DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/01/2016    Duedate: 01/28/2016

TROCAR ARENA

DM-54    TURN-328

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

NYALL BLOODGRIN
CARESS OF STEEL (301)
(54-2782) [13-5-0,102]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

NYALL BLOODGRIN                FIR
CARESS OF STEEL (301)          TREES (340)
(54-2782) [13-5-0,102]         (54-3207) [4-1-1,46]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

NYALL BLOODGRIN                FIR
CARESS OF STEEL (301)          TREES (340)
(54-2782) [13-5-0,102]         (54-3207) [4-1-1,46]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BOOK OF THOMAS (341)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BOOK OF THOMAS (341)        37
2. CARESS OF STEEL (301)       18      CARESS OF STEEL (301)
3. TREES (340)                 10      Unchartered Team
4. USELESS TOOLS (219)          0
5. SPARF! (310)                 0      BOOK OF THOMAS (341)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*BOOK OF THOMAS (341)       8   3  2 72.7   1/ 4*BOOK OF THOMAS (341)      8  3 2
 2- 3 USELESS TOOLS (219)      255 121 12 67.8   2/ 1*TREES (340)               7  8 1
 3- 4 SPARF! (310)             131  86  6 60.4   3- 2 USELESS TOOLS (219)       6  2 0
 4/ 2*TREES (340)               15  10  1 60.0   4/ 6 CARESS OF STEEL (301)     6  6 0
 5/ 5 CARESS OF STEEL (301)     48  35  2 57.8   5/ 3 BASH BROS BATHROOM (331)  6  7 0
 6/ 7 BASH BROS BATHROOM (331)  25  29  1 46.3   6- 5 SPARF! (310)              5  3 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, TROCAR?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Later days, TREES, since BOOK OF THOMAS 
took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  BOOK OF THOMAS turned their 
3-1-1 turn into a 1st place rank in the listings this turn.  Any better than this, 
and you get put on hit lists.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed to see CHINA 
WHITE win a fight and gain 17 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, CHINA WHITE beat STAINS 
and STAINS lost 12 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  Due to absence, and inability 
to defend the throne, YAHOO WAHOO has lost the Title of Duelmaster.  Start setting 
that alarm earlier!  And it's out with the old, in with the new, as NYALL BLOODGRIN 
takes the Title and last week's bar tab from the old Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  I'm not 
in a very good mood today, but why am I telling you this?  You want to know what's 
new, don't you, TROCAR?   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.  What's the big D?  BOOK OF THOMAS was the most avoided 
team?  Bunch of lily livered... grumble... mumble... curse...  And who led the way in 
this mass act of cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was TREES.  Ha ha ha 
ha!  TOOTOUGH was challenged more times this turn than the Duelmaster.  Now was the 
DM insulted or feared?  Heh, heh.   
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only 
shines through use.  Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Well, I've had enough of this 
drivel, and I'm sure you have too.  Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  Glad 
to see the back of this place-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NYALL BLOODGRIN 2782         13   5  0   102       CARESS OF STEEL (301)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-YAHOO WAHOO 2733             22  11  0   117       USELESS TOOLS (219)
 THOR RAVENBLADE 2781         10   8  1    99       CARESS OF STEEL (301)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DISSOLVABLE DIAPER 3063      11   3  0    86       USELESS TOOLS (219)
-SLO-MO MAILMAN 3055          12   4  1    82       USELESS TOOLS (219)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PHILOSOPHER 2949              7   3  1    66       SPARF! (310)
 CLEANING TIME 3200            7   2  0    62       BASH BROS BATHROOM (331)
 LEAKY TOILET 3112             7   6  0    61       BASH BROS BATHROOM (331)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OLGERD VLAD 2780             14   4  0    54       CARESS OF STEEL (301)
-PAMELA TWITCH 2950           10   3  0    50       SPARF! (310)
 FIR 3207                      4   1  1    46       TREES (340)
-LIVERMORE 2948                9   5  0    40       SPARF! (310)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ASH 3205                      5   0  0    33       TREES (340)
-ULURU DINGO 3153              2   0  0    32       SPARF! (310)
 ELM 3206                      3   2  0    31       TREES (340)
 BIG CHILL 3216                3   0  1    27       BOOK OF THOMAS (341)
 FAST ORANGE 3212              2   1  1    27       BOOK OF THOMAS (341)
 STINKY 3116                   5   8  1    24       BASH BROS BATHROOM (331)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHINA WHITE 3214              2   0  0    23       BOOK OF THOMAS (341)
 TOOTOUGH 2942                 2   3  0    16       CARESS OF STEEL (301)
 WHISPER QUIET 3215            1   2  0    16       BOOK OF THOMAS (341)
-KRAZY KANGAROO 3217           1   0  0    11       SPARF! (310)
 YEW 3209                      2   3  0     9       TREES (340)
-WATER DAMAGE 3203             0   1  0     7       BASH BROS BATHROOM (331)
 STAINS 3210                   1   3  0     6       BASH BROS BATHROOM (331)
-PROP WASH 3220                0   1  0     1       USELESS TOOLS (219)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
OAK 3208                1  4 0 TREES 340            BIG CHILL 3216        328   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

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

FIR was unbelievably bested by OLGERD VLAD in a 12 minute Challenge fight.
ASH subdued STINKY in a 3 minute Challenge fight.
YEW lost to TOOTOUGH in a 4 minute bloody Challenge brawl.
NYALL BLOODGRIN overpowered SHAGORNAN WILD MAN in a 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
THOR RAVENBLADE devastated WARRIOR-MAGE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
CLEANING TIME bested AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute match.
LEAKY TOILET devastated ELM in a 2 minute one-sided competition.
FAST ORANGE was viciously subdued by JHELUM RAIDER in a 2 minute beginner's melee.
OAK was slaughtered by BIG CHILL in a 1 minute uneven fight.
STAINS was vanquished by CHINA WHITE in a 1 minute brutal one-sided fight.
WHISPER QUIET handily defeated PRETTY LERONA in a 1 minute one-sided bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY       24 -   5 -  0      83  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK   24 -  11 -  1      69  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   3 -  1      63  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-LUNGE        9 -   6 -  0      60  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         WALL OF STEEL     11 -   8 -  0      58  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK    13 -  10 -  1      57  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         AIMED BLOW         8 -   9 -  1      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK    11 -  17 -  1      39  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 328 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  NYALL BLOODGRIN 2782       13   5  0  102 CARESS OF STEEL (301)
BASHING ATTACK   THOR RAVENBLADE 2781       10   8  1   99 CARESS OF STEEL (301)
PARRY-LUNGE      CLEANING TIME 3200          7   2  0   62 BASH BROS BATHROOM (331)
LUNGING ATTACK   LEAKY TOILET 3112           7   6  0   61 BASH BROS BATHROOM (331)
TOTAL PARRY      OLGERD VLAD 2780           14   4  0   54 CARESS OF STEEL (301)
PARRY-STRIKE     FIR 3207                    4   1  1   46 TREES (340)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is NYALL BLOODGRIN 2782.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was FIR 3207.  The ten other most popular fighters were STINKY 3116, ASH 3205, 
YEW 3209, NYALL BLOODGRIN 2782, LEAKY TOILET 3112, FAST ORANGE 3212, CHINA WHITE 
3214, TOOTOUGH 2942, THOR RAVENBLADE 2781, and CLEANING TIME 3200.

The least popular fighter this week was OLGERD VLAD 2780.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were STAINS 3210, OAK 3208, ELM 3206, BIG CHILL 3216, WHISPER QUIET 
3215, CLEANING TIME 3200, THOR RAVENBLADE 2781, TOOTOUGH 2942, CHINA WHITE 3214, and 
FAST ORANGE 3212.

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

DYSLEXIC EDITOR (54-3053) USELESS TOOLS (219)

               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