DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/22/2011    Duedate: 02/18/2011

SNOWBOUND ARENA

DM-50    TURN-285

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

WHISTLIN' DIXIE
DARQUE FORCES II (348)
(50-3565) [16-4-2,145]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

WHISTLIN' DIXIE                UNDER THE GUN
DARQUE FORCES II (348)         DANGER DANGER (404)
(50-3565) [16-4-2,145]         (50-3750) [3-0-0,33]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GOBERT HINNY                   DURANGO KID
MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)             LIFE IMPACTS (395)
(50-3552) [13-53-2,94]         (50-3673) [12-4-1,106]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DANGER DANGER (404)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. LIFE IMPACTS (395)          36
2. DANGER DANGER (404)         27      LIFE IMPACTS (395)
3. DARQUE FORCES II (348)      17      Unchartered Team
4. MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)           6
5. OPEN SESAME (199)            0      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)       12   3  1 80.0   1/ 2*DANGER DANGER (404)      12  3 1
 2/ 2 LIFE IMPACTS (395)       209  80  2 72.3   2/ 1 LIFE IMPACTS (395)       12  3 0
 3- 3 OPEN SESAME (199)        371 230 24 61.7   3- 4 OPEN SESAME (199)         6  2 1
 4/ 4 DARQUE FORCES II (348)    80  80  9 50.0   4/ 3 DARQUE FORCES II (348)    6  6 0
 5/ 5 MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)       229 338  7 40.4   5/ 5 MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)        4 10 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 328): TEZCATLIPOCA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 626): OMBERT QURL of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 281): TIMOR UNRED of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 303): 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 284): WHISTLIN DIXIE of DARQUE FORCES II (Master Darque)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 278): TWO of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 264): ALLERDAE CHAN of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 256): I'M A BASHER of BASHAHOLICS ANON (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 232): PANAMA OATS of THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 232): STEVE LAKE of SUE'S BOYS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 233): LILAS KEEPER of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 48): CONFESSION of OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 230): DUTCH TREAT of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 330): SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 328): MY GENERATION (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 326): MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 281): THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 303): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 297): LAND OF OZ (Oz, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 284): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 278): BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 264): SPARF! (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 256): BASHAHOLICS ANON (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 232): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 232): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 233): H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 48): OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 230): SPARF! et al (Crip, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 328): TEZCATLIPOCA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, 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 278): TWO of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
                (turn 277): TORTURING TULIP of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 263): KORASIM of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 232): ANASTASIA of MYSTERIOUS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, friends and fiends, welcome to your friendly neighborhood spyreport.  
I doubt SNOWBOUND will ever be the same.  It seems the training can make the 
difference, as LIFE IMPACTS is pushed out of top team by DANGER DANGER, who came from 
2nd with a 4-1-0 this turn.  And let's see, BULLDOG fought KHALHUMS DWARF and gained 
19 points and contributed to LIFE IMPACTS' 5-0-0.  TACO BELL has lost to MOLDAR NAY, 
falling 11 points, while helping make DANGER DANGER a 4-1-0 turn.  This turn 
WHISTLIN' DIXIE challenged GOBERT HINNY in what was SNOWBOUND's Title bout.  The 
attempts to dethrone the Duelmaster have failed, and WHISTLIN' DIXIE remains 
SNOWBOUND's top warrior for another turn.  Can someone confirm a rumor for me?  I 
hear the top team makes their losing fighters do dishes at The Victory Tavern until 
they win.  Maybe?   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.  OPEN SESAME has cause to stand 
tall, as they were SNOWBOUND's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a 
team to beat.  And guess who avoided OPEN SESAME stable the most?  Believe it or not, 
it was LIFE IMPACTS.  Anyone surprised?  Well, sports fans, take notice that GOBERT 
HINNY from MIDDLE WAY 6 was SNOWBOUND's most challenged warrior this turn.   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  A brave warrior does not carry a 
red shield, he has nothing to cover or hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     I like this place, SNOWBOUND, the taverns have old wine, and young serving 
girls.  Who could ask for more?  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet 
again, keep your swords sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until the sun next rises and 
my pen sets to paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHISTLIN' DIXIE 3565         16   4  2   145       DARQUE FORCES II (348)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DURANGO KID 3673             12   4  1   106       LIFE IMPACTS (395)
 4-H 3670                     18   1  0    98       LIFE IMPACTS (395)
 GOBERT HINNY 3552            13  53  2    94       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BULLDOG 3727                  9   1  0    78       LIFE IMPACTS (395)
-C IS FOR COOKIE 3636          6   2  0    74       OPEN SESAME (199)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-THE BEATLES 3635              5   3  0    49       OPEN SESAME (199)
 PURPLE ACE 3728               7   3  0    45       LIFE IMPACTS (395)
 MATH 3735                     4   3  0    38       LIFE IMPACTS (395)
 RIGOROSO 3718                 4   5  1    36       DARQUE FORCES II (348)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LETTER B 3647                 3   2  2    33       OPEN SESAME (199)
 UNDER THE GUN 3750            3   0  0    33       DANGER DANGER (404)
 GEISTLICH 3720                6   3  1    30       DARQUE FORCES II (348)
 MOLDAR NAY 3731               4   5  0    28       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
 SMOKEY BEAR 3752              3   0  0    28       DANGER DANGER (404)
-VIVACE 3745                   3   1  0    26       DARQUE FORCES II (348)
-BERT & ERNIE 3648             2   2  0    26       OPEN SESAME (199)
 HIGH VOLTAGE 3748             2   1  0    26       DANGER DANGER (404)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LADIRO MAELS 3712             3  10  0    19       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
 SHOBART TEEGUE 3737           2   4  0    10       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
 WILL ROBINSON 3749            2   1  0    10       DANGER DANGER (404)
 ELENA FARESTA 3753            1   1  0    10       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
-REMARKABLE WORD 3669          1   0  0     9       OPEN SESAME (199)
 TACO BELL 3751                2   1  1     8       DANGER DANGER (404)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Whistlin' Dixie -- Shore nuff, a good'n Duelmaster.  Yowser! -- Smitty

