DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/19/2011    Duedate: 03/18/2011

SNOWBOUND ARENA

DM-50    TURN-286

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DURANGO KID
LIFE IMPACTS (395)
(50-3673) [13-4-1,114]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DURANGO KID                    SMOKEY BEAR
LIFE IMPACTS (395)             DANGER DANGER (404)
(50-3673) [13-4-1,114]         (50-3752) [4-0-0,30]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GOBERT HINNY                   NASTY NES
MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)             PUBLIC ENEMY (24)
(50-3552) [13-54-2,95]         (50-142) [14-8-1,84]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

LIFE IMPACTS (395)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. LIFE IMPACTS (395)          59
2. MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)          33      LIFE IMPACTS (395)
3. DANGER DANGER (404)          1      Unchartered Team
4. OPEN SESAME (199)            0
5. DARQUE FORCES II (348)       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)       15   5  1 75.0   1/ 2 LIFE IMPACTS (395)       15  0 0
 2/ 2 LIFE IMPACTS (395)       214  80  2 72.8   2/ 1*DANGER DANGER (404)      11  4 1
 3- 3 OPEN SESAME (199)        371 230 24 61.7   3/ 5 MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)        4 11 0
 4/ 0 PUBLIC ENEMY (24)         64  45  2 58.7   4- 3 OPEN SESAME (199)         3  0 1
 5- 4 DARQUE FORCES II (348)    80  80  9 50.0   5- 4 DARQUE FORCES II (348)    3  4 0
 6/ 5 MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)       231 341  7 40.4   6/ 0 PUBLIC ENEMY (24)         0  4 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 331): ZITHER of Z GLADIATORS (Z-Man, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 329): PATTE DE SAGUAR of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 327): OMBERT QURL of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 282): TIMOR UNRED of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 304): CALLOUS CORTNEY of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 298): SALSA ELEMENTAL of DARQUE FORCES
                                                         (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 285): WHISTLIN DIXIE of DARQUE FORCES II (Master Darque)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 279): HOT STUFF of PYROMANIA (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 264): ALLERDAE CHAN of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 257): I'M A BASHER of BASHAHOLICS ANON (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 233): PANAMA OATS of THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 233): TORANS ULRIK of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 234): LILAS KEEPER of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 49): KARIN LO of MIDDLE WAY 21 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 231): DEVIL'S ADVOCATE of BLOOD 4 THE MASSES (The Mun, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 331): SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 329): DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 327): MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 282): PROPHETIC OMENS (Lord Rahl, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 304): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 298): LES TURFISTES (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 285): DANGER DANGER (Sherlock, mgr>)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 279): THE ORDER (Torak, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 264): SPARF! (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 257): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 233): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 233): MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 234): H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 49): OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 231): FELINES et al (Consortium, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 331): INDIOR LANDIS of MIDDLE WAY 11 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 328): TEZCATLIPOCA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 327): EXECUTIONER of RETRIBUTION (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 298): SALSA ELEMENTAL of DARQUE FORCES
                                                         (Master Darque, mgr.)
                          (turn 297): AFRICAN QUEEN of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                                      THE LION KING of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                                      ITHYIC THING of ABYSMAL RITES (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 285): 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 263): KORASIM of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 49): KARIN LO of MIDDLE WAY 21 (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     I finally pass my mantle onto someone else this turn!  I know my reign was
nothing in comparison to some in this arena (and others, ::cough:: 83); however, I'm
not a super scum either.  I really not that skilled either, but whatever the case I
was able to hold on for my graduation notice.
     I've already shared the numbers, but I'll do it again just for the sake of
completeness.  I finish my career at 12+1-8+2-10-11-21-10-15.  The Commission tells
me that I like a MO/HI rhythm, the LO, and learn Attack skills.  I was moderately
blessed, being +2 Defense and +3 Decise.  I look to be mode in all other areas.  I
learned a whopping 32 skills in in my 20 fights here, giving me a 1.88%.  The learn
rate was respectable considering my Wit--though I'm confident that Gobert Hinny's FE
was a great contributor to that factor.  I'm going to miss such a good teacher!
     My challenges go to The Kid and Gobert as always.  I'm trying to keep it out of
4-H's hands as long as possible!

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster here with my bag to give you the news on last 
week's fights.  Say good-bye to DANGER DANGER, as they are pushed from the coveted 
top team spot by the LIFE IMPACTS stable.  Hey everybody, watch out for MOLDAR NAY, 
who flew up 22 points in the rankings after mashing PRESENTATION like a melon.  Keep 
your eye on this guy.  And falling like a basher in the top ten was PRESENTATION, who 
dropped 14 points after a disappointing (to say the least) bout with MOLDAR NAY.  Try 
as hard as the DARQUE FORCES II stable might, they were unable to find their warrior 
(and ex-Duelmaster) WHISTLIN' DIXIE before this week's fights.  It's a proud day for 
the LIFE IMPACTS stable, as their warrior, DURANGO KID, ascended the Duelmaster's 
throne.  Advice to bashers--never force anything, just get a bigger halberd!   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the SNOWBOUND arena.  Here's 
a song for you:  Who's afraid of the big, bad OPEN SESAME?  Big bad OPEN SESAME.  Big 
bad OPEN SESAME.  SNOWBOUND's afraid of the big bad OPEN SESAME.  Tra la la la la!  
And you guys like to boo me?  Well, unsling your rasberries, cause LIFE IMPACTS beats 
feet every time OPEN SESAME smiles at them.  Try farming, eh?   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  Remember:  alliances are great, but try and take your ally 
in the arena with you and see what happens.   
     Well, there's the manager of the SNOWBOUND giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 
'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  Well, there goes another Spy Report.  
Good luck in next week's fights.  Its been fun, and I'm sure you enjoyed it (boos).  
Now that I've got you worked up for Snide Clemens, I'll be leaving-- The Unknown 
Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DURANGO KID 3673             13   4  1   114       LIFE IMPACTS (395)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 4-H 3670                     19   1  0   101       LIFE IMPACTS (395)
 BULLDOG 3727                 10   1  0    97       LIFE IMPACTS (395)
 GOBERT HINNY 3552            13  54  2    95       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NASTY NES 142                14   8  1    84       PUBLIC ENEMY (24)
-C IS FOR COOKIE 3636          6   2  0    74       OPEN SESAME (199)
 THRESHPACK 138               14   8  0    71       PUBLIC ENEMY (24)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PURPLE ACE 3728               8   3  0    66       LIFE IMPACTS (395)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOLDAR NAY 3731               5   5  0    50       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
-THE BEATLES 3635              5   3  0    49       OPEN SESAME (199)
 RED ALERT 139                13   9  0    48       PUBLIC ENEMY (24)
 MATH 3735                     5   3  0    46       LIFE IMPACTS (395)
-RIGOROSO 3718                 4   5  1    36       DARQUE FORCES II (348)
 PRESENTATION 731              9   7  0    34       PUBLIC ENEMY (24)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LADIRO MAELS 3712             4  10  0    33       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
-LETTER B 3647                 3   2  2    33       OPEN SESAME (199)
-GEISTLICH 3720                6   3  1    30       DARQUE FORCES II (348)
 SMOKEY BEAR 3752              4   0  0    30       DANGER DANGER (404)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-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            3   1  0    21       DANGER DANGER (404)
 WILL ROBINSON 3749            3   1  0    20       DANGER DANGER (404)
 HIGH VOLTAGE 3748             2   2  0    20       DANGER DANGER (404)
 TACO BELL 3751                3   1  1    15       DANGER DANGER (404)
 SHOBART TEEGUE 3737           2   5  0    11       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
-REMARKABLE WORD 3669          1   0  0     9       OPEN SESAME (199)
 ELENA FARESTA 3753            1   2  0     5       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Ahhh, Veteran Mercenary.  I am getting to feel like a veteran also. -- Durango Kid

Khalhums Dwarf -- Double-duty, eh?  It was our pleasure. -- 4H and Bulldog

Rigoroso -- My weapon sang the sweetest. -- Purple Ace

Shobart Teegue -- My weapon scored well making it all ADD up to a win for me. -- Math

Y'all gratters ta yer Whistlin' Dixie, Duelmaster n' Lord Pertecter 'n all. --
Smitty, Life Impacts

Good'n round, y'all Impacts.  Good'n. -- Smitty

All -- I am getting together as many Duelmaster players as possible to play in a game
of Hyborian War as a change of pace.  We already have 17 players that are interested
and we are trying to get as many as possible involved before I submit the list to
RSI.  I am collecting the names and top 3 kingdoms that the players are interested in
and submitting it myself so we can all play in the same game.  If you are interested
PM me in the DuelII Forums at Tripwire or email me at azaer123@comcast.net. --
Tripwire

Whistlin' Dixie -- I'm honored to have been the one to tip you over the edge, though
I don't know what I did.  The political points?  Achieving your twentieth fights?
Who knows, who cares, eh?  Good work. -- Gobert Hinny

Geistlich -- Another day, another loss.  Move up the ranks faster. -- Ladiro Maels

Math -- Euwh. -- Shobart Teegue

Taco Bell -- Eh?  Only dangerous when the tacos are made with bell peppers. -- Moldar
Nay

Under the Gun -- Why not move? -- Elena Faresta

Bulldog -- Do the bulls agree with that assessment? -- Shobart Teegue

Our congratulations to Whistlin' Dixie. -- Jorja and the Middle Way

We'd salute the tourney participants, but Snowbound doesn't seem to have had even
one.  Perhaps we should declare this a no-tourney arena? -- Jorja

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

GOBERT HINNY was devastated by BULLDOG in a 1 minute gruesome mismatched fight.
4-H subdued NASTY NES in a popular 6 minute veteran's melee.
DURANGO KID vanquished THRESHPACK in a 1 minute mismatched Title brawl.
RED ALERT was overpowered by PURPLE ACE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided fight.
PRESENTATION was devastated by MOLDAR NAY in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
MATH devastated HIGH VOLTAGE in a 1 minute mismatched match.
SMOKEY BEAR overcame SHOBART TEEGUE in a 2 minute fight.
UNDER THE GUN was overcome by LADIRO MAELS in a 1 minute beginner vs. expert melee.
WILL ROBINSON overpowered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 2 minute uneven duel.
TACO BELL defeated ELENA FARESTA in a 3 minute gruesome novice's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY       13 -   5 -  0      72  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         SLASHING ATTACK   15 -   7 -  2      68  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   2 -  1      67  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   22 -  14 -  1      61  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -   6 -  0      60  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK    15 -  11 -  2      58  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         LUNGING ATTACK    18 -  19 -  1      49  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -  11 -  0      27  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         AIMED BLOW         2 -   6 -  0      25  |

Turn 286 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  DURANGO KID 3673           13   4  1  114 LIFE IMPACTS (395)
TOTAL PARRY      4-H 3670                   19   1  0  101 LIFE IMPACTS (395)
STRIKING ATTACK  BULLDOG 3727               10   1  0   97 LIFE IMPACTS (395)
WALL OF STEEL    NASTY NES 142              14   8  1   84 PUBLIC ENEMY (24)
PARRY-LUNGE      THRESHPACK 138             14   8  0   71 PUBLIC ENEMY (24)
BASHING ATTACK   MATH 3735                   5   3  0   46 LIFE IMPACTS (395)
AIMED BLOW       PRESENTATION 731            9   7  0   34 PUBLIC ENEMY (24)
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 NASTY NES 142.  The ten other most popular fighters were TACO BELL 3751, 
BULLDOG 3727, DURANGO KID 3673, PURPLE ACE 3728, LADIRO MAELS 3712, MOLDAR NAY 3731, 
MATH 3735, SMOKEY BEAR 3752, ELENA FARESTA 3753, and RED ALERT 139.

The least popular fighter this week was HIGH VOLTAGE 3748.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were PRESENTATION 731, THRESHPACK 138, 4-H 3670, GOBERT HINNY 3552, 
WILL ROBINSON 3749, UNDER THE GUN 3750, SHOBART TEEGUE 3737, RED ALERT 139, ELENA 
FARESTA 3753, and SMOKEY BEAR 3752.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

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