
engage in the fight of a lifetime, a battle he had trained his entire adult life for.
It was a mixture of love for his father, and hatred for the man who stood in front of
him.
     "My name is Inigo Montoya.  You killed my father.  Prepare to die!"

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, STORMCROWE?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  SHEWISH BUFFET turned their 4-1-0 turn 
into a 3rd place rank in the listings this turn.  Any better than this, and you get 
put on hit lists.  Gee, I'm impressed, a 4-1-0 is nice, but don't get cocky, 
SIMPLETONS, the Fates teach humility, and the Fates are proud.  Of course, we're all 
terribly impressed to see PONDER win a fight and gain 20 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, 
GLITRINA beat THE TRANSIENT and THE TRANSIENT lost 9 points.  You're breakin' my 
heart.  Going for broke or broken, our Duelmaster PULLED ORC challenged this turn.  
And it's out with the old, in with the new, as PULLED ORC takes the Title and last 
week's bar tab from the old Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  The Shadow's Fountain, humph!  
I've tasted better ale at mortuaries.  Where do they get this stuff?  From 
STORMCROWE's trash dumps?   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.  MEN OF 
ILL REPUTE, I suppose you'll be glad to know you were this turn's most avoided team.  
Care to know who is the most afraid of you?  And it looks like MAX'S MIRACLE avoided 
them the most this turn.  What a pack of would be losers, if you ask me.  Hmph.  Ooh, 
I'm frightfully impressed, GLITRINA was this turn's most challenged warrior.  Watch 
that ego swell, sports fans.  And we have THE ALBINO in a challenge, going down 8 
points for the fight.  Guess what?  I thought THE ALBINO showed great skill and 
promise when he was bested by THELEN THE REDD.  All right, so I slept through it!  
Big deal!   
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  Nipped in the bud, you might say, was 
ANTON CHIGURH of MEN OF ILL REPUTE this turn.  Course, I wouldn't say that, so much 
as have a belly laugh.  Heh heh.  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only shines 
through use.  Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  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                  
 PULLED ORC 4702              18  11  0   118       SHEWISH BUFFET (520)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GLITRINA 4656                22  29  1   112       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
 INIGO MONTOYA 813            18  10  0    97       MAX'S MIRACLE (123)
 THE TRANSIENT 3494           14   1  0    91       MEN OF ILL REPUTE (395)
 THE MAN IN BLACK 3417         8   7  0    91       MAX'S MIRACLE (123)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BUTTERCUP 3416               11   4  1    84       MAX'S MIRACLE (123)
 MADAME HYDRA 4752            10   4  0    75       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 SEAL DANCER 4686             18  19  1    74       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
 ANGEL CAKE 4737               7  12  0    74       SHEWISH BUFFET (520)
 WAR MAIDEN 4743              12   6  1    70       DARQUE FORCES (428)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TARG THE WHIP 4264            5   2  0    54       MEN OF ILL REPUTE (395)
 SCANDAL SAVAGE 4753           9   5  1    47       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 SNAKE PLISKIN 3495            7   8  0    44       MEN OF ILL REPUTE (395)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THELEN THE REDD 4263          5   3  0    33       MEN OF ILL REPUTE (395)
 NOK GORKA 4779                4   1  1    33       GOING BERSERK (527)
 UKKO 4780                     4   1  0    27       GOING BERSERK (527)
 NACHO MAN 4796                3   0  0    26       SHEWISH BUFFET (520)
 THE ALBINO 3433               6   7  0    25       MAX'S MIRACLE (123)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE ICEMAN 4760               5   6  2    23       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
-MISS DEMEANER 4791            1   1  0    23       STREET WALKERS (516)
 LADY MACDEATH 4774            4   2  1    21       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 CHICAGO 4801                  1   0  0    20       SIMPLETONS (424)
 PONDER 4803                   1   0  0    20       SIMPLETONS (424)
-EVA DESTRUCTION 4703          3   2  0    18       STREET WALKERS (516)
 SLOPPY JOE 4797               1   2  0    18       SHEWISH BUFFET (520)
 SLACK JAW 4802                1   0  0    13       SIMPLETONS (424)
 BENDER 4804                   1   0  0    13       SIMPLETONS (424)
 SNAEGH 4792                   1   1  0    12       GOING BERSERK (527)
-TC 4165                       1   2  0    10       ONLY IN MY DREAMS (478)
 ATALI 4770                    1   6  0     9       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
-JEALOUS JAMIE 4704            1   4  0     7       STREET WALKERS (516)
 FROST GIANT 4784              1   4  0     7       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
 TRAILOR TRASH 3673            0   2  0     6       SIMPLETONS (424)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DEAD #45 4808           0  1 0 DARQUE FORCES 428    SPYMASTER             355  NONE
PRINCE HUMPERDIN 4809   0  1 0 MAX'S MIRACLE 123    HIGH ELF              355  NONE
ANTON CHIGURH 4794      2  1 0 MEN OF ILL REPUT 395 NOK GORKA 4779        355   
SNACK 4807              0  1 0 SHEWISH BUFFET 520   HIGH ELF              355  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Glitrina -- What an exciting fight!  You showed yourself worthy of the Duelmistress
throne but alas! only one of us could claim the victory. -- Inigo

The Transient -- Who would have thought that armor made from cardboard would prove so
tough? -- MiB

Angel Cake -- You are DELICIOUS! -- Buttercup

Targ the Whip -- More like "Targ the Down Challenging Jerk!" -- The Albino

Five dead in the Dark Arena.  Does this mean tourney prep has reached its bloody,
frenzied peak?

Miracle Max -- A six CN will do that.  We extend our regrets. -- Jorja

We salute the participants in the two most recent tourneys. -- Jorja and the Northern
Lights

Inigo -- Someone has to turn the phrases, or they would go head-first into the wall.
-- Seal Dancer

Inigo -- Enjoyed your column. -- Jorja et al

One-four, so much BETTER than last time!  And the win was MINE. -- Seal Dancer

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

PRINCE HUMPERDINCK was butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
DEAD #45 was slaughtered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
SNACK was murdered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
INIGO MONTOYA was bested by PULLED ORC in a 2 minute Challenge Title contest.
THE TRANSIENT was savagely defeated by GLITRINA in a 3 minute Challenge match.
THE MAN IN BLACK vanquished SEAL DANCER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
THE ALBINO was bested by THELEN THE REDD in a 1 minute Challenge competition.
NOK GORKA assassinated ANTON CHIGURH in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
SNAEGH won victory over ATALI in a 1 minute gory Challenge duel.
BUTTERCUP outwaited WAR MAIDEN in a 7 minute duel.
MADAME HYDRA defeated CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a exciting 1 minute fight.
ANGEL CAKE handily defeated SCANDAL SAVAGE in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
SNAKE PLISKIN narrowly defeated UKKO in a crowd pleasing 5 minute bloody match.
THE ICEMAN was viciously subdued by SLOPPY JOE in a 2 minute battle.
LADY MACDEATH viciously subdued FROST GIANT in a 2 minute gory conflict.
NACHO MAN vanquished TRAILOR TRASH in a action packed 1 minute mismatched bout.
BENDER handily defeated CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
PONDER devastated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
SLACK JAW overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided match.
CHICAGO overpowered EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         LUNGING ATTACK    24 -  20 -  1      55  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         PARRY-RIPOSTE     14 -  12 -  0      54  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -   9 -  0      53  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         TOTAL PARRY       11 -  11 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         WALL OF STEEL     13 -  14 -  0      48  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         BASHING ATTACK    21 -  25 -  6      46  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -  15 -  1      42  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW        10 -  19 -  0      34  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   6 -  0      33  |

Turn 355 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-STRIKE       2 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  3         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         1 -  2         2  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  2         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  2         2  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   PULLED ORC 4702            18  11  0  118 SHEWISH BUFFET (520)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    INIGO MONTOYA 813          18  10  0   97 MAX'S MIRACLE (123)
TOTAL PARRY      THE TRANSIENT 3494         14   1  0   91 MEN OF ILL REPUTE (395)
WALL OF STEEL    WAR MAIDEN 4743            12   6  1   70 DARQUE FORCES (428)
AIMED BLOW       SCANDAL SAVAGE 4753         9   5  1   47 DARQUE FORCES (428)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ANGEL CAKE 4737.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was SNAKE PLISKIN 3495.  The ten other most popular fighters were GLITRINA 4656, LADY 
MACDEATH 4774, THE MAN IN BLACK 3417, BUTTERCUP 3416, UKKO 4780, SLOPPY JOE 4797, 
NACHO MAN 4796, PULLED ORC 4702, THELEN THE REDD 4263, and NOK GORKA 4779.

The least popular fighter this week was TRAILOR TRASH 3673.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SCANDAL SAVAGE 4753, ATALI 4770, THE ALBINO 3433, SEAL DANCER 
4686, DEAD #45 4808, PRINCE HUMPERDINCK 4809, PONDER 4803, BENDER 4804, FROST GIANT 
4784, and THE ICEMAN 4760.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

PULLED ORC (45-4702) SHEWISH BUFFET (520)

               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. 

                   CHARGING BUFFALO (11-5764) TRIBAL COUNCIL  (518) 
                        PHOTON (18-3292) MAD SCIENTISTS  (75) 
                     YOURBAGD FOREVER (47-6968) THE OPERA  (613) 
                    TERRY SEYMOUR (74-4284) MEDAL OF HONOR  (519) 
                             SHADIS (77-174) RESCUE  (48) 
                  VANNA WHITE (82-39213) SUAVE'S FINEST HOUR  (4264) 
                  BANALADAR (82-37977) SUPERIOR FORCES 5703  (6306) 
                    ANNIE DUKE (82-49334) HOUSE OF CARDS 3  (8302) 
                 SLICK BILLY (82-49457) POLITICALY INCORRECT  (8320) 
                    PRIVATE 28 (84-3780) MEDAL OF HONOR L2  (736) 
                    GIAN CHILD (84-8531) SUPE FORCES 1906  (1564) 
                    LEBRON LEAVING (84-15536) WHY I WORRY  (2744) 
                  FOREST MOON (84-20784) STORMY'S TROOPERS C  (3699) 
                     GRIMLOUNGE (84-25308) THE BLACK WIND  (4494) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes