DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/09/2011    Duedate: 08/05/2011

SNOWBOUND ARENA

DM-50    TURN-291

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

NASTY NES
PUBLIC ENEMY (24)
(50-142) [17-10-1,127]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

NASTY NES                      UNDER THE GUN
PUBLIC ENEMY (24)              DANGER DANGER (404)
(50-142) [17-10-1,127]         (50-3750) [7-2-0,52]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GOBERT HINNY                   HIGH VOLTAGE
MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)             DANGER DANGER (404)
(50-3552) [14-58-2,106]        (50-3748) [5-4-0,24]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

LIFE IMPACTS (395)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE MYRMIDONS (211)         52
2. DANGER DANGER (404)         27      LIFE IMPACTS (395)
3. MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)          24      Unchartered Team
4. PUBLIC ENEMY (24)            7
5. THE GUYS (263)               2      THE GUYS (263)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2*THE GUYS (263)             3   1  0 75.0   1/ 1 LIFE IMPACTS (395)       10  4 0
 2/ 1 LIFE IMPACTS (395)       233  85  2 73.3   2/ 2 PUBLIC ENEMY (24)         9  6 0
 3/ 3*DANGER DANGER (404)       29  16  1 64.4   3/ 3*DANGER DANGER (404)       8  7 0
 4/ 4 PUBLIC ENEMY (24)         75  58  2 56.4   4/ 4 MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)        6  9 1
 5/ 5 MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)       242 355  8 40.5   5/ 0 THE MYRMIDONS (211)       4  1 0
 6/ 0 THE MYRMIDONS (211)       13  25  0 34.2   6/ 5*THE GUYS (263)            2  1 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 336): ZITHER of Z GLADIATORS (Z-Man, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 334): SCARLET of D'HARAN EMPIRE (Lord Rahl, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 332): SNORTY MCSNORT of ALL NIGHT LONG (Destitute Noble?)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 287): TIMOR UNRED of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 309): STANDBY of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 303): ACE OF BASE of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 290): NASTY NES of PUBLICH ENEMY (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 284): ZOUM LA BOUSE of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 269): CAO ZHEN of ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 262): BURNING RUBBER of WHAT'S IN A NAME (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 238): AFTERSHOCK of SLAMMA JAMMA (?, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 237): WHOLE of MILK IS GOOD (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 239): MRS POTATOE HEAD of DREW'S BOYS II (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 54): ACCORDION of OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 236): DUTCH TREAT of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 336): SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 334): THE DEATH LORDS (Widowmaker, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 332): AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 287): THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 309): NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 303): ALASKAN PIPELINE (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 290): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 284): WAH CHING (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 269): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 262): TALL TALES (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 238): SLAMMA JAMMA (?, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 237): MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 239): H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 54): SUDDENLY, THE VAN (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 236): CRYPTICS et al (Crip, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 336): ZITHER of Z GLADIATORS (Z-Man, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 303): SMOKEY BEAR of THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
                          (turn 302): PROWL of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
                                      EARVLING FLASH of FORCE OF WILL
                                                    (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 289): DURANGO KID of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 269): CAO ZHEN of ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
                           ALLERDAE CHAN of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 239): MRS POTATOE HEAD of DREW'S BOYS II (The Mun, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     What is in a name?  For Public Enemy and Nasty Nes its something from the
inserts of various hip hop cassette tapes.  Im the type of guy who would OCD obssess
over small things like names of fictional characters in a game.  These would
represent me as I would never really meet the other players so I thought something
smart and witty would be a "good" impression.  Obviously, most people dont read the
credits on the inserts of music tapes much less be a super fan of hip hop to
recognize these names.  I choose them not because of their popularity in selling
music or being heard on the radio.  It was from the play on words or creative
spellings.  That was my intention in 1988 when I created my first team.  At
least when I was 16 I thought it was a cool idea.  It could be worse.  My other two
teams in 52 and 54, Wah Ching and Asian Invasion I took from a computer game manual.
Romance of the three kingdoms II by Koei for PC.  Ancient China in revolt, 106
"bandits and heroes" lead armies to save the country.  It actually listed all 106
characters along with their stats.  Really.
     Congrats to Durango Kid for his advancement to ADM.  Sorry I haven't said that
before, now that you are gone.  I have this bad habit of getting all excited about my
turn when it comes figuring I have TONS of time to do all the paperwork later.  Next
thing you know I'm faxing sheets in the night before or overnight express mail
copying the strats I ran last turn.  This time I decided to try something different.
I'm doing this when my turn came in.
     Great fight with Durango Kid and I'm surprised I actually won.  Although I
should say I'm surprised I actually scummed you to submission.  At least you got that
important rating as you leave us.  For my next fight 4-H is up.  Fought you twice
before and lost and I think if we both went 1-1-1 I could have out scummed you.
Tailoring a "special" (ie scummy) strat for this fight.  Interesting to see if it
works.  Funny, when I created this team, Nasty Nes was my least liked warrior.  Funny
how he ends up being the best in fights, wins and even learns.  Just goes to prove
things don't turn out the way you expect or want them to.

     Pec Killer

                                      SPY REPORT

     Ready for some action-packed adventure, some thrills, chills and spills?  Well 
fergit it, cause this is the Spyreport for SNOWBOUND.  MVP award for MOLDAR NAY?  
MIDDLE WAY 6's proud of him after beating PRESENTATION and getting 21 points.  Talk 
about yer major upsets!  SHOBART TEEGUE's match with UNDER THE GUN cost him a loss of 
5 points!  Like, PURPLE ACE must be pretty gutsy!  He challenged the Duelmaster from 
PUBLIC ENEMY.  Does this guy have a death wish or what!  This Duelmaster is like 
something else!  NASTY NES stopped PURPLE ACE dead in his tracks!  I hear the top 
team insists all their warriors get nine hours sleep.  They want photogenic fighters 
for PR photos.   
     I gotta admit I haven't been in "deep con caves" with any spies.  Really, I just 
wing this stuff.  PUBLIC ENEMY 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 PUBLIC ENEMY, that's fer sher.  Can MIDDLE WAY 6's 
GOBERT HINNY be more popular than me?  He was challenged the most, but is that really 
the same?  People were asking me did MATH REALLY challenge GOBERT HINNY?  (all right, 
maybe they didn't, but it sounded good!) It wasn't a spectacular fight, or anything, 
but GOBERT HINNY wants me to write about it since he beat MATH.  Satisfied?   
     What does a fighter fight for?  I mean, the crowds don't give a hoot if someone 
gets killed.  Not after four more fights.  What a bunch of heartless!  I couldn't 
believe how many people were snickering when MOLDAR NAY killed PRESENTATION.  So he 
had a 11-10-0, that's no excuse!  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'm getting tired of writing this stuff, so I'm calling it 
quits.  Its been really albendranius!  Later, guys-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NASTY NES 142                17  10  1   127       PUBLIC ENEMY (24)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 4-H 3670                     24   1  0   111       LIFE IMPACTS (395)
 GOBERT HINNY 3552            14  58  2   106       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
 BULLDOG 3727                 13   3  0   100       LIFE IMPACTS (395)
 PURPLE ACE 3728              12   4  0    98       LIFE IMPACTS (395)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MATH 3735                     9   4  0    70       LIFE IMPACTS (395)
 THRESHPACK 138               16  11  0    67       PUBLIC ENEMY (24)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOLDAR NAY 3731               8   7  1    66       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RED ALERT 139                17  10  0    65       PUBLIC ENEMY (24)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 UNDER THE GUN 3750            7   2  0    52       DANGER DANGER (404)
 LADIRO MAELS 3712             6  13  0    49       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
 SMOKEY BEAR 3752              6   3  0    46       DANGER DANGER (404)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STUD 2197                     3   1  0    32       THE GUYS (263)
 TACO BELL 3751                5   4  1    30       DANGER DANGER (404)
 WILL ROBINSON 3749            6   3  0    25       DANGER DANGER (404)
 SHOBART TEEGUE 3737           5   7  0    25       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
 HIGH VOLTAGE 3748             5   4  0    24       DANGER DANGER (404)
 VERRA 1937                    2   3  0    24       THE MYRMIDONS (211)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BEREN ONEHAND 2931            2   1  0    21       THE MYRMIDONS (211)
 BELEG BLOODAXE 2932           2   1  0    18       THE MYRMIDONS (211)
 THOR 1704                     2   3  0    17       THE MYRMIDONS (211)
 SMAUG 1702                    3   7  0    16       THE MYRMIDONS (211)
 ELENA FARESTA 3753            3   5  0    14       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
 SURPRISE 3757                 0   4  0     8       PUBLIC ENEMY (24)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
PRESENTATION 731       11 10 0 PUBLIC ENEMY 24      MOLDAR NAY 3731       291   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Well, Nasty Nes, after beating you before, I have to give you credit for making my
last match an embarrassment.  Kudos!  And now you carry the honor of Duelmaster.
Serve it well. -- Durango Kid, retired

Yo, Nes.  We be lookin' fer yer DM column.  Yup. -- Smitty, Life Impacts

     I found it for you.  It was embedded in a lot of formatting code. -- the Editor

Moldar Nay -- Two wins in a row?  Is that the same as squared? -- Math (loving it)

Venomous Concubine -- It is nice seeing you now and then.  I always like the result.
-- Bulldog

Khalhums Dwarf -- Tsk, tsk.  I always like drawing you in the arena.  It is sort of
like taking candy from a baby. -- 4 H

Gobert Hinny -- I remember the "fight, fight, fight; with all our might"; cheering
with pep and vim for white and purple. -- Purple Ace

Smitty is not saying much else today.  Some how we got him to the dentist, and he
ended up with a filling, a crown restoration and a root canal, and he seems in a foul
mood. -- The Life Impacts Watcher-Overer

Smokey Bear -- Times like that makes you wish you had a back-up weapon huh? --
Threshpack

Stud -- That was a disgraceful fight.  Never had a single bad attack before and half
the fight was full of it.  So much for that new strat. - Presentation

Durango Kid -- Congrats on the titles and the advancement.  Yours scummily... Nasty
Nes

Ladiro Maels -- Third time in 5 turns.  At least I got a skill learn from you
finally. -- Red Alert

High Voltage -- Yes, apparently I really am that bad.  How embarassing. -- Surprise

Math -- I've never mastered math, and I probably never will.  It's like the fourth
dimension, I just can't see it. -- Moldar Nay

Durango Kid -- You won't vista me again if I vista you first! -- Gobert Hinny

Purple Ace -- Are you sure that you aren't some other color?  I mean... PURPLE? --
Gobert Hinny

Math -- See?  What did I say, eh? -- Moldar Nay

Red Alert -- What the heck?  Purple aces.  Red alerts.  Nobody told me being color-
blind would be a severe handicap. -- Ladiro Maels

Ladiro -- You aren't color blind. -- Jorja

Jorja -- No, but I might've been, and then what? -- Ladiro Maels

Ladiro -- Maybe you'd've done better. -- Jorja

Taco Bell -- YES!  The tacos, the burritos, the gorditas... AH!  Great stuff. --
Shobart Teegue

Will Robinson -- Remind me not to accept another date with you. -- Elena Faresta,
exhausted from fending of about ninety hands

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

PURPLE ACE was bested by NASTY NES in a 2 minute Challenge Title fight.
MATH was devastated by GOBERT HINNY in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
SURPRISE was viciously subdued by HIGH VOLTAGE in a popular 5 minute Challenge match.
BULLDOG devastated THRESHPACK in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
4-H defeated VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a crowd pleasing 3 minute master's match.
RED ALERT won victory over SMOKEY BEAR in a 2 minute mismatched fight.
MOLDAR NAY executed PRESENTATION in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
LADIRO MAELS defeated WILL ROBINSON in a 2 minute gruesome melee.
UNDER THE GUN vanquished SHOBART TEEGUE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
STUD defeated SMAUG in a 5 minute duel.
THOR won victory over ELENA FARESTA in a popular 5 minute fight.
TACO BELL overpowered EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a popular 1 minute one-sided melee.
BELEG BLOODAXE subdued EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 2 minute amateur's match.
BEREN ONEHAND handily defeated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 3 minute one-sided contest.
VERRA demolished EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 2 minute one-sided brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       4         TOTAL PARRY       10 -   3 -  0      77  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         SLASHING ATTACK   13 -   6 -  0      68  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         STRIKING ATTACK   24 -  12 -  1      67  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         BASHING ATTACK    20 -  10 -  2      67  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   4 -  0      64  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     11 -   8 -  0      58  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         AIMED BLOW         6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK    13 -  16 -  1      45  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        9 -  17 -  0      35  |

Turn 291 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       2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  3         3  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0                                       2  BASHING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
AIMED BLOW         3 -  1                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    NASTY NES 142              17  10  1  127 PUBLIC ENEMY (24)
TOTAL PARRY      4-H 3670                   24   1  0  111 LIFE IMPACTS (395)
STRIKING ATTACK  BULLDOG 3727               13   3  0  100 LIFE IMPACTS (395)
BASHING ATTACK   MATH 3735                   9   4  0   70 LIFE IMPACTS (395)
PARRY-LUNGE      THRESHPACK 138             16  11  0   67 PUBLIC ENEMY (24)
SLASHING ATTACK  RED ALERT 139              17  10  0   65 PUBLIC ENEMY (24)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    SMOKEY BEAR 3752            6   3  0   46 DANGER DANGER (404)
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 HIGH VOLTAGE 3748.  The ten other most popular fighters were ELENA FARESTA 
3753, RED ALERT 139, SMAUG 1702, STUD 2197, PURPLE ACE 3728, MOLDAR NAY 3731, LADIRO 
MAELS 3712, TACO BELL 3751, BELEG BLOODAXE 2932, and VERRA 1937.

The least popular fighter this week was SHOBART TEEGUE 3737.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were WILL ROBINSON 3749, PRESENTATION 731, SMOKEY BEAR 3752, 
THRESHPACK 138, MATH 3735, THOR 1704, 4-H 3670, SURPRISE 3757, GOBERT HINNY 3552, and 
BEREN ONEHAND 2931.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

GOBERT HINNY (50-3552) MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)

               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.  

                          THE BUNNY GOD (2-5631) of 042909A               
                   BULLETPROOF MONK (11-4999) of LUROCIANS EXTREME 
                       COCO NUTS (60-8163) of FRUIT OF THE LOOM        
                          EAR (82-39911) of UNFORTUNATE HAIR               
                           NUTHYN (82-32147) of GAMMA HORDE                 
                          PORSCHE (82-41317) of COMPENSATING               

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes