DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/31/2013    Duedate: 01/27/2014

TELORINTHE ARENA

DM-83    TURN-87

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CORNELIUS
NONSUCH HOUSE (39)
(83-285) [15-9-0,102]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CORNELIUS                      POSITION IS EMPTY
NONSUCH HOUSE (39)             
(83-285) [15-9-0,102]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CUSTODIAN                      WHITEY D'EAGLE
OLDIES (5)                     NONSUCH HOUSE (39)
(83-325) [16-20-1,96]          (83-289) [12-11-0,84]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BAD SIGNS (24)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BAD SIGNS (24)              55
2. CHAPEL OF THE GHOULS (21)   26      OLDIES (5)
3. OLDIES (5)                  15      Unchartered Team
4. NONSUCH HOUSE (39)          11
5. MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)         -30      2010 IN WORDS (47)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 OLDIES (5)               289 144 10 66.7   1/ 5 BAD SIGNS (24)            9  6 0
 2/ 3 BAD SIGNS (24)           147  91 10 61.8   2/ 3 MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)        8  7 0
 3/ 2 CHAPEL OF THE GHOUL (21)  29  20  1 59.2   3/ 1 CHAPEL OF THE GHOUL (21)  8  7 0
 4/ 4 NONSUCH HOUSE (39)        65  51  1 56.0   4/ 2 OLDIES (5)                7  8 0
 5/ 5 MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)       151 177  9 46.0   5/ 4 NONSUCH HOUSE (39)        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 369): PORT-A-FORTRESS of THE CHOSEN (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 366): FREDDY FENDER of OTTO'S MECHANICS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 364): NABUCA of WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U! (La Guillotine, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 320): MALICE of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 342): LAPUR BISQUE of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 336): JACK B. NIMBLE of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 323): QUALITY of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 317): ZOUM LE BOUSE of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 300): YAHOO WAHOO of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 293): NAZARETH of CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 270): DIRTY GIRL SCOUT of CORDIALS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 271): TURBULENT BILLIARDS of BAD COMBOS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 271): EDMONDS of GASHOUSE GANG (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 86): CUSTODIAN of OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 269): PUNGENT STENCH of FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 369): THE CHOSEN (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 366): LORD OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 364): BASH BROS OCEAN (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 320): DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 342): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 336): DEAD GAWDS (Death Jester, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 323): MESOPOTAMIA (Var, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 317): FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 300): ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 293): CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 270): NEW YORK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 271): MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 271): GASHOUSE GANG (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 86): CHAPEL OF THE GHOULS (Var, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 269): FEVER PITCH (Chuck, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 368): GLOBULIZER of WEIRD ALCHEMY (La Guillotine, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 363): GROM HELLSCREAM of THE STORM REAVERS (?, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 319): GRAPHIC VIOLENCE of FEVER PITCH (Chuck, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 342): THE STATISTITIAN of AVID FANS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 317): ZOUM LE BOUSE of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
                            SALINA REES of MIDDLE WAY 8 (Jorja, mgr.)
                (turn 316): DARGON of DRAGONS GUARD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 270): RONARDA SOLA of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 270): CARPENTER of GASHOUSE GANG (Crip, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     I am the first one on the list.  I am also the Duelmaster.  What I probably am
not is a good warrior.  But, I am who I am and I have something a lot of other
warriors want.  And I don't want to give it up.  So beware, if you come in to work
some morning and your desk drawers are superglued shut, or your office door knob is
plastered with invisible gunk, or your toilet is filled with feces, or fleas seem to
have invaded your work area, then think of me and be afraid.
     1. Janitor, a person who cleans, maintains, provides security and initiates
        repairs or makes minor repairs to buildings
     2. A nickname for association football's Goalkeeper and rugby league football's
        fullback who may also be referred to as 'sweepers'
     3. A person who has responsibility for or looks after something, such as a
        museum, financial assets, or a culture or tradition.
     4. A legal guardian may be called a custodian in some jurisdictions
     5. Nickname for NBA basketball player Brian Cardinal
                  Custodian, Duelmaster

