DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/12/2015    Duedate: 01/24/2015

MORDANT ARENA

DM-1    TURN-771

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MY ADIDAS
RUN DMC (636)
(1-8733) [17-0-3,130]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MY ADIDAS                      POSITION IS EMPTY
RUN DMC (636)                  
(1-8733) [17-0-3,130]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SEIUS GLABRIO                  CAIUS OCCIUS
ROMAN EMPIRE (531)             ROMAN EMPIRE (531)
(1-7978) [13-17-2,79]          (1-8155) [3-1-0,28]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

RUN DMC (636)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DEATH'S DOOR (129)          55
2. ROMAN EMPIRE (531)          26      RUN DMC (636)
3. UPSTARTS (40)               25      Unchartered Team
4. SERPENTS' HOLD (642)        12
5. LOW ROAD 3 (644)             4POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (615)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*WRATHMEN (660)             4   0  0  100   1/ 1 RUN DMC (636)            10  4 2
 2/ 2 RUN DMC (636)            186 114  9 62.0   2/ 2 UPSTARTS (40)             9  6 1
 3/ 3 UPSTARTS (40)            125 101  3 55.3   3/ 5 DEATH'S DOOR (129)        7  2 0
 4/ 4 LOW ROAD 3 (644)         162 134  4 54.7   4/ 4 ROMAN EMPIRE (531)        7  3 1
 5/ 5 DEATH'S DOOR (129)       143 129  2 52.6   5- 3 COLORFUL (657)            4  6 0
 6/ 6 ROMAN EMPIRE (531)       329 369 24 47.1   6/ 6 HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)   4 11 0
 7- 7 COLORFUL (657)            60  83  3 42.0   7- 7*WRATHMEN (660)            1  0 0
 8/ 8 HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)  732 %1101 19 39.9   8/ 9 SERPENTS' HOLD (642)      1  5 0
 9/ 9 SERPENTS' HOLD (642)      55 128  6 30.1   9/ 8 LOW ROAD 3 (644)          0  3 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

     Handy Dandy came into the guildhouse to find Masked Melon standing in the middle
of the common room and staring around at the walls.  While some kind of nervous
behavior was to be expected since the Melon was a whole-hearted paranoid, this was
the first time he'd seemed worried about the walls.  They were just... walls.  Some
brick, some stone, more rough plaster, a few wooden panels.  They could use cleaning,
but he'd be damned if HE would do it.  Let the others clean if they wanted to.
     He started around the edge of the room, moving quietly so as not to attract the
Melon's attention.
     Didn't work.  Melon turned and stared at him, eyes big and even more crazed than
usual.  In a voice that was so calm it sounded more insane than a crazy cackle, he
said, "The wall growled at me."
     Not what Handy expected to hear, even from the Melon.  "Ah... did it say
anything?"
     "No.  It just growled.  You know how it is with walls, they don't communicate
much."  He stared around again, then darted nervous glances over his shoulders.  "But
I think it's out to GET me.  I don't dare turn my back on it."
     "Ah... that could be difficult?  The walls are all the way around the room."
Handy brightened.  "You could go out and sleep in a field."
     "No, it isn't ALL the walls, just that one bit to the left of the fireplace.
Where the bricks are.  So far just that."
     "Ah!"  A fragment of team lore passed down from one gladiator to another, and
doubtless distorted mightily in the process, blinked in his memory.  "Ah, that...
might be the Brick Wall!"
     "That's what I said.  That bit of wall where the bricks are."
     "No, once there was a Homicidal Maniac known as the Brick Wall.  Some kind of
golem that actually WAS a piece of brick wall.  Years ago, that would have been."
     "Well, I hope somebody knocked holes in it!  I hate golems!"
     "I was told it graduated.  And had weird but definite ideas about right and
wrong.  Maybe you SHOULD go out and sleep in a field."

                                      SPY REPORT

     You elder fighters surely remember me.  The younger ones may call me Olaf 
Modeen.  I return to MORDANT once again!  What's with TYPHOID MARY?  She actually 
beat RUN DMC's JACK B. NIMBLE, and walked away with 22 more points from the fight.  
Laughs were big at DEATH'S DOOR while they watched TYPHOID MARY clobber JACK B. 
NIMBLE.  He lost 14 points and got bruised from objects thrown from the stands.  Try 
as he might, BUSTER MARNE wasn't good enough at persuading ROCK RHYMES to step down 
from the Duelmaster's throne...  Wouldn't it be nice to have live subjects to 
practice on?  I hear some team is looking into the uses of convicted prisoners.   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...  The most avoided team 
was WRATHMEN.  Management must be dealin', as the boys at UPSTARTS ain't reelin'!  
WRATHMEN's mad!  How well I know the feeling of being the most challenged warrior, 
JMJ!  Don't make idle boasts, they may come back to haunt you.  KEITH RICHARDS didn't 
quite know what to make of a challenge he received from UG LEE of UPSTARTS, who is 24 
points below him.  UG LEE perhaps got his just desserts, seeing as he was defeated by 
KEITH RICHARDS and ended up with 58 recognition points.   
     Warriors of MORDANT unite.  You have only your games to lose!  Hmm...  More 
surprises must remain in store for me, if MY ADIDAS can return from the Dark Arena.  
Here's some advice:  study your opponent, master many skills, fight dirty.   
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  All work 
and no play makes Olaf a dull fighter.  Work and play no fighter dull Olaf.  
Olaffighterwork and no play.  Time for my medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, 
practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MY ADIDAS 8733               17   0  3   130       RUN DMC (636)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TYPHOID MARY 7941            14  17  0   103       DEATH'S DOOR (129)
 TINGO 9057                   10   4  0   102       SERPENTS' HOLD (642)
 KING OF ROCK 9067            14  12  1    92       RUN DMC (636)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KEITH RICHARDS 7927          16  16  0    91       DEATH'S DOOR (129)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JACK B. NIMBLE 9078          17   5  0    85       RUN DMC (636)
 BUSTER MARNE 8956            13  40  1    83       LOW ROAD 3 (644)
 SEIUS GLABRIO 7978           13  17  2    79       ROMAN EMPIRE (531)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HANDY DANDY 9061             13  22  1    62       HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)
 UG LEE 952                    7  11  0    58       UPSTARTS (40)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MADAME TIGER 9209             7   5  0    50       HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)
 UDA LOU ZAR 9232              5   2  0    50       UPSTARTS (40)
-LOVE PINK 9204                7   2  0    41       COLORFUL (657)
 JMJ 9161                      9   5  0    38       RUN DMC (636)
 AMY THYME 9234                5   1  0    36       UPSTARTS (40)
 JUSTIN THYME 9208             8   2  0    35       UPSTARTS (40)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PAINT IT BLACK 9221           6   3  0    31       COLORFUL (657)
-JACK OF SHADOWS 9205          5   6  0    28       COLORFUL (657)
 CAIUS OCCIUS 8155             3   1  0    28       ROMAN EMPIRE (531)
 BRAIN FREEZE 8133             3   4  1    27       DEATH'S DOOR (129)
-DEREN 9212                    3   0  0    27       WRATHMEN (660)
-LEOPARD SPOTS 9169            5   7  0    24       COLORFUL (657)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EUSTACIUS 8144                2   2  1    23       ROMAN EMPIRE (531)
 TUBERCULOSIS 8979             2   0  0    23       DEATH'S DOOR (129)
 AEMILIUS 8980                 1   2  0    22       ROMAN EMPIRE (531)
-ATRARCH 9213                  1   0  0    21       WRATHMEN (660)
 MASKED MELON 9210             4   8  0    20       HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)
 BARRY CADE 9231               3   4  1    16       UPSTARTS (40)
 BELLICUS 8231                 2   0  1    16       ROMAN EMPIRE (531)
 MOTH MASHER 9233              0   7  0     7       HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
FIRE ENGINE RED 9236    1  1 0 COLORFUL 657         BARRY CADE 9231       769  REVENGED
SPYMASTER               0  0 0 DARK ARENA           MY ADIDAS 8733        771  NONE
CRAMPS 8230             0  1 0 DEATH'S DOOR 129     DARK CHAMPION         771  NONE
WHAT GERMS! 9237        0  3 0 HOMICIDAL MANIAC 121 BELLICUS 8231         771   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Six dead in the Dark Arena duels.  You know what THAT means!

