DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/09/2014    Duedate: 10/06/2014

TELORINTHE ARENA

DM-83    TURN-96

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

KELLUMBO'S INITS.
BAD SIGNS (24)
(83-296) [14-12-4,115]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

KELLUMBO'S INITS.              POSITION IS EMPTY
BAD SIGNS (24)                 
(83-296) [14-12-4,115]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PETRO SALM                     TERENA VEREK
MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)             MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)
(83-337) [16-28-0,76]          (83-400) [6-9-1,33]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BAD SIGNS (24)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. NONSUCH HOUSE (39)          46
2. BAD SIGNS (24)              16      BAD SIGNS (24)
3. CHAPEL OF THE GHOULS (21)   16      Unchartered Team
4. OLDIES (5)                   0
5. MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)          -1      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)               313 158 12 66.5   1/ 3 BAD SIGNS (24)           12  3 3
 2/ 2 BAD SIGNS (24)           170 103 13 62.3   2/ 1 NONSUCH HOUSE (39)       11  4 1
 3/ 4 NONSUCH HOUSE (39)        94  66  2 58.8   3- 2 OLDIES (5)                6  4 1
 4/ 3 CHAPEL OF THE GHOUL (21)  55  39  4 58.5   4/ 4 CHAPEL OF THE GHOUL (21)  6  9 0
 5/ 5 MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)       158 215  9 42.4   5/ 5 MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)        1 14 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 378): ZEPHYR of Z GLADIATORZ (The Z Man, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 375): TRAVEL of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 373): PITCHFORK of USEFUL WEAPONS (Smithy, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 329): DUCK WITH SWORDS of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 351): PULLED ORC of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 345): RU BRINGER of LES TURFISTES (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 332): KINGU of MESOPOTAMIA (Var, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 326): LEIA of DRAGONS GUARD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 310): DYSLEXIC EDITOR of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 303): RED RED WINE of HANGOVERS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 279): JOCK-IN-THE-BOX of SCOTCH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 280): LEPER MESSIAH of DEADLY RAGE (Var, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 280): URSULA ZAROFF of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 95): KELLUMBO'S INITS of BAD SIGNS (Dark Oracle, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 278): WHACKING WILLOW of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 378): Z GLADIATORZ (The Z Man, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 375): LORDS OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 373): BASH BROS OCEAN (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 329): DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 351): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 344): LES TURFISTES (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 332): MESOPOTAMIA (Var, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 326): DRAGONS GUARD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 310): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 303): HANGOVERS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 279): BAD COMBINATIONS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 280): BASH BROS REMOTE (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 280): WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 95): NONSUCH HOUSE (Dimetreas, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 278): BULLDOGS et al (Kennelworth, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 378): ZEPHYR of Z GLADIATORZ (The Z Man, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 375): TRAVEL of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 373): PITCHFORK of USEFUL WEAPONS (Smithy, mgr.)
                               AMUR of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
                  (turn 372): DUST MITE of UNFIT TO BE ORCS (slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 328): ISRAFEL of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 345): ASTROTRAIN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
                   (turn 344): CASTLE THUNDER of OTTODROME TW (Otto X, mgr.)
                               FLESH HUNTER of BAAL'S MINIONS (Var, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 332): KINGU of MESOPOTAMIA (Var, mgr.)
                              HAIRY MONSTER of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 326): LEIA of DRAGONS GUARD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 303): RED RED WINE of HANGOVERS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 301): I MOTHER EARTH of CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 278): TOBEORNOTTOBE of TOTAL CHAOS (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 280): URSULA ZAROFF of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 94): WHITEY D'EAGLE of NONSUCH HOUSE (Dimetreas, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Wow, what turnover in the Nonsuch house, by my count, 3 replacement warriors in
the house should be appearing in the initiate rankings this turn.  Still not sure how
Organ Grinder was beaten, let alone killed, but I personally thank Whitey D'Eagle for
ending Construction Zone's killer.

