DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/25/2010    Duedate: 01/21/2011

SNOWBOUND ARENA

DM-50    TURN-284

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

WHISTLIN' DIXIE
DARQUE FORCES II (348)
(50-3565) [15-4-2,136]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

WHISTLIN' DIXIE                UNDER THE GUN
DARQUE FORCES II (348)         DANGER DANGER (404)
(50-3565) [15-4-2,136]         (50-3750) [2-0-0,23]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GOBERT HINNY                   LETTER B
MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)             OPEN SESAME (199)
(50-3552) [13-52-2,93]         (50-3647) [3-2-2,33]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

LIFE IMPACTS (395)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. LIFE IMPACTS (395)          39
2. OPEN SESAME (199)           38      LIFE IMPACTS (395)
3. DANGER DANGER (404)         20      Unchartered Team
4. DARQUE FORCES II (348)       5
5. MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)          -3      DANGER DANGER (404)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*DANGER DANGER (404)        8   2  1 80.0   1/ 1 LIFE IMPACTS (395)       12  3 0
 2/ 2 LIFE IMPACTS (395)       204  80  2 71.8   2/ 4*DANGER DANGER (404)       8  2 1
 3/ 3 OPEN SESAME (199)        371 230 24 61.7   3/ 2 DARQUE FORCES II (348)    7  7 1
 4/ 4 DARQUE FORCES II (348)    78  79  9 49.7   4/ 5 OPEN SESAME (199)         6  2 1
 5/ 5 MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)       228 334  7 40.6   5/ 3 MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)        3 11 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 330): ZITHER of Z GLADIATORS (Z-Man, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 327): TEZCATLIPOCA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 625): CHALDEA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 280): QUITA ROSALA of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 302): PAYNE of DARQUE FORCES II (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 297): AFRICAN QUEEN of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 283): WHISTLIN DIXIE of DARQUE FORCES II (Master Darque)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 277): TORTURING TULIP of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 263): KORASIM of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 255): I'M A BASHER of BASHAHOLICS ANON (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 231): DANNY HEATLEY of OTTAWA SENATORS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 231): TORANS ULRIK of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 232): ANASTASIA of MYSTERIOUS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 47): CONFESSION of OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 229): DUTCH TREAT of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 330): SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 327): MY GENERATION (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 325): MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 280): PROPHETIC OMENS (Lord Rahl, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 302): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 297): LAND OF OZ (Oz, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 283): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 277): BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 263): SPARF! (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 255): BASHAHOLICS ANON (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 231): NEW YORK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 231): MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 232): H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 47): OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 229): SPARF! et al (Crip, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 279): MS D. MEENER of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 297): AFRICAN QUEEN of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                                      THE LION KING of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                                      ITHYIC THING of ABYSMAL RITES (Reaper, mgr.)
                          (turn 296): MEDEE of THE OPERA (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 277): TORTURING TULIP of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 263): KORASIM of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
               (turn 262): MADAM VENUSIA of SPARF! (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 232): ANASTASIA of MYSTERIOUS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
                (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!

     Me again and if I didn't have anything to say last turn, I am truly in a pickle
this go 'round.
     I figure at this point I'm either going to be dead or immortal in the near
future, so I guess it is time to reveal some numbers.  I mean, they already plaster
my fighting style over everything with the arena announcements, so what does it
matter now.
     Anyways, I am a curvy 11-6-10-11-21-10-15.  Only a small bonus in Defense (+2)
and very little else to write home about.  I have been learning atrociously, but
luckily I did not have to learn many skills to get ratings in key areas.  The reason
I was initially a DA candidate was because of my Wit, or lack thereof, but as I told
Darque, "I have other assets!"  And then I tried to stab him with a spear, which I
thought would get me killed for sure in the Dark Arena.  But, if I was going there
anyway, there was nothing to lose.  Luckily, the ol' half-demon found it amusing and
told me I had 10 turns to show him something.
     Master Darque said he is striving to make me his lowest skilled, non-scum
graduate to date.  I have no idea what that means, but I did appreciate he didn't
call me scum--I hate their kind!
     Hopefully I will be here next time, but who knows.  There are an awful lot of
Life Impacters below me to avoid this time.  My challenges once again go to Gobert
and the Kid and I will be avoiding 4-H like a thorn bush in a honeysuckle patch.

Duelmistress Whistlin' Dixie

                                      SPY REPORT

     I can't believe the violence in SNOWBOUND!  I still haven't told Mom I'm writing 
Spyreports.  She'd have a cow!  Well, here we go...  What was the name of that team 
who got 3-0-1 this turn for a total 371-230-24 you ask?  (Sure)  OPEN SESAME's their 
name, and fighting's their game!  MVP award for ELENA FARESTA?  MIDDLE WAY 6's proud 
of her after beating WILL ROBINSON and getting 18 points.  Talk about yer big time 
losers!  GEISTLICH got smashed by MATH, and lost 14 points!  The Duelmaster isn't 
going to stop just cause she's Number One!  GOBERT HINNY knows this.  He was 
challenged by the Duelmaster.  Don't you think the Duelmaster is being unfair?  I 
think WHISTLIN' DIXIE should let GOBERT HINNY be Duelmaster for a while, without 
fighting about it.  I hear the top team insists all their warriors get nine hours 
sleep.  They want photogenic fighters for PR photos.   
     AAARRGH!!!  I HATE SPYREPORTING!!!  Sorry.  I just had to say it.  DARQUE FORCES 
II was SNOWBOUND's most avoided team.  Is there some award for that?  I don't know 
what LIFE IMPACTS' been doing.  They certainly haven't been accepting many fights 
from DARQUE FORCES II, that's fer sher.  Like, is GOBERT HINNY popular, or what?  He 
was challenged the most in all of SNOWBOUND!  He's got a 13-52-2, is that good?   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All SNOWBOUND ever talks about is fighting!  
Me, I'm more laid back.  Like, who is this beast???  LETTER B gets sent to the Dark 
Arena, battles GLACIER TROLL, and returns to tell of it!!!  I bet OPEN SESAME manager 
is surprised!  Fight, fight, fight.  Is that all you guys can do?   
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I know how much you like reading this stuff, but I really 
should stop.  Its been really albendranius!  Later, guys-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHISTLIN' DIXIE 3565         15   4  2   136       DARQUE FORCES II (348)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DURANGO KID 3673             11   4  1   100       LIFE IMPACTS (395)
 4-H 3670                     17   1  0    96       LIFE IMPACTS (395)
 GOBERT HINNY 3552            13  52  2    93       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)

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

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BULLDOG 3727                  8   1  0    59       LIFE IMPACTS (395)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE BEATLES 3635              5   3  0    49       OPEN SESAME (199)
 PURPLE ACE 3728               6   3  0    41       LIFE IMPACTS (395)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RIGOROSO 3718                 4   4  1    39       DARQUE FORCES II (348)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LETTER B 3647                 3   2  2    33       OPEN SESAME (199)
 MATH 3735                     3   3  0    33       LIFE IMPACTS (395)
-VIVACE 3745                   3   1  0    26       DARQUE FORCES II (348)
 BERT & ERNIE 3648             2   2  0    26       OPEN SESAME (199)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 UNDER THE GUN 3750            2   0  0    23       DANGER DANGER (404)
 LADIRO MAELS 3712             3   9  0    21       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
 SMOKEY BEAR 3752              2   0  0    21       DANGER DANGER (404)
 GEISTLICH 3720                5   3  1    19       DARQUE FORCES II (348)
 TACO BELL 3751                2   0  1    19       DANGER DANGER (404)
 ELENA FARESTA 3753            1   0  0    18       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
 MOLDAR NAY 3731               3   5  0    14       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
 HIGH VOLTAGE 3748             1   1  0    11       DANGER DANGER (404)
 SHOBART TEEGUE 3737           2   3  0     9       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
-REMARKABLE WORD 3669          1   0  0     9       OPEN SESAME (199)
 WILL ROBINSON 3749            1   1  0     4       DANGER DANGER (404)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
KARNHORN DESERTE        0  0 0                      TACO BELL 3751        284  NONE
GLACIER TROLL           0  0 0 DARK ARENA           LETTER B 3647         284  NONE
BANJO SONATA 3754       0  1 0 DARQUE FORCES II 348 ARENAMISTRESS TO      284  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Whistlin' Dixie -- Are you a marshall or something.  You surely are too good for me.
-- Durango Kid

Muh team done been challenged by two o' them ambis and fought another.  Is poor ole
Smitty cused?  Impacts don't get no ambis, and ya don't cry in baseball. -- Smitty

Good.  Vivace is maxed.  I didn't want to count it again anyway. -- Math

Gobert -- You sure are formidable looking.  I needed the win, but here's a toast to
your 14th. -- 4-H

Rigorosa -- A little less rigorous and a lot more fierce, maybe? -- Bulldog

The Beatles, yeah, yeah, yeah. -- Purple Ace

Moldar Nay -- Why does there have to be another color?  Purple is as purple does.
(Or something like that.) -- Purple Ace

Gratters ta Dixie.  Agin! -- Smitty

Merry Christmas, y'all. -- Smitty

Durango Kid -- If you would get that handkerchief off of your face, you might be able
to see the attacks coming at you.  Plus, I don't think black is a good color to wear
on the sands.  Sure, it hides any blood stains, but it's sooo hot. -- Whistlin' Dixie

Bulldog -- Well, I had to try and pet you, but I it looks like I'm not ready just
yet. -- Rigoroso

Shobart Teegue -- I don't even remember posting that challenge, but I was happy to
see it was up!  And aren't you rather tall for a Harkeny? -- Geistlich

Math -- I perhaps should have been named Timex.  Since you were at the fight, you
know what I mean. -- Vivace

RUGS -- For the love of all that is unholy!!  What do I have to do for you to give me
a decent candidate to fill this void in my team??  The 8 Wit 3 Will wonder you gave
me last turn should be dying in a night fight this turn.  How many more sacrifices do
you need? -- Master Darque

     Hmm, we'll think about it. -- RUG #7572

Smitty -- Glad you didn't miss and glad you enjoyed the vacation.  Now to business.
-- Master Darque

Crip -- Welcome back!  Nice to see you somewhere other than 47, but from your posts
in other places, I can tell that life has been joyously busy.  Congrats on it all. --
Master Darque

Remarkable Word -- How shocking! -- High Voltage

     I can see you're going to be a real live wire. -- Arenamistress Tora

4-H -- Well, darn.  What have you got against a fifth H (me)? -- Gobert Hinny

Geistlich -- Ghost of Christmas past, present, future?  The name and the season
together made that irresistible. -- Shobart Teegue
P.S.  Irresistible to Jorja, I don't go on for playing with words.  My momma always
warned us against it, said it was almost as bad as playing with our food.
P.P.S.  Which was often fun.

Letter B -- Well, naturally.  The Letter B is number two.  *I* am number one. --
Ladiro Maels
P.S.  At least, today I am.  And very glad for it, thanks.

Bert & Ernie -- Hmm.  I wasn't AIMING for the head, you know, but... which one of you
did I hit? -- Moldar Nay

We salute Snowbound's tourney participants. -- Jorja and the Middle Way

Readers of Snowbound -- I've been sick, and the story has suffered for it.  What
would you prefer, that I synopsize to remind us where we were and then go on, or just
drop the whole storyline as being doomed? -- the Scribe

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

LETTER B viciously butchered GLACIER TROLL in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
BANJO SONATA was murdered by ARENAMISTRESS TORA in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
WHISTLIN' DIXIE overpowered GOBERT HINNY in a 1 minute Challenge Title duel.
THE BEATLES bested RIGOROSO in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
PURPLE ACE overpowered LADIRO MAELS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
BERT & ERNIE devastated SHOBART TEEGUE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
4-H outwaited VETERAN MERCENARY in a crowd pleasing 12 minute match.
DURANGO KID handily defeated VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
BULLDOG won victory over THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a action packed 1 minute duel.
GEISTLICH was overpowered by MATH in a 1 minute uneven duel.
MOLDAR NAY was defeated by SMOKEY BEAR in a 2 minute fight.
HIGH VOLTAGE beat PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 4 minute novice's melee.
WILL ROBINSON was overpowered by ELENA FARESTA in a 1 minute bloody one-sided match.
UNDER THE GUN handily defeated KARNHORN DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
TACO BELL killed KARNHORN DESERTER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute novice's brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   1 -  1      86  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         SLASHING ATTACK   16 -   7 -  2      70  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY       14 -   8 -  0      64  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   23 -  14 -  2      62  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   6 -  0      54  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    18 -  17 -  1      51  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         BASHING ATTACK    10 -  13 -  2      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         AIMED BLOW         2 -   6 -  0      25  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  10 -  0      17  |

Turn 284 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     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  3         3  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  0                                       2  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  0                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       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       15   4  2  136 DARQUE FORCES II (348)
SLASHING ATTACK  DURANGO KID 3673           11   4  1  100 LIFE IMPACTS (395)
TOTAL PARRY      4-H 3670                   17   1  0   96 LIFE IMPACTS (395)
STRIKING ATTACK  BULLDOG 3727                8   1  0   59 LIFE IMPACTS (395)
WALL OF STEEL    THE BEATLES 3635            5   3  0   49 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 LETTER B 3647.  The ten other most popular fighters were RIGOROSO 3718, 
BULLDOG 3727, SMOKEY BEAR 3752, TACO BELL 3751, WHISTLIN' DIXIE 3565, THE BEATLES 
3635, PURPLE ACE 3728, BERT & ERNIE 3648, MATH 3735, and MOLDAR NAY 3731.

The least popular fighter this week was 4-H 3670.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were WILL ROBINSON 3749, HIGH VOLTAGE 3748, GEISTLICH 3720, SHOBART TEEGUE 
3737, LADIRO MAELS 3712, GOBERT HINNY 3552, BANJO SONATA 3754, DURANGO KID 3673, 
UNDER THE GUN 3750, and ELENA FARESTA 3753.

               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.  

                       MR. GHERKIN (6-6385) of 071406AD  (544)
                       OPUS X (11-5276) of OLD BOYS CLUB  (483)
                   CARDINAL KRAKEN (69-8569) BEASTS OF NEON  (831) 
                    GANGRENE (82-30731) THAT SPECIAL SMELL  (5042) 
                      WAY TOO CUTE (82-32711) 12/19/04A  (5398) 
                         CHINA (82-35079) MORE PLACES  (5777) 
                      ASPARAGUS (82-38983) UNDERRATED 2  (6485) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes