DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/11/2008    Duedate: 02/07/2008

TROCAR ARENA

DM-54    TURN-229

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

WERE BEAR
FERAL LEGION (314)
(54-2967) [6-0-0,90]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SNIR                           WERE BEAR
JANIX (298)                    FERAL LEGION (314)
(54-2784) [19-13-0,83]         (54-2967) [6-0-0,90]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SKORINDELLE                    VARDIN ABEQ
TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)        TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)
(54-2742) [20-12-1,73]         (54-3002) [1-5-0,15]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

FERAL LEGION (314)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. AMERICAN PRAYER (320)       61
2. FERAL LEGION (314)          56      JANIX (298)
3. JANIX (298)                 24      Unchartered Team
4. GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 (308)      0
5. TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)    -36      AMERICAN PRAYER (320)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*AMERICAN PRAYER (320)      4   1  0 80.0   1/ 2*FERAL LEGION (314)       11  3 1
 2/ 1*FERAL LEGION (314)        19   7  3 73.1   2/ 3 JANIX (298)               8  7 0
 3- 2 GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 (308)  156 111 11 58.4   3/ 1 TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)   5 10 0
 4/ 3 JANIX (298)               95  71  8 57.2   4/ 0*AMERICAN PRAYER (320)     4  1 0
 5/ 4 TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)  235 209  8 52.9   5- 4 GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 (308)   2  2 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     The sages err'd not in their foretelling of a god descending upon TROCAR, for I, 
Novgorodny Vir, have returned!  Nothing is certain in TROCAR, with changing 
loyalties, changing Duelmasters.  Write this down:  new top team--FERAL LEGION.  Like 
a new team fighting for the first time and entering the official rankings, AMERICAN 
PRAYER got 4-1-0 to come in 4th.  FERAL LEGION had cause to celebrate, after WERE 
BEAR got 28 points by beating SKORINDELLE.  A certain someone should cut down on the 
drinking and practice more, after losing 17 points to GLUM.  (Discrete enough, 
DARISTAM?) A certain someone saw PHOENIX at The Dripping Blade with the shakes, and 
now he fails to show up to defend his throne.  What a pathetic slob!  What can be a 
greater victory?  WERE BEAR has taken his place as the top, as TROCAR's new 
Duelmaster.  Word has it one team in TROCAR is taking speech lessons to try to bore 
their opponent to death.  I'll bet it works.   
     So much to report, so little time!  Perhaps the warriors of TRADERS OF TROCAR 
should take up some hobbies, as they are the most avoided team...  Like a pup with 
its tail between its legs, JANIX scurried away from TRADERS OF TROCAR.  Oh, the 
shame!  If challenges were horses, DARISTAM could open up a fast food joint!  OOSA 
challenged LYCANTHROPE!  Who says JANIX are just a bunch of wimps!  OOSA of JANIX 
kept hers wits as she was dealt death by LYCANTHROPE.  Mismatched by 15 points, 
VARDIN ABEQ was beat by ROXY.  Is this really worth noting?  I thought ROXY showed 
great skill and promise when she won victory over VARDIN ABEQ.  All right, so I slept 
through it!  Big deal!   
     The moving sword slashes, and having slashed, moves on...  Oh hard!  that to 
strike a flame, the match itself must needs be wasting!   
     All good things must come to an end.  My fingers tire and I fear my incessant 
prattling may cause unfair judgement upon my impeccable character.  Do not despair!  
I shall return!-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WERE BEAR 2967                6   0  0    90       FERAL LEGION (314)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PHOENIX 2909                  9   3  0   100       GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 (308)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SNIR 2784                    19  13  0    83       JANIX (298)
 DARISTAM 2837                14  15  0    77       TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)
 SKORINDELLE 2742             20  12  1    73       TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)
-NEVILLE 2908                  7   5  2    73       GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 (308)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WERETIGER 2965                5   1  1    63       FERAL LEGION (314)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-OLIVER WOOD 2849              7   6  0    43       GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 (308)
 PRIMAL 3000                   3   0  0    40       FERAL LEGION (314)
 LYCANTHROPE 2968              2   3  1    37       FERAL LEGION (314)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SIRIUS BLACK 2921             4   4  0    33       GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 (308)
 WORQ 2956                     9   5  0    32       JANIX (298)
 ROXY 2957                     8   5  0    29       JANIX (298)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MR MOJO 3006                  1   0  0    20       AMERICAN PRAYER (320)
 KORASIM 3001                  4   2  0    15       TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)
 VARDIN ABEQ 3002              1   5  0    15       TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)
 ROBBY KRIEGER 3008            1   0  0    14       AMERICAN PRAYER (320)
 THE END 3007                  1   0  0    13       AMERICAN PRAYER (320)
 LA WOMAN 3010                 1   0  0    13       AMERICAN PRAYER (320)
 SAMILDAR 3004                 2   0  0    12       TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)
-KENAZ THORSSON 2507           0   2  0     2       ODIN'S CHOSEN (264)
 JIM MORRISON 3009             0   1  0     1       AMERICAN PRAYER (320)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
OOSA 2999               2  4 0 JANIX 298            LYCANTHROPE 2968      229   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Worq -- Every time I see your name written down, I think of a radio station, which is
odd because I have no idea what a "radio station" is and/or does.  Double-You Oh Red
Queen.  Go figure! -- Korasim
P.S.  Obviously, I can't fight something totally unknown.

Roxy -- You're the one that dances, yes?  I like that. -- Vardin Abeq

Snir -- Aha!  That was fun.  I wouldn't mind doing that one again. -- Daristam
P.S.  Provided it goes the same way, of course!

Neville -- Just helping you clean some of that rust off. -- Skorindelle

Oosa -- Excellent.  I trust this win establishes a bias in my career. -- Samildar
P.S.  Ah, and I see that the Commission has rated my Charisma and Attractiveness both
very high.  Shows they're paying attention.

Our congratulations to Glum.  Cheer up!  It can only get worse! -- Jorja and the
Traders of Trocar

22 December 2007
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                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

GLUM devastated DARISTAM in a 1 minute gruesome mismatched Challenge fight.
WORQ was demolished by WERETIGER in a 1 minute gory one-sided Challenge melee.
ROXY won victory over VARDIN ABEQ in a crowd pleasing 3 minute gory Challenge brawl.
OOSA was assassinated by LYCANTHROPE in a 2 minute bloody mismatched Challenge match.
SNIR outwaited SHAGORNAN WILD MAN in a exciting 8 minute bloody mismatched fight.
SKORINDELLE was handily defeated by WERE BEAR in a 1 minute uneven Title fight.
PRIMAL vanquished KORASIM in a 2 minute one-sided duel.
SAMILDAR won victory over JIM MORRISON in a popular 1 minute novice's duel.
MR MOJO overpowered MAGE'S APPRENTICE in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
THE END overpowered TROLLBAIT in a 1 minute one-sided match.
ROBBY KRIEGER bested MAGE'S APPRENTICE in a exciting 6 minute amateur's conflict.
LA WOMAN devastated TROLLBAIT in a 1 minute mismatched bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         LUNGING ATTACK    22 -   9 -  2      71  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         AIMED BLOW        12 -   7 -  0      63  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   4 -  1      60  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         WALL OF STEEL     22 -  15 -  1      59  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         TOTAL PARRY        9 -   9 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK     1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -   9 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 229 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   WERE BEAR 2967              6   0  0   90 FERAL LEGION (314)
TOTAL PARRY      SNIR 2784                  19  13  0   83 JANIX (298)
WALL OF STEEL    SKORINDELLE 2742           20  12  1   73 TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)
STRIKING ATTACK  WERETIGER 2965              5   1  1   63 FERAL LEGION (314)
AIMED BLOW       PRIMAL 3000                 3   0  0   40 FERAL LEGION (314)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SKORINDELLE 2742.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was VARDIN ABEQ 3002.  The ten other most popular fighters were WERE BEAR 2967, 
WERETIGER 2965, ROXY 2957, LYCANTHROPE 2968, PRIMAL 3000, SAMILDAR 3004, JIM MORRISON 
3009, MR MOJO 3006, THE END 3007, and LA WOMAN 3010.

The least popular fighter this week was SNIR 2784.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ROBBY KRIEGER 3008, SKORINDELLE 2742, WORQ 2956, DARISTAM 2837, KORASIM 
3001, OOSA 2999, LA WOMAN 3010, THE END 3007, MR MOJO 3006, and JIM MORRISON 3009.

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

GLUM (54-2766) JANIX (298)