DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/13/2013    Duedate: 09/09/2013

TELORINTHE ARENA

DM-83    TURN-82

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

STEEL MUSE
NONSUCH HOUSE (39)
(83-287) [12-6-0,117]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

STEEL MUSE                     ORGAN GRINDER
NONSUCH HOUSE (39)             CHAPEL OF THE GHOULS (21)
(83-287) [12-6-0,117]          (83-124) [4-1-1,26]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CUSTODIAN                      WHITEY D'EAGLE
OLDIES (5)                     NONSUCH HOUSE (39)
(83-325) [14-17-1,74]          (83-289) [10-8-0,86]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BAD SIGNS (24)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. NONSUCH HOUSE (39)          24
2. BAD SIGNS (24)              23      OLDIES (5)
3. CHAPEL OF THE GHOULS (21)   23      Unchartered Team
4. MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)          16
5. DOC LEGRANDS' LAB (53)       0CHAPEL OF THE GHOULS (21)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*DOC LEGRANDS' LAB (53)     4   1  2 80.0   1/ 1 BAD SIGNS (24)           11  4 2
 2/ 2 OLDIES (5)               275 133  9 67.4   2/ 3 OLDIES (5)                7  7 0
 3/ 3 BAD SIGNS (24)           134  79 10 62.9   3/ 5 NONSUCH HOUSE (39)        7  8 0
 4/ 0*CHAPEL OF THE GHOUL (21)  15   9  1 62.5   4/ 2 MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)        6  7 0
 5- 4 PUNY ORC PELOTON (8)      65  40  1 61.9   5- 6*DOC LEGRANDS' LAB (53)    4  1 2
 6/ 5 NONSUCH HOUSE (39)        51  40  1 56.0   6/ 0*CHAPEL OF THE GHOUL (21)  4  1 1
 7/ 6 MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)       139 164  8 45.9   7- 4 PUNY ORC PELOTON (8)      2  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 364): URA GONER of YOU PAY I SLAY (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 361): TALISMAN of MAGICAL MADNESS (Dameon Darkheart, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 359): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 315): PEKING DUCK of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 337): ERMINE of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 331): LEGION of LUROCIAN DEVILS (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 318): C IS FOR COOKIE of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 312): PETULANT PANSY of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 296): DESERT PEARL of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 289): NAZARETH of CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 265): SEAM of ARENAS III (Khradmon, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 266): RUTABAGA of VEGGIES II (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 266): R.S.I. of ALPHABET SOUP (Crip?, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 81): STEEL MUSE of NONSUCH HOUSE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 264): HARI-KARI of WHAT A WAY TO GO! II (Crip, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 364): PEASANT REBELLION (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 361): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 359): MILITARY MAYHEM (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 315): DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 337): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 331): LAND OF OZ (Oz, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 318): OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 312): DRAGONS GUARD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 296): STEEL WOLVES 5 (Lobo, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 289): BEATRICE (Dante, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 265): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 266): NL CENTRAL (?, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 266): WORLD WIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 81): BAD SIGNS (Dark Oracle, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 264): HANGOVERS et al (Crip, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 364): URA GONER of YOU PAY I SLAY (Khisanth, mgr.)
                           IMA SLAYER of YOU PAY I SLAY (Khisanth, mgr.)
               (turn 363): ALAMO of SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 360): CAPEX of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 359): THRALL of THE STORM REAVERS (?, mgr.)
                   (turn 358): KATANA of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 336): ROSELYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 330): RAVAGE of OBSIDIAN ORDER (Skaven, mgr.)
                               NO BATHROOM of BASH BROS PARK (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 295): WORZEEL of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 265): SEAM of ARENAS III (Khradmon, mgr.)
                             BROWN EYED SUSAN of NEW YORK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 265): FRISBEE of FOUND IN THE SAND (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Telorinthe!

     As a team we thought we would claim the title here eventually, but this was a
bit more quickly than expected.  I was a bit surprised by the challenge by the Duck
Sign, but I will take my opportunities where I can get them.  And I will take the
throne when I can get it.
     And keep it for as long as I can.  There are three very different challengers
for the throne--an Aimed Blow, a slasher, and a TP.  I'm pretty sure I can beat any
of them--with the right strategy.  But it is important to match strategy with foe, so
I will have to challenge carefully.  I think, perhaps, I shall start with the TP.
Why not?
     As for the rest of my team--there are no others quite like them.  It is quite
the group.  No doubt you will have a chance to hear from the others in this column at
some point.  Silverback, in particular, would write something interesting.  Perhaps I
will do a better job next time?

Steel Muse,

Duelmaster of Telorinthe

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail TELORINTHE!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for 
your deeds.  And let's see, KELLUMBO'S INITS. fought SPORT and gained 12 points and 
contributed to BAD SIGNS' 3-2-0.  SPORT has lost to KELLUMBO'S INITS., falling 13 
points, while helping make OLDIES a 2-2-0 turn.  OUT FOR A DUCK challenged for the 
Duelmastership this turn, attempting to dethrone NONSUCH HOUSE's warrior.  The 
attempts to dethrone the Duelmaster have failed, and STEEL MUSE remains TELORINTHE's 
top warrior for another turn.  Can someone confirm a rumor for me?  I hear the top 
team makes their losing fighters do dishes at The Warty Toad until they win.  Maybe?  
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.  OLDIES has cause to stand tall, as 
they were TELORINTHE's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to 
beat.  And avoiding OLDIES more than any other team we find BAD SIGNS.  TELORINTHE, 
are we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  The most challenged warrior 
this turn was MIDDLE WAY 21's warrior MELANIE OBERN.  More fighters challenged her 
than challenged the Duelmaster!   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  Is it really true that TELORINTHE 
has more dishwashers per capita that fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     I like this place, TELORINTHE, the taverns have old wine, and young serving 
girls.  Who could ask for more?  Well, I'm burning daylight here in TELORINTHE and 
I've a long road ahead of me.  Happy Trails.  Until the sun next rises and my pen 
sets to paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STEEL MUSE 287               12   6  0   117       NONSUCH HOUSE (39)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MELANIE OBERN 324            17  15  2   103       MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)
 LUMP 269                     18   8  0    97       BAD SIGNS (24)
 OUT FOR A DUCK 275           12  10  0    96       BAD SIGNS (24)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHITEY D'EAGLE 289           10   8  0    86       NONSUCH HOUSE (39)
-BAD BAD BASSO 58             15   6  0    82       PUNY ORC PELOTON (8)
 CUSTODIAN 325                14  17  1    74       OLDIES (5)
 CORNELIUS 285                11   8  0    73       NONSUCH HOUSE (39)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KELLUMBO'S INITS. 296         7   7  3    66       BAD SIGNS (24)
 CONSTRUCTION ZONE 284         8   6  0    63       BAD SIGNS (24)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SPANISH BEEF 366              9   5  0    56       PUNY ORC PELOTON (8)
 PETRO SALM 337               12  18  0    54       MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)
 SPORT 368                     9   6  0    46       OLDIES (5)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROOK 286                     10   8  0    43       NONSUCH HOUSE (39)
 SILVERBACK 288                8  10  1    36       NONSUCH HOUSE (39)
 ST. MICHAEL'S 397             3   0  0    36       OLDIES (5)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OLOVOR PARIS 371              6   6  2    26       MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)
 ORGAN GRINDER 124             4   1  1    26       CHAPEL OF THE GHOULS (21)
 ALTAR BOY 384                 3   4  0    24       OLDIES (5)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SKY HIGH OMERTA 383           3   3  0    23       PUNY ORC PELOTON (8)
 TAMARIND URLIK 370            3   9  0    22       MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)
-WIGIN'S WIG 396               2   0  0    21       PUNY ORC PELOTON (8)
-JADE JAGUAR 391               1   0  1    21       DOC LEGRANDS' LAB (53)
 NOCTURNAL RITES 127           5   0  0    17       CHAPEL OF THE GHOULS (21)
 MORBID ANGEL 126              3   2  0    17       CHAPEL OF THE GHOULS (21)
-LAPIS LEOPARD 392             1   0  0    15       DOC LEGRANDS' LAB (53)
-ONYX OCELOT 395               1   0  1    14       DOC LEGRANDS' LAB (53)
 SIN EATER 123                 3   1  0    10       CHAPEL OF THE GHOULS (21)
 NAPLESS TODDLER 398           1   1  1    10       BAD SIGNS (24)
-PYRITE PUMA 394               1   0  0     6       DOC LEGRANDS' LAB (53)
 CORPSE SPITTER 290            0   3  0     3       CHAPEL OF THE GHOULS (21)
-TOPAZ TIGER 393               0   1  0     1       DOC LEGRANDS' LAB (53)
 TERENA VEREK 400              0   1  0     1       MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)

'-' 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                      ORGAN GRINDER 124      82  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Still haven't received the turn as of 7-28, so personals will be short. (e requested)
-- Oldies Publicity Manager

Congrats to DM Steel Muse. -- Coach

Rook -- Checkmate. -- Sport

Tamarind -- I had fun; did you? -- St. Michaels

M. Chardinee -- Phbbbbbt!  Thanks for the W. -- Custodiam (cleaning out the riff
raff)

Construction Zone -- What?!  I am telling Father.  He will put a curse on you. --
Altar Boy

7th & Main was hosed everywhere and 11-10-13-11-8-14-17 to boot.  I shelved him to
the 3rd team and he quit. -- Coach
P.S.  No new recruit yet.  Going short.

Custodian -- I've already got a promise from Debby Tonte that she'll show up for the
Grand Opening this winter. -- Sam Tall
P.S.  And she's bringing "the other girls."

Whitey D'Eagle -- Oh, sorry, I didn't mean to hit you with that bone.  But I thought
the steward called you a BEAGLE, and, well, beagles like bones, right? -- Melanie
Obern

Kellumbo's Inits. -- Very Bad Sign. -- Petro Salm

St. Michael's -- I find that offensive.  I am NOT a dragon. -- Tamarind Urlik
P.S.  Dragons are mostly blond, anyway.
P.P.S.  And how come you got five skills AND the win?  That's unbalanced!

Oh, scribes.  Pooh.  Especially Embezzling Scribes.  Pah. -- Olovor Paris

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

OUT FOR A DUCK was bested by STEEL MUSE in a 3 minute Challenge Title fight.
CUSTODIAN was demolished by MELANIE OBERN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
KELLUMBO'S INITS. vanquished SPORT in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
CONSTRUCTION ZONE overpowered PETRO SALM in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
ST. MICHAEL'S devastated OLOVOR PARIS in a 1 minute uneven Challenge brawl.
NAPLESS TODDLER was narrowly defeated by TAMARIND URLIK in a 2 minute struggle.
LUMP unbelievably bested WHITEY D'EAGLE in a action packed 3 minute fight.
CORNELIUS viciously subdued KUNG-FU MASTER in a 2 minute gruesome duel.
SILVERBACK was unbelievably bested by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute fight.
ROOK outwaited THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a slow 13 minute fight.
ALTAR BOY savagely defeated CORPSE SPITTER in a popular 2 minute gory melee.
NOCTURNAL RITES subdued PERSISTANT BEGGAR in a unpopular 5 minute amateur's match.
MORBID ANGEL devastated CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
ORGAN GRINDER butchered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
SIN EATER outwaited TERENA VEREK in a 7 minute gory beginner's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         SLASHING ATTACK   14 -   8 -  2      64  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         STRIKING ATTACK   20 -  12 -  1      63  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY       14 -   9 -  1      61  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         WALL OF STEEL     17 -  13 -  1      57  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    18 -  19 -  1      49  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         AIMED BLOW        11 -  12 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK    13 -  15 -  1      46  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   7 -  0      30  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn  82 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       1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  4         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         2  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  STEEL MUSE 287             12   6  0  117 NONSUCH HOUSE (39)
SLASHING ATTACK  MELANIE OBERN 324          17  15  2  103 MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)
TOTAL PARRY      LUMP 269                   18   8  0   97 BAD SIGNS (24)
AIMED BLOW       OUT FOR A DUCK 275         12  10  0   96 BAD SIGNS (24)
LUNGING ATTACK   WHITEY D'EAGLE 289         10   8  0   86 NONSUCH HOUSE (39)
WALL OF STEEL    CORNELIUS 285              11   8  0   73 NONSUCH HOUSE (39)
PARRY-STRIKE     ROOK 286                   10   8  0   43 NONSUCH HOUSE (39)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CUSTODIAN 325.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was WHITEY D'EAGLE 289.  The ten other most popular fighters were STEEL MUSE 287, 
ALTAR BOY 384, OUT FOR A DUCK 275, NAPLESS TODDLER 398, MELANIE OBERN 324, TAMARIND 
URLIK 370, KELLUMBO'S INITS. 296, ST. MICHAEL'S 397, LUMP 269, and CORNELIUS 285.

The least popular fighter this week was ROOK 286.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were NOCTURNAL RITES 127, SIN EATER 123, TERENA VEREK 400, CORPSE SPITTER 
290, OLOVOR PARIS 371, PETRO SALM 337, SPORT 368, MORBID ANGEL 126, CONSTRUCTION ZONE 
284, and CUSTODIAN 325.