DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/30/2015    Duedate: 10/27/2015

STORMCROWE ARENA

DM-45    TURN-365

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BUTTERCUP
MAX'S MIRACLE (123)
(45-3416) [18-7-1,91]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BUTTERCUP                      JOHNBOY
MAX'S MIRACLE (123)            REDNECKS (484)
(45-3416) [18-7-1,91]          (45-4270) [3-0-0,25]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

AN ARENA DOCTOR                AN ARENA DOCTOR
AVID FANS (65)                 AVID FANS (65)
(45-4175) [8-10-1,49]          (45-4175) [8-10-1,49]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MAX'S MIRACLE (123)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MAX'S MIRACLE (123)         25
2. AVID FANS (65)              24      GOING BERSERK (527)
3. GOING BERSERK (527)         10      Unchartered Team
4. SHEWISH BUFFET (520)         0
5. REDNECKS (484)             -25      REDNECKS (484)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 GOING BERSERK (527)       23  10  2 69.7   1/ 1 MAX'S MIRACLE (123)      10  5 1
 2/ 3 MAX'S MIRACLE (123)      106  66  4 61.6   2/ 2*REDNECKS (484)            5  5 0
 3/ 2*REDNECKS (484)             8   7  1 53.3   3/ 4 AVID FANS (65)            4  4 2
 4/ 4 AVID FANS (65)           168 156 17 51.9   4/ 5 GOING BERSERK (527)       3  2 0
 5- 5 SHEWISH BUFFET (520)      80  86  6 48.2   5- 3 SHEWISH BUFFET (520)      2  2 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 state unequivocally, that I had absolutely NOTHING to do with Angel Cake's 
disappearance.

While it IS true that I had the most to gain by his failing to appear in the arena, 
and I WAS the last person seen with him before his disappearance, and I was misquoted 
by several members of the press as saying I would ANYTHING to become Duelmistress, it 
is simply not true that I know what happened to him.

I hope this puts to rest any rumors that are still out there.

Now, on to more positive items ...

Nok Gorka -- Maybe I shouldn't have mocked you in the pre-fight press conference.  But 
I had to do something to get you off our game.  My witty repartee of, "You and what 
Halbard?" was NOT meant as a strategic suggestion.  That thing nearly cut me in half!  
And to top it off, you learned better than me.  Not my finest hour.

Snaegh -- Yellin says, "You suck!"

Billy Bob -- Vizzini was very impressed with your endurance.  Of course, we all knew 
you were going to lose, right from the very beginning, but it was quite amusing to 
watch you continuing to try and win even as you went into oxygen debt.  Next time he 
promises to swing back.

Cousin Cleatus -- Pretty bad matchup for The King.  He is an old man, after all.  I 
mean, OLD!  But lovable.

Until next turn ... Toodles!

                                          -- Your Duelmistress, Buttercup

                                      SPY REPORT

     So why do I have this bag over my head?  Because I am The Unknown Spymaster and 
I'm going to give you a spy report!.  Hey everybody, watch out for A REPORTER, who 
flew up 15 points in the rankings after mashing COUSIN CLEATUS like a melon.  Keep 
your eye on this guy.  And falling like a basher in the top ten was OL' WILLIAM, who 
dropped 9 points after a disappointing (to say the least) bout with WESTLEY.  Our 
battling duelmaster BUTTERCUP has managed to hold the title, fending off M. 
CHARDINEE's none too subtle advances.  Better luck next time, STORMCROWE.  4 out of 5 
gladiators surveyed protect the body, so try and avoid aiming at that location.   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!  
Did you hear that SHEWISH BUFFET was most avoided team this week?  Well, knowing the 
personal hygiene of SHEWISH BUFFET's warriors, I'm not surprised!  Okay, so I may not 
be funny, but catch MAX'S MIRACLE's act in the arena.  Those acrobats seem to be 
fairly deft at running from SHEWISH BUFFET.  Well just about everybody wants a piece 
of COUSIN CLEATUS, who was this week's most challenged warrior.   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  Remember:  alliances are great, but try and take your ally 
in the arena with you and see what happens.   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in STORMCROWE have no 
sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  Well, there goes another Spy 
Report.  Good luck in next week's fights.  Hasta la bye-bye.  (Loud choruses of 'Beat 
it, ya bum!')-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BUTTERCUP 3416               18   7  1    91       MAX'S MIRACLE (123)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ANGEL CAKE 4737              13  12  0   150       SHEWISH BUFFET (520)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NOK GORKA 4779                9   3  2    73       GOING BERSERK (527)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-NACHO MAN 4796                8   1  0    62       SHEWISH BUFFET (520)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SNAEGH 4792                   8   1  0    58       GOING BERSERK (527)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AN ARENA DOCTOR 4175          8  10  1    49       AVID FANS (65)
 YELLIN 4819                   3   1  1    38       MAX'S MIRACLE (123)
 UKKO 4780                     5   3  0    36       GOING BERSERK (527)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 A REPORTER 4758               3   1  1    30       AVID FANS (65)
 JOHNBOY 4270                  3   0  0    25       REDNECKS (484)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE KING 4821                 3   1  0    22       MAX'S MIRACLE (123)
-SLOPPY JOE 4797               3   6  0    21       SHEWISH BUFFET (520)
 UNCLE JESSE 4269              2   1  0    16       REDNECKS (484)
 PLAY-BY-PLAY MAN 4754         0   2  0    16       AVID FANS (65)
 WESTLEY 4827                  1   0  0    14       MAX'S MIRACLE (123)
 VIZZINI 4820                  2   2  0     8       MAX'S MIRACLE (123)
-SECURITY GUARD 4825           0   1  0     7       AVID FANS (65)
-MARSH FELLOW 4815             0   1  0     7       SHEWISH BUFFET (520)
 BILLY JOE BOB 4268            1   2  1     6       REDNECKS (484)
-FRY GUY 4826                  1   1  0     5       SHEWISH BUFFET (520)
 OL' WILLIAM 4292              1   1  0     4       REDNECKS (484)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
COUSIN CLEATUS 4267     1  2 0 REDNECKS 484         A REPORTER 4758       365   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

