DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/21/2013    Duedate: 06/17/2013

TELORINTHE ARENA

DM-83    TURN-79

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

STEAL HOME
BAD SIGNS (24)
(83-138) [28-12-2,132]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ROID FLOYD                     POSITION IS EMPTY
PUNY ORC PELOTON (8)           
(83-61) [16-4-0,139]           

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

STEAL HOME                     CUSTODIAN
BAD SIGNS (24)                 OLDIES (5)
(83-138) [28-12-2,132]         (83-325) [13-15-1,79]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

PUNY ORC PELOTON (8)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. OLDIES (5)                  29
2. BAD SIGNS (24)              16      OLDIES (5)
3. PUNY ORC PELOTON (8)        15      Unchartered Team
4. MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)          12
5. NONSUCH HOUSE (39)           7       (-1)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 OLDIES (5)               268 126  9 68.0   1/ 1 PUNY ORC PELOTON (8)     11  4 0
 2/ 2 PUNY ORC PELOTON (8)      63  37  1 63.0   2/ 3 MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)        7  8 2
 3/ 0 BAD SIGNS (24)           123  75  8 62.1   3/ 4 NONSUCH HOUSE (39)        6  5 0
 4/ 3 NONSUCH HOUSE (39)        44  32  1 57.9   4/ 2 OLDIES (5)                6  8 0
 5/ 4 MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)       133 157  8 45.9   5/ 0 BAD SIGNS (24)            1  3 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 361): IMA SLAYER of YOU PAY I SLAY (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 358): THE INFLUENCER of LORD OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 356): WAKIZASHI of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 312): BETTINA CHIM of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 334): ROSELYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 328): FRASIER of CHEERS (Otis, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 315): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 309): CONFLICT of DRAGONS GUARD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 293): DIAN WEI of ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 286): DILLIS RHIN of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 262): KHARAS of WRATHMEN XIV (Khradmon, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 263): FILING FEE of BASH BROS LAWYER (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 263): FRISBEE of FOUND IN THE SAND (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 78): BAD BAD BASSO of PUNY ORC PELOTON (slugbait, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 260): HOPE of MERC'D MAFIA (Centauri, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 361): STEEL PROPHETS (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 358): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 356): THE STORM REAVERS (?, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 312): STEEL WOLVES 2 (Lobo, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 334): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 328): CHEERS (Otis, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 315): LIFE IMAPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 309): DRAGONS GUARD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 293): ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 286): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 262): WRATHMEN XIV (Khradmon, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 263): BASH BROS LAWYER (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 263): THE FLYING FISH (?, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 78): PUNY ORC PELOTON (slugbait, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 260): BAD GUYS et al (Consortium, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 358): THE INFLUENCER of LORD OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 356): WAKIZASHI of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 327): BLIZZARD of FAST FOOD (Madwand, mgr.)
                               SLUGBAIT of I HATE THEM (Rillion, mgr.)
                               WRATH of OBSIDIAN ORDER (Skaven, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 309): GLOATING GARDENIA of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 292): HARAZIM KOREH of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 286): DILLIS RHIN of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 261): SINCEMILLA of WRATHMEN XIV (Khradmon, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 262): CANCELLED APPT of BASH BROS HAIR CUT
                                              (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 78): SAM TALL of MIDDLE WAY 21 (Jorja, mgr.)
                              CONTRACT BRIDGE of OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Contact Bridge, I will not be sad to see you go.  I've gotten lucky the last two
matches and broken weapons for the win.  At some point that was not going to last.
Fare well and don't let the door hit you on the way out.

     Small Tall I am not surprised to see you leave either.  I hope you will honor me
by fighting me on your last fight.  And while you're at it teach me a couple of
useful skills.

Bad Bad Basso

                                      SPY REPORT

     Welcome TELORINTHE.  I, Olaf Modeen remember this place well.  Many the fights 
have I fought here.  The celebrations, the disappointments...  What's with ALTAR BOY? 
He actually beat MIDDLE WAY 21's TAMARIND URLIK, and walked away with 20 more points 
from the fight.  Major screwup at MIDDLE WAY 21.  TAMARIND URLIK lost 10 points to 
ALTAR BOY.  Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe TAMARIND URLIK will provide more 
easy wins...  I'm sure TELORINTHE is excited about STEAL HOME, the new Duelmaster 
from BAD SIGNS.  (remember?)  But when you've seen as many as I have...  I suppose 
you want to hear some rumors and dirty gossip about your fellow fighters?  Tough!   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...  The most avoided team 
was NONSUCH HOUSE.  Management must be dealin', as the boys at OLDIES ain't reelin'!  
NONSUCH HOUSE's mad!  What do people see in SAM TALL?  His 23-35-1?  MIDDLE WAY 21 
ain't talkin', but he's got 122 points.   
     Warriors of TELORINTHE unite.  You have only your games to lose!  Here's some 
advice:  study your opponent, master many skills, fight dirty.   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  All 
work and no play makes Olaf a dull fighter.  Work and play no fighter dull Olaf.  
Olaffighterwork and no play.  Time for my medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, 
practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STEAL HOME 138               28  12  2   132       BAD SIGNS (24)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROID FLOYD 61                16   4  0   139       PUNY ORC PELOTON (8)
 BAD BAD BASSO 58             15   5  0    99       PUNY ORC PELOTON (8)
-STEEL MUSE 287                9   6  0    92       NONSUCH HOUSE (39)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LUMP 269                     16   7  0    90       BAD SIGNS (24)
 OUT FOR A DUCK 275           11   8  0    83       BAD SIGNS (24)
 MELANIE OBERN 324            14  15  2    82       MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)
-WHITEY D'EAGLE 289            9   6  0    81       NONSUCH HOUSE (39)
 CUSTODIAN 325                13  15  1    79       OLDIES (5)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CORNELIUS 285                10   6  0    65       NONSUCH HOUSE (39)
 SPANISH BEEF 366              9   4  0    59       PUNY ORC PELOTON (8)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PETRO SALM 337               11  16  0    49       MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)
 SPORT 368                     7   5  0    47       OLDIES (5)
-ROOK 286                      9   6  0    44       NONSUCH HOUSE (39)
-SILVERBACK 288                7   8  1    37       NONSUCH HOUSE (39)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SKY HIGH OMERTA 383           3   2  0    31       PUNY ORC PELOTON (8)
-CONSTRUCTION ZONE 284         5   6  0    30       BAD SIGNS (24)
 OLOVOR PARIS 371              5   4  2    25       MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)
 ALTAR BOY 384                 2   2  0    25       OLDIES (5)
 KELLUMBO'S INITS. 296         4   7  3    24       BAD SIGNS (24)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TAMARIND URLIK 370            2   7  0    13       MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)
 WIGIN'S WIG 396               1   0  0     6       PUNY ORC PELOTON (8)
 7TH & MAIN 390                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?
CONVICTED THIEF         0  0 0                      OLOVOR PARIS 371       79  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

All, ouch!  That hurt!  I haven't had an opher in ages.  Took too much for granted,
perhaps.  Gonna have to put the team on two-a-days. -- Coach

Slugbait -- 9-5 and you just added another to make it 9-6.  The Consortium is
discussing not renewing my contract.  You think you can get me on as an intern? --
Coach
P.S.  Congrats to Duelmaster Big Bad Basso.

Sam Tall -- Even though you did close down Circle K, on behalf of The Oldies, I
salute you for your Lord Protectorship.  Contract Bridge said he would be honored to
travel to The Isle with you. -- Coach

Sam Tall -- I simply was not good enough to beat you.  No wonder you are a Lord
Protector. -- Custodian

BBB -- I thought I had that contract made, but, no, you set me two tricks.  Nice
play, you riverboat gambler.  (Is that similar to a cyclist on steroids?) -- Contract
Bridge (feeling clubbed in his heart)

Cornelius -- You made me look bad.  Salute! -- Sport

Tamarin Urlik -- I just simply got to the altar too late and you slipped away with
all the collection.  I am in big trouble. -- Altar Boy

All -- Please welcome my newest warrior, "7th & Main."  He is the site of my very
first home at the corner of the one and only stoplight in Cannelton, IN. -- Coach

Health.  Humility.  Honor.  (But no ophers!) -- Coach

Contract Bridge, who becomes grad # 959 for The Consortium, looks like this:
a very mediocre 9-13-16-17-9-13-7 striker
normal endu, good damage (bonus endu, +2 Init)
would somehow go to The Isle at 23-10-1, if today
2 DM titles
skill learn rate = 1.93
seemed to like pointy weapons:
DA 7-47-1 , 1 kill
LO 9-34-1 (despite light two ST)
SS 27-239-9
Adexes Init and Decise; Expert Riposte
      Coach

Rook -- Here I was going to try and check mate you with my maul and you slipped
passed me. -- Sky High

Petro Salm -- How could you have taught me nothing?  Nothing, I'm not that dumb. --
Spanish Beef

Whitey -- Not what I expected, but I'll take it. -- Roid

Bad Bad Basso -- You did okay against the Bridge.  Hang in there. -- Sam Tall

Our congratulations to Contract Bridge. -- Jorja and the Middle Way

Sky High Omerta -- Luck is good.  I keep trying to train up my LK and not succeeding.
-- Olovor Paris

Contract Bridge -- Well, you got 'em.  Go, boy, go! -- Melanie Obern

Hmm.  Two-three.  I mopped the floor with the Custodian, Tamarind sent the Altar Boy
back to school, and for the rest... losses. -- Sam Tall

Steel Muse -- I was looking for something more... silky. -- Melanie Obern

Spanish Beef -- It did NOT taste like chicken. -- Petro Salm

Silverback -- I REFUSE to believe you're a dwarf. -- Olovor Paris
P.S.  We know the Commission makes these dumb mistakes.  I'm not a golem, either.

Altar Boy -- Maybe if you'd paid attention to your training, you would have KNOWN not
to put that candle in your mouth. -- Tamarind Urlik

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CUSTODIAN was unbelievably bested by SAM TALL in a 5 minute master's Bloodfeud fight.
BAD BAD BASSO was viciously subdued by STEAL HOME in a popular 3 minute Title match.
ROID FLOYD bested LUMP in a popular 2 minute contest.
CONTRACT BRIDGE defeated OUT FOR A DUCK in a 2 minute match.
MELANIE OBERN devastated KUNG-FU MASTER in a popular 1 minute uneven brawl.
CORNELIUS devastated PETRO SALM in a 1 minute mismatched match.
SPORT was unbelievably bested by SPANISH BEEF in a action packed 3 minute fight.
SKY HIGH OMERTA unbelievably bested KELLUMBO'S INITS. in a 4 minute duel.
TAMARIND URLIK was overpowered by ALTAR BOY in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
OLOVOR PARIS easily killed CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
7TH & MAIN was subdued by WIGIN'S WIG in a 1 minute amateur's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -   8 -  0      62  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL     16 -  11 -  0      59  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         TOTAL PARRY       17 -  12 -  1      59  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -   9 -  1      57  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         AIMED BLOW        15 -  13 -  0      54  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         BASHING ATTACK    10 -   9 -  2      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    11 -  15 -  1      42  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   5 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn  79 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    STEAL HOME 138             28  12  2  132 BAD SIGNS (24)
AIMED BLOW       ROID FLOYD 61              16   4  0  139 PUNY ORC PELOTON (8)
TOTAL PARRY      BAD BAD BASSO 58           15   5  0   99 PUNY ORC PELOTON (8)
SLASHING ATTACK  SPORT 368                   7   5  0   47 OLDIES (5)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is STEAL HOME 138.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was CUSTODIAN 325.  The ten other most popular fighters were KELLUMBO'S INITS. 296, 
SPORT 368, STEAL HOME 138, ROID FLOYD 61, MELANIE OBERN 324, SPANISH BEEF 366, ALTAR 
BOY 384, WIGIN'S WIG 396, OUT FOR A DUCK 275, and CORNELIUS 285.

The least popular fighter this week was 7TH & MAIN 390.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were TAMARIND URLIK 370, PETRO SALM 337, LUMP 269, BAD BAD BASSO 58, OLOVOR 
PARIS 371, SKY HIGH OMERTA 383, CORNELIUS 285, OUT FOR A DUCK 275, WIGIN'S WIG 396, 
and ALTAR BOY 384.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

STEAL HOME (83-138) BAD SIGNS (24)
ROID FLOYD (83-61) PUNY ORC PELOTON (8)

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

SAM TALL (83-293) MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)
CONTRACT BRIDGE (83-308) OLDIES (5)