DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/02/2014    Duedate: 12/29/2014

TELORINTHE ARENA

DM-83    TURN-99

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

OLOVOR PARIS
MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)
(83-371) [13-16-2,99]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

KELLUMBO'S INITS.              POSITION IS EMPTY
BAD SIGNS (24)                 
(83-296) [15-14-4,109]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PETRO SALM                     OLOVOR PARIS
MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)             MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)
(83-337) [17-30-0,88]          (83-371) [13-16-2,99]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

NONSUCH HOUSE (39)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)          42
2. BAD SIGNS (24)              31      BAD SIGNS (24)
3. NONSUCH HOUSE (39)         -42      Unchartered Team

                                       ROOKIE QUEEN 45 (35)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 BAD SIGNS (24)           178 110 14 61.8   1/ 1 NONSUCH HOUSE (39)        9  6 1
 2/ 2 NONSUCH HOUSE (39)       103  72  3 58.9   2/ 3 MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)        9  6 0
 3/ 4 MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)       167 221  9 43.0   3/ 2 BAD SIGNS (24)            8  7 1

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     So sorry about the failure to get a column done previously  These things take
time and that has simply been in short supply recently.  Yeah, even in a slow arena.
What can I say, I'm slow...

     Speaking of slow, did you catch the challenge by Kellumbo's Inits?  Thought you
could take down the big old Rook?   Not so easy as sweeping a category in a
tournament is it?  Oh, and you don't get to enter tournaments, do yah?  So, who is
that a bad sign for?
     Okay, enough trying to talk tough.  That really isn't my thing.  Usually I just
sort of stand quietly in the corner of the board until all of a sudden bursting forth
and crushing the opposition as I sweep across the board.  Not a bad comparison,
really.

     And with that I shall leave you to your own musings as we get ready for the next
turn.  Will it be Petro Slam or another shot for Kellumbo's Inits?  Keep musing, for
only time will tell.

Rook
     Duelmaster of Telorinthe

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of TELORINTHE!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  NED PREWETT caught the eye of many 
in the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested THE USEROUS MERCHANT and was 
awarded 16 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, 
KELLUMBO'S INITS. put down PETRO SALM, causing him to lose 11 points of recognition 
in the process.  This time victory fell to the grasp of the usurper.  All hail OLOVOR 
PARIS, Duelmaster of TELORINTHE!  Heed this!  A seer has warned that if exactly 6 die 
in duels this week, the whole city shall perish!  Just remember...5 or 7!   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  I saw one fighter that warriors 
avoided when this week's challenge seeking began.  CHAPEL OF THE GHOULS is feared.  
This much I can say.  Methinks more than a few here could name the guild it was that 
spent the better part of last week avoiding CHAPEL OF THE GHOULS.  Indeed it was BAD 
SIGNS.  Mighty fighters cannot but expect competition from those below.  PETRO SALM 
take warning!  You have more than a few enemies in TELORINTHE.   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  Some say a warrior is judged by the way 
he bears arms.  One thing is sure, better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!  
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in TELORINTHE.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  More than a sharp eye must I 
keep, indeed a stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari 
await me!  Till we meet again, remember:  a turtle walks slow, hides head in a shell, 
and harms no one; a lion runs to slay its prey.-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OLOVOR PARIS 371             13  16  2    99       MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KELLUMBO'S INITS. 296        15  14  4   109       BAD SIGNS (24)
 LUMP 269                     26  15  0    93       BAD SIGNS (24)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PETRO SALM 337               17  30  0    88       MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)
 ROOK 286                     19  16  0    83       NONSUCH HOUSE (39)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SPAWN'S BLUE BEER 403         8   3  0    66       BAD SIGNS (24)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NED PREWETT 406               3   7  0    49       MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)
 GROGAN DA TROLL 402           8   6  0    45       NONSUCH HOUSE (39)
 LAKE EFFECT SNOW 408          7   2  1    45       BAD SIGNS (24)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TAMARIND URLIK 370            6  23  0    41       MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PRIMORDIAL HULK 416           3   1  1    31       NONSUCH HOUSE (39)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TSUNAMI ALERT 412             4   2  2    19       BAD SIGNS (24)
 ULINA WYNNE 420               1   1  0    17       MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)
 FERAL BLADE 415               3   1  0    16       NONSUCH HOUSE (39)
 WAR STORM 414                 2   2  0     8       NONSUCH HOUSE (39)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
TERENA VEREK 400        6 10 1 MIDDLE WAY 21 40     TSUNAMI ALERT 412      97  REVENGED
LORIC HOWLER 413        0  1 0 NONSUCH HOUSE 39     LAKE EFFECT SNOW 408   95  REVENGED
SILVERBACK 288         16 15 1 NONSUCH HOUSE 39     KELLUMBO'S INITS. 296  95  REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Telorinthe -- It was a sad day when the Consortium chose to leave the arena.  I
entered the arena for two main reasons:  1.  Because I like the no-tourney format.
2.  Because I liked the idea of competing with the Consortium.  Now, one of those two
reasons is gone.  And the arena itself is tiny.  I hope the Consortium returns, but
if he doesn't it is possible that the House will close its doors.  I'd like to see
Rook graduate, but that may be a ways away.  And with the death of Silverback, the
shot at graduating all 5 off of the team sheet was lost.  Come back Consortium! --
Nomad and the Nonsuch House

Telorinthe -- The lack of ads and columns is a result of things beyond my control,
but hopefully that will end.  100 wins will inspire some writing! -- The House

Lake Effect Snow -- Oh, that is a bad sign.  Well, for some.  But Trolls don't mind
da snow. At least not the northern ones. -- Grogan da Troll

Tamrind Urlik -- The experience might have made a difference.  Shoulda been going
skills. -- Hulk

Ulinna -- A Warstorm is always a hard thing to face. -- Warstorm

We are pleased to note that nobody from here seems to have gone to the summer
tourney.  Way to hold the line!

Good gods!  A five-oh turn?  And not a single standby on the line for us.  This is,
um, disconcerting.  Yeah, that's it.  Disconcerting.  Oh, sentence inversion, we went
four-one.  Much more plausible. -- Petro Salm

Spawn's Blue Beer -- I don't know who this "Spawn" is, but blue beer is perverse. --
Olovor Paris

Lump -- You have to stir the gravy CONSTANTLY to avoid lumps. -- Petro Salm
P.S.  Okay, I'm not a cook by choice, but my mom is, and she insisted we all learn.

Primordial Hulk -- Not a problem, at least not today.  I checked in the back of the
biology text and it said that primordial hulks were all made of jelly.  I can handle
a big lump of jelly.  Well, today I can.  You never know about tomorrow. -- Tamarind
Urlik

Tsunami Alert -- Inland residence, so not a problem.-- Ned Prewett

War Storm -- The steward was right, even *I* don't believe it, and I was THERE. --
Ulina Wynne

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

KELLUMBO'S INITS. devastated PETRO SALM in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
SPAWN'S BLUE BEER vanquished GROGAN DA TROLL in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
LAKE EFFECT SNOW subdued TAMARIND URLIK in a 4 minute uneven Challenge fight.
TSUNAMI ALERT was bested by PRIMORDIAL HULK in a 3 minute gory Challenge fight.
ROOK was savagely defeated by OLOVOR PARIS in a 3 minute master's Title competition.
LUMP bested KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute mismatched match.
NED PREWETT handily defeated THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 2 minute uneven fight.
WAR STORM lost to ULINA WYNNE in a 3 minute beginner's duel.
FERAL BLADE won victory over PERSISTANT BEGGAR in a dull 3 minute beginner's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         PARRY-STRIKE      10 -   4 -  0      71  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         AIMED BLOW        11 -   5 -  0      69  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   28 -  23 -  2      55  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK    19 -  16 -  4      54  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         TOTAL PARRY       11 -  10 -  0      52  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         WALL OF STEEL     12 -  13 -  1      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         LUNGING ATTACK    16 -  19 -  3      46  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   6 -  0      25  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn  99 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         2  BASHING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   KELLUMBO'S INITS. 296      15  14  4  109 BAD SIGNS (24)
TOTAL PARRY      LUMP 269                   26  15  0   93 BAD SIGNS (24)
PARRY-STRIKE     ROOK 286                   19  16  0   83 NONSUCH HOUSE (39)
AIMED BLOW       SPAWN'S BLUE BEER 403       8   3  0   66 BAD SIGNS (24)
STRIKING ATTACK  GROGAN DA TROLL 402         8   6  0   45 NONSUCH HOUSE (39)
WALL OF STEEL    LAKE EFFECT SNOW 408        7   2  1   45 BAD SIGNS (24)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is PETRO SALM 337.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was OLOVOR PARIS 371.  The ten other most popular fighters were TAMARIND URLIK 370, 
ULINA WYNNE 420, TSUNAMI ALERT 412, SPAWN'S BLUE BEER 403, NED PREWETT 406, 
KELLUMBO'S INITS. 296, LAKE EFFECT SNOW 408, PRIMORDIAL HULK 416, ROOK 286, and LUMP 
269.

The least popular fighter this week was FERAL BLADE 415.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were GROGAN DA TROLL 402, PETRO SALM 337, WAR STORM 414, LUMP 269, ROOK 286, 
PRIMORDIAL HULK 416, LAKE EFFECT SNOW 408, KELLUMBO'S INITS. 296, NED PREWETT 406, 
and SPAWN'S BLUE BEER 403.

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY LVIII

DEAD CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BLOODY STOOL 143 (11-6-0)              1  3  0         BAD SIGNS            

DEAD ADEPTS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
3RD AND 98 142 (7-3-0)                 3  3  0         BAD SIGNS            

                            A DM TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS

          12 political points a'pumpin'
          11 TVs a'workin'
          10 free duels of credit
           9 ABs to challenge
           8 criticals a'connectin'
           7 scums a'dyin'
           6 skills a'maxin'
           5 A.D. invites
           4 lucky warriors
           3 size on replacement
           2 proxied TCs
          And a quarterstaff from a pear tree.

                                   May your days be merry,
                                   And your wins be often.

                                             The Consortium

                             * * * * *   MEMO  * * * * *

From:       The Office of Accurate Census Reporting, Gladiatorial Commission
To:         All Managers

In the interest of preserving our natural resources and preventing managerial writer's 
cramp, the census form has been eliminated, effective immediately.  Managers may 
register their warriors' races and/or favorite sayings by simply writing them on a 
separate piece of paper and submitting them to the Commission.  Each warrior may have 
up to 15 favorite sayings.  Each saying must be categorized Jeer, Gloat, Boredom, Ouch, 
Victory and may be up to 80 characters long.  For any questions, please contact the 
Gladiatorial Commission.