DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/18/2015    Duedate: 03/17/2015

STORMCROWE ARENA

DM-45    TURN-357

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

THE MAN IN BLACK
MAX'S MIRACLE (123)
(45-3417) [10-7-0,103]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

THE MAN IN BLACK               NOK GORKA
MAX'S MIRACLE (123)            GOING BERSERK (527)
(45-3417) [10-7-0,103]         (45-4779) [6-1-2,52]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GLITRINA                       BEA LIGERENT
NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)          DARQUE FORCES (428)
(45-4656) [22-31-1,98]         (45-4812) [1-1-0,13]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARQUE FORCES (428)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MAX'S MIRACLE (123)         17
2. DARQUE FORCES (428)         16      DARQUE FORCES (428)
3. NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)       16      Unchartered Team
4. GOING BERSERK (527)          9
5. SHEWISH BUFFET (520)         0      GOING BERSERK (527)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 3*GOING BERSERK (527)       14   7  2 66.7   1/ 3 DARQUE FORCES (428)       8  7 0
 2/ 2 DARQUE FORCES (428)      515 300 33 63.2   2- 2 SHEWISH BUFFET (520)      7  3 1
 3/ 4 MAX'S MIRACLE (123)       86  55  2 61.0   3/ 5 MAX'S MIRACLE (123)       7  4 0
 4- 5 MEN OF ILL REPUTE (395)   46  31  2 59.7   4/ 4*GOING BERSERK (527)       6  2 2
 5- 6 SHEWISH BUFFET (520)      68  77  6 46.9   5- 6*SIMPLETONS (424)          4  1 0
 6/ 7 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)    338 417 11 44.8   6- 1 MEN OF ILL REPUTE (395)   4  5 0
 7- 8*SIMPLETONS (424)           4   6  0 40.0   7/ 7 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)     3 12 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.

     "Let me 'splain.  No, there is too much.  Let me sum up..."  So many GREAT
quotes from The Princess Bride.

     Inigo started his career in the arena over 20 years ago.  He graduates at
11-12(+1)-8-17-13-9(+1)-17(+1) with Master Riposte, AdEx Attack and Parry, Expert
Init.
     One of the downsides of playing sporadically over the years (this team was
created in the late 80s / early 90s, picked up in the '00s and again in 2014) is the
loss of information.  Three times now I've had to experiment to find out how ol'
Inigo likes to fight.  I originally thought Inigo's favorite weapon was the Long
Spear.  Then it seemed to be the Scimitar.  Turns out it's the Shortsword.
     But it gets worse!  His favorite rhythm is Very Low / High (no, I never tried
that).  Normal endurance, normal damage.  Mode across the board.  Hard to believe I
waited this long to find out.  So, Inigo (my first and possibly last PR graduate)
rides off into the sunset of retirement.  I bet he'll make a great Dread Pirate
Roberts.
     Now, I have to admit to some skullduggery in trying to retain a Miracle Max
warrior on the throne.  Inigo challenged Glitrina who he has defeated twice before,
even though both fights were very close, in the hopes of defeating her and taking her
out of the running for most recognition points (and thus, the throne).  Buttercup
challenged The Transient for the same reason, with the idea that a scum on scum
battle would net little recognition even with The Transient getting the victory.
This would ideally leave The Man In Black (who avoided Darque Forces and Shewish
Buffet) matching up and defeating an NPC and gaining the throne by way of top
recognition.  Only time will tell if my Vizzini-like machinations worked.  To lose
would be inconceivable!
     But in reality, it will take a miracle for all the stars to align.