Leopard Spots -- Nope.  It says here, right in the script, that you are a spot, or
several spots on the honor of Mordant.  You need to be rubbed out. -- Masked Melon
P.S.  I didn't know Mordant had honor.

Our congratulations to Rock Rhymes, which for some reason we're having trouble
spelling tonight.  Must be the snow. -- Jorja et al

Three-two, I think.  Or maybe two-three.  They look a lot the same, you know?  But
Buster lost, that silly bugger.  Ha. -- Handy Dandy

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MY ADIDAS butchered SPYMASTER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena Title fight.
CRAMPS was killed by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
TYPHOID MARY savagely defeated JACK B. NIMBLE in a 1 minute expert's Challenge fight.
UG LEE was overpowered by KEITH RICHARDS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
SEIUS GLABRIO devastated HANDY DANDY in a popular 1 minute uneven Challenge brawl.
UDA LOU ZAR bested JMJ in a 1 minute Challenge match.
BARRY CADE was devastated by BRAIN FREEZE in a 2 minute Challenge competition.
ROCK RHYMES won victory over BUSTER MARNE in a 2 minute gruesome expert's duel.
KING OF ROCK was defeated by TINGO in a 1 minute expert's duel.
MADAME TIGER savagely defeated LIEUTENANT WOREL in a 2 minute brutal fight.
AMY THYME overcame EUSTACIUS in a 3 minute bout.
JUSTIN THYME defeated CAIUS OCCIUS in a 4 minute veteran vs. amateur match.
AEMILIUS bested MASKED MELON in a 3 minute brutal battle.
MOTH MASHER was devastated by TUBERCULOSIS in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
BELLICUS put to death WHAT GERMS! in a 2 minute beginner's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -   3 -  0      73  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         TOTAL PARRY       25 -  17 -  0      60  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         AIMED BLOW        13 -   9 -  0      59  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         LUNGING ATTACK    26 -  24 -  0      52  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         BASHING ATTACK     7 -   8 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   19 -  22 -  2      46  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         WALL OF STEEL     10 -  12 -  2      45  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -  10 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   7 -  0      30  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -  10 -  0      29  |

Turn 771 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      2 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         3  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  2     AIMED BLOW         0 -  2         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  MY ADIDAS 8733             17   0  3  130 RUN DMC (636)
LUNGING ATTACK   TINGO 9057                 10   4  0  102 SERPENTS' HOLD (642)
PARRY-STRIKE     KING OF ROCK 9067          14  12  1   92 RUN DMC (636)
AIMED BLOW       JACK B. NIMBLE 9078        17   5  0   85 RUN DMC (636)
BASHING ATTACK   UDA LOU ZAR 9232            5   2  0   50 UPSTARTS (40)
TOTAL PARRY      AMY THYME 9234              5   1  0   36 UPSTARTS (40)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SEIUS GLABRIO 7978.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was CAIUS OCCIUS 8155.  The ten other most popular fighters were MY ADIDAS 8733, 
TYPHOID MARY 7941, SEIUS GLABRIO 7978, MADAME TIGER 9209, EUSTACIUS 8144, MASKED 
MELON 9210, KEITH RICHARDS 7927, BRAIN FREEZE 8133, UDA LOU ZAR 9232, and TINGO 9057.

The least popular fighter this week was MOTH MASHER 9233.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were BUSTER MARNE 8956, JMJ 9161, UG LEE 952, WHAT GERMS! 9237, 
BELLICUS 8231, JUSTIN THYME 9208, AMY THYME 9234, KING OF ROCK 9067, BARRY CADE 9231, 
and HANDY DANDY 9061.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

MY ADIDAS (1-8733) RUN DMC (636)

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

ROCK RHYMES (1-9121) RUN DMC (636)