DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/21/2013    Duedate: 01/17/2014

SNOWBOUND ARENA

DM-50    TURN-323

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

QUALITY
LIFE IMPACTS (395)
(50-3770) [19-6-0,110]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

QUALITY                        PIGEON FROM HEL
LIFE IMPACTS (395)             GRAVE DANCERS (411)
(50-3770) [19-6-0,110]         (50-3839) [3-1-0,35]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GARUTH HOLM                    NEFARA
MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)             PUBLIC ENEMY (24)
(50-3769) [11-14-0,48]         (50-3785) [11-9-1,107]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MESOPOTAMIA (389)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MESOPOTAMIA (389)           58
2. MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)          20      LIFE IMPACTS (395)
3. PUBLIC ENEMY (24)           16      Unchartered Team
4. KILL OR BE KILT (408)       15
5. LIFE IMPACTS (395)          11      KILL OR BE KILT (408)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 LIFE IMPACTS (395)       340 136  6 71.4   1/ 2 MESOPOTAMIA (389)        10  3 0
 2/ 2 OPEN SESAME (199)        398 247 26 61.7   2/ 1 LIFE IMPACTS (395)       10  5 0
 3/ 0*KILL OR BE KILT (408)      9   6  2 60.0   3/ 4*GRAVE DANCERS (411)       7  8 0
 4/ 3 MESOPOTAMIA (389)         45  31  0 59.2   4/ 3 OPEN SESAME (199)         6  5 0
 5/ 4 PUBLIC ENEMY (24)        146 129  4 53.1   5/ 5 PUBLIC ENEMY (24)         5  7 0
 6/ 5*GRAVE DANCERS (411)       13  18  0 41.9   6/ 6 MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)        5 10 0
 7/ 6 MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)       303 450  8 40.2   7/ 0*KILL OR BE KILT (408)     3  2 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 368): GLOBULIZER of WEIRD ALCHEMY (La Guillotine, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 366): FREDDY FENDER of OTTO'S MECHANICS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 364): NABUCA of WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U! (La Guillotine, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 319): GRAPHIC VIOLENCE of FEVER PITCH (Chuck, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 341): LAPUR BISQUE of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 335): DING DONG of LAND OF OZ (Oz, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 322): THE BEATLES of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 316): DARGON of DRAGONS GUARD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 300): YAHOO WAHOO of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 293): NAZARETH of CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 270): DIRTY GIRL SCOUT of CORDIALS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 270): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 271): EDMONDS of GASHOUSE GANG (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 86): CUSTODIAN of OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 268): PUNGENT STENCH of FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 367): THE BROKEN CLAN (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 366): LORD OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 364): BASH BROS OCEAN (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 318): DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 341): AVID FANS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 335): BAAL'S MINIONS (Var, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 322): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 316): FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 300): ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 293): CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 270): NEW YORK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 270): MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 271): GASHOUSE GANG (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 86): CHAPEL OF THE GHOULS (Var, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 268): HANGOVERS et al (Crip, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 368): GLOBULIZER of WEIRD ALCHEMY (La Guillotine, mgr.)
               (turn 367): XARGOTH of THE BRETHREN (Godric Magnesson, mgr.)
                           ELDARRAN of THE BRETHREN (Godric Magnesson, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 363): GROM HELLSCREAM of THE STORM REAVERS (?, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 319): GRAPHIC VIOLENCE of FEVER PITCH (Chuck, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 340): THE JANITOR of AVID FANS (Crip, mgr.)
                               A TALENT SCOUT of AVID FANS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 334): PAUL of CHEERS (Otis, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 316): DARGON of DRAGONS GUARD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
                (turn 315): CONFLICT of DRAGONS GUARD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 270): RONARDA SOLA of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
                   (turn 269): DON CORNBEEFLEON of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 270): CARPENTER of GASHOUSE GANG (Crip, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     The sages err'd not in their foretelling of a god descending upon SNOWBOUND, for 
I, Novgorodny Vir, have returned!  LIFE IMPACTS?  Who?  MESOPOTAMIA is the top team 
these days, buddies!  Say what you will about blind luck and dirty fighting, but 
PUBLIC ENEMY will tell you 146-129-4 is nothing to laugh at...  MESOPOTAMIA had cause 
to celebrate, after KINGU got 24 points by beating HAIRY MONSTER.  A certain someone 
should cut down on the drinking and practice more, after losing 13 points to KINGU.  
(Discrete enough, HAIRY MONSTER?) Can you believe it?  THE BEATLES apparently has 
better things to do as SNOWBOUND's Duelmaster than show up and fight!  Now I can't 
insult QUALITY, as it has gloriously dueled to the top.  Oh great new Duelmaster!!!  
(Stop me if I lay it on too thick) So who's the team that's been walking into taverns 
last week and ordering milk?  Sounds like a PR stunt to me.   
     A Zenmaster once told me, 'Does not the spinning wheel turn?  And do not the 
little birds cry out?'  Any ideas?  Like the noble eagle soaring amongst the 
mountaintops, so stand the warriors of MESOPOTAMIA, alone and unchallenged.  Like a 
pup with its tail between its legs, OPEN SESAME scurried away from MESOPOTAMIA.  Oh, 
the shame!  Everyone is famous for fifteen minutes, and NEFARA is it right now.  Most 
challenged warrior.  Isn't PUBLIC ENEMY proud!  CIRCLE K challenged NEFARA!  Who says 
LIFE IMPACTS are just a bunch of wimps!  CIRCLE K of LIFE IMPACTS kept its wits as it 
was bested by NEFARA.   
     The moving sword slashes, and having slashed, moves on...  Ask not for whom the 
sword slashes; it slashes for thee.   
     Do not think spyreporting in SNOWBOUND is the highlight of my life.  My fingers 
tire and I fear my incessant prattling may cause unfair judgement upon my impeccable 
character.  Can anything compare to the pleasure of writing Spyreports for SNOWBOUND? 
On that giddy note I take my leave-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 QUALITY 3770                 19   6  0   110       LIFE IMPACTS (395)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-THE BEATLES 3635             13   4  0   110       OPEN SESAME (199)
 NEFARA 3785                  11   9  1   107       PUBLIC ENEMY (24)
 KINGU 3575                   11   5  0    92       MESOPOTAMIA (389)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAIRY MONSTER 3436           10   6  0    86       OPEN SESAME (199)
 REMARKABLE WORD 3669          8   2  0    85       OPEN SESAME (199)
-C IS FOR COOKIE 3636          8   7  1    80       OPEN SESAME (199)
 BERT & ERNIE 3648             6   7  1    76       OPEN SESAME (199)
 CIRCLE K 3768                16  10  0    69       LIFE IMPACTS (395)
 TIAMAT'S DEMISE 3572         11   5  0    67       MESOPOTAMIA (389)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZURISDAY 3779                11  11  0    63       PUBLIC ENEMY (24)
 HEART OF GLASS 3777          12  13  0    59       PUBLIC ENEMY (24)
 JENNA KUUL 3761              10  20  0    57       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRANDMA MILLER 3831           5   0  0    56       LIFE IMPACTS (395)
 SAXAPHONE 3778               10  13  1    50       LIFE IMPACTS (395)
 GARUTH HOLM 3769             11  14  0    48       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
 CUNEIFORM 3583                8   7  0    48       MESOPOTAMIA (389)
 SPECTRA 3800                  6  10  0    36       PUBLIC ENEMY (24)
 PIGEON FROM HEL 3839          3   1  0    35       GRAVE DANCERS (411)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PATTY MURPHY 3790             3   0  1    29       KILL OR BE KILT (408)
 WILLIAM WALLACE 3788          3   0  0    28       KILL OR BE KILT (408)
 NEWLIN OHM 3801               6   9  0    27       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
 URSULINA TRELL 3832           4   2  0    27       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
 CANTEX 3813                   7   4  0    26       LIFE IMPACTS (395)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EAR WORM 3829                 4   1  0    23       GRAVE DANCERS (411)
 BONE PROPHET 3830             3   2  0    21       GRAVE DANCERS (411)
 NECROSHADE 3810               3   4  0    19       GRAVE DANCERS (411)
 BONESCRAPER 3837              3   1  0    13       MESOPOTAMIA (389)
 CONNOR MCLEOD 3789            2   1  0    10       KILL OR BE KILT (408)
 OLIVER QUEEN 3825             1   7  0    10       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROB ROY 3791                  1   2  1     9       KILL OR BE KILT (408)
 CRUSHING BELIAL 3840          1   0  0     7       MESOPOTAMIA (389)
 AGONY 3838                    0   4  0     4       GRAVE DANCERS (411)
 ROBERT THE BRUCE 3787         0   3  0     3       KILL OR BE KILT (408)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
MISSING TEETH 3767      6  4 0 BASH BROS HOCKEY 405 BERT & ERNIE 3648     319  NOT REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Grimmy and Decon Rain -- The Life Impacts salute you! -- The Life Impacts Publicist
(for Smitty)

Well, Liam, you and Buddy Lee had better attend the Turf Wars.  They need the best to
participate. -- A Consortium Interloper

Hadn't noticed before, but it appears Bert & Ernie gave Missing Teeth more than that.
-- He who pays attention to Crip and Assur things.

Ursulina -- Nothin' but fun, Babe.  Nuttin' but fun. -- Cantex

Bert & Ernie -- Well, I just am not going to stand around and let you bully
everybody! -- Quality

Necroshade -- Why thank you for the gift, Sonny.  It was so kind of you to think of
me and challenge and provide a very easy win.  I appreciate how you take care of your
elders. -- Grandma Miller

Kingu -- Somehow I think you missed the idea of MY challenge. -- Saxophone (wailing)

Hairy Monster -- Go clean up your act and quit beatin' up on me! -- Circle K

The Beatles are Duelmaster again?  Hip, hip.  They must have torpedos on that yellow
submarine. -- Us Life Impacters

Yup them thar Beatles be dang gud! -- Smitty

Newlin Ohm -- You see that!  I made 2 parries! -- Cuneiform

Spectra -- You scratched my helm with your elbow! -- Tiamat's Demise

Saxophone -- I didn't have enough endurance to take your teammate out, but plenty for
you. -- Kingu

Cantex -- I came from I' other Hel, y'know t' cold one. -- Pigeons from Hell
P.S.  Can I have me sink back?

Convicted Thief -- Y' smelled funny.  I was happy when y' passed out from y' own
smell.  I must say t' bones have been quiet. -- Bone Prophet

Grandma Miller -- Oh, I see.  Oliver gets hot Peach cobbler and I get poked in the
side by your walking stick.  Rubbish, I tell you!  Well, let me stop nattering. --
Necroshade

Bonescraper -- Bloody blow off, that was cheap and nasty.  I hope you're chuffed. --
Agony
P.S.  Brilliant.

Heart o' Glass -- We had a good lone craic, yes we did.  I'll take y' to get some
gammon with some cougette.  Lemonade and an ice lolly for afters. -- Pigen

Guys -- Great turn, hope that will wake up the whole elevator frozen in the basement.
I'm really sorry about that, Liam. -- Lashing Lily

Newlin -- My hip bone is still hurting--I had to go to T' chemist to get some
plasters and pain killers.  Let's get some shandies, it's a great newt. -- Bone
Prophet

Happy Christmas and a Brilliant New Year to all.  And thanks for another great year
of gaming and friendship. -- Liam the Goth

I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don't believe I deserved my friends."  (Walt
Whitman)  Now I'm going to crack on with the nosh and newt. -- Liam

The Beatles -- Plain white tees are good.  Other colors are okay, too.  The important
thing is that there should be NO WRITING on the tee.  Preferably no picture either.
-- Jorja

Grandma Miller -- Of course I do!  Two of them.  But neither is a Miller; the Millers
are way back down the family tree somewhere.  Gramma's gramma or something. -- Oliver
Queen

The Beatles -- But I didn't WANT to attack first.  That would have meant I was
setting up a scenario of violence and made me responsible for everything that
happened afterward. -- Garuth Holm

Bone Prophet -- Sorry, there were only half a dozen chocolate grasshoppers in the
assortment.  There are some caramel-dipped beetles, though. -- Newlin Ohm

We salute the mail-in tourney participants, with a special nod to tourney victor
Decon Rain. -- Jorja and those who walk the Middle Way

An oh-fer turn.  We don't feel like talking about it tonight.  Sorta sorry, other
times we can treat it lightly and all, but not today.  Or make that tonight.  It's
cold, and the pogonip impends. -- those who walk the Middle Way

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CIRCLE K was devastated by NEFARA in a 4 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
GRANDMA MILLER handily defeated PIGEON FROM HEL in a 1 minute Challenge match.
SAXAPHONE lost to HEART OF GLASS in a 5 minute master's Challenge brawl.
EAR WORM was overpowered by CUNEIFORM in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
NECROSHADE was unbelievably bested by CANTEX in a 7 minute gruesome Challenge brawl.
BONESCRAPER defeated OLIVER QUEEN in a 3 minute Challenge struggle.
QUALITY beat BERT & ERNIE in a 1 minute master's Title brawl.
HAIRY MONSTER was defeated by KINGU in a 1 minute uneven melee.
REMARKABLE WORD vanquished KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute uneven duel.
TIAMAT'S DEMISE overpowered GARUTH HOLM in a 1 minute uneven duel.
JENNA KUUL overpowered SPECTRA in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
ZURISDAY handily defeated DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute brutal one-sided bout.
NEWLIN OHM was subdued by PATTY MURPHY in a crowd pleasing 1 minute competition.
URSULINA TRELL devastated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
ROB ROY was savagely defeated by BONE PROPHET in a 2 minute gory amateur's conflict.
CONNOR MCLEOD slimly won victory over AGONY in a 6 minute gruesome amateur's bout.
WILLIAM WALLACE handily defeated CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
ROBERT THE BRUCE was bested by CRUSHING BELIAL in a 1 minute brutal novice's brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       6         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   5 -  0      62  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         TOTAL PARRY       22 -  17 -  0      56  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         AIMED BLOW        32 -  26 -  1      55  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         LUNGING ATTACK    17 -  15 -  0      53  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL     17 -  16 -  0      52  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   7 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   24 -  29 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   8 -  1      43  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   8 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 323 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      2 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      2 -  3         2  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  0     AIMED BLOW         2 -  4         2  WALL OF STEEL  
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  4         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       QUALITY 3770               19   6  0  110 LIFE IMPACTS (395)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    NEFARA 3785                11   9  1  107 PUBLIC ENEMY (24)
LUNGING ATTACK   KINGU 3575                 11   5  0   92 MESOPOTAMIA (389)
STRIKING ATTACK  HAIRY MONSTER 3436         10   6  0   86 OPEN SESAME (199)
TOTAL PARRY      CIRCLE K 3768              16  10  0   69 LIFE IMPACTS (395)
WALL OF STEEL    TIAMAT'S DEMISE 3572       11   5  0   67 MESOPOTAMIA (389)
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 NEFARA 3785.  The ten other most popular fighters were SAXAPHONE 3778, 
OLIVER QUEEN 3825, BONE PROPHET 3830, AGONY 3838, NECROSHADE 3810, CUNEIFORM 3583, 
REMARKABLE WORD 3669, ZURISDAY 3779, PATTY MURPHY 3790, and URSULINA TRELL 3832.

The least popular fighter this week was CANTEX 3813.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ROBERT THE BRUCE 3787, CONNOR MCLEOD 3789, HAIRY MONSTER 3436, 
BONESCRAPER 3837, EAR WORM 3829, HEART OF GLASS 3777, PIGEON FROM HEL 3839, CIRCLE K 
3768, WILLIAM WALLACE 3788, and ROB ROY 3791.

               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. 

                     CHUPACABRA (10-3827) TERRAPIN STATION  (189) 
                           DECEON RAIN (50-883) KAOS  (127) 
                       PIONEER (82-47958) TRIPPIN' OUT  (8064) 
                      GRAPE APE (82-34889) BRAIN FOOD 9  (5739) 
                DUELMASTERS.COM (82-16536) SUPERIOR FORCES 720  (2509) 
                     FROZBOZ (82-14622) FIRES OF HEAVEN 4  (2181) 
                           RAGE (82-36450) EMOTIONS  (6013) 
                 HUNGRY HIPPO (82-49609) SUPERIOR FORCES 5411  (8331) 
                       BABEL (82-46069) SACS DE SABLE 1  (7725) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes