DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/24/2015    Duedate: 01/20/2016

DRAGONHEAD ARENA

DM-72    TURN-297

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TRANSFORMERS
MY CARTOONS (1128)
(72-8711) [12-6-0,126]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

LEON DURHAM                    ERNIE BANKS
SUE'S BOYS (670)               CUB GREATS (1121)
(72-6118) [21-6-1,189]         (72-8648) [5-2-0,39]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GENE AUTRY                     SNOOP DOGGY DOGG
COWBOY CROONERS (981)          MONGREL HORDE (680)
(72-7838) [13-23-3,91]         (72-6245) [12-7-1,90]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

NL CENTRAL (783)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BASH BROS FIREPLACE (934)   31
2. COWBOY CROONERS (981)       22      BASH BROS TREES (871)
3. BASH BROS BEER (966)        21      Unchartered Team
4. BASH BROS CONDO (979)       18
5. MY CARTOONS (1128)          14      BASH BROS CONDO (979)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*PBS KIDS (920)             4   0  1  100   1/ 1 NL CENTRAL (783)          7  7 0
 2/ 2*BASH BROS CONDO (979)      4   0  1  100   2/ 2 MONGREL HORDE (680)       6  4 1
 3/ 3*BASH BROS BEER (966)       4   0  0  100   3/ 4 MEAT YOUR MAKER (656)     5  6 0
 4/ 0*ALLONEWORD (1248)          1   0  0  100   4/ 7*BASH BROS CONDO (979)     4  0 1
 5- 5 BASH BROS CRICKET (727)   43  14  3 75.4   5/ 9*BASH BROS BEER (966)      4  0 0
 6/ 6 BASH BROS TREES (871)     32  12  1 72.7   6/ 5 BASH BROS TREES (871)     4  1 1
 7/13*CUB GREATS (1121)          5   2  0 71.4   7/ 3 ONE MAN BAND (684)        4  2 0
 8/ 0 BASH BROS FIREPLAC (934)  17   7  1 70.8   8/12 COWBOY CROONERS (981)     4  5 0
 9- 7 BB INFOMERCIAL (969)      26  11  1 70.3   9/ 6 SUE'S BOYS (670)          3  1 0
10/ 8 BASH BROS LAWYER (730)    49  22  2 69.0  10-10 BASH BROS CRICKET (727)   2  0 0
11/10 BASH BROS COLLEGE (746)   25  12  1 67.6  11/ 0 BASH BROS FIREPLAC (934)  2  1 0
12/11 MEAT YOUR MAKER (656)    118  59  6 66.7  12/20 BASH BROS TIRES (796)     2  1 0
13/14 SUE'S BOYS (670)          55  30  2 64.7  13/23 MY CARTOONS (1128)        2  3 0
14/16 MILK IS GOOD (650)        34  19  0 64.2  14/18*BASH BROS DMV (924)       2  4 0
15/17 BASH BROS TIRES (796)     44  25  2 63.8  15/22 VAR'S FAV BARS (1127)     2  4 0
16/15 MONGREL HORDE (680)       58  34  7 63.0  16/ 0*ALLONEWORD (1248)         1  0 0
17/19 DEADLY RAGE (158)        160 124  9 56.3  17- 8*PBS KIDS (920)            1  0 0
18/18 NL CENTRAL (783)          42  35  0 54.5  18/17*CUB GREATS (1121)         1  1 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/ 0*BASH BROS DRESSER (945)    7   6  0 53.8  19/13*FEAR FACTORY 16 (1153)    1  1 0
20/20 ONE MAN BAND (684)        39  38  2 50.6  20/14*AEDIRFELL (1243)          1  1 0
21/ 4*AEDIRFELL (1243)           1   1  0 50.0  21/16 BASH BROS LAWYER (730)    1  1 0
22-21 DYNASTY WARRIORS (1140)   49  73  2 40.2  22/26 DEADLY RAGE (158)         1  2 0
23/24 COWBOY CROONERS (981)     45  68  3 39.8  23/19 MILK IS GOOD (650)        1  2 0
24/22 ON MY BOOKSHELF (1126)    34  52  1 39.5  24/11 BASH BROS COLLEGE (746)   1  2 0
25/23 VAR'S FAV BARS (1127)     21  33  1 38.9  25/ 0*BASH BROS DRESSER (945)   1  4 0
26/25*BASH BROS DMV (924)        2   4  0 33.3  26/25 ON MY BOOKSHELF (1126)    1  5 0
27/26 MY CARTOONS (1128)        19  47  0 28.8  27-24 DYNASTY WARRIORS (1140)   0  3 0
28/27*FEAR FACTORY 16 (1153)     1   6  0 14.3  28-21 BB INFOMERCIAL (969)      0  1 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail DRAGONHEAD!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for 
your deeds.  It doesn't rain, but it pours for BASH BROS COLLEGE this turn, a 0-1-0 
causing a 13 flight drop in the team rankings.  Hand that team a dry towel.  The 
COWBOY CROONERS guild has had a 3-0-0 turn and deserves to be watched in the future.  
You never know where this kind of thing can lead.  And let's see, CLOGGED CHIMNEY 
fought TOP DOG and gained 26 points and contributed to BASH BROS FIREPLACE's 2-1-0.  
TOP DOG has lost to CLOGGED CHIMNEY, falling 21 points, while helping make MONGREL 
HORDE a 1-2-1 turn.  This week's Duelmaster bout was between TRANSFORMERS and our 
Duelmaster CUB, making a challenge.  And all eyes were on TRANSFORMERS this turn as 
he ascended to the throne of Duelmaster.  DRAGONHEAD has a new victor!  Tell me, is 
nothing sacred?  I have heard from unimpeachable sources that The Swinging Aardvark 
uses trolls in their stew.  Talk about gristle!   
     I tell you, a green quarterstaff lasts longer than a seasoned sapling.  A basher 
friend of mine assures me this is true.  ONE MAN BAND has cause to stand tall, as 
they were DRAGONHEAD's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to 
beat.  And avoiding ONE MAN BAND more than any other team we find NL CENTRAL.  
DRAGONHEAD, are we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  Well, sports 
fans, take notice that HOPALONG CASSIDY from COWBOY CROONERS was DRAGONHEAD's most 
challenged warrior this turn.  In a brave attempt, CHICKEN S#!^ from MEAT YOUR MAKER 
challenged up 18 points to fight HOPALONG CASSIDY from the COWBOY CROONERS stable.  
CHICKEN S#!^ perhaps got its just desserts, seeing as it was subdued by HOPALONG 
CASSIDY and ended up with 86 recognition points.   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  A farewell moment, if you please, 8 AM CLASS of BASH BROS COLLEGE has been 
sent to the Dark Arena, and was carried out on his shield.  BASH BROS COLLEGE has 
some questions to answer.  Like 'why did you kill your fighter, 8 AM CLASS, who had a 
record of 23-6-0?' MY CARTOONS made what looks to be a tough decision this turn, as 
they sent SHIRT TAILS, with a record of 2-16-0, to SHIRT TAILS death.  Farewell, his. 
This is not good to see.  Why pray tell has STUCK DRAWER been sent to the Dark Arena 
by BASH BROS DRESSER?  And why with a 2-0-0 record??  Whatever bright future BANJO 
may have had, it's all history now.  The manager of ONE MAN BAND has lost a promising 
3-1-0 warrior.  A brave warrior does not carry a red shield, he has nothing to cover 
or hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  Always good to rest in DRAGONHEAD, 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                  
 TRANSFORMERS 8711            12   6  0   126       MY CARTOONS (1128)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LEON DURHAM 6118             21   6  1   189       SUE'S BOYS (670)
-TIM SALMON 6290              12   4  0   120       MEAT YOUR MAKER (656)
 WHOLE 5895                   27  14  0   114       MILK IS GOOD (650)
-KID FUNKY FRIED 3950          9   1  0   111       DEADLY RAGE (158)
-UNDERDOG 6250                15   3  0   110       MONGREL HORDE (680)
-FAKE SALE PRICE 7775         10   1  0    98       BB INFOMERCIAL (969)
 CLOGGED CHIMNEY 7589          8   1  0    98       BASH BROS FIREPLACE (934)
-STEVE LAKE 6117              16   3  0    96       SUE'S BOYS (670)
 CUB 6810                      8   9  0    93       NL CENTRAL (783)
 GENE AUTRY 7838              13  23  3    91       COWBOY CROONERS (981)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SNOOP DOGGY DOGG 6245        12   7  1    90       MONGREL HORDE (680)
 ASTRO 6805                   11   3  0    89       NL CENTRAL (783)
 CHICKEN S#!^ 5952            19  19  0    86       MEAT YOUR MAKER (656)
-CHRISTIAN 6200               10   3  1    85       SUE'S BOYS (670)
 MR RIGHT HANDED 6876         17  17  1    84       BASH BROS TIRES (796)
 OVERGROWN 7263               15   8  0    78       BASH BROS TREES (871)
 TOP DOG 6249                 11   8  0    77       MONGREL HORDE (680)
 ROY ROGERS 7836              14  22  0    75       COWBOY CROONERS (981)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEADHOUSE GATES 8677         12  14  1    66       ON MY BOOKSHELF (1126)
 PIRATE 6806                  10   7  0    65       NL CENTRAL (783)
-TWO FOR ONE 7777              6   0  1    63       BB INFOMERCIAL (969)
 PAY PER SECOND 6542          15  10  0    59       BASH BROS LAWYER (730)
 MIKE TROUT 7884               8   3  0    57       MEAT YOUR MAKER (656)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-XIAHOU DUN 8784               6  12  0    54       DYNASTY WARRIORS (1140)
 CLEANING 7588                 5   1  0    51       BASH BROS FIREPLACE (934)
 LITHIUM 8234                  5   9  0    44       DEADLY RAGE (158)
 KEVIN BACON 8675              3   1  0    44       MEAT YOUR MAKER (656)
-NOT AS ADVERTISED 7776        6   4  0    39       BB INFOMERCIAL (969)
 ERNIE BANKS 8648              5   2  0    39       CUB GREATS (1121)
 OYAMI 8689                    4   3  0    38       VAR'S FAV BARS (1127)
-DANIEL TIGER 7885             3   0  0    37       PBS KIDS (920)
 OVERFLOWING 7655              3   0  0    37       BASH BROS DRESSER (945)
 FIRE WON'T START 7590         4   4  1    35       BASH BROS FIREPLACE (934)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DOG DAYS OF SUMMER 9191       3   3  2    33       MONGREL HORDE (680)
-THE BLUE TOAD 8694            3   2  0    29       VAR'S FAV BARS (1127)
 NOSY NEIGHBOR 7827            2   0  1    28       BASH BROS CONDO (979)
-LU SU 8773                    2   1  0    28       DYNASTY WARRIORS (1140)
 FORMS 7540                    1   1  0    28       BASH BROS DMV (924)
-SIX-GUN TAROT 8680            2   1  0    27       ON MY BOOKSHELF (1126)
 LESS TASTE 7764               2   0  0    26       BASH BROS BEER (966)
-XYLOPHONE 9365                3   0  0    25       ONE MAN BAND (684)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NOT THE REAL THING 7762       2   0  0    23       BASH BROS BEER (966)
-DISPOSAL FEE 8221             2   0  0    23       BASH BROS TIRES (796)
 CARDINAL 8794                 2   2  0    23       NL CENTRAL (783)
-FIVE MINUTE SPECIAL 7779      4   6  0    21       BB INFOMERCIAL (969)
 PRINCE OF THORNS 8678         4   8  0    20       ON MY BOOKSHELF (1126)
 MOTHS 7654                    2   1  0    19       BASH BROS DRESSER (945)
-BUYING INNOCENCE 6543         2   2  0    18       BASH BROS LAWYER (730)
 BREWER 9367                   2   2  0    16       NL CENTRAL (783)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MIA HAMM 9358                 1   3  1    15       MEAT YOUR MAKER (656)
 NOISY NEIGHBOR 7828           2   0  0    14       BASH BROS CONDO (979)
 LETHAL DOSAGE 8862            1   3  0    12       FEAR FACTORY 16 (1153)
 THJORGGA 9384                 1   1  0    10       AEDIRFELL (1243)
-WANG YI 8775                  1   1  0     9       DYNASTY WARRIORS (1140)
 SIRSTABSALOT 9416             1   0  0     7       ALLONEWORD (1248)
 LONG LINES 7537               1   1  0     6       BASH BROS DMV (924)
 RUDENESS 7538                 0   2  0     2       BASH BROS DMV (924)
 TOMMYKNOCKERS 9210            0   2  0     2       VAR'S FAV BARS (1127)
-ANTI-ORCHESTRA 9388           0   1  0     1       ONE MAN BAND (684)
 RICK REUSCHEL 9434            0   1  0     1       SUE'S BOYS (670)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
8 AM CLASS 6621        23  7 0 BASH BROS COLLEG 746 SHEWISH GIANT         297  NONE
STUCK DRAWER 7657       2  1 0 BASH BROS DRESSE 945 WURM KIN              297  NONE
TOO FULL 8224           0  1 0 BASH BROS DRESSE 945 WURM KIN              297  NONE
TOOD BIG 8223           0  1 0 BASH BROS DRESSE 945 SHEWISH GIANT         297  NONE
BOOK LOST 6666         24  6 0 BASH BROS LIBRAR 755 LEON DURHAM 6118      294   
SHIRT TAILS 8712        2 17 0 MY CARTOONS 1128     MOUNTAIN TROLL        297  NONE
BANJO 9373              3  2 0 ONE MAN BAND 684     DOG DAYS OF SUMM 9191 297   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Transformers -- I'd like to put out your eye.  Then you would clearly be more than
meets the eye. -- Whole

Top Dog -- Strange!  Assur said I'd be fighting for my life, not scumming you
again. -- Crawl Space

Underdog -- Doesn't matter.  I got what I wanted. -- 8 AM Class

Cub -- Good thing Assur loves me.  I hope you are denied for another 100 years. --
Mr Right Handed

Ernie Banks -- Your time is long since past, old man. -- Pay Per Second

Banjo -- Now you could be hugely entertaining at the DMV. -- Long Lines

Consortium / Anti--Orchestra -- Not a fair fight, but for you I don't mind so much.
That sandbagger of yours was NASTY! -- Assur / Forms

Thjor--blah--blah--blah -- Get a real name. -- Rudeness

TommyKnockers -- Mr. King should stick with horror. -- Noisy Neighbor

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

8 AM CLASS was dealt death by SHEWISH GIANT in a 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
SHIRT TAILS was killed by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
STUCK DRAWER was murdered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
TOOD BIG was slaughtered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
TOO FULL was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena fight.
CUB was demolished by TRANSFORMERS in a 3 minute Challenge Title competition.
CHICKEN S#!^ was viciously subdued by HOPALONG CASSIDY in a 3 minute Challenge match.
PIRATE was handily defeated by GENE AUTRY in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
MIKE TROUT was unbelievably bested by ROY ROGERS in a popular 1 minute Challenge duel.
CARDINAL was vanquished by LITHIUM in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
MIA HAMM was overpowered by NOSY NEIGHBOR in a 2 minute gory uneven Challenge match.
DOG DAYS OF SUMMER assassinated BANJO in a 1 minute bloody one-sided Challenge match.
THJORGGA was viciously subdued by NOT THE REAL THING in a 5 minute Challenge contest.
TOP DOG was devastated by CLOGGED CHIMNEY in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
LEON DURHAM overpowered OVERGROWN in a 2 minute one-sided duel.
WHOLE bested SNOOP DOGGY DOGG in a exciting 4 minute expert's duel.
MR RIGHT HANDED slimly won victory over CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 3 minute brawl.
ASTRO overpowered PAY PER SECOND in a 1 minute one-sided match.
DEADHOUSE GATES savagely defeated CLEANING in a 2 minute bloody one-sided match.
ERNIE BANKS bested FORMS in a 1 minute contest.
KEVIN BACON overpowered MOTHS in a 1 minute brutal uneven fight.
OYAMI overpowered CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute uneven fray.
BREWER was handily defeated by OVERFLOWING in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
FIRE WON'T START demolished PRINCE OF THORNS in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
LETHAL DOSAGE was vanquished by LESS TASTE in a 1 minute one-sided match.
NOISY NEIGHBOR vanquished RICK REUSCHEL in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
RUDENESS was subdued by SIRSTABSALOT in a 2 minute novice's melee.
LONG LINES slimly won victory over TOMMYKNOCKERS in a 6 minute novice's fray.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                      13         STRIKING ATTACK   45 -  19 -  1      70  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  10         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -   7 -  0      56  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   7         BASHING ATTACK    36 -  28 -  2      56  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         WALL OF STEEL     16 -  15 -  0      52  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         TOTAL PARRY       21 -  21 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    51 -  55 -  2      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-LUNGE       31 -  34 -  2      48  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         AIMED BLOW        43 -  53 -  3      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   9 -  2      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -  21 -  0      32  |

Turn 297 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       2 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  2         3  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  7         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  3         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  6         1  TOTAL PARRY    
AIMED BLOW         7 -  6                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       TRANSFORMERS 8711          12   6  0  126 MY CARTOONS (1128)
TOTAL PARRY      WHOLE 5895                 27  14  0  114 MILK IS GOOD (650)
STRIKING ATTACK  CLOGGED CHIMNEY 7589        8   1  0   98 BASH BROS FIREPLACE (934)
LUNGING ATTACK   SNOOP DOGGY DOGG 6245      12   7  1   90 MONGREL HORDE (680)
BASHING ATTACK   OVERGROWN 7263             15   8  0   78 BASH BROS TREES (871)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is GENE AUTRY 7838.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was SNOOP DOGGY DOGG 6245.  The ten other most popular fighters were NOT THE REAL 
THING 7762, TRANSFORMERS 8711, THJORGGA 9384, MR RIGHT HANDED 6876, DEADHOUSE GATES 
8677, CUB 6810, GENE AUTRY 7838, NOSY NEIGHBOR 7827, DOG DAYS OF SUMMER 9191, and 
CLOGGED CHIMNEY 7589.

The least popular fighter this week was TOMMYKNOCKERS 9210.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were RICK REUSCHEL 9434, LETHAL DOSAGE 8862, PRINCE OF THORNS 8678, 
BREWER 9367, MOTHS 7654, PAY PER SECOND 6542, BANJO 9373, CARDINAL 8794, PIRATE 6806, 
and CHICKEN S#!^ 5952.

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

8 AM CLASS (72-6621) BASH BROS COLLEGE (746)
HOPALONG CASSIDY (72-7839) COWBOY CROONERS (981)

               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