DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/18/2015    Duedate: 04/14/2015

STORMCROWE ARENA

DM-45    TURN-358

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

THE MAN IN BLACK
MAX'S MIRACLE (123)
(45-3417) [11-7-0,108]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

THE MAN IN BLACK               BENDER
MAX'S MIRACLE (123)            SIMPLETONS (424)
(45-3417) [11-7-0,108]         (45-4804) [2-0-0,31]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SEAL DANCER                    SEAL DANCER
NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)          NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
(45-4686) [19-21-1,83]         (45-4686) [19-21-1,83]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARQUE FORCES (428)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)       32
2. DARQUE FORCES (428)         30      DARQUE FORCES (428)
3. SIMPLETONS (424)            30      Unchartered Team
4. SHEWISH BUFFET (520)         0
5. GOING BERSERK (527)          0      SIMPLETONS (424)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*GOING BERSERK (527)       14   7  2 66.7   1/ 1 DARQUE FORCES (428)       8  7 0
 2/ 2 DARQUE FORCES (428)      517 303 33 63.0   2/ 3 MAX'S MIRACLE (123)       6  5 0
 3- 4 MEN OF ILL REPUTE (395)   46  31  2 59.7   3/ 7 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)     6  9 0
 4/ 3 MAX'S MIRACLE (123)       87  59  2 59.6   4- 4*GOING BERSERK (527)       4  1 1
 5- 5 SHEWISH BUFFET (520)      68  77  6 46.9   5- 2 SHEWISH BUFFET (520)      3  2 1
 6/ 6 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)    342 418 11 45.0   6/ 5*SIMPLETONS (424)          2  2 0
 7/ 7*SIMPLETONS (424)           6   8  0 42.9   7- 6 MEN OF ILL REPUTE (395)   2  3 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.

     "Boo!  Boo!!  Boooooo!!!!"  The ancient crone pointed her finger at Vizzini.
"Boooooooo!!!!!!"
     "THAT'S IT!"   Vizzini stood up straight and as tall as a man of his stature
could manage.  "EVERYBODY OUT!!!!!!"
     The Albino picked up his pet RUS (Rodent of Unusual Size), and stepped out into
the street.  "But Vizzini, you can't just kick us out..."
     "You don't think so?"  Vizzini laughed.  "Watch me!"
     "BOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!" The old hag wailed, as The Man In Black gently escorted her
into the waiting coach.  "Watch your step now," he smiled as the ancient woman
scowled at the overly gleeful Vizzini.
     "Not you!" Vizzini grabbed The Man In Black,as he started to climb into the
waiting coach.  "I need you.  And you!" as he saw Buttercup come out, with a baggage
train of porters behind her.
     "Morons!  I've got morons on my team."  Vizzini scratched his head.  "How did it
ever come to this?  So fast!  When I had Inigo and Fezzik here, I never felt so
frustrated."
     Vizzini slammed the door to the coach shut, and bolted it from the outside.  The
Albino stuck his head out of the window, his bug eyes popping ever the more out of
fear.  "Where are we going, Vizzini?  Where are you sending us?"
     "Never you mind about that," the evil mastermind chuckled.  "You will find out
soon enough.  For now, I'm off to scout new talent."

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, STORMCROWE?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  NORTHERN LIGHTS 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.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed to see SCANDAL SAVAGE win 
a fight and gain 29 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, SCANDAL SAVAGE beat BUTTERCUP and 
BUTTERCUP lost 22 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And if variety is the spice of 
life, STORMCROWE may be getting bland, as THE MAN IN BLACK stays top dog in the city. 
Kickbacks and bribes, kickbacks and bribes, how else do you think some of these guys 
win their fights?  Skill?  Ha!   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  
STORMCROWE, I am losing what little hope I had in you.  GOING BERSERK the most 
avoided team?  What insult will suffice, I cannot say.  And who led the way in this 
mass act of cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was DARQUE FORCES.  Ha ha 
ha ha!  BUTTERCUP was challenged more times this turn than the Duelmaster.  Now was 
the DM insulted or feared?  Heh, heh.   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  I could say I saw this coming, but so could anyone 
else.  Anyway, this turn it came.  THE ALBINO's 6-7-0 has earned him the Dark Arena.  
Titanium shields and bamboo daggers, guess what brave team is developing these kinds 
of weapons?   
     There's got to be a better place in STORMCROWE to get a drink than The Shadow's 
Fountain!  Any suggestions?  Phlllt!  Just had to do that before I leave the fine 
city of STORMCROWE.  I feel much better now.  Glad to see the back of this place-- 
Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE MAN IN BLACK 3417        11   7  0   108       MAX'S MIRACLE (123)

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                  
 SCANDAL SAVAGE 4753          12   5  1    88       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 MADAME HYDRA 4752            12   5  0    86       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 SEAL DANCER 4686             19  21  1    83       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
-ANGEL CAKE 4737               8  12  0    82       SHEWISH BUFFET (520)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WAR MAIDEN 4743              12   9  1    66       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 BUTTERCUP 3416               12   6  1    65       MAX'S MIRACLE (123)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-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)
 BENDER 4804                   2   0  0    31       SIMPLETONS (424)
-NACHO MAN 4796                4   0  0    29       SHEWISH BUFFET (520)
 ATALI 4770                    3   7  0    29       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
 THE ICEMAN 4760               6   8  2    28       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
 SLACK JAW 4802                2   0  0    28       SIMPLETONS (424)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LADY MACDEATH 4774            5   4  1    20       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 FROST GIANT 4784              2   6  0    20       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
-CHICAGO 4801                  1   0  0    20       SIMPLETONS (424)
-SNAEGH 4792                   3   1  0    19       GOING BERSERK (527)
 BEA LIGERENT 4812             2   1  0    16       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 PONDER 4803                   1   1  0    16       SIMPLETONS (424)
-SLOPPY JOE 4797               1   3  0    14       SHEWISH BUFFET (520)
 TRAILOR TRASH 3673            0   3  0     7       SIMPLETONS (424)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
ANCIENT BOOER 4816      0  1 0 MAX'S MIRACLE 123    SHEWISH GIANT         358  NONE
R.U.S. 4813             0  1 0 MAX'S MIRACLE 123    STONE GOLEM           358  NONE
THE ALBINO 3433         6  8 0 MAX'S MIRACLE 123    SPYMASTER             358  NONE
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

Frost Giant -- Wow, that name isn't just a fancy moniker!  You're a big'un! -- Bea
Ligerent

Nok Gorka -- I feel like that one came down to first strike. -- Lady MacDeath

The Iceman -- Do they grow all of you big in the north?  Is it exposure to all that
light? -- Scandal Savage

Buttercup -- Color me impressed!  I haven't been able to hit you in two fights. --
War Maiden

Glitrina -- Goodbye!  You were a great teacher, so you will be sorely missed. --
Darque Forces

Seal Dancer -- I am sure I heard you say, "Best 3 falls out of 5."  Or am I mistaken?
-- MIB

War Maiden -- Awesome that we got top billing for Ladies Night at the Arena.  Next
time, though, let's put on a better show or they won't invite us back.  And by us, I
mean you. -- Buttercup

Jorja -- The Man with 6 Fingers is buried in a common grave just outside of town.  I
put him there myself on Turn 355.  Honestly... Does ANYONE read my DM columns? ;) --
Inigo

Spring Cleaning has begun at the Max's Miracle guildhouse....

Morning star?  I'm a night person, I like the NIGHT stars.  The aurora, too. --
Glitrina

Miracle Max -- It seems to have worked. -- Jorja, noting who ended up on the top

Man In Black -- How I got my name?  Beats me.  Ask my mother. -- Seal Dancer

One-four again, again.  Tedious. -- Glitrina
P.S.  Next time, someone else will have to report on the burned-out candles in the
Northern Lights.

Ah, and before I go, we salute the tourney participants. -- Glitrina and the Lights

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

THE ALBINO was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
R.U.S. was butchered by STONE GOLEM in a monotonous 3 minute gruesome Dark Arena duel.
ANCIENT BOOER was killed by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
MADAME HYDRA was bested by GLITRINA in a popular 1 minute Challenge contest.
WAR MAIDEN was savagely defeated by SEAL DANCER in a 5 minute Challenge match.
THE MAN IN BLACK overpowered VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute one-sided Title struggle.
BUTTERCUP was devastated by SCANDAL SAVAGE in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
THE ICEMAN was vanquished by BENDER in a 1 minute uneven duel.
LADY MACDEATH was vanquished by SLACK JAW in a 1 minute uneven fight.
FROST GIANT slimly won victory over CULT MEMBER in a 6 minute gory fight.
ATALI beat PONDER in a 2 minute gory melee.
TRAILOR TRASH was narrowly defeated by BEA LIGERENT in a 3 minute novice's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         LUNGING ATTACK    29 -  16 -  2      64  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     16 -  15 -  0      52  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         TOTAL PARRY       14 -  16 -  0      47  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK    18 -  21 -  6      46  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -  11 -  0      42  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL     11 -  16 -  0      41  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -  17 -  1      39  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         AIMED BLOW        12 -  19 -  0      39  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   6 -  0      33  |

Turn 358 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      2 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  2     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   THE MAN IN BLACK 3417      11   7  0  108 MAX'S MIRACLE (123)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       SCANDAL SAVAGE 4753        12   5  1   88 DARQUE FORCES (428)
WALL OF STEEL    WAR MAIDEN 4743            12   9  1   66 DARQUE FORCES (428)
TOTAL PARRY      BUTTERCUP 3416             12   6  1   65 MAX'S MIRACLE (123)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SEAL DANCER 4686.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was SEAL DANCER 4686.  The ten other most popular fighters were WAR MAIDEN 4743, 
SCANDAL SAVAGE 4753, ATALI 4770, TRAILOR TRASH 3673, BENDER 4804, ANCIENT BOOER 4816, 
MADAME HYDRA 4752, THE MAN IN BLACK 3417, SLACK JAW 4802, and PONDER 4803.

The least popular fighter this week was R.U.S. 4813.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were FROST GIANT 4784, LADY MACDEATH 4774, THE ICEMAN 4760, THE ALBINO 3433, 
BUTTERCUP 3416, BEA LIGERENT 4812, PONDER 4803, SLACK JAW 4802, THE MAN IN BLACK 
3417, and MADAME HYDRA 4752.

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

GLITRINA (45-4656) NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)

               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. 

                      K. CARSON (8-3609) SUPERIOR FORCES  (436)   
                    MISCHIEVOUS IMP (36-1504) FRIEND OR FOE  (163)   
                          DR FUGLY (61-3477) 071406W  (384)   
                       RED-HOT FRYER (82-50979) 072707J  (8581) 
                          CHAIR (84-11685) WORDS VII  (2124)  
                          BRAIN (84-13446) NOUNS III  (2364)  
                     KYLSEN (84-16515) BUBBA'S 15TH ARMY  (2917)  
                EVERYONE WANTS SOME (84-26980) ROOKIE HALEN 9  (4782)  

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes