DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/27/2010    Duedate: 12/24/2010

SNOWBOUND ARENA

DM-50    TURN-283

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

WHISTLIN' DIXIE
DARQUE FORCES II (348)
(50-3565) [14-4-2,128]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

WHISTLIN' DIXIE                UNDER THE GUN
DARQUE FORCES II (348)         DANGER DANGER (404)
(50-3565) [14-4-2,128]         (50-3750) [1-0-0,16]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GOBERT HINNY                   MATH
MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)             LIFE IMPACTS (395)
(50-3552) [13-51-2,92]         (50-3735) [2-3-0,19]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

LIFE IMPACTS (395)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DANGER DANGER (404)         58
2. DARQUE FORCES II (348)      36      LIFE IMPACTS (395)
3. MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)          15      Unchartered Team
4. OPEN SESAME (199)            9
5. LIFE IMPACTS (395)          -4      DANGER DANGER (404)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*DANGER DANGER (404)        4   1  0 80.0   1/ 1 LIFE IMPACTS (395)       10  5 0
 2/ 1 LIFE IMPACTS (395)       199  80  2 71.3   2/ 2 DARQUE FORCES II (348)    8  7 1
 3/ 0 OPEN SESAME (199)        368 230 23 61.5   3/ 3 MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)        5  9 0
 4/ 3 DARQUE FORCES II (348)    77  76  9 50.3   4/ 0*DANGER DANGER (404)       4  1 0
 5/ 4 MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)       227 330  7 40.8   5/ 0 OPEN SESAME (199)         3  2 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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                              ---===SLOW ARENA NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 328): ZITHER of Z GLADIATORS (Z-Man, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 326): TEZCATLIPOCA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 624): MAJOR PAIN of MILITARY MAYHEM (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 279): MS D. MEENER of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 301): CALLOUS COURTNEY of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 295): KANA BALISTIC of DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 282): WHISTLIN DIXIE of DARQUE FORCES II (Master Darque)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 276): CONFLICT of DRAGON GUARD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 263): KORASIM of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 254): NAZARETH of CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 230): DANNY HEATLEY of OTTAWA SENATORS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 230): STEVE LAKE of SUE'S BOYS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 231): DEATH SUCKS of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 46): CONFESSION of OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 228): KING UVDAHELL of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 328): SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 326): MY GENERATION (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 324): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 279): PROPHETIC OMENS (Lord Rahl, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 301): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 295): OPHIDIAN ORDER (Skaven, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 282): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 276): PYROMANIA (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 263): SPARF! (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 254): CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 230): NEW YORK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 230): MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 231): SUE'S BOYS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 46): OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 228): SPARF! et al (Crip, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 327): DEAD LEE of YOU PAY I SLAY (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 279): MS D. MEENER of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 295): ROIS ANIN of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
                          (turn 294): MY SHADOW of KAOS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 281): CASS DOLAN of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 263): KORASIM of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
               (turn 262): MADAM VENUSIA of SPARF! (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 226): SIF of SUPERIOR FORCES Y3 (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 231): DEATH SUCKS of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 45): PEP RALLY of OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
                              WASNIS of OLLIS HEROES (Omega, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Snowbounders!

     It is me once again.  Not really sure what to talk about in this column.  Darque
is presently holding 3 thrones throughout Alastari and will be in contention
(hopefully) for a 4th come North Fork's next cycle.  I hope everyone had a wonderful
tournament.  We sent a Dead warrior from this stable, but she failed to TV, so we
wait until next year.
     I will continue to be active here until my death or graduation.  Vivace will go
dormant after next turn, as she has reached a FE breakpoint.  Geistlich and Rigoroso
will be active until for 4 more turns until they reach their respective FE marks as
well.  This will leave me trying for a 5th member to our happy little band.  I have
hopes of running Vivace in January, while Geistlich and Rigoroso are scheduled for
April runs.  I will not be participating in any tournaments and I cannot speak for
our currently unknown 5th member.
     Hmm, not sure what else there is to say.  My challenge this turn goes to Gobert
Hinny (such a good teacher) and second to the Kid.  If it all works out well for me,
I just need 1 more win and 3 more fights before going to the Isle.  Warriors
graduating are still Darque's most enjoyable thrills in this game.

Your Duelmaster,
     Whistlin' Dixie

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly SNOWBOUND games.  I could not but notice the fine 
record for DANGER DANGER (4-1-0) after their first round of combat.  May the gods of 
war favor you in SNOWBOUND!  LADIRO MAELS caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial 
commission as he skillfully bested LETTER B and was awarded 19 points in recognition. 
In one of the week's more notable duels, LADIRO MAELS put down LETTER B, causing it 
to lose 20 points of recognition in the process.  Although DURANGO KID made a valiant 
effort, it did not suffice to topple the reign of victorious WHISTLIN' DIXIE.  No 
confirmation, but my sources claim that the top team has gained their position using 
magical aids.  Charmed weapons perhaps?   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city SNOWBOUND.  My inside sources tell me that the team to beat in SNOWBOUND 
these days is LIFE IMPACTS.  At least, most blades in town are looking to avoid them. 
Apparently the stalwarts of DARQUE FORCES II are catching the bulk of jests down at 
the challenging board for their large share of the avoids.  Loose talk at the arena 
has reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters are after 
GOBERT HINNY.  Watch your back!   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and assassins.  
In the arena there is only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     The girls are as pretty in SNOWBOUND as ever I remembered them....and the 
fighters as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of 
a far off city calling to me.  I must away!  Till we meet again, remember:  a turtle 
walks slow, hides head in a shell, and harms no one; a lion runs to slay its prey.-- 
Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHISTLIN' DIXIE 3565         14   4  2   128       DARQUE FORCES II (348)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 4-H 3670                     16   1  0    94       LIFE IMPACTS (395)
 DURANGO KID 3673             10   4  1    93       LIFE IMPACTS (395)
 GOBERT HINNY 3552            13  51  2    92       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 C IS FOR COOKIE 3636          6   2  0    74       OPEN SESAME (199)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BULLDOG 3727                  7   1  0    56       LIFE IMPACTS (395)
 RIGOROSO 3718                 4   3  1    43       DARQUE FORCES II (348)
 THE BEATLES 3635              4   3  0    42       OPEN SESAME (199)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GEISTLICH 3720                5   2  1    33       DARQUE FORCES II (348)
 LADIRO MAELS 3712             3   8  0    33       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
 PURPLE ACE 3728               5   3  0    28       LIFE IMPACTS (395)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VIVACE 3745                   3   1  0    26       DARQUE FORCES II (348)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MATH 3735                     2   3  0    19       LIFE IMPACTS (395)
 MOLDAR NAY 3731               3   4  0    17       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
 SHOBART TEEGUE 3737           2   2  0    16       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
 UNDER THE GUN 3750            1   0  0    16       DANGER DANGER (404)
 BERT & ERNIE 3648             1   2  0    15       OPEN SESAME (199)
 TACO BELL 3751                1   0  0    15       DANGER DANGER (404)
 LETTER B 3647                 2   2  1    13       OPEN SESAME (199)
 SMOKEY BEAR 3752              1   0  0    13       DANGER DANGER (404)
 WILL ROBINSON 3749            1   0  0    13       DANGER DANGER (404)
 REMARKABLE WORD 3669          1   0  0     9       OPEN SESAME (199)
 HIGH VOLTAGE 3748             0   1  0     1       DANGER DANGER (404)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
PETTY THIEF 3733        0  1 0 CRIMINAL MINDS 398   GEISTLICH 3720        279  REVENGED
KAZOO SOLO 3747         0  1 0 DARQUE FORCES II 348 SHEWISH GIANT         283  NONE
KLYMENESTRA 3620        4  5 1 DARQUE FORCES II 348 TED BUNDY 3658        279  NOT REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

I shore hope I done fought this'n turn.  I be messin' around on vicashun!  Hain't muh
warriors' faults noaways. -- Smitty

Whistlin' Dixie -- Over to you, lady.  Have fun with it. -- Cass Dolan

Durango Kid -- Greedy, aren't you?  The win, five skills, nothing for me... I don't
like it. -- Gobert Hinny
P.S.  After all, with one more win, I might graduate!

Bulldog -- Oughta be outlawed.  Violent beasts.  Destructive and unreliable. --
Shobart Teegue

Purple Ace -- And what color are the other suits?  Orange?  Green? -- Moldar Nay

Math -- None for me, thanks. -- Ladiro Maels

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

KAZOO SOLO was butchered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
4-H unbelievably bested GOBERT HINNY in a 2 minute veteran's Challenge duel.
RIGOROSO was subdued by BULLDOG in a action packed 1 minute bloody Challenge fight.
GEISTLICH devastated SHOBART TEEGUE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
VIVACE luckily beat MATH in a action packed 3 minute amateur's Challenge competition.
WHISTLIN' DIXIE devastated DURANGO KID in a 1 minute mismatched Title match.
C IS FOR COOKIE overcame CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute gruesome fight.
THE BEATLES won victory over PURPLE ACE in a action packed 1 minute duel.
LETTER B was vanquished by LADIRO MAELS in a 1 minute uneven fight.
MOLDAR NAY won victory over BERT & ERNIE in a popular 2 minute fight.
REMARKABLE WORD beat HIGH VOLTAGE in a popular 1 minute novice's melee.
WILL ROBINSON demolished CONVICTED THIEF in a 3 minute mismatched match.
UNDER THE GUN overcame EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a exciting 1 minute novice's contest.
TACO BELL devastated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
SMOKEY BEAR handily defeated KARNHORN DESERTER in a 1 minute uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   1 -  1      86  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         SLASHING ATTACK   17 -   6 -  2      74  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         TOTAL PARRY       15 -   8 -  0      65  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   21 -  14 -  1      60  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    17 -  16 -  1      52  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         BASHING ATTACK     8 -  13 -  1      38  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   9 -  0      18  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         AIMED BLOW         1 -   6 -  0      14  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 283 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     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  SLASHING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     3 -  1                                       2  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  2                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  2                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   WHISTLIN' DIXIE 3565       14   4  2  128 DARQUE FORCES II (348)
TOTAL PARRY      4-H 3670                   16   1  0   94 LIFE IMPACTS (395)
SLASHING ATTACK  DURANGO KID 3673           10   4  1   93 LIFE IMPACTS (395)
BASHING ATTACK   C IS FOR COOKIE 3636        6   2  0   74 OPEN SESAME (199)
STRIKING ATTACK  BULLDOG 3727                7   1  0   56 LIFE IMPACTS (395)
WALL OF STEEL    THE BEATLES 3635            4   3  0   42 OPEN SESAME (199)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is GOBERT HINNY 3552.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was MATH 3735.  The ten other most popular fighters were GOBERT HINNY 3552, 
MOLDAR NAY 3731, BULLDOG 3727, REMARKABLE WORD 3669, 4-H 3670, VIVACE 3745, C IS FOR 
COOKIE 3636, BERT & ERNIE 3648, UNDER THE GUN 3750, and GEISTLICH 3720.

The least popular fighter this week was WILL ROBINSON 3749.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were HIGH VOLTAGE 3748, LETTER B 3647, DURANGO KID 3673, SHOBART 
TEEGUE 3737, RIGOROSO 3718, TACO BELL 3751, KAZOO SOLO 3747, SMOKEY BEAR 3752, LADIRO 
MAELS 3712, and PURPLE ACE 3728.

                   MAIL-IN TOURNEY L

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
EXISTENTIAL BLUES 3402 (9-15-0)        0  3  0         STRANGE TUNES        
HAPPY 3399 (11-13-1)                   0  3  0         STRANGE TUNES        

DEAD CHALLENGERS TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SUPER GROVER 3413 (12-4-0)             8  3  0         OPEN SESAME          
THE COUNT 1860 (17-13-0)               4  3  0         OPEN SESAME          
GROVER 2541 (15-10-2)                  3  3  0         OPEN SESAME          
JACK'O'SPADES 3114 (10-9-1)            1  3  0         MARVEL MADNESS       

DEAD CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
OSCAR THE GROUCH 1587 (2-1-0)          0  3  0         OPEN SESAME          

DEAD ADEPTS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
HAIRY MONSTER 3436 (5-3-0)             5  3  0         OPEN SESAME          

DEAD INITIATES TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
FAUSTICA 3563 (4-0-0)                  2  3  0         DARQUE FORCES II     

                        WINTER FACE-TO-FACE IN SUNNY ARIZONA!

Our next winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 14-16, 2011.  It will be 
held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Tempe, Arizona (480-894-7444), the same hotel as 
last year by popular request.  Room rates are $129.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy, which 
includes full cooked breakfast, complimentary manager's reception (yes, really!), free 
airport shuttle, free parking and free high speed internet.  There's a fitness center, 
jacuzzi, and pool.  The rooms are blocked--please make your reservation by December 22 
before the block is released!  (This is prime season for Phoenix, and people have been
unable to book rooms because they waited too long.)  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!