DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/19/2015    Duedate: 01/15/2016

SNOWBOUND ARENA

DM-50    TURN-349

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

REMARKABLE WORD
OPEN SESAME (199)
(50-3669) [13-5-0,119]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

REMARKABLE WORD                DAPPER DAN
OPEN SESAME (199)              BOOK OF THOMAS (421)
(50-3669) [13-5-0,119]         (50-3915) [3-0-0,45]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

C IS FOR COOKIE                C IS FOR COOKIE
OPEN SESAME (199)              OPEN SESAME (199)
(50-3636) [12-14-1,90]         (50-3636) [12-14-1,90]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MESOPOTAMIA (389)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WHAT GAUL! (422)            74
2. OPEN SESAME (199)           30      OPEN SESAME (199)
3. BASH BROS HOCKEY (405)      14      Unchartered Team
4. BOOK OF THOMAS (421)        13
5. MOTLEY KREWE (416)           8      WHAT GAUL! (422)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*WHAT GAUL! (422)           4   1  0 80.0   1/ 2 MESOPOTAMIA (389)         9  6 1
 2/ 1 OPEN SESAME (199)        429 270 27 61.4   2/ 3 MOTLEY KREWE (416)        9  6 0
 3/ 2 MESOPOTAMIA (389)        117  82  4 58.8   3/ 1 OPEN SESAME (199)         8  7 1
 4/ 3 MOTLEY KREWE (416)        30  23  3 56.6   4/ 4*BOOK OF THOMAS (421)      6  9 0
 5/ 5 BASH BROS HOCKEY (405)    32  37  1 46.4   5/ 0*WHAT GAUL! (422)          4  1 0
 6/ 4*BOOK OF THOMAS (421)       6   9  0 40.0   6/ 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

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

ABC-DEF-GHI-JKL-MNOP-QRSTUV-WXYZ
It's the most remarkable word I've ever seen
ABC-DEF-GHI-JKL-MNOP-QRSTUV-WXYZ
I wish I knew exactly what I mean
It starts out like an "A" word as anyone can see
But somewhere in the middle it gets awful "QR" to me
ABC-DEF-GHI-JKL-MNOP-QRSTUV-WXYZ
If I ever find out just what this word can mean
I'll be the smartest bird the world has ever seen!

It might be kind of an elephant
Or a funny kind of kazoo
Or strange, exotic turtle
You never see in a zoo
Or maybe a kind of a doggie
Or particular shade of blue
Or maybe a pretty flower
Naah, not with a name like that, Uh uh!

ABC-DEF-GHI-JKL-MNOP-QRSTUV-WXYZ
It's the most remarkable word I've ever seen
ABC-DEF-GHI-JKL-MNOP-QRSTUV-WXYZ
I wish I knew exactly what I mean
It starts out like an "A" word as anyone can see
But somewhere in the middle it gets awful "QR" to me
ABC-DEF-GHI-JKL-MNOP-QRSTUV-WXYZ
If I ever find out just what this word can mean
I'll be the smartest bird the world has ever seen!

                                          -- Remarkable Word
                                             Open Sesame
                                             Duelmaster of Snowbound

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail SNOWBOUND!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for 
your deeds.  It seems the training can make the difference, as OPEN SESAME is pushed 
out of top team by MESOPOTAMIA, who came from 2nd with a 3-2-0 this turn.  The MOTLEY 
KREWE guild has had a 4-1-0 turn and deserves to be watched in the future.  You never 
know where this kind of thing can lead.  On their very first turn, WHAT GAUL! had a 
4-1-0, and with this kind of luck or skill, should do well.  Welcome to SNOWBOUND.  
And let's see, TRAGICOMIX fought CACTUS JACK and gained 21 points and contributed to 
WHAT GAUL!'s 4-1-0.  HAVOCBRINGER has lost to DAPPER DAN, falling 16 points, while 
helping make MOTLEY KREWE a 4-1-0 turn.  Well done, SNOWBOUND, the Duelmaster was 
this turn's most challenged warrior.  Perhaps REMARKABLE WORD is not as thrilled, 
being challenged 4 times.  This week's Duelmaster bout was between BLIND REF and our 
Duelmaster REMARKABLE WORD, making a challenge.  The attempts to dethrone the 
Duelmaster have failed, and REMARKABLE WORD 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?   
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.  MESOPOTAMIA has cause to stand tall, as 
they were SNOWBOUND's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to 
beat.  And guess who avoided MESOPOTAMIA stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was 
OPEN SESAME.  Anyone surprised?   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  We'd like to remind certain teams 
not to rob the graves of their enemies.  You know who you are; and it's considered 
rude.   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep your swords 
sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until you see my quill in SNOWBOUND again, farewell-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 REMARKABLE WORD 3669         13   5  0   119       OPEN SESAME (199)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BONESCRAPER 3837             23   6  0   102       MESOPOTAMIA (389)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 C IS FOR COOKIE 3636         12  14  1    90       OPEN SESAME (199)
 BLIND REF 3765               15  11  0    88       BASH BROS HOCKEY (405)
 CUNEIFORM 3583               18  22  0    82       MESOPOTAMIA (389)
 SNUFFY 3865                   7   0  1    80       OPEN SESAME (199)
 CRUSHING BELIAL 3840         17   9  2    75       MESOPOTAMIA (389)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BERT & ERNIE 3648            11  14  1    64       OPEN SESAME (199)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAJOR BOO-BOO 3902            7   2  1    46       MOTLEY KREWE (416)
 DAPPER DAN 3915               3   0  0    45       BOOK OF THOMAS (421)
 BLOGG 3863                    4   4  0    38       OPEN SESAME (199)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAVOCBRINGER 3869             7   4  1    33       MOTLEY KREWE (416)
 NERGAL'S FURY 3885            5   5  1    31       MESOPOTAMIA (389)
 DOOM 3903                     5   3  0    27       MOTLEY KREWE (416)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COLD WEATHER 3883             1   1  0    23       BASH BROS HOCKEY (405)
 TRAGICOMIX 3920               1   0  0    21       WHAT GAUL! (422)
 DIAGNOSTIX 3918               1   0  0    20       WHAT GAUL! (422)
 SLUSHY ICE 3895               3   7  0    16       BASH BROS HOCKEY (405)
 CAPTAIN OWWIE 3905            4   2  0    15       MOTLEY KREWE (416)
 VITALSTATISTIX 3917           1   0  0    15       WHAT GAUL! (422)
 THERMOSTATIX 3919             1   0  0    13       WHAT GAUL! (422)
 DEAD GODS 4SALE 3911          3   1  0    10       MESOPOTAMIA (389)
 STING 3934                    1   0  0     8       MOTLEY KREWE (416)
 CACTUS JACK 3916              2   1  0     7       BOOK OF THOMAS (421)
 STONE BEARD 3922              0   2  0     2       BOOK OF THOMAS (421)
 WHITER SHADE 3935             0   1  0     1       BOOK OF THOMAS (421)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DAISY CHAIN 3914        1  1 0 BOOK OF THOMAS 421   NERGAL'S FURY 3885    348   
HEDIES 3936             0  1 0 BOOK OF THOMAS 421   GLACIER TROLL         349  NONE
DA1 3921                0  1 0 WHAT GAUL! 422       EXILED ELF            349  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Remarkable Word -- Rematch?  With the strategy I want to run? -- Blind Ref

Cactus Jack -- Too hot for me.  (bang bang, I know) -- Cold Weather

Dapper Dan -- No No No.  That isn't the script.  You try to skate, then give up 
because it is too messy. -- Slushy Ice

For your Yuletide bloodletting pleasure, sung to the tune of "Winter Wonderland."

                          Slay bells ring, are ya listenin'?
                        Beneath the moon, blood is glistenin'!
                         A grisly sight, we're happy tonight,
                         Watchin' all the Dark Arena fights!

                       In the daytime we can catch the action,
                         as the Duelmaster defends his crown!
                         All the criticals and bloody drama,
                     and if you're nasty you can challenge down!

                              Later on, by tavern fire,
                             managers, they'll conspire,
                        to face unafraid, the challenges made,
                            Duelin' in that Alastari land!

Wishing all good D2 managers a Happy Holidays!

                                          -- Stik and Grim Fandango of Sunset

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

HEDIES was butchered by GLACIER TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DA1 was butchered by EXILED ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
STONE BEARD was demolished by NERGAL'S FURY in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud melee.
REMARKABLE WORD overpowered BLIND REF in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title duel.
C IS FOR COOKIE was unbelievably bested by BONESCRAPER in a 7 minute Challenge fight.
BERT & ERNIE was devastated by CRUSHING BELIAL in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
BLOGG slimly lost to MAJOR BOO-BOO in a crowd pleasing 5 minute Challenge match.
CUNEIFORM slimly lost to SNUFFY in a action packed 1 minute uneven fight.
HAVOCBRINGER lost to DAPPER DAN in a 2 minute expert vs. novice upset duel.
CAPTAIN OWWIE won victory over CONVICTED THIEF in a 3 minute duel.
SLUSHY ICE was defeated by DOOM in a exciting 3 minute fight.
DEAD GODS 4SALE was viciously subdued by COLD WEATHER in a 6 minute novice's bout.
CACTUS JACK was devastated by TRAGICOMIX in a exciting 1 minute mismatched conflict.
VITALSTATISTIX devastated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
THERMOSTATIX handily defeated CONVICTED THIEF in a 2 minute uneven fight.
STING defeated WHITER SHADE in a action packed 6 minute brutal beginner's struggle.
DIAGNOSTIX devastated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       6         LUNGING ATTACK    20 -   6 -  2      77  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   6         TOTAL PARRY       21 -  12 -  1      64  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   4 -  1      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         AIMED BLOW        13 -  12 -  0      52  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK    18 -  24 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         STRIKING ATTACK    3 -   6 -  0      33  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK    1 -   4 -  0      20  |

Turn 349 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-STRIKE       1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  5         4  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         3  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0                                       2  TOTAL PARRY    
AIMED BLOW         3 -  3     
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   REMARKABLE WORD 3669       13   5  0  119 OPEN SESAME (199)
TOTAL PARRY      BONESCRAPER 3837           23   6  0  102 MESOPOTAMIA (389)
BASHING ATTACK   BLIND REF 3765             15  11  0   88 BASH BROS HOCKEY (405)
AIMED BLOW       DAPPER DAN 3915             3   0  0   45 BOOK OF THOMAS (421)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is C IS FOR COOKIE 3636.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was C IS FOR COOKIE 3636.  The ten other most popular fighters were BLOGG 3863, 
COLD WEATHER 3883, STING 3934, DOOM 3903, CUNEIFORM 3583, WHITER SHADE 3935, MAJOR 
BOO-BOO 3902, DAPPER DAN 3915, CAPTAIN OWWIE 3905, and TRAGICOMIX 3920.

The least popular fighter this week was DEAD GODS 4SALE 3911.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SLUSHY ICE 3895, HAVOCBRINGER 3869, BERT & ERNIE 3648, BLIND 
REF 3765, STONE BEARD 3922, DA1 3921, HEDIES 3936, CACTUS JACK 3916, DIAGNOSTIX 3918, 
and THERMOSTATIX 3919.

               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. 

                       MALCOLM X (5-2496) BLACK BULLDOGS  (11) 
                       GO WEST (82-40489) ROOKIE CULT 3  (6754) 
                  THUNDERBIRD (82-30981) THIRSTY THUGS 0415  (5090) 
                 LBA DOMINATION (82-11488) NO-SO ROYAL RUMBLE  (1672) 
                     SSG 4 (84-18771) MEDAL OF HONOR D11  (3333) 
                     ROONEY (84-35472) THIRSTY THUGS 1308  (6203) 
                     ROBBER (84-35428) THIRSTY THUGS 1307  (6194) 
                         TOBIAS BEECHER (65-5035) OZ 2  (556) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes