DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/25/2012    Duedate: 02/07/2012

SHADOWSPIRE ARENA

DM-81    TURN-132

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SPORK
OTTO'S DINER (96)
(81-1562) [17-7-0,107]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FIVE                           KRONSTEEN
LA PENTARCHIE (11)             BOND-AGE (133)
(81-1572) [16-7-1,114]         (81-1748) [7-2-0,77]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

VICTOR                         CREIDDY LAD
WARMASTERS (15)                SUMMERBORN (104)
(81-1369) [20-20-1,103]        (81-1484) [16-14-2,92]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)       47
2. WARMASTERS (15)             45      LA PENTARCHIE (11)
3. JUNGLELAND (103)            38      Unchartered Team
4. BOND-AGE (133)              38
5. FURRY FURY (25)             32      BOND-AGE (133)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*BOND-AGE (133)            30  15  1 66.7   1/ 5 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)    12  3 1
 2/ 2 LA PENTARCHIE (11)       381 271 14 58.4   2/ 2 LA PENTARCHIE (11)       11  3 0
 3/ 4 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)    357 299 12 54.4   3/16 WARMASTERS (15)           9  6 1
 4/ 3 SUMMERBORN (104)         152 130 16 53.9   4/ 3*BOND-AGE (133)            9  6 0
 5/ 0 JUNGLELAND (103)         146 126  4 53.7   5/ 1 SUMMERBORN (104)          8  6 2
 6/ 5 DARQUE AGES (29)         288 255 14 53.0   6/ 8 OTTO'S DINER (96)         8  7 0
 7/ 6 OTTO'S DINER (96)        181 164  5 52.5   7/ 6 FURRY FURY (25)           7  7 1
 8/ 7 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)     326 305 13 51.7   8/ 4 DARQUE AGES (29)          7  7 1
 9/ 8 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)      336 321 15 51.1   9/14 LITERATE LOONS (40)       7  8 0
10- 9 ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)      166 159  5 51.1  10/ 7 FOOD (130)                6  6 0
11/10 WARMASTERS (15)          330 318 25 50.9  11/ 9 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)       6  9 0
12/11 FOOD (130)                30  32  2 48.4  12/10 GFE (126)                 5 10 0
13/12 LITERATE LOONS (40)      315 343 14 47.9  13/15 MONSTER MANUAL (87)       4  9 0
14/13 FURRY FURY (25)          197 225 11 46.7  14/12 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)      4 10 0
15/16 MONSTER MANUAL (87)      161 214  5 42.9  15/ 0 JUNGLELAND (103)          3  2 0
16/15 GFE (126)                 37  51  3 42.0  16-13 ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)       3  7 0
17-17 RAIN DOGS (132)           21  29  0 42.0  17/11*THE WILLBURYS II (127)    3 11 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
18/18*THE WILLBURYS II (127)    11  23  2 32.4  18-17 RAIN DOGS (132)           2  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

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  Nothing is certain in SHADOWSPIRE, with changing loyalties, changing 
Duelmasters.  Write this down:  new top team--DRAGONBANE GUILD.  Managers were 
muttering after WARMASTERS showed SHADOWSPIRE what they could do:  4-1-1 to move up 
by 13.  Those betting on THE WILLBURYS II lost their shirt, as THE WILLBURYS II lost 
their fighting abilities:  0-4-0.  Good things come to those who fight well, as 
DRAGONBANE GUILD can attest, moving up by 4.  A certain someone should cut down on 
the drinking and practice more, after losing 18 points to ODDJOB.  (Discrete enough, 
BERNADETTE?) You could cut the tension with a scimitar as SPORK of OTTO'S DINER met 
the Duelmaster.  In SHADOWSPIRE, nothing is permanent (except Death), and we find 
ourselves a new Duelmaster, SPORK.  So who's the team that's been walking into 
taverns last week and ordering milk?  Sounds like a PR stunt to me.   
     And how sociable are SHADOWSPIRE's warriors?  Come, let us see.  Like the noble 
eagle soaring amongst the mountaintops, so stand the warriors of SUMMERBORN, alone 
and unchallenged.  The warriors of SUMMERBORN found their efforts at combat 
frustrated as OTTO'S DINER apparently had more important things to do than fight.  Is 
it charming personality?  Conversational abilities?  Good oral hygiene?  Whatever it 
is, TEE HEE JOHNSON is the most challenged warrior.  ZWINGLI found himself challenged 
by a warrior 19 below:  FAILED DOG TRICK.  FAILED DOG TRICK of FURRY FURY kept his 
wits as he bested ZWINGLI.   
     The moving sword slashes, and having slashed, moves on...  Q:  What's a record 
like 19-20-0 get you?  A:  A free trip to the Dark Arena!  This week's winner:  
DOPPLEGANGER of MONSTER MANUAL!  I get a special thrill from seeing innocent girl 
like HELL HOUND from MONSTER MANUAL get pointlessly killed.  Good show, MAXENTIUS!  
(No mercy.) Justice was served as TOM WOLFE fought JULIAN OF NORWICH in bloodfeud.  
Well done, LITERATE LOONS!  Questions are being raised about the disposing of severed 
body parts in the arena.  A certain tavern in SHADOWSPIRE would I avoid!   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  As the seasons change, and the creatures of the 
wild change also, so do I feel a yearning to leave this place.  Can anything compare 
to the pleasure of writing Spyreports for SHADOWSPIRE?  On that giddy note I take my 
leave-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SPORK 1562                   17   7  0   107       OTTO'S DINER (96)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FIVE 1572                    16   7  1   114       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 TOM WOLFE 1467               18  14  3   107       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 VICTOR 1369                  20  20  1   103       WARMASTERS (15)
 WONDERFACE 1522              16  11  0   103       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 SQUASHAPILLAR 1478           15  15  1   101       FURRY FURY (25)
 ANGEROO 1452                 21  11  0    99       FURRY FURY (25)
 MADAM MARIE 1356             25  12  0    98       JUNGLELAND (103)
 ARCHON 1390                  24  15  0    98       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 JUNEBUG 1543                 13  11  4    95       SUMMERBORN (104)
 ZIGGY PIKE 1487              13  17  0    95       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
-PABST 823                    17   5  0    94       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
 CREIDDY LAD 1484             16  14  2    92       SUMMERBORN (104)
 SUBPRIME RIB 1567            14   9  1    92       OTTO'S DINER (96)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BIG BONES BILLIE 1442        15  13  1    81       JUNGLELAND (103)
-HARP 744                     14  12  0    79       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
 KNUT SUNDERHELM 1569         11  12  3    79       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 JULIETTE 1630                13   6  0    78       SUMMERBORN (104)
 GWENNOLAY 1631               10   9  0    78       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JAKLAK 1430                  21  14  0    77       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 CHARLES MARTEL 1346          17  24  2    77       DARQUE AGES (29)
 KRONSTEEN 1748                7   2  0    77       BOND-AGE (133)
 NIKUS 1583                   12  10  1    68       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOLLUSQUOME 1629             13   6  1    66       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 FISH TACO 1687                8   5  1    66       FOOD (130)
 BRUSSEL SPROUTS 1688          6   7  1    66       FOOD (130)
 ODDJOB 1766                   6   2  0    66       BOND-AGE (133)
 CAZADOR 1578                 11  11  0    64       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 BENEDICT 1470                16  15  0    63       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 JERSEY DEVIL 1638             8   5  1    59       JUNGLELAND (103)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TEE HEE JOHNSON 1752          6   3  0    55       BOND-AGE (133)
 MAXENTIUS 1591               11   9  1    51       WARMASTERS (15)
 SUSAN 1665                    9   7  0    48       GFE (126)
 NICK NACK 1750                5   4  1    47       BOND-AGE (133)
 MEAN JOHN BROWN 1648          6   6  0    46       JUNGLELAND (103)
 ROSA KLEBB 1765               6   2  0    46       BOND-AGE (133)
 GREMLIN STEW 1710            11   2  0    45       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 BERNADETTE 1618               9   9  1    45       GFE (126)
 IRONHEAD 1722                 9   3  0    43       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 FEOHR 1737                    7   4  0    40       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 LANEL 1619                   10   8  0    38       GFE (126)
 DROW 1774                     5   3  0    38       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
-KIRIN ICHIBAN 1680            7   7  0    37       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
 ONION RINGS 1684              8   5  0    35       FOOD (130)
 ZADIE SMITH 1701             10   4  0    34       LITERATE LOONS (40)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOSEPH MITCHELL 1746          4   6  1    33       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 JULIAN OF NORWICH 1783        3   3  1    33       DARQUE AGES (29)
 TOSSED SALAD 1686             5   8  0    32       FOOD (130)
 MARTILN 1742                  6   3  0    31       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 WYNDHAM LEWIS 1776            4   4  0    31       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 HARE BINGER 1790              4   1  1    30       FURRY FURY (25)
 TAMERLANE 1764                4   4  0    29       DARQUE AGES (29)
 MICHELLE 1622                 5  13  0    28       GFE (126)
 WASHSOUGAL 1625               4   3  0    28       THE WILLBURYS II (127)
-TARA THE RED 1698             7   3  0    27       RAIN DOGS (132)
 LITTLE DARLING 1700           6   8  0    26       SUMMERBORN (104)
 PURPLE WORM 1775              3   5  0    25       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 LADY GODIVA 1782              5   1  0    24       DARQUE AGES (29)
 FAILED DOG TRICK 1798         1   2  0    24       FURRY FURY (25)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CLERLEON 1796                 3   1  0    23       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 TUKWILLA 1627                 2   5  2    23       THE WILLBURYS II (127)
-MILAREPA 1695                 5   5  0    20       RAIN DOGS (132)
 ZARLENE 1726                  3   9  1    19       GFE (126)
 EBORIUS 1799                  2   1  0    19       WARMASTERS (15)
-HIGGS BOSON 1697              4   6  0    18       RAIN DOGS (132)
-HOLY MOLET 1779               2   2  0    18       RAIN DOGS (132)
 TURDUCKEN 1784                1   5  0    18       OTTO'S DINER (96)
-MIDSUMMER WREATH 1793         2   1  1    16       SUMMERBORN (104)
 GLABRIO 1800                  2   1  0    16       WARMASTERS (15)
 IRWEHN 1785                   3   3  0    12       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 RENTON 1623                   2   5  0    11       THE WILLBURYS II (127)
 SUMNER 1624                   2   5  0    11       THE WILLBURYS II (127)
 INGRAT 1805                   1   1  0     7       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 ZWINGLI 1804                  1   1  0     4       DARQUE AGES (29)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SNOW SQUIRREL 1813            0   1  0     1       FURRY FURY (25)
-OLD PECULIAR 1808             0   1  0     1       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
 URDULA LE GUIN 1811           0   1  0     1       LITERATE LOONS (40)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BECK 743               13 12 0 ALE HOUSE MERCS 5    JUNEBUG 1543          130   
RODDON 1792             2  2 0 CLAN LONGBEARD 39    HARE BINGER 1790      131   
RUG 6129 1812           0  1 0 CLAN LONGBEARD 39    WURM KIN              132  NONE
RECRUDESCENCE 81        7  5 0 CLUB CUTTHROAT 12    FISH TACO 1687        129   
PART MONKEY 1814        0  1 0 JUNGLELAND 103       BANDIT PRINCE         132  NONE
DAGON 1794              0  1 0 LA PENTARCHIE 11     TUKWILLA 1627         129  JUST REVENGED
PETER PAN 1759          1  3 0 LA PENTARCHIE 11     JOSEPH MITCHELL 1746  128  JUST REVENGED
KURT VONNEGUT 1802      0  2 0 LITERATE LOONS 40    JULIAN OF NORWIC 1783 131  JUST REVENGED
TRUMAN CAPOTE 1577      9 10 0 LITERATE LOONS 40    JUNEBUG 1543          129   
DOPPLEGANGER 1382      19 21 0 MONSTER MANUAL 87    STONE GOLEM           132  NONE
HELL HOUND 1788         3  2 0 MONSTER MANUAL 87    MAXENTIUS 1591        132   
VALAK 1650              7  9 0 OF WOLF AND MAN 57   KNUT SUNDERHELM 1569  131   
BAG-O-MEAT 1762         1  7 0 OTTO'S DINER 96      ARENAMASTER           132  NONE
ORTING 1626             1  5 0 THE WILLBURYS II 127 MIDSUMMER WREATH 1793 131   
HADRIAN 1739            4  3 0 WARMASTERS 15        BRUSSEL SPROUTS 1688  129  JUST REVENGED
SERIOSLY!? 1810         0  1 0 WARMASTERS 15        BANDIT PRINCE         132  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Summerborn is trying to change our beloved arena in a slaughterhouse!  Would have we
found a new villain??  Would be fun!!

Lady Godiva!  Please spare little youngsters like us! -- Clergeon and Ingrat, already
humbled

Congrats Squashapillar... it's nice to have a old-styl duelmaster.

RSI -- On behalf of all of Shadowspire, I'd like to request that the Ads tab be
returned to the Duel 2 forums.  Shadowspire has gone from a very active arena, to a
silent ghost town and I for one am not pleased with the change.  Any chance this can
be done?  Thanks. -- Vanek, Manager of Warmasters

     This would be good, even if the personals come with html code in 'em.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DOPPLEGANGER was viciously butchered by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
BAG-O-MEAT was murdered by ARENAMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
RUG 6129 was murdered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SERIOSLY!? was slaughtered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena brawl.
PART MONKEY was assassinated by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
TOM WOLFE subdued JULIAN OF NORWICH in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud competition.
VICTOR defeated BRUSSEL SPROUTS in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud struggle.
WONDERFACE overpowered JOSEPH MITCHELL in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud melee.
FIVE vanquished TUKWILLA in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud duel.
NIKUS was defeated by KNUT SUNDERHELM in a popular 1 minute expert's Bloodfeud duel.
SPORK defeated SQUASHAPILLAR in a popular 6 minute expert's Challenge Title match.
CHARLES MARTEL was defeated by ZIGGY PIKE in a 1 minute veteran's Challenge match.
JAKLAK slimly lost to SUBPRIME RIB in a 12 minute veteran's Challenge contest.
CAZADOR luckily beat TEE HEE JOHNSON in a crowd pleasing 4 minute Challenge conflict.
MARTILN was viciously subdued by NICK NACK in a 4 minute Challenge bout.
ODDJOB handily defeated BERNADETTE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
IRONHEAD outwaited LANEL in a tiresome 8 minute Challenge fight.
FEOHR savagely defeated ZADIE SMITH in a 2 minute brutal Challenge bout.
TURDUCKEN was beaten by TOSSED SALAD in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
PURPLE WORM overcame MICHELLE in a 1 minute Challenge competition.
GLABRIO bested SUMNER in a 2 minute Challenge bout.
FAILED DOG TRICK overpowered ZWINGLI in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
CREIDDY LAD was luckily beaten by ANGEROO in a action packed 5 minute expert's fray.
JUNEBUG was defeated by JAGER VON DRACHEN in a popular 2 minute veteran's match.
MADAM MARIE narrowly defeated GWENNOLAY in a action packed 6 minute gory fight.
JULIETTE defeated FISH TACO in a action packed 1 minute match.
KRONSTEEN was overpowered by ARCHON in a 6 minute uneven duel.
BENEDICT was overpowered by BIG BONES BILLIE in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
DROW was handily defeated by JERSEY DEVIL in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
MOLLUSQUOME overpowered MEAN JOHN BROWN in a action packed 1 minute uneven fight.
SUSAN defeated WASHSOUGAL in a 2 minute match.
ONION RINGS was subdued by ROSA KLEBB in a 3 minute fight.
MAXENTIUS assassinated HELL HOUND in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
GREMLIN STEW outlasted LADY GODIVA in a monotonous 22 minute fray.
LITTLE DARLING was devastated by WYNDHAM LEWIS in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
HARE BINGER slimly won victory over ZARLENE in a 3 minute battle.
TAMERLANE handily defeated RENTON in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
IRWEHN was demolished by EBORIUS in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
INGRAT won victory over SNOW SQUIRREL in a action packed 1 minute novice's bout.
CLERLEON overpowered URDULA LE GUIN in a 1 minute one-sided competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 15         TOTAL PARRY       66 -  39 -  0      63  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  12         WALL OF STEEL     52 -  42 -  2      55  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  10         PARRY-STRIKE      51 -  44 -  1      54  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                    10         SLASHING ATTACK   34 -  34 -  1      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      8         LUNGING ATTACK    78 -  86 -  6      48  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    8         AIMED BLOW        26 -  31 -  1      46  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         STRIKING ATTACK   78 - 103 -  7      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         PARRY-LUNGE       14 -  19 -  0      42  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         BASHING ATTACK    53 -  77 -  2      41  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -  17 -  1      26  |