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, TELORINTHE?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Later days, CHAPEL OF THE GHOULS, since 
BAD SIGNS took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  BAD SIGNS turned 
their 5-0-0 turn into a 1st place rank in the listings this turn.  Any better than 
this, and you get put on hit lists.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed to see 
CANNELTON win a fight and gain 22 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, ORGAN GRINDER beat 
SPORT and SPORT lost 14 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  CUSTODIAN challenged 
CORNELIUS for TELORINTHE's Title this turn, and guess what happened?  And it's out 
with the old, in with the new, as CORNELIUS takes the Title and last week's bar tab 
from the old Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  The Warty Toad, humph!  I've tasted better ale 
at mortuaries.  Where do they get this stuff?  From TELORINTHE's trash dumps?   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.  TELORINTHE, I am losing what little hope I had in you. 
OLDIES the most avoided team?  What insult will suffice, I cannot say.  And it looks 
like CHAPEL OF THE GHOULS avoided them the most this turn.  What a pack of would be 
losers, if you ask me.  Hmph.  CORNELIUS was challenged more times this turn than the 
Duelmaster.  Now was the DM insulted or feared?  Heh, heh.   
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only 
shines through use.  Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     What does the TELORINTHE arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  Phlllt!  Just had to do that 
before I leave the fine city of TELORINTHE.  I feel much better now.  Glad to see the 
back of this place-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CORNELIUS 285                15   9  0   102       NONSUCH HOUSE (39)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OUT FOR A DUCK 275           15  12  0   100       BAD SIGNS (24)
 CUSTODIAN 325                16  20  1    96       OLDIES (5)
 LUMP 269                     20  11  0    92       BAD SIGNS (24)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MELANIE OBERN 324            20  17  2    87       MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)
 KELLUMBO'S INITS. 296        10   9  3    86       BAD SIGNS (24)
 WHITEY D'EAGLE 289           12  11  0    84       NONSUCH HOUSE (39)
 CONSTRUCTION ZONE 284        11   8  0    72       BAD SIGNS (24)
 PETRO SALM 337               15  20  0    68       MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ORGAN GRINDER 124             8   2  1    66       CHAPEL OF THE GHOULS (21)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SPORT 368                    11   9  0    51       OLDIES (5)
 SILVERBACK 288               11  12  1    48       NONSUCH HOUSE (39)
 ALTAR BOY 384                 7   5  1    48       OLDIES (5)
 SIN EATER 123                 6   3  0    47       CHAPEL OF THE GHOULS (21)
 MORBID ANGEL 126              7   3  0    46       CHAPEL OF THE GHOULS (21)
 ROOK 286                     11  12  0    45       NONSUCH HOUSE (39)
 ST. MICHAEL'S 397             5   3  0    40       OLDIES (5)
 OLOVOR PARIS 371              7  10  2    39       MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CANNELTON 399                 4   1  0    33       OLDIES (5)
 TAMARIND URLIK 370            5  12  0    27       MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NOCTURNAL RITES 127           7   3  0    24       CHAPEL OF THE GHOULS (21)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TERENA VEREK 400              3   3  1    15       MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)
 SPAWN'S BLUE BEER 403         1   0  0    15       BAD SIGNS (24)
 GROGAN DA TROLL 402           1   1  0    11       NONSUCH HOUSE (39)
 LIPAN CONJURING 401           1   3  0     6       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

Now, Out-For-A-Duck, you didn't throw that fight to me just so you would not have to
write another DM Column, did you?  I was hoping it was more like I swept you off your
feet, buffed the floor with you, then dumped you in the trash. -- Custodian, new
Duelmaster

Wow!  Napless Toddler, that was quite a time out your coach gave you.  DA?  Why, I
would have merely traded you, or demoted you.  What a fierce manager you have! --
Coach, Oldies

Construction Zone -- I'm praying; I'm praying!  But it didn't help me with Organ
Grinder, did it?  I think this is a bad, bad sign. -- St Michael's

Cornelius -- That wasn't so sporty.  Why, you aren't as sportsmanship-minded as I
thought.  Jerk! -- Sport (not exactly a good loser)

Grogan Da Troll -- Perhaps your middle name best fits you.  I am not so good myself,
but, apparently, not the worst here in this arena.  Nope. -- Cannelton

Sin Eater -- You were quite simply too much temptation. -- Altar Boy

I am proud of you, Custodian!  Duelmaster!  And only 8 PPs to go! -- Coach

Health.  Humility.  Honor.
Happy New Year to you and yours.
-- Coach and the Oldies

Out for a Duck -- Does this mean that Ducks eat crickets? -- an Inquiring Mind

We salute the tourney participants, even though none of them succeeded in getting out
of Death and returning to Life. -- Jorja and those who walk the Middle Way

Kellumbo's Inits -- Who cares? -- Melanie Obern

Lump -- Now you've got more. -- Melanie Obern

Kellumbo's Inits -- You aren't an init , either, so that is case of false
representation!  You will hear from my lawyer. -- Petro Salm

Morbid Angel -- Well, darn. -- Tamarind Urlik, not feeling creative at the moment

Nocturnal Rites -- Sorry, I'm diurnal.  Night is for sleeping. -- Olovor Paris

Lipan Conjuring -- As in, Lipan Apache?  If so, you're hairier than I expected, and a
long way from home. -- Terena Verek

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CUSTODIAN was unbelievably bested by CORNELIUS in a 3 minute Challenge Title fight.
LUMP overcame WHITEY D'EAGLE in a action packed 5 minute veteran's Challenge match.
ORGAN GRINDER devastated SPORT in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
MORBID ANGEL savagely defeated ROOK in a 2 minute bloody Challenge competition.
ALTAR BOY won victory over OLOVOR PARIS in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
CANNELTON devastated NOCTURNAL RITES in a 4 minute mismatched Challenge match.
MELANIE OBERN was savagely defeated by OUT FOR A DUCK in a 2 minute expert's melee.
KELLUMBO'S INITS. viciously subdued VETERAN MERCENARY in a 2 minute gory duel.
PETRO SALM won victory over SIN EATER in a popular 2 minute brutal one-sided duel.
CONSTRUCTION ZONE handily defeated SILVERBACK in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
TAMARIND URLIK was demolished by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute mismatched match.
ST. MICHAEL'S handily defeated TERENA VEREK in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
GROGAN DA TROLL savagely defeated LIPAN CONJURING in a 5 minute novice's brawl.
SPAWN'S BLUE BEER overpowered PERSISTANT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         STRIKING ATTACK   29 -  16 -  2      64  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         AIMED BLOW        12 -   7 -  0      63  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         SLASHING ATTACK   13 -   9 -  2      59  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         WALL OF STEEL     15 -  12 -  1      56  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         BASHING ATTACK    16 -  16 -  2      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    25 -  27 -  1      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         TOTAL PARRY       11 -  13 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   6 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn  87 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    CORNELIUS 285              15   9  0  102 NONSUCH HOUSE (39)
AIMED BLOW       OUT FOR A DUCK 275         15  12  0  100 BAD SIGNS (24)
TOTAL PARRY      LUMP 269                   20  11  0   92 BAD SIGNS (24)
SLASHING ATTACK  MELANIE OBERN 324          20  17  2   87 MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)
LUNGING ATTACK   KELLUMBO'S INITS. 296      10   9  3   86 BAD SIGNS (24)
STRIKING ATTACK  CONSTRUCTION ZONE 284      11   8  0   72 BAD SIGNS (24)
BASHING ATTACK   ALTAR BOY 384               7   5  1   48 OLDIES (5)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    SIN EATER 123               6   3  0   47 CHAPEL OF THE GHOULS (21)
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 GROGAN DA TROLL 
402, CUSTODIAN 325, CANNELTON 399, PETRO SALM 337, MORBID ANGEL 126, OUT FOR A DUCK 
275, CORNELIUS 285, LUMP 269, KELLUMBO'S INITS. 296, and ORGAN GRINDER 124.

The least popular fighter this week was LIPAN CONJURING 401.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were TAMARIND URLIK 370, SILVERBACK 288, SIN EATER 123, NOCTURNAL 
RITES 127, ROOK 286, SPORT 368, TERENA VEREK 400, MELANIE OBERN 324, OLOVOR PARIS 
371, and SPAWN'S BLUE BEER 403.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

OUT FOR A DUCK (83-275) BAD SIGNS (24)

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

For those of you who keep track of such things, several additional warriors 
graduated from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament. 

                     CHUPACABRA (10-3827) TERRAPIN STATION  (189) 
                           DECEON RAIN (50-883) KAOS  (127) 
                       PIONEER (82-47958) TRIPPIN' OUT  (8064) 
                      GRAPE APE (82-34889) BRAIN FOOD 9  (5739) 
                DUELMASTERS.COM (82-16536) SUPERIOR FORCES 720  (2509) 
                     FROZBOZ (82-14622) FIRES OF HEAVEN 4  (2181) 
                           RAGE (82-36450) EMOTIONS  (6013) 
                 HUNGRY HIPPO (82-49609) SUPERIOR FORCES 5411  (8331) 
                       BABEL (82-46069) SACS DE SABLE 1  (7725) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes