DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/17/2016    Duedate: 03/15/2016

STORMCROWE ARENA

DM-45    TURN-370

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

NOK GORKA
GOING BERSERK (527)
(45-4779) [12-5-2,105]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

NOK GORKA                      JOHNBOY
GOING BERSERK (527)            REDNECKS (484)
(45-4779) [12-5-2,105]         (45-4270) [4-4-0,52]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SNAEGH                         JOHNBOY
GOING BERSERK (527)            REDNECKS (484)
(45-4792) [11-3-0,53]          (45-4270) [4-4-0,52]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SHEWISH BUFFET (520)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. REDNECKS (484)              31
2. GOING BERSERK (527)          7      GOING BERSERK (527)
3. SHEWISH BUFFET (520)         4      Unchartered Team
4. BOOK OF THOMAS (528)         0
5. AVID FANS (65)               0      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)       33  16  3 67.3   1/ 1 SHEWISH BUFFET (520)      9  5 1
 2- 3*BOOK OF THOMAS (528)      12   8  0 60.0   2/ 5*REDNECKS (484)            7  8 1
 3- 4 AVID FANS (65)           176 160 18 52.4   3/ 3 GOING BERSERK (527)       6  4 1
 4/ 5 SHEWISH BUFFET (520)      89  91  7 49.4   4- 2*BOOK OF THOMAS (528)      4  6 0
 5/ 6*REDNECKS (484)            17  21  2 44.7   5- 4 AVID FANS (65)            2  2 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
STORMCROWE brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  REDNECKS turned their 3-2-0 turn 
into a 2nd 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 JOHNBOY win a fight 
and gain 19 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, JOHNBOY beat NACHO MAN and NACHO MAN lost 11 
points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And if variety is the spice of life, STORMCROWE 
may be getting bland, as NOK GORKA stays top dog in the city.  I'm not in a very good 
mood today, but why am I telling you this?  You want to know what's new, don't you, 
STORMCROWE?   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.  
REDNECKS, 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 who led the way in this mass act of 
cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was GOING BERSERK.  Ha ha ha ha!  
NACHO MAN 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.  We're all going to die in the end, so why worry if 
the fate catches up with you sooner that later?   
     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.  I see the crowds are 
getting restless, I must leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NOK GORKA 4779               12   5  2   105       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                  
 SNAEGH 4792                  11   3  0    53       GOING BERSERK (527)
 JOHNBOY 4270                  4   4  0    52       REDNECKS (484)
-UKKO 4780                     8   3  0    51       GOING BERSERK (527)
 MARSH FELLOW 4815             3   1  0    48       SHEWISH BUFFET (520)
-A REPORTER 4758               5   1  1    47       AVID FANS (65)
 NACHO MAN 4796                9   3  0    40       SHEWISH BUFFET (520)
-FRY GUY 4826                  3   1  0    38       SHEWISH BUFFET (520)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BEUFORD T JUSTICE 4834        2   1  1    31       REDNECKS (484)
-PART TIMER 4830               3   1  0    29       BOOK OF THOMAS (528)
 BILLY JOE BOB 4268            5   3  1    28       REDNECKS (484)
 SLOPPY JOE 4797               4   8  0    26       SHEWISH BUFFET (520)
 UNCLE JESSE 4269              4   4  0    26       REDNECKS (484)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WORK HORSE 4833               3   1  0    16       BOOK OF THOMAS (528)
-WHITE OUT 4832                3   1  0    15       BOOK OF THOMAS (528)
 GREXNIX 4838                  1   1  1    12       GOING BERSERK (527)
-SECURITY GUARD 4825           0   3  0    11       AVID FANS (65)
-URBAN LEGEND 4836             1   2  0    10       BOOK OF THOMAS (528)
-WEAPONSMITH 4828              1   1  0     6       AVID FANS (65)

'-' 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   
OL' WILLIAM 4292        1  6 0 REDNECKS 484         MOUNTAIN TROLL        370  NONE
SNACK 4840              0  1 0 SHEWISH BUFFET 520   DARK CHAMPION         370  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

OL' WILLIAM was viciously butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
SNACK was murdered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
NOK GORKA overpowered M. CHARDINEE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched Title duel.
SNAEGH overpowered SLOPPY JOE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
NACHO MAN was viciously subdued by JOHNBOY in a 2 minute gruesome brawl.
MARSH FELLOW overpowered UNCLE JESSE in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
BILLY JOE BOB bested GREXNIX in a popular 1 minute competition.
BEUFORD T JUSTICE handily defeated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute uneven melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   2 -  0      75  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         LUNGING ATTACK    20 -  12 -  2      63  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         TOTAL PARRY       11 -   8 -  0      58  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK    16 -  12 -  2      57  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -   9 -  2      55  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -  13 -  1      48  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         AIMED BLOW         6 -  10 -  1      38  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 370 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-LUNGE        1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  2         4  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  2     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   NOK GORKA 4779             12   5  2  105 GOING BERSERK (527)
PARRY-STRIKE     SNAEGH 4792                11   3  0   53 GOING BERSERK (527)
STRIKING ATTACK  MARSH FELLOW 4815           3   1  0   48 SHEWISH BUFFET (520)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SNAEGH 4792.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
OL' WILLIAM 4292.  The ten other most popular fighters were JOHNBOY 4270, NOK GORKA 
4779, BILLY JOE BOB 4268, SNAEGH 4792, NACHO MAN 4796, MARSH FELLOW 4815, SLOPPY JOE 
4797, GREXNIX 4838, BEUFORD T JUSTICE 4834, and SNACK 4840.

The least popular fighter this week was UNCLE JESSE 4269.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SNACK 4840, BEUFORD T JUSTICE 4834, GREXNIX 4838, SLOPPY JOE 
4797, MARSH FELLOW 4815, NACHO MAN 4796, SNAEGH 4792, BILLY JOE BOB 4268, NOK GORKA 
4779, and JOHNBOY 4270.

                 FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY LVI

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ANGEL CAKE 4737 (14-12-0)              2  3  0         SHEWISH BUFFET       

                                CHALLENGES AND AVOIDS

To clarify:  You issue Challenges to warriors, but Avoid teams.  
To Challenge, write that warrior's name and ID# in the space provided. 
To Avoid, write the team's name and Team ID in that space. 
Make sure you include the ID!

                             * * * * *   MEMO  * * * * *

From:       The Office of Accurate Census Reporting, Gladiatorial Commission
To:         All Managers

In the interest of preserving our natural resources and preventing managerial writer's 
cramp, the census form has been eliminated, effective immediately.  Managers may 
register their warriors' races and/or favorite sayings by simply writing them on a 
separate piece of paper and submitting them to the Commission.  Each warrior may have 
up to 15 favorite sayings.  Each saying must be categorized Jeer, Gloat, Boredom, Ouch, 
Victory and may be up to 70 characters long.  For any questions, please contact the 
Gladiatorial Commission. 

                                NAME CHANGE-O-RAMA

     The crowd was surprisingly orderly, but it was still a crowd, and the Commission 
clerk, Algernon, looked at it uneasily.  Whenever this many people came together to 
petition for something, it meant trouble.  For him, anyway.  Records to be altered.  
Altering records was Bad.  It made Extra Work.
     His assistant clerk leaned close and whispered, "If it weren't for gladiators, we 
wouldn't have jobs.  Smile at them and ask what they want."
     Algernon closed his eyes briefly.  Looking at this crowd made him dizzy.  They 
were all wearing black and white stripes.  Like a herd of zebras, except that zebras 
didn't carry swords.  Then he took a deep breath and managed a smile.  "What... ah, 
what can I do for you?"
     "We want new names," the first gladiator said.  There was a number on the front 
of his shirt:  0381.  He thumped the number with his thumb.  "This here isn't a 
name--"
     "We want REAL names!"  That voice came from farther back in the crowd.
     "Yeah!  We've paid our dues," another shouted, "and we've EARNED real names!"
     One from the very back yelled, "I want to be called Tom."
     All the others turned to look at him.
     Algernon couldn't see him, but apparently those looks were accusing.  Well, he 
could understand that, "Tom" was such a... common name.
     "My mom called me Tom," the voice in the back protested.  "It's a good name."
     "It isn't the name you put on the petition," 0381 said.  "We talked about this.  
We got our manager's agreement.  You get the name on the petition."
     "But--!"
     Algernon didn't really want to keep staring at all these stripes while they 
argued.  He picked up the petition.  "These names are the ones you want?"
     0381 turned back.  "Yes."
     "It's a lot of trouble, and when other people see that YOU are getting name 
changes, THEY are going to want them--"  Seeing the gladiators beginning to frown... 
and finger their weapons, he went on quickly, "So I figure we might as well make it a 
complete deal.  A Name-Change-O-Rama.  Everyone who wants a name change can petition 
for it.  Get it all over with at once."  He glanced at the petition, shuddered 
slightly, and passed it to his clerk.  "We'll announce it, proclaim it, even, and you 
will get the names on this petition.  And others will get the names THEY think they 
should have had, too."  He paused.  "And I think I'll get a new name, I'm tired of 
being an Algernon...."

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     Warrior and team name changes will be accepted during the month of March.  If 
you have names you want to change, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI