DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/28/2016    Duedate: 12/10/2016

MORDANT ARENA

DM-1    TURN-817

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MOSTLY CLEAN
RUN DMC (636)
(1-9389) [14-8-0,110]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MOSTLY CLEAN                   LAMBDA MUSCAE
RUN DMC (636)                  MUSCA (674)
(1-9389) [14-8-0,110]          (1-9435) [2-1-0,33]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SOULCYCLIST                    SHARPER IMAGE
YUPPIE HORDE (657)             YUPPIE HORDE (657)
(1-9291) [21-9-1,83]           (1-9477) [4-6-0,44]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

RUN DMC (636)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. RUN DMC (636)               53
2. NUMBER HUNTTER (681)        36      RUN DMC (636)
3. MUSCA (674)                 20      Unchartered Team
4. OUT LAWZ (680)               8
5. FANTASY FIGHTERS (679)       0      NUMBER HUNTTER (681)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*NUMBER HUNTTER (681)       4   1  1 80.0   1/ 2 RUN DMC (636)            10  2 0
 2- 1*FANTASY FIGHTERS (679)    13   7  1 65.0   2/ 1 YUPPIE HORDE (657)        6  8 1
 3/ 2 RUN DMC (636)            262 195 16 57.3   3/ 0*NUMBER HUNTTER (681)      4  1 1
 4- 3 PITCH PERFECT (670)       29  23  5 55.8   4- 3*FANTASY FIGHTERS (679)    3  1 0
 5/ 4 YUPPIE HORDE (657)       159 141  8 53.0   5/ 5*MUSCA (674)               2  1 0
 6/ 5*MUSCA (674)                2   2  0 50.0   6/ 0*OUT LAWZ (680)            1  2 1
 7- 6 BOOZE (605)              186 203 16 47.8   7- 4 BOOZE (605)               1  3 0
 8/ 0*OUT LAWZ (680)             1   2  1 33.3   8- 6 PITCH PERFECT (670)       0  2 0

    '*'   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.

Remy looked... expensive.  From the jeweled pommel of his sword, to the fine 
Corinthian stitching of his armor, to the gleam of his titanium helmet, one had to 
admit that Remy looked the part of Duelmaster contender.  The dwarf stood ram-rod 
straight, taking his place as the highest ranked warrior before the ancient Duelmaster 
throne of Mordant.

Soulcyclist shifted, pretending to scan the entire assembly, but his eye kept coming 
back to Remy.  For his part, Remy's eyes were continually locked on the throne.

"It's kind of creepy, isn't it?" Sharper Image handed Soulcyclist a shot of Ardiventi 
Fire whiskey.  A pint of Nianian Pale Ale washed it down.  "The way he never takes his 
eyes off of you?  You don't think he's..."

"It's the throne he desires.  He looked at Affluenza the same way, and no one would 
call that epitome of scummery attractive, desireable," Soulcyclist grimaced as the 
second shot of whisked burned its way to the extremities, "or as pretty as I."

Sharper Image's, "isn't it 'me'?" was ignored as the Gladiatorial Commission official 
waved his staff at the Matchup Board, which came alive.  Image after image of warrior 
flashed, as challenges and avoids were processed.  Due to some technical glitch, the 
board froze momentarily causing a groan from the assembly.

FOMO leaned forward, "Which Pitch Perfect warrior do you think you'll fight this 
week?"

A slight *tap* *tap* *bang* *Bang* *Bang!* *BANG!!!* on the board fixed the technical 
glitch, and Remy smiled.  "The throne is mine!" 

*** *** ***

"So just who is this Sir Jessie Jest, anyway?"

Soulcyclist, scimitar held low to protect his legs, stepped carefully to his right.  
As Remy shifted his weight slightly, Soulcyclist lunged with his scimitar.  The 
uninspired attack was parried, and returned at twice the speed.

Soulcyclist parried, and as he pivoted, he asked, "Do you look like any of those 
designs he posited?  Seems a bit outdated to me."  Not seeing an opening, Soulcyclist 
stepped back, and the two Parry-Rippers circled each other, looking for a weakness.

"I mean, how do you wear heavy armor AND have a low ST design?  You wouldn't be able 
to move."  Soulcyclist shifted his weight onto his back foot as he parried an ordinary 
attack, and batted his foe's weapon aside.

"For my part, I'm designed..." Soulcyclist swung his Scimitar into a veritable wall of 
blades, sure of success.  To the Duelmaster's surprise, Remy parried the attack.  

But Remy made a mistake, just a small one.  He raised his hands just a little too 
high, met the attack just a fraction too soon.  Soulcyclist reversed the momentum of 
his blade and twisted around the parry.  He twisted his hips violently, and struck a 
terrific blow to Remy's abdomen.

Remy wasn't expecting this, and Soulcyclist could see the frantic desperation in his 
eyes.

Maybe it was the Ardiventi Fire coursing through his veins, but for a fraction of 
second Soulcyclist saw red and spun around, preparing a killing blow to his opponent.  
But as the crowd rose to its feet, cheering his victory, he dropped his Scimitar to 
the sands.

"Maybe we'll continue this conversation next week..."

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
MORDANT brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Later days, YUPPIE HORDE, since RUN 
DMC took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  MORDANT saw the first 
turn for NUMBER HUNTTER, a 4-1-1, and some teams are scared, others are too arrogant 
to notice.  Take note friends, take note.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed to 
see DRAKE win a fight and gain 16 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, LAMBDA MUSCAE beat 
VLAD THE INTERN and VLAD THE INTERN lost 11 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And 
it's out with the old, in with the new, as MOSTLY CLEAN takes the Title and last 
week's bar tab from the old Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  Conan's Place, humph!  I've 
tasted better ale at mortuaries.  Where do they get this stuff?  From MORDANT's trash 
dumps?   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for MORDANT's 
morgue.  More variety.  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only shines through use.  
Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     There's got to be a better place in MORDANT to get a drink than Conan's Place!  
Any suggestions?  Just wait 'till next time I show up here, I won't be so nice!  So 
nyaaah!  Paste this one in your scrapbooks, you'll need the kindling come this 
winter-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOSTLY CLEAN 9389            14   8  0   110       RUN DMC (636)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-REMY 9155                    11   5  1    93       BOOZE (605)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BILLY MAYS 9374               5   5  0    85       PITCH PERFECT (670)
 SOULCYCLIST 9291             21   9  1    83       YUPPIE HORDE (657)
-SUSAN POWTER 9372             6   6  1    83       PITCH PERFECT (670)
 FIVE DOLLAR BOY 9326         14  10  1    78       RUN DMC (636)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BILLY BLANKS 9375             7   3  0    61       PITCH PERFECT (670)
 ROCK AND RULE 9470            6   0  2    61       RUN DMC (636)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HUGE HEIGHTS 9308            14  10  0    52       RUN DMC (636)
 FOMO 9485                     8   2  0    51       YUPPIE HORDE (657)
-FLO 9397                      5   7  1    49       PITCH PERFECT (670)
 SHARPER IMAGE 9477            4   6  0    44       YUPPIE HORDE (657)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LAMBDA MUSCAE 9435            2   1  0    33       MUSCA (674)
-SOLAR SORCERER 9502           4   0  1    32       FANTASY FIGHTERS (679)
-PIT FIGHTER 9501              2   1  0    29       FANTASY FIGHTERS (679)
-BLACK PRIEST 9489             4   1  0    24       FANTASY FIGHTERS (679)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RED WIZARD 9490               2   1  0    23       FANTASY FIGHTERS (679)
-SMIRNOFF 9359                 4   1  0    21       BOOZE (605)
 VLAD THE INTERN 9493          4   5  2    19       YUPPIE HORDE (657)
-SUDS 9474                     3   2  0    17       BOOZE (605)
 DRAKE 9529                    1   0  0    16       NUMBER HUNTTER (681)
 INSOLENT FURY 9525            1   0  0    11       YUPPIE HORDE (657)
 DARK HUNTTER 9531             1   0  0     9       NUMBER HUNTTER (681)
 HITMAN 9519                   1   0  1     6       OUT LAWZ (680)
 TOP HUNTTER 9532              1   0  1     6       NUMBER HUNTTER (681)
-GREY THIEF 9486               1   2  0     5       FANTASY FIGHTERS (679)
 LONG DOGG 9530                1   0  0     4       NUMBER HUNTTER (681)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TAKE DOWN 9520                0   1  0     1       OUT LAWZ (680)
 PRISONER 9521                 0   1  0     1       OUT LAWZ (680)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
CONVICTED THIEF         0  0 0                      TOP HUNTTER 9532      817  NONE
IRISH CREME 9468        2  1 0 BOOZE 605            VLAD THE INTERN 9493  816   
S MUSCAE 9436           0  1 0 MUSCA 674            HIGH ELF              817  NONE
LORD HUNTTER 9528       0  1 0 NUMBER HUNTTER 681   HITMAN 9519           817   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Remy -- My betting friends told me you were the heavy favorite.  So I bet on myself 
and made a killing! -- Soulcyclist

Five Dollar Boy / Run DMC -- You win the rubber match.  Can I fight someone else now? 
-- Sharper Image

Huge Heights -- It's like I was looking in a mirror.  Except ... -- FOMO

Booze -- Sorry about Irish Creme.  Soulcyclist told me to kill the bottle, and I 
misunderstood.  Funny how language can be so ambiguious, right? Heh heh.  Right? -- 
Vlad the Intern

Ghost Yuppie #5 apparently got lost on the way to Mordant.  Hopefully they find their 
way this turn.  

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

S MUSCAE was butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SOULCYCLIST was devastated by MOSTLY CLEAN in a 1 minute one-sided Title duel.
FOMO was overpowered by FIVE DOLLAR BOY in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched duel.
ROCK AND RULE overpowered BLACK DEVIN in a 1 minute mismatched match.
SHARPER IMAGE was unbelievably bested by HUGE HEIGHTS in a popular 8 minute duel.
VLAD THE INTERN was overpowered by LAMBDA MUSCAE in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
HITMAN slew LORD HUNTTER in a 1 minute beginner's melee.
TAKE DOWN was vanquished by INSOLENT FURY in a 1 minute uneven duel.
PRISONER was savagely defeated by LONG DOGG in a slow 6 minute gory beginner's duel.
DRAKE beat GESHI SCRIVENER in a popular 1 minute novice's melee.
DARK HUNTTER subdued CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute amateur's match.
TOP HUNTTER put to death CONVICTED THIEF in a tiresome 6 minute novice's contest.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     11 -   4 -  1      73  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         WALL OF STEEL     10 -   5 -  0      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY       12 -   7 -  1      63  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-LUNGE       13 -   9 -  3      59  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         AIMED BLOW        14 -  11 -  4      56  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    13 -  12 -  3      52  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -   9 -  1      47  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         SLASHING ATTACK   19 -  22 -  3      46  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   4 -  2      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   9 -  1      31  |

Turn 817 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         2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  2         2  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         2  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  MOSTLY CLEAN 9389          14   8  0  110 RUN DMC (636)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    SOULCYCLIST 9291           21   9  1   83 YUPPIE HORDE (657)
AIMED BLOW       FIVE DOLLAR BOY 9326       14  10  1   78 RUN DMC (636)
STRIKING ATTACK  ROCK AND RULE 9470          6   0  2   61 RUN DMC (636)
TOTAL PARRY      HUGE HEIGHTS 9308          14  10  0   52 RUN DMC (636)
WALL OF STEEL    FOMO 9485                   8   2  0   51 YUPPIE HORDE (657)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SOULCYCLIST 9291.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was SHARPER IMAGE 9477.  The ten other most popular fighters were MOSTLY CLEAN 
9389, FIVE DOLLAR BOY 9326, INSOLENT FURY 9525, DRAKE 9529, DARK HUNTTER 9531, ROCK 
AND RULE 9470, LAMBDA MUSCAE 9435, HITMAN 9519, SOULCYCLIST 9291, and FOMO 9485.

The least popular fighter this week was TOP HUNTTER 9532.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were PRISONER 9521, LONG DOGG 9530, TAKE DOWN 9520, LORD HUNTTER 
9528, VLAD THE INTERN 9493, HUGE HEIGHTS 9308, S MUSCAE 9436, FOMO 9485, SOULCYCLIST 
9291, and HITMAN 9519.

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY LXII

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PRODIGAL SON 7937 (158-55-2)           5  3  0         MANNEQUIN'S BEST     
TONY SIRAGUSA 7882 (93-60-0)           3  3  0         BETTER OFF DEAD      
WAYWARD SON 8180 (126-65-4)            3  3  0         MANNEQUIN'S BEST     
NAMELESS TOOK 3195 (158-79-6)          1  4  0         THE BEARS            
PATIENCE 2619 (128-108-12)             0  5  0         SUPERIOR FORCES      

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
JOHNNY WALKER 8203 (86-40-2)           4  3  0         BOOZE                
PHIL HELLMUTH 7842 (72-49-1)           4  3  0         POKER GREATS         

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CRATER FACE 8340 (76-52-0)             9  3  0         LAB EXPERIMENTS      
BOSOMY GOLDMINE 8537 (32-20-0)         6  3  0         SUPER STARS R US     
RUN'S HOUSE 8735 (55-27-2)             2  3  0         RUN DMC              

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
COLOSSEUM HALLS 8871 (60-51-0)         6  3  0         RUN DMC              
HRUNTLING 8994 (17-5-1)                1  3  0         SWEORDMASTERS        

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SEVENTH SON 9401 (2-3-0)               8  3  0         MANNEQUIN'S BEST     
BILLY MAYS 9374 (5-5-0)                0  2  0         PITCH PERFECT        

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
IRISH CREME 9468 (2-0-0)               4  3  0         BOOZE                
LAMBDA MUSCAE 9435 (0-1-0)             4  3  0         MUSCA                
SUDS 9474 (3-1-0)                      3  3  0         BOOZE                
FENNIGAN 9467 (1-0-1)                  2  3  0         OBELISK 005          
BLACK PRIEST 9489 (3-1-0)              0  2  0         FANTASY FIGHTERS     
ROCK AND RULE 9470 (4-0-2)             0  2  0         RUN DMC              

DEAD CHALLENGERS TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PAXTON 8993 (7-1-0)                    6  3  0         CAT'S MEOW           
JENNIFER 7078 (8-3-0)                  5  3  0         COSMOS               
CHARICLES 7147 (16-23-2)               2  3  0         ROMAN EMPIRE         
BLACK BRAVADO 6562 (12-4-0)            1  3  0         BLACK JUNTA          
CARACALLA 7115 (9-6-0)                 0  2  0         ROMAN EMPIRE         

DEAD CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ATRARCH 9213 (3-0-0)                   0  2  0         WRATHMEN             
CAPELLA 7777 (8-4-0)                   0  2  0         COSMOS               
THACKERT 4822 (0-0-0)                  0  2  0         BIG LAKE WARLORDS    

DEAD ADEPTS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
COUNT CONJURER 2730 (3-0-1)            1  3  0         BLACK INVASION       

DEAD INITIATES TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SOUR SUSAN 9281 (3-1-0)                2  3  0         WEIRD STUDENTS       

DEAD APPRENTICES TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CRAZY CARL 9352 (0-0-0)                6  3  0         WEIRD STUDENTS       
HERO 9487 (0-1-0)                      6  3  1         FANTASY FIGHTERS     
WOAH WILL 9423 (0-0-0)                 0  2  0         WEIRD STUDENTS