DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/23/2015    Duedate: 01/19/2016

STORMCROWE ARENA

DM-45    TURN-368

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ANGEL CAKE
SHEWISH BUFFET (520)
(45-4737) [14-12-0,164]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ANGEL CAKE                     PART TIMER
SHEWISH BUFFET (520)           BOOK OF THOMAS (528)
(45-4737) [14-12-0,164]        (45-4830) [3-0-0,36]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ANGEL CAKE                     JOHNBOY
SHEWISH BUFFET (520)           REDNECKS (484)
(45-4737) [14-12-0,164]        (45-4270) [3-3-0,33]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BOOK OF THOMAS (528)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SHEWISH BUFFET (520)        36
2. AVID FANS (65)              36      GOING BERSERK (527)
3. REDNECKS (484)              31      Unchartered Team
4. BOOK OF THOMAS (528)         4
5. SIMPLETONS (424)             0      BOOK OF THOMAS (528)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*BOOK OF THOMAS (528)      11   4  0 73.3   1/ 1*BOOK OF THOMAS (528)     11  4 0
 2/ 2 GOING BERSERK (527)       28  15  2 65.1   2/ 2 AVID FANS (65)            8  4 1
 3- 3 MAX'S MIRACLE (123)      107  71  4 60.1   3/ 3 GOING BERSERK (527)       5  5 0
 4/ 4 AVID FANS (65)           176 160 18 52.4   4/ 0 SHEWISH BUFFET (520)      4  1 0
 5/ 0 SHEWISH BUFFET (520)      84  87  6 49.1   5/ 5*REDNECKS (484)            4  9 1
 6- 5*SIMPLETONS (424)           7   9  0 43.8   6- 6*SIMPLETONS (424)          1  1 0
 7/ 6*REDNECKS (484)            12  16  2 42.9   7- 4 MAX'S MIRACLE (123)       1  5 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.

Hey, thanks Buttercup!  I guess you have been teaching me well and going for a bigger 
weapon also helped without a doubt...  Still, I'm better off with you gone to the 
Isle, to be honest, as you beat me way too often for my liking.  Yet, after the 
previous beatings you gave me, it feels even better to beat you this time and take the 
throne.  

Now, unless someone returns from inaction, I will probably be fighting an arena 
warrior...  Hopefully I'll still be there next turn.  In any case, I guess I will have 
to get ready for whatever comes my way!  Good luck guys,

                                          -- NOK GORKA

                                      SPY REPORT

     You elder fighters surely remember me.  The younger ones may call me Olaf 
Modeen.  I return to STORMCROWE once again!  What's with BEUFORD T JUSTICE?  He 
actually beat BOOK OF THOMAS' SHADOW BLAST, and walked away with 25 more points from 
the fight.  Major screwup at GOING BERSERK.  SNAEGH lost 19 points to AN ARENA 
DOCTOR.  Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe SNAEGH will provide more easy wins...  
I'm sure STORMCROWE is excited about ANGEL CAKE, the new Duelmaster from SHEWISH 
BUFFET.  (remember?)  But when you've seen as many as I have...  Advice to fighters 
with a 1 will--give up fighting!   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.  The 
most avoided team was BOOK OF THOMAS.  In my day, no team with a 8-2-0 would scare me 
off!  What's the problem, AVID FANS?  How well I know the feeling of being the most 
challenged warrior, WORK HORSE!  Don't make idle boasts, they may come back to haunt 
you.   
     Warriors of STORMCROWE unite.  You have only your games to lose!  BEUFORD T 
JUSTICE of REDNECKS got 25 points for removing another young punk.  Tough luck, BOOK 
OF THOMAS!  Here's some advice:  study your opponent, master many skills, fight 
dirty.   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  
STORMCROWE is a nice place to live, but I don't like to live in nice places.  Time 
for my medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANGEL CAKE 4737              14  12  0   164       SHEWISH BUFFET (520)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NOK GORKA 4779               10   5  2    91       GOING BERSERK (527)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AN ARENA DOCTOR 4175         10  11  1    66       AVID FANS (65)
 PLAY-BY-PLAY MAN 4754         3   2  1    66       AVID FANS (65)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 UKKO 4780                     8   3  0    51       GOING BERSERK (527)
 SNAEGH 4792                   9   3  0    47       GOING BERSERK (527)
-A REPORTER 4758               5   1  1    47       AVID FANS (65)
-BENDER 4804                   3   0  0    46       SIMPLETONS (424)
 NACHO MAN 4796                8   2  0    44       SHEWISH BUFFET (520)
 PART TIMER 4830               3   0  0    36       BOOK OF THOMAS (528)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOHNBOY 4270                  3   3  0    33       REDNECKS (484)
 WORK HORSE 4833               3   0  0    29       BOOK OF THOMAS (528)
-SLACK JAW 4802                2   0  0    28       SIMPLETONS (424)
-YELLIN 4819                   3   2  1    25       MAX'S MIRACLE (123)
 FRY GUY 4826                  2   1  0    25       SHEWISH BUFFET (520)
 BEUFORD T JUSTICE 4834        1   0  1    25       REDNECKS (484)
 SLOPPY JOE 4797               4   6  0    24       SHEWISH BUFFET (520)
 MARSH FELLOW 4815             1   1  0    24       SHEWISH BUFFET (520)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 UNCLE JESSE 4269              3   3  0    20       REDNECKS (484)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CHICAGO 4801                  1   0  0    20       SIMPLETONS (424)
 URBAN LEGEND 4836             1   1  0    17       BOOK OF THOMAS (528)
 BILLY JOE BOB 4268            3   3  1    13       REDNECKS (484)
-THE KING 4821                 3   2  0    11       MAX'S MIRACLE (123)
 OL' WILLIAM 4292              1   4  0    11       REDNECKS (484)
 SECURITY GUARD 4825           0   3  0    11       AVID FANS (65)
 WHITE OUT 4832                2   1  0     7       BOOK OF THOMAS (528)
-TRAILOR TRASH 3673            0   3  0     7       SIMPLETONS (424)
 WEAPONSMITH 4828              1   1  0     6       AVID FANS (65)
-WESTLEY 4827                  1   1  0     4       MAX'S MIRACLE (123)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
SHADOW BLAST 4831       2  1 0 BOOK OF THOMAS 528   BEUFORD T JUSTIC 4834 368   
DA1 4837                0  1 0 GOING BERSERK 527    DARK CHAMPION         368  NONE
COUSIN CLEATUS 4267     1  2 0 REDNECKS 484         A REPORTER 4758       365   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Fare thee well, Stormcrowe. With the graduation of Buttercup, Max's Miracle will be 
taking a (perhaps brief) hiatus. For those interested, Buttercup 11-13-3-21-16-9-11 
TP. Adv Mst Defense; Mst Parry; Adv Expert Riposte, Attack; Exp Decis. Favors the GS 
(!), VL VL Responsiveness. Favorite learn is Defense. 

For your Yuletide bloodletting pleasure, sung to the tune of "Winter Wonderland."

Slay bells ring, are ya listenin'?
Beneath the moon, blood is glistenin'!
A grisly sight, we're happy tonight,
Watchin' all the Dark Arena fights!

In the daytime we can catch the action,
as the Duelmaster defends his crown!
All the criticals and bloody drama,
and if you're nasty you can challenge down!

Later on, by tavern fire,
managers, they'll conspire,
to face unafraid, the challenges made,
Duelin' in that Alastari land!

Wishing all good D2 managers a Happy Holidays!

-- Stik and Grim Fandango of Sunset

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DA1 was barely slain by DARK CHAMPION in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
AN ARENA DOCTOR vanquished SNAEGH in a 2 minute uneven Challenge battle.
SECURITY GUARD was demolished by WORK HORSE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
WEAPONSMITH was devastated by UNCLE JESSE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
NOK GORKA was overpowered by ANGEL CAKE in a 1 minute mismatched Title match.
NACHO MAN was devastated by PLAY-BY-PLAY MAN in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
UKKO slimly won victory over JOHNBOY in a popular 6 minute gruesome competition.
PART TIMER won victory over FRATSFA SLAVE in a 2 minute beginner's duel.
OL' WILLIAM lost to SLOPPY JOE in a 2 minute fight.
BILLY JOE BOB lost to MARSH FELLOW in a popular 1 minute duel.
FRY GUY overpowered WHITE OUT in a popular 3 minute uneven match.
SHADOW BLAST was assassinated by BEUFORD T JUSTICE in a 1 minute one-sided match.
URBAN LEGEND bested EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a exciting 1 minute amateur's conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   2 -  0      75  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         BASHING ATTACK    17 -  11 -  2      61  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         TOTAL PARRY       13 -   9 -  0      59  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -   8 -  1      58  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         LUNGING ATTACK    19 -  14 -  2      58  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         AIMED BLOW         8 -   8 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -  14 -  1      44  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   3 -  0      25  |

Turn 368 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  ANGEL CAKE 4737            14  12  0  164 SHEWISH BUFFET (520)
BASHING ATTACK   NOK GORKA 4779             10   5  2   91 GOING BERSERK (527)
STRIKING ATTACK  PLAY-BY-PLAY MAN 4754       3   2  1   66 AVID FANS (65)
WALL OF STEEL    UKKO 4780                   8   3  0   51 GOING BERSERK (527)
PARRY-STRIKE     SNAEGH 4792                 9   3  0   47 GOING BERSERK (527)
LUNGING ATTACK   PART TIMER 4830             3   0  0   36 BOOK OF THOMAS (528)
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 JOHNBOY 4270.  The ten other most popular fighters were UKKO 4780, WHITE OUT 
4832, DA1 4837, PLAY-BY-PLAY MAN 4754, MARSH FELLOW 4815, URBAN LEGEND 4836, ANGEL 
CAKE 4737, AN ARENA DOCTOR 4175, WORK HORSE 4833, and PART TIMER 4830.

The least popular fighter this week was SHADOW BLAST 4831.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were NOK GORKA 4779, WEAPONSMITH 4828, FRY GUY 4826, BILLY JOE BOB 
4268, OL' WILLIAM 4292, NACHO MAN 4796, UNCLE JESSE 4269, SECURITY GUARD 4825, SNAEGH 
4792, and BEUFORD T JUSTICE 4834.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

ANGEL CAKE (45-4737) SHEWISH BUFFET (520)