DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/26/2013    Duedate: 03/25/2013

TELORINTHE ARENA

DM-83    TURN-76

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BAD BAD BASSO
PUNY ORC PELOTON (8)
(83-58) [13-4-0,96]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ROID FLOYD                     POSITION IS EMPTY
PUNY ORC PELOTON (8)           
(83-61) [13-4-0,112]           

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CONTRACT BRIDGE                CONTRACT BRIDGE
OLDIES (5)                     OLDIES (5)
(83-308) [22-9-1,83]           (83-308) [22-9-1,83]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

PUNY ORC PELOTON (8)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. PUNY ORC PELOTON (8)        29
2. MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)          19      OLDIES (5)
3. NONSUCH HOUSE (39)           9      Unchartered Team
4. OLDIES (5)                 -14
                                       2010 IN LETTERS (46)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 OLDIES (5)               262 118  9 68.9   1/ 1 PUNY ORC PELOTON (8)      9  6 0
 2/ 2 PUNY ORC PELOTON (8)      52  33  1 61.2   2/ 2 OLDIES (5)                8  7 0
 3/ 3 NONSUCH HOUSE (39)        38  27  1 58.5   3/ 3 NONSUCH HOUSE (39)        8  7 0
 4/ 4 MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)       126 149  6 45.8   4/ 4 MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)        6  9 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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                              ---===SLOW ARENA NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 358): PENNY of YOU PAY I SLAY (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 355): LILY OF SARMATIA of DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 353): DRONE-ON of BAD NEWS BEES (Stinger, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 309): MASSEY of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 331): ROSELYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 325): SOUTH SPOON of OTTODROME TW (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 312): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 306): CONFLICT of DRAGONS GUARD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 290): DIAN WEI of ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 283): COCO NUTTAL of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 259): SINCEMILLA of WRATHMEN XIV (Khradmon, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 260): TOO SHORT of BASH BROS HAIR CUT (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 260): MRALISSA LOON of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 75): CONTRACT BRIDGE of OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 258): GABBER KNIGHT of 500 BPM (The Mun, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 358): MIDDLE WAY 11 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 355): LORD OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 353): BAD NEWS BEES (Stinger, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 309): THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 331): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 325): OBG! (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 312): LIFE IMAPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 306): FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 290): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 283): IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 259): PIZZA TOPPINGS (Warlock, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 260): BASH BROS HAIRCUT (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 260): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 75): PUNY ORC PELOTON (slugbait, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 258): CRAZY CREEPS (Consortium, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 355): POSTAGE of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 353): DRONE-ON of BAD NEWS BEES (Stinger, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 325): TALKEETNA of ALASKAN PIPELINE (Storm Lord, mgr.)
                               TEMPTRESS of LUROCIAN DEVILS (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
                               SCOMSSS'S NIGHTMARE of THE OPERA (Manager, mgr.)
                   (turn 324): LATKA of SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 306): CAUSTIC CROCUS of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 259): NAEFAN ORDH of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 074): LIFE SCOUT of OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Well, here I am on top of the heap again.  The major slam!  A guy could get used
to this, I guess.  I wish I thought I ought to get used to it, but I suspect that
sometime, probably soon, my luck streak will go south and I will be clubbed and my
heart broken in spades.
     I went right at Melanie Obern, taking my tricks right off the top for game.  I
didn't need to finess, thank the gods!  She's a diamond, but when we play in no
trump, I am at my best.
     Perhaps I can take this column to introduce my newest teammate?  Welcome Altar
Boy.  He may not have the greatest makeup, but he does seem to have some kind of
heavenly luck factor on his side.  May the knack be with him.
     Will it be Roid or Sam?  Who will challenge?  With whom will I match?  Will I
challenge?  Will the next Duelmaster be a diamond?  To be continued... (hopefully).
                                 Contract Bridge, DMII

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail TELORINTHE!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for 
your deeds.  And let's see, WHITEY D'EAGLE fought CONVICTED ASSASSIN and gained 12 
points and contributed to NONSUCH HOUSE's 2-3-0.  POSTAL TURNCOAT has lost to SPORT, 
falling 5 points, while helping make PUNY ORC PELOTON a 2-3-0 turn.  And not without 
some honor, BAD BAD BASSO now claims the title and throne of Duelmaster of 
TELORINTHE.  By the way, was that our Duelmaster that I saw last night, cramped under 
the table at The Swinging Aardvark?   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.  I also notice that the NONSUCH 
HOUSE stable was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on TELORINTHE, what are you 
afraid of?  And guess who avoided NONSUCH HOUSE stable the most?  Believe it or not, 
it was OLDIES.  Anyone surprised?  Well, sports fans, take notice that WHITEY D'EAGLE 
from NONSUCH HOUSE was TELORINTHE's most challenged warrior this turn.  ROID FLOYD of 
PUNY ORC PELOTON had better have a good reason for challenging down 9 points in a 
challenge which he won.  I thought ROID FLOYD showed great skill and promise when he 
defeated SAM TALL.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  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 TELORINTHE, 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                  
 BAD BAD BASSO 58             13   4  0    96       PUNY ORC PELOTON (8)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROID FLOYD 61                13   4  0   112       PUNY ORC PELOTON (8)
 SAM TALL 293                 20  35  0    95       MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)
 MELANIE OBERN 324            13  13  2    93       MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CONTRACT BRIDGE 308          22   9  1    83       OLDIES (5)
 STEEL MUSE 287                8   5  0    81       NONSUCH HOUSE (39)
 WHITEY D'EAGLE 289            9   4  0    78       NONSUCH HOUSE (39)
 CIRCLE K 354                 12   5  0    73       OLDIES (5)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CUSTODIAN 325                12  13  1    66       OLDIES (5)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SPORT 368                     6   3  0    53       OLDIES (5)
 PETRO SALM 337               10  14  0    46       MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)
 CORNELIUS 285                 7   6  0    43       NONSUCH HOUSE (39)
 ROOK 286                      8   5  0    40       NONSUCH HOUSE (39)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SILVERBACK 288                6   7  1    26       NONSUCH HOUSE (39)
 SPANISH BEEF 366              6   4  0    26       PUNY ORC PELOTON (8)
 POSTAL TURNCOAT 369           4   4  1    24       PUNY ORC PELOTON (8)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OLOVOR PARIS 371              4   2  1    22       MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)
 SKY HIGH OMERTA 383           1   1  0    10       PUNY ORC PELOTON (8)
 TAMARIND URLIK 370            1   5  0     8       MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)
 ALTAR BOY 384                 0   1  0     1       OLDIES (5)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Orcs on top with 37 big points?  Orcs 1 -- Oldies 0?  What is this world coming to?
-- Coach (Now worried about contract renewal.)

     And they're PUNY orcs, too!

9-4?  Well, that SHOULD be enough for a contract extension with a little raise. --
Coach

Big Bad Basso -- You would beat up on poor overworked Custodian?  Shame!  And
Slugbait used to be such a nice guy. (wink) -- Coach

Khalhums Dwarf -- That's not right!  I had you!  I did.  Then, you got me, you
meanie. -- Circle K

     If you can't keep your grip, is that MY fault? -- Kaor Steelbone, Not From
     Khalhums

Steel Muse -- Thanks for being my last win.  I thought it was rather aMUSEing. --
Life Scout, retired

Melanie Obern -- I will take that hard fought squeaker.  I'm glad I still get to
write a DM Column, but wish I didn't have to write it.  You know? -- Contract Bridge
(marking down the score for a small slam)

Whitey D'Eagle -- I am impressed and hurt.  Kudos, I guess.  I have to get going
because I have a LOT of working out to do after that embarrassment. -- Sport

Health.  Humility.  Honor. -- Coach

Sam Tall -- Kind of an unfair challenge which tells you how much I don't want to face
the Coach's warriors. -- Roid

Olovor -- Really much closer then I wanted.  I was hoping to nip our fight in back
with a quick dagger to the back. -- Turncoat

Sliverback -- You hit like a gorilla and you look like one too? -- Beef (with you)

Coach -- Did I just got 1-0 against you?!  I'm quitting this game right how.  It will
never happen again.  9-4. -- slugbait

Custodian -- Thank you for teaching me an attack skill.  I aim to never use it. --
Bad Bad 

Tamarind -- A true battle of the sucky.  The fact that I won is not related to the
fact that I don't suck but rather to my luck. -- Sky High

Coach -- I aim to perfect the art of sandbagging by letting you win the title. --
Your pal sluggy

Congrats Life Scout. -- slugbait

Roid Floyd -- And why aren't YOU graduating?  I thought that was my role here, boost
people to graduation while hanging around for years myself. -- Sam Tall

Cornelius -- Luck, nothing but luck... since I can't blame your win on hidden tourney
fights. -- Petro Salm

Postal Turncoat -- Be sure to shake the snow off before you put it back on.  The way
it's coming down now... whew!  Could be a serious mess. -- Olovor Paris

Contract Bridge -- Huh, just you WAIT.  I'm thinking maybe I'll bring tarot cards to
our next match.  Tricky things, tarot cards.  I played poker with 'em last week, got
a full house, and four people at the table *died*.  Powerful magic. -- Melanie Obern

Sky High Omerta -- And that totally wraps up an oh-fer turn for us.  Darn.  I wanted
to pull off the only win.  For the distinction, you know. -- Tamarind Ulrik

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ROID FLOYD devastated SAM TALL in a 2 minute gruesome mismatched Challenge fight.
STEEL MUSE was subdued by MELANIE OBERN in a 1 minute Challenge melee.
SPANISH BEEF was savagely defeated by PETRO SALM in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
SKY HIGH OMERTA was viciously subdued by OLOVOR PARIS in a 2 minute Challenge contest.
CONTRACT BRIDGE was luckily beaten by BAD BAD BASSO in a 7 minute Title match.
CIRCLE K vanquished ROOK in a 1 minute brutal mismatched fight.
CUSTODIAN viciously subdued CORNELIUS in a popular 4 minute gruesome competition.
WHITEY D'EAGLE vanquished CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute uneven duel.
SPORT vanquished POSTAL TURNCOAT in a 1 minute uneven fight.
TAMARIND URLIK lost to SILVERBACK in a 2 minute fight.
ALTAR BOY was defeated by EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a popular 1 minute beginner's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -   5 -  0      72  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         SLASHING ATTACK   16 -  10 -  1      62  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         AIMED BLOW        16 -  11 -  1      59  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    14 -  11 -  1      56  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         TOTAL PARRY       18 -  16 -  0      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   6 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         WALL OF STEEL     13 -  15 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   5 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn  76 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      BAD BAD BASSO 58           13   4  0   96 PUNY ORC PELOTON (8)
AIMED BLOW       ROID FLOYD 61              13   4  0  112 PUNY ORC PELOTON (8)
STRIKING ATTACK  CONTRACT BRIDGE 308        22   9  1   83 OLDIES (5)
LUNGING ATTACK   WHITEY D'EAGLE 289          9   4  0   78 NONSUCH HOUSE (39)
SLASHING ATTACK  SPORT 368                   6   3  0   53 OLDIES (5)
WALL OF STEEL    CORNELIUS 285               7   6  0   43 NONSUCH HOUSE (39)
PARRY-STRIKE     ROOK 286                    8   5  0   40 NONSUCH HOUSE (39)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CONTRACT BRIDGE 308.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was CONTRACT BRIDGE 308.  The ten other most popular fighters were CUSTODIAN 
325, ROID FLOYD 61, OLOVOR PARIS 371, PETRO SALM 337, SKY HIGH OMERTA 383, CIRCLE K 
354, SPORT 368, SILVERBACK 288, MELANIE OBERN 324, and BAD BAD BASSO 58.

The least popular fighter this week was POSTAL TURNCOAT 369.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were ROOK 286, SPANISH BEEF 366, SAM TALL 293, ALTAR BOY 384, 
TAMARIND URLIK 370, WHITEY D'EAGLE 289, STEEL MUSE 287, CORNELIUS 285, BAD BAD BASSO 
58, and MELANIE OBERN 324.