Shobart -- Violent?  Bulldogs?  We may look violent (or ugly) but we are really
always puppies at heart. Perhaps you are thinking about Pit Bulls.  Nasty! -- Bulldog
(giving the peace sign)

Moldar Nay -- That's a good one about the other suits!  Ha, ha.  The Purple Aces wore
purple, white, and sometimes trim of orange. Did you know that Jerry Sloan (Long-time
coach of the Utah Jazz; one of three jerseys retired by the Chicago Bulls; multiple
defensive player of the year awards in the NBA; national champion Div II NCAA) was a
Purple Ace?  The Big Boss was in college with him. -- Purple Ace (proud of the old
days)

Gobert Hinny -- You would have made a fine 4-Her.  (wink) -- 4-H

     Shouldn't that be a 4-Him?

Rigoroso -- You shouldn't have challenged me.  I'm usually a pup, but something about
the challenge turned me into a Pit Bull.  Grrr. -- Bulldog

Vivace -- Well, you can probably sing better than I can.  Fight, too, I guess. --
Math

Whistlin' Dixie -- You are one tough nut to crack!  Salute. -- Durango Kid

The Beatles -- Yeah, I remember them.  They were good then, and they are apparently
good now. -- Purple Ace

Super Grover -- Y'all welcome back now, y'hear? -- Smitty

Note:  Sorry, Master Darque, but your hopes and dreams of that fourth DM in North
Fork did not come true.  (That turn anyway.)  Har de har.  Ole Crip said "Open
Sesame" and Darque's two pair was not as good as the Royal Flush. -- Oz The All
Informative (watching from afar)

Whistlin' Dixie -- You're getting darned good at that.  I might even say... painfully
good at it.  Ouch. -- Gobert Hinny
P.S.  Strange to think I've been fighting here for more than four years.

Purple Ace -- It makes my eyes hurt just looking at you. -- Ladiro Maels

Bert and Ernie -- I couldn't handle the both of you. -- Shobart Teegue

Smokey Bear -- Huh, I can see how the Commission came up with that designation of
"dwarf."  Hairy, lives in a cave, nasty temper, yep, it was a natural. -- Moldar Nay

Will Robinson -- I suppose you must be considered... dashing?  You dashed forth, you
dashed back, you dashed here and also there.  It made me tired just watching you. --
Elena Faresta

4-H -- My guess is that the fourteenth win will see me out of here.  I certainly hope
so! -- Gobert Hinny

Purple Ace -- Well, my boss says that HER school had purple and gray for colors.
Sounds awful, doesn't it? -- Moldar Nay

Geistlich -- Nah, my mother was Shewish on her mother's side.  Well, she still is,
you know. -- Shobart Teegue
P.S.  The difference between a short Shew and a tall Harkeny is mostly a matter of
opinion and which category will give the best tax break.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

WHISTLIN' DIXIE devastated GOBERT HINNY in a 1 minute Challenge Title fight.
GEISTLICH vanquished LADIRO MAELS in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
DURANGO KID demolished VETERAN MERCENARY in a crowd pleasing 1 minute uneven fight.
4-H defeated KHALHUMS DWARF in a unpopular 5 minute veteran's fight.
BULLDOG bested KHALHUMS DWARF in a popular 1 minute duel.
PURPLE ACE bested RIGOROSO in a 1 minute match.
MATH devastated SHOBART TEEGUE in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
MOLDAR NAY handily defeated TACO BELL in a 1 minute uneven melee.
ELENA FARESTA was vanquished by UNDER THE GUN in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
HIGH VOLTAGE vanquished EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 2 minute one-sided duel.
WILL ROBINSON defeated CONVICTED THIEF in a 2 minute beginner's match.
SMOKEY BEAR overpowered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 3 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   1 -  1      83  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         TOTAL PARRY       15 -   5 -  0      75  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         SLASHING ATTACK   16 -   6 -  2      73  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         STRIKING ATTACK   23 -  14 -  1      62  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -   7 -  0      53  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK    12 -  13 -  2      48  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         LUNGING ATTACK    17 -  19 -  1      47  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         AIMED BLOW         2 -   5 -  0      29  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -  10 -  0      23  |

Turn 285 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-STRIKE       1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  3         3  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   WHISTLIN' DIXIE 3565       16   4  2  145 DARQUE FORCES II (348)
SLASHING ATTACK  DURANGO KID 3673           12   4  1  106 LIFE IMPACTS (395)
TOTAL PARRY      4-H 3670                   18   1  0   98 LIFE IMPACTS (395)
STRIKING ATTACK  BULLDOG 3727                9   1  0   78 LIFE IMPACTS (395)
BASHING ATTACK   MATH 3735                   4   3  0   38 LIFE IMPACTS (395)
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 DURANGO KID 3673.  The ten other most popular fighters were BULLDOG 3727, 
WHISTLIN' DIXIE 3565, MATH 3735, GEISTLICH 3720, PURPLE ACE 3728, MOLDAR NAY 3731, 
UNDER THE GUN 3750, HIGH VOLTAGE 3748, WILL ROBINSON 3749, and SMOKEY BEAR 3752.

The least popular fighter this week was 4-H 3670.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ELENA FARESTA 3753, TACO BELL 3751, SHOBART TEEGUE 3737, RIGOROSO 3718, 
LADIRO MAELS 3712, GOBERT HINNY 3552, SMOKEY BEAR 3752, WILL ROBINSON 3749, HIGH 
VOLTAGE 3748, and UNDER THE GUN 3750.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

WHISTLIN' DIXIE (50-3565) DARQUE FORCES II (348)

                 FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY XLVI