DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/28/2014    Duedate: 02/24/2014

TELORINTHE ARENA

DM-83    TURN-88

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CORNELIUS
NONSUCH HOUSE (39)
(83-285) [16-9-0,106]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CORNELIUS                      POSITION IS EMPTY
NONSUCH HOUSE (39)             
(83-285) [16-9-0,106]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CUSTODIAN                      SPORT
OLDIES (5)                     OLDIES (5)
(83-325) [16-21-1,95]          (83-368) [12-9-0,56]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

NONSUCH HOUSE (39)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. NONSUCH HOUSE (39)          34
2. CHAPEL OF THE GHOULS (21)   32      OLDIES (5)
3. OLDIES (5)                  24      Unchartered Team
4. BAD SIGNS (24)               0
5. MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)         -13      FORGOTTEN REALMS (36)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 OLDIES (5)               293 145 10 66.9   1/ 5 NONSUCH HOUSE (39)       10  5 0
 2- 2 BAD SIGNS (24)           147  91 10 61.8   2/ 4 OLDIES (5)                9  6 0
 3/ 3 CHAPEL OF THE GHOUL (21)  32  22  1 59.3   3/ 3 CHAPEL OF THE GHOUL (21)  8  7 0
 4/ 4 NONSUCH HOUSE (39)        69  52  1 57.0   4- 1 BAD SIGNS (24)            6  4 0
 5/ 5 MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)       151 182  9 45.3   5/ 2 MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)        4 11 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 370): ZORK of Z GLADIATORS (The Z-Man, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 367): MERCURY of ZODIAC (Stargazer, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 365): NABUCA of WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U! (La Guillotine, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 321): MALICE of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 343): LAPUR BISQUE of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 337): JACK B. NIMBLE of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 324): QUALITY of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 318): HU YAN ZHUO of WAH CHING (Pec Killer, 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 271): MUSHROOM of PIZZA TOPPINGS (Warlock, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 272): FREELOADER of BASH BROS FRIEND (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 272): EDMONDS of GASHOUSE GANG (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 86): CUSTODIAN of OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 270): BALLIOL BLACKMOON of DRAGONBANE GUILD (Nomad, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 370): PEASANT REBELLION (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 367): LORD OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 365): WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U! (La Guillotine, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 321): DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 343): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 337): TOLBINS HIVE A (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 324): MESOPOTAMIA (Var, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 318): 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 271): OUTER GODS (Var, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 272): BB INFOMERICAL (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 272): GASHOUSE GANG (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 86): CHAPEL OF THE GHOULS (Var, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 270): BULLDOGS et al (Kennelworth, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 365): VENGEANCE 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  47 NORTH FORK (turn 337): JACK B. NIMBLE of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 324): QUALITY of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 318): HU YAN ZHUO of WAH CHING (Pec Killer, mgr.)
                (turn 317): ZOUM LE BOUSE of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
                            SALINA REES of MIDDLE WAY 8 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 272): SERVED of BASH BROS LAWYER (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     So the Custodian thought he could take out one of the youngins wandering the
halls of the arena?  Well, the House may have lost its top fighter when Steel Muse
graduated, but the rest of us have some talent!  Sometimes it is best to make
yourself look vulnerable and lure the victim in... and so the Custodian challenged
and the title is mine!
     Mine for one turn, at least.  We shall see how long I can hold this honor.  I
think I have defeated everyone in the CCs, which bodes well for my repeat chances.
But I must admit, I am far from certain about defeating any of them again.  The
Custodian is probably my best bet, but I dislike the idea of challenging someone I
have just defeated, even if it was on their challenge.  It feels sort of like double
dipping.  But neither the Duck nor Lump look like easy conquests.  So I shall issue
no challenges and simply wait and see what the fates bring my way.
     While I wait to see what the future holds, I shall sit proudly upon this seat.
It is indeed a sweet honor to be the second member of the House to claim the throne.
And it is quite a comfortable place upon which to sit while quaffing a beverage.  So
it has that going for it.  Speaking of which, I believe this mug is gettin' a bit
low...

-- Cornelius of the Nonsuch House,
     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 BAD SIGNS is pushed 
out of top team by NONSUCH HOUSE, who came from 5th with a 4-1-0 this turn.  NONSUCH 
HOUSE stable has parlayed this turn's 4-1-0 into a 4 space move up the rankings.  
This brings them up to 1st place.  Good work, guys!  And let's see, GROGAN DA TROLL 
fought EMBEZZLING SCRIBE and gained 15 points and contributed to NONSUCH HOUSE's 
4-1-0.  MELANIE OBERN has lost to WHITEY D'EAGLE, falling 6 points, while helping 
make MIDDLE WAY 21 a 0-5-0 turn.  Defending his title for another turn, CORNELIUS 
kept OLDIES' warrior, CUSTODIAN, from claiming the throne.  Tell me, is nothing 
sacred?  I have heard from unimpeachable sources that The Welcome Wench uses trolls 
in their stew.  Talk about gristle!   
     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 OLDIES.  Anyone 
surprised?  The most challenged warrior this turn was MIDDLE WAY 21's warrior 
TAMARIND URLIK.  More fighters challenged her than challenged the Duelmaster!   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  We'd like to remind certain teams not to rob the graves of their enemies.  
You know who you are; and it's considered rude.   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep your swords 
sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until you see my quill in TELORINTHE again, farewell-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CORNELIUS 285                16   9  0   106       NONSUCH HOUSE (39)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CUSTODIAN 325                16  21  1    95       OLDIES (5)
 WHITEY D'EAGLE 289           13  11  0    93       NONSUCH HOUSE (39)
-LUMP 269                     20  11  0    92       BAD SIGNS (24)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KELLUMBO'S INITS. 296        10   9  3    86       BAD SIGNS (24)
 MELANIE OBERN 324            20  18  2    81       MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)
 ORGAN GRINDER 124             9   2  1    77       CHAPEL OF THE GHOULS (21)
-CONSTRUCTION ZONE 284        11   8  0    72       BAD SIGNS (24)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PETRO SALM 337               15  21  0    66       MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SPORT 368                    12   9  0    56       OLDIES (5)
 MORBID ANGEL 126              8   3  0    54       CHAPEL OF THE GHOULS (21)
 SILVERBACK 288               12  12  1    53       NONSUCH HOUSE (39)
 ALTAR BOY 384                 8   5  1    52       OLDIES (5)
 SIN EATER 123                 7   3  0    52       CHAPEL OF THE GHOULS (21)
 ST. MICHAEL'S 397             6   3  0    50       OLDIES (5)
 ROOK 286                     11  13  0    46       NONSUCH HOUSE (39)
 CANNELTON 399                 5   1  0    39       OLDIES (5)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OLOVOR PARIS 371              7  11  2    34       MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TAMARIND URLIK 370            5  13  0    28       MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)
 NOCTURNAL RITES 127           7   4  0    26       CHAPEL OF THE GHOULS (21)
 GROGAN DA TROLL 402           2   1  0    26       NONSUCH HOUSE (39)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SPAWN'S BLUE BEER 403         1   0  0    15       BAD SIGNS (24)
 TERENA VEREK 400              3   4  1    14       MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
LIPAN CONJURING 401     1  4 0 CHAPEL OF THE GHO 21 SPYMASTER              88  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Cannelton  -- I'm pretty sure I tried to avoid you.  I don't like your kind, you stay
over in your corner of the arena, away from me. -- Nocturnal Rites

Whoa!  Bad Signs rocks!  Look at that point gain.  Kudos. -- Coach, Oldies

Cornelius -- I salute you on your defeat of me.  You were the best warrior.  You will
make a better Duelmaster.  Well done. -- Custodian (former Duelmaster and now back to
janitor)

Terena Verek -- It was my lucky day. -- St Michael's

Organ Grinder -- I feel ground up and I sure as heck am not going to drop any pennies
in your cup! -- Sport (not feeling very sportsmanlike)

Nocturnal Rites -- I am glad our fight was in the day time.  I felt pretty darn good
and am proud. -- Cannelton

Olovar Paris -- I believe we have done this before and I liked them both. -- Altar
Boy (struggling to read and speak the Latin)

Health.  Humility.  Honor.
And Happy New Year from The Oldies.
-- Coach

Our congratulations to Out for a Duck. -- Jorja and those who walk the Middle Way

Altar Boy -- A young hoodlum is what you are. -- Olovor Paris

Out for a Duck -- Oh, well, no one could expect me to defeat a Lord Protector. --
Melanie Obern
P.S.  Should you possibly BE a Duck?

Sin Eater -- You probably need hot sauce with that.  Or... no, sour cream, the anti-
hot sauce. -- Petro Salm

The Dangerous Criminal is well named. -- Tamarind Urlik

St. Michael's -- You're a bit of a beast, aren't you?  I like that in a man.  If it
isn't the ONLY thing present. -- Terena Verek

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

LIPAN CONJURING was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
CORNELIUS narrowly defeated CUSTODIAN in a 2 minute veteran's Title melee.
WHITEY D'EAGLE defeated MELANIE OBERN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute gory master's duel.
PETRO SALM was overpowered by ORGAN GRINDER in a 1 minute mismatched match.
ALTAR BOY viciously subdued NOCTURNAL RITES in a popular 3 minute bloody duel.
SIN EATER narrowly defeated ROOK in a 7 minute brawl.
MORBID ANGEL handily defeated OLOVOR PARIS in a 1 minute uneven fight.
SILVERBACK vanquished TAMARIND URLIK in a 1 minute uneven duel.
ST. MICHAEL'S vanquished AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute uneven fight.
SPORT viciously subdued CAPTURED ORC in a 2 minute veteran vs. novice fight.
CANNELTON overpowered TERENA VEREK in a 2 minute one-sided match.
GROGAN DA TROLL devastated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   2 -  0      71  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         STRIKING ATTACK   31 -  15 -  2      67  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         AIMED BLOW        12 -   6 -  0      67  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK   14 -   8 -  2      64  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         BASHING ATTACK    17 -  15 -  2      53  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    27 -  26 -  1      51  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         WALL OF STEEL     13 -  13 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         TOTAL PARRY        9 -  15 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   7 -  0      22  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn  88 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         1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  2         2  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  2                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    CORNELIUS 285              16   9  0  106 NONSUCH HOUSE (39)
LUNGING ATTACK   WHITEY D'EAGLE 289         13  11  0   93 NONSUCH HOUSE (39)
SLASHING ATTACK  MELANIE OBERN 324          20  18  2   81 MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)
STRIKING ATTACK  ORGAN GRINDER 124           9   2  1   77 CHAPEL OF THE GHOULS (21)
BASHING ATTACK   ALTAR BOY 384               8   5  1   52 OLDIES (5)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    SIN EATER 123               7   3  0   52 CHAPEL OF THE GHOULS (21)
AIMED BLOW       CANNELTON 399               5   1  0   39 OLDIES (5)
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 SPORT 368.  The ten other most popular fighters were ALTAR BOY 384, CUSTODIAN 
325, CANNELTON 399, SIN EATER 123, CORNELIUS 285, WHITEY D'EAGLE 289, MELANIE OBERN 
324, ORGAN GRINDER 124, MORBID ANGEL 126, and SILVERBACK 288.

The least popular fighter this week was ROOK 286.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were TAMARIND URLIK 370, OLOVOR PARIS 371, PETRO SALM 337, LIPAN CONJURING 
401, NOCTURNAL RITES 127, GROGAN DA TROLL 402, TERENA VEREK 400, ST. MICHAEL'S 397, 
SILVERBACK 288, and MORBID ANGEL 126.

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

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