DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/06/2013    Duedate: 08/02/2013

SNOWBOUND ARENA

DM-50    TURN-317

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

C IS FOR COOKIE
OPEN SESAME (199)
(50-3636) [7-5-1,108]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

C IS FOR COOKIE                MISSING TEETH
OPEN SESAME (199)              BASH BROS HOCKEY (405)
(50-3636) [7-5-1,108]          (50-3767) [6-2-0,80]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GARUTH HOLM                    ZURISDAY
MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)             PUBLIC ENEMY (24)
(50-3769) [9-10-0,55]          (50-3779) [9-7-0,61]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

LIFE IMPACTS (395)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. OPEN SESAME (199)           70
2. PUBLIC ENEMY (24)           20      LIFE IMPACTS (395)
3. BASH BROS HOCKEY (405)      13      Unchartered Team
4. WORLD BLADES 12 (409)        1
5. THE MYRMIDONS (211)          0      BASH BROS HOCKEY (405)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 LIFE IMPACTS (395)       322 125  6 72.0   1/ 1 LIFE IMPACTS (395)       10  5 0
 2/ 2*BASH BROS HOCKEY (405)    15   9  0 62.5   2/ 2*BASH BROS HOCKEY (405)    6  3 0
 3/ 3 OPEN SESAME (199)        382 237 25 61.7   3/ 4 PUBLIC ENEMY (24)         6  6 0
 4/ 4 PUBLIC ENEMY (24)        136 115  4 54.2   4/ 6 OPEN SESAME (199)         5  4 1
 5- 5 THE MYRMIDONS (211)       57  61  4 48.3   5/ 5 MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)        4 10 0
 6/ 6 MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)       291 432  8 40.2   6- 7*SHEWISH BREAKFAST (410)   2  3 0
 7- 7*SHEWISH BREAKFAST (410)    2   3  0 40.0   7- 3 THE MYRMIDONS (211)       1  4 0
 8- 8*GRAVE DANCERS (411)        2   5  0 28.6   8- 8*GRAVE DANCERS (411)       1  4 0
 9/ 0*WORLD BLADES 12 (409)      1   3  0 25.0   9/ 0*WORLD BLADES 12 (409)     0  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 362): ALAMO of SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 360): CAPEX of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 358): KATANA of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 313): DUCK A L'ORANGE of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 335): ROSELYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 328): FRASIER of CHEERS (Otis, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 316): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 310): PETULANT PANSY of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 295): WORZEEL of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 288): CHAGUA KORBIN of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 264): SEAM of ARENAS III (Khradmon, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 264): HAMMY HAMSTER of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 265): KITTY of WAY BACK WHEN (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 80): OUT FOR A DUCK of BAD SIGNS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 262): WHACKING WILLOW of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 362): PEASANT REBELLION (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 360): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 358): AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 313): STEEL WOLVES 2 (Lobo, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 335): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 328): CHEERS (Otis, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 316): LIFE IMAPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 310): DRAGONS GUARD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 295): STEEL WOLVES 5 (Lobo, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 288): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 264): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 264): BASH BROS CANDY (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 265): THE FLYING FISH (?, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 80): PUNY ORC PELOTON (slugbait, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 262): ROYAL FLUSH et al (Crip, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 360): CAPEX of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 358): KATANA of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 313): DUCK A L'ORANGE of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 327): BLIZZARD of FAST FOOD (Madwand, mgr.)
                               SLUGBAIT of I HATE THEM (Rillion, mgr.)
                               WRATH of OBSIDIAN ORDER (Skaven, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 316): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 309): GLOATING GARDENIA of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 295): WORZEEL of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
               (turn 294): DIAN WEI of ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 287): COCO NUTTAL of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
              (turn 286): DILLIS RHIN of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 264): HAMMY HAMSTER of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 265): FRISBEE of FOUND IN THE SAND (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
                (turn 264): MRALISSA LOON of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 79): STEAL HOME of BAD SIGNS (Crip, mgr.)
                              ROID FLOYD of PUNY ORC PELOTON (slugbait, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Formation Circa 1902, United States
     4-H in the United States is a youth organization administered by the National
Institute of Food and Agriculture of the United States Department of Agriculture
(USDA), with the mission of "engaging youth to reach their fullest potential while
advancing the field of youth development.  The name represents four personal
development areas of focus for the organization: head, heart, hands, and health.  The
organization has over 6.5 million members in the United States, from ages five to
twenty-one, in approximately 90,000 clubs.
     The goal of 4-H is to develop citizenship, leadership, responsibility and life
skills of youth through experiential learning programs and a positive youth
development approach.  Though typically thought of as an agriculturally focused
organization as a result of its history, 4-H today focuses on citizenship, healthy
living, science, engineering, and technology programs.
     Today, 4-H and related programs exist in over eighty countries around the world;
the organization and administration varies from country to country.  Each of these
programs operates independently, but cooperatively through international exchanges,
global education programs, and communications.
     The 4-H motto is "To make the best better", while its slogan is "Learn by
doing."

4-H, DM XXIV (with an assist from Wikipedia)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail SNOWBOUND!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for 
your deeds.  Now keep the taverns open late tonight, for there are sorrows to drown 
for THE MYRMIDONS, whose 0-0-0 this turn dropped them by 4 into 7th.  The PUBLIC 
ENEMY guild has had a 3-1-0 turn and deserves to be watched in the future.  You never 
know where this kind of thing can lead.  And let's see, HAIRY MONSTER fought QUALITY 
and gained 32 points and contributed to OPEN SESAME's 2-2-1.  QUALITY has lost to 
HAIRY MONSTER, falling 28 points, while helping make LIFE IMPACTS a 3-2-0 turn.  The 
attempts to dethrone the Duelmaster have failed, and 4-H remains SNOWBOUND's top 
warrior for another turn.  By the way, was that our Duelmaster that I saw last night, 
cramped under the table at The Victory Tavern?   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.  PUBLIC ENEMY has cause to stand 
tall, as they were SNOWBOUND's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a 
team to beat.  And avoiding PUBLIC ENEMY more than any other team we find OPEN 
SESAME.  SNOWBOUND, are we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  The most 
challenged warrior this turn was MIDDLE WAY 6's warrior SHOBART TEEGUE.  More 
fighters challenged him than challenged the Duelmaster!   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  SHOBART TEEGUE has departed SNOWBOUND, leaving MIDDLE WAY 6 without their 
15-22-0 warrior.  Question, just what was his team doing at the taverns last night?  
A brave warrior does not carry a red shield, he has nothing to cover or hide when the 
fight is over.  Consider well.   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  Well, I'm burning daylight here in SNOWBOUND and I've a long road ahead of 
me.  Happy Trails.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to paper-- Alarond the 
Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 C IS FOR COOKIE 3636          7   5  1   108       OPEN SESAME (199)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAIRY MONSTER 3436            6   4  0   101       OPEN SESAME (199)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE BEATLES 3635              8   4  0    86       OPEN SESAME (199)
 MISSING TEETH 3767            6   2  0    80       BASH BROS HOCKEY (405)
-BELEG BLOODAXE 2932          12   7  1    77       THE MYRMIDONS (211)
 NEFARA 3785                   8   6  1    76       PUBLIC ENEMY (24)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 QUALITY 3770                 14   5  0    75       LIFE IMPACTS (395)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BERT & ERNIE 3648             4   3  0    64       OPEN SESAME (199)
 ZURISDAY 3779                 9   7  0    61       PUBLIC ENEMY (24)
-REMARKABLE WORD 3669          4   0  0    57       OPEN SESAME (199)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GARUTH HOLM 3769              9  10  0    55       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
 CIRCLE K 3768                13   7  0    53       LIFE IMPACTS (395)
-ROLAN 3762                    9   4  1    53       THE MYRMIDONS (211)
-SMAUG 1702                   12  14  1    51       THE MYRMIDONS (211)
-VERRA 1937                   10  11  1    48       THE MYRMIDONS (211)
 SAXAPHONE 3778                8   9  1    47       LIFE IMPACTS (395)
 HEART OF GLASS 3777           9  10  0    45       PUBLIC ENEMY (24)
 JENNA KUUL 3761               8  16  0    44       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
-THOR 1704                     9  12  0    42       THE MYRMIDONS (211)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLIND REF 3765                5   3  0    32       BASH BROS HOCKEY (405)
 SPECTRA 3800                  4   6  0    29       PUBLIC ENEMY (24)
 OWN GOAL 3763                 4   4  0    27       BASH BROS HOCKEY (405)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-NECROSHADE 3810               2   1  0    23       GRAVE DANCERS (411)
 CANTEX 3813                   4   1  0    22       LIFE IMPACTS (395)
 INNUIT 3795                   1   2  0    19       WORLD BLADES 12 (409)
 NEWLIN OHM 3801               3   6  0    15       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
-BLOODY MARY 3803              1   0  0    10       SHEWISH BREAKFAST (410)
-MONKEY BREAD 3804             1   0  0    10       SHEWISH BREAKFAST (410)
 OLIVER QUEEN 3825             0   2  0     3       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
-NECROFLAME 3808               0   1  0     1       GRAVE DANCERS (411)
-NECROSTORM 3809               0   1  0     1       GRAVE DANCERS (411)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
SHOBART TEEGUE 3737    15 23 0 MIDDLE WAY 6 368     C IS FOR COOKIE 3636  317   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

4-H is a 13(+2)-18(+2)-12-7(+2)-21(+1)-10-11(+1)  mode TP with 24 Duelmaster Titles.
He had only an adex parry going into his "graduation" fight.  (pre-fave notice) --
The Life Impacts Publicist

Missing Teeth -- Anytime I step on the ice with another person I am with my superior.
-- Circle K

"4-H -- You again.  Graduate already! -- Shobart Teegue"  Okay, Shobart; I will.
(finally!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) -- 4-H
P.S.  But I had to have one more win, first; right?

Oh, boy!  Shewish Breakfast done be here.  Lessuns eat! -- Smitty

A big "welcome back" to the Open Sesame team.  Smitty needs to learn his A B Cs. --
The life Impacts clan

Bert & Ernie -- No fair!  Two on one! -- Circle K

Garuth Holm -- I may like to wail, but you make me wail to the excess.  You meanie.
-- Saxophone

C Is For Cookie -- Or it could be for cry? -- Quality

Own Goal -- I am sooooooo glad you are here. (chuckle) -- Cantex

Tourney time!  Yahoooooo!  Wonderin' how many Snowbounders?  Nary none o mine.  Nope.
-- Smitty

4-H -- Sure you heard me was coming back, and had to run away before you could face
me again.  Besides, you should know there's no H in Oatmeal Cookies.  But they yummy.
-- C is for Cookie

Quality -- Chocolate Chip is a quality cookie! -- C is for Cookie

Heart of Glass --  Glass?????  More like Concrete. -- Hairy Monster

Blind Ref -- You forgot to give us 2 minutes for looking so good. -- The Beatles

Circle K -- We circle K for King, and K for Kangaroo, and K for Koala.  But K is not
for dueling. -- Bert & Ernie

Life Impacts Publicist -- Thank you for the update. -- Liam

Jorja -- Yeah, when the setting sun hits the surface of the River of Fires, it's like
gazing at liquid opals.  My blood servant, Chloe, will spend hours watching the
river.  Our guildhouse is by the Whitewater River, so I do a lot of fishing, and
Chloe cooks and eats them.  Now my thing to do is take long walks with the Sage under
the company of the Red Forest.  I don't know how you can stand to be away from the
city of lights. -- Liam

Well, I'm full of sadness as I must miss a few turns.  Hopefully I'll be back in
Sept. -- Liam ;(

Liam -- No, sorry.  Low-carb diet.  Not a thrill, but better than weighing so much I
need a motorized wheelchair!  I've seen people go that route and don't want to come
anywhere near it myself.  So the pudding is out, as a preventive measure.  I will
admit to liking Black Forest ham.  And (sigh) Black Forest Chocolate Cake.... --
Jorja, fighting the endless battle between the taste buds and the scales
P.S.  Getting older and slowing down is no joke.

Own Goal -- No. -- Newling Ohm

Our congratulations, and hearty cheers, to 4-H. -- Jorja and those who walk the
Middle Way

4-H -- Worth it to see you off to the Isle. -- Shobart Teegue

Saxaphone -- You probably need a new reed. -- Garuth Holm

Zurisday -- Definitely an enemy. -- Jenna Kuul

Spectra -- What?  How can a rainbow be a public enemy? -- Newlin Ohm

I've got a phobia against thieves, okay? -- Oliver Queen

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

C IS FOR COOKIE butchered SHOBART TEEGUE in a 1 minute Challenge Title fight.
BERT & ERNIE was savagely defeated by MISSING TEETH in a 3 minute Challenge melee.
CIRCLE K unbelievably bested HEART OF GLASS in a unpopular 18 minute Challenge brawl.
4-H luckily beat THE BEATLES in a crowd pleasing 9 minute gruesome master's match.
QUALITY was overpowered by HAIRY MONSTER in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
GARUTH HOLM was handily defeated by NEFARA in a 2 minute gruesome uneven fight.
JENNA KUUL won victory over BLIND REF in a 1 minute duel.
SAXAPHONE was viciously subdued by ZURISDAY in a action packed 6 minute fight.
OWN GOAL overpowered NEWLIN OHM in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
INNUIT was handily defeated by SPECTRA in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
OLIVER QUEEN was luckily beaten by CANTEX in a 5 minute amateur's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       5         TOTAL PARRY       25 -  12 -  0      68  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   3 -  1      63  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         AIMED BLOW        25 -  20 -  0      56  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   7 -  1      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         STRIKING ATTACK   17 -  18 -  0      49  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         BASHING ATTACK    13 -  14 -  2      48  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    14 -  18 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         WALL OF STEEL      9 -  13 -  1      41  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 317 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-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         2 -  3         4  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  3         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   C IS FOR COOKIE 3636        7   5  1  108 OPEN SESAME (199)
STRIKING ATTACK  HAIRY MONSTER 3436          6   4  0  101 OPEN SESAME (199)
WALL OF STEEL    THE BEATLES 3635            8   4  0   86 OPEN SESAME (199)
AIMED BLOW       MISSING TEETH 3767          6   2  0   80 BASH BROS HOCKEY (405)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    NEFARA 3785                 8   6  1   76 PUBLIC ENEMY (24)
TOTAL PARRY      CIRCLE K 3768              13   7  0   53 LIFE IMPACTS (395)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is GARUTH HOLM 3769.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was ZURISDAY 3779.  The ten other most popular fighters were THE BEATLES 3635, 
BERT & ERNIE 3648, MISSING TEETH 3767, HAIRY MONSTER 3436, OLIVER QUEEN 3825, NEFARA 
3785, SPECTRA 3800, C IS FOR COOKIE 3636, QUALITY 3770, and JENNA KUUL 3761.

The least popular fighter this week was CIRCLE K 3768.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were HEART OF GLASS 3777, CANTEX 3813, INNUIT 3795, NEWLIN OHM 3801, SHOBART 
TEEGUE 3737, SAXAPHONE 3778, BLIND REF 3765, GARUTH HOLM 3769, OWN GOAL 3763, and 
JENNA KUUL 3761.

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

4-H (50-3670) LIFE IMPACTS (395)

                             * * * * *   MEMO  * * * * *

From:       The Office of Accurate Census Reporting, Gladiatorial Commission
To:         All Managers

In the interest of preserving our natural resources and preventing managerial writer's 
cramp, census forms will be provided for warriors by request only, effective 
immediately.  Managers may register their warriors' races and/or favorite sayings by 
simply writing them on a separate piece of paper and submitting them to the Commission.  
For any questions, please contact the Gladiatorial Commission. 

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