DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/07/2012    Duedate: 08/03/2012

SNOWBOUND ARENA

DM-50    TURN-304

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

4-H
LIFE IMPACTS (395)
(50-3670) [36-2-0,157]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

4-H                            MAN BEAR PIG
LIFE IMPACTS (395)             SCISSOR ME TIMBER (407)
(50-3670) [36-2-0,157]         (50-3781) [1-0-1,16]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LADIRO MAELS                   GARUTH HOLM
MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)             MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
(50-3712) [11-21-0,107]        (50-3769) [3-3-0,31]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE MYRMIDONS (211)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SCISSOR ME TIMBER (407)     60
2. MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)          24      LIFE IMPACTS (395)
3. PUBLIC ENEMY (24)           22      Unchartered Team
4. LIFE IMPACTS (395)          11
5. THE MYRMIDONS (211)          4      SCISSOR ME TIMBER (407)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*SCISSOR ME TIMBER (407)    4   1  3 80.0   1/ 1 THE MYRMIDONS (211)      11  4 0
 2/ 1 LIFE IMPACTS (395)       276 107  3 72.1   2/ 2 LIFE IMPACTS (395)        9  6 0
 3/ 2 PUBLIC ENEMY (24)        107  88  3 54.9   3/ 3 PUBLIC ENEMY (24)         8  7 0
 4/ 3 THE MYRMIDONS (211)       50  53  4 48.5   4/ 4 MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)        6  9 0
 5/ 4 MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)       272 388  8 41.2   5/ 0*SCISSOR ME TIMBER (407)   4  1 3

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

     Okay, time for my semi annual which is more like my annual newsletter speech.
To be honest, I think I have submitted no more than 3 turn sheets since last
September.  I guess I find very little desire to make challenges or avoids.  With the
limited number of warriors in each class it seems pointless.  So I doubt if I spent
every turn micro managing on my stable things would turn out any different.  Red
Alert and Threshpack are finally off to ADM.  That just leaves 2 more original
warriors in arena 52 before I am just dealing with the new bloods.  Red Alert and
Threshpack were part of my first team along with my waste Nasty Nes.  There was a
throw away dixie cup striker and a DA to round things out.  Came here on turn 3 with
a little knowledge on what to do with the numbers but not really understanding the
exact why.  They did good over all, though.  Back when I started at turn 3 I do
remember going 3-2-0-1 and had a .600ish win/loss when the arena was about 30-40
active teams.  Now for the good stuff.

     Red Alert 11-13(1)-5-13-15-17-11 normal damage good endurance.  Master Riposte
Ad Expert Initative Attack Expert Decisiveness.  24/28/21/9/10/18.  VH/VL scimitar
learns riposte.  Terrible learn rate since I came back.  Mostly due to having way too
much FE compared to everyone else.  Probably cursed in learning and a 13 wit is
nothing to write home about.  I would either learn 1 skill or none.  Got the expert
in decisiveness and the ad expert in attack within the last 4-5 fights.  I really
started to hate this guy.  Not going to strike first so maintaining the Initative
isn't going to happen.  Can't Riposte because he can't dodge or parry.  So basically
he ran in scale and took hits.  Sometimes someone would get a bit tired and then the
riposte would kick in and it would be his turn.  That didn't happen alot.  He could
have had a way worse win/loss record.  24-15 looks better than he deserves.  I made
him a slasher because I remember the rulebook saying slashers style of attack was
slower due to the extra movement so I thought a 17 speed would be great.  Didn't do a
striker because I had a dixie cup throw away striker on the same sheet.

     Threshpack 14(1)-8(1)-10-15-17-9-13 trained to good damage, normal endurance,
trained to cannot take alot of punishment.  Ad Experts Iniatiave, Attack, Parry.
Expert Defense.  Was stuck on expert attack for over 10 turns and got my expert in
defense within the last 10 turns too.  Learned worse than Red Alert.  Got 1 shotted
all the time by Life Impact strikers.  22/11/20/24/18/12. L/L Epee learns parry.  I
remember running him like a lunger 10-10-6 for like the first 10 turns and he did
real well.  Doesn't do too well when actually playing like a parry lunger.  Looks
like a waste but I had a better waste in Nasty Nes so he turned into a PL.  It sucked
so much being 1 shotted by Life Impact strikers I actually trained con.  Didn't
really make a difference though.

     So this makes #6 to ADM.  1 slasher 2 pl 1 waste 1 lunger 1 striker.  Things I
have learned over the last year since my return in my 3 arenas.  I like running parry
whatever even though they barely make it to .500 in basic.  Parry whatevers should
have a con of at least 10 and I still don't add points to con at roll up.  11 wits
suck and 13/15 is just slightly better.  I don't like reading my lunger slasher
basher striker fights, just don't seem very exciting.  It's embarassing to explain to
someone what I am doing with all these stacks of paper on the table filling out
strategy sheets.  It's a game, not homework.  I'm too old to be doing homework.  No,
it isn't part of my job either.  You read the fights and make decisions to make the
next fight better.  No, I can't email this I have to regular mail it that is why I am
writing.  I just turned 41 and I can't describe this any better than when I was 15.
So much for with age comes wisdom.

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 350): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 347): TAXES of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 345): XANDAR of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 300): ASQUITH of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 322): CELESTIAL ROSE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 317): ULTIMA REGUM of IN QUETERNUM (Vae Victis, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 302): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 297): SAVAGE SNOWBALL of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 282): TONG PAK FU of ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 275): APPLESEED of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 251): AFTERSHOCK of SLAMMA JAMMA (Marma Duke?, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 251): FILING FEE of BASH BROS LAWYER (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 252): BOOB of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 67): YODA of OLLIS HEROES (Omega, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 249): MAD CAT of INSP GADGETS MINIONS (The Mun, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 650): YOU PAY I SLAY (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 347): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 345): NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 300): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 321): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 317): VEGAN CANNIBALS (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 302): LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 297): FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 282): ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 245): IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 251): ARENAS III (?, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 251): BASH BROS CABLE (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 252): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 67): THE MYRMIDONS (Sigurd Fafnisbane, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 249): SPARF! et al (Crip, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 300): ASQUITH of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 322): CELESTIAL ROSE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
                   (turn 321): JOSIE WALES of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 317): ARTICHOKE ON THIS of VEGAN CANNIBALS (The Anarchist)
                               SPAWN of FANTASTIC FIVE (?, mgr.)
                   (turn 316): ENDEMIC of BLACK LIGHTING (Dark Angel, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 303): THRESHPACK of PUBLIC ENEMY (Pec Killer, mgr.)
                  (turn 302): RED ALERT of PUBLIC ENEMY (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 297): SAVAGE SNOWBALL of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 250): RAPUNZEL of DARQUE FORCES V (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 251): RED HOT CHILE PAPA of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
                            MONGOL HORDE of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
                            CROSS CZECH of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
                            YANKEE DOODLE of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
                            APPLE DANISH of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 66): CRACKER JACKS of OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     That makes ten!  Let's do something different.  Let's try to think back to the
summer of appx 1962 and list some (I will never remember all) of the 17 projects /
categories Smitty exhibited in the Perry County 4-H Fair.
     Forestry (won a summer Forestry Camp trip) went on to State
     Gardening
     Sewing (modeled, on stage the apron with other exhibitors, he made)
     Safety (Home)
     Animal Husbandry
     Citizenship
     Entomology (50 insects in a box on pins)
     Electricity
     Health
     Environment
     Photography
     Wildlife
     ........... memory begins to fail
Ahhhhh, the good old days.  Back to the grind.  Here I am.  Come and get me.
                    4-H DMX

                                      SPY REPORT

     Oh, hi.  Its just little 'ol Debby Tonte.  Thought I'd check out SNOWBOUND to 
see what's new.  I talked to SCISSOR ME TIMBER's manager before the fights.  He said, 
"We're gonna do good."  And look at this:  4-1-3!  Psychic, or what!  MVP award for 
MAN BEAR PIG?  SCISSOR ME TIMBER's proud of him after beating EMBEZZLING SCRIBE and 
getting 16 points.  Talk about yer major upsets!  VERRA's match with SYNERGY cost her 
a loss of 7 points!  The Duelmaster isn't going to stop just cause he's Number One!  
LADIRO MAELS knows this.  He was challenged by the Duelmaster.  This Duelmaster is 
like something else!  4-H stopped LADIRO MAELS dead in his tracks!  Who was the 
wiseguy that said SNOWBOUND's Duelmaster was paying for drinks at The Victory Tavern? 
Don't look at me!   
     Look, you guys stick to fighting, all right?  PUBLIC ENEMY was SNOWBOUND's most 
avoided team.  Is there some award for that?  Is there some deep dark secret why LIFE 
IMPACTS' been avoiding PUBLIC ENEMY so much?  Or is it just that they're too scared?  
Like, is LADIRO MAELS popular, or what?  He was challenged the most in all of 
SNOWBOUND!  He's got a 11-21-0, is that good?   
     Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other!  Don't you guys ever give 
it a break?  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.  Remember you guys, ease up sometimes!  Chill out!  Later, Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 4-H 3670                     36   2  0   157       LIFE IMPACTS (395)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LADIRO MAELS 3712            11  21  0   107       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
 MATH 3735                    14  12  0    96       LIFE IMPACTS (395)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOLDAR NAY 3731              16  12  1    86       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BELEG BLOODAXE 2932          10   6  1    64       THE MYRMIDONS (211)
 THOR 1704                     8  10  0    64       THE MYRMIDONS (211)
 SMAUG 1702                   11  12  1    63       THE MYRMIDONS (211)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROLAN 3762                    8   2  1    54       THE MYRMIDONS (211)
 SHOBART TEEGUE 3737          13  12  0    51       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
 SYNERGY 3760                  7   5  1    48       PUBLIC ENEMY (24)
 VERRA 1937                    8  10  1    37       THE MYRMIDONS (211)
 QUALITY 3770                  5   1  0    36       LIFE IMPACTS (395)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GARUTH HOLM 3769              3   3  0    31       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
 CIRCLE K 3768                 4   3  0    29       LIFE IMPACTS (395)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JENNA KUUL 3761               2   9  0    21       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
 HEART OF GLASS 3777           3   3  0    16       PUBLIC ENEMY (24)
 MAN BEAR PIG 3781             1   0  1    16       SCISSOR ME TIMBER (407)
 SAXAPHONE 3778                3   1  0    15       LIFE IMPACTS (395)
 SWAMP DONKEY 3784             1   0  0    15       SCISSOR ME TIMBER (407)
 SPACE MONKEY 3782             1   0  1    14       SCISSOR ME TIMBER (407)
 THUNDER CHICKEN 3783          1   0  1    14       SCISSOR ME TIMBER (407)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZURISDAY 3779                 1   2  0     5       PUBLIC ENEMY (24)
 NEFARA 3785                   1   0  0     5       PUBLIC ENEMY (24)
 ROWDY ROOSTER 3780            0   1  0     1       SCISSOR ME TIMBER (407)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
EMBEZZLING SCRIB        0  0 0                      MAN BEAR PIG 3781     304  NONE
KARNHORN DESERTE        0  0 0                      THUNDER CHICKEN 3783  304  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

All -- If you haven't joined the Turf Wars in DM47, you should.  If you are alone and
do not have a team and want in, but are unsure of what to do--send an e mail to
wfms101@aol.com (make sure I will not send it to spam--like title it from xxx in
DM50) and I will get Oz--a moderator--to help you get in. -- Smitty (interpreted by
his Publicist)

Gratters 'n kudos ta Threshpack.  Glad ta see ya go, Champ! -- Smitty

Roland -- That fight belonged to you.  You were my better.  Salute. -- Cirkle K

Jenna Kuul -- FYI, back in the day--Smitty's college days--yes, despite his language
today, he did finish college BSIE, MBA--Circle K was the college Kiwanis.  But I
really like the cereal connection you made. (smile) -- The Life Impacts Publicist

     Ah, and here we all thought Circle K was the common convenience store in the
     Southwest!

And, Jenna, that was a smokin' battle, but the loudest sonofagun won!  Yes! --
Saxaphone (blasting out a jazzy rendition of The Saints Go Marching In)

Smaug -- But, but, I am pure quality!  How could you do that? -- Quality

Red Alert -- I wish you had just gone away BEFORE you showed my defense
irregularities and alerted the whole arena to it.  Ah, what the heck, good luck to
you in the Big Time. -- Math (doing some quadratic equations in his head.)

Ladeiro -- It was fun.  Let's do it again some time. -- 4-H

Health.  Humility.  Honor.  (And jest a wee bit 'o Jack Daniels.  Yup.) -- Smitty

All, I am sorry.  I lied.  Uninintentionally.  That was my 12th DM Title.  Not 10th
as I indicated in my DM Column.  I am such a dummy! -- 4-H

Our congratulations to Threshpack. -- Jorja and the Middle Way

Circle K -- You wouldn't take my bottle returns, you can do without my skills. --
Jenna Kuul

Saxphone -- I thought it was, "When the going gets tough, the tough leave." -- Garuth
Holm

4-H -- There's no respite.  Now it's drougth, big cracks in the lawn, trees wilting.
You haven't seen a wilted tree until you see a forty-foot oak drooping. -- Ladiro
Maels

Thor -- Then why sail out of a Greek port? -- Moldar Nay, willfully obtuse

Beleg Bloodaxe -- What? -- Shobart Teegue, waking up confused to find it's fight day
again

4-H -- We have to stop meeting like this.  Next time, *I* should win. -- Ladiro Maels

Saxaphone -- I can't dance to that. -- Jenna Kuul

Threshpack -- Ouch. -- Moldar Nay
P.S.  But thanks for the skills.

Verra -- The handicapper must have it out for you.  Or else he was misled by my
ridculously low ranking. -- Shobart Teegue

Zurisday -- What? -- Garuth Holm

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

4-H bested LADIRO MAELS in a action packed 2 minute master's Challenge Title fight.
MATH was subdued by THRESHPACK in a 1 minute veteran's Challenge melee.
SYNERGY defeated VERRA in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge duel.
SAXAPHONE was viciously subdued by GARUTH HOLM in a popular 6 minute Challenge fight.
ZURISDAY was devastated by JENNA KUUL in a 1 minute uneven Challenge brawl.
MOLDAR NAY savagely defeated BELEG BLOODAXE in a exciting 1 minute bloody struggle.
SMAUG overcame SHOBART TEEGUE in a 1 minute expert's fight.
THOR viciously subdued AMBITIOUS GUARD in a action packed 3 minute gruesome duel.
ROLAN savagely defeated CIRCLE K in a 2 minute gruesome duel.
QUALITY overpowered HEART OF GLASS in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
ROWDY ROOSTER was overcome by NEFARA in a exciting 4 minute brutal novice's bout.
MAN BEAR PIG viciously butchered EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute amateur's conflict.
SPACE MONKEY murdered KARNHORN DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
THUNDER CHICKEN easily killed KARNHORN DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
SWAMP DONKEY won victory over EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 4 minute amateur's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         TOTAL PARRY       18 -  10 -  0      64  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         STRIKING ATTACK   28 -  17 -  2      62  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         AIMED BLOW        16 -  10 -  1      62  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         PARRY-LUNGE       15 -  10 -  1      60  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -   7 -  0      53  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   8 -  2      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK    13 -  16 -  1      45  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    11 -  20 -  0      35  |

Turn 304 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        2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         1 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  2         2  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         2  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0                                       2  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  2                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  2                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      4-H 3670                   36   2  0  157 LIFE IMPACTS (395)
BASHING ATTACK   MATH 3735                  14  12  0   96 LIFE IMPACTS (395)
AIMED BLOW       BELEG BLOODAXE 2932        10   6  1   64 THE MYRMIDONS (211)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  ROLAN 3762                  8   2  1   54 THE MYRMIDONS (211)
LUNGING ATTACK   SHOBART TEEGUE 3737        13  12  0   51 MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is LADIRO MAELS 3712.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was GARUTH HOLM 3769.  The ten other most popular fighters were LADIRO MAELS 
3712, THOR 1704, ROWDY ROOSTER 3780, MOLDAR NAY 3731, ROLAN 3762, SYNERGY 3760, 4-H 
3670, JENNA KUUL 3761, SMAUG 1702, and QUALITY 3770.

The least popular fighter this week was SWAMP DONKEY 3784.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were HEART OF GLASS 3777, ZURISDAY 3779, SAXAPHONE 3778, THUNDER 
CHICKEN 3783, CIRCLE K 3768, SHOBART TEEGUE 3737, BELEG BLOODAXE 2932, VERRA 1937, 
MATH 3735, and SPACE MONKEY 3782.

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

THRESHPACK (50-138) PUBLIC ENEMY (24)