                                      SPY REPORT

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  Nothing is certain in STORMCROWE, with changing loyalties, changing 
Duelmasters.  Write this down:  new top team--DARQUE FORCES.  MEN OF ILL REPUTE after 
a sorry 0-0-0 might want to consider abandoning the sands and taking up singing the 
'Can't fight no more' blues!  Good things come to those who fight well, as MAX'S 
MIRACLE can attest, moving up by 2.  Practice pays for ATALI, who pummelled 
PERSISTENT BEGGAR, to pocket 13 points.  A certain someone should cut down on the 
drinking and practice more, after losing 4 points to NOK GORKA.  (Discrete enough, 
LADY MACDEATH?) Duelmaster INIGO MONTOYA from MAX'S MIRACLE is going for the gold, as 
he challenged NORTHERN LIGHTS' GLITRINA.  Ooh, the excitement!  GLITRINA found out 
that STORMCROWE isn't a democracy.  You've gotta be the best to be Duelmaster here!  
Word has it one team in STORMCROWE is taking speech lessons to try to bore their 
opponent to death.  I'll bet it works.   
     And how sociable are STORMCROWE's warriors?  Come, let us see.  Perhaps the 
warriors of MEN OF ILL REPUTE should take up some hobbies, as they are the most 
avoided team...  As a woman of good breeding scorns the "warriors" of MAX'S MIRACLE, 
so did that sorry team shy from MEN OF ILL REPUTE If challenges were horses, THE MAN 
IN BLACK could open up a fast food joint!  As a confidence booster, THE MAN IN BLACK 
challenged SEAL DANCER, down 23 points.  Do you also slay vicious rodents in your 
spare time, THE MAN IN BLACK?  Warriors of STORMCROWE!  Do you wish your reputations 
tainted by the base challenge of THE MAN IN BLACK?   
     The moving sword slashes, and having slashed, moves on...  Oh hard!  that to 
strike a flame, the match itself must needs be wasting!   
     Do not think spyreporting in STORMCROWE is the highlight of my life.  More 
important duties call me.  Do not despair!  I shall return!-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE MAN IN BLACK 3417        10   7  0   103       MAX'S MIRACLE (123)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GLITRINA 4656                22  31  1    98       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-THE TRANSIENT 3494           15   1  0    95       MEN OF ILL REPUTE (395)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MADAME HYDRA 4752            12   4  0    88       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 BUTTERCUP 3416               12   5  1    87       MAX'S MIRACLE (123)
-ANGEL CAKE 4737               8  12  0    82       SHEWISH BUFFET (520)
 SEAL DANCER 4686             18  21  1    76       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WAR MAIDEN 4743              12   8  1    66       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 SCANDAL SAVAGE 4753          11   5  1    59       DARQUE FORCES (428)
-TARG THE WHIP 4264            6   2  0    57       MEN OF ILL REPUTE (395)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NOK GORKA 4779                6   1  2    52       GOING BERSERK (527)
-SNAKE PLISKIN 3495            7   9  0    36       MEN OF ILL REPUTE (395)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-UKKO 4780                     4   2  0    31       GOING BERSERK (527)
-NACHO MAN 4796                4   0  0    29       SHEWISH BUFFET (520)
 THE ICEMAN 4760               6   7  2    27       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
-THE ALBINO 3433               6   7  0    25       MAX'S MIRACLE (123)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ATALI 4770                    2   7  0    23       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
 LADY MACDEATH 4774            5   3  1    20       DARQUE FORCES (428)
-CHICAGO 4801                  1   0  0    20       SIMPLETONS (424)
-PONDER 4803                   1   0  0    20       SIMPLETONS (424)
 SNAEGH 4792                   3   1  0    19       GOING BERSERK (527)
-SLOPPY JOE 4797               1   3  0    14       SHEWISH BUFFET (520)
 BEA LIGERENT 4812             1   1  0    13       DARQUE FORCES (428)
-SLACK JAW 4802                1   0  0    13       SIMPLETONS (424)
-BENDER 4804                   1   0  0    13       SIMPLETONS (424)
 FROST GIANT 4784              1   6  0     9       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?
ANTON CHIGURH 4794      2  1 0 MEN OF ILL REPUT 395 NOK GORKA 4779        355   
THELEN THE REDD 4263    5  4 0 MEN OF ILL REPUT 395 NOK GORKA 4779        356   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Glitrina -- Another close fight!  Because I am "drawn" to you, you get my final
challenge as I exit the arena.  Let's see how you do against my favorite weapon and
rhythm... -- Inigo

Seal Dancer -- I hit you once, you fell and then flopped around on the sands until
you gave up.  You did look something like a seal, in how you moved.  Is that how you
got your name? -- The Man In Black

The Transient -- Begone!  You derelict.  You smelly funny, lower the property values
wherever you go, and are decidely difficult to overcome. -- Buttercup

Our congratulations to Inigo Montoya. -- Jorja and the Northern Lights
P.S.  Do you suppose the man with six fingers is on the Isle?

One-four again, again.  Tedious. -- Glitrina

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

INIGO MONTOYA slimly won victory over GLITRINA in a 5 minute master's Challenge fight.
THE MAN IN BLACK handily defeated SEAL DANCER in a 1 minute Challenge Title match.
BEA LIGERENT viciously subdued FROST GIANT in a popular 6 minute Challenge contest.
MADAME HYDRA savagely defeated VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute bloody competition.
BUTTERCUP outwaited WAR MAIDEN in a 7 minute bloody fight.
NOK GORKA overpowered LADY MACDEATH in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
SCANDAL SAVAGE overpowered THE ICEMAN in a 1 minute uneven melee.
ATALI vanquished PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a popular 2 minute uneven duel.
SNAEGH won victory over MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute novice's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         LUNGING ATTACK    27 -  16 -  2      63  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     15 -  15 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         BASHING ATTACK    21 -  21 -  7      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         TOTAL PARRY       13 -  14 -  0      48  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -  10 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -  15 -  1      44  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL     10 -  17 -  0      37  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         AIMED BLOW        11 -  19 -  0      37  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   7 -  0      30  |

Turn 357 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         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         2  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2         1  SLASHING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   THE MAN IN BLACK 3417      10   7  0  103 MAX'S MIRACLE (123)
TOTAL PARRY      BUTTERCUP 3416             12   5  1   87 MAX'S MIRACLE (123)
WALL OF STEEL    WAR MAIDEN 4743            12   8  1   66 DARQUE FORCES (428)
AIMED BLOW       SCANDAL SAVAGE 4753        11   5  1   59 DARQUE FORCES (428)
BASHING ATTACK   NOK GORKA 4779              6   1  2   52 GOING BERSERK (527)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is GLITRINA 4656.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was BEA LIGERENT 4812.  The ten other most popular fighters were ATALI 4770, GLITRINA 
4656, THE MAN IN BLACK 3417, BUTTERCUP 3416, WAR MAIDEN 4743, MADAME HYDRA 4752, NOK 
GORKA 4779, SCANDAL SAVAGE 4753, SNAEGH 4792, and SEAL DANCER 4686.

The least popular fighter this week was FROST GIANT 4784.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were THE ICEMAN 4760, LADY MACDEATH 4774, SEAL DANCER 4686, SNAEGH 
4792, SCANDAL SAVAGE 4753, NOK GORKA 4779, MADAME HYDRA 4752, WAR MAIDEN 4743, 
BUTTERCUP 3416, and THE MAN IN BLACK 3417.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

GLITRINA (45-4656) NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)

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

INIGO MONTOYA (45-813) MAX'S MIRACLE (123)

                 FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY LIV

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BENDER 4804 (1-0-0)                    5  3  0         SIMPLETONS           
CHICAGO 4801 (1-0-0)                   3  3  0         SIMPLETONS           
SLACK JAW 4802 (1-0-0)                 1  3  0         SIMPLETONS           

                 NEW TEAMS IN THE TEMPORARY TOURNAMENT ARENA (DM 85)

Please note that all new teams created at the Face-to-Face were temporarily placed in 
a temporary Tournament Arena, DM 85.  If you requested that your team be placed in a 
specific arena, it has already transferred to that arena.  Effective immediately, any 
teams placed in DM 85 and not transferred out to another arena, will be automatically 
deleted a month after the tournament.  If you have questions about any of your teams, 
please contact Customer Service. -- RSI