YELLIN devastated UNCLE JESSE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
A REPORTER slaughtered COUSIN CLEATUS in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
PLAY-BY-PLAY MAN was subdued by JOHNBOY in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
THE KING vanquished BILLY JOE BOB in a popular 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
BUTTERCUP outlasted M. CHARDINEE in a unpopular 11 minute bloody Title match.
NOK GORKA vanquished DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a exciting 1 minute mismatched fight.
SNAEGH viciously subdued CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute expert vs. beginner fight.
AN ARENA DOCTOR viciously subdued UKKO in a action packed 2 minute gruesome fight.
OL' WILLIAM was defeated by WESTLEY in a 2 minute novice's fight.
VIZZINI was viciously subdued by MORDANT DESERTER in a 4 minute brutal novice's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -   0 -  0     100  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -   7 -  1      61  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         BASHING ATTACK    14 -   9 -  2      61  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    16 -  12 -  3      57  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         TOTAL PARRY       14 -  12 -  0      54  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         AIMED BLOW         9 -   8 -  0      53  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   7 -  0      46  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -  10 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   8 -  0      20  |

Turn 365 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         1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  2         3  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  2         2  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      BUTTERCUP 3416             18   7  1   91 MAX'S MIRACLE (123)
BASHING ATTACK   NOK GORKA 4779              9   3  2   73 GOING BERSERK (527)
PARRY-STRIKE     SNAEGH 4792                 8   1  0   58 GOING BERSERK (527)
SLASHING ATTACK  YELLIN 4819                 3   1  1   38 MAX'S MIRACLE (123)
WALL OF STEEL    UKKO 4780                   5   3  0   36 GOING BERSERK (527)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is AN ARENA DOCTOR 4175.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was AN ARENA DOCTOR 4175.  The ten other most popular fighters were SNAEGH 4792, 
THE KING 4821, WESTLEY 4827, NOK GORKA 4779, YELLIN 4819, A REPORTER 4758, JOHNBOY 
4270, OL' WILLIAM 4292, PLAY-BY-PLAY MAN 4754, and UNCLE JESSE 4269.

The least popular fighter this week was BUTTERCUP 3416.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were VIZZINI 4820, UKKO 4780, BILLY JOE BOB 4268, COUSIN CLEATUS 4267, UNCLE 
JESSE 4269, PLAY-BY-PLAY MAN 4754, OL' WILLIAM 4292, JOHNBOY 4270, A REPORTER 4758, 
and YELLIN 4819.

                        WINTER FACE-TO-FACE IN SUNNY ARIZONA!

Our next winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 15-17, 2016.  It will be 
held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Tempe, Arizona (480-897-7444), the same hotel as 
last year by popular request.  Room rates are $149.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy, which 
includes full cooked breakfast, complimentary manager's reception, free airport 
shuttle, free parking and free high speed internet.  There's a fitness center, 
jacuzzi, and pool.  The rooms are blocked--code RSI.  

Please make your reservations now if you plan to go.  
Online registration site:  http://tinyurl.com/FF56-Tempe  
This is prime season for Phoenix and the hotel tends to fill up quickly.  

Look for the tournament info sheet and minioverviews some time in December.  We hope 
you're all looking forward to it and that we will see you there!