Turn 132 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    3 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    6 -  9         4  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        6 -  2     PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  3         3  BASHING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      5 -  3     BASHING ATTACK     3 -  9         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     6 -  4     AIMED BLOW         0 -  3         1  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       5 -  5     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      SPORK 1562                 17   7  0  107 OTTO'S DINER (96)
BASHING ATTACK   FIVE 1572                  16   7  1  114 LA PENTARCHIE (11)
SLASHING ATTACK  TOM WOLFE 1467             18  14  3  107 LITERATE LOONS (40)
LUNGING ATTACK   WONDERFACE 1522            16  11  0  103 LA PENTARCHIE (11)
STRIKING ATTACK  CREIDDY LAD 1484           16  14  2   92 SUMMERBORN (104)
PARRY-STRIKE     SUBPRIME RIB 1567          14   9  1   92 OTTO'S DINER (96)
PARRY-LUNGE      BENEDICT 1470              16  15  0   63 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
WALL OF STEEL    SUSAN 1665                  9   7  0   48 GFE (126)
AIMED BLOW       DROW 1774                   5   3  0   38 MONSTER MANUAL (87)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is VICTOR 1369.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
CREIDDY LAD 1484.  The ten other most popular fighters were SQUASHAPILLAR 1478, 
SUBPRIME RIB 1567, TEE HEE JOHNSON 1752, NICK NACK 1750, GWENNOLAY 1631, JUNEBUG 
1543, ANGEROO 1452, MADAM MARIE 1356, ONION RINGS 1684, and ZARLENE 1726.

The least popular fighter this week was LADY GODIVA 1782.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were GREMLIN STEW 1710, IRONHEAD 1722, JAKLAK 1430, ARCHON 1390, 
URDULA LE GUIN 1811, IRWEHN 1785, RENTON 1623, LITTLE DARLING 1700, HELL HOUND 1788, 
and DROW 1774.

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

JAGER VON DRACHEN (81-1341) DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
DOPPLEGANGER (81-1382) MONSTER MANUAL (87)

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XLVIII

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MACEO 928 (25-18-1)                    4  3  0         FUCHI OWNED