DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/29/2011    Duedate: 11/25/2011

SNOWBOUND ARENA

DM-50    TURN-295

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

4-H
LIFE IMPACTS (395)
(50-3670) [28-1-0,136]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

4-H                            POSITION IS EMPTY
LIFE IMPACTS (395)             
(50-3670) [28-1-0,136]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

RED ALERT                      SYNERGY
PUBLIC ENEMY (24)              PUBLIC ENEMY (24)
(50-139) [19-12-0,79]          (50-3760) [2-1-1,33]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

LIFE IMPACTS (395)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. LIFE IMPACTS (395)          38
2. DANGER DANGER (404)         25      LIFE IMPACTS (395)
3. PUBLIC ENEMY (24)           23      Unchartered Team
4. THE MYRMIDONS (211)         19
5. MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)         -28      DARQUE FORCES (326)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 LIFE IMPACTS (395)       247  91  2 73.1   1/ 1 LIFE IMPACTS (395)       12  3 0
 2/ 2 DANGER DANGER (404)       42  23  1 64.6   2/ 3 DANGER DANGER (404)      10  5 0
 3/ 3 PUBLIC ENEMY (24)         84  69  3 54.9   3/ 5 THE MYRMIDONS (211)       7  8 0
 4/ 4 MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)       251 365  8 40.7   4/ 4 PUBLIC ENEMY (24)         6  9 1
 5/ 5 THE MYRMIDONS (211)       23  35  1 39.7   5/ 2 MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)        5  9 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

     Nasty Nes was "born" 22 years ago sometime mid 1989 on turn 3.  He was one of my
original 5 warriors on my first roll up sheet along with Red Alert and Threshpack.
With minimal coaching and advice I got from my friend who happened to start playing
on turn 1 this is what he looked like.  11(13)-14(15)-12-13-21-4(5)-9(11).  Looking
back I really can't complain about the starting numbers.  Since my return from a 20
year retirement he has fought for 9 turns and 2 tournaments for a total of 17 fights
but a poor showing of only 12 skills and 2 stat trains.  The poor showing on him and
the rest of my old timers is probably due to the FE advantage my guys have.  Hard to
learn from less experienced fighters, it seems.  Besides, old folks always think they
know everything.  You would assume my stable would dominate the arena, but that has
been far from the case.  Everyone is learning at a terrible rate but they still have
2-4 experts to masters ratings.  Just in the WRONG areas for all of them.  So here I
am with AARP warriors not learning well and getting their ass kicked on a regular
basis.  Honestly, they should have been DAed but I felt I had to graduate them just
out of principle.  I cleaned house a couple of turns ago but I couldn't do it for
these three.

19(+1)/7/25/16/9/10, 52 skills 36FE, great endurance, tremendous hp, good damage.
Morning Star fav with mod/low attack favorite.  I ended up spending all of my time
fighting Life Impacts and could never put away 4-H even being short 1 attack from
master.  Surprisingly was able to beat the rest of his team with my tremendous hp vs
actual parry abilities.  Thanks for getting him graduated!

Pec Killer

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 641): CONFIDENCE of CONSANGUINEOUS (Manniquin, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 338): TAXES of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 336): TERROR TWIN of ALL NIGHT LONG (?, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 291): THE FALLEN ONE of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 313): ANDROMEDA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 308): RACECAR of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 294): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 288): RENDOR QUIL of MIDDLE WAY 8 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 273): ALBERT of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 266): FAIRYFIRE of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 242): GEROGE IGONO of THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 242): ROMOR SAITH of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 243): PANAMA OATS of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 58): ACCORDION of OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 240): WHACKING WILLOW of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 641): MIDDLE WAY 11 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 337): ISIS PTAH (Aesir Vanir, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 336): MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 291): DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 313): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 308): VEGAN CANNIBALS (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 294): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 288): WAH CHING (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 273): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 266): IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 242): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 242): MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 243): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 58): BLACK LIGHTNING II (Dark Angel, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 240): FELINES et al (Consortium, mgrs.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 291): QUITA ROSALA of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 312): YUMALESCA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 308): CHABAT of PAWN OF PROPHECY (Gentleben, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 294): NASTY NES of PUBLIC ENEMY (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 273): ALBERT of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 265): I'M POWERLESS of BASHAHOLICS ANON (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 242): STINKY PETE of DREW'S BOYS II (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 58): ACCORDION of OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Won't say much, even though this is three titles in a row for me.  Am off to
camp.  No, not Camp Pahoka, which is for Scouts.  4-H Camp, silly.  Catch me later;
probably right here.
     4-H DMIII

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, SNOWBOUND?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Now let's all watch DANGER DANGER's 
heads swell from their 4-1-0 this turn.  Haa ha ha ha!  Big shots, big talk, big 
deal.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed to see CAMP PAHOKA win a fight and 
gain 15 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, SMOKEY BEAR beat LADIRO MAELS and LADIRO MAELS 
lost 10 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  Going for broke or broken, our Duelmaster 
NASTY NES challenged this turn.  And if variety is the spice of life, SNOWBOUND may 
be getting bland, as 4-H stays top dog in the city.  I'm not in a very good mood 
today, but why am I telling you this?  You want to know what's new, don't you, 
SNOWBOUND?   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.  SNOWBOUND, I am losing what little hope I had in you.  
PUBLIC ENEMY the most avoided team?  What insult will suffice, I cannot say.  And it 
looks like LIFE IMPACTS avoided them the most this turn.  What a pack of would be 
losers, if you ask me.  Hmph.  Ooh, I'm frightfully impressed, THRESHPACK was this 
turn's most challenged warrior.  Watch that ego swell, sports fans.   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  We're all going to die in the end, so why worry if 
the fate catches up with you sooner that later?   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Just wait 'till next time I show up 
here, I won't be so nice!  So nyaaah!  Glad to see the back of this place-- Snide 
Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 4-H 3670                     28   1  0   136       LIFE IMPACTS (395)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PURPLE ACE 3728              16   4  0   122       LIFE IMPACTS (395)
 THRESHPACK 138               19  12  0   105       PUBLIC ENEMY (24)
 BULLDOG 3727                 15   5  0   100       LIFE IMPACTS (395)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MATH 3735                    11   6  0    86       LIFE IMPACTS (395)
 RED ALERT 139                19  12  0    79       PUBLIC ENEMY (24)
 UNDER THE GUN 3750           10   3  0    69       DANGER DANGER (404)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SMOKEY BEAR 3752              9   4  0    65       DANGER DANGER (404)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LADIRO MAELS 3712             8  15  0    56       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
 MOLDAR NAY 3731               9  10  1    49       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WILL ROBINSON 3749            9   4  0    44       DANGER DANGER (404)
 SMAUG 1702                    6   8  0    43       THE MYRMIDONS (211)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SYNERGY 3760                  2   1  1    33       PUBLIC ENEMY (24)
 SHOBART TEEGUE 3737           8   8  0    32       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
 ELENA FARESTA 3753            5   7  0    30       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
 TACO BELL 3751                7   6  1    28       DANGER DANGER (404)
 HIGH VOLTAGE 3748             7   6  0    27       DANGER DANGER (404)
 CAMP PAHOKA 3758              2   2  0    26       LIFE IMPACTS (395)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BELEG BLOODAXE 2932           5   2  1    20       THE MYRMIDONS (211)
 THOR 1704                     3   6  0    19       THE MYRMIDONS (211)
 VERRA 1937                    3   6  0    15       THE MYRMIDONS (211)
 GRIEF 3759                    2   2  0    14       PUBLIC ENEMY (24)
 ROLAN 3762                    1   0  0    13       THE MYRMIDONS (211)
 JENNA KUUL 3761               0   2  0     2       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)

'-' 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  REVENGED
BEREN ONEHAND 2931      3  3 0 THE MYRMIDONS 211    SYNERGY 3760          294   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Nice point turn, Public Enemies.  And congrats on your Lord Protector. -- The Life
Impacts Team

Yu guys be good, Public Enemies.  Be ye Hatfield er McCoy? -- Smitty

Jenna Kuul -- Camp is such fun, isn't it? -- Camp Pahoka

Under The Gun -- You need a silencer. -- Math

Venomous Concubine -- No poison AND I had my way with you!  Gooooo, Aces! -- Purple
Ace

Lord Protector Nasty Ness -- I won.  Again.  Why wasn't that me what got the title?
-- 4-H (feeling discriminated against)

Threshpack -- My bite was bigger than my bark. -- Bulldog

Y'all be gud, now; ye hear? -- Smitty

     How boring! -- Arenamistress Tora

Elena Faresta -- To each their own, but I rather like the air here. -- Smaug

Grief -- It would seem I brought you your namesake.  Sorry (I think). -- Thor

Elena Faresta -- You seem to have overcome your distaste of city air for our fight.
-- Beleg Bloodaxe

Synergy -- That was just plain old nasty; Beren had almost accrued enough cast to get
a new hand grafted on.  Well, I guess it's time for me to start throwing my lads (and
lad-ettes) at you and see what happens. -- Sigurd Fafnisbane, mgr the Myrmidons

Our congratulations to Nasty Nes. -- Jorja and the Middle Way

Red Alert -- The siren startled me, okay?  And then my weapon got angry, and that

REALLY startled me.  Plus, I didn't get enough sleep the night before, a party, you
know. -- Ladiro Maels
P.S.  Good fight, I guess, good turn-around, anyway.

High Voltage -- I really got a charge out of that! -- Moldar Nay

Smaug -- You don't look like a dragon, so I figure you must be really dirty air,
instead.  Bleh. -- Shobart Teegue
P.S.  If you write personals, I can respond to your character instead of making bad
puns.

Beleg Bloodaxe -- Perhaps you could help me?  I have sometimes wondered what makes an
otherwise normal axe into a bloodaxe. -- Elena Faresta

Camp Pahoka -- Ah.  Um.  I never could see sleeping in a tent on a cot when there was
a perfectly good house and bed available. -- Jenna Kuul

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

THOR was viciously subdued by SYNERGY in a crowd pleasing 2 minute Bloodfeud fight.
4-H luckily beat NASTY NES in a popular 7 minute veteran's Challenge Title melee.
MATH was bested by THRESHPACK in a popular 1 minute Challenge contest.
RED ALERT was overpowered by BULLDOG in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
CAMP PAHOKA devastated VERRA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
PURPLE ACE devastated KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute mismatched match.
MOLDAR NAY was handily defeated by UNDER THE GUN in a 1 minute uneven fight.
LADIRO MAELS lost to SMOKEY BEAR in a 2 minute duel.
SHOBART TEEGUE was viciously subdued by SMAUG in a 2 minute gruesome fight.
WILL ROBINSON won victory over ELENA FARESTA in a 3 minute fight.
TACO BELL was overpowered by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute uneven match.
HIGH VOLTAGE savagely defeated GRIEF in a tiresome 11 minute brutal fight.
BELEG BLOODAXE unbelievably bested JENNA KUUL in a 2 minute conflict.
ROLAN devastated CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided battle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         TOTAL PARRY       12 -   2 -  0      86  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -   5 -  0      67  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         STRIKING ATTACK   25 -  14 -  1      64  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         BASHING ATTACK    19 -  15 -  1      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-LUNGE       17 -  15 -  0      53  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -  10 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         AIMED BLOW        10 -  10 -  1      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    11 -  11 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -   8 -  0      47  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   8 -  0      38  |

Turn 295 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-LUNGE        3 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  3         3  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    5 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  3         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         2  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      4-H 3670                   28   1  0  136 LIFE IMPACTS (395)
STRIKING ATTACK  PURPLE ACE 3728            16   4  0  122 LIFE IMPACTS (395)
PARRY-LUNGE      THRESHPACK 138             19  12  0  105 PUBLIC ENEMY (24)
BASHING ATTACK   MATH 3735                  11   6  0   86 LIFE IMPACTS (395)
SLASHING ATTACK  RED ALERT 139              19  12  0   79 PUBLIC ENEMY (24)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    SMOKEY BEAR 3752            9   4  0   65 DANGER DANGER (404)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is RED ALERT 139.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was SYNERGY 3760.  The ten other most popular fighters were UNDER THE GUN 3750, SMAUG 
1702, JENNA KUUL 3761, SHOBART TEEGUE 3737, WILL ROBINSON 3749, BULLDOG 3727, LADIRO 
MAELS 3712, MATH 3735, THRESHPACK 138, and CAMP PAHOKA 3758.

The least popular fighter this week was GRIEF 3759.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were HIGH VOLTAGE 3748, TACO BELL 3751, VERRA 1937, RED ALERT 139, 4-H 3670, 
THOR 1704, ROLAN 3762, BELEG BLOODAXE 2932, ELENA FARESTA 3753, and SMOKEY BEAR 3752.

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

NASTY NES (50-142) PUBLIC ENEMY (24)

                        WINTER FACE-TO-FACE IN SUNNY ARIZONA!

Our next winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 13-15, 2012.  It will be 
held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Tempe, Arizona (480-897-7444), the same hotel as 
last year by popular request.  Room rates are $134.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy, which 
includes full cooked breakfast, complimentary manager's reception, free airport 
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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!