DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/14/2015    Duedate: 04/10/2015

SNOWBOUND ARENA

DM-50    TURN-339

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

JENNA KUUL
MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
(50-3761) [16-30-0,120]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

JENNA KUUL                     HAVOCBRINGER
MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)             MOTLEY KREWE (416)
(50-3761) [16-30-0,120]        (50-3869) [1-0-0,17]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

JENNA KUUL                     URSULINA TRELL
MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)             MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
(50-3761) [16-30-0,120]        (50-3832) [9-13-0,46]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MESOPOTAMIA (389)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MOTLEY KREWE (416)          23
2. BASH BROS HOCKEY (405)      23      MESOPOTAMIA (389)
3. MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)          19      Unchartered Team
4. MESOPOTAMIA (389)           10
5. WORLD BLADES 12 (409)        0      MOTLEY KREWE (416)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 MESOPOTAMIA (389)         93  61  3 60.4   1/ 1 MESOPOTAMIA (389)        10  5 1
 2/ 5*MOTLEY KREWE (416)         3   3  1 50.0   2/ 2 MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)        5 10 1
 3/ 2 BASH BROS HOCKEY (405)    23  24  1 48.9   3/ 4*MOTLEY KREWE (416)        3  3 1
 4- 3*WORLD BLADES 12 (409)      4   5  0 44.4   4- 3*WORLD BLADES 12 (409)     2  1 0
 5/ 4 MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)       332 501  9 39.9   5/ 5 BASH BROS HOCKEY (405)    2  6 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster, back to give you this week's Spy Report.  Sit 
back in your seats and we'll have more fun than a barrel of Zontanis.  Hey everybody, 
watch out for HAVOCBRINGER, who flew up 17 points in the rankings after mashing 
HAILEY ICEWIND like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  Ya know, some days it 
doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  HAILEY ICEWIND lost to HAVOCBRINGER and drops 
11 points.  What does the Duelmaster and Piltdown Man have in common?  They are both 
the most challenged apes in human history!  Heyheyhey!  CUNEIFORM got through to the 
Duelmaster this turn.  No doubt she was more than anxious to kick JENNA KUUL's tail 
out of the throne!  Going for the gusto and coming up with aught but bloody knuckles 
was MESOPOTAMIA's CUNEIFORM, who was turned away from the Duelmastership by JENNA 
KUUL.  Can you believe they are paying me 10 gold to deliver this stuff?   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the SNOWBOUND arena.  Did you 
hear that MIDDLE WAY 6 was most avoided team this week?  Well, knowing the personal 
hygiene of MIDDLE WAY 6's warriors, I'm not surprised!  For those of you who like 
math, try this one:  MIDDLE WAY 6 + Weapons That go Boom = MESOPOTAMIA + Avoid City.  
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  And who needs the Dark Arena if 
you've got CRUSHING BELIAL around?  This week he decorated his armor with SANDREENA.  
Who's next?  In the 'Oops, What Have I Done?' category, SANDREENA was mashed by 
CRUSHING BELIAL, who let SANDREENA know that killing members of MESOPOTAMIA is a 
no-no.  Ask not the elves for counsel, for they will say both yes and no.  Silly 
buggers, eh?   
     Well, there's the manager of the SNOWBOUND giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 
'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some 
tracks.  Hasta la bye-bye.  (Loud choruses of 'Beat it, ya bum!')-- The Unknown 
Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JENNA KUUL 3761              16  30  0   120       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TIAMAT'S DEMISE 3572         22  10  0    95       MESOPOTAMIA (389)
 CUNEIFORM 3583               16  15  0    93       MESOPOTAMIA (389)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CRUSHING BELIAL 3840         12   5  2    71       MESOPOTAMIA (389)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BONESCRAPER 3837             15   5  0    64       MESOPOTAMIA (389)
 BLIND REF 3765               10   6  0    64       BASH BROS HOCKEY (405)
-INNUIT 3795                   4   2  0    63       WORLD BLADES 12 (409)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NEWLIN OHM 3801              10  21  0    51       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
 OLIVER QUEEN 3825             5  19  0    47       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
 URSULINA TRELL 3832           9  13  0    46       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAVOCBRINGER 3869             1   0  0    17       MOTLEY KREWE (416)
 JACKAL 3887                   1   0  0     6       MOTLEY KREWE (416)
 HAILEY ICEWIND 3884           1   1  1     5       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
 NERGAL'S FURY 3885            0   1  0     1       MESOPOTAMIA (389)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BAD CAMERA WORK 3882    0  1 0 BASH BROS HOCKEY 405 EXILED ELF            339  NONE
FAST PUCK 3881          0  1 0 BASH BROS HOCKEY 405 TROLLHUNTER           339  NONE
LIFE AFTER DEATH 3867   2  1 1 MESOPOTAMIA 389      SANDREENA 3870        338  JUST REVENGED
SANDREENA 3870          1  1 1 MOTLEY KREWE 416     CRUSHING BELIAL 3840  339   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Mesopotamia -- My condolences for the death of your warrior in the infirmary.  That
was not my intention. -- Sandreena

"Making even dangerous moves look harmless"?  I don't think I like that. -- Hailey
Icewind

Five dead, not a good sign.

Two-three-one, with Oliver, that wimp, losing to the Userous Merchant, and our new
arrival, Hailey, killing an Embezzling Scribe.  We hadn't realized she'd feel so
strongly about him.  Not that he isn't a thorough-going creep, but still. -- Jenna
Kuul

Oh, and we salute the tourney participants. -- Jorja and those who walk the Middle
Way

I'm a DWARF?  I thought I was just SHORT. -- Hailey Icewind
P.S.  So long as I don't have to wear a beard....

Bonescraper -- Two minutes for delay of game. -- Blind Ref

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BAD CAMERA WORK was butchered by EXILED ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
FAST PUCK was butchered by TROLLHUNTER in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
CRUSHING BELIAL easily killed SANDREENA in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud match.
CUNEIFORM was viciously subdued by JENNA KUUL in a 1 minute Challenge Title brawl.
TIAMAT'S DEMISE demolished VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
BONESCRAPER unbelievably bested URSULINA TRELL in a crowd pleasing 4 minute fight.
NEWLIN OHM was devastated by BLIND REF in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
OLIVER QUEEN vanquished AMBITIOUS GUARD in a popular 1 minute gruesome uneven duel.
HAILEY ICEWIND was viciously subdued by HAVOCBRINGER in a 4 minute novice's fight.
NERGAL'S FURY was savagely defeated by JACKAL in a 2 minute brutal novice's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         WALL OF STEEL     23 -  15 -  1      61  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         STRIKING ATTACK   26 -  20 -  3      57  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY       12 -  11 -  0      52  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         LUNGING ATTACK    13 -  12 -  2      52  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW        16 -  19 -  1      46  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         BASHING ATTACK    15 -  19 -  2      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   5 -  2      38  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 339 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        1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  3         3  WALL OF STEEL  
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  2                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  2                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    TIAMAT'S DEMISE 3572       22  10  0   95 MESOPOTAMIA (389)
AIMED BLOW       CUNEIFORM 3583             16  15  0   93 MESOPOTAMIA (389)
BASHING ATTACK   CRUSHING BELIAL 3840       12   5  2   71 MESOPOTAMIA (389)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      BONESCRAPER 3837           15   5  0   64 MESOPOTAMIA (389)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is JENNA KUUL 3761.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was URSULINA TRELL 3832.  The ten other most popular fighters were HAVOCBRINGER 3869, 
JENNA KUUL 3761, HAILEY ICEWIND 3884, NERGAL'S FURY 3885, BLIND REF 3765, OLIVER 
QUEEN 3825, JACKAL 3887, CRUSHING BELIAL 3840, TIAMAT'S DEMISE 3572, and BONESCRAPER 
3837.

The least popular fighter this week was CUNEIFORM 3583.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SANDREENA 3870, FAST PUCK 3881, BAD CAMERA WORK 3882, NEWLIN OHM 3801, 
BONESCRAPER 3837, TIAMAT'S DEMISE 3572, CRUSHING BELIAL 3840, JACKAL 3887, OLIVER 
QUEEN 3825, and BLIND REF 3765.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

TIAMAT'S DEMISE (50-3572) MESOPOTAMIA (389)

                                      A REMINDER

     On behalf of the mailroom slaves, please, please, put your arena number on 
everything, including your personals and diplos!  
     All diplos must show the recipient's name, team name, and arena number.  
     Sometimes stuff gets misfiled, delayed, not printed, or not delivered because we 
don't know where it belongs.  Thank you.
                                          -- A lowly mailroom slave

               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. 

                      K. CARSON (8-3609) SUPERIOR FORCES  (436)   
                    MISCHIEVOUS IMP (36-1504) FRIEND OR FOE  (163)   
                          DR FUGLY (61-3477) 071406W  (384)   
                       RED-HOT FRYER (82-50979) 072707J  (8581) 
                          CHAIR (84-11685) WORDS VII  (2124)  
                          BRAIN (84-13446) NOUNS III  (2364)  
                     KYLSEN (84-16515) BUBBA'S 15TH ARMY  (2917)  
                EVERYONE WANTS SOME (84-26980) ROOKIE HALEN 9  (4782)  

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes

                      SUMMER FACE-TO-FACE IN NEWARK, NEW JERSEY!

Our summer FTF will be held in Newark, New Jersey, July 17-19, 2015.  It will be held 
at the Doubletree Newark Airport Hotel in Newark, New Jersey (800-222-TREE (8733)).  
Room rates are $119.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy, which includes free airport shuttle 
and free high speed internet.  There's a fitness center, jacuzzi, indoor pool, and 
business center, as well as several resturants inside the hotel.  Self-parking is $8.  
The rooms are blocked--code REA.  (If you have trouble making reservations, please let 
us know!) 

Hotel site:  http://tinyurl.com/FF55-Newark

Look for the tournament info sheet and minioverviews some time in June.  We hope 
you're all looking forward to it and that we will see you there!

                                          -- RSI