DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/23/2014    Duedate: 01/19/2015

FRATSFA ARENA

DM-52    TURN-330

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GRAFFITI
BASH BROS ROAD SIGN (433)
(52-4280) [16-10-0,107]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GRAFFITI                       MIST
BASH BROS ROAD SIGN (433)      WEATHER (440)
(52-4280) [16-10-0,107]        (52-4389) [2-0-0,23]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

URSILA RILVAR                  ABU JR.
MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)             THE CHOSEN ONES (143)
(52-4105) [22-24-1,91]         (52-2284) [10-6-1,96]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE CHOSEN ONES (143)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE CHOSEN ONES (143)       29
2. WEATHER (440)               24      FREEDOM FARCE (439)
3. BASH BROS ROAD SIGN (433)   14      Unchartered Team
4. MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)           5
5. OTTO'S PARTS (150)           0      WEATHER (440)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 4*WEATHER (440)              8   5  0 61.5   1/ 3 THE CHOSEN ONES (143)     9  3 0
 2/ 1 FREEDOM FARCE (439)       16  11  1 59.3   2/ 4*WEATHER (440)             8  2 0
 3- 2 OTTO'S PARTS (150)       363 319 18 53.2   3/ 1 FREEDOM FARCE (439)       6  3 1
 4/ 3 BASH BROS ROAD SIG (433)  36  32  0 52.9   4/ 5 BASH BROS ROAD SIG (433)  3  4 0
 5/ 5 THE CHOSEN ONES (143)     73  76  4 49.0   5/ 6 MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)        3  6 0
 6/ 7 MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)       148 202  2 42.3   6- 2 OTTO'S PARTS (150)        2  1 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in FRATSFA this turn, and let's start 
with a look at some of the teams.  It seems the training can make the difference, as 
FREEDOM FARCE is pushed out of top team by THE CHOSEN ONES, who came from 3rd with a 
4-0-0 this turn.  Now keep the taverns open late tonight, for there are sorrows to 
drown for OTTO'S PARTS, whose 0-0-0 this turn dropped them by 4 into 6th.  The 
WEATHER 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.  And let's see, ABU JR. fought KHALHUMS 
DWARF and gained 16 points and contributed to THE CHOSEN ONES' 4-0-0.  URSILA RILVAR 
has lost to GRAFFITI, falling 12 points, while helping make MIDDLE WAY 8 a 2-1-0 
turn.  The attempts to dethrone the Duelmaster have failed, and SETI remains 
FRATSFA'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.  I also notice that the THE CHOSEN ONES 
stable was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on FRATSFA, what are you afraid of? 
And avoiding THE CHOSEN ONES more than any other team we find BASH BROS ROAD SIGN.  
FRATSFA, are we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  Well, sports fans, 
take notice that TONIO SALAGAZA from MIDDLE WAY 8 was FRATSFA's most challenged 
warrior this turn.  SLEET of WEATHER had better have a good reason for challenging 
down 8 points in a challenge which he won.  I thought SLEET showed great skill and 
promise when he defeated WRONGPLACEWRONGSIGN.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big 
deal!   
     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.  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.  Always good to rest in FRATSFA, but never good to wear out my welcome.  
Look for me in future turns.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to paper-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRAFFITI 4280                16  10  0   107       BASH BROS ROAD SIGN (433)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MASSIVE MIGRAINE 4167        15   5  0   100       OTTO'S PARTS (150)
 ABU JR. 2284                 10   6  1    96       THE CHOSEN ONES (143)
 URSILA RILVAR 4105           22  24  1    91       MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CRACKED KNUCKLE 4166         14   6  0    89       OTTO'S PARTS (150)
-RUNNY NOSE 3877              15  17  0    88       OTTO'S PARTS (150)
 STRAHD 2207                  13   7  1    83       THE CHOSEN ONES (143)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CORPORATE MERC 4366           5   1  0    65       FREEDOM FARCE (439)
 ELLIS TATE 4325              10  20  0    62       MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COSMIC FRIES 4364             6   3  0    42       FREEDOM FARCE (439)
 XEENA 2816                    4   5  0    34       THE CHOSEN ONES (143)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TONIO SALAGAZA 4362           4   8  0    28       MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MIST 4389                     2   0  0    23       WEATHER (440)
 CAPTAIN AAA 4363              4   5  1    21       FREEDOM FARCE (439)
 SNOW 4385                     2   0  0    21       WEATHER (440)
-LACERATED TONGUE 4373         1   1  0    18       OTTO'S PARTS (150)
 SLEET 4392                    2   0  0    16       WEATHER (440)
 RAIN 4391                     1   1  0    13       WEATHER (440)
-SOUL PREDATOR 4367            1   1  0     9       FREEDOM FARCE (439)
 WRONGPLACEWRONGSIGN 4383      1   1  0     4       BASH BROS ROAD SIGN (433)
 FOG 4390                      1   1  0     4       WEATHER (440)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Seti -- Wasn't expecting that.  You completely trashed me, the king of trashing it
up. -- Graffiti

Rain -- Signs are made to withstand rain, for the most part. -- WrongPlaceWrongSign

Weatherman -- It depends on what kind of diplo you're hoping for, doesn't it? --
Jorja

Graffiti -- Art is unquestionably in the eye of the beholder, and it wasn't in MINE.
-- Ursila

Our congratulations to Seti. -- Jorja and those who walk the Middle Way

And we salute the participants in the two most recent tourneys, with a special nod
for Brain Tumor, a tourney victor though ill-omened. -- Jorja et al

One-two, buckle my shoe.  Expected but tedious. -- Ursila Rilvar

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

GRAFFITI devastated URSILA RILVAR in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title fight.
COSMIC FRIES was savagely defeated by ELLIS TATE in a 3 minute Challenge melee.
CAPTAIN AAA was viciously subdued by XEENA in a popular 3 minute Challenge contest.
SLEET subdued WRONGPLACEWRONGSIGN in a 6 minute amateur's Challenge competition.
FOG was overpowered by TONIO SALAGAZA in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge struggle.
SETI devastated NOBLE ASSASSIN in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
STRAHD overcame CORPORATE MERC in a action packed 1 minute uneven melee.
ABU JR. vanquished KHALHUMS DWARF in a action packed 3 minute gory uneven fight.
SNOW overpowered SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 1 minute uneven match.
MIST overpowered POLITE BEGGAR in a exciting 1 minute bloody one-sided fight.
RAIN handily defeated SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 1 minute one-sided contest.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         STRIKING ATTACK   24 -  13 -  2      65  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -   6 -  0      63  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY       16 -  10 -  0      62  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         WALL OF STEEL     16 -  11 -  1      59  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    17 -  16 -  1      52  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW        17 -  17 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -   9 -  0      47  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   7 -  1      30  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         BASHING ATTACK     0 -   9 -  0       0  |

Turn 330 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       3 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         3  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         2  PARRY-STRIKE   
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   GRAFFITI 4280              16  10  0  107 BASH BROS ROAD SIGN (433)
PARRY-STRIKE     ABU JR. 2284               10   6  1   96 THE CHOSEN ONES (143)
STRIKING ATTACK  CORPORATE MERC 4366         5   1  0   65 FREEDOM FARCE (439)
AIMED BLOW       COSMIC FRIES 4364           6   3  0   42 FREEDOM FARCE (439)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is URSILA RILVAR 4105.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was ABU JR. 2284.  The ten other most popular fighters were ELLIS TATE 4325, 
XEENA 2816, COSMIC FRIES 4364, TONIO SALAGAZA 4362, MIST 4389, GRAFFITI 4280, 
CORPORATE MERC 4366, STRAHD 2207, RAIN 4391, and WRONGPLACEWRONGSIGN 4383.

The least popular fighter this week was SLEET 4392.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were FOG 4390, CAPTAIN AAA 4363, URSILA RILVAR 4105, SNOW 4385, 
WRONGPLACEWRONGSIGN 4383, RAIN 4391, STRAHD 2207, CORPORATE MERC 4366, GRAFFITI 4280, 
and MIST 4389.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

URSILA RILVAR (52-4105) MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)

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

SETI (52-1903) THE CHOSEN ONES (143)

                                CHALLENGES AND AVOIDS

To clarify:  You issue Challenges to warriors, but Avoid teams.  
To Challenge, write that warrior's name and ID# in the space provided. 
To Avoid, write the team's name and Team ID in that space. 
Make sure you include the ID!

               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. 

                   CHARGING BUFFALO (11-5764) TRIBAL COUNCIL  (518) 
                        PHOTON (18-3292) MAD SCIENTISTS  (75) 
                     YOURBAGD FOREVER (47-6968) THE OPERA  (613) 
                    TERRY SEYMOUR (74-4284) MEDAL OF HONOR  (519) 
                             SHADIS (77-174) RESCUE  (48) 
                  VANNA WHITE (82-39213) SUAVE'S FINEST HOUR  (4264) 
                  BANALADAR (82-37977) SUPERIOR FORCES 5703  (6306) 
                    ANNIE DUKE (82-49334) HOUSE OF CARDS 3  (8302) 
                 SLICK BILLY (82-49457) POLITICALY INCORRECT  (8320) 
                    PRIVATE 28 (84-3780) MEDAL OF HONOR L2  (736) 
                    GIAN CHILD (84-8531) SUPE FORCES 1906  (1564) 
                    LEBRON LEAVING (84-15536) WHY I WORRY  (2744) 
                  FOREST MOON (84-20784) STORMY'S TROOPERS C  (3699) 
                     GRIMLOUNGE (84-25308) THE BLACK WIND  (4494) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes