DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/05/2013    Duedate: 12/02/2013

TELORINTHE ARENA

DM-83    TURN-85

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

OUT FOR A DUCK
BAD SIGNS (24)
(83-275) [14-11-0,113]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

OUT FOR A DUCK                 ORGAN GRINDER
BAD SIGNS (24)                 CHAPEL OF THE GHOULS (21)
(83-275) [14-11-0,113]         (83-124) [6-2-1,40]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

OUT FOR A DUCK                 TERENA VEREK
BAD SIGNS (24)                 MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)
(83-275) [14-11-0,113]         (83-400) [2-2-1,16]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

OLDIES (5)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)          36
2. CHAPEL OF THE GHOULS (21)   26      OLDIES (5)
3. BAD SIGNS (24)              20      Unchartered Team
4. OLDIES (5)                 -10
5. NONSUCH HOUSE (39)         -17CHAPEL 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 OLDIES (5)               284 139 10 67.1   1/ 3 OLDIES (5)                9  6 1
 2/ 2 BAD SIGNS (24)           141  87 10 61.8   2/ 1*CHAPEL OF THE GHOUL (21)  9  6 0
 3/ 3*CHAPEL OF THE GHOUL (21)  24  15  1 61.5   3/ 5 MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)        8  7 1
 4/ 4 NONSUCH HOUSE (39)        59  47  1 55.7   4/ 2 NONSUCH HOUSE (39)        8  7 0
 5/ 5 MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)       147 171  9 46.2   5/ 4 BAD SIGNS (24)            7  8 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 367): XARGOTH of THE BRETHREN (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 364): KOROSHIYA ICHI of LORD OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 362): GENERAL PURPOSE of MILITARY MAYHEM (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 318): DUCK WITH SWORDS of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 340): THE JANITOR of AVID FANS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 334): PAUL of CHEERS (Otis, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 321): THE BEATLES of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 315): DARGON of DRAGONS GUARD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 298): DESERT PEARL of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 291): NAZARETH of CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 268): DIRTY GIRL SCOUT of CORDIALS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 269): DON CORNBEEFLEON of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 269): EDMONDS of GASHOUSE GANG (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 84): STEEL MUSE of NONSUCH HOUSE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 266): HARI-KARI of WHAT A WAY TO GO! II (Crip, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 367): THE BROKEN CLAN (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 364): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 362): THE CANUCKS (?, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 317): DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 340): AVID FANS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 334): BAAL'S MINIONS (Var, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 321): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 315): FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 298): SPARF! (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 291): CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 268): NEW YORK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 269): MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 268): MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 267): GASHOUSE GANG (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 84): CHAPEL OF GHOULS (Var, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 266): HANGOVERS et al (Crip, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 367): XARGOTH of THE BRETHREN (?, mgr.)
                           ELDARRAN of THE BRETHREN (?, mgr.)
               (turn 366): YOSEMITE of SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 362): GENERAL PURPOSE of MILITARY MAYHEM (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 340): THE JANITOR of AVID FANS (Crip, mgr.)
                               A TALENT SCOUT of AVID FANS (Crip, mgr.)
                   (turn 339): AURORA MARIE of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 334): PAUL of CHEERS (Otis, mgr.)
                   (turn 333): CARLA of CHEERS (Otis, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 315): CONFLICT of DRAGONS GUARD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 314): PETULANT PANSY of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 269): DON CORNBEEFLEON of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 84): STEEL MUSE of NONSUCH HOUSE (Nomad, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Telorinthe!
     I have graduated!  Immortality!
     I always believed it could happen to me, but until it does, you still doubt.
Sure Dimetreas, our resident manager, kept saying "great damage is a big advantage.
And you're a striker, you hit hard and fast.  You got skills."  But in only 20
fights?  I guess it was a good thing that most of the vets cleared out before I got
up here.  Timing is everything, I guess.  (That is true about ripote skills as well,
by the way.)
     I'm trying to convince the boss to let me fight in AD as well.  Heck, I can't
get killed anymore, right?  But it seems unlikely.  Something about "anti-striker
bias" or some such crap.  But what is the use of having your own personal muse if you
just lock her in a closet?  (Figuratively speaking, of course.)  Yah, gotta let me
out if I am going to do anything!  How can I inspire if I am not allowed to do what I
do?  How can I be a-musing??
     But what can you do?  I shall take my broadsword to the Isle of the Eye and
continue to cheer on my teammates from afar.  Hopefully one of them (Cornelius?  Am I
inspiring you?) will take my place on this throne and soon join me in immortality.

Steel Muse,
Lord Protector and Duelmaster of Telorinthe

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail TELORINTHE!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for 
your deeds.  It seems the training can make the difference, as CHAPEL OF THE GHOULS 
is pushed out of top team by OLDIES, who came from 3rd with a 2-3-0 this turn.  The 
MIDDLE WAY 21 guild has had a 4-1-0 turn and deserves to be watched in the future.  
You never know where this kind of thing can lead.  And let's see, OUT FOR A DUCK 
fought CORNELIUS and gained 14 points and contributed to BAD SIGNS' 3-2-0.  
SILVERBACK has lost to PETRO SALM, falling 14 points, while helping make NONSUCH 
HOUSE a 1-4-0 turn.  Defending hers title for another turn, STEEL MUSE kept OLDIES' 
warrior, CUSTODIAN, from claiming the throne.  By the way, was that our Duelmaster 
that I saw last night, cramped under the table at The Swinging Aardvark?   
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.  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 BAD SIGNS.  Anyone 
surprised?  The most challenged warrior this turn was NONSUCH HOUSE's warrior 
CORNELIUS.  More fighters challenged him than challenged the Duelmaster!  Building 
dreams on hope, KELLUMBO'S INITS. challenged up 29 points this turn to take on 
MELANIE OBERN from MIDDLE WAY 21 stable.  Sad to say, KELLUMBO'S INITS. lost to 
MELANIE OBERN, and the attempt ended up costing KELLUMBO'S INITS. 2 recognition 
points.   
     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.  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                  
 OUT FOR A DUCK 275           14  11  0   113       BAD SIGNS (24)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MELANIE OBERN 324            19  16  2   102       MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CORNELIUS 285                13   9  0    90       NONSUCH HOUSE (39)
 CUSTODIAN 325                15  19  1    86       OLDIES (5)
 LUMP 269                     19  10  0    81       BAD SIGNS (24)
 WHITEY D'EAGLE 289           11  10  0    75       NONSUCH HOUSE (39)
 CONSTRUCTION ZONE 284        10   7  0    74       BAD SIGNS (24)
 PETRO SALM 337               14  19  0    72       MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KELLUMBO'S INITS. 296         8   9  3    67       BAD SIGNS (24)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SPORT 368                    11   7  0    58       OLDIES (5)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SILVERBACK 288               10  11  1    52       NONSUCH HOUSE (39)
 ALTAR BOY 384                 6   4  1    52       OLDIES (5)
 ST. MICHAEL'S 397             4   2  0    43       OLDIES (5)
 ROOK 286                     10  11  0    41       NONSUCH HOUSE (39)
 ORGAN GRINDER 124             6   2  1    40       CHAPEL OF THE GHOULS (21)
 NOCTURNAL RITES 127           7   1  0    36       CHAPEL OF THE GHOULS (21)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIN EATER 123                 5   2  0    32       CHAPEL OF THE GHOULS (21)
 OLOVOR PARIS 371              6   9  2    29       MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)
 TAMARIND URLIK 370            5  10  0    29       MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)
 MORBID ANGEL 126              5   3  0    27       CHAPEL OF THE GHOULS (21)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NAPLESS TODDLER 398           2   3  1    19       BAD SIGNS (24)
 TERENA VEREK 400              2   2  1    16       MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)
 CANNELTON 399                 2   1  0     7       OLDIES (5)
 LIPAN CONJURING 401           1   1  0     4       CHAPEL OF THE GHOULS (21)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Melanie Obern -- Looks like construction zones are the slowest things around here. --
Construction Zone

Rook -- That felt like I spent all fight poking at the castle walls. -- Kellumbo's
Inits.

Morbid Angel -- Do I sense a 21 Wit?  Things like that can keep me up at night. --
Napless Toddler

Cornelius -- Not the thumping I was expecting. -- Lump

Whitey D'Eagle -- Finally, I get to win one against the Nonsuch House. -- Out For A
Duck

Hey, all, might as well get a team and sign up for the Turf Wars in DM47.  It will be
good for what ails you. -- Coach

Lord Protector Steel Muse of Nonsuch House -- You are a fine Duelmaster, and I and my
Oldies salute you.  Your new LP Title is well-deserved. -- Coach

Well, Duelmaster Steel Muse, you sure showed me the difference between a steal weapon
and a wooden broomstick!  Please don't tell anyone about that rating I got! --
Custodian (cleaning the the puke and trash and trimmings of what apparently was a
fine celebration party at the Nonsuch house)

Organ Grinder -- Consider yourself ground. -- Sport

Terena -- Lucky, lucky, lucky me.  And I sure need luck! -- Cannelton

Fratsfa Slave -- Oops!  Sorry about that!  I musta snuck too much of that Communion
wine!  Sheesh!  Sorry I killed ya. -- Altar Boy (saying his "mea culpas")

Captured Orc -- There!  Gotcha!  Now I can turn you over to be excommunicated. -- St
Michaels

Good luck to all with other interests in The Mailer. -- Coach

Telorinthe -- I sought to keep my name hidden for a while.  It was no great secret,
just a little mystery and a chance for one of my first graduates, Dimetreas, to hone
his managerial skills.  But it seems HAL knew who I was.  So anyone who reads the
regional news portion of the newsletter will know that I am the manager who has a
Steel Muse.  I started the House some time ago and gave it 10 turns--it was possible
because we were the only unchartered team for most of that time and thus guaranteed
at least 2 free fights per turn.  When that little gift ran out, the Nonsuch House
was put on hold.  Now we are back, and will hopefully be able to be stable members of
the arena.  I have always liked the no-tourney format and want to support its
continued success.  I shall leave Dimetreas as my local man in charge and simply
remain the behind-the-scenes-boss. -- Nomad
P.S.  And if events allow, we will hopefully become far more vocal.  Failing to write
columns and ads is not my preferred method of operation.

     Sorry to blow your cover.  Next time you want to go "managerially incognito,"
     tell Sandy, and she'll make sure I know and don't give it away.  Shall we list
     Dimetreas as the manager here at present?
     Actually, I could forego the regional arena news altogether....

Custodian -- What a bummer.  Not only do you lose the fight, but then they make you
clean up afterwards.  That seems harsh. -- Steel Muse

Petro -- What can I say?  You just looked beatable.  Some people have that look, you
know? -- Silverback

Kellumbo's Inits -- Yep, a bad sign.  Somebody told me "challenge Kellumbo's, you can
take him."  Uh, yeah, thanks, Whitey. -- Rook

Lump -- Have you been told before that you have a fitting name?  I am glad to leave
the speed bump behind me. -- Cornelius

Out for a Duck -- that has to be the strangest name I have seen here.  Perhaps it
distracted me?  I gotta stay focused. -- Whitey d'Eagle

Our suspicions about the Altar Boy have been CONFIRMED!  He killed a slave.  He is a
Bad Altar Boy.

Napless Toddler -- You were GIVEN a bottle.  Of course, it had MILK in it, and you
seemed to be expecting vodka, so.... -- Tamarind Urlik

Our congratulations to Steel Muse. -- Jorja and those who walk the Middle Way

Construction Zone -- More like de-construction, if you ask me.  And I have had enough
of it. -- Melanie Obern

Silverback -- Looked more like steel, to me. -- Petro Salm

Nocturnal Rites -- Not for me.  I need my sleep. -- Tamarind Urlik

Sin Eater -- You give new meaning to the term "bad breath."  It's enough to gag a
maggot. -- Olovor Paris

Cannelton -- You're too old for me. -- Terena Verek

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

OUT FOR A DUCK devastated CORNELIUS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title fight.
KELLUMBO'S INITS. was vanquished by MELANIE OBERN in a 1 minute Challenge battle.
LUMP luckily beat WHITEY D'EAGLE in a crowd pleasing 4 minute master's Challenge duel.
ROOK was savagely defeated by ALTAR BOY in a 3 minute brutal Challenge fight.
SIN EATER bested OLOVOR PARIS in a 1 minute Challenge brawl.
NAPLESS TODDLER was vanquished by ORGAN GRINDER in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
MORBID ANGEL overpowered CANNELTON in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
LIPAN CONJURING was savagely defeated by TERENA VEREK in a 7 minute Challenge melee.
STEEL MUSE vanquished CUSTODIAN in a 1 minute uneven fight.
CONSTRUCTION ZONE vanquished ST. MICHAEL'S in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
PETRO SALM overpowered SILVERBACK in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
NOCTURNAL RITES was savagely defeated by SPORT in a 2 minute brutal match.
TAMARIND URLIK devastated CARLOI NOBLE in a 2 minute mismatched conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         SLASHING ATTACK   15 -   7 -  2      68  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK   25 -  16 -  2      61  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         TOTAL PARRY       13 -   9 -  1      59  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW        11 -   9 -  0      55  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         WALL OF STEEL     15 -  14 -  1      52  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         BASHING ATTACK    16 -  16 -  2      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    23 -  24 -  1      49  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   7 -  0      22  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn  85 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-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  4         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         2  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  2         1  AIMED BLOW     
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       OUT FOR A DUCK 275         14  11  0  113 BAD SIGNS (24)
SLASHING ATTACK  MELANIE OBERN 324          19  16  2  102 MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)
WALL OF STEEL    CORNELIUS 285              13   9  0   90 NONSUCH HOUSE (39)
TOTAL PARRY      LUMP 269                   19  10  0   81 BAD SIGNS (24)
LUNGING ATTACK   WHITEY D'EAGLE 289         11  10  0   75 NONSUCH HOUSE (39)
STRIKING ATTACK  CONSTRUCTION ZONE 284      10   7  0   74 BAD SIGNS (24)
BASHING ATTACK   ALTAR BOY 384               6   4  1   52 OLDIES (5)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is OUT FOR A DUCK 275.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was TERENA VEREK 400.  The ten other most popular fighters were WHITEY D'EAGLE 
289, ALTAR BOY 384, SPORT 368, OUT FOR A DUCK 275, MELANIE OBERN 324, CONSTRUCTION 
ZONE 284, KELLUMBO'S INITS. 296, LUMP 269, SIN EATER 123, and ORGAN GRINDER 124.

The least popular fighter this week was LIPAN CONJURING 401.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SILVERBACK 288, ST. MICHAEL'S 397, CUSTODIAN 325, CANNELTON 
399, OLOVOR PARIS 371, CORNELIUS 285, NOCTURNAL RITES 127, NAPLESS TODDLER 398, ROOK 
286, and TAMARIND URLIK 370.

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

STEEL MUSE (83-287) NONSUCH HOUSE (39)

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY LVI

DEAD ADEPTS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
3RD AND 98 142 (7-3-0)                 4  3  0         BAD SIGNS            
BLOODY STOOL 143 (11-6-0)              0  2  0         BAD SIGNS