Kellumbo's Inits.
Bad Signs
Duelmaster of Telorinthe

                                      SPY REPORT

     Much has changed in TELORINTHE since last I was here.  Never fear, Olaf Modeen 
adapts to many situations, as do all successful fighters.  Bein' on top is great 
while it lasts, NONSUCH HOUSE.  But how many friends do you have now?  PETRO SALM was 
reminded on the sands why KELLUMBO'S INITS. is Duelmaster.  Wouldn't it be nice to 
have live subjects to practice on?  I hear some team is looking into the uses of 
convicted prisoners.   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.  The 
most avoided team was OLDIES.  The bums at BAD SIGNS couldn't face the challenges 
from OLDIES!  No excuse for that!  How well I know the feeling of being the most 
challenged warrior, SIN EATER!  Don't make idle boasts, they may come back to haunt 
you.  ROOK of NONSUCH HOUSE knows how to pick 'em.  He challenged LUMP of BAD SIGNS 
who is up by 19.  Now was this a wise move?  ROOK perhaps got his just desserts, 
seeing as he defeated LUMP and ended up with 100 recognition points.   
     Warriors of TELORINTHE unite.  You have only your games to lose!  KHALHUMS DWARF 
proved too determined for MORBID ANGEL.  MORBID ANGEL was lucky to go in the ring, 
with 12-7-0 to hers credit.  She will be remembered.  Many a warrior has met his fate 
in a hungover stupor.  You young rapscallions, take note!   
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  Are you 
as tired of reading this as I am of writing it?  Actually, I guess I'm writing it 
before you read it.  Oh, well.  I don't want to overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KELLUMBO'S INITS. 296        14  12  4   115       BAD SIGNS (24)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROOK 286                     17  15  0   100       NONSUCH HOUSE (39)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ALTAR BOY 384                12   7  1    90       OLDIES (5)
 LUMP 269                     24  14  0    86       BAD SIGNS (24)
-ST. MICHAEL'S 397            11   5  0    83       OLDIES (5)
 PETRO SALM 337               16  28  0    76       MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)
-CANNELTON 399                10   3  0    74       OLDIES (5)
-SPORT 368                    15  13  0    73       OLDIES (5)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SPAWN'S BLUE BEER 403         6   2  0    65       BAD SIGNS (24)
 PITSPAWN FOULDOG 404          7   1  1    57       CHAPEL OF THE GHOULS (21)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GROGAN DA TROLL 402           7   4  0    53       NONSUCH HOUSE (39)
 OLOVOR PARIS 371             10  16  2    48       MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)
 SIN EATER 123                10   8  0    42       CHAPEL OF THE GHOULS (21)
 NOCTURNAL RITES 127          11   8  0    41       CHAPEL OF THE GHOULS (21)
 LAKE EFFECT SNOW 408          5   1  1    36       BAD SIGNS (24)
 TAMARIND URLIK 370            5  21  0    36       MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TERENA VEREK 400              6   9  1    33       MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TSUNAMI ALERT 412             3   0  1    21       BAD SIGNS (24)
 PRIMORDIAL HULK 416           1   0  0    13       NONSUCH HOUSE (39)
-BULLDOG 410                   1   1  1    10       OLDIES (5)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FERAL BLADE 415               1   0  0     8       NONSUCH HOUSE (39)
 NED PREWETT 406               0   7  0     7       MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)
 WAR STORM 414                 0   1  0     1       NONSUCH HOUSE (39)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
CONSTRUCTION ZONE 284  13  9 0 BAD SIGNS 24         ORGAN GRINDER 124      92  NONE
MORBID ANGEL 126       12  7 0 CHAPEL OF THE GHO 21 KHALHUMS DWARF         96  NONE
NADA 417                0  1 0 CHAPEL OF THE GHO 21 BANDIT PRINCE          96  NONE
BATTLE BEAST 407        2  2 0 NONSUCH HOUSE 39     BULLDOG 410            94  REVENGED
LORIC HOWLER 413        0  1 0 NONSUCH HOUSE 39     LAKE EFFECT SNOW 408   95   
SILVERBACK 288         16 15 1 NONSUCH HOUSE 39     KELLUMBO'S INITS. 296  95   
PINBALL MACHINE 409     0  1 0 OLDIES 5             PITSPAWN FOULDOG 404   92  NOT REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

The Oldies will be absent from the arena for a while as they take a badly needed long
rest. Enjoy your vacation from them. -- Coach

Oh, this is great, just great.  We have improvement in our team, we went one-four
today!  And this actually IS an improvement over last turn's oh-fer. -- Olovor Paris,
today's winner
P.S.  And the "children's fiction" is still pressing on the Hands, but this time we
DID get first call.

20 August 14
SLAUGHTER CHALLENGE 2

Several years ago I ran a contest known as the "Slaughter Challenge" which was the
idea of a member of my alliance at the time.  We unfortunately lost him during a
robbery attempt at the store he worked at.  This November will mark the 10th
anniversary of his passing so I have decided to run the Slaughter Challenge again in
remembrance of him.

Rich Hammes was a member of my alliance, the Vendetta Cartel, and had sponsored me
into the alliance.  Rich was a common poster to both the Yahoo Duelmasters group as
well as the Duel2 boards and our Alliance's Yahoo group.  He went by the handle
GameOgre on the Duel2 boards and was known by the name Abarsis, the Slaughter Priest.
He was a very kind and thoughtful man who always had time to talk with not only his
alliance-mates but anyone else who wanted to discuss Duelmasters.  He also had time
to talk with anyone about personal life issues if he felt he could help.  He was a
daily, and prolific, poster to these sites and seemed to enjoy the interaction with
others regarding this game that he loved so much.

I would also like everyone to know that he spent several years in the US Navy serving
on a Nuclear attack Submarine in protection of our nation.  He was well loved, and
well known, by the community in which he lived even spending time at a local Ice
Cream Shop around closing time to assure that the lady who owned the store was safe
as she was often alone when she closed her shop.  He was a well known and much loved
member of his local community.  His death was grieved by his local San Diego
community where they held a candle-light vigil for him and many expressed their
disbelief that he was gone.  These are just a scant few examples of what a kind and
caring man he was and why not only our gaming community lost a great deal on that
fateful day, but also shows why there was tremendous sadness among the community in
which he lived.

It is near to 10 years since his passing and there are many times I wonder, "What
would Rich think about this...."  I miss my friend dearly to this day and I hope you
will come join us in this contest idea which he himself came up with.  He thought we
should all learn to appreciate what Jorja does to keep our smaller arenas alive and
populated!

The contest will be held in Morya, arena 28, beginning on the turn that is due on
November 6th, 2014 (turn 378 I believe).  Tourney participation is not allowed during
the contest but the contest will start after the fall Mailer so you can get your
warriors a few fight experience should you choose to.  The timing of the contest was
done to allow entry into the fall mailer.

The rules are fairly simple and inspired to let us all feel what it is like to run
warriors like Jorja does.  Her teams across Alastari may sometimes be taken for
granted so this contest will allow us to appreciate her teams a little better as they
populate the arenas we fight in.

The Rules--

There are no challenges, avoids, bloodfeuds, or tourneys allowed and only one single
use of the Dark Arena is allowed after the contest begins.  Win or lose the Dark
Arena is allowed but once, so if you want your warrior dead be sure and throw the
fight!

The contest will last for 12 turns.  May I point out that if you use your Dark Arena
fight you will get either 2 points, for winning, or -2, for losing, and ALL fights
count in the scoring.  It matters not if you fight a non-contest warrior or a stand-
in; they still count as much as fighting a contest warrior.  This will be a test of
basic strategy with a touch of luck added in as well.

If anyone should break the no tourney rule they will lose 5 points for each warrior
entered and those warriors, and any subsequent warriors who replace them in death,
cannot score points!  The one exception are the dead tourneys.  Should you wish you
may enter your warriors in dead tourneys, since they are not a member of your team,
or even the living, at the time.  The warrior may even return to the contest if a
natural opening can be found for it, or you choose to use your Dark Arena fight to
make that opening (if you still have that option left).  Break the no DA, challenge,
or avoid rules and you will be DQed as soon as the transgression is discovered.  To
keep the contest playing field as level as possible, we will have no messing with
these rules.  Of course you may DA the one time, just as a clarification, but the
second time gets you DQed.  This also counts if it is found you bring a second team
in for the purpose of making challenges; you will be DQed.

Scoring is as follows:

1 point for winning
1 point for killing (giving 2 in total, 1 for the win and 1 for the kill)
1 point for at least one of your warriors writing a personal (regardless of number of
  personals beyond one you still only get one point).  Make sure it is written from
  one of your team's warriors and not simply the manager entity or you will not get
  the point.
-1 point for losing
-1 point for being killed (giving -2 in total, -1 for losing and -1 for being killed)
-5 points and the loss of that warrior's slot for scoring the remainder of the
  contest for entering a warrior into a REGULAR tourney (again DEAD tourney is open)

The Prizes:
1st place -- +1 bonus to one warrior on the team, 1 resurrection potion, and 1
  favorite knowledge
2nd place -- +1 bonus for one warrior, 1 favorites knowledge
3rd place -- +1 bonus for one warrior

Iron Manager Award -- Run 54 of the possible 60 fights and get a +1 bonus potion

The bonus potions and favorites knowledge must be used on warriors with 5 FE or more
and MUST be used within 2 turns of the end of the contest.  The resurrection potion

must be used within 6 months of the end of the contest but may be used on any warrior
regardless of FE.  ALL prizes must be used on the contest team, they are NOT
transferable to another team!

If you wish to participate please notify Street Legal via Personal Ad in arena 28, on
the Duel2 forums, or in Chatzy!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

NADA was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
ROOK viciously subdued LUMP in a monotonous 18 minute gory expert's Challenge battle.
SPAWN'S BLUE BEER vanquished SIN EATER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
LAKE EFFECT SNOW defeated TAMARIND URLIK in a 3 minute mismatched Challenge match.
KELLUMBO'S INITS. vanquished PETRO SALM in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
MORBID ANGEL was killed by KHALHUMS DWARF in a crowd pleasing 2 minute gory brawl.
OLOVOR PARIS was handily defeated by PITSPAWN FOULDOG in a 1 minute uneven melee.
NOCTURNAL RITES unbelievably bested TERENA VEREK in a popular 13 minute gruesome duel.
GROGAN DA TROLL vanquished FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
NED PREWETT was narrowly defeated by TSUNAMI ALERT in a 4 minute gory melee.
FERAL BLADE defeated CONVICTED THIEF in a 3 minute novice's match.
PRIMORDIAL HULK devastated MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
WAR STORM was subdued by MORDANT DESERTER 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|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         AIMED BLOW        14 -   4 -  0      78  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         STRIKING ATTACK   34 -  24 -  3      59  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -   6 -  0      57  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         BASHING ATTACK    19 -  16 -  2      54  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         LUNGING ATTACK    21 -  21 -  3      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         WALL OF STEEL      9 -  11 -  1      45  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         TOTAL PARRY        9 -  12 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -  10 -  0      29  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn  96 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     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  2         3  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   KELLUMBO'S INITS. 296      14  12  4  115 BAD SIGNS (24)
PARRY-STRIKE     ROOK 286                   17  15  0  100 NONSUCH HOUSE (39)
TOTAL PARRY      LUMP 269                   24  14  0   86 BAD SIGNS (24)
AIMED BLOW       SPAWN'S BLUE BEER 403       6   2  0   65 BAD SIGNS (24)
STRIKING ATTACK  PITSPAWN FOULDOG 404        7   1  1   57 CHAPEL OF THE GHOULS (21)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    SIN EATER 123              10   8  0   42 CHAPEL OF THE GHOULS (21)
WALL OF STEEL    LAKE EFFECT SNOW 408        5   1  1   36 BAD SIGNS (24)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
The overall popularity leader is PETRO SALM 337.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was TERENA VEREK 400.  The ten other most popular fighters were MORBID ANGEL 126, 
TSUNAMI ALERT 412, SPAWN'S BLUE BEER 403, LAKE EFFECT SNOW 408, TAMARIND URLIK 370, 
NED PREWETT 406, KELLUMBO'S INITS. 296, PITSPAWN FOULDOG 404, GROGAN DA TROLL 402, 
and PRIMORDIAL HULK 416.

The least popular fighter this week was LUMP 269.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ROOK 286, NOCTURNAL RITES 127, WAR STORM 414, FERAL BLADE 415, OLOVOR 
PARIS 371, PETRO SALM 337, NADA 417, SIN EATER 123, PRIMORDIAL HULK 416, and GROGAN 
DA TROLL 402.